Last weekend was the end of year Juniors and Vets Championships.
Many top quality drivers compete at these events. Some of the superstars of today actually did these events for years.
Those guys are now all older and the Vets have become a tough competition to win.
New Juniors are coming through and they are super quick too.
Well I am not Junior so it was the Veterans class for me. To compete here one will need all their knowledge, skills and a lot more as everyone is experienced and know what to do.
The event was held at Burry Metro just above Manchester. An all Astro track with jumps, camber corners and very technical to get right. A 500 mile round trip for me and I have never raced at this track before. Weather conditions were awful all weekend. Rain rain, wind wind and a continuous bombardment of horrid weather.
The 2wd event held on the Saturday and the 4wd on the Sunday.
My 2wd car was super good all day. As it tried to dry out it was super competitive and I was using the laydown transmission soon available from Serpent. Superb forward traction. While I was also racing I was constantly testing like I do these days and I was running my car super light at 1520g all up. Very agile and managed to make the main A final easily. I wasn’t quick enough for the win but was in contention all the way in the finals. Enjoyed 2wd very much and TQed the V50 class and Won and retained the 2wd title for another year.
I had some advice from one of our local Serpent guys that runs the SRX4 here and some changes were necessary. Car was also very good in the Yuk weather conditions. Track was drying out quick through the day as the rain eased off. Unfortunately that took my advantage away and was not able to complete for a win today. Took the TQ and Win for the V50 class again though and once again double V50 champ for the UK.
The 2016 European Championships where held in Valladolid, Spain. It was a dirt track and the jumps where covered by astroturf. After the warm up race the club removed the stone parts of the track and filled it with dirt. It made the track much better for 1/10Electric racing then before.
Monday started with 7 Rounds of free practice. My Team Orion powered Serpent was great and only needed some small tweaks due the hot tempratures, after practice I was 2nd. Tuesday were another 2 Rounds of controlled practice and 3 Rounds of qualifying. I was able to TQ the 1st Round, 2nd in Round 2 and another TQ in the 3rd Round. That gave me the overnight TQ going into the finals day on wednesday. I could TQ the 4th Round, but Neil Cragg got the 5th Round and was 0.1sec faster then my time and I was only 2nd Overall.
The finals. A1 I had a good start but, 3rd place driver tried to pass me but we crashed. I fall back to 3rd, but worked my way back up to 2nd.
A2 This time I was very close to Neil after the start and I could follow him around closly until he made a mistake over the triple, which gave me the lead. I never looked back and took the leg victory.
A3 The deciding leg. A clean start and I was again close at Neil´s back, I tried to follow him again. After the bridge, I had slighlty more speed, but it was no room to try a pass on Neil, so I decided to brake harder that we not crash, but unfortunately I braked to hard and spun out. After that I had no chance to take the win anymore. Overall I finished 2nd place in 2WD with the new version Serpent Spyder SRX2.
4WD again 7 Rounds of free practice. My car was very good for a 5min run. Overall after practice where the best 2 laps counted I was 5th. Going into qualifying on Friday I was very confident with my hole package. In Round 1 I got a 2nd place, Round 2 a 5th place and 4th in Round 3. Overall I was 3rd after 3 Rounds.
I had more pace in my package then this, but always small issues held me back.
On Saturday, the day started out good with a 2nd place in Round 4 and a 3rd in Round 5. Overall I stayed in 3rd place.
A1 I should started in 3rd, but as the others had issues before the start 3rd was actually the TQ spot. I was able to build a gap to the others over the first couple laps and take the win.
A2 I had a few small mistakes over the run and finished 2nd place. Which already secured a podium spot.
A3 I knew I needed to win this final to take the Overall victory. I had a very good start and could pass Neil on the second corner. After that I was right at the back of Bruno for a coupe of laps until I passed him on the inside before the chicane. Bruno made an error and fall back to 4th. I had a 3 seconds lead over Neil with 2 min to go. I knew I just need to keep it on the wheels and I would take the 4WD European Title. That was exactly what happend and I was crowned the new 4WD European Champion after coming so close in 2WD. My Serpent Spyder SDX4 shaftdrive production prototype worked very well !!
Thanks to all my Sponsors, without their support it wouldnt be possible to archieve such great results.
Notre site s'est fait hacker hier samedi 20/08/2016 et nous avons ainsi rencontrer de nombreux dysfonctionnements afin de rétablir tout à la normal.
Force est de constater que la réparation n'a pu est opérationnelle à 100% malheureusement. C'est la raison pour laquelle, la sauvegarde de la base de données du forum repart sur Novembre 2015 (seule sauvegarde ayant réussie, les dernières n'ont pas abouties).
Veuillez nous excuser pour la gène occasionée et les données perdues. Merci de votre compréhension.
We often have people ask us, what is the super light buggy? What is it about? Is it replacing the e-buggy as we know it? We have decided to make this article so we make things clear!
What is the super light car?
Tekno RC EB48SL car is based on our very successful EB48 buggy. It islighter, more nimble, more affordable, using the same electronics as theSCT410.3 truck, it is pure fun!
Is it here to replace the EB48.3 buggy?
The answer is simple, No. Super light buggies are a different class, they excel in different conditions compared to the EB48.3
What are the main advantages of the EB48 SL buggy?
10th scale handling, 8th scale durability (that's what we all want, right?).
Lower cost for electronics (SCT motor and ESC, 2s batteries).
Shares 90% of the SC410.3 parts.
Lighter and not as much power, safer on indoor tracks, less impact on the track surface.
The 10th Off-Road 2016 calendar dates are now available and confirmed by all clubs.
Starting with the British Open Championships in February, then 6 exciting National weekend events with a new club hosting a National, its exciting times.
Also the end of season final events have been reformed to now hold the Juniors and Vets together in holiday August time.
The F2 and F3/4/5s will now be held on the same day and run as separate events called the Formula Championships.
No special time off needed for the Juniors so get them all booked in and with the growing class of the Vets, they can compete at the F2s too. Great stuff happening in 2016.
Who’s your favourite!!
Click to Download Calendar in PDF Format
The new Awesomatix A800 is hitting the stores shortly and soon many new lucky owners will enjoy it.
It is a departure of the shaft driven layout following now the trend of 2 belt driven cars.
Although a proven choice, Awesomatix has chosen to explore even further the posibilities to improve weight distribution and maximize the performance potential of the car.
By placing the spur gear on the right side (battery side) of the car, it allows to put the motor by 2mm further to the centre of the car as well as give direct access to the spur gear without the requirement of removing belts or upper deck. More on this later.
The entire transmission has been designed with the goal to be the lightest and most efficient possible. Low friction belts and pulleys help to achieve these goals as well as better reliability is achieved through the use of specific materials and well thought design.
Three chassis options are available. Here you can see the two of them. The one on top is a very nice aluminium hard anodized scratch resistant chassis with a lot of milling and a 3D shape where a concave effect is visible at the bottom of the chassis. This has proven to perform very well in many different conditions on carpet racing.The carbon chassis is a standard design with symmetrical milling on both sides of the main axis to produce even flex characteristics
Schumacher is pleased to announce top Russian Off Road driver Dmitry Malyshko has joined the team.
"I am very excited to join Team Schumacher. I want to thank everyone at the company for this opportunity!
I am really excited to race with the new cars at major international races like EOS Series, Winter Jumps, Russian GP2016 and Euros! "
LANCEMENT APPEL D’OFFRE PNEU SAISONS HIVERNALES 2016-2018
Nous souhaitons dès aujourd’hui lancer un appel pour la proposition de pneus à utiliser en championnat de France 1/10 électrique piste pour les saisons hivernales de 2016 à 2018 (2 saisons). Les catégories concernées par cet appel d’offre sont le : 1/10ème Tourisme 13.5, 1/10ème Tourisme 10.5 et 1/10ème Tourisme Modifié.
La date limite d’envoi du dossier est fixée au 31 Décembre 2015, cachet de la poste faisant foi.
La date d’envoi des échantillons est fixée au 15 Janvier 2016, cachet de la poste faisant foi.
Pour tous les détails : http://www.ffvrc.fr/fr/disciplines-sur-piste/1-10-1-12-electrique-piste/53-actualites/433-appel-a-candidatures-pneus.html
Equipe piste FFVRC 1/10ème Electrique
Available now from Vampire Racing is the 2S all-black charging lead in long configuration. The 60cm long charging harness comes pre-assembled with 4mm gold-plated bullet-type connectors and an XH balancer on the charger side and and 4/5mm dual plug and a 2mm balance connector for the battery side which allows to charge 2S LiPo packs with both industry-standard 4mm connector tubes as well as the newer batteries with 5mm tubes.
VR-5924 Vampire Racing 2S All-Black Charging Lead -Long- (4/5mm Dual Plug,XH)
Chers visiteurs, chères visiteuses,
La météo de ce dimanche 19 mai s'annonce plutôt pluvieuse pour notre Journée Découverte 2019. Il est probable que certaines animations ne seront pas possibles à mettre en oeuvre, et certains exposants ne seront pas présents s'il pleut. Néanmoins, nous serons au poste quoi qu'il advienne!
Merci de votre compréhension!
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