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December 4, 2016

Dominant Czech win makes it a perfect start for ETS Champion Coelho

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Having been on a different level from the first qualifier at the season opener of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in the Czech Republic, Bruno Coelho leaves Hrotovice with maximum championship points after securing the overall win with another dominant performance in A2.  Top Qualifier for the event where he made his ETS & carpet racing debut 2-years ago, the Xray driver made light work of his opposition with a repeat of Saturday night’s easy A1 victory.  His sixth ETS race win, the result is particularly important to Coelho who openly admits carpet is not his favourite surface. While Coelho checked out, winning the second encounter by 2.5-seconds, there would be two entertaining battles behind him with Ronald Volker and Viljami Kutvonen scrapping for second, Kutvonen coming out on top.  The other battle was for fourth with Marc Rheinard managing to keep the faster Alexander Hagberg from finding a way past.

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December 3, 2016

Coelho cruises to A1 win at ETS

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Bruno Coelho cruised to an easy victory in the opening A-Main at Round 1 of the Euro Touring Series in the Czech Republic.  Having TQ’d earlier in the day in Hrotovice, the Xray driver made light work of his opposition to win by 2.4-seconds from Ronald  Volker who in turn had a 3.5-second advantage over 3rd.  It was the battle for 3rd that would provide the entertainment as a train of cars backed up behind P3 starter Viljami Kutvonen until a slight error by the Finn let Marc Rheinard through to complete the Top 3.  Managing to hold off the challenge of Xray’s Alexander Hagberg, Kutvonen would hang onto fourth.

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December 3, 2016

Coelho to start ETS defence from pole position

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Bruno Coelho will start the defence of his Euro Touring Series title from pole position, the Xray driver becoming Top Qualifier at the season opener in Czech after he made it three out of three in the penultimate qualifier. His 5th ETS career TQ, Coelho would again set the pace ahead of Ronald Volker in Q3 even surviving flipping his car.  With Top 3 pace setter from Q1 & 2 Viljami Kutvonen crashing out in third qualifier when he ran a wide line on the main straight and then understeered into the boards at the sweeper breaking his Awesomatix, this would allow last year’s Top Qualifier Marc Rheinard to post his best round with a P3 ahead of Alexander Hagberg and Elliott Harper.

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December 3, 2016

Coelho again in Q2 at Czech ETS

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Having opened Season #10 of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series with a TQ run in the Czech Republic last night, Bruno Coelho got Day 2’s proceedings underway with another in Q2. The Xray driver was again the class of the field, his rivals failing to get on terms with the reigning Champion who again topped the times comfortably by ETS standards. Over 2-seconds off Coelho, Ronald Volker was again his closest rival however the German only just managed to finish ahead of Viljami Kutvonen, the Q2 Top 3 a repeat of the opening qualifier.  After a number of mistakes left Akio Sobue P10 in the first round, the number 2 seeded driver kept it clean in Q2 to post the fourth fastest time ahead of last year’s event winner Marc Rheinard with top seed Alexander Hagberg completing the Top 6.

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December 3, 2016

T-Works Project 4X 4.5mm hard aluminium pivot balls

T-Works Project 4X 4.5mm hard aluminium pivot balls

Made for Serpent’s Project 4X touring car are T-Works’s new hard-coated 4.5mm aluminium pivot balls. Machined from aircraft-grade 7075-T6 material and coming with a hard-coated surface the ball ends offer a low weight and exceptional durability. They are equipped with a 2mm hex head and come in sets of four or 16 pieces.

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December 3, 2016

Murfdogg Demon X spring car kit

Murfdogg Demon X spring car kit

Murfdogg have released their new Demon X spring car kit. Based on the company’s successful Demon gearbox platform, the new kit represents the next step in high-bite foam tyre sprint car racing. The car features a 2.5mm carbon fibre, engineered flex, dedicated direct-drive chassis that makes for optimised performance in high-traction wet clay, asphalt, and carpet track conditions. Murfdogg’s most complete sprint car offering to date, the Demon X includes a wide cage with newly designed machined side panels, hood, tail tank, lightweight 6×6″ wing and a “pretzel” front bumper system. The kit is available now.

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December 3, 2016

Team Associated SC28 Lucas Oil ready-to-run truck

Team Associated SC28 Lucas Oil ready-to-run truck

Coming from Team Associated’s Qualifier Series of RTR vehicles is the SC28 Lucas Oil ready-to-run short course truck. Sporting Carl Renezeder distinctive livery the SC28 comes complete with everything needed in one box – ready to rip around the corners, fly over the jumps and speed across the finish line. The 175mm long 2WD micro truck weighs in at about 100g and it comes including an integrated speed controller/receiver unit, 2.4GHz radio system and the Carl Renezeder replica bodyshell.

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December 2, 2016

Coelho kicks off ETS title defence with TQ run

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Bruno Coelho kicked off the 10th season of the Euro Touring Series & the defence of his title in the best way possible as he ended the opening day in the Czech Republic with a TQ run in the first round of qualifying. The Xray driver topped the times by an impressive 2.2-second margin over Ronald Volker with Viljami Kutvonen making it three different manufacturers at the top of the time sheets in what most drivers are describing as ‘strange’ track conditions.  Having topped seeding practice, mistakes would mean Alexander Hagberg would miss out on the 21-lap pace of the Top 3 and get a P4 ahead of Meen Vejrak.

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