Round two of the Spanish GT Championship was held at the ARCA Circuito Grande track in several 1/8th GT classes including shaft-driven GT and belt-driven Super-GT categories. UK’s Glyn Beal made the trip over to Spain to race in the Nitro GT class in which he was a class of his own, taking the TQ for the 20-minute main final that he would eventually win in front of Toni Santana and Alberto Ibanez de Opacua in second and third respectively.
The JITC Farewell race was held this past weekend with the 2-day event attracting drivers from Indonesia, Brunei, the UK, The Netherlands and Thailand to compete in several nitro on-road classes. In the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring category, Infinity’s Andy Moore would take the overall TQ and it would be Andy and his Infinity team mate Jilles Groskamp who would battle it out in the main final until eventual leader Jilles ran into trouble. This promoted Bowie Ginting (Serpent), who started from the 5 spot following many troubles on Saturday, into second place with Andy Moore bringing home the win while Bowie was able to take the runner-up spot from Trin Tanongsakchaikul (Infinity) in third.
To help showing your passion to everything P-L on and off the track Pro-Line have introduced the new gray FlexFit hat. It features a 2-colour, navy and white stitched P-L Logo on the front and a full Pro-Line logo on the back. The look is finished off with a subtle stitched American flag on the side. The hat is available in S-M and L-XL sizes.
The fifth and final round of the Swiss Electric On-road Championship was held at the Aigle track in the French speaking part of the country. In the Pro Stock qualifiers Noah Asendorf took TQs in three of the five rounds with Roger Krähemann and Roland Kupper also scoring round TQs. Overall Noah grabbed the pole position for the finals from Roger and Roland. In the triple A-mains Noah Asendorf (Xray) then took pretty easy wins to take the overall victory with one leg to spare with the last A-main being won by Giuliano Marra (Yokomo) who secured himself the runner-up spot from Marco Balmer (Team Magic).
Pro-Line have introduced the Transistor 2.2″ 4WD front tyre. Designed to provide good, consistent steering and being ideal for indoor clay and outdoor blue groove conditions the tyre makes for an easier to drive buggy when compared to the Electron front tyres. While the tyre looks similar to the previous VTR Transistor, the 2.2″ Transistor has been completely redesigned for improved performance and wear over the original. The tyre includes closed cell inserts and it is available in super soft M4 and clay-specific MC compound.
Coming from Arrowmax is the new O-ring grease. Specially formulated to prevent damages to the O-rings of shock absorbers and gear differentials the lube makes for super-smooth shock and diff action. The grease will keep silicone seals from swelling while also greatly reducing leaking issues and it is usable for on-road and off-road applications alike.
The German 1/8th Nitro On-road National Championships were held this past weekend at the AMC Hamm track. The qualification of the faster Class 1 was won by Mugen’s Robert Pietsch from John Ermen (ARC) and Michael Salven (Serpent) with Patrick Schäfer (Shepherd) and Steven Cuypers (Mugen) completing the top 5 result. The 45-minute main final then was a pretty close affair with the top 3 drivers being separated by only about 3 seconds on the finish line. Michael Salven would give Serpent’s new 977 Evo-2 a maiden national win with Steven Cuypers coming in second. In third ARC’s Lars Hoppe completed the top 3 podium result while TQ Robert Pietsch had to settle for 8th.
Round four of this year’s BL-Cup was held at the Euregio off-road track in Hengelo, The Netherlands. Despite the nice and sunny weather only 29 drivers signed in for the event that was TQed by Bart Mullink from Sander van Genegten and Michael van Dijk. At the start of the main final Bart made an unusual error and dropped down the order but some four laps later he had already recovered to a podium position and he continued to gain places and on lap seven he was able to take over the lead from Sander and from that moment on he never looked back. Sander would bring home the runner-up spot from Michael who also had a bad start but he fought back, coming from as low as the ninth place, to grab the final podium spot from a chasing pack.