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2018 Silver State announcement

See: The Dirt Racing

The Dirt Racing have announced that the 2018 Silver State race will be held from May 4th to 6th at the South Point Hotel/Casino-Spa at Las vegas. This will be the first time in the events history that it wil be in an enclosed indoor arena, the Priefert Pavilion to be exact!! Soon the link to the Sign-Ups page as well as a link to “book rooms “for the event will be available. Stay tuned for more information.

Rc Cars Cavalieri 8IGHT carbon fibre switch plate

See: Rc Cars Cavalieri

Italian brand Rc Cars Cavalieri have introduced their new carbon fibre switch plate for the TLR 8IGHT. The switch plate is cut from high quality carbon fibre and made to cover the on/off switch on the radio box to prevent that dirt and water entering in it.

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Cody King teams up with Serpent

See: Serpent

Serpent have announced thr signing of former World Champion Cody King to their team. Cody will use all Cobra 1/8 nitro and electric vehicles as well as the Spyder 1/10 cars in 2wd and 4wd in all the major races in USA and abroad including The Neo Race 2018 and the IFMAR WC. Cody will works closely together with Serpent’s off-road designer Billy Easton, and with Serpent team drivers. Also Cody will help to promote the Serpent product linefor Serpent America.

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Oscar Baldo wins at Levante Champs Rd2

Last weekend was held the second round of the Levante Championship at Circuito Municipal de Sax track, near from Alicante, Spain. After the rounds of qualifying, Kyosho/Hot Race driver Bryan Baldo took the overall TQ. In the 45 minutes nitro final, Kyosho driver Oscar Baldo grabbed the victory from his brother Bryan in second and Manuel Iniesta Hernandez in third. HB Racing driver David Ronnefalk finished in ninth position after a plug failure four minutes from the end.

Thanks to Bryan Baldo for the report.

Insolvency proceedings of LRP electronic GmbH

See: LRP

LRP electronic GmbH and Associated Electrics, Inc. have announced a change in distribution for the Team Associated and Reedy brands. The bidirectional collaboration between LRP electronic GmbH and Associated Electrics, Inc. stands out as one of the most successful partnerships in the R/C industry’s history. After cooperating to win countless World Championship titles, the successfully shared sales and marketing efforts will come to an end. Starting February 1st, 2018, LRP electronic GmbH will not be the exclusive distributor for Team Associated and Reedy anymore. LRP electronic GmbH will now sell off its stock of Team Associated and Reedy products. All warranty and service for Team Associated and Reedy products will be handled by the new Team Associated and Reedy distributors starting February 1st, 2018. Jürgen E. Lautenbach stated:

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Robert Batlle sweeps Montpellier GP warm-up

This past weekend was held the Montpellier GP warm-up at the MBM track in France. Some fast guys such as Robert Batlle, Yannick Aigoin, Juan Carlos Canas, Jérôme Sartel, Riccardo Berton, Tom Robin and João Figueiredo attended the event. Mugen Seiki driver Robert Batlle managed to take the overall TQ by winning three of four qualifying rounds. There will be five 10 minutes finals. Mugen’s Juan Carlos Canas won the first and then Robert was able to win all four last from Juan Carlos in second and XRAY’s Yannick Aigoin in third.

12th International Warm-up race announcement

The Warm-up of the 12th edition of the International Warm-up race will be held from the 27th to 29th of April 2018 at the Rhein-Main-Circuit near Frankfurt, germany. The event will be held in Nitro Buggy, E-Buggy and Nitro Truggy. Entries are limited to 210 drivers with 135 entries in Nitro Buggy, 45 entries in E-Buggy and 30 entries in Nitro Truggy. The registrations will be open March 3rd at 8pm. More infos are available here.

Wataru Takashiro signs with VP Powermaster

See: BEAT1 Racing

Japanese VP Powermaster distributor BEAT1 Racing have announced the signing of Kyosho driver Wataru Takashiro to their team for 2018 season. Wataru will use VP fuels throughout his campaign that will see appearances at all major races in Japan and overseas, such as the World championship in Australia. Wataru will represent VP fuels into the japanese market and supports drivers at the track. So if you see Wataru at the track , please feel free contact him anytime!