TLR 8ight-T 4.0 Truggy leaked

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TLR hasn’t enjoyed the most watertight of release announcements across their highly-awaited 4.0 ‘line’ of 8ight buggys & trucks with the original TLR 8ight 4.0, leaked across the interweb from a (former?!?!) Kiwi (New Zealand) driver, and now by pure accident, confirmation of the truggy version ‘8ight-T 4.0 kit’.

Spotted by an eagle-eyed source, when clicking on the ‘8IGHT-E 4.0 Race Kit – Exploded View‘ on TLR’s site, the car displayed is none other than one with a nitro engine not an E-Buggy… and scrolling through the parts list confirms it is the 8ight-T 4.0 Truggy with multiple references…

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Nico Risser wins 2016 EIR

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The EIR, Euro Indoor Race was held on the ” Black Country Arena ” track in Charleroi, Belgium. This was the first race for Nico Risser with the XB8E and he learned a lot during the friday practice. its XRAY buggy was better run after run and on Sunday Nico was able to win all finals and take the overall win in the 1/8 scale.

Final results:

  1. Nico Risser – XRAY XB8E
  2. Cedric Nickel Kyosho
  3. Johan Catilina TeamC t8ev3
  4. Julian André Tekno Eb48
  5. Brian Delhaye TeamC
  6. Nick Vrankks TeamC
  7. Kristof Dehert – XRAY XB8E
  8. Raphael Janssen TeamC
  9. Davide Faraci – XRAY XB8E
  10. Pilou Caprasse Kyosho

Yaniv Sivan wins Israeli league Rd6

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Last weekend the 6 round of the Israeli league in memory of Omer London took place at the Nir Moshe racing track. After 3 qualifications rounds Yaniv Sivan took the TQ overall, Omer Assayag is second and Tal Siles is third. The 40 min race started with Yaniv Sivan in pole position, but he made 2 mistake at the early laps. Omer Assayag took the lead both changed positions after the 5 min mark Yaniv Sivan took the first position and started to open a gap on the rest of the field. Meanwhile an amazing battle for second and third were held between Tal Siles, Ofer Avitan and Aviv Mimon. At the 30 min Tal Siles manages to take the second position in front of Ofer Avitan. the positions don’t change until the end. Yaniv Sivan won the race, Tal Siles passed the finishing line in second behind him 0.13 sec and Ofer Avian  finished in third.

Electric Buggy 40+ Race 2016 returns


Motorsport club of Vaasa s organizing an international Electric Buggy race for 40+ drivers in Vaasa, Finland. The event is scheduled for  19-21.8.2016. The concept was to provide a high quality racing event with a relaxed atmosphere and to offer something new compared to the usual airport-track-hotel experience. The concept will see few changes for this year and the biggest change will be the race format. Both the 2WD class and the 4WD class will be held as two day events. Friday is the official practice day, Saturday is for qualifying and Sunday for finals. Evening programs has a big role in the event and some changes will be seen. The complete program will be announced in due time and of course we have reserved couple of surprises for the participants. Event information is available on the website at which includes links to entry list and registration.

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Graham Alsop 8th Team Driver Announcement Artwork

See: Horizon Hobby UK

Horizon Hobby UK and TLR are very proud to announce the signing of National front-runner Graham Alsop. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him after a race career spanning some 26 plus years. His hunger for success is greater than ever and with the new TLR 4.0 buggy he will certainly be pushing hard this season to add to his accolades in the race scene. With his enthusiasm, methodical approach and support of the UK team he is certain to get up to speed with the new platforms before the upcoming national season in a few months time. In addition to the nationals, Graham will also be making the trip to Vegas for the 1/8th worlds later this year where he will join fellow TLR team mates from around the world. We are very excited to have Graham on board this season and we would like to take this opportunity to wish him the very best of luck on track.

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REDS Durabell long-wear clutch bell

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See: REDS Racing

REDS Racing announced the introduction of the new competition Durabell clutch bell. The new long wear clutch bell is made of high quality steel and the special coating treatment allows the teeth to last longer than any other standard clutch bell on the market, transferring power from the clutch to the center spur gear and the rest of the drive train with consistency and reliability. Its inner diameter is 26.6mm and it is necessary to use 5x10x4mm bearings size.

A special vented design also guarantees lower temperatures and more clean shoes engagement for a longer life of both bell and clutch shoes. Durabell is available in 13 and 14 teeth version only and it is suitable for Kyosho, Mugen, JQ, Xray, Associated, Hot Bodies, Serpent, Xray. Durabell does not replace our standard 13 and 14 teeth clutch bells.

Triton Duo Venturi

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See: Triton

Triton  introduces the Triton Duo Venturi. This Venturi has two different size and volume openings to give a wide array of adjustments to suit driver’s needs. The Duo Venturi increases air velocity going into the carburetor increasing throttle response while improving fuel economy.  You can choose to use the smaller or larger side of the venturi facing the idle gap opening. This makes use of that opening of the Venturi until you give it enough throttle then the other side of the Venturi is utilized give you full use of the Venturi.

Unlike other choked down  small Venturi’s that are one size which kill power and compromise tuning, the Triton Duo Venturi allows you increase fuel mileage and throttle response without losing power or sacrificing tunability. You can you set your endpoints to match the opening or you can set your servo to full throttle throw utilizing the whole Venturi and it will go with your throttle position as it transitions from the smaller and larger openings simply by rotating the venturi. You can also position the venturi sideways to act like a standard venturi. Fits Triton L4 & L5 and also fits PICCO, Reds, RC Concept, OS, Bullitt, Novarossi, REX, TOP, Ninja, Protea, Alpha, LRP ZZ .21, Werks, Orion, Sirio, Capricorn for .21 and up on and off road engines (patent pending).

Kyosho Inferno Neo ST Race Spec 2.0


See: Kyosho 

Kyosho unveiled their new Inferno Neo ST Race Spec 2.0 ReadySet (RTR), a factory-assembled, nitro-powered racing truck that’s got World and National Championship origins. It’s built on a foundation that benefits from more than a decade of development and refinement.

The channeled aluminum chassis is made from stronger, more durable alloy. It’s supported at the front and rear bulkheads by molded chassis braces, which are allowed to flex more than rigid aluminum braces. For years this has been a performance secret of many Kyosho racing vehicles, because a more compliant chassis brace has been the key to superior traction and handing. The bulkheads and suspension arms are taken right from the ST-RR Evo racing kit, and the three-differential drivetrain is so effective that its one of the most copied components in the history of RC racing. Front, center and rear differentials transfer power to the wheels via a strong shaft drive system with ultra-smooth front universal driveshafts. A double disc brake system provides ample stopping power, and it’s adjustable to your liking if you decide to experiment.

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Arrowmax 64 grade titanium screws


See: Arrowmax 

Arrowmax RC introduces a range of highest 64 grade titanium screws. Their titanium screws is fully high strength, the new ranch of Titanium screws are top of with “AM” engraving. Come in variety size (from M3x5 to M3x18 and M4x8 to M4x12) and available in both round head and countersunk version.

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Riccardo Berton takes Montpellier GP

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After a rainy Sunday morning, the weather gradually gave way to a day of sunshine. The MBM club performed a wonderful job and dried the track. There were major scalps in the semis with previous winner Robert Batlle out with a broken clutch, Jerome Aigoin, Marco Baruffolo, Ale Stocco..

The start of the final proved clean, cars following in starting order. Riccardo Berton already opening a gap on Elliott Boots on lap 1 who would go onto make a mistake promoting Yannick Aigoin and TLR’s new man Reno Savoya.

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Savoya once unleashed took the lead and did his best to escape out front. Berton however at only 16, with enough experience to stay cool and shadow Savoya and be in contention, until Savoya would flame out due to a broken glowplug and Boots never quite at ease having chosen the wrong tyre – “Wow !! What a crazy final , started from 3rd but was struggling for grip and traction , after the rain , the track was very tricky , and I think we made the wrong tyre choice , I choose the Blockade in X4 , should of used Proline Fugitive M4.” – Elliott Boots


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As the hour-long main drew to a close a great fight between Baldo, Boots, Sartel and Medjoubi developed,  the latter succeeding in taking the last podium spot, the former JQ Racing man Medjoubi ensuring some of the spotlight falls on his talents as well.

Riccardo Berton taking a well-earned TQ and victory – further emphasis that he will be a strong candidate in Europe this year… and Vegas ? And Yannick Aigoin proving that despite a 19-year age difference between himself and Berton, he was the ‘best of the rest’ – unfortunately not able to close down Berton early enough in the final to pressure him.


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