VSR 8IGHT-X 10mm wing shim

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Coming from VSR and made for the TLR 8IGHT-X is a 10mm wing shim. The addition of the 10mm wing shim elevates the rear wing of the ‘X’, creating more downforce and stability at high speeds, on large jumps as well as bumpy tracks. It was developed with TLR team driver Jason Frank, who had this to say about the effects of the VSR shim:

“The VSR wing shim helped generate more grip and stability from the rear of the car and without a doubt is must have on a bumpy and low bite track.”

The 10mm 3D printed shim comes with 2 metric screws to replace the stock ones.

Dimitris Ioannidis wins at XRS Greece Rd2


The second round of XRS Greece was held at the Fanatix track in cold weather conditions. The rainy cold weather made the track slippery and therefore made things more challenging for the drivers. In the 2WD Buggy class, Giorgos Kalantzakis (XRAY) was very fast in the first qualification round but Dimitris Ioannidis (XRAY) worked very hard on his car’s setup and thanks to a careful driving he was able to take the overall TQ and win in front of talented amateur driver Stelios Koyrkoymelis (XRAY) in second and G.Kalantzakis in third which secured him the lead of the XRS championship.

Kyosho MP10 hard suspension arms

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Kyosho have introduced new hard suspension arms for the Inferno MP10. Made from harder material than the standard kit parts, the new parts greatly reduce flex which results in an improved consistency in high grip and high temperature conditions. The hard suspension arms are available for the front and the rear and come including arm inserts moulded in the same harder material.

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T-Work’s XB8’19 Ti turnbuckle, screw & Alu pivot ball sets

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T-Work’s have introduced new option parts for the XRAY XB8 2019 in the form of sets of titanium turnbuckles, titanium and steel screws and aluminium pivot balls. The titanium turnbuckle set includes seven lightweight yet durable turnbuckle made in high-quality 64 grade titanium. The set comes including a 4mm and a 5mm turnbuckle wrenches. Also news are a 149-piece titanium UFO head set, a 149-piece gold-plated steel screw set as well as a 4-piece titanium down stop M4x8mm screw set. If the titanium screws will save some weight, the gold-plated steel screw will only add looks. The set of aluminium pivot balls consist of 22-piece that come hard-coated for wear and ensuring smooth suspension movement.

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Alsop wins thriller under flood lights HNMC Winter Rd10

The tenth round of the HNMC Winter Series was held over the weekend. It is hard to believe that we are half way through February but a closer look at the ground reviles a soft surface in places. The die hard HNMC track team again pulled out all the stops and provided a national standard track for this round. 1/8 racing in the UK is proving to be strong and with an entry of 104 drivers a busy long day it would be!

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T-Work’s rear engine bearing

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T-Work’s have introduced a new rear bearing intended for use with engines that require a 14×25.4x6mm rear bearing. This rear engine bearing features precision balls allowing the bearing to continue to rotate smoothly even when the crankshaft is subjected to harsh side and radial loads. The bearing provides decreased resistance, increased speed, load handling capabilities and extended bearing life.

Oskar Navarro wins at Madrid regional champs Rd1

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The first round of the Madrid Regional Championship was held in Madrid in perfect weather conditions. Oskar Navarro (Mugen) took the win in the 45-minute nitro buggy final followed by Juanma Guillen (HB Racing) 1,5 seconds behind and Dani Vega (Team Associated) in third some 15 seconds down.

Jesper Rasmussen wins at RC Kongen Winter Series Rd6

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The sixth round of the Danish RC Kongen Winter Series was held at the RC Kongen indoor track in Søndersø, Denmark. In the 2WD Modified Buggy class it was Jesper Rasmussen Team Associated who took the overall TQ and win in front of his teammates Marcus Kaerup and Christoffer Henriksen in second and third respectively.