Three months to the day since the news of his signing on the electric side, Team Orion have wasted no time in publishing the news that 2014 IFMAR Worlds polesitter Ryan Maifield will be joining their nitro programme, running the Orion CRF line of engine in his TLR 8ight 3.0 buggy as of January 1st 2015, stealing some of the thunder from rivals Novarossi.
Taking 3 of 12 spots in the final, Orion’s best result came thanks to Maifield’s former team mate Ryan Cavalieri who claimed 2nd after a hard-fought fight, Orion’s engine guru Adrien Bertin had this to say:
“Drivers of the caliber of Ryan Mayfield have their choice of engines to run. It is with great satisfaction that we welcome Ryan in our team and admire his decision to run with Team Orion CRF engines. It is another confirmation of our successful product and team strategy.”
The move for Maifield begs the question, with his arrival, will there be further changes, perhaps even a big name exit coming soon ?