Team Shepherd reports - ”We are happy to inform you about the new performance enhancing yellow clutch shoe for the V10 Velox Competion Clutch. This new clutch shoe was succesfully tested by our factory teamdrivers at the last few races. The shoe is CNC-machined from a special high grip material that is a little bit harder than the standard black material. Due to the high friction surface it slips less providing maximum acceleration also on high grip tracks when setting the enganging point to high RPMs.”
Serpent has announced the release of their new upgraded rear end set for the Serpent 966. Which enables connecting rear end and 2-speed brackets with rubber or aluminium connectors, for more or less flex. Delrin bushings are included to seat the anti-roll bar bearings and 2-speed axle bearings.
Hiro Seiko has announced the release of their new Steering Sponge with a hardness of 30. Further details can be found here.
“On November 16th the KMRCA (Korea Model Radio Control Car Association) 1/8 Onroad Championship of Korea took place at the Hitec Race Track in Oh-Chang. This race is held only once a year, therefore it’s the largest race in Korea. After 3 rounds of qualifying Velox V8 pilot Nak-suong Choi was the top qualifyer of this race. Also Young-jun Kim clocked some very good laptimes with his Velox V8. At the start of the 45 min final Nak-suong Choi defended his first position and tried to increase the gap on the rest of the field. After a few minutes it was clear that nobody could drive as fast as him and he increased his lead lap by lap. In the end he crossed the finishing line in first position 6 laps in front of the 2nd placed driver Nam-sang jun. With Young-jun Kim in 7th and Se-dong Jang in 8th position two more Shepherd drivers made it into the top10. Read more…
Our friends at Hobby Media have published a few articles from Japan at the Tamiya Hobby Fair 2010 which has been held in Shizuoka Twin Messe last weekend.
Team Shepherd reports - ”We are very happy to announce the signing of this years Italian Vice-Champion Andrea Pirani for the upcoming season. With his experience and speed he is a great addition to our team of world class drivers and he will help us testing and improving new and existing products. He plans to attend a preparation race for the World Championship in January as well as the World Championship itself, the European Championship and the Italian National Championship races. Andrea had the following to say: ”I’m very happy to run with Team Shepherd for 2011. I’m ready to win some great races like the World and European Championships. I have already tested the Velox V8 and I felt very good with it since the first laps. The german quality of Shepherd is excellent. I hope to do my best races with this new team and I want to help them to achieve some great results.”