News of December, 2013

2013 M-AUTO Benelux Cup Short Course Trucks 13.5T stock

31.12.2013   0 comments   Category: Series publications   Video: 1 available

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PRO klasse
Francis Wathlet (B) was ‘king of the hill’ in deze klasse, met 2 duidelijke overwinningen op zijn Belgische compaan Nicolas Evens (organisator van de Belgium Short Course Cup). Arjan van de Graaf was met 2 tweede plaatsen nog in de race voor de 2de plaats in het eindklassement, maar in Race 3 op de Bash Pit Long Course kwam hij uiteindelijk een half rondje te kort op Nicolas Evens om uiteindelijk als 3de te eindigen.

1. Francis Wathlet BE 160
2. Nicolas Evens BE 158
3. Arjan van de Graaf NL 156

SPORT klasse
In deze klasse werden de top-3 posities door dezelfde 3 rijders en in dezelfde posities als in de Toerwagen klasse bezet. Fred van Bemmel (NL) toonde aan ook in short course goed uit de voeten te kunnen en behaalde opnieuw 3 onbedreigde overwinningen. Patrick van Es (NL) and Marc van Dyck eindigden allebei met 154 punten op een gedeelde 2de plaats.

1. Fred Van Bemmel NL 160
2. Patrick van Es NL 154
3. Marc van Dyck BE 154

CLUB klasse
Ook in short cours... read more

M-AUTO Benelux Cup 2013 1:10 Toerwagens 13.5T

31.12.2013   0 comments   Category: Series publications   Video: 1 available

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PRO klasse
Deze klasse werd overtuigend gewonnen door Julius Kolff met 3 overwinningen uit 3. Na de eerste wedstrijd met slechts 0.5 sec te hebben gewonnen was Race 2 op Carpet-2 opnieuw een strijd tussen Kolff en Wathlet, die weer in het voordeel van Julius, maar nu met 1 sec. voorsprong werd beslist.
De 3de en laatste wedstrijd van de Cup was op het thuiscircuit van Julius, en hier was de marge opgelopen tot 8 sec. Francis Wathlet legde beslag op de 2de plaats in de Cup, Arjan van de Graaf wist in de laatste wedstrijd Nicolas Evens (B) met 0.9 sec. te verslaan en werd daardoor 3de in het eindklassement, 2 punten voor Nicolas Evens (B).

1. Julius Kolff NL 160
2. Francis Wathlet BE 156
3. Arjan Van de Graaf NL 152

SPORT klasse
Fred van Bemmel (NL) stapte pas in Race 2 in maar won beide wedstrijden met grote overmacht en daarmee de Cup in de Sport klasse. Patrick van Es (NL) en Marc van Dyck (B) completeerden het podium in de Sport klasse.

1. Fred Van Bemmel NL 160
2. Patrick v... read more

SPECIAL OFFER EXTENDED AT 45% OFF

30.12.2013   7 comments   Category: Site news

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The special 2013 Holiday Season offer was highly appreciated by the VRC Pro members, reaching the maximum allocated number of seats on December 28. Because of the overwhelming demand we have decided to open up another 500 seats at 45% off. This special offer will last till end of January 2014.

With this new offer we hope to convince Free2Play members to get the unlimited all-inclusive membership and to join the 1600+ hard core Premium members to enjoy unlimited virtual r/c racing excitement. MORE RACERS = MORE FUN...

A very warm welcome to all new Premium members who have joined VRC Pro in December and a big thanks for supporting the VRC Pro platform.

On behalf of all of us at Virtual Racing Industries I wish you and your family a prosperous, healthy and successful 2014.

Pieter Bervoets
Founder and CEO

MARTIN WOLLANKA CROWNED 1:12 VRC WORLD CHAMPION

20.12.2013   6 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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PRO CLASS

Austrian Martin Wollanka has finally won a VRC World Championship. On the testing Orlando Snowbirds track he outclassed a field of 76 Pro racers (total 264 participants) with a stunning 50 laps in 8 minutes flat. In his WC title run he recorded just 2 encounters with the unforgiving boarding which is remarkable given the cornering speed these tiny cars produce. With this victory Wollanka has once more demonstrated his incredible r/c racing talent in all classes of r/c. Hungarian Barnabas Toth had to settle for second after closing the cap to just 1.3 seconds in lap 25 but a hard crash in lap 42 ended his quest for the 2013 title. Dana Bailes from the US who had dominated the 2013 season in 1:12 racing had an early crash in lap 5 and fought an uphill battle all race long. He had to come from far behind, but 3 crashes between lap 23 and 29 finished his title aspirations. Mustafa Alp from Turkey was chasing Bailes down till lap 30 but couldn’t hol... read more

BUGGIES ARE GO

18.12.2013   122 comments   Category: Site news

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It has been a long wait but they are here: 1:8 scale nitro buggies. It has taken our development team over a year to come up with a nitro buggy that is as close to the real thing as can be. With the help of world class buggy racers David Ronnefalk, David Joor and Ricardo Rabitti plus our valued beta testing team, our physics specialist Todd “Doc” Wasson has been able to develop the buggy from scratch to a responsive and realistic behaving nitro buggy.

To support the animated suspension and steering, new technology had to be developed to render all these parts in real time without killing the frame rate. Tony West has come up with a photo-realistic modeled chassis, the NX-8, and a host of generic and branded components from Proline, BittyDesign, Avid and AKA. More chassis and components will follow in the future upon request of manufacturers.

4 Brand new tracks are released today as well, Psycho Nitro Blast 2012, Speed Paradise Buenos Aires, IBR Padova I... read more

SILVER DOLLAR IFMAR WC RELEASED

16.12.2013   57 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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We have just released the 2013 IFMAR Worlds version of the Silver Dollar track in Chico California. This track is used for the 2013 VRC Worlds Short Course Trucks as well, so start practicing now.

The track is free for all to join this event. We want to see massive participation in this Worlds, with the track, the Associated full option truck, Tekin Pro-4 motors and RX8 speedo for free dureing the period of this event it's an absolutely free ride for all.

Mike Garrison of Live RC will do race commentary on the A-Main final, something to look forward to I promise you!

KEVIN PIGNOTTI CROWNED 1:10 NITRO 2013 VRC WORLD CHAMP

14.12.2013   15 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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2013 VRC world Championships 1:10 200mm nitro at Messina - Italy

PRO CLASS
2012 Race2theWorlds winner, 2011 and 2012 VRC World champion and 2013 Italian 1:10 ISTC champion, official Team Associated driver Kevin Pignotti from Italy has added yet another major title to his young r/c racing career. In convincing style he drove to a 1 lap lead victory over UK’s Graham Raistrick and a 2 lap lead over Barnabas Toht from Hungary. The young Italian had to drive hard this time, after 6 minutes into the race there was just 2 seconds separating the first 3 cars! Only in the last 5 minutes Kevin was able to catch Graham to finally put a lap on him. Toth was the only one of the top-3 runners to change tires midway which in the end probably cost him 2nd spot as both Pignotti and Raistrick were able to maintain low lap times until the end.

In Pro Nations ranking Germany took first spot with a strong 4th place finish of Lehmann and 5 cars in the top-23. Austria took 2nd spot with Ingo Graf making the A-Main to ... read more

TEAM ASSOCIATED AND VIRTUAL RACING INDUSTRIES JOIN FORCES

13.12.2013   8 comments   Category: Site news

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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

Virtual Racing Industries - the Netherlands
Team Associated – California USA

Heemstede / Lake Forrest
December 12 2013

Team Associated and Virtual Racing Industries (VRI) forge a major collaboration to jointly promote the Team Associated and Virtual RC Racing Pro brands.

Beginning in 2014 Team Associated kit and RTR buyers will receive an included VRC-Pro voucher. The VRC Pro voucher provides a great opportunity for Team Associated buyers offering a fun and easy entry into the world of RC online simulation. Whether you are new to RC, online simulators, a seasoned veteran or any skill level in between VRC-Pro is a great way to sharpen your skills and have a lot of fun doing it!

The included VRC-Pro voucher provides a promotional code giving free access to a full option SC10 4x4 Factory Team short course truck to drive and race in the Free-to-Play VRC-Pro state of the art RC racing simulator. So, be sure to look for your VRC-Pro voucher in your next Te... read more

SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE THURSDAY DEC. 12

12.12.2013   56 comments   Category: Site news

Today we will perform scheduled maintenance on our servers to prepare for a major update. This is NOT the release of the new 1:8 nitro buggy, that update is scheduled for Wednesday Dec. 18th.

Durining this maintenance period we will update the media structure of VRC Pro. This new structure will cut the total size of VRC Pro to almost half, from 1.8 GB to just under 1 GB at present. With the new media structure the regular updates that may take place when you start VRC Pro will become much smaller and thus quicker. The new media structure also enhances the graphics performance especially on computers using lower end graphics cards.

During this update we will also release a number of new products, like a whole range of Reedy motors and an upgrade of the Tekin Redline motors and RS speedcontrollers to their new Gen 2 version. These new versions replace the older versions so if you are using Tekin products in VRC Pro you will find the new Gen 2 products automatically in your car at next use!

The schedule... read more

BITTYDESIGN PARTNERS WITH VRC PRO

10.12.2013   8 comments   Category: Site news

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With the launch of VRC Pro’s new 1:8 nitro buggy class, Virtual Racing Industries announces a new partnership with BittyDesign from Italy, a company with a strong base in the off-road market. A selection of the BittyDesign custom buggy paintjobs will be featured in VRC-PRO, enabling racers from around the world to use the same body paintjob for their virtual and real buggy! VRC-Pro members can order custom T-shirts and hoodies directly in the BittyDesign shop and add VRC-PRO logo’s to their selection of favorite brands. Special BittyDesign products like custom setup board, pit towel and their famous Stealth buggy wing will be part of the vast selection of products offered in VRC Pro.

With this new partnership BittyDesign recognizes the growing interest of r/c racers to use VRC-PRO as a training tool to hone their racing skills and keep their reflexes sharp. BittyDesign will use VRC-PRO’s in-game promotion features to increase aware... read more

OFFICIAL BUGGY RELEASE: 18 DECEMBER

03.12.2013   89 comments   Category: Site news

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The launch date of the highly anticipated 1:8 nitro buggy is now officially December 18th 2013, just in time for the Christmas holiday period. The nitro buggy is the latest addition to VRC-PRO. Together with this launch, VRC-PRO will also release 4 exciting full-size off-road tracks: Psych Nitro Blast ’12 (US), Speed Paradise Buenos Aires (Ar), IBR Padova (It) and the 2013 IFMAR Worlds edition of Silver Dollar (US). Other full size off-road tracks planned for 2014 are the NeoBuggy Harper track ’13 (UK), the Pataya 2010 Worlds track (Id), the 2013 version of the Psycho Nitro Blast and the 2013 K-netic track (Id).

The 1:8 nitro buggy will only be available as a paid full-option chassis, so we have combined the buggy launch with a very special offer. We’ve now opened up a limited number of seats (1000 only) for the premium unlimited all-inclusive membership at 50% off and only in December! Getting this special deal pays for all of your cars, components ... read more

2013 Season 4 Round 2 1:8 nitro sportscars

02.12.2013   0 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Video added to the news.

2013 Season 4 Round 2 1:8 nitro sportscars A-Main Pro at RC Speedway Long. Italian Brian Poliseno racing to victory in great style leaving the others chasing!

2013 Season 4 Round 2 at Eppelheim

02.12.2013   0 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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News with video added to this event.

2013 Season 4 Round 3 1:12 sportscars - presented by TEKIN

02.12.2013   2 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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We have now added the video to the new about the 2013 Season 4 Round 3 1:12 sportscars A-Main Pro class.

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