News of January, 2015

MARCIN MALINSKI TAKES SEASON OPENER AT SILVER DOLLAR

30.01.2015   3 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Fresh VRC World Champ Marcin Maliński (PL) was victorious at the 2014 Season opening race at Silver Dollar. In a close battle with Javan Candy from the UK he came out on top after the 20 minute A-Main final at Silver Dollar. Markku Honkanen from Finland completed the first buggy podium of the year.


1 Marcin Maliński PL 41 20:07.678
2 Javan Candy GB 41 20:12.240
3 Markku Honkanen FI 40 20:00.820
4 Tobias Isaksson SE 40 20:11.766
5 Björn Engman SE 40 20:13.548
6 Fredrik Boden SE 40 20:24.909
7 Robert Hillman SE 40 20:26.743
8 Joao Paulo Ribeiro FR 40 20:28.343
9 James Le Pavoux GB 39 20:07.863
10 Borys Nitschke PL 38 20:23.126

RE-ADJUSTING CAMBER RANGES FOR NITRO BUGGIES

21.01.2015   134 comments   Category: Site news

Some members have reported that buggy setups allow for some very unrealistic settings, like 16 degrees negative camber. We have looked into the camber adjustment issue and have drawn the following conclusions.

Camber is the result of the length of the camber link and the inner and outer camber link pivot points. These points affect the roll centers of the car. However, the tire model was not designed and never tested with such large and totally unrealistic camber angles.

As we have 2 rows of pivot points the adjustability range of the camber link has to be quite big in order to achieve normal camber values with all positions. Marcin used the most inner and most outer positions combined with the shortest possible camber link setting resulting in 16 degrees negative camber. And apparently this works very well for him in combination with other settings.

The use of such unrealistic camber angles was not foreseen and needs to be corrected. The only way to achieve this is to remove the outer positions B2 a... read more

WOLLANKA CROWNED VRC WORLD CHAMPION 1:8 SPORTSCARS

09.01.2015   2 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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presented by RUNNERTIME

Martin Wollanka from Austria scored a well-deserved title in his 2014 VRC Worlds campaign. After having to settle for second in the 1:10 ISTC VRC Worlds right behind Kevin Pignotti, he managed to turn things around in 1:8 sportscars at Lostallo, driving to victory with a 4 seconds lead on, yes Kevin Pignotti. New kid on the block Jakub Rozycki from Poland was lapped by Wollanka at the very last lap of the race where he needed a last fuel stop as well to make it to the finish line in 3rd.

In the 1 hour final all finalists but Rick Yelle and Holger Wolf opted for a double tire change. Wollanka and Pignotti were on exactly the same pace and tossed the lead lap after lap. A few slips here and there were going to decide the outcome of this race. With a comfortable 6 seconds lead with 5 minutes to go Wollanka had it in the pocket but then clipped one of the corners (his one and only error in this final against 4 for Pignottil…), lost 2.5 seconds and that let Pignotti back... read more

INTO R/C DRIFTING?

08.01.2015   31 comments   Category: Site news

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We are working on bringing drifter cars to VRC Pro. At this moment we have some very simple drift tires and that's it, no real effort was made in the past to create a real drifter. But as we have no real life experience with r/c drifters we are looking for feedback from members who are involved in r/c drifting. We will surely be able to develop the drifter much further with your help!

Check out this video of some early tests with the drifter: http://youtu.be/geK2NxOOEok

Leave me a personal message if you are seriously interested in getting involved in this project.

Pieter

PIGNOTTI DEFENDS 1:10 ISTC WORLDS TITLE WITH SUCCESS

08.01.2015   3 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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presented by TEKIN

Kevin Pignotti has added a second Worlds win in the 2014 VRC Worlds series, this time in 1:10 ISTC electric touring cars Open Class at Collegno Italy. The 18 year old multiple VRC World champion had to battle it out with his main rival Martin Wollanka from Austria who finished 5 seconds down on Kevin in 2nd, and Brandon McBain from Australia who completed the podium in 3rd 9.5 seconds behind the winner.

Drama for Toth
But it was a much closer call for Pignotti than the results show. The A-Main final was a 15 minute race which would mean at least 1 battery change somewhere in the middle of the race. But 2 finalists had opted to go the full distance on just one 7200mAh LiPo pack, Barnebas Toth and Dana Bailes. Toth was still using a 4.5T motor but must have adjusted the speed controller in such a way that he would be able to make the 15 minutes, costing him about 3/10 of a second on average, but that would about work out on a 52 lap race. Bailes had opted for the 5.5T mot... read more

MARCIN MALIŃSKI WINS PRESTIGEOUS BUGGY WORLDS

07.01.2015   1 comment   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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2014 VRC WORLDS NITRO BUGGIES - PRESENTED BY TEAM ASSOCIATED


Marcin Maliński has won the VRC Worlds Open Class nitro buggy title. The 25 year old Polish Team Serpent racer was the big surprise in the A-Main final as he did not compete in 2014, had no ranking and set an incredible pace right from the start of the Worlds.


But his 3rd place in the 2013 VRC Worlds 1:8 nitro buggies should have been a warning to all! His pace was so fast that there was a lot of gossip about him cheating the system. Even his result in the 60 minute A-Main was disputed 5 times by other racers which lead to automatic disqualification. After investigation of these protests the race director reversed the disqualification which means that the young Pole has earned his first official VRC World title. Fresh HB team driver David Ronnefalk finished 2nd 13 seconds behind Malinski, and the other Swede and winner of the 2014 Season 3 series Tobias Isaksson came in 3rd another 10 seconds back, the top-3 scoring an incredible fas... read more

2015 SERIES FOR NASCAR TRUCKS

05.01.2015   8 comments   Category: Site news

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We have published 3 completely new series for 2015, for 1:8 and 1:10 nitro NASCAR trucks, and for the 1:10 electric NASCAR trucks. These new series are only for modified trucks and will not have racers devided into separate classes. Another key feature of these new series is that all events are raced in reversed direction!

The 3 series have started today (Monday Jan. 5th) and are spread over 4 weeks, each week is a round and lasts a full week:
Round 1: Timed practice (not mandatory to participate)
Round 2: Qualifying
Round 3: Bump-up
Round 4: Main finals

The 2015 Truck series have a very relaxed scheduled and you should be able to get a few runs in every week! Of the 12 events your best 8 results will count for the Series chamionship. In case of a tie the next best result will decide.

Enjoy the 2015 NASCAR truck Series!


NASCAR trucks 1:10 electric schedule
Round 1: Carpet 3
Round 2: Kyosho 05
Round 3: LRP 07
Round 4: Sao ... read more

2015 WEEKLY'S PUBLISHED

02.01.2015   0 comments   Category: Site news

The schedule of the weekly events of the first half of 2015 has now been released. There are a few important changes with 2014.

The Rhein Main off-road track and the Heemstede on-road track are now included in the Weekly events and Free-2-play members will have to purchase these 2 tracks if they want to race all the Weekly's!

Another important change is that the new NASCAR truck Spec classes are now part of the Weely events, they alternate with the normal spec classes. So one week 1:8 nitro sportscars on Heemstede, the next week 1:8 nitro trucks on Speedway Oval. The 1:10 nitro trucks race on the Speedway short layout, and the 1:10 electric trucks race the VRC Carpet 2 track in reversed direction.

The stage is set for an 'over'load of FREE Spec class racing, enjoy the ride!

2015 SEASON 1 CALENDAR PUBLISHED

02.01.2015   0 comments   Category: Site news

HAPPY NEW YEAR - HAPPY NEW RACING SEASON

The race events for the new year is now published! Season 1 stretches from January till June, 26 weeks of intense VRC Pro racing! For each of the classes, in both modified and spec versions, we have a series of 13 events with 2 weeks intervals, of which the 8 best results will count for the Series championship. In case of a tie (which actually happened a few times in Season 3 last year...) the next best result will decide the position.

New for Season 1 is that the modified and spec class are no longer raced together in the same week, but they are now split in 2, one week modified, one week spec class. All classes race with 3 racer levels, Club, Sport and Pro. Make sure to check your racer class before starting Season 1. Go to your profile page to adjust it if you want to compete in a higher racer class.

Take a look at the Series pages. Racing starts Saturday January 3rd!

[url=http://www.vrcworld.com... read more

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