News of January, 2019

MARTIN WOLLANKA ADDS 1:12 TITLE TO HIS CROWN

17.01.2019   2 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

Another outstanding performance by multiple VRC World Champion Martin Wollanka from Austria, winning the 2018 VRC Worlds 1:12 modified at Bangkok Long. He has won world titles now in all VRC Pro classes! Watch the video to see Graham Raistrick snatch 3rd place away from Hasegawa in the closing seconds of this 8 minute final!

2018 VRC PRO WORLDS WRAP UP AND HISTORY

14.01.2019   5 comments   Category: Site news

by Kevin Bacon


The 2018 VRC PRO World Championships season concluded on December 31, 2018. The 2018 Worlds brought the crowning of several new champions and additional crowns for to some of VRC’s previous champions. VRC ace, Martin Wollanka (AT), added to his World Championship total. Wollanka won three events in December including 1/8 Electric Buggies Mod, 1/10 Short Course Trucks Mod, and 1/12 Sportscar Mod pushing his overall count of VRC PRO World Championship titles to an incredible 15!

Joshua Berman (US) also took home three of the coveted winged World Championship Golden Cups in December. Berman claimed the title in 1/10 Nitro On-Road Mod, 1/10 Nitro NASCAR Trucks Mod, and the brand new 1/8 Nitro GT3 Mod class. The three wins increased Berman’s overall VRC PRO World Championship count to 11!

In addition, five brand new champions were crowned in December of 2018. The list of new VRC PRO World Champions includes:

1. Zdenek... read more

Event report for: 2018 VRC WORLDS 1:8 NITRO GT3

05.01.2019   2 comments   Category: Event publications

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BERMAN WINS FIRST EVER 1/8 NITRO GT3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The 1/8 Nitro GT3 Modified chassis was released just in time for the 2018 World Championship. As such, this was the first ever race for the class. Last year VRC Pro introduced the 1/8 Nitro GT3 Spec class just before the 2017 World Championships but (as with any spec class) setup and tuning options are limited. This year’s introduction of the modified class opened up all access to all settings and provided a more powerful modified engine. The result: faster cars and faster lap times. By way of example, the 1/8 Nitro GT3 Spec World Championship was held a Bamberg in April of 2018, fast laps for Spec class were 15.2 – 15.3 with straightaway speeds of 105km/h. Whereas fast laps for the Modified were 14.9 – 15.0 with straightaway speeds of 110km/h. In fact, in Modified class the three Pro Level podium finishers completed the grueling 45-minute final with an average lap time (excluding pitstops) of 15.2-15.3 seconds.

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TONY DUGAN TAKES 2018 WORLDS TITLE RALLY-X SPEC

04.01.2019   5 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Tony Dugan from the US has claimed victory at the 2018 VRC Worlds for 1:8 electric Rally-X Spec class at the new VRC Dirt 2 track. This must have been one of the closest contested finals evenr in VRC history. It was Ely Rojas who led most of the 10 minute final but he was challended by Dugan, Yeung and Berman who were always within striking distance, most of the final within a second. Rojas took very tight lines in the switch back hairpins using the dirt edge, and got away 34 of his 35 laps, but in lap 29 he took the hairpin too tight and rolled the car. That gave the other 3 a break of 2 seconds and despite some very fast laps he was not able to close the gap anymore with the 3 front runners. The race was now between Dugan, Yeung and Berman. Dugan increased the pace and was able to cross the finish line first to earn a well deserved VRC Worlds title.


PRO CLASS A-MAIN

1|Tony DUGAN|US|35|10:03.849
2|Carson Yeung|HK|35|10:04.838
3|Joshua Berman|US|35|10:05.926
4|Ely Rojas|US||35|10:08.9... read more

VRC USB ADAPTOR OUT OF STOCK

03.01.2019   4 comments   Category: Site news

As reported some time ago, we have encountered some very serious problems with the Chinese manufacturer of our VRC USB adaptor. After nearly 10 years of supplying this device to us, they rejected our last orders issued September of last year. Some essential components like the microprocessor are no longer available. This has caused us to immediately start searching for alternative sources based on a new design.

We have already slowed down the sales of the USB adaptor 2 months ago, and are now almost completely out of stock. We expect first deliveries of the new adaptor not before April of this year. Very likely the new adaptor will be at a completely different price point as well.

We are aware of the seriousness of this problem, the USB adaptor is essential to the realistic r/c experience we offer with the VRC sim, but we rely on third parties to supply this product to us.

For now we have stopped the sale of just the USB adaptor completely, the adaptor is only available in combination with the 3-m... read more

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