1:8 Offroad continue to be a very important market for the various r/c manufacturers and that is clearly evident by the level of leading industry figures present here at the European Championship in Fehring, Austria.
With 180 drivers competing in the 32nd running of these EFRA championships it is defending champions Mugen who are once again the No.1 choice of chassis with 44 drivers choosing the MBX-6R. Behind them Kyosho is now the second most popular buggy with 34 racers running the MP9 followed by TLR with 25 cars and Xray who have 22 users. This year sees 15 manufacturers being represented, down from a total of 20 last year.
In the engine department it is the reigning champions Novarossi that are the top choice with 35 drivers which sees RB being bumped into the 2nd spot with 23 drivers. OS is the number 3 choice with 22 users followed by Bullitt in 4th with 11 and Alpha who are used by 10 of the racers present. This year sees 19 manufacturers being represented, down from a total of 26 last year.
Regarding tyres, while we don’t have complete statistics we can tell you that AKA is by far the most popular tyre in use here in Fehring with former World Champion and AKA front man Mark Pavidis coming over from the US to give support.
Special thanks to Bernard Durand and Alex Zanchettin who took the time to compile the statistics.