We caught up with Jason Ruona in the JConcepts cabin, where he introduced us to their newest tire called Kosmos. A “hefty medium pin tire”, as Jason described it, the Kosmos is a result of many recommendations by their Eeuropean drivers as well as the input from some Aussie drivers. Placing itself in between the Reflex and the Detox, the new tire is a great option for abrasive tracks where a heftier pin is needed. Also coming from the American company is a pre-production silicone parts tray that features holes to hold in place most buggy differentials.
Chassis – Mugen MBX-7R Engine – Picco V1 Team DLC Tyres – AKA Impact Soft Fuel – Runner Time Radio/Servos – Ko Propo/Highest Body – Bittydesign Force Remarks – Former 2-time European and World Champion Robert Batlle is top qualifier at the 2017 Euros driving a pretty standard version of the Japanese MBX-7R, only equipped with front & centre High Traction differentials. His Picco V1 Team DLC engine is fitted with the new 2099 pipe.
Chassis – Mugen MBX-7R Engine – Ultimate M3T Tyres – ProCircuit Addictive P2 Compound Fuel – Nitrolux Radio/Servos – Sanwa/ Highest Body – Ultimate Remarks – Spanish upcoming talent Juan Carlos Canas is running the MBX-7R from Mugen, equipped with a number of option parts such as Ultimate shock pistons and bladders, high traction differentials and front & rear CVD’s. He is also using a 40g rear weight on the chassis and a JConcepts lexan wing.
Chassis – Associated RC8B3.1 Engine – LRP ZZ.21C Square Stroke Tyres – AKA Moto Soft Long Run Fuel – Runner Time Radio/Servos – Sanwa Body – JConcepts Remarks – Young Italian star Davide Ongaro is running a B3.1 from the Team Associated powered by the latest LRP square stroke engine fitted with an old traditional style cooling head instead of the standard low profile one. His car is only equipped with a couple option parts, such as +5mm FastRace rear shocks standoffs and JConcepts titanium steering turnbuckles.
Chassis – Xray XB8 ’17 Engine – Ultimate M3T Tyres – ProCircuit H-Block P2 Compound Fuel – Nitrolux Radio/Servos – Sanwa/ KO Propo Body – Xray High-Speed Remarks – A podium finisher in last year’s Euros, Yannick Aigoin is proving strong here again in Sweden running a pretty standard XB8 ’17, the only options being front & rear CVD’s and composite brake pads. After trying many things on the car, he went back is using the pretty unique setup that he ended up with at the warm-up, and he has further removed the screw that links the rear stiffener with the differential case.
Chassis – Kyosho MP9 TKI 4 Engine – Reds WR7 Diamond Tyres – Pro-Line Fugitive X3 Fuel – MLC Radio/Servos – Sanwa Body – Kyosho MP9 TKI 2 Remarks – The current European Champion Elliott Boots is in Sweden defending his back to back title driving the TKI 4 version of the MP9 platform. His car is equipped with the new emulsion shock caps, and also features some new brake pads that are meant to smoothen the braking, especially at high temperatures.