Chassis – WRG GTX1.3 Engine – Novarossi Mito WC Tyres – Matrix (Handout) Fuel – Runner Time Radio/Servos – KO Propo Body – Blitz TS040 Remarks – WRC factory driver Toni Gruber is running the latest version of the GTX from the Italian manufacturer called 1.3. His car is equipped with a brass under LiPo weight, aluminium wheel axles and carbon aero wheel discs. The German is also using an optional chassis where the front cuts are more open in order to achieve more flex.
Chassis – Xray RX8 Engine – Max Power RP9.S Tyres – Matrix (Handout) Fuel – Runner Time Radio/Servos – Sanwa/Savox Body – SRC Remarks – Xray’s top driver Bruno Coelho is running an RX8 equipped with a number of option parts. His chassis is fitted with an 80g tungsten under LiPo weight and an additional 30g cylindrical weight, while the transmission features a 30T centre front pulley. The Portuguese ace is also using aluminium wheel axles and servo saver, and a set of graphite hard suspension arms.
Chassis – Shepherd Velox V8 Simon Kurbuch Edition Engine – Novarossi Mito WC Tyres – Matrix (Handout) Fuel – Energy Radio/Servos – Futaba Body – Xtreme Aerodynamics R18Strong Remarks – Defending World Champion Simon Kurzbuch is running a Velox V8 from German company Shepherd equipped with a few option parts, such as aluminium wheel axles, a set of top titanium screws and a brass under LiPo weight. His car is also equipped with a complete set of Brilliant bearings.
Chassis – Creation Model Infinity Engine – OS Speed R2013 Tyres – Matrix (Handout) Fuel – Runner Time Radio/Servos – Sanwa Body – Protoform R19 Remarks – Australian driver Jesse Davis is running an updated rear end on his Infinity car. The bulkheads are now narrower with the arm pins closer to each other, while the brake has been moved to the gearbox axle. The bulkheads also feature easy access to the rear axle and the lower shock position has been moved to compensate for the different arm position. Featuring a new chassis to work with the different bulkheads, Jesse’s car also sports a new battery plate with an extra screw, that allows the user to play with the flex, and a new longer front bumper.
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.