Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Qualifying Standings A-Main (Modified)
1. Meen Vejrak (TQ) - Thailand - XRAY T3'12
2. Jilles Groskamp - The Netherlands - Tamiya TRF417X
3. Marc Rhienhard - Germany - Tamiya TRF417X
4. Chavit S. - Thailand - Tamiya TRF417X
5. Atsushi Hara - Japan Hotbodies Cyclone TCX
6. Andy Moore - United Kingdom - Hotbodies Cyclone TCX
7. Victor Wilck - Sweden - Tamiya TRF417X
8. E.C.Kim - Korea - Hotbodies Cyclone TCX
9. Marc Fisher - Germany - Serpent 411
10. Thomas Pumpler - Austria - Tamiya TRF417X
TITC 2012 (Thailand International Touring Car Championships) just ended this past weekend with a gruelling 1-week event from February 20-27, 2012 at RC Addict, Bangkok in Thailand. It was the 10th TITC since 2002 which saw more than 350 entries in Mini 2WD, FWD, Open Brushless 13.5T, Modify and Formula class. Most competitive class was the Open Brushless 13.5T which had more than 130 entries from all over the world. The high traction and high speed track was very challenging in terms of getting fast laptimes. Team ORCA with its team driver from Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore showed off their new prototype speedo obviously was one of the fastest car on the straights. But balancing the power and car setup was very crucial this year in getting good laptimes consistently. Team ORCA managed to squeeze in 2 drivers into the Open Brushless 13.5T A-Main, Azri Amri from Malaysia and P.Y.Tang from Singapore. Chau Man Chan, Keith Yu, Antoni Caretti, Michael Lo and Ron Chen Team ORCA Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, Malaysia and Taiwan took 5 spots in the B-Main. Unfortunate contact in the finals dropped Azri Amri to 10th overall, but P.Y.Tang showing some impressive power and handling on his ORCA-XRAY T3'12 in the finals improved 4 position to 6th overall.
P.Y.Tang has confirmed running the Yokomo B-MAX4 and B-MAX2 for the NOOB Singapore Open Buggy Series 2012 as well as the off-road races around the South East Asia region., in addition to his electric on-road schedule. Yokomo buggies supported by Yokomo Malaysia/Singapore, P.Y.Tang will be powering the B-MAX4 II World Spec and B-MAX2 by ORCA range of electronics, motors and batteries. Also featuring the newly released B-MAX2, the 1/10 electric 2WD Buggy driven by Keisuke Enomoto and Naoto Matsukura following the success in 2011 JMRCA All Japan Championships prototype model of B-MAX2.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The 2012 Snowbird Nationals were held at Orlando, Florida, USA in the World Gate Resort with classes to compete in on-road touring and oval. Alexander Hagberg debuting for ORCA with a good start to the new sponsor by winning the Modified Touring Car. Alexander Hagberg showed good early pace and dominated the race by TQ and winning the finals. Team ORCA USA Martin Crisp and Andrew Hardman also made it in to A-Main finishing a respectable 7th and 9th respectively.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Alexander Hagberg goes ORCA.
Factory Team Xray and world class driver Alexander Hagberg will join forces with ORCA to give him the power he needs to keep his position at the very top at all races he attends and pushing for victories. 2012 is a Worlds year and ORCA is pleased to see the confidence Alexander has in our products to change all his electronics in his car for this year.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
ROCS 2012 RaceWorks Singapore Onroad Championship Series, featuring 3 classes, Raceworks Open Modified Class, ORCA Superstock Class and ORCA Spec Class. Join us now! For more information, please visit RCTech Singapore forum or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The new 2mm chassis was developed to provide the best possible traction for low-traction conditions. The thinner chassis allows the car to flex more which generates more overall traction.
When changing the chassis, the roll centers will be 0.5mm lower compared to the standard chassis. Therefore, to keep the same roll center height you need to use 0.5mm shims under all lower suspension blocks.
Modified Top 10:
1. Ronald Völker
2. Yannic Prümper
3. Marc Rheinard
4. Christopher Krapp
5. Eric Dankel
6. Andy Moore
7. Viktor Wilck
8. Alexander Hagberg - XRAY T3'2012
9. Dominik Fleischmann
10. Loic Jasmin