The first round of the new Yokomo Euro Touring Series has seen a number of companies come out with updated and completely new products. Schumacher have a first production version of their new Mi4CX here, driven by Belgian team driver Manuel Henriet, which is an update to their British Championship winning chassis. The main changes are the new front and rear drive axle mounting blocks which have been put on a diet, while attached to those blocks are new composite lower wishbone mounting brackets which replace the current aluminium versions. Due to the reduced materials used in the areas, an updated chassis sporting additional mounting points for the blocks help increase stiffness. Up front the car also has a new spool and beefier front drive shafts.
Xray are present in a big way, debuting their new T3’11 that was only announced recently. Driven by a large number of the Xray drivers here, it is performing well, with Eric Dankel heading up the Pro Stock field following practice. In modified the team is taking a bit longer to get up to speed with Adrian Bernsten the fastest of the T3’11 drivers, sitting in 10th overall, heading into qualifying.
MR33, the brand of 3 time World Champion Marc Rheinard have released a number of new items, the most interesting of which is this body mounting hole positioning system. Solving the problem of marking your body post positions when trying to cut out a pre painted body, the set includes 4 posts that sit snuggly on the top of your body posts, set into which are magnets. You sit the body on the car, place the 4 supplied magnets onto the body and they find the magnets on the body posts. They are slack enough to allow you to position your shell and once in position you mark the hole position through the hole in the magnet. Simple and a big time saver. MR33 have also released a complete range of high quality shock oils as well as bottles of CA.
Released only recently, Hudy’s new lightweight limited edition tools are making their international race debut and as a primary sponsor, Hudy have given each of the Pro Stock and Hobby class drivers a 1.5mm wrench with ETS engraved on the handle. Regular racers of the series should end up with a complete set of tools by the end of the season with the Slovakian company giving away a different limited edition tool for each round.