KM K8 In Race (2014)

Great News From Hong Kong!

2014 KM & TRC GP Challenge in Hong Kong

2014 Dec,13th~14th

Place : Hong Kong

H-K1 Title :

TQ—Shimazaki Shinya

Champion—Shimazaki Shinya

2nd Place—Hung Cheung Hang

Top 10—Four H-K1 Meen Version

Best Lap & TRC New Track Record:

1.1/10 GP—Shimazaki Shinya (13.8 sec)

2.1/8 GP—Shimazaki Shinya (12.3 sec)

2014 Bulgaria GP National Championship !

2014 Bulgaria GP National Championship ! 13 years old young driver Zahariev took 3rd place podium with KM K8 ! ! Well done & Congrat. young man!!! Race name : 2014 Bulgaria GP National Championship ! Date : 2014 Sept 20th ~ 21th Place : Bulgaria Below race report : Our 13 year old pilot was finish with K8 ,Os and VMR tyre 3 place in A final of Bulgaria championship . Thank you OS ,VMR and Km racing for support . Best wishes Ivan TEAM SPECRC. 2013 world champion NAVIGA class M 2014 Euro champion NAVIGA class M

Good News From Brazil! !

Race Name : 2014 Brazilian GP National Final Round

Date : 2014 Aug 23th ~ 24th

H-K1 Titles :

1/10 Master Class — 2014 Champion Demian Diniz

1/10 Sportman Class — 2014 Champion Demian Diniz

1/10 Expert Class — 2014 Vice-Champ Cesar

K8 Titles :

1/8 Expert Class — 2014 Vice-Champ Cesar

3 H-K1 in Top 10

Below race report from KM distributor Cesar :

Brazilian Nationals Final Report

I just got back from the last round of national championship. Unfortunatelly for me the title has not come this year, but we showed a very solid performance and my team mate Demian Diniz became champion on both Sporstman and Masters classes.

I was on fight for the title against Brazilian star Flavio Elias, but as the championship has 3 rounds, being 2 of them held on his own track, my task was really hard.

1:10 Masters class :

Demian Diniz already won the title with 2 first places in the first two rounds. He also lead the 3rd round final most of time, although an engine flameout ended his chances this time.

1:10 Sportsman class :

Demian fought hard against title contender Rafael Yamamoto ( Kyosho ) and managed to win the 45 minute final to get his 2nd title ! !

1:10 Expert class :

I worked a lot on car setup and tires trying to match Flavio Elias’ pace. During qualifying rounds we ran a class of our own, with a much faster pace. In the last round my car was amazing and I was on TQ pace, but made a mistake and could not finish as a steering linkage popped off. The track is super fast and has no curbs, all track layout is surrounded by solid concrete borders, one single mistake and the car is broken.

The main final started and the main concern was tire wear. I started on 2nd place and took the lead after the start, but Flavio (TQ) touched my car to take the lead again and I dropped to 4th place. I managed to overtake one car and started to make “my race” on 3rd place, around 3secs behind Flavio and 1sec behind Eduardo Dulac. They stopped to refuel at 4’20” and my strategy was to refuel between 5’20” and 5’40” depending on the race conditions. As they stopped very early, I decided to refuel after 5 minutes and thanks to a very fast refuelling I left the pitlane on 2nd place. Another important part of my strategy was to lead the race after Flavio refuelling and it was working perfectly as I always took the lead and he couldn’t overtake me until I entered in the pits again. Unfortunatelly at my 3rd pit stop I didn’t brake my car properly and stopped ahead of my pitman, loosing like 3~4 seconds. From that time Flavio could lead without changing the lead with me, but I was sti

ll on the game. With 20 minutes Flavio ran ot of fuel when his car was already on the pitlane, he lost almost a lap and I took the lead. The race stayed like this but after 30 minutes my engine started to loose performance, I wasn’t sure if my tires were too small or the engines setting was too lean and I just focused on driving with precision to avoid losing too much time. An expected stop to set the carburetor or to change a glowplug would ruin my race. Unfortunatelly with 10 minutes to go the engine performance was really poor and both Eduardo Dulac and Flavio closed the gap between them and me. We started to swap the lead every pitstop and I was still alive as I would refuel 1 or 2 less times. After my last pitstop the engine performance was really bad and another driver collected my car in the middle of the straigth. I just tried to finish the race with a broken rim, my chances of winning were gone and and my engine would eventually flame out with 30 seconds to finish due t

o a glowplug failure. With this result I became vice-champion. My team mate Fabricio Zamperetti finished on 4th place, but he wasn’t able to attend the first two rounds.

1:8 class

The race went OK, I’m quite novice in 1:8 scale and Flavio was racing for his 10th title in this class at his own track. I just could not match his pace and just drove my race, also had some problems with backmarkers, damaging my body sell and rear tire, but still managed to control my race and did not change tires, finishin on 2nd place to become vice champion as well.

I look forward to the 2015 season and also plan to confirm my presence at the world championship at Huge RC in Thailand

Great Victories for H-K1 and K8 in Malaysia GP! ! !

Race Name : 2014 Malaysia GP

Date : 2014 Aug 16th ~ 17th

Venue : KLIRCC, Malaysia

H-K1 Titles :

Best Lap — Meen V

TQ — Charlee P

Champion — Chavit Gem

2nd Place — Nelson Lee

Top 10 — Six KM H-K1 Meen Version

K8 Titles :

Champion — Nelson Lee

Top 10 — Three KM K8

Please find below and attached report from Singapore KM driver Nelson Lee :

Merdeka GP Challenge 2014 Malaysia (16-17 August) The Merdeka GP Challenge was held at the beautiful track at Kepong KLIRCC Malaysia. This race had a total participant of 135 racers for 1/8, 1/10 and GT categories. Definitely one of the biggest race in Malaysia this year. I took part both 1/8 and 1/10. The competition is steep, we have countries from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia competing in this race. During Saturday qualifying, we only had 2 rounds of qualifying due to early morning rain. My K8 was doing well and I had a reasonable pace on big tires. I manage to qualify 4th on the grid. As for my H-K1, I only managed to qualify 10th position. In the (1/8) 60 minutes final, I was able to keep a consistence pace without losing too much ground to the leaders. The re-fueling and tire change went prefect for me and I won the race with a margin of 10 laps to the 2nd position car. In my 1/10 finals, everything went well and finish 2nd position overall. Very happy with my performance and big thanks my sponsor KM & Razor RC for supporting me.

Good News from Portugal!

Race Name : 2014 Portugal GP National Championship

Date : 2014 Aug 3rd

Place : Portugal

K8 title :

2nd Place – Toni Guedes

Great News From Brazil! ! !

100% score for KM at 2nd round of Brazilian Nationals! ! ! ! Below race report from KM Brazil Cesar : The Brazilian national championship separated in 4 classes : 1:8 1:10 Masters (35+ year drivers) 1:10 Touring (Sportsman driver, no experts allowed) 1:10 Open (open for all drivers, mandatory for expert drivers) In 1:10 Masters class, the driver Demian Diniz, who attended all 4 classes of the event (!!!), won the race and took the tile as he won the 1st round as well. Lincoln Almeida finished on 2nd to make a KM 1-2!!! 1. Demian Diniz – KM / Novarossi 2. Lincoln Almeida – KM / Novarossi 3. Chrystian Nozawa – Mugen / Sirio In 1:10 Touring class, Demian won again and will fight for the title at the 3rd and final round!! 1. Demian Diniz – KM / Novarossi 2. Otavio Francisco – Mugen / Novarossi 3. Marcio Chichella – Capricorn / Novarossi In 1:10 Open class, I won the semis and lined up on 1st place for the main final. After a hit on the first corner I dropped to last place but pushed very hard to recover and take the lead at 10 minutes mark to never look back to bring home the win. KM drivers Demian finished on 6th place and Lincoln Almeida finished on 12th place. Final Result: 1. Cesar Salvadori – KM Racing / O.S. 2. Flavio Elias – Mugen / Novarossi 3. Leandro Campos – Mugen / O.S. 4. Eduardo Dulac – Shepherd / Max 5. Rafael Viveiros – Capricorn / Novarossi 6. Demian Diniz – KM Racing / Novarossi 12. Lincoln Almeida – KM Racing / Novarossi In 1:8 class the strongest winning contender Flavio Elias broke his car after a crash on the rear by other driver right on the race start. My car was hit in the same incident and I ran the whole race with a damaged tire. I lead most of the race until a backmarker broke popped off my left steering block. I lost the 1st place and with 2 minutes to finish the race lead Eduardo Dulac has a battery failure and I took back the lead and won the race. 1. Cesar Salvadori – KM Racing / O.S. 2. Eduardo Dulac – Shepherd / Max 3. Kazuo Ohara – Mugen / O.S. 4. Samuel Prato – Mugen / Novarossi 5. Peterson Parpinelli – Capricorn / Reds Now with only one round to finish the season, I’m alive and fighting for the title on both 1/10 open and 1:8 classes! !

Great news from Hong Kong!

H-K1 and K8 took double TQ and Champion in 2014 Hong Kong On Road GP Championship by Hang! ! !

Race Name : 2014 Hong Kong On Road GP Championship

Place : Hong Kong

Date : 2014 May 25th

H-K1 title :

Best Lap:Hung Cheung Hang(19.411sec)

TQ : Hung Cheung Hang

Champion : Hung Cheung Hang

K8 title :

TQ : Hung Cheung Hang

Champion : Hung Cheung Hang

Good news from ENS ( round 2 ) ! ! !

Race Name : 2014 ENS ( Euro Nitro Series ) Date : 2014 May, 16th ~ 18th Place : Austria

K8 Title : 5th Place — Manuel Gremlica

Below race report from Manuel Gremlica : Good result from ENS! ! ( European Nitro Series ) I have 25 Min. Lead in the A Main final until the Engine flames out ( very bad luck ) . . . Finally I place 5th among many professional drivers! K8 had great handling & lots of steering even in the rain and wet condition! ! !

K8 Won In Portugal! ! !

Race name : 2014 Luso-Galaico Cup Place : Maia Track, Portugal Date : 2014 May 3th-4th

K8 title : Champion — Toni Guedes


Great news from First Austria GP National Championship! ! !

Race Name : 2014 First Austria GP National Championship Date : 2014 April,26th~27th Place : Austria

K8 Titles : Best lap : Manuel Gremlica TQ : Manuel Gremlica Champion : Manuel Gremlica Top 10 : Two K8 in A Main

Below race report from Manuel Gremlica : we have once again good news from Austria. This weekend was the first round of the Austrian National Championship in Sollenau, which we were able to win confidence. The car was running again at first attempt perfect and I was able to go from the beginning the fastest lap times. Although we could not train on Saturday, because it was raining ,drove the car with small setup adjustments like on rails. Especially with little grip you realize that the K8 over other brands has a lot of steering and it is comfortable to drive. The next race is in three weeks the ENS in Aigen Schlaegl. Below is the final result and lead. Best regards Manuel Gremlica

We have good news from Austria!

Race Name : 2014 Alpe-Adria-Cup

Place : Morac-Graz Ring ( 2014 Euro 1/8 Championship track )

Date : 2014 April, 12th~13th

Best lap—Manuel Gremica

2nd Place—Manuel Gremica

Top 10—2 x KM K8

Below race report from Manuel Gremica : This was our first race with the K8 and we are very happy with it. We drove a few years Serpent and could immediately drive the same lap times. The race was organized International and there were riders from Austria , Slovenia , Hungary and Italy at the start. The race was the first race of the Alpe-Adria-Cup in Austria and took place on “Morac-Graz Ring”. This year in July, the European-Championship will happen there . Me and my friend with K8 were in the final and reached the 2nd and 6th place! I could manage to drive the fastest lap with the K8. Also, we were able to left the Ex-European champion behind us . Here is the link from the results ( ) The next race is already in 14 days. Also at the European Championships, we want to go with the K8 at the start. Kind regards Manuel Gremlica

KM team drivers Silvio Hachler first attempt with K8 in the ENS. Among many famouse drivers he got good position!

Race Name : European ENS (1st Round) Place : Italy Melzo Date : 2014April,4th~6th K8 position—4th Place by Silvio Hackler

Below race report from Silvio : Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to attend the ENS with K8 last weekend. The ENS Series is already very big with 130 drivers on place! So we arrived on Thursday evening. The track was already full and we heard that prodrivers like Pietsch, Collari, Tironi and Leimo and so on were there since Monday….Anyway we started on Friday evening with the second best time with three consecutive laps! After that we changed this engine and tried another one, which was also good but the first one is better. We changed back to the other engine just before the first qualifier on Friday evening.And we were strong. After 4minutes we were just 0.6 seconds behind the TQ! In the second heat we had to retire before it started, because of an loosen screw from the clutch. Thirt Qualifier we used for a safe run, to be in the A main on Sunday. And in the 4th heat I made a mistake and flipped the car.Anyway 10th start position for A main on Sunday. And I had a great start; go in 5th position after 2 corners! After that we drove a 5min fuel stop strategy. All worked fine so far, there is just a very small space to Collari and Pietsch! At the last pit stop, my father had a small accidient by slipping the fuel tank cap and we had 3 seconds longer than the 5th placed driver that he went out pit before me. But I was that strong on the small tyres, that I catched him back in the last lap of the race and back to 4th place! Fantastic car over 45 minutes! ! !So I was really happy how the K8 worked over the whole weekend! Super fast and extremely smooth!!And I will do my best to learn more about the car and gets even more improve step by step and day by day! ! !Thank you so much for the great car! ! ! !

Good news from Brazil! ! !

We have good news from Brazil :

Race Name : 2014 Brazil GP National (1st round)

Place : Brazil

Date : 2014 April 4th-6th

K8 title :

2nd Place — Cesar

Below race report from Cesar :

Finally debuted the K8 car during the 1st round of Brazilian nats. Despite a huge crash due to a stopped car in front of mine at starting grid, I finished 2nd. Very good without much practicing! the car worked very well without any changed part in 3 days of racing. Thank you very much for the great car! ! !

K8 got good results from GP EFRA 2014 ( European GP ) ! ! !

Race Name : GP EFRA 2014 ( European GP )

Place : Monaco,France

Date : March,28th~30th

K8 Titles :

2nd Place : Nicolas Rosado

Top 10 : Two K8 in A Main

Below Race report from Nicolas :

Trust you are well. We just come back from EFRA GP in Monaco and we had 2 KM cars in top 10 main final. I finished 2nd after the 45-minutes final. The car was perfect with excellent performance Thank you very much! The full name of the race is GP EFRA 2014 ( European GP ) and attached is the full results. The name of the other driver is Mathias Kalaris ( he was leading and he was hit by another car ). Your car is just awesome! Perfect job from all of you! ! !

2014 First K8 & H-K1 Double Victories Came From Malaysia! ! !

Race Name : 2014 KL City GP Challenge

Date : 2014 March 1 ~ 2

Place : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1/10 GP Touring Car

H-K1 Titles :

Best Lap — Chavit S (18.41sec)

TQ — Azri Amri

Champion — Charlee P

2nd Place — Azri Amri

A Main — 4 x H-K1

1/8 GP On Road

K8 Titles :

Best lap — Charlee P (16.554sec)

TQ — Chavit S

Champion — Trin T

A Main — 5 x K8

First K8 TQ Came From France!

Race Name : Grand Prix J NOUGIER 1/8 GP

Place : Monteux, France

Date : 2014 Feb, 23

K8 Title :

TQ : Mathias Kalaris

2nd Place : Mathias Kalaris

First K8 Champion Title Came From Malaysia!

We are sure there will be lots of K8 Champion titles coming from different countries very soon!!!

Race Name : 2014 Malaysia GP National Series (round one)

Place : KLIRCC Malaysia

Date : 2014 Feb,15-16

K8 Title :

Best Lap : Alex (17.318sec)

Champion : Alex