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 Davide Ongaro Wins Team Associated's
29th IFMAR World Championship
Team Associated's Davide Ongaro drove his RC8B3.1 to Team Associated's 29th IFMAR World Championship this past weekend in Perth, Australia! This is Team Associated's first 1:8 off-road world championship, a quest that began back in 2006.
The young Italian star also claimed his first World Championship, which is the crown jewel of his skyrocketing career. Entering the event with momentum from a successful summer of racing, the Team traveled "down under" to Australia where the best 1:8 racers from around the world gathered for a grueling 10-day event that culminated in a 30-minute semi-final and 60-minute final.
From the semi-final it was the Team Associated trio of Davide Ongaro, Ryan Cavalieri, and Kyle McBride who would work their way in to the final and earn a chance to compete for the championship. After one hour of racing, the three drivers all finished in the top nine positions with Davide Ongaro taking first, Ryan Cavalieri fifth, and Kyle McBride ninth. As the first U.S. manufacturer to win a 1:8 World Championship, these results marked the top performance for Team Associated and only motivates us more to develop our product. 'Thank you' to the entire team, the MORBC group, and to our loyal customers and fans who share in this once-in-a-lifetime achievement.

Davide Ongaro Wins Team Associated's 29th IFMAR World Championship


Get ready for a new addition to the expanding trail crawler scene with the DC1 from HoBao. Featuring some exciting design features coupled with HoBao’s well known quality, ruggedness and value, the DC1 may well be the rig that ticks all the boxes for value and performance.

Available in either unassembled kit form or factory finished ready-to-run. The RTR version is available with a grey or blue finished scale inspired bodyshell that is feature rich with numerous scale moulded touches such as front headlight buckets for LED lights, moulded inner and outer wheel arches, roof bars, snorkel, door handles, wipers, running boards, mirrors and grill.

Despite being a new entrant into the scale trail crawler scene, Hobao have a platform that will have even the most die-hard seasoned scalers wanting to experience the DC1.

HoBao DC1 Trail Crawler Features:

  • Heavily detailed semi-scale bodyshell with clear windows and moulded accessories
  • Moulded bull bar bumpers and roof rack
  • Aluminium chassis rails
  • Aluminium adjustable oil filled shock absorbers
  • Aluminium links with angled rod ends
  • Aluminium motor heatsink
  • Panhard rod mounting for steering servo
  • Aluminium rail chassis
  • Dual clipper clutch system
  • Heavy duty centre slider driveshafts
  • Universal CVA front driveshafts
  • Spacious and detailed interior section
  • Front and rear inner fender mudguards
  • Steel front & rear drive gears and locker
  • Transfer case with servo operated 2-speed
  • Painted body and assembled chassis

Spec Check:

  • HoBao 2.4ghz radio system
  • HoBao 18kg High Torque Metal Gear Servo
  • 550 brushed 27T motor
  • Hobbywing WP 60Amp brushed speed control
  • Length:559mm
  • Width:432mm
  • Height:254mm

 DC1E Rock Crawler