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08-30-2022
Alvaro his report from the EC 1/8 in Valencia.

Alvaro his report from the EC 1/8 in Valencia. 

The European Championship 2022 1/8 On Road at the awesome Almussafes track was my first big event to race. The idea was to get experience and learn with the best drivers in Europe.

We arrived on Monday to this fantastic and technical track we know it from Spanish Championship as we raced there 2-3 times. You need a good engine and the 2-speed on point there!

Free practice was very good and we found a good setup for this tyres and the car was very good with big tyres and very very constant also. On reallocation we entered on group 8 with really fast drivers.

All the good things from free practice and reallocation changed in the first qualifying . I made a mistake in the chicane and hit the wall and I broke the right rear end of my car. One mistake in the worst moment...

Second qualifying we tried to end it as fast as possible. The car was not good and also unpredictable as we not saw an also broken right steeringblock from the first qualifying.

We checked all our Serpent 990 and in the third qualifying things went very good with a Top 9 overall.

Q4 and Q5 was not bad but sometimes the track changed a lot in different hours and we not completely understand it for our setup. And the end 15th overall and a place in the Semifinal A. To be honest, for me a very good result with our experience and better than expected!

In the Semifinal the track was different another time. Some rain delayed the race and a lot of wind appears on the final day. Our pace was not very good in the begining but in the second part of the Semifinal with smaller tyres the car was very good, constant, the pace was very good and no mistakes let me to finish in 4th position and we got finally a place in the Main Final!  Honestly, incredible for me! Really incredible and sooo happy for that!

In the Main Final our S990 was also very good. Once there we go out to enjoy and run as much as possible without errors. It was very windy and it was easy to make mistakes. In the end we enjoyed a lot! It only hurt us a little not to advance the second tire change. We lost some precious time on track but a final 5th place on this European Championship is a really incredible result for us and it is a dream for me!

Thank you to Fran and my father for the pit stops and tire changes!  And thank you to the hole Serpent Team!  It has been a pleasure to meet you all!

See you next time!

Alvaro Fernández

Team Serpent

Setup can be found here: 

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product...


06-15-2022
Serpent Medius X20 '23 carbon is shipping now!!

The wait is over, the all new X20 '23 is ready to ship!!!

A continual evolution of the original X Series of Touring Cars!
The 1/10 Touring car market has changed with some new and innovative designs – We have been working hard on our latest and best EP touring car yet, we present the X20 ‘23! New and improved suspension geometry giving you maximum rotation! Featuring a beautifully engineered aluminium rear diff, along with a completely new designed rear upper arm link setup providing increased adjustability. New shocks are also included with a larger 13mm bypass system. The Serpent X20 ‘23 is more adjustable, more refined and more performance!

www.serpent.com/400041

04-05-2022
Team Serpent present at the 2022 EOS in Göttingen Germany

The whole team did very well there!!

With our new 16 year old tallend Sören Sparbier we even had the TQ and Win in the classes 2wd stock (13,5T) and 4wd stock (10,5T) and leads the both championships!

Great job from the whole team!!

Team Serpent

03-22-2022
Arnaud Chaussard reports about the CF in Grenoble

The GT8E is on the rise and the first round of CF took place in Grenoble, so I'm taking the opportunity to discover the GT8 at a high level.
I assembled a Serpent SRX8GTE the week before the race. I have been a partner with Serpent for years, and it is the most popular GT car in France. The goal is to see what is the level of an out of the box car and then fight against the top guys from the class!

Registration done, the car will just be ready over the week of the race, barely time to see if everything is going right and hop.... towards the RACG.
The car is fast from scratch, however the electronics had to be adjusted, which were heavily used, in particular to keep up with the big name of the GT class!

It is also an opportunity to try the first prototypes of Jetko tires which are immediately very close to PMTs, the current benchmark. The rubbers are a little soft for the front, we will need harder rubbers for the final production tyres.

After safe qualifying I place myself in 6 positions, very consistent but I miss some speed : the car is too easy. I then have the Bitty seven 65 painted by my friend Valentin Peuziat, who describes it as understeering. Finally we will reverse the springs (front white, rear silver), then lower the front upper links (on the shock absorber support) . I feel more comfortable with same tires (same hardness front and rear), but the outside front suffers too much. For the finals, I get green light from Valentin to a better body, the Bitty Hyper GT that Valentin just tested in Bourg en Bresse! But how beautiful she is!

It's better but it's especially better when I switch to the 2.8mm rear anti-roll bar which drives the rear end a little bit lighter.

I slip into third place before the last final but I lose the spool drive pin just before the last final and I have to settle for fourth place which in the end for a car just fitted and a crazy result!

In the end, I only fitted one option, the 2.8 anti-roll bar (thanks Daniel). The oils are from the box, as well as the diff. greases, when it comes to tuning, it's regular stuff and we just let the car come up a little more behind (drop 6mm front and 7mm rear)

What I liked: the car so good and easy just out of the box, how strong the SRX8GTE is, the nice atmosphere of the drivers in the category, the fights on the track (Patriiiiiiick!)

What I liked less: the lack of cooling fan holder, no room to work on the receiver, the difficulties encountered with the motorization for a first race.
Many thanks to the RACG! I'm off to fill out my setup sheet before Bernard calls me back!


Arnaud Chaussard
Team Serpent France

03-01-2022
Alvaro Fernandez joins Serpent Factory Team!!

Alvaro Fernandez joins Serpent Factory Team.

This is what Alvaro wanted to say:

"I want to say Big Thanks to Serpent for this opportunity! For me it´s a pride to be with this brand that was the first to support me at my age, and I hope we spend many years together with this!
I feel enormously grateful"

Alvaro Fernandez

02-07-2022
Elias Johansson joins Serpent Factory Team!!

Serpent is proud to present Elias Johansson from Sweden Elias is 17 years old and is racing for 9 years allready, and his home track is Arsunda Raceway

This is what Elias had to say about joining the team:
Happy to be apart of the Serpent Factory Team.
Looking forward to learn the cars and meeting new people. 1/10 and 1/8 scale is my major classes. Past weekend I raced for the first Time with the SRX2 and SRX4 at the EOS in Daun. The cars was on pace and we had a blast. Also looking forward to test the SRX8 Pro Nitro car.

Welcome to the team!
Team Serpent

12-28-2021
Patrick Burt joins Team Serpent USA

Team Serpent USA presents Patrick Burt as a new team driver for the USA.

This is what he wants to say:

Hi iam Patrick Burt
Age : 17
Years racing: 11
Home Track: The Newberry RC Park (Newberry, FL)

IÂ’ve been racing for 11 years only 2 years competitively, I strive to become a better driver after every race and make racing a fun hobby for everyone around me. My favorite part of racing is definitely having a good time with friends and meeting new people.

Major accomplishments: 4th Place 1/8 Electric Nationals (4wd Modified Short Course Truck), 1st Place A2 Florida Carpet Championship (13.5 4wd Buggy Independent) and 3rd Place Overall Florida Carpet Championship 13.5 4wd Buggy Independent.

Classes: I specialize in off road 2wd and 4wd buggies, 2wd and 4wd short course, along with on road 1/10th scale touring car, 1/12th scale cars and 1/10th scale euro trucks.

Serpent: From the moment I first drove both the SRX2 and the SRX4 stability and controllability were clear in driving. Each car in their respective class has the ability to push the front of the pack and winning capabilities. I am very excited to join the serpent team and racing their phenomenal cars.

Welcome to the Team!

12-15-2021
Serpent SRX8 GP RTR is shipping now!!!

Serpent now offers the SRX8 1/8 scale Buggy also in a Ready To Race version, so also Hobby racers can now join in for the action. This SRX8 RTR version includes it all. To top off an already awesome package, it includes the powerful .21 Serpent 3-port pull start engine, high end racing chassis with top quality parts and the impressive Dragon RC 2.4Ghz pistol grip transmitter.

http://promo.serpent.com/srx8-gp-rtr/

11-01-2021
ALVARO FERNANDEZ IS 2021 SPANISH NATIONAL CHAMPION 1/8 ON ROAD NITRO

Alvaro: "Last weekend we attended the last race of the season of our National Championship 1/8 On Road Nitro at Madrid at the amazing Arca Track. Difficult and technical track where no error is allowed because of the high speed corners with close track protections!

We arrived on Friday to free practice. Our Serpent 989 was perfect and we made only small modifications from our base setup from last tests at this track. So We focus on tuning the engines and little else.

On Saturday on qualifing we track had a little more grip. Our Serpent 989 was very very consistent, very agile and fast. I was able to made the Pole Position with a New Lap Record at Arca track! Very very happy for that.

On Sunday, in the Main Final, starting from Pole I had a clean start and gained some meters with Ruben Olivares, Victor Pelaez, Jorge Martinez and my Team Mate Nacho Lopez and the other finalists. Nacho had a turnaround at the beginning and then problems with his engine. We were both the ones who could win the Championship. In the end I was able to maintain the advantage and cross the finish line in first position and win the Spanish Championship after two second places at Valladolid and Sevilla and two wins at Vigo and Madrid. What a nice season!

Congratulations to Albertito Gonzalez for his win in Eco with Serpent 988e and also Juan Hidalgo for his Spanish tittle with Serpent 750evo. What a Team mates!

Congratulations to all Serpent Spain Team and rest of finalists and RC friends!

See you next year!"
Alvaro Fernandez
Team Serpent

10-06-2021
Mark Green reports about his GTS race in Gubbio Italy.

Hello racers,

I was able to take part in my first
international race for a long time, this being
the GTS race at the fantastic Gubbio track
in ltaly and as always the track was in
perfect condition.
We had some new engines from MAX power to
run in and then start looking for a setup
for my Srx8 Tq car.

We had 3 rounds of qualifying and I ended
up 8th direct in to the final still with room
to improve the car before the final.
The final was 45 minutes long so it may
not be possible the tyres would last but
unfortunately it didn't get that far as I had a
throttle servo go down a 1 st in 8 years .
Not the final I wanted but that's racing we
got to meet old and new friends and had
some good fun with the team.

A big thanks to Stef, Joaquin and Alessio
for the help and Serpent to attend at this
event. And offcouse the Gubbio track crew
who did a great job and to the Gts team.
Until the next race keep safe.
Mark Green

10-05-2021
Jonathan Gandin wins ACI National speed Trophy with the Viper 989 40th

Our newest team driver Jonathan Gandin from Italy made a great debut with his Viper 989 40th anniversary car.

He was able to TQ the race, set the fastes lap and win the race.He is very happy how the 989 car drives and reacts on his changes.There will be a full presentation soon from him.The setup can be found here:https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=11309#product-details-tab-Setups

Team Serpent

08-27-2021
Serpent SRX8e RTR is shipping now!!!

Serpent now offers the SRX8e-Buggy also in a Ready To Race, to make this superb car even more attractive to a broader customer base, so also Hobby racers can now join in for the action. Top-quality components packed in a Ready-to-race package, the best start a Hobby-driver can make. High end racing chassis with top quality parts, impressive 2.4 GHz transmitter, Waterproof electronic speed controller with small footprint, which fits the E-buggy holder like a glove combined with a strong 1900KV brushless motor with lots of torque.

http://promo.serpent.com/srxe8-rtr/

08-17-2021
Mark Green wins round 4 of the BRCA GT race at the Medip track

Mark Green wins round 4 of the BRCA GT race at the Medip track

Round 4 of the Gt8 championship was held at the mendip race way. I was not able to do the practice day on Saturday so would arrive on Sunday and go straight into racing.

After 4 rounds of qualifying I was able too take a good TQ my car was just so easy to drive which gave so much confidence.
The final went very smoothly and I took the win the car and engine again faultless .

Thanks to all my sponsors and to Mendip raceway.
Till nest time

Mark Green

Setup can be found here:
https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=11360#product-details-tab-Setups

08-05-2021
Juan Hildalgo reports his ENS race in Aigen Austria.

Well...! ENS round 1 in the beautiful Aigen track, Austria, is already in the books.
Back home with my dad after four days of Racing.

Sweet and sour taste after a good pace in the qualification, scoring a P1 and a P2 and securing the second position in the grid.

In the final, one of the strangest things that ever happened to me occurred, in the warm up everything was fine, and in the beginning of 45Â’ final, I missed all engine power in the first laps and drivers who were behind overtook me in the straight and unfortunately some hit me and I finished in the grass (Yes, I was, actually really slow😅)
After some laps power just came back again (yes, magically🤔) and trying to recover I run out of fuel at 4Â’10”
After all, really happy with the performance of the 750EVO, with which I honestly think we could have fought for the win. Good pace and fastest laps in the 45Â’ final!

So thatÂ’s racing sometimes...now already thinking in the next one,

I would also like to say that it felt so good to finally meet friends from RC again, we had a good time together. Really grateful with Julius Kolf, Klaus Lechner, Michael for the technical advices and Iñaki Montesinos for the good pit stops! Every race is part of continuos learning.

Congrats to Jilles Groskamp for the win and thanks to all those who support me.

See you in the next one!

Juan Hidalgo
Team Serpent

Setup can be found here:
https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=11361#product-details-tab-Setups

08-03-2021
Manuel Trinko Joins Team Serpent!!

It is our pleasure to introduce - Manuel Trinko.

This is what Manuel had to say about joining the team

It's a huge pleasure to be part of the serpent family.
My main focus is the 1/8 nitro on road class.
The viper 989 40th anniversary car is just awesome.
I'm looking forward to the next races and I hope to get some good results for the team.
Thank you guys, see you on the track!


08-03-2021
Manuel Trinko Joins Team Serpent!!

It is our pleasure to introduce - Manuel Trinko.

This is what Manuel had to say about joining the team

It's a huge pleasure to be part of the serpent family.
My main focus is the 1/8 nitro on road class.
The viper 989 40th anniversary car is just awesome.
I'm looking forward to the next races and I hope to get some good results for the team.
Thank you guys, see you on the track!

08-02-2021
Merlin Depta reports his ENS race at the Aigen track in Austria

Back home with my dad after four days of racing at European Nitro Series Rd1 in beautiful Aigen, Austria.

I haven't had a radio in my race since exactly one year at the same track with the same event making it hardly to the A-main by bumping up.

The more surprising was our pace this year! I arrived super relaxed taking this first ENS as holiday from the Merlin McFly workshop.

It took me the first 1-2 runs to get used to my radio and feeling for the car but from this point on we found ourselves in the top spots every single round!

Scoring a P2 and P2 in the first two qualifiers we managed to go into the main final from second position with strongest competition right in the neck!

As the main final started I felt that the first set of tires was not as good as the other one we drove in within the warmup so I tried to keep my position as long as I could. Thanks to Dominic for this amazing and super fair fight within the first minutes of the race... Blocking away the whole 8-car-train behind me 😅

With the second set of tires the pace was o.k. again and with 8 minutes to go I found myself within the Top4. A flameout while refuelling made us lose some places which resulted in P6 after the final.

I must say that it felt so great to finally meet again friends from RC, have a good time, a chat and a drink together. It felt so great to have an awesome team Serpent (Michael, Jill, Ricardo, Martin,Julius, Konstantinos you Malakas are amazing) with me in the paddock. Klaus did an amazing job on my engines and in the pits. He is so unbelievable motivated that I couldn't ask for more. It's so good to share this hobby with my dad who has always supported me over the years and is still taking care of me.

I also want to congratulate my friend Simon for this great performance in the OPEN 1/8. Also Dominic and Toni were super strong.

Thanks to my sponsors making these trips possible

Till next time!
Merlin Depta

Setups can be found here:
https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=11309#product-details-tab-Setups

07-29-2021
Meen Vejrak joins Team Serpent!!

It is our pleasure to introduce - Meen Vejrak

This is what Meen had to say about joining the team

Meen
"Serpent was one of the first names I've heard of when I was just beginning my career in car racing. I am excited to announce that from now on I will be representing this brand and become a part of the Factory Team. Thank you to the Serpent factory for this opportunity."

06-25-2021
Serpent Medius X20FWD '21 carbon is shipping!!

X20FWD Â’21 improves on the very successful X20FWD touring car.
The chassis is based on the popular mid motor design, using a light weight and strong 1-piece motor mount concept, without any interference between the front and rear chassis flex while still allowing center flex adjustability. The advantage for this style of design is to allow maximum flex capabilities without impacting the drivetrain, meaning smoother power delivery, more consistency and less chance of stripping spurs. And it uses the all new dual ball bearing DJC shafts and our new Steering hub allows adjustment of Axle height, offset and Roll center.

06-09-2021
Alessio wins AMCI Italian Championship!!!

" The race was in my home track "Naxos world track", just one shot race to become national champion. A bit disappointed because a lot good italians drivers could't come for the COVID situation.

The 80% of the cars was Serpent, every car worked realy good. I have used my standard setup and the car was super good in every condition. In the final, thanks the good balance of the car the tyre consumption was low, this allowed us to have a winning strategy.

Serpent gots, Tq, best lap and victory. In the final there were nice fight between me and other Serpent drivers like Occhipinti, Giaimo, Musolino. Thats also the arrival order.

Setup can be found here:
https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=11361#product-details-tab-Setups

Till next time!!!

Ciao
Alessio Mazzeo
Team Serpent.

05-31-2021
Jose Almonte joins Serpent factory team!!!

We are delighted to announce the joining of Jose Almonte to the Serpent Team!
Using the Serpent products for many years, Jose is already very familiar with all aspects of the Serpent range allowing him to help current and future racers.
Jose brings a wealth of knowledge to the table specialising in GT and EP racing, he had the following to say.
“I am extremely proud and grateful for the opportunity to represent Serpent. My journey started over 10 years ago and through hard work and the support of many individuals my dream of representing Serpent has finally been achieved.
I want to send a special thanks to my friend and mentor Joaquin Desoto, his passion for RC is contagious. Everyone knows that I am extremely approachable and thrive on helping everyone I can. Now lets go Racing!”

04-16-2021
Serpent team driver Stick King with his Serpent X20 Fwd

The 1/10 FWD race was held at TRC HK last weekend. The race was postponed twice due to pandemic but it didnÂ’t affect the racersÂ’ enthusiasm and there were over 100 participants took part in the race.

Serpent team driver StickKing with his Serpent X20 Fwd, finished strong and brought home the TQ and win. StickKing took the first and fourth rounds of the qualifies to secure the TQ spot.

He won the first final without any challenge but a different story in the second final. Senna took the win in the second final as StickKing had a mistake. In the deciding final, StickKing was leading from tone to tone and that brought him the overall victory.

Another Serpent drivers Chee and Kelvin Hu, who are famous GP drivers in HK, also had a solid race. Chee finished fifth and Kelvin just missed the podium in the B main.

A great result for the Serpent Team in Hong Kong!!

03-01-2021
Serpent Spyder SRX4 Gen3 is ready!!

10 years ago, we started the journey into the development of a belt driven 1:10 4wd offroad car, with the intent to revolutionize the market. The original SRX-4 was born, although it was a good car, it had its short comings. Since that time we have continued to develop, test, design and re-designed it behind the scenes in our secret lab. It had to be easier than any car of its kind to work on, handle with precision and ease, be maintenance friendly, and share more parts across the 1:10 categories we compete in. Aside from those targeted positives it also needed to be better than any 4wd car in performance we have created to date. Foresight was key factor, when the SRX-2 Gen3 was being born, we already had a good understanding how to craft together from its DNA the ultimate 4wd version. The two cars had to be worked on in tandem to make sure it was possible to reach the goals we had set forth. The SRX-4 Gen 3 shares over 50% of its SRX-2 Gen3 relative, an accomplishment we are quite proud of. This was really important as we didnÂ’t want customers to have to purchase a significant amount of new parts just to operate two cars. Lowering operational costs is always a positive thing, and there is no doubt we have managed to achieve this goal. The SRX-4 Gen3 is a belt driven masterpiece, when evolution becomes the revolution.
www.serpent.com/500015

02-10-2021
Team Serpent wishes everybody a Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!
Wish you all the best in the year of the OX!!

Our Hong Kong office wil be closed from 12-2-2021 till 15-2-2021.

Team Serpent.

01-09-2021
Serpent Viper 989E is now available!

Serpent Viper 989E is now available!
The Serpent 989E Viper is the latest Electric version of the 989.
Electric racing has developed big time, the possible power is huge. Especially in the popular dragster class in the US the power going through the transmission is extreme. The 989E is designed to take care of that power and put it down as effective as possible.
The 989E is based on the ultra-successful 989 gas racer and shares itÂ’s suspension, shocks and quite a lot of other features like the chassis plate or the driveshafts

www.serpent.com/904005

12-24-2020
Yukijiro Umino joins Serpent!!

Serpent welcomes top RC Desinger/Manager Yukijiro Umino!!

This is what he would like to say:

First of all, I would like to thank Mr. Joaquin Desoto and Mr. Lau for giving me this great opportunity for joining Team Serpent.

During the past three years I was away from the RC racing scene. However, my passion and motivation have never stopped. And now it is the time for me to move on. I will continue to come up with innovative ideas and create cars that will please everyone.

Other than that, I will be involved not only in the races, but in all aspects of Serpent, so you can count on me.

Yukijiro Umino

12-08-2020
We welcome Jackie Shum to Team Serpent Hong Kong

Welcome to Jackie Shum from Hong Kong, this is what he had to say about joining the team:

“First of all, I would like to thank Serpent for giving me the opportunity to join Serpent EP on-road team. It is for sure a great pleasure of me to be part of the team.
I have tested the car for a couple weeks and I can saythat the car is great.
From now on, I will help develop and promote Serpent brand with my other teammates.”

12-02-2020
Serpent S240 '21 is available now!!

Serpent S240 '21 is available now!!!
The Serpent S240 is a 1/24 scale electric 2wd pan-car. Simple, fast, proven and strong design. No complicated suspension designs or set-ups. A pure fun racing chassis, for sheer endless amounts of track-time.
- top quality carbon fibre chassis components with flex-control
- cnc machined and orange anodised aluminium parts
- smooth ball-diff
- high speed bearings, metric high quality screws
- designed for Lipo packs for over 15 minutes runtime
- electric brushed motor
- High grip foam racing tyres
- Low profile, GT style

www.serpent.com/420003

11-20-2020
Serpent Natrix 750E is avalible now!!

Serpent Natrix 750E is avalible now!!
The Serpent 750E Natrix is the latest Electric version of the 750. Electric racing has developed big time, the possible power is huge. Especially in the popular dragster class in the US the power going through the transmission is extreme. The 750E is designed to take care of that power and put it down as effective as possible. The 750E is based on the ultra-successful 750 gas racer and shares itÂ’s suspension, shocks and quite a lot of other features like the chassis plate or the driveshafts

www.serpent.com/804013

10-29-2020
We welcome King Fong to Team Serpent Hong Kong

We welcome King Fong Ho to Team Serpent Hong Kong.
He will use the Serpent X20 '21 for his racing.



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