By Aaron Waldron
Press release from Contact RC (via Schumacher):
Following on from our exciting news of the new 1/8th Nitro tyres, Contact RC would like to confirm our international driver line up for 2017!
Robert Pietsch: Robert confirm with us for 7th season . He is our flag driver the one that bring first big titles as the EC 1/8 in 2010 in Locorotondo (Italy), just few months after the start of Contact Tyres production.
Really first one to trust us and that confirm in 2011 with the World Championship TQ and Title in Florida. He is always involved with our products development and especially with the new 1/8th 5 spoke wheel design.
Simon Kurzbuch: World Champion 1/8th, Simon is the driver that has dominated the last 3 season with his 2 ENS titles and with 4 on 4 win in 2016 season.
Tony Gruber: Big experience despite is young age. Is the most talent young driver in the nitro class and well supported by his family and his other sponsors.
We like to thanks also few expert drivers as: Stefano De Rossi, Uwe Blades, Alex Thruston and Jernej Vuga for the intense tests and good advice.