Reno Savoya – Interview after “The Big One Race”


Hi Reno, this week-end was the “Big Race” in France, can you tell us more about this event ?

The Big Race is a new event organized by the French Federation where the Elite and the National drivers can meet for a 4 days race. This time it was in the middle of France in Viglain. 180 drivers were attending the event for 4 days, with a maximum track time. All driver enjoyed at least 2 hours on the track, with a great weather , a fantastic venue and a technical track. We got everything we were looking for: FUN!



How went your week-end ?

It was a great week-end for me. It was the perfect opportunity to share my knowledge and my experience with drivers from Elite and National. Usually on a 2 days event it is harder to find time, but this week-end was more relax and the National drivers were there … easier to help them. Concerning the result, I’m pretty happy with my 2nd. A win would have been better but given the level of the final we had with Tom Robin and the gap at the end of the race with the other drivers, I think it was a great training for the big events this summer. Same for the championship where I return to tie points for the title.


What engine did you use ? Did you change anything on the engine or around the engine ?Quel moteur as tu utilisé ? 

I used the new MC5X build “live” by Sébastien Chaffardon (Live build of the engine), All engines are the same at RC Concept and I just take one of the stock. I also use the 8mm reducer and the 2133 pipe for more power. I also use some fuel tubing around the muffler springs to avoid them from breaking.

Race conditions were really hard this week-end with more than 35C, it was hard for the mechanics, the drivers, but mostly for the cars and engines. I’ve seen a lot of flame out and engine tuning issues this week-end. For me it was perfect, no issues, more power than most of the others, more runtime with around 10 mins again. I even gave my spare engine to Thomas Massé who was in the lead of the National A-Main for most of the race and ended 2nd overall. No issues also.



How went the beginning of the season for you ? How do you prepare for the European Championship ?

Despite few mistakes during some major events this season I’m pretty satisfied. It’s only my second season with TLR/RC Concept and I’m now more confortable with it and I enjoy every races more. As the weather is better now, I will practice more on different tracks in order to be ready for the Euro. By the way if you have a bumpy track with some traction around you I will be happy to join you for some testing. 😉


Anything to add ?

Please feel free to contact me on facebook or by email. I’m always available to help you with your RC Concept products. It’s the best products I’ve ever used and I’m sure you will be as happy as I am to use them.


Thanks RC Mag and for the photos and the video.

April 1-2 2017 Results

Some awesome worldwide results for RC Concept this week-end, proving one more time the quality and the reliability of our products.

UK: Lewis Jones 9th at RD1 of the BRCA, UK National Championship

RC Concept MC5R / Thor Fuel

Italy: Matthias Umfahrer 2nd at RD1 of the Alpe Adria Cup Championship

RC Concept MC5R / Thor Fuel

Italy: Andrea Russo 7th in F1 at Italian National Championship RD1

RC Concept MC5R / Thor Fuel

South Africa: Brendon Van Staden 2nd in Truggy at the Avion RCX Dirt Challenge

RC Concept MC5R

Kim Einert joins RC Concept

Young German driver Kim Einert is joining the RC Concept factory Team for 2017.

Kim is a young super talented driver, who has already many good results in Germany and Europe. She is racing the German 1:10 and 1:8 nationals and the Euros.

Kim will use all the RC Concept products 1:10 and 1:8, and she will attend the Neo Race next month.

RC Concept is really happy to welcome another RC contender after Mathieux Chaffardon (FR), Lewis Jones (UK), Vincent Meertens (FR), William St-Laurent (CA) and Trykon Khuhns (USA) !!

Triple Podium for RC Concept at RD1 of South African National


This week-end was held the first round of the South African National Championship at the Avion Raceway racetrack in Johannesburg.

In nitro buggy, Stoneman – Dean Steenmans taking a well deserved 3rd place in the Amains, with a couple tire changes in the pits and the soft compounds he did a sterling job to bring it home in 3rd place. There were 5 drivers in the Amain using RC Concept engines. 

In Nitro truggy, The “Stoneman” Dean Steenmans – TQ and win Truggy Amains – at the 1st round of the South African National Championship race, using MC5R Team engine, The A Main Truggy field had SEVEN RC Concepts engines. Dean was 5 laps ahead of the 2nd place finisher. The Stoneman also posted the fastest lap time at the event with his Truggy.

In E-Buggy, RC Concept driver Akshay Patel for winning the 1st round of the electric A Mains.

Congrats to all and see you for the round 2.

Podium Nitro Truggy: 1st Dean Steemans

Podium Nitro Buggy: 3rd Dean Steenmans

Podium E-Buggy: 1st Akshay Patel

RC Concept Team in South Africa

Briac Berthoud joins RC Concept


Briac Berthoud, French Winter Champion in Touring 13.5T is joining the RC Concept team.

Briac was using the RC Concept products during this championship and will continue in the future: ESC SC120, EC10 Motors 13.5T “Team Edition” and the 2S stick Omega Batteries.

Briac’s victory is showing the performances of the RC Concept “Super Stock” 13.5T, and the capacity of RC Concept to build high performance electric motors.

Those motors are tested and tuned at RC Concept and will be available soon.

Dani Bernabe joins RC Concept

Top Spanish driver Dani Bernabe joins the RC Concept Factory Team for 2017 !! Dani will use the RC Concept nitro engines, the future SC8R, the EC8 motors and the Omega batteries.

Semi finalist at the 2016 Euro A and the Neo Race, Dani has chosen the RC Concept products to continue his progression.

Dani is also attending many Spanish events, like the Spanish Nationals and the regional Murcia race where he is the current champion.


We are really happy to have Dani on-board and we are looking for a great 2017 year !!


RC Concept Support in USA


In order to meet all the RC Concept users in South California, Reno Savoya, and RC Concept Team Manager Jérôme Treignier will be this week on different tracks. Here the schedule:

  • Thursday 16th: Revelation Raceway
  • Friday 17th : Dialed In RC Raceway
  • Saturday 18th : Dialed In RC Raceway
  • Sunday 19th : Thunder Alley RC Raceway
  • Monday 20th : Dialed In RC Raceway
  • Tuesday 21th – Sunday 25th : The Dirt Nitro Challenge

Please come to see us if you have any questions regarding the RC Concept products, of even if you need any help. We are also be able to marshal if necessary 😉



Medjoubi joins RC Concept

Zak Medjoubi joins the RC Concept Team for 2017. After many tests in USA, Zak has decided to trust the RC Concept products.

Zak already won last week-end with his MC3R.

Zak will attend the DNC, the Psycho Nitro Blast and many events in Florida.

We wish him all the best.


Vincent Meertens joins RC Concept


Young French star Vincent Meertens joins the RC Concept Factory Team for 2017. Vincent will use all Nitro and Electro products.

Former member of the French Junior Team, Vincent ended 8th overall at the 2016 French National 1/8 Nitro.

Following the RC Concept Team Spirit, Vincent and his dad will attend all the french nationals, the regional races around Paris, the Euros and all major event in France.

We wish him all the best for 2017 !!