Now that a few weeks have passed since Yannick Aigoin’s move to Losi, and the news that he will work closely GRP surfaced we decided to take a closer look at the exciting engine that Yannick has been using.
A month ago our interview with Yannick didn’t reveal too much about the new engine. Speculation suggested many things; a new engine line, a one off prototype, a signature Aigoin line etc. “The GRP engine that I am currently testing is a prototype engine which has no name yet” (Y.Aigoin)
It’s fair to say that Yannick’s first race with all this new equipment was a baptism of fire, 2 of the year’s biggest races – Worlds warmup and the Nitrocross race. Results were mixed, but the potential was there.
Now a few weeks wiser, the word is that GRP have been working on this project for some time; their meteoric rise in the 1/8th Offroad engine sector is quite extraordinary when you consider they launched only in January 2006. The project is a completely new engine and line, with new internal technical parts, and aesthetically. We also hear GRP will have a special strategy for this line, a unique tuned high-performance model – really aimed at the best of the best, but with a decent price tag.
GRP’s team comprising of engine guru Mario Rossi, and now R & D specialist Aigoin is destined to result in a pretty special engine!