By Tyler Hooks
2019 silly season was wild, this year there is a lot less going on but follow along as things develop going into the 2020 season.
[UPDATE] Was totally ready to give up on this post and move along into 2020. Infinity and TLR decided to give a late Christmas present and make things really interesting so here we go.
Infinity has dropped two notable EP On-Road specialists in Rheinard and Prumper both stating that that they didn't particularly want to be let go. Is Infinity shifting focus elsewhere? Time will tell.
- Mark Rheinard:
Looks like Mark has found employment with ToniSport and will be testing cars until he finds what he likes considering how late it is in the contract season for 2020.
- Yannic Prumper:
Prumper isn't left with many choices this late in the season on what to do but says he still plans to attend all the major events and representing his other sponsors. I think he will land somewhere rather than race as a privateer just may not be for what he wants payment wise.
T. Jones has been a staple at TLR for a while minus a short cameo with Team Associated. Heard quiet rumors of moving to Agama but nothing more than that. Haven't heard of TLR picking anyone else up yet so interesting to see two notable high level drivers leave with no replacements.
Ryan and Yokomo parted ways and from what we can deduct from the social media posts not having Yokomo stickers on his cars in November, and then having them on the next day for an event, maybe the split was slightly rocky. Cavalieri and Sworkz have annouced that Ryan will run the full line of cars and trucks including 1/10th scale for 2020.
The other rumor is that Cavalieri is out at JConcepts as well but there isn't much info on where he is going. It has also been passed around that his spot isn't being eliminated on the team but he will be replaced by another high level driver.
Who do you think will take the spot at JConcepts?
The Kilic Brothers:
Burak and Berkan have announced their departure from Nemo Racing and move to Mugen Seiki. They will also be running Reds Racing Products for 2020 and 2021.
Savoya has been linked with a rumor that he will be leaving TLR. Maybe a move to the underrepresented Kyosho team? Sworkz?
[Update: No longer a rumor The Shark is out at Team Losi Racing and will officially announce where he is going at Padova soon].
The Lime Family:
Camden and Tim have moved to Sworkz with Tim taking over as the USA team manager for 2020.
Sartel moved on as TLR France Team Manager to Sworkz France Team Manager.
Tom Cockerill will be back at Schumacher for 2020.
Other Notable Changes: