JQRacing visits REDS in Italy

Earlier this summer I spent some time in Italy, and amongst other things I paid a visit to REDS Racing HQ in Brescia, in the northern part of the country. REDS is a rather young company, but the people behind it have been around RC racing for a long time. Mario Rossi is the son of Cesare Rossi, one of the founders of Rossi back in ancient times. The two founding brothers split, and Cesare and Mario started Novarossi. Then fast forward a bit, and Mario left the company. After a stint with GRP, Mario started REDS Racing, with his family, his wife Rossana, and his two children, Marco and Federica. To make things even more confusing for people on the outside, REDS made the original building Rossi started in their new home!

In a true family company even the children join in the fun, in this case Marco’s twins.

One thing I didn’t realise until my visit, was how much is actually done by REDS themselves. This isn’t a brand like many others, Mario actually works on every single engine by hand, selecting and matching parts, checking each part individually, refining the finish, adding the silicone to the crank, and balancing it to finish off. A lot of work and love goes into these engines, and that is why they are so good and reliable!

Here you can see a bunch of crankshafts with the silicone added.

Just a few pipes, ready and waiting to be packaged

Attention to detail. Here checking how badly I take care of my engines…


REDS have a really nice facility and everything they need right at hand. The engines and most parts are made in Italy, and stored and packaged in the REDS warehouse. Orders are shipped worldwide almost every day, and when I visited, there were a lot of orders packed, waiting for the last items, or waiting to be boxed up and shipped out. Everything was super clean and organised, a very professional set up!

The JQRacing team has been extremely happy with the performance and support that we have received from REDS Racing, and are looking forward to a successful future together. Thank you to Mario, Rossana, Marco and Federica for all the support! You can see a few more pictures here.

Mario and Marco Rossi, with a tall village idiot from Finland.

Tagged , , ,

2 thoughts on “JQRacing visits REDS in Italy

  1. Fantastic Reds is now in the same building in Brescia where Ugo and Cesare did those great engines before separating. I visited the factory when there was still a control line circle in front of the building where to test Speed engines.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: