Martin takes significant first Yokomo win at EOS

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Lee Martin took a significant first major victory for Yokomo today at the Euro Offroad Series in Berlin, the British ace winning 2WD from David Ronnefalk and Joern Neumann with wins in the opening two A-Mains.  A previous EOS race winner with former team Tamiya, the win is an important one, not just as the team debuted their all new YZ-2 at the German event but also as its the team’s first outing since the shock departure of reigning champion & Round 1 double winner Naoto Matsukura. Taking maximum points for the round, as he also collected the Top Qualifier bonus point, the win places the World Championship runner-up as a major contention to help Yokomo retain it’s title in the increasingly competitive championship.  Today’s A-Main was the first time drivers from 10 different nationalities lined up to race for the win.

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Martin sees off Ronnefalk to take A1

Martin sees off Ronnefalk to take A1

Lee Martin won the opening 2WD A-Main at the EOS in Berlin this afternoon after seeing off a strong challenge from David Ronnefalk.  Top Qualifier for the second round of the championship, the Yokomo driver led from start to finish with a late mistake from Ronnefalk allowing him to cruise to a 1.7-seconds winning margin.  Making the race their own, behind them it was Joern Neumann who completed the Top 3 after contact from Martin Wollanka on lap 4 dropped him back down the order.

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Dario Balestri re-signs with Capricorn for 2015

Dario Balestri re-signs with Capricorn for 2015

Capricorn have announced that multiple European champion Dario Balestri has re-signed with them for 2015. The current 1/8th European champion will be running both 1/10th and 1/8th chassis, but new for this season Dario will use Capricorn fuel and tyres. Dario had the following to say:

I would like to thank Piero Torregiani from contact for all the support over the time that I have been racing for him. Also to Matteo Passerini at runner time for the help that he has gave to me. Lastly thanks to Patrizio Rossi for giving me the opportunity to run for another season with them.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Ronnefalk gifts Martin Berlin TQ with last lap error

Ronnefalk gifts Martin Berlin TQ with last lap error

David Ronnefalk has gifted Lee Martin the overall TQ honours at Round 2 of the Euro Offroad Series in Berlin.  Looking on target for his first pole position start in the championship, the Swede would make an error on the wall section on his final lap with the timing loop just one corner away.  Holding more than a 2-second advantage over Martin, the Yokomo driver having suffered a mistake of his own early in the run, the Swede would end up crossing the finish with a half second deficit to Martin who claimed a third TQ run of the day to secure his second ever EOS pole position.  Behind Ronnefalk and Martin, the pair having a slight edge over the rest of the field, Joern Neumann, despite another disappointing qualifier, will start third.

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Ronnefalk fastest in Q3

Ronnefalk fastest in Q3

David Ronnefalk denied Lee Martin an early overall TQ at the second round of qualifying at the EOS in Germany when the HB driver set a new fastest time in the penultimate round of 2WD qualifying.  Having finished second to Martin in Q1 and then 3rd in Q2 after a number of crashes, Ronnefalk would drive a faultless third qualifier to run the first 16-lap qualifier at the Berlin event.  With Ronnefalk and Martin running a very similar pace swapping position at the top of the timing screens it was a late mistake from Martin, who took the opening two qualifiers, that would end his chances of putting the overall TQ beyond the reach of his rivals.  Martin Wollanka would enjoy his best run so far to complete the Top 3 for the round while Joern Neumann having posted the second fastest time in previous round would crash leaving the former champion only 9th quickest.

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

JConcepts ’15 Indoor National Series – Announcement

JConcepts '15 Indoor National Series – Announcement

JConcepts announce the 2015 season of the Indoor National Series, a 5 race off-road series across the United States. The first four years combined attracted over 4000 entries and this year drivers have the opportunity to showcase their abilities on a national and regional level. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall nationals make up the seasonal events at fixed locations while the finals will serve as the end of the year bash for the awards and series championship. The series will be awarded based on points participation in three out of the five events. JConcepts wants to make the 2015 Indoor National Series one to remember. With a heavier marketing push to provide the best turnout possible for the host track, JConcepts has teamed up with Red RC as a media partner to professionally cover select events during the 2015 season. JConcept are looking to make 2015 a breakout year in terms of series participation, factory drivers, representatives and professionalism. All events will be awarded separately and collectively so those worried about a commitment will be recognized for performance regardless of series participation. City destinations, track facilities and competition level have all been weighed and evaluated ahead of time so rest assured the experience and atmosphere is worthy, now it’s up to you. More information and sign up can be found here.

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Martin takes opening qualifier in Berlin

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Top seed for qualifying at Round 2 of the Euro Offroad Series after topping practice yesterday, Lee Martin got 2WD qualifying underway this morning in Berlin by taking the opening round of 2WD qualifying. The Yokomo driver ran 15 laps in a time of 5:02.497 which was 4-seconds clear of David Ronnefalk while a much improved Joern Neumann completed the Top 3 just a further 4/10ths off.

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Neumann tops 4WD seeding at EOS

Neumann tops 4WD seeding at EOS

Defending champion Joern Neumann will be the top seed for Sunday’s 4WD action at Round 2 of Euro Offroad Series with the German topping timed practice from 2WD top seed Lee Martin who also set the early 4WD pace.  Fastest in the first timed practice Neumann further improved his 3-consecutive lap pace in the closing round as did Martin, the pair separated by just 0.047 of a second.  Making his EOS debut for Team C, Robert Batlle completed a good first day as he backed up his 3rd in 2WD practice also with a Top 3 in 4WD.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

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