April 21, 2018

Orlowski defends EOS title, Neumann takes the win

Michal Orlowski has successfully defended his Euro Offroad Series title. The Schumacher driver retained the 2WD Championship thanks to team-mate Joern Neumann who took the overall victory at the championship’s first ever outdoor event at Arena 33 in Germany.  Coming into the weekend, Team Associated’s Neil Cragg was Orlowski’s only remaining challenger and on the switch to astro turf the British driver had the experience advantage.  In qualifying it was Neumann who got the TQ ahead of Joona Haatanen with the title opponents lining up with Cragg 3rd and Orlowski 4th.  With Neumann claiming A1, a mistake from the German saved by his car being marshalled by Cragg’s car, the second one went to Haatanen ahead of Cragg.  This set the stage for a three way fight for the overall win, Cragg’s title hopes still alive but it was short lived.  At the start, the second corner would catch out Cragg sending him up down the field.  With Orlowski knowing the title was now his, after having two disappointing races in the first two A-Mains, he chased down the lead battle going to the front when Haatanen clashed with Neumann and crossed the line with the A3 win to make his title defence official.  Behind, Bruno Coelho was second ahead of Cragg while Neumann held off Haatanen to secure his first EOS race win since 2015 with Cragg taking second and Haatanen 3rd.  Orlowski would miss the podium on time but that didn’t matter as he got what he came for – the EOS Season#7 title.

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April 21, 2018

Haatanen takes A2, winner & title to be decided in A3

Joona Haatanen has won the second A-Main at the season finale of the Euro Offroad Series at Arena33.  After an error on the opening lap of A1, the Team Associated driver put in a very patient drive sitting on the rear wing of Top Qualifier Joern Neumann before a mistake from the A1 winner let him through.  Next it was the turn of title contender Neil Cragg to go by the Schumacher, the British driver not needing to be invited to put a pass on the former champion when he ran wide into a corner.  With Neumann finishing third, it means three drivers have the potential to take the overall win at the EOS’ first outdoor race with the result also set to decide this year’s 2WD champion.  Having tangled with Bruno Coelho in A2, finishing up 5th, Michal Orlowski can’t take the win but will be hoping his team-mate Neumann does, as a win for Cragg would would secure the British driver the overall title.

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April 21, 2018

Neumann wins A1

Jörn Neumann has won the opening A-Main of 2WD at the Euro Offroad Series in Germany.  Top Qualifier for the season finale, the Schumacher driver took a tone to tone win but the race wasn’t without its moments for the former champion. Leading from title contender Neil Cragg after Joona Haatanen made an error on the second lap, on the next lap Neumann got stuck in the piping. Luckily for the German Cragg’s Team Associated marshalled his car sending him back on his way in the lead.  The same incident would effectively end championship leader Michal Orlowski’s race as trying to avoid Neumann and Cragg he crashed and dropped down the order.  Benefiting from these incidents, Lee Martin would move up to second from fifth on the grid.  Starting to mount a challenge on the leader he would have a mistake of his own on the penultimate lap that allowed Neumann to take the win by 1.1-seconds. Behind Martin, Cragg completed the Top 3 followed by Bruno Coelho and Haatanen.

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April 20, 2018

Neumann is Top Qualifier for first outdoor EOS encounter

Having TQ’d the inaugural round of the Euro Offroad Series 6-years ago, Joern Neumann has repeated the feat at the championship’s first ever outdoor race this weekend at Arena33 in Germany. After a lean number of the season’s in the championship he once dominated, the German came out top of an exciting conclusion to 2WD qualifying taking the fourth & final qualifier by 0.031 from Neil Cragg to secure his first pole position start in 4 seasons.  Joining Schumacher at the start of 2018, the TQ is a significant one for his new team as it helps team-mate Michal Orlowski’s title hopes by denying rival Cragg from leading away the grid in tomorrow’s title deciding triple A-Mains.  Instead Cragg will start third behind his own team-mate Joona Haatanen with Orlowski, who wouldn’t complete Q4, starting 4th.

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April 20, 2018

Cragg & Neumann post TQ runs, all to be decided in Q4

With three rounds of qualifying complete at the Euro Offroad Series in Germany it is still all to play for in terms of the overall TQ at the season finale with three different drivers topping the times.  After Joona Haatanen took the opening qualifier at Arena33 ahead of Bruno Coelho, it was Team Associated team-mate Neil Cragg who took Q2 ahead of title rival Michal Orlowski.  In Q3, it was Orlowski’s Schumacher team-mate & top seed Joern Neumann who would come out on top ahead of Haatanen and Cragg, both drivers having errors on their final lap.  Now with one qualifier remaining, 5 drivers are in contention to become the Top Qualifier for the EOS’ first ever race outdoors with tyre strategy set to play a part.

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April 20, 2018

RC-Project MBX8 aluminium steering post

Italian company RC-Project have introduced a set of aluminium steering posts for the Mugen MBX8 buggy. They are machined from high-grade 7075-T6 Ergal and come with a 50µ thick hard coating for wear. The posts weigh in at only 4.9g a pair and while being light of weight they are also ver durable.

Source: RC-Project [rc-project.it]