Martin kicks off 4WD with TQ run

Martin kicks off 4WD with TQ run

Newly crowned 2WD Euro Offroad Series champion Lee Martin got the 4WD action underway at Round 3 in Wels, Austria, in the best way possible this morning as he TQ’d the opening round of qualifying.  Having took the 2WD win yesterday and with it the 2014/15 title, the Yokomo driver topped the times by 3.8 seconds from Xray’s Martin Bayer with the HB of qualifying top seed David Ronnefalk completing the Top 3, a further half a second off.  For defending champion Joern Neumann, who is making his Serpent debut in the championship this weekend the opening qualifier looked set to net him a Top 3 run but a mistake right on his last lap right before the timing loop dropped the German to 7th.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Martin claims first EOS title with Wels victory

Martin claims first EOS title with Wels victory

Lee Martin has claimed his first Euro Offroad Series title with victory at the penultimate round of the championship today in Wels, Austria.  Driving for defending 2WD champions Yokomo, the British driver secured his second win of Season #4 when he took a tone to tone win in A2 putting the 2014/15 EOS title beyond the reach of his rivals.  Top Qualifier just as he was at Round 2 in Berlin, Martin’s win maintain’s Yokomo’s domination of the championship with outgoing champion Naoto Matsukura having won for the Japanese manufacturer at the season opener in Poland.  Behind Martin a win in A3 would see HB’s David Ronnefalk finish second with Joern Neumann marking his EOS debut with Serpent by completing the 2WD podium.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Orlowski shutdown hands Martin A1 win

Orlowski shutdown hands Martin A1 win

There was a dramatic finish to the opening 2WD A-Main at the Euro Offroad Series in Austria when with half a minute to go race leader Michal Orlowski suffered an electrical shutdown that would hand Top Qualifier Lee Martin the win. Having gone to the front with an impressive pass on Martin’s Yokomo through the table top on lap 9 of 16, Orlowski had taken control of the race but with 2-laps remaining at the very same spot he took the lead the Schumacher driver’s buggy would come coasting to a halt. Passing the dead buggy Martin would go on to win by a massive 7-seconds from fellow countryman & 8th place starter Simon Moss with Joern Neumann completing the Top 3.  For second place starter David Ronnefalk a first lap coming together would drop him to the back of the field with the Swede opting to pull off after 4-laps to save tyres.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Martin is Top Qualifier in Austria

Martin is Top Qualifier in Austria

Lee Martin is the 2WD Top Qualifier for Round 3 of the Euro Offroad Series in Wels, Austria.  The Yokomo driver, who now moves a step closer to securing his first EOS championship title, claimed the top spot on the grid for the A-Main when he posted his third TQ run of the day in the fourth & final round of qualifying at the ‘Modellbau Wels’ hobby show.  With only HB’s David Ronnefalk able to deny Martin the extra bonus championship point for claiming the overall TQ, the British ace wouldn’t have to rise to the challenge with the Swede crashing after just two laps.  Happy to run second behind star of event Michal Orlowski, Martin would on the penultimate lap be gifted the final qualifier as the young Schumacher driver made a mistake.  Ending the round second fastest, the incident would also cost Orlowski 2nd on the grid to Ronnefalk who only posted the 10th fastest time of Q4.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ronnefalk TQ’s third 2WD qualifier

Ronnefalk TQ’s third 2WD qualifier

David Ronnefalk snatched a last lap TQ run in Q3 of 2WD at the Euro Offroad Series when Michal Orlowski found himself caught up in someone else’s mistake.  Losing over 2-seconds in the incident Orlowski would hold on to hold on to claim 2nd as he did in the previous qualifier.  The pace setter in Q1 & 2 with two faultless drives, Yokomo’s Lee Martin looked on target to wrap up the overall TQ until his first driver error of the day dropped him almost 4-seconds to leave him finish the round 3rd quickest. Ronnefalk’s TQ run puts the Swede in contention to claim his first ever overall EOS TQ in the final round of qualifying but in order to do that he needs to run a faster time than Martin’s Q2 pace.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Martin takes opening qualifier at EOS Austria

Martin takes opening qualifier at EOS Austria

Having topped 2WD practice yesterday at the Euro Offroad Series Lee Martin picked up where he left off as he took the first of the the four rounds of qualifying in Austria.  Just missing out on a 16-lap run, the Yokomo driver was almost 3-seconds clear of the field with Xray’s Martin Bayer posting the second fastest time.  Posting the fastest lap of the opening qualifier, Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski completed the Top 3 despite two incidents. Also suffering errors, it wasn’t a good start to the day for Berlin podium finisher David Ronnefalk as ‘too many stupid mistakes’ left the HB driver 17th fastest.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

2015 RC Lemans Series – Announcement

2015 RC Lemans Series – Announcement

The 2015 season of the RC Lemans Series will kick off on the weekend of April 19th. The 7-race series visits tracks in Belgium, Luxemburg, German and the Netherlands and it is held in Pro10 Modified and Pro10 Stock 10.5T Zero Boost classes. Race 5, hosted by the German Bad Breisig club, also marks the warm-up race for the 25. International German Championship held in September. More information, rules and all dates can be found here.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Martin Bayer joins Orca

Martin Bayer joins Orca

Orca have announced the signing of 2013 1/10th 4WD Electric Off-Road European Champion Martin Bayer to their off-road team. Martin will race both 1/8th and 1/10th classes using Orca electronics and he had the following to say:

I spend a lot of time to test speed controls, motors and batteries. I try also Orca and I was very happy with all products speed control, motor and batteries. Everything fit to me very quickly and I was very confident. I am very happy to join Team Orca and I will help them to develop off-road product for futures.

Source: Orca [orcarc.com]

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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