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April 29, 2016

Martin top 2WD seed at EOS Finale

Martin top 2WD seed at EOS Finale

Lee Martin goes into tomorrow’s 2WD qualifying at the Nurburgring in Germany as the top seed.  The Yokomo driver was fastest in the two rounds of timed practice, bettering his opening 3-consecutive lap time by 0.064 to again top the times from Team Associated’s Neil Cragg.  Cragg improved his time too in FP2 but the gap between the two British drivers remained almost unchanged.  Having only been 7th after TP1, Bruno Coelho made a big improvement to put his Xray in Top 3 ahead of American AE pairing Ryan Cavalieri and Spencer Rivkin.

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April 29, 2016

Martin fastest, new Associated off to impressive start

Martin fastest, new Associated off to impressive start

Lee Martin has topped the first round of timed 2WD practice at the Euro Offroad Series season finale at Nurburgring. The Yokomo driver, who successfully defended his 2WD EOS title at the previous round, set the fastest three consecutive laps ahead of a trio of Team Associated’s new B6 car after the American manufacturer sprung a huge surprise by turning up unannounced in Germany this morning with its full American factory team.  Just half a second off Martin, Neil Cragg would put in the second fastest time followed by the car’s designer Kody Numedahl and multiple World Champion Ryan Cavalieri.  Making his EOS debut at the same time as the B6 makes its race debut, reigning 2WD World Champion Spencer Rivkin got his first weekend of racing 1:10 in Europe off to a solid start by rounding out the Top 6 ahead of 4WD World Champion Bruno Coelho.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here.


April 29, 2016

Alves successful at Brazilian On-Road Champs Rd3

Alves successful at Brazilian On-Road Champs Rd3

The third round of the Brazilian On-Road Championship took place in the city of Brasilia. After the qualifiers it was Thiago Inacio (Shepherd) taking the pole position for the final. The A-main then saw some close racing between the top drivers Bernardo Kokemper, Thiago Elias, Rogério Massa and Thiago Inacio (all Shepherd). A few minutes into the race Thiago Inacio had to visit the pits because of technical issues which cost him a lot of time. The other three continued to fight for the lead with Rafael Alves in first position followed closely by Bernardo Kokemper and Regério Massa. This later was also the order in which the trio saw the checkered flag making it an all-Shepherd podium.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]


April 29, 2016

Hector Albarracin wins at SNS Rd2

Hector Albarracin wins at SNS Rd2

Round two of the Spanish National Series was held in Villareal-Castellon. In the Formula class Hector Albarracin would grab the TQ and he also came out fastest in the A-main, leaving Ivan de la Calle and Antonio Alama behind in second and third respectively.

Source: MD Racing [mdracingrc.com]


April 29, 2016

Steven Olsen joins Xray Factory Team

Steven Olsen joins Xray Factory Team

Xray have announced Danish racer Steven Olsen as the latest addition to their Factory Team. The Danish Touring Stock vice-champion will use the company’s T4 touring car in his upcoming campaign that will include the Danish Outdoor and Indoor Nationals, the Nordic Championships as well as selected ETS events. Steven says:

After driving for many different manufactures the last 3 years, I was never really satisfied with the performances of the cars and always missed the performance of my old Xray cars. These experiences caused me to get back to Xray cars. After the testing of the newest Xray T4’16 I had improved my pace from the first battery. This car has so much grip and corner speed and responses very well on setup changes. Driving the best quality cars on the market and the constant development of the cars is very important for me because I just only need to focus on racing and never worry about the durability and quality of the cars. I would like to thank everyone involved in making this possible and I can’t wait to start working together with the team.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


April 29, 2016

Patrick Hofer wins Swiss Nitro Buggy opener

Patrick Hofer wins Swiss Nitro Buggy opener

The opening round of the Swiss Nitro Buggy Championship was held on the multi-surface track in Viggiù. A dusty dirt surface, astro turf and paving stones made for challenging conditions with Patrick Hofer (Team Associated/Reedy) and Jeremy Pittet (HB/Team Orion) battling for the TQ and the pole position for the main final. Ultimately Jeremy would hold the upper hand over Patrick who suffered from a crash with a back marker in his semifinal. The main final then saw a great fight between Jeremy, Patrick and Joachim Kallen (Xray/Picco) and after the 45-minute encounter it was Patrick who brought home the win one lap head of Jeremy with Joachim rounding out the podium in third.

Thanks to Patrick Hofer for the report.


April 29, 2016

Darren Bloomfield teams up with Tekin

Darren Bloomfield teams up with Tekin

Tekin have announced the signing of Darren Bloomfield to their race team. The former European Champion has a proven track record of excellence in many forms of racing. Darren is the point man for Nemo Racing and Agama racing program. “Having tried Tekin on his own with great success it only made sense for us to collaborate with a driver with his level of experience and success. We are happy to make this announcement and we all look forward to working with him.” says Randy Pike, Tekin Team Manager.

Source: Tekin [teamtekin.com]


April 29, 2016

Team Associated B6 and B6D Team Kits

Divide and conquer! In today’s racing, traction dictates your setup — period! With both B6 and B6D configurations available, getting to the top of the podium has never been easier. Out of the box, the B6 offers racers a setup developed for high to very-high traction, whereas the B6D excels when traction is low to high. Racing at multiple tracks, or where traction changes throughout the day, has never been easier; setups and tuning parts are interchangeable between the two configurations, making the B6 platform extremely versatile. Both versions come with the speed, durability and lineage expected of a true champion. Choose the configuration that suits your track and conquer the competition!