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September 18, 2016

Orlowski takes Q2 ahead of Rheinard

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Michal Orlowski has taken the second round of qualifying at the Euro Offroad Series this morning at the Nurburgring.  The Schumacher driver was fastest from last night’s 2WD race winner Marc Rheinard with Hupo Honigl completing the Top 3.  For reigning champion Bruno Coelho it was not the morning the practice top seed was hoping.  The fastest car on the track, he would make ‘too many mistakes’ leaving him with a P9 for the round.  It would also be a tough round for last night’s Q1 pace setter Lee Martin as he struggled to set the 11th fastest time.

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September 17, 2016

Martin takes opening 4WD qualifier

Martin takes opening 4WD qualifier

After a long day of 2WD race action, drivers at the EOS season opener made the quick switch to 4WD to end day 2 of the event with the first round of qualifying and it was to be Lee Martin who would top the times sheets.  The Yokomo driver would set the pace in Q1 by almost 1.6-seconds from a trio of Xray’s lead by Hupo Honigl.  Having topped yesterday’s seeding practice reigning champion Bruno Coelho wouldn’t complete the error filled round, the World Champion saying afterwards it had been ‘a bad day’ with him struggling to have any feeling in his own driving.  After a restless sleep last night, the Xray driver hopes a good sleep tonight will make for a better performance tomorrow.  Fresh from his 2WD win, Marc Rheinard would not have a good start to 4WD as he broke an idler gear at 3-minutes.

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September 17, 2016

Rheinard opens EOS season with 2WD win

Rheinard opens EOS season with 2WD win

Marc Rheinard has opened the new season of the Euro Offroad Series with 2WD victory at the Nurburgring.  The Yokomo driver claimed his second ever EOS win when he dramatically held on to the lead of A2 from Michal Orlowski making it a perfect weekend as having TQ’d the event he kicks off the season with maximum championship points.  The win marks the third season in succession that Yokomo have won the season opener as they chase a fourth consecutive manufacturers title.  Completing the podium for the first event on the championship’s expanded 5-round championship, Orlowski would take second after taking the A3 win with reigning champion Lee Martin opening his title defence with 3rd.

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September 17, 2016

Rheinard wins exciting A1

Rheinard wins exciting A1

Marc Rheinard has won an exciting first A-Main at the EOS season opener despite twice handing the race lead to his rivals.  Starting from the TQ, the Yokomo driver would first hand the lead to Martin Wollanka on only the third lap but take it back again on lap 6 when the Xray driver had a bad landing off the step-up step-down.  Chasing his second ever EOS victory, Rheinard would only maintain his second lead for little over a lap jumping short on the table top and landing facing the wrong way as his team-mate Lee Martin went through to the front.  In a race in which one would think no drivers wanted to win the first race of the season Martin would then traction roll handing Rheinard back the lead which he finally decided he wanted to keep.  While this was entertaining for the motorsport crowd, Martin was to save the best until last with an epic pass on Wollanka on the final lap to make it a Yokomo 1-2.

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September 17, 2016

Rheinard is Top Qualifier at EOS Season opener

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Marc Rheinard is Top Qualifier for the season opener of the Euro Offroad Series at the Nurburgring in Germany.  The Yokomo driver, who secured his first and so far only EOS TQ at the third round last season, claimed his second ever pole position on a tie breaker with Xray’s Martin Wollanka.  Topping both Q2 & 3, it was Rheinard’s Q3 time that would give him the top spot on the grid as Wollanka backed up his Q1 TQ with a second one in the fourth & final round leaving them equal on points.  Behind them Lee Martin will start third on the grid, the reigning champion only able to get third in Q3 behind a much improved drive from Neil Cragg.  Having looked like the Top Qualifier of last season’s final round might not even make the A-Main, his P2 was enough to put the Team Associated driver 5th on the grid behind Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski.

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September 17, 2016

Rheinard takes Q2 & 3 at EOS

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Marc Rheinard is on target for the TQ after taking both the second & third rounds of qualifying at the Euro Offroad Series season opener.  Having kicked off 2WD qualifying this morning at the Nurburgring with a P3 following a mistake on his opening lap, the Yokomo driver would set the pace in the next two to top team-mate Lee Martin on both occasions.  Behind them, in the second qualifier Joona Haatanen would complete the Top 3 while in the third round Q1 pace setter Martin Wollanka would make up for a poor Q2 to put his Xray back at the sharp end of the timing sheets.

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September 17, 2016

Wollanka takes opening qualifier at Nurburgring

Wollanka takes opening qualifier at Nurburgring

Martin Wollanka has TQ’d the opening round of 2WD qualifying the Euro Offroad Series in Germany.  Having topped seeding yesterday, the Xray driver took full advantage of leading away the field putting in a faultless 5-minute run to top the times ahead of reigning champion Lee Martin.  Martin would end up 3/10ths of a second down on Wollanka with his Yokomo team-mate Marc Rheinard completing the Top 3.  Top Qualifier on the last visit to the Nurburgring, Neil Cragg would mange only P7, the Team Associated driver afterward saying he didn’t drive well and admitting he struggled with the switch back to 2WD after last night’s 4WD practice.

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September 16, 2016

Coelho extends advantage to top 4WD seeding at EOS

Coelho extends advantage to top 4WD seeding at EOS

Bruno Coelho extended his advantage over his rivals in the final round of practice at the Nurburgring to secure the top seeding for 4WD at the Euro Offroad Series season opener.  Having set an impressive pace in CP1, topping that run from Michal Orlowski, the Xray driver would go over 2/10ths quicker extending his gap over the Schumacher driver, who didn’t improve, to over 6/10th over 3-laps.  Summing up his commanding start to the weekend, the reigning champion said ‘it’s all perfect’.  Behind Orlowski, Lee Martin would improve to the third quickest time ahead of Coelho’s team-mate Martin Wollanka with Marc Rheinard, another who failed to improve dropping from 3rd to 5th.

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