Having come close in the opening two rounds of qualifying, Team Xray’s Martin Bayer finally posted a TQ run taking his TLR22 to the fastest time in Q3 of 2WD Buggy at the TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series in Austria. Only his third ever 2WD Buggy race, the Czech driver was delighted to set the fastest time putting him in contention for the overall TQ honours with just one qualifier remaining. Behind Bayer, Team C’s Oliver Scholz set the second fastest time becoming only the fifth driver in the 91 buggy field to do 14 laps of the indoor track. Once again Mister Consistent Hupo Honigl set the third fastest time in a round that would prove difficult for his Team Durango team-mate Joern Neumann.
Hobbywing have announced the signing of German Serpent team driver Marc Fischer as another addition to their growing team of international drivers. The Snowbirds 1/12th Champion has been a front runner in the international racing scene for years and brings a vast amount of knowledge to the team. He will be using Hobbywing’s latest V3.1 controller in all his rides. This is what Marc has to say about the deal:
I am very happy to be a part of Team Hobbywing and looking forward to the next races. I would like to thank Salton and other friends from Hobbywing.
Having topped yesterday’s practice, this morning Joern Neumann picked up where he left off setting the fastest time in the opening round of 2WD Buggy qualifying at the TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series in Leoben, Austria. Describing the run as ‘close’ referring to the impressive pace of Team Xray’s Martin Bayer, the German outpaced the Czech driver by just under 1-second with Team Durango team-mate Hupo Honigl completing the Top 3.
Having set the pace in 2WD Buggy practice Joern Neumann opened the first 4WD controlled practice by setting the pace, the Durango driver 9/10ths of a second faster than his closest rival over 3-consecutive laps. Chasing his 6th consecutive win in the class this weekend in Austria, the defending champion said while he was able to top the time sheets he was not entirely happy with his Speed Passion powered DEX410. Developing understeer over the duration of the run he said this was not good because qualifying was all about the full 5-minutes rather than just 3-laps and he would need to try something different for the final practice.
The opening round of timed practice at Round 3 of ‘TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby’, which is making its first visit to Austria, it was defending champion Joern Neumann who set the pace ahead of Martin Bayer who put in a very impressive performance on what is his first 2WD appearance in the series. A finalist on his EOS debut at Round 2 in Langenfeld in January Germany National Champion Oliver Scholz completed the top 3 times for the 3-consecutive fastest laps.
We reported about the Yaiba Racing option parts for the Team Associated B4.2 buggy before and now the Japanese company released some pictures of a fully hopped-up example. Part of the Yaiba Racing line up of option parts is an aluminum front hinge pin brace, servo mount, rear camber plate, alloy battery mount thumb screws, as well as several damper parts such as lower shock caps and spring preload nuts. All parts are CNC-machined from high quality aluminium, come red anodized and most of them are laser-etched with Yaiba Racing logos. The parts not only fit the B4.2 but all Associated-based conversion kits also.
The final round of the 2012/13 Mibosport Cub will take place at the weekend of the 16th of March. The race will see the grand season final with price drawing ceremony to win Yokomo kits and LRP Flow speed controls. There will also be prices for all driver who attended at a minimum of six rounds of the cup. Yokomo factory driver Ronald Völker will attend the race as a special guest in TC modified and 2WD buggy. Find more information by clicking here.
The Bandung Open 2013 race was held as the grand opening race of the new Bandung Indah Golf on-road circuit located in Bandung, the capital city of West Java. The race saw a strong 50 competitors field from Jakarta, Bandung, Malang, Yogyakarta and Banjarmasin. The meeting was held in the Super Stock, FWD and Mini class. In the Super Stock class, Bowie Ginting (Xray) who only arrived on Sunday morning, took the TQ honors, followed by defending national champion Heri Susanto (Xray) who ended up some 3 seconds behind Bowie. Another post-TITC attendant who just made it to the race was Ronald Kasengkang (Tamiya), followed by Denny Pangestu (Associated) and Ade Jatmiko (Xray). In the FWD class, local hotshot Irawan Situmorang took the TQ spot.