March 17, 2019

Orlowski again in Q2 at EOS Slovakia

Michal Orlowski has opened the final day of action at EOS Slovakia with another TQ run in the second round of 4WD qualifying.  The Schumacher driver would once again top the times ahead of Martin Bayer as top seed Bruno Coelho had another difficult run, this time ending up P5 behind Daniel Kobbevik.  With two big errors in Q1, Lee Martin’s second attempt was much better and the Yokomo driver posted a P3 time albeit over 5 and a half seconds off Orlowski’s TQ pace.

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March 16, 2019

Orlowski gets his EOS win, only just

Michal Orlowski has finally registered a win in his Euro Offroad Series 2WD title defence but only just.  Having secured his third consecutive TQ of the season at the fourth round of the championship yesterday at the Hudy Arena, the Schumacher driver duly delivered victory in A1.  Looking on target to wrap things up in A2 after main challenger Bruno Coelho came off worst when he made contact with his out of shape Schumacher, the Pole threw away that win on the last lap handing it to Lee Martin.  This set-up a 3-way fight for the win in A3.  Under pressure from Coelho, Orlowski cracked on lap 5 allowing the Xray driver to take the lead but now it was going to come down to a race against the clock.  Orlowski’s A1 winning time was the target and while Coelho pulled clear at the end he was 0.143 of a second shy meaning a very relieved Orlowski becomes the season’s fourth different winner.  Finishing A3 in second, Martin would also tie on points but with his time the slower of the three A-Mains, he had to settle for the final step on the podium.

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March 16, 2019

Orlowski throws away A2 to hand Martin last lap win

Michal Orlowski threw away the chance to wrap up his first win of his EOS title defence with a last lap error which handed Lee Martin the A2 win.  Having won A1 with relative ease after an error from main rival Bruno Coelho, Orlowski would again get a break in A2 but this time the situation stemmed from the Schumacher driver getting out of shape causing Coelho to make unavoidable mistakes that saw the Xray driver flip and get passed by Martin.  Struggling to make back up the lost positions, Coelho decided to pull off, a decision that could be his making in A3. As Orlowski clocked off the laps and looked on target to sew up his 3-consecutive EOS win at the Hudy Arena, the large comfortable gap between himself and Martin remained static but then on the last lap Orlowski had a lapse in concentration. Turning in too early he put his car on its roof allowing Martin’s Yokomo to go through and take the win setting the stage for a three way battle for overall victory in A3.  Behind, Martin Bayer completed the Top 3 ahead of Adam Izsay.

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March 16, 2019

Orlowski takes easy A1 win in Slovakia

Michal Orlowski took a rather easy win in A1 of 2WD at the Euro Offroad Series in Slovakia this morning after two mistakes from key challenger Bruno Coelho gave the Schumacher driver breathing space to move one step closer to his first win of the season.  Starting on the TQ, Orlowski was pressured by Coelho over the opening laps forcing the reigning champion to drive defensively but still the duo pulled clear of the field.  On lap 5, Orlowski finally got his break when Coelho lost almost 1-second with an error.  A second error at the table top 3-laps from the finish would allow Lee Martin, who eventually got by Martin Bayer, to get close but Coelho edged out the gap to 4/10th by the finish while up front Orlowski had already crossed the loop over 5 and a half seconds earlier.

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March 15, 2019

Orlowski to chase first EOS win from 3rd consecutive TQ

Michal Orlowski will chase the first win of his Euro Offroad Series 2WD title defence from his third consecutive TQ start tomorrow in Slovakia.  The Schumacher driver claimed the TQ honors at the fourth round of the season takes to Bruno Coelho taking the final qualifier at the Hudy Arena.  Having taken Q1 and Q3, only Martin Bayer who took Q2 could prevent Orlowski from taking his EOS career TQ of 2WD.  With his TQ run, which he almost handed to Lee Martin through a last lap mistake, Coelho will line up second on tomorrow’s grid ahead of Xray team-mate Bayer.  Coming into the weekend leading the points standings, Lee Martin will line up 4th with Joona Haatanen completing the Top 5 with a badly needed P4 run in the final qualifier. In a rather diverse A-Main line-up, Adam Izsay will start sixth ahead of young up & coming Polish talent Bartosz Zalewski, Daniel Kobbevik and Bartłomiej Kramża with former champion Jörn Neumann just scraping in ahead of top female racer Jessica Pålsson on the tie break.

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March 15, 2019

TQ run from Bayer in second EOS qualifier

Martin Bayer claimed a surprise TQ in the second round of 2WD qualifying at the EOS Slovakia.  Posting a clean 5-minute run, the Xray driver took advantage of a first lap mistake from Q1 winner Michal Orlowski which in turn forced Bruno Coelho into a mistake. While Orlowski would fight his way back to the front to knock Bayer off the top of the timing screens it was only temporary as the reigning champion once again got things wrong at the table top on the penultimate lap. The mistake dropping Orlowski back to third, Lee Martin was able to go one better than Q1 and take a P2 for the round. With his run filled with errors as he tried to make up the time lost on the opening lap, Coelho would set the 4th fastest time ahead of Joona Haatanen with Polish youngster Bartosz Zalewski again completing the Top 6.

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March 15, 2019

Orlowski takes opening qualifier at EOS

Michal Orlowski has taken the opening round of 2WD qualifying at the Euro Offroad Series, the Schumacher driver having the upper hand on top seed Bruno Coelho over the 5-minutes.  With both Orlowski and Coelho the only drivers to manage 22-second laps of the Hudy Arena track, the duo were clearly on a different level to their rivals despite both drivers having multiple mistakes in the first of the four rounds of qualifying.  Behind it was championship points leader Lee Martin who was best of the rest, the Yokomo driver almost 6-seconds off the TQ pace.  Third fastest in seeding, Martin Bayer got a 4th from Q1 followed by Daniel Kobbevik with 12-year-old Polish driver Bartosz Zalewski pulling off an impressive Q1 to complete the Top 6.

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March 15, 2019

Leadfinger Racing B6.1 A2 Tactic body shell

Leadfinger Racing’s popular A2 Tactic body shell is now also available in a variant for the Team Associated B6.1 buggy. Working with key features from their previous line of 1/8th scale bodies, and transferring ideas to the 2WD platform, yields a product that LFR customers have been waiting for. Like the A2 Tactic bodies before it, the B6.1 body has an added roof vent that allows for better cooling for today’s sensitive electronics. Running cooler has it’s advantages and feeding cool air directly over the power house is a welcomed upgrade. Behind that, LFR has designed a top fin that joins into a rear swoop for added stability and increased rear down force. The combination of the two help give the Team associated B6.1 a balanced and precise feel during mid corner rotation and on power exit. The A2 Tactic body is sold in clear ready for paint, including two pre-cut Tactic wings, stickers and window masks.

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