May 20, 2019

Elliott Boots wins BRCA 1/8th Buggy opener

The opening round of the BRCA 1/8th Rallycross Nationals was held at the Herz Nitro Model Club this past weekend. SWorkz’s Elliott Boots, Team Associated’s Jamie Clancy and Xray’s Callum Niblett battled for the overall TQ with the better end for Elliott who scored three round wins while Jamie and Callum shared a round TQ each. In the 45-minute A-main final it then was Elliott who would hold the upper hand, taking the win a lap in front of Agama’s Jonathan Skidmore as Infinity’s Lee Martin took the final podium spot some nine seconds behind Joni. Team Associated’s Michael Lewis and SWorkz’s Kevin Brundsen would round out the overall top 5.

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May 20, 2019

Arianto & Timothy win at 2019 LafarRace

The 2019 LafarRace 1/10th off-road race was hosted by the SDC Off-road track in Serpong, Indonesia this past weekend. The event was held in the 2WD Modified Buggy and 4WD Modified Buggy classes. Ray Timothy (Kyosho) took the overall TQ in 4WD Mod while Dimaz Arianto (Yokomo) set the TQ in 2WD Mod. The triple A-mains in both classes sees of both TQ would converted their pole into a win.
In 2WD, ultimately, Arianto dominated all the A-main legs to hand him the overall win, followed by fellow Yokomo drivers, Rizki Pradana and Toufan Iskandar in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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May 20, 2019

Neumann finally ends EOS 4wd winning drought

Jorn Neumann has emerged victorious in 4wd at the 5th round of the Euro Offroad Series in what turned out to be a very straight forward race, as main competitor Michal Orlowski clipped the curb on the exit of the front chicane before the double, the ensuing tumble causing him to drop back down the field and out of contention. The German’s first win in 4wd since 2015, when he ran his last race for Durango, he led home a Schumacher 1-2 in the final overall results with Bruno Coelho, who took the runner up spot in A3 completing the podium. Obviously ‘very happy’ to take the win after such a long time he said the new tires had made it much easier to drive, aided by the lack of pressure with the German having a 4 second margin back to 2nd place already on the 2nd lap. Able to control the race from the start he said he could maintain the gap back to Coelho and react if needed, knowing he just needed to stay ahead of the Xray driver to take the overall win.

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May 19, 2019

Orlowski wins A2 to bring fight to A3

It was Michal Orlowski who took the win in A2 here in Germany, the reigning champion getting passed Neumann who opened the door to his team mate after hitting a bump on the right side of the track which sent his car off line. Neumann would fall back to 5th by the end of the final, struggling with a difficult car, while Bruno Coelho would finish 2nd ahead of Joona Haatanen in 3rd, with an improved Wesley van Helmond coming home in 4th. ‘I’m happy for now’ was Michal’s response to how his final went, the Polish driver needing to get the overall win to improve his championship points going into the final round next month in Austria. ‘The track is great and I’m feeling confident, I will go for the win and push from the start’, Orlowski also set the fastest final time in A2, should the result need to go to tie-break.

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May 19, 2019

Flawless drive for Neumann in opening 4wd final

Jorn Neumann has continued to stamp his authority on the 4wd portion of the 5th round of the Euro Offroad Series here at the Arena33 after he withstood intense pressure in A1 from his team mate Michal Orlowski for the entire 5 minutes. Bruno Coelho, who was struggling with the very high traction ended the race in 3rd, while Wesley van Helmond and Daniel Kobbevik completed the top half of the field. ‘It was good, a very clean run’, was how Neumann described the first final, continuing ‘it was very smooth from the first lap to the last’. Able to maintain the same gap back to Orlowski, the German was very happy with his car and will ‘try to do the same again’ in A2.

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May 19, 2019

Jorn Neumann confirmed as 4wd Top Qualifier

Confirming what we expected last night, Jorn Neumann is the top qualifier for 4wd here at the EOS Rd5 in Germany, the final round of qualifying run on an almost dry track for the fastest heat. The round was taken by Michal Orlowski, who lead home a Schumacher 1-2-3 for the round with Jorn in 2nd and Wesley van Helmond in 3rd but the Polish driver’s time was 18 seconds slower than the fastest time of Neumann from Q1 so on tie-break the German will once again start from pole as he had done here 12 months previous. Bruno Coelho, who had lead the heat until a mistake was 4th for the round and will start 3rd on the grid with Joona Haatanen setting off 5th. ‘Its nice to be the TQ’ said a pleased looking Neumann, continuing ‘the track dried quickly and with the silver compound tires it was too aggressive to driver’. With the round declared wet, drivers had to run the silver wet compound but the first round of finals will be declared dry and so the drivers will go back to the standard yellow compound. For the final Jorn plans to leave his car as is, saying that the tires should fix any of the issues they experienced in Q4.

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May 18, 2019

Neumann once again fastest in Q2

Jorn Neumann has backed up his first round TQ with another in the second qualifier, the margin much smaller this time around due to most of the front runners, including the German himself, making a number of mistakes. Joona Haatanen took 2nd with the all new Associated B74 with Daniel Kobbevik heading home Michal Orlowski who again had a number of errors, despite being the fastest on outright pace, the top 4 covered by less than a second. Bruno Coelho would take 5th ahead of Hupo Honigl with Wesley van Helmond ending up in 7th. Admitting to be a big fan of Astro turf, compared to carpet, due to its forgiving nature in terms of setup, Jorn described his race saying ‘It started good with Bruno pushing very hard, then he made a mistake, I then had a comfortable lead and then I crashed’, before saying ‘then things got interesting’. Despite it being very close at the end and the lead group switching positions throughout, the German could take the round. ‘On lap times the top 3 are very close’ continuing by saying that for Q3 they will make some adjustments based on the temperature of the track which is expected to cool and lose grip as qualifying runs into the evening.

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May 18, 2019

Neumann takes opening 4wd Qualifier

With the 2wd portion of the event complete the attention at Rd5 of the Euro Offroad Series has switched to 4wd now running under sunny skies and finally on a dry track. Only fourth after seeding it was Jorn Neumann who would take the opening qualifier topping the round by nearly 5 seconds ahead of Bruno Coelho in 2nd. Top seed Michal Orlowski had a troubled run and would end up in 3rd, just ahead of his Schumacher team mate Wesley van Helmond, with Martin Bayer taking 5th, while Joona Haatanen with the new B74 buggy would bring the new car home in 6th. ‘It was good, we made some small changes from practice’, said Neumann, explaining that he tried to use his standard astro setup but with the track now dry, the traction is very high. With plans to reduce the front traction, he feels that with no mistakes from his competitors that he is on a very similar pace to Michal and Bruno.

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