May 18, 2019

Michal Orlowski dominates 2wd in Germany

Michal Orlowski continued his dominance of proceedings here at EOS Rd5 as the Polish driver lead home a Schumacher 1-2-3 in the 2nd A-main to seal the overall win here in Germany. Chased hard by Jorn Neumann who came through from 6th to finish the race less than 2 seconds behind his team mate, it was Wesley van Helmond who took 3rd just ahead of Daniel Kobbevik and Hupo Honigl, who completed the top half of the field. ‘We changed the car, which was a risky decision’ said Orlowski of his choice to switch to the Laydown car for the 2nd final. Using a different shock setup to team mate Neumann, the German clearly faster in the final part of the race, Orlwoski praised his team mate, saying ‘Jorn drove very well’. Declaring it a ‘perfect weekend in 2wd’ and wanting to thank his crew and sponsors for the win he said his focus is now on 4wd which gets underway directly after A3 of 2wd on what should be dry conditions.

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May 18, 2019

Orlowski masters difficult conditions to take A1

With the sun now shining and the track conditions improving slightly over yesterday, it was Michal Orlowski who won A1 of the Euro Offroad Series here at the Arena33, taking full advantage of his pole position to win by a large margin. Behind it was Joona Haatanen who came through from 5th on the grid to take the runner up spot with Bruno Coelho falling back to 3rd. Fourth place would go to former champion Jorn Neumann who had a nice battle with eventual 5th place finisher Daniel Kobbevik with Paul Crompton who had a terrible first lap, recovered to complete the top 6. Asked about his run Orlowski said ‘the track is developing some dry spots’ which the Polish teenager confirmed in marshalling following his main, using the opportunity to inspect the track surface. With the now drying track, the Schumacher driver will switch back to his Cougar Laydown for A2 ‘so there is lots of work to do’, ending by saying ‘I’m glad I got the win, it makes my life easier in the next one’.

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May 18, 2019

Element RC Enduro Sendero RTR trail truck

Associated Electrics have introduced their all-new Enduro Sendero RTR trail truck, the first vehicle out of their new Element RC line of high-quality ready-to-run vehicles. At the heart of the Enduro is Element RC’s revolutionary Stealth X gearbox. Although the exterior appears to have a conventional 3-gear transmission look, the inside is far from conventional. The transmission features the ability to adjust the rear drive ratio independently from the front drive across three levels: stock overdrives the front end 5.7%, option 1 provides a one-to-one drive ratio front-to-rear, and option 2 overdrives the front end 11.83%. Feeding the power to the tires are 3-piece telescopic driveshafts with an extruded aluminum center section, universal front drive axles, and hardened steel ring and pinion gears. With the Enduro drivetrain, delivering useful power will not be an issue.

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May 17, 2019

Pole position at EOS Andernach goes to Michal Orlowski

Michal Orlowski has sealed the TQ spot here in Germany for the 5th round of the Euro Offroad Series, as he once again topped the timing sheets in the third round of qualifying putting the pole position of the reach of his competitors. His Schumacher team mate Wesley van Helmond managed a clean run to take 2nd for the round some 2 seconds back and only 1 second ahead of Joona Haatanen with Xray team mates Bruno Coelho and Hupo Honigl in 4th and 5th respectively. Orlowski said after that it ‘was very tough with the track changing every run’, continuing ‘the first laps of every run we have to learn the track again’. Admitting to making a number of mistakes, the reigning Champion switched over to the stand up transmission in Q2 and has been happier since. Planning to keep the car the same for Q4 as well as continuing with the same tires since the start of qualifying, he is aiming for less mistakes despite what he believes will be lower traction in Q4, set to take place just as it will get dark here in Andernach.

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May 17, 2019

Opening Qualifier goes to Orlowski

The opening round of qualifying in 2wd at the Arena33 in Andernach has gone to Michal Orlowski, although the reigning champion had to work hard for it. Paul Crompton would take 2nd in what were very difficult conditions, just ahead of Wesley van Helmond, Bruno Coelho with Jorn Neumann completing the top 5. ‘That was exhausting’ replied Orlowksi when asked how his run was, referring to the very low grip which the Polish driver felt was ‘way lower than expected’. Having to drive on ‘top of your game’ to avoid any mistakes he felt his car was having small moments at all times during the run. Continuing to use the laydown gearbox despite the stand up version proving it is better in these conditions Michal will discuss whether to switch with his crew and perhaps prep two cars and try the other version in the warmup of the next heat.

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May 17, 2019

Florian & Nico Schmid win at Swiss Off-road Champs Rd3

The third round of the Swiss 1/10th electric off-road championship took place last weekend at the Team Kaiju astro turf track in Harkingen. Due to the rain and heavy wind on Saturday the organisers had to postpone the race to Sunday. On Sunday, the wind was no longer an issue and the rainy sky changed to sunshine, however the constantly changing track conditions made it difficult to find the appropriate setup especially in the 2WD class. In the 4WD class the race for the overall win was on between Florian and Nico Schmid. Eventually the decision for the overall victory was made in A3 when Florian won ahead of Nico while Philip Jeisy completed the all-Xray top 3.

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May 17, 2019

Orlowski tops 2wd seeding at wet Arena33

Practice has been completed at the Arena33 for the 2wd class, with both rounds of seeding taking place on a damp track while drivers continued to use the silver compound Mini Darts. It was defending champion Michal Orlowski who was quickest over 3 laps, like most, the Schumacher driver’s first round time quicker than his 2nd round time as the track began to dry and get more slippery. Bruno Coelho was 2nd, some 3 tenths behind, with Wesley van Helmond in 3rd, one of only 2 drivers in the top 10 to improve in the 2nd heat. Joona Haatanen, lead Yokomo driver this weekend Paul Crompton and Hupo Honigl, complete the top 6 after practice. Talking with Orlowski he said ‘now it feels slippy’, further explaining that ‘when there is standing water on the track it has more grip’. Continuing to run the laydown gearbox in his Schumacher he says while it might not suit the current conditions he doesn’t want to change it to the stand up version so that he will be ready when the grip does eventually come up.

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May 17, 2019

Yeah Racing XV-01 long carbon fibre rear shock tower

Coming from Yeah Racing and made for the Tamiya XV-01 kits is a long carbon fibre rear shock tower. A replacement for the standard plastic part the carbon fibre item offers improved stability and strength as well as added visual impact. Machined from high-quality carbon fibre the tower comes including mounting hardware.

Source: Yeah Racing [yeahracing.com]