August 15, 2009

Marc Rheinard takes European 4wd buggy title

Marc Rheinard takes European 4wd buggy title

Current Touring car World Champion Marc Rheinard has taken his first major off road title today after winning the 4wd class in Bilbao, Spain. Making the final in the 2wd class earlier in the week, the German faired better with the Tamiya TRF511X by taking the TQ spot after winning the final 3 qualifiers to start ahead of Neil Cragg in 2nd, with Tamiya team mate Viktor Wilck starting 3rd. In the finals Marc would easily win leg 1 ahead of Wilck, who would be later DQ’d for a technical infringement and so it would be Hupo Honigl taking 2nd and Neil Cragg 3rd. Leg 2 went the way of Associated racer Cragg, who finished 4 seconds clear of team mate Lee Martin in 2nd, with Marc Rheinard in 3rd, leaving both he and Cragg on equal points going into the final leg. The 3rd leg saw Rheinard win in the fastest time of the 3 legs, ahead of Wilck in 2nd and Cragg 3rd, giving Marc the overall title, ahead of Cragg in 2nd, with Hupo Honigl backing up his 2wd title earlier in the week with 3rd overall.

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