March 23, 2014

Hagberg & Mobers 2014 EFRA 1/12th scale champions

Hagberg & Mobers 2014 EFRA 1/12th scale champions

The 2014 edition of the 1/12 European Championships was held at the permanent facilities of RC Landia, in Scandiano, Italy and Alexander Hagberg gave this report. ‘Some 100 drivers split in two classes attended the event, which was held over three days. During the practice rounds on Friday, both Alexander Hagberg and team mate Olly Jefferies showed a strong early pace on the challenging track. Francesco Martini was very fast with his X12 car as well, with an early pace within the top 3 positions in the competitive 10.5T blinky stock class.

As qualifying commenced, it was evident that it would be difficult to finish clean runs and collect important points – one would have to drive on the limit without hitting too many boards. In the end, it worked out very well for Alexander and Olly as Alex would take the overall TQ based on a tie break, where he had the quicker 8-minute run. Olly Jefferies would line up 2nd on the grid with two TQ runs as well. It seemed like it would be an all Xray affair for the title on Sunday. However, during the last qualifying round, Olly crashed his car which resulted in a strange tweak issue, which wasn’t really sorted out until the race was over. His chances for the title went away as a result, as he could not fight for a top position in the first two A-main finals. A1 was saw a clean win of Alexander as the others got tangled up during the first moments of the race allowing the Swede to cruise to the win in the opening leg. A2 was more exciting as Alexander was holding a steady 1-2 second lead to Markus Mobers until three laps remained, where Alex came together with a back marker. Markus made a hard move which put the Xray out of shape, with only a few corners to go, but Markus gave back the position, showing great sportsmanship, allowing Alexander to take his first European Championship title ever from the TQ spot. Olly Jefferies came back strong to win A3 in front of Markus Mobers, but it was too late as his points were only enough for 4th overall.

Modified top 10:
1. Alexander Hagberg
2. Markus Mobers
3. Alexandre Laurent
4. Olly Jefferies
5. Simo Ahoniemi
6. Daniel Sieber
7. Dominic Vogl
8. Hubert Hönigl
9. Massimo Fantini
10.Arnaud Lemperiere

In the Stock class, Markus was able to bring home the European title in front of Hupo Hönigl and Alexandre Laurent. Chris Kerswell and Francesco Martini completed the top 5 result.’

Hagberg & Mobers 2014 EFRA 1/12th scale champions

Stock top 10:
1. Markus Mobers
2. Hubert Hönigl
3. Alexandre Laurent
4. Chris Kerswell
5. Francesco Martini
6. Mark Stiles
7. Vesa Yli
8. Helge Johannesen
9. Jörg Mikael Tiit
10.Simon Rubet

Source: Xray []


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