Joern Neumann is the top seed for qualifying at the season finale of the Euro Offroad Series in Austria. The Team Durango driver putting both his buggies top of the timed practice time sheets on the opening day of the Modelbau Wels event. Unable to better the 3-consecutive laps time he set in the first of the two timed runs, the German will lead away the first round of qualifying from Team Yokomo’s Naoto Matsukura who was able to improve his 2WD slightly on his final practice run with team-mate Lee Martin also improving to move up to third ahead of 2WD title contender Hupo Honigl. In 4WD the second timed practice saw little change at the top with the four unable to better their times, the biggest improvement coming from Yokomo’s Shin Adachi would ended the day 5th fastest, the same position he would claim in 2WD.
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