The opening round of the Local Champions Tour, a new race series in the South of Germany, was held at the Türkheim track in the four on-road classes of 1/8th Nitro and Electric as well as 1/10th Nitro and Electric. Due to a not-so-perfect weather forecast only 31 drivers attended Saturday’s practice and overnight rain made for a wet track on Sunday morning. The track conditions only allowed for two qualifying rounds followed by bump-up finals and triple 15 minute A-mains, a new race format that combines both nitro and electric rules. At the end of the day Tobias won the 1/8th Nitro class from Bastian Gramlich and Alexander Bremberger. The 1/8th Electric class was won by Alex Kestler, the 1/10th Nitro win went to Philipp Kieble and 1/10th Electric had Thomas Werner walking away with the overall victory. Round 2 of the series will be held in Rötz on the 27th and 28th of June.