The opening 4WD qualifier at the Euro Offroad Series season opener at the Nürburgring threw up an unexpected TQ run from Xray’s Martin Wollanka, the Austrian topping the times ahead of yesterday’s 2WD winner Lee Martin. Marc Rheinard would complete the Top 3 ahead of Michal Orlowski, the new European Champion having been on a TQ pace until a motor issue in the final 30-seconds. There was drama before the top heat had even got underway as practice top seed Bruno Coelho pulled the side off his Xray during the warm-up. Pulling a wheelie coming onto the main straight his XB4 would veer into the wooden boards on the straight with a gap at race control resulting in the car being left with no right side suspension.
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