David Ronnefalk will start the final of the the 36th running of the 1:8 Offroad European Championships from pole position. In a repeat of last year’s opening Semi final, the Swede again took the win ahead of Top Qualifier Elliot Boots, the defending champion having a slight bobble on the opening lap which let the former back to back champion slip through to a lead he would hold for the rest of the 20-minute encounter. Making it a three way train around the huge RC Redovan track Robert Battle would drop back a little after the first fuel stop as a wrong tyre compound choice saw his tyres go off. The Spaniard would hold on for third as he managed a comfortable gap over the Xray of Martin Wollanka. In the second Semi the result would also be a repeat of 12-months ago as Davide Ongaro took the win. Starting second Ongaro got by Darren Bloomfield on the opening lap and like Ronnefalk took control of the rest of the race. With Bloomfield falling to sixth to just make the cut, Bryan Baldo would take second followed by former champion Yannick Aigoin, Marco Baruffolo and Oscar Baldo, the locals ecstatic the Baldo brothers are into the final at their home track.
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