January 9, 2017

Orlowski does double & ends Neumann DHI Cup reign

Michal Orlowski has pulled off the double at the DHI Cup presented by LRP. Having successfully defended his 2WD title earlier in the day, the Schumacher driver was also to bring an end to 5-time unbeaten Champion Joern Neumann’s reign by winning 4WD. Unlike his 2WD win which he took with ease, 4WD was to prove a much more exciting affair with David Ronnefalk ensuring it went to A3 when he forced an error from the Polish teenager in A2.  With Orlowski starting from the TQ, Ronnefalk and himself again ran nose to tail, the pair’s pace almost identical. Again Ronnefalk would get the mistake he needed but as Orlowski fought back he managed to push the Swede into an error and once back in front he didn’t put a wheel wrong to become only the second DHI Cup Offroad double winner. With Ronnefalk getting second, the podium would be completed by Neumann, a podium finisher for a sixth year in a row, a result many drivers would be happy to emulate even if it marked the end of his impressive streak. Having made the podium in 2WD on his first DHI Cup Offroad outing, Marc Rheinard would miss out in 4WD, finishing up fourth.

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