March 18, 2017

Coelho win sees Orlowski crowned EOS Champion at Arena33

Bruno Coelho has claimed his first 2WD career win of the Euro Offroad Series, the Xray driver’s victory at Arena33 also deciding the outcome of this season’s championship which has an all new champion in Michal Orlowski.  With Lee Martin Orlowski’s only remaining title challenger at the penultimate round of Season #6, the stakes going into A3 couldn’t be higher.  With the opening two A-Mains producing two different winners, Joona Hataanen winning the first and Martin the second, the Top 3 on the grid would all be contenders for the overall win in German.  For reigning champion Martin it was a win or nothing situation. While Haatanen would lead for the first 3-minutes, the Top Qualifier would suffer a mistake through the steps section after the straight with Coelho there to capitalise.  While a win for Coelho ahead of Hataanen would leave him on the same points as his rivals, it would come down to the winning race times to decide how they got to stand on the podium.  Once in front however Coelho would prove fastest pulling clear to go the extra lap bettering the previous best set by Martin to give him the overall win. The star of the weekend, the tie breaker would leave Hataanen third deferring the rising talent’s debut on the top step of the podium to another day.  While Hataanen waits for that day, two years after his break through win in the EOS, his close friend Orlowski realised his long time ambition by adding an EOS title to his CV, the young Pole having been a part of the championship from the first ever race in 2012.

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