January 15, 2018

British Off-Road Grand Prix – Report

The British Off-Road Grand Prix took place at the Centre:MK in Milton Keynes, UK this past weekend. A huge shopping complex in the centre of the UK, this was the third year on the trot an event has taken place here with the Reedy Race and GT12 World Championships in the previous two years. A fantastic opportunity for RC cars to interact hugely with the public. 165 entries in 2WD, 110 4WD and 20 in Short Course a truly massive turnout. 2WD started first and as expected the battle was between the leading three, Michal Orlowski, Neil Cragg and Lee Martin. Yokomo’s Lee Martin managed to TQ the last two qualifying rounds giving him the overall TQ position with Neil second and Michal third. The three legged finals saw Lee take the overall win with a strong display. Schumacher’s Michal jumped Neil after the three legs taking home second and Schumacher’s Tom Yardy 4th.

2WD final results:
1. Lee Martin – Yokomo
2. Michal Orlowski – Schumacher
3. Neil Cragg – Team Associated
4. Tom Yardy – Schumacher
5. Richard Barton – Team Associated
6. Lewis Jones – Team Associated
7. Jack Neal – Schumacher
8. Jonnie Skidmore – Yokomo
9. Charlie Ware – Schumacher
10.Elliott Boots – Kyosho
11.Lloyd Storey – Schumacher

In 4WD Michal was able to up his pace with the new prototype Schumacher chassis, taking a dominant TQ in 4 of the 5 qualifiers from Lee and Neil. It was simple in the finals 3 leg wins tone to tone in each with the qualifying order remaining the same, Lee second and Neil third.

4WD final results:
1. Michal Orlowski – Schumacher
2. Lee Martin – Yokomo
3. Neil Cragg – Team Associated
4. Paul Crompton – Yokomo
5. Tom Yardy – Schumacher
6. Jack Neal – Schumacher
7. Greg Williams – Schumacher
8. Jamie Clancy – Team Associated
9. Ben Smith – Schumacher
10.Iain Mellish – Tekno
11.William Venables – Team Associated

In Short Course local hero Matt Owen took the win from Richard Miller and David Williams.

Short Course final results:
1. Matt Owen
2. Richard Miller
3. David Williams
3. Mark Bissmire
4. Jonathan Peters
5. Scott Dumayne
6. Gareth Cutting
7. Oliver Szymanski
8. Russell Lee
9. Jonathan Szymanski
10.Alan Day

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]


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