Joona Haatanen prevented reigning EOS Champion Michal Orlowski from taking an early overall 2WD victory at the Nurburgring, the Team Associated driver winning A2 to put himself in contention for his first ever EOS career win. A much cleaner opening lap than A1, Lee Martin took early control of the race holding a decent lead over the pursuing Orlowski and Haatanen but it all came undone on the 6th lap. In the middle section, the Yokomo driver landed in the centre of the corner with his car needing to be marshalled being stranded inside the corner. This let Orlowski take the lead but he only stayed there for two laps. Casing a jump he went wide and young charger Haatanen didn’t need an invitation to get down his inside. Unlike A1, in which he made a number of mistakes, this time the Finn drove the perfect race and after a last lap error from Orlowski could cruise to the finish nearly 4-seconds clear. Luckily for Orlowski, Martin just missed the extra lap at the loop and so his crash didn’t cost him the third place. Behind Lee, Neil Cragg took fourth ahead of Daniel Kobbevik and Jörn Neumann.
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