April 1, 2019

Alexander Hagberg takes 6th EFRA 1/12th title

The 2019 edition of the EFRA 1/12 scale European Championships was held at the world famous Hudy Arena, in Trencin, Slovakia this past weekend. The race saw a strong field of more than 100 drivers from 15 different countries. Championship crowns were up for grabs in two classes – 6.5T Modified, and 13.5T Blinky Stock. The race was held over three days and practice started on Friday, and the track soon started to come in, with decent traction levels already. Alexander Hagberg was setting the early pace in Modified, and Michal Orlowski as well as Ollie Payne seemed to be the two strong forces in the Stock class in practice. As qualifying started, Alexander didn’t have a big advantage in pace anymore, as the first three rounds of qualifying were won by Jorn Neumann. Michal Orlowski also showed a strong early pace. After some setup changes and tuning of tire preparation and size, Hagberg was back on pace to take qualifier 4 and 5. The last round was a real thriller as it came down to just a few thousand of a second on the tie breaker, which eventually played in Alexander’s favor, to award him the TQ spot.

In the Modified finals, Alexander Hagberg (Xray) was able to secure his 6th consecutive European title after two straight A-final wins. Consistency was key on Sunday as he tried to keep his car “between the boards” for the duration of the finals. Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski came in 2nd from Roche driver Markus Mobers.

Over in the Stock class it was Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski with the overall TQ from Roche’s Ollie Payne. The opening A-main however was won by Schumacher’s Jörn Neumann from Ollie and Michal with the latter striking back in A2 and A3 for the overall title as Jörn and Ollie had to settle for 2nd and 3rd overall.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


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