May 27, 2019

Martin Bayer successful at IFMAR Buggy Worlds Warm-up

Last weekend’s warm-up race to the 2019 IFMAR 1/10th Off-road World Championships, held at the Hudy Racing Arena in Slovakia, saw Xray’s Martin Bayer taking the win in the 4WD class. The 4WD action started on Saturday right after the 2WD finals. Team Associated’s Joona Haatanen was setting the early pace in free practice, however in the timed practice, three drivers – Bayer, Haatanen, and Rivkin – were able to place times below the magical 1:10 minutes barrier with Martin Bayer being the fastest of the three. Joona Haatanen started strong again into the qualifiers by taking Q1. Q2 and Q3 then went to Martin Bayer. Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski took Q4 and Xray’s Daniel Kobbevik set the pace in Q5. So when the dust had settled it was Martin Bayer ahead of Joona Haatanen and Bruno Coelho. Things then gained further traction in the finals with a lot of track action going on. In A1 it was Martin Bayer who took the win. In A2 it was great battle between Xray’s Bruno Coelho and Martin Bayer for the win but Bruno would hold the upper hand. This meant three drivers would be going into A3 who could possibly take the overall – Bayer, Coelho, Kobbevik. Ultimately Martin Bayer laid down a great run and claimed the overall win on home soil followed by Coelho and Kobbevik.

4WD final results:
1. Martin Bayer – Xray
2. Bruno Coelho​ – Xray
3. Daniel Kobbevik​ – Xray
4. Joona Haatanen – Team Associated
5. Dustin Evens – Team Associated
6. Michal Orlowski – Schumacher
7. Spencer Rivkin – Team Associated
8. Jorn Neumann – Schumacher
9. Lee Martin – Yokomo
10.Kouki Kato – n/a

Source: Xray []


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