Joern Neumann is Top Qualifier for tomorrow’s title deciding A-Main after the Team Durango ace set a new fastest time in the final round of 2WD Buggy Qualifying at the TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series finale in Dortmund, Germany. A major boost for the championship protagonist, whose two title rivals will start the deciding race from the middle of the grid, the German claimed pole position on tie break with Marc Rheinard and Darren Bloomfield thanks to his Q4 time which was just .065 shy of being the only 16 lap run of the event.
Darren Bloomfield has topped the opening round of 2WD Buggy qualifying at the TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby. The Team Losi Racing driver took his Team Orion powered 22 to a fastest time of 15 laps in 5:09.191 to take the first of the four scheduled qualifiers ahead of the three title protagonists, Joern Neumann, Dustin Evans and Lee Martin who took the next three positions on the time sheets at the Dortmund event.
Joern Neumann made his intentions for the finale of the TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series very clear on the opening day of the event after he backed up his run to the fastest time in the morning’s 2WD Buggy practice to top 4WD Buggy and Short Course this evening in Dortmund, Germany. Topping 2WD Buggy from Team Losi Racing’s Dustin Evans, Neumann posted the three fastest consecutive laps in the 4WD class ahead of team-mate Hupo Honigl meaning the German will carry the No.1 race number on all three of his Durangos in qualifying tomorrow.
Joern Neumann has given his hopes of a securing a second buggy title in the inaugural TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby an early boost by topping 2WD buggy practice at the season finale in Dortmund, Germany. The Team Durango star, who is in a three way battle for the overall championship crown with Team Losi Racing’s Dustin Evans and Tamiya’s Lee Martin, set the fastest three consecutive laps to head the time sheets by 3/10ths from Evans to secure the top seeding for tomorrow’s qualifying while Martin struggled to gel with the track ending up with only the 8th fastest time.
Reigning European 1:10 electric buggy champions Joern Neumann and Lee Martin along with US Champion Dustin Evans are set for a title showdown at the finale of the TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby when the trio will battle it out to become inaugural Champion of 2WD Buggy, the new series’ biggest class. Neumann, the European 4WD Champion, won the opening round for Team Durango in the Czech Republic but had to settle for third at Round 2 in Belgian where European 2WD Champion Martin, who along with Evans was making his series debut, took victory for Tamiya ahead of the American TLR driver setting the stage for an exciting climax to the season in Dortmund, Germany, this weekend (20-22 April).
Having taken an easy win in the opening 4WD Buggy A-Main Team Durango’s Joern Neumann had to fend off a hard charging Lee Martin in Leg 2, the German just hanging on for the win to secure the overall victory at the second round of the TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series.
Factory Tamiya driver Lee Martin has won the 2WD Buggy class at the second round of the inaugural TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series in Charleroi, Belgium. The British driver repeated his easy win of the opening leg with another tone to tone victory in the third A-Main to claim the top step on the podium at the Black Country Arena ahead of TLR’s Dustin Evans and EOS Round 1 victor Joern Neumann.
Today has turned out to be a day for Offroad’s European Champions with 4WD Champion Joern Neumann wrapping up the TQ honours for 4WD Buggy at the Euro Offroad Series much like 2WD Champion Lee Martin did this morning in the 2WD Buggy class. Driving his Speed Passion powered Durango DEX410, Neumann secured pole position for tomorrow’s triple A-Main at the Black Country Arena when like Martin he made it four TQ runs from four qualifiers. Looking like he might complete the clean sweep, the German made a mistake in his fifth & final qualifier allowing team-mate Hupo Honigl to TQ the round which means it’s will be an all Team Durango affair at the front of grid.