TLR & Spektrum extend Euro Offroad Series deal
Having backed the successful inaugural season of the Euro Offroad Series, Horizon Hobby have announced that they will continue as title sponsors of the 1:10 electric offroad championship for the 2012/13 season with it to be again known officially as the ‘TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby’. Team Losi Racing have also confirmed that EOS Season 1 regular Dustin Evans will contest the full championship with the 2011 Reedy Race Champion to be joined by top fellow American racer Matt Castellano.
Run over three events in its inaugural year, Season No.2 of the EOS will expand to four races with the opening round taking competitors to the city of Poznan in Poland over the weekend of October 26-28. Poznan successfully hosted the fourth round of the 2011/12 Euro Touring Series as part of one of the country’s largest motor shows. For the Euro Offroad Series the host club have organised for Round 1 to take place at the same venue, this time as part of the ‘HOBBY Model Making and Games Exhibition’ which is expected to attract up to 30,000 visitors.
Round 2 will take racers on the first of two visits to Germany with the local club of defending champion Joern Nuemann joining the series and hosting an indoor event in the city of Langenfeld on January 4-6. While it will be a home event for Team Durango’s Neumann, the venue for the EOS race is all new, meaning the European 4WD Champion will have little advantage over his rivals other than the fact he will be able to enjoy the comfort of being able to sleep in his own bed each night!
With the date for the third round set for the weekend of March 8-10, series promoters Scotty Ernst and Uwe Rheinard are still in talks with a number of clubs regarding the location for the penultimate race with an announcement on the venue expected very shortly.
As in the inaugural EOS, the season finale will again take place in Dortmund, Germany, as part of Europe’s largest consumer hobby show Intermodellbau which in 2012 had an official attendance figure of 88,000 visitors. The date for the fourth round is April 12-14.
Following a successful partnership with dBoots last season the 2012/13 TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby will continue to run dBoots as the controlled tyre for the three classes, 2WD & 4WD Buggy and 4WD Short Course Truck, that will make up the programme at each round.
Registration for the EOS, which also enjoys support from Proline, Vampire Racing, Tonisport and new 2012/13 sponsor Team C, is open for Round 1 and can be made through the MyRCM website – www.myrcm.ch