Austria to host Euro Offroad Series Round 3
With the second season of the ‘TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby’ set to get underway this weekend (26-28 Oct) in Poznan, Poland, the series’ organisers are delighted to announce that the 3rd & penultimate round will take place in Austria. Expanding from three to four events for the 2012/13 season, the EOS’ first ever visit to Austria will take place in the centre of the country in the city of Leoben from March 8-10. As with the Polish and two German events on the schedule, the race will also take place indoors ensuring racers are guaranteed three days of racing irrespective of the weather.
One of three new venues, this weekend’s opening round takes place at the ‘HOBBY Model Making and Games Exhibition’ which is expected to attract up to 30,000 visitors. Poznan successfully hosted the fourth round of last season’s Euro Touring Series as part of one of the country’s largest motor shows and having impressed with their level of organisation they are now aiming to make the same impression on the world of offroad racing. The EOS will be the first major international 1:10 electric offroad event hosted in the country.
Heading the entry will be defending Champion Joern Nuemann, the Team Durango driver having claimed three of the four titles during the inaugural season. One driver who took the challenge to the German in 2WD Buggy was top American racer Dustin Evans. Having never raced on anything other than dirt before last season’s EOS, the Team Losi Racing driver adapted quickly to the carpet surface but this time round with experience of European style tracks he should be a serious contender for the 2012/13 title. Set to make his EOS debut this weekend, TLR’s Matt Castellano will also make the trip over from the United States.
Other top entries expected to be involved in the battle for victory at Round 1 are TLR’s new 1:8 Offroad European Champion Darren Bloomfield, Team Durango’s Hupo Honigl, factory Schumacher driver Tom Cockerill and top Swedish racers Oskar Levin & Otto Ausfelt. Like last season the weekend’s programme will be made up of four classes, 2WD & 4WD Buggy and 2WD & 4WD Short Course Truck, with all cars running dBoots tyres who continue as the official controlled tyre supplier for the EOS.
2012/13 EOS Race Schedule
Round 1 – Poznan, Poland (October 26-28)
Round 2 – Langenfeld, Germany (January 4-6)
Round 3 – Leoben, Austria (March 8-10)
Round 4 – Dortmund, Germany (April 12-14)