January 6, 2013

Matsukura wins Leg 2

The winner of 4WD Buggy at the second round of the TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series will be decided in the the final race of the weekend after Team Yokomo’s Naoto Matsukura took the win in Leg 2 of the A-Main ahead of Top Qualifier & Leg 1 victor Jörn Neumann.  The Japanese driver, who is chasing a double win on his EOS debut having won the 2WD Buggy title earlier, took control of the race at the start of the 2nd lap when defending champion Neumann got out of shape at the double just after the loop.  Dropping down the field, the German recovered to finish second, a massive 10-seconds behind Matsukura while TLR’s Darren Bloomfield held off an entertaining challenge from fellow country Lee Martin to complete the Top 3.  Equal on points going into the deciding leg with a win & a second a piece a win would secure the overall victory in Langenfeld for either driver, with anything less allowing Neumann to maintain his undefeated run as his Leg 1 race time is the faster of the two.

4WD Buggy A-Main Leg 2 Result
1.(2) Naoto Matsukura (JP) – Yokomo – 15/5:02.821
2.(1) Jörn Neumann (DE) – Durango – 15/5:12.570
3.(7) Darren Bloomfield (GB) – TLR – 15/5:13.201
4.(5) Lee Martin (GB) – Tamiya – 14/5:13.657
5.(4) Hupo Honigl (AT) – Durango – 15/5:20.792
6.(8) Michal Orlowski (PL) – Durango – 14/5:00.956
7.(3) Dustin Evans (US) – TLR – 14/5:03.147
8.(6) Martin Bayer (CZ) – Xray – 14/5:03.971
9.(9) Tom Cockerill (GB) – Schumacher – 14/5:18.414
10.(10)Oliver Speith (DE) – Durango – 13/4:58.849

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