Chassis Focus – Lee Martin


Chassis: Yokomo YZ-4
Motor: Muchmore Fleta 5.0 T
ESC: Muchmore
Batteries: Protek RC 4250mah
Radio/Servo: Sanwa/Xpert
Remarks – Top Yokomo factory driver Lee Martin is running the latest version of the Japanese company’s 4WD buggy that sports some option parts such as Yatabe shock springs, a titanium screw set and the same yet-to-be-named LMR prototype wing the British ace used to win the 2WD encounter. With the car’s layout offering different battery position possibilities, this time the LiPo is mounted longitudinally on the right side.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015 - add a comment

Q3 Update – Martin fastest


In the third round of 4WD Qualifying at EOS Round 2 it was reigning champion Lee Martin who topped the times, the Yokomo driver knocking 2-seconds off the pace of the opening two qualifiers at the Hudy Arena.  Behind him, 1.6-seconds adrift, was Martin Wollanka, the Xray driver benefiting from a mistake by his team-mate & Q2 pace setter Bruno Coelho.  Pushing Martin for the first minute and a half, Coelho would crash at the table top losing 4-seconds as his XB4 was marshalled.  The World Champion would pull back over half of the lost time setting a new fastest lap of 23.143 on his way to third for the round. 3.4-seconds further back last season’s race winner Martin Bayer would equal his Q2 result with another P4 followed by Serpent’s Joern Neumann and young Japanese Yokomo protege Kaito Kodera who completed the Top 6.


The only girl among the 91 strong international 4WD field, rising 10-year-old talent Malin Karlsen put in great Q3 performance.  The Norwegian factory Xray driver, who is running in the second fastest heat after being 17th fastest in controlled practice, would post the 10th fastest time behind European Champion Michal Orlowski and touring car ace Marc Rheinard.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015 - add a comment

Coehlo takes Q2 at EOS


World Champion Bruno Coelho has TQ’d the second round of qualifying at the Euro Offroad Series in Slovakia.  Racing at the home of his Xray team, the Portuguese driver headed a 1-2 for the XB4 at the Hudy Arena with Martin Wollanka 2/10ths off his pace.  Having TQ’d last night’s opening 4WD qualifier after wrapping up his second 2WD win of the season, Lee Martin was third fastest ahead of the events winner for the last two season’s Martin Bayer.


‘Was good, I was driving safely’ was how Coelho summed up his performance.  Second fastest in Q1, he said after making ‘a lot of mistakes’ that lost him ‘a total of 8-seconds’ that result was lucky as others made mistakes too.  Aiming to start the day with a clean run he would have just one mistake after his car ‘jumped strange’ and flipped on the landing.  Dropping him off the TQ pace he said he had to ‘push a little harder to get back the TQ again’.  Posting the fastest lap of the round he is planning to leave his LRP powered XB4 the same for Q3, the 22-year-old added  ‘the car is pretty good so there is nothing to change’.


Team-mate Wollanka said he was nervous for the first part of the run but settled down and in the end it was a good run.  Fitting a slipper to his car, the Austrian said it helped with the braking but in other area it was not as good as a normal spur gear.  Also changing front caster blocks, he plans to try the slipper again in Q3 before switching back for the final qualifier to give him a back to back comparison.


Martin was not impressed by his own driving this morning saying things ‘didn’t really click’.  In an early mistake he would jump long on the track’s deceiving double that has caught out every driver, leading to a crash that cost 3-seconds.  Despite ‘not pushing’ after this he said he would still end up missing lines through the corners.  Also making a shock change to his Muchmore powered YZ4, he said its was ‘not as good as expected’ and they will change it again for Q3.  Team-mate Marc Rheinard would complete the Top 6 with his YZ4.  The Tamiya Touring Car ace said it was ‘just a steady run but I had one crash’ and when asked about Q1 he replied ‘it wasn’t my day yesterday’.  Qualifying 3rd for the 2WD A-Main he would finish 5th and in Q1 of 4WD he was only 12th fastest.


Chasing a third consecutive EOS 4WD win at the Hudy Arena this weekend, Bayer described his second qualifier as ‘not too bad’.  Only P11 in Q1 something he put down to the ‘driver (being) still in 2WD mode’, the World Championship finalist said he tried to be safe this morning but also reported an issue with power.  With a lack for feeling from the throttle which he changed over the run he said he needs to check it over for his next run.  Behind the 3 time EOS race winner was his younger brother Ales.  Having retired from Q1 with power issues, he said a change of speedo settings had rectified the problem and happy with his XB4 he will just fit new tyres for Q3.


Fourth in Q1, former champion Joern Neumann would take his Serpent SRX4 to P7 just ahead of young Team Associated talent Joona Haatanen.  The German said the run was ‘OK, (but had) a few bobbles’ but he was happy with the fact he improved his best lap time by 1/10.  Happy also to have reached his goal of making the A-Main, 4th and 7th expected to be enough, he said he needs to make the buggy a little easier to drive and he will lower the ride height for the next one.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015 - add a comment

Martin TQs opening 4WD qualifier


Hot on the heels of winning 2WD at EOS Slovakia, Lee Martin has opened up the 4WD part of the event perfectly by topping the opening qualifier.  Normally starting on Sunday morning, due to the large entry at the Hudy Arena event the first of the four rounds of 4WD qualifying was moved to Saturday night with Martin fastest by 3.4-seconds from World Champion Bruno Coelho who would post the fastest lap.  Coelho’s Xray team-mate Martin Wollanka completed the Top 3 followed by multiple EOS Champion Joern Neumann who was the only other driver to do a 13-lap run.  Commenting on his TQ run, the Yokomo driver who topped yesterday’s practice said, ‘It took a while to get used to the car with it feeling twitchy after running 2WD all day’.  Expecting drivers to make mistakes as they got back into the rhythm of switching back to 4WD he said his aim for Q1 was to just run 5-minutes with ‘no stupid mistakes an get used to it again’.  Running much later than they had in practice he said his shock oil was a little too hard for the cooler night time conditions of the hall but added the car has good pace and everything is looking good for tomorrow.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015 - add a comment

Video – 2wd A-main Leg 3

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Saturday, November 21, 2015 - add a comment

Martin extends EOS lead with Slovakian win


Lee Martin has extended his points lead in the Euro Offroad Series, the reigning champion making it two from two with victory in Round 2 at the Hudy Arena in Slovakia.  Top Qualifier for the 2WD A-Main, the bonus point making it the perfect result, the Yokomo driver would have to wait until the third A-Main to deliver his 7th EOS race win.  Having won A1, a mistake in A2 would see Michal Orlowski take it from Bruno Coelho putting all three in contention for the overall win as they lined up for A3 which would deliver an entertaining conclusion.  Getting passed by Orlowski, Martin would get back to the front to win the encounter ahead of Martin Bayer giving the overall win ahead of Orlowski with Coelho completing the podium at the Xray owned track.


‘For once I got lucky’ was Martin reaction to A3.  Leading early on the British ace would run wide on lap 5 at the very same double which caught him out in A2.  Allowing Orlowski to get down his inside to take the lead on the next lap the incident was reversed only this time the pair made contact as Orlowski tried to close the door.  Commenting on both incidents Martin said, ‘I went a touch wide but decided not to close back in and Michal got by.  On the next lap it was the other way round but he steered into me trying to close the door.  I tried to brake but couldn’t prevent the contact.’ Able to continue without much delay he said ‘After that I got lucky’ referring to Coelho’s mistake which dropped both his challengers down the field.  Summing up his second EOS win with the YZ-2, he said ‘the car was good and fast’ and having expected Xray to be crazy fast at their home track I couldn’t have asked for more really, adding the win puts them ‘in good stead to win the championship again’.  Having not touched a car for over a month he said he performed ‘better than expected’ continuing he was feeling rejuvenated following the time off.


‘We showed the car is one of the best on this surface so I am very happy’ was how Orlowski summed second place adding the result means he can fight for the championship title having finished second also at the season opener.  Asked about A3 he said the clash with Martin was ‘my fault’.  ‘I went wide and tried to come back from that causing the crash with Lee. It was my fault’. After that he said he ‘pushed very hard’ to close back up but running right behind Coelho he had no time to move right and avoid the Xray when it caught the inside corner of the tabletop and his challenge for the win was ‘finito’.


Breaking a front arm on his XB2 in the warm-up, Coelho said the start of the race was ‘super stress’ following his error.  Thanking his rivals for waiting while a new arm was fitted, he said his car was ‘super good’ and after Orlowski’s mistake he was following Martin but four laps later then just went too tight up into the table top causing the pile up that turn the order around.  Ending up 5th as result, he said he was still pleased to secure his first 2WD podium.



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Saturday, November 21, 2015 - add a comment

Video – 2wd A-main Leg 2

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Saturday, November 21, 2015 - add a comment

Orlowski wins A2 at EOS Slovakia


Michal Orlowski has won the second A-Main at EOS Slovakia, the Schumacher driver taking a convincing win over Bruno Coelho and A1 winner Lee Martin. Winner of the Hudy Arena event last season, Orlowski would take the lead after Top Qualifier Martin made a mistake on his third lap at the same spot as the Schumacher driver did in the opening final. The Yokomo driver’s short coming over the double would also disrupt Coelho’s race as his Xray would tag the reigning champions out of shape buggy. Able to build on the break given to him by the incident, Orlowski would win by over 3-seconds as Coelho managed to hold off the recovering Martin setting the stage for a 3-way shot out for the overall win of Round 2 of the championship.


‘Finally a mistake free race’ was Orlowski’s reaction to his clean race.  The Pole said even though Martin’s mistake gave him a break by delaying Coelho, it wasn’t until he had stretched the gap over the Portuguese driver to over 2-seconds did he slow down and drive a controlled race.  Looking to A3, he said his strategy for the deciding final would be the same as A2 – maintain his fast pace and wait for Martin to make the mistakes.


Again benefiting from the number 3 starting Yokomo of Marc Rheinard over-jumping the double on the opening lap, Coelho said he was running right with Orlowski until he got caught up with Martin’s car.  Admitting he was lucky to not have needed to be marshalled, he was pleased with the fact he himself made no mistakes. With second place putting the Nurburgring Top Qualifier in the hunt for his first EOS win he said ‘for sure I will try to win’.


‘An inch too short and it kicked the rear end up’ was Martin’s explanation of his mistake. Having ran a faultless A1, he said after that he couldn’t get by Coelho.  Seeing Michal was getting away he made a big push but ended up making another mistake.  Winner of the season opener in Germany, he said ‘I’ve got the pace, I just made that one mistake’.


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Saturday, November 21, 2015 - add a comment

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2015/16 Championship Standings after Rd2

4wd Buggy Class
1. Martin Lee - 308pts
2. Coelho Bruno - 308pts
3. Wollanka Martin - 306pts
4. Ronnefalk David - 300pts
5. Bayer Ales - 297pts
6. Neumann Jörn - 297pts
7. Rheinard Marc - 296pts
8. Orlowski Michal - 292pts
9. Gosvig Mike - 285pts
10.Risser Nico - 284pts

2wd Buggy Class
1. Martin Lee - 311pts
2. Orlowski Michal - 306pts
3. Coelho Bruno - 302pts
4. Wollanka Martin - 301pts
5. Rheinard Marc - 301pts
6. Bayer Martin - 298pts
7. Neumann Jörn - 295pts
8. Haatanen Joona - 294pts
9. Nicolaisen Joakim - 289pts
10.Risser Nico - 279pts

Modified Truck Class
1. Neumann Jörn - 312pts
2. Zambrzycki Bartlomiej - 303pts
3. Kobbevik Daniel - 300pts
4. Ernst Scotty - 291pts
5. Eriksen Per - 289pts

Stock Truck Class (After 1 round)
1. Bujara Tom - 156pts
2. Kobbevik Magne - 153pts
3. Pfeiffer Christopher - 152pts
4. Ernst Scotty - 151pts
5. Beck Eberhard - 150pts

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