EOS to kick off in front of 40,000 show goers

PolandEOS

The third season of the Euro Offroad Series kicks off this weekend (18-20th Oct) in Poland, where Europe’s best offroad racers will do battle in front of a crowd of up to 40,000 show goers. For the second year running, the opening race on the calendar of the four round championship for 1:10 electric offroad will take place in the city of Poznan as part of the ‘HOBBY Model Making and Games Exhibition’. Providing the perfect platform to showcase the sport, the entry for the three day event will be headed by Team Durango’s Joern Neumann.

The back to back EOS Champion of both 2WD and 4WD Buggy, the German will be looking to get his campaign to claim a hat trick of titles off to the perfect start but he faces some tough opposition in the class he has made his own. Top Qualifier at the World Championships in California last month, Neumann has yet to be beaten in 4WD Buggy with a 100% winning record over past two season’s of the Euro Offroad Series. Seeking an 8th consecutive win this weekend, his biggest challenger is set to be Xray’s Martin Bayer. Last July, the Czech driver ended Neumann’s two year reign as European 4WD Champion and on two of the three EOS outings he made last season was a podium finisher.

The 2013/14 season will mark Xray’s first full EOS campaign, their first electric buggy the XB4 having not been on the market 12-months ago. Bayer’s team-mate Renaud Savoya is also set to be in the mix for securing the Slovakian manufacturer’s first win in the series. Making his electric offroad debut last year at the EOS in Austria and also contesting the season finale at Dortmund, the French ace travels to Poland having extensively tested and built up knowledge of the high traction conditions of indoor offroad racing.

Another team to commit to a full EOS campaign this season is Kyosho. The Japanese company will be counting on David Ronnefalk to bring them success. The Swedish ace made a strong impression on his two EOS outings last season, claiming podium finishes in 4WD in Austria and 2WD in Germany. The 17-year-old has since then gone on to claim his first major title becoming the European 1:8 Offroad Champion and last month was a finalist in 2WD at the Electric Buggy World Championships.

Others set to feature in Poland include Neumann’s Durango team-mates Hupo Honigl and Michal Orlowski. Last year Orlowski was on the 2WD podium in Poznan alongside Neumann and TLR’s Dustin Evans and the 12-year-old Polish talent will be hoping to again put in a strong performance in front of the large home crowd attending the Hobby exhibition. Just missing the 2WD podium in Poznan last year finishing fourth, Schumacher’s Tom Cockerill will be looking to go at least one better this year for the British manufacturer. Making his first trip to Poland, back to back German 2WD National Champion Oliver Scholz should show strongly for the factory Team C team together with Dortmund 2WD finalist Tom Maquel.

Attracting backing from offroad racing’s biggest brands, with Horizon Hobby, Pro-Line, Xray, Team Durango, Team Associated and Kyosho all primary sponsors of the upcoming season, the biggest change for season #3 is the new tyre partnership with Pro-Line. Working with the famous American tyre manufacturer, they will use the series to showcase their new line of competition tyres designed specifically for offroad carpet racing with the Pin Point and Wedge tyre, in the all-new Z3 compound, the new controlled tyre for the series.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pro-Line is official tire supplier for 2013-14 EOS season

Pro-Line are the Official Tire Supplier for the EOS

Just a few short weeks ahead of the opening race of the new season in Poznan Poland (October 18th-20th), the organisers of the Euro Offroad Series are excited to announce that for the 2013-14 season Pro-Line will be the Official Tire Supplier, as well as a Primary Sponsor, of the popular indoor electric offroad series. Having recently released a full range of Competition Tires for Indoor Carpet Off-Road, the US company has chosen the EOS to showcase their new line of tires made specifically for this increasingly popular form of racing. The series will be run using Pro-Line’s Pin Point and Wedge tires coupled with their all-new Z3 Compound which will provide excellent traction on the variety of racing surfaces found throughout the course of the series.

EOS Tire Information:
4wd buggy
Rear control tire – Pro-Line Pin Point Z3 Compound (#8228-103)
Front control tire – Pro-Line 4WD Pin Point Z3 Compound (#8229-103)

2wd buggy
Rear control tire – Pro-Line Pin Point Z3 Compound (#8228-103)
Front control tire – Pro-Line Wedge Z3 Compound (#8225-103)
(The 2WD Front tire does not come with an insert and most will run it without an insert. Insert choice is open)

Short Course 2wd & 4wd
Front & Rear control tire – Pro-Line Pin Point SC Z3 Compound (#10100-103)
(Includes Pro-Line Closed Cell inserts)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Video – 4wd buggy A-main Leg 3

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

4WD Podium for Hönigl & Bayer

4wd top 3

With Joern Neumann wrapping up the overall win in 4WD Buggy in the second A-Main, the closing race at the season finale in Dortmund, Germany, was all about deciding who would join the champion on the podium with the steps either side of him going to his team-mate Hupo Honigl and Xray’s Martin Bayer, the same order they would finish in the overall championship standings.  Starting effectively from second on the grid as Neumann sat out the race, Honigl would take the win ahead of the star of 4WD qualifying Michal Orlowski after he got by the 11-year-old on lap 4.  While Bayer would finish fourth behind Associated’s Cavalieri leaving them tied on points, his second place finish ahead of the American in Leg 2 was enough to give the Czech driver the final step on the podium ahead of the World Champion.

4WD Buggy Overall Result
1. Joern Neumann (DE) – Team Durango – 2 pts
2. Hupo Hönigl (AT) – Team Durango – 3
3. Martin Bayer (CZ) – Xray – 6
4. Ryan Cavalieri (US) – Associated – 6
5. Michal Orlowski (PL) – Team Durango – 8
6. Christopher Krapp (DE) – Kyosho – 10
7. David Ronnefalk (SE) – Kyosho – 11
8. Renaud Savoya (FR) – Xray – 11
9. Oliver Speith (DE) – Team Durango – 14
10.Robert Batlle (ES) – Yokomo – 16

4WD Buggy A-Main Leg 3 Result
1.(3) Hupo Hönigl (AT) – Team Durango – 20/5:07.688
2.(2) Michal Orlowski (PL) – Team Durango – 20/5:08.335
3.(5) Ryan Cavalieri (US) – Associated – 20/5:10.442
4.(7) Martin Bayer (CZ) – Xray – 20/5:12.052
5.(6) Christopher Krapp (DE) – Kyosho – 19/5:01.275
6.(9) Renaud Savoya (FR) – Xray – 19/5:05.316
7.(8) Oliver Speith (DE) – Team Durango – 19/5:06.001
8.(4) David Ronnefalk (SE) – Kyosho – 19/5:06.484
9.(10)Robert Batlle (ES) – Yokomo – 17/5:00.886
10.(1)Joern Neumann (DE) – Team Durango – DNS

View the complete results here.

View our event image gallery here.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Video – 4wd buggy A-main Leg 2

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Neumann completes perfect EOS season

Joern Neumann

Back to back Euro Offroad Series Champion Joern Neumann completed the perfect season at the closing race of the second season of the 1:10 Electric Offroad Championship as he maintained his 100% winning record in 4WD Buggy securing his 7th victory with a tone to tone win in Leg 2 of the A-main ahead of Xray’s Martin Bayer and reigning World Champion Ryan Cavalieri.  The second round of 4WD Mains at the Dortmund event also saw the German ace successfully defend his 4WD Short Course Truck title as he took his third win of the season in the class.  Neumann said he was delighted with how the season had gone adding he is already looking forward to next season’s EOS which as one of the first international drivers to sign up for the inaugural series he has seen it gain huge popularity. This weekend’s fourth & final round of the TLR/Spektrum sponsored championship attracting 239 entries.

Bayer

While Neumann checked out from his TQ starting position to win by 5.8 seconds, behind him there would be a good battle between Bayer and EOS debutant Cavalieri.  Starting from 7th on the grid, Bayer, who was impressive in Leg 1, took his LRP powered XB4 up through the field and after a number of laps behind the four time World Champion he found a way through to second with three laps to go.  Holding off the American to take second by 3/10ths the Czech driver said afterwards ‘it was a very long race’ adding ‘it felt like a 30-minute race not 5-minutes’.  Happy with the performance of his buggy and with a second EOS podium finish now within his grasp, he said starting from so far down the grid made it difficult to stay in contact with the leaders as he was losing too much time getting passed the other drivers but he would give it his best shot.

Cavalieri

Cavalieri said his Orion powered B44.2 was ‘a whole lot better’ second time round after he ran thicker sway bars.  Making the buggy more stable he could carry a lot more corner speed and for the final race he hoped to further improve on that by going up one more on the front sway bar.

Hupo Car

Second in the opening Leg, Hupo Honigl had a tough second half to the race with two separate bad laps dropping the Austrian back to 5th with him able to recover one of those positions to finish 4th.  Unfortunately for Durango team-mate Michal Orlowski it was another disappointing race, the 11-year-old would retire from fourth with 5 laps to go.

David Ronnefalk

Second in the opening A-Main, Kyosho’s David Ronnefalk was not able to repeat his ‘safe drive’ pushing ‘a little too hard’ and getting swallowed up by the pack in the opening laps eventually finishing 8th.  Retiring from Leg 1, team-mate Christopher Krapp took his ZX5 to 5th with multiple 1:8 Offroad European Champion Renaud Savoya completing the Top 6.

4WD Buggy A-Main Leg 2 Result
1.(1) Joern Neumann (DE) – Team Durango – 20/5:02.862
2.(7) Martin Bayer (CZ) – Xray – 20/5:08.667
3.(5) Ryan Cavalieri (US) – Associated – 20/5:08.997
4.(3) Hupo Hönigl (AT) – Team Durango – 20/5:10.990
5.(6) Christopher Krapp (DE) – Kyosho – 20/5:13.270
6.(9) Renaud Savoya (FR) – Xray – 19/5:01.302
7.(10)Robert Batlle (ES) – Yokomo – 19/5:04.927
8.(4) David Ronnefalk (SE) – Kyosho – 18/5:05.023
9.(8) Oliver Speith (DE) – Team Durango – 17/5:08.980
10.(2)Michal Orlowski (PL) – Team Durango – 15/3:49.788

View the complete results here.

View our event image gallery here.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Video – 4wd buggy A-main Leg 1

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Neumann wins opening 4WD A-Main

Neumann

Joern Neumann’s domination of the TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series season finale continues in Germany as the Team Durango driver took the win in the opening 4WD Buggy A-Main but it wasn’t the perfect race as a mistake let team-mate Hupo Honigl through to the lead for 2 laps before the Austrian handed it back with a mistake of his own.  In the end Neumann, who is chasing an unbeaten run of seven wins, took the leg by 4.4 seconds from Honigl with Kyosho’s David Ronnefalk seeing off a late challenge from fellow EOS Austria podium finisher Martin Bayer.

Making his mistake three laps into the race, Neumann said he got caught out by the switch from 2WD Buggy, in which he took the overall win earlier in the day, back to his 4WD.  Getting just three warm-up laps to re-adjust from his DEX210 to his DEX410 he said took the landing as he would with his 2WD and it rolled.  Able to steer his 2WD before landing on the flat surface after the jumps he said doing this with his 4WD caused the buggy to grip roll.  Having to get the buggy landed first and then feed in the steering he said once he made the mistake he was able to adapt the right driving style. Setting the fastest lap of the race, a 15.094, which was 4/10ths faster than the next best lap time which was set by Ronnefalk, he said his Speed Passion powered buggy worked perfectly in the race.

Hupo Honigl

Honigl was also happy with his DualSky powered example of the DEX410 and the Austrian was very honest about his mistake saying it was simply down to him ‘focusing on what Joern was doing rather than concentrating on his driving’.  Starting from third on the grid, he was happy to finish second saying even without the mistake he knew he would never be able to hold off his recovering team-mate.  Unfortunately for the team’s 11-year-old star Michal Orlowski an early incident dropped the talented Polish driver to the back of the field from where he would recover to finish 6th.

Kyo Team

Ronnefalk was pleased with third saying he drove a safe opening final.  Happy with how his Orion powered Lazer ZX5 worked over the 5-minute encounter he plans to push a little harder in Leg 2 with an overall podium finish his goal. Claiming his first 2WD EOS podium finish earlier in the day he is confident he can run closer to the front but added challenging Neumann would be a very tall order.  Unfortunately the race didn’t go well for team-mate Christopher Krapp.  A false start to the race saw his ZX5 get collected by the Durango of Oliver Speith resulting in a broken rear arm.  With the start delayed to allow the runner up in 2WD Buggy fix his buggy, the German would retire while running fifth with a broken front diff which he said may have been caused by the earlier heavy impact the buggy got.

Martin Bayer

Lining up 7th on the grid and dropping back to ninth at the start, Team Xray’s Bayer put in a very strong race to finish a competitive 4th ahead of team-mate Renaud Savoya who started the race from 9th. Savoya’s 1:8 Offroad rival Robert Batlle managed to work his way through from 10th on the grid to run 3rd but it was shorted lived, the Yokomo driver tumbling back down the order to finish 9th and the last buggy running.

4WD Buggy A-Main Leg 1 Result
1.(1) Joern Neumann (DE) – Team Durango – 20/5:05.609
2.(3) Hupo Hönigl (AT) – Team Durango – 20/5:10.039
3.(4) David Ronnefalk (SE) – Kyosho – 20/5:11.402
4.(7) Martin Bayer (CZ) – Xray – 20/5:12.022
5.(9) Renaud Savoya (FR) – Xray – 19/5:02.026
6.(2) Michal Orlowski (PL) – Team Durango – 19/5:02.224
7.(8) Oliver Speith (DE) – Team Durango – 19/5:04.950
8.(5) Ryan Cavalieri (US) – Associated – 19/5:08.317
9.(10)Robert Batlle (ES) – Yokomo – 19/5:11.115
10.(6)Christopher Krapp (DE) – Kyosho – 12/3:10.509

View the complete results here.

View our event image gallery here.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

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2013/14 Final Championship Standings

4wd Buggy Class
1. Neumann Jörn - 467pts
2. Bayer Martin - 462pts
3. Matsukura Naoto - 458pts
4. Martin Lee - 452pts
4. Hönigl Hupo - 452pts
6. Savoya Reno - 447pts
7. Orlowski Michal - 442pts
7. Ronnefalk David - 442pts
9. Völker Ronald - 434pts
10.Levin Oskar - 430pts


2wd Buggy Class
1. Matsukura Naoto - 464pts
2. Neumann Jörn - 461pts
3. Hönigl Hupo - 459pts
4. Bayer Martin - 451pts
4. Cockerill Tom - 451pts
6. Martin Lee - 450pts
7. Ronnefalk David - 447pts
8. Pinisch Peter - 435pts
9. Levanen Juho - 431pts
10.Orlowski Michal - 428pts


4wd SC Truck Class
1. Neumann Jörn - 468pts
2. Hönigl Hupo - 459pts
3. Novotny Kaja - 457pts
4. Højfeldt Torben - 453pts
5. Malyshko Dmitry - 452pts


2wd SC Truck Class
1. Højfeldt Torben - 465pts
2. Morgenstern Mirko - 458pts
2. Bujara Tom - 458pts
4. Billino Björn - 452pts
5. Malyshko Dmitry - 448pts

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