Neumann back in business in Short Course

Having had their domination of 4WD Short Course ended at the opening race of the 2012/13 season in Poland by Team Losi Racing’s Dustin Evans, Durango’s Joern Neumann retook control of the truck class in Langenfeld wrapping up the overall win early thanks to wins in Leg 1 & 2 of the finals.  Having set the pace in 3 of 4 qualifiers on Saturday, the Top Qualifier took his DESC410 to a tone to tone wins allowing him to sit out Leg 3.

Having failed to make the start of the opening A-Main after suffering a broken servo saver during his warm-up laps, Evans headed a Losi 1-2-3 in the third encounter finishing 5-seconds in front of team-mate Oskar Levin and Bjorn Prumper. The result gave Evans second overall with Levin securing the final step on the podium on what was his EOS Short Course debut.

4WD Short Course Overall Result
1.(1) Joern Neumann (DE) – Durango – 2 pts
2.(2) Dustin Evans (US) – Losi – 4
3.(5) Oskar Levin (SE) – Losi – 4
4.(3) Hupo Honigl (AT) – Durango – 6
5.(4) Bjorn Prumper (DE) – Losi – 6
6.(7) Torben Højfeldt (DK) – Durango – 10
7.(6) Kaja Novotny (CZ) – Durango – 11
8.(10)David Bender (DE) – Losi – 13
9.(9) Gerd Strenge (DE) – Durango – 13
10.(8)Nicolas Evens (BE) – Losi – 15

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Chassis Focus – Martin Bayer

Chassis Name – Xray XB4
Motor – LRP
ESC – LRP
Tires – dBoots (handout)
Radio/Servos – KO/Savox
Remarks – Martin Bayer is giving the Xray XB4 its international race debut here in Langenfeld and with limited track time compared to the others, only racing the 4wd class, he put the car immediately in the A-main. Martin is running the standard kit car but has set it up very stiff to cope with the high speed high traction conditions.

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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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Chassis Focus – Tom Cockerill

Chassis Name – Schumacher K1
Motor – Speed Passion Competition 3.0
ESC – Speed Passion Reventon Pro
Tires – dBoots (handout)
Radio/Servos – KO/GM
Remarks – Tom Cockerill is running the recently released Schumacker K1, in its first major international outing. Sporting a more conventional design compared with the Cats SX3 it appears to be working very well with Tom qualifying for the A-main here in Germany.

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Neumann wins opening 4WD encounter

Joern Neumann has won the first leg of the 4WD Buggy A-Main at the Euro Offrad Series in Langenfeld, the expected challenge from Naoto Matsukura failing to materialise after a mistake by the 2WD Buggy class winner gave the Team Durango the break he needed to take control of the race.  In the end the German took the win by a comfortable margin ahead of the Yokomo driver with his own team-mate Hupo Honigl completing the Top 3.

Neumann, who has yet to be beaten in the EOS in 4WD Buggy, said in the end the race was easy but prior to Matsukura’s mistake the 6-time Japanese National champion had him under pressure so he is taking nothing for granted going into the second leg.

Having just scrapped into the A-Main, Schumacher’s Tom Cockerill driving the British company’s new Cat K1 put in a very strong race coming from ninth on the grid through to finish 4th.  Responsible for designing the buggy, Cockerill said it has been working well all weekend but this was the first time he managed to run 5-minutes without any major mistakes.

4WD Buggy A-Main Leg 1 Result
1.(1) Jörn Neumann (DE) – Durango – 16/5:20.673
2.(2) Naoto Matsukura (JP) – Yokomo – 15/5:07.159
3.(4) Hupo Honigl (AT) – Durango – 15/5:10.457
4.(9) Tom Cockerill (GB) – Schumacher – 15/5:13.330
5.(3) Dustin Evans (US) – TLR – 15/5:16.236
6.(6) Martin Bayer (CZ) – Xray – 15/5:17.328
7.(7) Darren Bloomfield (GB) – TLR – 15/5:28.373
8.(5) Lee Martin (GB) – Tamiya – 14/5:04.172
9.(10)Oliver Speith (DE) – Durango – 4/1:32.097
10.(8)Michal Orlowski (PL) – Durango – 0:00.000

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Video 2wd & 2wd SC A-main Leg 3

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2013/14 Championship Standings after Rd3

4wd Buggy Class
1. Neumann Jörn - 312pts
2. Bayer Martin - 309pts
3. Matsukura Naoto - 304pts
4. Martin Lee - 303pts
5. Hönigl Hupo - 302pts
6. Savoya Reno - 300pts
6. Ronnefalk David - 300pts
8. Batlle Robert - 291pts
9. Orlowski Michal - 290pts
10.Bayer Ales - 288pts


2wd Buggy Class
1. Matsukura Naoto - 310pts
2. Hönigl Hupo - 307pts
3. Neumann Jörn - 306pts
4. Bayer Martin - 302pts
4. Cockerill Tom - 302pts
6. Ronnefalk David - 301pts
7. Martin Lee - 299pts
8. Pinisch Peter - 289pts
9. Prümper Yannic - 288pts
10.Gröschel Benni - 287pts


4wd SC Truck Class
1. Neumann Jörn - 312pts
2. Hönigl Hupo - 306pts
3. Novotny Kaja - 304pts
4. Højfeldt Torben - 303pts
5. Malyshko Dmitry - 302pts


2wd SC Truck Class
1. Højfeldt Torben - 312pts
2. Morgenstern Mirko - 308pts
3. Bujara Tom - 306pts
4. Billino Björn - 301pts
5. Malyshko Dmitry - 298pts

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