February 11, 2012

Durango duo stay in control of qualifying

Team Durango’s Joern Neumann and Hupo Honigl remain in control of qualifying for the opening round of the inaugural TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series with the duo sharing the honour of topping the time sheets for all of the buggy qualifiers.  After 3 of the five rounds of heats, of which two will count towards tomorrow’s grid positions, Neumann has two TQ runs in both 2WD & 4WD Buggy while Honigl has a maximum score in each along with a hat trick of fastest runs in 4WD Short Course.

Holding the fastest lap for both buggy classes, Neumann is clearly the man to beat here in Hrotovice but the German has made some big driver errors which have benefited Honigl who took Q2 in 4WD and Q3 in 2WD.

Behind the Durango squad it is Miguel Matias who is best of the rest with the Team Losi Racing driver holding 3rd in the qualification rankings for both classes. Better known for his 1:8 Offroad achievements, the Portuguese driver who has only recently made a return to electric offroad after a 10 year absence has just recorded his best round of 2WD taking his TLR22 to the second fastest time just short of a 14 lap run.  Overall Q3 marked an improvement from the TLR squad with American ace Mike Truhe clocking his fastest run improving his previous best time by over 5.5 seconds.

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