Euro 2wd podium

This week, the 2WD part of the the 2016 EFRA European Electric Off-road Championships was held in Valladolid, Spain. From the get go Jorn Neumann had his Serpent Spyder SRX2 Mid Hybrid ( low-medium-traction) prototype dialed in and he managed to TQ’ing three qualifying rounds, but only 2 rounds to counted, so he was on par with Neil Cragg. Cragg had one faster heat, 1/10 of a second faster therefore he took the overall TQ in front of Neumann and Michal Orlowski.

“Soooo pleased to have finally won another European title, it’s been a little to long for my liking! Thanks to all the support I receive on Facebook and through txt’s, it’s genuinely overwhelming. Thanks to all my sponsors who make this possible. A huge thanks to Craig Craig Drescher for still being my RC hero after 18 years together as team mates. Thanks to my wife Kloe for all the love and support. Most of all though thanks to my dad for putting up with all my shit and making so many sacrifices for this sport which we love doing together. ‪#‎WeAreAE‬ ‪#‎TeamAssociated‬ ‪#‎LRP‬ ‪#‎Proline‬ ‪#‎Reedypowered‬ ‪#‎KoPropo‬ ‪#‎CML‬ ‪#‎TKRGraphics‬ ‪#‎BandicootBodies‬” – Neil Cragg

In the first A-main, after chasing Neil throughout the final Jörn had to settle for 2nd place ahead Orlowski in 3rd. In the 2nd A final leg Neumann took the win ahead Orlowski while Neil crossed the line in 5th position due to huge traction rolling problems. Everything going to be played in the last final where Cragg won a hard-fought victory. Tenth of a second behind Orlowski took the 2nd position while Neumann finished only in fourth. With two wins, Neil Cragg would take the 2016 2WD title from Neumann in second and Orlowski in third.

2WD final results:

  1. Neil Cragg – Team Associated
  2. Jörn Neumann – Serpent
  3. Michal Orlowski – Schumacher
  4. Lee Martin – Yokomo
  5. Carlos Pineda Vidal – Team Associated
  6. Daniel Kobbevik – Yokomo
  7. Peter Pinisch – Schumacher
  8. Joona Haatanen – Team Associated
  9. Hupo Hönigl – Xray
  10. Tom Cockerill – Yokomo

Photo & report:  Serpent and Facebook