05 November 2015 13:22 by Phil
EFRA held their AGM (Annual General Meeting), where they sit down, have a little chat, discuss rules, state of the hobby/sport and drink copious amounts of tea and coffee. The final race calendar for 2016 has been set as well as locations for Euros races for 2017: European ‘A’ Champs will be in Eskiltuna, Sweden at their brand new facility, the Euro ‘B’ will be in Reding, France whilst the 1/8 Electric Euros will be in Croatia at Velika Gorica and over 40s to Castelnuovo Calcea in Italy.
See 1/8 Offroad section minutes | General minutes | Full EFRA Calendar
2016 EFRA 1/8 Offroad Calendar:
April 16/17 Grand Prix – Portugal Freixedas
May 6/8 Euro warm up – Spain Redovan
June 10/12 Euro ‘B’ Championships – Portugal Freixedas
July 5/10 Euro ‘A’ Championship – Spain Redovan
September 9/11 1/8 Electric Euros – Spain Malaga
September 23/25 Over 40 Euros – Croatia Velika Gorica
October 2/9 IFMAR 1/8 Buggy Worlds – USA Las Vegas
2016 tba GP Sweden Eskilstuna
10 August 2015 17:12 by Mike
See: Robin Hood Raceway
After an exciting first two A-Finals for the 2015 4wd Buggy European Championship, it all boiled down to the third and final title-deciding race, with Jorn Neumann, Michal Orlowski and Neil Cragg all very much in contention for the Championship. In the opening laps Orlowski built a gap to Cragg in second, but Cragg slowly reeled Orlowski in, the two were in convoy for nearly all the race, with little difference in their pace. Into the final minute, Cragg rolls at the end of the main straight, he was very quickly marshalled, but his challenge is over and Neumann moves into second. At the front, Orlowski had comfortable gap with just one lap to go. The young Polish star kept his cool, and brought his Schumacher home to take the win, and with it the 4wd European Championship! Taking second spot on the podium is Jörn Neumann, third Neil Cragg.
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11 June 2015 21:19 by Mike
The Euro B Championships are getting set to begin at Herts Nitro Model Club in the UK. In addition to a long list of European talent, Racing Experience will be track side offering support for all Picco users! Stop by and say hello, ask questions, and get the inside scoop on the latest from Picco!
08 June 2015 09:54 by Phil
The final bits of preparation are underway for this weekend’s Euro-B Championships which will be hosted in the UK by Herts Nitro Model Club. The club committee, club members and Westmill Farm crew have spent the last 5 weeks working away ensuring a top notch facility awaits all the racers whether local or foreign (we do expect a mammoth Brit entry in the region of 60 drivers…).
NeoBuggy will be on hand covering the event from Friday to Sunday.
10 May 2015 17:41 by Phil
Elliott Boots reignited his campaign for that elusive first European Championship win, taking the victory this weekend at the warm up event at the Ongaroring in Sacile Italy, the British Kyosho man’s a very impressive 2 laps, from the resurgent Yannick Aigoin – leading home a trio of XRAYs – it seems Yannick is another one 2015’s ‘comeback kids’, Miguel Matias claiming third a few seconds behind.
TQ man Davide Ongaro could only manage 5th, whilst JQ Racing’s Jeremy Kortz overcame a sluggish qualifying to make it to the main, a cameo appearance in 9th, Robert Batlle & Marco Baruffolo retiring early due to problems. Batlle saying, “Bad luck yesterday in the main of euro warmup! After a difficult start losing half a lap, I could bump up to the first spot when in a pit stop the fuel gun throw out too much fuel so we flamed out, I bumped up to the second spot again until 3 minutes to go when the battery decided to stop and we had to retire”
Also it seems for the HB/HPI team of Ronnefalk, Savoya & Leino – not one driver making the main, Savoya explaining a flame out during refuelling cost him his semi bump, likewise for Ronnefalk… EFRA, perhaps time for a Last Chance Qualifier…?
10 May 2015 10:37 by Phil
It shouldn’t come as a complete surprise that Italian starlet Davide Ongaro TQ’d the Euro warm up, given it’s held on his uncle’s backyard track in Sacile, Italy. Nonetheless, the sparsely attended warm up boasts some impressive talent, with 2014 Worlds finalist Alex Zanchettin claiming 2nd infront of defending European Champion David Ronnefalk 3rd. It was Ronnefalk who TQ’d the opening round followed by Zanchettin taking Q2 whilst Davide Ongaro left it till Sunday morning to claim Q3 & Q4 setting up an Italian 1,2 in quali.
Euro Warm up Photo Gallery
05 May 2015 15:08 by Mike
The Euro B Warm-Up race was held this past weekend at HNMC in the UK. The weather provided excellent conditions on Saturday’s qualifying, however, Sunday was plagued with rain. Hard work and a revised schedule from the club and BRCA officials allowed the race to carry on. After some exciting Semi-Final racing action, it would be Joao Carlos who would start on pole for the final. Behind him was a pack of hungry racers, all chasing the win. UK’s Simon Reeves took over the lead at the 10-minute mark, and never looked back. Reeves crossed the line first for an impressive win ahead of Oli Currie and Jon Hazlewood.
Click the following links for full event results:
24 March 2015 14:49 by Mike
01 November 2014 17:00 by Phil
From our hidden mics and insiders at the EFRA AGM taking place this weekend in Valencia, Spain we have some of the dates to look out for 2015 and beyond.
EFRA GP, Noeux les Mines, France – 2nd weekend in April
International Race, Ware, UK – 1-3 May
International Race, Sacile, Italy – 8-10 May
Euro ‘B’, Ware, UK – 12-14 June
Euro ‘A’, Sacile, Italy – 6-11 July
1/8 Electric Euros, Fehring, Austria – 1-2 August
40 Euros, Noeux les Mines, France – 2nd weekend Sept
Euro A hosts: Redovan, Alicante, Spain
Euro B hosts: Freixedas, Portugal
1/8 EL Hosts: Zagreb, Croatia
09 June 2014 09:39 by KevinR
Javi Pombo claimed this past weekend’s European B Championships which took place in Madrid. The Spanish / Portuguese dominated final saw Jose Priego cross the line in second with Jaume Figuls rounding off the top three. Full results can be found below.