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.
05 June 2014 05:26 by Phil
Mario Rossi together with REDS Racing Spanish distributor Daniel Vega will be attending the 2014 EURO B Championship in Madrid, Spain to provide technical support to all REDS Racing drivers attending the event. If you happen to race a REDS engine do track them down and have a chat!
18 May 2014 16:39 by Phil
Defending European Champion David Ronnefalk completed a TQ and win at the Euro warm up in Sand, Germany after a star-studded final witnessed a three-way fight for the lead for much of the race between poleman Reno Savoya and a rejuvenated Darren Bloomfield, it wasn’t until the latter stages of the final where Ronnefalk was able to pass Savoya for the lead on lap 48, Robert Batlle ran in 4th for most of the event until the final couple of laps where he was able to get past Bloomfield and claim 2nd. After his unfortunate exit during the Neo14 final it was another heartbreaker for Savoya as he ended up retiring with only two minutes remaining.
18 May 2014 11:14 by KevinR
David Ronnefalk has TQ’d the EFRA Grand Prix (Euro Warm Up) which is currently under-way in Germany at the MSC Sand track. Darren Bloomfield sits in second place with Elliott Boots rounding off the top three.
23 April 2014 17:44 by KevinR
The warm up for the European B Championships will be held at the CARTT track (Madrid) across the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of May. The two day event is open to all drivers with an entry fee of 35€ in place. The deadline for registration and payment is the 31st of April with additional details available here.