Modelix Racing is proud to be able to celebrate another European title one more year and demonstrate that the Modelix founded brands Ultimate, Procircuit and Nitrolux have lived up to expectations once again. Modelix should like publicly to congratulate Juan Carlos Canas and his team for this European title. They have demonstrated that with effort, humility, good attitude, good team and good products, the results eventually arrive. We are very proud to have such a young talented drivers like Juan Carlos in our team. Hope this is just the beginning of a successful career together with the Modelix team.
Xray have announced that they will be providing technical and set-up help at the 2016 European Championship B 1/8 nitro off-road 10th till 12th of June 2016 in Freixedas, Portugal. Team factory XRAY driver Yannick Aigoin will be there to provide technical & set-up help to all XRAY drivers. The service is provided by XRAY distributor NN Modelismo. If you need any help do not hesitate and to contact anyone from the XRAY team or just stop by for a chat. Do not forget to collect the XRAY promo package.
HOT RACE Tyres distributor RadioControl is pleased to annouce HOT RACE Team Support @ EFRA EURO B 1/8 Buggy, Freixedas – Portugal. The local support on track will be assured by the Rc Shop L10 Extreme Modelismo from Mr. João Pina that will represent RadioControl and Hot Race. You can pre-order your tyres and collect them at the race track or just buy locally. Full stock will be available for you.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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…?
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.