Age: 30
Birth date: 26th February
Hometown: Vienna / Austria
Mechanic: Gerd Strenge
Nickname: Hupo
Hobbies: RC, Party, Table Soccer
Chassis: Team Durango
Engine / Motor: LRP
Fuel: LRP
Electrics: LRP
ESC/Batteries: LRP
Sponsors: Team Durango, LRP, HOECO, Proline, Protoform, Futaba, Muchmore, H-SPEED, ACER Racing, RC

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I started with a Tamiya Monster Beetle then a Tamiya Avante 2001 in the garden behind the house with a HUGE and old stick radio for planes; finally found a track and won my first ever race with a Kyosho Lazer ZX-R. Got my first real sponsor, beside the company of my dad (Hoeco) in 1997 – GM Racing (thanks Gunther!!!). Raced pretty much only in Austria until 1999 where the Euros were held in Traiskirchen where I finished 2nd. After this I was sponsored by LRP (until now) and Team Losi (thank you Gil). Won my first Euros in Trelleborg/Schweden in 2000. 2006 the second (both 2wd). Switched to Tamiya in 2007 where I won my 3rd Euros – this time 4wd. 3 more followed until now in 2wd and 1/12th scale. Hopefully more to come 🙂

Favourite track: Competition Hobbies Tuscon Arizona

Favourite Event: IIC Las Vegas

Best RC moment: Winning my first Euros 2000

Goals: Winning more euros

Best RC buddies: There are too many

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Career Highlights: – 5x European Champion (2wd, 4wd, 1/12th) – 3rd place World Championchip 1/12 – 1st place IIC Las Vegas, Cleveland and Snowbirds – German National Champion 1/8th – about 20 times Austrian National Champion – 2-times A-Main 1/8th Euros (6th & 11th) – multiple podiums at Euros

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