EOS Season #5 to open at Nürburgring 1000KM

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On the back of its double champion Lee Martin regaining his 2WD European Championship title and its very own Michal Orlowski claiming his first European Championship title with victory in 4WD, the organisers of the Euro Offroad Series are delighted to announce the date for the opening round of what will mark Season #5 of the popular 1:10 indoor offroad championship. An earlier start than had been tradition in previous seasons, the Round 1 date of September 19-21 is due to the EOS being invited to race at the world famous Nürburgring in Germany on the same weekend as the Nürburgring 1000KM, a round of the full size sportscar Blancpain Endurance Series. The EOS, which will again run over 4 rounds, is also pleased to announce that race winning manufacturers Xray, Schumacher & Yokomo together with front runners Serpent have already committed as primary sponsors of the upcoming season. Full details of the 2015/16 EOS schedule will be announced shortly.

Entry for round 1 is now open on MyRCM here.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Video – 4wd A-main Leg 3

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Martin does EOS title double

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Lee Martin has achieved the Euro Offroad Series title double, fourth place in the season finale at the Hudy Racing Arena enough for the Yokomo driver to clinch the 4WD title from previous undefeated 3-time champion Joern Neumann.  Having won the 2WD driver title at the previous round in Austria, Martin becomes only the second driver to clinch both titles with Neumann having achieved the feat in the first two seasons of the indoor 1:10 Offroad Championship.  While all the attention was on the title, the fourth & final round of Season #4 would go to Xray’s Martin Bayer, last year’s title runner up claiming his first win of the season ahead of Top Qualifier Naoto Matsukura and Saturday’s 2WD winner Michal Orlowski.

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Missing a round of his 1:8 Offroad National Championship to attend the EOS Finale, Martin said ‘we came to race for the title and we achieved are goal’.  He continued, ‘we didn’t have the pace to win but we got the vital fourth place so everything worked out’.  With the title still open going into the third & final A-Main in Slovakia, the former European Champion would get caught up in an error by Matsukura that dropped him to 5th but said he knew even if Neumann could get up to third, leaving them with the same counting results, it was going to be impossible for him to take the tie break due to slow A2 race time.  He also said he knew if Bayer & Matsukura got out front they wouldn’t be caught adding ‘Michal did a good job staying in front of him (Neumann)’ in third.  Pleased to be the first driver to beat Neumann to the 4WD title he said it was ‘not a bad second season with Yokomo or first season one with Muchmore’.

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‘More was not possible’, that was how Neumann summed up his title defeat.  Making the switch from Durango, a team with which he has enjoyed all his EOS success, half way through the series he said changing to a new team was always going to add to the challenge of retaining a fourth title.  Still the championship’s most successful driver in terms of titles and race wins, he said ‘hopefully we can develop our cars and come back stronger next year and take the double’.

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Delighted to give Xray a home win again, having won both 2WD & 4WD at the Hudy Racing Arena last season, Bayer said going into A3 he had nothing to lose.  With a 2nd and win the Czech driver said he was already guaranteed 2nd so he went for an aggressive start.  Quickly getting passed second place starter Martin, Bayer immediately was able to run with Matsukura. Just trying to ‘keep the pressure on and see what happens’, the Czech ace got his mistake after just a minute when the Kyosho driver traction rolled.  In front and an attempt by Matsukura to come back at him leading to another mistake, Bayer said he just drove the rest of the race trying to keep his XB4 on four wheels.  Securing third overall in the 2014/15 Championship, Bayer’s third ever EOS win marks the first international offroad win for his electrics sponsor ORCA.

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Having looked like a win on his Kyosho debut outing in the EOS was going to be just a formality following his convincing qualifying performance and A1 win, Matsukura said he simply got caught out by traction roll.  Setting the fastest lap of the race as he tried to get back passed Bayer he said a second mistake made that impossible.  Commenting that Bayer’s buggy looked more easy to drive the 21-year-old declared he would be back next season to finish the job.

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‘Surprised’, that was Orlowski’s reaction to his podium finish.  Equalling his best previous 4WD result, 3rd in Wels last season, and giving Schumacher their first 4WD podium, the 13-year-old said he got lucky in the finals while others crashed up front but he was happy to take the result.  Claiming his first overall EOS win 24-hours earlier, he said ‘overall it was a super weekend’ but going forward ‘we need to work on our 4WD (car) for high traction’.  In the overall standings Orlowski ends the season fourth.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chassis Focus – Michal Orlowski

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Chassis: Schumacher CAT K1 Aero
Motor: Speed Passion 5.5
ESC: LRP
Batteries: LRP 4700mAh
Radio/Servo: Sanwa

Remarks: Schumacher’s Polish star Michal Orlowski, winner of the 2WD encounter at the EOS season finale, would also claim a podium in the 4WD class with an interesting version of the CAT K1 Aero. Equipped with a forward motor conversion  they buggy also features a prototype aluminum chassis for the high bite conditions. He was also using a front adjustable brake kit that allows for a fine tuning brake bias setup.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Video – 4wd A-main Leg 2

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Bayer wins A2 as Matsukura breaks

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Martin Bayer was gifted a win in the second A-Main at the EOS finale after Top Qualifier and A1 dominator Naoto Matsukura broke.  On his first full lap of the Hudy Racing Arena track, the Kyosho driver landed on the piping after the double double breaking a rear arm and allowing Bayer to take up a lead he would control to the finish.  Behind him Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski would back up his third in A1 with a second putting the 2WD winner in strong contention for podium finish.  In the championship battle, Lee Martin finished the second encounter 3rd in front of defending champion Joern Neumann, the German having led his British rival for a lap, meaning it is still advantage to the Yokomo driver.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Video – 4wd A-main Leg 1

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Matsukura wins A1, Martin heads title fight

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Naoto Matsukura took an easy win in the opening A-Main at the Euro Offroad Series season #4 finale. Starting from the TQ positon, the Kyosho driver finished almost 7-seconds clear of second placed Martin Bayer with Michal Orlowski completing the Top 3. While up front the race was rather processional, further back all the attention focused on the title battle between Lee Martin and Joern Neumann, the pair clashing early on.  In the end it was Martin who would be the top finisher in 4th with Neumann finishing 6th behind Martin’s new Yokomo team-mate Marc Rheinard.  Commenting on his race Matsukura had little to say other than he ‘drove safe’ and he needs to ‘do same again once more’ to get the overall win he predicted when he topped seeding practice.

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Getting by Martin’s number no.2 starting Yokomo on the second time through the table top with a ‘high risk’ move, Bayer said even at that stage Matsukura was already too far ahead.  Able to match the Japanese driver’s pace he said not matter how hard he tried he couldn’t close the gap and in the end he settled for second.  Declaring he needs to get by Martin quicker, he will also make a tweak to the set-up on his XB4 to try make it ‘a little faster’.

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Asked about his race, Martin said ‘(the) car is still not good but Joern took me out’.  He continued ‘luckily it played out for me later in the race but why not wait and give back the position instead of coming up afterwards and saying your sorry’.  Commenting on his P4 he said a Top 3 would have been better as 4th is a result his rival could quite easily achieve in the remaining two legs.

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Making no comment about his early contact with Martin, Neumann said his Serpent was difficult to drive and that was why he crashed while leading his title rival later in the race.  The German said having to run a really low ride height on his buggy to stop it traction rolling this makes its a bad on landings but its the best compromise.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

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2014/15 Final Championship Standings

4wd Buggy Class
1. Martin Lee - 460pts
2. Neumann Jörn - 459pts
3. Bayer Martin - 459pts
4. Orlowski Michal - 449pts
5. Wollanka Martin - 449pts
6. Hofer Patrick - 445pts
7. Hönigl Hupo - 441pts
8. Adachi Shin - 435pts
9. Nicolaisen Joakim - 432pts
10.Haatanen Joona - 427pts


2wd Buggy Class
1. Martin Lee - 465pts
2. Orlowski Michal - 456pts
3. Neumann Jörn - 456pts
4. Bayer Martin - 451pts
5. Moss Simon - 443pts
6. Hönigl Hupo - 437pts
7. Wollanka Martin - 436pts
8. Nicolaisen Joakim - 435pts
9. Adachi Shin - 432pts
10.Haatanen Joona - 426pts


4wd SC Truck Class
1. Neumann Jörn - 468pts
2. Zambrzycki Bartlomiej - 461pts
3. Fedorenko Vladimir - 455pts
4. Chub Dmytro - 454pts
5. Eriksen Per - 453pts

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