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October 21, 2017

Coelho wins EOS season opener as Xray fill 2WD podium in Poland

Bruno Coelho will leave Poland as a somewhat surprise leader of the Euro Offroad Series 2WD standings after taking the overall win at the Season #7 opener. With 2WD Buggy far from being RC racing’s versatile super star’s favourite category, the Xray driver took victory in A3 to wrap up his third consecutive overall 2WD win of the championship.  Also Top Qualifier in Warsaw, the reigning 4WD champion has registered the maximum points possible. Behind, Martin Bayer and first time EOS visitor Ty Tessmann would make it an all Xray podium denying Michal Orlowski a repeat of his home double victory he took last season.  With the Schumacher driver finishing 4th, his title predecessor Lee Martin would finish 5th with the result highlighting the progress Xray have made with their 2WD.

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October 21, 2017

Bayer wins exciting A2 from Tessmann

While A1 didn’t provide much entertainment with Bruno Coelho taking an easy win from pole position, the second encounter at Euro Offroad Series would be a much more heated affair with Martin Bayer come out the victor ahead of EOS debutant Ty Tessmann.  While Coelho looked to wrap up a third straight overall EOS victory having opened a gap over his rivals once again, the Xray driver would get things wrong at the double in front of the drivers stand with some questionable marshalling seeing him rejoining in the middle of the 2nd place battle between Bayer, Michal Orlowski and Tessmann.  That battle was reduced to three when Orlowski crashed on landing at the same double Coelho lost his lead, a further mistake then putting Coelho out of the picture.  Showing some restraint, while Tessmann had the quicker car but he couldn’t find a way passed Bayer despite getting alongside him on occasions.  Going an extra lap over the rest of the field, in the end Bayer would take the win by 2/10ths with Coelho third and Orlowski fourth, over 1.5-seconds further back.

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October 21, 2017

Coelho wins A1 with faultless drive

Bruno Coelho has won the opening A-Main at the season opener of the Euro Offroad Series in Warsaw, Poland.  Having secured the TQ yesterday, the Xray driver drove a faultless race to win easily ahead of reigning champion Michal Orlowski.  Starting from third on the grid, Orlowski would have a great first lap getting by Martin Bayer to put Coelho in his sights.  While he would close down the 4WD Champion, having just set the fastest lap of the race he would make a mistake next time round and with just three laps to go Coelho could back off his pace and cruise to the win.  Behind the two title favourites, Team Associated’s Joona Haatanen came through from fifth on the grid to complete the Top 3 benefiting from mistakes by Bayer who would finish 4th and Martin who dropped back to 6th by the finish.

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October 20, 2017

Coelho Top Qualifier at EOS Poland heading Xray 1-2

Bruno Coelho has racked up the first championship point of Season #7 of the Euro Offroad Series by taking the overall TQ at the season opener in Warsaw, Poland.  Having TQ’d Q2 & 3, the Xray driver went into the fourth & final qualifier with only home star Michal Orlowski able to deny him pole for tomorrow’s finals but last year’s double winner couldn’t rise to the challenge with his run, having too many mistakes.  Coelho looked on target for a third TQ of the day but late in the run had a mistake that allowed team-mate Martin Bayer to go to the top and TQ to compound Orlowski bad run as he demoted the reigning champion to third on the grid.  Having been closest to the Xrays in the previous two qualifiers Lee Martin wouldn’t have a good finish to the day with Q4 proving his worst run and so the Yokomo driver lines up fourth.  Completing the top half of the A-Main grid Joona Haatanen will start ahead of HB Racing’s David Ronnefalk while a P5 in the final round to go with his P3 from Q1 ensures EOS debutant Ty Tessmann lines up on the A-Main grid tomorrow carrying the number 7.

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October 20, 2017

JConcepts B6 Roller Coaster chassis brace

JConcepts now offers a new 3-D-printed chassis brace for the Team Associated B6 chassis, called the roller coaster brace. Available directly through Shapeways, the uniquely shaped and designed brace offers flexibility fore and aft as well as side to side. The part fits directly into the B6 vehicle with laydown style transmission and installs using the standard hardware.

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October 20, 2017

Coelho from Bayer in Q2 & 3

Having but in a below par performance that was full of errors in the opening qualifier at EOS Poland, Bruno Coelho made amends leading an Xray 1-2 in the second and third rounds.  Fastest in practice but only managing a P12 in Q1, Coelho drove much cleaner in Q2 topping his team-mate Martin Bayer by 1.6-seconds.  Further improving his driving for the penultimate qualifier he took that one by over 5-seconds with the final qualifier in Warsaw set to decide whether he or Q1 pace setter Michal Orlowski will claim the first championship point of Season #7 of the Euro Offroad Series for securing the overall 2WD TQ.  Behind the Xrays, it was Lee Martin who gave best chase, the Yokomo driver completing the Top 3 ahead of David Ronnefalk in Q2 and Orlowski Q3.

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October 20, 2017

Orlowski takes opening qualifier in Warsaw

While he didn’t fair well in the times in practice, ending up only 9th quickest, Michal Orlowski hit the top in the first qualifier of Season #7 of the Euro Offroad Series posting a TQ run in Q1 of 2WD in Warsaw.  Double winner of last year’s Polish EOS encounter, the Schumacher driver topped the first of the four qualifiers from Joona Haatanen after recovering from a crash with Hupo Honigl with 2-minutes remaining.  Behind the two teenagers, Ty Tessmann continued his strong EOS debut with a P3 run ahead of Lee Martin, Martin Bayer and Neil Cragg.  Having topped practice Bruno Coelho would set the early pace as he lead away the field but then had a number of mistakes that would slightly delay both Tessmann and Bayer.

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October 20, 2017

Coelho tops practice at EOS season opener

Bruno Coelho has set the pace in practice at the season opening round of the Euro Offroad Series in Warsaw, Poland. The Xray driver was fastest over the two seeding rounds setting the fastest 3-consecutive laps ahead of team-mate Martin Bayer. Breaking up the Xrays, Yokomo’s Lee Martin set the third fastest time ahead of EOS debutant Ty Tessmann, the Canadian getting his weekend off to a solid start given his lack of carpet track experience. Neil Cragg would take his Team Associated to the fifth fastest time ahead of David Ronnefalk, the reigning 1:8 World Champion returning to the championship after a two year absence. Home favourite and double winner in Warsaw last year, Michal Orlowski would mange only the 9th fastest time.

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