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Lee Martin and Hupo Honigl completed the podium in 4WD Buggy at the finale of the Euro Offroad Series in Germany, the same order the drivers would finish in the overall standings of the TLR/Spektrum sponsored championship.* With Neumann sitting out the third & final leg of the A-Main having completed a clean sweep of overall wins in the class by dominating the earlier legs, it was Martin who took the early lead of the closing 5-minute encounter ahead of Honigl but swapping the lead twice in the end it was the latter who took the win.

Afterward Honigl said the win was a nice way to end what had been a tough event.* After messing up his final qualifier yesterday that cost him a potential 2nd on the grid behind his Durango team-mate, the multiple former European champion said he got hit so many times in the opening two legs he couldn’t keep count.* Admitting he would never have been able to challenge Neumann for the win, had he started second he believes he would have been better poised to hold on to his second spot in the championship standings.

Summing up the weekend as frustrating in which he failed to deliver the challenge expected for the 2WD Buggy title, Tamiya Racing Factory’s star offroad driver Martin said his TRF511X ran out of tyres in the closing race.* Holding on to finish second ahead of Schumacher’s Tom Cockerill, who posted the fastest lap of the leg, the British driver said on carpet it was always going to be a tall order to beat Neumann’s 4WD Durango and so to finish second was the best he could have expected.* With two dirt events planned for the extended four round second season of the EOS, the British Champion said next year will be a more level playing field.

The inaugural TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby has enjoyed a very successfully first season and with the final race attracting over 180 entries who got to race in front of tens of thousands of visitors to Europe’s largest hobby show.* Created by Scotty Ernst & Uwe Rheinard with the enthusiastic backing of Team Losi Racing, Spektrum, Horizon Hobby, dBoots and associated sponsors Pro-Line and Vampire Racing, the future of the burgeoning race series looks very bright.* Already the date for the start of the second season of EOS has been set with the Polish Hobby Exhibition in Poznan the venue for Round 1 over the weekend of October 26-28.

4WD Buggy Overall Result
1. Joern Neumann (DE) – Durango – 2pts
2. Lee Martin (GB) – Tamiya – 5
3. Hupo Honigl (AT) – Durango – 7
4. Mike Truhe (US) – TLR – 7
5. Marc Rheinard (DE) – Tamiya – 7
6. Yannic Prumper (DE) – Yokomo – 8
7. Tom Cockerill (GB) – Schumacher – 10
8. Darren Bloomfield (GB) – TLR – 10
9. Christopher Krapp (DE) – Kyosho – 10
10.Brent Thielke (US) – Associated – 16

4WD Buggy Leg 3 Result
1.(4) Hupo Honigl (AT) – Durango – 16/5:18.645
2.(3) Lee Martin (GB) – Tamiya – 16/5:20.407
3.(8) Tom Cockerill (GB) – Schumacher – 15/5:01.277
4.(7) Marc Rheinard (DE) – Tamiya – 15/5:02.383
5.(10)Christopher Krapp (DE) – Kyosho – 15/5:07.828
6.(5) Darren Bloomfield (GB) – TLR – 15/5:12.505
7.(2) Yannic Prumper (DE) – Yokomo – 15/5:14.684
8.(6) Mike Truhe (US) – TLR – 16/5:17.445
9.(9) Brent Thielke (US) – Associated – 14/5:02.824
10.(1)Joern Neumann (DE) – Durango – DNS

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