Unter der Haube: Jörn Neumann
Chassis: Team Durango DEX410 V4
Battery: Thunder Power
Tyres: JConcepts Barcodes (Control)
Radio & Servos:Futaba 4PKS-R / Futaba
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Under the Fetish mask: Lee Martin
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Battery: Protek 5500mah 100c
Tyres: JConcepts (Control)
Figure: Yokomo Mighty Duty (Released soon)
Notes: Lightweight chassis set, LMR Avior wing, steering brace, Ti Screw, Carbon Centre plate
Jorn Neumann takes home 4WD, Dual European Champ
Lee wins A3, crowd cheer on Joona
A nice final which witnessed Lee Martin claim a relatively effortless win despite a few wiggles here and there, providing him a solid 2nd overall, Jorn having sat out A3 having taken the victory in A1. With the Finnish crowd blasting at utter volume for their man Joona, he duly delivered as he made his way from 5th on the grid and claimed a strong 2nd infront of Hupo in 3rd.
Superb sportsmanship from the drivers as they waited on David Ronnefalk to fix his violated Kyosho, a front right hub going, he embarked in P11 and made his way into Four/5th but would end up 6th overall.
Sad end to Robert Batlle who fought valiantly with Joona only to be marshalled badly and receive a three sec penalty, no fault of his own and a damp end to what has been a excellent euros for the Spaniard.
A3 Final result:
Neumann claims A2: Wins 4WD Euros
A2, the potential decider and another tone to flag victory for the fresh Dual European Champ, lap one witnessed Finnish crowd-favourite Joona Haatanen hop into four th after the triple but Jorn had already opened a puny one sec gap to the pursuing Lee Martin.
Ronnefalk soon had four th back with Neumann’s lead at only 0.7 sec, he landed with a tank slapper which permitted Lee Martin to close right up to him, for a bit it looked like Lee might have the edge on Jorn however the German ace put the power down and gapped him, a puny overjump on the triple didn’t help the cause as the freight training Hupo, Ronnefalk and Joona caught up ever so leisurely.
A lap later and fortunate fortunate boy as Jorn landed his Durango DEX four hundred ten on the pipe and had a Champion’s role, landing chassis down, losing precious little time, however it was enough to unsettle Lee Martin who singled the dual also Hupo whose different line sent him into the pipe which permitted Ronnefalk to sneak past into three rd .
A lap later and Ronnefalk crashed off the very first dual permitting both Hupo and Joona through and it would go from bad to worse as yet another crash on the following lap at the same place spotted Batlle stir past.
Out front with 2mins to go, Jorn’s lead was 1.Five sec, attempting in vain to reel him in with all the Yokomo’s tempo, Lee would case the top of the very first dual pulling down about a 2nd as Hupo’s Team C buggy went flying into the two nd double’s pipe permitting Joona into three rd and Robert Batlle into four th .
A minute and a half left and Batlle was all over the backdoor of Joona and the pressure paid off as the Flying Finn landed on the top of the hop was up on two wheels but saved it amazingly that did let Batlle through as Joona was coerced to dust himself down again.
Outfront Jorn’s lead was extended and it looked beyond any doubt that he would walk off the drivers stand as 4WD European Champ. However the activity was the fight for three rd as Joona had cruised up to Batlle’s rear, a long landing off the triple for Robert witnessed Joona pick his moment and claim a brilliant three rd .