Published on Friday, 05 October 2012 10:21
Written by BSI Editor
LRP wins German 1/8 Electric Buggy Championship!
Daniel Reckward takes the German 1/8 Electric Buggy title with LRP iX8 speedo and LRP Dynamic 8 motor. Another 3 of the top 10 drivers rely on the LRP 1/8 brushless package making it a perfect weekend for LRP.
The first ever German 1/8 Electric Buggy Championship was held at the MRC Senden in Southern Germany. It was classified as an open competition with many drivers also from Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein attending. A total of 87 drivers headed by German top driver Jörn Neumann and many spectators turned this premiere into a great event.
The LRP team was present with Daniel Reckward, Stefan Scheuenpflug, Stefan Byesse, Maik Wiesweg and Alex Hardt. LRP product manager Andy Krämer supported the drivers throughout the whole weekend.
On Friday free practice was on schedule. Weather and track conditions were perfect. But heavy rain on Saturday made any racing impossible. Therefore, the officials decided to only run two short rounds of qualification and postpone these to Sunday.
Weather on Sunday was fine again and also the track was in best conditions for the qualification. It was Daniel Reckward who drove the best time with his “Blue is Better” powered Mugen car. None of the other drivers was able to keep it up with the tremendous power of the LRP iX8 speed control, LRP Dynamic 8 motor and LRP 6900 LiPo Competition Car Line battery. In the semi finals, Jörn Neumann was the fastest driver. Daniel finished close behind him and started from the second position into the 15 minutes final.
The final proved to be an extreme challenge for all cars. 15 minutes of intensive racing were very demanding for the high-performing brushless drive sets and brought some batteries to their capacity limits.
Daniel Reckward was totally unimpressed by these considerations. The LRP iX8 & Dynamic 8 brushless drive set powered by the LRP 6900 LiPo Competition Car Line battery performed with perfect consistency over the whole final.
Starting from the 2nd position, Daniel faced one extremely good buggy driver ahead of himself: Jörn Neumann. Daniel was able to close in on Jörn lap by lap, raising steadily the pressure on the leader. Until minute 8, Jörn withstood this pressure. Then, he made a mistake giving Daniel the possibility to overtake him. Carsten Keller and Patrik Hofer also passed Jörn who had to settle with the 4th position. Once in the lead, Daniel Reckward continued to show a concentrated and consistent driving. Consequently, the second half of the race was quite unspectacular. In the end, Daniel won and took the German 1/8 Electric Buggy title in style.
Daniel Reckward’s settings:
LRP iX8 speed control – 4-1-3-0
LRP Dynamic8 motor – 2200kV with a gear ratio of 11.96
LRP Pulsar Touch – 12A charge current, 4.2V cut-off per cell
The first-class result for LRP was completed by the outstanding performance of the other LRP team drivers in the final. Alex Hardt finished on 6th, Stefan Scheuenpflug close behind on 7th and Maik Wiesing on 10th. LRP’s 1/8 brushless system combined with the LRP 6900 LiPo Competiton Car Line battery was the most successful and most used power package at the German 1/8 Electric Buggy Championship.