Published on Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:05
Written by Jörn Neumann
1/8 Electric European Championships
The first ever Efra 1/8 Electric Buggy European Championships where held last weekend in Fehring, Austria. On Friday it was 5 Rounds of practice. The track got really rough and had high grip on some sections, which made a tricky to find a good setup with my Serpent Cobra B-e 2.1
It got better and better during the day and laptimes improved. Tire selection was between Pro-Line Lockdown or Suburbs both in X2 compound. My Team Orion R8.1 and 1900Kv motor had more than enough power to handle the extreme conditions. Qualifying started on Saturday with 4 Rounds, best 2 counted. I was able to qualify 5th overall and Hupo 8th.
The used a mix from Nitro and Electric for the finals. First a semi final (a,b,c), where the best 4 drivers bumped up into the triple A-Main finals. We had both good runs and qualified 2nd and 11th for the main. A1 was going good and I finished a solid 2nd place. A2 was another good race in 2nd/3rd place until 2 laps before the end, when another driver tried a move, but crashed into me. Which left me only finish 4th, as he didn’t waited. A3 David, Robert and me still had the chance to take the overall championship. My start was pretty good, stayed in 2nd, but some mistakes from us costs us all chances and Robert could take the win.
Overall I finished 3rd and another podium this year. Hupo came home in 8th overall.