Die diesjährige EFRA-Europameisterschaft 1/12 fand in der Racing Arena Limburg in Sittard / Niederlande, statt. Leider mit etwas weniger Teilnehmern, wie zu erwarten war. Allerdings war das fahrerische Niveau der Fahrer in den Klassen hoch. Auf dem brandneuen ETS-Teppich entstand ein wirklich technisch anspruchsvolles Streckenlayout. Wie wir schon berichteten siegten Jörn Neumann (Stock), Haroun Schobern (International Race GT) und eben Alexander Hagberg. Er berichtete über das Rennen.
Hier der Bericht über das Rennen von Alexander Hagberg:
XRAY X12 is European Champion again!
The 2020 edition of the EFRA European Championships for 1/12 scale cars was held at the great facilities of Racing Arena Limburg in Sittard, Netherlands. A bit smaller field than usual (perhaps due to the World Championships being so recent) was in attendance. However – the level of drivers was really high, with tough competition in both stock and modified classes! A really technical track layout was built on a brand new ETS carpet.
Practice started early on the Friday, and as the grip was building up, I took the opportunity to test different tires, tire prep and small setup changes to try and dial in my X12 car. Eventually I found myself as top seed after practice, showing good potential of what was to commence ahead.
I had a tough start to qualifying, as a couple of mistakes set me back in Q1. Things worked out a lot better in Q2, as a change in tire prep made my car work better from the start of the run. I was able to TQ all rounds onwards (5 out of 6) to award me the top qualifying spot for the triple A-finals on the Sunday.
In the finals, I was able to convert my top qualifying position into a win, taking tone to tone wins in both A1 and A2! This meant that I had won the European Championship in this class for the 7th consecutive time! I am extremely proud of this achievement, especially because the X12 program is something which sits very close to my heart.
Hupo Hönigl managed to secure a strong 5th overall in both modified and stock classes, further showcasing the potential of the XRAY X12 chassis at this European Championships!
I want to thank Martin Hudy for the development parts that were made in preparation for this race! I also want to thank Max Kuenning, Jason Cheng and Hupo Hönigl for contributing to the development of the X12 platform!
1. Alexander Hagberg – XRAY X12
2. Ollie Payne
3. Jörn Neumann
4. Freddy Südhoff
5. Hupo Hönigl – XRAY X12
1. Jörn Neumann
2. Markus Mobers
3. Mark Stiles
4. Louis Parker
5. Hupo Hönigl – XRAY X12