EFRA 2014 Revisited – 2WD Large Scale Off Road Championships from Austria

Just a 30KM trip down the road from Kirchburg we arrive at Fehring, one of the most popular Euros venues having hosted 4 “A” events in the last 4 years. The Austrian track was a huge challenge for the big buggies with it’s 8th Rallycross sized jumps, multi surfaces and even a bridge. Two events took place simultaneously this is the first of them the 2WD Championship – and with reigning champion Valentin Peuziat starting 5th needing to chase down red-hot favourite Alexander Schmitt we were guaranteed a classic – or during the 30 minute final would someone else come to the fore?

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EFRA 2014 Revisited – 1/8th IC Track Championships from Austria

Next stop on the EFRA Euros tour was Austria, and a return to Kirchberg (after last years 1/10th IC track Finals) for the “F1 of RC” the 1/8th IC Track Championships.
Oddly despite a move 1500KM South from last years venue in Halifax UK the weather wasn’t much better, and with an ominous forecast most of the finals were held on the Friday. However the sun actually shone on Saturday and produced a great 45 minutes of finals racing which you can see all of here as well as all the post race reaction from the drivers.

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EFRA 2014 Revisited – 4WD 1/10th Off Road Championships in Sweden.

Back in Sweden it was now time for the 2nd of the 1/10th Off road Electric events the 4WD championships. Last season had thrown up an unexpected winner in the shape of Martin Bayer (Who was also the defending champion at the Large Scale Touring Car events – but as both finals were within 1 hour of each other and 3000KM apart it would be a tad hard to defend both!) – Qualifying looked familiar though with Lee Martin and Jorn Neumann on the “front row”.

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EFRA 2014 Revisited – Large Scale Touring Car Championships in Portugal

At the same time as half our team were in Sweden, Mat Frank and I took the trip to Vila Real (2nd time for Frank and I after the 1/8th Champs a couple of seasons ago) to see the behemoths of RC the Large Scale Touring Cars. All the big names in big cars were there but the champion was unexpected; to find out who, well watch the video!

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EFRA 2014 – Revisited – 2WD 1/10th Off Road Championships in Sweden

So after a short break (and 3 “B” Euros) the team travelled across the bridge from Denmark to Sweden to the 1/10th Off Road Championships. 2WD was up first at the unique indoor dirt track, set up in an Ice Hockey arena. Jorn Neuman and his Durango were the defending champions – could they retain the title?

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Euros 2014 – Revisited – 1/12th Track Championships in Italy!

The Season Kicked off in March (actually the finals were on my Birthday) in Scandiano Italy, where we crowned 2 new European champions in the Stock class (video below) and the Mod class (video above). Great action and a great event put on by the guys from RC Landia and La Gang – and I came 24th in stock!

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EFRA 2014 – It’s a Wrap!

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Last weekend saw the end of the EFRA European Championships for 2014 and what a season it’s been, and one where you saw almost every competitive minute, Live here on RC Racing TV

A few Stats for you (we all love a good statistic)

We broadcast Live in HD from 9 events in 9 different locations in 6 countries

We streamed an amazing 214 Hours of RC action (that’s almost 9 complete days!)

Our longest broadcast was 10 hours 47 minutes.

Our most popular broadcast saw over 9000 unique people view an average of 41 minutes over it’s first 24 hours (live and “as live” for people in different time zones)

Throughout all our broadcasts the average viewing time per user was an unbelievable 35 minutes!

More than 2000 new people joined the RC Racing TV facebook group – bringing the membership up to over 4500.

None of this would have been possible without the support of EFRA who had the vision to promote RC Racing to the world a few years ago and have encouraged and grown with us as our broadcasts have moved from simple Video reportage to full HD Live stream powered by Satellite internet.

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But the really important thing is that you could all see 12 new European champions crowned (well 11 as Jorn won twice!)

Over the next few days we’ll be publishing all the Finals highlights videos of all the European championships, most for the first time, so you can enjoy once again a season of exceptional action in all it’s glory.

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Team Durango – 2014 EFRA Junior Champions.

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Team Durango got in touch to tell us the Michal Orlowski has retained his EFRA European Junior title – but as I’m sure you all watched our live coverage over the weekend you already know that! Also you’ll know that Michal celebrated his birthday whilst at the event, and our commentator Oli went to the bowling party and apparently got several strikes (not sure about that to be honest)

Anyway Durango say – “Team Durango Polish racing star, Michal Orlowski, has returned from the 2014 EFRA European Touring Car Championship with an overall Junior Championship title for the DETC410. Michal was very happy to take this second EFRA Junior title, having secured the first Junior Championship medal for the DETC410 in 2013. With his overall finishing position at the 2014 European Touring Car Championships being 16th, against a star-studded line-up of the fastest senior talent that Europe has to offer, we are very excited to see how Michal further develops the DETC410′s winning ways over the coming months. We send our sincere congratulations and thanks to Michal and his father Matthew.”

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Marek Cerny Wins Spec TC Euros … And Gets His Top Off!

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Czech driver Marek Cerny has taken the 2014 EFRA Electric Touring Car ‘Spec’ European title in Alcobendas today.  With the Spec class being run alongside Modified, in order to help make the two events viable and encourage more collaboration between the different levels of driver, a number of big names in the world of Stock class Touring Car racing were present.  Domination from Team Xray as they locked out the podium by the end of the event, with number of their drivers in contention for the title!

Keep reading for the news, and to see underneath Marek’s bodyshell!

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Ronald Volker Defends Euro Title

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Ronald Volker has successfully defended his EFRA European Championship title today in Alcobendas, Spain, as he took the win in the first two A Finals to wrap up his sixth crown with one round of the A Final still to run. But, it certainly wasn’t as easy as it may sound!

Keep reading for the full story!

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