The EFRA Outdoor European Championships is coming up in Trenčín, Slovakia, at the end of June, and will be covered LIVE here on RC Racing TV; and in the tournament, every driver will be using the LRP VTEC G36 tyre, which has been selected by the organisers to be the official tyre of the event.
The completely redesigned rubber compound delivers improved adhesion and durability, making the LRP VTEC G36 ideal for competitive racing at the highest levels. The pre-glued tyre construction has proven it’s worth on the domestic scene and EFRA have decided to back the tyre for use at the highest level of R/C competition. LRP will also be bringing their VTEC Rain Dunlop D20 Radial just in the case the weather doesn’t cooperate; of course, we hope for everyone’s sake that it does, but the show will go on regardless with LRP’s dry and wet-weather tyres!
For 2016 the EFRA European Championship Calendar has a somewhat condensed look, this is in the main to accommodate the two World Championships happening, unusually in August this year (10th IC Track in Italy from the 8-14th and the Electric Track Worlds in China from the 22nd to the 30th)
Other big news is the incorporation of a 1/10th Electric F1 European Championship to be run in conjunction with the 1/10th TC (Mod and Spec) event – this season at the Hudy arena. Also talking about F1 the Large Scale version returns to a single event after running as a series for the last few years.
The full calendar is (subject to possible slight revision)
EFRA 2016 European Championship Calendar
April 1-3 1/12th Track – Trencin, Slovakia
June 30- July 2 1/10th Electric Track – Trenchin Slovakia
July 5 – 10 1/8th Off Road- Redovan, Spain
July 11-16 1/8th IC Track – Eskistuna – Sweden
July 14-16 1/5th F1 Track – Bologna, Italy
July 18-23 1/5th TC Track – Bologna, Italy
July 25-30 1/10th Electric – Off Road 2wd and 4WD – Valladolid, Spain
July 25-30 LSOR – Neuville de Poitou – France
Sept 9-11 1/8th Electric Off Road – Malaga, Spain
There are also 2 “B” events planned
May 16-22 1/8th Track “B”- Vila Real , Portugal
June 10-12 1/8th Off Road “B” Freixdas
The EFRA AGM took place in Valencia this weekend and we now have the Calendar for the European A and B Championships-
The Calendar looks like this –
27th Feb – 1st March – 1/12th – Hudy Arena, Slovakia
25-30 May – 1/8th Track B – Cassino, Italy
12th -14th June – 1/8th Off Road B – Ware, UK
6th – 11th July 1/8th Off Road A – Sacile – Italy
20th-25th July – Large Scale Touring Car – Sollenau – Austria
27th July – 1st August – Large Scale Off Road – Fehring Austria
3-8th August – 1/10th Off Road 2 and 4WD – Retford –UK
17-22nd August – 1/8th Track A – Ettlingen – Germany
27-29th August – 1/10th Electric TC – Torres Novas, Portugal
31st Aug – 5 Sept – 1/10th IC Track A and B – Izmir Turkey
RC Racing TV will once again be Live Streaming all the A championships as well as the 1/8th IC Off Road B – We’ll publish our broadcasting dates next week!
Bruno Coelho is certainly a name to keep your eye on throughout the coming years. The multi-class Portugese racer topped off a great year of EFRA events by TQ’ing the 2014 Touring Car Euros. He went on to finish second, and the first leg of the final saw him holding off multi time champ Ronald Volker for all but the final lap. We took the chance after the Euros to ask him to “Get Your Top Off” and take a look at his Euros TQ Xray.