News reaching us from EFRA Central sees a date change for the 2014 1/10th Electric Touring Car European Championships to be held in Spain, the event will now be run 3 weeks later than originally planned from the 21st to 24th of August!
RC Racing TV will, of course be live streaming the whole event, as we all all the EFRA European Championships starting with the 1/12th Track event from Italy from the 21st to 23rd March!
Below are the dates and venues for the 8 “A” EFRA European Championships to be held in 2014.
The Great news is that we at RC Racing TV will be Live Streaming all of them right to your Computer, Tablet, Phone, TV or whatever device you want to view our multi camera Live action on!
And of course it will all be free to view!
Lots more details over the coming months but here are the dates for your diary!
21-23 March:- 12th Track Mod and Stock – Scandiano – Italy
14-19 July:- 1/10th Off Road 2WD and 4WD- Trelleborg – Sweden
14-19 July:- Large Scale Touring Car – Villa Real – Portugal
21-26 July:- 1/8th IC Track – Kirchberg – Austria
26 July-2 Aug:- Large Scale Off Road – Fehring – Austria
31 July-3 Aug:- 1/10th Electric Touring Car Mod and Stock – Madrid -Spain
4-9 Aug:- 1/8th IC Buggy – Sand – Germany
11-16 Aug:- 1/10th IC Track – Autlet – Spain
When I caught up with Martin he was relishing the chance to develop set ups and work on the Mi5 with his team mates as often he says he’s alone at races, so having a full compliment of Schumacher factory drivers at the Euros in Portugal was a bonus not just for this event but for overall development of the car. ‘We also have a lot of fun’ he says as Chris Grainger shoots us a cheeky grin from across the pit table. When I ask if there is any inter-team rivalry Martin shrugs and says ‘you know how it is when England and Germany come together…’
Well without doubt the most fun team to spent time with at the event in Portugal was Schumacher, and when the B final came along we realised what Martin meant!
NEWSFLASH: You could win the Mi5!! Only around 24 hours left to enter! Just Click HERE!
Winner will be announced just before the main 1/10th IC TC Euros final on Saturday… Check back here to watch
*Don’t worry Martin we’re not giving away your actual car, the winner will get a brand new car shipped to them direct from Schumacher!
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For many years when the RCTV crew showed up at an ISTC event we would expect Marc Rheinard to win, but in the last few seasons Ronald has taken that superior throne of inevitable event winner… I ask Ronald why and he puts it down to the retirement of RC legend Masami Hirosaka, ‘Since moving to Yokomo in 2009 I have had better support, Masami had retired and I was given the chance to take their number one spot for touring car, since then I’ve worked with mechanic Yukijiro Umino on all big international races’ However Umino had remained in Japan on this occasion for a Japanese national and evidently as Ronald went on to win, it didn’t hurt the drivers performance too much, ‘I think need to race sometimes without him, it’s good to have the support but also it’s good to be on my own sometimes so I can learn and have the chance to win on my own.
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Christopher Krapp has driven Kyosho for seven years now and is very happy and says he enjoys a great relationship with the Japanese brand. He struggled with set up at the Euros in Portugal but he says running on asphalt is not a problem for the car, he does admit though, when wrestling with a bad setup it can be quite tough being alone and not having other drivers or mechanic to test and adjust with.
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All the action from all 3 “A” finals plus interviews and news in glorious HD!!!
Ronald Volker claimed his 3rd outdoor European Title with a text book performance in Portugal.
Starting from Pole the German won the first two legs to claim the 2013 EFRA title to join the 2007 and 2010 trophies already on his mantelpiece.
Providing his closest challenge, as he had done for the entire event was Sweden’s Alexander Hagberg who followed Volker home in both the first two legs, however these were not dull finals as at no point was Volker more than a second ahead and for most of Leg 2 the Yokomo and the Xray were separated by centimetres.
As promised here is your opportunity to take home a brand new competition touring car kit from Schumacher!
Find out more about the fantastic kit HERE
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Full Live Coverage of All the Finals including the 3 Legged A Final to decide the 2013 EFRA European Champion!
Whilst the official Durango photographer took 2 whole photos of the as yet still under wraps DETC410 (from the agreed safe distance) I caught up with Elliott for the first time since I regrettably heckled him one drunken evening in Holland for not making the A Final earlier that day in the IFMAR ISTC worlds…
M: Elliott, have you fallen out with your body painter?
Elliott: Yeah that didn’t go well, painting isn’t my strong point, I didn’t have a lot of time to paint them, but there will be some proper painted shells soon
M: Durango is one of the really popular RC brands, they’ve captured a lot of racers hearts in a relatively short space of time, what is it like to be running a new car that so many people are dying to see and get their hands on?
Elliott: It’s really great, Durango is a close knit community we’re all great friends, passionate about what we’re doing so it’s really special to be part of a team working towards such an exciting product we’re all really proud of.
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