Having been forced to miss the opening round of the inaugural TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby due to 1:8 Offroad commitments, Tamiya Racing Factory’s Lee Martin has confirmed his entry for the second encounter of the exciting new 1:10 electric offroad series that will take place in Belgium over the weekend of March 9-11. The current back to back European 2WD & British 4WD Champion will go head to head with factory driver line-ups from TLR and Team Durango on the indoor astroturf track in Charleroi where he will be aiming to deny Jörn Neumann a repeat of his domination of the opening race in the Czech Republic last weekend.
Round 1 of the EOS saw German ace Neumann win both 2WD and 4WD Buggy along with 4WD Short Course, each time finishing ahead of his Durango team-mate Hupo Honigl. Team Losi Racing could only manage the third step of the podium in each class but with the event being their American offroad ace Mike Truhe’s first experience of a European style indoor track, the 2010 US National Champion is confident the steep learning curve of Hrotovice will stand to him in Belgium.
Taking the knowledge gained at the opening race back to the US and combining it with set-ups from team-mate Darren Bloomfield, who has a wealth of experience on non-clay surfaces, Truhe believes he can challenge for the top step of the podium at Round 2 particularly in 2WD Buggy setting the stage for an ultra competitive weekend of race action.
The organisers of the TLR/Spektrum sponsored Euro Offroad Series, legendary race announcer Scotty Ernst and Uwe Rheinard, expect to confirm more high profile entries to join Lee Martin, Mike Truhe, Joern Neumann, Hupo Honigl and Miguel Matias for Round 2 in Belgium.
For further information contact Oisin O’Briain – oisin(at)teambonisio.com