Neumann Wins Rd2 in West German Champ


LRP reports – “The weekend of 29-30 May saw the 2nd round of the West German Championship in 1/8 nitro offroad buggy. 48 drivers from all over western Germany including LRP team drivers Jörn Neumann and Moritz Gaul had come to the AMC Grashüpfer Niederrhein R/C club in the city of Warbeyen. The Warbeyen track conditions challenged all attending drivers due to its extremely bumby and unusual Astroturf racetrack. Finding the correct tire/chassis setup therefore proved to be a difficult but very decisive factor for the outcome of the race. At the beginning of the qualifying LRP driver Jörn Neumann struggled with the bumby conditions, but after copying to Moritz setup, Jörn was really able to show his true talent and pace. With the car perfectly dialled in, Jörn was able to set a new lap record on his way to the pole position for Sunday´s final.

Excited and fully prepared for Sunday´s racing, Jörn and Moritz woke up on Sunday morning to a completely dark sky. Going into the final day, the weather had changed drastically. From warm sunny weather on Saturday, it was puring rain from the sky on Sunday. However, thanks to the Astroturf race track, racing in the wet was still possible without any problems. With new weather conditions facing the drivers for the 20 main final, it was still Jörn Neumann with his LRP powered S8 BX Team buggy car who dominated the competition. After 20 min of final racing, Jörn took the win 1 lap ahead of Carsten Keller in 2nd. In 4th place we found LRP driver and team manager Moritz Gaul who impressed many by a strong finish on his racing debut on Astroturf conditions. Once again, the combination Jörn Neumann & LRP wins in style! Congratulations Jörn!”