“Third title in a row in the TC Modified class! Ronald also wins the 2012 edition of the traditional season take-off. LRP team driver Steffen Leinburger takes the TC SuperStock title. A new era at the DHI Cup 2012! For the first time in the history of the event in Odense / Denmark, there wasn’t only a touring car race taking place. Offroad drivers also joined this highly competitive event. Onroad and Offroad on two different tracks in the same hall – probably for the first time in R/C history. It was Jörn Neumann who won the 2WD & 4WD debut races.
In the Touring Car Modified competition of the traditional season’s opening, Ronald Völker took the third title in a row and completed an impressing hat trick. Ronald had a chequered start into the race. He finished 3rd in qualifying and 4th in A-main 1. Powered by the all new LRP Vector X20 motor, Ronald then revealed his full potential. What a thrilling dramaturgy! By winning A-mains 2 & 3, he took the title ahead of World Champion Marc Rheinard and TQ driver Alexander Hagberg. The Touring Car SuperStock race wasn’t as hard-fought as the TC Modified one. LRP team driver Steffen Leinburger dominated the race from the beginning. He won out over Zdenko Kunak and Henrik Heitsch (LRP) with ease. After taking the TQ spot, there was a short moment of tension, when Zdenko Kunak won A-main 1. Steffen Leinburger stroke back by winning A-mains 2 & 3 and the title in the TC SuperStock class. Zdenko Kunak finished on the overall 2nd place.
Jörn Neumann was the dominating driver of the first ever offroad competition at the 2012 DHI Cup. In the 2WD Offroad class, Swedish driver Oskar Levin and German LRP team driver Alex Hardt were Jörn’s toughest competitors. Oskar and Alex did their best to make life hard for Jörn, but in the end, they didn’t have any chance to win. By conquering the TQ spot and all of the three A-mains, Jörn clearly outperformed all other drivers. In the 4WD Offroad class, Jörn Neumann had to fight against a tough Swedish competitor. David Ronnefalk pushed hard and was faster than Jörn in qualifying. Unfortunately, he made some little mistakes, giving Jörn the possibility to take TQ honours again. In the A-mains, Jörn Neumann drove to a secure victory ahead of David Ronnefalk and his compatriot Otto Ausfelt.”