XRS series Rd5 reports

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On-road race report by Alexander Hagberg:

The 5th round of the popular XRS series was held at Hudy Arena, in Trencin, Slovakia, on Saturday of 11th March. This facility is famous worldwide for its high standards, and they didn’t disappoint this time either, as a fast yet challenging carpet track was laid out on both the on-road and off-road tracks!

More than 100 entries gathered for the event, which was held on a single day, with triple qualifiers and finals, offering the drivers lots of tracktime! The reliable Hudy Carpet Tire (C1) provided great grip along with the spec Hudy Carpet Gripper additive.

In the Modified TC class, I was able to take the TQ in qualifying, narrowly in front of Martin Hudy, who showed great pace all day! The finals were very close, as we battled it out in all three mains. I was eventually able to take the overall win in front of Martin, and the young and talented Oliver Havránek in 3rd!

The Stock TC class was dominated by Oliver Havránek who took the TQ and win. The 2nd place was won by the Polish racer Arkadiusz Smyk! Filip Obora rounded out the podium in 3rd.

The 1/12 Modified class was won by Tomáš Lipták with his XRAY X12’17! The 1/12 GT and 1/10 Pan Car classes were both won by Andrej Vnučko! And Martin Hudy was victorious in the Formula category with his XRAY X1, taking a convincing TQ & win in that category!

TC Modified results:

  1. Alexander Hagberg – XRAY T4’17
  2. Martin Hudy – XRAY T4’17
  3. Oliver Havránek – XRAY T4’17
  4. Zdenko Kunak – Awesomatix
  5. Arkadiusz Smyk – XRAY T4’17
  6. Ladislav Lebanek – XRAY T4’17
  7. Radek Voda – XRAY T4’17
  8. Michal Wójcik – XRAY T4’17

TC Stock results:

  1. Oliver Havránek – XRAY T4’17
  2. Arkadiusz Smyk – XRAY T4’17
  3. Filip Obora – XRAY T4’17
  4. Tono Sloboda – XRAY T4’17
  5. Karel Kratochvíl – XRAY T4’17
  6. Peter Cemanovič – XRAY T4’17
  7. Martin Kratochvíl – XRAY T4’17
  8. Matuš Benetin – XRAY T4’17

1/12 Modified results:

  1. Tomáš Lipták – XRAY X12’17
  2. Branislav Panák – XRAY X12’17
  3. Igor Lipták – XRAY X12’17
  4. Vladimir Viskup – XRAY X12’17

1/12 GT results:

  1. Andrej Vnučko – XRAY X12’17
  2. Igor Lipták – XRAY X12’17
  3. Tono Sloboda – XRAY X12’17
  4. Branislav Panák – XRAY X12’17
  5. Josef Bozo – XRAY X12’17
  6. Ivan Viskup – XRAY X12’17

1/10 Pan Car results:

  1. Andrej Vnučko – XRAY X10
  2. Pavol Chovan – XRAY X10
  3. Vladimír Viskup – XRAY X10
  4. Miroslav Hargaš – XRAY X10
  5. Marek Helbich – XRAY X10

Formula results:

  1. Martin Hudy – XRAY X1’17
  2. Andrej Vnučko – XRAY X1’17
  3. Lukáš Hoch – Yokomo
  4. Aleš Horák – XRAY X1’17
  5. Dušan Bayer – XRAY X1’17
  6. Martin Janíček – XRAY X1’17
  7. Pavol Chovan – XRAY X1’17
  8. Miroslav Hargaš – XRAY X1’17
  9. Andrej Verný – XRAY X1’17

Off-road race report by Martin Bayer:

Last XRS Slovakia R5 took place in Hudy Arena. Track layout was almost the same as the last EOS. So I was expecting good racing day, especially because Martin Wollanka signed up for the race too. It was very good practice for both of us. We fought from the first run and the fight was very close. Sometimes it was difficult for us to race because one heat has shown many drivers levels.

Qualification in 2WD ended pretty bad. I made too many mistakes and started from 3rd on the grid. I changed my setup a little for A1 and I was able to overtake everyone and win. Same story in A2 and A3. In the end I was very happy with my car.

In 4WD I won every quali run and all 3 A-mains. Car has been very good. In truck, I had no competitor because Martin decided to not start in this class so I had an easy win in all mains.

2WD:

  1. Martin BAYER – XRAY XB2
  2. Martin WOLLANKA – XRAY XB2
  3. Peter LONCSAR – Yokomo
  4. Kurt RUBIK – XRAY XB2
  5. Adam IZSAY – Schumacher
  6. Juraj HUDY – XRAY XB2
  7. Denis KUBÍK – XRAY XB2
  8. Michal NAGY – XRAY XB2
  9. Roman PAVLUS – XRAY XB2
  10. Christoph HOLZER – XRAY XB2

4WD:

  1. Martin BAYER – XRAY XB4
  2. Martin WOLLANKA – XRAY XB4
  3. Peter LONCSAR – Yokomo
  4. Kurt RUBIK – XRAY XB4
  5. Lacko TÓTH – XRAY XB4
  6. Zsolt jun. BAJUSZ – XRAY XB4
  7. Zsolt stsr. BAJUSZ – XRAY XB4
  8. Igor LIPTÁK – XRAY XB4
  9. Adam IZSAY – Schumacher
  10. Christoph HOLZER – XRAY XB4

Stadium Truck:

  1. Martin BAYER – XRAY XT2
  2. Adam IZSAY – XRAY XT2
  3. Zsolt jun. BAJUSZ – XRAY XT2
  4. Juraj HUDY – XRAY XT2
  5. Roman PAVLUS – XRAY XT2
  6. Antonia KOVALSZKI – XRAY XT2

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