EOS series finale report

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Race report from Martin Bayer:

This weekend I traveled to Wels for the last round of EOS series. Normally we have time to practice a bit before race but this time it was very difficult because we came back from NEO RACE on Tuesday night and due to busy schedule my cars have not been ready at all. So I had one day to make everything ready for last round of this great series.

Arriving on Thursday to have dinner later with the rest of our team and discuss starting setups for the race.

Friday started with 2wd and Stock stadium trucks. Since the first practice cars of all our team drivers have been on point. This time the tire wear was much higher then at previous races so the tires were the key to fast times. But I managed to do good runs on bad tires when others crashed and gave points away. So I saved A main already after two rounds of quali.

As for the other two, I decided to test something on my car to improve my times. In the end it was tight on points and I started from 6th. I was driving nice and clean but a few mistakes cost me chance to fight for better position and I finished 6th. Bruno Coelho took the win in 2WD class and Max Gotzl won Stock Truck class.

On Saturday afternoon we started with practice for 4wd and mod. truck. In 4wd I was fast since the first practice but had a crash so I had to start only in the second best heat. But in there I had no problem because other drivers in my heat were really nice to me and let me pass every time when I got close to them. First quali was very good. No pressure, just drive and my lap times were so good that it moved me to the top spot for first round. Bruno TQed two more and I was starting second for main. Super happy!

First final I wanted to drive safe and finish in top 3 to have good points for first final but it turned into an interesting 5 minutes. After fights with some guys I couldn’t finish with good points. Second main, Bruno made a small bobble on double double section and I got the lead. My legs started to shake immediately. Only few drivers know what is to have Bruno Coelho behind you. But somehow I drove clean and saved the inside line and managed to keep first place until end. It was only 0,100s difference on line between us.

I knew that third main would be difficult for Bruno to win but he forced me to try my hardest. Already twice used tires just had no performance and Bruno pulled away and tried to beat my fastest time from second main. In the end we had same points but my time was about 0,300 better so I won overall. Really great moment to fight for win after amost two years.

Truck class was still open for overall win in season. And basically who would win the last race would win overall. I started from the pole and Hupo behind me. He drove exceptionally good this time. I tried to improve my truck but in the end he drove better and won this last race. He deservs this win!

Overall it was amazing weekend for Team XRAY. We won all 4 classes, we had most cars in A-main and most cars in the w hole race.

Thanks to all XRAY drivers, customers and friends for their racing in this great series. See you soon on start of next EOS season.

Overall EOS Champions:

  • Bruno Coelho & XB4
  • Hupo Hönigl & XT2 Modified
  • Max Götzl & XT2 Stock

4WD

  1. Martin Bayer – XRAY XB4
  2. Bruno Coelho – XRAY XB4
  3. Michal Orlowski
  4. Lee Martin
  5. Neil Cragg
  6. Martin Wollanka – XRAY XB4
  7. Karri Salmela
  8. Hupo Hönigl – XRAY XB4
  9. Kája Novotný – XRAY XB4
  10. Marc Rheinard

2WD

  1. Bruno Coelho – XRAY XB2
  2. Ryan Maifield
  3. Joona Haatanen
  4. Neil Cragg
  5. Lee Martin
  6. Martin Bayer – XRAY XB2
  7. Martin Wollanka – XRAY XB2
  8. Kája Novotný – XRAY XB2
  9. Marc Rheinard
  10. Karri Salmela

Stadium Truck Stock

  1. Max Götzl Jun – XRAY XT2
  2. Adam Izsay
  3. John Zuber – XRAY XT2
  4. Juraj Hudy – XRAY XT2
  5. Zsolt Junior Bajusz – XRAY XT2
  6. Björn Billino
  7. Niklas Mährle
  8. Yavuz Kura
  9. Raymond Libar – XRAY XT2
  10. Per Eriksen

Truck Modified

  1. Hupo Hönigl – XRAY XT2
  2. Kája Novotný – XRAY XT2
  3. Martin Bayer – XRAY XT2
  4. Martin Wollanka – XRAY XT2
  5. Joona Haatanen
  6. Bartlomiej Zambrzycki
  7. Adam Izsay
  8. Max Götzl Jun – XRAY XT2
  9. Nico Schmid
  10. Juraj Hudy – XRAY XT2

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