Team Orion and Markus Mobers took a crucial TQ and win at the very competitive EFRA European Championhips 1/12 Stock 10.5T class. Markus, being the reigning 2013 Champion, took in style the TQ and so the perfect position to defend his title. After two long and tense 8 minute A finals he could add the prestigious European Champion 2014 title to his and Team Orion’s long and succesfull CV.
In Modified Markus showed a blistering pace. In the early qualifiers he led most of the qualifying runs, but an imperfect car setup made him lose some significant time, and so the chance to take the pole position in the early stages. For the last two qualifiers however Markus drastically changed his car setup, and accordingly took the first position in the last qualifying run. This unfortunalty meant he had to start third on the grid, behind ETS champ Alexander Hagberg and Britains 1/12 champ Olly Jefferies.
Stock Top 10:
1. Markus Mobers
2. Hubert Hönigl
3. Alexandre Laurent
4. Chris Kerswell
5. Francesco Martini
6. Mark Stiles
7. Vesa Yli
8. Helge Johannesen
9. Jörg Mikael Tiit
In the mains Markus came really close to winning the Modified class as well, but found himself stuck in traffic and fine sportmanship decisions. Nevertheless he took the European Vice-Championship title for Team Orion in Modified as well, which was a great result for an already fantastic Race weekend.
Young talented Arnaud Lemperiere, who had just switched to Team Orion products, made his first A-main Modified for the Team, and also Helge Johanessen from Norway used Team Orion to power him into the the Stock A-Final.
Modified top 10:
1. Alexander Hagberg
2. Markus Mobers
3. Alexandre Laurent
4. Olly Jefferies
5. Simo Ahoniemi
6. Daniel Sieber
7. Dominic Vogl
8. Hubert Hönigl
9. Massimo Fantini
After podium results at the recent Snowbird Nationals, taking the German and French 1/12 Modified title, the 2014 European Championship was a superb topping of a great 1/12th season for Team Orion and Markus. Next up are the World Championships 1/12 in October, and with strong support of TC Champ Jilles Groskamp we can lookout for more strong results!
Markus used the following equipment:
- Team Orion VST 2 3.5T Pro Modified motor (ORI28254)
- Team Orion VST 2 10.5T Stockspec motor (ORI28250)
- Team Orion Pro Carbon 1S batteries (ORI14039)
- Team Orion R10 1-2S speed controller (ORI65101)
- Team Orion Advantage Touch Pro 12A Charger (ORI30205)