Thanks to our friends at RC Racing TV we can watch live the finals day of the 2019 EFRA 1/12th scale European Championship which is held at the Hudy Arena in Slovakia. With 2 European Championships in Stock and Modified up for grabs over 3 tense finals each – Stock A Finals due off at 10:05 am , 12:30 am and 14:55am while the Modified A finals will be held at 11:00, 13:30 and 15:50 (CET).
In the Modified class, Alex Hagberg is well on his way to becoming the “Michael Schumacher” of 1/12th with five titles won in five years and there aren’t many who don’t predict him to make it a 6th! Meanwhile Alex himself seems quietly confident:
“The Euros is back at my “home” track, where we can look forward to a nicely organized event. The track is big and super flat – perfect conditions for an EC event. We’re running our updated X12 2019 version which features some minor updates compared to last year’s edition. In modified, my goal is to defend my title as well. I expect Ollie Payne and Michal Orlowski to be my biggest challengers.”
Ollie Payne, the current 1/12th Spec Champion, who won his first Europena Championships last year and has since gone on to race all over the world, says:
“This year Roche have the new P12 evo which I have spent a lot of time working on and I think it’s a huge improvement over the car from last year. I will be running both classes again this year so the plan is exactly the same. I’ll just do my best and see what happens!”