Hudy is proud to announce that they will be one of the primary sponsor of the Euro Touring Series 2010/2011. Moreover, the organisers together with the Slovakian company have prepared a very special and unique promotion for every Hobby and Stock Class racer. At every round of the ETS series, Hudy will provide one unique tool from the new 25 Years Anniversary exclusive tool line. That means that at every race, a different Hudy tool will be given for free to every racer in the Hobby and Stock categories, so those drivers who participate at all 6 rounds will have (at the end of the season) a nice collection of the most frequently-used RC tools.
The 25 Years Anniversary limited edition of the Hudy Exclusive Tool Line features super-lightweight CNC-machined Swiss 7075 T6 aluminium handles that reduce weight by 30% as well as a diamond-pattern surface for unsurpassed grip. The new generation of Hudy tips is hand-made from special world-renowned, top-secret, self-developed Hudy Spring Steel, individually precision-ground, sized and shaped for perfect fit with fasteners and the unique hardening processes make the tips ultra-durable. Each tool includes a press-fit protective black cap in the handle end; optional color-coded plastic caps (violet, red, blue) are available to customize the tools to your preferences. A laser-engraved ETS logo is the finishing touch.
Collect your free Hudy tool at these races:
1st Round – Germany – Allen Wrench 1.5mm
2nd Round – Czech Republic – Allen Wrench 2.0mm
3rd Round – Austria – Allen Wrench 2.5mm
4th Round – Poland – Allen Wrench 3.0mm
5th Round – Netherlands – Arm Reamer 3.0mm
6th Round – Germany – Socket Driver 7.0mm
Source: Hudy [hudy.net]
Monday, October 11, 2010
Xray is proud to announce that the 2010/2011 Euro Touring series will be supported and sponsored by Xray. Both the ETS organisers and the Xray company have agreed to create a mutual cooperation that will see the Slovakian company become a primary sponsor of the world’s biggest r/c touring car championship. This is a great news for all Xray drivers as the Xray factory team will be available at all six rounds of the ETS to provide full support and service. Xray guarantees that their service team will also be available at every race with a complete range of all spare parts and will provide technical and set-up help to all Xray drivers. Just look for the familiar Xray tent.
To cap it all off, all Xray drivers at every race will receive a FREE promo package that includes Xray T-shirt, pit towel and stickers.
Source: Xray [teamxray.com]
Friday, October 8, 2010
With the start of the 2010/11 Euro Touring Series just one week away the organisers of the world’s biggest r/c touring car championship are delighted to announce they have concluded a deal with Yokomo that will see the Japanese company become title sponsor.
The fourth season of the ETS, the championship will be known as the ‘Yokomo Euro Touring Series’ and backs up the company’s continued commitment to the competition r/c market in Europe in what has been an ultra successful season for their BD5 Touring Car. 2010 has been a very fruitful year for the team with factory driver Ronald Volker claiming five major titles in Europe winning the DHI Cup, both the Indoor and Outdoor EFRA European Championships, the LRP Masters along with the highly competitive German National Championships.
As part of their title sponsorship Yokomo, who competed in selected rounds of last season’s ETS, will field a full factory assault on the Euro Touring Series as they aim to become the first manufacturer to topple Tamiya’s domination of the modified class over the past three seasons.
Speaking about their new partnership with Yokomo legendary race announcer Scotty Ernst, who together with Uwe Rheinard created the ETS, said, ’We are delighted to welcome Yokomo onboard as title sponsor for what is going to be our biggest and best season yet. I have known the guys at Yokomo for many years through my work as a race announcer and it is great to have this opportunity now to work together with a company I have so much respect for. From a racing point of view it is also great that the Yokomo team will compete in all our races as together with Ronald Volker they are one of the most competitive packages in Electric Touring Car in the World and that will add to the spectacle for everyone attending ETS events this year.’
The six round 2010/11 ‘Yokomo Euro Touring Series’ kicks off next weekend, 15-17 October, when a record entry of almost 300 drivers will desend on the town of Kastellaun in Germany for the season opener. Once again the ETS will continue to use hand-out tyres from Xenon Racing and a controlled speedo & motor in the Pro Stock and Hobby classes from Speedpassion who have been a partner of the series since its creation back in 2007.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Although its less than two weeks since the climax of the 2009/2010 Euro Touring Series, the organisers of the hugely popular electric Touring Car Championship have already announced the schedule for season number 4. Coming off the back of an ultra successful third series, that saw almost 600 drivers register points, the ETS will once again be run over six rounds and visit five different countries. The only change for 2010/2011 is the return of the superb Apeldoorn track in the Netherlands to the calendar. Created by Scotty Ernst and Uwe Rheinard, the Euro Touring Series will kick off as normal in Kastellaun, Germany on October 15-17.
UPDATE: Due to problems securing the venue for round 3 in Budapest, Hungary, we have had to relocate this round. Taking place on the same date, the new venue will be in St. Pölten, Austria.
2010/2011 Euro Touring Series Calendar (UPDATED)
Round 1 – 15-17 October 2010 – Kastellaun, Germany
Round 2 - 26-28 November 2010 – Hrotovice, Czech Republic
Round 3 – 11-13 February 2011 – St. Pölten, Austria
Round 4 – 18-20 March 2011 – Warsaw, Poland
Round 5 – 10-12 June 2011 – Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Round 6 – 8-10 July 2011 – Andernach, Germany
Friday, July 30, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
As the podium presentations get underway here in Andernach, Germany, and the curtain comes down on a third successful Euro Touring Series season the big question being asked is can anyone beat Marc Rheinard. The German dominated the World Championships 2-weeks ago lifting his third World title and here at the sixth & final round of the Xenon Racing backed ETS the Tamiya star continued his rule over electric Touring Cars. Winning the third leg of the final from pole, Rheinard claimed his fourth win of the 2009/10 series and adds the overall title for the first time to his already enviable CV. Benefiting from being the only driver on fresh rubber, Rheinard took a relatively easy win over Ronald Volker and Atsushi Hara who joined him on the podium but in the opposite order.
Finishing second to his great rival and friend, Hara was content with the result but admitted he was no match for Rheinard who he has in the past openly said is the greatest driver in the World. Having won Leg 2 of the final thanks to Viktor Wilck coming together with his Tamiya team-mate, Hara forced the result to go to the third leg but the former World Champion never posed a real threat to Rheinard repeating his win here 12 months ago. Making it three different brands of car on the podium, Volker was very happy with third overall. Starting 5th on the grid the factory Yokomo driver said his BD5 got better and better each final allowing him to record the fastest lap of the third leg.
Wilck, the only driver to seriously challenge Rheinard for the ETS title, was disappointed to miss out on the podium in Andernach but was pleased to take his best placing in the championship and help the TRF squad to claim their third 1-2 finish in succession in the high profile championship. Finishing behind the Swede in today’s result, Yannic Prumper completed the Top 3 for the championship equalling his ranking from last year. Placing behind his former Tamiya team-mates, the 17-year-old who won a race last season said he was very happy with third saying the level of competition had gone up massively this season.
In Pro-Stock it took a tie break to decide the round six winner. Leg 3 produced the third different victor as Daniel Wohlgemuth won a very exciting race from local talent Michael Kiesewetter and Top Qualifier Alexander Stocker. Having won Leg 2 in a faster time the 21 year-old took a very popular overall win. Having finished 10th at his home race 12 months ago, Kiesewetter who was running an Xray T2 ’009 has vowed now to contest the full 2010/11 series.
Although he made a bad set-up choice for the third leg of the final, Stocker was delighted to retake the Pro Stock title having become the inaugural ETS Champion here two years ago. For the second year Wohlgemuth, who won the Czech ETS round, had to do with being crowned Vice Champion but the German says he is now more determined than ever to lift the title and is already looking forward to season four which kicks off in Kastellaun on October 15-17. Completing the Top 3 in the standings after very calculated drives in Leg 1 & 2 of today’s final, Ivan Laptev was thrilled with his first full season of ETS competition. The Russian Tamiya driver said with his championship goal secured after A-Main number 2 he was really able to enjoy the final race of the day getting right in the thick of the action and challenging for the lead before eventually crossing the line in fourth.
This season saw the introduction of the Hobby class to the Euro Touring Series calendar. Created to encourage the development of young drivers in the sport it has achieved exactly that with 8-year-old Michal Orlowski from Poland becoming the inaugural champion showing he is a true natural. Becoming the Vice-Champion, young German driver Lucas Fischer also showed he is one to watch for the future.
With the third edition of the Euro Touring Series complete the numbers do the talking for how successful the Scotty Ernst and Uwe Rheinard creation has been. The six races run in 5 different countries that made up the 2009/10 series attracted over 500 drivers and the season ended on a high attracting the biggest entry of all the 15 ETS races that have been run since its inception. Our hosts here in Andernach put on a first class show and the end of season party on Saturday and will be talked about for many months to come. Having had the privilige to cover every single ETS race, Red RC would to thank all the drivers for their support & friendship this season. A special thanks to the many companies who believed in the championship in particular the main sponsors Xenon Racing and Speed Passion. Roll on season number 4.
Modified Final result
1. Rheinard Marc (DE) – 2pts (Tamiya/Speed Passion)
2. Hara Atsushi (JP) – 4pts (Hot Bodies/Speed Passion)
3. Völker Ronald (DE) – 4pts (Yokomo/LRP)
4. Wilck Viktor (SE) – 7pts (Tamiya/Speed Passion
5. Prümper Yannic (DE) – 9pts (Yokomo/Speed Passion)
6. Krapp Christopher (DE) – 12pts (Kyosho/Team Orion)
7. Moore Andy (GB) – 12pts (Hot Bodies/Nosram)
8. Pumpler Thomas (AT) – 15pts (Tamiya/Speed Passion)
9. Hamak Zdenek (CZ) – 15pts (Xray/LRP)
10.Hofer Martin (DE) – 15pts (Yokomo/GM)
Pro Stock Final result
1. Kiesewetter Michael (DE) – 3pts (Xray)
2. Wohlgemuth Daniel (DE) – 3pts (Xray)
3. Stocker Alexander (DE) – 4pts (Yokomo)
4. Laptev Ivan (RU) – 7pts (Tamiya)
5. Streit Tony (DE) – 9pts (Hot Bodies)
6. Janssen Rob (NL) – 10pts (Corally)
7. Still Steffen (DE) – 12pts (Xray)
8. Tschupp Philip (CH) – 16pts (TOP)
9. Larsen Thomas (DK) – 17pts (Tamiya)
10.Klöckner René (DE) – 18pts (Tamiya)
Hobby class Final result
1. Orlowski Michal (PL) – 2pts
2. Günther Oliver (DE) – 4pts
3. Gattke Dirk (DE) – 4pts
4. Knudsen Peter (DK) – 7pts
5. Fischer Lucas (DE) – 7pts]
6. Mulder Eric (NL) – 9pts
7. Heinsbroek Frans (NL) – 12pts
8. Chlodzinski Blazej (PL) – 13pts
9. Rozycki Andrzej (PL) – 16pts
10. Bickendorf Markus (DE) – 17pts
11. Hummel Andreas (DE) – 17pts
12. Hummel Elena (DE) – 19pts
Full results can be found here.
View the event image gallery here. Full videos from all A-mains to follow
Sunday, July 18, 2010