Rheinard Extends Championship Lead
Starting from pole, Rheinard was the class of the field in the final race, quickly establishing a comfortable buffer, but the German almost threw it away. Three corners from the finish line he flipped his Speedpassion powered Tamiya, losing 2.5 seconds, but luckily for the two time World Champion his lead was big enough that he could still take the win. The big battle of the race was for second between last year’s winner Yannic Prumper and Leg 1 winner Viktor Wilck. Having struggled all weekend, Prumper moved his shocks to a lower position, but it was a case of too little too late. Starting fourth on the grid, he found a way passed Steven Weiss and eventually got ahead of Wilck for second, lifting him to fourth overall. Expecting to really push Rheinard for the win, Wilck fitted a fresh rear diff to his TRF416 X for the final race but a slip cost him any chance of closing the standings deficit which has now grown to 5 points.
Jimmy Wright takes the Nitro Challange by Storm
"The Dirt" Nitro Challenge where Jimmy Wright shows his stuff. Armed with his Tamiya TRF vehicles he takes aim.
Another Podium for Rheinard and the TRF416X
Marc Rheinard entered the DHI Cup event looking to defend his 2009 event victory. In the opening leg, Marc was stuck to the back of Christer Andersson and even touched battling across the line resulting in a 3rd place finish for the round. Leg 2 saw much of the same with Marc finishing in another 3rd place. While he was near or at the top of the charts all weekend and felt his TRF416X was very consistent, he could not find the outright speed to defend his title and had to settle for 3rd place overall for the event.
Rheinard “Czech” Out in ETS Win
World Champion Marc Rheinard once again dominated the competition in the Czech Republic round of the Euro Touring Series. The TRF driver took TQ honors and backed it up by cruising to victory in legs 1 and 2 ahead of TRF teammate Viktor Wilck. A small mistake in leg 3 allowed Wilck to slip past Rheinard into first, and win the final leg over his teammate giving Tamiya a 1-2 finish in all 3 legs of competition, and a 1-2 overall in the event.