August 5, 2017

Semi Final line-up complete at Gröndal Ring

The Semi Final line-up is complete for the 37th running of the 1:8 Offroad European Championships at the Gröndal Ring in Sweden.  In the first of the 1/4 Finals it was French driver Rayan Medjoubi who took the win from pole sitter Hampus Berg.  The Kyosho driver won the 20-minute encounter easily, going an extra lap, to book his first ever Semi Final appearance.  The others to progress would be Jorge Soler and 2016 Finalists Bryan Baldo.  The TLR driver started his day in the 1/16 Final and just made it through to the 1/8.  Starting from the back, the Spaniard again claimed the last bump up spot to again carry the No.12 in the 1/4.  Battling with Jürgen Trieb, he would jump down the inside of the Sworkz driver as they started the last lap to progress once again.

In the second of the 1/4 Final encounters, 2015 podium finisher Alex Zanchettin started on pole and lead throughout.  The Tekno driver lead home Infinity driver Lee Martin, the newly crowned 1:10 2WD Offroad World Champion back in the Semi having missed the cut last year.  Having bumped up from the 1/16, Kyosho driver James La Pavoux continued his good run to finish 3rd and progress for a 3rd time.  Completing the Top 4 & becoming the final of the 24 drivers still in contention to become European Champion would be Marcel Paul, the German leading the most race mileage done award having qualified down in the 1/32nd final.

View the complete event results here.

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