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November 21, 2011

Hupo dominates ‘Dirt’ race, Germany – with DEX210 & DEX410

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 11:54 am

Hupo Honigl reports on the indoor ‘DIRT’ race held in Munich, Germany, where Hupo secured wins in 2WD and 4WD with the DEX210 adn DEX410 respectively.

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The race was held in Germany, not far from Munich – Edling. The Name is a bit confusing, because it is called Indoor “Dirt” race, but the track is a non permanent carpet track; The organisers nickname is “Dirty” and that´s where the name comes from. The whole crew made an amazing job all weekend and the track was one of the best carpet tracks i have ever raced on!

This was my first race on carpet with the new DEX210 and I decided to start with the 4 gear mid motor configuration; The car was awesome from the beginning but because the carpet had really high grip, I decided to change to the 3 gear mid motor configuration, which gave me the extra steering to make the car perfect!

In qualifying I switched to the new Nanobyte D-Boots tires, which made my cars even faster. By the end of qualifying the traction got lower because the carpet lost a bit of grip and I went back to a 4 gear mid-motor setup, which made my car again perfect for the changing conditions.

I managed to TQ both classes, my 2wd overall times would have been enough for 3rd on the grid, which shows how good the DEX210 is! Overall we had 4 DEX210′s in the 2WD main and 3 DEX410′s in the 4WD main.

Finals went even better for Durango and we finished 1-2-3 in the first 2wd main – In the end I won with Markus Metsch also DEX210 finished 2nd – Martin Kreil who finished 3rd in the first main had some heavy carnage in the other mains and finished 5th. Marcus Prihoda with his first outing with the DEX210 finished 7th; Also in 4wd I could win in front of Markus Metsch DEX410 again – Martin Kreil finished 6th after again some tough finals.

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