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March 14, 2012

Hupo reports on Austrian Winterchamps 2012

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 5:20 pm

Last weekend Martin Kreil and I attended the Austrian Winterchamps 2012.  The  Winterchamps were held in Hohenems, Vorarlberg, which is very close to the German and Swiss boarder; The race was fully booked out with 150+ drivers.

The carpet they used to build the track was very special; very thick and super high traction – which was a challenge to get the car right and stop from traction rolling. It was for sure the highest amount of traction I’ve ever raced on!


Martin Kreil tested the DESC210R prototype for the first time ever, and clearly showed the performance of the one and only Mid-Rear-Motor-Hybrid Short Course 2wd; He was testing the car in mid motor 4 gear configuration and it was really good; Martin would win all qualifying rounds and all finals pretty easily, with a distance to second place of up to a full lap. Martin turned in the fastest lap of the race, more then a second faster then everybody else; Some other very good german drivers attended that class and just had no chance against the DESC210R – and this is just early testing.

martin Martin with the winning DESC210R test car.

hupo Hupo won the 4WD Short Course event

In 2wd buggy my DEX210 worked really well from the beginning; after getting the tires setup right I managed to take tq and win the event; martin had some up and downs during the race and finished on a good 4th place;

my 4wd was hard work in practise, because of the crazy high traction it was pretty difficult to get the setup right; after putting a 2mm swaybar in the front my dex410 was more calm to drive and felt a lot better. Again I took TQ and won the event; martin couldn´t find the right tire setup until the last qualifier but finally got it right in the end – his finals were very rough and unlucky and could only finish 10th in the main.


Above:  Martin and Hupo with their Team Durango vehicles and trophies.

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