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LRP TCM 2011 – Ronald Völker and LRP dominate!
 

05.04.2011
Mission successfully completed – this could be the motto of Ronald Völker’s triumphal procession at the LRP Touring Car Masters 2011.

        
After his sensational victory in 2010, Ronald could justify his favourite status and defend his title in style. This wasn’t an easy mission at all! The international elite of the touring car scene had subscribed: reigning World Champion Marc Rheinard, Juho Levänen, Alexander Hagberg, Andy Moore, Adrian Berntsen, Viktor Wilck, Elliott Harper and Freddy Südhoff, to name only a few.

It’s already 14 years now that the LRP Touring Car Masters in Eppelheim near Heidelberg is making R/C history. Today, it is one of the most important events in the international race calendar. But the idea of the LRP TCM is not only to create a world class event for the touring car pros. The succesful concept is to link the Modified class with a round of the LRP-HPI Challenge, Germany’s biggest race series. Races in the classes Rookie, Classic, Formula 1, 17.5T and Open Stock were held. From 25th to 27th march, three days of pure racing action were scheduled.
       

   … have a look, what the pros think about the TCM »HERE!   

First-Class Show


A well structured time schedule guaranteed a perfect course of action and enough track time for every racer. This was also fun for the spectators that were spoiled with thrilling action. It’s the enormous speed of the Masters class and the true to original look of the Classic and Formula 1 cars that enthused everybody. Like every year, the LRP show stand located in the entrance hall presented the latest R/C models, LRP’s new own helicopter line and cars for everyone to see in action or to test themselves. Presentations were also held outside the hall with LRP’s most spectacular top sellers jumping and racing.

      

      

New Hardware


In the pit area there was plenty of brand new material to see. Many drivers of the Masters and Open Stock classes already used the new LRP VTEC LiPo Competition Car Line battery with a capacity of 6200, presented at the recent Nuremberg Toy Fair. The LRP SXX StockSpec version 2 brushless speedo powered many of the Open Stock racers. LRP’s product managers Reto König and Andy Krämer (racing for the first time at the TCM again after years of sitting out) were able to witness the fantastic results of their long-term development effort. The new products were able to showcase their outstanding potential and pushed many drivers to success.

     

LRP-HPI Challenge

It’s a very popular tradition that a round of the LRP-HPI Challenge is held at the LRP TCM. The Rookie Challenge, Classic Challenge, 17.5T Challenge and Formula 1 Challenge races offered first-class model sports again. The spectators in the hall were impressed by the action packed racing of Germany’s biggest race series.  

   … have a look, what the Challenge drivers think about the TCM »HERE!
 

      

   
  

Rookie Challenge

Pos

Qual

Driver

Car

Motor    

Speedo

Battery

Transmitter

1

1

Daniel
Anthes

Maverick

RTR kit

LRP IPC V8.1
Generation+

RTR kit

Spektrum

2

3

Tim
Abendroth

Maverick

RTR kit

LRP QC-3
Digital

RTR kit

Spektrum

3

2

Michael
Latzel

Maverick

RTR kit

LRP QC-3
Digital

RTR kit

Spektrum

 
          

Classic Challenge

Pos

Qual

 Driver

 Car 

 Motor 

 Speedo

 Battery

Trans-
mitter

1

1

Matthias Poggensee

Hot Bodies 

LRP VECTOR X11 17.5T
Stock Spec

LRP
SPHERE Compe-tition

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Sanwa M11X

2

2

Niklas Engelmann

Hot Bodies

LRP VECTOR X11 17.5T
Stock Spec

LRP
 SPHERE Compe-tition

GM

Graupner

3

3

Jörn Hoormann

Hot Bodies

LRP VECTOR X11 17.5T
Stock Spec

LRP
 SPHERE Compe-tition

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Sanwa M11X

 
          

17.5T Challenge

Pos

Qual

Driver

Car

Motor

Speedo

Battery

Trans-
mitter

1

1

Max Schmitz

Yokomo

LRP VECTOR X11 17.5T
Stock Spec

LRP
SPHERE Compe-
tition

Intellect

Sanwa M8

 

2

2

Matthias Keding

Hot Bodies

LRP VECTOR X11 17.5T
Stock Spec

LRP
SHERE Compe-tition

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Sanwa M11X

3

5

Sebastian Meibörg

Xray

 LRP VECTOR X11 17.5T
Stock Spec

LRP
SHERE Compe-tition

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Sanwa M11X

 
           

F1 Challenge

Pos

Qual

Driver

  Car   

Motor

Speedo

Battery

Transmitter

1

1

Stefan Köhler

HPI Formula Ten

LRP VECTOR X11 17.5T
Stock Spec

LRP
SPHERE Compe-
tition

LRP Hyperpack 4200

Sanwa M11X

2

2

Dai Sakaguchi

HPI Formula Ten 

LRP VECTOR X11 17.5T Stock Spec

LRP
SPHERE Compe-
tition

LRP Hyperpack 4200

Futaba

3

3

Henrick Heitsch

HPI Formula Ten

LRP VECTOR X11 17.5T Stock Spec

LRP
SPHERE Compe-tition

LRP Hyperpack 4200

Sanwa M11X

 

Open Stock Class


After its successful premiere in 2010, the Open Stock class was again entered by many pilots. The Open Stock class is the perfect connection of Challenge and Modified racing. At the TCM, Challenge drivers have the possibility to race in one of the faster classes. Open Stock stands for speed and action. All of the twelve A-main drivers trusted in the Sanwa M11X transmitter, giving an impressive proof of the superiority of the Sanwa technology on the highest level of racing.

 
   
 

Tech Chart Open Stock A-main

Final Pos

Qual Pos

Driver

Car

Motor

Speedo

Battery

Servo

Charger  

Transmitter

1

1

Eric Dankel

Xray

LRP VECTOR X12 13.5T Stock Spec

LRP SXX Stock Spec Version 2

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Sanwa SDX-801

LRP Pulsar Touch

Sanwa M11X

2

2

Daniel
Wohlgemuth

Hot Bodies

LRP VECTOR X12 13.5T Stock Spec

LRP SXX Stock Spec Version 2

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Sanwa SDX-801

LRP Pulsar Touch

Sanwa M11X

3

4

Martin Hofer

Schumacher

LRP VECTOR X12 13.5T Stock Spec

GM

GM

GM

GM

Sanwa M11X

4

5

Fabian Ehrhardt

Xray

LRP VECTOR X12 13.5T Stock Spec

LRP SXX Stock Spec Version 2

Orion

Orion

LRP Pulsar Touch

Sanwa M11X

5

7

Marco Kaufmann

Xray

LRP VECTOR X12 13.5T Stock Spec

LRP SXX Stock Spec Version 2

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

KO

LRP Pulsar 3

Sanwa M11X

6

11

Moritz Hilbert

Hot Bodies

LRP VECTOR X12 13.5T Stock Spec

LRP SXX Stock Spec Version 2

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Futaba

LRP Pulsar Touch

Sanwa M11X

7

8

Özgür Derin

Hot Bodies

LRP VECTOR X12 13.5T Stock Spec

LRP SXX Stock Spec Version 2

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Sanwa SDX-801

LRP Pulsar Touch

Sanwa M11X

8

10

Phillip Hagnauer

Xray

LRP VECTOR X12 13.5T Stock Spec

LRP SXX Stock Spec Version 2

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Futaba

LRP Pulsar Touch

Sanwa M11X

9

12

Christian Mertke

Hot Bodies

LRP VECTOR X12 13.5T Stock Spec

LRP SXX Stock Spec Version 2

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Futaba

LRP Pulsar Touch

Sanwa M11X

10

6

Tobias Wiebach

Hot Bodies

LRP VECTOR X12 13.5T Stock Spec

LRP SXX Stock Spec Version 2

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Sanwa SDX-801

LRP Pulsar Touch

Sanwa M11X

11

3

Tim Wahl

Xray

LRP VECTOR X12 13.5T Stock Spec

LRP SXX Stock Spec Version 2

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Sanwa SDX-801

LRP Pulsar Touch

Sanwa M11X

12

9

Patrick Nähr

Xray

LRP VECTOR X12 13.5T Stock Spec

GM

GM

Futaba

LRP Pulsar 3

Sanwa M11X

  
Masters Class


Ronald Völker in the shape of his life. There is no other way describing the TCM result. He dominated every round of the whole racing weekend. Ronald showed an impressing and mistake-free performance. His competitors didn’t have any chance. Ronald won 4 out of 4 rounds of training, 5 out of 5 rounds of qualifying and 3 out of three finals of the Masters class with ease.  
          

       


First A-main
Being TQ, Ronald started from the pole position. He was able to gain a head start on the other drivers already in the first round. Ronald widened this gap step by step. His toughest rival Marc Rheinard was stopped in lap 17 by a technical defect. Juho Levänen and Alexander Hagberg could profit from Marc’s bad luck. They secured the second and third spots in the first heat, behind the winner Ronald Völker.
 

 … see the complete A-main 1 »HERE!
          

      


Second A-main
It was THE opportunity for Ronald: with another victory he could secure the overall TCM title ahead of schedule. No sooner said than done. Like on rails and without doing any mistakes, Ronald drove to an easy victory, leading from the start to the finish line. Marc Rheinard was able to come a little closer to Ronald in the last laps, but in the end, he was engaged into a tough position fight with Juho Levänen for the second place. Ronald kept cool and won also the second A-main with a clear advance, securing the overall TCM 2011 victory already in the second final.   

 … see the complete A-main 2 »HERE!

 

      

 
Third A-main
Although the race had been already decided, the third A-main also offered a lot of thrilling racing. Ronald was unstoppable again. The combination of precise driving and the LRP power package in his Yokomo built up a perfect symbiosis and made Ronald unbeatable at this year's TCM. Behind him, it was Marc Rheinard who again secured the second place in this heat and also in the overall ranking. But Marc had a hard time to defend his position against his persuers. This time, it was Alexander Hagberg that followed him almost wheel-to-wheel. Nevertheless, Ronald was the dominating driver: his victories in training, qualifying and finals made him the most successful driver of this year’s TCM.  

After his victory in 2010, Ronald was able to win for LRP again and defend his title in a spectacular and impressing way. The double European Champion was unbeatable at the TCM weekend.

 

 … see the complete A-main 3 »HERE!

  


Tech Chart Masters A-main

Final Pos

Qual Pos

Driver

Car

Motor

Speedo

Battery

Servo

Charger  

Transmitter

1

1

Ronald
Völker

Yokomo

LRP VECTOR X12 5.0T Octa Wind

LRP SXX
TC spec Version 2

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Sanwa SDX-801

LRP Pulsar Touch

Sanwa M11X

2

2

Marc 
Rheinard

Tamiya

SP

SP

Much More

Sanwa SDX-801

Much More

Sanwa M11X

3

3

Juho Levänen

Associated

LRP VECTOR X12 5.0T Octa Wind

LRP SXX
TC spec Version 2
 

Reedy

Sanwa SDX-801

LRP Pulsar Touch

Sanwa M11X

4

4

Alexander Hagberg

Xray

LRP VECTOR X12 5.0T Octa Wind

LRP SXX
TC spec Version 2

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

KO

LRP Pulsar Touch

KO

5

7

Victor Wilck

Tamiya

Thunder Power

SP

Thunder Power

Sanwa SDX-801

Much More

Sanwa M11X

6

5

Andy Moore

Hot Bodies

Nosram Pure Octa Wind 5.0T

---

Moorespeed

Sanwa SDX-801

Much More

Sanwa ExzesX

7

6

Adrian Berntsen

Xray

SP

LRP SXX
TC spec Version 2

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Savöx

LRP Pulsar Touch

Futaba

8

9

Steen Graversen

Awesomatix

SP

SP

SMC

Sanwa SDX-801

LRP Pulsar Touch

Sanwa M11X

9

8

Elliot Harper

Tamiya

SP 4.0T

SP

Orion

KO

Much More

KO

10

10

Freddy Südhof

Hot Bodies

LRP VECTOR X12 5.0T Octa Wind

LRP SXX
TC spec Version 2

LRP LiPo Competition Car Line 6200

Sanwa SDX-801

LRP Pulsar Touch

Sanwa M11X

 

“Blue is better” products used by the LRP team

 Order No.

 Item

80955

 LRP SXX TC spec Version 2 brushless speed control 

80915

 LRP SXX StockSpec Version 2 brushless speed control

 50688

 LRP VECTOR X12 Brushless Modified 5.0T - Octa-Wind                            

 50842

 LRP VECTOR X12 Brushless StockSpec 13.5T 

79885

 LRP LiPo Competition Car Line Hardcase 6200 - Fat Cobra - 65C - 7.4V

79886

 LRP LiPo Competition Car Line Hardcase 6200 - Big Mama - 65C - 7.4V

41555

 LRP Pulsar Touch Competition System

41552

 LRP Pulsar Competition 3 Professional Battery & Motor Management

43150

 LRP Power Supply Competition 14A

101A28472A

 Sanwa M11X FHSS-3 2.4GHz Set

107A53741A

 Sanwa SRG-BL Low Profile Servo

107A53471A

 Sanwa SDX-801 Low Profile Servo

107A53272A

 Sanwa ERG-RZ Servo (HS/BB/metal gears)

65031

 LRP VTEC CPX, Pre-Glued Carpet

 

The LRP TCM on YouTube!

You’ll find video clips of all A-main heats and from qualifying as well as funny interviews with the best R/C drivers in the world.
»HERE you get directly to the LRP YouTube channel with all videos!