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Hupo Hönigl competed at the fourth round of the Austrian national championships this weekend. He sent this report from the event:

Austria is Durango-land!!! – The fourth round of the Austrian nats was held in Litschau, another beautiful track in the north of Austria. This time there were 75 entries, a little bit less then normal. I think this was due to the very bad weather forecast! But in the end the weather was different to the forecast, we had blue sky and about 28°C on Sunday.


The track went from very slick to a blue groove high traction track which was very good fun to drive. It looks like Team Durango has taken over in Austria already in its first year on the market – it is the most popular car in the field, and the number of cars is still growing from one race to the next.


Qualifying saw Roland Macho, driving a Durango, and me battling most of the time for the win, but the last round was won by Rene Trauner, another fast Durango driver. I TQ´ed in front of 3 other DEX410s and we had 7 in the top 10!


Finals were really interesting and fast on the blue groove track. I won the first 2 mains and therefore the meeting. The last main was really interesting to watch with Rene Trauner and Martin Kreil battling right until the last corner. Trauner finished 2nd and Martin Kreil 3rd, meaning Team Durango had the second 1-2-3 sweep in a row! Roland Macho was a little bit unlucky in the finals and finished 4th overall.


The other Durangos in the A final finished:

  • 7th Holicky Thomas
  • 9th Prihoda Marcus
  • 10th Jeschko Robert

With another six DEX410s in the B final the result was nearly perfect for Team Durango!

With only one more round to go, I´m already Austrian National Champion 2010. For the other podium spots in the championship there will be a hard battle between Macho, Kreil and Trauner…Congratulations to Hupo from all at Team Durango on winning this round and the overall Austrian National Championship 2010.


Source: Team Durango



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