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Bruno Coelho TQ and vice champion at TC Euros!

Friday, 29. August 2014

Xray / NOSRAM driver Bruno Coelho was the sensation of the 2014 EFRA 1/10 Electric Touring Car European Championships.

Alcobendas in the Madrid area was host of this year’s Euros and for the first time Modified and Stock drivers crowned their champions at a single event. Track, facility and organization – everything was ready for a top-class event. The who is who of Europe’s electric touring car drivers attended: racers such as reigning world champion Jilles Groskamp, former world champion Marc Rheinard, reigning European champion Ronald Voelker, Alex Hagberg and Elliott Harper to name only a few.  
Xray / NOSRAM driver Bruno Coelho deeply impressed his competitors and everybody around the track in qualifying. With excellent pace and good tire strategy, he dominated an intense qualifying and took TQ honors in style ahead of Ronald Voelker and Jilles Groskamp.   
Bruno continued on this high level in the first A-main, performing an epic battle against title holder Ronald Voelker – until two corners before the end of the race. His only small mistake of the entire run gave Ronald the chance to overtake him.
Nevertheless, the Portuguese champion started very confidently into A2. Unfortunately, a broken capacitor wire put a bitter end to his ambitions. With no more chance to win the European championship title, Bruno decided to retire from this final to preserve tires. This was a tactically intelligent maneuver as he could push hard again in the last final. And this paid off. By finishing third just behind Jilles Groskamp and Marc Rheinard, Bruno Coelho secured the second place overall on the podium. The final ranking was 1) Ronald Voelker, 2) Bruno Coelho, 3) Marc Rheinard, 4) Jilles Groskamp, 5) Alex Hagberg, 6) Elliott Harper, 7) Freddy Südhoff, 8) Loic Jasmin, 9) Viktor Wilck and 10) Steven Weiss.  
NOSRAM is very proud of Bruno’s great result. A well deserved TQ in competition with the best drivers of the continent. And there was only one small mistake and a broken capacitor wire between Bruno Coelho and the European Championship title. Congratulations!  
The complete Euro results can be found on MyRCM.ch. »HERE
These were the settings of the TQ and vice European champion
NOSRAM comet HD speed control, version 4.7 modified firmware, 6-2-1-2-2-3-3-6-0-1 setting »firmware download
NOSRAM pure 2 modified 4.5T, 12.5mm rotor, 27.5° timing, aluminum end cover

The NOSRAM equipment of Bruno Coelho 




 NOSRAM comet HD brushless speed control


 NOSRAM pure 2 brushless modified 4.5T


 NOSRAM pure evo aluminum end cover


 NOSRAM LiPo 6000 1/10 x-treme race hardcase - 110C/55C - 7.4V


 NOSRAM stealth touch evolution


 NOSRAM power supply 13.8V / 20A