View Full Version : Team Ireland at the Euros Warmup 2012

23-09-2011, 01:19 PM
I know, I know! Seriously early to be taking about this.
The EFRA AGM is in January, and so far only one venue is proposed.


Its in Fehring, Austria. An hour from GRAZ and accessable with Ryanair via London Stansted @ approx 170 euro return.

So how many places wil we get for next year? 1,2,3 or more.

MiCk B.
23-09-2011, 01:58 PM
EFRA AGM is the first week-end in November, 6-8.
(See here: http://news.efra.ws/index.php?id=347)

So it's not really too early to be thinking about Euro places.

We apply for as many as we require. Then it all depending on how many places other countries want, places are allocated out.

Talk to me if you want to know how it all works.

MiCk B. :-)

07-11-2011, 10:32 AM
Dates have been confirmed.

9th - 14th July 2011 - in Fehring, Austria (google maps 46.939422,16.020641)

Ireland is applying for 3 places.

1. Derek McCloskey
2. William White
3. Michael Bolger

Hopefully we get all the places we need, but as nobody from Ireland attended the Euros last year, we are at the mercy of EFRA. We may only get 1 or 2 places.... fingers crossed for 3.

07-11-2011, 11:19 AM
AerLingus are having their annual sale on in January,
I suggest the driver(s) going books flights then.
There are direct flights from Dublin to Vienna, Fehring is about 2 hours drive from Vienna. I'll suss out car hire.

Fly in on 8th - Sunday morning, fly out the following 15th - Sunday morning.
Hauler bags can go from here to my Aunt's house in central Vienna.
Excess baggage on flights costs about the same as shipping the bags - but without any hassle or missing equipment and its tackable in insured.

07-11-2011, 01:57 PM
Minutes are out for the Efra AGM , looks like we got 3 places. Only 134 in 2wd and 122 4wd places looked for.

07-11-2011, 01:58 PM
Venue is confirmed for Austria

MiCk B.
07-11-2011, 02:56 PM
Excess baggage on flights costs about the same as shipping the bags - but without any hassle or missing equipment and its tackable in insured.

Shipping is much cheaper then excess baggage.

Excess is minimum 10 per kg.

It's shipping all the way for me!!

MiCk B. :-)

07-11-2011, 03:42 PM
Euros warmup is April 27/28

05-01-2012, 09:23 AM
Interesting thread for those traveling by plane to event this year


Best policy seems to be to put lipos (event two packs if they fit) into the cars and take them on as hand baggage.

03-02-2012, 10:48 AM
Just put my entry in for the warmup. You can pay at registration.

02-04-2012, 11:38 AM
Mick, Derek and myself are all now on the entry list...... but so far only 9 competitors.....:bored:

16-04-2012, 12:06 PM
Entries are getting bigger now for this at last.:thumbsup:

16-04-2012, 03:22 PM
Entries are getting bigger now for this at last.:thumbsup:

Yes, but very s l o w e l y . . .

17-04-2012, 08:36 AM
Entries close on the 19th...... thats only 2 days away.....
and there is only 20 drivers on the entry list so far....

We may be getting more practice that we expected :thumbsup:

18-04-2012, 11:51 AM
Long range forcast is giving a prolonged dry spell over the race weekend.....:thumbsup:

20-04-2012, 12:56 PM

24-04-2012, 02:55 PM
Entries closed yesterday and there's only 28 drivers......
So worst case scenario is that we all finish in the C Final :thumbsup:

25-04-2012, 10:35 AM


25-04-2012, 12:21 PM
Just like Ireland this weekend! :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

25-04-2012, 05:06 PM
I take it they arnt using the whole track

27-04-2012, 07:38 AM
We have wifi at the track, so will post photos on dublinmodelracing.com as I take them

27-04-2012, 12:44 PM
Derek goes 2nd fastest overall in timed practice round 2!!!
A clear run is proving more beneficial than a fast unconsistent laptimes

27-04-2012, 02:38 PM
Go Derek! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

28-04-2012, 08:57 AM
Just aboutto start finals

Derek A10
Will C1
Mick C5

Derek was 6th in the first A final practice session

28-04-2012, 09:22 AM
Great job guys :thumbsup:

28-04-2012, 09:57 AM
Derek was sitting in 7th in the first leg of the A until he broke a turnbuckle and retired -10th.

I broke the car on the warmup lap of the C final and didn't start!!! :thumbdown:

Mick finished 5th in the C final leg 1

ian h
28-04-2012, 11:02 AM
Well done lads!!!

28-04-2012, 12:21 PM
Derek and I failed to finish any of our finals - nightmare! so A10 and C7 respectively..

Mick finished C3

ian h
28-04-2012, 01:55 PM
Unlucky guys. Go get em in 4wd!

29-04-2012, 08:07 AM
After round 2 of 4wd qualifying

Will 9th overall
Derek 10th overall
Mick 19th overall

About 15 seconds off the pace

29-04-2012, 10:30 AM
a 10 and an 11 overall has left me B5, Derek B6 and Mick B9

Finals in an hour

29-04-2012, 12:23 PM
B final leg 1

Will 4th
Derek 6th
Mick 7th

It was like a demolition derby for the first lap!!

29-04-2012, 05:00 PM

After winning 4wd Migual Matius asked us about how to build a diff. He had been forced to rebuild his frint diff after every round. Mick showed him how and Miguel was delighted

29-04-2012, 05:09 PM
Good on ya Mick, I'm sure you charged him a fair price.....:woot::thumbsup:

29-04-2012, 07:46 PM
no better man than mick,great update lads welldone to all hopefully it will pay off for the euros:thumbsup:

02-05-2012, 02:24 PM
Video of the 3rd leg of the A-Final is here