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R/C Bikes provide something a little different from the usual car racing. They look fantastic on the track, with extreme lean angles, power slides and wheelies. Weighing in around 2Kg and reaching speeds in excess of 70kph they offer an amazing spectacle in any weather, wet or dry you will see them battling for every inch of tarmac.

Piloting a 1/5th bike is an acquired skill, as is setting one up to be on the pace of the leaders, but that is the main attraction. Many RC Bikers are real bikers, some are even ex-racers still looking for the ultimate thrill but with that extra safety factor!

Electric bikes use much the same equipment as the Electric cars, but there are less rules - essentially the MotoGP-e class has no rules other than that the bike must use a 7.4V battery pack, whilst the Moto2/3 class stipulates the use of a 17.5T brushless motor (in ‘blinky’ mode) or Mardave G2 brushed motor. The difference between Moto2 and Moto3 is the rear wheel - Moto3 uses the same size wheel front and rear, whilst Moto2 uses a larger, MotoGP-e sized wheel. Nitro (MotoGP-n) bikes can use any engine size(!), whilst Sidecars are electric, and again utilise the Mardave G2 brushed motor.

For up-to-date and detailed information, the best option is to have a chat with our bike racers at your club who will give you all the info you need to get started in bikes.

 

Race Report Peter Vater - Photographs Ian Billett

Saturday

We arrived at the Adur track mid day Saturday the weather was damp and windy but there was a few bikes out on track braving the conditions . As the afternoon went on the weather started to get better and the track started to get busy . Right from the off you could see that the FF01 bikes of Gary Clarke and Peter Vater was putting in some fast lap times and looking like bike to beat.

Results Index


Here are all the results from this year and some previous years. Some early ones are missing as they are in HTML format, I'm working on changing those so I can upload.
Please click the link below to go to the relevant result/year. Depending on your browser it might download the 'linked pdfs' or display them in a browser window. Both ways will work fine.

Report by Martin Woodcock and Pictures/Captions by Andy Carless

Aldershot in Surrey hosted round three of the 2017 championship. Saturday practice was well attended with riders getting used to the updated track layout. Lap times were about a second longer with the modified chicane more twisty. Aldershot is so rewarding if you keep a tight racing line.

Main Report by Simon Lancaster, Nitro Report by Fred Martin and Pictures/Captions by Andy Carless
 
Round two of the RC Bike National was held at the always popular and well turned out Cotswolds track. Again we were lucky with the weather, with both Saturday and Sunday staying dry and sunny.

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