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Bedford hosted the sixth and final round of this successful series.

The 12th Circuit Section is pleased to announce the GT10 National Championship. 

The 12th Circuit Section is pleased to announce the GT12 Cup Series. 

The BRCA GT committee are delighted to announce the dates for the 2018 GT12 National season.

Norwich welcomed racers to new venue

The series moved onto Papworth.

Silverstone RCMCC, Schumacher Racing and XFactory UK are pleased to announce the British Off Road Grand Prix 2018. It will be held between the 12th and 14th January 2018 at the Centre:MK shopping centre in Milton Keynes. This unique venue allows members of the public the chance to see a world class event up close. its sure to be a fantastic event.

The BRCA 10th Circuit committee would like to announce that the current GRP tyres will again be used for the upcoming 2017/18 season.

After the success of the British Open GP, the 1/10th IC National series would see Round 7 hosted just two weeks later at the Halifax Track.

For the 2017 season, Round 6 of the 1/10th IC National Series was run alongside the British Open GP.

The final round of the WRCA Race report - click read more to find out more what happened! 

The latest round of the 1/10th IC National series took place at the Mendip circuit in the South of England.

Round 8 of the championship saw drivers travel to the Wombwell circuit for the second time this year.

BRCA 8th Circuit Cotswold Round 9,  October 7th and 8th 2017 Timetable

The first round of the 2018 AWS was held at Ledbury, Click read more to find out more

The Final round of the BRCA Rallycross Championsips took place at Slough recently and here is how it all panned out...

Booking in for the AWS 2018 is now live on the BRCA entry system. Click read more to find out how and more information about this popular series

Tim and Nicola's big day, Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Wood from all your RC friends.

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Mendip 2017: words Scott Adderson, photos Neal Vater

The final of this year's series was held at the flowing track at Mendip, with a variable forecast meaning the potential for puddle-jumping on what is otherwise a very fast track.

Several people travelled down on Saturday for paractice, taking full advantage of the dry afternoon to get their bikes set up and get some track time, with the remaining arriving Sunday morning.

Race day was dry but overcast, with overnight rain making for a damp track for the first round, with people taking it carefully on wet-compound tyres and limited lean angles. The best tyres to be using at this point were PMT R1's, with new ones definately having an advantage.

By Round Two, however, a drying track allowed people to push a little harder and the lean angles were dropping along with the lap times for those brave enough to risk it. For Round Three, most had switched to a full dry setup, with Roadie B3's being a good tyre choice and allowing a decent lean angle for maximum performance. The qualifying times dropped each round, with most people doing their best run in round four.

What was interesting to note in 17.5 stock, was how close the speed was of all the bikes down the back straight, regardless of motor or gearing. In particular, Peter Vater and Darren Johnson were marginally slower than most on the straight, peaking out early where others were still accellerating, but managing to carry more speed than most into the infield.

After Qualifying, the first round of finals was held in the dry, with Darren keeping his nerve over a hard-fought Stock A-final to take the win from Peter Vater, and the overall Championship win for 2017. It was a superb race to watch, with the two lead bikes never far apart, but Darren making one less mistake than Peter over the 10 minute race.

In the second round, the Stock B final was held in the dry, with rain starting in the closing seconds, which then developed into a torrential downpour for the second A final. After a 15-minute pause for the clouds to pass and the rain abate, then another 10 minutes to brush and pump the excess water from the track, the finals were resumed.

Now with full wet set-up, Steve Leake took the early lead, being closely following by Peter and Darren. A couple of mistakes in the slippery conditions in the opening laps saw Darren drop back a little, leaving Steve and Peter close together at the front, until Peter managed to sneak past and pull out a modest lead. A few wobbles closed the top three at various points, but towards the end Darren was holding a steady 3rd place, with Steve catching Peter allowing for a last-lap lunge. Unfortunately for Steve, a small error released Peter to take a clear and well desrved win, taking second place in the Championship, with Steve and Darren taking the other two podium positions.

Three superbikes took to the track for their second A final, with another superb display of wet riding skills giving Gary Sims the win and the Championship, and Ken Gospel wrapped up the Nitro Championship with his RG.

Overall Positions for 2017:

Stock / Moto3 17.5:

1st Darren Johnson, 2nd Peter Vater, 3rd Gary Clarke

Superbike / MotoGPe:

1st Gary Sims, 2nd Matt Tims, 3rd Neal Vater

Nitro / MotoGPn:

1st Ken Gospel, 2nd James Casareto, 3rd Graham Clarke

With an increase in popularity outside of our normal stomping ground (Midlands & South Wales), the section decided it should try travelling a little further North this season, and with that our first National event of 2016/17 was held last weekend at MB Raceway near Leeds. 

Its that time of the year again where you get to have your say and shape the future of RC Car Racing, The AGM 2017 is on 29th October at JCB Academy starting at 9am, After the main AGM the section meetings will follow.

On the 22nd of January 2017 the AWS went to the southern club Ledbury Model Car Club