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The BRCA GT committee are delighted to announce the dates for the 2018 GT12 National season.
The BRCA 10th Circuit committee would like to announce that the current GRP tyres will again be used for the upcoming 2017/18 season.
The 2017 WEMSA World Championship took place at Lobith in Holland on Sunday 10th September where 50 drivers were booked in to race for the gold roof, 32 of which had made the trip over from England.
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
A change of venue for the event this year, Main AGM starts at 9am all members are encouraged to attend. Section AGM follows at around 10am
The Final round of the BRCA Rallycross Championsips took place at Slough recently and here is how it all panned out...
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.
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
Whilst we may be only a week away from Rnd 7 of the 2017 race season it is that time of year when we need to consider proposals for this years section AGM which is on the 29th October (Details on the venue are at the bottom of this post). In line with the 2017 BRCA LSOR section rules the 2017 section secretary needs all proposals so send them to email@example.com.
Norwich welcomed racers to new venue
The series moved onto Papworth.
Competition heats up in Cambridgeshire.
The BRCA 12th Circuit committee are delighted to announce the dates for the 2017/18 LMP12 National season.
Applications are invited from any clubs interested in hosting a GT12 National during the 2018 season.
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.
Race report from the WRCA Wales Championship. Click 'Read More' For the full scoop
Tim and Nicola's big day, Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Wood from all your RC friends.
As the racing season draws to a close its time for the annual BRCA AGM.
This year it is being held on 29th October at the JCB Academy Rocester Staffordshire ST14 5JX.
Race report from the forth round of the RallyX 2017 Nationals held at Pembrey Model Car Club in South Wales. Click read more to find out more!
The weather forecast for round 6 was mainly showers although nearly fifty drivers across the two classes made the trip to Wombwell, near Barnsley.
BRCA 1/10th IC - 200mm Round 8
10th IC Circuit National Series
BRCA 1/10th IC - 220mm Round 8
BRCA 1/10th IC - GT8 Round 8
AWS 2018 The Winter Nationals Round 1 (Buggy)
AWS 2018 The Winter Nationals
Ledbury Model Car Club
AWS 2018 The Winter Nationals Round 1 (Truggy)
Large Scale On Road Round 7 (Touring Car)
5th Circuit National Series
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