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The BRCA 1/12th Circuit Section is pleased to announce its calendar of events for the 2019/20 National Championships for 1/12th scale electric LMP cars.

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The BRCA Nationals have earned a reputation for being a hugely competitive series with the friendliest and most welcoming atmosphere you will find. This is a series of events, open to drivers of all abilities, that offer the opportunity to race against and learn from some of the country’s best drivers.

The championships will be contested over six indoor rounds on carpet, with each driver’s best four scores counting towards their final placing in the series. Through the season we will visit some of our tried and trusted, favourite venues.

Calendar Dates

 1.   19th/ 20th October 2019  Eastbourne Electric Car Club, East Sussex 
 2.   16th / 17th November 2019   Dorset Model Car Racing Club, Poole  
 3.   7th / 8th December 2019  Tamworth Model Car Club, Tamworth 
 4.   25th / 26th January 2020   Chesterfield Auto Racing Club, Clay Cross
 5.   22nd / 23rd February 2020   Barley Mow Car Club, Chester le Street
 6.   21st / 22nd March 2020  Chesterfield Auto Racing Club, Clay Cross 

 

Classes and notes

LMP classes for this year will be 13.5 and 17.5 Stock on Saturday, Sports and Open on Sunday.

The 13.5 Stock class will be run on a Formula basis. Qualifying heats will run as previously however Finals will be split into F1 and F2, F3 drivers will run as F2. Drivers will be assigned their Formulas based upon ratings at the start of the season, subject to scrutiny by the committee. Drivers with ratings near the break point will have the opportunity to choose their formula. Formulas will be announced before th start of the season.

Although it is expected that it will be mainly F3 drivers who choose to run 17.5 ,any driver may enter the 17.5 Stock class

The Open class will have no lower motor limit and can run open speedos as per the rules for the Worlds.This is to allow drivers to practise with equipment in readiness for Milton Keynes. If the Worlds rules change before the event, then the National rules will alter to reflect that.

All other classes will use zero-timing (blinky) speed controllers from the list current at the date of each event.

Drivers may only enter for 1 class per day.

The National Championships will be for 13.5 Stock, 17.5 stock and Open – with separate awards for F2 and Sport.

 

Saturdays

  • 1/12th Scale 13.5 Stock Class (for cars running 1S LiPo batteries, 13.5 turn brushless motors and approved ‘blinky’ speed controllers)
  • 1/12th Scale 17.5 Stock Class (for cars running 1S LiPo batteries, 17.5 turn brushless motors and approved ‘blinky’ speed controllers)

Sundays

  • 1/12th Scale Open Class (for cars running 1S LiPo batteries, any brushless motor and any speed controllers)
  • 1/12th Scale 13.5 Sport Class (for cars running 1S LiPo batteries, 13.5 turn brushless motors and approved ‘blinky’ speed controllers)

 

Format

The racing will follow the normal format used for 1/12th circuit nationals (subject to time constraints)

  • 1 round of controlled practice run in heats
  • 4 rounds of qualifying
  • 1 leg of finals

You can view the current rules here:

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The BRCA GT Section are pleased to announced its calendar of events for the 2019 - 20 National championship for GT12 and GT10.

The championships will be contested over 6 indoor rounds on carpet, held over 3 weekends with each driver’s best 4 scores counting towards their final placing in the series, with separate GT1, GT2, GT3, Junior and Senior championship tables based on your eligibility for each class.

 

Calendar Dates

Rounds 1 & 2 | September 28th & 29th | Eastbourne Electric Car Club

Rounds 3 & 4 | February 8th & 9th | Sheffield RC Racing

Rounds 5 & 6 | March 7th & 8th | CARS - Chesterfield Auto Racing Society

 

Classes 

– GT12 (for cars running 1S LiPo batteries, 13.5 turn brushless motors and approved ‘blinky’ speed controllers)

– GT10 (for cars running 1S LiPo batteries, 10.5 turn brushless motors and open timing speed controllers)

All motors and batteries must be from the BRCA Homologation lists in force at the date of each event

 

Finals & Championships

This season we return back to the traditional format of finals sorted by on the day overall qualifying positions with individual points earnt from your overall finishing position.

For GT12 a separate GT1, GT2 and GT3 championship will be calculated from the overall points table in addition to a Junior (under 16 at the start of the season) and Senior (over 50 at the start of the season) championship.

GT10 will run as one championship for it's return as a national class on foam tyres and open speedos.

 

Construction Rules

For the latest construction rules please see the GT Circuit Documents section here.

For GT12 see the latest " BRCA GT12 Construction Rules v#.# 20##/20## " file

*The committee is currently building a front suspension test rig to approve front ends to a set standard, the approved front end list will be published shortly*

For GT10 see the latest " BRCA GT10 ConstructionRules v#.# 20##-## " file

*GT10 will run to it's traditional GT2 electronics format with foam tyres*

 

Procedural & Tyre Additive Rules

For the latest procedural & tyre additive rules please see the GT Circuit Documents section here.

For all classes see the latest " BRCA 12th Circuit Procedural Rules v#.# " & " Allowed Additive List v#.# 20## " files

 

Driver Gradings

For this season's and previous season's driver's gradings please see the GT Circuit Results section here.

Gradings will be published and updated as the season progresses.

 

Results

For this season's and previous season's results please see the GT Circuit Results section here.

Results will be published and updated as the season progresses.

 

Entering

Entry is done only via the BRCA site from the below links.

Entries will be open around the first weekend of July 2019.

Entries will close at 6pm on the Monday before the event to allow the GT Committee and the clubs enough time to finalise heats and trophies.

You require a BRCA Competition Licence to enter these events.

Please enter your date of birth correctly so that your eligibility in the junior or senior championship can be checked.

We are pleased to announce Junior GT12 entries are half price, Juniors are classed as under 16 before the season starts.

 

Reserve Lists

We will operate an automatic reserve list, when a space becomes available places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please only contact [email protected] regarding event entries to save confusion.

 

Cancelling & Refunds

You can cancel your entry from your BRCA event page upto midnight on the Thursday before the event

Refunds will be processed after the event as this is now the BRCA policy.

Please only contact [email protected] regarding event entries to save confusion.

 

Typical Timetable

8:00am Doors Open

8:30am Drivers Briefing

9:00am Timed practice begins

10:30am Qualifying Begins

3:30pm Qualifying Finish & Finals Heats Sorted

3:50pm Finals Start

5:10pm Finals Finish

5:30pm Trophy Presentation

6:00pm End of Meeting

 

Transponders

Please enter your correct transponder number when registering and not type "1234567" ,etc just to fill in the required box.

You can add your transponder number after you have registered from your events page.

We will not chase you for your transponder number, it is your responsibility to ensure the race director / race computer has your transponder number entered to count your lap times.

Please be aware of duplicate transponder numbers from cloned transponders.

 

Questions & Queries

Please email [email protected] or contact your GT Committee for any entry queries.

 

We hope to see you at the track!

The BRCA 1/10th Electric Circuit Section is pleased to announce its calendar of events for the BRCA Formula 1 Indoor Nationals 2019/20.

This is a series open to Formula 1 drivers of all abilities, that offers the opportunity to race against and learn from some of the country’s best drivers.

The championship will be contested over 5 indoor rounds on carpet.

Calendar Dates

 Round 1:

 CARS (Chesterfield)

 Sunday 1st December
 Round 2:

 MB Raceway

 Sunday 22nd December
 Round 3:

  Sheffield RC

 Sunday 5th January
 Round 4:  Hinckley RCCC

Saturday 15th February

Round 5: TRRAC (Tamworth)

 Saturday 28th March

Rules

  • 21.5T motor, 'Blinky' ESC with 2S Lipo.
  • 1050g minimum weight.
  • 4mm minimum ride height.
  • Maximum lipo voltage of 8.40v. Lipos must be balanced charged and discharged in closed lipo sacks at no more than the maximum charge rate advised by the manufacturer.
  • Motors, lipos, ‘blinky’ ESCs, addatives and Formula 1 bodies must all be on the relevant BRCA approved lists
  • Schumacher Formula Control Tyre, part numbers TBC. Tyres must retain the sticker and dot for inspection.
  • Tyre warmers are not allowed.
  • Full 10th EC 2019 rules are here

 

Meeting Format (subject to time and venue constraints)

  • Max 8 car heats and finals
  • 1 round of controlled practice run in heats
  • 3 rounds of qualifying (round by round) 2 best scores to count
  • 2 leg finals

 

Championship Points

Each final counts as a separate championship score, with the A-final winner receiving 150 points, second 149 etc. This gives a possible 10 scores with 6 to count (you must do at least 3 meetings to qualify for a championship position).

 

Entry Details

£11 entry fee. Booking closes at 20:00 the Thursday before the event. The event start times are Doors open times, drivers briefing and racing will typically be 1 hour after that but more detailed event info will be emailed to competitors on the Thursday evening.

 

Reserve Lists

There will be no reserve lists. If any entries become available they will be posted of the F1 facebook page and can be booked via the BRCA site on a first come first served basis.

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The BRCA 1/8th Circuit Section are pleased to announce its calendar of events for the 2019 National championship for 8th scale racing. The championships will be contested over 9 outdoor rounds on tarmac, with each driver’s best 6 scores counting towards their final placing in the series.

This includes the British Open race which is a points scoring meeting again and combined with the 1/10 IC Section. We will visit the Brookland circuit in Kent twice, Halifax in West Yorkshire twice, the Cotswold circuit for a double header over the May bank holiday and other favourites such as Mendip near Weston Super mare, Adur (Shoreham by Sea) and Wombwell near Barnsley. Entry fees are to be paid online prior to the meeting.

BRCA 1:8th Circuit Calendar 2019 

(Best 6 rounds to count from the 9 meetings)

Round 1 – 7th April Brookland

Round 2 – 5th May Halifax 

Round 3 & 4 – 26th-27th May Cotswold (Bank Holiday Monday)

Round 5 – 16th June Adur 

Round 6 – 14th July Mendip 

Round 7 – 4th August Brookland 

Round 8 – 25th and 26th August British OPEN Halifax 

Round 9 – 22nd September Wombwell 

Section Conference PROVISIONAL date Sat 24th August 16:00hrs Halifax. 

All of the above dates and venues have now been confirmed.

Please join the section’s Facebook page for more news, photos, and gossip. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/176570689027166/

Entry will be open soon at the events page.

Classes:

  • Nitro Class: 3.5cc two stroke engines
  • Electric Class: batteries up to maximum of 4s (14.8 volts), motor and speed controller combination recommended retail price (RRP) of up to £325 including all taxes. The motor must have a 5mm pinion shaft

Meeting format:

  • Saturday - optional practice
  • Sunday - practice, 4 rounds of qualifying and then finals

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