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The BRCA 1/12th Circuit Section is pleased to announce its calendar of events for the 2018/19 National Championships for 1/12th scale electric LMP cars and 1/10th scale WGT-R cars.
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 together with a new one at North West Raceway on The Wirral
Classes and notes
LMP classes for this year will be 13.5 Stock on Saturday, Sports and Modified on Sunday.
The Stock class will be run on a Formula basis. Qualifying heats will run as previously however Finals will be split into F1, F2 and F3. Drivers will be assigned their Formulas based upon ratings at the styart of the season, subject to scrutiny by the committee. Drivers with ratings near the break points will have the opportunity to choose their formula.
The Modified class will again be for motors with a 6.5T lower limit. All classes will use zero-timing (blinky) speed controllers from the list current at the date of each event.
The National Championship will be for Stock and Modified – with separate awards for F2, F3 and Sport.
A WGT-R National Championship series will run on Saturday, rules TBC. Drivers may enter the WGT-R class in addition to an LMP class subject to fulfilling marshalling duties.
Sundays will also offer a GT12 Cup series aimed at providing local drivers with the opportunity to experience a 1/12th Scale national event at first hand.
The racing will follow the normal format used for 1/12th circuit nationals (subject to time constraints)
You can view the current rules here:
The BRCA GT Section are pleased to announced its calendar of events for the 2018 - 2019 National championship for GT12.
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.
Rounds 1 & 2 | November 3rd & 4th | Eastbourne
Rounds 3 & 4 | January 5th & 6th | Sheffield RC Racing
Rounds 5 & 6 | March 9th & 10th | North West RC Raceway
– GT12 (for cars running 1S LiPo batteries, 13.5 turn brushless motors and approved ‘blinky’ speed controllers)
All motors and batteries must be from the BRCA Homologation lists in force at the date of each event
– GT Mini Cup (2WD) (for cars running 2S LiPo batteries, Team Powers Iconic / CWIC brushed motor and approved ‘blinky’ speed controllers)
– GT Mini Cup (4WD) (for cars running 2S LiPo batteries, 17.5 turn brushless motors and approved ‘blinky’ speed controllers)
The GT Mini Cup support classes are intened to be run by gentleman's rules initially with the following guidelines:
- 3mm minimum ride height
- 1250g minimum weight
- BRCA approved indoor additives only
- Open tyres provided they are commercially available and for Mini chassis's
- 2WD class to use any commercially Front Wheel drive Mini chassis
- 4WD class to use any commercially available 4 wheel drive Mini chassis
- Have fun!
- If you do not have a Team Powers brushed motor but want to race in the 2WD Mini class please get in contact with the GT Committee as we may be able to help
The GT12 Finals will be run on a Formula basis. Qualifying heats will run as previously however Finals will be split into GT1, GT2 & GT3. 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 points will have the opportunity to choose their formula.
we are pleased to announce Junior GT12 entries are half price, Juniors are classed as under 16 before the season starts.
The 2019 National championship details are below.
The championship will be contested over 5 outdoor rounds on tarmac, attending many of the best outdoor tracks in the UK.
13.5 Blinky Touring13.5t motors.‘Blinky’ ESCs (no boost or turbo).
Modified TouringAny BRCA approved motor.‘Open’ ESCs (boost and turbo are allowed).
Sweep 34 BRCA pre-glued slick tyres. Max 2 sets per meeting.Shimizu XG-RAIN pre-glued wet tyres. Max 2 sets per meeting.Maximum lipo voltage of 8.40v. Lipos must be charged and discharged in closed lipo sacks. Charging must be balanced, and at no more than the maximum charge rate advised by the manufacturer.Motors, lipos and bodyshells must be on the relevant BRCA approved lists.Full 2019 rules are here and Motor/Lipo lists are here.
Optional practice on Saturday in heats.1 round of timed practice on Sunday morning, in heats.4 rounds of Round-By-Round qualifying. Your best 2 round positions are added together to give your overall qualifying position.2 rounds of finals, with trophies for the top 3 overall in each final, plus TQ and top juniors.
Each final counts as a separate championship score, with the A-final winner receiving 150 points, second 149 etc.
This gives 10 scores in total, with 6 to count (i.e. you must do at least 3 meetings to qualify for championship trophies).
£16 entry fee. Additional £5 for Saturday practice (paid in cash to the club).
Half price entry for all juniors! (16 or under on the meeting date). Please use the Under-13 or Under-17 button when entering to receive your discount. Juniors must book each event separately to receive a discount for each one.
Booking closes at 12 noon the Sunday before the event. At this time the number of finals will be fixed, and booking will reopen to fill any remaining spaces (e.g. 56 cars gives 6 finals, and there will be 4 spaces remaining).
We don't use reserve lists.
Start checking the Facebook group and this page a couple of weeks before the event; this is when people start cancelling and spaces become available. We've had 10+ people cancel before, so there's usually a good chance of getting in.
You can cancel your entry here on the BRCA website until 7 days before the meeting. Click on the event below and you should have a Cancel option.
In the week before the meeting, please email [email protected] to cancel your entry.
The BRCA 10th Off-Road Section are pleased to announce the Calendar for the 2019 season.
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 offers the opportunity to race against and learn from some of the country’s best drivers.
Racing will be run over two days; Saturday and Sunday. With 2 Wheel Drive on the Saturday and 4WD on the Sunday.
How To Enter:
Paper entry form: 2019 National Entry Form
Conditions of Entry – Please Read Carefully!
Entries will only be accepted on the official BRCA Entry Form or Website Entry System. (Photocopies or scans are acceptable)
Please note that the following are NOT acceptable:-
The 2019 National Championship permits only two types of tyre for the rear axle at each event. Compound and quantity used is not restricted. Front tyres are a free choice.
The permitted rear tyres at 2019 BRCA Off-Road National Championship events are :-
Rules: 2019 1/10 Off-Road Rules v1
This year’s championship will be contested over 8 rounds at purpose built circuits with each driver’s best 5 points scores counting towards there final championship position. Back by popular demand is the two day British Open meeting which is run jointly with the 1/8th section and for 2018 will be a points scoring event.
Round 1 - Adur - 28th April
Round 2 - Mendip - 19th May
Round 3 - Halifax - 9th June
Round 4 - Colchester - 23rd June
Round 5 - Wombwell - 28th July
Round 6 - British Open - Halifax - 25th/26th August
Round 7 - Cotswold - 15th September
Round 8 - Brookland - 13th October
This year the two race classes of 200mm, 220mm. With GT8 Nitro and GT8 Electric running as support classes
200mm - 20 Places available
220mm - 40 Places available
GT8 Nitro - 20 Places available
GT8 Electric - 20 Places available
The race fee is £20 per event per class.
Open practice with booking in at 1pm
Heat practice session (track dependent) followed by four round of 5 minute FTD qualifying and A-Z finals for all competitors. British Open / GP format will differ from this.
The BRCA Truggy Section are pleased to announce the changes for the 2019 series
The championships will be contested over 5 outdoor rounds on off road surfaces, with each driver’s best 3 scores counting towards their final placing in the series. During the season we will visit several of the established venues, but also a couple of new ones. The venues have been chosen based on their geographic spread, the level of their track and facilities, their previous track record of hosting similar events and of course the feedback we have received from our competitors from last year.
Round 1 - 28th April 2019 @ Herts Nitro
Round 2 - 9nd June 2019 @ North West Nitro
Round 3 - 30th June 2019 @ Brookthorpe Model Car Club
Round 4 - 14th July 2019 @ East Shrewsbury
Round 5 - 18th August 2019 @ Slough
Truggy 1/8th Nitro
Truggy 1/8th Electric
Meeting Format And Race Times
2x Rounds of timed practice in heats for both classes. However the committee can drop a round of practice if larger numbers attending or bad weather ext
3x Rounds of qualifying with the best 2 to count
Qualifying times for E-Buggy is 6 minutes will a 1 minute rolling start
Qualifying times for Truggy is 5 minute heats with a 2 minute warm up
All finals for E-Buggy will be 15 minutes in multiples of 10 with 4 to bump up
For Truggy Finals B and downwards are 18 minutes with the A Final being 30 minutes - All finals will again be in multiples of the 10 with the top four to bump up
Please note if numbers are large timed practice may be cut down to a single round or no rounds.
£15 entry fee for each entry, There will be no discount for double class entry
Booking closes at 10pm on the day before the event
Entries will open in the new year. Please note that payment for the entries will be taken at the same time as the booking
To enter simple make sure you are logged in to your account. Add the events you wish to enter in to your basket. Then simple pay for them at the end.
When adding events please make sure you add the correct event with the correct class you wish to enter.
The championships will be contested over 5 outdoor rounds on off road surfaces, with each driver’s best 4 scores counting towards their final placing in the series. During the season we will visit several of the established venues, but also a couple of new ones. The venues have been chosen based on their geographic spread, the level of their track and facilities, their previous track record of hosting similar events and of course the feedback we have received from our competitors from last year.
Buggy 1/8 Nitro
Booking in will open for all events on Saturday 5th January at 9am.
Please note: The following events will be capped at 126 entries. The events are showing 200 spaces to allow for reserves.
When enterting these events please make sure you fill out all the information correctly and if you are entering all events please make sure you click the correct discount setting at the bottom of the registration form to get the correct price.
If you are Junior again please ensure that you select the correct discount setting on the registration form.
To enter 1 event click 'Enter' and then complete your details. To enter multiple events click 'Enter' for your first event and then 'Add more events'. Once you have added all the events you would like to enter 'Go to checkout' and complete your entry details.
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.
Entry will be open soon at the events page.
The BRCA LSOR Section are pleased to announced its calendar of events for its 2019 National championship.
The championships will be contested over 8 rounds across Astroturf and dirt tracks, with each driver’s best 5 scores counting towards their final placing in the series. During the season we will be visiting several of our established venues along with some of our newer ones too whilst covering the North, South, East and West of the UK.
Due to the popularity of our series in 2019 we will be once again running one of our three qualification rounds on Saturday afternoon to ensure 10 minute heats and our 30 minutes class finals can be executed.
March 30/31st LSOR National Round 1 Nene Valley Raceway, Northamptonshire*
April 20/21st LSOR National Round 2 Ebberston RC Track, Yorkshire
May 25/26th LSOR National Round 3 Lincolnshire Radio CCC
June 15/16th LSOR National Round 4 Pickering RC Track, Yorkshire
July 06/07th LSOR National Round 5 MMR Raceway, Wiltshire
August 17/18th LSOR National Round 6 Pickering RC Track, Yorkshire
September 14/15th LSOR National Round 7 Lincolnshire Radio CCC
October 12/13th LSOR National Round 8 Nene Valley Raceway, Northamptonshire
Classes The series will continue to welcome all types of large scale off road vehicles and retains its race classes from previous seasons, which are :-
– Large Scale Off Road 2 Wheel Drive Buggy Class (for 2 wheel drive buggies with a max engine cc of 26cc and compliant to our construction rules, see 2018 section agm minutes for any changes for 2019) – Large Scale Off Road 4 Wheel Drive Buggy Class (for 4 wheel drive buggies with a max engine cc of 30cc and compliant to our construction rules, see 2018 section agm minutes for any changes for 2019) – Large Scale Off Road Short Course Class (for 2 & 4 wheel drive short course trucks with a max engine cc of 30cc and compliant to our construction rules, see 2018 section agm minutes for any changes for any changes for 2019)Our 2019 handbook is currenlty at the printers but will be available electronically ahead of the first round via this website.
Our national championship awards 3 titles in each class, a junior title (must be <=16 at the opening round), a clubman title (excludes those drives classified by the section as national drivers) and a national title open to all.
* for Round 1 you may find a nice bonus from the section if you book and pay online. You can race for as little as £2.5 if you are a junior or £10 if a little older :), these reductions will not be offered trackside on the day. Please select the Rnd 1 paypal option if you want to take advantage of the sections offer of a reduced race fee for round 1.
For 2019 booking in we have modified the multiple event option to enable you to select which events you will be entering and the price is calculated accordingly. Again please ensure you register for the right event. If you need to book further events due to a change in circumstances then these will need to be done via the single events\round. We hope this makes it easiler for you to book in.
Please note that due to the popularity of our series we have instigated the waiting list option with priority given to those drivers who have paid for their events.
To enter any of our 2019 National race meetings below PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE LOGGED IN WITH YOUR BRCA ACCOUNT and have renewed your membership for the race season.
BRCA Bike National Series 2019
Find below the dates and tracks for the 2019 BRCA Bike Series.
The championship will consist of 5 meetings, each meeting will contribute 2 scoring rounds (Finals, with 4 rounds to count towards the championship. This means your best 8 finals count and your lowest 2 are dropped.
Each meeting will have 4 rounds of qualifying with an 8 minute duration and 2 Finals of 10 minutes duration. The qualifying runs are based on your best 3 consecutive laps. Finals are a straight race based on qualifying position.
The classes we run are SuperStock (Moto2), SuperBike (MotoGPe), Nitro (MotoGPn) and Sidecars. All electric classes will run to the BRCA EB motor and LiPo current Lists at all BRCA rounds.
All class and racing rules are available on the “BRCA website – Bike Section”
Entry is through BRCA booking page.
The entry is £25 for each meeting regardless of classes entered.
27/28th April - Round 1 + 2 - Wombwell
25/26th May - Round 3 + 4 - Adur
22/23rd June - Round 5 + 6 - Cotswolds
27/28th July - Round 7 + 8 - Halifax
7/8th September - Round 9 + 10 - Mendip
17/18th August – Cotswold GP – Dez Chand Memorial - Cotswold
Saturday - Open practice day
Sunday - Quick practice first thing then straight into qualifying and finals.
Health & Safety
A Risk Assessment will be completed prior to the start of each meeting and sent to the Vice Chairman of the BRCA All members MUST use a LiPo sack during charging of lithium based batteries and all charge rates must comply with BRCA general rules. All Marshalls must be on their marshal point, wearing a Hi-Viz jacket, before the start of each Heat/Final. Any member not able to marshal must provide a suitable replacement to cover their point. The race director has the full responsibility for the running of the meeting and all activity at the track.