1/10 IC & GT8 BRCA Nationals 2021 Round 3 Colchester - Report

10th IC Circuit

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The 3rd National of the 2021 season took place at the twisty Colchester circuit on the 17th and 18th July. As usual the local club presented a smart organised circuit and pit area . Blazing sunshine greeted the drivers on Saturday with a good entry.There was plenty of time for testing and set up throughout the day with both open and timed heats practice sessions. Nice also to see some new faces at a national meeting.

Colchester 2

Sunday morning started out warmer that the  previous day with temperatures predicted to top 30 degrees ! 

Colchester 3

In qualifying 200mm Touring young Thomas Gil was in the mix with James Conolly , Stefan Chodzynski and of course championship leader Alex Thurston. GT8 was topsy turvy each round between Glyn Beal, Adam Southgate and Mark Green. 220mm GT was very competitive with  several of the local drivers pushing Richard K with the top nine all on 16 laps.A special mention for  third fastest Daniel Chilvers returning to the sport after several years away. Welcome back ! 

 

At the end of qualifying the standings were as follows : 

Colchester 4

 

GT8 Nitro        

1st      Mark Green TQ

2nd.    Glyn Beal

3rd.    Adam Southgate 

 Colchester 5

 

200mm Touring    

1st.      Alex Thurston TQ

2nd     Stefan Chodzynski

3rd.     James Conolly

 

220mm GT.        

1st.      Ryszard Kozakiewicz

2nd.    Byron Russell

3rd.     Daniel Chilvers

Colchester 6

 

Finals:

B Final GT8

1st Pete Yaffia (Serpent)

2nd Ian Hartill.(Serpent) 

 Colchester 7 GT8

 

B Final 220mm GT

 

A close battle between Phil Edwards and Jim Beesley with Phil taking it by one lap with Aaron Russell in third.

1st Phil Edwards (Serpent)

2nd Jim Beesley (Serpent)

3rd Aaron Russell. (Serpent) 

 Colchester 8 B 220 GT

 

 

A Final 200mm Touring

 

Dominated from start to finish by Alex Thurston but a close tussle for the podium between Thomas Gil ,James and Stefan with James and Stefan both finishing on 109 laps , with James taking it by just  32 hundredths of a second !

 

1st Alex Thurston.            (Capricorn)

2nd James Conolly          (Capricorn)

3rd Stefan Chodzynski.   (Capricorn)

Colchester 9 A 200mm Touring

 

A Final GT8

 

TQ Mark Green led from start to finish . Glyn Beal and Adam Southgate resumed their personal battle for second with Adam  coming through with a strong finish . 

1st Mark Green              (Serpent)   

2nd Adam Southgate     (Serpent)

3rd.    Glyn Beal.             (iGT8)

Colchester 10 A GT8

 

A Final 220mm GT

 

Very competitive from the beginning with Craig White, Byron Russell and Richard      K all leading at times. Craig had mechanical issues retiring with Richard K in the lead. Byron  took the lead when Richard’s rear belt failed. Local driver Jamie Goodall was chasing hard as was the consistent Richard Boult. Despite  a flame out Byron held on from Jamie with “Boulty” taking a hard earned podium finish. 

1st Byron Russell.       (Serpent)

2nd Jamie Goodall (Serpent)

3rd Richard Boult (Capricorn) 

 Colchester 11 A 220 GT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Another friendly enjoyable race meeting . Thanks to the Colchester Club for making everything run smoothly. The next round switches to the opposite end of the country in August at the ultra fast Mendip Raceway near Weston-Super-Mare.