1/10 IC & GT8 BRCA Nationals 2021 Round 4 Mendip

10th IC Circuit

The 4th National of the 2021 season took place at the Mendip Raceway on the 14th and 15th August with a  reasonable entry despite the holiday season.

 

Drivers were treated to a dry Saturday with morning open practice and timed heats in the afternoon.It soon became clear that tyre wear on foams was high and that tyre management would play a part in the finals.

Sunday morning started out dry for the practice round and then mainly stayed dry but  interspersed  with an intermittent sprinkling of rain during the qualifying heats . 

 2 Mendip 

Mark Green in GT8 , Rob Scott in 200mm GT and Alex Thurston in 200mm Touring were all trying to cement their position as championship leaders in their respective classes.

 

After the last round of qualifying the positions were as follows:

 

 

 

GT8 Nitro        

1st. Mark Green TQ

2nd. Glyn Beal

3rd. Mathew Baker

 

220mm GT           

1st. Rob Scott TQ

2nd. Ryszard Kozakiewicz

3rd. Kris Pryke

 

200mm Touring     

1st.  Alex Thurston

2nd.   James Conolly

3rd.    Matthieu Dambrine

 

3 Mendip

 

Finals:

 

B Final GT8 Nitro

 

Ian Hartill was the only driver on the circuit for the whole race and cruised to win by 13 laps with Paul Dewsnap in second and Pete Yaffia completing the podium.

1st Ian Hartill (X-ray)

2nd Paul Dewsnap

3rd Pete Yaffia (Serpent)

 

 A Final GT8 Nitro

 

4 Mendip B Final iGT8Championship leader Mark Green dominated coming home 3 laps ahead of Glyn Beal , with Steve White claiming third to complete a podium of current or former national Champions!

 

1st Mark Green (Serpent)

2nd Glyn Beal (iGT8)

3rd Steve White (Serpent)

 5 Mendip A Final 220mm GT

 

A Final 220mm GT

 

Richard K took an early lead with Kris Pryke in second and Rob Scott chasing. Kris  dropped out with Bailey Rice Draycott  moving up to third. Richard’s pace dropped off as Rob Scott gradually caught up and passed Richard due his tyres wearing better.Bailey drove smoothly to keep the third place.

 

1st Rob Scott (Capricorn)

2nd Richard K    (Serpent)

3rd Bailey Rice Draycott.      (Serpent)

 

6 Mendip A 220mm GT

  

A Final 200mm Touring

 

 TQ Alex Thurston led from pole until a collision with one of the slower cars.James Conolly then took the lead with a consistent Matthieu Dambrine in third. Alex eventually clawed back the deficit to take the win to clinch the championship with two rounds to spare .James and Matthieu completed the podium.

 

1st Alex Thurston (Capricorn)

2nd James Conolly (Capricorn)

3rd Matthieu Dambrine (Serpent)

 

 7 Mendip a Final 200mm Touring

 

 

 

 

Another enjoyable race weekend. The next round is at the Wombwell circuit in South Yorkshire on the first weekend in September.