2022 1/10 IC & GT8 BRCA Nationals Round 3 Cotswold - Report

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2022 1/10 IC & GT8 BRCA Nationals Round 3 Cotswold - Here is what happened!

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Round 3 was held at the Cotswold Circuit. 

 

The committee organised a meeting for the 1/10 drivers who voted to go back to the previous format and run the 200mm Touring and 220mm GT cars separately.

Saturday was mainly sunny and dry but interspersed with a few showers. The track    

dried quickly allowing some morning open practice and timed practice heats in the

afternoon

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Sunday started with a short practice session for those drivers unable to attend on 

Saturday ,followed by four  rounds of qualifying heats.

 

 Intermittent short showers meant relying on luck to get a dry qualifying heat .

 

 

The final qualifying positions were as follows :

 

1/10 220mm GT

TQ  Richard K

2nd Richard Boult

3rd  Bailey Rice Draycot

 

GT8 Nitro

TQ  Matt Baker            

2nd  Adam Southgate                  

3rd  Louis Parker           

 

1/10 IC 200mm Touring 

TQ  Stefan Chodzynski                

2nd Matthew Cook                     

3rd  Byron Russell                   

 

GT8 Electric 

TQ  Alex Thurston 

2nd  Craig Woods

3rd  Glyn Beal

 

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the BRCA the meeting was attended by Alan Leighton BRCA Pro who gave out cupcakes to all the members and later presented the trophies. 

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Evolution of the 1/10 IC circuit car over the past few years :

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Long serving member Walt Bailey 80+ and still going strong !

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Finals:

B Final 1/10 220mm GT

Pole position Ian Arkell led from the start before mechanical issues dropped him down. Same for the other drivers apart from Adz and Freddie who had close battle with Adz winning by just one lap.

1st Adz Mughal       (Serpent)

2nd Freddie Parker                            

3rd Ian Arkell    (Serpent)      

B Final 220mm GT

A Final 1/10 220mm GT 

 

Richard K led off with Richard Boult and Bailey in hot pursuit. Richard had a flame out allowing Bailey through with Boulty just behind. Bailey eventually won by 2 laps. Daniel Chilvers drove a very steady race  and took advantage late on with Richard K on the grass to take a well deserved first A final podium and only 8 seconds behind Boulty. 

1st Bailey Rice Draycot (X-ray)

2nd Richard Boult (X-ray)

3rd.    Daniel Chilvers (X-ray)

A Final 220mm GT

A Final GT8 Nitro

 

This was the closest and most exciting final of the weekend with the top three qualifiers repeatedly changing positions with the result in doubt right down to the final minutes. Eventually Adam won by 12 seconds from Matt with Louis just a few seconds back. 

1st Adam Southgate (X-ray)

2nd Matt Baker

3rd Louis Parker

A Final GT8 Nitro

A Final 200mm Touring 

TQ Stefan completely dominated from start to finish eventually winning by eleven laps from second placed Jon Withington. Steven Brooke held third until late on when a collision allowed Dev to go ahead and finish just 10 seconds ahead.

 

1st  Stefan Chodzynski (Capricorn)

2nd Jonathan Withington (X-ray)

3rd  Devendra Mahatme (Serpent)

A Final 200mm touring

A Final GT8 Electric 

Alex Thurston again dominated all three legs with good competition between the other drivers. Craig Woods seemed very quick but reliability issues ended his challenge for the podium with Glyn just ahead of “Mr B “ (according to his bodyshell ! )

 

1st Alex Thurston (Capricorn) 

2nd Glyn Beal (Capricorn)

3rd Paul Bellinger (Serpent)

A Final GT8E

Another enjoyable race weekend. Thanks to the Cotswold club for presenting the track in great condition and providing first class pit facilities.  A special mention to Muriel Russell who worked tirelessly all weekend in race control to make the meeting run smoothly and to time. The next round is at the tight challenging Colchester circuit on the weekend of the 6th and 7th August .