Scottish GT Regionals RD 4 LRCCC

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Simpson and Duthie win Scottish Championships. 

 

Track

The fourth and final round of the 2019 BRCA Scottish GT Regional’s took place last weekend at Lothian Radio Control Car Club. The club has invested heavily this year with a new carpet and track markers giving the racers the best possible race experience. A fast flowing track was laid out and with a grip line established early on a great days racing was had by all.

Qualifying would see this year’s Champion John Simpson take control and he was the only person to record 35 laps. The next three cars just missed the 35 laps and were split by 3 tenths of a second. James Eaves claiming the second place spot from Kenneth Rogers in third and Andrew Edwards fourth. The battle for the final places in the A final had been close all day with David Bruce lining up fifth and Fraser Leslie claiming the last spot with a great final qualifying run.

Finals were run over three legs with two legs counting. In leg one the first four cars formed a train and were racing hard covered by two seconds for the whole race with the gaps ebbing and flowing as each driver tried to attack and then had to defend. John led the train home with James second and a slight touch of a corner on the penultimate lap by Kenneth allowed Andrew through into third. In leg two James had found some extra pace and made a pass on John and kept the lead to take the second leg from John. Kenneth would keep third place this time with Andrew fourth. It was all to play for in the final leg and James and John raced away at the front. Contact between Kenneth and Andrew would drop them back down the field. It would all come down to the final lap with James and John swapping places three times before James claimed the win by the smallest margin at the line. That would give James the overall win with John in second and Andrew third. The battle for fifth and sixth was equally hard fought with David and Fraser racing hard taking a leg each before a win in the final leg would decide the positions in Fraser’s favour.

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Round 4 Tech Sheet

The B final would see Justin Clegg line up in pole from Bryan Thomson and John Gray. Bryan was unable to start the finals and Justin put the gap on the grid to good use taking three tone to tone wins to win the B final in commanding fashion. John Gray drove well in legs two and three after a shaky start in leg one to claim two second places and second overall. Graham Trousdale would complete the podium with some good driving from fifth on the grid.

 

B Final

The C final was won by this year’s Junior Champion Reece Duthie from Harley Roberts and Josh Whitelaw.

C Final

The D final was won by Drahoslav Sokol from Eddie Burnett and Richard Campbell.

D Final

With the conclusion of the series it was time to present the trophies to our series champions. John Simpson would claim the overall title winning the championship for the second time. Congratulations John, 2019 Scottish GT12 Regional Champion. James Eaves would finish second in the championship and Kenneth Rogers third. The junior championship was won for the third successive year by Reece Duthie. Congratulation Reece, 2019 Scottish GT12 Regional Junior Champion.

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Overall this has been a very successful championship with 40 drivers taking part over the course of the series. A big thank you to the racers who took part and the host clubs who made the series so much fun to race in. A thank you also to MA Architectural Technican who provided the prize certificates for each round. We look forward to more great racing in next year’s championship.

 

Full results available at BRCA Scottish GT Regionals Round 4 Results 

Championship Results

Race videos are available in this playlist. Scottish GT Regionals Rd4 

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