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Re: Winter Championship

Postby Brian Mills » Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:37 pm

Hi Ian, as per last year any Mini tyre on a 42mm rim is acceptable.
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Re: Winter Championship

Postby THancock » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:59 am

It may be too late to ask the question, but what are your thoughts on lowering the minimum weight limit for the touring cars from 1500g to 1450g?

The reason I ask is that it appears most people are using LiPo batteries now and it is possible to balance a car (left to right) at around 1450g.

A positive example of reducing the weight is the STCC which ran at 1450g this year and I went through fewer drive shafts and belts than last year and everyone commented on how much better their cars were to drive.

Plus, it is a real pain trying to find space to place an extra 50g of weight ;)

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Re: Winter Championship

Postby Brian Mills » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:12 pm

Hi Tim,
It sounds as though it has some positive benefits. Let me run it by the committee.
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Re: Winter Championship

Postby Dan Hamblin » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:16 pm

Out of interest has this change been implemented at any other clubs, or just the STCC?

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Re: Winter Championship

Postby Tim Fry » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:50 pm

Well I dont se it beeing a problem although the BRCA AGM is very soon and it has been proposed at 1400g so it may be worth holding off till its been decided as I'm sure we want to follow the BRCA
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Re: Winter Championship

Postby Brian Mills » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:29 pm

The BRCA AGM is on the 25th October (our practice meeting) so any changes to the rule could be reported here in time for round 1 of the winter championship.
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Re: Winter Championship

Postby THancock » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:03 am

Dan Hamblin wrote:Out of interest has this change been implemented at any other clubs, or just the STCC?

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Hi Dan,

I can't say for sure, because very few other clubs have any kind of weight scrutineering, but Eastbourne has adopted the 1450g weight because a lot of visiting drivers race in the STCC. We also ran 1450g at the BRCA Junior nationals in the open class because the majority of drivers voted for the lower weight.

Rug Racers and Eversley indoor championships are also running to 1450g this year. West London doesn't have an official 13.5 class, so they let whoever turns up to race it, run what ever they like, but most drivers run to the STCC rules to keep it fair.

And the best part is you could argue it is cheaper for racers too as you don't need to buy weight to reach the limit, buy titanium screws to get down to the limit, you have less wear and tear and in the event of a crash there is less damage :)

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Re: Winter Championship

Postby Dan Hamblin » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:23 pm

Oh don't worry - I am in favour of the change, but it might actually be a larger drop depending on the outcome of the BRCA vote. Just wanted to see what the other clubs in the UK were doing.

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Re: Winter Championship

Postby jackwabbit » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:19 pm

No Mardave's during the winter? :(
I was looking forward to running the Mardave again, I found out during the summer rounds the Tamiya Mini's have worked out a lot more expensive to run than the Mardave
& I had no intention of running the Tamiya Mini during the winter.
Oh well, good job Sevenoaks has started Mardave racing again so at least I have somewhere to race the Mardave during the winter. :D
See you all again next summer if the Minis are still running next year.
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Re: Winter Championship

Postby Tim Fry » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:28 pm

jackwabbit wrote:No Mardave's during the winter? :(
I was looking forward to running the Mardave again, I found out during the summer rounds the Tamiya Mini's have worked out a lot more expensive to run than the Mardave
& I had no intention of running the Tamiya Mini during the winter.
Oh well, good job Sevenoaks has started Mardave racing again so at least I have somewhere to race the Mardave during the winter. :D
See you all again next summer if the Minis are still running next year.



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