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Postby walden » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:09 pm

Hi All

had a great days racing at WKRCC yesterday apart from a few ding dongs and cold feet

Looking at the way technology is advancing with 13.5 brushless motors and others, the speed of the cars are now going ballistic and these motor seem to be going quicker and quicker has technology advances, with the new drivers coming into the hobby with one these motors is just madness, constant crashing and bashing personally i think a good idea would be to introduce a 17.5 class for the newer drivers and have a similiar driver formula in place a bit like BRCA Nationals for example F4 OR F3 17.5 and F3 F2 F1 for 13.5 something along those lines, but carrying out this formula process maybe difficult due to drivers racing elsewhere aswell

any thoughts?
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Re: new class

Postby Brian Mills » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:18 pm

Hi Paul, the principle is excellent but the application is slightly harder. You need to convince new drivers that they can't have the fastest motor and need to gain experience with something slower. This may well be after they have visited a model shop and already spent their wonga on a 27T / 13.5. Plus of course you need enough of them to make a heat (or enough for it to be worthwhile).
As I said the idea itself is perfectly sensible.
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Re: new class

Postby THancock » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:35 am

Formulas do work, but only if there are around 20 to 30 drivers of a roughly equal standard per formula to make it worthwhile, you then have to consider the promotion and demotion of drivers which is a nightmare to get consensus on. As Brian said, it's a good idea, but formulas rarely work in practice.

This is where the trophy meetings come into play. Every now and then, run a trophy meeting where the top 3 in each final get a trophy. This gives everyone a chance to win something from the beginners to the experienced drivers (because we all love little tin cups :D).

With regards to beginners, at Eastbourne we tell them that speed is not their best friend. Until they can bring their average and best lap times to within half a second of each other, they should be concentrating on consistency rather than being the fastest thing between two crashes.
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