The Mid-West 1/10th Off Road Region runs its 2013 meetings to BRCA rules
There were a number of BRCA rule changes in 1/10th off-road racing for 2010, and these are being carried through to 2013 because as a region we must also conform to them. Please consult your BRCA handbook carefully before and during the new season. We have picked out some specific rules which you must be aware of that are different to previous years:
PERSONAL TRANSPONDERS ARE MANDATORY
a) The transponder starts the race clock for the Heat or Final.
You will not be able to enter our events via the online booking system without providing a PT number. This ruling is necessary for the sport worldwide because handout/club provided transponders are no longer available to purchase or to have repaired.
LiPo/LiFe SAFE CHARGING SACKS ARE MANDATORY
25.6 LiPo/LiFe drive batteries must be charged in a ‘Lipo sack’ at all times. LiPo sack is defined as a receptacle designed for the purpose of charging LiPo/LiFe batteries and of a suitable construction as to contain a LiPo/LiFe fire.
A LiPo sack must be capable of quenching a fire, a carrier bag is not suitable! You must be able to enclose the sack around the batteries so as to contain any fire should the worst happen. LiPo sacks are available from model shops and online.
YOUR VEHICLES COMPLIANCE WITH TECHNICAL RULES IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
23.15 It is the responsibility of all competitors to ensure that their car complies with all Technical Rules at all times during any Qualifying Heat or Final.
If a rostrum referee or other official present feels that your car does not comply with technical rules, they may penalise you, and the argument “the scrutineers let me pass” is no longer valid. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you have the correct amount of numbers on your vehicle, gear cover fitted etc. etc.
NEW RULE SPECIFIC TO MID WEST: CONTROLLED TYRES
Each host club may nominate THREE brands and tread patterns as controlled tyres for their regional event in 2013. All tyres nominated must be commercially available to all, and are subject to committee approval.
Prior to 2011, only 2 types of tyre have been nominated, but with the recent increase in range of tyres created specifically for UK off road surfaces, clubs may now nominate a 3rd choice of tyre. This will enable more brands to be considered and contribute to the development of the sport and the industry as a whole. Clubs must nominate their chosen tyres at least 4 weeks prior to their event date. All tyres nominated for each events will be displayed on the Mid-West website.
Please refer to the tyres page to see which clubs have nominated which tyres.
BRCA MEMBERSHIP CARDS
When attending Mid-West regional events, you must bring your 2013 BRCA membership card with you... YOU MAY WELL BE ASKED TO SHOW THIS WHEN BOOKING IN ON THE DAY. We have to ensure all competitors are BRCA members due to insurance reasons but also to ensure you are able to score points in our regional series.