Bracknell Radio-Controlled Car Club

Last updated Dec 2019

For 2020, we're sticking with GT12 cars as our primary race class, but are going to give LMPs a trial on selected nights - watch this space!!


General racing arrangements:

We run three 5 minute heats, followed by a single final

  • Your positon for the finals is based on (your total laps from) your best two heat results.

LiPos or NiMH/NiCd batteries are allowed, but all LiPo charging must be carried out in a LiPo sack, on a non-flammable tile, using a LiPo-compatible charger.

  • Anyone charging LiPo's beyond the Manufacturers suggested C rating will be asked to leave (1C is the expected norm)

Tyre Additive is needed, but must be on the BRCA approved list.  "Spider Blue" is the current driver preference.


Lap Timing

We use an analogue bbkRC system for lap timing and hand out transponders to each racer for the night.  Please remember to hand them back before you leave!!

These are powered transponders so you will need a spare socket on your receiver to power it.  We supply velcro if needed to allow you to fix the transponder into your chassis.  Simples!


Heats and Finals

We will generally run 3 Heats and a single final.

All heats are 5 mins duration, whilst the finals run to 6 mins.

We occasionally run 3 Heats and 2 finals if its a quiet night, but only the first final will count for championship points.  The 2nd final would generally be run as a reversed grid - just to make it more fun...


GT12 Class:

Any 1S/4cell GT12 chassis is allowed, using BRCA GT12 regs as a guide, although the only regulations we strictly apply for Championship Points are:

  • Minimum weight limit of 950g, all up race-weight including transponder.

  • "Blinky" esc timing only.

  • We assume 13.5T motors, no lower turn motors allowed. 17.5T is acceptable.

We try to run with a maximum of five or six GT12 cars per heat/final


LMP Class:

BRCA 13.5T regs will be used as a guide.  We'll allow 13.5T or higher turn motors, running "Blinky" mode, whilst we investigate whether they are a realistic proposition in the hall.