The EWS International is back for 2023! Here are all the details of the race - we've kept a lot very similar to previous years as it works so well for our UK drivers and international visitors!
Please check out all the information and basic rules below, and if you have any questions you can email the EWS team: firstname.lastname@example.org
ENTRIES OPEN 27 SEPTEMBER Please read all the info below and make your entry via MyRCM, or the link at the bottom of the page
===== Date ===== 11-12 November 2022
===== Venue ===== Deanes Sports Centre, Thundersley (near Southend), Essex, SS7 2TD Note: Drivers will need to provide their own table, chair and multi-plug. These will be provided for those drivers traveling to the race from outside the UK. Information and Directions to the venue (including airport information) - CLICK HERE Information on Hotels near the venue - CLICK HERE Information on travel to the UK - please email email@example.com
===== Format/Time Schedule ===== Friday 10 November: HALL CLOSED. No drivers will be permitted access at any point during Friday. Saturday 11 November: Doors open 07:30. Practice, seeding practice, and Qualifying 1-3 Sunday 12 November: Doors open 07:30. Qualifying 4, Triple Finals, Prize Ceremony. Finish around 4-4:30pm
===== Tyres and Additive ===== Modified and Stock Touring TWO sets of marked/numbered Rush 30CPM carpet tyres included in entry fee.
Front Wheel Drive ONE set of marked/numbered Ride RI-MB-BRCA 2023/2024 (belted FWD tyres with six-spoke white wheel) included in entry fee.
- Only marked tyres can be used for Qualifying and Finals. Marked or unmarked tyres may be used for practice and seeding rounds. - Additive is MR33 V4 (Green) and will be provided for use in the designated additive area. - Tyres may only be cleaned with the hand-out additive or regular brake cleaner. - No tyre warmers are allowed. - No modification may be made to the tyres or wheels, with the exception of the removal of the tyre centre mould line. - Front Wheel Drive Specific: The tread pattern must be visible across at least 50% of the tyre before or after a race. You may only remove the centre mould line of the tyres using side-cutters. You may not use a tyre sander, truer or any other device to modify the tyre surface in any way. The only wear permitted is from driving the car on the track. Tyres will be impounded on Saturday night.
===== Bodyshell and Wing ===== Modified and Stock Bodyshells must be on the BRCA or ETS lists as of 1 October 2023. BODYSHELL LIST HERE. Wing must be made of lexan only (NO carbon fibre endplates) and fixed directly to the body in the intended position, with no spacers etc. Maximum wing width 190mm. Maximum wing cross section 40x20mm, measured at any point across the width of the wing.
Front Wheel Drive Bodyshells must be on the BRCA or ETS lists as of 1 October 2023. BODYSHELL LIST HERE. Only wings included with the bodyshells may be used (NO carbon fibre endplates) and fixed directly to the body in the intended position, with a maximum of 2mm spacer. Maximum wing width 190mm. Maximum wing cross section 35x15mm, measured at any point across the width of the wing.
NOTE: IN ALL CLASSES, ALL-WHITE BODYSHELLS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE USED! We would prefer drivers to use 'race paint' at this major event, or at least multi-colour bodyshells. Single colour bodies will be allowed as long as they are not white.
===== General Rules ===== Minimum Weight: Touring Car: 1300g / FWD: 1250g 5mm minimum ride height for all parts of chassis and bodyshell. General BRCA/EFRA chassis dimensions and construction rules apply. Chassis layout (position of motor, electronics, etc) is free. All rules as per EWS 2023/2024 season.
===== Motors and Speed Controllers ===== Modified Any modified motor to BRCA/IFMAR rules. Any ESC.
Stock 17.5 motors to BRCA list as of 1 October 2023 (i.e. motors added to the list later cannot be used). All competitors must use Blinky/Zero timing speed controllers. MOTOR LIST HERE. OPEN gear ratio.
Front Wheel Drive Hobbywing Justock G2.1 17.5 motor with Hobbywing Justock G3 ESC (This is the same as the combo used by the BRCA National events in 2022). We will use the 2023/24 EWS spec for this: 17,500 RPM limit with 4.50 maximum gear ratio.
===== Batteries ===== For all classes competitors must use 7.4v or 7.6v (2 cell) commercially available (in the UK) hard cased LiPo batteries. Batteries must be charged to a maximum of 8.40v. Whilst connected to a charger/discharger batteries must be securely placed in a LiPo sack. Batteries must be charged or discharged using a LiPo charger on the LiPo settings, and must not be charged in excess of the manufactures guidelines, or 15A, whichever is lower, and discharged in excess of the manufactures guidelines, or 20A, whichever is lower. No heating or cooling of cells are allowed during charging or discharging.
Your charger may not (at any point in time, whether a battery is connected/charging or not) be set with a cut off voltage higher than 4.20v per cell. Anyone found with a charger setting higher than this will be deemed to be deliberately over-charging their battery, which cannot be tollerated on safety grounds. Any driver found with a charger set higher than 4.20v per cell may be excluded from that, and any future EWS events.
Additionally, battery voltage will continue to be checked randomly at pre-race technical inspection. If a battery is presented at 8.41-8.43 volts, your charging equipment will be checked, and the above will apply. The driver may then discharge their battery down to a maximum of 8.40v, and re-present their car for a voltage check. If a battery is presented at 8.44 volts or higher, that battery will be immediately confiscated and disposed of, and the driver will not be allowed to run their next race. The drivers charging equipment will be checked in line with the above.
If any of the above is unclear, please speak to a member of the EWS Team before setting up your charger.
===== Transponders ===== We use the MyLaps RC4 Decoder. Any MyLaps and AMB Transponder will be supported, as will the newer MRT PTx. The original MRT transponders will not work. It is the racers responsibility to ensure their transponder is compatible. If you do not have a compatible transponder, you will be able to rent one from EWS for £5 per meeting. More information on the different transponder types can be found here.
===== Entries ===== All entries must be made via MyRCM at the link below (no account is needed).
Entry fee: Modified/Stock: £100 (including TWO sets of tyres) Full entry fee must be paid upon registration to confrim your place.
Front Wheel Drive: £75 (including ONE set of tyres) Full entry fee must be paid upon registration to confrim your place.
You may only enter one class! If we have space later on, we may allow drivers to add a second class closer to the race.
No refunds can be offered once the entry fee is paid.