===== 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
===== Format/Time Schedule ===== Friday 06 December: Doors open 17:00. Three rounds of practice from 18:00-22:00 Saturday 07 December: Doors open 07:30. "Late arrival" practice, seeding practice, and Qualifying 1-3 Sunday 08 December: Doors open 07:30. Qualifying 4, Triple Finals, Prize Ceremony.
===== Classes ===== Modified Touring, Super Stock Touring, Front Wheel Drive, Formula
===== Tyres and Additive ===== Modified and Super Stock: TWO sets of marked/numbered Volante VT-V5-PG28CP included in entry fee. Front Wheel Drive: TWO sets of marked/numbered Ride 26072 included in entry fee. Formula: ONE set of marked/numbered Volante Formula tyres included in entry fee (VT-VF1-FMS and VT-VF1-CRS). Only marked tyres can be used for Qualifying and Finals. Limited to TWO sets for Modified, Super Stock and Front Wheel Drive, and ONE set for Formula. 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. ===== Bodyshell and Wing ===== Modified and Super Stock: Bodyshells must meet basic Global Body Spec (GBS) measurements (used by BRCA and EFRA) and must be available across Europe four weeks before the race. Wing must be made of lexan only 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 from the EWS approved list only. Only wings included with the bodyshells may be used. Formula: Any commerically available Formula-style bodyshell may be used. Wings must be moulded plastic and commercially available.
===== General Rules ===== Minimum Weight: Touring Car: 1320g / FWD: 1250g / Formula: 1050g 5mm minimum ride height for all parts of chassis and bodyshell (4mm for Formula). General BRCA/EFRA chassis dimensions and construction rules apply. Chassis layout (position of motor, electronics, etc) is free.
===== Motors and Speed Controllers ===== Modified: Any modified motor to BRCA/IFMAR rules. Any ESC. Super Stock: 13.5 motors to BRCA list as of 22 September (i.e. motors added to the list later cannot be used). All competitors must use Blinky/Zero timing speed controllers. CLICK HERE FOR THE MOTOR LIST. Front Wheel Drive: Handout Hobbywing Justock G2.1 17.5 motor. All competitors must use Blinky/Zero timing speed controllers. Maximum gearing 4.3 (may be adjusted during the race). Formula: Any 21.5 motor from the BRCA or EFRA list. All competitors must use Blinky/Zero timing speed controllers.
===== 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/discharged in excess of the manufactures guidelines, or 20A, whichever is lower. No heating or cooling of cells are allowed during charging or discharging.
===== Transponders ===== From 2019 onwards, we will 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 ===== Entries are limited to 140 maximum. All entries must be made via MyRCM at the following link (no account is needed). Entry fee is £80 per class for Modified, Super Stock or Front Wheel Drive, including two sets of marked/numbered tyres, and controlled additive. Entry fee is £65 for Formula, including one set of marked/numbered tyres. as detailed above, and the controlled additive. Entries to multiple classes are permitted.
Once an entry is made, a refund of 50% is possible until 15 November, after which point no refunds will be provided.