After already winning the first and second round of the nationals it was now time for the third round.
I came on Saturday early at the track to find a good setup for the high speed astro turf track from RMCA Almelo. On Saturday i wanted to test and try as many as possible to find a good pace around the track, it was very difficult to get enough steering for the tight corners and still drive clean without mistakes. But after some small adjustments i was very happy with the car. I felt I could push it for a long time without making mistakes so at about 15.00 I went home to check the car and mount up some fresh tyres. Sunday at the first round of qualifications i manage to TQ the round it was just a clean run without mistakes, but i felt i needed a little bit more steering. I decided to put a little bit softer front sway bar, this worked very good I TQed also the second round in a much faster time and was feeling much better with the car. For the 3th round I decided to run in the new tyres for the main final. At the beginning the car was very tricky but i manage to keep it on the wheels and take also the last round the time was the same as the first round but i decided to keep the new tyres on because at the end of the round i feel my car was very fast and easy to drive.
for the semi final i checked the whole cars and put some fresh bearings in the clutch bell. I was starting on the first place in semi A. After the first lap I already opened up a small gap and manage to drive away from the field. I took the win with a big margin and started on the pole for the main final. In the main i wanted to start easy so i didn't make a mistake. second place driver made an error on the second lap wich gave me some breathing space and after a few laps he unforunatly fell out with a broken servo, so I decided to run clean laps without mistakes and I could take home the win.
The fifth and final round of the BRCA National Championships took place at Sough over the weekend with the Championship on the line between Darren Bloomfield and Elliott Boots. Elliott was in a strong position with Darren having to TQ and win, with Elliott being 14th or lower to take the title.
Due to weather conditions early on in the year round 3 had been washed out so the rerun filled the reserve date. Quiet a different story this time with 20c and the sun blazing in the Cork sky's .. CRCCC (Cork Radio Control Car Club) has a very fast flowing European style track where any small mistakes punish big time ...
August Bank Holiday usually has a 3 day race of one form or another over it, and this year was no different. However the Herts club tried something different and rather than have a race dedicated to one tyre manufacture, they created an event where the 3 most prominent tyre brands in the UK