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BRCA 1/10 Electric Section Committee

Welcome to the 10th Electric Circuit Section of the BRCA, sometimes known as "Touring Cars"

The BRCA 10th Electric Circuit Section, together with the host clubs, run a professional, friendly and well organised competition that welcomes drivers of all abilities. 

Our aim is to organise the best national championship in the world while giving good value for money. We hope you will come and race with us. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if we can be of any assistance.

Good luck with your racing during the forthcoming season.

Gavin Clinch, Chairman

Eastbourne's Archie Matthews and Finlay Lanaway continued their battle for the championship at round 3 of the Tamiya Junior-E. In the rookies section, it was Harry and Tyler Standing that left everyone smiling as the cousins took the honours in the second heat.

The tight and twisty Colchester Model Car Club track hosted fourteen young drivers, all under 12 years old, in the Tamiya Junior-E on Sunday, one of the highlights of the MB Models King of Clubs race series. Split into 'rookies' and 'juniors' depending on experience and driving stock Tamiya TT02's the drivers were racing alongside a packed entry of touring car drivers including two world champions in Andy Murray and Marcus Askell, and the reigning national touring car champion Olly jefferies.

Championship leader Archie Matthews once again came out on top in the Junior's after battling rival Finlay Lanaway throughout qualifying. Both drivers won two legs apiece, but it was Matthews in pole position for the two legged final races on the tie-break.

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The two drivers swapped places 4 times in the first four corners of leg 1 before a fifth pass ended with Matthews TT02 flipping onto its roof in the in-field section. Having to battle back from last position, Matthews showed impressive pace and some fine overtaking to pile pressure on Lanaway, who cracked in the final third of the race, grip rolling in his effort to up the pace. Matthews back into a lead he would then hold to the flag, Lanaway recovering to second in front of newly promoted Oliver Woodall.

Lanaway again took the lead from Matthews early in leg 2, a clever clean pass up the inside at turn 3. This time however Lanaway’s silver and black TT02 stayed in P1. As they crossed the line to start the last lap Matthews was just half a second behind. This time the racing Gods were with the leader. Lanaway was forced wide during a pass on a backmarker, letting Matthews through to lead. Archie must have thought he had the win in the bag as an uncharacteristic mistake saw his car hit the kerbing and flip over, allowing Lanaway back through to win the race.

A win apiece left the drivers tied yet again, Matthews taking the overall win thanks to his faster time in qualifying.  With four qualifying heats and two finals unable to separate the two rivals, a third final to settle the battle on track is surely needed!

The rookies section - for drivers with less than ten races experience - saw Poppy Hyde as top qualifier with two impressive qualifying wins. It was Harry Standing however that took the first final win ahead of Hyde, with cousin Tyler Standing in third. The three drivers put on a fantastic race ahead of the field. Team Standing repeated the feat in the second leg, but Hyde had one crash too many, dropping to fifth. Local debutant Emily Southgate took full advantage to complete the podium.

Round 4 of the Tamiya Junior-E is at West London Racing Centre on 18th July.



Finals 1: https://youtu.be/RPsVpJYsvV0?t=8461

Finals 2: https://youtu.be/RPsVpJYsvV0?t=13593 

Archie Matthews took another overall win in the Tamiya Junior E races again this weekend, this time at his home round held at the Eastbourne Electric Car Club circuit. However, Finlay Lanaway pushed it close, taking the win in the second final. With Matthews taking the win in the first final, that meant a tie-break and a countback to the qualifying results, giving Matthews the overall win.

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