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Welcome to the 1/12 Electric Circuit Section of the BRCA.
1/12 scale is one of the oldest RC racing classes still in existence and can trace it's roots way back to the 1970's. Traditionally it was a training and development ground for drivers who later went on to become champions in this and other classes. More recently the class has become more specialised, due in no small part to the development of a wide range of other RC categories over the years.
That said, 1/12 is still a class that caters for competitors of all ages and abilities. The recent introduction of the GT12 class has resulted in an explosion in popularity of 1/12 scale racing at club level, and our national championships continue to be well attended.
Whether you're just a casual club racer or a pro driver, the 1/12 section has something to offer you and we invite you to come and share experiences with us.
1/12th Stock Car racing
All the cars are a reasonable representation of the full size Brisca F1 and F2 stock cars being raced on Ovals around the country.
Unlike other classes,with the F1 Stockcars there is no shop ready kit available, F2 Stockcars however have kits availbale from several manufactures. If in doubt always head to your local club for advice.
Type of Track
These cars are raced indoors on a carpeted Oval Track. There are a numerous Oval clubs up and down the country, most of which can be found in the back of this booklet, and/or on the BRCA web site.
There is no standard size of track, some are quite small, while others are quite large in comparison, this adds to fun of adjusting your driving skill to match the track conditions, just as in full size racing.
Most clubs race on an evening all year round , with heats of upto 8 cars racing for 5 minutes., with 3 or 4 rounds and a final. This is full contact racing, and it isn’t necessary to be the fastest, but be skilful in how you handle or avoid the hits that bring the success.
The BRCA National Series runs from January through to September mainly on weekends
At the Nationals there are trophies at each meeting and points for the end of season trophies for the best drivers
All ages and abilities are catered for and most clubs and venues have disables access. We hold the World Championships and European Championships on alternate years.
One thing that is apparent at stock car meetings, be it National or Club events, is everybody is having fun. There is a serious side to the sport, winning trophies, points and the World Championships, but the main ethos is having fun.
You will not break the bank if you wish to take up this form of radio controlled car racing, for as little as around
£200 you could be on the track racing. The best way to find out about these is to visit one of the local clubs that race them
Welcome to the GT Circuit Section of the BRCA.
The GT Circuit section was created in 2014 and we are a sub-section of the 1/12th Electric Circuit Section (hence the banner above) and combines three different classes: GT12, World GT10 and Formula 1.
This variety should ensure there is a class to suit most drivers. From the wonderful simplicity of a GT12 that both welcomes a beginner and rewards the skill of a more experienced racer, the greater speed and complexity of a World GT10 and the beautiful scale looks of a Formula 1.
The BRCA GT Circuit Section, together with the host clubs, run a professional, friendly and well organised competition that welcomes drivers of all abilities. Our national indoor series runs from January to April, so whatever the weather you can continue to enjoy racing in the warm and dry. Most of our venues provide hot and cold food and drinks. All events provide pit tables and chairs for our competitors as well as mains electricity.
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.