2022 1/10 IC & GT8 BRCA Nationals Round 4 Colchester

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2022 1/10 IC & GT8 BRCA Nationals Round 4 Colchester - Heres what happened

 

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Round 4 was held on the 7th and 8th August at the challenging intense twisty circuit at Colchester. 

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This summer’s  dry hot weather allowed plenty of practice on Saturday . Tyre wear and finding a good set up were both challenging.

Sunday started with a short practice session for those drivers unable to attend on

Saturday, followed by four rounds of qualifying heats.

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The final qualifying positions were as follows :

 

1/10 220mm GT

TQ - Richard K

2nd - Rob Scott

3rd - Jamie Goodall

 

GT8 Nitro 

TQ - Mark Green            

2nd - Adam Southgate                  

3rd - Steve White            

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1/10 IC 200mm Touring

TQ - Stefan Chodzynski                

2nd - Byron Russell                     

3rd - Nigel Philpott                   

 

GT8 Electric 

TQ - Alex Thurston 

2nd - Michael Chapman

3rd - Glyn Beal

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Finals: 

B Final 1/10 220mm GT

Pole position Bob Harley dominated from start to finish. Phil Edwards and Jim Beesley both held promising positions before retiring with mechanical issues. Adz took second with local driver Aaron Russell completing the podium.

 

1st Bob Harley (X-ray)

2nd Adz Mughal (Serpent)                            

3rd Aaron Russell    

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A Final 1/10 220mm GT 

Richard K led off with Rob Scott and Daniel Chilvers  in hot pursuit. Daniel drove superbly eventually taking the lead and looking likely to take his first A final win. Unfortunately his rear drive belt started to fail allowing Richard K to take the lead ,and Bailey  moving up to second with Daniel losing ground but managing to keep third place for a podium finish just holding off a charging Richard Boult.

 

1st Richard K (Serpent)

2nd Bailey Rice Draycot (X-ray)

3rd Daniel Chilvers (X-ray) 

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A Final GT8 Nitro

 

TQ Mark Green stormed away in to a comfortable lead until mechanical issues forced him to retire after 83 laps. Adam Southgate and Paul Dewsnap dropped out very early with Mark Boothman  also dropping out leaving just Steve White as the only driver to stay on for the full duration. Despite problems Ian Hartill rejoined and reeled in Mark’s position in the final couple of minutes to take second and his first A Final podium. 

1st Steve White  (Serpent)

2nd Ian Hartill (X-ray)

3rd Mark Green (Serpent)

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A Final 200mm Touring 

TQ Stefan led the field away  with local driver Byron Russell using his knowledge of his home circuit to keep the pressure on. In the end very close with Byron only 3 seconds behind after 120 laps .Nigel  Philpott drove a consistent trouble free race to comfortably take third.

 

1st  Stefan Chodzynski (Capricorn)

2nd Byron Russell (Serpent)

3rd  Nigel Philpott (Capricorn))

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A Final GT8 Electric 

 

Alex Thurston won the first leg but a collision meant he finished third in the second leg. Despite a little pressure for once Alex reset to dominate the final leg and maintain his 100% winning record.  Glyn Beal took second just ahead of Michael.

 

1st Alex Thurston (Capricorn) 

2nd Glyn Beal (Capricorn)

3rd Michael Chapman

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Another enjoyable race weekend. Thanks to the Colchester club or producing a successful meeting .The next and penultimate round is at the very fast Brooklands circuit on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th September.