2022 1/10 IC & GT8 BRCA Nationals Round 5 Brookland

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2022 1/10 IC & GT8 BRCA Nationals Round 5 Brookland - Here's what happened!

 

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The fifth and penultimate round was held on the 3rd and 4th September at the fast flowing Brookland Raceway in Kent. 

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The continued dry weather  allowed plenty of practice on Saturday . Tyre wear was reasonable but managing fuel consumption on the fast circuit was to prove challenging for many drivers. Having already secured the 1/8 GTE championship Alex Thurston entered the 1/8th GT8 Nitro category. Adam Southgate moved from GT8 Nitro to test himself against the 220mm drivers.

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 200mm Touring 

TQ Stefan Chodzynski

2nd  Byron Russell

3rd   Devendra Mahatme

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GT8 Nitro

TQ  Alex Thurston            

2nd  Mark Green                  

3rd   Ian McLarney           

  

1/10 IC 220mm GT

TQ  Ryszard Kozakiewicz                

2nd Richard Boult                     

3rd  Daniel Chilvers                   

 

GT8 Electric 

TQ  Craig Woods

2nd  Paul Bellinger

3rd  David Dixon

 

 

Finals: 

 

 A Final 200mm Touring 

 

TQ Stefan made it five out of five with another dominant drive.Byron Russell took a comfortable second. There was a close battle for third between Dev and Matt Williams until Matt had to retire with a broken bumper.

 

1st Stefan Chodzynski       (Capricorn)

2nd Byron Russell (Serpent)                            

3rd Devendra Mahatme (Serpent)          

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 A Final GT8 Nitro

 

TQ Alex Thurston cruised away after Mark Green had to retire. Ian McLarney maintained his qualifying form to take second. There was a close finish between Mark Boothman and the experienced Matt Baker with Mark edging it by one lap to complete the podium. 

1st Alex Thurston (Capricorn)

2nd Ian McLarney

3rd.    Mark Boothman 

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A Final 220mm GT

 

TQ Richard K led off but was caught by a charging Adam Southgate .There was a great race between the two with Adam gradually getting away.Meanwhile Richard Boult and several other drivers retired due mechanical and radio issues. Dev Mahatme moved up to third. Adam was about to pass Richard K when  a coming together of both cars resulted in a broken hub for Adam and the end of his race. Ian Arkell who had mechanical issues managed to get to the end of the final to take third with Dev taking second.

 

1st Richard K  (Serpent)

2nd Dev Mahatme (Serpent)

3rd Ian Arkell (Serpent)

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A Final GT8 Electric 

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TQ Craig Woods drove faultlessly taking all three legs .Dave Dixon took second in all three legs .Mike Humphreys took third in two of the legs to gain a creditable  podium finish.

 

1st Craig Woods (Serpent) 

2nd Dave Dixon  

3rd Mike Humphreys (Serpent)

Another enjoyable race weekend. Special thanks to Muriel Russell for efficiently running race control all weekend .

Next up the final round at Halifax on the 1st and 2nd October with the AGM at 5pm on the Saturday with Sunday deciding the final championship positions.