November 8, 2007

2008 1/8th scale Euros Cancelled

Roeselare Belgium

We have received some more bad news concerning RC racing, following the immediate halt to EP racing in Norway, and that is that the 2008 European 1/8th scale ‘A’ Championships and preceeding 1/8th scale EFRA GP, to have been held in Roeselare, Belgium have been cancelled. We received the letter from Franky Noens, 1/10th scale section chairman in EFRA and secretary of the Belgian association, saying that due to problems with noise and no immediate solution the events have been cancelled. What hasn’t been said is if they will be held somewhere else or just left off the calendar next year, we would presume that they will find another venue. Roeselare played host to this years European 1/10th scale ‘B’ Championships.

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Zwijndrecht 07/11/2007

Dear Friends,

I have some really bad news….The EC 1/8 A and the GP 2008 at Roeselare Belgium, has to be cancelled…

The reason for this cancellation is the continuing noise problem. Despite former verbal agreements with the politicians in the town hall of Roeselare, who would take care of the problem, there are now several official police reports. The municipality of Roeselare has officially written to the Club, that in case of a new offence they will close down the track. Certainly this will be continued in a law court.

The club is willing to put up some noise barriers, but this takes time, and we can not be certain this will be effective enough to keep the noise at a reasonable level for the complaining neighbourhood. We have looked at this problem from all sides, a meeting with the municipality did not turn out in a solution. They are not willing to give us any guarantees, it would be a disaster if we were forced to close down during the EC.

On behalf of the organising club RCR, and the board of the Belgian federation, we would like to apologise for this inconvenience.

Kind Regards,
Franky Noens
Secretary FBA


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