November 7, 2007

EFRA AGM Highlights

EFRA AGM Highlights

Last weekend saw the majority of Europe’s governing bodies for R/C converge in Brussels, Belgium for the annual EFRA AGM to make rule changes and decide on the future direction of the sport. This year didn’t see many major changes to the rules with the exception of the phased introduction of better defined 3 chamber pipes to all forms of gas racing in Europe throughout 2008 as well as the introduction of an indoor 1/10 EP TC European Championships.

Click here to see the AGM highlights per class…

1/8th track

Notable rule changes
– Body stiffeners are allowed once more
– Max body height is 170mm with 10mm spacer below the chassis

2008 1/8th EFRA Calendar
19-20 April – GP 1:8 Belgium Roeselaere, Belgium
24-25 May – EC-B Austria Kirchberg
5-6 July – EC40+ and 235mm Holland Mach Heemstede
19-20 July – GP 1:8 Austria Sollenau
26-27 July – EC-A Belgium Roeselaere, Belgium
20-21 September – GP 1:8 Italy Pista RME, Cassino

2009 1/8th EFRA races
TBC – WC Swiss Lostallo
TBC – EC40+ and 235mm Spain Club ARCA, Alcobendas Madrid
30-31 May – EC-B Italy Pista RME, Cassino

1/10th track

Notable rule changes
– Maximum width of all tyres is 31mm across the side walls
– No reshaping of the original body or addition of body stiffeners is allowed
– The final year without 3 chamber pipes, which become mandatory in 2009

2008 1/10th EFRA Calendar
March – IFMAR warm-up Portugal Lisbon
May – EC B 1/10th 200mm France Ampuis
7-8 June – GP-1:10 IC track 200mm Italy Gubbio
5-6 July – EC 1/10th 235 mm Holland Heemstede
7-17 August – WC 1/10th 200mm Portugal Lisboa
6-7 September – GP-1:10 IC track 200mm Holland Heemstede
4-5 October – GP-1:10 IC track 200mm Austria Aigen

2009 1/10th EFRA Calendar
TBC – EC 1/10th 235 mm Spain Alcobendas (MADRID)
May РEC B-1:10 IC track 200mm Austria Aigen-Schläg
August – EC A-1:10 IC track 200mm Italy Gubbio

1/8th Buggy

Notable rule changes
– From April 1st, 3 chamber pipes must be used
– Cars are only allowed 1 wing, no front wing is therefore allowed. The rear wing with a maximum overall size 217mm. Length and a chord of no more than 85mm may be fitted.

2008 1/8th buggy EFRA Calendar
11-13 April – GP France France Lyon St. Exupery
10-11 May – GP Greece Heraklion
13-15 June – EC B France Bergerac
1-5 July – EC A Greece Heraklion (Crete)
10-12 Oct – GP Spain Orihuela (Alicante)
11-13 Aug – International Race Czech Dolni Bukovsko
5-7 Sept – International Race Austria Oberwolbing

2009 1/8th buggy EFRA Calendar
July – 2009 EC A Austria Oberwolbing
June – 2009 EC B Switzerland Gland

Electric Track

Notable rule changes
– The introduction of an indoor 1/10 EP TC European Championships
– 1/12th Cars racing spec motors will be driven by a maximum of 4 cells and 4.8 volts nominal
– TC minimum weight is now 1400grams
– Price fixed for each EC event at 100E for 5 dry weather sets, this price only for tires used at event.
– From 1st April 2008, cells may never exceed 43.0 mm in length
– Direct soldering of the batteries to the electronics is not acceptable.

2008 EP Track EFRA Calendar
4-6 April – EC 1/12 Germany Ingolstadt
31 July – 3 August – EC 1/10 Touring Spain Villareal
24-25 May РGP 1/10 Touring Car Spain Villareaö
29-30 November – GP 1/10 Touring Car Czech Prague
12-16 November – WC 1/12 & Touring Thailand Bangkok

View the full minutes from the AGM here.

Source: EFRA []


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