November 26, 2007

Norway lifts ban on EP Racing

Update on the Exploding cells

The Norwegian RC federation have announced that following their Annual General Meeting on the 17th-18th November, they have lifted the ban on EP racing in their country. The racing ban was put in place following a number of cell explosions during charging which could have led to someone getting injured. The NMF have laid out a number of guidelines, similar to the BRCA, regulating how to safely charge batteries during training and racing up until 1st April 2008, at which time the new EFRA approved cell requirements will be adapted across Europe.

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The Norwegian Motorsport Federation (NMF), division Norwegian Radio Controlled Motorsport Federation, has withdrawn the ban of racing with electric rc-cars. The decision is made I understanding with the national drivers, clubs, importers and some dealers.

The decision was taken at our Annual Meeting 17th-18th November this year where it was established a temporarily set of new rules, regulating how to charge batteries during training and racing until 1st April 2008.

NMF have also appointed a ‘working group’ with members from involved parts, to follow up this problem in the future. Following the temporarily rules of charging, we will with some exceptions allow EFRA approved batteries on the list from 1st April 2007 published at EFRAs webpage. We have also taken into consideration that we from 1st April 2008 will have a new generation of batteries for our sport.

We experience that our decision taken in November this year has being well known all our Europe and many federations are working with this matter. We will therefore, as soon as possible, for your information send a version in English of our new set of rules.

We will especially thank all the people in other countries, distributors, federations, clubs and drivers for all the support and assisting with valuable information in this particular situation. Our goal was to find the best solutions before start racing again and with all the help; we can do this six weeks earlier than we planned.

Our new sets of rules are almost similar to BRCAs recommendation sent out through EFRA 18th November by e-mail to all members of EFRA.

Best Regards
Bent Magnussen
President Division Norwegian Radio Controlled Motorsport Federation
Norwegian Motorsport Federation


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