Following on from the bad reception that the recent EFRA rule clarification received, which stated that pit stops would become mandatory in 7 minute qualifying heats, EFRA 1/10th section chairman Franky Noens has retracted the clarification. This means the rule will remain as it was originally drafted.
The rule clarification of the 7 minute heat mandatory fuel stop has caused some commotion. This was clearly not the intention. At the AGM section meeting, we assumed that, in normal conditions, 7 minutes without a fuel stop, could not be done. This subject was not talked about in depth.
So I believed the clarification was done in the interest of the sport, to avoid drivers leaning out the engines to reach the 7 minutes. However, to avoid precedents in the future, we have to follow the rule as it was minuted at the AGM. So it is necessary to cancel that clarification.
We do hope drivers will use common sense, not to destroy engines by trying to go for 7 minutes without re-fuelling.
As EFRA 1/10th IC Track section chairman, I apologise for any confusion caused.
Best Regards, Franky Noens
EFRA Chairman 1:10th scale IC track.