December 15, 2014

Date change & confirmed surface of 1/10th Buggy WC

Date change & confirmed surface of 1/10th Buggy WC

Following some controversial discussions about the surface of the 2015 1/10th Electric Buggy World Championship at the Yatabe Arena in Japan IFMAR now released the final decision following a vote to update IFMAR’s existing “surface” rule that previously saw dirt as the only allowed track surface. The new rule, that was accepted by three of the four IRMAR blocks, now allows for both dirt and (up to 100 percent) artificial turf tracks and it reads like this:

5.1 Surface
The track surface can be dirt, or else partially or entirely covered with artificial turf. (Commonly referred to as Astro turf) Other materials can be used in sections of the track such as table tops and jumps to assure the durability of those sections for the entire event. Such other materials must be limited to less than 20% of the total track length.
Dirt sections should be of screened top soil / clay free from rocks and debris with only a minimum amount of sand and hard packed to provide a durable consistent racing surface for the duration of the event.

All four blocks also decided for an amended “Layout” paragraph 5.2 that now reads like this:

5.2 Layout
The track design should employ the following basic components.
A: Main straight should be between 25 to 30 meters
B: Track width should be a minimum of 3 meters at any part of the track
C: Jumps should be liberally used throughout the circuit and should include single, double and triple
jump sections, all jumps must have a smooth transition.
D: Bumps, either a series of stutter bumps or mogul
s should be incorporated into the track design.
E: Additional features such as drop-offs, elevation changes, berms etc. may also be utilized to further enhance the design characteristics of the circuit.

IFMAR also announce a date change of the Electric Buggy Worlds to avoid an unexpected collision with the All Japan Model & Hobby Show with the Worlds now taking place from October 3rd to October 10th. IFMAR’s official letter in full can be found here (PDF file).

Source: EFRA []


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