May 2, 2016

BRCA Electric Touring Car Championship Rd1 – Report

BRCA Electric Touring Car Championship Rd1 – Report

The BRCA Electric Touring Car Championship got underway over the weekend with round one at the popular Cotswolds track. Nine heats were run, five for the Stock 13.5 class and four Modified heats. Mixed weather conditions on day one provided a tough test for the drivers but thankfully day two was blessed with dry conditions for the finals. Defending champions from last year were present in the form of Schumacher’s Elliott Harper and Xray’s Zak Finlay, and a top class Modified entry included Xray’s Alex Hagberg who it is hoped will contest a handful of UK nationals this season.

In qualifying it was the Team Associated car of Chris Grainger that took top honours in the Modified class after taking it on a tie break from Xray’s Olly Jefferies, Elliott Harper (Schumacher) was third on the grid with Andy Moore forth and Hagberg fifth, Alex getting quicker all weekend as he got to grips with the Cotswolds track. The Modified finals were closely fought over and Grainger was made to work hard for his eventual win, the Associated driver kept a cool head as Jefferies battled to find a way past, the Xray driver eventually having to settle for second on the day behind Grainger, it was a UK national debut for the new Schumacher Mi6 and Harper completed the podium places in third.

BRCA Electric Touring Car Championship Rd1 – Report

In the Stock class it was only about one man, Zak Finlay dominated proceeding taking TQ and setting a new track record in the process, Finlay went on to take a clean sweep of wins in the three leg finals, Mark Wallace was next up and scoring one his best national results for Associated, local driver Chris Gunter put in a spirited drive and was rewarded with third place.

The series now moves to a new venue for the BRCA series, Adur on the South coast is a popular club venue and will host round two on the first weekend of June.

Thanks to Adrian Jefferies for the report.


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