October 2, 2016

Wing rule causes some issue on Day 1 of WC

Wing rule causes some issue on Day 1 of WC

A wing rule that was introduced in April 2014, caused drivers some issue on the opening day of the 1:8 Offroad World Championship as IFMAR started to enforce the ruling that came about as a result of the race numbers used at the 2010 World in Thailand.  The ruling, which states the rear wing side plates must have a space 50mm x 40mm in which to place the car’s race number, was not enforced at the previous Worlds in Italy 2-year-ago because no manufacturer had created a wing that met the newly drawn up specification.  In November 2015, EFRA, the European governing body, voted to remove the ruling from its handbook as it had not been followed by the industry.  Shortly after however, Kyosho would design & release a wing based on the ruling and as a result IFMAR had to enforce the ruling leaving drivers to either purchase a Kyosho wing, many drivers very sceptical over the real reason for the ruling due to the fact Kyosho had 100’s of wings in stock at the track, or extend the wing side plates of the brand of wing they use.

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