February 3, 2023

1:8 GT World Championship Stage 1 Report

New South Wales Radio Control Racing Car Club has published its Stage 1 for the IFMAR 1:8 GT World Championships it will host later this year in Australia.  Only the second running of a World Championship for the category,  the event takes place from the 8-15th of October at the ‘The John Grant International Raceway’.  Renowned as the most technically challenging and fast flowing RC racing track in Australia, it is located approximately 28km from Sydney International Airport.  The World Championship will have both controlled fuel and tyres with both being provided by Italian companies.  The 16% nitro fuel will be supplied by RunnerTime while PMT will supply their Rally 1:8 Q03 tyre to competitors.  While designated a Nitro World Championship, the host Country, with support from IFMAR, may, if sufficient interest is found, accommodate an Electric Powered GT class into the event.  Joern Neumann is the reigning inaugural 1:8 GT World Champion, taking the title for Sworkz in Florida in January 2020.  1:8 GT has proven a growth area for a number of manufacturers with it enjoying strong levels of racing in certain countries.  With plenty of different manufacturers with interests in the class, it is hoped that there will be strong support for the World Championship in Australia so the event can showcase the category.  Red RC plan to be on hand to report on all the racing news from Down Under.  To view Stage 1 report document click here.

Source: IFMAR [imfar.org] 


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