July 5, 2024

IFMAR Large Scale World Championship – CANCELLED

IFMAR has just announced that the Large Scale World Championship scheduled for October in Sydney, Australia, has been cancelled.  The unanimous joint decision was made between IFMAR, FEMCA, EFRA and RCRA due to lack of entries for the race.  The cancellation of what would have been the 12th Worlds for the category, marks the first time in the history of IFMAR that a World Championship has been cancelled due to low numbers, only 9 driving committing to the race.  Having dealt with NSWRCRCC last year on their excellent running of the 1:8 GT World Championship which Red RC attended, and having followed closely their efforts to try to put on a successful Large Scale Worlds it is a disappointing outcome for all involved.  In the announcement on Facebook IFMAR stated,  ‘It is with disappointment that for the first time in IFMAR history we are forced to cancel an event due to lack of competitors.  The 2024 1/5th Scale IFMAR Worlds in Sydney will not be proceeding.  With just over 3 months to go we only have the formal commitment of 9 drivers to attend the race, with such low numbers of drivers it is not viable nor responsible to commit to run a World Championship.  This was a joint, unanimous decision, between IFMAR, FEMCA, EFRA, RCRA (who the committed racers represented) and the organizing club NSWRCRCC.  With 3 months until the event, yes there may have been last minute entries, however, even with the number of racers at double or triple it is still not enough for a viable event and it is not responsible or fair to allow the organizing club to take on such risk.  IFMAR and the BLOCS will discuss the further running of Large Scale events in the future and try to find a solution.  The Host Club is still committed to running an event within the same date schedule as the cancelled World Championship and are working with FEMCA for an alternative event. We encourage all large scale racers to look out for these details and support the club if you are able to.’

Source: IFMAR [Facebook]



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