BSCRA RULE CHANGE PROPOSALS 2021


Members can now vote on the proposals on the voting web site  Voting is open till Sunday 26th September.  The results will be announced by 1st October.   The changes  the members voted for will come into force from 1st January 2022.
The BSCRA members Facebook Group is available to discuss the proposals, you may wish to give your views for or against  : you may wish to see other members’ opinions before deciding which way to vote......but don’t forget to vote before the 26 Sept deadline!

PROPOSALS

A1 Approval of the JK Hawk 7BB Motor


BSCRA classes which allow the JK Hawk 7 motor shall also allow the JK Hawk 7BB double ball raced motor.


Proposer’s statement – The JK Hawk 7BB does not impart any performance advantage but foes help reliability as lubrication is only rrequired infrequently which helps protect the motor from brush contamination. It also esure longer life in regard to can bearing wear at a reasonable increase in cost. (£2.90 extra at the time of writing)


Handbook changes if passed

Add JK Hawk 7BB to the list of approved motors in:-
Part 2 – INTRO 32 Permitted motors
Part 3 Section 2 - F2 rule 1.1

Part 3 rule E3.1.1 (Falcon/Hawk powered super production)


 A2 1/24 Production Bodies  


GTE, GT3 and GT4  shall be eligible for the 1/24 Production Saloon class in addition to the “saloon”  cars already allowed.


Body Policy changes if passed

Add to 1/24 Production Saloon section of the BSCRA Bodyshell Policy

Also allowed are GTE (Le Mans – Grand Touring Endurance) cars that have raced in the Le Mans 24 hours,
Also allowed are GT3 ( Cup Grand Touring Cars ) and GT4 cars that have raced in the Le Mans 24 hours,  FIA GT3 European Championship, the British GT Championship,  Blancpain Endurance Series, United SportsCar Championship, DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters), GT4 European Series Northern Cup or the GT4 European Series Southern Cup in any year.



Change “Also the ISRA approved saloon shell …. commencing with the 2015 approved shell.." to read

“Also the ISRA approved shell shall be permitted in 1/24th production commencing with saloon shells approved for 2015 and  GTE, GT3 or GT4 shells approved from 2022 "


A3 Magnets in 1/32 Saloon

There shall be a free choice of one piece full height ceramic magnets in the 1/32 Saloon and Club Team classes.


Proposer’s statement – It is impractical to police the current regulations.


Handbook changes if passed

In D2.2 – Permitted Motor Modifications add

D2.2.12 There is a free choice of one piece full height ceramic magnets.  Bevelled magnets (other than the small bevels for magnet retention springs) are not permitted,   


A4 Magnets in 1/32 Super Production

There shall be a free choice of one piece full height ceramic magnets in the Super Wasp powered 1/32 Saloon and Club Team classes.


Proposer’s statement – It is impractical to police the current regulations.


Handbook changes if passed

In E4.2 – Permitted Motor Modifications add

E4.2.9 There is a free choice of one piece full height ceramic magnets.  Bevelled magnets (other than the small bevels for magnet retention springs) are not permitted,   

A5 New type of chassis for 1/32 Super Production

A BSCRA   approved one-piece laser cut chassis designed for a Super Wasp type motor shall be eligible for   the 1/32 Super production class. There will be a price cap. The photo shows the prototype of the new chassis.   









Minutes of Meetings and Decisions


Chassis Policy Change

Approval will depend on compliance with chassis design, material and manufacturing method (either Method A or Method B).


Method A - 2 piece chassis

(Existing detail unchanged)

Method B: Single Piece

Single piece flat sheet kit (any cutting method may be used) chassis approved by BSCRA.

The approved chassis kit shall be subject to a retail cost cap of £35 (BSCRA reserves the right to adjust the price limit inline with UK inflation).

Only one design will be approved initialy, BSCRA may consider alternative designs in later years.

Handbook changes

E2.3.4 Original method of joining the two chassis pieces together shall be used

Shall be replaced by
E2.3.4 a For 2 piece chassis, the original method of joining the two chassis pieces together shall be used

b Single piece  chassis shall be assembled by adhesive or solder using only the kit parts provided in the original reference design.

Add

E 2.3 11 Rules for one piece chassis

A Due to the manufacturing process sharp edges protruding above the main surface areas may be present – these edges may be removed such that the chassis kit upper and lower surfaces are visually flat.

b Aesthetic ‘dressing’ of the chassis surfaces is permitted such that up to 0.02mm maximum material removal

d Kit parts shall not be modified from the original reference design unless specified in section E2.2. Modification is defined as:

Reshaping of any part by removal of material.

Reshaping of any part by addition of material.

Replacement of kit parts with parts manufactured by anyone other than the original manufacturer.

Back axle   bushes must be concentric and mounted in the standard pillow block holes

E4.2.9 The rear of the Super Wasp motor can/magnets may be notched for axel clearance (see illustration above)



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Earlier Annocements

Thanks to all those who proposed rule changes.    We have passed the 1st July deadline for this year’s round of rule change proposals.  The proposals will be reviewed by the BSCRA Competition Rules Committee / Council and online membership voting will open by the end of August.

 Chris Frost
BSCRA Secretary, July 2021

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BSCRA members are welcome to propose changes to BSCRA rules.   The proposal need to be proposed and seconded by current BSCRA members.  All proposals must be received by the BSCRA secretary (Chris Frost ) by 1st July 2021, although we recommend you get any proposals in before the deadline.  

The proposals will then be reviewed by the Competition Rules Committee / Council (in consultation with the proposer).   BSCRA members will then vote on them and the decision will be published at the beginning of October.  Any changes  will come into force on 1st January 2022 unless agreed otherwise.  

Please note proposals should only be about changes to "normal" racing from 2022 onwards.  The Council will continue to deal with any urgent changes resulting from the Covid pandemic with the aim staying as near as practical to the rules as written.

Chris Frost
BSCRA Secretary, June 2021


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