On Road Race – Muscat Oman – 26th of November 2021

We are very excited to announce our first collaboration with the Muscat RC Racing Circuit (short MRC) and RC-ME.com in Oman!

The MRC Racing Circuit just completed its build in the past and is a fully equipped facility On-Road facility even inclusive of spectator area. We have been closely watching photos and videos of the new track in development and can’t way to meet up with our fellow enthusiasts.

Race Information

Classes

  • 1/10 Nitro On Road
  • 1/10 Electric 4WD Touring Car – 13.5T Blinky
  • 1/10 Electric 4WD Touring Car – 13.5T Boosted

Race Fee:

  • Race Fee: This is a trial so MRC has kindly waived race fees for this race.
  • Handout Tires: – Control Tires for Electric Touring Car Tires 120 AED (RC-ME branded Sweep Racing EXX-36)

Rules & Specifications

Please make sure to read the the recently updated specs for each race class information and specs here.


Registration

Click here to sign up to race on RC-ME.com


Race Day Schedule and information

1.) Safety

COVID-19 precautions:

  • Social Distancing (min 2m) must be adhered to at all times
  • Everyone must Wear Masks at all times 
  • If you do not feel well or showing symptoms, please do not come, and notify us
  • Hand Sanitizers are placed on all tables and to be used regularly and we ask everyone to help keep surfaces clean 
  • The Race Admin area is only to be occupied by the race administration, not racers
  • Only Race Administration and registered racers occupy pit area and driving stands. Please ask all visitors to spectate from the other side of the track.
  • Drivers Briefing and Awarding must take place outside of the pit tent in a socially distanced manor. 
  • If anyone at any time shows temperature or symptoms, you will need to self isolate in your vehicle while we notify the DHA for guidance on next steps

General Safety:

  • We recommend wearing closed shoes to protect your feet during track marshalling
  • We ask everyone’s support to advise spectators and passers-by to not step into the track to avoid Injury. Especially Children 
  • Batteries are to be kept in a LIPO Bag or case while charging, or not in use

2.) Location

3.) Hotel Recommendation

  • We recommend to book your hotel as soon as possible to get the best rates possible.
  • Everyone is responsible for arranging and covering the cost of their accommodation
  • The Novotel Muscat Airport is recommend as its just a 5minute drive away from the track.

4.) PCR Testing

  • PCR tests will be required to return to the UAE and can be done at the near by Starcare Hospital.
  • Everyone is responsible for the coordination and payment of their own PCR test.

3.) Facilities 

  • Pit Facilities, Air Compressor, Electricity, and Shade are available.
  • Toilets are available on site
  • Everyone is to use bins and help keep our area clean and make use of garbage bins close by
  • If bins are full, we have extra bin bags on standby, ask.

4.) Schedule

Date / TimeAgenda
Thursday – 25th of NovemberArrival in Muscat
Friday – 26th of
November
(schedule may change based on attendee and class count)
Free Practice 10AM-1PM
Control Practice 1PM-3PM
3 Qualifier Rounds per class 3PM – End of Day

* For anyone intending to travel back Saturday we recommend to get your PCR test before or during Free Practice
Saturday – 27th of November(schedule may change based on attendee and class count)
10AM-12PM 1Qualifier
Mains (3 Mains Electric, Nitro B & A Main) 1PM- 4 PM

5.) Upon arrival 

  • Registration – Immediately meet us at the administration desk so we can check you in the race system,
  • Tire Handout – pick up your control tires Touring Car 120 AED (Tires from pervious Autodrome race permitted, please present to admin)
  • Motor Testing Sealing – if your motor has not been tested and sealed please arrive early.

6.) Driver Briefing

  • Attendance to the driver briefing ins mandatory.
  • We will share important information for the race and also handout race numbers.

7.) Transponders

  • We will be using the myLaps transponder system which you will need to provide yourself (not available for rental).
  • All registered racers will show live on .
  • If you own a transponder is not showing correct on Live RC  please notify the Race Admin

8.) Class specifications

  • We are very proud our community is growing and our driver’s ability increase. Therefore we must continue to protect our races’ integrity races’ integrity to enable future growth.
  • We continue to increase our focus more on technical adherence to race specifications. This creates an equal playing field and more competition during the race. 
  • Each racers must  have complete the sign up registration form on RC-ME.com acknowledging you have read all class information

8.) How the Race works 

Qualifiers:

  • For race classes with high participation the drivers will be broken up into several groups.
  • The number of heats each group drivers per class (1:10 TC, 1:0 Nitro,) will vary depending on how many participants are in each class, and our ability to manage schedule for us to start and finish on time on race day.
  • Each class will have up to three qualifying rounds (heats). Heats will be 5 minutes for 1:10 Electric TC and 4 Min for 1:10 Nitro.
  • For each round (heat) drivers will get points, based on number of laps and time of finishing laps.
  • Qualifying Rounds (heats) will have a staggered start where the computer will call out your name up which you start the race.
  • Every driver will have full 5 minutes for Electric TC and 4 Minutes for Nitro on the track.
  • In each round, drivers will score points based on the laps and times achieved.
  • The number of points awarded to the best driver will be equal to 0, second position 2, points, 3rd position 3 points etc. Up to last position one by one.
  • In every round, in case of a tie, the points will be equally awarded to each driver, and the first driver not to tie, will receive points according to their position in the qualifying list.
  • For example:
    • 1st driver will score 0 points
    • 2nd driver will score 2 points
    • 3rd driver will score 3 points
    • 4th driver will score 4 points
    • 5th driver 7 laps, 10:01:00 will score 5 points TIE
    • 6th driver 7 laps, 10:01:00 will score 5 points TIE
    • 7th driver 7 laps, 10:01:00 will score 5 points
    • TIE 8th driver 7 laps, 10:10:00 will score 8 points
  • In the event of a tied position for the final Qualifying positions when ‘best’ scores are added together, only the scores (and laps/times) from counting Rounds added will be used to decide the tie. The discarded Round scores (and laps/times) will not be used to decide any tie. The driver with the lowest individual points within the Round scores added will be awarded the tie: (eg. 1+2+3=6 beats 2+2+2=6). If the tie continues, the next best individual points will be considered: (eg. 1+1+4=6 beats 1+2+3=6).
  • If a comparison of points fails to break the tie, then the laps & times from each drivers lowest point scoring Round will be compared. The driver with the fastest laps & time from their lowest point scoring Round will be awarded the tie. In the unlikely event of these times being equal, then the second best points scoring Round times will be used. If a driver does not score a time (or has his time disqualified) in any Round, the driver scores points equal to 500, DNS (Did Not Start).
  • In the case the race director needs to call a false start, all cars are to remain on the track and drivers are to remain on the stand and follow the race directors instructions. It is not permitted to make any changes or modification to your car in in the time between the false start and restart of the race.

Overall qualifying positions

The results are based on the points where the result is determined as such:

  • Out of  three (3) Qualifying Rounds: each drivers best two (2) point scores (lowest) will be added to count for the Overall Ranking.
  • Out of two or one (2/1) Qualifying Rounds: each drivers best one (1) point score (lowest) will be used to count for the Overall Ranking.

All drivers will be entitled to participate in a Main final (A,B,C)

Mains (Finals)

  • The groups class will be 20min for A
  • The groups class will have up to three rounds (heats) that are 5 minutes for Electric TC, and for Nitro 20min for A-Main and 15min for B-Main.
  • The overall amount of Mains (i.e. A-Main, B-Main, C-Main) is determined by the amount of participants per class
  • For each round (heat) drivers will get points, based on number of laps and time of finishing laps.
  • Mains Rounds (heats) will have a Grid Start signaled by the race system or announcement from race admin
  • The Main you participate in and the position on the grid is determined by your results in the qualifying rounds.
  • We aim to run up to 3 rounds (heats_ per Main, and will run minimum 1 if schedule does not permit.

The results are based on the points where the result is determined as such:

  • Out of  three (3) Main Rounds: each drivers best two (2) point scores (lowest) will be added to count for the Overall Final score.
  • Out of two or one (2/1) Main Rounds: each drivers best one (1) point score (lowest) will be used to count for the Overall Ranking.

There will be a podium and top 3 winners determined for each Main (A,B,C) per class (1:10 TC, 1:10 Nitro)

9.) Technical Inspection

  • Technical inspections will take place before and after heats at random selection
  • We maintain the right to inspect your car at any time.
  • Cars which are not presented for technical inspection upon request may be disqualified from that heat.
  • Any race damage will be taken into account.
  • At the end of finals, all cars will be impounded and may be inspected.

10.) Driving Standards

  • Please be respectful of other drivers on the track and their equipment 
  • Show Teammanship throughout the entire day and the race. Help each other become faster. If you accidentally jumped a barrier and gained a position via short cut, let that person pass you again. 
  • Intentional ramming is strongly discouraged
  • Speak to each other on the driving stand
  • There will be no use of the track between Qualifier or Mains Heats
  • Cars are to be placed on the straight with no laps driven until the start of the heat unless the Race Director asks you to so
  • Qualifiers are not a Main – focus on clean lines and times
  • If you are on the same lap. If the person behind is lapping, you must give way. 

11.) Track Marshalls

We are one big team that helps each other; everyone is responsible after their race to be a track, Marshall. If you are racing in back-to-back races, please identify someone in the group who can track Marshall on your behalf. 

12.) Food

Everyone is responsible for their own food. It is possible to have food delivered to the track.

13.) Provisional heat Schedule

To be udpated cloaser to race date