Souq Al Marfa – 17th of December 2021

Its on! We will be hosting the first race of the season at the parking lot of Souq Al Marfa on Friday the 17th of December with the kind coordination and support of the UAE RC Group and sponsors RV Bin LahejRC-ME.com.

Classes

Race Information

We will be racing the Tamiya M-Chassis, and 1/10- Electric Touring Cars (13.5T Blinky).

Rules & Specifications

Please make sure to read the recently updated RC 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.) Facilities 

  • 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!
  • Toilets are available on site

4.) Schedule

We continue to grow, so therefore also need to respect everyone’s time. heats will be run on schedule independent of racers being at the drivers stand.

ScheduleStartEnd Track Status
Registration check in, Tire Hand out &
Tech Inspections
09:00 11:30Open for practice
Driver Briefing 11:3011:45Closed
Qualifiers 14:0016:00Race only (Race tires only)
Mains16:3018:30Race only (Race tires only)
Award Ceremony19:0019:30Closed
*

A provisional heat schedule is at the end of this page.

5.) Upon arrival 

  • Registration – Immediately meet us at the administration desk so we can check you in the race system, and provide you with a transponder if needed (100AED deposit per transponder)
  • Tire Handout – pick up your control tires (control tires from previous Autodrome race may be used)
    • Touring Car 120 AED (EXX36)
    • Tamiya M-Chassis 100 AED (EXP36)
  • 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

  • All registered racers are now showing live on Live RC 
  • If you own a transponder, confirm the number is correct (if not notify Race Admin)
  • If you don’t own a transponder you will receive it from Race Adminn arrival (per point 3)
  • Installation instructions are available here

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) 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 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.
  • 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 have up to three rounds (heats) that are 5 minutes for Electric TC
  • 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.

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

Feel free to bring your own food. There will be food stalls available at Souq Al Marfa.

13.) Provisional heat Schedule

On Road RC Race at Al Ain – 10 of December 2021

Binona RC with the support of RC-ME.com will be hosting our second scheduled on Road Race of the year at Al Ain as part of the Binona Championship and Rising Star cup series.

Race Information

Classes

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

Fees:

Race Fee: 50AED for single class entry, 25AED for each additional class
Tire Handout – for Electric Control Touring Car Tires 120 AED (RC-ME edition Sweep 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.) Facilities 

  • 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!
  • Toilets are available on site
  • Please bring your own food

4.) Schedule

We continue to grow, so therefore also need to respect everyone’s time. heats will be run on schedule independent of racers being at the drivers stand.

ScheduleStartEnd Track Status
Registration check in, Tire Hand out &
Tech Inspections
09:30 AM 10:30 AMOpen for practice
Driver Briefing 10:30 PM10:45 AMClosed
Qualifiers 11:00 AM1:30 PMRace only (Race tires only)
Break01:30 PM02:20 PMBreak
Mains02:30 PM05:40 PMRace only (Race tires only)
Award Ceremony06:15 PM07:00 PMClosed
*

A provisional heat schedule is at the end of this page.

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 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

Feel free to bring your own food.

13.) Provisional heat Schedule

1/8 RC Buggy Race at at Binona – 3rd of December 2021

Binona RC with the support of RC-ME.com will be hosting our second off road buggy event of the year on the 3rd of December at our very own track in Al Ain.

Race Information

Classes

We will be racing the 1/8 Nitro Buggies

Race Fee: 100 AED (covers admin and track marshalls)

Rules & Specifications

Please make sure to read the specs for 1/8 Nitrobuggy on our recently updated RC 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.) Facilities 

  • 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!
  • Toilets are available on site
  • Please bring your own food

4.) Schedule

We continue to grow, so therefore also need to respect everyone’s time. heats will be run on schedule independent of racers being at the drivers stand.

ScheduleStartEnd
Registration check in11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Driver Briefing 12:00 PM12:15 PM
Qualifiers 12:30 PM2:30 PM
Break02:30 PM03:30 PM
Mains03:40 PM04:40 PM
Award Ceremony05:30 PM06:00 PM
*

A provisional heat schedule is at the end of this page.

5.) Upon arrival 

  • Registration – Immediately meet us at the administration desk so we can check you in the race system

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 transponders system.
  • Drivers must bring their own (no rental available)
  • If you own a transponder, confirm the number is correct (if not notify 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

9.) 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 (1/8 Nitro buggy) 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.
  • Heats will be 4 Min
  • 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 4 Minutes 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 30min for A-Main and 20min 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.

10.) 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.

11.) 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. 

12.) Track Marshalls

Hired track Marshalls will be available and funded from the race fee

12.) Food

Please bring your own food.

13.) Provisional heat Schedule

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

Round up! 1/8 RC Buggy Race at at Binona – 5th of November 2021

After more than a year of absence from the off road track, driven by COVID and a very hot summer we finally opened the off road season this past Friday the 5th ofNovember for a high quality afternoon of 1/8 buggy racing.

This race was the first of many and also the opening of the Binona RC Champion and Rising Star cup.

Huge thanks to our drivers and all volunteers who made this happen and of course the support from RC-ME.com to make this a great experience!! Huge congratulations to our winners below!!

Full results and details are available on Live RC.

1/8 Nitro Buggy

A MAIN

1st – Rudy Khoubbieh

2nd – Jamea Al khameeri

3rdRobert Murrell

B MAIN

1st – Juma Al Tayer

2nd – Fahad Ahmed

3rd – Darryl Davie

Top Qualifier

Top Qualifier award went to Rudy Khoubbieh

More pictures from todays event here:

On Road RC Race at Al Ain – 19th of November 2021

Binona RC with the support of RC-ME.com will be hosting our first scheduled on Road Race of the year at Al Ain as part of the Binona Championship and Rising Star cup series.

Race Information

Classes

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

Fees:

Race Fee: 50AED for single class entry, 25AED for each additional class
Tire Handout – Control Touring Car Tires 120 AED (Tires from pervious 1st of October Autodrome race permitted, please present to admin before race)

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.) Facilities 

  • 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!
  • Toilets are available on site
  • Please bring your own food

4.) Schedule

We continue to grow, so therefore also need to respect everyone’s time. heats will be run on schedule independent of racers being at the drivers stand.

ScheduleStartEnd Track Status
Registration check in, Tire Hand out &
Tech Inspections
09:30 AM 10:30 AMOpen for practice
Driver Briefing 10:30 PM10:45 AMClosed
Qualifiers 11:00 AM1:30 PMRace only (Race tires only)
Break01:30 PM02:20 PMBreak
Mains02:30 PM05:40 PMRace only (Race tires only)
Award Ceremony06:15 PM07:00 PMClosed
*

A provisional heat schedule is at the end of this page.

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

Feel free to bring your own food.

13.) Provisional heat Schedule

1/8 RC Buggy Race at at Binona – 5th of November 2021

Binona RC with the support of RC-ME.com will be hosting our first scheduled event of the year on the 5th of November at our very own track in Al Ain.

Race Information

Classes

We will be racing the 1/8 Nitro Buggies

Race Fee: 100 AED (covers admin and track marshalls)

Rules & Specifications

Please make sure to read the specs for 1/8 Nitrobuggy on our recently updated RC 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.) Facilities 

  • 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!
  • Toilets are available on site
  • Please bring your own food

4.) Schedule

We continue to grow, so therefore also need to respect everyone’s time. heats will be run on schedule independent of racers being at the drivers stand.

ScheduleStartEnd
Registration check in11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Driver Briefing 12:00 PM12:15 PM
Qualifiers 12:30 PM2:30 PM
Break02:30 PM03:30 PM
Mains03:40 PM04:40 PM
Award Ceremony05:30 PM06:00 PM
*

A provisional heat schedule is at the end of this page.

5.) Upon arrival 

  • Registration – Immediately meet us at the administration desk so we can check you in the race system

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 transponders system.
  • Drivers must bring their own (no rental available)
  • If you own a transponder, confirm the number is correct (if not notify 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

9.) 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 (1/8 Nitro buggy) 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.
  • Heats will be 4 Min
  • 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 4 Minutes 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 30min for A-Main and 20min 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.

10.) 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.

11.) 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. 

12.) Track Marshalls

Hired track Marshalls will be available and funded from the race fee

12.) Food

Please bring your own food.

13.) Provisional heat Schedule

RC Race at Dubai Autodrome – 1st of October 2021

UAE RC Group, RC-ME, Dubai Autdrome and RV Bin Lahej

We are very excited to announce the RC Touring Car Race Season 2021/2022 opening on the 1st of October at the EME 2021 at Dubai Autodrome.

Event Information

The Emirates Motorsport Exhibition is the UAE’s groundbreaking Motorsport exhibition that brings together all forms of Motorsport in the UAE. Meet teams, competitors, and key stakeholders in this exciting expo. Organised by Dubai Autodrome, in collaboration with the ATCUAE and with the support of the Dubai Sports Council.

We are very thankful for the support and work from UAE RC Group and sponsors RV Bin LahejRC-ME.com, and especially Dubai Autodrome. They are providing us with the opportunity to race at their event among motorsport enthusiasts.

Classes

Race Information

We will be racing the Tamiya M-Chassis, and 1/10- Electric Touring Cars (13.5T Blinky).

Rules & Specifications

Please make sure to read the recently updated RC 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

Dubai Autodrome Paddock Area

3.) Facilities 

  • 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!
  • Toilets are available on site

4.) Schedule

We continue to grow, so therefore also need to respect everyone’s time. heats will be run on schedule independent of racers being at the drivers stand.

ScheduleStartEnd Track Status
Registration check in, Tire Hand out &
Tech Inspections
11:30 AM 01:30 PMOpen for practice
Driver Briefing 03:00 PM03:30 PMClosed
Qualifiers 03:30 PM06:00 PMRace only (Race tires only)
Break06:00 PM06:30 PMBreak
Mains06:45 PM08:30 PMRace only (Race tires only)
Award Ceremony08:45 PM09:30 PMClosed
After awarding 9:30 Till end of EventOpen for practice
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A provisional heat schedule is at the end of this page.

5.) Upon arrival 

  • Registration – Immediately meet us at the administration desk so we can check you in the race system, and provide you with a transponder if needed (100AED deposit per transponder)
  • Tire Handout – pick up your control tires
    • Touring Car 120 AED
    • Tamiya M-Chassis 100 AED
  • 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

  • All registered racers are now showing live on Live RC 
  • If you own a transponder, confirm the number is correct (if not notify Race Admin)
  • If you don’t own a transponder you will receive it from Race Adminn arrival (per point 3)
  • Installation instructions are available here

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) 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 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.
  • 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 have up to three rounds (heats) that are 5 minutes for Electric TC
  • 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.

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

Feel free to bring your own food. There will be food stalls available at Autodrome.

13.) Provisional heat Schedule

Season 2021/2022 – Electric Race Class & Specs update

Looking forward 

The 2020/21 Season was full of great racing and excitement. We made some great progress in establishing a racing scent and look forward to doing more. Most important is we had fun and in the process established some great friendships.  

This year we are making the following key changes to classes and specifications to further mature our racing by keeping the playing field as even as possible for competition level racing. 

The majority of specifications remain the same to last year, with the key changes summarized here and followed by class by class specifications below. 

Key Changes for race season 2021/22

Here are the key changes this season with the full specification per class listed below:

Motors 

For blinky race  classes the following motors are permitted for use and will be reviewed and sealed by race administration in advance of the race:

  • Hobbywing Justock-3650SD 13.5T G2.1 (30408010)
  • Hobbywing Justock-3650SD 17.5T G2.1(30408011)

Permitted legacy options:

  • Hobbywing Justock -3650SD-13.5T G2 (30408005)
  • Hobbywing Justock -3650SD-17.5T G2 (30408005)

The motor used in race must be reviewed by Race Admin in advance of race and will be sealed.

Please note: Motors can be purchased from any shop/dealer/supplier, as long as they are handed over to race admin for testing and sealing prior to race. 

For boosted/modified classes the motor choice is open, as long as it specifically outlines the correct number of turns on the motor. I.e.. 13.5T 

Tires

Handout Tires will be introduced at each race to ensure everyone is racing on the same compound with tires being one of the most significant performance factors. Handout sets will be marked specifically for each race. 

Tires will be sold on race day at a discounted fee communicated with race announcement. 

A limit is set per race and class on how many can be purchased and used across race day. 

Bodies & Spoiler/Wing

For Tamiya M-Chassis the body should be a reasonable scale representation of any existing ‘B/C-Segment front-wheel drive sedan/hatchback or wagon. (Hyper-M body will be prohibited)

Weight

The total weight of the car is specified for each class. Total weight includes the car with body, clips, electronics, wheels and battery. 

It is permitted to secure led or brass weights to the chassis of the car to ensure the car meets the minimum weight requirement. 

Charging & Voltage

Any Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) 2s battery may be used.

Max Batt Voltage: 8.40v (high voltage charging is prohibited and will be checked in pre-race tech) 

Full Race Class specifications and rules 20/21

Important note:

These rules are assembled for simplicity and will be enforced if we believe an advantage is gained by “outlaw” activities. Mistakes will be excused, however actions taken to cheat will be dealt with strictly. We race for fun, let’s keep it fun for everyone. 

General specifications:

Motors:Blinky classes permit only the following zero timing motors are permitted for use and will be reviewed and sealed by race administration in advance of the race:

Permitted motors:

– Hobbywing Justock-3650SD 13.5T G2.1 (30408010)
– Hobbywing Justock-3650SD 17.5T G2.1(30408011)

Permitted legacy options:
– Hobbywing Justock -3650SD-13.5T G2 (30408005)
– Hobbywing Justock -3650SD-17.5T G2 (30408005)


The motor used in race must be reviewed by Race Admin in advance of race and will be sealed.

Boosted/Modified class:

For boosted/modified classes the motor choice is open, as long as it specifically outlines the correct number of turns on the motor specified per class. I.e.. 13.5T.
 
Class specifications below outline which motor is to be used. 

Important: The mentioned motors can be purchased from any supplier, as long as they are handed over for testing and sealing prior to race. 
Electronics:ESCs (Speed Controllers)

For all blinky classes must state in manual it supports blinky class. 

Batteries:

Any Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) 2s battery may be used.Max Batt Voltage: 8.40v (high voltage charging is prohibited and will be checked in pre-race tech). 

Body:
All Classes 

– Car bodies  must be painted and must be cut along the moulded trim lines.
– Removing material beyond/above the trim line is prohibited.
– Leaving extra material below the trim lines of the body is also prohibited.
– You are not allowed to create extra vent holes for the purpose of ventilation or performance enhancement.
– All car bodies must use the wings that are supplied in the.Mixing and matching the included ABS plastic wings, between different body styles, is prohibited.

Specific to class
– Body dimensions and styles permitted per class below according to each class.
Gearing:
For each of the Touring Car classes we provide an FDR recommendation. This recommendation is provide guidance. 
Tires:
Handout Tires must be used on race day as specified by race administration. 

Tires will be provided against fee on Race Day. A limit is set per race and class on how many can be purchased and used across race day. 
Weight:The total weight of the car is specified for each class. Total weight includes the car with body, clips, electronics, wheels, wheel nuts, and battery.It is permitted to fix led or brass weights to add additional weight to meet weight specification. 
Permitted weight per class is in the class sp
ecifications below.

Class specific specifications:

1/10 Electric 4WD  Touring Car – 13.5T Blinky 

Chassis:Any 4wd 1/10 electric touring car specified chassis
Body:190mm – 4 door touring car body with original wing provided
Motor:13.5T Brushless Motor (from approved list)
ESC:Blinky ESC (Zero Timing)
Battery:2S Lipo at max Max Batt Voltage: 8.40v
GearingAn FDR of 4-4.5 is recommended although not mandatory
Tires:Handout Tires will be provided on race day  (Max 2 set of tyres per event) Tire warmers are not permitted.
Minimum Weight:1320g 

1/10 Electric 4WD Touring Car – 13.5T Boosted/Modified

Chassis:Any 4wd 1/10 electric touring car specified chassis
Body:190mm – 4 door touring car body with original wing provided
Motor:Any 13.5T Brushless Motor 
ESC:Can be set outside of Blinky mode 
Battery:2S Lipo at max Max Batt Voltage: 8.40v
GearingFDR: Open 
Tires:Handout Tires will be provided on race day Max 3 set of tyres per eventTire warmers are not permitted.
Minimum Weight:1320g 

1/10 Electric 4WD  Mini Touring Car – 17.5T Blinky 

Chassis:Any 4wd 1/10 electric Mini Touring car specified chassis with 210mm Wheelbase 
Body:210mm – 4 door touring car body with original wing provided
Motor:17.5T Brushless Motor (from approved list)
ESC:Blinky ESC (Zero Timing)
Battery:2S Lipo at max Max Batt Voltage: 8.40v
GearingAn FDR of 4-4.5 is recommended although not mandatory
Tires:Handout Tires will be provided on race day  Max 2 set of tyres per event Tire warmers are not permitted.
Minimum Weight:1320g 

Tamiya M-Chassis 2WD – 17.5T Blinky 

Chassis:Chassis: M-07, M-08. Older platforms may be used, but will be at a gear ratio disadvantageAny Hop-Up Option and spare part is allowed and legal as long as it is used in the way it was designed, and installed on the vehicle it was designed for.It is strictly forbidden to re-engineer or modify stock or Hop-Up-Options parts.Lightweight screws and adjustable turnbuckles that are made of aluminum, steel or Titanium made by other manufacturers are permitted.You may alter the car in any way called out in the “car instruction manual” or “chassis setting sheet”. If the “chassis setting sheet” calls out the adjustment, then it’s legal to make the change to your car.Any manufactured ball bearing may be used as a Hop-Up.
Body:For Tamiya M-Chassis the body should be a reasonable scale representation of any existing ‘B/C-Segment front-wheel drive sedan/hatchback or wagon. I.e.. Hyper-M body will be prohibitedInformation on B-Segment and C-Segment cars can be found here
Motor:17.5T Brushless Motor (from approved list above)
ESC:Blinky ESC (Zero Timing)
Battery:2S Lipo at max Max Batt Voltage: 8.40v
GearingGearing: To create an equal speed between all M-Chassis models the max pinion size is 20T (included in box with the m07R).
Tires:Handout Tires will be provided on race day  Max 2 set of tyres per event Tire warmers are not permitted.
Minimum Weight:1300g 

Round up! 11th of June – Al Ain On Road 1/10 electric and Nitro Race

The UAE RC season may have officially ended with the expected arrival of the hot middle eastern summer (+40c), yet the appetite to continue racing has been so big from our growing community w

We claim the season officially ended and expected the hot middle eastern summer (+47 Celcius) would turn most people off and slow things down. It turns out we were wrong, and all the momentum created over the past year has just grown our number of enthusiasts asking for more of the same and more Nitro. With that in mind took on the attempt to run a race at the Binona track at the Al Ain Sportsplex this past Friday, and the turnout was EPIC despite the majority of drivers requiring to take COVID-19 tests to cross the border from Dubai towards Abu Dhabi. That, in my view, proves our case for growth in Enthusiasts.

This past Friday, 11th of June, both the known Binona guard and several of our new drivers who joined over the past year met for a late evening race across both 1/10 Electric and Nitor Touring cars. It was also the first time the Binona RC Track was in since the pandemic, making this event even more special. 

Huge thanks to the 25 drivers and support from RC-ME.com Hamad 640 teams, and of course, our Binona RC crew for making this a great experience. 

Full results and details are available on Live RC.

1/10 Electric Touring Car, 13.5T Blinky

A MAIN

1st – Edward Anthonijsz

2nd – Sultan Faizan

3rd – Lawrence Winter

B MAIN

1st – Ahmed Abubaker

2nd – Juma Al Tayer

3rd – Bruce Pool

1/10 Nitro Touring Car

A MAIN

1st – Mohammad Mohammad

2nd – Dave De Geus

3rd – Abdulla Rais

B MAIN

1st – Jamea Alkhameeri

2nd – Jerwin Vincente

3rd – Fahad Ahmed

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