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NSR advertise the fact that they have won the Italian championship 5 times. Nothing wrong with that concept. But how are the championship (rules) constructed? And has the car/chassis been designed to exploit these specific rules? In an interesting post on another forum a North Italian GT-inline championship, with handout motors and tyres, were given to the entrants who I assume drove a variety of (their own??) cars. In this format the NSR struggled. In fact the car to have was the ScaleAuto Radical. Allowing for a slightly weird championship of makes scoring system (my opinion), where points were allocated to all cars of the same make and not just the top finishing car of that make, the Scale Auto Radiacal was the car to have, more so than the NSR's and slotit's.

So is the Italian Championship a Formula Libre, where anything goes? Any motor (with I assume mag downforce), any tyre treatment etc?? and in this environment it thrives?

http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/portal/f...2960&page=3

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I've competed in several Italian championship rounds but not seriously. The rules are strict and complicated but basically your car is scrutineered, then an official motor is randomly taken out of a tray and your motor is exchanged for this in front of you. Then a pair of tyres is taken out of a bag and exchanged for yours. The car then goes into parc ferme, never to be touched by you until the end of the racing. You're not even allowed to touch the car if it de-slots in front of you. The motor remains the property of the club but the tyres are yours to keep. The motors are calibrated beforehand and the slowest and fastest are not put in the tray.

This is a hugely fair way of doing things, in my opinion.

I have a full set of 2011 rules, in Italian, if anyone is interested. I could translate them for you.
 

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A link to the rules would be fair. Google translate should be good enough for the understanding
 

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I'm not very experienced (not compete) ... but I think here you can find all the regulations (there is also the English version by clicking on the flag)

I hope this helps (my first post from the presentation!)

the translation is carried out by Goooooogle!
bye!

http://www.ansislot.it/
 

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Hi.
You are referring to two different championships:

1 - ANSI GT championship (unlimited, sort of)
2 - ANSI GT Inline (referred to from rick1776 as North Italian GT-inline)

1 - mostly unlimited as far as tyres and 'commercial' motors are allowed with magnetism and RPM limit. This means, tyres can be glued, trued, treated. Motors can be 'open can', which means mostly Slot.it Boxer 2s, NSR Kings, and MB Gnik are used. In this case, tyres and motors are NOT handed out, they are personal property and are scrutineered as follows: tyres should still carry the brand name and not exceed 13mm width. Motors are checked for RPMs and magnetism, not to exceed a certain threshold.

2 - handed out Slot.it Flat6-R and handed out rear tyres (I don't remember the brand now, may be PRS).
The rules in the North Italian GT-inline do not group cars by brand. Basically, the first 5 teams of each race cannot reuse the same car again (it is a bit more complicated that this but this is the principle). Under these conditions, adding up the points of the best 5 teams for each race, the car which scored more points was the Slot.it's Audi (102), followed closely by Scaleauto's Radical (101) and Toyota (80), Avant's Pescarolo (59) and others.

Pictures taken from Italiaslot.


Race by race, results were as follows:


In eight races, three different brands won, with overall six different models.
15 different models in the top 5, from 7 brands.
My opinion is that there was no clear dominance of a certain car/brand - which actually made things very interesting race after race.

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Thanks for that Maurizio. Seems like a good system to keep things close and interesting.

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Maurizio has far more knowledge than me and I thank him for a clear explanation. I didn't even know there was a Northern Championship!

The Italian championships are VERY healthy and HIGHLY competitive. This is why we have such good manufacturers here and probably why, in turn, it is so healthy and competitive. One promotes the other. Virtually all racing (and rallying) is on Ninco track which also provides a level playing field.
 

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Hi Graham.
True, but the numbers show some crisis in the last years. You are in Italy, know the country, we are more or less divided on anything.

Unfortunately, on the other hand, scratch building is not popular and most races tnd to end up with categories with very similar behaviour.
We will experiment this year in the Slot.it classic championship, opening it up to classic bodies on HRS2, and a special 'time compensated' ranking for heavier cars. Let's see how this works out...
 
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