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Double Dutch Digital racing in the Low Lands
For the 4th time the SRC Eindhoven will host the Dutch Digital event on the renowned Low Lands Suzuka Ninco track in their spacious club on the Sint Odulphusstraat 2b, 5682 AB Best, the Netherlands. As in 2017 the event will sport a double feature with GT3 racing on the saturday and the Suzuka 6hrs WEC endurance on sunday.

The Low Lands Suzuka Double Digital is a perfect opportunity for all slotracers on the Northern European continent to try Oxigen racing in an Endurance format and has become the place for the digital regulars to test their cars in preparation for the Oxygen Le Mans 24hrs in Henley in Arden.
For new teams the organisation can provide technical assistance on how to chip cars during Friday's and Saturday's free practice sessions and has several Slot.it controllers available for rent, if teams require them.

Suzuka GT3 Support race
As in 2017 the DiSCA GT3 cars with teams of either two or three drivers, will kick off the event on Saturday from 09:00 till 14:00hrs.
There will be one 60 min. Timed Practice session and two 60 min. Races with one mandatory pitstop of 1 minute duration.
Besides the above mentioned, full Disca GT3 rules will apply for the Suzuka support race.
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Start grid of the 2017 DiSCA GT3 support race, photo: Giovanni Rusello

Suzuka 6hrs WEC, Prologue to the Oxigen Le Mans 24hrs:
With the Suzuka 6hrs run under the same DiSCA WEC Sports Cars rules as used for the Oxigen LM 24hrs, it has proven itself as the perfect oppertunity for teams to test their cars. for "the Big one". With its banked corners and elevation changes the Suzuka track will bring different challenges for the teams in both set up and strategy.
Although most teams adapted their cars for Suzuka it was interestring to see that the top 5 at Suzuka all did score good results in the Le Mans 24hrs.
With free practice staring on Friday afternoon there will be plenty of time for teams to check out the track and set-up...or not...time flies when you're having fun.

Deviations from the DiSCA rulebook
Due to its shorter duration and the inclusion of a (GT3) support race, there will be a few deviations from the DiSCA rulebook for the Suzuka 6hrs main event.

Teams will be hand out 1 motor at random (Flat-6 or MX-16) These motors have been tested, matched and run in by Slot.it. Should in the unlikely occasion a motor be defective,
teams will recieve a new one from the organisation.
Teams will be hand out 2 pairs of N18 and 2 pairs of F22 at random. Both compounds must be used during the main race. Hand outs will be available on Saturday after registering at the race control.
Although teams are free to run their own motors and tyres (of the same type and or compound) during free practice we advise teams to mount their handouts before the end of free practice
This way you'll be able to hit the ground running on Sunday morning.
If you use this option you will have to place the parts in the Parc Ferme overnight (can also be the whole car, chassis or pod with motor rear axle and wheels)
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Pacecar leading the WEC cars on the formation lap of the 2017 Suzuka 6hrs, photo: Theo van den Hurk.

Low Lands Suzuka Double Digital Time Table
Friday 26 januari 2018
14:00 - 22:00 Free Practice WEC & GT3

Saturday 27 januari 2018: DiSCA GT3 / WEC 6hrs Suzuka Free Practice

DiSCA GT3 Sprint race
08:30 Doors open,
09:00 Driver's briefing.
09:15 Registration Controller & ID check.
09:30 Timed Practice (60 mins)
10:35 Tech inspection and Rostrum position choice based on best time from timed practice.
10.55 Line up Grid Race 1
11.00 Start Race 1 (60 mins)
12.00 Intermission
12:35 Tech inspection Race 2
12:55 Line up Grid Race 2
13.00 Start Race 2 (60 mins)

WEC 6hrs Suzuka Practice
14:00 - 19:00 Free practice/ Registration/ Hand out materials, controller/chip check & pairing
(note: handout parts must be back in the Parc Fermé by 19:15)
19:15 Close Club
19:30 - 22:00 Diner & Award ceremony GT3

Sunday 28 januari 2018, WEC Suzuka 6 hrs Endurance
08:30 - 09:30 Free Practice for teams that did not participate in Saturday's WEC Practice session
Hand out race motor & tyres, controller/chip check & pairing
Release cars/parts from Parc ferme. of teams that attended Saturday's WEC Practice session
09:35 - 09:45 Racebriefing
09:50 - 11:30 Timed Qualification & Technical Inspection
11:35 - 11:50 Concourse & Team photo's, Driver Rostrum selection based on qualification result.
11:50 - 11:55 Grid formation
12:00 - 18:00 WEC Suzuka 6 hrs Endurance
18:15 - 18:30 Award ceremony .

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Driver rostrum during the 2017 Suzuka 6hrs, for 2018 the number of driver positions had been extended to 15. photo: Theo van den Hurk.
Entries & Registration:
Registration for the 2018 event will open on October 28th, 10:00 (GMT+1). Teams that want to enter this event will be able to apply via the online entry form that will be posted here on that day.
For the 2018 edition a max. of 15 applications will be accepted for the 6hrs WEC race on a first come first serve base, with a further 4 applications placed on the reserve list.
Entry fees will be €80 for the WEC race and an additional €20 p/team for the GT3 support race
Accepted entries are required to have payed their entry fee in full by November 28th , in case of non payment the first team on the reserve list will be granted an entry etc etc.
Final instructions, including the final entry list, firmware for chip and controller, and any travel considerations will be issued to team captains on Jan 5th.

I will be more than happy to answer any "international" queries here on the forum or via PM.
Paul vd Hurk (Dutch Touch, SRC Eindhoven) will handle enquiries via email at [email protected]
You can also follow the developments for the Suzuka Double Digital event via the SRC EIndhoven Facebook page

On behalf of the Src Eindhoven
with kind regards
Tamar

Update Oct 28th 10:00 Click on the link below for the online registration form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetokXcTGdrDzzqmggQ-K1F3nR8tptV5Z8Fimw_F3V8n7GnNg/viewform
 

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Suzuka Double Digital: Provisional Entry List
Hello Slotters
I'm very proud and pleased to be able to post the first provisional entry list for the 2018 Suzuka Double Digital event.
Within less than 36hrs we've recieved 14 team registrations with two teams firmly securing their place on the grid by paying their registration fees in full.
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Although there will undoubtly be some changes amongst the cars and drivers in the coming months, it looks like we're going to have
a very interesting and representative grid. No less than 6 GT's, 4 LM P2's and 4 LM P1's, with a new car making their first on track apearance in every class.
Here's a quick preview.


GT
A near perfect combination of the Grand Touring cars, just needs an Aston Martin to make it a perfect one.
For DiSCA regulars North Staffs and S-slotracing for Holland, the Suzuka 6hrs will be the perfect way to get some competion miles on their American Muscle cars.
The local SRC Eindhoven gentleman drivers 50+ will be the first to race the new F488. Dutch Slipstream is most likely to field a Ford GT for their return to Suzuka as a full club team.
Two new Belgium teams will make their debut at Suzuka, Dragonspeed has entered a McLaren 650S and SRCB-Z-machine will be defending Porsche's colors.

The team from Charleroi Belgium certainly knows its way around Suzuka (their Carrera track also has the Suzuka lay-out) and has loads of digital race experience.
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Who will do a proper Aston Martin Vantage GTE, its the only car missing for a perfect GT grid
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LM P2
Looks like the biggest breaktrough of fully 3DP slotcars will be found in this class with 3 totally new designs.
Olifer 3D the driving force behind the design of the British H2Olifer Ligier JSP2 and Portuguese Olifer racing Oreca 07
while last years overall winner Racing for Belgium is working with SV workz to develop their open topped Oreca 03.
They'll all be challenging 2017 winners Eastcote Exiles who will return with their trusted and well developped Acura HPD ARX-01d.
Level of competition in this class is expeted to be high and even an overall win might not be beyond their reach.
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Racing for Belgium hopes to unviel their first 3d printed Oreca 03 in the coming weeks.

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The Hopeful Six stick to their favorite livery, their new mean green machine a Ligier JSP2..but will race it as a P1

LM P1
In the top tier prototype class we have 4 strong contestants going for the overall victory. Rockingham will return with their Toyota TS030 but with a hefty development program under their belt.
Stryker racing has switched camps for 2018 moving from Audi to Porsche but will have to miss the guidance of their Team captian who will be on reporting duty at the Daytona 24hrs.
The Danish Road Kings made a very strong impression at the LM 24hrs, Suzuka will be the first chance to run their new ByKolles CLM P1 in anger.

Last but not least Suzuka and Le Mans regulars Hopeful Six have ditched their green Krohn racing Ferrari 458 for a green Krohn Racing Ligier JSP2 which they will enter in P1
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With the 2017 winners and runner up having moved to different classes P1 is going to be an open race.
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Danish Road Kings hope that their ByKolles CLM P1 will give them yellow wings;)

1 S-slotracing for Holland, NL, LM GT, 2017 Corvette C7R #63
2 50+, NL, LM GT, 2016 Ferrari 488 GTE #82
3 Rockingham, GB, LM P1, 2013 Toyota TS030 #4
4 Eastcote Exiles, GB, LM P2, 2011 Acura HPD ARX-01d #36
5 Road Kings, DK, LM P1, 2015 ByKolles CLM P1 #4
6 North Staffs, GB, LM GT, 2013 SRT Viper #93
7 Slipstream, NL, LM GT, 2017 Ford GT #67
8 H2Olifer, GB, LM P2, 2014 Ligier JSP2 #35
9 Dragon Racing, B, ASIAN LMS GT, 2015 McLaren 650S GT3 #3
10 Hopeful Six, GB, LM P1, 2016 Ligier JSP2 # 40
11 Olifer Racing, P, LM P2, 2017 Valliante Oreca 07 #27
12 Racing for Belgium, B, LM P2, 2013 Oreca 03 #40
13 Stryker Racing with Porsche, GB, LM P1, 2017 Porsche 919 #1
14 SRCB Z-Machine, B, LM GT, 2017 Porsche 991 #91

So that's it for now, 14 registrations, just one more place open on the grid after which we'll be adding Teams to the reserve list.
But, as I mentioned before, this list is stil provisional, depending on registration fee's being due by Nov 28th.
Looking forward to see you all in Januari 2018

on behalf of the SRC Eindhoven
with kind regards
Tamar
 

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Absolutely gorgeous looking track Tamar - maybe we can arrange a visit :) :) ?
 

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Hello Harry
I checked the link and the form itself..seems to work perfectly ok when I test.
What is not working for you?

Can you pm me your email addres so I can check for you?

We're in the process off updating the SRC Eindhoven Website but the club mostly uses their Facebook page for updates and communication.

Here's the link to their Suzuka Double Digital event page on Facebook

with kind regards
Tamar
 

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Hello Anthony, thanks for the compliment.
You're always welcome at the SRC Eindhoven, which is just less than 2hrs from your doorstep ;)

regular clubnights are Thursday and Friday evening, but the key members of the club open frequently in the weekend.

Check their FB page or contcat me to make an appointment

with kind regards

Tamar
 

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Provisional Entry List Update
We've just recieved our 15th registration:

1 S-slotracing for Holland, NL, LM GT, 2017 Corvette C7R #63
2 50+, NL, LM GT, 2016 Ferrari 488 GTE #82
3 Rockingham, GB, LM P1, 2013 Toyota TS030 #4
4 Eastcote Exiles, GB, LM P2, 2011 Acura HPD ARX-01d #36
5 Road Kings, DK, LM P1, 2015 ByKolles CLM P1 #4
6 North Staffs, GB, LM GT, 2013 SRT Viper #93
7 Slipstream, NL, LM GT, 2017 Ford GT #67
8 H2Olifer, GB, LM P2, 2014 Ligier JSP2 #35
9 Dragon Racing, B, ASIAN LMS GT, 2015 McLaren 650S GT3 #3
10 Hopeful Six, GB, LM P1, 2016 Ligier JSP2 # 40
11 Olifer Racing, P, LM P2, 2017 Valliante Oreca 07 #27
12 Racing for Belgium, B, LM P2, 2013 Oreca 03 #40
13 Stryker Racing with Porsche, GB, LM P1, 2017 Porsche 919 #1
14 SRCB Z-Machine, B, LM GT, 2017 Porsche 991 #91
15 AM racing, NL, LM P1, 2014 AMR DBR1 #007

As mentioned before, this list is provisional and most likely to change as some teams are still finalising drivers and cars.
So even though registering from now will mean your team will be on the reserve list there's a good chance you might still make the grid

on behalf of the SRC Eindhoven
with kind regards
Tamar
 

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Long time that something has been posted in this topic!

How far are the teams allready in their car preparation progress?

Racing for Belgium started their car at the beginning of last week,

it's going slowly but steady.

Nothing is being overlooked and doublechecked immedietly.

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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Hello Gents
Sorry for not posting lately , but december has been crazy time wise.
Hope to catch up in the next couple of days with some updates on the Suzuka Double Digital event, some pictures of the Road Kings By kolles to share and hopefully also some updates on our C7R

but first...

Wishing you all a merry, merry Christmas

with kind regards

Tamar
 

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Hey Tamar and All

merry christmas. Looking forward to Jan.

Question for Tom: is that a scaleauto R8 partially visible in the background of the pic in your last post?
 

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Hello Gio,

I have to disappointed you here, that is not the Scaleauto Audi R8.
It's the SCX Audi R8 with an Olifer chassis.

She will be build to DiSCA GT3 regulations, But unfortunatly due to time shortage wont be finished for the Saturday races.

I do hope to get my hands on a Scaleauto version Audi R8 soon.
 

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Argh! I hoped that you were doing some beta testing for them ;-)

I would have said to suggest them to make the fog light covers removable so that one could install LEDs.

On another note, some time ago I saw in your galleries pictures of two porsche 991 RSR: one in the new porsche livery and the other one in the Kodak red/yellow/black. Are you going to post some writeup about them?

I am planning to do a scaleauto 1/24 991 in that livery...although some details in the model (especially the front end) do not correspond with the real car.
 
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