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Rockingham July 27-28: GT3 and WEC Digital Racing

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Rockingham July 27-28: GT3 and WEC Digital Racing

For the 3rd time Rockingham ( will host a double header of DiSCA GT3 and WEC events on Rockbull Ring ninco track at the National Slot Car Centre on the weekend of 27th and 28th July 2019.

The club is located at:

Unit 1, Wansell Road, Corby NN17 5LX

The event will feature a double feature with GT3 racing on the Saturday and the Rockbull Ring 6hrs WEC endurance on Sunday.

We welcome all comers to the event, whether you partake in either or both days. Rockingham can provide technical assistance and has several controllers available, should new teams require them.

With free practice staring on Friday afternoon there will be plenty of time for teams to check out the track and set-up

Rockbull Ring 90 min GT3 Sprint Races, Saturday 27 July
As in 2018 the DiSCA GT3 cars with teams of either two or three drivers, will kick off the event on Saturday from 08:00 till 15:00hrs.

There will be one 60 min. Timed Practice session and two 90 min. races which include one mandatory pitstop of 1 minute duration.

Full Disca GT3 rules will apply for the Rockbull Ring GT3 race. No handout parts (although some will be available to purchase if required). You must ensure the 1.8mm motor ride height is achieved at tech inspection before both races.

Rockbull Ring 6hrs WEC, Sunday 28 July

With the Rockbull Ring 6rs run under the same DiSCA WEC Sports Cars rules as used for the Oxigen LM 24hrs, and with its long straights flowing techincal areas the track has significant similarities to the Henley track. As the track is only set-up for these events there is no real local track advantage making it a very open competition.

WEC 6hrs hand out materials
Teams will be hand out 1 motor at random (Flat-6 or MX-16) These motors have been tested, matched and run in by Should in the unlikely occasion a motor be defective, teams will receive a new one from the organisation.

Teams will be hand out 2 pairs of N18 and 1 pair 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.

During free practice teams are free to run their own motors and tyres (of the same type and or compound), 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 (along with the whole car, chassis, pod with motor rear axle and wheels)

Rockbull Ring Double Digital Time Table

Friday 26 July 2019
14:00 - 22:00 Free Practice WEC & GT3, firmware check

Saturday 27 July 2019: DiSCA GT3 / WEC 6hrs Free Practice
DiSCA GT3 Sprint races
08:00 Doors open, firmware check
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 (90 mins)
12.30 Intermission
13:00 Tech inspection Race 2
13:25 Line up Grid Race 2
13.30 Start Race 2 (90 mins)

WEC 6hrs Practice
15:00 - 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 July 2019, WEC 6 hrs Endurance
08:00 - 09:00 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
09:05 - 09:15 Race briefing
09:20 - 11:00 Timed Qualification & Technical Inspection
11:05 - 11:20 Concourse & Team photo's, Driver Rostrum selection based on qualification result.
11:20 - 11:25 Grid formation
11:30 - 17:30 WEC Rockbull Ring 6 hrs Endurance
17:45 - 18:00 Award ceremony .

Entries & Registration:
The registration for the 2019 event are open now. Teams that want to enter this event need to apply via the online entry forms:

Saturday 27th July GT3 Race:

Sunday 28th July 6hr WEC race:

The first 16 teams that fully pay their entry will secure their place for both or either the Saturday GT3 and the Sunday 6hrs WEC race. Past participation does not guarantee a place.

Entry fees will be £70 per team the WEC race and £20 per team for the GT3 race.

Final instructions, including the final entry list, firmware for chip and controller, and any travel considerations will be issued to team captains in early July.

I will be more than happy to answer any queries here on the forum or via PM.

You can also follow the developments for the Rockingham Double Digital event via the Rockingham Slot Car Club facebook page




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why, are you falling apart? Am I allowed to bring the Mrs?
in that case, definitely a seat each for me and Caroline please Matt.
I would third it!
If anyone needs something from my website
Hello mate, I'd like four packs of the SVSCR010 spring retainer nuts please.

And I can highly recommend the tyre saucer (this puppy) , it's a very convenient unit for prepping tyres.

Re darkness. Nick, John and I agreed it would be good to run a propn of the 6hr in the dark. We will test the lighting situation and ensure the conditions are suitable and if so run the last 60-90mins in those conditions.

Great news
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I'll post the mankini pictures this evening. Oh, and the presentation of award photographs.
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Matt, a great weekend - once more, my thanks to those that made it happen, and to the team Captain for working hard to build the cars and fettle them so we could nurse them to the finish line. Trials and tribulations galore, but great fun all the way.

Looking forward to North Staffs.

I should have the pictures ready for posting tonight - frantically trying to work out which team is which and what position they ended up. Next time perhaps, we shouldn't stand under a double flourescent tube for the award photos !
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Overall winners and P2 Class Winners, Sports Carazing

followed by

P1 Class Winners, TWR

and also

GT Class Winners, and Concours d'Elegance joint runners up, Ford Monkey Tem NL (CAN YOU HEAR ME WAYNE?)

Well done all, those were hard fought and very deserving victories


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2nd place teams......

P1 Class, Demon Slot

P2 Class, 3rd Overall and winners of the Concours d'Elegance, Lowlands Racing

GT Class, North Staffs


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and P3 in each class

P1, Gas Monkeys

P2, hello, these lads look a bit familiar, Red Dragon

GT and joint runners up in the Concours d'Elegance, Cosworth Garage 27

apologies for the poor quality photos. my camera hated the flourescent strips just behind the subjects!


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I'm not 100% sure of the results from the two Saturday races, or what we called the teams, but here are some of the suave geezers I raced with on the Saturday in the GT3 races.............


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Why is Sean in every picture?
Rich, you have to use what the model agency sends you mate. In this instance, Sean was modelling the new Croc's range "superlight - it feels like your not even wearing Crocs"
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yes, he was Gio.
Got a load of these magnety things in work. Track melts occasionally, but NEVER misses a lap


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