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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 (www.rockinghamslotcarclub.co.uk) 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

https://www.bing.com/maps?q=rockingham+slot+car&src=IE-TopResult&FORM=IETR02&conversationid=



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 Slot.it 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 Slot.it. 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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16Lgr-sfSLawU9k0D_JuzmEnmIZ7XBWqhwWXjAGQ_zZo/viewform?chromeless=1&edit_requested=true

Sunday 28th July 6hr WEC race:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAtYO4lz8hirQVyrlVWKN-1A6a_Qek2v1h_NO4IbWQ_4lEGg/viewform

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

thanks

Matt

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Is it possible to have too strong a magnetic field?

Large, super powerful neo magnets are available on eBay for pennies, I use dozens of them in my studio, and would prefer to re-purpose some of those rather than buying more of the fragile and brittle CN11/CN01.
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Specifying a magnet is all well and good, but would it make life a little easier if the strength of the field at a calibrated height be specified instead?
I don't think so, as the proliferation of magnetic field measuring tools amongst slotracers is pretty low
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On a more serious note: No need Greg, in 99% of the cases just using the advised magnets will do. As it most likely would have done on the Rock Bull Ring.
But the combination of weak magnets, long straights and high speeds just compounded the issue.

I agree with all above, given that Maurizio has suggested we use the CN11, as the optimum magnet to use, wouldn't this be tested by the engineers on a STD slot it car, and be deemed as capable of its task. The Slot it could confirm the strength of this magnet, I presume it is an N52 neodymium grade magnet.
As a note I see in the catalogue the magnet part number is cn01, or is there a new magnet CN11?
I think its a typo Dave, CN 01 should be ok, in its own documentation (the PDF I linked to in your own topic) they use both the CN 0(1)1 and the CN 02 in the illustration.

Is it possible to have too strong a magnetic field?

Large, super powerful neo magnets are available on eBay for pennies, I use dozens of them in my studio, and would prefer to re-purpose some of those rather than buying more of the fragile and brittle CN11/CN01.
As a matter of fact...yes you can. In order to avoid any lap counting issues we used strong(er) magnets for the Suzuka track. No lap counting issues, but if you pass the finish line too slow...you do notice your car being slowed down even more by the magnets under the track.
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Stronger magnets could stop a car dead in its track
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with kind regards
Tamar
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Large, super powerful neo magnets are available on eBay for pennies, I use dozens of them in my studio, and would prefer to re-purpose some of those rather than buying more of the fragile and brittle CN11/CN01.
All you have to do is hotglue them to the bottom of the track, how strong do you need them to be
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Got a load of these magnety things in work. Track melts occasionally, but NEVER misses a lap
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I was not there, but given that you guys were using ninco track, could it be that there was too much bouncing at high speed over the S/F line?

I have seen and experienced cars lifting their front wheels like a drag-racer on ninco straights (back straight in lowland suzuka).
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