The 2007 JMRCA All Japan Expert Touring Car Championship will take place @ Yatabe Arena next weekend (November 16-18).
As far as I understand this year the Expert Championship has been divided in Expert and Super Expert classes. The Super Expert class is reserved for the previous years top ten + other drivers who have qualified through various selection races. Overall there will be only 30-40 drivers (if I remember correctly) in the Super Expert class while the other drivers are running in the Expert class.
Rules are the same as last year as far as I'm aware, with the exception of a control tyre-wheel-insert combination.
This means 5 minutes, 4 cells and 1350g.
Brushless is still not allowed - god knows why.. (although the union Japan Manufacturers of RC Association probably know very well why...
I'm sure some of the above might not be correct, anyone with more info please correct or add...
This being Japan testing has been intense at Yatabe Arena for some time already. Here are a few places you can see something from the testing that's been taking place.
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