R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > International Forums > Singapore R/C Racers

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-10-2003, 09:44 PM   #16
Tech Master
ozone's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,222
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)

long time never post.... hmm...since someone brought up racing.... i tink its my time to throw in my 2 cents....

During qualifying heats
- Always give way to the faster car...u r runnin against time...so no point blocking others...

During actual finals...
- U can block if u r fighting for posiition...
- If u r the back marker...give way to the front runners...but noe who the front runners are...or not u'll lose ur placing
ozone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2003, 11:46 PM   #17
Tech Champion
hellangel's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Made in HELL
Posts: 9,296
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)

but the problem will arise when the back marker is a newbie (dat's why he's the back marker... doh!!!) and he doesn't know dat the race leader is behind him...

or when the newbie back marker tries to give way and causes an accident wif another car... (prob the 2nd place car)
hellangel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2003, 12:15 AM   #18
Tech Regular
kkyeo's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 482

get race marshals to wave BLUE flags at the back markers to give way loh.....
It's kind to give way if u realise that the car behind you is faster.... Sometimes it's hard to realise also.....
kkyeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2003, 12:39 AM   #19
Tech Master
WC's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Global Citizen
Posts: 1,930
Trader Rating: 28 (100%+)

If there is good race organiser with PA system for the finals, then usually they'll call out "Car #6, you have got leader car #1 coming up behind you - please let him pass cleanly." If Car #6 cause a crash whilst other car is overtaking then (1) marshall should put car #1 back on track first and (2) car #6 gets a 'warning'.

Then again, if you're car #1 and you've got car #2 chasing your tail in the final, then haha, sure of course you drive "fat"... leave no passing room if possible. But careful when "closing the door" cos #2 can also easily take you out and t-bone you... and say "sorrylah, running 1-way, got no brek".
WC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2003, 04:11 AM   #20
Posts: n/a

I think what Ozone says is good practice.

Qualifyings are really more like time trials than anything else! No point holding up others. Juz get your own a## round the track as fast as possible.

But it all changes in the finals. If Kimi Raikkonnen was not penalised for 'closing the door' on Michael Shumacher. I agree that 'blocking' becomes part of the strategy.

But really, passing is an art. I totally hate it when the person who is trying to pass you ends up t-boning you instead of seizing the right opportunity & blowing by gracefully! Think many of us are guilty of this & still have a long way to go in perfecting this skill.

Comments anyone!
  Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Classes Are Running at Your Track?? scootr117 Electric On-Road 36 07-09-2008 11:11 AM
drivers ethics while racing.... moy Nitro On-Road 72 06-26-2008 04:22 PM
Racing Ethics Steve Weiss Racing Forum 184 01-13-2008 06:37 AM
Best RC track for running 1/18 trucks RockDragon Hong Kong Racing 0 06-23-2005 02:44 AM
Oval Racing At Strickland/Off Road Track not open while running Oval Mike Wichman Florida Racing 26 07-07-2004 03:52 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:54 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net