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    Default No F3 or Endurance Racing at 2012 Worlds

    check out bulletin 27 http://www.worldhovercraftfederation.org/ Germany's bid to host 2012 Worlds accepted - but....

    No F3 or Endurance Racing and the host nation would also prefer not to run F35 and have suggested F35 drivers consider a way to enter F50 instead ????? - outrageous !

    i am pleased the President and Secretary believe the world championships should, within reason, be as inclusive as possible and include F3 - i believe it is within reason that if enough register for a formula it should happen and this should be the case for all worlds in the future

    my suggestion - all F3's enter F2 (and we'll beat many of them based on Towcester laptimes) and F35's declare themselves 36 Hp decide to enter F1 instead on engine capacity

    as a club i think we need to consider how we address this, now and in the future

    comments please

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    Default Re: No F3 or Endurance Racing at 2012 Worlds

    Quote Originally Posted by broad5186 View Post
    my suggestion - all F3's enter F2...snip....comments please
    Unfortunately the world rules define F2 as "over F3.... and under 600cc 2-stroke". I think they will enforce this to prevent UK participants from making a mockery of F2. You would have more chance of F3 drivers lying about their age and competing in Juniors. ;o)

    I have not seen any feedback from the consultative document distributed in January. Especially regarding the rule ' one craft-same driver limited to one Formula'. If this rule is applied in 2012, I would have thought the Formula S grid would be small enough to make room for a few F3's.

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    Default Re: No F3 or Endurance Racing at 2012 Worlds

    we'll rebore a set of barrels and stick some 1mm oversize pistons in that'll do the trick

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    Default Re: No F3 or Endurance Racing at 2012 Worlds

    my main beef really is that F3 is considered a 'slow' formula and not exciting for the big sponsors they have lined up

    if you look at laptimes from towcester -

    F3's were faster than F50, F3 would have been 3rd fastest in FS and 4th fastest in F2

    and if you've watched the F3 racing this season it speaks for itself

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    Exclamation Re: No F3 or Endurance Racing at 2012 Worlds

    There must be an appeal process, how can an active formula in the worlds best hovercraft racing series be left out!

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    Default Re: No F3 or Endurance Racing at 2012 Worlds

    Quote Originally Posted by broad5186 View Post
    my main beef really is that F3 is considered a 'slow' formula and not exciting for the big sponsors they have lined up

    if you look at laptimes from towcester -

    F3's were faster than F50, F3 would have been 3rd fastest in FS and 4th fastest in F2

    and if you've watched the F3 racing this season it speaks for itself
    Boycott the event and then see what their sponsors have to say.

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    Default Re: No F3 or Endurance Racing at 2012 Worlds

    I enjoyed watching the F3 at Rother, arguably the most exciting formula!

    B.

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    Default Re: No F3 or Endurance Racing at 2012 Worlds

    Could it also be there are no German F3 drivers who could win a trophy for their country??

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