Glyn Beal takes BRCA Sports GT British Championship Title with Serpent 747
Glyn Beal has secured the British 1/10th IC Championship title for 2013 with his Serpent 747-220GT and with 3 rounds of the championship still to run.
In scorching temperatures at the UK’s Mendip circuit Glyn stormed home with FTD and A-Final win to put the championship title beyond the reach of all other contenders. Team mate, Adam Crossland, backed up Glyn with a fine second place to give Serpent UK maximum points from the week end.
July 14th saw the Mendip circuit near the seaside resort of Western Super Mare as the destination for round 6 of the BRCA Sports GT Championship. The weather was set to be very hot for the weekend with temperatures approaching 30*C. Saturday started off with a very dusty and low grip track, which struggled to rubber in, so the grip remained low. Serpent driver Glyn Beal was experimenting with settings to increase traction on his 220mm GT spec Serpent 747. By the end of the day the team mates Adam Crossland and Dickey Boult were also happy with their Serpents and making the most of the available grip.
Sunday morning dawned and the temperatures were still very high. By Round 2 Glyn was proving the power of his Xceed DS6-EM engine by setting the first of a series of 18 lap qualifiers. No-one else came close with the next 3 places all on fast 17 laps and split by just half a second.
The Final lined up with Glyn on pole and planning to secure the 2013 championship after only the first 6 rounds. Adam was 4th, Jason Thompson 8th, followed by Phil Edwards and Dickey finishing off the A final grid. Glyn and Adam got a good clean start holding 1st and 3rd by the end of the first lap with Adam pressing hard to move up a place. When the first of the Xray cars hit problems at just 10 minutes Adam moved into 2nd spot which he was to hold until the end of the race. Meanwhile Glyn was out in the lead steadily pulling away from the pack looking to settle the Championship fight. The blistering pace set by the Serpents was just too much for the other manufacturers with their cars dropping like flies; problems included moving engines and stripped spur gears. At the end of the 30 minute race Serpent breezed home to a one-two win. Glyn Beal was over the moon; winning the British Championship with 3 rounds still to go.
Glyn wishes to thank Serpent for the reliability and quality of the models; to CML for the Savox servos and to Vapex for his LiFe batteries. The Sanwa Exzes X radios supplied by SMD are used by team drivers Glyn Beal and Adam Crossland.
A very special thanks go to John and Muriel Russell and at Serpent UK for supporting all drivers’ trackside, and keeping the team running at maximum potential.