Nicolás David Rozo Race Report
Event Name: BRCC, Round 8
Event Location: Bogotá – Colombia, Southamerica
The BRCC is the regional championship of electric touring cars 1/10 in Bogotá, we race in carpet and since the beginning of the year, I´ve been racing in the A Main until now. Since the start of the championship, the organization decided to allow any kind of tire, with no control tire. Some of the drivers tested their cars with rubber tires, and they found any grip, all of them, except me, decided to race with foams. There is no doubt that foams gives you tons of grip, much more than race with rubbers.
At that point I had the chance to decide between win races or learn how to race with rubbers against foams. Personally, I think that it doesn´t any make sense if you win without know why, or how you did it, that´s why I decided race with rubbers, and probably quit to the possibility of win races, so I was working and testing some tire prep, with additives, and there were some races which I was near to find the optimal way to get a good result. At the end, the organization use democracy to decide the tire control for the next semester, and all the drivers voted for foams.
For the round 8, I started to race with foams, and finally I was in position to battle for take the win, the top drivers from Bogotá were racing in the first carpet track in Southamerica. During the practice the difference between rubbers and foams were huge, the car felt really responsive with a decent handling and sometimes easy to drive. The round of Qualification went quiet good; I could get the TQ with a good margin between second spot.
During the legs the car felt amazing, in the second leg the difference between the second place was of three laps, something which is a lot giving the fact that it was my first race with foams. Overall, heading in the right direction with setup changes, I set the track lap record, I took all of the three mains and the TQ. Now I´m in position to get a podium in the standings after 8 round, so the goal is try to get a good spot in the end of the championship.
Thanks God, Team Associated, Reedy, Upgrade RC and Boca Bearings