Class 25: Modern 2WD Rally

Description:

Ready-to-race 1/32 slot cars representing rally cars of the period 1989-2017.

Regulations:

No modifications permitted from OEM specification except free choice of guide provided that no chassis modifications are required for fitment. Inline motor layout only. Cars should have been produced as two-wheel-drive models whether or not the full-size car is 4WD. Cars sold as 4WD but modified to run 2WD are not eligible. Any motor layout (inline, angle winder or sidewinder) is permitted if factory fitted by the manufacturer. Front-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive permitted. Traction magnet must be removed and weight may be positioned in the chassis if it is not visible from outside the car. Two figures representing the driver and co-driver should be present. Car may be repainted but in rally not racing colours. Tyre choice free.

Eligible Cars:

1989 Ford Sierra Cosworth (Ninco, SCX, Scalextric)

BMW E30 M3 (Fly, SCX, Scalextric)

Renault 5 GT Turbo (Octane)

1993 Renault Clio Williams (Ninco)

Ford Escort Cosworth (Scalextric)

1994 Toyota Celica ST205 (Ninco)

1995 Renault Megane Maxi (Ninco, SCX)

SEAT Ibiza F2 (SCX, Team Slot)

VW Golf Mk.IV (Ninco)

1996 Peugeot 306 Maxi (Ninco)

1997 Toyota Corolla WRC (Ninco)

Hyundai Coupe WRC (Cartrix)

Subaru Impreza WRC97 (Scalextric)

Toyota Corolla WRC (Scalextric, Ninco)

1999 Citroën Xsara F2 (Team Slot)

2000 Citroën Saxo Kit Car (Ninco)

Fiat Punto S1600 (Ninco)

2002 Opel Corsa S1600 (Sloter)

Ford Fiesta S1600 (SCX

Subaru Impreza WRC03 (Carrera)

VW Polo S1600 (Powerslot)

Renault Clio S1600 (Ninco)

2004    Peugeot 307 WRC (Carrera)

2005 Citroën C2 S1600 (SCX)

Suzuki Swift S1600 (SCX)

2006 Abarth Grande Punto S2000 (Fly, NSR)

2007 Renault Clio R3 (NSR)

2010 Abarth 500 Trofeo (Racer Silverline, NSR)

2011 Citroën DS3 WRC (Carrera)

Driver’s View:

Many interesting choices here. Cars that were originally 2WD rally cars in full size competition are often superminis and therefore short, narrow and tall – making them quite tippy-uppy. Because the class refers to the slot car, there were many WRC cars made as 2WD models a few years ago which may have less power than a later car but are more stable. Plenty of options that can prove rapid.