Crossle RDC

Crosslé RDC

Descriptions, regulations and registration

Crosslé Racing Drivers' Club

The formula to compete in Crosslé 9S sports-racing cars; in either continuation or original specification. Races are either 2 x 20 minutes or 1 x 45 minutes with a compulsory pitstop, the latter allowing either one or two drivers to race, or two cars running in a relay format.


History

The Crosslé Racing Drivers' Club was formed to promote and race the Crosslé 9S sports-racing car, and in 2016 the CRDC joined the 750 Motor Club's Classic Interseries.

The Crosslé 9S sports-racing car - as raced in period by Grand Prix drivers John Watson and Peter Gethin - is one of the revered marques along with Lotus, Chevron, Lola and Abarth who competed in the golden age of two-litre sports car racing in Europe. Conceived in 1966 for the International two-litre Group Six regulations, the 9S enjoyed considerable success on the race circuits of the continent and the USA, and to this day they are front-runners in historic racing on both sides of the Atlantic.

Crosslé drivers enjoyed success at English circuits such as Brands Hatch and Snetterton, competing against the more well-known teams such as Lotus and Brabham, however it was in the States that the Crosslé reputation for outstanding qualities of strength, safety and success were really established.

Now the 9S is available as a 'late run' series with a choice of modern production engines for road or competition use, built by the same factory on the original 1960s jigs and to the same traditional Crosslé standards. Crosslé Racing Drivers' Club cars run to the following specification:

Chassis

Chassis and bodywork must be as per the manufacturer's original specification. The minimum weight excluding driver is 510kg.

Engine

2-litre Ford twin-cam Zetec, built and sealed by Paul Dunnell and running twin Weber carburettors - producing in excess of 230bhp. Period specification Lotus Twin-Cams and BMW M10 engines are also permitted.

Transmission

All cars use the classic five-speed Hewland Mk9 gearbox, ratios are free.

Tyres

Any tyre from the current MSA Blue Book list 1A or 1B, such as the Avon CR500 or ACB10, plus Dunlop 'L' or 'M' section tyres.

2017 Calendar

This season sees four race weekends for the formula with the 750 Motor Club, including a rare chance to race on the full Brands Hatch GP circuit. Race meetings will either consist of 2 x 20min or 1 x 45min, with driver/car swaps if required for the longer races.

19th March - Donington Park GP

1st May - Brands Hatch GP (1 x 45min)

20th August - Silverstone International

24th September - Snetterton 300 (1 x 45min)


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