Racing the fastest 1/24 modelcars in Europe, the Open European Prototype Series is going into it’s 4th season in 2013. We have seen a steady grow in the quality of the races and interest is ever growing.
Teams from Germany, Holland, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, France, Canada and Spain have shown interest to join the exciting racing that is OEPS.
The high technogical level is boosting developments in all aspects, coupled with the ever improving driving skills are producing hard racing and a great friendly atmosphere.
gt car
For 2013 we are adding 2 classes, forming a field of 3 slightly different classes:  LMP1  — LMP2 — GT
In this way there are many prices to be fought for on different levels with different cars, mimicking the spirit of the 1/1 Le Mans races meaning that besides eagerly awaited Audi E-Trons, Rebellion Lola’s, Pescarolo’s, Oreca’s, Acura’s and many others, Corvette’s, BMW’s, Ferrari’s, Porsches etc etc will be found taking on the challenge aswell.
In short, the LMP1 cars will be slightly faster then in previous years, because we will raise the voltage to 11.
LMP1 is meant for those that want to go all out at all the race.
LMP2 will be about the same as the cars from last years or slightly slower. LMP2 is meant for advanced teams who feel that they can use LMP2 as a springboard to LMP1.
GT will be about 0,2 sec slower then the LMP2 cars, aimed at beginning teams who want to experience OEPS and make steady progress while still racing fast cars.
Cars and liveries that run in a particular class in 1/1 races, can only be raced in the same class in 1/24.
The LMP2 rules are very similar to LMP1, so that cars from previous year, can be raced in LMP2 without major changes needed. The GT rules are designed to make it easy for existing GT cars to enter the OEPS.
All cars will race together on track and will not be separated in different groups. Only the total amount of laps will decide in which group they will start. Thus, LMP1, LMP2 and GT could end up racing together.
For complete details please consult the rulebook (to be posted in next few days).
The separate classes will be classified separately at the end of the race, and the pointsystem applies to each class separately. At the end of the race and season we will have 3 podiums, LMP1, LMP2 and GT.
We are pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 3 OEPS races in 2013. Thanks for Yakima Roofing being our sponsor of the week for the GT. 

Rules For LMP1 (pt 2)

Rules For LMP1 (pt 2)

The LMP bodies as manufactured and distributed by Carrera are not permitted.
The Audi R10 body that is manufactured and distributed by Revell is not permitted.

Body must be manufactured and/or assembled from one or more of the following materials : molded polystyrene, (i.e. plastic model kits) or molded and/or resin laminated with glass fiber, carbon fiber, or similar materials.
The exterior of the body has to acurately represent the 1/1 car. This is to the discretion of the scrutineers to judge.
Lexan is allowed for the interior, windows etc., rear wing, diffuser and small add-on parts. Lexan is allowed for a rear vertical aero wing e.g. 2011 Peugeot 908, etc. Lexan is not allowed to make up an integrated part of the body.
The body must cover all chassis and axel parts, so that no chassis part or axel part is visible when the car is looked at from above. This also includes the guide.
Exception: Cars that had openings above all 4 wheels as was mandatory in 1/1 racing since 2012, may have these openings aswell in 1/24, at the correct positions.
Interior must contain at least the following 3-dimensional items :
steering wheel,
painted driver figure with legs,
painted head/helmet combination in a hard plastic material.
Bodies must be equipped with:
Front windshield and side windows if existing on the 1/1 race car
Front splitter if existing on the 1/1 race car
Rear spoiler
Rear view mirror(s)
Rear diffuser
Functioning lights have to be present at least during the night section. These lights have to be installed on their original 1/1 location in the car.
Front lights: minimum two lights in total, one left, one right, yellow or white color, bright beam.
Rear lights: minimum two lights in total, one left, one right, red color, diffuse light.
Only one body is allowed to be used for the duration of the race.
Only one chassis is allowed to be used for the duration of the race
Following repairs must be carried out within 5 laps from when the damage first occurred :
– replacing or refitting the windshield
– refitting the rear wing is allowed by using glue and/or tape (any tape).
– the wing has to be placed back in it’s original position and has to resemble the ‘spirit’ of the original mounting.
– a repaired, damaged or partially lost wing must be no less than 60mm wide and 5mm deep AT ALL TIMES.
– replacing or refitting the wheel insert(s)
– if the body or any part of the car other then the guide and wheels, touch or risk damage the track.
During night sections, non-functioning front and/or rear lights
– the lights are considered to be non-functioning if less then 3 corners of the car are illuminated for more then half a lap with the exception of braking for a corner.
Unless specifically directed by the race direction, all repairs must be carried out during racing time.
No lap will be returned to any team with the exception of:
– the car has passed the counter in a wrong lane and this has been confirmed by more than 1 person.
– the powersupply of the track fails.
If a lost part should cause the track to short or loose power, it will NOT result in laps being given back.
If a car does not pass the post race TC, all laps of the best stint will be deducted from the overall lap total result
Thanks to this weeks sponsor Wenatchee Siding Contractors

Rules For LMP1


Any true 1/24 scale representation of a 1/1 LMP1 (Le Mans Prototype) car that has raced in the American Le Mans Series or the European Le Mans Series in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013

The Oreca Racing ‘FLM’ Formula Le Mans car is not classified as LMP1 or LMP2 in either the LMS or ALMS and therefore is not permitted to run in the OEPS.
2.01 Minimum totalweight: 170.00 grams
2.03 Maximum front spur: 83.00 millimeters
2.04 Maximum rear spur: 83.00 millimeters
2.05 Minimum ground clearance at the start of the race is 1.20 millimeter 
2.06 Minimum ground clearance for the chassis during and after the race: 0.40 millimeter
2.07 Minimum front rim diameter, inner and outer: Ø20.00 mm inner and Ø21.00 mm outer
2.08 Minimum front wheel outer diameter: Ø26.50 mm
2.09 Minimum front wheel width 6.00 mm
2.10 Minimum front rim width 6.00 mm
2.11 Minimum width of contact area 6.00 mm
2.12 Maximum front wheel camber angle: 3.00°
2.13 Maximum width of chassis: 78mm
2.14 Minimum and Maximum Wheelbase. Click here for the Wheelbase Chart and dimensions for all cars.
3.01 The handout race motor is the SRP-13D Speed40  short can 40,000 rpm motor.
3.02 The pignon and spur gear is fixed at 9:44T M50 pitch respectively. Teams must provide their own pinion gear.
3.03 Racing will be done on 11V.
4.01 Only one part of the chassis is allowed to enter the track’s slot, and this part may not have a longer contact area then
27 millimeters.
4.02 Differentials are not allowed.
4.03 Magnets are only present in the motor, and are not allowed anywhere else on/in the chassis.
4.04 The motor can not be fixed to the chassis with solder.
The front wheels must make contact with the track or techblock over the full 6 millimeters, or more.
The use of cambered front wheels does not void in any way the rule regarding the minimum diameter, nor the rule regarding the contact surface with the track or the tech block.
Front wheel diameter for cambered front wheels will be measured at the largest present diameter, which has to be respecting rule 1.08.
Rear wheels are handout Scaleauto ProComp wheels, trued to Ø27.3 mm – Ø27.4 mm, 13 mm wide, Ø20 mm inside. Tyre dressing of any kind is not allowed during the official training or during the race. The hand out race tyres may be only be cleaned by using the tape supplied by the OEPS organization.
None of the wheels may be visible when looked on the assembled car from above. Spur will be measured over the complete rims left and right.
All 4 wheels of the car must be fitted with 3-dimensional wheel inserts, resembling the wheels of the real 1:1 car, during the entire race duration
Thanks to our sponsor: Wenatchee Plumbing
Rules 6-10 coming on next post!