See: RCGP Series

RCGP have announced the World Series, the first, and only world wide series for 1/8 nitro buggy racing. RCGP is a Professional RC Car Racing Series, with the intention of promoting, improving, and growing the sport of RC Racing globally. Their goal is to enhance the enjoyment for everyone involved, providing the best possible coverage for fans, and value for money for racers, and growing the excitement throughout the year thanks to the points series, along with RC Fantasy games and prizes. In addition they are working towards joining other motorsports events in the future, in order to get in front of the public eye, to showcase our great form of racing.

In 2018, RCGP is a completely virtual series. They simply give points in order to create content based on existing races and to familiarise the industry to the new series format, which will be run as an actual real series in 2019. The season will consist of 5-6 events, in Europe, Asia and USA, and it will range from March to October.

RCGP races consist of two 1/8 Nitro Buggy classes. The RCGP class, reserved for the 30 best drivers in the world, and an Open class for everyone else. Manufacturers or sponsors field 1-2 driver teams in the RCGP class, which runs a new and more exciting format, of short qualifying races, followed by long gruelling mains. The Open class is for all the other racers, who are not part of an RCGP Team. The entry cap depends on the event. The format for the Open class is the current industry standard, of qualifying, followed by mains.

RCGP actively works with the teams and manufacturers in the industry, in order to create better events, and a more productive environment for them to race and promote their brands in. The RCGP Series will share it’s future profits with all RCGP Teams, and pay this back as travel money for the following year’s series. RCGP also actively looks for outside industry sponsors for the series, and link these up with compatible teams, again using the money to help the team with costs related to attending the RCGP events.

In addition to this, RCGP also offers a contingency purse for each race, along with a bonus for the overall series champion, along with a special prize for the constructors championship winning manufacturer, which will be revealed later.

Ultimately RCGP aims to build the series into the premier category of racing, and make it the dream of every young 1/8 buggy racer, to one day be a professional RCGP star!