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2013 Regulations Download
SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2013
- Hunts Kart Racing Club will organise Club Race Meetings for 2013 on dates - 13th January Nat B, 9th February Nat B, 9th March Nat B,14th April Nat B, 11th May Nat B, 8th/9th June-double Club round Nat B, 14th July Nat B, 8th September Nat B, 13th October Nat B, 10th November Nat B, 8th December Nat B. 3 additional Fridays may be used as practice between April and October - TBC. The HKRC 2012 Club Championship will be held over 12 rounds with 11 to count. Permit Numbers TBA.
- The events are held under the general regulations of the motor sports association (incorporating the provisions of the international sporting code of the FIA) and these supplementary regulations.
- The events will be open to holders of a) an appropriate current MSA Competition licence and b) racing membership of an ABkC club.
- HKRC will host, TKM Club Challenge, TKM Festival, WTP/LGM.
- The intention of the organisers will be to organise the meeting to the following timetable - signing on 7.30 a.m to 8.40 a.m - scrutineering from 7.30 a.m to 9.00 a.m (queue closes 8.45 a.m) drivers briefing 9.30 a.m and thereafter practice and races. No competitor will be allowed to join the scrutineering queue after 8.45a.m. These times are subject to variation at the discretion of the organisers. Drivers briefing will be held before practice and all drivers must attend. Drivers aged under 18 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. All Classes with the exception of Gearbox will be a rolling start, standing start for Gearbox.
- The race events will be held over the 2nd weekend of each month and will run two heats and a final for Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov and Dec with the remaining calendar months with three heats and a final. The events having the option to run on circuit one 989.5m or circuit two 1049m. Gearbox will run circuit three 958.5m throughout the season. Karts only are eligible to race. Allotted laps and timed heats and finals with qualifying will be used for race format. Timed races +1 lap can be used along with a qualifying session to be timed
- The start positions for all kart classes excluding gearbox will be rolling with the start line situated along Hines straight between post 8 and 1.
- Practice will be for 3 laps. All karts are to have clear numbers on all 4 sides in association with (U) 17.25.3
- Competitors and Traders attending the meeting are asked to bear in mind the following when setting out their pit space: Where tents/canopies are erected these shall, as far as practicable, be alternated with any parked vehicle, in order that the spread of fire from one such canopy to an adjacent canopy is minimised. Where pit spaces are laid out with vehicles in tandem a vehicles of entrants and official vehicles may enter the paddock area. Any vehicles or equipment which, in the opinion of the organisers, is parked in contravention of the proper use of the paddock will be moved on by request. The entrant responsible for the vehicle or equipment shall be ineligible to race until the organiserís directions have been complied with similar arrangement of parked vehicles and canopies are maintained. For the purpose of these recommendations a caravan shall be treated as a canopy. The intention of these recommendations is the maintenance of a space of approx. 3 metres between canopies where it is considered there is a risk of a fire hazard.
- The facts to be judged by the judge of fact (G)10.1 and driving standard s observers (G)11.1 including starter, lap scorer and Chief Scrutineer
- Trophies will be allocated to each class for every 1 -5 competitors
- If the entry in the class is below 15 then the race for that class may be cancelled or amalgamated with another class at the discretion of the organisers. The maximum number of starters will be 30 for gearbox classes, 34 for all other formulae. All entries must be sent to the Competition Secretary, Daphne Freeman, 76 Guntons Close, Soham, Ely, Cambs CB7 5DN. A SAE (or email address) MUST accompany the entry if an acknowledgement of entry is required. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the organisers, but will be subject to an administration charge of £30.00.
- The event list will be open on the day after the preceding meeting and close 8 days prior to the meeting. An entry fee of £45.00 for members and £55.00 for non-members must be sent with the entry form to the Competition Secretary. No entries may be made by telephone.
- Should the meeting be cancelled, entry fees may be carried over at the discretion of the club. Any entry cancelled after the closing date will not be eligible for a refund, or to be carried over to the next race meeting.
- Stewards of the meeting shall be Derek Daglass, Mark Lawman, Clerk of Course t.b.a, Secretary of Meeting Daphne Freeman, Chief Scrutineer Martin Chesterman, Chief Timekeeper Sarah Freeman.
- Provisional results are posted after each race in race control with published resulted posted on ers via UK Karting and HKRC website. Results are determined by position of competitor completing the agreed number of laps. In the event of a tie in points awarded, then the highest grid position will be decided. Grid positions for the heats will be determined by ballot to be carried out at the complete discretion of the organisers. Grid positions for the final will be determined by the combined heat results. In the event that the finals cannot be completed the results, and championship points, will be determined on the calculated grid position for the final. Should there be a tie for final position. If there is a tie for Championship points the winner will be determined by the highest number of finishes. Non-attendance at a round does not prevent that round being dropped, but if a driver is excluded from a meeting that round cannot be classed as a dropped round. In the situation when officials are only able to run heats because of poor conditions or lack of time, a tie on points will be resolved by the result from the first heat. In the event of the race meeting format changing due to unforeseen circumstances, the Club will change the number of heats and finals including time to keep within lawful use of the circuit. Format may include changing a heat to a qualifying heat which will determine the grid position for the race meeting.
- Protest regulations can be found in section C 5.1-5.7. 2012 MSA yearbook.
- Other than driver and mechanic there is no access to remove kart from parc ferme post race.
- Two engines and one chassis may be submitted for scrutineering for use by each driver for each race meeting. Prior to the start of the first race of the meeting a driver may, with the permission of the Clerk of the Course substitute a chassis or engine provided that such engine or chassis has been scrutineered. During the meeting the Clerk of the Course may, subject to scrutineering, permit the substitution of the chassis where the original chassis has been damaged beyond repair during practising or racing. On practice day, once scrutineering has been completed, no further practice is permitted for that day. All karts must be race prepared before being taken for scrutineering. If race numbers are required to be changed by a competitor, written instruction must be given and numbers changed before next race and confirmed by a scrutineer. All karts and engines must conform to the information appearing on scrutineering cards, which must be signed by the driver (unless the driver is under 18, then the scrutineering card must be signed by the parent or guardian responsible for the driver) and by the scrutineer
- Only one set of slick tyres are permitted for use on race day, to include official practice. The organisers may mark tyres at any time. You may only change two tyres (one front and one rear) if either damaged or punctured, and after having them checked by a scrutineer. If the Clerk of the Course or Chief Scrutineer decides that kart tyre performance has been enhanced, then the club has the authority to ask for another set of tyres to be used at the competitorsí expense. Under no circumstances may tyres be left at the circuit
- Drivers must place their kart on the grid before the end of the previous race. Tyre changing is only allowed in the assembly area. When grid gate is closed any driver not in position will be placed at the back of the grid.
- Wheel/tyres are not permitted to be changed on dummy grid. The assembly area is the area for this activity. A 2 minute warning will be given before previous race finishes and if not on the grid the competitor will be placed at the back of the grid
- In the event of a red flag or major incident the HKRC Ltd Major Incident Plan will come into operation as the displayed in the race control.
- All entrants are responsible for the members of their supporting team, relatives and friends, for the proper positioning of the vehicles and equipment and for their proper use of all club facilities. Drivers will be excluded from the meeting if they, or any members of their team, are found damaging crops, any part of the track or surroundings; breaching these rules, or in any way conducting themselves contrary to a standard reasonably expected such as abusive or threatening behaviour to any HKRC official will result in a LIFE ban. The club will refuse for LIFE the future entry of any offender.
- Motorised bikes/ scooters are not allowed to be used in the paddock, track, or car park areas around the site over the race weekend. Push bikes, skateboards etc. may not be used from 9a.m until 6 p.m. on any day where practice, either unofficial or official, or racing is taking place.
- Animals at the circuit must be kept within your pit space whilst racing or practice is taking place. Animals are not permitted in the Pare Ferme and Dummy Grid areas or on the circuit at any time. Offenders may be excluded from the meeting and refused entry to future meetings.
- Parents /guardians who do not desire the photographer to photograph their children should make their wishes known to the photographer. If family photographs are to be taken then the individual must sign on in race control.
- No repairs are permitted to be made to karts on track. The driver must remain with the in a safe location and recover the kart to parc ferme when instructed by an HKRC Official. Anyone found repairing the kart on track will be excluded from the race.
- Any film footage from onboard cameras is not permitted for use in a judicial appeal relating to racing incidents by Clerks of Course or Stewards
- Kart engines are to be started in designated areas on site and not before or after the agreed time. Kart Repair area is designated in parc ferme
- No fluids are to be disposed of using site drains. Anyone found contravening this will be banned from HKRC
- Engine starting bay sited next to parc ferme and the grid can be used to start engines prior to racing. Engines must not be run for longer than 10seconds with rear of TAG karts on the ground facing the fence. Non TAG Karts are permitted to remain on the trolley with the same restrictions of running time and area.
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