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2015 HKRC Regulations 2015 Regulations Download


  1. Hunts Kart Racing Club will organise Club Race Meetings for 2015 dates on 11th January,8th February,8th March,11th/12th April,10th May,13th,14th June,12th July,13th September,10th/11th October,8th November,13th December. 3 additional Fridays may be used as practice between April and October. The HKRC 2015 Club Championship will be held over 12 rounds with 11 to count. Permit Numbers TBA. Status of race weekend to range from Clubman to Nat A
  2. 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.
  3. The events will be open to holders of a) a current MSA Competition licence and b) racing membership of an ABkC club.
  4. HKRC will Host rounds of – LGM, TKM Festival, TKM interclub, 210, Super 4.
  5. The intention of the organisers will be to organise the meeting to the following timetable - signing on 7.30am to 8.40am - scrutineering from 7.30am to 9.00am drivers briefing 9.30am and thereafter practice and races. No competitor to join the scrutineering queue after 8.45a.m.These times is subject to change at the discretion of the organisers. Drivers briefing is held before practice and all drivers must attend. Drivers under 18 must be accompanied by the PG licence holder.
  6. All Classes with the exception of Gearbox will be a rolling start.
  7. The race events will be held 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 qualifying and or 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 + 1 lap with qualifying will be used for race format.
  8. 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.
  9. Practice will be for 3 laps. All karts are to have clear numbers on all 4 sides in association with (U) 17.25.3.
  10. Competitors must park in areas provided on site. One fire extinguisher per competitor .Only entrants to meeting and officials can park in bays provided. Any or incorrect use of the site and or parking which is observed by HKRC officials, the individual will be ineligible to race and can be asked to leave site.
  11. The facts to be judged by the judge of fact (G)10.1 and driving standards observers (G)11.1 including starter, lap scorer and Chief Scrutineer.
  12. Trophies will be allocated to each class for every 1 -5 competitors.
  13. 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 £20.00.
  14. The event list will be open on the day after the preceding meeting and close 7 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 accepted by telephone.
  15. Meeting cancellation, 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.
  16. Stewards of the meeting shall be Mark Lawman, Geoff Boswell, Barry Sheldon Clerk of Course t.b.a, Secretary of Meeting Daphne Freeman, Chief Scrutineer Nigel Freeman, Chief Timekeeper Sarah Freeman.
  17. Provisional results are posted after each race in race control. Results are determined by position of competitor completing the agreed number of laps. The published results posted on UK Karting and HKRC website.
  18. In the event of a tie in points awarded, then the highest grid position will be decided. Grid positions for the final is determined by the combined heat/qualifying results. If points are equal the pole position will be determined by the highest position achieved first. 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.
  19. 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. If heat points add to be the same then the fasted time to thousands will determine the result.
  20. Protest regulations can be found in section C 5.1-5.7. 2015 MSA yearbook.
  21. Other than driver and mechanic there is no access to remove kart from parc ferme post race unless confirmed by the Chief Scrutineer. No Competitor may leave parc ferme post race unless confirmed by a scrutineer.
  22. Two engines and one chassis may be submitted for scrutineering for use by each driver for each race meeting. A Competitor cannot refuse to have their kart scrutineered if they wish to compete on race day.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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 competitors’ expense. Under no circumstances may tyres be left at the circuit.
  26. 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. All karts must be placed inside the grid box.
  27. Wheel/tyres are not permitted to be changed on dummy grid. The assembly area is the area for this activity. A two 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.
  28. 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.
  29. All entrants are responsible for the members of their supporting team, relatives and friends, for the proper positioning of the vehicles and equipment and correct 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Parents /guardians who do not desire the photographer to photograph their children should make their wishes known to the photographer.
  33. 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.
  34. Cameras on karts are not permitted for race day .
  35. 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
  36. When a black and yellow quartered flag is shown, all drivers must reduce their speed by at least 25% of race pace – C1-11.6 2015 MSA Year book.
  37. Transponders must be fitted and functional for practice and races otherwise competitor may be excluded from the race.
  38. All classes with barcoded tyres must be entered on srutineering card- if barcode not legible report to a scrutineer.

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