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Regulations

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS 2018 MSA APPROVED, or download the PDF version

General MSA Regulations (Gold and Blue Book) and any amendments can be found by clicking here

Download the draft Shenington SuperPrix, MSA E Plate, SP Plate and Historic Revival Meeting Regulations for 14/15 July with open practice on Friday 

1.1.  TITLE.   Shenington Kart Racing Club - 2018 Club Championship

1.2.  JURISDICTION.  The series is organised and administered by the Shenington Kart Racing Club (SKRC) in accordance with the General Regulations of the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association (MSA), (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA) and the MSA specific regulations for karting, where applicable, the ABkC regulations within the current MSA Kart Race Yearbook and these Championship regulations.  MSA Championship Permit No: CHK2018/K051; Status: Clubman. GRADE: D Unsponsored (non-commercial).

1.3.  OFFICIALS. 

1.3.1. The Co-ordinator: Mrs. Sonja Game. 

1.3.2. Eligibility Scrutineer: Mr. Paul Klaassen. 

1.3.3. Championship Stewards: Any 3 of the following: Mrs. Joan Smith, Mr. Boyd Barrington, Mrs. Julie Dredge, Mr. Mark Riman

1.4. COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of SKRC and in possession of a valid MSA Entrants licence.  Competitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by the holder of a Kart PG Entrant’s licence who must sign on as Entrant of that competitor. Drivers and Entrant/Drivers must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of SKRC, and must be in possession of a valid MSA National "B" (Novice) Kart licence (minimum) or valid Licence and Medical issued by Motorsport Ireland (H26.1.1 & H26.1.5), or be a professional driver in possession of a valid licence (featuring an E.U. flag) and medical, issued by the ASN of a member country of the European Union.

1.4.1. A competitor shall not take time off school to participate in motor sport without the prior written approval of their school. If participation in the Championship requires absence from school, drivers in full time school education are required to have the approval of their head teacher and a letter stating such approval from his/her school in order to fulfil registration for the Championship.

1.4.2. All necessary documentation must be presented for checking at all rounds when signing on.

1.5. REGISTRATION.  All racing members of Shenington Kart Racing Club are automatically registered for the Club Championship from the date of joining.

1.6. CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS.  Direct Drive Championships will be contested over 12 rounds, all at Shenington Circuit, all organised by Shenington Kart Racing Club on the following dates: 21 Jan, 18 Feb, 18 March, 15 April, 20 May, 17 June, 14/15 July, 19 August, 16 Sept, 30 Sept, 21 October and 18 November.  Should a meeting have to be cancelled by force majeure, subject to the approval of the MSA, a championship bulletin will be issued and a replacement date will be promulgated from either 29 April or 28 October or another.  A minimum of three weeks notice will be given. 

1.7. SCORING FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS. 

1.7.1. Points will be awarded as follows, but only if there are 4 or more drivers racing at that round: A Final 1st place 56, 2nd place 52, 3rd place 50, 4th place 49 reducing by 1 point in 1 place increments including the B Final down to the position which would gain 10 points but ignoring the first four in the B Final.  No points are awarded in C or D finals.  No points are awarded in novice-only races.  No points are awarded for a non-start, except for the A Final when a B Final has been held.  If qualifying classes are mixed within the same race starting together, points are awarded for the class finishing position. Guest drivers in Honda & IAME Cadet will be ‘invisible’ in the points, e.g. if the highest club member is fourth, they would receive 56 points. Cadets see 5.10.

1.7 2.  The final Championship positions will be determined from the totals of a maximum of 9 best scores from all 12 rounds, unless for some reason meetings are cancelled and not replaced, or where there have been insufficient entries to award points, in which case the number of Championship rounds to count will be 2 less than the total number of Championship meetings or rounds actually held or where numbers were insufficient. 

1.7.3. Should any driver or kart be excluded from the meeting for any reason they cannot drop that round, it will count as one of their counting rounds. MSA general regulation C3.5.1 will apply with the exception of penalty (C) which will not apply. The minimum action resulting from infringement of technical regulations arising from post race scrutineering or Judicial Action will be exclusion from the race or timed qualifying session, and the maximum action will be exclusion from the meeting, except that this will not be applied in the case of drivers/karts being underweight, or in the case of a technical infringement due to an incident during the race, such as an Air Box falling off etc.  The penalty for these types of infringements, which will be at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course, shall be exclusion from the race.

1.7.4.  Should a tie result from the total of counting rounds, for any position, the result will be decided by the number of 1st places gained in "A" finals, if still undecided the number of 2nd places in "A" finals, then 3rd places and so on until resolved.  Appeals are as per C6.5.1.

1.8. AWARDS. 

1.8.1. Per round.  There will be a minimum of 1 trophy or goods awarded for every 5 entries in each class.  Overall place awards are not given, points are given on class positions. If for any reason the final is cancelled, trophies and points will be awarded on the basis of grid positions. Guest drivers are eligible for trophies.

1.8.2. Overall Championships.  Winners of each Championship will receive a Championship trophy and perpetual trophy which may be kept until the last round of the 2019 series.  The trophy must be kept in good condition and returned upon request.

1.8.3. An overall championship will only be held if there are eight or more competitors gaining points in the class.

1.8.4. At the club’s discretion awards may be given for second and third places overall, if there are sufficient entries.

1.9. COMPETITORS OBLIGATIONS. 

1.9.1. It is mandatory for all competitors to attend all drivers briefings arranged by the Clerk of the Course. 

1.9.2. Title to awards.  In the event of any provisional result or Championship tables being revised after any provisional presentation and such revisions effect the distribution of any awards the competitors concerned must return such awards to Shenington Kart Racing Club in good condition within 7 days. Perpetual SuperPrix trophies must be returned on request.

2.  JUDICIAL PROCEDURES. 

2.1 ROUNDS: In accordance with Section C of the current MSA Yearbook regulations & the current Karting Penalty table of mandatory penalties as appended to these regulations (App 1).

2.2 CHAMPIONSHIPS PENALTIES: In accordance with Section C of the current MSA Yearbook regulations with exception of C3.5.1 (c) and the specific penalties shown in these regulations.

2.3 By registering for the Championship all competitors, and their associates, commit to the MSA Race ‘n’ Respect campaign and agree to positively promote and demonstrate the Racing Code (Appendix 2).

2.3.1 Where any reports of disrespectful conduct are judged to be well founded the Championship organisers may issue warnings or require remedial actions and/or report the matter to the Championship Stewards who may impose appropriate penalties which can include loss of Championship points and/or race bans through to Championship Expulsion and referral to the MSA.

3.  SPORTING REGULATIONS-CHAMPIONSHIP RACE MEETINGS AND RACE PROCEDURE. 

3.1. ENTRIES.  Supplementary regulations and entry forms will be available to all registered drivers in sufficient time for entries to be made prior to the closing dates. 

3.1.1.  Competitors are responsible for sending in correct and complete entries with the correct fee, or via the online entry system, to arrive prior to the closing dates, which will be shown in the SRs. 

3.1.2. Entries will be acknowledged by email and if a SAE is enclosed with the entry for that purpose. 

3.1.3. The entry fee will be according to the SRs for each meeting.

3.1.4.         Entry fees will only be refunded in full if withdrawn by written request prior to the closing date. 

4.  CHAMPIONSHIP AND ROUND PENALTIES. 

4.1. INFRINGEMENT OF TECHNICAL REGULATIONS. 

4.1.1. Arising from post race scrutineering or Judicial Action, minimum action exclusion from the race or timed qualifying session, the maximum action the provisions of MSA regulations C3.5.1 (a) & (b). 

4.1.2.   Infringement of non-technical MSA regulations and the Sporting regulations issued herewith and individual SR`s, as per 2018 MSA Judicial Procedure Regulations. 

5.  TECHNICAL REGULATIONS. MSA current Specific karting technical regulations apply together with the current ABkC regulations and ABkC nominated tyres within the current MSA Kart Race Yearbook and the SRs for the meeting.

5.1.     ELIGIBLE CLASSES: Provided there is a minimum of eight club members gaining points in the class over the year,(or less at the sole discretion of the club committee), the following classes are offered: IAME Cadet, Honda Cadet, Junior TKM, TKM Extreme (not incl TKM 4-stroke), OK Junior (Vortex) & OK (Vortex), MiniX, Junior & Senior X30, KZ UK, 250 National, Formula Libre (JMax & TKM versions separated for points).   The regulations for all classes offered may be found in the 2018 MSA Kart Race Yearbook plus X30 MiniX (KTE2018-tba) and Formula Libre as published by the MSA with the following modifications below;

5.2.     FL1.3 Chassis: As per MSA Kart Race Yearbook C.3.8.4 for TKM Extreme Clubman and if Junior Max engine used then must also be a minimum of 3 years old and if CIK homologated not be the latest homologation period, reference may be made to manufacturers information or CIK homologation.  The CIK dismountable front fairing mounting kit is not mandatory.

5.3.     FL1.4 Engine: As per C3.8.4 for TKM Extreme Clubman (TKM) or Rotax Junior Max engine and ancillaries as per Rotax FR125 fiche except that no EVO parts are permitted (JMax version)

5.4.     FL1.5 Transmission: Only a 10 tooth front sprocket and a 78 rear sprocket is permitted (TKM Version).  Only a 12 tooth front sprocket and a 80 rear sprocket is permitted (JMax Version).    If found necessary the club reserves the right to amend the rear sprocket size by bulletin prior to any race meeting

5.5.     FL1.6 Tyres: No new slick tyres are permitted.  Only used slick tyres (to TKM Extreme class regulations) may be used which must be between 2.8mm and 1mm on the tread depth holes at the start of the meeting which will be stamped and must be used at subsequent meetings until below the minimum tread depth. If one tyre on an axle is approved for change, the other tyre on the same axle may also be changed.  The decision of the Chief Scrutineer on tyre eligibility for a meeting is final. Any request for a change must be made before taking the tyres out of parc ferme on Saturday. Only the wet tyres with labels in just red are permitted unless a bulletin is issued by the club giving one month’s notice to use an alternative tyre.  The set of approved stamped slick tyres used during each meeting must be returned to the club at the end of each final and will be retained by the club and issued on the next Shenington race weekend.  These retained tyres may only be used during practice on Saturday and Sunday race day and must be returned each evening.  If not returned a 5 place penalty in the final will be applied at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.

5.6.     FL1.8 General: Ride height is not restricted. 

5.7.     FL1.8.1 Weight: As per MSA KRYB C3.8.2 (TKM Version) or 180kg with minimum driver weight 80kg (JMax version). The winner of a round will be required to add 4kg to the class weight for the following round in which he or she takes part, fixed in accordance with U.29.  If not the winner of that subsequent round, the weight penalty may be removed for the next round.  Winner weight does not need to be used at SuperPrix July round, must be taken at next race entered.

5.8.     FL1.8.2 Number Plates: As per MSA Libre White with Black Numbers except that JMax version will have a minimum of a 15mm width blue strip underneath the numbers. U17.27 applies.

5.9.     The 2017 championship winner in either Libre class will have 25 points deducted from his final score in 2018 series after dropped scores are applied. A driver who has been awarded a top ten number in the Super One Series anytime within the previous three years may not race in the class, unless with permission from the SKRC committee.

5.10.  IAME & Honda Cadet: Only two sets of slicks are permitted for club members for the entire championship season except for the SuperPrix on 14/15 July where any set new or used may be raced.  These maybe be bar-coded into the system at any time during the championship season and on first use and any two front and two rear used for an individual raceday.  Should a tyre be damaged beyond use then a request must be made for an exchange for one of the others from the two sets before leaving parc ferme.  Unless otherwise stated the bar codes of the tyres being used must be entered on the scrutineering card.  Should a different set or tyre be requested for use on a race day no points will be awarded, the driver will be treated as a guest driver.  The request must be made in writing prior to practice.

Driver details will be held on a Database and will be subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 & GDPR.

 

 

WINTER SERIES 2018 MSA APPROVED

1.1. TITLE.   Shenington Kart Racing Club – 2018 “Winter 100” Winter Series or download the PDF version here

1.2. JURISDICTION.  The series is organised and administered by the Shenington Kart Racing Club (SKRC) in accordance with the General Regulations of the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association (MSA), (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA) and the MSA specific regulations for karting, where applicable, the ABkC regulations within the current MSA Kart Race Yearbook and these Championship regulations.  MSA Championship Permit No: CHK2018/K052; Status: Clubman. GRADE: D Unsponsored (non-commercial).

1.3. OFFICIALS. 

1.3.1. The Co-ordinator: Mrs. Sonja Game. 

1.3.2. Eligibility Scrutineer: Mr. Paul Klaassen. 

1.3.3. Championship Stewards: Any 3 of the following: Mrs. Joan Smith, Mr. Boyd Barrington, Mrs. Julie Dredge, Mr. Mark Riman

1.4.  COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of SKRC and in possession of a valid MSA Entrants licence.  Competitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by the holder of a Kart PG Entrant’s licence who must sign on as Entrant of that competitor. Drivers and Entrant/Drivers must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of SKRC, and must be in possession of a valid MSA National "B" (Novice) Kart licence (minimum) or valid Licence and Medical issued by Motorsport Ireland (H26.1.1 & H26.1.5), or be a professional driver in possession of a valid licence (featuring an E.U. flag) and medical, issued by the ASN of a member country of the European Union.

1.4.1. A competitor shall not take time off school to participate in motor sport without the prior written approval of their school. If participation in the Championship requires absence from school, drivers in full time school education are required to have the approval of their head teacher and a letter stating such approval from his/her school in order to fulfil registration for the Championship.

1.4.2. All necessary documentation must be presented for checking at all rounds when signing on.

1.5. REGISTRATION.  All racing members of Shenington Kart Racing Club are automatically entered for the Winter 100 club Championship from the date of joining the club.

1.6. CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS.  The Championships will be contested over 3 rounds, all at Shenington Circuit, all organised by Shenington Kart Racing Club on the following  dates: 21 January, 18 February and 18 March 2018. Should a meeting have to be cancelled by force majeure, only two rounds will count.

1.7. SCORING FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS. 

1.7.1. Points will be awarded as follows (but only if there are 4 or more drivers racing at that round): A Final 1st place 56, 2nd place 52, 3rd place 50, 4th place 49 reducing by 1 point in 1 place increments including the B Final down to the position which would gain 10 points but ignoring the first four in the B Final.  No points are awarded in C or D finals.  No points are awarded in novice-only races.  No points are awarded for a non-start except in the A Final if a B Final has been held.  If qualifying classes are mixed within the same race starting together, points are awarded for the class finishing position. Guest drivers in Honda & IAME Cadet will be ‘invisible’ in the points, e.g. if the highest club member is fourth, they would receive 56 points. Cadets see 5.2.

1.7 2.  The final Championship positions will be determined from the totals of all three rounds, unless for some reason meetings are cancelled, in which case the positions will be determined from the total of the rounds held.  There are no dropped rounds.

1.7.3. Should any driver or kart be excluded from the meeting for any reason it will count as one of their total results. MSA general regulation C3.5.1 will apply with the exception of penalty (c) which will not apply.  The minimum action resulting from infringement of technical regulations arising from post race scrutineering or Judicial Action will be exclusion from the race or timed qualifying session, and the maximum action will be exclusion from the meeting, except that this will not be applied in the case of drivers/karts being underweight, or in the case of a technical infringement due to an incident during the race, such as an Air Box falling off etc.  The penalty for these types of infringements, which will be at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course, shall be exclusion from the race.

1.7.4.  Should a tie result, for any position, the result will be decided by the highest score in the first round, or if there are no scores in the first round, the highest in the second round. Appeals are as per C6.5.1

1.8. AWARDS.

1.8.1. Per round.  There will be a minimum of 1 trophy or goods awarded for every 5 entries in each class. Overall place awards are not given, points are given on class positions.  If for any reason the final is cancelled, trophies and points will be awarded on the basis of grid positions.  (These are not additional to the Club Championship). Guest drivers are eligible for trophies.

1.8.2. Overall Championships.  The winner in each Championship will receive a Championship trophy.  At the club’s discretion awards may be given for second and third places overall, if there are sufficient entries.

1.8.3. A championship will only be held if there are five or more competitors gaining points in the class.

1.9. COMPETITORS OBLIGATIONS. 

1.9.1. It is mandatory for all competitors to attend all drivers briefings arranged by the Clerk of the Course. 

1.9.2. Title to awards.  In the event of any provisional result or Championship tables being revised after any provisional presentation and such revisions effect the distribution of any awards the competitors concerned must return such awards to Shenington Kart Racing Club in good condition within 7 days. 

2.  JUDICIAL PROCEDURES.  In accordance with the current MSA Yearbook with the exception of C3.5.1 (c) and the specific penalties shown in these regulations. 

2.1 ROUNDS & CHAMPIONSHIPS PENALTIES: In accordance with Section C of the current MSA Yearbook and the CIK-FIA Judicial Trial and these regulations and the current Karting Penalty table of mandatory penalties as appended to these regulations (Appendix 1).

2.2 By registering for the Championship all competitors, and their associates, commit to the MSA Race ‘n’ Respect campaign and agree to positively promote and demonstrate the Racing Code (Appendix 2).

2.2.1 Where any reports of disrespectful conduct are judged to be well founded the Championship organisers may issue warnings or require remedial actions and/or report the matter to the Championship Stewards who may impose appropriate penalties which can include loss of Championship points and/or race bans through to Championship Expulsion and referral to the MSA.

3.  SPORTING REGULATIONS-CHAMPIONSHIP RACE MEETINGS AND RACE PROCEDURE. 

3.1. ENTRIES.  Supplementary regulations and entry forms will be available to all registered drivers in sufficient time for entries to be made prior to the closing dates. 

3.1.1. Competitors are responsible for sending in correct and complete entries with the correct fee, or via the online entry system, to arrive prior to the closing dates, which will be shown in the SR’s. 

3.1.2. Entries will be acknowledged by email and if a SAE is enclosed with the entry for that purpose. 

3.1.3. The pre-paid discounted entry fee will be £145 for all three rounds if paid in advance by a club member (except TKM Clubman which is £75 per round which includes Saturday pm practice).  Otherwise the entry fee is £53 per round for club members.

3.1.4.         No refunds will be given for the pre-paid discounted entry fee which is valid for the first three rounds only.  A partial refund will be given if a meeting is cancelled.

4.  CHAMPIONSHIP AND ROUND PENALTIES. 

4.1.  INFRINGEMENT OF TECHNICAL REGULATIONS. 

4.1.1. Arising from post race scrutineering or Judicial Action, minimum action exclusion from the race or timed qualifying, the maximum action the provisions of MSA regulations C3.5.1 (a) & (b).

4.1.2.   Infringement of non-technical MSA regulations and the Sporting regulations issued herewith and individual SR`s, as per current MSA Judicial Procedure Regulations. 

5.  TECHNICAL REGULATIONS. MSA current Specific karting technical regulations apply together with the current ABkC regulations and ABkC nominated tyres within the current MSA Kart Race Yearbook and the SR’s for the meeting. 

5.1.     ELIGIBLE CLASSES: Provided there is a minimum of five club members gaining points in the class, (or less at the sole discretion of the club committee), the following classes are offered: IAME Cadet, Honda Cadet, Junior TKM, TKM Extreme (not incl TKM 4-stroke), OK Junior (Vortex) & OK (Vortex), MiniX, Junior & Senior X30, KZ UK, 250 National, Formula Libre (JMax & TKM versions separated for points).   The regulations for all classes offered may be found in the 2018 MSA Kart Race Yearbook plus X30 MiniX (KTE2018-tba) and Formula Libre as published by the MSA with the following modifications shown in 2018 Club Championship regulations 5.2 to 5.8.

5.2.     IAME & Honda Cadet: Only two sets of slicks are permitted for club members for the entire championship season.  These maybe be bar-coded into the system at any time during the championship season and on first use and any two front and two rear used for an individual raceday.  Should a tyre be damaged beyond use then a request must be made for an exchange for one of the others from the two sets before leaving parc ferme.  Unless otherwise stated the bar codes of the tyres being used must be entered on the scrutineering card.  Should a different set or tyre be requested for use on a race day no points will be awarded, the driver will be treated as a guest driver.  The request must be made in writing prior to practice.

Driver details will be held on a Database and are subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 & GDPR.

SHENINGTON KART RACING CLUB RACE MEETING

SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS FOR 2018

GENERIC SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS 2018 or download the pdf version

1. The SHENINGTON KART RACING CLUB (SKRC) will organise Clubman permit kart race meetings at the Shenington Circuit, as per these regulations and the regulations of the event, on ………………. 2018 under the MSA permit number ...............................*(see below) (This is a generic copy – always check at the race meeting counter for latest version).

2. Held under the General Regulations of the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association Ltd (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA) and the Supplementary Regulations.

3. The event is open to all members of the SKRC & the following invited ABkC clubs who hold a valid MSA or Motorsports Ireland licence (H.26.1.1 & H26.1.5), or be a professional driver in possession of a valid Licence (featuring an E. U. flag) and medical, issued by the ASN of a member country of the European Union & ABkC club membership card.  Invited clubs: Camberley, Cheshire, Clay Pigeon, Cumbria, Dunkeswell, Forest Edge, Hunts, Lincs, Manchester & Buxton, Rissington, South Yorks, Trent Valley, Ulster, W. of Scotland, Whilton Mill provided the club is in membership of the ABkC.

4. All Clubman events listed in the accompanying championship regulations are part of the Shenington Kart Club championship, (Permit No TBA) and the events on 21 Jan/18 Feb/18 March are part of the Winter 100 Winter Series championship (Permit No TBA).  Exceptions are shown in Championship Regulation 1.6.

5. The programme times are as follows: Signing on and scrutineering 7.45am to 9-00am, Practice 9-30am, First race 10.30am, (all these times are approximate) Racing should be completed by 6 pm.  Should a driver fail to sign on by 9.00am an official reserve may be included in his/her place.

6. The event will consist of two or three heats of 6/7/8laps and a final of 8-16 laps or timed durations, (or at the discretion of the Clerk of Course) except when notified in the Regulations of the Event or meetings may have a timed qualifying session for heat positions and a final. The July, August and September meetings may have a Saturday heat.  Lap scoring will be by means of transponders (U5) which will be TAG-Heuer.  For all classes the first and subsequent heat position will be allocated by means of a computerised or manual randomised programme, allocating a fair share of front/middle/back.  Final grids calculated as per Kart Race Yearbook App. 4E, System A Points Low. Final grid tie-break is best first heat position. Heats and finals duration may be reduced in wet weather or unforeseen circumstances and will be announced on the dummy grid accordingly prior to each race.  Changes can also be made during races for safety reasons.

7. The track measures 1211 metres (gearbox), 1018 metres (direct drive) the number of corners are 10, the surface is tarmac and the track licence number is K/2018139.  Races will be organised for classes as shown in Championship Regulations Section 5.  Compatible 4-stroke classes may run together with 2-stroke classes (U18.2.1 & U18.2.2).

7a. Entries will be limited to one grid per class at discretion of the organisers.  The maximum entry is 300 drivers, the minimum number of starters for each race is 10. The organisers reserve the right to cancel or amalgamate classes.

7b. Rolling lap and start procedure: Direct drive classes will have a slow rolling start, gearbox classes a standing start except that Formula 210 may be offered a rolling start.  The maximum grid will never exceed 34, and 30 for gearbox. STARTS will be as MSA specific karting regulations U7.5-U7.8.4 inclusive.  Penalties may be imposed on the pole position driver for speed considered to be too fast or too slow, where reference may be made to a speed indicator device.  Penalties may also be imposed on the No 2 position driver if considered to have broken formation prior to the start line.  For standing starts a place or time penalty may be imposed on any driver judged to have jumped the start.  Drivers who fail to take their correct position on the dummy grid when instructed, must start the race at the rear of the last row of the grid.  Excessive weaving to warm up tyres is prohibited.  The Safety Line (U7.5.4) is designated as a white line across the track.  The acceleration line is marked across the circuit prior to the start line. Formation laps subsequent to the first one may use a shortened track distance as directed by marshals.

7c. RACE STOPS will be as MSA specific karting regulations U7.9-U7.10.3 inclusive.  The Black/Yellow flag may be deployed, drivers must slow down.  All laps count towards race total.  Should the Red flag be shown all competitors will stop racing immediately, slow down and proceed to the start line, unless the circuit is blocked, and stop and as per MSA regulations.

7d. Any driver missing out part of the circuit, whether deliberately or not, may be penalised up to the equivalent of one lap in a time or place penalty. Any driver considered to be baulking or blocking another driver may be penalised. Q.14.4.1 applies. A driver who consistently places their kart on a line that is not that recognised as the racing line, in an effort to prevent being overtaken, may be warned as to their unsporting conduct and should they continue they may be penalised under C2.3.2 or C1.1.5. Lap times may be taken into consideration.

8. SKRC Championship Regulations 2.2 (Race ‘n’ Respect) and 3.1 will apply to all competitors.

9. All drivers will take part in one practice session of three laps, at the discretion of the Chief Clerk

10. Four number plates are required, one each at front, rear and either side.

11. Vehicles in the pits must not park in the pit spaces indicated by a number, which are reserved for specific members.  The speed limit for vehicles is 5mph, karts must not be driven in the pits under any circumstances.

12. Judges of fact will be - the chief lap scorer (judging laps completed & judging jump starts), the Chief Scrutineer/Eligibility Scrutineer (on technical matters), a Clerk of the Course judging start line speed and jumped starts, one or more noise officials (judging kart sound levels) and officials judging displaced front fairings and track limits. 

12a. Drive by sound level tests will be carried out at the point designated on the track diagram between Café and Pits corners by overhead microphone at a height of 3.6 metres plus or minus 0.1 metres. Any kart exceeding the class limit will receive the black flag signal and must return to the pits immediately and report to the Clerk of the Course. The limits are Cadet 96dBA, X30 Jun, Rotax MiniMax & Junior 100dBA; all Formula TKM classes, X30 Senior and Rotax Max 103dBA; OKJ 101dB, OK 104dB, 450cc 4-stroke gearbox 103dB, other classes 105dBA.  If the scrutineer requests further tests the kart must remain in parc ferme until permitted to leave.  Karts within 1dBA of the limit may receive a warning notice and should take steps to reduce the sound level output before the next race.  Any kart that loses a noise intake box must return to the pits immediately.  Any kart that has a breakage or excessive leakage in the exhaust system must immediately stop racing and park in a place of safety and not attempt to return to the pits. Karts over the noise limit may be excluded and will only be permitted to return to their next race if they have clearly shown an improvement or modification likely to reduce noise output.  Warning flags may be given at the noise monitoring station in addition to the start / finish line.  All warning flags may be given by an appropriately coloured panel digital display (Q15.1).

12b. All karts must conform to the MSA and ABkC regulations set out in the 2018 MSA Kart Race Yearbook and where indicated the 2018 MSA Yearbook and as shown in Sect 5 of Championship Regulations. All gearbox karts must have a CIK noise box or of a type approved for that kart by the ABkC or class regulations. Karts must always comply with the MSA Kart Race Yearbook ABkC noise technical regulations Appendix 3, regardless of the type of silencer.  Additionally the following classes may be offered under MSA Regulation U1.2 in certain circumstances for special events and not counting towards the club championship: - Bambino, 450cc 4-stroke gearbox, Formula Rotax DD2. (KTE regulations for these may be found on the www.msauk.org website). Kart Clubman Tyro may be offered for World Formula, Honda Senior or Honda Junior and/or Formula TKM fitted with the special class restrictor with MSA approval and Junior Tyro F95 (KTE2018-TBA) issued to Protrain Racing.   All these classes subject to MSA approval of KTE’s.

12c. All karts must be fitted with a TAG-Heuer transponder provided by the entrant.  This must be fitted in accordance with MSA Kart Race Yearbook Appendix 4 Section F.  It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that the transponder is working correctly, the signal is not obscured by chassis parts or bodywork and the battery is sufficiently charged.

12d. Two engines and one chassis may be scrutineered in all classes. Prior to the first race of the meeting commencing a driver may substitute an engine and or chassis after obtaining the permission of the scrutineer.  During the meeting should a chassis be damaged beyond repair on the recommendation of the scrutineer and at the discretion of the Clerk of Course a second chassis will be permitted.

12e. SCRUTINEERING DOCUMENT: All competitors will be given a scrutineering document for which they have sole responsibility to complete correctly as per MSA U16.5.1-U16.5.2 and Kart Race Yearbook Appendix 4B including seal numbers if used and hand to the Scrutineer at pre-race scrutineering.  (The Chief Scrutineer hereby has limited discretion to correct obvious typographical errors on the card at Clubman/Nat B events)

12f. Only one set of dry tyres and one set of new wet tyres, Cadets only one set of wet tyres new or used, will be allowed for racing (not including official practice) except where a tyre is damaged beyond use as determined by the Chief Scrutineer one extra front and one extra rear may be allowed.  It is the competitor’s responsibility to make sure the Scrutineer inspects a faulty tyre before the kart leaves the track exit/weighing in area. Guest drivers in Cadet must not use new slick tyres except in January and July meeting, maximum tread depth 3.8mm before the first heat or timed qualifying. Bar code numbers will be used for enforcement and must be entered on the scrutineering document unless otherwise stated by bulletin.  Race tyres must be barcoded by machine prior to start of official practice.

12g. Additional incident officials may be allowed on the circuit for junior races at the discretion of the Clerk of Course, provided that they have signed on, have attended a briefing session, and are wearing a SKRC supplied coloured tabard. Preference will be given to those who have attended a training session.  They must obey directions from the Clerk of the Course/Chief Marshal and stand only in a designated incident marshal refuge where directed until required.  Only 4 battery starters will be allowed on the circuit during the Junior races, to go where the Clerk of the Course/Chief Marshal directs.

12h. At the direction of the Chief Scrutineer, standard parts (e.g. ignition) or tyres (similar or better tread depth) or fuel may be supplied by the organisers and must if requested be exchanged.  These parts/tyres must be returned in good working order at the end of the meeting, a charge may be made for fuel / oil used.

12i. The club reserves the right to require all competitors in any class to carry sponsors’ decals.  The requirement will be made in final instructions.

12j.By countersigning as parents/guardians/guarantors of minors they agree that they have no objection to still or moving images being taken of the driver / volunteer official undertaking their sporting activities and the minor’s details as given being kept in a database. The Club Child Safeguarding Officer (CCSO) is Mr. Tom Whitehouse.

12k. On responding to a black flag, a driver may be permitted to carry out a slow drive-through on the pits repair lane.  The driver must then report to the Clerk of the Course after the race.

12l. At no time may a kart be lifted over a track perimeter fence.

12m. On board video cameras are not permitted except with the specific written permission of both Chief Scrutineer and Chief Clerk of the Course.

12n. Only the driver and one mechanic is permitted on the dummy grid, unless with specific permission of an official of the meeting.

13. Prizes will be awarded as goods or trophies for each five entries per class or less at the discretion of the Secretary of the Meeting.  In the event of any provisional result being revised after provisional presentations and such revisions affect the distribution of awards the competitors concerned must return such awards to the SKRC in good condition within 7 days.

14. Entries open on publication of the SKRC calendar.  Entries close on the Saturday prior to the meeting.  Entries should be sent to Mrs. S. Game, 16 Graham Rd, Bicester Oxon OX26 2HP.  The entry fee* is £53 Members, £63 non-members, F. Libre £75 which includes Saturday pm practice, £95 non-members (January, February, March meetings advance payment is £145 members not applicable to F. Libre), SuperPrix £105 members (including F. Libre), £125 non-members.  Entries will be selected by date of receipt, but entries may be refused if the class desired is full (see 7a).  Entries after 7 days prior may be accepted at an additional cost of £10 subject to availability.  An entry fee will be returned on receipt of a written request up to 7 days prior. Entries and any final instructions will be notified by email.

14a. Should a meeting be cancelled after signing on but before practice has started, the entry fee for this meeting will carried forward to the next meeting.  However should a driver wish to have a refund then an administration fee of £10 will be deducted from this refund.  Pre-paid discounted January/Feb/Mar (Winter 100 Series) entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. 

14b. Should a driver cancel his/her entry less than 7 days before the race an administration fee of £10 will be deducted.

15. The stewards of the meeting will be Steve Weatherhead, Adrian Game, Keith Bisp, Boyd Barrington, Tony Bury.

The Clerks of Course will be from Andrew Sedden, Peter Cox, Kevin Edwards, Alan Bryant, Ian Moore, Ian Higgins, Phil Cox, John Watson, Jamie Roe as shown in the programme or bulletin.

The Competition Secretary will be Sonja Game & the Eligibility Scrutineer will be Paul Klaassen.         

Provisional results will be displayed on the notice board in race control as soon as possible after the completion of a race.  Rule C5.2.1 – C5.2.3 inclusive apply.  Post Race Scrutineering will take place after heats and finals and all results are deemed provisional until all karts are released by the Scrutineers and/or after completion of any Judicial or Technical procedures, including the testing of fuel, which may take several days.  After 30 days the results will become final provided there are no appeals or tribunals outstanding that may affect those results.  Any changes to the original provisional results will be published.

16. Protests and appeals must be made in accordance with MSA Year Book Section C and with the appropriate fee.  Any entrant who protests the eligibility of an engine will be required to deposit the cost of the engine strip and inspection which will be forfeit if the engine is deemed eligible.

17. The scrutineers will be making fuel, fluid and tyre tests as per Blue Book D.34 and U.20.

17a. Any DRIVER suspected of having illegal fuel or tyres after these tests will be obliged to pay a fee of normally £300 deposit or as agreed with the Chief Scrutineer for an MSA approved fuel/tyre test and the race results will be declared provisional. 

17b. Following an approved MSA test where the fuel/tyre is found to be illegal the DRIVER will be excluded from the results and his/her conduct reported to the MSA for consideration by a disciplinary Tribunal.  Tyre tests may be carried out by a portable volatile organic compound (VOC) detector used to detect the application of illegal chemical substances applied to tyres, in contravention of MSA regulation U16.9.6-U16.9.7 as per Kart Race Yearbook App 4 section G.

18. All competitors and their team members are forbidden from entering the following areas - Shenington Village (except when using the facilities within the village), lap scoring, the farm equipment area, the noise test area (other than the driver & mechanic), parc ferme (other than the driver and two mechanics when specified in the Regulations of the Meeting), the track itself and its surrounds (unless given permission by the Clerk of Course) and the non-spectator areas of the banks at any time.  Generators must be switched off between the hours of 2300 and 0700.  The riding of bikes, scooters, gopeds etc by competitors or any team members in the pits is strictly forbidden and on the patio at any time, as is the driving of motor vehicles for which the driver is not authorised under RTA legislation.  Access to the circuit without permission is prohibited, access for dogs, bikes etc is prohibited at all times.  The use of stakes driven into the hard standing in the paddock is forbidden.  Stepladders or temporary structures for viewing adjacent to the track perimeter are forbidden. Tyres must not be left at the circuit under any circumstances (minimum penalty £10 per tyre).  The penalty for all of the above is up to and including exclusion from the meeting.  Dogs are permitted but must be kept inside a vehicle or on a lead at all times and are not permitted on the track at any time. Starting engine other than the designated area opposite the dummy grid entails a fine of £50 for first offence and thereafter a penalty up to exclusion from the meeting (U12.7).

*Dates and Permit number will change by race - see notice board in reception and programme.

Entrant details will be held on a Database and will be subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the 2018 GDPR. Details given may be shared with other kart clubs and associations but will not be marketed, email addresses will be used for confirmation and relevant news items.

Appendix 1: 2018 Summary of Mandatory Penalties

The following penalties are as defined on the Clerks Decision Notification and accompanied by the Clerks Decision Notification Explanations issued by MSA.  These are mandatory penalties. 

INFRINGEMENT / DESCRIPTION PENALTY
(C)2.3.2. Gaining an Unfair Advantage 10 second or 1 lap Penalty
(C)1.1.5. Driving in a manner incompatible with general safety 1 lap penalty or Race Disqualification
(C)1.1.5. Driving in a manner incompatible with general safety - Aggravated Contact Race Disqualification or Meeting Disqualification & Referral to Stewards of the Meeting
(C)1.1.6.

Contravention of flag signal before or after Race -

¼ Black/Yellow / Yellow

10 second Penalty
(C)1.1.6.

Contravention of flag signal during Race -

¼ Black/Yellow / Yellow

1 lap penalty
(C)1.1.6.

Contravention of flag signal  -

Ignore Technical Flag Twice

Black Flag
(C)1.1.6.

Contravention of flag signal -

Black Flag (ignored more than once)

Race Disqualification or Meeting Disqualification
(C)1.1.9.

Abusive Language, Behaviour or Assault -

Race Disqualification (4 points) & Referral to Stewards of the meeting
(C)1.1.9.

Abusive Language, Behaviour or Assault -

Serious

Meeting Disqualification (6 points) & Referral to Stewards of the meeting
(H)33.1.3. Failure to attend Drivers’ Briefing (recommend £50) Fine of £50
(H)33.1.4.

Failure to obey an Official of the Meeting

Race Disqualification (4 points)or Meeting Disqualification (6 points)
(C)3.1.1. Scrutineer Non-Compliance Report, vehicle or component ineligible

Race Disqualification or

Meeting Disqualification

(U)17.29 Underweight Race Disqualification
(U)8.1. Failure to report to Scrutineering

Race Disqualification or

Meeting Disqualification

C2.3.4/

U17.5.5

Incorrectly positioned front fairing  - race 10 second penalty

C2.3.4/

U17.5.5

Incorrectly positioned front fairing – timed qualifying Deletion of fastest time
U17.5.5 Attempting to tamper with or reattach the front fairing during race or timed qualifying Race / TQ Disqualification
U17.5.5 Intentionally re-attaching the front fairing after chequered flag Meeting Disqualification & Referral to Stewards of the meeting

Although the above details the mandatory penalties for driving, behaviour etc. this does not preclude the Clerk issuing penalties against other breaches of regulations as defined in (C)2.1.