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Championship Regulations Summer 2017

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BUCKMORE PARK KART CLUB LTD
2017 SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP


1. SPORTING REGULATIONS - GENERAL
1.1 Title & Jurisdiction:
The Buckmore Park Kart Club Ltd. 2017 Summer Championship is organised and administered by the Buckmore
Park Kart Club Ltd. (BPKC) in accordance with the General Regulations of the Royal Automobile Club Motor
Sports Association (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA) and these
Championship Regulations.
MSA Championship Permit No. CH2017/K030
Race Status: National B (Bambino: Kart Clubman)
MSA Championship Grade: D
Type: Kart (short circuit)
1.2 Officials:
1.2.1 Co-ordinator: Mrs. Sheila Rose
1.2.2 Eligibility Scrutineer: Mr. Robin Kingham
1.2.3 Championship Stewards: Mr. Ken Webb
Mr. Phil Ling
Mr. Steve Hollman
1.3 Competitors Eligibility:
1.3.1 Entrants must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of the BPKC Ltd., and be in possession
of a valid 2017 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.
1.3.2 Drivers and Entrant/Drivers must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of the BPKC Ltd or
ABkC affliated Club and be in possession of a valid MSA Competition Licence Minimum Kart B (Novice) or be
a professional driver in possession of a valid Licence (featuring an E.U. flag) and a medical, issued by the ASN
of a member country of the European Union. Bambino drivers should be in possession of a valid MSA Kart
Clubman licence.
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.
1.3.3 All necessary documents must be presented for checking at all rounds when signing-on.
1.4 Registration:
1.4.1 The Registration will be automatic on receipt of entry.
1.4.2 Registration will be free of charge.
1.4.3 Drivers will be required to purchase a transponder & holder as per MSA Kart Race Yearbook Appendix Section
F. Transponders may be hired from the BPKC Ltd. for the computer lap scoring at a cost of £10 per meeting,
plus drivers must purchase a transponder holder, if needed.. The Club’s timing system uses the MyLaps
transponders. It is the responsibility of the team and any loss or damage will have to be paid for by the driver
(maximum £180). If any driver hires a transponder and leaves the circuit before the end of the event, the
transponder MUST be returned to Race Control. The driver’s competition licence will be held until the
transponder has been returned. Transponder holders must be fitted as per MSA Yearbook. See Section U 5.3.3.
of the current MSA Yearbook.
1.5 Championship Rounds:
1.5.1 The Rounds are as follows:
Date: Circuit: Organising Club:
16 April Buckmore Park B.P.K.C. Ltd
21 May Buckmore Park B.P.K.C. Ltd
18 June Buckmore Park B.P.K.C. Ltd
16 July Buckmore Park B.P.K.C. Ltd
17 September Buckmore Park B.P.K.C. Ltd
15 October Buckmore Park B.P.K.C. Ltd
19 November Buckmore Park B.P.K.C. Ltd
17 December Buckmore Park B.P.K.C. Ltd.
1.6 Scoring:
1.6.1 Points will be awarded as follows:
Points will be given for your allocated grid position on the Final Grid, i.e. The kart in pole position for that class
will score 28 points, second on the grid for that class 27 points, reducing by 1 point.
Final:
1st 55 pts, 2nd 52 pts, 3rd 50 pts, 4th 49 pts, 5th 48 pts, reducing by 1 point to 28th position who scores 25 points.
All Non finishers will score 25 points, including any driver that may have taken part in a B Final and not
qualified for the A Final.
1.6.2 Novice drivers will be entitled to score points towards the Championship, however separate trophies for Novice
drivers will only be given per round and not for the Championship. If a novice driver finishes ahead of a full
plate driver, they will only be entitled to the novice trophy (if supplied).
1.6.3 In the event of a meeting not being completed for any reason the following will apply:
1.6.4 If an event is stopped prior to the completion of the Pre Final (s) or second heats, there will be no points or
awards given for the event.
1.6.5 If an event is stopped after completion of the Pre Final (s) or second heats, the results will be declared on the grid
positions for the Final. If the event is stopped after any Repechage the results will be declared on the finishing
positions of that final and the grid positions for the Final. In either case the awards and points will be given
accordingly.
1.6.6 Championship points will be displayed on a board in the clubhouse at the following meeting, plus on the Club’s
website: www.buckmoreparkkartclub.co.uk.
1.6.7 The total from the driver’s best 7 out of 8 rounds will determine the final Championship points position.
Bambino class will be the best 6 out of 7 rounds as there will not be a meeting in October for this class due to the
MSA National Bambino Championship. If a meeting has to be cancelled for whatever reason it will be however
many meetings run minus one round. Double points will be given to the December meeting only.
1.6.8 Ties shall be resolved using the formula in Section W.1.3.4. of the current MSA Yearbook.
1.6.9 An appeal against Championship points must be in accordance with Section C .6.5. of the current MSA
Yearbook.
1.6.10 Infringement of non-technical MSA Regulations and Sporting Regulations. Any driver excluded from an event
for whatever reason will count that round contributing to their total Championship score.
1.7 Awards:
1.7.1 All trophies are to be provided by the BPKC Ltd.
1.7.2 Per round: One trophy per five drivers in class. (Further trophies may be awarded at the Club’s discretion).
1.7.3 Championship: Based on one trophy per ten drivers in each class. (Further trophies may be awarded at the
Club’s discretion).
1.7.4 Presentations: Trophies are to be provided for presentation at the end of each race or at the end of the meeting
presentation ceremony. Prize money and Bonuses shall be posted to the Entrants within 7 days of the results
being declared final after each meeting.
1.7.5 Entertainment Tax Liability: In accordance with current government legislation, the Buckmore Park Kart Club is
legally obliged to withhold tax at the basic rate on all payments to non-UK resident sportsmen/women and
account to HMRC using form FEU1, the quarterly return of payments made to non-resident entertainers and
sportsmen/women. That is, those persons who do not have a normal permanent residence in the UK. The UK
does not include the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or Eire. This means that, as the organisers, the Buckmore Park
Kart Club is required to deduct tax at the current rate applicable from any such payments they may make to non-
UK residents. Under certain circumstances, it may be possible for competitors to enter into an agreement with
the Inland Revenue to limit the tax withheld. Any application for such an agreement must be made in writing and
not later than 30 days before the payment. For futher information contact:- HMRC Personal Tax International,
Foreign Entertainers Unit, St John’s House, Merton Road, Liverpool L75 1BB. Tel: 0151 472 6488 Fax: 0151
472 6483.
1.7.6 Title to all Trophies: In the event of any Provisional Results or Championship tables being revised after any
provisional presentations and such revisions affect the distribution of any awards the Competitors concerned
must return such awards to the BPKC Ltd. in good condition within 7 days.
2. SPORTING REGULATIONS - JUDICIAL PROCEDURES:
2.1 Rounds: In accordance with Section C of the current MSA Yearbook and the 2017 mandatory karting penalties.
2.2 Championship: In accordance with Section C of the current MSA Yearbook and the 2017 mandatory karting
penalties.
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, which is appended to these
regulations. 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/race bans
through to Championship Expulsion and referral to the MSA.
3. SPORTING REGULATIONS - CHAMPIONSHIP RACE MEETING & RACE PROCEDURE:
3.1 Entries:
3.1.1 The organisers are responsible for making available Supplementary Regulations & online entry facilities to all
Competitors in sufficient time for entries to be able to be made prior to the published selection of entry dates for
each round.
3.1.2 Competitors are responsible for making correct and completed entries with the correct entry fees prior to the
entry closing dates, which shall be 6 days prior to each round.
3.1.3 Incorrect or incomplete entries (including driver to be nominated entries) are to be held in abeyance until they are
complete and correct and the date of receipt for acceptance of the entry purpose shall be the date on which the
Secretary of the Meeting receives the missing or correct information or fee. All competitors under the age of 18
years must be accompanied by the holder of a Kart PG Entrant’s Licence who must sign on as the Entrant of that
competitor. When the holder of the Kart PG Entrant’s Licence is unable to be present they may appoint in
writing an Entrant’s Representative to act as their agent for all purposes under these Regulations. However the
holder of the Kart PG Entrant’s Licence will remain fully liable and responsible under the Regulations, as
principal, as if they had accompanied the Competitor. The Entrants Representative must be in possession of the
Kart PG Entrant’s Licence (Section H22.1.1 of the current MSA Yearbook).
3.1.4 Any withdrawal of entry or driver/kart changes made after acceptance of any entry must be notified to the
Secretary of the Meeting in writing. If vehicle changes are made after publication of entry list the competitor
must make sure that the correct details are instead on the Scrutineering Card BEFORE Signing-on.
3.1.5 The maximum Entry Fee for each round shall be:
Members of the BPKC Ltd. £59. Non-members £69.
3.1.6 Refund of Entry fee less a £10 administration fee will only be given if notification is given in writing by the
Wednesday day before the meeting. Should any meeting have to be cancelled for whatever reason a £10
administration fee will be held by the Club. A credit for the appropriate fee will be held to another meeting
unless informed otherwise. Any cheque that is returned to the Club will be surcharged £25 (Your attention is
drawn to Section C 1.1.13 of the current MSA Yearbook).
3.1.7 The Organisers may accept up to 6 reserves for each class, these drivers will only be allowed to sign-on (in
order) if drivers entered do not sign-on for the meeting.
3.1.8 In the event of any rounds being over-subscribed the Organising Club in liaison with the Championship Coordinator
may at their discretion run extra heats, Pre Finals, Repechage and Finals.
3.1.9 Reserves are to be nominated on the Final List of Entries published in the programme, Final Instructions or
Amended Sheet Bulletins. If reserves are given places after publication of the grid sheet and prior to Karts being
collected on the dummy grid they will be placed at the rear of the grid.
3.2 Briefings:
3.2.1 Organisers will notify Competitors of the times and location for all briefings in the Supplementary Regulations
or Final Instructions for the meetings. COMPETITORS MUST ATTEND ALL BRIEFINGS.
3.3 Practice:
3.3.1 The minimum period of practice shall be 3 laps, in the scrutineered engine/chassis to be raced. Should any
Practice Session be disrupted the Clerk of the Course shall not be obliged to resume the session or re-run
sessions to achieve the Championship criteria and the decision of the Clerk of the Course shall be final. Drivers
are asked to have their transponders on and working.
3.3.2 All drivers must be on the dummy grid and ready to go as soon as the previous session has left the grid. Anyone
not on the dummy grid on time will start from the back of the grid. This also applies to qualifying, heats and
finals.
3.4 Qualification:
3.4.1 Each driver must complete adequate practice in the scrutineered engine/chassis to be raced and within the official
practice period. The Clerk of the Course and/or Stewards of the Meeting shall have the right to exclude any
driver whose practice times or driving are considered to be unsatisfactory.
3.4.2. Each driver will take part in timed qualifying, which will set the grids for the heat(s) (If run). Drivers in Rotax
Max, Rotax 177 and X30 will race in 2 (3 if run) heats with a share of the grid i.e. front middle and rear grid
position (Novice drivers will take the rear most of the gird in the heats) For the other classes, each driver’s
quickest single lap only to count. The quickest lap takes pole position. In case of a tie, the second fastest lap
will be taken to resolve the tie and then the third lap, etc. Each class/driver has a 6 minute timed practice slot.
Once a driver returns to Parc Ferme their session will be complete and they will not be allowed back onto the
circuit. Should a kart stop on track due to mechanical problems then this will be the end of that driver’s session.
Drivers MUST return directly to parc ferme, or times will be disallowed. Should the session be cut short the
Clerk of the Course may deem the session to have been completed. All the drivers in the session may start their
timed laps at any time from the session start, and may do as many laps as they wish in the six minute period, all
these laps will be timed. Crossing the start line for the first time will register on the timing equipment and will
constitute the start of your first lap. All regulations will apply as if the session was a race. The standard
Bambino events will have a 5 minute timed qualifying, 2 x 6 minute Timed Runs and one 8 minute Final.
3.4.3. It is the driver’s responsibility to be on the grid with equipment for his/her timed qualifying session at the correct
time. You will not be allowed to qualify in any other session. Drivers with faulty or no transponders will not
record a time and start from the rear of the grid.
3.4.4. Any driver considered to be baulking or blocking another driver may be penalised.
3.5 Races:
3.5.1 The standard minimum scheduled distance shall be 8 laps (or 7 minutes) whenever practicable but the race
distance may be reduced at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course or Stewards of the Meeting.
3.5.2 If a driver is given a technical defect flag or they wish to return to the paddock area to make repairs during the
race, or at a clerk’s instruction, they may be able to restart as long as only one driver and one mechanic works on
the kart in the designated service/repair area. Drivers may then return to the track via the temporary roadway to
the dummy grid. All repairs must be checked by a scrutineer prior to returning to the circuit.
3.5.3. The result of the heat (when run) will give the grid for the Pre Final, i.e. the winner of the heat will be in pole
position for the Pre Final. For Rotax Max and Rotax Max/177 the points gained from the heats will determine
the grid for the Final.
3.5.4. If entries are sufficient and more than one heat has to be run per class, the kart setting the fastest lap will be in
pole position for Heat A, the second fastest will be in Heat B, the third will be in Heat A and so on. If the fastest
time achieved in the slowest session is more than 101% of the fastest time achieved in the faster session, then
first place in Heat A goes to the fastest driver from the fastest group, 2nd place in Heat A goes to the second
fastest driver in the slower group, 3rd fastest driver from the fastest group and so on. The fastest driver from the
slowest group will be in pole position for Heat B, 2nd place in Heat B will go to the 2nd fastest driver from the
fastest group, 3rd place in Heat B will go to the 3rd fastest in the slower group and so on. Drivers from Heat A that
finish 1st, 3rd, 5th etc and drivers from Heat B that finished 2nd, 4th, 6th, etc will be in Pre Final A and all remaining
drivers will be in Pre Final B. The top 12 drivers from each Pre Final will go forward to the Final. The
remaining drivers will take part in a Repechage and the top 4 drivers will take the remaining places on the Final
grid. For Rotax Max and Rotax/177 each driver will race in either two or three heats each, with a share of the
grid, apart from Novice drivers who will start their heats from the rear most of the grid.
3.6 Starts:
3.6.1 Starts will be as per current MSA specific karting regulations U.7.7 to U.7.8.2. Penalties may be imposed on the
pole position driver for speed considered to be too fast or too slow. Penalties may also be imposed on the No.2
position driver if considered to have broken formation prior to the start line. 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.
3.6.2 The use of tyre heating, heat retention devices, tyre treatments and compounds is prohibited. (Your attention is
drawn to Section D.33.1 to D 34.8.2. of the current MSA Yearbook).
3.6.3 When the Starter is ready for the race, he shall signal to the Grid Marshal on Post 6, who will raise a Green Flag,
this shall be the signal for the Karts to be released onto the track. When the Green Flag is lowered, the entrance
to the track shall be closed and no further Karts shall be allowed to join the track.
3.6.4 Excessive weaving to warm-up tyres - using more than 50 % of the width, and falling back in order to accelerate
and practice starts is prohibited.
3.7 Race Stops:
3.7.1 Should the need arise to stop any race or practice, RED FLAGS will be displayed at the Start Line and at all
Marshals Signalling Points around the Circuit. This is the signal for all drivers to slow to a safe and reasonable
pace and stop at Post 5 or as directed by Marshals, this area will automatically become a Parc Ferme area. Karts
may not enter the Pits unless directed to do so. Work on Karts already in the Pits must cease when the race is
stopped.
3.7.2 If 25% or less of the race distance has been completed by the leader, the race shall be abandoned, or if possible
the race shall be re-run in its entirety. Unless re-run the race will be null and void.
3.7.3. If more than 25% but less than 75% has been completed by the leader, the Clerk of the Course shall at his
discretion, decide to:
Abandon the race. In which case the race (result) shall be declared as the order of finishing on the last full lap
completed and before the race was stopped.
OR
Consider the race suspended and run it as a two part race. In this case the Karts will be restarted in a single file,
rolling start. The starting order for the second part of the race shall be the order at the last full lap completed,
before the race was stopped. “Drivers one lap down” shall be put in their correct position i.e., behind the drivers
on the same lap as the leader. The race distance shall be the number of laps required to make up the full race
distance. The finishing order of the second part, shall be the finishing order of the race (drivers “one lap down”
in the first part shall be deemed to have finished the race “one lap down” unless they have unlapped themselves).
OR
Re-run the race in its entirety. If the race is to be re-run or completed the following will apply:
While the race is stopped, the whole course shall be considered as parc fermé and no work may be carried out to
any kart. Mechanics will not be allowed on the circuit until permission is given by the Clerk of the Course and
they, or Incident Marshals already on the circuit, shall not approach or touch any kart until permission is given.
If/when authorised by the Clerk of the Course spark plugs may be changed and finger adjustments may be made
to the carburettor settings. If a kart leaves the circuit during the stoppage it will not be permitted to rejoin the
race. Any kart not racing before the incident, that caused the race to be stopped, shall not rejoin the re-started
race. Karts involved in the incident that gave rise to the stoppage or who subsequently stopped racing prior to the
displaying of the red flag because of the incident, may only re-join the race if the Clerk of the Course, in
consultation with the Chief Scrutineer, is satisfied that a kart is safe to continue without repair, and the Chief
Medical Officer is satisfied a competitor is fit to continue racing and they must start at the rear, whether it is run
over the full race distance or as a two part race. Those karts that stopped after the incident that gave rise to the
stoppage because they were instructed to do so or because the track was blocked, may join the restarted race in
their proper place. Exceptionally, if it is decided to run the race in its entirety but becomes necessary to remove
all karts from the circuit, repairs may be made and all karts that came under starter’s orders for the original race
will be permitted to start the re-run race from the dummy grid in their original positions.
3.7.4. If 75% or more of the race distance has been completed by the leader, the race will be deemed to have ended.
The race results shall be declared as the order of finishing behind the leader on their last full lap completed by
him and before the race was stopped.
3.7.5. Any driver involved in a RED FLAG incident may be requested to report to the Medical Organisation or
Paramedic before continuing in the race or practice.
3.7.6. After timed qualifying or any race all drivers must go to the Parc Ferme area as per current MSA Year Book
Section U 8.1. & 8.1.1. Any driver and kart directed or requested by an official to go into the
weighing/scrutineering area, should not leave this area without the specific permission or instruction of the Chief
Scrutineer, or any person designated to do so in his absence. In the case of drivers under 18 years of age, we
would suggest the legal guardian satisfy himself or herself that this permission has been given. Any driver or
kart leaving this area without permission may be excluded from the event.
3.8 Re-Scrutiny:
3.8.1 All vehicles reported involved in contact incidents during races or practice must be re-presented to the
Scrutineers before continuing in the race or practice.
3.9 Pit & Paddock Safety:
3.9.1 Entrants and Entrant/Drivers must ensure that the MSA, Circuit Management and Organising Club Safety
Regulations are complied with at all times.
3.9.2 No karts may be driven in the paddock area.
3.9.3 No engines are to be run in the pits or Paddock area, as per Section U 12.7 – 12.7.4. of the current MSA
Yearbook. The Clerk of the Course may also designate an alternative designated area.
3.9.4 Refuelling may only be carried out in accordance with current MSA Yearbook Section Q 13.1.1. – Q 13.3. ,
Regulations, Circuit Management Regulations and Supplementary Regulations or Final Instructions issued for
the Meeting.
3.9.5. Only one person per competitor will be allowed access to the dummy grid and must be wearing the pass
supplied. Should unauthorised team personnel be present on the dummy grid they will be asked to leave and
render their driver liable to exclusion from that timed qualifying, heat, pre-final or final. A fee of £10 will be
required if the pass is lost.
3.9.6. Competitors must take any used tyres home with them and not leave them at the circuit. Any competitor found
to have left tyres behind may have future entries refused.
3.10 Race Finishes:
3.10.1 After taking the Chequered Flag drivers are required to progressively and safely slow down, remain behind any
competitor ahead of them, return to the Paddock area entrance as instructed, comply with directions given by
Marshals or Officials. Drivers should keep their helmets on while on circuit, and only remove them when you
have stopped inside Parc Ferme.
3.11 Results:
3.11.1 All Qualifying Times, Grids, Race Results are to be deemed PROVISIONAL until all vehicles are released by
the Scrutineer after Post Practice/Race Scrutineering and/or after completion of any Judicial or Technical
Procedures.
4 CHAMPIONSHIP RACE PENALTIES:
4.1 Infringements of Technical Regulations:
4.1.1 Arising from Post Practice Scrutineering or Judicial Action:
Minimum Penalty: Current MSA Yearbook Section C 3.5 and the 2017 mandatory kart penalties.
4.1.2 Arising from Post Race Scrutineering or Judicial Action:
Minimum Penalty: Current MSA Yearbook Section C 3.5.1. (a) and (b). For infringements deemed to be of a
more serious nature the Clerk of the Course and/or the Stewards of the Meeting are to invoke the provisions of
Current MSA Yearbook Section C 3.5.1 (c) and the 2017 mandatory kart penalties.
4.1.3 Infringements of non-technical MSA Regulations and Sporting Regulations issued for the Championship: As per
Current MSA Judicial Procedure Regulations and the 2017 mandatory kart penalties.
5. TECHNICAL REGULATIONS:
5.1 General Description:
5.1.1 MSA 2017 Specific Karting Technical Regulations apply, together with the 2017 MSA Kart Race Yearbook.
ELIGIBLE CLASSES: Bambino, IAME Cadet , OK Junior, OK Senior, Rotax Junior Max, Rotax Minimax,
Formula TKM Junior &Senior, IAME X30 Senior, IAME X30 Junior, IAME X30 Mini, Rotax Senior Max,
Rotax 177 & Honda Cadet. Additionally Honda Cadet Clubman class is offered under the current MSA
Yearbook Section U 1.1.3. these regulations are available from BPKC Ltd. As well as X30 Mini as per KTE-
2017-326.
5.1.2. All classes will only be allowed one set of slicks per competitor during a race meeting. All slick tyres will be
marked at each round. It is the competitor’s responsibility to make sure that tyres are marked and that the marks
are in place at all times. Should any dispute over tyres arise a competitor’s tyres may be taken and if proven to
be illegal that competitor will pay for the cost of the analysis.
5.1.3. Tyre testing will be carried out as per Section U 20.1 (D.36) of the current MSA Year Book.
5.1.4. Competitors should be aware of MSA regulations Section D 25.1 – 25.1.18 and Section C 2.1.2 of the current
MSA Yearbook. with reference to costs involved in eligibility checking and note that these regulations will also
extend to any tests or checks made on fuel and tyres. Any competitor found to have been using fuel, tyres, or
equipment not conforming to these regulations, will be subject to any costs involved in carrying out any
necessary test or eligibility procedures.
6. APPENDICES:
6.1 Competition Secretary for the BPKC Ltd.
6.1.1 Mrs Sheila Rose
Buckmore Park Kart Club Ltd.
Buckmore Park Kart Circuit
Maidstone Road
Chatham
Kent
ME5 9QG
Tel: 01634 661604
Fax: 01634 686104
E-mail: sheila@buckmore.co.uk.
6.2 Please find below a summary of Mandatory Penalties that will be used in the Championship.
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 Exclusion

(C)1.1.5.

Driving in a manner incompatible with general safety - Aggravated Contact

Race Exclusion or Meeting Exclusion & Referral to meeting Stewards

 

 

 

(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 Exclusion or Meeting Exclusion

 

 

 

(C)1.1.9.

Abusive Language, Behaviour or Assault -

 

Race Exclusion (4 points) & Referral to Meeting Stewards

(C)1.1.9.

Abusive Language, Behaviour or Assault -

Serious

Meeting Exclusion (6 points) & Referral to Meeting Stewards

 

 

 

(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 Exclusion (4 points)

or Meeting Exclusion (6 points)

 

 

 

(C)3.1.1.

Scrutineer Non-Compliance Report, vehicle or component ineligible

Race Exclusion or

Meeting Exclusion

(U)17.29

Underweight

Race Exclusion

 

(U)8.1.

Failure to report to Scrutineering

Race Exclusion or

Meeting Exclusion

(C)2.3.4(U)17.5.5

Incorrectly positioned front fairing (U17.1.6)

10 second penalty

(U)17.5.5

Attempting to tamper with or reattach the front fairing (U17.1.6)

Race Exclusion

Referral to Meeting Stewards

 

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.

penalties chart.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

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BUCKMORE PARK KART CLUB LTD.
SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS
SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP 2017


1. The Buckmore Park Kart Club will organise Kart National B Permit meetings (Clubman – Bambino) on 16th April, 21st
May, 18th June, 16th July, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November and 17th December 2017.
2. The meeting will be 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, plus any further written instructions
from the Club. MSA 2017 Specific Karting Technical Regulations apply, together with the 2017 ABkC regulations within
the 2017 MSA Kart Race Yearbook. ELIGIBLE CLASSES: Bambino, OK Junior, OK Senior and ABkC classes for
Formula Rotax Junior Max, Rotax Minimax, Formula TKM Junior/Senior, Rotax Senior Max, Rotax 177, Formula Cadet,
IAME Cadet, Junior X30, X30, Mini X30,Honda Cadet, Honda Cadet Clubman (regulations available from the Club).
3. MSA National B Permit No’s 98355, 98357, 98359, 98360, 98363, 98365, 98369, 98371.
MSA Clubman Permit No’s 98356, 98358, 98360, 98362, 98364, 98366, 98370, 98372.
4. The event is open to current members of the BPKC Ltd or a kart club affiliated to the ABkC, who hold a valid MSA
competition licence (or as per Championship Regulations), minimum Kart National B Novice. See Section U 14.1.2 of the
current MSA Yearbook. Bambino drivers must hold a Kart Clubman licence. Competitors under the age of 18 must
comply with Section U14.1.5. of the current MSA Yearbook.
5. The event will become a round of the BPKC Ltd. Summer Championship, MSA Junior Subaru Championship (21st May,
16th July & 15th October), Kent Kart Championship (21st May & 15th October), and MSA Bambino Championship (15th
October).
6. The programme times are as follows: (Times may be altered due to weather conditions).
Signing On 8.00am to 9.15am
Scrutineering 8.00am to 9.25am
Driver’s Briefing 9.30am
Practice 10.00am
First Race Following Practice
7. Heat(s), Pre Final and Final duration will be determined by the conditions on the day. Rotax Max, Rotax 177 & X30 will
be 3 heats and a final.
8. Grid positions will be determined as per Championship regulations.
9. Practice will be a minimum of 3 laps.
10. The track measures 1000 metres, there are 12 corners and the surface is asphalt.
11. Number Plates - As per Section U 17.25 – 17.25.4. please note U 17.27 – 17.28.1 of the current MSA Yearbook (numbers
not supplied by the Club).
12. Karts must NOT be driven in the pits.
13. It is important that NO ENGINES ARE TO BE RUN BEFORE 10am, also no engines are to be run in the pit area at any
time unless specified by the Clerk of the Course. See Section U 12.7 – U 12.7.4 of the current MSA Yearbook. Failure to
observe this rule could result in exclusion from the meeting.
14. Judges of fact will be the Chief Timekeeper (judging laps completed and finishing order), the Chief Lap Scorer ( race
finishing order), the Starter (race starts), the Chief Scrutineer and Eligibility Scrutineer (on Technical matters), and the
Environmental Scrutineer (judging kart noise). ANY DRIVER THAT LOSES A NOISE INTAKE OR EXHAUST MUST
RETURN TO THE PITS IMMEDIATELY, failure to observe this rule will result in exclusion from the meeting.
15. Drivers are reminded of the restrictions on advertising (Section H 28.1.1 – 28.1.6. of current MSA Yearbook).
16. Trophies will be presented to each class subject to size of entry (based on 1 per 5 drivers in class).
17. The maximum entry for each meeting is 200 including reserves. The minimum is 60. The minimum for each race is 6, and
the organisers reserve the right to amalgamate, or cancel as necessary.
18. The entry list begins upon receipt of these Regulations and closes 6 days prior to the meeting. All entries must be on the
appropriate form and be accompanied by the correct fee. Failure to do this will result in your entry form being returned.
19. Entries should be made online, or posted to the Competition Secretary, Sheila Rose, BPKC Ltd., Buckmore Park Kart
Circuit, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent. ME5 9QG. Tel: 01634 661604 (24 hour answer phone).
20. Entry Fees - £59 BPKC members, £69 non-members. A refund less a £10 administration fee will only be given if
notification is given in writing. Should any meeting have to be cancelled for whatever reason a £10 administration fee will
be held by the Club. A credit for the appropriate fee will be held to another meeting unless informed otherwise in writing.
Closing date is 6 days before the meeting. Any cheque that is returned to the BPKC Ltd. will be surcharged £25. Fax
entries will be accepted. It is preferred that payment is made by debit/credit card. Entries will be held until payment has
been received.
21. The organisers have the right to refuse an entry for whatever reason (Subject to Section H 30.1.3. (b) of the current MSA
Yearbook).
22. Drivers are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure that all Kart and Engine numbers conform to the numbers
inserted on the Scrutineering cards, and be signed by the driver and scrutineer and be handed in at Pre Race Scrutineering.
If any driver is under 18 then the card must be signed by a Parent/Guardian.
23. The BKPC Ltd. Summer Championship will be contested over 8 rounds running from April to December. The best 7 out of
8 rounds to count. There will not be a Bambino round on Sunday 16th October due to the MSA Bambino Championship,
so Bambino will be the best 6 out of 7 rounds to count. If any meeting has to be cancelled for whatever reason then it will
be however many meetings run minus one. Double points will be given to the December meeting only.
24. Officials of the Meeting: representatives of the MSA and a selection of the following - Club Stewards: Ken Webb, Roger
Sheffield, Steve Hollman, Paul Phillips and Vic Parrott. Clerk of the Course: Martin Bean, Gordon Cuthill, John
Goldthorpe, Amanda Goldthorpe, Vic Parrott, Lee Manchester or Michael Leverington. Chief Scrutineer: Kelvin Nicholls,
Robin Kingham, Ben Moore or Ernie Salmon.
25. A list of race results will be timed, signed and published as soon as possible after each race on the Official Notice Board
which will be situated in the paddock area.
26. Any protest must be lodged in accordance with Section C.5.1 – 5.7 of the current MSA Yearbook.
27. Silencing of Karts - All karts must always comply with levels defined in the MSA Regulations and additional regulations
given in Appendix 3 of the current Kart Race Yearbook.
28. Only one chassis and two engines permitted per class. (OK Senior & OK Junior – two chassis & 3 engines).
29. Tyres - As per The 2016 MSA KART RACE YEARBOOK (or class regulations). ONLY ONE SET OF SLICKS PER
COMPETITOR WILL BE PERMITTED DURING A RACE MEETING (unless Championship regulations state
otherwise).
30. Crash helmets, Race suits and Gloves must be as per current MSA Yearbook U 13.1 – U 13.4.2. Racewear must be worn at
Scrutineering.
31. Competitors Responsibilities: You are reminded that you are responsible for the behaviour of mechanics and helpers.
Anyone using foul language or threatening behaviour will be dealt with most severely. Your attention is draw to MSA
Yearbook Regulations Section U 12.1 – U 12.7.4. with emphasis on Section U 12.1 – U 12.2.2.
32 Information can be obtained from the circuit - Tel: 01634 201562, Internet Web Site - www.buckmore.co.uk email:
sheila@buckmore.co.uk
33. Dogs are allowed at the circuit but they must be kept on a lead at all times, and a strict 10-mph speed limit applies in the
park.
34. Mini bikes, Pedal bikes, Segways, Hoverboards and scooters are banned from the circuit and pit areas at all times. Failure
to observe this rule could result in exclusion from the meeting.
35. Overnight camping is allowed Friday and Saturday night before a meeting (No tents).
36. Drivers will be required to purchase a transponder & holder as per MSA Kart Race Yearbook Appendix 4 Section F.
Transponders may be hired from the BPKC Ltd. for the computer lap scoring at a cost of £10 per meeting. The Club’s
timing system uses the MyLaps transponders, however drivers must purchase a transponder holder if needed. It is the
responsibility of the team and any loss or damaged will have to be paid for by the driver. (Maximum charge £180). If any
driver hires a transponder and leaves the circuit before the end of the event, the Transponder MUST be returned to Race
Control, as your licence will be held until it is returned.
37. Any driver involved in a Red Flag incident may be requested to report to the Medical Organisation or Paramedic before
being allowed to take part in further racing.
38. It is mandatory for all/each competitors to carry a fire extinguisher to a minimum of BSEN3 standard with 55B-size rating.
These must be kept in the competitors pit area at all times.
39. It is strongly recommended that drivers and trackside officials use earplugs or ear defenders during racing.
40. Any driver or team member found damaging the tarmac in the paddock area will be excluded from the meeting and
charged for any damage.
41. All competitors under the age of 18 are reminded of Section U14.1.5 of the current MSA Yearbook.
42. ANYONE MISUSING OR DAMAGING BUILDINGS WILL BE BANNED FROM RACING AND TESTING AT
BUCKMORE PARK.
43. By countersigning as parents/guardians/guarantors of minors you agree that you have no objection to still or moving
images being taken of the driver/volunteer official undertaking their sporting activities.
44. Competitors must take any used tyres home with them and not leave them at the circuit. Any competitor found to have left
tyres behind may have future entries refused.
45. Could all teams ensure that they comply with the English Smokefree Legislation.
46. Any teams entering the meeting may be required to confirm in writing that they hold a valid public liability insurance
certificate.
47. Sporting Regulations – Judicial Procedures
Rounds: In accordance with Section C of the current MSA Yearbook and the 2017 mandatory kart penalties.
Championship: In accordance with Section C of the current MSA Yearbook and the 2017 mandatory kart penalties.
17.3.17.

Honda Cadet Clubman regulations

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2017 Regulations -Published Copy

Honda Cadet Clubman

The Honda Cadet Clubman class regulations are as per the current MSA Kart Race Yearbook regulations for the Honda Cadet.  The only exception is that the engine unit from any kart can be purchased by another competitor for £575 during a race meeting having followed the procedure detailed below.

The principle behind the class is to provide cost effective competitive racing without
the need for expensive Selected Parts engines that dominate the Honda Cadet class.

Engine Buy Back -Regulations

A:  General  
i Where specified in the Supplementary, Technical and/or Championship Regulations,
the following shall apply:

ii The following Commercial Undertakings are NOT subject to the Judicial procedures
of either the Championship Stewards and/or the MSA/MSC.

iii These Regulations apply only in respect of the class designated in the Schedule of
Particulars.

iv Claimant - Only the Licensed Entrant of  competitors in a race under these regulations are permitted to purchase another competitor's engine.  The organising club may also, at its own
discretion, exercise the option to purchase an engine. The Licensed Entrant ( on behalf of the competitor) can only claim another competitor's engine when the competitor has raced in the Clubman class at the venue on three previous occasions


v CoC - for the purposes of these Regulations, this shall include the Clerk of the Course or
Race Director or their authorised Deputy or in their absence, the Chief or Eligibility
Scrutineer.


vi It is a condition precedent to acceptance of Registration for the Championship and
Entry to each meeting that any driver(and their licensed Entrant) competing in this class shall have the right to purchase any other driver's engine in accordance with the procedures set out herein.  
Similarly, all licensed Entrants on behalf of Honda Cadet Clubman drivers agree by entering to sell their engine(s) in accordance with the following rules.  


vii In addition to commercially-prepared engines (see Schedule of Particulars), any
privately prepared engine or an engine prepared commercially by an organisation who
is not listed in the Schedule of Particulars, is eligible for use in the competition
provided that it complies with the Technical Regulations and, if requested, the owner
forfeits his engine at the Buy Back Price stated.

                                                                 

B  Procedure

i Notice of Intention to purchase an engine shall be in writing, using the attached form.  The Claimant must state which engine he or she wishes to purchase by noting the driver (or team) name and Race Number and he or she must record the Claimant's (or team) name and Race Number.  
The Notice of Intention must be lodged with the Clerk of the Course (CoC) before the start of the final race for this class.

ii In the event that more than one Claimant should want the same engine then the CoC will
decide by ballot provided that a written Notice of Intention has been submitted and
payment in full has been made.

iii The Claimant may only claim one engine during any Club or Circuit Championship.
The engine purchased may only be subsequently used by the Claimant.
The engine purchased can only be resold once it has been raced at a subsequent race
meeting organised by the club where the engine was claimed.

iv The CoC shall advise the other competitor (team) of the Claimant's request as soon as
reasonable but in any case before the karts leave parc ferme, after the last race of the
day.   

v The Claimant shall lodge the Buy Back Price (stated in the Schedule of Particulars),
in cash with the CoC, no later than the end of the last race (for this class and in which
the Notice of Intention to purchase was issued).    

vi The Claimed engine remains the property of its owner until such time as any post
race scrutineering checks have been completed satisfactorily.  In the event that there is
any discrepancy found, then the CoC may decide not to proceed with the Buy Back    
arrangement and return the cash deposited to the Claimant.

For the avoidance of doubt, the claimed engine remains the property of the owner
until the end of race day and completion of the matters set out in the above paragraph.

vii The Claimant understands:
That the engine purchased will be in its post race condition or (if inspected by the
Scrutineers) may be dissembled partly or in total.  It is the responsibility of the
Claimant to reassemble and all costs associated are the Claimants.

The Claimed engine will be supplied as raced with only the engine mount, clutch, exhaust
and throttle linkage removed.  

By entering into this arrangement the Claimants understand and agree that neither the
Engine Owner or the Meeting Organisers accept any responsibility for the suitability,
eligibility, compliance, or otherwise - ie  caveat emptor   .   





viii If a driver (or team) refuses to hand over any engine, parts, (whether professed to be
lost or stolen) or damages same, then the matter will be considered as an admission
that the engine is not eligible and the driver shall be excluded from the results of that
race meeting and forfeit all Championship Points accumulated to date.  In such cases
the Organisers will refuse any further entry to the Club competition or
Championship. This option applies equally to Organisers of other Clubs participating
in this scheme.

ix The CoC may at his discretion make a decision (which will be binding on the parties)
in respect of any issue arising from operation of these rules that is not prescribed for.

x It is expected that there will be a paper record of the transaction.
It will record the date and time of the first Notice.


The time that the money is lodged with the CoC.

The name of the Claimant.

The name of the engine owner.

The unique Engine No.

The paper record shall be signed by the Engine Owner, the Claimant and the CoC and
copies provided to each of the above and the Organising Club.  A copy will also need to be provided for a central register which will be maintained and kept by BMKRC. Copies to be emailed to info@bmkr.co.uk or sent to BMKRC  c/o 37 The Street, Bapchild, Kent, ME9 9AD.


C Schedule of Particulars

i Class                     Honda Cadet Clubman  

ii Engine type                 Honda GX160

iii A number of engine preparers have agreed to supply engines to these regulations and that will comply with the technical obligations set out herein.  
A list of preparers is set out below. This list may not include all preparers that have agreed to participate as others may opt to take part since this document was published.

iv Engine Preparers who have agreed in principle to participate as at 1st January 2017
Dartford Karting         D. G. Power  

Prokart Engineering.    RPM.    UFO  

v The    Engine for the purposes of these regulations is complete but with the over
engine fuel tank removed, pull starter rotated, governor mechanism removed, vacuum
take off applied and cam gear optimised, bore prepared and appropriate valve springs.   
It shall be provided with an engine cover, fuel pump and relevant piping.   
Oil, engine mounts, throttle linkage, clutch and exhaust are not included.


vi The Technical Regulations governing the engine shall be the current or latest version
of the Honda GX160 Technical Regulations as noted in the Class Technical Regulations.

D Prices


i Initial Purchase Price     Max     £425.00 (plus VAT) each

ii Buy Back Price                 £575.00


This price is subject to alteration during the year should prices fluctuate. Written notice will be given should such circumstances arise.














































Notice of Intention to Purchase a Honda Cadet Clubman Engine

I (The Claimant) being the Entrant of Honda Cadet Clubman Race No . . . . . . .  wish to

purchase the engine of competitor No  . . . . . .     I enclose    £575.00 in cash

I understand and agree that neither the Engine Owner or the Meeting Organisers accept any
responsibility for the suitability, eligibility, compliance, or otherwise - ie  caveat emptor   .   

Date Notice issued to the Clerk of Course   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

Particulars:
Claimant

Name of Competitor   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Name of Entrant wishing to purchase   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .
Entrants Licence No  . . . . . .   
Serial No of claimed engine  (when established)   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..



Owner

Name of Competitor   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Name of Entrant wishing to purchase   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Entrants Licence No  . . . . . .   


Clerk of Course   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MSA Licence No . . . . . . . . .

Time - Notice of Intention to Purchase and money received by Clerk of Course  . . . . . . . .  
We sign below to confirm that the purchase has been agreed and completed in accordance
with these regulations


Claimant  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



Owner  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



Clerk of Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Time of conclusion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Copies to:
the Engine Owner, the Claimant ,CoC and the Organising Club.  A copy will also need to be provided for a central register which will be maintained and kept by BMKRC. Copies to be emailed to info@bmkr.co.uk or sent to BMKRC  c/o 37 The Street, Bapchild, Kent, ME9 9AD.

Kent Kart Championship regulations

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2017 KENT KART CHAMPIONSHIP                             

 

1. SPORTING REGULATIONS - GENERAL

 

1.1 Title & Jurisdiction:

 

The 2017 Kent Kart Championship is organised and administered by the Buckmore Park Kart Club Ltd. (BPKC) in accordance with the General Regulations of the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA) and these Championship Regulations.

 

                MSA Championship Permit No. CH2017/K031

                Race Status: National B

                MSA Championship Grade: D

                Type: Kart (short circuit)

 

1.2 Officials:

 

1.2.1       Co-ordinator:                                       Mrs. Sheila Rose

1.2.2       Eligibility Scrutineer:                         Tim Cooke

1.2.3       Championship Stewards:                   Mr. Ken Webb

                                                                                Mr. Ian Ward

                                                                                Mr. James Clarke

 

1.3 Competitors Eligibility:

 

1.3.1       Entrants must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of  BPKC or BMKR, and be in possession of a valid 2017 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.

 

1.3.2       Drivers and Entrant/Drivers must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of  BPKC, BMKR or ABkC affiliated Club, and be in possession of a valid MSA Competition Licence Minimum Kart B (Novice) 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.

 

                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.

 

1.3.3       All necessary documents must be presented for checking at all rounds when signing-on.

 

1.4 Registration:

 

1.4.1       The Registration will be automatic on receipt of correct entry form.

 

1.4.2       Registration will be free of charge.

 

1.4.3       Drivers will be required to purchase a transponder & holder as per MSA Kart Race Yearbook Appendix Section F. Transponders may be hired from the host circuit for the computer lap scoring at a cost of £10 per meeting, plus drivers must purchase a transponder holder (if required). It is the responsibility of the team and any loss or damage will have to be paid for by the driver. If any driver hires a transponder and leaves the circuit before the end of the event, the transponder MUST be returned to Race Control. The driver’s competition licence will be held until the transponder has been returned.  Transponder holders must be fitted as per MSA Kart Race Year book. See Section U 5.3.3. of the current MSA Yearbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.5 Championship Rounds:

 

1.5.1       The Rounds are as follows:

               

                Date:                                      Circuit:                   Organising Club:

26 March                               Bayford Meadow   BMKR

                30 April                                  Lydd                        BMKR

                21 May                                  Buckmore Park      BPKC

                30 July                                   Lydd                        BMKR

                27 August                              Bayford Meadow   BMKR

                15 October                            Buckmore Park      BPKC Ltd.

 

1.6 Scoring:

 

1.6.1       Points will be awarded to the final only as follows:

                1st 55 pts, 2nd 52 pts, 3rd 50 pts, 4th 49 pts, 5th 48 pts, reducing by 1 point to 28th position who scores 25 points. All Non finishers will score 25 points, including any driver that may have taken part in a B Final and not qualified for the A Final.

 

1.6.2       Novice drivers will be entitled to score points towards the Championship.

 

1.6.3       In the event of a meeting not being completed for any reason the following will apply:

 

1.6.4       If an event is stopped prior to the completion of the Pre-Final(s) or second heats there will be no points or awards given for the event.

 

1.6.5       If an event is stopped after completion of the Pre-Final(s) or second heats the results will be declared on the grid positions for the Final. If the event is stopped after any Repechage the results will be declared on the finishing positions of that race and the grid positions for the Final. In either case the awards will be given accordingly.

 

1.6.6       Championship points will be displayed on a board in the clubhouse at the following meeting or on the Clubs’ websites.

 

1.6.7       The total from the driver’s best 5 out of 6 rounds will determine the final Championship points position. If a meeting has to be cancelled for whatever reason it will be however many meetings run minus one round.  

 

1.6.8       Ties shall be resolved using the formula in Section W.1.3.4 of the current MSA Yearbook.

 

1.6.9       An appeal against Championship points must be in accordance with Section C 6.5 of the current MSA Yearbook.

 

1.6.10.    Infringements of non-technical MSA Regulations and Sporting Regulations.  Any driver excluded from an event for whatever reason will count that round as contributing to their total championship score.

 

1.7 Awards:

 

1.7.1       All trophies are to be provided by the host club of each round.

 

1.7.2       Per round: As per Clubs SR’s

 

1.7.3       Championship: Winner of each class.  (Further trophies and awards may be awarded at the Club’s discretion).

 

1.7.4       Presentations: Trophies are to be provided for the presentation at the end of each race or at the end of the meeting presentation ceremony. Prize money and Bonuses shall be posted to the Entrants within 7 days of the results being declared final after each meeting.

 

1.7.5       Entertainment Tax Liability: In accordance with current government legislation, both Buckmore Park Kart Club and Bayford Meadwos Kart Racing are legally obliged to withhold tax at the basis rate on all payments to non-UK resident sportsmen/women and account to HMRC using form FEU1, the quarterly return of payments made to non-resident entertainers and sportsmen/women. That is, those persons who do not have a normal permanent residence in the UK. The UK does not include the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or Eire. This means that, as the organisers, both Buckmore Park Kart Club and Bayford Meadows Kart Racing are required to deduct tax at thecurrent rate applicable from any such payments they amy make to non-UK residents. Under certain circumstances, it may be possible for competitors to enter into an agreement with the Inland Revenue to limit the tax withheld. Any application for such an agreement must be made in writing and not later than 30 days before the payment. For further information contact:- HMRC Personal Tax International, Foreign Entertainers Unit, St John’s House, Merton Road, Liverpool L75 1BB. Tel: 0151 472 6488 Fax: 0151 472 6483.

 

1.7.6       Title to all Trophies: In the event of any Provisional Results or Championship tables being revised after any provisional presentations and such revisions affect the distribution of any awards the Competitors concerned must return such awards to the BPKC or BMKR. in good condition within 7 days.

 

2. SPORTING REGULATIONS - JUDICIAL PROCEDURES:

 

2.1          Rounds: In accordance with Section C of the current MSA Yearbook and the 2017 mandatory karting penalties. 

 

2.2          Championship: In accordance with Section C of the current MSA Yearbook and the 2017 mandatory karting  penalties.

 

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, which is appended to these regulations.  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/race bans through to Championship Expulsion and referral to the MSA.

 

 

3. SPORTING REGULATIONS - CHAMPIONSHIP RACE MEETING & RACE PROCEDURE:

 

3.1 Entries:

 

3.1.1       The organisers are responsible for making available Supplementary Regulations & Entry Forms to all Competitors in sufficient time for entries to be able to be made prior to the published selection of entry dates for each round. Late entries maybe accepted as per Clubs SR’s.

 

3.1.2       Competitors are responsible for sending in correct and completed entries with the correct entry fees prior to the entry closing date.

 

3.1.3       Incorrect or incomplete entries (including driver to be nominated entries) are to be held in abeyance until they are complete and correct and the date of receipt for acceptance of the entry purpose shall be the date on which the Secretary of the Meeting receives the missing or correct information or fee. All competitors under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by the holder of a Kart PG Entrant’s Licence who must sign on as the Entrant of that competitor. When the holder of the Kart PG Entrant’s Licence is unable to be present they may appoint in writing an Entrant’s Representative to act as their agent for all purposes under these Regulations. However the holder of the Kart PG Entrant’s Licence will remain fully liable and responsible under the Regulations, as principal, as if they had accompanied the Competitor. The Entrants Representative must be in possession of the Kart PG Entrant’s Licence (Section H 22.1.1 of the current MSA Yearbook).

 

3.1.4       Any withdrawal of entry or driver/kart changes made after acceptance of any entry must be notified to the Secretary of the Meeting in writing. If vehicle changes are made after publication of entry list the competitor must make sure that the correct details are inserted on the Scrutineering Card BEFORE Signing-on.

 

3.1.5       The maximum Entry Fee for each round shall be as per Club SR’s. 

 

3.1.6       Refund of Entry fee will be as per Clubs SR’s. Any cheque that is returned to the Club will be surcharged as per Clubs SR’s (Your attention is drawn to Section C 1.1.13 of the current MSA Yearbook).

 

3.1.7       The Organisers may accept up to 6 reserves for each class, these drivers will only be allowed to sign-on (in order) if drivers entered do not sign-on for the meeting.

 

3.1.8       In the event of any rounds being over-subscribed the Organising Clubs in liaison with the Championship Co-ordinator may at their discretion run extra heats, Pre Finals, Repechage and Finals.

3.1.9       Reserves are to be nominated on the Final List of Entries published in the programme, Final Instructions or Amended Sheet Bulletins. If reserves are given places after publication of the grid sheet and prior to Karts being collected on the dummy grid they will be placed at the rear of the grid.

 

3.2 Briefings:

 

3.2.1       Organisers will notify Competitors of the times and location for all briefings in the Supplementary Regulations or Final Instructions for the meetings. COMPETITORS MUST ATTEND ALL BRIEFINGS.

 

3.3 Practice:

 

3.3.1       The minimum period of practice shall be 3 laps in the scrutineered engine/chassis to be raced. Should any Practice Session be disrupted the Clerk of the Course shall not be obliged to resume the session or re-run sessions to achieve the Championship criteria and the decision of the Clerk of the Course shall be final. Drivers are asked to have their transponders on and working.

 

3.4 Qualification:

 

3.4.1       Each driver must complete adequate practice in the scrutineered engine/chassis to be raced and within the official practice period. The Clerk of the Course and/or Stewards of the Meeting shall have the right to exclude any driver whose practice times or driving are considered to be unsatisfactory.

 

3.4.2       Events will be run as per Clubs normal Championship criteria.

 

3.4.3.      It is the driver’s responsibility to be on the grid with equipment for his/her timed qualifying session at the correct time.  You will not be allowed to qualify in any other session. Drivers with faulty or no transponders will not record a time and start form the rear of the grid.

 

3.4.4.      Any driver considered to be baulking or blocking another driver may be penalised.

 

3.5 Races:

 

3.5.1       The standard minimum scheduled distance shall be as per Clubs normal Championship criteria whenever practicable but the race distance may be reduced at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course or Stewards of the Meeting.

 

3.6 Starts:

 

3.6.1       Starts will be as per current MSA specific karting regulations U.7.7 to 7.8.2.  Penalties may be imposed on the pole position driver for speed considered to be too fast or too slow.  Penalties may also be imposed on the No.2 position driver if considered to have broken formation prior to the start line.  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.

 

3.6.2       The use of tyre heating, heat retention devices, tyre treatments and compounds is prohibited.  (Your attention is drawn to Section D.33.1 to D.34.8.2 of the current MSA Yearbook).

 

3.6.3       Excessive weaving to warm-up tyres - using more than 50 % of the width, and falling back in order to accelerate and practice starts is prohibited.

 

3.7 Race Stops:

 

3.7.1       Should the need arise to stop any race or practice, RED FLAGS will be displayed at the Start Line and at all Marshals Signalling Points around the Circuit. This is the signal for all drivers to slow to a safe and reasonable pace and stop at the normal area for the Club or as directed by Marshals, this area will automatically become a Parc Ferme area. Karts may not enter the Pits unless directed to do so. Work on Karts already in the Pits must cease when the race is stopped.

 

3.7.2       If 25% or less of the race distance has been completed by the leader, the race shall be abandoned, or if possible the race shall be re-run in its entirety.  Unless re-run the race will be null and void. 

 

3.7.3       If more than 25% but less than 75% has been completed by the leader, the Clerk of the Course shall, at his discretion, decide to:

 

Abandon the race. In which case the race (result) shall be declared as the order of finishing on the last full lap completed and before the race was stopped.

OR

Consider the race suspended and run it as a two-part race.  In this case the karts will be restarted in a single file, rolling start.  The starting order for the second part of the race shall be the order at the last full lap completed, before the race was stopped. Drivers ‘one lap down’ shall be put in their correct position, i.e. behind the drivers on the same lap as the leader.  The race distance shall be the number of laps required to make up the race distance.  The finishing order of the second part, shall be the finishing order of the race.  (drivers ‘one lap down’ in the first part shall be deemed to have finished the race ‘one lap down’ unless they have unlapped themselves). 

OR

Re-run the race in its entirety.  If the race is to be re-run or completed the following will apply:

While the race is stopped, the whole course shall be considered as parc ferme and no work may be carried out to any kart.  Mechanics will not be allowed on the circuit until permission is given by the Clerk of the Course and they, or Incident Marshals already on the circuit, shall not approach or touch any kart until permission is given.  If/when authorised by the Clerk of the Course spark plugs may be changed and finger adjustments may be made to the carburettor settings.  If a kart leaves the circuit during the stoppage it will not be permitted to rejoin the race.  Any kart not racing before the incident, that caused the race to be stopped, shall not rejoin the re-started race.  Karts involved in the incident that gave rise to the stoppage or who subsequently stopped racing prior to the displaying of the red flag because of the incident, may only re-join the race if the Clerk of the Course, in consultation with the Chief Scrutineer, is satisfied that a kart is safe to continue without repair, and the Chief Medical Officer is satisfied a competitor is fit to continue racing and they must start at the rear, whether it is run over the full race distance or as a two part race.  Those karts that stopped after the incident that gave rise to the stoppage because they were instructed to do so or because the track was blocked, may join the restated race in their proper place.  Exceptionally, if it is decided to run the race in its entirety but becomes necessary to remove all karts from the circuit, repairs may be made and all karts that came under starter’s orders for the original race will be permitted to start the re-run race from the dummy grid in their original positions.

 

3.7.4       If 75% or more of the race distance has been completed by the leader, the race will be deemed to have ended.  The race results shall be declared as the order of finishing behind the leader on their last full lap completed by him and before the race was stopped.

 

3.7.5.      Any driver involved in a RED FLAG incident may be requested to report to the Medical Organisation or Paramedic before continuing in the race or practice.

 

3.7.6.      After timed qualifying or any race all drivers must go to the Parc Ferme area as per current MSA Year Book Section U.8.1  & U.8.1.1.  Any driver and kart directed or requested by an official to go into the weighing/scrutineering area, should not leave this area without the specific permission or instruction of the Chief Scrutineer, or any person designated to do so in his absence. In the case of drivers under 18 years of age, we would suggest the legal guardian satisfy himself or herself that this permission has been given. Any driver or kart leaving this area without permission may be excluded from the event.

 

3.8 Re-Scrutiny:

 

3.8.1       All vehicles reported involved in contact incidents during races or practice must be re-presented to the Scrutineers before continuing in the race or practice.

 

3.9 Pit & Paddock Safety:

 

3.9.1       Entrants and Entrant/Drivers must ensure that the MSA, Circuit Management and Organising Clubs Safety Regulations are complied with at all times.

 

3.9.2       No karts may be driven in the paddock area.

 

3.9.3       No engines are to be run in the pits or paddock area, as per Section U 12.7 – 12.7.4 of the current MSA Yearbook. The Clerk of the Course may also designate an alternative designated area.

3.9.4       Refuelling may only be carried out in accordance with current MSA Yearbook Section Q 13.1.1. – Q 13.3., Regulations, Circuit Management Regulations and Supplementary Regulations or Final Instructions issued for the Meeting.

 

3.9.5       Access to the dummy grid will be as per Clubs normal criteria

 

3.9.6       Competitors must take any used tyres home with them and not leave them at the circuit.  Any          competitor found to have left tyres behind may have future entries refused.

 

3.10 Race Finishes:

 

3.10.1     After taking the Chequered Flag drivers are required to progressively and safely slow down, remain behind any competitor ahead of them, return to the Paddock area entrance as instructed, comply with directions given by Marshals or Officials. Drivers should keep their helmets on while on circuit and only remove them when stopped inside Parc Ferme.

 

3.11 Results:

 

3.11.1     All Qualifying times, grids, Race Results are to be deemed PROVISIONAL until all vehicles are released by the Scrutineer after Post Practice/Race Scrutineering and/or after completion of any Judicial or Technical Procedures.

 

4 CHAMPIONSHIP RACE PENALTIES:

 

4.1 Infringements of Technical Regulations:

 

4.1.1       Arising from Post Practice Scrutineering or Judicial Action:

                Minimum Penalty: Current MSA Yearbook Section C 3.5. and the 2017 mandatory kart penalties.

 

4.1.2       Arising from Post Race Scrutineering or Judicial Action:

                Minimum Penalty: Current MSA Yearbook Section C 3.5.1. (a) and (b). For infringements deemed to be of a more serious nature the Clerk of the Course and/or the Stewards of the Meeting are to invoke the provisions of Current MSA Yearbook Section C 3.5.1.(c) and the 2017 mandatory kart penalties.

 

4.1.3       Infringements of non-technical MSA Regulations and Sporting Regulations issued for the Championship: As per Current MSA Judicial Procedure Regulations and the 2017 mandatory kart penalties.

 

5. TECHNICAL REGULATIONS:

 

5.1 General Description:

 

5.1.1       MSA 2017 Specific Karting Technical Regulations apply, together with the 2017 ABkC Regulations within the 2017 MSA Kart Race Yearbook.  ELIGIBLE CLASSES: ABkC classes for IAME X30 Mini, IAME Junior X30, Senior X30, IAME Cadet, Honda Cadet,  Rotax Junior Max, Rotax Minimax, Rotax Senior Max & Rotax 177.  Additionally Honda Cadet Clubman class is offered under the current MSA Yearbook Section U 1.1.3 these regulations are available from the Clubs, as well as X30 Mini as per KTE-2017-326.

 

5.1.2.      All classes will only be allowed one set of slick per competitor during a race meeting (unless championship regulations state otherwise).  All slick tyres will be marked at each round.  It is the competitor’s responsibility to make sure that tyres are marked and that the marks are in place at all times.  Should any dispute over tyres arise a competitor’s tyres may be taken and if proven to be illegal that competitor will pay for the cost of the analysis.

 

5.1.3.      Tyre testing will be carried out as per Section U 20.1  of the current MSA Yearbook.

 

5.1.4       Competitors should be aware of the 2017 MSA Yearbook regulations Section D 25.1 – 25.1.18 and Section C 2.1.2. of the current MSA Yearbook, with reference to costs involved in eligibility checking and note that these regulations will also extend to any tests or checks made on fuel and tyres. Any competitor found to have been using fuel, tyres, or equipment not conforming to these regulations, will be subject to any costs involved in carrying out any necessary test or eligibility procedures.

 

6. APPENDICES:

 

6.1 Competition Secretary for the BPKC and BMKR.

 

6.1.1       Mrs Sheila Rose

                Buckmore Park Kart Club Ltd.

                Buckmore Park Kart Circuit

                Maidstone Road

                Chatham

                Kent

                ME5 9QG

                Tel: 01634 661604   E-mail: sheila@buckmore.co.uk.

 

6.1.2       Mrs Claire Ward 

                37 The Street       

Bapchild

Sittingbourne

Kent

ME9 9AD

Tel: 07907 490476  E-mail: info@bmkr.co.uk

 

6.2          Please find below a summary of Mandatory Penalties that will be used in the Championship.

table of penalties

 

 

pit bay plan Click to download a pdf copy of this plan.

The pit bay plan above is to help you locate your bay on arrival. Bays can be reserved subject to availability. This plan can be downloaded for printing by clicking anywhere on the illustration above.

On arrival, please check the pit bay map located on the notice board, this will show which bays have been reserved. Please park with consideration to others and in an orderly fashion. No private cars are permitted to park in the paddock area.

Health & Safety Notes 2016

BUCKMORE PARK KART CLUB LTD.
Health & Safety Guidance Notes for Use by Entrants and Competitors
1. STORAGE & USE OF PETROLEUM SPIRIT
i. All petroleum spirit must be stored in metal containers complying with relevant British Standard, away from any source of ignition.
ii. All containers must be indelibly marked – “Petroleum Spirit – Highly Flammable”.
iii. All empty containers must be removed from the venue after the event.
iv. Petrol is to be used as fuel only and not for any other purpose.
v. All vehicle refuelling is to take place in the open air. The person in charge of the refuelling process must enforce a no smoking ban.
All drivers should carry a suitable fire extinguisher to a minimum of BSEN3 standard with 55B-size rating. Any fuel spillage
should be reported to circuit Management. All commercial teams must have 2 x 6kg foam or powder fire extinguishers at the
entrance to the awning.
vi. Your attention is drawn to the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928 and the Petroleum Spirit (Motor Vehicles) Regulations 1929.
vii. Competitors and entrants are reminded that fuel is not available for sale at the circuit.
2. HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES.
i. Some vehicle parts, for example brake and clutch linings, contain asbestos. Entrants are encouraged to use non-asbestos substitutes
wherever possible. Where asbestos is used, every effort should be used to prevent asbestos dust getting into the air.
ii. Some mineral oils may cause skin cancer. Prolonged contact should therefore be avoided wherever possible. Where contact does
occur any contamination should be washed off immediately. The wearing of contaminated clothing (including overalls) should also
be avoided.
iii. Various other substances may cause disease or ill health even after very short exposures. Manufacturers and suppliers of such
substances are obliged to provide customers with information about the possible harmful effects of their products upon request.
iv. Where any person is at work, the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 1988, must
be complied with, including any risk assessments.
v. The Championship Regulations must always be complied with when selecting vehicle parts.
vi. Any tyre softening products are totally illegal and must not be used.
3. ELECTRICAL SAFETY.
i. All electrical equipment must be maintained in a safe condition.
ii. Extension leads and cables should be flexible and not of semi-rigid cable of the type used for house wiring. Neoprene covered
cable will resist damage by oil.
iii. All electrical equipment to be used externally should be weatherproof.
iv. Hand tools should preferably be of the “double insulated” or “all insulated” type as these provide against electric shock.
v. Electrical equipment and hand tools should not be used in areas where flammable vapours may be present, for example where fuel
is being stored or refuelling is taking place.
vi. Where any person is at work, the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 must be complied with.
4. FIRE PRECAUTIONS
i. Smoking is prohibited in parc ferme, dummy grid and circuit areas.
ii. All potential sources of ignition should be kept away from petroleum spirit and vapours.
iii. The lighting of barbecues is prohibited in the paddock and pit area.
iv. All drivers should carry a suitable fire extinguisher to a minimum of BSEN3 standard with 55B-size rating. All commercial teams
must varry 2 x 6 kg foam or powder fire extinguishers.
v. Fire extinguishers should not be removed from fire points unless they are being used on a fire.
vi. All fires must be reported immediately to an official or member of the venue management.
vii. Teams are encouraged to train their members in the correct use of fire extinguishers.
viii. All fire notices and orders to evacuate must be complied with.
5. COMPRESSED GAS EQUIPMENT
i. Air blasts from the over inflation of tyres can cause injury. Tyres should therefore not be inflated to pressures above the
manufacture’s recommendations.
ii. All airlines should be in good condition and be inspected regularly.
iii. Always stand clear when inflating tyres.
iv. Any form of misuse involving compressed air or gas is prohibited.
v. Compressed gas cylinders should be stored in accordance with the relevant working practices and compressed gas signs displayed.
vi. Where any person is at work the requirements of the Pressure Systems and Transport Gas Containers Regulations 1989 must be
complied with.
6. JACKS AND AXLE STANDS
i. Vehicles should only be raised on jacks, which are in good condition and rated to lift the vehicle weight safely.
ii. Jack vehicles only on level, undamaged floors.
iii. Use the handbrake and/or chocks to stop the vehicle moving.
iv. Jacks should only be used for lifting the vehicle. Axle stands should always be used to support the vehicle weight.
v. Vehicle engines should not be run whilst the weight of the vehicle is supported by axle stands.
7. GENERAL WORKING PRACTICES
i. All working areas should be kept clean and tidy, and any waste should be removed regularly and placed in the containers provided.
ii. All spillages should be cleaned up immediately. An environmental spillage kit is available from the scrutineering bay on race days
or circuit officials on practice days.
iii. Trailing wires and hoses should not be allowed to create a trip hazard. Airlines/electrical cables must not be run across circuit
roadways/pathways.
iv. Whenever a vehicle engines are being run, adequate ventilation should be ensured.
v. All safety notices must be complied with.
vi. Any person carrying out any work must ensure that they adopt safe working practices at all times and comply with any relevant
statutory provisions and/or published guidance.
vii. Children under the age of 16 must be under adult supervision at all times whilst in the paddock area. Unless they are driving no
person under the age of 16 should be in the dummy grid or parc ferme areas.
viii. Tailgates on Transporters must remain closed at all times except when equipment is being loaded/unloaded.
ix. No engines are to be run in the pits or paddock area, as per Section U 12.7 – 12.7.4. of the current MSA Yearbook.
8. NOISE
i. Exposure to excessive noise may result in hearing loss or other complaints. These may be shorter or, after repeated exposure,
permanent.
ii. All persons should avoid being exposed to excessive noise and where this is unavoidable, they should wear earplugs or defenders to
the appropriate British Standards.
iii. Where any person is at work, the requirements of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2007 must be complied with.
iv. Drivers and officials are strongly advised to use ear plugs or ear defenders during racing. These are available from circuit
reception.
9. MANUAL HANDLING OF LOADS
i. Lifting, carrying and propelling loads by bodily force is a major cause of injuries. All teams are encouraged to train their members
in safe manual handling techniques.
ii. Where any person is at work, the requirements of the Manual Handling of Loads Requirements 1992 must be complied with.
10. WASTE
i. All waste oil must be placed in containers marked “Waste Oil”.
ii. Waste tyres and empty petrol/oil containers should not be left at the venue.
iii. Teams and competitors are urged to take any form of waste with them when they leave the venue, or place it in the refuse containers
provided.
iv. No aerosol cans should be placed in general rubbish bins. These should be passed to circuit management for correct disposal.
v. No tube lights or computer monitors should be placed in the general rubbish bins.
vi. Competitors must take any used tyres home with them and not leave them at the circuit. Any competitor found to have left tyres
behind may have future entries refused.
vii. Your attention is drawn to the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
11. VEHICLE SAFETY.
i. A 10-mph speed limit is in force in all public areas including parkland, paddock, and pit area and service roads. This applies to all
vehicles including mopeds and motorcycles, with the exception of emergency vehicles attending an incident.
ii. Persons riding mopeds and motorcycles up to 125cc must have a current UK provisional driving licence or its international
equivalent, and be ridden with full protective wear including helmet.
iii. Persons riding motorcycles over 125cc must have a current full UK motorcycles licence or its international equivalent, and be
ridden with full protective wear including helmet.
iv. Motorcycles should not be ridden in spectator areas.
v. All vehicles must at all times keep to the marked roads when moving round the venue.
vi. Motorised vehicles (including Quad Bikes) may not be used within circuit grounds.
vii. The use of mini bikes, pedal bikes and scooters are banned from the circuit on race days. The use of Segways and Hoverboards is
banned.
12. FIRST AID
i. Any persons sustaining an injury or feeling unwell should seek treatment from the on site emergency services.
ii. To call the first aid or emergency services contact any official or member of the venue management.
13. PUBLIC SAFETY.
i. Competitors and Entrants should be aware that the paddock is open to the public and should act in a manner so as not to put either
themselves or any other person at risk from injury.
ii. Competitors and Entrants should exercise particular caution when the paddock is busy and during pits and track walkabouts.
14. REPORTING OF ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS.
i. All accidents where any person sustains injury, or where damage to property occurs, must be reported immediately to an official or
a member of the venue management.
15 ENGLISH SMOKEFREE REGULATION
i. Could all teams ensure that they comply with the English Smokefree Legislation.
15. MSA REGULATIONS.
i. Competitors and Entrants are reminded of their obligations to comply with the requirements of the appropriate sporting regulations
at all times and these Guidance Notes should be read in conjunction with all other relevant regulations.
17. INSURANCE
i. All teams should ensure they have adequate insurance cover, and complete a form to confirm they hold current public liability
cover.
04.01.16.

BUCKMORE PARK KART CLUB LTD

The ABkC National Open Honda & IAME Cadet Championships – ABkC ‘O’ Plate

Along with Honda Cadet Clubman and Bambino

Sunday 30th April 2017 – Supplementary Regulations

 

1. Buckmore Kart Club Ltd will organise a National A  permit race meeting for the IAME Cadet (O Plate class) and a National B permit race meeting for Honda Cadet (O Plate class), and a Clubman permit meeting for Honda Cadet Clubman class, and a Clubman (Bambino) for Bambino class on Sunday 30th April 2017 at Buckmore Park kart circuit.  The Meeting will be held in accordance with the General Championship Prescriptions of the Motor Sports Association (MSA)  (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA), and the ABkC regulations contained in the MSA Kart Race Yearbook, the following Supplementary Regulations and any final instructions issued by Buckmore Park Kart Club Ltd. Karts entered for the meeting must comply with the MSA and MSA Kart Race Yearbook 2017 regulations and the ABkC regulations contained therein and these regulations.

 

          2.         MSA PERMITS & TRACK LICENCE:

 

                                IAME Cadet (ABkC ‘O’ Plate Class) – National ‘A’ Permit Number: 101006

Honda Cadet (ABkC ‘O’ plate class) – National B Permit Number: 100107

Honda Cadet Clubman - Clubman   - Clubman Permit Number: 100108

Bambino – Clubman (Bambino) – Permit Number: 100109

 

The meeting will take place at Buckmore Park Kart Circuit, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent.  The track measures 1000 metres and there are 12 corners, the surface is tarmac and the track licence number is K/2017109.

 

 

3.         COMPETITOR ELIGIBLITY

 

3.1            Entrants must be in possession of a valid 2017 MSA Entrants Licence.

3.1.1           Drivers and Entrant/Drivers must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of an MSA approved Kart Club affiliated to the ABkC and in possession of a valid MSA Kart Licence, minimum Kart National A (IAME), National B (Honda Cadet O Plate class, novices not permitted), National B Novice (Honda Cadet Clubman class), or Kart Clubman (Bambino), (See current MSA Yearbook Section U 14.1.2), or be a professional driver in possession of a valid licence (featuring an E.U. flag) and a medical, issued by the ASN of a member county of the European Union, however drivers must be able to produce a signature record sheet showing at least five signatures plus ARKS test for the Honda Cadet ‘O’ Plate class (see Section U 14.1.1).  All members of ABkC affiliated clubs are invited, ABkC permission has been given.  All necessary documentation including ABkC club membership card must be presented for checking when signing on.

3.1.2           All competitors are expressly forbidden to practice or use the circuit in any type of kart on the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday directly prior to the meeting. Any competitor reported or deemed to have done so by an official of the organising club or an ABkC official, may be excluded from the meeting.

3.1.3           For competitors under the age of 18 years, please see Section U 14.1.5 of the 2017 MSA Yearbook. 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 of the Championship.

3.1.4           A class for Honda Cadet Clubman will be run within the event (subject to the above eligibility). This must be indicated on the entry form and drivers must agree to abide by the Honda Cadet Clubman regulations (available from the Club or on the Club website www.buckmoreparkkartclub.co.uk/content.php/23020). Drivers may only enter the Clubman class if they have been racing in that class during this year.

3.1.5           By entering for the meeting,  all competitors, and their associates, commit to the MSA Race ‘n’ Respect campaign and agree to positively promote and demonstrate the Racing Code.  Competitors not complying with the Code may find themselves before the Meeting Stewards for the consideration of additional penalties.

4         ELIGIBLE CLASSES: Eligible classes for the meeting are IAME Cadet, Honda Cadet, Honda Cadet Clubman and Bambino.    The minimum number of entries in any class is 10.  Should the minimum numbers racing not be received the organisers have the right to cancel the class or the meeting, or not to award the ‘O’ plate in any class

5         PROGRAMME will be as follows:

Sunday           Signing on                                                           08.00 am

Drivers Briefing                                                                           09.30 am

Practice                                                                                          10.00 am (3 laps)

Timed Qual ,Heats, Pre Finals & Finals  10.35 to approx - 18.00

Race durations will be in the race event programme

Some signing on may take place on Saturday evening.

6         The official of the meeting are:

Secretary of the Meeting:  Mrs Sheila Rose

Eligibility Scrutineer:   Robin Kingham

Club Stewards:  Ken Webb & Vic Parrott  (or as programme)

Entries to Entries to the Secretary of the Meeting Mrs Sheila Rose

                Buckmore Park Kart Club Ltd

                Buckmore Park Kart Circuit

                Maidstone Road

                Chatham

                Kent

                ME5 9QG

                Tel: 01634 661604

                Fax: 01634 686104

                E-mail: sheila@buckmore.co.uk

All entries to be made online at http://www.buckmoreparkkartclub.co.uk/book-racedates/race-meetings/

 

The entry fee for all classes is £150, which includes Saturday practice.  (No discount for BPKC club members). The club has the right to refuse any entry.  A refund less a £10 administration fee will only be given if notification is given in writing by the Wednesday before the meeting. Should a meeting have to be cancelled for whatever reason a £10 administration fee will be held by the Club. A credit for the appropriate fee will be held to another meeting unless informed otherwise in writing.   

 

Entries open forthwith and close on Monday 24th April 2017.  Entries received before Monday 17th April will be £150, entries reeived after this date will be £165, and you may not appear fully in the programme.  The organisers have the right to refuse an entry for whatever reason (Subject to Section H 30.1.3. (b) of the current MSA Yearbook.

There is a minimum entry of 10.  In the event of this number not being met Buckmore Park Kart Club and the ABkC reserves the right to cancel the event or amalgamate classes or not award the ‘O’ Plate.  If necessary compatible classes may be raced at the same time.  The maximum entry is 160.

 

A passport size photo must be sent supplied for use in the programme. Should this not be possible then please contact the Club.

                               

7         EVENT TIMETABLE

 

7.1.1           Each driver must complete a minimum of 3 laps practice in the scrutineered engine/chassis to be raced and within the official practice period. The Clerk of the Course and/or Stewards of the Meeting shall have the right to exclude any driver whose practice times or driving are considered to be unsatisfactory as per current MSA Yearbook Section Q 4.5.

7.1.2           Each driver will take part in timed qualifying (6 minutes), which will set the grids for the heat(s). Each driver’s quickest single lap only to count. The driver with the fastest time will start in pole position for the heat. If more than one heat is required then the second fastest driver will be on pole for the second heat and the third will be in position 2 for the first heat etc. The fastest driver from the slowest group will be in pole position for Heat B, 2nd place in Heat B will go to the 2nd fastest driver from the fastest group, 3rd place in Heat B will go to the 3rd fastest in the slower group and so on. If the fastest time achieved in the slowest session is more than 101% of the fastest time achieved in the faster session then first place in Heat A goes to the fastest driver from the fastest group, 2nd place in Heat A goes to the second fastest driver in the slower group, 3rd fastest driver from the fastest group and so on. In case of a tie, the second fastest lap will be taken to resolve the tie and then the third lap etc. Each class/driver has an six minute timed qualification slot. Once the driver returns to Parc Ferme their session will be complete and they will not be allowed back onto the circuit. Should a kart stop on track due to mechanical problems then this will be the end of that driver’s session. Drivers MUST return directly to Parc Ferme or times will be disallowed. Should the sessions be cut short the Clerk of the Course may deem the session to have been completed. All drivers in the session may start their timed laps at any time from the session start, and may do as many laps as they wish in the six minute period, all these laps will be timed. Crossing the start line for the first time will register on the timing equipment and will constitute the start of your first lap. All regulations will apply as if the session was a race.

The standard Bambino events will have a 5 minute timed qualifying, 2 x 6 minute Timed Runs and one 8 minute Final.

7.1.3           It is the driver’s responsibility to be on the grid with equipment for his/her timed qualifying session at the correct time. You will not be allowed to qualify in any other session. Drivers with faulty or no transponders will not record a time and start from the rear of the grid.

7.1.4           Any driver considered to be baulking or blocking another driver may be penalized.

7.1.5           Any driver involved in a Red Flag incident may be requested to report to the Medical Organisation or Paramedic before being allowed to take part in further racing.

7.1.6           The standard minimum scheduled distance shall be 6 minutes plus one lap whenever practicable but race distances may be reduced at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course or Stewards of the Meeting. Races may be either rolling or standing starts as per Section U 7.6.2 of the current MSA Yearbook.   Proposed race times will be given in the programme.

7.1.7           The result of timed qualifying will give the grid for the heat. The result of the heat will give the grid for the Pre Final, ie the winner of the heat will be in pole position for the Pre Final and the result of the prefinal will give the grid for the Final, e.g..the winner of the Pre Final will be on pole for the Final. The minimum scheduled distance will be six minutes plus one lap.

7.1.8           If entries are sufficient and more than one heat has to be run, the kart setting the fastest lap will be in pole position for Heat A, the second fastest will be in Heat B, the third will be in Heat A and so on. Drivers from Heat A that finish 1st, 3rd, 5th etc and drivers from Heat B that finish 2nd, 4th, 6th etc will be in Pre Final A and all remaining drivers will be in Pre Final B. The top 12 drivers from each Pre Final will go forward to the Final. The remaining drivers will take part in a Repechage and the top 4 drivers will take the remaining places on the Final grid.

7.1.9           Any karts involved in incidents resulting in damage must be re-presented to the scrutineers before continuing in races or practice.

7.1.10        Once taking the Chequered Flag drivers are required to slow down progressively and safely and proceed to the weighing area or parc ferme as directed by a marshal. Any driver and kart directed or requested by an official to go into the weighing/scrutineering area, should not leave this area without the specific permission or instruction of the Chief Scrutineer, or any person designated to do so in his absence.  In the case of drivers under 18 years of age, we would suggest the legal guardian satisfy himself or herself that this permission has been given.  Any driver or kart leaving this area without permission may be excluded from the event.  No person or persons, other than the driver may enter the weighing/scrutineering area, until instructed to do so by a scrutineer.  Failure to comply could result in judicial action being taken against their driver.  Any protest must be lodged in accordance with Section C 5.1 – 5.7 of the current MSA Yearbook.

7.1.11        Results: All times/results will be published as soon as possible after each timed qualifying/race and displayed on the notice board in the Paddock area. All timed practice timesheets, grids, race results are deemed to be provisional until all vehicles are released by Scrutineers after post practice/race scrutineering and/or after completion of any judicial or technical procedures and including any tests on fuel or tyres.

 

8              AWARDS

 

8.1          All awards to be provided by Buckmore Park Kart Club Ltd.  A full list of sponsors and any additional prizes will be provided to all entrants.

8.1.1           Trophies will be provided at a ratio of 1 – 5 for overall positions (per class).  The winner of the Final will be entitled to use the ‘O’ Plate at all ABkC Clubs for 12 months, or until the 2018 ‘O’ Plate meeting for that class if earlier. Perpetual trophies remain the property of the ABkC and must be returned, in good condition, when requested.  The top three competitors are obliged to collect their awards personally at prize giving, otherwise they are forfeit.

8.1.2           In the event of any Provisional Results being revised after any provisional presentations and such revisions affect the distribution of any awards the competitors concerned must return such awards to Buckmore Park Kart Club Ltd in good condition within 7 Days.

8.1.3           Should the final(s) be cancelled for whatever reason, the results will be as per the grid position for the final(s).

 

9           SPORTING REGULATIONS – JUDICIAL PROCEDURES

 

9.1.1           JUDICIAL PROCEDURES and Penalties will be in accordance with the current MSA Yearbook Section C 2017 CIK-FIA Judicial Trial, the 2017 Karting Penalty Stewards (CIK Trial) summary of mandatory penalties Appendix 1 to these regulations the MSA Karting Trial Bulletin Appendix 2 and specific penalties shown in these regulations.

9.1.2           By registering for the event all competitors, and their associates, commit to the MSA Race ‘n’ Respect campaign and agree to positively promote and demonstrate the Racing Code, which is appended to these regulations.  Where any reports of disrespectful conduct are judged to be well founded the organisers may issue warnings or require remedial actions and referral to the MSA, see Appendix 3.

9.2               Judges of fact will be - the Chief Timekeeper (judging laps completed and finishing order), the Chief Lap Scorer (race finishing order), the Starter (race starts), the Chief Scrutineer and Eligibility Scrutineer (on technical matters), Fuel Testing Official (fuel samples) and the Environmental Scrutineer (judging kart sound levels), one or more officials judging track limits – all will be named in the event programme or by bulletin.

9.3               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.

 

10  TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

 

All kart, general and technical Regulations to conform to relevant sections of the MSA Yearbook 2017, MSA Kart Race Yearbook 2017 and the ABkC Class Regulations contained therein. The engine technical regulations are available on the www.abkc.org.uk website. Honda Cadet Clubman regulations available from the Club.

All class Regulations to conform to the MSA Kart Race Yearbook 2017 (Gold Book) except as set out below: -

 

10.1.1        Tyres

10.1.2        One set of slick tyres will be allowed per competitor for the event (timed qualifying, heats, pre finals, repechage and finals), which must be purchased from the official supplier using the relevant order form, plus one front and rear. These extra tyres may only be allowed at the discretion of the event scrutineer if in his opinion either one front or one rear tyre is un-safe to use. It is the competitor’s responsibility to make sure that the scrutineer inspects a faulty tyre before leaving the parc ferme area. No extra tyre will be allowed after the kart has returned to the pit area.  Excessive wear does not count for a replacement.

10.1.3        It is the competitor’s responsibility to purchase any extra slick tyres from the official supplier.  Wet tyres are the responsibility of the entrant.

10.1.4        All tyres (slicks and wets) for the O Plate classes will be held in Parc Ferme and should not be removed from this area at any time except for on circuit use. Parc ferme slicks may not be used during unofficial or 3 lap practice. Any kart that breaks down on the circuit should go directly to Parc Ferme when retrieved. It is the drivers/entrants responsibility to make sure they are on the dummy grid with tyres fitted in time for their next session by three minutes prior to the start of the TQ or race.  No adjustments may be made to karts after that time except for tyre pressures.  Should the meeting be changed from Dry to Wet extra time will be given for changing tyres at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.

10.1.5        Only one set of wets are permitted for the meeting (these do not have to be a new set) and may only be used if the meeting is called as open or wet by the Clerk of the Course.  For Bambino class only one set of tyres may be used for the meeting which will be marked or bar codes noted.

10.1.6        Tyre testing will be carried out as per section D.36 of the current MSA Yearbook.  At any time tyres may be tested.  Should any dispute over tyres arise, a competitor's tyre samples may be taken for analysis (D36.1., D36.2, D36.3) and if proven to be ineligible that competitor will pay for the cost of the analysis and all other costs incurred.  Any tyre testing done at the circuit is not the definitive test merely an indicator to proceed with tyre analysis, which will be carried out at a MSA, approved laboratory as per D.36.  If chemical treatment of tyres is established before the race, using the above technique or any other, the competitor will not be allowed to race as chemically treated tyres may constitute a safety risk and contravenes U16.9.6 & U16.9.7

10.1.7        Any time during the meeting you may be requested by the Eligibility Scrutineer to replace under supervision the fuel in the kart with fuel that will be given to you by the scrutineer, for use for the remainder of the meeting. The cost of this fuel is to be paid by the competitor prior to their next race.

10.1.8        Any competitor found to have been using fuel, tyres, or equipment not conforming to these regulations, will be subject to any costs involved in carrying out any necessary tests or eligibility procedures.

10.1.9        Failure to pay these costs will result in exclusion from any further championship meetings organised by the ABkC and may result in being excluded from any meeting organised by a club, which is a member of the ABkC.

10.1.10    Fuel

Fuel as per MSA regulations. No oil or additive is permitted in the fuel in Honda Cadet.  Any fuel testing done at the circuit is not the definitive test merely an indicator to proceed with fuel comparison and/or analysis testing, which will be carried out as per D.34.

 

 

11      Scrutineering

11.1.1        Pre race scrutineering will be on Saturday and/or Sunday morning.

11.1.2         All Competitors will be given a scrutineering card. It is their SOLE responsibility to fill in this card correctly and to hand it to the Scrutineer with all engine logbooks. This card must contain the following information:- Drivers name, class and race number, the unique chassis number, each engines unique number and the numbers of any chassis or engine seals used and tyre bar codes if requested.  Where MSA seals are used to seal either/both chassis & engines, the seal numbers must be written alongside the individual engine and chassis numbers on the scrutineering card/ticket, and must be correct.  The driver and if under 18 the parent or guardian must sign the card. It must be stressed that both the correct completion and handing in of this card is the sole responsibility of the competitor. These cards will be the only method used to check that each competitor is using at all times the equipment declared and presented by him/her at pre race scrutineering.  At any post race scrutineering the chassis, engine and seal numbers (if used) must be those stated on the scrutineering card. Should it be found that the chassis or engines do not comply with the above requirements it will be considered a matter of fact for which there is no appeal.  Any competitor protesting an engine or chassis, will be responsible for any costs incurred during both stripping down and rebuilding.  Only one chassis and two engines may be scrutineered for racing. 

11.1.3        Prior to three lap practice or timed qualifying commencing a driver may substitute an engine and/or chassis after obtaining the permission of the Chief Scrutineer.  During the meeting should a chassis be damaged beyond repair on the recommendation of the Chief Scrutineer and at the discretion of the Clerk of Course a second chassis will be permitted.

11.1.4        All karts must be fitted with a TranX160 transponder provided by the entrant at all times during practice, timed qualifying and racing on Sunday.  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. Transponders can be hired from the Club at a cost of £10, the driver’s licence will be held until the transponder has been returned. Any loss or damage will have to be paid for by the driver (maximum £180).

11.1.5        Karts must NOT be driven in the pits.  It is important that NO ENGINES ARE TO BE RUN BEFORE 10AM, also no engines are to be run in the pit area at any time unless specified by the Clerk of the Course.  See Section U 12.7 – U 12.7.4 of the current MSA Yearbook.  Failure to observe this rule could result in exclusion from the meeting.

11.1.6        Competitors must use allocated race numbers during ALL practice sessions and races. These must be displayed on all four sides of the kart.  The ABkC / Super One seeded numbers 0 & 1 – 10 will be honoured.

11.1.7        The scales provided for competitors use are deemed correct on the day.

 

 

12. COMPETITORS PROMOTIONAL OBLIGATIONS

 

12.1.1        Competitors maybe required to carry sponsors badges, which will be supplied and must be fitted to competitors race suits.

12.1.2        In the O Plate classes competitors will be required to display ABkC decals which will be supplied. One ABkC sticker must be affixed below the front number plate.  An ABkC helmet visor sticker must be affixed on the helmet visor with no other visible.  Other sponsors decals/stickers may also be required to be used as supplied and requested by race officials.

12.1.3        Competitors in the top three positions must present themselves for the podium prize-giving in their race suit and if requested by the organisers wear only the hat provided.

12.1.4        Competitors may be required to take part in further promotional activities during the event.

12.1.5        Failure to comply on request to 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 or 5.4 could result in immediate exclusion from the event, or forfeiture of any prize or award.

12.1.6        Tobacco related advertising is forbidden on karts, drivers or mechanics apparel.  It is a condition of acceptance of entry that a driver will, when so directed, by the Chief Scrutineer or his deputy, carry mini-video cameras and recording equipment upon their kart.  Film or video of any part of the event for commercial purposes is forbidden, unless with specific written permission of the organisers. Drivers are not allowed to use their own cameras at this event.

12.1.7        By countersigning as parents/guardians/guarantors of minors you agree that you have no objection to still or moving images being taken of the driver undertaking their sporting activities.

12.1.8        Recordings from any onboard camera must be made available to the organisers for judicial purposes and the television producer for their use as follows.  All footage is copyright of the promoter and may not be used for any commercial purpose without written permission from the promoter.

12.1.9        By entering the series the Driver and Entrant/Driver understands that the series may be filmed for television broadcast, distribution on DVD and by other forms of electronic media exposure, including internet streaming and by still images. The promoter, Producers and authorised photographers retain copyright over any and all images gathered, which may be used by the series and other media companies at any time in the future. By entering the series, you agree to make your driver/yourself available for interviews and other media purposes as requested by the film crew from time to time. The Producer/Editor retains the right to use the images gathered of anybody in the paddock within the final edited programme, in any way that the Editor decides has merit and in order to support a programme feature, racing incident or storyline. By entering you agree not to withhold any rights to such use at any time before filming, or after any filming/editing has taken place.

 

13      COMPETITOR’S RESPONSIBLITIES

13.1.1        Dogs are allowed at the circuit but they must be kept on a lead at all times or in an enclosed vehicle. Any person responsible for their dog fouling the area will be told to leave the Circuit confines.   There is a strict 10mph speed limit which applies throughout the park. Drivers must be RTA insured. Minibikes, pedal bikes, Segways, hoverboards and scooters are banned from the circuit and pit area at all times. Failure to observe these rules could result in exclusion from the meeting.

13.1.2        Overnight camping is allowed on Friday and Saturday prior to a meeting (no tents).

13.1.3        It is mandatory for all competitors to carry a fire extinguisher as per MSA KRYB Appendix 4, these must be kept in the pit area at all times.

13.1.4        It is strongly recommended that drivers and trackside officials use ear protection during racing.

13.1.5        Any driver or team member found damaging the tarmac in the paddock area will be excluded from the meeting and charged for any damage.

13.1.6        Anyone misusing or damaging buildings will be banned from racing or testing at Buckmore Park.

13.1.7        Competitors must take any used tyres and fuel cans home with them and not leave them at the circuit.  Any competitor leaving such behind may have future entries refused.

13.1.8        All teams must ensure they comply with the English Smokefree legislation.

13.1.9        Any team entering the circuit confines may be required to confirm in writing that they hold valid public liability insurance covering attendance at such events.

 

 

 

 


 

Appendix 1: 2017 Summary of Mandatory Penalties – Stewards (CIK Trial)

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

 

Note:  10 second or 1 lap Penalty are not subject to Appeal

 

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 Exclusion

 

(C)1.1.5.

Driving in a manner incompatible with general safety - Aggravated Contact

Race Exclusion or Meeting Exclusion & consideration of licence suspension

 

 

 

 

 

(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 Exclusion or Meeting Exclusion

 

 

 

 

 

(C)1.1.9.

Abusive Language, Behaviour or Assault -

 

Race Exclusion (4 points)

 

(C)1.1.9.

Abusive Language, Behaviour or Assault -

Serious

Meeting Exclusion (6 points) & consideration of licence suspension

 

 

 

 

 

(H)33.1.3.

Failure to attend Drivers’ Briefing

Fine of £50

 

(H)33.1.4.

Failure to obey an Official of the Meeting

 

Race Exclusion (4 points)

or Meeting Exclusion (6 points)

 

 

 

 

 

(C)3.1.1.

Scrutineer Non-Compliance Report, vehicle or component ineligible

Race Exclusion or

Meeting Exclusion

 

(U)17.29

Underweight

Race Exclusion

 

(U)8.1.

Failure to report to Scrutineering

Race Exclusion or

Meeting Exclusion

 

(C )2.3.4 (U)17.5.5

Incorrectly positioned front fairing - race

10 second penalty

 

 

Incorrectly positioned front fairing- timed qualifying

Deletion of fastest time

 

(U)17.5.5

Attempting to tamper with or reattach the front fairing during race / timed qualifying

 

Race Exclusion

 

(U)17.5.5

Attempting to tamper with or reattach the front fairing after chequered flag

 

Meeting exclusion &

 

Consideration of referral to MSA

 

 

 

 

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

Appendix 2

MSA KARTING TRIAL OF CIK-FIA JUDICIAL PROCEDURES

The Motor Sports Council has agreed that a limited trial of the CIK-FIA system of judicial procedures will be undertaken and evaluated. This meeting is one of those selected to form part of that trial.

The judicial procedures to be applied at this meeting will therefore be as follows:

1. All judicial decisions will be taken by the Stewards of the Meeting, not the Clerk of the Course.

2. The Clerk of the Course will, as usual, have full responsibility for the running and conduct of the meeting in accordance with the regulations. This includes the control of practice, heats and races, adherence to the timetable, the starting procedure and the stopping or suspending and restarting of races.

3. The Clerk of the Course will refer any incidents or possible breaches of the regulations to the Stewards of the Meeting, who will be responsible for investigating these and, if they deem it appropriate, imposing any penalties. The decision to show the black flag to any competitor will also rest solely with the Stewards of the Meeting, having considered a request from the Clerk of the Course.

4. The penalties to be applied by the Stewards of the Meeting will be in line with the MSA’s mandatory karting penalties (as revised from time to time– see attached).

5. Any protests must be lodged as usual in accordance with C5.1.2 but they will be heard and adjudicated on by the Stewards of the Meeting, not the Clerk of the Course. The usual time limits as per C5.2 and the usual protest fees as per Appendix 1 Article 13.1 will apply.

6. Any appeals against decisions of the Stewards of the Meeting will be heard as usual by the National Court (but note article 7 below). The usual process and time limits as per C7.1 will apply, with the exception of removal of the restriction on grounds for appeal at C7.1.3. Any Eligibility Appeal must be submitted as usual in accordance with C7.2. The usual appeal fees to the National Court set out in Appendix 1 Article 13.4 will apply.

7. For the purposes of this trial, Motor Sports Council has agreed that any time, place or lap penalty imposed by the Stewards of the Meeting shall not be subject to appeal. Also, in accordance with C2.6.2, where the Stewards of the Meeting are satisfied that a physical assault or threat of physical assault has occurred, then no appeal against their sentence will be allowed.

 

8. Motor Sports Council has also agreed that, as a safeguard, if a competitor lodges a valid appeal (excluding the cases cited in article 9 below) the penalty will be suspended for the duration of the meeting. However, the suspensive affect resulting from the appeal does not allow the competitor to take part in the prize-giving or the podium ceremony, nor to appear in the official classification of the competition in any place other than that resulting from the application of the penalty. The rights of the competitor will be re-established if they win their appeal before the National Court, unless this is not possible due to passage of time.

9. The decision of the Stewards of the Meeting will become immediately binding notwithstanding an appeal if it concerns questions of safety (e.g. extreme breaches of C1.1.5. justifying a 30 day licence suspension), good standing (e.g. physical assault or threat of) or irregularity of entry by a competitor (e.g. fraudulent entry) or when, in the course of the same meeting, a further breach is committed justifying the exclusion of the same competitor. The decision of the Stewards must mention the existence of cases above that justify the decision being enforceable notwithstanding the appeal.

For the purposes of this trial, and in so far as it is necessary, the following regulations are varied by the authority of the Motor Sports Council (in accordance with A2.5) as required to facilitate the undertaking of this judicial procedures trial at this meeting:

(a) Regulations relating to the Clerk of the Course judicial role:

C2.3, C2.3.2, C2.3.4, C2.4, C2.5, C3.1.1, C3.2, C3.3, C5.1.1, C5.2.3, C5.3.5, C5.3.5.2, C5.4, C5.4.1, C5.6;

(b) Regulations relating to the Clerk of the Course powers and responsibilities: G5.2.18, G5.3, G5.3.1, G5.3.2, G5.3.3, G5.3.5, G5.3.6, G5.3.7, G5.3.8, G.5.3.10;
(c) Regulations regarding the Stewards of the Meeting role as an appeal body: C6.1 to C6.6 (with the exception of C6.5), G7.2.5;
(d) Regulations regarding the Stewards of the Meeting powers and responsibilities: G2.4, G2.4.3;

(e) Regulations regarding appeals to the National Court: C7.1.3, C7.3.1;

(f) Other relevant provisions: Appendix 4 – Judicial Notes for Guidance, Articles 1, 2 and 3.


Appendix 3 – Race ‘n’ Respect – The Racing Code

   

6.3.17.