Sporting Regulations

  1. Manchester & Buxton Kart Racing Club Ltd will organise a National B Permit Race meeting on 24th February 2019 at Three Sisters Circuit, Wigan. The Meeting will be held in accordance with the General Championship Prescriptions of the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association (MSA) (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA), the following Supplementary Regulations and any final instructions issued by Manchester & Buxton Kart Racing Club Ltd.
  2. S.A. Permit No. ……..TBA……………………. M.S.A. Track Licence No……………………
  3. The event is open to all members of ABkC,NKRA and NKF registered Clubs, including WSKC, DYKC, CHKRC, SKRC, TVKC, DKC, WMKC, IOMKC, CKRC and RKRC. All competitors must produce a current competition licence, medical certificate and a valid club membership card. 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.
  4. Eligible classes are as detailed in the 2019 MSA Kart Race Year Book and any KTE as appropriate.
  5. The meeting will incorporate Championship Rounds as detailed in the Race day programme.
  6. Programme will be as follows:
    Signing-on and scrutineering: 08.15 – 09.30 hours,
    Drivers Briefing: 09.35 hours.
    Practice: 10.00 hours.
    First race immediately after practice.
  7. There will be 2/ 3 heats and at least one final for each competitor. Grids will be determined by computer and by merit for the finals. MBKC reserve the right to alter grids on the day. Maximum grid is 34 (Gearbox 30). Race duration and Officials will be as detailed in the race day programme.
  8. Judicial proceedings will be in accordance with the MSA Blue Book and the 2019 Karting Penalty table of mandatory penalties. The right to protest or appeal lies with the entrant or driver in accordance with the General Regulations of the MSA.
  9. Each competitor will be allowed only one set of slick tyres per meeting. These tyres will be marked at scrutineering. If any tyre is damaged during the meeting the chief scrutineers will allow a replacement at his discretion, on the grounds of safety and whilst under parc ferme conditions only. The scrutineers may make fuel tests. Any driver suspected of having ineligible fuel after these tests will be obliged to pay a minimum fee of £500 deposit for an MSA approved fuel test and the race results will be declared provisional. Following such approved MSA test where the fuel is found to be ineligible, the driver will be excluded from the results and his/her conduct may reported to the MSA for consideration by a disciplinary tribunal. MSA regulation D34.1 and Kart Race Yearbook 2019, App.4, section B, reg. B.1.1. applies. The scrutineers may make tyre tests. Tests may be carried out by a portable detector to detect the application of illegal chemical substances applied to tyres, in contravention of MSA regulation U16.9.6 as per Kart Race Yearbook 2017, App 4, Section G.
  10. Tyres are not allowed to be left at the circuit – each competitor must remove his/her own tyres. Tyres are barcoded and owners traceable – any tyres found left at the circuit will be disposed of and the owner charged the disposal fee paid by MBKC.
  11. A yellow line is painted 25m ahead of the start line. It is forbidden to accelerate before having crossed that line and any breach may result in a penalty up to and including exclusion, MSA regulation U7.8.3. The starter, along with the Chief Timekeeper, will be a Judge of Fact in respect of race starts.
  12. All results will be published as soon as possible after each race, on the notice board at Race Control. Lapscoring will be by means of transponders which will be AMG Transponders MUST BE fitted to all karts and it is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that the transponder is working correctly, the signal is not obscured in any way and the battery is sufficiently charged. These transponders will be used for lapscoring and any timed practice and must be in place and working for race days.
    Transponders not fitted or not working correctly may result in the competitor not being lap scored or timed and no iniishing position will given. Anyone not owning their own transponder will be able to hire one for the meeting from MBKC at a charge of £10.00. Anyone hiring a transponder from MBKC will be responsible for its safe return to MBKC and, if lost or damaged, must pay the full costs of repair or replacing the transponder.
  13. SCRUTINEERING DOCUMENT: All competitors will be given a scrutineering document for which they have sole responsibility to complete correctly as per MSA U16.5.1 and U16.5.2 and Kart Race Yearbook Appendix 4B including seal numbers if used, and in Formula TKM the chassis plate number, and hand to the Scrutineer at pre-race scrutineering. (The Chief Scrutineer hereby has limited discretion to correct obvious typographical errors on the card at Nat B events)
  14. Competitors must use allocated race numbers and this must be displayed on all 4 sides of the kart.
  15. Driver and one mechanic only will be allowed into the scrutineering and parc ferme areas.
  16. Noise tests will be undertaken throughout the day, and competitors must conform to the noise regulations as laid down in the current MSA Kart Race Yearbook. Any competitor found to be excessively noisy will be removed from the circuit.
  17. Kart Race Year Book regulation App 4 B.12 – No metal sprocket protectors are allowed at MBKC – plastic only.
  18. MBKC Championship points will be scored as per MBKC 2018 Championship regulations.
  19. The entry fee is £55.00 for members and £65.00 for non-members. The preferred method of entry is on line via Alphatiming. Entries can be found at Membership is £60 per annum.
  20. All cheques/postal orders should be made payable to MBKC Ltd. The Club has the right to refuse any entry not accompanied by the correct fee or not on the correct entry form. Entry fees will only be refunded if withdrawn prior to the closing date, minus an administration charge of £10.00,
  21. Entries withdrawn after the closing date will not be entitled to a refund. All telephone /email entries will be charged an administration fee if the hard copy and cheque are not received in the post. Entries open forthwith and close after the first post THURSDAY prior to the meeting. Should a meeting be cancelled or abandoned, a £10.00 administration charge will be levied on all entry fees.
  22. Late entries may be accepted, at the discretion of the Competition Secretary to fill grids.
  23. Any cheques returned from the bank for any reason will be subject to an administration charge of £25. Any trophies not collected at the trophy presentation at the end of the meeting may be forfeited.
  24. The dummy grid for a race closes when the start line /timekeeping signals 2 laps remaining from race finish. Drivers who fail to take their correct position on the dummy grid when instructed before closure must start the race at the rear of the last row of the grid.
  25. If a competitor does not complete any lap in the correct manner, i.e. .missed chicane, the Clerk of the Course will decided if an unfair advantage has been gained and, if deemed so, that lap will be disallowed and the competitor deemed to be one lap down.
  26. In a red flag situation all karts MUST stop when instructed by a marshal or official at the position indicated by them. Drivers will then follow instructions given by the clerk of the course. Drivers must remain with their karts at all times.
  27. The scales and check weights provided for competitors use are to be deemed correct on the day.
  28. No pit bikes, push bikes, model cars, roller skates, scooters, etc. are allowed in the pits (with the exception of official vehicles) Parents are responsible for the behaviour of their children. Vehicles may only be driven in the pits by a person holding that appropriate RTA licence. Any person found to be bringing the Club into disrepute or damaging any area of the pits or track will be subject to the disciplinary procedures of MBKC Ltd.
  30. A fire extinguisher, to Kart Race Yearbook Appendix 4, B15,must be carried in a competitors vehicle at all times whilst in the pits.
  31. Competitors should note that information will be held on computer and is for MBKC information only. A photographer may be present on the day – anyone not wishing to be photographed should inform the Competition Secretary at signing on.
  32. If any person, driver or connected team members/guardians, is found to be using threatening or abusive language or behaviour at any time in the confines of the Circuit, MBKC officials reserve the right to have said people removed from the circuit and they will be reported to the general committee who have the right to impose any disciplinary action deemed necessary on that persons or persons. MBKC operate under the Race and Respect policy as issued by the MSA.
  33. Dogs are not allowed on the track at any time.
  34. Competitors are kindly asked to respect the areas of tarmac within the paddock area. Care should be taken not to cause damage from stakes and devices to secure awnings. Any damage caused may result in action be taken by the circuit operators.
  35. The use of cameras to identify drop down bumpers may be employed at various point on the circuit and the exit slip roads. They may also be used where appropriate in Parc Ferme
  36. Only 1 driver and 1 mechanic will be allowed to enter the dummy grid area.
  37. Points will be awarded from the Finals of the event towards Club Championship standings.