CLUB RULES

2019 CLUB RULES

1. ALL drivers must BOOK-IN FIRST This will take place From 11am on SATURDAY and between 7.30am – 8.30am on SUNDAY.            Scrutineering will take place From 11am on SATURDAY and between 8am - 9am on SUNDAY. Please find an Official if the posts      are closed (after 2.pm Saturday). Drivers must show their membership card when booking-in. Any driver unable to show their          card will have to purchase a replacement at £5.00. Anyone signing on after 8.30am will receive a penalty of £5 and be placed at      the back of the grid.

 

2. Take your kart in race worthy condition to the safety check area as soon as possible after booking-in. Have your helmet, race            suit, boots and booking-in card with you. ALL 125 and 250 Gearbox karts MUST have three working brakes

 

3. Driving is not permitted in the pits under any circumstances e.g. Karts, Motorbikes or Quads. Except for Club Officials.

 

4. Children are the responsibility of their Parents / Guardians and must be supervised at all times throughout the weekend.

 

5. All dogs must be kept on Leads at all times.

 

6. Drivers must obey all Flag Signals. RED does not mean Stop – it means Stop Racing and proceed with caution to where you are      directed. You must learn All Flags and their meanings before you go out on track. If you are shown the Mechanical Flag, you            must come into the pits. If something has fallen off or is hanging off, it may be deemed unsafe.

 

7. Always keep your visor down when racing and during practice, including the slowing down lap, until you enter parc-fermè. You        must ensure that your helmet and race-suit are fastened before setting off.

 

8. Standing in the Pit Lane area bottom of the dummy grid or Ambulance bay is not permitted. These must be kept clear at all            times. If you are not in the race, you are classed as a spectator, even if you have signed on to race that day.

 

9. The buildings and land surrounding the track are private property and therefore out of bounds to all Drivers and Parents are            reminded that they are responsible for everyone in their party...

 

10. The Clerk of the Course’s decision (during racing) is Final. (Subject to written appeal to the Committee). He may consult other        officials i.e. Lap-Scorers and Marshalls, before making his decision.

 

11. ALL Junior, F100, OPEN and MAX classes must use the Bus-stop on the start / finish straight. Penalties will be enforced for any        driver missing the Bus-stop. If, for safety reasons, you miss the Bus-stop, you must raise your hand and rejoin in your previous          position. If a place is gained, you may be deducted Two (2) places at the end of the race.

 

12. Obey all orders given by Marshalls without argument. Marshalls should not be expected to push start karts which have come          off near their post. For safety reasons and your well-being, they are required to observe at all times.

 

13. The Lap-scorers Caravan is Out of Bounds during racing.

 

14. Beyond the Fence / Dummy grid gate is out of bounds. Parents / Guardians of all the Junior Classes wishing to enter that area        must sign-on to an allocated post on the track, must be able to push-start any Junior who comes off the track and wear an              official Hi-vis.. Only One adult is permitted per driver and may only enter that area for the appropriate race and when                      indicated it is safe to do so.. This person must be an adult or aged Sixteen (16) or over.

 

15. All Karts must have four (4) number plates, which correspond with the class rules, One at the back, at the front and on both              sides. If the lap-scorers cannot record their numbers, drivers may be omitted from the results. Please check throughout the              days racing.

 

16. Plastic side pods and plastic front bumpers must be fitted to all Karts. 125 and 250 Gearbox Karts may use metal nerf bars.

 

17. ALL starts are to be orderly. No grid jumping when out on warm-up lap (Weaving / tyre warming is prohibited). Anyone not in          their grid position when entering the ‘D’ must stay in that position - NO Overtaking. If correct speed and positions are not              obtained after Two (2) laps, offending drivers may be placed at the back of the grid and the number of laps reduced.

 

17.1 START PROCEDURE (all classes) either a standing start with engines running, or a rolling start. In the case of a rolling start, Karts will proceed round the course in grid formation at a steady pace to await the starting signal. The Driver in No.1 position will control the speed. When the starter is satisfied that the karts are approaching the start line in correct formation, the starting signal will be given by the Red light going out. If a further lap is required the red lights will remain on or the flag will not be raised. For standing starts, Karts will stop on their correct grid positions. When the starter is satisfied the start signal will be given.

 

18. All karts involved in a serious accident must have another safety check before going out on track again, if requested by the              Clerk of the Course.

 

19. On official practice days please help to get the circuit ready, as practice will not commence until this has been done. Before leaving on Sunday, please collect all rubbish (cable ties, cans etc.) and place in your bin. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE LITTER.

 

20. NO PUSHING BEYOND THE FAILSAFE LINE. Drivers should be aware at the presence of pushers on the grid. All drivers must          be seated in their karts on the dummy grid. If you come off once you have started racing, you Cannot receive outside                      assistance unless you are a junior driver. You may restart again, unassisted, provided you do so safely, otherwise get you and          your Kart away from the track and into a safe place.

 

21. The Clerk of the Course is the sole judge of “Weather”: i.e. ‘Wet Meeting’ means no one can race without Wet tyres.

 

22. Stricken Karts Must be removed from the Track A.S.A.P. The Incident Marshall MAY assist a Driver getting their Kart to Safety,          Only when safe to do so.

 

23. No Driver may allow any person who is not a member of the Club to race or practice in their Kart. Failure to adhere to this rule        may result in the Member and/or Driver involved being expelled from the club. Any person driving a Kart on Club premises            must sign-on and pay the appropriate fees.

 

24. CLUB CHAMPIONS. Each class champion will have their overall/end points (incl. deduction) compared to find the Senior and          Junior Champion.

 

25. If a Driver has not raced in 3 Meetings in the current season, (not incl. the G.P. meeting) they are not entitled to win the G.P.            plate for that class.

 

26. ALL new members must race as a Novice / Off the back of the grid for Four (4) meetings unless competence can be                          demonstrated in practice. The Clerk of the Course can, at his discretion, sign you off before. You may be asked to wear a Hi-           vis vest so the Clerk of the Course can identify you on the track.

 

27. Championship positions (1-5) will be reflected in their class the following year.

 

28. Persons are only allowed on site during official race weekends and official clean-up days. Anyone found running karts outside          race weekends will have their membership revoked.

 

29. The Dummy Grid and Pit Lane are OUT OF BOUNDS to All Public, Children and Pets. Only Drivers, Mechanics and Officials              are permitted in this area. One Race Team = One (1) driver and a maximum of Two (2) mechanics/pushers.

 

30. Only unleaded pump fuel (max. 100 octane) can be used.

 

31. TYRES: ALL CLASSES are restricted to ONE SET of SLICKS (as specified) on Race Day. Tyres MUST be registered at                          Scrutineering and can only be changed in exceptional circumstances with the scrutineers approval.

 

31a. The use of Tyre softener or enhancer is strictly prohibited.

 

32. Lifting the rear of Karts on the Dummy grid with the engine running and/or warming tyres is prohibited.

 

33. Drivers, who Hang-Back at the start more than one Kart length, causing a disadvantage to the driver behind, may be penalised        at the end of the race.

 

34. Lead ballast must be secured with a Two (2) bolt fixing.

 

35. The Club has a Breathalyser and Prohibited Drugs Test Kit which officials may use at their discretion. Any driver refusing to              provide a sample or found to be over the alcohol limit / proving positive for prohibited drugs, will not be allowed to race and          may be banned. TESTING WILL BE CARRIED OUT AT RANDOM DURING RACE WEEKENDS.

 

36. Championship trophies will only be awarded if at least FOUR (4) meetings have been attended throughout the year in any                class.

 

37. Drivers who receive a Black Flag (Excluding Mechanical) cannot drop that meeting from class championship listings.

 

38. BLACK FLAG PENALTIES: 1ST BLACK FLAG = Exclusion from Heat/Final. 

                                                2ND BLACK FLAG IN ONE SEASON = *Whole meeting points cancelled *

                                                3RD BLACK FLAG IN ONE SEASON = *Min. 3 month ban. * *Note. Depending on nature of incident / at committee’s discretion.

 

39. Nine out of Ten meetings will be counted towards Championship points, Drivers will drop their lowest points meetings. The            G.P and ‘O’ plate meetings may be counted towards their overall points.

 

40. Drivers who do not respect the circuit boundaries and cut corners to gain advantage may be penalised during or at the end of        the race.

 

41. ALL SENIOR DRIVERS MUST SIGN-ON THEMSELVES.

 

42. ABANDONED MEETINGS: 1) One race completed = No Points awarded.

                                                  2) Two Races completed = Final two will be an average of the First Two.

                                                  3) Three races completed = Average of first Three awarded to Fourth race

 

43. GENERAL PIT AREA Public Areas are Subject to a 10mph MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT. Rude or Offensive Language is Forbidden          in Public Areas. ALL generators MUST BE switched OFF by 11pm and NOT STARTED before 7am. Please keep noise to a                minimum between those times and respect everyone’s right to A Good Night’s Sleep. Members/Visitors Failing to comply or in        breach of Public Order laws will be subject to disciplinary action.

 

44. BATTENBERG FLAG The Black & Yellow quartered flag indicates Simulated Safety Car Satus at the discretion of the Clerk. All Karts must immediately slow down in single file behind the leader. They must continue with no overtaking until the Race Resumes/Union Flag is shown by the starter OR a result is declared.

 

45. The Club championship points scoring system for all heats and finals will be:

      1st = 30pts

      2nd = 26pts

      3rd= 22pts

      4th= 21pts

      5th= 20pts

      6th= 19pts

      7th= 18pts 

      etc. In the event of a tie, the highest finisher in the first race will be awarded the result.

 

46. Rear wheels must extend beyond the side pods and not exceed a maximum width of 1400mm (Seniors).

 

47. Eating, Drinking, Smoking, Vaping and the use of Cameras (Except for Official Photographers) is not permitted on the infield.

 

48. Any Kart that leaves the track during a race and wishes to rejoin, must do so in a Safe & Controlled Manner.

 

49. The use of Pit to Driver Radio communications is Prohibited.

 

50. Drivers/Parents/Guardians must ensure Erected Awnings / Gazebo’s are adequately secure to prevent them coming dislodged        OR dismantle. Said Driver/Parent/Guardian must fully reimburse 3rd parties for any damage caused by the structure                        becoming insecure.

 

51. Ball Games, Playing on Bicycles, Scooters and Ride-on Toys are not permitted in the paddock during racing.

 

52. Timed Races: Championship races to be a time period PLUS 1 LAP, rather than a set number of laps.

 

53. RAIN LIGHTS: All Karts must be fitted with Red LED’s visible on the rear during wet conditions.

 

 

2019 CLASS RULES

BAMBINO (COMER): AGE 5-8yrs

MKI or MKII C50 MUST HAVE standard/unmodified exhaust and inlet restrictor.

TYRES: LeCont all-weather or Dunlop LS2/KT3.

FIXED GEARING: 10T FR x 80T LECont / 85T Dunlop. Enclosed Chain Guard and must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail.

WEIGHT: 69kg (min)

Number Plates Black with White Numbers

BAMBINO (IAME): AGE 5-8yrs

IAME M1. Run to 2019 BKC Spec. Including 11.5mm max restrictor.

TYRES: Heidenau T-race slicks / WH1 UK Wet.

FIXED GEARING: 10T FR. X 84/85/86 Rear. Enclosed Chain Guard and must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail.

WEIGHT: 77kg (min)

Number Plates Green with Black Numbers

CADET LIBRA: AGE 8(incl. year of transition)-12yrs

Engines: Unmodified 60cc 2-stroke or unmodified GX160 4-stroke with 16mm restrictors, and DEP Exhaust ALL as per MSA Rule Book. Enclosed chain guard and must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail.

TYRES: Dunlop LS2 / KT3

WEIGHT: (min) Comer/WTP 99kg, Honda/IAME 103kg

Number Plates (as per classes)

CADET HONDA: AGE 8(incl. year of transition)-12yrs

Engines: Unmodified KX160 4-stroke with 16mm restrictors and DEP Exhaust, as per MSA Rule Book. Enclosed chain guard and must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail.

TYRES: Dunlop LS2 / KT3

WEIGHT: 103kg (min)

Number Plates Yellow with Red Numbers

CADET IAME: AGE 8(incl. year of transition)-12yrs

Engines: Unmodified 60cc 2-stroke with standard restrictor, as per MSA Rule Book. Enclosed chain guard and must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail.

TYRES: Dunlop LS2 / KT3

WEIGHT: 103kg (min)

Number Plates Yellow with Black Numbers

MINI MAX: AGE 11(incl. year of transition)-17yrs

Sealed Junior FR125 as per M.S.A fische, with log book incl. Carburettor & Exhaust restrictors. Enclosed chain guard and must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail.

TYRES: MOJO D2 / W2.

WEIGHT: 135kg (min)

Number Plates Yellow with Black Numbers

JUNIOR MAX: AGE 13(incl. year of transition)-17yrs

Sealed Junior FR125 as per M.S.A fische, with log book incl. Enclosed chain guard and must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail.

TYRES: MOJO D2 / W2.

WEIGHT: 148kg (min)

Number Plates Red with White Numbers

ROTAX MAX (FR125): AGE 16+(incl. year of transition)

Sealed Senior FR125 as per M.S.A fische, with log book incl. Enclosed chain guard and must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail.

TYRES: MOJO D5 /W2

WEIGHT:  Max Lights - 162kg (min), Max Heavy - 177kg (Driver must, be in full race requipment weigh a min. 82.5kg)

Number Plates Blue with White Numbers (Max Lights)

Number Plates Green with White Numbers (Max Heavy)

F100: AGE 16+(incl. year of transition)

Any 100cc Air or Water cooled, reed or rotary valve. Max, 105cc to allow for over-boring on older engines. Standard 100cc chassis with NO front brakes. Only butterfly carbs (any size). Must have proper intake box and end can exhaust, holes must face downwards. Enclosed chain guard and must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail.

TYRES: Open

WEIGHT:  Air Cooled - 148kg (min), Water Cooled - 165kg

Number Plates Yellow with Black Numbers (Air Cooled)

Number Plates Green with White Numbers (Water Cooled)

SENIOR OPEN: AGE 16+(incl. year of transition)

Any senior class kart that does not fit into another class. No Rotax sealed engines allowed. Enclosed chain guard and must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail.

TYRES: Open

WEIGHT: 

Number Plates Yellow with Black Numbers

LIFAN: AGE 16+(incl. year of transition)

125cc Big Valve Pitbike engines as supplied by Pitbike Spares (Standard Manufacturers Spec.) No front brakes. Enclosed chain guard and must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail.

TYRES: Komet K1H / K1W

WEIGHT: 168kg (min)

Number Plates Blue with White Numbers

GEARBOX OPEN: AGE 16+(incl. year of transition)

Any Air or Water Cooled engine up to and incl. 2012. (No KZ Engine/Chassis Combinations) Must have three working brakes. Enclosed chain guard and must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail.

TYRES: Open

WEIGHT: Pre '86 - 170kg (min), Post '86 - 180kg (min)

Number Plates Blue with White Numbers

KZ125: AGE 16+(incl. year of transition)

Any 125cc Air or Water Cooled engines to M.S.A Spec. Must have three working brakes. Must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail. Standing start from Yellow grid positions (Numbers on outer edge) with engines running.

TYRES: LeCont LP Prime Slicks / Wets Open

WEIGHT: 180kg (min)

Number Plates Green with White Numbers

250 GEARBOX: AGE 16+(incl. year of transition)

Any 250cc Air or Water Cooled engines with a 5 speed gearbox, and 6 speed provided the engine is untuned. Must have three working brakes. Must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail.

TYRES: Open

WEIGHT: 195kg (min)

Number Plates White with Black Numbers

250 E: AGE 16+(incl. year of transition)

250cc E Karts to run a minimum half a lap in front of 250 singles. Must have three working brakes. Must have Disc & Sprocket protectors if protruding below chassis rail.

TYRES: Open

WEIGHT: 210kg (min)

Number Plates Green with White Numbers

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