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  1. Hunts Kart Racing Club will organise Club Race Meetings for 2017 are 15th January, 12th February, 12th March, 9th April, 13th, 14th May, 9th July, 10th September, 8th October, 12th November, 10th December. 3 additional Fridays may be used as practice between April and October. The HKRC 2017 Club Championship is held over 10 rounds with 9 to count. Permit Numbers TBA. Status of race weekend to range from Nat A to Nat B.
  2. The events will be open to holders of
    1. a current MSA Competition licence and
    2. racing membership of an ABkC club.
  3. HKRC will Host rounds of – LGM, TKM Festival, 210, Super 4.
  4. HKRC will organise meetings to the following timetable - signing on, scrutineering between 7.30am to 9am followed by drivers briefing thereafter practice and races. These times is subject to change at the discretion of the organisers. Drivers briefing is held before practice and all drivers must attend. Drivers under 18 must be accompanied by the PG licence holder.
  5. Standing starts may be implemented for classes The start positions for all kart classes excluding gearbox will be rolling with the start line situated along Hines straight between post 8 and 1.
  6. The race events will be held the 2nd weekend of each month apart from Jan which will be the 3rd weekend and will run two heats and a final for Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov and Dec with the remaining calendar months with qualifying, timed practice and or heats and a final. Practice will be for 3 laps. All karts are to have clear numbers on all 4 sides in association with (U) 17.25.3.
  7. The events having the option to run on circuit one 989.5m or circuit two 1049m. Gearbox will run circuit three 958.5m throughout the season. Allotted laps and timed heats and finals + 1 lap with qualifying will be used for race format.
  8. Competitors must only park in pit bays allocated. minimum of one fire extinguisher per competitor. Only entrants to meeting and officials can park in bays provided.
  9. The facts to be judged by the judge of fact (G)10.1 and driving standards observers (G)11.1 including starter, Chief Timekeeper and Chief Scrutineer.
  10. Trophies will be allocated to each class for every 1 -5 competitors.
  11. If the entry in the class is below 15 then the race for that class may be cancelled or amalgamated with another class at the discretion of the organisers. The maximum number of starters will be 30 for gearbox classes, 34 for all other formulae. All entries must be sent to the Competition Secretary, Daphne Freeman, 76 Guntons Close, Soham, Ely, Cambs CB7 5DN. A SAE (or email address) MUST accompany the entry if an acknowledgement of entry is required.
  12. The event list will be open on the day after the preceding meeting and close 6 days prior to the meeting. An entry fee of £50.00 for members and £60.00 for non-members must be sent with the entry form to the Competition Secretary. No entries accepted by telephone.
  13. Meeting cancellation, entry fees may be carried over at the discretion of the club. Any entry cancelled after the closing date will not be eligible for a refund, or to be carried over to the next race meeting.
  14. Stewards of the meeting shall be Mark Lawman, Geoff Boswell, Clerk of Course Geoff Hitchings, Mick French, Secretary of Meeting Daphne Freeman, Chief Scrutineer Nigel Freeman, Chief Timekeeper Sarah Freeman Harding, Technical Commissioner Ernie Salmon.
  15. Provisional results are posted after each race in race control. Results are determined by position of competitor completing the agreed number of laps. The published results posted on UK Karting and HKRC website.
  16. In the event of a tie in points awarded, then the highest grid position will be decided. Grid positions for the final is determined by the combined heat/qualifying results. If points are equal the pole position will be determined by the highest position achieved first. In the event that the finals cannot be completed the results, and championship points, will be determined on the calculated grid position for the final.
  17. If there is a tie for Championship points the winner will be determined by the highest number of finishes. Non-attendance at a round does not prevent that round being dropped, but if a driver is excluded from a meeting that round cannot be classed as a dropped round. In the situation when officials are only able to run heats because of poor conditions or lack of time, a tie on points will be resolved by the result from the first heat. If heat points add to be the same then the fasted time to thousands will determine the result.
  18. Grid positions for the final is determined by the combined heat/ qualifying results. In the event of tied points awarded then the highest grid position will be decided by the highest position achieved first. First highest time may also be used if points are tied.In the event that the finals cannot be completed the results and championship points are determined on the calculated grid position for the final. In the event of a heat being cancelled, the result for this are determined by the heat grid position.
  19. Protest regulations can be found in section C 5.1-5.7. 2017 MSA yearbook.
  20. Other than driver and mechanic there is no access to remove kart from parc ferme post race unless confirmed by the Chief Scrutineer. No Competitor may leave parc ferme post race unless confirmed by a scrutineer.
  21. Two engines and one chassis may be submitted for scrutineering for use by each driver for each race meeting. A Competitor cannot refuse to have their kart scrutineered if they wish to compete on race day.
  22. Prior to the start of the first race of the meeting a driver may, with the permission of the Clerk of the Course substitute a chassis or engine provided that such engine or chassis has been scrutineered. During the meeting the Clerk of the Course may, subject to scrutineering, permit the substitution of the chassis where the original chassis has been damaged beyond repair during practising or racing. On practice day, once scrutineering has been completed, no further practice is permitted for that day.
  23. All karts must be race prepared before being taken for scrutineering. If race numbers are required to be changed by a competitor, written instruction must be given and numbers changed before next race and confirmed by a scrutineer. All karts and engines must conform to the information appearing on scrutineering cards, which must be signed by the driver (unless the driver is under 18, then the scrutineering card must be signed by the parent or guardian responsible for the driver) and by the scrutineer.
  24. Only one set of slick tyres are permitted for use on race day, to include official practice. The organisers may mark tyres at any time. You may only change two tyres (one front and one rear) if either damaged or punctured, and after having them checked by a scrutineer. If the Clerk of the Course or Chief Scrutineer decides that kart tyre performance has been enhanced, then the club has the authority to ask for another set of tyres to be used at the competitors’ expense. Under no circumstances may tyres be left at the circuit. HKRC reserves the right to nominate a petrol station for use at a race meeting.
  25. Drivers must place their kart on the grid before the end of the previous race. Tyre changing is only allowed in the assembly area. When grid gate is closed any driver not in position will be placed at the back of the grid. All karts must be placed inside the grid box.
  26. Wheel/tyres are not permitted to be changed on dummy grid. The assembly area is the area for this activity. A two minute warning will be given before previous race finishes and if not on the grid the competitor will be placed at the back of the grid.
  27. In the event of a red flag or major incident the HKRC Ltd Major Incident Plan will come into operation as the displayed in the race control.
  28. All entrants are responsible for the members of their supporting team, relatives and friends, for the proper positioning of the vehicles and equipment and correct use of all club facilities. Drivers will be excluded from the meeting if they, or any members of their team, are found damaging crops, any part of the track or surroundings; breaching these rules, or in any way conducting themselves contrary to a standard reasonably expected such as abusive or threatening behaviour to any HKRC official will result in a LIFE ban.
  29. Motorised bikes/scooters and hover boards are not allowed to be used in the paddock, track, car park, race control over the race weekend. Push bikes, skateboards eg. may not be used from 8.30a.m until 6p.m. on any day where practice, either unofficial or official, or racing is taking place.
  30. Dogs are not permitted on site. If this is not adhered to the owner may be asked to leave the meeting.
  31. No repairs are permitted to be made to karts on track. The driver must remain with the in a safe location and recover the kart to parc ferme when instructed by an HKRC Official. Anyone found repairing the kart on track will be excluded from the race.
  32. Cameras on karts are not permitted for race day .
  33. Kart engines are to be started in designated areas on site and not before or after the agreed time. Kart Repair area is designated in parc ferme.
  34. When a black and yellow quartered flag is shown, all drivers must reduce their speed by at least 25% of race pace – C1-11.6 2017 MSA Year book.
  35. Transponders must be fitted and functional for practice and races otherwise competitor may be excluded from the race. Transponder wording blue book Q12.2.1.
  36. All classes with barcoded tyres must be entered on srutineering card- if barcode not legible report to a scrutineer.
  37. On track driver warnings will be displayed by the digi-flag sited above the start/finish line gantry. Any driver not observing this warning may be excluded from the race.
  38. Water cooled engines can have tape or covers added but are not to be altered or removed during the race.
  39. HKRC Official and MSA signs on site must be adhered. Any person disregarding the instruction may be excluded from the meeting.
  40. Membership not accepted from October 2017.
  41. HKRC scrutineers reserve the right to parc ferme tyres from any chosen class during the race meeting. When requested drivers arrive at the assembly area two races prior to their race to enable tyres/rims to be bolted to the kart.
  42. At the direction of the Chief scrutineer standard parts, eg ignition, tyres, fuel may be supplied by the club and must if requested be exchanged, then returned at the end of the meeting unless competitors parts, tyres, fuel have been impounded for testing.
  43. Unless otherwise indicated by bulletin race starts will be standing starts (U.7.6.1). Drivers should proceed to their designated grid positions and must not move up should a kart fail to take up a place in front. Heating of the clutch by accelerating and braking simultaneously or alternately is forbidden.The starting signal will be given by extinguishing the Red Light (or raising the National Flag) see U.7.8. If  kart fails to start further attempts to start the kart will be permitted until the leader approaches the half lap mark, the kart and driver must be removed to a safe position, or as requested by officials. No further attempts to start the engine can be made during the race but the driver will be classified as a starter if compliant with 2.5.2.
  44. Any competitor not in place by post 7 will be unable to take their grid position.
  45. Unless all corners, including bus-stop are completed,the lap is incomplete and therefore is discounted from the race.