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MSA ABkC O Plate Supplementary Regulations - 27 August

MSA ABkC O Plate Supplementary Regulations - 27 August





1. Lincolnshire Kart Racing Club Ltd will organise a National B Permit race meeting on Sunday 27th August 2017 for the ABkC Open Championship class as detailed below at Fulbeck 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 Lincolnshire Kart Racing 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. 

2. M.S.A. Permit No. M.S.A. Track Licence No. K/2017121 

The circuit is 930 meters long. 

3. Competitor eligibility - For the ABkC O plate class - competitors must be fully paid up members of a MSA approved kart club affiliated to the Association of British Kart Clubs and in possession of a valid MSA kart licence, minimum National B (novices will not be allowed) All members of ABkC currently affiliated clubs are invited. ABkC permission has been given. Licences and club membership cards will be inspected at signing on. A PG Entrant Licence must be produced in accordance with U.14.1.5 if the driver is a minor. 

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. The eligible class for the ABkC O plate is 250 National. The minimum number of entries in the 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. 

5. Programme will be as follows: Practice Saturday. Signing on and scrutineering Sunday 8.00 -9.00 Drivers briefing for all classes will be on Sunday at 9.15am with official practice taking place from 9.30am. There will be practice, heats and finals on Sunday with the full programme being available at signing on. 

6. The Officials of the Meeting will be as follows; Clerk of the Course; Mr. John Goldthorpe. Scrutineer TBA, 

Stewards of the Meeting; Mr.Nick Young, Mr. Steve Wren. Secretary of the Meeting; Mrs Julie Thornsby. 

Race duration and Officials will be as detailed in the race day program. 

7. There will be three heats for each competitor, the heat positions being determined by receipt of entry order. 

The grid positions for the final will be determined by points gained in the three heats. 

The maximum number of competitors on the circuit at any one time will be 32. Where entry numbers require the class to be split over 2 grids, the classification for the Final will be determined by the results from each drivers 3 heats. The top 4 finishers in any B final will go to the back of the A final.

Grid points will be given as follows – 1st place 0 points, 2nd place 2 points, 3rd place 3 points increasing by 1 point. Non-starters and exclusions will be awarded points according to the largest heat grid in the class plus one. Any tie on points will be decided from the result of the drivers first heat, if still a tie then the drivers second heat result will be used and so on. 

Changes to heats and finals may be made at the discretion of the Organizers. Competitors will be notified as soon as possible of any changes to the published program during the course of the meeting. 

8. Trophies will be presented in the ratio of 1 – 4. The winners of the O plate classes will be entitled to use the O Plate at all ABkC Clubs until the end of 2018, or until the next O Plate meeting if earlier. Perpetual trophies remain the property of the ABkC and must be returned, in good condition, when requested. Drivers domiciled outside the UK will not be permitted to be loaned the perpetual trophy. Competitors are obliged to collect their awards personally at prizegiving. 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 the club in good condition within seven days. Should the meeting be abandoned after the heats, but before the Final, the results will be declared and trophies awarded on the basis of the final grid. 

8a. Entertainment Tax Liability: In accordance with current government legislation, the organising 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 organizer or organising 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 and arrangement must be made in writing and not later than 30 days before the payment is due. 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. 

9. Competitor Promotional obligations - Competitors may be required to display sponsor decals/stickers, which will be provided, on their karts, helmets and visors in a position specified by the organizers, at all times. Competitors may be required to take part in promotional activities during the meeting. Failure to comply with the above could result in immediate exclusion from the event, or forfeiture of any prize or award. ABkC decals will be supplied and must be placed underneath number plates, ABkC visor strips will also be supplied and must be worn on helmets. 

10. Competitors must use allocated race numbers and this must be displayed on all 4 sides of the kart. 

11. Drivers who fail to take their correct positions on the dummy grid when instructed will start at the rear of the grid. Grids will close two minutes before the start of the preceding race. The starter, along with the Chief Timekeeper, will be a Judge of Fact in respect of race starts. 

12. Kart Year Book regulation B.12 - no metal sprocket protectors are allowed at LKRC - plastic only. 

13. If a competitor does not complete any lap in the correct manner, i.e. missed chicane, the driver will be deemed not to have completed the lap and therefore deemed to be one lap down. 

Any driver leaving the track more than twice, for whatever the reason, may be excluded from the race. (Q14.4.2 applies) 

14. Judicial proceedings will be in accordance with the MSA Competitors Yearbook regulations the 2017 Karting table of mandatory penalties. The right to protest lies with the entrant or driver in accordance with the General Regulations of the MSA. 

15. All competitors will be required to complete a scrutineering card stating engine and chassis numbers. It is the sole responsibility of the competitor to complete this card correctly. For drivers under 18 years of age, their scrutineering card MUST be countersigned by a parent/guardian or it will be deemed invalid. 

16. Noise tests will be undertaken throughout the day, and competitors must conform to the noise regulations as laid down in the current MSA Competitors and Kart Race Yearbook. Any competitor found to be excessively noisy will be removed from the circuit. 

17. Technical regulations will be in accordance with the MSA 2017 Competitors Yearbook and the ABkC Class regulations, contained within the MSA Kart Race Yearbook 2017 (Gold Book). 

18. For the class competing in the O plate, one set of slick tyres will be allowed per competitor for the event. The scrutineers may make tyre tests. Tyres will be marked or barcodes used to identity for each competitor. Wet tyres are to be supplied by the competitor.

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 LKRC. 

19. Fuel must comply with MSA Technical Regulations and test on Fuel may be carried out by the Scrutineer to the cost of the competitor.


20. Only one chassis and two engines may be scrutineered for racing. During the meeting should a chassis be damaged beyond repair on the recommendation of the scrutineer and at the discretion of the Clerk of Course a second replacement chassis will be permitted. If seals are used on chassis and/or engines, the numbers must be written on the scrutineering card. 

21. It is a condition of entry that a driver will, when so directed by the Eligibility Scrutineer or his deputy, carry on-board cameras and recording equipment for either judicial or filming purposes. Should it become necessary to carry on-board cameras, the competitor and kart must be checked and passed by the Scrutineer. Minimum weights will include on-board cameras and associated equipment. 

22. Infringement of Technical Regulations: The minimum action resulting from infringement of technical regulations arising from post race scrutineering or Judicial Action will be exclusion from the race, and the maximum action will be exclusion from the meeting. This shall not apply in the case of drivers being underweight or in the case of a technical infringement due to an incident during a race, such as an Air box, exhaust etc. falling off. The penalty for these types of infringements, shall be exclusion from the race. 

23. The entry fee is £40/£55 member/non-member (Sunday) for O plate competitors which will include Official practice, heats and finals Sunday 27th August. Saturday practice as per the usual club fees. Online entries are available by using the link on our website. All cheques/postal orders should be made payable to LKRC 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. Entries withdrawn after the closing date will not be entitled to a refund. All telephone entries must be followed up by the hard copy and cheque in the post. Entries open forthwith and close on Wednesday 23rd August. Should the meeting be cancelled or abandoned, before official practice, a £10.00 administration charge will be levied on all entry fees. The secretary of the meeting, to whom all entries should be sent is; MRS. Julie Thornsby, 3 Backmoor rd Norton Sheffield S8 8LB. Any cheques presented for payment of the entry fee that are returned from the Bank for any reason will be subject to a £20 admin fee.

24. All results will be published as soon as possible after each race, on the notice board at Race Control. Transponder timing systems will be used as per MSA Kart Race Yearbook AMB 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 lap scoring and must be in place and working for Official practice onwards. Transponders not fitted or not working correctly will result in the competitor not being lap scored or timed and no finishing position will be given. Anyone not owning their own transponder will be able to hire one for the meeting from LKRC at a charge of £10.00. Anyone hiring a transponder from LKRC will be responsible for its safe return to LKRC and, if lost or damaged, must pay the full costs of repair or replacing the transponder. Alpha timing will be used for this meeting 

25. The scales and check weights provided for competitors use are to be deemed correct on the day.

26. No pit bikes, push bikes, model cars, roller skates, etc. are allowed in the pits. Parents are responsible for the behaviour of their children. 

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 LKRC Ltd. 

27. THE CLIMBING OF THE BANKS AROUND THE CIRCUIT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. ALSO, THE FIELDS ARE STRICTLY OUT OF BOUNDS. Dogs will be allowed in the pit area but must be kept on a lead AT ALL TIMES. Dogs are not allowed on the track at any time. 

28. A fire extinguisher, meeting or exceeding MSA and ABkC standards and capacities, must be carried in a competitors vehicle at all times whilst in the pits. Your fire extinguisher should be presented at pre-race scrutineering along with your kart. 

29. Competitors should note that information will be held on computer and is for LKRC information only. 

30. By countersigning as parents/guardians/guarantors of minors they agree that they have no objection to still or moving images being taken of the driver / volunteer official undertaking their sporting activities. If requested recordings from the camera must be made available to the organisers for their use as follows. All footage is copyright of Lincolnshire Kart Racing Club and may not be used for any commercial purpose without written permission from the promoter. By countersigning as entrants of minors they agree that they have no objection to still or moving images being taken of the driver or team personnel undertaking their sporting activities.