GENERAL REGULATIONS

REGULATIONS

CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS

CHAMPIONSHIP GENERAL  REGULATIONS

UK Independent Kart Racing  Series Sporting Regulations 2021 

Introduction

These regulations provide the basis on which Sprint karting events will be run and are intended to provide a fair basis for all drivers and to keep costs under control. We hope that you will enjoy the series and enter it with the spirit reflected throughout the following document.

The following document lays out the basis of the rules for the 2020 Season, but you are advised to join the UK Independent Kart Racing Series Facebook group to be kept up to date with any changes.

Results are available for download on the UKIKR series  web site (www.ukkartseries.co.uk)

We hope that the regulations outlined here will make the 2021 season an exciting one which will bring new challenges to the established racers and introduce new drivers to the unique atmosphere that racing brings.

UK IKR rules and regulations are always the first points of call on any issues, if this fails to resolve an issue then the MSA Gold Book will be consulted and used as a reference point.

The UK IKR aims to provide as many opportunities as possible for drivers of all ages and abilities to compete in sprint racing.

Weekend Format

The Race weekend format will be as follows:

Saturday Practice –

12-minute class-specific sessions run throughout the day.

These sessions will rotate (in order) for the entire day as to be organised in such a way as to maximise the opportunity to practice for all drivers. Typically, all classes get at least 6 x 12 minutes sessions.

Sunday race day

All Classes – 10-minute combined qualifying/practice session

All junior and senior classes 12 lap heats / 15 lap finals

Bambinos – 10 lap heats / 12 lap final

(Please note: These are guidelines, and may be subject to change on the day due to the number of classes/time)

GENERAL SITE RULES

*THIS REQUIREMENT IS A CONDITION OF ENTRY AND MUST BE OBSERVED*

ANYONE ARRIVING AT THE CIRCUIT HAVING DRIVEN THROUGH THE VILLAGE WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE MEETING WITH NO REFUND.

THE ORGANISERS WILL HAVE PERSONNEL POSITIONED TO MONITOR COMPETITORS ARRIVAL

DUE TO LOCAL ISSUES REGARDING NOISE THERE WILL BE A COMPLETE BAN ON ANY ENGINES BEING STARTED IN THE PADDOCK.

EXCLUSION FROM THE NEXT SESSION WILL BE IN PLACE FOR ANY COMPETITOR FOUND TO BE RUNNING AN ENGINE.

ENGINES WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO BE STARTED ON THE DUMMY GRID UNLESS PRIOR PERMISSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF FAULT FINDING IS PERMITTED FROM THE CLERK OF THE COURSE. IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES ENGINES MAY ONLY BE STARTED IN THE WEIGH SCALES BUILDING.

All competitors and their team members are forbidden from entering the following areas –

  • Shenington Village (except when using the facilities within the village)
  • The farm equipment area
  • The noise test area (other than the driver & mechanic)
  • Parc-ferme (other than the driver and two mechanics when specified in the Regulations of the Meeting)
  • The track itself and its surroundings (unless given permission by the Clerk of Course)
  • The non-spectator areas of the banks at any time.

Generators must be switched off between the hours of 2300 and 0700.

The riding of bikes & scooters etc by competitors or any team members in the pits is strictly forbidden and on the patio at any time, as is the driving of motor vehicles for which the driver is not authorised under RTA legislation.

Access to the circuit without permission is prohibited, access for dogs, bikes, etc is prohibited at all times.

The use of stakes driven into the hard standing in the paddock is forbidden.

Stepladders or temporary structures for viewing adjacent to the track perimeter are forbidden.

Tyres must not be left at the circuit under any circumstances (minimum penalty £10 per tyre).

The penalty for all of the above is up to and including exclusion from the meeting.

Dogs are permitted but must be kept inside a vehicle or on a lead at all times and are not permitted on the track at any time.

1.1. TITLE.

UK IKR Championship 2021

1.2.

The series is organised and administered by Stretton 2000 Ltd & IIG Events

1.3. OFFICIALS.

1.3.1. The Co‐ordinator: Mr A M Lord  & Mr S Bingham.

1.3.2. Clerk of the Course: Mr M. Occonnel

1.3.3. Championship Stewards: Any of the following: Mr. S Bingham, Mr A M Lord, Mr M Occonnel, 

1.4. COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY:

Open to any competitor who meets the class technical regulations eligibility. There are no specific license requirements.

1.4.1. If participation in the Championship requires absence from school, drivers in full-time school education are required to have the approval of their headteacher and a letter stating such approval from his/her school in order to fulfill registration for the Championship. There is no Friday testing available though so there should be no requirement for School absence.

1.5. REGISTRATION.

As Shennington Circuit has restricted the number of entries to 120 drivers on any one day we will require Drivers to pre-register for the championship. This will entitle registered drivers to priority entry into all the events. Non-registered Drivers may still enter 7 days prior to the event but at an extra cost of £10 per event.

1.6. CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS.

The series will be contested over 9 rounds which will be run on the weekends shown on the 2021 calendar page.

Practice will be on Saturday, Qualifying and Racing will be on Sunday

 1.7. SCORING FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS.

The winner of the meeting will be determined by the finishing positions in the final race. The top 3 drivers will be awarded trophies on the day HOWEVER with regard to the championship ALL points scored during the heats AND the final will count toward the final points table for the year.

The following points are awarded in ALL heats and the final. Heat and Final Points progression.

If there are more than 24 finishers in a heat each finisher after 24th will receive 1 point in the heats and in the final 24 points.

Heat 1 grid will be based on qualifying times.

Heats 2 & 3 grids are based on finishing positions gained in the previous heat

The Final grid positions will be based on points scored in Heats 1, 2 & 3.

In the event of a tie for any of the final Championship positions at the end of the season, the advantage will go to the driver with the highest number of race wins in heats and finals throughout the season. If these are equal the driver with the highest score in the last scoring round will be awarded 1 extra point.

In the event of a tie for any single round position, the fastest lap placed in the final will prevail. In the event of a tie for grid positions, the fastest lap in the previous heat will prevail.

1.7.1. The final Championship positions will be determined from the totals of a maximum of 8 best scores from all 9 rounds, unless for some reason meetings are canceled and not replaced in which case 8 rounds will count.

1.7.2. Should any driver or kart be excluded from the meeting for any reason they cannot drop that round, it will count as one of their counting rounds.

1.8. AWARDS.

1.8.1. Per round. There will be 3 trophies (1st, 2nd & 3rd places) in each class. This includes sub classes.

1.8.2. Overall Championships. The top 3 of each Championship will receive a Championship trophy in the senior classes. The top 5 of each Championship will receive a Championship trophy in the Junior, Cadet, and Bambino classes.

1.9. COMPETITORS OBLIGATIONS.

1.9.1. It is mandatory for all competitors to attend all drivers’ briefings arranged by the Clerk of the Course. Although during the current Covid restrictions these will be digital Riders briefings using the Alpha entry System -but you must sign where appropriate to say you have read and understand the breifing etc

2. Registration is deemed acceptance of UK IKR Series regulations, but we reserve the right to refuse or suspend the registration of a driver to protect the best interests of Competitors and Organisers.

Each driver entered must have studied these and the specific technical regulations for their specific class in full and signed a declaration of indemnity before taking part in any event.

UK IKR Series reserves the right to alter the itinerary if circumstances require. No refund, either in full or part, will be given to participants barred from the race by UK IKR Series Officials for non-observance of the rules or in the event of cancellation part way through a meeting.

Novice drivers are welcome if they have demonstrated a level of competence that will not endanger themselves or their fellow competitors.

Championship entry is conditional upon each competitor surrendering his/her rights for filming or photography for use in UK IKR Series marketing. Permission to use such material is assumed.

SPORTING REGULATIONS‐CHAMPIONSHIP RACE MEETINGS AND RACE PROCEDURE.

3.1. ENTRIES.

Supplementary regulations and online entry will be available to all drivers in sufficient time for entries to be made prior to the closing dates. These are available on www.ukkartseries.co.uk and can be Pre-booked only

3.1.1. Competitors are responsible for sending in correct and complete entries with the correct race number and transponder number. Failure to enter using the correct registered details will result in you not being able to take part in the event.

3.1.2. Online Entries will be acknowledged by email.

3.1.3. The entry fee for members will be:  Saturday Practice £50.00 Sunday Race day £60.00 non members will be allowed to enter within 7 days of the event at an extra cost of £5 per day

4. CHAMPIONSHIP AND ROUND PENALTIES.

4.1. INFRINGEMENT OF TECHNICAL REGULATIONS.

4.1.1. Arising from post-race scrutineering minimum action exclusion from the race or timed qualifying session. INFRINGEMENT / DESCRIPTION PENALTY

  • Gaining an Unfair Advantage through contact – 5 place Penalty
  • Driving in a manner incompatible with general safety – Race Exclusion
  • Driving in a manner incompatible with general safety -Aggravated Contact – Meeting Exclusion & Referral to Meeting Stewards
  • Contravention of flag signal before or after Race – ¼ Black/Yellow / Yellow – 10 place Penalty 
  • Contravention of flag signal during Race – ¼ Black/Yellow / Yellow – Race Exclusion 
  • Contravention of flag signal – Ignore Technical Flag Twice – Black Flag 
  • Contravention of flag signal – Black Flag (ignored more than once) – Meeting Exclusion
  • Abusive Language, Behaviour or Assault – Meeting Exclusion
  • Failure to attend Drivers’ Briefing – Fine of £50
  • Failure to obey an Official of the Meeting – Race Exclusion
  • Scrutineer Non-Compliance Report, vehicle or component ineligible – Race Exclusion or Meeting Exclusion
  • Underweight – Race Exclusion
  • Failure to report to Scrutineering – Race Exclusion or Meeting Exclusion

UK IKR Series Technical regulations

All karts/classes must be below 98db trackside when measured at 45 degrees from the exhaust at a distance of 1.5m. If you suspect a competitor is racing outside the regulations, you can lodge a complaint (anonymously if required) to have that competitor checked for technical compliance. A fee of £50.00 is required which, if your complaint is upheld, will be returned to you. If the complaint is not upheld, the fee will be given to the checked driver to go towards the cost checking.

The UK IKR Series Ethic
''To provide cost effective racing for all members of the family to enjoy''

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