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Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:43 pm PostPost subject: Going Racing with SMRC / KMSC
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Some help from others would be great here Smile Can folk post info about series they are involved with? Malc, John, Struan, Blair etc

This is very much a WIP so would appreciate the help and any corrections where needed Smile

Licence:

As a minimun you'll require a National B Race Licence. If you are new to racing you'll need to do an ARDS test before applying for the licence.

Steps:

    - Purchase a 'Go Racing' pack from Knockhill - aprox £230 from memory
    - Book a date for ARDS test at circuit, can be done when buying above pack.
    - Book a medical for before the ARDS test and get Doc. to complete the medical part of the Licence Application supplied in the Go Racing Pack. Costs £50-100 depending on where you go. I just used my GP, and paid £75
    - Attend ARDS. Chat with instructor, watch vid, answer multiple choice exam, easy drive out on track to prove you arent a spanner. instructor then signs your form.
    - Licence application with stamped ARDS and medical form then get sent off - £40 for licence from memory
    - Wait for the Race B licence Smile


Links: From MSA Blue Book (included in Go Racing pack, paperback form)

Licence: http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/12/124_141_Common_Regulations_for_Competitors_(Licences)_(H).pdf

Note: You need to renew your licence every year if you want to race in that year.

Car, Safety Prep:

As a minimum the car will need to meet MSA Blue Book Regulations - http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/12/142_149_Common_Regulations_for_Competitors_(Vehicles)_(J).pdf

With the following Safety Features - http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/12/255_272_Specific_Regulations_for_Circuit_Racing_(Q).pdf

Car Prep

Kill Switch - 19.11.1. Vehicles must be equipped with an externally operated circuit breaker having positive ON-OFF positions clearly marked ( http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/12/150_186_Common_Regulations_for_Competitors_(Safety)_(K).pdf Section K8.1. An external circuit breaker is not mandatory on open cars of periods A to F, but is strongly recommended. The internal ignition cut-off and fuel pump isolation system(s) must be operable by the Driver when normally seated irrespective of whether a safety harness is worn or not.


Roll Cage - 19.14.1. Be fitted with a safety roll-over bar complying
with MSA requirements as specified in http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/12/150_186_Common_Regulations_for_Competitors_(Safety)_(K).pdf Section K except for vehicles of Periods A - E inclusive. It is strongly recommended that all vehicles be fitted with safety roll-over bars.

Harnesses - 19.14.2. Be fitted with currently FIA Homologated safety
harness to be worn at all times by the driver during training, practice and competition unless the vehicle was constructed in Periods A to E. See section 2.1 of http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/12/150_186_Common_Regulations_for_Competitors_(Safety)_(K).pdf

Fire Extinguisher - 19.14.7. Vehicles of Periods A-F be equipped with a fire extinguisher in accordance with http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/12/150_186_Common_Regulations_for_Competitors_(Safety)_(K).pdf Section K 3.1.2(b). Other vehicles to be equipped with a fire extinguisher in accordance with K.3.1.2(a).


Seats - Section 2.2 of http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/12/150_186_Common_Regulations_for_Competitors_(Safety)_(K).pdf Section K


Rain Light - Section 5.1 of http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/12/150_186_Common_Regulations_for_Competitors_(Safety)_(K).pdf Section K

Transponder (can be hired but eventually you'll buy one)
The nationally required transponder is an AMB TranX 260 Direct Powered Transponder (For 2012 this transponder has been renamed the Mylaps Car Direct Power Personal Transponder), OR an AMB TranX 260 Rechargeable Transponder (For 2012 this transponder has been renamed the Mylaps Car Rechargeable Power Transponder). The Direct Powered Transponders are recommended because rechargeable transponders have a limited battery life.

Your Own Safety

Race Suit - http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/12/150_186_Common_Regulations_for_Competitors_(Safety)_(K).pdf Section K 9.1

Helmet -http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/12/150_186_Common_Regulations_for_Competitors_(Safety)_(K).pdf Section K 10.1

quick reference;

FIA 8860-2004.
SNELL SA2010.
SNELL SA2005.
SNELL SA2000*.
SNELL SAH2010.
SFI Foundation 31.1A, 31.2A.
BS 6658 Type A/FR**.
*May be withdrawn with effect from 01/01/15.
**May be withdrawn with effect from 01/01/16.

Gloves - http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/12/150_186_Common_Regulations_for_Competitors_(Safety)_(K).pdf Section K 14.3
Materials tested to ISO 6940. Each glove to be labelled to that effect. Backs of gloves to be made from at least two layers of 180 gr/m2. Thread must be flame resistant and non-melting, seam stitching to be invisible from the outside. Gloves must be fitted at the wearer’s wrist and cover the cuff of the wearer’s overalls.

Shoes - http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/12/150_186_Common_Regulations_for_Competitors_(Safety)_(K).pdf Section K 14.3
To cover the whole foot and ankle. Materials tested to ISO 6940 and fastenings and laces to be of non-fusible material. Soles to be manufacturer certified as resistant to hydrocarbons and to flames. Thread used to be flame resistant. Manufacturers to register all shoe models with the MSA and FIA.

General Safety - things that scrutes will pickup on

Fuel - http://www.msauk.org/uploadedfiles/msa_forms/bluebooks/12/150_186_Common_Regulations_for_Competitors_(Safety)_(K).pdf Section K 14.1.2
(a) Fuel Tanks and Pipes – every effort should be made to isolate fuel tanks and pipes from the driver/passenger compartment. The risk of fuel spillage from accident damage can be reduced by use of bag type tanks or by coating metal tanks with GRP. Tanks should be located so that they are given maximum protection by the structure of the vehicle. Vents should be designed to avoid spillage if the vehicle becomes inverted.
(b) Fuel Fillers – these should be designed and located to reduce risk of damage. Filler caps should not be liable to open in the case of an accident. Simple screw caps are effective. The positive locking of the fuel filler caps is recommended. The filler pipe to the tank should be of minimum possible length and not protrude beyond the bodywork (6).

SMRC Classes and race format

Sports & Saloons as of 2012

Regulations - http://www.scottishmotorracingclub.co.uk/downloads/entry-forms/scottish_saloon_and_sportscar_championship_2012_published_version.pdf

Two races with ~10mins Qualifying. Races consist of formation lap, green flag lap (clarification needed for 2013), standing grid start followed by 10 laps.

    Class A1 - Saloon & Sports Cars (using racing tyres) with four wheel drive and normally aspirated or turbo/super-charged engines.
    Class A2 - Saloon & Sports Cars (using racing tyres) with two wheel drive and normally aspirated or turbo/super charged engines.
    Class B1 - Saloon & Sports Cars (using treaded road based tyres) including all engine types over 1600cc, and all Turbos/Super charged engines, and 4wd cars.
    Class B2 - Caterhams and Kit cars over 1400cc and motorcycle engined kit cars and Caterhams of any engine capacity (using treaded tyres).
    Class C - Saloon & Sports Cars (using treaded road based tyres) with two wheel drive, including all engine types up to 1600cc (excluding all Turbos/Super charged engines, and 4wd cars). Plus Caterhams and Kit cars up to 1400cc (also using treaded tyres and excluding motorcycle engine cars of any capacity). Plus Fiesta 2.0 ST, Fiesta Si 1800 and Fiesta S cars running to 2012 BRSCC Fiesta Challenge regulations on control slick/wet tyres as per those regulations.


Raceivers MAY be recquired. I have never used one!

How to Enter - http://www.scottishmotorracingclub.co.uk/entry-forms.html

You will need to become a member of a MSA recognised Motorsport Club to enter races. Read the regs on the series you are interested in for more relevent info.
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Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:55 pm PostPost subject:
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Jeez, good job Adam!

SMRC or other club membership is also required.

Also, minor point, but green flag lap now seems to have been dropped so formation lap is green flag lap.

There's also Raceiver and Fuel Sample requirements but you might want to leave them out until next regs are out as I can see them getting dropped.

Feel free to delete this post if you want to keep tidy.
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Nice one Adam!,,,, really well layed out with all the links
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Thats a fair amount of effort there Adam, nice one.

I'm not sure anything I could do on Fiestas would compare to that, the above covers all the safety so I suppose if anyone wants to know anything I'm here to help. The 2012 ST Champion Dave Colville also pops in here from time to time.
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***SMRC 2013 possible new class ****
Just be suggested at the sports n saloons meeting tonight -

1601cc-2000cc n/a, treaded tyres type class (same as the upto 1600 cc clads)
So there might be a class C1 and C2 Smile
,,, anyone interested?
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this keeps playing on my mind of "things to do before or what i will end up die from". What class would my car go under? its something like 1595cc turbocharged fwd.

If I sold my go kart that would pay for the ards and my trailer licence, so is very tempting.
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I somehow missed this topic Shocked

very good post Adam.
Whats the craik about fuel sample valve/tank tihingy if any needed?

Got in date proper job on cage, seats, harness, ext etc
ards wont be hard (but more than bike racing req'd Shocked )

anytig else apart from nomex pants & gimp suit?
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Fire proof pants are not required for racing Wink.
The seat does need to be in date but does need to have been fia approved
In date harness is mandatory along with fuel sample point (msa requirements)
£100 plumbed in ext kit , £20 fia cut off, £15 rain light, £75 sample point - All from jjc
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cherry wrote:
this keeps playing on my mind of "things to do before or what i will end up die from". What class would my car go under? its something like 1595cc turbocharged fwd.

If I sold my go kart that would pay for the ards and my trailer licence, so is very tempting.


It would fit into B1 with the likes of me, HummuH, Mark Robson etc
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surely not if yous are awd?!
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cherry wrote:
surely not if yous are awd?!


B applies to any cars over 1600 just now or cars under 1600 but turbo charged.
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Fee could race in B if she removed Aero gubbins and used semi slicks.
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AK wrote:
Fee could race in B if she removed Aero gubbins and used semi slicks.

Shocked
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could..... thats the key word!
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i am going through this from scratch now so any updates to this will let you know
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