Over the coming weeks we will continue to fine tune the rule book and give more clarity to particular rules and also modify some to give a fairer more sustainable playing ground. We aim to have the final version of the rules by end of February after which only very minimal changes will be made.
In short these are the changes we have made:
We have modified the Clubsprint rule under BODY by deleting the word “rear wing” so as not to conflict with the rules under AERODYNAMICS which states “Rear wing assembly design is free, must be single element only” and we have also clarified that “aftermarket side mirrors are permitted” .
We have also added that “all vehicles in Clubsprint Class must carry current road registration. Rally registration is acceptable” under COMPETITIONS Clubsprint Class. We have also clarified the rule stating “guard rolling” for this class. Also amended is the Clubsprint Class rule stating the vehicle must retain its original aspiration – it now allows cars like the Toyota 86 and BRZ to compete using a turbo or supercharged version.
The other big omission that we have had many people write to us about is the wings on Hatchback vehicles in Clubsprint Class. This now reads under AERODYNAMICS “except in the case of a hatchback where the wing can be no higher than 150mm from the highest point of the wing to the roofline and must be on the rear portion of the roof.” Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZO6 and ZR1 have been added to the list of cars not eligible to compete in Clubsprint Class.
Finally the biggest “wholesale” change we have made regards the minimum vehicle weights in both Open and Clubsprint Class. The only fair way around this is to put a percentage in as we did for Clubsprint. The percentage you can now lose from the lowest vehicle weight of a production version of the manufactured vehicle is 5% for Clubsprint, 15% for Open Class and 20% for Pro Class. While this may be better for some and not so good for others this is the ONLY fair way to move forward and in most instances you will see we are very close to the mark. We will be using “documented” vehicle manufacturer weights so there will be no confusion.
Please update your regulations to this current Version 1.2