ELIGIBLE CARS: All cars must comply with the 2CVParts.com 2CV Championship and any additional specific regulations applicable to the event. Copies of these regulations may be downloaded from www.barc.net. Bulletins issued prior to the event will be available at sign on and also posted on the official notice board at the Signing On Office. All bulletins issued during the event will be posted on the official notice board.
ELIGIBLE DRIVERS: All drivers must be registered competitors with the BARC and 2CV Racing Club if they wish to be eligible for the National 2CV Championship points. Competitors who fail to produce a valid competition licence at ‘signing on’ may not be permitted to practice or race. Each car may have a maximum of four drivers and a minimum of three. A driver may only drive one car in the race. A driver may qualify more than one car during the official practice, but prior to the start of the race must nominate which car he/she is to drive in the race. membership for this event via their Entrant. Such drivers may not score . A driver’s qualifying time will only count for the car he/she nominates to race. Change of driver lineup for any car must be notified and authorised by the Clerk of the Course at least 30 minutes before the appointed time for a Qualifying Session to start. The Starting Driver must be nominated prior to the event according to the Championship Regulations.
ENTRIES: In the event of entries in excess of 46 cars, the first 46 full paid entries will be accepted. PLEASE NOTE: The organisers reserve the right to invite applications for entry from competitors and also decline entries without explanation. Entries open with the publication of these regulations - absolute priority will be given to entries who return there indication to race with the neccesary deposit before January 12th 2006.
QUALIFYING: The practice or qualifying period on Saturday will be timed for grid position. All drivers should complete at least three laps to qualify in an official Qualifying Session for a place on the grid. Starting positions will be decided on the basis of the fastest single lap recorded by the car. All 2CV drivers must complete at least three qualifying laps, at any speed, in the Saturday night-time practice session. All drivers and team managers must attend the Drivers’ Briefing and sign an attendance sheet. Team Managers are responsible for all actions of their drivers/crew members and for informing the Pits Office of driver changes during the event with the driver notification cards supplied.
DRIVING TIME: No driver may drive longer than three hours continuously and must rest for a period of one hour between stints at the wheel. No driver may drive for longer than 14 hours in total. These driving stints will include any time spent in the pits when a driver takes a car in and then rejoins the race.
STARTERS/GRID FORMAT: A maximum of 46 cars will be permitted to start the event. A two-by-two rolling start will be used behind a Safety Car. Grid positions will be determined by practice/qualifying times on Friday evening.
COMPETITION NUMBERS: Competitors are responsible for ensuring their cars carry competition numbers on each front door and on the nearside of the front bonnet facing the nearside (towards the time keepers). These numbers should be standard black MSA approved type on white background. In addition race numbers are to be carried on the nearside rearmost side window in white to assist timekeepers. Cars must also carry numbers in the same size in clearly contrasting colour to bodywork on the rear. If any number becomes obscure or difficult to read in the opinion of the organisers, they reserve the right to black flag the car concerned for rectification in the pits. All numbers must be in place during scrutineering.
TIMING: Will be by transponders. Monitors on the pit wall will operate on a continuous basis and printouts will be available every two hours, one set per team. Teams will also have the facility to plug into monitor sockets in the garages.
SIGNALS: During the hours of darkness conventional signals will be replaced by illuminated signals as follows:
SAFETY CARS: The Safety Car will be brought into operation to neutralise the race on the decision of the Clerk of the Course. When the order is given by the Clerk of the Course, all marshals posts will display stationary yellow flags, or lights, (which shall be maintained until the Safety Car’s intervention is over) and the Safety Car with its revolving yellow light operating will immediately join the track, regardless of the position of the leader and flashing yellow lights will be displayed at the Start/ Finish. All competing cars will be lined up behind the Safety Car maintaining an identical speed; OVERTAKING IS FORBIDDEN UNLESS A COMPETING CAR IS SIGNALLED TO DO SO FROM THE SAFETY CAR AND EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE FOR THE SAFETY CAR TO PICK UP THE LEADING CAR. Each time the Safety Car passes a marshals’ post the yellow flag will be waved continuously or yellow lights displayed while the Safety Car and cars following it remain in the section between this post and the next post. While the Safety Car is in service, competing cars may stop in their pits, and may rejoin the race immediately after the last car in the queue behind the Safety Car has passed the pit exit. They will take up position as the last car in the queue. The Safety Car will remain in action for at least as long as it takes the competing cars to line-up behind it. When it is called in by the Clerk of the Course, the Safety Car will first complete a full lap with the flashing light extinguished, which will be the signal for the marshals’ posts to withdraw their flags or extinguish yellow lights as soon as the last car in the train behind the Safety Car has left the section. Overtaking will remain forbidden until the Safety Car pulls off the circuit into the pit lane. Racing will resume as each cars passes the start/finish line where a green flag will be waved. Each lap while the Safety Car is out will count as a race lap.
STOPPING THE RACE: In the event of a major accident or severe adverse weather conditions the race will be stopped by showing a red flag, or red light in the hours of darkness, at the start/finish line. Competitors should complete ONE SLOW LAP and stop on the grid, where parc ferme conditions will apply. NO TEAM PERSONNEL ARE ALLOWED ONTO THE GRID. Any car in the pits at the time of the red flag should remain where it is. From the moment the race is stopped no work may be carried out on the cars unless specifically authorised by the Clerk of the Course. This includes cars already in the pits at the time the race is stopped. When the race is restarted it will be run to the timetable, unless conditions or force majeure dictate otherwise. Such conditions shall be decided by the Stewards in conjunction with the Clerk of the Course. The same driver who was racing at the time the race was stopped will continue at the restart, the period for which the race was stopped will count towards continuous driving times for the drivers in question. In the event of a prolonged stop the Clerk of the Course will provide specific instructions about driver change procedures. The grid for the restart will be in the order of general classification, one lap prior to the lap on which the red flag was displayed.
TECHNICAL: The Organisers reserve the right to select any car or cars for additional intensive eligibility scrutineering on the morning of the Race. Failure by cars to comply with both 2CV Racing Club Technical Regulations and the Event Supplementary Regulations will result in that car not being allowed to start. This scrutiny may involve the stripping of motor components but the organisers will allow a minimum of two hours to reassemble same prior to the start of the race. A maximum of two additional front driving lamps is allowed. They must be affixed to either the existing lamp bar or bodywork below the light bar. During the hours of darkness all drivers must have the following lights in working order: Two forward facing white headlamps; two side-door competition number lights (white, facing downward on top of each number) - rear number plate style lights or similar will be deemed satisfactory; two rear-facing tail lights and three working brake lights. Any car failing to comply with the above may be ordered into its Pits and not allowed to continue until it does comply. The definition of ‘Hours of Darkness’ when lights must be switched on will be solely at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course. Cars stopping on the circuit can only be worked on by the Driver with whatever tools are carried in the car. Identification lights on cars must not be red in colour, or flashing. Cars moved to a place of safety after an incident may rejoin the race if they can restart ‘on the button’ - CARS MUST NOT BE PUSHED ON THE CIRCUIT. Any car sustaining damage and pitting for repairs, whether instructed or not by race officials, must be re-scrutineered before re-entering the competition. No cars will be allowed to restart with any body panels missing. Weight checks may be carried out at any time during the race at the absolute discretion of the Clerk of the Course.
‘TOW BACK’: Notwithstanding the above, cars may be towed back to the Pits by the organisers if requested by the driver to do so, where they may be worked on as required. Cars so towed back will be subject to a five-lap penalty, which will be subtracted from their total up to that time. This ‘Tow Back’ rule will apply only up to the end of the 23rd hour of the race. After that time, the organisers will only tow to a ‘place of safety’ as above. The organisers reserve the right to prioritise “Tow Backs” as they occur for the overall good of the event or refuse to give one if they consider the car concerned too damaged or too difficult to move.
PIT PROCEDURE: The following procedures for pit allocation will be used: There are 13 garages, each with two doors. Most garages will have three cars in each, but up to five will have four cars. To minimise pit lane crowding, those with four will be interspersed between those with three. It may not be possible to satisfy everyone and the organisers decision will be final. To improve garage safety and security, a space app. 12’ wide out from the back of the garages will be railed off and can be used for storage and hospitality. It is not permitted to use reverse gear in the pit lane under any circumstances. All work including refuelling must take place on the pit side of the yellow line. During qualifying and racing cars may enter and leave the paddock only by the top (tower end) gate or through the garages. Only one person from each team may cross the pit lane to the barrier for signalling purposes. No umbrellas may be used at the trackside barrier. No structures will be permitted on the pit wall. Rain screens may be used, but not project above the pitlane handrail. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES must any refuelling happen outside of the pit lane at any time. Engines must be switched OFF during refuelling and any other work carried out on the car. No welding is permitted in the pits and officials may at any time ask that the car be taken into the paddock to be worked on if the work appears extensive or likely to disrupt the pits. Push starting of vehicles in the pits will only be allowed if it is under the direction of the pit marshals.
LIGHTS ON/LIGHTS OFF: A ‘LIGHTS ON’ board will be displayed at the Start Line when competitors are required to use their headlights. This board will be displayed for four laps. Headlights must then be used until a ‘LIGHTS OFF’ board is displayed at the Start Line at dawn. When the ‘LIGHTS ON’ sign is displayed all competition cars MUST use their headlights. During ‘LIGHTS ON’ cars must keep their headlights on until they stop at their Pit and turn their headlights on when leaving their Pit.
REFUELLING: During refuelling no work may be carried out on the car rearwards of the engine bay firewall, except that one person may work inside the car as long as both feet are touching the ground. Refuelling may only be carried out using a container approved and scrutineered by the organisers. The reference is the 20lt can available from Machine Mart. Once scrutineered, only that can which matches the car number can be used for that car. That can must have the appropriate, large and clearly visible number on it. No other cans will be permitted in or near garages and no decanting will be permitted for any reason. Each team must supply a two wheel sack truck or similar and strapping to secure the can. Fuel must be drawn only from the paddock filling station, using safety procedures which will be advised to you during training by Medifire Ltd. Standard fuel spouts will be issued by the organisers. Each spout will be coded and will be inspected at random by the scrutineers during the event. Any team found to be using any non-approved fuelling equipment or procedure will be subject to discipline by the Clerk of the Course.
A MEMBER OF EACH TEAM MUST ATTEND A TRAINING SESSION TO BE ORGANISED BY MEDI-FIRE AT A TIME TO BE APPOINTED. FURTHER DETAILS OF THIS MANDATORY TRAINING WILL BE SUPPLIED WITH FINAL INSTRUCTIONS.
Refuelling may not be used in such a way as to increase the fuel flow over the rate engendered by gravity and non-assisted airflow. The organisers reserve the right to instruct teams to modify their refuelling procedures on pain of exclusion from the event without assigning a reason. The team member who actually refuels the car during the pit stop must wear fireproof overalls, gloves and balaclava. The engine must be turned off during refuelling. Push starting will only be permitted if it is under the control of the pit marshals. Competitors should note that smoking will be prohibited in the Garages, Pits, Pit Lane and on the Pit Wall at all times and any member who violates this rule will cause his team to be summarily excluded.
RADIOS: It is strictly forbidden for any team to set up any kind of radio, electronic or electrical system by which they can communicate with the driver whilst he is in the car. Scrutineeers will be actively looking for anyone thought to be breaching this rule, and anyone found doing so will be reported to the Clerk of the Course. Any use of any kind of two-way radio system is banned anywhere on the circuit, apart from circuit officials and marshals. Mobile phones are a safety hazard in relation to petrol vapour, so must not be used on the pit wall, in the pit lane, inside the garages or in the area of the filling station.
CLASSIFICATION: To be classified a finisher the competing car must cross the finish line within five minutes of the chequered flag being held out at the end of the race and have completed at least 50% of the distance covered by the winner.
PARC FERME: At the end of the race all classified finishers will enter Parc Ferme as designated by the organisers. They will remain there for 30 minutes or at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.
DECALS: The organisers reserve the right to place three decals from the race sponsors on each car. This will be done with the agreement of the competitor concerned, but in the event of a lack of agreement the organisers’ decision will be final.
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