Lockbreaker Autotest 06/08/2020
THOROUGHBRED SPORTS CAR CLUB (NI) LTD
6 August 2020
Lockbreaker Autotest - Supplementary Regulations
1. The TSCC will organise a Clubman’s Permit Autotest on Thursday 6 August 2020 at Kirkistown Racing Circuit, Rubane Road, Kircubbin, BT22 1AU. This is the first TSCCNI event since the total suspension of all motorsport in the UK and fairly tight restrictions still apply. All competitors must realise that social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to, both physically and in spirit and all measures taken by the club to allow the event to take place must be adhered to. This country is still at risk of a resurgence of the virus and if anything was to happen and it be traced back to a motorsport event, the implications for this club and motorsport in general could be catastrophic. Any breach of the measures we will be putting in place will be dealt with severely at club and Motorsport UK level. Apart from that…..we’re there to have fun!
2. The meeting will be governed by the General Regulations of the Motorsport UK Ltd., (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting code of the FIA), these Supplementary Regulations and any written instructions that the organising club may issue for the event. As the event is being held at Kirkistown, attention is also drawn to the 500Motor Racing Club COVID19 document , 500 MRCI Protocol for COVID-19, Updated 17.07.20, which will be uploaded to the TSCCNI website for your perusal.
3. Motorsport UK permits 118520 (Autotest) and 119519 (Production Car Autotest) have been granted.
4. Due to the circumstances and the reduction of club events this year, entry is being limited only to all existing elected members of the TSCC (NI). All competitors must produce a valid membership card.
5. The programme of the meeting is – Circuit opens, event admin from 5.30pm, 1st car starts 6.00pm with up to 3 runs at up to 3 tests, all tests may not count towards final results . Scrutineering and signing on declarations are now included in the Rallyscore entry system to reduce contact however a random check may occur.
6. The event shall consist of classes as follows –
Class 1 - Historics, pre ’85
Class 2 - Sports cars up to 1600cc Class 6 - Non original cars (ie engine & suspension swap)
Class 3 - Sports cars over 1600cc Class 7 - Specials
Class 4 - Saloon cars up to 1600cc Class 8 - Juniors
Class 5 - Saloon cars over 1600cc
Car classes will be organised at the Club’s discretion.
As the Club Championship for this year has been abandoned, this event is not a championship round.
7. ALL COMPETITORS, INCLUDING THOSE SITTING WITH JUNIORS WILL REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF A RS CLUBMAN LICENSE
8. The entry list opens on publication of these regulations and the opening of the Rallyscore page for this event. Entries must be made via Rallyscore at www.rallyscore.net. Entries will not be accepted until paid in full. The Rallyscore entry page will open on Thursday 23rd July at 8:00pm (hopefully!)
9. The entry fee is £25, or £15 for juniors. Dual entries are permitted as per Motorsport UK regulations D17.1 and D17.1.1, however they must be from the same immediate family.
10.Due to the implications of the COVID19 restrictions and the change to how the event may be run and managed, the maximum entry for the meeting has been limited to 36. The minimum is 30. Should the minimum figure not be reached the organisers have the right to cancel the event
11.Competitors are to mark their cars with their allocated competition number. The number must be visible in the top RH corner of the car windscreen. It may be internal or external, sticker or marker.
12. WITHDRAWN ENTRIES WILL INCUR AN ADMINSTRATION FEE OF £5, up to the day before the event, after which the entry fee will be forfeited in full, unless a reserve can be found.
13.Officials are -
Event Steward Mike Wilson
Clerks of the Course Tony McLaughlin
Deputy CoC TBA (poss John Clarke)
Secretary Colin McBride
Assistant Gordon Fogarty
Results Colin McBride
Scrutineers Self scrutineered under COVID19 rules.
COVID19 Officer John Clarke
Provisional results will be published as soon as possible following the end of the event, and a copy of the final results will be posted on the Club and ANICC websites. All appeals must be lodged within 30 minutes of provisional results be finalised.
14.Any protest must be lodged in accordance with Motorsport UK Regulations C5.1 – 5.7.
15.Copies of test diagrams will be posted on the club Facebook Page 1 week in advance of the event.
a. Timing will be by an online system called Sapphire, with a back-up system using stop watch, to the nearest 0.10 second.
b. The starting signal will be verbal
c. The order of attempting tests will be as instructed at drivers briefing
d. Competitors must run in order, unless permission is granted by the CoC, failure to comply may result in a 30 second penalty.
e. If a car breaks down, and is repaired the driver may re-join at the end of the group.
16.Practising will not be allowed and may result in disqualification, no walking of the course is allowed. This may seem onerous, but is necessary to reduce the risk of contact between competitors. In general, competitors are not encouraged to leave their vehicles. With this in mind, no chuckwagon will be in attendance and competitors should bring their own refreshments if they so desire.
17.Penalties will be as follows as per Motorsport UK Yearbook table M7-
a. Pylons, striking any barrier - 5 seconds per offence
b. Lines, failure to stop astride a line as requested – 5 seconds per offence
c. Not performing test correctly – fail. NB fail = fastest time in class, on that test plus 20 seconds.
d. There will be a maximum time for each test which will be fastest time in class plus 20 seconds.
18.Juniors – Must be over 14 years of age. Cars must be a standard production car, have all 4 seats fitted and be by definition a touring car not exceeding 1400cc. One passenger holding a full RTA MUST accompany juniors. Only cars driven by juniors are permitted to carry a passenger, unless special permission is sought from CoC. Under COVID rules, the passenger must be an immediate family member. No spectators are allowed, however family members driving competition cars to the event for younger members are allowed.
19.Competitors are responsible for the accuracy of the times entered on their timecard and the maintenance of it throughout the event. They are also responsible for ensuring that their name and class appear on timecard.
20.Competitors are remined of noise limits – Motorsport UK regulations J5.17.1-8 – J5.18.1-11. In respect of the circuit rules, the competition must end by 9:00pm.
21.In the event of a tie, total penalties accrued by each competitor will be compared after the 1st visit to each test. If this fails to resolve the tie then the total penalties accrued on the 2nd visit will be considered, and so on until the tie is resolved.
22.In accordance with Motorsport guidelines the TSCC have 2 Child Safeguarding Officers, Fel McIlroy 07712 0551149 and Kevin McNamee 07774 811133 who can be contacted if required.
23.Judges of Fact shall be all Officials named above, all signed on marshals, excluding drivers, plus anyone nominated by the CoC.
24.Tyres from lists 1b & 1c are NOT permitted as per 2020 Blue Book M4.7 (page 198). All other road going E marked tyres are permitted.
All queries should be addressed to the Secretary of the Meeting, Colin McBride on 07792 369670, or by email to –