2009 BLUE BOOK REGULATIONS REGARDING AUTOSOLOS

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2009 BLUE BOOK REGULATIONS REGARDING AUTOSOLOS

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Organisers’ Regulations applying to AutoSOLOs

AutoSOLOs
44. Only sealed surfaces can be used for AutoSOLO
tests which must be run in an all-forwards direction.
45. The course must consist of a series of gates,
slaloms and turns of at least 90° every 60m. The
maximum spacing of cones in a slalom along the line of
the test is 20m. Turns of over 90° must be on a
minimum radius of 5m.
46. All lines, or pairs of adjacent markers, forming part
of any all-forward test must be a minimum of 3m and a
maximum of 4m long or apart.
47. Markers should be not less than 1m in height,
unless the Supplementary Regulations (SRs) or test
instructions specify otherwise.
48. A typical test is illustrated in Appendix 1, Drawing
number 48.
Test Procedures
49. Drivers will be considered under Starter’s orders
when instructed by an Official to proceed to the Start
line. Drivers then failing to proceed may forfeit their run
or may be penalised in accordance with D 1(a). A start
will only be valid if made under the vehicle’s own
power.
50. Deleted.
51. Timing at completion of a test must be based on
the leading wheels (on the same axle) crossing the
Finish line. Penalties will be applied for failure to cross
the line, or alternatively, if timed to a flying finish, for
crossing the baulk line. In the event of Competitors
performing a test incorrectly, their times must still be
recorded, together with the appropriate penalties.
52. In any diagram illustrating a test, the dimensions
should be approximate and for guidance only.
Indications of the direction of travel of the competing
cars when crossing a line, or passing between markers,
must be shown unless specified otherwise (ignoring
‘shunts’ to avoid markers).
53. A maximum penalty (see D 1(c)) will be applied if a
competitor fails to follow the prescribed test route by
passing the wrong side of one or more markers,
without correcting the mistake by returning to the point
where they deviated from the test diagram, before
crossing the test finish line.
54. Deleted.
55. Clerks of the Course wishing to define direction of
travel between markers should include any necessary
marked line(s).
56. In the event of re-run caused by a timing failure, the
greater number of penalties incurred in either run will
be added to the time taken in assessing the
performance on that test.
Marking
57. Judges must be appointed to each test to
adjudicate on:
• False starts
• Touching markers and not following correct route.
58. Competitors will be provided with a score card for
the Organisers to record times and penalties at the
completion of each test run 64. Marks will be lost for
time taken (if applicable) and for any infringements of
the test instructions, such as striking a marker or
crossing a boundary line [59-61].
Results
59. To be classified as a finisher, Competitors must
complete not less than half of the tests and must hand
in their score card to Officials within 15 minutes of all
other Competitors completing the final test.
60. Competitors will start with zero marks. All Class
awards must be calculated on the basis of penalty marks
lost, with the Competitor incurring the least penalty
points being judged the winner. In the event of a tie, the
Competitor who was first to have the lesser penalty from
the start will be adjudged the winner, unless another
method of resolving ties is stated in the SRs.
61. Performance will be assessed as in Table D1,
unless the ‘Marks Lost’ stated are modified by the SRs.
See Appendix 1, Table D1.

Competitors’ Regulations applying to AutoSOLOs
Licences
62. Competitors must produce a valid Club
membership card and, where required, a valid
Competition Licence [A 17, A 20, Section C(a)]. They
must declare on their entry form if they hold a valid RTA
Licence. Competitors holding a Full RTA Licence may
use any vehicle allowed by the Technical Regulations.

Minimum Ages AutoSOLOS
63. Entries may be accepted from Drivers who are 16,
or 17 and over without a full RTA Licence, provided the
vehicle used is by definition as a ‘touring car’.
Instructions to Competitors
64. Before the start, cars and Competitors must be
checked for eligibility. Any Competitor not reporting as
instructed may be fined, penalised, excluded or forfeit
their starting position. No Passenger is allowed to be
carried in any timed test.
65. Cars competing in AutoSOLOs must comply with
Technical Regulations 67-69 and C(b). A car may not
be entered to compete for the same award more than
twice, unless Permitted by the SRs, and in all
circumstances it must be driven by different Drivers.
Supplementary Regulations
66. The Supplementary Regulations must specify:
• *Details of the tests or when these details will be
notified to Competitors
• *The number of runs per Driver and how these
count towards the results
• *The method of identifying cars
• *The method of timing and whether or not the
timing apparatus is started by the car or by the
starting signal
• *The starting signal.
Technical Regulations applying
to AutoSOLOs
All AutoSOLOs

67. Vehicles competing in AutoSOLOs must comply
with the following:

• Body (including Aerodynamics)
• Body shape must conform to the original silhouette
of the production vehicle and retain the original layout
of engine and transmission
• Bumpers can be removed and wheel arch
extensions added
• An effective windscreen or Aero-type screen must
be fitted
• Engine must comply with C(b)-10.
• Silencing must comply with silencing levels in
C(b)-23.
• Safety: all open cars and Specials are
recommended to fit safety roll-over bars to at
least C(c)-31-35.
68. The following parts of C(b) remain unmodified by
this section: Chassis; Seating; Suspension; Brakes;
Steering; Tyres; Cooling; Oil Systems; Fuel Systems;
Electrical Systems; Weight/Ballast; Exhausts;
Silencing.
69. Miscellaneous
• Every AutoSOLO car must have been driven to the
event, must be currently registered (no trade plates),
taxed, insured and, where appropriate, in possession
of a valid MOT certificate which must be available for
scrutiny at the event.
• Whilst on the Public Highway, vehicles must
comply with all Statutory Regulations as to
Construction and Use
• Battery-powered and light commercial vehicles
may compete in appropriate Classes, subject
to SRs
• Production cars whose original wheelbase
is less than that specified in C(b)-26(g) are
Permitted.

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Suplimentary regulation sections refered to in main text abo

Post by Administrator_old » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:00 pm

(c) B 10
10. Engines

• If forced induction is used, the coefficient will be
1.7:1 unless stated otherwise in Specific Technical
Regulations or SRs.
• Be equipped with a positive method of throttle
closing by means of external spring/springs so that in
the event of failure of any part of the throttle linkage
the throttle(s) are sprung closed.
• Vehicles fitted with electronic throttle control as
standard original manufacturer’s equipment for that
vehicle are exempt from this requirement.

(c) B 23
23. Silencing

Section ‘C’ 100db at 0.5m and 88db at 2.0m for: STAGE RALLY, AUTOTEST, TRIALS, CCV
MAXIMUM AT 4,500 RPM

The reason for Silencing (SOUND CONTROL) is to
reduce environmental impact and to keep Motor Sport
running. Environmental Protection legislation has
increased the pressure on activities generating noise
and Local Authorities have the power to suppress any
noise source deemed to be causing a nuisance. Our
system of control is acceptable to most Environmental
Bodies and must be considered as part of eligibility to
Compete in events.
• All competing vehicles are subject to mandatory
silencing, unless a specific waiver for that Class, or
Formula is granted. Where specified as mandatory, a
silencer must be used, irrespective of the exhaust
sound generated without it.
• Vehicles which comply with the Technical
Regulations of FIA Formulae and Championships set
out in the current FIA Yearbook and other FIA
approved Champion-ships, Series and Cups which
are participating in races for such Formulae,
Championships, Series and Cups at meetings which
have been entered on the FIA International Calendar
are exempt from MSA sound test requirements but
must comply with the sound test requirements set out
in the appropriate Formulae, Championship, Series or
Cup Regulations.
• Silencing is not mandatory for the following
categories of vehicle but is strongly recommended,
and may be made mandatory in the SRs at the
request of the Circuit/Venue owners:
(a) All cars of periods A to D. (This does not include
events any part of which takes place on the Public
Highway where national laws will apply.)
(b) Formula 1 and other single seater racing cars of
periods E and F.
(c) Drag race vehicles.
• For British Formula Three, British GT and British
Touring Car Championships the sound test shall be
conducted as set out within these regulations with the
engine running at 3/4 maximum speed, the sound
level meter at a height of 0.5 metres above the
ground (± 0.1 metre) located at 45° to and 0.5 metres
distant from the exhaust with a maximum permitted
sound level of 118dB(A).
• Special regulations apply to High Speed Oval
formulae and are only applicable when racing on high
speed oval circuits.
• Temporary Silencers, by-pass pipes or the inclusion
of temporary parts to achieve silencing requirements
are prohibited. Officials may refuse to carry out
Sound Checks on vehicles utilising temporary parts
in exhaust systems. Organisers are empowered to
exclude in such situations.
• Sound levels may be reduced following changes in
EU Regulations.
• Circuit/venue owners/organisers may impose
additional restrictions in SRs.

(c) c 31-35 Rollcages
31. The compulsory diagonal member for all events
except rallies can be fixed as illustrated in all basic
rollcages (Appendix 2, drawings 5 & 6). The
combination of several diagonal members is Permitted.
32. The different types of optional rollcage reinforcing
members are shown in Appendix 2, drawings 7 to 12.
Each can be used separately or combined with others.
These reinforcements can be installed in each of the
basic rollcages (Appendix 2, drawings 1 to 4). Minimum
material specification is as in 26-27.
33. For all Touring Car rollcages homologated by the
FIA after 1999, the presence of the rollcage in the door
aperture must comply with the following criteria (see
illustration FIA 253-17D):
• Dimension A: Minimum 300mm
• Dimension B: Maximum 250mm
• Dimension C: Maximum 300mm
• Dimension D: Maximum 100mm (from upper
corner of windscreen, without
the seal)
• Dimension E: Not more than half the height
of the door aperture.
34. MSA-certified and non-homologated rollcages
constructed after 2000 in accordance with Appendix 2,
drawing 12 must also comply with the above dimensions.
35. Vehicles of FIA Periods A-Z with a valid FIA Historic
Vehicle Identity Form or an MSA-approved Vehicle Log
Book/Identity Form/Passport must be fitted with a
rollbar/rollcage as specified within the papers issued
for each individual vehicle.

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