REGULATIONS

NKF Regulations

1.1. TITLE: - NORTHERN KARTING FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP.

1.2.         JURISDICTION:-  The Northern Karting Federation Championship is organised and administered by the Northern Karting Federation  in accordance with the General Regulations of the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports UK (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA) and these Championship Regulations.

 

1.3.         OFFICIALS:

1.3.1.      The Co-Ordinator  -  Mrs. Marion Fell

1.3.2.      Chief/Eligibility Scrutineer  - Mr. Malcolm Fell  

1.3.3..     Championship Stewards  -    Mr. Robert. Milloy, Mr. Hartley Timmins, Mr. Allan Cooper

 

1.4.         COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY:

1.4.1.      Entrants must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of the Northern Karting Federation Member Clubs and in possession of a valid 2019  MOTORSPORT UK Entrants Licence.  Competitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by the holder of a Kart PG Entrant’s licence who must sign on as Entrant of  that competitor.

1.4.2.      Drivers and Entrant/Driver must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of an N.K.F. Member Club, be registered for the Championship and be in possession of a valid  MOTORSPORT UK Competition Licence, minimum Kart National B novice.

1.4.3.      All necessary documentation must be presented for checking at all rounds when signing on.

 

1.5.         REGISTRATION:

1.5.1.      All members of a MOTORSPORT UK registered Kart Club affiliated to the Northern Karting Federation are eligible to register by completing a Registration Form and returning  the same to the Co-Ordinator or registering online.

1.5.2.      The registration fee for 2019 is £85.00.

1.5.3.      Each competitor must be registered with the Co-ordinator before the start of racing  for each class, or before each grid is full.   Any rounds completed before registration will not be counted. 

1.5.4.     By entering the Championship, each competitor agrees to abide by the Host Club regulations for their specific event which will be available on their website and by these NKF sporting regulations. 

 

1.6.         CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS:     The NKF Clubman Championship will be contested over six qualifying rounds with all heats and finals to count - Competitors may drop three  lowest heat scores and one lowest  final score. Should any round be cancelled, competitors will still be able to drop three heats and one final  scores from the total qualifying  rounds run

 

DATES AND VENUES  -                 APRIL 27/28                     MANCHESTER & BUXTON KART CLUB, WIGAN

                                                  JUNE 1/2                         DRAGON KART CLUB, GYG                                                                                                     JUNE 15/16                      CHESHIRE KART CLUB, HOOTON PARK

                                                  JULY 27/28                     LINCOLNSHIRE KART CLUB, FULBECK

                                            AUGUST 24/25                 CUMBRIA KART RACING CLUB, ROWRAH

                                           SEPTEMBER 14/15         WEST OF SCOTLAND KART CLUB, LARKHALL

                                                                 

                                                                All classes subject to a minimum registration of 5 competitors.

 

1.7.         SCORING FOR CHAMPIONSHIP:

1.7.1.      Points will be awarded to registered competitors only listed as finishers in the heats and finals as follows:  Club or guest drivers will be allowed in the grid and may be eligible for awards on the day but WILL NOT score points in the championship.

HEATS    -    1st  30,  2nd  29,  3rd  28,  4th  27  etc.  

FINALS   -    1st  60,  2nd  57,  3rd  55,  4th  54,  5th  53  etc  

Where the host club has the necessity to run an A and B final for any class, the NKF competitors in the B final will be scored downwards from the last placed NKF finisher in the A final.   

C. Finals -  0 points.   Non start for any race – 0 points points unless there is a B Final in which case A Final qualified drivers will get a position after all other competitors in the A Final and if more than one on the basis of grid position.

If any club that runs timed practice and two heats and a final, the timed practice will be scored as Heat 1.

Exclusion from a whole meeting will carry a penalty of minus 50 points and all three heats from that round will score 0 points and the final from that round will score minus 50 points and will be counted as a qualifying round – a minus score cannot be dropped as a worst round.   An exclusion from a heat or final can be counted as a dropped score provided the exclusion is not from the whole meeting.

All Championship rounds  will carry additional 15 signing on bonus points.  These points will be counted as a separate item and not as part of the  race points. This means that  race meeting points can still be counted as a dropped score if necessary but the 15 bonus points can still be counted.

In the event of a meeting being uncompleted for any reason the following will apply:
A) If an event is stopped prior to the completion of the heats in any class there will be no points or awards given for the event.
B) If an event is stopped after completion of the heats in any class the result will be declared on the grid position for the final and trophies and championship points awarded accordingly
C) Any refund of entry fees will only be considered if an event is stopped before official practice has taken place. If an event is stopped after official practice has taken place no refund of entry fees will be given.

 1.7.2,     The winner in each class will be the driver deemed to have the most number of points, less the required dropped scores. In the event of a tie, then the total of the dropped  final  will come into play. If the tie is not resolved by this method then the result will be decided by the total of the dropped heat scores.   If, for any reason,a heat cannot be run, then the average score from the two heats already run will be taken for the third heat.

 

1.8.         AWARDS:

1.8.1.      Trophies for rounds will be as per the host club supplementary regulations. Trophies at each qualifying round will be in line with the organizing Clubs regulations regarding trophies and awards.

1.8.2.      Trophies and awards for the championship will be awarded to each class winner and to other competitors for the overall final positions,  at a ratio of 1-4.

1.8.3.    Title to awards. In the event of any provisional result or Championship tables being revised after any provisional presentation and such revisions effect the distribution of any awards the competitors concerned must return such awards to the club or NKF promoters in good condition within 7 days.

1.8.4.      Entertainment Tax Liability

In accordance with current government legislation, the Northern Karting Federation and organising clubs are legally obliged to withhold tax at the basic rate on all payments to non-UK resident sportsmen/women and account to HMRC using form FEU1, the quarterly return of payments made to non-resident entertainers and sportsmen/women. That is, those persons who do not have a normal permanent residence in the UK. The UK does not include the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or Eire. This means that as the organiser, the Northern Karting Federation or organising club is required to deduct tax at the current rate applicable from any such payments they may make to non-UK residents. Under certain circumstances, it may be possible for competitors to enter into an agreement with the Inland Revenue to limit the tax withheld. Any application for such and arrangement must be made in writing and not later than 30 days before the payment is due. For further information contact HMRC Personal Tax International, Foreign Entertainers Unit, St John’s House, Merton Road, Liverpool L75 1BB. Tel: 0151 472 6488 & Fax: 0151 472 6483.

 

1.9.         COMPETITORS OBLIGATIONS

1.9.1.      It is mandatory for all competitors to attend all drivers briefings arranged by the Clerk of the Course.

1.9.2.      Title to awards  -  In the event of any provisional result or Championship tables being revised after any provisional presentation and such revisions effect the distribution of any awards, the competitor concerned must return such awards to the Northern Karting Federation in good condition within 7 days.

1.9.3.   It is a condition of acceptance of any entry for the NKF classes that drivers will display advertising  and sponsorship logos upon their racewear and equipment as directed by the Championship organisers in conformity with sponsorship agreements in place for the current season. This will include stickers upon helmet visors and  if so no other stickers shall be permitted upon helmet visors.  The NKF organizers will supply kart and helmet stickers which must be used to identify competitors, failure to do so may impose a penalty.

1.9.4.   All competitors winning overall trophies and/or prizes are obliged to collect their awards personally at the prize presentation, to be notified at a later date, otherwise they will be forfeit.

2.             JUDICIAL PROCEDURES:    

2.1          Rounds: In accordance with Section C of the current MOTORSPORT UK Yearbook  and the 2019  Karting Penalty Table of mandatory penalties as issued by the MOTORSPORT UK.  Breach of Regulations C3.5.1, with the exception of c, which will not apply.

2.2          Championship: In accordance with Section C of the current MOTORSPORT UK Yearbook and the 2019 Karting Penalty Table of mandatory penalties as issued by the MOTORSPORT UK.

2.3.         By being entered into the Championship all competitors, and their associates, commit to the MOTORSPORT UK Race ‘n’ Respect campaign and agree to positively promote and demonstrate the Racing Code which is appended to these regulations. 

2.3.1.     Where any reports of disrespectful conduct are judged to be well founded the Championship organisers may issue warnings or require remedial action and/or report the matter to the Championship Stewards who may impose appropriate penalties which can include loss of Championship points and/or race bans through to Championship expulsion and referral to the MOTORSPORT UK.

 

 

 3.            SPORTING REGULATIONS  -  CHAMPIONSHIP RACE MEETINGS AND RACE

PROCEDURE.

3.1.         ENTRIES:  Supplementary regulations and entry forms will be available to all Championship members on the host website and  in sufficient time for entries to be made prior to the closing dates.

3.1.1.      Competitors are responsible for sending in correct and complete entries with the correct fee to arrive prior to the closing dates, which will be shown in the S.R.'s.  Competitors who do not enter on the correct NKF form with the correct NKF fee may not be scored for that round.  Entries may be made online if the host club permits this, but should be clearly marked NKF competitor.

3.1.2.      Entries will only be acknowledged by request and if an S.A.E. is enclosed with the entry for that purpose.

3.1.3.      The entry fee will be £115  per round to include Saturday practice.   

3.1.4.      Entry fees will only be refunded if withdrawn prior to the closing date.

 

3.2.         PRACTICE:  Official practice will be the minimum period as specified in the  MOTORSPORT UK Regulations.

 

3.3.         GRID POSITIONS:

3.3.1.      The maximum grid will not exceed the MOTORSPORT UK Track Licence requirements for each track.

3.3.2.      For all classes, the grid positions will be allocated by receipt of entry except when specified otherwise in the S.R.'s.

 

3.4.         RACES:

3.4.1.      Race duration will be as specified in the S.R.'s for the meeting.

3.4.2.      Heats and Finals duration may be reduced in wet weather conditions or unforseen circumstances and will be announced on the dummy grid accordingly prior to the race.  Changes can also be made during racing for safety reasons.

 

3.5.         STARTS:

3.5.1.      Will be as  MOTORSPORT UK specific karting regulations U.7.8 , U7.8.1 and U7.8.2.Starts may be standing or rolling which will be as event SR’s or bulletin.  If a rolling start then penalties may be imposed on the pole position driver for speed considered to be too fast or too slow.  Penalties may also be imposed on the No.2 driver if considered to have broken formation prior to the start line.   

3.5.2.      Excessive weaving to warm up tyres is prohibited.

 

3.6.         RACE STOPS:

3.6.1.      Will be as  MOTORSPORT UK specific karting regulations U7.9, U7.9.1, U7.9.2 and U7.9.3.    

3.6.2.      Should the red flag be shown  -  all competitors will stop racing immediately, slow down and proceed to the start line or other place designated by the Clerk of the Course, unless the circuit is blocked, and stop.  No pushers, mechanics or anybody other than Officials shall come onto the circuit until instructed to do so by the Clerk of the Course.

 

3.7.         SCRUTINEERING:

3.7.1.      Pre-race will be as per S.R.'s.

3.7.2.     All competitors will be given a scrutineering document for which they have sole responsibility to complete correctly as per MOTORSPORT UK U.16.5.1 and U.16.5.2 and Kart Race Yearbook Appendix 4B including seal numbers if used, and in Formula TKM the chassis plate number, and hand to the Scrutineer at pre-race scrutineering. The card must be signed by the driver and, in the case of drivers under 18, also their entrant.  (The Chief Scrutineer hereby has limited discretion to correct obvious typographical errors on the card at Clubman/Nat B events)

These cards will be the only method used to check that each competitor is using at all times the equipment declared and presented by him/her at pre-race scrutineering.

3.7.3.      Post race scrutineering will take place after heats and finals and all results are deemed provisional until all karts are released by the Scrutineer and/or after completion of any Judicial or Technical procedures, including the testing of fuel, tyres or other components,  which may take several days.

3.7.4  Fuel should be as stated in MOTORSPORT UK regulation U16.17 and U16.17.1. The scrutineers may make fuel tests. At time during the meeting you may be requested by the Eligibility Scrutineer to replace under supervision the fuel in the kart with fuel that will be given to you by the scrutineer, for use for the remainder of the meeting.  The cost of this fuel is to be paid by the competitor prior to their next race.  Any driver suspected of having ineligible fuel after these tests will be obliged to pay a minimum fee of £500 deposit for an MOTORSPORT UK approved fuel test and the race results will be declared provisional.  Following such approved MOTORSPORT UK test where the fuel is found to be ineligible, the driver will be excluded from the results and his/her conduct may reported to the MOTORSPORT UK for consideration by a disciplinary tribunal. MOTORSPORT UK regulation D.34.1 and  Kart Race Yearbook 2019, App.4, section B, reg. B.1.1. applies.

3.7.5.    The scrutineers may make tyre tests.  Initial tests may be carried out by a portable detector to detect the application of illegal chemical substances applied to tyres, in contravention of MOTORSPORT UK regulation U16.9.6 as per Kart Race Yearbook 2019, App 4, Section G.

3.7.6.      At the discretion of the Chief Scrutineer, standard parts (eg ignition) or tyres (similar or better tread depth) may be supplied by the organizers and must, if requested, be exchanged.  These parts/tyres must be returned in good working order at the end of the meeting, unless the entrants part/tyres has been impounded for testing.

 

3.8.         RESULTS:                                                                                                                                           

3.8.1..     Post Race Scrutineering will take place after heats and finals and all results are deemed provisional until all karts are released by the Scrutineers and/or after completion of any Judicial or Technical procedures, including the testing of fuel, which may take several days. After 30 days the results will become final provided there are no appeals or tribunals outstanding that may affect those results. Any changes to the original provisional results will be published.                                                                                                                                               

 3.8.2.      Championship points tables will be  available on the website. They will become final 7 days after the posting date provided no queries are received.  Any queries regarding points must reach the co-ordinator in writing  within the stated 7 days.                                                                                                                                                  

3.8.3.      Where a host club runs the transponder timing system, this will be as per  Kart Race Yearbook 2019, Appendix  4, Section F,(points scheme as per hosting club).  Anyone not owning their own transponder will be able to hire one from the host club on paying the appropriate fee to the member club.

 

4.             CHAMPIONSHIP AND ROUND PENALTIES:

4.1.         INFRINGEMENT OF TECHNICAL REGULATIONS:

4.1.1.      Arising from post-race scrutineering or Judicial Action, an exclusion from the whole meeting will incur  MOTORSPORT UK regulations C.3.5.1a and C.3.5.1b.  C3.5.1c does not apply.

               

4.1.2.     INFRINGEMENT OF TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

The minimum action resulting from infringement of technical regulations arising from post race scrutineering or Judicial Action will be exclusion from the race or timed qualifying session, and the maximum action will be exclusion from the meeting (plus the provisions of MOTORSPORT UK regulations C3.5.1 a & b). This shall not apply in the case of drivers being underweight or in the case of a technical infringement due to an incident during a race, such as an Air box, exhaust etc. falling off. The penalty for these types of infringements, shall be exclusion from the race.

4.1.3.      Infringement of non-technical  MOTORSPORT UK regulations and the Sporting regulations issued herewith and individual S.R.'s  as per 2019 MOTORSPORT UK Judicial Procedure Regulations.

 

5.             TECHNICAL REGULATIONS:    MOTORSPORT UK 2019 Specific Karting Technical  Regulations apply together with the 2019 MOTORSPORT UK Kart Race Year Book Regulations and any KTE’s issued by the MOTORSPORT UK.      

5.1.         RACE CLASSES:    All classes in  Kart Race Year Book  will run, however, each class is subject to a minimum entry of  5 and should this minimum entry not be received then N.K.F. reserve the right to cancel the championship for that class and to return all registration fees.   

5.2.         CHASSIS:   All classes will be allowed one chassis. However, if damage occurs to the chassis which has been scrutineered for the meeting, if in the opinion of the scrutineer it is not practical to repair in time, one alternative chassis may be scrutineered in order to continue the meeting.

5.3.         ENGINES:     All classes are allowed two engines.

5.4.         FUEL:             MOTORSPORT UK compliant pump fuel only.

5.5.         TYRES:  For all classes will be as per the 2019 MOTORSPORT UK Kart Race Yearbook. All classes  will be allowed one set of slick tyres only per meeting with the exception of the Cadets classes. One front and one rear tyre if damaged may be exchanged at the discretion of the chief/eligibility scrutineer.  The tyre must be presented at scrutineering before the kart leaves the parc ferme area after a race.  Specific tyre regulations in place by each host club must be adhered to.    For IAME AND HONDA CADETS – two sets of tyres will be allowed for the whole championship,   One set from April to June and a second set from July to September. .  This means that new tyres are only allowed for the April  and July meeting only.     At any other time, competitors  doing the championship round cannot use slick tyres that exceed a maximum of 3.8m tread depth.   Wet tyres are open.

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ABkC Regulations

AP1.1. TITLE: - NORTHERN KARTING FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP incorporating

THE ABkC S.4 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR FORMULA KZ UK AND FORMULA 250 NATIONAL.

1.2.         JURISDICTION:-  The Northern Karting Federation Championship is organised and administered, in agreement with the ABkC, by the Northern Karting Federation  in accordance with the General Regulations of the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports UK  (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA) and these Championship Regulations.

 

1.3.         OFFICIALS:

1.3.1.      The Co-Ordinator  -  Mrs. Marion Fell

1.3.2.      Chief/Eligibility Scrutineer – Mr. Malcolm Fell

1.3.3..     Championship Stewards  -  Mr. Rob Milloy,  Mr. Hartley Timmins,  Mr. Allan Cooper

 

1.4.         COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY:

1.4.1.      Entrants must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of an ABkC  Member Club

and in possession of a valid 2019 MOTORSPORT UK Entrants Licence.

1.4.2.      Drivers and Entrant/Drivers must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of an ABkC affiliated club, be registered for the Championship and must be in possession as a minimum of a valid MOTORSPORT UK National "B" Kart licence (novices will not be permitted) or valid Licence and Medical issued by Motorsport Ireland (H26.1.1 & H26.1.5) or be a professional driver in possession of the highest grade of national Kart licence or valid CIK-FIA International Licence, together with their ASN’s written consent ((H)26.2 and FIA ISC Article 2.3.7.b applies).   Competitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by the holder of a Kart PG Entrant’s licence who must sign on as Entrant of that competitor.

1.4.3.      All necessary documentation must be presented for checking at all rounds when signing on.  

1.4.4.    If participation in the Championship requires absence from school, drivers in full time school education are required to have the approval of their head teacher and a letter stating such approval from his/her school in order to fulfil registration for the Championship.

 

1.5.         REGISTRATION:

1.5.1.      All members of an MOTORSPORT UK registered Kart Club affiliated to the ABkC and currently in membership and the Northern Karting Federation are eligible to register by completing a Registration Form and returning  the same to the Co-Ordinator. 

The registration fee for 2019 is £150.

1.5.2.      Each competitor must be registered with the Co-ordinator before the start of a round  or before each grid is full.   Any rounds completed before registration  will not be counted.

1.5.3.      By registering for the Championship all competitors, and their associates, commit to the MOTORSPORT UK Race ‘n’ Respect campaign and agree to positively promote and demonstrate the Racing Code.

 

1.6.         CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS:     The Championship will be contested as follows:

Five qualifying rounds for the Formula KZUK class and Six  qualifying rounds for the Formula 250 National class, with all heats and finals to count - Competitors may drop three lowest heat scores and one lowest  final score. Should any round be cancelled, competitors will still be able to drop three heats and one final  scores from the total qualifying  rounds run

 

 DATES AND VENUES –

MARCH 30/31                   Fulbeck Kart Club, Fulbeck                                          KZ UK and 250 Nat

                APRIL 20/21                      Dragon Kart Club, GYG                                                KZ UK only

                MAY 18/19                        Shenington Kart Racing  Club, Shenington               250 National Only

                JUNE 8/9                         Hunts Kart Club, Kimbolton                                         KZ UK and 250 Nat

                AUGUST 24/25                 Cumbria Kart Racing Club, Rowrah                          KZ UK and 250 Nat

                AUG 31/SEPT 1                 Rissington Kart Club, Rissington                                 250 National only

                SEPT 21/22                       Fulbeck Kart Club, Fulbeck                                           250 National only

                OCT 26/27                       Manchester & Buxton Kart Club, Wigan                KZ UK only

 

                                                               

 

1.7.         SCORING FOR CHAMPIONSHIP:

1.7.1.      Points will be awarded to registered competitors only listed as finishers in the heats and finals as

follows:  Guest drivers will be allowed and may be eligible for any awards on the day but WILL NOT score

points in the Championship. 

 

HEATS    -    1st 30,  2nd  29,  3rd  28,  4th  27  etc.                  FINALS   -    1st  60,  2nd  57,  3rd  55,  4th  54,  5th  53  etc   

 Where the host club has the necessity to run an A and B final for any class, the NKF competitors in the B final will be scored downwards from the last placed NKF finisher in the A final.   

C. Finals -  0 points.   Non start for any race – 0 points unless there is a B Final in which case A Final qualified drivers will get a position after all other competitors in the A Final and if more than one on the basis of grid position.

If any club that runs timed practice and two heats and a final, the timed practice will be scored as Heat 1.

Exclusion from a whole meeting will carry a penalty of minus 50 points and all three heats from that round will score 0 points and the final from that round will score minus 50 points and be counted as qualifying rounds, they cannot be dropped as worst scores. .   An exclusion from a heat or final can be counted as a dropped score provided the exclusion is not from the whole meeting.

All Championship rounds  will carry additional 15 signing on bonus points.  These points will be counted as a separate item and not as part of the  race points. This means that  race meeting points can still be counted as a dropped score if necessary but the 15 bonus points can still be counted.

 In the event of a meeting being uncompleted for any reason  the following will apply:
A) If an event is stopped prior to the completion of the heats in any class there will be no points or awards given for the event.
B) If an event is stopped after completion of the heats in any class the result will be declared on the grid position for the final and trophies and championship points awarded accordingly
C) Any refund of entry fees will only be considered if an event is stopped before official practice has taken place. If an event is stopped after official practice has taken place no refund of entry fees will be given.

1.7.2.      The winner in each class will be the driver deemed to have the most number of points, less the required

dropped scores. In the event of a tie, then the total of the dropped  final will come into play.  If the tie is not resolved by this method, the total of the dropped  heats  will come into play. If the tie is not resolved by this method then the result   will be decided by the number of 1st places gained in the finals, then 2nd places, etc until the tie is resolved.  If, for any reason, a heat cannot be run, then the average score from the two heats already run will be taken for the third heat.

 

1.8.         AWARDS:

1.8.1.      Trophies for each round will be as per the host club supplementary regulations. Trophies will be awarded to each class winner and to other competitors, for the overall final positions at a  ratio of 1-4.

1.8.2    The Number plates 1-10 will be awarded to drivers finishing in those overall positions in S4 ABkC Formula KZ UK  and Formula 250 National and those drivers will be able to use those number plates for the 2020 season commencing upon confirmation of  the overall results and as per Kart Race Yearbook Appendix 4, B.3.1 and 2. 
The organisers reserve the right to reduce the issue of number plates should there be less than an average from all rounds of 14 in any class. In such circumstances the numbers awarded will be at the sole discretion of the organisers and reflect a proportion of the average entry. The remaining numbers not issued will not be available to any other driver for use in the following season. (subject to revised MOTORSPORT UK Championship Regulations which will take precedence).

1.8.3    Perpetual trophies for the championship winners remain the property of the ABkC  and must be returned in good condition when requested.  All competitors winning overall trophies and/or prizes are obliged to collect their awards personally at the prize presentation otherwise they may be forfeit.

1.8.4.   Title to awards. In the event of any provisional result or Championship tables being revised after any provisional presentation and such revisions effect the distribution of any awards the competitors concerned must return such awards to the club or NKF promoters in good condition within 7 days.

1.8.5       Entertainment Tax Liability

In accordance with current government legislation, the Northern Karting Federation and organising clubs are legally obliged to withhold tax at the basic rate on all payments to non-UK resident sportsmen/women and account to HMRC using form FEU1, the quarterly return of payments made to non-resident entertainers and sportsmen/women. That is, those persons who do not have a normal permanent residence in the UK. The UK does not include the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or Eire. This means that as the organiser, the Northern Karting Federation or organising club is required to deduct tax at the current rate applicable from any such payments they may make to non-UK residents. Under certain circumstances, it may be possible for competitors to enter into an agreement with the Inland Revenue to limit the tax withheld. Any application for such and arrangement must be made in writing and not later than 30 days before the payment is due. For further information contact HMRC Personal Tax International, Foreign Entertainers Unit, St John’s House, Merton Road, Liverpool L75 1BB. Tel: 0151 472 6488 & Fax: 0151 472 6483.

 

1.9.         COMPETITORS OBLIGATIONS

1.9.1.      It is mandatory for all competitors to attend all drivers briefings arranged by the Clerk of the Course.

1.9.2.      Title to awards  -  In the event of any provisional result or Championship tables being revised after any

provisional presentation and such revisions effect the distribution of any awards, the competitor concerned must

return such awards to the Northern Karting Federation in good condition within 7 days.

1.9.3.   It is a condition of acceptance of any entry for the S4 ABkC classes that drivers will display advertising  and sponsorship logos upon their racewear and equipment as directed by the Championship organisers in conformity with sponsorship agreements in place for the current season. This will include stickers upon helmet visors and if so no other stickers shall be permitted upon helmet visors.  The NKF organizers will supply kart and helmet stickers which must be used to identify competitors, failure to do so may impose a penalty. It is a condition of acceptance of any entry that podium finishers will only wear the caps if provided by the organisers when receiving their awards and/or trophies. It is a condition of acceptance of any entry that a driver will, when so directed, by the Eligibility Scrutineer or his deputy carry mini-video cameras and recording equipment upon their kart. 
Breach of any of the conditions stipulated above may result in immediate exclusion from the meeting.

 1.9.4.   All competitors winning overall trophies and/or prizes are obliged to collect their awards personally at the prize presentation, to be notified at a later date, otherwise they will be forfeit.

2.             JUDICIAL PROCEDURES:      

2.1          Rounds: In accordance with Section C of the current MOTORSPORT UK Yearbook l and the 2019 Karting Penalty Table of mandatory penalties as issued by the MOTORSPORT UK.   Breach of Regulations C3.5.1, with the exception of c, which will not apply.

2.2          Championship: In accordance with Section C of the current MOTORSPORT UK Yearbook, and the 2019 Karting Penalty Table of mandatory penalties as issued by the MOTORSPORT UK.

2.3..        By being entered into the Championship all competitors, and their associates, commit to the MOTORSPORT UK Race ‘n’ Respect campaign and agree to positively promote and demonstrate the Racing Code which is appended to these regulations

2.3.1.      Where any reports of disrespectful conduct are judges to be well founded the Championship organisers may issue warnings or require remedial action and/or report the matter to the Championship Stewards who may impose appropriate penalties which can include loss of Championship points and/or race bans through to Championship expulsion and referral to the MOTORSPORT UK.

 

3.             SPORTING REGULATIONS  -  CHAMPIONSHIP RACE MEETINGS AND RACE PROCEDURE.

3.1.         ENTRIES:  Supplementary regulations and entry forms will be available to all Championship members on the host club website in sufficient time for entries to be made prior to the closing dates.

3.1.1.      Competitors are responsible for sending in correct and complete entries with the correct fee to arrive

prior to the closing dates, which will be shown in the S.R.'s.  Competitors who do not enter on the correct NKF form with the correct NKF fee may not be scored for that round.  Entries may be made online if the host club permits this, but should be clearly marked NKF competitor.

3.1.2.      Entries will only be acknowledged by request and if an S.A.E. is enclosed with the entry for that purpose.

3.1.3.      The entry fee will be £115 per meeting to include Saturday practice fees.

3.1.4.      Entry fees will only be refunded if withdrawn prior to the closing date.

 

3.2.         PRACTICE:  Official practice will be the minimum period as specified in the MOTORSPORT UK Regulations.

 

3.3.         GRID POSITIONS:

3.3.1.      The maximum grid will not exceed the MOTORSPORT UK Track Licence requirements for each track.

3.3.2.      For all classes, the grid positions will be allocated by receipt of entry except when specified otherwise in the S.R.'s.

 

3.4.         RACES:

3.4.1.      Race duration will be as specified in the S.R.'s for the meeting.

3.4.2.      Heats and Finals duration may be reduced in wet weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances and

will be announced on the dummy grid accordingly prior to the race.  Changes can also be made during racing for safety reasons.

 

3.5.         STARTS:

3.5.1.      Will be as MOTORSPORT UK specific karting regulations U.7.8 and U7.8.1. Starts may be standing or rolling which will be as event SR’s or bulletin.  If a rolling start then penalties may be imposed on the pole position driver for speed considered to be too fast or too slow.  Penalties may also be imposed on the No.2 driver if considered to have broken formation prior to the start line.   

3.5.2.      Excessive weaving to warm up tyres is prohibited.

 

3.6.         RACE STOPS:

3.6.1.      Will be as MOTORSPORT UK specific karting regulations U7.9, U7.9.1, U7.9.2 and U7.9.3.

3.6.2.      Should the red flag be shown  -  all competitors will stop racing immediately, slow down and proceed to

the start line, or other place designated by the Clerk of the Course, unless the circuit is blocked, and stop.  No pushers, mechanics or anybody other than Officials shall come onto the circuit until instructed to do so by the Clerk of the Course.

 

3.7.         SCRUTINEERING:

3.7.1.      Pre-race will be as per S.R.'s.

3.7.2.      All competitors will be given a scrutineering card which they have SOLE responsibility to fill in

correctly and hand to the scrutineer at pre-race scrutineering.  This must contain the following information -

Driver's name, class and race number, the chassis unique number as MOTORSPORT UK U.16.5.1 and U.16.5.2 and Kart Race Yearbook Appendix 4B including seal numbers if used.    The card must be signed by the driver and in the case of drivers under 18 also their entrant.  These cards will be the only method used to check that each competitor is using at all times the equipment declared and presented by him/her at pre-race scrutineering.

3.7.3.      At any post race scrutineering the chassis and engine number must be those stated on the scrutineering

card.  Should it be found that the chassis or engines and tyre bar codes if requested do not comply to the above requirements it will be

considered to be a matter of fact for which there will be no appeal.

3.7.4.      Post race scrutineering will take place after heats and finals and all results are deemed provisional until

all karts are released by the Scrutineer and/or after completion of any Judicial or Technical procedures, including the testing of fuel, tyres or other components, which may take several days.

3.7.5       Fuel should be as stated in MOTORSPORT UK regulation U16.17 and U16.17.1. CIK kart fuel 102 will be allowed. The scrutineers may make fuel tests.  Any driver suspected of having ineligible fuel after these tests will be obliged to pay a minimum fee of £500 deposit for an MOTORSPORT UK approved fuel test and the race results will be declared provisional.  Following such approved MOTORSPORT UK test where the fuel is found to be ineligible, the

driver will be excluded from the results and his/her conduct may reported to the MOTORSPORT UK  for consideration by a disciplinary tribunal. MOTORSPORT UK regulation D.34.1 and Kart Race Yearbook 2019, App.4, section B, reg. B.1.1. applies.

3.7.6.     The scrutineers may make tyre tests. Initial tests may be carried out by a portable detector to detect the application of illegal chemical substances applied to tyres, in contravention of MOTORSPORT UK regulation U16.9.6 as per Kart Race Yearbook 2019, App 4, Section G.

3.7.7.      At the discretion of the Chief Scrutineer, standard parts (eg ignition) or tyres (similar or better tread depth) may be supplied by the organizers and must, if requested, be exchanged.  These parts/tyres must be returned in good working order at the end of the meeting, unless the entrants part/tyres has been impounded for testing.  At any time during the meeting you may be requested by the Eligibility Scrutineer to replace under supervision the fuel in the kart with fuel that will be given to you by the scrutineer, for use for the remainder of the meeting.  The cost of this fuel is to be paid by the competitor prior to their next race.

 

3.8.         RESULTS

3.8.1.      Post Race Scrutineering will take place after heats and finals and all results are deemed provisional until all karts are released by the Scrutineers and/or after completion of any Judicial or Technical procedures, including the testing of fuel, which may take several days. After 30 days the results will become final provided there are no appeals or tribunals outstanding that may affect those results. Any changes to the original provisional results will be published.                                                                                                                                                

3.8.2.      Championship points tables will be posted on the website after each round. They will become final 7 days after the posting date provided no queries are received.  Any queries regarding points must reach the co-ordinator in writing  within the stated 7 days.

3.8.3.      Where a host club runs the transponder timing system, this will be as per the M.S.A. Kart Race

Yearbook 2019, Annex 4, Section F, (points scheme as per hosting club).  Anyone not owning their own transponder will be able to hire one from the host club on paying the appropriate fee to the member club.

 

4.             CHAMPIONSHIP AND ROUND PENALTIES:

4.1.         INFRINGEMENT OF TECHNICAL REGULATIONS:

4.1.1.      Arising from post-race scrutineering or Judicial Action, an exclusion from the whole meeting will incur

MOTORSPORT UK regulations C.3.5.1a and C.3.5.1b (C3.5.1(c) does not apply).   

 

4.1.2. INFRINGEMENT OF TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

The minimum action resulting from infringement of technical regulations arising from post race scrutineering or Judicial Action will be exclusion from the race or timed qualifying session, and the maximum action will be exclusion from the meeting (plus the provisions of MOTORSPORT UK regulations C3.5.1 a & b). This shall not apply in the case of drivers being underweight or in the case of a technical infringement due to an incident during a race, such as an Air box, exhaust etc. falling off. The penalty for these types of infringements, shall be exclusion from the race.

4.1.3.      Infringement of non-technical  MOTORSPORT UK regulations and the Sporting regulations issued herewith and

individual S.R.'s  as per 2019 MOTORSPORT UK Judicial Procedure Regulations.

 

5.             TECHNICAL REGULATIONS:   All karts must conform to the MOTORSPORT UK and ABkC regulations set out in the 2019 MOTORSPORT UK Kart Race Yearbook and where indicated the 2019 MOTORSPORT UK Yearbook, plus any amendments issued by the ABkC or the MOTORSPORT UK.

5.1.         RACE CLASSES:    Formula  KZ UK and Formula 250 National.  Each class is subject to a minimum entry of 10 and should this minimum entry not be received then N.K.F. reserve the right to cancel the championship for that class and to return all registration fees.

5.2.         CHASSIS:   All classes will be allowed one chassis.  However, if damage occurs to the chassis which has been scrutineered for the meeting, if in the opinion of the scrutineer it is not practical to repair in time, one alternative chassis may be scrutineered in order to continue the meeting.

5.3.         ENGINES:     All classes are allowed two engines.

5.4.         FUEL:            MOTORSPORT UK karting compliant pump fuel only as per U16.17.  CIK kart fuel 102 will be allowed.

5.5.         TYRES:         For each class will be as follows-

FORMULA KZ UK                          Tyres as per MOTORSPORT UK Kart Race Yearbook and any amendments, only Le Cont tyres are permitted.  Slick tyres may be supplied by the organisers to all competitors in which case a bulletin will be issued with details and price.

 

FORMULA 250                                 SLICKS – DUNLOP DFH   5inch      WETS – VEGA W5

All classes  will be allowed one set of slick tyres only per meeting.  One front and one rear tyre if damaged may be exchanged at the discretion of the chief/eligibility scrutineer.  The tyre must be presented at scrutineering before the kart leaves the parc ferme area after a race

MOTORSPORT UK CHAMPIONSHIP PERMIT NO. – FORMULA 250 NATIONAL

NKF 2019                            MOTORSPORT UK CHAMPIONSHIP PERMIT NO. – FORMULA KZ UK