Entry Procedure

Please read the regulations below before submitting your Intent to Enter.
Select event at the bottom of this page, and complete the forms that follow.

PLEASE NOTE: Competitor entry applications will close on 31 January 2019.

Regulations

Supplementary regulations: 2 – 5 May 2019

HELD UNDER THE GENERAL COMPETITION RULES, THE STANDING SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS OF MOTORSPORT SOUTH AFRICA AND THESE SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS PLUS ANY ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS, WHICH MAY BE ISSUED, TO THE COMPETITORS BY THE ORGANISERS.

1. PROMOTER AND ORGANISERS:

Organisers and Promoters:
Knysna Speed Festival (PTY) Ltd
PO Box 972, Knysna, 6570
Tel: 044 302 5777 / Fax: 044 382 7500
Email: info@speedfestival.co.za
Website: www.speedfestival.co.za

Key Contacts:
General enquiries: info@speedfestival.co.za / 044 302 5777
Competitor enquiries: Geoff Goddard – geoff@speedfestival.co.za / 083 303 4291
MSA enquiries: Sparky Bright – sparkyb@vodamail.co.za / 0419922951/082 340 0396

2. MOTORSPORT SOUTH AFRICA:

Permit No: MSA 15614
Please note that the MSA Flag will be prominently displayed.

3. CIRCUIT & VENUE:

Simola Hill at Simola Golf and Country Estate, Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa. (1.9km, Start to Finish lines, elevation: 153m) 34°01’02.7″S 23°01’42.9″E

4. EVENT & STATUS:

The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb consists of two separate INVITATIONAL events staged under CLUB STATUS: Classic Car Friday (CCF) and King of the Hill (KOH). The events are open to all cars as categorised and defined in the following clauses 4.1 (Classic Car Friday), 4.2 (Road & Super Car), 4.3 (Modified Saloon Car) & 4.4 (Single Seater & Sports Car).

The respective Road & Super Car, Single Seater & Sports Car and Modified Saloon Car competitions are equal in importance and stature and will be administered and promoted as such.

The request for invitation process for competitors hoping to be part of the field for the 10th running of the event will be open for online registration on the 1st October 2018 and close on 31st January 2019. Invited entries will be chosen through the Request for Invitation process by the JSHC Selection Committee. Clause 6 of these regulations refer:

Classes are based on formulas that have proved to be an overall success in previous events and new classes identified as being relevant. By submitting an entry, competitors must accept in the spirit of the event that the performance potential between vehicles within the classes is relatively wide due to the large variety of cars that enter.

4.1 Classic Car Friday (Classic Conqueror Trophy) – 3rd May 2019

Class Description
H1 Pre-war cars
H2 Pre-1965 road cars
H3 Pre-1985 road cars
H4 Pre-1970 race cars, single Seater, Sports & GT
H5 Pre-1990 race cars, single Seater, Sports & GT
H6 Pre-1990 racing saloon cars, 2 or 4 door, 4 cylinder.
H7 Pre-1990 racing saloon cars, 2 or 4 door, Rotary, 6, 8, & 12 cylinder.
H8 Re-created cars – conforming to original silhouette, but with modern running gear.

4.1.1 Classes H2 & H3 are specifically aimed at street legal, currently licensed road cars indicative of the period with conventional tyres (Tyre Rule and Instruction, clause 12 applies).

4.1.2 Tyre warmers and racing tyres (slick or semi-slick) are permitted in classes H4, H5, H6, H7 and H8 only. Refer to clause 12.4

4.1.3 Engines and drive train must be of the same Manufacturer, number of cylinders, capacity (liters) and aspiration to that of the car, period and spirit intended, with the exception of class H8. Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) are strictly forbidden for ALL of the above classes.

4.2 King of the Hill (Jody Trophy) – Road going saloon cars & Supercars. – 04th and 05th May 2019.

Class Description
A1 Road going cars – 4 cylinder – TC or SC, F or RWD
A2 Road going cars – 4 cylinder – TC or SC, 4WD
A3 Road going cars – 6 cylinder & rotary – TC or SC, 2WD
A4 Road going cars – 6 cylinder & rotary – TC or SC, 4WD
A5 Road going cars – 6 cylinder & rotary – Naturally aspirated
A6 Road going cars – 8 cylinder & above – Naturally aspirated
A7 Road going cars – 8 cylinder & above – TC or SC
A8 Road going cars – Hybrid, electric & solar powered
A9 Road going cars – SUV, SAV & Bakkies

4.2.1 All of the above ‘A’ classes are specifically aimed at standard production, road legal vehicles which are produced by a recognised manufacturer and are sold via their respective dealer networks.
Cars must comply with their original specification and in interpretation of these Road Going Car regulations “what is not specifically permitted is disallowed” Refer to GCR 226.

4.2.2Limited production variants with OEM approval may be considered for acceptance subject to the following:

  • A bona fide, widely published, detailed specification brochure (clearly indicating the changes and additions from standard specification) is to be submitted in pdf format via email to entries@speedfestival.co.za at time of online registration. The brochure or accompanying documentation must contain proof of OEM’s continued warranty cover.
  • The car is currently released and is available for order and purchase via the respective manufacturer’s global dealer network.

4.2.3 The body shape must represent the standard silhouette. No aerodynamic modifications or aids are allowed other than those fitted to the car as original equipment or as reflects in the brochure in the case of 4.2.4.

The vehicle interior must be as per the original model including seats (except driver’s seat which may be as per 4.2.6) door panels, roof lining and floor covering. Modifications are permitted to accommodate roll bars and roll cages. The driver’s seat bracket may be altered and the driver’s seat exchanged for a racing seat.

4.2.4It is recommended that Road Going Cars be fitted with driver’s seat with integral roll cage or equipped with a roll cage to MSA specification and FIA approved driver harness and seat. The Technical Delegate’s decision will be final in terms of safety to allow the car to run.

Exemption will only be granted to competitors on completion of an approved indemnity.

4.2.5 Only standard road tyre and wheel combinations are permitted for use in the Road & Super Car classes. The tyre type and dimensions must be in line with the manufactures original equipment specification for the model concerned as reflects in the owner’s handbook, specification brochure or tyre information decal affixed to the car.

Wheel dimensions are defined by their diameter, width of rim and offset. The Tyre Rule and Instruction as per clause 12 will be strictly enforced and adhered to.

4.2.6 Engine intake air filters – a direct replacement aftermarket or K&N type element may be fitted but may not be omitted

4.2.7 Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) are strictly forbidden for ALL of the above classes

4.2.8 To pre-empt cars not complying with the above and to avoid post event protests, the organisers will at drivers briefing specify a 30 min period to be scheduled before the first qualifying run on Saturday 4 May 2019. During this time competitors and/or one competitor representative with bona fide concerns regarding the compliance and legality of specific car/s are encouraged to raise such concerns directly with the event’s technical consultants.
In the event of a dispute, any contravention of the technical regulations will be deemed to afford an advantage, until the contrary is proven. Refer GCR 176.

Based on the outcome the Organisers reserve the right to move the car to an appropriate B class as per clause 4.9 if the car is found to be outside of the allowed technical specification. The Organisers will not allow the car to be returned to compliant specification during the event. The competitor will have the right to protest in terms of GCR 200(iv).

4.3 King of the Hill (Jody Trophy) – Modified Saloon Cars – 04th and 05th May 2019

Class Description
B1 Racing cars – Unlimited – 4 cylinder
B2 Racing cars – Unlimited – 5 cylinder & above 4WD
B3 Racing cars – Unlimited – 5 cylinder & above 2WD
B4 Racing cars – 8 cylinder & above – TC, NOS & supercharged
B5 Racing cars – 4 cylinder – Naturally aspirated
B6 Racing cars – 6 cylinder & rotary – Naturally aspirated
B7 Racing cars – 8 cylinder & above – Naturally aspirated
B8 Hybrid & Electric cars – Unlimited
B9 SUV, SAV & Bakkies – Unlimited

4.4 King of the Hill (Jody Trophy) – Single Seater & Sports Cars. – 04th and 05th May 2019

Class Description
C1 Single seater racing cars – 4 cylinder – Forced induction
C2 Single seater racing cars – 4 cylinder – Naturally aspirated
C3 Single seater racing cars – 5 cylinder & above
C4 Sports cars – 4 cylinder – Naturally aspirated
C5 Sports cars – 4 cylinder – Forced induction
C6 Sports cars – 5 cylinder & above

4.5 The competition is open to invited drivers who hold a current, Motor Sport South Africa (MSA) Competition Licence valid for Circuit Cars, Rally, Off Road Cars or Drag Racing and to international drivers in compliance with clause 4.5.1 below. Club (one event) licences are available at documentation subject to prior registration via the MSA webpage www.msaonline.co.za . Payment for these licences will be by means of credit / bank cards ONLY, no cash will be accepted.
All entries are subject to organiser’s and promoter’s discretion using criteria as the organisers deem fit at the time. Clause 6 of these regulations refers.

4.5.1 International drivers have two options for entry compliance depending on their existing licence status:

  • a) Compete with a valid competition licence from own country Motorsport governing or controlling body with provision and submission of a LETTER OF START PERMISSION from their country specific FIA affiliated sporting body.
  • b) Compete with a Motorsport South Africa (MSA) one event licence with provision and submission of a LETTER OF RELEASE from their own country specific FIA affiliated governing body, granting permission to compete with an MSA licence.

With either of the above options the following insurance related documents will be required:

  • Proof of insurance cover to participate in the event.
  • Proof of repatriation insurance.

4.5.2 Competitors of age 50 and older are reminded of the mandatory MSA requirement:

All competitors 50 years and older applying for a licence must submit a STRESS ECG to rashaad@motorsport.co.za no later than two weeks prior to the event for approval. For more info contact MSA 011 675 2220 (o/h). Stress ECG tests are valid for three years.
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4.6 Experience:
Competitors should have competed in at least 3 events sanctioned by any National or International Motorsport Body. Any entries where drivers have not completed such a minimum will be entirely at the discretion of the organisers.

4.7 No car can be entered with two drivers. No driver can compete in more than one car in a single event.

4.8 Drivers are allowed to compete in both events, but NO car can compete in more than one event.

4.9 If less than 3 entries per class be received the organisers reserve the right to cancel the class.

4.10 If the organisers become aware of any technical specification pertinent to the class the car is entered into or any competitor posts a time appreciably quicker than the appropriate performance envelope the organisers reserve the right to move the car into another class for the duration of the event.

5. EVENT FORMAT

5.1 Classic Car Friday:
There will be three open practice runs and three qualifying runs for all classes (H1 to H8). The fastest three competitors from each class, determined by the fastest times from the three qualifying runs, will go through to the respective class finals. The class final will be a single run shoot out to determine the positions and winner of each class. Thereafter, the ten fastest competitors, as determined from the three qualifying runs will go through to a further single run shoot out (starting order: 10th to 1st) to contest and determine the CLASSIC CONQUEROR.

Event Format – Classic Car Friday
Practice Runs Qualifiying Class Final Classic Conqueror
1 1 Top 3 in each class
go through to final.
Best time from the 3
qualifiying rounds
to count.
Single Run Shoot Out Single Run Shoot Out
2 2 Result:
1,2 & 3 in class
The ten fastest competitors
from Qualifiying 1,2 & 3.
Starting order: 10th to 1st
Result: Classic Conqueror
3 3

5.2 King of the Hill (Jody Trophies) – Saturday and Sunday:
There will be five open practice runs on Saturday for all classes followed by the first two qualifying runs. Sunday will commence with a warm-up run followed by a further four qualifying runs for all competitors. The fastest three competitors from each class, as determined by the fastest times from the six qualifying runs, will go through to the respective class finals in the form of single run shoot-outs to determine 1, 2 & 3 in each class.
Thereafter, the ten fastest competitors in each of classes A, B and C, as determined by the fastest times from the six qualifying runs, will go through to a further single run shoot-out (starting order: 10th to 1st) to contest and determine the KOH-Jody Trophy winner in each category as detailed below.

Event Format – King of the Hill – Jody Trophies
Saturday
Practice Runs Qualifiying
P1 Q1
P2
P3 Q2
P4
P5

 

Event Format – King of the Hill – Jody Trophies
Sunday
Warm-up &
Qualifiying
Top 3 in
each class go
through
to final.
Best time
out of 6
qualifiying
rounds to count
Class Finals Road Car,
Super Car
Shootout
Single Seater
& Sports
Car Shootout
Modified
Saloon Car
Shootout
Warm Up Single Run
Shoot Out
Single Run
Shoot Out
Single Run
Shoot Out
Single Run
Shoot Out
Q3 Result:
1,2 & 3 in Class
The ten fastest
cars from all
A classes,
qualifying rounds
1 to 6. Starting order:
10th to 1st.
Result:
KOH-Jody
Trophy

Winner only
to receive
trophy
The ten fastest
cars from all
C classes,
qualifying rounds
1 to 6. Starting order:
10th to 1st.
Result:
KOH-Jody
Trophy

Winner only
to receive
trophy
The ten fastest
cars from all
B classes,
qualifying rounds
1 to 6. Starting order:
10th to 1st.
Result:
KOH-Jody
Trophy

Winner only
to receive
trophy
Q4
Q5
Q6

5.3 Tiebreaker rules:
5.3.1 Class Finals:
In the event of a tie for any position in the Class Finals the competitor with the fastest qualifying time will be awarded the place. Should there still be a tie, the second fastest time will count.

5.3.2 Classic Conqueror and King of the Hill Shootout, Top 10 Qualifying:
In the event of a tie for the final (tenth) qualifying slot in the Classic Conqueror or King of the Hill Shootout the competitor with the second fastest qualifying time will be awarded the place. Should there still be a tie, the second fastest time will count.

5.3.3 Classic Conqueror and King of the Hill Shootout:
– In the event of a tie for any position from second to tenth place in the Classic Conqueror or King of the Hill Shootout the competitor with the fastest qualifying time will be awarded the place. Should there still be a tie, the second fastest time will count.

In the event of competitors posting identical times for first position a one-run shoot-out will be held to decide the outcome between these two competitors.

5.4 Starts
5.4.1 Starting positions will be in number order (refer to clause 24).

5.4.2 Timing will be by means of MSA approved transponders.

5.4.3 Transponders are to be mounted/affixed to cars on the right-hand side, no further forward than the driver’s torso (as seated) and no further than 0.5m to the rear of this position.

5.4.4 A “down arrow” decal will be affixed by the Officials to the right-hand side of the car at the lowest point in the vertical plane which corresponds to the actual transponder fixed position as specified in clause 5.4.3

5.4.5 At the start line, in readiness and prior to each timed run, a marshal will ensure that the car is in the required fore & aft position with the “down arrow” directly above and in line with a predefined transponder line located below and before the official start line.

5.4.6 Cars will start at approximately 20 second intervals. Competitors will be instructed (beckoned) by a Pit Marshal to join the pre-start queue in an orderly fashion. ONE practice start “burn out” will be allowed at the pre-start line only. This rule must be strictly adhered to; offenders will be excluded from further participation in the event.

5.4.7 Cars causing an undue delay by not being ready to enter the pre-start zone at the time the car ahead has left the start line will be penalised by discarding the time for that particular run.

5.4.8 In the Class Finals and Top 10 shootouts cars will start once the preceding car has crossed the finish line. Competitors will be instructed (beckoned) by a Pit Marshal to join the pre-start queue in an orderly fashion.

6. ENTRIES:

The Request for Invitation process will open from 1st October 2018 and close on 31st January 2019. Competitors wishing to lodge a Request for Invitation with their chosen competition car are requested to register online at www.jaguarsimolahillclimb.com. Request for Invitation applications will be duly considered by the organisers who will then issue a formal invitation to compete to successful applicants. Accepted drivers will be invited by no later than 8 February 2019.
PLEASE NOTE: Request for invitations are not accepted on a first come first serve basis but purely according to organisers’ criteria. However, we do recommend that applications are not left to the last minute as the selection procedure is an ongoing process.

The organisers have the difficult task of selecting the final entries for the event each year. The event is significantly over-subscribed each year resulting in a number of hopeful competitors being disappointed.

The single most important consideration applied is: what is best for the event as a whole.

In determining which applications to accept the Organisers evaluate a number of key factors, any single one or combination of two or more, could be the reason for an entry being accepted or rejected.

These include:

  1. How many cars have applied for a particular class (it is preferred to have at least three cars in each class but this is not always possible).
  2. How many of a particular type or model of car is in the class and / or event
  3. Who the driver is and his/her racing history.
  4. Is the driver a former overall winner of one of the categories (not class) of the event?
  5. Is the car special in any way?
  6. Will it have spectator appeal?
  7. Has the driver and/or car on the application remained the same for a number of years?

Our goal is to put on the best show that we can for competitors, spectators and general public alike.

We do not give previous competitors first option as we are aware that having exactly the same competitors’ year after year will make the event stagnate and lose appeal.

The organisers and promoters reserve the right to refuse any expression of intent without giving a reason as permitted in GCR, s 99(I) and 100. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified as soon as practicably possible.

6.1 Competitors that are approved will receive a system generated email confirming their invitation and will be required to make full payment at www.jaguarsimolahillclimb.com within 48 hours of the email being sent. Failure to make payment within the stipulated time will result in the entry application being rejected.

6.2 The Organisers may reserve a limited number of starting slots for special purposes which in certain circumstances will allow competitors that were not successful in securing an entry a late opportunity to gain an entry. The cost of these entries will incur premium pricing dependent on the type. The types available will be as follows (not all may be allocated in any one year):
6.2.1 Sponsors
6.2.2 Special guest invitees
6.2.3 Media
6.2.4 Manufacturer entries

6.3 General Terms & Conditions:
6.3.1 One online entry must be completed for each car – incomplete documentation will be rejected. No telephonic entries will be accepted.

6.3.2 A maximum of 84 entries will be accepted for the King of the Hill Shootout and 65 entries for Classic Car Friday. These entry numbers may be adjusted by the organisers at their discretion.

6.3.3 The entry fees (incl. VAT) are as follows:
Classic Car Friday: All classes – R3900
Classic Car Friday: Manufacturer Entries – R7100
King of the Hill Shootout: All classes – R6600
King of the Hill Shootout: Manufacturer Entries – R11 900

6.3.3.1 Entry fees include MSA levy and timing transponder. Each competitor will receive five
competitor passes (one competitor and four crew members) to the event, one event cap and
one parking sticker per event for the support vehicle. NO hospitality or meals are included
in the entry fee. Further access tickets can be purchased online at: www.speedfestival.co.za/online-tickets/. Pit access and hospitality tickets sell out quickly therefore we suggest that you purchase additional tickets sooner rather than later should you require.

6.3.3.2 Late Request for Invitations received after 31st January 2019 may be accepted at the discretion of the organisers until close of business on the 15th March 2019.

6.3.3.3 Classic Car Friday – Competitors and support crew will be allowed general and pit entry to the main event on Saturday and Sunday with their passes. Due to space limitations this does not include parking behind the pits

6.3.4 Transfer of a confirmed entry and driver to another person or competitor will not be allowed once the final entry list is published. Any change prior to publication of the final entry list is subject to the organiser’s discretion.

6.3.5 No change of competition vehicle from the registered and intended entry will be allowed once the final entry list is published. Any change prior to publication of the final entry list is subject to the organiser’s discretion.

6.3.5.1 In the interest of the event the organisers reserve the right to waiver rule 6.3.5 at their sole discretion until publication of final entry list on the 29th March 2019.

6.3.5.2 It is the competitor / entrant’s sole responsibility to complete the entry form in full.

6.3.6 The organisers reserve the right to request photographs or brochures of the car, complete in race trim (rear, in profile, & front) as part of the entry selection process.

6.3.7 Cancellations:
Should a competitor be forced to cancel his/her entry the following will apply:

  • Cancellation from 1 October 2018 to 8 February 2019: 50% of entry fee will be forfeited
  • Cancellation after 9 February 2019: 100% of entry fee will be forfeited. If an accepted competitor or vehicle cannot compete for any reason after this date the entry and the entry fee will be forfeited. The competitor will lose all rights associated with his / her entry except that the organisers will replace the 5 competitor passes with 5 pit entrance passes for the applicable days of competition in line with the accepted entry. Due to space constraints, no parking passes will be issued.

Refer GCR 96.

6.3.8 Acceptance of Rules:
Every person who participates in the event shall be deemed to be acquainted with these Supplementary Regulations and shall agree to the acceptance of same as published, amended or supplemented, and shall agree to be bound by same. Bulletins and Amendments will be emailed to each Competitor and published on the website www.jaguarsimolahillclimb.com under Regulations.

6.3.9 Improper Language or Conduct:
The success of the event has been built on a relaxed atmosphere and environment which allows all parties involved to enjoy themselves. While we acknowledge that the event has become more competitive over time and will continue to do so, the organisers are intent on continuing to keep an atmosphere of fun and camaraderie at all times. As such any issues, queries or disputes pertaining to the event or entries are to be handled in line with the MSA rule book and in the appropriate spirit of the event. GCR 172 will be strictly enforced in this regard.

7. ENTRANTS LICENCES:

Where the entrant is not the driver/rider, an Entrants licence must be obtained from MSA prior to the submission of the entry form, failing which the entrants name cannot be published in the programme.

8. DOCUMENTATION & SCRUTINEERING:

8.1 Documentation will be at the Welcome Centre, Knysna High School Sports Fields, Trotter Street, Knysna Central as follows:
Classic Car Friday competitors – Thursday 2nd May 2019 09h00 – 13h30.
King of the Hill competitors – Friday 3rd May 2019 from 08h00 – 13h30.

8.2 Scrutineering will take place as follows:
Classic Car Friday competitors – Thursday 2nd May 2019 from 9h00 to 14h30 in Hedge Street, Knysna Central.
King of the Hill competitors – Friday 3rd May 2019 from 08h00 to 14h30 in Hedge Street, Knysna Central. After scrutineering, cars will go into parc fermé in Hedge Street until the town parade.

8.3 The town parade and exhibitions have become exceptionally popular events within the Hillclimb with much anticipation from the public. As such there has been disappointment from spectators when cars/competitors do not participate. These activities now form part of the official Fan Fest which will be promoted to the public and expanded over time increasing their importance. Therefore, the organisers are re-introducing them as compulsory elements of the event as follows:

8.4 It is compulsory for Classic Car Friday competitors to participate in the exhibition of cars in Hedge Street and town parade. Competitors will be required to have their vehicles scrutineered and then park them in a demarcated holding area in Hedge Street until such time as the cars are called for the town parade which will take place in the demarcated Parade Strip in Waterfront Drive. Cars can be trailered where required. The parade will take place from 14h45 – 15h15 on Thursday 2nd May 2019. Any competitor requiring a waiver for these compulsory activities need to request permission from the Clerk of the Course prior to the scheduled times.

8.5 It is compulsory for King of the Hill competitors to participate in an exhibition of cars in Hedge Street and town parade. Competitors will be required to have their vehicles scrutineered and then park them in a demarcated holding area in Hedge Street until such time as the cars are called for the town parade which will take place in the demarcated Parade Strip in Waterfront Drive. Cars can be trailered where required. The parade will take place from 17h00 – 17h30 on Friday 3rd May. Any competitor requiring a waiver for these compulsory activities need to request permission from the Clerk of the Course prior to the scheduled times.

Please refer to Scrutineering and Parade map here http://www.speedfestival.co.za/spectators/access-maps/

8.6 The details and specification of the competition vehicle as presented at scrutineering must match the details of the vehicle description as intended in the entry documentation and published in the Final Entry Form.

8.7 Any competitor reported speeding or committing any sort of misconduct or illegal driving on public roads throughout the period of the event (thereby bringing the event and Motorsport into disrepute) will be fined and / or excluded. This includes driving at illegal speeds on the official track section at any time and in any car other than during official practice, qualifying and race sessions as indicated on the official event schedule.

8.8 Competitors may not take part in practice or any run on the course prior to the completion of documentation and scrutineering.

9. PIT & PADDOCK ALLOCATION:

9.1 The pit allocations will be notified in the final instructions once the number of entries for each class has been established. Classes will be pitted together, car numbers will relate to pit allocation and starting order. Teams with multiple class entries will be accommodated with early application at the discretion of the organisers. This will not be guaranteed in every case.

9.2 In the interest of further safety the Knysna Fire Department has requested that we do not allow individual petrol generators due to the fire hazard that they create. The Organisers will therefore supply a 15AMP plug point available for each car in each pit tent. All leads from these plugs must be fully unrolled. The cost of the generated electricity supply is included in the entry fee. NO INDIVIDUAL GENERATORS WILL THEREFORE BE ALLOWED IN THE PIT PRECINCT.

9.3 Upon completing their runs, competitors will be required to return to their allocated pits via the Simola Estate access road as directed by the marshals. Competitors are required to adhere to the indicated speed limit as a maximum and to respect all rules of the road and estate. Competitors failing to obey the rules of the road will lose their time from the run just completed. Should the organisers become aware of the infringement only at a later time they reserve the right to fine the competitor for the offence.

9.4 All cars other than those classified as “flatties” by the organisers will be required to return to the pits via the Simola Estate return access road in line with clause 9.3. The organisers will ensure that all such cars, defined as having a ground clearance of 50mm and above, will be able to drive over the re-profiled speed bumps. Should competitors not deemed to be “flatties” by the organisers fail to adhere to this rule and return to the pits down the hill, they will lose the time set in that run.

9.5 Competitors must switch position on route with the other competitor sharing a pit to assist with ease of returning to the allocated pit parking. Competitors will not be allowed to stop along the return route other than as per this clause.

9.6 Due to the limited space in the pit area and in order to prevent traffic congestion during loading and off-loading the following will apply:

9.6.1 Entrants in Classic Car Friday are reminded that they may only access their allocated pits from 14h30 onwards on Thursday 2 May 2019. Classic Car competitors must vacate their pit as soon as possible after the event on Friday afternoon but by no later than 16h30.

9.6.2 Entrants in the King of the Hill section of the event are reminded that they may only access their allocated pits from 17h00 onwards on Friday 3 May 2019 due to the Classic Car Friday event finishing at 16h00. Marshals will be on hand to coordinate movements.

9.6.3 Trailers / tow vehicles are to be removed from the pit area immediately after the off-loading operation has been completed and trailers are to be moved to the designated trailer park. The only exception to this rule will be with the permission of the Clerk of the Course.

9.6.4 At the end of the event on Sunday afternoon, trailers and tow vehicles are given priority to vacate the pit lane therefore no transporters are allowed into the pit lane until 17h30.

In recent years competitors have increasingly ignored the above directives creating huge congestion in the pit lane. We hereby urge competitors to respect the above in order to minimise the inconvenience for everyone.

9.7 Parking of competition and support vehicles on the lower road directly behind the pit complex is strictly prohibited. This area is to be kept clear for use as an emergency lane in terms of the disaster management plan. Competitors found parking in this area will lose all race times posted for the duration that their vehicles are parked in this restricted area.

9.8 Competitors requesting transporter (articulated trailer, interlink) access and parking are to notify the organisers in writing at the earliest opportunity once their entry has been confirmed. Parking for such vehicles is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis with race car units taking preference over hospitality units.

Accepted vehicles will be allocated a defined parking time which must be strictly adhered to in order to prevent traffic congestion for other competitors. Failure to adhere to this allocated time slot will result in your vehicle having to park outside the grounds.

9.9 Due to the very limited space and public safety requirements, no team motorcycles or scooters will be allowed in the pit lane or in front of the tented pit area.

10. PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:

10.1 The Programme of events is to be found at the end of these SR’s Please note this programme is provisional and may be changed. Should the organisers deem it necessary to change the timetable, a revised version will be published on the official notice board or issued to the competitors in the form of a bulletin. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme as necessary and combine or split classes prior to the closing of entries should the number of entries dictate.

10.2 Cocktail Party
Due to the increasing number of people attending the cocktail parties over the past few years and the growing number of competitors, we have had to split the CCF and KOH Welcome Cocktail functions and also limit the number of invitees.

This has become essential due to the capacity of the venues and only fair to the Simola Hotel and CCF Host to allow them to cater adequately for the number of guests attending.

Each competitor entry will receive two complimentary cocktail wristbands for the Welcome function. Please note that additional tickets may be available depending on competitor confirmations but are limited and if available these will be on a first come first served basis.

To purchase additional tickets please email: info@speedfestival.co.za indicating your competitor reference number and the number of tickets you require. We will then send you an invoice with the banking details.

CCF Cocktail
The CCF Welcome Cocktail will be held at the Parnell Bruce Collection, Uil Street, Knysna Industrial on Thursday 2 May 2019 @18h30 for 19h00

KOH Cocktail
The KOH Welcome Cocktail will be held at the Simola Hotel Forest Room, Old Cape Road, Knysna on Friday 3 May 2019 @18h30 for 19h00

11. DRIVERS BRIEFING:

Drivers briefing will be held at the Start Line at 7.30am on Friday 3rd May 2019 and at 8.30am on Saturday 4th May 2019 and Sunday 5th May 2019. All drivers must be present at drivers briefing. Representatives will not be allowed. Failure to attend drivers briefing, at which a roll call may be taken, may incur the imposition of a fine of R500.00.

12. TYRE RULE AND INSTRUCTION:

12.1 Racing tyres, slicks or semi slick are permitted for use in classes B, C & H4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 only.

12.2 All A class, H2 and H3 cars are to be equipped with commercially available, street legal tyres.

12.2.1 Tyres must be treaded road-legal tyres with tread visible on the surface of the tyre. Remoulded or retread tyres are not permitted and no full slick tyres or Semi Slick tyres will be permitted. The visuals hereunder refer:

12.3 Competitors competing in classes A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, and A8 are to select and nominate a minimum of 4 tyres for official marking PRIOR to the start of the qualifying rounds. For this purpose, a specific Technical Consultant / tyre control scrutineer will be on hand in the tented pit complex for official marking of tyres preceding the qualifying runs. The onus lies solely with the competitor to ensure that official marking of their nominated tyres is made prior to the qualifying rounds. From qualifying round 1 onwards, all times posted made on tyres without the official markings will be discarded.
Competitors needing further tyres are to approach the tyre control scrutineer for the marking thereof.

12.4 TYRE WARMERS, TYRE TREATMENT:

12.4.1 Tyre warmers are allowed in classes B, C & H only with the strict ruling that:

  • Cars remain in their allocated pit and are not moved to another area to pre-heat the tyres.
  • No car is to be left unattended for the duration of any period of warming.
  • Cars are not in any way allowed to delay start proceedings.

  • Cars out of position will miss their turn and forfeit a run.

12.4.2 Cars competing in all A classes and H2 & H3 may not utilise tyre warmers, tyre covers or any other means of heating the tyres or retaining the heat in the tyres.
No pre-treatment of tyres to improve traction such as “Trackbite” or any other chemical
compound is permitted.

13. FUEL HANDLING:

13.1 In the interest of safety and in compliance with FLAMABLE SUBSTANCE HANDLING legislation and procedures ALL bulk fuel brought into the pit/paddock area is to be stored in a designated holding area. For this purpose, a marked officially controlled container will be located on the lower road at the rear of the tented pit complex. Competitors are requested to mark their containers with their respective competition numbers prior to storage.

13.2 Cars are to be refuelled with a limited quantity of fuel and not filled to the brim, therefore reducing the risk of spillage and chances of fire. Competitors will be responsible to call a fire marshal to attend all times during refuelling. Bulk fuel is to be held in SABS approved metal containers. A maximum of 40 litres of fuel may be placed outside and to the rear of the tented pits during the actual running of the event only, after which ALL fuel containers must be returned for safe storage. Competitors in breach of 13.2 will be immediately disqualified and may not participate further in the event.

13.3 Competitors are to advise the organisers in writing at least seven days in advance of the event if they are using any non-pump fuels so that the required fire-fighting equipment can be on hand.

14 COMPETITION RUNS:

14.1 Should a competitor experience or encounter a defect with his/her car resulting in spillage of oil or fluids onto the circuit, immediate action is to be taken to move off the ideal line and to stop the vehicle at the nearest safe point at the side of the road. Under no circumstance is the car to be driven further. SSR 50 to be noted.

14.2 Competitors will be penalised for contact and dislodgement of corner apex markers during all practice and qualifying runs. Any transgression may result in the time for that particular run being discarded at discretion of the Clerk of the Course or Stewards.

14.3 Red flags / lights as shown and waved under the direction of the Clerk of the Course (GCR Appendix ”H” 4.) at each marshal point on the circuit, further indicating that competition runs have been terminated.

14.4 End of run will be deemed to be when the competitor crosses the finish line.

14.5 Competitors with cars deemed to be ‘Flatties” by the organisers in terms of 9.4 must supply their own specific support crew at the post run holding area at the Simola Hotel entrance. Under no circumstance will the Track Marshalls be available for assistance other than to coordinate the return run to the pit complex.

15. VEHICLE IMPOUNDING:

The organisers reserve the right to impound and examine any vehicle at their discretion for the duration of the event. Competitors will be responsible to provide the necessary tools and manpower accordingly.

16. NOTICE BOARD:

The official board is situated on the wall of the race office.

17. RESULTS:

17.1 Provisional results will be posted at the race office as soon as possible after each round and will become final (30) thirty minutes after posting. Refer to GCR, s 200(viii) & 276. These results are not to be removed & disciplinary action will be taken against anyone removing these results without authority. Additional copies can be obtained from the Race Secretary at the Race Office.

17.2 Official time records will be scored and validated from the results of the Class Finals, Classic Conqueror & KOH Shootouts only.

18. PROTESTS:

Refer to the 2019 MSA Handbook.

19. PRIZE GIVING:

The prize giving for the various classes will take place near the start line as soon as possible after the last run on Friday (Classic Car Friday) & Sunday (King of the Hill), once the results become final

19.1 Classic Car Friday: On return to the pits the Classic Conqueror winner will be waved forward to the start line area for Victory Lane format celebration.

19.2 King of the Hill: On return to the pits only the overall winners of the respective Road Car-Supercar, Single Seater & Sports Car and Modified Saloon Car categories will be waved forward to the start line area for Victory Lane format celebration.

19.3 Trophy allocation and awards:
Trophies will be awarded to Classic Car Friday and King of the Hill competitors as follows:

  • Class finals:
    • 1 to 3 competitors in class – first place only
    • 4 to 6 competitors in class – first and second place only
    • More than six competitors in class – first, second and third awarded
  • Classic Conqueror Shootout: P1- Classic Conqueror Trophy; P2 – Trophy; P3 – Trophy
  • Road car, Supercar Shootout: P1 – King of the Hill (Jody) Trophy; P2 – Trophy; P3 – Trophy
  • Single Seater, Sports Car Shootout: P1 – King of the Hill (Jody) Trophy; P2 – Trophy; P3 -Trophy
  • Modified Saloon Car Shootout: P1- King of the Hill (Jody) Trophy; P2 – Trophy; P3 -Trophy

19.4 Spirit of Dave Charlton floating trophies
A floating trophy will be awarded to a competitor in each of the Classic Conqueror and King of the Hill events taking into account the following criteria: The driver or team member who most reflects the Dave Charlton spirit of attention to detail and meticulous persistence across the full spectrum of car and team preparation leading to produce and deliver commendable performances in competition, or to the competitor or team member showing exceptional spirit and sportsmanship

19.5 The winners are expected to make every effort to attend as trophies will be forfeited for nonattendance. Competitor’s attention is drawn to GCR’s 280 & 281.

20. POSTPONEMENT, ABANDONMENT OR CANCELLATION:

The Organisers reserve the right to postpone, abandon or cancel the meeting or any part thereof. In the event of postponement, abandonment or cancellation, the Competitor/Entrant has no right to claim against the Promoter /Organiser in respect of any loss or damage that he may thereby incur, other than as specified in GCR244. The meeting will not be postponed, abandoned or cancelled without the consent of the stewards of the meeting.

21. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING:

Fire-resistant clothing must be in good condition and should be FIA-approved or locally produced by a recognised manufacturer from flame-retardant material. The clothing item must be clearly labelled to indicate whether it is FIA-approved or locally produced from flame retardant material.

22. COMPETITION NUMBERS:

These will be issued by the organizers at documentation.

23. ADVERTISING:

It is a condition of the entry that in addition to the advertising referred to in GCR 246, competing Vehicles shall also display the advertising, if any, as stipulated by the organisers and/or promoters. In line with South African legislation, no historical tobacco related livery or advertising will be allowed. To protect the event sponsors rights, competitor sponsor branding will be allowed but confined to the inside of their respective pit only. Any branding found outside of the competitor’s pit entrance, as defined by the marquee frame, will be removed.

24. OFFICIALS OF THE MEETING:

MSA Steward: Francois Jordaan
Club Steward: Lloyd Brown
Clerk of the Course: Sparky Bright
Sporting Director: Geoff Goddard
Competitor liaison: Whammy Haddad
Technical Consultant, Scrutineers: Alistair Pringle/ Guenther Meyer
Secretary of the Meeting: Lynne Bright
Chief Time Keeper: ZA Timing
Chief Marshal: Russel Williams
Medical: Relay EMS
Environmental Officer: Daniel Bright
Commentators: TBA
Safety Officer: Ashwin Harri

25. Competitor Events Schedule - 2019

Thursday 2 May
CLASSIC CAR FRIDAY
Documentation @ TBA, Kynsna 09h00 – 13h30
Scrutineering @ Hedge Street, Kynsna 09h00 – 14h30
Car display @ Hedge Street, Kynsna 09h00 – 14h45
Parade @ Waterfront Drive 09h00 – 14h45
WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTY
Classic Car Friday Welcome Cocktail Party @ Parnell Bruce Collection 18h30
Friday 3 May
CLASSIC CAR FRIDAY #Cars Start time End time
Practice 1 64 08h30 09h20
Practice 2 64 09h25 10h15
Practice 3 64 10h20 11h10
Qualifying round 1 64 11h15 12h05
Qualifying round 2 64 12h10 13h00
Lunch   13h00 13h30
Lunchtime Entertainment
Qualifying round 3 64 13h30 14h20
Class Final 24 14h25 14h50
Prize Giving   15h45  
KING OF THE HILL SHOOTOUT
Documentation @ TBA, Kynsna 08h00 – 13h30
Scrutineering @ Hedge Street, Kynsna 08h00 – 14h30
Car display @ Hedge Street, Kynsna 08h00 – 17h00
Parade @ Waterfront Drive 17h00 – 17h30
WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTY
King of the Hill Welcome Cocktail Party @ Simola Hotel 18h30
Saturday 4 May
KING OF THE HILL SHOOTOUT #Cars Start time End time
Practice 1 84 09h00 09h40
Practice 2 84 10h00 10h40
Practice 3 84 11h00 11h40
Practice 4 84 12h00 12h40
Lunch   13h00 14h00
Lunchtime Entertainment
Practice 5 84 14h00 14h40
Qualifying round 1 84 15h00 15h40
Qualifying round 2 84 16h00 16h40
Sunday 5 May
KING OF THE HILL SHOOTOUT #Cars Start time End time
Morning warm-up 84 09h00 09h40
Qualifying round 3 84 10h00 10h40
Qualifying round 4 84 11h00 11h40
Qualifying round 5 84 12h00 12h40
Lunch   13h00 14h00
Lunchtime Entertainment
Class Final 54 14h00 14h30
Road & SuperCar Shootout 10 14h40 14h50
Single Seater & Sports Car Shootout 10 14h50 15h00
Modified Saloon Car Shootout 10 15h00 15h10
Prize giving   15h40  
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