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.



Regulations

Supplementary regulations: 4th – 6th May 2018

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 CC
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 15132
Please note that the MSA Flag will be prominently displayed on the flagpole at the Simola Golf and Country Estate Clubhouse.

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 event is an INVITATIONAL competition open to all cars as categorised and defined in the following clauses 4.1 (Classic Car Friday), 4.2 (Road Car Supercar), 4.3 (Modified Saloon Car) & 4.4 (Single Seater & Sports Car) and is staged under CLUB STATUS.

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

Classes are based on formulas that have proved to be an overall success in previous events. 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) – 04th May

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. – 05th and 06th May.

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 – Hybrid, electric & solar powered

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.

4.2.2 Supercars are identified as including, but not limited to, cars of the following type: Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW M series, Ferrari, Jaguar F-Types, Koenigsegg, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes AMG, Nissan GTR, Pagani, and Porsche

4.2.3 Cars must be road legal and currently registered with number plates fitted and a licence disk, reflecting the applicable VIN, attached to the windscreen.

4.2.4 Limited 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.

4.2.5 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 4.2.4), 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.
The type of steering wheel is free.
Any additional gauges must be fitted within the spirit of originality.

4.2.6 It 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.

4.2.7 Only commercially available, street legal, non-competition tyres of the type specified by the car manufacturer as original equipment are permitted for use in the Road Car & Supercar classes. The Tyre Rule and Instruction as per clause 12 will be strictly enforced and adhered to.

4.2.8 Only standard road tyre and wheel combinations are permitted and must be in line with the manufactures original 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.

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

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

4.2.11 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 5 May 2018. 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 events 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 – 05th and 06th May

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

4.4 King of the Hill (Jody Trophy) – Single Seater & Sports Cars. – 05th and 06th May

Class Description
C1 Racing cars – 5 cylinder & above
C2 Racing cars – 4 cylinder – Naturally aspirated
C3 Open top, open fender, 4cyl – Nat. aspirated (Lotus7, Caterham, Birkin, Ariel Atom etc.)

4.5 The competition is open to invited drivers who hold a current, valid Motor Sport South Africa (MSA) Competition Licence and to international drivers in compliance with clause 4.5.1 below. Club (one event) licences are available at documentation. 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 FIA/MSA requirement for a valid Stress ECG test.

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

4.9 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 20 sec. 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 banned from further participation in the event.

5.4.7 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 time window for registration of Expressions of Interest will be from 3 October 2017 to 26 January 2018.

Competitors wishing to lodge an expression of intent to enter are requested to register online at www.jaguarsimolahillclimb.com . Expressions of interest will be duly considered by the organisers who will then issue an invitation to compete to successful applicants. Accepted drivers will be invited by no later than 9 February 2018. PLEASE NOTE: Expressions of interest 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 3 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 have reserved 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 Early Bird Lottery
6.2.3 Late Entry Charity Auction
6.2.4 Special guest invitees
6.2.5 Media
6.2.6 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 64 entries for Classic Car Friday.

6.3.3 The entry fees (incl. VAT) are as follows which includes R100 donation towards the Jaguar SA/Knysna Speed Festival Rebuild Knysna tree initiative: Fees are inclusive of electrical power (refer to 9.2) in the respective pit areas.
Classic Car Friday: All classes – R3 600,00
Classic Car Friday: Manufacturer Entries – R6 600,00
King of the Hill Shootout: All classes – R6 100,00
King of the Hill Shootout: Manufacturer Entries – R11 100,00

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 pit access tickets can be purchased online at: www.speedfestival.co.za/online-tickets/

6.3.3.2 Late entries received after 26 January 2018 may be accepted at the discretion of the organisers until close of business on the 29th March 2018.

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 30th March 2018

6.3.5.2 It is the competitor / entrant’s sole responsibility to complete the entry form in full, including insertion of the chassis number (for Class A cars only) of the vehicle at time of expression to enter. No applications for Class A will be considered without a bona fide chassis number. Applications received with false, fictitious or blank chassis numbers will not be considered for entry. The organisers will under no circumstances insert the chassis number for any competitor on the system.

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 3 October 2017 to 8 February 2018: 50% of entry fee will be forfeited
  • Cancellation after 9 February 2018: 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 a venue TBA in the Final Instructions as follows:
Classic Car Friday competitors: Thursday 3 May 09h00 – 13h30.
King of the Hill competitors: Thursday 3 May 15h00 – 17h00 & Friday 4 May from 08h00 – 13h30.

8.2 Scrutineering will take place as follows:
Classic Car Friday competitors: Thursday 3 May from 9h00 to 13h45 in Hedge Street, Knysna Central.
King of the Hill competitors: Thursday 3 May 15h00 – 17h00. Friday 4 May from 08h00 to 14h00 in Hedge Street, Knysna Central. After scrutineering, cars will go into parc fermé until the town parade.

8.3 The town parade (CCF) 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. 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. No speeding will be allowed during the parade. Cars can be driven or trailered by non-competitors where required.

8.5 It is compulsory for King of the Hill competitors to participate in an exhibition of cars in Knysna Main Road. 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 moved to the exhibition area in Main road. No speeding will be allowed while driving the cars between the two points.

8.6 The details, specification and, where relevant, chassis number of the competition vehicle as presented at scrutineering must match the details of the vehicle description as published in the Final Entry Form pertaining to the event.

8.7 Any competitor reported speeding or committing any sort of misconduct on public roads throughout the period of the event (thereby bringing Motorsport into disrepute) will be fined and/or excluded.

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 flattened 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 3 May 2018. 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 4 May 2018 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 party over the past few years and growing number of competitors, we now have to limit the number of invitees. This is essential due to the capacity of the venue and only fair to the Simola Hotel to allow it to cater adequately for the number of guests attending.
Each competitor entry will receive 2 complimentary cocktail wristbands for the function. Should you wish to bring additional guests, the cost is R250 per ticket. Additional tickets must be purchased in advance only, and will NOT be available for purchase at Simola on the day or at documentation. Please note that the number of tickets available are limited and are 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.

11. DRIVERS BRIEFING:

Drivers briefing will be held at the Start Line at 7.30am on Friday 4th and at 8.30am on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th. 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 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.

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:

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

15. END OF RUN:

Will be when the competitor crosses the finish line.

16. 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.

17. NOTICE BOARD:

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

18. RESULTS:

18.1 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.

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

19. PROTESTS:

Refer to the 2018 MSA Handbook.

20. 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.

20.1 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.

20.2 King of the Hill: On return to the pits only the overall winners 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.

20.3 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

20.4 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 as 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

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

21. 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.

22. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING:

A single layer Nomex fire proof suit, helmet, shoes and gloves are the minimum requirement for all participants and will be strictly enforced.

23. COMPETITION NUMBERS:

These will be issued by the organizers at documentation.

24. 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.

25. OFFICIALS OF THE MEETING:

MSA Steward: Francois Jordaan
Club Steward: TBA
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: TBA
Medical: Relay EMS
Environmental Officer: Daniel Bright
Commentators: TBA
Safety Officer: Ashwin Harri

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