Rule Book

Rule Book 2019 April 1st 2019 to March 31st 2020

Rule 01
Number plates must be fitted front, rear and both sides. Constructed of a pliable material and to be 200 mm x 150 mm. No competition number may consist of more than two digits. Computer typed numbers may not be used. Number plates must be kept clean (weather permitting).
Number plate colours
Grass Karts  
70cc White on Green
90cc White on Blue
125cc 2 Stroke Black on Yellow
125cc 4 Stroke White on Red
250cc 4 Stroke White on Green
250cc 2 Stroke White on Red
   
Road Karts  
Cadets Red on Yellow
Junior & Senior Honda 160 Black on Yellow
Junior Max White on Red
Pro Karts Black on Yellow
100cc air-cooled Black on White
100cc water-cooled Black on White
Formula Blue Black on White
175/200c Twins White on Green
Senior Max White on Blue
125 gearbox Road White on Green
250cc OPEN Black on White
Rule 02
Number plate colours

Union JackRace Starts
CheckeredRace Ends
Black and White StripeWarning, you are being observed
BlackDisqualification from race
BlueDon’t take evasive action but hold your line as karts are approaching from rear
YellowCaution. No overtaking until incident has been passed
RedRace stopped
Red and Yellow held up TogetherMarshal summoning First aid or Ambulance
Rule 03 Classes / Grass Only
G(1) Class 70cc shall consist of Standard 4 stroke Honda C70 engine.
Fitted with a Standard Production 3 speed gearbox.
Participants in this class must be 8 years of age and under 14 years of age at the first race meeting of the season.
This applies to both Grass and Road Meetings.
Diameter of slide may not exceed 13 mm. Carburetor throat size of 15 mm high and 11 mm wide.
G(2) Class 90cc shall consist of Standard 4 stroke Honda C90 Engine.
Fitted with a Standard Production gearbox.
Participants in this class must be over 8 years of age and under 14 years of age at the first race meeting of the season.
This applies to both Grass and Road Meetings.
Diameter of slide may not exceed 15 mm. Carburetor throat size of 18 mm high and 13 mm wide.
No Monkey Bike parts allowed.
G(3) Class 125 4s – 125cc 4 Stroke Juniors
For drivers aged 12 to 16 years old.
Honda CBR or Sonic (CBR import scooter) fitted with a starter motor engines only.
Must run carburetors no injection.
Injection model engines maybe run if they have been retrofitted with the carburetor.
Carburetor, Ignition CDI, stator and flywheel pickup must all remain standard.
Starter motor must be fitted and in working order.
Tuning is legal to any other part.
1mm max overbore is allowed.
G(4) Class 125 4s – 125cc 4 stroke Seniors
Honda CBR or Sonic (CBR import scooter) fitted with a starter motor engines only.
Must run carburetors no injection.
Injection model engines maybe run if they have been retrofitted with the carburetor.
Carburetor, Ignition CDI, stator and flywheel pickup must all remain standard.
Starter motor must be fitted and in working order.
Tuning is legal to any other part.
1mm max overbore is allowed.
G(5) Class 125 2s Seniors – Shall consist of engines up to 125cc 2 stroke.
G(6) Class 250 2s Seniors – Shall consist of engines up to 250cc 2 stroke 1 piston only.
G(7) Class 250 4s Seniors – Shall consist of engines up to 250cc 4 stroke.
G(8) Grass Tyres Duro HF213 4 Ply Tyre 13 x 5.00 – 6 Front and Rear.
Front tyres can be cut only.
G(9) Nose cones are not allowed on at Grass race meetings.
G(10) Grass Grid positions will be allocated on an even basis. Twelve or more karts in a class at a grass meeting will necessitate the class being split into two heats.
G(11) Grass Meetings shall consist of 5 heats of 6 laps. (This may change if the weather or circumstances require it).
Rule 03 Classes / Road Only
R(1) Honda GX160 (junior)
13-16 years of age.
Honda GX160 engine must remain standard and unmodified.
Chassis and Tyre choice is open.
R(2) Prokart
A lower age limit of 16 years or over at the first race meeting of the season or the written permission of the Committee shall apply to this Class. This class will consist of Karts with 163cc engines + .75 maximum overbore. Inlet and exhaust valves shall remain standard. Bore and stroke will also remain standard. Only dished Concave Pistons will be allowed. Cleaning of ports will be allowed (no enlarging or polishing of ports) the only tuning allowed will be valve springs. Jets up to 75 and the fitting of an Aluminum Flywheel. Nose cones must be fitted.
R(3) Cadets
Age restriction of 8-12 years.
Honda GX160 engine only, must remain standard and unmodified.
Comers will now race in the Junior Open class.
Chassis and Tyre choice is open.
R(4) Junior Max
Age 11-16
Engine as per Rotax specification engine. Seals in tact.
Chassis and Tyre choice is open.
R(5) Senior Max.
Engine as per Rotax specification with sealed engines. Unsealed engines will run in an open senior class. Rear brakes only.
Chassis and Tyre choice is open.
R(6) 100cc – Minimum age 16 years
Any 100cc Rotary engine or Reed engine. Unsealed engines will run in an open senior class. Rear brakes only.
Chassis and Tyre choice is open.
R(7) 125 Gearbox – Any 125cc Air/Water cooled engine.
Chassis and Tyre choice is open.
R(8) 250cc – Minimum age 16, Any 250 Air/water-cooled engine.
Chassis and Tyre choice is open.
R(9) When the Clerk of the Course declares a wet race, then all drivers must go out with wet tyres.
R(10) All karts must start from a rolling start.
R(11) Road Grid positions will be allocated on an even basis.
R(12) Road Meetings shall consist of 4 heats of 8 laps. (This may change if the weather or circumstances require it).
All Following Rules Apply To Both Grass And Road
Rule 04
Age Limits. Junior drivers 8 to 16 years of age. Senior drivers 16 year and over. Must be 16 years old at the start of the race season (April 1st) in order to race as a senior.
Rule 05
Anyone wishing to have an engine stripped for any reason must pay a deposit of £100.00 and having made the request for this to the Clerk of the Course. Any examination of an engine will be under the supervision of the Technical Inspector. Any request taken up must be carried out at the Committees discretion within 48 hours at a venue agreed by all.
The Kart being kept under club supervision.
The Clerk of the Course, Technical Inspector or Committee have the right to have an engine stripped without paying the above fee.
If found proven then a one season ban will be imposed.
Rule 06
Fuel must be a two stroke mixture. Petrol and oil only. Except in oil injection engines and Honda C70cc/90cc engines.
All fuel must be either 4 star/unleaded and commercially available at roadside filling stations. All other fuels/additives are illegal. Anyone caught using illegal fuel/additives will be banned.
Rule 07
Karts must be rigidly built having no more than two rear tyres and two front steering tyres. The track must not exceed 114.30 cm. The length must not exceed 182.88 cm. Grass karts must be fitted with a protective rear bumper. This must protrude at least to the centre line of the rear tyres. It must be a minimum height of 460 mm from ground level. The gap between the bumper and the rear tyre must not exceed 80 mm. Any new member turning up at a race meeting without a rear bumper will be warned once. If a bumper is not fitted by the next race meeting with rear mud flaps. The Technical Inspector will keep a written record of all problems found during the technical inspection. All grass karts must have a back bar at least 2” higher than the drivers
helmet.
Rule 08
All Junior 70cc karts must be fitted with a rear bumper as above in Rule 07 at both Grass and Road meetings. Super 70cc must have a rear bumper fitted for Grass and Road meetings.
Rule 09
Silencers must be fitted securely and be within the chassis limits where possible. Any Kart found to create excessive noise will be required to fit a silencer or new exhaust. This will be before the next race meeting. The end of the silencer on Gear Box Karts must point downwards. Any exhaust falling from a Kart or proving to be excessively noisy. Then the Kart will be Black Flagged. The problem must be rectified before the Kart can race again.
Rule 10
Chain guards must be fitted and be of adequate proportions.
Rule 11
Protective overalls, crash helmets, goggles and gloves must be worn at all times during racing and practice. Failure to do so will mean the driver being taken out of the race. (Leathers are not compulsory). Helmets and safety equipment will be checked at technical inspection. Any Kart involved in an accident will have to be retechnically inspected before racing again. The driver concerned must have permission from medical personnel if present, or a club official before racing again.
The Helmet must be checked by the Clerk of the Course if necessary.
The Helmet may not be allowed to be worn again.
Drivers must accept that a helmet mounted camera may compound any head and
neck injuries, should they be involved in an accident.
Rule 12
All drivers must obey orders and instructions given by Technical Inspectors and marshals. Failure to do so could lead to disqualification by the Clerk of the Course.
His decision shall be final.
A senior club official only shall be the Clerk of the Course.
Rule 13
No Kart to be started in the pit area unless the drive wheels of the ground (i.e. kart has no traction)
Engines should then be cut before the Kart returns to the pits.
No Kart to be driven in the pit area.
Rule 14
All drivers must sign in themselves and present their Kart for technical inspection. No Kart may be taken out on the track until it has been technically inspected.
No Kart may be run, until it has been technically inspected.
Rule 15
At Grass Meetings, all karts must start from a stationary position on the grid. If mechanical breakdown of the clutch prevents this and every effort has been made to repair it, then the Kart must start at the back of the grid. Any Kart stalling more than once on the grid, will, at the discretion of the Starter be placed on the back of the grid.
Rule 16
No one will be allowed to join the race once it has started.
Rule 17
Karts will be given no more than 2 heats break, to do repairs.
Rule 18
The race will cease upon the leader completing the required number of laps. All competitors taking the checkered flat thereafter providing their Kart is mechanically propelled over the finishing line will receive their relevant position points. (1 lap must have been completed).
Rule 19
Points will be awarded as follows: 20, 18, 16, 14, Etc.
Rule 20
Champion driver will be the driver gaining most points from the points meetings.
The Road GP doubles up as a Championship points round, but the Grass GP doesn’t, giving them both 6 rounds each.
There will no longer be any dropped meetings, low scores etc.
Rule 21
Class entries of six or less, trophies will be awarded as follow, 1 Kart = 1 trophy, 4 Karts = 2 trophies, 6 or more = 3 trophies. Juniors always 3 trophies Grass and Road.
Non winners = 1st place only. All comers = 1st place only.
Rule 22
No major club trophy may be won outright. A driver winning a major trophy three years running will be awarded a suitably engraved trophy.
Rule 23
In the event of a point tie, the driver finishing in the highest position in the first race will be the winner. In the event of a points tie for championship trophies, the driver finishing in the highest position at the first race meeting will be the winner (if there is still a points tie, then the driver finishing in the highest position in the first race will be the winner).
Rule 24
The Champion of Champions race will be run after the Grand Prix heats and
final. Karts will be handicapped by class and placing from the Grand Prix Finals. The
first Junior/125 4 stroke/Senior Kart over the line will receive the Champion of
Champions Trophy which is presented at the Annual Trophy Presentation Evening.
Rule 25
All incidents and complaints should be reported to the Clerk of the Course. His decision will be final.
Right of Appeal. An appeal may be made in writing to the Club Secretary within 28 days of an incident. This will then be discussed by the Club Committee whose decision shall be final.
Rule 26
Bad driving, drivers will be warned at the drivers meeting, then left to the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.
Karts going off the track during racing, must rejoin at the same or a lower race position. (This must be done safely and without gaining places.) Karts persistently going off will have points deducted.
Rule 27
Bad driving. Cutting up but no contact/deliberately pushing someone out.
On receipt of a complaint
1st offence, WARNING.
2nd or subsequent offence, BLACK FLAG AND POINTS DEDUCTED.
Off-track misconduct.
Driving in the pits at a Race Meeting. Banned from meeting.
Abusive behaviour towards someone else.
1st offence, VERBAL WARNING
2nd or subsequent offence, BANNED FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON from the time of the offence. (This covers drivers and spectators)
Rule 28
Track layout shall be the responsibility of the club members regarding size, shape etc. Only club officials may change this during a meeting.
Rule 29
A. In the event of a driver racing more than one Kart (different classes) each Kart must be technically inspected and signed in.
B. Karts may be co-driven at race meetings, points being awarded to the individual driver, and s separate number allocated to each driver. Officials must be notified at the race meeting that the Kart in question is to be co-driven. All drivers must sign in and pay the appropriate fee.
C. Any driver having more than one Kart at a race meeting may not in the case of a breakdown use another as a direct replacement: any changes must be notified to race meeting officials.
D. All Karts will be issued a competition number on their club membership form. Substitute drivers will not be allowed in the heats at race meeting. If the Kart is sold the number may remain with the Kart but the club must be informed of change of ownership.
Rule 30
Senior Karts are not permitted to receive any side help during a racing heat, this will lead to an instant disqualification of that racing heat.
Rule 31
Junior & Cadet Karts are permitted to have outside help or assistance, Only when safe to do so.
Rule 32
Karts that have stalled or broken down at the start line it must be pushed back to the pits before the racing heat can start.
Rule 33
Karts that have stalled or broken down during racing heat must not be recovered until the racing heat has ended.
Rule 34
The circuit must be cleared of all karts as soon as possible before the next racing heat can commence.
Rule 35
At race meetings if sufficient marshals are not present, then racing will not take place. All members must be prepared to take their turn to marshal.
SUFFICIENT MARSHALS = STARTER + MARSHALS
No Marshal to be under 16 years of age.
The Drivers of the first three Karts over the line at Grass Meetings and first four at Road Meetings must go out and marshal for the next race. They may nominate a suitable person to do this for them, in the event of this not happening the Kart driver will be deducted points from their last racing heat.
Rule 36
All novice drivers will be required to display a plain white number plate on the rear of their Kart and starting from the back of the grid for a minimum of three meetings. This will also be at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.
Rule 37
Club members only are allowed to use the track for racing and practice. No one may use the track before or after the race meeting has been officially started and ended. This applies to Grass and Road meetings. Also the field or area that the meeting is held on.
Rule 38
Everyone must become a member of the club in order to race.
Rule 39
All participants in Team Racing must be a member of their own club prior to the event.
Rule 40
All drivers must hold their hand up to indicate they are leaving the race track.
whether it be for kart failure during the race or at the end of the racing heat.
Rule 41
Under no circumstances are drugs or alcohol to be consumed or used at any Bourne Kart Club events. This is also an IOPD requirement.
Rule 42
Kart competition number 1 can only be worn by last seasons class points champions,
in-line with other motorsports.
Rule 43
Unacceptable social networking and Club web site comments will be removed, which could lead to a ban from the club.
Rule 44
In the event of a race being stopped (red flag)
A. The race may be re started
B. The race may be re run at an appropriate time during the race meeting
C. The race may be deemed to have ended at this point. Points being awarded at the point that each kart crossed the line before the red flag was invoked. Driver or Drivers causing the incident may not receive their relevant points, at the discretion of the clerk of the course.
Rule 45
The club prohibits all convicted child sex offenders, and also persons who are subject to the notification requirements of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (on the sex offenders register) from taking part or assisting in events and meets organized by this club.
Rule 46
Major trophies must be returned by the September race meeting or earlier. Failure to do so will incur a charge for replacing the trophy. Please notify the club if you are unable to return the trophy as above.
Rule 47
Drones will not be permitted at grass race meetings without prior consent from the Committee. Drones will not be permitted at any time at road meetings due to the venue being an active airfield.
Rule 48
We, the committee of Bourne Kart Club reserve the right to refuse membership and or admission.
Rule 49
Complaints other than minor ones should be made in writing within fourteen days and sent to the club secretary he/she will then raise the complaint at the next committee meeting and then produce a written reply to the complainant.
Safety Rules
1. Drivers must obey all rules and instructions given by Club Officials, the Clerk of the Course and Marshals.
2. Karts must not be driven in the Pits, an area will be set-aside for drivers to draw for grid positions and then proceed on to the track. On completion of the race Karts must slow down and use the exit / area to come to a halt in. Karts must then be pushed into the pit area.
3. Any one wishing to test their Kart must do so on the track, permission must be obtained from the Clerk of the Course. A Marshals must be present on track while practice takes place. No one may use the outfield area for practice or testing their Kart.
4. No one may race or practice without wearing Helmet, visor / goggles, and gloves. The visor or goggles must be in place at all times.
5. In the event of an incident or safety issue on the track, the race may be stopped. This will be done by the red flag, all drivers must slow down and come to a halt as quickly as possible. They should then pull off the Circuit and await instructions.
6. All drivers must obey flag signals, please refer to main Rules. Marshals must stay within confines of protective area, they must not endanger themselves to clear cones etc from the track.
7. Safety issues regarding track layout, weather conditions etc will be dealt with by the Club Officials present. Any one with any concerns should report them to the Clerk of the Course.
8. Weather conditions may necessitate a change to the racing programme.
9. All Karts must undergo a Technical Inspection before being allowed out on the track.
Any Kart involved in an incident on the track must be re-inspected before being allowed to race again. The driver’s helmet must also be checked.
Dear Members

On behalf of your committee we would like to thank you all for your continue support, we hope to make the club a safe, enjoyable and a clean place to race, something that you’ll all be proud to be apart of and that serves you well.

So start your engines and lets go racing in your 2019 season.
 
Yours sincerely
Bourne Kart Club Committee
 
Phil Gout
Darren James
Cliff Hoppe
Derrick Pollard
Kate Shinkins-Hoppe
Craig Macdonald
Christie Macdonald

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