Black Flag

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Black Flag


H1.4 BLACK FLAG: Shown to a particular competitor by the Clerk of the Course/Race Director or under his/her instructions indicates that competitor is to cease racing, reduce speed and return to the pits immediately. Competitor to report to the Clerk of the Course within 15 minutes after the race.

This flag will be displayed to the competitor concerned near or at the finish line together with a panel/board displaying his/her respective kart number.

The use of this flag will be restricted to the following circumstances:

• The competitor, in the opinion of the Clerk of the Course/Race Director, is being a danger to him/herself and/or other competitors.

• Failure to respect - black flag with orange disc, green flag with yellow cheveron, blue with red diagonal and or chequered flag.


If you are an assistant Clerk of the Course and you witness an incident that you felt was serious enough to warrant a full black flag, advise the Clerk of the Course/Race Director. The decision is the Clerk of Course/Race Director’s not yours.


One has to be very mindful that the incorrect use of the black flag could cost a competitor a championship.  

The Steward’s Panel have no authority to reinstate a competitor.