Module 9 - Number Plates

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Module 9 - Number Plates

 

This section is applicable to all Race Officials, Chief Steward, Steward’s on the panel, Clerk of the Course/Race Director and Assistant Clerks of the Course.

 

You may be part of the machine examination process at the start of the event or be required to make a decision on numbers during an event.

 


 

L2 NUMBER PLATES

 

L2.1        Number Plates and Numbers must comply with these specifications.

Number Plates MUST be yellow with black numerals or letters.

Material: Non metallic

For exceptions (Rules L2.6 and L2.9)

 

L2.2 Yellow plates with the number 1 or the letters NZ may be used by current National Sprint and SuperKart Champions respectively. A competitor is only permitted to use yellow plates with the number 1 or the letters NZ in the class that he/she has won the National Sprint or SuperKart title.

NZ or the numbers 1, 2 and 3 may only be used in a National Championship class by the competitors who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd respectively in that class at the previous year’s National Sprint or SuperKart Championship respectively and may not be used by any other competitor.

The current NZ SuperKart Rotax and Open Grand Prix champions are permitted to use yellow plates with the letters GP. GP may only be used in a National SuperKart Championship class by the competitors who placed 1st overall at the previous year’s Grand Prix respectively and may not be used by any other competitor.

Leading zeros (0) are not permitted for any number option.

Yellow plates and the letters NI, SI or NS may be used by the current North Island, South Island or National Schools champions respectively in the class he/she has won the title.

Yellow plates and the letters PK, GS, MN, RM, RC or TH may be used by the ProKart, Goldstar, Mainland, NZRMC, ROK Cup and Top Half previous year’s series winners respectively in the class

he/she has won the series.

 

It is not permissible for a competitor who is the national Champion in 125cc Rotax Max Light to display the Number 1 when competing in another class, ie 100cc Yamaha Heavy.  Nor is it permissible for a competitor who is the national Champion in the Open Class with a KZ2 to display the Number 1 when racing in KZ2 etc.

 

Numbers 1 – 3 are reserved for 1st to 3rd at the national Championships and are NOT to be used by any other competitor at any event.  No exceptions.

 

L2.3 NUMERAL SIZE: Only Futura Condensed Bold numerals (not italics) will be accepted. Minimum height 120mm with 25mm nominal brush stroke.
Note: In the formation of the Futura Condensed Bold font some of the brush strokes, when the font is set to 25mm nominal width, will be less than 25mm. For example, the angled bar in the 4 is approx. 12.2 mm. This is acceptable

Exception:International Class SuperKarts: Minimum height 190mm with 30mm nominal brush stroke.

 

 

Numbers

 

 FUTURA CONDENSED BOLD

 This is the only acceptable letter shape.

 

 

NumbersNotAcceptable

 

 

L2.4 Plates must comply with all specifications. NUMBER PLATES/NUMBERS MUST BE CLEARLY DISPLAYED, one front, one rear, and one each side of the kart. Side plates must be positioned between the front and rear wheels except karts that are running aerofoils or wings (Rule S3.5) may display numbers on any side panel. The fitting of plates must be in a safe and sensible manner with consideration given to the “projection hazard”.

 

Fitting of Plates on the rear and on the sidepods.

 

FittingNumbers

 

You will get calls from time to time from the manual lap scorer that they can’t read the rear or side pod numbers on a kart.  Action this immediately the race has been completed by asking the competitor to correct the issue before the next race. If you wish to check this before the next race you can ask them to show you the issue corrected or you can check it on the Out Grid prior to the next race. If it has not been corrected they will not be permitted to go out for the next race.

 

L2.5 Host clubs may allocate one or two digit racing numbers at the club’s expense. Entrants with registered numbers under 100 have the right to retain their particular number for their entered class providing their entry has been received on or before the early closing date. There will be no duplicate numbers in any class or combined classes. Where a duplication occurs, if neither competitor has the registered competition licence number, the competitor with the lowest registered competition licence number has preference. The race secretary will allocate the numbers.

 

L2.6        PLATE SIZE:

Front: The competition number shall be bordered by an oblong background (yellow or lime green) of 10 mm minimum.

Side Pods: The competition number shall be bordered by an oblong background (yellow or lime green) of 10 mm minimum.

Rear: Option 1: The number plate fitted at the rear of the kart shall be plane and have rounded corners (diameter of rounded corners 15 to 25 mm) with 190 mm minimum sides. The plates shall be flexible and made from opaque plastic, and they shall always be visible (fixation without a possible displacement). Background colour either yellow or lime green.

Rear: Option 2: If a CIK homologated rear protection pod is fitted the competition number shall be bordered by an oblong background (yellow or lime green) of 10 mm minimum.

Exception:International Class SuperKartsall plates - 250mm x 250mm minimum.

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L2.7 KARTS MODIFIED FOR DISABLED DRIVERS: All four number plates must include a bright red triangle in the top right hand corner. Right angle sides of triangle to be 50mm +or- 5mm.

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L2.8 Any kart failing to comply with the instructions as set out may be disqualified and/or may not be counted by the lap scorers.

 

L2.9 Any Senior driver who wishes to be recognised as a “Master” (as defined in D1.2) will use a lime green number plate (colour PMS 375 (551/601 Oracle Lime Green) on the front, rear and side pods.

The measurements for these number plates will be as described in L2.6. Black race numbers will be used as described in L2.3.

 

L2.10 Running in Plate: Competitors running in engines during testing/practice/Tuning Runs must place a red cross over their kart’s rear number plate. Cross tape width: 25mm minimum.