Testing, Practice and Official Practice
Q5 OFFICIAL PRACTICE, TUNING RUNS, PRACTICE AND TRACK AVAILABLE FOR TESTING:
|Q5.1||GENERAL: KartSport New Zealand Rules, Regulations, Codes and Specifications apply at all times. This includes when the track is available for Testing, Practice, Tuning Runs, Official Practice and Competition.|
Drivers must be correctly clothed at all times. (Rule G3.2)
The following class groupings are the only class groupings permitted:
•Cadet Raket and Cadet ROK may run together.
•Vortex Mini ROK must run alone.
•Briggs LO206 Junior, Junior ClubSport 120, Junior 100cc Yamaha, 125 Rotax Max Junior and Vortex ROK DVS Junior may run together.
•All Senior classes may run together.
•At all times drivers must meet the age limits, as per Rule E3, for the class of kart being driven.
•Karts must travel around the circuit in the same direction.
•Karts and competitors must leave the pit area via the correct out grid exit.
•Upon the lead kart crossing the Finish Line for the final time all karts and competitors, including those not mobile must exit the track via the in grid / scales.
•Karts must not be driven in or through the pit area.
•Karts must not be worked on at the circuit edge.
•Karts must be pulled well clear of the circuit if a break down occurs.
•Karts may only be refuelled in the pit area. Refuelling is NOT permitted on the Out Grid nor any area of the circuit.
Q5.2 OFFICIAL PRACTICE: Responsibility for management of the rules rests with KartSport New Zealand officials in attendance.
•All Flag Marshalls (R3.17) and First Aid personnel (Q6) must be in attendance.
•On track activity will be controlled by the Race Director.
•Out Grid must be Pit Marshal controlled.
•Karts may be randomly scrutineered at the end of their respective practice sessions.
•Karts must have 4 number plates with numbers. (Rule L2).
•Transponders must be fitted and working.
•Practice will be in timed sessions or laps for each class.
Q5.3 TUNING RUNS: Responsibility for management of the rules rests with KartSport New Zealand officials in attendance.
•Used on a race day prior to competition. Limited to short runs of a few laps.
•All other requirements for official practice apply.
Q5.4 PRACTICE: Responsibility for management of the rules rests with the convenor or host club.
•Grid must be Pit Marshal controlled.
•Timed sessions or laps for each class. (Rule R3.10)
|Q5.5||TRACK AVAILABLE FOR TESTING: Responsibility for management of the rules rests with the competitors. Club, Club Management and or KartSport New Zealand Officials may impose controls for safety reasons.|
Q5.6 Accredited KartSport Coach Exceptions: Accredited KartSport New Zealand Coaches are permitted to:
•During test days only, operate one-way radio communication Coach to Pupil while the pupil is on track.
NOTE: Not permitted on test days immediately prior to Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D or Group E events.
•During test days only, undertake, in a senior specification kart, on track coaching of a Cadet, Junior Restricted or Junior Age Group Pupil in their respective specification kart. At any one time only the Coach and Pupil are permitted on track together.
NOTES: Not permitted on test days immediately prior to Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D or Group E events. Subject to host Club’s class sequencing should other drivers wishing to test be present (eg prior to Group F Club Days).