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2017 ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Championship

Incorporating The F2 Cup

Supported  by

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2017 ACU/FSRA British F2 Championship Conditions

Championship Title:-

 

“2017 ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Championship”

Incorporating the ACU/FSRA F2 Cup ”

Supported by:

A. V. Craine Ltd Isle of Man

Lockside Engineering, Castleford

Yorkshire Engine Supplies

Breitenbach Rennsport / Pagid

A.R.C. - Newton Aycliffe

Whitby Cottages

 

The 2017 Championship will consist of minimum 7 meetings. Each meeting will have a have 2 scoring races per event. 14 rounds.

 

Scheduled legs not run for any reason will not be awarded points.

 

At the conclusion of the Championship all points scored will be added together and the rider/passenger with the highest number of points will be declared the overall

 

ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Champions 2017

 

Also the rider/passenger NOT classed as a “super F2” for the 2017 season with the highest number of points will be declared the F2 Cup Sidecar Champions.

 

 

Eligibility

 

1) All competitors must hold a ACU, SACU or MCUI licence for Road Racing applicable for the class entered.

Drivers holding “novice” licences are not permitted to enter, although novice passenger licence holders may do so.

FSRA membership is required.

 

2) Machines.

Every motorcycle entered must meet the requirements as stated in ACU Standing Regulations (F2 sidecars). Engines has per British F2 Championship regulations.

 

Registration

 

Competitors to pay a Registration fee of £200 by 1st February 2017

 

Registered teams participating in a minimum 4 meetings of the championship will qualify for a £50 rebate at each of these meetings they attend. See separate Bonus Scheme document

 

Driver & passenger must be a member of the FSRA

 

Machines

 

Every motorcycle entered must meet the requirements as stated in ACU Standing Regulations (F2 sidecars). See ACU Handbook 2017.

For the British F2 Championship the engine rules are as follows:

 

The new British F2 engine rules from 1st January 2017 and for the next 3 years will be as follows.

The bottom half of the engine FROM the cylinder head gasket [including the cylinder head gasket] down  will be as it is now totally free [do as you like as long as its still 600cc]

The cylinder head can be as supersport rules which are.

 

1/ The cylinder head MUST BE as homologated. The following modifications ARE allowed.

2/ Grinding of the cylinder head surface on the side of the gasket.

3/ Modifications of the inlet and exhaust ports by taking off or adding material - But welding is forbidden

4/ Original homologated valves guides may be cut or modified but only on the intake or exhaust port side.

5/ Polishing of the combustion chamber.

6/ Original valve seats must be used, But modifications are allowed to the shape

7/ Compression ratio is free, But the combustion chamber can be modified only by taking material off

8/ It is forbidden to add any material to the cylinder head unless described above - the combustion chamber may be modified

9/ Valves must remain as homologated by the original manufacturer

10/ Valve springs, Valve spring retainers and cotters may be altered or replaced

 

CAMSHAFT:

The method of drive must remain as homologated. The camshaft duration's are free BUT the lift must remain as homologated.

As now the cam sprockets or gears may be modified or replaced to allow the degreeing of the camshafts.

 

(" In simple terms up to the cylinder head including the head gasket is free as long as it's 600cc the cylinder head can be ported / flowed etc only the cam lift has to be standard duration is free valves standard; Throttle bodies / injectors standard

Everything else is pretty much free"  - Please ring me if you Need any information at all on this

John Smith)

 

FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS:

The fuel injection systems i.e Throttle bodies, fuel injectors must be as homologated but Bell mouths,including there fixing points may be altered or replaced

The Ignition system ECU is still free [Motec etc is still OK to use]

 

PLEASE DON'T get confused with the solo supersport rules we  are ONLY running a supersport cylinder head, Cam Shafts  

 

We have gone for this ruling for the next three years 2017/18/19 as beyond this we may have to look at a totally new engine ruling if as predicted Honda & Yamaha stop making a 600cc 4 cylinder engine. But by around 2018 we may have a better idea as to what engines there are suitable for F2s or short chassis sidecars.

 

All sidecars are required to have engine numbers that have not been tampered with or deleted, non-compliance will incur a penalty of exclusion of the machine from the meeting.

 

*Any queries relating to technical matters should be addressed to John Smith (Technical Officer)

Email - john.magnamracing@gmail.com

Telephone -  07746573900

 

Race Number Plates And Numbers

 

British F2 Cup graded teams will be asked to run Yellow Numbers on the NORMAL RED BACKGROUND this is to allow the watching public, commentators and timekeepers watching to identify which teams are 'Cup' class and which are 'Super' Super teams remain with the standard white number on the red background.

 

Grade Eligibility

 

“Super F2”

 

In top 10 in ANY previous years British F2 Championship or at the discretion of the FSRA

In top 10 in ANY previous years British F1 Championship

In top 10 in ANY previous years T T races

Previous World Series driver

Previous European Series driver

Previous years winner of the “ Clubman” championship and any team finishing in the top 7 overall championship standings.

 

“ F2 Cup”

 

All others

 

It is possible for a “ F2 Cup” to become overall “ ACU Super F2” and “ F2 Cup Champion”, but a  “Super F2” team is only eligible for the overall “British F2” Championship.

 

Wild Cards

 

Wild Cards will only be allowed to enter a maximum of 2 meetings.

Wild Cards will NOT be entitled to points and prize money, they will be entitled to be on the podium and receive trophies only [If in the first three of either the Super or Cup results] but not points or prize money.

Only registered teams qualify for points or prize money.

 

Entries

 

Entry forms must be obtained from the FSRA and returned directly to the Organising Clubs along with the appropriate entry fee.

Entries will be given to the registered teams in the Championship, up to the closing date of each event. The Organising Club reserves the right to refuse any entry as provided within the National Sporting Code.

 

General Conditions

 

Practice will be timed at all meetings. There will be two Championship races at each meeting, minimum distance 18 miles for each race.

 

Race Grids will be by timed qualifying for both races, non qualifiers will be allowed to start from the back of the grid.

 

Championship Points will be awarded for both races as in previous years.                                

 

Race Result

 

1st - 25

2nd - 20

3rd - 16

4th – 13

5th - 11

6th - 10

7th  -  9

8th  -   8

9th  -  7

10th -  6

11th - 5

12th - 4

13th - 3

14th -  2

15th - 1

 

Ties

 

Championship ties will be decided as follows:

1)By the greater number of firsts, seconds, thirds, etc, places in all races.

2)By the ACU Road Race Committee.

 

Dates And Venues

 

Rd 1 - 7/8  April - Oulton Park - N.G.

Rd 2 - 16/17 April - Cadwell Park - Auto 66

Rd 3 - 13/14 May  - Donington Park - N.G.

Rd 4 - 29/30 July - Anglesey - Wirral 100

Rd 5 - 5/6  August - Cadwell Park -Auto 66

Rd 6 - 9/10 September - Mallory Park - E.M.R.A.      

Rd 7 -16/17 September - Cadwell Park - B.M.C.R.C.            

 

Cancellations

 

If for any reason outside of FSRA control, any meeting or race does not run, the completed races will make up the championship series.

 

Event Timetable - 2 Day Events

 

Sat:15 Min Free Practice – 15 Min Qualifying  and 1 Race

 

Sun: 10 Min Warm Up and 1 Race

 

1 Day Event

15 Min Timed Practice and 2 Races                                                  

 

 

Entry Fees

 

Two Day Events:

Fee’s may vary in unless agreed by FSRA with host club

Entry fee discounts will apply to 2017 - Registered teams only

One Day Event Fee: N/A

 

Timed Qualifying/Grid Positions

 

Riders will qualify for grid positions according to their practice times for both races.

 

Start Procedure

 

As per ACU Standing Regulations.

“Start-jumpers” will be reported to the Clerk of the Course who will sanction the rider.

 

Finish Of A Race

 

The chequered flag will be displayed as the winner crosses the finishing line and will be kept flying thereafter until the last rider finishes that lap.

No rider will be allowed to start a fresh lap after the chequered flag has been displayed. Thereafter riders crossing the line will be flagged off, their position being determined by the number of laps each has completed, those riders who complete a similar number of laps having their position determined by the order in which they finish. Only riders crossing the line within the time limit and/or distance laid down in the Supplementary Regulations will be declared finishers.

 

Fuel

 

UNLEADED PETROL as defined by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), EN 228 (1993) or BS EN 228 (British Standards BS7070) must be used for this Championship series.

 

Parc Ferme

 

All machines will be required to go to Parc Ferme at the end of each race, and held for a minimum of 30 minutes, All Drivers & passengers must leave the parc ferme area and 1 team member will be allowed in this area only if requested to do so. Random basic engine checks will be carried out.

 

Machine Verification

 

Random verification may take place at any time and will be at the Entrants expense. The time and location will be the decision of the Clerk of the Course.

 

No rider shall be deemed to have finished a race until his/her machine has been submitted for final examination, if so required, and passes.

 

It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure his/her machine complies with the regulations. Non-conformity or refusal to have a machine examined will result in exclusion from the meeting and the Stewards may impose other penalties in accordance with the National Sporting Code. The Road Race Committee may also deduct points from the previous Championship rounds and impose further penalties.

 

Engine And Frame Numbers

 

All sidecars are required to have engine numbers that have obviously not been tampered with or deleted.

The automatic penalty is exclusion of machine.

 

Ties

 

Championship ties will be decided as follows:

1)By the greater number of firsts, seconds, thirds, etc, places in all races.

2)By the ACU Road Race Committee.

 

Cancellations

 

If for any reason outside of FSRA control, any meeting or race does not run, the completed races will make up the championship series.

 

Two Day Event Timetable

 

Sat:15 Min Free Practice – 15 Min Timed  and 1 Race

Sun10 Min Warm Up and 1 Race

                                                 

One Day Event

 

15 Min Timed Practice and 2 Races

 

Entry Fees

 

Entry fee discounts will apply to 2017 Registered teams only

Two Day Events, Fee’s may vary in the region of "TBC" unless agreed by FSRA with host club

One Day Event, Fee N/A

 

Trophies will be award after each race at all events

At the end of season awards and end of season prize fund will be presented at the FSRA dinner & trophy presentations on 2nd December 2017.

 

Race Numbers will be issued to organising clubs as per the FSRA allocation.

 

Prizes

 

Trophies at all events

 

End of season awards and end of season prize fund will be presented at the FSRA dinner & trophy presentations on 2nd December 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midland Airport.

The overall Winner of the British Championship and the winner of the British F2 Cup will be invited by the ACU to attend their awards evening at the end of January 2018.

 

Prize Fund

 

Monies to be paid at the end of season subject to confirmation - this will be announced.

 

Jurisdiction

 

The Championship will be held according to these conditions together with the Standing Regulations issued for each event and any further regulations or instructions issued or official announcements made.

 

Publicity / Programme

 

An area set aside in the programme for up to date Championship table and news and information, to be supplied to Organizer by FSRA.

 

The series title shall be:

 

“2017 ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Championship”

Incorporating the:  'ACU/FSRA F2 Cup ”

Supported by A. V. Craine Ltd Isle of Man & Lockside Engineering, Castleford, Yorkshire Engine Supplies

& Pagid Brake Pads/ Breitenbach Rennsport  ARC Newton Aycliffe, Whitby Cottages.

 

No other wording may feature in any bolder print size.  

 

Contact details

FSRA Pat Hamblin  mob: 07971821850

 

FSRA membership is required for both driver and passengers

 

Championship to be a two-tier series within one championship

 

Overall series Champion

 

ACU/FSRA British F2 Champion

 

Plus ACU/FSRA F2 Cup Champion

 

Secretariat Championship Co-ordinator:

 

Pat Hamblin

FSRA.4 Tivey Way, Melbourne, Derbyshire.  DE73 8JS

Tel  01332 805535

Mobile 07971821850

 

Meeting Secretary: as per organsing club.

How To Enter

Each Team will complete the registration form (available as a download at the top of this page) and pay a bond of £200. Rider and Passenger must be a member of the FSRA. FSRA membership is not included in the registration fee.          

 

2017 Registration And Bonus Scheme

 

A 14 race Championship will be held over 7 meetings,

 

Each Team pay a registration fee of £200

 

£50 will be paid to each team on competing in rounds 2,3,4,5,6,and 7

 

An additional £50 will be paid on competing in round 7 (total £100) providing you have entered at least 4 of the 7 rounds ( round 7 can be your 4th round) making a total amount paid to each team of £350 (£150 bonus plus your £200 bond) that competes in at least the last 6 rounds

 

This to ensure we have continued support up to the end of the season.

 

Any team not committing to every round will forfeit £50 per round.

 

The FSRA hope that the bonuses will help in a small way to subsidising entry fees

 

In addition there will also be a draw courtesy of Pagid Brake Pads/ Michael Brietenbach with each team from both classes ‘Super’ and ‘F2 Cup’ entering that round will have their race number put into a hat and will be chosen by an independent member of the host club therefore having the chance of winning £50 per team.

 

All riders and passengers must be registered and members of the FSRA for 2017

 

The registration does not include FSRA membership.

 

The final round at Cadwell Park will also have the customary ‘Pot of Gold, raffle courtesy of Wyn Wiltshire with everyone entering having the chance of taking a way £100.

 

Round 3 Donington Park the overall winner will receive the Bill Boddice Trophy awarded by Donington Supporters Club

 

For more information please contact Pat Hamblin Tel 01332 805535  Mobile 07971821850

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