1.1.1. Standard. The word “standard” refers to components fitted to the vehicle by the original manufacturer and no modifications are permitted to these parts.
1.1.2. Standard pattern. The words “standard pattern” refers to components, which are interpreted as“ a replacement part, which has the same shape and features as the original part and is manufactured from the same materials as the original component and offers no performance advantage.”
The Junior Cup is open to normally aspirated cars of less than 1000cc that were on sale within the EU. All vehicles must be of sound construction and well maintained and presented at scrutiny in a clean and race worthy condition and any car which in the opinion of the class Scrutineer does not meet with these requirements will be excluded from the event.
1.25 Mondello Zetec Fiestas will also be permitted in this class in accordance with appendix 48 of the MI yearbook.
2.1 Class A
1000CC normally aspirated 2WD cars.
1.25 Mondello Zetec Fiestas as per yearbook appendix 48.
Both types of cars will compete for the same championship.
3.1. Roll Cage. A FIA approved roll cage including side intrusion bars must be fitted as per App. 2 of the Yearbook. This must not penetrate the front bulkhead and must not extend beyond the rear shock absorber mounting points. Protective padding fitted as per MI Yearbook Appendix 2 16.1. Or a Certified Cage eg. (MI/MSA).
3.2. Fire Extinguisher. Fire extinguisher as per App. 2 of MI Yearbook. A plumbed in fire extinguisher system is recommended in accordance with App. 2 of the Yearbook. This MUST be capable of being operated by the driver when strapped into the driver’s seat. In addition the system MUST be capable of being triggered from an external point at the base of the windscreen by means of a pull cable, which must be clearly marked by appropriate sticker.
3.3. Driver’s Seat. A FIA approved seat must be fitted securely to the vehicle in accordance with App. 2.20.
3.4. Safety Harness. A FIA approved safety harness must be used in accordance with App. 2.7.3.
3.5. Electrical Cut off Switch. A battery cut of switch MUST be fitted to all vehicles and be capable of operation by the driver whilst sitting in the driver’s seat. In addition it MUST be capable of operation from an external point at the base of the windscreen by means of a pull cable and clearly marked by the appropriate sticker. The switch must isolate ALL electrical circuits (with the exception of those that operate fire extinguishers) and must interrupt the electrical supply to the ignition system.
4.1. Chassis. No chassis stiffening is permitted except for that which is derived from the fitting of the roll cage as per 3.1. No modifications or additions may be made to the roll cage and seam welding of the shell is prohibited.
4.2.1. A laminated windscreen must be fitted; all other windows must be replaced by polycarbonate or lexan with a minimum thickness of 4mm. Consideration must be given to driver’s compartment ventilation and for this purpose it is permitted to cut a maximum of four, 50mm holes in each of the rear side and tailgate windows. A vent hole may be added to the driver’s door window large enough to accept the driver’s arm then window webbing must be fitted.
4.2.2. Glass sunroofs MUST be replaced as per App. 2 of MI yearbook. JUNIOR RALLYCROSS CUP TECHNICAL REGULATIONS 83.2 APPENDIX 83.2 RALLYCROSS 83.2 241 APPENDIX 83.2 RALLYCROSS
4.2.3. The exterior of the car MUST remain as standard, with the exception of bonnet pins or similar retaining devices, which MUST be fitted. Any replacement body panels must be of original shape, material and thickness. It is not permitted to reinforce the bumpers or their mountings.
4.2.4. It is permitted to fit guards to engine sump and petrol tank. 4.2.5. Additional holes for cooling etc. may not be made to the bodywork.
5.2. Front door panels and rear side panels must be removed and aluminium sheeting installed in their place, a method of opening and closing the doors from inside the car must be retained.
5.3. An interior mirror must be fitted. Appendix 2 4.2.3.
5.4. The original dashboard MUST be retained, additional instruments may be fitted but all standard instruments and switches must be retained in their original positions and remain operational.
5.5. The steering wheel may be replaced; this is mandatory where the car has an airbag as standard to remove the airbag.
5.6. The heater, heater motor and all associated pipe work, ducting and vents must be retained and fully operational.
6.2. Rear suspension. Koni Sport shock absorbers MUST be used. Lowering springs are permitted, and where required it is permitted to adjust torsion bar, refer to rule 6.6. Standard torsion bars MUST be used. Standard Bushes MUST be used.
6.3. Anti-roll bars. Standard anti-roll bars MUST be retained and properly connected. It is not permitted to fit rose jointed or up-rated link bars. The standard rubber mounting bushes MUST be retained.
6.4. Bump stops. Standard chassis bump stops must be fitted in original location.
6.5. Suspension mounts. Standard suspension pick up points MUST be retained; it is not permitted to fit offset or adjustable mounts. Modification of standard mounts is prohibited.
6.6. Ride Height. It is permitted to alter the ride height of the vehicle, but it must be able to be driven over a 100 mm block placed at any point under the car.
7.1. Bore and stroke must remain standard, it is permitted to replace valves, valve guides and valve seats with standard or standard pattern parts only.
7.2. Pistons, conrods and crankshaft must remain as standard and unmodified.
7.3. Camshaft. Must remain as standard and unmodified, it is not permitted to regrind or reprofiled the camshaft, Camshaft timing must remain as standard.
7.4. Oil/Water cooling. The water radiator must be standard and in the original location. Oil coolers are not permitted. Internal baffles may be fitted to the standard sump and it is permitted to modify the oil pick up pipe.
7.5. Induction System. The standard induction system must be retained in its entirety, and must remain unmodified. It is permitted to replace the air filter with a nonstandard element fitted inside original casing. It is not permitted to add any heat reflective covering to either the outside or the inside of any part of the system.
7.6. Exhaust system. Standard exhaust manifold and front pipe must be retained and unmodified except for the removal of catalytic converters. Exhaust system must exit the rear of the car. The remainder of the system is free and must be silenced to meet required noise limit. It is not permitted to wrap any part of the exhaust system in any heat resistant covering.
7.7. Ignition system. ECU’s MUST be in standard “tune” and for that particular engine. You may be asked to provide proof of this, failure to do so will result in exclusion and forfeit of all championship points up to and including date of request. The original coil must be retained. Spark plugs and ignition leads are free. 83.2 242 APPENDIX 83.2 RALLYCROSS
8.2. Clutch. The standard clutch pressure plate and disc must be retained.
8.3. Gear ratios. Standard gear ratios and final drive ratios must be retained.
8.4. Differential. The use of Limited slip, locked or torque biasing differentials are prohibited.
8.5. Traction control of any type is prohibited.
9.2. Brake Calipers. Brake calipers must be original and unmodified.
9.3. Handbrake. The handbrake must be fitted and operational, a hydraulic type handbrake is prohibited.
9.4. The standard brake bias valve must be retained and operational and not replaced by any pressure-limiting device.
9.5. It is permitted to fit non-standard linings, deform or remove back plates and fit braided brake hoses. Brake ducting may be fitted once it is connected to openings in the lower part of the front bumper.
9.6. ABS MUST be removed or disabled where fitted.
10.2. Alternator. A standard alternator must be fitted and operational. A charge indicator light must be fitted.
10.3. Lighting. Front headlights must be removed and replaced with covers of similar shapes. Fog lights must be removed. Two high level rear brake lights must be fitted inside the rear window, a rear LED warning light must also be fitted in the centre of the window near its upper edge and operate on an independent switch.
10.4. Wiring. The complete original wiring loom must be retained and used.
11.2. Tyres must be road legal (E-marked) and thread MUST not be scrubbed/machined in any way
12.2. Power steering may be added or removed.
13.2. Standard fuel pump MUST be used.
13.3. Only unleaded RON 95 type fuel may be used. All fuel MUST be of a type available on sale to the public at a retail forecourt. NO additives of any type including upper cylinder lubricants are allowed.
15.2. The following minimum weights including driver are set for individual makes and models of eligible cars. When a make / model is entered for which there is not a specified minimum weight, a weight will be calculated and published in the Motorsport Ireland Bulletin.
Nissan Micra 800kg Mini 770kg Suzuki
Swift 800kg Peugeot 106 880kg
Toyota Starlet 835kg, 1,25 Zetec Fiesta 940kg.
16.2. Vehicles MUST be made available to be weighed at ANY time during an event.