- STANDING REGULATIONS.
All events will be held under the International Sporting code of the F.I.A., The General Competition Rules of MI, these Standing Regulations and the supplementary regulations, which will be issued prior to the events.
- CHAMPIONSHIP REGISTRAR.
To be advised.
Rd.1 February 5th Mondello Park.
Rd.2 March 5th Mondello Park.
Rd.3 April 30th Tynagh Co. Galway.
Rd.4 July 22nd Mondello Park. (Joint Rd. with MSA)
Rd.5 July 23rd Mondello Park. (Joint Rd. with MSA)
Rd.6 September 3rd Tynagh Co. Galway
Rd.7 October 22nd Mondello Park.
Rd.8 November 26th Mondello Park.
Drivers must count all but one of the rounds run in the championship. Competitors can drop one score which must be their lowest score. An event where the competitor is excluded cannot be used as a drop score.
In the event of a round being cancelled for whatever reason, the number of counting rounds will be diminished by one.
- CHAMPIONSHIP REGISTRATION.
Competitors will be automatically entered in to the championship when they have entered and participated in 3 rounds of the Championship. Competitors who score points in the Championship but don’t qualify for automatic registration will keep their points but they won’t be counted in the championship. So if a driver takes a win in one round of the championship but does not do any more rounds, the 2nd pace driver still only receives 17pts for 2nd. They will not be bumped up to 1st.
- ELIGIBLE COMPETITORS.
All drivers must be in possession of a current medically approved competition license (MI only), or a valid competition license and medical certificate (MSA only).
- ENTRY FEE .
€195 per event entered, €150.00 for juniors. Entries close 10 days prior to event, after which a late entry fee of €40 may be applied. Entries received after the Wednesday before an event will be gridded on row 3 for all their heats. Any entry received on the day of the event will be subject to the approval of the organizing club.
The above fee includes Personal Accident Insurance. The Organisers reserve the right to alter these fees in the event of increased costs.
- ALL ENQUIRIES / ENTRIES.
For events taking place in Mondello Park please send entries/enquiries to:
Mondello Park Ltd.,
Donore, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Tel: 00353 (0)45 860200
Fax: 00353(0)45 860195.
For events taking place in Tynagh please send your entries/enquiries to the Club/Event secretary of the organising club. TBA.
Details will be emailed out and posted on the official facebook page in advance of the event and any queries in relation to Rallycross in Tynagh should be directed to Colin Dowling on:
Competitors may be required to carry advertising as supplied to publicise the championship in accordance with GCR 117, and in order to qualify for points or awards.
- CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISIONS.
Class 1 Supercar- 2 & 4 WD drive vehicles.
Note: The manufacturer of the space frame should submit a technical specification including the materials used and it must be approved by the Technical Advisory Group (TAG).
Class 3a –Modified, 2 wheel drive cars Vehicles with engines over 2150cc, including cars with forced induction, with a minimum weight of 800kg.
Class 3b – Modified, 2 wheel drive, normally aspirated vehicles, with engines over 1650cc up to a maximum of 2150cc with a minimum weight of 800kg.
Super 1600- Modified, 2 wheel drive, normally aspirated cars with engine capacity up to 1650cc with a minimum weight of 700kg.
Note: The manufacturer of the space frame should submit a technical specification including the materials used and it must be approved by the TAG.
As per MI yearbook Appendix 83.1
As per MI Yearbook Appendix 48.
As per MI yearbook Appendix 83.2 and/or MI technical specification sheet.
Class 9 -2WD Rallycars up to 1650cc.
Class 9a – 2WD Rally cars over 1650cc up to 2050cc .
Class 9b – Rally cars over 2050cc, 4WD’s and turbocharged cars (restrictors must be fitted to turbocharged cars and anti-lag systems are not allowed or must be made inoperable).
Rules and regulations for this class will be published at a later date via an M.I. Bulletin.
Transponders will be in use at each meeting. Each driver will be required to have their own transponder for fitting to their vehicle. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that their transponder is operating correctly. Any problems should be brought to attention of organisers immediately.
Note: Double drivers both require separate transponders.
Must be displayed on both sides of the car, and on the bonnet/roof at a 45 degree angle, to the right hand side of the car. The numbers must be at least 200mm high with a 40mm stroke wide – black on a white background.
The numbers on the side of the car may also be displayed on side windows to the rear of the car with no white background. These numbers must be 200mm high with a 40mm stroke and in a visible colour, yellow/orange.
To aid the assembly and grid officials a number must be displayed on the top of the windscreen on the passenger side, 100mm high and of visible colour, yellow/Orange.
The top 10 finishers in the Overall Championship and Production Class Championship will be awarded a race number for the following season based on finishing position.
- DOUBLE DRIVING.
Will be permitted.
Finals – If both the double drivers qualify for the same final, the fastest will be deemed to qualify unless declared otherwise by the end of heats.
- SCRUTINY & SIGN ON.
Will be held at the circuit before practice and racing. Scrutiny will be held by class in the following order: Supercar, Modified, Stock Hatch, Junior and Rallycar. Sign-on closing time is 15 minutes before the start of drivers briefing.
- DRIVER BRIEFING.
Will be held for all competitors before practice and must be attended by all competitors. Non attendance will result in a fine of €50. A roll call may be taken.
Will be held prior to the start of the heats, for which a pass will be given when signing on. All competitors must complete two practice laps. Competitors must practice in the car to be raced. There will be only one practice attempt per competitor unless a second attempt is allowed at the discretion of the COC who will issue a second pass. The organisers will where possible try to run the separate Classes together in practice.
- METHOD OF STARTING.
All categories will start Heats in 3-2-3-2 format up to the maximum allowed by the track license, but will not normally exceed 8 cars. In all cases the decision of the clerk of the course is final.
Rallycars will start separately at 5 second intervals.
16.2 A maximum of 4 Qualifying Heats will be run, the minimum will be one.
16.3 Qualifying heats will be run over 4 laps, Semi-Finals and Finals will be run over six laps. Race length may be changed at the discretion of the clerk of the course.
Each Rallycar competitor will have at least 2 runs of 3 or 4 laps as notified in event procedure bulletins issued on the day.
- START PROCEDURE AND FALSE START.
17.1. Starting will be by lights or flag. Competitors are under starters orders when the red light comes on. It will stay on from 1 – 5 seconds and the race starts when the red light goes out. When a false start occurs, the starting lights will flash amber. The driver(s) concerned will be warned and placed on an additional row behind the last row of the grid. The starting procedure will begin again. If a driver(s) makes a second false start in a run then they will be excluded from that run. In a final they will be excluded and placed last in the result for that race. In the case of a breakdown the judge’s decision will be final.
17.2. In the case of a failure of the start lights, there will be a flag start, with cars starting on the drop of the flag. A judge of fact, who will be named in the final instructions, will adjudicate on all starts. If a jump start is detected the race will be stopped by a red flag and restarted.
17.3. Only event officials and drivers will be permitted in the start area, unless otherwise instructed by the Clerk of the Course.
17.4. The Clerk of Course may order a restart if he considers there to have been a faulty start.
- RACE STOPS.
18.1. Should a race need to be stopped a red flag will be shown at the start/finish line and at all flag posts around the circuit, drivers should cease circulating at racing speed and return to grid area unless otherwise instructed by COC or officials, and this area will be treated as parc-ferme. Cars will not return to paddock unless instructed any driver doing so will be deemed to have retired and can take no further place in the subsequent re-run of that race/final.
18.2. Any car which is stationary when the race is stopped will be deemed to have retired from the race and may only be allowed to restart at the discretion of the COC.
18.3. Any car which did not start the original race will not be allowed to start in the re-run.
18.4. Re-runs will be permitted only when a red flag has been shown. All other incidents will be treated as force majeure.
18.5. A competitor/s who is deemed to have caused a red flag may only be allowed to restart at the discretion of the COC.
18.6. All cars should carry sufficient fuel for two races in case of a race stop and rerun.
- FLAG SIGNALS.
Will be as specified in the International Sporting Code, with the exception that a Green Flag and a Blue Flag will not be used.
- DRIVER CONDUCT.
20.1. The Clerk of the Course will have the power to exclude any driver from a qualifying run or final, if the said driver is deemed to have caused
unnecessary contact. The Clerk of the Course’s decision is final and will be posted or announced as soon as possible.
20.2. The Clerk of the Course or Stewards of the Meeting reserve the right to impose penalties in accordance with GCR 139 and142.
20.3. Video or similar equipment, which is under the control of the organisers can be used to facilitate the decisions of the Clerk of the Course’s or Steward’s. It is recommended that competitors carry an in-car camera to assist with the decision of the officials and to assist with reducing contact in the sport. Video recordings from such cameras may be used in any judicial process.
20.4. If it appears from any evidence that there may have been actions by a competitor or a member of his team considered to have brought the championship into disrepute, the Championship Registrar will be entitled to report the matter to Motorsport Ireland.
20.5. The Clerk of the Course and/or Stewards reserves the right to delay any investigation until he has the opportunity to examine all the evidence available to him.
21.1. Any competitor who leaves the circuit such that all four wheels are off the course may incur a time penalty or may be considered as having retired from the heat or final at the point at which they left the course whether or not an advantage is gained. Competitors may only return to the course when it is safe to do so and in a safe manner, acknowledging other competitors.
21.2. A minimum number of penalty markers may be employed to define a course and a penalty of 5 seconds may be imposed for displacing such a marker. A driver passing on the wrong side of a marker may incur a no-run.
21.3. Any breach of driving standards will be dealt with firmly. Video evidence from the official CCTV system or nominated TV Production Company, or footage from any other proven source, may be utilized as evidence.
21.4. Any driver who is excluded from an event will lose all championship points for that event and must count that event as one of their championship scores.
21.5. Any competitor who receives penalty points on their license will lose championship points equivalent to double those applied as the penalty. (i.e. 2 penalty points will incur a 4 point loss in championship points).
- DAMAGED VEHICLES.
Any car damaged in an incident on circuit, must be returned to the scrutiny bay for examination by the Scrutineers. Only when the Scrutineers release the car, can it continue in the event. Any competitor involved in an accident, who fails to follow this procedure, will be excluded and further action may be taken.
- EVENT RUNNING ORDER.
Qualifying heats normally be run in the following order: Supercar, Modified, Stock hatch, Fiesta, Junior, Buggies and Rally car. Competitors in each category, where possible, will qualify within their own category. The clerk of the course may alter this sequence if needed.
Finals and semi- finals will be sequenced in no particular order. This will be decided on the day by the clerk of the course.
- Heats and Finals.
Each event will consist of practice, a minimum of 3 qualifying heats, semi-finals and final. (Note: semi-finals will only be run if there are a minimum of 10 qualifiers)
24.1 Qualification. All classes will run separate heats providing that there are a minimum of 6 entries in each class. If there are less than 6 entries in classes, the clerk of the course may run combined classes.
24.2 Heats. The heat formats, grid positions in the heats and qualifying procedures for the finals may be amended by Supplementary Regulations, Final Instructions or other Official Bulletins.
24.3 Heat Formats and Procedures
- a)A maximum of 4 Qualifying Heats will be run, the minimum will be one.
- b)All categories will start Heats in 3-2-3-2 format up to the maximum allowed by the track license, but will not normally exceed 8 cars. In all cases the decision of the clerk of the course is final.
- c)All Heat grids will be pre-determined except for joint rounds run with the MSA Championship in which case the grids for the first heat will be pre-determined. The grids for the second heat will be based on the result of the first heat and the grids for the third heat will be based on the result of the second heat. (i.e. the fastest driver in heat one will be on pole for the last race in their class for the second heat. The second fastest will be in second grid slot in the last race, etc).
- d)Qualifying heats will be run over 4 laps, Semi-Finals and Finals will be run over six laps. Race length may be changed at the discretion of the clerk of the course.
24.4 Heat Points
- a)Heat Points, which will form the Intermediate Classification will be allocated as follows:
Fastest 1 pt.; 2nd Fastest 2 pts and so on
- b)Competitors who do not record a total race time for any Heat (DNF) will be allocated points equal to the number of starters in their class plus 2 points
Those who did not start (DNS) will be allocated points equal to the number of starters in their class plus 3 points
Those who are excluded from a heat will be allocated points equal to the number of starters in their class plus 5 points.
- c)Only those drivers having completed at least one heat out of three will be eligible to qualify for the Semi-Finals.
- d)Grids for Semi-Finals will be determined by adding together all heat points’ scores
- e)Where competitors have equal point’s scores in the Intermediate Classification, precedence will be given to the driver(s) who were fastest in the third heat.
24.5 The Organisers reserve the right to amend grid formation whilst cars are being formed up on the Dummy Grid. Some heats may be amalgamated.
25.1. The 16 top scoring drivers in the intermediate classification will qualify for the Semi-Finals. The winner, second, third and fourth place driver in each Semi-Final will qualify for the Final. The Semi-Finals will only be run if there are at least 10 cars able to participate (a minimum of five cars per Semi-Final; if the Semi-Final are not run, the eight top-scoring drivers in the intermediate classification will progress directly to the final.
25.2. Semi-Finals and Finals will be run over six laps. From the Intermediate classification, drivers placed in positions 1,3,5,7,9,11,13 & 15 will start in Semi-Final one. Drivers placed in positions 2,4,6,8,10,12,14 & 16 will start in Semi-Final two.
25.3. The faster of the two Semi-Final winners will start the Final from pole, with the slower of the two Semi-Final winners starting second. The remaining grid places will be taken by the two second placed finishers (faster ahead of the slower), the two third placed finishers (faster ahead of the slower) and the two fourth place finishers (faster ahead of the slower).
25.4. Reserves – Should any of the Semi-Final or Final qualifiers be unable to take their place on the grid, the other starters in the race will move up and the last place on the grid will be taken by the next qualifier able to start. In the Semi-Finals, that means those from seventeenth down in the Intermediate Classification. In the Final that means the faster of the two fifth placed finishers from the Semi-Finals, then the slower of the fifth placed finishers. If neither of the fifth placed finishers are able to start, the same method between the two sixth placed finishers, etc.
25.5. Final Classification – The final classification for the event will be as follows: Positions one to eight will be the finishing order of the Final. Positions nine to sixteen will be the Semi-Finalists who did not start in the final ranked by their finishing place in their semi-final with the faster of the two drivers finishing in the same position ranked ahead of the slower. Positions seventeen onwards will be as per the Intermediate Classification.
25.2.6. To compete in the Semi-Finals / Finals, all competitors and their cars must be at the pre- grid area before the previous race has started. Should a competitor fail to arrive, then the next placed qualifier may be allowed to start.
- CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
– EACH CLASS – QUALIFYING ROUNDS.
26.1. There will be one overall Rallycross Champion, as well as a champion for each class.
The overall champion will be decided by points awarded in the Super final run at each event. The Super final will comprise the eight fastest competitors from all the A finals (Excluding Juniors and buggies) available to race. (A list of the fastest 16 from the finals will be compiled and the fastest 8 available will run).
The super final will be the last race of the day and there will be no Joker lap in the super final. Points will be awarded separately for the superfinals and these will count towards the overall Champion for the year. One score will be dropped.
Championship points will be awarded to each class based on the finals in the following order.
1st. – 20 points 9th. – 9 Points
2nd. – 17 Points 10th. – 8 Points
3rd. – 15 Points 11th. – 7 Points
4th. – 14 Points 12th. – 6 Points
5th. – 13 Points 13th. – 5 Points
6th. – 12 Points 14th. – 4 Points
7th. – 11 Points 15th. – 3 Points
8th. – 10 Points 16th. – 2 Points
27.1. In the event of a tie in the championship, the driver with the greatest number of first places will be deemed to be the winner. If this should fail to produce a result the greatest number of second places will be counted and so on until a definitive result is achieved
27.2. In the event of a Rallycross event being abandoned or curtailed, allocation of points for that round will be at the discretion of the organiser’s e.g the starting grid for the Super final.
27.3. Protests against rule interpretation will be decided by M.I. Championship Stewards. See GCR’s Chapter 14.
28.1. The following awards will be presented at events:
1st, 2nd and 3rd in the A finals and 1st 2nd and 3rd in the Super Final.
28.2. Championships – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Trophies in each class.
If there is less than 3 starters in any division only 1 award will be given.
Each driver must enter and participate in at least 3 rounds of the championship in order to automatically register for the championship.
- CARS & SAFETY MEASURES.
29.1. Competitors must present their vehicle in a clean condition, with competition number in place, any relevant paperwork for scrutineering at the nominated time to take part in the event.
Cars must be of smart appearance with tidy bodywork, the Clerk of the Course or Chief Scrutineer may take any action deemed necessary to ensure the sports image is upheld.
In-car cameras and mounts must be passed at scrutineering.
Axle stands must be placed under the vehicle when more than one wheel is in the air. The axle stand must support the portion of vehicle in the air when work is being performed under the vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a fine.
Logbooks are compulsory. Cars presented to scrutineers without a current logbook will not be permitted to start.
29.3. Rallycross cars.
Rigidly closed, non convertible saloon, sport and GT cars with full bodywork. All forms of lightening and tuning permitted.
29.4. Group A & N cars.
Must conform to FIA appendix J of the International Sporting Code. Homologation Papers will be checked at scrutiny. Previously homologated cars are eligible.
29.5. Production class, junior class, Buggy Class and Fiesta class
Must conform to technical regulations as per MI yearbook and/or MI technical specification sheet.
All competitors are advised that they may be required at end of the meeting to remove the cylinder head on their car for inspection. All costs of
Subsequent rebuilding are the responsibility of the competitor concerned. (GCR 163). Engines may be sealed for further inspection at the discretion of the chief Scrutieer and the COC. Please note Appendix 2 Articles 28.5 and 28.6. Of the MI Yearbook.
The minimum weight for vehicles ready to race including driver with full apparel is:
Class 1 – 1000 kg
Classes 3A, 3 B – 800 kg
Super 1600 – 700 kg
Production class, Buggy class and juniors as per MI Yearbook and any technical regulations published in the MI Bulletin.
Fiestas as per MI Yearbook Appendix 48.
To ensure parity between classes these limits may be reviewed throughout the season.
- WHEELS & TYRES.
The complete wheel (Flange Rim & Tyre) must always fit inside a u-shaped gauge of which the extremities are 250mm apart. The measurement
is to be made at the unloaded part of the tyre
BUT WITH THE CAR READY TO RACE AND THE DRIVER ON BOARD. The use of tyres fitted with studs, spikes or chains are not permitted.
Tyre rollers and Tyre Warmers are prohibited.
Grooved tyres are authorised on the basis of a design homologated by the FIA. At any time during the race the depth of the grooves must be at least 2mm regardless of the type of tyres used and must cover minimum 75% of the surface.
In class 9, 9a and 9b Rallycross compound tyres are forbidden.
- ALL CARS MUST BE FITTED WITH.
31.1. Full roll cage as per FIA appendix J and MI Yearbook Appendix 2.
31.2. All cars must have a laminated or rigid plastic windscreen (polycarbonate only) Synthetic screens must not be tinted. Tinted glass screens are only permitted if they are original for this car. Buggies do not have to run a windscreen but they must have a protective net or mesh instead of a windscreen and on both sides. In addition to this they must all wear a full face helmet with a visor or safety goggles.
31.3. Towing eyes fitted front and rear which are strong enough to ensure that a recovery vehicle may tow the car. The eyes must not protrude beyond the cars perimeter. The towing eyes must be painted bright red, yellow or orange and must be fitted and marked so as to be easily found by rescue personnel.
31.4. Two red rear brake lights of the anti-crash type working with or replacing the cars original brake lights, situated in a visible position Rain light mounted in a visible and safe position at rear of vehicle.
31.5. Original type driver’s door must be retained.
31.6. Dual circuit brakes.
31.7. A handbrake is obligatory, it must be efficient and simultaneously control the two front wheels or the two rear wheels. Brake fluid reservoirs are forbidden inside the cockpit.
31.8. Only competition seats are permitted. These must be fitted with approved mounting brackets, the seat must be firmly attached to the floor / chassis. Head restraints are compulsory and must be built into the seat. (FIA approved seats are Compulsory, see MI Yearbook Appendix 2).
31.9. An appropriate FIA approved harness must be fitted with a minimum of 4 fixing points.
31.10. A general cut off switch must be fitted on the left hand side of the front windscreen, it must have a clearly marked on / off position.
31.11. All headlamp glass must be covered to give adequate protection.
31.12. Mud flaps on all wheels.
31.13. Fire extinguishers.
See MI Yearbook Appendix 2. One handheld 1.75 litre AFFF or FIA approved equivalent. Installed automatic systems recommended.
All cars must be rigidly closed non convertible models, and the bodywork MUST be in presentable condition.
31.15. Anti theft devices must be removed from the steering column.
31.16. All cars fitted with electrical petrol pumps must have relay fitted.
If supercharging is used, the exhaust gases from the waste-gate must exit into the vehicles exhaust system. Turbocharged cars must not be equipped with any device, which allows the boost pressure, or the electronic management system controlling the boost pressure, to be adjusted by the driver while the car is in motion. Ceramic components, variable diameter inlets and adjustable internal vanes on turbochargers are forbidden. Water injection is prohibited, even if it originally exists on homologated block. Spraying of the intercooler is prohibited. The use of pop off valves is PROHIBITED.
31.18. All cars must be fitted with a rear view mirror inside the car and 2 rear view mirrors on the exterior of the vehicle.
31.19. Window on the driver’s side must remain closed or have netting fitted.
For all cars a limit of 105 dB is imposed, measured with a noise pressure meter regulated at position A and SLOW, placed at an angle of 45 degrees to and 50 cm distance from the exhaust outlet, with the car engine turning at 4,500 revolutions per minute.
- DRIVER CLOTHING.
32.1. Crash helmet of the FIA approved type (see MI Yearbook Appendix 2). HANS devices or other similar neck restraints are mandatory from 01-01-2017 onwards. Buggy drivers must wear a full face helmet with a visor or safety goggles.
32.2. If the car has an aperture cut in the windscreen, or is fitted with a laminated screen. Wear goggles or a visor.
32.3. Wear one-piece flame resistant overalls with tight fittings around wrists and ankles. (FIA APPROVED OVERALLS ARE MANDATORY) as per MI Yearbook Appendix 2.
32.4. Boots and underwear as per MI Yearbook Appendix 2.
- Event Officials.
33.1. Each Rallycross event will be overseen by the officials listed below, assigned by the organising clubs. Each of these officials is a Judge of Fact.
– Clerk of the Course (COC) and his Deputy and Assistant(s) are responsible for the fair and sporting conduct of the event, entrants and vehicles.
– Grid staff and their assistants
– Start and Finish line judges and their assistants.
– All other officials as listed in the Supplementary Regulations or bulletins.
- Force Majeure.
The organisers will endeavor, as far as is reasonable, to ensure that every competitor shall encounter equal course conditions and equal likelihood of hazard. However incidents often occur which are beyond the organisers control. When a competitor encounters such an incident or hazard and is competitively disadvantaged, it is unfortunate, but part of the nature of Rallycross events. This type of situation is deemed “Force Majeure”.
Claims arising from conditions of Force Majeure are not allowed and are not subject to official action.
Enquiries can be made to the following e-mail address:
Phone: +353 (0)87 7868392