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North & Midland Speed Classes & Clarifications 2018

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Text shown in red indicates changes made for 2018.

North & Midland Speed Recommended Classes

You must be able to produce proof of current UK Road Tax, Insurance (and MOT certificate where applicable) at scrutineering if competing in one of the Road-going Series (or Road-going Specialist) Production car classes. Proof of Road Tax will be via DVLA Confirmation of Vehicle Tax or a recent copy of the DVLA enquiry website (www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk).

Cars in Classes SA to SC must use 2018 MSA List 1A tyres, all other road-going production classes must use tyres from List 1A or 1B in the 2018 MSA Yearbook, all tyres must comply with (L2.3).
The forced induction equivalence for classes SA, SB & SC is 1.7 (S11.9.1.4).
The forced induction equivalence for all other classes is as specified in S10.3.1 & S10.3.2.

Road-going Standard Series Production Cars conforming to S11.9
SA:      Standard Saloon Cars up to 1400cc
SB:      Standard Saloon Cars over 1400cc up to 2000cc
SC:      Standard Sports Cars up to 2000cc

Road-going Series Production Cars: (S11.1 to S11.8 inclusive)
1A:      Saloon Cars up to 1400cc
1B:      Saloon Cars over 1400cc up to 2000cc
1C:      Saloon Cars over 2000cc
1D:      2 & 4 Seater Sportscars up to 2000cc
1E:      2 & 4 Seater Sportscars over 2000cc
1F:       Road-going Lotus Elise and other non-ferrous chassis construction Cars up to 2200cc

Road-going Specialist Production Cars: (S11.1 to S11.8 inclusive)
2A:      Road-going Kit, Replica & Spaceframed Cars up to 1700cc (car derived engines)
2B:      Road-going Kit, Replica & Spaceframed Cars over 1700c (car derived engines)
2C:      Road-going Kit, Replica & Spaceframed Cars (motorcycle derived engines)
2D:      All Road-going Specialist Cars that are not eligible for Classes 2A, 2B or 2C

Modified Cars up to 1400cc
3A:      Saloon Cars up to 1400cc
3B:      Saloon Cars over 1400cc. up to 2000cc
3C:      Saloon Cars over 2000cc
3D:      2 & 4 Seater Sportscars up to 2000cc
3E:      2 & 4 Seater Sportscars over 2000cc

Modified Specialist Production Cars (S12)
3F:       Modified Kit, Replica & Spaceframed Cars up to 1700cc (car derived engines)
3G:      Modified Kit, Replica & Spaceframed Cars over 1700cc (car derived engines)
3H:      Modified Kit, Replica & Spaceframed Cars (motorcycle derived engines)
3K:      All Modified Specialist Cars that are not eligible for Classes 3F, 3G or 3H

Hillclimb Super Sports Cars & Sports Libre: (S13, S14)
4A:      Cars up to 2000cc & Hillclimb Super Sports
4B:      Cars over 2000cc

Racing Cars: (S15)
5A:      Up to 1100cc
5B:      Formula Ford 1600 Racing Cars manufactured before 1 January 1994
5C:      Cars over 1100cc up to 1600cc
5D:      Cars over 1600cc up to 2000cc
5E:      Cars over 2000cc

(All classes) Cars shall have a towing point of adequate strength at both front & rear, clearly marked by an arrow and the word “Tow” using a contrasting colour.  A suitable point on the roll hoop will generally suffice for open single seater and open sports racing cars.
All vehicles must comply with MSA Technical Regulations and with the specific regulations for each category/class as specified in S10. See the current MSA Yearbook Section B for the definition of a Sports Car.
The requirements of the current MSA regulations with regards to safety provisions for Sprint and Hillclimb cars must be adhered to, including the use of suitable Frontal Head Restraints where mandatory.

Clarifications for Road-going Series Production Cars

All cars must have current UK road tax. Proof will be via DVLA Confirmation of Vehicle Tax or a recent copy of the DVLA enquiry website (www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/), a current MOT if age requires it, & insurance. It is the driver’s responsibility to prove compliance.
All road-going cars must remain in a totally road-legal condition at all times. (S11.2)

Classes SA, SB & SC – Standard Cars conforming to S11.9
These classes are intended to attract new inexperienced competitors driving unmodified cars, as a low-cost entry to the sport. Other than adding FIA/MSA approved/homologated safety equipment and/or fitting uprated brake friction material, no other modifications are allowed. Any replacement component fitted must be a *Standard Part or a Standard Pattern Part.
Fleet insurance policies and/or trade plates are not permitted. S11.9.1.2
Engine; Forced induction equivalency is 1.7 (11.9.1.4).
Wheels and tyres; must comply with 11.9.1.5
* “Standard” means a component that was listed in the car manufacturer’s price list for that model of car.

Classes 1A to 1F, and 2A to 2D conforming to S11.1 to S11.8 inclusive
Tyres; Tyres must comply with S11.6.2.
Brakes; Brake callipers, discs, master cylinder, shoes & pads can be modified. Non-ferrous discs are only permitted in accordance with K5.6.2. Modification of the brake pedal is permitted. The fitting of aftermarket pedal assemblies is not permitted.  Anti-Lock braking systems can be removed but cannot be added to a vehicle that does not have one as a manufacturer specified option.
Suspension; (As per S11.7) Non-adjustable Strut Braces across the top of the front suspension turrets are allowed but these must be removable and not welded in place.
Safety; Pyrotechnic safety devices such as airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners may be disconnected or removed.

All other classes are as specified in Section S

Note: Whilst Scrutineers and Championship Officials reserve the right to check all road-going competition vehicles’ taxation status via the DVLA website to ensure compliance with championship regulations, the onus remains with the competitor to prove compliance when requested.

It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that all data held by the DVLA is accurate for the vehicle being entered into competition.

Drivers of Racing & Sports Libre cars should to note the change to minimum acceptable licences from 1/1/2018:
S7.1.5.1 Any Driver competing in a Racing or Sports Libre car of more than 1100cc, or equivalent forced induction, with the exception of a pre’1994 Formula Ford 1600 in compliance with the period Ford regulations, must hold a Speed National A or Race National A Licence (H.16.1.1), unless the car is currently licensed for use on the public highway and competes in the event in a road-legal condition

Published 24/1/2018