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North & Midland Speed Classes & Clarifications from 2017 onward

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All text shown in red are the changes or corrections made for 2017

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).

Road-going Series Production Cars: (S11)

Classes SA to SC & 1A to 1C must be on 2017 MSA List 1A tyres, classes 1D to 1G & 2A to 2D may use 2017 MSA List 1B tyres, all tyres must comply with (L2.3).

For classes SA, SB & SC, the forced induction equivalence is 1.7 (S11.9.1.4)

SA:      Standard Saloon Cars up to 1400cc

SB:      Standard Saloon Cars over 1400cc up to 2000cc

SC:      Standard Sports Cars up to 2000cc

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 Saloon Cars that are not eligible for any of the above Classes

1G:      Road-going Lotus Elise and other non-ferrous chassis construction Cars up to 2200cc

Road-going Specialist Production Cars: (S11)

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 Series Production Cars: (S12)

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

Class E: Electrically powered cars, (excluding hybrids)

All vehicles must comply with MSA Technical Regulations and with the specific regulations for each category/class as specified in S10. See the 2017 MSA Yearbook Section B for the definition of a Sports Car.

(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.

Equivalence factors are as per, S10.3.1, S10.3.2, S11.9.1.4

The requirements of the current MSA regulations with regards to safety provisions for Sprint and Hillclimb cars must be adhered to.

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 only: Trade plates and traders or company group insurance policies will not be accepted. S11.9.1.2

All other Road-going Series Cars are as S11.2.

Classes SA, SB & SC

These classes are intended to attract new inexperienced drivers, using cars with very few modifications (as listed), to encourage low-cost entry into the sport. All cars running in the above classes must remain in totally road legal form at all times.

NO modifications (optional or otherwise) are permitted which are likely to improve the performance and handling of the car which must also comply with the following:

All other regulations are as per S11.9 2017 MSA Year Book

Any modifications not specifically permitted are, by definition, not allowed.

* “Standard” means components that were listed in the manufacturer’s price list for that model of car.

Classes 1A to 1G

Tyres: Classes 1A to 1C must use Tyres from the 2017 MSA List 1A; classes 1D to 1G may use tyres from the 2017 MSA List 1B.

Exhaust systems; all petrol engined cars manufactured after 31st Dec 1999 must include a working catalytic converter.

Brakes; Brake calipers, discs, master cylinder, shoes& pads can be modified. Carbon discs are not permitted. Modification of the brake pedal is permitted. Brake bias adjustment is allowed. (Brake balance adjusters must not be available for adjustment during running. 2017 MSA Year Book S10.7.2). 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)

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 pretensioners may be disconnected or removed.

Classes 2A to 2D

As per S11

All other classes are as specified in Section S

Please Note: 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.

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

It is intended that the above Classes & Clarifications will in future only be amended if there are changes to the MSA Year Book in future years which affect them.