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Basics for the race

The Nordic Championship event is run as an endurance race over 6 hours (8x45 minutes). Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are represented by two teams each. It is at the discretion of each nation to select their teams. All teams must be presented and fees paid by January 10 in the year of the event.

The championship is organised in Sweden 2015 (23-24 January), Finland 2016, Denmark 2017 and Norway 2018.

The starting fee per team is 200 Euro including 3 pairs of handout wheels trued down to 27,5 mm and branded, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner on racing day.

The race director is running the event. To aid the director on rule interpretations a race jury is elected at the race meeting. The race jury consists of one representative from each nation.

Unsportsmanlike conduct breaching the spirit of the rule set, the sport and competition is penalised by the race direction on its discretion by warnings, lap deductions or disqualifications.

The most number of laps made over the 6 hours decides who wins the championship. This is decided by the lap counter.

The race is run on an 8 lane track of a minimum length of 40 meters providing 12,5 Volts loaded.

A team consists of 3 or 4 members. Each member in a team of 3 must drive a minimum of 110 minutes and in a team of 4 a minimum of 85 minutes.

Practice is run as a lane per team in pre-defined stints.

Each team has to provide a turn marshal at all times in the race and in practice. A missed marshalling duty leads to a deduction of 10 laps in the race for each infraction.

During lane changes, which are 2 minutes, no work on the cars is allowed - work on the car may only be done under green light. Lane changes are administered by the race direction.

The word "Track" can be used to call for power off by active drivers and turn marshals in the following situations: a/ the car becomes a rider, b/ a car under the bridge, c/ a car falling off in the straight in front of the drivers, d/ a car positioned in the in-fields. Additional zones may be decided by the race direction. Illegal track calls by drivers are penalised by a 2 lap deduction for each infraction.

Technical inspection will be open for 60 minutes and it is possible to have the car checked in parts during this time, however it is the test at the time it is left for parc fermé which is decisive. Inspections will occur on the fly during the event.

Event organizers provide all actual scrutineering tools for the event at the start of official practice. These tools must include a scale measuring to at least 1/10th of a gram, specific callipers or gauges for measurement of the front and rear spur and specific callipers or gauges to measure the minimum front wheel diameter and width. Specific gauges to measure ride height before, during and after the race is also be provided at this time. The tool to measure RPM should also be available. These tools will be the only ones used by the scrutineer(s) during the event.

All cars will have their motors checked permitting 7230 rpm measured on the rear wheels with no load. Teams may also bring spare motors to be tested and if approved, rpm is below 26500, Technical inspection will mark the motors and keep them in parc fermé. Measurement can be fulfilled with pinion mounted.

During the race a team can mount a pre-tested motor directly without having to go through a new measurement. However, they must show the new motor with its proper marking.

If the ground clearance is found to be in breach of the rules during the race, it must be rectified under green light. If found after the end of the race in post tech it will result in the loss of the total laps scored in the best race bracket during the race. With 10 minutes left of the race there will be a track call, where all cars will be measured for ground clearance and total weight as a service to the teams.

Parts falling off the car during racing must be replaced under green light (see rule 1.1.6 (f) for exceptions). Rear wings must be re-mounted properly in the event of mounts breaking or wings falling off. Cars have to be taken off the track to be repaired within 3 laps after they have been found faulty.

Cars being serviced or repaired must be replaced in the service zone on the track marked out by race direction.


Time table

 
Friday
16.00 - 17.45 Open practice in 5 minute stints
18.00 - 22.00 Practice as 2 rounds of 8x12 minutes
 
Saturday
07.30 Venue open
08.00 - 10.00 Practice as 1 round of 8x12 minutes
10.15 - 10.45 Technical inspection
11.00 Race meeting, election of race jury and lane draw
11.30 Lunch
12.15 Start
19.30 Price ceremony and race dinner


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