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Pre-race checklist (new!)

Updated: Feb 21, 2023


We run a tight ship at the CSCC and need you to be organised on the run up to an event, so you don't cause a headache for yourself or us, on the day.


Help us to help you, by completing, or complying with, the following 9 points please:

  1. New for 2023. All drivers racing with us (and other clubs using the 'Future Of Scrutineering' method), must fill out and bring with you to the circuit, a copy of this, new, scrutineering form. This is a requirement, either digitally on your phone, or printed paper, regardless of whether your series is nominated for physical scrutineering at that round. Apologies for the short notice but we have just received this from MSUK.

  2. One of our Chief Scrutineers, Tony Harman, would like to draw your attention to a few failures he and his team found last year. Firstly, please read through the equipment standards covered in the latest MSUK Revolution magazine. • The shoulder straps should be installed with the FIA Hologram label on the left side (left shoulder, when seated). People often ask why? Simple answer is, that's the way the FIA tested them. Therefore, if installed the other way around, then you are not using a homologated harness. • Fitting; when utilising a bar welded to the ROPS, to wrap the shoulder straps around, you need to loop back through the adjuster as shown in the image.. • The shoulder straps should be installed with the FIA Hologram label on the left side (when seated)le. People often ask why? Simple answer is, that's the way the FIA tested them. Therefore, if installed the other way around, then you are not using a homologated harness. • Fitting; when utilising a bar welded to the ROPS, to wrap the shoulder straps around, you need to loop back through the adjuster as shown in the image.One of our Chief Scrutineers, Tony Harman, would like to draw your attention to a few failures he and his team found last year. Firstly, please read through the equipment standards covered in the latest MSUK Revolution magazinee. • The shoulder straps should be installed with the FIA Hologram label on the left side (when seated)l. People often ask why? Simple answer is, that's the way the FIA tested them. Therefore, if installed the other way around, then you are not using a homologated harness. • Fitting; when utilising a bar welded to the ROPS, to wrap the shoulder straps around, you need to loop back through the adjuster as shown in the image.. • The shoulder straps should be installed with the FIA Hologram label on the left side (when seated)lef. People often ask why? Simple answer is, that's the way the FIA tested them. Therefore, if installed the other way around, then you are not using a homologated harness. • Fitting; when utilising a bar welded to the ROPS, to wrap the shoulder straps around, you need to loop back through the adjuster as shown in the image.. • The shoulder straps should be installed with the FIA Hologram label on the left side (when seated)left. People often ask why? Simple answer is, that's the way the FIA tested them. Therefore, if installed the other way around, then you are not using a homologated harness. • Fitting; when utilising a bar welded to the ROPS, to wrap the shoulder straps around, you need to loop back through the adjuster as shown in the image.MSUK Revolution magazine. • The shoulder straps should be installed with the FIA Hologram label on the left side (when seated)le People often ask why? Simple answer is, that's the way the FIA tested them. Therefore, if installed the other way around, then you are not using a homologated harness. • Fitting; when utilising a bar welded to the ROPS, to wrap the shoulder straps around, you need to loop back through the adjuster as shown in the image.

• When fitting harnesses, attention should be paid to the angle of the belts as shown here.

Helmets

• Helmet Painting: Please note the latest guidance on helmet painting from the FIA/MSUK. available here

• Generally helmets that are "wrapped" or covered in excess stickers are not allowed

• SNELL2010 Helmets: Note the approval for use has been extended until the end of 2023.

Fire Extinguishers

• A reminder that fire extinguisher kits now need to carry FIA homologation.

• To clarify - it is the system as a whole that is approved, not just the bottle. You MUST fit the supplied pipework and actual (correctly coloured) nozzles provided in the kit - in the correct quantity and location - in order for the 'system' to comply.

• Nozzles should also be attached firmly via brackets, not just zip-tied in place. This is something we saw in a lot of poorly installed systems last year. Going forward, we will insist on properly installed nozzles.

• The correct anti-submarine brackets and barrel or jubilee (not over-centre) clips must be used to secure the bottle, and the bottle, where possible, should be positioned at least 30cm from the sill. The way you spread the load underneath the floor or panel is very important. We have seen these heavy extinguishers rip free, when incorrectly secured through flimsy floor panels (washers are not enough).

• Please check that the extinguisher service date is valid, also that the bottle is in a position so that the scrutineer can read the label. If they are not satisfied, they can ask you to remove the bottle for inspection.


3. When we send out the final instructions, you will need to electronically sign on and e-scrutineer for each event, using your RevUp account (check you can log in now). You must do this by the Wednesday before each meeting, or you will regrettably be inconvenienced at the race meeting by missing a briefing and visiting a Clerk, Scrutineer and the Secretary of the Meeting before you can compete. Worst case, you may be issued with a fine by the Clerk or not be allowed to compete.

4. Have you emailed us your 2023 race licence so far this season? If not, please do so now to info@classicsportscarclub.co.uk Make sure you bring your signed licence with you to each race event.


5. Are you racing as a 2 driver, or 2 car team? Have you added your team mate properly? Check now by logging in and clicking on the 'Booked Events' tab. To add your second driver they will need to give you their competitor id (this is not their membership number). They can find out their competitor id by logging in themselves, clicking 'My Details' and it's there, top-right. Once you (as 1st driver) have this information, you can add your second driver to your entry on a round-by-round basis, (up until the online booking closing date) or add them as your default second driver in the 'registrations' tab if they will be your 2nd driver for the whole season. You will also need their postcode.


6. PLEASE read your final instructions! We field literally hundreds of questions each season which could be answered by reading the information we lovingly put together for you. Try not to see this as a chore, but as an opportunity to gain you a competitive advantage. The CSCC team spend many hours putting this information together for your benefit, changing what is written each time, to suit that specific event.

Check the entry list too and make sure that your entry is correct. If the car is listed incorrectly or you think you may be in the wrong class, please contact us as soon as possible. Check your race number, as we may have amended this for a round. There is a reason we may have changed this, such as, to avoid number clashes if your session is combined.

7. When at the circuit, please DON'T arrive too early and DO park in the right place. Ignore where others may have parked incorrectly, make sure you are in the right place. If you have a team, it is your responsibility to send them the final instructions so they know where to park and when to vacate, particularly if testing on Friday but not racing until Sunday.

8. New for 2023, you can add a second email address to your competitor account, so they are copied into any competitor emails we send you. This email account won't receive this type of news article, but will be sent things like final instructions. To add a cc email, log in to your CSCC online account, click on 'My details', then 'edit' (next to Personal details), at the bottom you'll see a box for 'cc email'. Add the cc email, press 'save details' and you're done.


9. Finally, please check the sticker guide for this season, you can remove previous sponsor stickers. We won't ask you to remove other club's stickers, but you must wear the CSCC stickers required for the new season. We have a number of retired sponsors, some new ones, plus the RX-8's have moved series this season. Whichever series you are in, it is your responsibility to ask for the stickers at the briefing please, and to put them on, as best you can, before the race. https://www.classicsportscarclub.co.uk/regulations Sorry, we can't post these in advance to you, the time and costs of doing this are prohibitive.

If you have worked your way through this list, you can sit back and relax, knowing that you've done all that MSUK and CSCC have asked of you.

 

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