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Vehicle Requirements

1. Fire extinguisher All vehicles must have a fire extinguisher compliant with Schedule H of Motorsport Australia general requirements.
Each hand-held fire extinguisher bracket shall be secured using a metal bracket attached to the automobile with only high tensile bolts (example: 2x 6mm high tensile bolts, minimum grade 8, secured with nylock nuts and body washers). Fire extinguishers must be secured into the bracket by a minimum of one metal strap, and
 must be capable of removal by the driver while seated in their normal respective position for competition, unless varied by specific category regulations and without the aid of tools.
Fire extinguishers must be less than three years old or have a metal tag stating that it has been checked if in excess of the 3 year date. See Motorsport Australia Schedule H for further information

2. Seatbelts must be in good condition and mounted securely. If non-factory belts are fitted, the current Motorsport Australia manual provides details of allowable types and method of fitting, in Schedule I of General Requirements of Automobiles.

3. Bonnet catches – Whilst factory bonnets with an OEM two stage catch are sufficient to avoid this requirement - all rear-hinged bonnets must have an additional independent non-flexible strap fitted. Permanent straps/pins attached to the bonnet are not necessary. It is merely acceptable to tie the bonnet down with light rope. 

4. Steering - must have minimal free-play.

5. Suspension - must be in good condition with no significant wear in ball-joints, shock absorber upper mounts, strut assemblies, wheel bearings etc.

6. Brakes – a firm pedal with no pump-up.

7. Wheels – nuts must be tight (factory settings are torque of 60 ft/LB or metric equivalent), wheel stud threads should be intact and not deformed. Wheels should be free of cracks.

8. Tyres – must be roadworthy, or if race rubber is fitted, free from damage. This means that tread wear bars must not be exposed in the case of road tyres and tread depth dimples must be visible across the entire face of the tyre in the case of slicks. Re-tread tyres are unacceptable.

9. Valve caps must be fitted to all wheels – metal are type required to act as secondary seal

10. Body/chassis must be free from damage.

11. Boot/cockpit – must be free of all loose articles – e.g. tools, jacks, wheel, hatch blind etc

12. Electrical – forward facing lights with a glass lens must be completely covered with clear adhesive film. Polycarbonate/Plastic Lens lights do not require additional covering. All wipers, lights and indicators must be operative.

13. Under bonnet
- battery must be secured;
- fuel lines in good condition and secured
- electrical wiring secured and safe
- throttle return springs operating correctly
- All fluids (oil, water, brake and clutch) must be contained (no leaks) and in plentiful supply.
It is suggested that extra engine oil (0.5 to 1.0 litre) be added to the sump due to possible oil surge as consequence of high cornering loads.

14. Rollover bar or roll-cage
(if fitted) must be constructed and fitted in accordance with CAMS specifications – refer to Schedule J of General Requirements of Automobiles in the current Motorsport Australia manual.

Personal Requirements

1. Safety helmet (to AS1698 standard) in good condition (ie. free of dents and scratches). Helmets must not be modified from original specification (including paint and stickers, air vents and braces).
For further information please refer to the cams manual in section 4.3(d)   - Click to view Motorsport Australia manual schedule D

2. Gloves are optional.

3. Leather or suede footwear must completely cover the foot and be firmly fitted. No sandals or thongs allowed.

4. Driver apparel must cover the body from ankle to neck including up to the wrists. Long sleeved and flame-resistant clothing is mandatory. Wool is best but cotton overalls or trousers and shirts are also suitable. Race-type overalls are not necessary.

Motorsport Flags

Flag Signals Flags used at points around the circuit. They can be shown either motionless or waved. A waving flag emphasises the flag's basic meaning.

Yellow flag: The yellow flag signals a situation of danger ahead. Drivers must slow down and show extreme caution. Drivers may not overtake other vehicles until they have passed the green flag.

Green Flag: All clear signal. It is used at the end of the danger area controlled by yellow flags. Drivers may continue on at race speed.
It can also be used to signal the start of a warm-up lap or practice session.

Blue flag: Overtaking signal. The blue flag informs the driver that he is about to overtaken by one or more faster cars. When the flag is waved, it draws the driver’s attention either to the closeness of the car about to overtake him, or to the high speed at which it is approaching. The blue flag can be shown motionless when the faster car is still some distance away but approaching quickly.
Red Flag: Stopping the race. The red flag will be shown at all posts on the circuit when the Clerk of the Course has decided to stop the race or practice session due to a hazard effecting the course. All drivers must stop racing immediately and proceed to the pit area. Drivers must exercise extreme caution and being prepared to stop if necessary.
Black Flag: Return to the pit area. The black flag is usually shown at the Start / Finish line by the Clerk of Course or his marshal. The flag will be shown whilst your vehicle is being pointed at. This informs the driver they must return to the pit area immediately and report to the Clerk of Course.
Checkered Flag: Denotes end of session. Use the remaining lap to cool the car and return to the pit area.
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