The Snell K98 and K2005 can be used for CIK and MSA Karting Events, by drivers 15 years of age or over, ONLY. They are NOT suitable for use in any other discipline. Note Snell K2010 and Snell-FIA CMR/CMS2007 are also valid for Karting but NOT for Car sport.
Anybody, in karting only. The wearer must ensure that the helmet is a suitable size for their head. The CMR/CMS standard is mandatory for Bambino and Cadet class drivers. Since 01.01.2013 it is also mandatory for all kart drivers under the age of 15. Drivers in any other Kart class may use such a helmet provided that it is compatible with their head.
There is no requirement to use 3-inch harnesses in MSA National stage rallies. The use of FIA currently homologated harnesses is mandatory for stage rallying. See (R)48.10.4. Note harnesses must be “in date”.
Yes, for Stage Rallying only as per (R)25.3.2. For other disciplines such as sprints, hill climbs etc overalls as detailed in section (K)9.1 remain acceptable, unless otherwise specified in the Event/Championship Regulations
The HTP is essentially an FIA sporting document. It is intended to confirm that a car complies with the specification of the car it purports to be. Whether that car is wholly original, partly original, assembled wholly or partly out of period components or a copy or replica built recently does not matter. The essential thing is that it is of the specification of the vehicle is that of what it purports to be.
Contact the MSA Sales desk who on payment of the relevant fee will issue a reference number and provide an information pack. For further information concerning HTP applications, including fees, please refer to the section under Competitors/Forms on this website:
The FIA deemed that HVIFs came to be relied on as evidence of a vehicle’s authenticity when, in reality, the procedures for its issue did not adequately support this assumption. It was acknowledged that a number of inaccuracies had crept in. Introducing a replacement document was seen as a means of raising standards of the documentation. HVIFs are no longer in any way valid.
This is a National document. The MSA HRVIF is mandatory for each car competing in the MSA Historic Rally Championship. It enables the scrutineer to inspect the car against the technical specifications at the time of issue. For Historic Category 1 (1960–1967) and 2 (1968–1974) specifications permitted are based on those used and documented in National Events of the period. Please note that Historic Category 3 Cars (1975-1981) must be built to a homologated specification. Regulations concerning historic rally vehicles are set out in (R)49.
You are only permitted to use such materials for seats, bodywork, floor trays and chain guards. However you must refer to the class regulations, as the use of such materials may not be permitted in certain classes for some of the components listed above.
It depends on which class you’re competing in. It is mandatory to use four-wheel braking for all gearbox classes. For non-gearbox classes it is only permitted to have braking on the rear wheels only, except for certain CIK classes. Please see specific class regulations for details.
For all non-gearbox Karts, CIK homologated bodywork must be fitted, unless a currently valid waiver has been granted. For certain gearbox classes you may use twin rail sidebars instead of side pods in accordance to (U)17.15.
You need to refer to the specific regulations for your chosen class. Classes such as KF3 require a CIK homologated chassis and engine. Such as Cadet classes require an MSA homologated Cadet chassis and an MSA registered engine.
Only if the class regulations specify a maximum age or if a chassis is homologated. However a chassis frame will be exposed to lots of stress and vibration during life and it is possible for frames to become tired. If chassis protectors are used, these must be registered with the MSA, see (U)16.3.6. A current list of MSA registered chassis protectors can be found here: (www.msauk.org/KartTech)
The most likely place would be in the MSA Kart Race Yearbook (Gold Book) for all popular classes. Alternatively you will need to contact the organiser for your event to find details for regulations that are not included in this publication. Alternatively you can check the following page of the MSA website where details of several approved non-Gold Book classes are held: (www.msauk.org/KartTech)
Official copies of all MSA approved homologation forms can be purchased from the MSA sales department. Call 01753 765000 or visit the shop through the website. Electronic copies may be available on the Kart Technical Documents page of the website (www.msauk.org/KartTech).
For all short circuit events you must use a CIK homologated suit or a leather suit in accordance to (U)13.3. Leather suits are mandatory for Long Circuit events. Note that overalls homologated by the CIK prior to 01 January 1997 are no longer acceptable. For National use, overalls homologated by the CIK have no expiry date.
The MSA arranged insurance programme does not include insurance of vehicles. The crew benefit from the same public liability and personal accident insurance programmes as do all MSA officials. Details are given in Appendix 2 of the MSA Yearbook. It is emphasised that these policies only operate when the activity is directly related to the competition for which an MSA Organising Permit has been issued.
It is a specific recommendation that applicants for Trainee Rescue Licences are in possession of a valid First Aid Certificate and that licensed crew maintain the validity of such a certificate. As a general recommendation it is of value for any motor sport officials, including recovery crew to hold a valid first aid certificate.
Details are given in Section (F), Table 18 of the MSA Yearbook. You will need trackside experience and the endorsement of an existing licensed unit. Licence application forms can be obtained from the MSA.
The vehicle should be appropriate to the environment in which it is planned for it to operate. Rescue Units used at race and speed events are typically based on medium size panel vans such as Ford Transit or Mercedes Sprinter. Rescue units that are to operate at forest rally special stages are often based on four wheel drive equipped vehicles such as ex military Land Rover ambulance vehicles. SSU’s are also typically 4WD but generally smaller, e.g. Land Rover Discovery, Toyota RAV 4 etc. Recovery units are typically based on Land Rover Range Rover, Discovery vehicles, Toyota Land Cruiser etc. Some recovery units have a lift facility, others do not, some are “self contained” others use a towing dolly.
Please send a detailed proposal and contact details in writing to the Technical Department by post or by email to email@example.com. See also (R)46.3. Category 2 guidance notes can be downloaded via the following link: (MSA Forms)
Please forward a brief CV and your contact details, noting your interest, to the Technical Department by post or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can fill out and return the “New Officials Application Form” found on the website.
Obtain an application form from the MSA and submit it with the documentation specified in the MSA Competitors’ & Officials’ Yearbook E1.4-1.5 and the fee appropriate to the track licence type and grade as specified in the MSA Competitors’ & Officials’ Yearbook Appendix 1 . Alternatively forms can be downloaded from MSA Clubs Forms
Yes, if a number of MSA Recognised clubs use a venue and the MSA Track Licence is held by one of those clubs then the other clubs may also use that Track Licence for their own events without further payment to the MSA.
No, an MSA Track Licence is only valid for the MSA authorised activities specified on the licence and for the period in which an MSA Permit is in force. Landowners are advised to seek specialist advice in respect of any other activities that may take place at the venue.
Inspection is required prior to the issue of a track licence for any venue for which a track licence has not previously been issued. For established venues the MSA operates a rolling schedule of inspection such that race venues are inspected on alternate years and other venues approximately once every three years. Additional inspections may be made if deemed to be required.
In International motorsport it is commonplace for cars to be prepared in accordance with not only the relevant FIA Regulations, but also the specification set down in the FIA Homologation papers relevant to the particular make and model of car.
It is the vehicle manufacturer which determines the specification of a vehicle and submits it to the FIA for homologation. In doing this the manufacturer has to satisfy the FIA that various criteria are met, such as production of a minimum number of vehicles to that specification within a specified period.
Once a vehicle is so homologated there is provision for the manufacturer to homologate alternative or additional parts, again subject to compliance with predetermined criteria.
In National motorsport there may or may not be a requirement for competitors to use “homologated vehicles”. If the Regulations state that vehicles are to be homologated then the vehicles, just as for International competition, are required to be prepared in accordance with the relevant homologation papers.
Be it International or National competition, if there is a requirement for vehicles to be homologated then should it be found that a vehicle is outside of its homologated specification the vehicle will be deemed ineligible and the competitor penalised accordingly.
Under FIA Regulations it is permissible to fit a steering wheel other than that supplied by the vehicle manufacturer, provided the homologated steering column is fitted and that it is not modified.
In the particular case of the Mitsubishi Evo IX it has been determined by the FIA that the only homologated steering column is that which incorporates a pinch bolt fixing to secure the steering wheel. Some earlier Evo models had a different design of steering column which utilised an alternative method of fixing the steering wheel. Where there is a need to comply with homologation requirement for a Mitsubishi EVO IX one must use the steering column that is homologated, this having a pinch bolt attachment for the steering wheel (whether or not a standard or non-standard steering wheel is used)
Where there is no regulatory need for vehicles to comply with homologation requirements competitors may make such modifications as they may wish within the provisions of the relevant Sporting Regulations and, of course the MSA National Regulations.
Common faults with MSA Competition Car Log Books are:
(i) Photo not acceptable. The MSA will not accept a photo if the car is on a trailer, moving or where there is a driver on board. For saloon and sports cars the photo should be a front ¾ view with a clear background. For racing cars the photograph is to be taken from the side, again with a clear background. Photographs must be clear, in focus and printed on photographic quality paper.
(ii) Registration plate not on a vertical plane. Registration plates need to be fixed to a vertical surface as specified by the DVLA. See for www.dvla.gov.uk for more details.
(iii) Insufficient fire extinguisher details. The MSA requires the manufacturers name, extinguishant type, capacity in litres, method of operation (electronic or mechanical) and the number and location of nozzles.
(iv) A non-type approved spoiler/aerofoil/aerodynamic device is fitted. The MSA will not accept vehicles with non-homologated / non-type approved spoilers/ aerofoils/aerodynamic devices fitted. (J)5.2.7 applies.
(v) Insufficient Rollcage details. The MSA requires that the corresponding drawing in section (K) Appendix 2 be referenced. For rally cars confirmation is required that doorbars are fitted.
For National Stage Rallying seats are required to be FIA homologated and in date (unless running under a pre-2009 Competition Car Log Book until 31.12.2013), see R48.10.6. Unless specifically stated in Championship Regulations for any other National events homologated seats are not mandatory. For International Events FIA homologated seats are required.
Laminated screens to be used for Race and Stage Rally events. This is not mandatory for other disciplines. If plastic screens are used they must be at least 4mm thick. Since 1.1.2011 for all stage rally cars for National use, side windows must be laminated or toughened glass. If of toughened glass they must be coated on the inside with a clear transparent safety film (see (R)47.1.3 & (R)48.1.10).