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As you’ve said Martin, a Vbox is much more useful so it’s a big advantage having one. And even with your generous costing of the Aim and a suitable action or dash cam, the Vbox is well over double the price which not everyone can afford.27/02/2019 at 5:10 pm in reply to: 2019 Regulations #8002
Bit of a thread bump.
I notice that an even more finalised version of the supposedly already ‘Final’ regs has been published today, again without any notification to competitors and without updating the publication date shown on the document. Has this new revision been through the approval process with MSUK?
Why hasn’t any text in the regs that has been added or changed from last year been highlighted in a different colour so that it is immediately obvious, like every single other championship and series in the UK does?05/02/2019 at 12:44 pm in reply to: 2019 Regulations #7706
I see that a final version of the regulations has been published now.
The publishing of the regulations is a bit haphazard, with no notification of when new versions are released and no information on any changes that have been made.
Why haven’t the changes made to them from the previous version been highlighted as is normally done with regulations? Giving the reasoning behind the changes that have been made would also be helpful.
Could we at the very least have a news letter with a summary of all the regulations that have changed between this final 2019 version and the 2018 regulations sent to all the competitors?02/01/2018 at 5:08 pm in reply to: 2018 Draft Regulations #3639
Here’s another link from less than a week ago about the MOT changes for HGVs resulting from the EU directive that come into effect in May 2018:
Although not UK legislation at the moment it is a requirement that EU directives be incorporated into member states law, so I think it’s safe to assume that the changes will include the additional test requirements for cars at the same time.
Surely it would be prudent to allow for having a properly working reversing light and separate rain light in the 2018 regs should it become necessary for the MOT? Rather than having to issue an amendment mid season.02/01/2018 at 2:48 pm in reply to: 2018 Draft Regulations #3631
EU directive 2014/45/EU is to be implemented in 2018, which requires vehicles to have functioning reversing lamps.
22/12/2017 at 10:39 am in reply to: 2018 Draft Regulations #3583
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I wasn’t aware that the reversing light is not an MOT requirement, thanks for pointing that out. Still can’t see why an additional rain light is now prohibited though?
I was planning to fit an FIA rain light to make my car more visible in wet races and because it’s also useful to have a properly working reverse light, especially if driving on the public road.
ABS – my feelings are that in a basic low powered race car, ABS should be prohibited to put the emphasis as much as possible on driver skill, but I can understand the desire to reduce incidents.
Is it the intention that we do now need to keep the wheel arch linings etc then?
I would also like to say though that I’m pleased to see the sensible changes in the draft regs regarding bonnet pins, door cards and the exhaust mod. Thanks for the replies.22/12/2017 at 7:04 am in reply to: 2018 Draft Regulations #3580
I don’t understand? Surely a red (rather than white) reversing light is going to result in an MOT failure?
That aside, what benefit is there in preventing those who want to fit an FIA rain light to make the car more visible from doing so?16/11/2017 at 10:51 pm in reply to: Number plate lights #2491
Though thinking about it further, while it shouldn’t be necessary to have an MOT, people do generally have a habit of not really reading the regs so perhaps it acts as a usuful catch all for situations such as this.16/11/2017 at 9:25 pm in reply to: Number plate lights #2489
My question wasn’t aimed at whether or not the number plate lights have to remain fitted or not, it’s very clear in the regs that they must be fitted and working.
As far as I can tell there’s nothing in the MOT requirements that isn’t already covered by the parts that the regs say must remain standard, so why have a rule requiring that the cars have an in-date MOT certificate?
After all, a certificate from an MOT test done several months ago is meaningless as to whether a car that’s racing now still has all the standard parts fitted that it should do.16/11/2017 at 10:37 am in reply to: Number plate lights #2484
Maybe I’m being a bit dense…but is there anything in the MOT requirements for the cars that isn’t already covered by the championship regs saying that apart from the specific exemptions everything must remain ‘standard’ or ‘no modification permitted’?
An in-date MOT certificate is no guarantee that things like number plate lights etc are still fitted, so thorough eligibility scrutineering is needed to check things like the complete standard wiring loom remains fitted and intact as per the regs.10/11/2017 at 12:52 pm in reply to: Suspension springs #2331
Does that mean that the GAZ dampers will still be permitted next year?07/09/2017 at 12:10 pm in reply to: wheel arch liners #1775
To the exact wording of the rules, the wheel arch liners must remain fitted and unmodified.
The Technical Regs do not state anywhere that they can be removed, so it is therefore prohibited.
Perhaps something that needs to be addressed for 2018?28/07/2017 at 12:36 pm in reply to: GAZ dampers #1596
Good to know this is being thought about. I agree a mandatory spring rate and single damper option is a good idea, once the optimum rate has been found.
Ideally with a single adjustable damper like the GAZ units, to allow for slight adjustment to compensate for changing weather/track conditions and to change for driver preference on handling.