Technical Updates from MSUK
Seat Life for events which require 'in date' FIA seats - March 2021 - 1yr Extention
The applicable Regulations are N18.104.22.168 and R48.10.6, and the extension applies specifically as follows:
Seats with an original homologation label detailing a manufacture date during 2013, which may be used for up to 8 years from the date on that original homologation label;
Seats with a ‘Not Valid After’ date (on the original homologation label) of 2019, which may be used until 31st December 2022.
The validity dates above take into account the additional two years’ use over the FIA homologation validity already afforded to seats used in National Events in these disciplines.
The date of implementation of the above Exemption (Regulation A2.4) is immediate and will cease on 31 December 2022.
Check your roll cage welding - taken from MSUK Scrutineers March 2021 Bulletin
Seat Mountings – Dec 2020
Further amendments have been made to the seat mounting regulations in (K)2.2.1, these amendments give further detail to the requirements for transverse seat mounting rails.
These new regulations are only a requirement for new build cars from 01 January 2021. They are not to be retrospectively applied to existing cars
Seats, Seat Belts and Headrests – Nov 2020
K2.1.12. Elastic devices attached to the shoulder straps are forbidden. Date of Implementation: Immediate
Reason: Elastic devices attached to harness shoulder straps to aid egress are a safety concern as they may pull the shoulder straps off the FHR. The regulation copies an FIA regulation which prohibits their use.
Link to MSUK Blue Book sections
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Useful MSUK Technical Guidance
Harness Installation https://www.motorsportuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/harnessguidance0...
Frontal Head Restraints (FHRs) (HANS)
Non Lead-acid batteries Lithium ion batteries are becoming popular as a good weight saving. However only batteries made by MSUK registered companies can be used on events.
Road Rally Tyre Rules (also applies to Targa Rallies)
N.B. Always check event regulations which may put in place additional requirements. For example events in Wales require E marked tyres, whilst this remains a very rare rule outside of Wales.
Extract from Section L (Tyres) of the Blue Book :
3.2. For all Road, Navigation, Targa Road and Historic Road Rallies tyres are free subject to the following;
(a) Tyres on the current FIA List of Asphalt Eligible Tyres are permitted; including sizes not homologated;
(b) Tyres on List 1B (from 2020) and List 1C are not permitted other than the Avon CR28, the Avon CR6ZZ and the Pirelli P7 Corsa Classic, for pre 1/10/90 registered cars, the Yokohama A021R (manufactured before 01/11/14), and the Yokohama Advan A052;
(c) Tyres marked for "competition use" are not permitted with the exception of tyres on List 6 and 3.2a. 3.2.1. For Endurance Road Rallies only tyres on List 4 are permitted.
The tyre lists can be found at the end of Section L of the Blue Book (see above link)
Events in the AEMC / AMSC region don’t normally apply any additional rules on tyres.
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