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Official Program

Australian National
Supersprint Championship

Sunday 16th October 2022

Sydney Motorsport Park – Gardner Circuit

Hosted by the Australian Racing Drivers Club

Administered by the Motorsport Australia NSW Supersprint Panel

Officials

Clerk of the Course – tba
Secretary of the Event – tba
Chief Steward – tba
2nd Steward – tba
3rd Steward – tba
Chief Scrutineer – tba
Chief Timekeeper – tba

Event Timetable

Competitors are to proceed directly to Scrutineering/Check-in to collect their scrutineering windscreen stickers.

There will be no pre-competiton scrutiny inspection of vehicles. Helmet and apparel checks will be conducted at scrutineering/check-in from 7:15am to 11:30am. Log Books and/or Road Registration will be checked, then scrutineering windscreen stickers issued. Target Audits on Log Booked vehicles and Random Audits of vehicles without a Log Book will be carried out throughout the event.

6:00am                Gates Open
7:15am                Scrutineering/check-in Commences
8:30am                Welcome & SMSP First-time competitors Drivers Briefing
9:00am                Open Practice Commences for SMSP first-time competitors. Others welcome

10:15am Welcome & Drivers Briefing. Scrutineering/check-in suspended.
10:30am              Best lap times taken for gridding

10:40am Drivers Briefing ends, scrutineering/check-in resumes.
10:45am              Open Practice ends.
11:00am              Competition commences
11:30am               Scrutineering closes
1:30pm                Competition ceases, Officials lunch break
2:00pm                Competition resumes
5:00pm                Competition ceases, Officials dinner break.
5:30pm                Competition resumes
7:30pm                Competition closes . Sunset at 7:42pm. Officials Break.
8:00pm                Untimed passenger rides @ 80% race pace commences.
9:15pm                Passenger rides close
9:30pm               Trophy Presentation
10:30pm             Event closes.

Description of the Competition

Each run will comprise a minimum time to allow all competitors to complete at least 3 timed laps, with the time for the fastest single lap being used for results. The minimum time for each run will be 8 Minutes. The proposed minimum number of runs on the day will be 4.

The Motorsport Australia NSW Supersprint Panel will be responsible for the initial allocation of group & grid positions. Cars will be divided into groups primarily based on Ranking Times that can be downloaded from www.supersprintnsw.com under the 2022 Results page, and from the best time achieved as at 10:30am during Open Practice for SMSP first-time competitors.

An Open Practice Session will be held for any driver that has not competed on this circuity before. These drivers must display an “X” on the rear of their vehicle in accordance with section 2.6(h) herein.

At the completion of Qualifying the best times recorded at 10:30am will be combined with Ranking Times to determine Grid positions within each Group.

Groups will be called to the dummy grid in order commencing with Group 1. Scrutineering windscreen stickers will display each Groups number, but not the vehicles Grid position. The grid position will be applied manually when vehicle grid up for the first session.

Each group will consist of no more than 24 cars as per the track licence. Wherever possible, the position of cars within groups will be from fastest to slowest based on Ranking and Qualifying Times. 

Cars will be started in a single line direct from the dummy grid area, remaining grouped together with no stragglers and no overtaking before the leading car first crosses the control (start) line. The leading car must maintain a quick pace but not out sprint the group.

Note:  This is a speed event, not a race meeting. Grouping of cars to form a ‘mini-race’ anywhere on the circuit or passing dangerously into corners is NOT permitted, and action will be taken by the Clerk of the Course if such an incident takes place.

Classes

Please click here for the Technical Regulations that specify the eligibility details for each of the above Championship Classes. If you have a question about your vehicle’s eligibility to compete in a particular Class, please click here to email the Eligibility Officer, Gerry Martin.

Regulations

This event is being held under the FIA International Sporting Code including Appendices and the National Competition Rules of Motorsport Australia. Please click here for a copy of the Supplementary Regulations. (This link will not be functional until entries open)

Awards

  1. Championship Trophies: National Championship Outright 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  2. Championship Plaques: 1st in Class (min 3 entries); 2nd in Class (min 4 entries) & 3rd in Class (min 6 entries)
  3. NSW State Championship Round 7 Plaques: Zestino Trophy for 1st Place in Class (3 or more entries).


Awards will be presented at the Trophy presentation after track activities end. Outright Awards will be presented at a National Awards Function if possible. Trophy recipients must either be present to collect their awards or have someone attend to collect them on the recipients’ behalf. Uncollected awards will be subject to recycling. Competitors in the State Championship who don’t qualify for National Awards under section 1.9 will not be eligible for Championship Plaques, but will be eligible for Round Plaques.

Competitors

A list of competitors and vehicles competition numbers will be uploaded here on Friday 19th November 2021, when group positions have been finalised.

Risk Warning and Disclaimer

Motorsport Activities are inherently dangerous recreational activities and there is significant risk of injury, disability or death. If you do not wish to be exposed to such risks, then you should not participate in the Motorsport Activities.

Please click here to read the Motorsport Australia Risk Warning, Disclaimer & Indemnity form which you will need to complete before you enter.

Download this Program

Please click here to download a .pdf file of this program. (This link will not be functional until Friday 14th October 2022)