All vehicles competing in the Motorsport Australia NSW Supersprint Championship must be entered in a specific Class as part of the terms of entry. Cars that are registered for this Championship (ie who have been allocated a competition number less than 900) will have registered their vehicle to run in a specific Class. Those who have not registered their vehicle (ie who are allocated a competition number 900 to 999) are required to enter their vehicle for the event in a specific Class.
Requirements for vehicles to be eligible to compete in specific Classes are contained in the Technical Regulations, please click here to download a full copy.
The Championship Eligibility Officer is a member of the Motorsport Australia NSW Supersprint Panel and is responsible for ensuring vehicles are eligible to compete in the Class that they have nominated. The Championship Eligibility Officer can examine registrants’ vehicles at any time and often works in consultation with other Technical Officers of the Motorsport Australia NSW Supersprint Panel .
All entrants to each Round are eligible to receive trophies presented for that specific round by the host club for the Class in which they have entered. However, only Championship registrants are eligible to accumulate points towards the Championship for that year, again in the Class in which they have registered.
Registrants are entitled to use a replacement vehicle (“Replacement Vehicle”) instead of the vehicle originally registered for the Championship (“Original Vehicle”) provided that a Replacement Vehicle Notice is submitted online at least 48 hours prior to the vehicle being used.
If a vehicle is modified to the extent that it is no longer eligible to compete in the same Class as the Original Vehicle, it shall be deemed to be a “Replacement Vehicle”. Registrants can only score points in a Replacement Vehicle for the Type, Class and Club Championships if they have submitted a Replacement Vehicle Notice as described above.
If the Replacement Vehicle is eligible to compete in the same Class as the Original Vehicle, it shall use the same Competition Number as the Original Vehicle and it shall remain in the same Class as the Original Vehicle.
If the Replacement Vehicle is not eligible to compete in the same Class as the Original Vehicle, it will be allocated a different Competition Number to that used by the Original Vehicle and it shall be placed in a Class that it is eligible to compete in as elected by the registrant.
Only one of the Original or Replacement Vehicles can be used at any Round of the Championship.
If the Replacement vehicle is eligible to compete in the same Class as the Original Vehicle, all points scored in the Replacement Vehicle will be added to any points scored in the Original Vehicle for the purposes of the Type, Class and Club Championships. If the Replacement Vehicle is not eligible to compete in the same Class as the Original Vehicle, points scored in the Replacement Vehicle will be allocated separately to the Type, Class and Club pointscores as are relevant to the Replacement Vehicle.
Modifications to Registered Vehicles
It is important for you to confirm the eligibility of any changes that you plan to make to your vehicle. If these changes make your vehicle ineligible to compete in it’s current Class, the Championship points that have been accrued to date will not be able to be transferred to the vehicles new Class.
If you have made any changes or plan to make any changes to your Vehicle which is currently registered to compete in the Motorsport Australia NSW Supersprint Championships, you will need to complete an online form for submission to the Championship Eligibility Officer. Your vehicle’s eligibility or potential eligibility will then be reviewed to ascertain whether it will remain eligible to compete in its current Class.
If the Modified Vehicle is not eligible to compete in the same Class as the Original Vehicle, it will be allocated a different Competition Number to that used by the Original Vehicle and it shall be placed in a Class that it is eligible to compete in as elected by the registrant.
Please click here to access this form.
Once you have submitted the online form, the Championship Eligibility Officer will contact you accordingly and may need to view your Vehicle for final Class eligibility confirmation. If you have any relevant photos to substantiate your proposed changes, please attach them to an email and send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Eligibility News
Mustang R Spec Eligible for Types RR & RM
Mustang R Spec has been approved by the Panel to be a Production Car and may compete in either Types RR or RM.
The Production car definition in the Technical Regulations states:-“Production Car means a mass-produced automobile, either manufactured in Australia and/or overseas, the model of which is or has been commercially available to the general public in Australia and/or overseas as a new car through a manufacturer’s dealer network, and
(a) at least 200 examples of such model must have been registered for normal road use in Australia and/or in the country of manufacture, and
(b) at least 200 examples of such model must have been produced in a 12 consecutive month period.”
The issue is that at 1st March 2020 (Round 1) there may not be the required number of Mustang R Specs built or registered to qualify them as a Production Car. Accordingly, the Panel has used its discretion to approve the Mustang R Spec as a Production Car, as with a goal of a production of 500 units, they should comfortably exceed the 200 limit during the year. Also, as the Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Price is $99,980 the Mustang R Spec is not classified as an “Exotic” and as long as the cost of options does not put it over the $105,100 Exotics Indexed Price, it will remain eligible to compete in Types RR or RM.
Championship Eligibility Officer
2020 Championship Eligibility Officer
Mazda MX-5 Club of NSW
Mobile: 0408 294 980