Port Macquarie Kart Racing Club

Karting NSW Practice Regulations


X.1 Overview
Each Club must obtain a KNSW Practice/Meeting Permit, before allowing any one to practice.  The Permit will specify what days & times practice can occur, if any official(s) are required and any other local requirements or conditions. It must be displayed in the out-grid area or on an official noticeboard.
X.1.1 Additional Guidelines
In exceptional circumstances, KNSW may stipulate additional guidelines that must be adhered to by all participants and attendees at a Club/Track.
X.1.2 Emergencies
No person is permitted to Practice on a Track if they are unaccompanied.  The following must always be available:
• At least one additional adult, who must be observing all Karts practising, so that if an accident occurs, the appropriate emergency services may be called;
• A Club First Aid kit;
• At least one (1) working mobile phone or club telephone.
X.2 Driver Requirements
KNSW Regulations must be complied with at all times & drivers must hold a current KNSW Licence that is valid for Practice and their Kart Class and grade.  Club personnel (if present) should be able to validate a Drivers Licence.  At unofficial Practice Drivers must fill out a sign-on form or register online with the
KNSW MyKarting™ Portal, prior to each day/session they attend a Club/Track for practice. Clubs should also advise participants about their own attendance conditions.  Each Club must retain any manually completed Practice sign-on forms for a period of 12 months, and make them available to KNSW for verification when requested.  Any Drivers under the age of eighteen (18) years of age, must always be accompanied by a Legal Guardian.
X.2.1 Kart Groups
All Karts must be driven in the same direction at all times.  Only the following groups may be on a Race Track together:
• Novice and Rookie Drivers;
• Junior Drivers;
• Senior Drivers (Tag125, KZ2, Open Performance, Rotax 125/DD2, Speedway 125s);
• Senior Drivers (all other Classes/Divisions).
X.3 Kart Requirements
KNSW Technical Regulations must be complied with at all times, however in regards to the use of tyres for Practice, the following rules apply.
X.3.1 Tyres
For any official Practice sessions, the Drivers Class Rules will apply.
• The tyres may be new or used, or must be as specified in the Supplementary Regulations.  For all unofficial Practice, the use of other commercially available race tyres is allowed.
• The tyres must be currently sanctioned for use in a comparable class, by an alternate State or National Karting organisation in Australia.
X.4 Track Configurations
Practice will normally take place on the full Race Track, unless an alternate configuration has been approved and implemented.  Drivers are not to use any cut thru’s or shortcuts.
X.4.1 Alternate Configuration
An alternate Race Track configuration can only be used if it has been:
• Established and authorised by the Club and the State Track Inspector;
• Implemented by the use of tyre bundles, marker cones, or other barriers and matching signage in the out-grid.
X.4.2 Direction of Travel
Each Club must designate the normal Race Track direction of travel.  For Clubs where their Track licence allows reverse direction practice/racing, the Race
Track setup may be reversed.  Signage must always be in place to indicate which direction is currently being used.
X.4.3 Signage
A sign displaying the Track map that clearly shows the full Track, or the alternate configuration (whichever is in use), must be prominently positioned at the out-grid.  The current direction of travel must always be clearly shown at the out-grid.
X.5 General Conditions
Drivers must not compete, or take part in races, in any Practice sessions.
• Each Practice group should be limited to 10 minute sessions.
• When there are more than 5 karts on the Race Track, an adult must control the session.
• No one may cross the Race Track, sit on tyre walls, or be inside the Race Track area unnecessarily, whilst there are Karts moving.
• If session Start/Finish lights are not in use, a Chequered and Red flag should available at the out-grid, to enable the sessions to be controlled.
• The Breakdown Lane (if available) may be used during sessions.
• A Driver must not stop on the Race Track for any reason. They should either return to the in-grid, or use the Breakdown Lane, for any adjustments, tyre checks, refuelling, or further instructions.
X.5.1 Safety Apparel
Technical Regulations – Section T.8 lists the standard driver apparel requirements that must be complied with (including helmets, suits, gloves and shoes).  Whilst inside the Race Track area, or Breakdown Lane, any pit crew must wear high visibility clothing/vests.