Coulson’s Autosolo 9th May 2021

CCC is pleased to be organising the Coulson Building Group AutoSolo and Autotest again this May after a lengthy disruption to motorsport.

We are sharing the venue with Herts County Auto & Aero Club’s Sprint event.

We thank them and the staff at Debden (Carver Barracks) for accommodating us.

As a condition of use of the venue, there will be only one person at a time permitted in any vehicle on site. This means we will not be running the Production Car Autotest class this year. It also means ‘double driven’ cars will need additional actions this year – the car will need to be sanitised at every driver changeover, and the second driver will need a separate car or bike to travel between tests. We appreciate this may be inconvenient but we hope you understand the need for it.

In line with recommended Covid-19 precautions, there will be no paperwork. Entries and payments will be taken online, and the results will be collected and published electronically and may be accessed by your smartphone. Further details e.g. test plans, car numbers and signing-on will follow in due course, but they too will be paperless. Each person attending will be emailed a uniquely numbered pass which must be printed out or displayed on a smartphone at the entrance gateway, as sign-posted on the day

Entries are now open.
The Form is below the event regulations.

Supplementary Regulations

  1. Anglian Motor Sport Club will promote, in conjunction with Cambridge Car Club a Clubmans AutoSolo and a Clubmans Autotest at Debden airfield on Sunday 9th May 2021.
  2. The meeting will be held under the General Regulations of Motorsport UK (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA), these Supplementary Regulations and any written instructions the promoting club may issue for the event.
  3. Motorsport UK Permits have been issued:
    Clubmans AutoSolo      121026
    Clubmans Autotest        121027
  4. Eligibility – Competitors
    These events are open to members of:
    Anglia Motor Sport Club, Cambridge Car Club, Chelmsford Motor Club,
    Eastern Counties Motor Club, Falcon Motor Club, Green Belt Motor Club,
    Harrow Car Club, Herts County Auto & Aero Club, King’s Lynn and District Motor Club
    Middlesex County Automobile Club, Sporting Car Club of Norfolk, Weald Motor Club, West Suffolk Motor Club & Wickford Auto Club
  5. Entry is also open to members of other Motorsport UK registered clubs not previously mentioned up to the maximum of 15 on a first come first served basis. Anyone not a member of an eligible club may apply for membership of Cambridge Car club, prior to the event (£5 membership fee).
  6. All competitors will be required to have a valid Motorsport UK RS Clubman (or higher grade) competition licence. These may be obtained via the Motorsport UK website. At the time of writing there is no charge for an RS Clubman licence.
    CCC reserves the right to check competitors’ licences and club cards at the event.
  7. Competitors with a valid Road Traffic Act (RTA) driving licence for cars are permitted to compete in any vehicle that is eligible as described below.Competitors who do not hold an RTA licence may compete subject to the following restrictions:
  1. AutoSolo entries may be accepted from drivers who are 16 years or over and do not have a full RTA licence subject to the vehicle being by definition a ‘touring car’.
  2. Autotest entries may be accepted from drivers who are 16 years or over and do not have a full RTA licence subject to the following:
    i. The vehicle used must be by definition a touring car
    ii. Engine capacity must not exceed 1400cc
    iii. Forced induction is not permittedEligibility – Vehicles and Classes
  1. The Classes for the AutoSolo event will be
    a. Class A1 Production saloons/estates/4 seater coupes up to 1400cc
    b. Class A2 Production saloons/estates/4 seater coupes 1400cc and over
    c. Class B          Production (open and fixed roof) 2 seat sports cars
    d. Class C          Low volume sports cars, kit cars, Caterhams, Westfields, Ginettas and similar
    There will be a single class for the Autotest (Class D)Forced induction petrol engines will have their capacity multiplied by 1.4 to define their class.
    Diesels with forced induction will be classified at their nominal capacity.
  1. Applicable to entries in all classes of all events:
  2. All cars must retain the original body profile above a line through the centre of the wheels apart from accessories such as spoilers, wheel arch extensions and similar.
  3. Vehicles must compete on road legal tyres. List 1b tyres in the Motorsport UK ‘Blue Book’ are not permitted.
    It is strongly recommended that each car should carry a small spill kit complying with GR J5.20.13
    Please contact the organisers before 1st May if you wish to enter an electric vehicle, including hybrid.
  4. To be eligible for the AutoSolo event, a vehicle must be taxed, insured and have a current MOT certificate for the vehicle where applicable. The vehicle must also be driven to the event.
  5. The organiser’s decision on class eligibility is final.
  6. Competitors will be identified by numbers that should be displayed on the rear offside windows or as close as possible. To avoid passing paperwork around, competitors will be required to make or supply the numbers, details will be provided in the final instructions.
  7. Programme and Results
    The programme for the day will be
    a. 8.00am Scrutineering opens
    b. 8.45am Access to venue closes
    c. 9.15am Drivers’ briefing
    d. 9.30am First test starts
  8. The following arrangements will apply to scrutineering to comply with Covid-19 precautions. Competitors will be required to declare that their vehicles are safe for the nature of the event and meet all the relevant Motorsport UK regulations. These are available on the Motorsport UK website. The scrutineer will ask the entrant to demonstrate certain safety-related aspects of the vehicle while the scrutineer observes.
  9. The organisers intend to make results available during the day. This is anticipated to be via a website that competitors will be able to view on their smartphones or similar devices.
  10. Awards will be declared for each event as follows:-
    a. Fastest time of day
    b. 1st in each class (subject to 3 starters)
    c. 2nd in each class (subject to 5 starters)
    d. 3rd in each class (subject to 8 starters)
    Due to Covid-19 precautions there will be no physical awards presented.
  11. Entries
    The maximum entry for the combined events is 50 on a first come first served basis.
    The minimum combined entry is 15.
    Should this not be reached the organisers reserve the right to cancel the event.
    The minimum entry for a class is 3. Should this not be reached the organisers reserve the right to amalgamate classes.A driver shall only compete in one car.
    Competitors may enter either the Autosolo or Autotest, not both.A car may be shared between two drivers.Due to the venue’s Covid-19 restrictions, ‘double driven’ cars are subject to the following additional measures this year:
    a. Only one person at a time shall be in the car.
    b. The car shall be sanitised each time the driver is changed. In practical terms this means cleaning with sterilising wipes or gel on all the ‘touch points’ e.g. door handles, driver’s seat, steering wheel, gear stick etc. Entrants must bring their own sterilising wipes and/or gel
    2. In view of (a) above, to speed up moving between tests double-driving crews should bring a bicycle or second car
    Please note that these rules apply to all double driven cars regardless of the relationship between the drivers.
    Failure to do so may result in a penalty up to and including disqualification from the event and exclusion from the venue.
  1. Entries will be open on Thursday 9th April at 19:30 at on this web page.
  2. The entry fee for any of the classes is £42 and must be transacted after completing the online entry. Entries will be available online below.
    Payment can be made by Bank Transfer. Details of the Bank Transfer process can be found as part of the online entry mechanism.
  3. Entries will be accepted in order of receipt and acknowledged by email.
    An entry application may be received and logged but will not be fully accepted as an entry until payment has been received.
    Alternative acknowledgments can be arranged by special request. 
  1. The Entries Secretary and Secretary of the Meeting is Clive Grounds, who can be contacted by email at [email protected]Other Officials of the meeting are:
    Clerk of the Course & Chief Marshal – Simon Tonks
    Covid-19 Compliance Officer – Philip James
    Club Steward – TBA
    Scrutineer – Ed Chambers 
  1. Final instructions will be issued no later than 2 days prior to the event by email.Competition
  1. Marking and penalties will be as stated in GR Table M7 with AutoSolo penalties being applied to all events. The following also applies.
    In the event of a tie, the fastest time on the first run of test one will decide the result, or on each subsequent test until decided.
  1. The course will be marked by numbered pylons and directional indicators. Marker cones may be less than 1m tall. Details of tests will be available for inspection at on the official noticeboard.
  1. Timing will be by handheld device and results will be calculated to the tenth of a second.
  1. Competitors will start the test in their own time once the marshal has told them so. Timing will start when the car crosses the start line and will stop when the car’s front wheels cross the finish line. Competitors must stop before the baulk line to avoid penalty.
  1. There will be a minimum of four runs at each of four tests. The tests will be reversed during the day.
  1. Practising will not be allowed, any competitor performing handbrake turns or the like in the paddock or surrounding areas may be excluded.
  1. The organisers reserve the right to exclude any vehicle that in their sole opinion is making excessive noise.
  1. Anyone seen driving at excessive speed may be ejected from the venue. The site owners may also check speeds on the site.

Data Protection

  1. CCC is asking for the information on the entry form because we need it to run the event properly. For full details please go tohttp://cambridgecarclub.co.uk/Data-Protection-Event-Entries.php

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