NAVIGATION
SOCIAL
ADDRESS 500MRCI Kirkistown Circuit 130 Rubane Rd Kircubbin County Down BT22 1AU
CONTACT email: info@fiestazetecchampionship.com Phone: +44 (0) 28 4277 1325

Motorsport UK 'Go Racing' Starter Pack (ARDS)

The controlling body for motor sport in the UK is Motorsport UK who derive their authority from the FIA in Geneve. The FIA is the highest international body involved in the administration of motor sport. All competitors need to obtain a Competition Licence from the Licencing department of Motorsport UK. In order to start circuit racing you need to request a “Starter” pack from the Motorsport UK (LINK BELOW), which will include an application form and details of ARDS courses offered by various Racing Schools. It is necessary for all new Competition Racing Licence holders to attend and pass an ARDS course and the ARDS examiners will endorse a successful candidates Competition Licence application form. This GO RACING PACK contains the Novice application form which includes the cost of the first licence, MSA Pen, Specimen Licence and a DVD, which contains the MSA Yearbook and a video on Racing.

FIESTA ZETEC CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS AND

SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2019

For 2019 the 500MRCI at Kirkistown Race Circuit will promote an MSA permit Championship for near standard production Ford Fiesta's. The race series is for 1.25lt Zetec engined Ford Fiestas built between 1995-2008. Each of the five race meetings will include a Saturday morning qualifying and two races in the afternoon. The best 12 results out of the 14 Races count towards the championship. The cars run almost completely standard with required safety modifications that are detailed in the Motorsport UK regulations. A minimum of additional modifications are allowed, these are listed in the technical regulations issued by the 500MRCI.

Motorsport UK REGULATIONS

All the basic rules governing participation in motor sport events in Britain are contained in the current Motorsport UK Year Book or Blue Book as it is generally called. This contains all of the Motorsport UK General Regulations that help to ensure safety and fair play across the sport. A new edition is published each year. To enjoy the sport to the full, Organisers, Competitors and Officials should ensure they are familiar with the regulations relevant to their own particular discipline, in this case circuit racing. For those taking part in circuit racing a simple way to read the Blue Book is to read the sections in the following order; •Section J: Competitors – Vehicles Download available •Section Q: Circuit Racing Download available Section K: Competitors – Safety Download available Complete 2019 Year Book - Download available Section J has the regulations that concern every vehicle taking part in motorsport, Section Q will detail specific regulations for cars that are involved in circuit racing. Section Q will also list the regulation numbers for the safety items detailed in Section K i.e. rollcage, fire extinguisher etc. that cars require to take part in racing. Approved rule changes are published here and will be incorporated into the next edition of the relevant Motorsport UK Yearbook.

Requirements listed below are shown in more detail in

Sections J, K and Q in the 2019 Motorsport UK Year Book.

Crash helmets bearing a Motorsport UK approval sticker must be worn at all times during training, practice and competition. Clean FIA 2000 or FIA 2018 flame-Resistant overalls, must be worn. Be fitted with a laminated windscreen. If plastic side screens or rear windows are fitted the thickness must not be less than 4mm. Any ballast required must be attached to the shell/chassis via at least 4 mounting points using bolts with a minimum diameter of 8mm each with steel counter plates of at least 400 sq mm surface area and 3mm thickness. Tinted glass in any window which can significantly affect through vision (in or out) or distort the colours of signal flags or lights is prohibited. Numbers must be displayed on each side of the vehicle (front doors, alongside the cockpit) and on the foremost part of the nose. If advertising is on the windscreen not have the advertising obscuring the driver’s vision i.e. not more than 13cm deep.. Advertising on other transparent surfaces is prohibited unless specified in the Championship Regulations. The driver’s name may be displayed on the rear side and/or the rear screen in letters not exceeding 10cm high. PLEASE NOTE Helmet specification SNELL SA2005 - Not valid Helmet specification BS6658 Type A/FR - Not valid An FIA approved Frontal Head Restraint (FHR) device, fitted in accordance with K.10.4, is mandatory for drivers in Circuit Racing. With the exception of Period Defined Vehicles for which it is recommend. Frontal Head Restraints (FHRs) Frontal Head Restraints (FHRs) competitor guidance IF BUYING A NEW HELMET MAKE SURE IT HAS THE PILLARS ATTACHED FOR USE WITH A Frontal Head Restraint SYSTEM.

USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS

Race Series Coordinator - Donal O'Neill 028 9082 5235 500MRCI - Office 02842 771325

PRE REGISTRATION

Pre registration is required. Competitors WHO HAVE NEVER REGISTERED BEFORE are reminded that they must register and pay the one time championship £50 registration fee before their first race as race points cannot be back dated. The registration fee must be paid through this website - Pay your Fiesta Championship registration fee here now.

GOING RACING

Though motor racing can never be truly cheap it is still possible to race competitively in a car, which you have driven to the circuit. Novice racing drivers will be obliged to undergo a half days training at one of the Association of Racing Drivers’ Schools (ARDS), before they can obtain a National B Licence. The information contained on this page is presented for convenience only. While every effort will be made to keep the information below up to date, the official version of the regulations in the event of any disputes will be the version published by the 5000MRCI.
Sporting Regulations for 2019 Kirkistown Fiesta Championship.
Technicial Regulations for 2019 Kirkistown Fiesta Championship,
Updates, clarifications, definitions and measurements for 2019 Kirkistown Fiesta Championship

Kirkistown Motor Racing Circuit

Kirkistown Motor Racing Circuit is a permanent motorsport circuit located between the villages of Kirkistown and Portavogie, on the Ards Peninsula of County Down in Northern Ireland. The circuit is owned and operated by the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland (500 MRCI), who opened the circuit in 1953 on the site of the former RAF Kirkistown Air Force base. Past Kirkistown drivers John Watson, Derek Daly. David Kennedy, Kenny Acheson, Damien Magee, Desmond Titterington, Tommy Byrne, Martin Donnelly, Eddie Irvine, Richard Attwood, David Purley, James Hunt, Conny Andersson, Brian Naylor, Vincenzo Sospiri, Colin Turkingington. Others: Eddie Jordan, Michael Roe (Can-Am champ in 81), Ken Tyrrell, Bernie Ecclestone (reputedly), Ivor Bueb (Le Mans winner 57), Rowan Atkinson (Renault 5), Roy James (FF), Chris Barber (jazzman), Ian Raby (started British GP in '63), Gil de Ferran (FF), Vic Wilson (DNQ for a couple of GPs), Tommy Reid, Brian Nelson, John L'Amie, Mervyn Wingfield.

FIESTA ZETEC

CHAMPIONSHIP

REGULATIONS AND

SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2019

For 2019 the 500MRCI at Kirkistown Race Circuit will promote an MSA permit Championship for near standard production Ford Fiesta's. The race series is for 1.25lt Zetec engined Ford Fiestas built between 1995-2008. Each of the five race meetings will include a Saturday morning qualifying and two races in the afternoon. The best 12 results out of the 14 Races count towards the championship. The cars run almost completely standard with required safety modifications that are detailed in the Motorsport UK regulations. A minimum of additional modifications are allowed, these are listed in the technical regulations issued by the 500MRCI.

Motorsport UK

REGULATIONS

All the basic rules governing participation in motor sport events in Britain are contained in the current Motorsport UK Year Book or Blue Book as it is generally called. This contains all of the Motorsport UK General Regulations that help to ensure safety and fair play across the sport. A new edition is published each year. To enjoy the sport to the full, Organisers, Competitors and Officials should ensure they are familiar with the regulations relevant to their own particular discipline, in this case circuit racing. For those taking part in circuit racing a simple way to read the Blue Book is to read the sections in the following order; •Section J: Competitors – Vehicles Download available •Section Q: Circuit Racing Download available Section K: Competitors – Safety Download available Complete 2019 Year Book - Download available Section J has the regulations that concern every vehicle taking part in motorsport, Section Q will detail specific regulations for cars that are involved in circuit racing. Section Q will also list the regulation numbers for the safety items detailed in Section K i.e. rollcage, fire extinguisher etc. that cars require to take part in racing. Approved rule changes are published here and will be incorporated into the next edition of the relevant Motorsport UK Yearbook.

Requirements listed

below are shown in more

detail in Sections J, K and

Q in the 2019 Motorsport

UK Year Book.

Crash helmets bearing a Motorsport UK approval sticker must be worn at all times during training, practice and competition. Clean FIA 2000 or FIA 2018 flame-Resistant overalls, must be worn. Be fitted with a laminated windscreen. If plastic side screens or rear windows are fitted the thickness must not be less than 4mm. Any ballast required must be attached to the shell/chassis via at least 4 mounting points using bolts with a minimum diameter of 8mm each with steel counter plates of at least 400 sq mm surface area and 3mm thickness. Tinted glass in any window which can significantly affect through vision (in or out) or distort the colours of signal flags or lights is prohibited. Numbers must be displayed on each side of the vehicle (front doors, alongside the cockpit) and on the foremost part of the nose. If advertising is on the windscreen not have the advertising obscuring the driver’s vision i.e. not more than 13cm deep.. Advertising on other transparent surfaces is prohibited unless specified in the Championship Regulations. The driver’s name may be displayed on the rear side and/or the rear screen in letters not exceeding 10cm high. PLEASE NOTE Helmet specification SNELL SA2005 - Not valid Helmet specification BS6658 Type A/FR - Not valid An FIA approved Frontal Head Restraint (FHR) device, fitted in accordance with K.10.4, is mandatory for drivers in Circuit Racing. With the exception of Period Defined Vehicles for which it is recommend. Frontal Head Restraints (FHRs) Frontal Head Restraints (FHRs) competitor guidance IF BUYING A NEW HELMET MAKE SURE IT HAS THE PILLARS ATTACHED FOR USE WITH A Frontal Head Restraint SYSTEM.

USEFUL CONTACT

NUMBERS

Race Series Coordinator - Donal O'Neill 028 9082 5235 500MRCI - Office 02842 771325

PRE REGISTRATION

Pre registration is required. Competitors WHO HAVE NEVER REGISTERED BEFORE are reminded that they must register and pay the one time championship £50 registration fee before their first race as race points cannot be back dated. The registration fee must be paid through this website - Pay your Fiesta Championship registration fee here now.

GOING RACING

Though motor racing can never be truly cheap it is still possible to race competitively in a car, which you have driven to the circuit. Novice racing drivers will be obliged to undergo a half days training at one of the Association of Racing Drivers’ Schools (ARDS), before they can obtain a National B Licence. The information contained on this page is presented for convenience only. While every effort will be made to keep the information below up to date, the official version of the regulations in the event of any disputes will be the version published by the 5000MRCI.
NAVIGATION
SOCIAL
ADDRESS 500MRCI Kirkistown Circuit 130 Rubane Rd Kircubbin County Down BT22 1AU
CONTACT email: info@fiestazeteccham pionship.com Phone: +44 (0) 28 4277 1325

Motorsport UK 'Go Racing'

Starter Pack (ARDS)

The controlling body for motor sport in the UK is Motorsport UK who derive their authority from the FIA in Geneve. The FIA is the highest international body involved in the administration of motor sport. All competitors need to obtain a Competition Licence from the Licencing department of Motorsport UK. In order to start circuit racing you need to request a “Starter” pack from the Motorsport UK (LINK BELOW), which will include an application form and details of ARDS courses offered by various Racing Schools. It is necessary for all new Competition Racing Licence holders to attend and pass an ARDS course and the ARDS examiners will endorse a successful candidates Competition Licence application form. This GO RACING PACK contains the Novice application form which includes the cost of the first licence, MSA Pen, Specimen Licence and a DVD, which contains the MSA Yearbook and a video on Racing.
Sporting Regulations for 2019 Kirkistown Fiesta Championship
Technicial Regulations for 2019 Kirkistown Fiesta Championship
Updates, clarifications, definitions and measurements for 2019 Kirkistown Fiesta Championship

Kirkistown Motor

Racing Circuit

Kirkistown Motor Racing Circuit is a permanent motorsport circuit located between the villages of Kirkistown and Portavogie, on the Ards Peninsula of County Down in Northern Ireland. The circuit is owned and operated by the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland (500 MRCI), who opened the circuit in 1953 on the site of the former RAF Kirkistown Air Force base. Past Kirkistown drivers John Watson, Derek Daly. David Kennedy, Kenny Acheson, Damien Magee, Desmond Titterington, Tommy Byrne, Martin Donnelly, Eddie Irvine, Richard Attwood, David Purley, James Hunt, Conny Andersson, Brian Naylor, Vincenzo Sospiri, Colin Turkingington. Others: Eddie Jordan, Michael Roe (Can-Am champ in 81), Ken Tyrrell, Bernie Ecclestone (reputedly), Ivor Bueb (Le Mans winner 57), Rowan Atkinson (Renault 5), Roy James (FF), Chris Barber (jazzman), Ian Raby (started British GP in '63), Gil de Ferran (FF), Vic Wilson (DNQ for a couple of GPs), Tommy Reid, Brian Nelson, John L'Amie, Mervyn Wingfield.
Fiesta Zetec Championship
Fiesta Zetec Championship