2014 Circuit Hero One Technical Regulations

2014 Circuit Hero One Technical Regulations

1.1 The following Technical Regulations govern the PD Circuit Hero One event.

1.2 Vehicles Homologation.

Modify racing car and Non homologated cars will be accepted. Modification should be referred
to FIA appendix J article 257, article 257A and items specified within this regulations.

1.3 General Descriptions and Requirements.

1.3.1 The Race committee has the absolute right to accept /refuse and re-classify the entry
and the decision of race committee will be the final.

1.3.2 Classes will be classified by engine capacity.

1.4 Safety Requirements.

1.4.1 The provisions of Appendix J from the current FIA Year Book apply in full.

1.4.2 Hand operated extinguishers homologated in accordance with Article 253(7.3) of Appendix J, of a minimum capacity of four kg are compulsory. Equipment must fastened to the floor of the front passenger compartment, only rapid release metal mounting with metal straps will be accepted, or in accordance with Appendix J Art 253(7.2) FIA current year book.

1.5 General Technical Requirement

1.5.1 To be eligible to enter, cars must be identifiable series-production models and must race with an Engine based on that fitted to the original series production model.

1.5.2 Modifications and additions may only be made within the framework of these regulations. The only other work which may be carried out on the car is that necessary for its normal servicing, or for the replacement of parts worn out through use or accident.

1.5.3 The Series Scrutineer (or his nominated deputy) has at all times the right to refuse to allow a car to participate in an Event, if in his opinion and in consultation with another Event Official of the Series, the preparation or the modifications permitted by these Regulations are not carried out in such a manner to make the car race worthy.

1.5.4 All engine used for the event will be sealed by the Organizer and check after each race or session by the Chief Scrutineer or by order of the Clerk of Course.

1.5.5 At the start of each event, practice or race, all cars must be clean and in good order. The Organizers reserve the right to forbid cars not meeting this requirement form taking part.

1.6 Chassis.

1.6.1 Reference to the bodywork in these regulations includes chassis or body-shell.

1.6.2 It is permitted to fit an on-board pneumatic system but the compressed air bottle must not be carried in the car.

1.7 Bodywork

1.7.1 Exterior bodywork. Only those manufacturer install or manufacturer option aerodynamic devices are allowed to mounted on the bodywork. The organizers will be the sole arbiters in any dispute concerning the eligibility of aerodynamic devices. It is permitted to bend inwards the metal edges of the wheel arches, or to shorten the inner edges of plastic (non-metallic) wheel arches. Sound-deadening material and plastic liners may be removed form the wheel-arch area. Plastic parts in the wheel-arch area may be replaced with aluminum ones of the same shape. Insulating or corrosion protection material may be removed. Exterior decorative trim parts may be removed. All parts that follow the outer contours of the bodywork and that measure less than 25 mm in any direction are considered as trim items. Bumper mountings are free, provided that the bodywork and the shape and the position of the bumper mountings are not altered. Production openings in the bodywork such as fog lamps may be used as air intakes. As long as the production apertures are not modified, it is permitted to fasten ducting to them. It is not permitted to add an under tray. The front screen wiper blades may be replaced. Any rear screen wiper blade and wiper motor fitted may be removed. Left and right door mirrors must be fitted. Rear-view mirrors are free, provided that their surface area is of at least 90-cm sq. It is permitted to reinforce the suspended parts provided that the material used follows the original shape and is directly contact with the area concerned. It is permitted to strengthen the whole body by welding or by the addition of material. This means that for example it is permitted to add a second suspension strut turret over the original by welding. When adding material, the principle must be borne in mind that any added material must follow the contours of the original and must be in contact with it. “Suspended parts” means those parts, which are sprung by means of the suspension, i.e. all elements, which lie behind the pivot point of the suspension parts.

1.7.2 Interior bodywork. The front passenger seat and the rear seats must be removed, and the driver’s seat must be exchanged for a racing seat. All coverings, including the headlining, sound-deadening material, the standard seatbelts, the rear parcel shelf and the carpets, may be removed. It is not permitted to remove the weather strips from around any door, bonnet or tailgate/boot lid. The inner door panels and the inner side panels must not be removed but can be replaced by carbon composite material.. Electric windows may be replaced by manual windows. The lifting mechanism of the rear door windows is free. Accessories that have no effect on the performance of the car are permitted. These accessories may not have any effect, even indirectly on the performance of the engine, steering, transmission, braking or road holding. It is permitted to alter the direction of the heating system piping within the driver’s cockpit, but the heading system must be operational and must not be removed. Air conditioning system may be removed. It is permitted to use either a left hand or a right hand drive version. The spare wheel must be removed. The function of all controls must be as foreseen by the manufacturer. It is permitted to make foot controls more easily usable by adding an additional block to the brake pedal. The following in particular are permitted:-
a. Additional measuring instruments, gauges, etc, provided that their fitment does not
create a danger.
b. The horn may be removed.
c. The handbrake mechanism is free, and may be modified.
d. Seat mountings are free provided that they respect the provisions of Art. 253.16 of Appendix J of the FIA Yearbook.
e. It is permitted to add extra compartments to the glove box or in the doors.
f. The steering wheel is free. The steering column lock must be rendered inoperative.
g. It is permitted to remove the carpet and sound deadening material form the boot.

1.8 Engine.

1.8.1 No limit. The bore and stroke must be as standard.

1.8.2 Oil coolers are free, but the bodywork must not be altered by the installation. It is only permitted to install the oil cooler outside the bodywork if it is below the wheel centerline, but it must not protrude beyond the periphery of the car when viewed from above.

1.8.3 Mixture formation. It is permitted to double or to replace the accelerator cable with another irrespective of its manufacturer.

1.8.4 Fuel injection: the original type of fuel injection system must be retained.

1.8.5. The fuel injection electronic management system is free. All sensors and switches of the electronic management system are free. The standard sensors may be freely replaced by different transmitters, but not added to. The fuel injectors are free, provided their operating principle and location (including the dimensions of the port) remain unmodified.

1.8.6 Air filter must be used to filter all air into the engine. No restriction for diameter of tube used before or after the air filter box.

1.8.7 Lubrication. Baffle plates within the production oil sump are free, and the capacity of the production oil sump may be increased. Oil filters may be freely replaced by others, providing they correspond to the original. Oil filters may include replacement screw-on type oil filter cartridges. These may be replaced as long as they respect the following points:
a. All oil must pass through the oil filter.
b. The oil filter must filter dirt particles, but it is permitted to increase the oil flow rate
relative to the original.
c. It is forbidden to modify the connection for the oil filter housing. An air/oil separator with a capacity of at leas 2 litre may be installed in the engine bay. The oil may only return by gravity to the engine. Gases must be routed back to the inlet system through a pipe connected to the air intake pipe, fixed between the Air Cleanerand throttle body.

1.8.8 Flywheel is free.

1.8.9 Engine mountings may be replaced, providing the number remains the same and the installation of the engine is not altered. Material used for the mounting is free.

1.9 Modifications of Suspensions and Steering are free.

2.0 Transmission.

2.0.1 Gearbox.

Gearbox Free.

2.0.2 Clutch. The clutch is free but the operating principle must remain as the production carspecification. The clutch cable is free.

2.0.3 Differential. Final Drive ratios are free. It is freely permitted to install a limited slip differential.

2.0.4 Driveshafts.

The driveshafts between the differential and the wheels are free, providing that their material is steel and the production constant velocity joints on the wheel side are used.

2.1 Electrical System

2.1.1 Cabling.

The engine-wiring loom is free. In other respects the wiring system is free, provided that the provisions that follow are respected.

2.1.2 Battery.

The manufacturer and capacity of the battery are free. It must be possible to start the engine at all times by means of the on-board battery. The battery must be securely fixed and covered so that leaks and short-circuiting is not possible. The battery must in its production location.

2.1.3 Alternator.

The alternator may be replaced by a more powerful unit.

2.1.4 Lighting.

The original lighting with the exception of fog lamps must be retained, and must be functional at all times during the event. The headlamp glass may be taped at the bottom and the top. However a 4-cm wide parallel strip, symmetrical to the headlight bulb, must be left uncovered across the whole width of the headlamp.

2.1.5 Fuses.

It is permitted to add additional fuses to the electrical system.

2.2 Braking System is free.

2.3 Wheels are free.

2.4 Tyres are free.

2.5 Fuel/Fuel System.

2.5.1 Fuel tank. The standard fuel tank is acceptable and no modification is allowed. Safety tanks complying with FIA specification is allowed, installed either in the boot or the production location. Refueling only from outside of the car. The location of the filler is free; except it is not permitted to locate on a glass surface and it may not stand proud of the bodywork. The total capacity of the entire fuel system of Safety tank must be no greater than 100 litres. The construction between the filler and the fuel tank must be fireproof and leak proof, as must be the breather from the fuel tank. In the case of a fuel tank installed in the luggage area of a hatchback car, it must be enclosed in a fireproof and leak proof casing; in all other cases there must be a fireproof and leak proof bulkhead installed between the passenger area and the boot. Aviation standard fuel lines must be used; otherwise fuel lines are free, providing they respect the provisions of Art. 253.3 of Appendix J of the FIA Year Book. Fuel pumps: Type is free but only two additional fuel pumps (over the number fitted to the production model) are permitted.

2.5.2 Fuel and combustion materials. Only fuel that available from each circuit’s official supplier is permitted.

2.6 Exhaust System.

2.6.1 The exhaust system is free from the exhaust port of the cylinder head. The maximum permitted noise level is 105 dB (A) measured at 0.5 meters from the exhaust outlet at an angle of 45 degree to the direction of travel of the car at 3/4 maximum rpm, in accordance with the FIA Appendix J Art.262, Exhaust 4.2.17.
2.6.2 The exhaust pipe outlet must be situated at the rear of the car and must point rearwards,
between the rear wheels. The exhaust pipe outlet must be situated no more than 10cm
inboard of, and must not protrude beyond, the rearmost point of the car.