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GETTING STARTED IN CIRCUIT CAR RACING
March 15, 2020  

Supplied by Motorsport SA Administrator from Motorsport SA
Circuit Car racing is broken down into various facets, and are raced at the various circuits around South Africa.

 

  • Saloon Car
  • Single Seater
  • Historic Racing

All new competitors are required to start at entry-level club classes. You may not start in a National Championship class, until you have competed in at least 3 club and regional events to gain sufficient experience.  The minimum age requirement for Circuit Cars is from the age of 16 years. Before purchasing your MSA licence, you would need to write an exam on the Circuit Racing SSR’s which is found in the GCR handbook. You may contact the circuit sporting coordinator to assist you with setting up the exam.


Before you start, go to some race meetings and chat with some of the competitors in the paddock. Most will be happy to talk about their sport and this will help you to decide which type of racing you would like to become more involved in.
 
Please remember that all competitors require their own car and budget, to compete, the association chairman/representative from the various categories can assist you in finding a suitable vehicle to purchase should you not have one.  The key point is that whatever car you buy must comply with both General Competition Rules and the club championship Supplementary Regulations. A scrutineer will check your car on-event for compliance and if it doesn’t comply, you won’t be allowed to compete.


For further guidance and advice about the technical aspects, including your kit and vehicle, please click on the link below to download the various Circuit Car regulations under the Club heading.

“When I look fast, I’m not smooth and I am going slowly.  And when I look slow, I am smooth and going fast” - Alain Prost.


To find a club click here


To find circuit car regulations click here


 To get in touch with us click here


 

 


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