Entries Open for Pre-season Shakedown

NewsPosted on 15th March 2017

We are pleased to confirm details of our pre-season shakedown day:

Date: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Venue: Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire  

The event was a great success last year and provided the perfect opportunity for drivers and teams to shake down their cars ahead of the first round, which also takes place at Cadwell Park, on Monday 1st May.

The shakedown event is free-of-charge to all drivers who have signed-up and paid for championship entry by 29th March, either for a full-season or as a single round entry, for any one of the eight rounds.  Alternatively, you can just come along and say hello even if you’re not intending to take part in the test.

Anyone who hasn’t paid their membership fee and is interested in joining Time Attack is also welcome, but there will be a charge of £120 (inc. VAT) for the day – a figure that represents a significant discount on usual track or test day prices.

Pirelli will be on hand with a tyre truck, so if you wish to pre-order tyres before the test, you will be able to collect them on the day and have them fitted too – FOC. They will also be offering technical support to help everyone get up to speed on the new rubber. However, you don’t have to run Pirelli tyres on the day.

Also on hand will be our Chief Scrutineer, so if you have any queries about the specification of your car, you can get things checked out while you’re there.

It’s also possible for someone else to drive your car during the day, or you can use a different car if your competition car isn’t ready. You just need to let us know.

During the course of the day we will be holding an informal drivers/teams meeting, when we will tell you more about our plans for the year ahead and where you will have the chance find to raise any questions you have about Time Attack.

Remote lap timing will available to drivers who hold a 2017 MSA Race National B competition licence – or higher grade. If you don’t hold a licence at this level, then you will not be able to time your laps during the test. This is a track regulation.

If you wish to utilise the timing facility, you will be required to fit a TSL transponder (as used for Time Attack events). TSL will then provide you with a link to the live timing. Sector analysis will be emailed to those drivers at the end of the day. A speed trap will be located on the Start/Finish straight.

Timing must be booked via us in advance (no later than four days before the event), as we will be bringing the transponders with us. There will be a charge of £45: £15 hire, £15 set-up for the timing link from TSL and a £15 deposit that’s returned when you hand the transponder back at the end of the day (as per the normal Time Attack arrangement).  This must be paid in cash on the day. Please note that if you book a transponder and don’t use it, you will still be charged £30.

Because of the licencing requirement for timing, like last year, we will be running non-timed sessions for non-race licence holding competitors and separate timed sessions for those that hold a Race National B. In both cases, an open pit lane system will apply.

To enter, please fill in and return the entry form and send to [email protected].


Hope to see you there!

Simon Slade
Championship Coordinator

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