WELCOME TO ROUND 3 OF NKC 2022

Round 3 of Navos NKC 2022 is finally upon us as we make the long journey north to the fabulous Rowrah kart track! This track always produces and we can’t wait for the action to get underway. The weather forecast, if it is to be believed, is looking fine and dry with balmy conditions of 17 degrees on Sunday so those wets that have caused us all a lot of stress this year still won’t be needed.

Thank you to you all for entering this round. It’s a long way for a lot of you to come so still seeing grids at 50+ is fantastic.

Sign on (Saturday and Sunday), barcodes and the digital briefing are all still on Alpha. You just need to click the ‘EVENT SIGN ON’ button on this page which will open your profile. You will see the event and a few outstanding items to be completed. If you are using your second set of race slicks, please ensure you add the barcodes to scrutineering. We don’t need your barcodes for wets (100UK is slightly different – you need to sign on your wets with Matt Scott).

The timetable for the weekend can be downloaded below. Each driver will get 3 heats and a final. Please take your time when overtaking, we will again have multiple observers out on track and will be punishing poor driving.

Karting Live TV are back and will be streaming all the racing live on YouTube and Facebook so make sure you share those links far and wide once they’re available.

You can arrive at Rowrah from Thursday and camping is free. Showers and toilet block open 24 hours and a good cafe and viewing platform. The cafe will be open Friday to Sunday 9-4.

Rowrah have some electric hookup and pit spaces to book in advance. £10 per day without power and £20 with. Please text 07913905734 to book a space. Please see the plan below. There is ample space behind the booked spaces in you’d prefer not to book a spot.

Please read the instructions below carefully. There are important actions that you all need to complete regarding barcodes, reading the briefing and signing on.

KEY POINTS

  • Sign on is open – click ‘EVENT SIGN ON’ button below. All drivers must sign on in Alpha for Saturday and Sunday. ALL drivers testing on Friday to sign on in the cafe from 8am Friday morning. Wristbands are required for Friday testing.

  • Arrive any time on Thursday. Camping is free from Thursday to Monday. You can arrive on Wednesday but have to park up the top and cannot setup until Thursday.

  • Book Friday testing here or you can pay on the day.
  • All drivers must attend Sunday’s driver briefing on the dummy grid at 8:30am

  • Transponder collection – Saturday (9am-11am). £15 to hire.

  • Tyre barcodes – make sure slicks are entered in to Alpha. Click ‘EVENT SIGN ON’ button below

  • Dogs are allowed on site but must be on a lead and be under control at all times. Clear up after your dog.

  • Only officials will be allowed onto the live circuit.

  • Trollies are not permitted on the live circuit. Wait until the circuit is neutralised and you have permission to enter from the grid marshal.

  • SCOOTERS AND BICYCLES MUST NOT BE USED WHEN THE TRACK IS LIVE.

  • Nearest pub – Ennerdale Craft Brewery – 0.7 miles (12 min walk)

EVENT SIGN ON
TIMETABLE
LIVE TIMING
RESULTS

OFFICIALS

RoleName
NKC organisersChris Cox
Oli Nitch-Smith
Matt Scott
Clerk of the courseBruce Perry
Assistant ClerkChris Cox
General AssistantRob Cox
TimekeeperWill Wren
Chief ScrutineerNatalie Wood
Assistant ScrutineerToby Sinclair
MediaGaz Bury
Glynn Bury

FINAL INSTRUCTIONS

Judicial

We have a great team of officials, but please remember they are human. We can try to give clarity on penalties where possible, but they cannot be overturned without compelling evidence. We do not review video footage and appeals will only be heard after finals.

  • Some of you will feel you’ve been penalised unfairly
  • Some of you will miss yellow flags and be absolutely sure they weren’t there
  • Some of you will get unfair nose cone penalties
  • Some of you will feel another driver got away without a penalty

We will do our best, but we will not be perfect. Please treat our officials with respect. And please remember that these things do tend to even out over the course of a championship.

Friday Testing

Friday testing can be booked through the NKC website, though you are welcome to pay on the day. Signing on will start at 8am in the cafe. All drivers must sign on even if they have paid online to receive their wristband for the day. Under 18s must bring their parent/guardian with them.

Tyre barcodes – Slicks

Barcodes for your race slicks for the season must be uploaded to Alpha (click ‘EVENT SIGN ON’ button above) before 8pm on Friday 4th March so we can upload them all to our scanner in time for checking at scrutineering. Once digital scrutineering has closed, they cannot be changed unless there is an issue with a tyre.

You must upload your first race set to be eligible to race. If you intend to use your second set as well this weekend, they must also be uploaded at the same time.

It is your responsibility to upload your barcodes correctly and to have them checked if you are unsure.

Scrutineering

Mini Max, Junior Rotax, 100UK, Senior Rotax and Rotax 177 will be doing online safety scrutineering so we do NOT need to see your karts on Saturday however we will be carrying out spot checks throughout the day.

Senior TKM – It’s your turn. We will be carrying out scrutineering in person at the scrutineering bay on Saturday at the end of your final session – 4:20-5pm.

100UK – please await instructions regarding tyre marking.

100UK Digital Scrutineering Cards

100UK drivers please enter your nominated chassis and engine(s) in Alpha. This is to replace the old scrutineering card.

Novices

If you have nominated to be a novice on entry, you will start your heats from the back of the grids. If you didn’t choose to be a novice on entry but have decided you’d like to be one please let one of the organisers know on Saturday. The organisers may compel a driver to start from the back should they deem this is required for safety reasons.

Rotax grids

Senior Rotax 162 and 177 classes will have 5 heats, with each driver competing in 3. Grids are generated by the timing system and will be published on Saturday. Everyone will be mixed together, there’s no simple split such as odds/evens, so there’s no need for last minute number changes or similar.

Paddock

Camping on site is allowed Thurs/Friday/Saturday/Sunday and you may arrive any time from Thursday morning. Gates will be left open at night for late arrivals.

The paddock is going to be busy, so please be courteous and don’t take up more space than necessary.

Please do not park cars in the prime areas of the paddock. Once you have unloaded at your awning, please park your car right at the back of the paddock.

Please leave the paddock clean and tidy and take old tyres home with you.

Schedule

The timetable for the weekend has been published above and will be on display in the paddock. For race day we are publishing a running order only. Please make note of the order and listen out for Tannoy calls so you know when your next session is approaching. It is the driver’s responsibility to be on the dummy grid on time.

Please ensure you are on the dummy grid at least 5 minutes before your session starts. If drivers are late, it will affect the smooth running of the event and impact on everyone’s track time. Sessions will not be delayed for late comers. Repeat offenders will be penalised.

Hand-held starter policy

Hand-held starters must not be shared between karts.

Transponders

Rowrah use AMB Mylaps transponders. If you have requested to hire one, they are charged at £15. If you need to hire, please go to the office on Saturday 9am-11am to collect. Please remember to hand them back after the finals on Sunday.

Numbers are very limited and you may need to share. We understand that Colin Wright (Wright Racing Engines) has a good stock of transponders available for hire also, please liaise direct.

IMPORTANT – Transponders must be fitted to your kart for session 4 and 5 of Saturday practice for checking. If you do not fit your transponder, you will not be allowed out in that session. Put your transponders on to charge now as this is not a valid excuse for not fitting it.

Signing On & Drivers Briefing

Signing on for the weekend is now open. Please click on the ‘EVENT SIGN ON’  button above. There will also be an online driver briefing document. Please read the briefing carefully, you will be required to confirm you have done so when you sign on. We will let you know when signing on is live.

There will be still be a driver briefing in person on Sunday morning that you all must attend. Please see the timetable.

Kart recovery

The clerks and marshals will guide you so please listen to them. You may need to wait until the following session has been before you can return to the paddock.

If you find yourself and kart in a position that is causing a yellow flag, if it is safe, please do your best to move yourself and your kart out of the way otherwise you will impact the racing on track.

Communication

Hopefully you have joined one of our Whatsapp groups, but if not please add yourself as this is our best communication tool when at the track. There may also be a notice board near the dummy grid entrance. Join WhatsApp group.

Questions

Hopefully we’ve covered most of the questions you may have but if not, drop us an email or message our Facebook page.

See you all in a few days

Chris, Oli, Matt