WELCOME TO ROUND 5 OF NKC 2022

The penultimate round of NKC 2022 takes us to Llandow. With almost 180 drivers in tow, it’s going to be another bumper event. Those racing with us last year will remember the deluge we had to endure but the forecast promises wall-to-wall sunshine…

As always, we aim to ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible so please read along and help us to help you enjoy another great weekend. New drivers – please ensure you join our WhatsApp group – see button above/on the right – which we use for important announcements.

Weekend Format

Optional Friday testing is back. You can pay on the day or enter online through Alpha. You may set up from 4.30PM on Thursday. Please do not setup in the area marked below in blue unless instructed by an NKC official. Llandow require caravans and motorhomes to park in paddock 1 (green area marked oin plan). Please click here to view the site plan.

Racing will only be taking place on Sunday so a full test session will be running on Saturday. The timetable for the weekend can be downloaded here. Please note that B-final length has been reduced to 8 mins + 1 lap.

Transponders

As usual we will be using AMB/Mylaps transponders. Please have your transponder fitted for session 4 and 5 on Saturday. Please see the timetable for information on transponder hire.

Guest Drivers

We are welcoming a good handful of guests this round, who are here for a taste of what NKC has to offer. Whilst there may be some tyre disparity, we remind registered drivers that guests do not score championship points and your own points are awarded as if the guest wasn’t there. We also have several newly registered drivers who will be joining us for the rest of the season. We wish them all a warm welcome and hope you all have a great weekend together.

We will be based in the office of thee main building. If we’re not there, please try timing or contact us through Facebook/WhatsApp.

KEY POINTS

  • Sign on is open – click ‘EVENT SIGN ON’ button below. All drivers must sign on in Alpha for Saturday and Sunday.

  • Friday testing is £55. You can pay on the day or enter here – https://nkc.alphatiming.co.uk/users/sign_in

  • Sign on for Friday to be done in the office. All drivers need to collect a wristband to test.

  • Arrive from 4.30pm on Thursday. Camping is free from Thursday to Sunday.

  • Please keep reserved area free (marked in blue). Motorhomes and caravans should be parked in paddock 1 (green area on plan). See site plan here

  • Driver briefing is on Sunday morning on the dummy grid at 9:00am. All drivers must attend.

  • Transponder collection – Saturday (9:30am-11:30am). £15 to hire. Collect from the office.

  • Tyre barcodes – new slicks must be entered in to scrutineering. Please see final instructions below.

  • Dogs are allowed. Please keep them on the lead at all times and clean up after them.

  • 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 – Victoria Inn

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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.

Tyre barcodes – Slicks

Barcodes for your race slicks for the season must be uploaded to Alpha (click ‘EVENT SIGN ON’ button above) before 12pm on Saturday 6 August 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.

NKC drivers – If you have raced with us before, you do not need to complete scrutineering if you have previously uploaded your barcodes as we already have them unless you are registering a second set that has not been registered before.

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

Scrutineering

All classes will be doing online safety scrutineering other than Junior Rotax who will be scrutineered after their final practice session on Saturday.

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 4 heats, with each driver competing in 3. Grids are generated by the timing system and will be published on Friday. 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/Car parking/Caravans

Camping on site is allowed Thurs/Friday/Saturday and you may arrive from 5:30pm on Thursday. Gates will be left open at night for late arrivals. Please only setup caravans in paddock 1. The paddock is going to be busy, so please be courteous and don’t take up more space than necessary and please make sure not to setup in the organisers area as marked above.

Cars must not be parked in the paddock unless they double up as your only race support vehicle. Please park them in paddock 2 at the far end. 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 the racing 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

We are using 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 9:30am-11:30am to collect. Please remember to hand them back after the finals on Sunday.

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 Saturday 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