Important News for Drivers in the Racing Car & Sports Libre Classes

By Chairman • July 16th, 2016
Important news for all drivers of Racing or Sports Libre cars:-
The MSA has announced that from Jan 2018, virtually all drivers of Racing or Sports Libre in speed events will need a Nat A licence:-
Date of implementation: 1 January 2018
The New Regulation reads:-
S7.1.5.1. Any Driver competing in a Racing or Sports Libre car of more than 1100cc, or equivalent forced induction, with the exception of a pre’1994 Formula Ford 1600 in compliance with the period Ford regulations, must hold a Speed National A or Race National A Licence (H.16.1.1), unless the car is currently licensed for use on the public highway and competes in the event in a road-legal condition.
(The above is extracted from www.msauk.org/assets/rulechangesjune2016.pdf )
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If you wish to upgrade your licence, you have just over a year to obtain the necessary signatures.
How to Upgrade a Non-Race National ‘B’ Licence to Speed National ‘A’ (Existing regulation, updated for 2018):-
H16.2.1.
Either Obtain Clerk of the Course’s signatures on the Upgrade Card at Six Clubman or National ‘B’ Race, Hill Climbs or Sprints.
Signatures must have been obtained at a minimum of two different venues.(One of the six signatures required may be replaced by a signature from an MSA Recognised Hillclimb and Sprint School confirming successful completion of the school course)
OR Obtain the Clerk of the Course’s signatures on the Upgrade Card at six Clubman or National ‘B’ Rallycross events.
If you haven’t already got a Nat A licence and drive a Racing or Sports Libre car, you have limited time to gather sufficient signatures – and 2018 will be here surprisingly quickly!
Don’t forget to hand in your licence upgrade card when signing-on to events – there’s usually a spare card in your Blue Book.
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Comments

By john davies on August 3rd, 2016 at 3:50 pm

This is bonkers-we are in sports libre purely
because our engine (mi16) was not used in the original model.(pug 205)
Cars in other classes have more power than us

I’m not going to disagree with you John, & it came as a surprise to us too. But elsewhere in the country I believe there are some phenomenally high powered cars in F Libre that are not road legal and the MSA is trying to ensure that they are driven only by people who can demonstrate that they have built up experience on track and aren’t just starting out in motorsport.
Is your car “currently licensed for use on the public highway and competes in the event in a road-legal condition”? If it is, you are ok and don’t need a Nat A licence.

 

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