New Intro-Class for Sprints

By Chairman • February 18th, 2021

To help encourage drivers new to Sprinting, Motorsport UK has announced the Intro-Class, an additional category under the Standard Production Car heading.
The class is designed for absolutely standard 2 wheel drive road-going cars manufactured after 1/1/2000, with engines of under 2 litre. Race suits and gloves are not compulsory, and only very minimal changes to the car are allowed.
Whilst Standard Production Car regulations still apply, drivers can compete in Intro-Class on an RS Clubman licence, which is currently free.

Drivers intending to compete in the Intro-Class should note that their cars must comply with all of the regulations S11.1 to S11.4 for Standard Cars (see below), and also regulation 8 of the Supplementary Regulations for LMC events which states:
SR8:  Times recorded by cars in the Intro-Class will not count towards any championship.

Extracted from the 2021 Motorsport UK Yearbook, updated 19th January 2021

Section S – Sprints & HillclimbsRegulations for Standard Cars

11.1. Description
11.1.1. Standard Cars– Saloons and Sports Cars produced in
quantities of not less than 5000 per annum of unitary
construction, two-wheel drive and up to 2litre engine capacity.
The cars must be manufactured after 1st January 2000 and be
type approved. Any replacement components fitted must be a
Standard Part/Standard Pattern Part.
11.1.2. Cars must compete in an event in a road legal
condition as defined in 10.11.
11.2. Permitted Modifications.
Other than as detailed, no other modifications are permitted:
(i) Any FIA/MSA/Motorsport UK approved/homologated
safety equipment may be installed.
(ii) Brake friction material may be uprated.
11.1.3. Organisers may provide an Intro-Class which
will allow new drivers to experience competitive motor
sport on an event-by-event basis:

a) The RS Clubman licence is acceptable

b) The Class will run separate to any other session

c) The vehicle must run on List 1A tyres.

11.3. Forced induction equivalence 1.7.
Wheels and tyres
11.4. Standard wheels and tyres from List 1A only may be used.

There are more regulations that apply to all cars competing in Sprints, and these can be found in Section S of the Motorsport UK Yearbook here: MSUK Yearbook Section S


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