General Rules and Regulations 2020
days 8-8pm [to allow for overruns – hope to be finished by 6pm]
on 0800-0840, Drivers briefing 0845, Media briefing 0855
1000-1130 – single runs – scored on mad skills
An itinerary for the competition runs will be published once we have confirmed numbers for each class.
- All drivers wishing to take part in Northern Drift Championship [NDC] 2020, need to register online via the entry link.
- All information provided must be correct or this could affect your entry.
- All entries must be made via the proper application process.
- All entries will be assed and entered the appropriate class.
- Refusal of entry
- An application does not guarantee an entry.
- Entries may be refused.
- refused entries will not receive further correspondence from NDC.
- We reserve the right to not inform applicants why they didn’t get an entry.
- If you have entered the full season and are being refused entry to further events you will be informed in writing to the email address you provided on your application.
- If you are refused entry to an event due to past indiscretions, you will forfeit your entry fee.
- False information provided on entry applications will result in refusal of entry and the forfeit of all entry fees.
- You may withdraw your entry without penalty and transfer your entry fee to the next event.
- You must contact us a minimum of 14 days prior to the event weekend by writing to the email address we will provide you.
- NOVICE CLASS – Drivers may have only taken part in practice days.
- Cars in novice class must reach these minimum requirements.
car must be fit for purpose.
roll cage for NOVICE CAGED CLASS
extinguisher – two handheld, minimum capacity 1kg
seat [bucket type] fixed back.
mounted kill switch
eye fitted front and rear
- Pro Am – Driver would be suitable for Pro-Am class if they have
taken part in competitions at a low level or a minimum of ten practice days
here at Teesside Autodrome.
- Cars in semi class must reach these minimum requirements
roll cage with a minimum of 6 fixing points made form a magnetic type metal
seat [bucket seat]
4 point harness
and internal cut off switches
eye fitted front and rear
extinguisher - two handheld, minimum 1 kg capacity.
- All cars to take part in qualifying, this will determine whether you are in the correct class and the order you will compete.
- Highest qualifier competes first.
- Competition day.
- Each group will run in qualifying order highest qualifier competes first.
- Novice un-caged group runs
- Each car/driver will take part in two solo runs, which will be judged with points given out of 100.
- The highest scoring [16,8,4] will go through to the next run.
- One winner will be declared at the end of each day, second and third places will also be awarded.
- Novice caged and Pro-Am
- Each car and driver will take part in two runs
- One run leading
- One run chasing
- points will be given for each run, highest scoring [16,8,4] go through to the next round
- The final 4 will compete in a final where 1st/2nd/3rd place will be awarded.
imposing any penalties, the officials reserve the right to assess and discuss the
infringement privately and hear any evidence from any source they deem
following penalties can be given:
- The drivers entries will be revoked until the time the fine is paid in full.
of the driver’s entry into the current event.
the driver’s entry in to any and all future events.
of any and all prizes, trophies etc.
driver may be given a probation period.
this period no penalty will be imposed, but any further infringement will
result in the maximum penalty will be applied.
will be a set amount of time.
this time if no further infringements are made the driver is free to continue
with no further penalty.
Competition Director has the right to impose any penalty to any situation they
deem appropriate at the time.
you don’t like being shouted and sworn at publically, don’t act like an
arsehole and we won’t have to deal with you.
will be applied by the Circuit Director at her discretion.
an incident or enquiry.
may be applied up to two hours after the end of competition to allow for the
Circuit Directors’ rule is supreme and will be the final word in the enforcement of all rules and
regulation pertaining to and not restricted to all areas of the circuit, pits
cars must start under their own steam, ON BOARD STARTING SYSTEM MUST BE IN
WORKING ORDER AT ALL TIMES.
Circuit Director may have any car removed from the circuit of the car
represents a danger due to fluid leakage, slow speed or any other reason deemed
the loss of bodywork in thought to be constituting a hazard the car will be
removed form the circuit.
of the car within the start areas or parc femme is prohibited.
must use extreme caution when fuelling
found not to be using extreme caution during fuelling maybe asked to leave.
Code of Conduct
- The code of conduct applies at all times during the event including test days, set up time, over night stays at circuits/venues and the entire time the team in on site.
- Drivers and Teams
- Drivers should be wearing a suitable coverall - a fireproof race suit is advisable.
- Drivers should have suitable type approved helmet - it's your head, your protecting so you should buy the best quality helmet you can reasonably afford.
- Suitable footwear should be worn at all times in and out of the car.
- Drivers should wear gloves suitable for driving when competing.
- Pit areas
- Drivers and teams should ensure their pit areas are kept clean and presentable.
- A tarpaulin or clean ground sheet should be placed inside the pit area.
- All repairs to cars should be carried out on a tarpaulin to prevent any oil, petrol or other fluids coming in to contact with the floor surface.
- When repairing a part of the car where it is likely that fluids will be expelled from the car a drip/catch tray should be used under the repair site to ensure that the fluids are easily contained and cleared away afterwards.
- Drivers or teams that are found to be carrying out repairs without taking these precautions may be subject to a fine £200.00 to £1500.00 depending on the level of damage caused to the floor surface.
- On circuit conduct
- i. All drivers and team members MUST REMEMBER AT ALL TIMES MOTORSPORTS ARE DANGEROUS and could result in death or serious injury.
- NDC and Teesside Autodrome officials reserve the right to disqualify and fine driver or team member acting in a way that is irresponsible, endangering others, offensive, aggressive or not acting in the best interests of the sport or the venue.
- This includes – drifting outside of the designated competition areas.
- Speeding in the pit and paddock areas.
- Carrying out repairs in a dangerous manner
- Including lifting the car to an angle to carry out work on the underside.
- Propping the car with bars and tyres in order to carry out work on the underside.
- Welding or grinding without taking proper precautions.
- Drinking alcohol or partaking in illegal drugs, while operating a vehicle or machinery.
- Drivers are responsible for all their team and family members who are onsite, drivers maybe penalised if a member/s of your crew or family are acting in a way that is offensive, aggressive or not acting in the best interests of the sport or the venue.
- Each driver can choose a representative to communicate for them when they are on the track, this person ONLY should approach officials to discuss any issues on behalf of the driver.
- The following items will be not be tolerated and will result in disciplinary actions
- Un-sportsperson like conduct
- Public criticism of the championship.
- Including Facebook, twitter etc
- Failing to co-operate with officials during
- The competition
- An investigation into any offence or incident.
- Deliberately entering a vehicle that is known to be ineligible for competition.
- Deliberately entering the wrong class in order to gain an advantage.
- Any physical contact to harm any official, other participant or any threatening of violence.
Supplementary Regulations and Itineraries will be published here before each event.