NKA RULES- modified for Corporate Games


Contestants can sign up at Grand Prix and/or Endurance challenge.

Grand Prix: formed out of series and finals. Up to 10 carts on the track. Competitors will race a minimum of 3 laps. 

Endurance challenge: Team challenge that takes an hour. A team has 4 persons. The pilot will be changed at 12-15 minutes. The winner of each of the series participates in the final.


Karts and helmets are provided by the organizers. Electronic time keeping.


3. The Race
3.1 Karts
The karts (13 HP) will be chosen by draw for each of the contestants. The contestant will register the kart number on the closing report.
Any mechanical problem is the responsibility of the organizer and is included in the closed contract, excepting mechanical problems resulted from an accident.
Stickers provided by the organizers will be used.

3.2 Race types
1. Speedway challenge on the track (RALLY)- the classification criteria is based on the relative order of the racers crossing the finish line, depending on the number of laps done by each racer, after covering the etire distance set by the first arrived.
These contests may have one or more phases and the pilotes will have a simmultanious start if the track allows it.
2. Endurance challenge (ENDURANCE)- the classification criteria is the asolute number of laps done in the established time. At these contests teams of 4 racers participate and drive the kart one after another. The race takes place in 60 seconds.

3.3 Race procedures
It will be organized in groups, regularly of 8-10 pilots.
The best times in groups will be qualified for the finals.
The time keeping system will be according to the specifications of the Federation, and it will be electronic with individual sensors.
The best time in one of the laps out of the 10 minutes is the one taken into consideration.
Depending on the received times in the training/qualification rounds, contestant will be aligned and the distrance from the start is considered warm-up lap. During the warm-up lap it is obligatory for the racers to maintain the position they started in, overpassing is strictly forbidden. Any kart that won’t maintain their position during the warm up lap will be moved to the last position of the start.
The first position at the start is situated on the left side of the track.
At the endurance challenge, racers can be replaced as many times as they wish under the condition that the total time spent by each racer on the track be at least 10 minutes. In the eventuality of racer not spending the entire amount of time on the track the team will be penalized with 1 minute for each minute that he didn’t spend on the tracl. Once replaced a racer must take a 10 minute break before he can get back on the track.
Replacing of the pilots will be done under the following conditions:
• the exit of the racers off the track will be done on the right part of the track and by signaling with te right hand up that he is about to exit the track
• the kart’s speed will be reduced in area arranged for the team at the starting line
• the replacement will be done with the kart’s engine turned off
• getting back on the track will be done at the signal of the organizer’s representative
In the eventuality of a technical defect preventing a racer to continue the race under normal circumstances, he is obliged to wait inside the kart and signal by raising his hand. If the problem can’t be fixed in a fast manner, a teammate will leave with the back-up kart from the starting position.

3.4 Race format
Free warm-up (not timed)
If there is no particular issue, the schedule of each race has a minimum of one hour for free (non-timed) warm-up laps. They are open for racers that passed their sporting check ups. If the number of racers is under 102 they will be split in two series- even and odd numbers. If the number of the racers is over 102 there will be 3 groups organized.
Using transponders is obligatory during the warm up laps.

The starting grid
a. at the end of a timed round, the list of qualified racers will be published officially together with the starting grids.
b. only the racers qualified will be allowed to take part at the qualification/final rounds.
c. any racer that is unable to start out of any reason and cannot start his kart for the start, must announce the officials responsible with the starting grid who will inform the Race Director as soon as possible.
d. starting grids will be based on the best times accomplished by each racer during the timed rounds. If one or more pilots have the same time, they will be parted on their second times.
e. The racer in the front of the starting grid has the right to choose the pole position (on the right or left side of the track) under the condition of informing the Race Director as soon as he reaches the starting grid. This choice will modify only the first line of the starting grid, without affecting the other racers.If it does however affect the other racers, the first position racer will start from the same poleposition he had in the previous race or if it is a new track this decision will be made by the CIK-IFA.
f. access on the starting grid will be stopped with 5 minutes prior to the hour established for the race. Any kart that didn’t take its position on the starting grid won’t be able to take the designatd place.
g. any pilot that will be at the starting grid before the limit time for closing the grid will be considered to have the right to participate in that round.

The start
The start will be given by an electronic traffic light or the national flag, and at the timed rounds with a green flag.
The start can be launched or from standing position, the rid being constructed for two rows of karts.
Start from a standing position for karts with a gearbox (short circuits)
At the end of the warm up round, racers will take their places on the starting grid, while the Race Director will be position on the starting line holding up a red flag. The lights of the traffic light will remain turned off until the last kart will be placed on their starting grid.
A late racer has the possibility of taking his spot in the grid until the moment the red light of the traffic light is lit up.
When all karts will be immobile on the grid, the Clerk of the Course will present a green flag behind the grid. The Race Director and the Clerk of the Course will leave the track, racers being left to follow the orders of the Clerk of the Course. He will initiate the sequence of lighting the 4 red lights (this takes 4 seconds). The start is when the red lights are turned off by the Race Director in the following 2 seconds from the last red light that was litten.
If the started (Clerk of the Course) is not satisfied with the procedure he will turn on a yellow light which signifies that another warm up round is initiated.
If a pilot can’t begin the start he is obliged to remain in the cart and signal by raising his hand. In this case a warm up lap might be awarded. The racer that didn’t manage to start has the right to restart the kart after all the other karts left. He is not allowed to retake the same position on the starting grid and will start from the last position. The empty slot won’t be replaced with any of the other racers.
During the warm up lap (laps) it is no allowed for simulations of the start.

The finish
The round finish signal is given on the starting line with a checkered flag as soon as the kart (in the leading position) covered the entire track distance established or a bigger distance in the time reserved for the round.
After receiving the round finish signal, all karts will go directly to the closed park, without stopping or assistance (excepting the Clerk of the Course if necessary) going through the weighing procedure.
Any kart that can’t get to the closed park by its own will be under the supervision of the Clerk of the Course, who will make sure the cart will get to the closed park safely.
For the finish to be valid any racer must go over the finish line sitted while grabbing the stiring wheel.

Signaling- flags
*At any karting race the right to signal is given only to the officials designated with this job. They use specific flags (described below) but also indicating panels and electric traffic lights.
*Traffic lights used are:
• Start Lights- with 4 rows of 2 red lights eah and a row of 2 orange lights
• Anticipated Start Lights- a row of two intermittent orange lights fixed at the first turn.

Flag meaning
Signaling with flags is only done by the Race Director and Clerk of the Course on the start-finish:
• National flag: is used for signaling the round start. The start signal will be given by lowering the flag. When it comes to the stationary start it must not be above the head until all karts are stopped on the starting grid and in no case longer than 10 seconds. This fag will be used in special conditions (when the traffic light doesn’t work) and for qualifying rounds.
• Red Flag: must be waved at the start line when it is decided for stopping a training or contest round. It can be used only by the Clerk of the Course, the Race Director for the closing of the track.
• Checkered flag: must be waved and signals the end of a warm up or contest round.
• Black flag: is used to inform a pilot that he needs to stop and take the kart to the closed park. If the racer doesn’t respect this signal, this flag won’t be shown more than 4 consecutive laps. The decision of utilizing the black flag is exclusive to the sport’s Clerk of the Course and the team will be notified immediately after.
• Black flag with orange circle (40 cm diameter): is used to warn a pilot that his kart has technical issues that can cause harm to him or other racers on the track and the racer in cause is obliged to stop in the next lap at the repairs area. The racer can continue the race after the problem has been fixed. The last lap is an exception, the flag not being used in this lap.
• Flag split in a black triangle and a white triangle: is used in a single presentation and is used as a warning, showed to unsportsmanlike racer.
Flags mentioned above (D, E,F) will be desplayed motionless together with a black panel on which the number of the driver in cause will be marked with white. They can be displayed in other places than the start/finish line if the Race Director decides it is necessary. Usually the flags (E & F) are shown at the request of the Clerk of the Course, but can also be requested by the commissaries in order to apply a penalty.
• Blue flag with double red diagonal line and number: means that the racer who was overpassed or just overpassed needs to stop. This flag will be used only if it is mentioned in the contest’s regulations.

Signaling by the use of flags by the supervision posts on the track:
Semnalizări făcute cu ajutorul steagurilor de către posturile de supraveghere traseu:
• Yellow flag: signals a warning of danger and will be shown to the racers in two ways:
- one flag waved: means they need to slow down, there is no overtaking, be ready to change the direction. There is a danger on the side or a part of the track.
- two flags: means they need to slow down, there is no overtaking, be ready to change the direction or stop. There is an obstacle blocking a part or the entire track.
Yellow flags will be showed onlu at the post of the Clerk of the Course found right before the dangerous spot. Overtaking is forbidden only between he first waved yellow flag and the green flag shown after the incident.
• Yellow flag with red stripes: will be deplayed motionless to racers to let them know of oil or water spills on the track in the area of the flag. It will b displayed at least 4 laps or until the area is back to normal. In this case the green flag won’t be displayed after the yellow flag with red stripes.
• Blue flag: will be displayed motionless or waved to late pilots, indicating that they are about to be overpassed. The drivers must reduce thir speed without changing their trajectory or engage in an overpass.
• White flag: will be waved. Is used to indicate a slow vehicle on the track around the supervision area.
• Green Flag: must be displayed to indicate that the track was cleared and will be displayed at the supervision post found after where one or two yellow flags were displayed. It can also be used in the warming lap by Clerk of the Course or Contenst Director orders.

An “incident” is an event or series of events involving one or more racers (or any action of a racer that was brought in the attention of the committee by an official and needs to be under investigation) that implied:
- caused to stop a round/lap by applying the 142 article of the Code.
- broke the hereby regulations and Code.
- anticipated the start
- ignored the flag signals
- forced one or more kart to have an unvalid start
-caused a collision
-drove when a driver was exciting the track
- obstructed a driver overpassing him
-disturbed a driver during an overpass maneuver

a) Commissaries will decide, after a report or at the request of the Contest/ Clerk of the Course, if a racer/s is/are implicated in an accident, they an’t leave the track without the permission of the commissary.
b) If a racer is implicated in a collision or accident and was informed by the commissaries in 30 minutes. At the end of the round he can’t leave the track without their consent.
Sporing commissaries can apply a 10 seconds penalty to any racer who caused an incident. If the incident is in a timed round, they will have to cancel the best 3 rounds in the race. As well, depending on the seriousness of the incident, they can replace the 10 seconds penalty with a penalty forseen in the 153 article of the Code.

3.5 Incomplete team
A team can’t continue a race if one of the members does not show up or pass the finish line. In this case the incomplete team can cover the entire track bu in the No points, no medlas system.

3.6 Replacements
After signing up a the SuperCenter it is not possible for the team to change the members or the challenges they registered for.

3.7 Suporters
Suporters are not required to pay an entry fee.

3.8 Equipment and uniform
Participant must come equipped for the karting race.
Organizers provide helmets which are compulsory for the entire time of the race.

3.9 Medical Assistance
Contestants benefit from medical assistance during the race.
Choosing to participate in the cyclist competition, participants take full responsibility concerning their health. By the hereby regulations, the organizing team of the championship reminds all participants that it is necessary to take a periodic physical exam and one before the start of the competition, the risks that come with not doing it being their own responsibility.

5. Penalties
5.1 Penalties
It is considered a foul and will be penalized:
• Collisions that are considered intentional or out of driving imprudence
• Failure to obey any of the rules or the regulation
• Voluntary stops on the track
• Getting out of the kart or removing the helmet while still on track
Any of these fouls lead to penalizing the time as followed:
• First foul 1 minute penalty
• Second foul 3 minutes penalty

• Third foul 5 minutes penalty
Cutting the track is considered a serious foul and is penalized with 5 minutes

5.2 Challenges
Challenges must be written, addressed to the Organizers, in the first 15 minutes after the competition stopped with an addition 100 RON fee for the examination of the challenge by a team formed by two members of the organization committee and a neutral representative. Decisions are by majority and final. Organizers can apply sanctions to a contestant and team, which can mean the elimination out of the competition, without the reimbursement of the participation fee.

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