|E: COMMON REGULATIONS FOR COMPETITORS
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Discipline - Junior Off Road Trial
Driver - 8 (years old)
Navigator - n/a
Front Passenger - n/a
Rear Passenger - n/a
H: SPECIFIC REGULATIONS FOR OFF-ROAD EVENTS
H.6.2. Junior Trial.
Must be organised in accordance with 1, 2, 6-6.1.7 and 6.1.9-6.1.10.
H.6.2.1. At all times during the event, Junior Trials Vehicles may only be driven under the instruction of an official.
H.6.2.2. Where a Junior Trial is held concurrently with another event at the same venue, the area for the Junior Trial must be adequately separated and clearly defined.
H6.2.3. Special consideration must be given to the terrain chosen, particularly with regard to side slopes and drops, and water should generally be avoided.
H6.2.4. The maximum depth of any water shall be 0.2 metre.
H6.2.5. There will be three classes, Novice, Intermediate and Expert. The severity of sections shall be determined as follows:
The maximum longitudinal gradient:
Novice Intermediate Expert
50% 60% none
The maximum transverse gradient:
Novice Intermediate Expert
25% 35% none
H.6.2.6. An MSA Observer may be appointed.
H16.3.2. Drivers at events other than Competitive Safaris, Timed Trials, Team Recovery, Point to Point and Hill Rallies up to and including Clubman status must produce a valid Club Membership Card at signing-on. At events of National B status and above and all Competitive Safaris, Timed Trials, Team Recovery, Point to Point and Hill Rallies and Junior Trials, Drivers must produce a Competition Licence [as detailed in Section E], and Passengers must produce a valid Club Membership Card.
H17.1.8. The minimum age for a Junior Trial is 8 years old. Competitors are no longer eligible for a Junior Trial on or after their 18th Birthday. All competitors must comply with E2.7.
H25.4. Junior Trial.
Must be organised in accordance with 16, 17, 19, 25.2, 26-26.3.13 and 27.
H25.4.1. There will be three classes: Novice, Intermediate and Expert. Competitors must finish four Novice Junior Trials before being eligible to enter an Intermediate Junior Trial. Competitors must finish four Intermediate Junior Trials before being eligible to enter an Expert Junior Trial. Proof of finishing a Junior Trial will be by the signing of the competitors Competition Licence by the Clerk of the Course.
H25.4.2. Sections for the different classes may either be set out separately or so that a section increases in severity with separate finishing points for the respective classes.
H25.4.3. At all times during the event Junior Trials Vehicles may only be driven under the instruction of an official.
H25.4.4. Fiddle brakes may only be used by competitors in the Expert class. If fitted to vehicles entered in the Novice or Intermediate classes they must be rendered inoperative.
H39. Junior Trials Vehicle.
H39.1. Chassis and Body.
The chassis and bodywork must be standard except where modified to comply with these regulations and must be that from a proprietary machine.
H39.2.1. Must be fitted with four-stroke petrol or diesel vertical crankshaft engine of the Industrial and Commercial restricted type designed for use on a Ride on Mower or Lawn/Garden Tractor.
H39.2.2. The engine must be fitted in its original location and retain its governor or restrictor which may not be modified or removed.
H39.2.3. The engine must be fitted with an effective silencer. The silencer and exhaust manifold are free as to type and location but must be fitted with shields where located outside of the bodywork or chassis.
H39.2.4. The engine must be fitted with an air filter, the type and location are free.
H39.3.1. Must be fitted with a manual, constant mesh transmission of the type originally fitted to the vehicle. Transmissions of an alternative make or model may be fitted.
H39.3.2. The driver must be protected from all drive belts/chains.
H39.3.3. Must not be fitted with a locked, locking or torque-biasing differential.
H39.4. Wheels and Tyres.
H39.4.1. Wheels and tyres are free.
H39.5.1. Must be fitted with a brake system operating on both rear wheels simultaneously. The brakes will be operated by a single foot pedal and may activate the brakes either mechanically or hydraulically and must be capable of locking the wheels when applied at maximum speed.
H39.5.2. Must be fitted with a mechanical handbrake operating directly on both rear wheels, which is capable of holding the vehicle on a 45-degree longitudinal gradient.
H39.6.1. The steering system must retain its original location and operation, and must be un-assisted. Steering system components are free and may be strengthened.
H39.6.2. A steering damper may be fitted.
H39.7. Front Axle.
H39.7.1. The location and mounting of the front axle must be standard to the vehicle and no alteration may be made to the chassis or bodywork to increase articulation.
H39.7.2. The front axle may be modified or replaced.
H39.7.3. Movement of the front axle may be controlled by the addition of springs and/or dampers, or friction materials between the axle and the chassis.
H39.8.1. A roll cage (see drawing XX) must be fitted comprising a front and rear hoop which extend the full width of the bodywork and which maintains the minimum clearance above the competitors helmet when properly seated (Q31)
H39.8.2. Sidebars must be fitted which prevent the driver`s feet from involuntarily leaving the confines of the vehicle.
H39.8.3. A rear brace must be fitted to the rear hoop to guide and locate the shoulder straps of the seat belt.
H39.8.4. The roll cage, comprising the front and rear hoops, lateral bars, side bars and rear brace must comply with Q1.3 or be to BS1387 medium weight, blue band, being of a minimum 42.30x3.2mm external diameter and wall thickness.
H39.8.5. The roll cage must be bolted to the chassis with 3mm thick spreader plates and a minimum of two 8mm high tensile bolts at 50mm between centres per mounting (drawing XX); or bolted to outriggers of 3mm wall thickness bolted/welded to the chassis, using 3mm thick saddles and two 8mm high tensile bolts at 50mm between centres per mounting (drawing XX ); or welded to outriggers of 3mm wall thickness bolted/welded to the chassis as drawing Q51.
H39.8.6. A seat belt to Q2.1.2 must be fitted.
H39.8.7. A circuit breaker to Q8 must be fitted which is operable by the driver when properly seated and which is clearly marked.
H39.8.8. A crash helmet to Q10 must be worn.
H39.8.9. The battery must be securely mounted and fitted in a sealed container or under the bonnet.
H39.8.10. A strong and clearly marked recovery point must be fitted to the rear of the vehicle.
H39.8.11. The seat must be rigidly located and designed to securely locate the driver up to and including the shoulders. A head restraint must be fitted where not integral to the seat (Q13).
H39.8.12. The fuel tank must be located under the bonnet and comply with Q14.1.2.
H39.9.1. A front bumper or bush guard must be fitted to protect the chassis and bodywork and which may provide location for under chassis protection and which must provide a suitable towing point.
H39.9.2. Under vehicle protection skid plates/guards may be fitted to protect the steering, engine and transmission.
H39.9.3. Ballast may be added to the vehicle provided it is securely attached to the chassis and or skid plates. Ballast must be located below the floor line.
P: NOMENCLATURE AND DEFINITIONS
Add the following:
Junior Trials Vehicle. A two wheel drive vehicle adapted from a front engined lawn or garden tractor with the cutter deck and associated ancillaries removed, and fitted with a four stroke petrol or diesel vertical crankshaft engine of the Industrial and Commercial restricted type.
For information only - no regulatory value/e&oe/ends/