Reglement The Truckrace Battle

Ik kreeg het nieuwe reglement van The Truckrace Battle vandaag in de mailbox. Als voorpret voor de paasraces over anderhalve week zal ik daar een paar dingen uitlichten, ondersteund met foto’s van de races in Zolder 2012.

1.4.1 Registration numbers will be the permanent Competition numbers for the Championship

1.6. Scoring:
1.6.1. Points will be awarded to Competitors listed as classified finishers in Final results as follows:-
In each Division:
1st – 10, 2nd – 9, 3rd- 8, 4th- 7, 5th- 6, 6th- 5, 7th- 4, 8th – 3, 9th – 2, 10th – 1 and 1 point for the driver setting the fastest lap.
If two or more competitors record identical fastest laps, each will receive the extra point.
1.6.2. The totals from all qualifying rounds run will determine final championship points and positions.

3.3. Qualifying:
The minimum period of qualifying to be provided is 15 minutes.
Should any practice session be disrupted the Clerk of the Course shall not be obliged to resume or re-run the session to achieve the championship criteria and the decision of the Clerk of the Course shall be final.

3.4. Qualification Criteria:
Each driver should complete a minimum of 3 laps qualifying in the vehicle to be raced and in the correct session in order to qualify for selection and order of precedence. The Clerk of the Course and / or Stewards of the Meeting shall have the right to exclude any driver whose qualifying times or driving are considered to be unsatisfactory.

3.5. Races:
The standard minimum scheduled distance shall be 13 rounds including formation round.
3.6. Race Starts:
3.6.1. All race start countdowns are to have a minimum elapsed period of 5 minutes from the time all vehicles are released to form up on the grid to the start of the Green Flag Lap(s) in the formation as specified on the Track Licence for each circuit.
3.6.2. Rolling Starts:- in accordance with ASJ wedstrijd reglement 3.14 speed is limited 70km/h
3.6.3. The use of tyre heating / heat retention devices, tyre treatments and compounds is prohibited.
Any vehicles removed from the grid after the 2 minute stage or driven into pits on Green Flag lap shall be held in the
pitlane and may start the race after the last vehicle to take the start from the grid has passed the startline or pitlane exit, whichever is the later.
3.6.5. Any drivers unable to start the Green Flag / Pace lap. and any drivers unable to maintain grid positions on the Green Flag Lap to the extent that ALL other vehicles are ahead of them, may complete the Green Flag lap but MUST remain at the rear of the last row of the grid but ahead of any vehicles to be started with a time delay.
3.6.6. Excessive weaving to warm up tyres – using more than 50% of the track width, and falling back in order to accelerate and practice start, is prohibited.
3.6.7. In the event of any starting lights failure the Starter will revert to use of the National Flag.

3.7 Practice / Qualifying or Race Stops:
3.7.1 Should the need arise to stop any practice or qualifying session, RED LIGHTS will be switched on at the Startline and RED FLAGS will be displayed at the Startline and at all Marshals Signalling Points around the Circuit. This is the signal for all drivers to cease circulating at racing speeds, to slow to a safe and reasonable pace and to return to the pitlane.
3.7.2 Should the need arise to stop any race, RED LIGHTS will be switched on at the Startline and RED FLAGS will be
displayed at the Startline and at all Marshals Signalling Points around the Circuit. This is the signal for all drivers to cease circulating at racing speeds, to slow to a safe and reasonable pace and to return to the starting grid which will automatically become a Parc Ferme area.
Vehicles should not enter the Pits unless directed to do so or unless repairs are necessary. Work on vehicles already in the Pits must cease when a race is stopped and may only continue under the control of Scrutineers. Vehicles which
are in the pitlane or who enter the pitlane may ONLY re-start from the pitlane (not the grid) after all other
vehicles have re-started. Non runners at the time of the stoppage (which have been recovered) can re-start from
the pitlane behind those referred to above.
3.7.3 Case A – Less than two laps completed by Race leader.
The Race will be null and void. The race will restart from the original grid positions. Competitors unable to take the
restart may be replaced by nominated reserves who will start from the pitlane in reserve number order and in front of
any other pitlane starter. Gaps on the grid should not be closed up. The length of the restarted race will be determined by the Clerk of the Course.
3.7.4 Case B – More than 2 laps completed by Race leader but less than 75%
The race will restart from a grid set out by the finishing order of part one, ASJ wedstrijd reglement 13.4b. The final
result of the race will be the finishing order at the end of part two. The length of the restarted race will be determined by the Clerk of the Course.
3.7.5 If the leader has completed more than 75% of the race distance or duration, it shall not be restarted and the results will be declared in accordance with ASJ wedstrijd reglement 13.4c unless the Clerk of the Course in consultation with the Stewards deem it appropriate to restart the race

3.10. Pits and Pitlane Safety:
3.10.1. Pits: Entrants must ensure that the ASJ, Circuit Management and Organising Club Safety
Regulations are complied with at all times.
3.10.2. Pitlane: The outer lane or lanes are to be kept unobstructed to allow safe passage of vehicles at all
times. The onus shall be on all Drivers to take all due care and drive at minimum speeds in pitlanes.
3.10.3 Refuelling: refuelling is prohibited
3.10.4 Speed: There will be a maximum speed of 60kph (38mph) in all pitlanes at all times. Competitors
breaching this limit will be subject to penalties , typically being a fine of 15euro per kph in excess of the limit
during practice or qualifying and a Drive Through Penalty during race

3.14 Driving Standards:
3.14.1 Unacceptable driving standards are an issue for Venue Owners and Race Organisers alike. For the avoidance of doubt, ASJ wedstrijd reglement 7.0, the white lines defining the track edges are considered to be part of the track, but the kerbs are not.
Therefore, any competitor who is reported to be involved in cases of corner cutting / leaving the circuit and re-joiningor driving standards issues, including contact may be subject to the following immediate penalties:
3.14.2 During practice and / or qualifying: The competitor concerned may be warned no more than twice, by means of the
Black / White diagonal flag and number.
On a third occasion in the same session, the competitor will be Black Flagged and may be subsequently prevented from
taking any further part in that session under Regulation ASJ wedstrijd reglement 17.1, by means of exclusion from that
session, under Regulation ASJ wedstrijd reglement CSI Artikel 2d
3.14.3 During race: There may be no prior warnings. In this case the competitor concerned may be penalised immediately
by way of a drive through penalty in accordance with ASJ wedstrijd reglement 17.9
Should the competitor repeat the infraction for a second time then the competitor may be Black Flagged and may be
subsequently prevented from taking any further part in that race under ASJ wedstrijd reglement CSI Artikel 2d, by
means of exclusion from that session,
3.14.4 A drive through penalty being imposed will be notified by the use of a Drive Through Penalty Board and number. A Black Flag will also be used. This penalty must be taken within 3 laps of the notification being given. It will involve the competitor entering the pitlane, observing the pitlane speed limit (60 kph) between the ‘in’ and ‘out’ control lines, and exiting the pitlane to rejoin the race, without stopping at his / her pit.
3.14.5 Failure to comply with the imposition of a drive through penalty as given, may under Regulation C1.1.6., result in exclusion from the race in question under ASJ wedstrijd reglement CSI Artikel 2d.
3.14.6 In the event that a drive through penalty described above cannot be imposed for operational reasons (i.e. within 3 laps of the end of a race or because multiple vehicles are contravening the Driving Standards Regulations), then all the competitors concerned may be given a 30 second elapsed time penalty as an alternative .This penalty will be retrospectively added to the competitors race time.

4.2 Specific Penalties for Infringement of Technical Regulations
4.2.1 Maximum Road Speed – Speeding (See 5.18):
During Practice and Race, contravention of Regulation 5.18 will invoke the following:
a) During Practice Loss of practice times and race start from back of grid.
b) During Race
i) First contravention Speeding for a period of 2 – 3 seconds 10 second penalty.
Speeding for a period of 3 – 5 seconds 20 second penalty.
Speeding for a period up to 6 seconds 30 second penalty.
Speeding for a period of 7+ seconds Exclusion.
ii) Second Contravention Similar time penalties, added to those above
iii) Third Contravention Exclusion.
4.2.1.1 Any vehicle which exceeds 170 kph will be excluded from the race, on the first contravention, irrespective of the duration of the contravention.
4.2.2 Exhaust Smoke Emissions (See 5.19):
The Organisers may appoint one or more observers to check for excess exhaust smoke during all practices and races. Any
truck adjudged by a nominated Judge of Fact or duly appointed Scrutineer, to be emitting any visible smoke at any time
during an event, will immediately be shown the Black and Orange Flag, by decision of the Clerk of the Course alone.
If a driver is stopped for smoke he shall be subject to penalties, applicable to the 2012 FIA EUROPEAN TRUCK
RACING CHAMPIONSHIP and set down as follows:
a) During Practice Loss of practice times and race start from back of grid.
b) During Race i) First contravention Allowed to re-start after adjustments, only once
ii) Second Contravention Not be allowed to re-start
These decisions (4.2.2. & 4.2.2. a & b) will be without appeal. This regulation cannot be invoked as a reason for protest by competitors.

5.2. General Description:
The Truckrace Battle 2012 is for Competitors participating in Racing trucks in compliance with the regulations issued and applying to the 2012 F.I.A. European Truck Racing Championship, Race Trucks (with the exceptions of the items
detailed in this document) or the following regulations.
The Truckrace Battle is run in two Race Truck classes

5.2.1 The Premium Class
Definition
Two-axle road tractors with a minimum production of 50 units during any 12 month period duly certified by an official
documentation from manufacture.
The general shape of the tractor must correspond to the shape of a road-going tractor homologated for the transportation of merchandise.
Power Train:
This consists of a single power generating unit (engine max 13 Litres) which feeds its power directly to a friction plate clutch. This power then passes through a mechanical gearbox and a mechanical final drive unit, which then distributes the power to the road wheels. No additions or deletions to this power train are permitted.
The engine must be derived from a unit fitted to a road-going tractor. The engine must come from the commercial range
of the truck manufacturer in the year of the truck production, and not necessarily from the model of truck, and must have been produced in a minimum quantity of 100 units.

5.2.2 The Free Class
Definition
Two-axle road tractors with no minimum production.
The general shape of the tractor must correspond to the shape of a road-going tractor homologated for the transportation of merchandise.
Power Train:
This consists of a single or Hybrid power generating unit (engine no max content).
This power then passes through a mechanical or automatic gearbox and a mechanical final drive unit, which then
distributes the power to the road wheels.
The engine must be derived from a unit fitted to a road-going tractor. The engine must come from the commercial range
of the truck manufacturer in the year of the truck production, and not necessarily from the model of truck, and must have been produced in a minimum quantity of 100 units.

5.3. Safety Requirements:
All ASN Algemeen Reglement Autorensport Nationaal A Criteria Regulations apply as relevant.
For Premium class Race Trucks and free class Race Trucks competing in the European Cup, regulations applicable to the
2012 FIA European Truck Racing Cup apply.
For Race Trucks not competing in the above the following regulations apply.
5.3.1 Roll Cage An internal cab roll cage must be fitted. A roll cage is as shown in diagram 8. It must be in one piece (i.e. all parts welded to each other) and follow the interior shape of the cab as closely as possible and be free from free from unevenness or cracks. The following members are mandatory, two rear diagonals, two roof diagonal members and one member joining the centre section of the front top cross member to the lower rear cross member or lower part of the rear vertical leg of the main roll cage. At least two members joining the rear and front vertical legs, one at the height of the drivers and passengers pelvis / legs to protect both from side impacts.the second member must be as close as possible to the foot of each vertical leg, cab floor permitting.
Two additional members, one on each side, joining the top horizontal member to the vertical rear member of the roll cage, this is to provide protection for drivers head and strengthen the corner of the roll cage.
If the driver’s brake, clutch and accelerator pedals are positioned in front of the front wheel centre line an additional cross member must join the front outer foot of the internal roll cage to the chassis. The cabin pivot point and or the original cabin stiffening rail may be incorporated into this member. The material specification must comply with the details below for the roll cage with a minimum diameter or side length, of 25mm,
The minimum fixation of the cage to the cab consists of four mounting plates, one for each vertical pillar of the cage.
Each mounting foot must have an area of at least 200 sq. cm and a thickness of 3mm. Reinforcing plates with an area of
at least 200 sq. cm and a minimum thickness of 3mm must be fitted such that the cab floor is sandwiched between the
mounting feet and the reinforcing plates. At least three bolts must clamp each mounting foot to its reinforcing plate, such bolts to have a minimum specification of 8.8 ( S grade) and diameter of 12mm. This mounting represents a minimum.
5.3.2 The safety cage described in 5.3.1. must be directly connected, with steel sections to the chassis in a minimum of 4 separate locations. The additional supports are required from the four main roll vertical pillars via the reinforcing plates under the cab, at least 3 of these supports must be connected directly with steel section to the specification as the roll cage detailed below. The fourth connection must comply with the same material specification as below for the roll cage and will have a minimum diameter or side section of 25mm.NOTE! Two connections must be in front of the driver’s feet and the two rearward of the rearmost position of the driver.
It is permitted to increase the number of bolts and to attach the roll cage to the cab shell (e.g. to screen and door pillars).
Minimum material specification for all mandatory tubes in cold drawn seamless steel tube with a minimum tensile
strength of 340 N/mm2. The minimum permitted tube sizes are either:
57.0 mm outside diameter and 4.9mm minimum wall thickness or
63.5 mm outside diameter and 3.2mm minimum wall thickness or
70.0 mm outside diameter and 2.4mm minimum wall thickness.
It is permitted to use a combination of these permitted tube sizes. All mandatory tubes must have an inspection hole of 5 mm diameter, drilled in an easily visible position.
All welding should be of the highest quality possible, with full penetration (preferably) arc welding and in particular Heliarc). These requirements are a minimum.
Alternatively the roll cage must comply with the 2012 FIA EUROPEAN TRUCK RACING CUP Regulations.
5.3.3. Side guards
Metal side guards must be fitted between the mudguards of front and driven axles to prevent wheels interlocking. The
sideguards may be made with either:
One steel tube 65mm diameter x 3mm wall thickness or
Two steel tubes 50mm diameter x 3mm wall thickness.
This must be good quality steel tube. This side guard must be fixed directly to chassis members, not via a sub-frame.
Aluminium may NOT be used in place of steel for 2012,
Outriggers from the chassis to the sideguards must be made from material at least equal in strength to the sideguard
material. All tubes and box sections must have a 5mm hole drilled in a visible position for inspection purposes.
Maximum spacing between any two outriggers is 1.5 metres
Maximum unsupported sideguard overhang is 500mm
Maximum permitted gap (in side view) between front or rear mudguard and the sideguard is 100mm

5.3.4. Outriggers
Outriggers must be mounted to the chassis using spreader plates of at least 100 sq. cm. area and 5mm thickness. These
plates must be welded to the outriggers and bolted to the chassis. At least 4 x 8mm diameter bolts must be used for each outrigger, these bolts must be at least grade 8.8 (S grade). It is only permitted to drill the chassis for the attachment of sideguards. The bottom of the sideguards must be at least 500mm from the ground. The top must be no more than 1 metre from the ground. A sideguards must extend outwards so that they are within 300mm of the extremities of the vehicle in plan view, but they may not project beyond the extremities of the vehicle in plan view. All welding must be of the highest quality with full penetration. It must be possible to inspect all welds. Sideguards must not present any sharp angles or corners in plan view. It is permitted to cover the sideguards with fairings as described in section 5(6) but all such fairings must be readily detachable to allow for inspection of sideguards by scrutineers.
5.3.5. Front And Rear Guards
Guards must be fitted to front and rear of the vehicle to prevent it from driving over the top of “armco” safety
barriers, and to assist with “suspended tow” vehicle recovery.
These guards must consist of two horizontal steel tubes. The minimum permitted tube sizes are:
57.0mm outside diameter and 4.9mm minimum wall thickness, or
63.5mm outside diameter and 3.2mm minimum wall thickness
An alternative equivalent can only be used with the written permission of the Championship Eligibility Scrutineer.
The requirements for these guards are as follows:
FRONT GUARD – The front face of the guard must be vertical and in line with the front face of the standard bumper.
The top face of the guard must be in line with the top face of the standard bumper. The front guard must be attached
directly to the chassis main members, as described in 5.5.1.2. and all the attachments must be forward of the front wheels.
These guards must have a radius on ends on main guards and fixing for any trim such as plastic bumpers must be located
behind the inside radius of the guard tube. In the event of the bumper or trim being detatched, no sharp edges will be left behind.
REAR GUARD – The rear face of the guard must be vertical. No part of the rear guard may extend more than 200mm
behind the end of the chassis main members. The top face of the guard must be level with the top of the main chassis
rails and the end configuration must have a radius. The top face of the guard must not be above the top flange of the
chassis main members, measured at the extreme rear of the vehicle. Overall width of the guard must not exceed
2.300mm. The rear guard must be attached directly to the chassis main members, as described in 5.5.1.2. and all the
attachments must be behind the rear wheels.
FRONT AND REAR GUARDS – The bottom face of each guard must be between 300mm and 400mm above the ground
and must be between 1800mm and 2300mm wide. All exposed parts of the guards which are not part of the standard
bumper(s) must be made of tube. Tube material is free, but it is recommended that roll cage or sideguard tube is used.
The ends of any tubes must not be left exposed. Bottom tubes must be joined to top tubes/bumper(s) and there must be no sharp edges, corners or angles exposed. It is permitted to cover all or part of the guards with securely attached metal panels. Each guard must be able to withstand a load equal to the vehicle weight on the rear axle, applied horizontally to the bottom tube, along the axis of the vehicle. It must also be capable of supporting the weight of its own end of the vehicle. These loads must not cause distortion of the guard. Note: The load requirements can be checked by positioning the vehicle with the guard against a wall engaging a gear and applying load until the driven wheels spin on a dry road; and jacking up the appropriate end of the vehicle on the guard. with the load spread over the centre metre of the bottom tube.
5.3.6. Seat Belts
All seat belts must be a set of unmodified proprietary manufacture to current FiA standard and must be securely attached to the vehicle’s cab structure or roll cage (ASJ wedstrijd reglement CSi Annexe J 253.6 applies). Anchorage points on the cab structure must be reinforced to ensure adequate strength. Belts must have 2 parallel shoulder straps and one abdominal strap. Fixation points to be 2 for the abdominal strap and 2 behind the drivers seat for shoulder straps.
The shoulder straps must be fixed on a rear transversal tube welded to the roll bar or attached to the upper anchorage
points of the front belts.
The transversal reinforcement shall be a tube measuring at least 38 mm x 2.5 mm or 40 mm x 2 mm, made from cold
drawn seamless carbon steel, with a minimum yield strength of 350 N/mm2.
The straps may be attached by looping or by screws, but in the latter case an insert must be welded for each mounting
point (see Drawings 253-17C and 253-53 for the dimensions).
These inserts will be positioned in the reinforcement tube and the straps will be attached to them using bolts of M12 8.8 or 7/16UNF specification.
The angle of the shoulder straps at the rear of the seat must be at a maximum of 20 degrees to the horizontal.
5.3.7. Fire Extinguishers in compliance with FIA Appendix J and 2012 F.I.A. European Truck Racing Cup regulations, must be fitted .

5.3.8 Circuit Breaker – Engine shutdown
A circuit breaker or isolator switch which shuts down the engine and disconnects the batteries from all electrical circuitry (except any automatic fire extinguisher system) must be fitted behind the fifth wheel and between the chassis rails. This switch must be painted yellow and identified by a red spark on a white edged, blue triangle. The main earth between batteries and the chassis, or the negative lead in the case of insulated return wired vehicles must be coloured yellow or covered with yellow material. In the case of vehicles which use a mechanical shutdown system, a shutdown device must be fitted which is separate from the electric circuit breaker.
The device must be fitted close to the circuit breaker, be clearly marked and have clear operating instructions (e.g. “pull knob to stop engine”). An engine shutdown switch and or mechanical device must be fitted in the cab, with positive onoff positions clearly marked. They must be operable by the driver, normally seated and wearing a seat belt. The switch must also isolate any electric fuel pumps.
It is recommended that either an air intake shutdown valve, exhaust shutdown valve or a shut off valve in the oil feed line to the turbocharger be fitted to restrict engine revs in the event of engine runaway. These devices must be operable from both inside and outside the cab.
5.3.9. Driver’s and Passengers Windows
For safety reasons, whatever the external weather conditions, both side windows must be fully open.
A protective net in a readily visible contrasting colour must be fitted to the inside of both the driver’s and passengers door covering the area of the window. It must not impede vision, but must be able to prevent the driver’s hand or arm from falling out of the window in the event of a vehicle roll over.
This net must be approved by the Eligibility Scrutineer for the championship
5.3.10. Prop shaft
A minimum of 50% of the propeller shaft length must be covered all around its circumference by a steel material with a
minimum thickness of 6mm, so as to prevent it hitting the ground in case of breakage. This cover may be split along its length and can be joined together by means of at least 6 off M10 bolts to have a minimum specification of 8.8 (S grade)
It must have 4 fixing points (2 bolted to main chassis rails and 2 bolted to the authorised under frame) which would not be counted as a transversal member. The 4 off bolts used to fix this cover must be a minimum of M10 bolts to have a minimum specification of 8.8 (S grade)
The prop shaft must not pass through any fuel, water or air tanks.
5.3.11 Wheel Nut Covers
Wheel nut covers may only be used if recessed wheel nuts for front wheels are not available and only with the express
permission of the Eligibility Scrutineer.
5.3.12. Fireproof Bulkhead
All vehicles must have a protective bulkhead of non-inflammable material between the engine/transmission and the
driver’s compartment capable of preventing the passage of fluid or flame in the case of fire. Gaps must be sealed with
GRP or an RTV sealant. Use of magnesium is prohibited.
5.3.13. Fuel / Oil Lines
It is prohibited to run any fuel, oil or water lines within the cab. The only oil lines which may run within the cab are those leading solely to temperature or pressure gauges. Such lines must be metallic or aircraft quality.
5.3.14. Steering Lock and Quick Release Mechanism
Any steering lock system fitted to the vehicle must be removed.
If the steering column passes in between the driver’s legs, it must be covered with protective detachable foam in order to prevent injuries to the driver’s knees. As from 01/01/2012, the steering wheel must be fitted with a quick release mechanism. It must consist of a flange concentric to the steering wheel axis, coloured yellow through anodisation or any other durable yellow coating and installed on the steering column behind the steering wheel. The release must be operated by pulling the flange along the steering wheel axis.
5.3.15. Park Brake
The location of the park brake control must be clearly indicated by a notice inside the cab at least 20cm wide.
The park brake control must be operable by the driver normally seated with seat belts fastened.
5.3.16. Engine Oil Catch Tank
All engine breathers venting to the atmosphere must be lead into a catch tank arranged in such a way as to prevent oil
from spilling onto the track. If a single catch tank is used, it must have a volume of at least 4 litres. It is permitted to use multiple tanks, each tank must be at least 2 litres. Tanks may be of any material, but it must be possible to view the contents of the tank (e.g. a sight glass is required in a metal tank, plastic tanks must be translucent). All tanks must be capable of being readily emptied.

5.3.17 Lower Cab Access Strips
Must be modified, if necessary, so as to minimise the possibility of such components puncturing tyres in an incident.
5.3.18 Seats
The driver’s seat must be homologated to a current FIA standard with an extension with energy absorbing and noninflammable material around the driver’s head and must not be modified.
(NOTE: This is the winged type seat)
All seats must be firmly attached and must not slide, tilt, hinge or fold. The driver’s seat must support the driver and hold him in position inside the cab.
All seats must face forward. Passenger seats may be removed. All joints between any seat and the cab (i.e. seat to
subframe [if fitted] and subframe to floor) must have at least 4 x 8 mm diameter or 6 x 6 mm diameter bolts, minimum
grade 8.8 (“S” grade). Sliding seat runners must be locked and bolted into position by a system requiring the use of
tools.
5.3.19 Water Tanks
No water tank may be situated within the chassis rails between the wheel base.

5.4. General Technical Requirements:
5.4.1. Vehicle competing in all classes must comply in all respects with the exception of the air inlet restrictor requirement, to the technical regulations issued as being applicable to the 2012 FIA European Truck Racing Championship, including all and any bulletins which may be issued during the course of the year, modifying or supplementing these regulations.
5.4.2. Vehicles competing in The Truckrace Battle must comply with the following regulations 5 (4).3 to 5(6) inclusive and 5(5) to 5(18) inclusive.
5.4.3. Definitions
Race truck must be derived from a two-axle road tractors with a minimum production of 50 units of this type (Cabin &
Chassis) during any 12 month period duly certified by an official documentation from manufacture.
The general shape of the tractor must correspond to the shape of a road-going tractor homologated for the transportation of merchandise, with a minimum Gross Vehicle Weight of 18 tonnes
The engine must be derived from a unit fitted to a road-going tractor.
The following mechanical components must be from a road-going tractor unit homologated for the transportation of
merchandise:-
Gearbox – Front and rear axles – Steering box – Components of the braking system
The definitions given in art. 251 Appendix J of the 2012 FIA Annuaire shall apply to these regulations, which shall take precedence over the Terminology section of the MSA Regulations, as published in the MSA 2012 year book.
Nevertheless the Section B of the MSA Regulations shall apply in all instances where it covers a topic not covered by art. 251 Appendix J of the FIA Annuaire.
5.4.4. Pattern Parts
Unless specifically prohibited by these regulations it is permitted to use “pattern parts” as direct replacement of
manufacturer’s parts, provided such parts are commercially available as direct replacements and of the same design as the vehicle manufacturer’s parts.
5.4.5. Repairs
Repair of components may be affected using accepted repair methods such as welding. Competitors attention is drawn to
the limitations of such action, the addition of gussets, additional welding or material, the change of shape, design,
material, surface finish or removal of material constitute a “modification”.
5.4.6. Standard Specification
Any reference to standard specification and/or parts and/or materials in these regulations shall be interpreted as a
reference to the manufacturer’s listed standard item(s) only as set down in the appropriate type approval. It shall not include manufacturer’s options.
5.4.7 Aerodynamic Effect
Primium Class Race Trucks :No mechanical part must be designed to generate an aerodynamic effect.
Free Class Race Trucks : mechanical parts may be designed to generate an aerodynamic effect.
5.4.8 Close Loop Control Systems
Apart from the engine management systems, close loop control systems are prohibited.

5.7. Engine:
5.7.1. Modifications Permitted
5.7.1.1. The engine and its ancillaries may only be modified within the limitations of the following regulations. It is permitted, unless specifically disallowed by these regulations for internal engine components to be substituted by alternative components sourced from the same engine manufacturer.
5.7.1.2. Camshaft timing and profile may be modified but valve lift must remain as standard.
5.7.2. Modifications Prohibited:
5.7.2.1. Premium Class Race Trucks: Unless specifically permitted by these regulations the engine and all, ancillaries must be exactly to manufacturer’s standard specification. Any mechanical pressure gauges used to monitor fuel delivery pressure must be isolated when the truck is racing.
Free Class Race Trucks: Any mechanical pressure gauges used to monitor fuel delivery pressure must be isolated when
the truck is racing.
5.7.2.2. Premium Class Race Trucks: It is not permitted to substitute the engine block and cylinder head castings from those which are the manufacturer’s standard for the specified engine.
Free Class Race Trucks: It is permitted to substitute the engine block and cylinder head castings from those which are
the manufacturer’s standard for the specified engine.
5.7.3. Engine Location is free
5.7.4. Oil/Water Cooling It is prohibited to run either oil or coolant pipes inside the cab.
5.7.4.1. Lubrication oil sumps may be baffled internally, but the standard sump casing must be retained. Fuel and oil
coolers may be fitted within the periphery of the bodywork.
5.7.4.2. Water radiators may be enlarged, replaced by alternative specification items, or supplemented by additional
radiators provided all radiators are fitted within the periphery of the bodywork.
5.7.5. Induction Systems:
5.7.5.1. Air induction system components up to the turbocharger or supercharger, may be modified or replaced. No part of the air induction system may project more than 200mm beyond the side or top extremities of the cab.
5.7.5.2. It is permitted to change the type of turbocharger(s) provided that the induction system components (i.e. the pipework and fittings between the turbocharger(s) and engine(s) are standard components manufactured by the relevant engine manufacturer. It is permitted to fit an air to air inter cooler provided all relevant components are standard production parts.
5.7.5.3 In the case of an ‘in-line’ engine, only one turbocharger is permitted. For a ‘vee’ engine, only one turbocharger per cylinder bank is permitted. In all cases the turbocharger may only be a single stage type. Variable geometry systems are prohibited. If a waste gate system is used, this may only be fitted on the exhaust side of the turbocharger.
It is strongly advised that a chalwyn diesel shutdown valve be fitted to the air inlet system or that the oil feed line to the turbocharger has a shut off valve fitted actuated from both inside and outside the cab to reduce the possibility of engine runaway.
5.7.6. Exhaust Systems:
The exhaust components after the turbocharger or exhaust manifolds in the case of supercharged engines are free. The
exhaust must terminate within the extremities of the vehicle plan view and between the wheels and within 500mm of the
ground in side view.
A protection device must be fitted to the extreme end of all exhaust pipes. This device must be made so that any part with a diameter of more than 40mm will not pass directly out of the exhaust pipe. An example of a suitable protection device is strips of steel sheet. 1.6mm thick by 25mm wide, placed edge on to the exhaust gas flow and welded into the end of the exhaust pipe(s) at less than 40mm spacing. Vehicles using a smoke filter at the end of the exhaust pipe do not need the protection described above It is permitted to fit a ‘waste gate’ or ‘pop off valve’ provided such a component is of proprietary manufacture.
The exhaust system must be designed such that excessive smoke is not discharged into the atmosphere.
From June 2012 onwards, a smoke filter will be required to be fitted to all exhaust systems.
Smoke levels will be measured to EEC standards or equivalent and a Judge of Fact will determine unacceptable levels of
smoke.
5.7.7. Fuel Delivery Systems
Fuel injection system parts regulating the quantity of fuel to the engine may be changed, providing that the new parts fit the original location without any modification. The original fuel system design must be retained in its entirety as the manufacturer envisaged e.g. Cummins PT. The maximum engine free run out speed may be changed.

5.14. Weights:
5.14.1. Premium Class Race Trucks
The weight of the truck is with the driver, wearing his complete racing apparel, at all times during the event. The
minimum allowed weight is defined as follows:
5500 kg of which 3300 kg measured at the front wheels.
Free Class Race Trucks
The weight of the truck is with the driver, wearing his complete racing apparel, at all times during the event. The
minimum allowed weight is 6000 kg.
5.14.2. If weight has to be added to comply with the minimum weight, then it must be bolted to the chassis in such a way that it can be sealed by the scrutineers and does not present a safety hazard.

5.16. Silencing:
Organisers may at their discretion, carry out noise tests in compliance with the procedures and Regulations of the hosting Circuit. Any competitor whose vehicle is adjudged to produce excessive noise will be required to execute such measures as may be required to reduce noise pollution to an acceptable level, as defined by the meeting organisers.
5.17. Numbers And Championship Decals:
The Truckrace Battle decals must be displayed in accordance with Promotion Truckracing Holland Regulations. The Truckrace Battle decals may be supplied by the championship organisers.

5.18. Maximum Road Speed:
5.18.1 All vehicles, regardless of class, must be equipped with a The Truckrace Battle approved speed
measuring/recording/limiting device. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that the speed-measuring device is fully operational through out the event and correctly calibrated.
In either case the device must be installed and operated in accordance with the device manufacturer’s instructions. The maximum permitted road speed is 160 kph.
5.18.2 Competitors whose vehicles have been shown by any of the above detailed devices to have exceeded this maximum shall be subject to penalties, applicable to the 2012 FiA EUROPEAN TRUCK RACING Championship and set down herewith
in Regulation 4.2
5.18.3. The Truckrace Battle and Race Organisers, at their discretion may supplement or substitute equipment or carry
out any other measures as they deem to be suitable to carry out checks to confirm that competing vehicles are not
exceeding the stated maximum speed.

5.19 Smoke
Any truck adjudged to be emitting any visible smoke at any time during an event will immediately be shown the black &
orange flag, by decision of the Clerk of the Course alone. If a driver is stopped for smoke he shall be subject to penalties, applicable to the 2012 FIA EUROPEAN TRUCK RACING Championship and set down herewith in Regulation 4.2

6.3.1 Paddock Layout
It is a condition of acceptance / registration into this championship that competitors and teams observe the requirements of the Promotion Truck Racing Holland Committee in respect of the planning / layout of the event paddocks. A nominated member of the Promotion Truck Racing Holland Committee will take responsibility for the co-ordination of paddock layouts and should that nominee require a team or teams to move or re-align themselves to lay out the paddock in a certain way, then that team or teams will comply. Failure to comply with such requests will result in the Promotion Truck Racing Holland Committee levying a non-returnable championship fine (maximum € 600). Failure to pay such a fine will involve exclusion from the championship.

Anti-social behaviour:
All competitors must note that there is a requirement for everyone that is staying in the paddock overnight to respect the right to the “quiet enjoyment” of others. Therefore no competitor or associated person shall cause nuisance by means of their unreasonable behaviour whilst in or around the paddock at any time of the day or night. This includes the playing of loud music and the use of noisy generators after 11:00pm at night. Any competitor found in breach of these requirements shall be subject to penalties which may include exclusion from the event, and / or removal from the premises of the venue.

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