ROLLING STARTS

Rolling Starts:

(1)

A maximum of 20seconds after the pole vehicle is in the allocated position the field will be directed away for the Formation Lap behind the ‘Safety Car’.

(a)
Starts by Flag: The starter will wave the green flag.
(b)
Starts by Lights: The starter will illuminate the green light(s).
(2)

All vehicles must maintain their grid positions and keep up with the Safety Car. On approach to the start line, the Safety Car will turn off its flashing lights and enter pit lane. The field will then maintain a “grid position” of being alongside the vehicle on the same row with a gap of no more than three(3) vehicle lengths to the vehicle immediately in front. A constant speed of between 70 and 100kph set by the vehicle on pole position must be maintained until the signal to start is given.

(a)
Starts by Flag: The starter shall mount the dais and raise aloft the starting flag and hold it motionless.
The flag will be lowered and waved vigorously to indicate a start.
(b)
Starts by Lights: The starter will have the red light(s) on as the vehicles approach the start line.
The red light(s) will be extinguished to indicate a start.
(3)

If the starter is not satisfied with the field approaching the start line, the starting signal will not be given.

(a)
If a flag start is employed the starter will leave the starting flag held aloft and motionless until the entire field has passed the starters dais. The Clerk of the Course will immediately instruct all Flag posts to display double waved yellow flags, or if a signal light system is employed, alternately flashing yellow lights.
(b)
When using starting lights the red light(s) will remain on and flashing yellow or amber lights will be displayed until the entire field has passed over the start line. The Clerk of the Course will immediately instruct all Flag posts to display double waved yellow flags, or if a signal light system is employed, alternately flashing yellow lights.
(c)
The field will be required to complete another lap, maintaining their relative grid positions, to approach the starter again at a constant pace.
The onus shall rest with the vehicles on the front row of the grid to ensure that the field is slowed to ensure that a tight grid formation is achieved prior to the approach to the start line.
(d)
For races based on laps the race distance will be reduced by one(1) lap and for races based on time the race time is deemed to have started when the cars crossed the start line on the first aborted start lap.
(4)
Any competitor who has failed to comply with the procedures outlined in Article 8.3(2) of this Schedule may incur a time penalty.