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