Race events have been in existence from when automobiles were invented. At first (1867), they were organised in a bid to test run the vehicles during reliability trials.
But soon enough, it became a method by which automobile makers show the prowess of their machines to the world. And sometime in the 1930s, specialised racing cars had become a reckonable phenomenon.
Motorsport road racing often comes in form of a regular car race or in the use of a superkart. In a car race, the car setup must be put in place. This setup comprises the vehicle’s adjustments to optimise the behaviour it emits on the track.
These adjustments may be in the engines of the car, its brakes, suspensions, transmissions or, in fact, its tires. This is in order to make its performance, reliability and handling favourable to the driver.
Superkart is another form of road racing in motorsport that uses a small-sized racing vehicle – one similar to a go-kart. However, it has several characteristics that tend to make it more associated with the (open-wheel) racing cars. They can as well race on car circuits.
Talking of racing, in Motorsport Australia, what is required of participants is a Permit. This permit contains the details that the event will revolve around.
First, the details of the Event Organiser. The Promoter’s name is included in a Race Event Permit Application. The basic information that concerns this Event Organiser is not left out.
Then, there is the Event details. This covers the type of event to be organised, the title of the event, the location or venue of the event, the date the event starts and the date it ends are also of pivotal importance.
Afterwards, a specific ticking must be made on the entry mode of the participant. While some participants enter the competition through Motorsport Australian Event Entry, some others use their own Entry Forms which is in accordance to the NCR 29.
Medical Response Plans A & B must also be put in place. These plans contain information about the Medical Service and Officials to be present at the event. The plans also cover the Medical Transport Vehicles needed around the perimeters of where the event is being held. Details of nearby hospitals are also included.
Before the Permit can be granted however, a Safety 1st Checklist is pondered upon in accordance to the Motorsport Australia Risk Management Policy. These regulations serve to check on several factors endanger the lives of the race participants (drivers), their teams and fans.
They often border around preliminary requirements such as venue licensing and filling and submission of entry forms. Also, emergency plans, incidents and the reports on such incidents, plans on emergency, suitability of sites, contractors and food, officials, management of traffic, setup of the venue and its consequential tear down.
After all these, the Motorsport Passenger Ride Activity is checked for. It must be made clear whether this will be conducted in the event or not. And lastly, an Application Statement must be signed by the driver and team and their promoter.