PIT LANE SPEED LIMIT
Competitors must not exceed 40mph while driving in the pit lane. Drivers exceeding this may be fines or lose their qualifying times. If the limit is broken during a race, that driver may be ordered to serve a drive-through penality.
The BTCC Safety Car may be sent onto the circuit at any time during a race. All laps completed by the Safety Car period will be counted as racing laps.
No replacement cars are permitted at any race meeting.
Entrants are permitted to use a maximum of four engines during the course of the championship. Any extra engines used will result in deduction of ten points from the entrants Manufacturer/Teams Championship scores for each additional engine. Substitute drivers will use the engine allocation of the driver they replace.
If the race is stopped before the leader has completed two laos it will be delcared null and void. The race may be re-started with competitors taking their original grid positions. If the race is stopped after the leader has completed two laos but before the 75 per cent of the scheduled distance it may be restarted. Competitors will line up on the starting grid for the re-start in the order of their positions when the race was stopped. Race results will be decided by the finishing order at the end of the restarted race only. Competitors not running when the race was stopped may be permitted to rake the restart at the discretion of the BTCC Clerk of the Course, but from the back of the grid. If the race is stopped after the leader has completed 75 per cent of the original distance then the BTCC Clerk of the Course is not obliged to restart it and may declare it a final result.
Competitors will be permitted two reconnaissance laps before forming on the starting grid, if the BTCC Clerk of the Course decides that conditions have deteriorated sufficiently since qualifying. The onus is on competitors to ensure their cars are fitted with a tyre suitable for the track conditions at the time. At the order of the BTCC Clerk, if conditions have deteriorated while competitors and their teams are on the starting grids, they will be permitted to fit treaded, wet weather tyres.
Competitors judged to have made a false start will be offered to serve a drive-through penalty.
Testing outside free practice sessions at race weekends is not permitted during the course of the BTCC. However, Independents Trophy competitors are permitted to test on up to four dates during the season. This must be at circuits' general test sessions and on tyres marked at a previous race meeting. The BTCC Co-ordinator must be notified no later than 48 hours prior to this test. New manufacturers may be permitted up to five additional test dates at non-BTCC circuits at the discretion of the BTCC Administrator.