2019 BingeTokyo Circuit Battle Vehicle Technical & Safety Regulations

Vehicles entering into any BingeTokyo Circuit Battle (BTCB) event must adhere to the regulations of this series as defined within this document; these regulations have been loosely based on universally recognized Time Attack rule packages of various series found around the globe. Regulations are formulated to ensure that all vehicles are properly prepared to a high standard and ensure safety compliance with the series requirements. All points listed will be strictly policed and checked, prior to the starting of each event and any vehicle failing to comply with these regulations will be excluded from the event. The following regulations apply to all BTCB Competitors with specific rules for each class listed separately. 

Any vehicles not conforming may be excluded from any and possibly all BingeTokyo events. If appropriate any/all parts of the regulations may be changed or modified on the BingeTokyo website www.BingeTokyo.jp by the BTCB staff, stewards and technical officials at any time.  Any modifications to regulations made in this way will be clearly marked and reported in the rules section of the BTCB website.

The BTCB rules were drafted in accordance with the BingeTokyo Codes and Regulations. BTCB manages vehicle safety inspection, and in most cases timing and scoring. Your vehicle(s) must meet the basic requirements of the BingeTokyo CCR, found at: BTCB Club Codes & Regulations 2019. As the driver, it is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle will pass inspection. Contact us BEFORE an event should any questions arise. If you arrive and your vehicle is deemed unsafe, it won’t be allowed to run.  BTCB competing vehicles must pass BTCB Tech. No exceptions!

If you are unsure if your vehicle meets the regulation requirements, it is your responsibility to clarify any/all areas or points prior to an event (or of equal importance, before tearing into your car.) Please address any technical questions through the BTCB Race Steward via email to info@bingetokyo.com

I. General Rules (these apply to all production based classes)

A. Chassis/Exterior/Aero

  1. Vehicles must be mass production road going vehicles, constructed by a recognized manufacturer, and currently/previously available as a factory OEM road going passenger vehicle with a government mandated VIN# or equivalent. Tube chassis, open wheel, factory built race cars or club racer cars that may be made street legal are not allowed. (i.e. Radical SR3, Factory 5 818, Ultima GTR, Porsche GT3 Cup)

  2. Tube chassis (or similar carbon composite monocoque) vehicles are not permitted unless part of the OEM structure and is specifically accepted by BTCB staff as a legal vehicle.

  3. The OEM floor pan and shock tower locations must remain intact.

  4. All vehicles must have a silhouette that is largely faithful to the original with the general body shape and outline remaining largely true to the original stock body.

  5. Brake lights must be operational in all classes.

  6. Hypercars not listed above will be assessed on a case by case basis, and will be classed accordingly by BTCB staff. Entrants of these cars should contact the race steward to be classed.

 

B. Engine/Drivetrain/Fuel

  1. Only one internal combustion engine is permitted per vehicle.

  2. Auxiliary Water/Methanol injection is allowed in all classes. The mixture may not be more than 50% Methanol in classes where exotic fuels are not allowed (Enthusiast/Street/Limited).

C. Suspension/Brakes/Tires/Wheels

  1. All tires must be available to fellow BingeTokyo competitors for purchase. If any tires are found to be unavailable through retail sources or are of a false/misadvertised (cheater) compound the competitor will be disqualified.

D. Interior/Roll Cage/Safety/Misc.

  1. A 6-point (or more) roll cage is strongly recommended for all classes.

  2. All cars must run all decals required by the BTCB organizers. This will include doorplate on each side of the car, as well as a windshield banner on either the top or bottom of the windshield and any other locations as specified.

  3. All competing organization’s logos, decals or number plates must be covered up before arriving tech inspection.

  4. Unlimited class vehicles must have a fire extinguisher within drivers reach or onboard fire suppression system. This we strongly recommend all competitors have.

  5. All vehicles must at a minimum meet the safety standards found in the BTCB CCR at Section 3.

  6. All race entries are subject to BTCB approval, and as such the organizers reserve the right to disallow any vehicle or competitor to compete that is considered unsafe, unsportsmanlike, or is not in keeping with the spirit of the rules.

  7. All modifications performed must specifically be allowed within the class and overall rules or it is not allowed. If any questionable discrepancies are found, they must be clarified and allowed in writing by BTCB Staff.

  8. All vehicles must have front and rear tow hooks.

 

E. Format

  1. Each event will consist of one day on track with 4 separate sessions that day. The amount and duration of the sessions may vary slightly from event to event. We will cut HPDE sessions short as necessary to make sure racers get their allotted time to compete.

  2. The first session of events will be reserved for practice only. No times count toward scoring or records in these sessions. All first time BTCB competitors, or first time at the venue must run one practice sessions to qualify. All remaining sessions will count.

 

D. Registration

  1. Cars may only be registered in one class per event.

  2. Cars may only register as one competitor, a single entry.

  3. You cannot register the same car with multiple drivers as multiple entries.

  4. You may have multiple drivers for the same car, registered as a team, a single entry. Only the fastest time will count from the team, as one entry. No additional track time will be given for the additional drivers. Team drivers must be stated at registration before the event starts. All drivers must sign all waivers and forms required to receive driving credentials.

E. Technical & Safety Checks

  1. Each vehicle must be inspected at each event for both safety and classing.

  2. In the event of contact or damage to a vehicle, a Tech Steward or BTCB official must re-inspect the vehicle before allowing it to return to the circuit.

  3. Any contact deemed avoidable or intentional by BTCB Staff will result immediate disqualification of the offender.

  4. Any unregistered drivers that go on track will be fined the amount of the entry fee of the event, the vehicle impounded and the vehicle (including the registered driver and owner) will be disqualified. All instructors and alternate drivers must be signed in and acknowledged by BTCB Staff prior to going on track.

 

F. Timing and Scoring

  1. BTCB Officials or host facility/group will conduct all timing and scoring.

  2. During a BTCB event each and every session with the exception of the Practice/Qualifying Rounds will count toward class standings and record bounties.

  3. All times posted (physical, social media, Race Monitor or otherwise) will be unofficial until BTCB officials have approved and verified times and entries.

G. Technical Inspection & Post Session Impound and protests

  1. After the completion of each session, or while the competing vehicles are returning off track/through pit lane to the paddocks, any BTCB official has the right to ask a vehicle, or vehicles, to proceed to an impound area where the vehicle will be inspected for technical compliance.

  2. Vehicles may only be inspected with a team representative present.

  3. Any competitor placed in a higher class due to a classing infraction may adhere to safety requirements of their original registered class. This ruling will be determined and administered by a BTCB official at BTCB officials’ discretion. Only one exception of this type will be allowed, if the competitor returns without valid safety requirements at a subsequent event, he/she will not be allowed to compete. If the discrepancy is deemed intentional under classing to avoid safety requirements, the competitor will be disqualified and will not be allowed to compete.

  4. All protests must be made immediately after finding the infraction, intentionally waiting until the end of the event to protest a known issue will result in disqualification of the protester. The competitor in question will still be inspected and disqualified if found to be illegal.

  5. Protested and found illegal vehicles will lose current standing up to the point of the protest. The competitor can choose to correct the issue and continue in their original class or be bumped to a class that the vehicle is legal in.

H. Additional Paddock Rules

  1. All Competitors, crew, team and guests must adhere to the conduct guidelines covered in the BTCB CCR Section 2.

  2. In the event of competitor or team member property loss or damage, BingeTokyo, the event organizers and/or promoters and the venue owners and/or operators will not be held responsible for any competitors or their team members’ property throughout the course of the event. It is your own responsibility to ensure you safeguard yourself against any loss. If you do incur such loss you will not make a claim towards in respects of BingeTokyo, the event organizers and/or promoters and the venue owners and/or operators for the loss or losses. No exceptions.

  3. The hot pit wall shall not be blocked by any teams. The pit wall should be available to all competitors to do pit stops mid-session and spectators.

I. BTCB Classes 

1.    Street

2.    Unlimited  

 

I. Street Class:

  1. Street class has 1 rule.

  2. 200TW Tires or higher. Must be available for public sale.

  3. All drivetrain permitted.

     

II. Unlimited Class

  1. Unlimited class has no rules besides the aforementioned rules regarding production vehicles and safety.

Please address any technical questions through the BTCB Race Steward via email to info@bingetokyo.com