The MSA has issued a clarification of red flag procedures in Circuit Racing. This clarification, shown as red additions, is as follows:
(Q)5.4.2. Any race stopped after the leader has completed more than two laps but less than 75% of its duration will be considered as the first part of a two part race. Cars will be restarted from a grid set out in the finishing order, which shall be based upon the order of crossing the finish line at one lap less than at the time of first showing the Red Flag. Only cars which are proceeding under their own power, in accordance with 15.1.(j), at the showing of the Red Flag will be classified. The result will be the order of finishing at the end of the restarted race, unless Championship Regulations specify otherwise. The result will list all competitors who took the start in the race even if they did not take part in the restarted race and will use the first part for purposes of establishing lap records and point scoring where applicable. Any issues for any class in a Championship will be determined from the initial grid not the grid for the restarted race.
(Q)5.4.3. Any race stopped after the leader has completed 75% of its duration may be considered to have finished, unless the Clerk of the Course, in consultation with the Stewards of the Meeting, deems it appropriate to restart the race. If not restarted the result will be based on the order of crossing the finish line at one lap less than at the time of the first showing of the Red Flag. Only cars which are proceeding under their own power, in accordance with 15.1.(j), at the showing of the Red Flag will be classified. If run as a two part race 5.4.2 will apply.
Date of implementation: immediate
Reason: Clarification. Required following National Court decision.
This communication is for general release and is authorised to hold regulatory value.
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