SPORTING REGULATIONS 2015/16
CHAPTER 1 – ADMINISTRATION
• Authority & Title
• Applicable Regulations
• Eligible Competitors
• Event Registration
• Series Schedule
• Event Layout
• Paddock Layout
• Series Personnel
• Championship Points System
CHAPTER 2 – SERIES / EVENT FORMAT
• Event Format & Timetable
• Officials Briefings
• Drivers Briefings
• Pit Lane / Pit Paddock
• Qualifying Format
• Judging Criteria – Qualifying
• Changeover Areas
• Judging Criteria – Drift Battles
• Expression Sessions & Extreme Entry Competition
• Judicial Procedures And Offences
• Compliance & Offences
CHAPTER 3 – AWARDS AND POINTSCORE
CHAPTER 4 – TECHNICAL VEHICLE & SAFETY REGULATIONS
• Eligible Vehicles
• Chassis And Body
• Suspension And Steering
• Brakes & Brake Lights
• Wheels And Tyres
• Roll Cages
• Seat Belts / Harnesses
• Replacement Cars
• In-Car Cameras
• Driver Apparel
CHAPTER 5 – MEDIA & COMMERCIAL REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 1 – ADMINISTRATION
1.1 AUTHORITIES AND TITLE
Track Battle Pty Ltd, ABN 15 149 543 680 presents:- Australian Drifting
All Events are conducted under the CAMS Standing Regulations (www.cams.com.au); these Sporting Regulations (as distributed by Australian Drifting Grand Prix);the Australian Drifting Grand Prix Supplementary Regulations and Further Regulations issued by the Promoter; all Supplements, Bulletins, Briefings and Amendments issued from time to time for Events that form part of these Regulations.
The purpose of these Regulations is to ensure that all Events are conducted in a manner which secures and enhances the
safety of participants, officials, nominees and spectators and which allows the events to be competitive and fair.
All Competitors and Drivers and their Team Members must read, understand and comply with these Regulations. As well as
all Supplements, Bulletins, Briefings, Instructions and Amendments issued in writing from time to time by Australian Drifting
Grand Prix and by promoters of individual events, which form part of the Series described herein.
Supplementary Regulations and Entry Form will be made available to all competitors before the event.
1.3.1 Drifting – An activity designed to be undertaken through a series of corners wherein the object of the exercise is to
produce as much yaw rate as possible from the vehicle whilst demonstrating the driver’s ability to control the direction and
speed of the vehicle through a predetermined course.
1.3.2 Judging – A panel of three (3) judges will establish the order of merit of competitors as they traverse the judged area.
Assessment will be made according to car control competence based on the judging criteria
1.3.3 Judges will be appointed as “Judges of Fact” as is appointed by Australian Drifting Grand Prix.
1.3.4 Drift battle or Tandem – A competition where two cars battle against one another and are judged according to the judging criteria for
Drift Battles. Each battle consists of two passes through the judged area, with each car taking a turn to lead.
1.3.5 Judged Area– the portion of the course where judging will take place. Activities occurring outside the judged area will
not be taken into account by the judges. Activities occurring outside the judged area may be taken into account by the
Stewards and Clerk of Course as appropriate.
1.3.6 ADGP National Series is the Top-32 competition at each event that is televised and accumulates points at each round
for the purpose of determining a national drifting champion.
1.4.1 All Competitors must hold a current CAMS L2S licence or higher.
1.4.2 All drivers must be a minimum of 16 years old.
1.4.3 Australian Drifting Grand Prix reserves the right to issue, at an appropriate levy, a License to Compete in the ADGP
1.4.4 The License to Compete, as issued by Australian Drifting Grand Prix constitutes a legal commercial agreement between
the Entrant or Driver and Australian Drifting Grand Prix. An Australian Drifting Grand Prix License to Compete is separate to
any licenses referred to under CAMS regulations.
1.4.5 The number of Australian Drifting Grand Prix licenses issued will be determined by Australian Drifting Grand Prix
1.4.6 An application to compete is only valid if:
126.96.36.199 The competitor meets the rules outlined in the Australian Drifting Grand Prix 2015/16.
188.8.131.52 The competitor has petitioned and meets the requirements set out by the Australian Drifting Grand Prix:
• Previous National or International Drifting achievements.
• Previously achieving a Top 5 Placing within a recognized Australian State Drifting Championship. All petitions must
go via email only to the Competitor Relation Officer firstname.lastname@example.org and will be decided on by the
Australian Drifting Grand Prix Board.
184.108.40.206 All Application Forms have been fully completed in all respects;
220.127.116.11 All requested material and fees accompany the Registration Forms;
18.104.22.168 The appropriate levy / application fee has been paid in full to Australian Drifting Grand Prix.
1.4.7 To retain an Australian Drifting GP License the holder must compete in a minimum of one (1) event per season.
1.4.8 Australian Drifting Grand Prix reserves the right to accept, reject or cancel, at its absolute discretion, any application to
Compete whether valid or not.
1.4.9 Refunds for cancellation or withdrawal of an entrant will not be issued under any circumstance.
1.4.10 A driver will only be officially registered as a recognized License holder once in receipt of written acceptance by Australian
Drifting Grand Prix of their valid registration application. Deposits or receipts for monies paid to Australian Drifting Grand
Prix do not constitute acceptance of registration and binding contract.
1.4.11 Passengers will not be allowed in vehicles except under the following circumstances:
22.214.171.124 If there is no competition component of the activity, and
126.96.36.199 The Clerk of Course must give express permission for passengers in vehicles, taking into account the
experience of the driver and other factors subject to their discretion.
188.8.131.52 All appropriate indemnities in compliance with the “Australian Drifting Grand Prix Passengers in vehicles policy”
are signed prior to the activity.
1.5.1 Australian Drifting Grand Prix will distribute the Regulations and Entry Forms to all Competitors via the Australian
Drifting Grand Prix website competitors portal. (www.australiandriftinggp.com.au)
1.5.2 Competitors must return the fully completed Entry Forms (with fees payable) to Australian Drifting Grand Prix or the
Promoter (which ever stated) by the closing date shown on the Entry Form. All information on the entry form must be filled
out in full or the entry can be denied.
1.5.3 All communication regarding information detailed on the Entry Form, or relative to entry or withdrawal for any Event,
must be in writing by email, directed to Australian Drifting Grand Prix. No other form of communication will be officially
As per advised on website (www.australiandriftinggp.com.au) via Event Pages
1.7.1 Drifting shall be conducted on a sealed surface within the confines of either a Category B circuit or a venue specifically
licensed for the activity by CAMS.
1.7.2 Certain parts of the layout will be designated “no drift zones”. In addition to the change over area, these areas may
include entry/exit areas and other areas at the discretion of the organisers.
1.7.3 The layout of the track is not subject to restriction based on weather conditions – it may be wet or dry depending on
requirements for the event and environmental conditions.
1.8.1 Competitors must strictly comply with all instructions given by Australian Drifting Grand Prix and the promoter of each
event as to garage and paddock allocation and use.
1.8.2 Only (1) transporter / support vehicle per entered vehicle is permitted. It must be parked in the designated support
vehicle area. It must not be parked in the pits.
1.8.3 All trailers must be removed from the paddock area if requested by the event organizers.
1.8.4 Competing vehicles, transporters, and paddock/garage areas must be kept clean and in good order at all times.
1.8.5 The maximum total amount of fuel permitted to be stored any where in the paddock/garage area by any one team,
regardless of the number of cars entered by that team, is 250 litres (not including fuel in vehicle fuel tanks).
1.8.6 Competitors are given two (2) pit passes as part of their entry fee to be used for pit crew. Entrants can also purchase up
to two (2) extra pit passes at a discounted rate which can be found on the entry form.
1.8.7 Pit crew must sign on during the accreditation hours set out in the supplementary regulations. Pit crew who arrive
outside of this will not be granted pit access and will have to purchase a general admission ticket
1.8.8 All pit crew MUST be 18 years of age or older.
1.8.9 Entrants are responsible for the behaviour of their pit crew.
1.9.1 Series Personnel In addition to the officials required by the Australian Drifting Grand Prix Sporting regulations and any
Supplementary and Further Regulations, Australian Drifting Grand Prix may appoint Category Representatives (officials) for
the Series who shall have the authority to monitor compliance with the documents set out in regulation 1.2 and to initiate
184.108.40.206 Stewards will have duties and powers as set by CAMS.
220.127.116.11 Stewards must be appointed by CAMS.
18.104.22.168 Stewards will have no responsibility for the judging of the event.
1.9.3 Clerk of the Course will have duties and responsibilities as set by CAMS.
1.9.4 Scrutineers will have duties and responsibilities as set by CAMS.
1.9.5 The Clerk of Course of each event has the power to refuse any car to compete, which in their opinion is unsuitable for
1.9.6 Observers and Flag Marshals generally will have duties and responsibilities as set by CAMS.
1.9.7 Competitor Relations Officers (CROS) will have duties and responsibilities as set by Australian Drifting Grand Prix.
1.9.8 Australian Drifting Grand Prix Board will have duties and responsibilities as set by Australian Drifting Grand Prix
The Clerk of the Course must ensure all spectators remain in designated areas behind established first lines of protection as
per CAMS circuit operation requirements.
1.11.1 A driver’s qualifying position is used to determine their placing within the bracket they were knocked out of. For
example, a driver who qualifies first and is knocked out in the Top 16 will come 9th.
1.11.2 Championship points will be allocated as per follows
1.11.3 Bonus Points – if outlined in the Supplementary Regulations as an inclusion in the specific championship round the Bonus points added to the awarded championship points are as below:
1ST = 20 Bonus Points
2ND = 10 Bonus Points
3RD = 5 Bonus Points
2.1 EVENT FORMAT AND TIMETABLE
The final program of events for each round of the Series will be determined between the Australian Drifting Grand Prix in
consultation with the Promoter of the event and published in the Supplementary Regulations for each Round.
Officials must also be briefed as to their specific roles. This may be done on a ‘one on one’ basis or in a group briefing. All
officials must sign on at the commencement of officiating activities.
ALL Competitors, or a representative with the written authority of a Competitor must attend the Drivers Briefing and sign the
2.3.1 Failure to sign in for and to attend the entire duration of any compulsory briefing will result in a fine of $500 unless the
Stewards vary or negate this fine. Late attendance (arrival after the briefing has commenced) at any compulsory briefing will
result in a fine of $250 unless the Stewards vary or negate this fine.
2.3.2 Drivers Briefings may include information on the physical layout of the course, including the judged area and the
designated changeover area with precise details in regard to the way in which the event will be conducted.
2.3.3 Drivers Briefings may also include additional information in relation to the application of judging criteria to be used for
the event. The judges are the only persons who may advise competitors and drivers on interpretations on the judging
criteria. This will not be the responsibility of the Clerk of Course or Stewards.
2.3.4 The briefing may also include any other information the Clerk of the Course feels necessary to explain.
2.3.5 The briefing will only be open to the competitor and one (1) spotter/crew member from their team. Additional team
members will be denied access.
2.4.1 Flag signals will be used around the circuit to warn the driver of certain conditions.
The flags that may be used are:
This will be used to warn of a problem ahead. Driver must SLOW DOWN and be ready to stop at start line for
further instruction. Drivers must not continue drifting.
This indicates a severe problem ahead and the driver must cease drifting and prepare to stop immediately. The
event has been stopped.
The session is finished and you are to leave the track.
2.4.2 The Clerk of the Course may advise of additional signal usage, this being advised at a briefing, or by Bulletin or Regulation.
2.5.1 PIT LANE
Pit Lane shall be defined as the area including the fast lane (lane closest to the pit wall), the inner lane (lane closest to
the garages/pit bays), the official’s area, the signaling area and transit areas.
The following must be observed in pit lane:
• 40 kilometer per hour speed limit;
• No pit crew under 18 years of age; and
• The outer lanes must be kept clear at all times.
• Enclosed footwear and long pants must be worn in pit lane
2.5.2 PIT PADDOCK
22.214.171.124 A speed limit of 10 km/h shall apply in the pit paddock area. Failure by any driver to respect this limit may lead to
exclusion from the competition. The imposition of this penalty shall be at the discretion of the Stewards.
126.96.36.199 Axle stands MUST be used to support vehicles at all times whilst raised on a jack.
188.8.131.52 Whilst carrying out refuelling appropriate apparel must be worn and engines MUST be off.
184.108.40.206 With the permission of the Clerk of Course, Pit Lane may be declared part of the Paddock.
220.127.116.11 The Paddock area is a NON smoking zone at all times.
18.104.22.168 Each driver is responsible for their own pit space cleanliness at each event. It must be returned as found at the completion of each event. Free from rubbish, debris and oil spills.
2.6.1 Practice sessions will be held throughout the weekend as per event schedule submitted in the said events
2.6.2 Any practice session may be lengthened or shortened at the discretion of the Clerk of Course.
2.7.1 Qualifying order will, in most cases be determined by a judged qualifying session(s) or run(s).
2.7.2 All competitors perform solo qualifying runs in a designated session. A qualifying run is an opportunity for drivers to
demonstrate their abilities within the style criteria laid down for judging. Judges will view qualifying and rank drivers
according to the set judging criteria.
2.7.3 All drivers a given a qualifying score and ranked for their respective Top-32 Battle Tree
2.7.4 Each driver is to perform two qualifying runs through the judged section with the score from the best run being taken. Both qualifying laps per driver are to be done in succession (Back to Back) unless otherwise stated by the Clerk of Course.
2.7.5 Any qualifying session may be lengthened or shortened at the discretion of the Clerk of Course.
2.7.6 Drivers who miss qualifying their allocated qualifying time slot can not compete in the Top 32 battles.
2.7.7 Driver’s are permitted to use an alternate vehicle as long as it has already been Scrutineered. The decision to use an
alternate vehicle must be made before qualifying. The car used for qualifying must be used for the Top-32 tandem battles. To
use another competitor’s vehicle, that competitor must first retire from the competition.
2.7.8 Once a driver has been approved to compete in the Drift Battles by the Clerk of the Course, the entrant must
immediately advise and prove to Australian Drifting Grand Prix that permission has been granted.
2.7.9 The organizers reserve the right to rank drivers into any qualifying order it chooses. This may for instance be
determined by subjective assessment, performance in previous competitions or current series standings.
2.7.10. Drivers must complete a full lap from start line to finish line under their own power to be classed as a qualifying run.
Solo qualifying runs are scored by the three judges to determine the Top-32 battle tree. A perfect score is 100. Each driver
performs two qualifying runs, with the best run being used. Each judge judges one criteria of line, speed or angle plus overall
impact. At each event the clipping points, clipping zones, entry point and expected speeds will be detailed during the drivers
2.8.1 The amount each judging category is worth can change from track to track depending on what the judges deem the
most important criteria. The outline is below:
22.214.171.124 LINE (30 POINTS)
The line score is based around the clipping points, clipping zones and the desired racing line that the judges outline
during the drivers briefing. The judges also outline how close drivers need to get to these clipping zones to achieve
maximum and minimum points.
126.96.36.199 ANGLE (30 POINTS)
The score for angle is not only based on how much angle the drivers hold during their entry and during the drift, but also
how fast they transition from full angle to full angle when changing direction. It also covers how aggressive they achieve
full angle during an entry.
188.8.131.52 SPEED (10 POINTS)
The speed score is based on two main factors. A drivers entry speed into the course, and their sustained speed
throughout the course. At some tracks the entry speed will be measured to determine up to 50% of the score.
184.108.40.206 OVERALL IMPACT (30 POINTS)
Overall impact can be based on a variety of factors. How aggressive the driver is attacking the course, how close they are
getting to a wall, the amount of full throttle they are using. Essentially overall impact is the wow factor that a driver has
on their qualifying run.
220.127.116.11 EXCESSIVE USE OF HANDBRAKE
The handbrake should generally only be used to make slight adjustments to the cars line during qualifying runs or to
extend the drift.
18.104.22.168 SPINS and STRAIGHTENS
A complete spin will result in a score of zero. Points will be deducted for partial spins and straightens.
22.214.171.124 OFF-TRACK AND CONES
Going “off track” will result in a score of zero. Two (2) wheels off the track or over the track marked white line will be deemed “off-track”. Some layouts will also have off-track cones. These are off the edge of the track, and if hit, will result in a zero.
2.8.3 The number of qualified competitors and/or drivers will determine whether competition starts with a round of 32.
2.9.1 An area of the course, suitably distant from the Judged Area, will be designated as the changeover area in which
competitors will swap positions between Drift Battle runs.
2.9.2 The area will be marked appropriately (eg: by cones on each side of the track) and the location of the changeover area
must be communicated to competitors and drivers prior to the commencement of Drift Battles.
2.9.3 The changeover area is to be a minimum of 35m in length
Once a qualifying order has been established, drivers will enter a series of elimination twin battles. In most cases the first
round of elimination battles will be a “round of 32′ in which for example qualifier 1 competes against qualifier 32, qualifier 2
competes against qualifier 31 and so forth.
During the Top-32 tandem battles, the judge’s emphasis will be on the chase car’s emulation and proximity. The amount of
proximity expected will be based on the speed and layout of the track and will be explained in each drivers briefing.
Drivers in the Top-32 are expected to be good enough to drive the course as the judges have requested, so the lead car
merely has to drive their best qualifying run. Any brake checking or blocking will give the lead car an instant score of zero.
The chase car must emulate the lead car while drifting as close as possible.
The chase car is expected to push into the lead cars inside line but without interfering with the lead car during transitions.
Light contact is permitted as long as it does not affect the line of the lead car or cause structural damage.
In some instances, scando entries will be heavily penalized as they block the chase car during the entry. This will be outlined
in the driver’s briefing.
A complete spin, which can include going off track, will mean a ten/zero (10/0) score against the driver who spun. If the chase car
spins, the lead car must continue to drift the entire course. If the lead car spins due to their own driver error, then the
battle will be scored a tie with a five/five (5/5).
Overtaking is only permitted when the lead car goes off track or runs wide enough to allow the chase car to overtake without
contact or changing line. A straighten, or loss of drift, will be heavily penalized.
Here are the easiest ways to explain who will win:
If the chase car drifts EXACTLY the same as the lead car and is able to move into the inside line of the lead car and apply
pressure throughout the run, they will win. They DO NOT have to drift any better than the lead car, just emulate, even if it’s
shallow or slow.
If the chase car has close proximity but with LESS angle, it shows the chase car cant keep up so the lead car will win. If the
lead car pulls away, regardless of angle, the lead car wins. Why? Because if the lead car drifts fast and shallow, the chase car
must do the same.
Once again, it’s not about who drifts with better line, speed and angle, but about proximity and emulation. We want a show
for the crowd! Be aware that if the lead car is deemed to be drifting with shallow angle intentionally, they will lose the battle.
If the lead car is slow and the chase car has more angle while applying pressure with good proximity, then clearly the chase
2.10.2 LEAD AND CHASE
A drift battle will consist of two judged runs. Each driver takes a turn in leading, with the higher qualifier leading on the first
run. At the conclusion of the first run, the vehicles will swap positions in the designated changeover area.
The three judges keep their own point score out of ten for each run. This is done only to help determine who has advantage
after each run. Each judge nominates a winner or re-run and majority rules.
• Two judges or three judges choose car A, then car “A” wins.
• If two judges or three judges choose a re-run, then the battle is re-run.
• If one judge chooses car A, one judge chooses car B and one judge chooses re-run, then the battle will be re-run.
126.96.36.199 A Re-run will be called if the judging panel can declare the battle as a draw, as definded in 2.10.3. The drift battle will be run again with both drivers again having the opportunity to lead.
188.8.131.52 After the second Re-run a winner must be declared
2.10.5 COLLISIONS, COMPETITION TIME OUTS and VEHICLE REPAIRS
Contact that does not affect the lead cars line or angle will not suffer a point deduction. In the instance that the impact
causes the lead car to spin, the chase car will be penalized and the battle scored ten/zero (10/0). If the lead cars spin’s or looses
the drift and slows down, and a collision is unavoidable, then the chase car will not be at fault.
Because the lead car spun before the impact, then the chase car will win ten/zero (10/0). This is at the judge’s discretion and the
decision is final.
In the case of a collision during battles, the car at fault can use the 5-minute competition time out to fix their car. The car
that is not at fault will be given extra time to make mechanical repairs. The time allowed is at the discretion of event
184.108.40.206 If the damage caused is not repairable, or repairable within the round timetable (i.e. Top-16 or 8 so on), the car
at fault will be disqualified.
220.127.116.11 A Competition Time Out or “5-minute rule” is used so that drivers can perform mechanical repairs in between the runs of a battle. It is for situations where the damage or mechanical problem is the fault of the driver.
18.104.22.168 A Battle is declared active once the driver leaves the pre grid on starters orders. If the driver has a mechanical problem during the warm up or liaison to the start line from the pre grid repairs can not be undertaken.
22.214.171.124 A Competition time out can ONLY be called AFTER the first run of a battle.
The driver must stop at pit exit, or dummy grid, and inform an ADGP staff member, that they wish to request a competition time
out and for what reason.
The staff member will then radio race control to request the time out. The Competition time out will only be granted if it
is for a sufficient reason.
It is NOT to change tyres, check tyre pressures, top up fuel or adjust the tune of a car. It is only to repair mechanical
failures or exterior damage during the run. Once the Competition Time Out is approved, the driver can head to their pit
garage. The 5–minutes begins once the car has entered the pit garage or allocated paddock space.
IF the vehicle does not leave the garage within 5-minutes, the driver is disqualified.
An ADGP Official will be present during the time out to keep time and ensure only the allowed repairs are carried out.
126.96.36.199 Pit crew are NOT permitted to touch the vehicle until it enters the pit garage.
The opposing driver is NOT permitted to exit the track and must wait at the dummy grid or start line, as directed.
188.8.131.52 Each driver can take one (1) competition time out in the Top-32 battles, and one (1) competition time out from the Top-16 onwards. A Competition time out can NOT be used during qualifying.
184.108.40.206 Competition Time Out Regulations only apply for in between battles, not in between rounds.
220.127.116.11 During a tyre change for a re-run, teams are permitted to check fuel and tyre pressures, but not perform any mechanical repairs.
18.104.22.168 If the driver has damage or a mechanical issue pre the commencement of qualifying the driver will be given until the end of the scheduled qualifying time slot or until the second last car has qualified (Which ever comes first) to repair their vehicle.
22.214.171.124 If the driver has damage or a mechanical issue pre the commencement of either a Top 32, Top 16 or Top 8 battle bracket, the driver will be given until the end of the scheduled time slot of that bracket or until the second last battle pair has run (Which ever comes first) to repair their vehicle.
2.10.6 OFF TRACK
For the purpose of judging, “off-track” is classed as two (2) or more wheels off the designated track. Areas of concrete or
asphalt can be deemed off-track under various circumstances. Off-track is classed as a spin and will result in a score
2.10.7 DRAG RACING, CHICANE CONES and START PROCEDURE
Depending on the track layout the lead car maybe required to traverse a Chicane directly after the start line, to prevent “Drag Racing”. By doing so it slows the lead cars take off speed down. The chase car is to leave the start line as normal and must not merge across to initiate until the lead car has passed.
126.96.36.199 Chicane Dimensions
188.8.131.52 Red Flag – If the lead driver fails to traverse the chicane cleanly, i.e. knocks down one or more chicane cones the run will be instantly red flagged. If the run is Red Flagged 3 times the lead driver will receive an instant zero.
184.108.40.206 Jump Start – A jumped or false start will be at the discretion of the judges. Any driver that does not proceed from the line or stops after take off will receive a zero. If the judges class the run as a jumped or false start the run will be instantly red flagged.
220.127.116.11 Stalling – If a driver stalls their vehicle on take off after they have received starters orders, the other driver must continue with the run in order for the stalled driver to receive an instant zero. If both drivers do not leave the line the starting procedure will begin once again.
2.10.8 UNSPORTING BEHAVIOUR
Competitors and drivers demonstrating behaviour that, in the eyes of the judges, provides them with an undue competitive
advantage may be penalised or disqualified from competition. This applies whether the advantage is as a result of
deliberate actions on the part of the competitor or driver, or simply an incident or circumstances that might unjustly
influence the results of competition. This can include brake checking or purposely running a line in conflict with what is
requested by the judges.
18.104.22.168 Cars must run on the same set of tyres for a battle. Cars will be given time to change tyres if a re-run is called.
22.214.171.124 If a competitors vehicle debead’s a tyre during the first part of the battle the competitor is NOT permitted to replace the tyre as per rule 126.96.36.199. Meaning the said competitor will receive an instant “Zero” for the second part of the battle.
Event programs may include Expression Sessions and Extreme Entry competitions in which drivers have the opportunity to
demonstrate their skills in a non-competitive format. The number of; and or spacing between vehicles on the course at any
time will be determined by the Clerk of the Course.
2.12.1 Judicial matters at, or arising from events may be dealt with by the Stewards of the Meeting in the form of an inquiry.
The purpose of this is to have Stewards’ hearings and disciplinary matters conducted and decisions made as promptly as
possible, with minimal disruption to Competitors, drivers and officials.
At the request of the Race Director or the Clerk of Course, or at their own initiative, the Stewards of the Meeting may inquire
into an occurrence at, or arising from a meeting;
188.8.131.52 All relevant persons may be required to attend the inquiry. Notice to attend will normally, but not necessarily, be
in writing and will include the details of the matter under investigation.
184.108.40.206 At the inquiry, before commencing, the Stewards must inform the person, the subject of the inquiry, of the
nature of the matter referred to them or of the alleged dispute or offence and, that as a result of the inquiry, penalties
may be imposed.
220.127.116.11 The inquiry will be conducted as the Stewards determine, subject only to the rules of natural justice. Normally
the calling of witnesses and the majority of questioning of witnesses will be conducted by the Stewards.
18.104.22.168 Competitors or drivers so advised must be made aware of all evidence against them and be given the
opportunity to call evidence, ask questions and make submissions in relation to the matter.
22.214.171.124 Should guilt be established, any submission to be put to the Stewards with regard to penalty would be made, so
as to avoid the necessity for a separate re-convening of the hearing to consider an appropriate penalty.
126.96.36.199 Decisions will normally take effect immediately they are made.
188.8.131.52 Affected Competitors or Drivers will be advised of any decision as soon as practicable after it has been made.
Written decisions will be provided, as soon as practicable after the completion of the inquiry.
184.108.40.206 The Stewards shall have the power, after imposing a penalty, to suspend its operation on such terms as they see
220.127.116.11 In addition to penalties provided in the National Competition Rules, the Stewards may also apply a penalty by
way of a deduction of Series points.
18.104.22.168 All persons affected by or concerned in an inquiry will be bound by the decision or determination of the
Stewards of the Meeting, subject only to rights of appeal pursuant to Part XII of the NCR.
Protests will only be accepted by the Stewards for reasons of vehicle eligibility and regulations. All judging decisions are final
22.214.171.124 Actions contrary to the Regulations, any Supplementary or Further Regulations and or the Code of Conduct, the
directions of officials or any other inappropriate behaviour outside of applicable general CAMS procedures may result in
penalties being applied.
126.96.36.199 The penalty of exclusion from the event and future events may be imposed upon competitors. Other, lesser,
penalties may be imposed such as loss of a qualifying run, percentage of point loss for day, loss of a practice run or
reprimand at the discretion of the Stewards, or where applicable, the Clerk of the Course.
2.12.4 DRIVER BEHAVIOUR
188.8.131.52 All competitors must abide by the current ADGP Code of Conduct as per the license holders agreement.
184.108.40.206 It is the driver’s responsibility to understand the course and the judging criteria.
220.127.116.11 Placing the wheels of the car outside the competition surface is unacceptable and may incur a penalty. Any
competitors who are observed by the Officials of the Meeting to be using the verges of the circuit may be referred to the
Stewards of Meeting. This includes dangerous re-entry to the race circuit. The referral may be made to the Stewards of
the Meeting regardless of whether the use of the circuit verge was advantageous or otherwise.
The Judges may also take this into account with their judging of the run, regardless of whether the matter was referred to the Stewards of the Meeting.
18.104.22.168 Burnouts are prohibited, save for designated areas as defined by the Clerk of Course. The Clerk of Course shall
be the final arbiter in this regard, against whose decision there shall be no appeal.
22.214.171.124 Unsporting Conduct. Competitors and drivers demonstrating behaviour that, in the opinion of the Clerk of
Course, provides them with an undue competitive advantage may be penalized or disqualified from competition.
126.96.36.199 Competitors are reminded that under CAMS regulations, Officials of the Meeting are to be treated with the
utmost respect at all times, and no physical or verbal abuse of Officials will be tolerated. Any complaints received from
Officials of the Meeting along these lines will be referred to the Stewards of the Meeting.
188.8.131.52 The marshalling area is the area where competitors will be assembled for their release to the start zone. Within
this area, competitors are requested to use extreme caution, since Officials will be on foot in this area. Breaking traction,
burnouts, drifting, driving faster than walking pace, and any act or manoeuvre deemed dangerous by the Officials of the
meeting in this area may result in referral to the Stewards of Meeting.
184.108.40.206 A start zone will be designated during the event. Within this zone, competitors are requested to use extreme
caution, since Officials will be on foot in this area. Breaking traction, burnouts, drifting, driving faster than walking pace,
and any act or manoeuvre deemed dangerous by the Officials of the Meeting in this area may result in the competitor
being referred to the Stewards of the Meeting.
220.127.116.11 On occasion it will be required for competition vehicles to transit from one area to another on the circuit. This is
most likely to occur when a session is complete and competitors will be instructed to return the pit area. On these
occasions the starter will signal for the cars to “transport”, the signal will be a red flag.
During a transport segment, no drifting or breaking of traction is allowed. Drivers must be attired as for competition, including helmets. Drivers are required to maintain a speed of no more than 40km/h during a transport segment.
18.104.22.168 Race circuits with a long length between the end of the drifting area and return to the start line may require
faster transit speeds for the purpose of sticking to schedule. This is at the request of the Clerk of Course.
2.13.5 COMPLIANCE AND OFFENCES
22.214.171.124 At all times competitors and their team members must comply with the documents set out in Regulation 1.2. In
addition, competitors must maintain good order and not do anything, which might cause disruption or inconvenience to
the conduct of the event, which may cause the reputation of the sport to be compromised or is prejudicial to the interest
of the Series, Australian Drifting Grand Prix, CAMS, or the Promoter.
126.96.36.199 If a competitor or competitor’s team member breaches or fails to comply with any and all of the Requirements
contained in these Regulations, Australian Drifting Grand Prix may:
Where there is no prescribed disciplinary action or penalty take whatever disciplinary action it considers appropriate
including, without limitation:
• Cancellation of Entry / License to Compete;
• Refusing admission to specified areas of a circuit;
• Revoking Series prizes;
• Requiring the competitor to take reasonable actions to mitigate or compensate for any loss or harm, including loss of reputation;
• Imposing a monetary fine;
188.8.131.52 In any Australian Drifting Grand Prix related matter brought before the CAMS Judicial System, a representative of
Australian Drifting Grand Prix may attend and make any submission, including submissions as to an appropriate penalty.
CHAPTER 3 – AWARDS AND POINTSCORE
All four Rounds will count in determining the ADGP National Series standings.
3.2.1 All results are provisional until the completion of any judicial procedures.
3.2.2 Results distributed by Australian Drifting Grand Prix and marked “final” by the promoter are deemed official and final.
3.2.3 Responsibility lies with the competitor to advise Australian Drifting Grand Prix within one hour of their lodgement of a
protest or any incidents in which they have been involved.
3.2.4 It is the responsibility of CAMS steward to issue official notification to Australian Drifting Grand Prix of any protest, appeals or
inquiry and results thereof in a timely manner.
3.3.1 Round trophies will be presented on track to the drivers who finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd. These drivers are required to
attend the podium and post-race presentations.
3.3.2 Overall championship trophies will be presented at a Gala awards dinner on the evening of the final round in the said
3.4.1 Substitute drivers are not permitted. Entrants are not permitted to on-sell their spot in the event.
4.1.1 The official Scrutiny Session will take place prior to the first official practice session at each event. A relevant team
member must be present with the competing vehicle at the scheduled scrutiny time or risk the competing vehicle not being
Scrutineered in time for the subsequent session. The competitor must ensure that all relevant documentation (Administrative
Checking) is complete and available at the car during this time. Any subsequent checks may be conducted at
the discretion of the Chief Scrutineer.
4.1.2 Neither Australian Drifting Grand Prix, CAMS, nor their nominees will be held responsible or liable to account or
compensate for any delay caused by any form of scrutiny.
4.1.3 On being directed by any authorized official to present the car for additional scrutiny, the competitor must take the car
directly to the nominated place and without making any alterations to the car.
4.1.4 Once a car has been Scrutineered, it must not be removed from the circuit without prior written approval from Australian
Drifting GrandPrix, until the completion of all competition, scrutiny, and judicial matters.
4.2.1 Vehicle eligibility will be at the sole discretion of Australian Drifting Grand Prix and all Automobiles shall of necessity, in
all drifting competitions comply with the CAMS Standing Regulations for Drifting.
4.2.2 Cars participating in the Top-32 tandem battles must run a front and rear bar at all times, unless severe damage
prevents and approval from ADGP has been given.
4.2.3 All vehicles must be, or have been, mass produced and available for purchase from a major manufacturer as an OEM
4.2.4 Cars not available in Australia, but available for commercial sale overseas are permitted but require approval from
4.2.5 Open wheel vehicles, kit cars, clubman cars and full-tube purpose built racecars, as determined by the event staff, are
4.2.6 All vehicles must be rear-wheel-drive and must have 4 wheels with the steering acting on the front wheels only.
4.2.7 Vehicles are limited to one engine, which must be in the factory front, mid or rear position.
4.3.1 The body must resemble the OEM manufactures look and feel, it must be clean and free from damage.
4.3.2 The original uni-body must remain intact between the factory suspension strut tops. See example:
4.3.3 Any modifications to the chassis rails forward or rearward of the strut-tops must be approved by event staff.
Modifications to the guards and panel work for tube frame assemblies is free.
4.3.4 The original roofline must remain intact. Fitment of a carbon-fibre or lightweight roof skin is permitted.
4.3.5 The boot floor can be cut-out and removed to allow fitment of an aftermarket fuel cell and/or lightweight boot floor panel.
4.3.6 Tubbing of the front guards is permitted.
4.3.7 Tubbing of the rear guards is not-permitted, however, wide-body guards or “over-fenders” are permitted as are rolling
of the rear guards. New inner guards can be made as long as they do not protrude further inside the body than the stock arch.
4.3.8 Seam/stitch/spot welding of the chassis is permitted
4.3.9 The gearbox tunnel, and the firewall area surrounding it, can be modified to allow fitment of an upgraded gearbox and
allow faster removal and installation. Any new material added must be of same thickness and strength as factory. All
gearbox tunnel modifications must be approved by event staff. Where the firewall joins to the bottom of the windscreen area
and inner guards can not be moved.
4.3.10 Weld-in roll cages are mandatory see 4.9
4.3.11 Removal of the factory door side intrusion bars and or lightweight doors are permitted. Inner trim panels; factory and
or aftermarket must remain.
4.3.12 Lexan windows are permitted to be used except for the front windscreen, which must be the factory glass. Lexan
windows must be installed and secured correctly.
4.3.13 Custom bumper re-enforcement bars or “bash bars” are permitted but must remain inside the external bodywork.
4.3.14 Aero modifications are open as long as protruding bodywork is deemed to not be dangerous to other vehicles or event
crew in the pit area.
4.3.15 The fitment of flat floors is prohibited, however, the floor can be replaced by material of equal or greater thickness to
help with structural re-enforcement.
4.3.16 Bonnets can be modified to reduce weight and/or lightweight replacement can be fitted as long as the structural
strength is not deemed unsatisfactory.
4.3.17 Open venting in bonnets is permitted, however no more than 20% of the factory bonnet surface area can be removed.
4.3.18 Only air filters and no moving parts can protrude through the bonnet, they can be no higher than 200mm from the
bonnet line. Cam covers are acceptable.
4.4.1 Cars must use an OEM suspension layout.
4.4.2 Installation of a sub-frame and or suspension set-up from another mass produced vehicle is permitted, however it must be pre approved by ADGP Technical Staff and declared in writing on the vehicle entry form.
Some examples of pre-approved suspension conversions are:
• S13 McPherson Strut front layout into the front of a Skyline
• S13 rear sub-frame and suspension into a KE70 Corolla
• R32 GT-R rear sub-frame into S13 Silvia
4.4.3 Replacement front sub-frames can be used as long as they still bolt to the factory position on the chassis rail and the
suspension pick up points are within the 30mm allowed area of movement. They are to be installed only for the purpose to
make more space available and or save weight.
4.4.4 Rear sub-frames can be modified as long as the layout design remains standard. The bushes can be replaced and or
offset. The subframe can be modified to allow it to be raised or lowered.
4.4.5 Fitment of a 4-link rear suspension is permitted in cars using a live rear axle and must be approved by event staff.
4.4.6 Rear suspension turrets can be added or raised in height to house the rear shock absorber/strut assembly for strength or suspension travel as long as they don’t change axis the height is unrestricted (e.g.: they must not move inboard or outboard from OE only directly upward).
4.4.7 Replacement adjustable suspension arms are open. Additional arms over factory are not permitted.
4.4.8 The factory suspension arm pick up points are allowed to be moved up to 30mm from the OE location as long as it still allows the fitment of
a factory or replacement adjustable suspension arm as per 4.4.7.
4.4.9 Knuckles may be modified openly as long as the strength is not deemed to be compromised.
4.4.10 Replacement bushes and or rose joints are open.
4.4.11 An OEM steering system must be used but the internals can be replaced with a quick rack. Steering racks can be
changed between makes and models.
4.4.12 Power steering systems are free, hydraulic or electric.
4.5.1 Brake modifications are open
4.5.2 Use of dual callipers is only permitted on the rear.
4.5.3 All factory fitted brake lights must remain and work.
4.5.4 Additional top mounted front windscreen and rear window brake lights are mandatory. They must be mounted where
the roofline meets either window respectively and be centered. They must be visible from the front/rear and top. They must
be wired into the existing brake light circuit.
4.6.1 Wheel size is open but must not protrude beyond the bodywork far enough to be deemed dangerous.
4.6.2 Front tyres are restricted to a minimum UTQG tread-wear rating of 140.
4.6.3 Rear tyres are restricted to a minimum UTQG tread-wear rating of 200.
4.6.4 Front and rear tyres must be treaded and of radial construction as well as D.O.T. and ADR approved
4.6.5 Tyres must be commercially available in Australia
4.6.6 Cars with a factory weight of 1100kg and under are limited to a maximum tyre width of 235mm.
4.6.7 Cars with a factory weight of between 1100kg and 1600kg are limited to a maximum tyre width of 265mm.
4.6.8 Cars with a factory weight between 1600kg and 1700kg are limited to a maximum tyre width of 275mm
4.6.9 Cars with a factory weight of over 1700kg are limited to a maximum tyre width of 295mm
4.6.10 Event staff reserve the right to conduct spot inspections of tyre size and rating. Cars found in contradiction to the rules
are instantly disqualified from the event and ineligible for any points or winnings.
4.6.11 Event staff reserve the right to determine the factory weight of a vehicle under contestation.
4.6.12 Re-treaded tyres are not permitted
4.6.13 Removal of tread is not permitted
4.6.14 Additives to a tyre is not permitted
4.7.1 Engine conversions are open however the engine must be readily available to any competitor as an off the shelf product.
4.7.2 Direct replacement blocks are permitted such as LSX block and billet SR20 blocks. They must be a straight swap engine block.
4.7.3 Engine internals are free but details must be declared on entry form.
4.7.4 Engine induction system upgrades are free but must be declared on entry form.
4.7.5 The engine, not including ancillaries, must sit within the original confinements of the engine bay. Meaning engines can moved back from the OE centreline, as long as they do not go further back than the original firewall.
4.7.6 The firewall is only permitted to be modified to allow for fitment of engine ancillaries, not for clearance of the block or cylinder head.
4.7.7 Engine Mountings are free.
4.8.1 Exhaust systems must finish outside the perimeter of the vehicles body work. No exhaust system is to finish half way under the
4.8.2 Cars must run an exhaust system where the primary outlet exits either;
• At the rear of the car, or,
• Side pipes must exit behind the B pillar
4.8.3 No exhaust system can be higher than 400mm from ground level.
4.8.4 No exhaust system can protrude further than 100mm from the perimeter of the body work.
4.8.5 External waste gate “screamer” pipes are permitted. They must exit downwards and can be no lower than the exhaust
4.8.6 All vehicles noise emitted MUST NOT exceed 95dB.
4.9.1 All vehicles must use a manual transmission with foot operated clutch.
4.9.2 Aftermarket gear sets are permitted.
4.9.3 OEM gearbox upgrades are permitted.
4.9.4 Bell-housing modifications are permitted but must be inspected and approved by event staff.
4.9.5 Aftermarket performance gearboxes are permitted but must be approved by event staff. Number of forward gears are free.
4.9.6 Custom one-piece tail-shafts or torque tubes are permitted.
4.9.7 All non-OEM tail-shafts must be inspected and approved by event staff.
4.9.8 Differentials must be available as a part from a major manufacturer.
4.9.9 Diff centre modifications are open.
4.9.10 Quick change differentials or trans axle systems are permitted as long as they sit within the factory centreline. Modifications to the rear sub-frame are allowed to achieve this. This does not exclude clause 4.4.8.
4.9.11 Driveshaft modifications are open.
4.10.1 Only commercially available petroleum fuels are permitted, including ethanol blends such as E85.
4.10.2 Alcohol based fuels including pure ethanol, methanol and nitro methane are not permitted.
4.10.3 All fuel system components MUST be sealed from passenger compartment.
4.10.4 Bladder style anti explosion fuel cells are accepted.
4.10.5 Aftermarket fuel lines must be firmly secured to the vehicle and declared safe by event staff.
4.10.6 Fuel lines can be run within the cabin if constructed of steel braided or aluminium hard line that is designed to carry
the correct fuel type.
4.10.7 Any fuel line passing through the cabin, MUST have NO connections within the cabin area, except for, at the front and
rear bulkheads. If there is no bulkhead fitting, a grommet MUST be used where the line passes through the hole.
A 6-point weld in Roll cage with double (twin) side intrusion bars is mandatory. See example pictured:
Roll Cage Material must be:
184.108.40.206 Cold drawn seamless (CDS) or cold drawn welded (CDW) unalloyed carbon steel
220.127.116.11 Minimum tensile strength 350 N/mm2
18.104.22.168 Minimum Dimensions
22.214.171.124.1 Main Hoop: Metric: 44.45mm x 2.5mm or 50 x 2.0mm / Imperial: 1.75” x 0.095” or 2.0” x 0.083”
126.96.36.199.2 Other parts of the safety cage: Metric: 38mm x 2.5mm or 40mm x 2.0mm / Imperial: 1.5” x 0.095” or 1.6”
4.11.2 MAIN HOOP
The main roll hoop (behind the driver) shall extend the full width of the driver/passenger compartment and shall be as near
the roof as possible with a maximum of 4 bends, it must be vertical with a maximum angle of ± 10degrees.
4.11.3 MOUNTING PLATES
188.8.131.52 Minimum Mounting plates
• One for each pillar of the front roll bar;
• One for each pillar of the main roll bar;
• One for each backstay.
184.108.40.206 Each mounting point shall include a mounting foot consisting of a plate at least 3mm thick with a minimum of
120cm2 area which is welded to the body shell.
4.11.4 SIDE INTRUSION
All cars shall have a minimum of two (2) door bars across each front door opening.
The door bars may run parallel, or in the shape of an “X”. If the two door bars do not intersect as they do when forming an
“X”, then a minimum of two vertical tube sections shall connect the upper and lower door bars. The side protection needs to
be as high as possible, minimum height of the upper bar must be half height of the door itself.
Forward braces and portions of the main hoop subject to contact by the occupant’s helmet and or body part (as seated
normally and restrained by seatbelt/harness) shall be padded with non-resilient material.
4.12.1 A minimum of a four (4) point harnesses is required for ALL competitors.
See table below:
4.12.2 Harnesses must be worn at all times whilst the vehicle is in motion both on and off the competition surface.
4.12.3 Safety harnesses or seat belts must be complete units sourced from a recognized manufacturer. It is not permitted to
mix parts of seat belts/harnesses of different types or manufacturers. Safety harnesses or seat belts must be fitted and worn
in accordance with any manufacturer’s instructions or limitations.
The safety harness or seat belt must be securely mounted on at least 4 points.
220.127.116.11 On cars derived from series production vehicles such mountings shall be positioned to provide compliance with the
prescriptions shown in Drawings below:
18.104.22.168 If the two shoulder straps join prior to a common mounting point then that junction shall be at least 150mm behind
the wearer’s neck.
22.214.171.124 In all cases of mounting the following must be observed:
126.96.36.199.1 On series production cars, some or all of the original seat belt mounting points may be satisfactory.
188.8.131.52.2 Where the original mounting points are not used, additional floor mounting points must be reinforced
with a 3mm steel plate of at least 75mm x 50mm on the underside of the body.
184.108.40.206.3 Full harness rear mounting points must be to a substantial part of the vehicles structure, reinforced as for
floor mounts above, or to the roll cage.
220.127.116.11 Harnesses MUST be fitted correctly to the roll cage. See correct fitment in image below:
Safety harnesses or seat belts of cars involved in any accident must be inspected by a scrutineer at the relevant meeting. If
appropriate, the vehicle log book shall be endorsed with a requirement that the belts be replaced. The scrutineer at the car’s
next meeting must satisfy himself
4.13.1 Replacement cars are permitted with the approval of Australian Drifting Grand Prix. Such approval may only be given
prior to qualifying and if the car is scrutineered within the allocated time.
4.13.2 A driver may only drive the car in which they are entered without limitation to 14.3.1. Refer to section 3.5 for
information about Substitute Drivers.
4.14.1 Australian Drifting Grand Prix media partners have the sole right to fit on board cameras at the discretion of
Australian Drifting Grand Prix.
4.14.2 All cameras in relation to 4.14.1 must be installed by Australian Drifting Grand Prix media partners staff.
4.14.3 It is mandatory to allow the cameras as per 4.14.1 to be installed if required.
4.14.4 Competitors may carry their own in-car cameras with the approval of the Chief Scrutineer. The Chief Scrutineer may
require the competitor to demonstrate that the camera and accessories are mounted to withstand an acceleration of 25g.
4.14.5 Australian Drifting Grand Prix will retain any and all commercial rights of footage, including its use for broadcasting
and / or DVD production. Competitors are not permitted to use on-board footage in a product for commercial gain.
Competitors must supply, when requested, a full copy of footage within 1 hour of the completion of the event.
4.14.6 In the case that footage is supplied to the Australian Drifting Grand Prix by a competitor on request, Australian Drifting
Grand Prix is under no obligation to pay the competitor for footage supplied or to return the media used (e.g. tapes)
4.14.7 Australian Drifting Grand Prix is under no obligation to use the in-car footage supplied by a competitor.
It is compulsory in all drifting competitions, that drivers must wear a, of a standard design, construction and fitting helmet
approved by FIA, or CAMS.
18.104.22.168 Helmets bearing any of the following marks are approved for use in racing, speed and drifting events, special
stage rallies and other events where helmets are required.
• AS1698 Australian standard
• Snell SA95, SA2000, SA2005 USA standard
• SFI Spec 31.1, 31.2, 31.1A, 31.2A USA standard
• USA standard E22 (with 03, 04 or 05 amendments)
• European standard BS 6658-85 Type A and A/FR (incl. amendments)
• British standard 8860-2004 FIA standard
22.214.171.124 No helmet may be modified from its specification as manufactured except in compliance with instructions
approved by the manufacturer and one of the standards organizations listed above, which certified the model
concerned. Any other modification will render the helmet unacceptable for the requirements of this regulation.
126.96.36.199 The FIA has advised that communication systems in helmets must have been tested with that model of helmet
for standard assessment. Any subsequent additions or modifications to facilitate communication or breathing devices
may invalidate helmet certification.
188.8.131.52 Decoration of helmets is potentially dangerous, and competitors are warned of the hazard of using paint on
Paint, stickers and transfers, or surface treatments can react with helmet shell material and affect its protective capacity,
therefore, where a manufacturer provides guidelines or restrictions on the painting or decoration of helmets, these must
be followed, using only paint or surface treatment specified by them (eg, air drying acrylic, polyurethane enamel or
others) and preferably a painter having their approval.
This is particularly important for injection moulded shells, which are not usually suitable for painting.
The shell being painted should be efficiently masked as paint penetrating the interior can affect the performance of the
helmet liner. Paints requiring heat curing should not be used and any process should not exceed the maximum
temperature of conditioning of the helmet in the standard to which it is approved.
The manufacturer’s instructions should also be consulted for any considerations on the use of stickers and transfers.
184.108.40.206 Drivers are cautioned against using helmets, which have been damaged or involved in accidents.
220.127.116.11 Drivers using an open face helmet must drive with all non-fixed windows in the up position.
18.104.22.168 Goggles or visors must be worn by drivers of open cars. Those with glass lenses of any kind are not acceptable.
Lenses shall be of a plastic material, with high-impact resistance, satisfactory optical qualities and complying with
Australian Standard Specification AS 1609-1981, BS4110Z or equivalent international standard.
NOTE: Goggles must be configured so as to minimise the entry of dust into the eye from any angle, and be positively
retained by an elastic strap behind the head or helmet. Conventional style glasses are not acceptable.
22.214.171.124 Drivers must wear a one piece race suit while driving and in pit lane. It must cover from ankles to neck to wrists.
Suits of flammable synthetic material, such as nylon are not acceptable.
126.96.36.199.1 Badges and embroidery: The attachment of badges and use of embroidery on competitors overalls can
have a detrimental effect on the protection afforded by the garment.
188.8.131.52.2 Badges: For apparel complying to the FIA 8856- 2000 Standard, it is mandatory that all badges attached to
the garment have a flame-resistant backing, and be attached only with flame-resistant thread to the outer layer of
the garment only. For all garments the number and size of badges should be kept to the minimum required to meet
commercial and regulatory obligations.
184.108.40.206.3 Embroidery: For apparel complying with the FIA 8856-2000 Standard, it is mandatory that all embroidery
be done using flame-resistant thread. Embroidery is only permitted to the outer layer of the garment. This is strongly
recommended for all apparel.
Note: All competitors are advised that the use of apparel to the FIA 8856-2000 standard may be introduced
progressively at some future time. Competitors are advised to take this into consideration when making purchases
220.127.116.11 No driver shall participate in any competition unless wearing suitable and appropriate closed footwear.
Prohibited are, for example, thongs, Roman sandals and high-heeled shoes.
18.104.22.168 Drivers shall continue to comply with these requirements until such time as they leave their automobiles.
22.214.171.124 Gloves that cover and protect the hands and wrists (including the fingers) are mandatory.
4.16.1 An approved 4-point harness as a minimum is required for any passengers
4.16.2 All cars must have a tagged and in date fire extinguisher on board within reach of the driver and firmly secured.
4.16.3 Cars must have a firmly secured dashboard.
4.16.4 The car battery must be firmly held in place with a secure bracket. If inside the cabin or a boot that contains a fuel system, the battery must be
covered by a battery box with a lid.
4.16.5 An externally visible BLUE 150x150x150 triangle must be placed on the body work indicating the location of the battery.
4.16.6 Brake lights and some form of forward facing lights must be operational.
4.16.7 Windscreen wipers must be operational.
4.16.8 Brake, clutch and power steering reservoirs must have a liquid absorbing cover.
4.16.9 Cars must have two bonnet restraints. In the case of an OEM bonnet, the factory secondary locking mechanism is
4.16.10 All cars must have a minimum (1) front and (1) rear permanently installed external towing apparatus (eyelet or strap)
with a minimum hole diameter of 50mm.
4.16.11 Towing apparatus must be contrasting colour to the body work and directional “TOW” signage must be place on the
body work indicating it’s location.
4.16.12 All vehicle seating must be fixed back and conform to FIA standard.
4.16.13 Sufficient radiator overflow bottle with appropriate plumbing is required.
4.16.14 If the engine is fitted with any crankcase breather discharging to the atmosphere, each breather must be vented into
an oil catch tank Minimum capacity of two litres for engines up to 2000cc or three litres for over 2000cc.
4.16.15 Dual accelerator return springs are mandatory.
4.16.16 Fluid containers filled with HOT LIQUID of over 500ml must be completely covered if within the cabin area, this includes Dry Sump tanks or ACCU-SUMP accumulators.
4.16.17 Nitrous oxide systems are permitted. Further regulations can be found here: NOS
CHAPTER 5 – MEDIA & COMMERCIAL REQUIREMENTS
Only the Series sponsor(s) and Australian Drifting Grand Prix approved personnel are permitted on the podium area.
5.1.1 When requested by Australian Drifting Grand Prix, drivers are required to wear promotional products provided by
Australian Drifting Grand Prix for the duration of the ceremony.
Each team must display promotional material provided by Australian Drifting Grand Prix, in and around their
paddock/garage area as specified by Australian Drifting Grand Prix.
5.2.1 During an event, individual teams are responsible for all promotional material provided to them by Australian Drifting
Grand Prix, as a result individual teams will be held liable for the replacement of all lost or damaged material.
5.3.1 Drivers must be available to take part in the following activities when requested;
• Prize giving ceremonies
• Media conferences
• Radio and Television interviews
• Pre-event promotions
• Autograph sessions
5.3.2 Unless otherwise advised, Drivers must wear either their race suit, done up at the neck, or their team uniform at all
times during the competition as per License Holders Code of Conduct.
5.3.3 When requested by Australian Drifting Grand Prix, drivers are required to wear promotional products provided by
Australian Drifting Grand Prix during these sessions.
5.4.1 WINDSCREEN BANNERS/STRIPS
All competing vehicles must display the windscreen strips provided by Australian Drifting Grand Prix within the upper most
portions of the front and rear windscreens.
126.96.36.199 Windscreen banners may not be modified in any way. No additional stickers or logos may be adhered to the
windscreen banners supplied by Australian Drifting Grand Prix.
188.8.131.52 No additional windscreen signage will be allowed at the top of the windscreen (i.e. immediately above or below
the windscreen banners supplied by Australian Drifting Grand Prix).
184.108.40.206 Additional windscreen signage may only be applied to the lower area of the windscreen with the approval of
Australian Drifting Grand Prix.
5.4.2 COMPETITION NUMBERS
All vehicles must use the race number as advised by the organizer.
220.127.116.11 It must be clearly visible from a distance, i.e. no other signage must detract from this number.
18.104.22.168 No additional numbers are to be displayed on the vehicle during competition without prior written permission
from Australian Drifting Grand Prix.
22.214.171.124.1 Windscreen – located on the passenger side of the front windscreen of the vehicle under the supplied window banner. The competition number must be displayed straight and upright. i.e. not on an angle.
126.96.36.199.2 Door Sticker – must display the door sticker provided by Australian Drifting Grand Prix. Door stickers may not be
modified in any way. No additional stickers or logos may be adhered to the door sticker supplied by Australian Drifting Grand Prix.
Size 610mm wide x 85mm high
5.4.3 ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE
All competition vehicles must display front and rear number plate stickers if supplied by Australian Drifting Grand Prix, to be
displayed in its original location.
All competition vehicles MUST have a race car style livery. Graphics and sponsorship signage is a requirement, plain vehicles
are not acceptable.
5.5.1 All signage on vehicles, driving suits, team uniforms, promotional material must comply with the requirements depicted
on the Vehicle ID Sheet.
5.5.2 Australian Drifting Grand Prix and/or the Stewards of the Meeting reserve the right to censor and request the removal
or alteration of any advertising deemed to be unsuitable.
5.5.3 All Series logos, trademarks, livery, sound and visual footage, writings and all other representations of any kind remain
the property of Australian Drifting Grand Prix and/or its partners. Competitors and their team members, sponsors, agents
and contractors must not use or permit the use of the above items without the prior written permission of Australian Drifting
5.5.4 Competitors and their team members, sponsors, agents and contractors authorise Australian Drifting Grand Prix to
use and license the use of images of drivers, vehicles and team members and associated images, logos, statistics and other
information in marketing and further promoting of the Category, the Series and future Series.
5.6.1 No repositioning or modification (including trimming) of the prescribed vehicle signage is allowed without
Australian Drifting Grand Prix’s prior consent or the vehicle will be rejected at scrutineering.
5.6.2 Any vehicle that fails to display the required signage as specified may be excluded from the competition.
5.6.3 Damage and/or removal of mandatory event signage and/or advertising shall be replaced and/or repaired at the
competitors cost to original issued requirements.