Rule changes 2002-07-08

More changes in regulations for the Bankfin Off-Road Championship are in the pipeline. The new regulations include the freeing up of chassis construction in Class T and the fitting of restrictors in Classes T and D in the Production Vehicle ...

More changes in regulations for the Bankfin Off-Road Championship are in the pipeline.

The new regulations include the freeing up of chassis construction in Class T and the fitting of restrictors in Classes T and D in the Production Vehicle category. However, according to MSA Off-Road Car Racing Commission technical director Dick Sorenson, the mooted changes will not come into force until after the O'Hagan's / Kopanong Hotel 500 on July 26 and 27.

"Current regulations regarding chassis construction in Class T are loosely worded, and we are looking at clarifying certain issues," Sorenson said. "At the moment there are still some grey areas which need to be discussed with manufacturers.

"Any mooted changes have been put on hold until this has been done."

Sorenson added that plans for the introduction of restrictors in Classes T and D had also been put on hold until after the O'Hagan's / Kopanong Hotel 500. "A number of privateers have asked for clarification of technical issues relating to the introduction of restrictors," said Sorenson.

"Once again we will hold off on final decisions until the technical committee has had further discussions with privateers and manufacturers. Arriving at fair and equitable solutions that also contain costs is not a matter that you can resolve overnight."

The O'Hagan's / Kopanong Hotel 500 marks the halfway point in the current season. Some tight championship battles have developed in both the Production Vehicle and Special Vehicle categories, and the North West Province event could make or break a couple of Bankfin Off-Road Championship challenges.

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