THE SBD MSUK HSA BRITISH SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS
The 2023 SBD Motorsport UK British Sprint Championship Regulations can be downloaded here:
The SBD Motorsport UK HSA British Sprint Championship, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2020, will be run in 2023 with 21 events across the UK and comprising 42 scoring rounds. The British and National championship titles are the most prestigious in UK motor sport and the British Sprint Championship is the premier Championship in the discipline of sprinting and it will continue to be sponsored by SBD Motorsport Ltd.
For 2023 the Championship now includes a double header at Snetterton and makes two (double header) visits to both Anglesy and Blyton Park.
In order to compete in the 2023 British Sprint Championship, drivers and entrant/drivers must hold RS National or above competition licences and must be paid up members of the Hillclimb and Sprint Association. In addition, they must be registered for the Championship.Once a permit has been issued and final regs have been published you will be able to register for the 2023 SBD Motorsport UK HSA British Sprint Championship by filling out the registration form and sending with a cheque for £90, payable to the Hillclimb and Sprint Association Ltd, to the address noted on the entry form. Please ensure that your HSA membership is up to date or that your membership application has been submitted before registering for the Championship.
Alternatively you can register on-line here and pay through PayPal using either your PayPal account or with your credit card.
If you are paying by Paypal please remember to wait after you have clicked on 'Pay Now' until Paypal retuns you to the HSA web site and your registration number and details are displayed on screen. You will then be sent a confirmation email and your details will appear in the list of competitors.
The 2023 SBD Motorsport UK HSA British Sprint Speed Championship entry form can be downloaded here:
British Sprint entry form
If you have difficulty in reading or printing these documents please contact the Championship co-ordinator. Details on the contacts page.
Each ‘Run Off’ (two per event) will be a separate scoring round of the championship and points will be awarded to qualifiers down to 25th place.
With a number of events, particularly Sprints, now offering three, four or more timed runs (T1, T2, T3, T4 etc.) the format of runs is:
- 2 timed runs. When two timed runs are offered then T1 and T2 will be qualifications for the two Run Offs which will be held after all timed runs have finished.
- 3 timed runs. When three timed runs are offered then T1 will be the qualification for the first Run Off which will take place within T2. The 12 qualifiers will score based on their times set in T2. T3 will be the qualification for the second Run Off which will take place after all timed runs have finished.
- 4 or more timed runs. When four or more timed runs are offered then T1 will be the qualification for the first Run Off which will take place within T2. The 12 qualifiers will score based on their times set in T2. Similarly qualification for the second Run Off will take place in T3 and the 12 qualifiers will score based on their times set in T4.
Competitors who do not qualify for either Run Off take their timed runs as usual.
Points are awarded, in order of qualification, from 25 to the fastest qualifier down to 1 for the 25th qualifier. Then before each Run Off the 12 fastest contestants’ points are adjusted to 13. Upon the conclusion of the Run Off, points are added on the basis of 12 to the fastest performer down to 1 to the 12th fastest to the 13 already acquired above. Should the Run Off fail to take place then the Top 12 competitors points will be reinstated.
With more rounds in the championship, scoring will be the best 20 of 34 – reduced on a sliding scale if the total number of rounds goes down in the event of cancellations occurring.
Bonus points. A single bonus point is available to a competitor who breaks a class record during qualification and Run Off runs and is the new Class record holder at the conclusion of these runs.
The Foundation Cup (for competitors who haven’t finished in the Top 12 overall and excluding competitors in Racing and Libre cars over 2000cc) will continue. Points will be awarded to the fastest twelve competitors based on their best and second best times in the timed runs.
The Britannia, Saxon and Celtic trophies will continue and be scored from each competitor’s best two timed runs as a percentage of the appropriate class record.