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Do the raceways or karting associations have any rules against communications devices between driver and pit crew etc?

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I understand its against the rules to have any radio communications [ outside assistance] but pit signals via boards are ok [ in endurance racing they are] I think?

 

I believe Prokart endurance racing allows radio comms??? AKA doesn't.



Paul Hewitt said:

I understand its against the rules to have any radio communications [ outside assistance] but pit signals via boards are ok [ in endurance racing they are] I think?

 

I believe Prokart endurance racing allows radio comms??? AKA doesn't.

 

I don't thin it would be a good idea as its another distraction to the driver having someone in your ear telling you something at the wrong time, plus its an avenue for more expense to the sport, once someone has one EVERYONE will believe you MUST have comms and away we go more expense!!!

You are allowed communication decives between driver and pit crew in Practise but not in racing..its all their in the rule book.
Can you direct me to the rule # Craig?

Craig Matthews said:
You are allowed communication decives between driver and pit crew in Practise but not in racing..its all their in the rule book.

Hi Damien,

 

I can see a use in endurance races, ie advising pitcrew of potential on kart problems to fix when they stop etc, advising position etc, discuss tactics on the run etc.

 

Don't see much use in sprint racing though as what would you be saying over the radio that would be of any immediate use? I mean you need full on concentration all the time not being distracted by a radio in your ear and most likely not hear clearly whats being said.

 

I use a radio at our enduro to talk to safety kart driver, its only from me to him, and he doesn't talk back as all you hear is outside noise and he has to take his hand off the wheel to press his button , [ vox doesn't work as engine noise just keeps his end open and I can talk to him]

 

some I have seen use a field signal to communicate basic instructions.

 

Enduros no problem with, sprint can't see the real benefit.

Damian Cane said:

Yes Pro kart do allow comunications for kart and pit crew. Theya re simple 2 way UHF radios. Auskart also allows Comunications as well.

I think both have the same previso's that the radio cant transmit data.

They are not to much to buy at all, and actually are very usefull, as teams can see accidents well before the driver will and so can alert a adriver to an accident, to mention one benifit to them.


Paul Hewitt said:

I understand its against the rules to have any radio communications [ outside assistance] but pit signals via boards are ok [ in endurance racing they are] I think?

 

I believe Prokart endurance racing allows radio comms??? AKA doesn't.

Hi Gary,


25.16 Communication and Telemetry:


(a) Radio communication, mobile phones and telemetry aids with the exception of official timing

equipment are not permitted to be used by drivers during competition.

Cheers

Trev

Try reading the rule book...Sheesh

 

Rule. 25.16a

 

There should be a test on the rulebook before you get your license!!

Hi Trev,

 

Thought that was the case, just the reference to practice threw a "thought bubble" some may argue practice is part of the competition? [ unless private of course?]

 

Shane

 

There IS a test on the rulebook before your licence is granted if your state runs a OLT. just this question doesn't get asked, only the basics. MAYBE a test needs to be past when you renew your licence, open book multiple choice targeting some of the lesser used rules etc???

 

 

 

Trev Gaynor said:

Hi Gary,



25.16 Communication and Telemetry:



(a) Radio communication, mobile phones and telemetry aids with the exception of official timing

equipment are not permitted to be used by drivers during competition.

 

Cheers

 

Trev

Lads,

 

Link to the 2011 AKA Rule book was posted on Kartbook today. Here ya go:

 

http://www.kartsportnews.com/content/2010/news_101227-4.html

 

 

Have a read...

Hi Trev,

 

Had a read, and a] is as posted above, but b] I thought was resolved regarding cameras on karts????? it appear NOT!!!


Trev Gaynor said:

Lads,

 

Link to the 2011 AKA Rule book was posted on Kartbook today. Here ya go:

 

http://www.kartsportnews.com/content/2010/news_101227-4.html

 

 

Have a read...

Hi Damian,

 

I can see where its useful in your type of racing, but not in the short sharp 8 lapper AKA racing.

I agree with the points that Paul has brought up, for sprinting you want your driver as focused as possible. I use a com set bought online to help develop my sons confidence when practising, first set I've bought so far so good... and I can see how kart to pit can be helpful in endurance. 

 http://www.intarace.com/ 

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