Superlite Race Cars - Machine Specification and classes
Superlite Race Cars as the name suggests are of a lightweight design but rugged construction, they have a max permitted weight of 350kg, hence they are quick off the mark! All machines are approved for competition within the British Superlite Championship and all structural and mechanical changes to the machines are controlled within the club rules in order to prevent an unfair advantage being gained through expensive extras.
The Open-wheeled space frame buggies run on 13" rims and are well presented to run in a unique formula of rallycross and supermoto, a well constructed space frame of preformed tubular steel incorporating a CDS full roll cage for the competitors protection in the event of an accident.
Large wilwood hydraulic disc brakes are adopted to keep these beasts under control, single piece hydraulic/gas coil over suspension units are required to handle a bit of rough thrown in here and there, which is the nature of the discipline partiscipated.
All machines are homologated and given a serial number at the beginning of the season prior to being offered for technical inspection before each race meeting. Safety is paramount in most formulas of racing and these race cars are no exception, 4 and 5 point harnesses are incorporated within the cockpit along with a removable steering wheel. Also a high back seat to prevent whiplash, side nets are also obligatory and collapsible front and rear bumpers combined with side protection nerf bars.
All this said it is a strictly non contact sport and penalties are administered for any reckless driving or deliberate misdemeanours toward other competitors during racing on the circuit or travelling to and from the paddock area.
External measurements are to be within the set parameters of 2700mm long, 1700mm wide and 1450mm high with a minimum permitted ground clearance of 156mm. For detailed regulations with regard to the machine specification and manner in which changes to machinery is controlled, please visit www.norasport.com and look in the Regulations section.