Guidelines for New Entrants to Motor Sports
1. We have made and attempt to guide through the various procedures and formalities that are require to be completed by you to enter the World of Motor Sports. This will avoid unnecessary inconvenience that you may be otherwise lightly to face.
2. Motor sports in India is controlled by a Central body called The Federation of Motor Sports Club of India (FMSCI). While the actual sports events are organised by various clubs in the Country, the guidelines, Technical Regulations and Common Organising Conditions are formulated, co-ordinated and implemented by the Federation.
3. There are several types of Motor Sports events conducted by the Clubs in the Country. They are Circuit Racing, Rally, Motocross, Hill Climb, Drag Meet, Motor Gymkhana, Autocross etc.
4. Each type of event mention above may be either jointly or separately conducted for two wheelers and four wheelers.
5. As a new entrant to Motor Sports, you need to complete various formalities before you can enter an event.
I. Find out the club neatest to your place of residence.
II. Become the member of the same (optional).
III. Decide in which category of the automobile you would like to take part i.e. two or four-wheelers.
IV. Decide what type of event you would like to start participating in. Experience member from the club will be able to guide you in this.
I. You need the basic qualification of being over 18 years of age and possession of a valid driving licence before you go through the following formalities.
II. You need an FMSCI Competition Licence which will be issued by the Federation of Motor Sports Club of India (FMSCI) only. Being a new entrant, you will be eligible for a Restricted Grade Licence only. Please approach the nearest club for necessary form set or contact FMSCI
III. This set will consist of an application form for the Licence and Medical Certificate Form. You will have to fill in the application form and get the Medical Certificate filled in by an approved Medical practitioner. There may be one near your place.
IV. Complete the forms in all respects and send the same to your Club or to the FMSCI direct along with the required number of photographs, Xerox copy of your Civil Driving Licence duly authorized by an FMSCI Member Club or by a Notary Public and the necessary fees.
You may expect to receive the Licence within 1 or 2 weeks of your sending your application.
I. Having completed these formalities, you will now have to prepare yourself for the actual event.
II. What you need basically is a vehicle to take part. If you do not possess one, you must have the capacity to borrow one from your friend or relatives.
III. The vehicle must have current registration and a valid Comprehensive Insurance cover.
IV. If borrowed from somebody, you must have an authorization letter from the legal owner allowing you to use the same in the competition.
V. For any event, you also need a special insurance cover for the competition. Your normal vehicle Insurance will not cover taking part in a competition. This will have to be taken to cover the period of competition.
I. Once you have decided the event in which you want to participate, write to the Club, which organises that event for an entry form. Complete all the date in full and send the same along with the required entry fee to the club concerned. Make sure that you have enclosed all the required documents and the entry is submitted in time.
II. Now is the time to start your preparation for the event. There are specific regulations governing the sports.
They are basically in two parts.
First concerns safety and second concerns the technical specifications for the vehicle. FMSCI publishes these regulations and you can obtain copies of the same from your club on payment. Please ask your club for price details.
The following highlights the basic requirement of the vehicle and equipment’s to be possessed by you for entering the Motor Sports. Two wheelers and Four wheelers are dealt with separately.
Two Wheeler: – Safety
I. You must possess a Riding Gear. This is an overall made of leather or thick material providing full protection against an accident.
II. You must have an ISI marked full cover helmet. It must be in good condition. Details of Helmet requirements are provided in the Technical Specification for two wheelers.
III. You must have leather gloves. They must be full cover gloves and half-covered gloves will not be permitted.
IV. You must have leather shoes, which are long enough to cover your ankle fully. Make sure your shoes are atleast 150 mm high, providing adequate protection to the ankle in case of an accident.
V. There are several other safety requirements for the vehicle. They vary for different types of events and are listed in the Technical Specification Manual. There may be some additional safety requirement for a specific event, in which case they will be specified in the Supplementary Regulations of that particular event.
VI. You must conform to all the safety requirements without which you will not be allowed to take part in the event. You can always get guidance from the club of the FMSCI.
WE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN MOTOR SPORTS.