THE SBD MSUK HSA BRITISH SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS
The 2021 SBD Motorsport UK British Sprint Championship Regulations can be downloaded here:
Note: Version 3 issued 23/01/20 with date change for April Anglesey.
The SBD Motorsport UK HSA British Sprint Championship will operate under Motorsport UK Permit. No. CH2021/S002(A)
The SBD Motorsport UK HSA British Sprint Championship, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2020, will be run in 2021 with 18 events across the UK and comprising 36 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.
In order to compete in the 2021 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.You may register for the 2021 SBD Motorsport UK HSA British Sprint Championship by filling out the registration form and sending with a cheque for £80, 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.
NOTE: Competitors who registered for the 2020 British Sprint Championship will have their registration fee carried forward to the 2021 Championship. Please register as normal and your HSA Membership Number will be recognised. You will not be taken to the payment page prior to confirmation of registration.
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 2021 SBD Motorsport UK HSA British Sprint Speed Championship entry form can be downloaded here:
If you have difficulty in reading or printing these documents please contact the Championship co-ordinator. Details on the contacts page.
BRITISH SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP CHANGES FOR 2021
For 2021 a number of changes have been made from the last championship run in 2019, designed to increase its appeal to a wider range of competitors. As the premier championship for Sprinting in the UK the emphasis is on outright performance with awards for the fastest car/driver combinations. The Class (or Category) part of the Championship has been moved to a newly configured SBD Motorsport UK HSA Sprint Leaders Championship which shares most of the the British Sprint events.
For 2021 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.) it has been necessary to modify the British Sprint format depending on the number of runs planned by the organisers:
- 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 will take their timed runs as usual.
Points will be 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 will be adjusted to 13. Upon the conclusion of the Run Off, points will be 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 32 – 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.
Classes will remain the same as in 2019.
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.