Further information has been provided by the Australian Off Road Management Group summarising the competition class structure and preliminary safety requirements. Note the specifications for the newly formed “Class 10”.
An overview of the vehicle classes will be as follows:
Unlimited – Buggy with engine capacity less than 6060cc, one or two seats
Class 1– Buggy with a naturally aspirated engine of less than 3535cc, one or two seats
Class 2 – Buggy with engine capacity between 1330cc and 1650cc
Class 3 – Buggy with engine capacity less than 1330cc.
Class 4 – 2WD Trophy Truck and VW Baja vehicles with engine capacity less than 6060cc and less than 7272cc for diesel engines. One or two seats
Class 5 – 2WD Factory Silhouette vehicles with engine capacity less than 6060cc and 7272cc for diesel engines
Class 6 – Side by Side UTV with naturally aspirated engine capacity less than 1200cc
Class 66 – Side by Side UTV with supercharged or turbocharged engine capacity less than 2050cc
Class 7 – Factory 4WD vehicles with engine capacity less than 6060cc and 7272cc for diesel engines
Class 8 – Modified 4WD vehicle with engine capacity less than 6060cc and 7272cc for diesel engines
Class 10 – Buggy or Class 4 vehicles with a naturally aspirated engine of less than 2525cc. One or two seats
Engines with forced induction will have a multiplication factor of x1.7 apply. Unless stated, vehicles must have two seats and two competition crew at all times.
Other competition and safety rules will be in line with what off road racing competitors are currently familiar with and as applied up to the end of 2016. AASA recognises apparel and safety equipment as approved by the SFI Foundation in addition to the FIA standard, thereby allowing more choice for competitors in the purchase of safety equipment.
It is mandatory for all competing crew to wear driving suits, gloves and footwear of an approved flame retardant material which effectively covers the body at all times whilst on the race track. All suits must meet the appropriate Australian Standard or a standard as approved by AASA.
Frontal head restraints to the SFI 38.1 standard are highly recommended at Club Level events but not compulsory. State and National level events require the compulsory use of frontal head restraints to SFI 38.1 (which also covers FIA specified “HANS” devices SFI and FIA).
Competition vehicle number registration will be available online shortly and will include a public list of all registered numbers. Competitors who can provide proof of previous number registration will be given the first option to secure that number.
For information regarding AASA check out their website, aasa.com.au or email email@example.com phone (03) 5721 7800
To contact the Australian Off Road Management Group with any other questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org