Approaching the running of the first full year of the MegaLAP Time Attack Series, we have given a lot of thought and accomodated some changes to the original Regulations, taking into account a lot of constructive feedback that we have received from numerous competitors and supporters of the Series.
The main objective is to promote compelling, close, and enjoyable competition for everyone!
With this, we are now announcing the official regulations for MegaLAP Time Attack Series 2012 are published, and registration for Round 1 is now Open. Downloads of the Regulations and Entry Form is available at the bottom of all pages on this website.
Let’s go through the most important parts together:
Racing Suits and Safety Cages
Racing Suits and Safety Cages are only compulsory for Open Spec and Outlaw Spec categories.
Given that vehicles in these categories will be doing below 2m30s laptimes at Sepang, it is imperative that cars capable of these speeds have proper safety measures.
The requirements for Racing Suits and Safety Cages need at minimum to be of club-level specifications. This means SFI / EN533 specification suits, which are very affordable and now available from many suppliers in Singapore and Malaysia. Bolted-in half rollcages minimum are required.
For all other road-car based categories, racing suits are highly recommended, and we are looking to implemented them for the second half of the year.
We have increased the breadth of categories, and am introducing a specific category for road tyre-based vehicles. Our definitions and regulations for tyre-specs throughout all our categories are based on that of World Time Attack, so that there can be no argument on the matter. Trophies will be awarded to the top-3 places for each category and sub-category.
Similar-ish to the World Time Attack (WTA), this category is for road cars with street tyres that have a treadwear rating above 120 and are not in the World Time Attack list of semi-slick tyres (more on the Definition of Tyres further down this post). The Clubsprint Spec category will be divided into 2 classes: Cars that run Forced Induction and/or VTEC engines (FI / VTEC class), and a class for cars that don’t (NA class).
Engine capacity is limited to 2500cc maximum, and drive layouts are open. Engines running MIVEC, VVTI, and other similar non-VTEC forms of variable valve timing will come under NA class. VTEC here literally refers to Honda VTEC variable valve control. There is no multiplication factor for forced induction engines either. But specifically rear-engined cars and Supercars are not permitted: so no Porsche 911s, no Ferraris, and no Ariel Atoms.
Engine conversions are permitted, however we require that a OEM production gearbox transmission is used, therefore super-duper expensive after-market sequential-type transmissions are not permitted. However, gearing and gear sets within the OEM gearbox may be changed.
So you could run a Volvo 240 converted to 1JZ-GTE VVTI turbo on Yokohama AD08 tyres, no problem. Or a Toyota MR-S converted to 2ZZ with a bolt-on supercharger using Toyo R1-R tyres. Or maybe a Subaru Impreza GC converted to EJ25 on Bridgestone RE-070 tyres.
And the “NA” class is aimed at the Proton Putras and Satria GTIs, and Suzuki Swift Sports and Mazda MX5s. Whatever rocks your boat, man. It’s just like enjoying the opposite sex: the more variety, the better!
This category, also based on a similar WTA category, is for the heavy hitters, the serious guys going for the indicative best laptimes. We expect most of the excitement to take place here!
There are 4 classes, which are self-explanatory. Of note are the tyre regs: the makes and models of various eligible semi-slick tyres have been defined by World Time Attack. If you’re going to run one of these types of tyres, then this is the category for you.
Because there is a demand from racing-based machinery, and some serious racers wanting to set a serious laptime, we’ve split the Open Spec category into 2 classes: 2WD, and 4WD. These cars will run semi-slick tyres, again based on the published WTA list. Rollcages are compulsory for cars in this category
Malaysia vs Singapore Trophy
Small changes have een made to the Singapore vs Malaysia Trophy points calculation:
o Should there be no representative in any category from one nation, the Top 3 from the participating nation will score points.
o The points will be awarded based on the original nation of the participating Team, not the driver.
o Only Pro-spec and Open-spec categories score points for the My vs SG trophy.
The other point scoring system remains:
o Points will be awarded to a maximum of top-3 finisher per country in each category.
o Points will be awarded to equal number of participant per country. E.g. If there are 3 Malaysian and 2 Singaporean, only top 2 Malaysian will score points; except if there is no representation from one nation, whereby the earlier above list rule applies.
|Bridgestone||RE540S, RE55S, RE-11S, any ‘S’ tyre|
|Dunlop||Formula R (D83J, D93J, D01J, DZ02G, DZ03G)|
|Kumho||Ecsta V700, V70A|
|Michelin||Pilot Sport Cup, TB15|
|Pirelli||P Zero C, P Zero Corsa|
|Silverstone||FTZ Sport Tyre RR, S575, S585|
|Toyo||Proxes RA-1, Proxes R888, Trampio R881|
Due to the vast market of street and semi-slick tyres, if you have a tyre which you would require to be categorised and is not in the list above, please do contact the Organisers.
For the Clubsprint Spec category which runs on street tyres, the definition is:
o All vehicles must run on street tyres with a UTQG (treadwear) rating higher than 120. If the tyres fitted to your vehicle have a UTQG rating under or equal to 120 you may be moved into the Pro Spec class or refused entry entirely.
o Street tyres that are not in the semi-slick list above.
o Tyres with the markings “NOT FOR HIGHWAY USE” or “FOR COMPETITION USE ONLY” or similar, are not street tyres
We are not even going to start to create a whole list of “street tyres” because that would be ridiculous. Suffice to say these popular tyres are legal for Clubsprint Spec:
o Bridgetsone RE01R / RE001 / RE002 / RE070
o Falken Azenis RT615
o Federal 595RSR, 595Evo
o Goodyear RS Sport / Eagle F1 / Revspec
o Hankook S1-Evo / RS2 / RS3
o Kumho Ecsta KU36
o Michelin Pilot Preceda / Pilot Sport /
o Toyo T1R / R1R
o Yokohama AD07 / AD08 / Parada
Consistent Regulations for 2012
From here onwards, our regulations for the event will remain consistent throughout the year. We have linked our regulations with World Time Attack as we do hope that one day, someone from our side (Malaysia and Singapore) will make it to a World Time Attack Finals event.
Well, at least that is a realistic goal we can hope and help you to inspire to achieve!
Now, let’s go out and rip some rubber.