Regulation Porsche Racing Challenge

Art. 1 - Organisation

1.1 - The work team for the Iberian Porsche Meeting event, managed by Prime Promotion - Organização e Gestão de Eventos, Lda, the Promoter, will be promoting the Porsche Racing Challenge in 2017. Sport organisation of the event will be by the AIA Motor Clube.

Prime Promotion – Organização e Promoção de Eventos, Unipessoal, Lda
Avenida da República, Edifício Estoril Office, Escritório 31
2649-517 Alcabideche

1.2 - Anything not provided for in these regulations, as well as any questions arising from their interpretation, shall be analysed and decided on by the race board and the event organiser.


Art. 2 - Points Races

2.1 - The Porsche Racing Challenge is a sporting event that is not part of any championship.

2. 2 - Points are awarded solely and exclusively for the Porsche Racing Challenge.


Art. 3 – Race Registration

3.1 - Registration for the race is with the event organiser, by filling in all required details on the registration form requested from racing@iberianporschemeeting.com

3.2 - Only registrations whose competitors and vehicles meet the requirements set out in the race regulations will be considered.

3.3 - Competitors are only deemed registered for the race after receipt of confirmation from the event organiser.


Art. 4 – Licences

4.1 - All drivers and competitors taking part in the Porsche Racing Challenge must hold a Competition Driving Licence or higher, valid in accordance with the stipulations in FPAK's Regulations for the Issue of Competition Driving Licences.

4.2 – Drivers under the age of 18 or those without a driving licence may not take part.


Art. 5 – Equipment

5.1 - While the races are in progress, drivers must be equipped in accordance with Chapter III of Annex L to the ISC.


Art. 6 – Teams and their Composition

6.1 - Each team shall consist of 1 (one) driver only.

6.2 - Driver identification:

a) From the moment timed training begins and during the entire course of the race, drivers must wear the identification bracelet which will be given to them at the administrative checks.

b) Each driver must wear the bracelet on the wrist closest to the window. Wearing this bracelet and keeping it in good condition is the exclusive responsibility of each driver.


Art. 7 - Competition Numbers – Driver Names

7.1 - The sizes of the numbers and places for affixing them are defined by the organisers, who also produce the numbers and hand them out to the teams.

7.2 - Competition numbers – The numbers will be assigned on registration.


Art. 8 - Advertising

8.1 - On registration in the Porsche Racing Challenge, competitors undertake to keep the advertising referred to in the plan attached to these regulations affixed to the body of their vehicles, in the places and in the ways indicated. This advertising should already be affixed at the time of the initial technical checks and remain affixed during the course of the race.

No other advertising may be affixed outside of the areas reserved for team advertising, as indicated in the advertising annex to these regulations.

8.2 - The required advertising referred to in the attached plan may never be removed or covered.

8.3 - The required advertising will be provided by the Official Promoter (Prime Promotion) to the teams registered in the race.

8.4 - The competitors undertake not to affix any advertising for competing brands, products or companies, without prior authorisation from the Official Promoter (Prime Promotion) on their own clothing, on their vehicle or on their equipment. If there is any incompatibility between competitor sponsors and the required advertising, competitors should request an exception for analysis by the organiser.

8.5 - FPAK will only authorise advertising referring to any sporting event based on elements indicated in the corresponding official results. Therefore, there may be no advertising whatsoever before publication of these results.

8.6 - FPAK and the entities taking part in the organisation of this sporting event reserve the right to freely use, in any country and in any way, the participation of the competitors and drivers, as well as the results achieved by them.


Art. 9 - Tyres

9.1 - At the Porsche Racing Challenge, the teams are free to choose the brand of tyres (wet or slicks) they wish. The teams do not have to buy tyres from a supplier specified by the organisation.

9.2 - Limitation of tyres per race – There is no limit number of wet tyres or slicks used and no marking is required.

9.3 – Tyres specifically designed for the rain may not be used when the weather is dry, during official training or during the race until the race director declares a Wet Race. Any clear lack of control of the vehicle by the driver may lead the race director to have the vehicle stopped.

9.4 - Wet Tyres - Wet tyres are tyres designed for use on wet tracks and that have grooves on the tread.

9.4.1 - The decision to declare a wet race lies solely with the race director during official training or races. In this case, all participants will be informed as soon as possible, through the display of a Wet Race board at the exit from the pits, clearly visible to the drivers on the track, as well as to those that may be stopped in the pits.

9.4.2 - After the race director has declared a wet race, it is the sole responsibility of the drivers to assure that their vehicles are equipped with tyres suited to the track conditions.

9.4.3 - The front lights and the red rear lights must be on whenever the vehicle is on a track where the race director has declared a wet race, regardless of whether wet tyres have been mounted or not.

9.4.4 - Any changes or treatment, such as tyre grooving or the use of solvents, both on slicks and wet tyres, are strictly forbidden. Non-compliance with this point will be penalised at the discretion of the CCD.

9.4.5 - No type of heating for tyres (tyre warmers) may be used during the event.

9.4.6 - Any anomalies detected during tyre checks will be communicated to the race director and to the driver in question and will cause the CCD to apply the provisions of Art. 21.10 of the PEV (specific speed requirements).


Art. 10 - Fuel - Oxidant

10.1 - The teams may freely choose which fuel to use.

10.2 - The teams do not have to buy fuel from a supplier specified by the organisation.

10.3 - After the official timed training session and at the end of the race, the competition vehicles must have at least 3 (three) litres of fuel in the tank. No complaints may be made regarding the amount of fuel remaining.

10.4 - As an oxidant, only air may be mixed with the fuel.


Art. 11 - Checks

11.1 - Administrative - An administrative check will be carried out on the competitors and drivers' documents and on the validity of the competition licences.

11.2 - Initial Technical - The initial technical checks will begin after the administrative checks and will be carried out in the pits.


Art. 12 - Race Format

The training programme for the Porsche Racing Challenge is as follows:

12.1 - Free training - A 20-minute session will be set aside for free training.

12.2 - Timed training - A 15-minute session will be set aside for timed training.

The vehicle may only access the fast lane from the pits when the exit from the pit lane is opened at the beginning of the timed training session.

Fuel may not be added to or removed from the vehicles.

After the beginning of the timed training sessions, all the cars must be outside of the pits, in the pit-lane work area, lined up at a 45° angle, with the back of the car facing the pits. During the timed training session, cars may not go into the pits. They must remain on the pit lane, even if they are being worked on.

12.2.2 - All the laps done during the timed training session will be timed to determine the team position on the starting grid.

12.2.3 - In order to take part in the race, all cars must have qualified. However, following a recommendation from the race director, the CCD may give exceptional authorisation to a driver to take part in the race without these minimum requirements being met.

12.2.4 - If a team driver has not achieved the minimum set for qualifying the car during the timed training sessions, the CCD may, under the scope of Art. 30.3 of the PEV, authorise the team to take part in the race, placing it at the back of the starting grid. However, if there is more than one team in this situation, their positions on the starting grid will be at the discretion of the CCD. The decision of the CCD may not be appealed.

12.3 - Race - The race will consist of 10 laps.


Art. 13 - Starting Grids

13.1 - The formation of the starting grid for the races will be in accordance with Art. 30.6 and 30.7 of the PEV.

13.2 - Starting grid for the race - at the end of the timed training session, the classification of the cars with the best times will be published, signed by the race director and including a maximum number of drivers that may not exceed the maximum number of vehicles allowed in the race.

If one or more drivers have identical times, priority will be given to the driver who was first to achieve that time.

13.2.1 - The starting grid for the race will be prepared in accordance with the results of the timed training session and will be published 30 minutes before the race begins.

The grid will show the name of the driver previously named by the team and that will be driving in the race.

All competitors whose cars are unable to take part in the race, for whatever reason, or that are sure that their vehicles are not ready to take part in the race, shall inform the race director of this fact at least 45 minutes before the start of the race.


Art. 14 - Starting Procedure

14.1 - The starting procedure for the Porsche Racing Challenge will be a rolling start, pursuant to Art. 31.9 of the PEV.


Art. 15 - Parc Fermé

15.1 - Only Race Officials in charge of technical checks may enter the Parc Fermé. No intervention of any kind may be carried out without authorisation from these officials.

15.2 - The regulations of the Parc Fermé apply to the area between the finish line and the entrance to the Parc Fermé.

15.3 - The Parc Fermé will be large enough and protected in order to ensure that no unauthorised persons may have access to it.

15.4 - Parc Fermé at the end of training:

a) There will be no Parc Fermé for the vehicles at the end of the free training session.

b) At the end of the timed training session, the provisional final classification will be affixed as set out in Art. 12 of the PGAK (general motorsport and karting requirements) and there will be a parc fermé.

After this period, the park may be opened by decision of the CCD.

15.5 - Parc Fermé at the end of the races

a) Immediately after the end-of-race signal (chequered flag), the Parc Fermé system will come into effect.

b) At the end of the races, the provisional final classification will be affixed as set out in Art. 12 of the PGAK.


After this period, the park may be opened by decision of the CCD.


Art. 16 - Eligible Vehicles

16.1 – The following vehicles are eligible to take part in the Porsche Racing Challenge:

Classic (1953 – 1975)

Classic 1 Porsche vehicles with a cubic capacity between 1501 and 1999 cc
Classic 2 Porsche vehicles with a cubic capacity between 2000 and 2500 cc/td>
Classic 3 Porsche vehicles with a cubic capacity between 2501 and 2999 cc
Classic 4 Porsche vehicles over 3000 cc

Performance (1976 – 2015)

Performance 1 Porsche GT2 Category Vehicles
Performance 2 Porsche GT3 Category Vehicles
Performance 3 Porsche GT3 Cup Category Vehicles
Performance Extra Porsche vehicles that do not fall under any of the Performance 1, 2 and 3 categories

Any vehicles not included in these regulations may be admitted provided a request is made to the event organisers. This request should be sent to racing@iberianporschemeeting.com


Art. 17 - Race Registration - Registration Fee

17.1 - Registration in the race is the responsibility of the competitor and should be handled with the event organiser, within the deadlines stipulated in the specific regulations for each race.

17.2 - Porsche Racing Challenge registration fee: FREE


Art. 18 - Podium Ceremony - Prizes

18.1 - Prizes will be awarded at the end of the Porsche Racing Challenge.

18.2 - The following trophies will be presented at the podium ceremony, in ascending order (3rd, 2nd and 1st) of classification:

- To the competitors in the first three places in the general category;

-To the competitors in the first three places in each group.

If any group does not have a minimum of three participants in a race, the organiser shall not be obliged to award any prizes in that category, apart from the first place prize.

18.3 - All prizes are cumulative.

18.4 - Under the terms of Art. 16.2 of the PGAK, non-appearance at the prize-giving ceremony for a race, without prior justification from the prize-winning drivers, will be penalised.


Art. 19 - Interpretation - Alterations - Amendments

19.1 - Anything not provided for in these regulations, as well as any questions arising from their interpretation, shall be analysed and decided on by the FPAK board.

19.2 - Any changes to these regulations will be introduced as specified in Art. 2.4 of the PGAK.