Rules

Rules

The NZBAI endorses the use of the International blokart Racing Association (IBRA) rules for events run in New Zealand.

Edition 6 of the IBRA Rules

IBRA Rules Edition 6  – Published September 2017, effective from 1st January 2018.

The following are some of the changes included from edition 5;

  • Previous IBRA interpretations to Edition 5 are now integrated into the rules
  • Some basic requirements have been set for helmets used in racing.
  • The 1.5kg allowance added for shoes and other safety gear is removed to simplify the weigh in requirements.
  • Sailing rules now clarify that the Port /Starboard rule has priority over an inside overlap when rounding marks or obstructions.
  • The default starting procedure has been updated to reflect that electronic timing is used for most major events
  • Disqualifications can again be dropped from a competitors’ points score except for breaches of the principles of sportsmanship and fair play.
  • Redress will now be considered for those disadvantaged by another competitor breaking the sailing rules. The previous requirement was that damage must be sustained.
  • Protest and redress forms have been updated to include more information on the protest outcome for scorers.

Edition 6 of the Rules can be downloaded here:

IBRA Rules Edition 6  – Published September 2017, effective from 1st January 2018.