SPRINT LEADERS CHAMPIONSHIP FAQs
Do you have a question about the Sprint Leaders Championship and its regulations? This FAQ will be extended to try and answer questions that are frequently asked about the Championship. If your question doesn't appear on this page you can always get in touch with us via the enquiry page and we will get back to you with the answer.
Q. Why have you adopted an unusual scoring system?
A. Given that the number of registered competitors is likely to be relatively small in the first few years of a new Championship, it has been decided to generate scores based on the results at an event of all relevant competitors, whether they are registered for the Sprint Leaders Championship or not. It has also been decided to limit the number of Championship classes for the purposes of scoring and allocation of awards so that there is a reasonable level of competition in each Championship class wherever possible. (The class structure will be reviewed in future years in the light of experience gained and the number of entrants per Championship class). The Championship class structure is also intended to find a home for each competitor against a background of quite widely differing event class definitions being run at sprint events by various clubs and in different parts of the UK.
Q. Why are there just 14 classes?
A. We believe that the 14 classes can accommpdate the vast majority of vehicles competing in Sprints and it must be remembered that the entrant is free to compete in whichever event class is most appropriate to his or her car. Although 'Kit cars' have only a single Roadgoing or Modified class it is very unlikely that an up to 1800cc Roadgoing Specialist Production car will compete directly against an over 2000cc Roadgoing Specialist Production car, each of which will be able to score points at an event in its own class. But at the end of the season, the points scored by all Roadgoing Specialist Production Championship class entrants will be compared with each other to allocate awards.
Q. Why have you chosen to allocate points on a time difference percentage?
A. By allocating points in relation to a percentage of the event class winner’s time, the effects of adverse weather conditions are minimised, and so a competitor should not be adversely affected in terms of his or he scores generated if he or she is unlucky enough to select an unusually high proportion of wet or cold events in which to compete. In addition, the system will allow a good points score for a competitor who achieves or is close to an event class winning time, even if there are relatively few competitors in that event class.