Directors' Meeting held on 6 April 2011
But for two entries, Spa is fully booked.
The grid capacity for the non-championship race on the Silverstone GP
Circuit is now 54.
The speed differential between the Mono1000 and Mono1400 classes was discussed. On current evidence the Mono1000s are the faster class, but when the Mono1400 class was introduced it was anticipated that it would be faster. Given the current situation some directors thought that the two classes should be combined, and that the 1400 class served its purpose which was to make heavier chassis (or drivers) more competitive. Directors agreed that it was good practice to give notice of any such changes, even though we are not intending to modify the technical regulations that apply to what are currently the Mono1000 and Mono1400 classes
The topic of engine power outputs had been raised in the 2l classes (does it ever go away? - Ed). Directors discussed using a rolling road to check power outputs (as used by certain Lotus and BMW Championships). It was pointed out that power output was not one of the parameters to be checked during scrutineering, there was no obligation for a competitor to comply, but currently research was the main intention.
The three car stand, at Race Retro, Stoneleigh was considered: ‘worthwhile’.
Jonathan Baggott has been in contact with the company responsible for
the production of one of Channel 4's motoring programmes with the intention
of persuading them to include Monoposto in one of their programmes.
To date, in 2011 the club has as many subscriptions as achieved in 2010.
At this stage of the season the cash flow situation is dynamic.
David Cox is dealing with the requirement for a child protection policy and procedure. The MSA have produced a policy statement, and David proposed that the MRC adopt this statement, and use, or adapt the MSA material to produce a simple code of practice with appropriate procedures with regard to 'Children in Motorsport', i, e, a policy for those under 18. One comment was that current practice is to integrate this policy by including vulnerable adults.
Geoff Fern’s approving comment on the Forum with regard to scrutineering in the Donington paddock was noted, this version of scrutineering had been well received by competitors. The Club Secretary pointed out the 'Blue Book' required scrutineering to take place under cover, and that if scrutineers found club awnings suitable cover at Donington, they could elsewhere. But scrutineering under competitors' awnings at Donington was probably correlated with no scrutineering bay being available. However, it was an example of MSVR treating competitors as customers, and trying to improve their lot.
Directors noted the absence of noise testing at Donington. The use, or none use, of the drive by noise testing facilities at Donington was discussed.
Next Meeting: 5 July 2011