After having attended and enjoyed the introduction to sprinting at Curborough earlier this year, I had decided there and then, to take the plunge and to compete in 2020 either with the L7C or the HSA.
Over the last couple of months, I thought I had done enough research, made the decision to go with the L7C, checked my helmet and safety gear is acceptable, got the relevant licence etc and was convinced I had got all bases covered.
My car is a non-modified, bog standard 420R, which I use for both track days and road use and from reading the 2019 regs, it would appear to have fallen firmly into class 4.
This morning however, I notice the club have now posted the 2020 regs and it seems I am being encouraged to enter either class 5 or 6 (I presume this is due to a potential lack of entries into class 4?). If so, then this is perfectly understandable to me.
As far as I can see, if I were to enter in class 5 instead of 4, the differences are that I would be able to use list 1C tyres and would be competing against bike engined cars and possibly highly modified cars? Is there anything else?
My other confusion/concern is this line within the class 5 regs, which is not mentioned in the class 4 section -
....."meet the Motorsport UK Specific (S) and Competitors: Safety (K) Regulations for Modified Cars – specialist production."
I've got a blue book headache now and would be grateful if someone with more knowledge could let me know if I've understood everything correctly or missed anything important and in reality, what the difference would be for me to compete in class 5.