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  • Northampton Motorsport Caterham and Lotus Seven Club Speed Championship

    The Basics

    The 2023 Northampton Motorsport Caterham and Lotus Seven Club Speed Championship takes place over 16 rounds at Sprint and Hillclimb venues across the UK.

    Updates and information about the series are sent out the the Speed Interest Area mailing list which you can join through your LoveAdmin account. You can join the mailing listed going to "My Account", selecting Payment and purchasing the area for free.

    This is a brief summary of what you need to know about entering the championship. Please refer to the regulations for full details. 


    The competition is divided into 7 classes to accommodate all Caterham and Lotus 7 variants. Whatever car you have there will be a class where you can be reasonably competitive. Please refer to the summary in the regulations page here.(link is external)


    The championship is bound  by the regulations of Motor Sport UK, the governing body of all motorsport. There are a few items to check before competing:

    • Roll over protection system (ROPS) consisting of a minimum of a track day or FIA roll bar and the petty strut (the diagonal bar from the roll bar to a mounting just in front of the passenger seat). The petty strut must bear the manufacturer’s certification sticker, this May be checked by the  scrutineer. If you have a full roll cage this must also bear a verification sticker. Cars over 2000 cc must have a full roll cage.
    • Yellow tape on the battery earth.
    • A timing strut which can be purchased from Caterham or made from sheet aluminium, a drawing is here(link is external). This can be fixed to the grill with cable ties.
    • A sticker on the dash indicating where to kill the ignition. A sheet of stickers can be purchased from motor sport suppliers or eBay.
    • Arrows pointing to towing eyes, usually on the sticker sheet above.
    • Competitors will be allocated a number at the start of the season which has to be displayed on both sides of the car.


    You will need:

    • A helmet complying with current standards, Snell SA2015 or FIA K2015.
    • Overalls: one-piece, FIA1986 or FIA 8856-2000 Gloves to ISO 6940 standard
    • Minimum of a 4 point safety harness is recommended, classes 5 to 7 require you to have a Frontal Head Restraint (FHR)
    • Please check current standards before purchasing these items.


    A RS Interclub license is needed from MSUK, apply here(link is external).

    Register for the championship in the events section of LoveAdmin. By registering you will be notified when entries are open for each the events. Entry forms are also linked from the calendar page.

    Many events fill up quickly so it is a good ideas to get your entry in early.


    For the class awards the best 7 out of the 16 events count. Each class winner is eligible for the overall championship award which is calculated against their performances against class records.

    Awards are given for the best improver in each class, known as Edward Lewis

    There are also awards for novices, veterans and ladies. There is plenty to compete for even if you are not winning.


    The calendar for 2023 is here

    AND FINALLY.....

    This is a series where we all enter for the fun of it, the winners collect trophies but the main enjoyment is spending the day with like minded people driving your car at the limit with a bit of friendly competition thrown in. That’s why many come back year after year. The  regulations may look stringent but in reality are very easy to comply with.

    If you have any questions after reading through these pages please contact the the Competition Secretary, Andrew Skinner, email: compsec@caterhamlotus7.club.


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