NASA NG National Grand Prix Overview
We propose a circuit type event in which automobiles compete on a closed-circuit track. The race follows a proposed route from a start point to a finish point over a measured distance. Electronic timing and speed sensing systems will be used to record race results.
Before the race the drivers will perform a qualifying shootout lap for the grid line up which will be used to determine the start position of each driver for the main race.
The first lap of the race is called the formation lap which is to allow the drivers to get familiar with the track route and warm their cars up for the proper laps.
NASA NG will present two special regulations which is to guide the event, namely Technical Regulations and Sporting Regulations. Technical regulations will contain details of the car specifications and modification used by the teams competing for the event, while the Sporting Regulations will detail the rules that will guide the teams and their drivers on and off track as well as penalties that will be applicable when the rules are broken.
NASA NG will procure a timing system for the race, this timing system will be able to measure total race time, lap time and gap time between two or more drivers in real time.
THE RACE OVERVIEW.
The proposed name for the event is Nigeria National Grand Prix. The proposed date of the event is November 2nd, 2019 (Saturday) two-hour free practice session and an hour qualifying shootout to determine the grid start, and November 3rd (Sunday) for the main race.
The grand prix will future 15 race laps, adding the formation lap bring the total length of the race to 16 laps.
The race will feature 1 compulsory pit stop that will be made by each team. The pit window will be opened after lap 4 of the race at the designated pit wall. The 4 tires of each participating vehicle will be removed and replaced by their respective pit crew.
The time taken for each lap, pit stop (pit entry, tire change, pit exit) and total race time of the teams will be measured by race stewards.
The following are the prize and trophy category for the Grand Prix.
- Cash prize and trophy for 3 drivers with the shortest race time respectively.
- Cash prize and medal for the driver that set the fastest lap of the race.
- Cash prize for the team with the fastest pit stop
- Cash prize for the driver that is voted as “driver of the day” by audience.
The prize cash is yet to be determined at this stage, it shall be determined and communicate to the association not less than six weeks to the event date as sponsorship will considered to fix them.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED CIRCUIT
Location: Central Business District, Abuja (Fig 1.0)
The proposed track will cut across FIVE main street in Central Business District. Start/Finish, Pit wall is on Zakariyah Mamailari Way, turn 1 link the long straight is on 5th Street, turn 2 link Sani Abacha Way which consist of turn Three to Seven, turn Eight link Ladi Kwali Street which consist of turn Nine and Ten. Turn Eleven link Herbert Macaulay Way, which consist turn Twelve to Sixteen and the Pit Lane Entry. Turn Seventeen to finish line on Zakariyah Mamailari Way which also consist of the grid start line up.
Start to Finish: 6.6km
Start to Pit Lane Entry: 5.0km
Pit Lane: 200m
Pit Wall: 40m per team
BASIC TEAM REQUIREMENTS
Go-pro cameras (8pcs)
Complete Driver Racing Gear
Spare Tyres and Rims
Essential Spare Parts of the Racing Car
Trolley hydraulic jack (2pcs)
Electric wrench (4pcs)
Jack stand (4pcs)
NASA NG SAFETY PLAN.
NASA NG will partner with a hospital with good proximity to the race track and also a sound ER unit for the event and drivers of all teams will be profile and have a medical screening with such hospital ahead of practice day. The hospital will work alongside NASA NG medical director. Also there will be fire trucks, ambulances, and towing trucks present on the track on practice, qualifying and race day. Below will be the safety setting on track for practice session, qualifying shootout and main race.
NASA NG EMERGENCY RESPONSE: the track is divided into 3 Sectors, (sec 1,2, and 3), each sector will consist of the below,
One ER Team
One Fire Truck
One Towing Truck
Track Stewards and Flag Marshals
NASA NG SECURITY PLAN
The permit NASA NG will obtain from FCTA Security and Transport Department will cover the collaboration with the following arms of Government and FCTA administration.
Federal Road Safety Corps/Directorate of Road Traffic Services (VIO) will work hand in hand with NASA NG track official in the track layout and barricading the necessary points to make the track free of other road users, and also assist in controlling traffic around the circuit through alternative route for other road users.
Nigeria Police Force and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps will be in charge of overall security around the track and also to maintain law and order throughout the race period.
FCTA Fire Service will be responsible for the fire emergency on track by providing three fire trucks for each sector of the track and also train NASA NG fire extinguisher stewards ahead of the grand prix.
TECHNICAL AND SPORTING REGULATIONS.
The Technical Regulation is the document that will contain details of the car make, type, model and modifications required on the car to be eligible to compete in the National Grand Prix.
The Sporting Regulation is the document that will detail the on and off track rules teams and drivers will abide by for the event, and penalties that will apply when any rule is broken.
Both Technical and Sporting Regulations will be available for download soon.