WARNING FLAGS

A full set of flags of approximate size (18”sq) must be available for each race day sufficient to cover all flag points on the track.

One set, plus a fire extinguisher and hi-vis vest, will be positioned at each flagging point.

The colour and purpose of the warning flags are as follows:

 

Yellow

Yellow flag will be raised when there is an obstruction on the track. Competitors must show a noticeable reduction in speed. No overtaking permitted until after the obstruction has been passed. Disregarding a yellow flag will be regarded as dangerous driving and a black flag will be issued.

Where an obstruction occurs but remains in place for the remainder of the race (eg. a car breaks down and will not start or move) the yellow flag will remain up for three laps once all drivers are familiar with the obstruction.

 

Yellow and blue

Should the situation worsen the blue flag will be added to the yellow. Extreme caution must be taken and a further reduction in speed noticed. No overtaking permitted until after the obstruction has been passed.

(yellow and blue raised together is one step away from a red flag ).

 

Red flag

Racing must not start while this is raised.

If raised during a race then racing must stop immediately. Drivers must stop racing in a safe manner with regard for other race cars and not as to cause a further accident on the track.

 

Black flag

This is raised to a driver when a serious racing offence has been committed. When raised the offending competitor must retire from the race immediately.

Flagmen may stop a race should the offending driver ignore the black flag three times or more.

Drivers that receive black flags will be reported to the course marshal and will be noted in race report.

Failure to obey black flag may result in one race day suspension.

A black flag may be issued to a driver in the pits area if the offence occurred in the closing lap(s) of the race and his/her actions warrant it. This may result in exclusion from next race.

A driver that repeatedly or regularly receives a Black Flag may be suspended from racing for the remainder of an event should the club officials deem it warranted.

Any driver receiving a black flag is given 15 penalty points (-15 points in championship also) and loose all the points they have received that day.

Blue flag

Blue flag is to be raised when a faster car is approaching from behind, and not for drivers racing for position.

It may be given to a driver in a noticeably slower car where a faster car is approaching such as in an All In race.

Intentional obstruction of a driver will mean disqualification.

When a blue flag is raised a competitor must hold his/her line.

 

White flag

This will be given to indicate a warning due to a racing incident or misdemeanour and that a repetition will mean a black flag. A driver that receives a white flag will drop a position in the results for that race.

Any driver receiving a black flag is given 9 penalty points (-9 points in championship also)

 

Black and white flags crossed

This is to indicate a mechanical defect on a competing car. The competitor may continue racing at their own discretion. However a serious fault that could result in damage or injury to another competitor (eg badly leaking fuel) may warrant a black flag.

 

Red and White flags crossed

This signals that the ambulance is required at an accident immediately

 

Green flag

This is used to signal that all is clear to start a race. A Green flag will also be waved by the Start / Finish Marshal to start a race.

 

Chequered flag

This is used to signal the end of a race. On receiving the chequered flag a driver must complete one slowing down lap before retiring to the pits.

This will be displayed at the start of the final lap of a race.

 

Penalty Points

Any penalty points accumulated by a driver will last for 3 years.

When 60 points have been totaled by the driver, they will be suspended for a period of time determined by the committee. With a minimum suspension of 3 race meetings.

 

Competitors must at all times obey the Marshal’s flag signals.

 

 

 

 

 

Waterford Raceway Warning Flags Graphic

 

 

 

 

 

Red Flag:- When Red Flag is raised competitors must slow down and stop immediately and in a safe manner.
Green Flag;- Used to start races

 

White Flag:- Shown to a driver who has committed an offence during a race. A further occurrence may be followed by a black flag. Driver receiving a white flag will drop a position in race result.

 

 

 

Black Flag: Shown to a driver who has committed a serious offence during a race or for a repeat offence. Driver must retire from the race immediately

 

Yellow Flag: Shown when an accident has occurred or a hazard exists on the track during a race. Cars must show caution. No overtaking permitted under yellow flag

 

Blue Flag: Shown to back markers during a race to warn of faster car(s) approaching from behind.  Drivers must hold their line to allow faster car(s) to overtake.

 

 

Yellow and Blue Flags:- Shown together to indicate more serious accident or hazard exists and cars must show noticeable reduction in speed. No overtaking under Yellow/blue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red and White Flags:- Shown together  to indicate that medical assistance from Ambulance Crew is required on the track immediately.