Safety Scrutineering

A Scrutineers Guide to the Gala...


Safety Scrutineering

A Scrutineers Guide to the Gala...

Building a race car (or upgrading your track day car) is really quite simple. In Trackday Trophy a variety of vehicles are suitable due to the power to weight based class structure, but the standard vehicle silhouette must be retained (save for the use of an aftermarket rear wing, front splitter and rear diffuser - subject to Motorsport UK approval of such items).

In addition to the Motorsport UK safety scrutineering items highlighted on the image above, your car must conform to the Series or Championship regulations of the race you intend to enter. The Trackday Trophy regulations can be found via the "useful links" list on the right hand side of this page.

Prior to attending scrutineering, you should ensure that your brake lights, rain light and both electrical cut of switches are in proper working order, and that the driver can reach the internal electrical cut off (and extinguisher!) from their normal seated position with their belts still done up.

Personal Race Kit should comply with the following standards:

Race Suit:

  • FIA 8856-2000


  • FIA 8860-2010
  • FIA 8859-2015
  • SNELL SA2010 (Not valid after 31.12.23)
  • SNELL SA2015* (Not valid after 31.12.26)
  • SNELL SAH2010* (Not valid after 31.12.23)
  • SNELL SA2020*

* Snell SA2015, Snell SA2020 and Snell SAH2010 are accepted subject to the anchorage points being marked as homologated to FIA 8858-2010

If you have not had your kit scrutineered before, you will need £2.50 for a sticker for your Helmet, and £2.50 for a sticker for your Frontal Head Restraint (FHR)

Gloves & Boots:

  • FIA 8856-2000

Fire resistant underwear is also recommended.

All personal kit must be presented in good and clean condition, free of any rips, tears or cracks.

Remember, the scrutineers are there to ensure your safety, not to stop you from racing. If something is flagged up during the scrutineering process, please rectify it immediately - it might just save your life!  

For comprehensive information on the specific requirements for car racing, please read the General Competitors Safety and Race Cars section of the Motorsport UK Competitors Year Book (Blue Book).

Contact Details
Tel: 0843 453 3000*

*Calls to 0843 453 3000 are charged at 7 pence per minute plus your phone company's access charge.