Reliant Robin 2014 Rules



Reliant Robin racing is a light contact, fun formula, the object of which is to complete the number of laps specified in the shortest time. Gentle nudging and side contact is allowed, but no deliberate ramming or heavy contact.


You may use any 3 wheeled Reliant Robin, Regal or Rialto.


No engine modifications are permitted with the exception of replacement of the air filter and removal of the alternator. Cooling may be by conventional radiator, or by a water tank of a reasonable size, provided it is contained within the engine compartment.


The minimum requirement is a full cage with two hoops, one behind the driver and one in support of the front windscreen pillars with two longitudinal bars, one each side joining the two hoops together. A minimum of one chicken bar in each door is required fitted between the front and rear pillars, minimum size material is 11⁄8˝ box or tube 3mm thick, all roll cages must be bolted or welded on to the chassis, Roll cages must terminate within the silhouette of the car, rear supports must end no further back than the end of the chassis. No external hoops allowed on the roof. It is compulsory to fit a roof plate covering the area of the drivers seat, maximum 6mm plate. Door plates may be fitted, but must be inside the car, and also 6mm maximum.


The original petrol tank must be removed and replaced with maximum size 2-gallon safety tank fitted inside the car, either on, under or behind the roll bar bolted to the Roll Cage or the chassis. The fuel outlet must be from the top and the tank must have a vent with an overflow pipe fitted which ends out side the car through the floor. A fuel tap must be fitted within easy reach of the driver all fuel lines must be secured.


It is permitted to fit two batteries for 24v starting, of maximum Sierra/Cavalier size (eg065), and wherever fitted, must be fully covered or boxed to avoid acid spillage. Electronic ignition may be used if fitted as original equipment.


The car must be fitted with wheels of original size and width according to the model, with alloy replacements permitted. Only one wide wheel may be used up to 6J, but no wheel spacers are allowed. Maximum tyre size is 155x70 profile, and all tyres must be road legal conventional tyres and not competition type. The only permitted suspension modification is to lower the nearside rear spring by heating. The rear axle may not be offset, and welded or limited slip diffs are not allowed. Front suspension arms may be strengthened by welding on one piece of 40x40mm angle iron, and damaged front crossmembers may have one piece of tube of maximum wall thickness 5mm inserted into it.


A full shoulder type safety harness comprising of two shoulder straps and two lap straps must be used the use of a sub strap is optional. A suitable head restraint must be used fitted to the cage or the seat. The driver seat must be secured to the roll-cage at shoulder level by tying or bolting.


Remove all trim, windows and seat except the drivers, this may be replaced with a suitable competition seat or any standard seat from an other car. Remove all glass except the inside mirror, wheel trims, fuel tanks and furry dice. Cars must be in good condition at the start of a meeting and brightly painted. Cars with damaged bodywork will be allowed to race, subject to scrutineer’s approval.

crossmenuchevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram