Gymkhana Grid – Equipment
As gymkhana grid is an extreme sport and has many risk factors associated with it, so all the equipment should be compliant with National Hot Rod Association standards and procedures. Equipment should be comfortable enough to enrich the performance of the racer. In this chapter, we will discuss about the equipment used in the sport.
This is a combination of helmet and shoulder structure that will keep the driver safe and intact during the journey.
The work of this suit is to protect the player from any unwanted fire hazards and sponsors stamp their ads on this too to showcase their brand.
It is better to wear such gloves as hands may get burning sensation sometimes due to overheating of the car’s equipment while driving.
These boots are strong enough to protect the player from fire and comfortable enough to enhance the performance of the player.
These are used for the safety purpose in the sense that if cars will hit it on boundary lines, they will slow down.
The vehicles should not have any device which notifies or prevents the racer’s car from spinning in case the car is under power. The vehicles should be manufactured either in Japan, North America or European Union and it should have a vehicle identification number.
All the vehicles should look presentable, clean, and free of damage and should be identified clearly. Any supplement Restraining system should be removed from the vehicles such as airbag.
All aerodynamics which are vertical are permitted except two wing end-plates and two wing standoffs. Any installation of these items should not obstruct the viewing angle of the vehicles such as signalling light, indicator or even obstruct the operation of the safety device.
Battery − The battery should be placed securely and the positive terminal should not be contacting with any of the metal parts.
Body parts − Any parts such as wings, side skirts, and body panels etc. which are aftermarket parts should be according to the vehicle specifications. All the O.E.M or original equipment manufacturer replacements shall be approved by the Chief Technician before getting installed.
Body work − All the body work must be covered with something or painted. It should be affixed nicely and should not be hanging loosely.
Door − All the doors and rear window should be of OEM or Lexan with at least a minimum thickness of 3mm. The latch or lock of the outside door can be modified or removed. If the door is not in the original place, then it should be at least operable from outside and can be opened quickly for safety purpose.
Engine − The engine should be leak free and run with maximum efficacy. The engine can be modified but it should be free from any leaks, and the engine should have power supply all the time and on board starter.
Exhaust − Modification of Exhaust system are not permitted.
Gymkhana Grid is not an ordinary racing sport. It is very dangerous sport because a player has to drive the car in many extremities. Fires and deadly devices are common. So it is a pre-requirement that the playing environment must be an open field far away from public places.
Adequate security and safety measurements are taken to ensure the protection of viewers. Therefore barricades are made and the galleries are made at a very safe distance from the playing arena. No person is allowed to be inside the field while the match is going on.