Bolt in cages can be transferred to another vehicle, provided:
A certified safety cage structure is one which has been approved by Motorsport Australia for a specific vehicle, although, it may not comply in all respects with the specifications of Schedule J. A manufacturer may apply to Motorsport Australia for the certification of a safety cage structure. The certification regulations are available from the Motorsport Australia Technical Department, via email: [email protected]
The certification process does not provide for ‘free design’ safety cage structures. It is intended primarily to prove that the manufacturer has met the strength criteria through engineering calculation undertaken by an engineering company approved by the FIA and Motorsport Australia and listed on the Technical List No. 35 LIST OF COMPANIES APPROVED BY THE FIA FOR THE CALCULATION OF SAFETY CAGES (available at www.fia.com). Despite the use of material to alternate specifications generally a safety cage structure must still comply with the design criteria detailed in the applicable regulations (FIA/Motorsport Australia) to be eligible for certification by Motorsport Australia.
Where the vehicle is subject of safety cage certificate, the safety cage certification number shall be issued and recorded in the log book by Motorsport Australia. The manufacturer is responsible for affixing an identification plate (stamped, engraved or tamper proof sticker) to the safety cage structure. The identification plate shall bear the name of the manufacturer, the manufacturer’s unique serial number of the cage and the Motorsport Australia certificate number.
Where a safety cage structure is subject of a certificate or homologation VO, this documentation shall be presented at event scrutiny and be available to the Chief Scrutineer and/or Technical Commissioner upon request. The safety cage structure must comply with this document at all times.
Fees for certification can be found in Appendix R. Any engineering costs incurred during the certification process are the responsibility of the applicant.
A safety cage structure approved by an ASN other than Motorsport Australia is not necessarily eligible for competition in Australia. Prior to importing a vehicle or safety cage kit, a competitor is strongly advised to contact the Motorsport Australia Technical Department for guidance.
For such a safety cage to be considered, a full copy of the certificate shall be provided to the Motorsport Australia Technical Department by the applicant. Certifcates are available (normally at a cost) from the ASN who certified the cage.
The certificate generally includes (depending on the ASN and year the certificate was issued):
Any additional information required will be the responsibility of the applicant to produce.
Any tube or gusset which is added to or removed from a safety cage structure will void the registration or certification of a safety cage.
A new registration or certification will need to be applied for with the applicant signing off as the manufacturer and taking full responsibility for the safety cage from the original manufacturer.
Contemporary: [email protected]Historic: [email protected]