GKDC Concept is the virtual design competition for the teams aiming to enter into the main competition and have less experience and exposure in the field vehicle designing and manufacturing. For this category the physical prototype of the vehicle is not required, however, teams can choose to present the physical components/systems/assemblies, if available. GKDC Concept invites participation in both, Combustion Vehicle and Electric Vehicle categories.

The purpose of the GKDC Concept is to provide teams with an opportunity to conceptualize and design a Go Kart in compliance with the GKDC Rules and Guidelines.

COMPETITION OBJECTIVE

The objectives of the challenge include the following:

  • To provide a platform for students aiming to build a Go Kart for the GKDC

  • To assist teams with mentors who will be able to guide them through the process of designing and manufacturing the GKDC

  • Act as a platform for students interested in fabricating the competition vehicle without investing huge amount

  • To improve the level of teams aiming to take part in the GKDC

COMPETITION PROCEDURE

  • The competition is organized by ISNEE Motorsports Private Limited, and shall be hosted online.

  • The competition shall be based around the Go Kart (CV/EV).

  • The physical prototype of the vehicle is not required, however, teams can choose to present the physical components/systems/assemblies, if available.

  • The design and rule guidelines shall be followed from the most recent GKDC Rulebook published on GKDC Website and this Handbook.

  • Every evaluation shall be recorded and every report submitted by the teams shall be considered a "Public Report" (Article F4. of 10th GKDC Rulebook) and can be reproduced and distributed by the competition organization, in both complete and edited versions, in any medium or format anywhere in the world.

  • The events shall also involve its own Q&A session with the relevant judging groups in scheduled time slots.

  • Scoring of the events in the competition is done as follows:

Category Specifics Points
DSS Design Spec Sheet + Q&A 50
FMEA FMEA Report + Q&A 50
ENGINEERING DESIGN Design Report + Design Presentation + Supporting Documents + Q&A 30
COST REPORT Cost Report + Supporting Documents + Q&A 100
TOTAL 500

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

  • Primary registration of the team can be done on online Registration Portal

  • For those who intend to make payment via their institution or a private firm, please ensure that you provide the correct details of the Institution Name, Mailing Address and GSTIN. If yes, please share this information with the organizers before being invoiced.

  • Team Members Information can be added in the team account any time after successful fee payment before the final event.

REGISTRATION FEE

  • The registration fee (non-refundable and non-transferable) of the GKDC Concept is ₹ 11500 + 18% GST.

  • For those who intend to make payment via their institution or a private firm, please ensure that you provide the correct details of the Institution Name, Mailing Address and GSTIN. If yes, please share this information with the organizers before being invoiced.

FEE PAYMENT

  • Once the primary registration is verified and approved, the team shall receive a confirmation email (from info@isnee.in) on the registered email id. In some cases, this email might be found in the spam box, we advise you to check the spam folder, and add info@isnee.in as a trusted contact if you don’t find the mail in your inbox.

  • This email contains the Team Account credentials including the Registration ID and Password, teams can login into the Team Account on EMS using this id and password.

  • Teams shall receive a Proforma Invoice (PI) within 12 hours of the registration which will remain valid until the fee payment deadline mentioned in this Handbook. Teams can use the following modes to make payment in line with the Proforma Invoice:

    • NEFT/IMPS
    • UPI/GPAY/PHONEPE
    • Payment Gateway (PayU Money) integrated with the Team Account on EMS

PAYMENT CONFIRMATION

  • Once the payment is made, the reference can be sent to the WhatsApp helpline for confirmation.

  • Upon the successful confirmation of the fee payment, the team shall receive a Tax Invoice on the registered email.

TEAM MEMBER REGISTRATION

  • The maximum number of members in a team is limited to 25; wherein 15 members can be registered without any extra charges while next 10 can only be added after paying ₹ 610 + 18% per member.

  • The Team Member Information (TMI) must be completed in the Team Account on EMS on or before the TMI deadline.

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1- Competition Dates and Place: 10th GKDC will be held from 14 - 17 April 2023 (Tentative) at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore.

2- Early Bird Registration: Early bird registration is a process wherein teams enrol for the competition in advance and get a 20% discount on the registration fee. EB Registration for 10th GKDC is to be done from 8 Aug 2022 until 10 Sep 2022.

3- Team Registration: Team Registration starts from 8 Aug 2022 for CV and EV categories. Click here to register your team.

4- Registration Slots: 10th GKDC is limited to 150 slots in total with no reservation quota.

5- Registration Fee: GKDC follows the concept of a dynamic pricing under which the fee is revised every month with a marginal increment. The registrations are done with a registration fee of ₹ 32499/- (Excluding GST) effective from 1 Dec 2022.

6- Waiting List & Withdrawls:

  • Teams on the waiting list may move to the participating list up to two weeks before the start of the competition. This is possible if registered team withdraw from the competition. Once a slot on the participating list has become available again, the next team on the waiting list will move to the pending list and has 72 h to pay the registration fee in order to move to the participating list.

  • Teams on the waiting list are required to submit all documents and forms by the same deadlines as teams on the participating list.

  • Teams on the waiting and participating lists who find that they will not be able to attend the competition are requested to officially withdraw by notifying the officials.

7- Registration Duration: The registrations are to be closed as soon as the available slots are booked with confirmed payment.

8- Important Days: Teams must check the event timeline for various submissions and event related activities.

9- Vehicle Shipping: Teams are advised to consult their shipping company to ensure that the vehicle reaches the venue of static tests on 14 Apr 2023. More details related to the pit allocation will be published on the website two months prior to the final event.

10- Team Briefing:

  • At the beginning of the competition is a technical inspection briefing. All team captains and inspection responsible person must attend.

  • Each team member required in a certain briefing will receive a wristband

11- Entering the Competition Site: An entrance pass is given to the teams in their team account at EMS which is to be presented to the concerned authority while entering the competition site. The competition site closes at 5 pm on 14 April 2023. The team is entitled to enter the competition site only once with their team truck for a maximum of 45 min for the purpose of unloading their competition vehicle and equipment. Afterward, the team truck must be moved to the designated parking spaces outside the pit area. On 14 April 2023, the team is entitled to enter the pits once with the "team truck" for a maximum of 45 min for the purpose of loading.

12- [CV ONLY] Cranking Engines in the Pits: Cranking engines in the pits is allowed under the supervision of an official if the following conditions apply:

  • Vehicle has passed technical inspection.

  • The driven axles are jacked up using the quick jack.

  • Gearbox is in neutral

  • All driven wheels are removed.

  • A fire extinguisher must be placed next to the engine.

13- Welding: Outside of the opening hours it is possible to weld with own equipment in the welding area only, using appropriate safety gear.

14- Engine Test Area: Engines may only be run in the designated engine test area during the opening times and only after passing the tilt test.

15- Event Control: The team captain will receive a package containing score card, programs schedule and merchandise, etc. at event control. Large teams may bring one or two extra people to help carrying.

16- Driver Registration: Drivers must register personally at the event control where they have to show their valid student ID.

17- In-House TI: In-house TI is done in order to verify the rulebook compliance and alert the teams in advance so that necessary corrections can be done before the competition itself. IHTI is done through a video call wherein a Technical Inspector checks all the points of the TI Sheet.

18- On-Site Technical Inspection: On 14 Apr 2023 mechanical, electrical inspection will take place in the pits, afterward, it will take place at the technical inspection area. Vehicles should be moved to the technical inspection area gate when the team captain receives a WhatsApp message about the Technical Inspection Status (TIS) of the vehicle is set to "M/E Waiting Queue".

19- Pre-Inspection: Pre-inspection will be conducted in the pit, where the technical inspectors will visit the teams according to the Kart number. A team that is not present or ready at the first visit have to contact the technical inspectors in the pit for a new appointment. The driver egress is mandatory for all drivers. Before participating in a dynamic event, the driver must have passed the egress test.

20- Re-Inspection: The re-inspection will take place in the technical inspection area. If a re-inspection is needed the coordinating technical inspector will direct the team into the waiting queue for re-inspection.

21- Team Member Information: The maximum number of members in a team is limited to 45; wherein 25 members can be registered without any extra charges while next 15 can only be added after paying Rs 1449/- per member.

22- Workshop: GKDC hosts workshops in order to upskill the participating teams with resourceful technical content and rules. A team must enrol a minimum of 5 members in any one of the workshops that is best suited to their location.

23- Driver Training Program: ISNEE has made it a policy in 2016 that no untrained driver should be allowed to race on the racetrack during the GKDC event. Driver training is not only essential for personal safety but also an integral part of the team’s success as during dynamic events, it's just the driver who has the biggest role to play in winning and losing.

24- Engine capacity: Engine capacity of GKDC CV Class is increased to 156cc.


**This page is subject to updates. Please keep checking for any changes. (Last Update: 1 Dec 2022)**