FIA CATEGORIES, GROUPS & CLASSES

 

The FIA record an automobile will compete in is defined by the combination it's category, group and class, then the distance to be covered and finally the type of start it with perform.

 

For example a "BI 16 1Km FS" record translates to;

"a one kilometre flying start record for a series production otto powered petrol burning supercharged automobile of 5000 to 5500 cc capacity"

 

CATEGORIES

There are many different types of World Records which are divided into four main categories (A, B, C & D) and then several Group & Class sub-divisions within those categories.

Category A: Automobiles answering exclusively to the standards fixed in Article D1.1.1, using free fuel and divided into groups and classes according to Articles D1 and D18.
Category B: Series-production Automobiles in production at the time of the application for the Record Attempt and certified to be a production representative model by a senior executive of the automobile manufacturer.
Category C: Special Automobiles (jet, rocket, etc.).
Category D: Drag race Automobiles complying with the FIA Drag Racing regulations

 

GROUPS

Category A: Group Automobiles

External power
source Type

===========

Engine Type

Fuels
containging
carbon
Hydrogen
Electricty
Solar
Otto cycle engine
with Supercharger
I
XV
Otto cycle engine
without Supercharger
II
XVI
Diesel cycle engine
with Supercharger
III
Diesel cycle engine
without Supercharger
IV
Rotary cycle engine
with Supercharger
V
XV
Rotary cycle engine
without Supercharger
VI
XVI
Electrical Engine
XVII
XIV
VIII
VII
Turbine engine
IX
IX
Steam engine
X
X
X
X
Hybrid engine
XI (any combination)
XI (any combination)
XI (any combination)
XI (any combination)

 

Category B: Group Series Production Automobiles

External power
source Type

===========

Engine Type

Fuels
containging
carbon
Hydrogen
Electricty
Solar
Otto cycle engine
with Supercharger
I
XV
Otto cycle engine
without Supercharger
II
XVI
Diesel cycle engine
with Supercharger
III
Diesel cycle engine
without Supercharger
IV
Rotary cycle engine
with Supercharger
V
XV
Rotary cycle engine
without Supercharger
VI
XVI
Electrical Engine
XVII
XIV
VIII
VII
Turbine engine
IX
IX
Steam engine
X
X
X
X
Hybrid engine
XI (any combination)
XI (any combination)
XI (any combination)
XI (any combination)

 

CLASSES

Category A: Classes Automobiles (for otto, diesel and rotary engines)

  Cylinder capacity (cc)  
 
Over
  up to and
  including  
1
250
2
250
350
3
350
500
4
500
750
5
750
1100
6
1100
1500
7
1500
2000
8
2000
3000
9
3000
4000
10
4000
6000
11
6000
7000
12
7000
8000
13
8000

 

Category A: Classes Automobiles (for electric, turbine, steam hybrid)

  Unloaded weight (kg)  
 
Over
  up to and
  including  
1
500
2
500
1000
3
1000
1500
4
1500
2000
5
2000
2500
6
2500
3000
7
3000
3500
8
3500
4000
9
4000
4500
10
4500
5000
11
5000

 

Category B: Classes Automobiles (for otto, diesel and rotary engines)

  Cylinder capacity (cc)  
 
Over
  up to and
  including  
1
500
2
500
600
3
600
700
4
700
850
5
850
1000
6
1000
1150
7
1150
1400
8
1400
1600
9
1600
2000
10
2000
2500
11
2500
3000
12
3000
3500
13
3500
4000
14
4000
4500
15
4500
5000
16
5000
5500
17
5500
6000
18
6000

 

Category B: Classes Automobiles (for electric, turbine, steam hybrid)

  Unloaded weight (kg)  
 
Over
  up to and
  including  
1
500
2
500
1000
3
1000
1500
4
1500
2000
5
2000
2500
6
2500
3000
7
3000
3500
8
3500
4000
9
4000
4500
10
4500
5000
11
5000

 

REGULATIONS

World Record attempts are governed by regulations as set out in Article 2.7.4 and Appendix D of the FIA’s International Sporting Code. To view these regulations please click on the links here:

 

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