International Sporting Code

The International Sporting Code (ISC ) ​​tracks the conditions of motor sport. The ISG FIA International Sporting Code official name, is in 17 chapters and several appendices from the frame of the automobile sport. It is known worldwide as part of the FIA rules and regulations for automobile racing, if it is not organized independently of the FIA, such as NASCAR in the United States. In Motorcycle Racing FIM defines these guidelines in karting the CIK is in charge here.

The name of the rule is misleading. This is according to the laws of Germany not a law in the formal sense, because it was not issued by a public authority.

Applicable versions

The original texts of the FIA and FIM are mostly available in English and / or French. The national sport organizations and institutions provide the appropriate translations in the languages ​​available. In case of differences between the original texts and the translations ultimately the English or French version is always valid.


The ISG has, inter alia:

  • Definitions, general principles and provisions, eg about the vehicles and about competitions including the record attempts with the associated conversions from miles and kilometers
  • Rules for measuring the tracks, separately for permanent and non-permanent tracks
  • Organizational details at events, so details that must be included in the invitation and in the program - or may not be included
  • Arrangements for organizers, candidates, racers, marshals and official judges of
  • Disclaimers
  • Sports penalties, protests, appeals and procedural issues
  • The hierarchy of the National Federations ( in Germany DMSB, ADAC, DMV ) and their laws
  • Technical specifications for the vehicles ( predominantly in the Annexes ).

The ISG is complemented by class-dependent and possibly national regulations, for example, the various penalties that may be imposed in the context of Formula 1 events against drivers and / or teams regulated in the corresponding Sporting Regulations.