Frequently Asked Questions
Im not a registered Rider, can I still race in the BMB?
Yes of course the BMB is open to all riders to enter.
Non registered Riders will need to hire a transponder and purchase a one event race licence for the event which costs £20. These are available to book when entering online or at rider sign on if entering on the day.
It’s worth noting though that spaces for some grids and hire transponders are limited so always best to pre enter and book in online to make sure your place is booked and a transponder is available for you.
What age groups can ride with the BMB?
We have classes available for all age groups 7 and above.
7 to 10 years = JSM
8 to 12 years = Mini GP 110
10 to 14 years – Mini GP 160
9 to 15 years = JSM 140
12 to 15 years = Mini GP 190/70
14 and over = Minibike 140
14 and over = Minibike 160
14 and over = Superminis
40 and over = Veterans
15 and over = Mini GP 190 Senior
I already own a bike what is required before i can race it?
All the details of what is required regulations wise can be found on the Class & Regulations page which can be found here
ALL BIKES must have the following:
- BOBBINS – Drilled Axles with Crash Bobbins firmly fitted. (you can attach bobbins to the Fork Legs or Attached to the Swing Arm but they must be firmly in place and in a position that stops the axles digging into the track surface in the event of a crash.
- KILL SWITCH – All bikes must be fitted with a WORKING Kill switch to the LH Side Handle Bar.
- HAND GUARDS – Wrap around hand Guards must be fitted to all Super moto-style machines. The Guard should be fully wrapped in Nylon so that No metal section of the Guard should be able to come into contact with the tarmac in the event of a crash. To comply with this you may have to fit a nylon end bar to the handlebar.
- NYLON BAR ENDS – All Mini GP Bikes must be fitted with Nylon ends to the handlebars.
- SUMP PLUGS – All Bikes must be fitted with a drilled sump plug that must be lock wired in place.
- OIL FILLER CAPS – All bikes must be fitted with a drilled oil filler cap that must be lock wired in place.
- PEG SLIDERS /BOBBINS – All Supermoto Style bikes must be fitted with either Footpeg sliders or Bobbins with NO metal bolt or edge able to contact the Tarmac in the event of a crash.
- NYLON PEG ENDS – All Mini GP Style bikes must be fitted with Nylon Foot Peg ends with NO metal bolt or edge able to contact the Tarmac in the event of a crash.
- OVERFLOW / BREATHER PIPES – All overflow and breather pipes must end in a suitable plastic or metal container such as a small drink can. This must be firmly attached to the frame of the bike and must be sealed.
- CATCH TRAYS – All Supermoto Style bikes must be fitted with a metal catch tray that can hold at least 1.3 times the oil capacity of the machine it is fitted too.
- SEALED BELLY FAIRINGS – All Mini GP Style bikes must have the bottom Belly Fairing in place at all times and this must have a sealed section capable of catching the oil contents of the engine should it leak.
- EXHAUSTS – All Machines must have adequately packed and baffled exhausts to obtain an exhaust noise level of below 98dba when tested on a trackside drive-by test and below 105dbA when tested in a static text.
What is the benifit of becoming a Registered Rider and How do I become one ?
Registered Riders have the following benifits.
- REGISTER YOUR CHOSEN RACE NUMBER FOR YOUR CLASS – You can choose a unique race number for your chosen class/s. This is then your number and cannot be used by other riders in those classes.
- Members have until January 1st 2023 to renew their membership and number registration. If you choose a number that has already been registered you will be notified within 10 to 14 days and asked to re-choose.
- PRIORITY ENTRY – The championship is growing fast and spaces on grids are snapped up quickly. As a registered rider, you will gain priority entry to all of our events. Entry will open to registered riders first before entry is opened up to the general public.
To become a Registered Rider click here ,
New Registered Riders = £60 and £30 for any additional classes.
Where can I buy a Race Ready Bike From?
Visit our sponsor’s pages. There are several companies involved in the championship that offer good value for money race packages. Also when buying through these companies you will have trackside support should you have any issues.
I have Registered for the 2023 Season when do I get my Licence?
You collect your Licence at the first event you enter for the season, please attend race control.
Digital Sign On ? what is this and how do i use it?
Since the COVID Pandemic, we are changing the way we do things to comply with government legislation and to minimise contact between riders and also between riders and our staff/team.
All riders entered for an event will be emailed a link to sign on which must be completed before the event in question. You must use a smartphone or tablet to load the link, thoroughly read the declaration and then sign with your finger in the box shown.
You will also be asked to view the online riders briefing and briefing notes that cover the event. Failure to do either of these will result in you not being able to take to the circuit and the loss of your points if found to be on the circuit without signing the declarations.
At this stage, you can enter the details of the person’s attending with you. Please be warned that due to the current Covid Prevention Regulations, persons not named on the list cannot be allowed entry into the event.
I have an existing MyLaps transponder, will it work on your system?
Unfortunately, we won’t know this for sure until we test it. We have been told that they should but again without testing them its impossible to know for sure. The best thing to do is try it in Practice and if it fails to pick up correctly, either hire one of our transponders for the weekend or upgrade your Registration to one including one of our transponders.
We are using the new Mylaps TR2 or X2 Kart Transponders.
** WE DO NOW KNOW THE MX VERSION OF THE MYLAPS TRANSPONDERS DO NOT WORK ON OUR SYSTEM
I have entered one of your events, when will the schedule for the weekend be published?
We go to a great deal of trouble to minimise issues for riders that have entered two classes to make sure as much as possible that they don’t end up in back to back races. Obviously it’s impossible to completely eliminate this but we do try our best to accommodate everyone’s needs where we can.
Therefore we cannot publish the full schedule until the last online entries are in. Entry closes for most events the Sunday before so we aim to email all entered riders with a Riders Pack as soon after this as possible.
The Rider Pack contains not only the full planned running schedule but also the Paddock Layout plans and other relevant information we feel you may need to get the most out of the event.
I see you have reintroduced Dyno Testing for this season, how does this work?
Yes, we provide this service trackside over our race weekends. During the Practice days and Race Day up to the end of qualifying, The Dyno will be available for setup and diagnostic work.
During the races, it will be used to check the stock class bikes are complying to the rules for the class. Either or both the fastest lap and a random rider will be tested to make sure their engines comply with the class maximum limits. The limits set for each class and engine have been shown in the classes set regulations which can be found HERE
Im told you run 2 grids for the popular Pitbike Classes, how does that work?
Yes, the Minibike 140 and Minibike 160 pit bike classes are very popular and we regularly have up to 60 entries each for these classes. To make sure that everyone is safe but also so that they all get a chance to race in the same championship we run a split grid system.
During Practice and qualifying we separate out the entries into 2 Groups based on ability, this is done by the Race Director prior to the meeting, taking into consideration the riders previous finishing positions and also their personal knowledge of the individual riders etc. The slower riders will be placed in Group 2 and the faster riders in Group 1.
The lists of riders that have been allocated to each group will be published in the Riders Pack emailed to all entered riders and also will be on display at the circuit.
The riders will Practice and qualify in the groups they have been allocated to. Once Qualifying has taken place the times for the two groups are merged together and the faster riders will Race in Group A and the slower riders Race in Group B.
A rider who wins Race 1 in Group B has the choice to join the back of Group A for Race 2. This allows them to race for the higher point-scoring positions and also allows the faster riders that have had a bad qualifying session to still recover into Group A for Race 2.
In these big grid classes, we run points from 60 for 1st place down to 1 point for 45th. This means the riders in group B are still racing for championship points.
This system is extremely flexible and allows all to take part in the championship fairly whether there be entries enough for 1 group of two.