2017 WILL BE ANOTHER EXCITING YEAR FOR THE BRITISH MINI BIKES CHAMPIONSHIP. WE WILL BE REINVESTING HEAVILY IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND IMPLEMENTING MANY NEW FEATURES AND IMPROVEMENTS TO HELP INCREASE THE ENJOYMENT OF THE SPORT FOR BOTH RIDERS & SPECTATORS. LISTED BELOW ARE THE MAIN UPDATES / IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE 2017 SEASON
Whats new for 2017
BETTER POLICING OF THE STOCK CLASSES
Unfortunately due to an internal reshuffle within the organising team in early 2016 we struggled to get a handle on the correct policing of the stock classes.
From March 2017 onwards a dedicated scrutineering team who’s sole role is to correctly police the stock classes. This will ensure as much as possible in a budget sport that everyone is adhering to the class rules.
We are upgrading the championship Dyno which is currently being refurbished and re-calibrated ready for the 2017 season. This will be made available along with the other necessary equipment to comprehensively check machines post race for compliance with their stated class rules. The Output and Compression levels will be detailed within the individual class rules once we have the dyno back from the manufacturers.
It is worth noting that the maximum output or compression levels set for a class is not a target that an engine can be tuned up to, as these are stock classes and tuning is PROHIBITED. The level set on the BMB dyno and its other equipment are purely tools to allow the scrutineers to easily check and police the classes for possible rule infringements.
The team will be employing a random testing approach with includes stripping as and when deemed required, ensuring all of the grid not just the front runners are subject to testing.
The ethos of our championship is to offer good value for money, cost effective, close racing. A fundamental part of this is making sure everyone is racing on as close as possible machinery.
After lengthy consultations and meetings with prominent riders and suppliers to the championship we have formulated the following rules and regulations for the championship and the classes within it.
LIVE STREAM OF RACE MEETING WITH A HIGHLIGHTS TV SHOW
After a succesful pilot in late 2016, all of the Racing from the Summer 2017 Championship Rounds will be broadcast Live as it happens globally via social media and various other streaming formats.
All the footage recorded by our own camera crews and static cameras will be broadcast as a live production. This will include the Live timing column and track side commentry. Also including Interviews with riders and teams throughout the day.
This will be uploaded to our own YouTube channel within days of the event.
The show will then be edited down to an Highlights show to be aired throughout Europe and Globally through Motors Trend and The New Motor Sport Channel.
LESS CLASSES & MORE TRACK TIME
We made the decision over winter 2016 to no longer run classes for Mini Motos during our Summer 2017 championship.
This will enable us to concentrate on our heavily supported Mini Bike classes and offer the best value for money track time we can over the entire event. This will also allow the day to run far more smoothly.
FASTER & SMOOTHER SIGN ON IN MORNINGS / LESS QUEING
From March 2017 onwards BMB Members will no longer have to que to sign on in the mornings at Championship Rounds.
Just enter in to the event & pay online, fill in the entry form emailed to you in your online entry confirmation and hand in at Race Control. Simples!
If your not a member and require a hire transponder or enter on the day, you will still need to sort this out at the desk but that’s another good reason to become a member and also to enter online 🙂
MORE ACCURATE TIMING SYSTEMS
During 2017 we will be investing in a Photocell Back up Timing System.
This piece of equipment works alongside the timing decoder and transponders to detect missed laps and issue a corrected lap time.
The photocell projects a beam across the start / finish line and detects the bikes as they cross. If the Transponder fails to register the Photocell warns timing control and enters the missed lap-time.
LIVE RIDER LAP DATA & INSTANT RESULTS.
Live timing for each race will be available as it happens and also the provisional results and rider lap data for all sessions will be available track side via our own network system or globally via the internet immediately after the session has finished.
You have access to
- Session Results
- Rider Lap Times
- Rider Lap Data inc analysis graphs
QUICKER & EASIER ONLINE ENTRY.
Riders can now create a Profile on our entry system which allows you to enter your personal Transponder, Classes and Race Number. After then just click an event to enter and the system will fill in all your details.
You will also have the option to include a picture and also personal and sponsors details which can be used in the live stream graphics etc.
You can even login via Facebook
MAINTAINED LOW ENTRY FEES.
Even with spiralling costs we have managed to maintain a low entry fee with a Practice day costing only £40 and Race Day just £45.
A second class can be entered for an additional fee of just £20 per day
Not bad for a fully Permitted and Authorised Motorsport Event offering Full Medical and Marshall support for ALL Practice and Race day events.
With Live Stream and TV Coverage thrown in.
CLEAR, DETAILED RULES.
After lengthy consultations with prominent riders and suppliers of the championship, we have produced clear and detailed Rules and Regulations on how our championship will be run.
The Team of Organisers and Officials will follow and implement these rules for each and every event.
There are now procedures to follow and adhere to for both Officials and Riders alike.
JUNIOR RACE SCHOOL.
throughout 2017 we will be holding regular Junior Training sessions within our Official Testing / Track Days.
These will be structured sessions with juniors tutored by Matt Bolsover along with guest instructors such as Richard Cooper, Joe Francis, Barry Burrel and Matt Wilkinson.
This is free to all Junior BMB Members and will cater for both Novices, Intermediate and Pro Riders.
OFFICIAL BMB TRACK DAYS.
We now have a list of all Official BMB Race Events including Track / Test Days and which will be run on a regular basis at Fulbeck and Stretton Circuits throughout the year, with new circuits added as and when available.
Full day events run at weekends.
These will also be run under our permit issuers guidelines (IOPD) and therefore will have FULL Marshal & Medic support to make sure that all riders are as safe as possible.
Price will be between £35 & £40 per Rider for the full day depending on location.
CLICK HERE to go to the Events Calendar page
Throughout the year we will have Hire Bikes available for all of our official tracks days and race events.
- Taster Sessions
- Whole Day Test Days
- Full Race Meeting
- Full Technical & Mechanical Support
- Rider Coaching
- Hire bikes available for Bambino / Junior SM / Senior classes
The new Automated online booking system will be up and running shortly. Just select the venue, hire bike, type of hire and then book and pay on line all in a few clicks of your mouse.
ENFORCED NOISE CONTROL.
We have had for some time now an exhuast noise emissions limit of 98db drive by and 105db static. However we have never enforced this.
All of the circuits we will be racing and testing at this year have noise emission limits in place and most are now enforcing them.
British Mini Bikes will now enforce these limits as part and parcel of our scrutineering and policing policies. We have to be proactive in this as so will all other championships etc otherwise we will lose the circuits to race on.
As of the Beginning of March 2017 we will be testing ALL bikes that take part in our events and they must be on or below the limits below:
- 98db when tested track side as they drive by.
- 105db when measured in a static test conducted in pitlane with the equipment 1 mtr behind and at 45 deg to the exhaust pipe.