CLASS REGULATIONS
AND RULES

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

Lucky MX 90 /CW SM 90 /M2R SM 90 / IMR Copa Cup 90 (other models may be considered but must be approved by the scrutineering team and organisers)

 

ENGINE

–   Stock YX 88cc or Lifan 88cc semi or fully auto engine.

–   Electric start engines will be allowed as long as the Battery is a of a sealed type and that the battery is contained within a purpose built box welded to the frame/subframe and held in place with a strap or bracket.

–   No engine modification what so ever  inc polishing and porting.

–   Standard Cam only

–   Lightened Outer or inner rotor kits are allowed.

–   Standard carb up to 22mm with a maximum retail price of no more than £29.00 and must be readily available from suppliers to all customers.

–   Electrics cannot be altered from those that came with the bike from new ie standard CDI / Coil / Loom. Race CDI’s are not permissible.

–   Exhaust can be replaced with any brand with a maximum retail price of £79 and must be readily available from suppliers to all customers.

 

NOTE

You are reminded that this is a budget sport and the above regulations have been put in place in order to maintain that. There may be products available on the market that fall within the above specifications that may give your bike a noticeable advantage. We therefore reserve the right to exclude that or any other part in the attempt to keep all the stock racing as close as possible. We all want cost effecting close competitive racing and not cheque book racing.

 

SUSPENSION

–   Front forks can be replaced with non adjustable upside down forks with a maximum retail price of £99 when new and must be readily available from suppliers to all customers.

–   Rear Shock can be replaced with a maximum retail price of £99 when new and must be readily available from suppliers to all customers.

 

CONTROLS

–   Quick Action Throttles can be fitted

–   Rear Brake must be foot operated.

 

BRAKES

Standard pit bike brakes only with a maximum retail price of £39 per complete unit front or back and must be readily available from suppliers to all customers. Sintered Pads may be fitted

 

FUEL

Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

Open Tyres / Maximum 10” diameter wheels (mag wheels are allowed)

 

This is a stock engine class, please therefore read the individual regulations for your engine type in the STOCK ENGINES section.

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

Any standard pit bike or mini bike with a maximum seat height of 84cm

 

ENGINE

–   Any Stock 140cc Horizontal Pitbike Engine that meets the stock requirements for the engine type. Please see Stock Engine Section

–   No engine modification what so ever inc polishing and porting.

–   The installation of a Z40 Cam & Stronger Spring Sets is allowed

–   Variable Timing Systems are not allowed

–   Variable Ignition systems are not allowed

–   Open carb up to 26mm (measured at the venturi) No Flat Sides (except OKO 26mm) – No Down Draft – No Fuel Injection.

–   Open Exhaust but must be well packed and baffles to meet a noise emission level test of below 98db drive by / 105db static test

 

NOTE

You are reminded that this is a budget sport and the above regulations have been put in place in order to maintain that. There may be products available on the market that fall within the above specifications that may give your bike a noticeable advantage. We therefore reserve the right to exclude that or any other part in the attempt to keep all the stock racing classes as close as possible. We all want cost effective, close competitive racing and not cheque book racing.

 

SUSPENSION

Open

 

CONTROLS

–   Quick Action Throttles can be fitted

–   Rear Brake must be foot operated.

 

BRAKES

Open

 

FUEL

Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

Open Tyres / Maximum 12” diameter wheels (mag wheels are allowed)

 

This is a stock engine class, please therefore read the individual regulations for your engine type in the STOCK ENGINES section

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

Any standard 2 stroke machine with a maximum seat height of 84cm & an engine capacity of 65cc

 

ENGINE

THIS IS  A NEW CLASS FOR THE BMB AND WE ARE CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING POWER OUTPUTS ETC AND WHAT SHAPE THE REGULATIONS FOR THE CLASS WILL TAKE FOR THE FUTURE.  ONCE ALL THE INVESTIGATION, TESTING & CONSULTATION WITH RIDERS & TEAMS IS COMPLETE WE CAN THEN PUBLISH ANY RESTRICTIONS ON ENGINE MODIFICATIONS AS  REQUIRED. UNTIL THEN WE WILL BE KEEN TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WITH AN INTEREST IN THE CLASS AS TO THE WAY FORWARD.

Open Exhaust but must be well packed and baffles to meet a noise emission level test of below 98db drive by / 105db static test

 

NOTE

You are reminded that this is a budget sport and the above regulations have been put in place in order to maintain that. There may be products available on the market that fall within the above specifications that may give your bike a noticeable advantage. We therefore reserve the right to exclude that or any other part in the attempt to keep all the stock racing classes as close as possible. We all want cost effective, close competitive racing and not cheque book racing.

SUSPENSION

Open

 

CONTROLS

–   Quick Action Throttles can be fitted.

–   Rear Brake must be foot operated.

 

BRAKES

Open

 

FUEL

Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

Open Tyres / Maximum 12” diameter wheels (mag wheels are allowed)

 

ALL COOLANTS MUST BE WATER ONLY AND CANNOT CONTAIN ANY ADDITIVES.

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

IMR Mini GP 140 / Stomp Mini GP 140 / MP3 GP 140 / VMC MINI GP 140 (other models may be considered but must be approved by the scrutineering team and organisers)

 

ENGINE

–   Stock YX 140 / Zongshen Z140 only. Please see Stock Engine Section for what is permissable for your engine type.

–   No engine modification what so ever inc polishing and porting.

–   The installation of a Z40 Cam & Stronger Spring Sets is allowed

–   Variable Timing Systems are not allowed

–   Variable Ignition systems are not allowed

–   Open carb up to 26mm (measured at the venturi) No Flat Sides (except OKO 26mm) – No Down Draft – No Fuel Injection.

–   Open Exhaust but must be well packed and baffles to meet a noise emission level test of below 98db drive by / 105db static test

 

NOTE

You are reminded that this is a budget sport and the above regulations have been put in place in order to maintain that. There may be products available on the market that fall within the above specifications that may give your bike a noticeable advantage. We therefore reserve the right to exclude that or any other part in the attempt to keep all the stock racing classes as close as possible. We all want cost effective, close competitive racing and not cheque book racing.

 

SUSPENSION

–   Front forks can be replaced with a maximum retail price of £250 new and must be readily available from suppliers to all customers.

–   Rear Shock can be replaced with a maximum retail price of £200 new and must be readily available from suppliers to all customers.

 

CONTROLS

–   Quick Action Throttles can be fitted.

–   Rear brakes must be foot operated.

 

BRAKES

Only Standard pit bike twin pot or radial brake systems are allowed (other replacement parts must be approved by the scrutineering team and officials).

 

FUEL

Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

Open Tyres / Maximum 12” diameter wheels (mag wheels are allowed).

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

IMR Mini GP 140 / Stomp Mini GP 140 / MP3 GP 140 / Bucci BR10 / Ohvale GP0  (other models may be considered but must be approved by the scrutineering team and organisers)

 

ENGINE

–   Stock YX 140 / Zongshen Z140 only. Please see Stock Engine Section for what is permissable for your engine type.

–   No engine modification what so ever inc polishing and porting.

–   The installation of a Z40 Cam & Stronger Spring Sets is allowed

–   Variable Timing Systems are not allowed

–   Variable Ignition systems are not allowed

–   Open carb up to 26mm (measured at the venturi) No Flat Sides (except OKO 26mm) – No Down Draft – No Fuel Injection.

–   Open Exhaust but must be well packed and baffles to meet a noise emission level test of below 98db drive by / 105db static test

 

NOTE

You are reminded that this is a budget sport and the above regulations have been put in place in order to maintain that. There may be products available on the market that fall within the above specifications that may give your bike a noticeable advantage. We therefore reserve the right to exclude that or any other part in the attempt to keep all the stock racing classes as close as possible. We all want cost effective, close competitive racing and not cheque book racing.

 

SUSPENSION

Open Suspension.

 

CONTROLS

–   Quick Action Throttles can be fitted.

–   Rear brakes must be foot operated.

 

BRAKES

Open Brakes

 

FUEL

Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

Open Tyres / Maximum 12” diameter wheels (mag wheels are allowed)

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

IMR Mini GP 110 (other models may be considered but must be approved by the scrutineering team and organisers)

 

ENGINE

–   Stock YX 110 / Zongshen Z110  Semi Auto or Manual engines only. Please see Stock Engine Section for what is permissible for your engine type.

–   No engine modification what so ever inc polishing and porting.

–   Standard Cam Only

–   Variable Timing Systems are not allowed

–   Variable Ignition systems are not allowed

–   Open carb up to 26mm (measured at the venturi) No Flat Sides (except OKO 26mm) – No Down Draft – No Fuel Injection.

–   Open Exhaust but must be well packed and baffles to meet a noise emission level test of below 98db drive by / 105db static test.

 

NOTE

You are reminded that this is a budget sport and the above regulations have been put in place in order to maintain that. There may be products available on the market that fall within the above specifications that may give your bike a noticeable advantage. We therefore reserve the right to exclude that or any other part in the attempt to keep all the stock racing classes as close as possible. We all want cost effective, close competitive racing and not cheque book racing.

 

SUSPENSION

–   Front forks can be replaced with a maximum retail price of £99 new and must be readily available from suppliers to all customers.

–   Rear Shock can be replaced with a maximum retail price of £99 new and must be readily available from suppliers to all customers.

 

CONTROLS

–   Quick Action Throttles can be fitted.

–   Rear brakes must be foot operated.

 

BRAKES

Only Standard pit bike twin pot or radial brake systems are allowed (other replacement parts must be approved by the scrutineering team and officials).

 

FUEL

Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

Open Tyres / Maximum 10” diameter wheels (mag wheels are allowed).

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

Any standard SUPERMOTO Style Pitbike  with a maximum seat height of 84cm

 

ENGINE

–   Any Stock 140cc Horizontal pitbike engine (please see STOCK ENGINE section for details of what is allowed for your engine type).

–   No engine modification what so ever inc polishing and porting.

–   The installation of a Z40 Cam & Stronger Spring Sets is allowed

–   Variable  Cam Timing Systems are not allowed

–   Open Ignition inc Variable Stator Plates

–   Open carb up to 26mm (when measure at the venturi) No Flat Sides (Except the Oko 26mm) – No Down Draft – No Fuel Injection.

–   Open Exhaust but must be packed and baffled to make sure that it complies with the noise restrictions in place ie 98db drive by and 105db static.

 

NOTE

You are reminded that this is a budget sport and the above regulations have been put in place in order to maintain that. There may be products available on the market that fall within the above specifications that may give your bike a noticeable advantage. We therefore reserve the right to exclude that or any other part in the attempt to keep all the stock racing classes as close as possible. We all want cost effective, close competitive racing and not cheque book racing.

 

SUSPENSION

Open

 

CONTROLS

–   Quick Action Throttles can be fitted.

–   Rear Brake must be fully functional – thumb brakes are permissible in this class.

 

BRAKES

Open

 

FUEL

Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

Open Tyres / Maximum 12” diameter wheels (mag wheels are allowed).

 

This is a stock engine class, please therefore read the individual regulations for your engine type in the STOCK ENGINES section.

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

Any standard SUPERMOTO Style Pitbike with a maximum seat height of 84cm.

 

ENGINE

–   Any Stock 140cc / 150cc / 155cc / 160cc  Horizontal pitbike engine (please see STOCK ENGINE section for details of what is allowed for your engine type).

–   No engine modification what so ever inc polishing and porting.

–   Variable  Cam Timing Systems are not allowed.

–   Open Ignition inc Variable Stator Plates.

–   Open carb up to 26mm (when measure at the venturi) No Flat Sides (Except the Oko 26mm) – No Down Draft – No Fuel Injection.

–   Open Exhaust but must be packed and baffled to make sure that it complies with the noise restrictions in place ie 98db drive by and 105db static.

 

NOTE

You are reminded that this is a budget sport and the above regulations have been put in place in order to maintain that. There may be products available on the market that fall within the above specifications that may give your bike a noticeable advantage. We therefore reserve the right to exclude that or any other part in the attempt to keep all the stock racing classes as close as possible. We all want cost effective, close competitive racing and not cheque book racing.

 

SUSPENSION

Open

 

CONTROLS

–   Quick Action Throttles can be fitted.

–   Rear Brake must be fully functional – thumb brakes are permissible in this class.

 

BRAKES

Open

 

FUEL

Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

Open Tyres / Maximum 12” diameter wheels (mag wheels are allowed).

 

This is a stock engine class, please therefore read the individual regulations for your engine type in the STOCK ENGINES section.

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

Any standard pitbike or Mini Bike with a maximum seat height of 84cm

 

ENGINE

–   Any Pitbike Engine up to 200cc or 2 stroke engine up to 90cc

–   Tuning is allowed

–   Variable Timing Systems are allowed

–   Open Ignition

–   Open carb

–   Open Exhaust

 

SUSPENSION

Open

 

CONTROLS

–   Open

–   Thumb operated brakes are allowed

 

BRAKES

Open

 

FUEL

Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only

 

TYRES & WHEELS

Open Tyres / Maximum 12” diameter wheels (mag wheels are allowed)

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

Any Supermoto Style Mini Bike under 88cm Seat Height

 

ENGINE

–   Honda CRF 150 engine with a maximum CC of 180cc or single cylinder 2 Stroke with a maximum CC of 110cc

–   This is an open class and tuning is allowed

 

SUSPENSION

Open

 

CONTROLS

–   Open

–   Thumb operated brakes are allowed

 

BRAKES

Open

 

FUEL

Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only

 

TYRES & WHEELS

Open Tyres / Maximum 12” diameter wheels (mag wheels are allowed)

 

EXHAUST

Open Exhaust but must be well packed and baffled to meet the championships exhaust noise emission levels ie 98db drive by test and 105db static test.

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

Any standard SUPERMOTO Style Pitbike with a maximum seat height of 84cm

 

ENGINE

–   As per Stock 140 or Stock 160 class regs (please see STOCK ENGINE section for details of what is allowed for your engine type)

–   No engine modification what so ever inc polishing and porting

–   The installation of a Z40 Cam & Stronger Spring Sets is allowed

–   Variable  Cam Timing Systems are not allowed

–   Open Ignition inc Variable Stator Plates

–   Open carb up to 26mm (when measure at the venturi) No Flat Sides (Except the Oko 26mm) – No Down Draft – No Fuel Injection.

–   Open Exhaust but must be packed and baffled to make sure that it complies with the noise restrictions in place ie 98db drive by and 105db static

 

NOTE

You are reminded that this is a budget sport and the above regulations have been put in place in order to maintain that. There may be products available on the market that fall within the above specifications that may give your bike a noticeable advantage. We therefore reserve the right to exclude that or any other part in the attempt to keep all the stock racing classes as close as possible. We all want cost effective, close competitive racing and not cheque book racing.

 

SUSPENSION

Open

 

CONTROLS

–   Quick Action Throttles can be fitted

–   Rear Brake must be fully functional – thumb brakes are permissible in this class

 

BRAKES

Open

 

FUEL

Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only

 

TYRES & WHEELS

Open Tyres / Maximum 12” diameter wheels (mag wheels are allowed)

 

This is a stock engine class, please therefore read the individual regulations for your engine type in the STOCK ENGINES section.

  • BOBBINS – Drilled Axles with Crash Bobbins firmly fitted. (you can attatch bobbins to the Fork Legs or Attatched 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 Hadle 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 handle bars.
  • SUMP PLUGS – All Bikes must be fitted with a drilled sump plug that must be lockwired 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 drinks can. This must be firmly attached to the frame of the bike and must be sealed.
  • VIN NUMBER – All machines should have the manufacturers VIN Identification plate in place at all times. Vehicles without this plate will fail post race compliance inspection.
  • 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 exhuasts to obtain an exhuast noise level of below 98dba when tested on a track side drive by test and below 105dbA when tested in a static text.

 

SPECIAL NOTE

  • ONBOARD CAMERAS – As of 2017 on wards ALL on board cameras must be fixed securely to the bike and CANNOT be worn on the body or helmet. This is a stipulation direct from the Permit Issuers and has also been requested by the Insurers. Please make sure the camera is fixed in place before you take your bike to the safety inspection area.

STOCK ENGINES SPECIFICATIONS PER ENGINE TYPE:

TO BE CLASSED AS A STOCK ENGINE AND TO COMPLY WITH THE STOCK CLASS REGULATIONS YOUR ENGINE MUST BE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ENGINE TYPES AND MUST COMPLY WITH THE MAX / MIN DIMENSION / LEVELS SET FOR THAT TYPE.

In a nut shell the engines allowed in the class should be as standard without modification.

 

The engines allowed for the stock classes are as follows:

 

Pitbike Stock 140 / Junior Sm 140 / Mini GP 140

YX 140 / Zonshen 140 / Lifan 140

 

Pitbike Stock 160 & Veterans

YX 140 / Zongshen 140 / Lifan 140 / YX 150 / Zongshen 155 / YX 160

 

Junior SM 90

YX 90 / Lifan 90  Semi or Full Auto

 

Some modifications are allowed so that older models may be brought up to a similar specification as newer models. Ie a z40 cam may be fitted to the Zongshen and YX 140 engines along with a lightened flywheel. Also, one version of the YX 140 engines come as standard with a longer second gear. When tested this proved to offer very little, if any difference in performance or give an advantage. To allow this type of engines to be raced we have given permission that engines not fitted as standard with this gear may have the 2nd gear replaced with the equivalent part to allow theirs to be comparable if the rider feels it necessary.

When Rebuilding an engine, it should be rebuilt with standard size, like for like components and not performance components. This should include standard sized base and head gaskets for your engine type.

Timing adjustment at the cam is not allowed. In the senior classes an adjustable stator can be fitted to allow for fine tuning the Timing. This however is not allowed in ANY of the junior classes. The engine or parts also cannot be modified to replicate the above.

The stroke and bore should remain the same as the standard engine.

The head must not be tampered with in anyway or form except that the valves can be lapped in but not cut in.

The inlet manifold should be as standard and not polished likewise the exhaust port should not be modified or polished.

The compression of any stock engine should not exceed 8.5bar when tested post race.

Also just because the rules don’t say you can’t do something doesn’t mean it is allowed. Unless it is specifically stated that you can change a part for a different size equivalent then you can’t and it must be a same sized like for like part used.

It is up to each rider/parent/ Team to make sure that the machine they are using complies with the standard regulations and any additional limitations for their class, as failure to observe the above rules will result in the rider being excluded from the results and their points to date removed from the championship table.

I also take this time to remind you of the “spirit of the class” rule.

 

ENGINE TYPE
YX 140 Z 140 YX160 Z155 Z110 YX 88 LIFAN 88
STROKE / BORE mm 57/56 57/56 57/60 55/60 TBA 49/47 TBA
MAX CUBIC CAPACITY 140.39 140.39 161.16 155.51 TBA 85.01 TBA
MAX COMPRESSION (post race) 8.5b 8.5b 8.5b 8.5b 8.5b 8.5b 8.5b
BASE GASKET SIZE mm 0.55 0.55 0.55 0.55 0.55 0.55 0.55
MAXIMUM OUTLET VALVE HEAD mm 23 23 23 23 TBA 20 TBA
MAXIMUM INLET VALVE HEAD mm 27 27 28 28 0.5 23 TBA
HEAD GASKET SIZE mm 1.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.2 0.5
PISTON WIDTH mm 55.85 55.85 59.85 59.85 TBA 46.9 46.9
PISTON HEIGHT mm 41.5 41.5 37.9 37.9 TBA TBA TBA
PISTON HEIGHT INC DOME mm 42.5 42.5 38.9 38.9 TBA TBA TBA
CYLINDER HEAD COMBUSTION SEAT LIP WIDTH mm TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 5 TBA
CYLINDER HEAD COMBUSTION SEAT LIP HEIGHT mm
TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 1 TBA

 

You cannot mix engine types IE you cannot fit a z140 head on a yx140 engine etc or use a z140 head gasket on a yx 140 engine.

The gearbox may be altered to a different ratio but the parts used must be available on the open market to all riders at a price no more than the cost of a standard replacement gearbox.

Valves can be lapped in using grinding paste but cannot be cut in by any other means.

All dimensions have been taken from standard stock parts ordered from various suppliers anonymously. We intend to have these stock parts inc  Cylinder Heads, Barrels, Pistons, Gaskets, Cams and Valves for each engine type in the scrutineering area which can be referred back to for comparison if and when required.

The whole ethos of the Stock Classes is that they should provide, Cost Effective, Close, Competitive and Inclusive Racing.  Each rider should be free to take part with little expense and that no rider or team should be able to gain an advantage other than by the riders ability and the teams ability to set up the bike within the regulations. It should all be about RIDER SKILL not the size of THEIR CHEQUE BOOK. The current regulations have been put in place, to as far as possible within a budget sport, provide this. However it is highly likely that at some stage a product or part may become available that on the face of it complies with the set regulations but still offers the user an advantage over other riders. In this case we reserve the right to Ban the Product / Part as it would not fit within the ethos of the sport.

Ie is not within the SPIRIT OF THE CLASS.

CHAMPIONSHIP RULES
AND REGULATIONS

The British Mini Bikes are authorised to hold Motorised events by the I.O.P.D. (International Organisation for Professional Drivers)

The IOPD are one of the Twelve Governing Bodies appointed by the Department of Transport to authorise Motorised Motor Sport Events in the UK.

It is an OFFENCE under the Road Traffic Act to organise or take part in a motorised event unless it has been authorised and permitted by one of the twelve governing bodies.

In affect the Permit and Licence’s  Issued exempts the Organisers and Riders from prosecution for committing driving offences whilst taking part in an event.

The Organisers of an event are legally required to obtain this authorisation and permits and to display these in a prominent place for inspection during rider sign on and whilst the event is being run.

To obtain the Authorisation and Permit the tracks are submitted for inspection and the organisers have to run the meeting subject to strict guidelines set out by the governing body. Also the Organisers personnel are vetted, approved and licence’d for the roles they undertake.

All of the twelve appointed Governing Bodies operate a Licencing scheme for their events. When becoming a member with the British Mini Bikes you will be issued with an Annual IOPD Events Race Licence. If not a member you will have paid for a One Event Licence included in your entry fee, which will be issued to you at rider sign on. These licences mean you are exempt from prosecution for motoring offences whilst taking part in our events. This is extremely important as Motorsport is dangerous and in the event of a serious fatal accident, without this exception you could be prosecuted for the Offence of causing Death by Dangerous Driving.

 

BE SAFE

Make sure that any event you take part in is suitably permitted and authorised and that you have been properly licenced to take part.

Any Organiser that puts on an event without the correct permit and authorisation is doing so at the expense of its riders well being and will be rendering both themselves and their riders liable to prosecution.

2 DAY EVENT

 

Day 1 (Practice Day)

 

*** Times may vary at some circuits if they have a noise curfew in place ***

 

07:30 Rider Sign On

Please attend race control to hand in your sign on forms (and event licence application form if non member) and pay the ON THE DAY Entry Fee if you haven’t entered and paid online. Please view the Days Schedule & Running Order which will be displayed. Make yourself aware of which session you are in and when you need to be ready in the holding area.

 

07:30 Technical Inspection

Please take your bike and kit to the technical inspection area (usually in the pit lane entrance). The Inspectors will check your bike and kit to make sure that it meets the basic requirements. They will issue you with a Wrist band which must be secured to your bikes handle bars.

 

08:45 Riders Briefing

ALL riders should attend the briefing usually held in the Pitlane Entrance. This is important to make sure that you are aware of any safety issues or alterations to the running etc that may affect you.

 

09:00 Practice begins

Please check the Race schedule and Running order posted online and up in race control to make sure you know which session you are out in and be in the holding area in plenty of time. We will not wait for you!!

 

05:30 Pit Lane Will Close

 

Day 2 (Race Day)

 

*** Times may vary at some circuits if they have a noise curfew in place ***

 

8:00 Rider Sign On

Only Riders who did not sign on on Saturday need to report to Race Control and hand in their pre filled in entry forms. If not pre entered online you will also need to pay your ON THE DAY Entry Fee.  Please view the Days Schedule & Running Order which will be displayed. Make yourself aware of which session you are in and when you need to be ready in the holding area.

 

08:00 Technical Inspection

If you didn’t attend the Saturday event, please take your bike and kit to the technical inspection area (usually in the pit lane entrance). The Inspectors will check your bike and kit to make sure that it meets the basic requirements. They will issue you with a Wrist band which must be secured to your bikes handle bars.

 

08:45 Compulsory Riders Briefing

ALL riders must attend the briefing usually held in the Pitlane Entrance. After the briefing each rider will be issued with a Riders Race Pass Band this must be worn on the wrist at all times (This is a separate colour for Sunday). Failure to display the band when asked will result you being excluded from the points and not being able to join the circuit until you have reported to race control and had the briefing. If involved in an incident on track resulting in the Medic attending. They will remove your rider pass band and you will not be permitted to rejoin the event until the chief medical officer has deemed you safe to ride and issued you with a new band.

 

09:00 Warm Up begins

Please check the Race schedule and Running order posted online and up in race control to make sure you know which session you are out in and be in the holding area in plenty of time. We will not wait for you!!

Each class will be given a minimum of 5mins practice at the start of the day.

 

10:30 Qualifying

Please check the Race schedule and Running order posted online and up in race control to make sure you know which session you are out in and be in the holding area in plenty of time. We will not wait for you!!

 

12:00 Race 1

Please check the Qualifying results both online here or the printed versions displayed in the club house. Make yourself aware of your qualifying position which will be your grid (or if two groups in your class which group you have qualified in)  position for the races. Please make sure you are in the holding area in plenty of time for your race. We will not wait for you!!

 

14:30 Race 2

Please check the Qualifying results both online here or the printed versions displayed in the club house. Make yourself aware of your qualifying position which will be your grid (or if two groups in your class which group you have qualified in)  position for the races. Please make sure you are in the holding area in plenty of time for your race. We will not wait for you!!

 

17:00 Pit Lane Will Close

 

1 Day Events (Winter Series)

 

08:00 Rider Sign On

Please attend race control to hand in your sign on forms (and event licence application form if non member) and pay the ON THE DAY Entry Fee. Please view the Days Schedule & Running Order which will be displayed. Make yourself aware of which session you are in and when you need to be ready in the holding area.

 

08:00 Technical Inspection

Please take your bike and kit to the inspection area (usually in the pit lane entrance). The Technical Inspectors will check your bike and kit to make sure that it meets the basic requirements. They will issue you with a Wrist band which must be secured to your bikes handle bars.

 

08:45 Compulsory Riders Briefing

ALL riders must attend the briefing usually held in the Pitlane Entrance. After the briefing each rider will be issued with a Riders Race Pass Band this must be worn on the wrist at all times. Failure to display the band when asked will result you being excluded from the points and not being able to join the circuit until you have reported to race control and had the briefing. If involved in an incident on track resulting in the Medic attending. They will remove your rider pass band and you will not be permitted to rejoin the event until the chief medical officer has deemed you safe to ride and issued you with a new band.

 

09:00 Practice begins

Please check the Race schedule and Running order posted online and up in race control to make sure you know which session you are out in and be in the holding area in plenty of time. We will not wait for you!!

 

10:15 Qualifying begins

Please check the Race schedule and Running order posted online and up in race control to make sure you know which session you are out in and be in the holding area in plenty of time. We will not wait for you!!

 

12:00 Race 1

Please check the Qualifying results both online here or the printed versions displayed in the club house. Make yourself aware of your qualifying position which will be your grid position for the races. Please make sure you are in the holding area in plenty of time for your race. We will not wait for you!!

 

14:00 Race 2

Please check the Qualifying results both online here or the printed versions displayed in the club house. Make yourself aware of your qualifying position which will be your grid position for the races. Please make sure you are in the holding area in plenty of time for your race. We will not wait for you!!

 

16:30 Pit Lane Will Close

 

17:00 Trophy Presentation for previous round will be held in the Clubhouse

ELIGIBLE RIDERS

Open to all riders 9 years and above with a recognised Race or Full Road Bike Licence.  ie IOPD / ACU / MCF etc

ELIGIBLE BIKES

All Bikes that conform to British Mini Bikes 2018 regulations are eligible to race.

STOCK CLASS =  All bikes in the team must comply with  BMB Junior SM 140 / Mini GP / SM Stock 140 / SM Stock 160  regulations.

 

OPEN CLASS   = If any of the team use a BMB SuperMini Elite  Class Bike ( Pitbike up to 200cc, Honda Crf 150 or 112cc 2 Stroke bike ) then the team must enter in to the Open Class .

 

HOW THE EVENT WILL RUN

RIDER SIGN ON  1:00hr before Event Start Time (see calendar as varies from track to track) 

Each team member must report to the signing on desk and hand in their signed Entry forms, the Team Captain must pay the entry fee and hire transponder fee if applicable. The transponder will need to be used on each of the teams bikes to record their position in the race and the number of laps they have completed etc. You will need a Tag Heure RC transponder holder attached to each bike to enable the transponder to be easily removed and fitted  during the pit stops procedure. Spare holders will be available on the day at £5 each

RIDERS BREIFING  15mins before Event Start Time (see calendar as varies from track to track)

 ALL  Team members MUST attend the riders breifing to make sure they are aware of how the event will run and also any changes that have been made on the day that may affect them

QUALIFYING (45 to 60 mins depending on circuit)

The pitlane will open and remain open for 45 to 60 mins, during this time each team member must post a time. The fastest overall time set by the team will be used to determine their start postion. Only one team member can take to the track at any given time.

BREAK

There will be approx 15 MIN break for people to catch their breath , let their bikes cool down and take on some nourishment. During which time we will print out and publish the start positions for each team.

ENDURANCE RACE

This will be a Le Mans style start. Each team will be called forward one by one to take up their start position. One team member only must hold the bike in position, the designated start rider will form up directly opposite the bike on the other side of the track with their race attire on. When ready the starter will hold the flag high in the air (you are now under starters orders) At the drop of the flag the start rider must run to their team bike and start it, it MUST NOT be started by the team member holding the bike.

PIT STOPS

It is up to each team to decide when they make a pit stop / rider / bike change.  On entering the pit lane the rider must  STOP at the tape marker, turn off their machine and push it to the designated change over / refuelling area. Once in this area the bike can then either be refuelled for the next session or if swapping bikes the  transponder must be removed from the first bike and fitted into the holder on the next bike. The next rider must then push the bike out of the holding area  and ONCE OVER THE EXIT TAPE MARKER can start the bike ready to rejoin the race. Failure to stop at the tape marker or turn off the engine or restart the engine before the 2nd tape mark will result in a 5 LAP PENALTY to the offending team.

PIT LANE SAFETY

ONLY 2 team members can enter the Pitlane area at any given time, ALL spectators must remain OUTSIDE of the gated areas at ALL TIMES.

RACE END

At the chequered flag the Teams who have completed the most amount of laps within their class and will be the winners.

  • The riders must present their machines and all race kit to the Technical Inspection Officers between 07:30 hrs and 08:45hrs Saturday Morning (If entering just the Sunday you will need to do this Sunday morning)
  • Rider who fail to sign on and attend Technical Inspection before 8:45am will have to wait until the Admin Team or Scrutineer Team have time to process them and inspect their equipment. This may mean you miss first practice. The Solution – arrive in plenty of time.
  • ONBOARD CAMERAS – As of 2017 on wards ALL on board cameras must be fixed securely to the bike and CANNOT be worn on the body or helmet. This is a stipulation direct from the Permit Issuers and has also been requested by the Insurers. Please make sure the camera is fixed in place before you take your bike to the safety inspection area.
  • You will be issued with a Technical Inspection Band. This must be attached to the vehicles handle bars and be clearly visible. Failure to display the band may result in you not being able to enter the track and or loss of points.
  • If at any time during the event your machine is involved in an incident. The Marshalls or Officials may remove the Band. In this case you will need to present your machine to the scrutineering team to be re-inspected and issued with another band. Failure to display the band may result in you not being able to enter the track and or loss of points.
  • If you have more than one machine / helmet/ race wear you should present all of them to Technical inspection and obtain a pass band for each machine.
  • ALL Riders must report to Race Control and hand in their Filled In Sign on Forms between 07:30hrs and 08:45hrs Saturday morning (Sunday Morning if only doing the 1 day). A link to download these forms will have been emailed to you along with the entry confirmation. We do have blank copies available at rider sign on but pre-printing and filling in these forms will save a lot of time on the day.
  • RIDERS BREIFING – ALL Riders must attend the Riders briefing usually held in the Pitlane at 08:45hrs both Saturday and Sunday. This is important as there may well be vital safety information or changes to the schedule etc that you need to be made aware of. After Riders briefing each rider must collect a Riders Pass wrist band from the Paddock Marshal.  If you are involved in an incident that requires the Medic to attend your wrist band will be removed. You cannot continue to ride in the meeting until the Medical Officer has passed you fit to ride and has issued you with a replacement wrist band. Riders who fail to display this band on their wrist when asked to do so will have their points removed.

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

LARGE GRIDS –

The Grids with Large entry Levels (Stock 140 / Vets / Stock 160/ Superminis) will be awarded points from 1st to 45th place as follows:

1st Place = 60

2nd Place = 50

3rd Place = 45

4th Place = 42

5th Place = 41

6th Place = 40

7th Place = 39

and so on down to 45th Place = 1 point.

This allows as many people as possible to be included in the championship battles and tables.

SMALLER GRIDS –

The Grids with Smaller entry Levels (Open, Junior SM140/90, Mini GP 140/110) will be awarded points from 1st to 15th place as follows:

1st Place = 25

2nd Place = 20

3rd Place = 16

4th Place = 13

5th Place = 11

6th Place = 10

7th Place =9

and so on down to 15th Place = 1 point.

To qualify for points in a race a rider must take the start (from either their grid position or the pit lane entrance), must take the chequered flag and must have completed at least 2/3rds race distance.

TROPHIES

Trophies will be awarded at each round for the overall winners in each class  as follows.

Over 8 Entries in a class = 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall

5 to 8 Entries in a class = 1st and 2nd Overall

1 to 4 Entries in a class = 1st Overall Only

In the event of of a Tie in overall points in a round the positions will be determined on the fastest Lap set during the Races.

CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHIES –

Trophies will be awarded at the annual presentation / dinner dance event as follows:

Over 8 Entries in a class = 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall

5 to 8 Entries in a class = 1st and 2nd Overall

1 to 4 Entries in a class = 1st Overall Only

In the event of of a Tie in overall points  the championship positions will be determined on the highest amount of race wins, 2nd places and if necessary 3rd places.

PRACTICE

  • Riders will commence practice under the instructions of the Start Officials.
  • The duration of each practice session will commence from the time the pit lane opens and will finish (chequered flag) not less than 5 minutes later.
  • The end of practice will be indicated by the waving of a chequered flag at which time the pit exit will be closed. A rider’s time will continue to be recorded until they pass the finish line after the allotted time has lapsed.
  • If practice is interrupted due to an incident or any other reason then a red flag will be displayed at the start line and at marshals posts. All riders must return slowly to the pit lane or as otherwise instructed by the Marshals under the direction of the Clerk of the Course.
  • When the practice is restarted the time remaining will be decided by the Clerk of the Course & Race Direction..

 

TIMED PRACTICE & QUALIFYING

 

  • Where identical times are recorded by more than one rider in the official qualifying practice session for the race 2nd fastest lap will be taken from each rider as a tie break.
  • If for any reason a timed lap cannot be set during qualifying due to timing equipment failure the class session will be rerun in full after the other classes have qualified.
  • In the event of a total malfunction in the timing system occurs before qualifying can be run, grid positions for the races will be taken from Championship positions.
  • Riders must only join the circuit for their form up lap when instructed to do so by the Pit lane Marshal.
  • Once the first Rider takes their position on the Grid the Pit lane entrance will be effectively closed. Riders who fail to take to the circuit before then will be made to start from the pit lane entrance when all riders on the grid have passed.
  • All riders must make themselves aware of their qualifying position and their place on the grid. Where the circuit does not have a numbered grid, we will lay out numbered markers where possible just to the side of the grid position to enable the rider to identify their grid spot.
  • In the case of a Junior Rider we require one of the Parents or Team Member (wearing a Hi Viz Bib) to stand on the grid in the position their rider is to stop at.
  • If a rider finds another rider in their grid position they should hold their hand High in the air. The Grid Marshall will come and sort them into the correct position before giving the all clear to the Flag Marshall.
  • Once all riders are in the correct position the Grid Marshall will if necessary blow a whistle to signify that all parents / team members must clear the Grid. They will then signal the all clear from the rear of the grid.
  • The Flag Marshall will be positioned in the center of the track in front of the grid. At the all clear signal, he will hold start flag high in the air. Riders are then under starters orders.
  • Once ready the Flag Marshall will then proceed to the side of the track with the flag still held high. At a time of their choosing will drop the flag to signify the start of the race.
  • If a rider stalls on the grid they must stay in position and Hold their hand up high in the air. They must remain on the bike until all riders have passed before attempting to push the bike clear or push start it. All Parents or Team members must stay clear of the grid until all the riders have passed the stricken rider for theirs and the other riders safety.
  • JUMP STARTS. If a Jump start is reported by the Officials or other source it will be investigated post race / meeting (depending on time available) by using the Start line camera. If the rider is deemed to have gained an advantage they will receive a minimum 15 sec time penalty to be added to their race finish time.
  • All Junior riders must have either a Parent or Member of their Team available in the center of the track to help recover fallen riders and machines etc. They are there to help ALL riders not just their own Juniors. A HI Viz Bib / Jacket must be worn. You must remain at least 3m from the edge of the circuit unless recovering / helping a stricken rider.
  • GREEN – The track is clear racing can commence
  • YELLOW & RED STRIPE – Rain, Oil or other substance is affecting adhesion on this section of the track.
  • CHEQUERED BLACK AND WHITE FLAG – This flag will be waved at the finish line on track level to indicate the finish of race or practice session.
  • STATIC YELLOW FLAG – When shown stationary at the flag marshal post this flag indicates danger ahead. No overtaking is permitted
  • WAVED YELLOW FLAG – When shown waved at the flag marshal post this flag indicates that the danger is more imminent. The riders must be prepared to stop.  Overtaking is forbidden up until after the incident.  Any Infringement of this rule during a practice session will result in the cancellation of the time of the lap during which the infraction occurred. In case of infringement of this rule during the race, a time penalty will be imposed. In both cases, further penalties (such as fine – suspension) may also be imposed.
  • RED FLAG – When the race or practice is being interrupted. On instructions from the Clerk of the Course Red Lights and/or waved Red Flags will be displayed around the circuit. Riders must stop racing/practice and proceed as instructed by the Marshals. Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with one of the following penalties: fine – disqualification – withdrawal of Championship points – The red flag may also be used to close the track.
  • BLACK FLAG – This flag is used to convey instructions to one rider only and is displayed motionless together with the rider’s number or when no number available pointed directly at the rider in question. The rider must stop at the pits at the end of the current lap and report to the pitlane marshall. In the case of a mechanical issue with the bike or riders kit this may be corrected and the rider can rejoin the race at the pitlane marshalls instruction. If the Black Flag was issued for any other reason the rider will be instructed to appear in front of the Clerk of Course. Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with one or more of the following penalties: fine – disqualification – withdrawal of Championship points – suspension

RED FLAG PROCEDURE

If a red flag is issued during a race the following will apply

 

  • If less than 3 laps have been completed the race will be restarted from original qualifying positions and will run the race distance less 3 laps.
  • If more than 3 laps, but less than 2/3rds Race distance has been completed the race will be restarted from race positions from the finish of the lap before the flag was issued and will run race distance less 3 laps.
  • If more than 2/3rds race distance has been completed the race will be deemed finished and the positions taken from the crossing of the line before the flag was issued.
  • If after a red flag incident the rider causing the flag to be issued cannot immediately be determined , the riders will be allowed to take their place on the grid and complete the race. After further investigation using the track side cameras and referring to officials the rider will be excluded and their points removed for that race.

BEHAVIOUR DURING PRACTICE & RACE

RIDERS MUST OBEY THE FLAG SIGNALS, THE LIGHT SIGNALS, AND THE BOARDS WHICH CONVEY INSTRUCTIONS. ANY INFRINGEMENT TO THIS RULE WILL BE PENALISED ACCORDINGLY

 

  • Riders must ride in a responsible manner which does not cause danger to other competitors or participants, either on the track or in the pit-lane. Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with one of the following penalties: fine – time penalty – disqualification – withdrawal of Championship points –
  • Riders should use only the track and the pit-lane. However, if a rider accidentally leaves the track then they may rejoin it at the place indicated by the marshals or at a place which does not provide an advantage to them. If in a race any position or advantage gained must be given back by allowing the following rider/s back through when safe to do so. Any infringement of this rule during the practices or warm up will be penalised by the cancellation of the lap time concerned and during the race, by a time penalty. Further penalties (such as fine – disqualification – withdrawal of Championship points) may also be imposed.
  • Any repairs or adjustments along the race track must be made by the rider working alone with absolutely no outside assistance.
  • To qualify for points in a race a rider must take the start (from either their grid position or the pit lane entrance), must take the chequered flag and must have completed at least 2/3rds race distance.
  • If the rider intends to retire, then they must park the motorcycle in a safe area as indicated by the marshals.
  • If the rider encounters a problem with the machine which will result in their retirement from the practice or the race, then they should not attempt to tour at reduced speed to the pits but should pull off the track and park their machine in a safe place as indicated by the marshals. If possible they can ride the machine back to the pits on the cool down lap after the last rider has taken the chequered flag.
  • Riders are not permitted to return slowly to the pits for any reason during practice or racing.
  • Riders may enter the pits during the race, but taking the machine out of the pits into the paddock is not permitted and will be deemed as a retirement. Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with a disqualification.
  • Riders who stop their engines in the pits may be assisted to re-start their motorcycle by the mechanics.
  • Riders are not allowed to transport another person on their machine or to be transported by another rider on his machine.
  • Riders who fall from their machine and are treated by the track medic are not permitted to continue with the practice or race until passed fit by the Medical Officer and the machine re-inspected by technical control. New wrist / Bar bands will be issued for this purpose/ Any infringement of this rule will result in the rider being disqualified from the remainder of the practice session or race and may result in further penalties.
  • Riders must not ride or push their motorcycles in the opposite direction of the circuit, either on the track or in the pit lane, unless doing so under the direction of an Official.
  • No signal of any kind may pass between a moving motorcycle and anyone connected with the motorcycle’s entrant or rider, save for the signal from the time keeping transponder, or legible messages on a pit board or body movements by the rider. Automatic timing devices, provided they do not disrupt official timekeeping methods, are allowed
  • As from March 2017 onwards the carrying of on board cameras is only permitted when firmly attached to the vehicle and CANNOT be worn by the rider. This is a stipulation by our Insurers and endorsed by our permit issuers.. The Camera must be attached when having the vehicle scrutineered and must be approved by the Safety Officer at the time.
  • In the interest of safety, a rider may not stop his machine on the racing surface during the slow down lap, when returning to the pits after the chequered flag.
  • Stopping on the track during practices and races is forbidden. During the practice sessions and warm ups, practice starts are permitted, when it is safe to do so, at the pit lane exit before joining the track.

BEHAVIOUR IN THE PADDOCK

 

  • Riders and their Family / Team Members must behave in a responsible and respectful manner at all times. Verbal or Physical abuse of other riders, spectators, officials or other team members will not be tolerated.
  • The riding of race machines outside of the track and holding areas is STRICTLY PROHIBITED at ALL TIMES. The areas that a machine can be ridden in will be pointed out during riders briefing.
  • The riding of Push Bikes, Cycles, Roller, blades and Scooters is STRICTLY PROHIBITED at ALL TIMES anywhere within the circuit boundaries (Paddock, Pitlane or Support Roads). Please do not bring them with you.

As it seems some people cannot abide by the above regulations we will be employing extra paddock marshalls to help police the above at each round. The cost of which has contributed to the rise in Entry Fees.

Depending on the severity of the offence the Paddock Marshal or Official may issue you with a written warning. If an offence is committed again you or a team member / family member you are their to support will lose their points for that round. Any further offence will result in you and the rider you support being excluded from attending any further BMB Events possibly including Track day.

FIRE PRECAUTIONS

 

  • Smoking within the Pitlane area or on the Circuit is Strictly prohibited
  • Each working vehicle and /or Awning in the Paddock should have a 2 Kg (minimum) dry powder fire extinguisher available for immediate use in the event of a paddock fire.
  • A fire extinguisher will be available at the front of the Pitlane / Holding area and at all Marshall points.

CONTROL OF EXHAUST NOISE LEVEL

 

  • ALL the circuits we race and practice at are under increasing pressure to minimise the noise emmissions  and have in place a strict noise level. The BMB are now pro active in this field and have now enforced maximum noise levels for all bikes racing with us. This is in every bodies interests as failure to do so will lead to the loss of circuits to race at.
  • The Clerk of the Course will disqualify any machine which exceeds the maximum permitted sound level, or which in his opinion is deemed to be excessively noisy.
  • Noise limit in force for all machines is a maximum of 98db/A when tested track side / drive by and 105dB/A at a static test
  • For static testing 4000 rpm will be used. The noise test will be conducted with the microphone placed at 1 metre from the exhaust pipe at an angle of 45° measured from the centre-line of the exhaust end and at the height of the exhaust pipe, but at least 20 cm above the ground. If this is not possible, the measurement can be taken at 45° The driver shall keep his engine running out of gear and shall increase the engine speed until it reaches the specified Revolutions Per Minute (RPM). Measurements must be taken when the specified RPM is reached. Due to the similarity of the piston stroke in different engine configurations within the capacity classes, the noise test will be conducted at a fixed RPM. For reference only, the mean piston speed at which the noise test is conducted, is calculated at 11m/sec (4-stroke engines).
  • A machine which does not comply with the noise limits may be presented several times at prerace control.

SAFETY CLOTHING

  • HELMETS – must have the latest ACU gold sticker or marked to comply with ECE 22.05 (the Euro equivalent). The helmet and visor must be in good condition and undamaged. If more than one helmet could or will be used during the meeting both must comply with these conditions and both must be presented for morning safety inspection.
  • LEATHERS – Must be in good condition with no holes. Zips and fastening must work effectively and should be fitted with body armour and back protection. A separate back protector must be worn by all Junior riders and is highly recommended to be used by seniors also. Two Piece leathers can be used but must zip together correctly and be zipped together when riding.
  • BOOTS – These must be full length (not ankle boots) and offer good protection with no holes or splits.
  • GLOVES – These must be of good quality leather and fitted with adequate knuckle and wrist protection.
  • BODY PIERCINGS AND RINGS ETC – It is recommended that all body piercing, studs, rings etc. are removed. Competitors are advised not to wear hand, face or body jewellery/piercings which could prove hazardous in the event of an accident. The mouth should be kept clear of anything likely to cause a blockage of the airway in the event of an incident, e.g. chewing gum. Long hair must be tucked inside the helmet / leathers at all times.

 

CAMPING AND GENERAL BEHAVIOUR AT THE CIRCUIT

 

  • CAMPING – All of the circuits will allow you to camp over on the Friday and Saturday evening but under certain conditions below

 

  • GENERATORS – These must be turned off between midnight and 6.00am.

 

  • NO RUNNING ENGINES – Race engines must not be started after 6pm and before 9am (10am at some circuits). Failure to observe this rule will result in the offender being asked to leave the venue.

 

  • TRACK WALK – You may walk the circuit between 07:30 and 8:45 Saturday and Sunday Mornings. The circuit is out of bounds except for racing at all other times.

 

  • PARENTS – Please make sure your children are supervised and that you are aware of where and what they are doing at all times.

 

  • SHOWERS / WC – These are provided by the circuit for your convenience, please do not abuse these facilities and make sure that they are left clean and serviceable.

 

  • STAY WITHIN THE CIRCUITS BOUNDARIES – The surrounding fields, paddock, roads and areas adjacent to the circuit are strictly out of bounds. Please remain within the Circuit Parameter at all times. Between the hours of 19:00 and 07:00 all areas except the Showers, WC and Camping areas are out of bounds. Please if you are camping over remain within these areas at all times.

 

  • RUBBISH / UNWANTED SPARES – Please make sure when vacating your camping / paddock area that you bag up all your waste and either place it in the bins provided or take it away with you. Please take with you any unwanted spares and tyres. These are NOT to be left at the circuit as we will be charged for disposing of them.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR JUNIOR RIDERS

 

  • SIGNING ON – Please make sure that a Juniors Parent or the Legal Guardian signs the entry form and is present when handing in at race control.
  • NOVICES – Unless a child of under 14 has a Race Licence issued by 1 of the 12 Department of Transport appointed Governing Bodies for Motorsport in the UK, they will deemed as a novice. They must  wear a HI VIZ bib. After each event competing as a novice they must get their issued Novice Licence signed by the Clerk of the Course. After 5 signatures they will be deemed competent and issued with a full IOPD Race licence. They are then free to race as normal and no longer have to wear a HI VIZ bib etc.
  • PARENT / TEAM MARSHALLING – When ever a Junior is taking part in a session, either practice, qualifying or race, the juniors parent or member of their team must be trackside to help recover stricken riders. They MUST be wearing a HI VIZ bib/vest. Please remember you are there to help ALL Juniors not just your own rider. At each circuit we will allocate zones to segment the circuit fairly.  Each of the Juniors nominated marshals will be allocated a zone to start the day, this will be displayed in race control. It is requested that the parents / team members  rotate positions spread around the circuit so that to provide adequate recovery cover for stricken riders ie if allocated zone 1 for Practice 1 the marshall should then move to zone 2 for 2nd practice and so on through out the day. They should then stay within that zone for the duration of that session. The Parents or Team members Marshalling are there to supervise the recovery and where applicable restarting of fallen riders. They are NOT there to give signals and coaching to their own riders and should be concentrating on what is happening around them and not on other parts of the track. Except when recovering or aiding riders, they should maintain a distance of no less than 3 mtrs from the edge of the track. Parents / Team Members waving their hands around at the edge of the track and running from one side of the track to the other are 1) Distracting other riders as well as their own from concentrating on their riding and therefore creating a hazard. 2) Not Concentrating themselves on helping other riders that may have come to a halt or fallen in their designated areas. If a parent or team member repeatedly fails to observe the above their rider will not be allocated points.
  • GRIDDING UP – Once the Junior Rider has taken to the track on their form up lap the riders Parent or Team Member must position themselves on the start grid in the position the rider has qualified in. They must be wearing a HI VIZ vest and follow the Grid Marshalls instructions at all time. Once the Grid has formed up if necessary the Grid Marshall will blow a whistle. ALL Parents / Team Members must then clear the grid and stand atleast 3m from the side of the circuit.
  • STALLING ON THE GRID – In the event a rider stalls their machine before the start flag has dropped the rider must hold their hand high in the air. The grid Marshal will raise the flag at the rear of the grid to signal that the race should not be started. They will then signal the team that they can return to the rider to restart them. Once clear the start process will commence again. If the rider stalls at the start they MUST STAY ON THE VEHICLE and hold their hand high in the air. Parents / team members must not return to the grid until every rider has passed the stalled machine before they cross the track to restart them.
  • PROGRESSION OF JUNIOR RIDERS – Our permit issuers and Governing body (IOPD) have given us permission for Junior Riders to join a Senior Class early only under the following conditions.
  • 1) They must hold a FULL race licence issued by 1 of the 12 Department of Transport appointed Governing Bodies. Or an Internationally Recognised Body and have a proven track record of racing with them.
  • 2) They are capable of consistently lapping within 7% of the groups leading riders lap time set at that circuit.
  • 3) They are deemed competent by Race Direction of being able to ride within that class.
  • 4) The rider must have completed the full previous race season with the championship.

 

  • Its worth mentioning that although we are all for Junior Rider Progression this must not be at the detriment of the enjoyment of the existing riders within the group the junior wishes to go up into.  If we feel this may be the case we may approach the existing riders within the senior group to see that they agree to the Junior joining them (this will be achieved by a private online ballot). The Rider /Parents or Team Members may not approach the riders directly or canvass them in anyway as the existing riders must not feel pressured to give consent. Failure to observe this point will result in a failed application.

 

  • If all the above conditions are met, the rider will be allowed to join the grid but will be wearing a HI VIZ Bib for 5 races. If after those 5 races no incident involving them has been reported to the Clerk of The Course or Race Control and after assessment they feel they are safe to ride, they will be granted permission to join the class permanently. Once a Junior Rider has been promoted to a Senior class they are therefore deemed a senior and therefore can no longer race in a Junior Class.
  • If you wish to move your child up into a senior group class please email the organisers at info@britishminibikes.com. Please remember that moving your child up too early may result in a slowing in their progress rather than helping develop it.

 

NOTE –   Although we are keen to help develop young riders we MUST ALWAYS consider the following:

  • The upcoming riders safety and ability to compete
  • The existing riders in the classes safety
  • The enjoyment of the sport and more specifically the riders of the class the Junior is moving up into. They at no time should feel their enjoyment of their class has been compromised in anyway by the allowing of the younger rider to compete alongside them.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

I Understand that by entering I hereby agree with the persons, organisations, British Minibikes (BMB Racing Ltd)  and Land Owners (hereafter called the organisers) that I am by this agreement entitled to participate in the Motorcycle meetings as held for 2019 on the terms and conditions set out in this document.

I also acknowledge and agree that ALL videos or photographs taken by me or a member of my team or associates remain the sole property of British Minibikes (BMB Racing Ltd) and that permission should be sought from them before publication (except for personal use).

By entering I acknowledge that I have studied the Rules and Regulations for my class and the meeting in general found on the website here http://www.britishminibikes.com/regulations and I agree to abide by these rules and regulations at all times. It is also understood that in aid to keep the Stock classes fair, I may be asked to attend scrutineering and to strip my engine for inspection to make sure it complies with the regulations and specifications for the class I have entered. I also understand and agree to the fact that it is my or my teams responsibility to strip and rebuild the engine and neither the BMB or the scrutineers will take any responsibility for the correct rebuilding of the engine. The Scrutineers can offer advice and help but it is my or my Teams responsibility to make sure the works are completed properly.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS, DANGERS AND OBLIGATIONS
I ACKNOWLEDGE that motor racing is dangerous and that by engaging in the sport and PARTICIPATING in meetings, I take and am exposed to certain risks and dangers and am under certain obligations as follows:
a) that I may be injured, physically, mentally or fatally.
b) that my machinery or equipment may be damaged, lost or destroyed
c) that other competitors may ride dangerously or with lack of skill
d) that track or event conditions may be hazardous and may vary without warning or predictability
e) that organisers, officials, landowners/track operators and any agents or representatives of those in charge of race meetings are frequently obliged to make decisions under pressure of time and/or events and that I agree to abide by these decisions.
f) that any policy of or in respect of my life or physical or mental health may be void
g) that I have an obligation to myself and to others to compete safely and within the rules of that competition
h) that I am not under the influence of intoxicating drink or drugs
i) that I am medically fit to participate in this event(s)

INDEMNITY GIVEN TO ORGANISERS
By entering an event I AGREE TO INDEMNIFY the organisers and each of them in the following manner:
a) that I participate in the meetings at my sole risk and responsibility
b) that I accept the venue as it stands with all or any defects hidden or exposed
c) that I indemnify and hold harmless the organisers, landowners, the occupier, their servants and officials against any actions or claims or liability for any damage, loss or injury I/we may suffer arising in any way out of the event(s)

THIRD PARTY INDEMNITY WHERE RIDER IS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE
By entering my child for a British Minibikes (BMB Racing Ltd) event  hereby acknowledge:
a) that I/we have read the whole of this document and understand it
b) that I/we consent to the rider participating in race meetings AND
c) that I/we are aware of the risks, dangers and obligations
In consideration of the applicant being accepted as a rider

SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE POLICY FOR CLUB MEMBERS

  1. Why do we have a Club Policy?

As a Club, we need to make clear what is and isn’t acceptable for Club officials and members to post online, with particular regard to club discussions, on track and racing incidents, judicial matters, our sporting and technical regulations, dealing with fellow competitors, general club and paddock rumours and speculation, the Club’s management and views on race meeting officials.

Social media, and Facebook in particular, is an extremely powerful tool both in terms of communications and interactivity. It provides a valued platform for motorsport competitors and enthusiasts alike.

Since it is all in the public domain, interactive and open-ended, there is however a more significant onus of responsibility on club members to behave courteously, politely and without becoming significantly provocative to others. No-one is suggesting that we should simply discourage the use of social media since it offers more positives than negatives.

But we do ask that Club members use this policy to avoid some of the common pitfalls that can arise; and help social media to be used in a responsible way, for the benefit of the club.

  1. Guidelines
  • Club members should present themselves online as they would when meeting face to face
  • avoid posting anything that could be seen as aggressive, deliberately controversial or disparaging towards fellow members, race competitors, race meeting officials or the Club
  • This includes not only comments but also deliberately provocative media, whether posts on websites, blogs and forums or the likes of videos/memes and social media.
  • Members are reminded that they are participating in a sport, and sporting decisions are governed largely by volunteers.
  • Abuse towards club and sporting officials is as unacceptable online as it is in person.
  • If you feel a sporting decision is incorrect then IOPD procedures should be followed to appeal rather than posting online vilification
  • Whether you are on social media or are a person with your own website/blog.
  1. The Legal Position
  • It is worth remembering that any statements written and published online (whether on social media or a personal website) that are judged by a court of law to defame the character of a person, business or organisation are no different to those same words in written print and are equally libellous and open the writer to legal action.
  • That is why this Club insists that its entire membership is bound by the above policy
  • As such, the Club reserves the right to cancel any Club membership should online actions of an individual – or persons representing an individual – contravene the above guidelines

NOTE OF INTEREST:

The four-wheeled motorsport Governing Body, the MSA, has published their own Guidance and we are in full agreement with their Policy – which states:

General Guidance from MSA’s Social Media Policy

• Don’t write something that you wouldn’t be prepared to say to someone face to face.

• When posting on a social media website, assume that anybody can access that post.

• Determine whether you are participating in a personal or official capacity and consider whether your opinions and activity are appropriate in that context.

• Remember that participating in social media results in your comments being permanently available and open to being re-published by other media outlets. It should be assumed that anything published in social media will remain available indefinitely, even if it is deleted from the original site.

• Respect confidentiality, stay within the legal framework and be aware that safeguarding, libel, slander, copyright and data protection laws apply.

• Be aware that your interaction with social media may attract interest from the wider media, so proceed with caution whether you are participating in an official or personal capacity.

• Never use social media to insult anyone directly or indirectly.

• MSA Members who hold a position of trust and/or responsibility over young people (ie those under 18 years of age) in the course of their duties should be very careful when interacting with those young people via social media.

• You should be mindful at all times that MSA regulations and UK law continue to be applicable

/… March 2018

POST RACE SCRUTINEERING AND COMPLIANCE CHECKS

 

  • From March 2018 onward a Random Inspection policy will be employed by a dedicated  team. This means that regardless of your position within a race the scrutineer may randomly select you to attend scrutineering and have your vehicle inspected and possibly stripped to check it complies with your class. This is a method of making sure the classes are policed correctly with not just front runner vehicles checked but also vehicles from the front, middle and back of the grids. The Scrutineering officers may ask the rider / team to remove the cylinder head etc of your machine for inspection. They will then check measurements taken with the list of allowed dimensions and tolerances allowed within your class regulations for your engine. They can if required advise you on how to strip the engine but they are not obliged to strip it for you. If a rider refuses to strip there vehicle for inspection or they are found to be running a bike / engine that does not comply with the class regulations they will be excluded from the meeting and their points accrued to date removed from the championship table.
  • If instructed by the paddock marshall to report to the scrutineering team, the rider must do so immediately before removing the machine from the Parc Ferme or Pitlane. Failure to do so will result in exclusion and the loss of all points for the meeting.
  • The Scrutineering Official will inspect you and your machine to make sure that everything complies with both the General rules and regulations and also the specific class regulations that the rider is taking part in. It is the Rider’s, Team or Parents responsibility to strip the engine of the vehicle if instructed to do so by the scrutineering team ready for technical inspection but this must be done under their supervision within the designated scrutineering area only.

WHILST SIGNING ON AND BY TAKING PART IN A CONTROLLED STOCK CLASS YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE FACT THAT YOU OR YOUR TEAM MAY BE ASKED TO STRIP THE ENGINE SO THAT IT CAN BE INSPECTED TO MAKE SURE IT COMPLIES WITH THE CLASS REGULATIONS THAT YOU ARE RIDING IN. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO ABIDE BY THE ABOVE PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE EVENT OR ENTER INTO AN OPEN / UNRESTRICTED CLASS IF AVAILABLE.

OFFICIAL COMPLIANCE PROTEST PROCEDURE

If at any time during an event a Rider or their representative feel that another riders vehicle may not comply to the class regulations, they can lodge an official protest.

The form (available at race control) must be completed and handed in to either the Clerk of the Course or Race Direction and must be accompanied by a £100 deposit. The rider in questions vehicle will then be brought to scrutineering after the riders final race and they will be asked to remove the head and barrel. The vehicle will be checked against the listed allowed dimensions and tolerances for their class. If the vehicle proves to be compliant the rider will be awarded the deposit held in form of compensation. If however the vehicle fails to comply the protester will be refunded the deposit and the Rider will be excluded and their points removed from the championship table.

A rider or team can only apply for a compliance inspection against a particular rider once per season. However other riders / teams are free to apply for the compliance check against that same rider at any time in the season.