CLASS REGULATIONS
AND RULES

AGE  6 to 14

  • The class is open to all riders aged 6  & above but they must have been deemed competent to race by attending & assessed by M4 Karting Mini Moto Academy or individually assessed by a BMB Official or Trainer as competent before they will be allowed to take part in a qualifying or race session.

MINIMUM OVERALL WEIGHT

  • N/A

 

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

  • Open to any Blata, GRC, DM, TeVo, Stamas, ZPF other chassis possible via approval

ENGINE

  • Blata 39cc RM engine with 10mm restrictor fitted, Reed petals and air filter may be changed, the clutch may also be changed
MAX BHP MAX TORQUE lbft
TBA TBA

 

EXHAUST

  • 1piece Blata supplied exhaust with any silencer. However, the noise output level must be no more than 105DBa when tested using the static test method or 98DBa when tested by the Drive-By test method.

SUSPENSION

  • N/A

CONTROLS

  • N/A

BRAKES

  • Factory-fit cable or hydraulic brakes, aftermarket hydraulics must use a manufactured bracket and not homemade.

CARB & FUEL

  • Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.
  • Dellorto PHVA14 or PHBG15 Carb only

TYRES 

  • 6.5″ PMT Tyres

 

CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT

  • 1 Piece minimoto or full leather suit, minimoto race boots, leather gloves, full face ACU approved helmet, and back protector

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 racing as close as possible. We all want cost affecting close competitive racing and not chequebook racing.

AGE  7 to 10

  • The class is open to all riders aged 7 (year of their 7th birthday must fall within the mainchampionship season) & above but they must be able to hold themselves up on the machine when stationery and also be able to pull away and stop on their own unaided.

 

MINIMUM OVERALL WEIGHT

  • Not Applicable

 

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

  • Lucky MX 90
  • CW SM 90
  • M2R SM 90
  • 10Ten SM 90
  • SYMoto 90 Bambino
  • IMR Copa Cup 90

 

ENGINE

  • Engine Max Output Levels when tested post race on the trackside Mini Bike Dyno
MAX BHP MAX TORQUE lbft
7.9 5.5
  • YX 88cc or Lifan 88cc semi auto, fully auto or manual engine. The engine must comply with the maximum output specifications for the class as shown above.
  • Electric start engines will be allowed as long as the Battery is 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.
  • Lightened Outer or inner rotor kits are allowed.
  • carb up to 22mm measured at the venturi. No Flat sides
  • Jetting open.
  • Exhaust open. However, the noise output level must be no more than 105DBa when tested using the static test method or 98DBa when tested by Drive-By test method.

SUSPENSION

  • Front forks can be replaced with a fully adjustable upside-down system.
  • Rear Shock can be replaced with a maximum retail price of £199 when new and must be readily available from suppliers to all customers.

 

CONTROLS

  • Quick Action Throttles can be fitted
  • Rear Brake can be either foot or thumb-operated.

 

BRAKES

  • Open but both Front and rear must be fully operational and work independently of each other.

 

FUEL

  • Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

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

 

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 racing as close as possible. We all want cost affecting close competitive racing and not chequebook racing.

AGE  7 to 10

  • The class is open to all riders aged 7 (year of their 7th birthday must fall within the main championship season) & above but they must be able to hold themselves up on the machine when stationery and also be able to pull away and stop on their own unaided.

MINIMUM OVERALL WEIGHT

  • Not Applicable

 

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

  • IMR MGP 10
  • Ohvale GP0 10″
  • Bucci GP 10
  • Predator 10 90
  • GRC MGP 10′

 

ENGINE

  • Engine Max Output Levels when tested post-race on the trackside Mini Bike Dyno
MAX BHP MAX TORQUE lbft
7.9 5.5
  • YX 88cc or Lifan 88cc semi auto, fully auto, or manual engine. The engine must comply with the maximum output specifications for the class as shown above.
  • Electric start engines will be allowed as long as the battery is 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.
  • Lightened Outer or inner rotor kits are allowed.
  • carb up to 22mm measured at the venturi. No Flat sides
  • Jetting open.
  • Exhaust open. However, the noise output level must be no more than 105DBa when tested using the static test method or 98DBa when tested by Drive-By test method.

SUSPENSION

  • Front forks can be replaced with a fully adjustable upside-down system.
  • Rear Shock can be replaced with a maximum retail price of £199 when new and must be readily available from suppliers to all customers.

 

CONTROLS

  • Quick Action Throttles can be fitted
  • Rear Brake can be either foot or thumb-operated.

 

BRAKES

  • Open but both Front and rear must be fully operational and work independently of each other.

 

FUEL

  • Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

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

 

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 racing as close as possible. We all want cost affecting close competitive racing and not chequebook racing.

 

AGE  9 to 14

  • The class is open to all riders aged 9 (year of their 9th birthday must fall within the main championship season) to 14 but they must be able to hold themselves up on the machine when stationery and also be able to pull away and stop on their own unaided.

MINIMUM OVERALL WEIGHT

  • The combined minimum weight of Bike, Rider and racing kit when measured post-race must not be less than 101 KG. Additional weight may be added to meet the weight limit up to a maximum of 10 kilos. The weight must be of the purpose-made type similar to that sold by Demon Tweaks Motorsport and must be firmly fitted underneath or behind the engine and must be securely fitted with drilled and lock wired bolts. All fitted ballast MUST be checked by the scrutineering team BEFORE you take to the circuit

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

  • Any Supermoto Style Pitbike with a maximum seat height of 84cm

ENGINE

  • Engine Max Output Levels when tested post-race on the trackside Mini Bike Dyno
MAX BHP MAX TORQUE lbft
15 10.5
  • YX140 or Zongshen 140 manual engines. The engine must comply with the maximum output specifications for the class as shown above.
  • Lightened Outer or inner rotor kits are allowed.
  • Variable ignition systems are allowed however the system may only be modified/mapped from within the stator and not via an external switch or mechanism.
  • carb up to 26mm measured at the venturi. No Flat sides
  • Jetting open.
  • Slipper Clutches are not allowed.
  • Exhaust open. However, the noise output level must be no more than 105DBa when tested using the static test method or 98DBa when tested by Drive-By test method.

SUSPENSION

  • Open

 

CONTROLS

  • Quick Action Throttles can be fitted
  • Rear Brake can be either foot or thumb-operated.

 

BRAKES

  • Open but both Front and rear must be fully operational and work independently of each other.

 

FUEL

  • Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

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

 

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 racing as close as possible. We all want cost affecting close competitive racing and not cheque book racing.

AGE  9 to 14

  • The class is open to all riders aged 9 (year of their 9th birthday must fall within the main championship season) to 14 but they must be able to hold themselves up on the machine when stationery and also be able to pull away and stop on their own unaided.

MINIMUM OVERALL WEIGHT

  • The combined minimum weight of Bike, Rider, and racing kit when measured post-race must not be less than 101 KG.  Additional weight may be added to meet the weight limit up to a maximum of 10 kilos. The weight must be of the purpose-made type similar to that sold by Demon Tweaks Motorsport and must be firmly fitted underneath or behind the engine and must be securely fitted with drilled and lock wired bolts. All fitted ballast MUST be checked by the scrutineering team BEFORE you take to the circuit

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

  • IMR MGP 10/12
  • Ohvale GPO
  • Bucci BR 10/12
  • Predator MGP 10/12
  • GRC MGP 10/12
  • KAYO MGP 150 Fitted with original Kayo Upright engine
  • Metrakit GP 50
  • Corse GP 50

ENGINE

  • Engine Max Output Levels when tested post-race on the trackside Mini Bike Dyno
MAX BHP MAX TORQUE lbft
15 10.5
  • 4 Stroke – YX140/110 or Zongshen 140/110 manual engines.  The Kayo MGP must be fitted with the Upright 150 engine as supplied by Kayo. The engine must comply with the maximum output specifications for the class as shown above.
  • 2 Stroke – Any single cylinder 2 stroke 50cc engine. The engine must comply with the maximum output specifications for the class as shown above.
  • Lightened Outer or inner rotor kits are allowed.
  • Variable ignition systems are allowed however the system may only be modified/mapped from within the stator and not via an external switch or mechanism.
  • carb up to 26mm measured at the venturi. No Flat sides
  • Jetting open.
  • Slipper Clutches are not allowed.
  • Exhaust open. However, the noise output level must be no more than 105DBa when tested using the static test method or 98DBa when tested by Drive-By test method.

SUSPENSION

  • Open

 

CONTROLS

  • Quick Action Throttles can be fitted
  • Rear Brake can be either foot or thumb-operated.

 

BRAKES

  • Open but both Front and rear must be fully operational and work independently of each other.

 

FUEL

  • Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

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

 

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 racing as close as possible. We all want cost affecting close competitive racing and not cheque book racing

 

THE CLASS WILL BE RUN WITHIN THE MINI GP 190/70- CLASS HOWEVER ELIGIBLE RIDERS WILL ALSO SCORE POINTS TO BE TAKEN TO THE BUCCI CUP. 

THE CLASS WILL BE ADMINISTERED BY BUCCIMOTO UK

PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK FOR THE 2021 BUCCI CUP REGULATIONS

 

 

 

 

AGE   Juniors 12 to 15 – Seniors 15 years plus

 

  • The class is open to all riders aged 12 & above however, they must be capable of qualifying within 15% of the leaders.

 

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

  • Predator MGP 10 or 12

  • MIR Mini GP 10 or 12

  • Ohvale GP0 or GP2

  • Bucci BR10 or BR12 

  • Misano / Kayo Mini GP

  • GRC
  • Metrakit  GP 70

  • Corse GP 70

  • Bucci GP 70

 

ENGINE

  • Engine Max Output Levels when tested post-race on the trackside Mini Bike Dyno
MAX BHP MAX TORQUE lbft
24.9 16.8

 

  • 4 Stroke : Daytona 190, Zongshen 190 or any Horizontal  Pitbike engine up to  187.20cc are allowed but must meet the maximum output specifications for the class as shown above
  • 2 Stroke:  Any single-cylinder engine with a maximum capacity of 70cc are allowed but must meet the maximum output specifications for the class as shown above
  • Open carb up to 28mm
  • Variable ignition systems are allowed however the system may only be modified/mapped from within the stator and not via an external switch or mechanism.
  • Slipper Clutches are allowed in this class
  • Jetting Open.
  • Exhaust open. However, the noise output level must be no more than 105DBa when tested using the static test method or 98DBa when tested by Drive-By test method.

 

SUSPENSION

  • Open

 

CONTROLS

  • Quick Action Throttles can be fitted
  • Rear Brake can be either foot or thumb-operated.

 

BRAKES

  • Open but both Front and rear must be fully operational and work independently of each other.

 

FUEL

  • Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

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

MINIMUM WEIGHT

  • From March 2020 onwards a minimum combined rider/bike/kit weight of  111kg will apply. The weight will be tested post-race in Parc Ferme.  Additional weight may be added to meet the weight limit up to a maximum of 10 kilos. The weight must be of the purpose-made type similar to that sold by Demon Tweaks Motorsport and must be firmly fitted underneath or behind the engine and must be securely fitted with drilled and lock wired bolts. All fitted ballast MUST be checked by the scrutineering team BEFORE you take to the circuit.

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 affecting close competitive racing and not chequebook racing.

AGE  14 years plus

  • The class is open to all riders aged 14 and above

MINIMUM WEIGHT

  • From March 2020 onwards a minimum combined rider/bike/kit weight of  132kg will apply. The weight will be tested post-race in Parc Ferme.  Additional weight may be added to meet the weight limit up to a maximum of 10 kilos. The weight must be of the purpose-made type similar to that sold by Demon Tweaks Motorsport and must be firmly fitted underneath or behind the engine and must be securely fitted with drilled and lock wired bolts. All fitted ballast MUST be checked by the scrutineering team BEFORE you take to the circuit

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

  • Any Supermoto or Mini GP  Style bike with a maximum seat height of 84cm

ENGINE

  • Engine Max Output Levels when tested post-race on the trackside Mini Bike Dyno
MAX BHP MAX TORQUE lbft
15 10.6
  • YX140 or Zongshen 140 manual engines. The engine must comply with the maximum output specifications for the class as shown above.
  • Lightened Outer or inner rotor kits are allowed.
  • Variable ignition systems are allowed however the system may only be modified/mapped from within the stator and not via an external switch or mechanism.
  • carb up to 26mm measured at the venturi. No Flat sides
  • Jetting open.
  • Exhaust open. However, the noise output level must be no more than 105DBa when tested using the static test method or 98DBa when tested by Drive-By test method.
  • Those with older / poor output engines may modify them inc the use of budget parts such as Hi Comp Pistons or thinner gaskets to increase the output to within the class limits set above. Please make sure when adding performance parts / modifying your engine etc that you do not exceed the max output limits set as to do so will result in exclusion.

SUSPENSION

  • Open

 

CONTROLS

  • Quick Action Throttles can be fitted
  • Rear Brake can be either foot or thumb-operated.

 

BRAKES

  • Open but both Front and rear must be fully operational and work independently of each other.

 

FUEL

  • Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

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

 

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 racing as close as possible. We all want cost affecting close competitive racing and not cheque book racing.

AGE  14 years plus

  • The class is open to all riders aged 14 and above

MINIMUM WEIGHT

  • From March 2020 onwards a minimum combined rider/bike/kit weight of  132kg will apply. The weight will be tested post-race in Parc Ferme.  Additional weight may be added to meet the weight limit up to a maximum of 10 kilos. The weight must be of the purpose-made type similar to that sold by Demon Tweaks Motorsport and must be firmly fitted underneath or behind the engine and must be securely fitted with drilled and lock wired bolts. All fitted ballast MUST be checked by the scrutineering team BEFORE you take to the circuit

 

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

Any standard SUPERMOTO or MINI GP Style Bike with a maximum seat height of 84cm.

 

ENGINE

  • Engine Max Output Levels when tested post-race on the trackside Mini Bike Dyno
MAX BHP MAX TORQUE lbft
16.3 10.9

–   Any YX 140cc / Zongshen 140cc / 150cc / 155cc / 160cc  Horizontal pit bike engine or Kayo 155 Upright single-cylinder 4 stroke engine. The engine must comply with the maximum output specifications for the class as shown 

  • Lightened Outer or inner rotor kits are allowed.
  • Variable ignition systems are allowed however the system may only be modified/mapped from within the stator and not via an external switch or mechanism
  • carb up to 26mm measured at the venturi. No Flat sides
  • Jetting open.
  • Exhaust open. However, the noise output level must be no more than 105DBa when tested using the static test method or 98DBa when tested by Drive-By test method.
  • Those with older / poor output engines may modify them inc the use of budget parts such as Hi Comp Pistons or thinner gaskets to increase the output to within the class limits set above. Please make sure when adding performance parts / modifying your engine etc that you do not exceed the max output limits set as to do so will result in exclusion.

SUSPENSION

  • Open

 

CONTROLS

  • Quick Action Throttles can be fitted
  • Rear Brake can be either foot or thumb-operated.

 

BRAKES

  • Open but both Front and rear must be fully operational and work independently of each other.

 

FUEL

  • Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

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

 

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 racing as close as possible. We all want cost affecting close competitive racing and not cheque book racing.

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 112cc

–  Any Horizontal pit bike engine up to 200cc

–   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.

MINIMUM WEIGHT

From March 2020 onwards a minimum combined rider/ bike / kit weight of 132KG will apply. The weight will be tested post race in Parc Ferme.  Additional weight may be added to meet the weight limit up-to a maximum of 10 kilo. The weight must be of the purpose made type sold by Demon Tweeks Motorsport and must be firmly fitted underneath or behind the engine and must be securely fitted with drilled and lock wired bolts. Any attached ballast must be passed by the scrutineering team BEFORE you take to the circuit.

Please check the Class Weight Limits Section for details

AGE  40 years plus

  • The class is open to all riders aged 40 and above. To be eligible their 40th birthday must fall within the main championship season. From 2022 onwards the class will run-in with the Mini Bike 160 class but Veterans Riders will take their points to the veteran’s championship.

MINIMUM WEIGHT

  • NOT APPLICABLE

PERMISSIBLE BIKES

  • Any Supermoto or Mini GP  Style bike with a maximum seat height of 84cm

ENGINE

  • Engine Max Output Levels when tested post-race on the trackside Mini Bike Dyno

AS PER THE MINI BIKE 140 AND 160 CLASS REGULATIONS.

IF USING A 140 ENGINE IT MUST COMPLY WITH THE MINI BIKE 140 CLASS OUTPUT REGULATIONS

IF USING A 160 ENGINE IT MUST COMPLY WITH THE MINI BIKE 160 CLASS OUTPUT REGULATIONS

  • Exhaust open. However, the noise output level must be no more than 105DBa when tested using the static test method or 98DBa when tested by Drive-By test method.
  • Those with older / poor output engines may modify them inc the use of budget parts such as Hi Comp Pistons or thinner gaskets to increase the output to within the class limits set above. Please make sure when adding performance parts / modifying your engine etc that you do not exceed the max output limits set as to do so will result in exclusion.

SUSPENSION

  • Open

 

CONTROLS

  • Quick Action Throttles can be fitted
  • Rear Brake can be either foot or thumb-operated.

 

BRAKES

  • Open but both Front and rear must be fully operational and work independently of each other.

 

FUEL

  • Standard unleaded fuel purchased from a high street forecourt only.

 

TYRES & WHEELS

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

 

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 racing as close as possible. We all want cost affecting close competitive racing and not chequebook racing.

TBC – AWAITING DETAILS FROM ACU

  • 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 Handle Bar (except the Ohvale 110 cup class which must be on the RH Side as stated in the Ohvale European regulations).
  • RACE NUMBERS – The CORRECT race number for the rider must be fitted to both the front and the sides of the motorcycle at all times. The numbers MUST be a single colour and in strict contrast to a single colour background and clearly visible. They must be a minimum size of   FRONT numbers are:  Background 285mm by 235mm Height of figure 140mm – Width of figure 80mm  – Width of stroke 25mm  – Space between two figures 15mm 7. The minimum dimensions of SIDE numbers are:  Background 260mm by 220mm  – Height of figure 120mm – Width of figure 70mm -Width of stroke 25mm  – Space between two figures 15mm
  • 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.
  • OIL FILLER CAPS – All bikes must be fitted with a drilled oil filler cap 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.
  • 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.

MINIMUM WEIGHT LIMITS PER CLASS

The Minimum class weights shown below will be taken post-race / session and will be the combined weight of the rider, kit, and machine inc any fuel left in the tank.

All data on the average weight of children aged 9 & 12 years of age was taken from the N Direct Government Website data and the machinery and kit from our own data obtained during 2019.

MINIMUM COMBINED WEIGHT LIMITS FOR EACH CLASS

MINI MOTO TBA
MGP / JSM 90 N/A
OHVALE 110 CUP N/A
OHVALE 160 CUP N/A
MGP / JSM 140-50 101 KG
MGP 190-70 111 KG
MGP 17” TBA
MINI BIKE 140 132 KG
MINI BIKE 160 132 KG
SUPERMINIS 132 KG


Failure to meet the minimum weight at the inspection will be deemed as breaking technical regulations and will result in exclusion from the race and loss of points. Additional weight may be added to meet the weight limit up to a maximum of 10 kilo. The weight must be of the purpose-made similar to the type sold by Demon Tweaks Motorsport and must be firmly fitted underneath or behind the engine and must be securely fitted with drilled and lock wired bolts. Any attached ballast must be passed by the scrutineering team BEFORE you take to the circuit.

DYNO TESTING LEVELS FOR 2022 SEASON

After extensive testing and data acquisition by ourselves and the official BMB Dyno operator, we have formulated the following bhp and torque allowances that we feel are fair for each of the controlled classes.

The testing procedure developed allows for all riders to be tested quickly in a like for like manner incorporating settings that make allowances for differing gear ratios, wheel sizes, tyre pressures and atmospheric conditions.

Because of the nature of all the variables that are involved in Dyno testing, not excluding the different makes in testing equipment, all Dynos will read differently when testing the same machinery and, in some cases, quite dramatically.

However, by using the same equipment and type of tests at each event we can establish what is determined as a max level for the controlled classes we run when tested on the same settings.

CLASS
MAX BHP
MAX TORQUE
MINI MOTO

TBA

TBA

MINI GP & JUNIOR SM 90

7.9

5.5

JUNIOR SM 140

15

10.5

MINI GP 140/50

15

10.5

OHVALE 110

( SEALED)

OHVALE 160

( SEALED)

MINI GP 190/70

24.9

16.8

MINI GP 17”

TBA

TBA

MINI BIKE 140

15

10.5

MINI BIKE 160

16.3

10.9

SUPERMINIS

( OPEN )

 

To be deemed compliant your engine must not exceed the following maximum output levels for your class.

During the research for these settings, we tested many known “stock” engines, new and old and established that the figures given are easily achievable by an engine with the allowed modifications fitted for its class.

Be warned that any modifications (that are allowed for your class) that you make to your engine or carburettor may potentially push your output to just over this limit and therefore risk you being excluded. Therefore, if making these modifications we would strongly suggest that you have your bike tested by having a basic power run done by The Official BMB Dyno either before the event or at the track to make sure your engine still complies with these limits.

It is your responsibility to make sure your engine complies.

No one can really object to the setting of limits because after all, we all want the same thing.

Good Cost Effective, Fair, Fun competitive Racing.

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 2022 events will be authorised and permitted by the IOPD and ACU.

Details of the above will be advised as soon as the ACU Publish their standing regulations for the Mini Bike (Previously Pocket Bike) Classes.

 

2 DAY EVENT

*** Times may vary at some circuits if they have a noise curfew in place som please check the schedule included in the rider pack for full details  ***

Day 1

7:30am  Rider Sign on

Please attend race control to hand in your signed indemnity forms. and collect your hire transponder if applicable. You will have been emailed a rider pack after entry for the event has closed. This will include the Schedule & Running Order. 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 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 sticker that must be displayed on your vehicle throughout the event.

08:40 Compulsory Riders Briefing

ALL riders should read the online riders briefing notes shown on the website here.

CLICK HERE FOR DIGITAL RIDERS BREIFING

Unless advised otherwise  (Covid Restrictions allowing) we will hold an “in-person” briefing in the holding area. This will be a compulsory briefing.

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!!

(some circuits we cannot start till 10:00 so, please refer to event run schedule but the following is based on a 09:00 start time)

09:00  Practice 1 begins

See running order Schedule for each individual class approx start time.

10:30 (Approx)  Practice 2 

13:00 (Approx)  Qualifying 1 

15:00 (Approx)  Qualifying 2 

 

Day 2

8:00am  Rider Sign on

Riders who are only taking part in the Sunday event please attend race control to hand in your signed indemnity forms. and collect your hire transponder if applicable. You will have been emailed a rider pack after entry for the event has closed. This will include the Schedule & Running Order. 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 sticker that must be displayed on your vehicle throughout the event.

08:40 Compulsory Riders Briefing

ALL riders should read the online riders briefing notes shown on the website here.

CLICK HERE FOR DIGITAL RIDERS BREIFING

Unless advised otherwise  (Covid Restrictions allowing) we will hold an “in-person” briefing in the holding area. This will be a compulsory briefing.

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!!

(some circuits we cannot start till 10:00 so, please refer to event run schedule but the following is based on a 09:00 start time)

09:00  Warm up  begins

See running order Schedule for each individual class approx start time.

10:30 (Approx)  RACE 1

13:00 (Approx)  RACE 2

15:00 (Approx)  RACE 3

1 Day Events (Winter Series)

08:00 Rider Sign On

Please attend race control to sign the indemnity forms. and collect your hire transponder if applicable. You will have been emailed a rider pack after entry for the event has closed. This will include the Schedule & Running Order. 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 sticker that must be displayed on your vehicle throughout the event.

 

08:45 Compulsory Riders Briefing

ALL riders should read the online riders briefing notes shown on the website here.

CLICK HERE FOR DIGITAL RIDERS BREIFING

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!!

09:00 Practice

Each class will have a 10minute combined practice session.

10:00 (Approx)  Qualifying

12:00 (Approx)  Race 1

The Grid position for Race 1 will be taken from your fastest time set in qualifying.

14:00 (Approx)  Race 2

Your finishing position for Race 1 will determine your grid position for Race 2.

Where 2 or more classes are racing together in the Heats the Points will be scored on position achieved irrespective of class.

12:10 Heat 2

Your finishing position for Heat 1 will determine your grid position for Heat 2.

Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places achieved overall maximum points scored over both races for each class.

Pit Lane Will Close after the last Final of the Day

Trophy Presentation for Final will be held in the Clubhouse shortly after the last Race of the Day.

ELIGIBLE RIDERS

Open to all riders 10 years and above with a recognised Race or Full Road Bike Licence.  ie IOPD / ACU / MCF etc (younger may be considered but at the organisers discretion)

ELIGIBLE BIKES

All Bikes that conform to British Mini Bikes 2022 regulations are eligible to race.

STOCK CLASS =  All bikes in the team must comply with  BMB Junior SM 140 / Mini GP  140/ Mini Bike 140 / Mini Bike 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 into the Open Class.

 

HOW THE EVENT WILL RUN

RIDER SIGN ON  1:00hr before Event Start Time (see the 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 balance 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 Mylaps Bike/Car/Kart 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 BRIEFING  15mins before Event Start Time (see the calendar as varies from track to track)

 ALL  Team members MUST attend the riders briefing 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 position. 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 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)
  • Riders 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 Sticker. This must be attached to the vehicles number board and be clearly visible. Failure to display the sticker 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 your sticker. In this case you will need to present your machine to the scrutineering team to be re-inspected and issued with another. Failure to display the sticker 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 BRIEFING – ALL Riders must attend the Riders briefing, usually held in the Pitlane at 08:30hrs 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

SENIORS

HEAT POINTS

Points scored for the heats will be as follows:

 

FINALS POINTS

Points scored for the senior classes will be as follows:

POS POINTS   POS POINTS
GROUP A   GROUP B
1 60 33 12
2 50 34 11
3 45 35 10
4 42 36 9
5 40 37 8
6 39 38 7
7 38 39 6
8 37 40 5
9 36 41 4
10 35 42 3
11 34 43 2
12 33 44 1
13 32 45 0
14 31 46 0
15 30 47 0
16 29 48 0
17 28 49 0
18 27 50 0
19 26 51 0
20 25 52 0
21 24 53 0
22 23 54 0
23 22 55 0
24 21 56 0
25 20 57 0
26 19 58 0
27 18 59 0
28 17 60 0
29 16 61 0
30 15 62 0
31 14 63 0
32 13 64 0

 

Where grids are split into 2 or more points will be awarded as per the overall finishing position. Ie if two grids of 20 places the winner of group B will be finishing position 21 scoring 24 points.

Where 2 or more classes are racing together in the Heats the Points will be scored on the position achieved in the class the rider is entered into (except Veterans that will score the points for the position they finish in overall).

JUNIORS

RACE POINTS

Points scored for the Races will be as follows:

POS POINTS
GROUP A
1 25
2 20
3 16
4 13
5 11
6 10
7 9
8 8
9 7
10 6
11 5
12 4
13 3
14 2
15 1
16 0
17 0
18 0
19 0
20 0
21 0
22 0
23 0
24 0
25 0
26 0
27 0
28 0
29 0
30 0
31 0
32 0

 

Where 2 or more classes are racing together in the Races the Points will be scored separately for each class.

TROPHIES / MEDALS

For the 2022 season, medals will be awarded at each race for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class. Where a class is split into two groups trophies will only be given to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd places in Group A.

The overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd place riders of each class of the event based on combined points from all three races will also receive a trophy at the following event on  Saturday evening after qualifying interviews have been recorded.

 

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 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 ONLY under the instructions of the Start Officials & Paddock Marshal.
  • 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.
  • If the 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 the rider’s 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 either be taken from the practice times set over the weekend or the current Championship positions.
  • We are a very inclusive championship, however as a matter of safety due to the level of closing speeds, all Riders who qualify at 115% or above of the pole-sitter time for their class MUST wear a Hi Viz Bib. Riders who qualify at 125% or above of the Pole Sitters time will not be allowed to Race.
  • The pitlane / Holding area will be open immediately after the start of the previous session. This will be signified by a single blast of the Pitlane Air Horn.  When the previous session has 2 mins / 2 Laps left a second signal of 2 blasts of the Air Horn will be made, this is the final call. When the first rider takes the chequered flag the pitlane entrance will be closed which will be signalled by three blasts of the air horn.
  • When in the holding area please line up in your start position for the race. Failure to be in position before being called to the grid will result in you starting from the back of the grid,
  • 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 spray temporary markings to enable the rider to identify their grid spot.
  • In the case of a Junior Riders, 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. Once instructed they must clear the grid and return to behind the circuit barriers completely before the race can be started. Any delays caused by parents failing to clear the grid promptly will result in the race being shortened to maintain other classes available track time.
  • 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.

Depending on the circuit and the equipment available we will start under lights. If for any reason this is not appropriate we will start under flags. If this is the case the riders will be notified of this in riders briefing.

FLAG START PROCEDURE

  • The Flag Marshall will be positioned in the centre 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, they will drop the flag to signify the start of the race.

LIGHTS START PROCEDURE

  • The Flag Marshall will be positioned in the centre of the track in front of the grid. At the all-clear signal, he will hold point the flag at lights and retreat to the circuit edge. Riders are then under starters orders.
  • The lights will then turn fully red. At a point between 2 and 5 seconds, the lights will turn off to signify the start of the race.

IF A RIDER STALLS.

  • If a rider stalls on the grid, they must hold their hand high in the air and remain on the motorcycle at all times. If spotted in time the lights will remain on and the flag marshall will return to the front of the grid and the start procedure will recommence as above.
  • Parents must not return to the grid under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES unless instructed to do so by the Race Director / Clerk of Course.

 

JUMP START

  •  If a Jumpstart is reported by the Officials or  Marshall 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.
  • 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 qualifying 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 a rider has become unseated from their machine they will not be allowed to take the restart and will be scored as a DNF.

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.
  • 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 (coast) to the pits for any reason during practice or racing as this can cause a hazard due to closing speeds between riders on race pace and those coasting. A near Race Pace speed should be maintained.
  • 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/her machine.
  • Riders who fall from their machine will not be allowed to restart and instead will be moved to a place of safety until the end of the current session.
  • 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 timekeeping transponder, or legible messages on a pit board from the team to their rider over the pit lane wall. Automatic timing devices, provided they do not disrupt official timekeeping methods, are allowed
  • From March 2017 onwards the carrying of onboard cameras is only permitted when firmly attached to the vehicle and CAN NOT 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 when 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 only areas that a machine can be ridden in are the holding area and the track itself.
  • 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.

FIRE PRECAUTIONS

 

  • Smoking within the Pitlane Holding 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

 

 

NOISE CONTROL

As of March 2021 we will be enforcing a strict noise limit to all machines that race with us.

This will be set as per the current ACU regulations with minor alterations to suit our sport as set out below.

The limits for the BMB will be

105 Dba Static  / 98  Dbc Drive by

14.8 CONTROL OF EXHAUST SOUND LEVEL

1. 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.

2. Noise limit in force for all machines is a maximum of 105dB/A when tested statically. For testing, the fixed RPM specified in 6 below will be used.

3. The noise test will be conducted with the microphone placed at 50cm 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 20cm above the ground. If this is not possible, the measurement can be taken at 45° upwards.

4. During a noise test, machines not equipped with a gear box neutral must be placed on a stand.

5. A RPM Meter will be attached to the HT lead and 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.

6. The noise test will be conducted at a fixed rate of 3500 RPM for 4 stroke machines & 4200 RPM on 2 stroke machines. (amended on 1st July 2021 to meet new ACU directives on noise emission control)

7. A machine that does not comply with the noise limits may be presented several times at pre-race control but must meet the required level before it will be allowed on the circuit.

12. The surrounding noise should not exceed 90 dB/A within a 5 meters radius from the power source during tests.

13. Apparatus for noise control must be to international standard IEC 651, IEC60651, IEC61672 Type 1 or Type 2.

14. The “slow response” setting must always be used.

15. Due to the influence of temperature on noise tests, all figures are correct at 20°C. For tests taken 266 ROAD RACING AUTO CYCLE UNION HANDBOOK 2020 at temperatures below 10°C there will be a + 1 dB/A tolerance and for tests below 0°C, a + 2 dB/A tolerance.

16. Noise control after the competition. At this final test, there will be a 1 dB/A post race tolerance.

17. Guidelines for the use of Sound Level Meters

1. The Sound Inspector must arrive in sufficient time for discussions with the Clerk of the Course and other Chief Technical Officials in order that a suitable test site and testing policy can be agreed.

2. Two sets of equipment must be available in case of failure of tachometer, sound level meter or calibrator during technical control.

3. In other than moderate wind, machines should face forward in the wind direction. (Mechanical noise will blow forward, away from microphone).

4. ‘Slow’ meter response must be used.

5. ‘A’ weighted setting on sound level meter.

6. Always round down meter reading, that is: 103.9 dB/A = 103 dB/A.

7. Below 10° Celsius: deduct 1 dB/A Below 0° Celsius: deduct 2dB/A

All tolerances are accumulative. Action taken will depend on the sporting discipline concerned, and decisions taken during prior discussions with the Clerk of the Course.

POST RACE COMPLIANCE NOISE TEST

During the post-race compliance testing, a noise level reading will be taken in the Dyno booth on separate equipment. The acceptable level on this equipment is max — CURRENTLY BEING ASSESSED — db. The in-booth level has been equated from back-to-back readings on machines that have passed the outside static test and allowing a post-race allowance of plus 3dba.  Anything above this level will be deemed as not compliant and the rider will be excluded from the points.

DRIVE-BY NOISE TEST

All vehicles will be periodically checked by a 98dbc drive-by test at approx 8m from the edge of the circuit. Anyone above this limit will be statically checked and will not be allowed back on the circuit until they have passed a static test.

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.
  • IDENTIFICATION DISCS – While practising and racing, riders and passengers are required to wear an identification disc around the neck, attached by a material approved by the technical officer. Thin chains should be avoided. The disc must be permanently marked with the wearer’s full name and date of birth. Identification discs shall be of durable material, circular in shape, between 20mm and 25mm in diameter and having rounded edges with no sharp or ragged projections.
  • 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. Except for the FIM Classes 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 7.00am.

 

  • NO RUNNING ENGINES – Race engines must not be started after 6 pm and before 9 am or 5 minutes before the first session of the day (10 am at some circuits). Failure to observe this rule may well 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 (7:00 and 7:45 when the day is starting earlier). 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. They will also need to sign and hand in the relevent Parental Agreement form.
  • NOVICES – Unless a child under 14 has a Race Licence issued by 1 of the 12 Department of Transport appointed Governing Bodies for Motorsport in the UK or a proven track record with a recognised championship, they will be 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.
  • RECOVERY MARSHALLING –  We require 7 parents/  team members from the class to act as recovery marshalls.  They will be must sign on at the start of the weekend and must attend a marshalls briefing at the start of the weekend. They MUST be wearing a HI VIZ bib/vest, mask and gloves and should refrain from contact with the children unless absolutely necessary. Please remember you are there to help ALL Juniors not just your own rider.  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. They will be designated a Marshall post and must remin at the post and only act under the intrcutions of the marshall at the post.   If a parent or team member repeatedly fails to observe the above they will be asked to leave the circuit and their rider will not be allocated points.
  • 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. The nearest Nominated Recovery Marshall will restart the rider if possible. 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 but again the recovery marshall will attend to the stricken rider.
  • 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.
  • 5) They and their vehicle meet the minimum requirements for the class including the minimum weight restrictions..
  • It’s 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 any way 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. (As of March 2020 the Junior Rider will not score points until such time as they are granted full permission to ride in the senior 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 any way 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 onwards 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.

Events may be filmed for live or future broadcast , this will cover all areas of the event, paddock, podiums, and circuit. The film crew and official photographer(s) will be the only persons permitted to be circuit side to film or take photos. Parents and guardians of Junior riders must understand that this will happen and understand and agree to filming and photography of these young persons and that both film and still photos will appear within the public domain on TV, social media, magazines and etc. An official or officials may also record any incident with photos. There may be occasions that whilst filming these events a radio controlled drone unit carrying a remote controlled video camera and also onboard cameras could be used.

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)

CANCELLATION OR TRANSFER OF ENTRY
All entries are non refundable but may be transferred to a future event of the riders choosing, however if a rider has a genuine reason for not being able to attend the original or future planned event a partial or full refund may be made but this is at the discretion of the event organisers.  FORCE MAJEURE
If the British Mini Bikes  is unable to complete all or part of a meeting due to reasons of force majeure including, but not limited to, climatic conditions or other loss of circuit safety (e.g. catastrophic oil spillage) or the closure of the circuit by external authorities then all riders agree in principle and accept that the Organiser may not be able to refund entry fees as a whole or in part, and the Organiser shall have no obligation or responsibility to make such a refund. The foregoing is appropriate and reasonable to ensure that the Championship is not compromised by an untenable financial burden. Nevertheless, the Organiser will make every effort to include the cancelled events at subsequent meetings during the season.

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

BMB SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE POLICY FOR ALL RIDERS & TEAMS

Why do we have a Policy?

  1. As a Championship, we need to make clear what is and isn’t acceptable for Championship officials, members, their team and people representing them to post online, with particular regard to championship discussions, on track and racing incidents, judicial matters, our sporting and technical regulations, dealing with fellow competitors, general rider and paddock rumours and speculation, the Championships 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 championship 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 Championship members and their teams 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
    • Members and their Teams 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 Championship
    • 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 other members and sporting officials is as unacceptable online as it is in person.
    • Whether you are on social media or are a person with your own website/blog.

                2. 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 we insist that the Championship and its entire membership, teams and families are bound by the above policy
    • As such, the Organisers reserve the right to cancel any riders membership, remove any points the rider may have accrued to date from the championship table and/or deny entry to their events to individuals,  their team or people representing them, 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 2020 onward  stock class engines will be random tested on the Track Side Dyno to check for compliance with the maximum output levels for their class and given the chance to have their engine sealed. Targets for testing will be the rider with the fastest lap and or a random rider which will be at the discretion of the Race Director. If a rider is chosen but still has their engine seal intact will not need to be retested on the dyno.
  • The Scrutineering Team will be making checks after each session to make sure each rider and their machines with the regulations and that they also have their engine seal in place.
  • 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.
  • If instructed by the paddock marshall to report to the Dyno 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.

WHILST SIGNING ON AND BY TAKING PART IN A CONTROLLED STOCK CLASS YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE FACT THAT YOU OR YOUR TEAM WILL HAVE YOUR ENGINE TESTED. ALSO  THAT YOUR MACHINE MAY 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

Riders will be held in the Parc Ferme area for 10 mins after their race. At this time the vehicle must vacated and left on its stand or against a wall etc. The rider, parents and team must leave the immediate area completely without making any alterations or removing anything from the bike before departure (except in the case of a transponder if it is needed for another class but this must be supervised by the scrutineering staff) If during a race a Rider or their representative feel that another riders vehicle may not comply to the class regulations, they can lodge an official protest within this 10 mins. The vehicle will then be checked that it complies.

 

If you wish to make a protest after this time you must do so in writing (The form available at race control)  and handed into 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 a race and they will be tested on the dyno and the bike inspected to make sure that the vehicle complies to their classes regulations. 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.

JUNIOR RIDER STANDARDS & GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP POINTS

We expect all of our riders, teams and parents to abide by all of our rules, regulations but especially those concerning their behaviour on and off the circuit and our social media policy.

We expect everyone to treat their fellow riders, teams, parents, marshalls and all race officials with respect at all times.

Failure by any member of your team (Rider, Persons Invited or Accompanying the Rider and Parents) to abide by our regulations etc will result in the Rider losing the 25 points – That will be your one and only warning, any future failure to comply will result in a ban for the remainder of the season and the removal of all the riders points from the championship table.

OFFICIAL ADJUDICATION PROCESS ON RACE INCIDENTS, OFFICIAL PROTESTS AND RULE INFRINGEMENTS

All race incidents including Jump Starts, Dangerous Riding, Bad Sportsmanship and Official Protests or other Rule Infringements are investigated by the event organising team.  If Necessary all relevant evidence including witness statements, video footage and rider testimonies are made available to the Team of Official Stewards.

The Stewards are then asked by the race organiser to examine the evidence and then Adjudicate on whether an offence/infringement was committed. Then if appropriate set a penalty should one be required.

If there is a perceived conflict of interest the Organiser will cast a vote instead of one of the above.

The Stewards decision is final.

 

 

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