FIM Marathon Rally Reglement

FIM CROSS-COUNTRY RALLIES

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP APPENDICES

 

 

 

2014

ANNEXES DU CHAMPIONNAT DU MONDE FIM

 

DES RALLYES TOUT TERRAIN

FIM CROSS-COUNTRY RALLIES

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP APPENDICES

 

 

 

2014

ANNEXES DU CHAMPIONNAT DU MONDE FIM

 

DES RALLYES TOUT TERRAIN

FIM CROSS-COUNTRY RALLIES

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP APPENDICES

 

 

 

2014

ANNEXES DU CHAMPIONNAT DU MONDE FIM

 

DES RALLYES TOUT TERRAIN

 

 

 

ANNEXES DU CHAMPIONNAT DU MONDE FIM DES RALLYES TOUT TERRAIN

2014

 

 

 

FIM Cross-Country Rallies World

 

Championship Appendices

 

 

Championnat du Monde FIM

 

des Rallyes Tout Terrain

 

 

 

EDITION 2014

 

 

CONTENTS / SOMMAIRE

Appendix 080 FIM Cross-Country RalliesWorld Championship.... 1-66

 

 

 

 

Annexe 080 Championnat du Monde FIM

 

 

des Rallyes Tout Terrain......................................... 1-66

Terminology and definitions...................................................................... 67-70

 

 

Terminologie et définitions........................................................................ 67-70

Summary of the penalties......................................................................... 71-75

 

 

Récapitulatif des pénalités....................................................................... 71-75

Road Book page....................................................................................... 76-77

 

 

Page Road Book...................................................................................... 76-77

Road Book symbols................................................................................. 78

 

 

Symboles du Road Book.......................................................................... 78

1. FIM Cross-Country Rallies Technical Rules...................................... 79-128

 

 

Règlement Techniques FIM des Rallyes Tout Terrain...................... 79-128

Articles amended as from 1.1.2014 are in bold type

 

 

Les articles modifiés dès le 1.1.2014 sont en caractères gras

 

 

 

EDITION 2014

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APPENDIX 080

 

FIM CROSS-COUNTRY RALLIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

080.1 GENERAL............................................................................................ 7

 

080.1.1 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship and

 

Prize Events..................................................................... 7

 

080.1.2 Eligibility of Events............................................................ 7

 

080.1.3 TV Rights, Title sponsor and logo of the Championship... 8

 

080.1.4 Support races................................................................... 8

 

080.2 OFFICIALS AND PROCEDURES....................................................... 9

 

080.2.1 General............................................................................. 9

080.2.2 Officials who hold a FIM licence....................................... 9

 

 

 

080.2.3 Jurisdiction........................................................................ 10

 

080.2.4 FIM International Jury....................................................... 10

 

080.2.4.1 Minutes of the International Jury Meetings.... 10

 

080.2.5 The FIM Jury President.................................................... 11

 

080.2.6 The second FIM Jury Member.......................................... 12

 

080.2.7 The FMNR third Jury Member.......................................... 12

 

080.2.8 FIM Technical Delegate.................................................... 12

 

0080.2.9 CRT Representative......................................................... 12

 

080.2.10 Clerk of the Course........................................................... 12

080.2.11 Technical Steward............................................................ 13

 

 

 

080.2.12 Timekeepers..................................................................... 14

080.2.13 Environmental Steward.................................................... 14

 

080.2.14 Chief Medical Officer (CMO)............................................ 14

 

080.2.15 Competitors’ Relation Officer (CRO)................................ 15

 

080.2.16 Transport and accommodation of the FIM Officials.......... 15

 

 

 

080.3 SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS AND INSURANCE.................... 16

 

080.4 ENTRIES............................................................................................. 17

 

080.5 INSURANCE........................................................................................ 18

 

080.6 ENTERED RIDERS............................................................................. 18

080.6.1 Bib numbers..................................................................... 19

 

 

 

 

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080.7 MOTORCYCLES, CATEGORIES AND OTHER SPECIFICATIONS... 19

 

080.7.1 Categories........................................................................ 19

 

080.7.1.1 450cc World Championship........................... 20

 

080.7.1.2 Quads............................................................ 20

 

080.7.1.3 Women.......................................................... 21

 

080.7.1.4 Junior............................................................. 21

 

080.7.2 Change of engine............................................................. 21

 

080.7.3 Number of engine............................................................. 21

080.7.4 Identification..................................................................... 22

 

 

 

080.7.5 Advertising........................................................................ 22

 

080.8 TECHNICAL INSPECTION AND ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROL........ 23

 

080.8.1 Administrative control....................................................... 23

 

080.8.2 Preliminary Technical Inspection...................................... 23

 

080.8.2.1 Markings........................................................ 23

 

080.8.2.2 Sound Control............................................... 24

 

080.8.3 Technical Inspection during the Event.............................. 25

 

080.8.4 Technical Inspection at the end of the Event.................... 26

 

080.9 FUEL.................................................................................................... 26

 

080.10 RALLY HEADQUARTERS................................................................... 26

 

080.10.1 Journal.............................................................................. 27

 

080.11 ROAD BOOK AND NAVIGATION........................................................ 27

080.11.1 Official Itinerary................................................................. 27

 

 

 

080.11.2 Functioning of the GPS.................................................... 28

 

080.11.3 Penalties........................................................................... 28

 

080.11.4 Road Book........................................................................ 28

 

080.11.5 Unblocking of the GPS..................................................... 29

 

080.11.6 Checking procedure......................................................... 30

 

080.12 ROUTE................................................................................................ 30

 

080.13 STAGES.............................................................................................. 31

080.14 SUPER SPECIAL STAGE (SSS)......................................................... 31

 

080.14.1 Super Special Stage Spectacle (SSSS)........................... 32

 

080.15 SELECTIVE SECTIONS (SS)............................................................. 32

 

 

 

080.15.1 Start of a Selective Section.............................................. 33

 

080.15.2 Arrival of a Selective Section............................................ 33

 

080.16 SPEED CONTROL ZONE................................................................... 34

 

080.16.1 Start of the control zone................................................... 35

 

080.16.2 Speed Control Zone......................................................... 36

 

080.16.3 End of the Control Zone................................................... 36

080.16.4 Successive Speed Control Zones with different speeds.. 38

 

 

 

 

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080.17 STARTING ORDER............................................................................. 39

 

080.17.1 General............................................................................. 39

 

080.17.2 Super Special Stage......................................................... 40

 

080.17.3 First Stage........................................................................ 40

 

080.17.4 Second and subsequent Stages....................................... 40

 

080.17.5 Last Stage........................................................................ 41

 

080.17.6 Collective start.................................................................. 41

080.17.7 Change in the start order............................................... 41

 

 

 

080.17.8 No start or abandon in a Selective Section/Stage............ 41

 

080.17.9 Motorcycle not in condition to start................................... 42

 

080.18 ASSISTANCE, TOWING AND REFUELLING...................................... 42

 

080.18.1 General............................................................................. 42

 

080.18.2 Authorised Assistance...................................................... 43

 

080.18.3 Forbidden Assistance....................................................... 43

 

080.18.4 Fuel/Autonomy................................................................. 44

 

080.18.4.1 Autonomy...................................................... 44

 

080.18.4.2 Refuelling during a Selective Section............ 44

 

080.18.4.3 Refuelling on Road Sections and at the

 

Bivouac.......................................................... 45

 

080.19 TIME CARD......................................................................................... 45

 

080.20 CONTROL ZONES.............................................................................. 46

 

080.21 TIME CHECKS.................................................................................... 49

080.21.1 Maximum Time Allowed.................................................... 50

 

080.21.2 Changing of the Maximum Time Allowed......................... 50

 

 

 

080.22 PASSAGE CONTROL......................................................................... 51

 

080.22.1 Closing time of the Passage Control................................ 51

 

080.22.2 Closing of the Passage Control........................................ 51

 

080.22.3 Penalties for missing CPs................................................. 51

 

080.23 REGROUPING.................................................................................... 52

080.24 FIXED PENALTIES (FP) / SPORTING PENALTIES (SP)................... 52

 

 

 

080.25 PARC FERME..................................................................................... 52

 

080.25.1 Principle............................................................................ 52

 

080.25.2 Access.............................................................................. 53

 

080.25.3 Rules................................................................................ 53

 

080.26 BIVOUAC............................................................................................. 53

080.26.1 Bivouac without assistance.............................................. 54

 

 

 

 

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080.27 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT....................................................................... 54

 

080.27.1 First-aid medical kit........................................................... 55

 

080.28 SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT..................................................................... 55

 

080.29 SAFETY EQUIPMENT........................................................................ 56

 

080.29.1 Compulsory Safety Equipment for the Rallies.................. 56

 

080.29.2 Optional Safety Equipment............................................... 58

 

080.29.3 Forbidden equipment........................................................ 58

 

080.30 ENVIRONMENT.................................................................................. 59

 

080.31 TIMEKEEPING.................................................................................... 59

 

Timekeeping instruments..................................................................... 59

 

080.32 RETIREMENT – DISQUALIFICATION................................................ 60

 

080.33 CLOSURE OF TRACK........................................................................ 60

 

080.34 CLASSIFICATION............................................................................... 61

 

080.34.1 General............................................................................. 61

080.34.2 Definitions of the various classifications........................... 61

 

 

 

080.34.3 Format of the daily results................................................ 62

 

080.34.4 Format of the results at the end of the event.................... 62

 

080.34.5 Approval of the results...................................................... 63

 

080.34.6 Posting.............................................................................. 63

 

080.34.7 Championships’ results..................................................... 64

 

080.35 PROTESTS - APPEALS...................................................................... 65

 

080.36 PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY............................................................... 66

 

080.37 FIM ANNUAL PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY........................................ 66

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DEFINITION OF A CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY

A Cross-Country Rally is a sporting event Staged over varied terrain and is

 

intended to prove the skill and endurance of riders, and the reliability of their

 

machines.

The terrain consists of natural landscapes and usually not modified by the

 

 

organiser as follows and not limited to :

- Mountain, rocky sections

 

- Dunes

 

- Rivers, dry riverbed, mud tracks

 

- Open public road

 

- Natural vegetation, bushes, high grass, forest

 

- Asphalt road, off road tracks

 

- Terrain with snow conditions

 

 

 

 

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General Undertakings and Conditions

All riders, teams, officials and other parties participating in the FIM Cross-Country

 

Rallies World Championship and FIM Prize Events (hereinafter collectively

 

referred to as the “FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship “) undertake,

on behalf of themselves, their employees and agents, to observe all the current

 

provisions of the :

 

1. FIM Sporting Code

 

2. FIM Cross-Country Rallies Appendices

 

3. FIM Cross-Country Rallies Technical Regulations

 

4. FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code

 

5. FIM Environmental Code

 

6. FIM Medical Code

 

7. FIM Anti-Doping Code

 

8. FIM Yearbook

 

9. FIM Organiser’s Work Book

as supplemented and amended from time to time (hereinafter collectively referred

 

to as the “FIM Cross-Country Rallies Appendices “).

It is the responsibility of each rider and/or team to ensure that all persons involved

with their entries observe the FIM Cross-Country Rallies Appendices at all times.

 

All persons concerned in any way with an entered motorcycle or present in any

 

capacity whatsoever in the technical and administrative area as well as the

bivouac, must carry an appropriate pass at all times during the meeting.

Actions judged by the officials responsible to be contrary to the FIM Cross-Country

Rallies Appendices - or judged to be unsportsmanlike or against the best interests

 

of the sport or the meeting in question - are subject to disciplinary actions as

 

provided by the FIM Arbitration and Disciplinary Code.

 

The interpretation of this current Appendix and the Supplementary Regulations

is the responsibility of the CRT (see Art. 4 of the FIM Sporting Code). Any matter

 

not provided for therein will be subject to interpretation by the International Jury.

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080.1 GENERAL

 

080.1.1 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship and Prize

 

Events

The FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship is organised according to the

 

rules of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies Appendices and the FIM Sporting Code.

 

The FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship and FIM Prize Events are

held each year and include the following title/category :

FIM World Championship :

FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship 450cc, for

 

 

 

riders and manufacturers.

FIM Prize Events :

FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cup – Quads, for riders

 

FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cup – Women, for riders

 

FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cup – Junior, for riders

 

 

 

A FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship event, allowing for exceptions

 

duly approved by the CRT, is always open to these five categories mentioned

here.

 

The total number of events entered in the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World

Championship calendar, allowing for exceptions duly approved by the CRT, is four

minimum and eight maximum.

080.1.2 Eligibility of Events

The deadline for registrations in the FIM Cross-Country World Championship

calendar is 31 January of each year (for the next year’s calendar) according to the

FIM general standards.

Priority will be given to events belonging to the FIA Cross-Country Rallies World

 

Cup, then to twinned events for cars-motorcycles.

 

Before being accepted, each new candidate event will be evaluated by the FIM,

 

who will take into account the inspection report, the quality of the event and the

existing events in the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. This

evaluation will be entirely borne by the candidate organisation.

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Events shall have a minimum duration of four Stages (or five Stages with a

 

 

 

Super Special Stage). The total duration may not exceed 20 days. Between two

 

events, a sufficient interval must be observed, except in certain conditions, under

dispensation of the FIM Executive Board.

Before the start of the first round, the CRT will organise a compulsory meeting for

 

the organisers in order to explain the new rules and protocol. An Organiser who

 

is not present at this meeting will receive a fine of 580 Euros and his event will be

excluded from the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship calendar the

following year.

 

Events counting towards the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship

 

shall show in all their publicity and on all documents relevant to the event, the title

“FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship”.

080.1.3 TV Rights, Title sponsor and logo of the Championship

The FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship may be linked to a contractual

“Title Sponsor”. The FIM will inform all the organisers sufficiently in advance.

As mentioned in the FIM Statutes, the TV and Marketing rights belong to

FIM. The marketing of the TV rights will be negotiated every year between the FIM

 

 

 

Marketing & Communications Department and the Organiser. The Championship

 

sponsor title belongs to the FIM.

The organiser must follow the graphic charter provided by FIM for the

 

backdrops, internet sites, the T-shirts, cups and other goodies, the

 

souvenirs, etc. The organiser must obtain the approval of the FIM marketing

 

department before printing or producing any items.

 

080.1.4 Support races

During a FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship event, support races

 

may be permitted.

However, these support races must at all times receive prior authorisation from

the FIM.

These support races will only be national and only restricted to the national

 

riders holding a national FMNR Licence.

Authorisation from the FIM does not imply nor include any FIM involvement in and/

or liability for these support races/activities which are not run under the aegis and

the responsibility of the FIM.

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Priority must at all times be given to the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World

 

Championship.

 

If necessary, the FIM International Jury can change the time schedule of these

 

support races and/or cancel them.

080.2 OFFICIALS AND PROCEDURES

 

080.2.1 General

The event will be supervised by a FIM International Jury composed in conformity

 

with the provisions of Art. 50.1 of the FIM Sporting Code.

 

The FIM and the FMNs shall appoint officials whose aptitude and integrity for the

 

position they can fully justify. These officials must be in possession of a valid FIM

licence for the appropriate discipline and function.

An official shall not be a rider, mechanic, sponsor, assistant or promoter

participating in the event.

An official cannot hold another position in the rally except the one for which

 

 

he was nominated.

At the first FIM Jury meeting, the Clerk of the Course must present to the FIM Jury

 

President a list of all Officials of whom the number of their national or international

 

licence must be mentioned. These people on this list will be considered as Judge

of Fact.

All officials must remain operative and available with all the required equipment for

 

the event in place within the time limit for lodging a protest/appeal.

080.2.2 Officials who hold a FIM licence

The following officials must be in possession of a valid FIM licence :

- FIM Jury President, FIM Jury Member(s), FIM Technical Delegate(s)

 

- Clerk of the Course (CRT Licence and Super-Licence) and his assistant

 

- FMNR Technical Steward and his assistant

 

- FIM Medical Delegate and FIM Environmental Delegate

 

- FMNR Environmental Steward

 

- Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

 

- Timekeeper

 

 

 

 

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080.2.3 Jurisdiction

With the exception of the FIM International Jury, all FIM licence holders, holders

of a FIM pass, officials and their assistants, and all other persons involved in the

event are subject to the authority of the Clerk of the Course.

080.2.4 FIM International Jury

The President of the Jury and the second Jury member are appointed by the FIM.

 

The third Jury member is appointed by the FMNR.

If the two Jury Members appointed by the FIM are prevented from arriving at the

 

event in time, the FIM will decide about their replacement.

In the case that a Jury Member is prevented to arrive, the Jury President will

 

have the casting vote.

The FIM International Jury exercises supreme control of the event in respect of the

application of the FIM Codes, FIM regulations and of the SR, which it must ratify.

 

Consequently, the Members of the Jury are responsible only towards the FMNR

and/or the FIM. They are responsible for the proper application of the sporting

rules during the event where they have a supervising and disciplinary function.

The FIM International Jury has no responsibility for the organisation of the event.

 

The FIM International Jury is the only disciplinary body of the event competent to

 

adjudicate upon any protest that may arise during the event.

 

The FIM International Jury pronounces sanctions according to the provisions laid

down in the FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code.

Decisions of the FIM International Jury are based on a simple majority. In the case

of a tie, the President will exercise a casting vote.

All decisions of the FIM International Jury necessary for the running of the event

as well as the results must be published as soon as possible and in the official

languages of the FIM.

080.2.4.1 Minutes of the International Jury Meetings

The minutes must be written in both official FIM languages, unless the Jury agrees

 

to accept them in one official language. They are to be prepared by the Secretary

to the Jury and must be signed by the Secretary and the FIM Jury President. A

copy of these minutes must be sent to the FIM Administration within 72 hours of

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the end of the event. At the end of the event a summary of all penalties will be

 

 

 

 

attached to the report.

The minutes must state in detail the decisions taken upon any protests lodged

(copies of which must be attached); the details of any accidents which may

 

have occurred; any possible irregularities observed, as well as the opinion of the

International Jury regarding the success of the organisation and any possible

remarks they consider to be worthy of special mention.

080.2.5 The FIM Jury President

He must ensure that the decisions of the FIM International Jury conform to the

 

rules of the FIM Sporting Code, to the regulations published by the FIM and the

 

Supplementary Regulations of the event.

 

He shall call a meeting of the FIM International Jury at the start of the event

 

and during this meeting the FIM International Jury shall approve and control the

following matters :

- Amendments, if any, to the SR after the opening date for entries verifying that

all the riders and participants engaged are informed thereof;

- Report of the Secretary to the Jury stating that all riders and participants are

holders of their respective licences as well as all officials with any responsibility

 

for the running of the event;

- Report from the Clerk of the Course showing all steps to be taken to ensure

 

 

 

the orderly running of the event;

- The safety standards of the event;

 

- Any amendments to safety measures proposed by the riders;

 

- The official permission from the local authorities to run the event and whether

 

 

 

the third party insurance policy of the organiser satisfies the requirements of

Art. 110.1.1 of the FIM Sporting Code.

 

The FIM Jury President has the right to invite any guests to the Jury meetings,

when appropriate for the event.

 

At the end of each day of the event, the FIM Jury President will call a meeting

of the FIM International Jury to hear the report of the Clerk of the Course, the

Secretary to the Jury and any other appropriate officials. The President, together

 

with the Clerk of the Course, must sign the official classification of the event. He

 

must also sign, with the Secretary to the Jury, all minutes of the meetings.

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At the end of the event, the FIM Jury President must send the following documents

 

to the FIM Administration within 72 hours of the finish of the event :

 

- his report (using the official form)

 

- the results (according to the official form)

 

- his complete dossier with the Environmental Check-list, minutes of the

meetings, justified decisions relating to the appeal lodged, summary of

 

sanctions and penalties and, if necessary, the security deposit retained,

 

 

 

copy of the certificate for the third party liability insurance, etc.

080.2.6 The second FIM Jury Member

He must help the FIM Jury President to fulfill his duty.

 

He must fulfill his duty within the FIM International Jury in case of any disciplinary

or arbitration action.

080.2.7 The FMNR third Jury Member

He must assist the Jury President with his knowledge of his country.

 

He must fulfill his duty within the FIM International Jury in case of any disciplinary

or arbitration action.

 

He must represent his organising country.

080.2.8 FIM Technical Delegate

The FIM Technical Delegate is appointed by the FIM.

He must control the duties of the FMNR Technical Stewards.

He must help them to understand and apply the FIM Technical Rules.

He must follow the evolution of technology in the sport and propose ad hoc

 

modifications to the Technical Rules.

0080.2.9 CRT Representative

The CRT may appoint a Representative, in a supervisory role, for each event.

080.2.10 Clerk of the Course

The Clerk of the Course shall be responsible for the application of the Rules

during the running of the event which shall be under the control of an International

 

Jury composed in conformity with the FIM Sporting Code.

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The Clerk of the Course is responsible for the conduct and efficient running of

the event. He cannot be a voting member of the International Jury. His essential

 

duties are :

- To ensure that the course is in good condition; that all officials are present and

 

 

 

ready to carry out their duties and that the safety, medical and control services

are on duty;

- To verify the identity of the riders, the correct numbering of the motorcycles,

 

and that there is nothing to prevent a rider from participating in the event due

 

to a disciplinary sanction or for any other administrative or technical reason

 

- To postpone the start of a event for an urgent case of safety or for any other

case of force majeure or to proceed with the improvement of the conditions

 

 

 

of the course; to stop an event prematurely or to cancel part of the course or

 

the entire event;

- To prevent a rider or a motorcycle from starting, or to order his withdrawal from

 

 

 

the event if he considers such action necessary for safety reasons;

- Respect the FIM rules, he must indicate infractions and propose penalties

 

 

 

to the FIM International Jury;

- To order the removal from the course, Stages and vicinity any person refusing

to obey the orders of an official;

- To notify the FIM International Jury of all decisions taken or to be taken and of

any protest addressed to him;

- To collate the reports of the timekeepers, Officials and other judges of facts

 

 

 

and all other information necessary in order to present his report to the FIM

 

International Jury and to have the provisional results of the event approved.

For events with more than 100 riders, an Assistant Clerk of the Course and an

Assistant Technical Steward, holders of FIM licences, are compulsory.

 

 

 

 

080.2.11 Technical Steward

The Technical Steward, appointed by the FMNR, must verify the machines and

 

equipment in accordance with the FIM rules and the Supplementary Regulations.

 

He must draw up a technical report and hand a copy to the FIM Jury President.

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080.2.12 Timekeepers

Appointed timekeepers must be qualified to use the timekeeping system of the

event and be in possession of a FIM licence.

They must produce the official results in accordance with the FIM Regulations and

hand a copy to the FIM Jury President.

 

At the end of the event, as soon as the results are homologated by the FIM

 

International Jury, they must send the results by e-mail to the FIM Administration

(jean-paul.gombeaud@fim.ch and info@fim.ch) or by electronic way in order to be

 

published online on the FIM official website www.FIM-LIVE.com.

 

 

 

The results must be sent to the FIM at the end of each event. The results of the

four classes must be shown separately : 450cc, Quads, Women’s and Junior.

 

 

 

 

080.2.13 Environmental Steward

The Environmental Steward, appointed by the organiser or the FMNR, shall be

responsible for all environmental aspects and his only duties are :

 

- Ensure that the FIM Environmental Code is respected;

 

 

 

- Have access to all information concerning the event, and be able, prior, during

 

and after the event, to give recommendations to the FIM Jury President or

Clerk of the Course on all aspects of the event which may have harmful

 

environmental consequences;

- Be entitled to attend all open meetings of the Jury, without voting rights;

 

- Draw up a report on the basis of a checklist prepared by the CIE and send it to

 

 

 

the FIM Administration and hand a copy to the FIM Jury President,

 

- Propose sanctions

080.2.14 Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

The Chief Medical Officer, appointed by the FMNR, shall be responsible for all

medical aspects and shall, in particular :

 

- Ensure that the FIM Medical Code is respected.

 

- Inspect all medical/paramedical services before the start of the event and

 

regularly during the event.

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- Ensure that all medical/paramedical services and staff are in their correct

 

places and ready to function.

 

- Give information and recommendations on injured riders and all aspects of

the event which may have potential medical consequences.

- Draw up a report and hand a copy to the FIM Jury President.

 

 

 

- He must be present at all meetings of the FIM International Jury.

080.2.15 Competitors’ Relation Officer (CRO)

The officials responsible for relations with the riders must be readily identifiable

and could be present at :

 

- the administrative and technical controls;

 

- the start and finish of stages;

 

- regroupings;

 

 

 

- all meetings of the FIM International Jury.

The task of the officials dealing with riders consists of :

- informing the riders and constantly acting in collaboration with them;

 

- providing precise answers to all persons raising questions;

 

 

 

- giving all information and additional details concerning the running of the

Cross-Country Rally;

- avoiding transmission to the FIM International Jury of any questions that

 

can be satisfactorily resolved by providing precise explanations, unless the

 

question concerns a protest, e.g. supplying details of times contested.

 

This task can be entrusted to an Assistant Clerk of the Course.

080.2.16 Transport and accommodation of the FIM Officials

The organiser will bear all the cost of the FIM Jury President, FIM second Jury

Member and the FIM Technical Delegate.

 

This mean :

Round trip transport from their home to the event.

 

Accommodation during the event, in a convenient, superior class

 

 

 

hotel.

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Transportation during the event in such a way to allow them to

 

 

 

be able to check the running of the event (rental car or car with a

 

driver).

 

The Organiser must inform the FIM Officials about these arrangements as soon

as possible.

The cost for other FIM Delegates (Environmental, Medical, CRT Representative,

 

etc.) will be borne by the FIM.

080.3 SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS AND INSURANCE

The Supplementary Regulations must be published at least in one of the two

 

 

 

official languages of the FIM and must be approved by the FMNR and the FIM.

 

One copy must be sent to the FIM Administration no later than two months before

 

the date of the event for approval by the FIM. As soon as accepted, the SR will be

 

published on the FIM website.

 

The SR must be drawn up in conformity with the standard model established

 

by the CRT and must specify that the event will be conducted in conformity with

the current Appendix. It must also include the detailed description of the medical

support available by air and land during the event as well as the maximum time

 

granted to the riders for each day, accompanied by detailed itineraries (except for

 

the Selective Sections). The complete time schedules and details with the number

of kilometres and sent to FIM Administration 30 days before the start of the event.

 

No amendment may be made to the SR after its approval by the FIM or the FMNR

and after the opening date for entries. However, in exceptional circumstances, the

FIM International Jury, or if the latter has not yet been appointed, the FMNR, may

 

authorise an amendment to the SR provided that it is subsequently approved by

 

the FIM International Jury and brought to the attention of all persons concerned.

Any modifications or additional provisions shall be announced by additives, which

 

will be dated, numbered and signed. These additives will form an integral part of

 

the Supplementary Regulations and shall be posted on the official notice board

for the Rally. They shall also be communicated directly to the riders in the shortest

 

possible time.

 

The organiser must also provide to the FIM Administration, 20 days before the

 

event, a copy of the third-party liability insurance of the organiser in accordance

with local laws and respecting the provisions laid down in Art. 110.1.1 of the FIM

 

Sporting Code, as well as a copy of the medical repatriation insurance for injured

riders, from the place of the accident to his home.

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For Rallies crossing several countries, the organiser must also provide the

 

relevant authorisations of the FMNs concerned.

 

The interpretation of the Supplementary Regulations is the responsibility of the

 

CRT.

080.4 ENTRIES

All entries must be made in writing on an entry form and all information regarding

the rider, team, sponsor and make of the machine must be indicated.

The entry forms must be printed in the official languages of the FIM and shall

mention Art. 60.5 of the FIM Sporting Code.

Any person wishing to take part in an event must send to the Secretariat of the

organiser the entry application signed and accompanied by the amount of the

entry fee which will be increased by 100 % for the riders refusing the advertising

 

of the organisers. The amount of the entry fee must be specified in the SR.

 

The entry fee will be fully reimbursed :

 

a) to applicants whose entry has been refused;

b) in the event that the Rally is not held.

 

 

 

In order to cover a withdrawal at the last minute by any rider, the organisers

must subscribe to or propose a cancellation insurance policy permitting the

 

reimbursement of fees paid.

The FMN which issued the licence, the FMNR or the organiser may refuse an

 

entry for justifiable reasons. The refusal and justified notification must be sent

 

in writing to the applicant at the latest during the 72 hours following the closing

 

of the entries. Also within this time limit, the notification must be sent to the FIM

 

Administration and to all the FMNs that have riders who sent an entry form.

The CRT can revoke a refusal of entry coming from the FMNR or the organiser, if

 

the refusal is considered not founded by the CRT.

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080.5 INSURANCE

a) The entry fee includes the insurance premium giving the rider and the

 

 

 

participants third-party civil liability cover in accordance with Art. 110.1.1 of

 

the FIM Sporting Code. The insurance will take effect two days before the

 

administrative and technical control and shall cease two days after the official

 

end of the event or after abandonment or official disqualification.

 

b) The terms of this cover must be specified in the Supplementary Regulations.

080.6 ENTERED RIDERS

The riders must obligatorily be holders of :

 

1. A valid FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship licence in

accordance with Art. 70.2.1 of the FIM Sporting Code and Art. 09.1 of the

FIM Medical Code. To obtain this licence from his national federation, the

 

rider must undergo and pass successfully an echocardiogram, once in his

 

lifetime and an exercise tolerance electrocardiogram valid three years.

2. A valid Starting Permission from his national federation to enter specifically

this event, if the rider has an annual licence. If the rider has a “one event”

licence, this licence is sufficient without a Starting Permission.

3. A valid original driving licence corresponding to the type and capacity of

machine used (photocopies are not accepted).

All participants undertake to indemnify and hold harmless the FIM, the FMNR, the

CONUs, the FIM promoters, the organisers and officials, the employees, officers

and agents, from and against any and all liability to third parties for any loss,

damage or injury for which he is jointly and severally liable.

A rider is responsible of the behavior of his mechanics, assistants or

 

manager and any infringement to the regulations will be borne by the rider.

 

When the engine of a motorcycle is running, the driver must wear his helmet.

Any anti-sport, unfair, incorrect or fraudulent action effected by the rider shall be

judged by the International Jury who shall decide on any sanction according to the

FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code and regulations.

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080.6.1 Bib numbers

 

FIM would allocate the bib numbers to the permanent riders in each category.

The 5 first numbers of each category will be allocated in the ascending order

 

 

 

to the 5 first riders who scored points in the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World

 

Championship/World Cup of the previous year. The number will correspond to the

 

final position of the rider.

 

A rider who wants a specific number (a number above 5 and below 199) must

make a request to the FIM Administration before 15 February of the year of the

 

Championship.

Each organiser will allocate the remaining free numbers to the other riders.

 

However, they should, when possible, give a rider the same starting number this

rider had if he rode previously in another round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies

 

World Championship of that year.

 

Starting Numbers must not be bigger than 199.

080.7 MOTORCYCLES, CATEGORIES AND OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

The Championship is open to motorcycles and quads (hereinafter collectively

 

referred to as “motorcycles”) duly covered by a registration certificate and adapted

 

to off-road use. The registration certificate must always reflect the modifications

made to the motorcycle, in particular to the capacity, make, type and commercial

 

description. These motorcycles and their equipment entered must, throughout

the competition, comply with the International Vienna Convention of 1968, the

 

national legal requirements for road traffic of the country in which the vehicle is

 

registered, the road legislation of the country where the event is held and with

 

other rules specified in the Supplementary Regulations. In case a competition

 

motorcycle does not need registration in the country where it comes from, the

motorcycle must still respect the FIM Sporting and Technical rules.

080.7.1 Categories

The categories are as follows :

- Category 1 : 450cc World Championship

(Up to 450cc single or twin cylinder, 2T or 4T)

- Category 2 : Quads (three-wheel vehicles are forbidden) (World Cup)

 

- Category 3 : Women (World Cup)

 

- Category 4 Junior (World Cup)

 

 

 

 

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All the other categories i.e “Over 450cc” do not count towards the FIM World

 

Championship and Cups.

 

080.7.1.1 450cc World Championship

These vehicles are based on road Legal production motorcycles, fully registered

for use on public roads. These motorcycles can be modified and/or equipped for

 

Off-Road Cross-Country Rallies competition as follows : The main parts : frame,

 

engine (cylinder, cylinder head and crankcase) and swing-arm must be the

standard component.

These main parts, with the exception of the crankcase, may be modified according

to the provisions mentioned in the FIM Technical Rules for Cross-Country Rallies

 

- 450cc World Championship category.

The maximum capacity is up to 450cc single or twin cylinder 2T or 4T.

 

 

 

Number plates : white background with black numbers (RAL Colour table : White

 

9010, Black 9005)

080.7.1.2 Quads

These vehicles :

 

must be based on the series production quads vehicle and

 

appear in the manufacturers’ catalogue and

 

be homologated to be used on public roads and

 

comply with the FIM rules for Group G or H; and

 

be modified and/or equipped for Off-Road Cross-Country Rallies

 

 

 

 

competition.

The following parts are to remain completely standard :

 

 

 

the chassis and

the engine (cylinder, cylinder head and crankcases).

The above mentioned parts must be standard components freely available to

 

the public in retail trade.

 

The crankcases of the make and model of the quad used must remain strictly

 

original (i.e. may under no circumstances be changed or modified) and must

 

 

 

fulfill the FIM Technical Rules for Cross-Country Rallies - Quads category.

Please refer to the Technical Rules, Quads, for the capacity authorised per group.

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Number plates : white background with black numbers (RAL Colour table : White

 

9010, Black 9005).

080.7.1.3 Women

To collect points for the Women’s World Cup, a female rider can use a machine

of either Category 1 or 2. If a change of Category is made during the season,

 

FIM points can be collected in the new Category 1 or 2 but will be counted

 

separately for the Women’s Category.

 

 

 

Starting Numbers : according to the category of their machine

Number plates : purple with white numbers (RAL Colour table : Purple 4006, White

 

9010).

080.7.1.4 Junior

To collect points for the Junior’s World Cup, a rider can use a machine of either

Category 1 or 2. If a change of Category is made during the season, FIM points

 

can be collected in the new Category 1 or 2 but will be counted separately for

 

 

 

the Junior Category.

 

Starting Numbers and Number plates : according to the category of their machine.

Age of the rider : the rider must be aged less than 25 years (at 1st January of the

 

 

 

year of the Championship) and holder of a driving licence valid for the motorcycle

 

he will ride.

080.7.2 Change of engine

Any change of engine must be indicated to the Clerk of the Course or the Technical

Steward/FIM Technical Delegate, at the latest one hour before the start of the first

bike, on pain of a 15’ penalty.

080.7.3 Number of engine

Changes of engine during the Rally are free, in quantity, but a time penalty will be

 

applied as follows :

1st change : 15’

 

2nd change : 45’

3rd and following change : 120’

 

The spare engine(s) must have identical technical specifications and must be

 

marked by the Technical Stewards during the first technical inspections, for use

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during the entire duration of the event. The number of engines presented at the

 

preliminary technical inspection is free.

080.7.4 Identification

The organiser shall provide each rider with a set of identification plates comprising

1 front plate and 2 side plates called number plates. The organiser shall also

provide one bib measuring 26 cm x 30 cm, bearing the racing number which

 

should be clearly worn on the rider’s back. The exact sizes and positions of these

 

number plates will be explained in the SR.

 

The race bib cannot be cut and/or modified. In all cases, the upper edge of the

back bib must be a maximum of 20 cm from the neck of the rider and shall be

always visible and not be hidden by anything, like a “Camel Bag”.

 

The number plates shall be affixed visibly at the front and on the rear sides of the

motorcycle. They shall in no circumstances cover, throughout the duration of the

 

Rally, even partly, the registration number of the motorcycle.

At any time during the Rally, the absence of or incorrect affixing of an event

number panel or plate shall result, for each offence noted, in a time penalty, as

 

provided for in the Supplementary Regulations. Before the start of each stage, the

simultaneous absence or incorrect affixing of at least two event number plates or

 

the bib will ban the rider from starting.

 

Each evening, the organiser must be able to supply riders with new number plates

 

and bib, by asking the Competitors’ Relation Officer.

 

A bracelet on which is noted the HQ number will allow riders to be identified. Any

 

default noted by an official will result in penalties equivalent to 10% of the entry

fees. In case of damage to the bracelet, the rider must inform the Competitors’

Relation Officer, who will provide a replacement in exchange for the damaged

item.

080.7.5 Advertising

Riders shall be free to affix any advertising on their motorcycles provided that it :

 

a) is authorised by the FIM Rules and the laws of the countries ridden through;

 

b) is not contrary to public decency and customs;

 

c) does not overlap on those areas which are reserved for the number plates and

the organiser’s requirement, as described in the SR.

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The compulsory advertising of the organisers must conform to the laws of the

 

countries ridden through as well as to the FIM Rules.

080.8 TECHNICAL INSPECTION AND ADMINISTRATIVE

 

CONTROL

 

The only riders who are authorized to go to the administrative control and

 

Technical inspections for the FIM World Championship and FIM Prize events

 

are the ones who complies with Art.80.7.1

 

080.8.1 Administrative control

Prior to the start of the event, an administrative control must be organised, in

 

order to check the licences, driving licence, make and model of the motorcycle,

and compliance of the motorcycle with the category in which it has been entered.

During this administrative control, various safety equipment, map, roadbook,

emergency phone number and other information will be distributed to the riders.

080.8.2 Preliminary Technical Inspection

Prior to the start of the event, a technical control must be carried out in accordance

with the procedure and the times fixed in the FIM Regulations and/or the

Supplementary Regulations of the event.

080.8.2.1 Markings

The following parts will be marked as described below, in such a way as to ensure

 

their identification. The parts so marked must be used throughout the entire

 

competition and must be in their proper place at the final examination. Paint

markings on the crankcases and silencer must be heat resistant. The rider is

 

responsible for the continued presence of all seals and marks.

The Technical Stewards may check, at any time, the presence of these

 

identification marks. The substitution of the original components or disregard of

these regulations is strictly forbidden. Any fraudulent act that is recorded and, in

particular the presentation of retouched identification marks as being intact, shall

result in a penalty up to the disqualification of the rider, as well as that of any rider

 

 

 

who has aided or abetted the offence; this shall not prejudice any more severe

sanctions that may be requested of the FMNR or the International Disciplinary

 

Court, pursuant to Art. 3.1.3 of the FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code.

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Any offence to the provision of the marking of parts is considered as a statement

 

of fact.

Parts Marking Number How or where marked

 

 

 

Crankcase Paint* 1 Right or left side

 

Spare engine Paint* 1 Right or left side

Frame (Chassis for Quad)

main section

 

Paint + * 1 Right hand steering head

 

Silencer Paint* 1 On the top

* or non removable (destructible) sticker.

Marking is restricted to these four parts only and must be done with paint or a

 

non-removable sticker. The use of a marker pen is forbidden.

 

 

 

The frame consists of all welded parts surrounding the engine and supporting

the steering column and the mounting points for the rear suspensions. The frame

must not be changed or replaced during the running of the event. However, the

frame may be left for servicing and repairs

080.8.2.2 Sound Control

All the motorcycles must pass the sound control test, carried out according to

 

 

 

Art.01.79 of the Cross-Country Rallies Technical Rules, during the preliminary

examination and marked by the organiser. For this test, the intakes of the air filter

 

box of the machine must not be obstructed and material (sponges, cloths, foams,

 

etc.) must not be placed inside the air filter box, except the air filter element.

 

The maximum limit of the sound level, using the 2 Meter Max method is fixed at :

For all engine types

 

Checks before

 

the race :

 

Checks during and

 

after the race :

 

115 dB/A

117 dB/A

 

118 dB/A

 

 

 

Target

115 dB/A, + 2 dB/A

 

 

 

for the precision of the method.

117 + 1 dB/A for degradation

 

 

 

of the silencer.

 

If a motorcycle does not pass the sound control test, the rider must immediately

 

solve the problem before the next sound control test.

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080.8.3 Technical Inspection during the Event

During the whole event the FMNR Technical Steward, under the supervision of a

Jury Member or the CRT Technical Delegate, can check any motorcycle. The time

spent for this test will be granted to the rider. The rider is responsible at any time

of the Rally for the technical conformity of his motorcycle.

For the sound control, if during the test, the machine exceeds the maximum level

 

 

 

 

allowed for sound control test during the race and after the race according

to Art. 79.11 of the FIM Cross Country Rally Technical Rules, the rider will be

 

 

 

penalised with 15 minutes (1st offence), 60 minutes (2nd offence), disqualification

 

from the event (3rd offence) or other penalties given as provided for in the FIM

Disciplinary and Arbitration Code.

For repairs, control, etc., the following applies :

 

a rider wishing to repair or replace the silencer of his machine can do so at the

 

end of the day after the final time control, no later than 60 minutes after his

time limit or no later than 60 minutes before his next scheduled starting time.

The rider may request as many sound controls as he wishes during the 30

 

minutes allowance. After 30 minutes have elapsed, the rider will be required

 

to present his machine for testing to the sound control test official.

After the 30 minutes, if the sound level is above the required standard, the

rider will be penalised according to the above-mentioned rule.

If the silencer is changed during the day, the rider must present it to the

 

technical steward in order to be marked with a different paint or sticker.

 

 

 

At the end of the day, a sound control test will be carried out during the 30 minutes

 

allowance. If the test is passed, the silencer will be marked with the official paint.

 

If not, the rider will be penalised according to the above-mentioned rule (or other

 

penalties given as provided for in the FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code).”

 

The competent bodies or officials can disqualify at any time during the event a

 

motorcycle, the construction or condition of which is considered to be or may

become a source of danger.

 

Any refusal to present the machine to a control requested by the Technical

Steward will be sanctioned up to disqualification.

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080.8.4 Technical Inspection at the end of the Event

Without it being an obligation, a complete and detailed control involving the

dismantling of the motorcycle of riders ranking in the first places of each category,

 

as well as of any other rider, may be carried out at the complete discretion of the

 

International Jury, either acting on their own initiative or following a protest, or on

the advice of the Clerk of the Course.

 

If an engine must be controlled and completely dismantled and if there are not the

 

appropriate technical conditions at the end of the rally, the motorcycle must be

 

sealed and shipped to the country of the organising FMNR.

The disassembly and the control of the engine takes place with the representative

 

of the manufacturer of the said motorcycle, in the presence of a Technical Steward

appointed for the event. The transportation costs are at the charge of the organiser.

080.9 FUEL

In Europe, the fuel used, i.e. normal roadside unleaded pump fuel, shall be in

accordance with the Technical Rules, Cross-Country Rallies Appendix.

 

Outside Europe, if the fuel available for the riders in the country(ies) crossed

 

does not answer the FIM specifications, the organiser will have to make the

characteristics of this fuel appear in the Supplementary Regulations, in conformity

with the last paragraph of Article 63.01.2 Cross-Country Rallies Technical Rules.

A fuel control may be carried out at any time during an event, according to

Art. 63.05 of the Cross-Country Rallies Technical Rules. A rider whose fuel fails

 

to meet the Cross-Country Rallies Technical Rules will be disqualified from the

 

whole event.

The rider is liable for the reimbursement of the costs of the test and other penalties

 

may be imposed.

 

All protests requesting a fuel control must be accompanied by a security deposit

of 730 EUR paid to the FIM International Jury or the FIM (supplementary controls).

080.10 RALLY HEADQUARTERS

The Rally Headquarters (Rally HQ) must be fully operational before the start of the

 

first competitor until the last competitor is back at the Bivouac, without any break.

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It must be equipped with all the necessary transmission equipment for

 

communication with the helicopters, the Tango (medical car) the sweeper truck,

 

start and finish of the Selective Sections, TC, CP etc.

It must be equipped to accommodate the staff in charge of the satellite tracking

 

system, the coordinator of the search and rescue team, the Clerk of the Course,

 

etc.

080.10.1 Journal

The organiser will keep an information book with irremovable numbered pages.

 

This journal will be hand written with the precise time and date of the annotations. It

 

will be composed of all messages sent or received at the Rally HQ in chronological

 

order as well as all the information regarding the advancement of the event. It will

remain at the disposal of the Clerk of the Course and the FIM President of the

 

Jury.

An electronic secured version of the journal is also allowed.

At the end of each Stage, the Rally HQ must report the main event of the day to

the FIM International Jury (withdrawal, sweep, accidents, injuries etc).

080.11 ROAD BOOK AND NAVIGATION

The route of the Rally is secret until the Road book/GPS is distributed to the riders.

 

Organisers using a different GPS system from the one described hereafter must

 

mention in their Supplementary Regulations the functioning of their system and

 

the possible unlocking codes.

080.11.1 Official Itinerary

The official itinerary (Selective and Road Sections) is recorded in the GPS(s)

supplied to the riders. The validation in a chronological order of each Waypoint

(WPV, WPM, WPE, WPS, DZ, FZ, CP) localised on the road book guarantees the

 

respect of this itinerary by the riders. Each point will be numbered in chronological

order on the road book and in the GPS.

 

A WPM or WPE is also affected at DZs and FZs of the Speed Control Zone.

 

The Clerk of the Course must be in possession of this itinerary including all the

 

GPS points.

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080.11.2 Fonctionnement du GPS

Seuls seront communiqués les points GPS de départ et d’arrivée des Etapes et

 

Secteurs Sélectifs.

 

Entre 2 WPM, le GPS n’affiche que le cap suivi et la vitesse. Lorsque le coureur

 

pénètre dans un cercle de 3 km de rayon autour d’un WPM, le GPS affiche

 

toutes les informations habituelles : COG, SOG, CTW, DTW.

 

Pour valider son passage, le coureur devra passer à moins de 200 m d’un WPM.

 

Le coureur devra respecter l’ordre chronologique des WPT de l’Etape

 

considérée. Dans le cas contraire, le GPS affichera uniquement le cap suivi et la

 

vitesse.

 

Toutefois, le coureur peut forcer le GPS à se caler sur un autre WPT par la

 

touche « W+ » ou « W– ».

 

 

080.11.3 Pénalités

 

 

 

Waypoint manquant (WPV, WPM, WPE, DZ, FZ) 20’.

 

 

 

 

 

WPS manquant : 120’

 

 

 

080.11.4 Road Book

 

 

 

Tous les coureurs recevront un road book qui indiquera l’itinéraire qui a été

DS

 

 

AS

 

 

R : 3 km

 

 

R : 200 m

 

 

 

R : 3 km

 

 

R : 200 m

 

 

 

080.11.2 Functioning of the GPS

Only the waypoints for the start and finish of the stages and Selective Sections

 

will be given.

 

Between 2 WPM’s, the GPS will only show the compass heading and the speed.

 

Once the competitors have entered the 3 km radius around a WPM, the GPS will

display all the usual functions of a GPS : COG, SOG, CTW, DTW.

To validate their passage, riders must pass within at least 200 metres of a WPM.

Riders must respect the chronological order of WPTs of the stage under

consideration. If this is not the case the GPS will only display the compass

 

heading followed and speed. Nevertheless, the riders may force the GPS to reset

on another WPT by pressing the “W+” or the “W-“button.

080.11.3 Penalties

Missing waypoint (WPV, WPM, WPE, DZ, FZ) 20’.

Missing a WPS : 120’

080.11.4 Road Book

All riders will receive a road book which will indicate the itinerary which has been

 

reconnoitred and which will be ‘opened’ and ‘swept’. Only this route is opened

 

and validated by the opening team. It will indicate compulsory points of passage

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(WPV’s, WPM’s, WPE’s, WPS’s, DZ’s, FZ’s, CP’s) which must be respected on

pain of penalties.

Between two compulsory points of passage the itinerary of the road book is not

compulsory but strongly recommended, except in agricultural and forestry zones

 

or areas sensitive to the environment.

In the first road book the complete list of symbols (according to the model at the

 

end of the Appendices) must appear. The road book of each stage will have in its

 

first pages the description of the stage. The list of symbols and the descriptions

 

must be in two languages minimum, including English.

 

The modification notes in the road book made by the organiser’s opening team

 

must be signed by the Clerk of the Course and posted on the official board at the

 

latest at the opening of the briefing the day before the stage concerned.

These notes complete the road book by the addition of some information about

 

directions and danger.

A Selective Section or a Road Section running on an existing track will feature in

the road book as a solid line.

A Selective Section or a Road Section running ‘off-track’ will feature in the road

book as a broken line.

Riders must, in all cases, adapt their riding to the conditions of the terrain which

 

will change frequently. The greatest attention must be paid at all times, whatever

 

the type of route (Selective Sections, Road Sections, off track…).

080.11.5 Unblocking of the GPS

For safety reasons, riders will have two means of unblocking their GPS by using

 

two specific codes :

 

1) Code ‘5555, Emergency code’

 

For a rider wishing to retire, this code will completely unblock the GPS and allow

 

the rider to introduce new points manually.

 

The use of this code will be penalised by 6 hours penalty per use.

 

2) Code ‘WPM’

This code, given by the race control at the request of the rider via his Satellite

Tracking System, allows the GPS to function ‘normally’ and display all the

 

waypoints, DTW, CTW, COG, SOG and will change the Hidden Waypoint (WPM)

and the WPS into a Visible Waypoint (WPV).

 

 

 

 

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All uses of this code will result in the following penalties :

From the 1st to the 3rd use : 3 hours penalty per use

 

From the 4th use : 6 hours penalty per use

 

 

 

 

080.11.6 Checking procedure

Throughout the duration of the rally, riders are responsible for the correct functioning

of their GPS(s) downloaded by the organisers. The GPS(s) must be switched

 

on and connected permanently to their power supply and aerials throughout the

 

entire stage. All actions caused by riders (loss, destruction, switching off etc.)

making it impossible to read the GPS and / or all attempts at fraud or manipulation

noted will result in penalties to be decided by the Jury of Sporting Stewards and

 

may be up to disqualification.

Checks will be carried out at the end of Stages. According to the model of GPS,

 

 

 

 

the rider must :

Either put their GPS(s) on the “checks” screen on their arrival at the TC.

 

 

 

All the waypoints will appear on a screen page either ‘clear’ or in ‘grey’ :

 

not validated or validated. The person carrying out the checks will note

 

any infractions and these will be counter signed by the rider. The controller

 

will then add a slip of paper to the rider’s time card and will send a copy to

the race direction.

Or, return his GPS to be downloaded. The person responsible of the

 

 

 

 

control of the GPS will provide the list of infractions to the clerk of

 

the course.

In the case of a protest, accompanied by the appropriate deposit, the rider has half

an hour after notification to make a written protest to the Clerk of the Course. The

 

GPS(s) will then be dismantled and sealed by a technical steward in the presence

 

of the rider (or his representative) before being examined by a technician who will

hand his report to the Clerk of the Course and to the rider.

080.12 ROUTE

The Route is divided into Stages that comprise one or several Selective Sections

(SS) connected by Road Sections.

 

Throughout the duration of the event, the riders must strictly comply with the traffic

 

regulations of the countries through which the event passes. Any rider who does

 

not comply with these requirements will be penalised as follows :

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a) 1st infringement : a time penalty equal to 30’;

 

b) 2nd infringement : a time penalty of 1 hour;

 

c) 3rd infringement : up to disqualification.

 

The police or officials who record any infringement of the traffic regulations by a

 

rider must inform him of it in the same way as for other road users.

Should they decide not to stop the rider at fault, they may ask the organisers to

 

apply the penalties, provided that :

a) notification of the offence reaches the organisers through the official

 

channels and in a written note, before posting of the classification of the

 

stage during which the offence was committed;

 

b) the reports of the offence are sufficiently detailed to ensure that the identity

 

of the rider at fault is established without any doubt and that the places and

 

times of the offence are perfectly correct;

c) the complaints are not susceptible to diverse interpretations.

 

 

 

 

080.13 STAGES

The distance in km of the daily Stages must be adapted to the difficulties of the

 

terrain, in such a way that the riders may arrive by daylight in normal racing

conditions. Stages of more than 700 kilometres, including Road Sections and

Selective Sections, can be authorised if the organiser’s request is justified, and

 

with the appropriate measures of security. This request for derogation must be

sent to the FIM Administration as soon as the draft of the itinerary is complete.

 

After each Stage, a minimum rest period of six hours is compulsory. A minimum

 

rest period of 18 hours is compulsory after ten Stages or after 6000 kilometres

have been completed. The Clerk of the Course may allow a rider to start a new

 

Stage without proof of the six hours rest, once only in a ten-day period, according

to the advice of the event doctor. In this case, the rider must turn up one hour

 

before his theoretical start.

080.14 SUPER SPECIAL STAGE (SSS)

The organisation of a Super Special Stage is optional. If organised, it will be the

 

SS1 of Stage 1. All riders must take part in it and the result will count for the

 

classification of the event as well as any road penalties relating thereto.

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It will be run in the form of a Selective Section, with a minimum length of

2 km and a maximum length of 10 km. The Supplementary Regulations must

specify whether reconnaissance of the Super Special Stage is permitted and in

 

what form.

080.14.1 Super Special Stage Spectacle (SSSS)

A Super Special Stage Spectacle can be organised each day near the bivouac or

 

a city in order to bring the sport close to the spectators. This Super Special Stage

Spectacle will have the same sporting rules as the Super Special Stage but will

not be timed.

080.15 SELECTIVE SECTIONS (SS)

Selective Sections are run on tracks and sections of “road” open to the public. The

 

greatest care is recommended in relation to other possible users.

 

In a stage, the cumulative length of the Selective Sections must not exceed 600

 

kilometres.

 

The Selective Sections must be such that all the riders can complete them entirely

 

during the day in normal racing conditions.

 

It is forbidden to give the start of a Selective Section at night.

At sunset, if riders are still riding in the Selective Section, a permanent watch must

be organised at the Rally HQ.

Refuelling will be provided for after a maximum of 250 kilometres. During this

 

refuelling, the race will be neutralised for at least 15 minutes. The refuelling zone

is not a Parc Fermé. The refuelling zone cannot be a servicing.

 

 

 

In agricultural and forestry zones and areas sensitive to the environment and

security, defined by Waypoints and marked on the Road Book, the itinerary and

all the boxes in the road book must be strictly respected. It is notably forbidden to

“cut” corners through fields, forests, orchards and swamps.

 

This strict respect of the route will also be applied to the Super Special Stage

 

which must be marked.

 

Any infringement to this rule will be penalised by 15’.

In all other cases, only GPS points given by the organiser are considered as

 

compulsory passage points. The road book is only a navigation tool.

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It is forbidden to deliberately block the passage of motorcycles or prevent them

 

from overtaking.

 

It is forbidden for riders to ride in the opposite direction of the Selective Sections,

under threat of penalty which may result in disqualification from the event.

080.15.1 Start of a Selective Section

At the start of a Selective Section, when the motorcycle comes to a stop in front of

 

the starting control, the timekeeper on duty will enter on the time card of the rider

 

the true starting time of the motorcycle concerned (hour and minute), then will call

 

out the last 30 seconds, 15 seconds and last five seconds one at a time. After the

 

last five seconds, the starting signal will be given and this must be immediately

 

followed by the starting of the motorcycle.

 

Remaining for more than 30 seconds on the start line, after the starting signal, will

 

incur a penalty of two minutes.

Any rider refusing to leave at the start of a Selective Section at the time and in

the position that have been allotted will be penalised, possibly by disqualification

from the event.

 

The start of a Selective Section at the time indicated on the time card can be

 

delayed by the timekeeper.

A start made before the official has given the signal will be penalised by one

minute. This penalisation does not rule out more serious sanctions that may be

 

applied by the FIM International Jury, particularly in the case of a repeated offence.

When a rider is unable to present his motorcycle with his engine running at the

start of a Selective Section, the penalty shall be one minute per minute of lateness.

080.15.2 Arrival of a Selective Section

The arrival at the Selective Section will be judged at speed, with the panels being

 

arranged as follows :

 

a) yellow chequered panel (start of zone)

 

b) after about 100 metres, red chequered panels (arrival at speed)

 

c) at a distance of 150 to 300 metres, 2 red panels (timepiece and STOP)

 

d) finally, 100 metres further on, final beige panel with 3 cross-bars.

 

A voluntary stop between the yellow warning panel and the STOP panel is

 

prohibited, under threat of penalty that may result in disqualification from the event.

 

Timing is recorded on the finish line, with printer-type clocking-in equipment. The

 

latter will be duplicated by hand-held stopwatches.

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At a distance of 150 to 300 metres after the finish, the rider shall stop at a time

check signalled by a red clock and a red STOP panel. The timekeeper on duty

will enter on the time card the arrival time (hour, minute and second), which will

 

also be the starting time for the following Road Section (hour and minute). Any

 

rider not stopping at the STOP panel to enter his time will be penalised, up to

 

disqualification.

The arrival times are recorded on the basis of seconds.

If a “ceremonial finish” is planned at a different location from the actual finish, the

details of the procedure regarding Time Control etc, must be stated in the SR.

080.16 SPEED CONTROL ZONE

In the zones defined as Speed Control Zones, the speed of the riders, in the Road

Sections as well as in the Selective Sections, will be limited; the value of this

 

limitation will be indicated in the roadbook. Moreover, it is the responsibility of

 

 

 

the rider to adapt his speed to the local population and the traffic.

 

These zones will be marked on the road book by a box marked “DZ” (start of the

 

zone), a FZ box (end of the zone) and the maximum speed allowed. The absence

of indicating signs for speed cannot give cause for protest.

 

Overtaking is authorised, on condition that the maximum speed authorised in the

 

zone is not exceeded.

Speed controls will be done by means of the GPS.

In a Speed Control Zone, if the speed limit is exceeded, a signal can appear on the

GPS screen to indicate excess speed with a recording of this.

 

A deceleration area of 90 metres around the start of the zone as well as an

 

acceleration area of 90 metres around the end of the zone will be allowed.

 

A Speed Infringement (SI) is made when the maximum speed is exceeded once

or several times in the same Speed Control Zone.

 

When speeding, a pulse signal is recorded in the GPS every 150 m and the speed

is shown on the speed page “SPD” on the GPS. Each pulse signal (IMP) will be

 

penalised as follows.

up to 20 km/h : IMP X 1’

 

between 21 and 40 km/h : IMP X 2’

 

more than 40 km/h : IMP X 6’

 

 

 

 

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Example : Zone limited to 50 km/h. A rider passes the first two pulse signals at 100

km/h then the 3rd at 80 km/h, the 4th at 52 km/h; the other ones are below the limit.

 

 

 

Calculation : 2 x 6’ + 1 x 2’ + 1 x 1’ Total of the penalties : 15 minutes.

The second Speed Infringement will be when speeding once or several times in

 

another Speed Control Zone. The Number of Speed Infringements (NSI) will be

 

added during the event. From the second offence and for all the following, each

 

pulse signal (IMP) will be penalised as follows :

up to 20 km/h : IMP X 1’ X NSI

 

between 21 et 40 km/h : IMP X 2’ X NSI

 

more than 40 km/h : IMP X 6’ X NSI

 

 

 

Example : in the second Speed Control Zone of the rally, limited to 50 km/h, the

same rider passes the first pulse signal at 72 km/h, the 2nd at 63 km/h, the 3rd at 51

 

 

 

km/h; the other ones are below the limit.

 

Calculation : 1 x 2’ + 2 x 1’ Penalties : 4 minutes x 2 which makes a total of 8

minutes of penalties, as it is the 2nd Speed Infringement (NSI = 2), then x three for

 

 

 

the third Speed Infringement (NSI = 3), x fourth for the fourth Speed Infringement

 

(NSI = 4) etc.

 

The controls will be ordered by the Clerk of the Course or the FIM International

 

Jury and executed by a GPS technician in the presence of an official or a Judge

of facts.

The FIM International Jury can give a disqualification if the relapse of speeding is

considered intentionally.

080.16.1 Start of the control zone

The entry of a speed control zone recorded in the GPS will be indicated on the

 

road book by a box marked “DZ” and by a hidden waypoint (WPM). To validate

 

the entry of Zone “DZ”, the rider must pass at less than 90 metres (radius around

 

the WPM “DZ”).

 

In a radius of 3 kms of this WPM, the rider’s GPS will become active (DTW, CTW

 

with arrow) so as to guide the rider to the start of the zone.

 

90m before this GPS point the rider will be informed by his GPS that he is

 

approaching a Speed Control Zone (deceleration).

 

The 90m situated after the GPS point, is considered as a deceleration zone (zone

 

of tolerance), before entering in the control zone.

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080.16.2 Speed Control Zone

The control zone will appear permanently on riders’ GPS screens, meaning that

 

they can in no way claim not to know either the entrance or exit of the zone. The

 

speed of a rider will be limited to the maximum speed allowed between the point

 

of entry and exit point of the zone, regardless of the route taken between these

 

two points.

080.16.3 End of the Control Zone

The end of a GPS Speed Control Zone will be indicated on the road book by a box

 

marked “FZ” and by an eclipse waypoint (WPE).

 

Around this point there will be a zone of tolerance of 90m so as to avoid any

arguments concerning the measuring of speed.

 

Riders can reaccelerate from this point.

 

The exit point of the speed control zone is a compulsory point of passage. To

validate the exit of Zone “FZ”, the rider must pass at less than 90 metres (radius

 

around the WPE “FZ”).

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SPEED CONTROL WITH A WPM AND

 

A WPE

 

 

 

CONTROLLED ZONE

 

With no particular

 

distance

 

PENALISED

 

ZONE

 

50 kph

 

Route followed by competitors

 

ZONE EXIT

 

 

-1 Box of Road Book

 

-1 eclipse way point (WPE)

 

 

R = 90 m

 

R = 90 m

 

ZONE ENTRY

 

 

- 1 Box of Road Book

 

- 1 hidden way point

 

(WPM)

 

- Activation zone of the

 

GPS within a radius of

 

3 km

 

- Deceleration zone over

 

90 m

 

- Tolerance zone over 90m

 

 

TOLÉRANCE

 

BRAKING

 

 

R = 3 KM

 

 

 

DECELERATION

 

TOLÉRANCE

 

ACCELERATION

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080 16.4 Successive Speed Control Zones with different speeds

When a speed control zone is made of two successive areas, with two different

 

speed of different values, the maximum speed within a radius of 90 metres of the

 

entering waypoint of the second section will always be the highest speed of the

 

two areas. In the case of a decreasing speed limit, entering the 90 metres radius

 

of this waypoint will be the start of the deceleration area.

 

In an area made of 2 successive speed control zones, with 2 maximum speeds

 

of different values, the waypoint in-between will warn of the modification of the

speed limit.

2 SUCCESSIVE SECTIONS, INCREASING SPEEDS : 50 TO 90 KM/H

If the 2nd speed control zone has a lower speed limit than the 1st zone, the GPS

 

 

 

shows it (white numbers on a black background) as soon as the competitor enters

into the 90 m radius around the entry waypoint of the 2nd speed control zone. At

 

the same time, the GPS still shows the ALARM SPEED triangle.

 

 

 

 

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2 SUCCESSIVE SECTIONS, DECREASING SPEEDS : 90 TO 50 KM/H

shows it (white numbers on a black background) as soon as the competitor

enters into the 90 m radius around the entry waypoint of the 2nd speed control

 

zone. At the same time, the GPS still shows the ALARM SPEED triangle.

 

 

 

2 SUCCESSIVE SECTIONS, DECREASING SPEEDS: 90 TO 50 KM/H

080.17 STARTING ORDER

 

080.17.1 General

In car/motorcycle Rallies, the minimum time the ideal start time of the

 

last motorcycle and the start of the first car must be 30 minutes or 1 hour

 

(decided by the Organiser). If the interval is of 1 hour, it must be mentioned in the

 

SR and the rules must be adapted from 30 min. to 1 hour. By no means can a

 

rider start once the first car has started.

 

Any lateness in arriving at the departure of the Super Special Stage, a Selective

 

Section or a Leg, will be penalised at the rate of one minute for each minute of

 

lateness. Beyond 30 min. or 1 hour lateness, the start will be refused.

R = 90 m

 

R = 90 m

 

R = 90 m

 

 

 

DZ 90

 

DZ 50

 

FZ 50

Section 1, penalised at 90 km/h Section 2, penalised at 50 km/h

 

SPEED CONTROL ZONE

DÉCÉLÉRATION

 

BRAKING TOLÉRANCE

 

ACCÉLÉRATION TOLÉRANCE

90 km/h 50 km/h

 

GPS

 

indication:

 

Penalty if speed is

 

over:

DÉCÉLÉRATION

080.17 STARTING ORDER

 

080.17.1 General

In car/motorcycle Rallies, the minimum time between the ideal start time of the last

 

motorcycle and the start of the first car must be 30 minutes or 1 hour (decided by

 

the Organiser). If the interval is of 1 hour, it must be mentioned in the SR and the

rules must be adapted from 30 min. to 1 hour. By no means can a rider start once

the first car has started.

The 4 wheeled vehicles called SSV, UTV, S1 or S2 or any other type of cars

 

 

must start at least 30 minutes after the last motorcycle or quad.

Any lateness in arriving at the departure of the Super Special Stage, a Selective

Section or a Stage, will be penalised at the rate of one minute for each minute of

 

lateness. Beyond 30 min. or 1 hour lateness, the start will be refused.

 

For the Stages with several Selective Sections the start of the second Selective

 

Sections will be given according to the arrival order of the preceding Selective

Section (gap kept to the second). To this time will be added the allotted time for

 

 

 

the possible Road Section and the prescribed 5 minutes.

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In the case of a regrouping, the starting order will be that of the arrival at the time

 

check. The first ten riders will start one by one every two minutes. The others will

 

start (one by one or two by two) minute by minute or 30 seconds by 30 seconds.

In case of security problems, the Clerk of the Course can modify the starting

 

orders.

080.17.2 Super Special Stage

The order and the starting procedures of this Super Special Stage will be left to

the initiative of the organisers and published in the SR. It is not possible to leave

 

the choice of starting order to the riders.

080.17.3 First Stage

 

If a Super Special Stage (SSS) was held :

The starting order of the first Stage will be drawn up following the classification of

 

the SSS : the 15 competitors who made the best times of the Super Special can

 

choose their starting order for Stage 1. The first rider to choose will be the one

 

who made the best time in the Super Special, followed by the second best time,

up to the 15th time.

If no Super Special Stage (SSS) was held :

The starting order of the first Stage will be drawn up according to the provisional

 

classification of the current World Cross Country Championship, or, for the first

 

event of the season, the final classification of the previous year’s Championship.

In either case, the top 15 riders from this classification will start in reverse order

 

(15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, etc.). If one or several famous riders (at the jury

 

discretion) are registered and do not appear on the provisional classification of

 

current championship, they will start first.

 

In both cases, the first ten riders will start one by one every 2 minutes; the others

 

 

 

will start (one by one or two by two) minute by minute or 30 seconds by 30 seconds.

080.17.4 Second and subsequent Stages

The starting order of the second and subsequent Stages will be made in the order

 

 

 

of the Selective Section overall classification, or the accumulation of the Selective

Sections of the previous day. The first ten riders will start one by one every 2

 

minutes; the others will start (one by one or two by two) minute by minute or 30

 

 

 

seconds by 30 seconds.

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080.17.5 Last Stage

The starting orders for the last Stage will be at the discretion of the organisers

and published in the SR. It is not possible to leave the choice of starting order to

 

the riders.

080.17.6 Collective start

Only one start of this type is authorised per event. The procedure of this collective

 

start must be published in the SR.

080.17.7 Change in the start order

For safety reasons, at the end of each stage, the FIM International Jury may

reposition, at their own discretion, upon request from the rider to the Clerk of the

 

Course, the first ten riders in the provisional overall classification, in regards to the

 

start order of the following stage.

In no case can such a repositioned rider start in front of a rider appearing among

the first ten in the starting list of the next stage.

 

The number of reclassification will be allowed at the discretion of the FIM

 

International Jury. The request must be done before the daily evening briefing.

080.17.8 No start or abandon in a Selective Section/Stage

A rider not present at the start of a Stage and who did not informed the race

 

direction in any manner will be disqualified.

 

 

 

 

The rider who does not wish to start a Stage must still present himself, be

represented by somebody at the start of the Stage or have informed the Clerk of

the Course before the start of the Stage. In this case, he will receive a penalty

 

 

 

 

as follows :

 

 

12 hours + Sporting Penalty (SP) + Maximum time of the Selective Section +

 

 

Allotted time of the Road Section not done + the value of all waypoints not

 

validated.

A rider, who does not start a Selective Section or leaves it without having validated

 

 

 

the first waypoint after the one from the start, will receive the following penalty :

Six hours for the Selective Section not taken + SP + Maximum time of the Selective

Section + Allotted time of the Road Section not done + the value of all waypoints

not validated.

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The rider who starts a Selective Section, validates the first waypoint after the one

 

 

 

from the start and then leaves the Selective Section will receive the following

penalty :

 

Three hours for having left the Selective Section + SP + Maximum time of the

 

Selective Section + Allotted time of the Road section not done + the value of all

waypoints not validated.

 

To obtain FIM points, a rider must not have more than 25% SP from the total

 

numbers of Selective Sections of the Rally, rounded up (example : 6 SS in total,

 

25% makes 1,5, rounded up to 2. If more than 2 SP, this rider can finish the Rally

 

but will appear in the FIM classification with zero point).

 

In all cases, in order to appear on the FIM final classification, a rider must take the

 

start of the last Selective Section, cross the finishing line and park his motorcycle/

quad in the Parc Fermé before the closing deadline.

080.17.9 Motorcycle not in condition to start

At the start of a Stage or of a Selective Section, if the Technical Stewards/FIM

 

Technical Delegate note that a motorcycle is manifestly in a condition which is

 

incompatible with normal use, they must immediately inform the Clerk of the

 

Course, who may call for its condition to be rectified.

 

In this case, the time taken, in minutes, to perform the work shall be considered

as so many minutes of lateness recorded over a Road Section. In order to prevent

 

the rider from trying to make up his lost time after the repair, the latter shall be

given a new starting time, provided that the first car has not started or the TC is

not closed.

080.18 ASSISTANCE, TOWING AND REFUELLING

 

080.18.1 General

Assistance and towing of a rider still in the race can be done only by vehicles/

 

persons officially entered in the race or in the Assistance category. All racing

vehicles, once they have abandoned the race and therefore have crosse out

 

in black the number plates and the number of the race can be considered as

 

assistance vehicles, if authorised by the race direction. All infractions of the

assistance regulations will incur penalties up to and including disqualification from

the race.

 

A rider is responsible for his assistance.

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The use of radio sending-receiving equipment or HF, VHF, CB, radio and

telephone receivers may be regulated. The banning or limits must be specified in

the Supplementary Regulations.

080.18.2 Authorised Assistance

1) In a Selective Section :

 

 

 

Assistance and towing is authorised, without any penalties, only by the crew of a

 

car, bike or a truck officially entered in the race, and still racing.

 

The organiser can specify, in the Supplementary Regulations, specific assistance

areas, marked on the Road Book. At these assistance points, the vehicles in the

Assistance category and their crew can work on the motorcycle.

 

A vehicle in the Assistance category can work on a Selective Section only after

approval of the race direction and after the closure of the control at the end of

the Selective Section. The rider who benefits from that will be penalised 3 hours

 

for towing and/or assistance + Sporting Penalty (SP) + Maximum time of the

Selective Section + Allotted time of the Road Section not done + the value of all

waypoints not validated.

 

2) On the Road Section :

 

The transport or towing of motorcycles in a Road Section will result in a penalty

of three hours unless exceptionally authorised by the Supplementary Regulations

 

or the International Jury.

3) At the bivouac :

 

By the crew of a car, a motorcycle or a truck officially entered in and still in the

 

race, by the vehicles and their crew in the Assistance category, by the mechanics

 

officially accredited to travel by plane, by the Team Manager.

 

After having checked in at the time control at the end of the Stage, riders (or

 

persons entered as assistance in the same team) may take their race machine

 

out of the bivouac for refuelling, to go to a hotel or carry out technical tests, within

a radius of 15 km from the bivouac. For these tests, the Satellite Tracking System

must be switched on.

080.18.3 Forbidden Assistance

The following are forbidden, on pain of penalties up to and including disqualification :

 

1) The transport of parts and/or personal effects or assistance, transport or

 

towing by a vehicle and/or a person other than a car, motorbike, truck officially

entered in and still in the race or as vehicles in the Assistance category and

their crew.

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2) The stocking, dropping or parachuting of spare parts, tools, personal effects,

fuel throughout all the countries crossed by the Rally.

3) All assistance in an enclosed place, closed or guarded, even if this place is

 

situated within the area of the bivouac. A tent is not considered as an enclosed

place.

4) The presence of a vehicle from the Assistance category on the route of a

Selective Section.

5) All airborne assistance not controlled by the organisers. Airborne assistance

is considered as any presence on a Stage of an aircraft having aboard any

person with any link whatsoever with a competitor.

080.18.4 Fuel/Autonomy

 

080.18.4.1 Autonomy

Each rider is responsible for calculating their fuel range. In no case may riders

 

make any claims against the organisers if their machine fails to cover the minimum

 

distance mentioned in the SR, regardless of the nature of the terrain.

For safety reasons a 10% margin is indispensable.

080.18.4.2 Refuelling during a Selective Sections

The rider alone is responsible for refuelling.

Refuelling must be done with the engine cut.

 

A 15 minute neutralisation will be put in place each time refuelling is carried out

during a special Stage.

Each refuelling will be preceded by a CP. After having given in their time card,

 

each rider must take their machine to the refuelling truck. Fuel will be distributed

in order of arrival at the CP.

 

After having refuelled, riders must present themselves to the neutralisation

control, where they will recover their time card. A new start will be given at the end

of the neutralisation.

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As the refuelling zone is not a servicing, all external assistance on a machine

 

 

 

is forbidden during refuelling on pain of penalties at the discretion of the FIM

International Jury. Only riders are allowed to help other competitors.

080.18.4.3 Refuelling on Road Sections and at the bivouac

On road sections where service stations can supply Super 95 or 98 it is the

 

responsibility of the riders to fill up at their own expense.

 

Where there is no service station near the bivouac, the organiser will provide fuel

at the bivouac. This fuel is usually included in the entry fee.

080.19 TIME CARD

1. At the start of each Stage, the riders will receive a time card on which are

indicated the times allotted for covering each Road Section and the maximum

times authorised for each Selective Section. Each time card will be returned

 

to the timekeeper at the finish of each Stage and replaced by a new time

 

card at the start of the following Selective Section. The rider alone shall be

responsible for his time card.

2. Any correction or alteration to the card which has not been approved in writing

 

by a controller shall result in disqualification from the event.

3. Presentation of the time card at the various checks and the exactness of the

 

entries thereon shall be the entire responsibility of the rider. Only timekeepers

shall be authorised to enter a time on the time card, either by hand or with a

time-printer.

4. Riders are obligatorily required, under threat of penalty which may result in

 

disqualification from the event, to be checked-in on passing all the points

 

mentioned on the time card, and in the order in which they are listed.

 

The absence of the visa to any control whatsoever will result in a fixed penalty,

 

possibly disqualification from the event as indicated in the Supplementary

Regulations or the Road book. These time penalties can vary from one Stage

 

to another.

The loss of a time card results in a penalty of five minutes.

 

5. A rider cannot present his time card at a control without his motorcycle.

080.20 CONTROL ZONES

All controls must be passed in the order defined by the Road Book.

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All controls, i.e. time checks, start and finish of Selective Sections, Passage

 

Control will be marked in the GPS with a “WPS” and will be indicated by means of

 

standardised panels as follows :

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1. Unless the Clerk of the Course decides otherwise, the check posts are

 

operational one hour before the ideal hour of the passage of the first rider.

 

They will cease to operate one hour after the ideal hour of the last rider, taking

into account :

his starting time

 

the allotted time

 

the delay from event disqualification

 

the maximum time authorised

 

 

 

2. The start of the control zone is indicated by a warning panel with a yellow

background. At a distance of about 100 m, the position of the control point

is indicated by a panel with a red background. The end of the control zone,

 

approximately 100 metres further on, is indicated by a final panel with a beige

background and three black cross-bars.

The panels must always be found on the right of the control zone. The width of

 

this zone should not exceed 15 m. In the areas where different accesses are

 

possible, it is compulsory to delimit this width by a double official sign.

 

3. Any control zone, i.e. any zone between the first yellow warning panel and the

 

final beige panel is considered as a Parc Fermé. The duration of the stop must

not exceed the time required for the control operations.

 

4. It is strictly forbidden to enter or leave a control area from any direction other

 

than that prescribed by the itinerary of the Rally or to re-enter a control area

 

once checking in has taken place at this control, on pain of :

a) 1st infringement : 10 min

 

b) 2nd infringement : 1 h

 

c) 3rd infringement and following : 3h.

 

 

 

These penalties also apply to the rider who re-enters a control zone when his

time card has already been stamped.

5. The ideal time for clocking-in is the sole responsibility of the riders. The official

time is the GPS time.

6. The riders are required, under threat of penalty which may result in

 

disqualification from the event, to follow the instructions of the chief of the

control point.

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080.21 TIME CHECKS

At the time checks at the start of a stage or the start of the Selective Section, the

riders are not allowed to clock-in in advance. Any lateness between the true time

 

and the ideal time of clocking-in will be penalised on the basis of one minute per

 

minute or fraction of minute. Further to 30 or 60 minutes lateness, the rider will not

 

be allowed to start.

 

At the time checks at the end of a stage as well as in the Parc Fermé at the end

 

of the event, the riders are allowed to clock-in in advance, without penalties. Up

 

to the closing of the time checks, any lateness between the true time and the

 

ideal time of clocking-in will be penalised on the basis of one minute per minute

or fraction of minute.

 

After the closing of the control, check-in must be made at the rally HQ up to the

Maximum Time Allowed

A rider can start again next morning if he is in conformity with Art. 080.13, 2nd

 

 

 

paragraph.

At the time checks, the control officials on duty will indicate on the time card the

 

time of presentation which corresponds to the precise moment when the rider

 

presents the time card to the controller. The card will be stamped only if the rider,

 

together with his motorcycle, is in the immediate vicinity of the control table.

 

The clocking-in procedure starts at the moment when the motorcycle passes the

panel marking entry into the time check zone.

Between the panel marking the entry of the zone and the control point, the rider

 

shall not be allowed to make any stop or adopt an abnormally slow speed.

The ideal clocking-in time is obtained by adding the time allotted to cover the Road

 

Section to the time of starting this section. These times are indicated in hours and

minutes and are always expressed in the form : 00.01 to 24.00.

 

The rider will not incur any penalty for early arrival if the time of entry of the

motorcycle into the control zone corresponds to the ideal minute for clocking-in.

Any non-observance of the above rules for the clocking-in procedure (in particular

the entry into the control zone more than one minute before the effective clockingin

 

 

 

time), is subject to a written report to the Clerk of the Course by the Chief of the

control point.

 

On a proposal from the Clerk of the Course, the International Jury of Sporting

Stewards may decide to modify the application of the fixed penalty for exceeding

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the maximum authorised time in the Selective Section, defined in Art. 080.19. The

 

riders will be informed as soon as possible.

 

1. If a timed Selective Section is followed by a Road Section, the clocking-in time

 

figuring on the time-card constitutes both the time of arrival at the end of the

 

Selective Section and the starting time of the new Road Section.

 

2. When a time check is followed by the start of a Selective Section, the two

 

points will be combined in a single control zone, for which the panels are

 

arranged as follows :

 

a) yellow panel with chronometer (start of zone)

 

b) after approximately 100 m, red panel with chronometer (time check-point)

 

c) at a distance of 50 to 200 metres, red panel with flag (start of Selective Section)

 

d) finally, 100 metres further on, final beige panel with three black cross-bars

 

At the time check at the finish of the Road Section, the timekeeper will enter on

 

the time card firstly the clocking-in time of the rider, and secondly the expected

starting time for the Selective Section.

He must observe an interval of five minutes between the clocking-in time and the

expected starting time for the Selective Section.

 

The timekeeper can modify the starting time. In this case, the starting time of the

 

Selective Section prevails.

080.21.1 Maximum Time Allowed

1) Road Section

 

A target time is given for each Road Section, with a maximum time allowed. Any

 

rider exceeding this target time will incur a penalty of one minute for every minute

 

late, up to the maximum time allowed.

 

Riders checking-in after this maximum time will incur the fixed penalty for the day.

 

2) Selective Section

 

Selective Sections will be run in real time, with a maximum time allowed. Riders

 

checking-in after this maximum time will incur the fixed penalty for the day.

080.21.2 Changing of the Maximum Time Allowed

If, at the end of the stage, the majority of riders having started the stage have not

crossed the finishing line of the day’s Selective Section, the day’s maximum time

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may be revised on the suggestion of the Clerk of the Course, at the discretion of

 

the International Jury.

080.22 PASSAGE CONTROL

For each stage, significant compulsory passage points, materially located and

 

identifiable on the maps provided by the organisation, will be mentioned in the

 

road book and precise drawings will be represented by the CP sign.

See Art. 080.20 for the signalling of controls.

The passage will be timed to the second and noted on a passage sheet by the

person in charge of the post.

 

The passage of the riders can be materialised by a different perforation at each

 

CP.

080.22.1 Closing time of Passage Control

The closing time of passage controls will be decided taking into account :

- the distance run since the start of the section concerned,

- the average time of the section considered (Selective or Road) imposed by

 

 

 

the maximum time allowed, the individual time of the last rider increased by

60 minutes.

 

This closing time shall be mentioned in the road book or additive.

080.22.2 Closing of the Passage Control

After the closure of a passage control, the validation by the GPS of the

corresponding waypoint will be taken into account and will attest to the respect

 

of the official itinerary by the competitor. In this case, there will be no penalty for

missed CPs.

080.22.3 Penalties for missing CPs

The penalties are the following :

Missing a CP i.e. missing the WPS : 120’

 

Missing stamp at a CP : 5’

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080.23 REGROUPING

The purpose of regrouping is to reduce any rather large gaps between riders

arising as a result of delays and/or abandonments.

On arrival at the regrouping, the riders will hand the timekeeper their time cards.

 

They will receive instructions regarding their time of departure.

They must then immediately ride their motorcycle directly to the Parc Fermé.

For safety reasons (sand storms or other causes), regroupings with time checks

 

will take place in order to effect the end of the course of the stage in convoy.

 

During this convoy, all the riders must do the whole of the course or diversion.

080.24 FIXED PENALTIES (FP) / SPORTING PENALTIES (SP)

A fixed penalty (FP) is assigned for exceeding the maximum authorised time or for

not having respected certain sporting rules.

A sporting penalty (SP) is assigned to prevent the disqualification of a competitor

 

(In particular in Articles 80.17.8 and Article 80.18.2).

080.25 PARC FERME

The Parc Fermé is an enclosed and fenced area, preventing unauthorised

 

persons from entering. Its limits must be clearly marked out and supervised by

a sufficient number of officials to ensure that only authorised persons may enter

or have access to the machines. It must have one clearly marked entrance and

exit but no other entrances or exits. Officials in charge of the closed-controls must

 

wear a distinctive emblem recognised by all persons concerned and the riders in

particular.

080.25.1 Principle

The motorcycles will be under “Parc Fermé” orders :

a) as soon as they enter a starting, regrouping or end-of-stage park, and

 

 

 

until their departure from these, if they are provided. Parc Fermé after the

 

Preliminary Technical Inspection is not compulsory.

b) as soon as they enter a control zone and up to their departure from it.

 

 

 

 

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c) as soon as they arrive at the end of the Rally and until expiry of the period for

 

 

 

protest. In case of a protest, the Parc Fermé system stays until the decision of

 

the International Jury concerning the protest.

d) during the transport, the Parc Fermé ruling shall apply.

 

 

 

Any failure to observe “Parc Fermé” orders will result in disqualification from the

event.

080.25.2 Access

Access to any Parc Fermé is forbidden to everyone except the FIM International

Jury members, certain officials designated for duty, and riders who wish to park or

take out their motorcycles.

Riders can enter and exit their motorcycle from the Parc Fermé with the engine

running.

 

After parking his motorcycle in the Parc Fermé, the rider shall immediately leave

the park, which from then on may not be entered.

In order to leave a Parc Fermé for starting, regrouping or end of a stage, the rider

 

shall be authorised to enter the Parc ten minutes before his departure time.

080.25.3 Rules

In the Parc Fermé, it is forbidden for a rider, under penalty of disqualification (or

 

other penalties given as provided for in the FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code)

from the event :

 

- to refuel

 

- to make any repairs

 

- to touch the machine of any other rider.

 

As an exception to the Parc Fermé status, but subject to the responsibility of an

official, a rider may, in the Parc Fermés for starting, regrouping and end of stage,

 

change or overhaul, by his own means, a damaged headlight or rear lights.

These repairs must be fully completed before the starting time.

080.26 BIVOUAC

The bivouac zone will be determined by a fictive zone, the centre of which will be

 

the race control structure set up by the Organisers (or any truck indicated by the

 

Organisers) and in which is installed an official notice board.

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The race control will be operational after the closing of the Time Control for the

 

finish of the stage.

 

Any team member (including riders) is allowed to drive the machine outside

 

the bivouac for technical testing only and away from the route of any Selective

Sections. When doing so, the Tracking System must be connected and in “on”

 

mode, on pain of penalties at the discretion of the International Jury.

 

It is forbidden to circulate at excessive speeds and/or to drive dangerously in the

bivouac area, on pain of penalties up to and including disqualification from the

 

race, to be decided upon by the Jury of Sporting Stewards.

 

The presence of motorcycles/quads within the catering area is forbidden, and may

 

lead to a financial penalty.

080.26.1 Bivouac without assistance

In these bivouacs, assistance will be authorised only between competitors still in

 

the race. No outside assistance is authorised (for example : by mechanics, team

 

managers, any other person) on pain of disqualification of all machines assisted

and / or entered by the same competitor.

The fuel suppliers will be allowed to transport mechanical pumps and the

necessary material for the refuelling of race machines. The transport of any other

parts or machines is strictly forbidden under pain of disqualification of all machines

assisted and/or entered by the same competitor.

080.27 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

1. The presence of at least one helicopter equipped with a stretcher and

resuscitation equipment for a Selective Section of up to 350 kilometres,

and two helicopters for two close Selective Sections when they exceed 350

 

kilometres combined, equipped with evacuation equipment and used solely

for medical assistance is compulsory. In this helicopter, the presence of the

doctor for resuscitation is required. This helicopter will be in addition to ground

 

equipment (medical car with doctors). It must be in permanent contact with the

Clerk of the Course and the Rally HQ.

2. A medical car with one doctor and one paramedic experienced in driving an

 

all-terrain vehicle and in permanent radio contact with the Clerk of the Course

 

and the Rally HQ must be provided for Selective Sections at the following

points :

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- start of a stage

 

- start of a Selective Section

 

- every 100 kilometres

- finish of the Selective Section, and at the bivouac.

 

 

 

This medical equipment is intended only for the riders in the race and

 

constitutes the minimum required.

Each vehicle and helicopter must have at least the following equipment :

A Tracking System

 

1 VHF radio

 

1 satellite phone

 

 

 

 

080.27.1 First-aid medical kit

Each rider must provide himself with a first-aid medical kit composed of :

A water disinfectant for 40 litres (hydrochlorazone or micropure)

 

Eye lotion (Boroclarine, Piroftal or equivalent)

 

An antalgic (Aspirine, analgesic or equivalent)

 

Two anti-diarrhoeic (Immodium, Ercéfuryl, Bimixin or equivalent)

 

Antibiotic (Oracilline, Totapen or equivalent)

 

Unguent, disinfecting compresses, two bandages, plasters, 5 safety pins

 

One skin disinfectant (Betadine or equivalent)

 

One sun screen for skin and lips

 

Vitamin C tablets

 

Salt tablets (Enervit or Nergisport sodium or similar)

 

A soothing cream (Biafine)

 

 

 

 

080.28 SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT

The compulsory survival equipment, for the Rallies held in a desert environment

is the following :

Each motorcycle must be equipped with a reserve of drinking water of a

 

 

 

capacity of three litres minimum. This water must be able to be reached

 

without effort and without any tool, regardless of the position of the

machine

A soft water tank of minimum 2 litres carried by the rider, of a “Camelbak”

 

 

 

type

One survival supply of rations

 

A pocket lamp, if possible flashing

 

An emergency mirror

 

One compass besides that which is on board the motorbike

 

 

 

 

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A lighter

 

A general map of the country crossed (Michelin type)

 

One aluminium survival blanket (about 2 m x 1 m) serving as an isothermal

 

 

 

covering and an earth to sun signal

3 red hand-held smoke flares

 

A klaxon of the Vehicle to Vehicle Alarm system

 

A Tracking System

 

A single GPS

 

A distress beacon

 

 

 

The proper functioning of the survival equipment during the whole event is the

sole responsibility of the rider.

 

The existence of this equipment shall be checked before the departure of each

stage. Failure to possess a part or all of this equipment will result in a refusal to

 

start. The rider will have 30 or 60 minutes (according to the interval between bikes

 

and cars) to conform to the rules; beyond this delay the start will be refused.

 

Transport of fuel in any other way than in fuel tanks designed for this purpose

 

is forbidden. Similarly, transport of objects, parts, tools… susceptible to cause

 

injuries to a rider (back pack, belt…) is forbidden. Failure to respect this rule will

result in the start being refused.

080.29 SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Depending on the kind of rally, exceptional derogation to the systems described

hereunder be allowed by the FIM and must be specified in the Supplementary

Regulations of the event.

080.29.1 Compulsory Safety Equipment for the Rallies :

Single type GPS

 

The GPS is provided by the organiser and is compulsory.

 

This equipment must be mounted according to the instructions supplied. It is the

 

riders’ responsibility to correctly install the necessary mechanical and electrical

elements before technical scrutineering and that with the aid of the installation

kits purchased from the supplier mentioned in the Supplementary Regulations.

 

Electrical supply must be protected by a 2 amp fuse and give a steady continuous

current of between 9 and 30 volts. The mechanical mountings must be flexible and

use the silent blocks supplied.

This equipment is personalised, with a series number attributed to a competitor.

 

No changes may be made without authorisation from the GPS supplier. Any

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exchange of equipment between machines is forbidden on pain of penalties up to

 

and including disqualification from the race.

 

All navigation equipment of whatever type is controlled, especially GPS. The act

of bringing or possessing any system not explicitly mentioned in these regulations

is forbidden and will result in disqualification from the race and irrespective of the

mode and technology used to evaluate or estimate one’s position.

 

Tracking System

On the rallies with long stages, in a desert environment, with the risk of slow riding,

 

a complete tracking and safety system, which includes all transmission methods

 

 

 

known (phone, SMS, Data) type “Iritrack” is compulsory for each rider.

Throughout the Rally riders are responsible for the correct functioning of their

Tracking System. It must be functioning and stay permanently connected, with

 

power cables and the aerial connected throughout the length of each Stage. Any

 

incident caused by the rider (loss, destruction, being switched off etc.) and / or

 

all attempts of a fraudulent nature or manipulation will result in penalties, up to

 

disqualification, to be decided upon by the International Jury.

Vehicle to Vehicle Alarm System

For mixed car-motorcycle rallies only, and with a view to making overtaking safer,

 

a Vehicle to Vehicle Alarm system, type “Sentinel” (device that signals to a rider

 

that he can be overtaken) is compulsory.

 

This system must function the whole time during a Stage : the switching on of the

 

equipment is the responsibility of the rider. In all cases where the system is not

 

functioning the rider concerned will incur a one hour penalty.

 

Riders caught up by another competitor (car, motorbike, truck) must pull over

 

and allow themselves to be overtaken. Repeat offenders will receive penalties

 

up to and including disqualification from the race, to be decided upon by the FIM

International Jury.

 

Distress beacon

A compulsory distress beacon (coded and registered) transmitting on a rally

 

frequency. It must be immediately accessible without any mechanical intervention

or handling of the motorcycle : it must be visible. A sticker must indicate its

whereabouts.

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The letting off of the distress beacon for reasons other than safety will result in

 

disqualification from the race as well as responsibility for any costs incurred, in the

case of action taken by the organisers.

Trip meter (odometer) - free model

 

A distance counter linked uniquely to the rotation of the wheels. This equipment

must not be linked to any other piece of equipment making the use of this

 

information by another piece of equipment possible.

The ‘odometer’ function of the single GPS cannot be considered as a trip meter

and therefore cannot take its place.

080.29.2 Optional Safety Equipment

GPS compass heading and speed repeater

A sole model is authorised by the organisers and must be linked to the fixed GPS.

The linking of any other model or system to the GPS is forbidden, especially to

computers or PDAs of whatever kind.

Magnetic or electronic compass – free model

 

Indicator of the compass heading of the vehicle, based on the earth’s magnetic

field. This equipment may include an internal electronic compensation system.

The readout may be analogue or digital. This equipment must not be linked to any

other piece of equipment allowing the use of this information by another piece of

 

equipment. No connection is allowed that might allow the entry or supply of digital

data.

080.29.3 Forbidden equipment

All sending-receiving equipment; HF, VHF, CB, or any other communication

means are forbidden on the motorbike.

 

For safety reasons, the presence of a satellite telephone and/or a GSM phone

(except PDAs or GSM phones featuring a GPS function or maps) is authorised.

 

The number(s) must be given to the organisers during administrative checks. In

 

no case may telephones be in ‘on’ mode during Selective Sections. Spot checks

 

will be made.

During Selective Sections, only in case of problems may telephones be used,

with the machine stopped, to signal a retirement, an accident or a breakdown.

 

Beforehand, the rider will have to inform the Rally HQ of his situation via his

Satellite Tracking System.

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These telephones may be used, when stopped, only on Road Sections.

 

All infractions will result in penalties up to and including disqualification.

Satellite links :

All satellite links or other links between a race vehicle and an exterior base or

another machine, other than via the Satellite Tracking System and the distress

 

beacon provided by the organiser, are forbidden.

 

Data :

All data transmission systems that allow the tracking of machines and management

 

of machine fleets is forbidden, whatever the means or technical system used,

 

on the pain of disqualification from the race, with the exception of the Satellite

Tracking System and the Vehicle to Vehicle Alarm system.

080.30 ENVIRONMENT

The organiser must distribute trash bags to each rider and provide a collection

point for the waste at the bivouac, start, at the refuelling point at the assistance

 

and at the finish. These points must be clearly signalled, for example with a

 

specific flag. Oil collectors must also be provided at these points.

The organisers are responsible for cleaning these collection points and for giving

 

them back as clean as received.

The riders and their assistance are responsible for bringing their waste to the

 

collection point. Any infraction to this rule will be punished by a fine of 200 EUR.

The organisers must protect the ground in the refuelling zone.

080.31 TIMEKEEPING

 

Timekeeping instruments

Timekeeping shall be under the responsibility of the Clerk of the Course.

The persons responsible for the timekeeping must be holders of a timekeeper‘s

licence.

 

In order to carry out his duties, the timekeeper must use, according to the

 

competition, the most appropriate timekeeping system.

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A timekeeper officiating must have at his disposal reserve timekeeping instruments

to check the readings of instruments being used.

 

Riders must accept any type of timekeeping system.

080.32 RETIREMENT - DISQUALIFICATION

In case of retirement, in order to avoid useless search and a diversion of the

 

means reserved for the race, it is compulsory that the rider gives information by

 

every possible means and as quickly as possible to the Rally HQ indicating his

 

identity, position and intentions.

The Rally HQ will ask for confirmation of the position when the rider is in an

inhabited place.

The organiser must mention the phone number of the Rally HQ on the identification

bracelets or in each road book.

 

The rider is the only one responsible for communicating his position even if he

 

charges a third party to do it.

The non-respect of this security provision will, on the decision of the FIM

 

International Jury, result in a fine of 500 EUR to 3000 EUR deductible, if necessary,

 

from the deposit when this is provided for in the Supplementary Regulations.

 

Moreover, the FIM International Jury can give the case to the rider’s FMN to inflict

a higher sanction.

In case of retirement or disqualification, the rider has to cross out in black the

 

number plates and the number of the race under penalty of a fine of 500 EUR and,

if necessary, other sanctions pronounced by the FIM International Jury.

080.33 CLOSURE OF TRACK

A vehicle of the organisation (sweeper) will close the track. As it is impossible to

 

guarantee that the sweeper truck will pass by the exact spot where a machine has

 

broken down, it is the rider’s responsibility to indicate his position to the Rally HQ

using the safety equipment aboard.

The sweeper trucks will pick up individuals and broken down machines.

 

Any rider who refuses to get on board the vehicle does so under his own

 

responsibility and must sign a discharge form that will be presented to him by the

 

members of the organisation charged with the closing of the track.

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Riders who abandon their machine before the passage of the sweeper truck

 

do so entirely at their own responsibility. The organiser can in no way be held

responsible in case of damage or theft.

080.34 CLASSIFICATION

 

080.34.1 General

The Clerk of the Course bears the responsibility for timekeeping. The Time

 

keeping company chosen by the Organiser has the responsibility to provide him

with the classification in the official FIM format.

 

Penalties shall be expressed in hours, minutes and seconds. The final results

shall be determined by adding together the times obtained in the Selective

Sections and the penalties (incurred during the Road Sections and other penalties

 

expressed in time).

 

The competitor who achieves the smallest total is proclaimed winner in the general

 

classification, the next one being second, and so on. Classifications by category

 

are drawn up in the same way.

In a case of an accident, the FIM Jury has the possibility to bonify a

 

 

competitor, when this competitor stopped for assisting another injured

 

 

rider. The Jury must have the technical possibility to calculate the time loss.

 

 

This bonification of time is at the sole discretion of the FIM Jury.

In the event of a dead heat, the competitor who accomplished the best time for

 

the last Selective Section will be proclaimed winner. If this is not sufficient to

 

determine the winner, the times of the previous Selective Sections shall be taken

 

into consideration. Except for the stages where no Selective Section has been

 

run, dead heats will be determined according to the order of starting numbers.

This rule may be applied at any time during the rally.

080.34.2 Definitions of the various classifications

Partial classification of Selective Section : non official, distributed for information

 

only (press, teams …)

Provisional classification of Selective Section : posted by the Clerk of the Course at

 

 

 

19h00 the day after the stage in question. It becomes definitive after the deadline

 

for protests, which ends when the first competitor has left the next stage following

this posting.

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the day after the stage in question. It becomes definitive after the deadline for

 

protests, which ends when the first competitor has left the next stage following

this posting.

Provisional general classification of Event : posted by the Clerk of the Course at

 

 

 

19h00 the day after the stage in question. It becomes definitive after the deadline

 

for protests, which ends when the first competitor has left the next stage following

this posting.

Final general classification of Event : posted by the Clerk of the Course at the

 

 

 

end of the Rally, becomes definitive after the deadline for protests, which ends 30

minutes after the posting, has expired.

080.34.3 Format of the daily results

The results, prepared by the organiser (in accordance with the official form), must

 

contain the following information :

- Title, venue, date and IMN of the event

 

- Title of the stage/Selective Section

 

- Name and signature of the FIM Jury President and the Clerk of the Course

- Position, number, surname, first name, nationality, FMN, motorcycle

- Total time realised and average gap

General Overall (all categories mixed)

Category : FIM World Championship 450cc

 

Category : FIM Women’s World Cup

 

Category : FIM Quads World Cup

 

Category FIM Junior World Cup

 

 

 

 

080.34.4 Format of the results at the end of the event

At each FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship event, points are

awarded, according to the scale hereunder, to all riders and manufacturers

 

classified in the World Championship 450cc category as well as to only the riders

of each of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cups.

Category : FIM World Championship 450cc

 

Category : FIM Women’s World Cup

 

Category : FIM Quads World Cup

 

Category FIM Junior World Cup

 

 

 

There is no overall classification.

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20 points to the 1st 7 points to the 9th

 

17 points to the 2nd 6 points to the 10th

 

15 points to the 3rd 5 points to the 11th

 

13 points to the 4th 4 points to the 12th

 

11 points to the 5th 3 points to the 13th

 

10 points to the 6th 2 points to the 14th

 

9 points to the 7th 1 point to the rest

 

8 points to the 8th

 

For the Events of at least 10 Stages (including the Prologue) the score will be

 

 

 

doubled.

The results, prepared by the organiser (in accordance with the official form), must

 

contain the following information :

- Title, venue, date and IMN of the event

 

- Name and signature of the FIM Jury President

- Position, number, surname, first name, nationality, FMN, motorcycle

- Points obtained, total time realised and average gap

- Riders that have not finished the event

080.34.5 Approval of the results

At the end of every Stage, the FIM International Jury will verify and sign the

 

provisional classifications.

 

At the end of the event, the FIM International Jury will homologate the final

 

classification.

 

At the end of the last event of the Championship, the FIM International Jury will

 

homologate the final classification of the Championship and provide it to the

Organiser, for the organisation of the Prize-Giving Ceremony of the Championship.

080.34.6 Posting

The various classifications will be posted each evening at the bivouac at 19h00,

 

on the official board.

If, for a case of force majeure, the classification cannot be posted at 19h, the FIM

 

 

 

International Jury can postpone the limit of protest to two days later at the start of

 

the first rider.

 

On a rest day the classifications of the previous Stage will be posted at 19h00 and

 

become definitive 30 minutes later.

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At the finish of the rally, the classification will be posted on the official board at the

 

precise time specified in the Supplementary Regulations.

 

The following classification, signed by the Clerk of the Course, will always be

posted :

General Overall (all categories mixed)

Category : FIM World Championship 450cc

 

Category : FIM Women’s World Cup

 

Category : FIM Quads World Cup

 

Category FIM Junior World Cup

 

 

 

 

080.34.7 Championships’ results

Classification :

 

 

 

If the rider participates in five or less events of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies

 

World Championship, all his results count for the general classification of the

Championship.

 

If the rider participates in six events of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World

Championship, the total of his results minus the worst result counts for the general

 

classification of the Championship.

If the rider participates in more than six events of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies

World Championship, the total of his results minus the two worst results counts

 

for the general classification of the Championship, however, the two events

subtracted must be located in different continents.

 

According to the above, at the end of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World

Championship, the rider who has obtained the most points in the category World

 

Championship 450cc will be awarded the title of FIM Cross-Country Rallies World

Champion.

 

For the FIM Cross-Country Rallies Manufacturers World Championship, in each

event, the points of the two best riders in the category World Championship 450cc

 

will be added together. The manufacturer who has obtained the most points will

 

be awarded the title of FIM Cross-Country Rallies Manufacturer World Champion.

 

The rider who has obtained the most points in the classification of the Quads,

 

Women or Junior FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cup will be awarded the title

 

of winner of the corresponding FIM World Cup.

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For the FIM Cross-Country World Cup – Women, the classification will be

composed of only one Women’s class, all classes together.

For the FIM Cross-Country World Cup – Quads, the classification will be composed

of only one Quads category, groups G & H together.

For the FIM Cross-Country World Cup – Junior, the classification will be composed

of only one Junior’s class, all classes together.

Disqualification

 

In the event of a rider being disqualified from the results of an event counting

 

towards the FIM World Championship, the rider will be attributed 0 (zero) points

 

in the event classification. The result will therefore be taken into consideration in

 

the final classification which is established over all the events minus one or two

 

(depending on the number of participations).

Tie

 

In the event of a tie at the end of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World

Championship, the rider with the most victories will be placed first. If a tie remains,

 

the rider with the most second places will be placed first and so on until the

 

stalemate is broken. If a draw remains, the winner will be the rider who obtains the

best place in the last event.

Coefficients

 

The FIM may give coefficients to the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World

 

Championship events. The events of 10 or more Stages (including the Prologue)

 

will have coefficient 2.

Bonus Points

 

 

All riders taking the start of the first stage of the final event, inscribed in

 

 

the calendar of the FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship, will be

 

awarded 10 points.

 

080.35 PROTESTS - APPEALS

1. Any protest shall be lodged according to the procedure of the FIM Disciplinary

and Arbitration Code. It shall be submitted in writing and handed to the Clerk

of the Course accompanied by the security deposit currently applicable. This

sum will not be returned if the complaint is rejected.

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If the protest calls for the dismantling and refitting of various parts of a

motorcycle, the complainant shall pay an additional security deposit.

2. Any cost for the work and for transporting the motorcycle shall be borne by

 

the complainant, if the protest is not well founded. In the case of the contrary,

it shall be borne by the rider concerned by the protest.

3. The final deadline for protests for the classification of a Stage is valid up to the

 

start of the first rider in the stage two days later.

 

4. The final deadline for protest, at the end of the event, will be half an hour

 

beginning from the time when the official general classification of the Cross-

Country Rally is posted.

080.36 PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY

A Prize-Giving Ceremony, under the responsibility of the organiser, must be held

 

at the end of each Rally. The exact schedule and venue must be mentioned in

 

the SR.

The first three placed riders of each category must receive a trophy and any other

appropriate gift, provided by the organiser.

The Team Manager of the winning rider of the World Championship 450cc category

must take part in the Prize-Giving Ceremony and must also receive a trophy.

During this Prize-Giving Ceremony, the national anthem of the winner’s country

 

(based on his passport) may be played.

 

The national flags of the top three riders (based on their passport) may be hoisted

at the same time.

The organisers of the final round of the FIM Cross Country Rallies World

 

Championship shall arrange a ceremony to reward the first three placed riders in

the overall Championship, for each category.

If a rider is absent from the Prize-Giving Ceremony, without the prior approval of

 

the Clerk of the Course, he will be given a fine of EUR 200.-

080.37 FIM ANNUAL PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY

The rider who wins the World Championship 450cc category, must be present

at the FIM Prize-Giving Ceremony organised each year. If he does not attend

the Ceremony, he will be subject to a minimum fine of CHF 10’000.- and of

CHF 100’000.- maximum.

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TERMINOLOGY AND DEFINITIONS

Additive Official bulletin forming an integral part of the Supplementary

 

 

 

Regulations of the event and intended to modify them,

 

give more details or supplement them. The additives are

 

numbered, dated and signed :

- by the organiser, up to the day of the controls and notified

by the FMNR

 

- by the FIM International Jury throughout the running of

 

the event

Riders must acknowledge receipt by signing, except in

case of a material impossibility during the running of the

 

event.

Allotted time Each Road Section must be run in the allotted time which

 

 

 

must be respected by all riders. Any passing of this allotted

time will result in a penalty by the minute.

Bivouac Zone situated between the Time Controls at the finish of one

 

 

 

stage and the start of the next, where all riders regroup; this

zone is located in the road book. In the bivouac, servicing is

free between the riders still in the race and with machines

and/or people registered in the Assistance category.

Briefing The briefing must be held jointly by the Clerk of the Course

and the organiser or his Delegate. The participation of the

riders is compulsory. The text of the briefing concerning

 

security must also be published on the official board.

 

CP (Passage

 

Control)

 

Check Point. A zone where the time card must be stamped

 

by the marshals and which is a WPM or a WPE.

 

COG (Cap Over

 

Ground)

Information given by the GPS, indicating the heading

followed by a moving vehicle.

 

CTW (Cap to

 

Waypoint)

Information given by the GPS, indicating the heading to

follow up to the next Waypoint.

 

Disqualification Penalty decided by the FIM International Jury following an

important infringement to the FIM regulations.

DTW (Distance to

 

Waypoint)

Information given by the GPS, indicating the distance up to

 

the next Waypoint.

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Duration of an

 

Event

The Event starts with the administrative control or technical

 

inspection and ends upon the expiry of one of the following

 

time limits, whichever is the later :

time limit for protests or appeals

 

end of the administrative checking and post-event

 

 

 

technical control carried out in accordance with the

Code

end of the prize-giving.

 

DZ The start of the speed control zone and, when possible,

 

 

 

marked by a precise reference marker and a waypoint

 

(WPM or WPE). In case of discrepancy between the two,

 

the waypoint will be binding.

Estimated time Time estimated by the Organiser to cover a Selective

 

Section.

Fixed penalty (FP) A time penalty to be added to penalties already incurred by

 

 

 

riders in precise cases and specified in the Supplementary

Regulations.

 

FMN National Motorcycling Federation.

 

FMNR Organising National Motorcycling Federation.

 

FZ The end of a speed control zone, marked by a WPE.

 

GPS A “Global Positioning System” is a system using satellites

 

to localise precisely longitude, latitude and altitude at any

 

point on earth.

 

IJ FIM International Jury.

Journal Information book with irremovable numbered pages, with

 

 

 

the precise time and date of the annotations.

Marathon stage A stage with limited assistance at the camp site at the end

 

 

 

of the day.

 

Maximum time

allowed

Additional time to the allotted time made in each Road

 

Section and maximum time given for each Selective

Section, which, if passed, will result in the application of a

 

fixed penalty.

At this moment, the control is considered closed for the

 

rider in question.

Neutralisation Time during which the riders are stopped by the Clerk of

 

 

 

the Course (Parc Fermé conditions). This time is the same

for all participants.

Official itinerary This is represented by the passage through each waypoint

 

featured in the road book (WPV, WPM, WPE, DZ, FZ, CP)

 

to be followed compulsorily on pain of penalties.

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Overall

classification

 

Overall classification of all categories together.

Parc Fermé Zone in which no preparation or interventions are possible,

 

 

 

with the exception of cases expressly mentioned in the

Supplementary Regulations of the event.

Pulse signal (IMP) Following the permanent functioning of the GPS, a pulse

signal is recorded in the GPS approximately every 150m

 

and the speed is displayed on the speed page of the GPS

 

“SPD”.

 

Rally HQ Rally headquarter. Score point of the Rally, coordinating

 

and managing the race.

 

Real time The time actually used for the course of a Selective Section.

Regrouping Stop provided by the Clerk of the Course in order to allow

 

 

 

the regrouping of riders still in the event and reduce the

intervals (Parc Fermé condition). The stopping time may be

different depending on the riders.

 

Road Book Each rider shall receive a road book, size A5, comprising

a maximum of 5 horizontal lines of distances, drawings

and information, containing characteristic notes and the

compulsory waypoints, which they must observe on pain

of penalties.

Road Section Part of the route, to be done in the allotted time, between

 

 

 

two successive time checks.

Route This is defined by the official road book of the event,

 

 

 

confirmed by the driver of the opening vehicle.

Selective Section

(SS)

True speed test in real time. Selective Sections may be

 

run over a course exclusively reserved for the riders of the

 

event.

Starts of Selective Sections are preceded by or twinned

 

with a Time Check for the starts, and followed by a Time

 

Check after the finish.

 

SI (Speed

 

Infringement)

 

Any speed exceeding the maximum speed allowed in a

Speed Control Zone.

SOG (Speed Over

 

Ground)

Information given by the GPS, indicating the speed of a

 

moving vehicle.

 

Sporting penalty A time penalty to be added to penalties already incurred

by riders in precise cases and specified in article 80.17.8.

 

the value of the SP is specified in the Supplementary

Regulations.

 

Stage Each part of the Rally separated by a camp site.

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Super Special

Stage (SSS)

The organisation of a Super Special Stage is optional. If one

 

is scheduled for inclusion in the event, the riders must take

 

part in it. Only one Super Special Stage may be organised,

which will determine the starting order for the next Stage.

 

It shall count for the classification of the event as well as

 

any road penalties relating thereto. These penalties will

 

be taken into account for the general classification of that

stage and applied the same day.

 

TC / ATC Time Control / Arrival Time Control.

Time card Card intended for affixing the markings of the various TC/

 

 

 

CP carried out over the itinerary.

WPE (Eclipse

 

Waypoint)

A compulsory passage point memorised in the GPS and

indicated in the road book, the coordinates of which are

 

not revealed to the riders. A point towards which the GPS

 

directs the rider once the waypoint preceding this WPE

 

has been validated, whatever the distance between the

 

waypoint and the WPE. It works in the same way between

several successive WPEs.

WPM (Hidden

WaypointHidden

Waypoint)

A compulsory passage point memorised in the GPS and

indicated in the road book, the coordinates of which are not

 

revealed to the riders. The GPS directs the rider towards

 

this point only once he has come within a 3-km radius of it.

 

WPS (Safety

 

Waypoint)

 

A compulsory passage point, where the coordinates are

given to the riders by the road book and memorised in the

GPS. The waypoint will validate at 90 meters. Towards a

WPS, all available information is displayed on the screen

 

of the GPS.

 

WPS can be used for security reasons or to prevent cuts

and must be used in all control zones defined in article

80.20.

WPT Waypoint (GPS point). A GPS point is a geographical point

 

 

 

defined by coordinates of longitude and latitude. There

are several types of GPS points : WPV, WPM, WPE. Each

waypoint noted on the road book is a compulsory passage

point.

WPV (Visible

 

Waypoint)

 

A point the coordinates of which are given to the riders by

 

the road book and memorised in the “GPS”. Towards a

 

visible way point, all available information is displayed on

the screen of the “GPS”.

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SUMMARY OF THE

 

PENALTIES Art. N° Start

 

refused

 

 

Disqualification

 

 

Time

 

penalty

 

Financial

 

penalty

 

Decisions

 

Penalties

 

Sanctions of

 

the JI

Refusal of the

 

organisers

 

advertising

 

Art. 080.4

100% of

the entry

 

fee

 

Invalid licence Art. 080.6 X

 

Anti-sport, unfair,

 

incorrect or

 

fraudulent action

 

Art. 080.6 Sanctions of

 

the JI

 

Motorcycle not

 

registered Art. 080.7 X

 

Engine change

1st change

 

2nd change

 

3rd and following

 

 

 

change

 

Art. 080.7.3

 

15’

 

45’

 

120’

 

Absence or incorrect

affixing of a number

plate

Art. 080.7.4 X Specified in

 

 

 

the SR

 

Absence or incorrect

affixing of at least

 

two plates or the bib

Art. 080.7.4 X X

 

Absence or

falsification of an

 

identification mark

Art .080.8.2.1 X

 

Absence of the

identification marks Art. 080.8.2.1 X

 

 

 

Refusal to present

 

the machine to a

 

technical control

 

Art. 080.8.3 Up to

disqualification

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Non-respect of the

 

maximum sound

 

level during the

 

event

1st infringement

 

2nd infringement

 

3rd infringement

 

 

 

Art. 080.8.3 15’

 

1h

Disqualification

Passing at more

 

than 200m of a

 

WP given by the

 

organiser

Art. 080.11.2 X Specified in

 

 

 

the SR

 

Use of the GPS

 

releasing code

 

“5555 Emergency”

 

Art. 080.11.5 6 hours

SUMMARY OF THE

 

PENALTIES Art. N° Start

 

refused

 

 

Disqualification

 

 

Time

 

penalty

 

Financial

 

penalty

 

Decisions

 

Penalties

 

Sanctions of

 

the JI

Use of the GPS

 

releasing code

 

“WPM”

1st to 3rd use :

 

from 4th use :

 

 

 

Art. 080.11.5

 

3 hours

 

6 hours

 

Per

 

use

Traffic regulations

of the countries

through which the

event passes not

 

respected

1st infringement

 

2nd infringement

 

3rd infringement

 

 

 

Art. 080.12

 

30’

 

1 h Up to

disqualification

 

Insufficiency of

the rest period

between two stages

and unfavourable

 

doctor’s opinion

 

Art. 080.13 X

 

Itinerary not

 

respected Art. 080.15 X X Up to

disqualification

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Itinerary not

 

respected in

 

sensitive areas of a

 

Selective Section

 

Art. 080.15

1st infringement 15’

 

 

 

Deliberately blocking

 

the overtaking of a

 

motorcycle

 

Art. 080.15 Up to

disqualification

Riding in the

 

opposite direction in

 

a Selective Section

 

Art. 080.15 X X Up to

disqualification

Remaining for more

 

than 30’’ after the

 

starting signal

 

Art. 080.15.1 2’

 

Early start Art. 080.15.1 1’

 

Rider not presenting

his motorcycle with

engine running

 

Art. 080.15.1 1’ by mn

 

late

 

Refusal to start at

 

the time and position

 

given

 

Art. 080.15.1 X X Up to

disqualification

Voluntary stop in

 

the arrival area of a

 

Selective Section

 

Art. 080.15.2 X

 

Excess of the

 

authorised speed Art. 080.16 Accord. to Art.

SUMMARY OF THE

 

PENALTIES Art. N° Start

 

refused

 

 

Disqualification

 

 

Time

 

 

penalty

 

 

 

Financial

 

penalty

 

Decisions

 

Penalties

 

Sanctions of

 

the JI

Lateness on the

 

theoretic time at the

 

stage departure

 

Art. 080.17.1

 

Up to 30’ 1’ by mn

 

delay

 

Over 30’ or 60’ X

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Absence of the visa

 

on the time card Art. 080.17.8 X X Up to

disqualification

Absence of the visa

in a CP Art. 080.22.3 X Accord. to Art.

 

 

 

No start or abandon

 

in a Selective

 

Section/stage

 

Art. 080.17.8 Accord. to Art.

 

Assistance

and towing of

motorcycles in a

 

Selective Section

 

Art. 080.18.2 X

 

Assistance in a

 

Road Section Art. 080.18.2 3h

 

Except if

 

authorised in

 

the SR

 

Prohibited

 

assistance Art. 080.18.3 Up to

disqualification

Correction/ alteration

 

of the time card Art. 080.19 X

Loss of the time card Art. 080.19 5

 

 

 

Passing at a

control without the

motorcycle

 

Art. 080.19 X

 

Instructions of the

 

Chief of the control

 

point not respected

 

Art. 080.20 X X Up to

disqualification

Non-respect of the

 

entry, exit and the

direction of the traffic

in the zone

 

Art. 080.20

1st infringement 10’

 

2nd infringement 1 h

 

3rd infringement 3 h

 

 

 

 

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Behind or ahead of

 

schedule at a TC

 

after a Road Section

(except arrival of a

stage, no penalty for

ahead of schedule)

Art. 080.21 1’ by mn

 

SUMMARY OF THE

PENALTIES Art. N° Start

 

 

 

refused

Disqualification

 

 

 

Time

 

penalty

 

Financial

 

penalty

 

Decisions

 

Penalties

 

Sanctions of

 

the JI

 

Failure to observe

 

Parc Fermé orders Art. 080.25 X

 

Failure to possess

 

a part or all of the

 

survival equipment

 

Art. 080.28

The first 30’ 1’ by mn

 

More than 30’ or 60 Start refused

 

 

 

Non-declaration of

 

abandonment Art. 080.32

 

Fine of

 

500 EUR

 

to 3’000

 

EUR

 

Request of

 

sanction to the

 

FMN’s rider

 

Refusal to cross out

 

the number plates

 

after abandonment/

disqualification

Art. 080.32 Fine of

 

500 EUR

 

Request of

 

sanction to the

 

FMN’ rider

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Penalties

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CROSS-COUNTRY RALLIES TECHNICAL RULES

 

Table of contents

01.01 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................ 80

 

01.03 FREEDOM OF CONSTRUCTION ...................................................... 80

 

01.05 CATEGORIES AND GROUPS OF MOTORCYCLES ......................... 80

 

01.07 CLASSES ........................................................................................... 81

 

01.11 MEASUREMENT OF CAPACITY ....................................................... 82

 

01.17 SUPERCHARGING ............................................................................ 83

 

01.18 TELEMETRY....................................................................................... 84

 

01.19 MOTORCYCLE WEIGHTS.................................................................. 84

 

01.21 DESIGNATION OF MAKE .................................................................. 84

 

01.23 DEFINITION OF A PROTOTYPE ....................................................... 85

 

01.25 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................ 85

 

01.26 DEFINITION OF A FRAME OF A SOLO MOTORCYCLE ................. 86

 

01.27 STARTING DEVICES ......................................................................... 86

 

01.29 OPEN TRANSMISSION GUARDS ..................................................... 86

 

01.31 EXHAUST PIPES ............................................................................... 86

 

01.33 HANDLEBARS ................................................................................... 87

 

01.35 CONTROL LEVERS ........................................................................... 88

 

01.37 THROTTLE CONTROLS .................................................................... 89

 

01.39 FOOTRESTS ...................................................................................... 89

 

01.41 BRAKES ............................................................................................. 89

 

01.43 MUDGUARDS AND WHEEL PROTECTION ..................................... 89

 

01.45 STREAMLINING ................................................................................. 90

 

01.47 WHEELS, RIMS, TYRES .................................................................... 90

 

01.55 NUMBER PLATES .............................................................................. 91

 

01.56 LIGHTING, WARNING EQUIPMENT AND SPEEDOMETERS........... 93

 

01.58 CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY MOTORCYCLES.................................... 94

01.59 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 450cc AND OVER 450cc (Not FIM

 

Cup) CATEGORIES............................................................................ 94

 

 

 

01.60 QUAD CATEGORY.............................................................................. 96

 

01.63 FUEL, FUEL/OIL MIXTURES ............................................................. 99

 

01.65 EQUIPMENT AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING .................................. 106

 

01.67 WEARING OF HELMETS ................................................................... 107

 

01.69 HELMET OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS ............................................ 108

 

01.70 RECOGNISED INTERNATIONAL APPROVAL MARKS ..................... 109

 

01.71 EYE PROTECTION ............................................................................ 109

 

01.75 BADGE OF THE FIM .......................................................................... 109

01.76 NUMBER SASHES (BIBS) ................................................................. 109

 

 

 

01.77 CONTROL .......................................................................................... 110

 

01.79 SOUND CONTROL ............................................................................ 113

 

01.80 GUIDELINES FOR USE OF SOUND LEVEL METERS...................... 120

 

DIAGRAMS...................................................................................................... 121

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01.01 INTRODUCTION

The term motorcycle covers all vehicles having, in principle, less than four wheels,

propelled by an engine and designed essentially for the carriage of one or more

persons of which one is the rider of the vehicle. The wheels must normally

 

be in contact with the ground except momentarily or in certain exceptional

circumstances. Furthermore, in order to traverse certain surfaces one or all of the

wheels can be replaced with skis, rollers or chains.

01.03 FREEDOM OF CONSTRUCTION

A motorcycle must conform to the requirements of the FIM regulations, to the

Supplementary Regulations, as well as to a number of specific conditions that the

FIM may require for certain competitions. No restriction is placed on the make,

 

construction or type of motorcycle used.

All solo motorcycles (Group A) must be constructed in such a way that they

 

are entirely controlled by a rider. Motorcycles with Sidecars (Group B) must be

constructed to carry a passenger.

01.05 CATEGORIES AND GROUPS OF MOTORCYCLES

Motorcycles are divided into categories which must be observed for all meetings

 

and world record attempts.

In principle, it is forbidden for different categories, groups and classes to compete

in the same race, unless the Supplementary Regulations state otherwise.

Category I

Motorcycles propelled by the action of one wheel in contact with the ground.

Category II (not applicable for Track Racing)

Special vehicles propelled by the action of one or more wheels in contact with the

 

ground but which are not covered by the conditions of Category I.

Group A1 - Solo Motorcycles

2-wheel vehicles making only one track on the ground.

Group B1

Vehicles with three wheels, making two tracks on the ground, consisting of a

motorcycle making one track and a Sidecar for a passenger making the other.

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Group B2

Vehicles with three wheels, making two or three tracks on the ground in the

 

direction of forward travel, with a permanently attached Sidecar forming a

complete integral unit.

If three tracks are made, the centre-line of the two tracks made by the motorcycle

 

wheels must not be more than 75 mm apart. A track is determined by the

 

longitudinal centre-line of each of the vehicle’s wheels in the direction of forward

travel.

Category II (not applicable for Track Racing)

Group C - Special 2 wheel driven motorcycles

 

Group D - Special 3 wheel, 2 wheel driven motorcycles

 

Group E - Snowmobiles

 

 

 

Group F - Sprinters and Dragsters

 

Group G - Quad Racers

 

Group H --

 

Group I --

Category III (not applicable for Track Racing)

Group J - Electric Vehicles (see Article 01.50)

 

 

 

 

1.07 CLASSES

Groups are again separated into classes according to cylinder capacities as

detailed below. Generally, these classes must be observed for all meetings.

Category I

For the main article, refer to the same number in the General section.

Group A1 Motorcycles

Class (cc) over (cc) up to(cc)

50 - 50

 

80 50 85

 

100 85 100

 

125 100 125

 

175 125 175

 

250 175 250

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450 250 450

 

500 450 500

 

750 500 750

 

1000 750 1000

 

1300 1000 1300

Groups B1, B2 Sidecars

Same as groups A1 and A2 over 175 cc.

Category II

Group C - Special 2 wheel driven motorcycles

 

Group D - Special 3 wheel, two wheel driven motorcycles

 

Group E - Snowmobiles

 

 

 

Group F - Sprinters and Dragsters

Group G - Quad racers : Four wheeled balloon tyred off-road vehicles having

 

 

 

a wheel at each diagonal extremity.

 

Propelled by the action of two wheels (2 wheel driven).

The engine crankcases shall not be located behind the rider. Only

 

one rider sits astride.

 

The steering is done by means of a handlebar.

 

Same classes as Category I, Group A1.

 

Group H - Quad racers : only difference - propelled by the action of four

wheels (4 wheel driven)

Group I - -

Category III

Group J - Electric Vehicles (see Art. 01.82 in the Road Racing Technical

 

 

 

Rules).

01.11 MEASUREMENT OF CAPACITY

 

11.11 Reciprocating movement engine, “Otto” Cycle

The capacity of each engine cylinder is calculated by the geometric formula which

 

gives the volume of a cylinder; the diameter is represented by the bore, and the

 

height by the space swept by the piston from its highest to lowest point :

 

Capacity =

D2 x 3.1416 x C

 

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where D = bore

 

and C = stroke

 

 

 

When a cylinder bore is not circular the cross sectional area must be determined

 

by a suitable geometrical method or calculation, then multiplied by the stroke to

 

determine capacity.

When measuring, a tolerance of 1/10 mm is permitted in the bore. If with this

tolerance the capacity limit is exceeded for the class in question, a further

measurement should be taken with the engine cold, to 1/100 mm limits.

11.13 Rotary engines

The capacity of an engine which determines the class in which the motorcycle

shall compete in a meeting shall be calculated by :

Capacity =

2 x V

 

N

where V = total capacity of all the chambers

 

 

 

comprising the engine

and N = number of turns of the motor

 

 

 

necessary to complete one cycle in

 

a chamber.

Classified as a 4-stroke.

11.15 Wankel system

For Wankel system engines with a triangular piston, the capacity is given by the

formula :

Capacity = 2 x V x D

 

where V = capacity of a single chamber

 

and D = number of rotors.

 

 

 

This engine is classified as a 4-stroke.

01.17 SUPERCHARGING

Supercharging by means of a device of any kind is forbidden in all meetings.

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An engine whether 2-stroke or 4-stroke coming within any one of the recognised

 

classes (determined by the capacity of the working cylinder) shall not be considered

 

as supercharged when in respect of one engine cycle, the total capacity measured

geometrically, of the fuel charging device or devices, including the capacity of the

working cylinder (if used for injecting the fuel), does not exceed the maximum

capacity of the class in question.

01.18 TELEMETRY

Information must not be transmitted in any way to or from a moving motorcycle.

 

An official signalling device may be required on the machine.

Automatic lap timing devices are not considered as “telemetry”.

Automatic lap timing devices must not disrupt any official time keeping methods

and equipment.

01.19 MOTORCYCLE WEIGHTS

 

Weights of motorcycles without fuel

 

19.01

A 1 % tolerance in the weight of the machine after the race is accepted.

19.03

Seals must be fixed to the front main frame.

19.04

Weighing scales must be certified annually by a National Institute.

19.05

For Groups B1 and B2 at all competitions a passenger must be carried.

01.21 DESIGNATION OF MAKE

When two manufacturers are involved in the construction of a motorcycle the

 

name of both must appear on the machine as follows :

The name of the chassis manufacturer

 

The name of the engine manufacturer

 

 

 

This applies where no commercial interests are involved.

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01.23 DEFINITION OF A PROTOTYPE

A prototype motorcycle is a vehicle which must conform to the safety requirements

as required by the FIM Sporting Code and Appendices applicable to the type of

competition for which it is to be used.

01.25 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

The following specifications apply to all vehicles of the groups indicated and to all

 

types of competitions except where otherwise stated in the corresponding section

of the FIM Sporting Code.

 

They should also be applied to all national competitions unless the FMNR

(National Motorcycling Federation) has otherwise directed.

 

Further specifications for some competitions may also be required and these

 

will be detailed in either the appropriate FIM Appendix or in the Supplementary

Regulations for the competition in question.

25.01

The use of titanium in the construction of the frame, the front forks, the handlebars,

the swinging arms, the swinging arm spindles and the wheel spindles is forbidden.

 

The use of light alloys for wheel spindles is also forbidden (except for Trial

 

motorcycles).

 

The use of titanium alloy nuts and bolts is allowed.

Titanium test to be performed at trackside :

25.01.1 Magnetic test (titanium is not magnetic).

 

25.01.2 3 % nitric acid test (Titanium does not react. If metal is steel, the

 

 

 

drop will leave a black spot).

25.01.3 Specific mass of titanium alloys 4,5-5, of steel 7,5-8,7 can be

 

 

 

ascertained by weighing the part and measuring its volume in a calibrated glass

 

vessel filled by water (intake valve, rocker, connecting rod, etc.)

25.01.4 In case of doubt, the test should take place at a Materials Testing

 

 

 

Laboratory.

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25.02

Aluminium alloys can be ascertained visually.

25.06

The number of cylinders in an engine is determined by the number of combustion

 

chambers.

25.07

If separate combustion spaces are used they must be connected by an unrestricted

passage of minimum cross sectional area at least 50 % of the total inlet port area.

01.26 DEFINITION OF A FRAME OF A SOLO MOTORCYCLE

The structure or structures used to join any steering mechanism at the front of the

 

machine to the engine/gear box unit and to all components of the rear suspension.

26.01

Every motorcycle in the ‘parc-fermé’ must be equipped with a side-stand. The

 

side-stand must be fitted, either on the frame or on the swing arm.

01.27 STARTING DEVICES

Starting devices are compulsory.

01.29 OPEN TRANSMISSION GUARDS

29.01 A guard must be fitted to the countershaft sprocket.

 

29.02 A chain guard must be fitted in such a way to prevent trapping

 

 

 

between the lower chain run and the final driven sprocket at the rear wheel.

01.31 EXHAUST PIPES

Exhaust pipes and silencers must fulfill all the requirements concerning sound

 

control (see also Art. 01.79).

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31.01

The end of the silencer must be horizontal and parallel (over a minimum distance

of 30 mm) to the central axis of the solo motorcycle (with a tolerance of ± 10°) and

 

 

 

must not exceed the end of the silencer body by more than 5 mm. All sharp edges

must be rounded with a minimum radius of 2 mm (See diagram E).

31.02

Exhaust fumes must be discharged towards the rear but not in a manner as to

raise dust, foul the tyres or brakes, or inconvenience a passenger, if there is one,

 

or any other riders.

All possible measures must be taken to prevent the possible loss of waste oil so

 

that it does not inconvenience a following rider.

 

Any NON ORIGINAL valve systems installed on the exhaust system in view of

 

interfering with (or modifying) the sound level meter test is forbidden. Only exhaust

 

valve systems (i.e : Exup, etc.) provided by the manufacturer on the manifold, are

authorised. The setting is free.

31.03

The extremity of the exhaust pipes on solo motorcycles must not pass the vertical

tangent of the rear tyre (see diagram S).

31.04

On a Sidecar machine the exhaust must discharge horizontally and towards the

rear, at a maximum angle of 30° to the axis of the machine.

01.33 HANDLEBARS

 

33.01

The width of handlebars (solo and Sidecars) is : not less than 600 mm and not

more than 850 mm.

33.02

The handlebars must be equipped with a protection pad on the cross bar. The

 

handlebars without cross member must be equipped with a protection pad located

 

in the middle of the handlebars, covering widely the handlebars clamps.

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33.05

Exposed handlebar ends must be plugged with a solid material or rubber covered.

33.08

Solid stops (other than a steering damper) must be fixed in order to assure a

 

minimum space of 30 mm between the handlebars with its levers and the fuel tank

 

when on full lock to prevent trapping the rider’s fingers.

33.09

Handlebar clamps must be very carefully radiused and engineered so as to avoid

 

fracture points in the bar.

33.10

If hand protectors are used they must be of a shatter-resistant material and have

 

a permanent opening for the hand.

33.11

The repair by welding of light alloy handlebars is prohibited.

33.12

Handlebars made from carbon/carbon, carbon/Kevlar or other composite materials

 

are not authorised.

01.35 CONTROL LEVERS

 

35.01

All handlebar levers (clutch, brake, etc.) must be in principle ball ended (diameter

 

of this ball to be at least 16 mm). This ball can also be flattened, but in any case

 

the edges must be rounded (minimum thickness of this flattened part 14 mm).

 

These ends must be permanently fixed and form an integral part of the lever.

35.03

Each control lever (hand and foot levers) must be mounted on an independent

pivot.

35.04

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The brake lever if pivoted on the footrest axis must work under all circumstances,

such as the footrest being bent or deformed.

01.37 THROTTLE CONTROLS

 

37.01

Throttle controls must be self-closing when not held by the hand.

37.03

Solo motorcycles must be equipped with a functional ignition kill switch or button

 

 

 

mounted on either right or left side of handlebar (within reach of the hand while

 

on the hand grips) that is capable of stopping a running engine (for Track Racing

 

motorcycles, please refer to this article in the CCP section).

01.39 FOOTRESTS

Footrests must be of a folding type and be fitted with a device which automatically

returns them to the normal position. An integral protection is to be provided at the

end of the footrest which must have at least an 8 mm radius (see diagrams S).

01.41 BRAKES

 

41.01

All motorcycles must have at least 2 efficient brakes (one on each wheel) operated

 

independently and operating concentrically with the wheel.

41.02

Vehicles in Group B must be fitted with at least 2 efficient brakes operating on at

 

least 2 of the wheels and operated independently and operating concentrically

 

with the wheels.

01.43 MUDGUARDS AND WHEEL PROTECTION

Motorcycles must be fitted with mudguards.

43.01

Mudguards must project laterally beyond the tyre on each side.

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43.02

The front mudguard must cover at least 100° of the circumference of the wheel.

 

The angle formed by one line drawn from the front edge of the mudguard to the

 

centre of the wheel and one drawn horizontally through the centre of the wheel

 

must be between 45° and 60°.

43.03

The rear mudguard must cover at least 120° of the circumference of the wheel.

 

The angle formed by two lines, one drawn from the rear edge of the mudguard to

 

the centre of the wheel and one drawn horizontally through the centre of the wheel

shall not exceed 20°.

The angle (20° max.) for the rear mudguard shall be measured with the rider

 

sitting on the motorcycle (See diagram S).

01.45 STREAMLINING

A ‘full’ fairing or ‘complete’ bodywork is not allowed.

 

Radiator covers (shields) must be made of flexible materials only (i.e. plastic).

01.47 WHEELS, RIMS, TYRES

 

47.01

All tyres will be measured mounted on the rim at a pressure of 1 kg/cm (14 lb./

 

sq.in.); measurements taken at a tyre section located 90° from the ground.

47.02

Any modification to the rim or spokes of an integral wheel (cast, moulded, riveted)

as supplied by the manufacturer or of a traditional detachable rim other than

for spokes, valve or security bolts is prohibited except for tyre retention screws

 

sometimes used to prevent tyre movement relative to the rim. If the rim is modified

 

for these purposes, bolts, screws, etc., must be fitted.

47.03

The front and rear tyre dimensions are free with reference to diameter and width.

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47.04

Tyres with metal studs, spikes, chains or any other anti-skid devices are not

 

permitted. Scoop or paddle tyres (continuous radial rib) are forbidden.

47.05 General

Only tyres normally available from commercial or retail sources are authorised.

Modifying the tyre is not authorised. It is forbidden to treat tyres with chemicals,

 

cut or groove them, use tyre warmers or any other means which may alter the

shape, minimum shore hardness, construction or other characteristics.

 

The tyres shall appear on the tyre manufacturers range catalogue or tyre

specification lists available to the general public. They must be manufactured

 

to comply with the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO)

requirements in respect of load and speed codes and have a minimum service

 

description of 45 M.

Both tyres, front and rear, must have an “E” mark and/or DOT (American

 

Department of Transportation) approval and the DOT number must be molded

 

on the tyre wall.

47.06 Tread pattern

The tread pattern specifications of the rear tyre is free, however, Art. 47.05 applies

in full.

01.55 NUMBER PLATES

Number plates are required for Cross-Country Rallies.

The Organiser shall provide each rider with a set of identification plates comprising

1 front plate and 2 side plates called number plates. The exact sizes and positions

of these number plates will be explained in the SR.

 

The number plates shall be affixed visibly at the front and on the rear sides of the

motorcycle. They shall in no circumstances cover, throughout the duration of the

 

Rally, even partly, the registration number of the motorcycle.

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55.07

The figures must be clearly legible and like the background must be painted in

 

matt colours to avoid reflection from sunlight. The minimum dimensions of the

letters being :

Height of figure : 140 mm

 

Width of figure : 80 mm

 

 

 

Width of stroke : 25 mm

Space between 2 figures : 15 mm

 

 

 

 

55.08

The English form for numbers must be used. That is single vertical line for the

“one” and a simple sloping line without a horizontal line for the “seven”. (See

 

diagram 0).

55.09

All other number plates or markings on a motorcycle liable to cause confusion with

the number must be removed before the start of a competition.

55.12 Number plate colours

The background colours and figures vary according to the class of motorcycle

and the type of competition, the main rules being indicated in the Supplementary

 

Regulations for each meeting.

The colours must be matt, following the RAL colour table, i.e. :

BLACK 9005

 

YELLOW 1003

 

WHITE 9010

 

PURPLE 4006

 

The colours to be used are :

 

Cross

 

Country

 

Rallies

 

450cc White background Black numbers

Over 450cc (Not

 

FIM Cup) Yellow background Black numbers

 

 

 

Quads White background Black numbers

 

Women Purple background White numbers

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55.13

n case of a dispute concerning the legibility of numbers, the decision of the

Technical Steward will be final.

01.56 LIGHTING, WARNING EQUIPMENT AND SPEEDOMETERS

Motorcycles and their equipment must comply with the national Legal requirements

 

for road traffic of the country in which the vehicle is registered and with other rules

 

specified in the Supplementary Regulations.

 

The electrical generator must operate continuously and normally with respect to

current and voltage during the competition and at post competition control. The

 

electrical connections must be retained.

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CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY MOTORCYCLES

 

01.58 GENERAL

All vehicles from the World Championship 450cc, over 450cc and Quad categories

 

 

 

must conform in all respects to the 1968 Vienna Convention, even if the country in

which the machine was manufactured is not a signatory to that Convention, and

be registered for road use.

58.01 Lighting and safety equipment

Lighting equipment for all categories must conform in every way to the International

 

Convention on road traffic, moreover :

 

The original headlights and rear lights may be modified or replaced. Extra lights

may be added.

Each motorcycle/quad must be equipped with at least :

A front light (min 55 watts or equivalent in ‘lumen’)

 

A homologated rear lamp with stop light

 

Additionally, a fog light (min 21 watts or equivalent in ‘lumen’), with a

 

 

 

minimum Legal surface, may be split into two parts and may flash

A generator with a minimum performance of 140 watts

 

An audible horn, minimum 90 dB/A, measured at one metre.

 

Minimum one rear view mirror.

 

A fixed water tank of 3 litres

 

 

 

All motorcycles/quads must carry the necessary survival equipment as requested

 

in the Cross-Country Rallies Appendices, Art. 081.23.

58.01 Fuel

For all categories, the engine must function on unleaded fuel in accordance with

 

the FIM fuel specifications (see Art. 01.63) and be of a type equivalent to fuel from

 

public fuel stations. Exceptions will be mentioned in the SR of the meeting.

01.59 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 450cc AND OVER 450cc (Not FIM

 

Cup) CATEGORIES

These vehicles are based on series production motorcycles, registered (allowed

 

to be used on roads open to traffic), which can be modified and/or equipped for

Off-Road Cross-Country Rallies competition.

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The main parts are the frame, the engine (cylinder, cylinder head and crankcase)

 

and the swing-arm. They must be standard component freely available to the

 

public. These main parts may be modified, with the exception of the crankcase,

 

but must fulfil the FIM Technical Rules for Cross-Country Rallies.

All motorcycles will be according to Category I, Group A1 and Category II, Group

 

C (Art. 01.07).

 

 

 

 

59.01 Engine Capacity

World Championship 450cc category :

Single and twin cylinder engines up to 450cc 2T or 4T

 

Over 450cc category :

 

Single and twin cylinder engines over 450cc 2T or 4T

 

 

 

 

59.02 Engine

The engine number must remain visible at all times

Engine preparation is free, with the exception of the crankcase(s), which must be

strictly standard.

 

During the event, an “engine change” means removing the engine from the frame.

Engine “A”, originally fitted in the frame of the bike can be removed from the frame

to be repaired and be replaced by engine “B”. Engine “A” may be repaired during

 

the Event on condition that the engine crankcase marked during the preliminary

 

technical inspection remains the same.

Repairs to the engine’s “top end” (cylinder + cylinder head) are free during

 

the event. All intervention to the “bottom-end” (inside the crankcases) will be

considered as a change of engine.

A minimum of one bolt/nut used to fix the engine must be drilled in order to attach

a seal embrassing the frame.

 

The engine may be removed from the frame to repair a problem not related to

 

the crankcase. This may be done only under the supervision of the Technical

Steward. The Technical Steward only can cut and replace the seals without being

penalised.

59.03 Exhaust system

The exposed edge(s) of the exhaust pipe(s) outlet(s) must be rounded to avoid

any sharp edges.

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59.04 Frame and ancillaries

The main frame must be marked with the original Vehicle Identification Number

 

(VIN). The frame number (VIN) must remain visible at all times.

The frame shall not be replaced during the event. The frame may be repaired

under the supervision of the Technical Steward.

59.05 Fuel tank(s)

The total fuel capacity carried in all tanks is 35 litres maximum.

59.06 Weight

Unrestricted.

01.60 QUAD CATEGORY

These vehicles are based on series production quads, registered (allowed to be

 

used on roads open to traffic), according to Group G or H., which can be modified

and/or equipped for Off-Road Cross-Country Rallies competition.

The main parts are the chassis and the engine (cylinder, cylinder head and

 

crankcase). They must be standard component freely available to the public.

 

These main parts may be modified, with the exception of the crankcase, but must

 

fulfil the FIM Technical Rules for Cross-Country Rallies - Quads category.

 

Two groups are allowed :

- Group G/ Quad Racers :

Propelled by the action of two wheels (2 wheel driven).

- Group H/ Quad Racers :

Propelled by the action of four wheels (4 wheel driven)

 

Refer to Article 01.7/ Classes for definition.

60.01 Engine capacity

Group G :

- from 250cc up to 350cc for two cylinder, 2-stroke engines

- up to 500cc for single cylinder, 2-stroke engines

 

- up to 750cc for single cylinder, 4-stroke engines.

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Group H :

- up to 900cc for single or twin cylinders, 4-stroke engines

60.02 Engine

The engine number must remain visible at all times

Engine preparation is free, with the exception of the crankcase(s), which must be

strictly standard.

 

During the event, an “engine change” means removing the engine from the

chassis. Engine “A”, originally fitted in the chassis of the quad can be removed

from the chassis to be repaired and be replaced by engine “B”. Engine “A” may be

 

repaired during the Event on condition that the engine crankcase marked during

 

the preliminary technical inspection remains the same.

Repairs to the engine’s “top end” (cylinder + cylinder head) are free during

 

the event. All intervention to the “bottom-end” (inside the crankcases) will be

considered as a change of engine.

A minimum of one bolt/nut used to fix the engine must be drilled in order to attach

a seal embrassing the chassis.

 

The engine may be removed from the chassis to repair a problem not related

 

to the crankcase. This may be done only under the supervision of the Technical

Steward. The Technical Steward only can cut and replace the seals without being

penalised.

60.03 Machine specifications

The machine is steered by the front wheels only.

60.04 Exhaust system

The silencer must not go beyond the rear extremities of the quad. The exhaust

 

pipe of the silencer must be protected by a rounded edge of minimum 4 mm.

60.05 Chassis and ancillaries

The main chassis must be marked with the original Vehicle Identification Number

 

(VIN). The chassis number (VIN) must remain visible at all times.

The chassis shall not be replaced during the event. The chassis may be repaired

under the supervision of the Technical Steward.

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60.06 Ignition cut-out switches

Quads must be equipped with a safety ignition cut-out switch, which must stop

the primary circuit and must be permanently attached to the rider by a non-elastic,

spiral cable of adequate length (max. 100cm straightened), similar to a telephone

cable.

60.07 Number plates

Four number plates are required :

1 plate fixed to the front of the machine at the level of the head lamp, facing

 

 

 

forward.

1 plate on each side of the machine placed on the rear mudguard.

 

 

 

 

60.08 Suspensions

All the mountings of the front and rear suspension units, suspension arms and the

steering spindle are retained by a safety wire or a splitpen.

60.09 Brakes, wheels and rims

The rear wheel rim diameter cannot exceed 12 inches in Group G and 15 inches

in Group H. Wire spokes are not authorised.

Every front wheel must have a single, functional brake installed on each axle and

be operated by a handlebar mounted lever.

At the rear, the vehicle must have a brake on each wheel or a brake installed

 

jointly on the rear wheel axle, operated either by a lever on the handlebar or by

a foot pedal.

60.10 Mudguards

The front and rear wheels must be covered by mudguards made of flexible

 

materials, covering each wheel over an area of minimum 30 degrees.

60.11 Fuel tank(s)

Extra fuel tanks must be at least 25 mm (1 inch) away with relation to the edges

of the protective barrier.

 

The total maximum fuel tank capacity contained in all tanks is 45 litres.

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60.12 Protection (see Diagramme Q)

The secondary chain transmission must be equipped with a cover/shield protecting

both the chain sprocket and the brake disc.

 

A countershaft sprocket guard is compulsory. This cover/shield must cover the

sprocket by 30% minimum and prevent the rider’s hand/foot becoming trapped.

 

The complete length of the lower chain run must be shielded by a guard or a

 

protection tube, securely fixed.

 

A crash ‘bar’ or ‘guard’ must be fixed at the front and the rear of the vehicle.

 

A protective barrier (or ‘guard’) of a round profile (minimum diameter : 25 mm

 

or 1 inch) must be installed on each side of the vehicle. This protective barrier

 

must be fitted in such a way that it is in alignment with the wheels to eliminate

 

entanglement. There shall be no prominent (sharp) parts.

 

A structure of crossed belts or a metallic grid must be fitted to fill the opening

 

between the wheels and the barrier, to prevent the riders’ foot from accidentally

touching the ground.

60.13 Dimensions

The width cannot exceed 1300mm for group G and 1400mm for group H.

The maximum height at the rider’s seat level is 950mm for group G and 1000mm

 

for group H.

60.14 Weight

Unrestricted.

01.63 FUEL, OIL AND COOLANTS

All motorcycles must be fuelled with unleaded petrol, as this term is generally

 

understood (with the exception of Track Racing, four stroke - single cylinder

 

engines).

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63.01 Physical properties for unleaded fuel

63.01.1 Unleaded petrol must comply with the FIM specification.

 

63.01.2 Unleaded petrol (incl. E10) will comply with the FIM specification if :

 

 

 

(a) It has the following characteristics :

Property Units Min. Max. Test Method

RON 95.0 102.0 EN ISO 5164

 

MON 85.0 90.0 EN ISO 5163

Oxygen % (m/m) 4.0 EN 13132 or 14517

 

Nitrogen % (m/m) 0.2 ASTM D 4629

 

Benzene % (V/V) 1.0 EN 238 or EN

 

 

 

14517

Vapour pressure (DVPE) kPa 95.0 EN 13016-1

 

 

 

Lead g/L 0.005 EN 237 or ICP-OES

 

Manganese g/L 0.005 ICP-OES

Density at 15°C kg/m3 720.0 775.0 EN ISO 12185

 

 

 

Oxidation stability minutes 360 EN ISO 7536

 

Existent gum mg/100 mL 5.0 EN ISO 6246

 

Sulphur mg/kg 10.0 EN ISO 20846 or

 

20884

 

Copper corrosion rating class 1 EN ISO 2160

 

Distillation :

E at 70°C % (V/V) 22.0 50.0 EN ISO 3405

 

E at 100°C % (V/V) 46.0 71.0 EN ISO 3405

 

E at 150°C % (V/V) 75.0 EN ISO 3405

 

 

 

Final Boiling Point °C 210 EN ISO 3405

Residue % (V/V) 2.0 EN ISO 3405

 

 

 

Appearance Clear and bright Visual inspection

Ethanol (1) % (V/V) 10 EN 13132 or 14517

 

Olefins % (V/V) 18.0 EN 14517 or 15553

 

Aromatics % (V/V) 35.0 EN 14517 or 15553

 

Total diolefins % (m/m) 1.0 GCMS/HPLC

 

 

 

(1) Shall conform to EN 15376

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(b) The total of individual hydrocarbon components present at concentrations

 

of less than 5% m/m must constitute at least 30% m/m of the fuel. The test

 

method will be gas chromatography and/or GC/MS.

 

(c) The total concentration of naphthenes, olefins and aromatics classified by

 

carbon number must not exceed the values given in the following table :

% C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9+

 

 

 

Naphthenes 0 5 10 10 10 10

Olefins 5 20 20 15 10 10

 

 

 

Aromatics - - 1.2 35 35 30

The total concentration of bicyclic naphthenes and bicyclic olefins may not be

 

higher than 1% (m/m). The test method used will be gas chromatography.

 

(d) Only the following oxygenates are permitted :

Methanol. Ethanol. Iso-propyl alcohol. Iso-butyl alcohol. Methyl tertiary butyl

 

ether. Ethyl tertiary butyl ether. Tertiary amyl methyl ether. Di-isopropyl ether.

 

N-propyl alcohol. Tertiary-butyl alcohol. N-butyl alcohol. Secondary-butyl

 

alcohol.

(e) Manganese is not permitted in concentrations above 0.005 g/l. For the

present this is solely to cover possible minor contamination by other fuels.

The fuel will contain no substance that is capable of an exothermic reaction

in the absence of external oxygen.

 

Lead replacement petrols, although basically free of lead, are not an

 

alternative to the use of unleaded petrol. Such petrols may contain

unacceptable additives not consistent with the FIM Fuel Regulations.

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63.01.3 Ethanol E85 will comply with the FIM specification if :

 

(a) It has the following characteristics :

 

 

Property Units Min. Max. Test Method

RON 95.0 110 EN ISO 5164

 

MON 85.0 100 EN ISO 5163

 

Vapour pressure

(DVPE)

kPa 35.0 95.0 EN 13016-1

 

Lead g/L 0.001 ICP-OES

 

Manganese g/L 0.001 ICP-OES

 

Oxidation stability Minutes 360 EN ISO 7536

 

Existent gum mg/100 mL 5.0 EN ISO 6246

 

Sulphur mg/kg 10.0 EN ISO 20846 or 20884

 

Copper corrosion Rating Class 1 EN ISO 2160

 

Distillation :

 

Final Boiling Point °C 210 EN ISO 3405

Residue % (V/V) 2 EN ISO 3405

 

 

 

Appearance Clear and bright Visual inspection

 

Ethanol + higher

 

alcohols

% (V/V) 75 EN 13132 or 14517

 

 

 

Higher alcohols

(C3-C8)

% (V/V) 2.0 EN 13132 or 14517

 

Methanol % (V/V) 1.0 EN 13132 or 14517

 

 

 

Ethers (5 or more

 

C atoms)

% (V/V) 5.2 EN 13132 or 14517

 

 

 

Unleaded petrol

as specified in

2.10.1.2

% (V/V) 14 25

 

Water % (V/V) 0.3 EN 12937

 

 

 

Inorganic chloride mg/L 1 EN 15484

 

Acidity

(as acetic acid)

% (m/m)

 

 

 

(mg/L)

0.005

(40)

EN 15491

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63.02 Oil

For oil used in two stroke mixtures, the following tolerances on the fuel

 

specifications will be allowed :

Density at 15°C Plus/minus 30 kg/m³

 

Distillation residue Not controlled

 

 

 

Any infringement of the fuel specifications will automatically result in the exclusion

 

of the competitor from the entire meeting (see also FIM Sporting Code Art.

 

140.1). The result of the competitors’ fuel sample analysis (A or B Sample) more

 

favourable to the competitor will be taken into account (See also Art. 63.05.3).

 

If the fuel available locally for the event is not of a sufficient quality for use by

 

competitors, the FMN of the organising country must ask the FIM for a waiver in

 

order to enable the use of fuel not corresponding to the characteristics defined

above.

63.03 Air

Only ambient air may be mixed with the fuel as an oxidant.

 

 

 

 

63.04 Primary Tests

63.04.1 In all FIM Championship and Prizes, the FIM may require tests of

 

 

 

fuels to be administered before, or at the time of delivery to, an event at which

such fuels are to be used.

63.04.2 FIM may request any person or organisation, being a potential

 

 

 

supplier of fuel, to submit a sample for testing for conformity with the fuel

 

specifications in Art. 63.01.

63.05 Fuel Test Procedures

63.05.1 Fuel tests may be administered at any time and place during the

 

 

 

course of any event under the authority of the FIM.

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63.05.2 The CTI Director, in consultation with the relevant Commission

 

 

 

Director, has sole authority to, and may, direct the administration of fuel tests

 

during the course of an FIM Championship or Prize Event. Such direction must

be by written document (Fuel Test Order) which must be delivered to the FIM

 

Jury President (or the Race Direction where applicable) before the meeting.

 

The FIM Jury President (or the Race Direction where applicable) must deliver

 

the Fuel Test Order to the Chief Technical Steward for the meeting who is

responsible for the administration of the fuel tests. The Fuel Test Order must

 

nominate :

(a) The criteria (which may be random) for selection of the machines from which

 

samples are to be taken; and

 

(b) The officials who must administer the tests.

 

(c) At least 3 of the characteristics specified in Arts. 63.01 and 63.02 to be the

 

subject of the tests, or only 1 characteristic when using an ASTM approved “short

 

test” or “field test method” for the detection of only one of the characteristics in a

fuel sample.

63.05.3 Fuel tests must be administered according to the Fuel Test Order

 

 

 

and must comply with the following procedures :

 

(a) Only nominated officials may take samples.

 

(b) Containers for holding samples :

 

(i) must be clean and constructed of robust, fuel non reactive, impermeable

material.

(ii) must be sealable;

 

(iii) must have provision for identification.

 

(c) Equipment used for the extraction of fuel from machines must be clean and

constructed of fuel non-reactive material.

(d) The FMNRs must ensure that there is a supply of at least 12 containers (12 X

 

1 litre each).

 

(e) Each sample must be divided into two and placed in separate containers,

 

(2 samples of maximum 1 litre each). Each sample may be initially tested for one

 

of the characteristics, using an ASTM approved field test method. The results

obtained from such a test must be given immediately to the International Jury. The

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containers must be immediately sealed and identified by reference to the machine

 

from which the sample was taken.

 

This information must be entered on a certificate (FIM Fuel Sample Certificate)

 

which must certify the date, place and time of taking the sample, the identity of the

 

machine from which the sample was taken, and the identity of its rider.

 

(f) Both samples (sample A and sample B) must remain in the control of the

 

Technical Steward. The rider or the representative of the rider/ team must sign the

 

FIM Fuel Sample Certificate acknowledging that a sample was taken, and must

 

be given a copy of the Certificate.

 

(g) At the end of the meeting the Technical Steward must deliver both samples

 

(sample A and sample B) to a courier authorised by the FIM, Jury President or the

 

Technical Steward. The Technical Steward must return a copy of the Fuel Sample

 

Certificate, signed by the courier, to the FIM Jury President.

 

(h) The authorised courier must deliver both samples (sample A and sample B),

 

together with copies of the relevant Fuel Sample Certificates, to an FIM authorised

 

laboratory, where they must be tested for content in accordance with standard

 

scientific procedures.

 

(i) The results obtained from such testing must be attached to the laboratory’s copy

 

of the Fuel Sample Certificate and delivered to the FIM as soon as practicable

after the results have been obtained.

(j) In case of non conformity to the rules, the FIM must as soon as practicable after

 

 

 

receipt of the results notify :

(i) the relevant riders or team representatives;

 

(ii) the relevant FMNR;

 

(iii) the FIM Jury President for the relevant meeting.

63.05.4 The FIM may authorise one or more named laboratories for testing

 

 

 

fuels. Such authorisation must be by written document, distributed to all FMNRs.

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63.05.5 A Jury may direct the administration of fuel tests during the course

 

 

 

of any international event other than an FIM Championship or Prize Event. Such

direction must be by Fuel Test Order which must be delivered to the Technical

 

Steward. Such Fuel Test Order has the same authority as if it had been issued

by the CTI Bureau under Art. 63.05.2. The procedures for the administration of

fuel tests under this Article must comply with the procedures under Arts. 63.05.2

and 63.05.3.

63.05.6 For tests under Art. 63.04 all characteristics specified in Art. 63.01

 

 

 

must be present for the tested fuel to comply.

63.05.7 For tests under Arts. 63.05.2 and 63.05.5 tested fuel must comply

 

 

 

with the characteristics specified in the relevant Fuel Test Order.

63.06 Fuel Test Costs

63.06.1 The costs of fuel tests conducted under Arts. 63.04.1, 63.04.2 and

 

 

 

63.05.2 will be paid by the FIM.

63.06.2 The costs of fuel tests conducted under Art. 63.05.5. will be paid by

 

 

 

the organiser of the event.

63.06.3 Where a fuel test is ordered by a Jury in relation to a protest, the

 

 

 

party which loses the protest must bear the entire cost of the fuel test, or such

proportion thereof as is directed by the Jury.

01.65 EQUIPMENT AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

During practising and racing, riders and passengers must wear the protective

 

clothing and footwear

65.01

Riders must wear protective clothing of cloth or leather. Knee-length boots, and

 

gloves of leather or an equivalent material must be worn.

 

A chest-protector and/or with additional back protection is recommended.

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65.05

The fabric or substance of all clothing and its lining must be tested and certified

 

by an official scientific institute, taking into account the fire and wear resistant

 

qualities of all parts of the clothing which come into direct contact with the skin. It

 

must be anti-inflammable and may be approved by an FMN (National Motorcycling

 

Federation).

65.07 Material equivalent to leather

The following characteristics of the material must be at least equivalent to 1.5 mm

 

of cowhide (not split leather) :

65.07.1 Fire retardant quality

 

65.07.2 Resistance to abrasion

 

65.07.3 Coefficient of friction against all types of asphalt

 

65.07.4 Perspiration absorbing qualities

 

65.07.5 Medical test - non toxic and non-allergenic

 

65.07.6 Fabric of a quality that does not melt.

 

65.07.7 Clothing in material other than leather must bear a sticker or

 

 

 

label which says “in conformity with the FIM rules”. This label must be sewn or

 

attached to the clothing in a permanent way.

65.08 Approval

The clothing manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that the products and

 

materials that carry his name conform to these rules. The FIM cannot be held

 

liable for any injuries that a rider or passenger may sustain from their use.

01.67 WEARING OF HELMETS

It is compulsory for all participants taking part in practice and races to wear a

 

protective helmet. The helmet must be properly fastened, be of a good fit, and

 

be in good condition. The helmet must have a chin strap type ‘retention system’.

 

Helmets constructed with an outer shell of more than one piece are permitted,

 

provided that, in case of emergency; they can be quickly and easily removed from

the rider’s head by releasing or cutting the chin strap only.

All helmets must be marked with one of the official international standard marks

 

mentioned in Art. 01.70 or the Approval Mark (stamp) of the FMN of the rider.

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Helmets marked by an FMN must comply with one of the International Standards

listed in Art. 01.70 before approval by an FMN.

Failure to observe the above rules will entail exclusion.

01.69 HELMET OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

 

69.01

Scrutineers, under the supervision of the Chief Technical Steward, may check

prior to practice and the races that all helmets meet the technical requirements.

69.02

If a helmet does not meet the technical requirements and is found to be defective,

the Technical Steward must remove all approval marks and retain the helmet

until the end of the event. The rider must submit another helmet for approval by

the Technical Steward. After an accident involving impact, the helmet must be

 

presented to the Technical Steward for examination (see also Art. 77.02.14).

69.03

All helmets must be intact and no alteration must have been made to their

 

construction. After an accident involving impact the helmet must be presented to

the Technical Steward for examination.

69.04

The Technical Steward and/or the Technical Scrutineer may perform the following

checks before the rider is permitted to take part in practice of the race :

69.04.1 That the helmet fits well on the rider’s head,

 

69.04.2 That it is not possible to slip the retention system over the chin,

 

 

 

when fully fastened,

69.04.3 That it is not possible to pull the helmet over the rider’s head by

 

 

 

pulling it from the back of the helmet.

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01.70 RECOGNISED INTERNATIONAL HELMET APPROVAL MARKS

Europe ECE 22-05 ‘P’, ‘NP’ or ‘J’

 

Japan JIS T 8133 : 2007 (from 01.01.2010)

 

USA SNELL M 2010 (from 01.01.2010)

 

 

 

(see also the International Helmet Standards in diagram section)

01.71 EYE PROTECTION

The use of glasses, protective goggles as well as helmet visors and ‘tear off’s’

is permitted. The material used for eye protectors and glasses must be made of

 

shatter-proof material. Helmet visors must not be an integral part of the helmet.

Eye protectors which cause visual disturbance (scratched etc.) must not be used.

01.75 BADGE OF THE FIM

Under certain circumstances the FIM may permit the use of the FIM badge on

certain equipment in order to show that the latter conforms with the standards laid

 

down by the FIM. When this authorisation is granted and provided the equipment

 

on which it appears is in good condition, the badge is then the guarantee of the

 

conformity with the standard set by the FIM.

01.76 NUMBER SASHES (BIBS)

The starting number on the rider’s bib or vest must the same as on his motorcycle.

Starting numbers must be conforming to the following :

76.01

Black numbers on a white background must be used.

76.02

The size of the area in which numbers are printed is : 25 x 25 cm maximum.

76.03

Height of number : 15 cm

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76.04

Width of number : 6 cm

76.05

Width of stroke : 2 cm

76.06

Only the space outside the 25 x 25 cm area may be used for publicity.

76.07

Bibs manufactured from PLASTIC material are not allowed.

01.77 CONTROL

 

 

77.01 Verification

 

 

 

General

A rider is at all times responsible for his machine.

77.01.1 The Chief Technical Steward must be in attendance at an event 1

 

 

 

hour before technical verifications are due to begin. He must inform the Clerk of

the Course, Jury President and CTI Delegate, if present, of his arrival.

77.01.2 He must ensure that all technical stewards, appointed for the

 

 

 

event, carry out their duties in a proper manner.

77.01.3 He shall appoint the technical stewards to individual posts for the

 

 

 

race, practices and final control.

77.01.4 Technical inspections will only be carried out when the technical

 

 

 

specification form of the motorcycle has been presented by the Organiser.

77.01.5 The rider, or his mechanic, must be present with the machine for

 

 

 

technical control within the time limits stated in the Supplementary Regulations.

 

On request of the Technical Steward, the riders must present themselves to the

 

technical verification.

77.01.6 The Chief Technical Steward must inform the Clerk of the Course/

 

 

 

Jury President of the results of the technical control. The Chief Technical

Steward will then draw up a list of accepted machines and submit this list to the

Clerk of the Course.

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77.01.7 The Chief Technical Steward has the right to look/ inspect any part

 

 

 

of the motorcycle at any time of the event.

77.02

Any rider failing to report as required below may be excluded from the meeting.

 

The Clerk of the Course may forbid any person who does not comply or any rider

 

who can be a danger to other participants or to spectators, to take part in the

practising or in the races.

77.02.1 The technical control must be carried out in accordance with the

 

 

 

procedure and times fixed in the Disciplines’ Rules and the Supplementary

Regulations of the event. The maximum number of persons permitted to

be present at the technical verification is the rider, plus two others. For Team

 

events, the Team Manager is also allowed.

77.02.2 The technical control must be carried out in conformity with the

 

 

 

times fixed in the Supplementary Regulations of the event.

77.02.3 The rider must personally present a clean motorcycle, without old

 

 

 

verification marks from previous events, the prescribed helmet and the technical

 

card duly filled in and confirmed.

77.02.4 The rider may only present one motorcycle.

 

77.02.5 The sound control must be carried out first. The exhaust silencer

 

 

 

must be marked with paint. The sound level must be recorded in the technical

card.

77.02.7 An overall inspection of the motorcycle must be carried out in

 

 

 

conformity with the FIM rules. Accepted motorcycles will be marked in conformity

 

with Arts. 061.44 or 062.23 of the Enduro Sporting Rules.

77.02.8 Riders must confirm their agreement by signing the register. The

 

machine will then be placed in a closed park.

 

77.02.9 Immediately after technical control the Chief Technical Steward

 

 

 

must submit to the Clerk of the Course the list of accepted riders, accepted

machines, and sound figures.

77.02.10 During the event, in the arrival and departure areas, the technical

 

 

 

steward must control the repairs and changes made to the machines. He must

control that no outside assistance is made. He must also control the condition of

 

the machines.

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77.02.11 At individual time checks, the technical steward must control

 

 

 

repairs and other technical assistance. He must also control that the machines

are marked (seal on frame) in order to ensure that no change in motorcycle

occurred on the course.

77.02.12 At the arrival, at the end of each day, the technical steward must

 

 

 

check all parts and the condition of the machine. A rider is allowed an extra

 

30 minutes to repair or replace a silencer only (see Arts. 061.44.5 and 062.23.2).

 

Competitors must retrieve their machines within 30 minutes after the opening of

 

the closed park area, except for the machines which are chosen for disassembly.

 

After this time limit, the closed park officials will no longer be responsible for the

machines left behind.

77.02.13 At the arrival, at the end of the competition, all the marked parts on

 

 

 

the motorcycles must be controlled. After control, the machines must be placed

 

in a closed park for 30 minutes in case of a protest or shall further examination

 

be required.

77.02.14 If a motorcycle or a part of a motorcycle must be verified and

 

 

 

completely dismantled, the motorcycle, the part or the group of parts must

be sealed and shipped to a place where the required tools are present for a

disassembly. The Jury must take the decision for this operation.

77.02.15 The disassembly and the verification of the motorcycle or the parts

 

 

 

in question must be with the presence of the Technical Steward, appointed to the

event.

77.02.16 The Organiser will pay the costs for the transportation and for the

 

 

 

verification according to Articles 77.02.14 and 77.02.15.

77.02.17 If a disassembly is required and ordered by the Jury, following a

 

 

 

protest, according to Art. 77.02.14 and 77.02.15, the losing party will incur all the

 

transportation and verification costs, or a part of these costs fixed by the Jury.

77.05 Dangerous machines

If, during practice or the race, a Technical Steward finds that a machine is defective

and might constitute a danger to other riders, he must immediately notify the Clerk

 

of the Course or his deputy. It is their duty to exclude such a machine from either

 

the practice or from the race itself.

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01.79 SOUND CONTROL

 

 

79.01 The ‘2 metre max’ method –

 

 

The new test method to verify the sound levels

In order to pursue the measures taken to reduce the sound level in favour of

environment and in the framework of the ‘RIDE QUIET’ campaign, a new method

 

for measuring the sound level called ‘2 metre max’ will progressively be applied as

 

from 2010 in all ‘all-terrain’ disciplines (and more specifically in Motocross, Enduro

 

and Track Racing).

WHAT DOES IT CONSIST OF?

The 2 metre max method shows a very good correlation between the sound power

 

level (LwA) issued by motorcycles in full acceleration, and the maximum sound

 

pressure levels measured at proximity of the same motorcycles, with engines at

idle and quickly taken to their maximum rotational speeds.

The technical specifications and the resources to initiate the application of this

 

new method, for the use of the technical stewards and officials are mentioned in

 

Art. 79.01 of these Technical Regulations. This article will detail the “2metre max”

method, the sound levels, the indispensable tools, but also the tolerances applied

in 2010 - use of the old method as default, etc.)

 

Only the sound levels measured with the ‘2 meter max’ method will be considered

 

by the technical stewards and the jury of the event to decide whether the

 

motorcycle is in conformity with the maximum sound levels authorised.

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THE 2 METER MAX METHOD - IN FOCUS

 

 

LA METHODE 2 METRE MAX - IMAGE

 

LE MODE OPERATOIRE

La méthode consistera non plus à quantifier uniquement le bruit de

 

l’échappement, mais le bruit global maxi atteint de la moto lorsque le moteur est

 

à son régime maxi,

 

 

􀀀 une régulation naturelle en 2T, ou

 

 

􀀀 une régime de coupure en 4T.

 

 

 

 

LA PREPARATION DU SONOMETRE

 

 

 

Pour tous les Championnats et Prix FIM, un sonomètre de Classe 1 (type 1) est

 

 

requis pour mesurer les niveaux sonores. Pour les autres Championnats, les

 

sonomètres de Classe 1 ou 2 (type 1 ou 2) sont les seuls instrument acceptés.

calibré à 113,5 ou 93,5 dB afin de tenir compte de l’incidence de la boule

 

 

 

 

anti-vent

la boule anti-vent fixée sur le microphone

 

pondération A activée

 

pondération Fast activée

 

 

 

RPM

 

NOISE

IDLE RACE

RPM at the FIM test

 

RPM at the 2mMax test

 

Limit at the

 

2mMax test

 

Limit at the

 

FIM test

2mMax

Noise at the race !!

THE OPERATING PROCEDURE

The ‘2 metre max’ method will consist in quantifying not only the sound level

produced by the silencer of the exhaust, but the maximum global sound level

achieves by the motorcycle when the engine rpm’s are raised to the maximum

engine speed, limited by

ð natural regulation for 2T, or

 

ð rev limiter for 4T.

 

 

 

 

THE PREPARATION OF THE SOUND METER

For all FIM Championship-and Prize events, a sound meter Class 1 (type 1) is

required to measure the sound levels. For all other Championships, a sound

meter of Class 1 or 2 (type 1 or 2) are required

Activate the ‘A’ weighing

 

FAST time weighting must be activated

 

Select range High 80~130 dB

 

 

 

 

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Calibrate the sound meter at 93,5 dB or 113.5 dB to take into account

 

 

 

the incidence of the wind foam ball

Position the wind foam ball on the microphone

 

Activate the function MAX MIN – set on MAX

 

 

 

 

THE SET UP OF THE SOUND METER AND THE MOTORCYCLE

The sound levels will be measured with the sound meter/microphone

 

 

 

fixed on a tripod, in the horizontal position, at the rear of the motorcycle.

For the place and position of the motorcycle, ensure that there are no

 

 

 

solid obstacles within 10 meters around the microphone.

The sound meter will be positioned at a distance of 2 metre behind

 

 

 

the motorcycle, with an angle of 45° away from the centerline, on the

 

exhaust side and at a height of 1.35 metre above the ground, with the

sound meter level.

The 2 metre distance is measured from the point where the centre of

 

 

 

rear tyre touches the ground.

It is preferred to make the tests on soft ground, not reverberating, i.e.

 

 

 

grass or fine gravel.

In other than moderate wind, machines should face forward in the wind

 

 

 

direction.

The ambient sound level must remain lower than 100 dB/A.

 

 

 

 

THE POSITIONING OF THE MOTORCYCLE (see illustrations following)

The reference points :

For a motorcycle : the contact point of the rear wheel on the ground.

 

For motorcycles fitted with 2 exhaust outputs, the measurement will be

 

 

 

made on the side of the air intake. If a central positioned air intake is

used, both sides will be tested.

For Side-cars : the contact point of the side wheel on the ground.

 

For Quad vehicles : the vertical line to the ground from the centre point of

 

 

 

the rear axle.

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For Quad vehicles with exhaust outlet moved from the median axis, the

 

 

 

measurement will be made on the offset side.

To make repetitive measurements, all motorcycles can be positioned into a small

frame fixed on the ground.

THE NEW 2 METRE MAX METHOD –

 

THE OPERATION – PROTECT YOUR HEARING – USE EAR PROTECTION

The measurement is made with motorcycle on its wheels, with a hot

 

 

 

engine.

The technical steward takes place besides the motorcycles, opposite to

 

 

 

the microphone, or in front of the handlebars near the front wheel, not

 

to screen or stand between the bike and the microphone. A mechanic,

placed on the left side of the motorcycle, shall disengage the clutch.

If a second steward is permanently attending the sound level checks, it

 

 

 

is strongly advised for him to use earplugs, a headset or ear protectors.

The Inspector shall open throttle as fast as possible until full open

 

 

 

throttle (instantly, within 0.3 seconds). He will keep at max engine ‘rpm’

 

for at least 1 second. To end, the inspector will release the throttle

quickly.

If the result exceeds the limit, including ‘after fire’, the Inspector shall test

 

 

 

the motorcycle, maximum 2 times more.

For motorcycles equipped with an engine rpm limiter, opening the throttle

 

 

 

will be made - instantly, within 0.3 seconds - and kept open until at least

 

1 second has evolved and/or when there is an audible sign of over

revving the engine.

For motorcycles without an engine ‘rpm’ limiter, the opening of the

 

 

 

throttle will have to be lower than 2 seconds and/or when there is an

audible sign of over-revving the engine.

If the engine tends to suffocate, close the throttle slightly and re-open the

 

 

 

throttle.

If detonations appear, the measurement must be started again.

 

 

 

The numbers obtained from the test shall not be rounded down.

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For the sound level measurement, the handling of the throttle is limited only to the

Inspector, who shall open the throttle himself in order to minimize the influence by

 

another operator (for that, it is helpful to have the microphone equipped with an

 

extension cable to the sound meter).

POSITION OF THE SOUND METER IN RELATION TO THE MOTORCYCLE

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L’IMAGE DE LA PROCEDURE POUR MESURER LE NIVEAU SONORE

100%

 

0%

 

Régime max.

 

Ralenti

 

Niveau max.

 

Début du contrôle Fin du contrôle

 

Période de mesure

 

au moins

 

une seconde.

 

dans un laps

 

de temps

 

de 0.3 secondes.

1. L’inspecteur doit ouvrir

 

la poignée de gaz

 

complètement dans un

 

laps de temps de

 

0.3 secondes.

 

2. Et rester au max régime

 

(au limiteur des révolutions

 

du moteur) au moins une

 

seconde. Ensuite, relâcher

 

la poignée du gaz.

 

3. Le niveau sonore est mesuré

 

pendant toute cette période

 

et le niveau maximum sera

 

enregistré dans tous les cas

 

(automatiquement par le

 

sonomètre).

 

Poignée de gaz

 

Régime moteur

 

Niveau sonore

 

Temps

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THE MEASUREMENT – RECORDING OF THE SOUND LEVEL

When the measurement is considered acceptable, write down the

 

result, then reset (push on the sideline) the MAX MIN setting until the

 

 

 

disappearance of the previously displayed value.

Push again on the sideline MAX MIN to arm the sound level meter.

 

The sound level meter is then ready for the following measurement.

 

 

 

An attempt by a participant to prevent his/her engine to reach the maximum

published rpm figure will be considered a breach of the rules.

Even after passing the sound control, if there is doubt, the motorcycle may be

 

checked again.

A noticeably lower engine speed is detected easily by hearing. If doubt, control of

 

the value of the rpm limiter with a tachometer.

 

For the initial sound control and technical inspection, a rider (or his mechanic)

shall present only one spare silencer per machine.

 

Other spare silencers may be presented after all participants have presented their

motorcycles, or on the following days of the event.

79.03 Sound control during and after the competition

In a competition which requires a final examination of machines before the results

are announced, this examination must include a sound control measurement of

at least three machines chosen at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course in cooperation

 

 

 

with the Chief Technical Steward. Refer to each discipline for more info.

79.11 Sound limits in force

For all engine types

 

Checks before the race :

 

Checks during and after

 

the race :

 

115 dB/A

117 dB/A

 

118 dB/A

 

 

 

Target

115 dB/A, + 2 dB/A

 

 

 

for the precision of the method.

117 + 1 dB/A for degradation

 

 

 

of the silencer.

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80.01

The Sound Control Officer (SCO) must arrive in sufficient time for discussions with

 

the Clerk of the Course and other Technical Officials in order that a suitable test

site and testing policy can be agreed.

80.02

Sound level measuring equipment must include a compatible calibrator, which

 

must be used immediately before testing begins and always just prior to a re-test

if a disciplinary sanction may be imposed.

Two sets of equipment must be available in case of failure of tachometer, sound

level meter or calibrator during technical control.

80.03 Corrections

Corrections are now presented in the sound limits in force. All corrections are

cumulative.

80.04 Ambient temperature

No deductions.

80.05 Action and decisions will depend on the Sporting Discipline

 

 

 

concerned, and decisions taken during prior discussions with the FIM Technical

 

Director and/or the Chief Technical Steward.

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126

 

127

Technical

128

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