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General Regulations

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Moto Raid Experience ltd organizes the “Gibraltar Race” and the “Gibraltar Race Series” to which the following General Regulations apply.
It is a challenge open to all riders from every Country that are at least 18 years old and that own a driving license valid for the motorbike they ride.

ELIGIBLE MOTORCYCLES: CLASSES AND CATEGORIES

All motorcycles suitable to be used on and off road, of any engine displacement and year of registration, with a weight not less than 145 kgs. (wet weight with 10 liters of fuel), are eligible. The weight limit does not apply to motorcycles registered until 31/12/1999 and to those ones of Women category. They are divided into the following classes and categories according to the characteristics of the bike or of the rider:

At the end of each race it will be drawn up the overall ranking and a ranking for each class and category.

  • Each rider competes for the overall standings and for the class or the category (only one) selected when he registered.
  • Top 3 places in the overall standings and first 3 of each class and category will be awarded, provided that there are at least 3 participants per each one.
  • Each motorbike must be road legal in the Country where it is registered.
  • All papers, plates and insurance must be valid minimum 7 days after end of the race.
  • Class 1: all motorcycles with engine displacement exceeding 950 cc.

  • Class 2: all motorcycles with engine displacement between 601 cc and 950 cc.

  • Class 3: all motorcycles with engine capacity not exceeding 600 cc.

  • Aged Bikes Category: all motorcycles registered until 31/12/1999. Motorbikes registered in this category are not subject to the weight limit of 145 kgs.

  • Women Category: any motorcycle driven by a female rider. Motorbikes registered in this category are not subject to the weight limit of 145 kgs.

  • Team Category: all motorcycles registered in a team of minimum 3 pilots.

NEXT EVENTS

ON THE
HOTTEST
TRACKS
OF ALL EUROPE

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START

JUNE 22, 2018

FINISH

JULY 7, 2018

REGISTRATION

All riders of any nationality that are at least 18 years old and that own a driving licence valid for the motorbike they ride may subscribe.

  • To join you must fill out the form provided and send it to the Organization.
  • Registrations will begin and end on the dates shown in the section dedicated to each event or when attained the maximum number of participants, expected for each. The starting order of the first stage will always match the order of registration.
  • Until the moment of the technical scrutineering, the pilot can change his bike for the challenge. In case of different features, the new bike will be automatically moved in the proper class.

IDENTIFICATION ITEMS

The Organization will provide each participant with a complete set of identifiers.

  • For the pilots the use, under penalty of disqualification, of the ID bracelet is mandatory.
  • For the bikes 1 front and 2 side adhesive identification labels with space for the number on a white background are provided.
  • During the race the labels must be displayed on the bike in the positions shown (2 sides and 1 front), in particular the front one must be the first legible and identifiable.
  • On the bike there must not be other number besides to the one delivered to each participant.
  • In case of damage or loss of racing labels or ID bracelet the pilot must request to the Organization a new set before the start of the next stage. Otherwise he is excluded from the classification.

NUMBERS AND STARTING ORDER

To each vehicle and to each pilot involved in the Gibraltar Race or in one of the events of the Gibraltar Race Series is assigned a number.

  • Motorcycles: numbers of the bikes are on labels with white background. 

  • Assistance Vehicles: numbers of the assistance vehicles are on labels with green background.  

  • Organization and Medical Staff Vehicles: numbers of the Organization vehicles and of the ones carrying the medical staff are on labels with red background. 

  • Media Vehicles and others: numbers of accredited media vehicles and any other vehicle involved are on labels with yellow background. 

  • The starting order of the Prologue (when provided) and of the first stage will match the order of registration of participants.
  • The starting order of the next stages until the last one will correspond to the position in the ranking of the last stage played.
  • Each rider will know the starting order of the next day by consulting the ranking of the stage published as soon as possible each evening on the notice board at the Race Direction in the bivouac.
  • The time of start and the gap between pilots (or teams of pilots) of each stage will be set the day before and announced during the evening briefings

GPS NAVIGATION AND RANKING

Each rider to participate must be equipped with a simple chronometer and his own GPS navigator. Only one GPS navigator for each pilot is allowed. The data of the race will be uploaded only to this device.

This is the list of known GPS devices that will allow you to properly view all the information you need. Garmin series: Montana, GpsMap, Oregon, Dakota, Etrex. As an alternative you may also use other GPS navigators or smartphone and tablet applications, but the organization will not be responsible if it is not possible to load or display correctly all the information contained in the .GPX file for each stage.

It is required to make your device recognizable with your race number. The track record function must be set “ON” with a pace not exceeding one point each 10 meters.

You must give your GPS navigator to the staff of the Organization every time on your arrival at the finish line at the bivouac. At the same time you must also deliver your individual logger device, provided to you by the Organization. In case of default you will be disqualified from the race.

The Organization will load on the GPS device of each pilot a GPX file which contains the tracks for the transfers (liaisons) and the waypoints for the Selective Sessions of the next day. In the morning, 5 minutes before the start of each rider, the GPS navigator and the logger device will be returned to the pilot which must verify the successful loading and turn on the logger. He must immediately report any possible issue.

The waypoints loaded contain the information to complete the Selective Sessions avoiding penalty points (as described below). In addition to the waypoints, any know danger will be indicated too, after being reported during the briefing.

 

The following information will be shown for each Selective Session

  • the minimum and maximum time, in minutes, within which you can start it, based on your time of departure from the bivouac
  • the total length in kilometers and hundreds of meters
  • the total amount of numbered waypoints you must reach according to their sequential order (this amount includes both the first and the last waypoint of the Selective Session)
  • the target time to achieve the final waypoint. Gap more or less will result in the application of penalty points.

Penalties are applied at a ratio of 1 point for each second of gap more or less compared to the time indicated for each waypoint. To this score will be added the penalties eventually imposed for missed waypoints or for infringements of the General Regulations.

For the teams the time taken into account to assign penalties will be the one with greatest gap among team members. Any other different penalty points imposed on each of them will be added too.

The possible Prologue will be taped and cordoned, then there will be no waypoints, and it will have a single time limit to comply with. Differences in more or less will result in the application of penalty points. Only in this case it will not be charged any GPX file on the riders devices.

The ranking is based on the scores of each stage and of the Prologue. The lowest score wins.

In case of draw in the overall or in the class and category standings, the winner will be the rider or the team that has the best (lower) score in the last stage and if that were not enough it will be evaluated the score of the previous one and so on backwards.

The overall and the stage standings will be published every evening, as soon as possible, on the notice board at the Race Direction in the bivouac.

The transit at each waypoint and, for some of them, the time taken will be checked by a GPS logger device provided to each participant. You must have it always with you during the stage and you must periodically verify that it is ON. At the arrival of each stage you must promptly give this device with your GPS navigator to the Organization staff. In case of default you will be disqualified from the race. Both devices will be returned to the pilot 5 minutes before his start for the next stage. In case of missing collection/deliver of the GPS logger device of if you leave it, even temporarily, or you exchange it with another rider or you give it to any other people, you will be disqualified and automatically put out of the ranking.

The logger unit should be kept isolated from contact with metal objects or mobile phones. Each pilot is responsible for the correct operation of the device and of the validity and integrity of the collected data. Each logger is numbered, and each number matches with a rider of the race. The GPS logger records the participant track during the race and it allows to accurately check the route, the speed and possible stops. The same device is used for the detection of possible infringements of the General Regulation.

The GPS logger is shock, mud and water resistant. Any tampering with the device will result in disqualification from the race.

You must promptly report to the Race Direction of any problem relating the use of your GPS logger.

In case you lost the GPS logger or of its failure, it will prevail the time recorded by your GPS navigator, with a minimum approximation to 10 seconds.

The loss anyway will result in a flat penalty of 1,500 points. The Organization will give you a new GPS logger after the payment of its full value. Without the GPS logger you can not continue the challenge.

RACE DIRECTION

The Race Director is the only responsible for recording and keeping of times and penalty points application.

The Race Direction consists of 4 subjects: No. 2 representatives of the Organization, one of which is the Race Director, No. 1 representative of the Medical Staff and No. 1 representative of the Pilots.

The choice of the representatives of the Medical Staff and of the Pilots is at the discretion of the Organization.

PENALTIES AND REASONS OF DISQUALIFICATION

You can incur into the following penalties in addition to those ones for not respecting the time indicated for the Prologue and for some of the waypoints of the Selective Sessions.

A) LATE AT THE START OF THE STAGE

The penalty is 60 points per each minute (or fraction) of delay in showing up at stage start. 5 minutes after the departure of the last competitor, the latecomer pilot will be automatically disqualified from the stage. At the end of the day the score given to this pilot is the valid highest of the stage plus 600 points of penalty.

B) EARLY DEPARTURE COMPARED TO THE ORDER OF THE STAGE

A non-compliance to starting order shown at the Race Direction and a consequent early departure of the stage will result in being disqualified from the stage. At the end of the day the score given to the pilot is the valid highest of the stage plus 600 points of penalty.

C) MISSED START OF THE STAGE

At the end of the day the score given to the pilot is the valid highest of the stage plus 600 points of penalty.

D) RETIRING OR ABANDONING THE STAGE

At the end of the day the score achieved until the last Selective Session validly completed will be added to the highest score of the other riders in the Selective Sessions not completed, plus 300 penalty points. When you retire from the stage it means that you fail to reach the next bivouac with your bike. If you retire after you validly complete the last Selective Session, it will be applied only the penalty of 300 points. When you abandon the stage it means that you do not complete one or more Selective Sessions, while you reach the bivouac riding your bike.

E) RIDING OFF FROM THE PLANNED ROUTE DURING ROAD TRANSFERS

Unless previously authorized if you ride off from the planned route during road transfers, you will receive 30 penalty points for each km or fraction of track skipped. The penalty will not be applied in case of objective impediments on the planned route, in case of small deviations for emergency reasons or to make repairs, or refueling or stops for lunch or rest. Abandoning the stage and reaching the next bivouac following the quickest or most direct route is not considered running off from the track and it will not result in the application of penalty points.

F) LOSS OR DAMAGE OF THE GPS LOGGER AND/OR OF THE GPS TRACKER (BALISE)

In this case is applied a flat penalty of 1,500 points for each lost or damaged device, in addition to debit of its value.

G) WAYPOINT MISSED OR NOT REACHED IN THE RIGHT ORDER

The expected penalty is 300 points for each waypoint skipped or not reached according to the right order.

H) FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE TIME LIMIT TO START A SELECTIVE SESSION

There are a minimum and a maximum time (in minutes) for reaching the starting point (WP 01) of each Selective Session. It is shown and you must calculate them from the moment you start from the bivouac. Passing by the WP 01 of a Selective Session outside of this time range makes invalid any time taken. In this case the score given to the pilot is the valid highest of the Selective Session plus 300 penalty points.

I) FAILURE TO COMPLY THE TIME LIMIT TO REACH THE NEXT BIVOUAC

There is a maximum time limit (in minutes) to reach the next bivouac. Each pilot must calculate it from his starting time from the previous bivouac. You will receive 15 penalty points every 10 minutes or fraction of delay. In case you are in late arriving at the bivouacs for 3 times during the race, you will be disqualified and excluded from the ranking. Penalties and disqualification are not applied in case the delay is a consequence of mechanical failure or accident.

L) EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMITS

Exceeding the speed limit fixed in the towns will result in the application of 300 penalty points for each infringement recorded by the individual GPS logger.

Your speed is still detected even on extra-urban roads where you must ride respecting the laws and the rules of common sense for your safety.

M) NO-SHOW TO BRIEFING

Not attending, without justification, at the evening briefing will result in the application of 2,000 penalty points. On the third unjustified absence of the same pilot, he will also be disqualified and excluded from the ranking of the race.

N) USE OF MORE THAN ONE GPS NAVIGATOR

In this case is applied a flat penalty of 1,500 points. At the third time of use not allowed, you will be disqualified and excluded from the ranking.

Any rider disqualified or retired, excluded from the overall, or class or category ranking may continue the scheduled route to the finish line. The first rider off the ranking will start from the bivouac not earlier than 25 minutes after the start of the last participant still in the ranking.

DISPUTES AND COMPLAINTS

Disputes and complaints can be submitted only in writing to the Race Direction (consisting of No. 4 members) within a maximum of 30 minutes after the stage ranking is posted on the notice board.

The Race Direction will decide, in a final, concerning the raised issues after listening to the people involved.

The Race Direction decision will be communicated by the end of the next stage or, if it were the last one, before posting the final results.

Before filing a dispute or a complaint is required a deposit of Euros 100. This deposit will be returned if the claim is accepted. The deposit will not be returned if the claim is rejected.

RULES OF CONDUCT

All the routes on and off road of Gibraltar Race and of Gibraltar Race Series are open to traffic, with the exception of the Prologue.

Riders must respect the road signs along the way, the speed limits, the General Regulations and every indication from the Race Direction.

In reaching the waypoints the participants must be careful to not cross restricted areas, to not damage public or private places where they will pass and to respect the natural surroundings as much as possible.

Even when the route will pass through remote areas, you must remind the possibility of meeting other vehicles, people, children and pets free on the road.

The length of the stages and the possible weather conditions change may make this motorsport more dangerous than usual. Participants must keep this in mind adjusting their ride according to their skills and to the difficulty of the track.

The pilots are also required to use the fair play during the challenge when they are close to other competitors.

In case of injury and/or fall of another participant on the track of the race, each rider is required to slow down and/or stop to check if he has to provide aid or if the accident is so minor that it is not necessary to stay there for immediate help.

If necessary, the rescuer pilot should immediately alert the Race Direction using the medical emergency button on the GPS tracker (balise) and/or by calling the telephone number “SOS RACE GIB” and reporting the accident and the exact place.

Anyway the rescuer pilot, after providing aid, must rejoin the race regularly and his time spent there is detected from his individual GPS logger. Immediately after his arrival, the rescuer pilot must go to the Race Direction and file a request of restoring the time spent providing aid. The request must contain: the place of the accident (possibly with the GPS coordinates), his race number and the one of the helped pilot and any other useful information. Only in this case an investigation can be processed and the time spent for aiding another pilot can be restored. Skipping to rescue or to report an accident to another pilot, detected by the GPS logger or from the GPS tracker (balise), will result in a flat penalty of 3,000 points.

The Race Direction, in case of infringments to these rules, reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify and exclude any participant from the rest of the race without having to refund any amounts paid.

RIDERS SAFETY AND GEAR

Each pilot will be equipped with an individual GPS tracking device (balise) that regularly provide his position during the race. This unit also has two buttons: one for medical emergency that you must press to report a health issue personal or of another rider you are aiding; one for the mechanical emergency that you must press to report a failure of your bike which requires its transport to the next bivouac with one of the rescue vehicles.

Each rider must always carry his individual GPS tracking device (balise) and he must periodically verify that it is on. The unit should be kept isolated from contact with metal objects or mobile phones. Each balise is numbered, and each number matches with a rider of the race. The riders position can be checked in real time on a special page of the website of the Gibraltar Race.

You must promptly report to the Race Direction of any problem relating the use of your GPS tracker (balise).

The loss of the GPS tracker (balise) will result in a flat penalty of 1,500 points. The Organization will give you a new GPS tracker after the payment of its full value. Without the GPS tracker (balise) you can not continue the challenge.

 

Besides having to wear helmet, gloves, boots and protections suitable for using a motorbike off-road, to participate in the challenge you must carry with you the following minimum safety equipment:

  • a mobile phone fully charged and able to make and receive calls in the Countries crossed with the number “SOS RACE GIB” stored;
  • 1 liter of water minimum
  • energy bars, chocolate or other similar
  • disinfectant, plasters, bandages and the necessary to stop minor bleeding or to protect small wounds and minor grazes.
  • multipurpose boxcutter

CONDITIONS TO PARTICIPATE: RIDER AND MOTORBIKE

Good physical and psychological conditions are essential to participate in this challenge.
Each participants will have to fill out a form with his medical information and he must provide a recent certificate of good health.
You must inform the Organization in case of any health problem.

You must also sign a certificate for the discharge of liability for the Organization. You must subscribe that you are aware that the practice of a motorcycle race carries risks for your safety and for other people and things.

It is strictly forbidden to participate to the stages of the race under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other narcotics. It will result in disqualification and expulsion.
In this case any amount paid will never be refunded.
It is recommended to not overestimate your own driving skills. The length of the stages can cause loss of the necessary concentration.
You must carefully check the conditions of your bike and of the compulsory safety gears daily. You must repeat the check in case of falls or accidents.
Pilots will be the only responsible for these checks in case of any accidents with damage to persons or properties.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

It will be provided by an adequate number of qualified people and ambulances 4 × 4. A medical facility will be set up at each bivouac. Also the Medical Staff, in addition to the Race Direction, receives directly the health emergency reports from the individual balise of each rider.

INJURY INSURANCE

The registration fee includes a minimum injury insurance coverage with the following services: transport of the injured to the nearest facility equipped, diagnostic and emergency surgery, the repatriation in severe cases. It is advisable to have a personal injury insurance valid abroad.

GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE

The event has a general liability insurance that covers the Organization and its assistants in case of any damage caused to third parties and/or to their properties during the course of the event. The pilots are considered third parties and therefore excluded from coverage. Consequently they will be fully and personally responsible for any damage caused by themselves.

The motorbikes of the participants and all vehicles involved in the race must be in compliance with their own insurance for traveling on public roads in all countries crossed. Therefore this risk can not be covered by any another insurance company.

We encourage the participants to verify the coverage provided by their insurance companies in relation to riding their bikes in the Countries crossed and if necessary to integrate it.

MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE AND REFUELING

The mechanical assistance can be made anywhere on route. The mandatory condition is that the vehicles must be minimum 2 meters away from the track, to not hinder the way for other vehicles.

When available, to the assistance vehicles it will be provided a track to reach some parts of the route and the next bivouac more quickly and easily.

The only kind of assistance by the Organization and included in the registration fee is the transportation of the bike broken or crashed to the next bivouac.

Any other kind of assistance can be arranged independently by pilots individually or in groups.

The refueling will be on charge of the participants. It is recommended a minimum autonomy of 150 kilometers.

ADVERTISING

On your bike you can apply any type of advertising. They are always prohibited those that offend public decency, or that are in clear cultural or religious conflict with nations crossed during the race, or that are in direct competition with the sponsors of the event.

The Organization is raised from any responsibility regarding the affixing of images or writings on motorcycles or other vehicles of the participants.

IMAGE RIGHTS

Each participant with his registration gives his tacit authorization to the Organization to use his image collected during the days of the event in the form of photos and videos. These images may be spread by the press, national and international television, Internet and Social Network in order to tell and / or promote the event itself.

The images can also be used for making video, dvd, news reports and the authorization therefore is implicitly granted even to all professionals involved in documenting the event.

TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCRUTINEERING

They are detailed in the proper section

Each participant with his registration, implicitly confirms that he is aware of the General Regulations of the Gibraltar Race and the Gibraltar Race Series, published on the website www.gibraltarrace.com . He undertakes to fully respect it.

In the event of a dispute on the General Regulations content, only the judgment of the Organization will be valid.

Each participant upon registration also raises the Organization and all subjects related, without exclusion, from any responsibility for damage or inconvenience derived to him or to other people, or damage to third parties as a result of participation to the challenge, including the outward and the return journey.

By participating pilot intends to give up any recourse against the Organization.