ALPS TOURIST TROPHY

Alps Tourist Trophy is a motorcycle tourist event with a ranking based on navigation skills and regularity.  It is open to amateurs of at least 18 years old and with a valid driving licence for the motorcycle they are riding.
Each motorbike must be road legal in the Country where it is registered. All papers, plates and insurance must be valid in the countries crossed minimum 7 days after the end of the event.

All the motorbikes suitable for on and off road use with suitable tires are permitted. 

Each pilot in order to take part in the Alps Tourist Trophy must know and accept the general rules which are very similar to the ones of the Gibraltar Race, with some simplifications, for example: there is no time window to start each Selective Session, but only a time limit to reach half of the route and a time limit to reach the next bivouac; there are not the same classes and only two categories.

 

INTERNATIONAL 2020 edition AGENDA

September 7 – September 12, 2020

In this International 2020 edition, it allows participants to discover the most beautiful on and off road routes and the amazing tourist spots of the Alps of North / West Italy and South / East France.

This general program may be modified before the start for reasons not depending on the Organization.

Pilots travel individually, but they are not alone. The position of each one is followed by the organization through an app installed on his smartphone and the skill of each is compared with that of the other participants, thanks to the recording of the route actually carried out processed through dedicated software.

The goal is to exactly follow the tracks of the transfers and to reach all the transit points (waypoints) set in the Selective Sessions.
Waypoints skipped and / or travel times not respected, any gap in plus or minus, will result in the application of penalty points (in the case of times, the ratio is one point per second).

Waypoints must be achieved according their order (they are numbered) to avoid penalty. They will be provided to participants every day, before the start of each stage, by uploading the file .GPX format on the GPS device of each pilot or by sending it by email.

A GPS navigator or a smartphone or tablet with appropriate apps and one chronometer are the only tools to be used during Gibraltar Race.

Both the navigators or the apps used must be able to use the .GPX format file.

Each participant must be equipped with the USB connection cable of his device.

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.

Who collects the fewest penalties points during the race days wins.

At the end of the event, a ranking is drawn up for each category and the top 3 of each are awarded.
All the other participants who complete the route receive a “certificate of attendance”.

All routes, including off-road, are open to traffic and it is necessary to ride with caution and respecting the laws of the Road Code.

Day 1 (07/09/2020): SAMPEYRE – ITALY

  • 9am – 6pm: Technical and administrative scrutineering.
  • 6.30pm – 8pm: Pre race briefing
  • 8.30pm: Dinner

Day 2 (08/09/2020): 1st stage – SAUZE D'OULX – ITALY

  • 8am – 8.30am > Pre start: individually to each participant:
    delivery of GPS logger and paper reminder about the details of the stage; loading or sending GPX files with tracks and waypoints (5 minutes before the departure of each rider).
  • 8.30am > Start of the pilots: always based on the race number with an interval of not less than 60 seconds
  • 5pm – 6.30pm > Arrival of pilots: upon arrival (within 10 minutes) the pilots must return the GPS logger and send or download the track recorded by their individual navigation device. They can then proceed with any maintenance and / or cleaning of motorbikes.
  • 8pm – 8.30pm > Briefing
  • 8.30pm – 10pm > Dinner: after dinner, the day’s rankings for the two categories are published online and displayed on the bulletin board at the reception. The organization of the event is available for information and clarifications, preferably individual, until 11pm.

Day 3 (09/09/2020): 2nd stage – EMBRUN – FRANCE

  • 8am – 8.30am > Pre start: individually to each participant:
    delivery of GPS logger and paper reminder about the details of the stage; loading or sending GPX files with tracks and waypoints (5 minutes before the departure of each rider).
  • 8.30am > Start of the pilots: always based on the race number with an interval of not less than 60 seconds
  • 5pm – 6.30pm > Arrival of pilots: upon arrival (within 10 minutes) the pilots must return the GPS logger and send or download the track recorded by their individual navigation device. They can then proceed with any maintenance and / or cleaning of motorbikes.
  • 8pm – 8.30pm > Briefing
  • 8.30pm – 10pm > Dinner: after dinner, the day’s rankings for the two categories are published online and displayed on the bulletin board at the reception. The organization of the event is available for information and clarifications, preferably individual, until 11pm.

Day 4 (10/09/2022): 3rd stage – AURON – FRANCE

  • 8am – 8.30am > Pre start: individually to each participant:
    delivery of GPS logger and paper reminder about the details of the stage; loading or sending GPX files with tracks and waypoints (5 minutes before the departure of each rider).
  • 8.30am > Start of the pilots: always based on the race number with an interval of not less than 60 seconds
  • 5pm – 6.30pm > Arrival of pilots: upon arrival (within 10 minutes) the pilots must return the GPS logger and send or download the track recorded by their individual navigation device. They can then proceed with any maintenance and / or cleaning of motorbikes.
  • 8pm – 8.30pm > Briefing
  • 8.30pm – 10pm > Dinner: after dinner, the day’s rankings for the two categories are published online and displayed on the bulletin board at the reception. The organization of the event is available for information and clarifications, preferably individual, until 11pm.

Day 5 (11/09/2020): 4th stage – ORMEA – ITALY

  • 8am – 8.30am > Pre start: individually to each participant:
    delivery of GPS logger and paper reminder about the details of the stage; loading or sending GPX files with tracks and waypoints (5 minutes before the departure of each rider).
  • 8.30am > Start of the pilots: always based on the race number with an interval of not less than 60 seconds
  • 5pm – 6.30pm > Arrival of pilots: upon arrival (within 10 minutes) the pilots must return the GPS logger and send or download the track recorded by their individual navigation device. They can then proceed with any maintenance and / or cleaning of motorbikes.
  • 8pm – 8.30pm > Briefing
  • 8.30pm – 10pm > Dinner: after dinner, the day’s rankings for the two categories are published online and displayed on the bulletin board at the reception. The organization of the event is available for information and clarifications, preferably individual, until 11pm.

Day 6 (12/09/2020): 5th stage – SAMPEYRE – ITALY

  • 8am – 8.30am > Pre start: individually to each participant:
    delivery of GPS logger and paper reminder about the details of the stage; loading or sending GPX files with tracks and waypoints (5 minutes before the departure of each rider).
  • 8.30am > Start of the pilots: always based on the race number with an interval of not less than 60 seconds
  • 5pm – 6pm > Arrival of pilots: upon arrival (within 10 minutes) the pilots must return the GPS logger (with return of the deposit if the device is intact and functioning) and send or download the track recorded by their individual navigation device.
  • 7.30pm – 8pm > Publication of rankings and award ceremony: after the last pilot in the race finishes the stage, the day and final rankings for the two categories are published online and on the bulletin board. Then follows the awarding of the 3 best (lowest penalty scores) pilots for each category.
  • from 8.30pm > Final ceremony: aperitif to greet the participants in the event.

The Sign up

Registrations begin on July 10, 2020 and they will end on August 12, 2020.

Starting order

The starting order always matches the race numbers (assigned according order of registration).

The registration fee and what is included

The registration fee = € 780. It includes:

  • registration
  • gps logger rental (deposit to be paid € 50)
  • 5 nights in single room with breakfast
  • 5 dinners (drinks not included)
  • transport of luggage during the race
  • recovery of the motorbike in case of breakdown or failure and transport to the next bivouac
  • participation gadget.

Any options, not included in the registration fee

  • Anyone wishing to share the room with a mate or other pilot (meeting the requirements of the Covid-19 contagion prevention) must specify it when registering. Reduction for double room: -100 €
  • Any additional nights, not included, before or after the race must be requested when registering or not after 12 August.
  • Drinks and fuel are excluded, as well as everything else not explicitly included.

CATEGORIES

Gibraltar Race is for motorbike riders only. All the motorbikes suitable for on and off road with suitable tires are permitted. 

Motorbikes and pilots are divided into following categories:

  • Tourist motorbikes: all motorcycles with weight declared on the manufacturer’s data sheet not less than 150 kgs

  • Specialist motorbikes: all other motorcycles

RACE RULES

  • Each rider competes for the category standings to which his motorbikes belongs.
  • The top 3 places of each category will be rewarded.
  • The ranking is based on the scoring of the SS (Selective Sessions) of each stage.
  • For each SS you will be informed of the travel time to be respected. Any gap, in plus or minus, will result in the application of penalty points. So it is advisable to equip with a simple chronometer. For each SS the total lenght and the number of waypoints will be shown.
  • Penalty points imposed for missed waypoints or for infringements of the general rules will be added to the total score. 

NAVIGATION RULES

  • Before the start of each stage the list of waypoints numbered will be provided in GPX format file. They must be reached according to the right order to complete the route of Gibraltar Race.
  • If you skip any waypoint, the reverse route, to reach it, it is not allowed (or you will be disqualified) and the penalty for missed waypoint will be imposed anyway.
  • Even in the case of serious violations of the general rules you will be disqualified.

OVERNIGHTS

The nights included in the registration fee will be in the best hotels available in the planned stopping places.

MEALS

Meals included in the registration fee are 5 dinners (drinks not included), 5 breakfasts and the final aperitif.

BAGGAGE AND SPARE PARTS

The Organization will transport from bivouac to bivouac, at no additional cost, No. 1 luggage or crate (sizes 80x40x40 or 80x35x45 cms for a maximum weight of 30 kgs.) for each participant. The luggage/crate may contain personal belongings, clothes, tools and spare parts of the motorbike. Any extra luggage/crate can be transported on demand with an additional cost of Euro 100 for each extra one. Any other baggage different in shape and sizes will not be transported.

 

MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE

There is no mechanical assistance provided by the organization.

 

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

In the event of an accident to a pilot along the route, the organization will alert and direct public emergency vehicles (emergency numbers 118 / 112). However it is advisable to have a personal accident insurance policy valid in the Countries crossed.

 

PLANNED ROUTES

All the route for pilots and for people involved in the Alps Tourist Trophy are open to traffic. For this reason is mandatory to comply with the road rules to travel on them. The average daily distance is about 300 kms for over 8 hours of driving mainly off-road.

 

REFUELING

Despite Alps Toursit Trophy takes place in Italy and France it is advisable that motorbikes have a minimum autonomy of 150 kilometers. There are many gas stations, we suggest you to refuel whenever is possible (it is possible almost everywhere using credit or debit cards)

 

WARNINGS

Motorsports are dangerous.

The Organization does its best to prevent accidents or to mitigate their severity by following warnings:

  • always keep in mind that the whole route is on public road open to traffic
  • Reduce speed along difficult paths
  • Possible known pitfalls are reported along with waypoints

For a successful event the cooperation of pilots is required. They have to remember to:

  • Do not exceed their limits for a safe ride
  • Both where the path is natural and where it is paved it can have pitfalls normally not present in your country of origin
  • Not follow other competitors and leave your navigation or you will risk of getting lost

In case of accident, prompt intervention depends mainly on pilots:

  • First of all you have to call, when possible, the Organization to the number “+39 3245445344”.
  • The emergency number is delivered each day on the paper with the details of the stage. We ask you to store it your phone book.
  • Describe the kind and severity of the accident and report the number of the nearest waypoint and the possible distance to it according to GPS information
  • In case of lack of cellular coverage, if possible, you have to move towards the next waypoint or reach it.

For these reasons it is mandatory to have with you during Alps Tourist Trophy a charged mobile phone, turned on and with the localization app installed and with the necessary authorizations activated.

RIDER REGISTRATION FORM

HERE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION TO REGISTER:

  1. Fill in all the fields of the registration form below for PILOT and MOTORCYCLE, indicating in the field “Your message” any desired option or additional detail. In the “address” field please also specify the city.
  2. Pay the amount of the registration fee (780€) via bank transfer (the account details are shown below) or Paypal (to the email info@motoraidexperience.com The amount must by increased of 4% for Paypal charges).
  3. Wait for confirmation emails and, if necessary, follow the additional instructions received.
  4. These are the bank account details for the bank transfer IBAN: IT 51L084 87467 70000 16010 1318 and BIC/SWIFT CCRTIT2TCHE payable to Moto Raid Experience – Saluzzo – Italy.
  5. Any cancellation must be communicated within 15 days before the departure date via registered mail to be sent to the following address: Moto Raid Experience – via Spielberg 70 – 12037 Saluzzo (CN) – Italy or via certified email to mrexperience@pec.it. After this date any amount paid will not be refunded.
  6. If the event is canceled by the organization for any reason, the entire amount paid will be returned to each participant.

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