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Gibraltar Race Info

GIBRALTAR RACE

Gibraltar Race is open to amateurs that are at least 18 years old and that own a driving license valid for the motorbike they are riding to participate.
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 bikes suitable for on and off road use of not less than 138 kgs. (declared on the manufacturer’s technical sheet) are permitted. The weight limit does not apply to motorcycles registered until 31/12/1999 and to those ones of Women category.

Each rider to take part in the Gibraltar Race must know and accept the General Regulations.

Agenda

June 19, 2020 – July 4, 2020

The route is briefly described in the proper section. A GPS navigator or a smartphone or tablet with appropriate apps and a chronometer are the only tools to be used during the Gibraltar Race.
All the waypoints must be achieved in order to avoid penalties. They will be provided to riders every day before the start of each stage, by loading a .GPX format file on the GPS device of each pilot.

Both the navigators or the apps used must be able to read 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.

The transit and the time at each waypoint will be checked by an individual GPS logger, combined with a GPS tracker (balise) used as safety device, both provided to the pilot by the Organization.

  • Registrations will begin on September 1st, 2019 and they will end on April 30th, 2020 or when achieving the limit of 99 participants.

  • The starting order will match the order of registration.

  • The registration fee by October 31st 2019 is Euros 2,300. It is possible to pay an advance of € 1,000 to fix the fee and pay the balance by 30/04/20. Option limited to the first 35 ones who register.

    The registration fee by January 15th 2020 is Euros 2,600. It is possible to pay an advance of € 1,000 to fix the fee and pay the balance by 30/04/20. Option limited to 25 entries.

    The registration fee from January 16th 2020 and before April 30th 2020 is Euro 2,900.

  • You can also participate in the Gibraltar Race with the Express Formula.

    It lasts half. You can join the Part 1 or the Part 2.

    The Part 1 from 19th to 26th of June 2020 .

    The Part 2 from 27th of June to 4th of July 2020.

    All the details are available in the proper section Gibraltar Race Express

7.000 KMS

ON THE
HOTTEST
TRACKS
OF ALL EUROPE

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START

June 19, 2020

FINISH

July 4, 2020

Route

The general program, which may be modified before the start for causes not depending on the Organization, will be available as soon as completed. The places listed below are not yet the definitive ones.

  • Day 1 (19/06/2020): ESTONIA

    From 8.30 AM technical and administrative scrutineering.

    At 1.00 PM Briefing

    At 4.00 PM Opening ceremony

    At 5.30 PM Prologue (race show valid for final ranking).

  • Day 2 (20/06/2020): 1st stage

  • Day 3 (21/06/2020): 2nd stage

  • Day 4 (22/06/2020): 3rd stage

  • Day 5 (23/06/2020): 4th stage

  • Day 6 (24/06/2020): 5th stage

  • Day 7 (25/06/2020): 6th stage

  • Day 8 (26/06/2020): 7th stage

  • Day 9 (27/06/2020): day of rest

  • Day 10 (28/06/2020): 8th stage

  • Day 11 (29/06/2020): 9th stage

  • Day 12 (30/06/2020): 10th stage

  • Day 13 (02/07/2020): 11th stage

  • Day 14 (02/07/2020): 12th stage

  • Day 15 (03/07/2020): 13rd stage

  • Day 16 (04/07/2020): 14th stage – GREECE – Finish line. Prize giving and event closing ceremony. Final party and dinner. There is no bivouac.

  • Day 17 (05/07/2020): Return of the participants and the Organization.

Classes and Categories

Gibraltar Race is for motorbike riders only. All the motorbikes suitable for on and off road use of not less than 138 kgs. (declared on the manufacturer’s technical sheet) are permitted. The weight limit does not apply to motorcycles registered until 31/12/1999 and to those ones of Women category. Motorbikes and pilots are divided into following classes and categories:

  • 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 displacement 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 138 kgs.

  • Women Category: any motorcycle driven by a female rider. Motorbikes registered in this category are not subject to the weight limit of 138 kgs.

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

Race Rules

  • Each rider competes for overall standings and for only one of the classes or the categories selected when he registered in the rally.
  • Top 3 places in the overall standings and first 3 of each class and category will be awarded.
  • The ranking is based on the score of the SS (Selective Sections) of each stage and the score of the Prologue.
  • For each SS you will be informed of the travel time to be respected. Gap more or less will result in the application of penalty points. So it is advisable to adopt a simple chronometer. For each SS the total lenght and the number of waypoints will also be shown.
  • Penalties eventually imposed for missed waypoints or for infringements of the General Regulations will be added to the total score.
  • For the teams the score taken into account will be the worst one among the members.
  • The members of each team are obliged, under penalty of disqualification, to complete the route together. The difference in transit time at the waypoints between the first and last member of the same team must not exceed 30 seconds.

Navigation Rules

  • Before the start of each stage the list of numbered waypoints will be provided in GPX format file. They must be reached according to the right order to complete the route of Gibraltar Race.
  • In case of skipped waypoint you will not be allowed to reverse your route to reach it (or you will be disqualified) and the penalty for missing waypoint will be imposed anyway.
  • Even in the case of serious violations of the General Regulations of Gibraltar Race you will be disqualified.

Overnights

The overnight stay at or near the bivouacs can be organized individually according to your preferences.

The Organization will provide as soon as available the arrival places of each stage where you may also find the mobile medical unit and the tire assistance for those who purchase this service. Depending on the case, they may be hotel or campsites, so we suggest you, depending on the type of preferred accommodation (hotel, camper, tent), to book your nights in advance.

As an optional alternative it is possible to purchase a package that includes all overnight stays and breakfasts (15 in the case of the Full formula and 8 in the case of the Express one) in the bivouac places. The availability of double or single rooms, depending on your preference, may be limited and priority will therefore be given based on the time of purchase of the package.

You will be provided with an identification bracelet that will give you access to the area of evening bivouacs. In the area you will have space for your motorcycle maintenance.

By registering people and vehicle for the assistance you will have additional space available in the area of the bivouac for maintenance.

Meals

Meals are not included in the registration fee. Upon booking you can request and purchase an optional package that includes all dinners during the days of the Gibraltar Race in the area of the bivouacs. The cost of the package is indicated in the proper section.

Optional Services

Baggage and Spare Parts

The Organization will transport from bivouac to bivouac, at no additional cost, No. 1 case (sizes 80x40x40 or 80x35x45 cms for a maximum weight of 30 kgs.) for each participant. The case may contain personal belongings, clothes, tools and spare parts of the bike. Any extra case can be transported on demand (no later than 30 days before the start of Gibraltar Race). The cost is Euro 100 for each extra case. Any other baggage different in shape and sizes will not be transported.

Mechanical Assistance

There are only the following three types of assistance:

  1. By the Organization, included in the registration fee: it provides the recovery of the bike broken or damaged. The rescue truck will transport the bike to the next bivouac.
  2. Assistance by private teams: some teams will offer their services for a fee to participants in the Gibraltar Race. Their list with services offered, cost and details to contact them will be available in the proper section.
  3. Individual or group assistance: when joining or not after April 30th 2020, you can register one or more vehicles and one or more persons to assist individual or group of riders paying additional fees specified in the proper section.

Vehicles and personnel registered will be allowed to enter and remain in the bivouac areas and to access the track as specified in the General Regulations. Assistance to individuals and groups will also be provided with a GPS tracker and, day by day, the coordinates and the address of the next bivouac.

Medical Assistance

The service is carried out with 4 × 4 ambulances with paramedics and doctors and with the mobile medical unit at the bivouacs. The rescue of the pilot and his transport to the nearest suitable E.R., diagnostics and emergency interventions and, if necessary, repatriation (through an agreed insurance) are planned. However it is advisable to subscribe a personal accident insurance policy valid for abroad.

Planned Routes

All routes for pilots and for people involved in the Gibraltar Race will be roads open to traffic. For this reason is mandatory to comply with the rules to travel on them. There will be the following two types of routes:

  1. The Route: normally for riders of the Gibraltar Race, for some of vehicles of Organization, for registered assistance vehicles (as specified in the General Regulations), for medical aid.
  2. Shortest paved road from bivouac to bivouac: for Organization, logistic and some assistance vehicles, in order to travel from a camp to the next one.

Refueling

Despite the Gibraltar Race takes place in Europe 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.

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 in addition to waypoints

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

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

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

  • First of all you have to use, where possible, the health emergency button on your GPS tracker (balise) and your mobile phone to call the Organization to the number “SOS GIB RACE”.
  • The emergency number is delivered on the first day with the ID bracelet.
  • 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 the Gibraltar Race the minimum safety equipment indicated in the General Regulations and the mobile phone charged and turned on.