GIBRALTAR RACE

Gibraltar Race 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 weighing 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 pilot in order to take part in the Gibraltar Race must know and accept the General Regulation.

 

AGENDA

June 25 – July 10, 2021

This general program may be modified before the start for reasons not depending on the Organization. It will be made available as soon as fully defined. The places listed may be not yet the definitive ones.

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

Waypoints must be achieved in order 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.

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 and an APP indicated by the Organization , combined with GPS tracker (balise) used as safety device, both provided to the pilot by the Organization.

The Sign up

Registrations begin on July 8, 2020 and they will end on April 30th, 2021 or when achieving the limit of 99 participants.

Starting order

The starting order will match the order of registration.

The registration fee

  • The registration fee by November 15 2020 = Euros 2,300. It is possible to pay an advance of € 1,000 to fix the price and pay the balance by 15/02/21. Option limited to the first 35 ones who register.
  • The registration fee by February 15 2021 = Euros 2,600.
  • The registration fee from February 16 2021 and before April 30 2021 = Euro 2,900.

Gibraltar Race Express Formula

  • You can also participate in the Gibraltar Race Express Formula.
  • It lasts half. You can join the Part 1 or the Part 2.
  • Part 1 from 25th of June to 2nd of July 2021.
  • Part 2 from 3rd to 10th of July 2021.
  • All the details are available in the proper section Gibraltar Race Express.

CLASSES AND CATEGORIES

Gibraltar Race is for motorbike riders only. All the motorbikes suitable for on and off road use weighing 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 Motorbikes 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 the overall standings and for the class or the category (one only) selected when he registered.
  • The top 3 places in the overall standings and the top 3 ones of each class and category will be rewarded.
  • The ranking is based on the scoring of the SS (Selective Sessions) of each stage and the score of the Prologue.
  • 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 Regulation 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 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 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 General Regulation 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 purchased 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) 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 the 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 which includes all the dinners during the days of Gibraltar Race in the area of the bivouacs. The cost of the package is indicated in the proper section.

BAGGAGE AND SPARE PARTS

The Organization will transport from bivouac to bivouac, at no additional cost, No. 1 crate (sizes 80x40x40 or 80x35x45 cms for a maximum weight of 30 kgs.) for each participant. The crate may contain personal belongings, clothes, tools and spare parts of the motorbike. Any extra crate can be transported on demand (sent no later than 30 days before the start of Gibraltar Race). The cost is Euro 100 for each extra crate. 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 motorbike 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 signing up or not later than June 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 route as specified in the General Regulation. Assistances will also be provided with a GPS tracker and, day by day, with the coordinates and the address of the next bivouac.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

The service is carried out with ambulances 4×4 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 provided. However it is advisable to have a personal accident insurance policy valid for abroad.

PLANNED ROUTES

All the route for pilots and for people involved in the Gibraltar Race will be 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 Race Route: normally for pilots of Gibraltar Race, for some of vehicles of Organization, for registered assistance vehicles (as specified in the General Regulation), 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 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 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 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 Gibraltar Race the minimum safety equipment indicated in the General Regulation and a charged mobile phone and turned on.