Rules

REGULATIONS 2017

MOTORCYCLE

Category Classic motorcycle
a)    road or racing machines, 2 strokes or 4 strokes, 250 cc minimum constructed between 31/12/1949 and 31/12/1982.
b)    race motorcycles post classic 2 strokes (e.g.: Yamaha TZ, Suzuki RG,...) constructed between 31/12/1972 and 31/12/1990.

Cafe Racers built on basis of modern bikes are not accepted.
Unsilenced exhausts are allowed - Slick tires for bikes built after 1972 are allowed.

Category Superbike
Eligibility : see list of eligible bikes here under.
Cubic capacity : The cubic capacity is based on the applied regulations and on the bikes which have participated in Superbike in the following categories: AMA, TTF1 4 strokes, World Superbike Championship and in some national production championships.
For the motorcycles of the 1st era AMA Superbike, only the configuration Superbike is accepted:
Example: The Kawasaki Z1 will not be in cat. SBK - Only the Kawasaki Z1 YOSHIMURA will be in the cat. SBK
Unsilenced exhausts are allowed - Slick tires are allowed.

ELIGIBLE SUPERBIKES

The machine must be in its original configuration.  Any replaced parts must be externally similar to the original ones.
The side and/or central stand must be removed or secured firmly to the frame. Removal is strongly recommended.
For the category Classic motorcycles the following modifications are not allowed : 6 pistons front brake calliper, upside down forks.
Tyres and brakes must be in good order.  If they still exist, mirrors and indicators must be removed and lights covered securely with tape. These measures are essential for safety.

Strongly advised but not compulsory :
The installation of a catch tank is strongly advised for all wet sump, and/or water-cooled machines.
This should be able to hold at least half of the lubricant and/or coolant used in the motorcycle.
The minimum capacity of for the catch tank must be 500ml or two pints.

Reserve bike : Only on the day, if the main registered bike breaks down or is damaged, you can register a reserve bike.  This one must exclusively be in the same category as the main bike !  For that, bring the 2 bikes to the technical scrutineering : the main bike will be relegated then you’ll get a start number for the second bike.

EQUIPMENT

All participants have to wear a padded leather suit (one-piece or two-piece zipped around the waist), a full integral helmet conforming to present safety standards (ECE2205 or FIM standard), leather boots and gloves.
Cromwell and “Pudding Basin” helmets are not permitted.  A back protector is strongly advised, although it is not required.
A compulsory technical inspection will be held for all motorcycles and riders’ equipment.

BOOKING

An entry is individual and personal.  It is valid for one person  - and not for one bike.
Your booking is valid when the entry form has been filled in, sent back to the organizer and the payment has been accepted.
Your entry fee has to be sent within 14 days of booking otherwise your entry will be cancelled.
You will receive the riders’ final Instructions by mail about 3 weeks before “Bikers’ Classics.”
The entry form is valid for only 1 motorcycle !
If you wish to enter two machines : the machines must be of different categories (i.e. year, cubic capacity, performance), they will be treated as separate entries on 2 different forms and an individual fee must be paid for each machine.

LICENCE - FIM VINTAGE CARD

You must have an international licence or a national licence with start permission.  If you don’t have any of these licences, you must buy the FIM Vintage card (This individual insurance cover has been made mandatory by the FIM Europ).

YOUR RIGHT TO CANCELLATION

In a case of cancellation on your part:
- up until 30 days before the event, the amount of your enrolment will be repaid to you less 10% of expenses.
- between 30 and 15 days before the event, 50% of the amount of the enrolment will be repaid
- less 15 days before the event, NO repayment.

The organizer reserves the right to cancel the event following any major incident 20 days before the anticipated date. In the rare case where, for a reason beyond our control (bad weather, a major track incident, etc) should one or more of the sessions or the whole event be cancelled, the participants undertake not to ask for any indemnity or refund from the promoter.

TRACK

-An obligatory riders’ briefing will take place before the first track session.
-Riders will start in “waves”, following the instructions given by the pit marshals.
-At the end of every track session, or in case of emergency, red lights will be switched on all along the circuit.  All riders must slow down immediately and be aware of a potential incident. When slowing down, be aware of other riders around you who may not have reacted as quickly as you.
-All riders must then return to the paddock at reduced speed via the pit lane.- In the case of an emergency, the track session will be controlled by sending two Pace Cars onto the track.  Any rider overtaking a pace car will be immediately excluded from all track sessions during the whole weekend.
-You must not pass the Pace Cars for any reason.
-It is strictly forbidden to stop along the track - except for the pit lane - during any track session.
-Any motorcycle wishing to leave the pit lane must obey the marshals’ instructions at the end of the pit lane.
-In case of a breakdown along the track, the rider must wait until one of the organizer’s vehicles escorts him back to the paddock.  
-It is strictly forbidden to ride anti-clockwise on the track under penalty of immediate exclusion.
-The Maximum speed in the pit lane is 60 km/h (40 mph).  Maximum speed in the paddock is 10 km/h (6 mph).  Radar controls will be carried out in various places.  A penalty of 50 € will be imposed for speeding for the first time and exclusion for the second time.
-The organizer reserves the right to exclude any participant for dangerous or discourteous riding or because of the unacceptable the condition of his motorcycle without any right for compensation.
-All participants must obey instructions from organizers, pit and track marshals whether given with flags and/or lights.
-This is a celebration of classic motorcycles sport. It is not practice for a race - nor a race. We want you to join us in a good humoured celebration of all that is best in classic motorcycle sport.
-Aggressive or discourteous behaviour, either on or off the track, will not be tolerated. Please show good manners and consideration to riders who are both faster, and slower, than you - rather than fighting for track position.

FLAGS AND FLASHES

YELLOW AND RED STRIPED FLAG
Grip in this section of the track may be changed for a reason other than rain. This flag must be presented agitated at the post of commissioners for flags.     
YELLOW FLAG OR FLASHING YELLOW LIGHTS
Only one yellow flag presented "agitated" to the post of commissioners for flags, this flag indicates that there is a further danger.
Two flagged yellow flags at the flag marshals indicate there is a danger completely or partially obstructing the runway.
Participants must slow down and be prepared to stop. It is forbidden to pass to the place where a green flag is presented.
RED FLAG OR RED LIGHT
Runs are interrupted or finished. Riders must return slowly to the pits.
WHITE FLAG
An intervention vehicle is on the track.
Flagged to the post of flag commissioner, this flag indicates that the participant will meet the vehicle in the present section of the runway.
Overtaking between competitors is prohibited during the presentation of the white flag. Overtaking of the intervention vehicle is permitted.

ENTRY GENERAL TERMS

Entry fees will include :
Track sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday;
a space in the paddock;
2 bracelets (1 rider and 1 accompanying person);
1 vehicle pass;
a start number sticker and all stickers for the track;
access to the concert on Saturday night.
 

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