Rule Book

CONTENTS

EDITION SMEC 2014

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SUPERMOTOEASTCOAST CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

  1. RIDERS
    1. Licenses
    2. Age of Riders
    3. Rider apparel
    4. Rider/mechanic appearance
  2. MOTORCYCLES AND CLASS
    1. Motorcycles
    2. Class
  3. TECHNICAL VERIFICATION
    1. General
    2. Additional Technical Specifications
    3. Wheels / Tires
  4. RACE FORMAT
  5. RIDERS’ BRIEFING
  6. SMEC1 TIMED QUALIFYING RESULTS
  7. START PROCEDURES
    1. Start Procedure with lights
    2. Start Procedure with flags
    3. Anticipated start
    4. “Stop and Go” Penalty
  8. STOPPING OF A PRACTICE/RACE
  9. RIDER BEHAVIOUR AND ASSISTANCE DURING PRACTICE, QUALIFYING AND RACE
  10. OFFICIAL SIGNALS
  11. CROSSING OF CONTROL LINES
  12. VERIFICATIONS AND CONTROL AFTER A RACE
    1. Final verification
    2. Cost for a motorcycle control following a protest
    3. Anti-doping and alcohol tests
  13. RESULTS
    1. Procedure
  14. POINTS FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP
  15. PROTESTS AND APPEALS
  16. LAP OF HONOUR
  17. PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY
  18. PRESS CONFERENCE / MEDIA EVENT
  19. FRONT NUMBER PLATE EXAMPLES

FOREWORD:

The following rules and regulations have been adopted from both the FIM S1 Supermoto Championship Rules and FIM Regulations manuals. Some sections have been modified for adaptation to the SuperMotoEastCoast Championship Series.

Rules directed or related to safety are published to make all persons concerned with safety but SMEC, FIM, AMA or any other organization, warrants safety if the rules are followed nor compliance with an enforcement of the rules. Moreover, each participant in competition has the responsibility to assess the safety aspects of facilities and conditions, and must assume the risk of competition.

Motor vehicle mishaps, in competition or otherwise, can result in injury or death. Motor vehicles should never be used by minors without parental consent or supervision. Parents, legal guardians or authorized adults must remain present at all times during participation of any youth event.

When the rules or rulings are unclear we will refer to any of the following FIM manuals:

  1. FIM Sporting Code
  2. FIM SuperMoto Regulations
  3. FIM Motocross Technical Regulations
  4. FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code
  5. FIM SuperMoto Circuit Standards
  6. FIM Environmental Code
  7. FIM Medical Code
  8. FIM Anti-Doping Code
  9. FIM Annuaire
  10. FIM Organizer's Manual of the current year, as supplemented and amended from time to time (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “FIM SuperMoto World Championship Regulations”).

1. RIDERS (Ref. 042.2)

A) Licenses:

Participation in any SuperMotoEastCoast class is restricted to the holder of a valid SuperMotoEastCoast racing license for the year of competition.

B) Age of Riders

Licenses for riders in all SuperMotoEastCoast classes (excluding youth) will only be issued when the minimum age has been attained as below:

SuperMotoEastCoast Series: 13 Years. (Under certain circumstances allowances can be made at the discretion of Race Direction if proof of accomplishments can be provided.)

C) Rider apparel

It is the responsibility of each rider to select a helmet and apparel which will provide appropriate protection.

Although SuperMotoEastCoast approves materials, it does not endorse or guarantee specific products or manufacturers. Riders must rely on their own judgment in the selection of helmets and apparel for protection and durability.

The following apparel must be worn by riders in all events:

1. Helmets

Helmets must be in accordance with the SMEC Championship Series Regulations. Helmets must be marked with one of the official international standard marks (SNELL M2005, DOT, BSI 6658-85TA, EN22/05). Long hair must be contained within the helmet.

2. Eye protection

Eye protection must be in accordance with the SMEC Championship Series Regulations, and must be worn at the start of each practice, qualification or race.

3. Equipment and Protective clothing

Riders must wear a complete leather suit (one piece) with additional leather padding or other protection on the principal contact points, knees, elbows, shoulders, hips etc. Specialized two-piece Supermoto specific apparel is also acceptable.

Motocross fabric riding gear is discouraged.

Linings or undergarments must not be made of a synthetic material which might melt and cause damage to the riders' skin.

Riders must also wear leather gloves and boots, which with the suit provides complete coverage from the neck down.

Leather substitute materials may be used, providing they have been checked by the Chief Technical Scrutineer.

The use of a back protector is mandatory.

4. Family name of the rider

The family name of the rider must appear on the back of their leathers/Jersey.

D) Rider/mechanic appearance

All riders and mechanics must present a clean and neat appearance.

Only appropriately dressed persons displaying the proper credentials will be allowed in restricted areas.

Cut-off jeans, sleeveless shirts and open-toe shoes are prohibited in the waiting zone and the pit lane.

Mechanics are encouraged to display the SMEC Championship Series Logo on uniform shirts.


2. MOTORCYCLES AND CLASS (Ref 043.4)

A) Motorcycles

The events are open to motorcycles as defined below for each respective class.

B) Classes

The recognized classes for the SMEC Championship Series are as follows:

SMEC1:

Pro Class – Unlimited displacement, two or four stroke, unlimited modifications, single or twin cylinder. Production-based means any motorcycle produced by a manufacturer and readily available to the consumer. (Hypermotard or equivalent and Mini Chassis bikes – are not allowed).

SMEC2:

Amateur Class – Unlimited displacement, two or four stroke, unlimited modifications, single or twin cylinder. Production-based means any motorcycle produced by a manufacturer and readily available to the consumer. (Hypermotard or equivalent and Mini Chassis bikes – are not allowed).

SMEC3:

Novice/Beginner Class – Unlimited displacement, two or four stroke, unlimited modifications, single or twin cylinder. Production-based means any motorcycle produced by a manufacturer and readily available to the consumer. (Hypermotard or equivalent and Mini Chassis bikes – are not allowed).

SMEC Mini:

Unlimited modifications up to 105cc liquid cooled two stroke or 150cc liquid cooled four strokes or 230cc air cooled four stroke with “mini chassis”. Liquid cooled bikes must retain orginal bore and stroke as produced by OEM.

X-Cup:

Unlimited displacement, unlimited modifications, single or twin cylinder, two or four stroke production motocross motorcycles. 21/19 (or 18 rear for enduro cycles) OEM wheel sizes are mandatory using street oriented tire. (Knobbies are not allowed.)

Motard Cup:

Asphalt Only Class – Unlimited displacement, two or four stroke, unlimited modifications, single or twin cylinder. Production-based means any motorcycle produced by a manufacturer and readily available to the consumer. (Hypermotard or equivalent and Mini Chassis bikes are not allowed).

Mini Motard Cup:

Mini Asphalt Only Class – Unlimited modifications up to 105cc liquid cooled two stroke or 150cc liquid cooled four strokes or 230cc air cooled four stroke with “mini chassis”. Liquid cooled bikes must retain orginal bore and stroke as produced by OEM.

Youth Cup:

(5+) Max displacement 90cc two or four stroke.


3. TECHNICAL VERIFICATIONS (Ref 042.10.2)

A) General

During the event, riders are allowed to use only those motorcycles (maximum two of the same the same make, type and cylinder capacity) presented at scrutineering.

Prior to practice, a technical control (including sound control) must be carried out in accordance with the procedure and the times fixed in the *FIM SuperMoto World Championship Regulations and/or the Supplementary Regulations of the event.

The technical verifications must be held on the site of the event.

During these technical verifications, a rider may be required to provide and sign a written declaration asserting the conformity of certain parts of his motorcycle.

Each rider must present one motorcycle in his name and number at scrutineering.

There are two possibilities for a second motorcycle, which must be of the same make, type and cylinder capacity as the first one:

1) Riders may present at scrutineering a second motorcycle in their name and number;

2) Teams may present at scrutineering a second motorcycle to be used by two or more riders. In this case, the team presenting the motorcycle, must inform the scrutineers of the names and numbers of the riders eligible to use this motorcycle.

For the initial sound control and technical inspection, a rider (or his mechanic) shall present only one spare silencer per machine. Other spare silencers may be presented after all participants have presented their motorcycles, or on the following days of the event.

 

The maximum limit of the sound level is fixed at:

-117 dB/A (115 + 2 for measurement precision – measured with a Type 1 sound meter).

Riders may change motorcycles at any time except during a race.

At any time during the event, on request of the Technical Steward, the riders must present themselves and/or their motorcycle(s) and/or equipment to the technical verification.

At all times during the event, a rider will be responsible for keeping his motorcycle and/or equipment in conformity with the rules.

On-board cameras and associated equipment as well as transponders of the Series Promoter are not considered as telemetry.

The Race Direction can disqualify at any time during the event a motorcycle, the construction or condition of which is considered to be or may become a source of danger.

The Technical Stewards must always remain available throughout the event from the beginning of the Technical Verifications until the protest time of the last Race has expired.

B) Additional Technical specifications

In addition to the Motocross Technical Rules, the following specifications will apply for motorcycles entering the SuperMotoEastCoast Championship:

Number Plates:

All classes are an open number plate configuration so long as the background and foreground numbers are contrasted. Reflective numbers will not be allowed.

SMEC1 and SMEC2 and X-Cup classes will have logo placement requirements. Examples provided at the end of the rulebook.

Technical Requirements:

Throttle should return freely without restriction.

Working Kill switch.

Safety wire on the bolts of the brake calipers, must be visible.

Safety wire on oil and water filter caps, as well on drain plugs, must be visible. Spin on oil filters will need to be secured with metal clamp and safety wire.

Safety wire radiator cap.

The following will only be allowed: water or propylene glycol based coolant only.

On 4-stroke engines, an oil catch tank of 0.5 litres minimum, properly fastened, or a closed breather system must be installed.

One or several leak-proof catch tanks must be provided for the radiator water and the breather system of the fuel tank. These catch tanks must be emptied before each start.

Soda cans, water bottles, baby bottles will not be accepted.

Kickstands, side stands must be removed or safety wired/secured.

Headlight, tail light, side markers need to be removed or taped in a matter where light will not be visible.

C) Wheels / Tires

During a SuperMotoEastCoast X-Cup Class series, the participants shall only use the specified brand of tire. (Bridgestone BT45 – sized 21″ front / 18″ or 19″ Rear)

All other classes will be OPEN tire format – Supermoto Specific or DOT performance tires only, NO Knobbies or dual purpose tires.

Additional tread grooves, cuts, etc. are allowed on the front and/or rear tires.


4. RACE FORMAT (Ref. 042.12)

SuperMotoEastCoast events will be organized in the following format:

SMEC1 Classes:

20 Min Free Practice

1x 8 lap timed qualifying race.

2x 15 Minutes + 2 Motos. Top3 overall times between the two motos determines podium.

 

SMEC2 Classes:

20 Mins Free Practice

1x 9 Lap Heat

1x 12 Lap Final

*Wildcard Option – IF the top two of each SMEC2 group (A, B, C) final happens to meet the spec tire requirement. They will be eligible to compete in the SMEC1 final motos as wildcard entries.

 

All other Classes

20 Mins Free practice

1x 8 Lap Heat

1x 11 Lap Final

SuperMotoEastCoast has the option to change the format based on incidents, weather or any other factor in order to keep within the program schedule.


5. RIDERS' BRIEFING (Ref. 042.12)

Riders briefing is a mandatory event, all riders will be required to attend. Exact time will be communicated throughout the pits on race day.


6. SMEC1 TIMED QUALIFYING RESULTS (Ref. 042.16)

The timed results for the SMEC1 groups will be posted, timing order from the single timed qualifying will determine grid position for motos 1 and moto 2.


7. START PROCEDURES (Ref. 042.21)

Race Direction is allowed to modify or change procedures for any reason but not without notification in the riders briefing.

A) Start Procedure with lights:

The final choice of motorcycle to be used in a race should be made before the motorcycle is brought into the waiting zone. However, the final decision must be made 15 minutes before the start of the warm-up lap(s).

The start procedure for the Races is the following:

As of 15 minutes (or halfway of current race) before the start of the Warm-Up lap(s):

The paddock entrance to the waiting zone is open.

Adjustments to the motorcycles can be made. Refueling is forbidden.

Generator and Tire warmers are allowed

The motorcycle of each rider must be placed in the waiting zone.

10 minutes before the start of the Warm-Up lap(s):

  • Sound,whistle signal or announcement.

5 minutes before the start of the Warm-Up lap(s):

The entrance from the paddock to the waiting zone remains open.

The motorcycles of all the riders must be on the starting grid.

It is still possible to use tire warmers and make adjustments to the motorcycles.

4 minutes before (or 2 laps to go of current race) the start of the Warm-Up lap(s):

Display of the 4-minute board + sound or whistle signal or announcement.

The generators must be disconnected. The tire warmers must be removed from

the tires. Generators, tire warmers and other equipment must be removed from the waiting zone.

Everyone except the riders, one mechanic and umbrella holder per rider, the

photographers, the television crew and the essential officials must leave the starting grid.

The entrance from the paddock to the waiting zone is closed.

If a rider has a mechanical problem and the motorcycle cannot be repaired in the waiting zone, he is allowed to push his motorcycle to the pit lane, where he and/or his mechanics may attempt to repair it.

If the mechanics succeed in repairing the motorcycle before the leading rider has completed the first of the compulsory warm-up lap(s), the rider in question must stay in the pit lane and must start compulsory warm-up lap(s) from that position, after having received the release signal from the Clerk of the Course. The rider in question will keep his position on the starting grid.

If the mechanics only succeed in repairing the motorcycle after the leading rider has completed the compulsory warm-up lap(s), the rider in question must stay in the pit lane and must start the Race from that position.

2 minutes before (or 1 lap to go of the current race) the start of the Warm-Up lap(s):

Display of the 2-minute board + sound or whistle signal or announcement.

All adjustments to the motorcycles must be completed.

The riders put on their helmets, start their engines and prepare for the compulsory warm-up lap(s).

1 minute before (or checkered flag of the current race) the start of the Warm-Up lap(s):

Sound or whistle signal or announcement.

Riders should be prepared to be released to exit the waiting zone and begin the starting grid and prepare for the compulsory warm-up lap(s).

Procedure for the Warm-Up laps:

The Clerk of the Course walks down the starting grid from row 1 to the end, stopping at each row and holding two red flags crossed. Upon his signal, the riders of that row start the compulsory warm-up lap(s).

If a rider stalls his engine, he must remain on the starting grid and raise his arm.

Immediately after all the riders have left for the compulsory warm-up laps, he must push his motorcycle into the pit lane or another area, as ordered by the officials and under their supervision.

If he succeeds in starting the motorcycle before the leading rider has completed the the compulsory warm-up lap(s), the rider in question will keep his position on the starting grid. However, he must wait for the orders of the Clerk of the Course to start the compulsory warm-up lap(s).

If he only succeeds in starting the motorcycle after the leading rider has completed the compulsory warm-up lap(s), the rider in question must go to and stay in the pit lane or other area and must start the Race from that position.

When all the riders have left the starting grid, the Clerk of the Course will give a signal and any riders whose motorcycle failed to start or whose motorcycles were late arriving at the starting grid are released to do the compulsory warm-up lap(s).

Start practices and unnecessary stops are not allowed during the Warm-Up laps.

At the end of the compulsory Warm-Up lap(s):

The Race Director will stand at the front of the starting grid displaying a red flag.

The Clerk of the Course will stand at the back of the starting grid with a green flag and display it when the grid is complete.

Any rider who encounters mechanical problems during the warm-up laps may go to the repair zone and make repairs. He cannot return to the starting grid.

Marshals will display panels, at the side of the track, indicating the row of the starting grid, to assist riders in locating their position. On returning to the grid the riders must take their position in an orderly way with the front wheel of their motorcycle up to the line defining their starting grid position and keep their engines running.

Once a rider has taken his allocated position on the starting grid, he cannot change it, return to the pit lane or receive assistance prior to the start.

As each row of the starting grid is completed, the marshals will lower their panel, indicating that their row is completed.

When all the panels have been lowered, the Clerk of the Course at the rear of the starting grid will raise the green flag.

If by 30 seconds before the start, all the panels have not been lowered, the

Race Director may order the start to go ahead.

Any rider who arrives back from the warm-up laps after the Clerk of the Course at the rear of the starting grid has raised the green flag, will be considered a “late arrival”.

Late arriving riders at the grid will lose their initial position at the starting grid and must take a position at the rear of the grid. They must stop behind the Clerk of the Course and start the race from there (the row following the last row of riders).

If a rider has mechanical problems at the starting grid, he must remain on his motorcycle and raise his arm. It is not permitted to attempt to delay the start by any other means.

Panels will not be lowered, or must be raised again, when a rider in that row has indicated that he has stalled his motorcycle or has other difficulties.

Any rider who is unable to start his motorcycle within a reasonable time, must obey the instructions of the officials and remove his motorcycle to the pit lane or other area where he and/or his mechanics may make further attempts to start it. If he succeeds/they succeed in starting the engine, he must take the start from this position.

15 seconds before the start:

The Race Director moves to the side of the track, holding up the red flag.

 

If a rider has mechanical problems at the starting grid, he must remain on his motorcycle and raise his arm. It is not permitted to attempt to delay the start by any other means. As of then, he must immediately obey the instructions of the officials and remove his motorcycle to the back of the starting grid. He must remain there until the start has been given.

If by then he has succeeded in starting the motorcycle, he can start from that position. However, he must wait for the orders of the Clerk of the Course to take the start of the Race.

If he did not succeed in starting the motorcycle, he must proceed to the pit lane upon instruction of an official, where he and/or his mechanics may make further attempts to start it. Failure to obey the instructions of the officials may result in a penalty or disqualification.

As of then:

As of then, the Race Director puts down the red flag and the start light sequence begins.

A red light (or SERIES of 5 Red Lights) will be displayed for between 2 and 5 seconds. The red light(s) will go out to start the race.

Riders still in the pit lane must wait until the pit marshal situated at this exit, upon a signal from the Race Director/Clerk of the Course, lowers the red flag in order to authorize any riders still in the pit lane to leave.

 

B) Start Procedure with flags

Whenever it is not possible to start the race by means of the red light, flags will be used to give the start.

The same start procedure (as mentioned above) will be maintained until

15 seconds before the start of the Race.

As of then:

The Race Director moves to the side of the track, holding up the red flag.

If a rider has mechanical problems at the starting grid, he must remain on his motorcycle and raise his arm. It is not permitted to attempt to delay the start by any other means.

As of then, he must immediately obey the instructions of the officials and remove his motorcycle to the pit lane or other area where he and/or his mechanics may make further attempts to start it. Failure to obey the instructions of the officials may result in a penalty or disqualification.

As of then:

The Race Director puts down the red flag and displays the starting flag. The Race Director will lower the starting flag between the 1-10 seconds upon which the Race starts.

C) Anticipated start

If the front wheel spindle of the motorcycle crosses the line which marks the front of that rider’s starting position on the grid before the red light goes out or the flag is raised, this will be considered as an anticipated start.

Upon recommendation of the Race Director, the rider concerned will be penalized with a “Stop and Go” penalty.

D) “Stop and Go” penalty

Upon recommendation of the Race Director, a board displaying “STOP & GO” as well as his riding number, will be shown at the finish area to the rider who made the false start.

During the race, the rider in question must go to the designated “Stop and Go”

penalty zone. He must bring his motorcycle to a stop (the engine must not be turned off) and remain stationary for a full 5 seconds. He may then rejoin the race.

This procedure is under the strict control of designated marshals.

Failure by the rider in question to stop, after having been shown the “STOP & GO” board three times, will result in that rider being shown the black flag.

If more than one rider is penalized, the riders will be signaled to stop on subsequent laps. The order of “Stop and Go” penalties will be based on the results that determine the riders’ starting positions for the Race in question with the faster rider stopping first.

In the case of a rider failing to respond to the instruction to stop in the “Stop and Go” penalty zone, and there being more than one rider penalized, no subsequent rider will be signaled to stop until the previous rider has stopped or been shown the black flag.

In the case of a re-started race, the above regulations will also apply.

In the case where the marshals have been unable to carry out the “Stop and Go” procedure before the end of the race, the rider in question will be inflicted with a time penalty of 15 seconds.


8. STOPPING OF A PRACTICE/RACE (Ref. 042.22)

The Race Director is authorized to prematurely stop any Practice, Qualifier or Race for urgent and/or safety reasons or other cases of “force majeure”. In that case, a red flag will be displayed to the riders.

If a Race is stopped before 50% of the racing distance has been covered, there will be a complete restart. The starting grid positions will be based on the placing of riders on the lap before the red flag was displayed.

Riders will return to the pit lane and the restart will take place as soon as possible after the red flag was displayed.

Changing of motorcycles will be allowed. The final choice must be made before the Warm-Up laps preceding the restart.

If one or more riders are deemed to be at fault for the race being stopped, the Race Director may recommend to the other Members of the Race Direction to exclude them from taking part in the restart or to penalize them with loss of starting grid position. In that case, the rider(s) concerned must start from the row following the last row of riders.

If a Race is stopped after 50% of the racing distance has been covered, the race will be considered complete.

The finishing order will be based on the placing of the riders in the lap before the red flag was displayed.

The Race Director may recommend to place one or more riders deemed to be at fault for the race being stopped, behind riders having completed an equal or greater number of laps.


9. RIDER BEHAVIOUR AND ASSISTANCE DURING PRACTICE, QUALIFYING AND RACES (Ref 042.23)

Riders must at all times adhere to the provisions of the SuperMotoEastCoast Championship Supplemental Regulations.

Riders must be physically and mentally fit to control their motorcycles in order to promote the safety of the other riders, team members, officials, spectators and other persons involved in the event.

Riders must report any underlying medical disorder or injury they may have to the CMO.

At any time during the event, on request of the Technical Steward, the riders must present themselves and/or their motorcycle(s) and/or equipment to the technical verification.

At all times during the event, a rider will be responsible for keeping his machine in conformity with the rules.

Riders may be held responsible for the actions of their team members.

Riders and team members are forbidden to ride any motorized vehicle on the track outside the official practice/qualifying sessions and races.

Riders must obey the official flag/light signals and the boards which convey instructions.

Riders are responsible for attending all riders’ briefings and being aware of all information, instructions and/or program changes that are issued. Team members are encouraged to attend the riders’ briefing.

During an event, a rider must always attempt to succeed. If not, he shall not be allowed to continue the competition and is liable to be penalized by the Race Direction.

Riders must ride in a responsible manner which does not cause danger to other competitors or other participants in the event.

During the Free Practices, Time Practice and/or the Races, consultation between team members and riders is restricted to the pitlane. Riders who stop along the course to consult with others may hinder the progress of other riders, and such action will be considered as outside assistance.

Only the following signals are allowed between riders/motorcycles and persons connected with them: data and images from official timekeeping transponders and on-board cameras, pit board messages displayed in approved areas and “body language” communication by the rider. Radio communication with riders is strictly forbidden.

Any outside assistance on the course to the riders is forbidden during the Free

Practices, Time Practice and/or the Races unless it is provided by a marshal carrying out his duty in the interests of safety. Infractions will be penalized by the Race Direction.

Marshals may assist riders by lifting motorcycles and moving them to a safe place. Any repairs or adjustments must be made by the rider, working alone with no outside assistance. Marshals are not allowed to assist riders to re-start their motorcycles.

Riders should use only the course. However, if they accidentally leave the course during the Free Practices, Time Practice, and/or the Races, they may continue by safely re-entering the course, without gaining an advantage, from the closest point to where they left the course.

Course cutting is forbidden. The penalty for attempting to gain an advantage by course cutting will be disqualification from the respective Time Practice, and/or the Races. Further penalties may be imposed by the Race Direction.

A pitlane must be reserved for repairs and signaling during the practices and races. Only mechanics, signalers, representatives of the Industry and essential officials bearing valid passes are permitted in this area.

Riders may enter the pitlane to modify, adjust or replace any part of their safety apparel or motorcycle except the frame, which must be sealed. For silencers, refer to the *FIM SuperMoto World Championship Regulations. Refueling is permitted, but must be done with engines dead.

No replacement of safety apparel, refueling or mechanical service may be carried out on the course or outside the pitlane.

Adjustments to the motorcycle may be carried out on the starting grid until 2 minutes before the start of the warm-up laps.

Riders entering the repair zone must come to a complete stop. Violators will be disqualified from the Time Practice, and/or the Race in question.

Riders who stop their engines in the pitlane may be assisted in re-starting their motorcycles.

Riders who enter the paddock during a Race will not be allowed to rejoin the Race in question.

Riders returning slowly to the pitlane or paddock should take care to avoid the racing line and interfering with other riders.

Riders must take their position in an orderly way with the front wheel of their motorcycle up to the line defining their starting grid position.

Riders may not use any starting aid devices (starting blocks, other elevating devices, etc.) at the start.

Once a rider has taken his position on the starting grid, he cannot change it. Unless otherwise directed by Race Direction.

Riders who arrive too late in the waiting zone or at the starting grid, will lose their starting position.

If the motorcycle is repaired before the leading rider has completed the first of the compulsory warm-up lap(s), the rider in question must stay in the pit lane and must start the compulsory warm-up lap(s) from that position after receiving the clearance signal from the Clerk of the Course. He will keep his position on the starting grid. If the motorcycle is not repaired before the leading rider has completed the first of the compulsory warm-up lap(s), the rider in question must stay in the pit lane or other instructed area and must start the Race from that position.

If before the start of the warm-up lap(s), the rider has failed to start his motorcycle, he must push his motorcycle to the back of the starting grid or into the pit lane or other instructed area and start the two compulsory warm-up lap(s) from that position.

If he is at the back of the starting grid, and he fails in starting the motorcycle before the last row of riders has begun the compulsory warm-up lap(s), the rider in question must leave the starting grid and push his motorcycle into the pit lane or other instructed area.

If he succeeds in starting the motorcycle before the leading rider has completed the first of the compulsory warm-up lap(s), the rider in question will keep his position on the starting grid. However, he must wait for the orders of the Clerk of the Course to start the compulsory warm-up lap(s).

If he only succeeds in starting the motorcycle after the leading rider has completed the compulsory warm-up lap(s), the rider in question must stay in the pit lane or other instructed area and must start the Race from that position, after receiving the clearance signal from the Clerk of the Course.

If a rider stalls his engine during before the start of the warm-up laps, he must remain on the starting grid and raise his arm. Immediately after all the riders have left for the compulsory warm-up lap(s), he must push his motorcycle into the pit lane or other instructed area, as ordered by the officials and under their supervision.

If he succeeds in starting the motorcycle before the leading rider has completed the first of the compulsory warm-up lap(s), the rider in question will keep his position on the starting grid. However, he must wait for the orders of the Clerk of the Course to start the compulsory warm-up lap(s).

Any rider who encounters mechanical problems during the warm-up laps may go to the repair zone and make repairs. He cannot return to the starting grid.

When a rider takes his starting grid position after the warm-up laps, he must keep his engine running, he cannot return to the pit lane or receive assistance prior to the start.

Any rider who arrives back from the warm-up laps after the Clerk of the Course at the rear of the starting grid has raised the green flag, will be considered a “late arrival”. He will lose his initial position at the starting grid and must take a position at the rear of the grid and start the race from there (the row following the last row of riders).

If a rider has mechanical problems when he has taken his position on the starting grid after the warm-up lap(s), he must remain on his motorcycle and raise his arm.

If the rider in question is unable to start his motorcycle within a reasonable time, he must obey the instructions of the officials and remove his motorcycle to the pit lane or other instructed area where he may make further attempts to start it. If he succeeds in starting the engine, he must take the start from this position.

If before the start of the Race, a rider has mechanical problems at the starting grid, he must remain on his motorcycle and raise his arm. He must than immediately obey the instructions of the officials and remove his motorcycle to the end of the starting grid and/or pit lane or other instructed area where he may make further attempts to start it.

Riders taking the start of the Race from the pit lane may then start the Race upon instruction of the Clerk of the Course situated at the pit lane exit.

A rider is not permitted to attempt to delay the start by any other means than mechanical problems.

Any rider who has been shown the STOP board with his riding number must go to the designated “Stop and Go” penalty zone during the race. He must bring his motorcycle to a stop and remain stationary for a full 5 seconds. He may then rejoin the race.

When crossing control lines, the rider must always be in contact with the motorcycle.

A rider who is present at an event and who does not take part in the practices and/ or in the races and/or leaves the event must always inform the Race Director of the reasons for his non-participation.


10. OFFICIAL SIGNALS (Ref. 042.24)

Official time board signals shall be given by means of a white board measuring 750 mm high by 600 mm wide, with a large black number on one side, indicating the time. The numbers shall measure 500 mm high.

Signal Meaning Boards, 4, 2 minutes 4, 2 minutes until the start of the (4′, 2′ / At the start) compulsory warm-up lap(s).

Official “STOP and GO” procedure board signals to a rider shall be given by means of a black board measuring 1000 mm high by 500 mm wide, with “STOP & GO” in white lettering and a white number or with “STOP” in white lettering and a white arrow. The letters and numbers shall measure 300 mm in height.

Signal Meaning Board, STOP & GO with a rider’s number on it Rider concerned to go to the “Stop and Go” penalty zone.

Board, STOP with an arrow on it Rider concerned to stop at this spot in the “Stop and Go” penalty zone.

Official start light signals will be given as follows:

Signal Meaning-

Red light(s), switched on (At the start)

The start will be given within the next 0-5 seconds.

(When the red light is on, the start procedure enters it final phase.)

Red light(s) switched off

(At the start) Start.

 

Official flags:

Red flag:

Stop, compulsory for everyone.

Black flag and a board with rider’s number on it:

Rider in question to stop.

Yellow flag held stationary:

Danger, drive slowly.

Yellow flag waved:

Immediate danger, no jumping, no overtaking, prepare to stop.

Yellow and red striped flag:

Oil, water or another substance is affecting adhesion on this section of the track.

White flag with red cross:

Safety vehicle or personnel on the course, drive slowly.

Blue flag waved:

Warning, you are about to be lapped. (The blue flag must be used by supplementary flag marshals, specialised for this flag only).

Green flag:

Course clear for the start of the race.

Black and white checkered flag:

End of the Practices, the Warm-Up,the Race.

The recommended minimum age for Flag Marshals is 16 years. They are appointed by the FMNR/organizer/Track and must participate in a briefing with the Clerk of the Course.

It is recommended there be a minimum of two marshals per post: one Flag Marshal (using a flag) and one marshal (without a flag) to give assistance to a rider in the interests of safety. One or more additional marshals are recommended at jumps.

After an event, the Flag Marshals must remain available until protest/appeal time has expired.


11. CROSSING OF CONTROL LINES (Ref. 042.25)

The time at which a motorcycle crosses a control line shall be registered at the moment the foremost part of the motorcycle crosses the line.


12. VERIFICATIONS AND CONTROL AFTER A RACE (042.26)

A) Final verification

Immediately after the last race for all SMEC1 groups, the first 3 motorcycles of that race must be placed in a closed park for the technical control (or other instructed area).

The motorcycles must remain in the closed park for 30 minutes after the arrival of the winner, in case of a protest or should further examination be required.

B) Cost for a motorcycle control following a protest

The cost of dismantling a motorcycle will be determined by the challenged mechanic.-. This fee must be paid by the losing party to the mechanic of the rider who had to open the engine.

C) Anti-doping and alcohol tests

Anti-doping and alcohol tests may be carried out according to the *FIM Medical Code. A rider who tests positive will be disqualified from the whole event. Further penalties may be imposed.


13. RESULTS (Ref. 042.27)

The winner of a Race is the rider who crosses the finish line first. The riders that are still racing will then be stopped when crossing the finishing line.

The time at which a motorcycle crosses a control line shall be registered at the moment the foremost part of the motorcycle crosses the line.

When crossing control lines, the rider must always be in contact with the motorcycle.

Races are officially ended at the completion of the lap at which the checkered flag is displayed to the winner.

All the riders participating in the race will be classified in order of finish and number of laps completed; i.e. all riders finishing on the same lap as the winner will be classified in the order they cross the finish line, followed by riders with one less lap, then two laps and so on. Riders must cross the finish line within 5 minutes of the arrival of the winner, i.e. riders have 5 minutes to complete the lap or it will not be counted in their result.

The procedure to determine the classification in the results of riders who do not complete the lap within 5 minutes after the arrival of the winner will be according to the number of laps completed, and in the event of a tie, according to their finishing order at the end of the preceding lap.

If the checkered flag is mistakenly displayed later than the official time/distance, the finishing order shall be determined by the running order at the official time/ distance.

Under any other circumstances, such as mistaken display of the checkered flag before the official time/distance, the finishing order shall be determined by the running order at the time the checkered flag is displayed.

The winner of the Grand Prix is the rider who has obtained the most points; the runner-up will be the rider who has obtained the second best number of points, and so on, irrespective of the number of races they have finished.

If a tie exists, the points scored in the third race will determine the order of placing in the final standings of the event of those riders who scored points.

The overall results will be completed with those riders who have not scored any series points. They will be ranked by adding their positions obtained in the races. Of these riders, the rider who has obtained the smallest overall placing will be placed first behind those riders who have scored points. He will be followed by the 2nd placed non-point scoring rider and so on.

If a tie exists, the position in the third race will determine the order of placing in the final standings of the event of those riders who did not score any points.

All results must be homologated by the Race Direction.

The results will not become official until the time limits for protests have elapsed.

If a protest is lodged, the results will not become official until a decision has been taken by the competent bodies.

If an appeal is lodged against the decision of the Race Direction, the results cannot be considered as definitive until a final decision has been taken by the competent body.


14. POINTS FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP (Ref. 042.28)

Points will be awarded to riders in each World Championship Race according to the following scale:

25 points to the 1st

22 points to the 2nd

20 points to the 3rd

18 points to the 4th

16 points to the 5th

15 points to the 6th

14 points to the 7th

13 points to the 8th

12 points to the 9th

Single point to all positions to 20th. 0 points for any position after 20th.

The Class winner is the rider who has obtained the most points from all the Races of the SuperMotoEastCoast Championship, irrespective of the number of Races he has completed.

In case of ties, the number of better finishes will be taken into account.

If a tie still exists, the points scored in the last race of the SuperMotoEastCoast event will determine the order of placing in the final standings. If necessary, the points scored in the last but one Race of the series will determine the order of placing in the final standings, and so on…

The SupermMotoEastCoast class standing cannot be considered definitive until the time limits for protests and appeals have elapsed, all protests and appeals have been settled and a final decision has been taken by the competent bodies. The SuperMotoEastCoast class winner is obliged to attend the official SuperMotoEastCoast Prize-Giving Ceremony.


15. PROTESTS AND APPEALS (Ref. 042.29)

Any person or group of persons (rider, entrant, manufacturer, official, etc.), recognized by SuperMotoEastCoast and concerned by a decision taken under the authority of SuperMotoEastCoast, may ask for redress for the consequences of that decision.

All protests must be lodged to the Race Direction.

Generally, protests against the eligibility of a rider, entrant or a motorcycle entered, must be made before the start of the official practice.

Any other protests must be lodged immediately after the reason for the protest is known.

Protests against results must be presented within 30 minutes following the posting of the results.

Protests must be lodged according to the *FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code and the Supplementary Regulations of the event and be accompanied by a fee of $300.- or the equivalent amount in local currency, returnable if the protest is justified.

If the protest entails dismantling a motorcycle, the protest fee must be accompanied by an additional deposit of $200.-. This fee must be paid by the losing party to the mechanic of the rider who had to open the engine. Mechanic will determine final cost that is to include the deposit.


16. LAP OF HONOUR (Ref. 042.30)

If requested by the Event Management, the winner of each Race will be expected to make a lap of HONOUR, conditions and weather permitting.


17. PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY (Ref. 042.31)

The first three riders in each Grand Prix (overall standings) must take part in the official Prize-Giving Ceremony, which must be held immediately after the last race of the event, conditions and time permitting. Any infraction of this rule will be penalised by the Race Direction.

During this official Prize-Giving Ceremony, the national anthem of the winner’s

country (based on his passport) must be played and the national flags of the first three riders may be hoisted at the same time.


18. PRESS CONFERENCE / MEDIA EVENT (Ref. 042.32)

The first three riders in each SMEC1 Championship Grand Prix (overall standings), and other riders invited at the discretion of the Championship Promoter, must participate in the post-race press conference/interview, which must be held immediately after the Prize-Giving Ceremony, conditions and time permitting. Any infraction of this rule will be penalized by the Race Direction.


19. FRONT NUMBER PLATE EXAMPLES

Sample SMEC1

SMEC1 Number Plate Example

Sample SMEC2

SMEC2 Number Plate Example

Sample WheelingCycleSupply X-Cup

SMEC3 Number Plate Example

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