The 2018 Corduroy Enduro – Ontario Offroad Race
Canada’s Toughest Race
EVENT HEADQUARTERS: 44.905663, -78.378129
Gooderham Community Centre 1043 Community Centre Road,
Gooderham, Ontario 250m South of HWY 503 & HWY 507.
2018 Promation Corduroy Enduro® – Presented by GP Bikes ………Canada’s Toughest Race!
Information from ; https://dbnews.ca/2018-corduroy-enduro-info-page-official
September 22nd and 23rd, 2018, Hosted by the Corduroy Enduro Riders, Round 3 and 4 of the Off-Road Ontario Enduro Series and Round 3 and 4 of the National Enduro Series!
Purse: The Promation Corduroy Enduro 2018 has a purse of $5000 to be awarded based on the rider’s standing overall in their class as follows:
Men Pro – 1st $2000 2nd $1200 3rd $800
Woman’s Pro- 1st $500 2nd $300 3rd $200
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Entry Fee and Registration: PRE ENTRY ONLY: $155 (2 day event – includes event t-shirt) $80 (one day event)$100 for second family member living at the same address (either spouse or child).
Pre-Registration is being held on the LIVELAPS.COM registration system (click on the LiveLaps.com logo below to register). You must have a FREE LiveLaps account to be able to enter the event. Click HERE for a complete tutorial on how to sign up for your account, you will only ever have to do this once.
GP Bikes is offering a $200 gift certificate to be awarded to one lucky person who registers to race, in the Corduroy Enduro, during the first week of open entry (from June 1st to June 7th) – Draw to be made on June 8th.
Pre-Entry Closes: Tuesday, Sept 18th @ 07:00 pm
You must bring your LiveLaps Event Passport to the event as proof of Registration. Friday, Sept 21st – 6:00 – 9:00 am
Saturday, Sept 22nd – 7:00 – 9:00 am
Sunday, Sept 23rd – 7:30 – 8:00 am
Eligibility: All riders must possess a valid drivers license. Motorcycles do not have to be street legal. Off-road registration for your state or province is required. Minimum age is 16, any riders under age 18 must have a waiver signed by BOTH parents/guardians. Off-Road Ontario or FMSQ membership required for Ontario residents – BRING YOUR CARD!!!
Classes: AMATEUR riders will ride the entire course. PRO and EXPERT riders will have extra sections of trail. WOMEN B and VINTAGE riders will run a shortened course on both Saturday and Sunday (approximately 80 to 100 km each day). All ‘C’ classes will ride the same course as WOMEN B and VINTAGE.
Start Times: Saturday 09:00 am – Sunday 09:00 am – Pro, Expert and Vet AA classes will start first followed by the amateur classes.
OFTR Sound Test: Friday September 21st at 6:00-9:00 pm and Saturday September 22nd at 7:00-9:00 am at Gooderham. Bikes must be sound tested before riders can register. A maximum 94db will be strictly enforced. We will not lose our trails because of unnecessarily loud motorcycles.
Mandatory Riders Meeting: Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 am – Make sure you attend! In addition to the above mandatory riders meetings, there will be an in depth riders meeting on Friday night at 8:00 in which riders are invited to ask questions.
The Course: The course is made up of approximately 150 km of trail and 8 timed tests each day including a final MX test on Sunday. No Time Keeping. Complete rules available at www.offroadontario.ca.
Parc Ferme (Motorcycle Impound): All competition motorcycles will be impounded on Saturday night. There will be a 15 min work period prior to the impound on Saturday night and another 15 min work period for riders prior to their assigned start time on Sunday morning. A security guard will be on duty all night to ensure that the motorcycles are secure from theft and tampering (for additional information go to the Supplementary Rules page).
Special Tests: MX and/or Extreme test courses will be laid out and marked ahead of time so that riders may walk them if they wish. Directions to the special test areas will be available at the Gooderham Community Centre.
Vintage Bikes at the Cord: If you think there is still some speed left in those old wheels, (1987 and older), then you can compete two different ways:
Corduroy Enduro – Vintage GP (Friday, Sept 21st) – $50.00 Course – Approximately 60km with 3 timed tests.
- V Class- no single shock, no liquid cooling, no disc brakes.
- V1 Class- the machine can have one of the above attributes.
- V2 Class– the machine can have two of the above attributes.
- V100 Class– the age of the rider and the machine add up to more than 100.
- ****(Motorcycle does not need to be 1987 and older for the V100 class)****
- Registration opens 12:00 noon, June 1 (see pre-entry above)
Corduroy Enduro – Vintage Class (Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday September 23rd) – $150.00 For riders who want to ride their vintage bike in the Corduroy Enduro. One class,1987 and older. The Vintage class rides a shorter course than the modern bikes with no impound Saturday night. Registration opens 12:00 noon, June 1 (see pre-entry above)
Corduroy Enduro – Vintage Bike Show (Saturday, September 22nd) – No Charge Riding or not, show off your vintage Enduro, Trials or MX bike in one of three categories: Best Restored, Best as Ridden, or Best Machine with Corduroy Experience.
- No fee to enter your machine in the show
- Bikes to be on display by 2:00pm at the Corduroy Enduro start area
Corduroy Enduro Awards: Corduroy trophies will only be awarded on Sunday afternoon based on total score for 2 days. Every rider who completes the entire event will receive a finisher’s medal.
Gas trucks: Gas trucks will be provided both days, be sure to bring 3 gas cans with your name marked clearly on them.
Spectator Viewing Areas and Start Locations: Directions will be available at the Gooderham Community Centre and on line closer to the actual event.
Accommodations: Camping is permitted at the Gooderham Community Centre, near the event start area (no hook ups available), or please search online for local rental cottages and other accommodations (www.highlandseast.ca). A $10 fee will be charged per vehicle accessing the parking / camping areas.
Meals: There will be food available for purchase for each day of the event, make sure to buy your meal tickets early to avoid disappointment. Purchase tickets on-line in advance here: Also there will be a food truck on location Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Corduroy Lounge: Join us on Friday and Saturday nights in our new Corduroy Lounge for live rider interviews, past Corduroy Enduro videos, great music, or just chill out at the fire pit.
Demo Rides: Thanks to our motorcycle sponsors, you have the opportunity of trying out the newest bike models on Friday and Saturday afternoons.
Saturday Trail Ride by Rally Connex: There will be a trail ride on Saturday for anyone who wants to enjoy the Corduroy Enduro in a non-competitive format. For information contact Rally Connex at www.rallyconnex.com
Sunday Dual Sport by Rally Connex: Take in some of the spectator points for Sunday’s Enduro route while enjoying the beautiful backroads and trails of the Highlands. For information contact Rally Connex at www.rallyconnex.com
Husqvarna Race Contingency event – Register at www.racehusky.com
|Corduroy Enduro Champions|
|CORDUROY ENDURO WINNERS|
|2017 PHILIPPE CHAINE CHESTERVILLE, QUE. 450 KTM|
|2016 JAKE MICHAUD ST-MATHIEU-DE-BELOEIL, QUE. 250 KTM|
|2015 BRIAN WOJNAROWSKI PONTYPOOL, ONT. 250 YAMAHA|
|2014 BRIAN WOJNAROWSKI PONTYPOOL, ONT. 250 YAMAHA|
|2013 BRIAN WOJNAROWSKI PONTYPOOL, ONT. 250 YAMAHA|
|2012 CHRIS BIRCH NEW ZEALAND 500 KTM|
|2011 BOBBY PROCHNEAU B.C. 450 KTM|
|2010 PATRICK BEAULE ST-JULIE, QUE 450 KTM|
|2009 PATRICK BEAULE ST-JULIE, QUE 450 KTM|
|2008 ROBBIE JENKS NEW LEXINGTON, OHIO 450 HUSABERG|
|2007 JAKE STAPETON AUSTRALIA 250 YAMAHA|
|2006 PATRICK BEAULE ST-JULIE, QUE 250 KTM|
|2005 PATRICK BEAULE ST-JULIE, QUE 400 KTM|
|2004 LEONARD KEENE MICHIGAN 250 KTM|
|2003 AARON KOPP CENTER HALL, PA 250 KTM|
|2002 GLENN BUCHANAN TORONTO, ONT. 250 YAMAHA|
|2001 GLENN BUCHANAN TORONTO, ONT. 250 YAMAHA|
|2000 ALLAN LACHAPPELLE BOLTON CENTRE, QUE 250 KAWASAKI|
|1999 MATT SPIGELMYER FURNACE, PA 250 KTM|
|1998 KEVIN HINES E.WAREHAM, MASS. 150 CRE/HON|
|1997 MATT SPIGELMYER FURNACE, PA 250 KTM|
|1996 KEVIN HINES E.WAREHAM, MASS. 150 CRE/HON|
|1995 CRAIG KENNEDY AYLMER, ONT. 250 HONDA|
|1994 MATT SPIGELMYER STATE COLLEGE, PA 250 SUZUKI|
|1993 BLAIR SHARPLESS BROOKLIN, ONT. 250 SUZUKI|
|1992 KEVIN HINES WESTON, MASS. 350 HUSKY|
|1991 BLAIR SHARPLESS TORONTO, ONT. 250 SUZUKI|
|1990 BLAIR SHARPLESS TORONTO, ONT. 250 SUZUKI|
|1989 BLAIR SHARPLESS TORONTO, ONT. 250 SUZUKI|
|1988 BLAIR SHARPLESS TORONTO, ONT. 250 SUZUKI|
|1987 PAUL ANDRATIS DELHI, ONT. 430 HUSKY|
|1986 DREW SMITH GREAT MEADOWS, N.J. 250 HONDA|
|1985 BRIAN MULL CONCORD, MICH. 250 HUSKY|
|1984 BLAIR SHARPLESS TORONTO, ONT. 250 CAN-AM|
|1983 BLAIR SHARPLESS TORONTO, ONT. 250 CAN-AM|
|1982 ROSS LENNOX ORANGEVILLE, ONT. 400 CAN-AM|
|1981 JAMIE STEVENS WINONA, ONT. 175 YAMAHA|
|1980 TOM KREHBIEL VIENNA, VA. 250 KTM|
|1979 JOHN COOPER COLUMBUS, N.J. 400 MAICO|
|1978 JOHN COOPER COLUMBUS, N.J. 175 KTM|
|1977 MAX MARKOWITZ PUTMAN, CONN. 250 PENTON|
|1976 MAX MARKOWITZ PUTMAN, CONN. 400 PENTON|
|1975 TOM PENTON LORAIN, OHIO 250 PENTON|
|1974 JEFF SMITH VALCOURT, QUE. 175 CAN-AM|
|1973 TOM PENTON LORAINE, OHIO 125 PENTON|
|1972 DAVE HULSE BAY SHORE, N.Y. 125 HODAKA|
|1971 JACK PENTON LORAIN, OHIO 125 PENTON|
|1970 JEFF PENTON LORAIN, OHIO 125 PENTON|
|1969 Event Cancelled|
|1968 LEROY WINTERS FT.SMITH, ARK. 125 PENTON|
|1967 BILL SHARPLESS TORONTO, ONT. 250 BULTACO|
|1966 BILL SHARPLESS TORONTO, ONT. 250 BULTACO|
|1965 JOHN PENTON LORAIN, OHIO 250 BMW|
|1964 JOHN PENTON LORAIN, OHIO 250 BMW|
|1963 SAL SCIRPO HARTFORD, CONN. 250 HARLEY|
|1962 NORM SMITH BRECKSVILLE, OHIO 500 TRIUMPH|
|1961 JOHN PENTON LORAIN, OHIO 250 BMW|
|1960 JOHN PENTON LORAIN, OHIO 175 NSU|
|1959 JOHN PENTON LORAIN, OHIO 175 NSU|
|1958 CLARENCE WISE ZANESVILLE, OHIO 650 TRIUMPH|
|1957 LEROY HARTMAN PLYMOUTH, MICH. 600 NORTON|
|1956 SHELDON SMITH PETERBORO, ONT. 500 AJS|
|1955 BILL SHARPLESS TORONTO, ONT. 650 ARIEL|
|1954 GERALD ROBARTS TORONTO, ONT. 750 HARLEY|
|1953 BASIL JACKSON TORONTO, ONT. 500 TRIUMPH|
Supplemental Rules 2018
The 2018 Corduroy Enduro® will be governed by and run under the Off-road Ontario rule book with the following exceptions and additions as listed in these supplementary regulations. The Off-road Ontario rule book can be viewed and downloaded at www.offroadontario.ca
BRITISH EMPIRE MOTOR CLUB AND THE CORDUROY ENDURO RIDERS
2018 Promation Corduroy Enduro® Supplementary Regulations
1.3 THE JURY
1.4 TROPHIES AND PRIZE MONEY
3.0 SPECIFICATIONS OF THE MOTORCYCLES
4.0 PROCEDURE AFTER DNFing
5.0 TIME SCHEDULE
6.0 SPEEDING PENALTIES
7.0 CHANGE OF MOTORCYCLE
8.0 PARC FERME
9.5 START AREA
The competition shall be run over two days, the purpose of this competition is to test the reliability of the motorcycles and the skill of the participating riders who must cover the entire distance under the prescribed conditions.
The total time for a day of competition is recommended to be between five and seven hours based on the Schedule A time, excluding the fifteen minutes of the last time check.
The event will be supervised by a Jury composed of an Off-road Ontario board members and chaired by the event referee.
Except for the Jury (President and voting members), all officials and their assistants are subject to the authority of the Clerk of the Course.
Clerk of the Course: Blair Sharpless
Score Keepers: E Strohak, B Fitkowski, W Brogan, D Kent, P Mercier
Jury President: Bob Kendell
Jury Members: Warren Thaxter, Doug Kent, Rick Day
Technical Steward: Doug Kent
Vintage Show Bike Judges: Larry Bastedo, Hugh Lim
1.2.1 INCOMPATIBILITIES OF OFFICIALS
An official shall not be a rider or mechanic participating in the meeting.
1.2.2 TECHNICAL STEWARDS
The Technical Stewards, appointed by the Clerk of the Course, must sound test the motorcycles before the rider registers to ride.
1.3 THE JURY
The following persons are entitled to attend the meetings of the Jury but without voting rights:
Clerk of the Course, Score Keepers and the Technical Stewards
1.3.1 THE JURY PRESIDENT
The Jury President must ensure that the decisions of the Jury conform to the rules and the Supplementary Regulations of the meeting.
The Jury President shall determine the times of the Jury meetings and, if necessary, convene any extraordinary meetings.
The Jury President has the right to invite any guests to the Jury meetings, when appropriate for the event.
1.3.2 TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE JURY
The Jury is the only disciplinary body of the meeting competent to adjudicate upon any protest that may arise during the meeting.
The Jury is entitled either on its own initiative or on request of the Event Chairman or the Clerk of the Course, to delay the start of a meeting; to have the course improved, to prematurely stop or cancel part or the entire meeting because of urgent safety reasons or for any other reasons of “force majeure”.
1.3.3 PROCEDURE OF JURY MEETINGS
Decisions of the Jury are based on a simple majority. In the case of a tie, the President will exercise a casting vote.
1.3.4 PUBLICATION OF THE JURY DECISIONS
All decisions of the Jury necessary for the running of the Enduro as well as the results must be published as soon as possible.
1.4 TROPHIES AND PRIZE MONEY
All trophies and prize money will be awarded based on a rider’s total two day performance.
1.4.1 CORDUROY TROPHIES
Pro 1st to 3rd (Top Pro rider receives the Premier award)
Expert 1st to 3rd (Top Expert rider receives the Clare Heard Award)
Intermediate 1st to 3rd (Top Intermediate rider receives the Bill Sharpless Award)
Novice A 1st to 3rd (Top Novice A rider receives the White Trophy)
Novice B 1st to 3rd
Novice C 1st to 3rd
Vet AA 1st to 3rd
Vet A 1st to 3rd
Vet B 1st to 3rd
Vet C 1st to 3rd
Vet Masters 1st to 3rd
Women Ex 1st to 3rd (Top Woman Ex rider receives the Kathi Cambell Award)
Women A 1st to 3rd
Women B 1st to 3rd
Vintage 1st to 3rd
All classes are eligible for the: Bert Irwin Award and the Ron Jackson Sportsmanship Award.
Premier Award – Top Pro Rider
Ron Jackson Sportsmanship Award – (Decided by the Organizers based on submissions)
White Memorial Award – Top Novice Rider
Bill Sharpless Memorial Award – Top Intermediate Rider
Clare Heard award – Top Expert Rider
Kathi Cambell Award – Top Woman Expert rider
Bert Irwin Memorial Award – Youngest Finisher (If tied, best score wins)
Lloyd Howell Memorial Award & Can Am Team Challenge Award (Best 3 Canadians versus best 3 US riders)
1st Team – (3 riders per team)
Hard Luck Trophy – (Decided by the Organizers based on submissions)
Finisher’s Awards – (Awarded to all riders who complete both days of the Enduro)
Trail Cutter Award – (Awarded to the volunteer who spent a ridiculous amount of time in the woods clearing trail and has the bug bites to prove it).
1.4.2 PRIZE MONEY
Only the Pro classes will receive prize money. Prize money will be awarded based on the rider’s standing overall in the class as follows:
Men Pro – 1st $2000 2nd $1200 3rd $800
Woman’s Pro- 1st $500 2nd $300 3rd $200
1.4.3 COMPETITION FOR THE PREMIER AND CLASS AWARDS
Each day will be scored separately regarding points towards the National and Provincial championships.
The riders with the lowest total two day score are the winners in their respective class of the Corduroy Enduro.
Only Pro, Expert and Vet AA class riders will be eligible for the Premier Award as they ride a longer course.
1.4.4 The Prize-Giving Ceremony
The Prize-Giving Ceremony, under the responsibility of the Organizer, should be held immediately after the results become official
The first three riders per class, together with any additional riders invited by the Clerk of the Course, shall attend a short Press Conference to take place immediately after the Prize-Giving Ceremony.
If a rider is absent from the Prize-Giving Ceremony or Press Conference, without the prior approval of the Clerk of the Course, he will forfeit his trophy or prize money.
The total number of participants allowed is 300. Entry will be closed when that number is reached or on Sept.19 if that number is not reached.
2.2 ALLOCATION OF NUMBERS
The starting row numbers will be allocated by LiveLaps. Pro, Expert and Vet AA class riders will be allotted the rider numbers on the first 18 starting rows.
All other classes will start on rows not designated above. Riders who want to ride together should send in their entries together.
Exceptions to the above are allowed as deemed necessary by the event organizer.
2.3 CLOSING DATE
The closing for pre-entries is September 19, 2018 at 19:00.
3.0 SPECIFICATIONS OF THE MOTORCYCLES
There are no restrictions on type, brand, model or style of tire that the motorcycle can be fitted with as long as it is good condition and does not pose a risk to the competitor. No traction devices such as studs, spikes, chains may be added to the tires.
3.2 SOUND CONTROL
Each motorcycle must be equipped with an exhaust pipe and a silencer.
Motorcycles must pass the noise control test before starting the event. The intake air filter box of the machine must not be obstructed and material (sponges, cloths, foams, etc.) must not be placed inside the air filter box, except the air filter element.
During the whole event (including before entering the Parc Fermé at the end of each day), the organizer under the supervision of a Jury Member can check any motorcycle if they feel the motorcycle has become louder. The time spent for this test will be granted to the rider.
For repairs to the muffler and exhaust pipe during the event the following applies:
A rider wishing to repair or replace the silencer of his machine can do so at the end of the first day after the last time check and before entering the Parc Ferme.
The work must be carried out under the supervision of an official. The rider will be allowed an extra time of 30 minutes for this work. The same applies to riders who for any reason have been told by the Clerk of the Course or other official to have their machines tested.
The rider may request as many noise controls as he wishes during the 30 minutes allowance. After 30 minutes have elapsed, the rider will be required to present his machine for testing to the noise control test official. After the 30 minutes, if the noise level is above the required standard, the rider will not be authorized to start the next day.
If the silencer is changed during the day, the rider must present it at the end of the day for a noise control test will be carried out during the 30 minutes allowance. If the test is passed, the silencer will be marked with the official paint.
The sound level for engines with more than one cylinder will be measured on each exhaust end.
3.4 EXAMINATION OF MOTORCYCLES DURING THE MEETING
The verification of machines must be held on the site of the meeting. On request of the Technical Steward, the riders must present themselves to the technical verification. At all times during the event, a rider will be responsible for keeping his machine in conformity with the rules and in safe operating condition.
For entering into the Parc Fermé, the motorcycles must be in a good condition for their normal use on the public roads with both tires correctly fitted.
The organizers 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.
3.5 NUMBER PLATES
The number plates for the event shall be as follows:
Pro, Expert & Vet AA – White numbers on a red background. (Three decals will be supplied)
All other classes – Black numbers on a yellow background. (Front decals will be supplied)
A two inch round colour coded sticker will be placed on the front number plates beside a rider’s number. The colour of these stickers will correspond with the route and course makings the rider is to follow. At course splits the rider follows the arrows that match the coloured sticker on his/her bike.
Pro and Expert – Red sticker number plates and pink arrows
A Classes including and Woman Pro – Orange sticker and arrows
B Classes including Woman A, Vet A – Blue sticker and arrows
C Classes including Woman B and Vintage – Green sticker and arrows
4.0 PROCEDURE AFTER DNFing
Riders, who DNF will not ride back to the start unless they are plated, licensed and insured to operate on public roads in Ontario. In addition to being legal to ride on the roads the rider must remove his or her Corduroy number plate sticker from the machine before riding back to the start.
All other riders who DNF will have to trailer their bikes to get back to the Parc Fermé/Start area. Event volunteers will work with the riders to get all riders and machines back to the start area when a rider DNF’s and is unable to get himself back to the start area. For legal, liability and safety reasons riders must stay on the course.
5.0 TIME SCHEDULE
There are two time possible time schedules. Schedule A will be calculated using a speed average of 30 kph and schedule B which is calculated based on a 24 kph speed average.
The clerk of the course will decide on which schedule is being used and have it posted at the start area each morning of the event. B schedule will be used if there is inclement weather.
6.0 SPEEDING PENALTIES
Speed limits will be enforced on transit section roads and rail beds. Speed limit on these sections will be 40 kph unless posted otherwise. Course marshals will use radar guns to calculate the following penalties:
11 kph over the limit – 1 min added to rider’s score
15 kph over the limit – 5 min added to rider’s score
20 kph over the limit – Disqualified
Not stopping for a course marshal or attempting to obscure rider number – Disqualified
No appeals or protests of a speeding penalty will be considered.
7.0 CHANGE OF MOTORCYCLE
To be considered a finisher and be eligible for the awards and prizes a rider will not change motorcycles during the entire days of the event. A rider switching motorcycles during the course of any day of the Enduro will be disqualified.
Due to the fact that the Corduroy Enduro is two points paying rounds of the Off-road Ontario championships and the Canadian National Enduro championship, a rider may use a different motorcycle for each day of the event and still be eligible for points towards the Off-road Ontario championships and the Canadian National Enduro championship. A rider using a different machine on each day of the event will not be considered a finisher of the Corduroy Enduro or eligible for the awards, prizes and prize money. A rider wishing to ride a different motorcycle on the second day than the machine they rode on day one, must inform the Clerk of the Course or Jury President of their intent to changes machines before the start of day two. Failure to notify these officials shall result in disqualification from the results of all days and no points being awarded.
8.0 PARC FERME
Motorcycles will be impounded on Saturday night immediately following the last checkpoint. Riders who do not wish to impound their motorcycles shall be considered DNF for event awards, prizes, prize money and finisher’s medals.
Due to the fact that the Corduroy Enduro is two points paying rounds of the Off-road Ontario championships and the Canadian National Enduro championship, a rider who does not impound his/her motorcycle on Saturday night is still eligible for points towards the Off-road Ontario championships and the Canadian National Enduro championship.
A rider who does not impound his/her motorcycle on Saturday night and plans on riding day two must inform the Clerk of the Course or Jury President before the start of the next day. Failure to notify these officials shall result in disqualification from the results of all days and no points being awarded.
The Parc Fermé must be enclosed and fenced in to prevent unauthorized persons from entering. Its limits must be clearly marked out and supervised by a sufficient number of officials to ensure that only authorized persons may enter or have access to the machines. It must have one clearly marked entrance and one exit which leads to the “starting area”, but no other entrances or exits. Officials in charge of the closed-controls must wear a distinctive emblem recognized by all persons concerned and the riders in particular.
The Parc Fermé will be protected by a security guard from 19:00 Saturday until 7:00 Sunday.
Access to any Parc Fermé is forbidden to everyone except the Jury members, certain officials designated for duty, and riders who are parking or taking out their motorcycles
After checking in at the time check just before the Parc Fermé, the rider must stop the engine and push his motorcycle into the Parc Fermé without delay.
While proceeding from the time check to the Parc Fermé, it is forbidden to refuel or make any repairs on the motorcycle. Riders failing to comply with either of these requirements will be disqualified or other penalties given as provided for by the Jury.
8.3 PROHIBITED ACTIONS
In the Parc Fermé, it is forbidden for a rider, under penalty of disqualification (or other penalties as provided for by the jury) from the event:
– To touch the machine of any other rider.
– To touch his own machine except to push it in or out of the Parc Fermé.
– To start the engine.
Any rider caught smoking in a Parc Fermé will be disqualified.
The machines in the Parc Fermé must not be covered in any manner.
9.0 WORK AREA
A work area is a small enclosed area where the riders await the starting signal and where the starting line is situated at one extremity. Riders will be allowed into the impound area to get their motorcycles 15 minutes before their respective start time. Working on the motorcycle in the impound area is not permitted.
Working on the motorcycle in work area is permitted until the starting signal is given.
Any rider caught smoking in the work area will be disqualified.
9.1 ACCESS TO WORK AREA
Only Jury members, representatives and officials designated in the Supplementary Regulations, and the riders waiting for the start, are permitted access to the work area. The organizer will decide whether representatives of the press are permitted access to the work area and will specify the number allowed and under what conditions.
Each rider is allowed one mechanic in the work area. No other persons are allowed into the work area.
No assistance may be given in the Work Area, with the exception of a rider’s designated mechanic. While in the Work Area the designated mechanic is not allowed to do any repairs, maintenance, or touch the motorcycle except to replenish fluids, (gas, oil, coolant and brake fluid), inflate tires and check tire pressure. The penalty for breaking this rule is disqualification (or other penalties given as provided for by the Jury).
Women A&B and Novice C class riders are exempt from the restrictions stated in the preceding paragraph. The designated mechanics for riders in these classes may assist with any and all repairs. All repairs must be carried out in the work area and only the designated mechanic may assist.
It is forbidden to start the engine of the motorcycle in the waiting zone of the work area. The penalty for doing so is 1 minute.
It is also forbidden to start the engine on the starting line before the starting signal is given. The penalty for doing so is 1 minute.
9.4 PREPARATION FOR START
Riders will be allowed to enter the Parc Fermé fifteen minutes before their starting times for the sole purpose of moving their motorcycles, by hand only, to the exit of the Parc Fermé and to enter into the work area. Work can be carried out on the motorcycle only in the work area.
A clock with the official time along with a set of flip cards must be installed at the entrance/exit of the Parc Fermé.
At the beginning of each day’s run, the starting signal will be given at the exact time a rider is due to start. Within one minute after the starting signal has been given, the rider must have started his engine at the starting line and crossed another line, 20 metres from the starting line, using the power of the engine.
If a rider is not on the starting line when the signal to start is given, he will not be penalized as long as he brings his motorcycle to the starting line, starts the engine, and crosses the second line within one minute after the signal for his start was given. Riders arriving more than one minute late at the starting line will be penalized 1 minute per begun minute of delay. The minute in which the riders arrive at the start line will be considered as the new start time and before the minute expires, they must observe the start procedure.
Riders more than 60 minutes late coming to the start line will be classified as retired and not allowed to start.
9.5.1 ENGINE START
All motorcycles must be started by the kick-start or other starting devices, mechanical or electrical. No assistance is allowed on the starting line. Should the engine stop before the motorcycle has crossed the second line, the rider has to restart it and cross the second line within one minute after the signal to start was given, in order not to be penalized. A rider not crossing the 20 metre line within one minute after his starting signal has been given will be penalized by 60 seconds.
A rider who has been penalized for not starting his engine and crossing the 20 metre line within one minute may then start his motorcycle any way he desires, but must cross the starting line before proceeding on the route.
A rider who does not succeed in starting his machine or whose machine stops in the area between the starting line and the 20 metre line must not return to the starting area. He must push his motorcycle in the driving direction and cross the 20 metre line in order not to hinder other participants.
When the case of a rider is under discussion and he wishes to start, he will not be prevented from so doing providing his machine has been held in the Parc Fermé as per the regulations, except for reasons of safty. The rider loses his right to start only after confirmation of his disqualification by the Jury.