FIM Motocross & SuperMoto World Championships Changes to the Regulations
By Youthstream | 21 Nov 2012
FUNCHAL (Portugal), 21 November 2012 - The Motocross and SuperMoto Grand Prix Commission, composed of Mr Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream, Dr Wolfgang Srb, Director of the CMS/FIM, and Mr Takanao Tsubouchi, MSMA Secretary General, met in Teutschenthal, Germany, on 22 September 2012, and unanimously adopted the following changes to the 2013 Regulations, which will be adopted on 1 January 2013.
Mr Stéphane Desprez, FIM Chief Executive Officer, also attended this meeting.
1. FIM Standards for Motocross Circuits
• Art. 047.3.4 Speed
The course, if possible, should be of a type, which restricts the average speed to a maximum of 65 km per hour (the average calculated for one complete race).
• Art. 047.3.10 Repair and signalling zone
New paragraph: The repair and signalling zone must have a corridor in the pit lane to allow an uninterrupted passage throughout the entire length. This corridor should be marked by white lines throughout the entire event and remain free of parked motorcycles, equipment and people. Furthermore, there should be no excessive speed or overtaking in the pit lane. Riders should ride in a disciplined manner within this area.
• Art. 047.4 Track marking and fencing
2. FIM MX1, MX2, MX3, Women’s Motocross World Championships, FIM Motocross of Nations and FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup Regulations
c) Track marking
New text of the paragraph: The exterior of the track may be marked by course markers, straw bales, foam rubber blocks, earth banking, advertising banners and flexible fencing green in colour.
• Art. 2.2 Acceptance of entries
The maximum age limit of 23 years for the MX2 class is no longer valid for the FIM Motocross of Nations.
• Art. 2.10 Rider Behaviour and Assistance (in addition to paragraph 28)
Watering of starting lanes by riders and/or team staff is prohibited.
• Art. 4.19 Official signals3. FIM Junior Motocross World Championship
- Yellow flag, waved: Immediate danger, prepare to stop, no overtaking, jumping not allowed.
- Red Cross flag: Medical staff on the track, proceed with extreme caution. Riders must roll each jump individually with no overtaking until past the area of concern.
• Art. 035.8.1 Acceptance of entriesSuperMoto
In any case, the FIM and/or the FIM Championship Promoter can enter additional riders in each class before the end of the technical verifications prior to the event (not exceeding the maximum allowed number of entries per Federation and class).
1. FIM S1 SuperMoto World Championship and FIM SuperMoto of Nations Regulations
• Art. 042.10.2.3 & Art. 043.10.2.3 Tyres
There will not be an Official Tyre Supplier, appointed by the FIM Championship Promoter. The participants are allowed to use tyres of their own choice. There is also no limit on the number of tyres that can be used.
• Art. 42.19 SuperPole
Abolished. There will be no more SuperPole.
• Art. 042.20 Races
Each FIM SuperMoto World Championship event will run two Races.
• Art. 042.20.1 Starting order
The order in which riders take their starting positions for the two Races is based on their respective results in Time Practice.
1. FIM Snowcross World Championship Regulations
The FIM Snowcross World Championship will be run according to the Race Direction System (as in FIM MX1, MX2, MX3, Women’s Motocross, the FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup, the FIM Motocross of Nations, the FIM S1 SuperMoto World Championship & the FIM SuperMoto of Nations). CMS Official Mr. Kurt Ljungqvist will be appointed as FIM Snowcross Race Director.
Photo: Start at at the 2012 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations
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