2021 CLASS CHANGES
After discussions with riders, our insurers and other clubs, we have decided to make a few key changes to our race classes for the 2021 race season.
We have added an over 50’s class. This has been requested by numerous riders over the past couple of seasons. They will start on the same line as the Clubman over 40 class.
In addition, after much deliberation and extensive risk assessments the youth 13/15 yr old 125/250f class will now run within the adult races. (13/15 yr olds on 85s will still run in the youth race). They will not be expected to run the duration of the adult race and their finish flag will be shown after minimum of an hour maximum of 2 hours (detrmined and published in advance dependant on venue and riding conditions). Each adult race they enter will count towards their class in the junior championship for 2021
The Teams class has been dropped for all races apart from our Ironman event. The thinking behind this class was to introduce new riders to racing who maybe considerd a 3 hour race too daunting. The first couple of events in 2019 had good numbers but they have got less and less since then. It seems as if the idea was successful and most of those team riders now race as individuals so mission accomplished. We may well revist the idea again in a couple of years time.
E1 – 2 stroke up to 125cc, 4 stroke – up to 250cc
E2 – Over 125cc to 250cc two-stroke & Over 250cc to 450cc four-stroke
E3 – Over 250cc two-stroke & Over 450cc four-stroke
Race numbers – Correct numbers must be displayed on 3 sides of bike.
Correct coloured number backgrounds are also required.
Championship – Red
Exp/exp over 40 – Green
Clubman E1, E2, & E3 – Yellow
Clubman 40 & Over 50s – Blue
Sportsman/Beginner – Black
Team – White
Numbers and backgrounds are always available to purchase when signing on.
(Team Riders – Must enter the class that relates to the faster rider of the two. Eg. rider a) is Sportsman & rider b) is Clubman, then the team would have to enter as clubman)
Helmets – Gold ACU Stickers
We have had an increasing number of new, branded helmets, failing scrutineering for our events because they do not have the gold ACU sticker on them. You know they are good quality safe helmets, as do we, but without the stricker we cannot let you ride. The reason being that if you then had a bad accident resulting in a head injury, and your “no win no fee” solicitor then tries to get you some “free money” by saying we are to blame for your accident, we would not have a leg to stand on in a court room. We don’t want to stop anyone from riding our events, but in these days of everyone trying to always hold someone responsible when an “accident” occurs, we have to cover ourselves.
This should actually be the case at any commercially run event that you enter.
The problem is only going to get worse as we all look around for cheap deals on helmets. The gold stickers are applied by the UK importer/distributor and not by the helmet manufacturer. Therefore if you purchase your helmet from a non UK website there is a good chance it will arrive without the relevant sticker applied. Your options then are to either send your helmet to the ACU with £15.00 and they will then apply the sticker and return it to you (pretty quick turnaround when I had to do it a couple of years back), or the sticker can be obtained from and applied by an FIM certified technical official.
So be aware you must have the gold ACU sticker on your helmet to pass through scrutineering at any of our race or practice days.
Signing On Info:
*Download, print and complete the Day Licence application form (unless you already have an annual licence) and bring it with you. HERE
*Have details of your next of kin at the ready, as opposed to fishing around in your pocket (or going back to the van!) to find contact number
*Have your IOPD licence out ready when you sign on. Your annual licence or an online receipt will be required. If not then you will need to purchase a day licence to ride.
*Under 18’s – Download, print off, & complete the online form HERE
Also, all members that need to collect race licences, race shirts, gilets, please come back once your race has finished. There will not be time to organise this in the midst of signing on.
LP Racing parts van will be on site on the day and at all of our events this year. They are also kindly sponsoring trophies for our youth series.