24MX ALESTREM 2022 Regulations
Article 1 . Date and places
Saturday the 22th and Sunday the 23th of January, in Alès, Avenue Carnot, Saint Martin de Valgualgues, Alès Cévennes Pôle mécanique, Laval Pradel, Saint Julien les Rosiers, La Grand Combe, Portes and Le Martinet.
Article 2 : Principle of the race
24MX ALESTREM is an individual « extreme » enduro competition. This event takes place on 2 days as following:
- On saturday from 9:00 a.m. (can be changed): 2 specials of selection kind, to determine the departure timetable for the following day: 1 extreme special type in natural environment from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1 endurocross race in artificial environment from 4:00 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. The endurocross special race will be run on a playoff round.
- On Sunday, departure of 10 pilots each 2 minutes for all riders on the main run.The departure order will be set after the results of the 2 selection sessions made the day before.
Article 3. Number of accepted riders : 530.
Article 4. Groups are allowed to run
NCO and LJA2 Licenses are allowed. The riders who choose a LJA2 license must provide a medical certificate (less than 3 months old) made by a French doctor using the medical form of the French Motorcycle Federation (https://ffm.ffmoto.org/media/document/licence-annuelle-certificat-medical). Registration to LJA2 license is exclusively made online on the website http//licencesunemanifestation.ffmoto.net.
Article 5.1. Registrations and cancellations
- Entry price is 240€ including registration, plate numbers and numbers with one refueling per round on Sunday. Registration session is from October 20th 2021 to December 5th 2021. Depending on the number of riders registered, a waiting list will be open. No registration will be possible after this date. Registration is made only on line on the 24mx-alextrem.com website. In accordance with the sport code article N° 2.21.9, the organizing committee is enabled to refuse a registration without giving reasons.
Start numbers will be based on the previous competition, on the chosen category and possible numbers.
Article 5.2. Categories
At the time of registration, every rider chooses a category. No change of category will be possible after payment to 24MX ALESTREM. Categories will have no influence on the selection day format. For the main race, categories will determine the number or rounds to run. Here is the categories detail:
• PRO (Black): 3 rounds/laps to run (no restriction)
• NATIONAL (Red): 2 rounds to run (no restriction)
• FEMININE (Pink): 2 rounds to run (women only)
• VETERAN (Blue): 2 rounds to run (aged over 40 only)
• JUNIORS (Green): 2 rounds to run (14 to 19 years old pilots only)
Article 6. Withdrawals
Withdrawal must arrive to WTT by mail. If arrived before November 25th 2021, fares will be refunded after a 50€ deduction for application fee. If withdrawal arrives after November 25th 2021 fares will not be refunded. Registration is nominative and cannot be transferable or modified without Moto-Club Welcome TT agreement. Only medical reasons attested by a medical certificate can give access to refunding and before December 20th 2021. After this date, no refund will be possible, no matter what the reason is.
Article 7. Motorcycles
Motorcycles must conform to the traffic rules and to the current FFM rules. Trial bikes are forbidden. The machines must be equipped with a FIM certified and catalogued tire at the back wheel. At the front, a tire certified for riding on public roads is compulsory. The license number must be written in indelible form. Beware, a part of the race is run at night. Bikes lighting must be in excellent functional condition. A complementary improved lighting is authorized. If lighting is not sufficient or do not meet the standard, the bike pilot will not be authorized to run. Setting up a strap at the front of the motorbike is compulsory.
WW and W garage license plates motorbikes are not allowed.
Unregistered and lighting free bikes are permitted only for the electric race. Those 100% electric bikes will only run the prologue set in Alès town center, on the closed special and shall not run on the public roads.
Article 8. Administrative check
Administrative check will take place Friday 21th of January, from 3:00 p.m.to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 22 January from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. When arriving, pilots will have to present the race engagement form, their driving license, the motorbike grey registration document, the insurance certificate and the license (for the daily licenses, it is compulsory to present a medical certificate permitting the practice of bike sports, less than 3 months old. In return, they will receive a complete file of the race, with all the information needed.
Article 9. Technical check
Once agreed by the administrative check, racers will have to present their bike at the technical
check (same dates and time as administrative check) with their grey motorbike registration card ( mapgrey) and the check file they got from the administrative check.
Pilots will also have to show us :
- Motorbike respecting French Motorcycle Federation norms
- The motorbike registration card
- the check file they got from the administrative check
- A protective vest matching the French Motorbike Federation norms
- A certified helmet according to the French norms ( JET helmet is FORBIDDEN)
- A motorbike lock.
Noise control: t : 78 dB/A at 100m and so: 112 dB/A at 2m following the 2m. Max method. (cf. Art. 7 of the enduro FFM 2017)
The part named underneath will be marked so that they cannot be changed during the race.
- 1 mark on the steering column on the right side of the bike frame
- 1 mark at the center of the hub of the front wheel
- 1 mark at the center of the hub of the rear wheel
- 1 mark on the right side and one at the front of the engine
- 1 mark on the silencer
After being controlled, the pilot will sign the technical check file, after having checked all the marks meet the standards. It will be possible to change the rear wheel during the Sunday race provided it has been presented to the technical control.
Later, no claim concerning a forgotten mark will be accepted. Every engine which has not been presented to the technical check or which has not met the standards will not be authorized to race.
Article 10. Closed parking
Once the controls finished, the pilot must immediately ride his/her bike into the closed parking, put the motorbike lock and walk out immediately. Moving the bike when placing it in the park or when going out will be done without the help of the engine.
- Work on a bike = disqualification
- Receiving a tool or a piece = disqualification
The organizers disclaim responsibility in case of accident, robbery, loss, damage, deterioration of the participants’ material.
Every pilot must attach his/her bike with a lock system and even in the closed park.
Article 11. Repairing and refueling
They are permitted in the dedicated places (environmental mat compulsory) at refueling point.
- refueling while engine on = disqualification
- refueling out of zone = disqualification
Access to the assistance park is only open for vehicles with an access proof (sticker badge provided by the organizer) stuck at the front right side of the vehicle wind screen. No other vehicle allowed.
No waste must be left on the different sites and on the assistance park on pain of exclusion.
Every assistance team must respect the place given by the usher. Going out of the parking will be definitive except on a particular situation and after examination by a technical supervisor.
Article 12. External assistance
External assistance is permitted at refueling area only, by persons wearing a bracelet provided by the organizer. No other person is allowed to act on the bike. Mutual assistance on the itinerary is permitted. Spectators assistance is strictly forbidden in any case. Only the Marshalls will be authorized to help the pilots on the itinerary, in case of traffic jams and on strap equipped motorbikes only. Help from Marshalls will not be systematic!!!!!!
- External help out of refueling place = disqualification
- Assistance from spectators = disqualification
Article 14. Selection specials
The special “extreme” will take place on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. It will be possible for every rider to run the special 1 or 2 times. Only each pilot’s best time will be kept. The 100 first pilots scratch will qualify for the “endurocross” prologue.
The “endurocross” special will be run on a playoff sets principle by groups following a race chart in
3 rounds: sets, finals and Super Final.Qualification sets (for 100 competitors)
Riders will be divided in 5 groups of 20 riders: A,B,C,D,E.
Each group runs a 3 to 10 rounds race, the 8 first in each group will be qualified for the final. Thus, 40 qualified pilots will take part in finals 1 and 2.
In the finals 1 and 2, the first 10 pilots in each final will qualify to run the Super Final.
The Super Final will be run by the first 10 riders from each final on 6 to 10 rounds. The final ranking will determine the start order for the following day for the 24MX ALESTREM.
Sets → 20 racers on the starting line:→ first 8 qualified
Finals → 20 racers on the starting line:→first 10 qualified
Super Finals →20 racers on the starting line →first 20 from the prologue
For scratch ranking, at first the 20 pilots who have run in the Super Final will be ranked, then the 20 pilots of finals 1 and 2, based on the time they performed. The other pilots will be ranked on the base of the time they performed during their race, from the 41st position.
Beware: the number of racers shall not exceed 20 per group. Each pilot who, accidentally will be out of the track must return in the track at the place he has left it unless he/she will incur disqualification.
Start order will be as following;
- 1st to 100th →Prologue ranking
- 101th to 530th →Extreme Special ranking
Article 15. Race start 24MX ALESTREM, Sunday January 23th.
Going out of the closed park will be from 7:30a.m. on, in order to take the motorbikes. Pilots must know their racing number and their going hour. A compulsory breifing will be held at 8:00 a.m.. Assistances and pilots are asked to leave the Pôle Mécanique from 8:30 sharp. From 9:30, each pilot will have to go to his/her line position to place his/her motorbike. The departure grid will be composed of 45 lines of 10 pilots. At 10:00 a. m., all the bikes must be positioned on their respective line. If arrived late, each pilot will start at the end. First departure at 10:00 a.m., 10 pilots every 2 minutes.
The departure process will be similar to the “Le Mans” departure with engines off.
- Late departure → placed on the last line
Article 16. Scouting of routes
Scouting connection roads and of specials are forbidden on motorbike, 4X4, bicycles or any other vehicles with or without an engine. Not respecting this rule will result in disqualification for the registered pilot and loss of the registration fares.
Article 17. Road signs, security & environment
The race is run on paths and roads open to traffic, the competitors must absolutely respect the driving rules and the road signs placed by the organizers. Signal arrows, plastic bands, “Stop”, “No way” “Attention! Motorbike race in process” panels will be placed in sufficient number.
For crossing sensitive areas, a system of footbridges will be put in place to limit the environmental impact. Any rider reported outside of these devices will be downgraded.
Attention: The race has no priority on the public traffic and a special attention is required while crossing the paddock, on the roads open to the traffic and on the roads used for assistance. Every pilot who would find someone hurt on the track must report to the organizers at the next CP.
A precise description of the place where the person was met shallbe given.
Beware: every pilot seen out of the circuit will be disqualified!
- Leaving the route voluntarily without permission = disqualification
- Taking the route in the wrong way (going backward) without permission= disqualification
- Noncompliance with the traffic rules = disqualification
- Crossing outside footbridges = disqualification
Article 18. Passage controls and refueling zones
Before starting the competition, each pilot will be given an armband. The armband will be changed each round. Each pilot must finish his/her round with the armband in order to give it to the CP. If the armband is lost, a penalty will be given by the race director. Refueling zones are marked with 2 white flags placed 200 meters before the checking table. Refueling is permitted in this zone.
The pilot is the only person responsible for his/her checking. The pilot is responsible for his/her route choice. Direction panels for the rounds 1,2 and 3 will be placed about 50 meters before the ramification. It is possible for the pilot to choose the superior difficulty but never the inferior one.
Checking will be made with motorbike compulsorily present.
An extra petrol refueling will be made by the organization. No assistance team will be allowed. Only the pilots will be allowed to work on their bike, if needed, with the means they have.
In case he had a mechanic problem or unexpected, a pilot can be allowed to leave the circuit to go to a refueling zone. Then, he/she will have to go back to the place he left to continue the race. The race director must then be informed by the telephone number written on the bracelets given at the briefing. The pilot will have to wait for the race direction answer before leaving the circuit. He will not be allowed, in any case, to go backwards on the circuit.
- Modify or add a checking = disqualification
- Non checking at a control = disqualification
- Loss of armband or error in round = flat penalty
Article 19. GPS tracking
A tracking device will be distributed during administrative checks (provide a deposit check of 300 €). This device will be positioned in the backpack, antenna up for the whole Sunday race.
The rider is responsible for his tracker and must make sure it is switched on and well positioned in his backpack.
Any rider who does not have his GPS activated will be disqualified.
A SOS button allows the pilot to signal a state of distress. It should only be used in the event of injury or accident. A competitor who witnesses an incident can activate his own GPS in order to help the injured rider.
Article 20. End of race
End of race will be Sunday January 23th from 6:30 p.m. Pilots who haven’t finish the race will be stopped at the next CP they meet. However, the organizers keep a right to modify it if conditions needed: bad weather, modification in security, part of circuit impossible to ride…
Article 21. Finish
The winner will be the 1st to pass the finish line, provided he/she has passed the different passage checkings. Each pilot will be ranked after the last timed CP he has gone by, before 6:30 p.m.
The marshalls in charge of technical checking will have to make sure all the marked pieces are present and that no irregularity has occurred. Pilots can get their bike back after their arrival and on presentation of their mapgrey.
After the race or after abandon, each pilot must present his/her bike at the Closed Parking (situated next to the refueling zone) and must inform the Race PC by sending a SMS to the phone number written on the bracelet (mentioning name, first name, race number and the reason for abandoning)
Article 22. Claims
Claims must be presented as mentioned in FFM National Sport Code. Deposit amount given with claim is 75 €. When a claim has for consequence disassembling the engine, it must be accompanied by a 75 € deposit for the 2T engines and 150 € for 4T engines.
This sum will be refunded if the dismantled engine turns to be non-conform or will be given to the pilot who had to dismantle if conformity is recognized.
Article 23. Discipline
Pilots must accept race partners publicity on their bikes. If they refuse, fees will be doubled. By enrolling in the race, pilots accept a possible use by Moto Club Welcome TT or by partners, of pictures (films, photos). Any behavior or attitude creating disorder in the race good progress or creating damage to environment will have for consequence the disqualification of the driver responsible. Using the race track is forbidden on a day other than the race day. Any rider seen before or after on the course will be refused on the day of departure without refund and permanently excluded from the event.
Article 24. Prizes ceremony
Prizes ceremony will be hoed the very evening of the race.
Prizes not claimed during ceremony will return to the Moto Club WTT and will not be given.
Article 25. Insurance
For the race, the organizers have subscribed an specific liability insurance from MMA Assurances in Ales (contract number to come)
Article 26. Officials
Race director: Eric Lunier
Sport marshall: Thibault Giacomi
Technical marshall: Guy Mivelaz
NB: For any case, non-mentioned in the present rules board, FFM rules of the current year are applicable.
Article 27.1. Audience dedicated assistance
1 VPSP composed of a doctor plus a pair of paramedics
1 VPSP for the Mercoirol spectators zone composed of a doctor and a pair of paramedics in each VPSP
Article 27.2 Race dedicated assistance
-1 VPSP composed of a doctor plus a pair of paramedics
2 complete VPSP composed of a doctor and a pair of paramedics with a 4X4 vehicle. This team will be placed on 2 race zones. VPSPs will be regulated by a person from ASSM 30 situated in the race PC during the 2 days.