PRAVILNIK GUCEVO CHALLENGER 2022
All competitors, as well as all those who are involved in any way in the organisation of the Gučevo Challenger 2022 race, are obliged to know and respect the content of the rules.
Ignorance of the content of the rulebook in no way excludes liability or the consequences of non-compliance.
Organiser: Moto Club HARD ENDURO LOZNICA - Serbia
Race name: GUČEVO CHALLENGER 2022 Date: 09-10.April 2022.
Race location: City of Loznica, town of Banja Koviljača, mountain Gučevo, Republic of Serbia
Info desk / Reception, location: visibly marked place near the start of the prologue
Web site: www.hardenduro.rs
Online registration: Registration for Gučevo challenger 2022 (will be open from February 1, 2022 at 12:00 local time) Applications are made online via the club's official website through an available form with clearly marked fields to be filled out. Applications close on April 5, 2022, when the official start list is published. Until then, the schedule of drivers on the list follows the order of registration.
Gučevo challenger is a race OPEN for all drivers to participate, regardless of their nationality, while the age limit is limited to 60.
Accommodation options: www.togl.rs and TURIST BIRO Banja Koviljača 015 / 818-481; 064/856 82 66
The nearest gas station is 100 m from the start of prologue. There are two more gas stations that are up to 5 km away
Race director: Zoran Simić
President: Aleksandar Nikolić
Member: Stefan Radičević
Member: Zoran Petrović
Member: Mihailo Marković
Application Director: Mladen Petrović
Timing: Timing service
Director of the GSS medical team: Zoran Matić
Secretary of the race: Aleksandar Nikolić
Contact person for race competitors: Zoran Simić 063 / 325-373 and Aleksandar Nikolić 063 / 8-151-131
The registration fee for Gučevo Challenger 2022 is 11,000.00 RSD (95 €) for all competitors, and 15,000 RSD (130 €) if the registration fee is paid after April 1, 2022 00:00 local time.
Instructions for the payment outside Serbia
Payments are made to the bank account listed on the site (and on the example of the payment slip) through a form that is available with clearly marked fields to be filled out. Payments are concluded on April 1, 2022, when the official start list is published.
The registration / entry fee costs, as well as any other expenses, will not be refunded if the entrant is prevented from attending the competition, nor in any case of withdrawal, abandonment of the competition or disqualification from the race.
The Competition Office and Info Desk is the starting point of all events related to the course and organisation of the competition, such as: registration of competitors, information, results table, filing complaints, awarding prizes, additional questions, etc.
The notice board will be located within the competition camp, where information and news related to the competition itself, daily results, schedule and possible changes will be available throughout the competition.
The organiser will publish all information in a timely manner.
Any enduro or motocross motorcycle, with a tank of minimum volume 7l, two-stroke or four-stroke engine, with one or two cylinders that has passed the technical inspection, is acceptable at the starting line. For classes A, B, C and Veteran, the rule is that single-cylinder motorcycles of up to 550cc engine displacement can participate in these categories, and motorcycles with engines over these limit can apply in the Tourist class
The technical compliance will be checked by the technical delegate, before the start of the formalities and registration of the competitors.
The organiser will not allow motorcycles with major technical shortcomings or any noticeable changes that could endanger other competitors or spectators.
Motorcycles that have an oil or fuel leak, or those that have a damaged exhaust will not be accepted.
Motorcycles that do not have enduro, motocross or trial tires that are in good condition will not be allowed to start. (minimum 50% tread)
It is forbidden to use tires with nails, screws, or any other metal inserts.
Any repairs, replacement of parts or technical interventions on motorcycles are allowed only in the service area (in the Parc ferme)
NUMBERS ON MOTORCYCLES
Start numbers will be distributed by the organiser according to the ordinal numbers during registration.
Start numbers cannot be changed during the competition.
It is forbidden to start the race without the starting number assigned by the organiser.
Competitors are prohibited from bringing their own start numbers.
For class A the numbers are from 1 to 99 (numbers will be colored red)
For class B the numbers are from 101 to 299 (the numbers will be colored yellow)
For the Veteran class they are from 301 to 399 (numbers will be colored white)
For class C they are from 401 to 499 (numbers are colored blue)
Arrival and registration of participants: Arrival and registration ends on April 9, 2022 at 09:00! Upon arrival at the competition, all participants will contact the organiser, who will set up an info desk, clearly marked and visible, where competitors will receive all the necessary information about the competition. Each participant is required to sign a statement of participation at their own risk, to come with a full tank of fuel and an additional 5-10l of fuel for two days of competition.
Briefing: after confirmation of arrival and registration of all drivers, there will be a short briefing where we will introduce participants to the schedule of events and activities during the day (09 Apr) and in the evening a briefing for tomorrow (10 Apr). Everything will be posted on the notice board.
Parc ferme: The place for storing motorbikes will be clearly marked and provided, upon arrival and accommodation of competitors, obtaining information at the info desk, all competitors are OBLIGED to hand over the motorbike to the organiser, i.e. to put it in the Parc ferme. The motorcycle from the Parc ferme can be taken out only by the competitor with the mark that he receives from the organisers. A motorcycle can leave the Parc ferme only if the competitor: rides a prologue or starts the race. At the end of the ride, participants are required to return the motorcycle to the Parc ferme.
Behaviour and responsibility of competitors: Personal responsibility is the only rule! It is strictly forbidden to ride a motorcycle around the town, in this case Banja Koviljača. Any competitor who acts against this rule will be disqualified. It is forbidden to start the engine if you do not go to the start or make repairs, so starting is necessary. On sections that are registered as a Public Road, each competitor is responsible for himself as a participant in traffic without any responsibility of the organisers and is subject to applicable laws. All responsibility related to public roads in the Republic of Serbia lies exclusively with the competitors. During the event (directly on the prologue and the track), the use of alcohol by drivers is strictly prohibited. Competitors are required not to leave their personal belongings and equipment unattended, because the organiser is not responsible for any of the above. Only motorcycles in Parc ferme will be monitored and guarded by licensed security. Each competitor enters the competition at his own risk. Civil or criminal liability for any damage done to yourself or any other competitor rests solely with the competitors. We reserve the right to amend this paragraph, of which the competitors will be notified in a timely manner.
The organiser may disable access to the competition or eliminate during the competition competitors who:
1. does not respect rules and regulations;
2. behaves aggressively or unsportsmanlike;
3. in any way disrupts the holding of the competition;
4. creates an unpleasant and tense atmosphere;
5. does not respect the rules of the Special Spa Banja Koviljača, the local population, pollutes the nature of the mountain Gučevo.
Protective equipment and technical compliance: Protective equipment is MANDATORY for all participants (off-road helmet, goggles, boots, chest and back protectors, as well as protectors for upper and lower extremities.…) Every participant who appears at the start without parts of protective equipment will be disqualified. Motorcycles must have OFF ROAD tires that meet the requirements for safe driving. Classes A, B, Veteran and C are limited to motorcycles whose engine displacement does not exceed 550cc for safety reasons. A driver who does not meet the above conditions will not be able to start.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPANTS
Competitors are expected to stick on their motorcycles all the promotional materials they receive from the organisers.
The entire route of the race is off-road.
On the parts of the public road between the Parc ferme and the start line, between the finish line and the Parc ferme, or if there are parts of the main road that connect some parts of the track, competitors must drive in accordance with the laws of Serbia applicable to all roads in the country. All responsibility related to public roads in the Republic of Serbia lies exclusively with the competitors.
Competitors are required not to leave their personal belongings and equipment unattended, as the organiser is not responsible for any of the above. Only motorcycles in Parc Ferme will be supervised and guarded by the organisers.
Each competitor enters the competition at his own risk.
Civil or criminal liability for any damage done to yourself or any other competitor rests solely with the competitors.
Each competitor is obliged to take all safety measures in order to avoid their own injuries, injuries of other competitors, spectators, participants in the organisation of the race, domestic and wild animals, to prevent damage to vehicles, private and public property.
When approaching a slower competitor, the faster competitor must clearly indicate his presence to the slower competitor before overtaking. The slower competitor is not obliged to notice the faster one, nor to manoeuvre his motorcycle in order to allow the faster competitor to overtake him.
At the points where the routes of different classes meet, the drivers of the weaker class are obliged to miss the faster competitors from the stronger class.
During the event if any of the competitors notices that another competitor has been injured, he must first make sure that his safety is not endangered, and then immediately report the injury to the rescue service or the organiser. If this is not possible, they will report at the CheckPoint to the nearest member of the race staff in that case. In case that this is not possible either, he will report the injury to the first person who clearly bears the insignia of the organisers or is any kind of helper to the organisers.
The time a competitor spent helping another injured competitor will be deducted from his race time that day. This will be carried out by the race director following the information he receives from the competitor who provided assistance, the competitor who was injured, as well as from the witness.
In the case of a technical malfunction, motorcycles must be removed from the track immediately to avoid potential contact with other competitors.
In case of technical problems or injuries, competitors must not leave the track. Leaving the track is prohibited. The only way to leave the track is through checkpoints, following instructions from members of the organisation.
Driving on a clearly marked track in the opposite direction to the direction of the track, in any length, for any reason is strictly prohibited!
In case of extreme weather conditions (strong winds, lightning and thunder, fog, snow or heavy rain) the organiser reserves the right to change the race schedule or to shorten the race duration for safety reasons. In very rare cases, racing days may be repeated or cancelled.
THE COMPETITOR WHO LEFT THE COMPETITION EARLIER FOR ANY REASON, ON THE FIRST OR THE SECOND DAY, IS OBLIGATED TO REPORT HIMSELF TO THE OFFICER OF TIME MEASUREMENT OR OFFICIAL FOR COMPETITOR REGISTRATION. (PERSONALLY OR BY PHONE)
Timetable: All participants should respect the timetable specified by the organiser, the start and end times of the ride will be determined for each class separately, displayed on the site and info desk. Upon arrival and registration for Gučevo challenger 2022 at the info desk you will receive all the necessary information about the timetable of the event. The beginning or end of the event can be postponed or delayed in case of force majeure (weather disasters, etc.)
RESULTS AND TIME MEASUREMENT
The basic rule of the GUČEVO CHALLENGER 2022 competition is based on the fact that the shortest time wins.
Time is calculated according to the formula:
Time Day 1 (enduro) + Day 2 (enduro) + time penalties (if any) = total time.
If the driver does not finish the race, he will receive a time penalty from the organiser for the unfinished part of the track. The competitor who duly fulfils all the conditions, finishes the race, passes all the CheckPoints in accordance with the rules, in the shortest time, will be the winner of the competition. We will have a winner in each category. (A, B, C and Veteran). Since this rule does not apply to the Tourist class, we will get their measurement for the winner by the fact that each of the competitors who applies will have to drive two specials, i.e. speed trials, where his time will be measured.
Speed trial 1 + Speed trial 2 = total time
TIME PENALIZATION AND DISQUALIFICATION
Day 1 - Prologue + ENDURO:
Competitors who do not start at the Prologue - will be awarded a time penalty of 30 minutes.
Competitors who start at the Prologue but do not finish the same - they will be given the worst time of the Prologue, the time of the last placed competitor who started and finished the prologue
Day 1 and 2 - Enduro:
The CheckPoint is not certified in the following situations:
The contestant did not arrive at the CheckPoint;
The competitor comes to the CheckPoint from the opposite direction in relation to the normal direction of the track, or from the track for another category;
The competitor leaves the CheckPoint in the opposite direction from the direction of the race, or goes in the direction of the track for the other category;
Failure to stop at a CheckPoint or stop outside an established corridor;
Overtaking at a CheckPoint or within an established corridor;
The competitor remains in the established corridor of the CheckPoint even after receiving confirmation that he has been registered for that CheckPoint.
Missing a CheckPoint will be sanctioned with a time penalty of 10 - 240 minutes (will be announced during the competitor's briefing). Any additional time penalties may be awarded to drivers who are missing certain parts of the track (these penalties will also be explained at the competitor's briefing).
Day 1 - Enduro, Day 2 have the maximum time for the end of the race which will be announced by the organisers during the informing of the competitors. Competitors who are still on the track after the maximum time for the end of the race will go to the next CheckPoint where they will follow the instructions they will receive from the organisers.
Disqualification of competitors may occur in the following situations:
Moving off the route marked by the organisers in order to achieve a better placement carries disqualification from the entire competition
Training on the marked track before the official start of the race;
Refuelling with the engine running;
Smoking in the refuelling zone;
Failure to stop at CheckPoints or any other point of the course, if there is an official of the race organisation who requests it;
Speeding, making a lot of noise, driving on one wheel, raising dust on unpaved roads, and in general any indecent behaviour at the scene, will not be tolerated under any circumstances! Respect Banja Koviljača as well as the mountain Gučevo and its inhabitants.
A competitor who has a daily disqualification may start last in his class the next day.
1 day> PROLOGUE + Enduro: Class A, B, Veteran and C.
10:00 am from the Parc ferme, the participants come to the starting line according to the ordinal numbers.
- Prologue practice lasts 1:00h for all three classes
- After that, the competition part starts and the time measurement that determines the starting position for the same or the second day of the competition.
- Each participant has the right to two time measurements on the prologue, of which the better time will be included in the placement
- the number of participants starting at the same time will be determined by the organiser as well as the time interval between two individuals or groups of drivers.
The prologue will have elements of Cross and Enduro driving with physical obstacles set by the organisers. Obstacles will be demanding but acceptable for all participants in the event.
AT THE END OF THE PROLOGUE, THE MOTORCYCLES WILL BE ORDERED ON THE BASIS OF THE TIME THE COMPETITOR WILL ACHIEVE ON THE PROLOGUE
1 day after prologue (Enduro)> Class A, B, Veteran and C
13:00 organised transfer of A, B, Veteran and C class to the starting point
13:30 start A class
13:30 start B class
13:30 start Veteran class
14:00 start C class
18:00 END OF THE RACE FOR ALL CLASSES
21:00 briefing, announcement of results and introduction of participants with further activities
Day 2 (Enduro)> Class A, B, Veteran and C
08:30 organised transfer A, B, Veteran and C class from the Parc ferme to the starting point
09:00 start A class
09:00 Class B start
09:00 start Veteran class
09:15 start C class
17:00 END OF THE RACE FOR ALL CLASSES
18:00 announcement of the results and announcement of the winners
ROUTE and MARKING
- GPS device is optional. The track will be marked in detail as in the previous years. The organiser can not be held responsible in case someone removed the marking lanes from the track, turn signs, etc. Competitors who bring their GPS device will hand it over to the organiser at the registration. The organiser will load the route in the device and return the device to the competitor the next day before the start of the race. At the end of the race day, the competitor is obliged to hand over the device to the organiser at the very finish line. The route for these three groups of drivers will be marked with lanes, letters and a few arrows that will determine the direction of movement of drivers. A, B, C and Veteran class have most of the route common while separations for A, B, C and Veteran class will be clearly indicated by the signs with which the organiser will acquaint the competitors at the briefing the day before.
Class A will be marked with blue stripes
Class B will be marked with blue stripes
The Veteran class will be marked with blue stripes
Class C will be marked with blue stripes
The entire section distance is about 60 km +
CheckPoints will be marked with CP_X (X representing the checkpoint number)
Competitors are required to stop at CheckPoints next to the judges to ensure that their passage through the CheckPoint is confirmed and recorded.
Failure to stop at CheckPoints will result in absence from a certain CheckPoint, i.e. an appropriate time penalty.
When approaching a CheckPoint, competitors must reduce their speed and pay maximum attention to avoid contact with other competitors standing in line, waiting their turn to be noticed by members of the organisation. Missing a CheckPoint will be sanctioned with a time penalty of 10 - 240 minutes (will be announced during the competitor's briefing). Any additional time penalties may be awarded to drivers who are missing certain parts of the track (these penalties will also be explained at the competitor's briefing). Overtaking is strictly forbidden within the CheckPoints!
TANK REFUELLING POINTS
The organiser will establish special areas for refuelling which will be called TANK POINTS (the mark on the track is TP). Gasoline can only be added when the engine is switched off.
The time lost when refuelling will not be deducted from the total race time.
Smoking on TP is prohibited, violation is subject to penalty of elimination from the race!
The nearest gas station is 100 m from the Parc ferme
Banja Koviljača is the most famous rehabilitation spa in Serbia. For these reasons, some special rules are necessary, which we have already mentioned to you in the precautionary measures:
Inappropriate garbage disposal or any other activity that endangers the environment is strictly prohibited both on the prologue and the track and outside track itself
Within the Banja Koviljača, speeding, making a lot of noise, driving on a single wheel, raising dust on unpaved roads, and any indecent behaviour are not allowed. This will absolutely not be tolerated and all those who do not adhere to this code will be sanctioned by the envisaged punishment. Respect Banja Koviljača as well as its inhabitants.
Each complaint must be submitted to the Office of the Competition, in writing, in Serbian or English, no later than 30 minutes after the publication of the situation. With the submission of the complaint, a mandatory payment of 30 euros to the club's management, i.e. to the organiser.
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See you at Gučevo!