Month: January 2018

RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

RACE FORMAT

Qualification - Time frame
Race - One Run

 

QUALIFICTAION:

 

A time period of (75) minutes will be allowed for the official qualifications. In this time frame every rider can choose to do as many timed runs s/he wishes. Riders will be allowed to start their runs with a minimum interval of 15 seconds apart. Rider following another rider from starting gate is not permitted.  The best run from each rider during this time frame will be automatically chosen and awarded qualification points. The qualification time will also determine the starting grid for the race.

 

Riders going back up to the starting gate must not obstruct, in any way, other riders coming down, failing to observe this can lead to rider disqualification from the race. If the location would not permit another way up other than the course itself, all sessions will be done as one group. If this is the case the stipulated time frame for qualifications may change (at race director decision). During any timed runs the rider must follow the marked course from starting gate to the finish line, if for any reason the rider goes off course s/he must re-Enter from the same spot s/he exited.

 

RACE:

 

After qualification, riders will be given their starting position with the fastest rider taking the last spot on the starting gate. During race run the rider must follow the marked course from starting gate to the finish line, if for any reason the rider goes off course s/he must renter from the same spot s/he exited. Restarting the race run is not permitted for any reason unless the race had been red-flagged. In this case race director will inform the rider/s involved.

 

Race winner will be determined with the fastest single timed run (Race run). Race Points will be awarded and added with qualification points to form the overall championship classification.

 

 

Downhill Points (Qualification round in brackets)2018
         
Position Points   Position Points
1 200 (50)   26 25
2 160 (40)   27 24
3 140 (30)   28 23
4 125 (25)   29 22
5 110 (22)   30 21
6 95 (20)   31 20
7 85 (18)   32 19
8 75 (17)   33 18
9 70 (16)   34 17
10 65 (15)   35 16
11 60 (14)   36 15
12 56 (13)   37 14
13 52 (12)   38 13
14 48 (11)   39 12
15 45 (10)   40 11
16 42 (9)   41 10
17 39 (8)   42 9
18 36 (7)   43 8
19 34 (6)   44 7
20 32 (5)   45 6
21 30   46 5
22 29   47 4
23 28   48 3
24 27   49 2
25 26   50 1

 

 

CLOTHING & PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

 

Any Lycra / Elastin based tight-fitting clothing is not permitted.

 

A full-face helmet and knee guards must be worn and properly secured both when racing and when training on the course. The helmet must be fitted with a visor. Open-face helmets may not be worn.

 

It is strongly recommended that riders wear the following protection:

Back, elbow, knee and shoulder protectors made of rigid materials,
Protection for the nape of the neck and the cervical vertebrae,
Padding on shins and thighs,
Broad full-length trousers made from rip-resistant material incorporating protection for the knees and calves, or broad-cut shorts made from rip-resistant material plus knee and calf protectors with a rigid surface,
Long sleeved shirt in winter – short sleeve shirt in summer,
Full finger gloves

 

Riders must pay attention to the quality and characteristics of the gear, seek advice of experienced riders, coaches or technicians, procure the gear from professional and reliable suppliers and rely on their own judgment. If in doubt, always seek advice.

 

The rider shall be responsible for the choice of the gear and for its use, and also for any installation of POV cameras in order to avoid any danger

 

May we remind you that DH racing is fun, but can also be dangerous, and that riders are racing at their own risk.

 

The MMBA reserves the right to stop a rider from participating in its event should it transpire that such rider is not wearing adequate gear.

 

RACE REGULATIONS

 

1.0: INSURANCE AND MEDICAL CLEARANCE

 

1.1: All riders must sign a race disclaimer form that will be provided with the yearly membership form.

1.2: Third Part liability insurance is not compulsory but recommended. This shall need to be provided by the rider himself from any Insurance agency.

1.3: If a rider does not have a valid insurance policy, he/she will be held liable for any accidents he/she might be involved in. All costs including legal fees shall be borne by him/her.

 

2.0: RACE NUMBERS

 

2.1 A number plate will be issued to each rider and is to be attached to the riders' equipment. The number plate must me attached in a manner which makes it clearly visible at all times. The same number shall be used throughout the entire race series events.

 

3.0 EQUIPMENT

 

3.1 All race equipment must be kept in good working order with both front and rear brakes functioning.

3.2 Riders are to use a CE approved full face helmet with a visor at all times.

3.3 Riders will be automatically disqualified if found to be using any electronic means of propulsion.

3.4 The MMBA may stop a rider from participating should it deem that such rider does not have adequate equipment/gear and will therefore be disqualified from the race.

 

4.0 POINTS CLASSIFICATION

 

4.1 Overall DH1 winners will be determined after 4 races.

4.2 Winners for DH2 and DH3 will be determined after 4 races (1 to discard) system. The discard system removes the competitor's worst result out of the 4 races.

In the case of points tie, the competitor will be favoured as follows:
1. Initially: Points from all 4 races (the discarded race will come in play) shall be considered and the winner is decided.
2. Alternatively: Should there still be a tie, the winner shall be decided on overall best finishes from all 4 races. (For example: the competitor who has the most 1sts and/or 2nds, etc.)
3. In any case where the overall winner is unable to avail himself of the overall prize, the prize will go to the next runner up and so forth.

 Category updates for the series

DH1

All riders (the Overall) - This will include all riders participating in the Wheel Wizard Downhill Series.  In this category the overall series championship will be determined and will be based on all 4 races (no option to discard race)

DH2

Seated riders  - This category will automatically eliminate a list of top riders determined from the 2017 series.  These top riders will only be able to compete in the DH1 category. (A list of riders will follow soon).  This category will have the one to discard system when determining the DH2 2018 championship.

DH3

This Category has been formed for new and beginner riders.  Riders with just one race under their belt from 2017 series may also ride under this category. This category will also have the one to discard system when determining the DH3 2018 championship.

CATEGORY CHANGES DURING THE SERIES

During any event any rider with a race run within 2% of the winning run from upper category will be moved up to the respective category.  (example: If a DH3 rider with a race run time within 2% of the DH2 category winner will be moved to DH2).  This rule will apply for the first 3 races of the series and will apply retrospectively for all races. Decisions for any changes will be carried out at the discretion of the DH committee and not an automated system.

TEAMS

This year riders will have the opportunity to team up and register them self as a team BEFORE series opening race.  Each team must be made up of two riders per team. Teammates can`t be changed or swapped during the series.  Riders points will be quoted from the Overall and added to their respective team to form the Downhill Teams classification (we urge all treams to take a DH3 rider under their wing for training)

BEST RUN CHALLENGE

For all riders , Best run TIME of the day (from qualifications and race run) of all riders will be quoted and added to the Best Run Challenge championship. Best total Time at the end of the series wins.  Best Run Challenge will be based on all 4 races and any missed race will have a 3 minute penalty added on to their overall time.

RACE PODIUMS:

Top 3 DH3
Top 3 DH2
Top 3 DH1 (Overall)

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

Full face Helmet, Goggles & Knee Guards are mandatory during races. Any rider competing without the required safety gear will have 5 points deduction in any given run during timed qualifications and race run.  These points will be deducted from the rider's overall series classification points and in any respective category