RR011 EUROPEAN CUP POCKET BIKE (2006)
RR011.1 SPORTING RULES
The UEM establish every year a European Cup series, for riders on Pocket Bikes.
This rule is an addition to RR 01 and RR 02.
Total of maximum three (3) rounds of two races each should be arranged under jurisdiction of the UEM. In principle in the time frame between July 1st and August 31st of each year.
RR011.1.3 CLASSES, AGE-LIMITS AND RIDERS WEIGHT
Class / Age limits
JUNIOR A 2-stroke / 7-9 years old
JUNIOR A 4-stroke / 7-9 years old
JUNIOR B / 10-12 years old
SENIOR MINI / 13 years and up
SENIOR OPEN / 14 years and up
A class will count only for the Championship if there are more than four (4) riders.
The limit for the minimum age starts on the date of the rider’s birthday. The limit for the maximum age finishes at the end of the year.
There is no weight limit for the riders.
All riders must have a valid UEM Junior licence (Annual or One event) and an approval of their FMN.
Only mini bikes of categories as defined in RR011.2 of the Technical Rules are allowed.
The circuit must comply with UEM rules RR 07 (SRRC) and must have an FMNR homologation.
It must be between 350 and 600 meters long. The starting grid should be minimum 5 meters wide.
Between any two track sides, the clearance must be at least 4 meters.
RR011.1.6.1 MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RIDERS
Length 380 > 450 m 450 > 500 m Over 500 m
Width 4 > 5 m 16 riders 18 riders 20 riders
Width 5 > 6 m 18 riders 20 riders 22 riders
Width Over 6 m 20 riders 22 riders 24 riders
RR011.1.6.2 STARTING GRID FORMATION
The width of the Starting Grid is that provided by the FMNR homologation, except different decision from the Jury President.
Width of start grid Starting Grid
Less than 5 mtr 3-2-3-2-3-2-3
0ver 5 mtr 3-3-3-3-3-3-3
There must be a 1 ½ meter gap between each row
The Pole Position is on the same side as the first turn.
RR011.1.7 APPLICATION AND ENTRY FEE
The organising club must receive the applications in writing not later than 14 days prior to the Race date. The entry fee is € 70,00 EURO (or equivalent in local currency) and will be collected during administrative scrutineering.
All riders must present their valid racing licence. For riders younger than 18 years: responsible is their statutory representative (proxy). This statutory representative must be present during the whole event.
a) maximum of two bikes are allowed for each rider;
b) the outfit and all personal safety equipment is subject to inspection.
Both scrutineerings must be done before participating in the practices.
RR011.1.9 RIDERS BRIEFING
Riders and statutory responsible representative’s briefing must be held the day before the race day in all rounds of the Cup.
Participation is compulsory.
RR011.1.10 OUTFIT AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT
During practice and race, the riders must wear the following clothing, footwear and protections:
a) protective full-face helmet (homologated according FIM Technical rules)
b) leather (or other durable anti-abrasion material) suit
c) gloves of durable material
d) ankle–length leather (or other durable anti-abrasion material) boots
e) knee protectors
f) back protector
All this must fit properly.
RR011.1.11 RIDERS BEHAVIOUR ON THE TRACK
1. Riders may not hinder each other on the track.
2. Riders must continuously hold their feet on the foot bar, especially in the corners. Failing in this will be punished by deleting the fastest lap for each infringement during the concerning practice. During the race, the penalty is 1 sec. added to his total race time.
Exception: is, to sign when entering the pit lane.
3. Riding in opposite direction is absolutely forbidden.
4. Voluntary stopping on the track is not allowed.
5. Proof starts are only allowed after the chequered flag and on a safe place of the track.
6. The speed in the pit lane is, walking speed.
RR011.1.12 FREE PRACTICE
Minimum of one free practice must be planned on the first day of the event. This must be at least 10 minutes long.
RR011.1.13 QUALIFICATION PRACTICE
Two (2) qualifying practices will take place for each class. Each practice must be at least 10 minutes long.
In the case that the number of riders exceeds the capacity of the track (according the track homologation), the organiser must program two practice groups. If a class is split into several groups, these groups must be determined by ballot. Each group must be composed of the same number of riders rounded off to the nearest figure. Changing from group is not allowed.
RR011.1.14 STARTING GRID
The starting grid will be based on qualifying practice results of the first day with the fastest riders on the first row. In case of two races, the starting grid will be the same for both races.
The distance for a race of each category is as follows:
JUNIOR A 6 – 7 km
JUNIOR B 8 – 10 km
SENIOR MINI / OPEN 12 – 15 km
RR011.1.16 TIME SCHEDULE
If races take place over two days, the time schedule is as follows:
First Qualifying Practice
Second Qualifying Practice
RR011.1.17 START PROCEDURE
1. Riders start Sighting lap from the pit lane within 15 seconds. Then the pit lane exit will close.
2. Riders take up their position on the grid according to their practice results.
3. If all riders are on their position, the start marshal will give the start signal for the Warm Up lap with a green flag. Any rider(s) who are still in the pit lane, may start the Warm Up lap from there.
4. After coming back on the starting grid, riders must take up their right position. If a rider starts from a wrong place he will be punished with a 15 seconds penalty.
5. When all riders are on their position the official with the red flag walks to the side of the track. Than the starter will switch on the red light. After 2 to 5 seconds the red light switches off. This is the start of the race.
6. No one may attempt to delay the start.
7. If a rider delay the start, in case of a re-start, he must start from the last place.
8. Any rider who is still in the pit lane, may start the race from there after the group has passed the exit.
9. If the start is not regular and a restart must perform again, it will starts from point 4. of this art.
10. Change of machine is permitted until the leader has passed the finish line after the first lap.
RR011.1.18 ANTICIPATION OF THE START (JUMP-START)
Anticipation of the start (jumpstart) is defined by the motorcycle moving forward when the red light(s) are on. The Clerk of the Course together with the Jury President, will decide if a penalty will be
imposed and must arrange an information to the team and the rider to be notified of such penalty.
The penalty is 15 sec. added to the total race time.
Prizes will be assigned to riders based on classification in each race.
Material prizes are recommended.
RR011.1.20 FINAL CLASSIFICATION FOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Riders receive points for each race in accordance with points table on article RR 01.15.4
Final classification is based on the results of all races.
Protests must be submitted in accordance with the UEM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code, together
with a fee of EURO 130 (or equivalent sum in national currency).
Insurance must be arranged by the organiser and must take out a policy in accordance with national legal obligations. Name of insurance company must be published in Supplementary Regulations.
FMNR must assign the following officials who must be a holder of a UEM or FIM licence for each event of European Cup ( see Art. RR 02.3) :
a) Clerk of the course
b) Chief Technical Scrutinizing
c) Chief Timekeepers
According RR 02.3.1
Each FMN must register his own Delegate to the FMNR not later than 14 days prior to the race.
RR011.2 TECHNICAL RULES
Pocket Bikes are special racing motorcycles equipped with combustion engines.
RR011.2.2 DIMENSIONS JUNIOR A, B, SENIOR MINI AND SENIOR OPEN
Wheelbase: max 620 mm
Length: max 900 mm
Seat height: max 385 mm
Max height Max 540 mm
RR011.2.3 DIMENSIONS SENIOR MIDI (IN SENIOR OPEN CLASS)
Wheelbase: max 675 – 730 mm
Length: max 965 – 1060 mm
Seat height: max 425 – 460 mm
Max height Max 620 mm
Note: Dimensions are subject to ± 5% tolerance only for Art.RR011.2.2 and RR011.2.3.
Single cylinder engine with max. displacement 40 cc (two stroke) or 90 cc (four stroke), air or water cooled, equipped by centrifugal clutch, only single gear.
Ignition/engine control system (CDI) is not admitted.
RR011.2.4.1 ENGINE FOR JUNIOR A ( 2 and 4-Stroke )
Engine as in RR011.2.4 with power restriction:
– Restriction for 2 and 4 stroke: of minimum 3 +/- 0.3 mm thick and a maximum circular hole with a diameter of 9 +/- 0.03 mm in the outlet gate and before the muffler.
– 4-Stroke may have only a 2 valve cylinder head.
– No water cooled engine.
RR011.2.4.2 ENGINE FOR JUNIOR B ( 2 and 4-Stroke )
Engine as in RR011.2.4.1 with power restriction:
– Restriction for 2 and 4 stroke: of minimum 3 +/- 0.3 mm thick and a maximum circular hole with a diameter of 14 +/- 0.03 mm in the outlet gate and before the muffler.
– 4-Stroke may have only a 2 valve cylinder head.
– No water cooled engine.
RR011.2.4.3 ENGINE FOR SENIOR MINI
Engine as in RR011.2.4.2 without power restrictor.
Air or liquid cooled is allowed.
RR011.2.4.4 ENGINE FOR SENIOR OPENEngine is free within the figures mentioned in article RR011.2.4.
Any serial produced carburettor with:
– max diameter of diffuser 15 mm +/- 0.03 (only circular) for 2-stroke Engine for Junior A , Junior B and Senior MINI;
– Junior A and B – 4 stroke : diffuser circular or oval with max surface corresponding to circle area with diameter of 16 mm ; on inlet gate must be present a restriction of 5 (minimum) and 10 mm (maximum) thick and a maximum circular hole with a diameter of 15 +/- 0.03 mm
– Senior MINI 4-stroke : carburettor with diffuser circular or oval with max surface corresponding to circle area with diameter of 18 mm ;
– free for Senior OPEN
Muffler of any design which cannot overlap rear line of motorcycle. Noise limit 97 dBA at 8.000-9.000 Rpm.
The muffler for Junior A/B/C must be a cylinder. Long: 280 mm with a max diameter of 24/25 mm Ø.
A cable operated valve in the outlet is not allowed for all categories.
RR011.2.7 WHEEL AND TYRES
Rims must be from serial production of motorcycle producer. Tyres can be with or without profile. No kart tyres.
Dimension of wheel with tyre: Min. diameter: 240 mm
Max. diameter: 280 mm
Max. width: 110 mm
RR011.2.8 FUEL AND LIQUID
Lead free gasoline max. octane number 100. Liquid of the cooled circuit as FIM Technical rules.
RR011.2.9 STOP (KILL) SWITCH
Kill switch must be placed on left or right side of the steering bar, easily reachable by riders hand and must securely stop the running engine.
RR011.2.10 CONTROL LEVERS / HANDLE BARS
Max length of levers / handles is 120 mm. Each lever / handle must have a ball ending with min. diameter of 14 mm.
It is allowed to flatten the ball to 10 mm. Borders of flattened surface must be rounded with min. radius of 5 mm. This ending must be an integral part of lever / handle. Each lever / handle must be mounted on a separate pivot.
The maximum width of the handlebars (left and right) is 500 mm.
Handlebars must have at least 20 mm of free space between fuel tank, fairing, etc. when in maximum positions.
Maximum width of footrests from top view is 45 mm. Footrests can be of a tip-up type, but must be equipped with a device, which will return them automatically to normal riding position. Each footrest must have integral ball ending cover with min. 8 mm diameter. If footrests are not of tip-up type, they must be equipped with a rubber or Teflon cover.
Motorcycle must be equipped by two independent concentrically operating brakes. One brake is for the front wheel and second brake is for the rear wheel. Hydraulic brakes are forbidden.
Transmission rates are not limited. The chain must be covered by responsible way from the footrest.
A chain guard must be fitted in such a way as to prevent any physical contact between the chain-run and the sprockets.
RR011.2.14 LINING AND FAIRING
Any parts of lining and/or fairing can not overlap front vertical which lead 100 mm in front of front wheel axle.
Mudguards are not considered as parts of linings but must fit in the max. measurements. Any part of motorcycle can not overlap rear vertical which lead 10 mm behind the most rear end of the rear tyre. Sharp edges have to be rounded by 8 mm radius.
RR011.2.15 NUMBER PLATES
All plates must colour coded for each category as follows:
CLASS / BACKGROUND / NUMBER
JUNIOR A / Red / White
JUNIOR B / Yellow / Black
SENIOR MINI / White / Black
SENIOR OPEN / Green / White
On each motorcycle there are two rear number plates, one on the left side and one on the right side.
One number plate is on the front windshield. Free band (background colour) minimum 10 mm width must be around the numbers. Shape of numbers must meet FIM standards.
Inclination of front Number Plate cannot exceed 15 degree from the vertical.
Inclination of rear Number Plates cannot exceed 22 degree from vertical.
Front number height 100 mm width 45 mm thickness of line 15 mm
Rear number height 70 mm width 35 mm thickness of line 10 mm