2018 Rule Change Discussion

Discussion in 'Rules and Regulations' started by DEFBOY35, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. Snak

    Snak New Member

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    5.5 600 Superbike
    • Engine displacement: four cylinders: 640cc or less, triples up to 680cc, twins up to 750cc, single cylinder – no restriction.
    • Tires – DOT or slicks
    • Must meet 5.3 Sportbike rules
    • No external timing devices (Lap timers, Pit boards)
    • Open to all Intermediate or Expert riders
    I was taking a read through the rules and noticed these two points in 600SBK. Why would these rules not mirror Superbike with a displacement cap? If your equipment must meet the Sportbike rules is this not just a longer 600SS race? And why would there be no lap timers in this race?

    I propose to change the rules to unlimited modification (except engine displacement) and remove the timing devices from section 5.5.
     
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    Our sportbike rules are essentially Superbike rules anyway, but didn't know about the timing device part (or understand why?).
     
  3. DEFBOY35

    DEFBOY35 EMRA Executive Member

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    Is it too late to protest all of Jon, brian and Ryan's results for the year. I know they all had timers on. Ha. Probably that toews guy as well!!!

    I don't ever remember that being in there. The only class that rule applies is the formula 112. So yes that should be removed.
     
  4. Dave86

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    Yeah that was definitely a formatting issue when the page got pasted in, that is a rule for F112 and not 600SBK, it's been corrected.
     
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    I want to again propose getting rid of the intermediate class and just having pro or novice that reflects the model in most clubs.
    This will save time by reducing the amount of races. Yes it sucks for fast pro's but they are the minority in the present structure.
     
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    How about a group a grom can race in :). Hehehe - but no im serious :)
     

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    That person looks a lot smaller than you.......
     
  8. nac.00

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    unfortunately the track is just plain too big for a grom. racing a 250 is probably as small as you'd want to go on that track. We raced CBR125s at the cart track inn Strathmore, in BC they have the Grom Prix at their mini track.
     
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    It may be a crazy question but has there been thought about adding an endurance race to the schedule?
    It could be teams of 2 to 4 racers on 1 bike going for a total of 3 or 6 hours.
     
  10. Dave86

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    We ran endurance races years ago at Stratotech, they were fun but always lost money at a track where the rental cost was half what it is now, so they're just not financially viable.
     
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    A quick Google search turns up aftermarket belly pans for the common motard and naked SV type bikes that currently run in our club without a belly pan. So if this change does go forward, in the sake of consistency, we should have thorough discussions about which, if any bikes are exempted and why.
     
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  12. Jason Henton

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    I don't think we've had many issues from bikes that have passed tech, but I've been wrong before.. The K&n thing stands out and was previously addressed. That said, I run full bodywork on my sv. It's not as easy as a "it's available" situation. Custom brackets, fibreglass had to be modified, and full aftermarket exhaust to help clearance everything. Depending on what tires im running, it drags in the corners.. I'm all for it, but I also think that a lot, if not all, of the issue can be addressed with proper preparation.
     
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