GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO 6th edition 6-7-8 oct 2023
COMPETITION RULES version 1 - 17 / 05 / 2023
DIGITAL INFO BOARD WILL BE USED - SPORTITY APP for IOS and android ( event password is 23GME)
1. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
All participants and all individuals involved in any way in organizing and running GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO competition are required to know and comply with this regulation.
The organizer may refuse to register or may eliminate from the competition, even during the competition, any competitor who does not comply with this regulation, who has an aggressive or unsportsmanlike behaviour, who disturbs the competition development through their behaviour or create an unpleasant or tense atmosphere.
Ignorance of the regulation does not exempt anyone from any liability and consequences.
EET zone / GMT + 03:00 is the official time zone of the GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO competition.
2. COMPETITION INFO
Name : GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO
European UEM registration number : tba
Organiser: MOTO CLUB HAITA DEVA
Period: 06-07-08 of october 2023
Location: Baita village, Hunedoara County
Competition Office location : Craciunesti Village , Administrative Cultural Building GPS 46°00'54.3"N 22°52'21.5"E
Google map location for the office 46°00'54.3"N 22°52'21.5"E - Google Maps
MOTO PARK : GPS 46°02'00.4"N 22°53'09.3"E , program will be announced
At the competition headquarter will be held all the events related to organizing and conducting this competition (registration, briefing, results listing, filing appeals, award ceremony,etc.).
The organizer will use a digital infoboard on mobile phones through SPORTITY platform. The SPORTITY app can be downloaded on IOS and Android and the password for the event is "23GME"
The organizer will set up a motorcycle park ( Baita village GPS 46°02'00.4"N 22°53'09.3"E), enclosed, where the competitors can leave their motorcycles. Leaving the motorcycle in the park is the choice of the competitors.
MotoPark opening times will be announced.
Inserting/Removing the motorbike in/out of the park can be done only by the competitor himself based on a ticket/card provided by the organizer at registration. Insertion / removal of motorcycles to / from the park is not possible in the time interval 08 pm – 08 am, unless the approval of the competition (race) director is obtained.
In any justified case when the competitor himself cannot be present for removing the motorbike from the park, the approval of race director is mandatory. Race director could ask for any documents and/or whatever he needs necessary for releasing the motorbike from the park to other person than the competitor himself.
Inside the perimeter of the motorcycle park the competitors are obliged to obey to the folowing rules:
- Smoking is strictly prohibited;
- No motorcycle maintenance and/or repair is allowed;
- Competitors are forbidden to move or touch another competitor's motorcycle. If access to his own motorcycle is blocked by other contestants’ motorcycle / motorcycles, a competition official or the respective competitor / competitors will be asked to be present.
Failure to follow the park rules reported by one of the competition officials will lead to the immediate removal of the competitor / competitors concerned from the competition.
The race director will approve the removal of the competitor from the race after hearing the rider’s point of view.
3. RACE SCHEDULE
Thursday 5 oct 2023 17-21 paperwork and registrationn validation / office Craciunesti Village / Administrative building GPS 46°00'54.3"N 22°52'21.5"E
Friday 6 oct 2023 8-14 paperwork and registrationn validation / office - Craciunesti Village / Administrative building GPS 46°00'54.3"N 22°52'21.5"E
14:00 Briefing Moto Park: Baita village - Moto Park GPS 46°02'00.4"N 22°53'09.3"E
14:30 Departure as organized group from Moto Park to the PROLOGUE START
15:00 PROLOGUE START FIRST TIME
18:00 RACE TRACK CLOSING
Saturday 7 oct 2023 9:00 Departure as organized group from Moto Park to the DAY2 START
9:30DAY 2 START FIRST TIME
14:00 CLOSING OF THE REFUELLING POINT
17:30 RACE TRACK CLOSING
Sunday 8 oct 2023 9:00 Departure as organized group from Moto Park to the DAY3 START
9:30 DAY 3 START FIRST TIME
14:00 CLOSING OF THE REFUELLING POINT
17:00 RACE TRACK CLOSING
16:00 AWARD CEREMONY - MOTO PARK
The organizer reserves the right to modify the above hours if necessary and undertakes to bring this to the competitors awareness at least by posting the information on the digital information panel - SPORTITY APP / website.
GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO competition is an OPEN race which can be attended by any riders, regardless of their nationality and who have paid the registration fee and have the following documents:
Valid riding license issued by the Romanian Motorcycling Federation (FRM), or accepted by this organization (like international enduro licenses accepted by FIM/UEM)
The registration for 2023 GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO should be made online on www.motoclubhaita.ro.
Romanian competitors should have a valid hard-enduro FRM (Romanian Motorcycling Federation) license;
Romanian competitors that dont have any kind of license can acquire a one race enduro license issued by FRM. This one race FRM license is valid only for the 2023 GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO competition.
Foreign competitors should have a valid international enduro license issued by FIM/FIM-Europe (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) or a valid national enduro license issued by their home national motorcycling federation, both accompanied by the written start permission issued by their home national motorcycling federation (the document called Rider Start Permission); Foreign competitors that dont have any kind of license should get written release permission issued by their home national motorcycling federation (the document called Rider Release) in order to purchase a one race enduro license issued by FRM (Romanian Motorcycling Federation).
The Rider Start Permission and Rider Release documents can be made individually (for a single rider) or in a group (for several riders) and can be issued only by the competitor home national motorcycling federation. Both of these documents have to be written in the English language otherwise they will not be officially recognized.
In order to apply for a Romanian one race license the competitors needs an accident insurance for motorcycling competitions and a sport medical certificate.
Insurance for one race can be acquired at the Secretary Office of the competition and is valid only for the 2023 GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO competition.
Sports medical certificate for one race can be acquired at the Race Office before the race
Riders over 50 years of age are required to have a cardiological check on their medical certificate
The competitors, who, until the competition first day did not turn 18, will not be enrolled without consent to participate in the competition granted before the notary by both parents. This should be presented at the registration office in original, and will remain at the organizers. If not in Romanian that paper should be translated into English.
5. REGISTRATION FEE
The registration fee is for 2023 GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO is 300 EUR , valid till 15/09/2023. Starting 16/09/2023 the registration fee is 350 EUR. The payment of the participation fee should be made following the instructions received by email.
The registered competitors have the option to postpone the registration fee for further edition of GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO instead of the refunds below
The refund for registered competitors who will not join the race by any reason , will be in amount of 75% for the refund request arivved by email till 15th of september 2023. Starting 16th of september 2023 the refund will be in amount of 50%. There will be no refunds for the request arrived after 30th of september 2023 or for the registered riders who will not show up at the registration office without prior notice.
For a refund the competitor should send a refund request by email at email@example.com containing full name/ IBAN/ SWIFT/ name of the bank/ City / Country./ and telephone nr.
In case of 'force majeure' when competition need to be rescheduled, the participants who cannot follow the new schedule for GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO have the option to postpone the registration fee for the future edition or to ask for a refund. The refund will be 75% of the registration fee
6. RACE CLASSES
GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO competition has three classes:
- Class PROFESSIONALS / PROFI
- Class EXPERTS
- sub class : VETERANS ( >= 45 years old )
- Class HOBBY
- sub class LADIES
Riders can change class till the registration validation and starting package pickup.
Till 30th of september 2023 if a competitor decide to change class he will receive a starting number in the other category, according with his fee payment date. After that date if a competitor decide to change class, his starting number in the other class will be at the end of the competitors list in the new class.
After registration validation and starting package pickup changing the class is not possible.
Class changings made at the race office in Baita will be done after a 50 EUR payment.
7. STARTING NUMBERS - BIBS
The starting numbers are assigned in order of registration applications by the organizer. A registration application is considered done at the moment when participation fee entered in organizer’s bank account.
As an exception, the winners (1st place ) each class of any of the prevoius editions GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO can choose their starting number.
The starting numbers cannot be changed during the competition. It is forbidden to start a day without presenting, applied on the motorbike and clean, the starting numbers attributed by the organizer(one in front, two on the sides). It is forbidden to manufacture the starting numbers. The riders will use only the stickers provided by the organizer. In case of starting number sticker damage, the competitor will ask the organizer to assign them a replacement.
The organizer will delay the start of a rider who has damaged or dirty starting number on the motorbike. Those riders will start at the end of each class after the problem of damaged or dirty number is solved.
For Class A the numbers will be from 1 to 100
For Class B the numbers will be 101 to 300.
For Class C the numbers will be 301-500.
According to the number of registered competitors, the organizer could change the starting numbers range for each class.
Any enduro or motocross bikes are allowed to start, two/four strokes, with one or two cylinders, which have been accepted at the technical inspection. The technical verification will be performed by a technical committee consisting of race officials before contest registration clearance. Any offroad tires are allowed. It is forbidden to use tires with ice nails / screws / metal insertion or any modification for increasing traction.
Changing the motorbike during the race is allowed after race director approval, if this new one will pass the technical inspection. A rider who want to change the race bike after the registration validation should announce the race director before. Riding a motorbike during the race witch no approval of the race director means disqualification.
8.1 TECHNICAL ISSUES
The organizers will not accept motorcycles with MAJOR technical faults or any other changes which might endanger the safety of competitors or spectators. Anytime during the race, the officials will stop any competitor who will ride a motorcycle with tehnical or some sort faults / damages or modifications leading to endanger riders/spectators safety
Any repair, parts replacement or intervention on the motorcycle is allowed. (following the moto park and enviromental rules).
At the technical inspection the riders will present the motorcycle and safety helmet.
Throughout the competition the contestants are required to wear protective gear: helmet, boots, body, limb protectors. Riding the race track without the helmet means disqualification from the race.
9. START PROCEDURES
General considerations for all competition days:
The competitors registered in Class PROFI will start first, then the competitors registered in Class EXPERT, then class HOBBY.
If a competitor is not present for start (cannot start) when their turn/time comes, they will start at the end of their class PROFI , EXPERT or HOBBY. Those riders will start acording to starting numbers.
Moving the competitors in the start area will take place in a group led by the organizer. The group is created in the headquarter area at the time announced by the organizer.
Day 1: the competitors will start one by one 10-30 seconds gap, acording to starting number provided by the organizer.
Day 2: The riders will start in the order of the provisional standings drafted after the day 1, thus the competitor with the lowest time during the day 1 (including time penalties) will start first. The competitors will start one by one every 10-30 seconds.
Day 3: The competitors will start in the provisional ranking order drafted up-to-date (day 1 + day 2), thus the competitor with the lowest time (including time penalties) will start first. The competitors will start one by one every 10-30 seconds
10. COMPETITION ROUTE / RACE TRACK
Track lenght each day will be announced soon. There will be 200 km of track for the race ( 3 days)
*The organizer will provide two fuel supply points, one for the day 2 and one for the day 3. The refuelling points will be supplied by the organizer with gasoline (95) for 4t motorcycles and gasoline blend for 2t motorcycles . The oil used for 2T blended gasoline will be announced. The organizer will NOT provide oil for TPI engines.
The contestants are required to fill their motorcycles themselves, without any help from the organizer.
Each day of competition will have a maximum riding time notified by the organizer at the breafing. The competitors on the track when the maximum time expires will advance on the track up to the next checkpoint, where they will follow the organizers’ instructions.
The refueling points are like time checking points. The maximum time to get to the refueling point will be announced at the briefing. The riders who will reach the refuelling point after the maximum time expires will follow the organizer advice.
The race track will be closed by the „The sweepers”. These are organizers who rides motorcycles on the race track and they have the rule of „no man behind”. Any rider in the competition who is caught by the sweepers should follow their instructions. Failure to follow the sweepers instruction can lead to desqualification. There will be no recovery expedition from the organizer for a rider who ignore the sweepers instruction and will get lost or stuck in or outside the race track. The sweepers will report the situation to the race manager who will take the decision after hearing the riders point of view. The sweepers will wear distinctive equipment and stickers on the bike.
10.1 TRACK MARKING AND GPS RELATED
The race track is completely marked with marking tape!
The organizer will provide the GPS track for the riders. The GPS units should be left at the GPS crew disposal each day for the race track upload and should be picked up before the start from the race desk / GPS van in the MOTO PARK area.
GPS IS MANDATORY FOR riding the 2023 GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO.
The GPS track recording is needed for validating the day results and race results. The GPS recording for all days will be checked for validating a top 20 result. For the rest of the riders the GPS recording will be randomly checked. Failure to provide the GPS recording for one day will lead to a time penalty 60-240 minutes.
The riders need to provide the GPS recording in the gpx file format. The recordings on some platformes like Garmin Connect / Strava / or others like this will be not taken into consideration.
The organizer will provide spare batteries for GPS each day for day 2 and 3. For the first day of racing the GPSs should have new batteries previously installed by the riders. NEW batteries will be supplied by the race GPS team, they will be inserted each night into a competitors GPS. Anyway it is advisable for riders to carry spare battries, considering the the GPS recording will be analized and took in consideration for validation the race days, the CP penalty.
Competitors who bring a GPS with integrated rechargeable battery, need to hand in the AC adaptor for the GPS or the GPS will not be accepted.
If a participant loses or damages his/her GPS, a GPS technician needs to be informed.
Allowed Garmin GPS : Competitors can choose any GPS from the list below but we prefer those GPS which have USB connector.
Alpha series: 100
Colorado Series: 300, 400c, 400i, 400t
Dakota Series: 10, 20
Edge 520, 530, 800, 820, 830, 1030, 1030 plus, 1040
eTrex Series: Touch 25, 35, 20, 20x, 22x, 30, 30x, 32x, 35t
GPS Map Series: 62, 62 S, 62 SC, 62 ST, 62 STC, 64, 64 S, 64ST, 66i, 66r, 66 S, 76 C, 76 CS, 76 CSX, 76 CX, 78, 78 S, 78 SC
Montana Series: 600, 610, 630, 650, 650 T, 680, 700i, 750i
Monterra Series: 010-01065-00, 010-01065-03
Nüvi Series: 500, 550
Oregon Series:200, 300, 400 C, 400 i, 400 T, 450, 450 T, 550, 550 T, 600, 600 T, 650, 650 T, 700, 750
Rino Series: 610, 650, 655 T
Zumo Series: 220, 340LM, 550, 590LM, 660, 665
Competitors please consult with Andrei Dragan firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to use another GPS type not in the above list.
ATTENTION : Please backup your GPS data ! Any of your data like POIs, saved tracks etc will be ERASED!
The riders from class B will compete on a single marker colour, and Class A and Class C competitors will compete on two marker colours (class B colour for the shared track sections and a specific colour for the loops that are on route only for class A or class C). There is a third marking colour signalling wrong way / closed / banned road sections.
In the points where category A or C route separates from category B is will be marked with arrows or will be signalled by referees.
In the points where group A or C route rejoins category B route the direction to follow will be marked with bands of both colours, or arrows, or will be indicated by referees.
Marker colours for each class and closed / wrong road portions will be communicated in the breafing and will be listed on info panel at MOTO PARK.
The checkpoints will be marked with CP no. X. The fuel supply points will be clearly marked. The start and finish will be marked accordingly.
10.2 CHECK POINTS (CP)
The checkpoints will be marked by sign “CP X”, where X is the number of the CP. At the CP’s the organizers will create a tape perimeter known as “CParea”. When approaching to a CP the riders should decrease speed and stay alert for avoid collision with the riders waiting to be noted in the CP.
The riders SHOULD stop in the interior of CParea for checking in. If inside the CParea there is more riders, the competitor should stop behind the rider in front of him, waiting for his turn to be noted by the official. Overtaking inside the CParea is strictly forbbiden. After the official confirmation ‘clear to go’ the rider shoul leave CParea imideatlly.
Time penalties as CP failure will be given by the race director on the proposal of a CP official for those who break the CP rules :
for overtaking other riders in the delimited CParea
for not stopping in the CParea, or not obey at CP officials advices
staying in the CParea after the official confirmation - “clear to go”
10.3 REFUELLING POINTS
The organizer will setup a special area sufficient for refuelling. Refilling with fuel is only allowed in this area. Riders should refuel by themselves with no help from the organizer.
Refuelling will be made only with the engine stopped. The refuelling time is not
subtracted from the total time of the competitor.
In the refuelling area smoking is strictly prohibited under penalty of elimination from the competition!
10.4 FINISH OF EACH DAY TRACK
The finish area will be clearly enclosed and marked by the organizer.
Arrival at the each day's finish will be made by stopping in the place visibly marked by the organizer. After confirming the arrival time by the organizer, the contestants must immediately leave the finish area.
For validating the time of the day the riders should move using only the power of his motorbike or his own strenght on the track, at the CP’s and at the finish line.
A valid finish means crossing the finish line (rider&bike) coming from the race track without any help from the outside. The only help accepted is from another rider who is still on the race . (not finished, not DSQ, not DNF)
11. ARBITRATION AND SIGNALLING
The GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO contest officials are:
- Competition Director: will be announced;
- Track Director: Paul Harpa
- The referees responsible for the checkpoints – will be announced
- Head of Technical Revision: Zoltan BURJAN
- Chief of timing : Felix PREDESCU
- Contest Secretary: Cristian RADU
As a general rule, all the officials, referees and commissioners will wear specific outfit and logos that will be communicated to the competitors during the technical meetings so as to be easily recognized. During the contest, at the contest secretariat and in the motorcycle park, the contestants must strictly obey all the officials’ instructions.
12. SAFETY MEASURES
All the competition participants are required to take all the safety measures to prevent their own injury, as well as the injury of other participants, other vehicles, spectators or animals.
When approaching a slower competitor, the quicker competitor must make their presence known before overtaking. The slow competitor is not obliged to observe and take special action to allow passage of the competitor who is approaching.
If a competitor sees an injured competitor, the former must ensure that the latter’s integrity is not in danger and then to notify the nearest official immediately using the telephone numbers provided by the organizer, or if this is not possible by going to the first checkpoint. In case of technical malfunctions, the motorbike will be removed immediately outside the route to avoid collision with other competitors.
In case of technical failure / injury the competitor will not deviate from the competition path so as to make it possible to locate him by the organizer. Any contestant leaves the track at their own risk.
Navigating the track, on any length, in the opposite direction is strictly forbidden!
In those places where the classes are separated, in the area where the paths meet again, the Class C competitor will give right-of-way to Class A or B competitors . Also Class B will do the same with Class A riders.
The contestants must be powered by their own motorcycle or by their own power at all stages of the competition, at each CP, and the end of the race.
13. CODE OF DISCIPLINE AND ARBITRATION
The sanctions are:
- Time Penalty
- Elimination from competition
The penalties are set by the race director, at the officials’ proposal, after hearing in advance of the point of view of the rider in question. The decisions of the Competition Director are final. In case of elimination from the contest the entry fee is not refunded.
13.1 RANKING and TIME PENALTY
As a general rule, GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO competition is governed by "the best time wins" rule. The contestant who will go through the whole course of competition (day 1, day 2, day 3), passing properly through each checkpoint (or missing the maximum number of checkpoints allowed), in the shortest period of time, is the winner of GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO competition. A winner will be ascertained for each class (A ,B and C).
Time penalties and disqualifications:
Missing a checkpoint (checkpoint failure) is sanctioned with a 60-240 minute penalty. Mising more than 3 check points in a race day result in race disqualification, or if there are 6 or less check points for the day, missing half of them leads to DSQ. The number rounds up to the next integer. ( for example if a day has 5 CP , missing 3 means DSQ and if a day has 4 CP, missing 2 means DSQ)
START POINT AND FINISH POINT ARE NO CHECK POINTS. Missing START or FINISH means disqualification for the DAY . This rule does not apply for the first day of racing, when missing START or FINISH (or both) will lead to a time penalty for DAY 1 equal with the biggest time scored in the class plus a time penalty of 15 minutes.
ATTENTION: Showing up in the FINISH AREA from other direction than the race track is NO VALID FINISH TIME.
A valid check point means:
- coming (entering) in a CP from the race track according to riders race class (A, B or C)
- respecting the CP rules and the instructions of the CP officals
- leaving the CP on the race track according to riders race class (A, B or C)
If one or more of this conditions will be not respected, that will mean CP failure and sanction.
All days: The following are considered checkpoint failure:
- Failure of a competitor to appear in a checkpoint;
- The arrival of a competitor at a checkpoint from another direction than the competition route, or from the route of another class;
- The departure of a competitor from a checkpoint in a different direction than the competition route, or on the route of another class.
- Not stopping at the checkpoint in the ‘CParea’ zone.
Disqualification of a competitor can take place under the following circumstances:
- Their presence on the competition track before the start of the competition
- Refuelling with the engine running
- Using external forces to move a motorcycle (other than engine power, physical or mental strength of the pilot, gravity, natural causes)
- Frequent failure to stop at the checkpoint ( or at any other point on the route, if the official requests it to happen).
- Failure to reach the finish line in any competition day
- missing at the start line in any competition day
A competitor who is disqualified on the any day of competition can take the start on the next day(s) of competition, after the start of all the competitors in the race according starting numbers, but he will not be listed in the final results of the race. Disqualification for a day or more means disqualification for the race.
Any appeal will be send by email (email@example.com ) within 60 min. after the results are uploaded in the sportity app. If the results are published after 21:00 hour PM, the appeal is considered it time if it is done till 8:15 next morning.
14. ENVIROMNTAL ISSUES
Because GOLDEN MOUNTAIN ENDURO competition runs in the natural environment the riders, organizers, officials, and all others involved in the competition development should take all the measures need for preserve the nature.
all the maitenance / repairing work at the motorcycling should be done upon a waterproof canvas to prevent fluid leaking the soil. The canvas shoul be at least 160/100 cm and 5-7 mm thickness. For urgent repairing work on the race track the riders should take all the measures to prevent fluid leaking in the soil .
for collecting the used fluids the organizer will provide collecting recipients in the moto park area
Washing the motorbikes is allowed just in the special area set by the organizers. Ask the officials for the place.
Breaking the rules above will generate the verbal warning for the person in case (for the first deviation). The person who was warned and continues to break the rules above will be excluded from the competition.
15. RESPONSIBILITY OF PARTICIPANTS
Each contestant participates in the competition on their own risk. Civil and criminal liability for any damage caused to themselves, other competitors or property any is solely the participants’ responsibility.