Dungannon & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd Supplementary Regulations For
Bush Irish & Ulster Championship Road Races on Friday 27th & Saturday 28th June 2014
ULSTER CENTRE PERMIT NUMBER 035/14

Friday Practice

  • Scrutineering: 12noon – 3.30pm
  • Roads close at 4.00pm
  • Roads open at 9.30pm (approx.)

Saturday

  • Scrutineering: 7.15 – 9.00am
  • Roads close at 10.00am
  • Roads open at 7.30pm (approx.)
  • First Race at 10.30am (approx.)
1. JURISDICTION
The race will be held under the General Competition Rules and Standing Regulations of the MCUI and the MCUI Ulster Centre Ltd., these Supplementary Regulations and any further regulations subsequently issued.
2. ELIGIBILITY

For national competitions, drivers and passengers must hold a valid National or International Competition Licence issued by the MCUI or any other FMN. Entrants, drivers and passengers must hold International Licences for International events.

Riders not holding an MCUI licence must carry proof of Insurance and a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN. Any other eligible requirements will be set in Supplementary Regulations for the event and if applicable any Championship Regulations for which the event is a counting round.

3. STEWARDS OF THE MEETING

Keith Carson and Seamus Dobbin  – Appointed by the MCUI (UC) Ltd.

Lester Ferguson – Appointed by the MCUI (SC) Ltd.

Candy Morrison & Jenny Willis – Appointed by the Dungannon & District MCC Ltd.

4. OFFICIALS
Clerk of Course – John McClure
Chief Marshal – Michael Hill
Chief Flag Marshal – Tommy Harland
Chief Paddock Marshals – Tom Williamson & Team
Secretary of the Meeting – Kitty Harland
D & Dist MCC Ltd. Safety Officer – Ray McCall
D & Dist MCC Ltd. Fire Officer – Alaistair Crooks
D & Dist MCC Ltd. Incident Officer – Kenny Gallagher
MCUI (UC) Safety Officers – TBA
Assistant Clerks of Course – George Young
Assistant Chief Marshal – Colin Hill
Assistant Chief Flag Marshall – Philip Martin
Technical Steward – H. Anderson & Team
Assistant Secretary of the Meeting – Norman Crooks
Course Superintendent – James McCartney & Team
Safeguarding Officer – Stephanie Jebb
MCUI (UC) Riders’ Welfare Officer – Yvonne Ward

2014 IRISH/ULSTER ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP
EVENTS:
(a) Moto 3 (Incorporating 125 GP)
(b) Moto 450
(c) 250 GP – To include support rider if they have had 1 years experience on the roads
(d) SS 400 – To include support rider if they have had 1 years experience on the roads
(e) 650 Supertwins – To include support rider if they have had 1 years experience on the roads
(f) Supersport
(g) Senior 201- 1010
(h) Junior Support (201/400/650 supertwins)
(i) Senior Support (401-750 excluding supertwins)
(j) Classic Bikes (a) up to 250cc (b) 251-350cc (c) 351-500 (d) 501-1000
(h) & (i) NO INTERNATIONAL OR SUPER A LICENCE HOLDERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THESE CLASSES
Events (a) & (b) can be run concurrently. Events (b) & (c) & (d) can be run concurrently. Event (b) will start second in any combination
If the 2nd group of class (a) (c) or (d) is slower than the first group of class (b) then class (b) first group will start before the 2nd group of class (a) (c) or (d) etc.
Time keepers to determine time difference between groups at race starts within the MCUI Rules.
A Support rider can take out an International or Super A licence for Short Circuits. This will not affect his Road Racing Licence.
All of the above Classes (a) to (j) to count for Irish Championships except class (b).

5. EVENTS
1. Moto 3 (125cc GP) machines and 450cc single cylinder machines. (8 Laps). Counting for the Moto 3 Irish/Ulster Road Race Championship.
2. 650cc Super Twins Irish/Ulster Championship (8 Laps).
3. Classic Race (a) for up to 250cc (b) over 251-350cc machines runs concurrently (8 Laps). Counting for the Irish/Ulster Road Race Championship.
4. Supersport (as per MCUI Rules) (8 laps). Counting for the Supersport Irish/Ulster Road Race Charnpionship.
5. Support Race for over 200-400 cc machines (8 laps). Counting for the Support Irish/Ulster Championship and Loanends/Michelin Race Series.
6. Bush Open Race for over 201-1010cc machines 4 cylinder machines and up to 1200cc Twin cylinder machines. (8 Laps). Counting for the Senior Irish/Ulster Road Race Championship.
7. Support Race for 401-750cc machines (8 Laps). Counting for the Support Irish/Ulster Championship and Loanends/MichelinRoad Race Series.
8. Superbike Grand Final Race for over 201-1010cc machines 4 cylinder machines and up to 1200cc Twin cylinder machines. (10 Laps) (Non-Championship).
9. Race for over 200-250cc machines (to include 250cc GP machines and 400cc Supersport) (8 Laps). Counting for the 2 Stroke Racing Supporters Club Championship, 250cc Junior Irish/Ulster Road Race Championship and 400cc Supersport Irish/Ulster Road Race Championship.
10. Classic Race (c) for over 351-500cc (d) over 501-1000cc machines runs concurrently (8 Laps). Counting for the Senior Irish/Ulster Road Race Championship.
6. ENTRIES

Entries must be made on the Official Entry Form, completed in every detail and accompanied by the appropriate entry fee of £70 Sterling (€85) per class.
Riders are warned that any entry received without the appropriate fee will be null and void and will be destroyed upon receipt.
RECEIPT OF ENTRY FEE FORMS A CONTRACT, THAT IS BINDING ON BOTH PARTIES.
Cheques to be made payable to the Dungannon & District MCC Ltd. No post-dated cheques will be accepted. Completed entry forms to be sent to Ms Kitty Harland, 4 Coole Park, Glengormley, BT36 6JH.
Telephone: (028) 9029 9469 Mobile: 07730 844839
Entries must be forwarded by the closing date of Saturday 7th June, 2014.
Regulations and Entry Forms are available online at www.bushraces.com

Entrants who are eligible to have their entry fee returned will be subject to a £15 stg. reduction to cover handling charges at Bank.

7. NUMBER OF ENTRIES

A maximum number of 34 solo competitors are permitted on the course in anyone race. If more than this number of entries are received, the promoting club will make a selection based on the experience of the competitor and the suitability of his machine. The promoting club reserves the right to cancel any event if less than 10 entries are received seven days before the event.

8. PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE
Riders not holding an MCUI Licence must produce a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.
9. CHANGE OF RIDER
A change of rider will also entail a change of riding number.
10. SCRUTINEERING OF MACHINES/PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

Before commencing practice, Drivers must take their machines and equipment to the Scrutineers for Inspection. Scrutineering will take place in the Paddock from 12noon until 3.30pm (Friday) and from 7.15am until 9.00am (Saturday). Machines must be presented with Petrol Tank ready for removal to facilitate inspection of the frame. Competition Licences must be available for inspection when signing on.

Only Crash helmets of an approved FIM type, that provide full temporal protection and are no more than 5 years old from the date of manufacture may be used. All helmets of licence holders must bear the 2014 MCUI stamp of approval.

A driver must not practice or race on any machine not scrutineered. It is the responsibility of the Competitor to present for Scrutineering Machines and Protective Clothing which are safe in all respects and which comply with the General Competition Rules of the MCUI.

11. HELMET PENALTY

An MCUI Rider using a Helmet which does not bear the current MCUI Helmet Stamp and that of the Club used on the day, or has been previously rejected by a Helmet Examiner or Scrutineer, will receive a mandatory penalty of 30 days suspension, the entire period to be within the racing season.

12. NUMBER PLATES
As per MCUI Standing Regulations.
13. IDENTITY DISCS
An identification disc / S.O.S. card, which must be worn during practice and racing. These discs may be obtained from Scrutineering.
14. ALCOHOL

Competitors will be selected for tests at any time prior to taking part in an event or practice. The tests will be by breath analysis using an approved breathalyser unit. Any competitor whose test is found above MCUI limit shall be excluded from any further events at the meeting and mandatory penalty will apply.

15. COURSE

The races will be held over the Bush Public Roads circuit, which measures approximately 3.4 miles per lap and is ridden anti-clockwise. Touring on the circuit during practice or racing is not permitted. Drivers must not drive or push their machines in the reverse direction of the course unless under the instruction of an official.

16. PADDOCK

No competitors will be permitted to park in the Trade Area.
All machines must be pushed to the Assembly Area for the start of racing or practising. Competitors will be allowed a controlled warm up period before each practice/race. All machines must be stopped at the Paddock entrance at the end of racing or practising. Anyone wishing to push start a machine, for any reason in the paddock area, must only do so in the area designated by the Promoting Club.
Dogs within the immediate vicinity of the course must be kept on a leash.

17. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

All competitors’ vehicles must carry a Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher with a current inspection certificate. The minimum type is a 2kg extinguisher MUST bear a current Inspection Stamp. The fire extinguisher must be easily accessible and readily available.

18. ELECTRICAL SAFETY

Equipment which is installed or used outside should be of suitable weatherproof construction and needs to be protected from mechanical damage e.g. cables which are likely to be driven over by vehicles. A minimum standard of at least IP55 is required.

19. PITS

The pit area will be clearly marked and situated close to the start. Only one pit attendant per competitor is allowed in the pit area. Signalling to a rider from a position other than the designated area is forbidden. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in the exclusion of the driver and the pit attendant representative from the meeting. No one under the age of 18 is permitted in these areas.

20. PRACTICE

All riders are required to attend the rider’s briefing. Circuit newcomers must attend the course induction which includes a tour of the circuit.

Timed Practice will take place from 4.00pm – 9.30pm to enable all classes to take part. All classes will have a minimum of 5 practice laps. The order and composition of practice will be decided by the Promoting Club.
WARNING: Previous evening practice is compulsory for all competitors. All competitors must complete a minimum of 5 laps of practice.
NO PRACTICE – NO RACE !!

21. RACING
The order and composition of racing will be as follows:

Race 1 Moto 3 (125cc GP) (Irish/Ulster Championships) Moto 450cc Single Cylinder (Ulster Championship)
Race 2 650cc Supertwins (Irish/Ulster Championship)
Race 3 Up to 250cc-350cc Classic (Irish/Ulster Championship)
Race 4 Supersport (Irish/Ulster Championship)
Race 5 201cc-400cc Support (Irish/Ulster Championship)
Race 6 Bush Open Race (Irish/Ulster Championship)
Race 7 401 cc-750cc Support (Irish/Ulster Championship – Daingean Motorcycle Supporters Club Ltd)
Race 8 Grand Final (Non Championship)
Race 9 250cc Junior/400cc Supersport (Irish/Ulster Championships)
Race 10 Over 351cc-1000cc Classic (Irish/Ulster Championship)

In the event of a serious accident or unfavourable weather conditions championship races will take priority.

22. METHOD OF START
All events will be as per MCUI rules – Clutch Starts.
Grid positions will be determined by the MCUI (UC) Grading Committee Timed Practice.
Competitors will start in groups with a minimum 15 second interval between each group. Notification of groupings will be sent by post.

Prior to each race there will be one sighting lap.
N.B. Failure to take up and hold the correct position on the Start Line will result in the relegation of the rider to the rear of the Grid.

23. WET RACE
In the event of wet weather, the Clerk of Course may declare a ‘Wet Race’ and allow riders to change tyres. Applies to all classes.
24. PROHIBITION OF WHEELlEING
The deliberate lifting of the front wheel for the purposes of showmanship is strictly forbidden and may result in the exclusion of the offender from the meeting.
25. STOPPING ON THE COURSE

A rider who breaks down during practice or racing must immediately place his machine on the side of the course, in such a position as not to inconvenience other competitors. A rider rescue service may be provided between races. NO TOURING will be permitted at any time on the course and may lead to disqualification from the meeting.

26. FALLS DURING RACING OR PRACTICE

Riders who fall from their machine are not permitted to continue in the practice session or race until passed fit by a Medical Officer and the machine re-inspected and cleared by Technical Control. Any infringement of this rule will result in the rider being excluded from the remainder of the practice session or race and may result in further penalties. In the event of a practice or race being interrupted by a red flag, any crashed machines will be recovered and taken to Technical Control and released to the team for repair. Once the repaired machine has been re-inspected and cleared by a Technical Official a rider may continue in the restarted practice or race. In the case of the second part of an interrupted race this only applies to the riders classified in the result of the first part.

27. FLAG SIGNALS

During Practice and Racing the following flag signals shall apply:

Yellow Flag with Red Stripes

Warning of slippery surface. (e.g. oil, rain, dirt, etc.) The adhesion on this section of the track could be affected by any reason. This flag is shown motionless at the flag marshals post.

White Flag

Warning that a non competing vehicle is on circuit. This could be for example an official vehicle such as a safety car, an ambulance, etc.

Yellow Flag with Black CrossLast Lap Flag

This flag is displayed to the rider from the start finish line and indicates that the rider is commencing his/her last racing lap of the circuit.

Yellow Flag

Held Motionless The Yellow Flag held motionless is a direct instruction to the rider to Slow Down.
Overtaking is Forbidden. Should a rider inadvertently gain a position (ie. A preceding rider slows at a faster rate), once it is safe to do so, (s)he should return to the original position and may raise his/her hand to indicate same.

Yellow Flag

Waved The Yellow Flag waved is a direct instruction to the rider to Slow Down and Prepare to stop, Overtaking is Forbidden Should a rider inadvertently gain a position (ie. A preceding rider slows at a faster rate), once it is safe to do so, (s)he should return to the original position and may raise his/her hand to indicate same.

Red Flag

The use of the red flag indicates that Racing has been Stopped. Overtaking is forbidden.
Riders shall slow down and may be instructed to return to the starting grid or paddock, as decided by the Clerk of Course (COC). A rider and may raise his/her hand to acknowledge a red flag.

Black Flag

The Black Flag will be displayed motionless with a board displaying a riders race number (usually at start finish line). There is a Serious Problem and the rider must pull off the racing line and stop in a safe position with the utmost care and attention. The Rider must report to the COC.

Chequered Flag When the leading rider has completed the required number of laps (s)he will be shown the chequered flag by an official standing at the start finish line. The chequered flag will continue to be shown to all subsequent riders. Once a rider receives the chequered flag (s)he must proceed safely to the paddock using the designated route.

National Flag

The national flag may be used to start the race, In the event of the national flag being used you will receive clear instruction from the race starter.

* RED FLAG

To be shown on the authority of the Clerk of the Course at designated signalling posts when racing or practice, has been interrupted. The Clerk of Course may exclude a competitor, who breaches the rule, from the meeting or refer the matter to the Stewards of the Meeting.

28. FINISH

To be classified as a finisher, a competitor must have completed 75% of the distance covered by the race winner, and have crossed the finishing line within ten minutes after the race winner has finished. After receiving the chequered flag competitors will be directed back to the paddock by flag marshals.

29. PROTESTS

Protests must be made, in writing, to the Clerk of the Course, in accordance with the General Competition Rules of the MCUI and be accompanied by the prescribed fee of £25 sterling.

30. FUEL
As per MCUI Rules.
31. TRANSPONDERS
All competitors MUST provide themselves with a Transponder for timing purposes as per MCUI specifications.
32. TYRES
As per MCUI Rules.
33. CLASSIC BIKE ADDENDUM
As per Standing Regulations for pre 1973 machines (Chapter 17, GCRs). Machines must be registered with the MCUI.
34. CHAIN GUARDS

Compulsory fitting of a chain guard to all machines from the rear fork (swinging arm) in front of rear drive sprocket to beyond the lower chain run so that nothing can be caught between chain and sprocket. Exclusion at Scrutineering if not fitted.

35. SOUND LIMIT
All machines must be silenced as per MCUI rules. (Limit – 105 decibels)
36. BRAKES

Motorcycles must be equipped with brake lever protection, intended to protect the handlebar brake lever from being accidentally activated in case of collision with another motorcycle.

37. REAR SAFETY LIGHT
All motorcycles must have a functioning red light mounted at the rear of the seat, to be used during wet races or in low visibility conditions as declared by the race direction (Clerk of Course). The rear safety light must comply with the following:

  • The lighting direction must be parallel to the centre line of the motorcycle (running direction) and must be clearly visible from the rear, at least 15 degrees to both the right and left sides of the centre line of the motorcycle.
  • It must be safely mounted on the very end of seat/rear bodywork and approximately on the centre line of the motorcycle. In case of dispute over the mounting position of or visibility of the Rear Safety Light, the decision of the Technical Steward or Scrutineer will be final.
  • The power output/luminosity must be equivalent to approximately 10-15W (incandescent) or 3-5W (led).
  • The light must be able to be switched on and off.
38. AWARDS
Should a driver finish in a position that would entitle him to a placing in a higher group, he shall be eligible for any awards applicable to the higher placing and also to any awards to which he is entitled in his own group. All classes will be subject to the following conditions being fulfilled:

a. That at least 7 competitors come to the grid after practice.
b. Should insufficient entries be received for any class, the promoters have the discretion to cancel any classes or reduce the prize money accordingly.

250 Junior Race (inc Supersport 400cc):
1st £250 2nd £175 3rd £125

Super Twins:
1st £250 2nd £100 3rd £90 4th £70 5th £60 6th £50

Support Class:
Over 201-400 cc: 1st £150 2nd £100 3rd £75 4th £55 5th £45 6th £35
Over 400-750cc: 1st £150 2nd £100 3rd £75 4th £55 5th £45 6th £35

Supersport:
1st £500 2nd £200 3rd £100 4th £90 5th £70 6th £50

Lightweight Class:
Moto 3 (125cc GP) Championship:
1st £250 2nd £150 3rd £100

Bush Open Race:
1st £500 2nd £200 3rd £100 4th £90 5th £70 6th £50

Grand Final:
1st £800 2nd £450 3rd £200 4th £100 5th £90 6th £70

Classic Race (up to 250cc, over 250-350cc, over 350-500cc, over 500-1000cc)
Prizes in each Class will be as follows:
1st £100 2nd £60 3rd £30 4th £25 5th £20 6th £15
(4th, 5th and 6th will only be paid if there are 6 or more starters in each class)

*ALL PRIZE MONEY LISTED ABOVE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each race and each class in Classic Races.