2017 SSV Championship rules and regulations

Vehicle classes

  1. LIMITED - Side-by-side machines up to 900cc
  2. PRO LIMITED - Side by side machines up to 1000cc naturally aspirated
  3. PRO-TURBO - All modified and/or turbo charged side-by-side machines up to 1000cc

Points

 

Place

Points

Place

Points

Place

Points

Place

Points

1

50

6

30

11

20

16

10

2

44

7

28

12

18

17

8

3

40

8

26

13

16

18

6

4

36

9

24

14

14

19

4

5

32

10

22

15

12

20

2

 

The driver who races in a BGS Trophy event with an 800 receives 4 bonus points to his score, while the rider in a 900 will receive 2 bonus points. Except for the number 1 of the race, as the maximum number of points is 50.

 

Penalty Points

Any unsafe behavior or unsportsmanlike conduct will result in a penalty.

After three warnings, a penalty of 20 points in the general classification will be imposed on the competitor.

Failure to comply with the above regulations could lead to the exclusion or non-classification of the competitor.

All that is not precisely written is forbidden.

Only the race direction is authorized to take the decisions related to the present regulations.

 

Co-pilot

Co-pilot is not required.

A co-driver is entitled to 2 bonus points per race when the organization authorizes a passenger.

 

Security

Required equipment:

  • Harness
  • Nets
  • Helmet and gloves
  • Roll bar
  • Mirror
  • Co-driver handle
  • Race suit (suggested)

Machine Eligibility

For all events and classes, all vehicles must be production machines that retain the basic factory manufactured configuration and manufactured engines with a fully functional four-wheel-drive system.

 

Chassis

For all BGS Trophy events, the only permitted modification to the chassis is the adding of strengthening material to factory suspension mounting points, or upgrading the roll cage safety to FIA standards.

The lengthening of vehicles and all other modifications are prohibited.

 

Wheels & Tyres

Competitors have a free choice of wheels and tyres.

 

Shock Absorbers/Suspensions

For all SSV Championships, replacement of standard shock absorbers for aftermarket long travel suspension is permitted providing the original chassis mounting points are retained. Suspension pivot and mounting points may have additional material added (gussets) for the purpose of strengthening, but factory material must not be removed.

 

Vehicle Width

Vehicles must comply with production measures that maintain the factory-made basic configuration.

 

Engine

For all BGS Trophy events:

  • Gearbox modifications are prohibited
  • All internal engine modifications are prohibited unless otherwise stated below
  • Every vehicle including open class vehicles must have a functional reverse gear
  • All power modifications are forbidden. If you are unsure, please ask.
  • Vehicles must retain the manufacturers chassis and fundamental layout
  • All vehicles must retain the manufacturers engine, which must remain the original cubic capacity
  • Any vehicle found to be in breech of the engine regulations will be referred to the Clerk of the Course.

Fuel

All classes and events competitors must use fuel, which is publicly available from fuel station pumps.

Unleaded fuel with a maximum RON rating of 102 is permitted.

Higher-octane fuel or additives are strictly prohibited.

 

Exhausts

For all BGS Trophy events, vehicles must be fitted with a manufacturer supplied exhaust. 

This can be the standard exhaust fitted to the vehicle by the manufacturer, or a manufacturer approved dealer fitted item.

All dealer fitted items must have a manufacturer part numbers and comply with the following SSV noise regulations:

  • The noise limit is strictly 110 dB
  • Some specific events may require lower dBA limits

Doors

All side-by-side machines must be equipped with either factory or aftermarket side doors, with permanent or secondary latching system. Machines may run approved net configuration doors providing the latch system is serviceable.

 

Horns                          

Use of vehicle horns is permitted.

Vehicle horns are only to be used to inform a slower driver of the presence of a faster vehicle; abuse and overuse of horns will not be tolerated.

 

Lamps

For all BGS Trophy events, light system must be fitted and functioning.

Lights may be in the permanently ON position or fitted with an ON/OFF switch.

Stop lights must be fitted and functioning. No other lighting equipment is mandatory.

 

Technical Control

Random checks will be carried out on a selection of vehicles at every event.

Any vehicle found to not conform to BGS Trophy Regulations would be referred to the Clerk of the Course.

 

Change of Machine

 

The change of vehicle is prohibited during races. Any reserve vehicle is forbidden.

 

Start Position

For the first race of each event, the start position will be based on the registration order. For the other ones, it will be based on the general results.

 

Repairs and Exiting Vehicles on Track 

If vehicles suffer a mechanical failure, occupants are to remain in the vehicle until recovered off the track and a DNF is issued.

If either driver or passenger exits the vehicle whilst still on track, he will be retired from the race, unless instructed by an official to assist in the righting of an overturned vehicle. 

Drivers may carry out basic repairs on track, should they deem the vehicle position to be safe and not a hazard to other racers. If recovery is required from the event staff, the vehicle will incur a penalty. This will be detailed in the individual event regulations.

If the vehicle can make it back to the designated pit/repair area under its own steam or competitor recovery, then further repairs may be carried out.

Outside assistance/additional mechanical help is permitted inside the designated pit/repair area.

 

Paddock Discipline

Motorised vehicles in the paddock are restricted to walking pace at all times. BGS Trophy staff will discipline teams that breach this rule.

 

Evening Conduct

Conduct is to be of the highest order. All competitors are reminded that they are responsible representatives of our sport and the BGS Trophy brand.

Drugs/alcohol are not compatible with motorsport.   

Race officials and marshals are also subject to these rules and regulations in order for the sport to be fully insured and legal.

 

Litter and Pets

Teams are kindly reminded to ensure all litter/rubbish is removed from their pit areas before they leave the site.

Dogs are welcome on site and are to be kept under the owners' control at all times.

 

For vehicles which do not comply with the above regulations, a penalty of 5 points for each non-respected rule will be imposed to the competitor in the general classification.

  

Contact point for competitors

BGS TROPHY TEAM

  • Brice Joly (FR): + 32 (0) 477/68 83 51
  • Guillaume Taens (FR, NL, ENG): +32 (0) 475/45 30 65
  • Steve Gathy (FR, ENG): +32 (0) 478/93 30 61

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