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International MX News : MX / SX World Championships
19.12.2008 Motocross Grand Prix Commission: changes to the Rules for 2009
The Motocross/SuperMoto Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Wolfgang Srb, President of the CMS/FIM, Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream, and Takanao Tsubouchi, MSMA Secretary General, in a meeting held in Monaco, on December 4th, decided to introduce the following changes to the Regulations, all for application as from 01.01.2009.
  • All Motocross and SuperMoto Regulations (Rider Behaviour and Assistance): "Marshals are not allowed to assist riders to re-start their motorcycles."
  • All Motocross and SuperMoto Regulations (Rider Apparel): "Long hair must be contained within the helmet."
  • All Motocross Regulations (Rider Apparel): "Gloves must be worn at the start of each practice, qualification or race."
  • FIM Junior + Women's Motocross World Championship (Rider Behaviour and Assistance): "Riders may not use any starting aid devices. However, starting blocks are allowed."
  • FIM Women's Motocross World Championship (Number Plates): "The following colour schemes shall be used:
  • Blue background White numbers/FIM logo. The following colours shall be used, following the RAL colour table, i.e.: Blue 5005"
  • All Motocross Regulations: All the relevant articles concerning the free practices, pre-qualifying practices and qualifying races as well as the time tables to be adjusted.
  • MX3 (Motorcycles and Classes): "MX1 and MX2 motorcycles may also participate in the MX3 class."
  • The FIM Junior Motocross World Championship will have an additional class as of 01.01.2010: 65cc with a minimum age of 10 years and a maximum age of 12 years. There will be two separate races of 15 minutes + 2 laps each. All the classes (65cc, 85cc, 125cc) will be exclusively 2-stroke.
  • As of 01.01.2010, Biofuels will be allowed in all CMS disciplines incl. E10 and E85 (for more details, specifications and characteristics: see the FIM Press Release of 25 October 2008 about the 2008 FIM Congress, main decisions).
Source: Press Release FIM
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