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RACE RULES
2005 EuropeAN CHAMPIONSHIP of Pedal CAR
 
 
The Karbyk Official Team, organizers of the 3rd European Championship of Pedal Cars, adopts the following Rules for the Races during the event.
 
General rules – Buon senso.
These Championship was born by the idea of the 3 National Associations (Karbyk BPCC and FEVP) to unite in a single friendly Continental competition the different teams organized inside own Countries.
Common objective is to keep on promoting this sport after the successes of the first edition (France, 2003) and of the second (Great Britain, 2004) from whose experiences it has been this rule.
The registration to the Championship confirms the acceptance of this Race Rule and the Technical Rule to which they have to correspond the cars used by the teams.
All the participants are voluntary, with passion of this sport and they try to cooperate for the good result of the demonstration with the objective not to damage some and to dispute a competition in the purest sporting spirit.
It waits us therefore that all the competitors accept such “spirit” in the carrying out of these events, open to whoever wants to make part of it.
The information available at all the participants are present into the followings documents:
·  Technical Rule (International Pedal Car Specification).
·  Race Rules (this document).
·  Entry Form (to send to the organizers before 15th April 2005).
·  Web site www.karbyk.com (where are available for seeing and print all above documents)
 
PROGRAM.
The program of the event, as suitable on the internet web site www.karbyk.com is the following:
Friday, 17th June 2005
·  Times give 18.00 – Reception teams.
·  Times 19.00 – General Briefing.
·  Times 21.00 – “Circuit show” (not obligatory).
 
Saturday 18th June 2005
·  Times 8.30 – Meeting of National Managers (and Briefing pre-competition).
·  Times 8.45 – Start Technical Verifications.
·  Times 10.00 – Start First Race (1 hour).
·  Times 11.30 – Start Second Race (2 hours).
·  Times 16.00 – Start Third Race (3 hours).
 
Sunday 19th June 2005
·  Times 9.00 – Start Technical Verifications.
·  Times 9.45 – Briefing pre-competition.
·  Times 10.00 – Start First Race (3,5 hours).
·  Times 16.00 – Start Second and Last Race (30 minutes ).
·  Times 17.15 – Awards.
 
 
Chapter 1 – Team.
1.1 – Composition; the teams can be composed from a maximum of 4 pilots + 1 reserve.     There are no limits to the number of the people of the staff provided that these don't hamper the other teams.
1.2 – There aren’t categories of age:  for the small ones of 18 years for a deliberation written is asked some parents that excludes the organizers from every responsibility.
1.3 – The organizers are not responsible for damages, wounds or any situation can be caused and received by the participants.
1.4 – Substitutions; they are not permitted substitutions if not for serious accident (traumas, wounded e/o others).     In these cases the pilot can be replaced by the reserve, but once performed such change the substituted he cannot re-enter in competition anymore (even in one different day…).
1.5 – Number of changes: there are no limitations to the number, frequency and time of substitution of the pilots.     Every team can appraise when and whether to replace his own pilots according to own strategy of competition.
 
Chapter 2 – Pit stops.
2.1 – Pit stop; the substitutions of the drivers and all the mechanical operations of assistance e/o maintenance that they involve other components of the team besides the pilot, can only be effected in the pit lane of box area.     This last must be crosses in full both in entrance and in exit.     In case of the car don’t respect the entry/exit, the team it will be penalized with one lap subtracted to those runs.
2.2 – In the case that a simple mechanical problem was had to verify along the run, ONLY the car-driver can operate on the vehicle, moving the car out of trajectory (for instance the fall of the chain).     If the intervention requires more hands, it will be necessary to bring the vehicle to the box pit-lane.
2.3 – Attention; when it is entered and it is gone out of the pit-lane it is necessary to watch out particular for the present teams that the change is effecting, to moderate the speed and to avoid in every case contacts with vehicles or firm people to the box area.     Who effects the change of the drivers, substitution rubbers e/o mechanical interventions it has to allow the other teams to cross the passage of the pit-lane.
 2.4 – Penalty; they are anticipated sanctions (a lap subtracted to those runs) every time that a team provokes the stop of other vehicles (least 5 second).     Such penalty can be doubled or tripled if such situation was voluntary, repeated, or particularly long.
 
Chapter 3 – Technical assistance.
3.1 – Place; all the interventions on the cars must be effected to the pit-lane, therefore NOT in circuit trajectory.     If the vehicle had to stay firm along the circuit, they will be the members of the team to owe to bring it to own box, watching out for not to occupy the trajectory or creating situations of danger for the other competitors.
 3.2 – Formality; the car can take back only the run if after the intervention it will still respect the safety criterions and the approved characteristics in the technical verifications (you also see chapter 7 - Cars).
 
Chapter 4 – Behavior in circuit.
4.1 – Slow vehicles; the cars more slow they don't have to hamper the run of those faster, that they however have to find the surest way to effect the overtaking.
4.2 – Overtaking; the driver of the fastest vehicle has to make himself feel from that slower, telling it some own intention to want to pass to Dx or to Sx (operation to be effected in advance).
NOTE: you can use normal rule of BPCC “On your Right” or “On your Left” translated “TUA DESTRA” for Right and “TUA SINISTRA” for Left.     Please, take patient because some Italian people are difficult to accept drive commands…
 
 
Chapter 5 – Dangerous guide and penalty.
5.1 – The direction of competition (manager and commissioners) if you notice dangerous the behavior of competition one driver, will initially effect an oral call to the team, while in case of continuation of such behavior aside also of other members that compose the team - with a penalty on the effected turns (from 1 to 5 laps) and - in final solution - with the disqualification of team.
5.2 – For dangerous guide it’s intended: contact in competition excessively numerous or deliberate, “cut” of the trajectories to the other competitors, behaviors that can create situations of danger for other teams, etc.
5.3 – Doping; is not permitted the assumption of alcoholic or drugs, punished by the immediate disqualification of the competition.
 
Chapter 6 – Safety.
6.1 – Helmet of protection; every competitor has to wear the helmet of protection (cycle type) every time that the driver is found to the guide of the car, even if only for a lap of test.
6.2 – The helmet must correctly be wears and closed under the chin.
6.3 – Every component of the different teams has to try to avoid situations of danger for itself and for the other people present on the field of competition, adopting all the precautions during the carrying out of a competitive demonstration.
 
Chapter 7 – Cars.
7.1 – Quantity; every team can use only one car in competition and it will owe to have overcome the technical verifications of the morning (you see specific Technical Rule).
7.2 – Technical verifications; effected to the morning of every single day (you see event program) and once applied the correspondent stamps of approval you cannot be more replaced within the day.     The second day, if the team retains necessary, you can introduce a different vehicle from that precedent, but once chosen the car and you overcome the verifications you cannot change it anymore.
7.3 – Exceptions; only in case of particular demands (sudden crash, specific extraneous to the technical rule, etc.) the change of the car can be granted, but only if everybody the subscribe teams accept the motivations of such substitution.
 
Chapter 8 – Score.
8.1 – Method; the European Championship 2005 are articulated on two days and 5 competitions.     Every single run allows the teams to get an score points whose sum will decree the classification absolute ending.
8.2 – Points; as general rules, every hour of competition is worth 1 point multiplied for the number of subscribed teams.
Example with 15 teams subscribed:
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    1 hour Race, the first team classified will earn 15 points, the second 14 points, the third 13 points and the others to climb…
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    2 hours Race, the first team classified will earn 30 points, the second 28 points, the third 26 points and the others to climb…
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    3 hours Race, the first team classified will earn 45 points, the second 42 points, the third 39 points and the others to climb…
8.3 – For the competition of 3,5 hours, a coefficient will be applied equal to 4 hours: in the example the first team classified will earn 60 points, the second 56 points, the third 52 points and the others to climb…
8.4 – Final Race (30 minutes): independently from the number of the subscribed teams and from the time, the score of this competition it’s the following:
1st classified, 55 points        2nd classified, 50 points      3rd classified, 48 points
from 4th classified (46 points) up to 12th classified (30 points) – it’s gone down of 2 points every position,
from the 13th classified (29 points) up to 41th classified (1 point) – it’s gone down of 1 point every position.
8.5 – Laps; doesn't exist a minimal number of laps to effect for take the points, but the team will always have to introduce his own car on the start grid in the competition with a pilot to edge (obviously positioning at the end of all cars if it is conscious of not possibility to start/run).    
 
Chapter 9 – Classification. 
9.1 – Race management; every single competition is timed with computerized system and the data they will be visible in real time on the special monitor (whose location will be communicated in the pre-competition briefing).     To such monitor all the members of the teams can visit/see, every whenever desires him.     The zone of the race Direction (named “Trapiche”) is forbidden to all the present people instead, with the only exception for the staff-organization members (Speakers, Race Manager, Responsible timing).
9.2 – Transponder; during the technical verifications will be applied the component that serves to the survey of the times and the crossed turns to the cars.     Every team will have to be careful to the correct positioning of the same and will have to pay a penalty in case of dismay or damage of 70 €uro’s value.
9.3 – Claims; in case of confrontations, these must have introduced within 20 minutes from the official publication of the classifications, exclusively to the Manager of competition from the Responsible of the team.
 
Chapter 10 – Briefing.
The presence is fundamental than at least 1 responsible for team, in how much during these meetings all the necessary operational information to the correct carrying out of the demonstration are given, inclusive possible changes to the program for causes of great strength.
 
Chapter 11 – Timetable.
11.1 – Respect; the precision in the respect of the timetable of the demonstration is recommended for avoiding useless losses of time and, at the same time, to show the passion for this sport with an almost professional behavior.
11.2 – Attention; the member’s of organizers staff will do the possible to maintain these timetable trying to favor all the demands, but they aren’t forced to have to call every single person…
11.3 – Time after; any claim can be approved if the times are not respected, saved the anticipated applications for particular demands (in such case the possible one will be done for allowing to every team to be themselves under the better conditions to continue the competition).
 
Chapter 12 – Start position.
12.1 – First race; the numeration of the cars will be made on base of the 2004 European Championship, to which will be added all the teams in order of registration (you see entry form that you can download by the web site www.karbyk.com ).     Therefore the first competition will see the teams positioned with the above list composed.
12.2 – Following races; start grid will be formulated in base to the order of arrival of the preceding competition.
 
For every necessity, the Karbyk Official Team can be contacted to the followings address:
 
KARBYK OFFICIAL TEAM
via Guglielmo Marconi, n° 18
33010 Reana del Rojale (UD) Italy
Tel. and Fax 0039 0432 857504