2014 Motocross-SuperMoto Grand Prix Changes
By Youthstream | 28 Nov 2013



FUNCHAL (Portugal), 28 November 2013 - The Motocross/SuperMoto Grand Prix Commission, composed of Mr Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream, Dr Wolfgang Srb, Director of the CMS/FIM, and Takanao Tsubouchi, Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers’ Association (MSMA) Secretary General, met in Chavannes-de-Bogis (Switzerland) on 31 October.


The Motocross/SuperMoto Grand Prix Commission unanimously adopted the following changes to the 2014 Regulations:

FIM Standards for Motocross Circuits
047.3.8 Contiguous tracks
Contiguous tracks should, where possible, have a minimum width of approximately 10 m between them.

Contiguous tracks must be separated and protected by any of the following: wood fence, plastic fence, straw bales and/or advertising material.

Special attention must be focused on contiguous areas so that no unfair advantage can be gained by any rider cutting them out.

047.4 Track marking and fencing
In the FIM MXGP/MX2, the Women's, Junior and Sidecar Motocross World Championships, the FIM Motocross of Nations and the FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup, the course should be defined by the following:

a) Course markers
The course markers define the side of the track and may be manufactured plastic course markers, straw bales, earth banking or flexible advertising material, etc.
Riders must stay inside the original marked course all the time.

b) Neutral zone
The neutral zone is the area between the side of the track marked by course markers and the track marking (neutral zone outer limit). The neutral zone may vary in width but, where possible, should be approximately one meter wide. Wherever possible, this zone should be an earth banking, continuous or intermittent and approximately 50 cm high.

c) Track marking
The exterior of the track may be marked by course markers, straw bales, foam rubber blocks, earth banking, advertisement banners and/or flexible fencing.

d) Spectator control barriers
The spectator control barriers may be of varied types of construction, preferably chain-link fence and should be of sufficient strength to control spectators and not restrict their vision. These barriers should, where possible, be approximately 2 meters high and a minimum of approximately 5 meters from the track marking (neutral zone outer limit), creating a free area for official personnel. These barriers will also be used to create spectator zones.

047.5.2 Starting straight
3rd paragraph deleted:
The starting straight may only be used for the start and must not be crossed or used as part of the course except at the end of the lap.

FIM Motocross World Championships/Cup
2.10 Rider behaviour and assistance

18. Riders must use only the marked track. However, if they accidentally leave the track, they may continue at a greatly reduced speed until they can re-enter the track safely. They must re-enter, without gaining an advantage, at the closest point to where they left the track.

FIM Motocross of Nations
Where there are more than 36 countries present (= from 37 countries onwards) a C-Final will be added. The team winning the C-Final will move up to the B-Final. The maximum number of teams participating in the C-Final is 13.

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Photo: Bird view of Teutschenthal during the 2013 MXoN

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