FIM rule changes include long hair, glove use.

The Motocross/SuperMoto Grand Prix Commission - composed of Wolfgang Srb, president of the CMS/FIM, Giuseppe Luongo, president of Youthstream, and Takanao Tsubouchi, MSMA secretary general - has decided to introduce the following changes to the Regulations, all for application as from 1.01.2009:

- 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 1.01.2010: 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 1.01.2010, Biofuels will be allowed in all CMS disciplines incl. E10 and E85

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Paul 46!!!

December 24, 2008 3:23 PM

plymouth admirals! - when these guys stack they often get caught up with their bike, get run over or get tangled in something! I'm pretty sure the guys don't want to be lining themselves up for a scalping from the nearest moving component! :)

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