Do you want to measure yourself with others? You like high safety standards, relaxed atmosphere, lots of time on the track and fair, top-class races among like-minded people? Then you are in the right place at the IBPM International Bike Promotion Championship! At the beginning you do not have to be the fastest, the IBPM offers the possibility for a "gentle" entry into the motorsports. Dangers are always in groups with different performance levels.
IBPM: License-free motor sport for everyone
The IBPM (International Bike Promotion Championship) is a license-free race series for hobby racing riders. The IBPM events include a lot of driving time and the classes Superbike Open - SBKopen, Supersport Open - SSPopen / Superbike 750 - SBK750 (class explanation below) and the BMW S 1000 RR Cup. So everyone gets their money's worth, the race drivers and the training drivers. A lot of stretching time, maximum fun under high safety with a lot of family!
Where is IBPM going?
The IBPM is currently being held on racetracks in Germany, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. Eight runs are in the calendar for 2020. The IBPM's overall rating is entered into an IBPM class. At the end of the season 2 results have to be deleted.
|calendar IBPM 2020|
|01.-03. Mai||Autodrom Most/CZ|
|22.-24. Mai*||Eurospeedway Lausitz/D|
|05.-07. Juni||Assen TT Circuit/NL|
|19.-21. Juni*||Automotodrom Brno/CZ|
|17.-19. Juli*||MSA Oschersleben/D|
|14.-16. August||Schleizer Dreieck/D|
|04.-06. September||Autodrom Most/CZ|
|25.-27. September*||Automotodrom Brno/CZ|
*events with additional training days
For each race, there will be a victory ceremony with handing over cups. Class SBKopen and SSPopen receive at least the first five per class and SBK750 at least the first three cups.
A prerequisite for the receipt of the winning prizes in the total of the year is an enrollment in the respective class and the appearance for the championship at the end of the season. It is possible to enroll in several classes.
The prizes for the championship are available in classes with at least 10 riders. A total of 10.000 EUR will be awarded. Click here for the award overview
How are the IBPM events taking place?
For most events, there are at least 4 to 6 training turns per day with a length of 15 to 20 minutes. The sprint races are going over a distance of 12 minutes plus one lap or 17 minutes plus one lap. The SBK750 class is integrated into the Superbike (SBKopen) or Supersport (SSPopen) races. In any case, however, there is a separate evaluation for each of the three classes.
The starting grid for the respective races is determined in the free trainings indicated on the timetable. In this case, the fastest training time is taken from all times marked as qualifying periods for determining the starting position. We start with 3 riders per row. The starting position is valid for all races of the class on the respective weekend. The starting place of participants who are not participating in the second race remains empty. We use the 3 riders per row- system.
Preparation for the race / start-up procedure
There will be a round trip, after which each participant takes his starting place. For this purpose, staff of Bike Promotion is in the starting grid and helps you to find the right starting place. It is advisable to get an overview of the starting position (markings on the road) at the start / finish straight before the race, in order not to lose time in finding the starting position.
As soon as all riders have occupied their starting position the start into the race takes place. There's NO warm up lap! If weather conditions are difficult, warmup laps can take place. The info about will be published minimum 10 minutes before the pitlane goes open.
Start procedure: The starter (standing in front of the starting grid) leaves the track as soon as all riders stand in their place, showing with the red flag to the start lights. Subsequently, the start enable is effected by means of the traffic signal. In this case, the traffic light will first jump to RED and after 2-5 seconds it will turn OFF, which is the signal to start. In exceptional cases - for example if the traffic light is bad - the start can also be enabled by means of a green flag signal.
Attention! The first corner is a key point at each standing start. It is to be avoided to approach this curve completely inside. Since in this range mostly no one is driving in the training and the route is therefore not clean, the braking distance is extended accordingly. This, in turn, can lead to the rider not being able to bend and possibly to drive straight into the straight-bending field. Violent accidents would be pre-programmed.
In the race
On most racetracks there is a digital display showing the start / finish, showing the remaining race time or the lap time to be completed. If this display does not exist, at least the last round is displayed by hand on the starter tower.
End of the race
The race is over when the black / white checkered flag is swung to the start / finish.
Tire marks or dimensions are not required. Slicks and rain tires are allowed.
The motorbike used must comply with the minimum safety standards of the racetrack. That is, Brakes must be functional, tires have a usable condition, no liquids must leak out, all components must be firmly seated, etc. On some racetracks the noise requirements are also checked by visual inspection of the exhaust (dB killer) or a stand-by measurement.
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