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					Official ESC Reglement 2009 & 2010

European Scooter Challenge 2009 und 2010
These rules and regulations apply for all race events that take place as part of the „European Scooter Challenge“ series in 2009 and 2010. Therefore they will be an elementary part of the regulations of the individual race events within the ESC 2009 and 2010.

1 Classes
In all classes delimited by engine capacity in cm³, the capacity will be rounded off to the next whole number in any case (e. g. 125,9cm³ => 125cm³).

1.1 Class I.
Vespa Smallframe

(SF – „KI“)

Maximum Stroke: 51mm, the connecting rod may be chosen freely Only the following cylinders are allowed: o Polini 50-133ccm o Malossi 50-136ccm o Pinasco 50-136ccm o DR 50-136ccm o Zirri 50-130ccm (no MR 2000) o Olympia 50-133ccm o Piaggio original 50-125ccm o Eurocilindro 50-133 ccm The cylinder has to be used with the original number of exhaust ports in the cylinder liner. No additional exhaust ports may be added by modifications of any kind The list may be enhanced by further cylinders which correspond to the idea of class I after examination by the ESC board

1.2 Class II.
Vespa Smallframe

(SF – „KII“, < 150 cm³)

All cylinders marketed for vespa smallframes which correspond to the further regulations in this documents are permitted (also the ones listed in KI, also with additional exhaust ports)

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1.3 Class III.

(LF – Gran Turismo)

The proper definition of the Gran Turismo class can be found enclosed in Appendix 2

1.4 Class IV.

(LF – open class, < 300 cm³)

Vespa Largeframe + Lambretta (e. g. includine P series < 150cm³) Vespa Smallframes are not allowed in this class

1.5 Class V.

(SF – standardized class)

The proper definition of the standardized class can be found enclosed in Appendix 1

1.6 Class VI.

(fun class, 50 – 299 cm³)

Any scooters of the manual transmission fitted with a manual transmission engine corresponding to the regulations annotated with “ALL” The fun class will start separately or combined with the ladies’ class (class VII). There will be no racees combined with one or more of the classes I to V There will be NO ranking for this class – neither at the particular event nor in the overall ESC rankings. The riders in this class are NOT entitled to participate in the “Best of all final” at each particular race event

1.7 Class VII.

(Ladies’ Class, 50 – 299 cm³)

This class is for riders of the fair sex only The ladies’ class will start separately or combined with the fun class (Class VI). There will be no races combined with one or more of the classes I to V The scooters must comply with the regulations of one of the classes I to V

1.8 Class VIII.

(prototype class, 50 – 299 cm³)

In this class all scooters of manual transmission type fitted with manual transmission engines which don’t comply to the regulations annotated with „ESC“ will compete

2 Ranking regulations
Classes I, II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII will be rated separetely for each race heat
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The participants of classes I, II, III, IV, V, VII are permitted to participate in the “best of all final” at each particular race event The points earned in classes I, II, III, IV, V, VII will contribute to the ESC final rankings

3 Scooters
Each regulation within the following sections is annotated to identify the classes to which it applies. (ESC) stands for classes I, II, III, IV, V, VII (ALL) stands for all classes (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII)

3.1 Fuel / Tank
Only fuel regularly available at gas stations is permitted (ESC) The usage of N2O is forbidden (ESC) The fuel tank must be fitted with an easily accessible fuel tap. The “closed” position has to be clearly marked “Off” (ALL)

3.2 Wheels
Grooved tires must have a remaining profile depth of at least 1.0mm (ALL) Treadless tires (slicks) are permitted (ALL) The usage of tire warmers is forbidden (ESC) The rim diameter may not exceed 10 inches (ESC)

3.3 Brakes and suspension (ALL)
The scooter must be eqipped with two independent braking systems and two intact damper systems

3.4 Frame
The frame must not be warped (ALL) There may be no sharp corners or edges (ALL) The wheelbase may not be altered by frame modifications (ESC)

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3.5 Engine
Engine and cylinder have to be intended for the particular scooter family – e. g. smallframe engine and cylinder in a smallframe and largeframe engines and cylinders in largeframes (ESC) The adaption of non-shiftgear scooter cylinders / “alien” cylinders is not allowed (ESC) The cylinder used must be designated for the particular engine model type and available freely in substantial amount (min. 20 units) (ESC) The cylinder must be attached to the engine casings using the original stud pattern of the engine. Adaptor plates are forbidden. Gaskets and distances that are not used to relocate the mounting studs may be employed (ESC) The scooter must not leak gearbox oil nor fuel (ALL) Changing the engine during the race day is permitted, as long as the new engine still fulfills all regulations of the particular class and the exchange is approved by race control (ALL) Modification and exchange of further engine components is permitted, as long as other regulations demand no specific restrictions (ESC) The original engine mounts may not be altered. Scooters not conforming to this that have already participated in the ESC season of 2008 will still be allowed to compete in 2009, but not in 2010 (ESC)

3.6 Steering column / fork
All Vespas may be equipped with all Piaggio single link 10 inch wheel steering columns (ESC) All Lambrettas may be equipped with Innocenti, SIL, Serveta 10 inch wheel steering columns (ESC) The steering column, the handle bars or the chassis have to be eqipped with a working steering stop. The free steering angle should not exceed that of the original scooter (ALL)

3.7 Lights / electric system (ALL)
All glasses have to be taped or removed The scooter has to be equipped with a properly marked and working kill switch for the ignition

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3.8 Backup scooters (ESC)
The usage of a backup scooter (t-scooter) during the race event is not permitted. The scooter whicih has initially been registered for the race event has to be used in all races of the event. Only one scooter per rider and class is allowed to be registered Changing the scooter during the season (between two events) is permitted

3.9 Protective clothing (ALL)
The rider must war a minimum of adequate protective clothing as follows: o Leather trousers and leather jacket or full leathers o Full face helmet (open helmets without chin protection like jet helmets are forbidden) o Leather Boots o Leather gloves

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