2013 Irish BMX National Series Details

Posted on: January 18th, 2013



The 2013 Irish National Series 


What you need to know!



The 2013 Irish BMX National Series will be run over 8 rounds with each riders best 7 results counting towards their final ranking.



The Dates and Venues are as follows:


Round 1: 17th Feb 2013 – DCBMX, Dublin 10

Round 2: 10th Mar 2013 – DCBMX, Dublin 10

Round 3: 7th April 2013 – Ratoath BMX, Co. Meath

Round 4: 9th June 2013 – Ratoath BMX, Co. Meath

Round 5: 14th July 2013 – DCBMX, Dublin 10

Round 6: 18th Aug 2013 – Ratoath BMX, Co. Meath

Round 7: 15th Sept 2013 – Ratoath BMX, Co. Meath

Round 8: 20th Oct 2013 – DCBMX, Dublin 10




The age groups for the Nationals are:



6 and Under

7 years

8 years

9 years

10 years

11 years

12 years

13 years

14 years

15 years

16 – 29 years

30+ years



5 – 7 years

8 – 10 years

11 – 14 years

Ladies (15+)



Superclass / Payback (16+)




Age Group Guidelines:


Whatever age a rider turns in 2013 is the age group they race in i.e. if you are 13 now but turn 14 on or before the 31st December 2013 you race in the 14 year old category.


While riders who are or have dominated their age group are encouraged to move up a group you cannot ride up to 30+, you must be 30 years of age in 2013 to race this group. Riders who are 30+ can decided to ride down.


Riders can if they wish race more than on age group i.e. their own and the one above them but they must pay the entry fee for both. You cannot race 16-29 years and Superclass at the same time. Female riders can opt to ride in the male category but a male cannot ride in the female category.


Age groups may be combined on the day of races if not enough entries are received to form a category but points will be awarded to riders based on their age i.e. if the 13 and 14 year olds are combined the 13 year old with the best result on the day will be awarded full points in the 13 year old category and so on.


Riders must be 16 years of age to enter Superclass but a 15 year old can race in Superclass with a Special Dispensation, contact BMX Ireland for details.


There will be a higher entry fee to race Superclass, a percentage of which will be used for cash prizes on the day of the race. The prize money will vary depending on the number of entries per race.


Once a rider enters two Superclass events at National level they must remain in that class for the remainder of the National season.




Points System:


01   – 100pts

02  –    90pts

03  –    80pts

04  –    75pts

05  –    70pts

06  –    65pts

07  –    60pts

08  –    56pts

09  –    52pts

10  –    48pts

11  –    45pts

12  –    42pts

13  –    39pts

14  –    36pts

15  –    33pts

16  –    30pts

17  –    28pts

18  –    26pts

19  –    24pts

20  –    22pts

21  –    20pts

21st – 38th Place lose 1 point per position, 38th place to infinity get 3 points.




Team Racing:


2013 will include a National Team Trophy Competition. Details on this can be found HERE.




Race Numbers:


It is the riders responsibility to have the correct number displayed on a front facing number plate at each National event.


Your correct race number is the number you raced with during the 2012 National  Series. Contact BMX Ireland before the first National  if you are unsure of your number. Numbers issued by Ratoath BMX during 2012 are your National Race Number.


Numbers you received from club races or elsewhere are not to be used. If you do not have a National Race number you will be assigned one when you enter your first National or ask your club to contact BMX Ireland to obtain vacant numbers.




Race Format:


The race format depends on the number of riders entered and the venue. For example, if there are less than 8 riders per group Moto racing will be used i.e. 4 or more moto’s will be run with points in each going towards your overall result on the day. Riders will be informed of how the race will be run at the start of each National.






Only riders riding in the 14 years and above age category are permitted to race clipped in. This not only to be in line with other European BMX bodies but it is in an effort to aid in development  of the younger riders skill level which the use of clips at a young age can be detrimental too. We are happy to discuss this with individual riders / parents if they so wish.




Racing Licence:


You need a Cycling Ireland Licence in order to race in National Series. You can find details on Licences HERE.






The minimum level of protection required to race at National Level is;


– Full Face Helmet

– Gloves

– Long pants or shorts with knee and shin pads


There are no exceptions to this.






All disputes must be brought to the attention of a race official on the day of the race, it is too late to rectify issues once the race day has come to an end.


Riders who feel they have issue to complain about a race incident must raise it immediately after the race i.e. at the finish line.



These guidelines can be amended without notice.









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