Motorcycle Race Day BulletinTuesday, Jun. 7 2016
Motorcycle/ATV/Powersports Race Day Bulletin- June 10, 2016
(Posted Online: 6.7.2016 Last Updated: 6.7.2016)
Motorcycle Grid/Race Day:
This year’s 100th Anniversary Race will have a new starting procedure for the Motorcycle Division competitors. Please review the illustration of the Ducati Hot Grid (at the bottom of this bulletin). The procedure will be as follows:
On Race Day: Motorcycle, Sidecar and Quad Competitors will come out from their pits to be staged in the Ducati hot grid by an official in order of class and qualifying time (this grid is on pit row, driver’s right, just downhill of the Short Stop Trailer) by 7:30am. There will be 10 covered spaces made up of 2 grid positions each. (Each grid position will have an electrical power outlet for tire warmers.) Motorcycle teams will be assigned one grid position each; Sidecar and Quad Teams will be assigned two grid positions for their start. (Grid position assignments will be available after qualifying on Friday.)
When directed by the grid race official, each competitor will launch from their designated grid position, one at a time, and advance up the fenced-off Hot Pit Lane to the Starter/Flagman who will signal the competitor when to start their run. (Pit lane speed is not to exceed 15 MPH.)
As the grid empties, the staging official will direct the remainder of the field into their grid spaces to await their turn to start.
For flagging, all riders will leave the Start Line one rider at a time. There will be a 20 second gap between each rider and a 2 minute break between each class. All vehicles must be mobile on the starting grid; there will be no exceptions to this rule. No additional ATV’s or trailers will be allowed on the Ducati Hot Grid.
In order to better control the “Takeoff Point” / and “Motorcycle Hot Grid”, PPIHC will provide access cards for each competitor to distribute to 4 members of their team. The access cards will have the competitors Race Number and Division. These cards will allow access into the Motorcycle Hot Grid when the competitor is preparing to take the green flag. Once the competitor has received the green flag, those with access passes will be asked to leave the designated area.
Other Race Day Meeting Notes:
A mandatory Riders Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 7:00am. The meeting will be at the Red Bull Bus (just uphill of the Car Pits). Any competitor who fails to attend this meeting will be subject to a penalty, unless excused by the Assistant Director of Competition or his designee.
If a rider is “red flagged” during their race run, they will be given instructions by a course official on returning to the Start Line/Ducati Hot Grid.
All competitors will be held at the Summit until the race is completed and will return to the Start Line in the Parade of Champions.
The top three finishers in each class must immediately report to the designated impound area in the motorcycle pits once they return from the Summit. Any rider/driver who finishes in the top three in their division and fails to immediately report to the impound area will be disqualified.
2016 Bike Program Run Order
Pikes Peak Challenge- Electric
Pikes Peak Challenge- Exhibition Powersports
Pikes Peak Lightweight
Pikes Peak Middleweight
Pikes Peak Heavyweight
Pikes Peak Challenge- Sidecar
Pikes Peak Challenge- Quad
Within each bike class/division listed, the competitors will grid and race fastest to slowest based upon qualifying times. Qualification times will be based on the competitor’s best time on the bottom section during qualifying held Wednesday, June 22 – Friday, June 24. Please refer to the race week schedule for more information.
Ducati Hot Grid