Ljubelj 2007
11. Hrastov memorial
Mednarodni gorski preizkus starodobnikov

8. in 9. september 2007
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The mountain race "LJUBELJ 2007" is organized by the Automobile Association, Tržič.

Organising committee:
Aleš Bešter - Director of the event
Janez Ahačič
Martin Romih
Gabrijel Smolej
Lado Srečnik
Marjan Toporiš
Jože Ahačič
Jaka Šivic
Majda Ogrinec
Timing Alples
Darko Koren
Janez Benčina
Branko Ahačič

The race will be held on 8th and 9th of September 2007 - irrespective of the weather conditions. The venue will be the gravel road over the old Ljubelj mountain pass. The length of the racetrack is 2300 m and there is an altitude difference of 330 m. The categories include solo motorcycles, motorcycles with sidecars, and cars manufactured prior to 1961. The organizer can allow participation in the competition to particular attractive cars manufactured after 1961. The number of competitors is limited; therefore, well-known competitors and vehicles of greater historical interest will take precedence. The organizer reserves the right to refuse any registration without stating any reasons for the decision. Competitors are accepted for the event when they receive the organizer's acknowledgment together with a start number. The race will be organized in accordance with the attached Rules.

A - motorcycles up to 350cc - pre-war, year of manufacture 1945 or earlier
B - motorcycles over 350cc - pre-war, year of manufacture 1945 or earlier
C - motorcycles up to 175cc, Tomos and Puch, year of manufacture 1961 or earlier
D - motorcycles up to 175cc, year of manufacture 1961 or earlier
E - motorcycles up to 250cc, year of manufacture 1961 or earlier
F - motorcycles over 250cc, year of manufacture 1961 or earlier
G - motorcycles with sidecars up to 750cc, year of manufacture 1961 or earlier
H - cars, year of manufacture 1961 or earlier (if the organizer so decides, the cars may be of a later manufacture date)

A competitor can race in two categories only, each time with a different vehicle.

The marking system is as follows: An example of a score:
A. The appearance and the technical adequacy of a motorcycle
The mark can be from 0 to 22 points:
The mark 0 points is given to an excellently restored and preserved original motorcycle.
22 points are given to a motorcycle that is in poor condition and renovated using non-original parts, but fulfils the conditions for taking part in the competition.
Explanation of the marking system:
- A non-original carburettor - 3 points
- A non-original exhaust system - 3 points
- MC version (Puch) - 15 points
- Motorcycles with sidecars with a two-wheel drive - 10 points
A Technical Commission shall decide on the appearance and technical adequacy at a technical inspection.
The commission shall notify the competitor about their decision immediately after the inspection is finished. Their decision is final. The commission may decide that a vehicle does not meet the technical conditions, whereupon such vehicle is not allowed to the racetrack. The technical commission carries out the technical inspection of the cars, but does not assess their appearance.
e.g. 10 points
B. Competitor's year of birth
Competitors born in 1970 or later will be given 35 points; older competitors will be given the number of points calculated from their year of birth divided by two.
e.g. 1950 - 50/2 = 25 points
C. Year of manufacture of the vehicle
The year of manufacture is divided by two.
e.g. 1952 - 52/2 = 26 points
D. Engine capacity
3% of the engine capacity.
e.g. 300*3% = 9 points
E. Drive time
One second is one point.
e.g. 3 min 40 s = 220 seconds = 220 points
Total score is the sum of all points. The competitor with fewest points is the winner. If there are several competitors with the same number of points, the older competitor is the winner. If the competitors are of equal age, the decision shall be made by lot. Total: 290 points

Motorcycle competitors will have two runs. The best time is considered in the result.

Car competitors will have one run only, the punctuality drive. The ideal time will be announced just before the start of the race. The cars must not stop during the run. The driver who arrives at the finish closest to the ideal time is the winner. The time is measured in hundredths of a second. As a rule, on the practise run the competitors have to get to the finish in less than 6 minutes. If a vehicle breaks down during the Saturday's practise run, it can take part in the race on Sunday.

Saturday, 8th of September 2007
- verification of registrations and technical inspection: 9.00 a.m. to 12.45 p.m.
- timed practise runs for the various categories: 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
- dinner: 7.00 p.m.

Sunday, 9th of September 2007
- technical inspection for latecomers: 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.
- official opening: 10.00 a.m.
- competition for the various categories: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., and 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
- group photograph at the finish: 4.00 p.m.
- announcement of unofficial results: 4.30 p.m.
- announcement of the results and presentation of the trophies: 5.00 p.m.

A. All vehicles must meet the organizer's requirements. All vehicles must have three start numbers prepared by the organized affixed - one on the front, one on the back left side, and one on the back right side.
B. At the technical inspection, the competitors must present their outfit: a helmet, goggles and leather clothing, boots and gloves.
C. The signature on the registration form is the competitor's guarantee that the information about the vehicle's make, capacity, year of manufacture and any modifications is true.
D. After a vehicle has undergone technical inspection, it must not be modified.
E. Competitors unable to drive safely will not be allowed to take part in the race. The same applies to disorderly drivers who do not respect the organizer's decisions, and those with improper outfit (clothing).

The race starts with engines running. As a rule, motorcycles start in one-minute intervals. The competitors' starting order is based on the times achieved in trial run. After them, the competitors who have not finished the trial run start according to their start numbers. The competitors must wait at the finish and then return to the start in a group. After the first run for all the categories is finished, the second run begins after a break, at 13.30, and with the same order. Cars start the last.

Unofficial results will be published 30 minutes after the end of the race in front of the Sapca restaurant. The competitors should lodge any complaints to the Head of the race no later than 20 minutes after the announcement of the unofficial results, together with a deposit of 70 EUR. In the event of a justified complaint, the money will be returned; otherwise it will be kept to cover the costs of organizing the event. A competitor lodging a complaint against several competitors, shall do it for each separate person, and pay a deposit for each of them. Complaints relating to the decision of the Technical Commission are inadmissible. The announcement of the results and the presentation of the trophies will take place one hour after the end of the race (at about 5.00 p.m.).

Cups and trophies
A. Trophy for the best time (record of the day)
B. Cups for original vehicles
   a. pre-war motorcycle
   b. post-war motorcycle
C. Cups for the first three places in each category
D. Cups for the first three places - ladies
E. Cup for the oldest vehicle
F. Cup for the oldest competitor with motorcycle
G. Cup for the competitor coming from the place farthest from the venue

The trophies and cups will be awarded only if the competitors completed both runs in less than 6 minutes. The condition of two starts does not apply to car competitors, since they only have one run. Each participant will receive a memorial gift and a certificate of participation.

The starting place is in an international border-crossing area, so driving around freely in racing vehicles is not allowed. If your vehicle breaks down during the drive, move it to the side of the road immediately and follow the officials' instructions. In no event should you return to the starting place without permission. If you catch up with a vehicle that started the race before you, overtake it only after you have made sure that you have been seen by the competitor in front, and that it is safe enough to do so.

Obey flag signals:
RED: move over to the side of the road immediately and stop the vehicle.
YELLOW: danger, slow down, there is an obstacle ahead.
BLUE: allow a faster vehicle to overtake you.
GREEN: you can continue with the race.

The organizer shall insure all the competitors, the officials, and the spectators in accordance with Slovene regulations. The organizer, all the persons involved in the event, the official persons on duty, and the organizing committee refuse to accept any responsibility towards the competitors and the spectators as well as towards vehicles for any injuries caused to people or damage caused to property that may occur to the competitors or to third persons before, during or after the event. In any case, the competitors drive at their own risk. They shall bear civil and criminal responsibility for all acts that might happen to them or that might be caused by them or their vehicles. By signing the registration form the competitors renounce the right to file a complaint or suit before a competent court in the event of an accident or injuries suffered during the race. They likewise renounce the right of a complaint against the organizer, sports judges, the officials, other competitors, and any other persons connected with the event.

The registration fee for a single category is 35 EUR, and an additional 20 EUR for a second category; the registration fee for motorcycles with sidecars is 50 EUR and for cars 45 EUR. This fee should be paid in cash on the day of the event. The registration fee is non-refundable.
The price for bed and breakfast in a hotel is 30 EUR per person; this is not included in the registration fee, and must be settled at the hotel's reception desk.

The registration due date is 30th of August 2007.

Late registration is possible on Saturday, 8th of September, when the registration fee will be 50 EUR for motorcycles with sidecars and cars 60 EUR.

Please send your applications on the enclosed form or a copy thereof to the following address:
AMD Trzic
p.p. 171
SI - 4290 Trzic

Registration is also possible by fax, the number is +386 4 596-11-91, or through web form.

For additional information you can contact us every working day on fax +386 4 596 11 91, and tel. +386 4 592-21-99, or e-mail us at: info@ljubelj.si.

Best regards, and see you at Ljubelj.

Director of the Race Organizer
Aleš Bešter

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