Vehicles and Categories
All Vespa models launched prior to 1977 are eligible for the Commemorative Run and will be assigned to the following categories :
- Faro basso (including VL 1/2/3, Utilitaria and 125 Sport)
- 8 inch wheels
- 10 inch wheels
- Sports Series (125 Sport, 150GS, 160GS, 50SS, 90SS, 180SS, 180 Rally, 200 Rally)
All vehicles must comply with National traffic standards and be roadworthy, have valid MOT stamped documents and insurance.
- must be members of a National Vespa Club recognised as such by the Vespa World Club
- if under age, must have written parents’ consent. Drivers must have a valid driving licence
- must have a 2021 MOTOASI C1 licence (or foreign equivalent) for the timed run or B licence for the untimed run (see below) (MOTOASI Licences can be requested through our club at least 40 workdays prior to the event. Doctor’s certificate is required.See details on appication form.)
- will be asked to state in writing that they are generally in good health, will not run under the influence of alcohol/drugs, accept the risks of participating in a motoring event, understand and accept the rules and regulations, indemnify the Promoters and Federations involved against legal liability in case of injury or damages
The event is a commemorative run: vintage clothing in encouraged, but approved helmets must be worn . Feet, arms and legs must be properly covered and protected.
No passengers are admitted. Numbered banners must be shown on vehicles and numbered vests must be worn at all times.
Tourist Class (Untimed run)
Drivers may choose to participate in the Tourist class. A Motoasi Type B license (or foreign equivalent) is required. Motoasi licences can be requested through our club (see above). Drivers participating in the Tourist Class will have different colour banners and vests.
The Vespa categories are tha same as for the timed run. The Tourist class is the best way for newbies(unfamiliar with time checks) to get acquainted with the Gran Circuito.
Controls at checkpoints will be signposted with conventional rally signs and will be shown on diagrams and in writing with Italian abbreviations (see below).
Drivers in the “Timed Run” of the “ Gran Circuito del Sestriere” will undergo:
- 10 Timed Stages (PA)
- 2 Stamp Checks (CT)
- 5 Passage Controls (CO)
- 1 Timed Stamp Check (CTO)
The “Untimed Run” (“Categoria Turistica”) group will have 3 Stamp Checks (CT)
Passage Checks (Controllo Orario – CO)
Passage (time) checks are placed at strategic points of the Circuit to ensure that pilots keep to the mandatory speed. Each pilot’s time card has his/her target time printed on it. Penalties (see below) are given for wrong timing. A non-stop sector precedes each CO. Riders who show up late at the Checkpoint will be awarded 500 penalties. They will be allowed to continue the run only if they get their time card signed by the Checkpoint Marshal. Official time-pieces will be visible at all Checkpoints, starting 15 minutes prior to the first driver’s passage time and ending 15 minutes after the last driver’s passage time. Riders failing to be registered at COs will be disqualified .
Timed Stages (Prova Abilità)
These will be run in enclosed , traffic-free areas. Riders will have to complete a set course in a given length of time. The start and finish lines will be clearly marked. Differences between set time and driver’s time will be converted to penalties.
Stamp Checks (Controllo Timbro - CT)
Stamp checks are placed at strategic points of the Circuit to ensure that pilots run the correct route.
Timed Stamp Check (Controllo Timbro Orario - CTO)
Timed Stamp Checks are, as above, are meant to ensure that pilots undergo a stamp check at an alotted time. Time cards (see below) will not be stamped before the pilots’ target time, and no penalties will be awarded for passing within 60 seconds of their given time. If a pilots are over 60 seconds late, penalties will be given (see below). Timed Stamp Checkpoints close 15 minutes after the last driver’s target time.
Time Card (Tabella di Marcia -TM)
Drivers will be given a personal Time/Stamp Card (TM) with target times and locations for each control/check. Time cards must be stamped at stamp checks and handed in after the last CO in Buriasco. Cards show phone numbers in case of emergency and break-down. Drivers deciding to opt out of the event at any time must inform the Director or the Clerk.
Road Book (RB)
Drivers will be given a Road Book ( Route Schedule) with all the neccessary information concerning times, mandatory speeds, and directions. The RB will be in Italian and English and will use tulips and other conventional signs to show the correct course. Some roundabouts and intersections will not be included in the RB if the route is “straight ahead”.
Speed will be shown as Km per hour and distances in metres (2 ½ km. will be shown as 2500 mt)
Timekeeping is carried out by third-party Officials belonging to the local chapter of the Italian Timekeepers’ Federation. They will guarantee timing according to the present regulations and will draw up official standings. Timing posts are off-limits except for event staff, who will be clearly recognizable. Drivers who fail to comply will be penalised. Marshalls and Judges will report any infringement of this rule carried out by members of the public.
A briefing is called proir to the start and any other time deemed appropriate in case the Director has important information concerning safety or logistics . All drivers must take part.
During the Briefing drivers may request detailed explanations on any aspect of the event. The Director will give clear and final answers to all questions.
Scrutineering and documentation
Vehicles must be regularly registered, insured, and roadworthy and will be scrutineered by Pinerolo Vespa Club Marshals. Other checks may be carried out by Local Police. No fuel must be carried: fueling must strictly take place at service stations along route.
Special equipment Regularity equipment is allowed. This must not in any way alter the vehicle’s original features as to speed etc., but solely be of technical assistance for timing/distance measurements. Any type of stopwatch may be used but no sound signals and/or connection to radio transmitters/receivers are allowed. Synchronisation must be manual. Use of GPS or Bluetooth comunication systems wil lead to being disqualified. Extra oil supplies and spare parts may be carried.
Penalties TU (Time Unit is 0,01 sec)
- 1 point each UT early/late at CO
- 1 point each UT early/late at PA
- 50 points for foot down in PA and non stop zone
- 100 points for engine stalling in PS and non stop zone . Vehicles may be re-started with no extra penalties.
- 100 points for failng to keep on track in PS (taped side-lines are off-limits)
- 100 points for skipping or hitting cones and signs in PA
- 500 points for skipping timed stage due to late arrival at checkpoint
- 500 points for skipping CT
- 100 points for late arrival at Timed Stamp Checks
- 500 points for failing to hand in time card
- drivers will be disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct (use of GPS, Bluetooth devices,etc)
In drawing up final standings, “ex-aequo” situations will be decided by bike age. Oldies come first. Subsequently, lowest penalties in a randomly picked Control will determine standings.
Participants will leave every thirty seconds : the starting order will be published in due time, and may be changed, with due notice.
Drivers in the Untimed Run leave last and will please give way to the Timed Run drivers, especially at or near Checkpoints
Awards will be given to:
First five in Overall Ranking
First, second and third place in the following categories: Faro Basso, Sport, 8 inch wheels, 10 inch wheels, Teams, Lady Drivers, Foreign Vespisti
Complaints must be handed to the Event Clerk together with a 100 euro charge, which will be given back if the complaint is accepted.
Standings will be deemed definite and final 30 minutes after publication.
Mauro Armando - V.C. Pinerolo President, Event Director
Enzo Secondo -V.C.Pinerolo Secretary, Event Clerk