THE SANTINI BOVINGDON BOMBER CRITERIUM SERIES 2023
Welcome to the Wednesday evening criterium racing series at the popular Bovingdon Bomber Cycle Circuit. The Bomber is a 1km long smooth purpose built racing circuit and is fast, flat, sweeping and technical and always produces good safe racing.
*** STRICTLY NO ARRIVAL ON SITE BEFORE 6.30PM IF ARE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE USING THE VENUE ***
*** THERE IS NOT ACCESS TO THE CIRCUIT OUTSIDE OF OUR RACE TIMES - THIS IS PRIVATE FACILITY ON PRIVATE LAND ***
15 WEEKS OF WEDNESDAY EVENING RACING - WEDS 3rd MAY TO WEDS 9th AUG 2023
This season we have increased our offering to offer some new races and championships. The King of the Bomber remain unchanged as do our popular 'Intro to Racing' evenings but we have added a new Rookie of the Year championship to come from the men's cat. 3/4 races. As ever, juniors are very welcome at all our races.There is no Queen of the Bomber this year due to low numers, cancelled races and constant changes in women' race categories.
See our >>> CALENDAR FOR THIS SEASON'S DATES
WEDNESDAY TIMETABLE 2023
6.30pm Arrive & Sign on (NO EARLIER)
6:45pm Circuit open
7:05pm Race 1 (45 mins)
7:45pm Race 2 (45 mins)
NOTE: Race length and therefore race 2 start time will vary slightly depending on daylight.
£17.00 in advance / £20 on the day (Intro to racing evenings £12 entry).
EOL is welcome but we prefer pre entry (and cheaper for you!)
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 2023
King of the Bomber - score points by finishing in the top ten in the Men's cat 2/3 races.
Rookie of the Year - score points by finishing in the top ten in the Men's cat 3/4 races.
Standard BC Regional C+ ranking points for top ten: 1st=10, 2nd=8, 3rd=7, 4th=6, 5th=5, 6th=4, 7th=3, 8th=2, 9th=1, 10th=1
Bomber points mirror BC points (if less than 10 riders start full Bomber points still apply).
NOTE: In the event of a Bomber points tie at the end of the season the higher number of wins triumphs. If still a tie then a higher number of 2nd places, 3rd places etc. triumphs.
The King and Rookie of the year will all take £100 cash, the title and a framed action trophy print from the season. We hope to offer cash prizes to the top three finishers on the night but this depends on number of riders as we cannot lose money on a night.
SPRINT PRIMES IN CHAMPIONSHIP RACES ONLY (2,1 Bomber Points)
There will be a sprint prime lap at the King & Rookie championship rounds but never within the first or final 5 laps. The start of the sprint lap will be signalled by a long whistle on the line and the end of the lap by a waved white flag. The top two will take 2, 1 Bomber points.
HAIRPIN SHORTCUT - TO BE USED TO PREVENT DANGEROUS SPRINT FINISHES.
If the leading group are looking like they may end up sprinting to a finish into the back of a slower group a lap down then we may send the 'about to be lapped group" through the hairpin shortcut which will throw them 30 seconds up the circuit giving the lead group more space. Two 'Turn Left' signs will be shown to the group along with verbal instructions.
If a single or small group of lapped riders who are out of the points are deemed to be a possible obstruction approaching the few laps then they will be pulled out of the race. Their finishing position will be where they finished when pulled out.
SIGNING ON & NUMBER PLACEMENT
Pre entry is preferred as it is quicker for everbody and cheaper for you ! Numbers need to be pinned LEFT & LOW.
Although we have an excellent safety record at the Bomber, professional first aid is present at every round.
Racing For All by Santini (video by Calvin Cheung).
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