Revisions to Rookie & Clubman qualification for 2021 Championships

 

With all the difficulties of this year we have been reviewing the eligibility qualification for Rookies & Clubman in our various championships.

For Rookies, the normal criteria is that if a rider has done three or more full meetings in their first year then we suggest they move up to their next level – Clubman.

This isn't always the case and we do look at riders on a case-by-case basis on occasion. If somebody has had injury or bike difficulties then that can be a mitigating factor in allowing people to roll over and continue as a Rookie in the following season.

As 2020 has been so difficult in many ways - a shortened season and much more financial pressure on most people - we have taken the decision to advise the bulk of our Rookie competitors in 2020 (essentially those outside of the top 3 in each Championship) - if you wish to retain your Rookie status for our championships in 2021 you may do so.

It's still possible if you wish to move up to the Clubman class for example in C600 or C1000 but you are not bound to do so.

AMMENDMENT JAN 7th: We are persuaded to reconsider and clarify this position as there are a number of riders from the 2020 rookie championships who are good enough, without question, to move up to their respective Clubman level for 2021.

Some conversations with riders concerned have taken place on a case-by-case basis - it is important that new riders into our sport, in their first season, are not discouraged or disadvantaged by this rule and that a move to ask our top rookie riders to move on would be in the spirit of fair play at Bemsee.

For Clubman - Riders who finish in the top 3 in our Clubman championships the this season will not be forced to move up and will be allowed to retain their Clubman status into the following season in the same championship.