The 2018 season ran relatively smoothly and we benefited from our plan that reduced content we were taking to certain meetings. We remain grateful to the Marshals, Medics, Officials and Recovery Crews who enable us to run the programmes we do - even when there are forced delays due to oil spills or accidents.
Our review of recent years lead us to an optimum number of classes that’s best for each circuit with an eye on ensuring the Club’s finances remain viable going forward.
In recent years our costs have increased - circuit hire charges by around 2-3% each season and we’ve added to our Medical resources and enhanced the support for our Marshals. We have now been advised that ACU Insurance costs will increase in 2019. Your Board have taken the decision to increase entry fees by £10 a round at most events in 2019. We observed a drop in rider numbers compared to our expectations during August and consequently regard our final outcome in 2018 as tighter than we would have hoped. Remember - any extra money we see from class sponsors, we also route straight back to riders as prizes – it doesn’t go to the club’s bottom line.
The 2019 Plan
We will look to maintain the same number of classes at certain meetings but increase full paying riders per grid.....The 2019 Matrix shows 10 meetings in all including a special Sidecar event at Cadwell in June - we are taking three Bemsee classes to that event. So that leaves 9 main Bemsee rounds, one less that 2018. That's enabled us to spread rounds with a minimum of 3 weeks between rounds and also plan to take a "summer break" after Cadwell in August 2-3 through to mid-September. We hope that helps all our members do all the summer things you might do away from the track - go on holiday - recover - repair - save up!
Oulton is a Friday-Saturday format all included in the meeting entry fee, Testing Friday am, Qual pm and racing on Saturday.
Donington with no testday will use the format we've had there in the last three years - a free practice session, then qual, then one race on Saturday and two races Sunday.
The classes that will run together for the season:
• Rookie 600 & Rookie 1000 always run together with a split start
• Rookie Minitwins will continue run with Thunderbike Sport. This will restrict the extra class slots available to Minitwinners within TB Sport as 2018.
• Rookie 400 will always run in with the main 400 Class.
• Blue Haze GP will run with MZs.
Online at Bemsee.net
We will continue the Online process of releasing online booking for the first three rounds in February. Release of following rounds will give loyal riders an earlier booking window advised by email as 2018. Further rounds will also be released in blocks as well.
If you are changing classes or bike - you need to update that info on your online profile before we can agree a race number for you. For all riders - you are now able to select your number within your online profile. (YPM & MZ riders need to contact their respective class reps for numbers). If you are a returning rider staying in your same class, you will keep your existing number. If you are looking at changing classes, please don’t assume you will keep your race number. Do contact us if you have specific requests on numbers, we will advise what's available and do our best to accommodate you.
If you have any changes to your profile - tel numbers - Next of Kin - addresses, please take this opportunity to update your info.
for 2019 - If your Next of Kin info is incomplete, or if you are listing the same contact number in there as your own (oh yes, there's quite a few of those!) then you will find that you can't place any entry bookings on the system, when they are released - until that's resolved.
And so to the Matrix……..linked top RH side of this page >>>>
Laps planned per day, per meeting are also shown.
Remember this Club is run by Members for Members.
So, if you have any queries or questions please contact your race office on 01708 720305 or by email or use your rider reps (LISTED HERE) or Club officials to feedback anything you would like raised for consideration.
We are always happy to talk and improve where it is possible.
Tracey Ringrow, Race Secretary & Mike Dommett, CEO