We will again bring you the popular 4-hour “FAST”and the “FURIOUS” 7-hour racing options across all five series races. Race “fast” for half a day or “furiously” for a full day, but have a little bit more time to pack up and get home safely.
FAST GP – the popular 4 Hour endurance race if you only have time for or want to spend half the day on your bike.
FURIOUS GP – 7 Hour race duration for all the endurance enthusiasts out there.
The series is geared towards solo riders and 2 person teams while still running the Team of 3 option in the FURIOUS GP 7 hour races.
Categories will include Master (40+) and Supermaster (50+).
The race is a relay-style race. Team riders of the first lap (who start the race for their teams) can after 1 lap hand over to the next team member or keep riding – that's up to the teams to decide. As soon as you ride 1 lap per solo rider, respectively per team, your time counts and is valid in the final results.
Mixed male/female teams: each team needs to record at least one female AND one male lap to be in the results.
The rider in the solo categories / the team with most laps (and shortest time thereafter) wins. If there are riders/teams in a category with the same number of laps, the fastest total lap time determines the ranking.
Racing the whole series
To qualify for overall series points & wins, riders need to complete at least 2 races in their category. After the second round we will publish the teams with the accumulated points. You must race under the same team name in all the races. If you are in a team of 2 or 3 riders at least 1 original member must be in all races riding under that team name.
We would like to continue to dedicate the SHIMANO MTG GP series to one of our most devoted racers, Tracey Robinson, who left us way too soon in 2012. Tracey will always be an inspiration to us, especially to a lot of our female racers. We want to thank Tracey's mum Cathy for supporting us in awarding the "Tracey Robinson Trophy" to the female rider with the fastest lap time of the day at each of our five SHIMANO MTB GP series rounds this year.
We invite you to remember Tracey with us and celebrate her life and passion for mountain biking. Because as she said, "[remember]... (again!) what a fantastic sport riding is, how great the people are that you meet and what an enormously lovely, wonderful gift life is. Don't waste a minute."
Pearl Izumi jersey
Race in style and Pearl Izumi quality. One of the best jerseys you will ever wear!
RRP is $95 but GP racers can add it to the entry fee for $79.
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