CCP Track Safety Update

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Geneva 2016. . *. STRC amendments. *Developments with APDs. *Track Inspections. ID: 464302 Download Presentation

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CCP Track Safety Update

Geneva 2016


*STRC amendments *Developments with APDs *Track Inspections


Amendments to the STRC 2016


effect from 1.1.2016 FIM will no longer accept and certify any

new venue

where the primary safety fence is of a solid construction, being wooden planks, wooden board or any solid material that is not in any way flexible and as such does not allow for the absorbing of kinetic energy when struck by a competitor or racing machinery.




respect of current licensed venues with a

solid non-flexible safety fence,

additional protection will be required which may take the form of either of the following options:





Additional protection is to be fitted to unprotected solid safety fences and kickboards on the exit of bends 2 and 4 from the end of a certified APD for a distance of 20 metres along the straights.


further protection will be in the form of foam padding or similar as certified and approved by FIM.


It is recommended that the additional protection be fitted as soon as possible following confirmation from FIM of the date of availability of the




requirement will be compulsory with effect from 12 Months following the confirmed date of availability.


Option 2

If the safety fence and kickboard is not of a flexible design the safety fence must be replaced by a flexible alternative as agreed and accepted by the FIM on the exit of bends 2 and 4 from the end of a certified APD for a distance of 20 metres along the straights.

In respect of option 2 if this option is chosen work must be completed by 1st January 2017.


One possible solution from Germany (Abensberg)


079.7.3 - Outer starting gate stanchion

The outer stanchion should be positioned a minimum of 60

cm away from the outer edge of the safety fence




In order to ensure compliance, all tracks hosting FIM events in 2016 are required to email to the FIM a photograph of the outer starting gate stanchion demonstrating compliance with the above regulation.


should be sent at least one month before the date of the 2016 e






A minimum of 4 spare APD panels in good condition (from the same brand) shall be available at the start of an event and shall be immediately available and ready for use.



When fitting APDs to the safety fence, a maximum of 10cm gap between the APD and the fence is permitted.


is necessary to allow for the natural curvature of the safety fence.


If during a track inspection by the appointed FIM Track Inspector or by an appointed Jury President it is found that


APD is not in compliance with the STRC then


FIM Track Licence for that track may be suspended until reparatory work has been carried out and re-inspected.


The Organiser and the Clerk of the Course are responsible for the fitting of the APD to the Safety Fence, as required by the manufacturers.


Individual labelling of units


manufacturers will be required to ensure that from 01.01.2016 every new APD panel is labelled with its own individual serial number and the year of manufacture.


label should be hard wearing and easily accessible for inspection.


Notification to CCP of servicing/ replacement

APD manufacturers will notify the FIM in writing or by email whenever major repairs or servicing is carried out to any APD fence


The information shall include the name of the track, details of the work carried out, any replacement panels supplied and any recommendation for future work.


manufacturers should also send to FIM the numbers of APD installed on any tracks.


APDs -Future Developments

ongoing discussions and planning


Measures to prevent lifting on impact – suggestions from manufacturers

Bury the APD and kick board into the track by 10 -15 cm


fitting sand bags into the wedge to replace the air, each bag contains 25kg - 100 kg per 5m barrier.


Improved designs

Type A “plus+” Barrier – 60km/h – For Long Track/Grass Track and Speedway


The FIM recommends: The connection between the modules should have a geometric form.


an additional protective cover track side



or pressure gauge fitted to each module in order to check the pressure of the module


Track Inspection Report – Jury Presidents

New Track Inspection Report for 2016

More information required (sorry!)

Separate additional section for Ice Racing

More user-friendly section for APDs

Professional and thorough Track Inspections are a reflection on CCP


Please have a good look

For Example - Ensure that fixings and straps are in good condition


And that the APD is properly fixed at the back



Keep in touch

Please send me all your track and JP reports

Please send me any concerns that you may have of any bad practice

Have a great season

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