Alps Tourist Trophy: in June the motorcycle event proof of COVID-19

Adventure motorcycle, tourism and a pinch of competition in the new event that is proof of social distancing. It's called Alps Tourist Trophy will be held in June in Piedmont. Here all the information to participate and… to win!

The cousins ​​of Moto Raid Experience – the organizers of the Gibraltar Race – they invented another of theirs. Si chiama Alps Tourist Trophy and as the name clearly shows…

  • is held in the Alps
  • has a tourist character, di scoperta
  • has a competitive soul, it's a trophy

Alps Tourist Trophy: what is it?

It is atouristic motorcycle event with ranking based on navigation skills and running smoothness in which all motorcyclists can participate with a motorcycle that is also suitable for off-road use. They will be divided into two categories:

  • Tourist: with declared weight not less than 150 kg
  • Specialist: all other off-road bikes

The path alternates on e off-road and will lead participants to discover the lesser-known locations of the Piedmontese Alps and was conceived starting from the current needs of social distancing of non-assembly.

“We believe unexpected changes, like the exceptional one that affected everyone with the coronavirus emergency, also bring opportunities " – declares Manuel of MRE – ​"We therefore thought of a new event to return to travel with our bikes but at the same time guaranteeing everyone the necessary safety“.

Thus was born the proposal of a tourist event but also a competitive one – as happens for the aforementioned Gibraltar Race – however on Italian territory, easier to access therefore with a much lower duration and costs, and that it respects the current provisions on safety and social distancing.

Bikers will travel alone but they will be “monitored” thanks to a special logger and an application that will verify the accuracy of their path. A GPS navigator enabled for GPX maps or a smartphone or tablet equipped with an application capable of reading them is essential to participate. And a stopwatch.

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The event lasts two days and is repeated four times, per 24 pilots every time. These are the dates:

  • 26-27 June 2020
  • 28-29 June 2020
  • 3-4 July 2020
  • 5-6 July 2020

The participants in the Alps Tourist Trophy leave spaced by 10 minutes one from the other and divided into two groups with two different departures and make two ring routes on the first day and in the morning of the second day. Both for the stretches on asphalt and the dirt roads are open to traffic and therefore the compliance with the highway code.

Their mission is to faithfully follow in the footsteps of the gods transfers and reach all transit points (waypoint) set in the Special tests. Waypoints skipped or travel times not respected, both early and late, involve the assignment of penalty points.

In the afternoon of the second day, instead, you make one timed test on an off-road route closed to traffic. In this case, the penalty points are assigned based on the difference with the minimum time set.

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Who scores the fewest penalties in the 2 days wins and the first 3 are rewarded and can access The Final of the Trophy planned per 11 – 12 July 2020. All others receive recognition for participation.

4 rounds and a final

The best 3 in each of the two categories of the four events they will be able to access the Final of the Trophy which will take place on a new route but in the same way.

The departure is always from the city of Saluzzo in the province of Cuneo and the structures identified comply with safety standards “Safe welcome” by Federalberghi.

The participation fee was set in 260 Euro e include:

  • signing up
  • gps logger rental (deposit to be paid 50 €)
  • recovery of a broken or damaged bike on the route
  • 1 night in a single room
  • 1 cena
  • 1 colazione
  • 1 pranzo
  • participation gadgets

To pre-register for the first edition of the Alps Tourist Trophy, choosing the date you want to attend, just go to the appropriate Moto Raid Experience website form.

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