|Letter To Rotax Competitors - Don Moormeister|
Hello Rotax Competitors,
This is my first opportunity to communicate in this format. Many of you ask me about rules at the track and how to find certain information.
Technical regulations are located at gorotax.com , go to Rotax Challenge, then Technical Bulletins.
2011 United States Supplemental Technical Regulations will inform you of Technical regulations pertaining to engine and chassis rules that address conditions in the United States.
You may also go to www.maxchallenge-rotax.com for international rules directly from Rotax BRP PowerTrain in Austria, or “ Mother book” that contains all technical regulations for Regional and International, and Grand Final competitions. At this web site, you may also access 2011 repair manual.
Sporting Regulations may also be found on both above web sites. Sporting Regulations mainly refer to on track activities.
One of our goals is to provide equal competition and treatment for all, in rule enforcement. We have trained Technical Inspectors who will treat everyone the same under the tech tent. Please remember, Rotax rules require engines to compete as supplied by manufacturer, “if it is not expressly allowed, it is not allowed.” You will find in regulations referred to earlier, legal additions. If it is not included in writing, don’t do it.
Some recent and past issues that have come to our attention are, spark plug washers, intake silencers being disconnected, carburetor jetting and float combinations, clutch bearings and o-ring compliance.
Clutches may not be oiled or greased, whether done on purpose or due to over oiling your chain or bearing, excess lubricants in clutch will get you in trouble. I have heard many reasons or excuses for this condition, however when 98% of your fellow competitors comply, you can too.
Dealers, please pay close attention to your 2011 repair manual. This manual is a standard for rule enforcement for items like crankshaft bearings and seal installation.
Race Hard and Clean!
United States Rotax Max Challenge
National Technical Director