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Dear riders, 
You recently registered for the 12th Classical Belgian Trophy of Gedinne.

We had to modify the price of the"one day event licence" following a price adjustment of the insurance company. The price for3 days of competition in classic motorcycle is 65.00 € for riders domiciled in Belgium (instead of 50.00 €) and of 85.00 € for riders domiciled abroad (instead of 75.00 €). All our apologies for this price modification forwhich we are not responsible and that we could only limit for the foreign riders to 10.00 €. You will be contacted soon by the organizer to invite you to correct the amount of your licence. Thank you in advance for your understanding and we wish you already a good preparation for this next classical motorcycle event in Gedinne !

Kind regards,

 

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is een documentaire waar de regisseur op zoek gaat naar de mens achter de piloot die zijn leven op het spel zet voor niets. De diep menselijke verregaande passie zal hier onthuld worden. Een passie die als buitenstaander soms moeilijk te vatten is, doch waar ieder van ons herkenningspunten in terugvindt.

Het zuiden van België: verrassend mooie, onverstoorde natuurlandschappen afgewisseld met schilderachtige dorpen waar kleine wegen met onvoorspelbare bochten bergop en bergaf dit landelijk schilderij versnijden.

Elke zomer weer, al meer dan 70 jaar, wordt hier gedurende de weekends de dagdagelijkse weg van boer en bewoner even omgekat met strobalen en chicanes.

Al sinds de jaren 30 reeds worden hier op openbare wegen racewedstrijden gehouden in dorpen als Mettet, Chimay, Gedinnes, Jehonville, Francorchamps een speciaal gebeuren.

Een kleine internationale scene geniet ten volle gedurende deze “racing” weekends. Het deelnemersveld bestaat uit gepassioneerde piloten van zeer diverse pluimage; jonge mensen, mensen met weinig budget, gesponsorde piloten (professionele racers) en uiteraard de oudere internationale racelegendes. Al deze mensen hebben één ding gemeen: een ongelooflijke passie voor deze gevaarlijke sport. Drie uiteenlopende karakters worden in het verloop van de raceweekends en tijdens hun voorbereidingen in hun atelier geportretteerd. Zij zullen impulsief confrontaties aangaan met andere piloten over die ”passie” . Vrouw, vriendin en kinderen geven hun visie.

De liefhebbers worden gelokt door de parfums van plantaardige raceolie en heerlijk rubber. Bij het naderen van het “circuit”, strelen de overweldigende luid vibrerende symfonieën en prachtige kleuren van de klassieke motoren oog en oor. Het spektakel begint pas wanneer het startsein gegeven wordt. Deze oudjes (de racemotoren) blijken plots volbloed racepaarden te zijn die met onvoorstelbaar hoge snelheid over onze wegen scheuren. De blik in de ogen van de piloten verraadt alles.

Het summum van de internationale motorsport is het eiland “Isle of Man” waar al honderd jaar geraced wordt. Het volledig eiland wordt gedurende twee weken getransformeerd in een racecircuit.

Motoren vliegen er aan hoge snelheid door de mooiste en gevaarlijke landschappen.

Het is voor elk gepassioneerde piloot zijn ultieme droom hier ooit één keer te kunnen racen.

Op het einde van het raceseizoen krijgen deze dorpen weer een landelijk, idyllisch karakter. De zwaar vermoeide piloten die hun leven hebben gewaagd voor niets meer dan een zilverachtig plastic trofee, keren terug naar hun dagelijkse bekommernissen. Het werk in de atelier kan terug beginnen.

Regisseur: Bernaded Dexters | Duur: 96 min. | Land: België | Jaar: 

Datum: 09/02/2017 | Aanvang: 20:15

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First of all it needs to be clarified there are two Classic Bike championships in Belgium. There’s the FMB/BMB Classic Bike Championship, being the official Belgian Championship installed by the national motorcycle federation.

Secondly we have the CRMB Challenge, being a club championship.

 

The FMB/BMB Classic Bike Championship entitles people to carry the official name of  «Belgian Champion». This championship goes over all the races mentioned in their official yearly calendar.

Two important remarks about this championship:

First, pilots participating in one or more races with a one day only license are excluded for marking championship points.

Second, series are regrouped in «Classes». Class 1 for example consists of the following series: 50cc, Vintage Gr1, Vintage Gr2, 200 Gr1 & 200 Gr. During each race there is a scoreboard for each series (remember: ONLY pilots with a year license are taken into account to mark points). At the end of the season, all points of each series are integrated into one single classification for which the final winner (pilot who marked most points, logically) receives the title of Belgian Classic Bike Champion, the winner of Class 1 in our example.

 

Then there’s the CRMB Challenge, which is a still existing non-official club championship because it existed long before the FMB/BMB Classic Bike Championship. Particular for the CRMB Challenge is that ALL license holders (year license AND one day only license) are taken into account to mark points but only in strictly Classic Bike events ONLY, organizing races for ALL series (in 2016 this was the case for Croix, Chimay & Gedinne). There is a final winner for EACH series as long as this winner raced his series in at least two of the three events.

For a certain pilot X there is a clear difference between the scoreboard (and the obtained  points) in the FMB/BMB Classic Bike Championship and the one in the CRMB Challenge as pilots racing with a one day only license ending up higher then pilot X are excluded from marking points in the FMB/BMB Classic Bike Championship but are taken into account to mark points in the CRMB Challenge.

 

Example : pilot X disposes of a year license. In a certain event he finishes 5th in his series but 2 pilots both racing with a one day only license end up 2nd and 4th. For the FMB/BMB Classic Bike Championship pilot X will be considered to claim the 3rd place, taking 16 points, as pilots with one day only licenses are excluded from marking points. For the CRMB Challenge pilot X will mark only 11 points, for the 5th place, as here ALL license holders can obtain points.

 

 

Second important note to explain the reason for the different approaches between the 2 championships. 

 

– The Belgian Federation aims to favor holders of a year license. That is why pilots racing with a one day only license are excluded from marking points in their championship. At the end of the racing season the Belgian Federation regroups several series into one single class because if not there would be to many national titles which would bring down the valor of being a Belgian champion. Plus, in certain series, pilots are way to few to be able to talk about a real competition. The integration of series into one single class also gives the opportunity to older machines (generally in Gr1) mostly being less performing to nevertheless win a national Classic Bike championship.

 

– The CRMB Challenge prefers regularity to pure power but wants to offer the chance to ALL pilots to go for the title, whatever kind of license they may hold. On technical and historical grounds we find it not logical to regroup several to different series into one class. This may all seem very confusing but it proves to be effective and honors all racers in both championships.

 

Another important problem arises when talking about the responsibility of organizing the events. Lots of pilots are confused of the difference between the BMB/FMB (the Belgian national federation) and the CRMB. The CRMB is NOT the organizer of the National Belgian Championship, it is indeed the Belgian federation which is. We as CRMB simply organize 2 races for the national Belgian championship: the Belgian Classic Trophy at Gedinne and the  Belgian Classic GP in the framework of the Biker’s Classic, but make no mistake: of course we maintain our own old CRMB Challenge.

 

Thus said, we hope to have given you all a more clear view about both Belgian Classic Bike championships.