2004 Maxxis UK Supermoto Championship
In response to several queries from many people regarding a statement issued
by the ACU on July 22nd, we can confirm that this does not alter the
position of the 2004 Maxxis UK Supermoto Championship. Dave Stewart CEO of
the organising club BMCRC has issued the following, final statement:
"The latest clarification from the ACU (22 July) is clearly going to be
welcome news to Supermoto competitors and teams alike.
I never had any doubt that the ACU were operating within the parameters laid
out on the insurance pages of the current handbook (commencing on page 79).
Any inference that this was not the case certainly didn't come from me.
Sadly, my problem with Supermoto specifically originates on exactly those
pages of the handbook. On page 80 in BOLD print (presumably to emphasise its
importance) it states "It is a condition of the policies that ACU Codes,
Regulations and Supplementary Regulations are observed and complied with.
Failure to comply could prejudice the operation of the cover." The most
important code is obviously the National Sporting Code. If there is any
conflict between the other Codes and Regulations and the NSC, the NSC will
So, when it came to my attention that I was unable to run Supermoto in total
compliance with the NSC, I had to make a decision. Could I get the NSC
amended or should I cease to run Supermoto? The answer, unfortunately, is
on page 2 of the NSC itself, paragraph 2 of 1.02: "The NSC should apply
It would only be of benefit to 'ambulance chasers' and those who wish to
harm the sport if I detailed the areas that I feel I can't comply with.
Others, more experienced in off-road disciplines, may feel that they can do
so and I wish them every success. The ACU is a responsible organisation and
if they are confident that those events for which they have already issued
permits are in accordance with the NSC, I bow to their superior knowledge.
My own view as to my ability to comply however, remains unchanged".