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FMSQ PRESS RELEASE - 2024 Racing Regulations Committee

Updated: Apr 14


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Dear members,


Following the official announcement of November 7, 2023 from the FMSQ board of directors concerning the updating process of the rule book for the 2024 season, here is the information regarding the proposals submitted to the racing regulations committee by the FMSQ members.


The members participating on this committee will meet Tuesday January 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. according to the following terms :


  • The committee, made up of a maximum of 5 members, plus our general director and/or our events director and a member of the FMSQ board, will have to review the member proposals for the modification of the 2024 racing rule book. 

  • Following a single meeting, the committee will provide a list of recommendations which will be submitted to the FMSQ Board of Directors for a vote in order to be incorporated into the 2024 rule book.


If you are interested and want to get involved in this committee, here is the procedure to follow:


  • You have until January 26, 2024 to send your application to the following email address: info@fmsq.net. There are 5 member spots available (important: members who apply must have been registered as an FMSQ member for the 2023 season).

  • Make sure you are available for the scheduled meeting Tuesday January 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. by ZOOM videoconference (note that only one meeting is planned for this committee). The choice of the five members will be made by drawing lots by the Board.



Here is a short summary of the proposals received and which will be analyzed in detail by the regulatory committee . The committee will receive full details and context for each request for proposal to assist them in their request review process :

Proposition 1

Requester: FMSQ Member

Rules: F-3 Categories and limitations

Addition of a MOTO 50+ category in the Sunday PM race.

Proposition 2

Requester: FMSQ Member

Rules: EB-8 Track Inspection and Practice

Prohibit bicycles and E-BIKEs on the track during the QUAD and MOTO races.

Proposition 3

Applicant: 2 FMSQ members

Rules: EB-6 Plate categories and colors

Adding an E-BIKE 40+ category in the E-BIKE Saturday race.

Proposition 4

Applicant: FMSQ Member

Rules: F-1 Licenses/ Membership

Do not force the 2nd and 3rd in the championship of each category to move to the higher class according to the current regulations in order to allow them to have the chance to win their category the following year. 

Proposition 5

Applicant: FMSQ Member

Rules: EB-6 Plate categories and colors

Adding an E-BIKE Women Beginner category in the E-BIKE Saturday race.

Proposition 6

Applicant: FMSQ Member

Rules: F-9 Respect (i)

Allow the use of generators (INVERTER type only) during the night. These make less noise than standard generators and would allow people to use their air conditioning system. Interior noise from air conditioning in trailers would also help to mitigate the effect of exterior noise.

Proposition 7

Applicant: 2 FMSQ members

Rules: F-3 Categories and limitations

Addition of a MOTO Women 45+ or 50+ category in the Sunday morning 8:30 a.m. race.

Proposition 8

Applicant: FMSQ Member

Rules: F-3 Categories and limitations

Prohibit access to Talaria and Surron type electric motorcycles in the MOTO Women 35+ category. This type of motorcycle poses a problem of equity between motorcycles.

Proposition 9

Requester: FMSQ Member

Rules: F-3 Categories and limitations

Addition of a Women's MOTO category equivalent to Sportsman in the Sunday morning 8:30 a.m. race. This category would be aimed at women who do not want to ride a MOTO Women Inter on Saturday at 10 a.m. This would allow the FMSQ to retain certain women who leave the competition due to certain factors in the 10am race such as: the level of difficulty of the track, many riders present on the circuit, the big difference with the level of the MOTO Women Inter class...

Proposition 10

Applicant: FMSQ Member

Rules: F-6 Championship Points Calculation

Creation of a “Grand Slam” type championship which would be a combination of all FMSQ disciplines, i.e. QUAD , MOTORCYCLE and E-BIKE. This could motivate people to participate in several events.

Proposition 11

Requester: FMSQ Member

Rules: EB-6 Plate categories and colors

Divide the Women E-Bike category into two categories: the Women Expert and Women E-Bike category and revise the starting order between the two categories Women and 30+.

Proposition 12

Applicant: FMSQ Member

Rules: F-3 Categories and limitations

Add the KX112 model to the list of models or engine capacity authorized in the MOTO Schoolboy A and B category.

Proposition 13

Applicant: FMSQ Member

Rules: F-3 Categories and limitations

Modify the starting order of the Sunday morning race at 8:30 a.m. in order to start the MOTO Pee-Wee A category before the MOTO Women Beginner A category and analyze the average of the results in order to perhaps also include the MOTO Dame 35+. This would make passes easier during the race.

Proposition 14

Applicant: FMSQ Member

Rules: F-3 Categories and limitations

Add a Pro-AM 125-150cc 2T category (similar to the XC-3 category at the GNCC) to the Sunday PM race and look at the possibility of adding an Amateur 125-150cc 2T category to the Sunday 10 a.m. race in order to allow racers to develop on these displacements.

Proposition 15

Applicant: FMSQ Member

Rules: F-3 Categories and limitations

Add a QUAD 4x4 category on Saturday to the 12:45 p.m. race for a race duration of 2 hours. 4x4 QUAD models are now much more accessible on the market than conventional racing models and FMSQ tracks would often be ideal for this type of machine.

Proposition 16

Applicant: FMSQ Member

Rules: CC-8 External support

Request to clarify the regulations governing external assistance during a race because it is not clear whether a rider can receive help in a section of the course or not.

Proposition 17

Applicant: FMSQ Member

Rules: F-3 Categories and limitations

Allow the 125cc 2T MOTO to be used in the MOTO Women Beginner B category because these motorcycles are better suited to some taller women.

Proposition 18

Applicant: FMSQ Member

Rules: F-7 Safety Devices

Make the nerf bars optional for the QUAD Expert category only.

Proposition 19

Applicant: FMSQ Team

Rules: F-8 Plates and numbers 

Clarify the regulation to make number plates on the rear fenders of QUADs mandatory.

Proposition 20

Applicant: FMSQ Team

Rules: F-1 Licenses/ Membership

Remove the maximum age in the MOTORCYCLE categories for the following categories: 30+, Amateur 30+, Amateur 40+ and Amateur 50+. This would allow a 60+ to compete in 40+ for example.

Proposition 21

Applicant: FMSQ Team

Rules: F-6 Points Championship Points Calculation

Remove the Throw Away for the E-BIKE Expert category.

Proposition 22

Applicant: FMSQ Team

Rules: F-3 Categories and limitations

Add the KX112 model to the list of models or displacements authorized in the Women Beginner B and Schoolboy A MOTO categories.

Proposition 23

Applicant: FMSQ Team

Rules: F-9 Respect (E)

Add a sanctions management process enforceable by the FMSQ board and establish an official warning process based on placing a racer or member of his entourage on probation.

Proposition 24

Requester: FMSQ Team

Rules: EB-6 Plate categories and colors

Revisit E-BIKE categories in relation to participation, participation projections and look at the question of the power output of the E-Bikes in the market currently.

Proposition 25

Applicant: FMSQ Team

Rules: New

Evaluate the possibility of adding a regulation on concussions.

Proposition 26

Applicant: FMSQ Team

Rules: CC-7 Start (H)

Improve the regulation on false starts because the current sanction is not precise and it is difficult to apply by the FMSQ team.

Proposition 27

Applicant: FMSQ Team

Rules: F-17 Pit riding 

Modify the pit riding regulations to clarify the penalties automatically applied in Livelaps on championship points of a racer after an FMSQ official sees this racer doing pit riding or his vehicle being used in pit riding without prior notice or warning.


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