Faq

What is the “Motogiro d’Italia”?
Is a speed race?
Can I participate with any vehicle?
If it is not a speed competition how do you decide who is the winner?
I have never participated in a competition of this type, how can I understand the criteria for carrying out of trials and awarding points and penalties?
Can I participate with a passenger?
And if I don't care about the competition?
I have a vintage motorcycle, I have no bags or suitcases, how can I carry my luggage with me?
My bike is very old, what happens if I fail for a breakdown?
And if the bike is not repairable? Should I call a tow truck and a taxi to come back to the hotel?
I have a motorcycle with a small tank and therefore little autonomy, can I run out of fuel?
I have seen that the path sometimes goes through even large towns; isn't there the risk of being bottled up?
If unfortunately I have an accident what happens?
I suffer from food intolerances, how do I do it?
What will happen to my car/van/truck during the week?
What if I want to import my bike for another country?
What if I’m not able to come with my own bike?
How many money do I need besides the fee?
What else do I need to worry about?
What is the “Motogiro d’Italia”?

It is the historical re-enactment of a motorcycle competition that started for the first time in 1914.

Is a speed race?

Absolutely not, the participants drive through the normal roads open to traffic, and must STRICTLY comply with the provisions of the traffic laws. The track is calculated for an average of 40 km/h (25 mi/h). The competition of the race are the ability tests during the day and the stamp controls along the track.

Can I participate with any vehicle?

All motorcycles are allowed to participate, as long as they are in compliance with the traffic laws and insured. For the competition we have different categories for the bikes, based on the year of production and style.

If it is not a speed competition how do you decide who is the winner?

It is a regularity race, each participant must pass through the control points within a set time; moreover, at the start, at the finish line and along the route, each participant must face ability trial that are carried out in well-defined areas, bounded and closed to traffic, and are tests that are carried out at very low speed, where the objective is go across a route of some tens of meters using exactly the time that is previously communicated by the timekeepers.

I have never participated in a competition of this type, how can I understand the criteria for carrying out of trials and awarding points and penalties?

R – On the first evening we commit a participant briefing. During this briefing you can get all information needed. Everything is also explained in detail in the regulation that is signed at the time of registration and that we invite you to read carefully; in any case, for any doubts concerning the assignment of scores, there are two timekeeper crews who are ready to give you all the answers you are looking for.

Can I participate with a passenger?

Of course, there are diversified registration fees per pilot and passenger.

And if I don't care about the competition?

There is no problem, you can register in the “Tourists” category and you are not “obliged” to worry about times, trials and rankings. In this sense the Motogiro is also an alternative way of experiencing tourism in Italy.

I have a vintage motorcycle, I have no bags or suitcases, how can I carry my luggage with me?

You don’t have to worry about it: in the kit that will be delivered to you during the preliminary operations the day before departure, you will find identification labels with your name and the names of the hotels where you will stay in the various stages; all you have to do is apply these tags to your bags, deposit your luggage where will be shown you in the morning at the hotel before you leave, and you will find them in the destination hotel in the afternoon.

My bike is very old, what happens if I fail for a breakdown?

You will only have to wait a little, we have two crews of mechanics accompanying the caravan, as soon as they arrive at you they will work to repair the fault.

And if the bike is not repairable? Should I call a tow truck and a taxi to come back to the hotel?

Of course not: if the bike could not be repaired on site, it will be loaded into the van and taken to the end of the stage, where the mechanics will be able to work more calmly to solve the problem; in the wake of the mechanics there is a minibus, which will take you on board and accompany you all the way up to the stage finish.

In the most unfortunate hypothesis in which the fault is serious and definitively not repairable, the bike will be loaded into our equipped big truck and will follow the caravan until the end of the event, and you will still be able to enjoy all the services following the event on board the minibus .

I have a motorcycle with a small tank and therefore little autonomy, can I run out of fuel?

No, if you follow the indications of the roadbook that will be delivered to you on departure: in addition to the detailed description of the route, it is indicated to you when there are long stretches without the possibility of refueling: in this case the last useful distributor is reported and invited all participants to fill up. And if you really can’t make it to the next distributor, the mechanics will think about supplying you enough.

I have seen that the path sometimes goes through even large towns; isn't there the risk of being bottled up?

A – For several years now the General Command of the Carabinieri has honored us with the presence of four Carabinieri riders who escort the caravan all the way, and get in touch with the competent local authorities asking for support to overcome the most demanding situations.

If unfortunately I have an accident what happens?

The organization has a medical staff of six people divided as follows: an ambulance with two rescuers on board, a medical car with a doctor and a nurse on board, two medical bikes with a rescuer on board each; their location within the caravan is designed to have, at any point there is an accident, a maximum time of intervention of 8 minutes; then depending on the nature and gravity of the problem, the support of the local rescue units is requested. If hospitalization is necessary, our staff will assist the injured person in the usual procedures.

I suffer from food intolerances, how do I do it?

In the online registration form there is a space dedicated to the intolerances or dietary needs of the participant.

What will happen to my car/van/truck during the week?

We always start at a point where we arrange enough parking space for the vehicles. When you arrive at the starting point, look out for our stuff and they will help you to find the right parking place for the week.

What if I want to import my bike for another country?

If you ask us, we can give you all informations you need.

What if I’m not able to come with my own bike?

Don’t worry, we are in contact with a bike rental service that will give you the bike you prefer.

How many money do I need besides the fee?

First it depends on your bike, fuel in Italy is a little more expensive than in other European countries. Many of fuel stations works with cash machines. If you don’t want to pay with credit cards, it’s good to have little paper money (5, 10 or 20 €) with you. The cash machines don’t give exchange money. In the regular fee you have breakfast and dinner in the hotel. Most of our friends and partner who arrange the breaks also prepare little buffets for you. Only if you want special dining along the track you have to pay on your own.

What else do I need to worry about?

Of nothing, you just have to think about fill the tank, driving, enjoying breathtaking landscapes, enjoying tasty refreshments and relaxing on arrival in top-class hotel facilities. We will take care of the rest.

Do you have further doubts and questions?

Send us your requests to the email info@motogiroitalia.it and we will reply as soon as possible.

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