This information page is intended for those of other nationalities who are interested in competing in Sweden. The article will touch upon available classes for international drivers , how to find a competition to participate in, how to sign up for a competition and national minimum requirements for you and your bike. This page is meant to get you started, but is not exhaustive in regards to all requirements and regulations for competing in Sweden, we strongly suggest that you contact our federation for further details.
Available classes and licenses
The Swedish national league (S1 equivalent) is open to international participants with a valid international license. Most national league races are also held in conjunction with the supporting class “Open” (SM2+3 equivalent) which also are raced on an international level.
Finding a competition to participate in
Our championship calendar can be found at Svemo, the national federation.
Minimum requirements for you and your bike
Our regulation states that you should have safetywire on everything that could cause an oilspill if it where to come loose i.e:
- front brake caliper
- oil plug(s)
- coolant cap
- oil filler cap
Your bike is allowed to have a maximum of 115dB/A at a test right after the race. If you fail to pass this test your total race time will get an extra minut added to it. Most races will have soundcheck at sign-in. You are required to race the bike on “normal” fuel. The regulation states that fuel bought at a gas station, or alkalyt fuel, is approved for racing. Anti-freeze in the engines cooling system is not allowed. Gear: You are allowed to race in race leathers that can be separated, but it must be zipped together (pants and jacket) during tracktime. Gloves must be of leather. Helmet, dirt bikeboots and back protection is also a requirement. The helmet is not allowed to be hinged open type helmet, what we call a “hot dog eaters” helmet. When you arrive at the race track, have someone help you explaining the start procedure and check if there are any differences from what you are used to. False starts can be penalised in two different ways, via “stop-and-go” (standard) or placement penalty (exception). The Supplementary Regulations for each race will state if the exception is used and any other special circumstances for the race or track in general. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you require assistance in translating these. An environmental mat in the pit is a must.
How to sign up for a competition
All Swedish championship classed races under the federation Svemo are managed under a sign-up system called Svemo TA. TA is localized to English, however feel free to utilize our guide below: