12 Ore - The race

Regulation 2023

Provisional regulation Updated on March 29th, 2023, pending approval


SAND SPORTS Management organizes the third edition of the 12 HOURS Il Ciocco.

The event is based on the historical re-enactment of the IL CIOCCO 12 HOURS, a race in pairs, held on 1-2 March 1975.

The intention of the organizers of this race is to keep alive the memory of the bikes and champions who gave fame to the specialty in particular until 1981 when the discipline changed its name from Regularity to Enduro.

The organizer, guided by this spirit, with the intention, however imperfect it may be, of balancing participants born before 1983 and motorcycles built up to 1986, will draw up all the classifications of the Il Ciocco 12 HOURS by applying specific coefficients as expressed in Article 10 of this Regulation.

The event will take place in accordance with the FMI Sporting Code with reference to the FMI 2023 Vintage Motorcycle Sporting Regulations and these Supplementary Regulations.

The event will be open to the participation of European riders and will be held from 10th to 12th November 2023 at Il Ciocco, Barga, Italy.

Nearest airport: Pisa (PSA) – Firenze (FLR)
Motorway: A11 exit Lucca
National Roads: SS12 – SP2
Nearest Town: Barga (Lucca)


Name : Sand Sports Management srl
Address: Via Calchera 3 – 24067 Sarnico
FMI License nº: 0/146/202
Official Website: https://www.dodiciore.com

Name : Matteo Dami
Address: C/O OSE – Loc. Il Ciocco – 55051 Barga (LU) – Italy
Ph. nº : +39 392 6622643
email : matteo.dami@dodiciore.com

Name : Piero Batini
Ph. nº : +39 328 4836998
email : pbatini@gmail.com


Name : Giuseppe Belotti
Tel nº : +39 338 9699443 (starting November 09th)
email : info@dodiciore.com

Ph. nº : +39 0583 719401
email : info@ciocco.it


The event will take place in all weather conditions, on a track open even to normal private traffic. The route will be indicated by arrows and track tape. The route, with departure and arrival at the Il Ciocco stadium, will wind through the surrounding areas, including the off-road sections. The total mileage of the event is approximately 390 km. Although the route does not include particularly difficult passages, it requires skill on the part of the rider and an efficient motorcycle, especially as regards the condition of the tires in the event of rain. In the opinion of the Organizing Committee, any checkpoint by stamp or sight (C.P.) may be foreseen, which will be announced by the organization within the term of the Preliminary Operations.

The average travel speed is set for all motorcycles at 33 km/h.


Participants must be at least 40 years old (born before 11.11.1983), up to the age of 80 and be in possession of an FMI Competitive License or, if foreigners, a National License and relative authorization from the Federation to which they belong.

Priority is given to riders who participated in the 1975 edition, and subsequently to riders who participated in the 2022 edition. Subsequently, riders who have previously concluded at least one international motorcycle event recognized by the International Motorcycle Federation will be admitted. Riders deemed suitable by the FMI rules at the time of the registration request are also admitted, up to the maximum limit established by the current FMI regulations.

Since the E – Electric class is considered promotional, there are no age limits.



Reserved for crews of two drivers who will compete for the conquest of the overall classifications of the event and those of the class.

Each crew has the right to choose whether to participate with one or two motorcycles. If the crew does not intend to participate with a single motorcycle, each driver is given the right to mark a motorcycle on condition that it belongs to the same class in which the crew was entered.

Each crew member will have to complete three non-consecutive laps of the course, of the six laps scheduled for each day of competition.


Reserved for riders who will participate individually by covering all the laps foreseen by the race. They will compete for the conquest of the Marathon classification in a single class using a motorcycle of any class.

Gentlemen Drivers

Reserved for riders who will participate individually or in pairs without competing for any classification.

This category has no minimum age limit. Riders who will participate in this category will not be asked for a Driver’s license or the registration form of the vehicle in the Historical Register. It will be sufficient to be in possession of a Moto Club/FMI or a foreign Moto Club affiliation card. The Gentlemen Drivers will be able to travel the entire course or pass on the detours eventually granted to them as communicated by the race direction. In any case, they will not be admitted to any final classification.

Given the non-competitive contents, those registered in this category will be allowed to register and participate with motorcycles registered or produced up to 1993.

During the course of the event, each rider will be required to wear appropriate clothing and protective systems in good condition as required by the FMI Regulations.

Drivers who took part in the 1975 and 2022 editions of the Il Ciocco 12 Hours will be given stickers for the number plate with a gold background and black assigned number. Riders who took part in the 1975 or 2022 edition of the Il Ciocco 12 hours will be given stickers with a red background. All the other participants in the Classic category will be given stickers for the plate with a yellow background. Participants in the Marathon category will be given stickers with a green background. Registered in the Gentlemen Drivers category will be given stickers with a black background.


Mopeds, scooters and motorcycles, equipped with the FMI Historical Fiche, of any brand and engine size are admitted. All motorcycles with Italian license plates must be registered in the FMI Historical register. Motorcycles with foreign number plates must conform to the original model and their acceptance will be at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.

Motorcycles with provisional registration for the single event issued by the CME – Commissione Motocicli d’Epoca FMI (FMI Vintage Motorcycles Commission) may be admitted, provided that a regular request has been submitted to the FMI for them and only for motorcycles in compliance with the highway code and duly insured; the Preliminary number must in any case be indicated in the provisional. Under no circumstances are cross motorcycles allowed and the use of test plates is not permitted.

Motorcycles will be divided into the following classes:

B – Classic 81 (Manufactured until 1981)

B0 fup to 50cc.
B1 up to 100cc
B2 up to 125cc
B3 up to 175cc
B4 over 175cc

C – Classic 83 (Manufactured until 1983)
C0 up to 80cc
C1 up to 125cc
C2 up to 250 cc
C3 over 250cc

X – EVO 1986 (Manufactured until 1986)
X1 up to 125cc
X2 over 125cc

E – Electric single class

Only motorcycles equipped with: air cooling, drum brakes, two rear shock absorbers will be admitted to class B.

If at the close of registration, there are not at least three participants in each single class, they will be merged into the immediately higher class.

In order to be admitted to the event, all motorcycles must be provided with regular documents, covered by an insurance policy, in compliance with the Highway Code, with a functioning lighting system and with a regular number plate mounted and firmly secured to the rear mudguard, all under the sole responsibility of the rider. Motorcycles that do not meet the above requirements will not be admitted to the start.

Foreign riders must send photos or supplementary documentation of the motorcycle with which they intend to participate in the event, to be attached to the registration form, in order to allow an assessment of suitability by the Organizing Committee, which reserves the right of not accepting motorcycles deemed unsuitable. In this case, timely communication and reimbursement of the registration fee will be given.


Registrations must be made electronically using the appropriate form published on the page https://www.dodiciore.com/en/registrations/ accompanied by all the required attachments.
Registration will open on 24 July 2023 at 12:00.

The organizer will accept entries until the maximum number of participants is reached and, in any case, no later than 22 October 2023.
Any requests regarding category or engine size changes must be made in writing to the organizers no later than 22 October 2023.
In accepting registrations, priority will be given according to the following order of categories:

  1. Classic
  2. Marathon
  3. Gentlemen Drivers

Participation in the event remains fixed up to a maximum of 180 starting slots. With the same date of receipt, the date of forwarding of the complete registration form, accompanied by all the required attachments, will be considered as proof.

Entry fees

  • Classic: €175 for each crew member.
  • Marathon €250.
  • Gentlemen Drivers 200 (single) and € 300 (pair).
  • Club-Team-Industry teams: €100.

Within seven working days of receiving the complete documentation, the organizer will inform the interested parties of both acceptance of the registration and any non-acceptance, motivating the cause.

The payment of the registration fee, according to the aforementioned amounts and terms, must be made as per the instructions on the website on the registration page, by bank transfer to:

BPER Banca S.p.A
IBAN: IT71A0538752480000042604661
Unique Code: M5UXCR1

In the event that the application for registration does not meet the requirements, it will be rejected by notifying the interested party who will have the opportunity to adapt it by the deadline of 22 October 2023. If this deadline has elapsed, the application will be refused and the registration fee registration forfeited.

No change of class and engine capacity can be requested after 22 October 2023.

Acceptance of the registration remains, in any case, at the sole discretion of the Organizing Committee.

Under no circumstances will it be possible to request a refund of the registration fee after the deadline of 12 October 2023.

In the paddock, 27 m2 will be reserved for each registered pair. For Moto Clubs with at least three registered couples, who want adjoining spaces and who expressly request it, 54 m2 will be allocated. 27 m2 will be reserved for each participant in the Marathon category.

Campervans and motorhomes will not be allowed to park inside the paddock, for which a different location will be provided.


Preliminary Inspections (Administration & Technical) will be carried out on 10 November starting at 10:00 and the last driver will be accepted by 5:45 pm at the Il Ciocco stadium in Castelvecchio Pascoli (Barga). . The compulsory Parc Fermé regime is envisaged with entry from 10:30 am. The last motorcycle will enter the Parc Fermé no later than 6.00 pm on the same day.

The Parc Fermé and the Parco di Lavoro will be open on Saturday 11 November and Sunday 12 November, 15 minutes before the departure time of each conductor. For the Classic category, it will be exclusively the rider who will make the first lap to reach the starting area.

The Parc Fermé regime will also apply at the end of the race.

In the same area there will be the starting and finishing area of the event, as well as the only Time Check and the Rider Change area.
During the preliminary operations it is necessary to present the FMI Rider’s Licence or, for foreign riders, the National License and relative authorization from the Federation to which they belong.

To facilitate the preliminary inspections, the Organization will provide stickers with the race numbers to be affixed to the plates. The list with the race numbers will be announced seven days before the preliminary examination.
Participants are required to present the motorcycles at the technical inspection, after having received the stickers with the race number affixed on the motorcycle number plates during the administrative inspection.

The motorcycles must be parked, after the checks, in the Parc Fermé and can only be picked up 15 minutes before the first race of each individual rider.

In the event that a crew motorcycle suffers mechanical damage, both riders will be able to continue the race using a single motorcycle. The motorcycles will be marked with stickers/indelible markers in the following parts:

  • steering head
  • exhaust silencer

The motorcycles must be presented to the preliminary examination without previous stamps, and the rider must wear their own approved helmet. Anyone caught riding without a helmet will be penalized 60 points; if old marks are present, the rider will have to remove them and then return to the inspection; if he does not provide for the removal, he will be excluded from the race start.

The paddock is located at the Il Ciocco stadium and will be accessible from 09:00 on 09 November. Before accessing the paddock, riders must contact the personnel in charge who will give those entitled the instructions for occupying the space reserved for each crew or individual participant or for each registered team.

The change between the riders for the Classic category can take place, at each lap, only inside the paddock, in the assistance space assigned to the crew.

  1. Schedule

The event will respect the following schedule:

Friday 10 November technical-administrative checks starting from 10:00 to 17:45.

Friday 10 November at 19:00 compulsory briefing for all participants: ceremony for the return of the Imerio Testori and Caschi Rossi trophies.

Saturday 11 November, first day of competition starts at 10:00. Theoretical arrival of the first competitor at 16:00.

Sunday 12 November departure second day of competition 08:00. Theoretical arrival of the first competitor at 14.00.

Sunday 12 November Prize giving at 16:00.


The Imerio Testori Trophy is put up for grabs again for the couple that wins the overall classification of class B – Classic 81.

The Red Helmet Trophy is up for grabs and will be awarded to the rider who, over the two days of competition, has achieved the best time in a single Cross Special Trial in class B – Classic 81.

The winners of the Imerio Testori Trophy and the Caschi Rossi Trophy will be required to put the trophy back up for grabs, which will be awarded to the winners of the next edition.

The first three riders of each class and of each category will be awarded.

The first three classified teams of Club or Scuderia or Association will be awarded.

The awards will take place thirty minutes after the official rankings have been posted.

The participation medal will be awarded to all drivers who have completed the race and will appear in the rankings.


The final classifications will take into account both days of competition and will be obtained by adding the times of all the special stages carried out. The total is reduced to a score corresponding to seconds and tenths of a second: 1157.3 (ie: every second is one point and every tenth is one tenth of a point).

(E.g.: Time taken 54 minutes 16 seconds 4 tenths = 3256.4 points).

Any penalties suffered by the crew will be added to the final score in accordance with the regulations.

The following rankings will be displayed:

  • Absolute class B – Classic 81
  • All classes divided by engine capacity
  • Marathon category in one category
  • Electric Class in one category
  • Category Women in one class
  • Club/Scuderia/Industria in one ranking.

For the counting of all classifications, with the exception of the Electric category, a compensatory calculation will be made which takes into account the age of the crew and the year of registration of the motorcycles, following the calculation indicated below:

starting from the score obtained by each pair as specified in the first paragraph of this article, the score itself will be multiplied by the coefficient deriving from the table below.

The result will then be multiplied by the coefficient applied to the average age of the two motorcycles used (or of the single motorcycle used if it is the same).

The resulting figure will give the final result.

For example, if the couple has totaled a total score of 2h,42’34”,2 points equal to 9754.2 points

This score is multiplied by the coefficient of the average age of the year 1962 (1.006) for a total of 9812.7 points and this figure is multiplied by the coefficient of the average age of the motorcycles used by the couple (1980 equal to 1.035) reaching the final score of 10156.1

Il Ciocco 12 Hours 2023 Combined classification coefficient table

The coefficients will not be applied to the Electric class.

  1. TEAMS

The Moto Club or Scuderia team can only be made up of crews registered in the classic category belonging to the same association and must be made up of at least two different brands and at least two different engine sizes.

Crews of at least 2 different engine capacities must be entered in the Industry teams.

Each MC/Scuderia team or Industry will be able to register more teams; in this case, if an “A” team is entered, it will bring points only to team “A” as well as for team “B” which will bring points only to team “B” in the final classification and so on.


A time check will be carried out at each lap.

There is a stamp check at each lap.

Three special tests are planned for each lap: an acceleration test, an Enduro test and a Cross test.

At each lap the riders of each crew will have to take turns driving (participants in the Marathon category are obviously exempt). On the transit time at each time check, at the beginning of each lap, a tolerance of 59 seconds is granted on the time indicated in the time card. For each minute of delay or advance of the scheduled transit time, the driver is assigned a penalty of 60 points, which will be added to the times obtained in the tests referred to in Art.10. 10. The maximum time expires, at each Time Check at the end of 30 full minutes after the theoretical time indicated in the time card.

As regards any penalty to be applied to riders, please refer to Article 12, Title X, of the 2023 FMI Vintage Motorcycle Sporting Regulations.


The Organization reserves the right to make changes to these regulations, promptly informing the Italian Motorcycle Federation which will have to authorize their application.