Each discipline will have its own specialist requirements, but ALL will start with an ACU Approved helmet bearing the current ACU Gold stamp. When buying a helmet it is always advised to buy the highest quality for your own budget. All helmets must be in sound condition and ensure that the fit is correct. This is a requirement for both riders and passengers on practice days as well as when racing.
During practice and racing riders and
passengers must wear the following clothing and footwear.
(all in one, not zipped together at waist) leather suit of at least
1.2mm in thickness (on all parts of the suit).
Non- leather material may be used
if it meets with the
following requirements. The following characteristics of the material
must be at least equivalent to 1.5mm of cowhide (not split leather)
Fire retardant quality
to abrasion - Coefficient of friction against all types
of asphalt - perspiration absorbing qualities - Medical test
non toxic and non allergenic – Fabric of a quality
that does not melt. It must be non-flammable.
areas must be padded with at least a double layer of leather or enclosed
plastic foam at least 8mm
thick:- Shoulders, elbows, both
sides of the torso
and hip joint,
the back of the torso, knees.
must wear complete undergarments if they use suits
that are not lined.
Suitable undergarments may be of the
Nomex type, they may also be
of silk or simply cotton. Synthetic materials which may melt and which could
harm the riders skin in an accident
are not allowed, neither for the suit nor for the
are not acceptable for Sidecar Passengers competing at Public Road Venues.
be of leather or an approved substitute material and of a minimum
height of 200mm to provide,
suit, complete protection (i.e. no exposed
Competitors must wear leather protective gloves.
of metallic material in any item of clothing or personal protection that regularly
comes into contact with the track is prohibited (i.e.
metal studs in knee
sliders, boots etc.).
Clothing requirement for Drag, Sprint, Hillclimb and Supermoto
When completing in Drag, Sprint and
Hillclimb events you
will be required to wear a complete leather suit of at least 1.2mm in
thickness (on all parts of the suit), two piece suits that zip together
(75% of the waist band) at the waist are acceptable. Each part of the zip
should be securely attached to the jacket or the trousers respectively.
- Non-leather material may be used if the characteristics of the material are at
least equivalent to 1.5mm of cowhide (not split leather)
- Footwear must be of leather (outer hide) or
an approved substitute material and of a minimum height of 200mm to provide, with
the suit, complete protection.
bearing the current ACU gold stamp and in sound condition and properly fitted
must be worn by all riders and passengers
while practising and racing.
- Gloves need to be leather
(or an approved substitute
for supermoto the requirement
for clothing is the same as with road racing.
- ACU approved Off-Road helmet
- Either a one piece set of racing
leathers or a Kevlar race suit
- Back Protectors or
suitable ‘body suits’ that can be worn underneath the suit
- Racing Boots
Other items to consider include: knee braces,
steel shoe and
neck brace, which are solely at the rider’s
discretion. Remember there are
a lot of bargains to be had
on older kits from dealers and
Other items to pack in your vehicle when going
racing include a paddock mat and fire extinguisher.
To take part in an ACU event, you will need to have an ACU Approved Motocross Helmet. When buying a Helmet it is always advised to buy the highest quality for your own budget and ensure that the fit is correct. All Motocross riders are required to wear Chest and Back Protection. Motocross Boots are also another must have item of protective wear. You will also require a set of Motocross kit. Remember as you are just starting out; there are a lot of bargains to be had on older kits from dealers and the internet. Other items such as kidney belts, knee braces and neck braces are all down to personal choice.