Vespa & Scooter Cross "MATSCHO KARATSCHO" in Landsberg am Lech on 29 July 2023

Created by Ralf Jodl at 14:01 on January 25, 2023

Test race Vespacross in October a great success

We have wanted to do this for a long time. In October 2022, the time had finally come for a scooter cross race on our own small, lovingly self-built Vespa & Scooter Cross track, directly at our headquarters in Landsberg. We reported about it, the pictures and the video speak for themselves:

Vespacross Matscho Karatscho
Vespacross Matscho Karatscho

Matscho Karatscho #2 on 29 July 2023

At the end of July the time has finally come: the official Vespa Cross Race 2023 will take place in Landsberg am Lech. We will start in 4 classes, our goal was that everyone who is interested can participate without having to dig a financial grave. Here are the classes:

Class 1: Scooter Classic - "Large Frame" ≥ 125 cc (e.g. Vespa Largeframe, Lambretta 1-3 series LI/GP or Heinkel Tourist).

  • 10 inch wheels

  • Engine capacity from 125 ccm

  • Drive-set swingarm in original position and design(1)

  • Fork and frame must fit/belong to each other and correspond to the original construction (2)

Class 2: Classic - "Small Frame" ≤ 125 ccm (e.g. Vespa Smallframe, Lambretta j-range or Simson SR50)

  • 10 inch wheels

  • Displacement not limited (3)

  • Swingarm in original position and design (1)

  • Fork and frame must fit/belong to each other and be of original construction (2)

Class 3: Run what you brung (if it is or was a scooter)

  • Here automatic scooters of different generations can duel with wild conversions. The basis must be a scooter.

  • Scooter frame

  • Max. 13 inch wheels

Class 4: Moped

  • The vehicle must have been delivered with a pedal drive and a max. maximum speed of 25 km/h

  • Frame and engine1 must be from the same type of vehicle

  • The tyres must correspond to the original dimensions

1) Engine cases designed as original replacements are permitted.

2) Forks of Piaggio automatic models with single-sided swingarm are permitted.

3) Engine in original condition not more than 125 cc.

3, 2, 1 Start!
3, 2, 1 Start!

Vehicle safety

  • Rear view mirrors must be removed

  • Sharp edges must be covered

  • Levers must have a ball at the end

  • Headlight, tail light and indicator lenses must be removed or taped to prevent splintering.

  • Throttle grip and throttle slider must turn back automatically

  • Brakes and chassis must function properly.

  • It must be possible to switch off the ignition from the outside.

  • The ignition breaker must be accessible and marked.

Operating materials / environment

  • It is important that no operating fluids leak or can leak from the vehicle.

  • Oil, petrol and coolant leaks must be ensured.

  • It is recommended that the oil drain plugs are mechanically secured by wire or other means.

  • The tank must be firmly mounted on the vehicle

  • The fuel filler neck must be able to be closed tightly.

  • The fuel lines must be secured with hose clamps or hose clips.

  • If the petrol tap is manual, it must be marked (petrol/fuel: OFF).

  • The exhaust system must not show any leaks and must have a functioning, adequately dimensioned silencer.

  • In the paddock, the vehicle must be parked on an oil- and fuel-tight surface.

Driver safety

  • Drivers must wear a closed helmet (no jet helmets or braincaps).

  • Protective gloves are compulsory

  • Sturdy footwear covering the ankles is required.

  • Protectors for knees, elbows, chest and back are compulsory.

Where can I register as a rider?

Registration and information can be found at this email address [email protected]

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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Ralf Jodl
Ralf Jodl

Ralf is managing director and co-founder of SIP Scootershop. He has been riding Vespa since 1990 and even today the working day starts best for him when he rides to the SIP headquarters in Landsberg on his Rally 200. Otherwise he owns a 180 SS, a 160 GS and a VM2 fenderlight Vespa.