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supercross circuitclick to hear

Sometimes covered, man-made track that is composed of earth or a mixture of sand and clay; it is strewn with obstacles and bumps for jumps.
supercross circuit markers straw bales multiple jumps start area bump riders bridge triple jump obstacles spine marshall starting gate

markers click to hear

Long ribbons on the sides of the track that delimit a safety zone for the racers and spectators.

straw bales click to hear

Protective barriers placed at the curves to absorb impact in the event a racer skids out.

multiple jumps click to hear

Series of several bumps that the racer clears in a single jump, as opposed to clearing each jump separately.

start area click to hear

The starting line must be wide enough to accommodate the racers lined up abreast; each one needs a breadth of 3.3 ft.

bump click to hear

Rounded protrusion on the circuit that constitutes an obstacle for the racers.

riders click to hear

Racers participating in a motorcycling event.

bridge click to hear

Humped structure that constitutes an obstacle for the racers.

triple jump click to hear

Obstacle made up of three bumps in a row that the racer must clear in one jump; the motorcycle must land on the far incline of the third bump.

obstacles click to hear

Elements, such as bumps, spines and bridges, that the racers must clear during an event.

spine click to hear

High bump enabling the racers to perform spectacular jumps.

marshall click to hear

One of the officials along the track who warn the competitors of potential danger by means of yellow flags.

starting gate click to hear

Transversal device that serves as the motorcycles’ starting point; it folds up or down so that the racers can push off.