as one of the Race Officials (refs) at the event tribars/TT bikes are fine as the age group races are non-drafting. yes, it will be busy but as long as you get a few clear runs you can get down and aero. if in doubt whether you will be happy with tribars use a road bike or take any clip-on bars off - bit more difficult if you only have a TT bike with full on tribars
also note the change in drafting rules for this year - it's now 10m between bikes (was 7m) and you have 20 secs to complete the overtake. any longer than this then you can be deemed to be drafting so if in doubt, drop back to 10m or wait. there will be a lot of moto-officials who are all experienced and cognisant of the rules watching you with beady eyes..
last race went at 5:30 due to knock on delays - we left at 7pm after a 5am alarm call. 'twas a very long knackering day but, given the circumstances, also rewarding as we were part of a very experienced and professional Officials team who put in the extra miles to make sure the races happened.
Stick with the ROs you know FB and always take your wellies
we had the wellies - and they got well used!
The BTF were sorely underprepared on many fronts yesterday. It's fine when they are using the services of a commercial organiser for a Champ event, but doing it yourself is a whole new ball game as they found out. Hopefully they will take all the feedback on board and let's see what happens in the future - maybe they will think it's not worth it and go back to using other EOs!