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  1. Introduction
  2. MA Structure
  3. General Competition Rules And Making Rule Changes
  4. Jurisdiction s
    1. 1.1 Definitions
    2. 1.2 Purpose of Rules
    3. 1.3 Repeal of Current Gcrs
    4. 1.4 by Laws
  5. Administration s
    1. 2.1 The Controlling Bodies
    2. 2.2 Sports Development Levy
    3. 2.3 Sports Development Account
    4. 2.4 Officials
  6. Licensing s
    1. 3.1 Licensing Requirements
    2. 3.2 Licensing General
    3. 3.3 Licensing Seniors
    4. 3.4 Licensing Juniors
    5. 3.5 Licensing Entrants
    6. 3.6 Licensing Speedway Mechanics
    7. 3.7 Licence Issuing And Renewals
    8. 3.8 Junior Coaching Program
  7. Competitions s
    1. 4.1 Venues
    2. 4.2 The Promotion And Conduct of Competitions
    3. 4.3 MA Events
    4. 4.4 Protocols
  8. Alternative Forms of Competition s
    1. 5.1 Alternative Activities
    2. 5.2 Venues Alternative Activities
    3. 5.3 Permits : Alternative Activities
    4. 5.4 Supplementary Regulations Alternative Activities
    5. 5.5 Licensing of Competitors Alternative Activities
    6. 5.6 Technical Specifications Alternative Activities
  9. Recreational Motorcycle Activity s
    1. 6.1 Purpose
    2. 6.2 Recreational Activities
    3. 6.3 Controlling Bodies Recreational Activities
    4. 6.4 Officials Recreational Activities
    5. 6.5 Venues Recreational Activities
    6. 6.6 The Promotion And Conduct of Recreational Activity
    7. 6.7 Permits Recreational Activities
    8. 6.8 Entries
    9. 6.9 Licensing of Participants
  10. Offences Protests And Appeals s
    1. 7.1 Offences
    2. 7.2 Protests
    3. 7.3 Appellate Bodies
    4. 7.4 Appeals
  11. Judicial Committee Guidelines s
    1. 8.1 MA Hearing Guidelines
  12. National Personal Accident Insurance s
    1. 12.1 Summary of Policy Coverage
    2. 12.2 Capital Benefits
    3. 12.3 Weekly Benefits
    4. 12.4 Definitions
  13. Road Racing s
    1. SECTION 13 A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 13 B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 13C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 13 D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
    5. SECTION 13 E: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: SOLO CLASSES
    6. SECTION 13 F: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: SIDECARS
    7. SECTION 13 G: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: JUNIOR CLASSES
    8. SECTION 13 H: MINIMOTO
  14. Historic Road Racing s
    1. SECTION 14 A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 14 B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 14 C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 14 D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: GENERAL
    5. SECTION 14E: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: PERIOD
  15. Motocross And Supercross s
    1. SECTION 15 A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 15 B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 15 C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 15 D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  16. Classic Motocross And Dirt Track s
    1. SECTION 16 A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. Section 16 B Competition Classes
    3. SECTION 16 C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 16 D TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  17. Enduro And Reliability Trials s
    1. SECTION 17A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 17B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 17C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 17D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
    5. SECTION 17E: AUSTRALIAN FOUR-DAY ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIPS
  18. ATV s
    1. SECTION 18A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 18B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 18C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 18D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  19. Speedway s
    1. SECTION 19A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 19B: AUSTRALIAN SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP
    3. SECTION 19C: AUSTRALIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    4. SECTION 19D: COMPETITION RULES
    5. SECTION 19E: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  20. Dirt Track s
    1. SECTION 20A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 20B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 20C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 20D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  21. Track s
    1. SECTION 21A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 21B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 21C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 21D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  22. Supermoto s
    1. SECTION 22A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 22B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. Section 22c Competition Rules
    4. SECTION 22D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  23. Trial s
    1. SECTION 23A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    2. SECTION 23B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 23C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 23D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
    5. SECTION 23E: CLASS TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  24. Minikhana s
    1. SECTION 24A: MINIKHANA CLASSES
    2. SECTION 24B: COMPETITION RULES
    3. SECTION 24C: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
    4. SECTION 24D: MINIKHANA COURSES
  25. Policies s
    1. 25.1 Member Protection Policy
    2. 25.2 Anti-doping Policy
    3. 25.3 Anti Match-fixing Policy
    4. 25.4 Privacy Regulation
    5. 25.5 Occupational Health and Safety Policy
    6. 25.6 Environmental Sustainability Policy
    7. 25.7 National Team Selection Policy

Rules

2.4 Officials


2.4.1 Powers and Authorities of Officials

2.4.1.1 In the administration of these Rules, the powers and authorities of the Controlling Bodies are exercisable by and through officials.
2.4.1.2 For these purposes, the Controlling Bodies may license any one (1) or more of the following officials:

  1. Key officials:
    1. Stewards or Referees,
    2. Race Directors,
    3. Clerks of Course,
    4. Race Secretaries,
  2. Operational officials:
    1. Marshals,
    2. Time keepers and Scorers,
    3. Measurers,
    4. Scrutineers,
    5. Eligibility Scrutineers,
    6. Judges,
    7. Observers,
    8. Handicappers,
    9. Starters,
    10. Final Control Officials,
    11. Sound Control Officer (SCO)
  3. Other licensed officials:
    1. Coaches,
    2. Announcers
    3. Venue Inspectors.

2.4.2 The Licensing of Officials

2.4.2.1 MA, or an SCB on behalf of MA, may issue, renew, re-categorise or revoke an official’s licence. The form of an official’s licence will be as prescribed in by-laws.
2.4.2.2 No person will be issued with an official’s licence unless that person has achieved the minimum required standards at a training course established and conducted under these Rules.
2.4.2.3 A licence for a key official must not be issued to person under 18 years of age. A licence for an operational official must not be issued to a person under the age of 16 years.
2.4.2.4 An official’s licence remains in force for no more than four years from the day of its issue.
2.4.2.5 An application for an official’s licence and for the renewal or re-categorisation thereof must be:

  1. To the Controlling Body having authority in the State or Territory in which the applicant ordinarily resides,
  2. In the prescribed form.
2.4.2.6 An SCB which issues an official’s licence must, within one month of issue, notify MA which must enter the information on a register of licensed officials to be maintained for that purpose and kept at the registered office of MA.
2.4.2.7 An RCB, which orders an investigation into the conduct of a meeting, may stand down any official involved in the subject meeting, until the investigation is concluded.

2.4.3 Categories of Officials’ Licences

2.4.3.1 Officials’ licences:

  1. Are accredited at the following levels and must be appropriately endorsed
    1. Level 1 – Club level,
    2. Level 2 – Inter club/zone level,
    3. Level 3 – Open event / State championship level,
    4. Level 4 – MA Series and National Championship level,
    5. International.
  2. Are accredited in the following disciplines:
    1. Dirt Track,
    2. Enduro,
    3. Minikhana,
    4. Motocross,
    5. Trials,
    6. Road Racing,
    7. Speedway,
    8. Supercross,
    9. Track,
    10. Supermoto.
  3. May be endorsed with more than one category.
2.4.3.2 A licensed official:

  1. Must not carry out any duty or function to which that official’s licence category does not apply, but may have an assistant whose licence is endorsed with a different category,
  2. May apply for a different category of licence. An application for variation must be dealt with in the same way as an application for a licence,
  3. May not, without the authority of the Clerk of Course, compete in any competition at which the official is officiating,
  4. Must comply with these Rules and with the proper directions of any official having authority under these Rules to impose such directions,
  5. Must carry out all duties honestly, diligently and fairly,
  6. Must be in attendance no later than one hour prior to the official start time of the meeting (including practice) and remain until the completion of their duties at the conclusion of the meeting.
  7. An assistant may be appointed to any role.
2.4.3.3 MA may, either independently or in conjunction with other Controlling Bodies conduct official’s training courses. The content of the courses must:

  1. Have regard to the various disciplines of the sport,
  2. Provide practical and theoretical training,
  3. Be as prescribed from time to time in by-laws.
2.4.3.4 No person may compete at any meeting to which they have been appointed a key official with the exception of 2.4.8.1 (e).

2.4.4 Stewards

2.4.4.1 A RCB must appoint one or more Stewards for any competition and, if more than one Steward is appointed, those Stewards may collectively or individually exercise the powers set out in these Rules.
2.4.4.2 Where more than one Steward is appointed under this Rule the RCB must nominate a senior Steward, whose determination on any matter in relation to the meeting will be binding.
2.4.4.3 In the absence of a jury, and subject to Rule 2.4.5, Stewards of a competition have supreme control and authority over the conduct of that competition and may:

  1. Amend any supplementary regulation applicable to the meeting if, in the opinion of the Steward, exceptional circumstances arise requiring amendments,
  2. Amend the program for the meeting,
  3. Give any instruction or direction to the clerk of course of the meeting,
  4. Determine the time for the commencement and conclusion of the meeting,
  5. Stop the meeting or any part of it,
  6. Order any event to be restarted or rerun,
  7. Hear and determine any protest,
  8. Institute, hear and determine any prosecution for any offence committed during the meeting and impose any penalty or penalties under these Rules,
  9. Abandon any meeting provided that all entry fees must be refunded unless otherwise provided for in the SR for the meeting,
  10. Order any competitor to submit to a medical examination to determine if the competitor is fit to participate in the meeting,
  11. Order the administration of any fuel, drug, or other test,
  12. Impose on a competitor or entrant any penalty of relegation time or points penalty, exclusion, fine or suspension as provided for in these Rules,
  13. Order any machine, which the Steward considers does not comply with these Rules or the relevant SR, to be impounded at the end of the meeting and detained under the control or direction of the Steward for such period as may reasonably be necessary for it to be examined,
  14. Do any act, publish any document and make any declaration, not inconsistent with these Rules, which is necessary for the fair and proper conduct of the meeting,
  15. Refer any matter to the RCB.
2.4.4.4 As soon as possible, and no more than five days after the conclusion of a meeting, a Steward of the meeting must complete and deliver to the RCB a Steward’s report in the prescribed form which must include:

  1. A copy of the program,
  2. The results of the meeting,
  3. Total number of competitors,
  4. A plan of the venue showing the location and number of falls where the competitor received medical treatment at the venue and/or the competitor is transported to hospital,
  5. The number of competitors transported to hospital including details of suspected injuries,
  6. The number of spectators attending the event, and
  7. The number of officials on duty at the event.

2.4.5 Race Director

2.4.5.1 MA may appoint a Race Director for any MA Series.
2.4.5.2 The Race Director’s responsibilities are:

  1. To ensure proper observance of the Rules and regulations,
  2. To ensure the efficient running of practices and races,
  3. To ensure effective communication between Promoters and Stewards.
2.4.5.3 The Race Director shall have overriding authority in relation to:

  1. The control of practices and races, including modifying the program,
  2. The stopping of any race or session,
  3. Starting procedure.
2.4.5.4 A Race Director may:

  1. Amend any series SR if, in the opinion of the Race Director, exceptional circumstances arise requiring amendments,
  2. Amend the Series program,
  3. Institute, any prosecution for any offence committed during a meeting,
  4. Do any act, publish any document and make any declaration, not inconsistent with these Rules, which is necessary for the fair and proper conduct of the series.

2.4.6 Clerk of Course

2.4.6.1 Subject to the control and direction of the Steward or Race Director of a meeting, the Clerk of Course is responsible for its conduct and for that purpose may:

  1. Inform and instruct operational officials,
  2. Inspect the venue and do whatever is necessary to ensure the venue is in good and safe condition,
  3. Ensure that all operational officials are carrying out their duties fully and effectively,
  4. Receive any protest and convey it to the Steward,
  5. Impose on a competitor or entrant any penalty of exclusion or relegation or any time or points penalty or fine as provided for under these Rules,
  6. Stop any event,
  7. Exclude any competitor from any competition for any reason provided for in these Rules,
  8. Exclude from any event any machine which the Clerk of Course considers to be dangerous,
  9. Order any event to be restarted or rerun,
  10. Collate all necessary information from any operational official and present it to the Steward at the Steward’s request and direction,
  11. Do any act, publish any document and make any declaration, not inconsistent with these Rules, which is necessary for the fair and proper conduct of the meeting,
  12. Authorise any operational official to compete in any event in the meeting.

2.4.7 Club Steward

2.4.7.1 Combined role of Steward/Clerk of Course
2.4.7.2 Subject to State Controlling Body approval, the role of Steward and Clerk of Course may be combined at closed to club meetings where the anticipated number of participants is reasonably expected to be less than 65.
2.4.7.3 In circumstances where this occurs and where there could be a conflict between the duties of a Clerk of Course and the duties of a Steward, the role of the Steward as outlined in GCR 2.4.4 will prevail.
2.4.7.4 Where participant numbers exceed 65, the meeting may continue with a Club Steward. In considering the request for Club Steward, the State Controlling Body must consider the entry numbers for meetings conducted by the Club concerned.
2.4.7.5 A Club Steward may not be used at Inter-club meetings.
2.4.7.6 The combining of the roles is absolutely at the discretion of the State Controlling Body. The State Controlling Body may determine there is a requirement for separate Steward and Clerk of Course roles.
2.4.7.7 Should these roles be combined at a meeting, participants would lose the right of protest of a decision of the Clerk of Course to the Steward as defined in GCR 7.2. Any protest directed to the Official undertaking the Club Steward role resulting from a penalty normally imposed by a Clerk of Course will be directed to and heard by the State Controlling Body. The appeal will be charged at the $70 Protest Fee rate. Any appeal will be heard by the State Controlling Body.
2.4.7.8 Where a Club Steward is applicable, it must be stipulated during the riders’ briefing that there is a loss of level of protest.
2.4.7.9 A Club Steward may not be a participant in the meeting.
2.4.7.10 The roles of the Referee and Clerk of Course at Speedway meetings cannot be combined under this rule.

2.4.8 Race Secretary

2.4.8.1 The Race Secretary is responsible for the organisation and management of a meeting and for those purposes:

  1. Must comply with the instructions of the Steward and the Clerk of Course,
  2. May publish notices and documents as directed,
  3. May ensure that operational officials are informed of their functions and duties and properly equipped,
  4. Must provide the Steward with a copy of the program and the results of events conducted at the meeting.
  5. Trials and Traditional Enduro.

For club and Inter-club Trials and Traditional Enduro the Race Secretary may compete in an event once they have completed their duties as described in Chapter 2, and only with the authority of the Steward and Clerk of Course
NOTE: This doesn’t apply to other forms of competition under the broad “Enduro” discipline such as Sprint, Cross Country, Pony Express, Cross Country Sprint etc.

2.4.9 Operational Officials

2.4.9.1 In carrying out their duties, operational officials must:

  1. At the beginning of the meeting report to the Clerk of the Course for instructions,
  2. Only use apparatus authorised under these Rules,
  3. Provide the Clerk of Course with reports as required,
  4. Comply with the directions and instructions of the Steward/Referee and the Clerk of Course.
2.4.9.2 Operational officials must carry out their functions to the best of their abilities and in accordance with these Rules.
2.4.9.3 Officials must be paid such fees, expenses and allowances as are prescribed from time to time.

2.4.10 Eligibility Scrutineer

2.4.10.1 An eligibility Scrutineer is a person appointed by the RCB or the Promoter at a meeting comprising of events for historic or classic machines. The eligibility Scrutineer has the authority to determine whether entered machines comply with the relevant eligibility regulations.

2.4.11 Sound Control Officer

2.4.11.1 SCO’s are licensed after completion of a technical seminar on the principles, instruments and methods to be used.
2.4.11.2 SCO covers noise testing at all levels of meeting, except FIM World Championship and Trophy events.
2.4.11.3 SCO decisions are a judgement of fact.

2.4.12 Specialist Sub-committees

2.4.12.1 A Controlling Body may appoint specialist Sub-committees for the following purposes:

  1. To examine any machine to determine if the machine, or the class or group of machines of which the machine is an example, is eligible to compete,
  2. To issue, in respect of any machine, any log book or other record of eligibility,
  3. To direct the issue of a replacement log book for any machine, and
  4. To grant any exemption, in respect of any machine, class or period group of machines, for the use of any part or parts as provided for under these Rules.
2.4.12.2 The relevant Commission will, unless otherwise determined in by-laws, be the specialist Sub-committee for each SCB.
2.4.12.3 Specialist Sub-committees will be appointed for such term and upon such conditions as the Controlling Body determines.
2.4.12.4 A specialist Sub-committee may have expertise in more than one discipline of the sport.
2.4.12.5 A determination of a specialist Sub-committee applies to, and binds:

  1. The owner or entrant of any machine,
  2. Any subsequent owner or entrant.

2.4.13 Juries

2.4.13.1 Subject to the following two Rules, an RCB may appoint, in addition to, or in lieu of, a Steward, a jury which must comprise a President and at least two members.
2.4.13.2 If a meeting is in Speedway:

  1. A jury may not be appointed in lieu of the Referee,
  2. The functions of a jury are to hear and determine any protest against any decision or determination of the Referee.
2.4.13.3 No person may be a member of a jury unless that person is:

  1. Appointed in writing by the RCB under this Rule, and
  2. A Steward.
2.4.13.4 The RCB may appoint to a jury, such persons as it thinks have sufficient expertise to be members of a jury.
2.4.13.5 The RCB must appoint the President of the jury.
2.4.13.6 The Steward of a meeting may not be a member of the jury for that meeting.
2.4.13.7 If, during a meeting, there is a vacancy in the membership of a jury, the jury President may appoint a substitute in accordance with these Rules.
2.4.13.8 No member of a jury may participate in any deliberations of the jury if that person has an interest in the outcome of the deliberations and must, immediately on becoming aware of any such conflict of interest, notify the other members of the jury and withdraw from the jury. The President of a jury:

  1. Must convene the jury at the commencement of the meeting,
  2. Must ensure that the proceedings of the jury are conducted in accordance with these Rules,
  3. Must ensure that the acts and instructions of the jury are carried out, and
  4. May admit any person as an observer of the jury’s deliberation and must exclude any person who, in the opinion of the jury, has no interest in the proceedings or is not entitled to be present.
2.4.13.9 Where a jury is appointed in addition to a Steward, the authority of the jury will prevail over that of the Steward.
2.4.13.10 In these Rules any reference to a Steward in any discipline other than Speedway will, in respect of a meeting for which a jury has been appointed, be interpreted, as if it were a reference to a jury.

2.4 Officials


2.4.1 Powers and Authorities of Officials

2.4.1.1 In the administration of these Rules, the powers and authorities of the Controlling Bodies are exercisable by and through officials.
2.4.1.2 For these purposes, the Controlling Bodies may license any one (1) or more of the following officials:

  1. Key officials:
    1. Stewards or Referees,
    2. Race Directors,
    3. Clerks of Course,
    4. Race Secretaries,
  2. Operational officials:
    1. Marshals,
    2. Time keepers and Scorers,
    3. Measurers,
    4. Scrutineers,
    5. Eligibility Scrutineers,
    6. Judges,
    7. Observers,
    8. Handicappers,
    9. Starters,
    10. Final Control Officials,
    11. Sound Control Officer (SCO)
  3. Other licensed officials:
    1. Coaches,
    2. Announcers
    3. Venue Inspectors.

2.4.2 The Licensing of Officials

2.4.2.1 MA, or an SCB on behalf of MA, may issue, renew, re-categorise or revoke an official’s licence. The form of an official’s licence will be as prescribed in by-laws.
2.4.2.2 No person will be issued with an official’s licence unless that person has achieved the minimum required standards at a training course established and conducted under these Rules.
2.4.2.3 A licence for a key official must not be issued to person under 18 years of age. A licence for an operational official must not be issued to a person under the age of 16 years.
2.4.2.4 An official’s licence remains in force for no more than four years from the day of its issue.
2.4.2.5 An application for an official’s licence and for the renewal or re-categorisation thereof must be:

  1. To the Controlling Body having authority in the State or Territory in which the applicant ordinarily resides,
  2. In the prescribed form.
2.4.2.6 An SCB which issues an official’s licence must, within one month of issue, notify MA which must enter the information on a register of licensed officials to be maintained for that purpose and kept at the registered office of MA.
2.4.2.7 An RCB, which orders an investigation into the conduct of a meeting, may stand down any official involved in the subject meeting, until the investigation is concluded.

2.4.3 Categories of Officials’ Licences

2.4.3.1 Officials’ licences:

  1. Are accredited at the following levels and must be appropriately endorsed
    1. Level 1 – Club level,
    2. Level 2 – Inter club/zone level,
    3. Level 3 – Open event / State championship level,
    4. Level 4 – MA Series and National Championship level,
    5. International.
  2. Are accredited in the following disciplines:
    1. Dirt Track,
    2. Enduro,
    3. Minikhana,
    4. Motocross,
    5. Trials,
    6. Road Racing,
    7. Speedway,
    8. Supercross,
    9. Track,
    10. Supermoto.
  3. May be endorsed with more than one category.
2.4.3.2 A licensed official:

  1. Must not carry out any duty or function to which that official’s licence category does not apply, but may have an assistant whose licence is endorsed with a different category,
  2. May apply for a different category of licence. An application for variation must be dealt with in the same way as an application for a licence,
  3. May not, without the authority of the Clerk of Course, compete in any competition at which the official is officiating,
  4. Must comply with these Rules and with the proper directions of any official having authority under these Rules to impose such directions,
  5. Must carry out all duties honestly, diligently and fairly,
  6. Must be in attendance no later than one hour prior to the official start time of the meeting (including practice) and remain until the completion of their duties at the conclusion of the meeting.
  7. An assistant may be appointed to any role.
2.4.3.3 MA may, either independently or in conjunction with other Controlling Bodies conduct official’s training courses. The content of the courses must:

  1. Have regard to the various disciplines of the sport,
  2. Provide practical and theoretical training,
  3. Be as prescribed from time to time in by-laws.
2.4.3.4 No person may compete at any meeting to which they have been appointed a key official with the exception of 2.4.8.1 (e).

2.4.4 Stewards

2.4.4.1 A RCB must appoint one or more Stewards for any competition and, if more than one Steward is appointed, those Stewards may collectively or individually exercise the powers set out in these Rules.
2.4.4.2 Where more than one Steward is appointed under this Rule the RCB must nominate a senior Steward, whose determination on any matter in relation to the meeting will be binding.
2.4.4.3 In the absence of a jury, and subject to Rule 2.4.5, Stewards of a competition have supreme control and authority over the conduct of that competition and may:

  1. Amend any supplementary regulation applicable to the meeting if, in the opinion of the Steward, exceptional circumstances arise requiring amendments,
  2. Amend the program for the meeting,
  3. Give any instruction or direction to the clerk of course of the meeting,
  4. Determine the time for the commencement and conclusion of the meeting,
  5. Stop the meeting or any part of it,
  6. Order any event to be restarted or rerun,
  7. Hear and determine any protest,
  8. Institute, hear and determine any prosecution for any offence committed during the meeting and impose any penalty or penalties under these Rules,
  9. Abandon any meeting provided that all entry fees must be refunded unless otherwise provided for in the SR for the meeting,
  10. Order any competitor to submit to a medical examination to determine if the competitor is fit to participate in the meeting,
  11. Order the administration of any fuel, drug, or other test,
  12. Impose on a competitor or entrant any penalty of relegation time or points penalty, exclusion, fine or suspension as provided for in these Rules,
  13. Order any machine, which the Steward considers does not comply with these Rules or the relevant SR, to be impounded at the end of the meeting and detained under the control or direction of the Steward for such period as may reasonably be necessary for it to be examined,
  14. Do any act, publish any document and make any declaration, not inconsistent with these Rules, which is necessary for the fair and proper conduct of the meeting,
  15. Refer any matter to the RCB.
2.4.4.4 As soon as possible, and no more than five days after the conclusion of a meeting, a Steward of the meeting must complete and deliver to the RCB a Steward’s report in the prescribed form which must include:

  1. A copy of the program,
  2. The results of the meeting,
  3. Total number of competitors,
  4. A plan of the venue showing the location and number of falls where the competitor received medical treatment at the venue and/or the competitor is transported to hospital,
  5. The number of competitors transported to hospital including details of suspected injuries,
  6. The number of spectators attending the event, and
  7. The number of officials on duty at the event.

2.4.5 Race Director

2.4.5.1 MA may appoint a Race Director for any MA Series.
2.4.5.2 The Race Director’s responsibilities are:

  1. To ensure proper observance of the Rules and regulations,
  2. To ensure the efficient running of practices and races,
  3. To ensure effective communication between Promoters and Stewards.
2.4.5.3 The Race Director shall have overriding authority in relation to:

  1. The control of practices and races, including modifying the program,
  2. The stopping of any race or session,
  3. Starting procedure.
2.4.5.4 A Race Director may:

  1. Amend any series SR if, in the opinion of the Race Director, exceptional circumstances arise requiring amendments,
  2. Amend the Series program,
  3. Institute, any prosecution for any offence committed during a meeting,
  4. Do any act, publish any document and make any declaration, not inconsistent with these Rules, which is necessary for the fair and proper conduct of the series.

2.4.6 Clerk of Course

2.4.6.1 Subject to the control and direction of the Steward or Race Director of a meeting, the Clerk of Course is responsible for its conduct and for that purpose may:

  1. Inform and instruct operational officials,
  2. Inspect the venue and do whatever is necessary to ensure the venue is in good and safe condition,
  3. Ensure that all operational officials are carrying out their duties fully and effectively,
  4. Receive any protest and convey it to the Steward,
  5. Impose on a competitor or entrant any penalty of exclusion or relegation or any time or points penalty or fine as provided for under these Rules,
  6. Stop any event,
  7. Exclude any competitor from any competition for any reason provided for in these Rules,
  8. Exclude from any event any machine which the Clerk of Course considers to be dangerous,
  9. Order any event to be restarted or rerun,
  10. Collate all necessary information from any operational official and present it to the Steward at the Steward’s request and direction,
  11. Do any act, publish any document and make any declaration, not inconsistent with these Rules, which is necessary for the fair and proper conduct of the meeting,
  12. Authorise any operational official to compete in any event in the meeting.

2.4.7 Club Steward

2.4.7.1 Combined role of Steward/Clerk of Course
2.4.7.2 Subject to State Controlling Body approval, the role of Steward and Clerk of Course may be combined at closed to club meetings where the anticipated number of participants is reasonably expected to be less than 65.
2.4.7.3 In circumstances where this occurs and where there could be a conflict between the duties of a Clerk of Course and the duties of a Steward, the role of the Steward as outlined in GCR 2.4.4 will prevail.
2.4.7.4 Where participant numbers exceed 65, the meeting may continue with a Club Steward. In considering the request for Club Steward, the State Controlling Body must consider the entry numbers for meetings conducted by the Club concerned.
2.4.7.5 A Club Steward may not be used at Inter-club meetings.
2.4.7.6 The combining of the roles is absolutely at the discretion of the State Controlling Body. The State Controlling Body may determine there is a requirement for separate Steward and Clerk of Course roles.
2.4.7.7 Should these roles be combined at a meeting, participants would lose the right of protest of a decision of the Clerk of Course to the Steward as defined in GCR 7.2. Any protest directed to the Official undertaking the Club Steward role resulting from a penalty normally imposed by a Clerk of Course will be directed to and heard by the State Controlling Body. The appeal will be charged at the $70 Protest Fee rate. Any appeal will be heard by the State Controlling Body.
2.4.7.8 Where a Club Steward is applicable, it must be stipulated during the riders’ briefing that there is a loss of level of protest.
2.4.7.9 A Club Steward may not be a participant in the meeting.
2.4.7.10 The roles of the Referee and Clerk of Course at Speedway meetings cannot be combined under this rule.

2.4.8 Race Secretary

2.4.8.1 The Race Secretary is responsible for the organisation and management of a meeting and for those purposes:

  1. Must comply with the instructions of the Steward and the Clerk of Course,
  2. May publish notices and documents as directed,
  3. May ensure that operational officials are informed of their functions and duties and properly equipped,
  4. Must provide the Steward with a copy of the program and the results of events conducted at the meeting.
  5. Trials and Traditional Enduro.

For club and Inter-club Trials and Traditional Enduro the Race Secretary may compete in an event once they have completed their duties as described in Chapter 2, and only with the authority of the Steward and Clerk of Course
NOTE: This doesn’t apply to other forms of competition under the broad “Enduro” discipline such as Sprint, Cross Country, Pony Express, Cross Country Sprint etc.

2.4.9 Operational Officials

2.4.9.1 In carrying out their duties, operational officials must:

  1. At the beginning of the meeting report to the Clerk of the Course for instructions,
  2. Only use apparatus authorised under these Rules,
  3. Provide the Clerk of Course with reports as required,
  4. Comply with the directions and instructions of the Steward/Referee and the Clerk of Course.
2.4.9.2 Operational officials must carry out their functions to the best of their abilities and in accordance with these Rules.
2.4.9.3 Officials must be paid such fees, expenses and allowances as are prescribed from time to time.

2.4.10 Eligibility Scrutineer

2.4.10.1 An eligibility Scrutineer is a person appointed by the RCB or the Promoter at a meeting comprising of events for historic or classic machines. The eligibility Scrutineer has the authority to determine whether entered machines comply with the relevant eligibility regulations.

2.4.11 Sound Control Officer

2.4.11.1 SCO’s are licensed after completion of a technical seminar on the principles, instruments and methods to be used.
2.4.11.2 SCO covers noise testing at all levels of meeting, except FIM World Championship and Trophy events.
2.4.11.3 SCO decisions are a judgement of fact.

2.4.12 Specialist Sub-committees

2.4.12.1 A Controlling Body may appoint specialist Sub-committees for the following purposes:

  1. To examine any machine to determine if the machine, or the class or group of machines of which the machine is an example, is eligible to compete,
  2. To issue, in respect of any machine, any log book or other record of eligibility,
  3. To direct the issue of a replacement log book for any machine, and
  4. To grant any exemption, in respect of any machine, class or period group of machines, for the use of any part or parts as provided for under these Rules.
2.4.12.2 The relevant Commission will, unless otherwise determined in by-laws, be the specialist Sub-committee for each SCB.
2.4.12.3 Specialist Sub-committees will be appointed for such term and upon such conditions as the Controlling Body determines.
2.4.12.4 A specialist Sub-committee may have expertise in more than one discipline of the sport.
2.4.12.5 A determination of a specialist Sub-committee applies to, and binds:

  1. The owner or entrant of any machine,
  2. Any subsequent owner or entrant.

2.4.13 Juries

2.4.13.1 Subject to the following two Rules, an RCB may appoint, in addition to, or in lieu of, a Steward, a jury which must comprise a President and at least two members.
2.4.13.2 If a meeting is in Speedway:

  1. A jury may not be appointed in lieu of the Referee,
  2. The functions of a jury are to hear and determine any protest against any decision or determination of the Referee.
2.4.13.3 No person may be a member of a jury unless that person is:

  1. Appointed in writing by the RCB under this Rule, and
  2. A Steward.
2.4.13.4 The RCB may appoint to a jury, such persons as it thinks have sufficient expertise to be members of a jury.
2.4.13.5 The RCB must appoint the President of the jury.
2.4.13.6 The Steward of a meeting may not be a member of the jury for that meeting.
2.4.13.7 If, during a meeting, there is a vacancy in the membership of a jury, the jury President may appoint a substitute in accordance with these Rules.
2.4.13.8 No member of a jury may participate in any deliberations of the jury if that person has an interest in the outcome of the deliberations and must, immediately on becoming aware of any such conflict of interest, notify the other members of the jury and withdraw from the jury. The President of a jury:

  1. Must convene the jury at the commencement of the meeting,
  2. Must ensure that the proceedings of the jury are conducted in accordance with these Rules,
  3. Must ensure that the acts and instructions of the jury are carried out, and
  4. May admit any person as an observer of the jury’s deliberation and must exclude any person who, in the opinion of the jury, has no interest in the proceedings or is not entitled to be present.
2.4.13.9 Where a jury is appointed in addition to a Steward, the authority of the jury will prevail over that of the Steward.
2.4.13.10 In these Rules any reference to a Steward in any discipline other than Speedway will, in respect of a meeting for which a jury has been appointed, be interpreted, as if it were a reference to a jury.