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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

SECTION 18C: COMPETITION RULES


18.6 GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

18.6.0.1 No person may participate in an Australian Championship unless and until:

  1. That person’s clothing and machine have been examined and approved by the Scrutineer for that meeting, or
  2. If stipulated in supplementary regulations, the person provides the Scrutineer with a signed checklist that the clothing and machine have been self-scrutineered.
18.6.0.2 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
18.6.0.3 The onus of proving that a competitor, and the competitor’s machine and clothing, are eligible to compete, is on the person seeking to prove it.
18.6.0.4 Where any Rule prohibits the modification of any machine or class of machines, that machine or that class will be deemed to have been modified if any part or parts thereof have been altered from the machine or class as manufactured by the machine manufacturer.
18.6.0.5 In the interpretation of any Rule relating to the design requirements for any machine or class of machines, reference may be made to relevant diagrams appearing in these Rules.

18.7 JUNIOR ELIGIBILITY

18.7.0.1 In Junior competition,

  1. A rider’s age on 1st January will determine their age for competition purposes for that year,
  2. A rider may move to the next higher age class when they become eligible by reason of celebrating a birthday, but once the rider moves to that higher age class, they may not move back to the lower age class,
  3. Any points earned by the rider in the lower age class cannot be transferred when the rider moves to the higher age class,
  4. This General Competition Rule applies to all riders up to and including the age of 16 years.
18.7.0.2 Endorsements will be issued for:

  1. 50cc ATVs
  2. 90cc 2-stroke 125cc 4-stroke ATVs
  3. 200cc 2-stroke 250/300cc 4-stroke ATVs
18.7.0.3 Subject to GCR 18.7.0.1 and GCR 18.5.0.1, no person who:

  1. Has attained the age of 16 years, or
  2. Is unable to right their machine may compete in any junior competition, or
  3. When standing on the machine has less than 75mm clearance between the machine seat and the seat of their pants may compete in any junior competition. Raised footboards or footrests are also allowed in ‘Limited’ junior classes.
18.7.0.4 The following applies to junior competitions:

  1. Junior competitors in the age groups listed in the tables above may compete in the corresponding classes:
  2. No applicant will be issued with their first competition licence if they are under the age of 7 years,
  3. Unless otherwise permitted in writing by the relevant controlling body, for any event there must be no greater age variation between competitors than 4 years,
  4. No participant in the 50cc automatic class may compete in any other class other than at Club level competitions,
  5. In the 4 years to under 9 years 50cc Demo Class automatic non-competitive class, all riders are entitled to receive a prize or award of the same size/value,
  6. A relevant controlling body may permit age group racing, graded racing, or a combination of both,
  7. A relevant controlling body may grade Junior competitors according to their respective skills,
  8. Demo class is a non-competitive class.

18.8 GENERAL RULES

18.8.1 Helmet Cameras

18.8.1.1 Helmet cameras may be fitted providing the mounting to the helmet will allow the camera to detach if impacted upon and the attachment method must not impair the integrity or operation of the helmet.

18.8.2 Fees

ACTIVITY

FEE (INC GST)

Protest Lodgement $70
Appeal to State Controlling Body lodgement $500
Appeal to MA lodgement $1000
Fuel Homologation fee First year $2500
Fuel Homologation fee Subsequent years $2000
All other fees Apply at MA office

18.9 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

18.9.0.1 All ATV competitors must wear commercially manufactured body armor. Soft roost protection alone is unacceptable. No competitor may practice, start or compete in any Motocross, Enduro, Speedway, Dirt Track, Hill Climb, Motokhana, drifting or non-speed related bitumen event unless wearing the following protective equipment and clothing.

18.9.1 Helmets

18.9.1.1 An approved and correctly fitting helmet (see Appendix B: Helmet Fitting Guide) which must:

  1. Carry the Standards Association of Australia “AS 1698” label, or Carry a label or mark certifying compliance to Australian Standard AS1698 issued by an accredited certifier; or
  2. Be approved under FIM Technical Rules.

18.9.2 Approval Labels for Helmets

18.9.2.1 Helmets must carry one of the following approval labels:
a) Europe ECE 22 – 05 ‘P’,’NP’ or ‘J’ [Label affixed inside the helmet]
b) USA DOT Federal Standard No 218 / SNELL M2005, M2010, M2015
[Label affixed inside the helmet]
c) Japan JIS T 8133: 2007 [Label affixed inside the helmet]
d) Australia Standards Association of Australia AS1698

18.9.3 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
18.9.3.1 ECE 22 – 05 ‘P’, ‘NP’ or ‘J’ [EUROPE]
The ECE mark consists of a circle surrounding the letter E followed by the distinguishing number of the country which has granted approval, as follows:
E1 Germany E2 France E3 Italy
E4 Netherlands E5 Sweden E6 Belgium
E7 Hungary E8 Czech Republic E9 Spain
E10 Yugoslavia E11 United Kingdom E12 Austria
E13 Luxembourg E14 Switzerland E15 not assigned
E16 Norway E17 Finland E18 Denmark
E19 Romania E20 Poland E21 Portugal
E22 Russian Federation E23 Greece E24 Ireland
E25 Croatia E26 Slovenia E27 Slovakia
E28 Bielo Russia E29 Estonia E30 not assigned
E31 Bosnia & Herzegovinia E32 Latvia E33 not assigned
E34 Bulgaria E35 not assigned E36 not assigned
E37 Turkey E40 Macedonia E43 Japan
E44 not assigned E45 Australia E46 Ukraine
E47 South Africa E48 New Zealand E49 not assigned

Below the letter E the approval number should always begin with 05. Below the approval number is the serial production number [Label is on retention system or comfort interior]

18.9.4 Minimum Requirements of Protective Clothing

Rider responsibility: It is the responsibility of the rider to select a helmet and apparel that will provide appropriate protection. Although MA approves materials, MA does not endorse or guarantee specific products or manufacturers. Riders must rely on their own judgment in the selection of helmets and apparel for protection and durability. In addition, all ATV competitors must wear commercially manufactured body armour. Soft roost protection alone is unacceptable.
18.9.4.1 Trousers of leather or synthetic material of similar durability.
18.9.4.2 Trousers of other than leather must be non-combustible and be fitted with a lining.
18.9.4.3 Where permitted in motocross or off-road type events, a jersey which must be:

  1. Made of close-knit fabric of natural or synthetic fibre, and
  2. Must be a snug fit and provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms.
18.9.4.4 For Dirt Track, Hill Climb, Motokhana, Drifting and non-speed related bitumen events, a commercially manufactured back protector, which continuously covers the back area between the collar line and the base of the spine if wearing leathers, or a full Kevlar suit.
18.9.4.5 For Road Race, Dirt Track and Track events, in the case of competitor’s wearing apparel as described in 18.9.4.1 and 18.9.4.2 and 18.9.4.3:

  1. Commercially manufactured armour which protects the shoulders and the back or a leather or similar jacket with in-built back protection or a jacket and commercially manufactured back protector,
  2. Protection of the back must be continuous and cover all of the back area between the collar and the base of the spine,
  3. Where the armour is not constructed as a one-piece suit type, knee and elbow guards must be used in Dirt Track.

18.9.5 Footwear

18.9.5.1 Boots which must be:

  1. Of recognised motorcycle or ATV type,
  2. Constructed of leather, plastic or other similarly durable material, and
  3. Of a length that must at least covers at least two thirds of the lower leg and overlaps the trousers with the rider in a racing position on the machine.

18.9.6 Gloves

18.9.6.1 Gloves of leather or other material of similar or greater durability.

18.9.7 Goggles and Visors

18.9.7.1 Eye protection, including spectacles, protective goggles, helmet visors and/or ‘tear-offs’ must be worn provided:

  1. Eye protectors and spectacles are made of non-shattering material,
  2. Eye protectors which cause visual disturbance are not to be used,
  3. Metal or Perspex face shields are not used,
  4. Eye shades or peaks are of a flexible material.

18.9.8 Hair and Jewellery

18.9.8.1 Hair longer than shoulder length must be confined in the helmet or jacket.
18.9.8.2 Body jewellery is to be removed or securely covered with tape prior to competition.

18.9.9 Footwear in pits

18.9.9.1 Closed footwear must be worn in the pit area at all times.

18.10 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

18.10.0.1 Number plates are to:

  1. Display numbers figures in contrasting Black on White colours with a minimum size of 125mm height and 20mm width of stroke,
  2. Be mounted centrally at the front and rear of the machine,
  3. Not necessary for racing where helmet colours are worn, such as Speedway,
18.10.0.2 For all Motocross ATV competitions and any other event where the supplementary regulations specify, no competitor may compete unless wearing the machine identification number on their back in contrasting colours and with a minimum size of 125mm height and 20mm width of stroke.

18.11 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS

18.11.1 Flags and Signals

18.11.1.1 The minimum dimensions of all flags must be 500mm x 500mm.
18.11.1.2 Track flags and signals have the following meanings:

FLAG SIGNAL

MEANING AND REQUIREMENT OF COMPETITOR

National flag dropped or raised Start
Red flag displayed Race or practice stopped prematurely. Competitors must slow down, must not overtake and must slowly proceed to the parc fermé, pits, or other area indicated to them by officials. The red flag will also be used to signal the end of a demonstration
Black flag held stationary and black board with rider’s number Competitor with number indicated on black board must stop at the pits on the next lap
Yellow flag held stationary Danger, ride slowly, overtaking is forbidden
Yellow flag waved Immediate danger, slow down, prepare to stop, overtaking forbidden
Yellow with Black diagonal cross Last lap flag for Speedway only
No Jump Light Danger, overtaking forbidden, jumping forbidden
Yellow flag with red stripes held stationary Deterioration of adhesion of the track
White flag waved Slow moving intervention vehicle on track
Blue flag held stationary Overtaking signal warning that competitor is soon to be overtaken
Blue flag waved Overtaking signal warning that rider is about to be overtaken
Green flag held stationary Course clear
Last lap board The last lap of the race is about to commence
Purple Flag Protest flag for all junior competitors
Black and white chequered flag waved Finish of race, practice session or qualifying
18.11.1.3 Flag signals may be supplemented by light signals as follows:

SIGNAL

SUPPLEMENT TO/ EQUIVALENT TO

One or two flashing yellow lights Yellow flag
Green light Green flag
Red light Red flag
18.11.1.4 The National flag signifying the start of an event may be replaced by:

  1. A light signal,
  2. A starting tape,
  3. A rubber band, or
  4. A dropping gate.

18.11.2 Measurement of Engines

18.11.3 Measurement at Meetings

18.11.3.1 A Steward of a meeting may direct the measurement of the capacity of the engine of any machine, to be carried out at the conclusion of the meeting. Until the measurement is completed the machine must remain under the control of the relevant controlling body.
18.11.3.2 If an engine is measured at the request of a rider or entrant, the rider or entrant is liable for the cost of the measurement.
18.11.3.3 If an engine is measured for the purposes of a protest, the protesting party must submit a $500 bond. This bond will be refunded in full if the measured engine is found to be illegal. If the measured engine is found to be legal any reasonable costs in reassembly up to a maximum of $500 will be deducted and the remaining bond returned to the protesting party.

18.11.4 Measurement: Australian and State Championship Events

18.11.4.1 For all Australian and State championship events:

  1. The first, second, third and fourth placed machines must be impounded for a period of 30 minutes immediately following the event, pending any protest, and the event result will be provisional,
  2. At the conclusion of that period, if no protest is received, the result will be final,
  3. If the machines are to be ridden in another event within that period, they must be sealed or marked before being returned to the competitor for that event,
  4. If no protest is received within that period, the seals or markings may be removed,
  5. Any machine sealed as the result of a protest may only be measured by a measurer. All measurer’s reports, together with the seals, must be delivered to the relevant controlling body within 21 days after the event,
  6. No prize monies may be paid until measurer’s reports and seals are received or the expiration of 21 days whichever occurs first.

18.11.5 Starting

18.11.5.1 Unless otherwise determined in the supplementary regulations, massed starts must be used.
18.11.5.2 The order and position of each competitor will be at the discretion of the Promoter and will be determined on the day of the event.
18.11.5.3 The starting grid for all Motocross and Dirt Track events will:

  1. Have not less than two metre space for each ATV,
  2. Be in a straight line,
  3. Allow for no more than 20 competitors.
18.11.5.4 The maximum number of starters must be specified in the supplementary regulations.
18.11.5.5 Unless otherwise determined in the supplementary regulations:

  1. All competitors must be called to the start line at least two minutes before each start,
  2. At the end of the two minutes, and when the starter is ready, the starter will hold up a 15 second sign for a full 15 seconds,
  3. At the end of 15 seconds a five second sign will be displayed,
  4. The gate will drop between five and 10 seconds after the five second sign is shown.

18.11.6 Finishing

18.11.6.1 The finish line must be:

  1. Marked with a flexible post at each side of the track,
  2. Clearly visible to the judge.

18.11.7 Scoring

18.11.7.1 Points to be allocated to competitor finishing order as follows

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

1 25 11 10
2 22 12 9
3 20 13 8
4 18 14 7
5 16 15 6
6 15 16 5
7 14 17 4
8 13 18 3
9 12 19 2
10 11 20 1

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

1 35 11 20 21 10
2 32 12 19 22 9
3 30 13 18 23 8
4 28 14 17 24 7
5 26 15 16 25 6
6 25 16 15 26 5
7 24 17 14 27 4
8 23 18 13 28 3
9 22 19 12 29 2
10 21 20 11 30 1
18.11.7.2 An alternative points scoring system may be approved for an MA series event.
18.11.7.3 If a tie on points occurs for any position in an event which is conducted over more than one leg, the tying competitor who has the higher finishing position in the final leg of the event will be awarded the position.
18.11.7.4 If a tie on points occurs for any position in a series, the tying competitor who has the greatest number of higher placings in the series will be awarded the position.

SECTION 18C: COMPETITION RULES


18.6 GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

18.6.0.1 No person may participate in an Australian Championship unless and until:

  1. That person’s clothing and machine have been examined and approved by the Scrutineer for that meeting, or
  2. If stipulated in supplementary regulations, the person provides the Scrutineer with a signed checklist that the clothing and machine have been self-scrutineered.
18.6.0.2 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
18.6.0.3 The onus of proving that a competitor, and the competitor’s machine and clothing, are eligible to compete, is on the person seeking to prove it.
18.6.0.4 Where any Rule prohibits the modification of any machine or class of machines, that machine or that class will be deemed to have been modified if any part or parts thereof have been altered from the machine or class as manufactured by the machine manufacturer.
18.6.0.5 In the interpretation of any Rule relating to the design requirements for any machine or class of machines, reference may be made to relevant diagrams appearing in these Rules.

18.7 JUNIOR ELIGIBILITY

18.7.0.1 In Junior competition,

  1. A rider’s age on 1st January will determine their age for competition purposes for that year,
  2. A rider may move to the next higher age class when they become eligible by reason of celebrating a birthday, but once the rider moves to that higher age class, they may not move back to the lower age class,
  3. Any points earned by the rider in the lower age class cannot be transferred when the rider moves to the higher age class,
  4. This General Competition Rule applies to all riders up to and including the age of 16 years.
18.7.0.2 Endorsements will be issued for:

  1. 50cc ATVs
  2. 90cc 2-stroke 125cc 4-stroke ATVs
  3. 200cc 2-stroke 250/300cc 4-stroke ATVs
18.7.0.3 Subject to GCR 18.7.0.1 and GCR 18.5.0.1, no person who:

  1. Has attained the age of 16 years, or
  2. Is unable to right their machine may compete in any junior competition, or
  3. When standing on the machine has less than 75mm clearance between the machine seat and the seat of their pants may compete in any junior competition. Raised footboards or footrests are also allowed in ‘Limited’ junior classes.
18.7.0.4 The following applies to junior competitions:

  1. Junior competitors in the age groups listed in the tables above may compete in the corresponding classes:
  2. No applicant will be issued with their first competition licence if they are under the age of 7 years,
  3. Unless otherwise permitted in writing by the relevant controlling body, for any event there must be no greater age variation between competitors than 4 years,
  4. No participant in the 50cc automatic class may compete in any other class other than at Club level competitions,
  5. In the 4 years to under 9 years 50cc Demo Class automatic non-competitive class, all riders are entitled to receive a prize or award of the same size/value,
  6. A relevant controlling body may permit age group racing, graded racing, or a combination of both,
  7. A relevant controlling body may grade Junior competitors according to their respective skills,
  8. Demo class is a non-competitive class.

18.8 GENERAL RULES

18.8.1 Helmet Cameras

18.8.1.1 Helmet cameras may be fitted providing the mounting to the helmet will allow the camera to detach if impacted upon and the attachment method must not impair the integrity or operation of the helmet.

18.8.2 Fees

ACTIVITY

FEE (INC GST)

Protest Lodgement $70
Appeal to State Controlling Body lodgement $500
Appeal to MA lodgement $1000
Fuel Homologation fee First year $2500
Fuel Homologation fee Subsequent years $2000
All other fees Apply at MA office

18.9 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

18.9.0.1 All ATV competitors must wear commercially manufactured body armor. Soft roost protection alone is unacceptable. No competitor may practice, start or compete in any Motocross, Enduro, Speedway, Dirt Track, Hill Climb, Motokhana, drifting or non-speed related bitumen event unless wearing the following protective equipment and clothing.

18.9.1 Helmets

18.9.1.1 An approved and correctly fitting helmet (see Appendix B: Helmet Fitting Guide) which must:

  1. Carry the Standards Association of Australia “AS 1698” label, or Carry a label or mark certifying compliance to Australian Standard AS1698 issued by an accredited certifier; or
  2. Be approved under FIM Technical Rules.

18.9.2 Approval Labels for Helmets

18.9.2.1 Helmets must carry one of the following approval labels:
a) Europe ECE 22 – 05 ‘P’,’NP’ or ‘J’ [Label affixed inside the helmet]
b) USA DOT Federal Standard No 218 / SNELL M2005, M2010, M2015
[Label affixed inside the helmet]
c) Japan JIS T 8133: 2007 [Label affixed inside the helmet]
d) Australia Standards Association of Australia AS1698

18.9.3 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
18.9.3.1 ECE 22 – 05 ‘P’, ‘NP’ or ‘J’ [EUROPE]
The ECE mark consists of a circle surrounding the letter E followed by the distinguishing number of the country which has granted approval, as follows:
E1 Germany E2 France E3 Italy
E4 Netherlands E5 Sweden E6 Belgium
E7 Hungary E8 Czech Republic E9 Spain
E10 Yugoslavia E11 United Kingdom E12 Austria
E13 Luxembourg E14 Switzerland E15 not assigned
E16 Norway E17 Finland E18 Denmark
E19 Romania E20 Poland E21 Portugal
E22 Russian Federation E23 Greece E24 Ireland
E25 Croatia E26 Slovenia E27 Slovakia
E28 Bielo Russia E29 Estonia E30 not assigned
E31 Bosnia & Herzegovinia E32 Latvia E33 not assigned
E34 Bulgaria E35 not assigned E36 not assigned
E37 Turkey E40 Macedonia E43 Japan
E44 not assigned E45 Australia E46 Ukraine
E47 South Africa E48 New Zealand E49 not assigned

Below the letter E the approval number should always begin with 05. Below the approval number is the serial production number [Label is on retention system or comfort interior]

18.9.4 Minimum Requirements of Protective Clothing

Rider responsibility: It is the responsibility of the rider to select a helmet and apparel that will provide appropriate protection. Although MA approves materials, MA does not endorse or guarantee specific products or manufacturers. Riders must rely on their own judgment in the selection of helmets and apparel for protection and durability. In addition, all ATV competitors must wear commercially manufactured body armour. Soft roost protection alone is unacceptable.
18.9.4.1 Trousers of leather or synthetic material of similar durability.
18.9.4.2 Trousers of other than leather must be non-combustible and be fitted with a lining.
18.9.4.3 Where permitted in motocross or off-road type events, a jersey which must be:

  1. Made of close-knit fabric of natural or synthetic fibre, and
  2. Must be a snug fit and provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms.
18.9.4.4 For Dirt Track, Hill Climb, Motokhana, Drifting and non-speed related bitumen events, a commercially manufactured back protector, which continuously covers the back area between the collar line and the base of the spine if wearing leathers, or a full Kevlar suit.
18.9.4.5 For Road Race, Dirt Track and Track events, in the case of competitor’s wearing apparel as described in 18.9.4.1 and 18.9.4.2 and 18.9.4.3:

  1. Commercially manufactured armour which protects the shoulders and the back or a leather or similar jacket with in-built back protection or a jacket and commercially manufactured back protector,
  2. Protection of the back must be continuous and cover all of the back area between the collar and the base of the spine,
  3. Where the armour is not constructed as a one-piece suit type, knee and elbow guards must be used in Dirt Track.

18.9.5 Footwear

18.9.5.1 Boots which must be:

  1. Of recognised motorcycle or ATV type,
  2. Constructed of leather, plastic or other similarly durable material, and
  3. Of a length that must at least covers at least two thirds of the lower leg and overlaps the trousers with the rider in a racing position on the machine.

18.9.6 Gloves

18.9.6.1 Gloves of leather or other material of similar or greater durability.

18.9.7 Goggles and Visors

18.9.7.1 Eye protection, including spectacles, protective goggles, helmet visors and/or ‘tear-offs’ must be worn provided:

  1. Eye protectors and spectacles are made of non-shattering material,
  2. Eye protectors which cause visual disturbance are not to be used,
  3. Metal or Perspex face shields are not used,
  4. Eye shades or peaks are of a flexible material.

18.9.8 Hair and Jewellery

18.9.8.1 Hair longer than shoulder length must be confined in the helmet or jacket.
18.9.8.2 Body jewellery is to be removed or securely covered with tape prior to competition.

18.9.9 Footwear in pits

18.9.9.1 Closed footwear must be worn in the pit area at all times.

18.10 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

18.10.0.1 Number plates are to:

  1. Display numbers figures in contrasting Black on White colours with a minimum size of 125mm height and 20mm width of stroke,
  2. Be mounted centrally at the front and rear of the machine,
  3. Not necessary for racing where helmet colours are worn, such as Speedway,
18.10.0.2 For all Motocross ATV competitions and any other event where the supplementary regulations specify, no competitor may compete unless wearing the machine identification number on their back in contrasting colours and with a minimum size of 125mm height and 20mm width of stroke.

18.11 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS

18.11.1 Flags and Signals

18.11.1.1 The minimum dimensions of all flags must be 500mm x 500mm.
18.11.1.2 Track flags and signals have the following meanings:

FLAG SIGNAL

MEANING AND REQUIREMENT OF COMPETITOR

National flag dropped or raised Start
Red flag displayed Race or practice stopped prematurely. Competitors must slow down, must not overtake and must slowly proceed to the parc fermé, pits, or other area indicated to them by officials. The red flag will also be used to signal the end of a demonstration
Black flag held stationary and black board with rider’s number Competitor with number indicated on black board must stop at the pits on the next lap
Yellow flag held stationary Danger, ride slowly, overtaking is forbidden
Yellow flag waved Immediate danger, slow down, prepare to stop, overtaking forbidden
Yellow with Black diagonal cross Last lap flag for Speedway only
No Jump Light Danger, overtaking forbidden, jumping forbidden
Yellow flag with red stripes held stationary Deterioration of adhesion of the track
White flag waved Slow moving intervention vehicle on track
Blue flag held stationary Overtaking signal warning that competitor is soon to be overtaken
Blue flag waved Overtaking signal warning that rider is about to be overtaken
Green flag held stationary Course clear
Last lap board The last lap of the race is about to commence
Purple Flag Protest flag for all junior competitors
Black and white chequered flag waved Finish of race, practice session or qualifying
18.11.1.3 Flag signals may be supplemented by light signals as follows:

SIGNAL

SUPPLEMENT TO/ EQUIVALENT TO

One or two flashing yellow lights Yellow flag
Green light Green flag
Red light Red flag
18.11.1.4 The National flag signifying the start of an event may be replaced by:

  1. A light signal,
  2. A starting tape,
  3. A rubber band, or
  4. A dropping gate.

18.11.2 Measurement of Engines

18.11.3 Measurement at Meetings

18.11.3.1 A Steward of a meeting may direct the measurement of the capacity of the engine of any machine, to be carried out at the conclusion of the meeting. Until the measurement is completed the machine must remain under the control of the relevant controlling body.
18.11.3.2 If an engine is measured at the request of a rider or entrant, the rider or entrant is liable for the cost of the measurement.
18.11.3.3 If an engine is measured for the purposes of a protest, the protesting party must submit a $500 bond. This bond will be refunded in full if the measured engine is found to be illegal. If the measured engine is found to be legal any reasonable costs in reassembly up to a maximum of $500 will be deducted and the remaining bond returned to the protesting party.

18.11.4 Measurement: Australian and State Championship Events

18.11.4.1 For all Australian and State championship events:

  1. The first, second, third and fourth placed machines must be impounded for a period of 30 minutes immediately following the event, pending any protest, and the event result will be provisional,
  2. At the conclusion of that period, if no protest is received, the result will be final,
  3. If the machines are to be ridden in another event within that period, they must be sealed or marked before being returned to the competitor for that event,
  4. If no protest is received within that period, the seals or markings may be removed,
  5. Any machine sealed as the result of a protest may only be measured by a measurer. All measurer’s reports, together with the seals, must be delivered to the relevant controlling body within 21 days after the event,
  6. No prize monies may be paid until measurer’s reports and seals are received or the expiration of 21 days whichever occurs first.

18.11.5 Starting

18.11.5.1 Unless otherwise determined in the supplementary regulations, massed starts must be used.
18.11.5.2 The order and position of each competitor will be at the discretion of the Promoter and will be determined on the day of the event.
18.11.5.3 The starting grid for all Motocross and Dirt Track events will:

  1. Have not less than two metre space for each ATV,
  2. Be in a straight line,
  3. Allow for no more than 20 competitors.
18.11.5.4 The maximum number of starters must be specified in the supplementary regulations.
18.11.5.5 Unless otherwise determined in the supplementary regulations:

  1. All competitors must be called to the start line at least two minutes before each start,
  2. At the end of the two minutes, and when the starter is ready, the starter will hold up a 15 second sign for a full 15 seconds,
  3. At the end of 15 seconds a five second sign will be displayed,
  4. The gate will drop between five and 10 seconds after the five second sign is shown.

18.11.6 Finishing

18.11.6.1 The finish line must be:

  1. Marked with a flexible post at each side of the track,
  2. Clearly visible to the judge.

18.11.7 Scoring

18.11.7.1 Points to be allocated to competitor finishing order as follows

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

1 25 11 10
2 22 12 9
3 20 13 8
4 18 14 7
5 16 15 6
6 15 16 5
7 14 17 4
8 13 18 3
9 12 19 2
10 11 20 1

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

1 35 11 20 21 10
2 32 12 19 22 9
3 30 13 18 23 8
4 28 14 17 24 7
5 26 15 16 25 6
6 25 16 15 26 5
7 24 17 14 27 4
8 23 18 13 28 3
9 22 19 12 29 2
10 21 20 11 30 1
18.11.7.2 An alternative points scoring system may be approved for an MA series event.
18.11.7.3 If a tie on points occurs for any position in an event which is conducted over more than one leg, the tying competitor who has the higher finishing position in the final leg of the event will be awarded the position.
18.11.7.4 If a tie on points occurs for any position in a series, the tying competitor who has the greatest number of higher placings in the series will be awarded the position.