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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 16 C: COMPETITION RULES


16.6 GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

16.6.0.1 No person may participate in any competition unless and until that person’s clothing and machine have been examined and approved by the scrutineer for that competition.
16.6.0.2 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
16.6.0.3 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.
16.6.0.4 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.
16.6.0.5 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.

16.7 GENERAL RULES

16.7.1 Homologation

16.7.1.1 For any competition, MA may require that any machine, or any part of a machine, including tyres, be homologated. For homologation details see MA website.

16.7.2 Helmet cameras

16.7.2.1 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.

16.7.3 Fees

ACTIVITY

FEE (INC GST)

Replacement licence $25
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

16.8 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

16.8.1 Helmet

16.8.1.1 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.

16.8.2 Approval labels for helmets

16.8.2.1 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

16.8.3 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
16.8.3.1 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]

16.8.4 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.
16.8.4.1 Trousers of leather or synthetic material of similar durability.
16.8.4.2 Trousers of other than leather must be non-combustible and be fitted with a lining,
16.8.4.3 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.
16.8.4.4 For Classic Dirt Track, 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.
16.8.4.5 For Classic Dirt Track, in the case of competitor’s wearing apparel as described in GCR 16.8.4.1 and 16.8.4.2 and 16.8.4.3:

  1. Commercially manufactured armour which protects the elbows, 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.

16.8.5 Footwear

16.8.5.1 Boots which must be:

  1. Of recognised Motocross type for Motocross and of Dirt Track type for Dirt Track,
  2. Constructed of leather, plastic or other similarly durable material, and
  3. Of a length that must at least cover ¾ of the length of the lower leg, with the rider in a racing position on the machine.

16.8.6 Gloves

16.8.6.1 Gloves of leather or other material of similar or greater durability.
16.8.6.2 Fingerless gloves may be worn by passengers on sidecars.

16.8.7 Goggles and visors

16.8.7.1 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.

16.8.8 Hair and jewellery

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

16.8.9 Footwear in pits

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

16.9 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

16.9.1 Number plates

16.9.1.1 Number plates shall be either oval or rectangular and in the following colours:

CAPACITY

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Up to 125cc Black White
250cc Dark Green White
263cc and over Canary Yellow Black
16.9.1.2 For all competitions three number plates must be fitted: one at the front and one on each side.
16.9.1.3 Number plates must:

  1. Where they are not an integral part of the machine or streamlining and are under 1.6mm in thickness, have rolled or wired edges,
  2. In the case of rectangular plates, have the corners formed to a 38mm radius,
  3. In the case of bolt on number plates, be made from a rigid material with minimum dimensions of 235mm height and 285mm width; and
  4. In the case of sidecars, be positioned so that they are visible from the front and each side of the sidecar.
16.9.1.4 Front number plates must have figures which are clearly visible at a distance of 20 metres and a solid 10mm wide border.
16.9.1.5 Side number plates must:

  1. Be fitted above a horizontal line drawn through the rear axle,
  2. Be fitted so that the front edge of the plate is behind a vertical line drawn at 200mm to the rear of the rider’s footrest,
16.9.1.6 Number backgrounds on side number plates may be an integral part of the rear seat section or fairing.
16.9.1.7 Advertising must be at least 25mm clear of the background of a number plate unless the advertising is an integral part of the back plate cover.

16.9.2 Back Numbers

16.9.2.1 No competitor may compete in any competition 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.

16.9.3 Class Identification

16.9.3.1 A letter will be:

  1. Used to identify the class of the machine,
  2. Placed on the left side of all 3 race plates,
  3. 50mm high, and in upper case,
  4. The same colour as the race number.
16.9.3.2 Identification letters for each class are:

  1. Pre-1960 “A”
  2. Pre-1965 “N”
  3. Pre-1970 “H”
  4. Pre-1975 “X”
  5. Pre-1978 “Z”
  6. Evolution “E”
  7. Pre-1985 “Y”
  8. Pre-1990 “W”
  9. Pre-1978 Women “T”

16.10 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS

16.10.1 Flags and signals

16.10.1.1 The minimum dimensions of all flags must be 500mm x 500mm.
16.10.1.2 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
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
Black and white chequered flag waved Finish of Race, Practice session or Qualifying
16.10.1.3 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
16.10.1.4 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

16.10.2 Measurement of Engines

16.10.3 Measurement at Meetings

16.10.3.1 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.
16.10.3.2 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.
16.10.3.3 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.

16.10.4 Measurement: Australian and State Championship events

16.10.4.1 For all Australian and State championship events:

  1. All machines must have provision for the placement of sealing wire,
  2. An entrant may request that the entrant’s machine be measured and sealed before the event. As soon as practicable after receiving the request the measurer for the event must measure and seal the machine. Any machine examined under this sub-rule may, on application by the entrant, at the discretion of the measurer, be exempted from further examination at the event,
  3. 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,
  4. At the conclusion of that period, if no protest is received, the result will be final,
  5. If the machines are to be ridden in another event within that period, they must be sealed before being returned to the competitor for that event,
  6. If no protest is received within that period, the seals may be removed,
  7. 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,
  8. No prize monies may be paid until measurer’s reports and seals are received or the expiration of 21 days, whichever occurs first.

16.10.5 Scoring

16.10.5.1 Scoring for events

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
16.10.5.2 An alternative points scoring system may be approved for an MA series event.
16.10.5.3 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.
16.10.5.4 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.

16.10.6 Starts and finishes

16.10.7 Starts

16.10.7.1 All competitors must, in relation to the start of any event, comply with directions issued by, and under the authority of, the Starter. For such purposes the Starter, on the instructions of a key official, may:

  1. Delay a start,
  2. Direct a restart,
  3. Direct a competitor to start from:
    1. The back of the starting grid,
    2. The pit lane,
    3. The rear of the field, or
    4. Such other position as shall be required for the safe, fair and orderly start of the event.
  4. Exclude a competitor who is late for the start.
16.10.7.2 The method of starting will be as prescribed by the supplementary regulations.
16.10.7.3 The start of an event occurs:

  1. When the order to start is given, or
  2. For flying starts, when the starting line is crossed.

16.10.8 Finishes

16.10.8.1 For events where speed is the determinant:

  1. A chequered flag must be displayed to each competitor as each crosses the line, with the flag being displayed:
    1. To the first to complete the event, who will, subject to the results of any protests, be the winner, and
    2. Thereafter to each competitor who:
      1. Has completed not less than 75% of the event distance,
      2. Is still competing in the event on the lap in which the chequered flag is displayed to the winner, with the sequence of completion of the event being the determinant of placings.
  2. The finish of the event occurs when the flag is displayed to the last competitor under GCR 16.10.8.1 a),
  3. The finish occurs for each machine when the foremost part of the machine crosses the line,
  4. Where there are two competitors required to be on one machine together, both must finish the event on the machine. On a solo machine the competitor must finish the event on the machine,
  5. In case of a dead heat between competitors for a place:
    1. The places and the awards for those places will be combined,
    2. The participants in the dead heat will share the places and awards equally,
    3. The remaining places will be relegated by the number of participants in the dead heat.

16.10.9 Stopping Events

16.10.9.1 Where an incident causes an event to be stopped, the Steward or Clerk of Course may declare the event complete if at least 75% of the event distance or time, whichever is the less, has been run.
16.10.9.2 The results so declared will be based on the placings at the finish line of the last full lap completed before the incident but will exclude those competitors who:

  1. Caused the incident, or
  2. Having been involved in the incident and could not continue in the event.

16.10.10 Stopping and Re-running events

16.10.10.1 The Steward or Clerk of Course who has excluded a competitor for unfair conduct and considers that such conduct has:

  1. Given an advantage to the team of which the offender is a member, or
  2. In the case of a non-team event, jeopardised the fair chances of one or more of the other competitors in the event,
  3. may declare the event void and order a re-run.
16.10.10.2 If the event continues, any competitor unable to cross the finish line as a result of such conduct on the part of the excluded competitor may be deemed to have finished the race in the place:

  1. Held immediately before such conduct, or
16.10.10.3 b) Having regard to any advancement in placing following the exclusion, in some other place. A Steward or Clerk of Course may stop an event and order it to be re-run if it would be dangerous for it to continue.
16.10.10.4 In any re-run:

  1. Any competitor who:
    1. Fell in the stopped event as a result of having been fouled,
    2. Intentionally laid down his or her machine in the interests of safety, or
    3. Left the course in the interests of safety, may participate.
  2. Any competitor who:
    1. Caused or contributed to the event being stopped,
    2. Failed to start in,
    3. Retired from,
    4. Was excluded from,
    5. Had been lapped during the course of the stopped event, may not participate.
16.10.10.5 If the race is interrupted after the chequered flag, the following procedure will apply:

  1. For all the riders to whom the chequered flag was shown before the interruption, a partial classification will be established at the end of the last lap of the race.
  2. For all the riders to whom the chequered flag was not shown before the interruption, a partial classification will be established at the end of the penultimate lap of the race.
  3. The complete classification will be established by combining both partial classifications as per the lap/time procedure.

16.10.11 Change of machine during a competition

16.10.11.1 During any competition, other than an attempt at a record, no machine may be exchanged for another unless permitted under these Rules or any supplementary regulations.

16.10.12 Radio communication

16.10.12.1 Radio communications with riders is not allowed, and will be classed as outside assistance.

SECTION 16 C: COMPETITION RULES


16.6 GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

16.6.0.1 No person may participate in any competition unless and until that person’s clothing and machine have been examined and approved by the scrutineer for that competition.
16.6.0.2 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
16.6.0.3 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.
16.6.0.4 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.
16.6.0.5 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.

16.7 GENERAL RULES

16.7.1 Homologation

16.7.1.1 For any competition, MA may require that any machine, or any part of a machine, including tyres, be homologated. For homologation details see MA website.

16.7.2 Helmet cameras

16.7.2.1 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.

16.7.3 Fees

ACTIVITY

FEE (INC GST)

Replacement licence $25
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

16.8 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

16.8.1 Helmet

16.8.1.1 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.

16.8.2 Approval labels for helmets

16.8.2.1 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

16.8.3 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
16.8.3.1 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]

16.8.4 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.
16.8.4.1 Trousers of leather or synthetic material of similar durability.
16.8.4.2 Trousers of other than leather must be non-combustible and be fitted with a lining,
16.8.4.3 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.
16.8.4.4 For Classic Dirt Track, 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.
16.8.4.5 For Classic Dirt Track, in the case of competitor’s wearing apparel as described in GCR 16.8.4.1 and 16.8.4.2 and 16.8.4.3:

  1. Commercially manufactured armour which protects the elbows, 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.

16.8.5 Footwear

16.8.5.1 Boots which must be:

  1. Of recognised Motocross type for Motocross and of Dirt Track type for Dirt Track,
  2. Constructed of leather, plastic or other similarly durable material, and
  3. Of a length that must at least cover ¾ of the length of the lower leg, with the rider in a racing position on the machine.

16.8.6 Gloves

16.8.6.1 Gloves of leather or other material of similar or greater durability.
16.8.6.2 Fingerless gloves may be worn by passengers on sidecars.

16.8.7 Goggles and visors

16.8.7.1 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.

16.8.8 Hair and jewellery

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

16.8.9 Footwear in pits

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

16.9 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

16.9.1 Number plates

16.9.1.1 Number plates shall be either oval or rectangular and in the following colours:

CAPACITY

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Up to 125cc Black White
250cc Dark Green White
263cc and over Canary Yellow Black
16.9.1.2 For all competitions three number plates must be fitted: one at the front and one on each side.
16.9.1.3 Number plates must:

  1. Where they are not an integral part of the machine or streamlining and are under 1.6mm in thickness, have rolled or wired edges,
  2. In the case of rectangular plates, have the corners formed to a 38mm radius,
  3. In the case of bolt on number plates, be made from a rigid material with minimum dimensions of 235mm height and 285mm width; and
  4. In the case of sidecars, be positioned so that they are visible from the front and each side of the sidecar.
16.9.1.4 Front number plates must have figures which are clearly visible at a distance of 20 metres and a solid 10mm wide border.
16.9.1.5 Side number plates must:

  1. Be fitted above a horizontal line drawn through the rear axle,
  2. Be fitted so that the front edge of the plate is behind a vertical line drawn at 200mm to the rear of the rider’s footrest,
16.9.1.6 Number backgrounds on side number plates may be an integral part of the rear seat section or fairing.
16.9.1.7 Advertising must be at least 25mm clear of the background of a number plate unless the advertising is an integral part of the back plate cover.

16.9.2 Back Numbers

16.9.2.1 No competitor may compete in any competition 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.

16.9.3 Class Identification

16.9.3.1 A letter will be:

  1. Used to identify the class of the machine,
  2. Placed on the left side of all 3 race plates,
  3. 50mm high, and in upper case,
  4. The same colour as the race number.
16.9.3.2 Identification letters for each class are:

  1. Pre-1960 “A”
  2. Pre-1965 “N”
  3. Pre-1970 “H”
  4. Pre-1975 “X”
  5. Pre-1978 “Z”
  6. Evolution “E”
  7. Pre-1985 “Y”
  8. Pre-1990 “W”
  9. Pre-1978 Women “T”

16.10 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS

16.10.1 Flags and signals

16.10.1.1 The minimum dimensions of all flags must be 500mm x 500mm.
16.10.1.2 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
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
Black and white chequered flag waved Finish of Race, Practice session or Qualifying
16.10.1.3 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
16.10.1.4 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

16.10.2 Measurement of Engines

16.10.3 Measurement at Meetings

16.10.3.1 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.
16.10.3.2 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.
16.10.3.3 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.

16.10.4 Measurement: Australian and State Championship events

16.10.4.1 For all Australian and State championship events:

  1. All machines must have provision for the placement of sealing wire,
  2. An entrant may request that the entrant’s machine be measured and sealed before the event. As soon as practicable after receiving the request the measurer for the event must measure and seal the machine. Any machine examined under this sub-rule may, on application by the entrant, at the discretion of the measurer, be exempted from further examination at the event,
  3. 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,
  4. At the conclusion of that period, if no protest is received, the result will be final,
  5. If the machines are to be ridden in another event within that period, they must be sealed before being returned to the competitor for that event,
  6. If no protest is received within that period, the seals may be removed,
  7. 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,
  8. No prize monies may be paid until measurer’s reports and seals are received or the expiration of 21 days, whichever occurs first.

16.10.5 Scoring

16.10.5.1 Scoring for events

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
16.10.5.2 An alternative points scoring system may be approved for an MA series event.
16.10.5.3 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.
16.10.5.4 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.

16.10.6 Starts and finishes

16.10.7 Starts

16.10.7.1 All competitors must, in relation to the start of any event, comply with directions issued by, and under the authority of, the Starter. For such purposes the Starter, on the instructions of a key official, may:

  1. Delay a start,
  2. Direct a restart,
  3. Direct a competitor to start from:
    1. The back of the starting grid,
    2. The pit lane,
    3. The rear of the field, or
    4. Such other position as shall be required for the safe, fair and orderly start of the event.
  4. Exclude a competitor who is late for the start.
16.10.7.2 The method of starting will be as prescribed by the supplementary regulations.
16.10.7.3 The start of an event occurs:

  1. When the order to start is given, or
  2. For flying starts, when the starting line is crossed.

16.10.8 Finishes

16.10.8.1 For events where speed is the determinant:

  1. A chequered flag must be displayed to each competitor as each crosses the line, with the flag being displayed:
    1. To the first to complete the event, who will, subject to the results of any protests, be the winner, and
    2. Thereafter to each competitor who:
      1. Has completed not less than 75% of the event distance,
      2. Is still competing in the event on the lap in which the chequered flag is displayed to the winner, with the sequence of completion of the event being the determinant of placings.
  2. The finish of the event occurs when the flag is displayed to the last competitor under GCR 16.10.8.1 a),
  3. The finish occurs for each machine when the foremost part of the machine crosses the line,
  4. Where there are two competitors required to be on one machine together, both must finish the event on the machine. On a solo machine the competitor must finish the event on the machine,
  5. In case of a dead heat between competitors for a place:
    1. The places and the awards for those places will be combined,
    2. The participants in the dead heat will share the places and awards equally,
    3. The remaining places will be relegated by the number of participants in the dead heat.

16.10.9 Stopping Events

16.10.9.1 Where an incident causes an event to be stopped, the Steward or Clerk of Course may declare the event complete if at least 75% of the event distance or time, whichever is the less, has been run.
16.10.9.2 The results so declared will be based on the placings at the finish line of the last full lap completed before the incident but will exclude those competitors who:

  1. Caused the incident, or
  2. Having been involved in the incident and could not continue in the event.

16.10.10 Stopping and Re-running events

16.10.10.1 The Steward or Clerk of Course who has excluded a competitor for unfair conduct and considers that such conduct has:

  1. Given an advantage to the team of which the offender is a member, or
  2. In the case of a non-team event, jeopardised the fair chances of one or more of the other competitors in the event,
  3. may declare the event void and order a re-run.
16.10.10.2 If the event continues, any competitor unable to cross the finish line as a result of such conduct on the part of the excluded competitor may be deemed to have finished the race in the place:

  1. Held immediately before such conduct, or
16.10.10.3 b) Having regard to any advancement in placing following the exclusion, in some other place. A Steward or Clerk of Course may stop an event and order it to be re-run if it would be dangerous for it to continue.
16.10.10.4 In any re-run:

  1. Any competitor who:
    1. Fell in the stopped event as a result of having been fouled,
    2. Intentionally laid down his or her machine in the interests of safety, or
    3. Left the course in the interests of safety, may participate.
  2. Any competitor who:
    1. Caused or contributed to the event being stopped,
    2. Failed to start in,
    3. Retired from,
    4. Was excluded from,
    5. Had been lapped during the course of the stopped event, may not participate.
16.10.10.5 If the race is interrupted after the chequered flag, the following procedure will apply:

  1. For all the riders to whom the chequered flag was shown before the interruption, a partial classification will be established at the end of the last lap of the race.
  2. For all the riders to whom the chequered flag was not shown before the interruption, a partial classification will be established at the end of the penultimate lap of the race.
  3. The complete classification will be established by combining both partial classifications as per the lap/time procedure.

16.10.11 Change of machine during a competition

16.10.11.1 During any competition, other than an attempt at a record, no machine may be exchanged for another unless permitted under these Rules or any supplementary regulations.

16.10.12 Radio communication

16.10.12.1 Radio communications with riders is not allowed, and will be classed as outside assistance.