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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

4.4 Protocols


4.4.1 Protocols for MA Series Events and International Meetings

4.4.1.1 Promoters are to deal directly with MA including:

  1. The submission of date applications,
  2. The submission of draft Supplementary Regulations,
  3. Payment of fees, bonds and levies.
4.4.1.2 MA will advise State Controlling Bodies of series dates by 1st October in order that State Controlling Bodies may avoid clashes,
4.4.1.3 Permits may not be issued for Supercross meetings at venues within 100kms of a round of the Australian Supercross Championship eight (8) weeks prior to and four (4) weeks after the Championship round.

4.4.2 Protocols for Australian Championships not forming a Series

4.4.2.1 Promoters may make application to MA to host Championships, with a copy of the application sent to the relevant State Controlling Body. The application will include the proposed dates, venue, Promoter and address the criteria in GCR 4.4.
4.4.2.2 MA will award a Championship to Promoter which becomes responsible for ensuring the meeting is conducted to a standard be-fitting an Australian Championship.
4.4.2.3 MA may require a Promoter to lodge a performance bond which may be totally or partially forfeited if key performance criteria are not met.
4.4.2.4 The Promoter is responsible for:

  1. Providing MA with email draft Supplementary Regulations for approval,
  2. Paying MA the performance bond, permit fee and rider insurance levy,
  3. The adequate circulation of Supplementary Regulations,
  4. Providing MA with comprehensive and accurate results by email the day after the meeting,
  5. Ensuring there is appropriate promotion and publicity, which is to also incorporate the MA logo,
  6. Ensuring all Rules governing the administration of Australian Championships are adhered to,
  7. Ensuring the prescribed level of medical service is provided.
4.4.2.5 The following issues are key performance criteria Promoters will be assessed on:

  1. Adequate number of officials and other personnel to properly conduct the meeting,
  2. The performance of officials,
  3. The appropriate promotion of Championships,
  4. Provision of prescribed medical services,
  5. Ensuring there are no date clashes with the Championship,
  6. Correct signage,
  7. An effective radio communication system,
  8. An adequate control tower (where appropriate),
  9. A safe venue,
  10. Adequate public facilities,
  11. Ensuring the MA logo and flag are displayed as required.

4.4.3 Supplementary Regulations and Entry Forms

4.4.3.1 MA will publish Supplementary Regulations and entry forms on www.ma.org.au for entrants to download.
4.4.3.2 Supplementary Regulations and entry forms for:

  1. Series Championships may only be accessed from the MA website or the Promoter,
  2. Stand-alone Championships may be accessed from the MA website, the host State Controlling Body or the Promoter.

4.4.4 Protest Fees, Licence Declaration Fees and Fines

4.4.4.1 Protest fees, licence declaration fees and fines are to be collected by the Steward and paid to MA.

4.4.5 Venues

4.4.5.1 Venues will be licensed by:

  1. MNSW in the case of all NSW venues;
  2. MA – Road Racing venues;
  3. Stewards / Race Director – temporary Supercross venues.
  4. State Controlling Bodies – all other venues; and
  5. FIM – World Championships.

4.4.6 The Allocation of Australian Championships which do not form a Series

4.4.6.1 Promoters may make application to MA to host championships, with a copy of the application sent to the relevant State Controlling Body.
4.4.6.2 The protocols for Australian Championships are detailed in this Chapter.
4.4.6.3 In considering applications, MA may have regard to any one or more of the following considerations:

  1. The likely level of media exposure of, and public support for, the event,
  2. The level of support for the discipline by the relevant State Controlling Body,
  3. The regularity and frequency with which State championships in the discipline in the area of the relevant State Controlling Body,
  4. The financial resources of the Promoter and of any proposed Promoter of the event,
  5. The quality of any proposed venue,
  6. The provision of access to any proposed venue, and accommodation, for spectators.
  7. The availability of quality officials,
  8. The previous record of the Promoter in conducting Australian championships,
  9. Such other considerations, as MA considers relevant.
4.4.6.4 MA may refuse the application or may grant the same and may impose such conditions as it considers are necessary and reasonable for the fair, safe and effective conduct of the event. Within one month of receipt of written notification of the issue of the grant, the State Controlling Body must pay the prescribed permit fee to MA.
4.4.6.5 In the event of a Promoter to which an Australian Championship has been granted failing to pay the permit fee or to conduct the event in accordance with the grant:

  1. The performance bond will be forfeited and may be applied by MA in reduction of the permit fee payable by any other Promoter to whom the conduct of the event is granted,
  2. MA may offer the event to another Promoter.

4.4.7 The Allocation of Australian Championships Forming a Series

4.4.7.1 Promoters in each State may apply to MA to host a round of the relevant Championship.

4.4.7 Promotion of Australian Championships

4.4.7.1 Programs for Australian Championships must:

  1. Indicate on the front cover the nature of the event,
  2. Give visual prominence to title events over support events.
4.4.7.2 At all Australian Championships:

  1. An MA flag and banner must be on display at the start or finish line at the event,
  2. Competitors must place an MA supplied logo on the front number plate of their machines.
4.4.7.3 The MA logo must be displayed following the logo use style-guide issued by MA:

  1. On all publications relating to the event,
  2. On the front cover of the event program.

4.4.8 Listing of Australian Championships in State Calendars

4.4.8.1 The event calendar of a State Controlling Body hosting one or more Australian Championships in any year:

  1. Must list each Australian Championship being hosted by that State Controlling Body in that year,
  2. Must be sent to MA and all other State Controlling Bodies by no later than 31st October of the preceding year.

4.4.7 Promotion of Australian Championships

4.4.7.1 Programs for Australian Championships must:

  1. Indicate on the front cover the nature of the event,
  2. Give visual prominence to title events over support events.
4.4.7.2 At all Australian Championships:

  1. An MA flag and banner must be on display at the start or finish line at the event,
  2. Competitors must place an MA supplied logo on the front number plate of their machines.
4.4.7.3 The MA logo must be displayed following the logo use style-guide issued by MA:

  1. On all publications relating to the event,
  2. On the front cover of the event program.

4.4.8 Listing of Australian Championships in State Calendars

4.4.8.1 The event calendar of a State Controlling Body hosting one or more Australian Championships in any year:

  1. Must list each Australian Championship being hosted by that State Controlling Body in that year,
  2. Must be sent to MA and all other State Controlling Bodies by no later than 31st October of the preceding year.

4.4 Protocols


4.4.1 Protocols for MA Series Events and International Meetings

4.4.1.1 Promoters are to deal directly with MA including:

  1. The submission of date applications,
  2. The submission of draft Supplementary Regulations,
  3. Payment of fees, bonds and levies.
4.4.1.2 MA will advise State Controlling Bodies of series dates by 1st October in order that State Controlling Bodies may avoid clashes,
4.4.1.3 Permits may not be issued for Supercross meetings at venues within 100kms of a round of the Australian Supercross Championship eight (8) weeks prior to and four (4) weeks after the Championship round.

4.4.2 Protocols for Australian Championships not forming a Series

4.4.2.1 Promoters may make application to MA to host Championships, with a copy of the application sent to the relevant State Controlling Body. The application will include the proposed dates, venue, Promoter and address the criteria in GCR 4.4.
4.4.2.2 MA will award a Championship to Promoter which becomes responsible for ensuring the meeting is conducted to a standard be-fitting an Australian Championship.
4.4.2.3 MA may require a Promoter to lodge a performance bond which may be totally or partially forfeited if key performance criteria are not met.
4.4.2.4 The Promoter is responsible for:

  1. Providing MA with email draft Supplementary Regulations for approval,
  2. Paying MA the performance bond, permit fee and rider insurance levy,
  3. The adequate circulation of Supplementary Regulations,
  4. Providing MA with comprehensive and accurate results by email the day after the meeting,
  5. Ensuring there is appropriate promotion and publicity, which is to also incorporate the MA logo,
  6. Ensuring all Rules governing the administration of Australian Championships are adhered to,
  7. Ensuring the prescribed level of medical service is provided.
4.4.2.5 The following issues are key performance criteria Promoters will be assessed on:

  1. Adequate number of officials and other personnel to properly conduct the meeting,
  2. The performance of officials,
  3. The appropriate promotion of Championships,
  4. Provision of prescribed medical services,
  5. Ensuring there are no date clashes with the Championship,
  6. Correct signage,
  7. An effective radio communication system,
  8. An adequate control tower (where appropriate),
  9. A safe venue,
  10. Adequate public facilities,
  11. Ensuring the MA logo and flag are displayed as required.

4.4.3 Supplementary Regulations and Entry Forms

4.4.3.1 MA will publish Supplementary Regulations and entry forms on www.ma.org.au for entrants to download.
4.4.3.2 Supplementary Regulations and entry forms for:

  1. Series Championships may only be accessed from the MA website or the Promoter,
  2. Stand-alone Championships may be accessed from the MA website, the host State Controlling Body or the Promoter.

4.4.4 Protest Fees, Licence Declaration Fees and Fines

4.4.4.1 Protest fees, licence declaration fees and fines are to be collected by the Steward and paid to MA.

4.4.5 Venues

4.4.5.1 Venues will be licensed by:

  1. MNSW in the case of all NSW venues;
  2. MA – Road Racing venues;
  3. Stewards / Race Director – temporary Supercross venues.
  4. State Controlling Bodies – all other venues; and
  5. FIM – World Championships.

4.4.6 The Allocation of Australian Championships which do not form a Series

4.4.6.1 Promoters may make application to MA to host championships, with a copy of the application sent to the relevant State Controlling Body.
4.4.6.2 The protocols for Australian Championships are detailed in this Chapter.
4.4.6.3 In considering applications, MA may have regard to any one or more of the following considerations:

  1. The likely level of media exposure of, and public support for, the event,
  2. The level of support for the discipline by the relevant State Controlling Body,
  3. The regularity and frequency with which State championships in the discipline in the area of the relevant State Controlling Body,
  4. The financial resources of the Promoter and of any proposed Promoter of the event,
  5. The quality of any proposed venue,
  6. The provision of access to any proposed venue, and accommodation, for spectators.
  7. The availability of quality officials,
  8. The previous record of the Promoter in conducting Australian championships,
  9. Such other considerations, as MA considers relevant.
4.4.6.4 MA may refuse the application or may grant the same and may impose such conditions as it considers are necessary and reasonable for the fair, safe and effective conduct of the event. Within one month of receipt of written notification of the issue of the grant, the State Controlling Body must pay the prescribed permit fee to MA.
4.4.6.5 In the event of a Promoter to which an Australian Championship has been granted failing to pay the permit fee or to conduct the event in accordance with the grant:

  1. The performance bond will be forfeited and may be applied by MA in reduction of the permit fee payable by any other Promoter to whom the conduct of the event is granted,
  2. MA may offer the event to another Promoter.

4.4.7 The Allocation of Australian Championships Forming a Series

4.4.7.1 Promoters in each State may apply to MA to host a round of the relevant Championship.

4.4.7 Promotion of Australian Championships

4.4.7.1 Programs for Australian Championships must:

  1. Indicate on the front cover the nature of the event,
  2. Give visual prominence to title events over support events.
4.4.7.2 At all Australian Championships:

  1. An MA flag and banner must be on display at the start or finish line at the event,
  2. Competitors must place an MA supplied logo on the front number plate of their machines.
4.4.7.3 The MA logo must be displayed following the logo use style-guide issued by MA:

  1. On all publications relating to the event,
  2. On the front cover of the event program.

4.4.8 Listing of Australian Championships in State Calendars

4.4.8.1 The event calendar of a State Controlling Body hosting one or more Australian Championships in any year:

  1. Must list each Australian Championship being hosted by that State Controlling Body in that year,
  2. Must be sent to MA and all other State Controlling Bodies by no later than 31st October of the preceding year.

4.4.7 Promotion of Australian Championships

4.4.7.1 Programs for Australian Championships must:

  1. Indicate on the front cover the nature of the event,
  2. Give visual prominence to title events over support events.
4.4.7.2 At all Australian Championships:

  1. An MA flag and banner must be on display at the start or finish line at the event,
  2. Competitors must place an MA supplied logo on the front number plate of their machines.
4.4.7.3 The MA logo must be displayed following the logo use style-guide issued by MA:

  1. On all publications relating to the event,
  2. On the front cover of the event program.

4.4.8 Listing of Australian Championships in State Calendars

4.4.8.1 The event calendar of a State Controlling Body hosting one or more Australian Championships in any year:

  1. Must list each Australian Championship being hosted by that State Controlling Body in that year,
  2. Must be sent to MA and all other State Controlling Bodies by no later than 31st October of the preceding year.