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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 14 C: COMPETITION RULES


14.5 GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

14.5.0.1 No person may participate in any competition, other than an Australian Championship, unless and until that person’s clothing and machine have been examined and approved by the Scrutineer for that competition.
14.5.0.2 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
14.5.0.3 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.
14.5.0.4 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.
14.5.0.5 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.

14.6 RIDER ELIGIBILITY

14.6.0.1 Competitors are eligible to enter:

  1. The capacity and era class as shown in the machine’s logbook and,
  2. The next capacity class in that era.
  3. Period 3 500 machines are not allowed to compete in the Formula 700 class.

In cases where classes are combined to be run concurrently in the same race, points shall only be awarded for the class for which the machine holds an eligible log-book.

14.6.1 Log Books

14.6.1.1 Log books are mandatory for Historic Road Racing competitions.
14.6.1.2 Issuing of a log book is regarded as acceptance by MA of proof of eligibility of modifications as presented. This does not remove the rights of challenge or protest.
14.6.1.3 Log books must:

  1. Be produced by the entrant at scrutineering,
  2. Be available for presentation at any other time during the race meeting,
  3. Contain provision for scrutineers to record any alterations or changes to machine.
  4. Changes to major components must be approved by the Historic Road Race Commission. Eligibility Scrutineers are only permitted to record minor component changes.
14.6.1.4 International Competitors

  1. Bona fide international competitors riding machines from countries other than Australia may compete without a log book providing prior approval is granted by MA,
  2. Overseas competitors’ machines must comply with either their own competition rules or those of Australia, and not be a combination of both to gain a competitive advantage.
14.6.1.5 With the exception of machines covered by GCR 14.6.1.3, machines that do not hold a log book cannot compete.
14.6.1.6 Log book application forms are available from MA, the MA website www.ma.org.au.
14.6.1.7 To assist in the issuing of a logbook upon completion of the machine, before commencing the building of a machine that consists primarily of replicated parts, plans and specifications must be submitted to MA for interim approval. Application forms for this purpose are available from www.ma.org.au.

14.7 GENERAL RULES

14.7.1 Homologation

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

14.7.2 Helmet Cameras

14.7.2.1 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.

14.7.3 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

14.8 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

14.8.0.1 No competitor may practice, start or compete in any Historic Road Racing competition unless wearing the following protective equipment and clothing.

14.8.1 Helmet

14.8.1.1 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:

14.8.2 Approval labels for helmets

14.8.2.1 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

14.8.3 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
14.8.3.1 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]

14.8.4 Clothing

14.8.4.1 A one-piece suit or jacket and trousers constructed of leather or other material of similar or greater durability.

  1. Where jackets or one-piece suits are fitted with front opening slide fasteners, a safety strap must be fitted and secured at the neck,
  2. In the case of a jacket and trousers, provision must be made to attach the rear of the jacket securely to the trousers,
  3. The following areas must be padded with at least a double layer of leather or enclosed plastic foam at least 8mm thick:
    1. Shoulders,
    2. Elbows,
    3. Both sides of torso and hip joint, and
    4. Knees.
14.8.4.2 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 except where suits are fitted with integral back protection.

14.8.5 Footwear

14.8.5.1 Boots with ankle and calf protection which must:

  1. Be constructed of leather or other material of similar or greater durability but not constructed of rubber,
  2. At least overlap the suit or trousers when the rider is in the normal riding position,
  3. Not have soft leather soles.
14.8.5.2 Sidecar rider and passengers may wear ankle length boots.

14.8.6 Gloves

14.8.6.1 Gloves of leather or other material of similar or greater durability.
14.8.6.2 Gloves need not be worn by passengers on sidecars.

14.8.7 Goggles and Visors

14.8.7.1 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 that cause visual disturbance are not to be used,
  3. Visors are an integral part of the helmet,
  4. Metal or Perspex face shields are not used,
  5. Eye shades or peaks are of a flexible material.

14.8.8 Hair and Jewellery

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

14.8.9 Footwear in pits

14.8.9.1 Closed footwear must be worn in the pit lane at all times.

14.9 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

14.9.1 Number Plates

14.9.1.1 For all competitions three number plates must be fitted – one at the front and one on each side.
14.9.1.2 Number plates must:

  1. Be produced to a matt finish,
  2. Where they are not an integral part of the machine or streamlining and are under 1.6mm in thickness, have rolled or wired edges,
  3. In the case of rectangular plates, have the corners formed to a 38mm radius,
  4. In the case of bolt-on number plates, be made from a rigid material with minimum dimensions of 235mm height and 285mm width; and
  5. In the case of sidecars, be positioned so that they are visible from the front and each side of the sidecar.
14.9.1.3 Front number plates must have figures that are clearly visible at a distance of 20 metres and a solid border 10mm wide.
14.9.1.4 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.
14.9.1.5 Number backgrounds on side number plates may be an integral part of the rear seat section or fairing.
14.9.1.6 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.

14.9.2 Number Plate Colours

14.9.2.1 Colours must be as follows:

CAPACITY or CLASS

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Up to 125cc Black White
126cc to 250cc Dark Green White
251cc to 350cc Mid Blue White
351cc to 500cc Canary Yellow Black
501cc to 750cc White Black
751cc and over Mail Box Red White
Up to 500cc Sidecar Canary Yellow Black
Over 500cc Sidecar White Black
14.9.2.2 Additional colour combinations may be used, at the discretion of the relevant controlling body.

14.9.3 Number Plate Figures

14.9.3.1 Log booked Historic road race machines the font style is free; however, the onus for legibility rests with the entrant.
14.9.3.2 Figures must be clearly legible, the minimum dimensions being:

DIMENSION

MEASUREMENT (mm)

Height 140
Width of each figure 75
Space between figures 25
Space between figures and edge of plate 12
14.9.3.3 Advertising is permitted on all machines, but must be at least 25mm clear of the number plate background and the rider’s name by either a gap or a contrasting colour strip.

14.10 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS: GENERAL

14.10.1 Flags and signals

14.10.1.1 The minimum dimensions of all flags must be 500mm x 500mm.
14.10.1.2 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 blackboard with rider’s number Competitor with number indicated on blackboard 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 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 waved 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
14.10.1.3 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
14.10.1.4 The National flag signifying the start of an event may be replaced by a light signal.

14.10.2 Measurement of Engines

14.10.3 Measurement at Meetings

14.10.3.1 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.
14.10.3.2 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.
14.10.3.3 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.

14.10.4 Measurement: Australian and State Championship Events

14.10.4.1 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.

14.10.5 Starts and Finishes

14.10.6 Starts

14.10.6.1 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.
14.10.6.2 The method of starting will be as prescribed by supplementary regulations.
14.10.6.3 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.

14.10.7 Finishes

14.10.7.1 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 14.10.7.1 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.

14.10.8 Stopping Events

14.10.8.1 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.
14.10.8.2 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, could not continue in the event.

14.10.9 Stopping and Re-Running Events

14.10.9.1 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, may declare the event void and order a re-run.
14.10.9.2 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
  2. Having regard to any advancement in placing following the exclusion, in some other place.
14.10.9.3 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.
14.10.9.4 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.
14.10.9.5 If the race is interupted 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

14.10.10 Change of Machine During a Competition

14.10.10.1 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.

14.10.11 Radio communication

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

14.10.12 Scoring

14.10.12.1 The results for each competitor in each event will be determined by the allocation to that competitor of points in accordance with the following table:

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

1 25 11 10
2 20 12 9
3 18 13 8
4 17 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
14.10.12.2 If a tie on points occurs for any position in an event which is conducted over more than one (1) race, the tying competitor who has the higher finishing position in the final race of the event will be awarded the position.
14.10.12.3 If a tie on points occurs for any position in a Series, the tying competitor who has the greatest number of higher placing’s in the Series will be awarded the position.
14.10.12.4 An alternative points scoring system may be approved for an MA series event.
14.10.12.5 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.
14.10.12.6 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.

14.11 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS:
AUSTRALIAN HISTORIC ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP

14.11.0.1 The minimum number of entries to constitute a class for an Australian Historic Road Race Championship is:

  1. Ten or more bona fide entries for all solo classes.
  2. Six or more bona fide entries for sidecar classes.
14.11.0.2 A bona fide entry is defined as a full entry received quoting:

  1. A current MA National or National one-event licence for the rider,
  2. An MA Historic Logbook number for the machine entered,
  3. Current contact details for the entrant,
  4. An entry fee paid, and
  5. The entry not withdrawn prior to the commencement of the race meeting.

14.11.1 Australian Champions: All capacity classes

The current Australian Championship title holding rider in every Historic Road Race Championship class is entitled to the number one (1) number plate for use in the capacity class for which the title is held.
If the current champion in the respective Australian Championship class is not entered, or declines to use the number one (1) plate, the plate shall not be used by another competitor in that class.

14.11.2 Format

14.11.2.1 The Australian Historic Road Race Championship will be conducted as a single meeting at a venue selected by the Historic Road Race Commission.
14.11.2.2 The Australian Championship shall consist of no more than three races per period per class.
14.11.2.3 Race distances will be determined by the Historic Road Race Commission, in consultation with the Promoter.

14.11.3 Log Books

14.11.3.1 Machines entered in the Australian Historic Road Race Championships must have a log book issued by MA, or be covered by GCR 14.6.6.3.
14.11.3.2 Log book application forms are available on www.ma.org.au. or from State Controlling Bodies.
14.11.3.3 Log book applications may not be processed if lodged within six weeks of the Championship.

SECTION 14 C: COMPETITION RULES


14.5 GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

14.5.0.1 No person may participate in any competition, other than an Australian Championship, unless and until that person’s clothing and machine have been examined and approved by the Scrutineer for that competition.
14.5.0.2 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
14.5.0.3 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.
14.5.0.4 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.
14.5.0.5 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.

14.6 RIDER ELIGIBILITY

14.6.0.1 Competitors are eligible to enter:

  1. The capacity and era class as shown in the machine’s logbook and,
  2. The next capacity class in that era.
  3. Period 3 500 machines are not allowed to compete in the Formula 700 class.

In cases where classes are combined to be run concurrently in the same race, points shall only be awarded for the class for which the machine holds an eligible log-book.

14.6.1 Log Books

14.6.1.1 Log books are mandatory for Historic Road Racing competitions.
14.6.1.2 Issuing of a log book is regarded as acceptance by MA of proof of eligibility of modifications as presented. This does not remove the rights of challenge or protest.
14.6.1.3 Log books must:

  1. Be produced by the entrant at scrutineering,
  2. Be available for presentation at any other time during the race meeting,
  3. Contain provision for scrutineers to record any alterations or changes to machine.
  4. Changes to major components must be approved by the Historic Road Race Commission. Eligibility Scrutineers are only permitted to record minor component changes.
14.6.1.4 International Competitors

  1. Bona fide international competitors riding machines from countries other than Australia may compete without a log book providing prior approval is granted by MA,
  2. Overseas competitors’ machines must comply with either their own competition rules or those of Australia, and not be a combination of both to gain a competitive advantage.
14.6.1.5 With the exception of machines covered by GCR 14.6.1.3, machines that do not hold a log book cannot compete.
14.6.1.6 Log book application forms are available from MA, the MA website www.ma.org.au.
14.6.1.7 To assist in the issuing of a logbook upon completion of the machine, before commencing the building of a machine that consists primarily of replicated parts, plans and specifications must be submitted to MA for interim approval. Application forms for this purpose are available from www.ma.org.au.

14.7 GENERAL RULES

14.7.1 Homologation

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

14.7.2 Helmet Cameras

14.7.2.1 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.

14.7.3 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

14.8 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

14.8.0.1 No competitor may practice, start or compete in any Historic Road Racing competition unless wearing the following protective equipment and clothing.

14.8.1 Helmet

14.8.1.1 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:

14.8.2 Approval labels for helmets

14.8.2.1 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

14.8.3 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
14.8.3.1 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]

14.8.4 Clothing

14.8.4.1 A one-piece suit or jacket and trousers constructed of leather or other material of similar or greater durability.

  1. Where jackets or one-piece suits are fitted with front opening slide fasteners, a safety strap must be fitted and secured at the neck,
  2. In the case of a jacket and trousers, provision must be made to attach the rear of the jacket securely to the trousers,
  3. The following areas must be padded with at least a double layer of leather or enclosed plastic foam at least 8mm thick:
    1. Shoulders,
    2. Elbows,
    3. Both sides of torso and hip joint, and
    4. Knees.
14.8.4.2 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 except where suits are fitted with integral back protection.

14.8.5 Footwear

14.8.5.1 Boots with ankle and calf protection which must:

  1. Be constructed of leather or other material of similar or greater durability but not constructed of rubber,
  2. At least overlap the suit or trousers when the rider is in the normal riding position,
  3. Not have soft leather soles.
14.8.5.2 Sidecar rider and passengers may wear ankle length boots.

14.8.6 Gloves

14.8.6.1 Gloves of leather or other material of similar or greater durability.
14.8.6.2 Gloves need not be worn by passengers on sidecars.

14.8.7 Goggles and Visors

14.8.7.1 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 that cause visual disturbance are not to be used,
  3. Visors are an integral part of the helmet,
  4. Metal or Perspex face shields are not used,
  5. Eye shades or peaks are of a flexible material.

14.8.8 Hair and Jewellery

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

14.8.9 Footwear in pits

14.8.9.1 Closed footwear must be worn in the pit lane at all times.

14.9 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

14.9.1 Number Plates

14.9.1.1 For all competitions three number plates must be fitted – one at the front and one on each side.
14.9.1.2 Number plates must:

  1. Be produced to a matt finish,
  2. Where they are not an integral part of the machine or streamlining and are under 1.6mm in thickness, have rolled or wired edges,
  3. In the case of rectangular plates, have the corners formed to a 38mm radius,
  4. In the case of bolt-on number plates, be made from a rigid material with minimum dimensions of 235mm height and 285mm width; and
  5. In the case of sidecars, be positioned so that they are visible from the front and each side of the sidecar.
14.9.1.3 Front number plates must have figures that are clearly visible at a distance of 20 metres and a solid border 10mm wide.
14.9.1.4 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.
14.9.1.5 Number backgrounds on side number plates may be an integral part of the rear seat section or fairing.
14.9.1.6 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.

14.9.2 Number Plate Colours

14.9.2.1 Colours must be as follows:

CAPACITY or CLASS

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Up to 125cc Black White
126cc to 250cc Dark Green White
251cc to 350cc Mid Blue White
351cc to 500cc Canary Yellow Black
501cc to 750cc White Black
751cc and over Mail Box Red White
Up to 500cc Sidecar Canary Yellow Black
Over 500cc Sidecar White Black
14.9.2.2 Additional colour combinations may be used, at the discretion of the relevant controlling body.

14.9.3 Number Plate Figures

14.9.3.1 Log booked Historic road race machines the font style is free; however, the onus for legibility rests with the entrant.
14.9.3.2 Figures must be clearly legible, the minimum dimensions being:

DIMENSION

MEASUREMENT (mm)

Height 140
Width of each figure 75
Space between figures 25
Space between figures and edge of plate 12
14.9.3.3 Advertising is permitted on all machines, but must be at least 25mm clear of the number plate background and the rider’s name by either a gap or a contrasting colour strip.

14.10 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS: GENERAL

14.10.1 Flags and signals

14.10.1.1 The minimum dimensions of all flags must be 500mm x 500mm.
14.10.1.2 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 blackboard with rider’s number Competitor with number indicated on blackboard 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 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 waved 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
14.10.1.3 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
14.10.1.4 The National flag signifying the start of an event may be replaced by a light signal.

14.10.2 Measurement of Engines

14.10.3 Measurement at Meetings

14.10.3.1 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.
14.10.3.2 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.
14.10.3.3 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.

14.10.4 Measurement: Australian and State Championship Events

14.10.4.1 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.

14.10.5 Starts and Finishes

14.10.6 Starts

14.10.6.1 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.
14.10.6.2 The method of starting will be as prescribed by supplementary regulations.
14.10.6.3 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.

14.10.7 Finishes

14.10.7.1 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 14.10.7.1 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.

14.10.8 Stopping Events

14.10.8.1 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.
14.10.8.2 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, could not continue in the event.

14.10.9 Stopping and Re-Running Events

14.10.9.1 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, may declare the event void and order a re-run.
14.10.9.2 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
  2. Having regard to any advancement in placing following the exclusion, in some other place.
14.10.9.3 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.
14.10.9.4 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.
14.10.9.5 If the race is interupted 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

14.10.10 Change of Machine During a Competition

14.10.10.1 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.

14.10.11 Radio communication

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

14.10.12 Scoring

14.10.12.1 The results for each competitor in each event will be determined by the allocation to that competitor of points in accordance with the following table:

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

1 25 11 10
2 20 12 9
3 18 13 8
4 17 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
14.10.12.2 If a tie on points occurs for any position in an event which is conducted over more than one (1) race, the tying competitor who has the higher finishing position in the final race of the event will be awarded the position.
14.10.12.3 If a tie on points occurs for any position in a Series, the tying competitor who has the greatest number of higher placing’s in the Series will be awarded the position.
14.10.12.4 An alternative points scoring system may be approved for an MA series event.
14.10.12.5 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.
14.10.12.6 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.

14.11 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS:
AUSTRALIAN HISTORIC ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP

14.11.0.1 The minimum number of entries to constitute a class for an Australian Historic Road Race Championship is:

  1. Ten or more bona fide entries for all solo classes.
  2. Six or more bona fide entries for sidecar classes.
14.11.0.2 A bona fide entry is defined as a full entry received quoting:

  1. A current MA National or National one-event licence for the rider,
  2. An MA Historic Logbook number for the machine entered,
  3. Current contact details for the entrant,
  4. An entry fee paid, and
  5. The entry not withdrawn prior to the commencement of the race meeting.

14.11.1 Australian Champions: All capacity classes

The current Australian Championship title holding rider in every Historic Road Race Championship class is entitled to the number one (1) number plate for use in the capacity class for which the title is held.
If the current champion in the respective Australian Championship class is not entered, or declines to use the number one (1) plate, the plate shall not be used by another competitor in that class.

14.11.2 Format

14.11.2.1 The Australian Historic Road Race Championship will be conducted as a single meeting at a venue selected by the Historic Road Race Commission.
14.11.2.2 The Australian Championship shall consist of no more than three races per period per class.
14.11.2.3 Race distances will be determined by the Historic Road Race Commission, in consultation with the Promoter.

14.11.3 Log Books

14.11.3.1 Machines entered in the Australian Historic Road Race Championships must have a log book issued by MA, or be covered by GCR 14.6.6.3.
14.11.3.2 Log book application forms are available on www.ma.org.au. or from State Controlling Bodies.
14.11.3.3 Log book applications may not be processed if lodged within six weeks of the Championship.