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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 24B: COMPETITION RULES


24.3 RIDER GRADING

24.3.0.1 Senior competitors can only compete in the Senior Combined class.
24.3.0.2 The Junior Big Wheel class A grade shall be the premier grade and shall compete in the final event of the meeting unless directed otherwise by the Clerk of the Course.
24.3.0.3 Competitors will be graded within the following classes:

  1. 50cc demo
  2. 50cc auto
  3. Mini Wheel
  4. 65cc
  5. 85cc 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke Small Wheel
  6. Junior Big Wheel 85cc/100cc 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke
  7. Senior Combined 85cc/100cc 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke Small Wheel and Big Wheel.
Classes (a) and (g) will not be graded. All other competitors will commence in C grade of the relevant class.
24.3.0.4 Grading of competitors is utilised instead of grouping. Age differences of more than 4 years is acceptable.
24.3.0.5 A competitor may be instructed to move up a grade temporarily by the State Controlling Body Grading Officer in the case of an interclub or championship meeting, or by the club Grading Officer for a closed to club meeting to ensure each grade has the required number of starters. Such temporary grading changes shall be effective for only that meeting. Points earned during temporary grading changes shall be accredited to the competitor’s accumulated tally for the competitor’s official grade and shall be 17 points for second place and 12 points for third place. The minimum number of riders to constitute a grade shall be four.
24.3.0.6 Grading books will be available on all competition days.
24.3.0.7 After each Interclub or Championship meeting competitors will be upgraded within the competitors class as follows:

  1. Riders who place 1st or 2nd overall in C grade will be upgraded to B grade within that class,
  2. Riders who place 1st overall in B grade will be up graded to A grade within that class,
  3. Riders who place 3rd overall in C grade or B grade will receive 9 grading points,
  4. Riders who place 2nd overall in B grade will receive 12 grading points,
  5. Once a rider accumulates 21 grading points they will be moved up one grade within that class. Once upgraded they will commence in the new grade with 0 grading points.
24.3.0.8 When a rider goes from Mini Wheel to a 65cc the rider will drop one grade and if a rider goes from Mini Wheel to any Junior 85cc 2-stroke or 85/100cc 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke the rider will commence in C grade. Any 65cc rider going to Mini Wheel class must ride at the equivalent grade.
24.3.0.9 When a rider who has ridden in the 85 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke Small Wheel class goes to Junior Big Wheel 85/100cc 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke class, they must ride at the equivalent grade.
24.3.0.10 When a rider who has ridden in any 50cc class goes up to any other class the rider will commence the new class in C grade.
24.3.0.11 When a rider goes from the 65cc class to any 85/100cc 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke class the rider will drop one grade.

24.4 GENERAL RULES

24.4.1 Helmet Cameras

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

24.5 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

24.5.0.1 No competitor may practice, start or compete in any Minikhana competition unless wearing the following protective equipment and clothing:

24.5.1 Helmet (see Appendix B: Helmet Fitting Guide)

24.5.1.1 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

24.5.2 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
24.5.2.1 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]

24.5.3 Clothing

24.5.3.1 Trousers of leather or a non-combustible synthetic material.
24.5.3.2 A long sleeved shirt or jersey which must be:

  1. Made of close knit fabric of natural or synthetic fibre,
  2. Must be a snug fit and provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms.
24.5.3.3 For Minicross, mini Enduro and Reliability events commercially manufactured body armour must be worn.

24.5.4 Footwear

24.5.4.1 Boots which must be:

  1. Constructed of leather, plastic or other similarly durable material, and
  2. 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.

24.5.5 Footwear in Pits

24.5.5.1 Closed footwear must be worn in the pit area or any competition area at all times.

24.5.6 Gloves

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

24.5.7 Goggles and Visors

24.5.7.1 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.

24.5.8 Hair and Jewellery

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

24.6 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

24.6.1 Rider Identification

24.6.1.1 All competitors must wear an approved riding vest or jersey with club and rider number identification as an outer garment.

24.6.2 Minikhana Number Plates

24.6.2.1 The background and figure colour on the front and side number plates (the size of which will be as per manufacturer’s specification) for each grade within a class, except for the Senior Combined and Demonstration class, will be as follows:

CLASS/GRADE

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

A Grade Yellow Black
B Grade Red White
C Grade White Black
24.6.2.2 For the Senior Combined class and Demonstration class, the colours will be as follows:

CLASS

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Demonstration Green White
Senior Combined Black White

24.7 MINIKHANA PROTOCOLS

24.7.0.1 A machine may only be ridden by one rider during a meeting and may not be substituted for another.
24.7.0.2 Placings can only be achieved by the correct completion of an event.

24.7.1 Scoring

24.7.1.1 For Open, Interclub or Championship meetings, points will be awarded as listed below:

  1. Club, the club amassing the highest score using the table below will be the winning club;
  2. Club points are allocated to the club for which the rider nominates when entering the meeting. The points are only allocated for finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd overall in a grade for that particular meeting,
  3. Individual, the competitors amassing the highest point score in each grade shall be the winner of that grade for that particular meeting.
  4. Individual points set out in the table below are allocated to a competitor for finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an individual event.

PLACING

CLUB POINTS

INDIVIDUAL POINTS

1st 3 points 17 points
2nd 2 points 12 points
3rd 1 point 9 points
24.7.1.2 For other than Trials, ties for 1st or 2nd will be resolved by a run-off between the tied competitors. Trials will be resolved by a count back. Competitors tied for 3rd will each be awarded 3rd place.
24.7.1.3 For all other events the method of scoring will be as prescribed in supplementary regulations.

24.7.2 Starting Procedure

24.7.2.1 All starts shall be from the right hand end of the Start/Finish line facing towards the course.
24.7.2.2 All starts shall be flag starts.
24.7.2.3 Minicross starts may be by mechanical means.
24.7.2.4 Footing areas shall be on the start/finish line side of marker 1 and on the opposite side for all other markers.
24.7.2.5 Unless otherwise stated, only the left foot may be used when footing permitted.
24.7.2.6 Start and finish of an event is deemed to be when:

  1. The front axle crosses the start line, and
  2. The front axle crosses the finish line.
24.7.2.7 Competitors are to stop competing and remain stationary when shown the black flag except in the case of Minicross where the competitor must stop competing and return to the starting area in a safe manner following the direction of the track. The marshal will display the black flag until acknowledged by the event controller.
24.7.2.8 Competitors must be informed of faults when reported by either the flag marshal or an official at the time the fault occurs if the competitor indicates to the flag marshal or Official that they are uncertain of what fault(s) has occurred.
24.7.2.9 A minimum of four lanes will be available per each event area. Competitors are to draw for lanes.
24.7.2.10 The number of heats will be maximised to ensure maximum amount of competitors compete in the final while not unduly increase the total number of heats.
24.7.2.11 Use the following table to calculate numbers of riders in heats.

Total number of Riders

NUMBER IN HEATS

4 +4
5 +3 +2
6 +2 +2 +2
7 +3 +2 +2
8 +2 +2 +2 +2
9 +3 +2 +2 +2
10 +3 +3 +2 +2
11 +3 +3 +3 +2
12 +3 +3 +3 +3
13 +4 +3 +3 +3
14 +4 +4 +3 +3
15 +4 +4 +4 +3
16 +4 +4 +4 +4
17 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
18 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
19 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
20 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3
21 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3
22 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3
23 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3
24 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4
25 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
26 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
27 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
28 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3
29 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3
30 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3
31 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3
32 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4
33 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3
34 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3
35 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3
36 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4
37 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3
38 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3
39 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3
40 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4
24.7.2.12 The official of the event shall advise each competitor of successful completion of the course.
24.7.2.13 Competitors must complete the course to win the event:

  1. If all competitors in a final fault, one re-run must occur and if the re-run is unsuccessfully completed the last competitor to fault shall be declared the winner,
  2. If there are insufficient competitors for more than one heat then the heat will be deemed to be the final. There will be no re-runs if all riders fault. Only riders successfully completing the course can place in the event. Riders must complete the course to gain a place.

24.7.3 Fault

24.7.3.1 Fault, as defined by elimination faults for each event:

  1. Competitors making more than two false starts in an event shall be eliminated,
  2. Only successful completion of an event will allow competitors to progress to the next round,
  3. Allowing front axle to cross into the footing area of a marker already completed will be deemed to have not followed the course procedure,
  4. Only competitors having been equally placed in their heat/semi-finals may compete against each other in a final. (that is, 1st v 1st, 2nd v 2nd and so on).

24.8 FLAGS AND SIGNALS

24.8.0.1 The minimum dimensions of all flags must be 500mm x 500mm.
24.8.0.2 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
Purple Flag Protest flag for all junior competitors
Black and white chequered flag waved Finish of Race, Practice session or Qualifying
24.8.0.3 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
24.8.0.4 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

24.8.1 Flags and Signals

24.8.1.1 Competitors who do not obey flag signals will be excluded from the event.

SECTION 24B: COMPETITION RULES


24.3 RIDER GRADING

24.3.0.1 Senior competitors can only compete in the Senior Combined class.
24.3.0.2 The Junior Big Wheel class A grade shall be the premier grade and shall compete in the final event of the meeting unless directed otherwise by the Clerk of the Course.
24.3.0.3 Competitors will be graded within the following classes:

  1. 50cc demo
  2. 50cc auto
  3. Mini Wheel
  4. 65cc
  5. 85cc 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke Small Wheel
  6. Junior Big Wheel 85cc/100cc 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke
  7. Senior Combined 85cc/100cc 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke Small Wheel and Big Wheel.
Classes (a) and (g) will not be graded. All other competitors will commence in C grade of the relevant class.
24.3.0.4 Grading of competitors is utilised instead of grouping. Age differences of more than 4 years is acceptable.
24.3.0.5 A competitor may be instructed to move up a grade temporarily by the State Controlling Body Grading Officer in the case of an interclub or championship meeting, or by the club Grading Officer for a closed to club meeting to ensure each grade has the required number of starters. Such temporary grading changes shall be effective for only that meeting. Points earned during temporary grading changes shall be accredited to the competitor’s accumulated tally for the competitor’s official grade and shall be 17 points for second place and 12 points for third place. The minimum number of riders to constitute a grade shall be four.
24.3.0.6 Grading books will be available on all competition days.
24.3.0.7 After each Interclub or Championship meeting competitors will be upgraded within the competitors class as follows:

  1. Riders who place 1st or 2nd overall in C grade will be upgraded to B grade within that class,
  2. Riders who place 1st overall in B grade will be up graded to A grade within that class,
  3. Riders who place 3rd overall in C grade or B grade will receive 9 grading points,
  4. Riders who place 2nd overall in B grade will receive 12 grading points,
  5. Once a rider accumulates 21 grading points they will be moved up one grade within that class. Once upgraded they will commence in the new grade with 0 grading points.
24.3.0.8 When a rider goes from Mini Wheel to a 65cc the rider will drop one grade and if a rider goes from Mini Wheel to any Junior 85cc 2-stroke or 85/100cc 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke the rider will commence in C grade. Any 65cc rider going to Mini Wheel class must ride at the equivalent grade.
24.3.0.9 When a rider who has ridden in the 85 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke Small Wheel class goes to Junior Big Wheel 85/100cc 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke class, they must ride at the equivalent grade.
24.3.0.10 When a rider who has ridden in any 50cc class goes up to any other class the rider will commence the new class in C grade.
24.3.0.11 When a rider goes from the 65cc class to any 85/100cc 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke class the rider will drop one grade.

24.4 GENERAL RULES

24.4.1 Helmet Cameras

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

24.5 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

24.5.0.1 No competitor may practice, start or compete in any Minikhana competition unless wearing the following protective equipment and clothing:

24.5.1 Helmet (see Appendix B: Helmet Fitting Guide)

24.5.1.1 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

24.5.2 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
24.5.2.1 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]

24.5.3 Clothing

24.5.3.1 Trousers of leather or a non-combustible synthetic material.
24.5.3.2 A long sleeved shirt or jersey which must be:

  1. Made of close knit fabric of natural or synthetic fibre,
  2. Must be a snug fit and provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms.
24.5.3.3 For Minicross, mini Enduro and Reliability events commercially manufactured body armour must be worn.

24.5.4 Footwear

24.5.4.1 Boots which must be:

  1. Constructed of leather, plastic or other similarly durable material, and
  2. 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.

24.5.5 Footwear in Pits

24.5.5.1 Closed footwear must be worn in the pit area or any competition area at all times.

24.5.6 Gloves

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

24.5.7 Goggles and Visors

24.5.7.1 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.

24.5.8 Hair and Jewellery

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

24.6 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

24.6.1 Rider Identification

24.6.1.1 All competitors must wear an approved riding vest or jersey with club and rider number identification as an outer garment.

24.6.2 Minikhana Number Plates

24.6.2.1 The background and figure colour on the front and side number plates (the size of which will be as per manufacturer’s specification) for each grade within a class, except for the Senior Combined and Demonstration class, will be as follows:

CLASS/GRADE

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

A Grade Yellow Black
B Grade Red White
C Grade White Black
24.6.2.2 For the Senior Combined class and Demonstration class, the colours will be as follows:

CLASS

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Demonstration Green White
Senior Combined Black White

24.7 MINIKHANA PROTOCOLS

24.7.0.1 A machine may only be ridden by one rider during a meeting and may not be substituted for another.
24.7.0.2 Placings can only be achieved by the correct completion of an event.

24.7.1 Scoring

24.7.1.1 For Open, Interclub or Championship meetings, points will be awarded as listed below:

  1. Club, the club amassing the highest score using the table below will be the winning club;
  2. Club points are allocated to the club for which the rider nominates when entering the meeting. The points are only allocated for finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd overall in a grade for that particular meeting,
  3. Individual, the competitors amassing the highest point score in each grade shall be the winner of that grade for that particular meeting.
  4. Individual points set out in the table below are allocated to a competitor for finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an individual event.

PLACING

CLUB POINTS

INDIVIDUAL POINTS

1st 3 points 17 points
2nd 2 points 12 points
3rd 1 point 9 points
24.7.1.2 For other than Trials, ties for 1st or 2nd will be resolved by a run-off between the tied competitors. Trials will be resolved by a count back. Competitors tied for 3rd will each be awarded 3rd place.
24.7.1.3 For all other events the method of scoring will be as prescribed in supplementary regulations.

24.7.2 Starting Procedure

24.7.2.1 All starts shall be from the right hand end of the Start/Finish line facing towards the course.
24.7.2.2 All starts shall be flag starts.
24.7.2.3 Minicross starts may be by mechanical means.
24.7.2.4 Footing areas shall be on the start/finish line side of marker 1 and on the opposite side for all other markers.
24.7.2.5 Unless otherwise stated, only the left foot may be used when footing permitted.
24.7.2.6 Start and finish of an event is deemed to be when:

  1. The front axle crosses the start line, and
  2. The front axle crosses the finish line.
24.7.2.7 Competitors are to stop competing and remain stationary when shown the black flag except in the case of Minicross where the competitor must stop competing and return to the starting area in a safe manner following the direction of the track. The marshal will display the black flag until acknowledged by the event controller.
24.7.2.8 Competitors must be informed of faults when reported by either the flag marshal or an official at the time the fault occurs if the competitor indicates to the flag marshal or Official that they are uncertain of what fault(s) has occurred.
24.7.2.9 A minimum of four lanes will be available per each event area. Competitors are to draw for lanes.
24.7.2.10 The number of heats will be maximised to ensure maximum amount of competitors compete in the final while not unduly increase the total number of heats.
24.7.2.11 Use the following table to calculate numbers of riders in heats.

Total number of Riders

NUMBER IN HEATS

4 +4
5 +3 +2
6 +2 +2 +2
7 +3 +2 +2
8 +2 +2 +2 +2
9 +3 +2 +2 +2
10 +3 +3 +2 +2
11 +3 +3 +3 +2
12 +3 +3 +3 +3
13 +4 +3 +3 +3
14 +4 +4 +3 +3
15 +4 +4 +4 +3
16 +4 +4 +4 +4
17 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
18 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
19 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
20 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3
21 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3
22 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3
23 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3
24 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4
25 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
26 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
27 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3
28 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3
29 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3
30 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3
31 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3
32 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4
33 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3
34 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3
35 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3
36 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4
37 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3 +3
38 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3
39 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +3
40 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4
24.7.2.12 The official of the event shall advise each competitor of successful completion of the course.
24.7.2.13 Competitors must complete the course to win the event:

  1. If all competitors in a final fault, one re-run must occur and if the re-run is unsuccessfully completed the last competitor to fault shall be declared the winner,
  2. If there are insufficient competitors for more than one heat then the heat will be deemed to be the final. There will be no re-runs if all riders fault. Only riders successfully completing the course can place in the event. Riders must complete the course to gain a place.

24.7.3 Fault

24.7.3.1 Fault, as defined by elimination faults for each event:

  1. Competitors making more than two false starts in an event shall be eliminated,
  2. Only successful completion of an event will allow competitors to progress to the next round,
  3. Allowing front axle to cross into the footing area of a marker already completed will be deemed to have not followed the course procedure,
  4. Only competitors having been equally placed in their heat/semi-finals may compete against each other in a final. (that is, 1st v 1st, 2nd v 2nd and so on).

24.8 FLAGS AND SIGNALS

24.8.0.1 The minimum dimensions of all flags must be 500mm x 500mm.
24.8.0.2 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
Purple Flag Protest flag for all junior competitors
Black and white chequered flag waved Finish of Race, Practice session or Qualifying
24.8.0.3 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
24.8.0.4 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

24.8.1 Flags and Signals

24.8.1.1 Competitors who do not obey flag signals will be excluded from the event.