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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 15 C: COMPETITION RULES


15.7 GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

15.7.0.1 All clothing and machines must be examined and approved by the scrutineer prior to participation, excluding Australian Motocross and Australian Supercross Championships where self-scrutineering occurs.
15.7.0.2 Where self-scrutineering occurs at Australian Motocross and Supercross Championships, a signed checklist that the clothing and machine has been self-scrutineered must be provided to the scrutineer.
15.7.0.3 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
15.7.0.4 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.
15.7.0.5 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.
15.7.0.6 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.

15.7.1 Competitor Grading: Motocross and Supercross

15.7.2 Senior Grades

15.7.2.1 The grades of competitors in Senior classes are:

  1. Pro Class,
  2. Intermediate Class,
  3. Clubman,
  4. Veteran,
  5. Women.

15.8 AUSTRALIAN MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP ELIGIBILITY

15.8.0.1 The MXD Australian Motocross Championship will be for riders from 16 years to under 19 years. Riders who turn 16 before the first round of the MXD Australian Motocross Championship may place an entry for the series provided they meet the following criteria.

  1. Satisfy their State Controlling Body of their competence,
  2. State legislation will override these rules where applicable.

15.9 SUPERCROSS ELIGIBILITY

15.9.1 Supercross Licence Conditions

15.9.1.1 No person may compete in a Supercross race unless they:

  1. Are at least 12 years of age,
  2. Have a current national competition licence which is endorsed under the following rules.
15.9.1.2 To be endorsed as a Supercross competitor, a person must:

  1. Use a solo machine with a capacity of at least 80cc;
  2. Attend a Supercross training school conducted by an MA accredited coach,
  3. At the conclusion of the Supercross training school, be able to competently display to the MA accredited coach the following:
    1. Jump a double jump, which is:
      1. 8 metres for 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke riders,
      2. 10 metres for 150cc 2-stroke/250cc 4-stroke riders,
    2. Jump a tabletop, which is:
      1. 8-10 metres for 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke riders,
      2. 10-12 metres for 150cc 2-stroke/250cc 4-stroke riders,
    3. Ride through stutters at a competitive speed in a straight line,
    4. A sound knowledge of Supercross rules and safety issues as examined by a multiple-choice questionnaire.
15.9.1.3 The coach conducting the assessment under the preceding GCR may endorse the licence of a person as a Supercross competitor. A decision to:

  1. Endorse the licence,
  2. Refuse an endorsement, or
  3. Grant an endorsement conditionally, will have the same force and effect as if it was a decision by an State Controlling Body under GCR 3.1
15.9.1.4 A person who:

  1. Has entered a Supercross competition,
  2. Has paid the entry fee for the relevant meeting,
  3. Is required to submit to an assessment under these Rules, and
  4. Fails to be endorsed as a Supercross competitor at the meeting.

is entitled to a refund of the fee.

15.9.1.5 Once endorsed for Supercross, a person retains that endorsement unless:

  1. They fail to participate in a Supercross event each year,
  2. During the course of a Supercross meeting, the Steward or Clerk of Course determines otherwise.

15.10 FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS ELIGIBILITY

15.10.1 Freestyle Motocross Licence Conditions

15.10.1.1 No person may participate in Freestyle Motocross unless they:

  1. Are at least 16 years of age, and
  2. Have a current MA Senior National competition licence which is endorsed under the following Rules.
15.10.1.2 To be endorsed as a Freestyle Motocross competitor, a person must use a solo machine with a capacity of at least 125cc.
15.10.1.3 To gain a Freestyle Motocross endorsement a rider must:

  1. Attend a Freestyle Motocross Training School conducted by an accredited Freestyle Motocross Assessor,
  2. Successfully complete the MA competency assessment.
15.10.1.4 The Endorsing Assessor must:

  1. Be identified and approved by the MA Motocross Commission to endorse Freestyle Motocross,
  2. Obtain a Permit from the relevant controlling body in which the assessment is taking place.

15.11 JUNIOR ELIGIBILITY

15.11.1 General

15.11.1.1 In Junior competition,

  1. A riders’ age on 1st January will determine their age for competition purposes for that year,
  2. A rider may move to the next higher age class when they become eligible by reason of celebrating a birthday, but once the rider moves to that higher age class, they may not move back to the lower age class,
  3. Any points earned by the rider in the lower age class cannot be transferred when the rider moves to the higher age class,
  4. This GCR applies to all riders up to and including the age of 16 years.
15.11.1.2 No person who is unable to lift his or her machine unaided from the horizontal to the vertical may compete in any Junior competition.
15.11.1.3 Subject to GCR 15.11.1.1a) a Junior who is under the age of 9 years may compete on a 50cc automatic machine notwithstanding that the Junior is unable to lift the machine unaided from the horizontal to vertical.

  1. Junior competitors in the age groups listed in the tables above may compete in the corresponding classes:
  2. No applicant will be issued with their first competition licence if they are under the age of 7 years,
  3. Unless otherwise permitted in writing by the relevant controlling body, for any event there must be no greater age variation between competitors than 4 years,
  4. No participant in the 50cc automatic class may compete in any other class other than at club level competitions,
  5. In the 4 years to under 9 years 50cc Demo Class automatic non-competitive class, all riders are entitled to receive a prize or award of the same size/value,
  6. Subject to the following two GCRs, a relevant controlling body may permit age group racing, graded racing, or a combination of both,
  7. Age group racing:
    1. Subject to sub-Rule ii), only competitors in the same age groups may compete against each other,
    2. Competitors from different age groups in the following classes may compete with each other if there are insufficient entries for each class:
      1. 85cc 2-stroke big wheels and 100cc – 150cc 4-stroke single cylinder,
      2. 100cc – 150cc single cylinder 2-stroke & 250cc 4-stroke,
  8. A relevant controlling body may grade junior competitors according to their respective skills,
  9. Demo class is a non-competitive class.
15.11.1.4 4-stroke 150cc motocross-type machines may compete against 85cc 2-stroke machines in junior competition.

15.11.2 Junior Endorsements

15.11.2.1 Endorsements will be issued for:

  1. Off Road 50cc
  2. Off Road 65cc 2-stroke/125cc 4-stroke
  3. Off Road 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke
  4. Off Road 200cc 2-stroke
  5. Off Road 250cc 4-stroke
  6. Sidecar Rider and Passenger 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke
  7. Sidecar Rider and Passenger 200cc 2-stroke/250cc 4-stroke

15.12 GENERAL RULES

15.12.1 Homologation

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

15.12.2 Helmet Cameras

15.12.2.1 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.

15.12.3 Fees

ACTIVITY

FEE $ (INC GST)

Replacement licence 25.00
Protest Lodgement 70.00
Appeal to State Controlling Body lodgement 500.00
Appeal to MA lodgement 1000.00
Fuel Homologation fee – First year 2500.00
Fuel Homologation fee – Subsequent years 2000.00
All other fees Apply at MA office

15.13 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

15.13.0.1 Although MA approves materials, MA does not endorse or guarantee specific products or manufacturers. Riders must rely on their own judgment in the selection of helmets and apparel for protection and durability.
15.13.0.2 No competitor may practice, start or compete in any Motocross or Supercross competition unless wearing the following protective equipment and clothing.

15.13.1 Helmet

15.13.1.1 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:

15.13.2 Approval labels for helmets

15.13.2.1 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

15.13.3 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
15.13.3.1 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]

15.13.1 Helmet eject system

15.13.1.1 For Australian Senior National Championship events, an approved helmet must be fitted with a helmet removal system.

15.13.2 Clothing

15.13.2.1 Trousers of leather or synthetic material of similar durability.
15.13.2.2 Trousers of other than leather must be non-combustible and be fitted with a lining,
15.13.2.3 A jersey which must be:

  1. Made of close knit fabric of natural or synthetic fibre, and
  2. Must be a snug fit and provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms.

15.13.3 Footwear

15.13.3.1 Boots which must be:

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

15.13.4 Gloves

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

15.13.5 Goggles and Visors

15.13.5.1 A competitor must, at the start of an event, be wearing goggles or a similar form of eye protection. It is strongly recommended that the competitor wear the eye protection at all times during the event. Where the competitor removes their eye protection during the course of an event, they do so entirely at their own risk. Eye protection, including spectacles, protective goggles, helmet visors and/or ‘tear-offs’ must comply with the following:

  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.
15.13.5.2 Tear-offs will be banned from 1st January 2016

15.13.6 Hair and Jewellery

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

15.13.7 Footwear in pits

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

15.13.8 Junior Clothing

15.13.8.1 In addition to the general requirements for clothing, Juniors must comply as follows:

  1. Protective clothing must not be loose or flapping,
  2. Synthetic or rubber boots may be worn as an alternative to leather for competitors with smaller than a size 1 foot,
  3. Commercially manufactured body armour must be worn.

15.14 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

15.14.1 Number Plates

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

  1. Where they are not an integral part of the machine or streamlining and are under 1.6mm in thickness, have rolled or wired edges,
  2. In the case of rectangular plates, have the corners formed to a 38mm radius,
  3. In the case of bolt on number plates, be made from a rigid material with minimum dimensions of 235mm height and 285mm width; and
  4. In the case of sidecars, be positioned so that they are visible from the front and each side of the sidecar.
15.14.1.3 Front number plates must have figures which are clearly visible at a distance of 20 metres and a solid 10mm wide border.
15.14.1.4 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,

These numbers must be the same size as the front numbers

15.14.1.5 Number backgrounds on side number plates may be an integral part of the rear seat section or fairing.
15.14.1.6 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.

15.14.2 Number Plates: Juniors

15.14.2.1 Number plates for Juniors must be as follows:

  1. A minimum plate size of 225mm width and 200mm height,
  2. Figures with minimum sizes of 100mm height and 20mm width of stroke.
15.14.2.2 For 50cc automatic:

  1. A minimum plate size of 200mm wide and 150mm high,
  2. The figures on the plates must be 100mm high and 20mm wide,
  3. The front plate must be fitted so that it does not extend above the height of the handlebars or grips.

15.14.3 Number Plate Colours

15.14.3.1 Colours must be as follows:

CAPACITY or CLASS

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Up to 250cc 2 stroke, up to 250cc 4 stroke Black White
255cc to 450cc 2 stroke, 251cc to 450cc 4 stroke White Black
MXD Reflex Blue White
15.14.3.2 Colours for Junior age group racing:

AGE GROUP

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Under 9 years Mid Blue White
9 to under 12 years Canary Yellow Black
12 to under 14 years Mail Box Red White
14 to under 16 years Black Yellow
15.14.3.3 For National Motocross and Supercross events, where MA is the relevant controlling body and transponders are used, numbers on side plates may be a minimum of:

DIMENSION

MEASUREMENT (mm)

Height 100
Width of each figure 70
Width of stroke 25
Space between 2 figures 15

NOTE: Advertising is allowed as per GCR 15.14.1.6.

15.14.3.4 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.

15.14.4 Back Numbers: Seniors and Juniors

15.14.4.1 No junior or senior may compete without back numbers, except in interclub/closed to club competitions unless wearing the machine identification number on their back in contrasting colours and with a minimum size of 125mm height and 20mm width of stroke.

15.15 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS: GENERAL

15.15.1 Flags and Signals

15.15.1.1 The minimum dimensions of all flags must be 500mm x 500mm.
15.15.1.2 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
White flag with red cross Medics on track, extreme incident, competitors to show extreme caution, prepare to stop, jumping forbidden, overtaking forbidden – riders are expected to be in first gear, standing on the pegs and riding at walking pace
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, jumping and overtaking forbidden
No Jump Light Danger, overtaking forbidden, Jumping forbidden
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
15.15.1.3 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
15.15.1.4 The National flag signifying the start of an event may be replaced by:

  1. A light signal,
  2. A rubber band, or
  3. A dropping gate
15.15.1.5 No Jump Signals
Yellow flags will be waved in Motocross and Supercross events to indicate immediate danger
When yellow flags are waved competitors must not:

  1. Jump,
  2. Overtake other competitors,

at the set of jumps where the yellow flags are waved.

The penalties for breaching this GCR are:

  1. First offence, relegation of three (3) places and up to a $500 fine,
  2. Subsequent offences in the same year, exclusion and $500 fine.
15.15.1.6 During the first lap of practice, yellow flags will be displayed stationary indicating there will be no jumping.

15.15.2 Measurement of Engines

15.15.3 Measurement at Meetings

15.15.3.1 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.
15.15.3.2 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.
15.15.3.3 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.

15.15.4 Measurement: Australian and State Championship Events

15.15.4.1 For all Australian and State championship events:

  1. 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,
  2. 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,
  3. At the conclusion of that period, if no protest is received, the result will be final,
  4. 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,
  5. If no protest is received within that period, the seals may be removed,
  6. 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,
  7. No prize monies may be paid until measurer’s reports and seals are received or the expiration of 21 days whichever occurs first.

15.15.5 Starts and Finishes

15.15.6 Starts

15.15.6.1 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.
15.15.6.2 The method of starting will be as prescribed by supplementary regulations.
15.15.6.3 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.
15.15.6.4 Unless otherwise determined in the supplementary regulations, massed starts must be used.
15.15.6.5 The order and position of each competitor will be at the discretion of the Promoter and will be determined on the day of the event.
15.15.6.6 The starting grid for all events will:

  1. Have not less than one metre space for each solo motorcycle,
  2. Be in one straight line,
  3. Allow for no more than 40 competitors.
15.15.6.7 The maximum number of starters must be specified in supplementary regulations.
15.15.6.8 Unless otherwise determined in the supplementary regulations, for solo events:

  1. Individually backward falling devices, with each gate a minimum of 500mm and a maximum of 600mm in height, must be used,
  2. A rear barrier must be placed to prevent riders from moving their motorcycles no more than 600mm back from the gate.
  3. Preparation on the start gate is to be confined to the area between the rollback barrier and gate hinge and no materials may be brought onto the start area unless directed by the starter, on the instructions from a key official
  4. No work is to be done in front of the start gate (track proper) unless directed of a key official.
15.15.6.9 Unless otherwise determined in the supplementary regulations, for sidecar events, the width of the starting grid must permit a minimum of 15 machines in one row, with two metre space for each machine.
15.15.6.10 Unless otherwise determined in the supplementary regulations:

  1. All competitors must be called to the start line at least two minutes before each start,
  2. At the end of the two minutes, and when the starter is ready, a 15 second sign will be held up for a full 15 seconds,
  3. At the end of 15 seconds, a 5 second sign will be displayed,
  4. The gate will drop between 5 and 10 seconds after the 5 second sign is shown.
15.15.6.11 Competitors may use up to two starting blocks (one per side) up to a maximum of 100mm high and must be able to start in an event without additional aid while sitting on the machine.

15.15.7 Finishes

15.15.7.1 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, and
      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 15.15.7.1 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.

15.15.8 Finish Line

15.15.8.1 The finish line must be:

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

15.15.9 Juniors: Starts and Finishes

15.15.9.1 In addition to the general start requirements for all competitors, juniors must comply as follows:

  1. Competitors may use up to two starting blocks (one per side) up to a maximum of 100mm high and must be able to start in the event unaided while sitting on the machine,
  2. When assembled for the start of an event, and during the event, no competitor may receive outside assistance other than at the direction of the Steward, the Clerk of Course or the Starter,
  3. Pit board signals will not be used in junior competition. Riders/Pit crew who fail to obey this instruction are liable to exclusion for the duration of the competition. Refer GCR 7.1.7.
  4. When the number of competitors exceeds one full grid:
    1. Elimination heats and semi – finals must be held,
    2. The relevant controlling body may direct that events be decided by a final or finals, consisting of a number of rounds.
15.15.9.2 During the first lap of practice, yellow flags will be displayed stationary indicating there will be no jumping.

15.15.10 Stopping Events

15.15.10.1 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.
15.15.10.2 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.

15.15.11 Stopping and Re-running Events

15.15.11.1 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.

15.15.11.2 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.
15.15.11.3 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.
15.15.11.4 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.

15.15.11.5 If the race is interrupted after the chequered flag, the following procedure will apply:

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

15.15.12 Stopping and re-running of events where electronic timing is used

15.15.12.1 Where the Steward or the Clerk of Course has stopped a race due to danger the following will apply:

  1. If no more than two laps of the stopped race were completed.
    1. The stopped race will be declared null and void,
    2. The race may be rerun,
    3. The rerun race will be for the full race distance,
    4. The original grid positions will be used,
    5. The place of any machine unable to take part in the rerun race will be left vacant,
    6. Machines may be repaired or replaced providing this has been approved by the Clerk of Course.
  2. If more than two laps, but less than 75% of the race distance has been completed:
    1. The race may be restarted if possible, but only once,
    2. The restart must occur no more than one hour after the race has been stopped,
    3. The re-started race distance will be equal to the balance of the stopped race distance,
    4. Selection of grid positions for the re-started race will be determined by the order of competitors at the finish line of the last full lap of the stopped race,
    5. Only competitors who have completed at least 75% of the laps completed by the leading competitor at the time of stopping will be permitted to participate in the re-started race,
    6. Machines may be repaired or replaced providing this has been approved by the Clerk of Course,
    7. The stopped race and any rerun will be deemed to be parts of one race,
    8. The winner will be the competitor having the highest number of laps at the finish,
    9. Where two or more competitors complete the same number of laps the winning order will be determined by the time taken by each to complete those laps,
    10. If 75% or more of the scheduled race distance is completed full points will be awarded,
    11. If less than 75% of the scheduled race distance is completed half points will be awarded.

15.15.13 Scoring

15.15.13.1 An alternative points scoring system may be approved for an MA series event.
15.15.13.2 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.
15.15.13.3 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.
15.15.13.4 For Australian Motocross Championship, Australian Supercross Championship, and Australian Junior Motocross Championship, Scoring for all competition shall be as follows:

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

1 35 11 20 21 10
2 32 12 19 22 9
3 30 13 18 23 8
4 28 14 17 24 7
5 26 15 16 25 6
6 25 16 15 26 5
7 24 17 14 27 4
8 23 18 13 28 3
9 22 19 12 29 2
10 21 20 11 30 1
15.15.13.5 Scoring for events other than Australian Championships (see GCR 15.15.13.1 for Australian Championship scoring):

PLACE

 

POINTS

 

PLACE

 

POINTS

 

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

15.15.14 Allocation of Numbers: Australian Senior Motocross and Supercross Championships

15.15.14.1 The Number 1 number plate in each class will be allocated to the winner of the previous year’s Championship.

  1. The recipient of this number can choose not to use Number 1, but instead use their career number. The Number 1 plate or that competitor’s career number will not be used by any other competitor in that class.
  2. For the first round of each Championship the previous years’ Champion will carry a number plate with red background and white figures.
  3. The leader of each championship after the first round will use the number plate with red background & white figures.
15.15.14.2 MX2/SX2 and MX1/SX1 numbers after Number 1 will be allocated as career numbers by the MX Commission to a maximum of 20 riders using the following method:

  1. A competitor’s overall Championship results from the previous year’s Motocross & Supercross Championships will be used to decide the order in which they pick their career number, which is determined by:
  2. Aggregated Championship points awarded in both competitions and,
  3. Aggregating them as a percentage as calculated by the Motocross Commission of MA.
  4. Numbers 2 to 10 can only be chosen as career numbers by competitors who finished in the top ten of either MX2 or MX1 Championships. The first three from the MXD Championship may also choose a 2 to 10 number if available.
  5. Competitors who do not fit the above criteria may make an application to the Motocross Commission of MA for special consideration for a career number. The criteria for this would be recognised international riders, previous champions, etc.
15.15.14.3 If two or more competitors aggregate the same number of points, preference will be given to:

  1. Competitor who competed in the most championship events, then
  2. The competitor who achieved the highest number of points at the last championship round they both competed at.
15.15.14.4 For competitors to retain their career number they must compete in at least one round each year of either the MX or SX Championships, and score a minimum of 50 points in total of both Championships combined. Exemptions to be considered for injury, or international competitors.

15.15.15 Change of Machine during a Competition

15.15.15.1 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.

15.15.16 Radio Communication

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

15.16 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS:
AUSTRALIAN MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

15.16.1 Format

15.16.1.1 The Championship format must be approved by the Motocross Commission and published in supplementary regulations.

15.16.2 Practice and Qualifying

15.16.2.1 As directed in the supplementary regulations, any heats and qualifiers are to be held on the day of the meeting.
15.16.2.2 Timed practice for any event may be held either on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning.
15.16.2.3 All grid positions will be determined by qualifying times.
15.16.2.4 No competitor may enter the track for practicing on any of the eight days immediately preceding the event other than the official press day.
15.16.2.5 The 10 competitors leading the Championship prior to each subsequent round will qualify for the round.
15.16.2.6 The remaining 30 competitors shall lodge an expression of interest for the series as per the supplementary regulations.
15.16.2.7 MXD Championship

All competitors eligible for the MXD Championship in their first year of senior national competition must compete in the MXD Championship. Exception may be granted by the MX Commission where a rider has been senior at State level for a period of time and can demonstrate his or her ability at State open events, or where exceptional circumstance (i.e. rider size) is more suited to the MX1 class. On having moved to MX2 or MX1 events except as a wildcard entry then a competitor will no longer be eligible for the MXD Championship series.

15.16.3 The Event

15.16.3.1 For each class, a round will consist of a minimum of two races.
15.16.3.2 The duration of each race will be specified in supplementary regulations.
15.16.3.3 The races must be conducted on the same day with a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 40 competitors in each race.
15.16.3.4 Each competitor may compete on a substitute machine, provided that the competitor must notify the Clerk of Course before commencement of the race in which the substitution is to be made.

15.16.4 Scoring for Each Race

15.16.4.1 Points will be awarded as per GCR 15.15.13.1

15.16.5 Stops and Restarts

15.16.5.1 Red Flag Race Stops and Restart Procedures

  1. Any race start or restart will be considered an official part of the event even if the start or restart does not result in a lap being completed by the leader. Therefore, any infractions will be deemed valid and ruled upon accordingly.
  2. In the case of a false start (gate malfunction), a race will be restarted with the riders returning to their original starting positions.
  3. Riders who are not present at the starting gate for the original start of a race are barred from any subsequent restarts.
  4. Riders who are present at the gate but are unable to start due to a stalled motorcycle may join the race from the starting area at anytime during the race.
  5. Riders who are unable to join the race by this procedure are barred from any subsequent restarts.
15.16.5.2 Restarts

  1. Where the race is stopped (with fewer than three laps completed by the race leader / whether it be a Heat, Last Chance Qualifier or Main Event):
    1. A red flag will be displayed to the riders.
    2. The race will be considered null and void.
    3. The riders will return to the starting area and a re-start will take place as soon as possible.
    4. The riders will keep their initial starting order.
    5. The riders will be restarted from the starting gate.
    6. Riders who were present at the starting gate for the original start of the race but were unable to start and who did not join the race before the red flag was displayed are not authorized to take the restart.
    7. The race will be run for the original number of laps, or period of time where applicable.
    8. In the case of a Final, if it is found impossible to restart then this Final will be declared cancelled and not count for the Championship.
  2. Where the race is stopped (with more than three laps and less than 75% of the total distance completed by the race leader, rounded down to the nearest whole number of laps / whether it be a Heat, Last Chance Qualifier or Main Event):
    1. A red flag will be displayed to the riders.
    2. The riders will return to the starting area and a re-start will take place as soon as possible.
    3. A minimum of 10 minutes from the time that the red flag is displayed will be given to make repairs or adjustments.
    4. The race may be re-started before the minimum 10 minute waiting time only if all riders indicate to the Race Director that they are ready to start.
    5. Repairs or adjustments may only be made in the starting area.
    6. The starting order will be determined by each rider’s race position at the end of the lap preceding the stopping of the race.
    7. Riders will be restarted from a staggered standing start in the starting area.
      1. Riders will be lined up in a staggered formation beginning on the starting straight at a start line located by the first turn, starting with the rider that was in the first position and continuing back towards the starting area.
      2. Riders not ready to take their position in line will be placed last.
      3. Once all riders are in position, a yellow flag will be displayed to indicate that the start will be within 30 seconds. Once the yellow flag has been removed, the starter will then display a green flag to signal the start.
      4. Riders may not overtake the rider in front of them until they pass the designated starting line.
      5. Any rider that does overtake the rider in front of them before the starting line will have been deemed to have jumped the start and will be penalized a minimum of two positions in the final results.
      6. Eligible riders who are unable to participate in the re-start due to a stalled motorcycle or continued repairs may join the race from the starting area at any time during the race.
      7. Riders who were no longer actively participating in race at the time when the red flag was displayed are not authorized to take part in the restart.
    8. The race will be run for the remaining number of laps /time.
    9. In the case of a Main Event, full championship points will be awarded.
    10. The race will be deemed a two-part heat
  3. Where the race is stopped with more than 75% of the total distance completed by the race leader, rounded down to the nearest whole number of laps /time whether it be a Heat, Last Chance Qualifier or Final):
    1. A finish flag will be displayed to the riders.
    2. The race will be declared with the finishing order as per the last full completed lap.

15.17 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS:
AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

15.17.1 Format

15.17.1.1 The format for both classes of the championships will must be as determined approved by the Motocross Commission and published in supplementary regulations.

15.17.2 Warm Up Lap

15.17.3.1 During the first lap of any practice yellow flags are to displayed stationary to indicate there will be no jumping.

15.17.3 Grid Positions

15.17.4.1 Grid selection will be determined by qualifying times.
15.17.4.2 Conditions of qualifying must be stipulated in the supplementary regulations.

15.17.4 Practice and Timed Qualifying

15.17.5.1 Practice for championship events must be:

  1. Outdoor events – minimum 8 minutes for first session and minimum 10 minutes for second session,
15.17.5.2 If the track is altered during the course of the meeting, at least one inspection lap must be offered to all qualified remaining competitors.

15.18 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS:

AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

15.18.1 Format

15.18.1.1 The format of the championships will be:

CLASSES

FORMAT

Under 80cc 7 minutes + 1 lap
Sidecars 7 minutes + 1 lap
80cc and over 10 minutes + 1 lap
15.18.1.2 At least five practice laps must be offered to riders prior to the commencement of racing.
15.18.1.3 There will be a minimum of five legs per class.
15.18.1.4 If heats and finals are required:

  1. Heats will be three legs per class, with heats to be mixed, and
  2. Finals will be three legs per class.

15.18.2 Allocation of Numbers

15.18.2.1 A competitor’s racing number will be determined as follows:

  1. The first digit will be the first digit of the postcode for the competitor’s state of residency, except the Northern Territory, which will be 1,
  2. The remainder of the number will be at the discretion of the relevant controlling body.

15.18.3 Venues

15.18.3.1 Venues used for Australian Junior Motocross Championships will be closed to competitors for a minimum of 21 days prior to the event.

15.18.4 Interstate Challenge

15.18.4.1 Format – Each state is to choose a team of eight (8) junior competitors from a minimum of four (4) different classes to compete for the Interstate Cup Challenge. Each competitor must be entered for the Australian Junior Motocross Championship, prior to the closing date. Team members must be named and the Race Secretary be informed by the end of practice.
15.18.4.2 Scoring – Each competitor will be scored as per GCR 15.15.13.1 within their own class. At the end of the Australian Junior Motocross Championship the highest point scoring six (6) team members from each state, will have their final placing re-scored using GCR 15.15.13.1 (table) to give an overall score. The State with the highest overall team score will be deemed the winner of the Interstate Cup Challenge.
15.18.4.3 Awards – A perpetual trophy will be awarded to the winning State, with each member of the team receiving a participation memento.

15.18.5 Practice and Qualifying

15.18.5.1 All grid positions will be determined by practice/qualifying times. Timed qualifying would be from the second practice session. Where entries exceed gate capacity heats will be determined by random draw.

SECTION 15 C: COMPETITION RULES


15.7 GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

15.7.0.1 All clothing and machines must be examined and approved by the scrutineer prior to participation, excluding Australian Motocross and Australian Supercross Championships where self-scrutineering occurs.
15.7.0.2 Where self-scrutineering occurs at Australian Motocross and Supercross Championships, a signed checklist that the clothing and machine has been self-scrutineered must be provided to the scrutineer.
15.7.0.3 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
15.7.0.4 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.
15.7.0.5 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.
15.7.0.6 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.

15.7.1 Competitor Grading: Motocross and Supercross

15.7.2 Senior Grades

15.7.2.1 The grades of competitors in Senior classes are:

  1. Pro Class,
  2. Intermediate Class,
  3. Clubman,
  4. Veteran,
  5. Women.

15.8 AUSTRALIAN MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP ELIGIBILITY

15.8.0.1 The MXD Australian Motocross Championship will be for riders from 16 years to under 19 years. Riders who turn 16 before the first round of the MXD Australian Motocross Championship may place an entry for the series provided they meet the following criteria.

  1. Satisfy their State Controlling Body of their competence,
  2. State legislation will override these rules where applicable.

15.9 SUPERCROSS ELIGIBILITY

15.9.1 Supercross Licence Conditions

15.9.1.1 No person may compete in a Supercross race unless they:

  1. Are at least 12 years of age,
  2. Have a current national competition licence which is endorsed under the following rules.
15.9.1.2 To be endorsed as a Supercross competitor, a person must:

  1. Use a solo machine with a capacity of at least 80cc;
  2. Attend a Supercross training school conducted by an MA accredited coach,
  3. At the conclusion of the Supercross training school, be able to competently display to the MA accredited coach the following:
    1. Jump a double jump, which is:
      1. 8 metres for 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke riders,
      2. 10 metres for 150cc 2-stroke/250cc 4-stroke riders,
    2. Jump a tabletop, which is:
      1. 8-10 metres for 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke riders,
      2. 10-12 metres for 150cc 2-stroke/250cc 4-stroke riders,
    3. Ride through stutters at a competitive speed in a straight line,
    4. A sound knowledge of Supercross rules and safety issues as examined by a multiple-choice questionnaire.
15.9.1.3 The coach conducting the assessment under the preceding GCR may endorse the licence of a person as a Supercross competitor. A decision to:

  1. Endorse the licence,
  2. Refuse an endorsement, or
  3. Grant an endorsement conditionally, will have the same force and effect as if it was a decision by an State Controlling Body under GCR 3.1
15.9.1.4 A person who:

  1. Has entered a Supercross competition,
  2. Has paid the entry fee for the relevant meeting,
  3. Is required to submit to an assessment under these Rules, and
  4. Fails to be endorsed as a Supercross competitor at the meeting.

is entitled to a refund of the fee.

15.9.1.5 Once endorsed for Supercross, a person retains that endorsement unless:

  1. They fail to participate in a Supercross event each year,
  2. During the course of a Supercross meeting, the Steward or Clerk of Course determines otherwise.

15.10 FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS ELIGIBILITY

15.10.1 Freestyle Motocross Licence Conditions

15.10.1.1 No person may participate in Freestyle Motocross unless they:

  1. Are at least 16 years of age, and
  2. Have a current MA Senior National competition licence which is endorsed under the following Rules.
15.10.1.2 To be endorsed as a Freestyle Motocross competitor, a person must use a solo machine with a capacity of at least 125cc.
15.10.1.3 To gain a Freestyle Motocross endorsement a rider must:

  1. Attend a Freestyle Motocross Training School conducted by an accredited Freestyle Motocross Assessor,
  2. Successfully complete the MA competency assessment.
15.10.1.4 The Endorsing Assessor must:

  1. Be identified and approved by the MA Motocross Commission to endorse Freestyle Motocross,
  2. Obtain a Permit from the relevant controlling body in which the assessment is taking place.

15.11 JUNIOR ELIGIBILITY

15.11.1 General

15.11.1.1 In Junior competition,

  1. A riders’ age on 1st January will determine their age for competition purposes for that year,
  2. A rider may move to the next higher age class when they become eligible by reason of celebrating a birthday, but once the rider moves to that higher age class, they may not move back to the lower age class,
  3. Any points earned by the rider in the lower age class cannot be transferred when the rider moves to the higher age class,
  4. This GCR applies to all riders up to and including the age of 16 years.
15.11.1.2 No person who is unable to lift his or her machine unaided from the horizontal to the vertical may compete in any Junior competition.
15.11.1.3 Subject to GCR 15.11.1.1a) a Junior who is under the age of 9 years may compete on a 50cc automatic machine notwithstanding that the Junior is unable to lift the machine unaided from the horizontal to vertical.

  1. Junior competitors in the age groups listed in the tables above may compete in the corresponding classes:
  2. No applicant will be issued with their first competition licence if they are under the age of 7 years,
  3. Unless otherwise permitted in writing by the relevant controlling body, for any event there must be no greater age variation between competitors than 4 years,
  4. No participant in the 50cc automatic class may compete in any other class other than at club level competitions,
  5. In the 4 years to under 9 years 50cc Demo Class automatic non-competitive class, all riders are entitled to receive a prize or award of the same size/value,
  6. Subject to the following two GCRs, a relevant controlling body may permit age group racing, graded racing, or a combination of both,
  7. Age group racing:
    1. Subject to sub-Rule ii), only competitors in the same age groups may compete against each other,
    2. Competitors from different age groups in the following classes may compete with each other if there are insufficient entries for each class:
      1. 85cc 2-stroke big wheels and 100cc – 150cc 4-stroke single cylinder,
      2. 100cc – 150cc single cylinder 2-stroke & 250cc 4-stroke,
  8. A relevant controlling body may grade junior competitors according to their respective skills,
  9. Demo class is a non-competitive class.
15.11.1.4 4-stroke 150cc motocross-type machines may compete against 85cc 2-stroke machines in junior competition.

15.11.2 Junior Endorsements

15.11.2.1 Endorsements will be issued for:

  1. Off Road 50cc
  2. Off Road 65cc 2-stroke/125cc 4-stroke
  3. Off Road 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke
  4. Off Road 200cc 2-stroke
  5. Off Road 250cc 4-stroke
  6. Sidecar Rider and Passenger 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke
  7. Sidecar Rider and Passenger 200cc 2-stroke/250cc 4-stroke

15.12 GENERAL RULES

15.12.1 Homologation

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

15.12.2 Helmet Cameras

15.12.2.1 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.

15.12.3 Fees

ACTIVITY

FEE $ (INC GST)

Replacement licence 25.00
Protest Lodgement 70.00
Appeal to State Controlling Body lodgement 500.00
Appeal to MA lodgement 1000.00
Fuel Homologation fee – First year 2500.00
Fuel Homologation fee – Subsequent years 2000.00
All other fees Apply at MA office

15.13 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

15.13.0.1 Although MA approves materials, MA does not endorse or guarantee specific products or manufacturers. Riders must rely on their own judgment in the selection of helmets and apparel for protection and durability.
15.13.0.2 No competitor may practice, start or compete in any Motocross or Supercross competition unless wearing the following protective equipment and clothing.

15.13.1 Helmet

15.13.1.1 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:

15.13.2 Approval labels for helmets

15.13.2.1 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

15.13.3 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
15.13.3.1 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]

15.13.1 Helmet eject system

15.13.1.1 For Australian Senior National Championship events, an approved helmet must be fitted with a helmet removal system.

15.13.2 Clothing

15.13.2.1 Trousers of leather or synthetic material of similar durability.
15.13.2.2 Trousers of other than leather must be non-combustible and be fitted with a lining,
15.13.2.3 A jersey which must be:

  1. Made of close knit fabric of natural or synthetic fibre, and
  2. Must be a snug fit and provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms.

15.13.3 Footwear

15.13.3.1 Boots which must be:

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

15.13.4 Gloves

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

15.13.5 Goggles and Visors

15.13.5.1 A competitor must, at the start of an event, be wearing goggles or a similar form of eye protection. It is strongly recommended that the competitor wear the eye protection at all times during the event. Where the competitor removes their eye protection during the course of an event, they do so entirely at their own risk. Eye protection, including spectacles, protective goggles, helmet visors and/or ‘tear-offs’ must comply with the following:

  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.
15.13.5.2 Tear-offs will be banned from 1st January 2016

15.13.6 Hair and Jewellery

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

15.13.7 Footwear in pits

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

15.13.8 Junior Clothing

15.13.8.1 In addition to the general requirements for clothing, Juniors must comply as follows:

  1. Protective clothing must not be loose or flapping,
  2. Synthetic or rubber boots may be worn as an alternative to leather for competitors with smaller than a size 1 foot,
  3. Commercially manufactured body armour must be worn.

15.14 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

15.14.1 Number Plates

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

  1. Where they are not an integral part of the machine or streamlining and are under 1.6mm in thickness, have rolled or wired edges,
  2. In the case of rectangular plates, have the corners formed to a 38mm radius,
  3. In the case of bolt on number plates, be made from a rigid material with minimum dimensions of 235mm height and 285mm width; and
  4. In the case of sidecars, be positioned so that they are visible from the front and each side of the sidecar.
15.14.1.3 Front number plates must have figures which are clearly visible at a distance of 20 metres and a solid 10mm wide border.
15.14.1.4 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,

These numbers must be the same size as the front numbers

15.14.1.5 Number backgrounds on side number plates may be an integral part of the rear seat section or fairing.
15.14.1.6 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.

15.14.2 Number Plates: Juniors

15.14.2.1 Number plates for Juniors must be as follows:

  1. A minimum plate size of 225mm width and 200mm height,
  2. Figures with minimum sizes of 100mm height and 20mm width of stroke.
15.14.2.2 For 50cc automatic:

  1. A minimum plate size of 200mm wide and 150mm high,
  2. The figures on the plates must be 100mm high and 20mm wide,
  3. The front plate must be fitted so that it does not extend above the height of the handlebars or grips.

15.14.3 Number Plate Colours

15.14.3.1 Colours must be as follows:

CAPACITY or CLASS

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Up to 250cc 2 stroke, up to 250cc 4 stroke Black White
255cc to 450cc 2 stroke, 251cc to 450cc 4 stroke White Black
MXD Reflex Blue White
15.14.3.2 Colours for Junior age group racing:

AGE GROUP

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Under 9 years Mid Blue White
9 to under 12 years Canary Yellow Black
12 to under 14 years Mail Box Red White
14 to under 16 years Black Yellow
15.14.3.3 For National Motocross and Supercross events, where MA is the relevant controlling body and transponders are used, numbers on side plates may be a minimum of:

DIMENSION

MEASUREMENT (mm)

Height 100
Width of each figure 70
Width of stroke 25
Space between 2 figures 15

NOTE: Advertising is allowed as per GCR 15.14.1.6.

15.14.3.4 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.

15.14.4 Back Numbers: Seniors and Juniors

15.14.4.1 No junior or senior may compete without back numbers, except in interclub/closed to club competitions unless wearing the machine identification number on their back in contrasting colours and with a minimum size of 125mm height and 20mm width of stroke.

15.15 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS: GENERAL

15.15.1 Flags and Signals

15.15.1.1 The minimum dimensions of all flags must be 500mm x 500mm.
15.15.1.2 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
White flag with red cross Medics on track, extreme incident, competitors to show extreme caution, prepare to stop, jumping forbidden, overtaking forbidden – riders are expected to be in first gear, standing on the pegs and riding at walking pace
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, jumping and overtaking forbidden
No Jump Light Danger, overtaking forbidden, Jumping forbidden
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
15.15.1.3 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
15.15.1.4 The National flag signifying the start of an event may be replaced by:

  1. A light signal,
  2. A rubber band, or
  3. A dropping gate
15.15.1.5 No Jump Signals
Yellow flags will be waved in Motocross and Supercross events to indicate immediate danger
When yellow flags are waved competitors must not:

  1. Jump,
  2. Overtake other competitors,

at the set of jumps where the yellow flags are waved.

The penalties for breaching this GCR are:

  1. First offence, relegation of three (3) places and up to a $500 fine,
  2. Subsequent offences in the same year, exclusion and $500 fine.
15.15.1.6 During the first lap of practice, yellow flags will be displayed stationary indicating there will be no jumping.

15.15.2 Measurement of Engines

15.15.3 Measurement at Meetings

15.15.3.1 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.
15.15.3.2 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.
15.15.3.3 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.

15.15.4 Measurement: Australian and State Championship Events

15.15.4.1 For all Australian and State championship events:

  1. 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,
  2. 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,
  3. At the conclusion of that period, if no protest is received, the result will be final,
  4. 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,
  5. If no protest is received within that period, the seals may be removed,
  6. 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,
  7. No prize monies may be paid until measurer’s reports and seals are received or the expiration of 21 days whichever occurs first.

15.15.5 Starts and Finishes

15.15.6 Starts

15.15.6.1 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.
15.15.6.2 The method of starting will be as prescribed by supplementary regulations.
15.15.6.3 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.
15.15.6.4 Unless otherwise determined in the supplementary regulations, massed starts must be used.
15.15.6.5 The order and position of each competitor will be at the discretion of the Promoter and will be determined on the day of the event.
15.15.6.6 The starting grid for all events will:

  1. Have not less than one metre space for each solo motorcycle,
  2. Be in one straight line,
  3. Allow for no more than 40 competitors.
15.15.6.7 The maximum number of starters must be specified in supplementary regulations.
15.15.6.8 Unless otherwise determined in the supplementary regulations, for solo events:

  1. Individually backward falling devices, with each gate a minimum of 500mm and a maximum of 600mm in height, must be used,
  2. A rear barrier must be placed to prevent riders from moving their motorcycles no more than 600mm back from the gate.
  3. Preparation on the start gate is to be confined to the area between the rollback barrier and gate hinge and no materials may be brought onto the start area unless directed by the starter, on the instructions from a key official
  4. No work is to be done in front of the start gate (track proper) unless directed of a key official.
15.15.6.9 Unless otherwise determined in the supplementary regulations, for sidecar events, the width of the starting grid must permit a minimum of 15 machines in one row, with two metre space for each machine.
15.15.6.10 Unless otherwise determined in the supplementary regulations:

  1. All competitors must be called to the start line at least two minutes before each start,
  2. At the end of the two minutes, and when the starter is ready, a 15 second sign will be held up for a full 15 seconds,
  3. At the end of 15 seconds, a 5 second sign will be displayed,
  4. The gate will drop between 5 and 10 seconds after the 5 second sign is shown.
15.15.6.11 Competitors may use up to two starting blocks (one per side) up to a maximum of 100mm high and must be able to start in an event without additional aid while sitting on the machine.

15.15.7 Finishes

15.15.7.1 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, and
      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 15.15.7.1 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.

15.15.8 Finish Line

15.15.8.1 The finish line must be:

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

15.15.9 Juniors: Starts and Finishes

15.15.9.1 In addition to the general start requirements for all competitors, juniors must comply as follows:

  1. Competitors may use up to two starting blocks (one per side) up to a maximum of 100mm high and must be able to start in the event unaided while sitting on the machine,
  2. When assembled for the start of an event, and during the event, no competitor may receive outside assistance other than at the direction of the Steward, the Clerk of Course or the Starter,
  3. Pit board signals will not be used in junior competition. Riders/Pit crew who fail to obey this instruction are liable to exclusion for the duration of the competition. Refer GCR 7.1.7.
  4. When the number of competitors exceeds one full grid:
    1. Elimination heats and semi – finals must be held,
    2. The relevant controlling body may direct that events be decided by a final or finals, consisting of a number of rounds.
15.15.9.2 During the first lap of practice, yellow flags will be displayed stationary indicating there will be no jumping.

15.15.10 Stopping Events

15.15.10.1 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.
15.15.10.2 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.

15.15.11 Stopping and Re-running Events

15.15.11.1 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.

15.15.11.2 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.
15.15.11.3 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.
15.15.11.4 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.

15.15.11.5 If the race is interrupted after the chequered flag, the following procedure will apply:

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

15.15.12 Stopping and re-running of events where electronic timing is used

15.15.12.1 Where the Steward or the Clerk of Course has stopped a race due to danger the following will apply:

  1. If no more than two laps of the stopped race were completed.
    1. The stopped race will be declared null and void,
    2. The race may be rerun,
    3. The rerun race will be for the full race distance,
    4. The original grid positions will be used,
    5. The place of any machine unable to take part in the rerun race will be left vacant,
    6. Machines may be repaired or replaced providing this has been approved by the Clerk of Course.
  2. If more than two laps, but less than 75% of the race distance has been completed:
    1. The race may be restarted if possible, but only once,
    2. The restart must occur no more than one hour after the race has been stopped,
    3. The re-started race distance will be equal to the balance of the stopped race distance,
    4. Selection of grid positions for the re-started race will be determined by the order of competitors at the finish line of the last full lap of the stopped race,
    5. Only competitors who have completed at least 75% of the laps completed by the leading competitor at the time of stopping will be permitted to participate in the re-started race,
    6. Machines may be repaired or replaced providing this has been approved by the Clerk of Course,
    7. The stopped race and any rerun will be deemed to be parts of one race,
    8. The winner will be the competitor having the highest number of laps at the finish,
    9. Where two or more competitors complete the same number of laps the winning order will be determined by the time taken by each to complete those laps,
    10. If 75% or more of the scheduled race distance is completed full points will be awarded,
    11. If less than 75% of the scheduled race distance is completed half points will be awarded.

15.15.13 Scoring

15.15.13.1 An alternative points scoring system may be approved for an MA series event.
15.15.13.2 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.
15.15.13.3 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.
15.15.13.4 For Australian Motocross Championship, Australian Supercross Championship, and Australian Junior Motocross Championship, Scoring for all competition shall be as follows:

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

1 35 11 20 21 10
2 32 12 19 22 9
3 30 13 18 23 8
4 28 14 17 24 7
5 26 15 16 25 6
6 25 16 15 26 5
7 24 17 14 27 4
8 23 18 13 28 3
9 22 19 12 29 2
10 21 20 11 30 1
15.15.13.5 Scoring for events other than Australian Championships (see GCR 15.15.13.1 for Australian Championship scoring):

PLACE

 

POINTS

 

PLACE

 

POINTS

 

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

15.15.14 Allocation of Numbers: Australian Senior Motocross and Supercross Championships

15.15.14.1 The Number 1 number plate in each class will be allocated to the winner of the previous year’s Championship.

  1. The recipient of this number can choose not to use Number 1, but instead use their career number. The Number 1 plate or that competitor’s career number will not be used by any other competitor in that class.
  2. For the first round of each Championship the previous years’ Champion will carry a number plate with red background and white figures.
  3. The leader of each championship after the first round will use the number plate with red background & white figures.
15.15.14.2 MX2/SX2 and MX1/SX1 numbers after Number 1 will be allocated as career numbers by the MX Commission to a maximum of 20 riders using the following method:

  1. A competitor’s overall Championship results from the previous year’s Motocross & Supercross Championships will be used to decide the order in which they pick their career number, which is determined by:
  2. Aggregated Championship points awarded in both competitions and,
  3. Aggregating them as a percentage as calculated by the Motocross Commission of MA.
  4. Numbers 2 to 10 can only be chosen as career numbers by competitors who finished in the top ten of either MX2 or MX1 Championships. The first three from the MXD Championship may also choose a 2 to 10 number if available.
  5. Competitors who do not fit the above criteria may make an application to the Motocross Commission of MA for special consideration for a career number. The criteria for this would be recognised international riders, previous champions, etc.
15.15.14.3 If two or more competitors aggregate the same number of points, preference will be given to:

  1. Competitor who competed in the most championship events, then
  2. The competitor who achieved the highest number of points at the last championship round they both competed at.
15.15.14.4 For competitors to retain their career number they must compete in at least one round each year of either the MX or SX Championships, and score a minimum of 50 points in total of both Championships combined. Exemptions to be considered for injury, or international competitors.

15.15.15 Change of Machine during a Competition

15.15.15.1 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.

15.15.16 Radio Communication

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

15.16 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS:
AUSTRALIAN MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

15.16.1 Format

15.16.1.1 The Championship format must be approved by the Motocross Commission and published in supplementary regulations.

15.16.2 Practice and Qualifying

15.16.2.1 As directed in the supplementary regulations, any heats and qualifiers are to be held on the day of the meeting.
15.16.2.2 Timed practice for any event may be held either on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning.
15.16.2.3 All grid positions will be determined by qualifying times.
15.16.2.4 No competitor may enter the track for practicing on any of the eight days immediately preceding the event other than the official press day.
15.16.2.5 The 10 competitors leading the Championship prior to each subsequent round will qualify for the round.
15.16.2.6 The remaining 30 competitors shall lodge an expression of interest for the series as per the supplementary regulations.
15.16.2.7 MXD Championship

All competitors eligible for the MXD Championship in their first year of senior national competition must compete in the MXD Championship. Exception may be granted by the MX Commission where a rider has been senior at State level for a period of time and can demonstrate his or her ability at State open events, or where exceptional circumstance (i.e. rider size) is more suited to the MX1 class. On having moved to MX2 or MX1 events except as a wildcard entry then a competitor will no longer be eligible for the MXD Championship series.

15.16.3 The Event

15.16.3.1 For each class, a round will consist of a minimum of two races.
15.16.3.2 The duration of each race will be specified in supplementary regulations.
15.16.3.3 The races must be conducted on the same day with a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 40 competitors in each race.
15.16.3.4 Each competitor may compete on a substitute machine, provided that the competitor must notify the Clerk of Course before commencement of the race in which the substitution is to be made.

15.16.4 Scoring for Each Race

15.16.4.1 Points will be awarded as per GCR 15.15.13.1

15.16.5 Stops and Restarts

15.16.5.1 Red Flag Race Stops and Restart Procedures

  1. Any race start or restart will be considered an official part of the event even if the start or restart does not result in a lap being completed by the leader. Therefore, any infractions will be deemed valid and ruled upon accordingly.
  2. In the case of a false start (gate malfunction), a race will be restarted with the riders returning to their original starting positions.
  3. Riders who are not present at the starting gate for the original start of a race are barred from any subsequent restarts.
  4. Riders who are present at the gate but are unable to start due to a stalled motorcycle may join the race from the starting area at anytime during the race.
  5. Riders who are unable to join the race by this procedure are barred from any subsequent restarts.
15.16.5.2 Restarts

  1. Where the race is stopped (with fewer than three laps completed by the race leader / whether it be a Heat, Last Chance Qualifier or Main Event):
    1. A red flag will be displayed to the riders.
    2. The race will be considered null and void.
    3. The riders will return to the starting area and a re-start will take place as soon as possible.
    4. The riders will keep their initial starting order.
    5. The riders will be restarted from the starting gate.
    6. Riders who were present at the starting gate for the original start of the race but were unable to start and who did not join the race before the red flag was displayed are not authorized to take the restart.
    7. The race will be run for the original number of laps, or period of time where applicable.
    8. In the case of a Final, if it is found impossible to restart then this Final will be declared cancelled and not count for the Championship.
  2. Where the race is stopped (with more than three laps and less than 75% of the total distance completed by the race leader, rounded down to the nearest whole number of laps / whether it be a Heat, Last Chance Qualifier or Main Event):
    1. A red flag will be displayed to the riders.
    2. The riders will return to the starting area and a re-start will take place as soon as possible.
    3. A minimum of 10 minutes from the time that the red flag is displayed will be given to make repairs or adjustments.
    4. The race may be re-started before the minimum 10 minute waiting time only if all riders indicate to the Race Director that they are ready to start.
    5. Repairs or adjustments may only be made in the starting area.
    6. The starting order will be determined by each rider’s race position at the end of the lap preceding the stopping of the race.
    7. Riders will be restarted from a staggered standing start in the starting area.
      1. Riders will be lined up in a staggered formation beginning on the starting straight at a start line located by the first turn, starting with the rider that was in the first position and continuing back towards the starting area.
      2. Riders not ready to take their position in line will be placed last.
      3. Once all riders are in position, a yellow flag will be displayed to indicate that the start will be within 30 seconds. Once the yellow flag has been removed, the starter will then display a green flag to signal the start.
      4. Riders may not overtake the rider in front of them until they pass the designated starting line.
      5. Any rider that does overtake the rider in front of them before the starting line will have been deemed to have jumped the start and will be penalized a minimum of two positions in the final results.
      6. Eligible riders who are unable to participate in the re-start due to a stalled motorcycle or continued repairs may join the race from the starting area at any time during the race.
      7. Riders who were no longer actively participating in race at the time when the red flag was displayed are not authorized to take part in the restart.
    8. The race will be run for the remaining number of laps /time.
    9. In the case of a Main Event, full championship points will be awarded.
    10. The race will be deemed a two-part heat
  3. Where the race is stopped with more than 75% of the total distance completed by the race leader, rounded down to the nearest whole number of laps /time whether it be a Heat, Last Chance Qualifier or Final):
    1. A finish flag will be displayed to the riders.
    2. The race will be declared with the finishing order as per the last full completed lap.

15.17 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS:
AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

15.17.1 Format

15.17.1.1 The format for both classes of the championships will must be as determined approved by the Motocross Commission and published in supplementary regulations.

15.17.2 Warm Up Lap

15.17.3.1 During the first lap of any practice yellow flags are to displayed stationary to indicate there will be no jumping.

15.17.3 Grid Positions

15.17.4.1 Grid selection will be determined by qualifying times.
15.17.4.2 Conditions of qualifying must be stipulated in the supplementary regulations.

15.17.4 Practice and Timed Qualifying

15.17.5.1 Practice for championship events must be:

  1. Outdoor events – minimum 8 minutes for first session and minimum 10 minutes for second session,
15.17.5.2 If the track is altered during the course of the meeting, at least one inspection lap must be offered to all qualified remaining competitors.

15.18 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS:

AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

15.18.1 Format

15.18.1.1 The format of the championships will be:

CLASSES

FORMAT

Under 80cc 7 minutes + 1 lap
Sidecars 7 minutes + 1 lap
80cc and over 10 minutes + 1 lap
15.18.1.2 At least five practice laps must be offered to riders prior to the commencement of racing.
15.18.1.3 There will be a minimum of five legs per class.
15.18.1.4 If heats and finals are required:

  1. Heats will be three legs per class, with heats to be mixed, and
  2. Finals will be three legs per class.

15.18.2 Allocation of Numbers

15.18.2.1 A competitor’s racing number will be determined as follows:

  1. The first digit will be the first digit of the postcode for the competitor’s state of residency, except the Northern Territory, which will be 1,
  2. The remainder of the number will be at the discretion of the relevant controlling body.

15.18.3 Venues

15.18.3.1 Venues used for Australian Junior Motocross Championships will be closed to competitors for a minimum of 21 days prior to the event.

15.18.4 Interstate Challenge

15.18.4.1 Format – Each state is to choose a team of eight (8) junior competitors from a minimum of four (4) different classes to compete for the Interstate Cup Challenge. Each competitor must be entered for the Australian Junior Motocross Championship, prior to the closing date. Team members must be named and the Race Secretary be informed by the end of practice.
15.18.4.2 Scoring – Each competitor will be scored as per GCR 15.15.13.1 within their own class. At the end of the Australian Junior Motocross Championship the highest point scoring six (6) team members from each state, will have their final placing re-scored using GCR 15.15.13.1 (table) to give an overall score. The State with the highest overall team score will be deemed the winner of the Interstate Cup Challenge.
15.18.4.3 Awards – A perpetual trophy will be awarded to the winning State, with each member of the team receiving a participation memento.

15.18.5 Practice and Qualifying

15.18.5.1 All grid positions will be determined by practice/qualifying times. Timed qualifying would be from the second practice session. Where entries exceed gate capacity heats will be determined by random draw.