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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

7.2 Protests


7.2.1 Right of Protest

7.2.1.1 With the exception of penalties imposed during an event any entrant or competitor may protest:

  1. Against a decision to reject an application by a competition licence holder to compete in any competition,
  2. Against a decision, action or determination of any official,
  3. Against the action or conduct of any other competitor, entrant, mechanic or team member during the course of any event.
7.2.1.2 Any protest must:

  1. Be in writing,
  2. Be accompanied by the prescribed fee which will be refunded if the protest is upheld, or if not must be remitted to the Relevant Controlling Body,
  3. Be made to a Steward of the relevant meeting,
  4. Comply with the following time limits:
    1. For a protest under sub-Rules a) and b) of the previous Rule, as soon as practicable after being informed of the decision
    2. For a protest under sub-Rule c) of the previous Rule, no more than 30 minutes after the action or conduct,
    3. For a protest under sub-Rule c) in a Speedway or Supercross meeting, no more than five (5) minutes after the action or conduct.

7.2.2 Protest Hearings

7.2.2.1 A Steward must hear and determine any protest and must notify the outcome to the protester, and any person materially affected, within a reasonable time.
7.2.2.2 A Steward may refer any question raised in any protest, or the protest itself, to the relevant appellate body and must:

  1. Notify such referral to the protester, and to any person materially affected by the protest,
  2. Provide to the appellate body all evidence and exhibits submitted to the Steward in relation to that protest,
  3. Comply with all directions and instructions of the appellate body.
7.2.2.3 In hearing and determining any protest, a Steward may:

  1. Direct any reasonable alteration or modification to any course,
  2. Alter or amend any program,
  3. Overrule, vary or amend any decision or direction of an official,
  4. Substitute for any decision of an official, the decision of the Steward with or without conditions,
  5. Give such directions, instructions or orders as the Steward thinks fit for the efficient and fair conduct of any competition,
  6. Alter, vary or amend the result of, or prize for, any competition,
  7. Do whatever is necessary for the proper consideration of the protest.
7.2.2.4 In hearing and determining any protest, a Steward must apply the following principles:

  1. The protester and any person materially affected or likely to be so affected by the outcome of the protest must be notified of the protest and the time and place fixed for the hearing,
  2. The determination of the protest must be in writing and published to the protester and any person affected by the determination,
  3. The principles of natural justice must apply,
  4. The protester and any person materially affected or likely to be so affected by the determination may not be represented by a legal practitioner,
  5. The Steward is not bound by the rules of evidence and may be informed of facts in such manner as the Steward thinks fit,
  6. The Steward must determine the protest according to equity, good conscience and the substantial merits of the case,
  7. Unless otherwise ordered, every decision made by a Steward will take effect from the moment of pronouncement of the decision.

7.2.3 Protests – Juniors

7.2.3.1 In addition to the Rules regulating the making of protests in all competitions, Juniors must comply with the following:

  1. A protest may only be made by a competitor,
  2. The competitor must indicate the protest to an official prior to returning to the pits,
  3. The Clerk of Course must designate an area, to be announced at the riders’ briefing and to be marked by a purple flag, where an official must be present to note any indications of protest,
  4. No discussion on the content of the protest may take place at the marked position,
  5. A competitor who indicates a protest must return to the pits and present the protest to the Clerk of Course.

7.2 Protests


7.2.1 Right of Protest

7.2.1.1 With the exception of penalties imposed during an event any entrant or competitor may protest:

  1. Against a decision to reject an application by a competition licence holder to compete in any competition,
  2. Against a decision, action or determination of any official,
  3. Against the action or conduct of any other competitor, entrant, mechanic or team member during the course of any event.
7.2.1.2 Any protest must:

  1. Be in writing,
  2. Be accompanied by the prescribed fee which will be refunded if the protest is upheld, or if not must be remitted to the Relevant Controlling Body,
  3. Be made to a Steward of the relevant meeting,
  4. Comply with the following time limits:
    1. For a protest under sub-Rules a) and b) of the previous Rule, as soon as practicable after being informed of the decision
    2. For a protest under sub-Rule c) of the previous Rule, no more than 30 minutes after the action or conduct,
    3. For a protest under sub-Rule c) in a Speedway or Supercross meeting, no more than five (5) minutes after the action or conduct.

7.2.2 Protest Hearings

7.2.2.1 A Steward must hear and determine any protest and must notify the outcome to the protester, and any person materially affected, within a reasonable time.
7.2.2.2 A Steward may refer any question raised in any protest, or the protest itself, to the relevant appellate body and must:

  1. Notify such referral to the protester, and to any person materially affected by the protest,
  2. Provide to the appellate body all evidence and exhibits submitted to the Steward in relation to that protest,
  3. Comply with all directions and instructions of the appellate body.
7.2.2.3 In hearing and determining any protest, a Steward may:

  1. Direct any reasonable alteration or modification to any course,
  2. Alter or amend any program,
  3. Overrule, vary or amend any decision or direction of an official,
  4. Substitute for any decision of an official, the decision of the Steward with or without conditions,
  5. Give such directions, instructions or orders as the Steward thinks fit for the efficient and fair conduct of any competition,
  6. Alter, vary or amend the result of, or prize for, any competition,
  7. Do whatever is necessary for the proper consideration of the protest.
7.2.2.4 In hearing and determining any protest, a Steward must apply the following principles:

  1. The protester and any person materially affected or likely to be so affected by the outcome of the protest must be notified of the protest and the time and place fixed for the hearing,
  2. The determination of the protest must be in writing and published to the protester and any person affected by the determination,
  3. The principles of natural justice must apply,
  4. The protester and any person materially affected or likely to be so affected by the determination may not be represented by a legal practitioner,
  5. The Steward is not bound by the rules of evidence and may be informed of facts in such manner as the Steward thinks fit,
  6. The Steward must determine the protest according to equity, good conscience and the substantial merits of the case,
  7. Unless otherwise ordered, every decision made by a Steward will take effect from the moment of pronouncement of the decision.

7.2.3 Protests – Juniors

7.2.3.1 In addition to the Rules regulating the making of protests in all competitions, Juniors must comply with the following:

  1. A protest may only be made by a competitor,
  2. The competitor must indicate the protest to an official prior to returning to the pits,
  3. The Clerk of Course must designate an area, to be announced at the riders’ briefing and to be marked by a purple flag, where an official must be present to note any indications of protest,
  4. No discussion on the content of the protest may take place at the marked position,
  5. A competitor who indicates a protest must return to the pits and present the protest to the Clerk of Course.