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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 13C: COMPETITION RULES


13.6 ELIGIBILITY: GENERAL

13.6.0.1 No person may participate in any competition, other than an Australian Championship, unless and until that person’s clothing and machine have been examined and approved by the Scrutineer for that competition.
13.6.0.2 No person may participate in an Australian Championship unless and until:

  1. That person’s clothing and machine have been examined and approved by the Scrutineer for that meeting, or
  2. If stipulated in supplementary regulations, the person provides the Scrutineer with a signed checklist that the clothing and machine have been self-scrutineered.
13.6.0.3 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
13.6.0.4 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.
13.6.0.5 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.
13.6.0.6 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.

13.7 ELIGIBILITY: ROAD BIKE FREESTYLE

13.7.1 Road Bike Freestyle Licence Conditions

13.7.1.1 No person may participate in Road Bike Freestyle unless they:

  1. Are at least 18 years of age,
  2. Have a current MA Senior National Competition licence endorsed for Road Bike Freestyle by the relevant controlling body,
  3. Wear the required protective clothing as per GCR 13.10
13.7.1.2 To gain a Road Bike Freestyle endorsement, a rider must:

  1. Have a MA Senior National Competition licence,
  2. Successfully complete the MA competency assessment for Road Bike Freestyle conducted by an assessor approved by MA.
13.7.1.3 A person with this endorsement can only perform at MA approved events.
13.7.1.4 The endorsing assessor/coach must:

  1. Reach the requirements set by MA to endorse Road Bike Freestyle,
  2. Have a minimum Level 1 Coaching Accreditation and Licence.

13.7.2 Road Bike Freestyle Machine Eligibility

13.7.2.1 Any size machine is acceptable for Road Bike Freestyle

13.8 ELIGIBILITY: JUNIOR COMPETITION

13.8.0.1 In Junior competition,

  1. A rider’s 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.
13.8.0.2 No person who is unable to lift his or her machine unaided from the horizontal to the vertical may compete in any Junior competition.

  1. Junior competitors in the age groups listed in GCR 13.5 may compete in the corresponding classes:
  2. No applicant will be issued with their first competition licence if they are under the age of seven (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 four (4) years,
  4. Subject to the following two GCRs, a Relevant Controlling Body may permit age group racing, graded racing, or a combination of both,
  5. 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 and 100cc – 150cc 4 stroke single cylinder,
      2. 100cc – 150cc single cylinder & 250cc 4 stroke.
  6. A relevant controlling body may grade junior competitors according to their respective skills.
13.8.0.3 Subject to GCR 13.8.0.1, Competitors aged 14 to under 16 years in the Road Race discipline may compete in other than a Junior competition if that competition is:

  1. 125cc GP class,
  2. 250 Mono class,
  3. Moto3 class,
  4. 250/300/500 Production class
13.8.0.4 Competitors aged 14 to under 16 years may participate in classes listed in GCR 13.8.0.3, provided the following conditions are met:

  1. The State Controlling Body is satisfied of their competence,
  2. The competitor obtains a licence endorsement for Road Racing only,
  3. The competitor competes in the classes listed in GCR 13.8.0.3 or in combined classes with similar performing machines e.g. 250/300/500 Production, 400cc 4-Stroke,
  4. Where Road Race classes are combined as per c) above, Supermoto-type machines may not be combined with any other Road Race machine category.
13.8.0.5 State legislation will override GCR 13.8.0.4 where applicable. Note: Competitors under the age of 15 years are not permitted to participate in competition other than junior competition in the state of New South Wales.

13.8.1 Junior Road Race Endorsements

13.8.1.1 Endorsements will be issued for:

  1. Up to 85cc 2-stroke & 160cc 4-stroke
  2. 125cc 2-stroke & 250cc 4-stroke
  3. Road Race 14 to under 16 race with seniors

13.9 GENERAL RULES

13.9.1 Homologation

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

13.9.2 Helmet Cameras

13.9.2.1 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. Helmet cameras are subject to approval by Chief Scrutineer.

13.9.3 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

13.10 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

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

13.10.1 Helmet

13.10.1.1 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:

13.10.2 Approval labels for helmets

13.10.2.1 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

13.10.3 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
13.10.3.1 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]

13.10.4 Clothing

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

  1. Where jackets or one-piece suits are fitted with front opening slide fasteners, a safety strap must be fitted and secured at the neck,
  2. In the case of a jacket and trousers, provision must be made to attach the rear of the jacket securely to the trousers,
  3. The following areas must be padded with at least a double layer of leather or enclosed plastic foam at least 8mm thick:
    1. Shoulders,
    2. Elbows,
    3. Both sides of torso and hip joint, and
    4. Knees.
13.10.4.2 A commercially manufactured back protector, which continuously covers the back area between the collar line and the base of the spine if wearing leathers or a full Kevlar suit.

13.10.5 Footwear

13.10.5.1 Boots with ankle and calf protection which must:

  1. Be constructed of leather or other material of similar or greater durability, but not constructed of rubber,
  2. At least overlap the suit or trousers when the rider is in the normal riding position,
  3. Not have soft leather soles.
13.10.5.2 Knee and boot scrapers that spark when dragged on the ground are forbidden
13.10.5.3 Sidecar rider and passengers may wear ankle length boots.

13.10.6 Gloves

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

13.10.7 Goggles and Visors

13.10.7.1 Eye protection, including spectacles, protective goggles, helmet visors and/or ‘tear-offs’ must be worn provided:

  1. Eye protectors and spectacles are made of non-shattering material,
  2. Eye protectors which cause visual disturbance are not to be used,
  3. Visors are an integral part of the helmet,
  4. Metal or perspex face shields are not used,
  5. Eye shades or peaks are of a flexible material.

13.10.8 Hair and Jewellery

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

13.10.9 Footwear in pits

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

13.11 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

13.11.1 Number Plates

13.11.1.1 For Road Racing a minimum of two (2) allocated numbers and number plates are required:

  1. one on the front, either in the centre of the fairing or slightly off to one side,
  2. one across the top of the rear seat section with the top of the number facing toward the rider.
13.11.1.2 Number plates must:

  1. Where they are not an integral part of the machine or streamlining and are under 1.6mm thickness, have rolled or wire edges,
  2. In the case of rectangular plates, have corners formed to a 38mm radius,
  3. In the case of bolt-on number plates, be made of 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.
13.11.1.3 Front number plates must have figures which are clearly visible at a distance of 20 metres and a solid 10mm border.
13.11.1.4 If used, side number plates must:

  1. Be fitted above a horizontal line drawn through the rear axle on faired machines, be placed on the fairing flanks in a position where they are not obscured by the riders legs, or in the mid to rear section of the lower fairing (belly pan),
  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, on unfaired machines be located behind the rider in a position where they are not obscured by a seated rider and do not present a safety hazard,
  3. these numbers must be the same size as the front numbers.
13.11.1.5 Number backgrounds on side number plates may be an integral part of the rear seat section or fairing.
13.11.1.6 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.

13.11.2 Number Plate Colours

13.11.2.1 Number plate colours for senior and junior competition must be as follows:

SENIOR CAPACITY OR CLASS

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Up to 125cc Black White
126cc to 250cc Dark Green White
251cc to 350cc Mid Blue White
351cc to 500cc Canary Yellow Black
501cc to 750cc White Black
751cc and over Mail Box Red White
Australian Superbike White Black
Up to 500cc Sidecar Canary Yellow Black
Over 500cc Sidecar White Black
Formula Two Sidecar Mail Box Red White

JUNIOR CAPACITY

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Up to 70cc Canary Yellow Black
70cc and over Black White
13.11.2.2 Additional colour combinations may be used, at the discretion of the relevant controlling body.
13.11.2.3 Australian Superbikes may use any contrasting colour on side number plates providing they are legible at 20 metres.

13.11.3 Number Plate Figures

13.11.3.1 Unless otherwise specified in supplementary regulations, road race discipline number figures must be Arial Rounded MT Bold font; the serif on number one (1) may be shortened or removed but not extended.
13.11.3.2 Figures must be clearly legible, the minimum dimensions being:

DIMENSION

MEASUREMENT (mm)

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

13.11.4 Junior Number Plates

13.11.4.1 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.

13.12 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS

13.12.1 Flags and Signals

13.12.1.1 The minimum dimensions of all flags must be 500mm x 500mm.
13.12.1.2 Track flags and signals have the following meanings:

FLAG SIGNAL

MEANING AND REQUIREMENT OF COMPETITOR

National flag dropped or raised Start
Red flag displayed Race or practice stopped prematurely. Competitors must slow down, must not overtake and must slowly proceed to the parc fermé, pits, or other area indicated to them by officials. The red flag will also be used to signal the end of a demonstration
Black flag held stationary and black board with rider’s number Competitor with number indicated on black board must stop at the pits on the next lap
Yellow flag held stationary Danger, ride slowly, overtaking is forbidden
Yellow flag waved Immediate danger, slow down, prepare to stop, overtaking forbidden
Yellow flag with red stripes held stationary Deterioration of adhesion of the track
White flag waved Slow moving intervention vehicle on track
Blue flag held stationary Overtaking signal warning that competitor is soon to be overtaken
Blue flag waved Overtaking signal warning that rider is about to be overtaken
Green flag held stationary waved Course clear
Last lap board The last lap of the race is about to commence
Purple Flag Protest flag for all junior competitors
Black and white chequered flag waved Finish of Race, Practice session or Qualifying
13.12.1.3 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

13.12.2 Measurement of Engines

13.12.3 Measurement at Meetings

13.12.3.1 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.
13.12.3.2 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.
13.12.3.3 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.

13.12.4 Measurement: Australian and State Championship Events

13.12.4.1 For all Australian and State championship events:

  1. All machines must have provision for the placement of sealing wire,
  2. An entrant may request that the entrant’s machine be measured and sealed before the event. As soon as practicable after receiving the request the measurer for the event must measure and seal the machine. Any machine examined under this sub-rule may, on application by the entrant, at the discretion of the measurer, be exempted from further examination at the event,
  3. The first, second, third and fourth placed machines must be impounded for a period of 30 minutes immediately following the event, pending any protest, and the event result will be provisional,
  4. At the conclusion of that period, if no protest is received, the result will be final,
  5. If the machines are to be ridden in another event within that period, they must be sealed before being returned to the competitor for that event,
  6. If no protest is received within that period, the seals may be removed,
  7. Any machine sealed as the result of a protest may only be measured by a measurer. All measurer’s reports, together with the seals, must be delivered to the relevant controlling body within 21 days after the event,
  8. No prize monies may be paid until measurer’s reports and seals are received or the expiration of 21 days whichever occurs first.

13.12.5 Venues

13.12.5.1 Road Racing venues will be licensed by MA.

13.12.6 Qualifying

13.12.6.1 Unless otherwise provided for in the supplementary regulations, qualifying for starting grid positions must be held.
13.12.6.2 For events consisting of more than one (1) race, starting grid positions will be determined by the following methods:

  1. For the first race, by qualifying time,
  2. Subject to the supplementary regulations, for a subsequent race in the same event, by qualifying order or by the order of finishing in the immediately preceding race.
13.12.6.3 In the absence of qualifying, the Clerk of Course must allocate starting grid positions.
13.12.6.4 Subject to the supplementary regulations, the Clerk of Course may permit to start any competitor who has not qualified to start.

13.12.7 Starts

13.12.7.1 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.
13.12.7.2 The method of starting will be as prescribed by supplementary regulations.
13.12.7.3 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.

13.12.8 Starting Grid Format: Solo

13.12.8.1 The starting grid format for solo machines will be as follows:

  1. The fastest qualifying machine will occupy pole position which will be in the front row on the opposite side of the track from the direction of the first corner,
  2. The remaining machines will be arranged on the grid in descending order of qualifying times, according to the following pattern.
  3. All machines must start within their nominated grid position parallel to track direction.
13.12.8.2 The grid formation for solo competition is 4x4x4(…). For FIM championship approved tracks the grid formation is 3x3x3(…) or other grid formations that may form part of the venue licence. For a specific venue formation details and dimensions can be found in the MA track guidelines.

13.12.9 Starting Grid Format: Sidecars

13.12.9.1 The starting grid format for sidecars will be as follows:

  1. The fastest qualifying machine will occupy pole position which will be in the front row on the opposite side of the track from the direction of the first corner,
  2. The remaining machines will be arranged on the grid in descending order of qualifying times according to the following pattern:
13.12.9.2 The grid formation details and dimensions for sidecar competition can be found in the MA track guidelines

13.12.10 Jump Starts

13.12.10.1 Each machine must remain stationary within its grid position until the start signal is given.
13.12.10.2 A jump start occurs when there is any movement from the machine or the machine is not in its nominated grid position when the field is in the starters control prior to the start signal being shown.

13.12.11 Finishes

13.12.11.1 For events where speed is the determinant:

  1. A chequered flag must be displayed to each competitor as each crosses the line, with the flag being displayed:
    1. To the first to complete the event, who will, subject to the results of any protests, be the winner, and
    2. Thereafter to each competitor who:
      1. Has completed not less than 75% of the event distance,
      2. Is still competing in the event on the lap in which the chequered flag is displayed to the winner, with the sequence of completion of the event being the determinant of placings.
  2. The finish of the event occurs when the flag is displayed to the last competitor under GCR 13.12.11.1 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.

13.12.12 Juniors: Starts and Finishes

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

  1. 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,
  2. Pit board signals may be used for junior road race,
  3. When the number of competitors exceeds one full grid:
    1. Elimination heats must be held which may include semi-finals,
    2. The relevant controlling body may direct that events be decided by a final or finals, consisting of a number of rounds.

13.12.13 Stopping Events

13.12.13.1 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.
13.12.13.2 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.

13.12.14 Stopping and Re-running

13.12.14.1 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 (1) or more of the other competitors in the event,

may declare the event void and order a re-run.

13.12.14.2 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.
13.12.14.3 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.
13.12.14.4 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, or
    5. Had been lapped during the course of the stopped event,

    may not participate.

13.12.14.5 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 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.
13.12.14.6 Where the Steward or Clerk of Course has stopped a race due to danger, the following will apply:

  1. If no more than two (2) laps of the stopped race were completed:
    1. The stopped race will be declared null and void,
    2. The race may be re-run,
    3. The re-run 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 re-run race will be left vacant,
    6. Machines may be repaired or replaced provided they have been approved by the Scrutineer.
  2. If more than two (2) laps, but less than 75% of the race distance, have been completed:
    1. The race may be re-started, but only once,
    2. The restart must occur no more than 30 minutes after the race has been stopped,
    3. The re-started race distance will be equal to the balance of the stopped race distance,
    4. Positions on the grid 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 provided they have been approved by the Scrutineer,
    7. The stopped race and any re-run will be deemed to be parts of the one (1) race,
    8. The winner will be the competitor having the highest number of laps at the finish,
    9. Where two (2) 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 at least 75% 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.

13.12.15 Refuelling

13.12.15.1 During refuelling, each machine must be stationary with the engine stopped.
13.12.15.2 Refuelling will be deemed to have commenced when the fuel tank has been opened and completed when the tank is closed.
13.12.15.3 While refuelling is being undertaken in pit lane, one (1) pit crew member must:

  1. Be designated to attend to any fire which may occur,
  2. Stand near the machine and overhead tower (if used),
  3. Have a minimum 9kg fire extinguisher suitable for extinguishing inflammable liquid fires ready to operate.

13.12.16 Refuelling Devices: Endurance/Pit Stop Races

13.12.16.1 When the supplementary regulations allow for refueling in pit lane during an event, the Scrutineer of the meeting, or their nominee, prior to that event must specifically approve the refuelling equipment. The inspection procedure will be detailed in supplementary regulations.
13.12.16.2 Refuelling may only be carried out by the use of either:

  1. An overhead tower, or
  2. A refuelling churn.
13.12.16.3 Overhead tower refuelling systems must comply with the following:

  1. Fuel to be stored in a single container no more than two (2) metres above pit lane,
  2. The container must not exceed 40 litres in capacity and must have a closed top,
  3. A filler cap must be fitted,
  4. A breather pipe not exceeding 70mm inside diameter must be fitted,
  5. The container may have a conical bottom, with the overall height of the container and cone not exceeding 800mm,
  6. A flexible hose not exceeding 40mm inside diameter and two (2) metres in length must be fitted to the bottom of the container and equipped with a “dead man” shut-off valve,
  7. The container may be fitted with tubing of not more than 120mm in length and inside diameter of 25mm beyond the shut off valve,
  8. The container must be mounted on a self-supporting tower and must not be held by or attached to any person,
  9. Cistern type fuel cocks are not permitted.
13.12.16.4 The overhead tower, including reservoir and delivery hose must:

  1. Remain behind the pit wall, or
  2. Be contained entirely within the pit garage.
13.12.16.5 Delivery hoses may be moved into the pit lane from pit garages a maximum of three (3) minutes prior to any pit stop and must be held by the relevant attendant at all times while in pit lane.
13.12.16.6 Refuelling churns must comply with the following:

  1. A maximum capacity of 40 litres,
  2. Be designed to prevent fuel spillage regardless of the angle at which the churn is oriented,
  3. May have a conical bottom, with the overall height of the churn and cone not exceeding 800mm,
  4. Be fitted with a single flexible delivery hose with minimum flexibility between the churn and the fuel cock.
13.12.16.7 All churns and associated equipment must;

  1. Remain behind the pit wall, or
  2. Be contained entirely within the pit garage.
13.12.16.8 Churns may be moved into the pit lane from pit garages a maximum of three (3) minutes prior to any pit stop and must be held by the relevant attendant at all times while in pit lane.
13.12.16.9 Any refuelling in pit lane or paddock area not utilising the above procedures must:

  1. Be under taken with the machine either totally within a pit garage, or
  2. In an area of the paddock specifically designated for the purpose of refuelling.

13.12.17 Change of machine during a competition

13.12.17.1 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.

13.12.18 Radio Communication

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

13.12.19 Scoring

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

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

1 25 11 10
2 20 12 9
3 18 13 8
4 17 14 7
5 16 15 6
6 15 16 5
7 14 17 4
8 13 18 3
9 12 19 2
10 11 20 1
13.12.19.2 If a tie on points occurs for any position in an event which is conducted over more than one (1) race, the tying competitor who has the higher finishing position in the final race of the event will be awarded the position.
13.12.19.3 If a tie on points occurs for any position in a Series, the tying competitor who has the greatest number of higher placing’s in the Series will be awarded the position.
13.12.19.4 An alternative points scoring system may be approved for an MA series event.
13.12.19.5 If a tie on points occurs for any position in an event which is conducted over more than one leg, the tying competitor who has the higher finishing position in the final leg of the event will be awarded the position.
13.12.19.6 If a tie on points occurs for any position in a series, the tying competitor who has the greatest number of higher placings in the series will be awarded the position.

13.13 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS:
AUSTRALIAN SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP

13.13.1 Australian Superbike Championship: Allocation of Numbers

13.13.1.1 In each class, riding numbers from one (1) to ten (10) will be allocated to riders in the order they finished the previous year’s Series.

13.13.2 Australian Superbike Championship: Starting

13.13.2.1 Each event:

  1. Must use a clutch start,
  2. Must be preceded by a sighting lap and a warm-up lap.
13.13.2.2 Any competitor who does not complete the warm-up lap must start the event from pit lane.
13.13.2.3 Pole position will be on the side of the track opposite to the direction taken by the track in the first corner after the start.

13.13.3 Australian Superbike Championship: Restriction on Tyres

13.13.3.1 In Superbike events, where there is a restriction on the number of tyres used, hand cut slicks will be deemed to be slicks.

13.13.4 Australian Superbike Championship: Points and Ties

13.13.4.1 The competitor who obtains pole position will receive one (1) additional point in the Championship.
13.13.4.2 In the event of a tie, the competitor with the greatest number of highest placings will be awarded one (1) additional point.
13.13.4.3 Where a tie still exists, the competitor with the highest placing in the round, which is that competitor’s lowest scoring event in the series, will be awarded one (1) additional point.

13.13.5 Australian Superbike Championship: Race Distances

13.13.5.1 The race distances will be according to the Series supplementary regulations.

13.13.6 Australian Superbike Championship: Scrutineering

13.13.6.1 Machines must be delivered to an area nominated by the series Scrutineer at the conclusion of each series race and qualifying session.
13.13.6.2 Machines may not be removed from that area without the permission of the series Scrutineer.

SECTION 13C: COMPETITION RULES


13.6 ELIGIBILITY: GENERAL

13.6.0.1 No person may participate in any competition, other than an Australian Championship, unless and until that person’s clothing and machine have been examined and approved by the Scrutineer for that competition.
13.6.0.2 No person may participate in an Australian Championship unless and until:

  1. That person’s clothing and machine have been examined and approved by the Scrutineer for that meeting, or
  2. If stipulated in supplementary regulations, the person provides the Scrutineer with a signed checklist that the clothing and machine have been self-scrutineered.
13.6.0.3 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
13.6.0.4 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.
13.6.0.5 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.
13.6.0.6 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.

13.7 ELIGIBILITY: ROAD BIKE FREESTYLE

13.7.1 Road Bike Freestyle Licence Conditions

13.7.1.1 No person may participate in Road Bike Freestyle unless they:

  1. Are at least 18 years of age,
  2. Have a current MA Senior National Competition licence endorsed for Road Bike Freestyle by the relevant controlling body,
  3. Wear the required protective clothing as per GCR 13.10
13.7.1.2 To gain a Road Bike Freestyle endorsement, a rider must:

  1. Have a MA Senior National Competition licence,
  2. Successfully complete the MA competency assessment for Road Bike Freestyle conducted by an assessor approved by MA.
13.7.1.3 A person with this endorsement can only perform at MA approved events.
13.7.1.4 The endorsing assessor/coach must:

  1. Reach the requirements set by MA to endorse Road Bike Freestyle,
  2. Have a minimum Level 1 Coaching Accreditation and Licence.

13.7.2 Road Bike Freestyle Machine Eligibility

13.7.2.1 Any size machine is acceptable for Road Bike Freestyle

13.8 ELIGIBILITY: JUNIOR COMPETITION

13.8.0.1 In Junior competition,

  1. A rider’s 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.
13.8.0.2 No person who is unable to lift his or her machine unaided from the horizontal to the vertical may compete in any Junior competition.

  1. Junior competitors in the age groups listed in GCR 13.5 may compete in the corresponding classes:
  2. No applicant will be issued with their first competition licence if they are under the age of seven (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 four (4) years,
  4. Subject to the following two GCRs, a Relevant Controlling Body may permit age group racing, graded racing, or a combination of both,
  5. 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 and 100cc – 150cc 4 stroke single cylinder,
      2. 100cc – 150cc single cylinder & 250cc 4 stroke.
  6. A relevant controlling body may grade junior competitors according to their respective skills.
13.8.0.3 Subject to GCR 13.8.0.1, Competitors aged 14 to under 16 years in the Road Race discipline may compete in other than a Junior competition if that competition is:

  1. 125cc GP class,
  2. 250 Mono class,
  3. Moto3 class,
  4. 250/300/500 Production class
13.8.0.4 Competitors aged 14 to under 16 years may participate in classes listed in GCR 13.8.0.3, provided the following conditions are met:

  1. The State Controlling Body is satisfied of their competence,
  2. The competitor obtains a licence endorsement for Road Racing only,
  3. The competitor competes in the classes listed in GCR 13.8.0.3 or in combined classes with similar performing machines e.g. 250/300/500 Production, 400cc 4-Stroke,
  4. Where Road Race classes are combined as per c) above, Supermoto-type machines may not be combined with any other Road Race machine category.
13.8.0.5 State legislation will override GCR 13.8.0.4 where applicable. Note: Competitors under the age of 15 years are not permitted to participate in competition other than junior competition in the state of New South Wales.

13.8.1 Junior Road Race Endorsements

13.8.1.1 Endorsements will be issued for:

  1. Up to 85cc 2-stroke & 160cc 4-stroke
  2. 125cc 2-stroke & 250cc 4-stroke
  3. Road Race 14 to under 16 race with seniors

13.9 GENERAL RULES

13.9.1 Homologation

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

13.9.2 Helmet Cameras

13.9.2.1 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. Helmet cameras are subject to approval by Chief Scrutineer.

13.9.3 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

13.10 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

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

13.10.1 Helmet

13.10.1.1 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:

13.10.2 Approval labels for helmets

13.10.2.1 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

13.10.3 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
13.10.3.1 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]

13.10.4 Clothing

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

  1. Where jackets or one-piece suits are fitted with front opening slide fasteners, a safety strap must be fitted and secured at the neck,
  2. In the case of a jacket and trousers, provision must be made to attach the rear of the jacket securely to the trousers,
  3. The following areas must be padded with at least a double layer of leather or enclosed plastic foam at least 8mm thick:
    1. Shoulders,
    2. Elbows,
    3. Both sides of torso and hip joint, and
    4. Knees.
13.10.4.2 A commercially manufactured back protector, which continuously covers the back area between the collar line and the base of the spine if wearing leathers or a full Kevlar suit.

13.10.5 Footwear

13.10.5.1 Boots with ankle and calf protection which must:

  1. Be constructed of leather or other material of similar or greater durability, but not constructed of rubber,
  2. At least overlap the suit or trousers when the rider is in the normal riding position,
  3. Not have soft leather soles.
13.10.5.2 Knee and boot scrapers that spark when dragged on the ground are forbidden
13.10.5.3 Sidecar rider and passengers may wear ankle length boots.

13.10.6 Gloves

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

13.10.7 Goggles and Visors

13.10.7.1 Eye protection, including spectacles, protective goggles, helmet visors and/or ‘tear-offs’ must be worn provided:

  1. Eye protectors and spectacles are made of non-shattering material,
  2. Eye protectors which cause visual disturbance are not to be used,
  3. Visors are an integral part of the helmet,
  4. Metal or perspex face shields are not used,
  5. Eye shades or peaks are of a flexible material.

13.10.8 Hair and Jewellery

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

13.10.9 Footwear in pits

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

13.11 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

13.11.1 Number Plates

13.11.1.1 For Road Racing a minimum of two (2) allocated numbers and number plates are required:

  1. one on the front, either in the centre of the fairing or slightly off to one side,
  2. one across the top of the rear seat section with the top of the number facing toward the rider.
13.11.1.2 Number plates must:

  1. Where they are not an integral part of the machine or streamlining and are under 1.6mm thickness, have rolled or wire edges,
  2. In the case of rectangular plates, have corners formed to a 38mm radius,
  3. In the case of bolt-on number plates, be made of 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.
13.11.1.3 Front number plates must have figures which are clearly visible at a distance of 20 metres and a solid 10mm border.
13.11.1.4 If used, side number plates must:

  1. Be fitted above a horizontal line drawn through the rear axle on faired machines, be placed on the fairing flanks in a position where they are not obscured by the riders legs, or in the mid to rear section of the lower fairing (belly pan),
  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, on unfaired machines be located behind the rider in a position where they are not obscured by a seated rider and do not present a safety hazard,
  3. these numbers must be the same size as the front numbers.
13.11.1.5 Number backgrounds on side number plates may be an integral part of the rear seat section or fairing.
13.11.1.6 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.

13.11.2 Number Plate Colours

13.11.2.1 Number plate colours for senior and junior competition must be as follows:

SENIOR CAPACITY OR CLASS

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Up to 125cc Black White
126cc to 250cc Dark Green White
251cc to 350cc Mid Blue White
351cc to 500cc Canary Yellow Black
501cc to 750cc White Black
751cc and over Mail Box Red White
Australian Superbike White Black
Up to 500cc Sidecar Canary Yellow Black
Over 500cc Sidecar White Black
Formula Two Sidecar Mail Box Red White

JUNIOR CAPACITY

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Up to 70cc Canary Yellow Black
70cc and over Black White
13.11.2.2 Additional colour combinations may be used, at the discretion of the relevant controlling body.
13.11.2.3 Australian Superbikes may use any contrasting colour on side number plates providing they are legible at 20 metres.

13.11.3 Number Plate Figures

13.11.3.1 Unless otherwise specified in supplementary regulations, road race discipline number figures must be Arial Rounded MT Bold font; the serif on number one (1) may be shortened or removed but not extended.
13.11.3.2 Figures must be clearly legible, the minimum dimensions being:

DIMENSION

MEASUREMENT (mm)

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

13.11.4 Junior Number Plates

13.11.4.1 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.

13.12 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS

13.12.1 Flags and Signals

13.12.1.1 The minimum dimensions of all flags must be 500mm x 500mm.
13.12.1.2 Track flags and signals have the following meanings:

FLAG SIGNAL

MEANING AND REQUIREMENT OF COMPETITOR

National flag dropped or raised Start
Red flag displayed Race or practice stopped prematurely. Competitors must slow down, must not overtake and must slowly proceed to the parc fermé, pits, or other area indicated to them by officials. The red flag will also be used to signal the end of a demonstration
Black flag held stationary and black board with rider’s number Competitor with number indicated on black board must stop at the pits on the next lap
Yellow flag held stationary Danger, ride slowly, overtaking is forbidden
Yellow flag waved Immediate danger, slow down, prepare to stop, overtaking forbidden
Yellow flag with red stripes held stationary Deterioration of adhesion of the track
White flag waved Slow moving intervention vehicle on track
Blue flag held stationary Overtaking signal warning that competitor is soon to be overtaken
Blue flag waved Overtaking signal warning that rider is about to be overtaken
Green flag held stationary waved Course clear
Last lap board The last lap of the race is about to commence
Purple Flag Protest flag for all junior competitors
Black and white chequered flag waved Finish of Race, Practice session or Qualifying
13.12.1.3 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

13.12.2 Measurement of Engines

13.12.3 Measurement at Meetings

13.12.3.1 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.
13.12.3.2 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.
13.12.3.3 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.

13.12.4 Measurement: Australian and State Championship Events

13.12.4.1 For all Australian and State championship events:

  1. All machines must have provision for the placement of sealing wire,
  2. An entrant may request that the entrant’s machine be measured and sealed before the event. As soon as practicable after receiving the request the measurer for the event must measure and seal the machine. Any machine examined under this sub-rule may, on application by the entrant, at the discretion of the measurer, be exempted from further examination at the event,
  3. The first, second, third and fourth placed machines must be impounded for a period of 30 minutes immediately following the event, pending any protest, and the event result will be provisional,
  4. At the conclusion of that period, if no protest is received, the result will be final,
  5. If the machines are to be ridden in another event within that period, they must be sealed before being returned to the competitor for that event,
  6. If no protest is received within that period, the seals may be removed,
  7. Any machine sealed as the result of a protest may only be measured by a measurer. All measurer’s reports, together with the seals, must be delivered to the relevant controlling body within 21 days after the event,
  8. No prize monies may be paid until measurer’s reports and seals are received or the expiration of 21 days whichever occurs first.

13.12.5 Venues

13.12.5.1 Road Racing venues will be licensed by MA.

13.12.6 Qualifying

13.12.6.1 Unless otherwise provided for in the supplementary regulations, qualifying for starting grid positions must be held.
13.12.6.2 For events consisting of more than one (1) race, starting grid positions will be determined by the following methods:

  1. For the first race, by qualifying time,
  2. Subject to the supplementary regulations, for a subsequent race in the same event, by qualifying order or by the order of finishing in the immediately preceding race.
13.12.6.3 In the absence of qualifying, the Clerk of Course must allocate starting grid positions.
13.12.6.4 Subject to the supplementary regulations, the Clerk of Course may permit to start any competitor who has not qualified to start.

13.12.7 Starts

13.12.7.1 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.
13.12.7.2 The method of starting will be as prescribed by supplementary regulations.
13.12.7.3 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.

13.12.8 Starting Grid Format: Solo

13.12.8.1 The starting grid format for solo machines will be as follows:

  1. The fastest qualifying machine will occupy pole position which will be in the front row on the opposite side of the track from the direction of the first corner,
  2. The remaining machines will be arranged on the grid in descending order of qualifying times, according to the following pattern.
  3. All machines must start within their nominated grid position parallel to track direction.
13.12.8.2 The grid formation for solo competition is 4x4x4(…). For FIM championship approved tracks the grid formation is 3x3x3(…) or other grid formations that may form part of the venue licence. For a specific venue formation details and dimensions can be found in the MA track guidelines.

13.12.9 Starting Grid Format: Sidecars

13.12.9.1 The starting grid format for sidecars will be as follows:

  1. The fastest qualifying machine will occupy pole position which will be in the front row on the opposite side of the track from the direction of the first corner,
  2. The remaining machines will be arranged on the grid in descending order of qualifying times according to the following pattern:
13.12.9.2 The grid formation details and dimensions for sidecar competition can be found in the MA track guidelines

13.12.10 Jump Starts

13.12.10.1 Each machine must remain stationary within its grid position until the start signal is given.
13.12.10.2 A jump start occurs when there is any movement from the machine or the machine is not in its nominated grid position when the field is in the starters control prior to the start signal being shown.

13.12.11 Finishes

13.12.11.1 For events where speed is the determinant:

  1. A chequered flag must be displayed to each competitor as each crosses the line, with the flag being displayed:
    1. To the first to complete the event, who will, subject to the results of any protests, be the winner, and
    2. Thereafter to each competitor who:
      1. Has completed not less than 75% of the event distance,
      2. Is still competing in the event on the lap in which the chequered flag is displayed to the winner, with the sequence of completion of the event being the determinant of placings.
  2. The finish of the event occurs when the flag is displayed to the last competitor under GCR 13.12.11.1 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.

13.12.12 Juniors: Starts and Finishes

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

  1. 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,
  2. Pit board signals may be used for junior road race,
  3. When the number of competitors exceeds one full grid:
    1. Elimination heats must be held which may include semi-finals,
    2. The relevant controlling body may direct that events be decided by a final or finals, consisting of a number of rounds.

13.12.13 Stopping Events

13.12.13.1 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.
13.12.13.2 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.

13.12.14 Stopping and Re-running

13.12.14.1 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 (1) or more of the other competitors in the event,

may declare the event void and order a re-run.

13.12.14.2 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.
13.12.14.3 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.
13.12.14.4 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, or
    5. Had been lapped during the course of the stopped event,

    may not participate.

13.12.14.5 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 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.
13.12.14.6 Where the Steward or Clerk of Course has stopped a race due to danger, the following will apply:

  1. If no more than two (2) laps of the stopped race were completed:
    1. The stopped race will be declared null and void,
    2. The race may be re-run,
    3. The re-run 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 re-run race will be left vacant,
    6. Machines may be repaired or replaced provided they have been approved by the Scrutineer.
  2. If more than two (2) laps, but less than 75% of the race distance, have been completed:
    1. The race may be re-started, but only once,
    2. The restart must occur no more than 30 minutes after the race has been stopped,
    3. The re-started race distance will be equal to the balance of the stopped race distance,
    4. Positions on the grid 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 provided they have been approved by the Scrutineer,
    7. The stopped race and any re-run will be deemed to be parts of the one (1) race,
    8. The winner will be the competitor having the highest number of laps at the finish,
    9. Where two (2) 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 at least 75% 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.

13.12.15 Refuelling

13.12.15.1 During refuelling, each machine must be stationary with the engine stopped.
13.12.15.2 Refuelling will be deemed to have commenced when the fuel tank has been opened and completed when the tank is closed.
13.12.15.3 While refuelling is being undertaken in pit lane, one (1) pit crew member must:

  1. Be designated to attend to any fire which may occur,
  2. Stand near the machine and overhead tower (if used),
  3. Have a minimum 9kg fire extinguisher suitable for extinguishing inflammable liquid fires ready to operate.

13.12.16 Refuelling Devices: Endurance/Pit Stop Races

13.12.16.1 When the supplementary regulations allow for refueling in pit lane during an event, the Scrutineer of the meeting, or their nominee, prior to that event must specifically approve the refuelling equipment. The inspection procedure will be detailed in supplementary regulations.
13.12.16.2 Refuelling may only be carried out by the use of either:

  1. An overhead tower, or
  2. A refuelling churn.
13.12.16.3 Overhead tower refuelling systems must comply with the following:

  1. Fuel to be stored in a single container no more than two (2) metres above pit lane,
  2. The container must not exceed 40 litres in capacity and must have a closed top,
  3. A filler cap must be fitted,
  4. A breather pipe not exceeding 70mm inside diameter must be fitted,
  5. The container may have a conical bottom, with the overall height of the container and cone not exceeding 800mm,
  6. A flexible hose not exceeding 40mm inside diameter and two (2) metres in length must be fitted to the bottom of the container and equipped with a “dead man” shut-off valve,
  7. The container may be fitted with tubing of not more than 120mm in length and inside diameter of 25mm beyond the shut off valve,
  8. The container must be mounted on a self-supporting tower and must not be held by or attached to any person,
  9. Cistern type fuel cocks are not permitted.
13.12.16.4 The overhead tower, including reservoir and delivery hose must:

  1. Remain behind the pit wall, or
  2. Be contained entirely within the pit garage.
13.12.16.5 Delivery hoses may be moved into the pit lane from pit garages a maximum of three (3) minutes prior to any pit stop and must be held by the relevant attendant at all times while in pit lane.
13.12.16.6 Refuelling churns must comply with the following:

  1. A maximum capacity of 40 litres,
  2. Be designed to prevent fuel spillage regardless of the angle at which the churn is oriented,
  3. May have a conical bottom, with the overall height of the churn and cone not exceeding 800mm,
  4. Be fitted with a single flexible delivery hose with minimum flexibility between the churn and the fuel cock.
13.12.16.7 All churns and associated equipment must;

  1. Remain behind the pit wall, or
  2. Be contained entirely within the pit garage.
13.12.16.8 Churns may be moved into the pit lane from pit garages a maximum of three (3) minutes prior to any pit stop and must be held by the relevant attendant at all times while in pit lane.
13.12.16.9 Any refuelling in pit lane or paddock area not utilising the above procedures must:

  1. Be under taken with the machine either totally within a pit garage, or
  2. In an area of the paddock specifically designated for the purpose of refuelling.

13.12.17 Change of machine during a competition

13.12.17.1 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.

13.12.18 Radio Communication

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

13.12.19 Scoring

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

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

1 25 11 10
2 20 12 9
3 18 13 8
4 17 14 7
5 16 15 6
6 15 16 5
7 14 17 4
8 13 18 3
9 12 19 2
10 11 20 1
13.12.19.2 If a tie on points occurs for any position in an event which is conducted over more than one (1) race, the tying competitor who has the higher finishing position in the final race of the event will be awarded the position.
13.12.19.3 If a tie on points occurs for any position in a Series, the tying competitor who has the greatest number of higher placing’s in the Series will be awarded the position.
13.12.19.4 An alternative points scoring system may be approved for an MA series event.
13.12.19.5 If a tie on points occurs for any position in an event which is conducted over more than one leg, the tying competitor who has the higher finishing position in the final leg of the event will be awarded the position.
13.12.19.6 If a tie on points occurs for any position in a series, the tying competitor who has the greatest number of higher placings in the series will be awarded the position.

13.13 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS:
AUSTRALIAN SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP

13.13.1 Australian Superbike Championship: Allocation of Numbers

13.13.1.1 In each class, riding numbers from one (1) to ten (10) will be allocated to riders in the order they finished the previous year’s Series.

13.13.2 Australian Superbike Championship: Starting

13.13.2.1 Each event:

  1. Must use a clutch start,
  2. Must be preceded by a sighting lap and a warm-up lap.
13.13.2.2 Any competitor who does not complete the warm-up lap must start the event from pit lane.
13.13.2.3 Pole position will be on the side of the track opposite to the direction taken by the track in the first corner after the start.

13.13.3 Australian Superbike Championship: Restriction on Tyres

13.13.3.1 In Superbike events, where there is a restriction on the number of tyres used, hand cut slicks will be deemed to be slicks.

13.13.4 Australian Superbike Championship: Points and Ties

13.13.4.1 The competitor who obtains pole position will receive one (1) additional point in the Championship.
13.13.4.2 In the event of a tie, the competitor with the greatest number of highest placings will be awarded one (1) additional point.
13.13.4.3 Where a tie still exists, the competitor with the highest placing in the round, which is that competitor’s lowest scoring event in the series, will be awarded one (1) additional point.

13.13.5 Australian Superbike Championship: Race Distances

13.13.5.1 The race distances will be according to the Series supplementary regulations.

13.13.6 Australian Superbike Championship: Scrutineering

13.13.6.1 Machines must be delivered to an area nominated by the series Scrutineer at the conclusion of each series race and qualifying session.
13.13.6.2 Machines may not be removed from that area without the permission of the series Scrutineer.