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  4. Jurisdiction s
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    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 13 D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS


13.14 SOUND EMISSIONS

13.14.0.1 Sound testing must be carried out at all permitted events however it is not mandatory to test all machines

13.14.1 Specifications

13.14.1.1 Sound emissions are set out in the tables below:

30 metres (from side of track) ride by test

DISCIPLINE LIMIT dB(A)
Road Racing 95
Record Attempts No limit
13.14.1.2 Where government regulations or planning orders exist in relation to lower sound emissions or where a venue has lower sound emission requirements as part of the hire contract, the sound emission required will prevail over GCR 13.14.1.1.

13.14.2 Sound control during competition

13.14.2.1 The Sound Control Officer (SCO) must arrive in sufficient time for discussions with the Clerk of the Course and other Technical Officials in order that a suitable test site and testing policy can be agreed.
13.14.2.2 Machines can be tested before, or after competing in an event, chosen by ballot, or as required by a Steward, Clerk of Course or SCO.

13.14.3 Use of sound level meters

13.14.3.1 Sound testing apparatus must:

  1. Comply with international standard IEC 651, Type 1 or Type 2.
  2. Include a compatible calibrator, which must be used immediately before testing begins and always just prior to a re-test if a disciplinary sanction may be imposed.
13.14.3.2 Sound testing apparatus must be set to:

  1. ‘Fast response’
  2. ‘A’ weighted,
  3. Select range High 80~130 dB,
  4. Activate the function MAX MIN – set on MAX,
13.14.3.3 ’30 Metre ride by’ test

  1. The sound levels will be measured with the sound meter/microphone fixed on a tripod, in the horizontal position, 30 metres from the edge of the track at a high speed point.

13.14.4 Machine testing

13.14.4.1 If a machine fails, it can be represented for re-testing.
13.14.4.2 No person may compete in any event on a machine whose noise emissions exceed the prescribed levels.
13.14.4.3 A machine which does not comply with the sound limits can be presented several times.

13.15 FUEL

13.15.1 Fuel Warning

13.15.1.1 Fuels and lubricants are highly specialised substances and participants must be aware they may contain substances that are extremely dangerous to human health if misused, inhaled or allowed to contact skin.
13.15.1.2 Some of the components of fuel and lubricants are suspected of having the potential to cause cancer in rare circumstances.
13.15.1.3 The use of petrol as a general cleaning and washing agent is a common misuse of a potentially dangerous substance.
13.15.1.4 Fuels should be used and stored with extreme care and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

13.15.2 Fuel Testing

13.15.2.1 For any event, meeting or series, the relevant controlling body may direct that no fuels other than fuels of prescribed specifications and from a prescribed source may be used.

  1. Tests to ensure that only prescribed fuels are used in an event, meeting or series may be administered at any time and place during the course of the same,
  2. The Clerk of Course, Race Director or Chief Scrutineer may direct the administration of fuel tests.
13.15.2.2 Fuel tests must comply with the following procedures:

  1. All containers for holding samples must be clean and constructed of robust non-reactive impermeable material, must be sealable, and must have provision for identification,
  2. Equipment used for the extraction of fuel from machines must be clean and constructed of fuel non-reactive material,
  3. All samples must be divided into two lots (Sample A and Sample B) of not less than 5ml each, which must be placed in separate containers,
  4. Once samples are placed in containers, the containers must immediately be sealed and identified by reference to the machine from which the sample was taken. This information must be entered on a fuel sample certificate which must certify the date, place and time of taking the sample, the identity of the machine from which the sample was taken and the identity of the rider,
  5. Both samples must remain in the control of the official who administered the test.
  6. The rider or the representative must sign the fuel sample certificate acknowledging samples have been taken and are sealed,
  7. All samples held by the official must be delivered as soon as practicable after the competition to the relevant controlling body which must deliver the Sample A as soon as practicable to a laboratory approved by MA where they must be tested for content and quality in accordance with standard scientific procedures,
  8. The relevant controlling body must as soon as practicable after receipt of the results notify the rider or rider’s team representative and MA,
  9. If the rider is dissatisfied with the test result of sample A, they may request sample B be tested at an MA approved laboratory in their presence.

13.15.3 Refuelling

13.15.3.1 During refuelling, each machine must be stationary with the engine stopped.
13.15.3.2 Refuelling will be deemed to have commenced when the fuel tank has been opened and completed when the tank is closed.
13.15.3.3 Smoking is strictly prohibited in areas where refuelling is permitted.
13.15.3.4 Riders are liable for exclusion from an event for failing to adhere to GCR 13.15.3.3, and are responsible for the actions of their mechanics and support team members.

13.15.4 Homologation of Fuel

13.15.4.1 Unleaded fuel produced by an oil company for sale in the Australian general transport fuel market through retail petrol pumps in at least five (5) states does not have to be homologated. For the avoidance of doubt this means the fuel must be available for sale on demand from a roadside bowser outlet at each of at least five (5) separate service stations in each of at least five (5) Australian states or territories.
13.15.4.2 Organisations seeking homologation of fuel must provide MA with:

  1. Two one-litre sealed containers of the fuel for analysis,
  2. Details of the fuels characteristics,
  3. The distribution network,
  4. The price structure,
  5. A homologation fee of $2,500 in the first year and $2,000 per year thereafter.
13.15.4.3 Fuels approved under this GCR will be published at www.ma.org.au.

13.15.5 FUEL: ROAD RACE

13.15.5.1 Subject to GCR 13.15.5.2, fuel for Road Race all machines, must:

  1. Be Unleaded,
  2. Be no more than 100 RON,
  3. Contain no additives other than those added at the point of manufacture except for lubricating oils,
  4. Be produced by an oil company for sale in the Australian general transport fuel market and sold through retail petrol pumps in at least five Australian states or territories. For the avoidance of doubt this means the fuel must be available for sale on demand from a roadside retail bowser outlet at each of at least five separate service stations in each of at least five Australian States or territories, or
  5. Be a brand of fuel homologated by MA that is compatible with the “Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000”.
13.15.5.2 The following exceptions to GCR 13.15.5.1 apply:

  1. 125cc & 250GP 2 stroke machines may use leaded fuel,
  2. Moto2 and Moto3 GP machines may use fuel in accordance with the FIM Technical Regulations for the respective class.

13.16 ENGINES

13.16.1 Reciprocating Engines

13.16.1.1 The formula for calculation of capacities and classes:

Cubic capacity = (D2 x 3.1416 x C x N)
4

Where:

D = Bore in centimetres,
C = stroke in centimetres,
N = Number of cylinders.

13.16.2 Rotary Engines

Cubic capacity = (Z x V)
N

Where:

V = Capacity of each chamber comprising the engine in cubic centimetres,
N = Number of turns of the motor necessary to complete 1 cycle in a chamber, and
Z = Combustion cycles per revolution.

13.16.3 Wankel System Engines With a Triangular Piston

Cubic capacity = 2 x V x D

Where:
V = capacity of a single chamber,
D = the number of rotors.
13.16.3.1 Wankel system engines are classified as 4-strokes.

13.16.4 Superchargers and Turbochargers

13.16.4.1 Superchargers and turbochargers may only be used as follows:

  1. In drag racing or record attempts,
  2. In Production Class or Improved Touring racing when fitted as factory equipment,
  3. The nominal cubic capacity of an engine as calculated under 13.16.1, 13.16..2 or 13.16.3 that is fitted with a supercharger or a turbocharger shall be multiplied by two (2) for the purposes of engine classification,

13.16.5 Engine Capacity Tolerances

13.16.5.1 The actual engine capacity of a machine competing in a capacity class may not exceed the prescribed capacity for that class by more than 2%.
13.16.5.2 Road Race sidecars engine capacity tolerance permitted excess is 0%

13.17 FRAMES AND PARTS

13.17.1 General Frames and Parts

13.17.1.1 Radiator protection guards may be fitted providing there is no modification to the radiators or bodywork.
13.17.1.2 Frame protection devices may be added providing they do not protrude more than 80mm from the bodywork and are no more than 80mm in diameter.
13.17.1.3 All lateral covers/engine cases containing oil and which could be in contact with the ground during a crash, must be protected by a second cover made from composite materials, type carbon or Kevlar , or be fitted with heavy duty crash resistant end cases made from solid metal. Plates and/or bars from aluminum or steel are also permitted. All these devices must be designed to be resistant against sudden shocks and must be fixed properly and securely. Bonding alone is not a suitable method of mounting.
13.17.1.4 Lap timers with a maximum retail value of $700.00 $799.00 including GST may be used.
13.17.1.5 A lanyard operated ignition cut-out switch, operating on the primary circuit, may be fitted.
13.17.1.6 Plugs or caps which, if removed, permit the discharge of any lubricating, cooling or hydraulic fluids, must be wire-locked or otherwise secured in the tightened position in a manner approved by the Scrutineer.
13.17.1.7 Where flexible oil lines other than those supplied as standard equipment by the original machine manufacturer are used, they must incorporate high pressure hose secured by high pressure connections. Worm drive hose clamps may not be used.
13.17.1.8 All hoses must be securely fitted and guarded to prevent contact with:

  1. The ground,
  2. Tyres or other moving parts over the full movement of the suspension.
13.17.1.9 4-stroke motorcycles must be equipped with an oil catch tank or sealed airbox:

  1. With a minimum volume of 300cc,
  2. Which is to be emptied after each event.
13.17.1.10 The only liquid coolant permitted is water.
13.17.1.11 Lubricating, cooling and hydraulic fluid levels must be maintained within manufacturers’ specifications.
13.17.1.12 A self-closing throttle must be fitted.
13.17.1.13 With the exception of production-based machines without a lower fairing which have Australian Design Rule compliance, all machines, including sidecars, must be fitted with an integral lower fairing dam or separate catch tray, which must be constructed to trap and hold engine oil and / or coolant:

  1. For 4-strokes machines, a capacity of at least 3 litres,
  2. For 2-stroke machines, a capacity of at least 2.5 litres,
  3. All air-cooled machines with lower fairing dams/fluid catchment areas are to hold a capacity of fluid greater than or equal to the oil capacity of the engine unit,
  4. With no less than two holes, each of 25mm, which may only be opened in wet race conditions.

13.17.2 Streamlining

13.17.2.1 All streamlining fitted to motorcycles or sidecars must be free of any sharp edges on exposed extremities.
13.17.2.2 For fibreglass construction, edges must be rounded to their own thickness but need not be wired.
13.17.2.3 All forward streamlining attached to solo and sidecar machines must have a minimum of three (3) attachment points:

  1. At least one (1) supporting the forward section of the shell, and
  2. One (1) on each side supporting the rear portion of the shell.
13.17.2.4 Identification plates must have corners and edges smoothed.
13.17.2.5 Streamlining must leave the front wheel and mudguard exposed.

13.17.3 Brakes

13.17.3.1 At least two (2) efficient brakes must operate independently of each other on the front and rear wheels.
13.17.3.2 Front brake caliper mounting bolts to be lockwired in the tightened position. The use of R-clips, bowtie clips, and spring clips in conjunction with lockwiring is permitted.
13.17.3.3 Motorcycles may be equipped with commercially available brake lever protection, intended to protect the handlebar brake lever(s) from being accidentally activated in the case of a collision with another machine. Acceptable protection includes the fairing extending sufficiently to cover the brake lever, as viewed from the front. Such devices must be strong enough to function effectively and designed so that there is no risk for the rider to be injured or trapped by it, and must not present a danger to other competitors. In case the brake lever is attached to any part of the braking system (e.g. brake master cylinder), then the brake system manufacturer must officially confirm in writing to MA that the device does not interfere with proper brake operation.
13.17.3.4 Brake pad retainer pins may be replaced with aftermarket pins of similar material to OEM part with no modification to brake caliper.

13.17.4 Fuel Tanks

13.17.4.1 Fuel tanks may be constructed from any material that has been approved by the Australian Standards Association as a petrol or fuel container material.

13.17.5 Exhaust Systems

13.17.5.1 Exhaust systems must:

  1. be fitted with silencers,
  2. terminate at a point not more than 25mm beyond the rear extremity of the rear tyre tread,
  3. be attached as closely as practicable to the machine and in a manner that does not, in the opinion of the Scrutineer, create a hazard to other competitors.
  4. where bolt-on or clamp-on style separate mufflers are fitted, shall have a minimum of two (2) fixing points on all machines with the clamp or bolts at the joint classed as one (1) point.

13.17.6 Centre and Side Stands

13.17.6.1 Centre and side stands must be removed for all types of competition.

13.17.7 Footrests

13.17.7.1 Footrests must be well rounded and designed so as to ensure that no dangerous edges are created due to wear.

13.17.8 Handlebars

13.17.8.1 The ends of the handlebars or twist grip sleeves must be securely plugged so as to present a flush or rounded end.
13.17.8.2 Handlebar levers must:

  1. Have ball ends with a minimum diameter of 16mm
    1. 15mm, for levers longer than 76mm,
    2. 10mm, for levers shorter than 76mm.
  2. Measure no more than 200mm from the fulcrum to the extremity of the ball.
13.17.8.3 Throttle controls must be self-closing.

13.17.9 Kick Start Levers

13.17.9.1 Kick start levers, other than transverse, must be folding.

13.17.10 Drive Chain Protection

13.17.10.1 Primary drives (the drive connecting engine to clutch) must be guarded so as to prevent direct access to the chain or sprockets with the fingers.
13.17.10.2 The guard must be constructed of:

  1. Metal having a minimum thickness of 1.6mm, which may be mesh or expanded metal provided the openings do not exceed 10mm, or
  2. Fibreglass having a minimum thickness of 3mm.
13.17.10.3 Projecting front/countershaft sprockets, which are not behind a clutch assembly or directly behind a frame member, must be guarded.
13.17.10.4 A chain guard made of suitable material must be fitted in a way to prevent trapping between the lower drive chain run and the final drive sprocket at the rear wheel.

13.17.11 Tyres

13.17.11.1 Tyres must comply with the following:

  1. Treads on tyres must be at least 1mm deep on any part of the tyre that comes in contact with the ground.
  2. The tread depth indicating holes on slick tyres must be clearly visible and at least 0.5mm deep.
13.17.11.2 Valve caps must be used for all competitions.

13.17.12 Mudguards

13.17.12.1 Either a rear mudguard or a seat must be fitted which extends at least 20 degrees to the rear of a vertical line drawn through the rear wheel axle.
13.17.12.2 Mudguards must be made of a material, which is not liable to cause personal injury if deformed.

SECTION 13 D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS


13.14 SOUND EMISSIONS

13.14.0.1 Sound testing must be carried out at all permitted events however it is not mandatory to test all machines

13.14.1 Specifications

13.14.1.1 Sound emissions are set out in the tables below:

30 metres (from side of track) ride by test

DISCIPLINE LIMIT dB(A)
Road Racing 95
Record Attempts No limit
13.14.1.2 Where government regulations or planning orders exist in relation to lower sound emissions or where a venue has lower sound emission requirements as part of the hire contract, the sound emission required will prevail over GCR 13.14.1.1.

13.14.2 Sound control during competition

13.14.2.1 The Sound Control Officer (SCO) must arrive in sufficient time for discussions with the Clerk of the Course and other Technical Officials in order that a suitable test site and testing policy can be agreed.
13.14.2.2 Machines can be tested before, or after competing in an event, chosen by ballot, or as required by a Steward, Clerk of Course or SCO.

13.14.3 Use of sound level meters

13.14.3.1 Sound testing apparatus must:

  1. Comply with international standard IEC 651, Type 1 or Type 2.
  2. Include a compatible calibrator, which must be used immediately before testing begins and always just prior to a re-test if a disciplinary sanction may be imposed.
13.14.3.2 Sound testing apparatus must be set to:

  1. ‘Fast response’
  2. ‘A’ weighted,
  3. Select range High 80~130 dB,
  4. Activate the function MAX MIN – set on MAX,
13.14.3.3 ’30 Metre ride by’ test

  1. The sound levels will be measured with the sound meter/microphone fixed on a tripod, in the horizontal position, 30 metres from the edge of the track at a high speed point.

13.14.4 Machine testing

13.14.4.1 If a machine fails, it can be represented for re-testing.
13.14.4.2 No person may compete in any event on a machine whose noise emissions exceed the prescribed levels.
13.14.4.3 A machine which does not comply with the sound limits can be presented several times.

13.15 FUEL

13.15.1 Fuel Warning

13.15.1.1 Fuels and lubricants are highly specialised substances and participants must be aware they may contain substances that are extremely dangerous to human health if misused, inhaled or allowed to contact skin.
13.15.1.2 Some of the components of fuel and lubricants are suspected of having the potential to cause cancer in rare circumstances.
13.15.1.3 The use of petrol as a general cleaning and washing agent is a common misuse of a potentially dangerous substance.
13.15.1.4 Fuels should be used and stored with extreme care and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

13.15.2 Fuel Testing

13.15.2.1 For any event, meeting or series, the relevant controlling body may direct that no fuels other than fuels of prescribed specifications and from a prescribed source may be used.

  1. Tests to ensure that only prescribed fuels are used in an event, meeting or series may be administered at any time and place during the course of the same,
  2. The Clerk of Course, Race Director or Chief Scrutineer may direct the administration of fuel tests.
13.15.2.2 Fuel tests must comply with the following procedures:

  1. All containers for holding samples must be clean and constructed of robust non-reactive impermeable material, must be sealable, and must have provision for identification,
  2. Equipment used for the extraction of fuel from machines must be clean and constructed of fuel non-reactive material,
  3. All samples must be divided into two lots (Sample A and Sample B) of not less than 5ml each, which must be placed in separate containers,
  4. Once samples are placed in containers, the containers must immediately be sealed and identified by reference to the machine from which the sample was taken. This information must be entered on a fuel sample certificate which must certify the date, place and time of taking the sample, the identity of the machine from which the sample was taken and the identity of the rider,
  5. Both samples must remain in the control of the official who administered the test.
  6. The rider or the representative must sign the fuel sample certificate acknowledging samples have been taken and are sealed,
  7. All samples held by the official must be delivered as soon as practicable after the competition to the relevant controlling body which must deliver the Sample A as soon as practicable to a laboratory approved by MA where they must be tested for content and quality in accordance with standard scientific procedures,
  8. The relevant controlling body must as soon as practicable after receipt of the results notify the rider or rider’s team representative and MA,
  9. If the rider is dissatisfied with the test result of sample A, they may request sample B be tested at an MA approved laboratory in their presence.

13.15.3 Refuelling

13.15.3.1 During refuelling, each machine must be stationary with the engine stopped.
13.15.3.2 Refuelling will be deemed to have commenced when the fuel tank has been opened and completed when the tank is closed.
13.15.3.3 Smoking is strictly prohibited in areas where refuelling is permitted.
13.15.3.4 Riders are liable for exclusion from an event for failing to adhere to GCR 13.15.3.3, and are responsible for the actions of their mechanics and support team members.

13.15.4 Homologation of Fuel

13.15.4.1 Unleaded fuel produced by an oil company for sale in the Australian general transport fuel market through retail petrol pumps in at least five (5) states does not have to be homologated. For the avoidance of doubt this means the fuel must be available for sale on demand from a roadside bowser outlet at each of at least five (5) separate service stations in each of at least five (5) Australian states or territories.
13.15.4.2 Organisations seeking homologation of fuel must provide MA with:

  1. Two one-litre sealed containers of the fuel for analysis,
  2. Details of the fuels characteristics,
  3. The distribution network,
  4. The price structure,
  5. A homologation fee of $2,500 in the first year and $2,000 per year thereafter.
13.15.4.3 Fuels approved under this GCR will be published at www.ma.org.au.

13.15.5 FUEL: ROAD RACE

13.15.5.1 Subject to GCR 13.15.5.2, fuel for Road Race all machines, must:

  1. Be Unleaded,
  2. Be no more than 100 RON,
  3. Contain no additives other than those added at the point of manufacture except for lubricating oils,
  4. Be produced by an oil company for sale in the Australian general transport fuel market and sold through retail petrol pumps in at least five Australian states or territories. For the avoidance of doubt this means the fuel must be available for sale on demand from a roadside retail bowser outlet at each of at least five separate service stations in each of at least five Australian States or territories, or
  5. Be a brand of fuel homologated by MA that is compatible with the “Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000”.
13.15.5.2 The following exceptions to GCR 13.15.5.1 apply:

  1. 125cc & 250GP 2 stroke machines may use leaded fuel,
  2. Moto2 and Moto3 GP machines may use fuel in accordance with the FIM Technical Regulations for the respective class.

13.16 ENGINES

13.16.1 Reciprocating Engines

13.16.1.1 The formula for calculation of capacities and classes:

Cubic capacity = (D2 x 3.1416 x C x N)
4

Where:

D = Bore in centimetres,
C = stroke in centimetres,
N = Number of cylinders.

13.16.2 Rotary Engines

Cubic capacity = (Z x V)
N

Where:

V = Capacity of each chamber comprising the engine in cubic centimetres,
N = Number of turns of the motor necessary to complete 1 cycle in a chamber, and
Z = Combustion cycles per revolution.

13.16.3 Wankel System Engines With a Triangular Piston

Cubic capacity = 2 x V x D

Where:
V = capacity of a single chamber,
D = the number of rotors.
13.16.3.1 Wankel system engines are classified as 4-strokes.

13.16.4 Superchargers and Turbochargers

13.16.4.1 Superchargers and turbochargers may only be used as follows:

  1. In drag racing or record attempts,
  2. In Production Class or Improved Touring racing when fitted as factory equipment,
  3. The nominal cubic capacity of an engine as calculated under 13.16.1, 13.16..2 or 13.16.3 that is fitted with a supercharger or a turbocharger shall be multiplied by two (2) for the purposes of engine classification,

13.16.5 Engine Capacity Tolerances

13.16.5.1 The actual engine capacity of a machine competing in a capacity class may not exceed the prescribed capacity for that class by more than 2%.
13.16.5.2 Road Race sidecars engine capacity tolerance permitted excess is 0%

13.17 FRAMES AND PARTS

13.17.1 General Frames and Parts

13.17.1.1 Radiator protection guards may be fitted providing there is no modification to the radiators or bodywork.
13.17.1.2 Frame protection devices may be added providing they do not protrude more than 80mm from the bodywork and are no more than 80mm in diameter.
13.17.1.3 All lateral covers/engine cases containing oil and which could be in contact with the ground during a crash, must be protected by a second cover made from composite materials, type carbon or Kevlar , or be fitted with heavy duty crash resistant end cases made from solid metal. Plates and/or bars from aluminum or steel are also permitted. All these devices must be designed to be resistant against sudden shocks and must be fixed properly and securely. Bonding alone is not a suitable method of mounting.
13.17.1.4 Lap timers with a maximum retail value of $700.00 $799.00 including GST may be used.
13.17.1.5 A lanyard operated ignition cut-out switch, operating on the primary circuit, may be fitted.
13.17.1.6 Plugs or caps which, if removed, permit the discharge of any lubricating, cooling or hydraulic fluids, must be wire-locked or otherwise secured in the tightened position in a manner approved by the Scrutineer.
13.17.1.7 Where flexible oil lines other than those supplied as standard equipment by the original machine manufacturer are used, they must incorporate high pressure hose secured by high pressure connections. Worm drive hose clamps may not be used.
13.17.1.8 All hoses must be securely fitted and guarded to prevent contact with:

  1. The ground,
  2. Tyres or other moving parts over the full movement of the suspension.
13.17.1.9 4-stroke motorcycles must be equipped with an oil catch tank or sealed airbox:

  1. With a minimum volume of 300cc,
  2. Which is to be emptied after each event.
13.17.1.10 The only liquid coolant permitted is water.
13.17.1.11 Lubricating, cooling and hydraulic fluid levels must be maintained within manufacturers’ specifications.
13.17.1.12 A self-closing throttle must be fitted.
13.17.1.13 With the exception of production-based machines without a lower fairing which have Australian Design Rule compliance, all machines, including sidecars, must be fitted with an integral lower fairing dam or separate catch tray, which must be constructed to trap and hold engine oil and / or coolant:

  1. For 4-strokes machines, a capacity of at least 3 litres,
  2. For 2-stroke machines, a capacity of at least 2.5 litres,
  3. All air-cooled machines with lower fairing dams/fluid catchment areas are to hold a capacity of fluid greater than or equal to the oil capacity of the engine unit,
  4. With no less than two holes, each of 25mm, which may only be opened in wet race conditions.

13.17.2 Streamlining

13.17.2.1 All streamlining fitted to motorcycles or sidecars must be free of any sharp edges on exposed extremities.
13.17.2.2 For fibreglass construction, edges must be rounded to their own thickness but need not be wired.
13.17.2.3 All forward streamlining attached to solo and sidecar machines must have a minimum of three (3) attachment points:

  1. At least one (1) supporting the forward section of the shell, and
  2. One (1) on each side supporting the rear portion of the shell.
13.17.2.4 Identification plates must have corners and edges smoothed.
13.17.2.5 Streamlining must leave the front wheel and mudguard exposed.

13.17.3 Brakes

13.17.3.1 At least two (2) efficient brakes must operate independently of each other on the front and rear wheels.
13.17.3.2 Front brake caliper mounting bolts to be lockwired in the tightened position. The use of R-clips, bowtie clips, and spring clips in conjunction with lockwiring is permitted.
13.17.3.3 Motorcycles may be equipped with commercially available brake lever protection, intended to protect the handlebar brake lever(s) from being accidentally activated in the case of a collision with another machine. Acceptable protection includes the fairing extending sufficiently to cover the brake lever, as viewed from the front. Such devices must be strong enough to function effectively and designed so that there is no risk for the rider to be injured or trapped by it, and must not present a danger to other competitors. In case the brake lever is attached to any part of the braking system (e.g. brake master cylinder), then the brake system manufacturer must officially confirm in writing to MA that the device does not interfere with proper brake operation.
13.17.3.4 Brake pad retainer pins may be replaced with aftermarket pins of similar material to OEM part with no modification to brake caliper.

13.17.4 Fuel Tanks

13.17.4.1 Fuel tanks may be constructed from any material that has been approved by the Australian Standards Association as a petrol or fuel container material.

13.17.5 Exhaust Systems

13.17.5.1 Exhaust systems must:

  1. be fitted with silencers,
  2. terminate at a point not more than 25mm beyond the rear extremity of the rear tyre tread,
  3. be attached as closely as practicable to the machine and in a manner that does not, in the opinion of the Scrutineer, create a hazard to other competitors.
  4. where bolt-on or clamp-on style separate mufflers are fitted, shall have a minimum of two (2) fixing points on all machines with the clamp or bolts at the joint classed as one (1) point.

13.17.6 Centre and Side Stands

13.17.6.1 Centre and side stands must be removed for all types of competition.

13.17.7 Footrests

13.17.7.1 Footrests must be well rounded and designed so as to ensure that no dangerous edges are created due to wear.

13.17.8 Handlebars

13.17.8.1 The ends of the handlebars or twist grip sleeves must be securely plugged so as to present a flush or rounded end.
13.17.8.2 Handlebar levers must:

  1. Have ball ends with a minimum diameter of 16mm
    1. 15mm, for levers longer than 76mm,
    2. 10mm, for levers shorter than 76mm.
  2. Measure no more than 200mm from the fulcrum to the extremity of the ball.
13.17.8.3 Throttle controls must be self-closing.

13.17.9 Kick Start Levers

13.17.9.1 Kick start levers, other than transverse, must be folding.

13.17.10 Drive Chain Protection

13.17.10.1 Primary drives (the drive connecting engine to clutch) must be guarded so as to prevent direct access to the chain or sprockets with the fingers.
13.17.10.2 The guard must be constructed of:

  1. Metal having a minimum thickness of 1.6mm, which may be mesh or expanded metal provided the openings do not exceed 10mm, or
  2. Fibreglass having a minimum thickness of 3mm.
13.17.10.3 Projecting front/countershaft sprockets, which are not behind a clutch assembly or directly behind a frame member, must be guarded.
13.17.10.4 A chain guard made of suitable material must be fitted in a way to prevent trapping between the lower drive chain run and the final drive sprocket at the rear wheel.

13.17.11 Tyres

13.17.11.1 Tyres must comply with the following:

  1. Treads on tyres must be at least 1mm deep on any part of the tyre that comes in contact with the ground.
  2. The tread depth indicating holes on slick tyres must be clearly visible and at least 0.5mm deep.
13.17.11.2 Valve caps must be used for all competitions.

13.17.12 Mudguards

13.17.12.1 Either a rear mudguard or a seat must be fitted which extends at least 20 degrees to the rear of a vertical line drawn through the rear wheel axle.
13.17.12.2 Mudguards must be made of a material, which is not liable to cause personal injury if deformed.