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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 19B: AUSTRALIAN SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP


19.5 PROTOCOLS

19.5.1 Applications to Conduct

19.5.1.1 Applications for the conduct of Australian Championships must be received by MA by February 1st in the preceding year.
19.5.1.2 The permit fees for Australian Speedway Championship events be set and released by November 30th of the previous year.

19.5.2 Dates for Conduct

19.5.2.1 Unless otherwise determined by the Speedway Commission (hereafter referred to as the ‘Commission’), the Australian 500cc Solo Championships must be run in January or February of each year and the Australian Sidecar Championships to be run at the Easter weekend in each year on a date at the discretion of Promoter and Commission.

19.5.3 Selection Committee

19.5.3.1 The selection committee will be the Commission which must:

  1. Forward the competitor and reserve selections to MA,
  2. MA will notify the competitors and the Promoter of the selections.
19.5.3.2 Selection and Qualification
19.5.3.3 To qualify for selection for an Australian championship event, a competitor must apply in writing no less than 30 days prior to the event, and:

  1. Be the current Australian Champion, or
  2. Be the best performing competitor in the State championship of the State which issued the competitors’ licence, held a minimum of 30 days prior to the Australian Championship, or
  3. Competitors who are not Australian citizens may nominate to compete in the Australian Speedway Championships and may be considered by the Speedway Commission for inclusion.
  4. Medallions and points will be awarded in Australian Speedway Championships where there are:

    Senior & Under 21 Solo – 16 starters

    Senior Sidecar – 16 starters

    Junior 250/350 Solo – 13 starters

    Junior Sidecar – 9 starters

    Junior 125 Solo – 16 starters.
19.5.3.4 Any State unable to conduct a championship of 12 entries or more prior to the close of entries in the supplementary regulations for an Australian championship may nominate one competitor for the Speedway Commission’s approval to represent that State. The nominated competitor may be the competitor selected in the Australian Championship. If the State Championship is held between the close of entries in the supplementary regulations and the relevant Australian Championship the State title holder may not be eligible for selection.
19.5.3.5 The team for a State will be selected by that State’s speedway sub-committee.
19.5.3.6 The selected competitors must notify the Promoter of their acceptance of the conditions and the anticipated time of arrival at the track concerned.

19.5.4 Alternate Qualification

19.5.4.1 A Promoter may run qualifying and, if so:

  1. The Promoter must obtain the permission of MA,
  2. The Australian Champion automatically qualifies for the Australian Championship meeting,
  3. Current State Champions are automatically seeded into qualifying meeting in the event they are overlooked for a direct transfer into the Championship,
  4. After nominations have closed the Promoter and the Commission will decide on a race format (to be put to the Board for its consideration),
  5. If more competitors have nominated for the meeting than positions are available, the Commission may select to compete those competitors it considers appropriate based on merit.

19.5.5 Practice

19.5.5.1 Practice must be conducted for all Australian Championships.
19.5.5.2 Practice times and format must be stipulated in the supplementary regulations for each Championship.

19.5.6 Examination Before an Event

19.5.6.1 Before an event, the Promoter must set a time and place, giving reasonable notice to every competitor, for:

  1. Identification and examination of licenses,
  2. Examination of motorcycles,
  3. Noise testing,
  4. Checking of helmets and protective clothing, and
  5. Such other examinations as are necessary.
19.5.6.2 The Referee may forbid:

  1. Any competitor who does not comply with the Rules mentioned above, or
  2. Any competitor who can be a danger to other participants or to spectators from participating in any practice or event at the meeting.

19.5.7 Carburettor Examination

19.5.7.1 All solo machine carburettors must be checked and measured and sealed before the meeting.
19.5.7.2 The carburettor seal must be secured to the cylinder head by wire and official seal.
19.5.7.3 During the meeting carburettors may not be measured, but the seals may be checked.
19.5.7.4 Every machine at the end of the meeting must have the seal of the carburettor checked by the machine examiner as the competitors come out for the last four rides.

19.5.8 Twenty Two Race Format

19.5.8.1 There will be 20 heats and an A & B final.
19.5.8.2 The three competitors who accumulate the most points during the course of the heats will compete in the A Final. There will be a B Final made up of the riders who finish 4th to 7th. The winner of the B Final will go to the A Final.
19.5.8.3 Starting positions will be offered to the riders in descending order of points accumulated in the heats. In the case of riders for the final being tied on points, gate choice will be determined by count back, where 0 is better than M,R,F,T,E and N where:
M= excluded for 2 minute rule,
R= retired from the race,
F= fall but not excluded,
T= excluded for false start,
E= excluded,
N= no start.
19.5.8.4 In case of riders being tied on points for the A & B Final, all final places will be determined by count back.
19.5.8.5 There must be 16 competitors with the heat format according to the following table:

HEAT NUMBER

HELMET COLOUR

Red(Inside) Blue White Yellow/Black(Outside)
Competitors Starting Numbers
1 1 2 3 4
2 5 7 6 8
3 10 11 9 12
4 15 14 16 13
5 13 1 5 9
6 14 10 2 6
7 11 15 7 3
8 4 8 12 16
9 6 16 1 11
10 12 5 15 2
11 8 9 3 14
12 13 4 10 7
Interval
13 7 12 14 1
14 2 13 8 11
15 16 3 10 5
16 9 6 4 15
17 1 8 15 10
18 9 2 7 16
19 3 12 13 6
20 5 14 11 4

19.5.9 Twelve Race Format

19.5.9.1 As an alternative to the preceding GCR there may be a 12 race format of 3 laps, with 18 competitors plus reserves, according to the following table

HEAT NUMBER

HELMET COLOUR

Red(Inside) Blue White Yellow/Blcak Green Yellow/Black(Outside)
Competitors Starting Numbers
1 1 2 3 4 5 6
2 7 8 9 10 11 12
3 13 14 15 16 17 18
4 3 17 1 15 8 10
5 16 12 5 2 9 13
6 4 6 11 18 14 7
7 18 15 7 12 2 1
8 5 10 17 11 16 4
9 14 9 13 6 3 8
19.5.9.2 The above format must be used where the track is over 450 metres in length and is licensed for six competitors.
19.5.9.3 In races 10 and 11, the highest 12 point scorers in heats 1 to 9 must participate as follows:

  1. Race 10: Competitors finishing in 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th & 12th places,
  2. Race11: Competitors finishing in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th & 11th places,
  3. Final: The highest six point scorers.
19.5.9.4 Any vacancies for races 10 and 11 must be filled from those competitors who were placed 13th or lower after heats 1 to 9 in descending order of point scores.
19.5.9.5 Any vacancies for the Final must be filled from those competitors who were placed 7th or lower after races 10 and 11 in descending order of point scores.
19.5.9.6 Starting positions for races 10 and 11 must be balloted in the presence of the Referee or Clerk of Course.
19.5.9.7 Starting positions for the Final will be offered to the six competitors in descending order of points accumulated in the heats. In the case of competitors for the Final being tied on points, gate choice will be determined by countback.
19.5.9.8 In the case of competitors being tied on points at the conclusion of heats:

  1. Finalists will be determined by run off,
  2. Other places will be determined by countback.
19.5.9.9 The finishing order of each competitor in the final will determine Championship placings. After completion of the series if any of the four point scorers are tied the respective positions shall be decided by a run-off.

19.5.10 Thirteen Rider Format

HEAT NUMBER

HELMET COLOUR

R B W Y
1 1 2 4 10
2 2 3 5 11
3 3 4 6 12
4 4 5 7 13
5 5 6 8 1
6 6 7 9 2
7 7 8 10 3
8 8 9 11 4
9 9 10 12 5
10 0 11 13 6
11 11 12 1 7
12 12 13 2 8
13 13 1 3 9

19.5.11 Prize Money

19.5.11.1 Prize money for reserve riders will be determined by the Promoter and the selection committee and the amount will be included in the supplementary regulations.
19.5.11.2 Prize money will be as follows:

PLACING

$AUD

PLACING

$AUD

First $3,000 Ninth $1,000
Second $2,500 Tenth $900
Third $2,000 Eleventh $800
Fourth $1,700 Twelfth $750
Fifth $1,500 Thirteenth $700
Sixth $1,300 Fourteenth $700
Seventh $1,200 Fifteenth $700
Eighth $1,050 Sixteenth $700

SECTION 19B: AUSTRALIAN SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP


19.5 PROTOCOLS

19.5.1 Applications to Conduct

19.5.1.1 Applications for the conduct of Australian Championships must be received by MA by February 1st in the preceding year.
19.5.1.2 The permit fees for Australian Speedway Championship events be set and released by November 30th of the previous year.

19.5.2 Dates for Conduct

19.5.2.1 Unless otherwise determined by the Speedway Commission (hereafter referred to as the ‘Commission’), the Australian 500cc Solo Championships must be run in January or February of each year and the Australian Sidecar Championships to be run at the Easter weekend in each year on a date at the discretion of Promoter and Commission.

19.5.3 Selection Committee

19.5.3.1 The selection committee will be the Commission which must:

  1. Forward the competitor and reserve selections to MA,
  2. MA will notify the competitors and the Promoter of the selections.
19.5.3.2 Selection and Qualification
19.5.3.3 To qualify for selection for an Australian championship event, a competitor must apply in writing no less than 30 days prior to the event, and:

  1. Be the current Australian Champion, or
  2. Be the best performing competitor in the State championship of the State which issued the competitors’ licence, held a minimum of 30 days prior to the Australian Championship, or
  3. Competitors who are not Australian citizens may nominate to compete in the Australian Speedway Championships and may be considered by the Speedway Commission for inclusion.
  4. Medallions and points will be awarded in Australian Speedway Championships where there are:

    Senior & Under 21 Solo – 16 starters

    Senior Sidecar – 16 starters

    Junior 250/350 Solo – 13 starters

    Junior Sidecar – 9 starters

    Junior 125 Solo – 16 starters.
19.5.3.4 Any State unable to conduct a championship of 12 entries or more prior to the close of entries in the supplementary regulations for an Australian championship may nominate one competitor for the Speedway Commission’s approval to represent that State. The nominated competitor may be the competitor selected in the Australian Championship. If the State Championship is held between the close of entries in the supplementary regulations and the relevant Australian Championship the State title holder may not be eligible for selection.
19.5.3.5 The team for a State will be selected by that State’s speedway sub-committee.
19.5.3.6 The selected competitors must notify the Promoter of their acceptance of the conditions and the anticipated time of arrival at the track concerned.

19.5.4 Alternate Qualification

19.5.4.1 A Promoter may run qualifying and, if so:

  1. The Promoter must obtain the permission of MA,
  2. The Australian Champion automatically qualifies for the Australian Championship meeting,
  3. Current State Champions are automatically seeded into qualifying meeting in the event they are overlooked for a direct transfer into the Championship,
  4. After nominations have closed the Promoter and the Commission will decide on a race format (to be put to the Board for its consideration),
  5. If more competitors have nominated for the meeting than positions are available, the Commission may select to compete those competitors it considers appropriate based on merit.

19.5.5 Practice

19.5.5.1 Practice must be conducted for all Australian Championships.
19.5.5.2 Practice times and format must be stipulated in the supplementary regulations for each Championship.

19.5.6 Examination Before an Event

19.5.6.1 Before an event, the Promoter must set a time and place, giving reasonable notice to every competitor, for:

  1. Identification and examination of licenses,
  2. Examination of motorcycles,
  3. Noise testing,
  4. Checking of helmets and protective clothing, and
  5. Such other examinations as are necessary.
19.5.6.2 The Referee may forbid:

  1. Any competitor who does not comply with the Rules mentioned above, or
  2. Any competitor who can be a danger to other participants or to spectators from participating in any practice or event at the meeting.

19.5.7 Carburettor Examination

19.5.7.1 All solo machine carburettors must be checked and measured and sealed before the meeting.
19.5.7.2 The carburettor seal must be secured to the cylinder head by wire and official seal.
19.5.7.3 During the meeting carburettors may not be measured, but the seals may be checked.
19.5.7.4 Every machine at the end of the meeting must have the seal of the carburettor checked by the machine examiner as the competitors come out for the last four rides.

19.5.8 Twenty Two Race Format

19.5.8.1 There will be 20 heats and an A & B final.
19.5.8.2 The three competitors who accumulate the most points during the course of the heats will compete in the A Final. There will be a B Final made up of the riders who finish 4th to 7th. The winner of the B Final will go to the A Final.
19.5.8.3 Starting positions will be offered to the riders in descending order of points accumulated in the heats. In the case of riders for the final being tied on points, gate choice will be determined by count back, where 0 is better than M,R,F,T,E and N where:
M= excluded for 2 minute rule,
R= retired from the race,
F= fall but not excluded,
T= excluded for false start,
E= excluded,
N= no start.
19.5.8.4 In case of riders being tied on points for the A & B Final, all final places will be determined by count back.
19.5.8.5 There must be 16 competitors with the heat format according to the following table:

HEAT NUMBER

HELMET COLOUR

Red(Inside) Blue White Yellow/Black(Outside)
Competitors Starting Numbers
1 1 2 3 4
2 5 7 6 8
3 10 11 9 12
4 15 14 16 13
5 13 1 5 9
6 14 10 2 6
7 11 15 7 3
8 4 8 12 16
9 6 16 1 11
10 12 5 15 2
11 8 9 3 14
12 13 4 10 7
Interval
13 7 12 14 1
14 2 13 8 11
15 16 3 10 5
16 9 6 4 15
17 1 8 15 10
18 9 2 7 16
19 3 12 13 6
20 5 14 11 4

19.5.9 Twelve Race Format

19.5.9.1 As an alternative to the preceding GCR there may be a 12 race format of 3 laps, with 18 competitors plus reserves, according to the following table

HEAT NUMBER

HELMET COLOUR

Red(Inside) Blue White Yellow/Blcak Green Yellow/Black(Outside)
Competitors Starting Numbers
1 1 2 3 4 5 6
2 7 8 9 10 11 12
3 13 14 15 16 17 18
4 3 17 1 15 8 10
5 16 12 5 2 9 13
6 4 6 11 18 14 7
7 18 15 7 12 2 1
8 5 10 17 11 16 4
9 14 9 13 6 3 8
19.5.9.2 The above format must be used where the track is over 450 metres in length and is licensed for six competitors.
19.5.9.3 In races 10 and 11, the highest 12 point scorers in heats 1 to 9 must participate as follows:

  1. Race 10: Competitors finishing in 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th & 12th places,
  2. Race11: Competitors finishing in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th & 11th places,
  3. Final: The highest six point scorers.
19.5.9.4 Any vacancies for races 10 and 11 must be filled from those competitors who were placed 13th or lower after heats 1 to 9 in descending order of point scores.
19.5.9.5 Any vacancies for the Final must be filled from those competitors who were placed 7th or lower after races 10 and 11 in descending order of point scores.
19.5.9.6 Starting positions for races 10 and 11 must be balloted in the presence of the Referee or Clerk of Course.
19.5.9.7 Starting positions for the Final will be offered to the six competitors in descending order of points accumulated in the heats. In the case of competitors for the Final being tied on points, gate choice will be determined by countback.
19.5.9.8 In the case of competitors being tied on points at the conclusion of heats:

  1. Finalists will be determined by run off,
  2. Other places will be determined by countback.
19.5.9.9 The finishing order of each competitor in the final will determine Championship placings. After completion of the series if any of the four point scorers are tied the respective positions shall be decided by a run-off.

19.5.10 Thirteen Rider Format

HEAT NUMBER

HELMET COLOUR

R B W Y
1 1 2 4 10
2 2 3 5 11
3 3 4 6 12
4 4 5 7 13
5 5 6 8 1
6 6 7 9 2
7 7 8 10 3
8 8 9 11 4
9 9 10 12 5
10 0 11 13 6
11 11 12 1 7
12 12 13 2 8
13 13 1 3 9

19.5.11 Prize Money

19.5.11.1 Prize money for reserve riders will be determined by the Promoter and the selection committee and the amount will be included in the supplementary regulations.
19.5.11.2 Prize money will be as follows:

PLACING

$AUD

PLACING

$AUD

First $3,000 Ninth $1,000
Second $2,500 Tenth $900
Third $2,000 Eleventh $800
Fourth $1,700 Twelfth $750
Fifth $1,500 Thirteenth $700
Sixth $1,300 Fourteenth $700
Seventh $1,200 Fifteenth $700
Eighth $1,050 Sixteenth $700