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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 19D: COMPETITION RULES


19.7 GENERAL COMPETITION RULES

19.7.1 Homologation

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

19.7.2 Helmet Cameras

19.7.2.1 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.

19.7.3 Fees

ACTIVITY

FEE $ (INC GST)

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

19.7.4 General Eligibility

19.7.4.1 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.
19.7.4.2 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
19.7.4.3 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.
19.7.4.4 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.
19.7.4.5 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.

19.8 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

19.8.0.1 No competitor may practice, start or compete in any Speedway competition on a Speedway machine unless wearing the following protective equipment and clothing:

19.8.1 Helmets

19.8.1.1 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.

19.8.2 Approval Labels for Helmets

19.8.2.1 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

19.8.3 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
19.8.3.1 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]

19.8.4 Clothing

19.8.4.1 A one-piece suit or jacket and trousers constructed of leather or other material of similar or greater durability,
19.8.4.2 Where jackets or one-piece suits are fitted with front opening slide fasteners, a safety strap must be fitted and secured at the neck, Jackets or one-piece suits are to be fitted with front opening slide fasteners.
19.8.4.3 When jackets and trousers are worn, provision must be made to securely attach the jacket to the trousers by press studs, buttons, laces, Velcro or zippers. The trousers and jacket must be attached while competing.
19.8.4.4 The following areas must be padded with at least a double layer of leather or enclosed plastic foam at least 8mm thick at the:

  1. Shoulders,
  2. Elbows,
  3. Both sides of torso and hip joint, and
  4. Knees.
19.8.4.5 Alternative Solo & Sidecar clothing can be:

  1. Trousers of leather or synthetic material of similar durability
  2. Trousers of other than leather must be non-combustible and fitted with a lining
  3. A jersey made of close knit fabric of natural or synthetic fibre, which must be a snug fit and provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms
  4. Full body armour must be worn under clothing.
19.8.4.6 A commercially manufactured back protector, which continuously covers the back area between the collar line and the base of the spine.

19.8.5 Footwear

19.8.5.1 Boots with ankle and calf protection which must be:

  1. Constructed of leather or other material of similar or greater durability but must not be constructed of rubber,
  2. At least overlap the suit or trousers when the rider is in the normal riding position, and
  3. For solo competitors, in the case of the left foot, have a steel skid and be made with a curved front extending at least 50mm over the toe of the boot.

19.8.6 Gloves

19.8.6.1 Gloves of non-split leather or other material of similar or greater durability and having the following properties:

  1. A minimum thickness of 1.5mm,
  2. Be fire retardant,
  3. Be resistant to abrasion,
  4. Have perspiration absorbing qualities,
  5. Be medically non-toxic and non-allergenic.

19.8.7 Goggles and Visors

19.8.7.1 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.
19.8.7.2 Visors mounted on the helmet or peak may not be used unless:

  1. The visor is made of a flexible material that will not shatter on impact,
  2. Any rivets or screws used to mount the mechanism are fitted with their heads flush with the inner or lower surface, provided that where flush finishing is impractical on a peak, round headed screws or pop rivets projecting no more than 3mm from the surface may be used.

19.8.8 Hair and Jewellery

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

19.8.9 Footwear in Pits

19.8.9.1 Closed footwear must be worn in the pit area at all times.
19.8.9.2 Mechanics must be dressed in pit uniforms for a specific rider, team, dealer team, factory team or dress in clean overalls. A promoter may specify pit attire. are encouraged to dress in team attire.

19.9 RIDER IDENTIFICATION

19.9.1 Helmet Colours

a. Speedway competitors must wear helmet colours as prescribed in the program for the competition, selected from the following table and subject to the following sub-Rules:

RACE

RED

BLUE

WHITE

YELLOW

YELLOW & BLACK

GREEN

ORANGE

BLACK

BLACK & WHITE

Scratch 4 Riders X X X X
Scratch 6 Riders X X
Handicap

NOTE: In table 19.8.1 ✔ means available, X means unavailable.

b. At all race meetings, wear racing numbers as allocated to the competitor by the relevant controlling body as follows:

  1. A number worn on a competitor’s back which must:
    1. Measure 230mm x 230mm,
    2. For solo riders, be black, with a white background,
    3. For sidecar riders, be black with a yellow background,
    4. Have a maximum background area of 300mm2.
  2. A number worn on a competitor’s front must:
    1. Measure at least 100mm x 80mm,
    2. For solo riders, be black, with a white background,
    3. For sidecar riders, be black with a yellow background,
    4. Be worn on the left breast.

Not have advertising on clothing within 25mm of number backgrounds.

19.9.1.1 The helmet colour of each competitor must be clearly visible to the Referee, the Judge and the Timekeeper throughout each event.
19.9.1.2 A competitor who has a helmet of the specified colour for an event may wear the helmet in that event without a helmet cover.

19.10 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS

19.10.1 General

19.10.1.1 Competitions may be solo events or team events.

19.10.2 Change of Machines

19.10.2.1 Subject to the supplementary regulations, a competitor may compete on a machine other than that described in the competitor’s entry application but:

  1. Must inform a key official of any change, and
  2. May not, in any heat or final, use the machine on which another rider has qualified for the same heat or final.
    Competitors must use the machine presented at scrutineering. The machines that go through machine examination must match frame and engine numbers used by the rider in said meeting.

19.10.3 Identification of Machines

19.10.3.1 All machines must have the competitor’s name displayed on the rear mudguard, seat or valance, in letters with a minimum height of 25mm.
19.10.3.2 All sidecars must have the competitor’s race number on the side wing of the machine. The number must be 150mm (min.) high with a contrasting background.

19.10.4 Log Books

19.10.4.1 Each competitor must possess a prescribed log book which must:

  1. Be produced by the competitor at Scrutineering,
  2. Be available for production at any other time during the meeting,
  3. Contain provision for the following entries:
    1. The meeting date and place,
    2. The Scrutineer’s report as to any defects or faults in the machine,
    3. Any penalties imposed by the Referee.
19.10.4.2 A competitor must correct any machine defects noted in the log book before being permitted to compete on that machine again.

19.10.5 Measurement of Engines

19.10.6 Measurement at Meetings

19.10.6.1 A Referee 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.
19.10.6.2 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.
19.10.6.3 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.

19.10.7 Measurement Australian and State Championship Events

19.10.7.1 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.

19.10.8 Competitors

19.10.8.1 A competitor who has entered for a meeting may practice on a machine on the track before the commencement of the meeting where the competitor has:

  1. Not ridden on the track previously,
  2. Had an accident, which has damaged the machine so as to require major repairs to the frame.
19.10.8.2 The Referee may require any:

  1. Newly licensed competitor, or
  2. Competitor whose abilities are not known to the Referee, to submit to such test as the Referee considers proves that the competitor is able to perform safely in competition.

19.10.9 Radio Communication

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

19.10.10 Juniors

19.10.10.1 Where a Junior track is situated on the infield of a Senior track, Junior Speedway event may be conducted in conjunction with a Senior meeting.
19.10.10.2 Demonstrations, Coaching and Practice

  1. A Junior licence holder who has turned 15 years of age and who in the opinion of an MA accredited coach is capable of handling a 500cc solo Speedway machine may give a demonstration during a break in the Senior program. Only one rider in this category is allowed on the track at one time,
  2. A Junior licence holder who has turned 12 years of age and 9 months will be allowed to be coached/practice on a 250cc solo Speedway machine. Only one rider in this category is allowed on the track at one time,
  3. A Junior licence holder who has turned 13 years of age and 9 months will be allowed to be coached/practice on a 350cc solo Speedway machine. Only one rider in this category is allowed on the track at one time.

19.10.11 Late Arrival

19.10.11.1 The Referee may refuse permission to compete to a competitor who arrives at the venue for a meeting later than the arrival time prescribed in the supplementary regulations.

19.10.12 Sidecar Passenger

19.10.12.1 In the event that the nominated sidecar passenger is unable to continue during the meeting, they may be replaced providing the new passenger signs the relevant forms and is authorised by the Clerk of Course and Referee prior to taking part.

19.10.13 Starting

19.10.13.1 Competitors must be ready for the start when called upon to do so by the relevant official.

  1. The Referee may will sound a two minute warning signal and illuminate the amber flashing light (if available) in the pit area,
  2. At the order of the Clerk of Course, competitors must leave the pit area together and proceed by the shortest practical route to the starting tapes and there stop under the control of the starting Marshal,
  3. Any competitor not ready to start at the expiration of two minutes after the signal will may be excluded from the race,
  4. A competitor so excluded may be replaced by a reserve,
  5. Unless otherwise directed by the Referee, the time between the finish of one race and the start of the next will not exceed five minutes.
19.10.13.2 Competitors who are members of the same team or pair may exchange their starting positions.
19.10.13.3 Standing starts, operated by the Referee, are to be used.
19.10.13.4 For other than handicap starts:

  1. Competitors must form up in the prescribed order behind the tapes,
  2. Once all competitors are correctly positioned and stationary, a green light or flag is shown,
  3. The starting Marshal then leaves the area of the tapes,
  4. After a pause of not less than two seconds, the Referee then releases the gate to start the race,
  5. The first competitor whose machine touches one or more of the tapes during the pause before the gate is raised will be excluded and the event will be restarted.
19.10.13.5 For handicap starts in Speedway:

  1. Competitors must form up at their handicap marks on indication by red light or red flag,
  2. Once all competitors are correctly positioned and stationary, the red light is extinguished or flag withdrawn to indicate that a start is imminent,
  3. After a pause, the Referee then shows a green light or flag to start the race,
  4. The first competitor whose machine crosses the applicable starting line in the pause before the green light or flag is shown will be excluded and the event will be restarted,
  5. A machine is deemed to have crossed the starting line when its rear wheel axle passes over the line.
19.10.13.6 A race may be re-started if, in the opinion of the Referee:

  1. Any aspect of the start is unfair or incorrect,
  2. The actions of any competitor have given that competitor an unfair advantage over another.
19.10.13.7 A competitor may not receive outside assistance after the showing of the green light or flag, or, in handicap events, the red light or flag, other than if:

  1. The engine has stalled,
  2. The assistance is from authorised pushers,
  3. The assistance is given before the machine reaches the 30 metre marker.
19.10.13.8 For the purposes of the preceding sub-Rule:

  1. A marker must be placed on the track 30 metres from the starting line,
  2. A machine will be deemed to have reached the 30 metre marker when the front wheel axle passes it.
19.10.13.9 A competitor will be excluded if, in the opinion of the Referee:

  1. The competitor’s machine is not moving under its own power at the 30 metre marker,
  2. The competitor fails to ride directly and without delay from the pits to the starting line,
  3. The competitor touches the tapes or crosses the applicable starting line at the start.
19.10.13.10 A competitor excluded under the preceding Rule in:

  1. Individual contests; may be replaced by a reserve,
  2. Teams contests; may be replaced by a track reserve,
  3. Test and teams matches; may be replaced by a team reserve,
  4. must leave the track without delay and return to the pits as soon as the race finishes or is stopped.

19.10.14 Leaving the Course

19.10.14.1 A rider whose machine crosses the inner edge of the track with two wheels must be excluded unless, in the opinion of the Referee, the action was taken in the interest of safety of other riders or the rider was forced off course by another rider.
19.10.14.2 When tracks do not have an outer fence and are marked by other means, a competitor will be excluded if one wheel crosses the outer marker.
19.10.14.3 A rider who returns to the track and continues to race when not entitled to shall be excluded.

19.10.15 Retirements

19.10.15.1 A competitor who, in the opinion of the Timekeeper Referee:

  1. Has not completed the race distance within three minutes of the start,
  2. Has not started the last lap before the winner has crossed the finish line;
  3. will be deemed to have retired from the race.
19.10.15.2 If the chequered flag has not been shown after the race distance has been completed by the leading competitor, it will be deemed to have been shown and that competitor will be declared the winner.

19.10.16 Reserves

19.10.16.1 The Referee may direct a reserve to replace a competitor who has failed to start in an event.
19.10.16.2 Reserves will be used in rotation.
19.10.16.3 A reserve is not entitled to any points towards any subsequent race but must be paid any prize monies to which the reserve would have been entitled if the reserve had been an original competitor.
19.10.16.4 A reserve who replaces an excluded competitor in pairs or team races may use:

  1. The reserve’s original start position,
  2. The competitor’s original start position.

19.10.17 Re-Runs

19.10.17.1 When a chequered flag is displayed before the race distance has been completed by the leading competitor, the Referee must order a re-run.
19.10.17.2 In a re-run:

  1. Competitors must start from their original starting positions, and
  2. Reserves must occupy the position of the replaced competitors.
19.10.17.3 Any competitor who has failed to start in or been excluded from any race may not compete in the re-run.
19.10.17.4 Any competitor who has retired from any race may not compete in the re-run unless, in the opinion of the Referee, the competitor retired in the interests of safety or after being fouled.

19.10.18 Scoring

19.10.18.1 In every heat, unless otherwise prescribed by the supplementary regulations:

  1. The winner receives three points,
  2. The second receives two points,
  3. The third receives one point.
  4. The fourth receives 0 points
  5. 0 for last place is better than M,R,F,T,E and N where:O= For last place,

    M= Excluded for two minute rule,

    R= Retired from the race,

    F= Fall but not excluded,

    T= Excluded for false start,

    E= Excluded,

    N= No start.

19.10.18.2 In individual events, ties will be resolved by a run-off between the tied competitors.
19.10.18.3 Alternatively, in individual events ties may be resolved as follows:

  1. Precedence will be given to the riders (tied on points) having the most 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th placings (a ‘O’ for last place is better than being disqualified);
  2. If the tie still persists and involves only two riders, precedence will be given to the better placed rider in the heat or heats where the two riders met;
  3. If the tie still persists and involves more than two riders, it shall be checked whether there is a possibility to determine a proper precedence (e.g. three riders tied on points: A, B, C: rider A has beaten rider B, rider A has beaten rider C, rider B has beaten rider C. Precedence will be best position for rider A, then rider B and rider C respectively);
  4. If solutions a), b), and c) cannot resolve the tie, then a run-off will take place.
  5. The competitor who attains the highest number of firsts in the heats will be the winner,
  6. If there is still a tie, the competitor who attains the highest number of seconds in the heats will be the winner,
  7. If there is still a tie, the competitor who receives the highest number of thirds in the heats will be the winner,
  8. If there is still a tie, an “O” for the last place is better than M,R,F,T,E or N, where:M= Excluded for two minute rule,

    R= Retired from the race,

    F= Fall but not excluded,

    T= Excluded for false start,

    E= Excluded,

    N= No start.

19.10.18.4 In team events, ties will be resolved by a run-off with one competitor from each team.
19.10.18.5 All competitors taking part in a run-off in the event of tied scores must be paid prize money for the run-off.

19.10.19 Dead Heats

19.10.19.1 In the event of a dead heat between two or more competitors, the combined points will be shared between the tied competitors.

19.10.20 Flags and Signals

19.10.20.1 The dimensions of flags must be 600 x 600 mm.
19.10.20.2 All control lights:

  1. Must be visible to all competitors,
  2. May only be operated by the Referee or the Referee’s nominee.
19.10.20.3 In addition to, or in substitution for the flags and lights applicable to other disciplines the following signals apply:

  1. Start – Green or National flag,
  2. Race stoppage – Red flag,
  3. Last lap – Yellow flag with black diagonal cross 50mm wide.
  4. Exclusion- Black flag, light or disc, indicating competitor’s number or helmet colour.

19.10.21 Pit Control

19.10.21.1 No persons may be or remain in the pits during a meeting other than:

  1. Competitors,
  2. Competitors’ mechanics,
  3. Police, fire or medical staff,
  4. Officials,
  5. Others authorised by the Clerk of Course or pit Marshal
19.10.21.2 The pits will be under the control of the Clerk of Course who will be assisted by a Pit Marshal:

  1. The Pit Marshal may report to the Clerk of Course any person who breaches any rule or disobeys any instruction given by the Clerk of Course or pit Marshal,
  2. The Pit Marshal may direct report to the Clerk of Course any person as to that person’s mode of dress or behaviour,
  3. The Pit Marshal Clerk of Course may eject any person who, in their opinion is behaving in an unsafe or unsatisfactory manner.
19.10.21.3 Mechanics must not enter the racing area unless authorised to do so by the Clerk of Course for the purposes of:

  1. Push starting the competitor’s machine,
  2. Attending to the accident damaged machine of the relevant competitor.
19.10.21.4 A mechanic may not attend any riders’ briefing without the permission of the Referee.
19.10.21.5 It is recommended that mechanics be dressed in pit uniform for a specific rider, team, factory team, or dress in clean overalls. A promoter may specify pit attire.

19.10.22 Payments

19.10.22.1 Prize monies and traveling expenses must be prescribed in the supplementary regulations.
19.10.22.2 All traveling monies must be paid in cash unless the competitor otherwise agrees.
19.10.22.3 A competitor will be deemed to have qualified for starting money if, after receiving the starting signal, the competitor moves forward under power from the starting position.
19.10.22.4 In races other than handicaps, a competitor who defeats a competitor of a higher grade is entitled to prize monies at the level of the defeated rider.

19.10.23 Referee

19.10.23.1 In Speedway, the functions and authority of Steward and Clerk of Course, as described in Chapter 2 will be exercised by the Referee.
19.10.23.2 The Clerk of Course shall be responsible to the Referee:

  1. For the conduct of the meeting and its administration in accordance with these regulations and the official program,
  2. To put into effect all instructions given by the Referee received verbally or in writing, directly or by telephone,
  3. Ensure that all the necessary officials, riders and spectators are informed without delay of the Referee’s decision,
  4. To prevent any person from communicating directly with the Referee, including communicating by telephone, during the meeting without the Referee’s permission,
  5. Must ensure that protests are in order and accompanied by the appropriate fees before passing them to the Referee.
  6. The Clerk of Course may fine or reprimand a competitor, mechanic or official in the pit area. The Clerk of Course must notify the referee of any penalties handed out during the meeting.

19.11 TEST MATCHES

19.11.1 Definition

19.11.1.1 A test match is an International event between two or more countries appointed by their respective FMNs.

19.11.2 Format

19.11.2.1 There must be 18 heats in a format according to the following table:

HEAT NUMBER

HOME TEAM

Red Blue White Yellow & Black
1 1 2 1 2
2 3 4 3 4
3 5 6 5 6
4 3 4 1 2
5 5 6 3 4
6 1 2 5 6
7 5 6 1 2
8 1 2 3 4
9 3 4 5 6
Interval
10 1 2 1 2
11 3 4 3 4
12 5 6 5 6
13 3 4 1 2
14 5 6 3 4
15 1 2 5 6
16 5 6 1 2
17 1 2 3 4
18 3 4 5 6
Competitor Numbers 7 & 8 or Number 7 of each team are the reserves.

19.11.3 Bonus Points

19.11.3.1 Bonus points are allotted for prize money only with an additional bonus point for a competitor who finishes 2nd or 3rd immediately behind their team mate.

19.11.4 Starting Positions

19.11.4.1 The captains of each team will toss for starting positions in the first heat, the choice being positions 1 and 3 or positions 2 and 4, counting from the inside of the track.
19.11.4.2 The team that selects positions 1 and 3 in the first heat must take positions 2 and 4 in the second heat, and so on alternately throughout the meeting.
19.11.4.3 The relative positions of the two competitors of each team in each heat may be changed.

19.11.5 Reserves

19.11.5.1 A competitor who has been unable to commence or complete an event due to an accident, and who has not been excluded, may be replaced by a reserve. The event will be deemed to be a new event with the reserve as a competitor.
19.11.5.2 A reserve may not ride in more than six events.
19.11.5.3 Only one reserve may participate in each event.

19.12 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION

19.12.1 Open Solo Eligibility and Qualifying

19.12.1.1 The placings from the Australian Speedway Championships will dictate the following:

  1. The highest placed Australian rider who has not already achieved World Championship qualification for the following year will be qualifier 1.
  2. The next highest will be qualifier 2.
  3. The riders who will occupy the third and any additional positions (where applicable) will be chosen by the Speedway Commission of Motorcycling Australia.
  4. Should a rider who qualifies choose to forfeit his or her right to participate in the subsequent rounds, again the Commission will choose the replacement riders/s.
19.12.1.2 World Championship selection – Under 21 Solo and Sidecar
19.12.1.3 The placings from the Australian Speedway Championship will dictate the following:

  1. The highest placed Australian rider will be qualifier 1.
  2. The next highest will be qualifier 2.
  3. The riders who will occupy the third and any additional positions (where applicable) will be chosen by the Speedway Commission of Motorcycling Australia.
  4. Should a rider who qualifies choose to forfeit his or her right to participate in the subsequent rounds, again the Commission will choose the replacement rider/s.
19.12.1.4 World Cup
The riders for the FIM World Cup teams will be chosen by the MA Speedway Commission in consultation with the Australian Speedway Manager. To be eligible for selection in the World Cup Teams, both Senior & Junior, effective for the 2011 events, riders must participate in the Australian Senior Solo or the Under 21 Championships for that year. Rule 19.15.1.5 will be taken into account. In addition Team selection will be based on current form, previous achievements, suitability to the venue and willingness to represent Australia. Note: Australian GP riders are exempt from this requirement.
19.12.1.5 FIM Gold Trophy Selection – Under 16 solo.
The placings from the Australian Championship will dictate the following:

  1. The highest placed Australian rider will be qualifier 1,
  2. The next highest will be qualifier 2,
  3. The riders who will occupy the third and any additional positions (where applicable) will be chosen by the Speedway Commission of Motorcycling Australia,
  4. Should a rider who qualifies choose to forfeit his or her right to participate in the subsequent event, again the Commission will choose the replacement rider/s.
19.12.1.6 Inability to compete – (Applies to Open, Under 21 and Gold Trophy events)Riders who are unable to compete in the National Championship due to exceptional circumstances, but have previously shown strong support for Australian Speedway may be considered for selection. This avenue is only open where the rider in question has informed MA in writing prior to the event, stating the reasons for non-participation.
19.12.1.7 The Australian Speedway Team Manager to be selected by the MA Speedway Commission in consultation with the MA Board. The appointment will be reviewed annually and advertised in Australia and the United Kingdom.

SECTION 19D: COMPETITION RULES


19.7 GENERAL COMPETITION RULES

19.7.1 Homologation

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

19.7.2 Helmet Cameras

19.7.2.1 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.

19.7.3 Fees

ACTIVITY

FEE $ (INC GST)

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

19.7.4 General Eligibility

19.7.4.1 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.
19.7.4.2 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
19.7.4.3 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.
19.7.4.4 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.
19.7.4.5 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.

19.8 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

19.8.0.1 No competitor may practice, start or compete in any Speedway competition on a Speedway machine unless wearing the following protective equipment and clothing:

19.8.1 Helmets

19.8.1.1 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.

19.8.2 Approval Labels for Helmets

19.8.2.1 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

19.8.3 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
19.8.3.1 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]

19.8.4 Clothing

19.8.4.1 A one-piece suit or jacket and trousers constructed of leather or other material of similar or greater durability,
19.8.4.2 Where jackets or one-piece suits are fitted with front opening slide fasteners, a safety strap must be fitted and secured at the neck, Jackets or one-piece suits are to be fitted with front opening slide fasteners.
19.8.4.3 When jackets and trousers are worn, provision must be made to securely attach the jacket to the trousers by press studs, buttons, laces, Velcro or zippers. The trousers and jacket must be attached while competing.
19.8.4.4 The following areas must be padded with at least a double layer of leather or enclosed plastic foam at least 8mm thick at the:

  1. Shoulders,
  2. Elbows,
  3. Both sides of torso and hip joint, and
  4. Knees.
19.8.4.5 Alternative Solo & Sidecar clothing can be:

  1. Trousers of leather or synthetic material of similar durability
  2. Trousers of other than leather must be non-combustible and fitted with a lining
  3. A jersey made of close knit fabric of natural or synthetic fibre, which must be a snug fit and provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms
  4. Full body armour must be worn under clothing.
19.8.4.6 A commercially manufactured back protector, which continuously covers the back area between the collar line and the base of the spine.

19.8.5 Footwear

19.8.5.1 Boots with ankle and calf protection which must be:

  1. Constructed of leather or other material of similar or greater durability but must not be constructed of rubber,
  2. At least overlap the suit or trousers when the rider is in the normal riding position, and
  3. For solo competitors, in the case of the left foot, have a steel skid and be made with a curved front extending at least 50mm over the toe of the boot.

19.8.6 Gloves

19.8.6.1 Gloves of non-split leather or other material of similar or greater durability and having the following properties:

  1. A minimum thickness of 1.5mm,
  2. Be fire retardant,
  3. Be resistant to abrasion,
  4. Have perspiration absorbing qualities,
  5. Be medically non-toxic and non-allergenic.

19.8.7 Goggles and Visors

19.8.7.1 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.
19.8.7.2 Visors mounted on the helmet or peak may not be used unless:

  1. The visor is made of a flexible material that will not shatter on impact,
  2. Any rivets or screws used to mount the mechanism are fitted with their heads flush with the inner or lower surface, provided that where flush finishing is impractical on a peak, round headed screws or pop rivets projecting no more than 3mm from the surface may be used.

19.8.8 Hair and Jewellery

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

19.8.9 Footwear in Pits

19.8.9.1 Closed footwear must be worn in the pit area at all times.
19.8.9.2 Mechanics must be dressed in pit uniforms for a specific rider, team, dealer team, factory team or dress in clean overalls. A promoter may specify pit attire. are encouraged to dress in team attire.

19.9 RIDER IDENTIFICATION

19.9.1 Helmet Colours

a. Speedway competitors must wear helmet colours as prescribed in the program for the competition, selected from the following table and subject to the following sub-Rules:

RACE

RED

BLUE

WHITE

YELLOW

YELLOW & BLACK

GREEN

ORANGE

BLACK

BLACK & WHITE

Scratch 4 Riders X X X X
Scratch 6 Riders X X
Handicap

NOTE: In table 19.8.1 ✔ means available, X means unavailable.

b. At all race meetings, wear racing numbers as allocated to the competitor by the relevant controlling body as follows:

  1. A number worn on a competitor’s back which must:
    1. Measure 230mm x 230mm,
    2. For solo riders, be black, with a white background,
    3. For sidecar riders, be black with a yellow background,
    4. Have a maximum background area of 300mm2.
  2. A number worn on a competitor’s front must:
    1. Measure at least 100mm x 80mm,
    2. For solo riders, be black, with a white background,
    3. For sidecar riders, be black with a yellow background,
    4. Be worn on the left breast.

Not have advertising on clothing within 25mm of number backgrounds.

19.9.1.1 The helmet colour of each competitor must be clearly visible to the Referee, the Judge and the Timekeeper throughout each event.
19.9.1.2 A competitor who has a helmet of the specified colour for an event may wear the helmet in that event without a helmet cover.

19.10 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS

19.10.1 General

19.10.1.1 Competitions may be solo events or team events.

19.10.2 Change of Machines

19.10.2.1 Subject to the supplementary regulations, a competitor may compete on a machine other than that described in the competitor’s entry application but:

  1. Must inform a key official of any change, and
  2. May not, in any heat or final, use the machine on which another rider has qualified for the same heat or final.
    Competitors must use the machine presented at scrutineering. The machines that go through machine examination must match frame and engine numbers used by the rider in said meeting.

19.10.3 Identification of Machines

19.10.3.1 All machines must have the competitor’s name displayed on the rear mudguard, seat or valance, in letters with a minimum height of 25mm.
19.10.3.2 All sidecars must have the competitor’s race number on the side wing of the machine. The number must be 150mm (min.) high with a contrasting background.

19.10.4 Log Books

19.10.4.1 Each competitor must possess a prescribed log book which must:

  1. Be produced by the competitor at Scrutineering,
  2. Be available for production at any other time during the meeting,
  3. Contain provision for the following entries:
    1. The meeting date and place,
    2. The Scrutineer’s report as to any defects or faults in the machine,
    3. Any penalties imposed by the Referee.
19.10.4.2 A competitor must correct any machine defects noted in the log book before being permitted to compete on that machine again.

19.10.5 Measurement of Engines

19.10.6 Measurement at Meetings

19.10.6.1 A Referee 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.
19.10.6.2 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.
19.10.6.3 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.

19.10.7 Measurement Australian and State Championship Events

19.10.7.1 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.

19.10.8 Competitors

19.10.8.1 A competitor who has entered for a meeting may practice on a machine on the track before the commencement of the meeting where the competitor has:

  1. Not ridden on the track previously,
  2. Had an accident, which has damaged the machine so as to require major repairs to the frame.
19.10.8.2 The Referee may require any:

  1. Newly licensed competitor, or
  2. Competitor whose abilities are not known to the Referee, to submit to such test as the Referee considers proves that the competitor is able to perform safely in competition.

19.10.9 Radio Communication

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

19.10.10 Juniors

19.10.10.1 Where a Junior track is situated on the infield of a Senior track, Junior Speedway event may be conducted in conjunction with a Senior meeting.
19.10.10.2 Demonstrations, Coaching and Practice

  1. A Junior licence holder who has turned 15 years of age and who in the opinion of an MA accredited coach is capable of handling a 500cc solo Speedway machine may give a demonstration during a break in the Senior program. Only one rider in this category is allowed on the track at one time,
  2. A Junior licence holder who has turned 12 years of age and 9 months will be allowed to be coached/practice on a 250cc solo Speedway machine. Only one rider in this category is allowed on the track at one time,
  3. A Junior licence holder who has turned 13 years of age and 9 months will be allowed to be coached/practice on a 350cc solo Speedway machine. Only one rider in this category is allowed on the track at one time.

19.10.11 Late Arrival

19.10.11.1 The Referee may refuse permission to compete to a competitor who arrives at the venue for a meeting later than the arrival time prescribed in the supplementary regulations.

19.10.12 Sidecar Passenger

19.10.12.1 In the event that the nominated sidecar passenger is unable to continue during the meeting, they may be replaced providing the new passenger signs the relevant forms and is authorised by the Clerk of Course and Referee prior to taking part.

19.10.13 Starting

19.10.13.1 Competitors must be ready for the start when called upon to do so by the relevant official.

  1. The Referee may will sound a two minute warning signal and illuminate the amber flashing light (if available) in the pit area,
  2. At the order of the Clerk of Course, competitors must leave the pit area together and proceed by the shortest practical route to the starting tapes and there stop under the control of the starting Marshal,
  3. Any competitor not ready to start at the expiration of two minutes after the signal will may be excluded from the race,
  4. A competitor so excluded may be replaced by a reserve,
  5. Unless otherwise directed by the Referee, the time between the finish of one race and the start of the next will not exceed five minutes.
19.10.13.2 Competitors who are members of the same team or pair may exchange their starting positions.
19.10.13.3 Standing starts, operated by the Referee, are to be used.
19.10.13.4 For other than handicap starts:

  1. Competitors must form up in the prescribed order behind the tapes,
  2. Once all competitors are correctly positioned and stationary, a green light or flag is shown,
  3. The starting Marshal then leaves the area of the tapes,
  4. After a pause of not less than two seconds, the Referee then releases the gate to start the race,
  5. The first competitor whose machine touches one or more of the tapes during the pause before the gate is raised will be excluded and the event will be restarted.
19.10.13.5 For handicap starts in Speedway:

  1. Competitors must form up at their handicap marks on indication by red light or red flag,
  2. Once all competitors are correctly positioned and stationary, the red light is extinguished or flag withdrawn to indicate that a start is imminent,
  3. After a pause, the Referee then shows a green light or flag to start the race,
  4. The first competitor whose machine crosses the applicable starting line in the pause before the green light or flag is shown will be excluded and the event will be restarted,
  5. A machine is deemed to have crossed the starting line when its rear wheel axle passes over the line.
19.10.13.6 A race may be re-started if, in the opinion of the Referee:

  1. Any aspect of the start is unfair or incorrect,
  2. The actions of any competitor have given that competitor an unfair advantage over another.
19.10.13.7 A competitor may not receive outside assistance after the showing of the green light or flag, or, in handicap events, the red light or flag, other than if:

  1. The engine has stalled,
  2. The assistance is from authorised pushers,
  3. The assistance is given before the machine reaches the 30 metre marker.
19.10.13.8 For the purposes of the preceding sub-Rule:

  1. A marker must be placed on the track 30 metres from the starting line,
  2. A machine will be deemed to have reached the 30 metre marker when the front wheel axle passes it.
19.10.13.9 A competitor will be excluded if, in the opinion of the Referee:

  1. The competitor’s machine is not moving under its own power at the 30 metre marker,
  2. The competitor fails to ride directly and without delay from the pits to the starting line,
  3. The competitor touches the tapes or crosses the applicable starting line at the start.
19.10.13.10 A competitor excluded under the preceding Rule in:

  1. Individual contests; may be replaced by a reserve,
  2. Teams contests; may be replaced by a track reserve,
  3. Test and teams matches; may be replaced by a team reserve,
  4. must leave the track without delay and return to the pits as soon as the race finishes or is stopped.

19.10.14 Leaving the Course

19.10.14.1 A rider whose machine crosses the inner edge of the track with two wheels must be excluded unless, in the opinion of the Referee, the action was taken in the interest of safety of other riders or the rider was forced off course by another rider.
19.10.14.2 When tracks do not have an outer fence and are marked by other means, a competitor will be excluded if one wheel crosses the outer marker.
19.10.14.3 A rider who returns to the track and continues to race when not entitled to shall be excluded.

19.10.15 Retirements

19.10.15.1 A competitor who, in the opinion of the Timekeeper Referee:

  1. Has not completed the race distance within three minutes of the start,
  2. Has not started the last lap before the winner has crossed the finish line;
  3. will be deemed to have retired from the race.
19.10.15.2 If the chequered flag has not been shown after the race distance has been completed by the leading competitor, it will be deemed to have been shown and that competitor will be declared the winner.

19.10.16 Reserves

19.10.16.1 The Referee may direct a reserve to replace a competitor who has failed to start in an event.
19.10.16.2 Reserves will be used in rotation.
19.10.16.3 A reserve is not entitled to any points towards any subsequent race but must be paid any prize monies to which the reserve would have been entitled if the reserve had been an original competitor.
19.10.16.4 A reserve who replaces an excluded competitor in pairs or team races may use:

  1. The reserve’s original start position,
  2. The competitor’s original start position.

19.10.17 Re-Runs

19.10.17.1 When a chequered flag is displayed before the race distance has been completed by the leading competitor, the Referee must order a re-run.
19.10.17.2 In a re-run:

  1. Competitors must start from their original starting positions, and
  2. Reserves must occupy the position of the replaced competitors.
19.10.17.3 Any competitor who has failed to start in or been excluded from any race may not compete in the re-run.
19.10.17.4 Any competitor who has retired from any race may not compete in the re-run unless, in the opinion of the Referee, the competitor retired in the interests of safety or after being fouled.

19.10.18 Scoring

19.10.18.1 In every heat, unless otherwise prescribed by the supplementary regulations:

  1. The winner receives three points,
  2. The second receives two points,
  3. The third receives one point.
  4. The fourth receives 0 points
  5. 0 for last place is better than M,R,F,T,E and N where:O= For last place,

    M= Excluded for two minute rule,

    R= Retired from the race,

    F= Fall but not excluded,

    T= Excluded for false start,

    E= Excluded,

    N= No start.

19.10.18.2 In individual events, ties will be resolved by a run-off between the tied competitors.
19.10.18.3 Alternatively, in individual events ties may be resolved as follows:

  1. Precedence will be given to the riders (tied on points) having the most 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th placings (a ‘O’ for last place is better than being disqualified);
  2. If the tie still persists and involves only two riders, precedence will be given to the better placed rider in the heat or heats where the two riders met;
  3. If the tie still persists and involves more than two riders, it shall be checked whether there is a possibility to determine a proper precedence (e.g. three riders tied on points: A, B, C: rider A has beaten rider B, rider A has beaten rider C, rider B has beaten rider C. Precedence will be best position for rider A, then rider B and rider C respectively);
  4. If solutions a), b), and c) cannot resolve the tie, then a run-off will take place.
  5. The competitor who attains the highest number of firsts in the heats will be the winner,
  6. If there is still a tie, the competitor who attains the highest number of seconds in the heats will be the winner,
  7. If there is still a tie, the competitor who receives the highest number of thirds in the heats will be the winner,
  8. If there is still a tie, an “O” for the last place is better than M,R,F,T,E or N, where:M= Excluded for two minute rule,

    R= Retired from the race,

    F= Fall but not excluded,

    T= Excluded for false start,

    E= Excluded,

    N= No start.

19.10.18.4 In team events, ties will be resolved by a run-off with one competitor from each team.
19.10.18.5 All competitors taking part in a run-off in the event of tied scores must be paid prize money for the run-off.

19.10.19 Dead Heats

19.10.19.1 In the event of a dead heat between two or more competitors, the combined points will be shared between the tied competitors.

19.10.20 Flags and Signals

19.10.20.1 The dimensions of flags must be 600 x 600 mm.
19.10.20.2 All control lights:

  1. Must be visible to all competitors,
  2. May only be operated by the Referee or the Referee’s nominee.
19.10.20.3 In addition to, or in substitution for the flags and lights applicable to other disciplines the following signals apply:

  1. Start – Green or National flag,
  2. Race stoppage – Red flag,
  3. Last lap – Yellow flag with black diagonal cross 50mm wide.
  4. Exclusion- Black flag, light or disc, indicating competitor’s number or helmet colour.

19.10.21 Pit Control

19.10.21.1 No persons may be or remain in the pits during a meeting other than:

  1. Competitors,
  2. Competitors’ mechanics,
  3. Police, fire or medical staff,
  4. Officials,
  5. Others authorised by the Clerk of Course or pit Marshal
19.10.21.2 The pits will be under the control of the Clerk of Course who will be assisted by a Pit Marshal:

  1. The Pit Marshal may report to the Clerk of Course any person who breaches any rule or disobeys any instruction given by the Clerk of Course or pit Marshal,
  2. The Pit Marshal may direct report to the Clerk of Course any person as to that person’s mode of dress or behaviour,
  3. The Pit Marshal Clerk of Course may eject any person who, in their opinion is behaving in an unsafe or unsatisfactory manner.
19.10.21.3 Mechanics must not enter the racing area unless authorised to do so by the Clerk of Course for the purposes of:

  1. Push starting the competitor’s machine,
  2. Attending to the accident damaged machine of the relevant competitor.
19.10.21.4 A mechanic may not attend any riders’ briefing without the permission of the Referee.
19.10.21.5 It is recommended that mechanics be dressed in pit uniform for a specific rider, team, factory team, or dress in clean overalls. A promoter may specify pit attire.

19.10.22 Payments

19.10.22.1 Prize monies and traveling expenses must be prescribed in the supplementary regulations.
19.10.22.2 All traveling monies must be paid in cash unless the competitor otherwise agrees.
19.10.22.3 A competitor will be deemed to have qualified for starting money if, after receiving the starting signal, the competitor moves forward under power from the starting position.
19.10.22.4 In races other than handicaps, a competitor who defeats a competitor of a higher grade is entitled to prize monies at the level of the defeated rider.

19.10.23 Referee

19.10.23.1 In Speedway, the functions and authority of Steward and Clerk of Course, as described in Chapter 2 will be exercised by the Referee.
19.10.23.2 The Clerk of Course shall be responsible to the Referee:

  1. For the conduct of the meeting and its administration in accordance with these regulations and the official program,
  2. To put into effect all instructions given by the Referee received verbally or in writing, directly or by telephone,
  3. Ensure that all the necessary officials, riders and spectators are informed without delay of the Referee’s decision,
  4. To prevent any person from communicating directly with the Referee, including communicating by telephone, during the meeting without the Referee’s permission,
  5. Must ensure that protests are in order and accompanied by the appropriate fees before passing them to the Referee.
  6. The Clerk of Course may fine or reprimand a competitor, mechanic or official in the pit area. The Clerk of Course must notify the referee of any penalties handed out during the meeting.

19.11 TEST MATCHES

19.11.1 Definition

19.11.1.1 A test match is an International event between two or more countries appointed by their respective FMNs.

19.11.2 Format

19.11.2.1 There must be 18 heats in a format according to the following table:

HEAT NUMBER

HOME TEAM

Red Blue White Yellow & Black
1 1 2 1 2
2 3 4 3 4
3 5 6 5 6
4 3 4 1 2
5 5 6 3 4
6 1 2 5 6
7 5 6 1 2
8 1 2 3 4
9 3 4 5 6
Interval
10 1 2 1 2
11 3 4 3 4
12 5 6 5 6
13 3 4 1 2
14 5 6 3 4
15 1 2 5 6
16 5 6 1 2
17 1 2 3 4
18 3 4 5 6
Competitor Numbers 7 & 8 or Number 7 of each team are the reserves.

19.11.3 Bonus Points

19.11.3.1 Bonus points are allotted for prize money only with an additional bonus point for a competitor who finishes 2nd or 3rd immediately behind their team mate.

19.11.4 Starting Positions

19.11.4.1 The captains of each team will toss for starting positions in the first heat, the choice being positions 1 and 3 or positions 2 and 4, counting from the inside of the track.
19.11.4.2 The team that selects positions 1 and 3 in the first heat must take positions 2 and 4 in the second heat, and so on alternately throughout the meeting.
19.11.4.3 The relative positions of the two competitors of each team in each heat may be changed.

19.11.5 Reserves

19.11.5.1 A competitor who has been unable to commence or complete an event due to an accident, and who has not been excluded, may be replaced by a reserve. The event will be deemed to be a new event with the reserve as a competitor.
19.11.5.2 A reserve may not ride in more than six events.
19.11.5.3 Only one reserve may participate in each event.

19.12 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION

19.12.1 Open Solo Eligibility and Qualifying

19.12.1.1 The placings from the Australian Speedway Championships will dictate the following:

  1. The highest placed Australian rider who has not already achieved World Championship qualification for the following year will be qualifier 1.
  2. The next highest will be qualifier 2.
  3. The riders who will occupy the third and any additional positions (where applicable) will be chosen by the Speedway Commission of Motorcycling Australia.
  4. Should a rider who qualifies choose to forfeit his or her right to participate in the subsequent rounds, again the Commission will choose the replacement riders/s.
19.12.1.2 World Championship selection – Under 21 Solo and Sidecar
19.12.1.3 The placings from the Australian Speedway Championship will dictate the following:

  1. The highest placed Australian rider will be qualifier 1.
  2. The next highest will be qualifier 2.
  3. The riders who will occupy the third and any additional positions (where applicable) will be chosen by the Speedway Commission of Motorcycling Australia.
  4. Should a rider who qualifies choose to forfeit his or her right to participate in the subsequent rounds, again the Commission will choose the replacement rider/s.
19.12.1.4 World Cup
The riders for the FIM World Cup teams will be chosen by the MA Speedway Commission in consultation with the Australian Speedway Manager. To be eligible for selection in the World Cup Teams, both Senior & Junior, effective for the 2011 events, riders must participate in the Australian Senior Solo or the Under 21 Championships for that year. Rule 19.15.1.5 will be taken into account. In addition Team selection will be based on current form, previous achievements, suitability to the venue and willingness to represent Australia. Note: Australian GP riders are exempt from this requirement.
19.12.1.5 FIM Gold Trophy Selection – Under 16 solo.
The placings from the Australian Championship will dictate the following:

  1. The highest placed Australian rider will be qualifier 1,
  2. The next highest will be qualifier 2,
  3. The riders who will occupy the third and any additional positions (where applicable) will be chosen by the Speedway Commission of Motorcycling Australia,
  4. Should a rider who qualifies choose to forfeit his or her right to participate in the subsequent event, again the Commission will choose the replacement rider/s.
19.12.1.6 Inability to compete – (Applies to Open, Under 21 and Gold Trophy events)Riders who are unable to compete in the National Championship due to exceptional circumstances, but have previously shown strong support for Australian Speedway may be considered for selection. This avenue is only open where the rider in question has informed MA in writing prior to the event, stating the reasons for non-participation.
19.12.1.7 The Australian Speedway Team Manager to be selected by the MA Speedway Commission in consultation with the MA Board. The appointment will be reviewed annually and advertised in Australia and the United Kingdom.