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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 21C: COMPETITION RULES


21.6 GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

21.6.0.1 No person may participate in any competition unless and until that person’s clothing and machine have been examined and approved by the Scrutineer for that competition.
21.6.0.2 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
21.6.0.3 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.
21.6.0.4 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.
21.6.0.5 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.

21.7 JUNIOR ELIGIBILITY

21.7.1 Junior Competitions

21.7.1.1 No person who is under the age of 16 years may compete in other than a junior competition in the discipline of Track
21.7.1.2 In Junior competition,

  1. A rider’s age on 1st January will determine their age for competition purposes for that year,
  2. A rider may move to the next higher age class when they become eligible by reason of celebrating a birthday, but once the rider moves to that higher age class, they may not move back to the lower age class,
  3. Any points earned by the rider in the lower age class cannot be transferred when the rider moves to the higher age class,
  4. This General Competition Rule applies to all riders up to and including the age of 16 years.
21.7.1.3 No person who is unable to lift his or her machine unaided from the horizontal to the vertical may compete in any Junior competition.
21.7.1.4 Subject to General Competition Rule 21.7.1.2 a) a Junior who is under the age of 9 years may compete on a 50cc automatic machine despite being unable to lift the machine unaided from the horizontal to vertical.

  1. Junior competitors in the age groups listed may compete in the corresponding classes.
  2. No applicant will be issued with their first competition licence if they are under the age of 7 years,
  3. Unless otherwise permitted in writing by the relevant controlling body, for any event there must be no greater age variation between competitors than 4 years,
  4. No participant in the 50cc Auto class may compete in any other class other than at Club level competitions,
  5. In the 4 years to under 9 years 50cc Demo non-competitive class, all riders are entitled to receive a prize or award of the same size/value,
  6. Subject to the following two General Competition Rules, a relevant controlling body may permit age group racing, graded racing, or a combination of both,
  7. Age group racing:
    1. Subject to sub-rule ii), only competitors in the same age groups may compete against each other,
    2. Competitors from different age groups in the following classes may compete with each other if there are insufficient entries for each class:
      1. 85cc 2-stroke big wheels and 100cc-150cc 4-stroke single cylinder,
      2. 100cc-150cc single cylinder & 250cc 4-stroke,
      3. Sidecars,
  8. A relevant controlling body may grade Junior competitors according to their respective skills,
  9. 50cc Demo class is a non-competitive class.
21.7.1.5 4-stroke 150cc motocross-type machines may compete against 85cc 2-stroke machines in Junior competition.

21.7.2 Junior Endorsements

Endorsements will be issued for:

  1. Off Road 50cc
  2. Off Road 65cc 2-stroke/125cc 4-stroke
  3. Off Road 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke
  4. Off Road 200cc 2-stroke
  5. Off Road 250cc 4-stroke
  6. Sidecar rider and passenger 85cc 2-stroke/150 4-stroke
  7. Sidecar rider and passenger 200cc 2-stroke/250 4-stroke

21.7.3 Junior Trail Bikes

21.7.3.1 The following machines are eligible for club and inter-club competitions:

  1. 7 to Under 13 years 65cc class

    MANUFACTURER

    MODEL(s)

    Honda CRF70, XR70, CRF80, XR80, CRF110F
    Kawasaki KLX110, KLX110C, KLX110L
    Suzuki JR80, DR-Z70
    Yamaha PW80, TT-R90 TT-R110

    and similar machines approved by Board.

  2. 9 to under 16 years 85cc class:

    MANUFACTURER

    MODEL(s)

    Honda XR100, CRF100
    Kawasaki KE100 KLX140
    Yamaha TT-R125

    and similar machines approved by Board.

21.8 GENERAL RULES

21.8.1 Homologation

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

21.8.2 Helmet Cameras

21.8.2.1 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.

21.8.3 Fees

ACTIVITY

FEE (INC GST)

Replacement licence $25
Protest Lodgement $70
Appeal to State Controlling Body lodgement $500
Appeal to MA lodgement $1000
Fuel Homologation fee First year $2500
Fuel Homologation fee Subsequent years $2000
All other fees Apply at MA office

21.9 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

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

21.9.1 Helmet

21.9.1.1 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.

21.9.2 Approval labels for helmets

21.9.2.1 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

21.9.3 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
21.9.3.1 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]

21.9.4 Clothing

Rider responsibility: It is the responsibility of the rider to select a helmet and apparel that will provide appropriate protection. Although MA approves materials, MA does not endorse or guarantee specific products or manufacturers. Riders must rely on their own judgment in the selection of helmets and apparel for protection and durability.
21.9.4.1 A one-piece suit or jacket and trousers constructed of leather or other material of similar or greater durability which meets FIM requirements for Track racing.
21.9.4.2 Where jackets or one-piece suits are fitted with front opening slide fasteners, a safety strap must be fitted and secured at the neck,
21.9.4.3 In the case of jackets and trousers, provision must be made to attach the rear of the jacket securely to the trousers,
21.9.4.4 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.
21.9.4.5 A commercially manufactured back protector, which continuously covers the back area between the collar line and the base of the spine:

  1. Where the armour is not constructed as a one-piece suit type, knee and elbow guards must be used.

21.9.5 Clothing: Motocross or Enduro Machines

21.9.5.1 No competitor may practice, start or compete on any Motocross or Enduro type machine in any Track competition unless wearing the following protective equipment and clothing:
21.9.5.2 Trousers of leather or synthetic material of similar durability,
21.9.5.3 Trousers of other than leather must be non-combustible and be fitted with a lining,
21.9.5.4 A jersey which must be:

  1. Made of close knit fabric of natural or synthetic fibre, and
  2. Must be a snug fit and provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms.
21.9.5.5 Commercially manufactured armour which protects the elbows, shoulders and the back or a leather or similar jacket with in-built back protection or a jacket and commercially manufactured back protector,
21.9.5.6 A commercially manufactured back protector, which continuously covers the back area between the collar line and the base of the spine if wearing leathers, or a full Kevlar suit.
21.9.5.7 In the case of competitor’s wearing apparel as described in 21.9.5.2 and 21.9.5.3 and 21.9.5.4:

  1. Commercially manufactured armour which protects the elbows, shoulders and the back,
  2. Protection of the back must be continuous and cover all of the back area between the collar and the base of the spine.

21.9.6 Footwear

21.9.6.1 Boots with ankle and calf protection which must be:

  1. Of recognised Motorcycle type,
  2. Constructed of leather, plastic or other similarly durable material,
  3. At least overlap the suit or trousers when the rider is in the normal riding position,
  4. For solo track slider 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.

21.9.7 Gloves

21.9.7.1 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.

21.9.8 Goggles and Visors

21.9.8.1 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.
21.9.8.2 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.

21.9.9 Hair and Jewellery

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

21.9.10 Footwear in pits

21.9.10.1 Closed footwear must be worn in the pit area at all times.

21.10 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

21.10.1 Number Plates

21.10.1.1 For all competitions three number plates must be fitted: One at the front and one on each side.
21.10.1.2 Number plates must:

  1. Where they are not an integral part of the machine or streamlining and are under 1.6mm in thickness, have rolled or wired edges,
  2. In the case of rectangular plates, have the corners formed to a 38mm radius,
  3. In the case of bolt on number plates, be made from a rigid material with minimum dimensions of 235mm height and 285mm width; and
  4. In the case of sidecars, be positioned so that they are visible from the front and each side of the sidecar.
21.10.1.3 Front number plates must have figures which are clearly visible at a distance of 20 metres and a solid 10mm wide border.
21.10.1.4 Side number plates must:

  1. Be fitted above a horizontal line drawn through the rear axle,
  2. Be fitted so that the front edge of the plate is behind a vertical line drawn at 200mm to the rear of the rider’s footrest,
21.10.1.5 Number backgrounds on side number plates may be an integral part of the rear seat section or fairing.
21.10.1.6 Advertising must be at least 25mm clear of the background of a number plate unless the advertising is an integral part of the back plate cover.

21.10.2 Number Plates: Juniors

21.10.2.1 Number plates for Juniors must be as follows:

  1. A minimum plate size of 225mm width and 200mm height,
  2. Figures with minimum sizes of 100mm height and 20mm width of stroke.
21.10.2.2 For 50cc automatic:

  1. A minimum plate size of 200mm wide and 150mm high,
  2. The figures on the plates must be 100mm high and 20mm wide,
  3. The front plate must be fitted so that it does not extend above the height of the handlebars or grips.

21.10.3 Number Plate Colours

21.10.3.1 Colours must be as follows:

CAPACITY OR CLASS

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Up to 150cc Black White
151 to 250cc Dark Green White
251 to 450cc Mid Blue White
Over 450cc White Black
500cc Slider White Black
1100cc Sidecar White Black
21.10.3.2 Colours for Junior age group racing

AGE GROUP

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Under 9 years Mid Blue White
9 to under 12 years Canary Yellow Black
12 to under 14 years Mail Box Red White
14 to under 16 years Black Yellow
21.10.3.3 Additional colour combinations may be used, at the discretion of the relevant controlling body.

21.10.4 Number Plate Figures

21.10.4.1 Figures must be clearly legible, the minimum dimensions being:

DIMENSION

MEASUREMENT(MM)

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

21.10.5 Back Numbers: Seniors and Juniors

21.10.5.1 No senior or junior may compete in any competition unless wearing the machine identification number on their back in contrasting colours and with a minimum size of 125mm height and 20mm width of stroke. Figures must be black on a white background.

21.11 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS

21.11.1 Flags and signals

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

FLAG SIGNAL

MEANING AND REQUIREMENT OF COMPETITOR

National flag dropped or raised Start
Red flag displayed Race or practice stopped prematurely. Competitors must slow down, must not overtake and must slowly proceed to the parc fermé, pits, or other area indicated to them by officials. The red flag will also be used to signal the end of a demonstration
Black flag held stationary and black board with rider’s number Competitor with number indicated on black board must stop at the pits on the next lap
Yellow flag held stationary Danger, ride slowly, overtaking is forbidden
Yellow flag waved Immediate danger, slow down, prepare to stop, overtaking forbidden
No Jump light Danger, overtaking forbidden, jumping forbidden
Yellow flag with red stripes held stationary Deterioration of adhesion of the track
White flag waved Slow moving intervention vehicle on track
Blue flag held stationary Overtaking signal warning that competitor is soon to be overtaken
Blue flag waved Overtaking signal warning that rider is about to be overtaken
Green flag held stationary Course clear
Last lap board The last lap of the race is about to commence
Purple Flag Protest flag for all junior competitors
Black and white chequered flag waved Finish of Race, Practice session or Qualifying
21.11.1.3 Flag signals may be supplemented by light signals as follows:

SIGNAL

SUPPLEMENT TO/ EQUIVALENT TO

One or two flashing yellow lights Yellow flag
Green light Green flag
Red light Red flag
21.11.1.4 The National flag signifying the start of an event may be replaced by:

  1. A light signal,
  2. A starting tape,
  3. A rubber band, or
  4. A dropping gate

21.11.2 Measurement of Engines

21.11.3 Measurement at Meetings

21.11.3.1 A Steward of a meeting may direct the measurement of the capacity of the engine of any machine, to be carried out at the conclusion of the meeting. Until the measurement is completed the machine must remain under the control of the relevant controlling body.
21.11.3.2 If an engine is measured at the request of a rider or entrant, the rider or entrant is liable for the cost of the measurement.
21.11.3.3 If an engine is measured for the purposes of a protest, the protesting party must submit a $500 bond. This bond will be refunded in full if the measured engine is found to be illegal. If the measured engine is found to be legal any reasonable costs in reassembly up to a maximum of $500 will be deducted and the remaining bond returned to the protesting party.

21.11.4 Measurement: Australian and State Championship Events

21.11.4.1 For all Australian and State championship events:

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

21.11.5 Starts and finishes

21.11.6 Starts

21.11.6.1 All competitors must, in relation to the start of any event, comply with directions issued by, and under the authority of, the Starter. For such purposes the Starter, on the instructions of a key official, may:

  1. Delay a start,
  2. Direct a restart,
  3. Direct a competitor to start from:
    1. The back of the starting grid,
    2. The pit lane,
    3. The rear of the field, or
    4. Such other position as shall be required for the safe, fair and orderly start of the event.
  4. Exclude a competitor who is late for the start.
21.11.6.2 The method of starting will be as prescribed by the supplementary regulations.
21.11.6.3 The start of an event occurs:

  1. When the order to start is given, or
  2. For flying starts, when the starting line is crossed.
21.11.6.4 All starts, other than handicap starts will be single row.
21.11.6.5 Grid positions will be pre-drawn and listed in the program for heats and/or rounds.
21.11.6.6 Riders choice for grid positions in the finals will apply; top scorer has first choice down through points score.
21.11.6.7 If electronic timing is used; qualifying time will determine the choice of grid position for the first heat only, the grid positions thereafter will be determined by finishing position in the previous race.
21.11.6.8 The first competitor who touches the tapes after the displaying of the green light and before the tapes are raised will be excluded and the event will be re-started.
21.11.6.9 Unless otherwise determined in the supplementary regulations all competitors must be called to the start line at least two minutes before each start.
21.11.6.10 Classes must be consistent with those for Track competition in open and championship events.

21.11.7 Finishes

21.11.7.1 For events where speed is the determinant:

  1. A chequered flag must be displayed to each competitor as each crosses the line, with the flag being displayed:
    1. To the first to complete the event, who will, subject to the results of any protests, be the winner, and
    2. Thereafter to each competitor who:
      1. Has completed not less than 75% of the event distance,
      2. Is still competing in the event on the lap in which the chequered flag is displayed to the winner, with the sequence of completion of the event being the determinant of placings.
  2. The finish of the event occurs when the flag is displayed to the last competitor under GCR 21.11.7.1 a),
  3. The finish occurs for each machine when the foremost part of the machine crosses the line,
  4. Where there are two competitors required to be on one machine together, both must finish the event on the machine. On a solo machine the competitor must finish the event on the machine,
  5. In case of a dead heat between competitors for a place:
    1. The places and the awards for those places will be combined,
    2. The participants in the dead heat will share the places and awards equally,
    3. The remaining places will be relegated by the number of participants in the dead heat.

21.11.8 Juniors: Starts and Finishes

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

  1. Competitors may use up to two starting blocks (one per side) up to a maximum of 100mm high and must be able to start in the event unaided while sitting on the machine,
  2. When assembled for the start of an event, and during the event, no competitor may receive outside assistance other than at the direction of the Steward, the Clerk of Course or the Starter,
  3. Pit board signals will not be used in junior Track competition. Riders/Pit crew who fail to obey this instruction are liable to exclusion for the duration of the competition. Refer GCR 7.1.7
  4. When the number of competitors exceeds one full grid:
    1. Elimination heats and semi – finals must be held,
    2. The relevant controlling body may direct that events be decided by a final or finals, consisting of a number of rounds.

21.11.9 Stopping Events

21.11.9.1 Where an incident causes an event to be stopped, the Steward or Clerk of Course may declare the event complete if at least 75% of the event distance or time, whichever is the less, has been run.
21.11.9.2 The results so declared will be based on the placings at the finish line of the last full lap completed before the incident but will exclude those competitors who:

  1. Caused the incident, or
  2. Having been involved in the incident and could not continue in the event.

21.11.10 Stopping and Re-Running Events

21.11.10.1 The Steward or Clerk of Course who has excluded a competitor for unfair conduct and considers that such conduct has:

  1. Given an advantage to the team of which the offender is a member, or
  2. In the case of a non-team event, jeopardised the fair chances of one or more of the other competitors in the event, may declare the event void and order a re-run.
21.11.10.2 If the event continues, any competitor unable to cross the finish line as a result of such conduct on the part of the excluded competitor may be deemed to have finished the race in the place:

  1. Held immediately before such conduct, or
  2. Having regard to any advancement in placing following the exclusion, in some other place.
21.11.10.3 A Steward or Clerk of Course may stop an event and order it to be re-run if it would be dangerous for it to continue.
21.11.10.4 In any re-run:

  1. Any competitor who:
    1. Fell in the stopped event as a result of having been fouled,
    2. Intentionally laid down his or her machine in the interests of safety, or
    3. Left the course in the interests of safety, may participate.
  2. Any competitor who:
    1. Caused or contributed to the event being stopped,
    2. Failed to start in,
    3. Retired from,
    4. Was excluded from,
    5. Had been lapped during the course of the stopped event, may not participate.
21.11.10.5 If the race is interupted after the chequered flag, the following procedure will apply:

  1. For all the riders to whom the chequered flag was shown before the interruption, a partial classification will be established at the end of the last lap of the race.
  2. For all the riders to whom the chequered flag was not shown before the interruption, a partial classification will be established at the end of the penultimate lap of the race.
  3. The complete classification will be established by combining both partial classifications as per the lap/time procedure.

21.11.11 Scoring

21.11.11.1 All races will be scored using the scoring system below:

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

1 25 11 10
2 22 12 9
3 20 13 8
4 18 14 7
5 16 15 6
6 15 16 5
7 14 17 4
8 13 18 3
9 12 19 2
10 11 20 1
21.11.11.2 An alternative points scoring system may be approved for an MA series event.
21.11.11.3 If a tie on points occurs for any position in an event which is conducted over more than one leg, the tying competitor who has the higher finishing position in the final leg of the event will be awarded the position.
21.11.11.4 If a tie on points occurs for any position in a series, the tying competitor who has the greatest number of higher placings in the series will be awarded the position.

21.11.12 Stewards and Clerks

21.11.12.1 A minimum of one Steward and two Clerks of Course is required at all track meetings where the track length exceeds 500 metres.

21.11.13 Change of Machine During a Competition

21.11.13.1 During any competition, other than an attempt at a record, no machine may be exchanged for another unless permitted under these Rules or any supplementary regulations.

21.11.14 Radio communication

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

21.12 AUSTRALIAN TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS PROTOCOLS

21.12.1 Solo Format where there are more than 12 entries per class.

21.12.1.1 The championship comprises:

  1. Three qualifying heats of three laps,
  2. one repechage of four laps,
  3. one final of four laps.
21.12.1.2 Heats and Final
21.12.1.3 The number of heat positions must not exceed 12.
21.12.1.4 The right to compete in the final will be filled by:

  1. The 10 competitors accumulating the highest number of points during the course of heats,
  2. The first two placings of the repechage.
21.12.1.5 Competitors who finish in 11 to 22nd inclusive during the course of the heats will contest the repechage.
21.12.1.6 The finishing order of each competitor in the final will determine Championship placings.
21.12.1.7 Grid positions will be pre drawn and listed in the program for heats and/ or rounds. Riders’ choice for grid positions in the finals will apply. Top points scorer has first choice and so on as per point score result. If electronic timing is used, qualifying time will determine the choice of grid position for the first heat only, thereafter the grid positions are determined by the finishing position in the previous race.

21.12.2 Solo format where there are 12 or less entries per class.

21.12.2.1 The championship comprises five races of four laps.
21.12.2.2 Points accumulated by each competitor in the four races will determine the Championship placings.

21.12.3 Sidecar Format where there are more than six entries per class

21.12.3.1 The Championship comprises:

  1. three qualifying heats of three laps,
  2. one repechage of four laps,
  3. one final of four laps.

21.12.4 Heats and Final

21.12.4.1 The number of heat positions must not exceed six.
21.12.4.2 The right to compete in the final will be filled by:

  1. The five competitors accumulating the highest number of points during the course of heats;
  2. The winner of the repechage.
21.12.4.3 Competitors who finish in 6th to 11th places inclusive during the course of the heats will contest the repechage.
21.12.4.4 The finishing order of each competitor in the final will determine Championship placings.

21.12.5 Sidecar Format where there are six entries or less per class

21.12.5.1 The Championship comprises: five races of four laps.
21.12.5.2 Points accumulated by each competitor in the five races will determine Championship placings.

SECTION 21C: COMPETITION RULES


21.6 GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

21.6.0.1 No person may participate in any competition unless and until that person’s clothing and machine have been examined and approved by the Scrutineer for that competition.
21.6.0.2 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
21.6.0.3 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.
21.6.0.4 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.
21.6.0.5 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.

21.7 JUNIOR ELIGIBILITY

21.7.1 Junior Competitions

21.7.1.1 No person who is under the age of 16 years may compete in other than a junior competition in the discipline of Track
21.7.1.2 In Junior competition,

  1. A rider’s age on 1st January will determine their age for competition purposes for that year,
  2. A rider may move to the next higher age class when they become eligible by reason of celebrating a birthday, but once the rider moves to that higher age class, they may not move back to the lower age class,
  3. Any points earned by the rider in the lower age class cannot be transferred when the rider moves to the higher age class,
  4. This General Competition Rule applies to all riders up to and including the age of 16 years.
21.7.1.3 No person who is unable to lift his or her machine unaided from the horizontal to the vertical may compete in any Junior competition.
21.7.1.4 Subject to General Competition Rule 21.7.1.2 a) a Junior who is under the age of 9 years may compete on a 50cc automatic machine despite being unable to lift the machine unaided from the horizontal to vertical.

  1. Junior competitors in the age groups listed may compete in the corresponding classes.
  2. No applicant will be issued with their first competition licence if they are under the age of 7 years,
  3. Unless otherwise permitted in writing by the relevant controlling body, for any event there must be no greater age variation between competitors than 4 years,
  4. No participant in the 50cc Auto class may compete in any other class other than at Club level competitions,
  5. In the 4 years to under 9 years 50cc Demo non-competitive class, all riders are entitled to receive a prize or award of the same size/value,
  6. Subject to the following two General Competition Rules, a relevant controlling body may permit age group racing, graded racing, or a combination of both,
  7. Age group racing:
    1. Subject to sub-rule ii), only competitors in the same age groups may compete against each other,
    2. Competitors from different age groups in the following classes may compete with each other if there are insufficient entries for each class:
      1. 85cc 2-stroke big wheels and 100cc-150cc 4-stroke single cylinder,
      2. 100cc-150cc single cylinder & 250cc 4-stroke,
      3. Sidecars,
  8. A relevant controlling body may grade Junior competitors according to their respective skills,
  9. 50cc Demo class is a non-competitive class.
21.7.1.5 4-stroke 150cc motocross-type machines may compete against 85cc 2-stroke machines in Junior competition.

21.7.2 Junior Endorsements

Endorsements will be issued for:

  1. Off Road 50cc
  2. Off Road 65cc 2-stroke/125cc 4-stroke
  3. Off Road 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke
  4. Off Road 200cc 2-stroke
  5. Off Road 250cc 4-stroke
  6. Sidecar rider and passenger 85cc 2-stroke/150 4-stroke
  7. Sidecar rider and passenger 200cc 2-stroke/250 4-stroke

21.7.3 Junior Trail Bikes

21.7.3.1 The following machines are eligible for club and inter-club competitions:

  1. 7 to Under 13 years 65cc class

    MANUFACTURER

    MODEL(s)

    Honda CRF70, XR70, CRF80, XR80, CRF110F
    Kawasaki KLX110, KLX110C, KLX110L
    Suzuki JR80, DR-Z70
    Yamaha PW80, TT-R90 TT-R110

    and similar machines approved by Board.

  2. 9 to under 16 years 85cc class:

    MANUFACTURER

    MODEL(s)

    Honda XR100, CRF100
    Kawasaki KE100 KLX140
    Yamaha TT-R125

    and similar machines approved by Board.

21.8 GENERAL RULES

21.8.1 Homologation

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

21.8.2 Helmet Cameras

21.8.2.1 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.

21.8.3 Fees

ACTIVITY

FEE (INC GST)

Replacement licence $25
Protest Lodgement $70
Appeal to State Controlling Body lodgement $500
Appeal to MA lodgement $1000
Fuel Homologation fee First year $2500
Fuel Homologation fee Subsequent years $2000
All other fees Apply at MA office

21.9 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

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

21.9.1 Helmet

21.9.1.1 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.

21.9.2 Approval labels for helmets

21.9.2.1 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

21.9.3 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
21.9.3.1 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]

21.9.4 Clothing

Rider responsibility: It is the responsibility of the rider to select a helmet and apparel that will provide appropriate protection. Although MA approves materials, MA does not endorse or guarantee specific products or manufacturers. Riders must rely on their own judgment in the selection of helmets and apparel for protection and durability.
21.9.4.1 A one-piece suit or jacket and trousers constructed of leather or other material of similar or greater durability which meets FIM requirements for Track racing.
21.9.4.2 Where jackets or one-piece suits are fitted with front opening slide fasteners, a safety strap must be fitted and secured at the neck,
21.9.4.3 In the case of jackets and trousers, provision must be made to attach the rear of the jacket securely to the trousers,
21.9.4.4 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.
21.9.4.5 A commercially manufactured back protector, which continuously covers the back area between the collar line and the base of the spine:

  1. Where the armour is not constructed as a one-piece suit type, knee and elbow guards must be used.

21.9.5 Clothing: Motocross or Enduro Machines

21.9.5.1 No competitor may practice, start or compete on any Motocross or Enduro type machine in any Track competition unless wearing the following protective equipment and clothing:
21.9.5.2 Trousers of leather or synthetic material of similar durability,
21.9.5.3 Trousers of other than leather must be non-combustible and be fitted with a lining,
21.9.5.4 A jersey which must be:

  1. Made of close knit fabric of natural or synthetic fibre, and
  2. Must be a snug fit and provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms.
21.9.5.5 Commercially manufactured armour which protects the elbows, shoulders and the back or a leather or similar jacket with in-built back protection or a jacket and commercially manufactured back protector,
21.9.5.6 A commercially manufactured back protector, which continuously covers the back area between the collar line and the base of the spine if wearing leathers, or a full Kevlar suit.
21.9.5.7 In the case of competitor’s wearing apparel as described in 21.9.5.2 and 21.9.5.3 and 21.9.5.4:

  1. Commercially manufactured armour which protects the elbows, shoulders and the back,
  2. Protection of the back must be continuous and cover all of the back area between the collar and the base of the spine.

21.9.6 Footwear

21.9.6.1 Boots with ankle and calf protection which must be:

  1. Of recognised Motorcycle type,
  2. Constructed of leather, plastic or other similarly durable material,
  3. At least overlap the suit or trousers when the rider is in the normal riding position,
  4. For solo track slider 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.

21.9.7 Gloves

21.9.7.1 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.

21.9.8 Goggles and Visors

21.9.8.1 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.
21.9.8.2 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.

21.9.9 Hair and Jewellery

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

21.9.10 Footwear in pits

21.9.10.1 Closed footwear must be worn in the pit area at all times.

21.10 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

21.10.1 Number Plates

21.10.1.1 For all competitions three number plates must be fitted: One at the front and one on each side.
21.10.1.2 Number plates must:

  1. Where they are not an integral part of the machine or streamlining and are under 1.6mm in thickness, have rolled or wired edges,
  2. In the case of rectangular plates, have the corners formed to a 38mm radius,
  3. In the case of bolt on number plates, be made from a rigid material with minimum dimensions of 235mm height and 285mm width; and
  4. In the case of sidecars, be positioned so that they are visible from the front and each side of the sidecar.
21.10.1.3 Front number plates must have figures which are clearly visible at a distance of 20 metres and a solid 10mm wide border.
21.10.1.4 Side number plates must:

  1. Be fitted above a horizontal line drawn through the rear axle,
  2. Be fitted so that the front edge of the plate is behind a vertical line drawn at 200mm to the rear of the rider’s footrest,
21.10.1.5 Number backgrounds on side number plates may be an integral part of the rear seat section or fairing.
21.10.1.6 Advertising must be at least 25mm clear of the background of a number plate unless the advertising is an integral part of the back plate cover.

21.10.2 Number Plates: Juniors

21.10.2.1 Number plates for Juniors must be as follows:

  1. A minimum plate size of 225mm width and 200mm height,
  2. Figures with minimum sizes of 100mm height and 20mm width of stroke.
21.10.2.2 For 50cc automatic:

  1. A minimum plate size of 200mm wide and 150mm high,
  2. The figures on the plates must be 100mm high and 20mm wide,
  3. The front plate must be fitted so that it does not extend above the height of the handlebars or grips.

21.10.3 Number Plate Colours

21.10.3.1 Colours must be as follows:

CAPACITY OR CLASS

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Up to 150cc Black White
151 to 250cc Dark Green White
251 to 450cc Mid Blue White
Over 450cc White Black
500cc Slider White Black
1100cc Sidecar White Black
21.10.3.2 Colours for Junior age group racing

AGE GROUP

BACKGROUND COLOUR

FIGURE COLOUR

Under 9 years Mid Blue White
9 to under 12 years Canary Yellow Black
12 to under 14 years Mail Box Red White
14 to under 16 years Black Yellow
21.10.3.3 Additional colour combinations may be used, at the discretion of the relevant controlling body.

21.10.4 Number Plate Figures

21.10.4.1 Figures must be clearly legible, the minimum dimensions being:

DIMENSION

MEASUREMENT(MM)

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

21.10.5 Back Numbers: Seniors and Juniors

21.10.5.1 No senior or junior may compete in any competition unless wearing the machine identification number on their back in contrasting colours and with a minimum size of 125mm height and 20mm width of stroke. Figures must be black on a white background.

21.11 RACE MEETING PROTOCOLS

21.11.1 Flags and signals

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

FLAG SIGNAL

MEANING AND REQUIREMENT OF COMPETITOR

National flag dropped or raised Start
Red flag displayed Race or practice stopped prematurely. Competitors must slow down, must not overtake and must slowly proceed to the parc fermé, pits, or other area indicated to them by officials. The red flag will also be used to signal the end of a demonstration
Black flag held stationary and black board with rider’s number Competitor with number indicated on black board must stop at the pits on the next lap
Yellow flag held stationary Danger, ride slowly, overtaking is forbidden
Yellow flag waved Immediate danger, slow down, prepare to stop, overtaking forbidden
No Jump light Danger, overtaking forbidden, jumping forbidden
Yellow flag with red stripes held stationary Deterioration of adhesion of the track
White flag waved Slow moving intervention vehicle on track
Blue flag held stationary Overtaking signal warning that competitor is soon to be overtaken
Blue flag waved Overtaking signal warning that rider is about to be overtaken
Green flag held stationary Course clear
Last lap board The last lap of the race is about to commence
Purple Flag Protest flag for all junior competitors
Black and white chequered flag waved Finish of Race, Practice session or Qualifying
21.11.1.3 Flag signals may be supplemented by light signals as follows:

SIGNAL

SUPPLEMENT TO/ EQUIVALENT TO

One or two flashing yellow lights Yellow flag
Green light Green flag
Red light Red flag
21.11.1.4 The National flag signifying the start of an event may be replaced by:

  1. A light signal,
  2. A starting tape,
  3. A rubber band, or
  4. A dropping gate

21.11.2 Measurement of Engines

21.11.3 Measurement at Meetings

21.11.3.1 A Steward of a meeting may direct the measurement of the capacity of the engine of any machine, to be carried out at the conclusion of the meeting. Until the measurement is completed the machine must remain under the control of the relevant controlling body.
21.11.3.2 If an engine is measured at the request of a rider or entrant, the rider or entrant is liable for the cost of the measurement.
21.11.3.3 If an engine is measured for the purposes of a protest, the protesting party must submit a $500 bond. This bond will be refunded in full if the measured engine is found to be illegal. If the measured engine is found to be legal any reasonable costs in reassembly up to a maximum of $500 will be deducted and the remaining bond returned to the protesting party.

21.11.4 Measurement: Australian and State Championship Events

21.11.4.1 For all Australian and State championship events:

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

21.11.5 Starts and finishes

21.11.6 Starts

21.11.6.1 All competitors must, in relation to the start of any event, comply with directions issued by, and under the authority of, the Starter. For such purposes the Starter, on the instructions of a key official, may:

  1. Delay a start,
  2. Direct a restart,
  3. Direct a competitor to start from:
    1. The back of the starting grid,
    2. The pit lane,
    3. The rear of the field, or
    4. Such other position as shall be required for the safe, fair and orderly start of the event.
  4. Exclude a competitor who is late for the start.
21.11.6.2 The method of starting will be as prescribed by the supplementary regulations.
21.11.6.3 The start of an event occurs:

  1. When the order to start is given, or
  2. For flying starts, when the starting line is crossed.
21.11.6.4 All starts, other than handicap starts will be single row.
21.11.6.5 Grid positions will be pre-drawn and listed in the program for heats and/or rounds.
21.11.6.6 Riders choice for grid positions in the finals will apply; top scorer has first choice down through points score.
21.11.6.7 If electronic timing is used; qualifying time will determine the choice of grid position for the first heat only, the grid positions thereafter will be determined by finishing position in the previous race.
21.11.6.8 The first competitor who touches the tapes after the displaying of the green light and before the tapes are raised will be excluded and the event will be re-started.
21.11.6.9 Unless otherwise determined in the supplementary regulations all competitors must be called to the start line at least two minutes before each start.
21.11.6.10 Classes must be consistent with those for Track competition in open and championship events.

21.11.7 Finishes

21.11.7.1 For events where speed is the determinant:

  1. A chequered flag must be displayed to each competitor as each crosses the line, with the flag being displayed:
    1. To the first to complete the event, who will, subject to the results of any protests, be the winner, and
    2. Thereafter to each competitor who:
      1. Has completed not less than 75% of the event distance,
      2. Is still competing in the event on the lap in which the chequered flag is displayed to the winner, with the sequence of completion of the event being the determinant of placings.
  2. The finish of the event occurs when the flag is displayed to the last competitor under GCR 21.11.7.1 a),
  3. The finish occurs for each machine when the foremost part of the machine crosses the line,
  4. Where there are two competitors required to be on one machine together, both must finish the event on the machine. On a solo machine the competitor must finish the event on the machine,
  5. In case of a dead heat between competitors for a place:
    1. The places and the awards for those places will be combined,
    2. The participants in the dead heat will share the places and awards equally,
    3. The remaining places will be relegated by the number of participants in the dead heat.

21.11.8 Juniors: Starts and Finishes

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

  1. Competitors may use up to two starting blocks (one per side) up to a maximum of 100mm high and must be able to start in the event unaided while sitting on the machine,
  2. When assembled for the start of an event, and during the event, no competitor may receive outside assistance other than at the direction of the Steward, the Clerk of Course or the Starter,
  3. Pit board signals will not be used in junior Track competition. Riders/Pit crew who fail to obey this instruction are liable to exclusion for the duration of the competition. Refer GCR 7.1.7
  4. When the number of competitors exceeds one full grid:
    1. Elimination heats and semi – finals must be held,
    2. The relevant controlling body may direct that events be decided by a final or finals, consisting of a number of rounds.

21.11.9 Stopping Events

21.11.9.1 Where an incident causes an event to be stopped, the Steward or Clerk of Course may declare the event complete if at least 75% of the event distance or time, whichever is the less, has been run.
21.11.9.2 The results so declared will be based on the placings at the finish line of the last full lap completed before the incident but will exclude those competitors who:

  1. Caused the incident, or
  2. Having been involved in the incident and could not continue in the event.

21.11.10 Stopping and Re-Running Events

21.11.10.1 The Steward or Clerk of Course who has excluded a competitor for unfair conduct and considers that such conduct has:

  1. Given an advantage to the team of which the offender is a member, or
  2. In the case of a non-team event, jeopardised the fair chances of one or more of the other competitors in the event, may declare the event void and order a re-run.
21.11.10.2 If the event continues, any competitor unable to cross the finish line as a result of such conduct on the part of the excluded competitor may be deemed to have finished the race in the place:

  1. Held immediately before such conduct, or
  2. Having regard to any advancement in placing following the exclusion, in some other place.
21.11.10.3 A Steward or Clerk of Course may stop an event and order it to be re-run if it would be dangerous for it to continue.
21.11.10.4 In any re-run:

  1. Any competitor who:
    1. Fell in the stopped event as a result of having been fouled,
    2. Intentionally laid down his or her machine in the interests of safety, or
    3. Left the course in the interests of safety, may participate.
  2. Any competitor who:
    1. Caused or contributed to the event being stopped,
    2. Failed to start in,
    3. Retired from,
    4. Was excluded from,
    5. Had been lapped during the course of the stopped event, may not participate.
21.11.10.5 If the race is interupted after the chequered flag, the following procedure will apply:

  1. For all the riders to whom the chequered flag was shown before the interruption, a partial classification will be established at the end of the last lap of the race.
  2. For all the riders to whom the chequered flag was not shown before the interruption, a partial classification will be established at the end of the penultimate lap of the race.
  3. The complete classification will be established by combining both partial classifications as per the lap/time procedure.

21.11.11 Scoring

21.11.11.1 All races will be scored using the scoring system below:

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

1 25 11 10
2 22 12 9
3 20 13 8
4 18 14 7
5 16 15 6
6 15 16 5
7 14 17 4
8 13 18 3
9 12 19 2
10 11 20 1
21.11.11.2 An alternative points scoring system may be approved for an MA series event.
21.11.11.3 If a tie on points occurs for any position in an event which is conducted over more than one leg, the tying competitor who has the higher finishing position in the final leg of the event will be awarded the position.
21.11.11.4 If a tie on points occurs for any position in a series, the tying competitor who has the greatest number of higher placings in the series will be awarded the position.

21.11.12 Stewards and Clerks

21.11.12.1 A minimum of one Steward and two Clerks of Course is required at all track meetings where the track length exceeds 500 metres.

21.11.13 Change of Machine During a Competition

21.11.13.1 During any competition, other than an attempt at a record, no machine may be exchanged for another unless permitted under these Rules or any supplementary regulations.

21.11.14 Radio communication

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

21.12 AUSTRALIAN TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS PROTOCOLS

21.12.1 Solo Format where there are more than 12 entries per class.

21.12.1.1 The championship comprises:

  1. Three qualifying heats of three laps,
  2. one repechage of four laps,
  3. one final of four laps.
21.12.1.2 Heats and Final
21.12.1.3 The number of heat positions must not exceed 12.
21.12.1.4 The right to compete in the final will be filled by:

  1. The 10 competitors accumulating the highest number of points during the course of heats,
  2. The first two placings of the repechage.
21.12.1.5 Competitors who finish in 11 to 22nd inclusive during the course of the heats will contest the repechage.
21.12.1.6 The finishing order of each competitor in the final will determine Championship placings.
21.12.1.7 Grid positions will be pre drawn and listed in the program for heats and/ or rounds. Riders’ choice for grid positions in the finals will apply. Top points scorer has first choice and so on as per point score result. If electronic timing is used, qualifying time will determine the choice of grid position for the first heat only, thereafter the grid positions are determined by the finishing position in the previous race.

21.12.2 Solo format where there are 12 or less entries per class.

21.12.2.1 The championship comprises five races of four laps.
21.12.2.2 Points accumulated by each competitor in the four races will determine the Championship placings.

21.12.3 Sidecar Format where there are more than six entries per class

21.12.3.1 The Championship comprises:

  1. three qualifying heats of three laps,
  2. one repechage of four laps,
  3. one final of four laps.

21.12.4 Heats and Final

21.12.4.1 The number of heat positions must not exceed six.
21.12.4.2 The right to compete in the final will be filled by:

  1. The five competitors accumulating the highest number of points during the course of heats;
  2. The winner of the repechage.
21.12.4.3 Competitors who finish in 6th to 11th places inclusive during the course of the heats will contest the repechage.
21.12.4.4 The finishing order of each competitor in the final will determine Championship placings.

21.12.5 Sidecar Format where there are six entries or less per class

21.12.5.1 The Championship comprises: five races of four laps.
21.12.5.2 Points accumulated by each competitor in the five races will determine Championship placings.