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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 23C: COMPETITION RULES


23.7 GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

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

  1. That person’s clothing and machine have been examined and approved by the Scrutineer for that meeting, or
  2. If stipulated in supplementary regulations, the person provides the Scrutineer with a signed checklist that the clothing and machine have been self-scrutineered.
23.7.0.3 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
23.7.0.4 The onus of proving that a competitor, and the competitor’s machine and clothing, are eligible to compete, is on the person seeking to prove it.
23.7.0.5 Where any Rule prohibits the modification of any machine or class of machines, that machine or that class will be deemed to have been modified if any part or parts thereof have been altered from the machine or class as manufactured by the machine manufacturer.
23.7.0.6 In the interpretation of any Rule relating to the design requirements for any machine or class of machines, reference may be made to relevant diagrams appearing in these Rules.

23.8 JUNIOR ELIGIBILITY

23.8.0.1 In Junior competition,

  1. A rider’s age on 1st January will determine their age for competition purposes for that year,
  2. A rider may move to the next higher age class when they become eligible by reason of celebrating a birthday, but once the rider moves to that higher age class, they may not move back to the lower age class,
  3. Any points earned by the rider in the lower age class cannot be transferred when the rider moves to the higher age class,
  4. This GCR applies to all riders up to and including the age of 16 years.
23.8.0.2 Subject to GCR 23.8.0.1, a person under the age of 16 years may compete in Trial in other than a Junior competition.
23.8.0.3 No person who is unable to lift his or her machine unaided from the horizontal to the vertical may compete in any Junior competition.

  1. No applicant will be issued with their first competition licence if they are under the age of 7 years,
  2. Unless otherwise permitted in writing by the relevant controlling body, for any event there must be no greater age variation between competitors than four years,
  3. A relevant controlling body may grade junior competitors according to their respective skills,

23.8.1 Junior Endorsements

23.8.1.1 Endorsements will be issued for:

  1. Up to 125cc
  2. Up to 200cc
  3. Trial Open Capacity
  4. Trial Electric Bike (open Kw)

23.9 GENERAL RULES

23.9.1 Homologation

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

23.9.2 Helmet Cameras

23.9.2.1 Helmet cameras may be fitted providing the mounting to the helmet will allow the camera to detach if impacted upon and the attachment method must not impair the integrity or operation of the helmet.

23.9.3 Fees

ACTIVITY

$ (INC GST)

Replacement licence 25.00
Protest Lodgement 70.00
Appeal to State Controlling Body lodgement 500.00
Appeal to MA lodgement 1000.00
Fuel Homologation fee – First year 2500.00
Fuel Homologation fee – Subsequent years 2000.00
All other fees Apply at MA office

23.10 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

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

23.10.1 Helmet

23.10.1.1 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

23.10.2 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
23.10.2.1 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]

23.10.3 Clothing

23.10.3.1 Trousers and a shirt.

23.10.4 Footwear

23.10.4.1 Calf length boots constructed of leather or similar durable material.

23.10.5 Footwear in pits

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

23.11 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

23.11.1 Identification Plates

23.11.1.1 Identification plates must:

  1. Measure 200mm x 150mm +/-10%,
  2. Have the riders name displayed on the identification plate, using lettering 25mm high minimum.
23.11.1.2 Identification plates may include reference to:

  1. Where a rider completed the Australian Trial Championship in the first 10 places in the previous year, that riders place in the Championship, and
  2. The riders club or sponsor, providing the background colour of the plate remains prominent and clearly visible.

23.11.2 Identification Plates: Sidecar

23.11.2.1 Identification plates are required and 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 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.

 

23.11.2.2 Front identification plates must have figures which are clearly visible at a distance of 20 metres and a solid 10mm wide border.
23.11.2.3 Side identification 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,

 

23.11.2.4 Number backgrounds on side number plates may be an integral part of the rear seat section or fairing.
23.11.2.5 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.

23.11.3 Rider and Grade Identification

23.11.3.1 The following grades will have the following identification plates:

CLASS/GRADE

PLATE BACKGROUND COLOUR

Open Solo A grade Red
Youth
Masters
B grade
Women
Yellow
Veterans
Post Classic
Open Junior
Air cooled mono shock
C grade
Blue
Junior Women<
Juniors 7-12
Clubman
White
Sidecars – A grade Red
Sidecars – B grade Yellow
Classic Black

23.12 MEETING PROTOCOLS

23.12.1 General

23.12.1.1 The result of a Trial or any class of Trial is decided on the total number of points lost, the winner being the competitor who loses the least number of points.
23.12.1.2 In the hearing and determination of any protest or appeal arising out of a Trial, video evidence may not be used.
23.12.1.3 In the event of a tie in points, the tie is to be broken as follows:

  1. The competitor who completes the greatest number of sections without loss of points wins,
  2. If the tie continues, the competitor wins who completes the greatest number of sections with the loss of 1 point, 2 points, 3 points and so on,
  3. If there is still a tie, a ride-off must take place, starting from the 1st section at a severity level decided by the Clerk of Course and continuing in numerical order until the tie is broken.
23.12.1.4 Meetings may be held in the following categories:

  1. Trial,
  2. No-Stop Trial,
  3. Super Trial.
23.12.1.5 Unless otherwise stipulated in supplementary regulations, all meetings will run using the Trial rules described in GCR 23.12.

23.12.2 Courses

23.12.2.1 Observed sections:

  1. Must be clearly named or numbered,
  2. Must have a clearly marked start and finish,
  3. Must have clearly marked boundaries,
  4. Must be preceded by an observed area of the route where the competitors are controlled,
  5. Must, wherever possible, be bounded by natural obstacles, although artificial boundaries may be used to define the lateral limits of sections,
  6. May be reduced in places by the use of gates at a minimum width of 1200mm for solos and 2000mm for sidecars.
23.12.2.2 A machine is deemed to be in an observed section from the time the front axle passes the “Section Begins” gate until the front axle passes the “Section Ends” gate.
23.12.2.3 Passage through section must be indicated by gates which consist of:

  1. Two arrows pointing inwards,
  2. An arrow and a natural obstacle or boundary,
  3. Coloured rectangles, red for right and white for left may be used to indicate section outer boundaries.
23.12.2.4 The available width between two successive gates may be limited by means of tape which must be:

  1. Placed no more than 500mm above the ground,
  2. Not inside the line of markers on the same side.
23.12.2.5 Where a section is marked by stakes they must be:

  1. Of flexible material,
  2. Connected by tape placed no more than 500mm above the ground,
  3. Coloured red for right,
  4. Coloured white for left.
23.12.2.6 The Promoter:

  1. May modify the design of a section between the passage of the last competitor on one lap and the first competitor on the following lap, and
  2. Must give adequate notice to competitors of these modifications provided that such modification will not justify a supplementary time allowance for the modified section to be inspected.

23.12.3 Penalties: Competitions

23.12.3.1 The following terms have the following respective meanings:

  1. Footing occurs when:
    1. Any part of the body of the rider touches the ground and or obstacle (tree, rock etc.) either inside or outside of the boundary marker or tape,
    2. Any part of the machine other than the:
      1. Footrests,
      2. Wheels,
      3. Tyres,
      4. Engine casing,
      5. Frame,
      6. Protection plates under the engine,
      7. Sidecar body,touches the ground or an obstacle without stopping progress of the machine,
    3. Sliding a foot along the ground is deemed to be footing more than twice,
  2. Stopping occurs when the machine fails to maintain forward progress relative to the direction of the course,
  3. Dismounting occurs when the rider has both feet on the ground, on the same side of or behind the machine.
23.12.3.2 The penalties on the following table apply:

INFRINGEMENT

POINTS LOST

TRIAL

NO-STOP TRIAL

SUPER TRIAL

Footing once 1 1 1
Footing twice 2 2 2
Footing more than twice 3 3 3
Stopping without footing 0 5 0
Stopping whilst footing once 1 5 5
Footing twice whilst stopped 2 5 5
Footing more than twice whilst stopped 3 5 5
Moving backwards without footing 5 5 0
Moving backwards whilst footing 5 5 5
Moving either wheel sideways whilst stopped, without footing 0 5 0
The machine crosses a boundary with either wheel, that wheel being on the ground 5 5 5
The machine passes the wrong side of a boundary or grade marker for a riders own grade with either wheel, that wheel being on the ground. 5 5 5
The machine jumps over a boundary or marker for a riders own grade with both wheels to avoid part of a course. 5 5 5
Breaking a boundary tape or dislodging a boundary marker 5 5 5
Riding over, touching or riding on or dislodging a grade marker for a riders own grade. 5 5 5
Missing a gate or riding through a gate in the wrong direction, for a riders’ own grade. 5 5 5
Rider does not have both hands on the handlebar when he foots, whilst stationery 5 5 5
Engine stopping whilst rider stationary and rider footing or leaning 5 5 5
Engine stopping whilst stationary (sidecars only) 5 5 5
Crossing machine tracks whilst moving forward 5 5 5
The handlebar of the motorcycle touches the ground 5 5 5
Dismounting from the machine with both feet on the ground, on the same side or behind the machine 5 5 5
Any part of sidecar passenger touching ground or other obstacle 5 5 5

INFRINGEMENT

POINTS LOST – ALL TRIAL

Practicing on course prior to event Exclusion
For disorderly conduct towards an official 100
Rider or Minder arguing with an official 10
Not vacating a section after failure 10
Handing in scorecard after finish time (per minute)* 1
Handing in scorecard more than 30 minutes after finish time* Exclusion
Losing a scorecard (per section) 5
Rider or Minder altering a section 5
Missing a section 5
Refusing to attempt a section 5
Minder obstructing or conversing with observer regarding scoring 5
Late to Scrutineering (per minute) 1
* Or as detailed in the supplementary regulations
23.12.3.3 The greatest penalty incurred in a section is the only one to be taken into account for each competitor.
23.12.3.4 A competitor who receives the maximum five point penalty in a section must vacate that section either:

  1. At the first available opportunity, or
  2. As directed by an official.
23.12.3.5 A time allowance of 90 seconds is allowed for each rider to complete each section. Each rider who fails to complete a section within the 90 second time allowance will be deemed to have failed that section. The time will start when the rider passes the section beginning line. The decision of the observer in charge of this time measurement shall be deemed a statement of fact.
Note: This rule will be applied to the National Championships, and to all State Championship rounds. Subject to inclusion in the supplementary regulations, any promoter may choose to apply this rule to other open events.
23.12.3.6 Where necessary, for Trial, organisers may include a time limit to complete the first lap. This instruction should be included and defined in the supplementary regulations.

23.12.4 Minder

23.12.4.1 Each competitor in an event may have a Minder who, for the purposes of these Rules, will be a competitor.
23.12.4.2 A Minder must be identified as such in accordance with the requirements of the supplementary regulations.

23.12.5 Change of Machine during a Competition

23.12.5.1 During any competition, no machine may be exchanged for another unless permitted under these Rules or any supplementary regulations.

23.12.6 Radio Communication

23.12.6.1 Radio communications with riders is allowed in Trial.

23.12.7 Measurement of Engines

23.12.8 Measurement at Meetings

23.12.8.1 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.
23.12.8.2 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.
23.12.8.3 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.

23.12.9 Measurement: Australian and State Championship Events

23.12.9.1 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.

SECTION 23C: COMPETITION RULES


23.7 GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

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

  1. That person’s clothing and machine have been examined and approved by the Scrutineer for that meeting, or
  2. If stipulated in supplementary regulations, the person provides the Scrutineer with a signed checklist that the clothing and machine have been self-scrutineered.
23.7.0.3 At scrutineering, competitors must produce documents or other evidence as required to verify engine and frame identity.
23.7.0.4 The onus of proving that a competitor, and the competitor’s machine and clothing, are eligible to compete, is on the person seeking to prove it.
23.7.0.5 Where any Rule prohibits the modification of any machine or class of machines, that machine or that class will be deemed to have been modified if any part or parts thereof have been altered from the machine or class as manufactured by the machine manufacturer.
23.7.0.6 In the interpretation of any Rule relating to the design requirements for any machine or class of machines, reference may be made to relevant diagrams appearing in these Rules.

23.8 JUNIOR ELIGIBILITY

23.8.0.1 In Junior competition,

  1. A rider’s age on 1st January will determine their age for competition purposes for that year,
  2. A rider may move to the next higher age class when they become eligible by reason of celebrating a birthday, but once the rider moves to that higher age class, they may not move back to the lower age class,
  3. Any points earned by the rider in the lower age class cannot be transferred when the rider moves to the higher age class,
  4. This GCR applies to all riders up to and including the age of 16 years.
23.8.0.2 Subject to GCR 23.8.0.1, a person under the age of 16 years may compete in Trial in other than a Junior competition.
23.8.0.3 No person who is unable to lift his or her machine unaided from the horizontal to the vertical may compete in any Junior competition.

  1. No applicant will be issued with their first competition licence if they are under the age of 7 years,
  2. Unless otherwise permitted in writing by the relevant controlling body, for any event there must be no greater age variation between competitors than four years,
  3. A relevant controlling body may grade junior competitors according to their respective skills,

23.8.1 Junior Endorsements

23.8.1.1 Endorsements will be issued for:

  1. Up to 125cc
  2. Up to 200cc
  3. Trial Open Capacity
  4. Trial Electric Bike (open Kw)

23.9 GENERAL RULES

23.9.1 Homologation

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

23.9.2 Helmet Cameras

23.9.2.1 Helmet cameras may be fitted providing the mounting to the helmet will allow the camera to detach if impacted upon and the attachment method must not impair the integrity or operation of the helmet.

23.9.3 Fees

ACTIVITY

$ (INC GST)

Replacement licence 25.00
Protest Lodgement 70.00
Appeal to State Controlling Body lodgement 500.00
Appeal to MA lodgement 1000.00
Fuel Homologation fee – First year 2500.00
Fuel Homologation fee – Subsequent years 2000.00
All other fees Apply at MA office

23.10 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND HELMETS

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

23.10.1 Helmet

23.10.1.1 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

23.10.2 International Helmet Standards

Refer also www.fim.ch.
23.10.2.1 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]

23.10.3 Clothing

23.10.3.1 Trousers and a shirt.

23.10.4 Footwear

23.10.4.1 Calf length boots constructed of leather or similar durable material.

23.10.5 Footwear in pits

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

23.11 MACHINE AND RIDER IDENTIFICATION

23.11.1 Identification Plates

23.11.1.1 Identification plates must:

  1. Measure 200mm x 150mm +/-10%,
  2. Have the riders name displayed on the identification plate, using lettering 25mm high minimum.
23.11.1.2 Identification plates may include reference to:

  1. Where a rider completed the Australian Trial Championship in the first 10 places in the previous year, that riders place in the Championship, and
  2. The riders club or sponsor, providing the background colour of the plate remains prominent and clearly visible.

23.11.2 Identification Plates: Sidecar

23.11.2.1 Identification plates are required and 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 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.

 

23.11.2.2 Front identification plates must have figures which are clearly visible at a distance of 20 metres and a solid 10mm wide border.
23.11.2.3 Side identification 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,

 

23.11.2.4 Number backgrounds on side number plates may be an integral part of the rear seat section or fairing.
23.11.2.5 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.

23.11.3 Rider and Grade Identification

23.11.3.1 The following grades will have the following identification plates:

CLASS/GRADE

PLATE BACKGROUND COLOUR

Open Solo A grade Red
Youth
Masters
B grade
Women
Yellow
Veterans
Post Classic
Open Junior
Air cooled mono shock
C grade
Blue
Junior Women<
Juniors 7-12
Clubman
White
Sidecars – A grade Red
Sidecars – B grade Yellow
Classic Black

23.12 MEETING PROTOCOLS

23.12.1 General

23.12.1.1 The result of a Trial or any class of Trial is decided on the total number of points lost, the winner being the competitor who loses the least number of points.
23.12.1.2 In the hearing and determination of any protest or appeal arising out of a Trial, video evidence may not be used.
23.12.1.3 In the event of a tie in points, the tie is to be broken as follows:

  1. The competitor who completes the greatest number of sections without loss of points wins,
  2. If the tie continues, the competitor wins who completes the greatest number of sections with the loss of 1 point, 2 points, 3 points and so on,
  3. If there is still a tie, a ride-off must take place, starting from the 1st section at a severity level decided by the Clerk of Course and continuing in numerical order until the tie is broken.
23.12.1.4 Meetings may be held in the following categories:

  1. Trial,
  2. No-Stop Trial,
  3. Super Trial.
23.12.1.5 Unless otherwise stipulated in supplementary regulations, all meetings will run using the Trial rules described in GCR 23.12.

23.12.2 Courses

23.12.2.1 Observed sections:

  1. Must be clearly named or numbered,
  2. Must have a clearly marked start and finish,
  3. Must have clearly marked boundaries,
  4. Must be preceded by an observed area of the route where the competitors are controlled,
  5. Must, wherever possible, be bounded by natural obstacles, although artificial boundaries may be used to define the lateral limits of sections,
  6. May be reduced in places by the use of gates at a minimum width of 1200mm for solos and 2000mm for sidecars.
23.12.2.2 A machine is deemed to be in an observed section from the time the front axle passes the “Section Begins” gate until the front axle passes the “Section Ends” gate.
23.12.2.3 Passage through section must be indicated by gates which consist of:

  1. Two arrows pointing inwards,
  2. An arrow and a natural obstacle or boundary,
  3. Coloured rectangles, red for right and white for left may be used to indicate section outer boundaries.
23.12.2.4 The available width between two successive gates may be limited by means of tape which must be:

  1. Placed no more than 500mm above the ground,
  2. Not inside the line of markers on the same side.
23.12.2.5 Where a section is marked by stakes they must be:

  1. Of flexible material,
  2. Connected by tape placed no more than 500mm above the ground,
  3. Coloured red for right,
  4. Coloured white for left.
23.12.2.6 The Promoter:

  1. May modify the design of a section between the passage of the last competitor on one lap and the first competitor on the following lap, and
  2. Must give adequate notice to competitors of these modifications provided that such modification will not justify a supplementary time allowance for the modified section to be inspected.

23.12.3 Penalties: Competitions

23.12.3.1 The following terms have the following respective meanings:

  1. Footing occurs when:
    1. Any part of the body of the rider touches the ground and or obstacle (tree, rock etc.) either inside or outside of the boundary marker or tape,
    2. Any part of the machine other than the:
      1. Footrests,
      2. Wheels,
      3. Tyres,
      4. Engine casing,
      5. Frame,
      6. Protection plates under the engine,
      7. Sidecar body,touches the ground or an obstacle without stopping progress of the machine,
    3. Sliding a foot along the ground is deemed to be footing more than twice,
  2. Stopping occurs when the machine fails to maintain forward progress relative to the direction of the course,
  3. Dismounting occurs when the rider has both feet on the ground, on the same side of or behind the machine.
23.12.3.2 The penalties on the following table apply:

INFRINGEMENT

POINTS LOST

TRIAL

NO-STOP TRIAL

SUPER TRIAL

Footing once 1 1 1
Footing twice 2 2 2
Footing more than twice 3 3 3
Stopping without footing 0 5 0
Stopping whilst footing once 1 5 5
Footing twice whilst stopped 2 5 5
Footing more than twice whilst stopped 3 5 5
Moving backwards without footing 5 5 0
Moving backwards whilst footing 5 5 5
Moving either wheel sideways whilst stopped, without footing 0 5 0
The machine crosses a boundary with either wheel, that wheel being on the ground 5 5 5
The machine passes the wrong side of a boundary or grade marker for a riders own grade with either wheel, that wheel being on the ground. 5 5 5
The machine jumps over a boundary or marker for a riders own grade with both wheels to avoid part of a course. 5 5 5
Breaking a boundary tape or dislodging a boundary marker 5 5 5
Riding over, touching or riding on or dislodging a grade marker for a riders own grade. 5 5 5
Missing a gate or riding through a gate in the wrong direction, for a riders’ own grade. 5 5 5
Rider does not have both hands on the handlebar when he foots, whilst stationery 5 5 5
Engine stopping whilst rider stationary and rider footing or leaning 5 5 5
Engine stopping whilst stationary (sidecars only) 5 5 5
Crossing machine tracks whilst moving forward 5 5 5
The handlebar of the motorcycle touches the ground 5 5 5
Dismounting from the machine with both feet on the ground, on the same side or behind the machine 5 5 5
Any part of sidecar passenger touching ground or other obstacle 5 5 5

INFRINGEMENT

POINTS LOST – ALL TRIAL

Practicing on course prior to event Exclusion
For disorderly conduct towards an official 100
Rider or Minder arguing with an official 10
Not vacating a section after failure 10
Handing in scorecard after finish time (per minute)* 1
Handing in scorecard more than 30 minutes after finish time* Exclusion
Losing a scorecard (per section) 5
Rider or Minder altering a section 5
Missing a section 5
Refusing to attempt a section 5
Minder obstructing or conversing with observer regarding scoring 5
Late to Scrutineering (per minute) 1
* Or as detailed in the supplementary regulations
23.12.3.3 The greatest penalty incurred in a section is the only one to be taken into account for each competitor.
23.12.3.4 A competitor who receives the maximum five point penalty in a section must vacate that section either:

  1. At the first available opportunity, or
  2. As directed by an official.
23.12.3.5 A time allowance of 90 seconds is allowed for each rider to complete each section. Each rider who fails to complete a section within the 90 second time allowance will be deemed to have failed that section. The time will start when the rider passes the section beginning line. The decision of the observer in charge of this time measurement shall be deemed a statement of fact.
Note: This rule will be applied to the National Championships, and to all State Championship rounds. Subject to inclusion in the supplementary regulations, any promoter may choose to apply this rule to other open events.
23.12.3.6 Where necessary, for Trial, organisers may include a time limit to complete the first lap. This instruction should be included and defined in the supplementary regulations.

23.12.4 Minder

23.12.4.1 Each competitor in an event may have a Minder who, for the purposes of these Rules, will be a competitor.
23.12.4.2 A Minder must be identified as such in accordance with the requirements of the supplementary regulations.

23.12.5 Change of Machine during a Competition

23.12.5.1 During any competition, no machine may be exchanged for another unless permitted under these Rules or any supplementary regulations.

23.12.6 Radio Communication

23.12.6.1 Radio communications with riders is allowed in Trial.

23.12.7 Measurement of Engines

23.12.8 Measurement at Meetings

23.12.8.1 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.
23.12.8.2 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.
23.12.8.3 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.

23.12.9 Measurement: Australian and State Championship Events

23.12.9.1 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.