Motocross Rule Book
Motocross Rule Book
REF_2016
AMCA RULES
INDEX
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Subject
Notes to Riders
Notes to Riders
Machine Spot Checks
Code of Conduct
Guide to Riders
Illegal Practice
Practice prior to events
Riders Conduct
Responsibilities
Penalties
Group Hearings
Appeals
Membership Suspension
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1
2
2
2
3
3
5
5
5
Licences
1
Motocross
Sidecar Passengers
2
Licence Applicants
3
Licence Fees
Transponders
4
Minimum Age
5
Riders under 18
6
Transfers
7
Licences per Club
8
Clubs in Default
9
Proof of Ownership
10
One Day Licences
11
Upgrading
6
6
7
7
7
8
9
9
10
10
10
11
11
Entries
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
21
11
12
12
12
12
13
13
13
13
14
14
Entry System
Notes to Riders on Entries
Telephone Entries
Web Entries
FroCH
Acceptance of Entries
Double Entries
Entries by Post
Late Entries on the Day
Penalties
Cancelled Entries
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23
Subject
Cancelled Entries
Entry Refunds
Entry Fees
24
Entry Fees
25
Solo Championship
26
Returns to Clubs
27
Returns – Off Peak
28
Fine for Cancelled Events
29
Benevolent Fund
30
Development Fund
31
Returns for Cancelled
Events
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15
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17
17
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Preparation
32
Equipment of Machines
33
Machine Capacities
34
Change of Capacity
35
Number Plate Colours
36
Junior Riders
37
Racing Numbers
38
Tyres
39
Wheels
40
Sidecars
41
Fire Extinguishers
42
Litter Bags
43
Environmental Mats
44
Petrol Containers
45
Gas
19
19
20
20
20
20
21
21
21
21
21
21
22
22
Clothing/Equipment
46
Helmets
47
Clothing
48
Footwear
49
Transponder
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22
23
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INDEX
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Subject
Race Day
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Signing On
51
Pre Race Inspection
52
Change of Machine
53
Practice First Lap
54
Racing Times
55
Riding in the Paddock
56
Signalling
57
Riders Fit to Compete
58
Awards on the Day
59
Points Scoring System
60
Protests & Course Cutting
25
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24
24
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25
25
25
25
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Subject
Qualifying Events
80
Practice
81
Racing
82
Point Scoring & Ties
Team Races - Finals
83
Qualifying Events
84
Inter Group Qualification
85
Inter Club Qualification
86
Point Scoring System
87
Teams
International Championships
Riders Selection
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31
31
31
31
31
32
32
32
Championships
61
Championship Titles
26
62
Championship Classes
26
63
Eligibility to Compete
In Championships
26
64
Superclass
26
65
Championship Qualifiers 27
66
Change of Machines
27
67
Non Starters in
Championship Classes
27
68
Non Starters, Injury/Illness 27
69
Reserves
28
70
Repéchages
28
71
Length of Races
28
72
Practice
28
73
Point Scoring System
29
74
Number of Rounds
30
75
Ties
30
76
Mechanics Work Area
30
77
2-Stroke/Vets
30
78
Sidecar Championship
30
79
Sidecar Passengers
30
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NOTES TO RIDERS
A. The rules of competition are intended only as a guide for the conduct of the sport
pursuant to uniform rules. Rules directed or related to safety are promulgated to
make all persons concerned with safety, but the AMCA neither warrants safety if the
rules are followed nor compliance with any enforcement of the rules. Moreover,
each participant in competition has the responsibility to assess the safety aspects of
facilities and conditions, and must assume the risk of competition.
B. Riders and Eligibility: Special Note: The AMCA does not test the skill of individual
participants in AMCA - sanctioned events, nor does the Association licence
competitors or judge riders competence. Participants are solely responsible for their
safety.
C. Licence Card: The Licence card is a competition Licence but does not imply that its
bearer has been trained, tested or certified to have achieved any level of
competence in the operation of his/her motorcycle.
D. General Equipment Standards: Equipment used in sanctioned competition must
meet the standards as specifically provided for in this rule book. When the rules
permit or require equipment to be installed, replaced, altered or fabricated, it is the
sole responsibility of the rider to select components and materials, and/or fabricate
the same so that the motorcycle components will perform in competition with
safety.
E. Responsibility: Participants are solely responsible for the condition of their machines
and personal riding equipment. Officials do have the authority to prevent the use of
any machines or equipment which they do not think is satisfactory.
F. Competition Clothing: It is the sole responsibility of the rider to select a helmet and
apparel which will provide appropriate protection. The AMCA does not endorse or
certify any manufacturers or products. The rider must rely on his/her own
judgement in the selection of any helmet and apparel for durability and safety.
Certain British Standards for helmets are laid down in the rules and must be
complied with.
G. Meetings: Special Note: Riders are solely responsible for their safety at AMCA
sanctioned meetings and should assess their own ability to negotiate each individual
track or course. Participants who doubt the competence of track Officials, have
concerns about the safety of the course, or their own ability to negotiate the course,
or are uncertain about the condition of their vehicle, or doubt the competence of
fellow competitors, should not participate in the event.
MACHINE SPOT CHECKS
At any time during a meeting, the AMCA Stewards may pick out two bikes at random and
record the engine and frame numbers on the Stewards Reports, together with name and
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licence number of the owners/riders (name and address for non-licence holders). Three
bikes will also be noise tested, they will be chosen from practice at random and recorded
on the Stewards Reports. This will be forwarded to the AMCA Office for further checking.
CODE OF CONDUCT AND GUIDE TO RIDERS
1.
On arrival at a venue for an event, expect to pay for anyone with you who is not
covered by the free pass sent to you. Don't abuse the Gate Officials, they are only
helping the Organisers.
2. Parking - If directed to a specific place, please co-operate. Again don't abuse the
Marshals who have been instructed to park the vehicles in a certain way.
3. Hang a litter bag on your vehicle to encourage people with you not to drop litter.
Remember someone has to pick all the litter up afterwards, otherwise the venue
could be lost.
4. Walk the course before practice, watch, as most courses deteriorate through the
day. Do not stand between the ropes, behind a single rope or in a prohibited area, if
you do you are liable to be disciplined.
5. Always ensure that you do not ride your bike anywhere except on the track and in
authorised alleyways to and from the track, never push the bike with engine running
or ride in the paddock or public areas.
6. Ensure all numbers are clean, including Bib numbers, each time you go out on to the
track.
7. If you should fall off, get your machine off the track or to the side of the track as
quickly as possible.
8. Do not presume you can wash off your machine in the paddock, some Clubs will not
allow this or only in certain areas.
9. After the meeting, check round your vehicle for litter and take it home with you.
10. If you have enjoyed the day out why not say so to one of the Organisers. Riders we
have many, good Organisers we have few.
11. ILLEGAL PRACTICE - - Any rider who uses an AMCA track for practice without the
consent of the Club responsible for that track shall, without exception, be disciplined
as seen fit by the Club responsible for the upkeep of that venue. Permission from
the Club does not mean that AMCA Insurance is in place, only events issued with
AMCA Authorisations are covered.
12. PRACTICE - PRIOR TO AN EVENT practising at a track prior to an event is not allowed
without the written consent of the organising Club.
Please remember at some venues there are local restrictions which sometimes
prevent overnight camping. At some circuits dogs are not allowed, even on leads.
Fires or barbecues should not be lit without the consent of the organising Club.
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If you wish to comment on an event, remember there are regular group meetings to
discuss events and anyone is able to attend.
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RIDERS CONDUCT
RIDERS CONDUCT RIDERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND
EVENTS WITH THEM. If any person conducts themselves in a manner which is not
acceptable to the AMCA, or any of its affiliated Clubs, and it is not possible to discipline
the persons involved, then the rider will be held responsible and may be disciplined.
If dealing with someone under the age of 18 years the parent/guardian must be in
attendance, if the organising club/group has an appointed Child Protection Officer, they
should also be invited to attend.
Any penalty imposed on under 16 year old riders, must be alternative to marshalling
duties.
Penalties:
a) Warnings - Should never be public but ensure 3 of 4 officials are present,
b) Time/points penalties - Time/points penalty affecting the rider’s results.
c) Withdrawal of Championship points - Affecting the riders championship
position.
d) Disqualification - The maximum period a rider can be banned for at an event is 2
events. During this period the rider or the Officials involved may request a "hearing"
(see below) which should be conducted by an Appeals Committee.
e) Suspension of AMCA Licence - For specified periods of time. i.e. 2 weeks ban for 3
months.
f) Exclusion - Withdrawal of AMCA Licence
Riders should be aware that instant suspension from an event can be made for the
following offences, cases can be referred to groups, motocross or appeals committees to
impose higher penalties:
1. Any act which is of a violent, threatening or abusive nature to any official, rider,
passenger or any other person.
Note! Any hearing called as the result of any act of violence will be referred to a
hearing committee which will be held at the AMCA Office.
2. Any rider involved in behaviour that is likely to bring the sport, the name of the
Association and its Clubs into disrepute. i.e. bad language, dropping of litter,
standing in prohibited areas
3. The carrying of extra passengers on machines in run off areas.
4. Competing or attempting to compete in any AMCA authorized event without the
proper paperwork being completed.
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The use of Power Washers in areas not allowed by the organising Club.
Riders and passengers not wearing helmets when machines are ridden.
Gaining admission without paying for non-ticket carrying spectators.
Parking of vehicles in areas not allowed and this includes camping overnight without
prior permission.
The digging of holes for camping purposes and the use of equipment for leveling up
of vehicles i.e. stakes for putting under wheels is not allowed.
Riding of machines in the paddock or on any part of the circuit reserved for the
general public. Or Riding a machine at times and in places not allowed by the
organising Club. A 2 week/meeting marshalling ban will be imposed.
Riding in an area reserved for the general public and causing injury will be referred
to a ‘hearing’, which will be heard either at a local group meeting or at the AMCA
Office.
All race personnel, officials, riders, mechanics, photographers or anyone associated
with riders must not consume or be under the influence of intoxicants or drugs that
could affect their normal mental or physical ability. Besides affecting the safety of
the event, any such use is inconsistent with the concept of good sportsmanship and
is detrimental to the sport.
Pushing machines with the engine running – Riders will be penalized for one week.
See Rule 60.
Failure to stop when flagged by a marshal or official. A competitor failing to stop
when flagged by a marshal or officials renders himself/herself to suspension for the
remainder of the meeting. This will also apply to practice. See SR-6
Note: Any decision to ban a rider on the day of the event to be taken by 3 of the
following; Clerk of the Course, Home Group Co-ordinator, Deputy Co-ordinator and one
of the 2 Stewards.
NOTE! Any person found to be guilty of an act of violence –
a) minimum period of suspension of AMCA licence recommended 6 months.
Maximum period of suspension will depend upon the severity of the offence
b) any person who is not a licence holder and not connected to a licence holder would
be excluded from attending AMCA events indefinitely
c) an AMCA licence holder will be considered responsible to any person who attends
events with them, and will be disciplined as well as action taken against the offender
GROUP HEARINGS
Groups of Clubs are able to arrange disciplinary hearings and any person required to
attend must be given written notice of the hearing and informed that any witnesses they
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may wish to attend will be able to do so. A written statement will be acceptable. Anyone
not attending may be dealt with in their absence providing every opportunity has been
made for the person(s) to attend. At a hearing, only one member per Club will hear the
evidence and witnesses to the incident will only be allowed into the hearing one at a
time.
APPEALS TO THE MOTOCROSS OR APPEALS COMMITTEE
Any person or club who is disciplined by a Group hearing and feels the hearing was not
fair or that the penalty was too harsh, may appeal to the AMCA Motocross Committee in
writing including a deposit of £50. Hearings to this committee are not automatic, they
will only be granted if the reasons for the appeal are considered valid. Any decisions by
either the Appeals Committee or the Motocross Committee will be final and binding. At
all disciplinary hearings, any persons having a connection, either financial or as a
relation, to any person having a hearing should declare that interest.
Appeals against 'automatic' bans may be heard by an AMCA appointed committee rather
than a 'home' group committee. Appeals are not automatic and will only be granted if
the reasons are valid.
SUSPENSION OF MEMBERSHIP
Disciplinary Action - For any rider who is stopped from riding for a limited period, he/she
must marshal (or observe at Trials) at AMCA events and he/she must ensure that an
Official of the organising Club witnesses this and that the Stewards include confirmation
on their reports. An offender must carry out the duties themselves and should arrange
with the organising Club(s) beforehand.
Marshalling at a riders own Club event will not count.
If the rider is under the age of 16 years alternative duties may be found. Any rider
suspended shall return his/her Licence to the AMCA Office. Any delay in handing it back
will be added to the term of suspension. When a rider is suspended it applies to all types
of AMCA events. Any rider given a suspended sentence of his/her AMCA membership
will have the sentence automatically cancelled after a year for each month imposed, i.e.
a rider given a three month suspended sentence of his/her registration will then have it
lifted after 3 years. Any rider banned or suspended from riding in AMCA events will not
be able to compete with other organisations such as the ACU, BSMA and YMSA who have
all agreed to honour any penalty imposed by any of the other organisations.
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LICENCES
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Motocross Licence
All riders who wish to compete in Motocross events must be in possession of an
Motocross Licence, which must be available for inspection at all events, and worn at all
times except when riding. A rider who wishes to apply for an Licence must be a paid up
member of one AMCA Affiliated Club that organises Motocross events. Licence
application forms are available from Affiliated Clubs whose Secretary should sign to
confirm the applicant is a member of the Club. No rider shall be a member of more than
one Affiliated Club for the purpose of competing in Motocross events. All Licences are
renewable on January 31st each year.
The Motocross Licence will cover the rider to be able to compete in Scrambles, Trials and
Enduro’s. Membership of an AMCA Affiliated Classic club will be necessary for riders
competing in Scrambles.
Licences for Motocross Championships - Riders who are eligible (qualified) for the
AMCA MX1, MX2, 2-Stroke, Vets Series or Sidecar Championship must apply for an
AMCA Licence by March 1st.
LICENCE TYPES
Based on the number of times a rider competed in the previous year AMCA licences will
be graded as: Gold - 25 + entries, Silver - 20 + entries, Bronze – 10+ events.
**CofC and Club Officials can apply in writing for upgrade from S to G. ** If worked at
home events.
Entries by riders into official IMBA teams will be counted towards base numbers for
Gold, Silver and Bronze licences.
SIDECAR PASSENGERS
Names must be included in the Official programme. (Substitutes are allowed providing
they are Licence holders).
Passengers are not allowed to be changed during a race, any change of passenger must
be notified in writing to Race Control.
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Competition Licence Applicants
All first time applicants must send one passport photograph when applying for a licence.
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Any AMCA registered rider terminating his/her membership should return his/her
Licence to the AMCA Office and inform his/her Club Secretary in writing.
Any rider who leaves the AMCA and later wishes to return should submit a written
application to the AMCA Office before submitting the Licence form via a Club.
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Licence Fees
Listed below are the costs for the Motocross Licence.
START DATE
Motocross Licence
FROM 1st FEBRUARY
£59.00
All licences are subject to £2 P&P
TRANSPONDERS
Transponders are compulsory for ALL AMCA Motocross Events.
Transponders can be hired for a minimum of £10 paid to the transponder system
operator on the day. £5 of the fee will be paid to the AMCA sent in with event
paperwork.
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Minimum Age Limits
Minimum age for solo riders is 8 years old, Sidecar drivers and passenger’s minimum age
is 14 years old
4 (a) Inter Juniors –
Age
Grade
Engine Capacity
Only Wheel size /
Spec
8+ years
Inter Junior
Max 65cc 2 Stroke
12 inch rear, 14 inch
front
9+ years
Inter Junior
Max SW85cc 2 stroke or
SW150cc 4 stroke
14 inch rear, 17 inch
front
11+ years
Inter Junior
Max 85cc 2 stroke or 150cc
4 stroke
16 inch rear, 19 inch
front
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Junior/Senior/Expert Class and Age Capacities
13 + Years
MX2 (Junior/Senior/Expert)
Max 145cc 2 stroke or
250cc 4 stroke
-
15 + Years
MX1 (Junior/Senior/Expert)
Max 250cc 2 stroke
-
15 + Years
MX1 (Senior/Expert)
Max 450cc 4 Stroke
-
17 + Years
MX1 (Junior/Senior/Expert)
Min 146cc 2 stroke or 251cc
4 stroke
-
4 (b) Machine Capacities.
Age limits in this note applies to machine capacities NOT classes.
a) 65cc bikes are permitted to ride in the inter junior class so long as SR-24 Method D is
used to mark the track (see Standing Regs) Auto’s will NOT be allowed.
b) Note! The fundamentals of a 65cc and 85cc 2-stroke /150cc 4 strokes machine
should be “factory standard” or “as supplied by the manufacturer”. (Fundamentals
to include frame, engine and wheels).
c) MX2 and MX1 machines (125cc 2-stroke, 145cc 2-stroke, 250cc 4-stroke and above)
are not eligible to compete in the Inter Juniors.
d) 15 year olds can ride 250cc 2-stroke machines.
e) 15 year olds (Seniors and Experts) can ride 450cc 4-Stroke machines.
f) 16 year olds can ride bigger capacity machines in exceptional circumstances, the
rider must have written AMCA authority
g) 12 year olds can ride MX2 machines in exceptional circumstances, with parental
consent.
4 (c) Grading of Inter Juniors.
Riders aged 9, 10 and 11 are NOT to be upgraded in any circumstances
Riders aged 12 and 13 years old may only be upgraded in exceptional circumstances and
only then with parents/guardians written agreement via the upgrading Co-ordinator
and/or Group Co-ordinator who will forward the request to the office.
Should any rider aged 12 / 13 obtain 20 points then he/she shall be upgraded unless the
parent/guardian objects. In such case the parent/guardian shall discuss with the AMCA
the reasons and a decision made as to future participation which may involve suspension
of the rider from future competition until age 14 or agreement to upgrade.
A record will be kept of all points for this age group and on their 14th birthday these
points will become effective and upgrading will take place.
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Fourteen year olds will continue to score their points in the usual way and be upgraded
accordingly. Any rider who changes bike size to MX2 class bike will not be allowed to
compete in the Inter Juniors, and may be upgraded, but only with the consent form
being signed by the parent/guardian.
Over 14 years old may be included in the Inter Juniors Class (as long as the machine they
are competing on permits them to do so), but will normally ride in the Junior Class and
will be upgraded using the upgrading system.
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Riders Under 18 Years Old
At all events, a Parent/Guardian or another person over 18 years of age must be
present and remain throughout the meeting including practice, to take responsibility of
riders under 18 years of age.
Riders whose legal guardian does not attend events, must supply a letter of authority to
the AMCA authorising a named party who will be responsible for the rider throughout
the event. A copy to be carried at all time by the temporary guardian (ready for
inspection)
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Transfers
Any rider who has been a member of a Club in the previous season and wishes to
move to a different club in this season must obtain a release letter (signed by at least
two club officials) from his/her former Club. The release letter should then be sent to the
AMCA Office together with the Licence application. Transfer to another club within a
different Motocross Group is only allowed in special circumstances and must be referred
to a Group Meeting and/or the AMCA Motocross Committee for clearance before any
transfer can take place. The release letter should state the true and exact reason why the
rider wishes to leave the Club and the new Club should be shown the letter before
approving the rider’s membership.(Officials who are riders cannot sign their own release
letter.)
New applicants joining the Association must join one of the THREE nearest clubs to their
home address. AMCA Riders whose membership has lapsed for a period of 12 months
will be treated as new members.
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Number of Licences Per Club
Clubs will be expected to run 1 event for every 15 licence holders, numbers of riders will
include sidecar drivers and passengers. Maximum number of licences per club is 60.
Consideration may be given to clubs exceeding this number, to a maximum of 75, with
agreement from the AMCA Office, depending on exceptional circumstances, and where
it is thought it would not have an impact on surrounding clubs. Clubs with high numbers,
consistent for 3 years will be encouraged to split to form new clubs. The minimum
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number of events to be run is 1.The total number of licences per Club will be counted at
the highest number of licences the Club issues throughout the year, i.e. Count the
maximum at any one time. The AMCA Office will restrict the number of licence forms
issued to the number of events the Club is scheduled to run. Extra licence forms will only
be issued when the date of an extra event has been confirmed in writing. Licences issued
to Trials only and Enduro only will not be included in the number of Licences used to
calculate the number of Motocross events a Club should organise. Special Note:
SIDECARS - Each Group must organise one event during the season that includes a class
for sidecars, in addition to one event per club with a sidecar member. Clubs can impose
minimum number of entries, before confirmation that event will be run.
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Clubs in Default of Running the Required Number
of Events
These clubs may have their full membership of the Association suspended and will not be
reinstated until an event, up to 31st May current year, is run. If no events are run up to
this date, then any Licences issued will be rescinded.
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Proof of Ownership
All applicants for an AMCA Licence should supply proof of ownership documents for their
machine(s). (For riders who have owned machines for some time and the details are
already recorded with the AMCA, it will not be necessary to see proof of ownership.)
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One Day Licences
One Day Licence include the entry fee and insurance.
Sidecar driver and passenger (joint ODL) includes insurance for driver and passenger.
Sidecar passengers will cover the cost of Insurance as there is no entry fee.
It is a clubs discretion whether One Day Licences will be taken on the day of the event,
please check with the organising club. Photo ID must be presented when applying at the
event.
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Upgrading
Riders will be graded according to their riding ability.
1st (overall) - 4 points, 2nd (overall) - 3 points, 3rd (overall) - 2 points. A rider will be
upgraded when he/she has reached 8 points (For guidance only).
One Day Licence riders will score points for upgrading purposes.
Each Group may modify the system to suit its own requirements. Groups may operate a
downgrading system. Co-ordinators or persons authorised by a Group should inform the
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AMCA Office of riders to be up or downgraded and riders will then receive confirmation,
including new number(s), in writing.
ENTRIES
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Entry System (PAPER ENTRIES & ONLINE)
Only riders who have taken out a licence will be included on the list. No riders name
should be added by Club Officials unless that person has already applied for an AMCA
Licence, if this is the case then the riders name must be printed as well as signed with a
note of “LAF” (Licence Applied For) next to their name. Riders who enter events without
having applied for a valid AMCA licence (at the close) – will have their Entry fees
refunded less £3.00 admin fee. Fees will be refunded via Club Secretaries together with
explanation letter. Clubs will receive a list for each event, this should be returned to the
AMCA Office together with payment to cover the number of riders who have entered by
the closing date which will be stated on the sheets.
Clubs can authorise riders to enter events online.
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TRANSFERRED ENTRY (ENTERED EVENT CANCELLED)
If an event is cancelled after the Office has closed on the Friday before the event, then
the rider can try and obtain an entry in any AMCA motocross event.
Riders should first book in with the club by telephone, then take along their original
entry acceptance correspondence (Text or Email) to the event where they are trying to
obtain an entry, checks can be carried out on the transponder system, the rider can then
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If an event is cancelled before 5:00pm on the Friday before the event the Office will
email/text and publish on the website further instructions.
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ADVANCE Telephone Entries
Telephone entries can be made by your club (if this is allowed) or individually, there is a
£4 surcharge for this service.. (Monday 5.00pm 6 days prior to the event date).
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ADVANCE Web Entries
Rider web entries can be made up until Monday at 5:00pm (6 days prior to the
Event), for those clubs who allow their riders to enter online.
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Acceptance of Entries (Text and Email
Confirmation)
Solo riders accepted for an event will be entitled to admittance to that event for 2
people, Sidecars will be entitled to 3. The entry notifications will include details of the
venue, times of PRI and also the contact number of the organising club Secretary. Any
group who wishes to allow the riders admittance only must inform the Office before the
1st March.
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Double Entries
Inter Junior riders are not allowed to double enter into any other Junior classes.
Juniors – if classes are specified as age related i.e. Under 18’s or Over 18’s double entries
from and into either class is not allowed.
Senior and Expert riders are eligible for a double entry. Seniors and Experts cannot be
mixed, except in the case of already being combined in the race programme.
Acceptance of double entries to determine which races the double entries will
compete in is at the discretion of the organizing club/group.
Double entries are only accepted if room allows on the day, riders will pay an extra
£10.00 to ride.
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LATE ENTRIES (THROUGH THE OFFICE)
After the closing date for Advance Entries (Monday 5:00pm), riders can enter online and
through the Office.
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Late Entries (On the Day)
Any rider whose name does not appear in the programme and who does not have an
authorisation card issued by the AMCA Office must pay the late entry fee. If it can be
proved that the rider’s entry had been missed off the programme after the event, then a
full refund will be paid back to the rider.
Co-ordinators should ensure that all the late entry cards and fees are sent to the
AMCA Office within seven days of the event, so that any queries may be dealt with
quickly.
Note: A list of late entries should be displayed in the race control along with the results
for the benefit of spectators.
a) The late entry is made before the time of practice as shown in the Official
programme.
b) The correct form or sheet is used which the Secretary of the Meeting will issue.
c) The correct fee.
d) The applicant shows the Official his/her current AMCA Competition Licence.
Co-ordinators must ensure licences are shown before late entries can be
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e)
f)
accepted.
Under 18's must either bring their parent or guardian with them to sign the late
entry form or bring a letter granting permission for the applicant to ride at the
event.
Any applicant who has written authorisation from the AMCA Office to be allowed an
entry at a specific event.
ON NO ACCOUNT MUST ANYONE BE ALLOWED A LATE ENTRY WHO DOES
NOT COMPLY WITH THE ABOVE CONDITIONS.
A LATE ENTRY IS NOT AN AUTOMATIC RIGHT, CLUBS MAY REFUSE TO
ALLOW THEM OR RESTRICT THEM TO CERTAIN CLASSES.
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Cancelled Entries
Any rider who wishes to cancel on medical grounds will have £1.00 deducted for
administration. Medical evidence MUST be provided, unless the rider is under 16.
Requests for refunds must be made in writing within 7 days of the date of the event. The
refund will not be issued until the office is in receipt of the signing on sheets from the
appropriate meeting.
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Entry Refunds
If a rider has signed for an AMCA event, and for any reason cannot be entered for that
event, or an event that has been signed for has been transferred to a different venue,
the rider will be allowed a refund if they apply in writing to the AMCA Office before the
Friday prior to the event.
ENTRY FEES
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Entry Fees
(For events held between 1st February and the Last Sunday before Remembrance)
Entry Type
Advance (inc Champ)
Telephone Entry
Late Entry (Through Office)
Late Entry (On day)
ODL Rider (Through Office)
ODL Pass (Through Office)
Deadline
5:00pm Monday Prior
5:00pm Monday Prior
12:00noon Friday Prior
12:00noon Friday Prior
12:00noon Friday Prior
Entry Fee
£30.00
£34.00
£40.00
£45.00
£55.00
£22.00
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ODL Crew (Through Office)
ODL Rider (On day)
ODL Pass (On day)
ODL Crew (On day)
Double Entry
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12:00noon Friday Prior
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£62.00
£65.00
£32.00
£72.00
£10.00
AMCA Solo Championship
All MX1/MX2/2-Stroke/Vets Championship riders must pay an £80 Registration Fee.
The entry fee will be payable either on the Entry Sheets or by online entry. An AMCA
share is retained for services provided (timing at MX1/MX2 etc) and to cover insurance
and admin. At MX1/MX2 Championships Clubs will be allowed to take Support class
riders up to a maximum of 3 classes, 2 races, with a possible third race time permitting.
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Returns to Clubs – PEAK Events 1st Feb – SUNDAY
BEFORE Remembrance SUNDAY
Standard Motocross Events
Riders
60-150
151+
Sidecars
Return
£3250
£15 per rider
£15 per outfit
£3250 Guaranteed entry income to clubs will be paid per event, provided a minimum of
60 riders are entered by the advance entry closing date (Monday 17:00).
Any entries taken by the club on the day will be invoiced to the club at the full cost.
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Championship (MX1/MX2/Vets/2 Strokes/Superclass/Youth) Motocross Events
Riders
Return
Championship
£30 per rider
Support Riders
£15 per rider
Any entries taken by the club on the day will be invoiced to the club at the full cost.
Clubs who run extra events (to their committed number of events) will receive an extra
£1 per Entry on top of the normal returns, providing they are run between the period
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above. The higher return would not apply to clubs who were catching up with events not
run in the previous year.
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Returns to Clubs – OFF PEAK Events
An Off Peak event will be classified as below;
 Any event that takes place between Remembrance Sunday until 31 st January
inclusive
 An event that does not have 60 riders entered by the closing date will be
classified as an Off Peak Event
 2 Day Events
If a club runs a 2 day event Saturday/Sunday or Sunday/Bank Holiday Monday
then the lesser day (usually either the Saturday or Bank Holiday Monday) will be
classified as an Off Peak event.
 An event that takes place when usually there is no events held, Monday –
Saturday (Excluding Bank Holidays)
An Off Peak Event will not count towards a clubs quota of event ran, unless it is a Bank
Holiday Monday.
Fees/Returns to clubs
Clubs will be charged at the following rate per rider, Licences Holder - £3, One Day
Licences - £13
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Fine for Event Cancellation
If a club cancels an event without a valid reason and has an entry of 60 or over at the
closing date, then a fine shall be imposed on the Organising club of £4 per rider.
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Benevolent Fund
This fund is to help past and present Club members and their dependants who, through
no fault of their own, face financial difficulties and need help in coping with them. The
grants they receive help them considerably, but it must be made very clear that the
FUND IS NOT AN ADDITIONAL FORM OF INSURANCE.
Any claims to this fund should be in writing to the Office. Any payments made are strictly
confidential.
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Development Fund
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A contribution may be made from all Motocross entries.
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Return Entry Fees for Cancelled Events
a)
For an event which is cancelled before the day of the event, the riders will
receive their entry back with the AMCA retaining £1 to cover administration
costs.
b) An event that is cancelled on the day but before the riders practice, returns to
the riders are as follows;
Entry Type
Club
AMCA (Admin & Ins)
Through Office
On Day
£2.00
£4.00
£2.00
£2.00
c)
An event cancelled during or after the riders practice but before racing is as
follows;
Entry Type
Through Office
On Day
Club
£4.00
£6.00
AMCA (Admin & Ins)
£2.00
£3.00
d) An event cancelled during racing after the rider has had 1 race.
Entry Type
Through Office
On Day
e)
f)
Club
£8.00
£10.00
AMCA (Admin & Ins)
£2.00
£4.00
Riders who have 2 races are not entitled to a refund
Clubs have one week to notify the AMCA Office for the reason of cancellation of
the event, fees will not be refunded until then
PREPARATION
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Machines
Competition machines must be equipped with two efficient brakes, one to each wheel of
the motorcycle. One brake must be foot operated and must lend itself to immediate
application with the rider’s foot on the foot rest or foot board.
4 Stroke machines - closing throttle cable MUST be in place where originally fitted to the
machine. Chain guards MUST be in place where fitted as standard.
Machines must be equipped with a multi-speed gearbox, clutch and front brake levers
must be of the ball end type. Primary chains must be fully enclosed.
Throttles must be shut off, so that the machine stops when the throttle is released. All
machines must be fitted with an effective kill button.
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Any lights, registration plates and prop stands must be removed unless an integral part
of the frame.
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Machine Capacities
MX2 Class
Up to 145cc 2-Stroke and 250cc 4-Strokes.
MX1 Class
Over 146cc 2 Stroke and 251cc 4-Stroke.
Other classes may be added to an event;
Vets
Over 40, clubs may lower the age limit to suit
Twinshock
Any bike manufactured with two rear shock absorbers with drum brakes and air cooled
including up to 1984 Husqavarnas, pre 1982 Monoshock Yamahas and water cooled
originals that were manufactured pre 1982. Forks must not be greater than 46mm
diameter. Certain specials will be permitted provided they are within the spirit of
twinshock racing. Any dispute over eligibility will be decided by vote taken from
competitors on the day within that class.
Evo
Any bike manufactuered between 1981 and 1989 with a monoshock. Proof of age of
manufacture may be requested in the event of a dispute. Machines should have original
frame, engine and braking systems.
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Change of Capacity
Any rider who is intending to change from one capacity class to another must notify the
AMCA Office as different racing numbers are needed in MX1 and MX2 Classes. This rule
applies only to all solo grades.
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Colours of Number Plates
Inter Juniors
Juniors
MX2 Seniors
MX1 Seniors
MX2 Experts
MX1 Experts
Sidecars
White Numbers on Black Plates
White Numbers on Black Plates
White Numbers on Blue Plates
White Numbers on Red Plates
Yellow Numbers on Blue Plates
Black Numbers on Yellow Plates
Black Numbers on Yellow Plates
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Junior Riders
Junior riders will only be allowed to ride in Junior races: Only in exceptional
circumstances (i.e. Vets, Twinshock and Evo class) Junior riders will be allowed to ride
with other classes.
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Racing Numbers
Machines must be equipped with three (3) plates, one facing forward and one each side
to the rear of the swinging arm pivot bolt and to be clearly visible when the rider is on
the machine (sitting or standing). Numbers only, additional stickers are NOT allowed on
number plates.
Numbers/Figures must be a minimum height of 6" (15.2cm) and 1" (2.5cm) wide.
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Tyres
Machines must be fitted with either Standard or Competition tyres. Tyres incorporating
spikes or other extraneous grip are not permitted.
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Wheels
The use of Mag Alloy Wheels is forbidden. (Unless wheels are filled in when used on
sidecar outfits).
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Sidecars
Sidecar bodies are to be unsprung (as distinct from sprung chassis) and rigidly
attached to the chassis. They must also be equipped with a substantial handrail for the
passenger. The lowest point on the sidecar front must not be less than 9" (22.8cm) from
the ground with the sidecar chassis forward of the sidecar wheel spindle not being less
than 6" (15.2cm) from the ground.
The inboard side of the sidecar mudguard must totally shield the wheel - no space
between this guard and floor platform. On the driving side of the sidecar, a valance of
minimum height of 4" (10.16cm) will be fixed. This is to be of sound construction and
must be fitted the length of the chain or drive and in line with the same. Outfits must be
fitted with cut-out’s which must work. There should be no protruding bolts, including
below the underneath of the sidecar platform. The passenger must be protected from
the chain and sidecar wheel.
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Fire Extinguishers
Each rider’s vehicle parked in the paddock area must be fitted with fire extinguishers,
which should be carried in that vehicle.The minimum size of fire extinguisher to be used
is 2 Kg ABC (ABC Powder Extinguishers are suitable for use on Class A involving wood,
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paper, textiles, etc., Class B fires involving liquids such as oil, petrol, paint, etc., and Class
C fires involving gases and live electrical equipment) AFF Foam Fire Extinguishers are
allowed.
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Litter Bag
Every rider is required to take a litter bag or rubbish bin to every event. Riders are
responsible for any litter around their vehicle and each rider must take the litter bag or
bin, and the litter, away from the event and NOT leave it for the organising Club to
dispose of.
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Environmental Mats
Recommendation – All riders should have environmental mats for use at AMCA
events. No detergents or only bio-gradable detergents should be used in power
washers.
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Petrol Containers - Legal Requirement
Approved cans should be:a) Clearly marked ‘PETROL’ or ‘PETROLEUM SPIRITS’ and ‘HIGHLY FLAMMABLE’
b) Leak proof and of suitable material
c) State and comply with S.I. 1982/630 if plastic
d) The use of petrol at an event is allowed from the authorised container into the
machines petrol tank.
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Gas
Any vehicle which carries a Pressurised gas bottle must display a warning sticker
(legal requirement). Do not store petrol near gas refrigerator vents.
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CLOTHING/EQUIPMENT
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Helmets
Helmets must conform to the British Standard Institution BS6658-A, BS6658-B. or
UN ECE Regulation 22 ECE22-05. Snell Memorial Foundation Snell M95 or M2000
(individual approval only). These are the only standards that are acceptable. Non fibre
glass helmets must NOT have racing stickers on, and riders must not paint or deface non
fibre glass helmets with stickers or adhesive labels or tape. No additional holes to be
drilled other than those provided in the manufacture of the helmet i.e. for face masks
etc.
Helmets with detachable fins are allowed. BS6658 type A.
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Helmets must be worn at all times whilst the machine is being ridden, including in 'run
off' areas.
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Clothing
a)
SHIRTS – Motocross jerseys must provide protection to the body and arms. Long
sleeves must be worn down at all times.
b) GLOVES - All Solo and Sidecar riders must wear gloves. This does not apply to Sidecar
passengers.
c) TROUSERS – Padded at the hips and knees.
d) EYE PROTECTION – Goggles or visors of a non splinterable type must be worn at the
start of a race. Spectacles should be non splinterable.
e) BODY BELT / KIDNEY PROTECTORS – Recommended to be worn and protective
armour to cover at least the chest and shoulders.
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Footwear
Purpose made boots should be worm.
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TRANSPONDER
It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that the transponder is secure and charged and
fitted, riders will not be scored if the transponder is not working, fitted or charged.
RACE DAY
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Signing On
It is the responsibility of each rider to sign on the Official 'signing-on' sheet before
he/she goes out to practice. AMCA Licences must be presented at 'signing on', and worn
at all times except when riding. The purpose of signing on is to indicate that your
machine and you are accepting the conditions as listed below and which are included on
the top of the 'signing-on' sheets. Wristbands - Riders will be issued with wristbands,
these will be issued and fitted at signing on, only riders entered into the event will be
allowed to sign. In the case of riders under 18 years of age, they must be accompanied
by parent/guardian. Wristbands must be worn throughout the event.
Periodic checks may be made throughout the day to ensure the rider is the same
person who attended signing on.
Wristbands will be issued by the AMCA to Clubs.
If you, the rider, or your parents or guardian (in the case of riders under 18 years old)
have any doubts about the competence of the track or Officials (including First Aid) or
are concerned about the safety of the course, or your own ability to negotiate the
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course, or are uncertain about the conditions of your machine or doubt the competence
of fellow competitors, you should not participate in the event. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO
RIDE - DO NOT SIGN THE 'SIGNING-ON' SHEET. PARTICIPANT/RIDERS ARE SOLELY
RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY ALL RIDERS OF 16 YEARS OR UNDER MUST HAVE
A PARENT/GUARDIAN PRESENT THROUGHOUT THE MEETING WHO WILL TAKE
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEM.
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Pre Race Inspection (PRI)
Each machine and rider must pass (PRI) before going onto the track, machines must be
fitted with a silencer. The size and position of the three racing number plates, which
must be clearly visible when the rider is sitting on the machine. Twist grips have to have
self-closing throttles, that shall return and be secure. Clutch and front brake levers must
be of ball end lever type. Cut outs to be operative. Folding footrests and chain guard
where fitted as standard must be in position.
Each machine to be marked with a clear identity mark, after it has been checked and the
riders have “signed on”, but only if the rider is happy to do so.
Riders Helmets, clothing and boots to be looked at as riders go to the start line for the
first practice.
This is not a mechanical safety check. The mechanical safety of the machine is the riders
own responsibility.
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Change of Machinery During Racing
Riders are not allowed to change machines during a race. They may, however,
change for the following races, providing the machine is of the correct capacity. If a rider
borrows a machine, he/she must also use a bib with the same number as the machine
being ridden. In the event of a race being stopped, riders are allowed to change their
machine to continue in the race re-run. (All conditions on number
changes apply). Lap scorers must be informed of the changes.
If the same number is already in the race, then the racing numbers must be changed.
Any numbers on shirts or clothing must be the same as on the machine being ridden.
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Practice Sighting Lap
The first lap of practice shall be a sighting lap with no unreasonable overtaking. Riders
should note that Practice is not racing, riders will be allowed out on a filtering system.
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Racing Times
All races to be a MINIMUM of ten minutes plus 1 lap. Only if time allows should
Seniors, Experts and Sidecars be extended beyond the 10 minutes.
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Riding in the Paddock (PUBLIC AREA) is Not Allowed
The penalty will be a two week ban during which time the rider must marshal. (Unless
the rider is under 16 years of age, then other duties will be allocated). Riders who push
their machine with the engine running will be penalised for one week.
If the offender wishes, he/she may ask for a personal hearing. Note - Penalties can be
extended.
No riding will be allowed off the track unless in specially roped off runs from the track.
Engines will be stopped when pushing machines and there should be a roped off alley for
riders to the highest point in the paddock. Riding in this alley should be at walking pace
only.
THE RIDING OF MOTORCYCLES BY CHILDREN IS NOT ALLOWED, EITHER IN THE PADDOCK
OR THE PUBLIC ENCLOSURE AREAS. THIS INCLUDES MOTORISED SCOOTERS.
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Signalling
A specified signalling area will be provided and signalling will only be allowed in this area.
Any rider receiving signals from elsewhere around a track may be withdrawn or have
his/her points deducted. At no time should anyone be on the track signalling to a rider.
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Riders Fit to Compete
If a rider, in the opinion of the First Aid Team in attendance, is adjudged unfit for any
reason and/or is refusing treatment, or thought to be acting out of character, then
he/she will not be allowed to ride again that day unless he/she is cleared by a doctor or
the head of the First Aid unit present on site or at hospital. This decision will be
supported by 3 of 4 officials on duty at the meeting.
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Awards on the Day
The first three riders overall in each class must be presented with an award, at the end of
the event. Minimum type of award should be a certificate or rosette. Prize money can be
given, but riders should be allowed to change this for trophies etc. If preferred.
One Day Licence holders do qualify for awards.
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Points Scoring System to Decide Overall Positions
The winning rider in each class is the rider with the highest number of points. All races
shown in the programme will count. Any additional races not shown in the programme
will not count towards overall position. Any ties will be settled by the results of the last
race in each class. In the event of riders being on equal points after 2 races and neither
scores in the last race, then the rider who finished highest in their 2nd race wins overall.
One Day Licence holders will gain points to decide overall positions, and receive
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awards.
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Protests & course cutting
If a rider leaves the contours of the circuit and gains an advantage then they may receive
a penalty, depending on the severity of the offence then punishment may range from a
time penalty to disqualification from the race.
Any protest regarding results must be sent to the AMCA Secretary within 7 days of the
publication of the results, together with a fee of £20.00 which will be returnable if the
protest is considered reasonable. Disputes to be settled by the Committee of the
organising Club.
Any other protest concerning riders may only be submitted by the rider involved, and
not by anyone on his/her behalf, and should be sent to the AMCA Secretary together
with a fee of £10.00, which will be refundable if the protest is considered reasonable.
Disputes to be settled by the Group Meeting at which the dispute took place. Any
appeals after this will be dealt with by the Motocross Committee.
CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Championship Titles
MX2, MX1, Superclass, Vets, 2-Stroke, Sidecar, Womens, Youth and Youth 85/150
No other names can be connected with the titles without written permission of AMCA.
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Championship Classes
MX2 Class
MX1 Class
Superclass
Sidecars
Up to 145cc 2-Stroke and 250cc 4-Strokes.
Over 146cc 2 Stroke and 251cc 4-Stroke.
Unlimited
Unlimited.
NOTE: RIDERS CANNOT NORMALLY CHANGE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS DURING THE
SEASON (THIS IS ONLY PERMITTED WHEN NUMBERS PERMIT AND ONLY WITH
PERMISSION FROM THE AMCA OFFICE). Clubs running AMCA Championship events are
reminded that they are allowed to take up to a maximum of three support classes, 2
races each with a possible 3rd – time permitting.
2-Stroke & Vets – Qualifiers will be run dependent on the number of riders.
Note: 2 Stroke Championship for 125 and 250 – This will depend on the number of riders
who register. (MX1/MX2/2 Stroke/Vets riders cannot compete in more than one
Championship (e.g. 2 Stroke and MX2).
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Eligibility to Compete in MX1/MX2 Championships
54 riders per class MX1/MX2 are classed as Championship riders. Timed practice will be
held to determine the 36 Championship riders on the day with the remaining 18 per class
going into the non-qualifiers race.
Starting positions for all three races will be from timed practice.
For eligibility for the 2017 Championship season and onwards, riders must compete in 5
“group level” events the previous season, Superclass events count but IMBA events DO
NOT COUNT.
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Superclass
Riders from the previous seasons MX1/MX2 Championships will be eligible to compete in
the Superclass, as well as the top 10 in 2-Strokes and Vets. Riders in this class may ride
any capacity machine it is an unlimited c.c. class.
The Superclass Championship will be decided over (maximum) 3 rounds which will be run
in March/April.
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Championship Qualifiers
Riders are not permitted to qualify for more than one Championship class in one
season.
MX1/MX2
The top 30 from the previous seasons Championship are Automatics so do not need to
qualify.
Qualifiers, the format will depend on the amount of interested riders, names to be put
forward through each Group.
2-Stroke/Vets
The top 10 from the previous seasons Championship are Automatics so do not need to
qualify
Qualifiers, the format will depend on the amount of riders paying the registration fee.
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Changes of Machines
Any rider who finishes in the top 30 of a Championship and then wishes to change class
for the following season must write and apply, the rider will only be included if there is
room (i.e. another rider drops out of the top 30 - preference will be given to riders who
finish highest in a class). This is not an automatic right and riders should compete in the
Area Qualifiers if there is any doubt about being included.
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Non Starters in Championships or Qualifiers
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Any Championship rider who fails to compete in a round of the Championship (except
through illness or injury) shall forfeit their place in all the following Championship
meetings and will not be eligible to compete in an AMCA Championship in the following
year, the rider can however compete in AMCA club events on the day of a Championship.
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Non Starters in Championship Due to Illness or
Injury
Any Championship rider from each group who has been selected to attend an AMCA
Championship meeting and is unable to do so due to illness or injury must inform the
AMCA Office. Riders who inform the AMCA Office will regain their place when fit again.
Riders who do not notify the AMCA Office will forfeit their place to ride in any other
rounds that year. Riders who lose their place should provide evidence to appeal through
the AMCA Office.
Riders will be allowed to decline the invitation to compete at the start of the
Championship, (before any rounds have been run).
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Reserves in Championships
Championship Entry Procedure for Reserves
Reserves – Riders who do not qualify to be in the 54 Championship Riders will be known
as reserves, these riders will be allocated a position to determine the order of
acceptance into a Championship Event.
If any of the 54 Qualified Riders fail to enter, then the reserves will be entered into the
event starting at rider 55 and moving down the list until the class is full (54 riders
entered)
Once a reserve rider has entered for a Championship, as long as there is space for
him/her to enter at the following rounds they will be considered a Championship rider,
this means that the rider will not be able to compete at any other AMCA event on the
day of a Championship if there is room for him/her to ride in the Championship.
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Repéchages
Only riders who have been injured or ill and unable to compete in the Area Qualifiers will
compete, plus riders who did compete in the Qualifiers but failed to qualify. The next
highest finishers from each qualifying area may also be nominated by Co-ordinators to
help decide the order of the reserves. A limit will be imposed on how many will be
eligible.
IT IS NOT A RULE THAT REPÉCHAGE EVENTS HAVE TO BE HELD.
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If a Repéchage is held, it need only be a minimum of one event with 3 races of at least 12
minutes plus 1 lap.
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Length of Championship Races (Including
Qualifying Rounds)
All Solo and Sidecar Championship races will run for 18 minutes plus 1 lap. Any race that
is stopped and 2/3 / 66% of the race has NOT been completed, the race shall be re-run if
convenient to the organising Club. The Qualifying Rounds may be reduced to 15 minutes
if there is not a full line up.
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Practice
On the day of a Championship round, riders must have a practice session of at least 18
minutes.
MX1/MX2 – Timed Qualifying – No riders should be stationary/waiting on the track
during the session
The 54 Championship riders (MX1/MX2) will have a timed qualification session, the first
10 minutes of this session is free timing (times do not count for qualifying), a 20 minute
timed period will follow to determine the qualifying positions for rest of the day. A 2
minute start straight practice will follow after the completion of qualifying. The top 36
qualify for the Championship Race on the day, the remaining go into the non-qualifiers
race, riders 37 to 54 will be eligible to go into a Championship Race if one of the 36
qualified riders fails to turn up, order of riders going in will be determined by their
qualifying position. The position that a rider has qualified will determine their pick of the
gate for the rest of the day.
2 Stroke/Vets – Timed Qualifying - No riders should be stationary/waiting on the track
during the session.
Where timed qualifying is run, the first 8 minutes of the session is free timing, a 10
minute timed session will follow to determine the qualifying positions for the rest of the
day.
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Points Scoring System
At all Championship events and Area Qualifying events, points will be awarded down to
36th place, with 60 points to the winner.
Pos
1
2
Points
60
54
Pos
9
10
Points
37
35
Pos
17
18
Points
24
23
Pos
25
26
Points
16
15
Pos
33
34
Points
8
7
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3
4
5
6
7
8
50
47
45
43
41
39
11
12
13
14
15
16
33
31
29
27
26
25
19
20
21
22
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24
22
21
20
19
18
17
27
28
29
30
31
32
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13
12
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36
NQ(1)
NQ(2)
NQ(3)
NQ(4)
6
5
4
3
2
1
Classified Finishers, to be eligible to score points riders will have to cross the chequered
flag within 75% of the leaders laps.
If a meeting is declared wet (by the Championship team) then to be classified as a
finisher the rider must cross the chequered flag within 33% of the leaders laps.
At the AMCA MX1/MX2 Championship the non-qualifiers will also be eligible for points in
their respective class. The first four MX1 and MX2 machines in the non-qualifiers race
will score Championship points as above.
NOTE!! Any rider proven to be responsible for any minor racing incidents will be
subject to a 10 second timing penalty in that race.
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Number of Championship Rounds
All races are to count and a minimum of 6 rounds (excluding Superclass) with 3 races per
class. No more than 3 races to count to be held on any one day, unless sanctioned in
advance.
A Championship will be valid if at least 50% of the races scheduled have been held and
completed.
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Ties
In the event of a tie, the Championship winner will be the rider with the most race
wins. If the riders are still tied, then the winner will be the rider with the most second
places and so on until a winner is found. This system will apply to any qualifying series of
events.
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Mechanics Work Area
One mechanic per rider is allowed entrance to the Work Area, they must have some
form of identification (wristband etc)
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2-Stroke/Vets
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Vets - Minimum age limit is 40 years old, a class of over 50’s will be included if there is
sufficient demand, riders must register with the AMCA Office.
Current or AMCA Championship riders or other organisations MX2 or MX1
Championship riders are NOT allowed to compete in the Vets series.
2 Stroke – A 125cc class will be included if there is sufficient demand.
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Sidecar Championships
Qualifying rounds for the AMCA Sidecar Championships will be held if necessary. The top
10 from the previous Championship are automatic qualifiers but all riders must apply by
March 1st and cannot surrender their licences until October 31st. One Day Licences can
compete in AMCA Sidecar Championship event, they will be eligible for points on the day
but their points will not count towards the Championship
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Sidecar Passengers
An inexperienced passenger must have competed in at least six other AMCA Sidecar
events before he/she can compete at a Championship event. This is to stop passengers
who have not been a passenger before from competing in a sidecar at a Championship
round. All passengers at a Championship round must be registered with the AMCA.
QUALIFYING EVENTS
ALL CLASSES INCLUDING SIDECARS
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Practice
Clubs must allow qualifiers at least one practice session of at least 10 minutes. This need
not include the use of a start gate.
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Racing
Racing programmes shall be arranged to allow Qualifying races to be 18 minutes plus 1
lap. This may be reduced to 15 minutes plus 1 lap if:a) The number of riders in the race is less than 15;
b) Race times of other races in the programme have to be reduced to complete the
planned number of races.
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Point Scoring System and Ties
As per the Championship Rule.
TEAM RACES - FINALS
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Qualifying Events
Clubs and Groups are recommended to abide by these rules for any qualifying team
events.
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Inter Group - Qualification
Riders must have held an AMCA Licence with a Club in the Group for at least 6
months. In the case of the event being postponed until the following year then they must
have held a Licence for 6 months of the previous year. Licences should have been applied
for before 1st July.
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Inter Club - Qualification
The same rules apply as for the Inter Group above, but instead of 6 months, a rider
should have held a licence with a Club for a minimum of 3 months.
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Point Scoring System
In each race the winner will gain 1 point, 2nd - 2 points and so on down. Any rider
failing to complete a full lap will be debited with 50 points. Riders do not have to
complete the full race to gain points. All races count, with the team with the lowest
points winning.
In the event of a tie, the team with the most race winners will be the winning team.
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Teams
All teams and reserves must be nominated at least 48 hours before the day of the
event. No changes will be allowed on the day except nominated reserves who may be
brought into the teams.
INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
RUN UNDER IMBA RULES AND REGULATIONS
Selection of Riders for International Championship Events
AMCA Shirts - will be provided, these shirts must be returned to the AMCA Team
Manager after use.
a) Team selection
MX1 & MX2 - 1st - 5 riders from previous year have preference, after 3rd IMBA
round, selection will be on current form.
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If a direct switch in IMBA classes can be arranged, not automatic, only applies to top
6 places.
Sidecars - Team to be selected on positions of previous years AMCA Championship,
after 3 rounds based on current form.
Passengers - Sidecars will only be selected providing the driver has the same
passenger from the previous season or a suitably qualified deputy.
b) If a rider is injured and cannot compete he/she will be replaced only whilst he/she is
injured. Once a rider is fit again, he/she regains his/her place.
c) Any rider selected for an International (Minimum age is 16) may opt out of
competing in the IMBA Championships providing they give 6 weeks notice
before the first round. Riders who drop out of Internationals may not be able to
compete in AMCA events on the same day as the Internationals are held. The rider
may also be liable to a fine as the Association will be fined if a full team of riders are
not present at all Championship Internationals.
d) All riders competing abroad must have been registered with the AMCA for at least 6
months. All riders and passengers selected to ride should be good ambassadors for
the AMCA and the sport generally and will be held responsible for anyone who
travels with them to International events.
e) For IMBA Championship events abroad, the AMCA will contribute towards the
travelling costs of the riders. (Top 4 solos only). Additional team riders may ride but
will not receive any expenses.
f) Note - Colours of number plates to be Yellow Plates with Black Numbers. All riders
must carry an AMCA Licence at each event.
g) Any rider wishing to compete in any IMBA events (non Championship) must apply in
writing to the AMCA Office 28 days prior to the date of the event so the necessary
permission can be obtained.
AMCA - IMBA INTERNATIONALS
Notes on the Organisation of the International Moto Cross Championship events run by
AMCA Clubs
Since the AMCA joined the IMBA (International Motor Bike Association) in 1966 the
Championship rounds held in GB have been organised by AMCA Clubs with support from
the AMCA.
3 methods of the financial arrangements open to clubs are as follows:
1) The organising club pays all the expenses including the prize money and retains all
the income for the event.
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2)
3)
A joint arrangement between the Organising club and the AMCA. The AMCA will
underwrite any loss the event makes providing all the expenses have been agreed
14 days prior to the event in writing. Both parties will then share any profit 50/50.
All income including any Sponsorship payments, catering commission and raffle
profits will all be included. Normal entry fee returns will be included.
As above (B), but the prize money will not be included and will be paid separately by
the AMCA. (All riders receive part of the prize money and totals around £2000 per
meeting).
Notes to the above arrangements.
1) Admission charges and riders entry fees to be agreed in advance, entry fees
2) AMCA will provide Crowd Barriers for the main spectator areas FOC. Extra
Public Address equipment and the National Anthems FOC.
3) Drinking water is essential and Flush Toilets with regular servicing.
can be increased. International riders do not pay an entry fee.31
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