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Motocross
Standing Regulations
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SECTION 1 MEETINGS
1.1Definitions132
1.2
Categories of Meetings132
1.2.1International132
1.2.2
European Open132
1.2.3National132
1.2.4Open133
1.2.5Restricted133
1.3Supercross133
1.4Beachcross133
1.5Minibike133
1.6
Eligibility of Foreign Riders in National, Open and Restricted Meetings133
1.7
Practice Meetings and Test Days133
1.8
Conditions for Motocross Meetings134
SECTION 2 ELIGIBILITY
2.1Licences134
2.2
Capacity and Licence Restrictions135
2.3Youth136
2.4Adult137
2.5
Physical Eligibility/Proficiency Assessment137
SECTION 3 CLASS VARIATIONS
3.1
Automatic Class137
3.2
65cc Junior Class137
3.3
85cc Small Wheel and 85cc Big Wheel Classes137
3.4
Youth 125cc137
3.5
Open Class (Youth)137
3.6MX2137
3.7MX1138
3.8
Open (Adult)138
3.9
Formula Classes138
3.10
50cc/100cc Quad Class138
3.11
150cc/250cc Quad Class138
SECTION 4 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS (OFFICIALS)
4.1
Licensed Officials138
4.1.1
Clerk of the Course/Race Director138
4.1.2Steward/Referee139
4.1.3
Chief Technical Officer139
4.1.4Measurer139
4.1.5Timekeepers139
4.2
Unlicensed Officials139
4.2.1
Incident Officer140
4.2.2
Secretary of the Meeting140
4.2.3
Club Stewards140
4.2.4Marshal140
4.2.5
Medical Officer140
SECTION 5 SPECIFICATION OF MOTORCYCLE
5.1Brakes140
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5.2Tyres140
5.3Mudguards140
5.4
Clutch and Brake Levers140
5.5
Footrests and Handlebars141
5.6Lamps141
5.7Throttle141
5.8
Exhaust Pipes141
5.9
Running of Engines141
5.10Fuel141
5.11
Ignition Cut-Out141
5.12
Chain Guards141
5.13Construction142
5.14Wheels142
5.15Engines142
5.16
Electric Mototorcycles142
5.17Miscellaneous144
SECTION 6 NUMBER PLATES
6.10
Number Plate Diagram146
SECTION 7 TECHNICAL CONTROL
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SECTION 8 SAFETY
8.1
Medical Services148
8.2Clothing149
8.2.1
Motocross, Supercross and Beachcross150
8.2.2Minibike150
8.3
Track Safety150
8.4
Fire Extinguishers150
8.5
Riding in the Paddock150
8.6
Track Access151
8.7
Flag Signals151
SECTION 9 RACE MANAGEMENT
9.1Entries151
9.2Practice151
9.3
Start Positions152
9.4
Electronic Timekeeping152
9.5Races152
9.6
Method of Starting152
9.7
Starter’s Orders152
9.8
False Starts152
9.9
Stopping a Race153
9.10
Finish of Race153
9.11
Race Results154
9.12
Change of Machine154
9.13
Change of Sidecar Passenger154
9.14
Outside Assistance154
9.15
Foul, Unfair or Dangerous Riding154
9.16
Course Conduct154
9.17Awards154
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SECTION 10 GENERAL
10.1
Instructions to Riders155
10.2Conduct155
10.3
Parental Responsibility155
10.4Declaration155
10.5
Compliance with Regulations155
10.6
Dogs at Off Road Motorcycle Events155
SECTION 11 BEACHCROSS
11.1
Specification of Motorcycle155
11.2
LPG Fuel/Diesel155
11.3Circuit155
11.4
Starter’s Orders156
11.5
Finish of a Race156
11.6
Duration of a Race156
11.7
Interruption of a Race156
11.8Disqualifications156
SECTION 12 CROSS COUNTRY QUADS STANDING REGULATIONS
12.1Meetings156
12.2Eligibility156
12.3
Class Variations157
12.4
Licences and Registrations (Officials)157
12.5
Specification Of A Motorcycle157
12.6
Number Plates157
12.7
Technical Control158
12.8Safety158
12.9
Race Management158
12.10General160
SECTION 13 GRADING
13.1
ACU Motocross Riders Expert Grading Scheme (Adult)161
SECTION 14 MOTOCROSS MOTORCYCLE
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The National Sporting Code of the ACU and the Standing Regulations together with the
Supplementary Regulations and any Final Instructions shall apply to all Motocross Events held
under an ACU Permit.
SECTION 1 MEETINGS
1.1DEFINITIONS
•
FIM – Fédération Internationale de Motorcyclisme – The international governing body of
motorcycle sport
•
FIME – Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Europe – European governing body for
motorcycle sport
•
FMN – Federation Motorcycliste Nationale – FIM affiliated National federations
•
ACU – Auto Cycle Union – The FMN of the FIM for the British Isles excluding Northern Ireland
•
SACU – Scottish Auto Cycle Union
•
MCUI – Motor Cycle Union of Ireland – The FMN of the FIM for Ireland
•
IMN – International Meeting Number issued by the FIM
1.2
•
•
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CATEGORIES OF MEETINGS
Restricted Meetings
Open Meetings
National Meetings
European Open Meetings
International Meetings
1.2.1INTERNATIONAL
1.
The Permit shall be issued by ACU Headquarters for a meeting inscribed on the International
Calendar of the FIM and having an FIM International Meeting Number (IMN).
2.
An International meeting is open to Entrants and Riders of more than one nation who must
hold an International Licence or a National licence issued by the ACU, the SACU or their FMN
valid for the particular meeting concerned.
3.
All riders not holding a licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and
a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.
Note: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.
1.2.2 EUROPEAN OPEN
1.
The permit shall be issued by ACU Headquarters for a meeting inscribed on the Calendar of
the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Europe (FIME) and having a European Meeting
Number (EMN).
2.
A European Open meeting is open to Entrants and Riders of more than one European nation
who must hold the appropriate Competition Licence valid for the particular meeting concerned.
3.
All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and
a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.
Note: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.
1.2.3NATIONAL
1.
The Permit shall be issued by ACU Headquarters.
2.
A National meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who are the holders of an ACU Motocross
or International Motocross Licence issued by the ACU, SACU or any FMN valid for the
particular meeting concerned.
3.
All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and
a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.
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Note: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.
1.2.4OPEN
1.
The Permits for events run under basic insurance are issued by ACU Headquarters.
2.
The Permits for events run under Premier insurance are issued by the Centre to which the club
is affiliated.
3.
An Open meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who are the holders of a Licence issued by the
ACU, SACU or any FMN valid for the meeting concerned.
4.
All riders not holding a Licence issued by the ACU or SACU must carry proof of Insurance and
a written Start Permission document issued by their FMN.
Note: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.
1.2.5RESTRICTED
1.
The Permits for events run under basic insurance are issued by ACU Headquarters.
2.
The Permits for events run under Premier insurance are issued by the Centre to which the club
is affiliated.
3.
A Restricted meeting is open to Entrants and Riders who are the holders of a current Licence
issued by the ACU, SACU or any FMN valid for the meeting concerned.
4.
The Supplementary Regulations issued for the event must specify all restrictions and
requirements of eligibility.
Note: This includes all riders holding a licence issued by the MCUI.
1.3SUPERCROSS
1.
Arena/Supercross is defined as a motorcycle event conducted in a stadium type facility, open or
fully closed, using Motocross motorcycles.
2.
The permits for Supercross events are issued by ACU Headquarters.
3.
Supercross events may be run under any of the above categories.
1.4BEACHCROSS
1.
The permits for Beachcross are issued by ACU Headquarters.
2.
Beachcross events may be run under any of the above categories.
1.5MINIBIKE
1.
The permits for Minibike events are issued by ACU Headquarters.
2.
Minibike events may be run under any of the above categories.
1.6 ELIGIBILITY OF FOREIGN RIDERS IN NATIONAL, OPEN AND RESTRICTED MEETINGS
1.
The Supplementary Regulations issued for the event must specify the licence qualification and
eligibility requirements of foreign riders.
2.
All riders must have a current Licence and Start Permission from their own Federation valid
for the event.
3.
Foreign competitors from FIME member countries who are not in possession of a start
permission of their home FMN or evidence of FIM standard insurance cover pay the insurance
premium of £95.00. The sum comprises £15.00 in lieu of an one event licence and £80.00 for
repatriation cover.
4.
Repatriation insurance is restricted to competitors from member countries of the FIME.
5.
Riders outside of the countries of the FIME will need to be quoted separately from ACU House.
1.7 PRACTICE MEETINGS AND TEST DAYS
1.
Permits for Practice Meetings and Test Days may be issued on application to ACU
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Headquarters. (Please request a copy of the Practice Permit Guidelines from the ACU Head
Office when applying for this type of permit)
No such event may be held unless the appropriate Permit and Insurance has been issued.
1.8
1.
2.
3.
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The organiser must be affiliated or approved by the ACU.
The venue must hold a current Track Certificate issued by the ACU.
The permit issuing authority must approve the Supplementary Regulations for the event and
issue an ACU Permit prior to publication and circulation. Applications should be made a least
six weeks prior to the meeting date.
The race office must remain operative with all equipment in place until the end of the period
provided for the lodging of a protest or appeal, and all officials and marshals must remain at the
circuit and available to the Clerk of the Course and the Stewards during that period.
SECTION 2 ELIGIBILITY
2.1LICENCES
1.
For National competitions, entrants, riders and passengers must hold a current competition
licence for International or National events issued by the Auto Cycle Union, Scottish Auto
Cycle Union or any FMN.
2.
For all competitions of below National status, a current competition licence is required.
3.
Day Licences. A One Event Competition Licence grants the same benefits of an annual licence
for the duration of one event only and is available for Motocross, Supercross, Beachcross or
Minibike events up to and including National status.
4.
Riders in possession of a Motocross Dual (youth open/adult MX) licence may compete in either
Youth or Adult motocross events. Riders must choose the class at the time of entry as it is not
permitted to compete on both Youth and adults races at one meeting. (This is not applicable to
Supercross).
5.
Details of eligibility will be found in the Supplementary Regulations of the event.
6.
Youth only: All new applications must be accompanied by a photocopy of the rider’s birth
certificate.
Youth Solo
Age on 1 Jan
6–7 years
6–8 years
7–10 years
9–12 years
11–15 years
13–17 years
14–17 years
Grade
Engine Capacity
Maximum Wheel Size/
Specification
Automatic
Minimum 49cc 2 or 4 stroke. Maximum
12 inch rear, 15 inch
50cc 2 or 4 stroke single speed automatic, front
no manual clutch
65cc Junior
Minimum 60cc 2 stroke or 85cc 4 stroke. 12 inch rear, 14 inch
Maximum 65cc 2 stroke or 110cc 4 stroke front
85cc Small Wheel, Minimum 70cc 2 stroke or 125cc 4 stroke. 14 inch rear, 17 inch
Intermediate
Manual clutch, maximum 85cc 2 stroke or front
150cc 4 stroke
85cc Big Wheel,
Minimum 70cc 2 stroke or 125cc 4 stroke. 16 inch rear, 19 inch
Senior
Manual clutch, maximum 85cc 2 stroke or front
150cc 4 stroke
125cc
Minimum 120cc 2 stroke maximum 125cc 19 inch rear, 21 inch
2 stroke, manual clutch
front
Open (Youth)
Minimum 120cc 2 stroke or 175cc 4
19 inch rear, 21 inch
stroke. Maximum 150cc 2 stroke or 250cc front
4 stroke. Manual clutch.
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Youth Solo Riders may continue in the youth open class until the end of the year in which their
18th birthday falls.
2.2 CAPACITY AND LICENCE RESTRICTIONS
Adult Solo
Age on 1 Jan
15 years
Sidecar
Age on 1 Jan
15 years
15 years
Engine Capacity
Minimum 120cc up to maximum 650cc 2 stroke
Minimum 175cc up to maximum 650cc 4 stroke
Electric powered machines with an output of up to 16kw (22hp) measured at the rear
wheel
Grade
Driver
Passenger
Adult Quad
15 years
15 years
Up to 550cc max 2 cylinders 2 stroke
Up to 800cc 4 stroke max 1 cylinder
Youth Quad
Max cc
Age
50cc (Y1)
7–9 Yrs
100cc Auto
(Y2)
8–13 Yrs
100cc Open 9–13 yrs
(Y2)
150cc Open 11–16 Yrs
2–150 (Y3)
250cc Air
Cooled (Y3)
Specification
Over 350cc and up to 1000cc 4 stroke and up to 750cc 2 stroke
11–16 Yrs
250cc Open 14–17 Yrs
(Y4)
Type
Automatic Quad
Auto, 100cc
Production Quads
built by the
manufacturer
Open Geared
Class Max 100cc
2 Stroke/150cc 4
Stroke
Open Geared Class
Max 100cc 2 Stroke
Air Cooled/150cc
4 Stroke Water
Cooled
Air Cooled
Production Quads
Specification
Performance Modifications are allowed up to a
maximum of 50cc. Engine must not exceed 50cc at
time of Manufacture.
Engine must not have exceeded 100cc 2 Stroke
Auto/150cc 4 Stroke Auto
Engine must not have exceeded 100cc
2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke.
Engine must not exceed 100cc 2 Stroke/150cc
4 Stroke. 150cc Open 2 Class compete in the 250cc
Race Group
Performance Modifications are allowed to the
Engine & chassis up to a maximum of 200cc
2 Stroke/250cc 4 Stroke. Frame & Engine must be
by the original Manufacturer. Engine must not
exceed 200cc 2 Stroke/250cc 4 Stroke
Open Class (Hybrids Engine must not exceed 200cc 2 Stroke/250cc
allowed)
4 Stroke
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Adult Mini Bike
Age on 1 Jan
15 years
Grade
Pro 88cc
15 years
Stock 110cc
15 years
Pro 160cc
21 years
Open
Youth Mini Bike
Age on 1 Jan
6–8 years
Grade
Youth 50cc
9–14 years
Youth 140cc
Specification
Minibike open cradle frame, 4 stroke, horizontal engine upto
88cc, Semi Auto (no Manual Clutch) max wheel size 12" front 10"
rear. Axle to Axle measurement must not exceed 1150mm and
maximum height Floor/Seat 750mm
Minibike open cradle frame, 4 stroke, horizontal engine upto
112cc, Semi Auto (no Manual Clutch) 20mm Carburettor, 2
valve only, Aframe Rear Swing Arm (none Mx Type) Telescopic
Conventional Fork (none Inverted) max wheel size 14" front 12"
rear. Axle to axle measurement must not exceed 1150mm and
maximum height Floor/Seat 750mm
Minibike open cradle frame, 4 stroke, horizontal engine
upto 160cc max wheel size 14" front 12" rear. Axle to axle
measurement must not exceed 1210mm and maximum height
Floor/Seat 840mm
Minibike open cradle frame, 4 stroke, horizontal engine
upto 212cccc max wheel size 14" front 12" rear. Axle to axle
measurement must not exceed 1210mm and maximum height
Floor/Seat 840mm
Specification
Any 50cc off road bike 2 stroke or 4 stroke, horizontal or vertical
engine, max wheel size 14" front 12" rear.
Minibike open cradle frame, 4 stroke, horizontal engine upto
140cc max wheel size 14" front and 12" rear. Axle to Axle
measurement must not exceed 1210mm and maximum height
Floor/Seat 840mm
After reaching 15 years of age riders can apply for an adult solo Motocross licence and still retain a
youth open licence until the end of the year in which their 18th birthday falls.
After reaching 15 years of age riders can apply for an adult quad Motocross licence and still retain a
250 youth licence until the end of the year in which their 18th birthday falls. (See 2.2 Capacity and
Licence Restrictions).
2.3YOUTH
1.
Within the above limits youth riders will compete during the 2017 season in classes determined
by date of birth. Riders may ride in a lower class for experience on a non-award basis.
2.
No rider may compete before his/her sixth birthday.
3.
When a rider reaches the maximum age limit for his/her group, he/she may continue to
compete in that group until the end of the calendar year.
4.
On reaching the minimum age for the next group, the rider may upgrade. Please note that any
rider who chooses to upgrade cannot then move back to the lower capacity class once they
have competed at the higher level. (With the exception of competing in the British MXY2 or
Supercross Championships).
5.
Any rider upgrading before the required minimum age is reached will be subject to disciplinary
action unless officially upgraded by the Motocross Department.
6.
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reach the age requirement to be arranged by the rider following application to the ACU
Motocross Department.
The parent or legal guardian must accompany a youth competitor under the age of 18 to any
meeting and stay for the entire duration of the time that the rider is present.
Riders in possession of a Motocross Dual (youth open/adult MX) licence may compete in
either youth or adult motocross events. Riders in possession of an ATV/Quad Dual (youth
250cc Adult Quad) licence may compete in either youth or adult motocross events. Riders must
choose the class at the time of entry as it is not permitted to compete on both Youth and adults
races at one meeting. (This is not applicable to Supercross)
2.4ADULT
1.
The parent or legal guardian must accompany a youth competitor under the age of 18 to any
meeting and stay for the entire duration of the time that the rider is present.
2.
No rider will be permitted to compete in the adult classes until they reach the minimum
required age and hold the correct licence.
2.5 PHYSICAL ELIGIBILITY/PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT
All youth riders should be able to sit astride their machines and with one foot firmly on the ground
must be able to control the gear lever or the foot brake with the other foot.
SECTION 3 CLASS VARIATIONS
3.1 AUTOMATIC CLASS
1.
Clubs may run the Auto and Junior classes together. Electric machines with a maximum output
of 8kw are only allowed in the auto class
2.
Where there is direct conflict between large and small machines, clubs at their discretion may
separate them into two classes.
3.
Parents are permitted to hold the rear of the machine immediately prior to the start of the race,
they must be signed on and wearing an appropriate identification bib or sash to assist their
rider before going on to the course.
3.2 65CC JUNIOR CLASS
Clubs may run the Junior 65cc and Auto classes together. Electric machines with a maximum output
of 10kw are only allowed in the 65cc junior class.
3.3 85CC SMALL WHEEL AND 85CC BIG WHEEL CLASSES
Clubs may run 85cc Small Wheel and 85cc Big Wheel together.
3.4 YOUTH 125CC
Clubs may run the youth 125cc class and open class together. The 125cc class is not permitted to run
in a joint class with any other classes or adult competitors
3.5 OPEN CLASS (YOUTH)
The Open Class may run with the 125cc class but will not be permitted to run in a joint class with any
other class.
3.6MX2
120cc to 150cc twostroke or 175cc to 250cc fourstroke.
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3.7MX1
Over 175cc to 250cc twostroke or 251cc to 450cc fourstroke. Electric machines with a maximum
output of 16kw are only allowed in the MX2 class.
3.8 OPEN (ADULT)
All solo machines 120cc twostroke or 175cc fourstroke up to 650cc two or fourstroke.
3.9 FORMULA CLASSES
For older machines can also be catered for at events i.e. pre-65, pre-75, twinshock, Evo (up to and
including 1989) Super Evo (1990–1996).
3.10 50CC/100CC QUAD CLASS
50cc Quad class may be run with the 100cc Quad Classes but will not be permitted to run in a joint
class with any other class. (Y1 & Y2)
3.11 150CC/250CC QUAD CLASS
150cc Quad class may be run with 250cc Quad Classes but will not be permitted to run in a joint class
with any other class. (Y3 & Y4)
SECTION 4 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS (OFFICIALS)
Motocross Race Officials are required to hold an ACU Licence of the appropriate grade for the
performance of their duties. The minimum age for motocross licensed officials is 18 years. Licences
for officials will be issued free of charge.
4.1 LICENSED OFFICIALS
Motocross, Supercross, Beachcross and Minibike Officials who require a Licence.
See Note Below
Clerk of the Course
Race Director
Steward/Referee
Chief Technical Officer
Sound Inspector
Measurer
Timekeeper
1
National Only
2
3
4
5
Licence Required Attendance at Seminar/
Training Session
YES
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
YES
3 YEARS Every Third year maximum
YES
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
YES
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
YES
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
YES
3 YEARS Every Third Year maximum
YES
By Assessment
Clubs and Centres shall only nominate candidates whose aptitude and integrity for the position they
can fully justify. Official ACU approval and the issue of a Licence is only after the candidates have
proved to be competent according to the special requirements for each discipline. The respective
Committees and Panels organise seminars that are compulsory for certain officials. A Licence,
obtained following the successful completion of a seminar, is valid for 3 years.
4.1.1 CLERK OF THE COURSE/RACE DIRECTOR
1.
DEFINITION. Refer to the National Sporting Code.
2.
AGE LIMITS. There are no upper age limits for Motocross Clerks of the Course of all grades. A
Clerk of the Course must be physically able to reach all parts of the circuit to carry out his or
her duties.
3.
GRADES – Motocross/Supercross:
a) National. A Clerk of the Course who may officiate at any event held under an ACU permit.
May officiate as Deputy or Assistant to an FIM International Clerk of the Course.
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b) Regional. A Clerk of the Course who may officiate at any event held under an Open or
Restricted Permit.
4.
Upgrading. To upgrade from Regional to National an official must have the recommendation
of their club, centre or region or be recommended by the Motocross Committee.
4.1.2STEWARD/REFEREE
1.
DEFINITION. Refer to the National Sporting Code.
2.
GRADES
a) There are two grades of licence for a Steward at Motocross events, National or Regional.
b) There is one grade of licence for a Referee at Supercross events, National.
3.
AGE LIMITS. There is no upper age limit for Stewards/Referees at Motocross events. A Steward/
Referee must be capable of inspecting the entire circuit without assistance prior to the event
starting. (A Steward could use an ATV for this purpose in Motocross).
4.1.3 CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER
1.
The Chief Technical Officer will be licensed by the Technical Panel to be in charge of the
technical control at an event. The Technical Panel may restrict the disciplines of licence
holders.
2.
A regional Technical Officer will be trained in a centre or region but will be registered through
the ACU at Rugby and may take charge of a meeting of below National status.
4.1.4MEASURER
The licence is issued by the Technical Panel and may be restricted by discipline.
4.1.5TIMEKEEPERS
Timekeepers will be required to renew and pay for their licence annually.
4.2 UNLICENSED OFFICIALS
Motocross, Supercross, Beachcross and Minibike Officials who do not require a Licence.
Officials
Notes
Incident Officer
1
Secretary of the Meeting 2
Technical Official
Club Stewards
Chief Marshal
Marshal
Medical Officer
1.
2.
3.
4.
3
4
5
Attendance at Seminar/Training Session
None required
Will receive training at events receive instruction from the Clerk of
the Course
Will receive training via a Chief Technical Officer at meetings.
May attend Regional or ACU HQ Seminars for information purposes
May receive training at ACU HQ or Regional Training Days
May receive training at Regional Training Days and at meetings via
the Chief Marshal.
None required
All other Technical Officials, Race Day Officials (e.g. Secretary of the Meeting, Incident Officer,
Club Stewards) and Marshals may be registered, free of any charge. All such Officials may or
may not be required to attend a Seminar. Registration will be renewed annually. Registered
Officials and Marshals will receive an appropriate form of identification from the ACU.
All assistant officials whose function is to be carried out at the immediate trackside must be at
least 16 years of age.
All assistant officials who are under 18 years of age must have obtained parental agreement
to carry out the duty and the signing on signature must be countersigned by someone who is
responsible for the official at the event.
When using the services of minors (persons under 18 years of age) for any official duties at any
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event special attention must be given to any risks which may be associated with the duty, and to
the previous experience of the official.
4.2.1 INCIDENT OFFICER
1.
Will collate all information and documentation, and prepare reports relating to serious
accidents and to all incidents involving Officials or Spectators.
2.
A Deputy Clerk of the Course may undertake these duties. An Incident Officer may be
nominated to attend a Clerk of the Course Seminar as part of their training.
4.2.2 SECRETARY OF THE MEETING
Will be responsible for all administration connected with the organisation of a meeting.
4.2.3 CLUB STEWARDS
Will together with the Chief Steward form the judicial authority over the running of the meeting.
4.2.4MARSHAL
1.
All Assistant Officials or Marshals whose function is to be carried out immediate trackside
must be at least 16 years of age with the exception of Marshals who are in membership of a
recognized military corps who must be at least 14 years of age. All Marshals who are under 18
years of age must have obtained parental agreement to carry out the duty and the signing on
signature must be countersigned by someone who is responsible for the official at the event.
2.
Flag Marshals must be provided with a tabard/waistcoat clearly identifiable.
4.2.5 MEDICAL OFFICER
See medical section of ACU Handbook.
SECTION 5 SPECIFICATION OF MOTORCYCLE
(CATEGORY 1) All Motorcycles in group A1 (Solo), B1 (Sidecar) and G (Quad) shall comply with
the National Sporting Code Appendix D and the following:
5.1BRAKES
1.
Motorcycles must be equipped with one efficient brake operating on each wheel and be
operated independently from the driving position.
2.
For B1 (Sidecar) motorcycles brakes are not required on the sidecar wheel.
3.
For group G (Quad) motorcycles brakes must be capable of operating, as a minimum, to both
rear wheels.
5.2TYRES
1.
There is no restriction as to the tyres that may be used other than as may be laid down in the
Supplementary Regulations but chains and other non-skid devices will not be permitted.
2.
Scoop or paddle (continuous radial rib) tyres and/or tyres with lugs having a height of more
than 9.5mm are forbidden.
5.3MUDGUARDS
Category A (Solo) and B (Sidecar) motorcycles must be fitted with two mudguards giving protection
to the driver. The rear mudguard must cover 35 degrees of the upper rear wheel.
5.4 CLUTCH AND BRAKE LEVERS
1.
Clutch and brake levers must be, in principal, ball ended, the diameter of the ball to be at least
12.5mm.
2.
This ball can also be flattened but in any case the edges must be rounded.
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These ball ends must be permanently fixed to form an integral part of the lever.
5.5 FOOTRESTS AND HANDLEBARS
The ends of the footrests must be rounded with a radius of not less than 8mm. The ends of the
handlebars on all motorcycles shall be rounded or otherwise protected. Handlebars must be equipped
with a protection pad on the cross bar. The handlebars without cross member must be equipped with
a protection pad located in the middle of the handlebars, covering widely the handlebars clamps. For
group G (Quad) motorcycles nerf bars must be fitted.
5.6LAMPS
1.
For motorcycles group A1 (Solo) and B1 (Sidecar) lamps, registration plates and licence holders
must be removed.
2.
For motorcycles group G (Quad) direction indicators and mirrors must be removed. Other
glass or plastic lenses must be taped, padded with foam rubber, or equivalent, at least 25mm
thick and taped again.
5.7THROTTLE
All machines must be fitted with self-closing throttles.
5.8 EXHAUST PIPES
1.
The end of the exhaust pipe or pipes must not project beyond any part of the vehicle or its
bodywork.
2.
Exhaust gasses must not be discharged so as to raise dust or foul the tyres or brakes or
inconvenience a following driver.
3.
A provision for the discharge of waste or surplus oil must be made so that it is collected and not
spilt onto the circuit.
4.
Breathers can be routed into air boxes or collector tanks.
5.9 RUNNING OF ENGINES
1.
The running of engines is prohibited except during official practice, actual racing, sound testing
and for a period not exceeding five minutes prior to the start of each race.
2.
A breach of this regulation may involve disqualification from the meeting of the rider of the
motorcycle concerned.
5.10FUEL
For Fuel specifications please refer to Fuel Regulations section of the ACU Handbook.
5.11 IGNITION CUT-OUT
1.
Motorcycles in group A1 (Solo) used in Motocross will be fitted with an engine cut-out button.
2.
Motorcycles used in group B1 (Sidecar) will be fitted with an engine cut out button that must
be operated by a non elastic string or cord (coil telephone wire is not permitted). The cord
should be a maximum of 500mm. Any part of the cut-out that remains live when disconnected
must be shrouded in order to prevent accidental contact with any part of the motorcycle.
3.
Motorcycles in group G (Quad) will be fitted with an engine cut out button that must be operated
by a non elastic string or cord. Any part of the cut-out that remains live when disconnected must
be shrouded in order to prevent accidental contact with any part of the motorcycle.
5.12 CHAIN GUARDS
1.
For motorcycles group A1 (Solo) and B1 (Sidecar) the manufacturer’s original guards or parts
of similar design must remain in place. However machines pre 2000 may be exempt from this
rule. See national Sporting Code.
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For group G (Quad) motorcycles an adequate guard must be fitted to prevent any accidental
contact with the primary chain or any part of the run not in contact with the sprocket. See
National Sporting Code.
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5.13CONSTRUCTION
The use of titanium alloy nuts and bolts is allowed. But a dimension increase may be necessary when
non-ferrous fasteners replace ferrous fasteners.
5.14WHEELS
1.
For all groups wheels with six or less spokes must be guarded.
2.
For motorcycles group B1 (Sidecar)
a. The three wheels shall each be of at least 400mm (16") in diameter measured over the outside
of the tyre.
b. The wheel track, or lateral distance between tracks, shall be no more than 1150mm.
3.
For motorcycles group G (Quad) the measurement from the front wheel to its following rear
wheel must be equal.
4.
Titanium Spindles are not allowed.
5.15ENGINES
For motorcycles group G (Quad)
1.
The engine must drive either or both rear wheels and must drive both rear wheels when
competing against quads.
2.
The engine must be behind the front wheel(s) and central in front of a line between the rear
wheel centres.
5.16 ELECTRIC MOTOTORCYCLES
1.
The technical concept is reserved for motorcycles propelled by non-thermal energies with zero
toxic/noxious emissions and by the action of one wheel in contact with the ground.
Amendments to these technical regulations may be made at any time in order to ensure fair
competitions.
2.
Two and/or three wheeled electric propelled machines, powered solely by stored electricity
(battery/accumulator). The number of electric motors is limited to two.
3.
Automatic class – An electric motor with a maximum output of up to 8 kw measured at the
back wheel
65cc Class – An electric motor with a maximum output of up to 12 kw measured at the back
wheel
MX2 Class – An electric motor with a maximum output of up to 16 kw measured at the back
wheel
4.
The charging system must be separate from the machine and comply with all electrical safety
requirements including thermal overload trip, fusing and be equipped with an earth leakage
protection breaker.
5.
The Technical Steward shall check both the machine and the rider for compliance with the
technical specifications, as well as the employment of good engineering construction practice,
and the presence of adequate electrical insulation and weatherproofing.
6.
All motorcycles must comply in every respect with all the requirements for racing as specified
in the ACU General Technical Specifications, unless otherwise specified below.
Chain/Belt Guards
Chain/Belt Guards must be fitted to prevent any accidental contact with the primary chain/belt
as a safety measure. The chain/belt guard must be fitted to protect the front and rear sprockets
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Number Plates and Colours
See SR 6.9.
Colours: Green background – yellow numbers.
Machine Weight
Automatic Class Minimum weight: 30kg. The maximum weight limit shall not exceed 40kg.
65cc Class Minimum weight: 50kg. The maximum weight limit shall not exceed 60kg.
MX2 Class Minimum weight: 75kg. The maximum weight limit shall not exceed 120kg.
Accumulator (storage battery)
The accumulator is defined as any equipment used for the intermediate storage of electrical
energy supplied by the charging unit. Any on-board accumulator is considered as an integral
part of the vehicle’s accumulator.
The type, dimensions and weight of accumulator/s cannot be changed between official practices
and race.
All on-board electrical equipment, unless consisting of items originally powered by dry
batteries, small accumulators or their own solar cells, must receive its energy supply from the
vehicle’s official accumulators.
IMPORTANT: As a condition of entry, a Material Data Safety Sheet must be supplied with
the race entry for the machine, including all relevant details as to the accumulator chemistry,
human and environmental hazards, handling and specific fire risks and precautions.
Energy recovery
Recovering energy generated by the kinetic energy of the vehicle is permitted.
Use of outside energy sources
The use of any carbon based source of energy in any form whatsoever with the aim of
improving the performance of the vehicle is strictly prohibited. This includes the energy used to
drive the vehicle’s cooling system.
Inclination
It must be possible for a motorcycle, not being loaded, to be inclined to an angle of 40° from the
vertical, without any part of it other than the tyre coming into contact with the ground. In race
conditioned the motorcycle must be capable of affecting a standing start on an uphill slope with
a gradient of 18%.
IEC Publications (Guidelines)
If no specific rule exists in these Technical Rules, the relevant IEC Standard (International
Electro-technical Commission Standard) or Report has to be observed:
a) IEC 60529 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code).
b) IEC 60783 Wiring and connectors for the road vehicles. This report is applicable to cabling
and connectors used in battery electric road vehicles.
c) IEC 60784 Instruments for electric road vehicles. This report is applicable to the
instrumentation of electric road vehicles, excluding those items which are used as
instrumentation in vehicles with internal combustion engines.
d) IEC 60785 Rotating machines for electric road vehicles. This report is applicable to rotating
electrical machines [traction motors and auxiliary motors] of electric road vehicles including
hybrids, which are fed from the main traction batteries).
e) IEC60786 Controllers for electric road vehicles. This report is applicable to the equipment on
electric vehicles that control the rate of energy transfer between the traction battery or batteries
and the motor or motors).
Operating Voltage
The voltage is limited to 500 volts nominal between two points (ie. higher charging voltages are
permitted.
Propulsion system failure
The vehicle must be able to freewheel in the event that the propulsion system has stopped (i.e.
fuel/charge exhausted or system failure).
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General circuit breaker – ‘Emergency Stop’
Two emergency stop switches (circuit breakers/Kill switch) are required as a stop has to be
easily accessible both to the rider and to marshals.
When seated in a normal riding position, the rider must be capable of interrupting all electrical
transmission between the accumulators and the energy consumers by means of a spark-proof
general circuit breaker/kill switch situated in front of him. This breaker must be located in such
a way that it can be also operated from outside the vehicle.
This breaker must be clearly identified as such.
The use of a lanyard attached to the rider to operate this breaker/switch as an alternative to a
button is recommended.
The general circuit must also include a second general circuit breaker/kill switch which When
the motorcycle is in powered on state, there must be a clear visual indicator showing on the
rear of the machine. This must be a flashing red light mounted on the rear bodywork and be
visible from at least 10 meters away, from the side or rear. The light must flash between 1 and 2
times/second on a 50% duty cycle.
Power control
A ‘self-closing’ throttle (power control) must be applied.
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5.17MISCELLANEOUS
1.
For motorcycles group B1 (Sidecar) a passenger must be carried in addition to the driver.
2.
Provision for the riders seat must be forward of a line between the rear wheel centres and above
and/or behind the engine, to give the rider, when seated, full and safe control of the machine.
3.
For motorcycles group G (Quad) bumpers and nerf bars must have all corners with a radius of
a minimum of 12.5mm.
SECTION 6 NUMBER PLATES
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Number plates will be a minimum of three in number on all machines and it is the rider’s
responsibility to ensure that the numbers are clearly visible.
No metallic or reflective colours may be used in any circumstances.
Plates and numbers must comply with the following requirements.
a) They must be made of a rigid material and solidly constructed.
b) The front plate should measure a minimum of 285mm × 235mm in size with a minimum of
50mm radius rounded corners.
c) The plates must be flat or slightly curved (not more that 25mm (1") from the true plane) and
must not be otherwise bent or obscured in any way.
d) The front plate may be perforated but on no account may the numbers be perforated.
One plate must be carried facing forward and not more than 30 degrees from the vertical with
one on each side of the machine.
Side number plates must be positioned above a horizontal line drawn through the rear spindle
and behind a line drawn vertically at a minimum distance of 200mm behind the footrest. The
size will be as accepted by the FIM.
The minimum dimensions of the numbers should be: height 140mm (55/8"), width 80mm (35/8"),
width of stroke 25mm (1") and the space between any two figures 15mm (5/8").
The Clerk of the Course has the discretion to disqualify any rider not showing legible numbers
or discounting any appeal resulting from illegible numbers.
For motorcycles group G (Quad) a third number plate must be fitted with a minimum size
of 150mm × 150mm mounted behind the rider on the rear grab bar, and be in line with the
machine reading left to right on both sides. The mounting bracket must not be higher than
150mm. Height of the number 100mm. Width of the number 80mm. Width of stroke 25mm.
Space between two numbers 15mm.
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The colours shall be as follows: The figures and background must be in a ‘matt’ (non-shiny)
colour.
Front & Side Plates
Adult
100cc to 145cc 2 stroke/125cc – 250cc 4 stroke
146cc – 650cc 2 Stroke/251cc – 650cc 4 stroke
Electric
Sidecars
Quads
Youth – Solo
Automatic – 65cc Junior
85cc Small Wheel (Intermediate)
85cc Big Wheel (Senior)
125cc
Open
Youth – Quads
50cc (Y1)
100cc Auto (Y2)
100cc Open (Y2)
150cc Open 2–150 (Y3)
250cc Air Cooled (Y3)
250cc Open (Y4)
Minibike Adult
Pro 88
Stock 110
Pro 160
Open
Mini Bike Youth
50cc
140cc
Background Colour
Number Colour
Black
White
Green
Yellow
White
White
Black
Yellow
Black
Black
Black
Red
Green
Blue
Black
White
White
White
White
White
White
Blue
Red
White
Blue
Red
Black
White
White
Black
White
White
White
Blue
Green
TBA
Black
White
Black
TBA
Black
White
White
Black
Any other number plate or any marking on the motorcycle that might be confused with a number
plate must be removed before the rider is allowed to start.
The only exception to the number plate regulations will be where special conditions apply to a
National, Centre or Club Championship series and are explained in the Supplementary Regulations
or conditions to that series.
Numbers for minibike racing must not exceed 2 digits, (i.e. 1–99)
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SECTION 7 TECHNICAL CONTROL
1.
All motorcycles, helmets and protective clothing must be presented to the Technical Officer as
requested, for examination before the start of any practice or at any time during the meeting as
may be required by the Clerk of the Course to ensure that they comply with the requirements
of the regulations.
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4.
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Any machine damaged in an incident can be recalled by the Technical Officer for re-inspection
before being ridden again at the meeting.
Any bike fitted with additional side panels or streamlining must have such panels removed
when presented for a noise test.
Every motorcycle finishing in a race must, if so required, be submitted for final examination
and any motorcycle may be retained by the promoters for such a period as may be reasonably
necessary for its examination.
Where it may be necessary for promoters to verify any fact, this shall be carried out at the
cost of the rider. If a rider refuses to release his machine to be measured by the officials of the
meeting than this action will result in automatic disqualification from the event.
In the event of a protest against machine specification where an engine has to be stripped an
additional fee of £250 for four stroke and £150 for two stroke machines MUST be submitted
with the protest and protest fee. In the event of the protest being upheld the additional fee will
be returned. If the protest is not upheld the additional fee will be awarded to the other party
and will be the only costs payable.
Sound Level Control:
Two tests will be in operation.
1. Static Test – For Twinshock & Evo classes only.
2. The FIM 2 Metre Max Test – For machines post 2011.
Solo
• For machines 2013 and onwards – maximum sound limit 112dB/A (+2 dB/A before each
race, +3 dB/A after the race) tested using the 2 Metre Max method. Type 1 and Type 2 meters.
• For 2010–2012 machines – maximum sound limit 115 dB/A (+2 dB/A before each race, +3
dB/A after the race). Tested using the 2 metre max method. A further review will be made at
the end of 2017.
Sidecars
Maximum sound limit for 2 stroke engines at 112 dB/A (+2 dB/A before the race, +3 dB/A after
the race). For 4 stroke engines at 115 dB/A (+2 dB/A before the race, +3 dB/A after the race)
tested using the 2 Meter Max method. A further review to be made at the end of 2017.
Quads
Maximum sound limit 112 dB/A (+2 dB/A type 1 & 2 meters before each race) (+3 dB/A type 1
& 2 meters after each race) tested using the 2 Metre Max method. A further review to be made
at the end of 2017.
Procedure
All machines shall be sound tested using the 2 Metre Max method, the exceptions being Twin
Shock and Evo Classes, the Static Test method will prevail with a test limit.
96 dBA for 2 strokes and 94 dBA for 4 strokes, using fixed RPM according to the list below,
with the exception of the 500cc class.
Up to 85cc
8,000rpm
Over 85cc up to 125cc
7,000rpm
Over 125cc up to 145cc
6,500rpm
Over 145cc up to 250cc
5,000rpm
Over 250cc up to 500cc
4,500rpm
Over 500cc
4,000rpm
There is no 2 stroke/4 stroke rev differential below 500cc. Due to the influence of temperatures
on sound tests, all figures are correct at 20°c. For tests taken at temperatures below 10°c there
will be a + 1 dBA tolerance. For tests below 0°c, a + 2 dBA tolerance.
There will be a + 2 dBA tolerance allowed for post race sound tests.
Machines Post 2011
The FIM 2 Metre Max Test Method will be enforced as previously detailed.
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The maximum sound limit accepted: 115 dBA–+ 1 dBA post race.
A sound level of 81 dBA at 100 metres during racing should be attained.
The Clerk of the Course may disqualify or penalise any rider of a machine which exceeds the
maximum permitted sound level, or which in his opinion is deemed to be excessively noisy.
Random or spot checks may be made by ACU Sound Control Officials of the sound level of any
machine taking part in any ACU meeting in addition to any routine checks at technical control.
SECTION 8 SAFETY
8.1 MEDICAL SERVICES
At all Motocross events, including official practice, qualified first aid personnel must be in attendance
with full first aid equipment. Organisers must ensure sufficient medical services for the type of event
remain in place until the event has completely finished.
For National and International Events a Medical Officer or Paramedic must be in attendance.
For all other status events A Medical Officer (MO) or a Paramedic (PM) or an IHCD Emergency
Technician (EMT) or the Voluntary Aid Society (VAS) equivalent must be in attendance during
official practice and racing.
The minimum requirement for the start of every event is two ambulances.
If one of the two ambulances has to leave the circuit then the minimum requirement for the event to
continue is one ambulance and one Medical Officer (MO) or Paramedic (PM) or IHCD Emergency
Technician (EMT) or the Voluntary Aid Society (VAS) equivalent, plus enough qualified first aid
personnel to cover the course layout size and type of event subject to medical requirements shown
below and/or specified on the TTC.
For clubs running events at Centre Restricted level and below and where there are less than 119 rider
entries the minimum medical requirements are One ambulance – On the condition the ambulance
is available at all times. Should the ambulance be required to support the treatment of, or transport
an injured rider the meeting must stop until such time that the ambulance is available again. The
ambulance should be accompanied by either a Medical officer (MO) a Paramedic (PM) or IHCD
Emergency Technician or the VAS equivalent. Plus enough qualified first aid personnel to cover the
course layout, size and type of event subject to medical requirements as shown in this Handbook.
1.
If only one ambulance is listed as the minimum requirement at an event then organisers are
reminded that if it has to leave the event then all practicing and racing must stop until its
return or replacement. It is incumbent therefore on organisers of events to remember their
commitment and duty of care to competitors in ensuring that sufficient medical services for the
type of event, dictated by a risk assessment of the expected number of injuries, are in place prior
to the start of practising and racing and remain in place until the event has completely finished.
2.
Auxiliary vehicles, such as 4×4 with a stretcher, cannot replace an Ambulance but such vehicles
might, at certain event sites, be used in addition to and as the final form of transportation to the
Ambulance for the event.
Note A 4×4 vehicle can be an ambulance if registered with the DVLA as an ambulance.
3.
If there is a requirement for first aid personnel to be present then they can be the two crew
members of an Ambulance, assuming that one is present as a minimum requirement, but
they must be available for all the practices and races. Such first aid personnel are an additional
requirement to any doctors or paramedics required to be present at the meeting.
4.
If there is a requirement for full first aid equipment, including a stretcher, then this can be the
same equipment as that defined in the minimum equipment requirements for an Ambulance.
5.
If the minimal medical cover required is for only one Doctor or only one Paramedic to be
present then, if the only one available has to leave, for whatever reason, the practices or races
must stop until their return or replacement.
6.
If a Doctor is required at an event then they must be on site. It is not sufficient to have the name
and address of a distant doctor, who would or might be available if required.
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The nearest hospital, with an Accident & Emergency Department, must be notified in writing
of the time, date and place of the meeting.
If a Doctor is involved in the treatment of competitors or spectators at an event, they should
not normally be involved with drug or alcohol testing of competitors.
If a medical centre is available at a circuit or the site of an event then it should be fully
operational and independently staffed. If deemed acceptable, an Ambulance or similar unit
may act as a medical centre but if so, it must be additional to the minimum Ambulance
requirements.
If no Medical officer or Paramedic is required at an event then at least one of the two
Ambulance crew must be qualified as an IHCD Emergency Technician or the VAS equivalent,
rather than just a first aid person.
If a competitor is involved in an incident involving potential injury, but is not, at the time,
taken to Hospital for further treatment, then a relative, or a member of their crew, should be
given a copy of the medical assessment or Ambulance report form completed by the event
medical personnel following the incident.
Concussion
If a competitor is involved in an incident which results in him being diagnosed by the Medical
Officer/Paramedic as suffering from concussion, the rider is not permitted to participate any
further in that event.
Organisers are to notify ACU Head Office as soon as possible of any concussion injuries and
then will subsequently:
a) Place the rider on the ACU Stop List
b)Inform Organisers of forthcoming events that the Rider has suffered a concussion injury
and is therefore placed on the ACU Stop List
c)Inform the Rider that he needs to see a Doctor and obtain a letter/doctor’s certificate
which confirms he is fit to resume competitive racing/participate in a practice/test session.
The recovery time for anyone diagnosed with concussion is as follows:
a) Over 20 years: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of nine days.
b) 16–19 years: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of twelve days.
c) 15 and under: Excluded immediately and suspended for a period of twenty three days.
The rider is not permitted to ride during the obligatory suspended periods outlined above and
then only once he is in possession of a doctor’s certificate/letter after the suspended period has
expired.
Exceptionally for the Maxxis British Motocross Championships only, a rider may be signed
off to ride by the CMO of the event after observing the obligatory suspended period outlined
above.
If a competitor has been injured on a Saturday and is suffering from concussion, and the
Organiser is aware that the rider was intending to ride or is scheduled to ride somewhere else
the next day, the Organiser will inform the Organiser of the event being held the next day so
they are aware of the rider’s injuries and as such he is prevented from participating in that
event.
8.2CLOTHING
1.
All competitors must wear a helmet. For information regarding helmets please refer to the
helmet section within this Handbook.
2.
Motorcycle clothing accessories (not helmets) sold as ‘protective’ to a supplier must display a
“CE Mark” denoting compliance with a European Community Directive regarding Personal
Protective Equipment.
3.
Competitors are advised not to wear hand, face or body jewellery/piercings which could prove
hazardous in the event of an accident.
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The mouth should be kept clear of anything likely to cause blockage of the airway in the event
of an incident, e.g. chewing gum. This includes removing false dentures.
It is not advised that bulky hard objects such as tools etc. are carried in pockets or on the
person.
Goggles or visor of a non-splinterable type must be worn at the commencement of each race.
Spectacles, if worn, must be non-splinterable.
The use of “Tear Off” lenses on goggles is at the discretion of the event organisers. It must be
stipulated in the event Supplementary Regulations if they are allowed or not for each individual
event.
The carrying of on board cameras on helmets is only permitted with prior approval of the Chief
Technical Officer or Clerk of the course. The Camera used must automatically be released from
its fixing in the event of a crash. The fixings should be of the flat “pad type” and not have any
uneven or high elements to it.
It is advised that all riders and passengers should wear a body belt/kidney protector and wear
protective armour giving protection to at least the chest and shoulders.
All riders and passengers are requested to wear identification discs around the neck or wrist
during racing and practising. The disc should bear the wearer’s full name and date of birth.
It is the responsibility of the rider’s parent/guardian to ensure that all protective clothing is
correctly fitting for youth competitors.
5.
6.
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In all races and official practice complete protective clothing produced for motocross racing, knee
length boots and gloves shall be worn by each rider and passenger. It is advised that motocross
jerseys should provide protection against abrasion to the body and arms and that motocross jeans are
padded at the hips and knees.
8.2.2MINIBIKE
In all races and official practice complete protective clothing shall be worn by each rider. It is advised
that Ankle boots should reach above the ankle ball. Ankle braces laced up properly and fit closely
could be worn under the boot to increase stability. Jerseys should provide protection against abrasion
to the body and arms. If short sleeved jerseys are worn then elbow pads must be worn to protect
exposed skin. Trousers/shorts must provide protection to the knee, shin and hips. If Motocross style
shorts are worn then they must cover the knee and must be used in conjunction with a knee, shin pad
combination.
8.3 TRACK SAFETY
See ACU Course Guidelines booklet 2017.
8.4 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
All competitors must have a 2kg (minimum) dry powder fire extinguisher available for immediate
use. If a ‘closed vehicle’ is being used the extinguisher must be fitted adjacent to, or on the inside of
the working door. In the case of a shared vehicle the other competitors extinguisher(s) should also
be visible, or, the fitted extinguisher(s) must be of a proportionately larger capacity. All extinguishers
must have a current certificate attached.
8.5 RIDING IN THE PADDOCK
Riding of machines in the paddock is strictly prohibited and warning signs should be erected.
Machines should be pushed with the engine dead. Riding of machines at a slow pace can be permitted
if designated lanes are provided. Machines must be pushed upon exiting from any point on these
lanes. Riding to and from the Paddock – In exceptional circumstances or if permitted by the Clerk of
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the Course riders must not exceed first gear idle when travelling to and from the paddock area and
must always wear a helmet.
8.6 TRACK ACCESS
Strictly no personnel, other than signed on officials, are permitted on the track while machinery is
operating.
8.7 FLAG SIGNALS
The following flag signals will be used:
National Flag
Red
This flag can be used for starting a race.
All Riders must stop. Riders must not pass any red
flag unless authorised or directed to do so and then
proceed at a slow pace.
Black with the riders number clearly shown on That rider to stop racing immediately and leave the
a board
track.
Yellow Motionless
Danger, take care. ride with caution.
Yellow Waved
Great Danger, prepare to stop, no overtaking.
Marshals are only advised to wave their flags
A significant reduction in speed must be seen,
when riders are stopped on the course in a
therefore jumps should not be attempted.
dangerous position or being attended to by
officials or medical staff
Green
Riders under starter’s orders.
Blue
Warning you are about to be lapped.
Yellow with Black Cross
Last Lap./(either or) a two lap and then one lap board,
clearly marked.
Chequered
Finish.
White with Green or Red Cross
Medical attention required at that post.
N.B. ‘Waved’ shall mean a flag should be moved up and down through an arc of 45 degrees and not
indiscriminately.
Only authorised officials are permitted to use these flags. Any rider who is judged to have taken
unfair advantage whilst a yellow flag is displayed and waved, or ignored any other flag signal, may be
disqualified. All of the above flags should measure not less than 750mm × 600mm.
SECTION 9 RACE MANAGEMENT
9.1ENTRIES
A motorcycle sport entry form must be completed and signed by each entrant, rider or
passenger. All riders, passengers and appointed persons responsible for minors must register
arrival at an event by signing on at the event race office or designated area.
9.2PRACTICE
1.
Time must be put aside for the practice sessions and these must be defined in the
Supplementary Regulations for the meeting.
2.
Riders will commence practice under the instructions of the start officials and must join the
circuit from the designated area.
3.
The duration of practice will commence from the time when the first rider joins the circuit.
4.
The waving of the chequered flag will indicate the end of practice.
5.
For any race there must be a minimum period for practice on the actual course, the details of
which must be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
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9.3 START POSITIONS
1.
Start positions will be established according to the provisions of the Supplementary
Regulations.
2.
Where the organisers decide the grid positions will be by ballot this must be conducted by the
competitors at the meeting.
9.4 ELECTRONIC TIMEKEEPING
1.
Only licensed ACU, MSA or equivalent Timekeepers can time a qualification practice where
qualification to a final, a series of races, or start line positions is the determined outcome.
Organisers must inform competitors if times are official or unofficial. The Chief Timekeeper
should be stated in Supplementary Regulations, official programmes and on all results sheets
provided.
2.
Electronic lap scoring equipment does not require official timekeepers to operate a system but
it is advised that manual lap scoring is carried out to support an electronic system.
3.
If timed practice is used and identical times are recorded by more than 1 rider in the official
qualifying practice session for the race the rider first setting such a time will receive the better
starting position.
4.
Transponders, if used, should be fitted to the machine as per the timekeepers or manufacturers
instructions, it is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that the correct transponder is securely
fitted, it is the rider’s responsibility if a transponder is lost from the machine during an event.
9.5RACES
1.
The race category and durations should be stipulated in the Supplementary Regulations.
2.
In the event of a race being cancelled due to insufficient entries, the promoters reserve the right
to offer the race time and prizes for a race of similar length for machines of another class or
suitable category.
9.6 METHOD OF STARTING
The method of starting shall be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
9.7 STARTER’S ORDERS
1.
Riders are deemed to be under starter’s orders when the first rider is called to the start line,
signified by the raising of a green flag.
2.
Riders in the 65cc or 85cc SW class will be allowed assistance from the start line officials if
necessary, by raising their hand, to activate their launch control devices. This procedure is not
deemed compulsory.
3.
Any rider causing a start to be unnecessarily delayed in the opinion of the starter and/or the
Clerk of the Course may be disqualified.
4.
No persons will be allowed in the start area once riders have come under orders at the start line,
except riders, passengers and authorised officials.
5.
Once the riders are under starter’s orders, the start procedure should not commence until the
circuit is clear, signified by the lowering of the green flag.
6.
If a 15 and 5 second board is used the following procedure will be followed:
• The 15 second board will be displayed for a full 15 seconds.
• The 5 second board will be displayed for a full 5 seconds.
• The gate will drop between 5 and 10 seconds after the “5 seconds” sign is shown.
9.8 FALSE STARTS
All false starts shall be indicated by the waving of a red flag, all riders will have to go back to the
starting area and await announcements regarding the restart.
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9.9 STOPPING A RACE
1.
If a race is stopped before the leader has completed three laps, the race may be re-run at the
discretion of the Clerk of the Course.
2.
If a race is stopped under 50% of the race distance excluding any additional laps and over 3 laps
completed by the leader the result will be taken at the end of the penultimate lap during which
the signal to stop the race was given, a minimum of three laps must be shown on the completed
race result. The race may be re-run at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.
3.
If a race is stopped after 50% of the race time has elapsed, excluding any additional laps, the
result will be declared on the last completed lap.
4.
In the event of a race being re-run the Clerk of the Course may disqualify any rider or riders
who is/are the prime cause of the race initially being stopped.
5.
If a race has to be stopped after the leader has completed 50% of the race distance, excluding
any additional laps, rounded down to the nearest number of laps, it will be considered to have
finished.
6.
a) The order of classification shall be based upon the order of last crossing the finishing line
prior to the showing of the red flag and only competitors who are racing at the showing of the
red flag will be classified.
b) If a race has to be stopped after the leader(s) has taken the chequered flag they will be
classified as having finished the race. The order of classification for those riders who have not
taken the chequered flag shall be based upon the order of last crossing the finish control line
prior to the showing of the red flag and only competitors who are racing at the showing of the
red flag will be classified.
c) The Clerk of the Course may disqualify/penalize a rider from the results who has deemed to
be the cause of the red flag incident.
7.
For Adult National races to be classified as a finisher, riders must have completed 50% of the
total laps completed by the race leader, or as per the Supplementary Regulations.
8.
For Youth National races to be classified as a finisher, riders must have completed 50% of the
total laps completed by the race leader, or as per the Supplementary Regulations.
9.
Only the Clerk of the Course or his assigned assistants can stop a race, all courses must have
sufficient assistants to ensure that when a race is stopped this decision is communicated to all of
the riders as quickly as possible. A TCC can state how many assistants are required for a course
and if radio communication is required.
10. For British Championship races please refer to the Supplementary Regulations.
9.10 FINISH OF RACE
1.
The chequered flag will be displayed as the winner crosses the finish control line and will be
kept flying thereafter until the last riders finish the lap.
2.
No rider will be allowed to start a fresh lap after the chequered flag has been displayed.
3.
Riders crossing the finish control line will be flagged off, their position being determined by the
number of laps each has completed, those riders who complete a similar number of laps having
their positions determined by the order in which they cross the finish control line or appear on
the final results. A rider does not have to cross the finish control line to be classed as a finisher
within the time limit as laid down in the Supplementary Regulations.
4.
If the chequered flag or last lap flag is mistakenly displayed later than the official time/distance,
the finishing order shall be determined by the running order at the official time/distance.
Under any circumstances, such as mistaken display of the chequered flag or last lap flag before
the official time/distance, the finishing order shall be determined by the running order at the
time the chequered flag is displayed.
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9.11 RACE RESULTS
1.
If the results are to be decided on points, the points allocation must be clearly defined in the
Supplementary Regulations along with the method of deciding ties.
2.
When a race has been completed the results will be based on the order in which a rider crossed
the finish control line and the number of laps completed.
3.
Should a tie occur on an overall result the highest position in the final leg will determine the
final order.
4.
It is the rider’s responsibility to check the official results board/sheets for his finishing position
and/or any penalties issued.
5.
Series of Championship rounds – If the Championship Regulations allow for race results to
be dropped then a rider who receives disqualifications during the year will not be allowed
to consider/count them as one of his worst individual results etc. If a rider receives penalties
during the year this could be considered/count as one of his worst individual results.
9.12 CHANGE OF MACHINE
A change of machine may be permitted provided the machine has been through Technical Control
procedure. The same machine must be used throughout any one race.
9.13 CHANGE OF SIDECAR PASSENGER
1.
The only reason to change a passenger is injury and only one change per meeting will be
allowed.
2.
The passenger must sign on, have the correct licence, and complete a sighting lap.
3.
Application for a change must be in writing to the Clerk of the Course at least 30 minutes
before the start of the race.
4.
The final decision will be left with the Clerk of the Course.
9.14 OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE
1.
If during a race a rider and/or passenger receives outside assistance other than that provided
by the Organisers for the removal of himself or his machine from the course in the interests of
safety, that rider may be disqualified.
2.
Riders receiving signals from persons associated with them in prohibited areas may be
disqualified.
3.
The use of two way radios with a rider/passenger is prohibited.
4.
Only riders who are competing in the race on the circuit are insured. Signed on riders who are
not competing in the session on circuit are treated as spectators.
9.15 FOUL, UNFAIR OR DANGEROUS RIDING
The Clerk of the Course may penalise any rider who, in his opinion, is guilty of unfair, foul or
dangerous riding.
9.16 COURSE CONDUCT
If, for any reason, a rider leaves the course, he must rejoin it as closely as possible at the point where
he left the course without any outside assistance. He must not gain any advantage. If any advantage is
obtained he may be penalised or disqualified from the results.
9.17AWARDS
1.
Awards of any description must be described in the Supplementary Regulations; the method of
distribution must be announced before the completion of the event.
2.
Awards for youth riders in youth events: Cash, gift vouchers, and goods are only permitted in
the group A1 Open class and group G (Quad) 250cc Open Youth classes.
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SECTION 10 GENERAL
10.1 INSTRUCTIONS TO RIDERS
Any Supplementary Regulations or instructions to riders subsequently issued, shall have the same
force as these Standing Regulations but must in no way contradict these Standing Regulations.
10.2CONDUCT
Riders, parents or associates failing to obey instructions given by officials of the meeting or deemed to
have unjustifiably or maliciously jeopardised the efficient running of the meeting by not adhering to
the Regulations, Supplementary Regulations or the protest procedure, may be disqualified from the
meeting.
See also the National Sporting Code, Offences and Penalties.
10.3 PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
It is a parent’s or guardian’s responsibility to ensure that children stay within the confines of the event
site and obey all instructions issued by the organiser.
10.4DECLARATION
It is a condition of acceptance of entry that the promoters shall not be responsible for any damage
to a motorcycle or its accessories whether by fire, accident or other causes, nor for the theft of a
motorcycle or its accessories before, during and after the meeting.
10.5 COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS
Every rider by entering or being entered or nominated, thereby acknowledges that he is bound by the
National Sporting Code of the ACU and these Standing Regulations together with any Supplementary
Regulations or Conditions and Final Instructions to be hereafter issued, to all of which he undertakes
to submit and, moreover, renounces any right to have recourse to any arbitration or tribunal not
provided for. All safety precautions for ACU Motocross events are available in a separate publication
from the ACU.
10.6 DOGS AT OFF ROAD MOTORCYCLE EVENTS
Whilst dogs are not discouraged from attending Off Road Motorcycle Sport events, they are to be
kept on a lead and under control at all times. Owners are responsible for ensuring their dog is kept
under control and are responsible for clearing up any fouling that may occur.
SECTION 11 BEACHCROSS
11.1 SPECIFICATION OF MOTORCYCLE
All machines must comply with the appropriate specification applicable to the type, that is to say,
Trial, Trail, Enduro, Motocross or ATVs. Paddle or scoop tyres are strictly forbidden.
11.2 LPG FUEL/DIESEL
Vehicles using LPG fuel must comply with the LPGA Code of practice 11. for auto gas installations
June 2001, and will be subject to refuelling regulations, including a minimum 11kg fire extinguisher.
Diesel fuel must be ‘roadside pump’ available.
11.3CIRCUIT
Hazards should become progressively harder around the circuit so that large numbers of riders are
not stopped at the first hazard on the first lap. A number of flag marshals must be placed at each
obstacle subject to the pre race risk assessment.
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11.4 STARTER’S ORDERS
A rider shall be deemed to be under starter’s orders when he collects his machine from the parc
ferme/waiting zone.
11.5 FINISH OF A RACE
The chequered flag will be displayed as the winner crosses the finish control line and will be kept flying
thereafter until the last rider finishes that lap. No rider will be allowed to start a fresh lap after the
chequered flag has been displayed. Thereafter riders crossing the line will be flagged off, their position
being determined by the number of laps each has completed, those riders who complete a similar
number of laps having their positions determined by the order in which they finished within the time
limit laid down in the Supplementary Regulations will be declared finishers. The organisers reserve the
right to declare in the Supplementary Regulations the distance required to be declared a finisher.
11.6 DURATION OF A RACE
As specified in the Supplementary Regulations.
11.7 INTERRUPTION OF A RACE
The Clerk of the Course for reasons of safety may temporarily stop the event by the waiving of a red
flag at any point on the circuit. The race will resume on the raising of the green flag by the Clerk of
the Course.
11.8DISQUALIFICATIONS
Any rider considered for disqualification may be allowed to complete the race and be disqualified,
subject to protest and appeal procedures. If in the opinion of the Clerk of the Course the offence is
undisputable the rider can be disqualified from the race immediately. The Clerk of the Course must
write down the time, details of the offence and time of the disqualification to be given to the Stewards
as soon as is possible.
SECTION 12 CROSS COUNTRY QUADS STANDING REGULATIONS
12.1MEETINGS
12.1.1DEFINITION
Cross Country events are controlled Group Start events which are a test of endurance and reliability.
Competitors will be required to complete a number of laps within a time set by the organisers. The
duration of events will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
12.1.2PROCEDURE FOR STOPPING AN EVENT
Where it is deemed necessary to stop an event, only the Clerk of the Course or his assigned assistants
can stop an event. All courses must have sufficient assistants to ensure that when a race is stopped this
decision is communicated to all of the riders as quickly as possible.
12.2ELIGIBILITY
12.2.1ELIGIBILITY
All Adult riders must hold a current ACU or SACU licence and be a minimum age of 15 years.
Any rider from another FMN MUST produce a licence issued by their FMN together with start
permission and proof of personal accident Insurance.
Day Licences. A one event Competition Licence grants the same benefits of an annual licence for the
duration of the one event and is available for up to and including National Status.
Youth rider may compete in these events but must be a minimum of 7 years of age and a maximum
of 16 years and is restricted to a maximum machine capacity of 250cc.
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12.2.2CAPACITY & RESTRICTIONS
Subject to the Supplementary Regulations any quad machine which complies with the Motocross
Specifications as per the current ACU Handbook, may be allowed.
Adults +15 yrs
C1: Championship
For machines up to 550cc max 2 cylinder 2 stroke or up to 800cc 4
stroke max 1 cylinder
For machines up to 550cc max 2 cylinder 2 stroke or up to 800cc 4
stroke max 1 cylinder
For machines up to 550cc max 2 cylinder 2 stroke or up to 800cc 4
stroke max 1 cylinder
For machines up to 550cc max 2 cylinder 2 stroke or up to 800cc 4
stroke max 1 cylinder
C2: Experts
C3: Clubman
C4: Utility & 4x4
Youth
50cc (Y1)
7–9 Yrs
Automatic Quad. Performance Modifications are allowed up to a
maximum of 50cc. Engine must not exceed 50cc at time of Manufacture.
100cc Auto (Y2)
8–13 Yrs Auto, 100cc Production Quads built by the Manufacture. Engine must
not have exceeded 100cc 2 Stroke Auto/150cc 4 Stroke Auto
100cc Open (Y2) 9–13 yrs Open Geared Class Max 100cc 2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke. Engine must not
have exceeded 100cc 2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke.
150cc Open 2–150 11–16 Yrs Open Geared Class Max 100cc 2 Stroke Air Cooled/150cc 4 Stroke Water
(Y3)
Cooled. Engine must not exceed 100cc 2 Stroke/150cc 4 Stroke. 150cc
Open 2 Class compete in the 250cc Race Group
250cc Air Cooled 11–16 Yrs Air Cooled Production Quads. Performance Modifications are allowed to
(Y3)
the Engine & chassis up to a maximum of 200cc 2 Stroke/250cc 4 Stroke.
Frame & Engine must be by the original Manufacturer. Engine must not
exceed 200cc 2 Stroke/250cc 4 Stroke
12.3 CLASS VARIATIONS
12.3.1VARIATIONS
The Youth class must be run as a separate session from any Adult classes at the same event and must
not be combined with any Adult classes at the same event. Youth capacity/Age/ability classes must be
stated in the supplementary regulations.
12.4 LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS (OFFICIALS)
As per Motocross Standing Regulations.
12.5 SPECIFICATION OF A MOTORCYCLE
Category G (Quad) shall comply with the National Sporting Code appendix D and the following:
12.5.1MOTORCYCLES
Subject to the Supplementary Regulations any Quad which complies with the Motocross
Specifications as per the current ACU Handbook may be allowed.
12.5.2TYRES
Tyre type is optional or as stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
12.6 NUMBER PLATES
All Quad machines must be fitted with a front & rear number plate of a minimum size of 150mm ×
150mm with the rear mounted behind the rider on the rear grab bar, and be in line with the machine
reading left to right on both sides. The mounting bracket must not be higher than 150mm. Height
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of the number 100mm. Width of the number 80mm. Width of stroke 25mm. Space between two
numbers 15mm.
Adult Quads
C1: Championship
C2: Experts
C3: Clubman
C4: 4x4 Utility
Youth Quads
50cc (Y1)
100cc Auto (Y2)
100cc Open (Y2)
150cc Open 2–150 (Y3)
250cc Air Cooled (Y3)
Background Colour
Red
Green
Yellow
White
Number Colour
White
White
Black
Black
White
Blue
Red
White
Blue
Black
White
White
Black
White
12.7 TECHNICAL CONTROL
1.
As per Motocross Standing Regulations.
2.
Helmets – Helmets bearing the ACU gold or silver stamp, in sound condition and properly
fitted must be worn by all competitors. Please refer to the section in this Handbook titled
‘Helmets’ for other important information and conditions concerning European Community
Exemption.
3.
Jewellery – Competitors are advised not to wear hand, face or body jewellery which could
prove hazardous in the event of an accident. The mouth should be kept clear of anything likely
to cause a blockage of the airway in the event of an accident, e.g. chewing gum. This includes
removing false dentures.
4.
Noise control – Machines must be within the noise levels currently in force for that category of
machine (see respective Standing Regulations).
12.8SAFETY
12.8.1MEDICAL SERVICES
As per Motocross Standing Regulations.
12.8.2CLOTHING
As per current Motocross/Enduro Standing Regulations.
12.8.3FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
All competitors with the exemption of those travelling to an event on the machine on which they are
competing, must have a 2kg (minimum) dry powder fire extinguisher available for immediate use.
If a ‘closed vehicle’ is being used the extinguisher must be fitted adjacent to, or on the inside of the
working door. In the case of a shared vehicle the other competitor’s extinguisher(s) should also be
visible, or, the fitted extinguisher(s) must be of a proportionately larger capacity.
12.9 RACE MANAGEMENT
12.9.1COURSE
Must be ‘off-road’ and the minimum time should be set in the Supplementary Regulations. The
organisers may split the event into 2 or more legs if desired but the minimum time for each leg must
be set in the Supplementary Regulations. The ratio of competitors to course will be – 30 riders per km
of course, e.g. 180 riders must have 6 km lap distance etc.
Any restrictions on the number of machines used by Team riders are to be stated in the
Supplementary Regulations. All machines used are to be subject to Machine Examination.
For the Y5 Beginner production class organisers must ensure visual contact is applied at each rider at
all times.
Special attention should be given to riders in this class for fatigue during the race.
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The organisers must also ensure that each rider entered in this class is able to reasonably control their
machine and should be identified by the wearing of a high visibility bib.
12.9.2START
The start must be set out so that riders will start in groups which will be decided by the organisers e.g.
capacity classes, ability classes etc. These groups will be defined in the Supplementary Regulations.
The number of riders in each group – which must not exceed 40 – and the start interval between
groups – which must be no less than 30 SECONDS – will be decided by the organiser and due regard
to course layout and the approval of the permit issuing authority. The organisers must ensure that
the entire entry must be able to start and leave the start area before earlier riders start subsequent
laps. In all circumstances there must be a dead engine start. This may limit the size of entry. Any
rider who fails to start their machine at the allotted start time for their group will be credited for that
original start time regardless of the actual time that they start. Start procedure will be stated in the
Supplementary Regulations.
12.9.3LAP SCORING AREA
An area must be designated which allows riders to pass through single file gates where their number
will be recorded on the completion of every lap. Where there is more than one class the organiser
may set alternative durations to suit the varying abilities. The organisers may stipulate that riders have
to stop. The lap scoring area will be deemed as a “Blue Tape “area and marked as such.
12.9.4FINISH
After the specified time/number of laps, the riders will be diverted through the lap scoring area and
then from the course.
12.9.5FINISHING ORDER
The winner overall and of any respective classes will be the riders who have achieved the closest
number of laps to the duration set on the allotted time. Each riders start time will be taken as their
respective groups start time, or individual start time as decided by the Organiser and their individual
finish time will have been recorded.
12.9.6FINISH OF RACE
1.
The chequered flag will be displayed as the winner crosses the finish control line and will be
kept flying thereafter until the last riders finish the lap.
2.
No rider will be allowed to start a fresh lap after the chequered flag has been displayed.
3.
Riders crossing the finish control line will be flagged off, their position being determined by the
number of laps each has completed, those riders who complete a similar number of laps having
their positions determined by the order in which they finish.
4.
Only riders crossing the finish control line within the time limit laid down in the
Supplementary Regulations will be declared as finishers.
5.
For all Adult National races. To be classified as a finisher, riders do not have to cross the finish
control line, but riders must have completed 50% of the total laps completed by the race leader,
or as per the Supplementary Regulations.
6.
For all Youth National races. To be classified as a finisher, riders do not have to cross the finish
control line but riders must have completed 50% of the total laps completed by the race leader,
or as per the Supplementary Regulations.
12.9.7TIES
Will be decided on the laps completed and the individual times of each rider.
12.9.8CHECKS
The start/finish will be the only time check. There should be adequate marshals/route checks on the
course to prevent course cutting.
12.9.9MARSHALS
Organisers should place marshals at strategic points around the course to monitor safety and ensure
control of event. Additional clearly identified Travelling Marshals can also be used to achieve this.
12.9.10 PUBLIC SPECTATOR AREAS
The Supplementary Regulations must announce the provision of clearly identified specific areas
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which must be used by all non competitors other than riders or officials. Warning notices must be
placed at appropriate points around the course to prevent public access.
12.9.11 RESTRICTED SPEED (BLUE TAPE) AREAS
These areas MUST be established on the approach to the Time Control/Lap Scoring area and any
Re-fuelling and works areas. Within ‘BLUE TAPE’ areas the rider must not exceed walking pace,
under Penalty of exclusion. The Incident Officer/Clerk of the Course may also establish ‘BLUE TAPE’
areas at other parts of the course if required.
12.9.12RE-FUELLING
A suitable and restricted area must be marked out adjacent to the course as a pit area. Access to this
area must be restricted to marshals, riders and authorised helpers. The area should be manned by
marshals and access only allowed to officials, competitors and authorised helpers. The Organiser
MUST establish a fire point, clearly indicated and with the appropriate fire extinguishers present.
Each rider shall ensure that his re-fuelling crew, have a fire extinguisher at the re-fuelling point as
described in Regulation 3.13. ‘No Smoking’ signs should be displayed.
THE ENGINE MUST BE STOPPED AND THE RIDER OFF THE MACHINE DURING
REFUELLING. NO SMOKING ALLOWED. REFUELLING MAY ONLY BE CARRIED OUT IN
THE DESIGNATED AREA.
12.9.13 OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE
1.
If during a race a rider and/or passenger receives outside assistance other than that provided
by the Organisers for the removal of himself or his machine from the course in the interests of
safety, that rider may be disqualified.
2.
Riders receiving signals from persons associated with them in prohibited areas may be
disqualified.
3.
The use of two way radios with a rider/passenger is prohibited.
Assistance will only be allowed in the pit area, except when provided on the course by the organisers.
12.10GENERAL
12.10.1ENTRIES
A Motorcycle Sport Events Entry Form must be completed in every detail, and signed by each
entrant, rider. (N.B. a requirement of signing and entry application form is that each signatory
understands the National Sporting Code of the ACU, Standing Regulations, such Supplementary
Regulations as have been issued for the event and such Final Instructions subsequently issued, and
agrees to be bound by them).
Limitations of Entries. If entries are to be limited, the maximum number and method of limitation
(i.e. in order of receipt, by ballot etc.) Will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
Child Protection. The point of contact for Child Protection issues will be the Secretary of the Meeting
unless otherwise stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
12.10.2 ACCEPTANCE OR REFUSAL OF ENTRY
The Organiser must notify all riders of the position regarding their entry prior to the event. The
method for notification will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations for the event.
12.10.3 PUBLIC WARNING
Notices must be displayed in accordance with the Safety Precautions section of the current ACU
Handbook.
12.10.4DOGS
Whilst dogs are not discouraged from attending Off Road Motorcycle Sport events, they are to be
kept on a lead and under control at all times. Owners are responsible for ensuring their dog is kept
under control and are responsible for clearing up any fouling that may occur.
12.10.5 COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS
Every rider by entering or being entered or nominated, thereby acknowledges that he is bound by the
National Sporting Code of the ACU and these Standing Regulations together with any Supplementary
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Regulations and Final Instructions to be hereafter issued, to all of which he undertakes to submit and
moreover renounces any rights to have recourse to any arbitrations or tribunal not provided for.
SECTION 13 GRADING
13.1 ACU MOTOCROSS RIDERS EXPERT GRADING SCHEME (ADULT)
Expert status will be given to riders who appear on the Expert list compiled by the ACU Office.
You can qualify for Expert Listing by the following means:
• Point scorer in an adult National Motocross Championship.
• Registered Rider in the ACU British MX Championship – MX1/MX2.
• Top 10 point scorer in the BYN Championship – Open class.
• Selected by Centre Recorders based on Regional or Club Championships.
• Upgraded by the Motocross Committee.
Riders may be removed from the list after two years if they have not scored any regional or national
Championship points.
UPGRADING TO INTERNATIONAL
Sidecar Competitors – There will be no grading for sidecar competitors.
Quad Riders – There will be no grading for quad riders.
The Central Recorder for the Motocross Grading Scheme is:
Mrs S Goggin, ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2YX. Tel: 01788 566404.
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