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REGULATIONS & SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE 2016
SOUTH AFRICAN MOTORCYCLE ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP
1.
CONTROLLERS
MSA may delegate the normal administration of the series to an approved body, at its sole discretion.
2.
CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES
The championship shall be open to the following classes:
SuperJunior (KTM 390 one make formula) – open to riders from 01 January of the year in which they turn
13 years old, until the end of the year in which they turn 17 years old
Super600 (600cc 4-cylinder / 680cc 3-cylinder / 750cc twin cylinder) – open to riders deemed by MSA to
have suitable previous racing experience from the year of their 15th birthday – see SSR 1
SuperGP (1000cc 4-cylinder / 1300cc Twin Cylinder) – open to riders deemed by MSA to have suitable
previous racing experience from 01 January of the year in which they turn 18 years old
SuperMasters (Maximum 1000cc 4-cylinder / 1300cc twin cylinder) – open to riders from 01 January of
the year in which they turn 30 years old
a)
b)
c)
d)
3.
a)
b)
AIM OF CHAMPIONSHIP
To declare a South African national champion in each of the classes mentioned in clause 2 above, subject
to there being at least 10 starters in the relevant class – refer SSR 82 (i).
To declare a South African Motorcycle Road Racing Manufacturers Champion, said Manufacturers
Championship only being open to importers/distributors which have paid the necessary participation fee
to MSA as per clause 12.2 below.
4.
ELIGIBILITY OF COMPETITORS
All riders shall be in possession of a national competition licence valid for motorcycle circuit racing and
issued by MSA.
Riders who have not held such a licence during at least one of the past three (3) years shall be required
to apply to MSA for approval to be issued with the necessary licence. MSA shall grant or withhold
approval based on the rider’s previous racing experience.
5.
a)
b)
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
The Motorsport Calendar is available from MSA and gives details of the championship events.
Apart from at the first race meeting of the season, no practice is permitted at the circuit hosting the
next round of the championship series from the date of the immediately preceding championship round,
until the start of official practice as listed in the SR’s for the championship round in question. This clause
does not apply to legitimate participation in any bona fide MSA-sanctioned race meeting that forms
part of a recognised MSA club or regional championship series.
The only practice permitted will be as detailed in the SRs for each event.
Where applicable, it shall be compulsory for all competing motorcycles to carry series sponsors’
decals (refer GCR’s 246 and 247).
Competition numbers will be issued by MSA. Numbers 1-10 in the Super600 and SuperGP classes shall be
reserved for the riders who finished in the top ten positions in the class during the previous year’s
national championship series. Such numbers that are not taken up will not be re-allocated. All other
numbers shall be issued on a ‘first come first served’ basis following receipt of a written application to
MSA and followed by a written confirmation of the number allocated by MSA. All numbers not taken up
7 (seven) days prior to the start of the first round of the championship will be released for use by MSA.
c)
d)
e)
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6.
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
QUALIFYING FOR GRID POSITIONS
Grid positions for Race 1 in all classes shall be determined according to each competitor’s quickest time
set during the official qualifying session held on the day preceding the races or as otherwise indicated
on the official programme for the event. Competitors who do not set a time during the official qualifying
session will start Race 1 from the back of the grid, subject to the provisions of Article 7 below.
Grid positions for Race 2 in all classes shall be determined according to each competitor’s second
quickest lap time set during the official qualifying session held on the day preceding the races or as
otherwise indicated on the official programme for the event. Competitors who do not set a second
quickest lap time during the official qualifying session will start Race 2 from the back of the grid, subject
to the provisions of Article 7 below.
It is the competitor’s responsibility to know his/her grid position prior to forming up on the grid.
Delaying of the start due to indecision relating to grid positions shall render the competitor/s concerned
liable to be moved to the back of the grid or excluded from the race concerned, at the discretion of the
clerk of the course.
Where qualifying times have not been recorded for whatever reason, grid positions for Race 1 will
be as per championship point’s standings to date, and thereafter by race number. The grid positions
for Race 2 shall be as per the finishing order of Race 1.
The starting grid will be arranged in a 3-3-3-3 configuration "in echelon". Each line will be offset. There
will be a distance of 9 metres between each row. See SSR 36.
7.
NON-QUALIFIERS
If a rider falls outside of the 107% qualification ruling, he will have to apply, in writing, to the Clerk of the
Course within 30 minutes of the qualifying session having ended, stating his reasons as to why he should
be allowed to compete. The final decision will rest with the Clerk of the Course, as to whether the rider
is allowed to compete or not.
8.
RACE DISTANCE
Each race meeting or round of the championship will consist of one or two separate races (dependent
on class). Notwithstanding the above, if for reasons of force majeure it is not possible for all the races
originally scheduled to take place at a meeting, refer to the provisions of GCR 273.
9.
CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
All races will count towards the final championship standings. Points will be scored as follows:
1st
nd
2
rd
3
th
4
th
5
25 points
6th
20 points
th
16 points
13 points
11 points
10 points
7
th
8
th
9
th
10
9 points
11th
5 points
th
4 points
th
3 points
th
2 points
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8 points
13
7 points
14
th
6 points
15
1 point
O n l y t he points scored in the SuperGP class will count towards the Manufacturers Championship.
10.
USE OF SPARE MOTORCYCLE
If a motorcycle is damaged to the extent that it is not possible for it to be repaired in the time
available, application must be made in writing to the Clerk of the Course or Technical Consultant,
together with proof in support of this application, to use the nominated spare motorcycle, which must
be identified by a letter ‘T’ next to the front race number, and subject to the following conditions:
a)
The spare motorcycle must have passed pre-event scrutineering, be in a ready-to-race condition,
with a sealed engine (where applicable) and be in compliance with the tyre rule 12.13.
Use of the spare motorcycle (as a whole machine) shall require that the rider concerned shall be required
to start the race/s concerned from pit lane.
Under no circumstances may a spare motorcycle be used during practice or official qualifying for set-up
b)
c)
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d)
11.
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
k)
12.
purposes. Offenders shall be precluded from taking any further part in the event in question.
Any removal of parts from the spare motorcycle will render it non-eligible to be used as a spare
motorcycle during the event in question.
GENERAL RULES
The GCRs and SSRs applicable to motorcycle racing must be read and understood in conjunction
with these regulations and specifications.
The presence and/or use of generators is prohibited in the pre-race paddock (where applicable)
and/or on the grid unless prior permission to the contrary has been granted by the Clerk of the Course.
Fluid containers other than for drinks or clear water are prohibited in the pre-race paddock (where
applicable) and/or on the grid unless prior permission to the contrary has been granted by the Clerk of
the Course.
The regulations make provision for the use of a pre-race facility (paddock). The Clerk of the Course shall
have the discretion to decide whether or not to make use of such a facility at a particular event and shall
advise his intentions in this regard during Riders’ Briefing.
Access to the parc fermé is limited to the rider plus two (2) assistants. Failure to adhere to this
requirement may result in the exclusion of the offending rider. No motorcycle may be removed from parc
ferme’ without permission from the TC or the Clerk of the Course.
The podium presentation area is determined to be part of parc ferme’ and motorcycles must remain
there until given instructions by the TC or the Clerk of the Course.
Failure to comply with this rule may result in exclusion of the offending rider.
Any requested technical inspections must commence within 20 minutes of the request being made
by the relevant official/s, unless permission to the contrary has been granted by said officials. Failure
to comply in this regard, and/or any action that may interfere with the conducting of a technical
inspection or cause it to be delayed unnecessarily, may result in the exclusion of the rider concerned.
Any act by any member of any team that threatens the timeous starting of a race, or that causes a
race start to be delayed, may result in the associated rider being penalised.
Any interference by any member of any team with the timing personnel and/or their equipment,
may lead to the associated rider being penalised.
All engines must be adequately sealed by, and to the satisfaction of, the Technical Consultant prior to
the start of the first race meeting in which the individual rider takes part. The costs of sealing shall be
borne by the respective team or rider. The penalty for not having a sealed engine, or one on which
the seal has been broken, shall be automatic exclusion from the event concerned and/or preclusion
from participation in one race meeting.
Riders failing to attend Riders’ Briefing, without being excused by the Clerk of the Course, shall be
required to start all races at the event from the back of the grid.
Any matter/s not relevant to riders briefing must be submitted in writing to the promotors for further
discussion.
TECHNICAL REGULATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Any amendments to these technical regulations shall only take effect when published in an official MSA
circular.
Any competitor found to be in breach of these technical regulations will be subject to the provisions of
GCR 176.
The TC may, at his sole discretion, call on external specialists for additional consulting.
12.1
a)
b)
Eligibility – Motorcycles
To be admitted to the championship, motorcycles require homologation as per 12.2 below.
All motorcycles must comply in all respects with all the requirements of the applicable regulations.
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c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
12.2
a)
b)
The appearance from both the front and the rear, and the profile, of all motorcycles must (except when
otherwise stated) conform to the homologated shape (as originally produced by the manufacturer).
All motorcycles must be 4-stroke, normally aspirated and sold to the public in South Africa for road use.
All components, unless expressly stated to the contrary in these regulations, must remain as originally
produced and homologated by the manufacturer, or must be aftermarket components homologated
locally (where the use of such aftermarket components is permitted in terms of the regulations).
The competitor is responsible for producing specifications and other material (e.g. the service or
owner’s manual) to prove the legality of his/her motorcycle. Legality can also be proved by way of
comparisons with similar OEM parts.
The appointed MSA Technical Consultant has the ultimate authority in respect of decisions regarding the
technical legality of any motorcycle.
Only motorcycles complying with the following criteria shall be eligible to compete:
1)
The motorcycle must be homologated by the FIM for Stocksport / Superstock / Supersport racing;
and
2)
The prevailing retail price (VAT inclusive) of the motorcycle to the general public through official
dealer outlets shall not exceed R 200 000 in the case of the Super600 class or R 350 000 in the case
of the SuperGP and SuperMasters classes. Said price caps may be adjusted in the event of
significant exchange rate fluctuations.
Homologation
Motorcycles to be raced in the championship must be homologated by either the FIM or by MSA. Only
motorcycles imported into South Africa by the recognised official importer of the specific make, and which
comply with these regulations, shall be permitted to take part in the series, subject to compliance with
the additional criteria outlined below.
Where FIM homologation is relied upon, the following shall apply:
• The official importer must have paid to MSA a fee of R 30 000 (excl. VAT) in order for its products
to be raced in the series. This fee shall be payable annually, prior to the first race meeting of the
season. Note: Where a local importer represents more than one motorcycle brand, any such
additional brands may be raced subject to an additional fee of R 6 100 (excl. VAT) being paid per
additional brand over and above the base fee of R 30 000.
• The payment of the fee mentioned above will permit only those motorcycles imported into SA by
the official importer (VIN/chassis numbers to be supplied by the importer to MSA) that comply with
these regulations and that appear in the FIM homologation records for the Stocksport /
Superstock / Supersport categories, to be raced in the championship. Non-payment of the specified
fee and/or failure by the official importer to supply MSA with the required VIN/chassis numbers will
release MSA from any responsibility in respect of the offending brands to ensure that only official
imports are raced in the championship.
• A minimum of 10 motorcycles of the type and specification to be raced must be imported into
SA and be available for sale to the general public prior to said motorcycle being raced.
Where a particular brand and model of motorcycle (that complies with these regulations) is not
homologated by the FIM, the official South African importers may make application to the MSA
Motorcycle Racing Commission for a local homologation to allow the motorcycle to be raced in the series.
In such cases, the following shall apply:
• The importer concerned shall pay to MSA a homologation fee of R55 000 (excl. VAT), which shall
incorporate a fee towards the technical administration of the series.
• At least 50 examples of the motorcycle concerned must have been imported into SA (proof must be
submitted in this regard).
• The official importer must submit one new motorcycle, chosen by the Technical Consultant, together
with a completed homologation document supplied by MSA for inspection.
• The homologation, or otherwise, of the relevant motorcycle shall be at the sole discretion of the
MSA Motorcycle Racing Commission.
• Should such an application for homologation be refused, 10% of the homologation fee paid shall be
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retained by MSA and the balance of the fee shall be returned to the applicant.
Any motorcycle homologated under these rules (parts a and b above) shall be allowed to compete
without time limitation subject to continued compliance with the appropriate technical regulations
and payment of the required fee to MSA by the relevant official importer for the season in
question.
c)
In the event of a motorcycle importer not taking the necessary steps as outlined above to allow its brand
to be raced in the championship, individual competitors may make application in their private capacity for
a specific example of a FIM-homologated motorcycle to be raced in the championship.
Such application must include the rider’s name, the brand and model of motorcycle and the frame and
engine numbers. The annual fee payable in this regard shall be R 5000 (excluding VAT) per individual
motorcycle and, once the application has been approved and payment made, the specific motorcycle for
which application was made shall be permitted to take part in the championship.
12.3
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
12.4
a)
b)
c)
d)
12.5
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Minimum Weights
375cc, 4-stroke, 1 cylinder: Minimum weight - 147kg
600cc, 4-stroke, 4 cylinders: Minimum weight - 160kg
680cc, 4-stroke, 3 cylinders: Minimum weight – 165kg
750cc, 4-stroke, 2 cylinders: Minimum weight - 165kg
1000cc, 4-stroke, 4 cylinders Minimum weight - 175kg
1000-1300cc, 4-stroke, 2 cylinders Minimum weight - 189kg
The minimum weights specified shall apply for motorcycles as they come off the track, containing a
minimum of 2 litres of fuel.
Any machine found to be underweight at any time during a race meeting shall be excluded from the
session/race/race meeting concerned.
The minimum weights may be reviewed during the season. Any amendments to the minimum
weights will be published by MSA in an official circular/bulletin.
Race Numbers
Race numbers must appear on the front of all motorcycles, as well as both sides. The front number must
be clearly legible from a distance of 100 metres and the side numbers must be visible from the side of the
circuit when the motorcycle is leaned over in a corner.
There is no restriction on the font, size or design of race numbers, provided they comply with the legibility
requirements as per (a) above.
The appointed Technical Consultant/s shall have the ultimate authority to make a ruling as to race
numbers’ compliance with the legibility requirements but the onus rests on the rider/team to ensure that
race numbers can be easily read by spectators and race officials.
No triple digit numbers shall be allowed except for ‘guest’ riders.
Fuel
All motorcycles must use pump fuel available to the general public via normal filling stations.
All motorcycles must contain at least two (2) litres of fuel at the end of each qualifying session or
race.
Should the Technical Consultant suspect any fuel used to be non-compliant the onus shall rest on the
competitor concerned to prove to the contrary. Failure to satisfactorily do so shall render the
competitor concerned liable to be penalised by the Clerk of the Course.
Separate samples of the fuel used by any competitor may be requested before and/or after a race. These
samples must be taken in accordance with the provisions of GCR 240’s "Guidelines in respect of fuel
sampling".
Notwithstanding the above, the MSA Technical Consultant (in conjunction with the Clerk of the Course)
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may request the use of a controlled fuel no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of a race. Failure to
use the controlled fuel when requested shall result in the competitor concerned being prevented from
starting the race in question and/or being excluded from the race meeting.
Refer SSR 67 for additional fuel controls.
f)
12.6
Machine Specifications
All items not mentioned in the following articles must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer
for the homologated machine.
12.7.1
a)
b)
Engine (All classes)
Each engine will be officially sealed or marked by the MSA Technical Consultant prior to competition.
The seal or marking will be photographically recorded. Any attempt made to remove the seal will damage
it irreparably. The onus is on the rider to ensure the seal remains intact at all times. The seal may only be
removed with written approval of the appointed national TC for the series.
No blueprinting of engines is permitted whatsoever.
12.7.2
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
12.8
Frame Body and Rear Sub-frame (All classes)
The frame must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer for the homologated machine.
The sides of the frame-body may be covered by a protective part made of composite material.
Such protectors must fit the form of the frame.
Nothing can be added to the frame body by welding, or be removed by machining.
All motorcycles must display the manufacturer’s vehicle identification number on the frame body (chassis
number).
Engine mounting brackets or plates must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer
for the homologated machine.
The rear sub-frame may be changed for an aftermarket unit or altered, but the type of material and
dimensions must remain as homologated or be of a higher specific weight.
Bolt-on accessories to the rear sub-frame may be removed.
Additional seat brackets may be added but none may be removed.
The paint scheme is not restricted but polishing the frame body or sub-frame is not allowed.
Luggage hooks may be removed.
Front Forks
a)
Front forks, as well as the upper and lower fork clamps (triple clamp / fork bridges), must
remain as originally produced by the manufacturer for the homologated motorcycle, subject to
the following permitted deviations by class:
SuperJunior
 The air gap in the front fork may be altered.
Super600
 Shims and springs are free of restriction.
SuperGP / SuperMasters
 Original internal parts of the homologated forks may be modified or changed, provided that
no electronic parts or software may be used where same is not fitted to the homologated
motorcycle.
 Aftermarket damper kits or valves may be installed.
 Fork caps may be modified or replaced to allow external adjustment.
 Alternate fork cartridge kits may be fitted.
b)
For all classes, the following shall apply:

Dust seals may be changed provided the fork remains totally oil-sealed.
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




12.9
a)
b)
Any quality and quantity of oil can be used in the front forks.
The height and position of the front fork in relation to the fork crowns is free, subject to
inspection and approval by the Technical Consultant on safety grounds.
A steering damper may be added or the existing unit may be replaced with an after-market
damper.
The steering damper cannot act as a steering-lock limiting device.
Bump stops may be removed.
Removal of peening on shim retainer is allowed.
Rear Fork / Swing arm (All classes)
Every part of the rear fork must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer for the homologated
machine (including rear fork pivot bolt). Axle adjusters may be changed to allow for the use of paddock
stands.
Rear wheel-stand brackets may be bolted to the rear fork. Brackets must have rounded edges (with a large
radius). Fastening screws must be recessed.
12.10
Rear Suspension Unit
a)
For the SuperGP, SuperMasters and Super600 classes, the rear suspension unit (shock absorber)
is free of restriction (to clarify, the original suspension unit may be modified as an alternative to
being replaced) but the original attachments to the frame and rear fork (swing arm) must be
used and the rear suspension linkage must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer
for the homologated machine.
b)
For the SuperJunior class, the rear suspension unit (shock absorber) and original attachments must
remain as per that fitted to the motorcycle as original equipment.
c)
For all classes, the original attachments to the frame and rear fork (swing arm) as homologated
must be used.
d)
For all classes, ride height spacers are permitted.
e)
For all classes, removal of peening on shim retainer is allowed
12.11
a)
Wheels (All classes)
Wheels must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer for the homologated machine at
the time of sale into the dealer/distributor network.
The speedometer drive may be removed and replaced with a spacer.
No modification of the wheel-axles or of any fixing and mounting points for the front and rear brake
calipers are authorized.
Spacers can be modified. Modifications to keep spacers in place are permitted.
If the original design includes a cushion drive for the rear wheel, it must remain as originally produced for
the homologated machine.
b)
c)
d)
e)
12.12
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
Brakes (All classes except where stated to the contrary)
Brake discs must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer for the homologated machine.
Front discs can be floating, using original rotors and mountings.
Front and rear brake calipers (mounts, carriers, hangers) must remain as originally produced by
the manufacturer for the homologated machine.
Front and rear master cylinders must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer for the
homologated machine.
Front and rear hydraulic brake lines may be replaced with braided hoses, except in the SuperJunior class
where the brake lines must remain standard. The split of the front brake lines for both front brake
calipers must be made above the lower fork bridge.
Front and rear brake pads may be changed. Brake pad locking pins may be modified to a quick-change
type. Brake pad locking pins must be lock-wired or otherwise additionally secured. Pins may be
changed to the race-drilled type.
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g)
h)
Additional air scoops or ducts are not allowed.
In the SuperJunior class, the ABS module and pump must be in place and operational. The ABS sensor
may be relocated on the rear swing arm.
12.13
a)
Tyres (All classes)
MSA will confirm the details regarding the tyres to be used via official circular and/or via the official tyre
order forms issued to riders.
Marked tyres must be used for all timed practice, qualifying sessions and races. The onus is on the rider
to ensure that his/her tyres are correctly marked.
Notwithstanding the above, if a race or qualifying session is declared as "wet" by the Race Director or
Clerk of the Course within the 60 minutes prior to the commencement of a qualifying session or race,
then tyres may be changed to another type approved for wet weather use, at the sole discretion of the
Technical Consultant. In the event of conditions improving, competitors may revert to using their
marked ‘dry weather’ tyres. If the practice session and qualifying session and races are all ‘wet’ then
the normal tyre quantity limitations shall be in force subject to “d)” below. If the sessions vary between
‘wet’ and ‘dry’ then the use of tyres shall be decided upon by the COC in consultation with the Race
Director and the Technical Consultant.
If a competitor deems his tyre/s to be damaged and therefore unsafe to be used, then he/she may
make application to the Technical Consultant for permission to change the damaged tyre/s. The changed
tyre/s must be of the same make, type and compound as, and be of similar wear to, the damaged tyre/s.
Selection of the tyre/s to be used is at the sole discretion of the Technical Consultant. Penalties, if any, will
be at the sole discretion of the Clerk of the Course.
Only homologated tyres will be permitted to be used. Any homologated tyre may be used in the racing
season during which it is homologated.
The President of the MSA Motorcycle Racing Commission, the promoter and the MSA Technical
Consultant, shall, at their sole discretion, accept, rescind or decline a request for homologation of tyres.
They shall also have the overriding authority to make a ruling in respect of any dispute regarding the
eligibility of tyres.
In interpreting the use of tyres and/or the changing of tyres and/or safety matters relating to tyres, the
Technical Consultant’s decision shall be final, and binding on all parties.
All classes shall be limited to the use of two (2) sets of tyres per race meeting. The same sets of tyres
must be used for the official timed qualifying session and both races.
The Clerk of the Course, in consultation with the Technical Consultant, may request the exchange of
tyres between riders providing that the tyres are of the same make, compound and size and providing that
such exchange is made prior to official qualifying and in sufficient time to allow the changing of said tyres.
Infringement of ANY tyre rule shall result in the offending rider, as a minimum, being excluded from
the results of the race concerned and/or sent to the back of the grid for the ensuing race, together with
the imposition of a 30 second time penalty. The penalty for more serious infringements shall generally
be a three (3) race meeting ban. Should there be less than 3 race meetings left in the season, 60 points
shall be deducted from the respective rider’s and manufacturer’s standings.
The use of tyre warmers is allowed (refer SSR 2 B).
Any amendments/additions to these tyre rules shall be notified to affected parties by way of an official MSA
circular.
Where compounds are specified, these will be the only ones permitted.
The onus is on the rider to ensure that his/her tyres are correctly marked.
Teams are to ensure that tyres are fitted in the correct rotational direction.
The onus is on the rider to ensure they have sufficient wet weather tyres at all times.
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
k)
l)
m)
n)
o)
p)
12.14
a)
b)
Footrests / Foot Controls (All classes)
Footrests may be relocated but their brackets must be mounted to the frame at the original mounting
points.
Foot control linkages may be modified only to allow the inversion of the gear selection pattern. The
original mounting points must remain. Their two original points of fixture (on foot controls and on the shift
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c)
d)
e)
12.15
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
12.16
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
k)
l)
m)
n)
o)
p)
q)
r)
s)
t)
shaft) must be maintained.
Footrests may be rigidly mounted or of a folding type, which must incorporate a device to return them
to the normal position.
The end of the footrest must have at least an 8 mm solid spherical radius.
Non-folding steel footrests must have an end (plug) which is permanently fixed, made of plastic, Teflon
or an equivalent type material (minimum radius 8 mm).
Handlebars and Hand Controls (All classes)
Handlebars may be replaced (this does not include the brake master cylinder).
Handlebars and hand controls may be relocated.
Clutch and brake levers may be exchanged for after-market items. The use of a remote adjuster for
the front brake is permitted but it must be capable of operation by the rider with both hands on the grips.
Electric starter switches and engine stop switches must be located on the right hand side handlebar.
The retaining pin for the brake lever must be safety-wired or otherwise additionally secured.
Fairing / Bodywork (All classes)
Fairings, front mudguards and bodywork must appear to be as originally produced by the manufacturer
for the homologated machine. The aperture in the fairing through which the fork legs pass may be closed
off with plastic or similar material in order to direct the airflow onto the radiator.
Fairing and bodywork may be replaced with exact cosmetic duplicates of the original parts. The material
may be changed.
Sizes and dimensions must be the same as for the original parts without any addition or subtraction
of design elements.
Windscreens may be replaced.
Motorcycles that were not originally equipped with streamlining are not allowed to add streamlining
in any form, with the exception of a lower fairing device, as described in (h) below. This device cannot
extend above a line drawn horizontally from axle to axle.
The original combination of instrument/fairing brackets may be replaced. All other fairing brackets
may not be altered or replaced.
The original air ducts running between the fairing and the air box may be changed but the size of the
opening in the fairing leading to the duct may be no larger than on the homologated motorcycle. The
material may be changed. All original deflectors and/or panels within the air ducts and chassis must
remain in place and in the same positions as on the homologated motorcycle.
The lower fairing has to be constructed to hold, in case of an engine breakdown, at least half of the
total oil and engine coolant capacity used in the engine (minimum 5 litres). The lower edge of openings
in the fairing must be positioned at least 50mm above the bottom of the fairing.
The lower fairing must incorporate a maximum of two holes of 25mm. These holes must remain
closed in dry conditions and must only be opened in wet race conditions as declared by the Clerk
of the Course.
Front mudguards must appear as originally supplied by the manufacturer for the homologated machine.
Front mudguards may be replaced with exact cosmetic duplicates of the original parts.
Front mudguards may be spaced upward for increased tyre clearance.
Rear mudguards fixed on the swing arm that incorporate the chain guard may be modified to
accommodate larger diameter rear sprockets.
All exposed edges must be rounded.
Minimal changes are allowed to permit the use of an elevator (stand) for wheel changes and it is
permitted to add a small plastic protective cone to the frame or engine.
The material of the front mudguard may be changed.
Rear mudguards fixed to the swingarm may be replaced with cosmetic duplicates. The material may
be changed.
The existing rear mudguard under the seat may be removed. A mudguard may be fitted directly onto
the swingarm (it may not cover more than 120 degrees of the wheel).
The silhouette of the motorcycle must remain as produced by the manufacturer.
Closing of the apertures in the fairing is permitted.
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12.17
Fuel Tank (All classes)
a)
As homologated - no modifications are allowed.
b)
Fuel tank petcocks must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer for the
homologated machine.
c)
Fuel tanks with tank breather pipes must be fitted with non-return valves that discharge into a
catch tank with a minimum volume of 250cc made of a suitable material.
d)
Fuel tanks must be completely filled, either with fuel cell foam or an alternative material
approved by the Technical Consultant.
12.18
a)
Seat (All classes)
Seats, seat bases and associated bodywork may be replaced with parts of similar appearance to
the items originally produced by the manufacturer for the homologated machine.
The top portion of the rear bodywork around the seat may be modified to a solo seat.
The appearance from both front rear, and the profile, must conform to the homologated shape.
The seat/rear cowl replacement must allow for proper number display.
All exposed edges must be rounded.
b)
c)
d)
e)
12.19
Wiring Harness
a)
For the SuperJunior and Super600 classes, the original wiring harness must remain standard as
homologated.
b)
For the SuperGP and SuperMasters classes, the following is permitted (see clause 12.24 below):
Cutting of the wiring harness is not allowed but modifying of the harness, subject to written
approval by the Technical Consultant, is allowed to facilitate the fitment of approved aftermarket
electronic units; OR
The wiring harness may be replaced by the ‘kit’ wiring harness loom as supplied for the
‘kit’ ECU model produced or approved by the manufacturer of the motorcycle.
12.20
Battery (All classes)
The size and type of battery must be as originally produced by the manufacturer for the homologated
machine.
12.21
a)
Radiator and oil coolers (All classes)
The radiator must be as homologated, but it may be modified. Additional separate radiator/s may also be
added. Any such modifications/additions shall be subject to written approval being obtained from the
Technical Consultant.
Only standard oil coolers, as homologated, are permitted (see Art 12.21 d below). Additional oil
coolers are not allowed.
The use of any coolant is permitted provided it is a non-Glycol type and the composition is confirmed by the
competitor with the presentation of a supporting MSDS certificate, all Glycol based products are prohibited.
The heat exchanger (oil/water) may be disconnected from the water-cooling system.
Subject to approval by the Technical Consultant, radiator hoses may be replaced and/or modified
and/or re-routed.
b)
c)
d)
e)
12.22
a)
b)
c)
d)
Air Box (All classes)
The air box must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer on the homologated machine, but
the air box drains must be sealed.
The air filter element may be removed or replaced by any other filter.
All motorcycles must have a closed breather system. The oil breather line must be connected and
discharge into the air box.)
The emission control system (EPA) may be removed or modified subject to written approval from the
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Technical Consultant.
12.23
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Carburettors (All classes)
As homologated - no modifications are allowed.
Carburettor jets, slide springs and needles may be replaced.
The slide metering holes may be changed.
Electronic or mechanical enriching devices must remain installed but may be de-activated.
Bell mouths must be as originally produced by the manufacturer for the homologated machine.
12.24
Ignition/Engine Control Unit (ECU)
SuperGP/SuperMasters classes
a)
The original unit as homologated (software/programming) may be altered, the original wiring
harness must be used and an external fuelling and ignition module may be used.
b)
A locally-homologated ‘kit’ model (produced by, and/or approved by, the motorcycle
manufacturer), may also be used with its accompanying wiring loom. Alternatively, a special
connector may be used to connect the ECU to the original wiring loom. The retail price of the
full system (including software) may not be greater than 1.5 times the retail price of the original
system.
c)
In addition to option a) above, external ignition and/or injection module/s may be added to the
homologated production ECU, but their total combined retail price cannot be higher than the
complete ECU kit. These units must be homologated by the MSA Technical Consultant.
Super 600 class
a) The standard ECU as fitted to the homologated motorcycle may be flashed (change to software). A
fuel control unit may be added to the unmodified standard wiring harness.
SuperJunior/Super600 classes
a) Ignition/ECU is to remain as per the standard production motorcycle. No modifications are
permitted.
All classes
a) Lambda sensors, where fitted as standard, may be removed and the units by-passed, subject to
approval by the Technical Consultant.
Note:
The Technical Consultant shall have the overriding authority in respect of any dispute regarding the
eligibility or legality of the ignition/electrical system.
12.25
Fuel Supply
SuperJunior class
a)
All elements of the fuel supply system must remain standard.
All other classes
a)
Fuel lines may be replaced but the fuel petcock must remain as originally produced by the
manufacturer.
b)
‘Quick’ connectors or ‘dry-break’ connectors may be used.
c)
Fuel vent lines may be replaced.
d)
Fuel filters may be added.
e)
Fuel pumps and fuel pressure regulators must remain standard.
f)
The injectors must be standard units as per the homologated motorcycle.
g)
Bell mouths must be as originally produced by the manufacturer for the homologated
machine.
h)
One way valves must be fitted on the fuel vent lines leading to the breather box.
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12.26
Cylinder head
a)
No modifications are allowed whatsoever
b)
No material may be added to, or removed from the cylinder head.
c)
The cylinder head gasket may be changed, except for in the SuperJunior class where it must remain
standard.
e)
f)
The valves, valve seats, guides, springs and retainers must be as originally produced by the
manufacturer for the homologated machine. Any modifications or repairs to the valve seats shall
only be permitted where allowed for and specifically detailed in the relevant workshop manual
(not tuning manual). No modifications may be made to the valves, even where such modifications
are provided for in the relevant workshop manual.
Valve spring shims are not allowed unless fitted as standard to the homologated machine.
12.27
Camshaft (All classes)
No modifications are allowed.
12.28
a)
b)
c)
Cam Sprockets (All classes)
No dimensional modifications are allowed.
Degreeing of cams is allowed, except in the SuperJunior class.
Slotting of cam gears is allowed for degreeing purposes, except in the SuperJunior class.
12.29
Crankshaft (All classes)
a)
No modifications (including polishing and lightening) are allowed to either crankshafts or
flywheels.
c)
The balance shaft must remain in place and no modifications are allowed.
12.30
a)
b)
c)
Oil Pumps and Oil Lines (All classes)
No pump modifications are allowed.
Oil lines may be modified or replaced.
Oil lines containing positive pressure, if replaced, must be of metal reinforced construction with swaged
or threaded connectors.
12.31
Connecting Rods (All classes)
As homologated - no modifications are allowed (including polishing and lightening).
12.32
Pistons (All classes)
As homologated - no modifications are allowed (including polishing and lightening).
12.33
Piston Rings (All classes)
As homologated - no modifications are allowed.
12.34
Piston Pins and Clips (All classes)
As homologated - no modifications are allowed.
12.35
a)
b)
c)
Cylinders and Transmission Casings (All classes)
As homologated - no modifications are allowed.
No material may be added or removed from the cylinder and / or casings.
No sharp edges may be chamfered.
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d)
12.36
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
12.37
The gasket surface must be visually identical to a stock motorcycle.
Crankcase and all other Engine Casings (All classes)
No modifications are allowed.
Crankcase/gearbox casings, as well as ignition, clutch and generator covers may be protected by
additional means i.e. protective covers made of carbon / Kevlar or similar composites. The fitment of
such additional protection is highly recommended.
Engine case guards may be installed in the form of strengthened engine side covers. These covers must be
constructed of the same material and be no lighter in weight than the standard item.
The original crankcase covers may be modified subject to the position and dimensions of the covered
parts remaining unchanged.
Crankcases must remain as homologated. No modifications are allowed (including painting, polishing and
lightening).
It is not allowed to add a pump used to create a vacuum in the crankcase.
If a vacuum pump is installed on the homologated motorcycle then it may be used only as homologated.
Transmission/Gearbox
a)
For the SuperJunior class, no modifications are allowed to be made to the gearbox. Only
KTM and KTM Powerpart sprockets are allowed, either 41, 42 or 45 teeth only.
b)
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For all other classes:
Additions to the gearbox or selector mechanisms are not permitted, with the exception that
‘quick-shift’ systems are permitted. Such systems must either be as fitted to the homologated
motorcycle or aftermarket systems that appear on MSA’s homologated parts list.
Countershaft sprockets, rear wheel sprockets, chain pitch and size can be changed.
The undercutting of the gears is allowed for safety purposes.
The primary drive gear ratio must remain as homologated
The sprocket cover may be modified or eliminated.
Chain guard, as long as it is not incorporated in the rear fender, may be removed.
12.38
Clutch (All classes)
a)
No modifications are allowed.
b)
Only friction and drive discs may be changed (except in the SuperJunior class), but their number
must remain as original.
c)
Clutch springs may be changed, except in the SuperJunior class.
d)
No additional spacers may be added.
12.39
Spark plugs
a) Spark plugs may be replaced.
12.40
a)
b)
Generator/Electric Starter (All classes)
No modifications are allowed to rotors, stators or wiring.
The electric starter must operate normally and must always be able to start the engine during the
event and until such time as the time limit for protests has expired.
The engine must start and turn on its own power when the electric starter has stopped its procedure.
c)
12.41
Exhaust System
a)
Exhaust pipes, headers, silencers and hangers may be modified or replaced with aftermarket
alternatives in all classes except SuperJunior.
b)
In the SuperJunior class, only the original exhaust system or the manufacturer specified alternative
may be used.
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12.42
a)
b)
c)
d)
12.43
Fasteners (All classes)
Standard fasteners may be replaced with fasteners of any material and design, but titanium fasteners
may not be used. The strength and design must be equal to or exceed the strength of the standard
fastener it is replacing.
Fasteners may be drilled only for safety wire but intentional weight-saving modifications are not allowed.
Fairing/bodywork fasteners may be changed to a ‘quick-disconnect’ type.
Aluminium fasteners may only be used in non-structural locations.
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
The following items may be altered from those fitted to the homologated motorcycle, or replaced (All
classes):
Any type of lubrication, brake or suspension fluid may be used.
Any type of spark plugs (and plug caps) may be used.
Any tyre inner tube (if fitted) or inflation valves may be used.
Wheel balance weights may be discarded, changed or added to.
Gaskets and gasket materials.
Painted external surface finishes and decals.
Bearings may be changed but their type and construction must remain as homologated.
The radiator overflow bottle may be replaced, subject to compliance with Art. 12.45 (h).
Any brake pads may be used.
12.44
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
k)
l)
m)
The following items MAY be removed (All classes):
Instruments, instrument brackets and associated cables
Horn
License plate bracket
Toolbox
Tachometer
Speedometer
Radiator fan
Passenger foot rests
Passenger grab rails
Chain guard as long as it is not incorporated in the rear fender
Bolt-on accessories on the rear sub-frame
Thermostat
Noise reduction flaps in the inlet tract, subject to prior approval from the Technical Consultant.
12.45
a)
The following requirements MUST be complied with (All classes):
All motorcycles must be equipped with functional ignition kill switch or a button mounted on the
handlebars, within reach of the hands while on the hand-grips and that is capable of stopping a running
engine.
Throttle controls must be self-closing when not held by the hand.
Safety bars, centre and side stands must be removed (fixed brackets must remain).
All drain plugs must be wired. External oil filter(s) and screws, plugs and bolts that enter an oil cavity must
be safety-wired, as must the oil filler cap.
Where breather or overflow pipes are fitted they must discharge via existing outlets.
The original closed breather system must be retained. No direct atmospheric emission is permitted.
Where an oil breather pipe is fitted, the outlet must discharge into a catch tank located in an easily
accessible position and which must be emptied before the start of a practice session or race.
The minimum size of any such catch tank shall be 250cc for gearbox breather pipes and 500cc for
engine breather pipes.
Headlamps, rear lamps, mirrors and turn indicators must be removed, but the profile and frontal
appearance, including the turn indicator shape where this is moulded into the fairing, must be retained.
Any openings left by the removal of items must be covered by a suitable material.
Protective ‘shark fins’ must be fitted to prevent the possibility of fingers being trapped between
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
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k)
the chain and rear sprocket.
Front brake calipers and brake lever retaining pins must be safety-wired or otherwise additionally
secured.
12.46
Additional Equipment (All classes)
Additional equipment not on the original homologated motorcycle may not be added (i.e. data
acquisition, computers, recording equipment, etc.). The only exceptions to this rule are that the use of
on-board lap timers is allowed, and on-board cameras or similar devices may be used subject to the
sealing of said units at scrutineering. These seals must remain intact for the duration of the event, and
for one hour following the completion of the last race of the event for the class concerned. The seals
may only be broken with the express approval of the Technical Consultant and/or Clerk of the Course,
and only in instances where the footage is required by the television production company and/or race
officials.
12.47
Telemetry/Data Logging
a)
The use of telemetry is not permitted in any of the classes.
b)
12.48
Data logging is permitted only in the SuperGP and SuperMasters classes, subject to the units used
appearing on the homologated parts list and further subject to the application of an all-inclusive
retail price cap of an amount of R20 000 (excl. VAT), with an allowance for exchange rate
fluctuations. Items such as wheel speed sensors, potentiometers and brake pressure sensors are
considered together with the base unit in the calculation of the price cap.
Non-Compliant Parts/Components (All classes)
Any part/component found not to comply with the regulations, and which is incapable of being brought
back into specification in a permitted manner, may be confiscated and retained by MSA to prevent its
continued use in events.
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