Race Class Regulations

Race Class Regulations

These Race Class Regulations describe in detail what machines can be entered into which race Classes’, championship Cups’, and ‘Trophy Championships’ in the VMCC TSS Motorcycles Road Race Series.

They should be read in conjunction with the Supplementary Regulations under which the race series will be run, and the Motorcycling New Zealand inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport (road).

All bikes entered into a ‘Trophy Championship’ will race on-track together.

Riders will accumulate points for each championship ‘Cup’ their machine is entered in, within a Trophy Championship’ race.

Riders will also accumulate points for the ‘Trophy Championship’ based on their overall placing in a ‘Trophy Championship’ race.

Trophy Championships, Cups, and Classes

Junior Trophy Championship

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The following Championship Cups and associated race Classes are eligible for inclusion in the Junior Trophy Championship:

Junior Supersport Cup

            1. VMCC Junior Supersport 300 class (defined in this Class Regulations page).
                1. Note:
                    1. Maximum 380cc.
                    2. Over 380cc must enter the Intermediate Trophy Championship’s Formula 3 Cup instead.
            2. VMCC Development class (defined in this Class Regulations page).

Supersport 150 Cup

            1. Supersport 150 class as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual Sport Appendix J.
            2. GIXXER 150 class as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual Sport Appendix K.

Clubmans Junior (non-Championship) Cup

A non-Championship class. Championship points are not awarded.  Rider positions and lap times are recorded for the VMCC Clubmans Junior class but are not included in the VMCC Junior Trophy class.

            1. VMCC Clubmans Junior class (defined in this Class Regulations page).

Senior Trophy Championship

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The Senior Trophy Championship exists for larger capacity ‘formula’ type machines manufactured after 1995. The championship Cups and associated race Classes included allow modifications to be carried out while still keeping a similar level of performance between machines.

The following Championship Cups and associated race Classes are eligible for inclusion in the Senior Trophy Championship:

Formula 1 Cup

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            1. VMCC Formula 1 class (defined in this Class Regulations page).

Formula 1 BEARS Cup

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            1. VMCC Formula 1 BEARS class (defined in this Class Regulations page).

Formula 2 Cup

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            1. VMCC Formula 2 class (defined in this Class Regulations page).

Formula 2 BEARS Cup

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            1. VMCC Formula 2 BEARS class (defined in this Class Regulations page).

Intermediate Trophy Championship

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The Intermediate Trophy Championship exists for smaller capacity ‘formula’ type machines. The championship Cups and associated race Classes included allow modifications to be carried out while still keeping a similar level of performance between machines.

The following championship Cups and associated race Classes are eligible for inclusion in the Intermediate Trophy Championship:

Formula 3 Cup

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The following race classes are eligible for inclusion within the VMCC F3 Cup class:

              1. Superlite class, prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Appendix B.
              2. 125GP & 250 Mono classes, prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Appendix G.
              3. 650cc Pro Twins class, prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Appendix E.
              4. Super Twin class, prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Appendix N.
              5. Supersport 300 class, prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Appendix I.
              6. Super Moto class prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 20
              7. Super Moto Open class prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 20

650cc Pro Twins Cup

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            1. 650cc Pro Twins class, prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Appendix E.

Super Twin Cup

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            1. Super Twin class, prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Appendix N.

Post Classic Pre ’89 F3 Cup

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            1. Road Racing Post Classic Formula Three class machines made before 1990, prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 17.

Post Classic Pre ’95 F3 Cup

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            1. Road Racing Post Classic Formula Three class machines made before 1996, prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 17.

Post Classic Trophy Championship

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The Senior Post Classic Trophy Championship exists for larger capacity Road Racing Post Classic machines prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 17.

The following championship Cups and associated race Classes are eligible for inclusion in the Senior Post Classic Trophy Championship:

Senior Post Classic Pre ’89 Cup

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Road Racing Post Classic machines 600cc and over, made before 1990, prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 17.

Senior Post Classic Pre ’95 Cup

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Road Racing Post Classic machines 600cc and over, made before 1996, prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 17.

Junior Post Classic Pre ’89 Cup

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Road Racing Post Classic machines under 600cc, made before 1990, prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 17.

Junior Post Classic Pre ’95 Cup

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Road Racing Post Classic machines under 600cc, made before 1996, prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 17.

VMCC Defined Classes

Race Classes referenced in the Race Class Regulations above that are not defined directly in the Motorcycling New Zealand inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport (road).

“VMCC Junior Supersport 300” Class

      1. Supersport 300 class machines prepared as per Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Appendix I.
      2. The maximum 4 stroke engine capacity size is 380cc Single Cylinder and 325cc for 2 cylinders maximum over size of 0.50mm is allowed.
      3. Competitors must be 15 years or older.

“VMCC Development” Class

      1. Up to 150cc 2 stroke; re-boring to maximum over size of 0.50mm is allowed.
      2. Up to 380cc single cylinder 4 stroke; re-boring to maximum over size of 0.50mm is allowed.
      3. Up to 325cc for 2 cylinder 4 stroke; re-boring to maximum over size of 0.50mm is allowed.
      4. All bikes must be street type road registrable mass production machines of any make sold or on sale in New Zealand, in standard specification.
      5. The motorcycles are not to be 125GP bikes.
      6. The minimum rider age limit for 2 stroke machines up to 150cc is 13 years, 15 years for all other bikes.

“VMCC Clubmans Junior” Class

      1. Up to 150cc 2 stroke.
      2. Up to 380cc single cylinder 4 stroke.
      3. Up to 325cc for 2 cylinder 4 stroke.
      4. 250cc 3 or 4 cylinder street type road registrable mass production machines of any make sold or on sale in New Zealand, in standard specification).
      5. The motorcycles are not to be 125GP bikes.
      6. The minimum rider age limit for 2 stroke machines up to 150cc is 13 years, 15 years for all other bikes.

Preparation of Motorcycle for Clubmans Junior

        1. All items not mentioned in the following must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer.
        2. All motorcycles are to be prepared in accordance with Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 10.
        3. In instances of wear and tear damage or failure, parts may be replaced but must not derive a performance advantage.
        4. Fuel refer to rule 10.21 and appendix D.
        5. All motorcycles must display the manufacturer’s vehicle identification number on the frame. Additional seat brackets may be added but none may be removed. Bolt on accessories to the sub frame may be removed.
        6. Number boards will follow MNZ rules 10.2 and 10.3 with white background and black numbers.

Modifications or Removal Allowed

        1. Footrests/foot controls must bolt on the frame in the original position and be same height and position as standard. Solid footrest are allowed.
        2. Handlebar height and angle of bars must remain standard.
        3. Hand controls: clutch and brake levers can be modified.
        4. Brake lines and brake pads can be modified.
        5. The speedo drive may be removed and replaced with a spacer.
        6. Fairing, front guard, windscreen and bodywork must retain the original shape as produced by the manufacturer, but these parts can be replaced with an exact cosmetic copy.
        7. Carbon fibre is restricted to the reinforcing parts only; carbon fibre cannot be used elsewhere. Small plastic cones/knobs may be added to the machine to minimise accident damage.
        8. All exposed edges must be rounded.
        9. Seat and seat base and associated bodywork may be replaced with parts of similar appearance as the original shape; the top portion of the seat may be modified to create a solo seat.
        10. Fuel lines may be replaced Quick connectors or dry break quick connectors may be used. Fuel line vents may be replaced. fuel filter may be fitted.
        11. Base and head gasket with standard parts, but must retain original thickness.
        12. Carburetor jetting / fuel injection tuning is allowed.
        13. External gearing and chains may be changed.
        14. Suspension springing and oil may be changed.
        15. Fasteners may be drilled for safety wire only. Fairing fasteners may be changed for quick disconnect type. Titanium/aluminium fasteners may not be used.
        16. All 4 stroke; standard headers aftermarket mufflers allowed.
        17. Rims may be changed, but must be production bike rims. No aftermarket or GP rims allowed.
        18. Motorcycle must be equipped with a functional ignition kill switch or button mounted on the handlebars that is capable of stopping a running engine.
        19. Where breather or overflow pipes are fitted they must discharge via existing outlets into a catch tank. The original closed system can be retained; no direct atmospheric emission is permitted.
        20. Instruments, horn, brackets and associated cables can be removed.
        21. Toolbox can be removed.
        22. Radiator fan and wiring can be removed.
        23. Rear guard / chain guard can be removed.
        24. Brake calipers must be lockwired.
        25. Lower chain guard or shark fin must be installed.

The following items must be removed

        1. Passenger footrests / grab rails unbolted only.
        2. Number plate / number plate bracket.
        3. Safety bars, centre and side stands (fixed/welded brackets must remain).
        4. Headlamp, rear lamp, blinkers.

Items not allowed

        1. The fitment of aftermarket traction control units.
        2. Rear shock and all linkages must remain standard modifications.
        3. Frame body and rear sub frame modifications.
        4. Emulator valves or modifications to damping mechanisms.
        5. The inner and outer front fork stanchion must remain standard.

The choice of tyre is optional

        1. Must be commercially available in New Zealand.
        2. Be worn no more than the tread depth indicators.
        3. In the event of the meeting being declared wet, a treaded DOT tyre MUST be used.

“VMCC Formula 1” Class

Machines manufactured after 1995.

Capacity Groups

        1. 601 – 1300cc maximum displacement, 4- 8 cylinders, 4-stroke.
        2. 680 – 1300 maximum displacement 3 cylinders 4-stroke.
        3. 751cc to open twin cylinder four stroke.
        4. 401 –  500cc maximum displacement, 4 cylinders, 2-stroke.
        5. 401 – 760cc maximum displacement 2 – 3 cylinders 2-stroke.

Engine Specifications

        1. Any aftermarket or race piston and ring set may be fitted provided the cylinder remains within the capacity limit.
        2. The original carburettor/fuel injection may be replaced by any brand or type.
        3. No turbocharging.
        4. No supercharging.
        5. No nitrous or other performance enhancing add ons of this type.
        6. No oval piston engines.

Preparation of Motorcycle

        1. All motorcycles are to be prepared in accordance with Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 10.
        2. Machines with re-bored cylinders must remain within the appropriate capacity limit.
        3. Machines must be fitted with clip-on or road style handlebars. No MX, Motard, Enduro or trail/dual purpose style of handle bars will be allowed.

Modifications permitted

Provided all the previous requirements are met all other items are unrestricted.

“VMCC Formula 1 BEARS” Class

Machines manufactured after 1995 in the UK, Europe or the Americas.

Capacity Groups

        1. 601 – 1300cc maximum displacement, 4- 8 cylinders, 4-stroke.
        2. 680 – 1300 maximum displacement 3 cylinders 4-stroke.
        3. 751cc to open twin cylinder four stroke.
        4. 351 –  500cc maximum displacement, 4 cylinders, 2-stroke.
        5. 401 – 760cc maximum displacement 2 – 3 cylinders 2-stroke.

Engine Specifications

        1. Any aftermarket or race piston and ring set may be fitted provided the cylinder remains within the capacity limit.
        2. The original carburettor/fuel injection may be replaced by any brand or type.
        3. No turbocharging.
        4. No supercharging.
        5. No nitrous or other performance enhancing add ons of this type.
        6. No oval piston engines.

Preparation of Motorcycle

        1. All motorcycles are to be prepared in accordance with Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 10.
        2. Machines with re-bored cylinders must remain within the appropriate capacity limit.
        3. Machines must be fitted with clip-on or road style handlebars. No MX, Motard, Enduro or trail/dual purpose style of handle bars will be allowed.

Modifications permitted

Provided all the previous requirements are met all other items are unrestricted.

“VMCC Formula 2” Class

Machines manufactured after 1995.

Capacity Groups

        1. 451 – 675cc 4 stroke 3 cylinders.
        2. 401 – 600cc 4 stroke 4 cylinders.
        3. 651 – 750cc 4 stroke 1 – 2 cylinders.
        4. 401 – 490cc production based 2 stroke.
        5. 261 – 351cc competition based 2 stroke.

Engine Specifications

        1. Any aftermarket or race piston and ring set may be fitted provided the cylinder remains within the capacity limit.
        2. The original carburettor/fuel injection may be replaced by any brand or type.
        3. No turbocharging.
        4. No supercharging.
        5. No nitrous or other performance enhancing add ons of this type.
        6. No oval piston engines.

Preparation of Motorcycle

        1. All motorcycles are to be prepared in accordance with Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 10.
        2. Machines with re-bored cylinders must remain within the appropriate capacity limit.
        3. Machines must be fitted with clip-on or road style handlebars. No MX, Motard, Enduro or trail/dual purpose style of handle bars will be allowed.

Modifications permitted

Provided all the previous requirements are met all other items are unrestricted.

“VMCC Formula 2 BEARS” Class

Machines manufactured after 1995 in the UK, Europe or the Americas.

Capacity Groups

        1. 451 – 675cc 4 stroke 3 cylinders.
        2. 401 – 600cc 4 stroke 4 cylinders.
        3. 651 – 750cc 4 stroke 1 – 2 cylinders.
        4. 401 – 490cc production based 2 stroke.
        5. 261 – 351cc competition based 2 stroke.

Engine Specifications

        1. Any aftermarket or race piston and ring set may be fitted provided the cylinder remains within the capacity limit.
        2. The original carburettor/fuel injection may be replaced by any brand or type.
        3. No turbocharging.
        4. No supercharging.
        5. No nitrous or other performance enhancing add ons of this type.
        6. No oval piston engines.

Preparation of Motorcycle

        1. All motorcycles are to be prepared in accordance with Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 10.
        2. Machines with re-bored cylinders must remain within the appropriate capacity limit.
        3. Machines must be fitted with clip-on or road style handlebars. No MX, Motard, Enduro or trail/dual purpose style of handle bars will be allowed.

Modifications permitted

Provided all the previous requirements are met all other items are unrestricted.