Supplementary Regulations

Supplementary Regulations

These are the Supplementary Regulations which, along with the Motorcycling New Zealand inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport (road), are the regulations under which the VMCC TSS Motorcycles Road Race Series will be run.

They should be read in conjunction with the Class Regulations that describe in detail what machines can be entered into which race Classes’, championship Cups’, and ‘Trophy Championships’.

Entries

    1. Classes eligible to compete in the Junior Trophy Championship and associated championship Cups:
        1. VMCC Junior Supersport 300; VMCC Development; Supersport 150; VMCC Clubmans Junior.
    2. Classes eligible to compete in the Senior Trophy Championship and associated championship Cups:
        1. VMCC Formula 1; VMCC Formula 1 BEARS; VMCC Formula 2; VMCC Formula 2 BEARS.
    3. Classes eligible to compete in the Intermediate Trophy Championship and associated championship Cups:
        1. Superlite; 125GP & 250 Mono; 650cc Pro Twins; Super Twin; Supersport 300; Super Moto; Super Moto Open; Road Racing Post Classic Formula Three (made before 1990); Road Racing Post Classic Formula Three (made before 1996).
    4. Classes eligible to compete in the Post Classic Trophy Championship and associated championship Cups:
        1. Road Racing Post Classic (machines under 600cc, made before 1990); Road Racing Post Classic (machines under 600cc, made before 1996).
        2. Road Racing Post Classic (machines 600cc and over, made before 1990); Road Racing Post Classic (machines 600cc and over, made before 1996).
    5. Competitors must enter one or more Trophy Championships, and all championship Cups within a Trophy Championship that their machine(s) are eligible for (see the Class Regulations for details).
    6. If a competitor chooses to enter more than one Trophy Championship it is their responsibility alone to ensure they have enough pit crew support to participate if those Trophy Championships run back-to-back on the day of the event. Races can not be delayed to accommodate competitors entering back-to-back Trophy Championships.
    7. VMCC Clubmans Junior competitors may not enter into any other Classes, championship Cups, or Trophy Championships.
    8. Only one competitor/rider may be covered by an individual entry.
    9. Sharing a single bike between multiple competitors/riders in the same class is not permitted.
    10. Any Class, championship Cup, or Trophy Championship will face possible consolidation with other Classes, championship Cups, or Trophy Championships if a minimum number of 6 entries are not met 5 days before the event. Those racing in these consolidated classes will not accrue points. Trophies will not be presented for classes that have less than the minimum requirement of 6 entries per round.
    11. There will be a maximum of 40 riders per Trophy Championship grid.
    12. Entries will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis,  based on when the entry was paid.
    13. Entries will be accepted in line with Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 5.
    14. VMCC reserves the right to refuse any competitor’s entry. If an entry is refused this will be communicated to the competitor, and any monies paid by the competitor will be refunded.
    15. Any entry paid less than 5 days before the event may incur a $40 late payment fee.
    16. Competitors must be 15 years or over, unless the Class Regulations for a specific Class specify otherwise.

Race Day

    1. All machines are to be prepared in accordance with Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 10.
    2. Machine check will be conducted by the VMCC appointed machine examiners who will examine all machines prior to Riders’ Briefing. Successfully passed machines will be given a sticker that must be displayed and visible on the dummy grid.  Machines not displaying this sticker will not be permitted on to the track for practice or race.  Competitors machines may also be inspected at random during the day.
    3. Machines that are found to be in breach of any applicable VMCC or MNZ rules, or that are deemed to be unsafe will be immediately excluded from the meeting.
    4. All machines must have clearly visible Race Number(s) in accordance with the requirements of your specific class as outlined in the Class Regulations.
    5. Points will not be accrued for any rider that fails to attach their transponder.
    6. The engines of competitors’ machines must not be started until after the completion of riders briefing.
    7. SMOKING IN REFUELING PITS IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN BY ALL PERSONS.

Riding Gear

    1. All riding equipment must be in good condition and meet the requirements outlined in the Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 8 paying particular attention to 8.1.b, or 8.1.c for Super Motard classes.
    2. Helmet details must be entered into the competitor’s MNZ log book.
    3. Back and chest protectors are mandatory.
    4. Examination will be conducted by the Motorcycling New Zealand steward(s) or their nominated officials on request or while on the dummy grid.
    5. At least one fire extinguisher (minimum 1kg weight) is required to be visibly present within each rider’s pit, but ideally one per machine.

Qualifying

    1. Starting grids will be determined by qualifying times. The starting grids will be posted in the office at the conclusion of the qualifying session(s).
    2. Where two or more Classes are racing together in a championship Cup or Trophy Championship, riders will be arranged in a single grid according to their fastest combined times obtained during qualifying.
    3. Qualification for the race will be within 115% of the fastest lap time set in qualifying. Failure to achieve this time may result in a rider being moved to a lower class at the discretion of the Clerk of Course and MNZ Steward.

Race

    1. All new competitors in any class are required to wear an orange high visibility vest over their leathers.  Junior competitors require attendance at 10 events to no longer be considered a new competitor. All other competitors require attendance at 2 events to no longer be considered a new competitor. Proof of these events will be taken from the validated entries in their logbook.
    2. Any competitor under the age of 15 is required to wear an orange high visibility vest over their leathers for every event in which they compete.
    3. Exiting the pits at Manfeild will be via the dummy grid only, not via garages on pit lane. Exiting the pits at Taupo may be via the dummy grid or via garages on pit lane. All riders exiting from the pits are under the control of VMCC and MNZ officials and must at all times follow their direction(s).
    4. A 5 minute and 2 minute call will be made over the loudspeaker before pit lane entry gate opens. Pit lane entry will be open for 30 seconds only.
    5. If a competitor misses the start of the warm-up lap they will start the race from the pit lane at the discretion of the Clerk of Course.
    6. Competitors must form up on the grid as quickly as possible. Any rider that is deemed by the Steward or Clerk of Course to have delayed the starting of a race will be excluded or relegated.
    7. Races will be started by Lights (count-up style), with the provision for flag start if required on the day. The procedures for race starts will be covered in the riders briefing.
    8. Track lights may be used as well as flags at designated flag points.
    9. Any machine that crashes will have the bike check sticker removed.
    10. For the definition of a crash refer to Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 14 rule 14.1.d.
    11. Noise emission: the noise limit at Manfeild Motorsport Park and Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park is 95 db. This will be independently monitored during the course of the meeting. Any machines found to be above this limit may be excluded from the meeting. refer to Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 10 rule 10.8a.

Conduct

    1. Riders are responsible for the behaviour of non-members/guests that they bring to MNZ events or other activities. This includes family, friends, pit crew and other supporters. They must ensure that their guests comply with the minimum standards of behaviour set out in Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 5  rule 5.10.
    2. No Open toe footwear to be worn in pitlane or within the boundary of the track.
    3. No alcohol, drugs (Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 6 rule 6.29), or dogs in pits or within the boundary of the track.
    4. Smoking is permitted within designated areas, no smoking, is allowed within the pits.
    5. Victoria Motorcycle Club supports MNZ’s zero tolerance on drugs and alcohol in sport. Please be aware of Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport Chapter 6 rule 6.29. Alcohol and/or drug testing may occur at VMCC events. Anyone found to have a not negative result when tested will be banned from entering any further VMCC events, this is in addition to penalties imposed by MNZ.