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.

Please also take a few moments to make sure you understand the Race Series Format and check out the Class Regulations that describe in detail which machines are eligible for which classes.

Our meetings will be conducted under the Motorcycling New Zealand Inc. Manual of Motorcycle Sport (please ensure you have read and understood this manual) and the following Supplementary Regulations:


  1. Classes will include: Senior Trophy, Intermediate Trophy, Junior Trophy, Super Motard Trophy, F1, F2, F3, BEARS F1 & F2, Thunderbike Senior, Thunderbike Intermediate, Pro Twins. Refer to the Class Regulations.
  2. All competitors must enter either Senior, Intermediate, Super Motard or Junior Trophy first. With the exception of Junior Trophy, once a Trophy class is entered then you can cross enter into a Sprint Cup Class on the same or another machine.
  3. All classes will face possible consolidation if 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.
  4. There will be a maximum of 40 riders per grid for all classes except Super Motard which in line with Manual of Motorcycle Sport rule 20.12 will be limited to a maximum of 30.   First in first served,  based on when your entry was paid.
  5. VMCC Clubman Junior riders may not cross enter into other classes.
  6. All entries paid within 5 days of event may incur a $40 late payment fee.

Race Day

  1. On race day at Manfeild, machine inspection will not begin until the air fence has been fully erected at the start of the front straight.  Preference will be given to those riders who helped set up the air fence.
  2. Bike 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 can 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 are deemed to be unsafe will be instantly excluded from the meeting.
  4. Further to MNZ rule 10.13 any machine fitted with an internal “cartridge” type oil filter is to have its oil filter cover / housing secured with stiff-nut type locking nuts, where bolts are employed to secure this cover they are to be mechanically retained with lock wire. All spin-on type filters are to be secured by lockwire via a hose clamp or lockwire holes if manufactured with them.
  5. All competing machines must have a clearly visible Race Number(s) in accordance with the requirements of your specific class as outlined in the VMCC class rules.
  6. Points will not be accrued for any rider that fails to attach their transponder.
  7. The engines of competitors’ machines must not be started until after the completion of riders briefing.

Riding Gear

  1. All riding equipment must be in good condition and follow MNZ rule 8.1.b or 8.1.c for Super Motard.
  2. Helmet details must be entered into the competitor’s MNZ log book as per MNZ rule 8.2.
  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) is required to be located within each pit, but ideally one per machine.


  1. Starting grids will be determined by the 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, classes will be arranged in one grid according to the time 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 / MNZ Steward.


  1. All new riders in any class shall wear an orange vest (Senior riders require two stamps, Junior riders require 10 stamps within their MNZ logbook to no longer be considered a new rider).
  2. 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 officials & must at all times follow their direction(s).
  3. 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.
  4. If a competitor misses the start of the warm-up lap said competitor will start the race from the pit lane controlled by Flag Point 1 at the discretion of the Clerk of Course.
  5. 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.
  6. Races will be started by Lights (count-up style), with the provision for flag start if required on the day. The procedure for race starts will be covered in the riders briefing. If flag start is required:
    1. A red flag will be held by the starter at the side of track, once the red flag has come in riders will be under the starters orders.  The starter will then drop the green flag to start the race.
  7. If the start of a race needs to be aborted, the red flag will be waved.  You are to complete a lap of the circuit at a slow pace and form up in pit lane to await further instruction.
  8. The 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 MNZ 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 MNZ rule 10.6d.


  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 the Manual of Motorcycle Sport (MNZ rule 5.10).
  2. No Open toe footwear to be worn in pitlane or within the boundary of the track.
  3. No alcohol, drugs (MNZ 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 MNZ 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.