REGULATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE 2019 KWAZULU-NATAL ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP
MSA KWAZULU-NATAL MOTORSPORT CIRCULAR KZ04/19(161435/134)
The following are the Standing Supplementary Regulations (SSR’s) for the 2019 MSA KwaZulu-Natal Enduro Championship.
Note: These regulations are to be read in conjunction with theGeneral Competition Rules (GCR’s) and2019 MSA SA National Enduro Standing Supplementary Regulations (SSR’s). In the event that there is any conflict between regional and national rules, the national rules shall, at all times prevail.
The controllers of the Championship shall be the MSA KwaZulu-Natal Regional Motorsport Committee.
2.1) For all regional championship classes, racing numbers shall be allocated by MSA’s Head Office personnel. Numbers meeting the specifications set out in the 2019 MSA SA National Enduro SSR’s (Article 14), must be placed on front number board and both side number boards of the motorcycle.
2.2) For Club and other non-championship classes, black numbers on a yellow backing board are required.
2.3) Club championship & non-championship events will be run in conjunction with Regional Championship events.
2.4) Regional Championship events may be run in conjunction with National Championship events.
- DOMICILE OF COMPETITORS
The championship shall be open to persons normally resident in KwaZulu-Natal /Northern Regions
- ELIGILIBILITY OF COMPETITORS AND MOTORCYCLE
Per 2019 MSA SA National Enduro SSR’s (Articles 9 a & b).
If the rider does NOT compete in any Junior Regional Championship, then, age permitting, he/she may compete in a Regional Championship class.
- 200cc E1
Open to riders from the year of their 16th birthday and older (Two-stroke: 125 to 200cc and Four-stroke: 150 to 250cc)
- Open E2
Open to riders from the year of their 18th birthday and older (Two-stroke: over 201cc and Four-stroke: over 251cc)
Open to riders from the year of their 36thbirthday and older. The class will be open to any capacity motorcycle, applicable to 200cc and open classes. The organisers shall decide on a shorter distance, which will be as close to 75% of the full National class distance, as practically possible.
Open to riders from the year of their 46th birthday and older. The class will be open to any capacity motorcycle applicable to 200cc and open classes. The organisers shall decide on a shorter distance, which will be a minimum of 50% (or a maximum of 2 racing laps) of the full National class distance.
- High School
Open to riders from the year of their 15th birthday, to 31 December of the year in which their 18thbirthday occurs. Maximum capacity motorcycle of 125cc. The organisers shall decide on distance to be run, which will be a minimum of 50% and maximum of 75% of the full National class distance.
- Club Class
Additional non-championship club/social classes will be run simultaneously with the championshipclasses in an event.
Club Class (Any rider not competing in any other class)
Club Juniors16 years and older and not yet 21 (this is open to riders who are able to ride an 85cc, 125cc, 150cc).
Grand Masters(Open to riders from the year of their 55th birthday and older)
Bike capacity is not stipulated for Senior, Masters and club/social (21 and Over) classes. Further, Senior, Masters and club/social classes are not eligible for the Overall qualification.
- Regional – This class is only open to riders eligible to compete in the area where the event is being held.
5.2) Should a rider wish to change class during a championship season, his existing
championship points will not be transferred from the old class to the new class and if his competition number is class specific, he must obtain a new competition number.
- AIM OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP
The aim of the Championship will be to declare MSA KwaZulu-Natal Enduro Champions in the abovementioned championship classes.
- EVENT DISTANCES
Championship events shall be of a minimum distance of 100 kilometres, and a maximum distance of 150km, over unseen cross-country routes, controlled by manned or mechanical check points, and shall be run during daylight hours. The Organiser/Clerk of the Course will decide upon the number of laps to be ridden, and this decision will be conveyed to the competitors at riders’ briefing, and via the official notice board. Senior, Master and social class riders will generally compete over two thirds of the distance of the full length classes. The Organiser/Clerk of the Course shall similarly have authority to determine and convey the decision in this regard to the competitors.
The Number of Laps at an Enduro will be determined by the organisers and may be varied at the discretion of the COC.
- NUMBER OF EVENTS
The Championship shall consist of a minimum of Six (6) events, and the number of events which areretained and scored shall be as set out in GCR 233 of the MSA General Competition Rules.
Where there are 7 events 6 will be scored.
- THE START AND FINISH
- a) The start shall be a staggered start, at timed intervals. There will be a maximum of six (6) competitors per grid.
- b) Top seeded riders will start at the front of the field. On recommendation of the Organisers,the Clerk of Course.
- c) The minimum numbers of starters ineach class shall be an average of six forthe seasonto declare the class a championship class. If there are insufficientstarters; the event may be run as a non-qualifying championship event, decided by the Clerk of the Course.
- d) Seeding for the first race of the season will be done on the previous year’s OverallChampionship points:
d.1) Seeding for the second event will be based on the current years Overall
d.2) Riders shall be seeded and placed directly onto the start grid.
d.3) Any clash with the seeding of any event will be resolved by the Clerk of the Course, whose decision will be final.
- e) At the start of each day’s run, the starting signal will be given at the exact time a rider is due to start.
A rider’s start time will commence even if the rider has not started or is late.
- Any rider not carrying 1 (one) litre of drinking fluid, a medical board and a first aid kit will not be allowed to start the day’s run – Refer ART. 39 b) (xiv).
- The start will take placewith the machine stationary and engine running.
- Once the leading rider has crossed the finish line and received the chequered flag, the race will be deemed as finished.
- All riders that then cross the finish line, will equally be shown the chequered flag, ending their race, irrespective of the fact that they may have not completed the required number of laps.
- All riders will be deemed as finishers provided they have completed at least 66% of the required number of laps applicable to that rider’s class entered, and shall be recorded on the results sheets in the order of finishing, but below those competitors that had completed more laps than that rider.
- THE ROUTE
10.1) The route shall be marked and maintained as set out in the 2019 MSA SA National Enduro SSR’s (Article 28), and the penalty for a competitor leaving the route and re-joining it to its positional advantage shall be exclusion from the event.
10.2) In the event that a competitor loses a route card, (which means that he will not show anyroute check indicators on that lap), and provided his time for that ‘lost card lap’ is not obviously shorter than his other ‘retained card laps’, then the penalty for that lost card shall be 1 hour or time of the slowest lap plus time at discretion of the COC on consideration of all the rider’s lap times.
10.3) Where the route of an event crosses a public road – Refer to GCR 243 and 2019MSA SA National Enduro SSR’s (Article 20)
- All competitors must come to a complete standstill (wheels not turning and the vehicle notin motion)with one foot on the ground.
- Stop warning signs advising of the crossing must be posted before the crossing (the nature of the terrain to be taken into consideration) alternatively a cordoned off funnel area or any such route control will serve as adequate notification of such road crossing.
- Stop signs will be placed immediately before the crossing.
- FAILURE TO STOP – with a foot on the ground – WILL RESULT IN a 60- minute penalty
- It is the rider’s responsibility to execute a STOP.
- It is not the responsibility of the Organisers or Officials to ensure a STOP is executed.
10.4) GPS – With the world wide progression to marking of routes by GPS, WFO club has taken the decision to phase in the use of GPS as the main marking solution for our races over the next two racing seasons. Routes will be marked as per usual with all important directions and hazards clearly marked, but with 25% less marking done via the traditional stickers in between the tricky stuff. We are not making it compulsory to race with a GPS, however with reduced marking of routes it would be in your best interests to ride with a GPS. The GPS route will be available to download at registration by our GPS Steward and will not be available before this time. Reason for this is that due to various factors it is necessary for the GPS route to be recorded on the morning of the race to obtain absolute accuracy in race day conditions. The COC will be using GPS information more often and we encourage riders to embrace this new direction the club has chosen to follow.
- RESULTS AND SCORING
11.1 In each class, the rider who completes the race in the lowest net time, after the addition of any
penalties, will be declared the winner.
11.2 No rider will go out on the route once the lead rider has completed the required number of
laps. A rider stopped under this rule will still be deemed a finisher, provided the minimum
number of laps specified for the class entered, has been met.
11.3 The provisional results will be checked and signed by theClerk of the Course and then posted on the Notice Board, with the time of posting noted. Any protest against the provisional results is to be made in accordance with the procedures laid down in the2019MSA GCR Handbook.
11.4 Thirty minutes after posting, in absence of any protest, the results will be final. Championship
points will be awarded in each event in each class (including overall) as follows:
Position Points Position Points Position Points
1: 400 18: 100 35: 22
2: 360 19: 90 36: 20
3: 330 20: 85 37: 18
4: 300 21: 80 38: 16
5: 270 22: 75 39: 14
6: 250 23: 70 40: 12
7: 230 24: 65 41: 10
8: 210 25: 60 42: 9
9: 190 26: 55 43: 8
10: 180 27: 50 44: 7
11: 170 28: 45 45: 6
12: 160 29: 40 46: 5
13: 150 30: 35 47: 4
14: 140 31: 30 48: 3
15: 130 32: 28 49: 2
16: 120 33: 26 50: and onwards,
17: 110 34: 24 all finishersscore 1
- REFUEL AREA
12.1) The pit/refuel marshal shall be an appointed observer
12.2) Any rider failing to:
- i) switch off their motors and dismount whilst refuelling (EXCLUSION).
- ii) enter the refuel area in first gear, max 20 Km/H
- iii) use an environmental mat (60 min penalty)
- iv) have an MSA approved 2.5 kg fire extinguisher, located next to the vehicle beingrefuelled (60 min penalty)
- v) ensure that No smoking occurs within 5 meters of the refuelling and fuel containers
- vi) ride his motorcycle / quad in first gear out of the refuel area will be subject to a 2minute stop/go penalty which will be enforced by the pit marshal
- vii) Refer Article 22 in the 2019 MSA SA National Enduro SSR’s
- ORGANISERS’ POINTS
Once in a Championship year a
13.1) Riders may organise an event and will not be precluded from competing in that event by virtue of their involvement in the organising.
13.2) Alternatively such rider/riders may choose to be awarded, points equal to their best result for the year.
13.3) The names of the rider organisers must be submitted in writing to the Regional Secretary,MSA prior to the event taking place.
13.4) To be eligible for these championship points, an organiser must help find route and set the course, and be a marshal or official on the race day. Points will not be awarded to competitors who have only done marshaling duty on race day.
- RESOLVING A TIE
In the event of a tie in points scored, the competitor with the greater number of first places, failing which, second places and so onwards, shall be declared the Champion, and should this procedure not resolve a tie, the Controllers shall declare the winner on such a basis as they deem fit. Refer to Article 7 b) in the 2019MSA SA National Enduro SSR’s.
- DECLARATION OF CHAMPION
The Controllers, at their sole discretion, are responsible for declaring the winner of a Championship. They
are entitled to withhold such declaration from any competitor.
- CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR
The Championship year shall run from 1st January to 31st December of each calendar year.
|17.1||Failure to hand in an Evaluation Report Form within
30 minutes of finishing a race
|17.2||1 missed checkpoint on a Lap||15 minutes|
|17.3||2 missed checkpoints on a Lap||30 minutes plus time at the discretion of
|17.4||3 missed checkpoints on a Lap||1 hour or time of the slowest lap plus time
at the discretion of the COC on
consideration of all the riders lap times
|17.5||Loss of a Stamp Card||1 hour or time of the slowest lap plus
time at the discretion of the COC on
consideration of all the riders lap times
|17.6||If a competitor returns an unrealistic fast lap time
and it is obvious that the competitor has
deviated from the route thereby gaining a time
advantage over other competitors
|30 minutes per occurrence plus the
estimated time advantage gained by
|17.7||Failing to refuel on an environmental mat||60 minutes|
|17.8||Failing to have a 2.5kg fire extinguisher available||60 minutes|
|17.9||Jumping queues at checkpoints||30 minutes|
|17.10||Failing to stop at a road crossing||60 minutes|
|17.11||Rider replenishment at the time check control table||1 minute|
- EXCLUSIONS(Refer to Article 39 in the 2019 MSA SA National Enduro SSR’s)
18.1) Failing to attend riders’ briefing.
18.2) A rider or his Pit Crew not wearing a crash helmet whilst riding a Motorcycle
18.3) Any rider receiving help, tools and spares outside the specially demarcated pit area, other thanfrom another competitor or official.
18.4) Knowingly proceeding down the route in the wrong direction.
18.5) Allowing a non-competitor to be in control of a competing machine before, during or after anevent.
18.6) Behaving in a manner likely to prejudice the interest of motor sport generally.
18.7) Driving dangerously or without due consideration to other riders, spectators and/or property.
18.8) Carrying any passengers during the race other than officials or stranded competitors.
18.9) Consuming drugs or alcohol before, or during the race.
18.10) Any rider who is not an organiser of the event found to have ridden over or in the vicinity ofthe route a period of 30 days prior to an event. The foregoing, however, does not apply to legitimate participation in an event that may cross or use roads previously used within 28 days. (See SSR 334 in the 2019 MSA SA National Cross Country Mcycles & Quads SSR’s. The only exception is a rider, who has been called in by the organisers, to advise or to represent the farmer in a technical capacity.
18.11) Not carrying a First Aid Kit at any time during the race.
18.12) The swapping of motorcycles during the race.
18.13) Not refuelling in the demarcated refuel area.
18.14) Not cutting the motor while refuelling.
18.15) Being seated on the motorcycle while refuelling.
18.16) Carrying of fuel in any non-approved container on the motorcycle, or in a container not securelyfixed to the motorcycle, whilst racing.
18.17) Any rider seen in taped off/excluded areas, or disobeying any instructions given at riders’ briefing concerning among others, no-go routes or areas.
18.18) Any competitor “testing” a motorcycle before the event without the express permission of the Clerk of the Course.
18.19) After cut-off time riders shall not be permitted to ride motorcycles on the track, pit area or carpark. (See also rule 18.8).
18.20) Any Clubman rider found starting with the Regional riders.
18.21) Being accompanied by a retired or non-competitor.
18.22) Failing to hand in a route card.
18.23) Riding their motorcycle after finishing.
- OVERALL REGIONAL NON-CIRCUIT CHAMPIONSHIP (SENIOR)
Open to all Regional and National non-circuit licence holders. This Championship will be scored
from the best two (2) rounds of each, Enduro, KZNXC and Motocross (Enduro Class). Points will be allocated according the riders overall finishing position (MX will be scored on all heats). If a rider is competing in a Regional MX class, his points from the Enduro Class will only be used for this Championship, and not count towards the day’s results for this class.