THE NETT-Mx ACU 2021 QUAD CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS By Iveston and Satley Motor Club
- 1.1 ANNOUNCEMENT
- 1.2 JURISDICTION
- 1.3 ELIGIBILITY - 2021
- 1.4 MACHINE / RIDER ELIGIBILITY
- 1.5 RIDERS QUALIFICATION 2021
- 1.6 ROUNDS
- 1.7 RECORDING
- 1.8 ENTRIES / REGISTRATION FEE
- 1.9 ENTRY REFUND
- 2.1 TECHNICAL CONTROL
- 2.2 SOUND
- 2.3 RIDING NUMBERS
- 2.4 SHIRT NUMBERS
- 2.5 NUMBER PLATES
- 2.6 CHOICE OF MACHINE
- 3.1 FLAG SIGNALS
- 3.2 PRACTICE / QUALIFICATION
- 3.3 RACES
- 3.4 RACE DURATION
- 3.5 STARTING POSITIONS
- 3.6 START
- 3.7 FALSE STARTS
- 3.8 STOPPING A RACE
- 3.9 CLASSIFICATION AT THE END OF A RACE
- 3.10 POINTS
- 3.11 TIES
- 3.12 OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE & COURSE CUTTING
- 4.1 CLASSIFICATION
- 4.2 COURSE RESTRICTIONS
- 4.3 2021 FORMAT
NETT-Mx will promote the ACU Northern Quadcross Championship
The meetings will be held under the National Sporting Code of the ACU, these Championship Conditions and any further Supplementary Regulations or Instructions issued or official announcements made.
The minimum level of insurance provided by the organisers is through an ACU Basic Permit. There is NO personal accident Insurance for competitors. Competitors are therefore strongly advised to purchase such cover which is available through the ACU website (www.acu.org.uk).
1.3 ELIGIBILITY - 2021
Open to riders holding current Motocross licences issued by the ACU / SACU or holding a current National licence issued by their European FMN. Any competitor not holding an ACU or SACU licence must provide proof of Insurance and a written start permission document issued by their FMN. To compete in each class riders must have reached the minimum age of the class they enter.
1.4 MACHINE / RIDER ELIGIBILITY
For Quads meeting current requirements as stated in the ACU Standing Regulations.
* Adult Support Class - Subject to the applicant holding an annual ATV licence issued by the ACU or SACU and having 2 yrs previous racing experience, if an applicant cannot meet the the above criteria then the minimum age is 16yrs.
Class, Rear Number Board Specifications and engine capacities/restrictions (as per 2021 ACU Standing Regulations),
Championship (Single Class)
White Board,black no, 15yrs*+
Advanced & Experienced Quad Riders. For machines up to 550cc max 2 Cylinder 2 stroke or up to 800cc 4 stroke max 1 cylinder
Supports* (Race with Over 40s)
White Board,black no, 15yrs*+
Club Riders For machines up to 550cc max 2 cylinder 2 stroke Or up to 800cc 4 stroke max 1 cylinder
Over 40 (Race with Supports but scored separately)
Yellow Board,black no, 40+
Riders over 40yrs for machines up to 550cc max 2 cylinder 2 stroke Or up to 800cc 4 stroke max 1 cylinder
50 STD (Race with 50s/100s but scored separately)
White board,black no, 6-9 yrs production class no power mods allowed up to a maximum of 50cc. Auto machines only.
50 Mod (Race with 50s/100s but scored separately)
Blue Board,white no, 6-9 yrs,cobra 50cc maximum. Auto machines only.
100 STD (Race with all 100cc but scored separately)
White Board black no, 8-13 yrs
Production Class, no power mod’s, max 100cc 2stroke /150cc 4 stroke air cooled auto machines only.
100 Mod (Race with all 100cc but scored separately)
Blue Board white no, 8-13 yrs
Performance Mod’s allowed, max 100cc 2stroke / 150cc 4 Stroke air cooled Automatic machines only
100 Open (Geared) (Race with all 100cc but scored separately)
Red Board white no, 9-13 yrs geared class, max 119cc 2 stroke / 179cc 4 stroke air cooled.
250 STD (Race with 250 class but scored separately)
White board black no, 11-16 yrs, maximum 200cc 2 stroke / 250 4 stroke air cooled, no power modifications allowed (wider axles and A-arms/suspension allowed)
250 Mod (Race with 250 class but scored separately)
Blue board white no, 11-16 yrs, maximum 239cc 2 stroke/299 4 stroke, air cooled, power mod’s allowed.
250 Open/Hybrids(Race with 250 class but scored separately)
Red Board white no, 14-17 yrs open class hybrids allowed, maximum 239cc 2 stroke/299cc 4 stroke.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO ENGINE DISPLACEMENT REDUCTIONS ARE ALLOWED i.e. SLEEVED DOWN BIGGER ENGINES TO FIT THE CC CRITERIA IN THE 100 OPEN, 250 MOD AND 250 OPEN ARE NOT ALLOWED.
1.5 RIDERS QUALIFICATION 2021
Open to a maximum of 38 riders in each class.
Competitors should check the Web site for event final instructions or amendments www.nettquad.co.uk
The official Points and rider positions by class will be recorded on Mylaps.co.uk
1.8 ENTRIES / MEMBERSHIP FEE
Riders are required to be club members (Membership Adult £55.00 and Youth £45.00) (Non members pay a £10 Surcharge per round entered).
To meet the ACU obligations on improved track-side medical assistance, the Club will levy a £5 per rider per day Medic Levy, payable within entry fee.
Riders must supply a transponder number with their membership form. (Transponders Hire is available from the organiser £10 per event+ race licence as deposit).
In addition to the above, riders must complete the Entry form provided by the club Online and forward each form to the Entry Secretary by the closing date. Each form must be accompanied by the Entry Fee of Adults £60.00/Youth 45.00 (including £5 medic levy).
Entries received from riders after the closing date will incur an additional charge of £10.00.
NETT-Club members will score Championship points but will only be recognised at the annual awards ceremony where present for the award.
The organiser reserves the right to refuse any entry without giving a reason
1.9 ENTRY REFUND
Refunds or entry credits will only be considered if the organiser is notified 48 hrs before the event &/or a doctors/hospital certificate is provided within 7 days, with the exception of concussion related episodes with are subject to specific ACU rules:
Concussion sustained at ACU events
After taking advice from both the ACU Medical Panel and Insurers it has been decided that if a competitor has been injured and is suffering from Concussion the Organiser is requested to inform the ACU office, primarily Gary Thompson who will transmit the information to the sporting Secretary, who in turn will inform the event organisers for the following week.
The ACU office will also inform the rider concerned to ensure he is aware of the situation and also the need that HE/SHE, the rider, is responsible for getting a letter from his own GP which clearly states he is fit to ride again.
The recovery time for anyone diagnosed with concussion was recently discussed at the ACU Medical Panel and are as follows:
Over 20 years of age: Excluded immediately for the following 48 hours, with a further 7 days (as a minimum) suspension from competition (nine days in total).
16-19 years of age: 12 days
15 and under of age: 23 days
For the avoidance of doubt the ACU office will hold a list of when a rider who has received concussion is released to participate in events again.
In the interests of rider safety, other competitors, marshals, event officials and spectators, there can be no exceptions to these ACU rules on concussion.
2.1 TECHNICAL CONTROL
Riders are allowed to use machines (max 2) as presented to Technical Control under their respective name and starting number. A machine can only be presented for technical Inspection under one rider’s name, unless one is shared by two riders, in which case it is presented with both riders’ numbers.
For machines Pre 2011 this test will prevail until the end of 2020.
96dB/A for 2 stroke and 94 dB/A for 4 strokes. Operate according to the FIM method, that is, instead of using the machine piston stroke to calculate the test R.P.M, the fixed RPM. According to the capacity must be used, with the exception of over 500cc 4 strokes.
Up to 85cc 8,000RPM
Over 85cc up to 125cc 7,000RPM
Over 125cc up to 145cc 6,500 RPM
Over 145cc up to 250cc 5,000RPM
Over 250cc up to 500cc 4,500 RPM
Over 500cc 4,000PRM
There is no 2 stroke / 4 stroke rev differential below 500cc. Due to the influence of temperatures on sound tests, all figures are correct at 20c. For tests taken at temperatures below 10c there will be a +1dB/A tolerance. For tests below 0c, a +2dB/A tolerance. There will be a +2dB/A tolerance allowed for post race sound tests.
For machines post 2011 the new 2metre max test will be the only official test.
The maximum sound limit accepted: 115dB/A - + 1 dB/A post race.
(81dB/A @ 100 metres)
Sound Control after a race – Any rider whose machine is above the limit (96dB/A for two stroke engines or 94db/a for four stroke engines+ 2dB/A post race tolerance) – whether it be one of the riders chosen at random or any other rider whose motorcycle is controlled/verified– may be penalised by having 1 minute added to his riding time in the race in question. Riders may be chosen by the use of ride by sound tests.
Should a machine become excessively noisy during a practice or racing session in the opinion of the Clerk of the Course, a board displaying “Noise” together with the offender’s number shall be shown to the rider in question at an appropriate place on the circuit. Once passing the board the rider must stop in a safe place. Under these circumstances no Sound Test shall be undertaken.
Any rider or entrant can protest to the Clerk of the Course about any issue. Any rider or entrant can protest a decision of the clerk of the course, the protest must be made in writing, signed & given to the clerk of the course or the club secretary no later than 30 minutes of the publication of the race results with a fee of £50 (non refundable).
Any rider or entrant can protest about engine size or engine technical issues of compliance, the protest must be made in writing, signed & given to the clerk of the course or the club secretary no later than 30 minutes of the publication of the race results with a fee of £50 (non refundable). An additional fee of £200 is required for this protest. The organisers reserve the right to refuse any protest. Part or the entire additional fee of £200 may be refunded, retained for the organisers for related expenses or may be given in part to the rider whose machine is tested. No other testing, examination or measuring of competitors machines is allowed. Should a protest be made that cannot be dealt with immediately the machine may continue to compete however it must be held by the organiser during the event & will be taken away from the meeting by the organisers & tested as soon as possible, the protester & rider may be present during the test. Refusal to release a rider’s machine to the organisers for testing will be the automatic loss of all 2020 championship points.
All Championship riders need a transponder for which it is their responsibility to ensure that it is fully charged (14 hours from completely flat as per the manufacturer’s instructions) and fitted to the machine used in all practices, qualifying sessions and races. The transponder required is an AMB/Mylaps Motocross type transponder, orange with a black base only.
Riders who do not own their own transponders can hire them for a fee of £10. The hirer will be required to leave an ACU licence only, or a drivers licence, £20 or similar as a deposit against the hire of a transponder.
The organisers and timekeepers will take no responsibility for the results of riders who fail to fit a transponder or charged transponder to their machine.
The timekeepers will invoice riders who lose a transponder the replacement cost.
Transponders can be purchased from HS Sport Ltd at Unit 5, Radnor Park Industrial Estate, Congleton, and Cheshire, CW12 4XN – Tel:01260275708
2.4 RIDING NUMBERS
Riding numbers should be agreed with the organiser.
2.5 SHIRT NUMBERS
Riders may if they wish wear numbered riding shirts or bibs, supplied by themselves, showing the number on the rear. The numbers on the shirts must be the same as on the machine.
2.6 NUMBER PLATES
All Quad machines must also be fitted with a front & rear number plate of a minimum size of 150mm x 150mm with the rear mounted behind the rider on the rear grab bar, and be in line with the machine reading left to right on both sides. The mounting bracket must not be higher than 150mm. Height of the number 100mm. Width of the number 80mm. Width of stroke 25mm. Space between two numbers 15mm.
Adult Background Number
Championship/Support White Black
Over 40’s Yellow Black
Youth – Quads
50cc Standard White Black
50cc Modified Blue White
100cc Standard White Black
100cc Modified Blue White
100cc Geared Red White
250cc Standard White Black
250cc Modified Blue White
250cc Open Red White
The number plate must always display the correct number of the rider.
2.7 CHOICE OF MACHINE
A maximum of two machines is permitted. Riders may only change machines between races.
3.1 FLAG SIGNALS
Red: ALL riders must stop - (riders must not pass a red flag unless authorised to do so and
then only proceed at a slow pace).
Yellow Motionless: Danger, take care. Drive slowly
Yellow Waved: Great danger, prepare to stop, no overtaking
Black with rider No: That rider to stop immediately and leave the track
Green: Under starters orders
White with Green cross: Medical attention necessary
All flag signals must be strictly adhered to. Failure to observe these signals may lead to disqualification.
3.2 PRACTICE / QUALIFICATION
Practice will be held on the morning of the meeting and will be a minimum of 2 laps; all riders must take part in the practice session
Three races counting towards the Championship will be held at each meeting (subject to conditions)
3.4 RACE DURATION
Championship 15 minutes + 1 lap
Support/Over 40 12 minutes + 1 lap
50cc 8 minutes + 1 lap
100cc 10 minutes + 1 lap
250cc 12 minutes + 1 lap
NETT Sidecars 12 minutes + 1 lap
Race times may be varied subject to conditions
3.5 STARTING POSITIONS
For NETT classes, there will be no pre-determined starting positions, so please ensure you are at the line in good time for your race.
The start will be live engine, clutch type.
A maximum of 17 machines will go to the front row and the remainder will go on a second row. All 17 positions on the front row must be filled before riders can take a position on the back row. (The exception to this is the Youth Standard & Stock classes) Once a rider has taken his place at the start gate he cannot change it.
A rider is deemed to be under starters orders when the first rider is called to the start line. Any rider who fails to be ready to start within two minutes of the first rider reaching the start line or who causes a start to be unnecessarily delayed in the opinion the starter or the Clerk of the Course may be disqualified from that race.
The starter will hold up a green flag from which moment the riders are under his control until all riders are on the start line. When all the riders are on the start line the starter’s assistant will hold up a 15 second board for 15 seconds. At the end of the 15 seconds a 5 second board will be shown and the gate will drop between 5 and 10 seconds after the 5 second is shown.
No one except RIDERS and OFFICIALS shall be permitted in the area of the starting gate. Riders may only “groom” behind the start gate and no tools or outside assistance are allowed.
3.7 FALSE STARTS
All false starts shall be indicated by waving a red flag. All riders should go back to the original starting positions and await further instructions.
Any rider not admitted in the initial start cannot be introduced after a false start.
3.8 STOPPING A RACE
The Clerk of the Course has the right, for safety reasons or other cases of force majeure, to stop a race prematurely or to cancel a part or the whole of a meeting.
The Clerk of the Course may exclude one or more riders, deemed to be at fault for the race being stopped, from taking part in the restart.
If a Championship race is stopped before 50% of the planned race time there may be a complete restart. This will be deemed a new race.
Restarts will take place as soon as possible.
In the event of a complete re-start riders who missed the original start are not permitted to participate in the re-start.
If a race has to be stopped after the leader has completed half of the race time, (not including any extra laps), it will be considered to have finished.
The order of classification shall be based upon the order of last crossing the finish line prior to the showing of the red flag, and only competitors who are racing at the showing of the red flag and have completed 50% of the number of laps (rounded down) completed by the race leader will be classified.
If a race has to be stopped after the leader has taken the chequered flag they will be classified as having finished the race.
The order of classification for those riders who have not taken the chequered flag shall be based upon the order of last crossing the finish line prior to the showing of the red flag, and only competitors who are racing at the showing of the red flag and have completed 50% of the overall race distance (rounded down) will be classified.
3.9 CLASSIFICATION AT THE END OF A RACE
To be classed as a finisher and score points, a rider must complete 50% (rounded down) of the laps of the race winner but the rider does not need to cross the line.
Points will be awarded in the following order for positions 1 to 20
If a tie occurs on points scored on the day, it will be resolved on the highest place in the last race. If this fails to decide a tie it will then be decided by the highest place in the second race.
If a tie occurs at the end of the championship it will be resolved in favour of the rider gaining the greater number of first places, or if this fails to decide a tie, then in favour of the rider gaining the greater number of second places and so on, down to last place.
3.12 OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE & COURSE CUTTING
If during a race a rider receives outside assistance other than that provided by the organisers in the interest of safety, that rider will be disqualified and will not score any points for that race. Riders receiving signals from persons in prohibited areas may be disqualified or have penalties added.
If for any reason a rider leaves the course, he must re-join it as closely as possible to the point where he left the course without any outside assistance. He must not gain any advantage. If any advantage is obtained he may be disqualified.
At the end of the Championship the riders with the highest number of points in each class will become NETT-Mx ACU Northern Quad Champion
4.2 COURSE RESTRICTIONS
Any restrictions imposed by the organisers to cover local agreements or other stipulated restrictions will be clearly stated in the Final Instructions on the website www.nettquad.co.uk Competitors are advised to always check the website before travel to any event & must adhere to these requirements.
The riding in the paddock of any pit bikes or mini bikes is not allowed. Riding of any Quad in the paddock is restricted to walking pace in 1st gear at tick over & not exceeding 5mph either directly from & to the race a rider is competing in, any rider or connected entourage riding at any other time on any machine or above 5mph will be excluded from the meeting with the loss of the riders points.
Helmets must be worn in the correct manner at all times when a quad is under powered movement and the cut-out lanyard must be attached to the rider. In line with 2021 ACU rules, it is also now compulsory for riders to wear chest and back protection, with an ACU advisory request to also wear a body/kidney belt.
All competitors are responsible for theirs & their entourage taking away all rubbish from the venue; anyone found to be creating or leaving rubbish may be excluded from future NETT-Mx events. Always check the area around you before you leave the paddock; bin bags are available free of charge.
All Generators must be switched off by 11pm.and not started before 7 am
Competitor’s engines must not be started before scrutineering is called for or after the last race of the day.
Engine kill switch devices will be tested at scrutineering.
Any Persons found to be cheating or being abusive to any committee members will be disqualified from the NETT club.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUTH CLASS RACING IN 2021
Where a parent/guardian intends to accompany a rider in a Youth class, they must be signed on first and wear a hi-viz bib at all times on the start gate. This will permit entry to the start line only. Failure to observe this ACU rule may render the rider disqualified from that race at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course. Only one parent per child.
It will be the responsibility of the parent to make sure that they are signed on and have the necessary hi-viz bib with them for wearing at the line.
4.3 2021 FORMAT
The organisers reserve the right to change the Race and Championship format at anytime. This may include the running of 4 race groups at chosen events, time and track conditions permitting.
The decision of the organising committee on any matter, at any time, is final.