2018 NEW ZEALAND ENDURO SERIES

Supplementary Regulations

These supplementary regulations apply to the National, North Island, and Central Enduro Championships and the South Island Enduro Series.

Classes

National, North Island and Central Enduro Championship & South Island Series

CLASS

Class/Capacity

Course

Championship

E1

Up to 200cc 2-stroke.

Up to 300cc 4-Stroke

AA

YES

E2

201cc-Open 2-stroke

AA

YES

E3

301cc-Open 4-stroke

AA

YES

Vet 1

Veterans 40+

AA

YES

Vet 2

Veterans 50-54

A

YES

Vet 3

Veterans 55+

A

YES

Ladies

Ladies

A

YES

Note AA (Formally referred to as Expert) and A (formally referred to as Intermediate) are the courses specific to each class. The main Enduro course will, in most cases, be the A course with additional loops and distance deviated from the A course to make up the AA course.

Top Trail Riders Championship – Classes

National, North Island and Central & South Island Series

CLASS

Class/Capacity

Course

Championship

TTR1

Up to 200cc 2-stroke

Up to 300cc 4-Stroke

A

YES

TTR2

201cc-Open 2-stroke

301cc-Open 4-stroke

A

YES

Vet 4

Veterans 40 – 49

A

YES

 

Intro Class (Novice)

National, North Island and Central Championship & South Island Series

 

CLASS

Class/Capacity

Course

Championship

Intro

All in

B

No

 

Note the B course will be a shortened version of the A course.

All intro class riders must be aged 15 years or over and hold an MNZ competition license.

There will be 50 one day licenses available to the first 50 riders registering for the intro class riders to sign on the day.

 

Junior classes

Each event will provide junior classes at the discretion of the event organiser and the series coordinator.

Junior Riders MUST be at least 12 years of age on the day of the event in which they are riding, as per rule 2.27.

Junior entries MAY NOT be available at some Central rounds. Again, this is at the discretion of the event organiser.

Where a junior entry happens to be at a National event, the riders will not appear in the National series results, as per rule 14.11a. Also, refer to rule 14.11m.

The Intro and/or Junior class may ride a shortened event, again at the discretion of the event organiser.

Once a Junior rider turns 15 years old they can enter the senior Enduro or Top Trail Rider classes at the discretion of the event Steward or CoC ride as per rule 14.11m D.  

Eligibility for Age-Related Classes

A rider MUST have reached the minimum age for a class on the day of an event to be eligible to ride in that class in that event. For instance:

  1. To enter in the Vet 2 class a rider would have to be at least 50 and younger than 55 years old on the day of the event.

A rider may finish the season in the class in which they started the season. For instance: 

  • A rider has competed for several events in the Vet 2 class but has now turned 55. They may finish the season in the Vet 2 class.

Manufacturers Championship

Points will be awarded to the motorcycle brand based on the overall points achieved by each rider. The manufacturers are designated at the time a rider enters an event. There will be two separate awards:

  • Top Enduro Manufacturer
  • Top Trail Rider Manufacturer.

Dealers Championship

Riders will be encouraged to nominate their preferred motorcycle shop/dealership upon registration.

Points will be awarded on the finish places of the riders in their classes. There will be two separate awards:

  • Top Enduro Dealer
  • Top Trail Rider Dealer.

 

Series Scoring

Class title

Riders competing in the National, Northern, Central and Southern Class titles may drop their worst round. Four of the five rounds count for the championship.

Overall grade

All rounds are counted for the overall championship in the National, Island, & Central Overall Grade title (e.g. top Enduro (Expert) or top Trail Rider (Intermediate).

Points Tie: In the event of a points tie at the end of the each round, the placings will be decided between the tied riders, in the following order 1 to 5, as detailed below:

  1. The rider with the LEAST penalty points gets the higher placing e.g. if a rider doesn’t have a headlight or fails a cold start then they are at a disadvantage
  2. The rider with the LEAST trail time will get the higher placing
  3. The rider who finished higher in the MOST terrain tests will get the higher placing
  4. The rider who finished higher in the last (and, if necessary, the last-1, last-2, last-n,etc.) terrain test will get the highest placing
  5. If, after all this, they are still tied, then they will all receive the points for that placing. e.g. if three riders are tied for second then they will each get 22 points, and the next rider (5th) will get 16 points.

In the event that there is a tie on points at the conclusion of a series, final placings will be decided as follows:

  1. Where a round was dropped, that dropped round will be added back in and the final result, in respect of the tied riders only, recalculated
  2. The rider with the best results over the series will get the higher placing as per rule 6.7a
  3. The rider who won the last (and, if necessary, the last-1, last-2, etc.) event will get the higher place

Helper Points

Helper points apply to the central series only. Event Helpers are eligible for helper points for one round of the Central Championship.

The helper must be signed in on the MNZ permit officials sign-on sheet. A copy of which is to be given to the points coordinator. Helper points count towards the overall series results and to qualify for helper points the helper must ride at least 50% of the remaining series.  Helper points will be the maximum possible score (27 = 1st Place + 1 Start + 1 Finish). The aim of helper points is to encourage competitors to help with the organisation and running of at least 1 round and ensure the continuation of the events in the future.

Central Championship Bonus points

Bonus Points – Each entry shall be awarded a 1 bonus point per event entered and 1 bonus for finishing.

Event Management

Event Round Prizes: It is at the discretion of the organizing club whether trophies, prizes, or medals are awarded at the day’s completion. There is no requirement to have a prize-giving.

Rider Seeding: Expert class riders may be required to start at the front of the field, followed by Intermediate riders, then by Novice, and lastly, Junior riders.

Points

All points are awarded as per rule 6.14a, as indicated below:

  • 25, 22, 20, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Headlights

A headlight is required for the National and Island Championship rounds,  as per rule 14.4e. It must be a full headlight assembly that includes the complete headlight beam unit (e.g. glass or plastic lens unit) although a bulb does not need to be fitted. The headlight does not need to operate. Lack of an approved unit will incur a 20 point penalty.

Tail lights

Although specified as per rule 14.4e, these are not required for the National, Island, or Central series. There will be no penalty for non-fitment of a tail light.

Noise Testing

Noise testing may occur at any events. Any bike determined to be at 96db or over, as per rule 14.8l, will be excluded from the event.

Event Marking

It is the sole responsibility of the rider to follow the correct course for their grade. Organisers must provide well-marked and easy to follow tracks.

Riders that fail to adequately follow the track marking will be penalised.

If a rider feels that they have been penalised unfairly then they should take it up with the riders rep. The action taken is at the discretion (and agreement) of the riders rep, MNZ Steward, and Clerk of the Course.

In extreme circumstances, a section or special test may be excluded from the day’s results.

Special Tests

 

Walking Special Tests

Walking of the special tests will be at the sole discretion of the event organiser.

Special Test Length & Time

Special tests must be at least two minutes long and maybe up to 15 minutes long, as per rule 14.3t. Some tests may exceed 15 minutes for some, or all of the riders, due to rider inexperience, weather conditions, or any number of reasons. If a special test exceeds 15 minutes in length for some, or all riders, then that, in itself, is not enough reason to exclude or otherwise cancel that special test.

 

Track Conditions

If a section or special test course deteriorates to a point that later riders become unfairly penalized due to track deterioration, changing weather conditions, a track blocked by riders, etc. it may be cancelled. It is at the discretion (and agreement) of the riders rep, MNZ steward and the Clerk of the Course whether any section and/or special test is cancelled.

Results

Results will be available at the conclusion of the event unless there is a suitable protest.

Any queries about the day’s results should be taken up, in the first instance, with the points co-ordinator. For the 2018 year this is, John Rushworth.

Most errors are either a misunderstanding by the rider, or a data entry error by the points co-ordinator, or a simple error by another official. These can usually be quickly sorted out.

The points co-ordinator does not have the authority to adjudicate over any issues relating to the running of the event. For example:

  • a rider stopped to help an injured rider and wants time credited back
  • a rider was disadvantaged at a check or during a special test, etc.

In these cases, the rider should first speak to the rider’s rep and they will consult with the MNZ Steward & the Clerk of the Course. In the event of a formal protest the protest committee is made up of the MNZ Steward, the riders rep and a representative of the club (Usually the Clerk of Course). The collective decision of the committee will be conveyed to the points co-ordinator, along with any action in relation to the days scoring that may be required in regards to this incident.

If, after an event, an error or omission is suspected, then the rider should contact the points co-ordinator AND the series organiser. If it is an obvious error and/or omission then the points co-ordinator will endeavour to rectify it immediately. The series organiser reserves the right to adjudicate in any such query.

Incident Resolution

If a rider has a concern about any aspect of the running of the event they should raise it with the rider’s rep. The rider’s rep will consult the protest committee who will make every effort to hear all sides of the issue. After hearing from all interested parties these three people will make a decision.

This decision is final.

If a rider wants to escalate an issue further then they need to make a formal protest to the MNZ via the rider’s rep. If for any reason the publication of results is delayed until after the completion of the event, a protest can be made directly to MNZ within seven days, as per Chapter 7 Disciplinary Processes (Off Road).

It is required that the protest is lodged 30 minutes after the results are posted on the day of the event but, as per rule 7.1.20, riders shall have up to 7 working days from the date of notification of the official results.