ROVERS PONY EXPRESS RULES
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The following rules and regulations supplement the 2003 GCR’s of MA, and are solely applicable to Pony Express events which are only open to financial members of the B.R.M.C.C. All inquiries or questions regarding applicability and enforcement should be directed to the Pony Express committee. All decisions by the Pony Express committee are final.
No one is allowed to ride before or after the event on the property that the pony express has been held. Properties are hard to come by and we appreciate the landowner for allowing us to use their land. Any one caught riding before or after will be revoked from the club and reported to the police for trespass.
Junior up to 100cc, Junior up to 125cc, Father & Son (1.5 Hrs duration)
Novice, Clubman, Expert, Veterans (over 35 yo) and Ironman (3 Hrs duration)
& PLATE COLOR CODES:
All riders must hold a current M.A. competition licence. 1 Day licence’s will be available from the club prior to the event at a cost of $45-. If a 1 day licence is required please indicate on entry, include money and provide Ambulance subscription number. (Please note that a 1 Day Licence cannot be issued without proof of Ambulance Membership.)
5. Warm-up riding is strictly limited to the sighting lap only.
Riders are responsible for the actions of their entire pit crew.
1.All machines must have silencers. Officials may test machines at any time prior to, during or after the event.
2.The bike a rider leaves the starting line on is the official bike of the rider for that event. No competitor is allowed to switch bikes during the event. (A rider may use his team mates bike)
3. Riders may get mechanical assistance on the course from their pit crew or spectators, but must finish the race/lap under the machine's own power or by the physical energy of the rider.
No towing is allowed. If a machine is towed in from the course, that lap will
2. The course will be open to inspection the morning before the junior / father and son events. Participants are permitted to walk or bicycle the course only. Helping out to set up the course the weekend and day before is a good chance to get an advantage over the competition. (See web site for more details about helping out.)
3. Marking, cutting, tampering with or otherwise changing the course in any manner is strictly prohibited. Only an official may only make course modifications.
4. Only registered racers and officials may ride the course during the race.
5. If a rider leaves the course for any reason he must re-enter the course where he left.
6. Riders must remain on the arrowed marked course. Other markers may also be included along the course to help guide riders, eg: ribbons, signs, stakes, hay bales, barrels, tires, etc.…
7. Riders encountering a traffic jam or bottleneck may go off the course to get around this area only. However, the rider must re-enter the course as soon as possible, and upon approaching this section on the next lap, they must ride the original marked section if the track is clear. If the original marking devices are knocked down, the rider must stay on the original set course. A "bottleneck" is a section of the track that becomes impassable for any reason, with the exception of the lap scoring area.
2. No riders, pit crew members, machines or equipment will be allowed on the starting line prior to or during the Riders Briefing.
3. All riders must line up in their assigned starting rows on a first come basis following the Riders Briefing.
4. All starts are dead engine.
5. Any rider taking off with the wrong row will be penalized.
6. Any rider that misses the start of their class must enter the racecourse at the starting line and will not interfere with the start of another class.
2. It is the rider's responsibility to make sure that their race numbers are clearly visible. Lap scorers will not be held accountable if a lap is not scored because numbers were not able to be read.
3. A rider will be penalized for running into an official.
4. Protests must be in writing and comply with the 2003 GCR’s of MA Competition Rule Book, Protest Procedure.
5. Penalties will be assessed at the discretion of the official based on the severity of the offense, and may include one or more of the following: one or more positions; one or more laps; time penalty; or disqualification.