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 The Rules


 

By entering the event, you agree to abide by these rules. The penalty for non-compliance with any rule is exclusion of the rider / team’s points for the stage of the event. Ignorance of a rule is not an excuse!

There are six categories of rules for this event:
1. Riders
2. Scooters
3. Teams
4. Classes
5. Points
6. Penalties

 

Riders


4. Obey the law! The event takes place on public roads and normal road rules apply.

5. All riders must wear a full face helmet while riding during this event. Flip face / flip front helmets are permitted. Open face helmets are not permitted.

6. Use of any navigation device while mounted is prohibited. Riders must dismount and turn off engines before using a navigation device. 

1. This event is endorsed by the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club (IMOC) and covered by their insurance. You must be a current IMOC member at the time of the event. Non IMOC members at the time of start should bring $50 joining fee to the start line

2. Each entrant is responsible for their own safety. The organisers accept no responsibility for any injury, accident, loss or damage suffered by entrants as a result of the event.

3. Learner licence holders may not enter this event. The minimum licence requirement to enter this event is a restricted license for motorcycles.


Scooters


 3 Engine capacity of your scooter must be greater than 90cc and not exceed 400cc. 

1 All scooters must have current registration (vehicle license) and carry a current Warrant of Fitness. 

2 This event is for geared scooters only. Automatic / CVT scooters may not enter.


Teams


5. Teams must travel as a group.

6. In the event of a breakdown or accident, teams must assist their fellow team members and when necessary, remain with them until help arrives. 

7. In the event of a serious incident, teams must assist other teams when requested to do so.

8. Teams must notify the Marshal if any team member has retired during the stage.   

1. Teams must have a minimum of three riders.

2. Each team must include at least two air-cooled 2-stroke scooters.

3. All teams must carry their own baggage, spares, tools and fuel.

4. Spare parts may be stored in the support van on the proviso that any person in need may use them

 

Classes

Trophy Class:

1. Teams have a maximum of four riders

Tourist Class:

1. Teams have one hour extra time to complete each stage.

2. Teams may have up to 5 riders

Start times will usually be 8.00am for Tourist class. The organisers will decide the order in which the teams start. This will be communicated prior to the event. Trophy class teams will usually start from 8:30.

In each class, teams will be scheduled to start at one minute intervals. This will be the recorded team start time, regardless of how late you leave.

Retired riders and teams:

Teams that finish a stage or day with less than 3 riders will score 0 points for that stage but can still rejoin for following stages and days.

There are two entry classes for this event; Trophy Class and Tourist Class

Both classes:

1. Teams must start the event with at least three riders. 

2. Teams that start the event with three riders will have a penalty of 10 points per day until a 4th rider joins them

3. Teams must start and finish each following section with a minimum of three riders on three scooters.

4. Pillion passengers are not permitted. Team members may only ride pillion as a result of accident or breakdown.

5. Substitution of team members is not permitted.

6. Substitution of a scooter is not permitted during a day. Riders can start a new day on a different scooter without penalty


Points


1. Each team starts each stage with 50 points. And can earn an additional 25 points for photo checkpoints

2. The maximum score for the event is 600 points

3. Points will be deducted if the team incurs a penalty.

The event takes place over four days. Each day will consist of two stages separated by a lunch break. Each stage will include a checkpoint where the team must take a photograph. Photos should be emailed to checkpoint@motoretta.co.nz during the day. Teams should allow a minimum of at least 45 minutes for a lunch stop each day. There is no maximum lunchtime. It will get dark around 6.00pm so teams should need allow sufficient time to complete the afternoon stage in daylight.


Penalties


7. Failing to notify the Marshal if a rider has retired during a stage: -25 points

8. Finishing a stage but failing to check in: No finish time logged. No points for the stage

9. Finishing a stage with team members separated by more than 5 minutes: -10 points

10. Being issued with any infringement notice by the Police: -15 points

11. Caught using a smartphone or sat nav device while on a scooter:

1. First offence in one day: -15 points

2. Subsequent offences in one day: -50 points

12. Unsafe riding - (e.g causing a tail back or blocking teams) - TBC by race committee

1. Finishing a stage early: No penalty this year

2. Finishing a stage late:

  1. -1 point per minute for the first 5 minutes

  2. -3 points for every 5 minutes for next 25 minutes

  3. -5 points for every 10 minutes for next 30 minutes

  4. -5 points for every 15 minutes for the next 30 minutes up to a maximum of -50 points

3. Failure to assist a fellow team member in the event of a breakdown: -50 points

4. Failure to assist another team if asked to do so in the event of an emergency: -50 points

5. Failure to realise a team member has broken down : -50 points

6. Starting a stage with 4 scooters and finishing a stage with 3 scooters: -25 points (no further penalty)


Future developments:


While these basic rules are set for 2018, we may introduce further changes to the points and penalties before the event. Any future changes will not affect the rules regarding riders, scooters or teams but may award points or impose penalties that align with the Spirit of the Moto TT.