2020 ENDURO Supplementary Regulations

These supplementary regulations apply to the New Zealand Enduro Championship, North Island Enduro Championship and the Central Enduro Series.

Classes

New Zealand Enduro Championship (NZEC)
MNZ Championship Competition Licence required.
CLASSClass/Capacity
E1Up to 200cc 2-stroke.
Up to 300cc 4-Stroke
E2201cc-Open 2-stroke
E3301cc-Open 4-stroke
Vet 1Veterans 40+
Vet 2Veterans 50-54
Vet 3Veterans 55+
LadiesLadies
MNZ Club Competition Licence or MNZ one day licence required.
Top Trail Riders
TTR1Up to 200cc 2St, Up to 300cc 4St.
TTR2Over 201cc 2St, Over 300cc 4St
Support Class
Trail RidersAll in Intro Class
North Island Enduro Championship (NIEC) and the Central Enduro Series (CES).
MNZ Club Competition Licence or MNZ one day licence required.
CLASSClass/Capacity
E1Up to 200cc 2-stroke.
Up to 300cc 4-Stroke
E2201cc-Open 2-stroke
E3301cc-Open 4-stroke
Vet 1Veterans 40+
Vet 2Veterans 50-54
Vet 3Veterans 55+
LadiesLadies
Top Trail Riders
TTR1Up to 200cc 2St, Up to 300cc 4St.
TTR2Over 201cc 2St, Over 300cc 4St
Support Class
Trail RidersAll in Intro Class

All riders must be aged 15 years or over and hold an MNZ competition licence. There will be 50 one day licences 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 events. Again, this is at the discretion of the event organiser.

Where a junior entry happens to be at a Championship event, the riders will not appear in the Championship 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.

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.

E.g. 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. E.g. 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:

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:

Series Scoring

Class titles

Riders competing in the NZEC and the CES Class titles may drop their worst round. i.e. three of the four rounds count for the NZEC and five of the six rounds count for the CES class titles.

Overall titles

All rounds count for the overall championship in the NZEC, NIEC and CES ational, 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 Series.

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 (25 points) 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.

Event Management

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

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 NZEC 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.

Course 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.

Clubs may choose to, with the approval of the Enduro Commissioner, use alternative course markers than as specified by rule MNZ Rule 14.3f - 14.3i.

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 thediscretion (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 viuable protest. While New Zealand is under Covid-19 Alert level 2 is in place, results issued on the day will be preliminary and the final results will be published online at Silver-Bullet.co.nz. The final results will be published online will be subject to rule 7.2.2f.

Any queries about the day's results should be taken up, in the first instance, with the points co-ordinator, 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. E.g. a rider stopped to help an injured rider and wants time credited back or 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 coordinator, 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).