GP JUNIORS CUP
GP JUNIORS AUSTRALIA SERIES
Support Class Nippers 70cc and 150cc 4-stroke with 12” wheels
Australian Junior Road Racing Championship 85cc 2-stroke
Australian Junior Road Racing Championship Up to 160cc 4-stroke
Conducted under the jurisdiction of Motorcycling Australia
24 May 2018
Updates in Green
GP Juniors Australia (GPJA) Calendar
- GP JUNIORS CUP ANNOUNCEMENT
GP Juniors Australia, in conjunction with the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK), Preston MCC, Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland, Moto Stars, hereafter called the PROMOTERS, will conduct The GP Juniors Australia Series for Novice 70cc and 150cc four stroke with 12” wheels, Junior 2-stroke 85cc, Junior 4-stroke up to 160cc and the GP Juniors Cup on the following dates and at the above locations. All competitors are required to read the Supplementary Regulations for each round as issued by the Race Meeting promoter, refer to the links below in the entry details chart.
2.1 The above-mentioned meetings have been authorised by Motorcycling Australia and include all states that other rounds are held in, which have issued the Permit Numbers as listed in these Supplementary Regulations and are open to holders of a current Motorcycling Australia Junior National Competition Licences with the required endorsements only. Riders with licenses from Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ) are eligible to enter, provided they have a valid Start Permission and the New Zealand equivalent of the required endorsement. An International Meeting Number (IMN) will be issued if a rider from a Federation other than MNZ wants to enter. Once an IMN is issued, all riders that do not hold a Motorcycling Australia licence will require a current FIM licence and a valid Start Permission from their Federation.2.2 The meetings will be held in accordance with the current General Competition Rules (GCR’s) contained in the 2018 Manual of Motorcycle Sport, these Supplementary Regulations, and any final instructions approved by Motorcycling Australia, or the relevant State Controlling Bodies (SCB). By entering these meetings all parties agree to comply with these rules, regulations, by-laws and instructions.
3. EVENT OFFICIALS
As per the table listing the details for each event.
4.1 The entry open and closing dates are listed below:
4.2 In the case of postponement or abandonment of a meeting, all or any part of the entry fee may be retained by the promoter, if such retention is approved by the Relevant Controlling Body (RCB).
4.3 Only entries received on the official entry form that is accompanied by the correct fee will be accepted.
NOTE:- LATE ENTRIES MAY INCUR A LATE ENTRY FEE. THIS WILL BE ADVISED BY EACH EVENT PROMOTERS’ SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS.
5. ENTRY FEE
5.1 The entry fee for each round will be advised in the Supplementary Regulations of the event promoter.
5.2 The entry for each round will advise of garage hire costs. Any additional fee for garages/carports will be a direct result of track requirements/costs.
5.3 Payment methods as per the event promoters’ Supplementary Regulations.
5.4 Cheques and Money Orders are to be made payable to each event promoter as advised in the event entry forms.
6. ENTRY PASSES
The number of entry passes provided to each competitor will be advised in the entry forms for each event supplied by the event promoters.
7.1 National Personal Accident Scheme (as per GCR’s) provides basic cover for death and permanent disability.
7.2 Ambulance Insurance is compulsory for licensees.
It is strongly recommended that competitors give consideration to taking out weekly benefits insurance.
8. MEDICAL SERVICES
Professional Ambulance Services will be in attendance. Rounds with ASBK will have
Racesafe. Rd 2 Broadford (with VRRC) will have EMT medical services. Round at SMSP with St George will have Ambulance Service Australia.
9.1 Scrutineering will begin as per the Supplementary Regulations supplied by each event promoter.
9.2 Machines entered in the competition must have successfully passed a machine examination prior to taking part in practice, qualifying or racing. A decal will be placed on the front number plate to indicate that it has been successfully examined.
9.3 Current competition licenses and full riding gear must be presented at scrutineering. Eligibility checks can take place at any time during the meeting. Machines that suffer accident damage in practice, qualifying or race sessions must be re- examined before participating again.
9.4 In addition to supervising the pulling down and checking of machines after official protests have been received by the Clerk of Course in accordance with the GCRs, the Steward can order that any machine be measured and if this occurs the Scrutineer will supervise a team member to pull down any machine that has taken part in the event. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in this matter being referred to the Clerk of Course for further action.
9.5 Machines competing in GP Juniors Australia, Australian Junior Road Racing Championship classes will not be sealed for later checking after the event. All machines that are to be pulled down and scrutineered will take place at the circuit before the machine is released by the Scrutineer. A member of the rider’s team must be available at all times to carry out the strip down under the control of the Scrutineer. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in this matter being referred to the Clerk of Course for further action.
9.6 Please refer to the Appendix A: GP Juniors Cup Technical Specifications regarding the sealing of engines
9.7 Capacity and fuel testing may be utilised by the Scrutineer at any round to assist with machine eligibility.
10. SPONSOR DECALS GP JUNIORS AUSTRALIA
10.1 Competitors are required to display two (2) Motorcycling Australia (MA) decals on the front screen with one on either side of the number plate
10.2 Competitors are required to display two (2) GP Juniors decals on the front screen with one on either side of the number plate
10.3 Competitors are required to display (2) GP Juniors decals on the fairings
10.4 Competitors are required to display a GP Juniors decal on their leathers. The two options are mid-back or front right shoulder.
11. SPONSOR DECALS GP JUNIORS CUP
11.1 Competitors are required to display two (2) Motorcycling Australia (MA) decals on the front screen with one on either side of the number plate.
11.2 Competitors are required to display two (2) GP Juniors decals on the front screen with one on either side of the number plate
11.3 Competitors are required to display (2) GP Juniors decals on the fairings
11.4 Competitors are required to display a GP Juniors decal on their leathers. The two options are mid-back or front right shoulder.
10.5 To be eligible for the GP Juniors Cup Grinning Dingo Pole Position Award, riders must display a “Grinning Dingo” sticker on either side of their fairing and on their helmet.
12. CLASSES OF COMPETITION
Novice Junior 2-stroke
Up to 70cc 2-stroke machines as per 2018 GCR’s. Competitors must be aged from 9 years to under 12 years as at January 1, 2018.
Up to 150cc four-stroke machines with 12-inch diameter wheels. Competitors must be aged from 9 to under 12 years as at January 1, 2018
Junior 85cc 2-stroke
Up to 85cc 2-stroke machines with 17-inch diameter wheels as per 2018 GCR’s. Competitors must be aged from 11 years to under 15 years as at January 1, 2018.
This class will constitute the GP Juniors Australian Road Racing Championship
Junior 160cc 4-stroke
Up to 160cc 4-stroke machines with 17-inch diameter wheels as per 2018 GCR’s. Competitors must be aged from 11 years to under 15 years as at January 1, 2018.
This class will constitute the GP Juniors Australian Road Racing Championship
GP Juniors Cup
For 2018 the Yamaha R15 V2.0 150cc machine is the only machine eligible for competition in the GP Juniors Cup. Please refer to Appendix A: GP Juniors Cup Technical Specifications for machine eligibility.
Competitors must be aged from 11 years to under 15 years as at January 1, 2018.
13. ENTRIES TO CONSTITUTE A CLASS
13.1 To constitute a class for the purpose of gaining Championship status, the number of contestants entered and competing in each class shall be:
10 or more starters for Junior solo classes who actually participate in practice, qualifying, and races
13.2 Should there be insufficient entries in any class of competition, the decision to run or cancel the class, or to combine events and re-distribute any awards and/or prizes, will be at the discretion of the GP Juniors Australia, the Promoting Club and subject to approval by the (RCB).
All starts will be by clutch. Where lights are in place, the start will be when the red light is extinguished. Where no lights are in place, the start will be by the raising of the Australian flag; as specified in Supplementary Regulations provided by the event promoters.
All race starts will be static grids. The position competitor qualifies is the gird position for all races.
15. FLAGS AND SIGNALS
As per the 2018 GCRs
16. RACE FORMAT
Each class of competition shall participate in official practice, qualifying and racing. The final number of practice sessions, qualifying sessions and the length of the races will be advised in each Event Promotors’ Supplementary Regulations or Final Instructions.
Points score format will be as per 2018 GCRs
Ties on overall placing at all Rounds will be decided as per 2018 GCRs
Ties in overall series results will be decided as per 2018 GCRs
16.1 MAC POINTS. MAC stands for Marketability, Attitude and Character. Points will be awarded to junior participants who demonstrate these qualities to promote the appropriate sporting behaviour in-line with a professional career in motorcycle racing.
The points will be awarded on a 3-2-1 basis by three independent GPJA appointed judges who will be anonymous. They will judge participants on the above criteria. Judges will be appointed at each round and will remain anonymous. MAC points do not effect series points.
17. EVENT SCHEDULE
The timetable for each individual round will be notified in the Final Instructions
For the purpose of drug and alcohol testing, the commencement of the meeting will be deemed to be 7:00 AM, with the completion of the meeting being when the participant has vacated the venue at the conclusion of the race meeting.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three point scorers in each class (excluding MACs points). Awards will be based on accumulative point scores for each class of competition.
Series award will be presented at the conclusion of the final round.
Motorcycling Australia will provide Championship medallions for 85cc 2-stroke GP Juniors Australian Road Racing Championship and 160cc 4-stroke GP Juniors Australian Road Racing Championship, if the number of competitors comply with 13.1.
From Round Three there will be the GP Juniors Cup Grinning Dingo Pole Position award of $200. To be eligible riders must have a Grinning Dingo sticker on either side of their bike and helmet.
Presentation of awards for each Round shall take place after the final event of that particular Round.
20. MACHINES AND RIDERS
20.1 All machines entered must comply with the current GCRs for Junior Road Race competition
20.2 Multiple entry of the one machine in the same class of competition is not permitted
20.3 Any machine may be inspected during the event to ensure its legality at the GP Juniors Australia promotor’s discretion
20.4 Any change of machine must be requested through the Race Secretary and approved by the Clerk of Course at least 60 minutes prior to the race commencing. Spare machines must have been scrutineered
20.5 Only in the event of crash damage or major engine failure occurring, when the rider has no other machine, leasing a machine through GP Juniors is allowed if equipment is available.
21. RIDING NUMBERS
21.1 Wherever possible, competitors will be allocated their preferred riding number. All others will be allocated numbers at the GPJA’s discretion. Competitors may register a number with the GPJA prior to the commencement of the series on www.gpjuniorsaustralia.com.au. This registration will ensure that the registered number will be issued for each round in all States. GPJA registered numbers will be given preference where possible.
21.2 All number plates on all machines MUST comply with the GCRs and must not contain any decals or advertising other than the required MA decal.
22. GRID POSITIONS
Grid positions for all races in each class will be determined by official qualifying. The Clerk of the Course may re-grid a rider for safety reasons. The grids will be static.
23. RIDERS’ BRIEFING
A riders’ briefing will be held prior to the commencement of practice and racing, which ALL competitors and a parent/guardian must attend.
Details will be included in the final instructions issued by each Event Promoter.
24. TEMPORARY GUARDIAN FORM
Any parent or guardian who is not attending the race meeting with their child must nominate a temporary guardian by completing the temporary guardian form available on ma.org.au. A copy of this must be sent to the promoter (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Motorcycling Australia (email@example.com)
25. CIRCUIT DESCRIPTION
GP JUNIORS CUP
Rd 1 – Wakefield Park Raceway is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 2.2km, all racing will be in a clockwise direction
Rd 2 – Broadford State Motorcycle Complex is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 2.16km, all racing will be in a clockwise direction
Rd 3 – Sydney Motorsport Park is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 4.45km, all racing will be in an anti clockwise direction
Rd 4 – Morgan Park Raceway is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 2.96km, all racing will be in a clockwise direction
Rd 5 – Winton Motor Raceway is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 3.0 km, all racing will be in a clockwise direction
Rd 6 – Port Macquarie Go Kart Track – Track details to be added
GPJA AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP
Rd 1 – Toowoomba – Track Details to be added
Rd 2 – Broadford State Motorcycle Complex is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 2.16km, all racing will be in a clockwise direction
Rd 3 – Albury Go Kart Track – Track details to be added
Rd 4 – Sydney Motorsport Park is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 4.45km, all racing will be in an anti clockwise direction
Morgan Park Raceway is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 2.96km, all racing will be in a clockwise direction
Rd 5 – Port Macquarie Go Kart Track – Track details to be added
26. TRACK INSPECTION
All competitors will be required to attend a track walk as instructed. The inspection must be done on foot and competitors are reminded that service vehicles may be in operation on the circuit at this time.
26.1 TRACK DISSATISFACTION
Competitors who are not satisfied with any aspects of the track can present these concerns to the Clerk of Course if those concerns cannot be resolved, the competitor will be invited to withdraw from the meeting.
Facilities available at each round will be advised in the Final Instructions released by the event promoter
All machines must comply with the relevant GCR.
Noise testing may take place at any time at the discretion of the Chief Scrutineer or the Clerk of Course. Refer to Chapter 9 in the 2018 Manual of Motorcycle Sport for details.
29.1 Tyres for Nippers, Juniors 2-stroke and Juniors 4-stroke are as per MoMS 9.29.2
29.2 Tyres for GP Juniors Cup will be of a controlled nature with one brand, make and model approved for competition. Please refer to the Appendix A: GP Juniors Cup Technical Specifications regarding tyres.
29.3 Tyre warmers for GP Juniors Cup will be permitted. Wet weather tyres are not permitted.
29.4 The one set of tyres to be used for the GP Juniors Cup during the Race Meeting are required to be marked, and recorded, by GP Juniors Australia prior to official practice commencing. Tyre stickers will be supplied at Round 3 with St. George MCC.
30. GP JUNIORS CUP
A complete list of technical specifications accompany these Supplementary Regulations in Appendix A
31. ANTI-DOPING POLICY
31.1 All competitors, team managers, mechanics, officials and support personnel are advised that drug testing may take place in accordance with MA’s Anti-Doping Policy, as carried out by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. Refer the 2018 GCRs.
31.2 If any doubt exists over banned substances it is recommended competitors, team managers, mechanics or officials contact the Drugs in Sport Hotline on 1800 020 506 or visit www.asada.gov.au. When drug testing takes place, the payment of prize money may be delayed by MA until the results of the tests are known. Check the anti-doping list often as it is updated regularly.
32. DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING
All competitors, team managers, mechanics, officials and support personnel are advised that random breath-testing may take place throughout the round. Refer to the 2018 GCRs for details.
The carrying or consumption of alcoholic beverages in the paddock, pits or pit lane areas is prohibited.
33. CODES OF BEHAVIOUR
All competitors, mechanics, officials, parents and support crew are reminded of MA’s Code of Conduct contained within MA’s Member Protection Policy, found at www.ma.org.au, which is a guide to appropriate behavior at all motorcycle race meetings. The Code of Conduct applies to this series and will be enforced.
34. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
All riders should have a minimum 2kg, dry powder A:B (E) class, working fire extinguisher in their pit area.
35. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
All competitors, mechanics, officials, parents and support crew are reminded of MA’s Electronic Communications and Social Media Policy, found at www.ma.org.au, which sets out a framework for acceptable online behavior where communications involve fellow MA members, volunteers, officials, coaches, sponsors, partners, staff and any other connected persons.
36. ADMISSION CHARGES
Admission prices for each round will be notified in the Final Instructions released by the event promoter.
37. DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
37.1 Body Piercing: Any body piercing must be removed or covered with tape.
37.2 Hair longer than shoulder length must be tied up and/or tucked inside helmet or leathers.
38. HEARING PROTECTION
It is compulsory that Juniors must wear ear protection inside their racing helmet while on track. This is for their own benefit, as prolonged exposure to loud noises may cause hearing loss. This will be enforced.
Appendix A: GP Juniors Cup Technical Specifications
2018 GP Juniors Cup
1. MACHINE ELIGIBILITY
1.1 Current specification Yamaha R15 V2.0 machines only.
1.2 A competitor can only present one machine for scrutineering. It is the intention that this machine be used for the entire duration of the event.
1.3 Only in the event of crash damage or major engine failure occurring, the Technical Director may give permission for a spare machine to be used if the competitor’s primary machine cannot be repaired safely in the available time. This machine will need to be scrutineered prior to competing in the next race.
1.4 Any additional modifications not outlined below are prohibited, unless authorised by the Chief Technical Officer
1.5 All machines must be fitted with Australian Design Rule (ADR) compliance plates for that particular machine.
1.6 All machines entered must comply with the current Manual of Motorcycle Sport for Road Racing competition and any additional requirement as listed below.
2.1 The control tyres from Bridgestone are as follows 90/80-17 BT39SS FRONT
100/80-17 BT39SS FRONT 130/70-17 BT39 REAR
Tyres are readily available nationally through retailers however they may be purchased through GP Juniors Australia at a discounted rate. Contact Mark Bracks – 0488 257 188 | firstname.lastname@example.org
2.2 As per class rules. Slick tyres are not permitted
2.3 Wet-weather type tyres are prohibited.
2.4 The use of tyre warmers is permitted
3. COMPULSORY MODIFICATIONS
The following must be removed:
a) Head lamp,
b) Tail lamp,
e) Traffic indicators, f) Mirrors,
g) Side stand,
h) Registration plate / bracket and label holder,
i) Passenger footrests.
4. PERMITTED MODIFICATIONS
4.1 The following is provided in the race kit however if replacement is required other manufacturers variants may be used provided the specification is the same as the kit part provided or otherwise specified;
a) Cowling, screen, rear body work and seat section, mudguards and tank covers. (Make and specification as supplied in race kit only),
b) Spark plug type,
c) External gearing and chain, (but not chain pitch).
d) Brake pads, and brake hoses,
e) Exhaust system, (Make and specification as supplied in race kit only),
f) Handlebars, handlebar ends and grips,
g) Footrests and foot controls, (Make and specification as supplied in the race kit only),
h) Rear race stand locating lugs, (Make and specification as supplied in race kit only),
i) Engine and gearbox breather tubes and the radiator bottle overflow must exhaust into the air box to the rear of the intakes. The lower air box breather tubes must be blocked.
4.2 The following may be removed:
a) OEM top rear chain guard,
b) Left handlebar switch.
5. PERMITTED ADDITIONS
5.1 The following may be added:
a) Frame protective sliders,
b) Front brake lever protectors
6. COMPULSORY ADDITIONS
6.1 Engine case protectors (Make and specification as supplied in race kit only)
7. ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNITS (ECUs)
7.1 All electronic control units remain the property of GP Juniors Australia, Motorcycling Australia and Yamaha
7.2 All ECUs are to remain standard. No “flashing” is permitted
7.3 The promotor has the right to change ECUs at any time, including between different bikes. The promoter has the right to inspect any ECU for modification at any time
7.4 No manual adjustments are allowed to advance the firing of the cylinder to increase performance
7.5 All machines entered must comply with the current Manual of Motorcycle Sport for Road Racing competition (Chapter 10)
7.6 The Yamaha R15 is to remain completely standard as delivered with necessary modifications for racing as detailed in the MoMS. Refer to the class technical specification sheet for machine eligibility
7.7 Standard OEM wiring harness must be retained and operative
8. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS
8.1 Lap timers and data recording units are prohibited.
8.2 All nuts bolts and fasteners including axle and swing arm pivot bolts must remain as per OEM specification. Any change to OEM material used is prohibited.
8.3 Other than for safety lock wiring as per the GCR’s, drilling of bolts is prohibited.
8.4 Standard OEM ECU must be retained and re-flashing of the ECU is prohibited. Note: Any rider competing in the R15 GP Junior Cup may be requested to exchange ECUs before or between races, at the discretion of the Technical Director or Series Chief Scrutineer.
8.5 OEM wiring harness and instruments must be retained and any modification is prohibited. The software program of any ECU may be checked in the presence of the rider/owner at any time before, during and after the races.
8.6 Removal of intake snorkel or modification of the air cleaner housing including lid is prohibited
8.7 Additional modifications to the ignition, fuel or induction systems are prohibited. These systems must remain as originally manufactured by the OEM.
8.8 Plug-in fuel metering devises are prohibited.
8.9 Engine or transmission modifications are prohibited. Engine and transmission must remain as manufactured by the OEM.
8.10 Front and rear suspension must be as per OEM specification and any modifications are prohibited. Note: Front fork oil “level” and viscosity can be changed.
8.11 Any modification to the chassis, swing arm or suspension linkage is prohibited.
8.12 Transmission speed shifters are prohibited.
8.13 Any modification to the cooling system is prohibited.
8.14 Removal or modification of any components or parts other than what is specified in the class rules is prohibited.
8.15 The electric starter motor must be retained and functional.
8.16 OEM hard parts must be used for the purpose of reconditioning the machines engine or chassis.
8.17 The right handlebar switch incorporating the engine cut and starter switch must be retained and functional.
8.18 OEM Air Induction System must be retained and functional.
8.19 OEM specification battery must be retained.
8.20 OEM triple clamps and steering head bearings must be retained.
8.21 Wheels must be as OEM supplied.
8.22 Front and Rear disc’s must be as OEM supplied.
8.23 Front and Rear brake master cylinders must be as OEM supplied.
8.24 Front and Rear brake callipers must be as OEM supplied.