Melville Motor Club Road Races - April 2017
08 Apr 17
Supplementary Regulations for National and Scottish Championship Motorcycle Road Race Meetings to be held on the above dates under the SACU rules, the National Sporting Code and appendices of the ACU, with any subsequent amendments and these Supplementary Regulations.
The Melville Motor Club will hold National Motorcycle Road Race Meetings at East Fortune Aerodrome, near Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, open to holders of SACU, ACU licences or National Federation licences with start permission will be accepted at events.
The circuit is 1.56 miles long and over 30 feet wide. Racing is in a clockwise direction.
Officials of the Meetings:
Clerk of the Course: Bob Davies,David Paton
Secretary of the Meeting: Diana Dyce
Technical Officer: Al Reid
Chief Marshal: Johnathon Calthrop, Bob Davies, Steven Haire, Joe Parkin
Club Steward: Diana Dyce, Sandra Lang
Child Protection: The SACU Child Protection Policy can be read on the SACU website.
Riders Representatives: Charlie Flett and Jimmy Shanks
Entries: Should be sent to –
Diana Dyce, 10 Garleton Drive, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3BL.
Entry fees must be sent with completed forms. Please enclose a stamped, addressed envelope with your entry. Entries will be returned or carried forward to the next meeting if the meeting is cancelled, or for medical reasons, subject to a £10 administration charge.
Concussion: Please note that following a concussion injury, Competitors must produce a Doctor’s letter when re-commencing racing. Such letter can be given to either the SACU office prior to the event for issue to the appointed Stewards, or to the SACU Stewards at the event. The letter should clearly indicate that the competitor “is no longer suffering from the consequences of concussion”.
Limit of Entries: Normally, not more than 40 solos or 24 sidecars shall start in a road race or heat. The Club shall decide whether heats need to be run. If less than 6 entries are received for a class, the Club reserves the right to cancel it, or include it with another. A maximum of 6 reserves will be accepted.
Paddock Bikes: No paddock bikes or wheeled toys of any kind (including bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller skates/blades) to be ridden anywhere within the circuit during the event (generally 9.00am – 6.00pm), or at any time on the Friday.
Motorcycle Engines: Not to be run before 8.45am or after 6.00pm.
Generators: Not allowed. Silent Air Generators will be used, and in continual use – hook-ups are provided.
Competitors Requiring to Park on Grass Areas: Use Environmental Mat as per ACU Environmental Code.
Races: Each entry entitles the rider to start in a race. The Intended programme is 2 races per race set on Saturday, and 2 races on Sunday. Additional races in the form of handicap or support races will be run, time and situation permitting.
Friday: Subject to Official’s availability, Sign-On 1pm – 6pm, Technical Inspection 5pm – 7pm.
Programme of events
7am onwards **
Programme will be set to accommodate riders competing in more than one Class, as far as possible.
New Rider Assessment
noon - 12.50pm
noon – 12.50pm
10.15am & 1.00pm
** Sunday Only Riders
Cameras: On board cameras are not permitted.
Practice: Arrive at the circuit before the start of practice, or you will risk having to wait to gain access to the paddock (infield paddock).
Riders must complete at least 3 laps on their largest machine entered. Riders failing to complete 3 laps will, on the discretion of the Clerk of the Course, considering previous experience at East Fortune, be allowed to start. Anyone failing to obey the regulations concerning practice will be excluded from the meeting.
Qualifying: The Clerk of the Course reserves the right to apply a 110% of third fastest qualifying time. Riders outwith this time will be offered a race within another race class of like qualifying speeds. Points will still be awarded for the Class originally entered.
Classes: 16 as per Melville Championships for 2017.
Awards: To be collected from the Secretary of the Meeting before leaving the circuit.
Points Allocation: As per championship conditions.
Safety: Please take extreme care at all times and never ride beyond your capabilities, whatever the circumstances.
All riders who retire from a race or practice, must leave the course with their machine at the very first available opportunity, at all times ensuring they do not place themselves or their machines in such a position as to constitute a danger to other competitors. Competitors must not attempt to ‘tour’ back to the pits. In retiring, great care must be taken to avoid violent deviation, deceleration, or positioning on the course such that the following riders may be impeded or endangered.
ANY PERSON SPEEDING IN THE PITS WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM MEETINGS, ONLY RACING BIKES TO BE RIDDEN IN THE PADDOCK. Any rider attempting to gain access to the track at the ‘NO EXIT’ end of the pits will be excluded from the Meeting. Please observe the “One Way” traffic system in the paddock.
Grid Positions: Grids are allocated as per timed qualifying, this position will be the grid position for the whole event. (Or, in event of timing failure, Melville Motor Club Open Championship standings, rider history, or as per conditions relative to the championship in question). As posted in the Secretary’s Office. It is the rider’s responsibility to know and start from his/her allocated position. Failure to comply may incur a time penalty or exclusion.
Riders Meeting: All Competitors shall attend a briefing at 8.45am, unless otherwise advised. Report to the Clerk of the Course at the Circuit Office.
Starts: Clutch starts for all classes. Start penalties will be applied per ACU Handbook at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.
Changes: The Secretary of the Meeting will consider requests for changes (rider, passenger or machine, including adding additional machine) prior to respective race, and following consultation with the Clerk of the Course.
Competition Licence Numbers: Must be filled in on the entry form and licences must be shown when signing on. (Non-production of licence entails a £10 search fee to the SACU, donating to the Ben Fund).
Passes: Solo competitors – 4 passes, Sidecar Competitors – 6 passes are issued (providing entry received as required – see ‘Entries’) for sponsors/team members arriving on day of racing. Passes must be produced at track entrance, otherwise normal entrance fee must be paid. Competitors found misusing passes will be excluded from the Meeting.
Prize Money/Awards: End of year prize fund awarded at September event on Open Championship positions.
Tom Dickie Trophy Races (July):- Trophies for each race, and all classes.
Additional Feature Races will carry individual prize funds publicised at the event.
Prize Money payable will be subject to the following scale, being number of points scorers in Open Championship having competed at more than one event in the season:-
Prize Fund A
17 – max
Prize Fund A
13 – 25
Prize Fund B
11 – 16
Prize Fund B
6 – 12
Prize Fund C
6 – 10
Prize Fund C