Riders’ Briefing Notes
Event: NSW Pirelli Motul
Clubman Road Race Series Round 2
Motorcycle Road Race Championships Round 2
Promoter: St. George MCC Inc.
Sydney Motorsport Park - Gardner GP
22nd and Sunday 23rd May 2021
This online version of the riders’ briefing is
to give you important information prior to your attendance at round 2 of the
Pirelli Motul road race series. During the formal riders’ briefing on Saturday
22nd May, you will be given further information followed by the
opportunity to have any queries or concerns addressed.
of Course Michael Rooke.
Steward Terry Wahlen.
Race Secretary Peter
As your Clerk of Course for this meeting:
· It is my duty to inform
you that motorcycle racing can be dangerous. In taking part in this meeting,
you are participating in an activity that has risks, and every one of us here at
this meeting has a part to play in managing those risks down to an acceptable
That means you and me! Your equipment may be damaged or lost, and
you may be injured or worse.
· By entering this
meeting and signing your entry/disclaimer form you are acknowledging this risk
and that you have read the supplementary regulations for this meeting. Final
instructions will be issued prior to the meeting.
· Ensuring appropriate
medical coverage for the weekend
· Ensuring that our officials
are properly briefed; and
· Conducting the meeting
in as safe manner as possible
· Conducting yourself in
a responsible manner accordance with the Manual of Motorcycle Sport and that
you have read and understand the General Competition Rules (GCR’s) regarding
Road Racing and its requirements.
· Adhering to
instructions given by race officials and marshals
· Taking it easy on your
first time out on the circuit
· Having a good look for
where our marshals and flag points are located.
· Knowing what each of
the flags mean and taking note of them.
have been hospitalised in the 7 days prior to
the event you must advise the medical team before undertaking any track activity.
· Red (waved): Track activity stopped, return to pits at a
· Yellow (held stationary
at the point before the waved yellow): Danger
ahead, use caution.
Yellow (waved at the
point before an incident): Immediate
danger ahead, be prepared to stop.
No passing under the
· Green (waved): Track is
clear, racing may continue past this point.
· Lack of adhesion (red/yellow
stripes held stationary): Indicates
fluid or debris on track.
· White (waved): Indicates
rain at that point/sector.
· Black (held stationary
with rider’s number displayed at start/finish line): Indicates the rider must stop
at the pits on the next lap.
· Chequered (waved at the
start/finish line): Indicates finish of race or practice/qualifying session.
and Air Horns
Boards are displayed and
air horns sounded at pit exit and start/finish as follows:
· 5 minute At the beginning of the day
· 2 minute Before opening of pit exit
· 30 Seconds Before
opening of pit exit.
· Delayed Start Will be displayed
at the Starter’s box.
· Penalty Will be displayed at Start/Finish.
· Last Lap Will be displayed at Start/Finish.
· Pit Entry is riders
left on the main straight after turn 18
· Direction is one-way in
· Speed Limits are 40kph
on the bitumen, walking pace on the concreted area.
· No Smoking in pit lane
or in garages. Smoking is permitted in designated areas ONLY.
· Fully enclosed footwear
is to be worn in pit lane.
· No spectators are
permitted on pit wall.
· Signalling is permitted
on pit wall in front of your garage.
· No pushbikes, wheelchairs,
prams or persons under 16 (unless a competitor) are permitted past the garage
· Pit exit will be opened
for 20 seconds for entry to the circuit for sighting/warm up. After 20 seconds pit
exit with be closed with a red flag - do not go through. Follow
instructions given by the marshal.
sessions will be 10 minutes to the chequered flag.
· Pit exit will remain
open during these sessions.
· You can exit the
circuit during sessions at pit entry ONLY.
· Sessions will be
declared by a waved chequered flag.
· Exit circuit at the end
of these sessions at pit entry only.
· Will only be permitted at
the conclusion of each Practice/Qualifying session and ONLY in the designated
area after Turn 15 on riders’ right of track.
· The designated area
will be defined by a board and witches’ hats.
· A waved yellow flag
will be displayed at Turn 15 indicating practice starts occurring.
· If you are not going to
do a practice start, Keep Well Left
and proceed with caution.
Red Flag during Race or Practice/Qualifying
· Should a Race or Practice/Qualifying
session be red flagged, riders are to proceed with caution and exit the circuit
at pit entry after Turn 18 – NOT TURN 4
· Return to your garages
and await further instructions via pit announcements.
· Riders should be aware
that emergency vehicles may be on the circuit. Be vigilant, exercise caution
and do not overtake emergency vehicles.
Procedures during racing
· Saturday - one combined
sighting and warm-up lap
Sunday - for the first round of racing there
will be a separate sighting and warm-up lap Ensure your bike has sufficient
fuel for these extra laps. Following the first round of racing the remaining
races will revert to one combined sighting and warm-up lap.
· Know your grid position
- row markers are displayed on the grass area of the grid.
· Grids are as per
qualifying, then progressive
· Grid positions will be
displayed on the noticeboard in the secretary’s office. Do Not Remove Them. Grid positions will also be made available on
the St. George MCC Facebook page. Please ensure you read them.
· Starts will be by lights.
The red lights will come on and the race starts when the red lights go out.
· No movement after the
red lights are displayed otherwise a jump start may be given.
· Should the starting
lights fail or not be working, races will be started by the raising of the
· Trouble on the start
line - wave your arms vigorously.
· Ensure your bike has
sufficient fuel to do additional laps if needed.
· Yellow flags will be
positioned along the wall on the start grid. These will be waved should there
be an issue at the start, and a “Delayed Start” board will be displayed
in the Starter’s box. Use caution if yellow flags are waved along the wall at
the start grid after the race has started.
· Starting from pit lane exit
- wait at pit exit and follow the instructions of the marshal, who will release
you after the race has started. Use caution when joining the race circuit as
you will have a Medical/Safety Car following the field.
· Penalty of 10 seconds
will be applied.
Exiting the Circuit after the Chequered Flag of
· After receiving the chequered flag in each race, you must exit
circuit at turn 4. Do not continue to pit entry. This is the only time you
are permitted to use turn 4 to exit the circuit.
· On receiving the chequered
flag your race has finished regardless of the number of laps you have completed.
Slow down and proceed with caution.
· A waved yellow flag
will be displayed at turn 3 and a waved Red Flag will be displayed at turn 3.7.
· An electronic flashing
arrow will be displayed on the right side of the circuit at turn 4.
· Exercise caution when
turning in to exit the circuit.
· No wheelies or weaving
· It is the competitor’s
responsibility to race to the conditions and with due regard to fellow competitors.
· Race distance is 7 laps.
Ensure that you have enough fuel.
· Secure your valuables
there have been thefts of wallets, phones etc in the past.
· If you crash and are
taken to hospital by ambulance or are recommended by the medical people to go
to hospital, your competition licence will be suspended. You will need a
clearance from the hospital or your GP stating that "you are fit to race a
· Breakdowns - help
yourself if possible, by moving your bike to the concrete or tyre wall and yourself
to a safe area behind the wall or to a marshal's post. Do not remove your
helmet until you are in a safe position.
· This may sound strange,
but always watch where you are going.
· Riders are responsible
for their own behaviour and the behaviour of your crew, family, and friends.
· Transponders will be
assigned to you after scrutineering. Ensure the transponder is affixed to your
bike/s. Do not forget to return your transponder at the end of racing.
· Schedule - as per
· On the cool down lap - wave
or acknowledge volunteer marshals
· Presentation will be on
Sunday after the completion of events and finalisation of results.
· All riders must sign this
document in acknowledgement of having read this briefing.
Good luck and have an
Clerk of Course