Notta Moto Grand Prix

What’s it about?  The purpose of the Notta Moto GP is to have family fun on 2 wheels in a safer environment than the road. It has been designed to a price-point where it is easily affordable. Notta Moto GP is available to all members of the public from the age of 14. Road registered motorcycles can be used and are welcome. Come on, you can get your wife & kids involved and help them develop the right attitude to recreational motorcycling in this family oriented event.

The Entry Fee is $990 per Team for each event and a Team will consist of between strictly four and six Riders per motorcycle. Teams are required to field at least four riders for each event.

Each Team is to have a nominated TEAM LEADER.

Anybody who takes this Event too seriously should not consider entering the Event we offer many other competitive events.  Check out the trophies & you’ll see what we mean. Notta Moto GP is like a long distance-regularity and not an out-and-out race. With this parameter, Riders will only need a RACERS Clubman Licence to play in these events.  Notta Moto GP is expected to provide an activity for multiple generations in a family and a “Race With Your Mates” team building exercise for groups from a Participants place of work or clubs. 

The challenge for each team is to get as far as they can, as soon as they can; for as little as they can, all against a minimum lap time of 82 seconds. Bigger powerful Motorcycles will need more pit stops which, at 7 minutes each, will almost certainly mean the well driven economical motorcycles will have a definite advantage.

Format of the Series:

This is a new special product. This events which consist of 6 hours of track time at Lakeside Park. No other categories will be attending these events. The format and content of this Event is different from anything that has been done before so please read on. Entrants could think of it as a 6-hour race with a LOT of time for repairs. 

Vehicle Eligibility: 

Small Capacity Motorcycle or scooter, 100cc to Max 400cc.
Treaded road going tyres (no Slicks).
Vehicles must be based on mass-produced, 2 wheeled vehicles that were legal for Registration in Australia at the time of their manufacture. Motorcycles must meet the minimum requirements as per the RACERS Scrutineering Form.

Total Investment:

We would suggest that a maximum of $4000 should be spent on the vehicle. This is a cheap motorcycle challenged and any vehicle purchases and parts purchases should be made with that in mind.

Riders Apparel:

Riders must have full motorcycle leathers or a 2 piece suit that fully zips together. Motorcycle boots, Motorcycle Gloves and an Australian approved full face helmet, Aus/Nz 1698- this is the minimum requirement for this event.

Safety Equipment 

All equipment and Apparel must meet the requirements displayed in the RACERS Operations Manual.

Riders Radio:

It is a requirement that every Rider on the circuit has a working Race Radio. This is required for safety and traffic management so Race control can advise the Rider of incidents and penalties.  Riders Radios are available for purchase or hire from the office on the day.

Noise Limit:

At Lakeside Park the noise limit for a Vehicle is 90dB at 5 metres. Lakeside has an active monitoring system, if you are recorded as breaching this system; then you will be called in and required to modify your vehicle to meet this requirement before re-joining the event.

Tyres:

Only one set of tyres per Event is permitted without a penalty. Tyres must be roadworthy i.e. have at least 1.5mm tread depth all across the face of the tyre and be free from any significant cuts in the sidewalls.  Tyres must be Street legal. (No Slicks)

How the Event is run:

07:30 Gates open and pit setup can begin.

08:45 Compulsory Riders briefing.

09:15 Pit exit is open.

09:30 The timing system will begin counting laps. 

12:30 Timing will cease and pit exit will be closed. 

Lunch Time

13:15 Pit exit will re-open.

13:30 The timing system will resume counting laps 

16:30 Timing will cease and pit exit will be closed. 

16:35 All motorcycles must be back in the carports. 

17:00 Trophy presentation along with refreshments and finger food.

 

Awards:

Trophies are awarded on the day. The Trophies are decided by recommendations of the officials (so look after your officials!) Some examples of what could be awarded with are as follows: 

•     “Skinflints” - Cheapest motorcycle raced on the day 

•     “The $tretchers” - Highest number of Laps per $ spent 

•     “The Impertinents” - Best “Send up” motorcyle

•     “Pit Queen” – the motorcycle with the longest time in the pits with >3 hours on track 

•     “The squeaky Wheel” - Team that did the most whingeing (voted by the other teams) 

•     “Old PHARTS” - trophy for highest total age of Riders & Motorcycle

•    “The Good Guys” - Team that gave the most help to others (voted by the other teams) 

•    “Notta Enough” - Best bribe offered to the time-keepers 

•     “I’m quicker than I thought” - the Most ridiculous excuse for going under 82 Seconds.

•    “The Gardening Award” to the team that has the most offs

•    “Consistent As…”  awarded to the team that does the most laps between 82 & 85 seconds

•    “See ya later Grandpa” to the most consistent Rider under 16

Note that there are no winners’ trophies as such.
 

Minimum Riding Age Requirements:

The Minimum age is 14 at the date of the event.

Licence Requirements:
The RACERS Clubman licence can be pre-purchase online or on the day, an annual fee of $95 or a single event only licence is available for $50.

Riders Duties:

TEAMS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A MINIMUM 4 RIDERS.

50 minutes behind the bars during each session is the maximum that a rider is allowed, the minimum Pit Stop time is 7minutes. NOTE: there is no point putting in a big fuel cell to get an advantage as you are still required to stop every hour.

Conduct during Pit stops:

When coming in the Pits your minimum stop time is 7 minutes.  There is no rushing in the pits as you have seven minutes to do a fuel and/or rider change.  Any regular mechanical work may be done during a pit stop except when refuelling is occurring.  Before re-entering the circuit, the Rider will receive a code word over the Race Radio from Race Control and must relay this to the Marshall to gain entry to the circuit.

Mechanical Work:

There is no maximum number of crew members permitted to attend to a vehicle during Pit Stops, If repairs or adjustments are required to the motorcycle,

Pit crew must also wear enclosed shoes and long sleeve clothing.

Refuelling: 

The Rider must not be sitting on the motorcycle during refuelling.

All refuelling of the motorcycle must be carried out in the area designated as the Refuel Zone under the supervision of the Fire Marshalls.

The Motorcycle must be stationary at all times during refuelling.

No servicing of the motorcycle may take place until refuelling has been completed.

Pit area Speed Limit:

The maximum speed in the pit area is 10 km/h.

Minimum Lap Time:

There is not much point building a motorcycle that can go around Lakeside in much less than 82 seconds as we will give time penalties of up to 10 minutes and you will be sent back to the pit bay to be beaten up by the rest of your team for every time you are caught “breaking out” of the 82-second limit. Yes, Dorothy, 81.9999 seconds will cost your team valuable time!

Penalties:

Penalties will be applied to teams at the discretion of Race Control and the officials. The more you do wrong, the bigger the penalties! (They might even throw in some out of the box penalties).

Rider Conduct:

All Riders need to remember that this event is designed for families, and as such there will be newer and inexperienced Riders on track. Give room for other Riders and allow them to Ride at their own pace. Any Riders found to be “bullying” whilst on the track will find themselves removed from the event and have to explain it to their team!

Please see our Cancellation and Refund Policy before entering.

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