With the series set to kick off on April 14 in Raymond Terrace, the 2-moto formats have been confirmed for all rounds. MX1 and MX2 classes will run 30 minutes plus 1 lap for each moto, with the MXD class to run 20 minutes plus 1 lap motos.
Competitor communication has resulted in a change to the point-scoring system, with points now awarded down to 30th place (previous cut-off was 20th) as a greater measure of each rider's progress in the championship.
Points will be as follows, 1st 35, 2nd 32, 3rd 30, 4th 28, 5th 26, 6th to 30th 25 points decreasing 1 point with each position to 30th.
MX1 Super Pole
At the conclusion of timed qualifying, the top 5 riders will return to the start line. Each rider will be fitted with a Go Pro camera and when directed, will do 1 flying lap. The result of the flying lap will determine the top 5 qualifying positions.
Championship points will be issued for Super Pole performance - 1st 5, 2nd 4,3rd 3,4th 2, 5th 1. Any rider who leaves the track at any point during their Super Pole lap will be given 5th place and no points. Prize money for the fastest qualifier will be $500 per round.
Helmet Eject System
In an effort to further improve rider safety and medical service at the MX Nationals, all riders must fit a helmet eject system to the helmet. Helmet eject systems will be available at the track, or you can order them at your local motorcycle dealer. The distributor is Gas Imports. Retail pricing is $89.95.
WEM have advised that entries across all classes are now open. Riders can now log on to www.mxnationals.com.au and lodge their entries. Apart from the top 10, entries will be on a first-in, first-served basis, with a maximum of 50 entries accepted in each class, Round 1 will have 80 positions in MXD (Under 19's) and there will be two non-qualifying races.
www.mxnationals.com.au has further details.
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