Driving direction, number of laps
All heats are run in anti-clockwise direction. Each heat has normally four laps.
Communication during competition
During the course of a competition, the referee communicates with the riders with the help of the following signals:
It means that the heat has begun and that the start is going to take place within a few seconds.
|Red Stop lights:
They mean that the referee has stopped the heat. As soon as the referee has turned on the red stop lamps, the start marshal and all the track marshals must show their red flags in order to further draw the riders’ attention to the fact that the heat has been stopped.
The referee shows that a rider is excluded from the heat by turning on an exclusion light of the same colour as the rider’s helmet. In the case of exclusion during the course of a heat, the start marshal must show a black flag together with an exclusion board of the same colour as the rider’s helmet.
|2 minute time allowance signal and rotating amber lights:
The referee signals that start of the 2 minute time allowance by pressing the 2 minute time allowance signal and activating at the same time the two rotating amber lights as well as the 2 minute countdown clock(s) in the pits, if present. The 2 minute countdown clock is obligatory in the Elite League.
Stop at the start
A rider whose motorcycle at the start, after the green light has been turned on, is not driven forward by the power of the engine, is excluded from the heat.
Touch the Tape (T/T)
A rider who is not able to keep his motorcycle stationary and touches any part of the start gate with the front wheel/motorcycle, after the referee has turned on the green light, is excluded from the heat.
Delaying the start
A rider who does not proceed to the starting position, delays the start otherwise or prevents the start from taking place, can be excluded from the heat.