Round 4 and 5 

September 24th and 25th during the "Insane Ride"

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE PROPERTY: 65 Gordon St, Poatina 7302

 

The property is located in North of Tas 54KM South of Launceston and 164KM North of Hobart.  MAP

 

COVID-19. Please obey directions and be safe.

 

Pit tents and authorized vehicles can use the designated Pit Area. Camping facilities are available.

ARRIVING AT THE PROPERTY and SIGN-ON

 

Sign on Available from 12pm - 5pm Friday 23rd September (Recommended as Saturday mornings get very busy)

Saturday 24th September 2022  

Sign on is from 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

 

  • Once on site please travel down Gordon St down to the Poatina Chalet Conference centre​.

    • Food van, Toilets, sign on tent and first aid are all located in Pit area as well as Poatina village

  • Sign on will take place here as well as breakfast where ordered in advance

-The rider will need to show a photo ID and their current in date AMA membership printout or screen shot.

-Your completed Bike Self-Scrutineering form and guardianship form (if applicable)

          

TRANSPONDERS:

 

-Our timing system requires NO transponder to be fitted to your bike.

 

BIKE NUMBERS:

 

You must ensure you have your bike number fitted on the front and side plates on your motorcycle prior to the event starting.  Getting a number is done using the Grassroots numbering system. Ensure we can read it, say it out loud as you come through the shoot, otherwise you will not be scored, Also if we see a number relating to another grade on track then you may be sent down a difficult trail. All bike numbering must be to Grass Roots Aus standards. Race number information

 

 

SCRUTINEERING:

 

Self-scrutineering . Bikes do not require road registration as the event is held on private property.  Please bring a completed scrutineering form with you (received in info pack) to sign-on along with your completed guardianship form (if required). Please note no pit bikes or cheap “eBay bikes” are permitted to be used at our events.

 

Junior bikes are restricted to 65cc to 200 cc two stroke & 125cc to 250cc four stroke.

All bikes must be fitted with a manual clutch from the factory, meaning no PW80 for example as they will not make it around the course.

 

CHECK POINTS:

 

There will be check points on the route, please treat these the same as the start / finish line slowing down and verbally communicating your bike number to the official. ALL riders MUST carry a gps and have it set to record. The .gpx file must be available at race completion for the results to be checked. Have your cable handy. Garmin units are catered for.

 

GPS

Required for ALL classes (Except Junior B). This track is not bunted or arrowed, gps navigation is needed and it must be carried for points to count. .gpx file must be handed in at completion of the event. Bring your own cable. Garmin units supported only for our computer system. 

 

All grades follow GPS route which will be provided via email leading up to event.

 

WEEKEND FORMAT

Friday

  • Sign on will be held at the Poatina Chalet conference centre from 12pm - 5pm.

  • Prologue Track WALK ONLY Allowed from Friday 12pm onwards after sign on.

  • Food will be available Friday afternoon and evening from the guys at Trails espresso.

 

Saturday

  • Sign on will be held at the Poatina Chalet conference centre from 7am

  • 9.30am Rider briefing.

  • Rider assembly at start line by 10am.

  • Racers will complete 3 individual laps of the Prologue course on Saturday Morning

  • The top 20 racers will do a final lap of the prologue course in the afternoon determining starting order for Sunday’s Insane Ride

Sunday

  • Timing Check in from 6.30 am.

  • Rider briefing at 7am, with the start/clutch off being at 7:30AM Sharp.

  • Riders will be Staged along fence line beginning on the prologue course before continuing on 1 large lap estimated to take 5 plus hours

  • Course will be via GPS with riders following the appropriate GPS course for their category

 

Points from Saturday will contribute to the local series round 4 based on fastest lap time. All riders will have their fastest lap time from Saturday added to Sundays Insane ride. The Insane ride will be staged based on fastest lap times on Saturday’s prologue.

 

HYDRATION / FUEL ON THE TRACK:

 

We will have water at the pits on Saturday and Sunday.

Fuel for the weekend must be placed in the designated fuel area at the pits before your race. 

 

FOOD OPTIONS:

  • LUNCH daily will be available via our major sponsor Trails Espresso. Trails Espresso provide gourmet burgers and drinks that will not disappoint! These are not pre ordered and can be purchased on the day.

  • * Breakfast/Dinner All dinner and breakfasts will need to be pre purchased via the sticky tickets ticketing page.

  • Pre Purchased breakfast will be provided by Poatina village consisting of hot egg and bacon roll with freshly brewed Coffee

  •  Pre Purchased dinner will be provided by the well renowned “Coast to Coast the Golden Roast”​ ( multiple roast meets, vegies, potatoes, salads, gravy and bread rolls)​

  • Meal packages are available for Sat, Sun and both.

   For catering purposes these will not be able to be purchased on the day so, please grab your tickets and we will make sure you are well fed!

 

DRINKS:

We don’t mind a drink after a good day on the bikes. Please be mindful that our permit will NOT allow any racing with a reading over 0.00 and random checks may be carried out the mornings of racing and disqualifications are mandatory.

SPECTATORS

  • Each rider will be provided with 2 Spectator entry tickets with their race entry

(These will be handed out when signing on Saturday morning)

  • People 15 years and under are required to attain tickets through Sticky Tickets – These tickets are free of charge

  • People over 15 years can purchase any additional tickets required via Sticky Tickets

  • We would encourage pre purchases of discount spectator tickets to ensure the ques keep moving – Gate sales will also be available.

IMPORTANT STUFF /  FAQ"S

  • All riders must operate under the A.M.A guidelines.

             

  • The Event Organizer will have the right to refuse entry to anyone and has the right to request any person to leave the property.

 

  • Riders must not be affected by alcohol or drugs whilst riding, if an official suspect you are affected by alcohol or drugs, it will be brought to the attention of the Event Organizer.

 

  • SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE PITS AREA OR ANYWHERE NEAR THE RACETRACK AT ANYTIME.

 

  • Each pit must have a fully charged (minimum 1kg) fire extinguisher present and easily available in the open.

 

  • Refueling is only permitted in the pits or refuel area.

  • Maximum speed in the pit area and any other area excluding the marked track is “Walking Pace”. Motorcycles ridden anywhere other than the racetrack is at “Walking Pace”. You will be asked to leave the property if you are seen riding at speed, in areas not designated as a racetrack.

 

  • Riding of the track is not permitted outside of the event without the express permission of the event organizer or track manager.

  • Riders are only permitted to ride in the correct race direction of any track, Leaving the track will result in DNF.

  • Unless entering PIT area you must continue onto the next lap

 

  • Sweep riders will be riding the tracks throughout the day, all sweep riders are identified by their high-visibility vest, if you need attention or wish to bring an issue to the attention of the race/event organizer, while you are riding, please notify a sweep rider or stationary marshal.

 

  • If you are unable to return the control tent yourself (or pit area), please notify a sweep rider.  They will assist you with your return.  Please be patient as you may be required to wait for the sweep rider to be available, the control tent will be notified of your situation by the sweep rider. At no time are bikes to be ridden or pushed against the track direction.

 

 

  • No sighting lap, you will experience terrain that is rocky, loose, steep and hazardous, ride at a pace that is safe and comfortable for you, if you feel the track is too dangerous or is too difficult for your ability please return to the pits and notify the control tent. 

 

  • An approved motorcycle helmet must be worn, boots that protect the feet and ankles, long pants and shirt/jersey, gloves and goggles (tear offs are not permitted).

 

  • No bikes are to be started or ridden before 8am respecting property owners, Portable toilets will be available at the event

 

  • Please take all rubbish with you leaving footprints only, some bins are provided at the venue, we want to be welcomed back again and again by the property owners so please respect this by leaving your camp and pit areas as they were when you arrived. Please ensure all zip/cable ties are picked up.

 

  • We have professional photographers at the event taking photos of the action, these will be used by Tasmanian Hard Enduro and our sponsors on social media platforms, if you do not want images of yourself or your children used in public you must let us know before the event commences via email