2011 Rules

October 3rd, 2014

2011 D-6 Mototrials Rules

Mototrials is the successful negotiation of a marked course while accumulating the

least number of points. Here are D-6 Sports Association policies and rider rules for all

Mototrials competitors to know and understand.

Points Paying Classes:

Champ-will ride expert sections with or without splits

Expert-will ride expert sections with or without splits

Advanced-will ride 3 advanced and 3 experts with no splits

Intermediate-will ride 3 easy advanced and 3 hard novice with no splits

Novice-will ride novice lines

Beginner-will ride 3 easy novice and 3 expert with beginner starts and finishes

Senior Expert-35 or older and will ride Advanced lines

Senior “A”-a rider 35 or older and will ride intermediate lines

Senior “35”- rider will ride novice lines

Senior “45”- rider will ride novice lines

Super senior-“55” rider will ride novice lines

Progressive Classes are Beginner, Novice, and Intermediate

Non-Progressive Classes are Advanced, Expert classes, and all senior classes

Exhibition-can ride any class but receive no trophy or points for that event

Rider Advancement-If a rider reaches the advancement number of points, (which is

16 points per event; (excluding 1 work day and 1 throw out event) he will have

to move up in the next class event. Beginners must accumulate 120 points to advance.

If a rider advances mid-season, the rider will lose all points from the lower class and

start out with a zero score for the higher class. If the system moves a rider his points

from the higher class will go for award in previous class.

Riders who have been inactive for two or more seasons may apply for a change in

class status. (A) Each case will be looked into and evaluated before any class change is

allowed. (B) If a rider is allowed to move back and dominates this class, the

chairperson with the help of the representative has the right to move them up a class.

(C) A rider must tell chairman before any moves or points do not count. Senior

classes are determined by age and riders ability.

Trophies are awarded to the rider who has accumulated the most points within the

points season. To qualify for a season award the rider must work one event during the

point season. A rider is eligible for only one award per season. Unbreakable seasonal

points ties will be broken by the most 1st and 2nd place finishes, etc. Year end exact

scores will be broken by the rider’s total score for the year in each event that they

competed against each other with the lowest score winning. (Total points and award

eligibility will be determined by the point’s chairman and referee)

Scoring: 0-1-2-3-5-10

5 for out of bounds, dismounts or displacement of markers and backing up. 10 points

for failure to report to a section.

Points for the day:

30-1st 25-2nd 21-3rd 18-4th 16-5th 15-6th 14-7th 13-8th 12-9th 11-10th

decreasing in one point increments to 20th place, decreasing in .1 increments 20-29th


A. Fault Definitions:

1. Footing – any contact providing support between any part of the rider’s body or machine (exception; tires, foot pegs or skid plate) with the ground or an obstacle (tree, rock, etc.). Footing can occur either inside or

outside the boundary. For tires outside the boundary refer to B.13 2. Foot rotation counts as one point. 3. Sliding a foot counts as three points 4. Both feet placed on the ground simultaneously counts as two points. B. Failure Definitions:

1. The machine is moving backwards with or without the rider footing. 2. Any displacement of markers with the machine or rider, requiring that they be reset, i.e. breaking or

knocking down. Touching a boundary is not a failure. The rider or machine must make direct contact with the marker. 3. The rider dismounts from the machine and has both feet on the ground on the same side of or behind the

machine. 4. The rider does not have both hands on the handlebar when footing while stationary. 5. The rider receives outside assistance. 6. The rider changes the condition of a section. C.11 7. The rider begins a section attempt without the observer’s acknowledgment. 8. The engine stops while footing or while any other part of the machine, except for the tires, is used for support, without forward motion (The motorcycle must be moving forward while footing with a dead engine to avoid a five (5). 9. If the handlebar is used for support and the motorcycle is beyond 45-degrees from vertical. 10. The motorcycle does a complete loop, crossing both its own tracks, with both wheels. 11. The rider fails to pass through all the gates or splits for their class. Only one bike length (6 feet) between flags of the same color is allowed 12. The front wheel must precede the back wheel when passing through the gates or split. 13. When a marker is passed by either tire on the out-of-bounds side of the marker with the tire on the ground. In the case of running over a taped boundary, there must be ground visible between the tape and the tire and the tire must be on the ground on the out-of-bounds side of the tape. It is permitted to float one wheel over an exterior section boundary but not both tires, i.e., jumping the bike over a boundary is a failure. The front axle must pass between the start gates and end gates. Both axles must pass through the start gate and all other gates for the class, except only the front axle is required to pass through the end gate. Riders may only pass through any gate one time per section attempt. 14. Only the greatest penalty, as defined above, shall be counted for the section. However, the following points may be added: C. Other Penalties: 1. A rider may report to the observer and receive a five for that section, even though he does not attempt it.

2. Sections are to be ridden in designated order only. The penalty for missed sections or sections ridden out of order is ten (10) points per section. Any sections not ‘punched’ are considered to be missed sections.

3. If blank or unmarked spaces on the scorecards exceed 10% of designated rides, the rider will be considered a non-finisher. 4. A rider waiting in line to enter a section must not leave their machine. If they do, they must go to the end

of the line. Refusal to comply may be considered unsportsmanlike conduct. 5 Any section ridden more than once per loop will receive 10 points, in addition to their first attempt score. 6. Practice in any of the sections before or during the event will result in disqualification of the rider from the trial. 7. When a split start is employed, the rider must start and end each loop on their designated section, or be considered a non-finisher. 8. Unsportsmanlike conduct, offensive behavior or language, by a rider or minder, will result in a penalty of 5 to 25 points or disqualification of the rider at the discretion of the referee. The 5 to 25 point penalty can be given at the sole discretion of any observer or course official. Repeated offenses may lead to further sanctions as per AMA rule Chapter 5, item B-3, against the rider. 9. Exceeding the posted speed limit is a 5-point penalty (for each offense) before, during and after the event 10. A rider cutting the course or going backwards on the course may be disqualified at the discretion of the


Tie Scores-In cases of a tie score; the rider with the most 0-1-2-3-5 will be declared

the winner, and so on. If dabs are the same, a ride off will determine the winner.

It is advised that checkers not be changed during the event

Stadium Trials-Stadium Trials are acceptable as points accumulating events. Rules

may be altered for the lack of space in the stadium

Number System:

Mototrial numbers are assigned by the District 6 Trials Chairperson based on the

riders finishing position during the previous points season. Only front number plates

are required for Trials. It is MANDATORY that your CLASS and Number be

displayed on this plate. Number and letter size should be 2 to 3 inches in


Sections are to be clearly marked for the rider. Flags shall be placed in the general

line of sight of the rider, no less than 15 inches from the ground and no higher than 36

inches. Minimum width of the section should be 4 feet.

Flags are to be of 2 distinctly different colors. Red always to be used for the right

hand marker and blue to be used for the left hand marker. The course must not

contain impossible turns, accents, descents, or be too hazardous.

Each observed section must have pairs of section Start and section End signs in their

respective positions. These start and end signs should be placed at least 4 feet apart

and square to the path of the section where practical.

Sections are to be separately numbered. The number must be posted at the start of

each section. Riders are instructed to ride them in consecutive order only.

The number of sections and number of loops must be announced before the start of

each event. No section shall be included which cannot be test ridden a minimum of 3

times by either the representative or a designer to determine the deterioration or

whether changes will not tender the section dangerous to the rider.

No section may be altered during the course of the event until each competitor

has had equal number of tries at that section, or no scores will be recorded for that

section. No section may be closed, altered, or deleted without the express consent of

the course representative.

Scoring shall start when the front axle passes the start marker, and shall

end when the front axle passes the end marker. (Front axle in, front axle out) The

checking official at each section must be stationed so that the entire section is plainly

visible. If the character of the section is such that more than one checker is required,

penalties will be called by the checker at the end of the section. Also at the end of the

section, the rider shall acknowledge his score to be correct. If not tell the checker to

note for referee to check the same.

This is the rider’s responsibility.


A reasonable time limit shall be set by the promoting club so as to discourage

lagging behind by any rider. Stipulated time may not be changed (minimum time limit

of 4 hours). The scorecard must be in the scorer’s possession at the designated cut off

time. An official clock must be displayed.

Cut off time should be posted at the location of the rider meeting.

Checkers will leave sections at the appointed time. Any rider with an incomplete score

will receive a maximum of 10 points for the remaining rides. Riders at the section at

cut off time will be checked. Any rider completing at least half of their last loop will be

scored 10 points for each remaining section. Any rider Not completing at least half of

their last loop will be considered a DNF (Did Not Finish).

Original score sheets and punch cards must be available for at least

one half hour after the final results are posted.


Trials riders must wear a helmet with chin strap fastened

Once a rider has taken a motorcycle into a section and has been officially scored, he

must continue the rest of the trials on that motorcycle. Handlebars, sparkplugs, cables,

ect. May be replaced; but the motorcycle must remain initially the same.

If a rider is severely distracted or his line is blocked by spectators or other

riders, he may claim a balk. At the discretion of the checker and/or the course marshal,

a re-ride of the section may be permitted.

One mandatory work day and one throw out event (or no points awarded for

the 2011 riding season).

Any rider who fails to abide by these rules and policies or conducts themselves

in an unsportsmanlike manner can be disqualified from the event or charged 10 to 100

points on their score.

The District 6 Sports Association seasons runs from December 1 to November

30. District 6 numbers are in effect January 1 to December 31 of the present year.


Riders will have to submit protests in writing along with a required AMA fee to

the club referee within 30 minutes after the final results are posted.


To compete, you MUST show both a current AMA AND District 6 card at sign-

up. Riders not having a district card (any district) MUST ride exhibition.

EVENT OFFICIALS must check for D-6 and AMA current cards at sign up!

Event officials are as follows: Trials Chairperson and Club Referee. The club

referee is the principal officer. Point’s Chairperson will assist club referee in decisions

with regards to District 6 rules.

Club Referees:

Tricky Trialers—Henry Holman

Rausch Creek- Dave Diehl

Candy Town—Kevin Higgins

PTR—Jon Michael Minteer

White Rose—Sunny Dietz

Durty Dabbers—Dave Weaver

Observed Trials Point’s and Numbers Chairperson:

Terry Anselmo

160 Minnier Road

Sunbury, Pa. 17801



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If this person happens to be a rider they will not be permitted to ride in that

day’s event.