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    2023 Rule Change Proposal Suggestions

    2023 MRA Rulebook rule change proposals


    Proposals/suggestions for the 2023 Rulebook are now open and will be accepted until Saturday September 10th (rule change proposals will not be accepted after 23:59hrs on September 10th). Written rule change proposals can be submitted to Dennis Stowers, or any rider representative. The preferred method would be for racers to submit rule change proposals via the 2023 rule change thread under the Rules and Tech category on the MRA forums.

    The rule change meeting will most likely take place on October 8th, approximately 2 weeks after round 7, but may change time and venue as we get closer to the date.

    The rule change meeting is open to all members and will be held to discuss the proposed 2023 rule changes. The members attending this meeting will be encouraged to give input on the changes that will be presented to the MRA board for approval. Finalized rule changes for the 2023 season should firmed up by the end of the year.

    When making your suggestion, be sure to cite the existing rule and what changes you are suggesting. If it is a new rule, please use the exact wording you would like to appear at the rule change meeting and possibly the rulebook.

    If you want to discuss your rule change proposal, please start a separate thread in the Rules and Tech category on the forum.

    If you have any questions please contact Dennis Stowers rulebook.mra@gmail.com
    Dennis Stowers MRA #151
    2021-2022 MRA BoD Rider Representative - Rulebook
    Absolute Moto-Michelin

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    1. Kids are allowed to be on wheels during lunch and before the track goes hot in the mornings.

    2. 2.12.A. Internal modifications of the OEM radiator may be made, as long as the external materials and dimensions remain the same. - I propose to change the supersport rule to allow for larger or aftermarket radiators in supersport racing category. This is more a safety and rider longevity concern, if the bikes stays cooler, it won't blow up on the track and cause a mess, accident, or lengthy clean up process.

    3. Qualifying for grid positions in ALL supersport and superbike races.

    4. Grid positions be staggered rather than each row in a straight line giving little to no advantage/dis-advantage to riders based on points positions or qualifying positions.

    5. Award 1 championship point for qualifying on pole position per category.

    6. 8.5.D. Colors - all Expert competitors will use black numbers on a white background. Numbers must be approximately 6 high and 1 wide, of standard block lettering with no shading or outlining. Novice competitors will use black numbers as specified above, but the numbers shall be on a yellow background. - For this I propose a change to allow in the rule book for numbers to be approved if outlined in a color of the riders choice. Also allow for numbers color to be other than black or white, but must be approved by the VP of rules and tech before being used in a race setting. (half our club in the last 7 years have had outlines, different color numbers, and has always been let slide)
    Jared Dear - MRA #48

    Quik Cycles, Sol Performance, Pirelli tires

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    7. DNS and DNF competitors should not receive last place points. Points should only be awarded to racers that finish all laps in a race. DNS and DNF = zero points earned.
    Jared Dear - MRA #48

    Quik Cycles, Sol Performance, Pirelli tires

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    Supersport transmission under-cutting

    I'd like to offer a suggestion for Supersport rule 2.10; Transmission and Clutch modifications Allowed: Sub-heading 2.10B reads "Transmission gears may be shimmed only for the purpose of proper engagement . . ." I'd like to see that changed to "Transmission gears may be shimmed or under-cut only for the purpose of proper engagement . . ."

    There are a number of entry-level bikes that suffer from poor gear dog engagement with stock transmissions; the Ninja 300/400 is one, the Kawasaki EX 500 was another back in the day. Under-cutting the transmission is the cure. It's not really a performance advantage except that if your bike doesn't jump out of gear entering corners and your competitor's does, well then you have an advantage, yes. But really, it's a safety thing, and it would be nice if any rider suffering that mechanical problem could legally get it fixed. For riders who aren't having the problem, it's no disadvantage that other riders might have under-cut transmissions. As soon as a rider IS having that problem though, it becomes a safety issue for everyone.

    Stephen Husbands
    MRA 30

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    8. I propose we combine MVGTU and MVGTO in one race and STGTU and STGTO in another race. Combine the modern vintage and combine the super twins classes.
    Jared Dear - MRA #48

    Quik Cycles, Sol Performance, Pirelli tires

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