Club Rules

The Following rules and regulations are applicable to all competitive events run by Gravity L.C.Ltd

By participating or spectating at any of Gravity L.C.Ltd events you are agreeing to abide by all these rules and any supplementary rules set out by Nora Motorsport. All rules are subject to change and riders will be advised at the next opportunity which could be when signing on for the next race meeting.

All Competitors are required to hold a Nora Motorsport Licence.

The tracks are available to be walked after 5pm on the day before the race.

Spectators are not allowed on the course once racing is underway the club will set aside safe places for spectators to prevent anyone from entering restricted areas.


Clerk of the course Kevin Wheatley

Timing / Race Control TBC

Club Secretary Nikki Wheatley email

Signing on Team Nikki Wheatley

All marshals are to report to the signing on desk at arrival please. All marshals are briefed prior to taking up their duties. Even if they do the role regularly you will still need to have a safety briefing.

Youth Grouping

Mini Quads – NEW FOR 2022 – a 30 minute course designed specifically for mini quads

2 stroke and up to 90cc

No tuned quads

No Malossi or Polini Engines, standard frame and engine as built by the manufacturer.

No hybrids

Aged 5-9

125cc Class – Maximum 100cc 2 stroke and 125cc 4 stroke

Aged 8 -12 years

Riders will only be able to start a race after completing a sighting lap.

New riders in the youth group can be accompanied by a Marshall to guide them round the track and assist if required.

Riders in this group at the age of 12 years old will move into the 250cc group.

All machines to be standard production engine quads. You may add as many aftermarket products as you like; the engine may be re-bored but must not exceed the cc size permitted in your group.

NO STROKER CRANKS OR BIG BORE KITS ARE ALLOWED. We reserve the right to test and/or strip bikes throughout the season and any oversized or other illegal bikes will be classed as cheating and the rider disqualified

NO HYBRIDS in this group

250air cooled Class– Maximum 200cc 2 stroke and 250cc 4 stroke

Age 12 – 16 years

Riders moving up from the 125cc group will automatically move into this group only.(11 years old may be able to ride but at the discretion of the committee. This is to be on a standard bike with NO performance modifications.)

All quads to be standard production engine quads. You may add as many aftermarket products as you like; the engine may be re-bored but must not exceed the cc size permitted.

NO STROKER CRANKS OR BIG BORE KITS ARE ALLOWED. We reserve the right to test and/or strip bikes throughout the season and any oversized or other illegal bikes will be classed as cheating and the rider disqualified.

250cc open class

Age 14-16

NO STROKER CRANKS OR BIG BORE KITS ARE ALLOWED. We reserve the right to test and/or strip bikes throughout the season and any oversized or other illegal bikes will be classed as cheating and the rider disqualified

Riders will only be able to start a race after completing a sighting lap

Note: 11 year olds may be permitted to ride a 250cc and 15 year olds to ride a 450cc BUT only if they have been a member of and ridden with Gravity LC in previous years. You MUST be 15 years old minimum to ride 450cc proof of date of birth will be requested. It will also be at the discretion of the committee

All riders under the age of 18 must have a signature of their parent / guardian on their signing on sheet for each meeting. A rider disclaimer is a contract in law and must be signed by people over 18. Rider and parents are agreeing that Gravity LC is providing a suitable track, facilities, and competent officials.

Adult Groups

Expert, 4×4 heavies, clubman, 4×4 lites, over 40’s 2 Man, novice, Side car.

Riders may choose to race in groups according to their ability rather than age if they prefer.

Riders will only be able to start a race after completing a sighting lap

All 16 year old riders will be required to move to the Novice group or if riding a 4×4 they will need to go on 4×4 lites(up to 800cc) for the first year .This will be at the discretion of the committee. A signed note from a clerk of the course to approve a youth rider change of class will be given.

All Youth and Adults riders will need complete a sighting lap before they are able to race.

Riders/ Safety Equipment

All riders must wear full motocross kit, consisting of properly constructed race trousers, long sleeve shirts and gloves. Boots must be calf length motocross style. Goggles are to be worn at the start of the race and we recommend wearing them throughout the race. Helmets must be in good condition, of ACU gold label standard with a securely fixed strap.

We strongly advise against the use of a Head Camera attachment which could seriously compromise a participant’s safety in the event of a collision.

We recommend you wear body armour, neck brace and a kidney belt

No Hoodies allowed to be worn whilst racing. Long sleeves must be worn.

Long hair must be tied back

All quads must have lanyard/kill switch. Officials will check this at scrutineering.

Number Boards

Number Boards MUST be fitted. It is to everyone’s benefit that Gravity are able to see these at all times in case of incidents or accidents on the track. It is also of benefit for the clubs time keeper should there be any problems with the transponder timing system.

All riders must display an upright fin type board of the correct colour with their rider number clearly visible from both sides, any riders with the incorrect number board colours ,numbers or flat boards displayed will be asked to start at the back of the starting groups.

125 White background black text

250 air cooled Red background white text

250 open Green with white text

4×4 heavies Red background white text

Novice White background black text

2 man Green background white text

4×4 lites White background black text

Over 40 Yellow background black text

Clubman Blue background white text

Expert Red background white text

Side Car Green background with black text

Officials and Flags.

Union Jack: start

Chequered: finish

Yellow: slow down, caution required

Purple: Rider under caution, you are being observed

Black: rider to pull into pits immediately

Red: event to be stopped. Return to start at walking pace.


All competition quads must be presented for a technical inspection prior to a race.

All riders must wear kill switch lanyard and helmets to scrutineering.

Once your quad has passed scrutineering it must remain untouched.

Exhaust system must not exceed the maximum noise level of 94 decibels static test. If the noise level is exceeded expect not to ride. Random noise tests at track-side will be carried out, you will be permitted 98.1 dba at 7.5 metres whilst your quad is under full load. If over 98.1 you will be black flagged, stopped and required to sort it out. If after 2 black flags the machine is still too loud you will take no further part in the event.

Riding in the Pits

Riding in the pits should be limited to the absolute necessary and be strictly at walking pace with helmet and lanyard worn

Parking and Camping Area

Race quads are only allowed to be ridden on the actual race day and then only whilst going to or from scrutineering and the race. When quads are parked a suitable parking device must be used, i.e. chocks, parking brake. All areas off the track have a speed restriction to walking pace (1st gear only)

and riders must wear helmets and kill switch lanyards. Please respect the safety of others in these areas at all times.

Please do not enter prohibited areas – Signs are displayed for your safety.

Course Cutting

Course cutting will not be tolerated. Offenders may be penalized by 1 lap deduction to disqualification. This will be at the discretion of the committee or the Clerk of the course. In the event of a hold up, wait until the track is cleared, unless there is a route available that stays within the boundaries of the flags/posts/tape marking the course, whilst by-passing the obstruction.

Do not reroute yourself off the marked track unless instructed to by a marshal.

Riders must follow the original marked track and not take advantage should flags/posts/tape be destroyed during the course of the race.

Refuelling and Repairs

Quad must be refuelled with DEAD ENGINE in the refuelling pits only.

No refuelling between the sighting lap and the race start

Track-side refuelling or refuelling with the engine running will result in a DSQ.

Minimum age for refuelling is 16 years.

Children are not allowed in the refuelling area.

Children under the age of 16 are NOT allowed in the pit area during the race unless they are competing.

Adult riders may repair their machine at track side only if they carry a repair kit on their person or quad. If official outside assistance is required then the rider and quad will be towed directly back to the pits not through the lap scoring. Riders must go through the lap scoring under their own power.



Fire Extinguishers

Each rider must bring a 2.5kg fire extinguisher (dry powder) to the event. This must be brought to scrutineering and then left in the pit area whilst the rider is competing in the race.

Track Markings


All Gravity tracks have visual tape and arrows and double arrowed for any unusual obstruction. Riders are required to stay within the markers.

Championship Points 2022

6 rounds of which 5 rounds to count – Youths

6 rounds of which 5 rounds to count – Adults

1st 50 points, 2nd 46 points then decrease by 2 points down to last place.

5 bonus points per race entered. Dropped round will loos the bonus points as well.

100 bonus points for round 7

Adults – To win your maximum points, riders will have to have ridden at least 50% of the laps of the winning rider in that class

Championship points are non-transferrable between classes or riders.

Riders are not permitted to change Championship class during the season without forfeiting all points.

Riders need to complete a minimum of 4 races to be eligible for Championship points

Championship points will only be awarded to fully paid 2022 season Gravity members.

DNF’s for Adult and 250 classes this season.

Riders must not leave the pits to re-join the race once the chequered flag is put out.


Aggressive and intimidating behaviour, which includes bad language, is not acceptable on, or off, the track and may be penalised by lap deduction or disqualification. At the discretion of the clerk of the course.


All Spectators and family/friends of riders MUST NOT walk on the track during racing as this is for your safety as well as for the safety of the RIDERS. ‘Walking on or within 3 meters of the track is prohibited’ Warning signs are around the track restricting access and warning of danger.

Gravity LC will not be except liability for any accidents past prohibited areas to Spectators, Family, and Friends. In the interest of safety and the smooth running of the club, officials’ instructions must be adhered to at all times. Officials reserve the right to have the final decision.


Any dispute must be made within 15 minutes of the final result.

To submit a dispute you must put £50 cash in an envelope, and hand to the secretary. In turn the race director, clerk of the course and another committee member will discuss the issue and decide upon immeadiatley. If the appeal goes in favour of the person making the complaint then they receive the money from the dispute back, if not the club keeps the money.


Please take all your rubbish home. Check your areas before you leave the event.

Anyone leaving rubbish will receive a two race ban or DSQ. Repeat offenders will be excluded from Gravity events.

The Gravity LC Committee reserve the right to review/amend these rules at any time if necessary.

Thank you for taking the time to read and adhere to these rules which have been written with each rider’s safety in mind and also to help us run the club successfully.

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