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National Sporting Code

NSC – Part III (35-38)

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PART III – Entrants and Competitors

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35.
Entrants: All Entrants must be aware of and abide by this Code and the Articles governing the Sanctioned Series and the Standing Regulations governing the Meeting or Event in which they are entered and in particular:

(1)
Must, if the Entrant is not also the Competitor, possess an Entrants Licence issued by MotorSport NZ;
(2)
Must sign or electronically acknowledge the entry and pay the required entry fee;
(3)
Must agree to be bound by the provisions of this Code;
(4)
Shall have the right of protest and the right of appeal but may agree in writing to their Competitor(s) lodging a protest or appeal;
(5)
Must, if the Entrant is not also the Competitor, prior to the Meeting or Event appoint a person to represent them at the Meeting or Event provided that such appointment must be in writing and be produced on the demand of any Official of the Meeting or Event and provided further that any such appointment shall not remain in effect for a term of more than one(1) year; and
(6)
Shall be responsible at all times for the actions of the Entrant’s Competitor(s), pit and service crews and for the payment of any fines levied on any of them.
36.
Competitors: All Competitors must be aware of and abide by the Articles governing the Sanctioned Series, the Standing Regulations and the Supplementary Regulations (if any) for the Meeting or Event in which they are entered and in particular must:

(1)
Hold a current, valid Competition Licence of the grade required by this Code for the Meeting or Event entered which Licence must be available for inspection by any Official of the Meeting or Event at all times during the Meeting or Event;
(2)
Have presented either in person or on their behalf, their Licence and proof of membership of a Member Club at scrutineering or administrative checking prior to the Meeting or Event entered;
(3)
Wear the required protective clothing approved for the Meeting or Event entered;
(4)
Decline to compete in a competing vehicle, which they know to be ineligible for the Meeting or Event entered;
(5)
Not enter more than one(1) Meeting or Event at different venues on the same day unless they hold the permission of MotorSport NZ;
(6)
At all times obey the instructions of any authorised Official of the Sanctioned Series, Meeting or Event and take any disputes with such Officials to (in the case of a Sanctioned Series) the Series Coordinator, or (in the case of a Meeting or Event) the Clerk of Course or, (where one is appointed) the Competitor Relations Officer;
(7)
Be present at any meetings or briefings where this is required by the Articles, the Standing Regulations or Supplementary Regulations (if any) or by the Stewards and, unless by prior agreement with the organiser, at any prize-giving or ceremony where their presence is required by such Articles or Standing Regulations or Supplementary Regulations;
(8)
Not rely on a MotorSport NZ Competition Licence, or in any way suggest or imply authorisation or endorsement by MotorSport NZ or the FIA, in respect of any participation in Meetings and Events or other motorsport activity at venues other than at venues licensed by MotorSport NZ for particular Meetings, Events or other motorsport activity;
(9)
Not rely on a MotorSport NZ Competition Licence, or in any way suggest or imply authorisation or endorsement by MotorSport NZ or the FIA, in respect of any participation in Meetings and Events or other motorsport activity other than at Meetings, Events or other motorsport activity which have been authorised by MotorSport NZ by the issue of a Permit;
(10)
Comply at all times with the contents of this Code and in particular the code of driving conduct which may be applicable to the Meeting or Event by virtue of Appendix Four of this Code; and
(11)
All competitors between the ages of 12 and 16 are required at the time of application and renewal of a MotorSport NZ competition licence to produce the written consent of one(1) parent or the Competitor’s legal guardian (such consent being in a form prescribed by MotorSport NZ from time to time).
The minimum age at which a competitor may be licensed or eligible to compete is 12 years of age.
MotorSport NZ shall in Appendix One Schedule L of this Code, from time to time prescribe conditions and Meeting and Event restrictions pertaining to competitors between the ages of 12 and 16 years.
(12)
Retain and present on demand to Stewards of the Meeting or Event, Event Director / Race Director / Clerk of the Course any hearing notification of decision forms pertaining to the current licence which contain a current penalty of licence endorsement.
(13)
Accept responsibility for the presentation of their competing vehicle insofar as:

(a)
The vehicle conforms to the Articles governing the Sanctioned Series and the Supplementary Regulations covering the Meeting or Event including any covering the specification of the competing vehicle;
(b)
The competing vehicle is in a clean and safe condition;
(c)
The competing vehicle’s Competition numbers are displayed and positioned in accordance with the Standing Regulations, or appropriate Sanctioned Series Articles or Supplementary Regulations (if any).
(14)
The competitor shall be responsible for all acts or omissions on the part of any person taking part in, or providing a service in connection with, an event or a championship on their behalf, including in particular their employees, direct or indirect, their drivers, mechanics, consultants, service providers or passengers, as well as any person to whom the competitor has allowed access to the Reserved areas.
37.
Change and Nomination of Competitor and Change of Competing Vehicle: Unless specifically prohibited by the Supplementary Regulations (if any) or by the Articles of any Sanctioned Series, any Entrant may, up to thirty(30) minutes prior to commencement of any Event, with the prior consent of the organiser of the Meeting or Event (and in the case of a Meeting or Event which is a round of such a Series, the prior consent of the organiser of the Series):

(1)
Nominate the Competitor or change the Competitor nominated by the Entrant, to drive the Entrant’s competing vehicle in the Event;
(2)
Change the competing vehicle entered in the Event provided the replacement competing vehicle qualifies for the same group or class in which the original competing vehicle was entered.
38.
Drugs and Alcohol:

(1)
MotorSport NZ has adopted the Drug Free Sport New Zealand Sports Anti-Doping Rules (SADR), and sets out in Appendix One Schedule D of this Code regulations for the purposes of this Article of this Code.
(2)
No Competitor shall take, be affected by, or have in his/her system, any banned substance or alcohol, during any Meeting or Event. Any Competitor who consumes intoxicating liquor at a Meeting or Event shall be instantly excluded therefrom and shall be prevented by the Officials from starting or continuing in that Meeting or Event provided however that this restriction shall not apply to rest breaks of more than eight(8) hours.
(3)
Nothing in paragraph (2) of this Article shall prevent or restrict the supply as prizes of liquor to a Competitor during a Meeting or Event.
(4)
The provisions of paragraph (2) of this Article shall apply to all service and pit crew members who for the duration of a Meeting or Event, are engaged in servicing a Competitor or competing vehicle and shall apply to all Officials of a Meeting or Event and their assistants.
(5)
A competitor who is taking or being treated with any prohibited substance or medication, whether prescribed or not, shall not drive, attempt to drive or compete in any competing vehicle in any Meeting or Event, unless that competitor has a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) issued in accordance with the provisions of Appendix One Schedule D.
(6)
All Competitors and Officials of a Meeting or Event shall submit to such alcohol or drug testing as may be required and any failure to do so shall be regarded as a breach of this Code.