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Schedule L

Schedule L – Licences

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Appendix One – Schedule L
Licences

Contents Last Updated: 5 November 2021

Part One – Competition Licences

Article 1 General
Article 2 Medical Aptitude and Reviews
Article 3 Minimum Age of Competitors
Article 4 Licence Types
Article 5 MotorSport NZ Licence holders competing outside of New Zealand
Article 6 Use of another ASN’s Competition Licence in New Zealand
Article 7 Issuing a MotorSport NZ Competition licence to non-New Zealand Citizens

Part Two – Officials’ Licences

Article 1 General
Article 2 Types of licence

Part Three – Quick Reference to Motorsport NZ Issued Competition Licence Validity

Note: Text changes from the previous issue of this Schedule are highlighted such. Text changes for grammatical and/or formatting reasons are not highlighted.

Part One – Competition Licences

1.
General:
1.1
Part IV of the National Sporting Code governs the issue and use of all MotorSport NZ Licences.
1.2
A prerequisite to obtaining any licence is the applicant (save for firms or body corporates who may obtain an Entrants Licence only) shall be a member of a Member club.
1.3
This Schedule prescribes the grades of, and qualification, experience and training required for any person to hold a licence.
1.4
The establishment of an acceptable level of Medical Aptitude is required prior to a Competition Licence being issued.
1.5
Temporary M Grade or Temporary HC Grade Licences can be obtained from the Steward, Clerk of the Course or Secretary of the Meeting or Event appointed to officiate at the Event or Meeting. All other licences are obtained from MotorSport NZ Administration Office.
Note: Temporary M Grade Licences are not available to competitors under the age of 16.
1.6
MotorSport NZ shall appoint a Competition Licence Panel to:
(1)
To consider applications from Junior Competitors and grant, if deemed appropriate, derogations from Appendix One Schedule L requirements pertaining to age and or vehicle limitations.
(2)
To consider any application and, if deemed appropriate, grant derogations from Appendix One Schedule L requirements pertaining to the qualification process for MotorSport NZ Competition Licences.
2.
Medical Aptitude and Reviews:
2.1
Scope: All competitors wishing to participate in motorsport competition held under the National Sporting Code of MotorSport NZ are required to either make a formal declaration of medical aptitude and/or undergo an annual medical examination dependent on the competition licence grading as follows:
(1)

M Grade or Temporary M Grade Licences: All competitors are expected to be in a physical state that enables them to declare on Event entry that at the time of the Event they are not suffering from any disability of any kind whether permanent or temporary that is likely to detrimentally affect their control of their automobile or their fitness to drive in the Event.

(a)
Any competitor unable to make such declaration will be unable to participate.
(b)
Prior to the issue of a Junior M Grade Licence to a person aged from the date of their 12th birthday up until their 16th birthday, MotorSport NZ shall require an appraisal from a recognised physical fitness trainer or School / College Physical Education teacher that the applicant meets or exceeds the minimum physical fitness requirements of a Beep Test Level 5.0 or equivalent test. This form should be obtained from the MotorSport NZ Office.
(2)

C Grade and R Grade Licences:

(a)
All competitors, except for those persons aged from the date of their 12th birthday up until their 16th birthday, shall at time of application and renewal for a C Grade and/or R Grade licence submit the appropriate Medical Aptitude Declaration issued by MotorSport NZ.
(b)
For competitors aged from the date of their 12th birthday up until their 16th birthday shall at the time of their first application submit a completed Junior Driver Medical Examination Form and for subsequent renewals submit the appropriate Medical Aptitude Declaration issued by MotorSport NZ. This form can be obtained from the MotorSport NZ Office.
Note: Temporary M Grade Licences are not available to competitors under the age of 16.
(3)
International Grades: All competitors at time of application and renewal for an International grade licence shall provide on the appropriate Medical Examination Form, issued by MotorSport NZ documented evidence of having undergone a medical examination by the Doctor of their choice.
2.2
Annual Medical Aptitude Declaration for C Grade and/or R Grade Licences:
(1)
Its purpose is to enable the MotorSport NZ Medical Assessor annually to determine whether the competitor has the level of physiological and physical condition required to control an automobile in either a Race or Rally Event.
(2)

This is obtained by submission of the Medical Aptitude Declaration through the MotorSport Online system and, in the case of initial application, a clearance from a MotorSport NZ licence examiner that the applicant has no abnormalities with colour vision.

Note: The colour vision clearance is not required on subsequent Declarations/Licence renewals.
(3)
In submitting a Medical Aptitude Declaration a competitor may submit a signed clearance from the competitor’s General Practitioner to be referred to MotorSport NZ’s Medical Assessor for consideration and for further investigation or consultation if required.
(4)
Should MotorSport NZ on the advice of its Medical Adviser determine that the Medical Aptitude Declaration submitted by the applicant indicates a level of physiological and/or physical fitness below that deemed acceptable; MotorSport NZ may seek further information from the applicant or decline to issue a Medical Aptitude Clearance.
(5)
MotorSport NZ shall in Appendix One Schedule B list the prescribed fee for the issue of a Medical Aptitude Clearance Card.
2.3
Annual Medical Aptitude Examinations for all International Grade Licences:
(1)
A prerequisite to the issue of an International Licence of any grade is the passing of a medical examination.
(2)
This is obtained by completion of the Medical Examination Form (issued by MotorSport NZ) in conjunction with the examining Doctor of your choice.
(3)
The completed form is submitted as part of the licence application for evaluation by the MotorSport NZ Medical Assessor.
(4)
After evaluation, the Medical Assessor shall either approve the issue of the Medical Clearance Card or advise the applicant of the reasons for refusal.
2.4
Aptitude Requirements:
(1)
Physiological and Physical. The Medical Aptitude Declaration and Medical Examination form issued by MotorSport NZ specify items to be satisfied.
(2)

The following illnesses and disabilities are deemed incompatible or require medical assessment by the MotorSport NZ Medical Assessor.

(a)
Incompatible illnesses and disabilities: epilepsy with behavioural effects, or under treatment; amputations, except in the case of fingers where the gripping function in both hands is unimpaired; orthopaedic appliances, if the functional result is not equal or near to normal; free movement of the limbs impeded by more than 50%.
(b)
Illnesses or disabilities requiring a medical assessment by a body approved by the ASN insulin-dependent diabetes, on condition that a confidential document proving the regular supervision of the party concerned and of his treatment is submitted to the medical body approved by the ASN and that the medical certificate of aptitude bears the wording “medical supervision necessary”; myocardial infraction and myocardial ischaemia, valvular disease or other abnormal cardio-vascular conditions, functional limitation of the articulations of the hand superior to 50% and affecting two(2) or more fingers of the same hand; orthopaedic appliance allowing the party concerned to recover normal or near normal functional activity; psychiatric conditions.
(3)

Eyesight standards as required.

(a)
Visual acuity (before or after correction, sight for each eye should be at least 6/7.5). Furthermore, any subject whose visual acuity in one(1) eye only is diminished and cannot be corrected and who necessarily has contralateral vision, whether corrected or not, equal to or greater than 6/6, may obtain a driver’s licence under the following conditions and after examination by a competent ophthalmic specialist:
(i)
Field of vision equal to or greater than 200°,
(ii)
Functional stereoscopic vision,
(iii)
Condition of the fundus excluding pigmentary retinal damage,
(iv)
Any old or congenital damage shall be strictly unilateral.
(b)
Normal binocular vision.
(c)
Normal colour vision (recourse to the Ishihara tables in doubtful cases and to the Benne Lantern or a similar system in cases of error); in any case, no errors in the perception of the colours of the flags used in international competitions.
(d)
Normal field of vision.
(e)
Normal stereoscopic vision (licence should not automatically be issued to applicants who are blind in one(1) eye. MotorSport NZ upon advice from its Medical Assessor may determine conditions and/or restrictions of licence in such cases).
(f)
The wearing of contact lenses is permitted provided that:
(i)
These shall have been worn for a period longer than twelve(12) months and for a significant period every day.
(ii)
They are certified as satisfactory for motor racing by the ophthalmic specialist who supplied them.
2.5
Medical Examination following accident or illness:
(1)

A competitor is required to notify MotorSport NZ within ten(10) days of an accident that results in the competitor being incapacitated for a period of ten(10) days or more, irrespective of whether the accident occurred during a competition or in other circumstances, or in the case of an illness or disability as covered in Article 2.4 of this Schedule,

(a)
Either enclosing a confidential medical certificate addressed to the MotorSport NZ Medical Assessor, bearing the diagnosis, the prognosis and the extent of the injury or infirmity incurred,
(b)
Or by giving authorisation for confidential written communication between the MotorSport NZ Medical Assessor and that person’s usual Medical advisor.
(2)
All the illnesses or disabilities mentioned in Article 2.4 of these regulations must be submitted to the MotorSport NZ Medical Assessor for an opinion.
(3)
In the event of an accident resulting in incapacity for a period of ten(10) days or longer, and following receipt of a document attesting that the patient is healed or recovered, or of a hospital discharge form, the MotorSport NZ Medical Assessor shall either reconfirm the validity of the appropriate Medical Clearance Card or that he/she should undergo a complete annual medical examination procedure.
(4)
From the date of the accident or the discovery of illness or disability, as covered in Part One Article 2.4 of this Schedule, no competitor may take an active part in any MotorSport NZ sporting events until they have received authorisation from MotorSport NZ.
In such circumstances the Medical Clearance Card and corresponding competition licence are declared temporarily suspended until the authorisation is received from MotorSport NZ.
(5)
Failure to comply with the requirements of this Article will give rise to the application of sanctions by MotorSport NZ.
2.6
Medical Appeals:
(1)
A Medical Commission appointed by MotorSport NZ will be called upon to determine any issue arising between the MotorSport NZ Medical Assessor and Competitors.
A Competitor may possibly be required to undergo an observed test drive in the presence of a doctor, or a member of the Medical Commission.
The decisions reached by the Medical Commission will be recognised in all other countries falling under the sporting jurisdiction of the FIA.
(2)
Any competitor who intends to appeal against any decision of the MotorSport NZ Medical Assessor must deliver an intention to appeal to the Chief Executive Officer of MotorSport NZ within seven(7) days of the announcement of the decision being appealed.
Such intentions shall be accompanied by the prescribed Medical Appeal Fee (refer Appendix One Schedule B Fees).
(3)
All costs associated with calling the Medical Commission and their attendance fees in hearing the matter will be the responsibility of the appellant unless the findings of the Commission deem otherwise.
3
Minimum Age of Competitors:
3.1
MotorSport NZ issues Competition Licences to persons aged 16 years and over in accordance with the provisions of Part One Article 2 of this Schedule.
3.2
Competition Licences of the types and grades detailed in (1) of this Article can also be issued to Junior Competitors, aged from the date of their 12th birthday up until their 16th birthday, under the following provisions in addition to those specified in Part One Article 2 of this Schedule:
(1)
Junior Competition licences are available as follows:
(a)
M Grade (excluding Temporary M Grade)
(b)
R Grade (navigator only)
(c)
C Grade
(i)
12 and 13 years old; by exemption only as per Article 3.2(3)(b).
(ii)
They are certified as satisfactory for motor racing by the ophthalmic specialist who supplied them.
(2)
The use of a Competition Licence by a Junior Competitor is restricted to;
(a)
Private venues, or
(b)
Roads closed in accordance with the 10th Schedule of the Local Government Act, and
(c)
Vehicles of the following type, class, category or classifications:
(i)
Formula First, Formula Ford, Toyota 86, Cross Cars, Mini Challenge Cars and Formula Junior only; or
(ii)
Any other vehicle (closed or open) with a corrected CC rating of 2500cc and under or have a Power to Weight ratio of 6.0:1 (KG : BHP) or above, where the manufacturer’s authenticated Power to Weight ratio is maintained.
Note: When acting purely as a Rally navigator these restrictions do not apply. Approved vehicles will be noted on the Junior Competitor’s Competition Licence.
(3)
C Grade requirements:
(a)
Such persons would, as a prerequisite to obtaining a C Grade licence, be required to;
(i)
have five(5) signed Clearances from any ClubSport Events, or
(ii)
have a signed clearance from a course conducted by a MotorSport NZ Licensed Driving School.
(b)
An exception to this rule may be applied for by a competitor to the MotorSport NZ Competition Licence Panel and granted if the Panel decides it is justified by the applicant’s record of results and experience, which must be submitted with the application and should include a history of MotorSport NZ recognised competition.
4
Licence Types:
4.1
Entrant’s:
(1)
Entitles the holder being a person, firm or body corporate other than the driver of the vehicle, to enter a vehicle in any Event or Accredited Series organised in accordance with either the International Sporting Code of FIA or MotorSport NZ.
(2)
An Entrant’s Licence issued by MotorSport NZ is valid for all International Events inside or outside New Zealand, along with all Events of National or ClubSport status in New Zealand.
(3)
The maximum number of words permitted in the Entrant’s Licence title is six(6).
4.2
M Grade:
(1)
Temporary M Grade: Restricted for use at one(1) ClubSport Event of either Advanced or Basic Status (excluding MotorSport NZ Championships, Accredited Series, Rallysprints and ClubSport Advanced status Drift events) for which the Permit issued by MotorSport NZ is limited to a maximum of two(2) days. A Temporary M Grade Competition Licence is restricted to persons 16 years of age and over.
Temporary M Grade licences may be issued by the Steward, the Event Clerk of the Course or the Secretary of the Event following the competitors concerned attending a briefing covering the safety aspects of the Event.
(2)

M Grade: Valid for all ClubSport Events including Championship and Accredited Series of either Advanced or Basic Status. (For details on what Events comprise Advanced or Basic status, refer to Appendix Five Schedule C.).

Note: For those persons aged from the date of their 12th birthday up until their 16th birthday, Part One Article 3 of this Schedule details specific requirements for the issue of a Junior M Grade Licence.
(a)
Obtained from MotorSport NZ by;
(i)
making application through the MotorSport Online system including payment of the prescribed fee, (refer Appendix One Schedule B for details), and
(ii)
Gaining a pass result, in a simple examination based on information contained in this MotorSport New Zealand Manual or by providing evidence of a pass result within the preceding six(6) months.
4.3
C Grade and R Grade:
Note: For those persons aged from the date of their 12th birthday up until their 16th birthday, Part One Article 3 of this Schedule details specific requirements for the issue of a Junior Licence appropriate for C Grade or R Grade competition.
(1)
A prerequisite to the issue of any C Grade and/or R Grade Licence is the submission and acceptance of a Medical Aptitude Declaration (refer Part One Article 2.2).
(2)

C Grade: C Grade licences are issued in two(2) categories; C1 Grade and C2 Grade. A C Grade licence will initially be issued as a C1 Grade.

(a)
C1 Grade: Valid for all ClubSport Events and National Race Events, but excludes all Rallies, Events run under International Permits, and Race Events where MotorSport NZ or the organiser of the Event deem it a requirement for either a C2 Grade or an International Licence in accordance with Part One Article 4.4 of this Schedule. A C1 Grade licence shall be obtained from MotorSport NZ by;
(i)
making application through the MotorSport Online system including payment of the prescribed fee, (refer Appendix One Schedule B for details), and
(ii)
By gaining a pass result in a C Grade licence examination within the preceding six(6) months.
Note: Prior to sitting the examination candidates must in particular have gained a good level of knowledge of the National Sporting Code, Appendix Two Schedule A and Appendix Four Schedule Z.
(b)
C2 Grade: In addition to the events detailed in (a) above, this Grade is valid for those events where MotorSport NZ or the organiser of the Event deem a C2 Grade licence a requirement. To upgrade a C1 Grade licence to a C2 Grade licence competitors are required to either;
(i)
Obtain satisfactory clearances from the Event Clerk of the Course by competing in eight(8) National Races which have taken place at a minimum of two(2) different venues, or
(ii)
have a signed clearance from a course conducted by a Motorsport NZ Licensed Driving School, along with obtaining a satisfactory clearance from the Event Clerk of the Course by competing in one(1) National Race.
(iii)
An exception to this rule may be applied for by a competitor to the MotorSport NZ Competition Licence Panel and granted if the Panel decides it is justified by the applicant’s record of results and experience, which must be submitted with the application and should include a history of MotorSport NZ recognised competition.
Note: Recognised competition may include such activities as conducted by KartSport, Speedway NZ, NZ Drag Racing Association or other events as deemed appropriate by MotorSport NZ.
(3)

R Grade: R Grade licences are issued in two(2) categories, R1 Grade and R2 Grade. An R Grade licence will initially be issued as an R1 Grade.

(a)
R1 Grade: Valid for all ClubSport Events and National Rallies but excludes all Races, Events run under International Permits and Rally Events where MotorSport NZ or the organiser of the Event deem it a requirement for either an R2 Grade or an International Licence in accordance with Part One Article 4.4 of this Schedule. An R1 Grade licence shall be obtained from MotorSport NZ by;
(i)
Making application through the MotorSport Online system including payment of prescribed fee, (refer Appendix One Schedule B for details), and
(ii)
By gaining a pass result in an R Grade licence examination within the preceding six(6) months.
Note: Prior to sitting the examination candidates must in particular have gained a good level of knowledge of the National Sporting Code, Appendix Two Schedule A and Appendix Three Schedule R.
(b)
R2 Grade: In addition to the events detailed in (a) above, this Grade is valid for those events where MotorSport NZ or the organiser of the Event deem an R2 Grade licence a requirement. To upgrade an R1 Grade licence to an R2 Grade licence competitors are required to either;
(i)
Obtain satisfactory clearances from the Event Clerk of the Course by competing in two(2) Rallies, or
(ii)
Have a signed clearance from a course conducted by a Motorsport NZ Licensed Driving School.
(iii)
An exception to this rule may be applied for by a competitor to the MotorSport NZ Competition Licence Panel and granted if the Panel decides it is justified by the applicant’s record of results and experience, which must be submitted with the application and should include a history of MotorSport NZ recognised competition.
Note: Recognised competition may include such activities as conducted by KartSport, Speedway NZ, NZ Drag Racing Association or other events as deemed appropriate by MotorSport NZ.
(4)

Temporary HC Grade: Restricted for use by Vintage Car Club members only and shall be valid for competition at one(1) MotorSport NZ National Race permitted Meeting or Event (to a maximum of three(3) days). It may not be used to compete in any MotorSport NZ Championship or Accredited Series races.

(a)
Obtained by contacting the Steward appointed to the Event, and
(i)
Completing the specific application form held by the Steward, and
(ii)
Gaining a pass result in a simple examination based on information contained in the “Drivers Guide”, or by providing evidence of a pass result within the preceding three(3) months, and
(iii)
Hold current VCC membership, a valid VCC licence, and a logbook and Vehicle Identity Card (VIC) for the competing vehicle, and
(iv)
Sign a medical aptitude declaration at the time of licence issue by the Meeting Steward, and
(v)
Payment of the prescribed fee (Refer Appendix One Schedule B for details).
4.4
Licence Grade and Vehicle Type / Category Restrictions:
(1)
MotorSport NZ reserves the right to set a higher grade of Competition licence for specific vehicle types / categories at any time.
4.5
International Grades:
(1)
MotorSport NZ, being the duly appointed representative for FIA in New Zealand, is entitled to issue such licences in accordance with Appendix L of the FIA International Sporting Code, in the following grades;
Licence Grade Discipline Vehicle Type
INT A Grade Race F1-Type
LMP1
Hypercar
INT B Grade Race F2-Type
LMP2
TC1
INT C-C Grade – Circuits Race Historic HF1/HF2/HF5000
Truck 1

INT D-C Grade – Circuits Race F4

GT4

Sports

TC3

AXTC

RXTC

Historic (rest)T

Truck 2

Drifting D1
INT C-R Grade – Roads Rally Minimum grade required for Roads International competitions using rally cars with a P/W ratio in between 3 to 5 KG/HP ratio:

Rally 3

Rally 4

Rally 5

Cross Country (rest)

INT D-R Grade – Roads Rally Minimum grade required for Roads International competitions using rally cars with more than 5 Kg/HP ratio:

Rally1

Rally 2

RGT

Hillclimb (CN/D/E2 CII)

Cross Country T1

The fee established for any International Grade Licence includes an International Medical Clearance Card, International Visa and Foreign Participation Visa.
Note: The International Medical Clearance, International Visa and Foreign Participation Visa will be printed onto the competitor’s Competition Licence, or on the Temporary Competition Licence letter (if applicable) provided by MotorSport New Zealand.
(2)

A prerequisite to the issue of an International licence irrespective of grade is the passing of a medical examination (refer Part One Article 2.3).

(3)

INT A Grade and INT B Grade Licences: The criteria for initial applications, or to maintain or upgrade an INT A or INT B Grade licence is established within the FIA Appendix L as detailed for each grade. Competition results are required and must be submitted on a form which is available from MotorSport NZ.

(4)

INT C-C Grade Licence: Valid for all International Race Events that have been entered on the FIA Sporting Calendar as able to be contested by holders of INT C Grade Licences and all National Race Events and ClubSport Events held in accordance with the National Sporting Code of MotorSport NZ. The following criteria is required for initial applications:

(a)
Obtained from MotorSport NZ by making application through the MotorSport Online system including payment of the prescribed fee, (refer Appendix One Schedule B for details).
(b)
Additionally, applicants shall have;
(i)
Held an INT D-C; or
(ii)
Held a C2 Grade National licence; and
(iii)
Confirmed to have completed ten(10) National Race Events within two(2) years prior to application; and
(iv)
Completed the Circuit FIA E-Learning Safety training.
(5)

INT D-C Grade Licences: Valid for all International Race Events that have been entered on the FIA Sporting Calendar as able to be contested by holders of INT D-C Grade Licences, and all National Race Events and ClubSport Events held in accordance with the National Sporting Code of MotorSport NZ. The following criteria is required for initial applications:

(a)
Obtained from MotorSport NZ by making application through the MotorSport Online system including payment of the prescribed fee, (refer Appendix One, Schedule B for details).
(b)
Additionally, applicants shall have;
(i)
Previously held a C2 Grade National licence; and
(ii)
Confirmed to have completed five(5) National Race Events within two(2) years prior to application; and
(iii)
Completed the Circuit FIA E-Learning Safety training
(6)

INT C-R Grade Licence: Valid for all International Rally Events that have been entered on the FIA Sporting Calendar as able to be contested by holders of INT C-R and INT D-R Grade Licences and all National Rally Events and ClubSport Events held in accordance with the National Sporting Code of MotorSport NZ. The following criteria is required for initial applications:

(c)
Obtained from MotorSport NZ by making application through the MotorSport Online system including payment of the prescribed fee, (refer Appendix One Schedule B for details).
(d)
Additionally, applicants shall have;
(i)
Held INT D-R; or
(ii)
Confirmed to have completed ten(10) National Rally Events within two(2) years prior to application; and
(iii)
Completed the Roads FIA E-Learning Safety training.
(7)

INT D-R Grade Licences: Valid for all International Rally Events that have been entered on the FIA Sporting Calendar as able to be contested by holders of INT D-R Grade Licences and all National Rally Events and ClubSport Events held in accordance with the National Sporting Code of MotorSport NZ. The following criteria is required for initial applications:

(a)
Obtained from MotorSport NZ by making application through the MotorSport Online system including payment of the prescribed fee, (refer Appendix One, Schedule B for details).
(b)
Additionally, applicants shall have;
(i)
Previously held a R2 Grade National licence; and
(ii)
Confirmed to have completed five(5) National Rally Events within two(2) years prior to application; and
(iii)
Completed the Roads FIA E-Learning Safety training.
4.6
Land Speed Record Licence:
(1)
National Land Speed Records: MSNZ Licence Requirements for MSNZ Land Speed record attempts are that the driver holds a C2 Grade licence or higher. Please refer to App 7.01 Record Attempts.
(2)

International Land Speed Records: FIA Licence Requirements for All Cars Conducting Distance, Time, or Absolute World Closed Course Record Attempts on Closed Tracks or on Open Tracks of 10 km or 10 Miles. Distance, time, or absolute world closed course record attempts (as defined in Appendix D to the FIA International Sporting Code) on closed tracks or on open tracks of 10 km or 10 miles require an FIA International driver’s licence (refer Part IV of the FIA ISC).

The FIA Land Speed Record driver’s licence is vehicle specific and gives the driver the permission to conduct record attempts in a specific car, which will be identified by name, number, and picture. In the event of a car change, the driver does not have to apply for a new licence but must follow the requirements for a gradual speed increase starting from the Land Speed Record C level. As the driver fulfils the speed requirements, this will be noted on the licence.
Fees for licence applications can be found in Sch B of the MotorSport Manual.
The International Land Speed Record Licence Grades are as follows:
International LSR – D: <200kph
International LSR – C: <300kmp
International LSR – B: <400kph
International LSR – A: Unlimited
5.
MotorSport NZ Licence holders competing outside of New Zealand:
5.1
Internal Visa:
(1)
The FIA International Sporting Code under Article 2.3.10 states: “A person having a licence from an ASN other than his Parent ASN will be able to take part with this licence in national competitions taking place on the territory of his Parent ASN, according to the conditions set by the Parent ASN.”
(2)
In accordance with this Article, MotorSport NZ will issue an Internal Visa that allows the bearer the same privileges and conditions as that of a person holding a similar grade licence issued by MotorSport NZ.
(3)
Obtain an Internal Visa by making application through the MotorSport Online system including payment of the appropriate fee. (Refer Appendix One Schedule B for details).
5.2
Trans-Tasman Visa: The World MotorSport Council of the FIA approved a joint agreement by MotorSport NZ and Motorsport Australia (being the FIA recognised ASN of Australia) for mutual recognition of competition licences in accordance with Article 2.3 of the FIA International Sporting Code as defined for European Union Countries and comparable countries. This mutual recognition between the territories of New Zealand and Australia being subject to the following terms and conditions:
(1)
This agreement shall apply to all Events listed on the Sporting Calendars published by MotorSport NZ and Motorsport Australia respectively. Other Events may be selected for inclusion should both MotorSport NZ and Motorsport Australia agree.
(2)
Any competitor wishing to contest an Event in Australia covered by this mutually recognised agreement, must hold a Competition Licence issued by MotorSport NZ, of at least the grade required under the Motorsport Australia Event Permit .
(3)
The competitor shall first obtain a Trans-Tasman Visa by making application through the MotorSport NZ online system including payment of the appropriate fee, (refer Appendix One Schedule B for details).
(4)
By submission of the application for a Trans-Tasman Visa the competitor shall agree to be bound by the rules (procedural, judicial and technical) of Motorsport Australia for the duration of the Visa whilst competing in Australia.
(5)
MotorSport NZ shall, on being satisfied that the application is correct and is applicable for the Event, issue a Trans-Tasman Visa.
Note: Confirmation of the Trans-Tasman Visa will be printed onto the competitor’s Competition Licence, or on the Temporary Competition Licence letter (if applicable) provided by MotorSport New Zealand.
5.3

International Visas: are automatically issued to all current International Grade licence
holders as are required for use in all International permitted Events outside of NZ.
Note: Confirmation of an International Visa will be printed onto the competitor’s Competition Licence, or on the Temporary Competition Licence letter (if applicable) provided by MotorSport New Zealand.
6.

Use of another ASN’s Competition Licence in New Zealand:
6.1
Foreign Participation Visas:
(1)
The FIA International Sporting Code under Articles 2.3.4 and 2.3.6 states:
“If the National Competition forms part of a National Championship, cup, trophy, challenge or series, Competitors and Drivers who are foreign licence‐holders may, at the sole discretion of the relevant ASN, be eligible to score points in the classification of the said Championship, cup, trophy, challenge or series. The allocation of points in the ranking of the said championship, cup, trophy, challenge or series may take the Competitors and Drivers who are foreign licence‐ holders into account.”
(2)
Any competitor must hold a current Competition Licence issued by their parent ASN equivalent to the Event to be entered in New Zealand.
(3)
Any competitor holding a current Competition Licence issued by their parent ASN must provide written confirmation (in English) from their parent ASN that the Licence held is the highest National level Licence issued by that ASN and is equivalent to the grade required to enter the Event in New Zealand.
(4)
Any competitor must provide written confirmation from their parent ASN (in English) that the competitor meets the FIA medical standard for an International Licence (FIA International Sporting Code, Appendix L Chapter 2), OR have complied with that specified in Part One Article 2.3 of this Schedule.
7.

Issuing Competition licences to non-New Zealand Citizens:
7.1
Criteria:
(1)
The FIA International Sporting Code under Article 9.3 states;
“9.3.1 Each ASN shall be entitled to issue Licences to its nationals.
9.3.2 Each ASN shall be entitled to issue Licences to the nationals of other countries represented within the FIA, in compliance with the following statutory conditions:
9.3.2.a That their parent ASN gives its prior agreement to the issuing which may only take place once a year and in special cases;
9.3.2.b That they can produce for their parent ASN (the country of their passport) a permanent proof of residence in the other country (any person aged less than 18 years on the day of the
request must provide attestation that they are in full-time education in the other country);
9.3.2.c That their parent ASN has recovered the licence originally issued.
9.3.3 No person authorised by their Parent ASN to apply for a Licence from another ASN shall hold a Licence from their Parent ASN valid for the current year.”
(2)
In accordance with this Article MotorSport NZ will, having satisfied itself that the competitor has supplied with the competition licence application the prerequisites detailed in (1) above, issue a MotorSport NZ competition licence of a grade and type commensurate to the grade previously held.
(3)
In the case of an application from a foreigner belonging to a country not yet represented within the FIA, direct the competitor to undertake and achieve a pass result at a Competition Licence Course conducted by a MotorSport NZ Licensed Driving School prior to issuing the appropriate grade licence.
(4)

To apply for a MotorSport NZ licence, proof of permanent residency is required as follows:

(a)
For applicants who are citizens of Australia, as no Visa is required by the New Zealand Government, a copy of a utility bill or property agreement for a NZ address may be provided.
(b)
For applicants who are citizens of any other country, a copy of a New Zealand Certificate of Citizenship or Passport will suffice. For those living in New Zealand on a Visa, this is required to be either a Resident, Permanent Residency or Work Visa.
(c)
All other Visas issued, such as a ‘Working Holiday Visa’, do not meet the Permanent Residency criteria as detailed in FIA ISC 9.3.
7.2
Competitors competing in NZ using a licence from another ASN:
(1)

ClubSport / National Status Events:

(a)
If the licence is issued by Motorsport Australia, the competitor will also require a Trans-Tasman Visa issued by Motorsport Australia.
(b)
All other FIA ASNs: The equivalent of that ASN’s Foreign Participation Visa and International Medical Clearance Card is required.
(c)
In all cases, competition in NZ must be of equal or lesser status to the MotorSport NZ Licence requirement for that event.
(2)

International Permitted Events: All International Status events require a current International Grade licence with that ASNs equivalent International Medical Clearance Card and International Visa.

Part Two – Officials’ Licences

1.
General:
1.1
Part IV of the National Sporting Code governs the issue of all MotorSport NZ officials licences.
1.2
This Schedule specifies types, qualifications, experience and training required for any person to hold a Licence.
2.
Types of licence:
2.1
MotorSport NZ shall issue licences of the following types:
  • Steward
  • Event Director (and Assistant Event Director)
  • Race Director
  • Technical Officer
  • Clerk of the Course (Gold, Silver and Bronze Grades)
  • Competitor Relations Officer
  • Scrutineer (‘A’ and Standard Categories)
2.2
Steward: MotorSport NZ in accordance with the National Sporting Code shall appoint persons with sound knowledge of the National Sporting Code and its Appendices and Schedules.
(1)
Application for appointment as a Steward is made by obtaining the necessary application form from either the Area Steward or Chief Steward. MotorSport NZ is not bound to accept any application.
Note: It is recommended that the applicant be of at least 25 years of age at the time of nomination.
(2)
Successful applicants shall:

(a)
Maintain current membership of a Member Club, and
(b)
Act at all times while officiating in strict accordance with the National Sporting Code.
(3)
Steward’s licences shall be issued for a two(2) year term. Steward’s licences may, at the absolute discretion of MotorSport NZ be renewed for a further term.
2.3
Event Director or Race Director: MotorSport NZ in accordance with the National Sporting Code may from time to time appoint such persons who in its opinion have demonstrated a high level of competence as a Steward or Clerk of the Course.
(1)
Any such appointments may be limited to either an Event or Meeting, the duration of a Series or Event(s) or for a twelve(12) month period, whichever it deems necessary.
(2)
Such appointees shall:

(a)
Maintain current membership of a Member Club, and
(b)
Act at all times while officiating in strict accordance with the National Sporting Code.
(3)
Where appropriate MotorSport NZ may appoint an assistant who shall act for the whole or any part of the term of appointment of the Event Director and who shall be appointed and bound in the same manner as the Event Director and exercise only those duties delegated by the Event Director or MotorSport NZ.
2.4
Technical Officer: MotorSport NZ in accordance with the National Sporting Code shall appoint persons with sound knowledge of both mechanical engineering and the National Sporting Code.
(1)
MotorSport NZ in accordance with the National Sporting Code has established a Technical Officer licence.
(2)
Entry Criteria: The criteria for initially obtaining a licence are:

(a)
By making application through the MotorSport Online system. MotorSport NZ is not bound to accept any application.
(b)
The applicant shall have:
(i)
Provided details that demonstrate to MotorSport NZ’s satisfaction an extensive knowledge of automotive and mechanical engineering, and
(ii)
Successfully completed the required training provided by MotorSport NZ, and
(iii)
Have previously held a licence as a Scrutineer.
(c)
Successful applicants shall:
(i)
Maintain current membership of a Member Club, and
(ii)
Act at all times while officiating in strict accordance with the National Sporting Code.
(d)
Initial licences will have a one(1) year validity subject to the provisions of Part IV of the National Sporting Code.
(3)
Reissue criteria: The applicant must have attended a Scrutineer training within the previous two(2) years.
(4)
Licences shall expire:

(a)
annually from date of issue, and
(b)
at the absolute discretion of MotorSport NZ be renewed for a further term.
2.5
Clerk of the Course: MotorSport NZ in accordance with the National Sporting Code shall appoint persons with sound knowledge of the National Sporting Code and its Appendices and Schedules.
(1)
Grades: MotorSport NZ in accordance with the National Sporting Code has established three(3) grades of Clerk of the Course licences:

(a)
Bronze Grade: is the minimum grade required for all ClubSport Advanced events except Rallysprints.
(b)
Silver Grade:
(i)
Race: is the minimum grade required for all other National permit Race Meetings or Events.
(ii)
Rally: is the minimum grade required for all Rallysprint events and Clubmans status rally events.
(c)
Gold Grade:
(i)
Race: is required for all National permit MotorSport NZ Championship and/or Accredited Series Race Meetings or Events plus all Race Meetings or Events held on temporary street circuits.
(ii)
Rally: is required for all Rallies.
(2)
Entry Criteria: The criteria for initially obtaining a licence are:

(a)
By making application through the MotorSport Online system. MotorSport NZ is not bound to accept any application.
(b)
Bronze Grade: The applicant shall:
(i)
be of at least 20 years of age, and
(ii)
have successfully completed the required training provided by MotorSport NZ; and
(iii)
have a proven history of being involved in the organising of MotorSport NZ permitted events within their Club.
Note: The recommended minimum experience for this licence is for the applicant to have officiated or assisted at two(2) Basic status events and one(1) Advanced status event.
(c)
Silver Grade: The applicant shall:
(i)
be of at least 25 years of age and,
(ii)
have successfully completed the required training provided by MotorSport NZ, and
Note: The recommended minimum experience for this licence is for the applicant to have previously held a Clerk of the Course Bronze licence and officiated for at least two(2) events as (for Race) a race controller, flag marshal or CRO, or (for Rally) a timing crew member, HQ controller or CRO.
(d)
Gold Grade: The applicant shall:
(i)
be of at least 25 years of age, and
(ii)
have previously held a Silver Grade licence for a
minimum of two(2) years and acted as;
(a)
Clerk of the Course; or,
(b)
Assistant Clerk of the Course at any two(2) Race Meetings or Events or one(1) Rally within a two(2) year period, and
(c)
Have successfully completed the required training provided by MotorSport NZ, and
(d)
Be endorsed by the Chief Clerk of the Course.
Note: The recommended minimum experience for this licence is for the applicant to have officiated for at least two(2) events as a Clerk of the Course, one of which must be as either Race Controller or Rally HQ Controller.
(e)
Successful applicants shall:
(i)
Maintain current membership of a Member Club, and
(ii)
Act at all times while officiating in strict accordance with the National Sporting Code.
(f)
Initial licences will have two(2) year validity, except for Clerk of the Course Bronze which will have three(3) year validity, subject to the provisions of Part IV of the National Sporting Code.
(3)
Reissue criteria: Criteria for maintaining grades of licences are to:

(a)
Act as either Clerk of the Course or Assistant Clerk of the Course at any two(2) Race Meetings or Events or one(1) Rally within a two(2) year period, or
(b)
as a Clerk of the Course for at least three(3) ClubSport Advanced status Events within a three(3) year period, and
(c)
Have successfully completed the required training provided by MotorSport NZ.
(4)
Licences shall expire:

(a)
biennially from date of issue for Clerk of the Course Gold and Silver, and
(b)
triennially from date of issue for Clerk of the Course Bronze, and
(c)
may at the absolute discretion of MotorSport NZ be renewed for a further term.
2.6
Competitor Relations Officer: MotorSport NZ in accordance with the National Sporting Code may from time to time appoint such persons with sound knowledge of the National Sporting Code and its Appendices and Schedules.
(1)
MotorSport NZ in accordance with the National Sporting Code has established a Competitor Relations Officer licence.

(2)

Entry Criteria: The criteria for initially obtaining a licence are:

(a)
By making application through the MotorSport Online system. MotorSport NZ is not bound to accept any application.
(b)
The applicant shall:
(i)
be of at least 20 years of age, and
(ii)
successfully completed the required training provided by MotorSport NZ.
(c)
Successful applicants shall:
(i)
Maintain current membership of a Member Club, and
(ii)
Act at all times while officiating in strict accordance with the National Sporting Code.
(d)
Initial licences will have three(3) year validity subject to the provisions of Part IV of the National Sporting Code.
(3)

Reissue criteria: The Criteria for maintaining a licence are to:

(a)
Act as Competitor Relations Officer at a MotorSport NZ Championship or Accredited Series Meeting or Event at least on three(3) occasions within a three(3) year period, and
(b)
Have successfully completed the required training provided by MotorSport NZ every three(3) years.
(4)

Licences shall expire :

(a)
triennially from the date of issue, and
(b)
may at the absolute discretion of MotorSport NZ be renewed for a further term.
2.7
Scrutineer: MotorSport NZ in accordance with the National Sporting Code may from time to time appoint such persons with sound knowledge of the National Sporting Code and Appendix Two Schedule A and where appropriate Appendix Six Schedule AA.
(1)

MotorSport NZ in accordance with the National Sporting Code has established a Scrutineers licence in two(2) categories, ‘A’ and Standard.

(a)
Standard category licence: Entitles the holder to undertake all of the duties prescribed for a Scrutineer in Part VII of the National Sporting Code.
(b)
‘A’ category licence: Entitles the holder to undertake all of the duties prescribed for a Scrutineer in Part VII of the National Sporting Code and to inspect vehicles for the issue and reissue of a MotorSport /LVVTA Authority Card.
(2)

Entry Criteria: The criteria for initially obtaining a licence are:

(a)
By making application through the MotorSport Online system. MotorSport NZ is not bound to accept any application.
(b)
Standard Category: The applicant shall have;
(i)
Provided details that demonstrate to MotorSport NZ’s satisfaction of a mechanical aptitude and a sound knowledge of Appendix Two Schedule A, and
(ii)
successfully completed the required training provided by MotorSport NZ.
(c)
‘A’ Category: The applicant shall have;
(i)
Provided details that demonstrate to MotorSport NZ’s satisfaction of an extensive knowledge of automotive and mechanical engineering and a sound knowledge of Appendix Two Schedule A, plus an understanding of the current NZTA Warrant of Fitness requirements, and
(ii)
successfully completed the required training provided by MotorSport NZ.
(d)
Successful applicants shall:
(i)
Maintain current membership of a Member Club, and
(ii)
Act at all times while officiating in strict accordance with the National Sporting Code.
(e)
Initial licences will have two(2) year validity subject to the provisions of Part IV of the National Sporting Code.
(3)

Reissue criteria: The Criteria for maintaining a licence are to:

(a)
Act as Scrutineer at least on four(4) occasions within a two(2) year period, and
(b)
Have successfully completed the required training provided by MotorSport NZ.
(4)

Licences shall expire:

(a)
biennially from date of issue, and
(b)
may at the absolute discretion of MotorSport NZ be renewed for a further term.

Part One – Competition Licences

*Competition licence may not be required.
** Please refer to Schedule L, Part One for criteria for the issuing of international competition licences.
Visa Type Covers Licence Grade required
Internal Visa Competition within NZ by a NZ Citizen issued with a licence from a foreign FIA ASN The equivalent of the MotorSport NZ licence grade required for the specific competition
Trans-Tasman Visa Competition permitted by Motorsport Australia M, C1, C2, R1 or R2 Grade
International Visa Competition of an International level permitted by a FIA ASN other than MotorSport NZ

Note: (this Visa supersedes the Trans-Tasman Visa for competition under MotorSport Australia).

INT A

INT B

INT C-C

INT D-C

INT C-R

INT D-R

Foreign Participation Visa Competition of a National level permitted by a FIA ASN other than MotorSport NZ or Motorsport Australia M, C1, C2, R1 or R2 Grade (INT Medical Clearance Card must be issued).