Rid­ers warned to be­have

New Straits Times - - Sport -

AS the ri­valry among Cub Prix rid­ers heats up, the Petronas AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Cham­pi­onship race di­rec­tion team will im­ple­ment Rider Be­hav­iour Penal­ties (RBP) aimed at en­cour­ag­ing sport­ing on-track be­hav­iour and putting a lid on reck­less rac­ing.

The RBP will be ad­min­is­tered by a three-man race di­rec­tion team com­pris­ing the Clerk-ofthe-Course (CoC), the Safety Of­fi­cer and the Pro­moter Rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

De­pend­ing on the sever­ity of the of­fence, race di­rec­tion may im­pose any­thing from a sin­gle point to a max­i­mum of 10 be­hav­iour points to an er­rant rider. The points are ac­cu­mu­la­tive and valid for 365 days from the date they were im­posed. The points will also ap­ply across the board to all the Cub Prix race cat­e­gories.

Once a rider ac­cu­mu­lates up to four be­hav­iour penalty points, he or she will au­to­mat­i­cally be moved to the back of the grid in the fol­low­ing race fi­nals.

If the penalty points ac­cu­mu­late up to seven, race di­rec­tion will deduct five cham­pi­onship points from the rider. Reach­ing the max­i­mum 10 points will re­sult in au­to­matic dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion from the fol­low­ing round.

“The in­tro­duc­tion of this be­hav­iour penal­ties sys­tem is very timely. The Malaysian Cub Prix Cham­pi­onship has grown in stature and im­por­tance as the key tal­ent iden­ti­fier and de­vel­op­ment plat­form for Malaysian mo­tor­sports.

“Rid­ers are con­sis­tently push­ing the lim­its of good sports­man­ship as they vie to out­shine their ri­vals. Through the be­hav­iour penal­ties, we hope to in­cul­cate clean and dis­ci­plined rac­ing,” said Ab­dul Halim Zahid, who is Safety Of­fi­cer of the Malaysian Cub Prix Cham­pi­onship as well as the 1996 Novice Cham­pion.

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