Event: North Island Rounds 7 and 8
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What is motorcycle Trials?
Motorcycle trials is an extreme sport that pits rider and machine against seemly impossible obstacles. Riders must maneuver their bikes through a set piece of terrain called a section using balance throttle controlled aggression.
Each rider must complete four rounds of ten sections in an allotted time (normally 10am to 3pm).
Each section has a marshal who scores the rider as he or she rides through the section. The riders incur penalty points for footing in or failing to complete the section. The rider with the least score at the end of the day wins.
The first lap is normally the most time consuming for the riders as this is when he or she walks all the sections to familiarise themselves and find the best line to hopefully successfully negotiate the section.
You will notice that there are coloured arrows in the sections, These indicate the different routes through the sections for the different grades. They are Expert (large red arrows), A Grade (red arrows), Intermediate (yellow arrows), Junior, presidents and clubman (blue arrows) and social (between the red and white arrows). In turn the grade of the rider is indicated by the color of the name plate on the fromt of the bike.