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Referee Decisions - 2016
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    Default Referee Decisions - 2016

    This thread is here to post all referee decisions for the 2016 season. I will add to it as the season progresses. Rest assured, all decisions posted have been discussed with the WMRRA Board.

    If it isn't here, then it isn't an official referee decision, and the 2016 rulebook is correct!

    Decision #1 - Supersport Legality of Auto Blip Downshifters

    Section P.6.m of the 2016 WMRRA rulebook currently allows "electronic shifting devices". The question has been asked if this applies to aftermarket auto blip downshift systems, in addition to the now standard and accepted aftermarket quick shifters (upshift).

    While P.6.m was written for aftermarket quick shifters (upshift), there isn't a technical reason to not allow aftermarket auto blip downshifters as well. Both provide performance advantages. It is also likely that auto blip downshifters will be standard OEM equipment in the near future, just as quick shifters are now.

    Therefore, aftermarket auto blip downshifters are legal in Supersport classes.
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    Decision #2 - Legality of Kawasaki ZX6R (636cc) in the 600 Supersport (SS) Class

    It has been officially asked if the Kawasaki ZX6R, of which some models are 636cc from the factory, is legal in the 600SS class.

    The ruling is that yes, 636cc versions of the ZX6R will be legal for the 600SS class for 2016. The following modifications shall apply to the 2016 WMRRA rulebook:

    Section P.7.a - add the following:

    IV. Kawasaki ZX6R (636cc models). 1mm overbore is not allowed.

    Reasoning: This allowance brings WMRRA into agreement with multiple clubs around the country regarding the legality of the 636cc versions of the ZX6R in 600SS classes. Further, Kawasaki is offering contingency for the ZX6R in SS classes, and this factory involvement does not want to be discouraged.
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    Decision #3 - Allowable Overbore in Honda 160, aka "160 Vintage" class

    Issue: The 2016 WMRRA rulebook is currently written in a manner that allows the interpretation that Section T.3.d.XII ("Overbore limit is 0.060 inches") can be applied to the Honda 160 class (aka "160 Vintage").

    This was not the intent of the rules for the Honda 160 class. The intent was that a 3mm overbore would be allowable for a 160cc machine, and a 1 mm overbore would be allowable for a 175cc machine. Both of these overbore allowances result in a displacement of slightly less than 184cc. An overbore of 0.060 inches would significantly exceed that displacement.

    Ruling: Section T.3.d.XII does not apply to the Honda 160 class. The maximum displacement allowed in the Honda 160 class is 184cc, as described in Section T.3.c.I.
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