Welcome to a select group of racers participating in the fastest form of competition on two wheels: WERA Motorcycle Roadracing. Get ready for one of the greatest experiences of your life-safely using all the power and handling your machine was designed with, without worrying about speeding tickets, traffic hazards, pedestrians, erratic or drunk drivers or any of the other nagging realities of today’s street world. Your membership benefits include limited excess accident insurance (while racing), discounts on products and services at participating shops and businesses, plus other available programs and awards. WERA policies, rules and class formulas have been formulated with fair and equal competition as our goal. While WERA welcomes participation by contingency program and race team sponsors, WERA management is independent and makes decisions based on fairness for all and the well-being of our sport.
WERA takes pride in its role as America’s premier National organization devoted exclusively to the advancement, operation and sanctioning of motorcycle roadracing. Since its establishment in 1973, WERA has established roadracing in many parts of the country where no viable program previously existed and has maintained an unparalleled safety record. WERA will continue to maintain its presence in all parts of the continent as North Americas Roadracing Leader.
These rules are made available to any individual. Compliance with these rules is the responsibility of each racer. Enforcement of these rules is the responsibility of each race’s designated officials. MOTORCYCLE RACING IS DANGEROUS. EVERY COMPETITOR ASSUMES BY HIS/HER PARTICIPATION RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL RISKS OF COMPETITION INCLUDING INJURY OR DEATH. EVERY COMPETITOR ASSUMES BY HIS/HER PARTICIPATION THE RESPONSIBILITY AND OBLIGATION TO ASSESS THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF FACILITIES AND INDIVIDUAL CONDITIONS AND MUST ASSUME ALL RISKS OF COMPETITION, INCLUDING INJURY OR DEATH.
These WERA rules are written to ensure that all riders have the opportunity to compete impartially and as safely as possible in motorcycle roadracing. It is not possible to anticipate every circumstance and cover it in this rulebook: therefore, common sense and a regard for fairness will be the fundamental principle in interpretation and enforcement of the rules by WERA officials. The individual WERA Official responsible for the matter concerned will be empowered to carry out the enforcement of these regulations and shall have the final voice at the scene (See Chapter Five for rider protest and appeal procedures). Any discussion of or suggestions regarding WERA rules should be submitted in writing to WERA. Suggestions will be reviewed for consideration by the WERA officials and technical advisors for possible inclusion in the next Rulebook.