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01. All students must be present for the first classroom session at 7.40am.

All students must be present for the first classroom session at 7.40am. Any student who does not arrive in time for the first classroom session will risk forfeiting their position for the day. There will be no refunds or reschedules under any circumstances if this situation arises.

02. All students must ensure they book into the correct level.

All students must ensure they book into the correct level. All students start at Level One, each level takes one day to complete, and all levels must be completed in sequence. In the event a student books into an incorrect level and there is no availability in the correct level, the student will not be able to participate in the event as numbers for each level are strictly limited. There will be no refunds or reschedules under any circumstances if this situation arises.

03. All students must meet the minimum licence requirement.

The mimimun licence requirement to participate in the California Superbike School is a Learner's or a Senior Competition Licence (issued by Motorcycling New Zealand).

Students must hold the appropriate licence for the bike they will be riding.

04. The California Superbike School cannot control weather conditions.

The California Superbike School cannot control weather conditions. If it rains we get wet; if the sun shines we get hot. California Superbike School accepts no responsibility should an event be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, including but not limited to, extreme weather. In this event there will be no refunds or transfers, however, California Superbike School will endeavour to provide a replacement day at the venue’s discretion. If a rescheduled day is offered, there will be no refunds or transfers from the rescheduled day under any circumstances.

05. All participants ride at their own risk, whether riding in all or part of their sessions.

All participants ride at their own risk, whether riding in all or part of their sessions. All participants should take into account their own riding ability, condition of their equipment, and possible track conditions before riding.

06. Students may not hand over their booking to another rider during an event.

Students may not hand over their booking, in part or in full, to another rider at any time during an event.

07. California Superbike School accepts no responsibility if a rider fails to attend or does not ride.

California Superbike School accepts no responsibility if a participant fails to attend, cannot ride, is unfit to ride, or chooses not to ride in all or part of the day. Regardless of the reason (including, but not limited to, weather conditions, work requirements, motorcycle problems, family crisis and health problems) there are no refunds or reschedules either in part or in full.

08. Lap timing devices and video recording equipment is strictly prohibited.

Lap timing devices and video recording equipment is strictly prohibited at California Superbike School. In accordance with our track hire agreement, any riders found utilising such devices may be removed from the event and banned from future events.

09. The consumption of alcohol and use of illegal substances is strictly prohibited.

The consumption of alcohol and use of illegal substances is strictly prohibited at California Superbike School. Any person found consuming, or to be affected by, alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to participate in the event. No refunds will be given under any circumstances, and perpetrators risk being expelled from the venue and refused participation in future events. California Superbike School reserves the right to subject riders to random breath testing and checking for influence of drugs.

It is your responsibility to be in a fit condition to ride on the day. Due to the high concentration requirements, California Superbike School strongly recommends a good night’s sleep and abstaining from alcohol and drugs (ALWAYS, but specifically) the night before your event. This does not include prescribed medication which is endorsed by your physician as being non-detrimental to your participation in this activity.

10. Students may reschedule or cancel their booking, provided:

Full payment up front Option ($525 per day):

  • Cancellation up to 8 weeks prior to the event will incur a $25 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation between 4-8 weeks prior to the event will incur a $50 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation within 4 weeks prior to the event is non refundable unless the applicant or Blackcrow promotions are able to fill the vacant position prior to the event. Blackcrow promotions also reserve the right to move the applicant to the next available event - if they are able to fill the vacant position prior to the event.

Part payment Option (Deposit $200 per day, then remaining amount paid at the latest 4 weeks prior to event):

  • Cancellation at any time will render the deposit non refundable.
  • Final payment must be made at the latest 4 weeks prior to the event, failure to do so will be deemed to be a cancellation.

11. All students are responsible for ensuring their motorcycle is in a track-worthy condition.

All students are responsible for ensuring their motorcycle is in a track-worthy condition and passes scrutineering prior to attending the event. Please refer to the motorcycle checklist located in Student Requirements.

12. All students are required to meet the minimum riding gear requirements.

All students are required to meet the minimum riding gear requirements. California Superbike School minimum riding gear requirements are: leather jacket and pants which zip together or a leather one-piece suit (no textile clothing allowed), leather motorcycle gloves (overlapping suit sleeves), full-face helmet of minimum New Zealand Standards, and full height leather motorcycle boots which overlap pants (no work boots or sand shoes allowed). Should there be an issue with any of the above, riding gear can be hired for this event - please see Hire Gear for further details.

13. All students are responsible for ensuring any utilised equipment is in a safe working condition.

All participants are responsible for ensuring any equipment used during California Superbike School is in a safe working condition. This includes all wiring and electrical items being compliant with relevant New Zealand Standards (this may include having leads tested and tagged). Compressors, generators and other tools and equipment must be maintained and in a safe working condition. Electrical items such as tyre warmers must be plugged into power boards fitted with RCD (Residual Current Device) protection; double adaptors are not to be used. California Superbike School may request equipment be taken out of use if not considered to meet the above standards.

14. All students are to abide by the Safe Handling of Fuel Guidelines.

All participants are to abide by Safe Handling of Fuel Guidelines during California Superbike School. Guidelines must be followed concerning the amount of fuel permitted in garages (20L per rider), the suitability of fuel containers (labelled New Zealand Standards compliant), and safe refuelling procedures (avoidance of spills and ignition sources). These guidelines will be on display at the circuit on the day of the event.

15. Any student who does not agree with this information may obtain a full refund, provided:

Any participant who does not agree with the information contained in this policies sheet, or any other information supplied by California Superbike School, is entitled to a full refund provided they notify California Superbike School ten (10) days before their event. Any rider who exercises this right will be unable to book any further California Superbike School events. If notice is not received ten (10) days before, California Superbike School assumes the participant agrees to all policies and information and is prepared to abide the policies, terms and conditions contained herein.