Gridding - how it works

The purpose of gridding is primarily safety, not to promote league position.

Riders are NOT gridded by category. For example U12 boys/girls are ranked together even though their results are classified apart. Riders placed based on their overall finishing position with the start wave.

Let’s start with the easy stuff...

If you have not moved category

We look back at your last 5 results in the last rolling year. We take the best 3 and average them. This ensures that you’re not penalised for the odd howler we all have.

If you have moved category and it’s your first race

We take your best 3 of 5 as above and apply a fudge factor made up of a percentage degradation and a fixed number of places. Typically this means you won’t move categories and start your first race on the front row except above senior level and if you’re doing well.

If you move category and it’s not your first race.

We only consider races in your new category.

There is a link for queries. Please wait for at least an hour after entries have closed and grids been posted. Re-read the above and consider what specifically your query is. Have we not recorded your previous results correctly? Have we got someone else’s result wrong? Are there mitigating circumstances?

Please don’t email about your son/daughter being behind people they usually beat until you have looked at those people’s results. Typically ‘early’ emails are easy to spot a mile off - invariably the author didn’t take time to spot that “gridding” and “grinding” are not the same thing no matter what your autocorrect tells you.

We have race results going back 2 seasons. If you have suggestions as to how we can improve* the process please let us know.