Concussion Information and Medical Clearance​​​​​​​

Concussion Process Information


When a competitor is diagnosed with, or suspected of, concussion at a Speedway NZ track, the Speedway NZ Concussion Protocol is initiated.

The Competitor is stood down for 22 days, where day 1 is the day of the injury.

Once the 22 days have been completed, the competitor must then supply the Steward with the completed Medical Certificate from their Doctor stating they are fit and able to race again.
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A competitor diagnosed with Concussion has the ability to apply to the Speedway NZ Office to have their standdown period reduced from 22 days to an absolute minimum of 15 days from the date of the injury. The competitor will be required to see a Specialist of Speedway NZs choice at their own cost.

Helpful Concussion Information

The following links are useful tools and information about Concussion; how to spot and how to help.


ACC - Concussion Guide - click here

ACC - Recognising the signs (wallet edition) - click here

British Medical Journal - Concussion Recognition Tool - click here

Brain 101 - Online Concussion Training (20minutes) - click here