Media Policy

GENERAL INFORMATION

Appropriate Attire: Media are required to dress appropriately. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times; sandals are prohibited. Inappropriately dressed media may be required to remedy the situation or face credential revocation.

Event Rules: Media members must observe all event guidelines and regulations. If unsure, please seek information from the Media Manager or on-site security personnel. Do not begin work as a media member unless you understand the event rules and regulations.

Race Results: Pre- and post-race press releases and race results are disseminated on a regular basis to media outlets and publications. Please contact the MXS Media Manager if you wish to be added to the distribution list.

Proper Use: Credentials must be clearly displayed at all times during events and only by the individual to whom it was issued. Presentation of a credential signifies to security that the bearer has signed the required release forms and meets the qualifications for entrance into restricted areas. Unauthorized or improper use of a credential is prohibited. Credentials are non-transferable and will be revoked if used by any other person.

Replacement: If your credential is lost, stolen or damaged, contact MXS immediately.

PHOTO / VIDEO RESTRICTIONS

Press Credential Access: Media Center, Paddock, and general spectator areas. No infield access.

Photo / Video Credential Access: Track infield, Media Center, Paddock and general spectator areas. Photographers will be required to wear an official Photo Vest and must keep a safe distance from the race course, or relocate as instructed by officials. Media approved for photography will receive a PHOTO Vest; Media approved for video will receive a VIDEO Vest.

Photographs: All photos taken are the property of MX Sports ("MXS"). Websites may upload still images from any Event; however, these images may not be used for any commercial or retail purposes without the express written consent of MXS and the athlete(s) depicted. Images may only remain on the site for 7 days, unless otherwise approved by MXS.

Video:  Video recording of any kind is prohibited at all times, including timed qualifying and racing, of any class at any event on the race track or anywhere within the grounds, without prior written approval of MXS. All videos taken are the property of MX Sports ("MXS"). Any media taking video without approval will forfeit their credential and the videotape will be confiscated.

TRACK ACCESS POLICY

Only approved Photographers and Videographers are permitted track and infield access. No other Media are permitted track access.

The following policies apply to Media granted track access privileges:

Media Vests: Media with infield access must wear the vest and credential issued by MX Sports at all times while accessing the infield.

Media Safety Meeting: Media granted track access must attend a mandatory Media Safety Meeting Saturday at 8:00 am in the Media Center, to receive instruction on track crossings, safety expectations, etc. Media vests will be distributed at the Safety Meeting.

Safe Distance: Media track access is limited to those areas where Media can safely capture images without endangering either themselves or event competitors. Accordingly, Media are prohibited from standing in or on the edge of the race track or  “otherwise interfering with the race” and must maintain a safe distance from the designated edge of the track surface at all times.

Start Line: Media are restricted from the area in front of the Start Gate once the Moto Board is displayed. Media are further prohibited from accessing areas directly to the inside or outside of the Start first turn, and once authorized to cross the track in the first turn immediately after the Start, must first ensure that all competitors have successfully left the Start Gate and completed the first turn before crossing the track.

Track Access Map: Media are prohibited from crossing the race course during active competition (including practice) other than at designated media crossing areas. In the unlikely event it is imperative to cross an active or “hot” race track, media are expected to do so only in areas that provide adequate opportunity to safely cross the circuit without impeding the on-track activity and only when safe to do so. Media will be provided with a Media Track Access Map indicating the locations of the designated approved media track crossing areas.

Restricted Areas: Media are prohibited from accessing areas of the track where the course design would place them within areas such as jumps and jump landing zones or where they are unable to continuously see or be seen by oncoming riders.

Interference: Media may not stand in front of or otherwise block any TV camera or sponsor signage. Media are expected at all times to conduct themselves in a safe and professional manner and may not impede in any way the activities of race officials, track workers or TV camera operators.

Outside Assistance: Media are prohibited from signaling, cheering on, or assisting riders from the infield.

ONSITE INFO

Media Will Call: Located in the Rider Services Center near the main entrance at each event.

Hours:

  • Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: 7 am to 2 pm

Media Center: Open to all credentialed Media. Services include: working internet connection; pre-entry lists and post-race results; live timing and scoring monitor; live television feed; complimentary beverages and lunch on Saturday.

Post-Race Press Conference: Features the top three overall finishers in each class; conducted immediately following racing in the Thor Media Center. Additional competitors will be encouraged to attend for the opportunity to meet the media.