These matches are held between two teams of seven riders who are numbered 1 to 7. The two riders with the lowest averages in each team are the reserves and must be programmed at Nos. 6 and 7 (in any order).
The heat format is determined as follows:
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The team captain winning the toss of a coin prior to the start chooses the starting gate positions for the first heat (A & C or B & D). These gate positions then alternate every heat. Gate A is on the inside of the track, whilst Gate D is on the outside.
Each reserve may have a maximum of five rides that can be taken at any time. All exclusions count as rides, and a reserve that has been excluded may not be used in the same heat again.
No mention is made of tactical substitutes or a minimum number of rides.
The team scoring the greater number of points over all heats is declared the winner. When teams score an equal number of points, the match is declared a draw.