These matches are held between two teams of eight riders who are numbered 1 to 8. The two riders with the lowest averages in each team are the reserves and must be programmed at Nos. 7 and 8 (in any order).
The heat format is determined as follows:
|Heat||HOME TEAM||AWAY TEAM|
The away team has choice of gate positions (A & C or B & D) in each heat. Gate A is on the inside of the track, whilst Gate D is on the outside.
Each reserve may have a maximum of four rides that may be taken at any time. All exclusions count as 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.