Rally Edition 2021

Prologue + 4 stages

Stage 1

  • Length: 420 km
  • Maximum height: 1550 m
  • Ascent total: 10800 m

    * 270 Km for ADV category

Stage 2

  • Length: 380 km
  • Maximum height: 1050 m
  • Ascent total: 9200 m

    * 220 Km for ADV category

Stage 3

  • Length: 480 km
  • Maximum height: 1700 m
  • Ascent total: 10800 m

    * 280 Km for ADV category

Stage 4

  • Length: 180 km
  • Maximum height: 420 m
  • Ascent total: 2850 m

    * 80 Km for ADV category


14 Mountains


1450+ Km

Say goodbye to traffic, asphalt and paved roads. We ride mostly on uncategorized/uncharted gravel roads, mountain roads, old shepherd’s trails that used to connect small mountain villages, roads built during the Roman empire and during Napoleon’s reign… These routes are, for the most part, technically  challenging. Be prepared for mud, river crossings, sharp limestone and sore muscles!


13000 m ascent

Two of the three days we ride in the high mountains. We cross hundreds of mountain passes and climb the most beautiful mountain peaks. The rugged karst relief imposes constant iterations of climb-ups and descending, from dawn till dark. The Dinaric Rally is tremendously dynamic. Ultimately, we will collect a whopping over 13k ascent!

Loop stages

Prologue and all four days are loop-stages. Start and finish of the rally are at the same location every day. 

Categories and Classes

Motorcycle

Roadbook

M1

Motorcycles 550 cc and smaller

M2

Motorcycles bigger than 550 cc and smaller than 700 cc

M3

Motorcycles 700 cc and bigger

MF

Classes: M1, M2 and M3 for female riders

MV

Classes: M1, M2 and M3 for over 60 years old riders

GPS

M GPS

Motorcycle “OPEN”. All bikes, regardless cc

QUAD

Roadbook

Q2

Quads 2WD

Q4

Quads 4WD

GPS

Q GPS

Quads “OPEN”. All quads, 2wd and 4wd

Adventure

Roadbook

ADV M

Motorycles OPEN, Less km per day, not timed

ADV Q

Quads OPEN, Less km per day, not timed

GPS

ADV M GPS

Motorycles OPEN, Less km per day, not timed

ADV Q GPS

Quads OPEN, Less km per day, not timed

Rules and Regulations

Edition 2021

Important

Here You can find the Dinaric Rally General Terms and Conditions.

Additional rules and conditions, specific to the 2021 edition will be announced two months before the start of the rally.

Organizer

The Dinaric Rally is organized by UNTAMED Motorcycle Expeditions (untamed.me).

General info about the Dinaric rally

The Dinaric Rally was meant and organized as a Cross-Country Rally.

Cross-Country Rally is a sporting event that takes place on a variety of grounds and is designed to demonstrate the skills, endurance of competitors and reliability of their machines. In addition, as one of the most important distinguishing factors, in this discipline competitors prove themselves in the skill of navigation.

The rally takes place on different terrains in natural landscapes. The organizer carefully chooses the terrain but usually does not change the terrain in any way and does not affect its appearance.

Some common landscapes are:

  • Mountains, and rocky terrain
  • Rivers, dry riverbeds, muddy paths
  • Open public roads
  • Natural vegetation, shrubs, tall grass, forests
  • Asphalt roads and offroad
  • Terrain with snow conditions

Diaric rally season 2021 event will last a total of 6 days and consists of scrutineering

Warning

Cross-Country Motorcycle Rallies are generally dangerous. Participants should not underestimate the high risk of an accident, injuries and even death! It has happened that some people who have participated in a similar cross country rally in the past have been seriously injured, permanently disabled or even lost their lives.

Dinaric Rally is not a tourist trip!

Despite the organization’s efforts to minimize the risks, each participant is expected to be aware of the fact:

  • that they will take part in a challenging adventure that takes place in remote and inaccessible areas, where the assistance and medical care, in the event of an accident, are significantly impeded and limited.
  • that during the rally, the rider’s health and life can be put at risk.
  • that the increased risk is what makes this rally an adventure and therefore is an essential reason why a rider participates in this rally.

General presumptions and prerequisites

It is understood that all competitors, teams, officials and other parties participating in the Dinaric Rally and accompanying events (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Dinaric Rally”), accept on their own behalf, on behalf of their employees and agents, that they will abide by all the rules and regulations prescribed by the organizer of the Dinaric Rally.

It is the responsibility of each competitor and / or team to ensure that all accompanying persons are made aware of the rules of the rally.

All persons who in any way participate in the Dinaric Rally or accompanying events and events related to the rally at any time, during the rally must wear and be able to show the appropriate pass.

Acts and procedures for which the responsible officials have assessed that they do not comply with the Dinaric rules and regulations – or have assessed them as unsportsmanlike, or that they are against the best interests of the sport and / or events – are subject to disciplinary measures prescribed and implemented by the Dinaric Rally organizer.

The form of the rally

Dinaric is organized in the “Cross Country Rally Raid” format.

The entire Dinaric 2021 event will last a total of 6 days.

The first day and half of the second day are reserved for scrutineering.
The second half, the second day the Prologue will be ridden. At the Prologue, riders will have the opportunity to present their skills before the public and they will fight for starting positions in the first stage of the race.

The first stage of the rally starts on the third day.

Competitors will ride a total of four days,a different stage each day.

Intellectual property and right of use

The visual identity (logo) of the Dinaric Rally as well as the verbal identity, copywrite, photographies and all the official graphics of the Dinaric Rally are the property of the organizer.

Any unauthorized use of any official graphics, markings or elements of the visual and verbal identity of the rally is prohibited.

In case of need or desire to use, it is mandatory to request the permission of the organizer, through official contacts.

General info about the terrain

The Dinarides are one of the most untamed and rough mountain ranges in Europe. They extend nearly 645 km across the western Balkan Peninsula, from the Julian Alps in Italy to the Šar and Korab Mountains in Albania and are the largest karst area in the world. The Dinaric Alps are mainly formed of Dolomite, Limestone, Sandstone and Conglomerates. The whole area is sparsely populated. One of the most prominent features of the Dinarides are the numerous karst rivers of exceptional beauty. As you might have already guessed, riding through this terrain is a unique and memorable experience.

The rally caters to all riders! It is a challenging adventure for small single cylinder bikes, larger motorcycles and quads. The dynamic tempo of the rally and the constant change in scenery will surely quench your thirst for adventure. It all happens so quickly! At one moment you are destroying your tires on razor sharp limestone and the next you are riding through lush meadows. Then, you are drowning in deep mud and around the corner you are bathing and drinking water from crystal clear karst rivers. And the views? You guessed it; the views are breathtaking!

Ecology

We have incorporated high standards of environmental protection into the rules of the rally. All riders and participants will be required to adhere to the environmental protection code that has also been implemented in the scoring system.

We love nature! Riding a motorcycle off paved roads is a passion that builds on our biggest and primary passion, which is to be out in nature, to travel and to explore.

The organization of the rally allows us to rise awareness, within a controlled environment, and encourage the conservation and protection of nature among the motorcycle riders as, de facto one of the largest subcultures in the Western world!

Ecological aspects embedded in the principles and rules of the Dinaric Rally:

  • We donate a significant portion of the incomes of the rally to the local organizations dedicated to nature preservation and protection.
  • The Dinaric Rally 2020 will contribute to the afforestation of the fire-affected areas. A
  • ll waste, used oil, motorcycle parts and similar, will be disposed by the organizer according to modern principles and available disposal methods.
  • Compliance with legal provisions, related to the conservation and protection of nature it strongly recommended.
  • All vehicles must have db killer.
  • Participants are required to adhere to a defined route as wheels can damage and destroy grass and crops.
  • All participants must absolutely respect nature and all living creatures that they encounter with during the rally!

We are passionate about riding, but we are first and foremost passionate about nature since nature preservation is our primary motive.

Locals

For thousands of years, the Dinarides have served as a shelter for people running from all sorts of troubles – from rampaging conquering armies to unbearable life in civilization. Here, high in the harsh mountains, cut by limestone blades, spiked by bramble and wind-blown by powerful Bura wind strikes, the Balkan mentality was shaped. The locals, just like the extraordinary natural beauty of the Dinarides, are what make this adventure unique!

Absolute and a priori respect for the local population, tradition, culture, customs and way of life is expected and will be strictly required from every rally participant!

Acceptable vehicles

The Dinaric Rally is a Cross Country type of rally and is open to the following categories: MOTORCYCLE and QUAD

Info on categories and classes you can see here

Itinerary

The event, lasting a total of 6 days, is planned for the period from August 17 to 22, 2021.

Tent sites, at the rally camp, will be available from 12:00 a.m., Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.

The first day, Tuesday, August 17, is scrutineering day. Scrutineering will start in the morning.

Scrutineering continues the second day, Wednesday, August 18, from early morning to 12:00.

In the second part of the day, August 18, a prologue will be held in a secluded location a few kilometers away from the rally camp

For the next 4 days, four different circuit stages will be ridden.

Tuesday, August 17th

  • arrival at the bivouac in Knin. See the location of the bivouac here.
  • registration of arrival in the tent for registration and application for administrative verification and technical supervision (scrutineering).
    • All applicants will receive an ordinal number and an estimate of the schedule for scrutineering.
  • while waiting in line for scrutineering, drivers will, if necessary, have the opportunity to repair / service their vehicle, replace tires and the like.
  • setting up personal tents and camping
  • 10:00 scrutineering
  • 19:00 -19: 45 – dinner
  • 20:00 welcome party
  • 23 – rest

Wednesday, August 18th

  • 7:00 scrutineering (continued)
  • 12:00 end of scrutineering
  • 15:00 gathering at the start of the prologue
  • 16:00 – 18:00 prologue
  • 19:00 return to base
  • 20:00 briefing
  • 21:00 rest

Thursday, August 19th

  • 7:00 START class ROADBOOK
  • 8:00 START class GPS
  • 9:00 START category ADVENTURE
  • upon return, riders must return the racebase.pro device to the organizer and charge the roadbook / GPS track

Friday, August 20th

  • 6:00 briefing
  • 7:00 START class ROADBOOK
  • 8:00 START class GPS
  • upon return, riders must return the racebase.pro device to the organizer and charge the roadbook / GPS track

Saturday, August 21st

  • 6:00 briefing
  • 7:00 START class ROADBOOK
  • 8:00 START class GPS
  • 9:00 START category ADVENTURE
  • upon return, riders must return the racebase.pro device to the organizer and charge the roadbook / GPS track

Sunday, August 22nd

  • 6:00 briefing
  • 7:00 START class ROADBOOK
  • 8:00 START class GPS
  • 9:00 START category ADVENTURE
  • return no later than 14:00
  • eiders must return the racebase.pro device to the organizer upon return
  • 16:00 podium
  • 20:00 final celebration

*A rest period of at least 4 hours before the start of each stage is mandatory for each rider. Check “2021 Edition Basic Rules” chapter below.

2021 Edition basic Rules

  1. Each stage begins and ends in a rally camp (“bivouac“) and the bivouac is the center of all other events related to the rally.
  2. Stages are divided into Special Stages and connections or “Liaisons“.
  3. Special Stages are timed
  4. In some parts of Special Stages there will be a speed limit as well as other rules and restrictions related to traffic on public roads. When on public roads, riders participate in traffic and all traffic rules apply. All riders are required to comply with all restrictions.
  5. On some parts of the Special Stage there will be no speed limit.
  6. The rider’s goal is to finish the Special Stage in the shortest possible time.
  7. The time recorded in the Special Stages is taken into account when calculating the placement.
  8. Liaisons are not timed
  9. At the Liaisons there is a speed limit and other rules and restrictions related to traffic on public roads and paths. When on public roads, riders participate in traffic and all traffic rules apply. All riders are required to comply with all restrictions.
  10. The official itinerary that will be given to all competitors will indicate the start time of all Special Stages of the stage. Riders are required to show up at the start of the Special Stage at the indicated time. If they do not show up, riders will be subject to a penalty in minutes.
  11. Time is monitored via information technology throughout the stage – equally in the Special Stages and liaisons. Exceeding the time limit will be sanctioned.
  12. Electronic devices from racebase.pro – our timekeeping partner – will be used to measure and monitor the time. racebase.pro devices allow the organizer to monitor riders and members of the organization (safety, medics, assistance…), in real time.
  13. Each rider, during the registration, will be given one racebase.pro device. From the moment of entering the stage to the reaching of the finish of the stage, all the necessary riding data, including location and speed, will be stored in the information system using these devices.
  14. The ADVENTURE category is approximately twice as short in mileage and no time is measured in its classes.
  15. A rest period of at least 4 hours before the start of each stage is mandatory for each rider. For one of the four stages, with the prior confirmation of the official rally doctor, it will be possible to start without the previous 4 hours of rest. In this case, the competitor must turn up one hour before his theoretical
    start.
  16. Checkpoints will be set up in certain parts of the stage. Passing through the checkpoints, the information system records automatically. Officials will sometimes be present at checkpoints and sometimes not present. It is not necessary to stop the vehicle at the checkpoints.
  17. Some checkpoints will be clearly marked while others will be hidden.
  18. Leaving the route for any reason (food, fuel, etc.) will not be penalized if the rider returns to the route at the same place where he left it and passes all controls.
  19. Riders who spend time helping others in situations of life or significant material damage will be compensated for the time spent.
  20. Rider’s placement, current time and location as well as other important riding data will be publicly available in the bivouac but also on the Dinaric Rally public website. In the bivouac, the data will be displayed graphically, on the screen. The organizer receives this information from the racebase.pro system.

Entry and Application

The Dinaric Rally is open to riders over the age of 18 provided that:

  • have a valid driver’s license
  • the vehicle they will ride has a valid license to drive on public roads
  • the vehicle is insured
  • the rider has accident insurance and health insurance.
  • that the insurance that the driver possesses covers activities that include participating a cross country rally.

Anyone wishing to take part in the Dinaric Rally 2021 should reserve their place at the rally before closing reservations.

Rally seat reservations, exceptionally the 2021 season and due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid epidemic, will not include the payment of registration fees. Riders who have reserved their place will subsequently be offered to register for the rally, by paying registration fees.

Reservations do not mean the same as registering for the rally! The rider will be registered for the rally only when the registration fee is paid and he receives a confirmation that he has successfully registered.

Important:
If on the day of registration it is found that the registered vehicle does not correspond to the class / category for which it is registered, the rider will be instructed to change the category. Only a limited number of vehicles will be able to be transferred to another category, so riders are advised to take great care when registering to which class they are applying and that all other information with which they are applying is correct.

Scrutineering

Each vehicle must have:

  • a valid registration mark from the country of origin
  • traffic license – proof of roadworthiness
  • a valid insurance policy and a green card
  • original license plate
  • suitable navigation device holder (Roadbook / Digital Roadbook / Tablet / GPS / Smartphone…)
  • working front, rear and brake light
  • working trumpet
  • depending on the class you are applying to:
    • paper roadbook holder
    • bracket and electronic roadbook reader
    • GPS navigation bracket and device (GPS device or smartphone / tablet)

Every rider must have:

  • passport or identity card
  • valid driver’s license
  • accident insurance that drives a cross country rally
  • health insurance
  • medical kit as described in the section “First aid and medical kit”
  • a special mobile phone with a roaming function or a local SIM card
IDENTIFICATION

At registration, the day before the start of the rally, all the riders as well as their companions will receive identification bracelets. During the entire rally, riders and their companions will have to wear these bracelets and will need to show them to Dinaric officials at certain locations.

At registration, riders will also receive identification tags for their vehicles. These tags will contain the unique number and driver information. Each vehicle will receive three tags and these tags will have to be visibly affixed to the vehicle from the front and both sides.

Riders are obliged to make sure that the original registration plate of the vehicle, during the entire rally, is also displayed in the designated place.

No other markings may be displayed on vehicles during the rally that could affect the recognition of the Dinaric Rally tags.

SOUND CONTROL

As part of the technical inspection, a sound control will be performed to check for possible deviations from acceptable values.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If the rider does not meet the stated criteria at the administrative check and technical supervision, he will not have the right to participate in the rally. In this case, the rider is not entitled to a refund of the registration fee.

Briefing

Regular briefings will be held before each ride.

The briefing will first be held in English and then possibly translated into Croatian or other languages.

Prior to the live briefing, all drivers will receive the contents of the briefing sent to the contact mail / phone in electronic form.

The content and conclusions of the briefing will be available for inspection at any time in the organizational tent in the buffalo rally.

Extraordinary briefings will be held as needed. Drivers will be informed about extraordinary briefings through Dinaric official channels and means of communication.

The rally route will remain secret until the roadbook / gpx is distributed to riders.

It is possible to navigate with:

ROADBOOK (paper or electronic)
GPS

The type of navigation is determined by the class.

Each class is navigated in a certain way.

In all classes that ride on a roadbook, it implies that riders use a paper roadbook.

In case the rider wants to navigate to the electronic roadbook, he is obliged to mention it in the application!

Paper roadbook carriers, electronic roadbook display devices and GPS devices are provided by the riders themselves!

The organizer will make sure that all riders, depending on the chosen mode of navigation, receive a roabook (paper or electronic) or GPX track on time.

Riders navigating by the roadbook are not allowed to use GPS devices.

Riders navigating bay GPS will not receive roadbooks (paper nor electronic)

The organizer undertakes that the exact route of the rally will remain secret until it is delivered to the drivers.

Riders are expected to be well versed in the technology they use for navigation.

Stages / Etapes

Stages or Etapes are designed so that all experienced riders can complete them safely and on time. However, the terrain in the Dinaric Alps is demanding and many other factors such as weather forecasts or local unforeseen events can affect riders and their vehicles.

The organizer reserves the right to change the planned stage / track at any time and inform the riders about it in time.

The trails consist of various roads and paths including asphalt, macadam, old neglected roads etc. and offroad sections.

The stages are divided into Special Stages (SS – Selective Sections) and Liaison (LS – Road Sections or Connections), which you can read more about in the chapter “Timing and scoring”

Super Special Spectacle stage

A prologue designed as a circular track in the form of a “Super Special Spectacle” will be ridden on Dinarica 2021. The track will be circular and organized near the rally camp (bivouac) and will be able to follow the hungry.

The length of this stage will be up to 20 km.

On the Super Special spectacle stage, riders will fight for starting positions in tomorrow’s first stage of the rally and will show their skills and experience.

This track is open to spectators and a larger number of spectators and fans along the track are expected.

Timing and scoring

The timing will be run by racebase.pro – Dinaric Rally Timing Partner.

All the riders and all teams, will be assigned with personalized racebase.pro timekeeping and check-in devices on the day of the scrutineering and the registration.

The devices, based on the GPS/GPRS technology, enable:

  • Live timing systeM
  • Live checkpoints
  • Precision 1/1000 sec
  • Real-time tracking of each rider

The devices register, record and report the riding information to the organizer. The report includes:

  • current location
  • speed
  • direction of movement
  • entry and exit from Special Stages and liaisons
  • passing through checkpoints
  • distance from the route

Throughout the whole competition, riders must have a device with them, and at the end of the day they are required to hand over the devices to the organizer.

Each rider is responsible for his/her device. If the rider loses the device, his time will be calculated by other means and half an hour will be added to his/her total time of that stage.

The organizer may provide another device with the payment of the full price of the device.

LATE ARRIVAL TO THE START OF THE STAGE

The start of each of the 4 stages in the 2021 season (unlike last year) will be DETERMINED!

Delay to start will be penalized by one minute added to the total time of the stage for each minute of delay.

If the driver does not show up before the next category starts, he will be disqualified from the stage.

SPECIAL STAGES

The time to start the Special Stages in the 2021 rally season (unlike last year) WILL BE DETERMINED! Delay in the start Special Stage(s) will be penalized by one minute added to the total stage time for each minute of delay.

Entrance and exit to the Special Stage will be clearly marked with recognizable rally symbols on the track itself and will be marked on the roadbook or GPS track.

In the Special Stages there is speed regulation as well as other rules and regulation. When the Special Stage passes on public roads, all the usual rules of participation in traffic apply!

Time is measured in all Special Stages and the goal is to pass the Special Stages as soon as possible.

The rider’s racebase.pro device will record the entry and exit of each Special Stage as well as the speed during the entire stage.

LIAISON STAGES

The time to start the liaison, unless the stage starts with the liaison is not specified! The driver has the freedom to enter all liaisons except the start of the stage, whenever he wishes.

In the Special Stages there is speed regulation as well as other rules and regulation. When the Special Stage passes on public roads, all the usual rules of participation in traffic apply!

The driver’s racebase.pro device will record entry and exit from each liaison as well as speed throughout the entire stage.

TIMING

All the details regarding the timing will be further explainer to the riders at the briefing. Riders will have the opportunity to ask questions at the briefing so any arising uncertainties will be resolved.

PASSAGE CONTROL

Passage controls will be set up along the route at selected positions. The location of non-hidden passage controls info will be in the GPS route data.

Non-hidden/public controls will be clearly marked on the route with the official rally graphic symbols.

HIDDEN PASSAGE CONTROLS

On multiple positions of each route, secret pass controls will be placed. The riders won’t be notified about the hidden passage controls by the GPS route data.

CLOSURE OF THE PASSAGE CONTROLS

All passage controls will be opened the whole time until the time, predicted for the last rider to enter the stage to finishing the ride, has passed.

SIGNALS

Stage marks and their frequency will be announced on these web pages shortly before the start of the stage(s) and will be re-explained at the briefing.

Penals

  • Assisting a participant to get to the bivouac by a non-participant rider – fixed time penalties.
  • Not passing through at a hidden checkpoint – 30 minutes will be added for each missed checkpoint.
  • Stage cancellation – the sum of all penalty minutes for all the missed checkpoints + 90 minutes will be added.
  • The rider did not start the stage – the sum of all penalty minutes for all the missed checkpoints + 180 minutes will be added.
  • Off-route riding so that nature is destroyed and/or the law is violated – 60 minutes will be added. If the case recurs, the rider will pay a fine. If the rider refuses to pay the penalty, he will be disqualified from the rally. If the rider, despite the warnings, continues to violate the law and destroy nature, the organizer will report the case to the competent authorities.

Fair Play

Medical assistance provided by one rider to another rider, will be counted as a negative time. In doing so, it is necessary to gather evidence of assistance and submit it to the organizer.

The Special Commission for Fair Play will validate the evidence and decide the scoring for the assistance provided.

Assistance

In Special Stages.

Assistance and towing is allowed, even through the finish line, but only as assistance / towing is done by the rider or riders who are in the race and are still racing.

The official Special Stage assistance vehicle can only assist the rider when all riders have completed that stage. For help from the official vehicle the rider will get extra minutes.

On liaisons.

Rider assistance will be available throughout the route and throughout the rally.
The assisted vehicle must be at least 20 meters away from the path / route taken by other riders. If this is not possible, the rider who requested assistance is obliged to mark the area and thus warn other riders.

A support vehicle, clearly marked with rally symbols will follow the last rider. It is up to riders with difficulty to call for assistance on time, before it overtakes them.

Vehicles requesting assistance will, if possible, be transported to the nearest asphalt road.

Vehicles that cannot continue the rally due to a breakdown will be transported to the bivouac by the organizer.

FIRST AID AND MEDICAL KIT

MEDICAL FIRST AID KIT

Each competitor must provide medical first aid kits consisting of:

  • water disinfectant for 40 liters
  • eye drops
  • analgesic
  • two anti-diuretics
  • antibiotic
  • disinfectant (ointment / cream) for wounds and superficial inflammations. sterile compresses, two sterile bandages, patches, 5 buckles
  • one skin disinfectant
  • sunscreen for skin and lips
  • vitamin C tablets
  • 4 daily doses of electrolyte in tablets
  • soothing cream for skin inflammation and irritation

SURVIVAL KIT

Mandatory survival equipment that each participant must have at each stage includes:

  • A soft water tank of minimum 3 litres carried by the competitor, of a
    “Camelbak” type. At each Refuelling, competitors must fill up their
    Camelbak with water.
  • One survival supply of rations
  • A pocket lamp, if possible flashing
  • An emergency mirror
  • One compass besides that which is on board the motorcycle/SSV
  • A lighter
  • A general map of the country crossed (Michelin type), satellites maps
    are prohibited
  • One aluminium survival blanket (about 2 m x 1 m) serving as an
    isothermal covering and an earth to sun signal
  • A GPS / Smartphone with GPS function
  • A distress beacon, provided by the organiser

The proper functioning of survival equipment throughout the event is the sole responsibility of the competitor.
The existence of this equipment will be checked before the start of each stage!. If the rider does not possess part or all of this equipment he will not be able to start the stage. The competitor will have 30 or 60 minutes (depending on the start of the next class) according to the rules to provide the necessary equipment. Outside this time the start will be denied.

Medical assistance and safety

During the entire rally, the following will be available to all riders and participants:

  • An ambulance tent with a doctor and first aid medical equipment
  • Medical technicians present on the routes
  • Search and Rescue Service vehicles with SAR professionals and a medical technician
  • Off-road vehicle with a doctor
  • Search and Rescue team available for backup

Safety

Devices that will be given to every rider on the day of verification and registration, provide “live” monitoring and tracking of all competitors. This allows the organizer, ie the team in charge of security, to react quickly and arrive at the location in case of need.

All riders are required to strictly follow the following safety rules:

  1. all riders are required to rider exclusively according to the selected navigation mode. By using another navigation mode, the rider is automatically disqualified from the rally.
  2. All riders are obliged to report without delay all accidents they have witnessed, which require the help of the organizers.
  3. All riders are required to have a functional mobile phone with them while riding.
  4. Except during the service of the motorcycle, in the base, the following rule applies: when his engine is running, the rider must have a helmet!
  5. Transport of fuel in any other way than in fuel tanks designed for this
    purpose is forbidden.
  6. Transport of objects, parts, tools…
    susceptible to cause injuries to a competitor (back pack, belt…) is
    forbidden.
  7. Any rider’s behavior that may adversely affect the safety of other riders, participants or the local population will be severely sanctioned.

Failure to follow the above rules will result in the driver refusing to start the stage.

If necessary, for safety reasons, the organizer will also, via mobile phone, try to establish communication with riders.

Rider’s personal safety equipment

All riders are required to strictly follow the following rules regarding safety equipment:

  1. during riding of all stages, all riders are required to wear protective equipment and clothing at all times
  2. protective equipment and clothing must have recognized certificates
  3. in the case of inflatable jackets and other protectors, riders are required to have a suitable spare cartridge for the inflatable equipment system at each stage.
  4. the responsibility for the battery charge level as well as the replacement of the cartridge after activation, in the case of inflatable protective equipment, lies with the rider.
  5. in the case of the use of inflatable equipment, the neck-brace is prohibited because it is not compatible with it
  6. if the inflating system is activated before reaching the end of the Special Stage or at the refueling point, the rider is allowed to rider with inflated equipment. At the end of the Special Stage, the driver needs to replace the cartridge.
  7. if the rider uses another cartridge, he can continue riding with inflated equipment but never without protection (with deactivated system or without cartridge)
  8. all navigation equipment must be in fully functional condition before the start of each stage. If it turns out that the equipment does not work at the start, the rider will have 15 minutes to repair the equipment with the help of a technician. If the equipment cannot be repaired, the rider will be able to start but is obliged to repair the equipment after starting.

General safety instructions

Throughout the event, participants are required to follow the organizer’s and staff’s instructions.
The organizer explicitly requests that the participants accept and follow all given instructions.

Excessive consumption of alcohol and any use of drugs and other illicit substances is prohibited throughout the whole event.

It is in the personal interest of the rider as well as the interest of other participants that everyone adheres to these instructions. In case of violation of the safety regulations, the organizer reserves the right to exclude any rider from further participation in the rally.

Mental fitness is essential for attending this meeting.
The participant is obligated to inform the organizer about any health issues.
It is forbidden to start a rally under the influence of alcohol, drugs and other narcotic and/or illicit substances.
Each participant must be aware of and accept the following facts:

  • The Dinaric Rally is held in a remote and sometimes difficult to reach areas, sometimes it implies riding through rough terrain under unpredictable weather conditions and associated route conditions. Taking this in consideration, there is limited availability for assistance in the event of any accident or distress.
  • The riding speed must be consistent with the conditions on the terrain, the physical fitness and the skills of the rider, all with the aim of maximizing the overall safety of the rider and all other participants of the rally.
  • Wrong assessment of one’s own capabilities and lack of experience, damage to vehicles as a result of an accident or mechanical wear and tear, unsportsmanlike conduct and neglect of safe riding advice are the most common causes are accidents, injuries and sometimes death.
  • The participants themselves are responsible for the control of the vehicle before the start of the stage.
  • Each participant should take into account their current state before starting the stage.
  • As always, it is important to avoid unnecessary risk.
  • The length of the rally and the long daily route lead to inevitable concentration problems.
  • In case of any health problems or concerns, participant must inform the organizer on time about his/hers physical condition.
  • Wearing a helmet is obligatory for the category Motorcycle and Quad as well as using a seat belt for the category Quad.
  • All parts of the vehicle must be permanently mounted or secured in a way that doesn’t endanger participants and spectators.
  • Even with the greatest efforts of the organizer and with the help of local municipalities, the Ministry of Transport and all others involved – the route can NEVER be 100% closed to “public” traffic!!!
  • Despite all the efforts, it is impossible to ensure that a domestic animal, forest ranger, or drunk local riding a tractor in the opposite direction won’t appear on the route. You can never be sure that no surprise will appear behind the next curve.
  • By making detour from the route, the rider may find himself in a restricted or dangerous area.

The organizer kindly asks all participants to pay maximum attention to their own safety and security, the safety of the participants of the rally and everyone present!

We especially kindly ask all participants to pay attention to the safety of young children, observers, domestic animals and all other living creatures and nature of the Dinarides!!!

The organizer also emphasizes that there is a risk of LANDMINES in certain areas of Croatia (and in the Balkans). Participants will be promptly informed and alerted to any suspected mined areas near the route.

Riders must be aware of the situation on the terrain before starting the stage and are personally responsible for requesting all information if they feel they have not been provided with them a the regular briefing.

Insurance

Participants must note that they are NOT fully insured by the organizer!

Rally Collective Insurance covers third-party insurance for all participants

The organizer undertakes to provide first aid,  possible medical intervention on the terrain (by official doctors) transport to the hospital and.

Basic medical insurance, prescribed by law in the country of origine of rhe riders, is compulsory.

All riders must have their own insurance covering death, permanent disability, medical treatment and repatriation.

An insurance for case of motorcycle and equipment damage and theft is also recomended.

Despite our efforts to organize the Dinaric perfectly and despite all experience and knowledge of the riders, accidents are always a possibility at events such as Cross Country Rallies.

It is assumed that all participants are aware of all the risks involved in participating in the rally. To participate in Dinaric Rally means to participate in a moto sport in which speed is an important factor.

In most cases, general health insurance policies do not cover any services concerning injuries in such events. It is strongly recommended that all participants have additional insurance that covers emergency treatment to participants in cross country rallies.

Riders are strongly advised to check whether and to what extent their insurance covers the risk of such accidents, medical care and liability. If necessary, riders should obtain additional insurance.

Traffic and public roads

All riders are obliged to comply with the Croatian “Road Traffic Safety Act” during the entire duration of the rally.

No matter how hard you try, public roads can NEVER be 100% closed to traffic. It is impossible to completely prevent or control the behavior of other people and there is always the possibility that someone will appear on the route suddenly, that they will drive in the opposite direction and the like.

Riders are obliged to personally take care of their own safety at all times as well as the safety of all other competitors and all other road users as well as the local population.

The organizer disclaims all liability in case of traffic and other accidents as well as any damage.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation

There are two basic accommodation options:

  • Bivouac
    • Sleeping in tents – your own or rented from organizer.
    • Sleeping in own campervans.
    • Za smještaj u bivku naplaćuje se minimalna naknada.
  • Hotels and apartments nearby bivouac
    • At preferential prices.
    • The cost of accommodation in hotels and apartments is not included in the participation fee.

If interested in an organized accommodation offer, the rider should note this during the registration.

Whatever accommodation the rider choses, he/she will have a chance to safely store his/her bike and all the equipment in a safe spot in the bivouac.

Food

The food is not included in the participation fee!

The list of recommended restaurants and other places offering food will be posted on this website as well as physically, at the rally camp, during the rally.

Fuel

Fuel is not included in participation fee

Riders are solely responsible for their own fuel.

Minimal independence on each track as well as fuel refill points will be highlighted in the roadbook and gpx data.

The maximum distance of the next refueling point will be less than 150 km.

If the refueling point is on a Special Stage, riders refueling will receive a neutralization of 15 minutes.

If the fuel point is on a Special Stage, they cannot be used to service the vehicle.

Marketing and Promotion

Advertising on motorcycles and the rider’s clothing is allowed as long as it:

  • Does not offend, in any way, others present at the rally.
  • Does not offend, in any way any third party in the area in which the rally is taking place.
  • Is not in direct conflict with the partners and the sponsors of the rally.

Registration fees

All information on registration fees will be published soon

Included

  • roadbook (paper or electronic) or GPS tracks
  • live tracking
    • live tracking system
    • live checkpoints
    • precision 1/1000 sec
    • real-time monitoring of the race and of each rider
  • all the organization of the event and the race itself
  • starts numbers and bracelet ID
  • recovery transport to nearest major asphalt road
  • Free WI-FI in the Bivouac
  • medical assistance and safety
    • an ambulance tent with a doctor and first aid medical equipment
    • medical technicians present on the routes
    • service vehicles with SAR professionals and a medical technician
    • off-road vehicle with a doctor
    • search and Rescue team available in the backup
  • 3th parties liability insurance

Not included

  • selectedaccommodation (20-70 € )
  • camping for riders and team members
    • slot for vehicle and tent
    • electricity, water, shower, toilet
    • parking place
    • (20 € per person for all rally days)
  • breakfast in the restaurant (5 €)
  • meals / dinners in restaurant (15 €)
  • fuel costs
  • technical assistance from the race organizers
  • towing and transporting the vehicle off the track, in case of loss or the day after
  • competitors’ personal insurance (covering death, permanent disability, medical treatment and repatriation)
  • deposit for the tracking system (200 € – refund at the end of the race)

Complaints

All suggestions, complaints and appeals have to be submitted to the organizer.

All complaints and appeals related to the ride on a stage must be submitted no later than 30 minutes after the stage results are published.

The Appeal and Complaints Commissioners will consider all the reports and make a decision. The decision will be made at the latest, before the beginning of the next stage, or, if the objection regards the last stage, before the announcement of the total results.

Terminology and Definitions

Allotted time

Each stage must be run in the allotted time which must be respected by all competitors. Any passing of this allotted time will result in a penalty by the minute.

Bivouac

Rally camp located in city of Knin, Croatia, where all competitors regroup; this zone is located in the road book and GPS track.

All stages start and end in Bivouac.

In the bivouac, servicing is free between the competitors still in the race and with machines and/or people registered in the Assistance category.

Briefing

The briefing held by the organiser or his Delegate.
The participation of the competitors is compulsory.
The text of the briefing concerning security and other important topics will also be published on the official board.

CP (Passage Control)

A zone where the time will be checked and marked by the IT tracking system.

Disqualification

Penalty decided by the Dinaric Rally Jury following an important infringement to the Dinaric Rally regulations.

Duration of an Event

The Event starts with the administrative control or technical inspection and ends upon the expiry of one of the following time limits, whichever is the later:

  • time limit for protests or appeals
  • end of the administrative checking and post-event technical control carried out in accordance with the Dinaric rules and regulations
  • end of the prize-giving.
Estimated time

Time estimated by the Organiser to cover a stage.

Liaison Penalty (PL)

Time penalty that rider gets on liaisons, to be added to the other penalties.

Fixed penalty (FP)

A time penalty to be added to penalties already incurred by competitors.

FZ

The end of a speed control zone.

GPS

A “Global Positioning System” – a system using satellites to localise precisely longitude, latitude and altitude at any point on earth.

Maximum time allowed

Time given for each Liaisons and maximum time given for each Special Stages, which, if passed, will result in the application of a fixed penalty in minutes.
At this moment, the control is considered closed for the competitor in question.

Neutralisation

A specified time (in minutes) in which the competitor stops at the designated stopping points (fuel points, refreshments etc) and which will not be added the total time on the track.

Official itinerary

This is represented by the passage through each waypoint to be followed compulsorily on pain of penalties.

Overall classification

Overall classification of all categories together.

Parc Fermé

Zone in which no maintenance,  preparation or interventions are possible.

Rally HQ

Rally headquarter. Score point of the Rally, coordinating and managing the race.

Road Book

Each competitor in roadbook classes will receive a road book in the form of a paper roll, size A5, with all the information important for navigation, containing characteristic notes and the compulsory waypoints, which they must observe on pain of penalties.

Route

This is defined by the official road book of the event, confirmed by the rider of the opening vehicle.

Special Stage (SS)

True speed test in real time.
Starts of Special Stages are followed by or twinned with a “Time Check” (IT live tracking system) for the starts, and followed by a Time Check after the finish.

SI (Speed Infringement)

Any speed exceeding the maximum speed allowed in a Speed Control Zone.

Stage or Etape

Daily loop route given in the daily itinerary starting from the bivouac / rally camp and ending at the bivouac.

Super Special Stage (SSS)

There will be a prologue on Dinaric 2021 season, designed as a circular track in the form of a “Super Special spectacle”.

The length of this stage will be up to 20 km.

On the Super Special spectacle track, riders will fight for the starting positions in tomorrow’s first stage of the rally and will present their skills and experience to the audience.

TC / ATC

Time Control / Arrival Time Control.

Time card

Card intended for affixing the markings of the various TC/CP carried out over the itinerary.

WPM (Hidden Waypoint)

A compulsory passage point indicated in the road book, the coordinates of which are not revealed to the competitors.

WPT

Geographical point defined by coordinates of longitude and latitude.

WPV (Visible Waypoint)

A point visible on the route, indicated in roadbook and showed in GPS track.