Supplementary Regulations

1.1. General presumptions and prerequisites

Dinaric Rally is a sporting event staged over varied terrain and is intended to prove the skill, the endurance of competitors, and the reliability of their machines. Moreover, this discipline must reveal the skills of navigating of the Rally competitors.

The terrain consists of natural landscapes and is not modified by the organiser. The route can consists:

  • Mountains, rocky sections
  • Rivers, dry riverbeds, mud tracks
  • Open public road
  • Natural vegetation, bushes, high grass, forests
  • Asphalt roads, off road tracks
  • Terrain with snow conditions

Dinaric Rally is open to motorcycles, quads and SSVs (hereinafter collectively referred to as “motorcycles”) duly covered by a registration certificate and adapted to off-road use.

It is understood that all riders, competitors, teams, team leaders, 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 persons involved with their entries observe the Dinaric Rally Regulations at all times. A competitor is responsible of the behaviour of his mechanics, assistants or manager and any infringement to the regulations will be borne by the competitor.

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.

Actions judged by the officials responsible to be contrary to the Rally regulations – or judged to be unsportsmanlike or against the best interests of the sport or the meeting in question – are subject to disciplinary actions as provided by the Rally Arbitration and Disciplinary Code.

To anyone who does not abide by the Rally rules and regulations, the Rally Organizer has the right to prohibit (further) participation in the Rally. In addition, all those who do not comply with rules and regulations are liable to the Organizer for all the damage they have caused by their (inappropriate) actions.

Organizer of the Dinaric Rally is

UNTAMED Sport Club
Čerinina ulica 13,
Zagreb, Croatia

1.2. Warning

Cross-Country 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 events in the past have been seriously injured, permanently disabled or even lost their lives!

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.

1.3. Rules and Regulations

The Rally will be organized in accordance with:

  1. FIM Europe Tout Terrain Rally Cup Rules and Regulations (download here)
  2. FIM Cross Country Rallies Regulations (download FIM documents here)
  3. Croatian low
  4. Bosnia and Herzegovian low
  5. Dinaric Rally Supplementary Rules and Regulations

1.4. Categories

Rally FIM

    • Organized under FIM Europe Cross Country (Tout Terrain) Rally Cup.
    • All riders entering Rally FIM must have Rally License
    • Roadbook (paper or digital) navigated

Rally

    • No Rally Licence needed
    • Except the category is “licence free” all rules and regulations are similar to Rally FIM
    • Roadbook (paper or digital) navigated

DARE – Dinaric Adventure Rally Experience

    • No Rally Licence needed
    • No racing
    • Timed and tracked
    • Anube Stella 3 EVO tracking & safety devices
    • GPS or / and Roadbook navigated

1.5. Administration

The Race administration will be available till 19/8/2022

Participants must be in constant contact with the Race Administration to receive information releases and updates.

1.6. Communication / Contact

email: org@dinaricrally.com

tel/wapp: +385959061237

1.7. Informing

The official Channel of Communication are Dinaric Rally public web pages: www.dinaricrally.com

Aditionaly, infomation may be distributed trough Dinaric Rally official facebook and instagram:

instagram: @dinaricrally
https://www.instagram.com/dinaricrally

facebook: @dinaricrally
https://www.facebook.com/dinaricrally

2. Officials

  • Jury President: TBA
  • Jury Members: TBA
  • Technical Director: TBA
  • Clerk of the Course: TBA
  • Chief Technical Steward: TBA
  • Chief Medical Officer: TBA
  • Environmental Steward: TBA

3. Participants

3.1. Competitors

The rally is open to a maximum of 200 riders in all categories

The organizer has the right to accept more than 200 entries.

The organizer has the right not to start the race, if there are fewer than 50 entries. In this case the entry fee will be refunded.

To registrant for Dinaric every rider must have:

  • For their vehicle:
    • registration license
    • valid third parties liability insurance
    • Green Card
  • For himself 
    • Rally Racing Licence if required by the category
    • license to drive on public roads
    • personal accident insurance covering: death, permanent disability, medical treatment and repatriation and including rally racing

3.2. Teams and Team Managers

Teams entered in the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship must hold a valid FIM Cross-Country Rallies Team Licence.

Only these teams may appear on the official entry lists, results and rankings.

Team managers may represent the riders entered on their behalf.

3.3. Registration – General Terms

  1. Anyone wishing to take part in the Dinaric Rally should register before closing of registration.
  2. Registration steps:
    1. Registrant correctly enters and succesfuly submits the Registration form.
    2. Registrant receives payment data and unique ID number by email.
    3. Registrant place the payment for the entry fee, using a unique ID number as a payment reference.
  3. The registrant will be considered as registered for the rally only when the entry form is successfully submitted, registration fee is fully paid, and he/she receives email confirmation that he/she has successfully registered.
  4. The registrant undertakes to submit to the Organizer all required data and / or necessary documents. These data / documents can be submited trought the registration form or contact email: registration@dinaricrally.com
  5. If the registrant makes the application on behalf of other participant, the registrant agrees to assume all obligations of the participant for whom he contracts services.
  6. The registrant shall be liable for any damage resulting from the provision of inaccurate or incomplete information or documents.
  7. All additional services that are highlighted in the pre-contractual information, ie in the service program, the registrant should request within the appropriate period specified in the pre-contractual information and before the registration.
  8. Additional services are not included in the basic price and are charged extra.
  9. The participant may request optional and special services during the Rally and the UNTAMED undertakes to make every effort to meet all reasonable requirements whereby all such services are paid for separately, in the currency of the country where the service is provided or in kuna equivalent.
  10. Payment, depending on the situation, may be made directly to the UNTAMED or an UNTAMED representative. All prices for additional services / fees listed in the program / pre-contractual information are subject to change until the conclusion of the contract.
  11. The service contract can be concluded through the online booking form or through other booking channels.
  12. Prior to the start of the Rally, Registrant is obligated to present all the necessary documents to the organizer and if she/she fail to do so, Registrant will not be permitted to start the event and entry fee will not be refunded.
  13. Participants should send all the necessary documents in advance in digital copies trough the documents submitting form they will receive in registration confirmation mail. During the administration check (in the bivouac) the original documents should be provided to the race administration.
  14. 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.

3.4. Unassisted (Malle Moto)

Competitors can register for Malle Moto (unassisted) category and compete for Malle Moto Trophy.

Malle Moto riders of motorcycles and quads will compete almost completely unassisted. They will not benefit from the assistance of an accompanying person registered in the race or in Service category, or in Media and more generally of any accredited person (Organisation, bracelets for guests, etc.).

Malle Moto general rules:

  1. The riders must service their vehicles without any outside assistance.
  2. Malle Moto competitors will be located in a separate area in bivouac strictly controlled by the organizator.
  3. Vehicles will be parked and stay in separate, controlled area.
  4. Only Official Tire Service in bivuac will be allowed.
  5. The Organiser commits to play the role of a Service Team for Malle Moto Riders of through the following dispositive (by Rider):
    • 1 personal 80 litres-trunk (supplied by the Organiser): which should be used for storage of Riders’ personal belongings, spare parts, tools and accessories
    • Free use of the generators, compressors and toolboxes;
    • Easy access to the race’s information;
    • Access to the power source for recharging phones and batteries;
    • Access to a cold drinks;
    • Transport of the following items:
      • 80 litres-trunk
      • 1 complete wheel set (rim + tyres). The Rider’s race number must be indelibly marked on the hubs of each wheel ;
      • 1 pair of tyres. The Rider’s race number must be indelibly and visibly marked on each tyre;
      • 1 tent + 1 Sleeping bag + 1 Floor mat;
      • Motorcycle lifter;
      • 1 single travel bag, identified with the Rider’s number.
      • No material other than those listed above will be transported by the Organiser.
  6. Malle Moto riders are must have and present at the technical and administrative check (by Rider):
    • 1 sleeping tent,
    • 1 sleeping bag,
    • 1 floor mat,
    • 1 travel bag max 95L,
    • 1 backpack max 25L,
    • 1 headlamp,
    • 1 hygiene kit (muscle gel, wipes, disinfecting gel, ear plugs, sleeping mask).
  7. On Marathon stage, in case of remote biovuac, all the equipment (listed in art. 5. and 6. above) must be handed over to the Organizator before the start of the Race and will be transported by the Organisator.
  8. Time Card management:
    At any finish of a Stage:
    • the Rider will give his Time Card to the Chief Marshal of the TC End of Stage, at the bivouac entrance;
    • the Marshal writes his time of arrival and gives the Rider his Time Card back;
    • the Rider goes straight to the “Malle Moto” area and gives his Time Card to the person in charge of the area. A maximum time of 10 minutes must be respected. 
  9. At the Bivouac, it is mandatory for the Rider registered in Malle Moto category to set-up and make all/any service and repairs and sleep in the dedicated area. This implies compliance with the following rules.
    Only the Rider is allowed to:
    • transport his tyres and wheels to the Official Tire Service area;
    • work on his Machine or on a damaged part;
    • set up and dismantle if needed his tent.
    Riders of the Malle Moto must not receive any outside help.
    Only Service between Riders of the Malle Moto, still in the race, or by the Organisation’s staff dedicated to this category will be authorised.
    Any other Service will be sanctioned, the penalty may go as far as the exclusion of the Rider from the category.
  10. Riders may take their Machine or a damaged part out of the Malle Moto area only after having informed the person in charge of the area. Riders must be accompanied by a member of the Organisation, from the “Malle Moto” team, to carry out certain exceptional operations:
    • Any repairs requiring specific equipment not available in the “Malle Moto” area, after agreement from the technical commissioner (welding, machining, suspension repairs, etc.). These repairs must be carried out by Riders themselves under the control of the member of the Organisation accompanying him;
    • Carry out tests;
    • Use the services offered by the Dinaric Rally partners within the bivouac service area; 
    • Access the area of a partner offering a service within the service area
    • Refuel their Machines;
    • Clean their Machines.
    In case of litigation, the area manager will make a written statement to the Officials with the time of absence and the reasons.
    If it appears that the type of operation does not comply with this article and/or that the spirit of the category is not respected, the Rider shall be excluded from the Malle Moto and may therefore no longer benefit from the related services.
  11. In the event of withdrawal, the Rider:
    • will continue to have access to his personal belongings and to sleep in the Malle Moto area;
    • may in no case provide any form of Service to the Malle Moto Riders still in the race. 

Any infringement of the rules will result in Disqualification of the Rider from this category.

4. Insurance

4.1. Third party liability insurance

Organizer, all competitors, the manufacturers, competitors, passengers, sponsors, officials and FIM will be insured with third party liability insurance for case of damage to third parties during the meeting or during the practices. 

4.2. Accident Insurance for competitors

  1. Every competitor (with or without FIM licence) must be fully insured for personal accidents covering death, permanent disability, medical treatment and repatriation!
  2. Basic medical insurance, prescribed by law in the country of origin of the riders, is compulsory.
  3. Insurance for case of motorcycle and equipment damage and theft is recommended since the organizer is not responsible for such cases.

4.3. Vehicle(s) insurance

  1. Every vehicle that participate in the Rally must have regular compulsory vehicle insurance.
  2. Vehicles from non EAA (European Economic Area) countries must have the “Green Card”

4.4. General

Despite our efforts to make the Dinaric safe 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 and adventure is an important factor.

Riders are strongly advised to check whether and to what extent their insurance covers the risk of such accidents, medical care and thirt party liability.

Organizer undertakes to provide first aid, possible medical intervention on the terrain (by official SAR teams, doctors and paramedics) and the transport to the hospital.

For all the activities that riders do prior to official start of the Rally that are not included in the official itinerary and/or not related to the Rally, as for all other activities after the Rally finish, riders are strongly recommended to have additional insurances (third party liaibility, accident insurance, trvel insurance).

5. The Race

5.1. Itinerary

The event, lasting a total of 7 days, is planned for the period August 21 to 27, 2022.

Bivouac will be open for participants from 12:00 a.m. Aug. 20. 2021.

The scrutineering starts from Sunday, August 21, 8:00 a.m.

On Monday, August 22, the training and the prologue will be held in a secluded location a few kilometers away from the rally camp.

For the next 5 days, competitors will ride 5 different stages (one Marathon stage consists on two days of competition)

Sunday, August 21st

  • arrival at the bivouac in Knin. See the location of the bivouac here.
  • registration of arrival in the registration tent
  • application for administrative verification and technical check
  • 10:00 – start of administrative verification and technical check
  • 19:00 – rally openinig celebration and welcome party

Monday, August 22nd

  • 9:00 gathering at the start of the prologue
  • 9:30 training
  • 12:00 lunch break
  • 13:30 prologue
  • 16:30 end of prologue and return to Knin
  • 19:30 – 20:30 briefing

Tuesday, August 23rd

  • 7:00 START for RALLY
  • 8:00 START for DARE
  • 19:30 – 20:30 briefing

Wednesday, August 24th

  • 7:00 START for RALLY
  • 8:00 START for DARE
  • 19:30 – 20:30 briefing

Thursday, August 25th

  • 7:00 START for RALLY
  • 8:00 START for DARE
  • 19:30 – 20:30 briefing

Friday, August 26th

  • 7:00 START for RALLY
  • 8:00 START for DARE
  • 19:30 – 20:30 briefing

Saturday, August 27th

    • 7:00 START for RALLY
    • 8:00 START for DARE
    • 16:00 podium / price giving ceremony
    • 20:00 Dinaric Rally 2022 closing party

    5.2. Administrative control

    Prior to the start of the event, an administrative control will be organised, in order to check the FIM licences, driving licence, make and model of the motorcycle, and compliance with the category in which it has been entered. During this administrative control, various safety equipment and different information will be distributed to the competitors.

    5.3. Technical Inspection

    Before the start of the event, technical inspection of all the vehicles will be conducted.

    During the whole event the Technical Steward, under the supervision of the Technical Director, can check any motorcycle. The time spent for this test will be granted to the competitor.

    The competitor is responsible at any time of the Rally for the technical conformity of his motorcycle.

    The competent bodies or officials can disqualify at any time during the event a motorcycle, the construction or condition of which is considered to be or may become a source of danger.

    Any refusal to present the machine to a control requested by the Technical Steward will be sanctioned up to disqualification, if necessary.

    5.4. Sound Control

    For sound test details please refer to the Technical Regulations and FIM Cross Country Rally Technical Regulations

    5.4.1. Before the race

    All the motorcycles must pass the sound control test. If a motorcycle does not pass the sound control test, the competitor must immediately solve the problem before the next sound control test.

    5.4.2. During and after the race

    For the sound control during the race and after the race, if during the test, the machine exceeds the maximum level allowed the competitor will be penalised as followed:

    • 1st offense: 15 minutes of penalty
    • 2nd offense: 60 minutes of penalty
    • 3rd offense: disqualification from the Event or other penalties given as provided for in the Disciplinary and Arbitration Code.

    A competitor wishing to repair or replace the silencer of his machine can do so at the end of the day after the final time control, no later than 60 minutes after his time limit or no later than 60 minutes before his next scheduled starting time.

    The competitor has 30 minutes to complete this task.

    During the 30 minutes allocated, the competitor may request as many sound control tests as he wishes.

    After 30 minutes, the competitor will be asked to present his machine to the official responsible for controlling the sound level of the machines.

    If the sound level is still above the required standard, the competitor will be penalised according to the above-mentioned rule.

    If the silencer is changed during the day, the competitor must present it to the technical steward in order to be marked with a different paint or sticker.

    At the end of the day, a sound control test will be carried out during the 30 minutes allowance. If the test is passed, the silencer will be marked with the official paint. If not, the competitor will be penalised according to the above-mentioned rule (or other penalties given as provided for in the Disciplinary and Arbitration Code).

    5.5. Briefing

    Regular briefings will be held every day, in the evening.

    The briefing language is English.

    All riders will receive the minutes of the briefing in electronic form.

    The minutes of the briefing will be available for inspection at any time in the organizational tend.

    5.6. Roadbook and navigation

    The route of the Rally will remain secret until the Road book/GPS are distributed to the competitors.

    5.6.1. Official Itinerary

    The official itinerary (Selective and Road Sections) is recorded in the GPS(s) supplied to the competitors. The validation in a chronological order of each Waypoint (WPV, WPM, WPN, WPP, WPS, WPC, DZ, FZ, CP) localised on the road book guarantees the respect of this itinerary by the competitors. Each point will be numbered in chronological order on the road book and in the GPS.

    If a competitor wishes to go back to validate a missed waypoint, he/she must not under any circumstances take the Rally Route in the opposite direction.

    If the track is a single narrow lane then any return in the opposite direction of the race is forbidden under penalty of disqualification.

    In case of open off-track, for safety reasons and in order not to be going against the direction of the race, the rider will have to deviate from the tracks to return to the previous waypoint, without incurring any penalty.

    A WPM is also affected at DZs and FZs of the Speed Control Zone.

    5.6.2. Roadbook

    All competitors will receive a road book, (paper or electronic) which will indicate the itinerary which has been reconnoitred and which will be “opened” and “swept”. Only this route is opened and validated by the opening team. It will indicate compulsory points of passage (WPV’s, WPM’s, WPS’s, WPC’s, SZ’s (DZ’s), FZ’s, CP’s) which must be respected on pain of penalties.

    The Road Book is in standard A5 format for Cars and in 145 mm wide roll for Bikes and Quads. Both have total distance notes and relative distance notes to the next tulip.

    It is absolutely forbidden to go in the opposite direction of the route and it is not allowed to go off the track. This incurs penaltiew up to exclusion of the race. 

    The use of the Electronic Road book is optional. Electronic roadbook will be in .PDF format. No protest will be accepted concerning the format, availability or the use of the electronic road book. 

    Between two compulsory points of passage the itinerary of the road book is recommended.

    Any danger !!! (Danger 3) will be a WPS (validation at 90 meters).

    Any danger and 3 (!!!) will be automatically signalled to the competitors by an audible alarm generated by the Vehicle-to-Vehicle Alert System.

    In the first road book the complete list of symbols (check symbols here) will be explained. The road book of each stage will have in its first pages the description of the stage. The list of symbols and the descriptions will be in English.

    The Road Book has been conceived in order to indicate the road to follow and the main dangers.

    The route of the Rally is secret until the Road book/GPS is distributed to the competitors.

    Any reconnaissance of the track is forbidden, on pain of exclusion from the race.

    The route of the race was done with motorbike, quad and SSV vehicles. Distances were measured with ICO Rally Max-G, ICO Rally Max 2, Garmin GPSMAP 66 and Garmin Montana devices

    The information given by the road opener team will be communicated to competitors during the briefings and by bill posting.

    The official itinerary of the Rally is described in the road book given to the competitors and must be completely followed, on pain of a penalty which may lead as far as to the exclusion from the race.

    5.6.3. Roadbook Lexicon

    Dinaric Rally Raodbook is made in accordance with FIM / FIA Cross Counry Rallies Rules and Regulations and FIM / FIA Symbols are used. 

    Check Roadbook Symbols here

    5.6.4. Navigation

    It is possible to navigate with:

    • ROADBOOK (paper or electronic)
    • GPS (GPS device or phone/tablet)

    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 roadbook (paper or electronic) or GPX track on time.

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

    Riders navigating by GPS are free to also use a Roadbook. 

    The organizer undertakes that the exact route of the rally will remain secret until roadbook / GPS are delivered to the riders.

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

    5.7. Starting Order

    5.7.1. Qualifying Special Stage

    The starting order and procedures for the Qualifying Selective Stage will be decided by the Race Director.

    After the finish of the Qualifying Special Stage, separate classifications will be made, one for each Categories: M1-M6, Q, SSV.

    5.7.2. First Stage

    The starting order of the first stage will be decided according to the classification of the Qualifying Special Stage:

    10 riders with the best times in the Qualifying Special Stage will have to choose their starting order for Stage 1 in the following way:

    The ten competitors must be present to make their choice;

    These ten competitors must start in the first ten places;

    Competitors choose the places in reverse order from their ranking: competitor ranked tenth chooses first – competitor ranked first chooses last;

    The following three rules apply:

    1. the competitor who chooses has the right to choose any position, including the occupied positions;
    2. if position is occupied, the previous competitor moves one place “down” towards the bottom of the ranking and pushes (for one place) all competitors that are below;
    3. If there are no free places towards the bottom of the ranking the previous competitor moves towards the top of the ranking and pushes upwards all those above.

    The competitor ranked tenth will choose first and he / she will choose a position among the first ten places;

    The competitor ranked ninth will then choose any position among the first ten places (including ocupied one);

    The competitor ranked thirteenth will choose his position and so on until the competitor having achieved the best time in the Qualifying Special Stage.

    If several competitors are absent to make this choice, they will be placed in the remaining free places in the reverse order of the classification of the Qualifying Special Stage.

    If no Qualifying Special Stage was held (in case of force majeure), starting order and procedures will be decided by the Race Director.

    5.7.3. Second and subsequent Stages

    The starting order of the second and subsequent Stages will be established on the basis of the time achieved in the Selective Section of the previous day plus the Selective Section penalties (speed, missing Waypoints…) obtained in this Selective Section.

    If the stage included several Selective Sectors, the starting order will be established on the basis of the time achieved in these Selective Sectors plus the Selective Sector penalties (speed, missing Waypoints…) obtained in these Selective Sectors.

    Motorcycles will be the first to start the race.
    Not less than 15 minutes after the last motorcycle starts, quads will start. 
    Not less than 15 minutes after the last quad starts, SSVs will start. 

    Race Director will decice how long exactly will be the period between the start of different categories.

    The starting times for each competitor, on both, Selective Sections and Liaisons will be strictly on time and without delay, by exact number of minutes (e.g. 3 minutes) procedure, set by the Race Director.

    RALLY FIM start the first than RALLY and after DARE start.

    5.8. Routes and traffic

    The Route is divided into Stages that comprise one or several Selective Sections (SS) connected by Road Sections (Connections). 

    The race will take place on roads open to public traffic.

    Throughout the duration of the event, the competitors must strictly comply with the traffic regulations of the countries through which the event passes.

    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.

    Especially for vehicles passing through residential areas, a designated maximum speed limit of 30 or 50 kilometers is set, unless the local road codes and signs state lower limit.

    Competitors will be monitored by GPS tracking system, troughout the stage(s). Any deviation from the route, speeding or any other rules violatione will be recorded and penalized.

    In each case, the penalties can reach up to and exclusion from the race.

    No matter how hard we 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.

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

    5.9. Qualifying Special Stage (Prologue)

    The Qualifying Special Stage is a selective sector used to establish the starting order of the event.

    All competitors must* take part in it and the result will count for the classification of the event as well as any penalties relating thereto.

    A multiplying factor of 5 will be applied to each time of this Special Stage.

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

    The course of the Qualifying Special Stage will not include any waypoint or speed control.

    Strict respect with the course of the Qualifying Special Stage is imperative. Any infringement will be penalised at the discretion of the Jury on the proposal of the Clerk of the Course.

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

    *Riding of The Qualifying Special Stage is compulsory for FIM Rally and Rally classes. For DARE – Dinaric Adventure Rally Experience the Qualifying Special Stage is not compulsory.

    5.10. Stages

    Stages (synonymous expressions: “Etape” or “Day Stage”) 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 Selective Sections (SS) and Road Sections (LS – Liaisons or Connections).

    After each Stage, a minimum rest period of four hours is compulsory. The Clerk of the Course may allow a competitor to start the following Stage without proof of the four hours rest, once only, according to the advice of the event Chief Medical Officer (CMO). In this case, the competitor must turn up one hour before his theoretical start.

    5.11. Selective Sections (SS)

    Selective Sections are run on tracks and sections of “road” open to the public. The greatest care is recommended in relation to other possible users.

    Selective Sections (synonymous expressions: “Special Stage”, “Special Section” or “Selective Stage”) are timed sections of the Stage.

    The goal is to pass the Selective Section as fast as possible while respecting the speed limits and all other rules and regulations.

    Exact time for the start of every Selective Section will be determined (for each competitor)! Delay in the start of Selective Section(s) will be penalized…

    Entrance and exit to the Selective Section will be clearly marked with recognizable symbols on the ground and will be marked in the roadbook.

    Entry and exit from each Selective Section as well as speed throughout the entire stage, will be registered by timing / tracking system(s).

    It is forbidden for competitors to ride in the opposite direction of the Selective Sections, under threat of penalty which may result in disqualification from the event.

    5.11.1. Start of a Selective Section

    At the start of a Selective Section, when the motorcycle comes to a stop in front of the starting control, the timekeeper on duty will enter on the time card of the competitor the true starting time of the motorcycle concerned (hour and minute), then will call out the last 30 seconds, 15 seconds and last five seconds one at a time. After the last five seconds, the starting signal will be given and this must be immediately followed by the starting of the motorcycle.

    Remaining for more than 30 seconds on the start line, after the starting signal, will incur a penalty of two minutes.

    Any competitor refusing to leave at the start of a Selective Section at the time and in the position that have been allotted will be penalised, possibly by disqualification from the event.

    The start of a Selective Section at the time indicated on the time card can be delayed by the timekeeper.

    A start made before the official has given the signal will be penalised by one minute. This penalisation does not rule out more serious sanctions that may be applied by the Jury, particularly in the case of a repeated offence.

    When a competitor is unable to present his motorcycle with his engine running at the start of a Selective Section, the penalty shall be one minute per minute of lateness.

    5.11.2. Arrival of a Selective Section

    The arrival at the Selective Section will be judged at speed, with the panels being arranged as follows:

    a) yellow chequered panel (start of zone)
    b) after about 100 metres, red chequered panels (arrival at speed)
    c) at a distance of about 150 to 300 metres, 2 red panels (timepiece and STOP) and a final beige panel “zone exit” with 3 cross bars.

    A voluntary stop between the yellow warning panel and the STOP panel is prohibited, under threat of penalty that may result in disqualification from the event. Timing is recorded on the finish line, with printer-type clockingin equipment. A “photo/ finish” camera (Onboard camera type, GoPro or other) will also be installed in order to solve the ties. The latter will be duplicated by hand-held stopwatches.

    At a distance of about 150 to 300 metres after the finish, the competitor shall stop at a time check signalled by a red clock and a red STOP panel. The timekeeper on duty will enter on the time card the arrival time (hour, minute and second), which will also be the starting time for the following Road Section (hour and minute). Any competitor not stopping at the STOP panel to enter his time will be penalised, up to disqualification.

    The arrival times are recorded on the basis of seconds.

    5.12. No start or abandon in a Selective Section/Stage

    A competitor not present at the start of a Stage and who did not inform the race direction in any manner will be disqualified.

    The competitor who does not wish or cannot start a Stage must still present himself, be represented by somebody at the start of the Stage or have informed the Clerk of the Course before the start of the Stage.

    In this case, he will receive a penalty as follows:

    3 (3) hours + Sporting Penalty (SP) + Maximum time of the Selective Section + the value of all waypoints not validated.

    The competitor who starts a stage and then leaves the Stage will receive the following penalty (It is not allowed for him to join the finish line after leaving the track):

    Ninety (90) minutes for having left the stage + SP + Maximum time of the Selective Section + the value of all waypoints not validated.

    FIM Rally: To obtain FIM points, a competitor must not have more than one (1) SP. If the competitor has more than 1 SP, this competitor can finish the Rally but will appear in the FIM classification with zero point.

    In order to appear on the FIM final classification, a competitor must take the start of the last Selective Section, cross the finishing line and park his motorcycle in the Parc Fermé before the closing deadline.

    5.13. Motorcycle not in condition to start

    At the start of a Stage or of a Selective Section, if the Technical Stewards/ Technical Director note that a motorcycle is manifestly in a condition which is incompatible with normal use, they must immediately inform the Clerk of the Course, who may call for its condition to be rectified.

    In this case, the time taken, in minutes, to perform the work shall be considered as so many minutes of lateness recorded over a Road Section. In order to prevent the competitor from trying to make up his lost time after the repair, the latter shall be given a new starting time, provided that the TC is not closed.

    5.14. Control Zones

    All controls must be passed in the order defined by the Road Book.

    All controls, i.e. time checks, start and finish of Selective Sections, Passage Control will be marked in the GPS with a “WPS” and will be indicated by means of standardised panels as follows:

    1. The entrance of the control zone is indicated by a warning panel with a yellow background. At a distance of about 100 m, the position of the control point is indicated by a panel with a red background. The end of the control zone, approximately 100 metres further on, is indicated by a final panel with a beige background and three black cross-bars.
      The panels are always on the right of the control zone.

    2. Any control zone, i.e. any zone between the first yellow warning panel and the final beige panel is considered as a Parc Fermé. The duration of the stop must not exceed the time required for the control operations.

    3. It is strictly forbidden to enter or leave a control area from any direction other than that prescribed by the itinerary of the Rally or to re-enter a control area once checking in has taken place at this control, on pain of:
      a) 1st offense: 10 minutes
      b) 2nd offense: 1 hour
      c) 3rd offense and following: 3 hours 

    4. The ideal time for clocking-in is the sole responsibility of the competitors. The official time is the GPS time.

    5. The competitors are required, under threat of penalty which may result in disqualification from the event, to follow the instructions of the chief of the control point.

    6. All distances defining the control zones are approximate and in no case can be subject to complaints.

    5.15. Speed Conrol Zones

    In the zones defined as Speed Control Zones, the speed of the competitors, in the Road Sections as well as in the Selective Sections, will be limited; the value of this limitation will be indicated in the road book. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the competitor to adapt his speed to the local population and the traffic.

    These zones will be marked on the road book by a box marked “DZ” (start of the zone), a FZ box (end of the zone) and the maximum speed allowed. The absence of indicating signs for speed cannot give cause for protest. The buzzer or alarm signal is not official information to indicate the Speed Control Zone.

    All the liaison zones will be considered as “Speed Control Zone”.

    In some cases, when the competitors have to reduce their speed significantly, at the crossing of a road for example, a speed control zone (DZ – FZ at 40 km/h) will be defined.

    Overtaking is authorised, on condition that the maximum speed authorised in the zone is not exceeded.

    Speed controls will be done by means of the GPS (Stella 3 EVO safety and tracking device).

    In a Speed Control Zone, if the speed limit is exceeded, audio / visual signal can appear on the Safety and Tracking device to indicate excess speed with a recording of this.

    A deceleration area of 90 metres around the start of the zone as well as an acceleration area of 90 metres around the end of the zone will be allowed.

    A Speed Infringement (SI) is made when the maximum speed is exceeded once or several times in the same Speed Control Zone.

    When speeding, a pulse signal is recorded in the GPS. Each pulse signal (IMP) will be penalised.

    The controls will be ordered by the Clerk of the Course or the Jury and executed by a GPS technician in the presence of an official or a Judge of facts.

    The Jury can give a disqualification if the relapse of speeding is considered intentionally.

    5.15.1. Start of the control zone

    The entry of a speed control zone recorded in the GPS will be indicated on the road book by a box marked “DZ” and by a safety waypoint (WPS). To validate the entry of Zone “DZ”, the competitor must pass at less than 90 meters (radius around the WPS “DZ”).

    90m before this GPS point the competitor will be informed by his GPS Safety device that he is approaching a Speed Control Zone (deceleration).

    The 90m situated after the GPS point, is considered as a deceleration zone (zone of tolerance), before entering in the control zone.

    5.15.2. Speed Control Zone

    The control zone will appear permanently on competitors’ GPS screens, meaning that they can in no way claim not to know either the entrance or exit of the zone. The speed of a competitor will be limited to the maximum speed allowed between the point of entry and exit point of the zone, regardless of the route taken between these two points.

    5.15.3. End of the Control Zone

    The end of the Speed control zone with a GPS will be indicated on the road book by a box marked “FZ” and by an eclipse waypoint (WPE). Around this point with a radius of 90 meters a zone of tolerance will be set. In this zone, the competitor may accelerate again. The exit point of the speed control zone is a compulsory point of passage. To validate the exit of Zone “FZ”, the competitor must pass at less than 90 metres (radius around the WPE “FZ”).

    5.15.4. Successive Speed Control Zones

    with different speeds When a speed control zone is made of two successive areas, with two different speed of different values, the maximum speed within a radius of 90 metres of the entering waypoint of the second section will always be the highest speed of the two areas.

    In the case of a decreasing speed limit, entering the 90 metres radius of this waypoint will be the start of the deceleration area. In an area made of 2 successive speed control zones, with 2 maximum speeds of different values, the waypoint in-between will warn of the modification of the speed limit.

    5.16. Marathon stage

    Definition: The Marathon Stage consists on two days of competition. Each day is considered as a stage.

    Only Selective Sector penalties will be applied on the evening of the first day of a Marathon Stage.

    Other penalties incurred for the Marathon Stage will be applied at the end of the Marathon Stage.

    Overnight accommodation / camping of the Marathon stage will be organized on remote location.

    During the night between two days of racing, a bivouac without external assistance called Bivouac Marathon will be organised. All competitors on this bivouac must leave their machines in a Parc Fermé.

    For the machine of different categories:

    1. The Organisation will provide an area called Work Park Marathon delimited within the Bivouac and must be securely guarded.
    2. Only the Officials of the Event are allowed to attend the Work Park Marathon. The Press will not be accepted.
    3.  Competitors are authorised to work on their motorcycle/SSV once they entered the Work Park Marathon.
    4. The working time will be fixed at 60 minutes.
    5. Help between competitors within the same class (only) will be allowed.
    6. Competitors may only use the tools and material they have carried with them or from another competitor (Chain, filter, etc.).
    7. Exchange of parts between competitors is allowed.
    8. If a competitor stay more than his allocated time, but for a maximum of 30 minutes, he will be penalised of one hour.
    9. Beyond these thirty minutes, he must imperatively leave the work park.
    10. It is forbidden for a competitor who has left the Work Park Marathon to come back again. 
    11. Competitors will be authorised to enter the Work Park Marathon in the morning, 10 minutes before their start time.
    12. If the bike after the first stage of the Marathon Stage is not safe to restart the next day, competitor must repair the bike otherwise he will not be allowed to start for the second stage of the Marathon Stage. He will then receive a penalty of 6 hours.

    Giving or accepting a help from the competitors from different Category is forbiden (e.g. “Rally” category competitors are not allowed to accept or give the help to “Rally FIM” competitors).

    Bikes must be parked and stay in controlled area.

    There will be limited number of places in accommodation (in remote location) availible. Accommodation details will be published soon.

    There will be space for camping (in remote location) availible. Toilet and showers in the camping area will be availible.

    Riders who will camp must have:

    • Tent
    • Sleeping bag
    • Sleeping mattres
    • Personal hygiene items set

    All the luggage will be transported (to the remote bivouac and back to the rally bivouac) by the organization.

    5.17. Fuel

    The competitor alone is responsible for refuelling.

    Refuelling must be done with the engine cut. The competitor cannot be on his motorcycle.

    At least 20 minutes neutralisation will be put in place each time refuelling is carried out.

    Neutralisation can be managed by GPS without the assistance of a marshal. The competitor will then be solely responsible for his start time of the neutralisation.

    Minimal fuel authonomy of vehicle for the Dinaric Rally is 130 km.

    Exact fuel authonomy for each stage as well as fuel refill points will be highlighted in the roadbook (and gpx data).

    In the refuelling zone, only the following interventions will be allowed:

    • Installation of the Road-Book;
    • Replacement of the cartridge(s) and verification of the correct functioning of the airbag;
    • Fuel, water and food replenishment;
    • Use of toilet

    5.18. Protests – Appeals

    1. All suggestions, complaints and appeals must be submitted in writing and handed to the Clerk of the Course accompanied by the security deposit currently applicable. This sum will not be returned if the complaint is rejected.
      If the protest calls for the dismantling and refitting of various parts of a motorcycle, the complainant shall pay an additional security deposit.
    2. The final deadline for holding a protest against the classification of a Stage is valid up to three (3) hours after the posting of the Provisional classification of the stage.
    3. The final deadline for protest, at the end of the event, will be half an hour beginning from the time when the official general classification of the Cross-Country Rally is posted.

    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.

    5.19. Prize-Giving Ceremony

    The first three placed competitors of each category will receive a trophy provided by the organiser.

    The Team Manager of the winning competitor of the category must take part in the Prize-Giving Ceremony and must also receive a trophy.

    The exact schedule and venue will be mentioned in the SR.

    5.20. 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.

    Organizer keeps the right to put stickers on participants vehicles. If the rider does not want it, rider must pay double entry fee.

    6. Timing and tracking

    6.1. Timing

    The Dinaric Rally timing system enables:

    • Lap timing
    • Live checkpoints
    • Precision 1/1000 sec
    • Live results  (web / smartphone app)

    6.2. Tracking & Safety

    It is highly recomended to all riders to get used to the functions of the tracking and safety devices that will be used in Dinaric Rally. You can find a video presentation here and .pdf presentaton here

    The Dinaric Rally satellite tracking & safety system ( Stella 3 EVO ) enables:

    • Live location
    • GPX track
    • Speed
    • trajectories of vehicles
    • deviation from the route
    • violations of speed limits
    • two way communication between the organization and competitors:
      • organization -> competitor(s) in cases of e.g.:
        • unforeseen events as e.g. a blocked path
        • any important changes
        • unexpected danges on the route
      • competitor(s) -> organization in cases of e.g.:
        • SOS / ask for help
        • unforeseen events as e.g. a blocked path
        • unexpected danges on the route
        • vehicle failures / technical issues
        • accidents
        • request for medical attention
    • vehicle to vehicle communication / alarming system in case of:
      • stopping of the vehicle due to technical problems and / or accident
      • overtaking. Competitors caught up by another competitor (car, motorbike, truck) must pull over and allow themselves to be overtaken.
    • warning / informing of competitors about:
      • speed limits
      • dangers (also stated in the roadbook)
      • entering in / exiting form neutralizations
      • waypoints (proximity)

      7. Timing, Penalties and Scoring

      7.1. The Best Results

      Selective Section (synonymous expressions: “Special Stage”, “Special Section” or “Selective Stage”) are timed sections of the Stage.

      The competitor’s goal is to pass the Selective Section(s) fastest possible while respecting the speed limits and all other rules and regulations.

      The best result on each Stage is calculated as:
      Time on SS + Penalties.
      Penalties on both, Selective Section(s) and Liaison Section(s) will be taken in this calculation.

      Best results in final classification are calculated as:
      Total time on all Selective Section + Penalties from all Sections (Selectives + Liaisons). 

        7.2. VEHICLES ARRIVING TO THE START AREA

        Vehicles must be presented at the start area, one hour before the start of the race; otherwise they will not be given permission to start and the organizer may fill the position with another crew or competitor.

        In this case, the crew which did not appear at the start area can be excluded from the race or stage.

          7.3. Early arrival

          Early arrival is allowed only on the last Liaison section at the end of each stage of the race. It is not allowed for the rest of the Liaisons, unless the organizer decides different out of safety reasons.

            7.4. MISSED CHECK POINT PENALIES (CP)

            The penalty for missing a check point (CP) is set up to 30 minutes for each violation.

              7.5. SELECTIVE SECTIONS PENALTIES

              Selective Section penalties will result from the total time on Selective Section.

              Maximum penalty for SS: maximum time of section + 2 hours + CP penalties + TC penalties.

                7.6. LIAISON STAGES PENALTIES

                Liaison Stage penalties for motorcycles, QuadS and SSVs are strictly proportional to the delay or early arrival, i.e. 1 minute penalty for every minute late or early arrival.

                Maximum Liaison Stage penalty: maximum time + 2 hours + CP penalties

                  7.7. SPEEDING PENALTIES

                  Penalties for exceeding the speed limits will apply as follows:

                  1. For excess of 1 to 10 km/h: ½ minute penalty (30”) for each kilometer exceeding the speed limit, for each speed limit given in the Road Book, taking into account the higher speed point.
                  2. For excess of 11 to 20 km/h: 1 minute penalty for each kilometer exceeding the speed limit, for each speed limit given in the Road Book, taking into account the higher speed point.
                  3. For excess from 21 to 40 km/h: 2 minutes penalty for each kilometer exceeding the speed limit, for each speed limit given in the Road Book, taking into account the higher speed point.
                  4. For excess over 40 km/h: 3 minutes penalty per klm up to exclusion from the race
                  5. If the speed limits are exceed repeatedly: The competitor or crew will be exclusion from the race, even if the excess speed is less than 40km/h

                    7.8. OTHER PENALTIES

                    The Race Director, taking into account the penalties set by the General Regulation Rally Raid or penalties set by the General Regulation of resistance, and after agreement with the Race Stewards may impose penalties that can reach as far as exclusion from the race.

                    Other penalties:

                    • If rider or crew calls for assistance via mobile phone, 15 minutes penalty applies.
                    • If 3 or more calls are made, the maximum penalty is set, assuming that the competitor has not completed the Selective Section.
                    • Taking a help to get to the bivouac (towing) by a non-competitor – fixed time penalties.
                    • For the sound control, if during the test, the machine exceeds the maximum level allowed during the race and after the race the competitor will be penalised as followed:
                      • 1st offense: 15 minutes of penalty
                      • 2nd offense: 60 minutes of penalty
                      • 3rd offense: disqualification from the Event or other penalties given as provided for in the Disciplinary and Arbitration Code.

                    7.9. On-time Limits

                    Time limits are set troughout the day stages.

                    If a competitor exceed the given time limit at CP or TC, he is consiedered out of race on given Stage, accepting the penalties, and he/she can continue to the next Stage.

                    The time limit(s) may be modified by the organizers at any time upon proposal to the Race Director, especially if the delay has come from a CP or TC before the middle of the race. Meaning the delay in the first TC cannot be over 30 minutes, over 1 hour for the second TC, etc.

                    SSVs that exceed these times in a Stage, can start the next Stage, with corresponding penalties from the stage that was not completed.

                    7.10. Passage Control

                    Passage controls will be set up along the route at selected positions. The location of non-hidden passage controls will be stated on Roadbook and in the GPS route.

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

                    7.11. Hidden Passage Control

                    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.

                    7.12. Closing of the Passage Control

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

                    7.13. Signalisation

                    Stage terrain signalization will be announced on these web pages shortly before the start of the Rally and will be explained at the briefings.

                    7.14. Assistance and towing

                    7.14.1. General

                    The vehicles and personnel intended to provide technical assistance to competitors must pass through the administrative control and be identified. They are hereinafter referred to by assistance category.

                    Assistance and towing of a competitor still in the race can be done only by vehicles/persons officially entered in the race or in the Assistance category. All racing vehicles, once they have abandoned the race and therefore have crosse out in black the number plates and the number of the race can be considered as assistance vehicles, if authorised by the race direction. All infractions of the assistance regulations will incur penalties up to and including disqualification from the race.

                    A competitor is responsible for his assistance and/or mechanic. Any irregular behavior of the assistant and/or mechanic during the event (verifications, liaison, authorized assistance area, parc-fermé, paddock, etc.) will result in a penalty for the competitor.

                    7.14.2. Authorised Assistance

                    1. In Selective Sections:

                    Assistance and towing are authorised even to cross the finish line, without any penalties, only by the crew of a car, bike or a truck officially entered in the race, and still racing.

                    A vehicle in the Assistance category can work on a Selective Section only after approval of the race direction and after the closure of the control at the end of the Selective Section. The competitor who benefits from this assistance will be penalised 3 hours for towing and/ or assistance + Sporting Penalty (SP) + Maximum time of the Selective Section + Allotted time of the Road Section not done + the value of all waypoints not validated.

                    2. In Liaison:

                    During starts and finish of Selective Section as well as in the road section, assistance is allowed. Vehicles in the Assistance category and their crews can work on motorcycles.

                    During a Marathon Stage the assistance is authorised only: before the departure and on the road section of the departure of day 1 as well as on the arrival and the finish of the road section of day 2. If the assistance is done anywhere else, the competitor will be penalised with 6 hours.

                    The transport or towing of motorcycles in a Road Section will result in a penalty of three hours unless exceptionally authorised by the Supplementary Regulations or the Jury.

                    3. At the bivouac:

                    The assistance is allowed:

                    By the crew of a car, a motorcycle or a truck officially entered in and still in the race, by the vehicles and their crew in the Assistance category.

                    After having checked in at the time control at the end of the Stage, competitors (or persons entered as assistance in the same team) may take their motorcycle out of the bivouac for refuelling, to go to a hotel or carry out technical tests, within a radius of 15 km from the bivouac. For these tests, the Satellite Tracking System must be switched on.

                    4. At the bivouac, after the start of a Selective Section

                    Once a machine has started a Selective Section, assistance at the bivouac is allowed if the return of the rider with his machine to the bivouac is not done by taking the Rally Route in the opposite direction.

                    If the track is a narrow single track, then any return in the opposite direction of the race is forbidden under penalty of disqualification.

                    In case of open off-track, for safety reasons and in order not to be on the wrong track, the rider will have to deviate from the tracks to return to the bivouac, without incurring any penalty.

                    7.14.4. Forbidden Assistance

                    The following are forbidden, on pain of penalties up to and including disqualification:

                    1. The transport of parts and/or personal effects or assistance, transport or towing by a vehicle and/or a person other than a car, motorbike or truck officially entered in and still in the race or as vehicles in the Assistance category and their crew.
                    2. The stocking or dropping of spare parts, tools, personal effects, fuel throughout all the countries crossed by the Rally.
                    3. All assistance in an enclosed place, closed or guarded, even if this place is situated within the area of the bivouac. A tent is not considered as an enclosed place.
                    4. The presence of a vehicle from the Assistance category on the route of a Selective Section. 
                    5. During a stage with several Selective Sections, the assistance is prohibited at the starts, finish and road sections of the intermediary specials. Only assistance from the first Selective Section and the arrival of the last Selective Section will be allowed.
                    6. During a refuelling in a Selective Section, assistance before, during and after the refuelling is consiedered as an assistance not as an refuling and it will be penalized accordingly.

                    7.15. Help in case of accident

                    In the event of an accident, the Jury may award time back to a competitor who has stopped to help another injured competitor. This awarding of time is at the sole discretion of the Jury.

                    To prove that they helped in accident, competitor is required to gather evidence(s) and submit it to the organizer.

                    Unjustified stopping in the area of the accident will not be rewarded with subtraction of the time spent. 

                    8. Time Card

                    1. At the start of each Stage, the competitors will receive a time card on which are indicated the times allotted for covering each Road Section and the maximum times authorised for each Selective Section. Each time card will be returned to the timekeeper at the finish of each Stage and replaced by a new time card at the start of the following Selective Section.
                      The competitor alone is responsible for his time card.

                    2. Any correction or alteration to the card which has not been approved in writing by a controller will result in disqualification from the event.

                    3. Presentation of the time card at the various checks and the exactness of the entries thereon is the entire responsibility of the competitor. Only timekeepers are authorised to enter a time on the time card.

                    4. Competitors are obligatorily required, under threat of penalty which may result in disqualification from the event, to be checked-in on passing all the points mentioned on the time card, and in the order in which they are listed.

                      The absence of the time card to any control whatsoever will result in a fixed penalty, possibly disqualification from the event. These time penalties can vary from one Stage to another.

                      The loss of a time card results in a penalty of five minutes.

                    5. A competitor cannot present his time card at a control without his motorcycle.

                    9. Safety

                    8.1. Safety Rules

                    All riders are required to strictly follow these safety rules:

                    1. Tracking and Safety devices that will be used on Dinaric Rally are obligatory for every rider. Every rider is obligated to use Safety devices as per instruction they will be given before the rally start including:
                      • Overtaking communication
                      • Technical issues, accidents and injuries reporting (without delay) to the organization
                    2. all riders are required to navigate exclusively by the navigation system prescribed for the class they compete in and navigation type they chose (e.i. Paper Roadbook or Digital Roadbook).
                    3. all riders are required to have a functional mobile phone and first aid kit with them throughout the race.
                    4. except during the service of the motorcycle, in the base, the following rule applies: when his engine is running, the rider must have his helmet on!
                    5. transport of fuel in any other way but in fuel tanks designed for this purpose is forbidden.
                    6. transport of objects, spareparts, tools… suspectible to cause injuries to a competitor in the back pack, belt or similar, is forbidden.
                    7. any rider’s behavior that may adversely affect the safety of other participants and / or third parties will be severely sanctioned.
                    8. riders are required not to ride if they have health problems.

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

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

                    8.2. 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 and physical fitness are 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 remote and sometimes difficult to reach areas, sometimes it involves 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, participants 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 a 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.

                    8.3. Medical assistance

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

                    • An ambulance tent with a doctors and first aid medical equipment permanently located in the Bivouac.
                    • Safety vehicles with SAR professionals, paramedics, doctors and medical technicians on the route(s).
                    • 6 x Quad on the route
                    • 6 x 4×4 vehicle (e.i. Nissan Patrol) on the route
                    • Backup Search and Rescue team on demand.

                    Two way communication Safety devices enable sending simple and effective S.O.S. and Assistance request from any place on the route (or off the route).

                    9. Practical info

                    9.1. Food

                    A food corner will be organized in the rally bivouac where participants will be able to buy a food.

                    The list of recommended restaurants and other places offering food will be posted here and at the rally camp, during the rally.

                    The food is not included in the participation fee!

                    9.2. Accommodation

                    There are two basic accommodation options:

                    • Bivouac
                      • Sleeping in tents.
                      • Sleeping in your own campervans.
                      • A fee will be charged for accommodation in the bivouac.
                    • Hotels and apartments
                      • Bookng of the Accommodation is on competitors.
                      • Here you can find our suggestions for best accommodation in Knin.

                    10. 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.

                    COG (Cap Over Ground)

                    Information given by the GPS, indicating the heading followed by a moving vehicle.

                    CTW (Cap to Waypoint)

                    Information given by the GPS, indicating the heading to follow up to the next Waypoint.

                    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.
                     
                    DZ

                    The entrance of the speed control zone and, when possible, marked by a precise reference marker and a waypoint (WPS). In case of discrepancy between the two, the waypoint will be binding.

                    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.

                    FMN

                    National Motorcycling Federation.

                    FMNR

                    Organising National Motorcycling Federation.

                    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.

                    Malle Moto

                    Malle Moto, French for ‘Trunk Motorbike’, is a category in which riders of motorcycles and quads are almost completely unassisted.

                    Marathon stage

                    A stage with limited assistance at the camp site at the end of the day.

                    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.

                    Real time

                    The time actually used for the course of a Selective Section.

                    Regrouping

                    Stop provided by the Clerk of the Course in order to allow the regrouping of competitors still in the event and reduce the intervals (Parc Fermé condition). The stopping time may be different depending on the competitors.

                    Road Book

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

                    Road Section

                    Part of the route, to be done in the allotted time, between two successive time checks.

                    Route

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

                    Selective Section (SS)

                    True speed test in real time.
                    Starts of Selective Sections are preceded by or twinned with a Time Check 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.

                    SOG (Speed Over Ground)

                    Information given by the GPS, indicating the speed of a moving vehicle.

                    Sporting penalty

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

                    Stage

                    Each part of the Rally separated by a camp site.

                    Qualifying Special Stage

                    Qualifying Special Stage is a Stage which will determine the starting order for the next Stage. It shall count for the classification of the event as well as any road penalties relating thereto. These penalties will be taken into account for the general classification of that stage and applied the same day.

                    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. 

                    WPN (Waypoint Navigation)

                    The argument for this validation radius of 200 m is to allow the competitors more freedom to validate a WPN especially in off piste or dunes. The organiser will define the exact position during his reconnaissance and doing so he will consider the ground (gravel, gras, etc) for location of the waypoint. Even when doing so, with many vehicles passing the waypoint the situation may change (e.g. vehicles get stuck, the terain may change, etc.) during the rally. The organiser may use this waypoint to prevent competitors from avoiding challenging routes or navigation difficulties.

                    WPS (Safety Waypoint)

                    A compulsory passage point, where the coordinates are given to the competitors by the road book and memorised in the GPS. The waypoint will validate at 90 meters. Towards a WPS, all available information is displayed on the screen of the GPS.

                    WPS can be used for security reasons or to prevent cuts and must be used in any danger!!! (Danger 3).

                    WPT

                    Waypoint (GPS point). A GPS point is a geographical point defined by coordinates of longitude and latitude. There are several types of GPS points: WPM, WPN, WPV, WPS. Each waypoint noted on the road book is a compulsory passage point.

                    WPV (Visible Waypoint)

                    A point the coordinates of which are given to the competitors by the road book and memorised in the “GPS”. Towards a visible way point, all available information is displayed on the screen of the “GPS”.

                    WPP (Precise Waypoint)

                    A WPP is a waypoint that allows to check precisely the respect of the Roadbook follow-up on the tracks, without navigation information provided by the NAVGPS. Its number and its order of passage in relation to other waypoints are only shown in the waypoint list of the road book.

                    WPC (Waypoint Control)

                    WPC (Control Waypoint). A WPC is a Waypoint that allows the respect of the Road Book to be checked, without any navigation information being supplied by the GPS other than, the order of passage in relation to other Waypoints or boxes in the Road Book, as well as it’s name.

                    Note

                    UNTAMED may correct typographical and budgetary errors at any time. If individual provisions of these general terms and conditions become legally invalid or if they are legally invalid, this does not make the other provisions invalid.

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                    Technical Regulations

                    1.1. General

                    • All vehicles must conform in all respects to the 1968 Vienna Convention, even if the country in which the machine was manufactured is not a signatory to that Convention, and be registered for road use.
                    • Each Motorcycle / Quad competitor must carry soft water tank of a “Camelback” type of minimum 3 liter. At each Refuelling, competitors must fill up their Camelbak with water or other hydration drink. The Chief Technical Steward/FIM Technical Director will have the final decision for the acceptance of the water tank solution and the fixing method. (Plastic bottles or cans cannot be considered as fixed water tank). 
                    • All motorcycles/quads must carry the necessary survival equipment as requested in the “SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT” section of this document.

                    1.1.1. DEFINITION OF A FRAME OF A SOLO MOTORCYCLE

                    The structure or structures used to join any steering mechanism at the front of the machine to the engine/gear box unit and to all components of the rear suspension. 

                    Every motorcycle in the ‘parc-fermé’ must be equipped with a side-stand. The sidestand must be fitted, either on the frame or on the swing arm. 

                    1.1.2. STARTING DEVICES 

                    Starting devices for the engine are compulsory.

                    1.1.3. OPEN TRANSMISSION GUARDS

                    1. A guard must be fitted to the countershaft sprocket.
                    2. A chain guard must be fitted in such a way to prevent trapping between the lower chain run and the final driven sprocket at the rear wheel.

                    1.1.4. EXHAUST PIPES

                    Exhaust pipes and silencers must fulfil FIM requirements concerning sound control.

                    1. Production bikes should carry production or CE road legal exhaust.
                    2. The axis of the silencer end must be parallel (tolerance 15°) to the two principal longitudinal planes of the vehicle. The extremity of the silencer must not pass the vertical tangent of the rear tyre. 
                    3. The edge of the silencer shall not be dangerous in case of accidental contact with the riders or helpers. In case of quads, the exhaust pipe of the silencer must be protected by a rounded edge of minimum 4 mm.
                    4. Exhaust fumes must be discharged towards the rear but not in such a manner as to raise dust, foul the tyres or brakes, or inconvenience the passenger (in the case of sidecars), or any other rider.
                    5. On a Sidecar machine the exhaust must discharge horizontally and towards the rear, at a maximum angle of 30° to the axis of the machine.
                    6. Any NON-ORIGINAL valve systems installed on the exhaust system with a view to influencing (or modifying) the sound level meter test is forbidden. Only exhaust valve systems (e.g. Exup) provided by the manufacturer on the manifold are authorised. The setting is free.

                    1.1.5. HANDLEBARS

                    1. The width of handlebars must be not less than 600 mm and not more than 850 mm.
                    2. The handlebars must be equipped with a protection pad on the cross bar. Handlebars without a cross member must be equipped with a protection pad located in the middle of the handlebars, covering widely the handlebars clamps.
                    3. Handlebar clamps must be very carefully radiused and engineered so as to avoid any fracture points in the handlebar.
                    4. Exposed handlebar ends must be plugged with a solid material or rubber covered.
                    5. When hand protectors are used, these must be made of a shatter-resistant material and have a permanent opening for the hand.
                    6. Handlebars made of carbon, kevlar,  carbon/kevlar or other composite materials are not authorised.
                    7. Repair by welding of light alloy handlebars is prohibited.
                    8. Solid stops (when on full-lock, other than steering dampers) must be fitted. These must ensure a minimum clearance of 30 mm between the handlebar with levers and the tank to prevent trapping the rider’s fingers.

                    1.1.6. CONTROL LEVERS

                    1. All handlebar levers (clutch, brake, etc.) must be in principle ball ended (diameter of this ball to be at least 16 mm). This ball can also be flattened, but in any case the edges must be rounded (minimum thickness of this flattened part 14 mm). These ends must be permanently fixed and form an integral part of the lever. If the gear lever consists of a tube, then its edge must be rounded.
                    2. Each control lever (hand and foot levers) must be mounted on an independent pivot.
                    3. The brake lever if pivoted on the footrest axis must work under all circumstances, such as the footrest being bent or deformed.

                    1.1.7. THROTTLE CONTROLS

                    1. Throttle controls must be self-closing when not held by the hand. All air intakes into the cylinder must pass through the throttle body. No other means allowing ambient air into the inlet track of the cylinder head are allowed.
                    2. Solo motorcycles must be equipped with a functional ignition kill switch or button mounted on either right or left side of handlebar (within reach of the hand while on the hand grips), that cut the power to the engine.
                    3. Quads must be equipped with a safety ignition cut-out switch which must be permanently attached to the rider right wrist by a non-elastic, spiral cable, as short as possible.

                    1.1.8. FOOTRESTS

                    Footrests must be solidly fixed or of a folding type but in this case must be fitted with a device which automatically returns them to the normal position, and an integral protection is to be provided at the end of the footrest which must have at least 8 mm radius. The footrest teeth shall not be sharp. The height of the footrest teeth must be 10 mm maximum.

                    1.1.9. BRAKES

                    All vehicles must have at least 2 efficient brakes (one on each end, front and rear) operated independently and operating concentrically with the wheel.

                    1.1.10. MUDGUARDS AND WHEEL PROTECTION

                    Motorcycles must be fitted with mudguards.

                      1. Mudguards must project laterally beyond the tyre on each side.
                      2. The front mudguard must cover at least 100° of the circumference of the wheel. The angle formed by one line drawn from the front edge of the mudguard to the centre of the wheel and one drawn horizontally through the centre of the wheel must be between 45° and 60°.
                      3. The rear mudguard must cover at least 120° of the circumference of the wheel. The angle formed by two lines, one drawn from the rear edge of the mudguard to the centre of the wheel and one drawn horizontally through the centre of the wheel shall not exceed 20°. The angle (20° max.) for the rear mudguard shall be measured with the rider sitting on the motorcycle. 

                    1.1.11. STREAMLINING

                    Radiator covers (shields) must be made of flexible materials only (e.g. plastics).

                    1.1.12. WHEELS, RIMS, AND TYRES

                    1. All tyres will be measured mounted on the rim at a pressure of 1 kg/sq.cm (14 lb./sq.in); measurements are taken at a tyre section plane with a 90° angle with the ground plane.
                    2. Any modification to the rim or spokes of an integral wheel (cast, moulded, riveted) as supplied by the manufacturer (other than for rims with spokes, or valve and security bolts) is prohibited, except for tyre retention screws sometimes used to prevent the tyre movement relative to the rim. If the rim is modified for these purposes, bolts, screws, etc., must be fitted.
                    3. The front and rear tyre dimensions are free with reference to diameter and width.
                    4. Tyres with metal studs, spikes, chains or any other anti-skid devices are not permitted. Scoop or paddle tyres (continuous radial rib) are forbidden.
                    5. Only tyres normally available from commercial or retail sources are authorised.

                      Modifying the tyre is not authorised. It is forbidden to treat tyres with chemicals, cut or groove them, use tyre warmers or any other means which may alter the shape, minimum Shore hardness, construction or other characteristics.

                      The tyres shall appear on the tyre manufacturers range catalogue or tyre specification lists available to the general public. They shall be approved according to UN Vehicle Regulation 75 Rev. 2 (2010) with the following specific features:
                      – Category of use (5.2): it shall be “snow” or “special” or “All terrain”.
                      – Speed category symbol (5.4): M (130 Km/h) or above.
                      – Load capacity index (5.5): 45 (165 Kg) or above. 
                      It is recommended that the tyres be used according to the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO) guidelines.

                      The E approval mark and number as defined by the UN Vehicle Regulation R75 must be present on both the front and rear tyre sidewalls. The DOT approval mark is also accepted.

                      Any marking on the tyre reporting “FIM” approved or similar is forbidden for new production dates (from 2018).
                    6. The tread pattern specifications of the rear tyre are free. However, Art. 5. applies in full.

                    1.1.13. LIGHTING, WARNING EQUIPMENT AND SPEEDOMETERS

                    1. Motorcycles and their equipment must comply with the national legal requirements for road traffic of the country in which the vehicle is registered and with other rules specified in the Supplementary Regulations. 
                    2. The electric generator must operate continuously and normally with respect to current and voltage requirements to run front and rear lights during the competition and at post competition control. The electrical connections must be retained. 
                    3. Lighting equipment for all categories must conform in every way to the International Convention on road traffic, moreover the original headlights and rear lights may be modified or replaced. Extra lights may be added
                    4. Each motorcycle/quad must be equipped with at least:
                      • A front light (min 55 watts or equivalent in ‘lumen’).
                      • A Rear / Break light
                      • A generator with a required performance to support all requirements.
                      • An audible horn, minimum 90 dB/A, measured at one metre.
                      • Minimum one rear view mirror.

                    1.1.14. FUEL AND LUBRICANT 

                    All vehicles must be fuelled with

                    • unleaded fuel (from public pump station or race type) OR 30
                    • a mixture of unleaded fuels OR
                    • a mixture of unleaded fuel(s) and lubricant in the case of 2-stroke engines.


                    The unleaded fuel or the mixture of unleaded fuels used must comply with the FIM Cross Country Rallies Technical Rules specifications as set out in Art. 63.01.

                    The mixture of unleaded fuel(s) and lubricant must comply with the FIM Cross Country Rallies Technical Rules specifications as set out in Art. 63.02.

                    1.1.15. Frame and ancillaries

                    The main frame must be marked with the original Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The frame number (VIN) must remain visible at all times.

                    The frame shall not be replaced during the event. The frame may be repaired under the supervision of the Technical Steward.

                    1.2. ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR MOTORCYCLES

                    1.2.1. NUMBER PLATES

                    Number plates are required.

                    The Organiser will provide each rider with a set of identification plates comprising 1 front plate and 2 side plates called number plates.  They shall in no circumstances cover, throughout the duration of the event, even partly, the registration number of the motorcycle. 

                    1.2.2. Fuel tank(s)

                    The total fuel capacity carried in all tanks is 35 litres maximum.

                    1.2.3. Vehicle Weight

                    Unrestricted.

                    1.2.4. Engine

                    The engine number must remain visible at all times.

                    Engine preparation is free.

                    During the event, an “engine change” means removing the engine from the frame. Engine “A”, originally fitted in the frame of the bike can be removed from the frame to be repaired and be replaced by engine “B”. Engine “A” may be repaired during the Event on condition that the engine crankcase marked during the preliminary technical inspection remains the same.

                    Repairs to the engine’s “top end” (cylinder + cylinder head) are free during the event. All intervention to the “bottom-end” (inside the crankcases) will be considered as a change of engine.

                    A minimum of one bolt/nut used to fix the engine must be drilled in order to attach a seal embracing the frame.

                    The engine may be removed from the frame to repair a problem not related to the crankcase. This may be done only under the supervision of the Technical Steward. The Technical Steward only can cut and replace the seals without being penalised.

                    1.3. ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR QUADS

                    These vehicles shall be registered (allowed to be used on roads open to traffic).

                    Top speed is limited to 130km/h

                    Quads are set in two Groups :

                    • Group G/ Quad Racers: propelled by the action of two wheels (2 wheel driven).

                      Engine must be produced in a series and available on the market. Cylinder, cylinder head may be modified, with the exception of the crankcase, but must fulfil the FIM Technical Rules for Cross-Country Rallies Quads category.

                      The chassis is free (in design), material: steel
                    • Group H/ Quad Racers: propelled by the action of four wheels (4 wheel driven).

                      The engine minimum production quantities for engines shall be: 200 units* *The minimum required production quantities refer to units with identical equipment.

                      Evidence of engine production quantities may be required by FIM, certified by the manufacturer’s auditing firm and/or any other institution which may provide reliable documentation written in English.

                    1.3.1. Engine

                    The engine must be produced from a recognised and FIM licenced manufacturer. The engine number (stamped on the crankcase) must remain visible at all times. The following engine specifications and components may be altered from the original model:

                    • Cylinder head: Intake and exhaust tracts surfaces may be polished. No addition of material is allowed. The gasket is free and compression ratio can be modified.
                    • Camshafts and camshaft sprockets are free. Valve springs can be replaced but titanium springs are forbidden.
                    • Pistons, pistons rings, pins and clips: may be altered or replaced from those fitted to the engine.
                    • Exhaust system: Exhaust pipes and silencers may be altered or replaced.
                    • Clutch: An aftermarket or modified clutch is permitted.
                    • Radiator and/or oil cooler may be altered or replaced, additional radiators and oil cooler may be added.
                    • Oil pumps and oil liners may be altered or replaced. Oil lines containing positive pressure, if replaced, must be of metal reinforced construction with swaged or treaded connectors.
                    • Oil tanks may be added or modified.
                    • Air filter may be altered or replaced.
                    • Fuel pump may be modified or replaced.
                    • Ignition / Engine Control System (ECU), hardware and software may be modified or changed.
                    • Generator, alternator, electric starter may be modified or replaced.
                    • Secondary transmission is free.


                    During the event, an ‘engine change’ means removing the engine from the frame. Engine ‘A’ originally fitted in the frame of the bike can be removed from the frame to be repaired and be replaced by engine ‘B’ Engine ‘A’ may be repaired during the event on the condition that the engine crankcase(s) marked during the preliminary technical inspection remain(s) the same.

                    Repairs to the engine’s ‘top end’ (cylinder + cylinder head) are free during the event. All intervention to the ‘bottom-end’ (inside the crankcases) will be considered as a change of engine.

                    A minimum of one bolt/nut used to fix the engine must be drilled in order to attach a seal embracing the frame.

                    The engine may be removed from the frame to repair a problem not related to the crankcase. This intervention may be done only after formal request and under the supervision of the Technical Steward. Only the Technical Steward can cut and replace the seals without the participant being penalised.

                    1.3.2. Steering

                    The machine can operate on the front wheels only.

                    1.3.3. Chassis and ancillaries

                    Shock absorbers and associated springs are free.

                    Wheelbase, front and rear track are free but the overall width is defined by FIM Cross Country Rallyies Technical Rules.

                    The main chassis must be marked with the original Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The frame number (VIN) must remain visible at all times.

                    The chassis shall not be replaced during the event. The frame may be repaired under the supervision of the Technical Steward.

                    For Group H only:
                    The main chassis may only be altered by addition of material, no material can be removed (except original engine fixing points if an alternative unit is installed).

                    The position on the chassis of steering pipe, swing arm, suspension linkage mounting points must remain as in the production Quad.

                    The rear sub-frame can be modified, but the type of material must remain as in the production model and the weight cannot be lower.

                    Fairing and body can be modified or replaced.

                    Seat may be modified or replaced.

                    Battery may be changed but the nominal energy must be equal or higher than the original one.

                    Footrests and foot controls may be modified or replaced.

                    1.3.4. Number plates

                    Four number plates are required:
                    • 1 plate fixed to the front of the machine at the level of the head lamp, facing forward.
                    • 1 double-side rear plate made of flexible material set on the safety bar placed behind the saddle of the quad.

                    1.3.5. Suspensions

                    All the mountings of the front and rear suspension units, suspension arms and the steering spindle are retained by a safety wire or a splitpen.

                    For Group H only:
                    Steering linkages and suspension arms may be modified or replaced. The FIM may require demonstrating that the new parts present equivalent or higher mechanical properties to the original ones.

                    1.3.6. Brakes, wheels and rims

                    Disc brakes, callipers and associated pipes can be changed.

                    The rear wheel rim diameter cannot exceed 12 inches in Group G and 15 inches in Group H. Wire spokes are not authorised.

                    Every front wheel must have a single, functional brake installed on each axle and be operated by a handlebar mounted lever.

                    At the rear, the vehicle must have a brake on each wheel or a brake installed jointly on the rear wheel axle, operated either by a lever on the handlebar or by a foot pedal.

                    Wheels may be replaced but not modified. Magnesium alloys and carbon-reinforced wheels are forbidden.

                    1.3.7. Mudguards

                    The front and rear wheels must be covered by mudguards made of flexible materials, covering each wheel over an area of minimum 30 degrees.

                    1.3.8. Fuel tank(s)

                    Supplementary fuel tanks are allowed but must be at least 25 mm (1 inch) away with relation to the edges of the protective barrier.

                    The maximum fuel tank capacity (counting all tanks) is 45 litres.

                    Original fuel tanks can be modified or replaced but the fixing points on the chassis and the fixing system must be as in the original model. Supplementary fuel tanks are allowed.

                    1.3.9. Protection

                    The secondary chain transmission must be equipped with a cover/shield protecting both the chain sprocket and the brake disc.

                    A compulsory countershaft sprocket guard must cover the sprocket by 30% minimum and prevent the rider’s hand/foot becoming trapped.

                    The complete length of the lower chain run must be shielded by a guard or a protection tube, securely fixed.

                    A crash ‘bar’ or ‘guard’ must be fixed at the front and the rear of the vehicle.

                    A protective barrier (or ‘guard’) of a round profile (minimum diameter: 25 mm or 1 inch) must be installed on each side of the vehicle. This protective barrier must be fitted in such a way that it is in alignment with the wheels to eliminate entanglement. There shall be no prominent (sharp) parts.

                    A structure of crossed belts or a metallic grid must be fitted to fill the opening between the wheels and the barrier, to prevent the riders’ foot from accidentally touching the ground.

                    1.4. EQUIPMENT AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING DURING PRACTICE AND RACE

                    The FIM cannot be held liable for any injuries that a rider or passenger may sustain from the use of a specific item of equipment or protective clothing.

                    1.4.1. Clothing and protectors

                    It is compulsory that riders/passengers wear back and chest protectors. It is recommended that riders wear limb joint protectors.

                    It is compulsory that all protective devices are clearly marked with the relative norms and comply with the following standards:

                    • EN 1621-1:2012, Level 2, for shoulders, elbows, hips and knees
                    • EN 1621-2:2014, Level 1 or 2, for the back: CB (Central Back) and FB (Full Back)
                    • EN 1621-3:2018, Level 1 or 2, for the chest

                    Repaired overalls are acceptable provided that the repair guarantees protection to the same standard as the original garment. The Chief Technical Steward has the right to refuse any temporary repairs which are not deemed to provide the same protection as the original garment.
                    During the scrutineering, the competitor using airbag protective equipment must present his spare cartridges and have them marked by the technical officials: 2 sets of replacement cartridges for stage and 4 sets for Marathon stage.

                    1.4.2. Eye protection

                    1. Riders/passengers shall wear goggles. The use of glasses, helmet visors and “roll offs” is also permitted.
                    2. The use of “tear offs” is forbidden for environmental reasons.
                    3. The material used for glasses, goggles and visors must be made of shatter-proof material.
                    4. Helmet visors must not be an integral part of the helmet.
                    5. Eye protectors which cause visual disturbance (e.g. scratched) must not be used.

                    1.4.3. WEARING OF HELMETS

                    • It is compulsory for all participants taking part in practice and races to wear a protective helmet. The helmet must be properly fastened, be of a good fit, and be in good condition. The helmet must have a chin strap type ‘retention system’.
                    • A protective lower face cover must be present and must be not detachable and not moveable.
                    • Helmets constructed with an outer shell made of more than one piece are not permitted (e.g. they must not contain any seam).
                    • A retention system with a strap and the double D ring closing system is recommended.
                    • All helmets must be marked with one of the official international standard marks.

                    Failure to observe the above rules will entail exclusion.

                    1.4.4. HELMET OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

                    1. Scrutineers, under the supervision of the Chief Technical Steward, may check prior to practice and the races that all helmets meet the technical requirements.
                    2. If a helmet does not meet the technical requirements or is found to be defective, the Technical Steward will clearly mark in red (e.g. with a red dot) all international marks without destroying them and retain the helmet until the end of the event. The rider must submit another helmet for approval by the Technical Steward. After an accident involving impact, the helmet must be presented to the Technical Steward for examination.
                    3. All helmets must be intact and no alteration must have been made to their construction. After an accident involving a shock or impact, the helmet must be presented to the Technical Steward for examination.
                    4. The Chief Technical Steward and/or the Technical Steward may perform the following checks before the rider is permitted to take part in practice of the race:
                      1. That the helmet fits well on the rider’s head.
                      2. That it is not possible to slip the retention system over the chin, when fully fastened.
                      3. That it is not possible to pull the helmet over the rider’s head by pulling it from the back of the helmet.

                    1.4.5. RECOGNISED HELMET APPROVAL MARKS

                    Helmets must conform to one of the recognised international standards:

                      1. EUROPE ECE 22-05 or ECE 22-06 (only “P” type)
                      2. JAPAN JIS T 8133:2015 (only “Type 2 Full face”)
                      3. USA SNELL M 2015 or SNELL M 2020D or SNELL M 2020R 

                    1.5. TECHNICAL VERIFICATIONS

                    1.5.1. Preparation

                    • The reasons for scrutineering: SAFETY AND FAIRNESS.
                    • Before the START of the competition, a closed and guarded area (closed parc/parc-fermé) will be prepared.
                    • Inspection will take place under cover with a large enough area.
                    • Inspection area will be supplied with the necessary equipment, including tables, chairs, electric light and power outlet. 

                    1.5.2. Verifications

                    The Sound control will be carried out first. The Sound level will be recorded in the technical card. The exhaust silencer will be marked with paint or sticker.

                    A List of verifications that will be performed:

                    • Make + model
                    • Sound
                    • Cut-off switch
                    • Self-closing throttle
                    • Lights (front, rear, brake)
                    • Race fuel certificate (if applicable)
                    • Vehicle identification plate/chassis number
                    • Crankcase
                    • Registration plate + insurance (green card)
                    • Fuel tank
                    • Silencer
                    • Carburettor
                    • Guard for the countershaft sprocket and rear sprocket
                    • Handlebar ends + protection + levers
                    • Side stand
                    • Tyres
                    • Helmet(s) + national colors
                    • Protective clothing

                    1. An overall inspection of the motorcycle will be carried out in conformity with the FIM rules. On accepted motorcycles a sticker or paint will be applied on the front of the main frame.
                    2. The Technical Verifications will only be carried out when the Technical Verifications form of the motorcycle has been presented by the rider or his mechanic.
                    3. The fuel tank shall contain a minimum amount of fuel for the sound control.
                    4. At the arrival, at the end of the competition, all the marked parts on the motorcycles will be controlled. After control, the machines will be placed in a closed park for 30 minutes after arrival of the last rider from the class concerned, in case a protest is lodged or further examination is required.
                    5. If a motorcycle or a part of a motorcycle has to be verified and completely dismantled, the motorcycle, the part or the group of parts will be sealed and shipped to a place where the required tools are present for a disassembly. The Clerk of the Course/FIM Race Director must take the decision for this operation.
                    6. The disassembly and the verification of the motorcycle or the parts in question must take place in the presence of the Technical Steward, appointed to the event.
                    7. The Organiser will pay the costs for the transportation and for the verification 
                    8. If a disassembly is required and ordered by the Clerk of the Course/FIM Race Director, following a protest the losing party will incur all the transportation and verification costs, or a part of these costs fixed by the Clerk of the Course/FIM Race Director.

                    1.5.3. Rider and/or mechanic

                    • The rider and/or the mechanic and/or the Team Manager must attend at least once the Technical Verifications with the (rider’s) machine within the time limits stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
                    • On request of the technical steward, the rider must present themselves to the Technical Verifications.
                    • The maximum number of persons present at the technical verifications will be the rider and/or the mechanic and/or the Team Manager.
                    • A rider remains at all times responsible that his machine and his personal protective gear are in conformity with the FIM Cross-country rallies Technical Rules.
                    • The rider and/or the mechanic and/or the Team Manager must present a clean motorcycle in conformity to the FIM Cross-country rallies Technical Rules and a duly filled in and confirmed Technical Verification form.
                    • A rider and/or the mechanic and/or the Team Manager must present one motorcycle only.
                    • The rider and/or the mechanic and/or the Team Manager must present the rider’s protective wear (equipment), e.g. helmet and clothing.
                    • Riders/mechanics/Team Managers must confirm their agreement by signing the register. The motorcycles will then be placed in a closed park.
                    • Competitors must retrieve their machines within 30 minutes after the opening of the closed park area, except for the machines that are chosen for disassembly. After this time limit, the closed park officials will no longer be responsible for the machines left behind.
                    • Any rider failing to report as required by the provisions below may be excluded from the meeting.
                    • The Clerk of the Course/FIM Race Director may prohibit any person who does not comply with the rules, or any rider who could be a danger to other participants or to spectators, from taking part in the competitions.

                    2. SSV

                    2.1. Definition

                    SSV (Side-by-Side Vehicle) are motor vehicles propelled by a single thermal engine, four wheels, two- or four-wheel driven (designated 4X2 or 4X4), produced in series, (minimum 100 units), equipped with a steering system and a steering wheel, controlled by the rider. The seat of the driver and the passenger are positioned ‘side-by- side’.

                    SSV’s must be originally designed for 1-, 2- or 4- passengers and fitted with all the equipment required in the international convention on public road circulation. These vehicles must have a circulation insurance and a registration plate approved by the local Institute of Mobility and Transport as a quadricycle, T1, T2, T3, or equivalent entity in the case of vehicles registered abroad.

                    Original part(s): A part which has undergone all the stages of production foreseen and carried out by the manufacturer of the vehicle concerned, and originally fitted on the production vehicle.

                    2.2. REQUIREMENTS

                    2.2.1.Fuel tanks

                    Any tank containing oil or fuel must be situated in the main structure of the vehicle.

                    The fuel tank must be the original of the vehicle or homologated for competition according to an International Standard for Motorsport Safety.

                    If the OEM fuel tank is kept, no changes are necessary. If an additional tank is mounted that tank must comply with these regulations.

                    1. Number of fuel tanks
                      Maximum number of fuel tanks: 2

                    2. Fuel tanks capacity
                      Maximum combined capacity of the fuel tanks is 90 litres

                    3. Fuel tanks shielding
                      All vehicles must have shielding (6 mm. minimum thickness for aluminium alloy plate or 3 mm. minimum thickness for steel plate) fitted directly onto the chassis underneath any part of the tank(s) situated less than 200 mm above the plane defined by the lower face of the lowest tubes of the chassis that are situated within the vertical projection of the fuel tank(s).

                    4. Fuel tanks housing
                      The soft tanks must be contained in a leak-proof housing securely attached to the chassis/safety cage, the minimum specifications of which are as follows:

                      • Sandwich construction “Glass Reinforced Plastic + Kevlar or Carbon + Kevlar with an intermediate layer of absorbent material” with a minimum wall thickness of 10 mm
                      • Aluminium alloy with a minimum wall thickness of 3 mm except for the areas for mounting to the chassis.

                      A leak-proof cover, made from non-flammable material, easily accessible and removable only with the use of tools, must be installed in the protection for tanks, in order to allow the checking of the validity expiry date.

                      No part of this housing may be situated less than 40 mm above the lower face of the lowest tubes of the chassis that are situated within the vertical projection of the fuel tank.

                      The housing must not be:
                      • Longitudinally less than 800 mm rearward of the front axle centreline, 
                      • Transversally less than 50 mm (inwards) from the outer part of the main rollbar feet 
                      • Vertically less than 200 mm from any point of the upper part of the main rollbar.

                    5. Fuel tanks position
                      • Parts ahead of the back of the seats must be situated below the mounting points of the seats to the chassis.
                      • Any fuel tank must be situated inside the main structure of the vehicle.
                      • If the OEM fuel tank is maintained, its original location must be kept.

                    6. Fuel tanks filler hole
                      The fuel tank filler hole must be situated outside the cockpit.

                    7. Fuel tanks outlet
                      The outlet of the fuel tank breather and hose must be kept away from hot areas. A safety valve must be installed (and remain visible during all the technical scrutineering procedure(s); it must close automatically by gravity in case of a rollover.

                      The breather hose should be raised to near the upper limit of the chassis and again directed downwards.

                    8. Fuel lines
                      Fuel hoses must be resistant to fuel and must have a minimum burst pressure of 10 bars at the minimum operating temperature of 80°C. All fuel lines which feed (or return from) the engine are recommended to be equipped with automatic fuel shut-off valves, positioned directly next to the fuel tank and shall automatically close all pipelines under pressure in the event of a rupture or loss.

                    9. Fuel cooling
                      The fitting of fuel coolers is authorised on the return circuit to the tank.

                      2.2.2. Materials

                      Unless explicitly authorised by the present regulations, the use of the following materials is prohibited unless it corresponds exactly to the material used in the same components of the production vehicle:

                      • Titanium alloy
                      • Magnesium alloy
                      • Ceramics
                      • Composite

                      2.2.3. Registration plate

                      The original registration plate must be securely fitted to the rear of the vehicle. It must always be visible and with its own lighting. The sharp edges must be covered to prevent injuries.

                      2.2.4. Screws, nuts and bolts

                      Unless otherwise stated, all threaded fasteners must be manufactured from iron-based alloys or aluminium-based alloys.

                      2.2.5. Engine Specifications

                      • Maximum CC: 1200
                      • Maximum speed: 130 km/h
                      • Minimum weight: 400 kg.
                      • Maximum overall lenght: 4550 mm
                      • Maximum width of the bodywork: 2600 mm without the rearview mirors

                      2.2.6. CHASIS

                      1. Chassis
                        Only tubular chassis in iron-based alloys are authorised.

                      2. Standard components
                        The position of the following components must remain unchanged (unless otherwise specified) in relation to the standard vehicle:

                        • Mounting points of the suspension and shock absorber components 
                        • Engine and its supports 
                        • Transmission parts (gearbox / differentials …)
                        • Steering rack
                        • Pedal box 
                        All these components must be interchangeable (without modification) with those of the standard vehicle.

                      2.2.7. SAFETY CAGE

                      The fitting of a safety cage is compulsory. The safety cage must be homologated according to an International Standard for Motorsport Safety with an homologation paper and/or identification plate. The safety cage must comply with FIM OFF-ROAD ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL REGULATION.

                      1. Around safety cage
                        Inside the cockpit, the passage of the following elements between the side members of the body panel and the safety cage are forbidden:

                        • Electric cables
                        • Lines carrying fluids (except for drinking water and windscreen washer fluid)
                        • Lines of the fire extinguishing system.
                        Members may enter into the occupant’s space by passing over the dashboard and trimming.

                      2. Safety cage protect padding
                        All tubes of the cage and all roof reinforcements must be fitted with paddings approved for competition. Each padding must be fixed in such a way that it is not moveable from the tube and must be located everywhere the helmet can touch the cage.

                      2.2.8. Driver/Co-driver back protection

                      The occupants’ seats must be shielded by a protective panel, positioned directly behind the driver and passenger’s seats. The protective panel must be rigidly fixed by welding or by bolts to the main roll-bar of the safety cage. This protective panel must withstand fire, made from steel or an aluminium alloy (minimum thickness 2 mm. This portion must cover the whole height and the whole width of the safety cage. Holes are permitted only to put safety equipment’s (harnesses).

                      2.2.9. SEATS

                      All the occupants’ seats must be homologated according to an International Standard for Motorsport Safety.

                      1. Seat attachments 
                        Each seat must be attached to the chassis via at least 4 supports, 2 at the front and 2 at the rear of the seat.

                        Supports must be attached to the seat and the chassis using bolts with a minimum diameter of 8 mm (quality 8.8 or higher) and counter plates. The seats must have reinforcement at the locations of the fixation.

                        The minimum thickness of the supports and counter plates is 3 mm for steel and 5 mm for light alloy materials. The minimum longitudinal dimension of each support is 6 cm.

                        The minimum area of contact between support, shell/chassis and counter plate is 40 cm2 for each mounting point.

                        Each mounting point must be capable of withstanding a force of 15000 [N] applied in any direction. If quick release systems are used, they must be capable of withstanding vertical and horizontal forces of 18’000 [N], applied non-simultaneously. 

                      2.2.10. SEAT HARNESSES

                      It is compulsory to use seat harnesses homologated according to an International Standard for Motorsport Safety for each occupant.

                      It is not allowed to mix parts of harnesses. Only complete sets, of proprietary manufacture, may be used.

                      The harnesses must be replaced after every severe collision, and whenever the webbing is cut, frayed or weakened due to the actions of chemicals or sunlight.

                      Elastic devices attached to the shoulder straps are forbidden.

                      Any harness which does not function perfectly must be replaced.

                      A safety harness must be used in its homologation configuration without any modifications or removal of parts, and in conformity with the manufacturer’s instructions.

                      1. Seat harnesses anchored points

                        It is prohibited for the safety harnesses to be anchored to the seats or their supports. The anchorage points of the series vehicle can be used.

                        If the installation on the series anchorage points is impossible, new anchorage points must be installed on the chassis, a separate one for each strap the furthest rearward as possible for the shoulder straps.

                        Care must be taken that the straps cannot be damaged through chafing against sharp edges.

                        In the downwards direction, the shoulder straps must be directed towards the rear, and must be installed in such a way that they do not make an angle of more than 45° to the horizontal from the upper rim of the backrest, although it is recommended that this angle does not exceed 10°.

                        The maximum angles in relation to the centreline of the seat are 20° divergent or convergent (measurement in horizontal projection).

                        Anchorage points creating a higher angle to the horizontal must not be used.

                        If mounting on the series anchorages is impossible, the shoulder straps may be fixed or leaning on a rear transverse tube fixed to the cage or to the top anchorage points of the front belts.

                        The shoulder straps may also be fixed to the safety cage or to a reinforcement bar by means of a loop, and may also be fixed to the top anchorage points of the rear belts, or be fixed or leaning on a transverse reinforcement welded between the backstays of the cage or on transverse tubular reinforcements. In this case, the use of a transverse reinforcement is subject to the following conditions:
                        • The transverse reinforcement must be a tube measuring at least 38 mm x 2.5 mm or 40 mm x 2 mm, made from cold drawn seamless carbon steel, with a minimum tensile strength of 350 N/mm2
                        • The height of this reinforcement must be such that the shoulder straps, towards the rear, are directed downwards with an angle of between 10° and 45° to the horizontal from the rim of the backrest, an angle of 10° being recommended.
                        • The lap and crotch straps must not pass over the sides of the seat but through the seat, in order to wrap and hold the pelvic region over the greatest possible surface.
                        • The lap straps must fit tightly in the bend between the pelvic crest and the upper thigh. Under no conditions must they be worn over the region of the abdomen •The straps may be attached by looping or by screws, but in the latter case an insert must be welded for each mounting point.
                        These inserts must be positioned in the reinforcement tube and the straps must attached to them using bolts of M12 8.8 (ISO standard, minimum) or 7/16 UNF specification.

                        Each anchorage point must be able to withstand a load of 1470 daN, or 720 daN for the crotch straps.
                        In the case of one anchorage point for two straps (prohibited for shoulder straps), the load considered must be equal to the sum of the required loads.

                        For each new anchorage point created, a steel reinforcement plate with a surface area of at least 40 cm2 and a thickness of at least 3 mm must be used.

                        The effectiveness and longevity of safety harnesses are directly related to the manner in which they are installed, used and maintained.

                        They must also be replaced if metal parts or buckles are bent, deformed or rusted.
                      2. Seat harnesses release

                        Two belt cutters must always be carried on board (identified with a sign). They must be easily accessible for the driver and co-driver when seated with their harnesses fastened.

                        Furthermore, it is recommended that for competitions which include public road sections, the harnesses be equipped with push-button release systems.

                      2.2.11. BODYPANEL

                      The vehicle must be fitted with its original body panel. The only modification allowed are the one requested by this regulation, when safety items are added for example.

                      A protective shield, installed on the top of the safety cage is compulsory, minimum thickness shall be of minimum 2 mm if it is made of steel or aluminium alloy.

                      A protective panel must be installed in front of the occupants’ feet, on both sides of the SSV. This protection panel must be made of steel or aluminium with a minimum thickness of 2 mm. This panel must be attached to the chassis’ tubes of the chassis.

                      All parts of the body panel must be carefully and fully finished, with no temporary or makeshift parts and no sharp edges.

                      No mechanical component may be visible from above with the exception of shock absorbers, suspension arms, transversal driveshaft’s, radiators, fans, wheels and spare wheels, including their anchorage points and attachments.

                      All parts having an aerodynamic influence and all parts of the body panel must be secured rigid to the completely sprung part of the vehicle (chassis/body unit); they must not have any degree of freedom, must be securely fixed and must remain immobile in relation to this part when the vehicle is in motion, with exception of the driver’s and/or co-driver’s ventilation sliders / scoops.

                      2.2.12. Exterior

                      The maximum overall length is 4550 mm without spare wheels.

                      The maximum width the vehicle with of the body panel is 2600 mm without rear view mirrors and/or spare wheels.

                      A windscreen is optional. If a windscreen is installed, it must be made of nonbreakable, shatterproof materials.

                      1. Lateral windows
                        Free, but it must be possible to remove the front doors or the windows of the front doors from inside the cockpit without the use of tools.

                      2. Windscreen wipers, motor and mechanis
                        These items are free.

                      3. Rear view mirrors
                        The vehicle must be fitted with two rear view mirrors, one on each side of the car, to provide efficient views to the rear. Each mirror must have a minimum area of 90 cm2. 

                      4. Underbody protections

                        The fitting of underbody protections is authorised on the following conditions:
                      • They must respect the ground clearance
                      • They must be removable
                      • They must protect only the following parts: engine, radiator, intercooler, gearbox, centre differential, rear differential, driveshaft’s (longitudinal and transversal), subchassiss, suspension parts, steering and exhaust line.

                      2.2.13. INTERIOR

                      1. Interior safety

                        The cockpit must be designed to ensure the comfort and safety of driver and possible codrivers. No part may present sharp edges or points. No mechanical part may protrude into the interior of the cockpit. Any equipment that could involve a risk must be protected or insulated and must not be situated in the cockpit. The cars must have lateral openings allowing the exit of the driver / co-driver.
                      2. Inspection hatches

                        Inspection hatches are authorised in the bulkheads of the cockpit.
                      3. Bulkhead

                        A leakproof and flameproof bulkhead made of steel or aluminium alloy (minimum thickness 2 mm) or in composite material (minimum thickness 5 mm) is compulsory behind the seats and must be fully in contact with the main rollbar of the safety cage.
                      4. Protection nets

                        Vehicles without side windows must be fitted with lateral protection nets attached to the main rollbar and doors using a quick release system or an articulated window rim. The use of “clip” fixings is recommended. The fixings of the net on the upper part must not be removable without the use of tools. These nets must have the following characteristics:
                        • Minimum width of the strips: 19 mm
                        • Minimum size of the meshes: 25 x 25 mm
                        • Maximum size of the meshes: 60 x 60 mm
                        The lateral opening circumscribed by the tubes of the lateral roll bar and the door upper side must be completely closed by the protection nets.

                      2.2.14. TRANSMISSION

                      The complete transmission (except otherwise specified) of the standard vehicle must be kept without modification.

                      A modification is only allowed, in order to de-activate the active systems if necessary.

                      All the parts must be available, as spare parts, through the Manufacturer’s commercial network.

                      1. Transmission shaft

                        Transmission shafts are free but must be made of steel. In addition, they must be solid and in one piece and the joints must come from a series vehicle.

                        The transmission shaft location must be identical to the standard vehicle and must respect the following conditions:
                        • It may be situated inside or outside the cockpit.
                        • The floor of the cockpit must be closed with a metallic sheet, minimum thickness 1.5 mm.
                        • The metallic sheet must be securely fixed to the chassis.

                      2. The transmission tunnel

                        The installation of a transmission tunnel is mandatory if the transmission shaft is located inside the cockpit and can be modified with the following conditions:
                        • It must enclose the longitudinal shaft over the complete length of the cockpit.
                        • It must be made from a steel sheet of minimum thickness 1.5 mm, or from a steel tube of minimum thickness 3.0 mm.
                        • The transmission tunnel must be securely fixed to the floor or the chassis in such a way as to ensure that it cannot be detached during normal use or in case of an accident.
                        • The entire surface of the transmission tunnel must be free of any kind of hole, with the exception of the part attaching it to the floor or chassis.
                        If fitted outside the cockpit, a minimum of two steel safety straps, of minimum thickness 3.0 mm and minimum length 250 mm, must be fitted to each longitudinal shaft to prevent it from hitting the ground in case of breakage.

                        Should any fuel or oil tank be close to a longitudinal shaft, it is compulsory that the tank has extra protection in the walls close to the shaft.

                      3. Pedal box

                        Identical to the standard vehicle but the axis of the pedal box must be situated behind or directly above the axis of the front wheels.

                      4. Gearbox

                        Modification authorised on the gearbox / differential housing is allowed only to install an additional lubrication system. 

                      5. CVT sytem

                        Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised. The belt is free provided that it is available as a spare part (reinforced or not) through the Manufacturer’s commercial network. A system for cooling the belt by air is authorised.

                      6. Manual or semi automatic or automatic operation control

                        Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                      7. Gearshift control

                        Gear shift type is free.

                        The gear shift lever must be fixed on the floor or on the steering column and can be adjustable. If fixed on the steering column the link between the gear lever and the gearbox must not be by cable or electric wires in case of semi-automatic or automatic control.

                      8. Cut-off sensor for gear command

                        Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised. 

                      9. Lubrication

                        An additional lubrication and oil cooling device is allowed (circulation pump, radiator and air intakes)

                      10. Clutch

                        Free, but principle and diameter must remain identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised. 

                      11. Control system

                        Hydraulic or mechanic or other. Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised. The clutch stop (clutch release bearing) is free.

                      12. Master-cylinder and tank

                        Master cylinder and hydraulic oil reservoir are free.

                      13. Supports for Gearbox / CVT / Differentials

                        Supports are free

                      2.2.15. MINIMUM WEIGHT

                      No Minimum weight

                      2.2.16. ENGINE

                      The maximum cylinder capacity is set at 1200 CC for normally aspirated engines and for supercharged engines. The engine of the standard vehicle must be kept as original without modifications.

                      1. Positions and inclination of the engine

                        Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                      2. Engine supports

                        Supports are free.

                      3. Plastic shields

                        Engine shields made of plastic material, the purpose of which is to hide mechanical components in the engine compartment, may be removed if they have a solely aesthetic function.

                      4. Screws, nuts and bolts

                        A nickel-based alloy may be used for the fixing of the exhaust manifold to the cylinder head.

                      5. Gaskets

                        All gaskets are free.

                      6. Cylinder

                        head gasket Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                      7. Ignition

                        The make and type of the spark plugs and leads are free. The use of ceramics for spark plugs is authorised.

                      8. Fuel injection system

                        1. Fuel rail
                          Free.

                        2. Injectors
                          Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised. 

                        3. Electronic control unit (ECU) and engine control software
                          The ECU is free but the electronic control unit must come from a large scale production catalogue or from a competition parts catalogue. 

                        4. Sensors
                          Sensors shall be identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                        5. Actuators
                          Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                      9. Air intake system

                        1. Air filter
                          The choice of air filter element and its position is free. The plenum chamber and the lines between the restrictor / manifold and the atmosphere are free. Engine intake air must not be taken from inside the cockpit and any modifications must not affect the structure of the vehicle. 

                      10. Supercharging system

                        Identical to the standard vehicle (as homologated for public road)

                      11. Pressure regulation valve (waste gate) / System for injecting air into the exhaust manifold

                        These parts must remain identical as fitted on to the standard vehicle / no modifications authorised.

                      12. Exhaust line

                        The silencer(s) exit(s) must be horizontal and situated within the perimeter of the vehicle defined by the chassis, body panels, roll cage and mud flap brackets.

                        The exits of the exhaust system must be visible from outside. The extremity of the silencer(s) must not pass the vertical tangent of the rear tyres.

                        The edges of the silencer(s) shall be rounded (straight, sharp cuts are not permitted).

                        All the exhaust gases (with the exception of the gasses coming from the wastegate) must pass through the silencer(s). Exhaust fumes must be discharged towards the rear but not in such a manner as to raise dust, foul the tyres or brakes.

                        Only the original (standard) installed exhaust valve systems provided by the manufacturer is authorised.

                      13. Heat shielding of the exhaust system

                        Heat shielding elements on the exhaust system or on components in close proximity to the exhaust system are authorised, but must be removable.

                      14. Cooling system

                        The original water pump must be retained.

                      15. Coolant radiator

                        The position of the coolant radiator is free but forbidden in the cockpit. The fans and their position are free, as are their electric looms.

                        Hot air shall be directed away from the driver/passenger’s compartment.

                      16. Coolant lines

                        The expansion chambers are free, provided that the capacity of the new chambers does not exceed 2 litres and that they are not located in the cockpit.

                        The liquid cooling lines external to the engine block and their accessories are free.

                      17. Lubrication system

                        Radiator, oil/water exchanger, lines, thermostat, filter and pump strainers are free.

                        Oil pressure may be increased by changing the discharge valve spring.

                        If the lubrication system includes an open type sump breather, it must be equipped in such a way that the oil flows into a catch tank (minimum capacity: 1 litre).

                        The fitting of one or several ventilators for cooling the engine oil is authorised, provided that this does not have any aerodynamic effect.

                      18. Oil sump

                        Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                      19. Exchanger (intercooler) of the supercharging system

                        1. Intercooler
                          Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                        2. Supports and position of the heat exchanger
                          Support brackets and their position are free but are forbidden to be placed inside the cockpit.

                        3. Fans for cooling the exchanger
                          Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                        4. Cooling air ducts of the exchanger
                          Cooling air ducts are free. 

                        5. Piping
                          All pipes between the supercharging device, the intercooler and the manifold are free (on condition that they remain within the engine bay), but their only function must be to channel air and to join various parts together.

                      20. Accessories

                        Except for the components mentioned in Art. 91.17 Lubrication System, the following accessories must derive from a homologated vehicle engine or from a commercial catalogue and be available for sale to the public:
                        • alternator
                        • air conditioning compressor
                        • air compressors
                        • fuel pumps
                        • hydraulic pumps
                        The number and position of these accessories are free provided that they remain within the engine compartment and/or within the main structure of the vehicle. They may not be placed within the cockpit area. Their method of operation drive systems is free.

                        Local machining and/or welding of an accessory is permitted for its fitting and/or function.

                      2.2.17. ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

                      1. Wiring loom & Fuses

                        All wiring loom (using appropriate size and diameter) and fuses are free.

                      2. Circuit breakers

                        Circuit breakers may be freely changed vis-à-vis regarding their use, position, or number in the case of additional accessories. The general circuit breaker must be a spark-proof model and must cut all electrical circuits, battery, alternator or dynamo, lights, horns, ignition, electrical controls, etc. and must also stop the engine.

                        At least two circuit breakers must be installed:
                        • One inside the cockpit: It must be accessible from inside the vehicle by the driver and the co-driver seated and secured by their safety harnesses

                      3.  Battery

                        1. Number
                          Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                        2. Type
                          The make, capacity and cables of the battery are free. The nominal voltage must be the same or lower than that of the standard vehicle. The minimum weight of the battery is 3 kg.

                        3. Location
                          The location of the battery(ies) is free, but the battery must be of the dry type if it is in the cockpit.
                        4. Fixation
                          Each battery must be securely fixed and the positive terminal must be protected.

                          Should the battery be moved from its original position, it must be attached to the body using a metal seat and two metal clamps with an insulating covering, fixed by bolts and nuts.

                          For attaching these clamps, metallic bolts with a diameter of at least 10 mm must be used, and under each bolt, a counter plate at least 3 mm thick and with a surface of at least 20 cm2 beneath the metal of the body panel.

                          Wet batteries can be used, but must be placed and covered in a leakproof box, attached independently of the battery. The box must be attached independently to the chassis. The securing system must be able to withstand a deceleration of 25 g.

                      4. Starter

                        1. Location
                          Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                        2. Make and type
                          Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                      5. Data acquisition system

                        A competitor data recording system is authorised, but only the following sensors are allowed:
                        • sensors fitted on the reference vehicle
                        • 3 temperature sensors (engine oil, engine water, gearbox or CVT)
                        • pressure sensors (1 oil and 1 fuel)
                        • 1 engine knocking sensor (only if fitted on standard engine)
                        • 1 fuel level gauge for each fuel tank
                        • any sensors necessary for the navigation system allowed by the supplementary regulations of the competition
                        • wheel speed sensors (maximum 2), only on driven wheels. 

                      6. Sensors

                        Any radar system, vehicle speed measurement system (except pulse ring on the gearbox), gyroscope, load sensor (except sensor for engine ignition and/or injection cut-off) or restraining gauge is forbidden.

                        Accelerometers are authorised for data logging only on condition they are built into the dash display equipment. 
                      7. Transmission of data

                        The transmission of data by WI-FI, radio and/or telemetry is prohibited

                      2.2.18. SUSPENSION

                      1. Suspension type

                        It is forbidden to use active suspension (any system which allows control of flexibility, damping, height and/or attitude of the suspension when the vehicle is in motion).

                      2. Wishbones/suspension arms

                        Suspension triangle arms are free, but must remain interchangeable with those of the standard vehicle and must be manufactured in steel. No modifications to their respective mounting points on the chassis are permitted.

                      3. Joints (wishbones/links and suspension parts)

                        Rubber, ball joint, plain bearing, bearings (ball, roller, needle) : free 

                      4. Hubcarriers/wheel bearings/wheel hubs

                        Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                      5. Connection the hubcarrier and the wishbone

                        Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                      6. Springs and shock absorbers

                        Only one shock absorber per wheel is authorised. Shock absorbers are free but their mounting points to the chassis must remain identical as on the reference vehicle.

                        Any adjustment of the springs and/or shock absorbers from the cockpit is forbidden. Adjustment is only possible when the vehicle is not in motion and only with the use of hand tools. The adjustment device must be situated on the shock absorber or its gas reserve.

                        Any connections between dampers are forbidden, the only connections permitted are the shock absorber fixing points passing through the chassis; these must have no other function.

                      7. Springs

                        A coil spring may be replaced with two or more springs of the same type, concentric or in series, provided that they can be fitted without any modifications other than those specified in this article.

                      8. Antiroll bars / fixings

                        Free, but only one antiroll bar per axle is permitted.

                        The adjustment of the antiroll bars from the cockpit is forbidden.

                        The antiroll bar systems must be exclusively mechanical, with no activation or deactivation possible.

                        Any connections between front and rear antiroll bars are forbidden.

                      2.2.19. WHEELS

                      The fitting of air extractors on the wheels is prohibited.

                      1. Rims

                        The diameter of the wheel rim is set at a maximum of 15’’.

                        The rims and bead lock devices must be made of steel or aluminium alloy.

                        Wheel trims are forbidden

                      2. Tyres

                        The tires must be off-road type with a maximum diameter of 770 mm (complete wheel) measured at 1,2 [bar] and dismounted from the vehicle.

                        The use of tyres intended for motorcycles is forbidden.

                        The fitting of intermediate parts between the rims and the tyres is forbidden. The use of tyre balls or tyre blocks is forbidden.

                        Only one air valve is allowed per wheel and it must be fixed to the rim by a single hole, which has a maximum diameter of 12 mm and is positioned on the outer face of the rim.

                        Modifying the tyre is not authorised. It is forbidden to treat tyres with chemicals, cut or groove them, use tyre warmers or any other means which may alter the shape, minimum Shore hardness, construction or other characteristics.

                        Only tyres normally available from commercial or retail sources are authorised. The tyres shall appear on the tyre manufacturers range catalogue and tyre specification lists available to the general public.

                        The E approval mark and number as defined by the UN Vehicle Regulation R75 must be present on both the front and rear tyres sidewalls. The DOT approval mark is also accepted.

                        The maximum gap between two adjacent tread blocks in any plane perpendicular or parallel to the tread is 15 mm.

                        The maximum height for the tread blocks is 15 mm.

                        These measures do not apply to a width of 30mm from the sidewalls and on each side. Tread blocks shall not protrude directly from the sidewalls of the tyre.

                      3. Fixation

                        A bolted “Beadlock” device is allowed.

                        Central nut wheel fixing is forbidden.

                        Wheel fixations by bolts may be freely changed to fixations by pins and nuts.

                        The wheels do not have to be of the same diameter.

                        Hub and nut protections are permitted.

                      4. System for inflating / deflating the tyres

                        The use of any system for inflating / deflating the tyres when the vehicle is in motion is forbidden.

                        The inflating / deflating operation must only be carried out while the vehicle is not in motion. The only system authorised is a system connected to the wheels through a flexible tube during the operation and connected to one valve per wheel.

                        In order to adjust the tyre pressure, any air going in or out must pass through a conventional complete and unmodified VG5 type valve coming from a series light utility vehicle.

                        The tube and its inflating manometer may be situated in the cockpit on condition that the operating pressure is lower than 10 bars.

                        The system may be fed by a 12V electric compressor and/or by compressed air bottles.

                      5. Compressed bottles

                        If the system to inflate the tyres is composed by compressed air bottles it must follow these restrictions:
                        • Maximum capacity 3 litres each
                        • The mountings must be able to withstand a deceleration of 25 g
                        • Must not be situated in the cockpit.
                        • Must be positioned transversally in the vehicle
                        • Secured by at least two metal strap each

                      6. Spare wheel
                        The vehicle must be fitted with minimum one, maximum 2 spare wheel, free positions.

                        2.2.20. BRAKING SYSTEM

                        1. Control system

                          The pedal must normally control all the wheels and it is activated and controlled only by the driver. It includes at least two independent circuits operated by the same pedal (between the brake pedal and the callipers, the two circuits must be separately identifiable, without any interconnection other than the mechanical braking force balancing device).

                          The pressure is identical on the wheels of the same axle, with the exception of the pressure generated by the handbrake. 

                        2. Brake disks

                          All the wheels must have a brake disk. The discs must come from a series vehicle or from a catalogue of competition parts. Their maximum diameter is set at 290 mm. 

                        3. Callipers

                          The callipers must come from a series vehicle or from a catalogue of competition parts with a maximum of 4 pistons. Mounting spacers for brake callipers is free

                        4. Master-cylinders and tanks

                          Free

                        5. Proportional valve

                          Free

                        6. Pedal box

                          Original / No modification allowed 

                        7. Handbrake

                          Free.

                          If the original vehicle is fitted with a handbrake, the function must be kept. 

                        2.2.21. STEERING

                        1. General

                          The link between the driver and the wheels must be mechanical and continuous.

                          4-wheel steering is prohibited.

                        2. Steering wheel

                          The steering wheel may be removable from the steering column through a quick release mechanism. This mechanism must consist of a flange concentric to the steering wheel axis, coloured yellow and installed on the steering column behind the steering wheel.

                          The release must be operated by pulling the flange along the steering wheel axis. Push buttons and switches may be fitted.
                          Padding in the form of 60-240 g/m2 material, with a minimum thickness of 40 mm, must be fitted on the steering wheel over a minimum surface of 20 000 mm2 (200 cm2) to protect the driver’s face. 

                        3. Steering mechanism

                          Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                        4. Steering mechanism position

                          Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                        5. Steering rods / Steering joints

                          Free but must be interchangeable (without modification) with those of the standard vehicle.

                        6. Steering column

                          Free but if the reference vehicle is must be fitted with an unmodified OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) energy absorbing device, it must be kept (without modification).

                          The locking system of the anti-theft steering lock must be rendered inoperative. 

                        7. Support / steering column

                          Free.

                        8. Power steering

                          Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.

                        9. Oil cooling

                          Oil radiators, as well as a system for circulating the oil without generating pressure, are authorised.

                        10. Oil tank

                          Free.

                        2.2.22. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

                        1. General

                          All vehicles must be fitted with one or two manual fire extinguishers. It must be possible to activate the fire extinguishers by the occupants or by fire/rescue services

                          The following information must be visible on each extinguisher:
                          • Capacity
                          • Type of fire extinguisher
                          • Weight or volume of the fire extinguisher
                          • Date the fire extinguisher was checked, which must be no more than two years after either the date of filling or the date of the last check, or corresponding expiry date.

                        2. Permitted fire extinguisher

                          AFFF, FX G-TEC, Viro3, powder or any other fire extinguisher homologated. 

                        3. Minimum quantity

                          • AFFF 2.4 litres
                          • FX G-TEC 2.0 kg
                          • Viro3 2.0 kg
                          • Zero 360 2.0 kg
                          • Powder 2.0 kg

                        4. Pressure

                          All extinguishers must be pressurised according in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions except for powder extinguishers with a pressure of 8 [bar] minimum and 13.5 [bar] maximum.

                          Furthermore, each extinguisher when filled with AFFF must be equipped with a mean of checking the pressure of the contents. 

                        5. Location

                          At least one of the extinguishers must be easily accessible for the driver and the co-driver(s), seated normally with safety harnesses fastened and steering wheel in place.
                          All extinguishers must be adequately protected. The container may also be situated in the luggage compartment on condition that it is at least 300 mm from the outer edges of the bodypanel in all horizontal directions.

                        6. Fixation

                          It must be secured by a minimum of 2 screw-locked metallic straps and the securing system must be able to withstand a deceleration of 25 g.

                          Furthermore, only quick-release metal fastenings, with metal straps, are accepted. The material of the securing system must operate within the -15°C to +80°C temperature range.

                        7. Pipes

                          Plastic pipes are prohibited and metal pipes are mandatory (unless specified otherwise).

                        8. Triggering

                          The means of triggering must be marked with a letter “E” in red inside a white circle of at least 10 cm diameter with a red edge.

                        9. Nozzle

                          The injector nozzles shall be free of sharp, sharp contact and its nozzles shall not be facing towards the occupants. 

                        10. Safety pin

                          The extinguisher safety pin must be removed before starting for the selective sectors, easily visible and marked with a red tape of 20x200mm. This procedure will always be checked by the stewards at the start as well as at any other time during the qualifying sections. Failure to comply with this safety procedure will result in penalties to be set by the jury.

                        2.2.23. LIGHTS

                        1. General

                          The lighting equipment must be approved according to the ECE R38 road standard (or an equivalent or stricter standard from another country).

                          The lights must be constantly switched on during the running of the selective sections.

                          All the lighting equipment must be maintained in perfect working order throughout the entire duration of the competition.

                        2. Mandatory lights

                          Each vehicle must be fitted with at least:
                          • 2 headlights (combined passing lights/headlights)
                          • 2 front lamps 80
                          • 2 rear lamps and number plate lighting
                          • 2 stop lights with a minimum surface of 50 [cm2 ]
                          • 4 flashing indicators, two at the front and two at the rear
                          • Distress lights (Warning)
                          • 2 additional red rear fog lamps twinned or placed side by side with a minimum height of 1.25 [m] from the ground attached to the outside of the vehicle.

                        3. Additional lights

                          Two additional headlights may be fitted, provided that they are not situated more than 250 mm above the base of the windscreen.

                          They may be housed inside the supports of the external rear view mirrors.

                          The two headlamps and the additional lamps must be located in front of the axis of the front wheels, at a maximum height corresponding to that of the line of the bonnet/bottom of the windscreen (8 lamps maximum).

                        2.2.24. DRIVER AND CO-DRIVER EQUIPMENT

                        The compulsory clothing equipment per occupant is: fire retardant suit, fireproof boots, hood and fireproof gloves.

                        The use of Head and Neck Support “HANS” or alternative homologated Frontal Head Restraint “FHR” system (including the helmet) is compulsory. It is not allowed to drive without the use of these mandatory elements the race. 

                        1. Helmets
                          The helmets must conform to the following standards:
                          • SNELL SA 2010
                          • NELL SAH 2010
                          • SNELL SA 2015
                          • SNELL SA 2020
                          • SFI – 31.2A Full face design
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