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Supplementary Regulations

Dinaric Rally Raid Series 2024

General presumptions and prerequisites

Dinaric Rally Raid Series is a sporting events series staged over varied terrain and is intended to test the skill, the endurance of competitors, and the reliability of their machines. Moreover, this discipline also tests the navigating skills 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
  • Rorught terrain
  • Severe weather

Dinaric Rally Raid Series 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 Raid Series 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 Raid Series.

It is the responsibility of each competitor and/or team to ensure that all persons involved with their entries observe the Dinaric Rally Raid Series 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 Raid Series 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.

The Dinaric Rally Raid Series is organized by:

UNTAMED Sport Club and UNTAMED j.d.o.o. (hereinafter: UNTAMED)

Zadravečka 11, 
10040 Zagreb, 
Croatia

org@dinaricrally.com

+385 959061237

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 similar events in the past have been seriously injured, permanently disabled or have 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.

Rules and Regulations

The Rally will be organized in accordance with:

  1. Croatian law
  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina law
  3. Dinaric Rally Supplementary Rules and Regulations

Categories

Rally

    • No Rally Licence needed
    • Roadbook (paper or digital) navigated

DARE! (Dinaric Adventure Rally Experience)

    • No Rally Licence needed
    • No racing
    • Timed and tracked
    • Tracking & safety devices
    • ROADBOOK and GPS navigated

Administration

The Race administration will be available till at least two days after the last day of the rally.

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

Communication / Contact

email: org@dinaricrally.com

tel/wapp: +385959061237

Please feel free to contact us for ANY questions, but please, read the regulations first. Thanks!

Informing

The official Channel of Communication are the 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

Participants

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 register for the Dinaric every rider must have:

  • For their vehicle:
    • registration license
    • valid third party 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

Insurance

Third party liability insurance

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

Accident Insurance for competitors

  1. Every competitor must be fully insured for personal accidents covering death, permanent disability, medical treatment and repatriation!
  2. Riders must be insured as per following specification:
    1. for medical treatment € 14.000
    2. for repatriation € 3.400″.
  3. Riders who do not have personal accident insurance will be able to get this insurance through UNTAMED, from our co-insurance company. More
  4. Basic medical insurance, prescribed by law in the country of origin of the riders, is compulsory.
  5. Insurance in case of motorcycle and equipment damage and theft is recommended since the organizer is not responsible for such cases.

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”. Note: during the race, all the competitors will cross the Croatia-BiH border two times at least.

General

Despite our efforts to make the Dinaric Rally Raid Series safe and despite all experience and knowledge of the riders, accidents are always a possibility at events such as cross country offroad 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 third party liability!!

The organiser 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 the 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 liability, accident insurance, travel insurance).

Administrative control

Prior to the start of the event, an administrative control will be organised, in order to check, 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.

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 check will be granted to the competitor.

The competitor is responsible for the technical conformity of his motorcycle during the whole time of the Rally.

The competent bodies or officials can disqualify  a motorcycle at any time during the event,  which is considered to be or may become dangerous for the rider and other people connected to the Rally.

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

Sound Control

For sound test details please refer to the Technical Regulations

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.

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).

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 on th official race information board.

Roadbook and navigation

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

Official Itinerary

The official itinerary (Selective and Road Sections) is recorded in the Roadbook. The validation in a chronological order of each Waypoint presented in the road book guarantees the respect of this itinerary by the competitors.

Roadbook

All competitors will receive a road book, (paper or electronic) every day, before the briefing.

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

The route of the Rally will be secret until the Road books are distributed to the competitors.

While racing, riders are obligated to follow the roadbook for only the route indicated in the roadbook will be previously reconnoitered and will be “opened” and “swept”. Only this route will be validated by the opening team. It will indicate compulsory points of passage (WPV’s, WPM’s, WPS’s, WPC’s, SZ’s, FZ’s, CP’s) which must be respected. Not following these compulsory check points will be penalized.

The Road Book is in standard A5 format for SSVs 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 penalties up to disqualification from 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 signaled to the competitors by an audio alarm from tracking and safety device.

Complete list of symbols can be seen here .

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

Roadbook Lexicon

Dinaric Rally Roadbook is made in accordance with FIM / FIA Rally-Raid Rules and Regulations and FIM / FIA Symbols are used. 

Check Roadbook Symbols here

Navigation

It is possible to navigate with:

  • Paper Roadbook
  • Electronic Roadbook

The type of navigation is determined by the category.

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

Paper roadbook carriers, electronic roadbook reading devices and roadbook or GPS (in DARE!) navigation 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 not not later than before the official rider’s briefing.

Riders navigating by the roadbook are allowed to use GPS devices! This does not mean that it will be possible to navigate by GPS devices for .GPS tracks of the Rally stages will remain hidden throughout the rally.

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

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

Qualifying Special Stage (Prologue)

The Qualifying Selective Stage (Prologue) is a selective sector used to establish the starting order of the event.

The prologue will consist two Liaison Sections and one, up to 60 km long, Special Section.

The prologue will be navigated by Roadbook!

A multiplying factor of 2 will be applied to each time of this Selective Stage.

All competitors must* take part in the Prologue and the time on Prologue as well as any penalties, will count for the final classification.

The course of the Qualifying Selective Stage will include waypoints, speed control and other controls.

Strict respect of the course and rules of the Qualifying Selective Stage is imperative. Any infringement will be penalised.

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

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

Starting Order

Qualifying Selective Stage

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

After the finish of the Qualifying Selective Stage, separate classifications will be made, for each category and each class: M1-M6, Q, SSV.

First Stage

The starting order of the first stage will be decided according to the classification of the Qualifying Selective 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;

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.

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.
Quads will start after the last motorcycle with the time gap. SSVs will start after the last quad with the time gap. In accordance with conditions on the route, weather conditions and else, the race Director will decide how long exactly  the period between the start of different categories will be.

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.

Routes and traffic

The Route is divided into Stages that comprise of 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  traffic on the roads 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 a lower limit.

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

In each case, the penalties can reach up to and disqualification 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 act in other dangerous ways.

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

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 on time.

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

The stages are divided into Selective Sections (SS) and Connections Sections (Liaison – LS).

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.

VEHICLES ARRIVING TO THE START AREA

Vehicles must be presented at the start area, 30 minutes 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.

    Selective Sections (SS)

    Selective Sections are run on tracks and sections of “road” open to the public. Contestant are obliged to use public roads with the greatest of care respecting all other participants in traffic.

    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.

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

    Departure (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 call out the last 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 start of the competitor.

    A two minute penalty will be given to a rider that does not start within 30 seconds of the start signal.

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

    The start of a Selective Section can be delayed by the timekeeper.

    A start made before the official has given the signal will be penalised by 5 minutes. This penalisation does not rule out more serious sanctions that may be applied by the Jury, particularly in the case of a repeated offences.

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

    Arrival (finish) of a Selective Section

    The arrival of the Selective Section will be a flying finish, judged at speed, with notification panels arranged as follows:

    a) yellow panel with white-black checkered flag (start of zone)
    b) after about 100 metres, red panel with white-black checkered flag (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. A “photo/ finish” camera (Onboard camera type, GoPro or other) will also be installed in order to solve possible ties. The latter will be duplicated by hand-held stopwatches or similar device.

    At a distance of about 150 to 300 metres after the finish, the competitor shall stop at a time check signaled by a red clock and a red STOP panel. The timekeeper on duty will enter the arrival time (hour, minute and second) into the time card, 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.

    Passage Control

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

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

    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.

    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 into the control zone is indicated by a warning panel with a yellow background. The position of the control point is indicated by a panel with a red background At a distance of about 100 m. 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. If this happens the rider will be penalized:
      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.

    Speed Control Zone

    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.

    It is the responsibility of the competitor to adapt his speed to the condition on the roads and the traffic!

    The Speed Control Zones will be clerly indicated in the road book, meaning that riders 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.

    In the road book Speed Control Zones will be marked with:

    • SZ” marked orange circle (Start of the zone),
    • FZ” marked green circle (finish of the zone) and the maximum speed allowed.
    • For whole the length of the Speed Control Zone, each Way Points in the roadbook will be clearly marked with thick, orange coloured borderline.
    • Speed limit will be clearly stated in each Way Point inside the Speed Control Zone presented in the Road Book.

    If inside the same Speed Control Zone maximum speed changes, same will be indicated in the roadbook by maximum speed sign (right column). 

    In a Speed Control Zone, if the speed limit is exceeded, audio / visual signal can appear on the Safety and Tracking device to indicate a speeding. These warnings should appear for each speeding. If inside the same Speed Control Zone maximum speed changes, these alarms will be triggered and should appear each time when riders is exceeding maximum speed.

    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 (SZ – FZ at 40 km/h) will be set.

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

    Speed will be controled by Safety and Tracking device(s).

    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.

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

    The Rally Jury can disqualify the rider if the relapse of speeding is considered intentional.

    Start of the control zone

    The entry of a speed control zone will be recorded in the GPS (WP) and indicated on the Road Book with “SZ” marked circle. To validate the entry of  SZ, the competitor must pass at less than 90 meters (radius around “SZ” Way Point).

    90m before this GPS point the competitor will be informed by his GPS (audio – visual warning) 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.

    End of the Control Zone

    The Finish of the speed control zone will be recorded in the GPS (WP) and clearly indicated in the Road Book by a “FZ” marked green circle.

    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 WP “FZ”).

    Successive Speed Control Zones

    When a speed control zone is made of two successive areas, with two different speeds 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.

    SPEEDING PENALTIES

    Penalties for exceeding the speed limits will apply as follows:

    1. When speeding, a pulse signal is recorded in the GPS every 150 m or every 10 seconds. Each pulse signal (IMP) will be penalised as follows.

      • up to 20 km/h: IMP X 1’
      • between 21 and 40 km/h: IMP X 2’
      • more than 40 km/h: IMP X 6’

      Example: Zone limited to 40 km/h. A competitor passes the first two pulse signals at 100 km/h then the 3rd at 70 km/h, the 4th at 52 km/h; the other ones are below the limit.
      Calculation: 2 x 6’ + 1 x 2’ + 1 x 1’ Total of the penalties: 15 minutes.

      The second Speed Infringement will be when speeding once or several times in another Speed Control Zone. The Number of Speed Infringements (NSI) will be added during the event. From the second offence and for all the following, each pulse signal (IMP) will be penalised as follows:

      • up to 20 km/h: IMP X 1’ X NSI
      • between 21 et 40 km/h: IMP X 2’ X NSI
      • more than 40 km/h: IMP X 6’ X NSI

      Example: in the second Speed Control Zone of the rally, limited to 40 km/h, the same competitor passes the first pulse signal at 72 km/h, the 2nd at 58 km/h, the 3rd at 41 km/h; the other ones are below the limit.

      Calculation: 1 x 2’ + 2 x 1’ Penalties: 4 minutes x 2 which makes a total of 8 minutes of penalties, as it is the 2nd Speed Infringement (NSI = 2), then x three for the third Speed Infringement (NSI = 3), x fourth for the fourth Speed Infringement (NSI = 4) etc.

      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.

        MISSED CHECK POINT PENALIES (CP)

        The penalty for missing check point (CP) is calculated as: (SS maximum time / number of all SS CPs) x number of missed SS CPs

        Example 1: (600 minutes / 20 CPs) x 3 missed CPs =  90 minutes penalty.

        Example 2: (600 minutes / 20 CPs) x 0 missed CPs =  0 minutes penalty.

        Example 3: (600 minutes / 20 CPs) x 18 missed CPs =  540 minutes penalty.

          Timing

          The Dinaric Rally timing system enables:

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

          Bonus

          Due to the fact that the first riders who opened the stage are at a disadvantage to others the Race director decided to introduce a time bonus to award the 3 riders opening the track during a Selective Section.

          This bonus is applicable to all riders’ categories.

          • First rider to validate the WP Bonus: 1.5 seconds X distance travelled since the previous Waypoint (WP) Bonus expressed in kilometres and rounded down to the nearest hundred metres.
          • Second rider to validate the WP Bonus: 1 second X distance travelled since the previous WP Bonus expressed in kilometres and rounded down to the nearest hundred metres.
          • Third rider to validate the WP Bonus: 0.5 seconds X distance travelled since the previous WP Bonus expressed in kilometres and rounded down to the nearest hundred metres.
          • The time at the finish of the Selective Section will be credited with the Bonus in order to determine the starting order of the Stage the next day.
          • The Bonus will be rounded down to the whole second.

          Time Card

          Paper Time Cards will not be in use.

          QR code put on competitors bike on the day of registration will be used to record competitors time at time controls and via mobile app.

          Maximum Time Allowed

          Liaison Section – Start and Finish

          A target time will be given (stated in the Roadbook) for each Liaison Section, with a maximum time allowed. Any competitor exceeding this target time will incur a penalty of one minute for every minute late, up to the maximum time allowed. Competitors checking-in after this maximum time will incur the liaison penalty for the day (PL).

          Selective Section

          Selective Sections will be run in real time, with a maximum time allowed. Competitors checking-in after this maximum time will incur the fixed penalty for the day.

          If, at the end of the stage, the majority of competitors having started the stage have not crossed the finishing line of the day’s Selective Section, the day’s maximum time allowed may be revised on the suggestion of the Clerk of the Course, at the discretion of the International Jury.

          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). 

            Not starting or abandoning 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 must inform the Clerk of the Course before the start of the Stage.

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

            Three (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 cross 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.

            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 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.

            On-time Limits

            Time limits are set throughout the day stages.

            If a competitor exceeds the given time limit at CP or TC, he is considered out of race on a given Stage and Maximum time penalty applies.

            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.

            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.

            Assistance and towing

            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 crossed their number plates  and race numbers 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.

            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 refueling, 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.

            Forbidden Assistance

            The following are forbidden, and penalties up to and including disqualification can incur:

            1. The transport of parts and/or personal items and equipment 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 refueling in a Selective Section, assistance before, during and after the refueling is considered as an assistance not as refueling and it will be penalized accordingly.

            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 an accident, the competitor is required to gather evidence and submit it to the organizer.

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

            OTHER PENALTIES

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

            Other penalties:

            • If a rider or crew calls for assistance 15 minutes penalty applies
            • If 3 or more calls for assistance are made, the maximum penalty is set, assuming that the competitor has not completed the Selective Section
            • Getting help to get to the bivouac (towing / transporting) by a non-competitor – maximum time penalty.
            • 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.
            • When a competitor is unable to show up at the start of a Selective Section with his motorcycle and his engine running, the penalty shall be one minute per minute of lateness.
            • Any competitor not stopping at the STOP panel to enter his time will be penalised by minimum 10 minutes and up to disqualification.

            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.

            Marathon stage

            Definition: The Marathon Stage consists of 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 at a remote location.

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

            Important rules for the vehicles and riders of different categories:

            1. The Organisation will provide an area called Work Park Marathon which will be clearly marked and fenced off within the Bivouac and will be securely guarded.
            2. Only the Officials of the Event are allowed to enter the Work Park Marathon. The Press will not be granted access.
            3.  Competitors are allowed to work on their motorcycle/SSV once they have 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 borrowed from another competitor (Chain, filter, etc.).
            7. Exchange of parts between competitors is allowed.
            8. If a competitor stays longer than his allocated time, but no longer than 30 minutes, he/she will be penalised with 60 minutes.
            9. After these thirty minutes, he/she 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 allowed to enter the Work Park Marathon in the morning, 10 minutes before their start time.
            12. If after the first stage of the Marathon Stage, the bike is not safe to restart the next day, the competitor must repair the bike. If he fails to do this, he will not be allowed to start the second stage of the Marathon Stage and will then receive a penalty of 6 hours.

            Bikes must be parked and stay in the controlled area.

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

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

            Riders who will camp must have:

            • a tent
            • a sleeping bag
            • a sleeping mattress
            • Personal hygiene items set

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

            Unassisted (Malle Moto)

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

            Malle Moto riders can 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, guests, etc.).

            Malle Moto general rules:

            1. Competitors 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.
            2. Competitors will be located in a separate area in the bivouac strictly controlled by the organiser.
            3. Vehicles will be parked and stay in separate, controlled area.
            4. Maximum 80l of luggage, is allowed which riders can use for clothes, tools, spare-parts or else. 
            5. Beside the 80l of luggage it is also allowed:
              • 1 complete wheel set (rim + tyres);
              • 1 pair of tyres;
              • 1 tent + 1 Sleeping bag + 1 Floor mat;
              • Motorcycle lifter;
              • 1  travel bag(s) / rucksack(s), identified with the Rider’s number
            6. The Organiser commits to play the role of a Service Team for Malle Moto Riders and will provide the following:
              • Two 80l boxes to measure maximum allowed amount of luggage per every participant
              • Easy access to official race information;
              • Access to power source for elevtrical tools and recharging phones or batteries;
              • Access to cold drinks and food;
              • Transport of the following items:
                • 1 complete wheel set (rim + tyres);
                • 1 pair of tyres;
                • 1 tent + 1 Sleeping bag + 1 Floor mat;
                • motorcycle lifter;
                • travel bag(s) / rucksack(s), identified with the Rider’s number.
                • no other things than those listed above will be transported by the Organiser.
            7. Riders are allowed to use any spare parts or tools other than those from their 80l allowed amount of luggage. These tools and service parts riders can buy from the shops nearby or rally support agencies in the bivouac.
            8. Malle Moto riders must have and present the following at the technical and administrative check (each Rider):
              • 1 sleeping tent,
              • 1 sleeping bag,
              • 1 floor mat,
              • 1 headlamp,
              • travel bag(s) / rucksack(s)
              • 1 hygiene kit.
            9. On the Marathon stage, all the equipment (listed in art. 5. and 6. above) must be handed over to the Organiser before the start of the Race and will be transported by the Organiser.
            10. At any finish of a Stage the Rider then goes straight to the “Malle Moto” area and gives . A maximum time of 10 minutes is given to enter this area.
            11. 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.
            12. 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.
            13. Riders may take their vehicle 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, 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 rider has to carry out one of the above mentioned operations, 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 has not been respected, the Rider shall be excluded from the Malle Moto and may therefore no longer benefit from the related services.
            14. 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.
            15. Any infringement of the rules will result in Disqualification of the Rider from this category.

            Fuel

            The competitor alone is responsible for refueling.

            Refueling 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 refueling 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 autonomy of vehicle for the Dinaric Rally is 150 km.

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

            In the refueling 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

            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.

            Awards and Trophies

            The prizes:

            1. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall (Bike, Quad and SSV all together)
            2. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Quad
            3. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place SSV
            4. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place M1
            5. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place M2
            6. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place M3
            7. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place M4
            8. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place M5
            9. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place M6

            Trophies:

            1. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place MALLE-MOTO
            2. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place FEMALE
            3. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place VETERAN
            4. FINISHER Dinaric 2023

            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 a rider refuses this , he/she must pay a double entry fee.

            Safety and Tracking devices

            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. The video presentation will be published on Dinaric Rally public web pages

            The SAFETY system used on the Dinaric Rally provides live* informations used for the safety of the riders, including:

            • GPS position of the vehicles
            • speed of the vehicles
            • trajectories of vehicles
            • deviation from the route
            • SOS call from riders to the organization
            • Warnings from Organization to the rider(s) in case of unforeseen events and dangers on the route

            The TRACKING system used on the Dinaric Rally provides the informations used for the scoring, including:

            • GPS position of the vehicles
            • speed of the vehicles
            • trajectories of vehicles
            • deviation from the route
            • violations of speed limits
            • alarming of competitors about:
              • speeding
              • waypoints passing
              • dangers (also stated in the roadbook)
              • entering / exiting the neutralization(s)

              *a shorter or longer delay is possible in remote areas

                Safety

                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 instructions 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, spare parts, tools… which may 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 not being allowed to start the stage.

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

                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 illegal 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 varied 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 adapted to 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 of accidents, injuries and sometimes death.
                • The participants themselves are responsible for the control of their 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 leads to inevitable concentration problems.
                • In case of any health problems or concerns, participants must inform the organizer on time about his/her 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 an unexpected surprise will not appear behind the next curve or hill.
                • 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 at the regular briefing.

                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).
                • Quads on the route
                • 4×4 vehicles 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).

                First aid kit

                On every stage, during the entire stage, all the riders must carry with them a first aid medical kit which includes:

                • eye drops
                • an analgesics / pain killers (aspirin or equivalent over-the-counter or prescription)
                • Nitrile / Latex gloves
                • sterile dressing pads x 5
                • gauze bandages x 3
                • first aid plasters x 10
                • disinfectant

                Necessary Supplies

                Every day, during entire stage, all the riders must carry with them a minimum portion of supplies including:

                • at least 1l of water or other hydrating drink
                • energy bars or other food

                Riders themselves are responsible for replenishing depleted supplies during neutralizations or on other occasions.

                Survival Equipment

                On every stage, during the entire stage, all the riders must carry with them:

                • Mobile phone in waterproof packaging and able to call/receive in Croatia (EU) and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Phones must be loud enough so that rider can hear the ringing in case of emergency calls!!;
                • Rain Jacket
                • Mini Survival kit including:
                  • compass
                  • torch / flashlight
                  • pocket knife
                  • survival blanket foil 
                  • lighter
                  • small signal mirror
                  • whistle
                  • working SIM card

                Practical info

                Food

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

                A varied and plentiful breakfast and dinner will be served daily at the rally bivouac or nearby. Riders who want to apply for an organized food must do so in advance in the prescribed way. 

                All competitors, crew and family members will be able to purchase a continental breakfast for the whole week in our improvised food court in the tent in the rally bivouac. The breakfast will consist of a selection of cheese, salami, sausages, hard-boiled eggs, fruit and vegetables.

                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!

                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.

                Phones and SIM cards

                It is of great importance that all the riders have a working phone and must be available for emergency calls during the entire event,

                Please make sure that your phone / SIM card is works both in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

                Please note that there are different types of “tourist” SIM cards available in both Croatia and BiH. Most gas stations offer these SIM cards and the staff will help you with  installation of the SIMs and setting up the phones.

                Remember, Bosnia is not an EU member and roaming prices are much higher.

                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.
                 
                SZ

                The entrance of the speed control zone and, when possible, marked by a precise reference marker.

                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/ 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 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. 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.
                2. The front and rear tyre dimensions are free with reference to diameter and width.
                3. Tyres with metal studs, spikes, chains or any other anti-skid devices are not permitted. Scoop or paddle tyres (continuous radial rib) are forbidden.
                4. Tires do not have to be FIM approved!
                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.

                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.

                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.

                1.3.1. Engine

                The engine must be produced from a recognised 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 may be altered or modified.
                • 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.

                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 Rallies 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 Jury 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 organization 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ 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

                1. SSV vehicles must be street legal.
                2. all modifications are allowed provided that they do not compromise driver safety and traffic regulations in such a way that the vehicle ceases to be street legal

                FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

                • 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

                Fire extinguisher must be homologated and with sufficient content to extinguish the fire as for example:

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

                All extinguishers must be pressurised according in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions 

                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.

                Fixation

                Extinguishers must be secured.
                Furthermore, only quick-release metal fastenings, with metal straps, are accepted. 

                LIGHTS


                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.

                Two additional headlights may be fitted.

                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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