Dinaric Rally is a sporting event 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:
Dinaric Rally is open to motorcycles, quads and SSVs (hereinafter collectively referred to as “motorcycles”) duly covered by a registration certificate and adapted to off-road use.
It is understood that all riders, competitors, teams, team leaders, officials and other parties participating in the Dinaric Rally and accompanying events (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Dinaric Rally”), accept on their own behalf, on behalf of their employees and agents, that they will abide by all the rules and regulations prescribed by the organizer of the Dinaric Rally.
It is the responsibility of each competitor and/or team to ensure that all persons involved with their entries observe the Dinaric Rally Regulations at all times. A competitor is responsible of the behaviour of his mechanics, assistants or manager and any infringement to the regulations will be borne by the competitor.
All persons who in any way participate in the Dinaric Rally or accompanying events and events related to the rally at any time, during the rally must wear and be able to show the appropriate pass.
Actions judged by the officials responsible to be contrary to the Rally regulations – or judged to be unsportsmanlike or against the best interests of the sport or the meeting in question – are subject to disciplinary actions as provided by the Rally Arbitration and Disciplinary Code.
To anyone who does not abide by the Rally rules and regulations, the Rally Organizer has the right to prohibit (further) participation in the Rally. In addition, all those who do not comply with rules and regulations are liable to the Organizer for all the damage they have caused by their (inappropriate) actions.
The Dinaric Rally is organized by:
UNTAMED Sport Club (hereinafter: UNTAMED)
Čerinina ulica 13,
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:
City of Knin – Croatia
Croatia – 3 days. Loop stages.
Bosnia and Herzegovina – 2 days. Marathon stage (start in Knin, Croatia)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Note: remote bivouac is easily accessible with any sort of vehicle. Hotel or camp are available.
The Race administration will be available till 19/8/2022
Participants must be in constant contact with the Race Administration to receive information releases and updates.
Please feel free to contact us for ANY questions, but please, read the regulations first. Thanks!
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:
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:
Competitors can register for Malle Moto (unassisted) category and compete for Malle Moto Trophy. The Malle Moto trophy doesn’t apply to “FIM Rally” classes!
Malle Moto riders of motorcycles and quads will compete almost completely unassisted. They will not benefit from the assistance of an accompanying person registered in the race or in Service category, or in Media and more generally of any accredited person (Organisation, bracelets for guests, etc.).
Malle Moto general rules:
Any infringement of the rules will result in Disqualification of the Rider from this category.
Organizer, all competitors, the manufacturers, competitors, passengers, sponsors, officials and FIM will be insured with third party liability insurance in case of damage to third parties during the meeting or during practice.
Despite our efforts to make the Dinaric safe and despite all experience and knowledge of the riders, accidents are always a possibility at events such as cross country 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).
The event, lasting a total of 7 days, will take place on August 21 to 27, 2022.
Bivouac will be open for participants from 12:00 a.m. Aug. 20, 2022. See the location of the bivouac here. Upon arrival, riders can apply for administrative verification and technical check.
The scrutineering starts from Sunday, August 21, 8:00 a.m.
The training and the prologue will be held on Monday, August 22, at a remote location a few kilometers away from the rally camp.
For the next 5 days, competitors will ride 5 different stages (one Marathon stage consists of two days of competition)
Sunday, August 21st
Monday, August 22nd
Tuesday, August 23rd
Wednesday, August 24th
Thursday, August 25th (Marathon stage)
Friday, August 26th (Marathon stage)
Saturday, August 27th
Prior to the start of the event, an administrative control will be organised, in order to check the FIM licences, driving licence, make and model of the motorcycle, and compliance with the category in which it has been entered. During this administrative control, various safety equipment and different information will be distributed to the competitors.
For sound test details please refer to the Technical Regulations
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.
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:
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).
Regular briefings will be held every day, in the evening.
The briefing language is English.
All riders will receive the minutes of the briefing in electronic form.
The minutes of the briefing will be available for inspection at any time in the organizational tent.
The route of the Rally will remain secret until the Road book/GPS are distributed to the competitors.
The official itinerary (Selective and Road Sections) is recorded in the Roadbook / GPS(s) supplied to the competitors. The validation in a chronological order of each Waypoint (WPV, WPM, WPN, WPP, WPS, WPC, DZ, FZ, CP) localised on the road book guarantees the respect of this itinerary by the competitors. Each point will be numbered in chronological order on the road book and in the GPS.
If a competitor wishes to go back to validate a missed waypoint, he/she must not under any circumstances take the Rally Route in the opposite direction.
If the track is a single narrow lane, then any return in the opposite direction of the race is forbidden under penalty of disqualification.
In case of open off-track, for safety reasons and in order not to be going in the opposite direction of the race, the rider will have to deviate from the tracks to return to the previous waypoint, without incurring any penalty.
A WPM is also affected at DZs and FZs of the Speed Control Zone.
All competitors will receive a road book, (paper or electronic) every day, before the briefing. Roadbook will indicate the itinerary. 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 (DZ’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 generated by the Vehicle-to-Vehicle Alert System.
In the first road book the complete list of symbols (check symbols here) will be explained. The road book of each stage will have the description of the stage on its first pages. The list of symbols and the descriptions will be in English.
The Road Book has been designed in order to indicate the road to follow and the main dangers.
The route of the Rally is secret until the Road book/GPS is distributed to the competitors.
Any reconnaissance of the track is forbidden. If this is done, disqualification from the race is possible.
The route of the race was created with a motorbike, quad and SSV vehicles. Distances were measured with ICO Rally Max-G, ICO Rally Max 2, Garmin GPSMAP 66 and Garmin Montana devices.
The information given by the road opener team will be communicated to competitors during the briefings and by bill posting.
The official itinerary of the Rally is described in the road book given to the competitors and must be completely followed. If not the rider will be penalized and may be disqualified from the race.
Dinaric Rally Roadbook is made in accordance with FIM / FIA Cross Country Rallies Rules and Regulations and FIM / FIA Symbols are used.
Check Roadbook Symbols here
It is possible to navigate with:
The type of navigation is determined by the class.
Each class is navigated in a certain way.
In all classes that ride using a roadbook, it implies that riders use a paper roadbook.
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 GPS 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 / gpx track for .gpx tracks of the Rally stages will remain hidden throughout the rally.
Riders in DARE! class, navigating by GPS, are free to also use a Roadbook.
The organizer undertakes that the exact route of the rally will remain secret until roadbook / GPS are delivered to the riders.
Riders are expected to be experienced in the technology they use for navigation.
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, one for each Categories: M1-M6, Q, SSV.
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;
The following three rules apply:
The competitor ranked tenth will choose first and he / she will choose a position among the first ten places;
The competitor ranked ninth will then choose any position among the first ten places (including the occupied one);
The competitor ranked eighth will choose his position and so on until the competitor who achieved the best time in the Qualifying Special Stage.
If several competitors are absent to make this choice, they will be placed in the remaining free places in the reverse order of the classification of the Qualifying Special Stage.
If no Qualifying Special Stage was held (in case of force majeure), starting order and procedures will be decided by the Race Director.
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 no less than 15 minutes after the last motorcycle.
SSVs will start no less than 15 minutes after the last quad.
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.
RALLY FIM starts the first, than RALLY and finally the DARE! category.
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.
The Qualifying Selective Stage is a selective sector used to establish the starting order of the event.
All competitors must* take part in it and the result will count for the classification in the event as well as any penalties relating thereto.
A multiplying factor of 2 will be applied to each time of this Selective Stage.
The length of this stage will be up to 60 km.
The course of the Qualifying Selective Stage will not include any waypoint or speed control.
Strict respect of the course and rules of the Qualifying Selective Stage is imperative. Any infringement will be penalised at the discretion of the Jury on the proposal of the Clerk of the Course.
This track is open to spectators and a larger number of spectators and fans along the track are expected.
*Riding of The Qualifying Selective Stage is compulsory for FIM Rally and Rally classes. For DARE – Dinaric Adventure Rally Experience the Qualifying Special Stage is not compulsory.
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 Road Sections (LS – Liaisons or Connections).
After each Stage, a minimum rest period of four hours is compulsory. The Clerk of the Course may allow a competitor to start the following Stage without proof of the four hours rest, once only, according to the advice of the event Chief Medical Officer (CMO). In this case, the competitor must turn up one hour before his theoretical start.
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(s).
It is forbidden for competitors to ride in the opposite direction of the Selective Sections, under threat of penalty which may result in disqualification from the event.
At the start of a Selective Section, when the motorcycle comes to a stop in front of the starting control, the timekeeper on duty will enter the true starting time of the motorcycle concerned (hour and minute) into the time card of the competitor and then will call out the last 30 seconds, 15 seconds and last five seconds one at a time. After the last five seconds, the starting signal will be given and this must be immediately followed by the 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 at the time indicated on the time card can be delayed by the timekeeper.
A start made before the official has given the signal will be penalised by one minute. This penalisation does not rule out more serious sanctions that may be applied by the Jury, particularly in the case of a repeated 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 tardiness.
The finish of the Selective Section will be a flying finish, with notification panels arranged as follows:
a) yellow chequered panel (start of zone)
b) after about 100 metres, red chequered panels (arrival at speed)
c) at a distance of about 150 to 300 metres, 2 red panels (timepiece and STOP) and a final beige panel “zone exit” with 3 cross bars.
A voluntary stop between the yellow warning panel and the STOP panel is prohibited, under threat of penalty that may result in disqualification from the event. Timing is recorded on the finish line, with printer-type clocking in equipment. 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.
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.
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:
3 (3) hours + Sporting Penalty (SP) + Maximum time of the Selective Section + the value of all waypoints not validated.
The competitor who starts a stage and then leaves the Stage will receive the following penalty (It is not allowed for him to 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.
FIM Rally: To obtain FIM points, a competitor must not have more than one (1) Sporting Penalty (SP). If the competitor has more than 1 SP, this competitor can finish the Rally but will appear in the FIM classification with zero points.
In order to appear on the FIM final classification, a competitor must start the last Selective Section, cross the finishing line and park his motorcycle in the Parc Fermé before the closing deadline.
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.
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:
In the zones defined as Speed Control Zones, the speed of the competitors, in the Road Sections as well as in the Selective Sections, will be limited; the value of this limitation will be indicated in the road book. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the competitor to adapt his speed to the condition on the roads and the traffic.
These zones will be marked in the road book by a box marked “DZ” (start of the zone), a FZ box (end of the zone) and the maximum speed allowed. The absence of indicating signs for speed cannot give cause for protest. The buzzer or alarm signal is not official information to indicate the Speed Control Zone.
All the liaison zones will be considered as “Speed Control Zone”.
In some cases, when the competitors have to reduce their speed significantly, at the crossing of a road for example, a speed control zone (DZ – FZ at 40 km/h) will be defined.
Overtaking is allowed, on condition that the maximum speed authorised in the zone is not exceeded.
Speed controls will be done by means of the GPS (Stella 3 EVO safety and tracking device).
In a Speed Control Zone, if the speed limit is exceeded, audio / visual signal can appear on the Safety and Tracking device to indicate excess speed with a recording of this.
A deceleration area of 90 metres around the start of the zone as well as an acceleration area of 90 metres around the end of the zone will be allowed.
A Speed Infringement (SI) is made when the maximum speed is exceeded once or several times in the same Speed Control Zone.
When speeding, a pulse signal is recorded in the GPS. Each pulse signal (IMP) will be penalised.
The controls will be ordered by the Clerk of the Course or the Jury and executed by a GPS technician in the presence of an official or a rally Judge.
The Jury can disqualify a contestant if repeated speeding is considered to have been intentional.
The entry of a speed control zone recorded in the GPS will be indicated on the road book by a box marked “DZ” and by a safety waypoint (WPS). To validate the entry of Zone “DZ”, the competitor must pass at less than 90 meters (radius around the WPS “DZ”).
90m before this GPS point the competitor will be informed by his GPS Safety device that he is approaching a Speed Control Zone (deceleration).
The 90m situated after the GPS point, is considered as a deceleration zone (zone of tolerance), before entering in the control zone.
The control zone will appear permanently on competitors’ GPS screens, meaning that they can in no way claim not to know either the entrance or exit of the zone. The speed of a competitor will be limited to the maximum speed allowed between the point of entry and exit point of the zone, regardless of the route taken between these two points.
The end of the Speed control zone with a GPS will be indicated on the road book by a box marked “FZ” and by an eclipse waypoint (WPE). Around this point with a radius of 90 meters a zone of tolerance will be set. In this zone, the competitor may accelerate again. The exit point of the speed control zone is a compulsory point of passage. To validate the exit of Zone “FZ”, the competitor must pass at less than 90 metres (radius around the WPE “FZ”).
With different speeds When a speed control zone is made of two successive areas, with two different speed of different values, the maximum speed within a radius of 90 metres of the entering waypoint of the second section will always be the highest speed of the two areas.
In the case of a decreasing speed limit, entering the 90 metres radius of this waypoint will be the start of the deceleration area. In an area made of 2 successive speed control zones, with 2 maximum speeds of different values, the waypoint in-between will warn of the modification of the speed limit.
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.
Definition: The Marathon Stage consists of two days of competition. Each day is considered as a stage.
The marathon track will be ridden on August 25 and 26.
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:
Giving or accepting help from competitors from a different Category is forbidden (e.g. “Rally” category competitors are not allowed to accept or give help to “Rally FIM” competitors).
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:
All the luggage will be transported (to the remote bivouac and back to the rally bivouac) by the organization.
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 130 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:
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.
The first three placed competitors of each category will receive a trophy provided by the organiser.
The Team Manager of the winning competitor of the category must take part in the Prize-Giving Ceremony and will also receive a trophy.
The exact schedule and venue will be defined in the SR.
Advertising on motorcycles and the rider’s clothing is allowed as long as it:
Organizer keeps the right to put stickers on participants vehicles. If a rider refuses this , he/she must pay a double entry fee.
The Dinaric Rally timing system enables:
It is highly recomended to all riders to get used to the functions of the tracking and safety devices that will be used in Dinaric Rally. You can find a video presentation here and .pdf presentaton here
The Dinaric Rally satellite tracking & safety system ( Stella 3 EVO ) enables:
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).
Vehicles must be presented at the start area, one hour before the start of the race; otherwise they will not be given permission to start and the organizer may fill the position with another crew or competitor.
In this case, the crew which did not appear at the start area can be excluded from the race or stage.
Early arrival is allowed only on the last Liaison section at the end of each stage of the race. It is not allowed for the rest of the Liaisons, unless the organizer decides different out of safety reasons.
The penalty for missing a check point (CP) is 30 minutes for each violation.
Selective Section penalties will result from the total time on Selective Section.
Maximum penalty for SS: maximum time of section + 2 hours + CP penalties + TC penalties.
Liaison Stage penalties for motorcycles, QuadS and SSVs are strictly proportional to the delay or early arrival, i.e. 1 minute penalty for every minute late or early arrival.
Maximum Liaison Stage penalty: maximum time + 2 hours + CP penalties
Penalties for exceeding the speed limits will apply as follows:
The Race Director, taking into account the penalties set by the General Regulation Rally Raid or penalties set by the General Regulations of assistance, and after agreement with the Race Stewards may impose penalties that can reach as far as exclusion from the race.
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, accepting the penalties, and he/she can continue to the next Stage.
The time limit(s) may be modified by the organizers at any time upon proposal to the Race Director, especially if the delay has come from a CP or TC before the middle of the race. Meaning the delay in the first TC cannot be over 30 minutes, over 1 hour for the second TC, etc.
SSVs that exceed these times in a Stage, can start the next Stage, with corresponding penalties from the stage that was not completed.
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 and in the GPS route.
Non-hidden/public controls will be clearly marked on the route with the official rally graphic symbols.
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.
Stage terrain signalization will be announced on these web pages shortly before the start of the Rally and will be explained at the briefings.
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.
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.
The following are forbidden, and penalties up to and including disqualification can incur:
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(s) and submit it to the organizer.
Unjustified stopping in the area of the accident will not be rewarded with subtraction of the time spent.
All riders are required to strictly follow these safety rules:
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,.
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 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.
During the entire event, the following will be available to all riders and participants:
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).
On every stage, during the entire stage, all the riders must carry with them a first aid medical kit which includes:
Every day, during entire stage, all the riders must carry with them a minimum portion of supplies including:
Riders themselves are responsible for replenishing depleted supplies during neutralizations or on other occasions.
On every stage, during the entire stage, all the riders must carry with them:
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!
There are two basic accommodation options:
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.
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.
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.
The briefing held by the organiser or his Delegate.
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.
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:
The entrance of the speed control zone and, when possible, marked by a precise reference marker and a waypoint (WPS). In case of discrepancy between the two, the waypoint will be binding.
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.
National Motorcycling Federation.
Organising National Motorcycling Federation.
The end of a speed control zone.
A “Global Positioning System” – a system using satellites to localise precisely longitude, latitude and altitude at any point on earth.
Malle Moto, French for ‘Trunk Motorbike’, is a category in which riders of motorcycles and quads are almost completely unassisted.
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.
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.
This is represented by the passage through each waypoint to be followed compulsorily on pain of penalties.
Overall classification of all categories together.
Zone in which no maintenance, preparation or interventions are possible.
Rally headquarter. Score point of the Rally, coordinating and managing the race.
The time actually used for the course of a Selective Section.
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.
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.
Part of the route, to be done in the allotted time, between two successive time checks.
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.
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.
A time penalty to be added to penalties already incurred by competitors in special cases.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Starting devices for the engine are compulsory.
Exhaust pipes and silencers must fulfil FIM requirements concerning sound control.
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.
All vehicles must have at least 2 efficient brakes (one on each end, front and rear) operated independently and operating concentrically with the wheel.
Motorcycles must be fitted with mudguards.
Radiator covers (shields) must be made of flexible materials only (e.g. plastics).
All vehicles must be fuelled with
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.
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.
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.
The total fuel capacity carried in all tanks is 35 litres maximum.
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.
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 :
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:
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.
The machine can operate on the front wheels only.
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.
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.
All the mountings of the front and rear suspension units, suspension arms and the steering spindle are retained by a safety wire or a splitpen.
For Group H only:
Steering linkages and suspension arms may be modified or replaced. The FIM may require demonstrating that the new parts present equivalent or higher mechanical properties to the original ones.
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.
The front and rear wheels must be covered by mudguards made of flexible materials, covering each wheel over an area of minimum 30 degrees.
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.
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.
The FIM cannot be held liable for any injuries that a rider or passenger may sustain from the use of a specific item of equipment or protective clothing.
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:
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.
Failure to observe the above rules will entail exclusion.
Helmets must conform to one of the recognised international standards:
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:
SSV (Side-by-Side Vehicle) are motor vehicles propelled by a single thermal engine, four wheels, two- or four-wheel driven (designated 4X2 or 4X4), produced in series, (minimum 100 units), equipped with a steering system and a steering wheel, controlled by the rider. The seat of the driver and the passenger are positioned ‘side-by- side’.
SSV’s must be originally designed for 1-, 2- or 4- passengers and fitted with all the equipment required in the international convention on public road circulation. These vehicles must have a circulation insurance and a registration plate approved by the local Institute of Mobility and Transport as a quadricycle, T1, T2, T3, or equivalent entity in the case of vehicles registered abroad.
Original part(s): A part which has undergone all the stages of production foreseen and carried out by the manufacturer of the vehicle concerned, and originally fitted on the production vehicle.
Any tank containing oil or fuel must be situated in the main structure of the vehicle.
The fuel tank must be the original of the vehicle or homologated for competition according to an International Standard for Motorsport Safety.
If the OEM fuel tank is kept, no changes are necessary. If an additional tank is mounted that tank must comply with these regulations.
Number of fuel tanks
Maximum number of fuel tanks: 2
Fuel tanks capacity
Maximum combined capacity of the fuel tanks is 90 litres
Fuel tanks shielding
All vehicles must have shielding (6 mm. minimum thickness for aluminium alloy plate or 3 mm. minimum thickness for steel plate) fitted directly onto the chassis underneath any part of the tank(s) situated less than 200 mm above the plane defined by the lower face of the lowest tubes of the chassis that are situated within the vertical projection of the fuel tank(s).
Fuel tanks housing
The soft tanks must be contained in a leak-proof housing securely attached to the chassis/safety cage, the minimum specifications of which are as follows:
Unless explicitly authorised by the present regulations, the use of the following materials is prohibited unless it corresponds exactly to the material used in the same components of the production vehicle:
The original registration plate must be securely fitted to the rear of the vehicle. It must always be visible and with its own lighting. The sharp edges must be covered to prevent injuries.
Unless otherwise stated, all threaded fasteners must be manufactured from iron-based alloys or aluminium-based alloys.
Only tubular chassis in iron-based alloys are authorised.
The position of the following components must remain unchanged (unless otherwise specified) in relation to the standard vehicle:
The fitting of a safety cage is compulsory. The safety cage must be homologated according to an International Standard for Motorsport Safety with an homologation paper and/or identification plate. The safety cage must comply with FIM OFF-ROAD ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL REGULATION.
Around safety cage
Inside the cockpit, the passage of the following elements between the side members of the body panel and the safety cage are forbidden:
Safety cage protect padding
All tubes of the cage and all roof reinforcements must be fitted with paddings approved for competition. Each padding must be fixed in such a way that it is not moveable from the tube and must be located everywhere the helmet can touch the cage.
The occupants’ seats must be shielded by a protective panel, positioned directly behind the driver and passenger’s seats. The protective panel must be rigidly fixed by welding or by bolts to the main roll-bar of the safety cage. This protective panel must withstand fire, made from steel or an aluminium alloy (minimum thickness 2 mm. This portion must cover the whole height and the whole width of the safety cage. Holes are permitted only to put safety equipment’s (harnesses).
All the occupants’ seats must be homologated according to an International Standard for Motorsport Safety.
Each seat must be attached to the chassis via at least 4 supports, 2 at the front and 2 at the rear of the seat.
It is compulsory to use seat harnesses homologated according to an International Standard for Motorsport Safety for each occupant.
It is not allowed to mix parts of harnesses. Only complete sets, of proprietary manufacture, may be used.
The harnesses must be replaced after every severe collision, and whenever the webbing is cut, frayed or weakened due to the actions of chemicals or sunlight.
Elastic devices attached to the shoulder straps are forbidden.
Any harness which does not function perfectly must be replaced.
A safety harness must be used in its homologation configuration without any modifications or removal of parts, and in conformity with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Seat harnesses anchored pointsIt is prohibited for the safety harnesses to be anchored to the seats or their supports. The anchorage points of the series vehicle can be used.
Seat harnesses releaseTwo belt cutters must always be carried on board (identified with a sign). They must be easily accessible for the driver and co-driver when seated with their harnesses fastened.
The vehicle must be fitted with its original body panel. The only modification allowed are the one requested by this regulation, when safety items are added for example.
A protective shield, installed on the top of the safety cage is compulsory, minimum thickness shall be of minimum 2 mm if it is made of steel or aluminium alloy.
A protective panel must be installed in front of the occupants’ feet, on both sides of the SSV. This protection panel must be made of steel or aluminium with a minimum thickness of 2 mm. This panel must be attached to the chassis’ tubes of the chassis.
All parts of the body panel must be carefully and fully finished, with no temporary or makeshift parts and no sharp edges.
No mechanical component may be visible from above with the exception of shock absorbers, suspension arms, transversal driveshaft’s, radiators, fans, wheels and spare wheels, including their anchorage points and attachments.
All parts having an aerodynamic influence and all parts of the body panel must be secured rigid to the completely sprung part of the vehicle (chassis/body unit); they must not have any degree of freedom, must be securely fixed and must remain immobile in relation to this part when the vehicle is in motion, with exception of the driver’s and/or co-driver’s ventilation sliders / scoops.
The maximum overall length is 4550 mm without spare wheels.
The maximum width the vehicle with of the body panel is 2600 mm without rear view mirrors and/or spare wheels.
A windscreen is optional. If a windscreen is installed, it must be made of nonbreakable, shatterproof materials.
Interior safetyThe cockpit must be designed to ensure the comfort and safety of driver and possible codrivers. No part may present sharp edges or points. No mechanical part may protrude into the interior of the cockpit. Any equipment that could involve a risk must be protected or insulated and must not be situated in the cockpit. The cars must have lateral openings allowing the exit of the driver / co-driver.
Inspection hatchesInspection hatches are authorised in the bulkheads of the cockpit.
BulkheadA leakproof and flameproof bulkhead made of steel or aluminium alloy (minimum thickness 2 mm) or in composite material (minimum thickness 5 mm) is compulsory behind the seats and must be fully in contact with the main rollbar of the safety cage.
Protection netsVehicles without side windows must be fitted with lateral protection nets attached to the main rollbar and doors using a quick release system or an articulated window rim. The use of “clip” fixings is recommended. The fixings of the net on the upper part must not be removable without the use of tools. These nets must have the following characteristics:
The complete transmission (except otherwise specified) of the standard vehicle must be kept without modification.
A modification is only allowed, in order to de-activate the active systems if necessary.
All the parts must be available, as spare parts, through the Manufacturer’s commercial network.
Transmission shaftTransmission shafts are free but must be made of steel. In addition, they must be solid and in one piece and the joints must come from a series vehicle.
The transmission tunnelThe installation of a transmission tunnel is mandatory if the transmission shaft is located inside the cockpit and can be modified with the following conditions:
Pedal boxIdentical to the standard vehicle but the axis of the pedal box must be situated behind or directly above the axis of the front wheels.
GearboxModification authorised on the gearbox / differential housing is allowed only to install an additional lubrication system.
CVT sytemIdentical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised. The belt is free provided that it is available as a spare part (reinforced or not) through the Manufacturer’s commercial network. A system for cooling the belt by air is authorised.
Manual or semi automatic or automatic operation controlIdentical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.
Gearshift controlGear shift type is free.
Cut-off sensor for gear commandIdentical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.
LubricationAn additional lubrication and oil cooling device is allowed (circulation pump, radiator and air intakes)
ClutchFree, but principle and diameter must remain identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.
Control systemHydraulic or mechanic or other. Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised. The clutch stop (clutch release bearing) is free.
Master-cylinder and tankMaster cylinder and hydraulic oil reservoir are free.
Supports for Gearbox / CVT / DifferentialsSupports are free
No Minimum weight
The maximum cylinder capacity is set at 1200 CC for normally aspirated engines and for supercharged engines. The engine of the standard vehicle must be kept as original without modifications.
Positions and inclination of the engineIdentical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.
GasketsAll gaskets are free.
Cylinderhead gasket Identical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.
IgnitionThe make and type of the spark plugs and leads are free. The use of ceramics for spark plugs is authorised.
Fuel injection system
Air intake system
Supercharging systemIdentical to the standard vehicle (as homologated for public road)
Pressure regulation valve (waste gate) / System for injecting air into the exhaust manifoldThese parts must remain identical as fitted on to the standard vehicle / no modifications authorised.
Exhaust lineThe silencer(s) exit(s) must be horizontal and situated within the perimeter of the vehicle defined by the chassis, body panels, roll cage and mud flap brackets.
Heat shielding of the exhaust systemHeat shielding elements on the exhaust system or on components in close proximity to the exhaust system are authorised, but must be removable.
Cooling systemThe original water pump must be retained.
Coolant radiatorThe position of the coolant radiator is free but forbidden in the cockpit. The fans and their position are free, as are their electric looms.
Coolant linesThe expansion chambers are free, provided that the capacity of the new chambers does not exceed 2 litres and that they are not located in the cockpit.
Lubrication systemRadiator, oil/water exchanger, lines, thermostat, filter and pump strainers are free.
Oil sumpIdentical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.
Exchanger (intercooler) of the supercharging system
AccessoriesExcept for the components mentioned in Art. 91.17 Lubrication System, the following accessories must derive from a homologated vehicle engine or from a commercial catalogue and be available for sale to the public:
Wiring loom & FusesAll wiring loom (using appropriate size and diameter) and fuses are free.
Circuit breakersCircuit breakers may be freely changed vis-à-vis regarding their use, position, or number in the case of additional accessories. The general circuit breaker must be a spark-proof model and must cut all electrical circuits, battery, alternator or dynamo, lights, horns, ignition, electrical controls, etc. and must also stop the engine.
Data acquisition systemA competitor data recording system is authorised, but only the following sensors are allowed:
SensorsAny radar system, vehicle speed measurement system (except pulse ring on the gearbox), gyroscope, load sensor (except sensor for engine ignition and/or injection cut-off) or restraining gauge is forbidden.
Transmission of dataThe transmission of data by WI-FI, radio and/or telemetry is prohibited
Suspension typeIt is forbidden to use active suspension (any system which allows control of flexibility, damping, height and/or attitude of the suspension when the vehicle is in motion).
Wishbones/suspension armsSuspension triangle arms are free, but must remain interchangeable with those of the standard vehicle and must be manufactured in steel. No modifications to their respective mounting points on the chassis are permitted.
Joints (wishbones/links and suspension parts)Rubber, ball joint, plain bearing, bearings (ball, roller, needle) : free
Hubcarriers/wheel bearings/wheel hubsIdentical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.
Connection the hubcarrier and the wishboneIdentical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.
Springs and shock absorbersOnly one shock absorber per wheel is authorised. Shock absorbers are free but their mounting points to the chassis must remain identical as on the reference vehicle.
SpringsA coil spring may be replaced with two or more springs of the same type, concentric or in series, provided that they can be fitted without any modifications other than those specified in this article.
Antiroll bars / fixingsFree, but only one antiroll bar per axle is permitted.
The fitting of air extractors on the wheels is prohibited.
RimsThe diameter of the wheel rim is set at a maximum of 15’’.
TyresThe tires must be off-road type with a maximum diameter of 770 mm (complete wheel) measured at 1,2 [bar] and dismounted from the vehicle.
FixationA bolted “Beadlock” device is allowed.
System for inflating / deflating the tyresThe use of any system for inflating / deflating the tyres when the vehicle is in motion is forbidden.
Control systemThe pedal must normally control all the wheels and it is activated and controlled only by the driver. It includes at least two independent circuits operated by the same pedal (between the brake pedal and the callipers, the two circuits must be separately identifiable, without any interconnection other than the mechanical braking force balancing device).
Brake disksAll the wheels must have a brake disk. The discs must come from a series vehicle or from a catalogue of competition parts. Their maximum diameter is set at 290 mm.
CallipersThe callipers must come from a series vehicle or from a catalogue of competition parts with a maximum of 4 pistons. Mounting spacers for brake callipers is free
Master-cylinders and tanksFree
Pedal boxOriginal / No modification allowed
GeneralThe link between the driver and the wheels must be mechanical and continuous.
Steering wheelThe steering wheel may be removable from the steering column through a quick release mechanism. This mechanism must consist of a flange concentric to the steering wheel axis, coloured yellow and installed on the steering column behind the steering wheel.
Steering mechanismIdentical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.
Steering mechanism positionIdentical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.
Steering rods / Steering jointsFree but must be interchangeable (without modification) with those of the standard vehicle.
Steering columnFree but if the reference vehicle is must be fitted with an unmodified OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) energy absorbing device, it must be kept (without modification).
Support / steering columnFree.
Power steeringIdentical to the standard vehicle / no modification authorised.
Oil coolingOil radiators, as well as a system for circulating the oil without generating pressure, are authorised.
GeneralAll 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
Permitted fire extinguisherAFFF, FX G-TEC, Viro3, powder or any other fire extinguisher homologated.
PressureAll extinguishers must be pressurised according in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions except for powder extinguishers with a pressure of 8 [bar] minimum and 13.5 [bar] maximum.
LocationAt 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.
FixationIt must be secured by a minimum of 2 screw-locked metallic straps and the securing system must be able to withstand a deceleration of 25 g.
PipesPlastic pipes are prohibited and metal pipes are mandatory (unless specified otherwise).
TriggeringThe means of triggering must be marked with a letter “E” in red inside a white circle of at least 10 cm diameter with a red edge.
NozzleThe injector nozzles shall be free of sharp, sharp contact and its nozzles shall not be facing towards the occupants.
Safety pinThe extinguisher safety pin must be removed before starting for the selective sectors, easily visible and marked with a red tape of 20x200mm. This procedure will always be checked by the stewards at the start as well as at any other time during the qualifying sections. Failure to comply with this safety procedure will result in penalties to be set by the jury.
GeneralThe lighting equipment must be approved according to the ECE R38 road standard (or an equivalent or stricter standard from another country).
Additional lightsTwo additional headlights may be fitted, provided that they are not situated more than 250 mm above the base of the windscreen.
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.