Maple Garage Beaver Rally 2017 Final Instructions
Thank you for your entry, which we confirm has been accepted. Your start number is shown on the entry list, and your start time from MTC 1 will be 21:30 hours plus your start number in minutes.
- START PROCEDURE
- The sound test is at 107/20703575. Approach from the West at 18:30 hours plus your start number. The noise test will NOT open until 18:30. The Environmental Scrutineer will provide you with a scrutineering sheet and damage declaration at the sound test.
- After successfully passing the sound test, proceed to Maple Garage, Sproatley at 107/20353500 for petrol, scrutineering and documentation. Please follow the diagram at the end of this document and any marshals' instructions. You will require your Scrutineering sheet and damage declaration, and your MOT certificate if applicable.
- Upon obtaining the Scrutineers' approval, please park on the forecourt and proceed to documentation in the showroom of Maple Garage, takking with you the following:
- Completed Scrutineering card
- Competition licences for both driver and navigator (or application forms)
- Valid club membership cards
- After signing on, you will be issued with your rally pack. (Rally Plates will be in your pack.) All competitors must be signed on by 20:45. Any competitor not signed on by this time may be excluded. There will be a competitors' briefing at 21:00.
- If anyone requires their competition licence signing, please leave it at signing on, accompanied by a stamped addressed envelope or alternatively you can get this signed at the finish once the results have been declared final.
- Please ensure you sign any championship registration forms as you sign on.
- COMPETITORS ARE REMINDED OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Cars competing in rallies other than special stage rallies may not carry a radio-transmitting device (R 7.2.3). Mobile phones may be carried for use in an emergency only.
- Spill kits are required to be carried as Special Tests on private land are to be used.
- In standard and regularity sections, you must stop before entering any road protected by a give way sign or any junction designated in the route instructions. In neutral or transport sections, the RLO approval has been given for you to treat these junctions in accordance with the Highway Code.
Please refer to the regulations for the types of controls used on the event.
Competitors are reminded that the onus of ensuring that they receive the correct time rests with them (R 11.1.4 refers). This means you should ensure that marshals write the time on your card VERY CLEARLY AND LEGIBLY. The results team interpretation might be different to yours!
- ROUTE CHECKS
Route checks will be in the form of car registration plates with not more than 5 black numbers or 5 black letters or a combination of both upto a maximum of 7, which are to be written on your time cards. The time cards will indicate how many route checks there are on each section. A maximum of 2 wrong characters will be allowed without penalty providing it resembles the original code.
- QUIET ZONES
All neutral and regularity sections from the last Intermediate control will be designated a Quiet Zone. These will have a QUIET board at the start of the zone and an OK board at the end. The organisers may also place a quiet zone in a competitive section if deemed necessary to maintain public relations. Some particular PR sensitive areas will require you to be extra quiet and may be manned by a Driving Standards Observer and have a DSO board situated with the Quiet Board.
You are reminded that the police may observe the event and may use speed guns. PLEASE TAKE NOTE. Last year we had no convictions and I would like to keep it that way for future years.
- PUBLIC RELATIONS
During the course of our public relations work the following points have been raised numerous times:
- Damage to crops/hedges without notification: damage is caused to crops by cars leaving the road and travelling across what might seem to be ploughed fields. Any competitor found to be travelling across agricultural land by a marshal, judge of fact or an official and not notifying the organisers will be excluded from the event.
- Competitor attitude: for example not dipping headlights, not making room for other road users, making excessive noise, not reporting damage, etc.
- PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
The presentation of the awards will be held after the event at the finish venue assuming the results have been declared final.
Competitors bringing their cars to the event on trailers will be able to leave the trailers and tow cars at start venue at Maple Garage. As space is limited, please let us know if you intend to bring a trailer. Thank you.
The petrol halt also accepts the usual methods of payment.
- AMENDMENTS to ASRs
The MSA have issued authorisation to use the public highway under event number 27842JY22/23 and this will be displayed on the Notice Board
- REGULARITY SECTIONS
There will be Regularity Sections with Intermediate Regularity Time Controls (IRTC) timed to less than one minute, followed by a Regularity Time Controls (RTC) timed to the minute.
- SPECIAL TESTS
There will be ten special tests on private land timed to the second. The MSA has approved the layout and diagrams to be issued for each of these Tests.
For those with Internet access, the results will be posted on our web site during the event, starting after the first petrol halt. Our web address is www.bdmc.org.uk. Results will also be available to competitors at two MTC locations during the night, and at the end of the event.
- CHANGES TO OFFICIALS
Club Stewards - Delete Richard Hemingway (look on the Entry List to see why) and replace with Graham Gardner
The organisers trust that you will have an enjoyable night's sport and wish you all GOOD LUCK. Should you require any further details, please do not hesitate to contact us.