23/08/2017


REGULATIONS 2017

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1. GENERAL

1.1 Kind of event

Rallye-raid-event over several days with an overall result accumulated by the results of the various race stages (one or more rounds).

1.2 Assumption of participation

Drivers/Teams of all nationalities with or without sports drivers-license are allowed to take part in the event. The drivers must hold a drivers license in accordance with the class of the vehicle they want to start with. All vehicles have to be licensed to drive on public roads and must be insured. In the case of events in closed areas (without using or crossing of public roads), road registration is not necessary if liability insurance cover for example by a motorsport insurance can be proven for all possible hazards arising from the vehicle outside the special stages. The proof must be provided by the participant.

1.3 Language of the event

The languages of the event are Englisch, Tschechisch and German. All publications will be made in English 

1.4 Status of the event

The event is a run of the GORM (Open German Rally Raid Championship). It has no ranking status within FIA-, FIM-, DM-, EM-, WM- or other championships.

1.5 Number of participants and classification

All drivers/teams that have registered in time are permitted to start independent from the overall number of participants. The refusal of late-registrators is subject to the decision of the organiser. The requirement for a ranking in an individual class is the participation of at least three vehicles per class. Are there less than three vehicles registered in a class, classes may be combined for consolidated ranking.

1.6 Registration

The registration of drivers/teams is working by filling in the online-registration-form only. The deadline for the end of registration as well as the registration-fees are to be found in the rally-tender at www.baja-bohemia.com. In case of cancellation by the participant the registration-fee will be not refunded. This is not valid if the event will be canceled or the participant becomes ill (proof by a doctor). The registration is valid when the registration-form and the registration-fee have arrived. This will be confirmed in writing. Nachnennungen zu erhφhtem Nenngeld sind bis zum Zeitpunkt der Papierabnahme mφglich. The registration fee is inclusive of the stand charge in the paddock for a transport vehicle with trailer, the competition vehicle and two accompanying vehicles with caravan or two mobile homes. It includes the provision of rescue services, salvage and catering.

Participants of less than 18 years of age need a written formless permission signed by their legal guardian.

1.7 Disclaimer

All participants declare with a special note in the online-formular that they will absolve the organizer and his staff, any authorities, companies or individuals, which supply routes or approve these, from all claims for indemnity resulting from damages and accidents in connection with the event. This renounce does not apply in cases of intent and gross negligence and for property and/or personal insurances. Each participant has the possibility to omit single stages or parts of these and accepts that the participation is on his own risk.

1.8 Liability of the participants

The participants and vehicle-owners respectively their vehicle-insurance-companies are liable for eventually caused damages. Excepted from this liability are damages caused to the vehicles of other participants during race stages except an intention can be proven.

1.9 General rules of conduct

All written and verbal informations and orders of the organisation-staff respectivly of the organiser and his representatives have to be followed categorical. This is valid for the complete duration inside the race area as well as in the paddock.

Driving in the competition area is permitted only at the specified times and only for the competition vehicles. Service vehicles may only be used to drive in the race area with the express permission of the race director and only for technical assistance. Service vehicles must in all cases have a road registration and a valid liability insurance. Drivers of the service vehicles must be in possession of a valid driving license for the respective vehicle. Driving with the service vehicles must be slow and careful and should not affect the racing situation.

Following violations will be punished by time penalties or fines or disqualification from the ranking:

  1. Non-observance of the time for technical scrutineering and registration
  2. Driving on racetrack without a permission of the ORGA
  3. Offense 2. by team members or other person of the team
  4. Endangerment of inhabitants, participants or rally-staff outside the competition route by reckless driving or inadequate speed
  5. Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs
  6. Non-participation in announced driver's briefing
  7. Non-compliance of directives given by the ORGA (Organization, rally-staff)
  8. Non-compliance of environmental sanctions (see point 4)

1.10 Advertisement and starting-Numbers

The advertisement of the event-sponsors supplied by the organizer has to be attached free of charge to all vehicles in accordance with the sticker-plan. The stickers have to be attached durable and clearly visible. In addition in the respective classes the following spaces have to be reserved for starting numbers: E1, E2, E3, Q1, Q2, T3 right, left and front 20 x 20 cm each; CS, T1, T2, T4.1, T4.2 right and left 40Χ40 cm each and on windscreen and rear-bumper 12 x 12 cm. Non-compliance with the advertisement rules can cause the disqualification from ranking.

The release from the mandatory advertisement (not starting-number placards) is possible against payment of a lump sum after consultation.

1.11 Driver and vehicles

Driver and co-driver (max. 2) are allowed to alternate in driving the vehicle, if they hold a driving license. Vehicles for which a co-pilot has been named may also participate in the race without the co-pilot. Exchange of the vehicle is not allowed during the complete duration of the event.

2. EXECUTION, TIME PENALTIES, OVERALL RESULT EXECUTION, TIME-PENALTIES, OVERALL-RESULT

2.1 Execution of the special stages

2.1.1 General

The special stages can be driven as distance-race, as a circuit-race with one or several laps or as hour-races. Individual, group or mass starts are possible depending on the type of special stage. The first special stage, or a prolog, is started in the order of the start numbers. 

The track can be marked. In this case GPS device and Tripmaster are not necessary. Will be driven in exceptional case by roadbook (GPS and tripmaster necessary), we will informe about in the announcement. There will be checkpoints at the routes. Stopping e.g. for stamping is planned only in exceptional cases and will be announced accordingly and indicated.

2.1.2 Start and timekeeping of special stages

Each vehicle starts according to its predefined start time. This applies analogously to the whole start group in case of group starts. If a pre-start area and a pre-start time are defined, this is published on the notice board. The target transit time is displayed, recorded and can be entered into previously issued boarding cards.

2.2 Time penalties

  • Leaving the prescribed rally-track (abbreviation) according to the obtained advantage - 10 min - 1h, at the discretion of the race management
  • For each commenced minute late start or too late at the pre-start - 10 min
  • CP omitted      - 1h
  • stage finish not reached      - max. time * + 1h
  • assistance by ORGA or Service     - max. time * + 1h
  • Nonstart / not permitted to start      - max. time * + 2h

* … driving time of the slowest participant

2.3 Results

All race times and penalty times will be added to an interim result after each competition day and to the total result in the individual classes after the last stage. Based on this, if route guidance is the same, an overall ranking of all participants is also drawn up.

To get an overall result and to be listed in the result lists with a total time, the vehicle must complete at least one special stage and must start into the last stage on its own.

2.4  Safety instructions

2.4.1  breakdown or accident

In case of a vehicle breakdown or accident following participants have to be warned. This is particularly true in the dark. The driver has to remain at his vehicle until the ORGA has made further arrangements. 

The oncoming participant is obligated to pass on informations about accidents, technical breakdowns and other cases of emergency to the ORGA at the next CP or at the finish. 

2.4.2  Assistance

Assistance between participants is permitted. In cases of emergency, especially in medical emergencies help is mandatory. For medical help time-credits may be given on demand by the sport court.

2.4.3  Kontrollen (DK/CP/ZK)

If control zones such as the CP, start and finish area or timekeeping area are marked with appropriate signs, there is an overtake ban and a speed limit of 30 km/h between the start of the zone (yellow sign) and its end. If there is additional a red sign, the vehicle must stop at this sign.

3. CLASSIFICATION, PERMISSIBLE TECHNICAL CHANGES, SAFETY REQUIREMENTS, OBLIGATORY EQUIPMENT

3.1  Classification and Requirements

3.1.1    E1 / Enduro (1-cylinder)

  • without spezial technical requirements
  • safety requirements acc. to 3.3:   – 2;3;5
  • safety recommendation acc. to 3.3:   – 4

3.1.2    E2 / Enduro (2-cylinder)

  • without spezial technical requirements
  • safety requirements acc. to 3.3:   – 2;3;5
  • safety recommendation acc. to 3.3:   – 4

3.1.3    E3 / Enduro with sidecar  

  • without spezial technical requirements
  • safety requirements acc. to 3.3:   – 2;3;5
  • safety recommendation acc. to 3.3:   – 4

3.1.4    Q1 / ATV (4Χ4)    

  • without spezial technical requirements
  • safety requirements acc. to 3.3:   – 2;3;5
  • safety recommendation acc. to 3.3:   – 4
  • obligatory & emergency equipment acc. to 3.4:  – 2

3.1.5    Q2 / Quad (2Χ4)

  • without spezial technical requirements
  • safety requirements acc. to 3.3:   – 2;3;5
  • safety recommendation acc. to 3.3:   – 4
  • obligatory & emergency equipment acc. to 3.4:  – 2

3.1.6    T3 / Buggies/UTV (2Χ4 und 4Χ4) - max. empty weight: 999 kg

  • without spezial technical requirements
  • safety requirements acc. to 3.3:   – 1;3;6;8;11;12;17; 21; 23;24;25
  • safety recommendation acc. to 3.3:   – 4;9;16
  • obligatory & emergency equipment acc. to 3.4:  – 1;2

3.1.7    CS / 4x4 Cars (standard cars) min. 5.000 pieces produced / empty weight: 1.000 - 3.499 kg / max. wide: 210 cm

  • spezial technical requirements acc. to 3.2:  – 1;2;8;9;13;14;16;17;18
  • safety requirements acc. to 3.3:   – 1;3;6;7;10;13;18;21;24;25
  • safety recommendation acc. to 3.3:   – 4;8;9;11;14;15;19
  • obligatory & emergency equipment acc. to 3.4:  – 1;2

3.1.8  T2 / 4x4 Cars (production cars) min. 5.000 pieces produced / empty weight: 1.000 - 3.499 kg / max. wide: 210 cm

  • spezial technical requirements acc. to 3.2:  – 1;2;3;4;5;6;8;9;10;12;13;14;15;16;17;18;19
  • safety requirements acc. to 3.3:   – 1;3;6;8;11;14;18;21;22;24;25
  • safety recommendation acc. to 3.3:   – 4;9;14;15;16;19
  • obligatory & emergency equipment acc. to 3.4:  – 1;2

3.1.9    T1 / 4x4 Cars (prototypes) + 2x4 Buggies / empty weight: 1.000 - 3.499 kg / max. wide: 230 cm

  • spezial technical requirements acc. to 3.2:  – 1;2;3;4;5;6;7;8;9;10;11;12;13;14;15;16;17;18;19;20;21;22;23;24
  • safety requirements acc. to 3.3:   – 1;3;6;9;11;15;18; 21;22;24;25
  • safety recommendation acc. to 3.3:   – 4;16;19
  • obligatory & emergency equipment acc. to 3.4:  – 1;2

3.1.10   T4.1 / Trucks up to 7.499 kg empty weight / min. empty weight: 3.500 kg / max. wide: 250 cm

  • without spezial technical requirements
  • safety requirements acc. to 3.3:   – 1;3;6;8;11;12;18;20;21;24;25
  • safety recommendation acc. to 3.3:   – 4;9;16;19
  • obligatory & emergency equipment acc. to 3.4:  – 1;2

3.1.11   T4.2 / Trucks from 7.500 kg empty weight / max. wide: 250 cm

  • without spezial technical requirements
  • safety requirements acc. to 3.3:   – 1;3;6;8;11;12;18;20;21;24;25
  • safety recommendation acc. to 3.3:   – 4;9;16;19
  • obligatory & emergency equipment acc. to 3.4:  – 1;2

 3.2  Allowed technical alterations

  1. modified shocks in series dimensions, at unchanged fixing points
  2. modified springs, with unchanged spring mounting points
  3. special shocks, or shocks with outside oil reservoir at original mounting points
  4. double shock absorber systems, first shock absorber at original mounting points, second not larger as the first
  5. reinforcement of the original mounting points of the shocks without altering their position
  6. reinforcement of the original spring retainers without changing their position
  7. changed spring retainer and shock absorber fixing (increase spring travel)
  8. wheel Spacers with EC type approval or entered in the vehicle license
  9. changed tire/rim size, road legal (acc. to ETRO standard), entered in the vehicle license or certificate for this special car
  10. changed tire/rim size, road legal (acc. to ETRO standard)
  11. special competition tires
  12. replacement of rear side windows and / or rear window by other materials
  13. removal of the sky and carpet, removal of interior linings from the B-pillar backwards, removal of the rear seats
  14. replacement of steering wheel
  15. modified front bumper, modified rear bumper, at unchanged fixing points
  16. switching off airbag, ABS, ESP or comparable systems
  17. changed engine and / or gearbox (both at least 500 times as standard delivered in this vehicle model)
  18. improved engine-performance
  19. installation of additional tanks
  20. body-parts in serial dimensions made of GRP, carbon or other special materials
  21. modified body work / special components
  22. special construction (axles, suspension, brakes, gearboxes, additional aggregates, etc.), individual productions (lattice frame or similar)
  23. Macrolon window panes
  24. tire-pressure regulation installations

All not described alterations are not allowed. In case of doubt contact organizer in advance

3.3  Safety requirements and recommendations

  1. obligation of wearing helmets during competition
  2. obligation of wearing helmets in general
  3. helmets according to ECE-norm
  4. helmets according to FIA-standard
  5. Enduro-specific protectors for chest, shoulder and back, gloves and boots
  6. obligation of applying safety belts in general
  7. 3-point harnesses-belt
  8. 4-point harness-belt
  9. 5- or 6-point harness-belt
  10. seat with head-rest
  11. bucket seats
  12. vehicle-specific roll cage (minimum requirement: 4-point, roof cross)
  13. 4-point roll cage (minimum requirement: roll bar on A- and B-pillars, connected along the roof frame, H-bar in the main bracket, roof diagonal bar)
  14. 4-point roll cage (minimum requirement: roll bar on A- and B-pillars, connected along the roof frame, H-bar in the main bracket, roof cross, flank protection)
  15. 6-point roll cage (minimum requirement: roll bar on A- and B-pillars, connected along the roof frame, rear support bars, cross in the main bracket, roof cross, flank protection)
  16. roll cage as welded safety cell
  17. one fire-extinguisher in the interior (min 2Kg)
  18. two fire-extinguisher in the interior (min 2Kg)
  19. FIA-homologized fire-extinguishing system + one fire-extinguisher in the interior (min 2Kg)
  20. additional safeguard against unintentional tilting of tiltable drivers-cabins
  21. adequate wheel-covers (wings) and mud-flaps at the rear-axle (wide: min. as the tire, length: min. down to the wheel middle)
  22. FIA-homologized drivers-clothing according to point 3.5.2
  23. FIA-homologized drivers-clothing
  24. emergency switch off for electric system and engine (for diesel vehicles if necessary mechanically) marked by a „Lightning“-sign
  25. towing eyes/hooks front and rear, marked with red arrowHelmpflicht im Wettbewerb

3.4  Obligatory- and emergency equipment 

  1. towing rope corresponding to the vehicle weight including fastening material (min. length: 9 m)
  2. medical emergency equipment

3.5  General safety requirenments 

3.5.1  Fuel tanks

If fuel tanks installed in the vehicle interior of the classes CS, CM, CP or TL, an impermeable and non-flammable partition must be installed to separate the tank from the actual passenger compartment. This is not valid, if FIA-homologated safety tanks are used, provided that all of the elements (the filler neck, fuel lines and air valve) are matching with this homologation. In doubt, the driver/team must prove it at scrutineering.

3.5.2  Driver clothes

In the vehicle category T3 flame-resistant driver clothing with FIA-homologation is required. The same applies to the vehicles described in 3.5.1, if the stated rules for example for pickups or convertible models can not be met.

3.5.3  Vehicle batteries

The battery poles must be protected always and in all classes with appropriate cover. If the vehicle battery is installed in the interior, it must be done in a liquid-tight, acid and impact-resistant container of plastic or other non-conductive material with appropriately secure fixings.

3.5.4  Vehicle interior

Transportation of fuel canisters or other containers with fuel is not permitted.

All in the interior carried items such as spare wheels, tools, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, etc. should be fastened with sufficiently dimensioned brackets so that they can move under no circumstances (accident, rollover).

3.5.5  Fire extinguisher in case of accident / rollover

If driver / co-driver leave the vehicle after an accident or rollover, the on-board fire extinguisher should be taken by them.

3.5.6  Additional lights

Only auxiliary headlights with permission for legal road use (fog or long-distance lights) may be used in the front. Additional headlights are to be installed in pairs. In classes Q1 and Q2 so-called "light bars" may also be used individually. Proof of the admission to legal road use is to be provided by the participant in case of doubt

4. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

It has to be monitored that in extreme situations (roll-over) no fuel or oil can leak out. The fuel-tanks and the oil sump have to be protected against external damages (Underride guard). Filler-caps have to be replaced eventually by srew-on caps.

Vehicle repair may only take place at the designated areas. Doing so the vehicle has to be placed on a large scale, fuel resistant component (tarpaulin). Accumulating harmful substances have to be collected and have to be disposed of at the technical service.

Non-compliance of the environmental specifications may have the consequence of disqualification from the event.

5. REGITRATION, TECHN. SCRUTINEERING

5.1 Generally

The registration of the teams and the presentation of the vehicles to the techn. scrutineering is compulsory and must be carried out at the specified time. The checking staff staff must get unimpeded access to the vehicles. 

5.2 Document-Check

Before the race starts, start-numbers, the event-advertisement and the actual informations of the ORGA will be handed out to all drivers/teams. In this moment all drivers have to present their valid drivers-license unrequested. Co-drivers under 18 years of age present the formles permission by their legal guards. Beyond that each vehicle owner or his representative have to present the proof of a valid vehicle insurance on demand of the race director.

There is the possibility of completing a motor sport insurance for the duration of the event.

5.3 Technical Scrutineering

At the scrutineering it will be checked wether the respective vehicle has been registered in the proper class in accordance with the technical requirements. Besides that the comliance with the safety- and environment protection rules will be checked. The placing of the start-number and the mandatory advertisement will be checked.

During the scrutineering all teams have the chance to examine the vehicles of the competitors. On demand insight into the engine compartment has to be allowed.

6. PROTESTS

6.1 Generally

Protests have to be filed as a basic principle in writing at the race-director. Each protest may contain only one complaint and may be filed only by one team.

6.2 Admission of Protest

Only participants registered for the event have the right to protest.

6.3 Costs of Protest

For protests in technical matters and against the classification the amount of 250 € have to be attached. For protests against the ranking there will be no charge. In case the protest is successful the charge will be refunded. In case the protest is lost, the protesting party has to pay the charge to the organizer and is responsible for all additional costs arising from that action.

6.4 Forms of Protest

6.4.1 Protests against classification and in technical matters

Protest against the classification of a vehicle have to be filed in writing until latest 15 min. after end of scrutineering at the race director. After expiry of this deadline a protest against the classification may only be filed in well-founded exceptional cases.

Before the begin of any eventual dismountings the amount for doing so, which will be decided by the race director, has to be deposited by the protesting team. In case the protest is qualified the costs will be refunded.

6.4.2 Protests against time measurement

Protests against time measurement or because of faulty stamps in the time-card have to be filed latest until 15 min after the end of the special stage.

6.4.3 Protests against ranking

Protests against ranking, time-penalties or the daily or overall-result (eventually calculation- or transscription errors) have to be filed until latest 30 min after the results have been posted.

6.5 Deadlines of protest

After elapse of the respective deadline no more protests are admissible.

6.6  Protest decisions

All protests will be decided by the court of arbitration consisting out of the race director and at least 2 members of the ORGA.

6.7 Appeal

Against a spoken out decision no appeal can be filed.

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