4 x 4 Exporter Galway Summer Rally GALWAY Summer Rally 2015 Supplementary Regulations 1.
The Galway Summer Rally is promoted by Co Galway Motor Club and will be held on Sunday the 30 th of August 2015. The Competition will be held under the International Sporting Code of the F.I.A, the General Competition Rules of Motorsport Ireland and Appendices 25, 29, 29.1 and 31 of the Motorsport Ireland Year book and these supplementary Regulations. All Competitors who forward completed Entry Forms agree to be bound by these rules. Amendments to these Supplementary Regulations will be issued by numbered bulletins. All competitors who submit completed entry forms agree to be bound by these regulations. 2.
2.1 The Galway Summer Rally is promoted by Co Galway Motor Club These regulations have been submitted to, and approved by Motorsport Ireland who has issued Permit No: 15/130 for the holding of the competition. Championships for which the rally counts: 2015 Triton Showers National Rally Championship, Top Part West Coast Rally Championship and Sligo Pallets Border Championship 2.2 Officials: Motorsport Ireland Stewards Galway M.C. Steward Motorsport Ireland Safety Officer Clerk of the Course Deputy Clerk of the Course Galway MC Safety Officer Assistant Clerk of the Course Assistant Clerk Of The Course Secretary of the Event Entries Secretary Chief Scrutineer Competitor Liaison Officer Rally 2 Coordinator Chief Marshal s Chief Timekeeper Radio Controller Rally Results Chief Medical Officer Chief Rescue Officer Press Officer. Programme Coordinators Scrutiny Coordinator Service Area Coordinator Equipment Officer Spectator Control Stage Commanders Deputy Stage Commanders Road Closed Car Accountability Emergency Services Liaison Officer
Sean Cahill, Alan Verso Carmel Leonard John Tynan Mark Parsons Ciaran Burke Dave Ray Bobby Clinton Ray Bent Gary Leonard Jennifer Healy John Prendergast Pat M Shiel Shane Cunniffe Cahal Mansell Eamon Magee Mary Fitzgerald Angus Sealy John Bannon Ivor Gleeson Ultan Burke Darina Joyce Tom Brown Shane Burns Anthony Kelly Aiden Harper Cyril Rollins, Eddie Reilly, Pat Diviney Robbie Clarke, Willie Kelly, Eamonn Barret Kevin Reidy Eoin Longworth Shane Thornton
2.3 Rally Headquarters:
Clayton Hotel Ballybrit, Galway, Co, Galway. Tel: 00353 (0) 91 721 900
2.4 Entries Secretary Contact Details:
Name: Address: Tel: E-mail
Jennifer Healy Tooreeny Moycullen Co Galway, 087 4103310 [email protected]
2.5 Official Notice Board: The official notice board will be situated in the main Rally Office of The Clayton Hotel Ballybrit Suite and will be in operation from 20.00 on Friday 28 t h August 2015 until 30 minutes after prize giving on Sunday 30 th August 2015 An on-line notice board will also be in operation on: www.galwaymotorclub.ie 2.6 Judges of Fact: Judges of Fact will patrol the Road Sections/Service area. Among the “facts” they will be judging are Competitor driving, Servicing/Support in forbidden areas. The decision of a Judge of Fact will be final. Judges of Fact may require to sign the competitor’s road book. List of Judges of Fact will be advised in final instructions and will be posted on the official notice board. 3.
Event Entries open Entries Close Final Instructions Posted Entry List Published Reconnaissance Registration Saturday Reconnaissance Mechanical Scrutiny Documentation Scrutiny
Date 24th July 2015 19th August 2015 22nd August 2015 22nd August 2015 28th August 2015 29th August 2015 29th August 2015 29th August 2015 29th August 2015
Competitors Safety Briefing 30th August 2015 (COMPULSORY FOR ALL CREWS Appendix 25 Art 3.2) Rally Start 30th August 2015 Rally Finish 30th August 2015 Service Area 30th August 2015 Provisional Results 30th August 2015 Prize giving 30th August 2015 4.
20.00 – 22.00 09.00 – 12.00 09.30 – 16.30 14.00 – 19.30 15.00 – 20.30
Rally Headquarters Rally Headquarters
10.00 17.00 07.00 18.30 19.30
Rally HQ Rally HQ Athenry Mart Rally HQ Rally HQ
4.1 Information: Entries may be submitted by all persons holding a valid FIA Competition License or Commercial Entrants License All entries can be made on Line at www.shannonsportsit.ie or by the Official Entry Form which can be downloaded from www.galwaymotorclub.ie In both cases the entry form must be completed in all particulars and signed by both crew members, accompanied by the appropriate fee and forwarded to the Entries Secretary. Incomplete or illegible forms will be returned. 4.2 Entry Fee: The entry fee is €499 Entries to Class 16 (Junior Class) and Class 18/19 will be charged a reduced Entry Fee of €295 The entry fee includes Personal Accident Insurance, IRDS Insurance at standard rate, (additional premium will be collected on the day from any driver with special conditions on their IRDS letter of acceptance). M.S.A Licence holders please ENSURE you have the correct BRDS cover letter BEFORE sign on Friday 28th August 2015. Contact Motorsport Ireland with any queries +353 (0)1 677 5628. Cheques/Bank Drafts or Postal Orders should be made payable to: Co Galway Motor Club
Entries to be sent to: Name: Jennifer Healy Address: Tooreeny Moycullen Co Galway, Tel: 087 4103310 E-mail [email protected]
4.3 Entry Criteria: In the event of an excess of 141 main field entries being received the following criteria will be applied to all entries received from the opening to the closing date of entries. 1 2. 3 4 5
Triton Championship registered competitors as per Motorsport Ireland Appendix 31. Art 7. Top Part championship Overall awards and 1st, 2nd & 3rd in Class, (Entries must be received by closing date) Sligo Pallets Border championship (Priority entries in 2 weeks after entries open) 20 entries allocated at the organizers discretion. 10 entries allocated to GMC Members who have assisted with the running of rally stage events by Galway MC and that have assisted with the running of a stage in which GMC have helped to run for other Clubs in 2015
All Galway Motor Club members are asked to help on the day and help assist with clean up on Monday 31 st August 2015. Notes: In all the above cases “Competitors” refers to drivers only. The driver must state on the entry form under which of the above criteria he/she wishes to be considered The onus will rest with the competitor to provide documentary proof of results stated. Any false declaration will result in the entry being refused. Qualifying under any of the above criteria does not guarantee an entry. The club reserves the right to refuse an entry without assigning a reason. 4.4 Classes:
Class 1 Group N up to 1600 cc (Previously N1 & N2); R1 (atmospheric up to 1600 cc VR1A/VR1B and turbo up to 1067 cc – VR1A/VR1B) Class 2 Group A up to 1600 cc (Previously A5 & A6); R2 (atmospheric over 1390 to 1600 cc - VR2B and turbo over 927 to 1067 cc – VR2B); Kit cars up to 1600 cc; Group N 1601 to 2000 cc (Previously N3) Class 3 Group A 1601 to 2000 cc (Previously A7); R2 (atmospheric over 1600 to 2000cc VR2C and turbo over 1067 to 1333cc – VR2C); R3 (atmospheric over 1600 to 2000 cc – VR3C and turbo over 1067 to 1333cc –VR3C); R3 (Turbo up to 1620 cc nominal - VR3T); R3 (Diesel up to 2000 cc nominal – VR3D); Super 1600 cars Class 4 Group N over 2000 cc (N4 FIA Appendix J 254) Class 5 Group R4 (Appendix J 260); Group R5; S2000 Rally (2.0 Atmospheric) Class 6 All cars homologated in FIA R-GT Class 7 Group A over 2000 cc (Previously A8); WRC (1.6T); WRC (2.0T); S2000 Rally 1.6T 30 mm Restrictor (also known as Regional Rally Car - RRC) Class 9 Modified cars up to 1450 cc, 2 wheel drive Class 10 Modified cars 1451 to 1650 cc, not more than 2 valves per cylinder, 2 wheel drive Class 11F Modified FWD cars 1451 to 1650 cc, more than 2 valves per cylinder Class 11R Modified RWD cars 1451 to 1650 cc, more than 2 valves per cylinder Class 12 Modified cars 1651 to 2100 cc, not more than 2 valves per cylinder, 2 wheel drive Class 13 Modified cars 1651 to 2100 cc, more than 2 valves per cylinder, 2 wheel drive Class 14 Modified cars 2101 to 3500 cc, 2 wheel drive. (Max 2 valves per cylinder over 3000 cc) Class 15 Four-wheel drive cars whose homologation has expired. See notes 3 & 5 Class 16 Juniors (see Article 21) Class 18 Historics - See Articles 17-19, Appendix 29.1 Class 19 Historics - Appendix K Class 20 Modified 4 Wheel Drive Cars (4WD) See note 16 on classes For further details on requirements for cars in classes 1 – 7 refer to www.fia.com Appendix J articles 252 – 261 (Article 260 refers to cars in Group R) Refer to Appendix 29.1 Classes, Notes on Classes 1 to 16.5 and Historic Cars Art. 18 and 19, Motorsport Ireland Yearbook 2015, for further information on Class eligibility.
5.1 Information: Pace notes will be allowed on the event and competitors will be allowed to make pace notes on Saturday 29th August 2015 between 08.30 and 17.00 pm. Recce stickers must be displayed on the top corner of the windscreen of the reconnaissance car. Competitors must sign on before entering the stages at: Location: Rally HQ. Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway Time: Friday 28th August 2015 from 20.00 to 22.00. th Saturday 29 August 2015 from 09:00 to 12.00. 5.2 Pace note providers: Pace notes will be available for sale by third parties. The club has no involvement in their preparation and accepts no responsibility or liability for their accuracy or otherwise.
5.3 Restrictions: Your attention is also drawn to Appendix 29, article 4 of Motorsport Ireland Yearbook referring to a competitor found on a stage outside the reconnaissance period. The Maximum Speed allowed on a stage during the reconnaissance is 60 kph unless a lower limit is indicated by a traffic sign or a written instruction issued by the organizers. Traversing the stage in the wrong direction is expressly forbidden. A maximum of three runs per stage are permitted, competitors will be signed in and out of each stage No Large commercial vans (e.g. Vito/Transit) are allowed to be used as reconnaissance vehicles. The special stages will be open to normal traffic therefore the safety and rights of other road users must be respected and due care must be shown to other traffic. The organizers will monitor the behavior of competitors on the reconnaissance route. 5.4 Penalties: Reports of breaches of above regulations will be submitted to Motorsport Ireland who may convene a tribunal of inquiry.
Administrative Checks Administrative checks: Documentation scrutiny is located at Rally Headquarters, Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway Competition licenses, I.R.D.S. or BRDS Letters of Acceptance and other documentation must be presented at documentation scrutiny.
Scrutineering Mechanical Scrutiny will take place on Saturday 29th August 2015 between 14.00 – 19.30 in Galway Airport Scrutineering times for each competitor will be issued with Final Instructions and must be adhered to. All competitors are required to have door decals on their car and have the first part of the Mechanical scrutiny sheet completed before they present the car for scrutineering. Logbooks are required for all cars. ALL CARS must be presented at Parc Ferme at Rally HQ within 30 minutes of completing Mechanical Scrutineering. Driving of competing cars off the specified route to/from Scrutineering may lead to exclusion. After completing Mechanical scrutiny competitors are required to present themselves at documentation scrutiny in Rally HQ. Servicing There will be a designated fixed service area in Athenry Mart Outside of the service area Support/Service is expressly forbidden (Art 11.5 Appendix 29 MI Yearbook). Judges of Fact will monitor the route. Ground sheets must be utilized by all crews. Waste bins will be provided in the Service Area and all crews are requested to place all rubbish in the bins. Competitors are requested to remove all waste oil from the service area. Features of the Rally 9.1 Competitors Safety Briefing: Competitors Safety Briefing will be held at 08.00 on Sunday 30 thAugust 2015 in Rally Headquarters. It is compulsory for at least one member of the crew to attend. Art 3.2. Appendix 25 Motorsport Ireland yearbook 2015
9.3 Route Information: The rally will take place over a route of 120 stage Km and with centralized service after every 3 stages.
Please remember at all times: ON ROAD SECTIONS THE ROADS ARE NOT CLOSED. THEY ARE BEING USED BY THE PUBLIC. BE COURTEOUS. GIVE WAY TO ONCOMING LOCAL TRAFFIC. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR DRIVING GIVE A BAD IMPRESSION. A “JUDGE OF FACT” MAY BE OBSERVING YOU. 9.4 Rally Guide: A Rally Guide will be available to download on www.galwaymotorclub.ie 10.
Restart after Retirement
( Rally 2)
10.1.1 The rally will operate Rally 2 in accordance with Art 13, Appendix 29 of the Motorsport Ireland Yearbook (as published on MI Website) 10.1.2 A crew retiring from the rally between Parc Ferme Out and Arrival Control SS3, may restart the rally from Service Out Control after 3 stages, or Service Out Control after 6 stages. Cars retiring from the rally on Special Stages 3, 4 & 5 or the following road sections, may only restart from Service Out Control after 6 stages. No restart will be permitted for crews retiring on Special Stages 6, 7, 8 & 9. A restart will not be permitted where a crew has been excluded for non-compliance with eligibility requirements, traffic violations or a decision of the COC/R2C (Rally 2 Coordinator). On retirement the crew must hand in their time cards to Car Accountability or the marshal/timekeeper at the next available location/Time Control. Crews must retain the duplicate copy of the time card, to present to R2C as proof of stages completed. 10.1.3 Competitors must register for Rally 2 if they wish to restart from Service Out Control after 3 stages or from Service Out Control after 6 stages by contacting the R2C prior to a time that will be specified in Final Instructions. Service Vehicles will not be permitted to access the Stage or any closed road between runs. The organisers will, where possible, endeavor to remove any car to the nearest location where it can exit the stage. The transport of the car from that location is the responsibility of the competitor. The car must return by direct route to the Service Area. 10.1.4 Competitors availing of Rally 2 must present themselves at Service Out Control after 3 stages or Service Out Control after 6 stages, with their car, for re-scrutiny. Due time is 10 minutes before their original due time at that Control, and 15 Minutes maximum lateness will apply. 10.1.5 The R2C, once satisfied that the crew meets the conditions for a restart, will issue new time cards which will have a restart time and restart Control Number. The restart position within the field shall be at the discretion of the COC/R2C. 10.1.6 The organisers reserve the right to disallow restart on safety grounds or if the restart would interfere with the running of the rally. 10.2 Penalties: 10.2.1 Penalties will be applied as per Article 13.5, Appendix 29 of the Motorsport Ireland Yearbook (as published on MI Website) 10.3 Award Eligibility: 10.3.1 In order to be classified as a finisher the crew must complete a minimum of 5 special stages, which must include the final loop of stages and the finish control. 10.3.2 Crews completing the rally under Rally 2 regulations will be eligible to score points in Championships.
1st Overall 2 Trophies 2nd Overall 2 Trophies 3rd Overall 2 Trophies 1st 2nd and 3rd in each class 2 Trophies Class 11R,11F, 2 Trophies Historic1st 2nd & 3rd 2 Trophies Junior 1st, 2nd & 3rd 2 Trophies Ladies Award 2 Trophies Mixed Crew Award 2 Trophies Best GMC Crew 2 Trophies + Conroy Memorial Cup (Both crew must be fully registered with GMC six months prior to the event) Best UN Placed 2 Trophies Birr MC, Limerick MC, Clare MC, Galway MC, GRP 4 King Of The Mark 11 1 Trophy N.B. Overall winners are not eligible for class awards. If 5 or more entries are not received in each class, the organisers reserve the right to amalgamate classes or reduce the awards accordingly.