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Schedule RS – Rallysprints

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Appendix Three – Schedule RS
Standing Regulations Governing all Rallysprint Events

Contents Last Updated: 25 October 2022

Article 1 Introduction
Article 2 Rallysprint Conditions
Article 3 Dual Rallysprint Conditions
Article 4 Organisation
Article 5 Vehicles
Article 6 Passenger and New Competitor’s Briefing
Article 7 Reconnaissance
Article 8 Conduct of the Meeting

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Attention Rally Organisers: Please refer to Appendix Two Schedule H and the (separate publication) Rally Organisers Handbook for details on Event planning and organisation which should be read in conjunction with this Appendix.
Introduction and requirements for all rallysprint events: Rallysprint events are competitions held on a road course, and shall be run as a rally special stage complete with timing, safety and management practices as used in rally events, including where appropriate criss-cross sheet, control and intermediate radio points.A route sheet must be supplied containing touring route instructions, emergency procedures, route symbols, SOS, as per Appendix Three Schedule R.

Stage notes, either organiser supplied or self-written, are permitted.

Events must comply with either Rallysprint (Article 2) or Dual Rallysprint (Article 3) conditions and not a mixture of both.

Rallysprint conditions:
Course: Only one section of road of up to 10km is permitted and the road may be used in either or both directions.


Driver: a minimum of a M Grade competition licence.
Co-driver/passenger: no licence required but event indemnity to be signed.


The fastest time taken to complete a single pass of the course, plus any relevant penalties, or
The fastest total accumulated time over a maximum of three(3) passes through the course, plus any relevant penalties, or
Through elimination heats where the fastest time taken to complete a single pass of the course plus any relevant penalties is used to determine the fastest percentage of entries with each run eliminating a further percentage of entries until the final two(2) or four(4) entrants are found. After this a final will determine the top placings from times recorded on


Dual Rallysprint conditions:
Course: Two sections of road of up to 10km each and the road may only be used in one direction with a maximum 60km competitive distance.
Maximum number of competitors: limited to 50.


Driver: a minimum of a R Grade competition licence.
Co-driver/passenger: a minimum of a M Grade licence and event indemnity to be signed.


The fastest time for section 1 and section 2 combined over a single pass, plus any relevant penalties, or
The fastest time for section 1 plus the fastest time for section 2 added together, plus any relevant penalties.
An organising permit of the appropriate level and a detailed Safety plan is mandatory. Such Events can be held under any of the current Permit and corresponding Licence levels, i.e. ClubSport (Advanced Status Event), National and International.
A Steward will be appointed.
The attendance of a qualified first aid official with a complete first aid kit is compulsory. Included with the first aid kit shall be some form of mobile shelter capable of protecting a patient from the elements.
Fire extinguishers with a minimum capacity of 2kg must be available at the start, finish, and with a minimum of 0.9kg at any intermediate marshal posts.
A reliable communications system must be set up linking the Clerk of the Course with the start, finish and all intermediate marshal posts.
Vehicles will be subject to Safety Audits in accordance with Appendix Two Schedule A.
Supplementary Regulations shall be published for all Rallysprint events.

Dual Rallysprint Additional Organisational Requirements:

The event control must be located in a suitable building, or mobile control room.
Each competitive section must have an ACotC and FIV located at the start control. For clarification, such ACotCs do not need to be licenced but must have suitable experience.

Dual Rallysprint Additional Organisational Requirements:

Drivers shall hold a competition licence at least equal to, or of a higher grade to that, as specified for Rallysprint or Dual Rallysprint events.
All drivers and passengers shall wear safety apparel as specified in the driver safety regulations contained in Appendix Two Schedule A.
Vehicles must carry two(2) crew members.
All vehicles shall conform to the vehicle safety regulations contained in Appendix Two Schedule A including all additional requirements for rally vehicles but do not need to comply with the requirement for Turbocharger and Supercharger restrictor(s).
Passenger and New Competitor’s Briefing:

At all Rallysprints the organisers are to ensure passengers and new competitors attend a special briefing conducted by a senior and experienced organiser or competitor. Such special briefings shall cover aspects of competitor safety procedures and actions as per Schedule R.

Note: A new Competitor Briefing Checklist is one of the Standard documents available on the official MotorSport NZ website ( or from the MotorSport NZ office.


All drivers shall ensure that their passengers understand basic event safety procedures, how to correctly wear and subsequently uncouple the safety harness and that the passenger has signed the Passenger Indemnity and Declaration form prior to their participation. Minimum age of any passenger is 12 years. Passengers may be changed between runs.

Note: Only passengers that have attended the briefing (Article 6.1) may compete.

Reconnaissance: All drivers must be given a reconnaissance tour of the complete course.

Conduct of the Meeting:

Prior to reconnaissance, the Clerk of the Course must brief all drivers covering the starting, finishing and emergency procedures, any relevant event penalties and the determination of results.
At all times, the access way must be kept clear for an ambulance to enter or leave the venue without delay.
Clearance Car: When the event is held on a closed public road, or where spectators are present, immediately prior to the passage of each competing car group it is recommended that a clearance car traverse the stage.