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Schedule RS – Rallysprints

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Appendix Three – Schedule RS
Standing Regulations Governing all Rallysprint Events

Contents Last Updated: August 2018

Article 1 Introduction
Article 2 Event description
Article 3 Organisation
Article 4 Crew
Article 5 Vehicles
Article 6 Conduct of the Meeting

Note: Text changes from the previous issue of this Schedule are highlighted such. Text changes for grammatical and/or formatting reasons are not highlighted.

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: Rallysprint events are competitions held on a road course, where the final placings are decided by;

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 that single pass over the course, plus any relevant penalties.
Such Events can be held under any of the current Permit and corresponding Licence levels, ie. ClubSport (Advanced Status Event), National and International.
Event Description: Run on a road course up to 10km long. Cars must carry a passenger. Cars may be started at intervals.
The timed section of the Rallysprint 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 room and intermediate radio points.
A route sheet must be supplied containing emergency procedures, route symbols, SOS, as per Appendix Three Schedule R.
Only one(1) section of road is permitted per Event. The road may be used in either or both directions.
An organising permit of the appropriate level and a detailed Safety plan is mandatory.
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 minimum of 4kg must be available at all times.
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 scrutineering audits in accordance with Appendix Two Schedule A.
Supplementary Regulations shall be published for National and higher permit status events.
All drivers shall hold a current club membership.
Note: For Rallysprints each competing car carries a two(2) person crew, one being the driver and the other as passenger.
Drivers shall hold a competition licence of at least equal to, or of a higher grade to, that of the Event Permit status.
All drivers and passengers shall wear safety apparel as specified in the driver safety regulations contained in Appendix Two Schedule A.
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).
Conduct of the Meeting:
Prior to practice, 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.
All drivers must be given a reconnaissance tour of the complete course or at least one(1) practice run.
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.
At all times, the access way must be kept clear for an ambulance to enter or leave the venue without delay.
New Competitor’s Briefing: At all Rallysprints the organisers are to ensure new competitors attend an induction seminar conducted by a senior and experienced organiser or competitor. Such induction seminars shall cover aspects of competitor safety procedures and actions.
Note: A New Competitor Briefing Checklist is one of the Standard documents available on the official MotorSport NZ web site ( or from the MotorSport NZ office.