Bulletin #2017-004       11 – October - 2017

Subject:

Reintroduction of 2016 Super Rally Rules and National Points

Effective 1 January 2018, the following rule changes will go into effect.

1. Add the following as Article 7.16.

7.16  RESTARTS (Super Rally)

With approval from a scrutineer, a rally will allow teams that fail to complete a stage the opportunity to take a time penalty and restart the rally. The point(s) along the route where competitors may restart the rally (typically a MTC Out Control at the beginning of a day) shall be identified in the rally's Supplementary Regulations.

A.   When a team fails to complete a stage and intends to restart the rally, their stage time for that stage will not be recorded.

B.   Teams will be penalized for every stage that they fail to complete before the point where they restart the rally (see Article 8.1.I).

C.   Only teams that start the first stage of the day will be permitted to restart the rally.

D.   Teams that complete all stages but fail to complete all transits will be penalized (see Article 8.2.F.3)

E.   Teams may only take a penalty and restart once per event and may do this on any day of the event.

F.    Teams that fail to complete the final stages of an event may take the penalty and still be considered a finisher.

2. Add the following as Article 8.2.F.

F.    National Championships

1.    Any team that has failed to complete a stage and has subsequently restarted the rally will be subject to a time penalty. The time penalty will be as follows:

a.    For the first stage or super special stage missed: 5 minutes.

b.    For each subsequent stage or super special stage missed: 3 minutes.

2.    The time penalty above will be added to the stage time as follows:

a.    For B-Spec Championship eligible cars; the class leading B-Spec Championship eligible car's time for that stage or the bogey time for that stage if there are no other remaining B-Spec eligible cars.

b.    For all other 2WD Championship eligible cars; the class leading 2WD Championship eligible car's time for that stage or the bogey time for that stage if there are no other remaining 2WD eligible cars.

c.    For SP Championship eligible cars; the class leading SP Championship eligible car's time for that stage or the bogey time for that stage if there are no other remaining SP eligible cars.

d.    For all other cars, the fastest overall time for that stage.

The "class leading" car is the one that, based only on stage times, leads its class at the restart point.

3.    Any team that completes all of the stages, but fails to complete all of the transits will be subject to a 5 minute penalty.

3. Replace Article 9.1.D with the following.

D.      In national rallies, points shall be awarded to both driver and co-driver based on the competitor's finishing position overall and within a class as follows:

   Finish Position

Points

50% Points

1st

20 22

10

2nd

15 18

8

3rd

12 16

6

4th

10 14

5

5th

8 12

4

6th

6 10

3

7th

4 8

2

8th

3 6

2

9th

2 4

1

10th - last

1 2

1

4. Replace Article 9.1.E with the following.

E.    For each national event on the calendar, one point will be awarded for starting each leg event, and one additional point for finishing the leg event.

1.    Additionally, if the team did not take a penalty for restarting the rally (i.e., make use of Super Rally), they will also be awarded 8 more finishing points.

2.    Regional events that also award 50% national points will only award 1 start and 1 finish point, not the 8 additional Super Rally points.

For example, if a competitor finishes 8 full points events, he will receive 32 16 points towards the Championship total. These points will be awarded for each of the competitor's starts and finishes in national events and is not limited to the events counted towards the Championship.

Questions regarding this bulletin received by Rally America from licensed Drivers and Co-Drivers will be answered in writing.