Penalties and Time Limits
Delay limits and penalties for Liaisons and Special stages will be as follows:
Abandonment of a Stage
Each rider / each crew has the right to not finish a liaison or special stage as many times as he wants, but on the condition that he starts the race day!
Competitors, who complete ALL the special stages, and ALL of the liaisons without abandonment, will be classified above the others! Their classification will be above someone who was not able to finish a stage; this includes classification for race day and for the final classification.
If a competitor does not start a day of competition, he will receive an additional penalty of 2h00' but has the right to do so only once in the race, so he can be legible for classification and not considered out of the race (i.e. abandon the race, not just the stage).
Whoever does not start 2 or more race days, is considered to have abandoned the race, but reserves the right to participate in all stages of the race for his personal pleasure.
The time limit on liaisons is +50% of the ideal time. From then on, it is considered that the competitor has abandoned the liaisons stage.
The time limits for the special stages, depends on each particular stage, and is announced before the race, but in any case, it cannot be longer than if the stage was travelled with an average speed of 25km/h.
Meaning, if a competitor is traveling repeatedly slow (and not due to a temporary misfortune, like a flat tire, damage that can be repaired and he continues) will be warned by the race stewards, beyond a certain limit which will leave him behind the flow of the race and of course because of night fall, he is obliged to leave the stage and return via the local roads, in which case he will be classified as abandoning the stage.
If one rider or one crew does not complete or does not try to run liaison, the penalty which will be imposed for classification of the day, is the perfect time for the Liaison. *
That is, if he’s time is 6h45'and the last liaison has a average time of 30 minutes, and he returns with assistance, or bypass the liaison, etc., he will receive a penalty 30' having a total of 7h15'.
If one rider or one crew does not try to run the stage, the penalty which will be imposed for classification of the day, is the maximum time for the corresponding category (Bikes & Quad or 4x4) + minute penalty for the length of the specific stage in kilometers. (i.e. 1-minute penalty for each km of the special stage).*
If one rider or one crew does not complete the special stage, the penalty which will be imposed for classification of the day, is the maximum time for the corresponding category (Bikes & Quad or 4x4) + minute penalty for the length of the rest of the Special Stage, according his track from the GPS Tracking, or the Intermediate timings. For security reasons Intermediate timings will be enforced for both the big 4th liaison dirt stage of the 4th day, and on the large marathon special stages of the 2nd, 3th and 5th days. If the competitor abandons the stage after a check point, the penalty will not calculated in minutes corresponding to a total length of the stage, but will be calculated after the check point that the competitor has past, or EXACTLY for the rest part of the stage according his GPS track.
In case of lost or lack of fuel, asking for help by telephone or marshals is 15 minutes penalty.
*i.e.: If for example a competitor in the 280km special stage, passes the fourth intermediate time check point at 210km and abandons after (e.g. 250km), he will be given the last competitor’s time of the stage, +30' minutes corresponding to the time from 250km to 280km. This so a rider will not be penalized harshly, if he abandons near the end of a long special stage.
7.5 PENALTIES FOR SPEED LIMITS
For exceeding the speed limit in areas of control and speed limit set by the Road Book:
For excess of to 10 km/h: ½ minute penalty (0:00:30”) for each kilometer exceeding the speed limit, for each speed limit given in the Road Book, taking into account the higher speed point.
For excess of to 20 km/h: minute penalty for each kilometer exceeding the speed limit, for each speed limit given in the Road Book, taking into account the higher speed point.
For excess from to 30 km/h: 2 minutes penalty for each kilometer exceeding the speed limit, for each speed limit given in the Road Book, taking into account the higher speed point.
For excess over 40 km/h:Exclusion from the race.
If the speed limits are exceed repeatedly: The competitor or crew will be exclusion from the race, even if the excess speed is less than 40 km/h
EUROPEAN RALLY RAID CUP
The participants (entrants, drivers, passengers, owners and owner-drivers of vehicles)take part in the event at their own risk. They bear the sole responsability regarding civil and penal codes for damages caused by them or the vehicle in their use of so far as no liability exemption has been stipulated in compliance with the supplementary regulations of the meeting. If the driver, himself, is neither the owner nor the owner-driver of the vehicle used by him during the competition, he releases those persons listed in the following liability waiver from all claims by the owner and the owner-driver of the vehicle or submits, together with the entry form, a corresponding waiver from the owner or the owner-driver of the vehicle.
b. Liability Waiver
By submitting the entry form, the participants (entrants, drivers, passengers, owners and owner-drivers of vehicles) waive all rights to legal action and recourse for any accident or damage incurred in conjuction with the event against:
- the FIM-Europe, the FIM, the FMNR, their presidents, members, employes and officials;
- member-club of the FMNR and their sub-organization;
- organizer/promoter, his/their representatives, stewards and assistants;
- the owner(s) of the property used for the event including structures and installations on it, the administration of the circuit used for the event, its representatives and assistants;
- the participants and their attendants as well as against his/their own assistants in so far as a race or special tests for attaining high-speeds or best times are concerned;
- authorities, race services and any other organization or corporate or natural bodies involved in the organization of the event, in so far as the accident or damage did not occur through intent or gross negligence. This agreement will take effect for all parties involved with the submission of the entry form to the organizer.
The undersigned recognizes the above restrictions and commits himself to comply strictly with them, if an injury occurs or is noticed during the event of if the rider’s health has been affected such that his fitness for continuing in the motorcycling competition has been put in question , the undersigned – with regard to the security risk also resulting for third parties – releases the doctors for their obligation to professional secrecy towards the FMNR and towards the officials carrying responsability at the event (Doctor of the Event, Clerk of the Course, Sporting Stewards) respectively.