Armstrong Massey Rally 2007 Final Instructions
Thank you for your entry. You will be able to find your competitor number on the Entry List and your sound check time on the Sound Test / Scrutineering Time Schedule.
The sound check, scrutineering, and signing on locations are all detailed below.
You MUST report to the sound check at the time given on the Schedule. If you are more than ten minutes early or late, the Environmental Scrutineer will refuse to perform the sound check, and you will need to contact the Entries Secretary for a new time (or if you are early, you will be able to wait until near your due time). We have operated this system in the past, and found it was very successful in reducing queues at scrutineering. If the time you have been given is not suitable, you must e-mail the Entries Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org, or ring her on 01482-876400, and you will be issued with a new time. If you need to change your time very close to the event, contact the Entries Secretary on 07929-050485.
The Environmental Scrutineer will supply you with a Documentation Form, to show that you arrived on time, and to indicate that you passed the sound check.
The Environmental Scrutineer will issue you with Competition Door Numbers as soon as you've passed the sound check.
Once you have passed the sound check and attached your competition numbers, please proceed to scrutineering.
The Scrutineer will also need to sign your Documentation Form, as well as see your MOT certificate where appropriate. He will also need to see both helmets and sets of overalls, so please have these ready.
After passing scrutineering, move to signing on at Rally HQ. You must sign on straight after scrutineering, and will need to take with you competition licences, including entrant's licence if applicable, club membership cards and the Documentation sheet when you sign on. If only one of the crew is present at signing-on, you will be given your full pack except your time cards. These will only be given once the other crew member has signed on. Note that we are quite happy to scrutineer with only one crew member present providing that both helmets and overalls are there.
You will be issued with a Rally Pack containing road book, rally plates, time cards, etc., as soon as you have successfully signed on.
The official notice board will be in Rally HQ. Please make sure you read the notices.
Slicks Tyres will be in attendance on the event selling tyres. Please ring Andrew Knott on 0114 247 0485 to order any tyres you might need.
Competitors are reminded of the MSA Licence Rules. Firstly, competitors must all be in possession of a valid signed licence with photograph attached in order to be allowed to sign on. We are no longer allowed to accept licence application forms at the event. Secondly, drivers (not co-drivers) must now have a Stage Rally Drivers licence. The Non Race licences are not now valid for drivers in stage rallies, though they are fine for Co-Drivers.
SR3 - MSA Permit 38295 has been issued
SR6 - The event is now also a round of The S G PETCH ANECCC Stage Rally Championship 2007
SR10 - Due to the low numbers of entries, and difficulty in getting trophies back from previous winners, there will be no awards presented for third in class. In addition, some awards presented will be different trophies from those advertised in the regulations.
SR14 - The MSA Steward is Steve Smith, who is therefore no longer a Club Steward (thanks MSA!). The replacement Club Steward is Jon Binns
SR14 - The Chief Medical Officer is Chris Wragg
SR14 - The Chief Timekeeper is Lloyd Walker
We will be using fully electronic equipment for both start and finish. Therefore the start will be controlled by start lights, and a jump start detection beam. The sequence of the lights is shown below. Competitors should note that jump starts will be detected electronically, and ALL jump starts, however small, will result in a jump start penalty being applied.
At the time of writing these instructions, we are intending to run the first two stages at minute intervals in order to minimise dust problems, and then the other six stages will be run at 30 second intervals. The instructions given below detail the procedure for minute starts. The Road Book which will be issued at signing-on will contain the procedures for both minute and 30 second starts.
FOR STAGES WHICH START AT ONE MINUTE INTERVALS, USING LIGHTS.
The light sequence is :-
|30 seconds||RED light will be displayed.|
|15 seconds||RED and AMBER lights will be displayed.|
|10 seconds||RED light will go out.|
|5 seconds||5 displayed|
|4,3,2,1 seconds||Digital countdown 4,3,2,1.|
|Start time||Countdown goes to 0, AMBER light goes out and Green light goes on.|
|20 seconds after start time||GREEN light goes out.|
In addition to the above, a display shows the actual time of day.
A jump start beam will be installed just after the start line. The competitor will be positioned on the start line just before the jump start beam. Immediately the beam is broken by the competitor, the start time is recorded and indicates any jump starts to within 1/10th second.
In the event of failure of the automatic equipment, we will revert to the manual system as described in K.25.12
To allow competitors to familiarise themselves with the start sequence, the Chief Timekeeper will be demonstrating the start lights at the stage start between 8am and 8:30am. He will be happy to answer any queries. In addition, the altered sequence for 30 second starts will be available to be viewed in the gap between stages 2 and 3.
Competitors are reminded that the Beverley & DMC website at www.bdmc.org.uk will contain LIVE results from the event as it progresses, (technology permitting!) We hope this will prove useful to friends and families, sponsors, press contacts etc.
There has been some controversy on recent events regarding competitors being prevented from attempting stages after their actions had suggested that they should be subject to the penalty of exclusion. Competitors should note that only the Clerk of the Course in person has the right to exclude a competitor. If the Clerk of the Course issues a competitor with WRITTEN notice that they are excluded, then they may not continue. Until that written notice is received, they are free to continue. The MSA regulations encourage the Clerk of the Course to allow sufficient time for competitors to discuss such a penalty in a calm manner, and therefore it is likely that such discussions would only be able to take place at the end of the event. It is therefore highly unlikely that a penalty of exclusion would be applied during the event, unless a serious offence has been committed.
Most of the stage surface is concrete. Some of this is broken up and uneven, so the event should not be considered wholly smooth. A small part (less than 5%) of each stage is loose surface. Competitors should ensure they have suitable tyres to cope with these varying surfaces.
Free camping on the venue is available to all competitors, service crew and marshals on the Saturday night. Campers should be self-sufficient in water, though there will be chemical toilets on-site.
Any competitor person found on any part of the venue other than the camping area, even if on foot, will be refused a start. (S.R. 19.f applies). Note that officials will be present on the airfield during the night and will report back to the Clerk of the Course on any infringements.
Access to the venue is available from the start of scrutineering on Saturday until 8am on Sunday morning. After that, access will only be possible between each pair of stages, and at the end of the event. All access is via the A614 at 106 or 107/001560½, which is shown as 'In/Out' on the attached plan.
Should you feel the need to contact us, please use the following:-
|Entries Secretary||Andrea Atkinson||Mobile 07929 050485|
|Clerk of the Course||Matthew Atkinson||Mobile 07970 264094|