Supplementary Regulations

Revision Date – 22nd June 2018

Supplementary Regulations

Within the Rules and regulations regarding the running of events as laid down by both the Motor Sport Association and the Association of Land Rover Clubs (hereafter MSA & ALRC respectively), it is required that any rules specific to each event run by the Club be published. Rather than reproduce these Supplementary Regulations repeatedly, they are included below for reference purposes.

The Southern Rover Owners’ Club Ltd. (hereafter SROC) and any co- promoting club mentioned in the event details will promote a Cross Country Vehicle event of the type and status shown. The Meeting will be held under the General regulations of the MSA (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA) and these Supplementary Regulations including Part 2 thereof not withstanding anyspecific event SR’s where published.

The Event is open to all members of SROC and Competitive Clubs of the ALRC. Entrants must hold a valid ALRC Competitive Club membership card signed with the MSA endorsement. Membership Cards should be presented for inspection at signing on. The event will be subject to an MSA Permit. Only vehicles conforming to ALRC Regulations will be eligible. On occasion, we may invite non ALRC clubs. These will advertised as“open” events on the calendar and the regulations shown in italics will also apply to a non ALRC entry.

Location & Times of Events

The event will start at the venue and date as shown on Part 2 of these SR’sas published in Southern News and on our website. Any competitor not signed on by the required time will be excluded from the event. The number of tests will be given at the drivers briefing. Public roads will not be used to link sections except for Road Taxed Vehicle Trials where public roads may be used.

Awards & Classes

Awards will be presented where relevant classes qualify. 2nd & 3rd Awards will only be awarded if there are 4 and 6 entries respectively in the class. Classes may be amalgamated. The Novice Class is only open to members of SROC. ALRC & non ALRC entries will be classed separately. Only SROC entries will be entitled to any perpetual SROC trophies that may be available at the event. Entries of Q class vehicles are not eligible for any awards.

Entry Details & Officials

Entries can be pre booked on-line or by post to the address shown on the entry form. Both are available on the SROC website. The booking list opens 30 days before the event and closes as detailed on the event entry form. There will be a maximum of 60 entries in the Event with a minimum of 6. There will be a maximum of 60 entries in a class with a minimum of 3. Should the maximum numbers be exceeded, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Should any of the minimum levels not be reached the organisers have the right to cancel the meeting or amalgamate the classes as required. The names of the officials will be declared at the event.

Part One
MSA General Regulations

These Regulations apply to all events not withstanding any specific eventSR’s where published: –
H31.1.2(e) – a 2/3 refund will be allowed to competitors who withdraw their entry before the postal closure date.
H32.1.9. – If the event is closed to club, the event is for vehicles of Rover manufacture only, Q class vehicles notwithstanding. For open events, non ALRC vehicles may only be entered by a non ALRC club member.
H35.1.5. – Provisional Results will be published as soon as possible after the event. Normally provisional results are posted at the conclusion of the competitive part of the event and will be followed by prize giving. Protests must be made in accordance with Section J – Judicial – of the General Regulations.

MSA Technical Regulations

These apply to all events not withstanding any specific event SR’s wherepublished: –
Section J of the General Regulations applies and Section P except – P56.7. – Canonica, Maxicross and other similar small blocked open tread tyres are prohibited in any event.

P56.7.1. – a spare wheel & tyre need not be carried.
P60.2.2. – towing points need not be painted a contrasting colour but it is recommended.
P60.4.1. – non kinetic energy ropes are required for recovery purposes. Straps are not allowed.

MSA Competitor Regulations

The Regulations that apply will be as above with the following amendments as shown below.

Gymkhana

P24.3.1. – Drivers aged 16 or over that do not have a current valid RTA licence for the vehicle may enter provided their passenger holds such a licence and is experienced in Cross Country Trials.
Only a crew member with an appropriate RTA licence may move a vehicle between sections.

Tyro Trial

P44.1.1. – Drivers who are 13 or over but do not have a current valid RTA licence for the vehicle may compete providing their passenger holds such a licence and they are experienced in Cross Country Trials.
Only a crew member with an appropriate RTA licence may move a vehicle between sections.

The first section will be an optional Prologue Section that will run for a maximum of half an hour and will score zero points for all competitors. The start and finish gates will be in close proximity and it may be attempted more than once.

Road Taxed Vehicle Trial

H32.1.9. – Hard Tops, Truck Cabs, Tilts and Door Tops must be in place. The rear flap only may be open on a Tilt. For Q Class entries the following ALRC Regulations apply:- A4; B3.2; B11; B18.2; B19; E1.1 or either an ALRC Log booked or FIA Roll cage; E2.1; E2.3; E2.4; E3.2; E4.

P2.7.5. and P60.1.1. apply in that vehicles must be currently registered, must have current Vehicle Excise Duty (Road Tax) and be insured for use on the public highway. Vehicles cannot be entered on Trade Plates. P24.3.1 – Drivers who are 16 or over but do not have a current valid RTA licence for the vehicle may compete providing their passenger holds such a licence and they are experienced in Cross Country Trials.

Subject to written approval from the SROC committee, drivers aged 15 may compete in a road legal vehicle where they have finished four Tyro Trials in a road legal vehicle which have been recorded on a Competition Licence Upgrade Card (MSA Form UC12) and their passenger is both experienced in Cross Country Trials and holds a current RTA licence for the vehicle.

Only a crew member with an appropriate RTA licence may move a vehicle between sections.
P25.2.1. – shall apply i.e. the nominated driver may be accompanied by a different passenger on different sections or by no passenger.P41.1.3. – where a vehicle is fitted with either a roll bar or where the vehicle is a road legal, mass produced, production vehicle retaining the original hardtop or truck cab and where the seat belts comply with a minimum of K2.1.1, the minimum age of a passenger may be 12.

P41.2.3. – Competition numbers must be displayed if provided by the organisers.

P42.2.2. – Range Rovers, Discovery’s and Long Wheelbase Land Rovers(or non ALRC vehicles over 99” wheelbase) will be allowed one change of direction (a shunt) per section. A competitor will declare his/her intention immediately prior to his/her change of direction. One wheel must remain inside the boundary of the course.

Cross Country Vehicle Trial

H32.1.9. – Q Class is not allowed.
P5.5. – a minority of the sections may be timed. The time allowed will be notified before the start of the section. Timing will be by hand-held device. P24.3.1 – Drivers who are 16 or over but do not have a current valid RTA licence for the vehicle may compete providing their passenger holds such a licence and they are experienced in Cross Country Trials.
Subject to written approval from the SROC committee, drivers aged 15 may compete in a special vehicle (P44.1.3) where they have finished four RTV Trials in a road legal vehicle which have been recorded on a Competition Licence Upgrade Card (MSA Form UC12) and their passenger is both experienced in Cross Country Trials and holds a current RTA licence for the vehicle.
Only a crew member with an appropriate RTA licence may move a vehicle between sections.
P25.2.1. – shall apply i.e. the nominated driver may be accompanied by a different passenger on different sections or by no passenger.
P41.1.3. – The minimum age of a passenger is l4 years.
P41.2.3. – Competition numbers must be displayed if provided by the organisers.
P42.2.2. – Range Rovers, Discovery’s and Long Wheel Base Land Rovers(or non ALRC vehicles over 99” wheelbase) will be allowed one change of direction (a shunt) per section. A competitor will declare his/her intention immediately prior to his/her change of direction. One wheel must remain inside the boundary of the course.

Time Trials

Due to the nature of these events, specific event SR’s will be issued.

Competitive Safari

Due to the nature of these events, specific event SR’s will be issued.

Team Recovery

H32.1.9. – Q Class is not allowed.
P52.1.1. – a team will consist of two drivers and two vehicles only. P52.5.2. – a starting signal will be by a visual indication. Timing will be by hand held stopwatch or by electronic clock.
P56.5.3. – the maximum time allowed for the course will be notified at drivers briefing.

P52.6.2. – a penalty to be advised at drivers briefing will be added for each marker or boundary tape struck by vehicles, equipment or team members.

Point to Point

H32.1.9. – Q Class is not allowed.
P53.1.1. – Competitors will be advised, prior to the start of the event, whether the event will comprise
(a) a set number of points to be visited in the shortest time; or
(b) a set amount of time during which the maximum number of points are to be visited. In either case all of the team must cross the finish line.
P53.2. – Competitors will be expected to seek and visit points, which may be hidden by the natural topography. Competitors will be advised if the points are to be visited at random or in a set order prior to the start of the event.
P53.2.2. – A point will comprise of a gate of poles through which the direction of entry will be clearly marked.
P53.2.2. – Each point visited will be recorded by an Official on a Scorecard provided by the organisers.
P53.2.3. – The starting signal will be by a visual indication.
P53.2.4. – Timing will be by hand held stop watch or electronic clock. P53.2.5. – the maximum time allowed shall be specified before the start of the event.
P53.2.6. – a team shall consist of two vehicles and two drivers.
P53.3.1. – in addition to the nominated driver, vehicles may carry one passenger.

— Supplementary Regulations Part One Ends —

 

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