2018 WEST CAPE CLASSIC – DRAFT EVENT REGULATIONS

These regulations shall be considered the most up to date until such time as final approval is granted by a national permit and licensing body. The Organizers reserve the right to issue Further Regulations.

  1. The event

    The 2018 West Cape Classic is a Touring Road Rally organized jointly by Automotive Events Management (AEM) and Event Alliance International (EAI) under the regulations of a national permit and licensing body to be advised, these and any further regulations issued and will take place in the Perth metropolitan area and rural Western Australia on 27-29 April 2018 under a permit to be issued.

  2. The organizers and officials

    Key officials are:

    Rally Directors –  Peter Kay and Paul Blank

    Chief Scrutineer – TBA               Chief Steward – TBA

  3. Judges o Fact:  The following are appointed as Judges of Fact with regard to the facts defined hereunder. (a) Scrutineers shall be deemed to be Judges of Fact with regard to safety and compliance of vehicles and equipment. (b) Officials & Observers shall be deemed to be Judges of Fact with regard to:  1. Timing, 2. Deviation from prescribed course, 3.General behaviour and vehicle control being in a sportsmanlike manner.    Members of the WA Police Force are to be considered Judges of Fact for purposes of assessment.
  4. Contact Details:       West Cape Classic: PO Box 1248 West Perth 6872 WA.
                                             Email: info@westcapeclassic.com.au
    Website: www.westcapeclassic.com.au
  5.  Competitor requirements

    Licenses
    All participants must hold a CAMS L2S License as a minimum. Any driver must hold a current civil drivers’ license. Only holders of a civil drivers’ license may drive on public roads.

    Apparel
    Helmets must be in very good condition complying with Australian Standards (AS1698) and the requirements of the Organizers. Helmets may not be modified in any way. Helmets must be worn by all occupants of the car during all competition driving stages. Full-face type helmets are highly recommended in open cars which are not fitted with roll-over protection.

    Long sleeve and long leg clothing (neck to wrist to ankle coverage) in a non-flammable material must be worn by all occupants of the car during all competition driving stages. Racing suits are not required; flame retardant, eg; cotton or wool based clothing is required. Nylon clothing is not permitted to be worn. In open cars goggles or visor with lens of other than glass in accordance with AS1609 are recommended.

    Briefing
    A compulsory Drivers Briefing will be held at 8.00pm at the Welcome Function at a location to be advised, on the Thursday night, 26 April. All participants must attend. Details will be advised to competitors.

  6. Vehicle requirements

    Vehicles entered in the event must comply with the following:

    • The vehicle must be roadworthy
    • Tyres fitted must be road legal and have expectation of a legal amount of tread at the conclusion of the event.
    • Fire extinguisher/s. Cars must be fitted with 2kg fire extinguisher/s. This may be one unit, which must be accessible from inside the car; or two 1kg units, one of which must be accessible from inside the car (the other may be in the boot). Units to be current date tagged. Competitors are reminded that the possession and use of Halon/BCF fire extinguishers, other than where specific approval has been given by the EPA, is a prohibited Fire Extinguisher. Units must be safely installed using metal brackets, securely affixed.
    • First Aid Kit. Cars must have a comprehensive first aid kit (suggest St Johns Ambulance Personal Motoring Kit Product Code: #5797).
    • Vehicles will be required to comply with a maximum exhaust noise of 95dbA. Vehicles with broken exhaust systems may be excluded from the event until acceptable repairs have been effected.
    • Seat belts to AS E35 or of a type specifically approved by AASA. An open car is fitted with a rollbar must also be fitted with seat belts. Seat belts must be properly worn and adjusted.
    • Any in-car cameras must be securely and safely fitted and presented in place for Scrutineers to approve.
    • Stickers provided by the Organizers must be placed correctly as instructed on the exterior of vehicles. Front doors, or on 2-door cars the doors, must have space available for the rally logo and door number stickers.
    • Note: Blue battery triangles, oil catch tanks, additional bonnet catches, roll-over protection, etc are not required.
  7. Scrutineering & Registration

    >All vehicles must be presented at Scrutineering, where cars will be checked for compliance. Cars must attend configured as they will be competing, including the tyres they will be competing on – which must be capable of remaining roadworthy at the conclusion of the rally. Competition Licenses and Civil Drivers Licenses will also be checked at Registration once cars have passed Scrutineering. Details of Scrutineering times and location will be provided to participants

  8. Entry Applications

    Entry Application Forms must be completed online and submitted in accordance with details shown therein. The Organizers are not bound to accept any entries. If an entry is not accepted, the payments will be refunded in full. Applicants will be advised of their acceptance status.Cost of entry is:

    Car and Driver – $2,200.00 inclusive of Passenger/Co-Driver

    Note: each car must have two people per car, both with CAMS Level 2 Speed License. The other person can either be Co-Driver or Passenger

    Parental consent is required for any crew member under 18 years old.

     

    Withdrawal

    If an entry is withdrawn before the event, refunds from amounts paid will be made on the following basis. Before 31 March  50% will be refunded and from 1 April 2018 no refund will be applicable. Withdrawal must be advised in writing (email is acceptable).                               

  9. Competition driving stages

    The competition driving stages will be held at numerous locations, on sealed surfaces. A schedule of the stages and details of Transport sections linking these will be provided to competitors in the Roadbook.Course markers will be fluorescent orange traffic cones, including for Garages. In the interests of safety or consistency, the course may be modified at any stage during the event by the Organizers.The Busselton Foreshore stage will be run by the Forest Rally organizers under their own CAMS permit and regulations.

  10. Results & Scoring

    The overall results of the event will be determined on an outright performance basis – with a handicap benefit of 1 percent per year of production for cars 1980 and older. Details of penalties will be provided in the Roadbook provided to participants at Registration.Awards will be made in the following categories:

    All cars up to 1970
    1971-1990 up to 2-litres  – 1971-1990 over 2-litres
    1991-2017 up to 2-litres  – 1991-2017 over 2-litres
    4WD Turbo Class – Outright winner, 2nd & 3rd
    Special awards as determined by the Rally Directors

    Note the Touring category has no awards as it is deemed non-competitive

    The organizers reserve the right to amalgamate categories with insufficient entries or re-categorize cars if appropriate

    An engine capacity multiplication factor of 1.7 applies to turbocharged and supercharged vehicles. A Rotary Equivalence factor is calculated by the formula of 1.5 times the volume determined by subtracting the minimum capacity of the working chamber/s from its/their maximum capacity.

  11. Miscellaneous

    1. Drugs and alcohol may not be consumed by crew members while they are competing. Any crew member apparently affected by drugs or alcohol will be stopped from participating.Only registered crew may be on board the vehicle at any time during the event – changes allowed only with permission of one or both of the Rally Directors, and only in exceptional circumstances.
      Start order will be in numerical order, the start number changing daily, and will be advised in the Roadbook.
    2. Where the nominated entrant is other than a natural person, or in any other case not a part of the crew, the first named Driver on the entry form will be held responsible for all liabilities and obligations of the entrant throughout the entire event
    3. Upon refund or part refund of entry fees or application deposit the Organizer shall be discharged of any further liability to the Entrant or Crew for any expenses or damages arising in any way from their application to enter the Event
    4. Damage. Entrants undertake to pay any and all costs (including insurance excesses if applicable) for damage to property incurred by them in any way associated with their participation in the event, on demand from the Organizers.  Entrants will be responsible for removing damaged vehicles and reimbursing any costs borne by the Organizers where they have had to remove a damaged vehicle or make-good damage
    5. Indemnities. Every entrant shall sign the event indemnity before taking part in the competition, the indemnity being set out on the Entry Application Form.
      Entrants are reminded that normal car insurance policies may not cover cars whilst in competition. Life insurance policies may also not be valid in such circumstances. Vehicle Third Party property and/or comprehensive insurance is the sole responsibility of the Entrant
    6. The organizers reserve the right to abandon or amend the event or any part of the event if necessary. Weather changes may have no bearing on continuation of stages or results
    7. Protests must be made in accordance with a national permit and licensing body regulations, to be advised.
    8. Replacement vehicles may be used at the discretion of the Rally Directors, and only after Scrutineering approval.
    9. A speed limit of 10km/h will apply in pits, paddock and spectator areas.
    10. All loose objects must be removed from the vehicle cabin at competition driving stages.
    11. Performances electronically recorded by participants will not be accepted by the organizers or Stewards as evidence for protests.
    12. In the event of an accident, where participants are not injured, they are required to remove event identification stickers from their vehicle as soon as possible. Participants may not discuss accidents which occur during the event with the media. Officials should be advised as quickly as possible.
    13. Following an accident, a car may only continue in the event with the approval of the Scrutineer, Steward or a Rally Director.
    14. Accommodation options, Support Crew details, information on social activities and other relevant information will be circulated to participants well in advance of the event.
    15. Please note that these Regulations are in draft format and the Organizers reserve the right to update and change as necessary before final approval. The final version will be distributed to participants once approved.