What is a classic regularity race ?
The Princesses Rally is a regularity rally, registered in the FFSA calendar (French Motorsport Federation). It accepts French competitors as those from abroad.
The test is over 5 days - 5 Stages 300-350 km a day and takes place mainly on the back roads of France (nationals and highways have no interest in this type of event, if not to go from one point to another).
A regularity test has the stages of "connections" and "special" but said Regularity sector (SR).
The regularity is to follow an average given by the organization depending on the age of your vehicle.
Example: if you have a Triumph 60s your average will be 50 km / h. You know the departure of the regularity sector, but you do not know the finish, which is secret so that you can keep as close to the average 50 km / h.
You guide you with a road book, a stopwatch and a retrotrip (tripmaster mechanical) that lets you know the partial and total distances.
- The role of co-pilot is very important because she will punctuate the driver conduct - like: speeds you're late, you're too slow ahead, continuing as we are perfectly in sync with our average.
- The road book is very specific: it tells you the part away and the odometer, the box design, and the ideal time you have to do to get into each box.
- The pros complement their daily road-book with the average time of all 300m even every 100m to be closer to the average imposed on them.
Advertising on vehicles
Personnal Crew Sponsors :
It is allowed to the crews to affix freely advertising on their vehicles as far as this one
- Is not against the current legal requirements
- Do not distort the historic character of the car.
Except the partners event advertising the Princesses Rally allowed you to have your own sponsors in order to have all the budget.
You can also contribute for a charity or humaniterian which means a lot to you in your region.
Sponsors of the event:
In order that the Princesseses Rally comes the nice event and to give notoriety, it need sponsors.
So we thank a lot all the sponsors which are at our sides since 15 years.
The organisation advertising will be :
- 2 Circular plates on both doors (obligatory)
- 2 rally metal plates (obligatory)
- 2 Organizer’s partners stickers (obligatory)
Their absence during the rally will result in a penalty ranging from 100 seconds to 100 € until the disqualification.
REPURCHASE OF ADVERTISING
In case a competitor does not wish to affix the optional advertising of the rally partners, he has the option to redeem through an increase in the entry fee of 50%.
The TRIPY GPS
For the five year your vehicle shall be equipped with a TRIPY GPS, which checks perma- nently your itinerary and will record the intermediate time keeping points during the regularity tests
If it is new to the Rallye des Princesses, it is not for other great organizations indeed there for 10 years on our Rallye Neige & Glace. Patrick Zaniroli had imposed it on the Dakar Rally when he was event chairman and strongly advised to the Monte Carlo Historic organizers to use it and they did.
Take the opportunity to answer several questions about the Tripy and reassure you:
Tripy is a small equipment developed by our Belgian friends - At these early stages, it was essentially made for motocross.
This is a timing system and satellite setting time.
For one regularity start it allows us to do between 5 and 10 arrivals. A steward gives you the start, 4,3,2,1 ... but there is no one at the arrivals because your time are taken by satellite.
For added security, our friend José Bailly, rankings professional on all our rally, will be at HQ Race and will be able to follow you instantly. With this system, you will almost have your results "live" on your smartphone ... not bad, is not it?
Stewards always give you departure, you will always have a road book to find your way and still need your tripmaster to locate your distance.
You will find here after the APPENDIX 3 - extract from the 2015 Regulations of the Rallye des Princesses
Read it very well - to install the TRIPY, you will need to prepare before hand fit your vehicle with an electrical connection - according the technical specifications.
Tripy : http://www.tripy.eu/fr
Classifications : http://www.jbtimeconcept.be/