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  • Derek Pollock Memorial Rally - Regulations *CANCELLED*

    Announcement: The first running of the Club Triumph Derek Pollock Memorial Rally, a 12 Car Navigational Rally, will take place on Sunday 20th June, 2021 starting at 08:30 and finishing at approximately 14:30. The start and finish venue is The Lytton Arms, Old Knebworth, Herts. SG3 6QB. www.thelyttonarms.co.uk

    Jurisdiction: The event will be held under the general rules of Motorsport UK as a 12 Car Navigational Rally and those supplementary regulations and any written instructions that the organising club may issue for the event. Motorsport UK Route Approval and Permit is being applied for.

    Eligibility: The event is open to all members of Club Triumph. Both driver and navigator must be members and be in possession of, or be able to prove that they have applied for a Motorsport UK RS Clubman licence.

    Vehicles: The event is open to crews of two in any model of Triumph or Standard motor car. Other vehicles can be used, but no points towards the Club Triumph championships will be awarded.

    Officials: Clerk of the Course: Nigel Abdullah (07970 473 986), Assistant Clerk of the Course: Dale Barker (07887 991 667).

    Entries & Meals: The Entry Fee is £25 [including VAT] per crew, which includes a breakfast roll per person, to be pre-booked. Please complete the booking forms so that we can forward them to The Lytton Arms in plenty of time.

    Lunch is available at the finish, but we do not intend to take food bookings beforehand. If you do wish to have a lunch please complete the appropriate area within the entry form so that we can inform The Lytton Arms.

    The entry list opens on publication of these Regulations and Entry Form. The early closing date is Sunday, 6th June to guarantee your rolls.

    The entry list closes finally on Sunday, 13th June, but we cannot guarantee food for you after this date. Anyone asking for an entry after this date may be refused. If successful, the full amount will be charged, but breakfast will not be available.

    Refunds for the withdrawal of entry will be made if received prior to the later closing date. Please submit entries online via the website. The Club reserves the right to cancel the event should 5 or fewer crews enter in which case entry monies will be refunded to all crews entered. Maximum entry will be 12 cars. A reserve list will be operated should this number be exceeded.

    Drivers meeting / briefing: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the drivers meeting and briefing, will be held in the car park approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the event. Crews arriving after the briefing may be refused entry to the event. The purpose of this briefing is to ensure that all entrants fully understand the rules and objectives of the event, as explained in this document and supplementary regulations / final instructions, and are made aware of any last minute safety notices or route instructions.

    Documentation / Scrutineering: Signing in will be on the appropriate form circulated once you have sent your entry in. The start venue will be serving rolls and coffee at 09:30.

    All of the required documentation will be handed to crews, in a single envelope to comply with Covid-19 guidelines, at 1 minute intervals beginning at 09:00hrs.

    Vehicles and crew must be insured as required by the Road Traffic Act and the vehicle must be currently taxed and have a valid MoT certificate. It is recommended that vehicles carry a warning triangle, a tow rope, a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher. Please note that any crew arriving at the start with racing numbers attached to their car will be asked to remove them, however vehicles will not be scrutineered. Please remember that this event is not a race and is not timed.

    Objective: The objective of the event is to plot and drive a specific route from supplied route section clues, which will be in a number of differing formats. Along the route there will be code boards to be noted down, thus enabling crews to provide evidence that they have driven the correct route. You will not be required to stop to note down these code boards. Completed code board sheets will need to be submitted to the organisers, either by text, or by photographing the sheet & mailing it. Penalty points (Fails) will be incurred for missed code boards or incorrect code boards noted. These penalty points will be collated at the end of the event to decide the crews’ positions and awards. Sealed envelopes containing the locations of each section end, will be issued so that should crews get lost, they can continue to the next section. An additional penalty will be incurred for opening each envelope. Proof of unopened envelopes will be by displaying them at the finish control. Full details of the scoring system will be provided in the Final Instructions which will be sent to crews in the week preceding the event. This event is not a race and the event as a whole is not timed although there may be one ‘Regularity’ section. Apart from such its competitive aspect is solely by means of avoiding collecting penalty points.

    Costs: All expenses such as car preparation, fuel, etc. are to be met by the crews.

    Awards: Awards will be presented for 1st Overall, 1st Expert and 1st Novice at the finish. Further awards will be presented at the organisers discretion. Points will also be awarded towards the Club Triumph Drivers and Co-Drivers Championships or the Club Triumph Competitors Challenge.

    Route: The route will be approximately 85 miles in length and is split into a number of sections. The route is made up of mainly small country roads passing through a number of small towns and villages in Hertfordshire. The finishing point will be The Lytton Arms.

    Driving Standards: All towns and villages are considered “Quiet Zones” requiring the extinguishing of main beam headlights and auxiliary lamps (if being used) and passage through the area quietly in the highest gear practical. You are at all times required to drive within the requirements of the road traffic act, to observe traffic law, all speed limits and to drive with courtesy to other road users and participants. Failure to do so may lead to exclusion from the event – remember you are representing the club. There will be a Driving Standards Observer at one or more points around the route who will enforce any penalties relating to driving standards, as described within the Final Instructions.

    Control Stops: These are adjudged to be the Start, any additional Stops notified in the Final Instructions and the Finish. All crews must be signed in at each of these. Should you have to withdraw during the event please contact the organisers, whose details will be published and issued as part of the Final Instructions and are given in 17 below.

    Equipment: In addition to the optional safety equipment stated in rule 8, the following equipment will be necessary:

    • OS map used to plot the route is Landranger Map 166, Luton & Hertford reprinted in Feb. 2016 [4 tower blocks on cover].
    • Pencils, eraser, map-board, rally-romer.
    • A suitable clock or watch.
    • A method of measuring distance (in miles, for ease of use) on a 1:50,000 scale OS Landranger map. (Some romers have a suitable scale on a curved edge for this).

    Data Protection Act: Prospective entrants and competitors are advised that information supplied on the entry form will be held on computer and will only be used for the administration of the event. Please be aware that entrants’ names and basic car details may be posted on Club Triumph’s website with the results.

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