Article 1-. Place and Date.
Rally Maya Mexico, S.A. de C.V. organizes the 5th Edition of the International Regularity Rally for classic cars run in the Yucatán Peninsula on May 23 to June 1, 2018.

Article 2.- Rally Maya Organizing Committee.

Article 3-. 2018 Pre-event Activities.

May 23-24: Technical inspections and medicals.

May 23-24: Exhibition in Plaza Andres Quintana Roo and Classic Car parade.

May 25: Starting flag.

The event will begin in the Town of Cozumel, Quintana Roo.

The rally will cover a distance of 1200 km (750 miles) approximately, at an average top speed of 70 km./h (44 mph), divided into the following stages:

May 25 – Town of Cozumel, Q. Roo

May 26 – Punta Venado – Valladolid

May 27 – Valladolid – Chichen Itza

May 28 – Chichen Itza – Merida

May 29 – Merida

May 30 – Merida – Cancun

Article 4-. Eligible Vehicles

Classic cars and and/or cars that are more than 40 years old from the date of manufacture; they must be in 90% original condition, legal to travel on public roads. Each vehicle must have valid license plates, registration, third party vehicle liability insurance, and pilots must hold a license valid for the duration of the event.

Article 5-. Categories

Category "A" – up to 1931

Category "B" – 1932-1949

Category "C" – 1950-1964

Category "D" – 1965-1975

Participants should send a letter to the Technical Committee requesting an inspection of their car and describing its history, including photographs and copies of pertinent documents.

The Technical Committee will review all information received before March 31, 2018 and issue a final decision.

Category exceptions

The decisive factor for assigning a vehicle to any category is its year of manufacture. However, the Technical Committee reserves the right to reassign certain units to another category based on the car's original power rating – whether above or below the average for the category it was assigned due to its year. Their decision is final.

For award purposes, points obtained during the 2018 Rally Maya event will be counted in the category corresponding to the car's year of manufacture and then equated with the points given to other competitors in that category.

Article 6-. Participants and Drivers

Each vehicle may have only the pilot and copilot aboard, both of whom must hold a valid driving license. Persons not registered in the event are not permitted to drive during any of the stages.

Article 7-. Registration Requirements

The event is limited to 100 participants. Only completely filled out registration forms that are submitted with the necessary documents, pictures of the car, two pictures each of the pilot and copilot, will be considered. Registration forms will be accepted until 8 PM April 18, 2018. Participating vehicle acceptance conditions will be announced by the Technical Committee in consultation with the Mexican Federation of Antique and Collection Vehicles. The committee's decision is final.

Written parental consent for minors between the ages of 12 and 17 is required before they can compete. Such minors must also meet the same requirements as other participants including holding a valid driving license.

Article 8-. Advertising

ALL UNAUTHORIZED ADVERTISING ON CARS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Pilot and copilot names may appear once on each side of the vehicle on a surface no larger than 6 x 40 cm and must include their blood type.

The logo or name of each vehicle's place of origin is permitted in a size no larger than 10 x 10 cm on each side. ANY OTHER ANNOUNCEMENT NOT AUTHORIZED BY THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE IS PROHIBITED.

ANY VEHICLES APPEARING WITH UNAUTHORIZED ADVERTISING WILL BE DISQUALIFIED WITHOUT A REFUND OF THE REGISTRATION FEE.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to bar from the event any vehicle carrying unauthorized advertising. Such decisions will be at the Organizer's discretion and final.

Article 9-. Technical Inspection

Vehicles should be presented for inspection in 90% of their original condition, be in perfect working order and appearance, with their Rally number and plates in place.

The following points will be inspected:

– Rally numbers visible on both doors and trunk lid.

– Rally Plates visible at the front and back of the vehicle without obstructing the legal license plate.

– Properly operating wipers.

– Legal headlights.

– Brake lights

– Directional signals

– Roadworthy tires

– 2 kg powder ABC type extinguisher or its equivalent, fastened in the passenger compartment.

– Valid license plates.

– Road hazard signaling kit.

All these conditions must be met before a vehicle can be allowed to participate. Decisions will be taken by the Event Commissioner in consultation with the technical inspectors. Decisions are final and the registration fee will not be refunded.

Vehicles must meet all legal requirements for use on public roads and be equipped only with regular tires. So-called "slicks" are not allowed. Only modifications to the brake system, suspension, cooling and electric systems are permitted.

Cars may be equipped with an additional two lights  installed only at the front of the vehicle between the original headlights and no higher. All headlights must be aimed straight ahead and correctly aligned for use on public roads. Absolutely no swiveling lights may be used.

Circular headlights can be a maximum of 21 cm in diameter. Rectangular headlights can be a maximum of 200 cm².

The Organizers reserve the right to demand removal of any additional lights that do not comply with the spirit of the rules. This condition is governed by a concern for the originality and appearance of vehicles.

Sirens, red or blue rotating or strobe lights are prohibited under federal and local laws.

Article 10-. Departure

The countdown for the start of the event, daily departures and special stages is given individually with the vehicle stopped and the motor running.

Departures will be called out loud as follows for each vehicle:

– 20 seconds

– 10 seconds

– 5 seconds 

– 0 departure

The last 5 seconds are counted down one by one. If a vehicle already under starting order is unable to move it can be pushed. Vehicles will leave at 30-second intervals.

For all other segments, cars will leave at the exact hour, minute and second shown in their road log.

The participating number for the next day will be decided by luck of the draw.

Article 11-. Time and Distance Instruments

Only the following instruments will be allowed in addition to the stock ones: Terratrip, Twin Master, GPS, chronometers. Similar distance measuring instruments may be used as long as the manufacturer's literature indicates that they do not have timing functions. No laptops, tablets etc. may be used.

Article 12-. Pace Car

Liability

The Organizing Committee may not be held liable for theft or any other damage or accidents suffered or caused by the competitors before, during or after the event. All competitors participate at their own risk and expense and are responsible for obeying all traffic laws.

There will be a pace car at the front of each group of 30 automobiles. Competitors must not pass the car identified as Pace Car 1. Competitors whose number is greater than 31 may not pass Pace Car 2, and so on successively every 30 vehicles, unless an official in the pace car indicates otherwise. Crews that do not follow this rule will be penalized.

Article 13-. Support I

TEAMS WHOSE THE SUPPORT VEHICLES PASS THE SWEEPER CAR AND/OR DRIVE AMONG COMPETITORS WILL BE PENALIZED. IF FOR ANY REASON THE SWEEPER CAR IS ABSENT, SUPPORT TEAM VEHICLES MUST REMAIN BEHIND THE LAST COMPETITOR.

Article 14-. Support II

Competitors may receive help at the end of each stage (group of sections) and will be informed by bulletin of the locations where service can be found. Support vehicles may not park in areas reserved for competition vehicles. Service can be performed in designated areas at the end of each stage.

Article 15-. Service Areas

Service areas will be available in some arrival points at the end of each day. However, not all arrival points contain a service area, consequently service vehicles may not be parked in areas reserved for competitors.

Article 16-. Maximum Time

The maximum time allowed for passing a checkpoint late is 15 min. in relation to the ideal time.

Article 17-. Driver Behavior

Drivers must obey all traffic laws, drive defensively and follow the event director's instructions at all times. Leaning out of a car window is prohibited. Participants will be required to remove their race numbers and rally plates at the end of the event.

Article 18-. Penalties

Penalty conditions may be consulted in Attachment 1 of these rules.

Article 19-. Arrival

Arrival will be on May 26, 2019, where indicated in the log.

Article 20-. Classification

Results will be divided by:

– Categories

– General showing

Article 21-. Results

Results will announced each day during the awards dinner and on the last day.

Article 22-. Awards

First, Second and Third place trophies for Overall

First, Second and Third place trophies for each stage in each category

Rally Maya Mexico Elegance Trophy for First, Second and Third place.

Article 25-. Protests

Protests must be submitted in writing along with a MXN5000 that will be returned only if the protest is warranted.

Grievances concerning the validity of an entry, classification, driver or vehicle should be presented no later than one hour after the pre-event Technical Inspection.

Grievances about the composition of groups or categories should be presented within one hour of their announcement.

Grievances about errors or irregularities in the results should be presented within 30 min. of the official announcement.

Article 24-. General Rules

As part of the registration conditions each participant must:

– Accept and promise to obey the Rules and its attachments.

– Acknowledge Rally Maya Mexico, S.A. De C.V. as the competent legal authority of the event.

– Waive their right to any legal action with respect to the decisions of judges or event occurrences.

– Release Rally Maya Mexico, S.A. De C.V., the Organizers and the officials of any open event from all liability arising from any damage caused by third parties, participants, passengers, employees etc..

Article 25-. Official Time

The official time will be that of Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, with minutes and seconds synchronized with WWV, Fort Collins, Colorado. The time is transmitted on frequencies 2.5, 5, 10, 15 and 20 MHz shortwave. A Rally official will announce the time at each departure.

Article 26-. Checkpoints

--There will be visible and declared checkpoints all along the route to ensure that drivers follow the Organizer's instructions. Crews that fail to follow the set route will be excluded from the rating at the end of the day. There will be checkpoints at the Departure and Arrival.

Hidden Checkpoints

– Checkpoints may also be hidden in Regularity and Limited Control stages anywhere along the route.

Visible Checkpoints

--These checkpoints will be visible and located at the beginning and connecting and limited sections. The location will be marked in the Road Log. The Organizer reserves the right to set up a Checkpoint at the beginning or end of such sections when the section before or after is a Regularity section.

There will be Secret Checkpoints throughout the route to ensure that the ideal time and speed are respected.

Differences with ideal time are penalized one point per second.

Time Checkpoints

These are located throughout the route and times will be recorded to the second.

Participants must wait outside the checkpoint area before going through it at the set time.

Early or late times will be penalized one point per second.

No one may stop within 20 m of the checkpoint, penalty for this is 100 points.

Article 27-. Classification

Category "A" – up to 1931

Category "B" – 1932-1949

Category "C" – 1950-1964

Category "D" – 1965-1975

The team with least number of points will be considered the overall winner of Rally Maya Mexico 2018. The oldest vehicle will win in the event of a tie in the overall category.

Exclusion from rating:

  1. a) Failing to show a rally number.
  2. b) Failing to follow the assigned route.
  3. c) Arriving at a Time Checkpoint more than 15 min. late relative to your ideal time.
  4. d) Failing to stop at a checkpoint.
  5. e) Unsportsmanlike conduct.
  6. f) Vehicles with nonregistered participants will be disqualified.

Exception

Cars that fail to pass a checkpoint (including a hidden one) within the maximum delay due to technical reasons may be readmitted the next day and will be subject to a penalty of 100 points for each checkpoint not covered from then on. To be eligible the participant must notify the Director in writing of their intention to continue the event within 30 min. of when classifications are announced. Cases will be decided individually by the Director.

This exception does not apply to the last stage the event.

  1. g) Removing official advertising from the vehicle.
  2. h) Failing to display a participant car number.
  3. i) Unsportsmanlike conduct towards other participants.
  4. j) Failing to obey traffic laws.
  5. k) Participants who are towed over any part of the route, including connecting segments.
  6. l) Participants who pass a checkpoint going the wrong way.
  7. m) Leaning out of a moving car can result in maximum checkpoint penalty or disqualification.
  8. n) Competitors who failed to cross the finish line will be excluded from the final qualification.