"Rally Maya Mexico" is an international TSD (regularity rally) event organized by Rally Maya Mexico, S.A. de C.V., rally rules will be enforced in order of priority:
– GENERAL RULES
– TECHNICAL RULES
– 2020 EVENT CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS AND GENERAL PROGRAM
Any conflict of rules will be resolved using a ranking scale.
All drivers and event officials are subject to these rules and attached schedules.
1.1.1. Only Rally Maya Mexico, S.A. de C.V. is authorized to modify these rules. Violations of the rules will be reported to a race commissioner who will decide on what penalty to apply.
1.1.2. The Rally Director is in charge of enforcing these rules and applying the conditions of the 2020 Rally Maya Call for Participants and General Program, and will report any significant incident to the event commissioners.
1.1.3. Anything not expressly authorized in these rules is prohibited.
1.2. Official Language of the Event
1.3. Rule Interpretation
In case of a dispute over the interpretation of these rules, Rally Maya Mexico, S.A. de C.V. shall have the final decision.
1.4. Application Date
These rules are applicable for the 2020 Rally Maya Mexico event.
2.1. Rally Start
The Rally will start officially on the administrative inspection date, and competition will begin at the first checkpoint.
Is the official voice of the rally and will be used to modify, clarify or add information to the call for participants and General Program.
Information bulletin prepared by the Rally Director or commissioners.
2.4. Control Area
Marked area in front of each checkpoint which must be used by all competing vehicles.
The crew of each vehicle must contain a driver and copilot both of whom are required to have a valid driving license. All extra occupants of the vehicle are subject to an additional fee. Competing vehicles during any stage may only be driven by persons registered for the event.
The final decision on any dispute will be handed down by the Rally Director or commissioners after due deliberation and enquiry.
2.7. End of the Rally
The Rally will officially end with the Final Classification announcement.
2.8. Transit Stage
Refers to a specific distance between two points in the Rally during which the reference #, odometer distance, partial time, fixed speed, signs and specific instructions must be followed, taking into consideration the ideal time set for each participating vehicle.
2.9. Regularity Stage
Refers to the distance between two set points on the route during which all MARKERS, ROAD SIGNS and other SIGNALS must be obeyed as well as the instructions indicated in the reference #, odometer distance, partial time, fixed speed, signals and detailed instructions, taking into consideration the ideal time set for each competing vehicle.
2.10. Official Noticeboard
This is the event noticeboard on which official bulletins, communiqués, results and any other information will be posted by the organizer.
2.11. Road Log
Contains all the information regarding the Rally route.
2.12. General Program
Official general document prepared by the Organizing Committee containing detailed information about the Rally for the public.
Official document prepared by the Organizing Committee containing the dates, times and activities scheduled for each day of the Rally.
2.14. 2020 Rally Maya Call for Participants and General Program
Official document prepared by the Organizing Committee containing the Rally rules in detail.
2.15. Servicing Areas
Specific locations indicated in the Road Log in which maintenance teams may perform work on a vehicle.
2.16. Staging Areas
These areas as described in the Road Log are zones in which vehicles must be parked in a predefined order and in which NO maintenance or repairs are allowed. Only event organizers, drivers listed in the Road Log, or persons authorized by the Rally Director or the commissioners will be admitted.
3-. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Refers to a committee appointed by Rally Maya Mexico, S.A. de C.V. to organize the Rally. This committee will be made up of a chairman, secretary and persons in charge of different areas.
A committee made up of three members including a chairman.
FIVA representative at recognized events.
4.3. Competitor Relations Officer
Provides competitors with information and clarifications. Is clearly identified and available at all times.
5-. ADMISSIBLE VEHICLES
Participating vehicle must be considered Classics and/or Ancestor vehicles manufactured over 40 years ago, they must be 90% original, street legal with valid documents, license plates and owner registration.
5.1-. Vehicle Categories
Admissible vehicles will be classified as follows:
– Category "A" – up to 1949
– Category "B" – 1950 to 1969
– Category "C" – 1970 to 1980
Persons wishing to participate in the event must send the Technical Committee a description of their vehicle and its history along with photographs and supporting documents.
The Technical Committee will review all applications by March 31, 2020 to determine eligibility. Their decision is final.
The category placement deciding factor will be the year of manufacture. The technical committee's decision to reassign units to different categories, based on original power figures – either more or less than average for the category in which the vehicle was assigned by its year of manufacture – will be final.
A higher or lower horsepower vehicle may be reclassified to a different category based on a technical review of its specifications in order to compete with the speeds and times shown in the Road Log corresponding to the reassigned category, such exceptions are the exclusive call of the technical committee and decisions are final.
Prizes for reclassified vehicles will be awarded based on the number of points obtained in the category corresponding to the year of manufacture and compared with the results achieved by other competitors in that category.
6-. DRIVING LICENSES
All drivers must have a valid driving license allowing them to operate a vehicle on the rally route.
7-. REGISTRATION AND REQUISITES
Participation in the rally is limited to 100 vehicles. Entrants will be considered only if the forms presented are completely filled out and delivered by the registration closing date along with supporting documentation and two photographs of the vehicle, two photographs of the driver, two photographs of the copilot and when the fee is fully paid. Registration will remain open until the date and time indicated in the 2020 Rally Maya Call for Participants and General Program. The selection criteria are set by the Rally Maya Mexico Technical Committee recognized by the Mexican Federation of Antique and Collection Vehicles A.C., all decisions are final.
Minors between the ages of 12 and 17 require written parental consent to participate in the Rally and must meet the same requirements as other competitors including holding a valid drivers license.
All participating vehicles are required to have third-party liability vehicle insurance covering them on federal highways during the event.
9-. INSTRUCTIONS AND COMMUNICATION WITH DRIVERS
They Commissioners and Rally Director will inform the drivers of any situation through official BULLETINS and COMMUNIQUÉS that will be posted on the Official Rally Noticeboard or announced by electronic communication during the event.
Any incident or situation involving a competitor or member of the organization must be reported to the Rally Director. Depending on the seriousness or circumstances of an incident, the Rally Director may presented to the commissioners for a decision and possible penalty.
ALL ADVERTISING ON THE VEHICLES THAT COMPETES WITH OFFICIAL RALLY SPONSORS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
VEHICLES MAY NOT DISPLAY ANY ADVERTISING NOT PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COMMITTEE.
ANY VEHICLE DISPLAYING UNAUTHORIZED ADVERTISING WILL BE DENIED PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT AND WILL FORFEIT THE REGISTRATION FEE.
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to deny participation or registration to any vehicle displaying unauthorized advertisement. The decision to bar a participant will be made exclusively by the organizer, Rally Director or the commissioners, and will be final.
12-. NAMES OF THE DRIVER AND COPILOT
The names of the driver and copilot may appear only once on each side of the vehicle over a space no larger than 6 x 40 cm (2.25 x 15.75 inches) including a mention of each one's blood type.
The name of a competitor's base of origin can be shown in letters no larger than 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inches) on either side of the vehicle.
13-. DRIVER BEHAVIOR
Drivers are required to obey all local traffic laws, drive defensively and follow instructions provided by the event Director. Leaning any part of the body outside a moving vehicle is strictly prohibited. Participants are responsible for removing the competitor number and rally plates from their vehicle after the event.
13.1. All competitors must conduct themselves in a sporting manner.
13.2. Potentially hazardous driving or exhibitions ARE NOT ALLOWED unless they have been previously authorized and are held in a specific location equipped with the necessary safety features.
13.3. Vehicles must travel only in the same direction as the Rally, failure to do this may result in penalties.
13.4. All traffic laws must be obeyed throughout the event. Any infraction resulting in a ticket from the police could result in additional penalties.
The commissioners may impose the following penalties:
(See Schedule I for a list of applicable penalties)
15-. QUESTIONS, PROTESTS AND APPEALS
Protests must be submitted in writing accompanied by a $5000.00 MXN deposit. The deposit will only be returned if the protest is justified.
Protests over a registration, classification, driver or vehicle must be submitted no later than one hour before the end of the pre-event Technical Inspection.
Complaints about the structure of groups or categories must be presented no later than one hour before they are published.
Errors or differences related to the official results must be reported within 30 min. of their publication.
15.2. General Rules
When registering, participants must:
Declare that they are familiar with and shall obey these rules and their schedules;
Recognize Rally Maya Mexico, S.A. de C.V. as the sole legal authority of the event. – Therefore they waive their right to present a claim before any authority with respect to matters involving the behavior of organizers or running of the event. – Participants hereby release Rally Maya Mexico, S.A. de C.V., the event organizers and officials from any liability for damages caused by third parties or participants, other drivers, passengers, employees, loss or theft of personal belongings.
The Organizing Committee is not liable for any theft, damage or accident suffered or caused by competitors before, during and after the event. All competitors participate at their own risk.
16-. TECHNICAL INSPECTIONS AND RULES
Vehicles must arrive for inspection in 90% original condition, running properly and in good aesthetic appearance, with the numbers and rally plates installed.
The following items will be inspected:
– Competitor number and rally plates properly installed on either side of the car, and front and back;
– Windshield wipers;
– Headlights and brake lights;
– Turn signals;
– Condition of tires;
– Equipped with a 2 kg ABC type fire extinguisher or its equivalent fastened in the passenger compartment;
– Valid license plate;
– Emergency road hazard kit.
Vehicles are required to comply with every inspection item or they will not be allowed to compete. All decisions are taken after the commissioners hear the Technical Director's report, and are final. The registration fee is nonrefundable in case of a failed inspection.
Vehicles must be in excellent mechanical condition and comply with all laws governing vehicles on public roads; only street legal tires are allowed. So-called "slicks" are prohibited. Brakes, suspension, cooling and electrical systems only may be modified.
Competing vehicles can be equipped with no more than two additional headlights which must be positioned at the front of the vehicle between and no higher than the original headlights. They must be aimed frontwards and aligned in accordance with traffic laws. Spotlights are strictly prohibited. The maximum headlight diameter allowed is 21 cm (8.25 inches); rectangular headlights may be no larger than 200 cm² (31 in.²).
The organization can require the removal of additional headlights that are not comply with the spirit of the rules. This particular criteria has always been applied with consideration for the vehicle's originality and appearance.
No type of siren, red or blue flashing lights or strobes may be used.
16.1. The commissioners together with the Technical Director may grant additional time to allow a vehicle comply with these conditions.
16.2. In the event that a competing vehicle is involved in an accident that may affect its road worthiness or the safety of its crew, that vehicle will be inspected by the Technical Director who will then report to the Routing Director and recommend whether or not that vehicle may continue to participate in the event, if authorized by the commissioners.
17-. MAINTENANCE AREAS AND SUPPORT
17.1. PARTICIPANTS WHOSE SUPPORT VEHICLES PASS THE SWEEPER CAR AND/OR TRAVEL BETWEEN THE COMPETITORS WILL BE PENALIZED; SUPPORT VEHICLES MUST REMAIN BEHIND THE SWEEPER CAR. IF FOR ANY REASON THE SWEEPER IS NOT PRESENT, SUPPORT VEHICLES MUST REMAIN BEHIND THE LAST COMPETITOR.
17.2. Vehicle maintenance or repairs may be performed only at the end of a stage (group of sections). The areas where such work may be performed will be announced in a bulletin. Support vehicles are not allowed to park in areas reserved for competition vehicles. Repair or maintenance work may continue at the arrival location at the end of each stage.
17.3. Maintenance areas can be set up at the arrival location at the end of each day, however, not all arrival locations are able to provide an appropriate area, nonetheless, support vehicles may not in areas reserved for competitors.
18-. OFFICIAL TIME AND CLOCKING SYSTEM
The official event time will be Mexico Central Time UTC -6, with minutes and seconds synchronized by the event's satellite clocking system. The precise time will be provided by a Rally official every day at departure.
*The official event timing system will be MiRally Crono which can be downloaded into a smartphone with Android or iOS operating system. The application is continually linked to a satellite (the precise configuration will be published in a bulletin). Use of this device is mandatory for all crews who will also be responsible for keeping it connected at all times during regularity competitive stages whether limited or transitory, otherwise the points obtained during each stage cannot be counted.
An old-fashioned manual backup clocking system will be kept by rally officials using chronometers synchronized with the official event time.
19-. STARTING ORDER
The initial starting order and the departure order for each subsequent section will be explained in the 2020 Rally Maya Call for Participants and the General Program, or by the Rally Director and confirmed by the commissioners through official postings on the Rally Noticeboard.
Rally officials stationed at each checkpoint will record the precise hour, minute and second at which each competitor passes through. Vehicles may not stop less than 20 m before a checkpoint.
Differences with the ideal time will be penalized.
Visible checkpoints will be set up all along the route, they will be marked and identified to ensure that drivers follow the route established by the event organizer. Competitors who miss a checkpoint will be excluded from that day's rankings. Start and Finish checkpoints will always be identified.
20.3. Hidden Checkpoints
Hidden checkpoints can be set up at any point in the Regularity and Control Limited stages.
20.4. Visible Checkpoints
These checkpoints will always be completely visible to competitors and located at the start and finish of connector/transit and limited sections. Their location will be marked in the Road Log. It is the organizer's choice whether or not to set up a checkpoint at the start or finish of a stage when the preceding or following stage is a Regularity.
20.5. Secret Checkpoints
These control points will be located throughout the route in order to ensure that ideal time and average speed are respected. Clocking at these points will be to the second.
Competitors will be penalized one point per second of difference with the ideal time.
20.6. Time Checkpoints
Time checkpoints will be located throughout the route and clocking will be to the second .
Competitors must wait outside the control area and only enter when it is their assigned time.
Any vehicle stopping less than 20 m from a checkpoint line will be penalized 100 points.
21-. RUNNING OF THE RALLY
21.1. Pace Car
There will be a pace car at the head of every group of 30 competing vehicles. It is absolutely forbidden to pass the official car identified as Pace Car 1. Competitors in the second group of vehicles – starting at 31 – may not get ahead of the official car identified as Pace Car 2 and so on successively for every group of 30. Unless they are told to proceed by the pace car official, the crew of a vehicle passing a pace car will be penalized.
The starting countdown at the beginning of the Rally as well as the daily starting countdown is given individually for each vehicle while it is fully stopped with the engine running.
Starts will be announced out loud with the following sequence:
– 20 seconds
– 10 seconds
– 5 seconds
– 0 start
The last 5 seconds are counted down one by one. If a competitor slated to start is unable to advance they will be allowed a push start. Competitors will leave at intervals of 30 seconds unless instructed otherwise.
For the other sections, competitors will leave without a countdown exactly at the hour, minute and second (Ideal Time) shown in the Road Log.
Note: The next day's number will be assigned by luck of the draw.
The finish will be shown in the Road Log as FINISH LINE, as described in the Rally Maya 2020 Call for Participants and General Program.
21.4. Rejoining the Rally
Crews who due to technical reasons failed to be counted at one or several checkpoints (some of which may have been secret) may be readmitted on the following day with a penalty of 100 points for each checkpoint after their exclusion or withdrawal, on condition that the Rally Director receives a written request of their intention to continue within 30 min. after the day's results are announced. Each case will be decided separately by the Director and the decision is subject to approval by the commissioners. This exception does not apply to the last stage.
21.5. Maximum Time
A competitor will be considered "off time" if they pass a checkpoint 15 min. or more ahead or behind their ideal time.
21.6. Timing and Distance Instruments
The choice of timing and distance measuring instruments is open.
21.7. Cancellation or Elimination of a Stage
Upon request from the Rally Director and subject to approval by the commissioners, an official stage may be canceled for safety reasons, due to omission or error in the Road Log or to a mistake in the data collection system or errors by checkpoint officials.
Categories will be classified as follows and the results divided into:
– RESULTS FOR CATEGORY
Category "A": up to 1949
Category "B": 1950 to 1969
Category "C": 1970 to 1980
– GENERAL RESULTS
The overall Rally Maya Mexico 2020 winner will be the competitor who earns the lowest number of points. In the event of a tie in the general classification the oldest vehicle will be declared winner.
Competitors may be excluded from a classification for any of the following reasons:
- Competitor number not visible on their vehicle;
- Failing to follow the official route;
- Arrival at a checkpoint more than 15 min. early or late in relation to their ideal time;
- Missing a checkpoint;
- Reckless driving;
- Entering an unregistered vehicle;
- Removing official advertising from a vehicle;
- Rude behavior towards other participants, in the event commissioner's judgment. Decisions are final;
- Needing a tow during any part of the official route or over connecting roads during the competition;
- Failing to obey traffic laws;
- Crossing a checkpoint going the wrong way;
- Leaning out of a moving vehicle is subject to the maximum penalty at each checkpoint and can result in exclusion from the ranking;
- Competitors who fail to cross the final finish line will be excluded from the ranking.
23-. PUBLISHED RESULTS
Competition results will be announced every day during the awards dinner and at the closing event.
Trophy for the first three winners in the General category
Trophy for the first three winners of each stage in each category.
Trophy for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Rally Maya Mexico Elegance winners and services.