Eligibility requirements for Rally Australia
- 30th January 2009, 11:19am
Organisers of Repco Rally Australia have clarified vehicle eligibility requirements for potential competitors in the 3-6 September event in northern New South Wales.
The following vehicles are eligible to enter Repco Rally Australia â€“
Â· World Rally Cars
Â· Group A Cars (A5, A6, A7, A8). Four-wheel drive cars with a corrected cylinder capacity greater than 2000cc must be in conformity with 2005 Appendix J or later.
Â· Group A Kit Cars with a corrected cylinder capacity of less than 1600cc on condition that the homologation is accepted by the FIA as eligible for the Championship concerned.
Â· Group R1, R2 and R3 cars
Â· Group N cars
Â· Super 2000 cars (a regionally homologated S2000 car may be used only in WRC events held in that region)
All these are FIA categories and appropriate FIA regulations apply.
A full list of homologated cars is available from the FIA web site by clicking the link below. The letter in the first column of the list indicates the group in which the vehicle is homologated.
Further information on homologation is available from http://www.fia.com/en-GB/sport/Pages/Homologations.aspx
Homologation for a number of cars, such as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6, has been extended and therefore they are eligible to compete.
Although some competitors have modified vehicles previously eligible under Group N (for example, Mitsubishi Lancer or Subaru Impreza WRX), these vehicles may be able to compete under Group A (class A8) provided the modifications comply with Group A regulations and the relevant FIA homologation.
FIA regulations can require safety items such as seats to meet particular standards.
The regulations outlining these requirements can be found on the FIA web site in Appendix J to the International Sporting Code. However, the Repco Rally Australia organisers are happy to seek answers to any competitorâ€™s specific questions from the Technical Department or the FIA.
As Repco Rally Australia is a full international event, driver and co-driver will require International licences â€“ available from CAMS - and will also need to ensure that all driving apparel complies with FIA regulations. This includes the HANS device and the organisers point out that other braces are currently not acceptable.
Questions about vehicle may be directed to the Rally Office or the CAMS Technical Department.
Potential competitors are invited to register an Expression of Interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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