Short Extracts of Estonian Rally Regulations
Short Extracts of Estonian Rally Regulations and Estonian
Rally Championship Regulations
- Foreign competitors have to present ASN start permission (stamp on the entry
form, on the reverse side of licence or ASN waiver).
Rally cars, Classes
- Rally cars in compliance with FIA Code Appendix J for groups A, N and R are
eligible. Also cars of national groups according to parent ASN regulations are
- Drivers of national groups are obliged to follow Estonian safety regulations.
Homologated underwear is mandatory in all classes. Head restraint is
mandatory in groups A, N and R and in class E12 (national 4WD).
- The driver’s name, together with the national flags must appear on the rear side
window on both sides of the car, adjacent to the competition number. Height of
the letters is 6 cm (Helvetica, white letters).
- All competition cars must hold valid traffic insurance or Green Card, covering
liabilities towards third party. Estonian Traffic Law is binding throughout the event.
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Foreign entrants with cars registered outside Estonia, should take Traffic
Insurance policies (Green Cards) from home insurance companies.
Both drivers in groups A, N, R and class E12 are obliged to use head and neck supports
homologated by FIA.
Drivers in national group E (only 2wd cars) are obliged to wear racing suits, balaclavas,
underwear, socks, shoes and gloves compatible to FIA 1986 Standard. Co-driver does not
have to wear gloves. SFI-3.3/10;SFI-3.3/15;SFI-3./20 balaclavas, gloves, socks, underwear
and shoes and SFI 3.2A/10; SFI 3.2A/15; SFI 3.2A/20 racing suits are permitted as well.
Recce control card should be returned to rally HQ. Infringements will be reported to the
Stewards who may apply penalties.
Speed limit during reconnaissance is 80 km/h (if it is not reduced by Supplementary
Regulations, Road Book, traffic signs etc.
While driving on the liaisons, as well as during reconnaissance, the headlamps must be
Running of the Competition
Special stages commence from a standing start, with the car with running engine placed on
the starting line. Any car not able to start from the start line within 20 seconds of the signal
will be immediately removed to a safe place.
The Time Card shall be handed to the crew during the last minute before start. The
electronic start procedure shall be clearly visible to the crew from the start line and may be
displayed as a sequential light system.
• 30 seconds before start – 1st blue light switches on
• 15 seconds before start – 2nd blue light switches on
• 10 seconds before start – 3rd blue light switches on
• 5 seconds before start – 1st red light switches on
• 4 seconds before start – 2nd red light switches on
• 3 seconds before start – 3rd red light switches on
• 2 seconds before start – 4th red light switches on
• 1 seconds before start – 5tht red light switches on
• Start – all red lights switch off.
A false start, particularly one made before the signal has been given, will be registered
50 cm ahead of starting line. Blue lights start blinking.
If the start light sequence is different from that, it must be described in the supplementary
- Any crew which has the red “SOS” sign displayed to them, or which sees a car
which has suffered a major accident where both crew members are seen inside
the car but are not displaying the red “SOS” sign, shall immediately and without
exception stop to render assistance. All following cars shall also stop. The second
car at the scene shall proceed to inform the next radio point. Subsequent cars
shall leave a clear route for emergency vehicles.
- If the car has stopped in a special stage a red reflective triangle must be placed in
a conspicuous position by a member of the crew at least 50 meters before the
car’s position. The triangle must be placed to the road even in the case, when car
is not in the racing line. The triangle must be placed to the same side of the road,
where is the car. If possible, it should be placed to the same distance from road
edge with the furthest part of the stopped car.
- In the case of an accident where immediate medical intervention is not required,
the “OK” sign must be clearly shown by a crew member to the following vehicles.
If the crew leaves the vehicle, the “OK” sign must be displayed so that it is clearly
visible to other competitors.
Retirements and Superally
- Retired crews are allowed to restart from the beginning of next Day. A crew which
has failed to complete a Day will be assumed to re-start the rally from the start of
the next Day unless they confirm otherwise with the clerk of the course by
completion of the form located in the rear of the time card and lodging it with the
organiser as soon as possible before the publishing of the start list for the next
- For all crews which restart a time penalty will be applied as follows:
For every stage missed: 5 minutes. This time penalty will be added to the fastest time
of the drivers’ class. Should retirement occur after the last special stage of a Day, the
5-minutes time penalty will be added.
- For the restarting, the cars must be presented to the Scrutineers at least 2 hours
before the time of the start of the next Day.
- Cars are allowed to re-start after getting a permission from Clerk of the Course, Chief Scrutineer and Chief Medical Officer.