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Brit Butt Rally 2018 Rules

  • Motorcycle / Rider requirements
    • A1: A valid driver's licence, registration document and MOT (if required) shall be presented for inspection prior to the start of the rally. Failure to provide required documents may result in disqualification.
    • A2: Riders must sign an acknowledgment of risk/releases as required by the rally master.
    • A3: The motorcycle must comply with all applicable UK standards for road use.
    • A4: Swapping motorcycles during the rally will result in the Competitor forfeiting 50% of their final points total.
    • A5: The motorcycle odometer must be operational for the start of the rally. If it fails then you must inform the rally master and may use your sat nav ODO' providing it was zeroed at the start.
    • A6:
      • a) Failure to complete rally check in procedures within the established deadline will result in disqualification.
      • b) All interpretations of these rules shall be made by the Rallymaster. A rider not happy with the rally master's decision may ask for the President to review the decision. Once a decision is given by the President it will not be subject to review by any other person or entity and will not be discussed further.
      • c) Verbal instructions issued by the Rallymaster and his team are not intended to override the written rules or Rally book. In all cases the written word will apply.
    • A7: The motorcycle shall, at all times, travel under its own power. Therefore, if your motorcycle breaks down and cannot be repaired at that location, you cannot finish the rally on it.
  • Auxiliary Fuel Systems
    • B1: Motorcycles do not require an auxiliary fuel system. However, this does not prohibit their use.
    • B2: Auxiliary fuel systems must:
      • 1. Be of a rigid construction firmly mounted to the motorcycle and be an integral part of the vehicles fuel system. No movement is permitted. Bungee cords are prohibited.
      • 2. Not be constructed of anything other than metal unless previously approved by the rally's technical team.
      • 3. The fuel tank must be vented.
      • 4. If a fuel pump is used, it must be properly wired and fused.
      • 5. Fuel lines must not interfere with the operation of the motorcycle.
      • 6. Overall motorcycle fuel capacity is limited to 43.5 litres.
    • B3: The rally master may measure fuel capacity at any time deemed necessary.
    • B4: Petrol cans / containers of any size must not be carried at any time during the rally. Failure to comply will result in disqualification from the rally and all future IBAUK events.
    • B5: There will be no fuel log to complete.
  • Rider Conduct.
    • C1: Any attempt at cheating will result in disqualification.
    • C2: Riders must not obtain outside help in planning their route. This does not preclude riders who intend to ride as a team from planning a route together.
    • C3: Riders must not obtain any outside help in obtaining bonus points.
    • C4: Riders may not be accompanied by persons not entered in the rally, ie. a friend may not ride with you either as a pillion or on his own bike.
    • C5: Riders should act in a sportsman like fashion at all times.
    • C6: Wheelies, burnouts, donuts or similar riding will result in instant disqualification.
    • C7: Sponsorship is allowed. A rider shall disclose, prior to the start, any sponsorship obtained. Sponsorship shall not give a competitor any unfair advantage. Whether the sponsorship provides unfair advantage will be decided by the rallymaster.
    • C8: If you are travelling with a pillion passenger, they must not at any time, operate the Motorcycle.
  • Bonus collecting
    • D1: The rally is not a scavenger hunt. We expect you to follow the instructions for the bonus.
    • D2: Rally flags, unique to each rider, must be clearly visible in every photographic bonus. On the encapsulated rally flag will be your rider number. At each bonus the rider must also add the bonus number and odometer reading. Each rider will be supplied with an erasable marker pen to add this detail. If these details are not visible then the bonus will not be awarded.
    • D3: Your pictures must be taken with smartphone that allows you to immediately email your picture to the rally email address for scoring. It is the riders responsibility to make sure that they send the correct photo with the correct details on it.
    • D4: Each rider will receive a unique rally flag. Do not lose it. It will not be replaced. If your lose your flag you may continue collecting bonus points on the condition that your face is clearly visible in all subsequent photos along with the bonus item and a sign of your own making with bonus number and odometer written on it. If you are riding with a pillion or as a team all riders must be in the photo.
    • D5: Other rider's rally flags must not be disturbed, picked up or tampered with if discovered on the rally.
    • D6: If participating with a pillion passenger, the passenger must appear in each photo. If the bonus states "you must appear in the photo" then both of you must appear.
    • D7: There will be no bonus claim sheets.
    • D8: Scoring will be collated during the rally from the pictures emailed in. You need to take great care that your pictures comply with the rules and rally book.
    • D9: All pictures that do not comply will be reviewed by the Rallymaster whose decision is final.
    • D10: At the final presentation riders will be informed of any bonus pictures that did not comply and the reason why.
  • Teams
    • E1: You must inform the rally master before the start if you intend to ride as a team
    • E2: If you start as a team you must finish as a team to be a finisher
    • E3: There will only be one set of scoring to apply to all riders in the team
    • E4: Rally bonus pictures must include one of the team
    • E5: You nominate which bike should be used for the official mileage