Top Part West Coast Rally Championship

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CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS 2015

REGULATIONS FOR THE TOP PART WEST COAST RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2015
PERMIT NO: /2015
ARTICLE ONE 
The TOP PART WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP is being organised by the west coast committee and will be hereafter referred to as the Championship Promoters. There are 6 nominated rounds for 2015
1. 22/02/2015 Birr Stages Rally
2. 19/04/2015 Circuit of Kerry Stages Rally
3. 31/05/2015 Circuit of Munster Stages Rally
4. 30/08/2015 Galway Summer Stages Rally
5. 20/09/2015 Clare Stages Rally
6. 08/11/2015 Kerry Mini Stages Rally
The Promoters may issue Competitor Bulletins by email to all registered competitors. The information contained will also be included in the Top Part West Coast Rally Championship website. Such notices will form an integral part of the Championship Regulations from date of publication.
Starters point will be awarded as follows, 1 point for each of the following events, Birr Stages Rally, Circuit of Kerry Stages Rally, Circuit of Munster Stages Rally and Galway Summer Stages Rally.
2 starters points for Clare Stages Rally and Kerry Mini Stages Rally.

All starters points will count for final results. Competitors must start 3 events to qualify the best 5 results will count for final results. TO QUALIFY FOR AN AWARD EACH COMPETITOR MUST START AT LEAST 3 EVENTS.
ARTICLE TWO
If through Force Majeure any of the above dates are altered or an event is cancelled the Championship Promoters reserve the right to either accept a change of date, substitute a nominated event, cancel that particular round, or alter the number of events on which scores will count.
If an event or part of an event is cancelled due to Force Majeure, Championship Points will only be eligible to be awarded once 50% of the said Event is completed. 
Registrations will close after Round 4 the Galway Summer Stages Rally. Competitors who have registered prior to this but cannot qualify IE. Start 2 out of 6 will not be awarded any further points.
ARTICLE THREE 
Competitors are required to register for the championship before the start of the first qualifying round that they enter. Once registered it is not a requirement that you sign on at subsequent rounds. Drivers and Co-Drivers register and score points on an individual basis. On applying for registration Competitors agree to be bound by these regulations and any amendments subsequently issued.
Priority entries. The organisers will ensure that the first 3 competitors in classes 2,3,6,8,9,12,13,14,15,16 & 20.
First 2 competitors in classes 1,5,7 and up to 4th in classes 4,10,11R and 11F.
First 3 overall competitors receive priority. Provided, that their entries are in order on the closing date the onus is on the competitor to inform clubs of their position in the championship when sending in their entry. 
Registration is free to all competitors for this championship
To Registrar Visit the Championship Table at Paper Scrutiny at each event or
Contact
Gary Leonard,
Tooreeny

Moycullen

Co. Galway 
Tel:0879005617 [email protected]
ARTICLE FOUR
The Championship will include the following classes:

APPENDIX 29.1 – CLASSES FOR ALL STAGE RALLIES:

Class 1 Group N up to 1600 cc (Previously N1 & N2); R1 (up to 1390 cc - VR1A); R1 (1390 to 1600 cc - VR1B)
Class 2 Group A up to 1600 cc (Previously A5 & A6); R2 (1390 to 1600 cc - VR2B); Kit cars up to 1600 cc; Group N 1601 to 2000 cc (Previously N3)
Class 3 Group A 1601 to 2000 cc (Previously A7); R2 (1600 to 2000 cc - VR2C); R3 (atmospheric 1600 to 2000 cc – VR3C); R3 (Turbo up to 1620 cc nominal - VR3T); R3 (Diesel up to 2000 cc nominal – VR3D); Super 1600 cars.
Class 4 Group N over 2000 cc (N4 FIA Appendix J 254)
Class 5 Group R4 (Appendix J 260); Group R5; S2000 Rally (2.0 Atmospheric)
Class 6 All cars homologated in FIA R-GT
Class 7 Group A over 2000 cc (Previously A8); WRC (1.6T); WRC (2.0T); S2000 Rally 1.6T 30 mm Restrictor (also known as Regional Rally Car - RRC)
Class 8 TBN
Class 9 Modified cars up to 1450 cc, 2 wheel drive
Class 10 Modified cars 1451 to 1650 cc, not more than 2 valves per cylinder, 2 wheel drive
Class 11F Modified FWD cars 1451 to 1650 cc, more than 2 valves per cylinder
Class 11R Modified RWD cars 1451 to 1650 cc, more than 2 valves per cylinder
Class 12 Modified cars 1651 to 2100 cc, not more than 2 valves per cylinder, 2 wheel drive
Class 13 Modified cars 1651 to 2100 cc, more than 2 valves per cylinder, 2 wheel drive
Class 14 Modified cars 2101 to 3500 cc, 2 wheel drive. (Max 2 valves per cylinder over 3000 cc)
Class 15 Four-wheel drive cars whose homologation has expired. See notes 3 & 5
Class 16 Juniors (see Article 21)
Class 17 TBN
Class 18 Historics - See Articles 17-19, Appendix 29.1
Class 19 Historics - Appendix K
Class 20 Modified 4 Wheel Drive Cars (4WD) See note 16 on classes

For further details on requirements for cars in classes 1 – 7 refer towww.fia.com Appendix J articles 252 – 261 (Article 260 refers to cars in Group R

2.2. Notes on Classes.
2.2.1. These classes must be included in all Championship events but Clubs may subdivide them if they so wish and/or include additional classes subject to the overall limitation that Clubmans cars are restricted to a maximum engine capacity of 3500 cc.
. See also ‘Notes on Classes', Appendix 29.1


ARTICLE FIVE
The Awards for the Championship will be as follows:
(1) 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall with 1st overall to receive the Michael Farrell memorial trophy
(2) Highest placed Group N
(3) Highest placed 2wheel drive.
(4) 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Class
(5) The Pat Dowling memorial Shield will be awarded to the winning co-driver in class 12
(6) A merit award may be presented at the desecration of the organising committee Competitors can only win one award in overalls or classes
ARTICLE SIX
Overall points will be awarded to the first twenty registered competitors on each event,
20 points going to highest registered finisher, 19 points to the next highest etc. down to 20th placed registered competitor who will receive 1 point. 
In addition, each class will be marked separately with the leading Driver and Co- Driver receiving ten class points, with one point less going to successive places. Points awarded in one class cannot be transferred to another class.
Ties will be decided in favour of the competitor with the greatest number of wins, and failing this the greatest number of second places etc. until the tie is resolved, if further ties remain they will ultimately be decided on the basis of performance in sequential order of events. IE. the first round event will count first and so on. Competitors excluded from events for breach of technical regulations will be dealt with in accordance with Appendix 15 of the MI year book. 
ARTICLE SEVEN
Queries will only be dealt with up to 14 days after publication of TOP PART WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP results. 
Queries: Complaints and queries in relation to the Championship shall be made in writing to the Championship Registrar who shall publish a decision on the matter/s within seven days
Protests: Protests may be made in relation to matters which have been the subject of a decision by the Registrar of the Championship. Such protests shall be subject to a time limit of 14 days after the publication of the decision of the Registrar. Such protests shall be addressed to the Championship Stewards c/o/ Motorsport Ireland and must be in writing and accompanied by the appropriate fee. 
TWO TOP PART SPONSORS DECALS WILL BE PROVIDED AND MUST BE DISPLAYED ON COMPETITION CARS.THESE DECALS MUST BE POSITIONED ONE ON EACH SIDE OF THE CAR 
FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF POINTS.
RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ON www.westcoast-rally.com and on the PARTICIPATING CLUBS WEBSITES AS LISTED ON THE COVER.
ARTICLE EIGHT
A Limerick Motor Centre Hyundai drive of the event will be presented on each round of the Championship for Registered Competitors that complete the entire event. The Championship Registrar will present this Award at the finish ramp at each event. The award will be decided and Judged by the Championship Committee on each event.