REGULATIONS FOR THE TOP PART WEST COAST RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
PERMIT NO: P010/2019
The TOP PART WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP is being organised by the West Coast Championship Committee and will be
hereafter referred to as the Championship Promoters. There are 6 nominated rounds for 2019
1. 24/02/2019 Birr Stages Rally Link to Club Web Page
2. 07/04/2019 Circuit of Kerry Stages Rally Link to Club Web Page
8. 02/06/2019 Circuit of Munster Stages Rally
4. 14/07/2019 Sligo Stages Rally
5. 25/08/2019 Galway Summer Stages Rally
6. 15/09/2019 Clare 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 Sligo Stages Rally.
2 starters points for Galway Summer Stages Rally and Clare Stages Rally.
A New Bonus Point Scheme has been introduced to this year’s Championship.
For that purpose the six rounds have been split into three Groups:
Group 1 Birr Stages Rally & Kerry Stages Rally
Group 2 Circuit of Munster Rally & Connacht Stages Rally
Group 3 Galway Summer Stages Rally & Clare Stages Rally
A competitor who starts both Birr & Kerry (Group 1) will be awarded 3 bonus points in addition to his / her starter
points and any class points. The same will apply to Groups 2 & 3. These points will be applied to both Class & Overall
points. There is a potential of 9 bonus points to be collected.
The Championship has re-introduced a Team Award for the 2019 season.
A Team consists of 3 cars organised by competitors who will register the Team with the Championship Registrar
50 points will go to the highest team member in the overall standings and 1 point less in descending order to
the remaining members of each team. The Team with the most points at the end of the Championship will be
presented with the award at the Championship Prize Giving
All starters’ points will count for final results. Competitors must start 3 events to qualify the best 4 results will count for
final results. TO QUALIFY FOR AN AWARD EACH COMPETITOR MUST START AT LEAST 3 EVENTS.
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 Sligo Stages Rally. Competitors who have registered prior to this but cannot
qualify IE. Start 3 out of 3 will not be awarded any further points.
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.
Once a competitor has registered in a class and then wants to change class, the onus is on the competitor to re-
register in the new class
Priority entries. The organisers will ensure that the first 3 competitors in classes 2,3,6,7,9,12,13,14,15,16,16A,18,20 &
First 2 competitors in classes 1, 5 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.
A registration fee of €20 per competing car for this championship.
To register visit the Championship table at paper scrutiny at each event or contact,
Old Dublin Road,
Top Part West Coast Rally Championship
The Championship will include the following classes:
For a full list on classes please refer to the current Motorsport Ireland yearbook,
APPENDIX 29.1 – CLASSES FOR ALL STAGE RALLIES:
For further details on requirements for cars in classes 1 – 7 refer to www.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 Clubman’s cars are restricted to a maximum engine
capacity of 3500 cc.
. See also ‘Notes on Classes', Appendix 29.1
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) Overall Junior Winner
(3) Highest placed Group N
(4) Highest placed 2wheel drive.
(5) 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Class
(6) The Pat Dowling memorial Shield will be awarded to the winning co-driver in class 12
(7) A merit award may be presented at the discretion of the organising committee. Competitors can only win one
award in overalls or classes
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.
Queries will only be dealt with up to 14 days after publication of provisional TOP PART WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP
Queries: Complaints and queries in relation to the Championship shall be made in writing or e-mail 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.westcoastrallychampionship.comand on the PARTICIPATING CLUBS WEBSITES AS
LISTED ON THE COVER.
A 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.
In the event of the nominated stage being interrupted and scratch times given, or the stage is cancelled the Drive of the
day will move to the same stage on the next loop. (E.g. If the nominated stage was SS2 the DOD would move to SS5 and
if SS5 was interrupted or cancelled the DOD would move to SS8. In the unlikely event of the third loop being interrupted
or cancelled, the DOD will be withdrawn.)
The Drive of the Championship will be announced at the Championship Prize Giving and the winner will be selected
from the winners in the 6 rounds
In order to be eligible for championship points Rally 2 finishers must comply with Appendix 29 Article 13 of the Current
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