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The Supplementary Regulations, the Technical Regulations and the Service Regulations, as
well as the Appendices must be considered as the Car / Truck Regulations of 37 th Dakar.
SUMMARY
SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS
1P
DEFINITIONS
1P1
1P2
1P3
1P4
Organising Committee
Event programme
Posting
Competitors’ Department
2P
3P
4P
REGISTRATION
TERMINOLOGY
RULES
4P1
4P2
General
Litigation
5P
9P
REGULATIONS AND PUBLICATION
CONDITIONS
AMENDMENTS TO THE REGULATIONS –
BULLETINS
APPLICATION - INTERPRETATION OF THE
REGULATIONS
QUALIFICATION OF AN EVENT IN AN FIA
CUP
ELIGIBLE VEHICLES
9P1
9P2
General
Eligible Vehicles
10P
11P
12P
TYRES
DATA SYSTEM
CREWS
12P1
12P2
General
Truck Crews
13P
OFFICIALS
13P1
13P2
List of Officials
Competitors’ Relations Officers (CRO)
14P
ENTRIES
14P1
14P2
14P3
14P4
General
Entry requests
Refused start
Cancellation or postponement of the Event
15P
16P
IDENTIFICATION
ADVERTISING
16P1
16P2
16P3
General
Specifics
Colour of the number plates and advertising
17P
MARKING
17P1
17P2
17P3
17P4
General
All Groups
T1 Group
T2 Group
18P
19P
20P
ATTRIBUTION OF RACE NUMBERS
DRIVER’S PRIORITIES
STARTING ORDER
20P1
20P2
20P3
General
Starting Order
Repositioning
21P
ROAD BOOK AND NAVIGATION –
GENERAL
6P
7P
8P
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ROAD BOOK
22P1
22P2
Road Book Lexicon
Road Book
23P
OFFICIAL ITINERARY
23P1
23P2
23P3
General
Respect of Official Itinerary - T4.3 Vehicles
“Public” Zones
24P
FUNCTIONING OF THE GPS
24P1
24P2
24P3
General
Penalties for missing Waypoints
Navigation
25P
26P
27P
28P
UNBLOCKING THE GPS
SPEED CONTROL ZONE – DEFINITIONS
CONTROL PROCEDURE
TRAFFIC - SPEED
28P1
28P2
28P3
28P4
28P5
General
Going through Speed Control Zones
Pulse signal (impulsion)
Speed limits – Road Sections
Maximum speed limits (SS) - Trucks
29P
DRIVER’S CODE
29P1
29P2
29P3
Sentinel function of GPS
Accident
Assistance in the case of an accident of
another Rider / Competitor
Crews’ code
Satellite phone / GSM
Radio and transmissions
Iritrack
On board camera
Oxygen
29P4
29P5
29P6
29P7
29P8
29P9
30P
RECONNAISSANCE AND OPENING OF
THE ROUTE
30P1
30P2
Reconnaissance
Opening the route
31P
SERVICE AND REFUELLING
31P1
31P2
31P3
31P4
31P5
31P6
31P7
General
Car Marathon Stage
Authorised Service
Penalties for forbidden Service
Team Manager
Fuel – Refuelling - Fuel range
Race Vehicle becoming Service vehicle
32P
33P
ENGINE CHANGE
INSURANCE
33P1
33P2
33P3
Assistance / Repatriation
Third Party Cover
Individual Accident Insurance
34P
35P
36P
TIME CARDS
CONTROL ZONES
TIME CONTROLS
36P1
36P2
General
Late at TC at Start of Stage
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36P3
36P4
36P5
36P7
Late at TC at Start of Selective Section
Maximum Time / Target Time
Overrunning of Maximum Time Allowed at TC
at Finish of Stage
Overrunning of Maximum Time Allowed at rest
day
Interviews
37P
PASSAGE CONTROLS
37P1
37P2
37P3
General
Closing Time of Passage Controls
Closing of Passage Controls
38P
SELECTIVE SECTIONS
38P1
38P2
38P3
38P4
General
Interruption of a Selective Section
Safety
Neutralisation
39P
40P
41P
REGROUPINGS
SIGNPOSTING OF CONTROLS
PARC FERMÉ
41P1
41P2
General
Specifics
42P
ADMINISTRATIVE CHECKS AND
SCRUTINEERING
42P1
42P2
42P3
General
Administrative Checks and Scrutineering in
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Administrative obligations
43P
44P
45P
46P
47P
PROTESTS – APPEALS
CLASSIFICATIONS
PENALTIES
PRIZES’ LIST
CREWS’ SAFETY
47P1
47P2
47P3
47P4
47P5
Survival equipment
Equipment
Withdrawals – Disqualification
Closing of the track
Deposits – letter of commitment
36P6
TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
T1P
T1 GROUP
T1P1
T1P2
T1P3
T1P4
T1P5
T1P6
T1P7
T1P8
T1P9
T1P10
T1P11
Width
Fuel tanks
Minimum weight
Petrol engine
Petrol engine, air restrictors
Fuel cooling
Supercharged diesel engine
Diesel engine, air restrictor
Fuel cooling
Position (4x4)
Wheels and tyres
T2P
GENERAL PRESCRIPTIONS
T2P1
T2P2
T2P3
Technical “A.S.O. Elite” Drivers’ list
Tyres
Advertising
T3P
INTEGRATION OF VEHICLES
CONFORMING TO SCORE US
REGULATIONS
T3P1
T3P2
T3P3
T3P4
T3P5
T3P6
Eligible Vehicles
Roll cage conception
Roll cage dimensions
Weights
Tyres’ size
Vehicle width
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T3P7
T3P8
T3P9
T3P10
T3P11
Restrictors
Inflating / Deflating
Misc. safety equipment
Fuel tanks
Fuel
T4P
T5P
T6P
T7P
T2 GROUP
T3 GROUP
TRUCK REGULATIONS (T4.1 GROUP)
TRUCK REGULATIONS (T4.2 GROUP)
T7P1
T7P2
T7P3
T7P4
T7P5
T7P6
T7P7
T7P8
T7P9
T7P10
T7P11
T7P12
T7P13
T7P14
T7P15
T7P16
General
Cab’s characteristics
Safety structure
Cargo bodywork
Chassis
Engine
Gearbox
Axles
Drive shaft
Suspensions
Shock absorbers
Stabiliser bar
Braking system
Wheels and tyres
Lighting system
Vehicle weight
APPENDICES
1
APPLICATION / ENTRY
1.1
1.2
Application / Entry Fee
Cancellation and request for refunds
2
BOAT / PLANES / ACCOMMODATION /
TRIPS
2.1
2.2
2.3
Boat
Liability and maritime insurance
Planes / Accommodation / Trips
3
SAFETY AND NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
Sarsat distress beacon
Iritrack (race)
Telephone / Safety equipment
GPS Equipment
Sentinel function of GPS
Tripy (Service Vehicles Only)
E-track (Service Vehicles only)
4
5
6
7
DAKAR BRANDS - TRADEMARKS
MEDIA COVERAGE
ON-BOARD CAMERAS
DAKAR SERVICE CENTER
SERVICE CREWS / SERVICE VEHICLES
REGULATIONS
AI
SPORTING REGULATIONS
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
ELIGIBLE SERVICE VEHICLES
SERVICE CREWS
BRIEFING
SERVICE CREWS / VEHICLES ENTRY
SERVICE CREWS / VEHICLES
IDENTIFICATION
SERVICE VEHICLES ATTRIBUTION OF
NUMBERS & STARTING ORDER
A6
A6.1
A6.2
Attribution of numbers
Starting order
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A7
CLOCKING-IN / TRIPY
A7.1
A7.2
General
Tripy
A14
A8
SERVICE VEHICLES ROAD BOOK &
ITINERARY
A8.1
A8.2
Road Book
Itinerary
A9
SERVICE CREWS’ CODE
A9.1
A9.2
A9.3
General Behaviour
Accident
Customs formalities
A10
TRAFFIC / SPEED
SERVICE
A11.1 General
A11.2 Penalties for forbidden Service
A12
A13
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A14.2 Scrutineering
A15
SERVICE CREWS’ SAFETY
A15.1 Survival equipment
A15.2 Withdrawal
A15.3 Seat belts / harnesses
A10.1 Speed – Speed Control Zones
A10.2 Maximum speed
A10.3 Speed – Bivouacs / Stages’ towns
A11
SERVICE CREWS’ ADMINISTRATIVE
CHECKS AND SCRUTINEERING
A16
NAVIGATION AND ACCESSORIES
A16.1
A16.2
A16.3
A16.4
Satellite telephone
Radios
Satellite links
Accessories & Navigation
A17
SERVICE CREWS / VEHICLES PENALTIES
AII
SERVICE VEHICLES TECHNICAL
REGULATIONS
INSURANCE
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SUPPLEMENTARY
REGULATIONS
Warning:
In any case, the French version is the official version of the regulations.
The translations into English and Spanish are edited to make the preparation of
the Competitors easier; therefore, in the event of disputes over the translations
and interpretations, the French version is the only one to be considered and
applied.
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ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Organisation Director:
Deputy and Sporting Director:
In charge of Logistics:
Director of External Affairs:
Competition and Competitors’
Relations Coordinator:
President of A.S.A. of Paris Dakar:
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DEFINITIONS
Etienne LAVIGNE
David CASTERA
Marc PHILY
Grégory MURAC
Xavier GAVORY
Etienne LAVIGNE
EVENT PROGRAMME
th
15 May 2014
15th July 2014
1st November 2014
Opening of reception of the race application files.
Closure of the Bikes / Quads application files.
End of reception of the race application files and closure of entries.
20th & 21st Nov. 2014
Boarding of the Vehicles in Le Havre (race and assistance vehicles) and
fixing of safety instruments (Iritrack, GPS - Sentinel, E-track, Tripy).
Scrutineering of service vehicles.
30th & 31st December 2014 Collection of Vehicles in Argentina (the port will be communicated later on).
1st & 2nd January 2015
8.00am-11.00pm & 3rd January 07.00am to 11.00am
Administrative Checks and Scrutineering in Tecnópolis in Buenos Aires then
placing in Parc Ferme in the same place.
2nd January 2015
3rd January 2015
3rd January 2015
7.00pm Service Crews Briefing in Tecnópolis
1.00pm Race Briefing in Tecnópolis
3:00pm – Podium in Plaza de Mayo in front of Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires
4th January 2015
12th January 2015
Start of the 1st Stage: Buenos Aires – Villa Carlos Paz
Rest day in Iquique (Chile) CAR - TRUCK
17th January 2015
17th January 2015
Last Stage Rosario – Buenos Aires
12:00pm – 6:00pm Podium and prize giving in Tecnópolis, in Buenos Aires
in the afternoon (time will be announced by a Bulletin).
(in case there is any change, the new time will be announced by a Bulletin)
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POSTING
All information concerning “Competitors”, classifications and road opening notes, decisions, official
documents, bulletins, notifications, penalties, etc. will be posted at the following locations:
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In Buenos Aires : In the waiting room of the Administrative Checks, on 1st, 2nd and 3rd January
2015;
In Argentina, in Bolivia (CAR) and in Chile, in the Bivouac: From 4th to 17th January 2015, all the
documents signed by the Officials will only be posted on the official notice boards at the Officials' tent
next to the Competitors’ tent.
In Buenos Aires: On 17th January 2015, the Provisional Classification will be posted at the
Competitors’ tent (time will be announced by a Bulletin) ;
The Provisional Classification will become OFFICIAL 30 minutes after.
The Parc Ferme will open (time will be announced by a Bulletin).
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The list of Competitors authorised to take the start will be posted at the exit of the Briefing and at the
entrance of the Parc Ferme in Buenos Aires on 3rd January 2015 at 2.00pm.
For the 2015 edition, Competitors will be able to check all available OFFICIAL SPORTS DOCUMENTS online. The access means will be informed in a Bulletin.
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COMPETITORS’ DEPARTMENT
From Monday to Friday, from 09.00am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 6.00pm.
A.S.O. – Competitors’ Department – A.S.A of Paris Dakar
Xavier GAVORY, Competition & Competitors’ Relations Service Coordinator
Nelly PAVÉE, Benoît LAVIGNE, Claire THOMAS, Victor ALVAREZ ESTEBAN
Immeuble Panorama B – 253 Quai de la bataille de Stalingrad
92137 ISSY LES MOULINEAUX cedex
Tel. : +33 (0)1 41 33 14 60 - Fax : +33 (0)1 41 33 14 69
E-mail: [email protected]
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REGISTRATION
The Paris Dakar Sporting Association is organising, in conjunction with Amaury Sport Organisation
(A.S.O. here after named the Organiser), the 37th Dakar Marathon Cross-Country Rally, named for 2015:
« Dakar Argentina – Bolivia - Chile », an international event to be held from 1st January 2015 to 17th
January 2015, under the aegis of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, of the Fédération
Française du Sport Automobile and of the National Sporting Authorities (ASN) of the countries to be
crossed: Argentina (ACA), Bolivia (FEBAD), Chile (FADECH).
FFSA (ASN) approval: (under process, will be notified by a Bulletin).
To facilitate the Competitor’s understanding, the regulations are translated into English and Spanish. In
case of disagreement concerning the interpretation of the various documents and other publications
edited by the Organizers, only the French version of these current Supplementary Regulations will be
applicable.
In the case of legal litigation, France will be the sole country where cases may be judged before a
tribunal and French law the only one applicable.
The Organiser delegates the entire authority and the sporting power to the Event Officials, these being
responsible of the respect and application of the present Regulations and its appendices.
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TERMINOLOGY
1) Bulletin
The official bulletin is an integral part of the Regulation and is intended to modify, clarify or complete it.
2) ASN
National Sporting Authority.
3) Assistance
Service shall be defined as unrestricted work on a competing Vehicle, or one of its elements, even when
dismounted and/or the physical presence of a person(s) in the vicinity of a competing Vehicle.
Assistance is defined by rules detailed in the present Regulations.
4) Bivouac
a) Zone situated between the Time Controls at the Finish of one Stage and the Start of the next,
where all Competitors regroup; this zone is located in the Road Book. In the Bivouac, servicing is free
between the Competitors still in the race and with Vehicles and/or people registered in the
Service category. It is a closed area, checked and secured, reserved for private use during the Dakar,
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whose access is exclusively and uniquely for persons who have been accredited by the Organiser, as well
as representatives of local public authorities.
b) It is forbidden to circulate at excessive speeds and/or to drive dangerously in the Bivouac
area, on pain of penalties up to and including Disqualification, to be decided upon by the College of
Sporting Stewards. Speed is limited to 20 kph within the Bivouac.
c) Most important teams will be placed in the Bivouac. They will have to follow the rules and
instructions given by the Organiser’s staff.
d) It is strictly forbidden for the 37th Dakar Competitors to display, outside the allocated spaces
within the Bivouac, any kind of visibility support. It is also strictly prohibited to distribute any kind of
product or merchandising (neither for sale nor for free) inside the Bivouac.
For any other promotional activity, the Competitors will, first, have to obtain beforehand the Organiser’s
written approval.
5) Briefing
a) The Briefing will be given by the Organisers’ delegate. The Clerk of Course will attend the
Briefing.
Will be detailed the information regarding safety and the route (amendments to the Road Book). This
information will be posted on the official notice board, after the Briefing.
b) A general « Race » Briefing will be held on 3rd January 2015, at 1.00pm, in Tecnópolis in
Buenos Aires. The information regarding safety and the route will be detailed. This information will be
signed and dated by the Clerk of Course and will be posted on the official notice board.
The presence of at least one member of each Race and Service Crew is compulsory (signature) on pain
of a penalty of €500.
c) From the first Stage onwards, a Briefing will be held each evening at the Bivouac at 08.00pm
(except particular case shown on the Timing), in the Dakar Information Centre (DIC). The presence of at
least one member of the Crew is strongly recommended. On the evening of border crossings and on the
rest day, the Briefing will be held at 07.00pm. After the Briefing, a summary will be posted on the official
boards. It will give important information (Road Book’s amendments) and the GPS code of the next
Stage.
6) Time Card
Document intended for the stamps, in chronological order, of the different control points scheduled on
the itinerary.
7) CH (TC)
Time Control (see Article 36P). If, the Finish Time Control and the Start Time Control of the next Stage
are combined, they must not be further than 5 km from the centre of the Bivouac for the Finish of a
Selective Section and not further than 10 km from the centre of the Bivouac for the Start the next day.
8) Competitor
Physical or legal entity used for the physical or legal person who has entered the Vehicle.
9) PC (Passage Control)
A control zone where the Time Card must be stamped by the Stewards and which must be a WPM, a
WPE or a WPS.
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10) Duration of an Event
The Event starts with the Administrative Checks and/or Scrutineering (including, checks at the loading of
the vehicles at the harbour), includes the Rally and ends upon the expiry of one of the following time
limits, whichever is the later:
 time limit for protests or appeals or at the end of any hearings by the Sporting Stewards;
 end of the Administrative Checks and post-event Scrutineering carried out in accordance with the
Code;
 end of the prize-giving, the Podium and after the opening of the Parc Ferme.
11) DZ
The start of a materialised Speed Control Zone and, when possible, marked by a precise reference
marker and by a WPS or WPE in the Road Book. In case of discrepancy between the two, the Waypoint
will be binding.
12) Event
Is considered to be the Event, the 37th Rally Dakar named for 2015: “Dakar Argentina – Bolivia - Chile”.
13) Crew
“Crew” means the first Driver together with any co-driver(s). It is made up of a maximum of four
persons (a maximum of 3 in T1 and T2, a minimum of 2 for all categories and a maximum of 4 in T4)
who must hold an FIA Driver's and entrant’s licence for the current year, valid for the Event.
14) Stage
Each part of the Event that is separated from the next by a Bivouac within which Service by an
accredited Vehicle is authorised.
Some Bivouacs will be of a Marathon type, no outside Service is authorised; the only authorised service
is between Competitors still racing.
15) Disqualification
Sanction decided by the College of Sporting Stewards, following a severe infringement of the
Regulations.
16) FZ
The end of a Speed Control Zone, marked by a WPE.
17) Pulse signal (Speed Control Zone)
Conforming to the permanent functioning mode of the GPS, a pulse signal is recorded in the GPS.
A pulse signal is recorded every 150 metres over the entire Selective Section and every 500 metres on
Road Sections, with the exception of Village Speed Zones, where it will remain 150 metres.
18) Infringement (Speed Control Zone)
An infringement consists of one or more instances of speeding in one and the same Speed Control Zone,
defined by a DZ and an FZ. A second infringement will come about when one or more instances of
speeding have occurred inside a new Speed Control Zone.
In case of repeated offences during the Event, the third infringement (in 3 different zones) may result,
for all Competitors, in penalties that may go as far as Disqualification, depending on the excess speed
noted.
A Speed Control Zone composed of 2 successive sections having 2 different maximum speeds will be
considered as a sole Speed Control Zone.
19) Official Itinerary
This is represented by the passage through each Waypoint featured in the Road Book (WPV, WPM, WPE,
WPS, DZ, FZ, CP).
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20) Twinning with a bike / quad Event
The interval between the last bike or quad and the first car must be at least 30 minutes as from the first
Stage that includes a Selective Section superior to 20 km.
21) Neutralisation
Time during which the Crews are stopped by the Race Direction.
22) Information note
This is information given by the Organisers and/or the Clerk of the Course to the Crews who, after
reading it, must confirm this by signature. This note will be made available to the Competitors as soon
as possible. An information note cannot amend the Regulations.
23) Officials
The Clerk of the Course, Assistant Clerks of the Course, President of the College of the Sporting
Stewards, the College members, Technical Stewards and the Crews’ Relations Officers are considered as
“Officials”.
24) Parc Ferme
Area in which no assistance, preparation, presence nor intervention is possible, except in the case of
Article 41P.
25) Route
This is defined by the official Road Book of the Event, confirmed by the crew of the opening car.
The route is divided into Stages consisting of one or more timed Selective Sections linked by Road
Sections.
The dividing up of the Selective Sections must be such that the majority of competing Crews can cover
most of the route in daylight. It is prohibited to give the Start of a Selective Section at night. The
maximum length of the Selective Sections per Stage is set at 800 km.
26) A.S.O. Technical Passport for Truck and Buggy T1.3 – T1.4
Document delivered by the Organiser authenticating the race Vehicle depending on the Event technical
and sporting criteria. This passport will be controlled during the Rally Administrative Checks by the
Sporting Stewards.
27) Technical passport
Document delivered by the Competitor’s National Sporting Authority or the FIA. This document identifies
the vehicle in its group. It must be presented to Technical Stewards at any request.
28) PCO/PC Course (Race Control)
Race Control (sporting and safety) and management of interventions.
The PCO will be operational 24 hours a day.
29) Fixed Penalty
a) A Fixed Penalty has been created to replace certain sanctions leading to Disqualification for
failing to respect certain clauses of the Regulations.
It allows the penalised Competitor to continue the Event in normal competition conditions, still being
sanctioned.
b) The Fixed Penalty is expressed in a time which is added to the penalties already incurred by
the Competitor.
c) The Fixed Penalty may be of a different figure for each Selective Section, Road Section or
Passage Control, calculated according to the profile and the difficulty of each of these.
d) The total time attributed to the Competitor affected by the Fixed Penalty, for each Stage, will
be calculated by adding together the Maximum Time Allowed for the Selective Section(s) or Road
Section(s) not covered, increased by the Fixed Penalty of the day for the missing section(s), as well as
for any missing Passage Controls.
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30) Sporting Penalty
A Sporting Penalty means a penalty imposed for: speeding, missing a PC or Waypoint, unsporting
conduct or other violation.
31) Pilots
a) A.S.O. Elite Pilot: Pilot featuring on the A.S.O. Elite list established by the Organiser. The list
will be provisional until the end of the Administrative Checks.
b) Amateur Pilot: All Drivers who do not feature on the A.S.O. list of Elite Drivers, established by
the Organising Committee.
32) Regrouping (Parc Ferme conditions)
a) A halt scheduled by the Organiser to enable the theoretical times to be observed on the one
hand and, on the other, to regroup the Crews still racing. The regrouping time may vary according to the
Crews.
b) The new start will be given according to the order of arrival of Competitors at the entrance of
the regrouping Time Control. The first ten Crews that arrive will start at a 3-minute interval.
33) Road Book
Each Crew shall receive a Road Book, size A5, comprising a maximum of 5 horizontal lines of distances,
drawings and information, containing characteristic notes and/or the compulsory Waypoints, which they
must observe on pain of penalties which may go as far as Disqualification.
34) Road Section
Section of itinerary with a Target Time between two successive Time Controls.
35) Selective Section
Speed test in real time. Selective Sections may be run over a course exclusively reserved for the
Competitors of the Event.
Starts of Selective Sections (DSS) are preceded by or twinned with a Time Control and followed by a
Time Control after the Finish (ASS).
36) Official Information Board
Board on which are displayed information, decisions, Bulletins and official classification.
For the 2015 edition, this information will be available on-line for all the Competitors.
37) Team and Team Manager
A Team is a Competitor other than a physical person entering one or several Vehicles.
A Team Manager is a person duly authorised in writing by the Competitor to represent a Team entered in
the Rally, with a Competitor's licence issued in the name of this Team (see Article 31P4).
38) Estimated Time
Time Estimated by the Organiser to cover a Selective Section.
39) Target Time
a) Each Road Section will be covered within a Target Time, which must be respected by the
Competitors.
b) Any Crew arriving ahead or after the Target Time on the Road Section will incur a penalty
given to the minute (Article 36P1.8).
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40) Maximum Time Allowed
Maximum time given to each Selective Section. Any Crew exceeding this time, without any tolerance,
will receive a penalty ranging from the Fixed Penalty to Disqualification. At that moment the control is
said to be “closed” for the concerned Competitor.
41) Change of the Maximum Time Allowed
On the evening of a Stage, if a certain number of Competitors having started the Stage have not crossed
the Finishing line of the day’s Selective Section, or if weather conditions stop the race from being run
under normal conditions, the day’s Maximum Time Allowed may be changed by the Clerk of the Course
at the College of Sporting Stewards’ discretion.
42) Real time
This is the time actually taken to cover the route of a Selective Section.
43) GPS Point - Waypoint (WPT)
A Waypoint is a geographical point defined by coordinates of latitude and longitude. There are 4 types of
Waypoints: WPV, WPM, WPE, WPS.
Each Waypoint noted on the Road Book is a compulsory passage point.
44) Vehicle
Is a Vehicle any car or truck registered in the Event, passing through the Scrutineering, complying with
the criteria detailed in the current Regulations and having on board, the Crew.
45) WPE (Eclipse Waypoint)
A compulsory passage point memorised in the GPS and indicated in the Road Book, and the coordinates
of which are not revealed to the Competitors.
A point towards which the GPS, with all its capacities displayed on its screen, directs the Competitor
once the Waypoint preceding this WPE has been validated, whatever the distance between the Waypoint
and the WPE. It works in the same way between several successive WPE.
The Starts of Selective Sections will be WPE.
To validate their passage at a WPE, Competitors must pass within 200 metres of it. If the WPE is a DZ or
a FZ the radius of validation is then 90 metres.
46) WPM (Hidden Waypoint)
A compulsory passage point memorised in the GPS and indicated in the Road Book, and the coordinates
of which are not revealed to the Competitors.
The GPS directs the Competitor towards this point only once he has come within an 800 meter-radius of
it.
To validate their passage at a WPM, Competitors must pass within 200 metres of it.
47) WPS (Safety Waypoint)
A compulsory passage point, for safety reasons, memorised in the GPS and indicated in the Road Book,
and the coordinates of which are not revealed to the Competitors. It can be linked to a danger 3 (!!!),
crossings of roads, gas pipelines, railways, etc.
The GPS directs the Competitor towards this point only once he has come within a 3km radius of it. To
validate their passage at a WPS, Competitors must pass within 90 metres to it.
The Finish of Selective Sections will be WPS.
48) WPV (Visible Waypoint)
A navigational information point available at all times which corresponds to the Start and Finish TC of
each Bivouac. When there is no Road Section from the Bivouac start, they correspond to the Selective
Section Start and Finish.
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REGULATIONS
4P1
1) The
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Event is disputed in conformity with:
the International Sporting Code of the FIA (the Code) and its appendices;
the FIA Appendix J : articles 281, 282, 283, 284 (T2), 285 (T1) , 286 (T3), 287 (T4) ;
the current Specific Regulations and its appendices;
the FFSA Regulations;
the Score Regulations (OPEN): 2006-2010 Off-Road Rules and Regulations (for the parts
mentioned in the Technical Regulations in appendix).
Any change will be announced by a Bulletin.
2) Any claims concerning this application or any case not provided for will be studied by the Sporting
Stewards who alone have the power to decide.
4P2
LITIGATION
In case of litigation the Clerk of the Course and the College of Sporting Stewards may take into
consideration television images, photographs and data downloaded from Iritracks, GPS or Sentinel.
5P
REGULATIONS AND PUBLICATION CONDITIONS
Not relevant to Competitors.
6P
AMENDMENTS TO THE REGULATIONS - BULLETINS
1) The provisions of the Regulations may only be amended according to Articles 3.6 and 111.9 of the
International Sporting Code.
2) Any amendment or any additional provision will be announced by dated and numbered Bulletins,
signed:
 by the Organisers up to the day of Scrutineering, and stamped by the FFSA;
 by the Sporting Stewards throughout the duration of the Event.
They will be an integral part of the Regulations.
3) Once the Event has started, any amendment to the Regulations must also be announced by a
Bulletin.
4) These Bulletins will be posted on the official notice board(s). They will also be directly communicated
to the Crews, who must acknowledge receipt by initialling and must be made available to Competitors as
soon as possible.
They will also show in the e-board on-line.
5) These Bulletins are printed on yellow paper.
7P
APPLICATION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE REGULATIONS
1) The Clerk of Course is responsible for the application of the International Sporting Code, of the FFSA’s
Regulations, of the supplementary Regulations and its appendices during the running of the Rally.
2) The Clerk of Course must inform the Sporting Stewards of any important incidents that have occurred
requiring the application of the present Regulations, the International Sporting Code and the FFSA
regulations.
3) Any protests lodged by a Competitor will be sent by the Clerk of Course to the Sporting Stewards for
deliberation and decision (Article 12.1 and subsequent articles of the International Sporting Code).
4) Similarly, any case not provided for in the Regulations will be studied by the Sporting Stewards, being
the only ones able to decide (Article 11.9 of the International Sporting Code).
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5) Anything not authorised by this Specific Regulations is forbidden.
6) In case of interpretation discrepancies, ONLY THE FRENCH version of the Regulations will be taken
into account.
8P
QUALIFICATION OF AN EVENT IN AN FIA CUP
Not relevant.
9P
9P1
ELIGIBLE VEHICLES
GENERAL
1) The Event is open to Vehicles of a maximum gross weight of up to 3,500 kg for Groups T1 and T2,
and greater than 3,500 kg for Group T4, in due possession of a registration certificate. These Vehicles
must comply with the safety specifications laid down by the International Convention on Road Traffic, by
the FIA Regulations, by the current Regulations and its appendices.
The Event is open to Score Vehicles as well (Technical Regulations Article 3P) in due possession of a
registration certificate.
Group T1 vehicles respecting the appendix J 285-2009 and/or possessing a Technical Passport issued
before 2012 will be admitted.
A.S.O. reserves its right to refuse any candidature in accordance with its own selection criteria, including
in particular:
the candidate’s respectability and moral standards;
the candidate’s representativeness,
Logistical constraints (for assistance category).
A.S.O. reserves the right to also take into account other criteria which it considers should be included, in
accordance with the sporting and economic imperatives to which the Dakar responds .
2) Series production Vehicles which are not or no longer homologated in Group T2 may be authorised to
take part in Group T1 with a T2 safety and preparation level. Vehicles must fully respect Article 284
(Group T2).
3) 4-wheel drive Vehicle with central or rear engine
If a 4-wheel drive Vehicle has a technical passport drawn up before 31/12/2005, clearly indicating the
position of the engine, it will be accepted even if it has an engine situated to the rear of the middle of
the wheelbase. No modification done after 31/12/2005 on the passport will be allowed.
4) For all technical information, please refer to the Technical Chapter of these current Regulations and to
appendix J of the 2014 International Sporting Code (articles 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287).
9P2
ELIGIBLE VEHICLES
1) GROUP T1 IMPROVED CROSS-COUNTRY VEHICLES
Group T1.1:
Petrol 4x4 improved Cross-Country Vehicles.
Group T1.2:
Diesel 4x4 improved Cross-Country Vehicles.
Group T1.3:
Petrol 2-wheel drive Vehicles.
Group T1.4:
Diesel 2-wheel drive Vehicles.
2) GROUP T2 CROSS-COUNTRY SERIES PRODUCTION VEHICLES
Vehicles homologated in the Cross-Country Group. Vehicles must comply with the specific conditions for
Group T2 Vehicles – Appendix 2 of the FIA General Prescriptions.
Group T2.1:
Petrol Cross-Country series production vehicles.
Group T2.2:
Diesel Cross-Country series production vehicles.
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3) GROUP T3 IMPROVED CROSS-COUNTRY VEHICLES AND LIGHT VEHICLES
Group T3.1:
Improved cross-country vehicles, in accordance with article 286 of the annex J of
the FIA regulations;
Group T3.2:
Light Vehicles over 1,050 cm3 with an engine equivalent to Group N or T2;
Group T3.3:
Light Vehicles under 1,050 cm3 equipped with a diesel atmospheric engine.
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Group T3.4:
Light Vehicles under 1,050 cm3 equipped with a bike or derived engine.
These engines must strictly be without modifications and be from a big batch
production.
4) GROUP OP:
“OPEN”
(see details in the Technical Regulations appendix of the current Regulations).
The Organising Committee reserves the right to refuse any Crew in this group.
Group OP.1
ALL VEHICLES CONFORMING TO SCORE REGULATIONS
A Vehicle complying with the "Score" regulations may be accepted, on condition that the Competitor
provides evidence that his Vehicle is recognised by the "Score International" organisation. The Vehicle
must bear a safety inspection seal according to article GT2 of the regulations governed by this
organisation.
Group OP.2
4 WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES MORE THAN 2.8 TONNES AND LESS THAN 2.20 METRES WIDE
5) CHALLENGE NRJ:
“ALTERNATIVE ENERGY”
a) In the T1, T2 and T3 Groups, there will be a challenge for Cross-Country Vehicles powered by
alternative energy (biodegradable fuel, hybrids engines, ethanol, gas, hydrogen, etc.).
Vehicles will be accepted in this challenge upon receipt of a detailed file, presented before 1st October
2014.
b) These Vehicles must have sufficient range to cover the distance from the Bivouac to the
Finish of the Selective Section, except for 100% electric Vehicles which may, upon request, and after
approval, ask for a change of battery(ies) at bike refuelling (refuelling point organised for bikes
throughout the Event), at the Start of the Selective Section, the Finish of the Selective Section, and
possibly at CPs, with a maximum of one battery change every 250 km. For Vehicles using biodegradable
fuels, the fuel used to travel from the Bivouac to the Start of the Selective Section, as well as the
Selective Section itself, must be the fuel declared at Scrutineering.
c) Checks may be carried out at the start of the Bivouac and/or at the Selective Section, and/or
at the Finish of the Selective Section. As a function of any infractions, penalties will be awarded at the
discretion of the College of Sporting Stewards.
d) The Selection Committee reserves the right to refuse any Vehicle and/or crew in this
challenge.
6) GROUP T4 TRUCKS
Group T4.1:
Series Production trucks.
Group T4.2:
Modified trucks.
Group T4.3:
Series or Modified trucks, corresponding to the technical specifications of Groups
T4.1 or T4.2 and carrying out ‘rapid assistance’ for one or several Crews entered in the race (see Article
23P2).
The Organising Committee reserves the right to refuse any Crew in this category.
In the Trucks’ classifications, there will be a Challenge « under 10 litres » and a Challenge « 6x6 ».
Trucks must comply with Appendix J – article 287, as well as the homologation regulations of T4 FIA
Group (01/01/2008) or the A.S.O. homologation and subject to obtaining the A.S.O. passport.
They must not be over 4.00 m high (official height of the bridges, electrical lines, etc. in Argentina and
Chile).
Trucks whose length is between 9 and 11 metres must pay a supplement of €1,200, those with a length
of between 11 and 13 metres a supplement of €1,700. Please contact the Organisers concerning
Vehicles over these lengths.
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TYRES
See Article T1P11 in the current Technical Regulations.
11P
DATA SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: ANY KIND OF DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM IS AUTHORISED IN THE VEHICLES PROVIDING
THAT IT IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH A GPS SYSTEM, AT RISK OF DISQUALIFICATION.
12P
CREWS
12P1
GENERAL
1) Any Crew entered by a Competitor is eligible; all Crew members must hold an FIA international
driver’s licence valid for the current year.
2) When the Competitor is a legal entity, or the Competitor is not part of the Crew, the first Driver
named on the entry form will be held responsible, jointly and severally, for all the liabilities and
obligations of the Competitor, throughout the whole Event.
3) The full Crew must be on board the Vehicle throughout the entire duration of the Event, with the
exception of the cases provided for in the Regulations. If one member withdraws, or if a third party is
admitted on board (unless this is to transport an injured person), the Vehicle shall be disqualified from
the Event.
4) During a Stage, transportation by land, water or by air of at least one member of the Crew by the
Organisers or by a third party will entail the Disqualification of the Crew concerned.
5) The wearing of FIA and/or Score (depending on the category in which the Vehicle is registered)
homologated safety equipment (Appendix L, Chapter 3) is compulsory throughout the Selective
Sections, on pain of immediate Disqualification of the Crew.
The wearing of an FIA-approved safety harness is compulsory throughout the Event.
Officials may carry out checks on the Crews’ safety equipment and clothing at the Start of each Selective
Section in the Event and at any other moment of the Event. In the event of non-conformity, the start
will be refused.
6) Crews and Competitors enter the Dakar fully aware of the risks that such an Event entails. Any
incident between Competitors could be investigated by the Officials and the Organisers. If it is proven
that this incident is considered as a “Race Incident”, the liability of the Riders / Competitors and the
Organiser shall not be involved.
12P2
TRUCK CREWS
A truck Crew will be composed of a Driver and a co-driver minimum, and of a Driver and 3 passengers
maximum. They must all hold a 2015 FIA licence.
In the case of exceptional permission from the Organiser, a truck may be authorised to take the Rally
start with only one Crew member. A request must be made to the Organiser before 1st October 2014.
In the case of a Crew composed of 3 or 4 members, only 2 Crew members must have the truck driving
licence.
In the case of withdrawal of one member for a 3-member Crew or two members for a 4-member Crew,
the Vehicle may be authorised to continue the race, upon authorisation from the College of Sporting
Stewards, as a function of the circumstances.
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13P
13P1
LIST OF OFFICIALS
Chairman of the Stewards:
Stewards of the Meeting:
Truck Race Deputy Clerk of Course:
Assistant for the CoC for Service Vehicles:
Truck Technical Steward:
Competition Relations Officer:
Safety Coordinator:
Regulation Doctor:
JUNOY Francesc (ESP)
DELGADO Fernando (ESP)
STEGNER Karl-Heinz (GER)
RFEA CD 16 CAT
RFEA CD 30-11
MURAC Francis (FRA)
CHAMBRES Christian (FRA)
GOMEZ Luis (ARG)
DAUBIGNE Jannick (FRA)
GONCALVES Alberto (POR)
CALVET Fabien (FRA)
BOUIN Michel (FRA)
MONTEIL Jean-Louis (FRA)
DUBOIS LOUNIS Raphaele (FRA)
AGUIRRE Leo (ARG)
CAPUTO Nicolas (ARG)
SCHMIDT Christian (GER)
OLIVIER André (FRA)
BETHOUX Denis (FRA)
FFSA 24547
FFSA 23934
ACA 83
FFSA 6560
FPAK 44
FFSA 2778
FFSA 150063
FFSA 219532
FFSA
ACA 110
ACA
MELVILL ARAUJO Pedro (POR)
SPADERNA Nikolas (ALL)
PINSON Jean-Yves (FRA)
ROMERO Francisco
AUBRY Olivier
FPAK DPI 49
Will be announced by a Bulletin
Clerk of Course:
Deputy Clerk of Course:
Secretary of the Meeting:
Scrutineers:
OFFICIALS
DMSB SPA1054619
DMSB SPA 1099190
FFSA 1119
FFSA 13978
DMSB SPA 1117464
FFSA 17694
All members of the Organisation holding an FFSA, FIA, ACA, TACP or FADECH official’s licence will
automatically be considered as Judges of Fact, with the exception of members of the College of Sporting
Stewards.
13P2
COMPETITORS’ RELATIONS OFFICERS (CRO)
1) The Crews' Relations Officers will be easily identifiable by means of a distinctive marking. They are
linked to the sporting power.
They will be present:
 at Scrutineering and Administrative Checks,
 at the Start and Finish of Stages.
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mission of the Crews' Relation’s Officers is:
to inform the Crews and ensure permanent dialogue with them;
to give accurate answers to all questions asked;
to provide all information or additional clarifications in connection with the Technical and Sporting
Regulations;
to avoid forwarding questions to the Sporting Stewards which could be solved satisfactorily by a
clear explanation, with the exception of protests (for example, to clarify disputes over times).
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Pedro MELVILL
ARAUJO (POR)
English / Spanish
French / Portuguese
Jean-Yves
PINSON
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Nikolas SPADERNA
(GER)
English / French
14P
German / English
ENTRIES
14P1
GENERAL
1) Anybody wishing to take part in the Event must send the race application file, duly completed, to the
Competitors Relations Department, along with the entry fees, and mentioning at least:
 the full name, nationality, address, licence number (Competitor and/or Driver)
 Type and driving licence number of each member of the Crew;
 the characteristics of the Vehicle, the group and class.
Competitors, first Drivers or co-drivers of a different nationality from that of the Organisers' National
Sporting Authority must comply with the article 3.9 of the International Sporting Code.
This application request will be made through the opening of a file on the website www.dakar.com
2) By the very fact of signing the “Candidate Declaration”, the Competitor and all the Crew members
submit themselves only to the sporting jurisdictions specified in these Regulations, as well as the ruling
of the following Regulations: Supplementary, Technical and Service, including appendixes.
Competitors must sign this “Candidate Declaration” during the Administrative Checks of the Event.
3) Up to the moment a Crew presents itself for administrative checks, any change of one or several
members may only be made with the approval of the Organising Committee.
After the start of Administrative Checks and Scrutineering, the changing of one or several members of a
Crew may only be authorised by the Sporting Stewards.
4) Up to the moment of Scrutineering, the Competitor may freely replace the entered Vehicle with
another one.
5) Should it turn out, at the time of pre-race Scrutineering, that a Vehicle does not correspond in its
presentation to the group in which it was entered, this Vehicle may, upon the proposal of the Technical
Stewards, be transferred by the Sporting Stewards to a different group or be refused definitively.
14P2
ENTRY REQUESTS
1) Admissible, upon invitation, all persons over 18 years of age.
2) The Organising Committee reserves the right to refuse the entry of a Driver, co-driver, or a
Competitor (Article 3.1.4 of the International Sporting Code). The application request may only be
validated if accompanied by the entry fees.
3) Entry fees, cancellation of entry and requests for refunds: see Appendix n°1.
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14P3
START REFUSED
1) No Crews refused a start due to failure to pass Administrative Checks and/or Scrutineering will be
eligible for refunds.
2) For refunds for additional services please refer to the general conditions of sale laid down by the
different suppliers.
14P4
CANCELLATION OR POSTPONEMENT OF THE EVENT
1) In the case where it proves impossible to run the Event, for whatever reasons, and particularly for the
following non-exhaustive reasons such as: failure to obtain, or withdrawal of federation approval, failure
to obtain authorisation to cross a particular country, political problems in one or other of the countries to
be crossed, making it impossible to run the Event, financial difficulties making it technically or sportingly
impossible to run the Event, embarkation, disembarkation or logistical problems making it impossible to
transport materials and Competitors, etc. The Organiser will be liable only for funds paid.
Funds received by the Organiser will be refunded by the 31st March 2015 at the latest.
2) In the case where the Event is delayed, the Organiser will inform each Competitor immediately, by
registered post, of the new programme for the race.
In the case where participants are unable to take part in the race, due to the change of date, they have
a maximum of eight (8) days, from the moment the registered letter is received, to request, by
registered mail, refund of funds paid to the Organiser.
This refund will be paid by 31st March 2015 at the latest.
3) In all cases, participants may only claim a refund of funds paid.
15P
IDENTIFICATION
1) The Organisers shall supply at the Scrutineering to each Crew with a set of identification plates
comprising: 2 “Rally” plates and 3 panels bearing the race numbers with the sponsors of the Event,
which are called number plates.
However, if the Competitor / Crew desires, he can make a written request to the Competitors’
Department between November, 24th and December, 5th 2014 in order to obtain the authorisation to print
his Vehicle identification plates.
IMPORTANT: it is imperative that the shape and the size of these plates remain identical to the files sent
by the Organisation.
If the shape and/or the dimensions are not respected, the Organisation plates (adhesive) will
automatically be put on the Vehicle on pain of being refused the Stages start.
2) Throughout the duration of the Event, the plates must be affixed according to the present
Regulations.
In no case may they cover, even partially, the Vehicle's licence plates.
3) The number plates (50cm wide x 52 cm high for race Cars and Trucks and 30 cm wide x 31 cm high
for buggies) must be affixed to the right and left sides of the Vehicle, on the area situated between the
wheel arches, provided that they are totally visible from the side, as well as on the roof of the Vehicle,
legible in the direction of the race.
They bear the race number, the name of the Event and possibly the name of the Organisers’ main
sponsor. 26 cm x 50 cm are for compulsory Organiser’s advertising.
4) 2 “Rally” plates (MANDATORY) must be positioned legibly in a visible position during the whole Event.
They must be fixed at the front and the rear of the Vehicle, parallel the axis of the wheels, without
covering, even partially, the Vehicle’s license plates and, except for the manufacturer’s acronym, the
plate must be the first inscription legible from the front above the line of the headlamps.
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They incorporate the Competitor's race number in figures of 4 cm high and with a stroke thickness of
1 cm.
5) At any time during the Event, the absence or faulty positioning of a plate may incur, on certification, a
cash penalty equivalent to 10% of the entry fees (Vehicle and Crew fee), on condition that the
Organisers provide these plates. The absence or faulty positioning of 2 or more plates at the same time
may result in a cash penalty equivalent to 20% of the entry fee (Vehicle and Crew fee).
6) The names of the first Driver and his co-driver(s), plus their national flags (nationality of the licence),
of a height of 30 to 50 mm, must appear on both sides of the front wings or front doors of the Vehicle.
Any Vehicle failing to comply with this rule may be subject to a cash penalty, on certification, equivalent
to 10% of the entry fee (Vehicle and Crew fee).
7) An identity bracelet equipped with a RFID chip, on which will be printed the phone number of the PCO
(the phone number will be announced in a Bulletin) will allow the identification of Crews. Crews and
Competitors bracelets will be differentiated. Failure to wear this bracelet, noticed by an Official, will
result in a penalty of 10% of the entry fee (individual fee). In the case where the bracelet becomes
damaged the person must request a replacement from the Competitors’ Department, in exchange for
the damaged item.
16P
ADVERTISING
16P1
GENERAL
1) Crews are allowed to affix any kind of advertising to their Vehicles, provided that:
a) it is authorised by the FIA Regulations and the legislation of the countries crossed,
b) it is not likely to give offence,
c) it does not encroach upon the spaces defined below reserved for Rally plates, number plates
and windscreen strips,
d) it does not interfere with the Crew's vision through the windows,
e) it does not express either a religious and/or political opinion.
2) The places reserved for the Organisers for collective advertising which may not be bought are
situated on:
a) the number plates where the Organisers’ advertising must be affixed on a strip measuring
26 cm x 50 cm, which may be divided above and/or below the numbers,
b) one set of “Rally” plates, of which 9 cm x 43 cm is reserved for the Organisers' advertising,
c) one strip to be affixed on the windscreen, 10 cm high by 110 cm long.
d) MANDATORY 43 X 22 cm « Rally » plates (n°2 in the sketch in page 22) front and rear.
3) The Organisers' optional advertising will appear on two 50 cm wide x 52 cm high plates which cannot
be subdivided, to be affixed on the right and left sides of the Vehicle, on the area situated between the
wheel arches provided that they are totally visible from the side.
4) For Competitors who refuse the Organisers’ optional advertising, the amount of the entry fees per
person will be increased by 60%, i.e.: €17,600 including taxes individual fee and €21,280 (solo fee) for
cars and trucks.
5) The Crews must ensure that the advertising is properly affixed throughout the entire Event from the
moment they leave Scrutineering. If compulsory or optional advertising is absent or wrongly fixed, a
penalty of 10% of the entry fee (Vehicle and Crew fee) will be incurred for the first offence, and 100% of
the entry fee for each repeated offence.
16P2
SPECIFICS
Competitors are required to provide sufficient space to conform to the above Regulations, with all
modifications to stickers forbidden (cutting, etc.).
For the T3 buggy category, the Organisers’ optional advertising, as well as the racing numbers, will
appear on 31x30 cm plates, with the exception of the roof plate, which will be 50x50 cm.
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Warning: The Competitor is responsible for reserving the necessary space on his vehicle to affix the
Organisation’s stickers during Scrutineering. No exemption will be granted.
List of Organisers’ advertisers
Optional advertising (50 x 52 cm)
(The sponsors’ presentation / stickers will be communicated on a Bulletin).
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1 – 4x4 Traditionals
2 – Trucks
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110 cm of windscreen ‘sun’ visor strip, by 10 cm high, compulsory.
2 Rally plates, 43 x 22 cm, at the front and rear of the Vehicle, compulsory.
3 race number plates, 50 x 52 cm, compulsory, except for Buggys. That of the roof must
be legible in the direction of the race.
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The roof plate is not mandatory for assistance vehicles.
3 race plates, 30 x 31 cm, mandatory, only for Buggys.
2 Organisers advertising panels, 50 x 52 cm, optional.
COLOUR OF THE NUMBER PLATES AND ADVERTISING
to easily differentiate different groups, plates will be of different colours:
T1, Open, T3 and T4:
white plates;
T2 and T4.3:
pink plates;
Assistance Vehicles:
yellow plates.
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17P1
MARKING
GENERAL
Mandatory pre Scrutineering will be organised for Teams featuring on the A.S.O. Elite List (Technical);
within four months preceding the Rally. Prior to that, a technical file will need to be filled out.
The engine block and chassis identified with a mark during Scrutineering, and the Crew are associated
with and identified by a race number; these three elements (engine block, chassis, crew) can be neither
changed nor replaced during the running of the Event (except for cases expressly provided for in the
present Regulations).
The GPS is personalised and marked by a seal, a series number is attributed to a Crew. No change can
be made without authorisation from the GPS supplier. All switching of equipment between Vehicles is
forbidden, on pain of penalties that may go up to and including Disqualification.
2) Any anomaly discovered, and in particular identification marks presented as original and untouched
which have been tampered with, may entail the Disqualification of the Crew, as well as that of any other
Competitor or Crew who has helped or been involved in the commission of the infringement. This will not
prejudice any demands which may additionally be made to the Competitor's or accomplice's National
Sporting Authority concerning the imposition of heavier sanctions.
17P2
ALL GROUPS
1) Before arriving at scrutineering, it will have to be provided by Crews, on the parts listed below, a hole
allowing fixing of seals, on pain of being refused the start. The Competitor is responsible for the
existence of all marks and seals during the Event.
The absence of a hole allowing the passing of a seal will incur a penalty of €150 by missing hole.
2) Engine Block
Ensure a hole allowing the passing of a seal (diameter = 3.5mm minimum).
3) Air Intake Restrictors
Ensure on their engines, a hole allowing the passing of a seal to mark the engine air intakes (diameter =
3.5mm minimum).
17P3
T1 GROUP
Suspension travel
Ensure a hole allowing the passing of a seal (diameter = 3.5mm minimum) on the bump stops. The hole
must be placed in a way that it is not possible to adjust the suspension travel without breaking the seals.
17P4
T2 GROUP
Vehicles must be marked in accordance with FIA 2014 Off-road Rally General Prescriptions, Annex 2.
18P
ATTRIBUTION OF RACE NUMBER
The Organising Committee is the only entity apt to attribute race numbers.
Race numbers will be attributed on the basis of the following criteria:
 Drivers featuring on the A.S.O. list of Elite Drivers;
 results obtained on preceding Dakars and/or on Dakar Series and/or on World Cup for CrossCountry Rallies (except Bajas);
 sporting or media notoriety of a Driver and/or Team;
 category and class of Vehicle (T1, T2, T3, OPEN, 2 or 4-wheel drive, etc.).
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19P
DRIVERS’ PRIORITIES
Any Driver registered on the A.S.O Elite Drivers List (Technical), shall be on it for the 2015 Dakar.
The list will be reviewed every year, published in its provisional form in this Supplementary Regulations
and published in its final form by bulletin at Administrative Checks.
20P
20P1
STARTING ORDER
GENERAL
1) If two or more Selective Sections have been run in the same Stage, the starting order of the next
day’s Stage will be drawn up by cumulating the times of these Selective Sections. In case of a dead
heat, priority will be given to the Crew who achieved the fastest time in the first Selective Section.
2) In the case of two or more successive Selective Sections, the start of the following Selective Section
shall be based on the finish time of the previous Selective Section in hours, minutes and seconds, to
which will be added the target time for the Road Section, if any.
3) The Clerk of Course, when drawing up the starting order, will take into account any Sporting Penalties
that a Competitor has incurred for infringements (missed PC, missed Waypoint, speeding, unfair
behaviour, etc.) committed during the preceding Selective Section, and which will be added to the time
of the Selective Section(s) concerned.
This procedure is applicable provided that the penalties are noted down on the Competitor's Time Card
and/or established by any other means at the disposal of the Race Direction.
4) Any penalties incurred on the Road Sections shall be added to the general classification of the Stage
covered.
5) In a case where a Crew arrives early at the Time Control before a Start for a Selective Section, no
modification to the arranged starting order is authorised as a function of the cars present, and in all
cases, the starting time is the target check-in time at the Time Control + 5 minutes, even if it concerns
the Start for a Selective Section other than the first of the day.
Example:
Target check-in time at Time Control: 10.00am; actual early arrival time: 9.54am; theoretical starting
time: 9.59am; Actual starting time authorised = 10.05am, which corresponds to the target check-in
time + 5 minutes.
The marshal in charge of the start must ensure that this rule is respected and make a report to the Clerk
of Course. Any infringement of this rule may lead to a sanction imposed by the Sporting Stewards, which
may go as far as the Disqualification of the Crew concerned.
20P2
STARTING ORDER
1) There is no Prologue for Dakar Argentina – Bolivia – Chile 2015.
2) Starting order:
a) For the first Stage the Cars will start one by one in the order of the race numbers:
 the first 10 Cars every 3 minutes,
 the following 10 every 2 minutes,
 the following 10 every minute,
 the remainder every 30 seconds.
Trucks will leave after the Cars in the order of the race numbers:
 the first 10 every 2 minutes,
 the following 10 every minute,
 the remainder every 30 seconds.
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b) From the 2nd Stage, the Vehicles will start in the order of the previous day’s Selective
Section:



the first 10 Cars every 3 minutes,
the following 10 every minute,
the remainder every 30 seconds.
The T4.1 and T4.2 Trucks will start mixed up with the Cars in the order of the combined overall Car /
Truck results of the Selective Section of the previous day, whenever possible.
When this is not possible, the T4.1 and T4.2 Trucks will start behind the Cars:
 the first 10 every 2 minutes,
 the following 10 every minutes,
 for the remainder, every 30 seconds.
The T4.3 Trucks will always start behind the Cars / T4.1 and T4.2 Trucks mixed, every 30 seconds, in
the order of the Classification of the previous day’s Selective Section. The T4.3 Vehicle having taken a
50-hour penalty will not be in the Classification. it will start in the order of its race number after the
vehicles classified.
The Timing that is handed out during Administrative Checks is the official document which states the
start orders and times for each Stage.
Each change will be subject to an Information Note that will be posted in the Official board.
3) Gaps
The gap between the last bike/quad and the first car will be a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum
of 2 hours.
The gap between the last car and the first truck, when they will be not mixed, will be fixed at the end of
the reconnaissance and will be given out at Administrative Checks.
4) Timing (itinerary / schedule)
The starting order and starting gap for each Stage will be specified on the timing (itinerary / schedule)
given out during Administrative Checks.
The starting order and starting gap for the start podium (3rd January 2015) and finish podium (17th
January 2015) will be subject to an information note.
5) Posting of starting orders
On the evening of each Stage, the starting order of the first 20 will be posted at 7.00pm. Vehicles that
have not arrived by 10.00pm will start after the others, in the order of their starting order of the
previous day. The start list of all Vehicles will be posted at 11.00pm at the latest.
On the rest day, starting orders will be posted at 4.00pm.
20P3
REPOSITIONING
On the night of the first Stage, if necessary, the repositioning will be made at the Clerk of Course’s
discretion.
The first 15 Competitors / Crews for the Cars category and the first 10 Competitors / Crews for the
Trucks category of the provisional General Classification or of the provisional General Classification of
the Stage’s eve could present a maximum of 3 repositioning requests during the Rally to the Clerk of
Course.
This request must imperatively be presented on a “Repositioning request” sheet available at the
Competitors’ tent.
This request must be transmitted to the Clerk of Course before 7.00pm by the Competitor / Driver.
Requests for repositioning will not be admitted on the evening of the first day of a Marathon’s Stage.
The Competitor / Crew able to apply for repositioning for the next day’s Stage will be repositioned in the
order of his position of the General Classification of the day before from the 16 th spot for Cars, from the
11th spot for Trucks.
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Any specific case will be presented to the College of Sporting Stewards by the Clerk of Course.
21P
ROAD BOOK AND NAVIGATION - GENERAL
1) The route of the Rally is described in the Road Book which is given to the Crews. It is validated by the
opening team during the verification of the route.
It will be: common to four categories, or intended for Cars and/or Trucks (at the Organiser’s discretion).
2) The Vehicles are obliged to be equipped with one or two GPS downloaded with the Waypoints given
by the Organiser.
If the official GPS is broken, the second GPS becomes the official one.
The spare GPS will be identified by the race number xxx of the Competitor added with an “S”: xxxS
(Spare).
3) Various compulsory passage points (Waypoints) noted during reconnaissance feature in the Road
Book and are validated on the passage of the opening car.
4) Between two compulsory passage points, the route described in the Road Book is not obligatory but
strongly recommended. Only this route is opened and validated by the opening team.
5) The route will remain secret until the Road Book is distributed to Crews.
6) From 1st July 2014 and until the end of the Rally, reconnaissance of the sporting itinerary of the 37 th
Dakar, giving even a minor advantage are forbidden, in any form, in all the countries to be crossed by
the Event, for all the Competitors who have entered or who are intending to enter, and for any person
having a link whatsoever with a Competitor entered or intending to enter. These restrictions apply to the
2015 Dakar host countries: Argentine, Bolivia and Chile.
The participation in national races and/or the organization of tests in these countries will be the subject
of an authorisation made to the Organising Committee of the Event, who will decide, according to
received information, whether it authorises the participation in these races and/or the performance of
the tests or not.
Not respecting these rules will lead to the automatic refusal of entry for a period of 5 years for the pilot
and the co-pilot(s) concerned but as well as all the pilots from the Team, and for all the service vehicles
related to this Team.
During the Event, if it is proven that this article has not been respected, the disqualification of the pilot
and the co-pilot(s) concerned as well as all the pilots from the Team, and all the service vehicles related
to this Team will be immediate.
7) The complete route is checked by the opening team.
8) The distance of the Stages will be given to the Competitors on 19th November 2014 during a press
conference organised in Paris.
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22P ROAD BOOK
22P1
ROAD BOOK LEXICON
ROUTE
ROAD
RUTA DE PAVIMENTO
RIO ASSECHE
RIO
RÍO SECO
G/D
GAUCHE / DROITE
LEFT / RIGHT
IZQUIERDA /
DERECHA
ROUTE
avec séparateur
central
DUAL CARRIAGEWAY
DOBLE CALZADA
LANGUE DE SABLE
SAND SPIT
BANCO DE ARENA
D/G
DROITE / GAUCHE
RIGHT / LEFT
DERECHA /
IZQUIERDA
PISTE TRACEE
TRACK
PISTA EXISTENTE
BORNE
KILOMETRE MARKER
MARCADOR DE
KILOMETRAJE
MVS
MAUVAIS
BAD
PISO ROTO
HORS PISTE
OFF TRACK
CAMPO TRAVIESO
CIMETIERE
CEMETERY
CEMENTERIO
EMP
EMPIERRE
STONY OR ROCKY
PEDREGOSO O
ROCOSO
HP / TRACES
OFF TRACK / MARKS
CAMPO TRAVIESO /
MARCAS
FUT
BARREL
BARRIL
DEF
DEFONCE
ROUGH
DURO
ATTENTION
DANGER 1
PELIGRO 1
PANNEAU
SIGNPOST
SEÑALIZACIÓN
ORN
ORNIERE
RUT
RODADA
DANGER
DANGER 2
PELIGRO 2
MAISON
HOUSE
CASA
SER
SERRE
TIGHT
QUE CIERRA
GROS DANGER
DANGER 3
PELIGRO 3
FORT
FORT
FUERTE
HP
HORS PISTE
OFF PISTE / OFF
TRACK
FUERA DE CAMINO /
CAMPO TRAVIESA
CUVETTE
DIP
BADÉN
POTEAU
PIQUET
POST
POSTE
ESTACA
HP
HORS PISTE
INTERDIT
OFF TRACK
FORBIDDEN
PROHIBIDO SALIR
BOSSE
BUMP
LOMADA
PNEU
TYRE
NEUMÁTICO
RIO
RIO ASSECHE
RIO
RÍO SECO
COMPRESSION
COMPRESSION
COMPRESIÓN
PUIT
WELL
POZO
E3
ETROIT
NARROW
ANGOSTO
SAIGNEE
DITCH
CORTE
RUINES
RUINS
RUINAS
DS
DANS
IN
EN / ADENTRO
RADIER
STEP
CORTE ABRUPTO
MONTAGNE
MOUNTAIN
MONTAÑA
IMP
IMPERATIF
IMPERATIVE
IMPERATIVO
START of Zone
END of Zone
controled speed
COMIENZO de
zona/FIN de zona de
control de velocidad
QUITTER
LEAVE
DEJAR
GRAND
BIG
GRANDE
MARCHE EN
DESCENTE
STEP DOWN
DESCENSO EN
ESCALON
DEBUT de Zone
FIN de Zone
vitesse limitée
MARCHE EN
MONTEE
STEP UP
SUBIDA EN ESCALON
Limite de VITESSE
SPEED LIMIT
LIMITE DE VELOCIDAD
DESCENTE
DOWNHILL
BAJADA
STOP
STOP
STOP
NBX
NOMBREUX
MANY
MUCHOS
VERS
TOWARDS
HACIA
DEVERS
CAMBER
PERALTE NEGATIVO
RLT
RALENTIR
SLOW DOWN
DESPACIO
MONTEE
UPHILL
SUBIDA
DEPART
START
LARGADA
PLUS OU MOINS
VISIBLE
MORE or LESS
VISIBLE
POCO VISIBLE
DERRUMBE
ARRIVEE
FINISH
LLEGADA
SINUEUX
TWISTY
SINUOSO
TROU
EFFONDRE
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RUTS
RODADA
CHRONO
CLOCK
CONTROL HORARIO
PP
PISTE PRINCIPALE
MAIN TRACK
PISTA PRINCIPAL
ONDULATION
BOSSELE
UNDULATION
ONDULACIÓN
ESSENCE
FUEL
COMBUSTIBLE
TD
TOUT DROIT
KEEP STRAIGHT
DERECHO
SUR PONT
SOUS PONT
ABOVE BRIDGE
UNDER BRIDGE
ENCIMA/DEBAJO DE
PUENTE
PHOTO
PHOTO
ZONA DE FOTO
RO
ROUTE
ROAD
RUTA
GUE
FORD
VADO CON AGUA
CP
PC
CONTROL DE PASO
TDSPP
TOUT DROIT SUR
PISTE PRINCIPALE
KEEP STRAIGHT ON
MAIN TRACK
DERECHO SOBRE
PISTA PRINCIPAL
TROU
HOLE
HUECO
DEBUT ZONE
D'ASSISTANCE
START OF
ASSISTANCE ZONE
COMIENZO DE ZONA
DE ASISTENCIA
TDRPP
TOUT DROIT SUR
ROUTE PRINCIPALE
KEEP STRAIGHT ON
MAIN ROAD
DERECHO SOBRE
RUTA PRINCIPAL
CAIRN
CAIRN
MOJÓN
FIN ZONE
D'ASSISTANCE
FINISH OF
ASSISTANCE ZONE
FIN DE ZONA DE
ASISTENCIA
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PISTES PARALLELES
PARALLEL TRACKS
PISTAS PARALELAS
CITERNE
WATER TANK
TANQUE DE AGUA
VILLAGE
VILLAGE
PUEBLO
P
PISTE
TRACK
PISTA PRINCIPAL
WAYPOINT MASQUE
WAYPOINT MASKED
WAYPOINT OCULTO
C
CAP
BEARING
RUMBO (CAP)
WAYPOINT ECLIPSE
WAYPOINT ECLIPSE
WAYPOINT ECLIPSE
TJS
TOUJOURS
ALWAYS
SIEMPRE
WAYPOINT
SEGURIDAD
VG
VEGETATION
VEGETATION
VEGETACION
FIL BARBELE
DNT
HOLE
BARBED WIRE FENCE ALAMBRADO DE PÚA
CLOTURE
FENCE
ALAMBRE
LIGNE ELECTRIQUE
ELECTRIC LINE
LINEA ELÉCTRICA
DUNES
DUNES
DUNAS
AD
A DROITE
ON THE RIGHT
A LA DERECHA
CX
CAILLOUX
STONE
PIEDRA
DUNETTE
SMALL DUNE
DUNA PEQUEÑA
AG
A GAUCHE
ON THE LEFT
A LA IZQUIERDA
EFF
EFFONDRE
COLLAPSED
DERRUMBE
PALMIER
PALM TREE
PALMERA
D
DROITE
RIGHT
DERECHA
RP
REPRISE
REPRENDRE
TO TAKE
RETOMAR
ANTENNE
ANTENNA / MAST
ANTENA
G
GAUCHE
LEFT
IZQUIERDA
BETW
ENTRE
BETWEEN
ENTRE
PORTAIL
BARRIERE
GATE BARRIER
TRANQUERA
SA
SABLE
SAND
ARENA
ZONE SENSIBLE
SENSITIVE ZONES
ZONA SENSIBLE
DN
DUNE
DUNE
DUNA
DUNETTE
SMALL DUNE
DUNA PEQUEÑA
GV
GRAVIER
GRAVEL
TIERRA
WAYPOINT SECURITE WAYPOINT SECURITE
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22P2
ROAD BOOK
1) All Crews will receive a Road Book which will indicate the itinerary which has been reconnoitred and
which will be ‘opened’ and ‘swept’. It will indicate compulsory points of passage (WPV, WPM, WPE, WPS,
DZ, FZ, CP) which must be respected on pain of incurring penalties up to and including Disqualification.
2) A Selective Section or Road Section taking place on an existing track will appear in the Road Book as
a continuous line.
A Selective Section or Road Section taking place off-track will appear in the Road Book as a dotted line.
3) It is authorised to carry in the Vehicle, only the route notes for the current Event (official Road Book),
the modifications proposed by the opening team, which may be integrated into the Road Book and
personal notes resulting from a previous passage (whatever direction) in the current Event.
Maps are allowed inside the Vehicle with the exception of photographic satellite maps.
Crews who do not respect these rules will be refused a start or be disqualified from the race.
4) The Road Book for the first Stage will be given at the Briefing on 3rd January 2015 at 1.30pm in
Buenos Aires in Tecnópolis.
Those of the following Stages will be given each evening for the next day at the Time Control situated at
the finish of the Stage, except during the rest day when the Road Book for the following Stage will be
given from 2.00pm at the Competitors’ tent.
They will remain the property of the Competitor.
5) Following the passage of the Organisers’ opening team, any modifications will be posted each evening
before 06.00pm or during the Briefing at the latest, at the Bivouac, under the control and responsibility
of the Clerk of Course (see Article 30P).
6) Competitors must, in all cases, adapt their driving to the condition of the terrain which will change
frequently. The greatest attention must be paid at all times, whatever the type of route (Selective
Sections, Road Sections, Off-Track, etc.).
7) A roll Road Book will be given to SOLO Drivers.
When Stages or Stages Sections are different for the Bike and Car / Truck categories, the Organisation
will distribute specific Road Books for each category of Vehicles.
Each Crew is responsible for his Road Book and must check that the one received corresponds to his
category.
23P
OFFICIAL ITINERARY
23P1
GENERAL
1) The Official race Itinerary (Selective Sections and Road Sections) is recorded in the GPS(s) supplied
to Crews. The chronological validation of each Waypoint (WPV, WPM, WPE, WPS, DZ, FZ, CP) localised
on the Road Book guarantees the respect of the route by Crews. Each point will be numbered in
chronological order in the Road Book and in the GPS.
WPS will be positioned on the route to guarantee the passing of some sensitive points, such as: dangers
3 (!!!), crossings of roads, gas pipelines, railways, etc.
2) In case of a change of itinerary, the list of compulsory passage points that is downloaded in the GPS
may be automatically modified upon arrival at the Bivouac or at the start of the Stage.
It is the Crews’ responsibility to ensure that modifications have been carried out.
3) With the exception of the Bivouac’s coordinates, no coordinates of Waypoints will be indicated in the
Road Book.
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23P2
RESPECT OF THE ITINERARY FOR T4.3 VEHICLES
1) If a T4.3 Vehicle has carried out assistance on another Vehicle in the race and reaches the Bivouac
out of time and by a different itinerary (marked track or tarmac), a penalty of 50 hours will be awarded
and will be taken into account for the start order of the following Stage.
The T4.3 Vehicle concerned must imperatively indicate its leaving of the itinerary to Race Control (PCO)
via the Iritrack telephone and give the number of the Vehicle on which it is going to carry out assistance,
on pain of Disqualification.
2) A T4.3 Vehicle that is too late to take the start, after having carried out assistance and on having
informed the PCO by telephone, may be authorised not to do the Stage and to retake the start of the
following Stage.
The T4.3 Vehicle that had the 50 hours penalty shall not show in the classification and will start in the
order of its number after the classified vehicles. It shall not pass on the final podium on 17th January
2015.
3) The Vehicles concerned by this article must respect the rules governing speed limits imposed on
assistance category Vehicles. They do not risk being disqualified for missing Waypoints.
23P3
PUBLIC ZONES
1) Public Zones will be positioned alongside the route, on one or several points of the Selective Sections,
depending on the Stages. They will be intended to regroup the spectators.
These zones will feature on the Road Book and will be specified in the Briefing. Particular vigilance is
requested by the Vehicles while crossing these zones.
2) Service Crews/Vehicles and any Competitor other than a Crew are not allowed to go there, except if
these zones feature on the itinerary of their day’s Road Book.
3) Signposting will be forbidden, on pain of penalties that may go as far as Disqualification.
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FUNCTIONING OF THE GPS
24P1
GENERAL
1) The « GPS » uses the system of Visible (WPV), Hidden (WPM), Safety (WPS) and Eclipse (WPE)
Waypoints.
To satisfy the navigation regulations, the WPS and WPM work according to the following principle:
WPS
Opening : 3 km
Validation : 90 m
m
ASS
Opening : 800 m
Validation : 200 m
DSS
2) Between 2 WPM or WPS, the GPS will only show the compass heading and the speed. Once the
Vehicle has entered the 800 m radius around a WPM or 3 km radius around a WPS, the GPS will display
all the usual functions of a GPS: COG (Cap over Ground), SOG (Speed over Ground), CTW (Cap to
Waypoint), DTW (Distance to Waypoint), etc.
All this information will also be displayed on the screen of the GPS towards a WPE, once the preceding
Waypoint has been passed. In the case where the Vehicle has not validated the preceding Waypoint, the
information will be displayed on the screen, once the radius of 3 km around the WPE has been
penetrated.
3) Vehicles must respect the chronological order of the Waypoints of the Stage concerned. If this is not
the case, the GPS will only display the compass heading followed and speed.
However, the Vehicle can force the GPS to align itself on another Waypoint using the key “W+” or “W-”.
24P2
PENALTIES FOR MISSING WAYPOINTS
1) The range of penalties for each missing Waypoint (WPV, WPM, WPE, WPS, DZ, FZ, CP) will be
indicated on the Road Book.
In the case where the Official Itinerary is not respected (succession of missing Waypoints representing a
short cut), penalties may go up to and including Disqualification, as a function of the profile of the Stage
and the number of kilometres missed.
In the case where Waypoints are added by the opening team, a new list giving the numbers of
Waypoints and their penalties will be posted on the official notice boards.
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2) In addition to checking the Time Card, an analysis of the GPS and eventually of the Iritrack will be
carried out to establish the route actually followed.
24P3
NAVIGATION
1) All navigation equipment of whatever type is controlled, especially GPS. The bringing and possession
of any system not explicitly mentioned in these Regulations is forbidden and will result in Disqualification
and that irrespective of the mode and technology used to evaluate or estimate ones position.
2) GPS UNIK II (compulsory on board Vehicles)
The mounting of a GPS of a single model, disqualifying any other type of GPS, supplied by the
Organisers’ supplier is compulsory.
This equipment must be mounted according to the technical instructions supplied. It is Crews’
responsibility to correctly install the necessary mechanical, electrical and electronical elements
complying with the safety standards before Scrutineering and that with the aid of the installation kits
purchased from the named supplier. Electrical supply must be permanent, protected by a 3 amp fuse
and give a steady continuous current of between 9 and 24 volts. The mechanical mountings must
flexible and use the silent blocks supplied.
This equipment may be fitted twice.
This equipment is personalised and marked with a seal, with a series number attributed to a crew. No
changes may be made without authorisation from the GPS supplier. Any exchange of equipment
between Vehicles is forbidden on pain of penalties up to and including Disqualification.
3) GPS compass heading, speed and odometer repeater (optional)
A sole model is authorised by the Organisers and must be linked to the fixed GPS. The linking of all other
models, or systems (with the exception of Speedox) to the GPS is forbidden, especially to computers or
organisers of whatever kind.
4) Mechanical Tripmeter of the Competitors' choice (compulsory on board Vehicles)
A distance counter linked uniquely to the rotation of the wheels or the transmission shaft. This
equipment must not be linked to any other piece of equipment making the use of this information by
another piece of equipment possible.
This equipment may be fitted twice.
5) Odometer (function of the GPS Unik II)
Counter of total distance, based uniquely on the calculation of the distances covered between each GPS
measure (at least two per second). The Odometer is displayed in the ODO and OD+ pages of the GPS
Unik.
This equipment can be fitted twice.
6) Magnetic or electronic compass of the Competitors' choice (optional)
Indicator of the compass heading of the Vehicle, based on the earth’s magnetic field. This equipment
may include an internal electronic compensation system. The readout may be analogical and/or digital.
This equipment must not be linked to any other piece of equipment allowing the use of this information
by another piece of equipment. No connection is allowed that might allow the entry or supply of digital
data.
This equipment may be fitted twice.
7) General
a) The use of GPS points other than those supplied by the Organiser for 2015 Dakar Argentina –
Bolivia – Chile is forbidden.
Each piece of equipment may perform only one function (compass, odometer, etc.) with the exception of
the odometer and compass functions of the race GPS.
Only the linking of the GPS and the GPS compass-heading, speed, odometer repeater (unique models) is
authorised.
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b) All other type of GPS, fixed, portable, integrated, or equipment possessing GPS type
capacities, or all other system of navigation by satellite, the recording of the route by any means is
forbidden. They can in no case be used or employed during the race.
The carrying or possession of any system not explicitly described in these Regulations is forbidden, and
notably all computer systems, electronic navigation aids, computerised map positioning systems,
computerised maps scanners or storage devices.
All linking of communication of whatever kind (cable, radio, infra-red, etc.) of different pieces of
equipment is forbidden. External communications is also forbidden.
Only the linking of the crew helmets by using a helmet-to-helmet Intercom system is allowed.
IMPORTANT: ANY KIND OF DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM IS AUTHORISED IN THE VEHICLES PROVIDING
THAT IT IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH A GPS SYSTEM, AT RISK OF DISQUALIFICATION.
c) The presence on board a Vehicle of all non-justifiable wiring is forbidden (electricity supplies,
aerials, pick-ups, etc.).
The Organiser reserves the right to carry out physical or electronic test at any moment with the purpose
of checking:
 the correct functioning of compulsory equipment;
 the absence or use of forbidden systems;
 the absence of pre-equipment or cabling permitting the later installation of non-homologated
equipment.
d) The possession or use of forbidden systems will result in Disqualification.
In the case of doubt concerning the functions of equipment authorised but of the Competitors’ choice,
their transport may be forbidden.
25P
UNBLOCKING THE GPS
For safety reasons, the Crews have the possibility of unblocking the GPS by inputting a specific code:
‘WPM’ Code:
This code, given by the PCO at the request of the crew via the Iritrack, activates the usual functions of a
GPS and makes all the Waypoints visible.
All use of this code will result in the following penalties:
 from the 1st to the 3rd utilisation: 6 hours penalties per utilisation for the first 20 in the overall car
class, the first 10 overall in the truck class and/or A.S.O. Elite Drivers, 3 hours for other
Competitors.
 the 4th utilisation will result in Disqualification for all Competitors.
26P SPEED CONTROL ZONES - DEFINITION
1) Entry of a Control Zone
 The start of a Speed Control Zone registered in the GPS will be indicated in the Road Book by a
box marked: “DZ” and by a Safety or Eclipse Waypoint (WPS or WPE). To validate the entry of
Zone “DZ”, the Vehicle must pass at less than 90 m (radius around the Waypoint “DZ”), on pain
of penalties for missing Waypoints (Article 24P2);
 In a radius of 3 km of this point (in the case of a WPS) the Vehicle’s GPS will become active
(DTW, CTW and arrow) so as to guide the Competitor to this point;
 90 m before this GPS point Competitors will be informed by their GPS that they are approaching a
Speed Control Zone (deceleration);
 The 90 m after the GPS point is considered as a deceleration zone (Zone of Tolerance), before
entering the Control Zone.
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2) The Speed Control Zone
The Control Zone will appear permanently on Vehicle’s GPS screens, once the entry Waypoint is
validated. The Vehicle can in no way claim not to know either the entrance or exit of the zone. The
speed of a Vehicle will be limited to 30, 50 or 90 kph between the point of entry and the exit point of the
zone, regardless of the route taken between these two points.
3) Exit of the Control Zone
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The end of a GPS Speed Control Zone will be indicated on the Road Book by a box marked “FZ”
and by an Eclipse Waypoint (WPE);
Around this point there will be a Zone of Tolerance of 90 m so as to avoid any arguments
concerning the measuring of speed;
Competitors can reaccelerate from this point;
The exit point of the Speed Control Zone is a compulsory point of passage. To validate the exit of
Zone « FZ », the Competitor must pass at less than 90 m (radius around the WPE « FZ »)
(penalties: cf. Article 24P2).
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SPEED CONTROL ZONE WITH A WPS
AND A WPE
R = 90 m
ZONE EXIT
TOLERANCE
ACCELERATION
CONTROLLED ZONE
With no particular
distance
Route followed by Competitors
-1 box of Road Book
-1 Eclipse Waypoint (WPE)
PENALISED ZONE
30, 50 or 90 kph
R = 3 km
TOLERANCE
BRAKING
ZONE ENTRY
R = 90 m
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- 1 box of Road Book
- 1 Safety or Eclipse
Waypoint (WPS ou WPE)
- Activation Zone of the
GPS within a radius of 3
km (in case of WPS)
- Deceleration Zone over
90 m
- Tolerance Zone over
90 m
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27P
CONTROL PROCEDURE
1) Throughout the duration of the Rally the Competitor is held responsible for the checking of the
working order of the GPS(s) downloaded by the Organisers.
2) The GPS(s) must be working and remain connected permanently with its power supply and aerial
plugged in, throughout the entire Leg.
3) Any incident that is the fault of the Competitor (loss, destruction, switching off, etc.) that makes it
impossible to read the GPS and/or any attempt at cheating or manipulation, noted by a GPS technician,
under the responsibility of the Clerk of Course, will result in penalties (see Article 29P1.2)
Penalties applied will be identical to those for a Crew who have failed to enter the day’s code into their
GPS(s).
4) Checks will be carried out at the end of Legs. The Crew must put their GPS on the “CHECK” screen on
their arrival at the TC. A page summarizing the infringements appears then on the screen.
On stopping to clock in at a Time Control, the information contained within the GPS (missed Waypoints,
speed, etc.) will be automatically transmitted to the controllers by radio.
In the case of an infringement only, the person carrying out the checks will note any infractions and
these will be counter signed by a Crew member or by the Crew. The controller will then hand out a copy
to the Competitor and will send a copy to the Race Direction.
Any refusal to sign will result in the following penalties:
 1st refusal :
10 minutes;
 2nd refusal :
1 hour;
 3rd refusal :
Disqualification.
If a Crew has two GPS working and only one of the two GPS validates the passage of a Waypoint, no
penalty will be given.
5) In the case of a protest, accompanied by the appropriate deposit, the Competitor has half an hour
after notification to make a written protest to the Clerk of Course. The GPS(s) will then be dismantled
and sealed by a GPS technician in the presence of the Competitor before being examined by a GPS
technician who will hand his/her report to the Clerk of Course and to the Competitor.
6) Control of the speed
In case of speeding, if a Crew possesses two working GPS and the two speeds recorded are different, the
Crew is penalised on the lowest speed.
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28P1
TRAFFIC-SPEED
GENERAL
1) In the event of an infringement of the traffic laws committed by a Crew participating in the Event, the
traffic policemen, Judges of Fact or Officials of the Event having noted the infringement must inform the
offender thereof as soon as possible. Should they decide against stopping or are unable to stop the Crew
in the wrong, they may request the application of the penalties provided for, subject to the following:
a) that the notification of the infringement is made through official channels and in writing,
before the posting of the classification of the Leg during which the infringement was committed;
b) that the statements are sufficiently detailed for the identity of the offending Crew to be
established beyond all doubt, as well as the exact place and time of the offence;
c) that the facts are not open to various interpretations;
d) It is forbidden, under pain of Disqualification:
 to transport the Vehicles,
 deliberately to block the passage of the Vehicles, or to prevent them from overtaking.
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2) In Argentina, in Bolivia and in Chile, all Vehicles must have their lights on, when driving on the road.
This obligation also applies to the Selective Sections.
28P2
GOING THROUGH SPEED CONTROL ZONES (EXCEPT MAXIMUM SPEED)
1) In areas defined as Speed Control Zones, the speed of Vehicle both on Selective Sections and Road
Sections is limited to 30, 50 or 90 kph.
2) If the local speed limit is lower, it applies. Additionally it is the Crew’s responsibility to adapt his
speed according to the population density and to the traffic conditions.
3) Speed Control Zones will be indicated on the Road Book by the initials ‘DZ’ and ‘FZ’.
4) The presence or absence of signposts indicating speed limits can on no account serve as an argument
in case of dispute. Overtaking is authorised on condition that the maximum speed authorised in the zone
is not exceeded.
5) In a Speed Control Zone, if the 30, 50 or 90 kph limit is exceeded, a signal will appear on the GPS’s
screen to indicate excess speed and its recording. The GPS may be checked at the end of the Selective
Section and/or upon arriving at the Bivouac, according to exactly the same procedure as described in
Article 27P.
6) When speeding an impulsion is recorded in the GPS at least every 150 m and the speeds shown on
the speed page of the GPS “SPD”. On arriving at the end of the Selective Section and/or the Bivouac a
controller will note all speeding and indicate the offence to the Competitor.
7) In the case of a Speed Control Zone composed of two successive sections with two different
maximum speeds, the maximum speed authorised in the radius of 90 m around the entry Waypoint of
the second section will always be the highest speed of the two sections. In the case where the speed
decreases, the entry in the radius of 90 m of this same Waypoint marks the start of the Deceleration
Zone (see diagram below).
2 SUCCESSIVE SECTIONS, INCREASING SPEEDS: 50 to 90 kph
DZ 50
R = 90 m
DZ 90
R = 90 m
FZ 90
DECELERATION
BRAKING TOLERANCE
R = 90 m
Section 1, penalised at 50 kph
Section 2, penalised at 90 kph
ACCELERATION TOLERANCE
SPEED CONTROL ZONE
GPS’s
indications :
Penalties, if speed
over :
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2 SUCCESSIVE SECTIONS, DECREASING SPEEDS: 90 to 50 kph
DZ 90
R = 90 m
DZ 50
R = 90 m
FZ 50
DECELERATION
BRAKING TOLERANCE
R = 90 m
DECELERATION
Section 1, penalised at 90 kph
Section 2, penalised at 50 kph
ACCELERATION TOLERANCE
SPEED CONTROL ZONE
GPS’s
indications:
Penalties, if speed
over :
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90 kph
50 kph
PULSE SIGNAL (IMPULSION)
1) If the Competitor disagrees with the infringements noted, they must make a written protest,
accompanied by a deposit, which they must then hand to the Race Direction within a half hour of
notification, so that the GPS can be further examined.
2) Any speeding recorded by the GPS will be penalised by the Clerk of Course, as follows:
 between 1 and 15 kph :
1 minute x the number of impulsions + a fixed amount of €100;
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between 16 and 40 kph :
2 minutes x the number of impulsions + a fixed amount of €200;
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more than 40 kph :
1st impulsion:
2nd successive impulsion:
3rd successive impulsion:
4th successive impulsion:
5 minutes + a fixed amount of €300;
10 minutes + a fixed amount of €500;
15 minutes + a fixed amount of €700;
60 minutes + a fixed amount of €1,500.
3) All repeated offences will result in penalties from €1,000 to Disqualification.
4) Note: Fines must be paid to the Competitors’ Relations Officer or to the Clerk of Course, within 48
hours after notification, on pain of being refused a start; or the same day for the last Stage, on pain of
being disqualified.
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28P4
SPEED LIMITS – ROAD SECTIONS (MAXIMUM SPEED)
1) Independent of Speed Control Zones (Article 28P2), the maximum speed will be limited and checked
on all Road Sections, except in special cases specified in a supplement and/or in the Road Book.
The maximum speed allowed will be that of the country crossed as a function of the type of Vehicle:
Argentina:
110 kph for cars and 90 kph for trucks,
Bolivia:
80 kph for cars,
Chile:
110 kph for cars and 90 kph for trucks.
2) On Road Sections an impulse will be recorded in the GPS every 500 m. A sign will be displayed on the
GPS screen to indicate the recording of a speeding offence.
The GPS will be checked on arriving at the Bivouac according to the procedures detailed in article 27P.
3) All speeding over the maximum speed allowed recorded in the GPS will be sanctioned by the Clerk of
Course by the following penalties:
 From 1 to 20 kph:
30 seconds X impulse + a fine of €100;
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From 21 to 40 kph:
1 minute X impulse + a fine of €200;
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more than 40 kph:
5 minutes X impulse + a fine of €300.
Over 3 successive impulses, penalties to be decided by the College of Sporting Stewards, up to
Disqualification.
28P5
TRUCK MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT IN SELECTIVE SECTION (SS)
1) On Selective Sections, the speed of racing trucks is limited to 140 kph.
2) All speeding recorded by the GPS will result in the following penalties:
 Between 141 and 145 kph:
1 minute x number of impulsions + a fixed fine of €100;
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Between 146 and 160 kph:
5 minutes x number of impulsions + a fixed fine of €200;
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Over 160 kph:
1st impulsion:
2nd impulsion:
3rd impulsion:
20 minutes + €300,
1 hour + €1,000,
Disqualification.
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29P1
DRIVER’S CODE
SENTINEL FUNCTION OF GPS
1) With a view of making overtaking safer, the Sentinel function of the GPS (a device that signals to a
Vehicle that he can be overtaken) is compulsory for all categories.
2) The GPS - Sentinel must be in operation throughout the running of each Leg and must be connected
directly to the battery of the Vehicle.
The operation of the GPS - Sentinel is the responsibility of the Competitor.
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If it is noted that the GPS - Sentinel is not in operation, through the fault of the Crew, the following
penalties will apply:
 1 hour for Vehicles classified among the top 20 in the general car classification, the top 10 in the
general truck classification, and/or A.S.O. Elite Drivers;
 €300 for the other Vehicles.
3) All Vehicles caught by another must do whatever is necessary to pull over and allow themselves to be
overtaken.
In a Selective Section, any Vehicle which has received audible warnings within a given time and which
has not pulled over to allow the other Vehicle to overtake may be sanctioned at the Sporting Stewards’
discretion, following examination of the downloaded data:
 10 for Vehicles classified among the first 20 overall in the car class and for the first 10 overall in
the truck class and/or A.S.O. Elite Drivers;
 €300 for other Vehicles.
4) All contested cases will be treated by the College of Sporting Stewards, following an audition with the
two parties concerned. Depending on the circumstances they may apply other penalties (time or
financial), to the Crew as well as to the best placed Crew of the Team of the Crew at fault.
5) In case of dispute, the data from the Sentinel is downloaded, after a written request to the Clerk of
Course, 30 minutes at the latest after the infraction has been transmitted.
29P2
ACCIDENT
1) In the case of an accident involving injuries, it is imperative that Competitors inform the Race Control
(PCO) by all possible means as quickly as possible so that appropriate means can be sent as quickly as
possible.
2) As Crew, if at least one of its members is conscious and capable of moving:
 make the area safe by simultaneously pushing the two blue buttons on the GPS, so as to activate
the Sentinel alarm function and inform other Competitors arriving in the area;
 push the red button on the Iritrack to inform the PCO of the accident;
 push the blue button on the Iritrack to be able to communicate with the PCO and inform them of
the situation.
In the case of the Iritrack malfunctioning, if the Competitor cannot communicate with the PCO, they
must let off their distress beacon.
3) If the Vehicle represents a danger to other Vehicles or, to make safe the area of the accident, a Crew
member must, after having pressed the 2 blue alarm buttons on the GPS, place a red reflective triangle
in an appropriate position, at least 50 metres before the Vehicle, so as to warn other Crews. All Crews
failing to respect this rule are liable to penalties at the discretion of the Sporting Stewards.
4) Any Crew involved in an accident which results in physical harm or not, can be subject to an
investigation by the College of Sporting Stewards. Depending on the circumstances, penalties may be
applied, including Disqualification.
5) In case of a litigation or an accident between a Car/Truck Crew and a Bike/Quad Rider in a Selective
Section, the Bike/Quad Rider must prepare himself a hand-written statement addressed to the
Bike/Quad Clerk of Course who will submit it to the Car/Truck Clerk of Course who will make a decision.
In the same way, the Car/Truck Team will be able to address a written statement of the facts to the
Car/Truck Clerk of the Course.
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29P3
ASSISTANCE IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT OF AN OTHER RIDER / COMPETITOR
1) It must be remembered that ethics demand that a Crew which sees that an accident has occurred
must stop in order to provide assistance in the most appropriate manner until the rescue service arrives.
Also, it must be remembered that major means are implemented to shorten the intervention times.
2) Any Crew that witnesses an accident placing another Crew or a bike/quad Rider in physical danger
must in the following order:
 stop;
 make the area safe by pushing simultaneously the two blue buttons on the GPS so as to activate
the Sentinel’s alarm function, to inform the Crews/Riders who arrive on the spot;
 press the red button on their Iritrack;
 give first aid to the Crew members and get information on their condition;
 call the Race Control (PCO) via their Iritrack (blue button) to report the situation;
 wait for the rescue service or another Vehicle to arrive;
 press the green button on their Iritrack, to signal that they are leaving the scene.
If it is impossible to communicate with the PCO via the Iritrack, the Crew arriving at the scene of the
accident must let off the Sarsat distress beacon of the crashed Vehicle, or if this cannot be found, their
own distress beacon.
The Crew who witnesses the accident, do not risk being disqualified if they let off their own Sarsat
distress beacon for the injured Crew.
3) The total stopping time (if more than 3 minutes) between the two Iritrack alerts (red button on
arriving and green on restarting) will be subtracted from the time taken to cover the Selective Section
on the same day, but only for the first two Crews to stop at the scene of the accident, upon the request
of the Competitor to the Clerk of Course, made within a maximum of 30 minutes after the Crew finishes
the day’s Stage.
The total stopping time can be checked and validated by the Iritrack and/or by the GPS Unik.
4) Any Crew which fails to comply with the prescriptions of the present Article 29P3 will be reported to
the Sporting Stewards who may impose penalties as provided for in the Code.
29P4
CREWS’ CODE
1) General
a) Competitors and Crews must behave with respect both on the route and with regard to:
 authorities and citizens in the countries that are travelled through;
 other Competitors / Riders;
 the Organisers.
Any impoliteness which is proven will be subject to a penalty of €500.
b) Any incorrect, fraudulent or unsporting action carried out before or during the Event by the
Competitor or members of the Crew will be judged by the Sporting Stewards, who may impose a penalty
which can go as far as Disqualification or allow an organiser to refuse the entry of the incriminated
Competitor(s) or to refuse them the start.
c) It is forbidden to leave wheels and/or punctured or damaged tyres on the itinerary of the
route. Any Competitor caught disobeying this rule will be penalised €1,000 per tyre or wheel. Repeat
offending will result in penalties up to and including Disqualification.
d) For safety reasons, during the Rally, it is strictly prohibited to realise demonstrations with the
Vehicle: burn, show, dangerous manoeuvre, etc. in the Public Zones.
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2) Sale / transfer of Vehicle FORBIDEN
In case of withdrawal, or after the end of the Rally, it is strictly forbidden for a Crew, a Team Manager
Dakar, the owner of a Vehicle or any other person of the Team to transfer or sell his/her/a Machine(s) in
any of the countries crossed.
In addition to the risks incurred locally by failure to comply with the rule in force (fines, impoundment of
Vehicle/passengers, etc.), any Crew found to have breached this rule will not be permitted to enter the
Dakar Rally for 5 years for all the persons who can be involved and linked in this sort of business.
3) Crossing the Argentinean/Chilean (all categories), Chilean /Bolivian/Chilean (Bikes – Quads & Cars)
and Chilean/ Argentinean (all categories) borders.
For health reasons, it is strictly forbidden to take the following items from Argentina to Chile, from Chile
to Bolivia and viceversa and from Chile to Argentina (SAG, act n°18755 1989, modified in 1994, act
n°19283 – SENASA resolution n°295 1999 and resolution n°816 2002). Vehicles will be searched prior to
crossing the border.
Prohibited products:
 Fruit, vegetables, herbs, plants, tubers, bulbs, grains, hay, twigs, soil, cut flowers, handicrafts,
wood and other vegetable products, pesticides and fertilisers;
 Animals, birds, bees, honey, cheese, milk, meat and dairy or meat products, embryos, seeds,
veterinary medicines (vaccines, diagnostic kits, antibiotics, medicated shampoo, etc.) or any
other animal products or any animal food;
 Protected flora and fauna and/or by-products derived from species under threat of extinction,
including threatened species of flora and fauna under the Convention on International Trade in
Endangered Species (CITES).
In addition to the risks incurred locally by failure to comply with the rules in force (fines, impoundment
of Vehicle/passengers, etc.), any Crew found to have breached this rule will incur penalties going from a
€500 fine up to Disqualification.
4) Mandatory steps with regard to customs formalities (ALL CATEGORIES)
a) Packing List
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The Packing List is defined as the mandatory and official administrative document of the
temporary importation of each Vehicle, whatever category it is registered in, race and assistance;
The Competitor must permanently keep this document with him; the Competitor must give a
copy to the Rally customs declarant as well as to the Organiser during Administrative Checks,
and/or at the embarkation in Le Havre;
The Packing List is a mandatory document to be able to cross borders. It gives a detailed list of
all the goods and material carried on board of each Vehicle including information on the Vehicle
itself. This list must be scrupulously identical from the moment it leaves Europe and/or when it
arrives in Chile to the passage of the last border AFTER the Event marked by the return to the
country of origin.
This list must be scrupulously identical from the moment it leaves Europe to the moment it
departs Argentina for the Vehicles which have been carried onboard the ferry put in place by the
Organiser; and from the moment it arrives in Argentina to the passage of the last border AFTER
the Event marked by the return to the country of origin for the Vehicles which came by their own
means.
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b) Transportation of spare parts
In order to comply with customs requirements, and to ensure there are no problems in crossing
borders, or when embarking: all borders must be crossed with the same spare parts in the
Vehicle as declared at the outset, and detailed in the mandatory Packing List of each Vehicle. It is
therefore strictly forbidden to sell or transfer any items being transported;
In addition to the risks incurred locally by failure to comply with the rules in force (fines,
impoundment of Vehicle/passengers, etc.), any Crew found to have breached this rule will be
fined €500 per item (e.g.: one tyre = €500). Any subsequent offence may incur penalties,
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c) Steps to follow when withdrawing
In case of an assistance Vehicle’s withdrawal, its Crew will ABSOLUTELY have to, on top of complying
with the Article 15.2 requirements of the Assistance Regulations, tell as soon as possible the customs
declarant as well as the Competitors Department about the Vehicle state, its position and the steps
taken to transport the Vehicle back to: the port in Argentina to embark in direction of Le Havre, either to
the Vehicle’s origin country if it has not embarked in Le Havre on the Organiser’s ferry.
5) Loss of Vehicles (complete or partial destruction)
If a Vehicle is lost (accident, fire, destruction, etc.), the Competitor must make a statement to the police
or customs. This statement must contain the facts of what happened, the registration number, the race
number, the contact details of the people involved and of the witnesses, etc. A copy of this statement
must be provided to the Organisers.
A copy of the statement must be given to the Event Competitors’ Department as well as to the customs’
declarant.
Then, the Competitors must approach the Organisers to find out what to do.
The Vehicle will imperatively have to be taken to the embarkation port returning from Argentina on 18th
January 2015 at 08.00am at the latest, where the local authorities will decide, depending on the state of
the Vehicle, whether it should be re-exported, destroyed, or whether cancellation of its temporary import
is justified. Any additional repatriation costs must be paid by the Competitor.
In addition to the risks incurred locally by failure to comply with the rules in force (fines, impoundment
of Vehicle/passengers, etc.), all infractions to this rule will lead to a penalty of €1,500.
In the case of damaged Vehicles that came on the road, the Competitors must approach the Organisers
to find out what to do.
6) Respect sensitive areas
a) In agricultural or forest areas, populated zones or zones that are sensitive from an
environmental or safety stand point, the itinerary and all the boxes of the Road Book must be
scrupulously followed. In particular it is forbidden to ‘cut’ corners by crossing fields, forests, orchards or
marshes.
 1st infringement :
€1,000 + 15 minutes,
 repeated offence:
Disqualification.
b) So as to respect the crossed areas, it is forbidden to destroy the fences’ gates located along
the route. Judges of Fact will be on spot.
All broken fence gates will result in a penalty of €1,000 + 15 minutes.
All repeated offence will result in Disqualification.
c) Certain areas of the itinerary are declared SENSITIVE ZONES. They will be mentioned on the
eve of the Stage concerned, at the Briefing and on the Briefing notes. They will be indicated on the
ground by posts and ‘plastic tape’.
A specific logo representing these sensitive areas will feature on the third column of the Road
Book (Article 29P1).
All Crews failing to respect these sensitive zones will be penalised in the following manner:
 1st infraction :
€1,000 + 15 minutes,
 repeated offence :
Disqualification.
29P5
SATELLITE TELEPHONE / GSM
1) For safety reasons, the presence of an Iridium satellite telephone and/or a GSM phone (except PDAs
or GSM phones featuring a GPS function or maps) on board Vehicles is authorised.
Attention, network coverage may be very weak in places. It is preferable to be equipped with an Iridium
satellite phone.
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2) The number(s) of all SIM cards inside the car, for whatever type of communication system must be
given to the Organisers during Administrative Checks. Except in cases detailed in 3) below, in no case
may telephones be in ‘on’ mode during Selective Sections. Spot checks will be made.
3) On Selective Sections, only in case of problems may telephones be used, only outside of the Vehicle,
with the Vehicle stopped, to signal a withdrawal, an accident or a breakdown. Beforehand, the crew will
have to inform the Race Control (PCO) of their situation via their Iritrack.
4) These telephones may be used from inside the car, only on Road Sections and only by the co-driver.
5) No permanent aerial, ‘hands-free’ kit, fixed installation or pre-wiring is authorised in the Vehicle,
except for the GPS(s) and tracking systems supplied by the Organiser.
6) During Selective Sections, no transmissions (to or from the Vehicle) of the type SMS, MMS, or data is
authorised. All equipment (data cables, infra-red, Blue Tooth, Wi-Fi or others) is forbidden.
7) Only the mode telephone is authorised. Spot checks will be made.
8) All infractions will result in penalties up to and including Disqualification.
29P6
RADIO AND TRANSMISSIONS
1) Only the following aerials will be authorised:
 for the race GPS, supplied by the Organiser’s supplier;
 Iridium linked to the Iritrack and supplied by the Organiser’s supplier;
 radio aerials designed only to receive AM or FM public radio broadcast on authorised wavebands.
To the Disqualification of all other type of aerial, linked or not, of type Standard C, D+, M, mini M, Argos,
radios, telephones, etc. All infractions may result in Disqualification from the race.
2) Radios
All HF-VHF-UHF-CB transmitters and/or receivers or all other means of communication are forbidden
throughout the entire Rally itinerary aboard Vehicles in the race. AM/FM radio receivers must be
commercially available models and not modified. The wave length of FM receivers is limited to 88 – 108
Mhz. Spot checks will be made. All infractions will result in penalties up to and including Disqualification.
Only Walkie Talkies operating on one single frequency, used within the confines of the Bivouac are
admissible. If they are not supplied by the Organiser’s radio supplier (Astrium), an authorisation must be
demanded from the authorities of the countries crossed and the frequencies used must be given to the
Organisers.
3) Satellite links
All satellite links or other links between a race Vehicle on a Selective Section and an exterior base or
another Vehicle, other than the Iritrack and the Sarsat distress beacon, are forbidden.
4) Data
All data transmission systems, that allow the tracking of Vehicles and management of Vehicle fleets is
forbidden.
And that whatever the means or technical system used, on the pain of Disqualification, with the
exception of Iritrack and Sentinel.
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29P7
IRITRACK
1) The Iritrack is a system that allows Vehicles to be followed by satellite, provided by the Organisers
and compulsory for all Competitors.
The alarms and alerts may be let off either automatically or manually.
a) automatic mode:
 alarm following a violent shock (deceleration meter), followed by a stop of 3 minutes;
 abnormal inclination (inclination meter) followed by a stop of 3 minutes.
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b) manual mode:
blue button:
phone call to the Race Control (PCO);
red button:
accident with injuries;
green button:
accident without injuries or breakdown.
c) Alternatively, at any moment, the Race Control (PCO) can clarify doubts over the phone with
the Competitor.
2) Throughout the Rally, Competitors are responsible for the correct functioning of their Iritrack. It must
be functioning and stay permanently connected, with power cables and aerial connected throughout the
length of each Stage. Any incident caused by the Competitor (loss, destruction, being switched off, etc.)
and/or all attempts of a fraudulent nature or manipulation will result in penalties, up to Disqualification,
to be decided upon by the College of Sporting Stewards.
3) Any Rider/Competitor which Iritrack would not work at the start of a Road Section will be refused the
start. He will have 30 minutes to put its Machine in conformity without risking penalties. Passed this
given time, penalties for lateness will apply.
29P8
ON BOARD CAMERAS (SEE APPENDIX 6 – TECHNICAL DETAILS)
1) Competitors are obliged to accept the fitting of a kit (power cables and mounting bracket) and the
fitting of on board camera (+ sound) during the Rally. These systems will be installed temporally in
Vehicles as required by the Organisers. All refusals will result in the start being refused.
2) The camera will switch on automatically during Selective Sections and/or Road Sections. Competitors
will be informed that cameras are functioning via a light. The camera must function and remain
permanently connected, with power cables and aerials connected, throughout the Stage.
3) All incidents caused by Competitors (loss, destruction, switching off, etc.) and/or all attempts at fraud
or manipulation will result in penalties to be decided upon by the College of Sporting Stewards.
4) No system for on board images will be authorised on board the Vehicles, except the on board camera
fixed by the Organisers’ supplier.
29P9
OXYGEN
For safety reasons, the use and transport of oxygen bottles in a Vehicle are prohibited on Selective
Sections.
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30P1
RECONNAISSANCE AND OPENING OF THE ROUTE
RECONNAISSANCE
1) The Organiser’s reconnaissance crew will verify that the route is accessible to all race Vehicles.
2) The reconnaissance crew shall consist of persons showing significant experience of Cross-Countries
Rallies.
30P2
OPENING OF THE ROUTE
1) The Organisers undertake to put in place a team, whose purpose is to check the entire route, a few
days ahead of the race, under his responsibility.
2) The opening vehicles are equipped according to the “Reconnaissance and Route Opening Guidelines”
of the FIA.
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31P1
SERVICE AND REFUELLING
GENERAL
Bivouac
After having marked at the Stage Finish TC, the Competitors or any member of the crew can take out
the race vehicle from the Bivouac for refuelling, washing the vehicles, go to the hotel or perform
technical tests whithin a radius of 30 km from the Bivouac.
During those tests the Iritrack must be switched on, at risk of penalty at the discretion of the College of
Sporting Stewards. All these tests must be performed outside all Selective Sections.
This paragraph does not apply for a Marathon Stage.
1) During Selective Sections, any assistance except that expressly allowed in the current Regulations is
forbidden (except between Crews still in the race).
2) The Service carried out in the Selective Sections is strictly prohibited by Vehicles registered in the
Service category.
During the entire duration of the Rally, the service carried out by Service Crews is allowed only on the
sections common to the Competition and to the Service Vehicles.
3) Service Crews must keep exactly to the itinerary of Road Sections and service areas such as detailed
in the Road Book which are available from the Organiser.
4) All infractions of the Service Crew / Vehicle Regulations will incur penalties up to and including
Disqualification. All assisted Crews are responsible for their Service Crews.
5) A Competitor may be temporarily or permanently deprived of their Service Vehicle and the material it
transports, depending on the gravity of the infraction committed.
31P2
CAR/ TRUCK MARATHON STAGE
1) Service is ONLY authorised among CAR Competitors still in the race for the Car Marathon Stage and
among Truck Competitors also for the Truck Marathon Stage.
No outside Service is authorised.
2) The Pilot, co-pilot and/or his Vehicle are not allowed to go outside the Bivouac / Workshop Park
enclosure defined by the Organisation, except with the transportation means set up by the Organisation.
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3) The reclassification / repositioning request is not allowed on the first day of a Marathon Stage.
4) Only for Car Competitors the four wheels/tyres plus the 2 or 3 spare wheels/tyres will be marked on
the day prior to the Marathon Stage.
The Competitor or his service must have prepared and have at the Official’s disposal the wheels/tyres
that will be marked. No change of wheels/tyres which has not been transported by the race vehicle will
be authorised.
However, Car Teams will have the possibility to leave wheels to the Organisation the night of the
Antofagasta Stage in order to have them available at Uyuni’s Bivouac. A 20-minute penalty will apply to
any Competitor using one of the wheels being at his disposal.
In the case where this is not respected, penalties for “forbidden Service” will apply.
For truck Competitors, the number of wheels/tyres remains free.
5) The penalties will only be applied the evening of the first day of a Marathon Stage. The rest of the
penalties incurred in the Marathon Stage will be applied at the end of the Marathon Stage.
6) The Organiser will make a workshop truck available to Riders with access to: air, water and basic
tools.
31P3
AUTHORISED SERVICE
1) Only Service Vehicles and people officially entered in the Race or as Assistance are authorised to
transport assistance materials that must weight no more than the weight limit imposed by the
International Highway Code.
2) Assistance is authorised
a) On the route of a Selective Section
By the Crew of a Car, a Rider riding a Machine (Bike / Quad) or a Truck officially entered in and still in
the Race.
By an Assistance category Vehicle, after the closure of the control at the end of the Selective Section
and after having informed the Organiser.
b) On the route of a Road Section
By the Crew of a Car, a Rider riding a Machine (Bike / Quad) or a Truck officially entered in and still in
the Race. By vehicles in the assistance category, when the Service Vehicles have the same itinerary to
that of the Race. Refuelling with petrol or diesel out of a Service Vehicle is prohibited.
c) Between the end of a Stage and the start of the following Stage (at the Bivouac)
By the Crew of a Car, a Rider riding a Machine (Bike / Quad) or a Truck officially entered in and still in
the Race and by Vehicles in the Service category.
It is authorised for persons entered as Service Crews to freely take Race Vehicles out of the Bivouac for
the purposes of refuelling, washing or for testing within a 30 km radius of the Bivouac (the Iritrack must
be switched on).
d) At the Bivouac, after the Start of the Selective Section
Once the Vehicle has taken the Start of the Selective Section, the Service at the Bivouac (under
conditions described in point c) is authorised providing the Vehicle does not return to the Bivouac in the
opposite direction to the Rally itinerary.
Where there is only one track, returning to the Bivouac is forbidden, on pain of Disqualification.
In the case of off-track, for safety reasons and so as not to meet Vehicles coming in the other direction,
Vehicles must move away from the tracks to the Bivouac, without incurring penalties.
e) In authorised zones
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The Service areas may be allowed and will be shown in the Race and Service Road Books.
f) 100 % electric Vehicles will be allowed to change their battery at the Bike refuelling, and at
the Start and Finish of Selective Sections. This change will be made by an accredited Vehicle which must
not transport any other parts than those necessary to change batteries. The Organisers must be
informed of all points corresponding to a change of battery 48 hours in advance.
3) Rest day
During rest day, ONLY the temporary importation of TYRES is authorised. The Competitor must send the
detailed list to the Competitors’ Department before 1 st December 2014.
The delivery must be made anywhere but in the Bivouac.
In no case can this importation modify the original Packing List of the Competitor’s Vehicle(s) or any
other subscribed Vehicle.
Therefore, the used tyres must be send back and will not stay nor be sold on the Argentinean territory.
In case of infringement to this Article, the Competitor and his Team will be refused the Event entry for 5
years.
31P4
PENALTIES FOR FORBIDDEN SERVICE
1) A team put in place by the Organisers on the itinerary and at the Bivouac will be dedicated to
checking all forms of forbidden assistance.
2) Service carried out by a non-accredited Vehicle or person will lead to the following penalties :
 1st infringement : obligation for Vehicles and/or the persons concerned to be accredited with the
Organisation or to leave the itinerary of the Rally + a 3-hour penalty for the Competitor
concerned, from 6 hours to Disqualification on a Selective Section;
 2nd infringement: Disqualification of the concerned Crew.
3) Carrying out Service on a Selective Section (Vehicle and/or Service Crews registered in the Service
category) will lead to penalties from 6 hours to Disqualification. All repeated offences will lead to
Disqualification.
4) Any presence of a Service Crew / Vehicle on a Road Section, a Start or a Finish of a Selective Section
when they do not feature on the Service Road Book, will lead to penalties from 3 hours to
Disqualification. All repeated offences will lead to Disqualification.
5) Any transport of parts or Service by a Vehicle not accredited, the dropping or parachuting of spare
parts in a Stage will lead to penalties from 6 hours to Disqualification. All repeated offences will lead to
Disqualification.
6) Carrying out Service outside the Bivouac or in an enclosed place (inside or outside the Bivouac), will
lead to penalties from 6 hours to Disqualification. All repeated offences will lead to Disqualification. A
tent is not considered as an enclosed place.
7) Signposting or the transmission of information by any means will be sanctioned by a 3 hours + €500
penalty per infringement, for the concerned Vehicle.
8) The presence of any means of transport (car, bike, quad, truck, aircraft, helicopter, etc.) following the
Rally route the same day or a number of days prior, as well as the prolonged flying over of any means of
transport, with official means or not, carrying aboard a person having any link whatsoever with Vehicles
still in the race will lead to the immediate Disqualification of all the participants having a link with one of
these means.
9) All airborne Service not controlled by the Organisers will lead to penalties from 6 hours to
Disqualification. All repeated offences will lead to Disqualification.
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Airborne Service is considered as any presence on a Leg of an aircraft having aboard any person with
any link whatsoever with a Rider / Competitor and any transport of Service materials (tools, generators,
lights, compressors, etc.) in private planes or planes chartered by the Organisers.
31P5
TEAM MANAGER
1) The Team Manager is allowed to go to the Finish of Selective Sections, when these feature on the
Service Road Book, or when they are located at less than 50 km of the Bivouac. To do so he must ask
for authorisation from the Organisers giving the name of the Team Manager and the type of Vehicle to
be used. At no moment can he be on the itinerary of the Selective Section, except if specifically
authorised by the Clerk of Course. The Team Manager is not authorised to transport tools and spare
parts in the Team Manager’s plane. In the case of infraction, the assisted Competitor will receive
penalties up to and including Disqualification.
2) Within the same Team, it will be possible to enter one to several individuals as Team Manager and
they may alternate between the Team Manager aircraft and the Service Vehicles. No change of name
may be made during the Event, except in the case of great circumstance, that has been judged and
accepted as such by the College of Sporting Stewards.
3) The Team Manager must, during Administrative Checks, approve and sign the list of Vehicles in the
Service category which have been entered for himself and for which he is sportingly responsible.
4) The Team Manager, corresponding to the criteria of Article 3P37, may benefit, where possible, from
the Organisers aircraft transport. the Organiser reserves the right to accept or not any person as Team
Manager.
5) Entry is by invitation only, upon the reception of requests, which must be received by the Competitors
Department before 1st October 2014. They must be sent to:
Dakar Competitors’ Department
Tel: +33 (0)1.41.33.14.60 Fax: +33 (0)1.41.33.14.69
e-mail: [email protected]
31P6
FUEL – FUEL RANGE – REFUELLING
1) Fuel
The refuelling in Uyuni will be done with barrils. Every Crew must order it to the Competitors’
Department, on 10th November 2014 at the latest.
The allowed fuels will have to match the following norms:
 FIA norms, Appendix J;
 official norms of fuels distributed in the petrol stations in Argentina and Chile (norms available
from the Organiser).
The maximum limit of CETAN for Diesel Vehicles is 55.
The use of special fuels, other than those described above is strictly forbidden on the pain of
Disqualification, with the exception of Vehicles racing for the Alternative Energies Challenge.
The use of aviation fuel (AVGAS) is authorised for petrol-engine Vehicles.
The use of bio fuels will be accepted upon declaration, after acceptation of the file by the Organising
Committee. The requests have to be carried out before 15th October 2014.
2) Fuel Range
All Vehicles must have a minimum range of 800 km, with the exception of 100% electric Vehicles.
Each Competitor is responsible for calculating his fuel range. In no case may Competitors make any
claims against the Organisers if their Vehicle fails to cover the minimum distance of 800 km, regardless
of the nature of the terrain.
For safety reasons, a 10% margin is indispensable, i.e. a range of 880 km.
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3) Refuelling
a) The obtaining of fuel is authorised uniquely, on pain of Disqualification:
 at commercial service stations in the Stage towns or on the Road Sections;
 via distributors authorised by the Organisers (list available upon request) at the Bivouac on the
designed area;
 at the Organiser’s distribution points (Bike refuelling for NRJ Challenge Vehicles).
b) Refuelling out of barrels is forbidden on Road Sections. Refuelling is authorised on Road Sections
only at the petrol stations, only with local fuel, available from the pump of the petrol station.
Fuel delivery is allowed only at the Bivouacs or at the petrol stations of the towns of the Bivouacs (Stage
town).
c) When there is no petrol station close to the Bivouac, the Organiser will make fuel available at the
Bivouac, which will be delivered in barrels (Diesel and 95 octane lead-free). Order forms will be sent out
by the Organiser in September and must be returned by mid-October 2014. Tickets corresponding to
orders will be given to Competitors at Administrative Checks so that Competitors may obtain fuel at the
Bivouacs concerned.
d) For safety reasons, refuelling at the Bivouac can only be done in areas designed and signposted
by the Organiser. The Competitor must have a fire extinguisher within arm’s reach and be at a
respectable distance from other Vehicles.
The responsibility during refuelling is the Competitor’s alone. Engines must be stopped during all
refuelling.
The Competitor must remain outside the Vehicle during refuelling.
e) Refuelling between racing Vehicles is authorised.
f) The filling of fuel tanks of T1 and T2 diesel Cars can only be made from T4 or T5 Trucks, if the
fuel tank of the Truck is located outside the bodywork of the Truck, under the Vehicle.
T5 Trucks can only refuel at the Bivouac.
g) The failure to respect the clauses listed above will result in penalties up to and including
Disqualification. Checks will be made.
31P7
RACE VEHICLE BECOMING A SERVICE VEHICLE
1) A Crew / Competitor disqualified or having withdrawn must leave the Rally and remove his race
numbers and “Rally” plates.
He may continue on to Buenos Aires, through the daily Bivouacs, as a Service Vehicle after having:
 informed the Race Direction, via the Competitors Relations Officers (CRO), or via Iritrack phone;
 contacted the Deputy Clerk of Course in charge of the Service category;
 modified his door and roof race plates;
 obtained the Service Road Book;
 exchanged their Crew’s bracelets with Service bracelets;
 returned his Sarsat distress beacon and his Iritrack to the suppliers;
 returned his race GPS (ERTF). Obligation to rent a GPS from the supplier Tripy.
2) He must neither drive nor stop on the Race itinerary on the same day as its passing, nor on days
preceding its passage. He must respect the instructions stated in this document and conform to the
Service Vehicles’ Regulations.
3) Failure to respect these clauses will result in the request for sanctions from the entrants’ National
Sporting Authority.
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32P
ENGINE CHANGE
In Group T1, T3 and OP, only one engine block is authorised per Vehicle.
Any change of the engine block will lead to Disqualification.
33P
33P1
INSURANCE
ASSISTANCE / REPATRIATION
The Organiser has passed assistance / repatriation services to MUTUAIDE, a subsidiary of Groupama, in
the case of:
 physical attack which makes it impossible, in the opinion of a member of the Rally medical team,
to continue with the competition;
 death;
 hospitalisation or death of a family member;
 legal proceedings;
 psychological trauma.
1) DEFINITIONS
a) Insurer
MUTUAIDE ASSISTANCE, hereinafter referred to as MUTUAIDE, a limited liability company with
subscribed capital of €9,590,040, headquartered at 8-14 avenue des Frères Lumière, 94368 Bry sur
Marne Cedex, regulated by the Code of Insurance –under the control of the “Autorité de Contrôle
Prudentiel” located on 61, rue Taitbout – 75009 Pars – under 383 974 086 R.C.S. Créteil.
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b) Beneficiaries
Competitors and their assistance;
members of the Organisation, their suppliers and their employees, their partners and their
employees;
Event Officials;
journalists and members of the media;
persons invited by the Organisers, their partners and anyone participating in a trip organised by
V.S.O.
c) Area of applications
Cover is provided for the DAKAR 2015 Rally course from the first day of Administrative Checks and
Scrutineering in Buenos Aires on 1st January 2015 through to 20th January 2015 at midday in Buenos
Aires and covers Pilots / Competitors and their assistance.
During this period, Pilots / Competitors who leave or abandon the competition will continue to be
covered in Argentine, Bolivia and Chile provided they continue to follow the Rally, or rejoin Buenos Aires
or the embarking port in Argentina taking the most direct route from the point at which they abandoned
the Rally.
d) Domicile
The Beneficiary’s usual place of residence. In the case of legal proceedings, the address for tax will be
deemed to be the place of domicile.
e) Europe
Countries of the European Union
Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France,
Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal,
The Czech Republic, Romania, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Sweden.
f) South America
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, French Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname,
Uruguay, Venezuela.
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g) Family
Spouse not separated or divorced, legal cohabitant or civil partner, children, direct ascendants.
h) Physical attack
Any deterioration in health following an accident or sudden illness and/or unforeseeable.
2) COVER
REMEMBER
In the case of physical attack, the Rally medial team will arrange and organise transport of the
Beneficiary from the place of the accident to the Rally Bivouac or to the nearest appropriate medical
institution using the Rally’s ground or air transport.
HOW THE COVER IS PROVIDED
From the Bivouac or medical institution to which the Beneficiary has been transported by the Organiser,
the Medical Director of MUTUAIDE, in liaison with the Rally medical teams, will decide, purely on the
basis of medical interests and in compliance with the health regulations in force:
In the case of a Beneficiary resident or domiciled in one of the South American country or in Europe (see
countries designated above):
 either to hospitalise the Beneficiary in a nearby care centre, if their medical condition requires it,
before considering return to a European institution close to, or in, their place of domicile;
 or to arrange and organise transportation of the Beneficiary, if he is physically incapable of
travelling by his own means, to his place of domicile or to appropriate hospital facilities close to
his place of domicile.
In the case of a Beneficiary domiciled outside one of the South American countries and outside Europe:
 either to hospitalise the Beneficiary in a nearby care centre before, if necessary, if his medical
condition requires it, considering return to a European institution;
 or to arrange and organise transportation of the Beneficiary to a European city or to an
appropriate European hospital facilities.
Any request for immediate repatriation to a country outside South America and outside Europe will be
examined on a case by case basis with the Medical Director of MUTUAIDE.
If necessary, MUTUAIDE will carry out local research to find a suitable medical facility.
Information from the regular GP, which is often important, can help the Rally medical team to reach the
most appropriate decision.
It is, in this respect, expressly agreed that the final decision, taken purely on the basis of medical
interest for the Beneficiary, rests ultimately with the Medical Director of MUTUAIDE.
The final choice regarding hospital location, date, the need for the Beneficiary to be accompanied and
the methods used will be taken exclusively on the basis of medical considerations.
If the Beneficiary refuses to abide by the decision which the Medical Director deems most appropriate,
he expressly frees MUTUAIDE from all responsibility in particular if he returns by his own means or if his
state of health deteriorates. In such case, he may not claim any reimbursement of expenses incurred.
Extension of services: help to organise return journeys.
Beneficiaries whose medical condition does not justify repatriation for medical reasons, under the
conditions hereby described, may nevertheless benefit from logistical help (without costs being incurred
by MUTUAIDE) for the organisation of their transfer between the place where they retired on the Rally
and Buenos Aires.
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a) Transfer and/or repatriation of the Beneficiary
If the Beneficiary’s state of health leads, under the terms advised above, the Medical Director of
MUTUAIDE, in agreement with the Rally medical team, to decide to transfer or repatriate the Beneficiary,
MUTUAIDE will take care of the transportation.
Transportation will be by whatever means is appropriate (ambulance, scheduled flight, air ambulance,
etc.) under medical supervision if necessary.
Only the medical interests of the Beneficiary and compliance with the health regulations in force shall be
considered in selecting the means of transport.
IMPORTANT: This service will never be used in the case of minor lesions which can be treated locally and
which do not prevent the Beneficiary from continuing in the Rally or from getting to Buenos Aires by his
own means (with the exception, for certain cases, upon the Medical Director of the Rally’s decision, of
the “medical costs”).
Note: The obligation to stop the Rally will not systematically give the right to repatriation costs being
covered.
CAUTION: If a Beneficiary resident or domiciled outside South America or outside Europe is repatriated
from Europe to his country of domicile or residence, this shall be at his own expense and it is strongly
recommended that transport be arranged and/or specific insurance taken out and to check with the
insurer exactly what is covered.
b) Medical expenses (including the cost of hospitalisation) incurred during 2015 Dakar
With the prior agreement of its Medical Director, MUTUAIDE will pay, up to a limit of €4,500 including
tax per Beneficiary, medical fees, the cost of medicines prescribed by a doctor or surgeon, the costs of
hospitalisation if decided by the medical team.
Are excluded all the medical costs, medicine or hospitalisation costs, incurred subsequently the potential
repatriation or after the Beneficiary’s return to his domicile or in a structure close to his domicile.
The Beneficiary undertakes to apply to all health insurance companies through which he has cover with a
view to obtaining reimbursement of all or part of his medical and hospitalisation costs and to repay any
amounts to MUTUAIDE.
IMPORTANT: Medical costs exceeding €4,500 to be paid by the Beneficiary; it is strongly recommended
that specific medical insurance be arranged and that a check is made with the insurer regarding what is
covered, in particular given participation in a competition.
This ‘‘Medical Expenses’’ cover, (which cover medical expenses and hospital costs resulting from an
accident during the Rally and incurred outside of the country of domicile) may be arranged, by post or
during Administrative Checks with the Sport Events Department of Gras Savoye whose contact details,
offer and website address can be found on the Rally website at www.dakar.com
The taking out of ‘medical expenses’ cover is optional but strongly recommended; it can be linked with
an Individual Accident Insurance which is also strongly recommended. So as to facilitate the use of any
insurance cover, the details of the insurer will be taken by the medical team when Riders / Competitors
register.
Extended service: advance of hospitalisation costs
If a Beneficiary is unable to meet the cost of medical expenses in excess of €4,500, MUTUAIDE may
agree to advance funds.
This will be done against a guarantee cheque made out to MUTUAIDE ASSISTANCE or an IOU signed by
the Beneficiary or his legal representative.
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In all cases, any sums advanced are repayable within sixty (60) days of the funds being made available.
If payment is not received, MUTUAIDE reserves the right to take any action required to recover the
monies from the Beneficiary.
This extended service does not apply to Argentinean Beneficiaries in Argentina, to Bolivian Beneficiaries
in Bolivia and to Chilean Beneficiaries in Chile.
c) Repatriation of corpse
If a Beneficiary dies during the 2015 DAKAR, MUTUAIDE will pay for:
 the cost of transporting the corpse to the funeral parlour closest to his place of domicile;
 the costs associated with preserving the corpse in compliance with legislation;
 costs directly associated with transporting the corpse.
The Beneficiary’s family is responsible for all other costs.
MUTAIDE alone is responsible for selecting the companies to be involved in the repatriation process.
If the local authorities expressly demand that an eligible person is present in order to implement the
necessary repatriation steps, MUTUAIDE will organise and pay for such person’s return journey as well
as accommodation costs up to €500 including tax.
d) Visit by a relative
If the Beneficiary’s state of health requires hospitalisation for a period greater than five (5) days prior to
repatriation, MUTUAIDE will organise and pay for a return journey for a person designated by the
Beneficiary and domiciled in the same country as the Beneficiary to visit the Beneficiary’s bedside.
MUTUAIDE will also organise and pay for this person’s accommodation up to €100 per night, including
tax, up to the date of repatriation.
The maximum total cover for a visit by a relative (transport + accommodation) is €4,000 including tax.
This person must pay his/her own subsistence costs.
e) Expected return
If a Beneficiary is forced to interrupt his participation in the Rally as a consequence of the unexpected
hospitalisation for a minimum of five (5) days, or the death, of a member of his family, MUTUAIDE will
organise and pay for his return to his country of domicile.
f) Legal assistance
If a Beneficiary is subject to legal proceedings or is incarcerated for unintentional failure to comply with,
or breach of, local legislation and Regulations:
 MUTUAIDE will advance any bail demanded by the local authorities to secure temporary release
of the Beneficiary, up to a limit of €15,000 including tax.
This will be done against a guarantee cheque made out to MUTUAIDE ASSISTANCE or an IOU
signed by the Beneficiary or his legal representative.
In all cases, any sums advanced are repayable within sixty (60) days of the funds being made
available.
If payment is not received, MUTUAIDE reserves the right to take any action required to recover
the monies, from the Beneficiary.
MUTUAIDE may also help a Beneficiary to appoint a legal adviser and to pay their fees up to a
limit of €4,000 including tax.
g) Replacement driver
If, following a physical accident or illness affecting the Beneficiary, none of the other Beneficiaries (codriver, service Team) is able to drive in his place, MUTUAIDE will provide and pay for a replacement
driver to take the Vehicle to Buenos Aires or the embarking port in Argentina, by the most direct route,
provided the vehicle is in a state which complies with technical control standards.
The Beneficiary is responsible for the costs associated with returning the vehicle (tolls, fuel) as well as
any hotel and subsistence costs.
h) Psychological support
If, following an incident involving physical injury, the Beneficiary suffers psychological trauma, he may
receive emergency psychological assistance.
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To guarantee this service, they must contact MUTUAIDE within a maximum of thirty (30) days following
the traumatic event and provide their GP’s contact details.
On receipt of any such request, MUTUAIDE will, provided the Beneficiary is in a suitable state of health,
and on the advice of the MUTUAIDE doctor, organise emergency psychological assistance.
This support will be provided by a psychologist and includes the organisation and payment of three
telephone consultation
In all cases, the decision to provide emergency psychological support will be taken exclusively by the
MUTUAIDE Medical Director, possibly after contacting, and with the agreement of, the Beneficiary’s GP.
This service is available in the following languages: French, English, Spanish.
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3) DISQUALIFICATIONS
a) No assistance/repatriation hereby detailed will be provided for conditions or minor lesions
which may be treated in situ, or for conditions which do not stop the Beneficiary from continuing the
Rally or returning to Buenos Aires by his own means.
(With the exception of certain cases of the “Medical Expenses” cover, to be decided upon by the Medical
Director of the Rally).
Note: The obligation to stop the Rally will not systematically give the right to repatriation costs being
covered.
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b) No assistance will be provided in the case of physical attack or death resulting:
from an intentional or deceitful act on the part of the Beneficiary;
from involvement in wagers, fights, brawls;
from non-emergency pathological conditions;
from nervous illness, nervous depression, mental health conditions;
from use by the beneficiary of medications, drugs, narcotics, tranquillisers and/or similar
products which are not medically subscribed;
from a state of inebriation characterised by the presence of a level of pure alcohol in the blood
which is equal or superior to that which applies to legislation governing driving a car in France,
and in force on the date of the accident;
from suicide or attempted suicide and its consequences.
c) The following costs will not be met under any circumstances:
the medical or hospitalisation costs incurred after the repatriation;
the medical costs incurred without the prior agreement of the Rally Medical Director;
the cost of medical equipment, braces and prosthetics;
any spa treatments of any kind;
aesthetic treatments;
the cost of rehabilitation, physiotherapy, chiropractice;
the cost of purchasing vaccinations and the costs of vaccination;
the cost of medical or paramedical services and the cost of purchasing therapeutic products not
recognised under French law;
the cost of a final coffin;
customs costs.
Participants will be provided with a document about the services described above during the
Administrative Checks.
3 3P 2
T H IR D P AR TY C OV ER
The Organiser has arranged a Public Liability Insurance policy with AXA France which relates specifically
to sports events with terrestrial vehicles in accordance with the legislation in force.
The rights of engagement under the insurance premium cover the Competitor's public liability towards
third parties up to the following amounts per event:
 €2,500,000 for material damages;
 €13,100,000 for physical damage;
 or the minimum in vigour in the countries crossed.
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The purpose of said contract is thus to cover, in the case of an accident, fire or explosion during the
course of the Rally, financial consequences arising from Civil Liability which may be the responsibility:
 of Competitors as a result of physical or material damage caused to third parties to agents of the
State or any other public body involved in the order, Organisation or control of the Rally;
 of Competitors as a result of physical or material damage caused to other Competitors during
Road Sections but in Selective Sections, uniquely if the responsibility of one of them may clearly
and without ambiguity be determined, admitted and proved;
 of Drivers in regard to their team mates and passengers resulting from accidents incurred on
public roads not reserved for private use (notably during Road Sections) or during Selective
Sections on condition that the responsibility of the Driver can be proved.
The insurance contract which the Organiser has arranged in no cases covers (non-exhaustive list):
 accidents caused by strike, riots, crowd movements, civil or foreign war;
 the responsibility of an insured party in the case of an accident caused by intention or deceit;
 the responsibility of an insured person in the case of damage to assets which he owns, has
rented, is the depository or guardian of;
 fines;
 the theft of vehicles, separate items and all other property (the Organiser accepts no liability,
therefore, in the case of theft which occurs in a country being crossed by the Rally).
Period of cover:
 for Vehicles embarking on ferries organised by the Organiser insurance cover will come into effect
at the moment of vehicles entering the Locked Park at the port of Le Havre on 20th or 21st
November 2014) and will expire on exit of vehicles from the Locked Park at the port of return to
Europe (at the latest on 28th February 2015 at 11.59pm).
 You are reminded that the sea crossing is not covered by this policy.
 for other vehicles (not transported in ferries organised by the Organiser) : insurance cover will
take effect at the moment vehicles enter Scrutineering in Buenos Aires (Argentina), or starting
1st January 2015, and will end after the finish podium in Buenos Aires (Argentina), thus at the
latest the 17th January 2015 at 11.59pm.
Vehicles circulating in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile outside of the periods covered by the guarantee must
be insured locally by their owners.
Caution:
 All vehicles which do not embark on board the ferry set up by the Organiser must therefore
subscribe insurance for these countries.

This policy covers the third party insurance for the vehicles during their participation in the Rally,
within the official route (Selective Sections and Road Sections) of the Rally indicated by the
Organiser. The Competitors who move away from it (notably before Administrative Checks and
Scrutineering or following their withdrawal) must contract an insurance for their vehicle
depending on the local Regulations.
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Are expressly excluded from this cover all the private tests realised before the entering of the
Machine/Vehicle into the Scrutineering area in Buenos Aires ; competitors wishing to carry some
tests out must insure their vehicles.
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Are expressly excluded all the dangerous road behaviours (demonstration, show, burn, etc.)
during the Rally.
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Vehicles disqualified or having withdrawn will still be covered only upon the condition they rejoin Buenos
Aires or the embarking port in Argentina by the most direct route from the place they withdrew or by the
Event’s itinerary.
In the case of accident, the Pilot / Competitor or his representative must make a written statement,
within 24 hours, to the Clerk of Course, or to the Head of Competitors Relations (or possibly directly to
the Organiser’s headquarters). The report must mention the circumstances of the accident and contact
details of any witnesses.
The Pilot / Competitor thus enters the 2015 Dakar Rally “Argentina – Bolivia - Chile” fully aware of the
risks this Rally could lead them to take.
Traffic in the Bivouac:
The Organization requests and forces all Competitors to use some other type of transportation apart
from the machines and vehicles entered in the race: mini-bikes, quads, scooters, or any other
transportation vehicle that insures the said machines / vehicles against possible accidents.
These machines / vehicles must be covered by the insurance even though they do not leave the bivouac.
33P3
INDIVIDUAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE
The Rider / Competitor must contact his National Sporting Authority to find out what his sport driving
licence covers him for. It is also strongly advised that they take out additional insurance with the
insurance company of their choice.
This Personal Accident Insurance (which guarantees the payment of lump sum in the case of death or
permanent injury following an accident during the course of the Rally) may be arranged with the Sport
Events Department of Gras Savoye whose contact details, offer and website address can be found on the
Rally website at www.dakar.com
This offer can be supplemented with optional ‘‘Medical Expenses’’ cover (which will reimburse medical
expenses incurred outside the country of domicile as the result of an accident during the course of the
Rally).
As indicated above, the medical expenses entered into, with the agreement of the Medical Director, will
be covered by MUTUAIDE up to the limit of €4,500.
This Personal Accident Insurance, as well as the ‘‘Medical Expenses’’ cover is optional, but is strongly
recommended.
It may be arranged by contacting the Sport Events Department of Gras Savoye prior to the Rally’s
departure, or, at the latest, during Administrative Checks at Buenos Aires. .
Gras Savoye is at the disposition of participants for all other requests presented before 12th December
2014.
The complete text of the insurance contract is available upon request from Gras Savoye.
34P
TIME CARD
1) At the start of a Stage, Crews shall be given a Time Card on which the target times and the maximum
times authorised to cover each Road Section and each Selective Section shall appear respectively. This
Time Card is handed in at the Finish Time Control of each Stage and replaced by a new one at the start
of the next Stage. Each Crew is solely responsible for its Time Card.
2) Any correction or amendment made to the Time Card will result in Disqualification, unless such
correction or amendment has been approved in writing by the controller.
3) The Crew alone is responsible for submitting the Time Card at the different controls and for the
accuracy of the entries. The controllers are the only persons allowed to enter the time on the Time Card,
by hand or by means of a print-out.
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4) Crews are obliged, under pain of penalties which may go as far as Disqualification, to have their
passage checked at all points mentioned on their Time Card, and in the correct order. The absence of a
stamp or the failure to hand in the Time Card at any control will result in a penalty which may go as far
as Disqualification.
5) At all the various controls, the Time Card may only be presented if the Crew is complete and aboard
the Vehicle, on pain of Disqualification.
6) The fact of losing a Time Card or not taking it at the Start TC will lead to a 5-minute penalty which is
applied to the General Classification.
35P
CONTROL ZONES
1) All controls, i.e. Time Controls, Start and Finish of Selective Sections, Passage Control will be
indicated by means of a standardised double sign.
2) The beginning of the control area is marked by 2 warning signs on a yellow background. At a distance
of about 100 m, the position of the control post is indicated by 2 signs on a red background. The end of
the control area, approximately 100 m further on, is indicated by 2 final signs on a beige background
with three black transversal stripes.
3) The Time Control Zone should be organised in such a way that Team members can watch the
timekeeping without entering the Control Zone. The maximum width of the zone may not exceed
15 m
and the zone must be situated along a single axis, except for Passage Control Zones.
4) It is strictly forbidden to enter and/or leave a control area from any direction other than that
prescribed by the Road Book and/or to re-enter a control area once checking-in has taken place at this
control, on pain of:
 1st infringement:
penalty of 10 minutes,
 1st repeated offence:
penalty of 1 hour,
 2nd repeated offence:
Disqualification or Fixed Penalty where this exists.
5) The official time is the GPS time.
The target check-in time is the responsibility of the Crews alone, who may consult the official clock on
the control table.
The Rally time (timings, Briefings, etc.) will be GMT-3 (Paris Time) in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.
6) Control posts shall be ready to function 30 minutes before the target time for the passage of the first
crew. Unless the Clerk of Course decides otherwise, they will cease to operate 1 hour after the target
time for the last Crew.
The Time Controls for the Start and Finish of Selective Sections will cease to operate at a time calculated
taking into account the maximum time(s) allowed preceding this control for the last classified
Competitor.
7) On pain of a penalty which may go as far as Disqualification, the Crews are obliged to follow the
instructions of the marshal in charge of the control post, who must be assisted by a controller (all
possible cases will be examined by the Sporting Stewards following a written report by the marshal in
charge of the control post).
8) A Vehicle must move by its own means, using the starter power is allowed.
If the Vehicle is unable to move, towing and/or pushing by a Vehicle still in the race is allowed or by a
Service Vehicle / Crew when the race and the Service Vehicles follow the same itinerary.
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36P
36P1
TIME CONTROLS
GENERAL
1) At the Time Controls, the controllers will indicate on the Time Card the check-in time, which
corresponds to the exact moment at which one of the Crew members submits the Time Card to the
controller. The clocking of the Time Card will only be carried out if all the Crew members and the Vehicle
are within the immediate vicinity of the control table.
2) The check-in procedure commences the moment the Vehicle passes the entry sign for the Time
Control Zone.
3) The Crew is forbidden to stop or to drive abnormally slowly between the zone entry sign and the
control post. A Crew may remain in the Control Zone only for as long as is necessary to complete the
check-in formalities, Scrutineering and GPS checks.
4) The Crew does not incur any penalty for early arrival if the Vehicle enters the Control Zone during the
minute before the target check-in minute.
5) For Road Sections, the target check-in time is that obtained by adding the time allowed for
completing the Road Section to the starting time for that Section. These times are expressed in hours
and minutes and are always shown from 00.01 to 24.00.
6) For Road Sections, the crew does not incur any penalty for late arrival if the time card is submitted to
the controller during the target check-in minute. For example, a crew which is supposed to check in at a
control at 18h 58 min. shall be considered on time if the check-in takes place between 18h 58 min. 00
sec. and 18h 58 min. 59 sec.
7) At the Time Control at the Finish of a Road Section, the controller will enter on the Time Card on the
one hand the check-in time of the crew and, on the other, its provisional starting time for the Selective
Section. There must be a 5-minute gap between the two to allow the crew to prepare for the start.
a) Immediately after checking-in at the Time Control, the Crew will go to the Start of the
Selective Section. The controller will enter the time foreseen for the Start of the Selective Section and
will then give the start for that crew.
b) In the case of an incident, should there exist a divergence between the two entries, the
starting time of the Selective Section will be binding, unless the Sporting Stewards decide otherwise.
8) At a Time Control, any difference between the target check-in time and the actual check-in time will
be penalised at a rate of one minute per minute or fraction of minute.
9) For Selective Sections, the finish times will be taken at the maximum to the second.
10) At the Time Control at the end of a Stage, and at all the “Parc Ferme”, Crews are authorised to
check-in ahead of time without incurring a penalty.
11) Any failure on the part of a Crew to observe the rules of the check-in procedure defined above (and
in particular the fact of entering a Control Zone more than a minute earlier than the check-in time) will
be recorded by the chief controller at that post and sent in a written report to the Clerk of Course.
12) The Disqualification time, or one or more maximum times may be modified at any moment by the
Sporting Stewards, upon the proposal of the Clerk of Course. The Crews concerned shall be informed of
this decision as soon as possible. Disqualification from the Event or the Fixed Penalty for exceeding the
maximum time allowed may only be announced at the end of a Leg.
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13) When a Time Control is followed by a Start of a Selective Section, these two posts shall be included
in a single Control Zone, the signs of which shall be laid out as follows:
 2 yellow warning signs with clock (beginning of zone);
 2 red signs with clock (Time Control post) after approximately 100 m;
 2 red signs with flag (Start of the Selective Section) at a distance of 50 to 200 m;
 finally, 2 end of control signs (3 transversal black stripes on a beige background) 100 m further
on.
14) If the Start of a Selective Section coincides with the start of a Stage, the starting time of the
Selective Section will also be that of the Stage.
15) At the Finish of a Selective Section, the stop point will be twinned with a Time Control.
16) If a Time Control is not followed by the Start of a Selective Section, the checking-in time on the
Time Card constitutes both the arrival time at this Time Control and the start time for the new Section.
36P2
LATE AT THE TIME CONTROL BEFORE THE START OF A STAGE
a) Early Check-In
Early check in is not allowed.
b) Late Check-In
All early or late checking-in the start of a Stage will be penalised by a minute per minute late, until the
closing of the control (i.e. one hour after the ideal start time of the last Competitor).
A new time and a new start order will be given to the Crew, at the discretion of the person in charge of
the control.
Is considered as an official document, to replace the “50 sheet” at the Road Section Start TC, the start
order sheet edited by the official timekeeper used by the Marshal in Charge of giving the Road Section
start each morning.
Any lateness will be reported (hour / minute) by the Marshal in Charge in the specific column. In case of
litigation, this document may be used by the Officials.
36P3
LATE AT TIME CONTROL BEFORE THE START OF A SELECTIVE SECTION
a) Early Check-In
Early check in is not allowed.
b) Late Check-In
All early or late checking-in at the Start of a Selective Section will be penalised by a minute per minute,
until the closing of the control (i.e. one hour after the ideal start time of the last Competitor).
A new time and a new start order will be given to the Crew, at the discretion of the person in charge of
the control.
In some Stages, the start of the Stage and/or Selective Section can be separated between Cars and
Trucks. In this case, the disqualification time because of lateness will be 1 hour.
36P4
MAXIMUM TIME / TARGET TIME
1) Road Section
A target time is given for each Road Section.
Any difference in this target time will incur a penalty of one minute per minute.
Clocking in ahead of time is authorised at the Time Control at the Finish of a Road Section at the
entrance of the Bivouac.
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2) Selective Sections
Selective Sections will be run in real time, with a maximum time allowed. Crews checking-in after this
maximum time will incur the Fixed Penalty for the day.
The time that will be held in this case will be the real time done in the Selective Section plus the Fixed
Penalty.
If the Finish of the Selective Section is also the finish of the Stage, the procedures laid down in Article
36P5 will apply.
The arrival time will be taken no more than to the second.
3) Timing (itinerary / schedule)
Target times and maximum times allowed, the start order and the gaps will be given at Administrative
Checks, as will the closing Times of Controls (CP and TC) and the Fixed Penalties.
36P5
OVERRUNNING OF THE MAXIMUM TIME ALLOWED AT THE TC AT THE END OF THE STAGE
1) All Competitors arriving at a TC at the Finish of a Stage after the maximum time allowed will be
penalised by a minute for every minute late or the Maximum Time.
After the closure of the control, clocking in must be done at the Race Control (PCO) or at the TC Start of
the Stage, with the Official present.
2) All Vehicles arriving at the end of a Stage after the closing of the Time Control may take the start for
the following Stage under the following conditions:
 Absolutely give his Time Card to the Clerk of Course at the Bivouac before 9.30pm, then to the
(PCO) Race Control night shift;
 they present themselves at the Time Control at the Start of the Stage before the closing of the
control;
 they get their Time Card from the preceding Stage stamped and then hand it to the Clerk of Course
or the Official in charge of the Start Time Control.
A new start time and start order will be given to the Competitor, at the discretion of the steward in
charge.
3) All Vehicles that cannot manage to retake the start of a Stage under these conditions will be
disqualified: they may continue the Event in the “assistance” category (Article 31P6).
36P6
OVERRUNNING THE MAXIMUM TIME ALLOWED ON THE REST DAY
For the rest day, the latest check-in time, so as to be able to start the following day, is fixed at
06.00pm. After this time, Vehicles arriving from the previous day’s Stage will be considered as being
disqualified.
36P7
INTERVIEWS
1) Finish of Selective Section
Areas especially dedicated to interviews will be settled each day after the Finish of the Selective Section.
The selected Competitors are required to stop there the time imposed by the Organiser.
A new start time will be given to the Competitor when leaving the interview zone.
Failure to respect these Regulations, or any incivility noted, will result in a penalty of €500. Penalties for
repeated infractions will be decided upon by the College of Sporting Stewards.
2) Finish of Road Section
The selected Competitors will have to go to the interview zone, located close to the Media Centre, after
their arrival at the Bivouac.
Failure to respect these Regulations, or any incivility noted, will result in a penalty of €500. Penalties for
repeated infractions will be decided upon by the College of Sporting Stewards.
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37P1
PASSAGE CONTROLS
GENERAL
1) In order to check that the Crews are respecting the itinerary in the Road Book, Passage Controls will
be set up at a significant location mentioned and numbered in the Road Book. They will be noted on the
time cards.
2) The Control Zone will be defined using the following official double signposting:
a) 2 yellow signs with stamp (start of zone);
b) after approximately 100 m, 2 red signs with stamp (Passage Control post);
c) Finally, 100 m further on, 2 final beige signs with 3 transversal black stripes.
3) The location of these Passage Controls must be clearly visible and signalled to Crews by means of
flags and, wherever possible, sited on fairly level hard ground, otherwise, the ground must be downhill.
4) The Vehicle passage will be timed to the second and noted on a passage sheet by the person in
charge of the post.
37P2
CLOSING TIME FOR PASSAGE CONTROLS
1) The closing time for Passage Controls will be declared taking into account:
 the distance covered since the start of the Section concerned,
 the time average of the Section under consideration (Selective or Time) imposed by the
maximum allowed time,
 the ideal time of the last Vehicle, increased by 60 minutes.
2) This time will be mentioned on the timing (itinerary/schedule) given during Administrative Checks.
37P3
CLOSING OF PASSAGE CONTROLS
After the closure of a Passage Control, the validation by the GPS of the corresponding Waypoint will be
taken into account and will attest to the respect of the official itinerary by the Crew. In this case, there
will be no penalty for missed CP.
38P
38P1
SELECTIVE SECTIONS
GENERAL
1) During the Selective Sections, all members of the Crew must conform to the standard described in
the FIA Appendix L, Chapter 3, under pain of Disqualification.
Checks may be made by Officials at the start of the Selective Sections. In case of any infringement to
Appendix L, the start will be refused to the concerned crew.
2) Crews are forbidden to drive in the opposite direction to that of the Selective Section when the track
is narrow, under pain of penalties which may go as far as Disqualification.
3) At the starts of Selective Sections, when the Vehicle with its Crew on board has stopped in front of
the starting control, the controller will enter the actual time of the start of the Vehicle in question on the
Time Card (hour, minute and second), and will then count down aloud: 30" - 15" - 10" and the last 5
seconds one by one. When the last 5 seconds have elapsed, the starting signal shall be given, upon
which the Vehicle must start immediately. A 2-minute penalty shall be imposed on any crew which fails
to start within 20 seconds of the starting signal. If a Competitor is unable to leave the control zone
under his own power, the penalties as set out must be applied.
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4) The start of a Selective Section may only be delayed in relation to the scheduled starting time by the
controller in a case of "force majeure".
5) A false start, particularly one made before the controller has given the signal, shall be penalised by 1
minute at least or an increased time applied by the Sporting Stewards based on the controller’s report.
This penalty does not exclude heavier penalties being inflicted by the Stewards, especially if the offence
is repeated.
6) Selective
a)
b)
c)
d)
Sections will end in a flying finish, the official double signposting as follows:
2 yellow chequered signs (beginning of zone);
After approximately 100 m, 2 red chequered signs (flying finish);
At a distance of 150 to 300 m, 2 x 2 red signs (clock and STOP);
Finally, approximately, 100 m further on, 2 final beige signs with 3 transversal black stripes.
7) Stopping between the yellow warning sign and the STOP sign is forbidden; any infringement will entail
a 15-minute time penalty. Timekeeping will be done on the finish line, which must have print-out
equipment and shall be backed up by hand timing.
8) At a distance of 150 to 300 m after the finish, the crew must report to a control indicated by a red
clock and a red STOP sign. The controller will enter on the Time Card the time of arrival (hour, minute
and seconds), which will also be the starting time of the following Road Section (hour and minute). If
several Competitors arrive during the same minute, the marshal in charge of the post will stagger the
starting times of these Competitors at intervals of at least 30” in the order in which they arrived.
9) If a Competitor does not stop at the STOP point to have their times entered, a 1-hour penalty shall be
applied.
10) During a Selective Section, unless in the case described in article 31P2.2.a any assistance is
forbidden other than that of a racing crew using parts transported by another racing crew. However,
approved assistance zones may be set up by the Organisers.
11) The starting intervals for Selective Sections must respect the same dispositions as those laid down
for starting Stages except in a case of a road penalty.
12) Any Crew refusing to start in a Selective Section at the time and in the position allocated to it shall
be given a penalty of 15 minutes and must make itself available to the post chief who will notify it of its
new start time.
38P2
INTERRUPTION OF A SELECTIVE SECTION
When a Selective Section is definitely stopped before the passage of the last crew, regardless of the
reason, a classification for that section may nevertheless be obtained by attributing a time to all those
Crews who were affected by the circumstances of the interruption.
These times may be calculated in the following manner:
1) Interruption of a Selective Section at a given point. Taking of time at a Waypoint during a Selective
Section:
a) Given that a time is taken at each Waypoint and recorded in the GPS Unik, a result for a
Selective Section may be obtained using the time taken at the Waypoint preceding the point of
interruption.
The times at the various Waypoints recorded in the GPS will be transmitted by radio when Competitors
arrive at the Time Control at the Bivouac.
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b) In the case of a malfunctioning GPS, a Competitor’s time will be calculated using their
position on the track at the time of interruption (Iritrack position) and the times of the Competitors who
have past just before or after them at this point. The Sporting Stewards can choose as the time of
reference that which seems the most appropriate.
c) In the case of a malfunctioning GPS and Iritrack, the sporting stewards will undertake the
necessary research concerning the position of the Vehicle so as to establish an appropriate time.
2) Interruption of a Selective Section at several distinct points. Taking of time at the Time Control at the
end of the Selective Section:
a) In this case a time will be attributed to all the Crews concerned by the interruption.
This time will be calculated by taking the worst time of the Crew having crossed the finish line, to which
will be added the Fixed Penalty and 5 minutes per Waypoint missed (DZ, FZ, WPM, WPV, WPE, WPS,
CP), between the point at which the Crew was stopped and the finish of the Selective Section.
b) Should the Sporting Stewards consider the worst time actually set to be abnormal, they may
choose as a reference time the one which they feel to be the most suitable.
3) It is up to the Sporting Stewards alone to decide whether or not to apply this measure, once Race
Control has informed them of the reasons for the interruption.
4) Any Crew which is responsible or partly responsible for the stopping of the race cannot, under any
circumstances, benefit from this measure. Any such Crew will therefore be credited with the actual time
which it may have set, if this is greater than the imaginary time attributed to other Crews.
5) In exceptional cases, for safety reason, the Clerk of Course may interrupt the Selective Section at a
given point and the Competitors may continue the Selective Section once the dangerous zone has been
passed. The results will be established by adding together the times of the two portions of this Selective
Section.
38P3
SAFETY
Selective Sections are run on sections of ‘road’ open to the public. The greatest care is recommended in
relation to other eventual users.
38P4
NEUTRALISATION BETWEEN TWO CONSECUTIVE SELECTIVE SECTORS
On several Stages a neutralisation will be effected in the form of a transfer, with a target time, to
separate two sections of the same Selective Section.
The Crew will hand in its Time Card to the Time Control at the beginning of the Neutralisation, on which
will be noted the time at which they start the Neutralisation (finish time of the 1 st section) and their time
at the end of the Neutralisation which will also be their start time for the 2 nd section.
During these Neutralisations the maximum speed allowed, checked by GPS, will be that of the speed
limit of the country being crossed.
Assistance is authorised in the Neutralisation itinerary among Pilots /Competitors still racing.
Assistance by a Service vehicle is authorised only for the sections common to the Race and the Service
Vehicles.
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39P
REGROUPINGS
1) The purpose of regroupings is to reduce the intervals which may occur between Crews as a result of
late arrivals and/or withdrawals. The Parc Ferme conditions apply.
2) On their arrival at these regroupings, the Crews will hand their Time Card to the controller. They will
receive instructions on their starting time.
They must then drive their Vehicle immediately and directly to the Parc Ferme. The starting order shall
be that of the arrival at the regrouping Time Control. The distance between the TC and the Parc Ferme
will be considered as a Parc Ferme area.
3) For safety reasons, on the proposal of the Clerk of Course, the Sporting Stewards may decide to stop
a Stage before its allotted finish. A Time Control will then be set up, acting as the end-of-Stage control
(idem: for a Selective Section, the Time Control being twinned with the end-of-Selective Section
control), where the times recorded will serve to establish the classification of the Stage.
On the decision of the Clerk of the Race, this Stage may or may not be continued, neutralised or in
convoy, and may or may not be under the Parc Ferme rules.
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40P
Start of Zone: 2 signs with
yellow background
SIGNPOSTING OF CONTROLS
Control: 2 signs with
red background
Passage Control
100 m
End of Zone: 2 signs beige with
background
100 m
Check-in Stop
Time Control
100 m
100 m
Check-in Stop
Time Control followed by Selective Section Start
100 m
50 to 200 m
100
Check-in Stop
Check-in Stop
Selective Section Start Coinciding with start of Stage
100 m
100 m
Check-in Stop
Selective Section Finish
100 m
150 to 300 m
100 m
Check-in Stop
Selective Section Finish at the Bivouac
100 m
150 to 300 m
Check-in Stop
Road Section Finish at the Bivouac
Check-in Stop
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41P1
PARC FERMÉ
GENERAL
1) The following rules will apply:
a) It is forbidden to refuel or repair the car in a Parc Ferme.
b) Starting the car with the help of towing or pushing from another Competitor still racing shall
be penalised by 1 minute.
c) Vehicles will be in Parc Ferme from the moment they enter a Parc Ferme for the start,
regrouping or end of Stage, until the start time.
d) Vehicles will be in Parc Ferme from the moment they enter a control zone. From the Stop
point until the zone exit, if the Vehicle is unable to restart, it may only be either towed or pushed out of
the zone with external help without penalties, under the supervision of the chief marshal.
e) Vehicles will be in Parc Ferme from as soon as they reach the end of the last Stage (and at
least until the time for lodging protests has expired).
f) Vehicles will be in Parc Ferme where Scrutineering is carried out at the finish of the Selective
Section or of the Stage.
2) Except in the case of the finish - Bivouac section Time Control, any infringement of the Parc Ferme
Regulations shall result in a penalty ranging from 10 hours to Disqualification.
3) Before the exit from all the parks or at the start of a Stage, if the Scrutineers of the Event note that a
Vehicle seems to be in a condition which is not compatible with normal use, they must immediately
inform the Clerk of Course, who may request that it be repaired.
In this case, the time in whole minutes used for such repairs shall be considered as the same number of
minutes lateness registered on a Road Section. To prevent a Crew from trying to make up lost time after
repairs, the Crew shall be given a new starting time. Any Crew which arrives more than 30 minutes late
will be disqualified.
4) After having parked their Vehicle in the Parc Ferme and in case of bad weather, the Crews will be
authorised to cover their Parc Fermewith transparent covers. Crews must leave the Parc Ferme
immediately and no member of the Crew will be allowed to re-enter it.
5) By way of exception to the Parc Ferme rules, and on the responsibility of an Official, the Crew may,
while in the Parc Ferme at the start, regrouping zone or end of Stage:
 change complete wheels, one or two punctured or damaged tyres using the equipment on board;
 have a new windscreen fitted with the possibility of having outside help with the agreement of the
Clerk of Course;
 check and/or adjust the pressure of their tyres;
 Have installed, adjusted or removed an on board camera, by the Organisers’ agreed supplier.
These repairs must be completed before the starting time, otherwise a penalty of one minute for every
minute's lateness shall be imposed.
6) In order to remove its Vehicle from a Parc Ferme for the start, regrouping halt or end of Stage, the
Crew shall be allowed to enter the Parc Ferme 15 minutes before their starting time, except in Buenos
Aires where they will be allowed to enter the parc 30 minutes before their starting time.
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7) Inside the Parc Ferme, the engine may be started by means of an external battery, which may be
brought in and taken out under the supervision of an Official of the Event. Under no circumstances may
this battery be taken on board the Vehicle (except in the cargo body bodywork of a T4 Vehicle).
8) Before leaving the Parc Ferme, the Crews are permitted to place their Vehicle covers and/or external
battery outside the Parc Ferme.
41P2
SPECIFICS
1) Vehicles will be subject to the Parc Ferme rules:
a) On the Port of Le Havre, before loading the Vehicles and during the crossing;
b) After unloading the Vehicles in Buenos Aires, on the Port (which will be communicated by a
Bulletin), up to 30th and 31st December 2014;
c) On the Administrative Checks and Scrutineering site in Buenos Aires, on coming out of
Scrutineering on 1st, 2nd and 3rd January 2015;
d) On 17th January 2015 after Rosario – Buenos Aires Stage in Parc Ferme inside Tecnópolis;
e) After the podium, on 17th January 2015 in Buenos Aires. The Parc Ferme will become a
guarded park after the claim period until Sunday 18 th January at 8.00am, when it will have to be
completely empty.
42P
42P1
ADMINISTRATIVE CHECKS AND SCRUTINEERING
GENERAL
1) Competitors (and their service crew) will receive a convocation that states exact date and time at
which they must appear to the Checks.
This convocation must be respected. It is the time for Administrative Checks marking. The Time Control
(TC) marking for the entrance to the Waiting Park leading to checks will have to be done 20 minutes
before the convocation time.
THE COMPETITOR MUST APPEAR WITH HIS VEHICLE. Any Competitor presenting himself to the
Administrative Checks without having left his vehicle in the waiting park will be refused the entry to the
Administrative Checks.
1) All Competitors must report to the Administrative Checks with all their members. Financial penalties
for lateness at the preliminary Scrutineering, according to the timetable laid down by the Organiser, may
be applied by the Sporting Stewards.
The Team with its official representative must present the Vehicle or Vehicles and all necessary
documents at Scrutineering.
If Scrutineering is followed by a Parc Ferme, a member of the Team may take the car(s) into that parc.
The check-in times, if any, must be respected, and it will be the responsibility of the Team to ensure that
they are.
Any Crew reporting to the Scrutineering area and/or Administrative Checks outside the time limits
prescribed for in the Regulations will not be allowed to start, except in a case of force majeure duly
recognised as such by the Sporting Stewards.
2) Only those Crews who have passed the Administrative Checks may present themselves with their
Vehicle equipped with its rally plates and rally numbers at Scrutineering, which will be of a completely
general nature: brand and model of the Vehicle, apparent conformity with the group in which it is
entered, conformity of the safety items, conformity of the Vehicle with the Highway Code. After
Scrutineering, if a Vehicle is found not to comply with the technical and/or safety Regulations, the
Sporting Stewards may set a deadline before which the car must be made to comply.
3) No Vehicle will be allowed to start unless it complies with the FIA safety Regulations, the present
Regulations and its appendices.
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4) In conformity with article 11.14.2.A of the International Sporting Code, additional checking of the
Crew members as well as of the Vehicle may be carried out at any time during the Rally.
At all times during the Rally, the Competitor is responsible for the technical conformity of his Vehicle.
The fact of presenting a Vehicle for Scrutineering is considered as an implicit statement of conformity.
5) Should new identification marks be affixed, it is the responsibility of the Crew alone to see that these
are protected until the end of the Event, their absence leading to Disqualification.
6) Thorough Scrutineering involving the dismantling of the Vehicle for the Crews in the first places of the
general classification and in each group and category, and possibly for any other crew, may be carried
out at the absolute discretion of the Sporting Stewards ex officio or following a protest or upon the
decision of the Clerk of Course.
7) It is strictly forbidden for the Competitors of the Dakar to display any kind of visibility support. It is
also strictly prohibited to proceed to distribution operations of any kind of product (either for sale or for
free) inside the Bivouac.
For any other promotional activity, the Competitors will, first, have to obtain a prior written approval
from the Organiser.
In the case where a Competitor would transgress the above rule, the Organiser will immediately contact
the Team Manager and will address him a written warning telling him to immediately stop the
promotional activity. In the hypothesis of a Competitor persisting on leading such an activity, the
Competitor will receive a €2,000 financial penalty. The payment will have to be made to the Organiser,
immediately, in situ and in cash.
42P2
ADMINISTRATIVE CHECKS AND SCRUTINEERING IN BUENOS AIRES
1) The Competitors will pass the Scrutineering and Administrative Checks in Buenos Aires on 1st, 2nd and
3rd January 2015.
On 31st December 2014 from 2.00pm, South American Competitors will be able to collect their safety
equipment and will be called to Administrative Checks in priority on 1st January 2015.
The Vehicle must be presented to Scrutineering, after the Administrative Checks, ON THE
CONVOCATION DATE.
2) Penalties for lateness at Administrative Checks and Scrutineering
Failure to respect the convocation times will incur a penalty of:
 €50 for the first hour late,
 €500 for the following.
In all cases, the amount has to be paid before the start of the Rally.
It is not authorised for the Competitor to come and go from the Administrative Checks; his complete
process must be done in one time and cannot go over 4 hours.
3) On leaving Administrative Checks, Competitors will receive a convocation time for Scrutineering. All
lateness for Scrutineering will be sanctioned as follows:
 up to 30 minutes:
€15;
 from 30 minutes to 1 hour:
€100 ;
 per hour extra:
€500.
4) On coming out of Scrutineering all Vehicles will be placed in Parc Ferme.
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5) During Administrative Checks, Competitors will be given a compulsory course on Safety Instruments:
Sentinel and Iritrack. All absence will incur a penalty of €500.
6) Vehicles must be presented in Le Havre, for boarding, with the various mounting brackets, cables and
aerials of the different safety equipment already fitted, ready to receive these systems (GPS, Iritrack),
on pain of being refused embarkation.
7) Vehicles being presented directly in Buenos Aires, must present themselves at Scrutineering with the
various mounting brackets, cables and aerials of the different safety equipment already fitted, ready to
receive these systems (GPS, Iritrack). Failure to do so will result in a penalty of €150 per item of
equipment not installed.
8) The Iritrack and GPS must be connected directly to a battery so that they continue to function when
the engine is stopped. If this is not the case, the Competitor must make its Vehicle conform before
passing Scrutineering.
The main circuit breaker of the vehicle must act on the positive but the GPS must be directly connected.
9) Vehicles must be presented to Scrutineering ready to race and the safety equipment listed in Articles
47P1 and 47P2 must be presented to the Stewards in charge of controls.
No intervention will be allowed between the end of Scrutineering and entry into the Parc Ferme.
All Vehicles which appear not to conform, or are not adapted to rally norms, during Scrutineering may
either be forced to change group or be refused a start (on decision of the College of Sporting Stewards).
In the last case the entry fees will remain the property of the Organiser.
42P3
ADMINISTRATIVE OBLIGATIONS
1) Each Crew member must present the following, valid, original documents during Administrative
Checks:
 passport valid until 30/06/2015;
 visas: all participants must inform themselves of the necessary visas they will require for the
countries they will cross, as a function of their nationality; when necessary, the participants will
have to follow the mandatory steps to obtain the visas.
 authorisation to race abroad (issued by their national federation - ASN) for Competitors not
having a licence delivered by the FFSA;
 permission of the owner to use the Vehicle, when they are not part of the Crew;
 valid national driving licences, corresponding to the category of Vehicle entered;
 in the truck group it is acceptable for only 2 Crew members to have a heavy goods Vehicle
licence;
 a 2015 FIA international Competitor/Driver licence;
 vaccinations: no vaccination is compulsory. Recommended: diphtheria, tetanus, polio, meningitis
(A & C), viral hepatitis A & B, typhoid and eventually rabies, etc.
2) Each Vehicle must be presented with the following original documents during Administrative Checks
and Scrutineering:
 valid log book or registration certificate (provisional registrations not acceptable);
 homologation file of Vehicles entered in T2 and T4.1;
 FIA Technical Passport or NSA (National Sporting Authority), or A.S.O. Technical Passport for
T4.2 Truck, or A.S.O. Technical Passport for Buggy T1.3 – T1.4.
3) Each truck must also present the following original documents:
 driving licence for each Crew member valid for the Vehicle entered, (truck licence for at least 2 of
the 3 Crew members);
 annual technical inspection report;
 acceptance report for conventional type bodies in case of separate approval.
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4) Competitors undertake, on their honour, only to present valid documents, on pain of having a start
refused.
No photocopies or theft or lose declarations of any kind will be accepted, on pain of having a start
refused.
43P
PROTESTS – APPEALS
1) All protests shall be lodged in accordance with the stipulations of the Code. They must be lodged in
writing and handed to the Clerk of Course together with the protest fee of €690, which shall not be
returned if the protest is judged unfounded.
2) If the protest requires the dismantling and re-assembly of different parts of a Vehicle, the protest fee
demanded will be decided as a function of the amount of dismantling required, as stated in the FFSA’s
general regulations.
3) The expenses incurred by the work and by the transport of the Vehicle shall be borne by the claimant
if the protest is unfounded, or by the Competitor against whom the protest is lodged if the claim is
founded.
4) If the claim is unfounded, and if the expenses incurred by the protest (examination, transport, etc.)
are higher than the deposit amount, the difference shall be borne by the claimant. Conversely, if the
expenses are less, the difference shall be returned to him.
5) The Competitors may lodge an appeal against decisions given, in conformity with the stipulations of
the FFSA General Prescriptions and of Chapter XIII of the International Sporting Code.
The decision of the College of Sporting Stewards concerning problems of safety (ex: failure of a
Competitor to respect the official itinerary, a damaged Vehicle, etc.) will take effective immediately,
irrespective of any appeal.
The cost of a national appeal is: €3,300.
44P
CLASSIFICATIONS
44P1 GENERAL
1) Penalties are expressed in hours, minutes and seconds. There is a separate classification for T4. The
final Classification is established by adding up the times done in the Selective Sections and the penalties
(incurred during the Road Sections and other penalties expressed in time).
The one that got the lowest total is announced winner of the General Classification; the next one, second
place; and so forth. The group and class classification are established in the same way.
2) In case of a dead heat, the winner is the one that has done the lowest time in the last Selective
Section. If this is not enough to break the dead heat, the times of the previous Selective Sections will be
taken into account, etc., except for Stages in which no Selective Section has been disputed; the dead
heat breakers will be done following the order of the numbers. This dead heat breaker rule can be
applied at any time during the Rally.
44P2 CLASSIFICATION
On the rest day, the classification of the previous day will be posted at 4.00pm and will become
definitive after 30 minutes.
1) Definitions of the different classifications:
a) Partial classification of Selective Section: non official, distributed for information only (press,
Teams, etc.).
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b) Provisional classification of Selective Section: posted by the Clerk of Course at 07.00pm the
day after the stage in question. It becomes definitive after the period for complaints, which ends when
the first racing Competitor has left the next Stage following this posting.
c) Provisional classification of Stage: posted by the Clerk of Course at 07.00pm the day after
the Stage in question. It becomes definitive after the period for complaints, which ends when the first
racing Competitor has left the next Stage following this posting.
d) Provisional general classification of Event: posted by the Clerk of Course at 07.00pm the day
after the Stage in question. It becomes definitive after the period for complaints, which ends when the
first racing Competitor on the race has left the next Stage following this posting.
e) The official classification of Stage and general classification of Event will be confirmed and
signed by the College of Sporting Stewards, daily during the meeting of the College, after the period for
complaints.
2) Each evening at 07.00pm, the various classifications will be posted on the OFFICIAL notice board in
front of the Officials’ tent next to the Competitors’ tent, in the catering area and on-line.
3) On the rest day the classifications of the previous Stage will be posted at 07.00pm and become
definitive 30 minutes after.
4) Given that the classification becomes definitive as concerns the elements used to compile them, these
elements and only these elements may be considered regarding any protest, once the final
classifications are posted at the end of the Event.
5) The Provisional Official Classification of the 2015 Dakar will be posted on the official notice board
inside Tecnópolis in Buenos Aires, on 17 th January 2015, at 6:00pm at the entry of the Parc Ferme and
at the Competitors department’s tent
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45P
PENALTIES
1) Any failure to respect the texts of these Regulations for which the penalties are not mentioned will be
recorded in a report to the Clerk of Course, and the Stewards will decide what penalty to impose.
The penalties incurred are applied to the classification of the Leg and to the general classification of the
Event.
Sporting penalties shall be applied to the time of Selective Sections and other time penalties will be
applied to the general classification.
2) All fines will be donated to charity, with the agreement of the FFSA.
Iritrack not ON during tests
Penalty
Decisions at Stewards'
discretion
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
Disqualification
Art. n°
Start
refused
SUMMARY
OF
PENALTIES
Request for
ASN sanctions
3) Where there is a difference between the text of an article and the table it is the text of the article that
takes precedence. This tab is not exhaustive.
3P4.b
X
Speeding in Bivouac and/or
dangerous driving in Bivouac
3P4.c
Up to
Disq.
Absence at 1st Briefing
3P5.b
3rd infraction, when speeding
3P18
Withdrawal of Crew member
or admission of third person
aboard Vehicle
Air, water or land transport of
a Crew member by a third
person
Safety equipment not FIA
approved
Not wearing compulsory safety
equipment on a Selective
Section
Vehicle's characteristics not
corresponding to those on
entry form
Non Administrative or
technical conformity
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€ 500
Up to
Disq.
12P1.3
X
12P1.4
X
12P1.5
X
12P1.5
X
14P1.5
X or
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Absence or faulty positioning
of a race number or plate
Absence or faulty positioning
of two or more race numbers
or plates
Names of Crew members and
national flag not features on
each wing of the Vehicle
Absence of wristband
Refusal of optional
advertising:

per car

per truck
Absence of damage of
advertising


15P6
10%
of entry
fees (per
infraction)
15P7
10%
of entry
fees (per
infraction)
Individual
fee
Penalty
Decisions at Stewards'
discretion
Financial
penalties
15P5
20%
of entry
fee (Per
infraction Vehicle +
Crew fee)
16P1.4
€ 17,600
€ 21,280
16P1.5
10%
of Entry
fees
(Vehicle +
Crew fee)
100%
of Entry
fees
(Vehicle +
Crew fee)
Repeated
Reconnaissance of route, tests
or presence in the countries
crossed
Time
penalties
Disqualification
Start
refused
15P5
10%
of entry
fees (per
infraction Vehicle +
Crew fee)
1st offence
Absence of hole for sealing
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SUMMARY
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17P2.1
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Up to
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Possession of satellite
photos inside the
Vehicle
Non-respect of itinerary by a
T4.3, after Service on another
Vehicle
T4.3 out of time for the start
(missing Stage)
X
or X
Penalty
Decisions at Stewards'
discretion
or X
Financial
penalties
X
Time
penalties
Disqualification

Possession of nonauthorised notes in
the Vehicle
Start
refused

Art. n°
Request for
ASN sanctions
SUMMARY
OF
PENALTIES
22P2.3
23P2.1
50h00
100h00
23P2.2
- Repeated offence
X
Presence of Service Crews /
Vehicles or signposting in
Public Zones
23P3.3
Missing WPM, WPS, WPE,
WPV, DZ, FZ, CP
24P2.1
Exchange of GPS between
Vehicles
24P3.2
Up to
Disq.
Unauthorised linking of
equipment
24P3.3
Up to
Disq.
Use of GPS points other than
those of the Organiser
24P3.7.
a
X
Carry or possession of
unauthorised systems of
navigation
24P3.7.
b
X
Presence of all unjustifiable
wiring
24P3.7.
c
X
Possession or use of forbidden
system
24P3.7.
d
Up to
Disq.
Unblocking GPS using the code
"WPM"
25P
Up to
Disq.
See Road
Book
-1st to 3rd utilization for the
first 20 cars and the first 10
trucks and the A.S.O Elite
Drivers
6h00
-1st to 3rd utilisation for the
others
3h00
- 4th utilisation
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Penalty
Decisions at Stewards'
discretion
27P3
Financial
penalties
GPS not working due to
Competitor
Time
penalties
26P1
26P3
Disqualification
Straying more than 90 m from
a DZ or a FZ
Start
refused
Art. n°
Request for
ASN sanctions
SUMMARY
OF
PENALTIES
See Road
Book
Up to
Disq.
GPS code not entered
Transport of a race Vehicle,
blocking a Vehicle to avoid
overpassing
Over speeding in Control
Zones:
28P1
X
28P3.2
1'
per
impulsion
2'
per
impulsion
- Between 1 and 15 kph
- Between 16 and 40 kph
-
Over 41 kph
1st impulsion
2nd impulsion
3rd impulsion
4th impulsion
- Repeated offence
5'
10'
15'
1h
28P3.3
Non-payment of fines within
48 hours
28P3.4
Speeding on Road Section with
speed limit
28P4.3
- Between 1 and 20 kph
- Between 21 and 40 kph
- Over 41 kph
- More than 3 successive
impulsions
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€ 100
€ 200
€ 300
€ 500
€ 700
€ 1 500
€ 1,000
Up to
Disq.
X
30"
per
impulsion
1'
per
impulsion
5'
per
impulsion
X
Stewards'
decision
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€ 300
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1'
per
impulsion
5'
per
impulsion
- Between 141 and 145 kph
- Between 146 and 160 kph
-
Over 160 kph
1st impulsion
2nd impulsion
3rd impulsion
Sentinel not working due to
Crew
- For the 1st 20 cars, 1st 10
trucks and A.S.O. Elite Drivers
- For all the others
All Vehicle refusing to be
overtaken
- For the 1st 20 cars, 1st 10
trucks and A.S.O. Elite Drivers
- For all the others
20'
1h
Penalty
Decisions at
Stewards'
discretion
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
28P5.2
Disqualification
Going over max speed, trucks
Start
refused
Art. n°
Request for
ASN sanctions
SUMMARY
OF
PENALTIES
€ 100
€ 200
€ 300
€ 1,000
X
29P1.2
1h00
€ 300
29P1.3
15'
€ 300
29P2
29P3
X
Not making the area safe in
the case of an accident
29P2.3
X
Crew involved in an accident
with injuries
29P2.4
Up to
Disq.
Not respecting the Articles
Disrespectful behaviour
Incorrect, fraudulent or
unsporting action committed
- Before the Event
- During the Event
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29P4.1.
a
€ 500
29P4.1.
b
X
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- Repeated offence
Vehicle transferred or sold in a
country crossed
Transport of spare parts
29P4.4.
b
Broken gates', fences', etc.
29P4.5
Non-authorised use of satellite
or GSM telephone
Use of any transmission or
radio system not authorised
Competitor interferes with
Iritrack
Incident due to Crew or
attempt at fraud (boarded
camera)
Offence committed by an
assistance vehicle
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Penalty
Decisions at Stewards'
discretion
Financial
penalties
From €500
€ 500
per spare
parts
X
Up to
Disq.
Up to
Disq.
€ 500
29P4.6.
a
15'
€ 1,000
15'
€ 1,000
15'
€ 1,000
X
29P4.6.
b
- Repeated offence
Failure to respect an advised
Sensitive area
- 1st infringement
- Repeated offence
Banned
on Dakar
29P4.2
29P4.3
Failure to respect the route
and the Road Book in its
entirety
- 1st infringement
- Repeated offence
€ 1,000
per tyre or
wheel
X
Not respecting the rules for
crossing borders
Failure to comply with the reexport rules for the damage
Vehicle
Time
penalties
29P4.1.
c
Disqualification
Leaving wheel and/or
punctured tyre
Start
refused
Art. n°
Request for
ASN sanctions
SUMMARY
OF
PENALTIES
X
29P4.6.
c
X
29P5.8
Up to
Disq.
29P6
Up to
Disq.
29P7.2
Up to
Disq.
29P8.3
X
31P1.4
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Returning to Bivouac on
unique track
Forbidden Service
Service by a non-accredited
person or Vehicle
31P2.2.d
Transport, delivery, etc. of
spare parts
- Repeated offence
Service outside the Bivouac or
in an enclosed place
- Repeated offence
Penalty
Decisions at Stewards'
discretion
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
Disqualification
3h00
6h00
X
31P3.3
6h00
Up to
Disq.
3h00
Up to
Disq.
6h00
Up to
Disq.
6h00
Up to
Disq.
X
31P3.4
X
31P3.5
X
31P3.6
X
Signposting, transmission of
information
31P3.7
Presence of a Vehicle on the
itinerary before the race
31P3.8
Not authorised airborne
Service
- Repeated offence
Up to
Disq.
31P3.2
- Repeated offence
Presence of a Service Crews /
Vehicles on DSS, ASS or race
Road Section
- Repeated offence
X
31P3
- on a Road Section
- on a Selective Section
- Repeated offence
Service on a Selective Section
Start
refused
Art. n°
Request for
ASN sanctions
SUMMARY
OF
PENALTIES
3h00
X
€ 500
of all the
assisted
Compet.
31P3.9
Up to
Disq.
6h00
X
Presence of a Team Manager
on the Selective Section
31P4.1
Up to
Disq.
Transport of parts or tools by
a Team Manager on the plane
31P4.1
Up to
Disq.
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Penalty
Decisions at
Stewards'
discretion
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
Disqualification
Start
refused
Art. n°
Request for
ASN sanctions
SUMMARY
OF
PENALTIES
Non-respect of refuelling
safety rules
31P5.7
X
Refuelling by a T5, outside the
Bivouac
31P5.9
X
31P5.
10
Up to
Disq.
Not respecting the rules for
fuel
Not respecting the Article for a
race Vehicle that has become
a Service Vehicle
Change of engine block
Unauthorised modification of
Time Card not approved by a
Steward
31P6
32P
X
34P2
X
Absence of stamp or nonrespect of chronological order
34P4
Loss or damage of Time Card
34P6
Entering a control area from
the wrong direction and/or reentering a Control Zone when
the Time Card has already
been checked
- 1st infringement
- 2nd infringement
Time difference at a TC
Late at Start TC of a Stage or
Selective Section, until closing
of control
- After closing of control
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Up to
Disq.
5'
per
infraction
35P4
10'
1h00
- 3rd infringement
Failure to comply with the
instructions of the Steward in
charge of a control post
X
X or
PF
Up to
Disq.
35P7
36P1.8
1'
per
minute
36P2
1'
per
minute
36P3
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Selective Section:
Overrunning max time
36P4.2
Failure to the Article 36P5.2
36P5.3
Crew not stopping in interview
zone or incivility
36P7.1
Max.
Time
+ FP
X
€ 500
- 2nd offence
Not respecting the FIA norms
- Infringement to Appendix L
X
38P1
X
X
Driving in opposite direction
on Selective Sections
38P1.2
Remaining on the starting line
for more than 20" after the
starting signal has been given
38P1.3
2'
38P1.5
Minimum
1'
38P1.7
15'
38P1.9
1h00
38P1.
12
15'
41P1.2
Minimum
10h00
False start before controller's
signal
Stopping between yellow and
stop panels
Not stopping at stop panels
Crew refusing to start a
Selective Section at its allotted
time and position
Infringement of Parc Ferme
Regulations
Work on Vehicle after start
time
Up to
Disq.
X
Up to
Disq.
1'
per
minute
41P1.3
- Over 30' late
X
Crew presents after limits
42P1.1
X
Vehicle not conform to safety
regulations
42P1.3
X
Responsibility / absence of
identification marks
42P1.5
Late at Administrative Checks,
per minute:
- 1st hour
- Subsequent hours
42P2.2
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Decisions at
Stewards'
discretion
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
Disqualification
Start
refused
Art. n°
Request for
ASN sanctions
SUMMARY
OF
PENALTIES
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€ 50
€ 80
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Penalty
Decisions at Stewards'
discretion
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
Disqualification
Start
refused
Art. n°
Request for
ASN sanctions
SUMMARY
OF
PENALTIES
Late at Scrutineering:
- up to 30'
- 30' to 1 hour
- following hours
Absence at Iritrack et Sentinel
training
Instrument or brackets not
pre-installed in Le Havre
Instrument or brackets not
pre-installed in Buenos Aires
Vehicle does not conform at
Scrutineering
Presentation of copies of
documents or non-valid
documents
€ 15
42P2.3
€ 30
€ 15
42P2.5
€ 500
Boarding
refused
42P2.6
€ 150
per
instrument
42P2.7
42P2.9
X
42P3.4
X
X
Amount of protest
43P1
€ 690
Amount of appeal – national
43P5
€ 3,300
Lack of survival equipment at
start
47P1.2
1'
per
minute
- to comply
- Over 30'
- 1st repeated offence
- 2nd repeated offence
Not wearing FIA approved
safety equipment on Selective
Sections
Failure to present this
equipment at Scrutineering
Failure to inform or withdrawal
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X
X
X
47P2.1
X
X
47P3.1
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X
A.S.O.
refuses
entry of
Crew
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Letting off distress beacon
- without medical reason
- if the Organiser intervenes
Transport of a Competitor by
any means of transport
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47P3.2
X
X
47P3.5
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Penalty
Decisions at Stewards'
discretion
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
Disqualification
Start
refused
Art. n°
Request for
ASN sanctions
SUMMARY
OF
PENALTIES
46P
PRIZES’ LIST
1) General Classification
1st prize
2nd prize
3rd prize
4th prize
5th prize
1
1
1
1
1
6th prize
7th prize
8th prize
9th prize
10th prize
trophy
trophy
trophy
trophy
trophy
1
1
1
1
1
trophy
trophy
trophy
trophy
trophy
2) Groups’ Classifications
4x4 T1 GROUP
st
1 prize
2 WD / T1 GROUP
1 trophy
nd
2 prize
1 trophy
rd
3 prize
1 trophy
st
1 prize
nd
2 prize
rd
3 prize
T2 Group
3
€ 2,000 + 1 trophy
€ 3,000 + 1 trophy
rd
€ 2,000 + 1 trophy
2 prize
3 prize
T3 Group
T4 Group
1 trophy
prize
prize
1 trophy
1 trophy
1 trophy
prize
rd
€ 3,000 + 1 trophy
€ 5,000 + 1 trophy
nd
1 prize
€3,500 + 1 trophy 1s t prize
€2,000 + 1 trophy 2nd prize
nd
2
€ 5,000 + 1 trophy
€5,000 + 1 trophy 1s t prize
€3,000 + 1 trophy 2nd prize
st
1
SCORE
st
rd
3
prize
rd
3
prize
1 trophy
3) Various Classifications
100% FEMININE CLASSIFICATION
st
1 prize
€ 3,000 + 1 trophy
NRJ CHALLENGE
st
1 prize
€ 5,000 + 1 trophy
Solo Classification
100% 1s t participation*
s
t
€5,000 + 1 trophy 1 prize
€3,000 + 1 trophy
1 prize
nd
nd
€2,000 + 1 trophy 2 prize
1 trophy
2 prize
st
3rd prize
1s t prize
1s t prize
€1,000 + 1 trophy 3rd prize
T4.1 Group
1 trophy
T4.3 Group
€3,000 + 1 trophy 1s t prize
€3,000 + 1 trophy
6x6 Challenge
Less than 10 litres challenge
1 trophy
1s t prize
1 trophy
* The only competitors that can go after the « 100% 1st participation » classification are the new
Competitors who participate in the Rally for the first time.
A Pilot and/or copilot who has participated in the Dakar under some other category will not be
considered as first time participant under Car or Truck category.
The prizes are cumulative. The total amount of prizes given out is 58,500 €.
5) Trophies will be awarded to winners at the official prize giving to be held on 17th January 2015
afternoon at the podium in Tecnópolis in Buenos Aires; (time will be announced by a Bulletin).
Prizes will be send to Competitors on 31st March 2015 at the latest.
For safety and logistical reasons, a maximum of 35 people per Team is allowed on the podium.
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47P1
1) For
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CREWS’ SAFETY
SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT
safety reasons Crews must carry with them in their Vehicles the following material:
1 lighter
1 strobe lamp
1 torch
3 hand-held flares: 1 night hand flare, 1 night / day hand flare, 1 light stick
1 compass
1 distress mirror
1 reserve of 5 litres of water per person + 1 1.5 litre ‘camelback’ type drinking system per person
at the start of each stage
1 seat belt cutter for each person, accessible from the seat with harness fastened
1 foil survival blanket per person
1 very loud horn, that functions perfectly throughout the event
1 safety triangle + 2 yellow fluorescent jackets
1 Sarsat distress beacon
1 Iritrack
1 GPS UNIK II - Sentinel
2) All Crews coming to the start of a Stage without all the compulsory survival equipment (water and
safety material) will have a time limit of 30 minutes in which to conform to these Regulations. The time
taken will be considered as time late for a Time Control and will result in penalties of 1 minute for every
minute late. A new start time will be given. All lateness over 30 minutes will result in Disqualification.
Repeat offenders on following Stages will receive penalties up to and including Disqualification, to be
decided upon by the College of Sporting Stewards. Repeat offenders will be readmitted once only.
3) Safety and survival equipment must be accessible without dismantling, so that the Race Direction
may carry out checks before the start of each Stage.
The location of the distress beacon must be shown on the outside of the Vehicle using a sticker supplied
by the Organiser.
The instructions for the various items of safety equipment must be respected and Competitors will be
tested on their knowledge, during the Administrative Checks.
4) If the windscreen is broken and it cannot be repaired, the Crew will be allowed to take the start of
following Stages without a windscreen, with a jet helmet and bike goggles (safety net not compulsory).
47P2
EQUIPMENT
1) The wearing of a FIA approved fireproof overall suit, undergarments, balaclava, socks, shoes, gloves
(Driver) (complying to FIA norms 8856-2000, Appendix L chapter 3 FIA) is compulsory during Selective
Sections, on pain of Disqualification and strongly recommended for off-road and tracks’ Road Sections.
The wearing of a harness is compulsory throughout the Event.
This equipment must be presented during Scrutineering, on pain of being refused a start.
2) The wearing a “Hans” type head restraint system and helmet is mandatory and must comply with
Appendix L, chapter 3, FIA or with Score Regulations.
3) Any « Bluetooth » system is FORBIDDEN in the helmets.
Reminder: Any “Bluetooth” system is FORBIDDEN within the vehicle.
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47P3
WITHDRAWALS – DISQUALIFICATION
1) In the case of withdrawal, it is imperative that the Crew informs, by all possible means, and as
quickly as possible, the PCO on (number which will be communicated by Bulletin).
Failure to respect this important safety clause will result in the refusal of all future applications to take
part in any Cross-Country Rally organised by A.S.O.
In addition, failure to respect the obligation to inform the Organisers in the case of withdrawal, where
search operations are carried out, will result in the Crew in question being liable for the financial costs of
search operations and the request to the Crews’ National Sporting Authority for further sanctions, upon
the discretion of the College of Sporting Stewards.
2) In the case of withdrawal due to mechanical breakdown, the Crew must imperatively spend a night
out on the track before letting off its Sarsat distress beacon, if they have not yet been picked up by the
Sweeper Truck.
The letting off, without medical reason, of the distress beacon, will result in Disqualification, as well as
the financial liability of the Competitor concerned, in the case of intervention by the Organisation.
IMPORTANT: A soon as the Driver decides
intentions regarding his way back (for himself
 if he gets back to the Bivouac, present
 if he does not get back to the Bivouac,
to retire, he must let the Organisation know about his
and his material):
himself to the Competitor’s Department
call the Race Control.
3) In the case of withdrawal it is the Crews’ responsibility to ensure that safety material is returned as
fast as possible to the relevant suppliers (Sarsat distress beacon, Iritrack, Sentinel, GPS and associated
accessories). This equipment must be returned to the representatives of the suppliers of this equipment,
located at the Safety Centre. Under no circumstance can A.S.O. be held responsible for the
disappearance of loss of this equipment, too often handed to a third party.
The Rider is strongly recommended not to leave the safety material in the vehicke in case he has to
abandon it on the track.
Under no circumstances can the Organiser be held responsible for the disappearance or loss of this type
of material, often given to third parties.
4) In the case of withdrawal, it is the responsibility of the Crew or Competitor to organise the transport
of their Vehicle to the return embarkation port in Argentina. The cost of removing the Vehicle for the
Selective Section, as well as the cost of transport, is entirely at the charge of the Crew or Competitor.
The Organisers can provide Competitors with the contact details of companies able to retrieve Vehicles
from the track and/or transport them to Buenos Aires.
5) If the Vehicle is brought by the Competitor after the period allowing its acceptation; or if the
Competitor did not specifically told the Competitors’ Department, during the Rally at the latest, that his
Vehicle will have to embark on board of the ferry set up by the Organiser, all logistical expenses with
regards to this Vehicle repatriation will be at the Competitor’s charge.
6) The transporting of a Crew member by helicopter or aboard any other means of transport during all
or part of a Stage will result in Disqualification.
Crews that have withdrawn may under no circumstance be transported by the Organisation during all or
part of the remaining route.
Under exceptional circumstances, the Organiser reserves the right to realise an exceptional
transportation of a Driver / Crew and/or a Vehicle with the Clerk of Course’s approval.
47P4
CLOSING THE TRACK
1) The Organisers’ ‘Sweeper’ Vehicles will close the Rally track.
As it is impossible to guarantee that the Sweeper Truck will pass by the exact spot where a Vehicle has
broken down, it is the Competitors’ responsibility to indicate their correct position to the PCO using the
safety equipment aboard. The Sweeper Trucks will pick up Competitors whose Vehicle has broken down,
but will under no circumstances tow the broken down Vehicle.
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2) Competitors who refuse to take a place aboard the Sweeper Truck do so entirely at their own
responsibility and must sign a disclaimer which will be given to them by the members of the
Organisation in charge of closing the track.
No action may be taken against the Organisers in the case where Competitors refuse to board the
Sweeper Truck.
However, refusal to sign the disclaimer will not result in Competitor’s Disqualification if he managed to
repair and to join the Bivouac in time by making the totality of the route.
47P5
DEPOSITS – LETTER OF COMMITMENT
There will be no requirement to pay a deposit to the Organiser.
For safety equipment (GPS, Sentinel, Iritrack, Sarsat distress beacon, Tripy), a deposit will be paid
directly to the supplier.
Competitors will be required to sign the Competitors’ Commitment Letter at Administrative Checks by
which they undertake to:
 respect the Regulations and the safety rules;
 pay for any damage caused to safety and navigation equipment supplied to them for the Rally
(GPS, Sentinel, Iritrack, Sarsat distress beacon, Tripy);
 return safety and navigation equipment supplied to them for the Rally (GPS, Sentinel, Iritrack,
Sarsat distress beacon, Tripy) by the latest at the end of the Rally;
 return all material lent to them for the Rally;
 respect the withdrawal rules.
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TECHNICAL
REGULATIONS
Warning:
In any case, the French version is the official version of the regulations.
The translations into English and Spanish are edited to make the preparation of
the Competitors easier; therefore, in the event of disputes over the translations
and interpretations, the French version is the only one to be considered and
applied.
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PREAMBLE
The Technical Regulations for the 37th Dakar Argentina – Bolivia - Chile conforms with the 2014 FIA
Regulations. There are however some exceptions, which you will find detailed in the following pages.
The FIA technical regulations can be consulted on their website: www.fia.com
(Click on: FIA Sport / Regulations / FIA Cross-Country Rallies. Then articles 281, 282, 283, 284, 285,
286, 287.)
Fédération Internationale Automobile (FIA):
Tél : + 41.22.544.44.00 (Switzerland)
Car Technical Responsible: Christian SCHMIDT DMSB SPA 1099190
Trucks Technical Responsible: Fabien CALVET FFSA 2778
CARS
ARTICLE T1P – SPECIFIC REGULATIONS FOR MODIFIED CROSS-COUNTRY CARS
(T1 GROUP)
T1P1 WIDTH
For T1.3 – T1.4 cars, the maximum width of bodywork is 2 400 mm without rear view mirrors.
T1P2 FUEL TANKS
For T1.3 – T1.4, several fuel tanks are permitted. Fuel tanks could be situated in front of the main
rollbar tube of the vehicle and also may be extended forward below the level of the mounting points of
the seats to the chassis, but no less than 1 100mm rearward of the front axle centre line.
T1P3
MINIMUM WEIGHT
Cars are subject to the following scale of minimum weights in relation to cylinder capacity. For
supercharged diesel engines, the cylinder multiplying coefficient applied will be 1.7.
Cylinder capacity
in cm3
up to1600
over 1600 and up to 2000
over 2000 and up to 2250
over 2250 and up to 2500
over 2500 and up to 2750
over 2750 and up to 3000
over 3000 and up to 3250
over 3250 and up to 3500
over 3500 and up to 3750
over 3750 and up to 4000
over 4000 and up to 4250
over 4250 and up to 4500
over 4500 and up to 4750
over 4750 and up to 5000
over 5000 and up to 5250
over 5250
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4x4
4x2
1090
1290
1440
1540
1577.5
1615
1652.5
1690
1727.5
1765
1802.5
1840
1877.5
1915
1952.5
1990
800
920
950
980
1010
1040
1070
1100
1130
1160
1190
1220
1250
1280
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T1P4
PETROL ENGINE
Engines must be derived from a car model able to be homologated in Group N, A (i.e. produced in a
quantity of more than 2 500 units in 12 consecutive months), GT (2012 GT homologation regulations) or
T2.
The following parts must be kept original:
Engine block (except machining and modification to fit i.e. gear box, engine mounts, generator,
starter);
Crankshaft;
Connecting rods;
Pistons;
Valve train (belt or chain, pulley);
Cylinder head(s), completely assembled unit(s); it is allowed to do certain machining and
modification for the set-up of mounting supports.
A workshop manual from the relevant manufacturer will be used as reference for conformity check.
It is allowed to mechanically block standard engine variable functions (thus to delete this function), for
example a valve train, camshafts, an inlet.
The Engine Block must be kept original, but can derive from another model from the same
manufacturer.
Flywheel is free.
Cylinder head cover(s) is(are) free provided it has a weight at least equal to that of the series cylinder
head cover.
Intake manifold is free.
Exhaust manifold is free.
Starter is free provided it is issued from a series production.
Its installation inside the engine compartment is free.
Generator may be replaced by another one.
The diameter of the throttle valve cannot be bigger than the standard engine’s one.
Ignition:
Spark plugs are free as are spark plugs / coil high tension cables.
The electronic control unit and the electronic ignition components are free.
Engine loom is free.
The fitting of fuel coolers is authorised on the return circuit to the tank.
T1P5
PETROL ENGINE, AIR RESTRICTORS
All the air necessary for feeding the engine must pass through a restrictor, which must comply with
Article 284-6.1, except for its internal diameter.
It is possible to use 2 air restrictors provided that the diameter normally used for one restrictor is
divided by 1.4142.
No “by-pass”, by any mean, is allowed.
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T1P5.1
Restrictors for petrol engines
All petrol engines must be fitted with an air restrictor with a maximum internal diameter (in mm) of:
ESSENCE
DAKAR
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Prototype*
34
Standard (2 or 4 valves)
37
>5400cc 4x4 FIA / Score
37
>5400cc 4x2 FIA
39
>5400cc 4x2 Score
>5400cc 4x2 Score
Standard engine **
37.2
38
* Only for pilots not appearing on the
A.S.O. “Elite” list. They cannot drive a
Vehicle equipped with a prototype engine.
** Only for pilots not appearing on the
A.S.O. « Elite » list.
Being considered as “standard” an engine
conforming with the Appendix J 2014 of
the FIA Regulations
T1P6
FUEL COOLING
The fitting of fuel coolers is authorised on the return circuit to the tank.
T1P7
SUPERCHARGED DIESEL ENGINE
The engine must be derived from a car model able to be homologated in Group N, A (i.e. produced in a
quantity of more than 2500 units in 12 consecutive months), GT (2012 GT homologation regulations) or
T2.
The following parts must be kept original:
Engine block (except machining and modification to fit i.e. gear box, engine mounts, generator,
starter);
Crankshaft;
Connecting rods;
Pistons;
Valve train (belt or chain, pulley);
Cylinder head(s), completely assembled unit(s); it is allowed to do certain machining and
modification for the set-up of mounting supports.
The workshop manual from the relevant manufacturer will be used as reference for conformity checks.
The engine block must be kept original, but can be derived from another model from the same
manufacturer.
Flywheel is free.
Cylinder head cover(s) is(are) free provided it has a weight at least equal to that of the series cylinder
head cover.
Intake manifold is free.
Exhaust manifold is free.
Starter is free provided it is issued from a series production.
Its installation inside the engine compartment is free.
Generator may be replaced by another one.
Supercharging air exchanger
A new exchanger may be homologated respecting the following conditions:
It must come from a car model able to be homologated in Group A or T2 (i.e. produced in a
quantity of more than 2500 units in 12 consecutive months);
The air/air intercooler must have a maximum interchanger core volume V1max of 12 dm3;
The total volume of the core is determined by its external dimensions (Length x Width x
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Thickness);
It is permitted to modify the air inlets and outlets cases of the new exchanger, for the sole
purpose of facilitating the implantation in the car. The turbo/exchanger and exchanger/engine air
ducts are free; their maximum internal diameter is 80 mm;
Exchangers of the air/water type are prohibited, unless the system is derived from a car model
that can be homologated in Group A (i.e. produced in a quantity of more than 2500 units in 12
consecutive months), in this case, no modifications are authorised except for connections’ cases.
It is authorised to combine an air/water type exchanger system with an air/air type exchanger system.
Air ducts are free but the maximum internal volume between the restrictor and the intake manifold setup front is set at 15 dm3.
One fan may be added on the exchanger.
Turbocharger
A Single Stage Turbocharger system with 1 (straight 4, 5 or 6 cylinder layout) or 2 (V6 or V8 cylinder
layout) single stage turbo(s) and its (their) control system (waste gate type or other types) can be
replaced by any other single stage turbo charger which derives from a car model that can be
homologated in Group N, A (i.e. produced in a quantity of more than 2500 units in 12 consecutive
months), GT (2012 GT homologation regulations) or T2. The actuators and control system levers are
free.
In case a Two Stage Turbocharger system with 1 (straight 4, 5 or 6 cylinder layout) or 2 (V6 or V8
cylinder layout) turbocharger system(s) will be used, each stage will have to be issued from the Engine’s
brand but could come from different models. The actuators and control system levers are free.
Local machining of the turbocharger casing is permitted for the fitting of the air ducts.
Particle filters are prohibited.
Chain cover: The chain cover is free.
T1P8
DIESEL ENGINE, AIR RESTRICTOR
T1P8.1 Air restrictor
All the air necessary for feeding the engine must pass through a restrictor, which must comply with
Article 284-6.1, except for its internal diameter.
It is possible to use 2 air restrictors provided that the diameter normally used for one restrictor is
divided by 1.4142.
No “by-pass”, by any mean, is allowed.
T1P8.2 Restrictor for supercharged diesel engines
All supercharged diesel engines must be fitted with an air restrictor with a maximum internal diameter
of:
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DIESEL
* Only for pilots not appearing on the
Prototype*
36
A.S.O. “Elite” list. They cannot drive a
Standard single stage turbo
39
Vehicle equipped with a prototype engine.
Standard double stage turbo
38
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T1P9
FUEL COOLING
The fitting of fuel coolers is authorised on the return circuit to the tank.
T1P10
POSITION (4X4)
The crankshaft must be ahead of the middle of the wheelbase and installed longitudinally for tubular
frame chassis.
The minimum height between the crankshaft axis and the reference point situated on the front axle
centre line is 190 mm.
All modifications designed to achieve this value are authorised for a monocoque body chassis.
T1P11
WHEELS AND TYRES
The maximum quantity of wheels / tyres that can be transported for the Car category is three (3)
including the Marathon Stage.
The use of any system for inflating / deflating the tyres is forbidden, except for 4x2.
In order to adjust the tyre pressure, any air going in or out must pass through a conventional type of
valve coming from a series light utility vehicle and having a VG5 type screw thread.
For T1.1 and T1.2 vehicles, a tyre pressure indicator is auhtorised in the cockpit. The control of deflating
is not authorised from the cockpit.
1) For Pilots within the A.S.O. Elite list with 4-WD Vehicles, a single tyre pattern is authorised for each
Vehicle, during the whole Rally.
During Scrutineering, the drawing must be given and the Pilots must name and give the drawings of the
tyres’ type (Drawings and Dimensions).
a) Only these tyres may be used during the Rally.
b) A pattern is associated with each dimension and, if left tyres are different from right tyres,
their patterns must be symmetrical.
2) 2-wheel drive T1 Vehicles must use tyres from a tyre manufacturer’s commercial catalogue.
The diameter of the FRONT and REAR wheels of T1.3 and T1.4 vehicles stated in the Scrutineering card
during Scrutineering will be considered as the final choice for the Rally and in no case can be changed.
3) Re-grooving of new and used tyres is forbidden.
4) Complete wheels must have a maximum diameter of 940 mm for 2-wheel drive cars and 810 mm for
4-wheel drive cars.
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ARTICLE T2P – GENERAL PRESCRIPTIONS
T2P1
TEMPORARY « A.S.O. ELITE » DRIVERS’ LIST (TECHNICAL)
T2P1.1 Temporary List of “Elite” Pilots concerned by A.S.O.’s Technical Regulations:
Surname / Name
Nationality
Surname / Name
Nationality
AL ATTIYAH Nasser
(QAT)
MALYSZ Adam
(POL)
AL MUTAIWEI Khalifa
(UAE)
MILLER Mark
(USA)
AL RAJHI Yazeed
(SAU)
NOVITSKIY Leonid
(RUS)
ALVAREZ Lucio
(ARG)
PETERHANSEL Stéphane
(FRA)
CHABOT Ronan
(FRA)
ROMA Juan (Nani)
(ESP)
CHICHERIT Guerlain
(FRA)
SAINZ Carlos
(ESP)
DABROWSKI Marek
(POL)
SCHOTT Stephan
(GER)
DE VILLIERS Giniel
(ZAF)
SOUSA Carlos
(POR)
DELAHAYE Régis
(FRA)
SPINELLI Guilherme
(BRA)
DESPRES Cyril
(FRA)
TEN BRINKE Bernhard
(NLD)
ERRANDONEA Bernard
(FRA)
TERRANOVA Orlando
(ARG)
GARAFULIC Boris
(CHL)
THOMASSE Pascal
(FRA)
GORDON Robby
(USA)
VAN LOON Erik
(NLD)
HOLOWCZYC Krzyztof
(POL)
VASILYEV Vladimir
(RUS)
KAHLE Matthias
(GER)
VIGOUROUX Eric
(FRA)
KACZMARSKI Martin
(POL)
WEVERS Erik
(NLD)
LAVIEILLE Christian
(FRA)
SZALAY Balazs
(HUN)
LEAL DOS SANTOS Ricardo
(POR)
ZHOU Yong
(CHN)
T2P1.2 The Organiser reserves the right to revise this list at any moment and at its own
discretion.
T2P2
TYRES
For A.S.O. “Elite” Drivers with 4-WD Vehicles, a single tyre pattern is authorised for each “Elite” Vehicle.
The pattern of the FRONT and REAR wheels of vehicles presented during Scrutineering must be the same
during all the Rally for all categories.
T2P3
ADVERTISING
The engine manufacturer is not necessarily linked to the cars- and/or the manufacturer’s brand.
ARTICLE T3P – INTEGRATION OF VEHICLES CONFORMING WITH 2006-2010 US SCORE
REGULATIONS
Definition of the categories and classes: Article 9P2 of the Supplementary Regulations.
T3P1
ELIGIBLE VEHICLES
Technical details, Group OPEN Vehicles:
All 2 and 4 wheel drive Vehicles conforming to Score Regulations (2006-2010 Score International OffRoad Racing Rules and Regulations) are admissible, with the exception of classes ½-1600 and 5-1600,
under the following conditions: respect of articles Appendix J – FIA 285.7 and 285.3.
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T3P2
ROLL CAGE CONCEPTION
The roll cage must conform to Score Regulations (see article CR33) or Article 283.8 Appendix J – FIA.
T3P3
ROLL CAGE DIMENSIONS
The dimensions of the tubes must conform with Score Regulations (see article CR33) and more
precisely respect the dimensions of the following table:
Vehicle weight
1.350 kg à 1.360 kg
1.360 kg à 1.810 kg
Plus de 1.810 kg
T3P4
Open cockpit
44,4 mm x 3,05 mm
50,8 mm x 3,05 mm
57,2 mm x 3,05 mm
Closed cockpit
38,1 mm x 3,05 mm
44,4 mm x 3,05 mm
50,8 mm x 3,05 mm
WEIGHT
Group OP.1: For 2-wheel drive, the minimum weight is 1400 Kg
Group OP.2: The minimum weight is 2800 Kg
Or respect article 285.3 2009 or 285.4 2011, Appendix J – FIA.
T3P5
Tyres
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T3P6
TYRES’ SIZE
must respect the following sizes:
950 mm max, for 2-wheel drive Group OP.1 Vehicles and for Group OP.2 Vehicles.
840 mm max, for 4-wheel drive Group OP.1 Vehicles, on 15 inch rims.
Or respect article 285.8, appendix J FIA and article 10P of the Supplementary Regulations.
VEHICLE WIDTH
Group OP.1:
Group OP.2:
T3P7
For 4-wheel drive, the max width is 2.20 metres.
For 2-wheel drive, the max width is 2.40 metres.
The max width is 2.20 metres.
RESTRICTOR
Group OP.1 and OP.2 Vehicles must conform to Article T1P5 of these Technical Regulations.
T3P8
INFLATING / DEFLATING
Automatic inflating / deflating will be allowed for Group OP.2 vehicles if it exists as standard and
providing the system has not been modified in any way.
Automatic inflating / deflating systems are forbidden for vehicles in Group OP.1 4x4 even if fitted as
standard (appendix J FIA, article 285.8).
T3P9
MISCELLEANOUS SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Vehicles must conform to appendix J FIA, Article 283, articles 7, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19.
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T3P10
FUEL TANKS
Fuel tanks must conform either to Article CR21 of the Score Regulations or with Appendix J FIA, Article
293, article 14.
T3P11
FUEL
Fuel used must conform with Appendix FIA, Article 282, article 9 and the Supplementary Regulations of
the Event, Article 31P5.
ARTICLE T4P –T2 GROUP
The Technical Regulations of the 37th Dakar Argentina – Bolivia - Chile conforms to the 2013 FIA
Regulations. There are however some exceptions, which you will find detailed in the following pages.
ARTICLE T5P – T3 GROUP
All T3 category Vehicles will have to be equipped with a flagpole of a 2.5 metres high minimum on the
extremity of which will be set a flag. The flagpole will be delivered by the Organiser during
Administrative Checks and Scrutineering in Buenos Aires.
ARTICLE T6P – TRUCK REGULATIONS (T4.1 GROUP)
The homologation of T4.1 category Vehicles must strictly conform to FIA Regulations Appendix J article
287, with the exception of the safety roll cages, which must conform to the present T4.2 A.S.O.
Technical Regulations, Article T7P3.
The FIA Technical passport will be demanded during the Rally Scrutineering.
ARTICLE T7P – TRUCK REGULATIONS (T4.2 GROUP)
All the T4.2 engaged in the Dakar will have to have an A.S.O. technical passport valid for 5 years after
the visit of the A.S.O. authorized Truck category responsible.
Category responsible:
Fabien CALVET. Tel: + 33.6.98.92.20.02 (France) – E-mail : [email protected]
T7P1
GENERAL
T7P1.1 T4.2 Homologation
Any T4.2 Truck corresponding to the current Regulations’ criteria and its appendices, having received a
valid A.S.O. homologation, and which elements are freely available in retail shops, is eligible.
A matriculation certificate for a road use is compulsory; the annual check must be valid on pain of being
refused to start.
T7P1.2 Truck elements’ characteristics
The association of different parts is allowed and all parts (cab, engine, gearbox, transfer box, rigid axles,
etc.) must be from a minimum of 200 copies produced batch and come from standard elements freely
available in retail shops.
All the race Truck mechanical elements must correspond to the road homologation tonnage of the
standard vehicle (i.e.: brakes, axles, gear box, steering box or any other mechanical component).
Vehicle’s brand is defined by the truck’s cab.
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These Technical Regulations govern competition between “platform” trucks with 2 to 4 cargo axles.
Vehicles must comply with A.S.O. technical passport for T4-2 Group.
T7P2
CAB’S CHARACTERISTICS
T7P2.1 General
The cab must be standard (dimensions and material from production). The cab must correspond to the
vehicle standard gross weight when empty (for instance, it is not allowed to fix a Medium cabin on a
Kerax truck).
This cab’s doors must be exactly as the production ones’ dimensions. It is strictly forbidden to cut
wheels’ cross or to modify the inferior part of the truck’s doors.
The cab’s front part must be set to a minimum distance of 900 mm from the centre of the front wheel
axle.
For bonnet truck, the cab’s front part must also be set to a minimum distance of 900 mm from the
centre of the front wheel axle.
900 mm
It is forbidden to push the cab or the bonnet back further than 900 mm from the wheel axle. However, if
the distance of the cab or the bonnet is inferior to 900 mm on the standard model, the truck will be able
to be homologated.
Only in this case must the manufacturer prove a commercialisation of a standard series of at least 200
vehicles of this type for an individual and commercial use (except military production as not verifiable).
The following mechanical components must come from a series road truck homologated for goods road
transport:
- Gear box and transfer gearbox,
- Front and rear axles,
- Steering box,
- Brake system components.
No mechanicalelement can be conceived to create an aerodynamic effect .
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T7P2.2 Cab’s dimensions
Cab’s minimum dimensions must respect the following specs:
A1 mini = 1 600 mm
B mini = 2 000 mm (Distance measured from one side of the door’s hinge to the other).
C mini= 1 500 mm
C
1 500 mm
2 000 mm
B
A1
1 600 mm
T7P2.3 Safety elements
It is necessary to strengthen the passengers’ seats’ fixation; in order to do this, it is allowed to modify
the engine tunnel, only respecting the following conditions:
Only the engine tunnel part between the cab’s main beam edges can be modified. The tunnel material
must be the same as the floor. In the case of a modification, the cab’s floor structure must then be
strengthened.
All vehicles must have a protective bulkhead made of non-flammable material located between the
engine/transmission and the driver’s compartment capable of preventing the passage of fluids or flames
in the event of fire. All the gaps must be sealed. The only oil lines which may run within the cab are
those leading solely to temperature and pressure gauges as well as to the gearbox assistance. Such lines
must be either metallic or aviation type lines.
All window operating mechanisms must function as originally designed by the manufacturers (e.g.
manufacturers’ wind-down windows must remain as wind-down windows). A protective cap (not opaque)
must be installed on lateral windows to prevent from glass projection in case of an accident.
All vehicles must be fitted with a windscreen wiper and a washer. These must be maintained in a
working condition at all times.
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Steering column can be modified to make driving position better adapted to race mode. This
modification must be validated by the technical delegate. This system must be validated during vehicle’s
Technical Scrutineering and comply with a road use.
Any steering lock system fitted to the vehicle must be removed.
The location of the parking brake control must be clearly indicated by a notice inside the cab at least 20
cm in width. The parking brake control must be operable by the driver while normally seated with seat
belts fastened.
T7P2.4 Cab’s additional parts
It is allowed to modify production materials of the cab’s additional parts while strictly keeping the
original shape (front grid, air deflector, sun visor, etc.) but truck must keep standard model aspect.
T7P3
SAFETY STRUCTURE
T7P3.1 Cab
T7P3.1.1 General
A roll cage must be fitted inside the driver’s cab. The basic purpose of such a roll cage is to protect the
driver and passengers if the vehicle is involved in a serious accident.
Minimum acceptable roll cage requirements are detailed in these Regulations but the following
observations should be noted:
a) The essential characteristics of a safety cage come from a finely detailed construction, suitable
fixation to the cab and snug fitting against the bodywork;
b) It is recommended that mounting feet be made as large as possible in order to spread loads over
the maximum area. It is also advisable, where possible, to weld the cage to the cab structure
(e.g. to the screen and door pillars) as far as possible. This greatly increases strength and
rigidity;
c) All welds should be of the highest quality possible, with full penetration (preferably arc welding
and in particular under protecting gas) ;
d) A longitudinal member (door reinforcement) must be fitted at each side of the vehicle. These
members may be removable. This lateral protection must be set as high as possible but not
higher than one third of the total height of the door measured from its base.
These requirements are a minimum. It is permitted to fit extra elements or reinforcements in addition to
the basic requirements.
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A cross or a V on the roof roll bar is mandatory.
The following scheme shows the mandatory minimum prescriptions with regards to the cab’s
safety structure.

Scheme 1
Schemes 2, 3 and 4 represent different options allowed for the cab’s safety structure

Scheme 2
 Scheme 3
 Scheme 4
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7P3.1.2 Technical Specifications
Each roll bar must be in one piece and must be free from unevenness and cracks.
All the parts of the cage must be welded together.
The rear diagonal must have its top fixing on the driver’s side of the cab.
It is allowed, and even recommended, to fit additional struts to the cage.
Reinforcing plates with an area of at least 200 cm2 and a minimum thickness of 3 mm must be fitted so
that the cab floor is jammed between the roll bar mounting feet and the reinforcing plates.
The reinforcing plates must be screwed by a minimum of 3 screws of 8.8 (“S” Grade) specifications and
with a minimal diameter of 12 mm screws. It is permitted to increase the number of screws and to weld
the cage to the cab shell (e.g. to windscreen pillars).
All bars must be cold drawn seamless steel tube with a minimum tensile strength of 340 N/mm.
T7P3.1.3 Dimensions
Minimum permitted tube sizes are as follows:
57 mm outside diameter x 4.9 mm wall thickness
60 mm outside diameter x 3.2 mm wall thickness
70 mm outside diameter x 2.4 mm wall thickness
Every tube must have a hole of 5 mm diameter, drilled in an easily visible position allowing the technical
delegate’s check.
T7P3.1.4 Cab lock down system
To prevent cab tilt, original tilt lock mechanism must be kept but it is also mandatory to add an
additional security system. This system must but fixed between cab rail (or roll bar) and truck’s chassis.
Counterplates must be installed to strengthen the system. These plates must be fitted with 4 bolts of 12
mm minimum.
The weakest part of the device will be either one screw or steel bold pin of at least 16 mm diameter or
two steel or bold pins of at least 12 mm diameter. Steel cables are allowed on each side of the cab, with
a minimum diameter of 12 mm (or equivalent section). They will be of a sufficient length to allow
clearance between the cab and the chassis.
Vehicles with bonnets must be fitted with an additional locking device, in addition to the normal bonnet
lock, to prevent the bonnet from opening in case of failure of the normal lock (attachment by means of
« American » steel pins). Such devices must be properly locked while the vehicle is in movement.
T7P4
CARGO BODYWORK
T7P4.1 General
The cargo bodywork must be validated by A.S.O. truck category responsible during the A.S.O. passport
validation.
T7P4.2 Cargo hold dimensions
For a cabover truck with a more than 10 litres engine; its cargo hold volume must be able to contain at
least a cargo box which must respect the following characteristics: L = 3 000 mm, W = 2 000 mm, H =
1 500 mm.
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Bonnet trucks or trucks with a less than 10 litres engine must respect the following dimensions:
L = 2,400 mm, W= 2,000 mm, H= 1,300 mm.
It is not necessary to have a floor covering the cargo hold in its entirety.
The cargo hold rear part must imperatively be closed (rigid or canvas cover).
L mini
l maxi
L : 3 000 mm
Volume à laisser complètement libre
Volume to be left completely free
h mini
H : 1 500 mm
W : 2 000 mm
ho
The transporting of « merchandise » can be done under the entire responsibility of the Competitor.
However, the Technical Stewards may check the quality of the load to make sure the safety standards
are honoured.
The transporting of certain quantities of dangerous materials is governed by official regulations (road
use).
T7P4.3 Cargo bodywork covering materials
A.S.O. recommends rigid materials. In the case where the Competitor uses a canvas cover, it needs to
be in good condition at all times during the competition. In no case can a truck with a damaged canvas
cover to the start of a Selective Section. In the case of a damaged canvas cover, the Competitor will
have to replace it for the next Stage, the Truck will have to keep its original shape.
Similarly, a Truck with a rigid body frame which would have suffered damages on the cargo hold
covering, will have to operate the necessary repairs in order to keep its original shape.
In both cases, the Technical Steward will be the one giving the authorisation to continue the
competition.
T7P4.4 Rollbar specifications
A rollbar will be placed in front of the cargo hold. This item must be as close as possible from the cab
and cannot be further than 1500 mm.
This rollbar must have the shape of the schemes below depending on the modification or not of the
engine tunnel passage.
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Scheme 1: with modification of the engine tunnel’s passage
A
B
F
D
E
C
Scheme 2: without modification of the engine tunnel’s passage
A
B
F
D
E
C
The rollbar will have to be completely closed ABCD. It will have to follow in-depth the contour of the
inside bodywork and its minimum height must be at least equal to that of the highest part of the cab or
of its external rollbar. The rollbar ABCD must be made rigid by at least one diagonal AD or BC, but the
fitting of two diagonals AD and BC is authorised.
This rollbar will be fixed on one hand by steel plates welded to the tube and bolted counterplates at floor
level, as near as possible to corners C and D, and on the other hand, in the same way, to the vertical
wall of the bodywork (except covered type) nearby corners A and B.
If the floor is not strong enough, this anchoring must be carried out on the chassis.
The rollbar must be held up by two rectilinear tension rods fixed at A and B and bolted to the floor of the
vehicle with plates and counterplates (AE and BF).
The rollbar / tension rod assembly may be reinforced by two diagonals AF and BE. If the floor is not
sufficiently resistant, these rods must be bolted onto the chassis. The plates and counterplates used
above must have a surface area of 200 cm2 and a minimum thickness of 3 mm, and be fixed by 4 bolts
of 12 mm diameter.
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T7P5
CHASSIS
Truck’s chassis must be freely available in retail shops and be produced at a minimum of 200 copies; it
is also allowed to replace production model by any other model from the same range or even to build
your own chassis respecting imperatively the following dimensions:
The two main chassis rails must be straight and parallel to the ground on their entire length.
Subfram under main chassis rails are strictly forbidden.
This chassis can be strengthened in order to rigidify the U-shape beam. It is possible to weld a metal
plate to close the U to reinforce the chassis.
T7P6
ENGINE
T7P6.1 General
From 01/01/2014, no truck with a cylinder superior to 16.5 litres will be homologated.
The A.S.O. technical passport has a 5-year validity from the 01/01/2012. This validity only applies to
trucks which have not undergone any modification during the 5-year period. Any truck having undergone
modification will have to be submitted for a new validation of the A.S.O. technical passport by the A.S.O
authorised truck category responsible.
The engine must be directly fixed to the chassis but it is allowed to move it from its initial position. The
maximum lengthwise distance is the following: 1,400 mm (longitudinal distance between the most
advanced axle and the engine joint plan / gearbox).
Engine
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T7P6.2 Water coolant system
Water coolant radiators initial number must be kept; however, it is possible to modify these radiators’
size and shape as well as associated fans and ducts’ size and shape. Trucks must keep their exterior
original aspect. It is forbidden to cut the chassis to allow a bigger radiator to pass.
T7P6.3 Air induction system
The air filter(s) and tubing upstream of it (them) may be modified.
No part of the air induction system may project more than 300 mm beyond the lateral extremities or the
top of the roof of the cab.
No more than two air induction pipes may be fitted;
The total cross-sectional area of the air induction pipes or ram air collector boxes must not
exceed 1,000 cm2.
T7P6.3.1 Air restrictor: specifications
The engine must be fitted with a restrictor fixed to the compressor housing of the turbocharger.
All the air necessary for feeding the engine must pass through this restrictor, which must respect the
following:
The maximum internal diameter of the restrictor is 74 mm, maintained for a minimum distance of 3 mm
measured downstream of a plane perpendicular to the rotational axis and situated at a maximum of 100
mm upstream of a plane passing through the most upstream extremities of the wheel blades.
This diameter must comply with the above conditions, regardless of the temperature conditions.
The external diameter of the restrictor at its narrowest point must be less than 80 mm, and must be
maintained over a distance of 5 mm to each side of the sonic collar.
The mounting of the restrictor onto the turbocharger must be carried out in such a way that two screws
have to be entirely removed from the body of the compressor, or from the restrictor, in order to
withdraw the restrictor from the compressor. Attachment by means of a needle screw is not authorised.
For the installation of this restrictor, it is permitted to remove material from the compressor housing,
and to add it, for the sole purpose of attaching the restrictor onto the compressor housing. The heads of
the screws must be pierced so that they can be sealed.
The restrictor must be made from a single material and may be pierced solely for the purpose of
mounting and sealing, which must be carried out between the mounting screws, between the restrictor
(or the restrictor / compressor housing attachment), the compressor housing (or the housing / flange
attachment) and the turbine housing (or the housing / flange attachment).
In the case of a 2-parallel supercharger engine, each supercharger is limited by a 53 mm maximum
interior diameter restrictor, and a 58 mm exterior maximum diameter restrictor, under the conditions
specified above.
T7P6.4 Oil catch tank
All engine breathers venting to the atmosphere must lead into a catch tank, arranged in such a way as
to prevent oil from spilling onto the ground. If a single catch tank is used, it must have a volume of at
least 4 litres. It is permitted to use multiple tanks, but each tank must be at least of 2 litres. Tanks may
be made of any material, but it must be possible to view the contents of the tank (e.g. a sight glass is
required in a metal tank, and plastic tanks must be translucent).
All tanks must be capable of being readily emptied.
T7P6.5 Fuel tanks
Additional fuel tanks are free in respect of capacity. They must be of a manufacturer brand, of a type
normally used in trucks.
Subject to the following requirements, fuel tank(s) position(s) is (are) free:
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If the fuel tank is situated outside the chassis, it will have to be fixed within the wheelbase; on
the other hand, the position is free if the fuel tank is fixed in the cargo hold;
Any fuel tank must be strongly fixed to the chassis. It must have an inferior protection against
rocks and a lateral one to protect from shocks;
The fuel tank may be fixed with the rear cargo box (bearing bodywork).
T7P7
GEARBOX
The gearbox must be a standard model used on trucks with a tonnage corresponding to the vehicle. It is
strictly forbidden to modify the gearbox standard functions.
The gearbox must be placed side by side to the engine except if the standard model is different. In that
case, dimensions will have to remain the same as the standard ones and the geartrain group (engine,
box, bridge) will have to be standard and come from the same Vehicle (ex: Tatra).
T7P8
AXLES
Axles’ brand is free. The model must be from a commercialised model with a minimum batch of 200
produced units. It is allowed to modify the axle in order to adapt the different parts linked to competition
use.
Also, it is allowed to fit 2 reinforcement bars in front of each axle. These bars’ objective is to strengthen
and guide the axle in case of big impact or landing off jumps.
T7P9
DRIVE SHAFT
For each longitudinal transmission shaft over 1 m long, a rollbar or a safety loop made from steel must
be installed close to the front extremity.
T7P10
SUSPENSIONS
T4.2 trucks must be equipped with parabolic type suspensions with rigid axles.
An exception will be made for rigid axles which do not have parabolic suspension as a standard feature.
Only in this case, it will be possible to use suspensions identical to those of the standard model. A
minimum of 200 commercialised units proof will need to be given by the manufacturer to A.S.O.
Trucks with independent wheels as a standard equipment will have to use original suspension system
(pneumatic, hydraulic, etc.).
It is strictly forbidden to intervene on suspensions’ settings from the cab. Only original pneumatic
settings which have been produced of a minimum of 200 units only adjusting the vehicle’s height will be
allowed.
Any kind of active suspension is also prohibited.
T7P11
SHOCK ABSORBERS
T7P11.1 Shock Absorbers
Shock absorber type is free but with a 2 shock absorbers per wheel maximum limit.
It is strictly forbidden to adjust shock absorbers from driving post. Any kind of adjustment while the
truck is moving is strictly prohibited.
If hydraulic shock absorbers units are used, there must be no interconnection between the circuits.
The shock absorbers supports are free on condition that they have no other function than that of
support.
The use of any kind of restraining stops is allowed. It is not possible to change these stops settings from
the driving post or while the vehicle is in movement.
It is allowed to fit a direction shock absorber.
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T7P11.2 Travel limitation
Suspension travel limitation straps must be installed. This measure only applies for T4.2 category
Vehicles and are mandatory.
The suspension travel is limited to 300 mm.
During Scrutineering, straps given by the Organiser, aimed to control the suspensions’ travel limitation
must be installed. The Stewards will control this suspensions travel limitation during Scrutineering or
when embarking in le Havre; they will mark each of the straps with a seal. Any rupture of one or more
seal(s) noticed by a Technical Steward will be transmitted to the College of Sporting Stewards for
decision.
In the case of a rupture of one or more strap(s) during a Stage, a 15-minute Fixed Penalty will apply to
the Competitor. At the 3rd infringement of this kind, the Competitor will be summoned by the College of
Stewards and risks a sanction up to and including Disqualification.
T7P12
STABILISER BAR
Stabiliser bars are allowed on all the truck’s axles.
It is allowed to fix one shock absorber in the stabiliser bar. It is allowed to have an ON/OFF button
within the cab.
T7P13
BRAKING SYSTEM
The braking system must be homologated for a road use.
Annual technical control and manufacturer’s card will validate the braking system.
Brake cooling is permitted using ducted air only.
Cooling ducts must be fed by air intakes (one per wheel).
If the vehicle is originally fitted with a drum brake, it will be allowed to change this system to fit a disc
brake system to provide higher safety. This system must be issued from an industrial production and
being homologated for road use.
T7P14
WHEELS AND TYRES
T7P14.1 Wheel rims and spacers
T7P14.1.1 General
Wheel rims and spacers must come from an industrial brand, not modified and must be made so to
ensure that no wheel or tyre part touches any vehicle point in case of extreme conditions of suspension
or direction movement.
Wheels’ screw nuts and studs must be adapted to the rims used, to guarantee an adequate fixation
resistance. Screw nuts must be from an industrial brand and not be modified.
Only ferrous material or aluminium alloy is authorised.
It is prohibited to fit any spacers or adaptors between the wheels and the hub.
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T7P14.1.2 Specificities
The weight of wheels in aluminium alloy must not be less than 30 kg.
The total diameter of the wheel when mounted and inflated to 5 bars must not exceed 1,300 mm.
The diameter must be measured on the new tyre specified by the Manufacturer.
Wheels dismountable in several parts are forbidden (except flat dismountable rim of the “metallic
beadlock” type).
R22.5 dimensions’ wheels are allowed.
T7P14.2 Tyres
Any tyre which the Stewards consider being dangerous or in breach of the Regulations, for one reason or
another, shall be refused.
All tyres fitted to the vehicle must have a tread depth complying with relevant national legal
requirements for the duration of the competition.
Hand grooved tyres are not permitted. Tyres fitted must be available through normal retail outlets for
all-weather use on roads and/or tracks.
Roll band special tread compounds and/or patterns are not allowed, nor are any externally applied
chemical compounds which may affect tyre grip.
All tyres used must be to E.E.C. Type Approval standard (E.E.C. Regulations 54) or equivalent.
Retreated tyres are forbidden.
Remoulded tyres are forbidden.
No carcass may have undergone serious repairs.
T7P14.3 Spare Wheel / Tyre
A minimum of 2 wheels or 2 tyres, depending on the type of wheels used, are compulsory.
T7P14.4 Inflating / Deflating
The use of a system for inflating / deflating the tyres while the vehicle is in motion is authorised.
T7P14.5 Wheel track and vehicle width
The combination of axles and wheels / tyres fitted must not cause the vehicle width to exceed 2,550
mm.
T7P15
LIGHTING SYSTEM
All lamps required for normal legal road use must be functional at all times and must not be concealed.
The number of headlamps is limited to 8. They must be fitted in accordance with the International Road
Traffic Convention.
T7P16
VEHICLE WEIGHT
Regarding homologations, minimum allowed weight for over 10 litres cylinder vehicle is 8,500 kg.
For trucks using an engine under 10 litres cylinder, minimum allowed weight is 7000 kg except when
standard model weights less than 7,000 kg. In that case, road homologation form will be taken as the
reference.
These weights will be measured for trucks ready to be used, emptied of any material, without people
and emptied of fuel. These limits are fixed for the vehicle having its 2 spare wheels.
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T7P17
SMOKE CONTROL
A Judge of Fact will be in charge of the Trucks’ smoke control. Too heavy emission will be penalized as
follow:
- 1st infringement:
€500
- 2nd infringement:
€500 + 15 minutes
- 3rd infringement:
€1,000 + 1h00
- 4th infringement:
Disqualification.
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APPENDICES
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APPENDIX 1 – APPLICATION - ENTRY
1.1
APPLICATION / ENTRY FEE
1) Conditions and entry fees can be downloaded from the www.dakar.com website from 15th May 2014.
The application must be entered online on a website available from www.dakar.com
The application files must be returned to the Competitors’ Department before 1 st November 2014.
2) Payment deadlines must be followed. Any lateness will lead to an increase of 10% of the fee.
3) The Organiser reserves the right to cancel registrations that have not been paid in full by 31st
October 2014.
4) For any payment missed by the 31st October 2014, the Organiser reserves the right to forbid the
participation to the Rally for the 5 next years.
1.2
CANCELLATION AND REQUEST FOR REFUNDS
1) So as to avoid any ambiguity, cancellation of entries and requests for refunds must be sent by
registered post. Cancellations and requests for refunds must be sent to:
A.S.O. – Dakar Competitors’ Department
253, Quai de la Bataille de Stalingrad – Immeuble Panorama B
92137 Issy les Moulineaux cedex - France
2) Refunds will be made by 31st March 2015 at the latest.
3) For all cancellation of entries, refunds will be made in the following manner:
For race vehicles:
 in the case of cancellations made before 1st September 2014 = €3,000 administration costs
retained;
 in the case of cancellations after 1st September 2014 = 100% of the owed amount will be
invoiced and asked for.
For service vehicles and crew:
After October 1st, 2014, 15% of the owed amount will be invoiced.
4) In the case of a serious problem, justified by medical opinion (original document), the partial
repayment of monies paid can only be made if requested by registered letter. €3,000 will be retained.
APPENDIX 2 – BOAT / PLANE / ACCOMMODATION / TRIPS
2.1
BOAT
Shipment fees are included in the Machine / Vehicle entry fee.
For your Service Vehicles, cars must measure no more than 2.00 m in height (rack included). Car over
2,00 m high will be have to pay the Vehicle fee €3,700.
It is mandatory to send a document justifying the vehicle compliance on 4 wheel-drive so that the
Organisation will validate the entry.
Trucks must measure no more than 4.00 m in height (rack included): official height of bridges, electrical
lines, etc. in Argentina and Chile.
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Trucks
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2.2
whose length is :
between 9 and 11 metres must pay a supplement of €1,200,;
those with a length of between 11 and 13 metres a supplement of €1,700.
Please contact the Organiser concerning vehicles over these lengths.
LIABILITY AND MARITIME INSURANCE
When crossing waterways, from the moment the Vehicle is embarked at the European port (initial
transportation) or in the Argentine port (return transportation), Public Liability cover taken out by the
Organiser with AXA France is not effective.
The Organisation is not responsible for damages to the vehicles during maritime transportation unless a
complete vehicle application file of additional insurance is sent to the Organization one month before the
boarding and a Team member signs a control document upon delivering the vehicle for the initial
boarding single transportation.
Under maritime legislation and international conventions, the carrier’s public liability insurance offers
minimal cover for damages and loss of goods (Brussels Convention 1924 amended by Protocols in 1968
and 1979).
Therefore, during the Parc Ferme on European and Argentine ports and during the maritime transport,
the carrier's responsibility, and therefore the responsibility of the Organiser or of V.S.O., is strictly
limited to legal terms (act dated 18 June 1966 and decree dated 31st December 1966) regarding the
maritime carriage of vehicles, which stipulate in particular the limits of reimbursement for damage to
goods:
- 2 SDR (Special Drawing Right) per kilo or 666.67 SDR per package or unit (rate of 1 SDR as at
24/06/2013 = €1,15065),
- maximum indemnity per Vehicle transported: €4,600 following loss or damage.
It is therefore highly recommended that additional insurance be arranged to cover damage to
Machines/Vehicles suffered during parking in Parc Ferme in European ports and Argentine port in Buenos
Aires and during the maritime transport organised by the Organiser. This insurance is not mandatory but
highly recommended, and may, if required, be arranged with the Sport Events Department of Gras
Savoye whose contact details, offer and website address can be found on the Rally website at
www.dakar.com, or be arranged with the insurance agent of your choice (submission possible by mail
before the boat departure set up by the Organiser, and at the latest on 10th November 2014).
2.3
PLANE - ACCOMMODATION – TRIPS
For the 2015 Dakar, our travel agency V.S.O. offers a certain number of packages created around the
Rally, including one for the “Rest Day” open to mechanics, sponsors, family and friends of
Riders/Competitors.
The programs are being prepared and will be informed on the website www.dakar.com
2) As on previous years, V.S.O. also proposes different services to Competitors and Assistance in order
to prepare your Rally the best way possible:
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flights from Europe to Buenos Aires and return flights from Buenos Aires , with the possibility to
modify the return without cost, according to the availability;
accommodation at the start and finish and at all the Rally Stages;
the V.S.O. assistance in the Competitors’ Department tent on every Stage of the Rally to
reorganise your returns in case of withdrawal, and to assist you for any kind of service.
Places being limited on these flights and for the packages, we recommend you to book now.
The V.S.O. agency is also at your disposal to set up any kind of specific request and to help you through
your organisation for the 2015 Dakar.
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You can find all the necessary information on the website www.dakar.com within the “Competitors Offer”
section.
3) Don’t hesitate to contact:
V.S.O.
253, Quai de la Bataille de Stalingrad – 92137 Issy-les-Moulineaux cedex
Tel.: 33 (0) 1 41 33 14 85 – Fax : 33 0 (1) 41 33 14 86
e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
APPENDIX 3 – SAFETY & NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
All Safety and Navigation suppliers will be present:
 every morning at the start from the Bivouac,
 every night at the finish at the Bivouac,
 permanently at the Safety Centre, close to the « Malles Motos ».for advice, repairs and/or, in the
case that you retire, to collect your equipment.
3.1
SARSAT DISTRESS BEACON
1) The rental of the obligatory Sarsat distress beacon is included in the global Machine/Vehicle tariff.
You will receive the distress beacon at Administrative Checks from our service provider, Astrium, will
hand it if possible upon boarding in Le Havre for the Riders / Competitors boarding the ferry set up by
the Organisation or in Buenos Aires on 2nd January 2015 from 8.00am for Riders / Competitors for those
who have not boarded the ferry set up by the Organiser.
2) You will be charged a deposit by Astrium.
You will have to pay this deposit when booking your Sarsat distress beacon before the delivery of the
instrument in Le Havre.
Your deposit covers the Sarsat distress beacon for the amount of €300, guaranteeing the return of
material in good working condition.
3) In case of damage to the Sarsat distress beacon, the bond will be charged and an invoice will be
issued by Astrium.
In the case where the Sarsat distress beacon is used, the costs of replacing the battery and a check of
the Sarsat distress beacon will be invoiced at €300 including taxes for the distress beacons.
4) The Sarsat distress beacon must be returned at the end of the rally to Astrium, who will ensure
recuperation on the ground. The deposit of any Sarsat distress beacon not returned to Astrium before 27
February 2014 in working order will be cashed. After this date, any disputes will be dealt with directly by
the supplier who will invoice €76 (taxes not included) per week, for additional hire.
3.2
IRITRACK (RACE)
1) The hire
to you by
embarking
8.00am for
of an Iritrack is compulsory and included in the Machines / Vehicle entry fee. It will be issued
the supplier Astrium, if possible before boarding in Le Havre for Riders / Competitors
onboard the ferry set up by the Organiser or in Buenos Aires on 2nd January 2015 from
Riders/Competitors not having embarked onboard the ferry set up by the Organiser.
The installation kit, including the mounting bracket, cables and aerials, will be sent by courier on receipt
of your order form and payment.
This kit must be installed before Scrutineering and power must come directly from the battery.
On confirmation of your entry, the Organiser will send you information regarding this equipment.
2) The use of this equipment is compulsory (on pain of the start being refused) as is the maintaining of
the equipment in working order, throughout the Event, and over the whole of the route, including Road
Sections.
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3) You will be charged a deposit by Astrium.
You will have to pay this deposit when booking your Iritrack before the delivery of the instrument in Le
Havre.
Your deposit covers the Iritrack for the amount of €1,500 including taxes, guaranteeing the return of
material in good working condition.
4) In case of damage to rented equipment a restoral invoice will be issued by Astrium.
5) The Iritrack must be returned at the end of the Rally to Astrium, who will ensure recuperation on the
ground. The deposit of any Iritrack not returned to Astrium before 27th February 2015 in working order
will be cashed. After this date, any disputes will be dealt with directly by the supplier who will invoice
€76 per week (taxes not included), for additional hire.
3.3
TELEPHONE / SAFETY EQUIPMENT
A part of safety and survival equipments as detailed in Article 47P1 can be obtained, like satellite
telephones, from Astrium.
For further information concerning the three pieces of equipment please contact:
ASTRIUM – Rallye Raid Department
114, Avenue d’Alfortville – 94600 CHOISY-LE-ROI
Tel.: +33(0)1 48 84 34 14 – Fax: +33(0) 1 48 52 53 54
[email protected]
3.4
GPS EQUIPMENT
1) To ensure an equal chance for all, the Organiser will supply all Riders/Competitors with a specific
single type of GPS. The functions of this equipment have been intentionally restricted in order to
preserve an element of navigation in the desert.
The GPS Unik II will have the Sentinel function integrated.
It is compulsory to carry this equipment on board (otherwise the start will be refused) and to keep it
switched on, throughout the Event, and that over the entire route, including Road Sections.
A maximum of 2 GPS Unik II (A.S.O. homologated) can be authorised per Vehicle, depending on the
supplier’s availability.
2.a) The rental of obligatory GPS Unik II is included in the global Machine / Vehicle fee.
It includes:

1 “colour” GPS for CAR-TRUCK categories Vehicles;
 1 “colour” GPS for BIKE-QUAD categories Machines.
The instruments will be delivered by the supplier, ERTF, before boarding, in Le Havre.
2.b) The fitting of the GPS Unik II requires an installation kit, not included in the Machine / Vehicle fee,
that the Rider / Competitor must procure directly from ERTF. It must be installed before Scrutineering or
before getting the GPS in Le Havre
Note:
Riders/Competitors must ensure the fitting of the accessories necessary to install the GPS Unik
II.
Riders / Competitors will be required to ensure the following:
 the mechanical and electrical installation, with a continuous power supply of between 9 and 24
volts, regulated and protected by a 3 amp fuse.
 the mechanical mounting must be flexible and include necessarily the supplied silent blocks.
 The main circuit breaker of the vehicle must act on the positive but the GPS must be directly
connected.
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3) Compass heading repeaters and/or speed or distance trips, other than the model homologated by the
Organiser, are prohibited, as are all other accessories not homologated and connectable to the GPS. This
optional material can be purchased form the supplier.
Upon confirmation of entry, the Organiser will forward to you an information sheet concerning these
equipments.
4) You will be charged a deposit by ERTF.
You will have to pay this deposit when booking your GPS Unik II before the delivery of the instrument in
Le Havre. Your deposit covers the GPS Unik II for the amount of €1,700 including taxes, guaranteeing
the return of material in good working condition.
5) In the case where a new GPS Unik II is requested during the Rally (following problems or loss of the
first one), a new deposit will be requested directly by the supplier.
In case of damage to rented equipment or no return of the equipment, an invoice will be issued by ERTF.
6) The GPS Unik II must be returned at the end of the Rally to ERTF, who will ensure recuperation on
the ground. The deposit of any GPS Unik II not returned to ERTF before 27th February 2015 in working
order will be cashed. After this date, any disputes will be dealt with directly by the supplier who will
invoice €76 not including taxes per week, for additional hire.
7) For further information, contact:
Société ERTF COMPETITION
Parc Technologique de Soye – 56275 PLOEMEUR
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 87 25 85 - Fax: +33 (0)2 97 37 59 21
[email protected]
3.5
SENTINEL FUNCTION OF GPS
1) So as to increase safety of Riders/Competitors during overtaking and to avoid accidents, the use of
the Sentinel equipment is compulsory (on pain of being refused a start) throughout the whole event,
over the whole route.
The compulsory hire of the Sentinel is included in the Machine/Vehicle entry fee. The GPS Unik II with
Sentinel function will be delivered by our supplier, ERTF, before boarding in Le Havre.
On confirmation of your entry, the Organiser will send you an information note concerning this
equipment.
2) For all additional information please contact:
Société ERTF COMPETITION
Parc Technologique de Soye – 56275 PLOEMEUR
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 87 25 85 - Fax : +33 (0)2 97 37 59 21
[email protected]
3.6
TRIPY – FOR SERVICE VEHICLE ONLY
1) The Organiser will supply to all Service Vehicles and press vehicles an electronic Road Book, a Tripy
TRM-II-C; this will assist the navigation.
The use of this equipment is compulsory (on pain of being refused a start), it must be kept in working
condition and be switched on throughout the Event.
2) The compulsory hiring of the Tripy electronic Road Book is included in both the Service and Press
Vehicles entry fees. It includes one electronic Tripy TRM-II-C Road Book.
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The checking of the cables will be done in Le Havre for Service Vehicles and Press Vehicles departing
from Europe on the ferry set up by the Organiser and in Buenos Aires on 1st, 2nd and 3rd January 2015
for the other vehicles.
The equipment will be delivered at the Administrative Checks, in Buenos Aires by the supplier TRIPY.
It is your responsibility, before arriving at Le Havre (for Service and Press vehicles embarking onboard
the ferry set up by the Organiser) or in Buenos Aires (for the other vehicles) to:
 fit a RAM MOUNT type round mounting point;
 fit a GPS antenna (a magnetic antenna that fits to the roof of the vehicle and antenna cable
returning to the place where the mount had been installed);
 fit a power cable – between 9 and 30 volts DC – linked directly to the battery (and not after the
vehicle’s ignition key, neither after a circuit breaker).
So as to be able to carry out the installation of these three accessories before arriving in Le Havre or in
Buenos Aires, you will have to order the necessary parts from TRIPY who will send them along with
detailed fitting instructions. These accessories must be paid for.
3) During Administrative Checks, Tripy will ask you to sign a document which entails Tripy to withdraw a
€1,000 deposit from your credit card for each electronic Road Book given out. Your deposit guarantees
the return of material when going back to Buenos Aires, in good working condition, and on time. This
deposit document can be downloaded for www.dakar.com website in order to give you the opportunity
to fill that form before Administrative Checks so as to avoid extra waiting time during Administrative
Checks.
4) In the case where you request a new Tripy electronic Road Book (following lose or problems with the
original one) a new deposit must be made directly to the supplier. In case of damage to equipment
hired, an invoice will be sent by TRIPY.
5) Electronic TRIPY Road Books must be returned to TRIPY at the end of the Rally at the Service Park in
Buenos Aires, on 17th January 2015. A receipt will be given in exchange. Failure to return the TRIPY
electronic Road Book at this time will result in the retaining of the deposit.
6) For all further information please contact:
TRIPY S.A.
Faubourg de Bruxelles, 320 – B6041 Gosselies – Belgique
Tel.: +32 (0)71 34 74 90 - Fax: +32 (0)71 34 73 99
[email protected]
3.7
E-TRACK – FOR SERVICE VEHICLE ONLY
1) The hire of the E-Track (or equivalent system) is possible for service vehicles, only from the supplier
Astirum.
2) The Etrack will be delivered at the Administrative Checks by Astrium.
The installation kit, including the mounting bracket, aerials and the cables, will be sent by courier on
receipt of your order form and payment.
The supplier will send you an information note on this equipment.
For all additional information please contact:
ASTRIUM – Rally Raid Department
114, Avenue d’Alfortville – 94600 CHOISY-LE-ROI
Tel.: +33(0)1 48 84 34 14 – Fax: +33(0) 1 48 52 53 54
[email protected]
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APPENDIX 4 – DAKAR BRANDS - TRADEMARKS
The Organiser reminds owning, on an exclusive basis, the exploitation of the nominative, figurative
and/or half-figurative “Dakar” brands.
The commercial exploitation by a third party, even if it is only by referencing, of the intangible attributes
of an event, can only be authorised by the written and express consent of the Organiser who grants the
use, upon conditions, to its sponsors.
The Riders will be able to use the composite logo « Dakar Competitor » under the restrictions described
on http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2015/fr/chercher-des-sponsors.html
APPENDIX 5 – MEDIA COVERAGE
1) In order to permit the widest possible dissemination and promotion of the DAKAR, any and all persons
taking part in the DAKAR for any reason (hereinafter collectively referred to as the Competitors)
acknowledge and agree that their participation in the competition grants to the organizers and assignees
the irrevocable right to reproduce and display, without any compensation whatsoever, their name,
likeness, voice, biography and history, and more generally, their sports performance in connection with
the DAKAR, as well as the trade name(s), trade mark(s), brand(s) of their Vehicle parts manufacturers,
constructors and sponsors, in any and all forms, on any media (whether now existing or hereafter
developed) and in any format, for all kinds of world-wide use, including advertising and/or commercial
use without any restrictions whatsoever except for those mentioned hereinafter, and for the entire
duration of the protection currently granted for such use by legal or statutory provisions, judicial and/or
arbitral decisions of all countries, as well as international conventions (present and future), including
eventual extensions that could be made to this duration.
However, when the Organiser authorises a third party to use pictures of the Event for advertising or
promotional purposes, the third party will not be allowed to use the name, voice, likeness, voice,
biography, history or sports performance of a Competitor or the trade name, trade mark of his sponsor,
Vehicle parts manufacturer or constructor, with a view to a direct or indirect association between the
Competitor, the trade name, the trade mark of his sponsor or Vehicle parts manufacturer, and the
product, service, trade name or trade mark of the said third party without the express consent of the
Competitor, sponsor or vehicle parts manufacturer.
2) Competitors and accompanying persons may not be allowed to film pictures of the DAKAR, whatever
the means used and the purpose for which they are intend to film, without the prior written consent of
the Organizer. In this connection, written requests must be sent at the latest by the 1st of December
preceding the start of the competition, to the following address:
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253, Quai de la Bataille de Stalingrad – F-92130 ISSY LES MOULINEAUX
Tel.: +33 (0)1 41 33 14 10 - [email protected]
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APPENDIX 6 – ONBOARD CAMERAS
TECHNICAL FILE
ONBOARD CAMERAS “RECORD” CAR
Product
Camera + cable
Camera mount
Recorder +
Tsumiki trigger
GPB Sequencer
Battery
GPB Sequencer
mount format
Recorder + trigger
mount format
Total
Qty
Total
Weight
(Kg)
1.200
0.900
0.600
Unit Size
L x w x h (mm)
3
3
1
Unit
Weight
(Kg)
0.400
0.300
0.400
60 x 40 x 30
130 x 95 x 35
12 x 0.2 x 3 = 7.2
1
1
1
1.720
0.820
-
1.720
0.820
-
250 x 200 x 90
140 x 100 x 70
250 x 200 x 90
12 x 0.6 = 7.2
-
1
-
-
140 x 100 x 45
-
5.240
Power requirements
(Volt x Amp = Watt)
12 x 0.8 = 9.6
12 x 2 .2 = 26.4
Summary “Car Record” :
3 cameras with their mounts, one mount integrating 1 GPB sequencer and another mount
integrating a recorder and a Tsumiki trigger
Total weight (approx.):
5.300 Kg
Power supply:
12 Volt / 3 Amp. / 36 Watt
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APPENDIX 7 - DAKAR SERVICE CENTER
Further to the values shared between the sponsors and the Dakar, one of the sponsors’ top priorities is
to accompany the Competitors in their adventure!
The Dakar Service Centre is an area located within the Bivouac where several Event sponsors offer a
technical or comfort service to Dakar Riders / Competitors during the Rally.
For this 2015 edition, sponsors will offer the following services (non-exhaustive list).
The December newsletter will give you details on the proposed services in the 2015 Dakar Service
Centre.

TOTAL
Dakar Official Sponsor, will offer help through the Elf Bike Trophy.
It will allow subscribed Riders to receive an endowment with lubricant products from the brand, advice
and comfort in each Bivouac.

MICHELIN
Dakar Official Provider, will offer Riders/Competitors a service of inflating and assembly of tyres.
This service is exclusively reserved for Car Competitors, Bike and Quad Riders (except Service) and will
only be carried out on tyres used for the next day’s Stage.
This service will be provided from 4.00pm to 11.00pm every day during the Rally.
Riders / Competitors will be able to leave their tyres Up to 2 hours after their arrival in the Bivouac,
Finish TC time as a proof.
No repairs will be effected on tyres.
Teams using stamped wheels will affect the screwing and unscrewing of the wheels.
It is imperative that you respect the service times, as well as the indications from the mounting crews.
The competitor must check that the tyres are properly inflated / installed. Under no circumstances will
Michelin be considered responsible in case of an incident.

KÄRCHER
Dakar Official Provider, will offer a cleaning service for vehicles.
This service will be provided for Riders/Competitors and service on several Bivouacs (which will be
announced later on). This service will be from 09.00am to 11.00pm.
Depending on the Machine / Vehicle category, cleaning maximum time are as follow:
- Bikes and Quads:
10min
- Cars:
15min
- Trucks:
25min
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SERVICE CREWS /
SERVICE VEHICLES
GENERAL
REGULATIONS
Warning:
In any case, the French version is the official version of the regulations.
The translations into English and Spanish are edited to make the preparation of
the Competitors easier; therefore, in the event of disputes over the translations
and interpretations, the French version is the only one to be considered and
applied.
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AI. SPORTING REGULATIONS – SERVICE CREWS / SERVICE VEHICLES
Foreword:
The Deputy Clerk of Course responsible for Service Vehicles, named by the Organisation Committee will
be in charge, with his team, of the Service Crews / Vehicles Regulations application and respect.
He will notably be able to apply penalties with regards to the noticed infringements, by any available
mean.
The fines will have to be paid to the Deputy Clerk of the Course responsible for Service, to his
subordinates, or to the Competitors’ Department, with a maximum time of 24 hours after being notified,
on pain of immobilisation of the incriminated vehicle(s).
He will be in permanent communication with the Clerk(s) of Course and the Organiser, he will
communicate the infringements in order to apply the appropriate sporting penalties of these Regulations
when necessary.
Terminology: refer to the 2015 Dakar Rally Supplementary Regulations.
Driver’s Licence: Every person accredited with assistance and who has to drive the vehicles detailed in
the following list must have a licence corresponding to the type of vehicle they have to drive.
ARTICLE A1 - ELIGIBLE SERVICE VEHICLES
The nature of the terrain, the weather risks, the dangerous nature of certain roads and tracks and the
crossing of the Andes demand regulation of the conditions of entry for Service category Vehicles.
1) SERVICE VEHICLES
a) 4X4 Light Vehicle category (licence B)
4x4 Production Vehicles petrol or diesel without any special preparation, for a maximum capacity
of 9 people, within the limitation of the vehicle registration papers.
4x4 equipped Vehicles equipped for the track: equipped with rollbars, bucket-seat and harness.
Only these 4x4 equipped Vehicles will be allowed to go to the Selective Section in case of
exceptional circumstances and upon the Organiser’s approval.
Series 4x4 utility vehicles



Light 4x4 Vehicles which embark on the Organiser’s boat(s), will not, in any case, be
over 2.00 meters high (including the roof track), on pain of having to pay the fee for the
4x4 Service Vehicle car more than 2m high
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ARE FORBIDDEN:
 2-wheel drive vehicles
b) Service Trucks

T5 category: Cross-country standard trucks over 3.5 tons, in accordance with T4 truck
regulations, even if they do not benefit from the FIA homologation.
Only these vehicles will be allowed to have access to the Selective track after receiving the
Organizer’s approval.

T5.1 category: standard load-bearing trucks (“construction” type) in 6x4 or 8x4 versions. The
maximum authorized load weight is respectively 26 and 32 tons.
Caution, models with only one driven axle will not be authorized (4x2, 6x2, 8x2). T5.1 trucks length
must comply with the European code, therefore, the maximum length authorized is 12 meters.
These vehicles will not, in any case, be over 4.00 meters high (including the roof track). Caution: the
high limit is 4.00 meters in Argentina and Chile with regards to bridges, electrical lines, etc.
Trucks which length is between 9 and 11 meters will have to pay a €1,200 additional fee, these which
length is between 11 and 13 meters will have to pay a €1,700 additional fee. Over 13 meters, please
contact the Organizer.
T5
T5.1 6x4
T5.1 8x4
2 wheel-drive
ARE FORBIDDEN:
 2-wheel drive vehicles
2) COMFORT VEHICLES
a) Camping-cars, equipped bus and 4x2 equipped trucks as “living space”
General Rules:
1 – The Vehicles shall remain in their designated ‘living space’ configuration and under no circumstances
be used for transporting parts.
2 – The Organiser cannot be held responsible if these vehicle types are unable to access some of the
Bivouacs.
3 – This type of vehicle shall not park in the prepared roads inside the Bivouacs. Under pain of a 500€penalty per infringement. Any repeated offence will incur a penalty up to and including Disqualification.
4 – For these three types of vehicles, it is better to submit an application file to the Sporting Department
of the Organiser, along with external and internal pictures (visible license plate) and photocopy of the
registration certificate. All entries must be done before 31st August 2014. After that date, no application
will be considered.
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 Camping-cars and equipped bus
Standard camping-cars, smaller than 8.5 meters lengthwise (example: Sailer 669, Ford Transit,
Mercedes Rapido, Hymer, Autostar, etc.) may be accepted, even with 2 wheel-drive.
The caravans are forbidden.

Equipped Bus:
It will not, in any case, embark on board of the ferry(ies) put in place by the Organizer, departing from
France and returning from Argentina.

4x2 trucks equipped as living space (max. length 9.5m)
The conditions will accept:
2 T5 trucks that are already registered under the same name of the team
It is strictly forbidden for a Competitor to park or to ask someone to park his camping-car(s), equipped
bus or assimilated, not accredited by the Organizer, within a 2km minimum radius around the Bivouacs.
Only accredited vehicles will be allowed within that area, on pain of a €1000 penalty for infringement.
Any repeated offence may lead to penalties going up to and including Disqualification.
ARE FORBIDDEN:
Caravans
Camping-cars longer than 8.50m
2-wheel drive trucks transporting mechanical parts even partially.
b) Platform trailers
For logistical restrictions, particularly linked to the decks filling capacities (with different highs) of the
ferry departing from Europe and returning from Argentina, the Organiser had to apply very strict
measures:
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They will be subject to the submission of an application file with pictures sent to the Organiser
Sporting Department. All registration for trailers will have to be done before 31st August 2014.
After this date, no application will be taken into account.
Platform trailers for Cars and Bikes / Quads: Their maximum dimensions will not exceed H: 1m,
L: 6m, l: 2.5m. Those loaded on the Organiser’s boat departing form Le Havre will have to be
unloaded of any vehicle and materials and will be dissociated from the vehicle towing them.

Platform trailers for Trucks: Their maximum dimensions will not exceed H: 1m, L: 9m, l: 2.5m.
Double hinge trailers (Dolby), double axle and/or double floor are forbidden. The truck
trailers loaded on the Organizer’s boat will be allowed to be hooked to the vehicle towing
them, and will also be allowed to bear another truck (service truck or race).
ARE FORBIDDEN:
Trailer trucks and tank loader ;
Closed, articulated and double-floor trailers;
Covered structures.
c) Semi-trailers
Semi-trailers can be accepted upon certain conditions after submitting an application file and upon
approval of the Organiser Sporting Department before before August 31st, 2014.
This type of vehicle will follow the Rally through the Service Vehicle itinerary and will not have access to
the Bivouac.
3) Both during the Event Administrative Checks and embarkation, the Organiser reserves the right to
refuse any vehicle not being adapted or not corresponding to the declared one.
After going through Scrutineering in Buenos Aires, it will not be possible to change vehicle.
4) Whenever a service vehicle transports a bike, quad or car, the Rider or the Competitor must inform
the Organisation about this upon embarkation at the port for the initial and return trips. Any failure to
comply with this shall have a penalty of €500.
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ARTICLE A2 – SERVICE CREWS
1) Admissible, upon invitation, all persons over 18 years of age.
2) Service Crews may be composed of:

4x4 Light Vehicles (licence B): 1 to 9 persons, depending on the type of Vehicle entered within
the registration document’s limits.

T5 Category: 1 to 5 persons, if the type approval of the truck allows for 5 people and if this is
stated on the driving documents (4 doors for use of 5 people).

T5.1 Category: 1 person as standard, following the type approval of the truck.

Camping car, mobile home and equipped bus: 1 to 3 people, in the respect of the registration
documents.

People carrier: the maximum number of people may not exceed 9.
Only the accredited people can travel in the Service vehicles. For all request for extra passengers, a
formal request must be made to the Organisers who may, according to conditions, accept or refuse an
additional person.
3) FIA licences are not necessary for Service Crews.
In the truck category, it is authorised to have only one holder of the heavy goods’ driving licence on
board.
4) No changes to Service Crew members will be allowed once Scrutineering has been passed, under pain
of a €500 fine, per infringement, per Service Crew; except for those persons entered as Team Managers
Dakar, or if authorised, exceptionally by the Organiser.
5) If a Service Crew member leaves his Vehicle due to force majeure, the vehicle may continue
providing the Organisers are informed. In no case can the Crew member be replaced.
During the Event, under exceptional circumstances and following authorisation from the Organisers, a
person may continue alone aboard his vehicle.
6) All infractions will incur the Disqualification of the Service Vehicle.
ARTICLE A3 - BRIEFING
A general Briefing (race and Service Crews) will be held in Tecnópolis in Buenos Aires, on 2nd January,
2014 at 7.00pm.
The presence of at least one member of each Service Crew is compulsory, on pain of a penalty of €500.
ARTICLE A4 – SERVICE CREWS / VEHICLES ENTRY
Conforming to the current Supplementary Regulations: Article 14P and Appendix 1.
All “Service” entries must be attached to a Rider / Competitor in the race to be accepted.
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ARTICLE A5 – SERVICE CREWS / VEHCLES IDENTIFICATION
1) An electronic chip (“RFID” type) will be fixed on every Service Vehicle. It will be checked at every
Bivouac entry and exit; the Crew members’ chips will also be checked.
2) An identification bracelet, equipped with a “RFID” type electronic chip will be attributed to every
Service Crew, during Administrative Checks in Buenos Aires. This bracelet is individual and cannot be
exchanged and/or given at any given time. It will notably be used to access the Bivouac and the catering
area and might be controlled at any given time.
The Race Control emergency number (the number will be announced by a Bulletin) is written on this
bracelet, which must be wore at all times.
In the case of loss or damage, the participants will have to ask for a new one to the Competitor
Department in exchange of the damaged one.
ARTICLE A6 – SERVICE VEHICLES ATTRIBUTION OF
NUMBERS AND STARTING ORDER
A6.1
ATTRIBUTION OF NUMBERS
Numbers will be attributed at the discretion of the Organising Committee.
A6.2
STARTING ORDER
During the Rally, starts will be free, except on some Stages where start times will be imposed and
written on the time schedule handed out to the participants at the Administrative Checks in Buenos
Aires.
In some cases, outlined during the Briefing, the starts will be organised through the race number, a
Time Card will be handed out to each Service Crew. Any Service Crew who does not respect this
procedure will be penalised by a 2-hour immobilisation of the Vehicle at the Bivouac entry.
ARTICLE A7 – CLOCKING-IN / TRIPY
A7.1
GENERAL
Service Vehicles will be allowed to leave the race the day before the last Stage so as to arrive to Buenos
Aires in advance. This authorisation will be given by the Deputy Clerk of Course responsible for the
Service Vehicles, upon request.
A7.2
TRIPY
1) All Service Vehicles will be equipped with a Tripy system combining an automatic Road Book and GPS.
The hire is included in the vehicle entry fee, except for vehicles passing from the race to Service, which
must pay a hire fee to the Organiser’s supplier (Tripy), depending on the supplier’s availability.
2) Checking procedure
Each evening, on arriving at the Bivouac, the information stored in the GPS will be transmitted by radio
to a technician’s computer. If irregularities are noted (Waypoint, speed, etc.) the person carrying out the
checks will ask the Service Crew to sign a form and ‘on the spot’ penalties will be given.
3) Throughout the duration of the Rally, The Service Crews are responsible for the correct functioning of
their GPS Tripy. The Tripy(s) must be switched on and connected permanently throughout the entire
Stage.
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4) All actions caused by Service Crews (loss, destruction, switching off, etc.) making it impossible to
read the GPS and/or all attempts at fraud or manipulation noted will result in the following penalties:
 1st infringement:
fine of €300,
 2nd infringement:
fine of €500,
rd
 3 infringement:
Immobilisation of the Service Vehicle and sealing of all its opening
until start of the Bivouac TC of the 1 st race truck for a Service car or of the last race truck for a
Service truck during the next Stage.
 4th infringement:
Disqualification.
5) In the case where either the speed or route are contested, the Service Crew must pay the amount of
the fine as a guarantee to the Deputy Clerk of Course responsible for Service Vehicles, before their Tripy
is downloaded at the Safety Centre by a technician. If the checks prove negative the amount paid will be
returned to the Service Crew.
ARTICLE A8 – SERVICE VEHICLES ROAD BOOK & ITINERARY
A8.1
ROAD BOOK
In addition to the Road Book integrated into the Tripy, Service Crews will receive a paper Road Book
during Administrative Checks in Buenos Aires.
A8.2
ITINERARY
1) The following of the itinerary, as described in the Road Book is compulsory. Vehicles must follow the
entirety of each Stage on pain of Disqualification. They may not avoid a Stage and then return to the
race, unless they make a specific request to the Deputy Clerk of Course responsible for Service Vehicles.
2) Failure to respect the itinerary will incur the following penalties:
 1st infringement:
fine of €300,
 2nd infringement:
fine of €500,
 3rd infringement:
Immobilisation of the Service Vehicle and sealing of all its opening
until start of the Bivouac TC of the 1 st race truck for a Service car or of the last race truck for a
Service truck during the next Stage.
 4th infringement:
Disqualification.
ARTICLE A9 – SERVICE CREWS’ CODE
A9.1
GENERAL BEHAVIOUR
1) Vehicles and persons registered in the Service category are obliged to behave respectfully on the road
and towards:
 the authorities and population of the countries crossed;
 the other Riders/Competitors;
 the members of the Organisation.
2) All incivility noted will result in a penalty of €500
Any repeated infringement will be judged by the Deputy Clerk of Course responsible for Service Vehicles
and will lead to penalties up to and including Disqualification.
3) It is forbidden to leave wheels and/or punctured or damaged tyres on the itinerary. Any Service Crew
caught disobeying this rule will be penalised €1,000 per tyre or wheel. Repeat offending will result in
penalties up to and including Disqualification.
A9.2
ACCIDENT
Any Service Crew involved in an accident which results in physical harm or not will be subject to an
investigation by the College of Sporting Stewards. Depending on the circumstances, penalties up to and
including Disqualification may apply.
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A9.3
MANDATORY STEPS WITH REGARDS TO CUSTOMS FORMALITIES
1) PACKING LIST
 The Packing List is defined as the mandatory and official administrative document of the
temporary importation of each Vehicle, whatever category it is registered in, race and Service. It
is mandatory for each Rider / Competitor, whatever is nationality and the origin country of the
Service Vehicle”.

The Packing List will be filled by the Rider / Competitor with the best of care and will include:
The vehicle references;
A detailed list of all the good and materials transported as well as their commercial value;
Any other kind of light vehicle onboard the vehicle (bicycle, bike, quad, scooter, etc.).

The transported goods must imperatively stay identical from the departure from Europe and/or
the arrival in Argentina, to the last border crossing AFTER the Event and conform to the Packing
List.

The Rider / Competitor must permanently keep this document with him; the Rider / Competitor
must give a copy to the Rally customs declarant as well as to the Organiser during Administrative
Checks, and/or at the embarkation in Le Havre;

No border can be crossed without this document.
2) BORDERS’ CROSSING
At each border, every race and Service vehicle must, on top of the checks organised by the national
customs, present itself to the checks set up by the custom declarant.
3) TRANSPORTATION OF SPARE PARTS AND VEHICLES WHICH HAVE WITHDRAWN

In order to comply with customs requirements, and to ensure there are no problems in crossing
borders, or when embarking: all borders must be crossed with the same spare parts in the
Vehicle as declared at the outset, and detailed in the mandatory Packing List of each Vehicle. It is
therefore strictly forbidden to sell or transfer any items being transported;

In case of the transportation of a vehicle having withdrawn (Car, Bike, Quad) inside the Service
Vehicle, it will be COMPULSORY to advise the customs declarant and the Competitors Department
so as to regulate the situation with the customs authorities.

In addition to the risks incurred locally by failure to comply with the rules in force (fines,
impoundment of Vehicle/passengers, etc.), any Service Crew found to have breached this rule
will be fined €500 per item (e.g.: one tyre = €500). Any subsequent offence may incur penalties,
including Disqualification.
4) STEPS TO FOLLOW WHEN WITHDRAWING
In case of a Service Vehicle’s withdrawal, its Service Crew will ABSOLUTELY have to, on top of complying
with the Article A15.2 requirements of the Service Regulations, tell as soon as possible the customs
declarant as well as the Competitors Department about the vehicle state, its position and the steps taken
to transport the vehicle back to: Argentina embarkation port when returning on 18 th January 2015 at
08.00am at the latest to embark in direction of Le Havre, either to the vehicle’s origin country if it has
not embarked in Le Havre on the Organiser’s ferry.
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5) SALE / TRANSFER OF VEHICLE

If a Service Crew, a Team Manager Dakar, the owner of the Vehicle or a Rider / Competitor
withdraws or at the end of the Rally, it is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to transfer or to sell its vehicle in
any of the countries crossed, knowing that the vehicle is under the temporary importation
regulations and is linked to its Packing List.

In addition to the risks incurred locally by failure to comply with the rule in force (fines,
impoundment of vehicle / passengers, etc.), any Service Crew found to have breached this rule
will not be permitted to enter the Dakar Rally for 5 years.
6) LOSS OF VEHICLES (COMPLETE OR PARTIAL DESTRUCTION)

If a vehicle is damaged (accident, fire, destruction, etc.), the Rider / Competitor must make a
statement to the police or customs. This statement must contain the facts of what happened, the
registration number, the race number, and the contact details of the people involved, etc. A copy
of this statement must be provided to the Competitors Department and to the customs declarant.

The vehicle must be returned immediately to the Argentina embarkation port when returning and
at the latest on 18th January 2015, where the local authorities will decide, depending on the state
of the vehicle, whether it should be re-exported, destroyed, or whether cancellation of its
temporary import is justified. Any additional repatriation costs must be paid by the
Rider/Competitor.

In addition to the risks incurred locally by failure to comply with the rules in force (fines,
impoundment of vehicle/passengers, etc.), any Service Crew found to have breached this rule will
be fined €1,500. In the case of damaged vehicles that came on the road, the Riders /
Competitors must approach the Organisers to find out what to do.
7) CROSSING ARGENTINA / CHILE BORDER
a) For health reasons, it is strictly forbidden to take the following items from Argentina to Chile
and from Chile to Argentina (SAG, act n°18755 1989, modified in 1994, act n°19283 – SENASA
resolution n°295 in 1999 and resolution n°816 in 2002). Vehicles will be searched prior to crossing the
border.
b) Prohibited products:
 Fruit, vegetables, herbs, plants, tubers, bulbs, grains, hay, twigs, soil, cut flowers, handicrafts,
wood and other vegetable products, pesticides and fertilisers;
 Animals, birds, bees, honey, cheese, milk, meat and dairy or meat products, embryos, seeds,
veterinary medicines (vaccines, diagnostic kits, antibiotics, medicated shampoo, etc) or any other
animal products or any animal food;
 Protected flora and fauna and/or by-products derived from species under threat of extinction,
including threatened species of flora and fauna under the Convention on International Trade in
Endangered Species (CITES).
c) In addition to the risks incurred locally by failure to comply with the rule in force (fines,
impoundment of vehicle/passengers, etc.), any Service Crew found to have breached this rule will
receive a fine going from €500 up to and including Disqualification.
ARTICLE A10 - TRAFFIC - SPEED
1) Throughout the entire Event, the Service Crews must strictly observe the traffic laws of the countries
crossed and especially respect local speed limits when they are less than the maximum speed allowed.
2) It is for Service Crews to adapt their speed to population and traffic. Radar controls may be carried
out on the itinerary by the Organisation and the local police.
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3) All vehicles not respecting the Highway Code of the countries crossed, driven at excessive speed or
behaving in a dangerous manner and which are subject to a police or Rally’s Judges of Fact report risk
penalties up to Disqualification.
A10.1
SPEED – SPEED CONTROL ZONES
1) There will be some Speed Control Zones on the itinerary, in villages, on roads or tracks, etc. They will
be indicated on the Road Book and controlled by the Tripy. When driving through these zones, Service
Vehicles will have to respect the speed mentioned on the Road Book.
2) Over speeding will be displayed on the Tripy screen as cumulative distances of over speeding
depending on different slots.
All over speeding equal or over 1kph and under or equal to 20 kph will lead to the following penalties:
 For any over speeding cumulative distance inferior to 500 m:
 €200 fine,
 For any over speeding cumulative distance between 500 m and 1,000 m
 Sealing of the vehicle at the Bivouac + €400 fine;
 For any over speeding cumulative distance over 1,000 m:
 Disqualification of the vehicle and its Service Crews.
All over speeding superior to 20 kph will lead to the following penalties:
 For any over speeding cumulative distance inferior to 500 m:
 Sealing of the vehicle until TC at the End of Stage of the next Bivouac + €400;
 For any over speeding cumulative distance superior to 500 m:
 Disqualification.
A10.2
MAXIMUM SPEED
1) In Argentina and Chile, the maximum speed allowed is limited to 90 kph
This speed will be checked by the Tripy GPS. If the speed is exceeded a
screen, accompanied by a noise warning.
The GPS will be checked at the finish of the Stage, the information being
radio signal. In the case of an infraction, a controller will note the infraction
member of the Service Crew counter signs the note.
for trucks, 110 kph for cars;.
sign will appear on the GPS
automatically transmitted by
and request that a
2) Penalties
If the speed limit is exceeded an pulse signal will be recorded by the GPS.
All excess speed will result in the following penalties:
 From 1 to 20 kph over the speed limit:
If the cumulative distance is less than 1,000 m:
 €200 fine;
If the cumulative distance is between 1,000 and 2,000 m:
 €400 fine;
If the cumulative distance is over 2,000 m:
 €600 fine.
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If the cumulative distance is less than 1,000 m:
 €600 fine;
If the cumulative distance is between 1,000 and 2,000 m:
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If the cumulative distance is over 2,000 m:


Sealing of the Vehicle until TC at the End of Stage of the next
Bivouac + €1,200.
More than 41 kph over the speed limit:
If the cumulative distance is less than 500 m:
 €1,600 fine;
If the cumulative distance is over 500 m:

Sealing of the Vehicle until TC at the End of Stage of the next
Bivouac + €2,000 fine.
Fines must be paid within 48 hours on pain of the Vehicle being immobilised at the Bivouac.
Speed controls will be punctually done upon entry and inside the Bivouac.
ARTICLE A11 - SERVICE
A11.1
GENERAL
1) See Article 31P of the Supplementary Regulations.
2) It is forbidden for Service Vehicles to intervene on the day’s Selective Section, on pain of
Disqualification of the assisted Vehicle. However they can intervene on Road Sections, only on sections
of the itinerary shared with Vehicles.
Service Vehicles and Service Crews entered in the service category are not allowed to go on to the route
of the Selective Section, except after the closure of the finish Time Control and after having informed the
Organiser.
3) Service Vehicles and Service Crews entered in the service category are not allowed to go on Public
Zones, except if the latest feature on the Service Road Book.
4) For safety reasons, no Service Vehicle is authorised to go to the track to get a Race Vehicle without
having informed the Organiser (PCO) or the Competitors’ Department.
To carry this mission, the Service Vehicle must IMPERATIVELY be equipped with an E-TRACK given by
the Organiser (PCO or Competitors’ Department) on pain of Disqualification of the Race and Service
Vehicles concerned.
The material needs to be returned (PCO or Competitors’ Department) as soon as the Service Vehicle is
back to the Bivouac. In case of damage and/or loss of the material, the Competitor’s deposit will be
cashed by the supplier.
5) Signposting of any kind is forbidden throughout the entire route.
6) For safety reasons, Service Vehicles are not allowed to transport fuel (tolerance of 20 litres). All
refuelling (of petrol) of a Rider / Competitor by a service vehicle is forbidden, on pain of Disqualification
of the assisted Rider / Competitor.
The filling of fuel tanks of T1 or T2 diesel vehicles from a T5 truck may only be carried out in the Bivouac
and only if the fuel tank of the T5 is situated outside the cargo and under the vehicle.
7) All infractions of the Service Crews / Service vehicles Regulations will result in penalties up to
Disqualification of the service vehicle and the race Vehicles concerned.
A11.2
PENALTIES FOR FORBIDDEN SERVICE
1) A team put in place by the Organiser on the itinerary and at the Bivouac will be dedicated to checking
all forms of forbidden service and will be authorised to apply the following penalties.
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2) Service carried out by a non-accredited Service Vehicle or Service Crews will lead to the following
penalties:
 1st infringement:
obligation for service vehicles and/or the service crews concerned to be
accredited with the Organiser or to leave the itinerary of the Rally + a 3-hour penalty for the
concerned Machine / Vehicle, 6 hours on a Selective Section;
 Repeated offense: Disqualification of the assisted race Machine / Vehicle.
3) Carrying out service on a Selective Section (service vehicle and/or Service Crews registered in the
service category) will lead to penalties from 6 hours to Disqualification. All repeated offences will result
in Disqualification.
4) Any presence of a Service Vehicle / Service Crews on a Road Section, at Start or Finish of a Selective
Section when they do not feature on the Cervice Road Book, will lead to penalties from 3 hours to
Disqualification. All repeated offences will result in Disqualification.
5) Any transport of parts or service by a vehicle not accredited, the dropping or parachuting of spare
parts will lead to penalties from 6 hours to Disqualification. All repeated offences will result in
Disqualification.
6) Carrying out service outside the Bivouac or in an enclosed place (inside or outside the Bivouac), will
lead to penalties from 6 hours to Disqualification. A tent is not considered as an enclosed place. All
repeated offences will result in Disqualification.
7) Signposting or the transmission of information by any means, will be penalised by a 3-hour penalty +
a €500 fine per infringement, for the concerned race Machine / Vehicle. It is reminded that any kind of
signposting is prohibited over the entire route. (Article 11.1.5)
8) The presence of any means of transport (car, bike, quad, truck, aircraft, helicopter, etc.) following the
Rally route the same day or a number of days prior, as well as the prolonged flying over of any means of
transport, with official means or not, carry aboard a person having any link whatsoever with Machines /
Vehicles still in the race will lead to the immediate Disqualification of all the participants having a link
with one of these means.
9) All airborne Service not controlled by the Organiser will lead to penalties from 6 hours to
Disqualification. All repeated offences will result in Disqualification.
Airborne Service is considered as any presence on a Stage of an aircraft having aboard any person with
any link whatsoever with a race Machine / Vehicle and any transport of Service materials (tools,
generators, lights, compressors, etc.) in private planes or planes chartered by the Organiser.
ARTICLE A12 - INSURANCE
See Article 33P of the Supplementary Regulations + Appendix 2.
It is essential for you to read this Article (28P1, 28P2, 28P3) so as to know the cover and guarantees
included.
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ARTICLE A13 - ADVERTISING
1) The Organisers shall supply each Crew with a set of identification plates comprising: 2 “Rally” plates
and 3 panels bearing the race numbers which are called number plates.
2) Throughout the duration of the Event, the plates must be affixed according to the present
Regulations.
In no case may they cover, even partially, the vehicle's licence plates.
3) The number plates (dimensions still being studying on) must be affixed to the right and left sides of
the vehicle, on the area situated between the wheel arches, provided that they are totally visible from
the side, as well as on the roof of the vehicle, legible from the back.
They bear the race number, the name of the Event and possibly the name of the Organisers’ main
sponsor. 26 cm x 50 cm are for compulsory Organiser’s advertising.
4) 2 “Rally” plates must be positioned legibly in a visible position during the whole Event. They must be
fixed at the front and the rear of the Vehicle, parallel the axis of the wheels, without covering, even
partially, the vehicle’s license plates and, except for the manufacturer’s acronym, the plate must be the
first inscription legible from the front above the line of the headlamps.
They incorporate the Competitor's race number in figures of 4 cm high and with a stroke thickness of
1 cm.
5) At any time during the Event, the absence or faulty positioning of a plate may incur, on certification, a
cash penalty equivalent to 10% of the entry fees (Vehicle and Crew fee), on condition that the
Organisers provide these plates. The absence or faulty positioning of 2 or more plates at the same time
may result in a cash penalty equivalent to 20% of the entry fee (Vehicle and Crew fee).
6) The names of the first driver and his co-driver(s), plus their national flags (nationality of the licence),
of a height of 30 - 50 mm, must appear on both sides of the front wings or front doors of the vehicle.
Any vehicle failing to comply with this rule may be subject to a cash penalty, on certification, equivalent
to 10% of the entry fee (Vehicle and Crew fee).
7) An identity bracelet, on which will be printed the phone number of the PCO (the number will be
announced by a Bulletin) will allow the identification of Service Crews. Service Crews and Riders /
Competitors bracelets will be differentiated. Failure to wear this bracelet, noticed by an Official, will
result in a penalty of 10% of the entry fee (individual fee). In the case where the bracelet becomes
damaged the person must request a replacement from the Competitors’ Department, in exchange for
the damaged item.
8) Service Crews are allowed to affix any kind of advertising to their Vehicles, provided that:
a) it is authorised by the FIA Regulations and the legislation of the countries crossed,
b) it is not likely to give offence,
c) it does not encroach upon the spaces defined below reserved for Rally plates, number plates
and windscreen strips,
d) it does not interfere with the Crew's vision through the windows,
e) it does not express either a religious and/or political opinion.
9) The places reserved for the Organisers for collective advertising which may not be bought are
situated on:
a) the number plates where the Organisers’ advertising must be affixed on a strip measuring
26 cm x 50 cm, which may be divided above and/or below the numbers,
b) one set of “Rally” plates, of which 9 cm x 43 cm is reserved for the Organisers' advertising,
c) two strips to be affixed on each side of the upper part of the windscreen, 10 cm high by 25
cm long.
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10) The Organisers' optional advertising will appear on two 50 cm wide x 52 cm high plates which
cannot be subdivided, to be affixed on the right and left sides of the Vehicle, on the area situated
between the wheel arches provided that they are totally visible from the side.
11) The Service Crews must ensure that the advertising is properly affixed throughout the entire Event
from the moment they leave Scrutineering. If compulsory or optional advertising is absent or wrongly
fixed, a penalty of 10% of the entry fee (Vehicle and Crew fee) will be incurred for the first offence, and
100% of the entry fee for each repeated offence.
12) It is the Competitor’s responsibility to ensure the adequate mounts, in order to conform with the
here above mentioned rules; any kind of modification of the sticker is prohibited (cut, etc.).
ARTICLE A14 –SERVICE CREWS’ ADMINISTRATIVE
CHECKS AND SCRUTINEERING
The act of presenting a Vehicle for Administrative Checks and Scrutineering is considered as an implicit
declaration of its compliance.
The start will be refused to all Service Crews which present themselves at Administrative Checks and/or
Scrutineering after the time limits laid down in the Regulations, except in the case of force majeure, duly
recognised as such by the Sporting Stewards.
A14.1
ADMINISTRATIVE CHECKS
1) The Administrative Checks will take place on 1st, 2nd and 3rd January 2015, in Buenos Aires
(Argentina).
2) The presence of all Service Crews members is compulsory at Administrative Checks.
The person responsible for a Service Vehicle undertakes to present valid papers. If one of the necessary
documents is missing the vehicle will not be accepted.
At Administrative Checks each Service Crew must present the following original valid documents.
No photocopies or declarations of loss will be accepted.
The Service Crews of Service Vehicles presented directly in Buenos Aires must pass Administrative
Checks before Scrutineering, otherwise the stickers serving to identify the vehicle will not be issued and
the checks will not be validated.
3) Service Crews will receive a convocation stating the day and exact time at which they must present
their Service Vehicle.
This convocation must be respected. It is the time for Time Control (TC) marking for the entrance to the
Park leading to Checks.
THE CREW MUST APPEAR WITH THEIR VEHICLE
After having placed the machine in the stand-by park, Crews have 15 minutes to appear for
Administrative Checks.
Failure to respect the convocation times will incur a penalty of:
 €50 for the 1st hour late,
 €100 for the following hours.
4) Documents to be presented by Drivers and Co-drivers of Service Vehicles:
 national driving licence: for the truck service category, only one heavy load license is authorised;
for the other vehicles’ types, the document must be adapted to the entered vehicle;
 valid passport (valid until 30/06/2015),
 visas;
 vaccinations: no vaccination is compulsory. Recommended: diphtheria, tetanus, polio, meningitis
(A & C), viral hepatitis A & B, tetanus, polio, typhoid, etc.
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5) Documents to be presented for Service Vehicles:
 valid log book or registration certificate (provisional registrations not acceptable, W or WW or the
equivalent for foreign countries);
 insurance certificate (green card);
 permission of the owner to use the vehicle when this on is not part of the Crew;
 complete Packing List of the vehicle and its material (See Article 9.3.1 of the Service
Regulations).
A14.2
SCRUTINEERING
1) Service Vehicles leaving from Europe will pass Scrutineering in Le Havre on 21st and 22nd November
2014. The presence of the Service Crews is not compulsory, Service Vehicles may be passed through
Scrutineering by a representative of the Team / Service Crews.
Service Vehicles presented directly in Buenos Aires will pass Scrutineering at the Service Park, on 1st, 2nd
and 3rd January 2015, at the end of Administrative Checks.
2) Service Crews will receive a convocation stating the day and exact time at which they must present
their vehicle.
Failure to respect the convocation times will incur a penalty of:
 €50 for the 1st hour late,
 €100 for the following hours.
3) Service Crews undertake to present a service vehicle conforming to the entry form, on pain of being
refused the embarkation.
4) Scrutineering will consist of:
 checks on the conformity of the vehicle and safety equipment;
 the placing of stickers conforming with Article 16P of the present Regulations ;
 checks on the functioning of the Tripy connections.
5) Service Vehicles which leave from Europe on the ferry set up by the Organiser must be presented at
Le Havre for embarkation with the Tripy mounts, cables and antenna in place ready to receive the
system, on pain of being refused embarkation.
Service Vehicles presented directly in Buenos Aires, must be presented at Scrutineering with the Tripy
mounts, cables and antenna in place ready to receive the system. Failure to comply will result in a
penalty of €150.
6) Service Vehicles must be presented at Scrutineering ready to start and safety equipment listed at
Article 15.1 of the Service Crews / Service Vehicles Regulations should be presented to the Marshals in
charge of the controls.
7) All Service Vehicles which appear not to conform with given information, or are not adapted to Rally
norms, during Scrutineering may be refused embarkation or start (on decision of the Organising
Committee).
In the last case, the entry fees will remain the property of the Organiser.
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ARTICLE A15 – SERVICE CREWS’ SAFETY
A15.1
SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT
1) For safety reasons, all vehicles must carry aboard the following material:
 1 torch,
 1 general map of South America (Berlitz type : Chile, Argentina) or the Road Safety map (given
at the Administrative Checks),
 1 first aid kit,
 1 seat belt cutter per person,
 1 safety triangle,
 1 yellow fluorescent jacket per person registered in the Service Vehicle,
 1 Tripy (included in the entry fee).
2) All Service Crews unable to present all the above equipment at the start of a Stage will be refused a
start until compliance has been achieved. On the spot checks will be carried out.
Unexpected controls will be done; in case of non-conformity, the vehicle will be sealed and immobilised
until it complies with rules again. Disqualification in the case of a repeated offence.
A15.2
WITHDRAWAL
1) IMPORTANT: As soon as the Service Crew decides to retire, they must let the Race Control know
about their intentions regarding their way back (for themselves and his material):
 if they get back to the Bivouac, present themselves to the Competitors’ Department;
 if they do not get back to the Bivouac, call the Race Control.
In the case of withdrawal, it is imperative that Service Crews of the Service Vehicle inform, by all
possible means, and as quickly as possible, the Race Control on (PCO) (the number will be announced
by Bulletin).
Failure to respect this important safety clause will result in the refusal of all future applications to take
part in any Cross-Country Rally organised by the Organiser.
The Service Crew will also have to conform itself to Article 9.3.3 of the Service Crews / vehicles
Regulations.
2) In addition, failure to respect the obligation to inform the Organiser in the case of withdrawal, where
search operations are carried out, will result in the Crew in question being liable for the financial costs of
search operations.
3) Service Crew that have withdrawn may in no circumstances be transported by the Organiser for part
or all of the route.
A15.3
SEAT BELT - HARNESS
1) The wearing of a safety belt or harness is compulsory over the entire itinerary.
2) Failure to wear the safety belt or harness will incur the following penalties:
 1st infringement:
fines of €300 per infringement, per Crew member;
 2nd infringement:
sealing of the vehicle until the TC at the End of Stage of the next Bivouac,
 3rd infraction:
Disqualification.
Checks will be made on the itinerary by the Organiser’ safety and prevention team and will be forwarded
to the Deputy of Clerk of Course responsible for Service Vehicles.
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ARTICLE A16 – ACCESSORIES AND NAVIGATION
A16.1
SATELLITE TELEPHONES
Carrying a satellite telephone is optional, but highly recommended in order to be able to communicate
with the racing Riders / Competitors in the case of an accident or of a breakdown. The Organiser cannot
be held responsible for the transmission of information between a racing Machine / Vehicle and its
Service Crews / Vehicles.
A16.2
RADIOS
1) For safety reasons, Service Vehicles will be allowed to be fitted with VHF radio receivers / transmitters
homologated by the Organiser and supplied by its supplier only. They will use a sole frequency, all
modifications are forbidden. The conditions concerning the receiving and installation of the equipment
will be sent by the relevant supplier.
2) All UHF - CB transmitters and/or receivers and all other means of communication are forbidden
throughout the entire Rally itinerary aboard vehicles.
3) AM/FM radio receivers must be commercially available models and not modified. The wave length of
FM receivers is limited to 88 – 108 Mhz. Spot checks will be made. All infractions will result in penalties
up to and including Disqualification.
4) Only Walkie-Talkies operating on one single frequency, used within the confines of the Bivouac are
admissible. If they are not supplied by the Organisers’ radio supplier (Astrium), authorisation must be
demanded from the authorities of the countries crossed and the frequencies used must be given to the
Organisers.
A16.3
SATELLITE LINKS
All satellite links or other links between a race Machine / Vehicle and an exterior base or another vehicle,
is forbidden.
The use of a BGAN or RBGAN station (+ associate antenna) will be authorised exclusively in the Bivouac.
A16.4
NAVIGATION
1) The use of an additional GPS not provided by the Organisers’ supplier is authorised.
2) To ensure the respect of the Official Itinerary of the Road Book and to check speeds, the installation
of the Tripy in a place visible by the driver is strongly recommended.
The nature of the terrain and the grounds, weather risks, certain roads ad tracks risks and the Andes’
crossings, requires a regulation of the vehicles admitted in the service category.
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Service vehicle in «living
space» configuration
transporting parts
A1.1.b
Parking of a not accredited
camping-car or mobilehome within a 2-km radius
from the Bivouacs
- 1st offence
--------------- €1000
- Repeated
--------------- ------------- --------------Change of Service Crew’s
member
A2.4
€500
- Per infringement and per
Service Crew member
Absence at Briefing of at
least one Crew member
Start outside fixed
schedule
Tripy: all incident or fraud
attempt by Service Crew:
- 1st offence:
- 2nd offence:
- 3rd offence:
- 4th offence:
Non-respect of itinerary
- 1st offence:
- 2nd offence:
- 3rd offence:
- 4th offence:
Proven Incivility
- 1st offence:
- Repeated :
to be decided by Deputy
Clerk of Course - Service
Vehicles
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A3
Others
penalties
Sart refused /
Disqualification
Art No.
Sealing of Vehicle
Until finish TC
Of following stage
TABLE
OF PENALTIES
Financial
Penalties
ARTICLE A17 – SERVICE CREWS / VEHICLES PENALTIES
Up to X
€500
Stopped
2h at Bivouac
entrance
A6.2
A7.2.4
-----------------------------------------
€300
€500
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---------------
------------ ---------------
A8.2.2
-----------------------------------------
€300
€500
------------
X
X
X
--------------- ------------ --------------A9.1.2
--------------
€500
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Leaving damaged wheel or
A9.1.3
tyre
- Per tyre or wheel
-------------€1,000
- Repeated: to be decided
by Deputy Clerk of Course - -------------- ------------ -------------Service Vehicles
Involved in accident
according to circumstances
A9.2
after inquiry
Leaving, selling or giving
parts transported, in
A9.3.3
addition to local penalties
- Per material
-------------€500
- Repeated
--------------- ------------ -------------Leaving, selling or giving
parts transported, in
A9.3.5
addition to local penalties
Damaged Vehicle (totally
or partially destroyed),
A9.3.6
€1,500
infraction of Article 9.3.6
Passing border with
forbidden products, in
A9.3.7
€500
addition to local penalties,
from … up to …
Non-respect of Highway
Code, excessive speed,
A10
dangerous driving
Speeding from 1 to 20 kph
in Speed Control Zones
A.10.1.2
- For a cumulative distance -------------€200
less than 500 m
- For a cumulative distance
--------------€400
X
between 500 & 1,000 m
- For a cumulative distance
over 1,000 m
--------------- ------------ ---------------
Speeding superior to 21
kph
- For a cumulative distance
inferior to 500m
- For a cumulative distance
superior to 500m
---------------
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€400
Others
penalties
Sart refused /
Disqualification
Sealing of Vehicle
Until finish TC
Of following stage
Art No.
Financial
Penalties
TABLE
OF PENALTIES
Up to X
Up to X
Up to X
Entry
Refused
for 5 years
Up to X
Up to X
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Maximum Speed allowed
Speeding from 1 to 20 kph
- For a cumulative distance
less than 1,000 m
- For a cumulative distance
between 1,000 & 2,000 m
- For a cumulative distance
over 2,000 m
Speeding from 21 to 40
kph
- For a cumulative distance
less than 1,000 m
- For a cumulative distance
between 1,000 & 2,000 m
- For a cumulative distance
over 2,000 m
Speeding over 41 kph
- For a cumulative distance
less than 500 m
- For a cumulative distance
over 500 m
Speeding, dangerous
driving in Bivouac or Stage
town
Service in Selective Section
before closing of finish
control - for assisted Rider
/ Competitor
Refuelling on a Selective
Section before closing of
finish control -for assisted
Rider / Competitor
Service by non-accredited
person or Vehicle
A10.2.2
--------------
€ 200
--------------
€ 400
--------------
€ 600
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€ 600
--------------
€ 800
--------------
€ 1 200
--------------
€ 1 600
--------------
€ 2 000
X
X
A10.3
Up to X
A11.1.2
X
A11.1.6
X
A11.2.2
- 1st offence -for assisted
Rider / Competitor:
--------------
--------------- --------------- --------------------
- Repeated
--------------
--------------- ---------------
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Sart refused /
Disqualification
Sealing of Vehicle
Until finish TC
Of following stage
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Penalties
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or 6h SS
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Presence of Service in
forbidden place :
- for assisted Rider /
Competitor: 3h to
Disqualification
- Repeated
Transport of parts by nonaccredited Vehicle;
dropping of material
- For assisted Rider /
Competitor:
6h to Disqualification
- Repeated
Service outside Bivouac or
in closed place (in or
outside Bivouac)
- For assisted Rider /
Competitor:
6h to Disqualification
- Repeated
--------------
--------------- ---------------
Up to X
6h
--------------
--------------- ---------------
X
--------------- ---------------
Up to X
--------------- ---------------
X
--------------
--------------- ---------------
Up to X
--------------
--------------- ---------------
X
--------------
--------------- ---------------
Up to X
--------------
--------------- ---------------
X
A11.2.3
A11.2.4
----------------------------
3h
A11.2.5
6h
A11.2.6
Signposting or transmission
A11.2.7
of info
- Per offence for the
--------------assisted Rider / Competitor
Presence of means of
A11.2.8
transport
- For assisted Rider(s) /
--------------Competitor(s)
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Sealing of Vehicle
Until finish TC
Of following stage
Others
penalties
- Repeated
Sart refused /
Disqualification
Service on a Selective
Section
- For assisted Rider /
Competitor:
6h to Disqualification
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Penalties
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3h
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Airborne Service not
managed by Organisation
- For assisted Rider /
Competitor:
---------------
6h to Disqualification
- Repeated
--------------- --------------- ---------------
Delay for Scrutineering and
Administrative Checks
- 1st started delayed hour
- Each next hour
- Over decided hour limits
Missing seat belt of
harness, per infraction and
per Crew member:
- 1st infringement
- 2nd infringement
- 2nd infringement
Non-complying radio
transmitters and/or
receivers:
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penalties
A11.2.9
--------------- ---------------
Up to X
6h
X
A14.1.2
& 14.2.3
-------------------------------------------
€50
€100
--------------- ---------------
Missing mounting brackets,
A14.1.5
cables and Tripy aerials:
- in le Havre
--------------- --------------- --------------- in Buenos Aires
--------------€150
Missing or incomplete
safety material at a Stage
A15.1.2
start, until compliance with
rules
PCO not informed of a
Team withdrawal, for the
concerned Team:
Sart refused /
Disqualification
Sealing of Vehicle
Until finish TC
Of following stage
Art No.
Financial
Penalties
TABLE
OF PENALTIES
X
Refused
------------------ embarkation
X
Refusal of
following
inscription +
financial
responsibility
in case of
research
A15.2.1
A15.3
--------------€300
--------------- ---------------------------- -------------A16.2.3
X
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AII. SERVICE VEHICLES TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
1) TECHNICAL OBLIGATIONS FOR ALL CARS AND TRUCKS
On top of the SURVIVAL EQUIPEMENT described in the Article A15.1 P129, each Service Vehicle must be
presented with the following equipment:
1 homologated 2 kg manual powder fire extinguisher;
1 spare wheel;
reinforced windscreen;
1 parking break;
1 front and rear lighting perfectly functioning;
1 air horn;
External rear view mirrors;
 Fuel tanks. The Service Crew will be responsible for calculating its Fuel Range;
 Safety belts or harness;
 1 towing points at the front and at the back;
 1 towing strap.
For Service Cars and Trucks which do not have to go on the track, roof bows are not mandatory.
2) TECHNICAL OBLIGATIONS FOR CAR AND T5 TRUCK LIKELY TO GO ON THE TRACK







Each Service Vehicle, likely to go on the track must imperatively, on top of the equipment described
above, be equipped with the following elements:







1 cabin rollcage (with doorbars)
4 point harness;
1 General circuit breaker (coupled with a device cutting of the intake into the engine);
1 spare wheel (ie. 2 in total);
Several straps;
1 Survival Kit defined in Article 47P P81 of the current Regulations;
1 E-track LANDED by the Race Direction before going on the track.
For safety reasons, it is recommended to wear the helmet when vehicle is has to take the track.
In addition for Service Trucks:
Individual seats for all the Crew members (bench seats forbidden).
IMPORTANT: All vehicles able to be allowed to go on the track must be declared during Scrutineering .
3) HEIGHT
Maximum height of cars (including roof rack) 2.00 m.
Maximum height of trucks (including roof rack) 4.00 m.
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