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SUMMARY
The Supplementary Regulations, the Technical Regulations, the Service Regulations, as well as the
Appendices must be considered as the Moto / Quad Regulations of the 37th Dakar.
SUPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS
19P2
19P3
Penalties for missing Waypoints
Navigation
1P
DEFINITIONS
1P1
1P2
1P3
1P4
Organising Committee
Event programme
Posting
Competitors’ Department
20P
21P
22P
23P
UNBLOCKING THE GPS
SPEED CONTROL ZONE – DEFINITIONS
CONTROL PROCEDURE
TRAFFIC - SPEED
2P
3P
4P
REGISTRATION
TERMINOLOGY
REGULATIONS
23P1
23P2
23P3
23P4
General
Going through Speed Control Zones
Pulse signal (impulsion)
Speed limits – Road Sections
4P1
4P2
General
Litigation
24P
ACCIDENT / WITHDRAWAL
5P
7P
AMENDMENTS TO THE REGULATIONS –
BULLETINS
APPLICATION - INTERPRETATION OF
THE REGULATIONS
ELIGIBLE MACHINES
24P1
24P2
7P1
7P2
7P3
General conditions of entry
Groups and Classes
Definition of groups and categories
24P3
24P4
24P5
24P6
Accident
Assistance in the case of an accident of
another Rider / Competitor
Withdrawal / Disqualification
Closing the track
Repatriation of Machines
Destroyed Machines
25P
RIDER’S CODE
8P
9P
RIDERS
OFFICIALS
9P1
9P2
List of Officials
Rider’s Relations Officers (CRO)
10P
ENTRIES
25P1
25P2
25P3
25P4
25P5
25P6
Sentinel Function of the GPS
Rider’s code
Satellite phone / GSM
Radio and transmissions
Iritrack
On board camera
10P1
10P2
10P3
10P4
General
Entry request
Refused start
Cancellation or postponement of the Event
26P
RECONNAISSANCES AND OPENING OF
THE ROUTE
26P1
26P2
Reconnaissance
Opening the route
11P
12P
IDENTIFICATION
ADVERTISING
27P
SERVICE & REFUELLING
12P1
12P2
General
Numbers and advertising plates’ colours
13P
14P
ATTRIBUTION OF RACE NUMBERS
RIDER’S PRIORITY
14P1
14P2
General
Provisional A.S.O. Elite Riders’ List
27P1
27P2
27P3
27P4
27P5
27P6
27P7
General
Moto - Quad Marathon Stage
Authorised Service
Penalties for forbidden Service
Dakar Team Manager
Team’s Aircraft
Fuel – Refuelling - Autonomy
28P
INSURANCE
15P
STARTING ORDER
15P1
15P2
15P3
General
Starting order
Repositioning
28P1
28P2
28P3
Assistance / Repatriation
Third party cover
Personal Accident Insurance
16P
29P
30P
31P
TIME CARD
CONTROL ZONES
TIME CONTROLS
17P
ROAD BOOK
GENERAL
ROAD BOOK
17P1
17P2
Road Book Lexicon
Road Book
18P
OFFICIAL ITINERARY
18P1
18P2
General
“Public” Zones
31P1
31P2
31P3
31P4
31P5
General
Late at TC at Start of Stage
Late at TC at Start of Selective Section
Maximum Time Allowed / Target Time
Overrunning of Maximum Time Allowed at
TC at Stage’s Finish
19P
FUNCTIONING OF THE GPS
19P1
General
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31P6
31P7
Overrunning of Maximum Time Allowed at
rest day
Interviews
32P
PASSAGE CONTROLS
32P1
32P2
32P3
General
Closing Time of Passage Controls (PC)
Closing of Passage Controls (PC)
33P
SELECTIVE SECTIONS
33P1
33P2
33P3
33P4
General
Interruption of a Selective Section
Safety
Neutralisation
34P
35P
36P
REGROUPINGS
SIGNPOSTING OF CONTROLS
PARC FERME
36P1
36P2
General
Specifics
37P
ADMINISTRATIVE
SCRUTINEERING
37P1
37P2
37P3
37P4
General
Administrative Checks and Scrutineering in
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Administrative obligations
“Malles Motos” Challenge (Bike trunks)
38P
39P
PROTESTS – APPEALS
CLASSIFICATIONS
39P1
39P2
General
Classifications
40P
LIST OF PRIZES
40P1
40P2
40P3
General Classification
Groups and Classes Classifications
Other Classifications
41P
RIDER’S SAFETY
41P1
41P2
41P3
Survival equipment
Clothes and helmets
Deposits – Commitment letter
42P
PENALTIES
CHECKS
AND
TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
T1
T2
T3
T4
T5
T6
T7
GROUP 1 – A.S.O. ELITE
GROUP 2.1 – SUPER PRODUCTION
GROUP 2.2 – MARATHON
GROUP 3 - QUAD
EXHAUST AND SILENCER SYSTEMS
LIGHTING
EQUIPMENT
AND
ACCESSORIES
MARKINGS
T7P1
T7P2
General
A.S.O. Elite Riders Group
2.3
Plane / 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
Telephone / Safety equipment
GPS Equipment
Sentinel function of GPS
Tripy (Service Vehicle ONLY)
E-track (Service Vehicle ONLY)
4
5
6
7
8
DAKAR BRAND - TRADEMARKS
MEDIA COVERAGE
ON BOARD CAMERAS
DAKAR SERVICE CENTER
ROAD BOOK LEXICON (Art. 17P1)
SERVICE CREWS / SERVICE VEHICLES
REGULATIONS
AI
SPORTING REGULATIONS
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
ELIGIBLE SERVICE VEHICLES
SERVICE CREWS
BRIEFING
ENTRY
IDENTIFICATION
ALLOCATION OF NUMBERS &
STARTING ORDER
A6.1
A6.2
Allocation of numbers
Starting order
A7
CLOCKING IN / TRIPY
A7.1
A7.2
General
Tripy
A8
ROAD BOOK / ITINERARY
A8.1
A8.2
Road Book
Itinerary
A9
DRIVER’S CODE (SERVICE CREWS)
A9.1
A9.2
A9.3
A10
A10.1
A10.2
A10.3
General behaviour
Accidents
Customs formalities
A11
SERVICE
Speed – Speed Control Zones
Maximum speed
Speed - Bivouacs / Stages’ towns
A11.1 General
A11.2 Penalties for forbidden Service
A12
A13
A14
INSURANCE
ADVERTISING
ADMINISTRATIVE CHECKS AND
SCRUTINEERING
A14.1 Administrative Checks
A14.2 Scrutineering
A15
SERVICE CREWS’ SAFETY
A15.1 Survival equipment
A15.2 Withdrawal
A15.3 Seat belts / Harnesses
APPENDICES
1
APPLICATION / ENTRY
1.1
1.2
Application / Entry
Cancellation and request for refunds
2
BOAT / PLANE / ACCOMMODATION /
TRIPS
2.1
2.2
Boat
Liability and maritime insurance
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TRAFFIC / SPEED
A16
ACCESSORIES AND NAVIGATION
A16.1
A16.2
A16.3
A16.4
Satellite telephone
Radios
Satellite links
Navigation
A17
PENALTIES
AII
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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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DEFINITIONS
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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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).
st
nd
1 &2
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
7.00pm Service Crews Briefing in Tecnópolis
3rd January 2015
1.00pm Race Briefing in Tecnópolis
3
rd
4
th
January 2015
3:00pm – Podium in Plaza de Mayo in front of Casa Rosada in Buenos
Aires (in case there is any change, the new time will be announced by a
Bulletin)
January 2015
Start of the 1st Stage: Buenos Aires – Villa Carlos Paz
12th January 2015
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).
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1P3 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 1 st, 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).
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
on-line. 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
Le Moto Club du Paris Dakar, is organising, in conjunction with Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.
here after named the Organiser), the 37th Cross-Country Marathon Rally Dakar, named for 2015:
“Dakar Argentina - Bolivia - Chile”, an international event to be held from 1st January to 17th January
2015, under the aegis of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the Fédération
Française du Motocyclisme (FFM) and the National Federations (FMNs) of the countries to be
crossed: Argentina (CAMOD), Bolivia (FMB), Chile (FMC).
FFM (Fédération Française de Motocyclisme) (FMN) organisation’s approval: under process (will be
announced by a Bulletin)
To facilitate the Rider’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 Organiser, only the French text of these 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.
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TERMINOLOGY
1) Bulletin
Official document with information which is an integral part of the Regulations and is intended to
modify, clarify or complete it.
2) Assistance / Service
a) Service shall be defined as unrestricted work on a competing Machine, or one of its
elements, even when dismounted and/or the physical presence of a person(s) in the vicinity of a
competing vehicle.
b) Any Service in a closed and/or private site is forbidden.
 1st infringement :
6 hour penalty,
 2nd infringement :
Disqualification.
3) Bivouac
a) Zone situated between the Time Controls at the Finish of one Stage and the Start of the
next, where all Riders regroup; this zone is located in the Road Book. In the Bivouac, servicing is
free between the Riders / Competitors still in the rally 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, whose access is exclusively and uniquely for persons who have been accredited by the
Organiser, as well as representatives of local public authorities.
b) After having checked-in at the Finish Time Control of the Stage, the Rider or any team
members may take the race Machine out of the Bivouac for refuelling, cleaning, to go to a hotel or
for testing, within a radius of 30 kilometres of the Bivouac.
During these tests, the Iritrack must be switched on, on pain of penalties to be decided upon by the
International Jury. All tests must be done outside of the route of Selective Sections.
c) 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
International Jury. Speed is limited to 20 kph within the Bivouac.
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d) The presence of Bikes / Quads within the catering area is forbidden and will lead to a
€300 penalty per infringement.
e) It is strictly forbidden for the Riders of the 37th Dakar 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 (either for sale or for free) inside the Bivouac.
For any other promotional activity, the Rider will, first, have to obtain a prior written approval from
the Organiser.
4) 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.
5) Time Card
Document intended for the stamps, in chronological order, of the different control points scheduled
on the itinerary.
6) CH (TC)
Time Control (see Article 31P). If, the Finish Time Control of the Stage 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 of the next day.
7) Competitor
Specific term for the Car / Truck category. Not applicable for the Bike / Quad. Replaced by “Rider”.
8) CP -Passage Control (Controle de Passage)
A control zone where the Time Card must be stamped by a marshal and which must be a WPM, a
WPE or a WPS.
9) Disqualification
Sanction decided by the International Jury, following a severe infringement of the Regulations.
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10) Duration of an Event
The Event starts at the beginning of the Administrative Checks and 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 International Jury;
 end of the post-event Scrutineering carried out in accordance with the Sporting Code;
 end of the prize-giving, Podium and after the opening of the Parc Ferme.
11) DZ
Start of a 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) Stage
Each part of the Event that is separated from the next by a Bivouac stopping time of at least
6 hours.
14) Bike - Quad Marathon Stage
A 2-day stage without any Service vehicle nor Team / Service Crews. Outside service is FORBIDDEN.
Service is authorised between Bike - Quad Riders still racing.
The Marathon Stage Bivouac is within an allocated space marked out by the Organiser, or in a closed
place like a stadium, gym, etc. Any exiting of the Rider and/or the Machine is forbidden.
15)
FMN: National Motorcycle Federation
FMNR: National Organising Motorcycle Federation
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 Riders, 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 Car – Truck 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 longer than 20 km.
21) Machine
“Machine” represents the vehicle (Bike or Quad) engaged in the Event, passing through the
scrutineering and complying with the criteria detailed in these supplementary Regulations.
22) Malles Moto (Challenge)
Challenge created for Bike and Quad Riders without ANY KIND OF SERVICE.
It is reserved for the first 20 Riders registered in this Challenge.
A Rider accompanied by a person registered in the rally and/or Service / Press categories cannot
participate in this Challenge.
23) Neutralisation
Time during which the Riders are stopped by the Direction of the Race.
24) Information Note
This is information given by the Organisers and/or by the Clerk of Course to the Riders. This note
will be posted as soon as possible. An information note cannot amend the Regulations.
25) Officials
The Clerk of Course, Deputy Clerk of Course, International Jury President, Members of the
International Jury, Technical Stewards and the Competitors’ Relations Officers (CRO) are considered
as “Officials”.
26) Parc Fermé
Area in which no Service, preparation, presence or intervention is permitted, except in the case of
Article 36P.
27) Route
This is defined by the official Road Book of the Event, confirmed by the team of the opening car.
The route is divided into Stages consisting of one or more timed Selective Sections linked by Road
Sections.
28) PCO / PC Course (Race Control)
Race Control and Operational coordination (sporting and safety) and management of the response
capability. 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 Rider to continue the Event in normal competition conditions, while still being
sanctioned.
b) The Fixed Penalty is expressed in a time which is added to the penalties already incurred
by the Rider.
c) The Fixed Penalty may be of a different figure for each Selective Section, Road Section,
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 Waypoints and/or Passage Controls.
30) Sporting Penalty
A Sporting Penalty means a penalty imposed for: speeding, missing a Passage Control or Waypoint,
or unsporting conduct, or other violation committed on a Selective Section.
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31) Riders
a) A.S.O. Elite Rider: Rider featuring on the A.S.O. Elite list resulting from the standing and
the results obtained by this Rider. The list will be provisional until the Administrative Checks. The
final list will be published in the first Bulletin.
b) Amateur Rider: All Drivers who do not feature on the A.S.O. list of Elite Drivers,
established by the Organising Committee and attached to the present Regulations (Article 14P2).
32) Regrouping (Parc Fermé 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 Riders still racing. The regrouping time may vary
according to the Riders.
b) The new start will be given according to the order of arrival of Riders at the entrance of
the regrouping Time Control. The first ten Riders will restart one by one every 2 minutes.
33) Road Book
Each Rider shall receive a roll 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. 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) Dakar Team Manager (see Article 27P5)
A Dakar Team Manager is a person registering a least 4 Machines under the same team’s name,
being in the Rally and having subscribed to the “Dakar Team Manager” accreditation to the
Organiser’s Sporting Department before 1st November 2014.
The Dakar Team Manager cannot intervene on the Machine to render Service.
An Elite Rider can register a Dakar Team Manager.
37) Estimated Time
Time estimated by the Organiser to cover a Selective Section.
38) Allowed Time
a) Each Road Section will be covered within an Allowed Time, which must be respected by
the Rider.
b) Any difference with this Allowed Time will lead to a penalty given to the minute in the
Road Section (Article 31P1.8).
39) Maximum Time Allowed
Maximum Time given to each Selective Section. Any Rider 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 Rider.
40) Change of the Maximum Time Allowed
On the evening of a Stage, if a certain number of Riders having started the Stage has not crossed
the Finishing line of the day’s Selective Section, or if weather conditions stop the rally from being
run under normal conditions, the day’s Maximum Time Allowed may be changed by the Clerk of
Course at the International Jury’s discretion.
41) Real time
This is the time actually taken to cover the route of a Selective Section.
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42) GPS Point - Waypoint (WPT)
Is a geographical point defined by coordinates of latitude and longitude. There are 4 types of
Waypoints: WPE, WPM, WPS, WPV.
Each Waypoint noted on the Road Book is a compulsory passage point.
43) 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 Rider.
A point towards which the GPS, with all its capacities displayed on its screen, directs the Rider 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 his passage at a WPE, the Rider must pass within 200 metres of it. If the WPE is a DZ or
a FZ the radius of validation is then 90 metres.
44) 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 Rider.
The GPS directs the Rider towards this point only once he has come within a 800 meter-radius of it.
To validate his passage at a WPM, the Rider must pass within 200 metres of it.
45) 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 Rider. It can be linked to a danger 3
(!!!), crossings of roads, gas/oil pipelines, railways, etc.
The GPS directs the Rider towards this point only once he has come within a 3km radius of it. To
validate his passage at a WPS, the Rider must pass within 90 metres to it. The Finish of Selective
Sections will be WPS.
46) 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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4P1
REGULATIONS
GENERAL
1) The Event is conducted in conformity with:
 the FIM International Sporting Code and its appendices, the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World
Championships Regulations (Annexe 080) and FFM regulations;
 the FIM Environmental and Anti-doping codes;
 these present Supplementary Regulations and their appendices which are an integral and
indissociable part of the Regulations to which all Riders undertake to comply with by the sole
act of participating in the Rally.
2) The Clerk of Course is charged with the application of the Sporting Code, the FFM’s and FIM’s
Regulations, the present Regulations and their appendices during the running of the Cross-Country
Rally. Any protests concerning this application or any case not provided for will be studied by the
International Jury who alone has the power to decide.
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LITIGATION
In case of litigation, the Clerk of Course and the International Jury may take into consideration
television images, photographs and data downloaded from Iritracks, GPS or Sentinels.
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AMENDMENTS TO THE REGULATIONS - BULLETINS
1) The provisions of the Supplementary Regulations may only be amended according to Article
080.3 of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championships Appendices (Annexe 080).
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 FFM,
 by the Clerk of Course and the Jury President throughout the duration of the Event.
They will be an integral part of the Regulations.
3) These Bulletins will be posted on the official notice board(s) at the Administratives Checks, then
at the Bivouac in front of the Competitors’ tent, at the catering area and at the “Malles Moto” area
during the rally. They will be communicated as soon as possible directly to the Riders, who must
acknowledge receipt by signature.
They will also appear on the internet page.
4) These Bulletins are printed on yellow paper.
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APPLICATION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE REGULATIONS
1) The Clerk of Course must inform the International Jury of any important incidents that have
occurred requiring the application of the present Regulations, the Sporting Code, the FFM and FIM
regulations.
2) Any protests lodged by a Rider will be transmitted to the President of the International Jury by
the Clerk of Course for deliberation and decision.
3) Similarly, any case not provided for in the Regulations will be studied by the International Jury
which alone has the power to decide.
4) Anything not authorised by the present Supplementary Regulations is strictly forbidden.
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ELIGIBLE MACHINES
GENERAL CONDITION OF ENTRY
1) The Dakar Rally 2015 Argentina – Bolivia – Chile is open to “Marathon, Super Production
Machines and Quads with 2 and 4 wheel drive”, freely available for sale or not, adapted to “CrossCountry” use and complying to the norms imposed by the French Highway Code and the FIM
Technical Regulations for Cross-Country Rallies.
All Machines must be registered and possess a registration document. All temporary registrations
are forbidden.
2) A.S.O. reserves its right to refuse any candidature in accordance with its own selection criteria,
including but not restricted to:
the candidate’s respectability and moral standards;
the candidate’s merit and sporting results, his or her record within the context of the
previous competitions;
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.
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3) All technical modifications are forbidden if they are not expressly authorised by the present
Regulations pertaining to the category or group in which the Bike or Quad is entered. The general
prescriptions stated here and imposed by the ‘survival equipment’ in Article 41P1, must be
respected on pain of a penalty going up to and including Disqualification. Bike or Quad’s parts must
retain their original function.
4) At any moment during the Event, it is each Rider’s responsibility to prove to Technical Stewards
or Officials that their Bike or Quad conforms to the Regulations in their entirety, as well as to the
Conventions concerning Machines used on public roads. In case of non conformity, this may lead to
a refused start or Disqualification.
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GROUPS AND CLASSES
GROUPS & CLASSES
GROUP 1
GROUP 2
Class 2.1
Class 2.2
GROUP 3
Class 3.1
Class 3.2
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NAME
A.S.O. ELITE RIDERS
Not on A.S.O.’s ELITE Riders provisional
list
Super Production – 0 to 450 cc
Marathon 0 to 450 cc
QUAD
2 wheel drive – 0 to 750 cc
4 wheel drive – 0 to 900 cc
DEFINITION OF GROUPS AND CATEGORIES
FOR TECHNICAL DETAILS OF EACH GROUP AND CATEGORY, PLEASE REFER TO THE TECHNICAL
REGULATIONS IN APPENDIX.
1) GROUP 1
ELITE
These Machines are based on type approved, production machines, (authorised for use on public
roads) which can be modified and/or equipped for Cross-Countries Rallies competition.
The major parts: frame, engine (cylinder, cylinder head and engine cases) and the swinging arm
used must be standard parts, and must be freely available to the public. These major parts may be
modified, with the exception of the engine cases, but must respect the FIM Technical Regulations for
Cross-Country Rallies – 450cc World Champion category.
Cubic capacity up to 450 cc, single or twin cylinder.
Riders:
A.S.O. Elite Riders, featuring on the provisional A.S.O. Elite Riders’ list, Article 14P2.
2) GROUP 2
RIDERS NOT ON THE PROVISIONAL A.S.O’S ELITE RIDERS’ LIST
a) Class 2.1 - SUPER PRODUCTION from 0 to 450 cc
These Machines are based on type approved, production machines, (authorised for use on public
roads) which can be modified and/or equipped for Cross-Country Rally competition.
The major parts: frame, engine (cylinder, cylinder head and engine cases) and the swinging arm
used must be standard parts, and must be freely available to the public. These major parts may be
modified, with the exception of the engine cases, but must respect the FIM Technical Regulations for
Cross-Country Rallies – 450cc World Champion category.
Cubic capacity up to 450 cc, single or twin cylinder.
Riders:
All Riders not on the provisional A.S.O.’s Elite Riders’ list.
Cubic Capacity:
up to 450 cc.
b) Class 2.2 - MARATHON 0 to 450 cc
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These Machines are based on type approved, production machines, (authorised for use on public
roads) which can be modified and/or equipped for Cross-Countries Rallies competition.
The major parts: frame, engine (cylinder, cylinder head, engine cases) and the swinging arm used
must be standard parts, and must be freely available to the public. These major parts may be
modified, with the exception of the engine cases, but must respect the FIM Technical Regulations for
Cross-country Rallies – 450cc World Champion category.
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Cubic capacity up to 450 cc, single or twin cylinder.
Riders:
All Riders not on the provisional A.S.O.’s Elite Riders’ list.
Cubic Capacity:
up to 450 cc.
c) To be allowed to race in the Marathon category: no changing of major parts will be
authorised during the Event:
 engine,
 frame,
 fork,
 swinging arm,
 central engine cases, cylinders, cylinder heads.
3) GROUP 3
QUAD
a) CLASS 3.1 – 2 wheel drive – 0 to 750 cc – only single cylinder engine
Quads must conform in every way to Article 01.60 of the FIM Technical Regulations for CrossCountry Rallies. Are authorised: 4-stroke quads, 2 wheel drive.
These Machines will have their approved type certificate and be adapted to Cross-Country use. The
approved type certificate must reflect the changes made to the Quad, in particular the ones made to
the cylinder, brand, commercial type and name. These Machines are based on main parts of
production machines, authorised for use on public roads.
The major parts: frame and engine (cylinder, cylinder head and engine cases) used must be
standard parts, and must be freely available to the public. These major parts may be modified, with
the exception of the engine cases, but must respect the FIM Technical Regulations for Cross-Country
Rallies – Quad category.
Riders:
Cubic Capacity:
Free
0 to 750 cc. Only single cylinder engine.
b) CLASS 3.2 – 4 wheel drive – 0 to 900 cc – only for single and twin cylinder engine
Quads must conform in every way to Article 01.60 of the FIM Technical Regulations for CrossCountries Rallies. Are authorised: 4-stroke quads, 4 independent wheel drive or swinging arm.
These Machines will have their approved type certificate and be adapted to Cross-Country use.
The approved type certificate must reflect the changes made to the Quad, in particular the ones
made to the cylinder, brand, commercial type and name. These Machines are based on main parts
of production machines, authorised for use on public roads.
The major parts: frame and engine (cylinder, cylinder head and engine cases) must be standard
parts, and must be freely available to the public. These major parts may be modified, with the
exception of the engine cases, but must respect the FIM Technical Regulations for Cross-Country
Rallies – Quad category.
Riders:
Cubic Capacity:
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RIDERS
CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION
1) Is admissible on invitation, and is considered as a Rider, any person, of whatever nationality,
over 18 years of age, holding an International FIM Cross-Countries Rallies Licence (according to
article 70.2.1 of the Sporting Code and to article 09.1 of the Medical Code) valid for 2015. It can be
of two types: “one event” or “annual”; for this latter case, it must be accompanied by a Starting
permission from his Motorcycle National Federation (FMN).
His/her driving licence must be valid for the type and specification of the entered machine.
2) To obtain a FIM International Cross-Countries (IRT) Licence, Riders must pass the following
examinations, in addition to the medical examination (appendix A and B of the Medical Code):
 an exercise tolerance electrocardiogram (ECG), 3 years validity;
 an echocardiography, life validity.
3) The Organiser has the right to refuse any enrolment of a Rider who cannot prove experience in
the riding of a Bike or Quad or who is considered to not have the physical ability to race a Dakar.
4) During a Stage, transportation by land, water or by air of a Rider by the Organisers or by a third
person will entail the Disqualification of the concerned Rider.
5) On pain of disqualification, the Rider must ride the entirety of the Stages on his own Machine.
Any Rider whose Machine is transported on a Selective Section and/or on a Road Section by a Race
Vehicle and/or a Service Vehicle and/or by a third party will be disqualified.
6) The Rider enters the Dakar in full knowledge and awareness of the potential risks involved with
such participation.
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OFFICIALS
LIST OF OFFICIALS
Clerk of Course:
Jury President:
Jury Members:
Technical Stewards:
Competitors’ Relations Officer:
Safety Coordinator:
Medical Regulator:
DUCROCQ Marc (FR)
NEVELS Erick (USA)
MENTAVERRI Robert (FR)
MCKENDRICK John (CHL)
PEREZ SOLER Jorge (SPA)
YOMA Leonardo (ARG)
ZALAZAR Andrès (ARG)
POULSEN Juvana (CHL)
ROMERO Francisco (ARG)
Dr AUBRY Olivier (FR)
FIM Licence 7022
FIM Licence 8589
FIM Licence 017119
FIM Licence 8668
FIM Licence 6860
FIM Licence 6746
FIM Licence 8839
FFM Licence 8670
All members of the Organisation holding an FFM, FIM, CAMOD, FMB or FMC official’s licence will
automatically be considered as Judges of Fact, with the exception of members of the International
Jury.
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COMPETITORS’ RELATIONS OFFICER (CRO)
1) The Competitors’ Relations Officer will be identifiable by means of a distinctive marking.
He will be present:
 at Scrutineering and Administrative Checks;
 at the Start and Finish of Stages,
 at the regroupings.
2) The
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to inform the Riders and ensure permanent consultation with them;
to give or ascertain accurate answers to all questions asked;
to provide all information or additional clarifications in connection with the Regulations and
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to avoid forwarding questions to the Officials which could be solved satisfactorily by a clear
explanation, with the exception of protests (for example, to clarify disputes over times).
3) People in charge of the Competitors’ Relations
Juvana POULSEN (CHL)
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10P1
ENTRIES
GENERAL
1) Anybody wishing to take part in the Dakar must send, to the Competitors’ Department, an
application file, along with the entry fees, and mentioning at least:
 the full name, nationality, address, email, FIM Licence number 2015;
 Category and driving licence number of the Rider;
 the characteristics of the Machine, the group and class.
This application request will be made through the opening of a file on the website www.dakar.com
2) By the fact of signing the “Candidate Declaration”, the Rider submits himself to the sporting
jurisdictions specified in the Sporting Code and the Regulations. Riders must sign the “Candidate
Declaration” during the Event’s Administrative Checks.
3) Up to the beginning of the Scrutineering, the Rider may freely replace the entered Machine with
another.
4) Should it transpire, at the time of pre-race Scrutineering, that a Machine does not correspond in
its presentation to the group in which it was entered, this Machine may, upon the proposal of the
Technical Stewards, be transferred by the International Jury to a different group or be definitively
refused.
5) The application file can only be accepted if it is sent together with the entry fees.
10P2
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 Rider.
3) Definition of an amateur: all Riders who do not feature on the provisional A.S.O. Elite Riders’ list,
established by the Organising Committee and featuring on the Article 14P2 inside the present
Regulations.
4) Entry fees, cancellation of entry and requests for refunds: see Appendix n°1.
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REFUSED START
1) Following the Administrative Checks and/or Scrutineering, any Riders being refused the start for
an administrative and /or technical non conformity, will not be able to claim for any kind of refund of
his entry fees.
2) For refunds for additional services, please refer to the general conditions of sale laid down by the
different suppliers.
10P4
CANCELLATION OR POSTPONEMENT OF THE EVENT
1) In the case where it proves impossible to run the Event, for whatever reason, and notably for
reasons including but not limited to: 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 Competitors, etc. the Organiser will be liable only for funds received.
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 paid funds 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 paid funds.
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IDENTIFICATION
1) During Scrutineering, the Organiser will supply each Rider with a set of identification plates
comprising 1 front plate and 2 side plates carrying the race number and the Event sponsors, called
number plates, as well as a race number bib (one side) showing the number.
However, if the Rider wants, 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
Machine identification plates.
IMPORTANT: it is imperative that the shape, the size as well as the typography 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 Machine at risk of being refused the Stages start.
2) Throughout the duration of the Event, the plates must be affixed on each side and on the fork of
the Machine (see drawing Article 12P).
The number plates must be positioned legibly and the front plate must be the first inscription legible
from the front. These plates must always be legible.
For Quads, the front plate is MANDATORY, as are the side plates. It must be affixed on the steering
head at least at the height of the handlebars. Any failure will lead to the start being refused at the
Scrutineering as well as the Stages’ start during the Rally. It is the Rider’s responsibility to provide
for a plate support if necessary.
3) At any time during the Event, the absence or faulty positioning of a Rally plate may incur, on
certification, a cash penalty equivalent to 10% of the entry fees, on condition that the Organiser
provides 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.
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4) It is COMPULSORY for the race bib (one side) to be affixed on the Rider’s back (see drawing
Article 12P). It cannot be cut and/or modified and/or covered during the Rally.
If the Rider uses a backpack, the race bib must cover it and be legible.
IMPORTANT: the Rider 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 race bib on
his jacket(s). Nevertheless, it is mandatory that the shape and size of the bib as well as the
pyography be identical to the file sent by the Organisation and that the place on his jacket(s) be
respected (see drawing Article 12P).
If the shape and/or dimensions and/or placement are not respected, the Organisation’s bib (fabric)
will be compulsorily placed on the Rider’s jacket(s).
In all cases, the upper edge of the rear bib must be at a maximum of 20 cm from the neck of the
Rider.
The absence of a race bib at the start of a Stage will lead to a one hour penalty, which may go as
far as Disqualification in the case of a repeated offence.
Replacement adhesive plates and bib are available at the Malles Motos (Motorcycle Trunks).
5) The name of the Rider and his blood type must feature on the right and left sides of the front of
the Machine fairing, on the left and right sides of the helmet, on pain of being refused a start.
6) Each Rider will have an identification bracelet on which is noted the PCO number and equipped
with a RFID type electronic chip. Any default noted by an Official will result in penalties equivalent
to 10% of the entry fees. In case of damage to the bracelet, the Rider must inform the Competitor’s
Department, who will provide a replacement in exchange for the damaged item.
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12P1
ADVERTISING
GENERAL
1) The Rider is allowed to affix any kind of advertising to his Machine, provided that:
a) it is authorised by the FIM Regulations and the legislation of the countries crossed;
b) it is not likely to give offence;
c) it does not encroach upon the spaces reserved and defined here;
d) it does not express either a religious and/or political opinion.
2) The Rider must ensure that the advertising is properly affixed throughout the running of the
Rally. If compulsory or optional advertising is absent or wrongly fixed, 16it will lead to:
- a penalty of 10% of the entry fee for the first offence
- a penalty of 100% of the entry fee for each repeated offence.
In the case of payment not made within 48 hours after notification of the infringement, the start will
be refused and the Rider will be disqualified.
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3) List of the Organisation’s advertising (Bike and Quad):
(The sponsors/stickers’ presentation will be communicated through a Bulletin)
 Front plate sticker 19 x 18 cm, compulsory;
 2 side plates sticker 30 x 20 cm, compulsory;
 2 advertising plates sticker 12 x 8 cm, compulsory;
 2 advertising plates sticker 12 x 12 cm, compulsory;
 Race number bib 30 x 34 cm, compulsory (1 back face).
Warning: The Rider is responsible for reserving the necessary space in his Machine to affix the
Organisation’s stickers during Scrutineering.
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NUMBERS PLATES’ COLOURS & ADVERTISING
So as to be able to differentiate more easily between different categories, Machine race plates will
be of different colours:
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Group 1 (Elite A.S.O.) :
Class 2.1 (Super Production 0 to 450 cc) :
Class 2.2 (Marathon 0 to 450 cc) :
Group 3 (Quad) :
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yellow plates;
white plates + SP;
white plates + M;
white plates.
ATTRIBUTION OF RACE NUMBERS
The Organising Committee is the only entity able to attribute race numbers.
Race numbers will be attributed on the basis of the following criteria:
 Riders featuring on the provisional A.S.O. Elite Riders’ List (Article 14P2);
 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 the Rider and/or Team,
 Group and Class of the Machine.
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RIDER’S PRIORITY
GENERAL
1) All riders entered on the provisional A.S.O. Elite Riders’ list, will be on it for the Dakar 2015.
The list will be reviewed every year, published in its provisional form in the present Regulations and
published in its final form by Bulletin at Administrative Checks.
2) The Organiser maintains the right to add, to replace or to delete any Bike Rider to this list as a
function of results obtained during an FIM competition (enduro, cross, cross-country rally, etc.) up
until the end of the Administrative Checks.
3) A.S.O. Elite Riders are either:

These

These
Professional Riders
Riders are under contract/paid by a manufacturer (or third party) to take part in an event.
Amateur Riders
Riders, due to their results, appear on the provisional A.S.O. Elite Riders’ list.
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PROVISIONAL A.S.O. ELITE RIDERS’ LIST
AUBERT JOHNNY (FRA)
AZEVEDO JEAN (BRA)
BARREDA JOAN (ESP)
BOTTURI ALESSANDRO (ITA)
CASELLI KURT (USA)
CASTEU DAVID (FRA)
CODY QUINN (USA)
COMA MARC (ESP)
DESPRES CYRIL (FRA)
DUCLOS ALAIN (FRA)
FARIA RUBEN (PRT)
FARRES GUELL GERARD (ESP)
GONCALVEZ PAULO (PRT)
GOUËT DANIEL (CHL)
GRABHAM BEN (AUS)
ISRAEL ESQUERRE JEREMIAS (CHL)
JAKES IVAN (SVK)
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KNUIMAN HENK (NLD)
LOPEZ FRANCISCO (CHL)
METGE MICHAEL (FRA)
PAIN OLIVIER (FRA)
PEDRERO GARCIA JUAN (ESP)
PIZZOLITO JAVIER (ARG)
PRZYGONSKI JAKUB (POL)
RODRIGUES HELDER (PRT)
SUNDERLAND SAM (GBR)
SVITKO STEFAN (SLO)
ULLEVALSETER PAL ANDERS (NOR)
VAN NIEKERK RIAAN (ZAF)
VERHOEVEN FRANS (NLD)
VILADOMS JORDI (ESP)
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.
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) Any penalties incurred on the Road Section(s) shall be added to the general classification of the
Stage covered.
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STARTING ORDER
1) There is no Prologue for Dakar Argentina – Bolivia – Chile 2015.
2) Starting order for the first Stage
a) Bikes and Quads will start in order of the race numbers:
- the first 10 Bikes every 2 minutes,
- the following 20 every minute,
- the remainder, 2 by 2 every 30 seconds.
- Quads will start 1 by 1 every 30 seconds.
b) From the 2nd Stage, the Bikes - Quads will start in the order of the previous day’s
Selective Section:
- the first 10 Bikes every 2 minutes,
- the following 10 every minute,
- the remainder, 1 by 1 or 2 by 2 every 30 seconds.
c) For the last Stage, the Bikes and Quads will start in the reserve order of the previous
day’s General Classification:
- the first Bikes one by one or two by two every 30 seconds,
- the penultimate ones, ten every minute,
- last ten, ten every 2 minutes.
The Timing that is handed out during Administrative Checks is the official document which states the
start orders for each Stage.
Each change will be subject to an Information Note that will be posted in the Official Board.
The start order will be established on the basis of the time achieved in the Selective Section, plus
any Sporting Penalties obtained in this Selective Section (speed, missing Waypoint), except for the
Marathon Stages, where penalties will be applied on the Marathon Stage 2nd day.
In the case of a dead heat, Riders will start in the race number order.
Other penalties: Road (Time Card destruction or loss, etc. as well as all the penalties regarding
Article 25P – Rider’s Code) will apply to the General Classification.
3) Gaps
Gap between the last Bike - Quad and the first Car will be a minimum of 30 minutes and a
maximum of 2 hours.
4) Mass starts
On one or several Stages, mass starts may be given. In such a case starts will be given in group as
follows:
 1st wave : the first 10 of the Selective Section of the previous Stage,
 5 minutes after, 2nd wave : the following 20,
 then, a wave of 20, every 5 minutes.
5) 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.
6) Starting order’s posting
On the evening of each Stage, the starting order of the first 30 will be posted at 6.00pm.
Riders who have not arrived by 9.30pm will start after the others, in the order of their start order of
the previous day. The starting order list of all Riders will be posted at 10.00pm at the latest.
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REPOSITIONING FOR THE NEXT DAY’S STAGE
On the evening of the first Stage, repositioning will be realised at the Race Direction’s discretion, at
the Rider’s or Dakar Team Manager’s request.
The first 15 Riders of the provisional General Classification or provisional General Clasification of the
previous Stage will be able to submit three repositioning requests during the Rally to the Clerk of
Course.
This request must be presented through a “Repositioning Request” form available at the Officials’
tent.
This request must be transmitted to the Clerk of Course before 5.30pm by the Rider or his Dakar
Team Manager.
Requests for repositioning will not be admitted on the Marathon’s Stage 1st day.
Riders able to claim for repositioning for the next day’s Stage will be repositioned at his position’s
order of the previous General Classification from the 16th place.
Any particular case will be presented by the Clerk of Course to the International Jury.
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ROAD BOOK AND NAVIGATION - GENERAL
1) The route of the Rally is described in the Road Book given to the Riders.
The entire route is controlled and validated by the team of the opening car during the route
verification. It will be either: shared by the four categories, or dedicated for Bikes / Quads (at the
Organiser’s discretion).
2) It is compulsory to equip the Machine with one GPS downloaded with the Waypoints given by the
Organiser.
3) Various compulsory passage points (Waypoints) noted during reconnaissance feature in the Road
Book and are validated on the passage of the opening team.
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 the Riders.
6) From 1st July 2014 and until the end of the Rally, reconnaissance of the 37th Dakar sporting
itinerary giving even a minor advantage are forbidden, in any form, in all the countries to be crossed
by the Event, for all the Riders/Competitors who have entered or who are intending to enter, and for
any person having a link whatsoever with a Rider/Competitor entered or intending to enter. These
restrictions apply to the 2015 Dakar host countries: Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.
The participation in national races and/or the organisation of tests/trials in these countries will be
the subject of a detailed request for authorisation addressed to the Organising Committee of the
Event, who will decide, according to the received information, whether to authorise the participation
in these races, or not, and/or the carrying out of these tests/trials.
Any failure to respect these rules will lead to the automatic refusal of entry for a period of 5 years
for the Rider concerned as well as for all the riders 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
rider concerned as well as all the riders from the Team, and all the service vehicles related to this
Team will be immediate.
7) The distance of the Stages will be given to the Riders / Competitors on 19th November 2014
during a press conference organised in Paris.
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17P ROAD BOOK
17P1
ROAD BOOK LEXICON (SEE APPENDIX 8)
17P2
ROAD BOOK
1) All Riders will receive a Road Book which will indicate the itinerary which has been identified 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 a Road Section running on an existing track will feature in the Road Book
as a solid line.
A Selective Section or a Road Section running ‘off-track’ will feature in the Road Book as a broken
line.
3) It is only authorised to carry on the Rider and his Machine, the route notes for the current Event
(official Road Book), the opening car’s modifications, 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 with the exception of photographic satellite maps.
Riders who do not respect these rules will be refused the start or will be disqualified.
4) The Road Book for the first Stage will be given at the briefing on 3rd January 2015 at 1.00pm in
Buenos Aires.
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 out from 2.00pm at the Competitors’ tent at the Bivouac. They will remain the
property of the Rider.
5) Following the passage of the Organisers’ opening team, any modifications will be given out with
the Road Book at the TC at the Finish of the Stage and posted each day, before 06.00pm or during
the Briefing at the latest, at the Bivouac, under the control and responsibility of the Organisation.
6) The Rider must, in all cases, adapt his 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) When Stages or Stages’ Sections are different for the Bike - Quad and Car - Truck categories, the
Organisation will distribute specific Road Books for each category of Machine / Vehicle.
Each Rider is responsible for his Road Book and must check that the one received corresponds to his
category.
18P
18P1
OFFICIAL ITINERARY
GENERAL
1) The Official Race itinerary (Selective Sections and Road Sections) is recorded in the GPS supplied
to the Rider. The chronological validation of each Waypoint (WPV, WPM, WPE, WPS, DZ, FZ, CP)
identified in the Road Book guarantees the conformity of the route by Riders. 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 on some sensitive points, such as :
dangers 3 (!!!), crossings of roads, gas/oil pipeplines, 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 Rider’s responsibility to make sure that these modifications have been made.
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3) With the exception of the Bivouac’s coordinates, no coordinates of Waypoints will be
communicated in the Road Book.
18P2
PUBLIC ZONES
1) Public Zones will be positioned alongside the itinerary, on one or several points of the Selective
Sections, depending on the Stages. They will be intended to group the spectators.
These zones will feature in the Road Book. A specific vigilance is requested from the Rider while
crossing these zones.
2) The Service Crews / Vehicles are not permitted to go there, except if these zones feature on the
itinerary of theirRoad Book for that day.
3) Signposting will be forbidden, under penalty that may go as far as Disqualification.
19P
19P1
FUNCTIONING OF THE GPS
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
ASS
Opening : 3 km
Validation : 90 m
Opening : 800 m
Validation : 200 m
m
m
DSS
2) Between 2 WPM or WPS, the GPS will only show the compass heading and the speed.
Once the Machine has entered a 800 m radius around a WPM or a 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
preceeding Waypoint has been passed. In the case where the Rider has not validated the preceeding
Waypoint, the information will be displayed on the screen, once the radius of 3km around the WPE
has been penetrated.
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3) The Rider must respect the chronological order of the Waypoints of the Stage concerned. If it is
not the case, the GPS will only display the compass heading followed and speed. However, the Rider
can force the GPS to align itself on another Waypoint using the key “W+” or “W-”.
19P2
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 Disqualification, depending on the Stage’s profile
and the number of kilometres missed.
In the case of Waypoints being added by the opening team, a new list indicating the number of the
Waypoints and penalties will be posted on the official notice boards.
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.
19P3
NAVIGATION
MANDATORY: Due to safety reasons, the GPS must be imperatively mounted on a rigid support; it
cannot be installed on a mud guard or a wheel protection (Quad). Every assembly not conforming to
the Scrutineering will lead to start rejection.
1) All navigation equipment of whatever type is controlled, especially the function GPS. The bringing
and possession of any system not explicitly mentioned in this Regulations is forbidden and will result
in Disqualification and that irrespective of the mode and technology used to evaluate or estimate
one’s position.
2) GPS UNIK II
The mounting of a GPS of a unique model, excluding any other type of GPS, supplied by the
Organisers’ supplier is compulsory.
This equipment must be mounted according to the instructions supplied. It is the Riders’
responsibility to correctly install the necessary mechanical, electrical and electronical elements
before Scrutineering and that with the aid of the installation kits purchased from the exclusive
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 be flexible and use
the silent blocks supplied.
This equipment is personalised, with a series number attributed to a Rider. No changes may be
made without authorisation from the GPS supplier. Any exchange of equipment between Machines 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 Organiser 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; and this, by any means.
4) Mechanical Tripmeter of the Rider' choice (compulsory)
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.
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5) Odometer of GPS Unik II (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 II.
6) Magnetic or electronic compass of the Rider' choice (optional)
Indicator of the compass heading of the Machine, 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.
7) General
a) The use of GPS points other than those supplied by the Organiser for Dakar Argentina –
Bolivia – Chile 2015 is forbidden.
This equipment may perform only one function (compass, odometer, etc.) with the exception of the
odometer and compass functions of the GPS Unik.
Only the linking of the GPS and the GPS compass heading, speed, odometer repeater (unique
models) and Speedox is authorised.
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 inertial or
estimation 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 in particular all computer or electronic navigational systems, 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 are also forbidden.
IMPORTANT: ANY KIND OF DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM IS AUTHORISED ON MACHINES PROVIDING
THAT IT IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH A GPS SYSTEM, AT RISK OF DISQUALIFICATION.
c) The presence of all non-justifiable wiring is forbidden (electricity supplies, aerials, pickups, 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 presence of or possession of forbidden systems;
 the prescence of pre-equipment or cabling permitting the later installation of nonhomologated equipment.
d) The carrying or use of any kind of device or system other than those authorised may lead
to Disqualification.
In a case of doubt regarding the features of an authorised device, but of the competitor’s choice, its
use/transport might be forbidden.
20P
UNBLOCKING THE GPS
For safety reasons, the Rider has the possibility of unblocking the GPS by inputting a specific code:
‘WPM’ Code
This code, given by the PC at the request of the Rider via the Iritrack, activates the usual functions
of a GPS and makes all the next Waypoints visible.
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All use of this code will result in the following penalties:
 from the 1st to the 3rd utilisation: 6 hours per utilisation for the first 15 in the General
Classification and A.S.O. Elite Riders, 3 hours for other Riders.
 the 4th utilisation will result in Disqualification for all Riders.
21P
SPEED CONTROL ZONES - DEFINITIONS
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 Rider and his Machine must pass at less than 90 m (radius around the
Waypoint “DZ”), on pain of penalties for missing Waypoints (Article 19P2);
 In a radius of 3 km of this point (in the case of a WPS) the Rider’s GPS will become active
(DTW, CTW and arrow) so as to guide the Rider to this point;
 90 m before this GPS point, Riders 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.
2) The Speed Control Zone
The Control Zone will appear permanently on the Rider’s GPS screen, once the entry Waypoint is
validated. The Rider can in no way claim not to know either the entrance nor exit of the zone.
The speed of a Machine 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
 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;
 Rider 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 Rider must pass at less than 90 m (radius around the WPE « FZ »)
(penalties: see Article 19P2).
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SPEED CONTROL ZONE WITH A
WPS AND A WPE
R = 90 m
ZONE EXIT
TOLÉRANCE
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
BRAKING
TOLERANCE
ZONE ENTRY
R = 90 m
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- 1 box of Road
Book
- 1 Safety or Eclipse
Waypoint (WPS or
WPE)
- Activation Zone of
the GPS within a 3
km radius (WPS)
- Deceleration Zone
over 90 m
-Tolerance zone
over 90 m
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22P
CONTROL PROCEDURE
1) Throughout the duration of the Rally, the Rider is held responsible for the checking of the working
order of the GPS downloaded by the Organiser.
2) The GPS(s) must be working and remain connected permanently with its power supply and aerial
plugged in, throughout the entire Stage.
3) Any incident that is the fault of the Rider (loss, destruction, switching off, etc.) and 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
25P1.2).
Penalties applied will be identical to those for Riders who have failed to enter the day’s code into
their GPS.
4) Checks will be carried out at the Finish of Stages. The Rider must put his GPS on the CHECK
screen on his arrival at the Time Control. 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 countersigned by the Rider. The controller will then hand a copy to the Rider and will
send a copy to the Race Direction.
5) Any



refusal to sign will result in the following penalties:
1st refusal :
10 minutes;
2nd refusal :
1 hour;
3rd refusal :
Disqualification.
6) In the case of a protest, accompanied by the appropriate deposit, the Rider has 30 minutes after
notification to make a written protest to the Race Direction. The GPS will then be dismantled and
sealed by a GPS technician in the presence of the Rider before being examined by a GPS technician
who will hand his report to the Race Direction and to the Rider.
23P
23P1
TRAFFIC-SPEED
GENERAL
1) In the event of an infringement of the traffic laws committed by a Rider participating in the Event,
traffic agents, 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
Rider 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 Stage during which the infringement was
committed;
b) that the statements are sufficiently detailed for the identity of the offending Rider 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.
2) In Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, all Vehicles must have their lights on, when riding on roads. This
compulsory step also applies to Selective Sections.
23P2
GOING THROUGH SPEED CONTROL ZONES (EXCEPT MAXIMUM SPEED)
1) In areas defined as “Speed Control Zones”, the speed of the Machine both on Selective Sections
and Road Sections is limited to 30, 50 or 90 kph.
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2) In the case where the local speed limit is lower, it applies. Additionally it is the Rider’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 in no way be used in any appeal.
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 Finish of
the Selective Section and/or upon arrival at the Bivouac, according to exactly the same procedure as
described in Article 22P.
6) When speeding, an impulsion is recorded in the GPS at least every 150 m and the speeds are
displayed on the speed page of the GPS « SPD ». On arriving at the Finish of the Selective Section
and/or the Bivouac, a controller will note all speeding and indicate the offence to the Rider.
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 of the 90 m radius 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
DÉCÉLÉRATION
BRAKING TOLERANCE
R = 90 m
Section 1, penalised at 50 kph
Section 2, penalised at 90 kph
ACCÉLÉRATION 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
DÉCÉLÉRATION
BRAKING BRAKING
R = 90 m
DÉCÉLÉRATION
Section 1, penalised at 90 kph
Section 2, penalised at 50 kph
ACCÉLÉRATION TOLERANCE
SPEED CONTROL ZONE
GPS’s
indications
Penalties, if speed
over :
23P3
90 kph
50 kph
PULSE SIGNAL (IMPULSION)
1) If the Rider disagrees with the infringements noted he must make a written protest, accompanied
by a deposit, which they must then hand to the Race Direction within 30 minutes of notification, so
that the GPS can be further examined.
2) Any speeding recorded by the GPS will be penalised as follows:

between 1 and 15 kph :
1 minute x the number of impulsions + fine of €100;

between 16 and 40 kph :
2 minutes x the number of impulsions + fine of €200;

more than 40 kph :
1st impulsion :
2nd successive impulsion:
3rd successive impulsion:
4th successive impulsion:
5 minutes + fine of €300;
10 minutes + a fine of €500;
15 minutes + a fine of €700;
60 minutes + a fine of €1.500.
3) All repeated offences will incur a fine of €1,000 up to Disqualification.
4) NB: 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 the start.
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23P4
SPEED LIMITS – ROAD SECTIONS (MAXIMUM SPEED)
1) Independently of Speed Control Zones (Article 23P2), the maximum speed will be limited and
checked on all Road Sections, except in specific cases specified by a Bulletin 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,
which is for Bikes and Quads :
Argentina:
100 kph,
Bolivie:
80 kph,
Chile:
110 kph.
2) On Road Sections, an impulsion 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
22P.
3) Any overtaking of maximum speed recorded by the GPS will be sanctioned by the Clerk of Course
according to the following penalties :
 From 1 to 20 kph:
30 seconds x impulsion + a fine of €100;
 From 21 to 40 kph:
1 minute x impulsion + a fine of €200;
 Over 40 kph:
5 minutes x impulsion + a fine of €300.
Over 3 successive implusions, penalties to be decided by the International Jury, up to
Disqualification.
24P
24P1
ACCIDENT - WITHDRAWAL
ACCIDENT
1) In the case of an accident involving injuries, it is imperative that the Rider 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) The Rider must, if he is conscious and capable of moving:
 make the area safe by simultaneously pushing the 2 blue buttons on the GPS to activate the
alarm function on the Sentinel, so as to inform other Riders/Competitors arriving in the area,
 push the red button on the Iritrack to inform the Race Control (PCO) of the accident,
 push the blue button on the Iritrack to be able to communicate with Race Control (PCO) and
inform them of the situation.
In the case of the Iritrack malfunctioning, if the Rider cannot communicate with Race Control (PCO),
he must let off his Sarsat distress beacon.
3) If the Machine represents a danger to other Riders / Competitors or, to make safe the area of the
accident, the Rider must place his helmet in an appropriate position, at least 50 m before the
Machine, so as to warn other Riders / Competitors. All Riders failing to respect this rule are liable to
penalties at the discretion of the International Jury.
4) Any Rider involved in an accident which results in physical harm, or not, can be subject to an
investigation by the International Jury. Depending on the circumstances, penalties may be applied,
including Disqualification.
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5) In case of an accident or a litigation between a Car/Truck Team and a Bike/Quad Rider in a
Selective Section, the Rider must prepare a written statement addressed to the Bike/Quad Clerk of
Course who will submit it to the Car/Truck Clerk of Course who in turn will make a decision on the
continuation. As well, the Car/Truck Team or its Team Manager can deposit a written declaration of
the facts to the Car/Truck Clerk of the Course.
24P2
ASSISTANCE IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT OF ANOTHER RIDER / COMPETITOR
1) It must be remembered that ethics demand that a Rider who 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 resources are implemented to shorten the intervention
times.
2) Any Rider who witnesses an accident placing another Rider/Competitor in physical danger must:
 stop;
 make the area safe by simultaneously pushing the 2 blue buttons on the GPS to activate the
the alarm function of the Sentinel, so as to inform other Riders/Competitors arriving in the
area;
 press the red button on his Iritrack;
 give the first aid to the person(s) injured and get information on (his)their condition;
 call the Race Control (PCO) via his Iritrack (blue button) to report the situation;
 wait for the rescue service or another Rider/Competitor to arrive;
 press the green button on his Iritrack, to inform that he is leaving the scene.
If it is impossible to communicate with the Race Control (PCO) via the Iritrack, the Rider arriving at
the scene of the accident must let off the Sarsat distress beacon of the crashed Rider/competitor, or
if this cannot be found, his own distress beacon.
Riders who witness the accident, do not risk being disqualified if they let off their own Sarsat
distress beacon for the injured Rider/Competitor.
3) The total stopping time (if more than 3 minutes) between the 2 Iritrack alerts (red button on
arriving and green button on leaving) will be deducted from the time taken to cover the Selective
Section of the same day, but only for the first two Riders to stop at the scene of the accident, upon
the request of the Rider to the Race Direction, made within a maximum of 30 minutes after finishing
his day’s Stage.
The total stopping time can be checked and validated by the Iritrack and/or by the GPS Unik II.
4) Any Rider which fails to comply with the prescriptions of the present Article 24P2 will be reported
to the International Jury who may impose penalties as provided for in the Sporting Code.
24P3
WITHDRAWALS – DISQUALIFICATION
1) In the case of retirement, it is imperative that the Rider informs, by all possible means, and as
quickly as possible, the Race Control (PCO)
(which phone number will be communicated from September 2014).
Failure to respect this important safety clause will result in the refusal of the Rider of all future
applications to take part in any rally organised by the Organiser.
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 Rider in question being liable for the
financial costs of search operations and the request to the Riders’ National Federation for further
sanctions, upon the discretion of the International Jury.
2) In the case of withdrawal due to mechanical breakdown, the Rider must imperatively spend a
night out on the track before letting off his Sarsat distress beacon, if he has not yet been picked up
by the Sweeper Truck.
The letting off, without medical reason, of the Sarsat distress beacon, will result in Disqualification,
as well as the financial liability of the Rider concerned, in the case of intervention by the
Organisation.
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IMPORTANT: As soon as the Rider decides to retire, he must let the Race Control know about his
intentions regarding his way back (for himself and his material):
 if he goes back to the Bivouac, present himself to the Competitors’ Department;
 if he does not go back to the Bivouac, call the Race Control.
3) In the case of withdrawal, it is the Rider’ responsibility to ensure that safety material is returned
as fast as possible to the relevant suppliers: 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 Center, near the « Malles Moto ».
The Rider is recommended not to leave the safety material in his Machine in case he has to abandon
it on the track.
Under no circumstance can the Organiser be held responsible for the disappearance or loss of this
type of material.
4) The transporting of a Rider and/or of his Machine by helicopter or aboard any other means of
transport during all or part of a Stage will result in Disqualification from the race.
Rider that has 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 transport a Rider and/or a
Machine with the Clerk of Course’s approval.
5) A Rider, disqualified or having withdrawn, must leave the Rally and remove his race numbers and
rally plates. He must not either ride or stop on the Rally itinerary on the day of the Rally’s passing or
on days preceding the Rally’s passing. Failure to respect this clause will result in a request to the
Rider’ National Federation for sanctions.
24P4
CLOSING THE TRACK
1) The Organisers’ «Sweeper Trucks» will close the Rally track.
It is impossible to guarantee that the Sweeper Truck will pass by the exact spot where a Machine
has broken down. The Sweeper Trucks will pick up individuals and broken down Machines. It is the
Rider’s responsibility to indicate his exact position to the Race Control (PCO) using the safety
equipment aboard.
2) Any Rider who abandons his Machine before the passage of the Sweeper Truck does so entirely at
his own responsibility. The Organiser cannot be held responsible, in any way, in case of damage or
theft.
No claims for damages may be made against the Organiser in the case of theft of his Machine.
3) Any Rider who refuses to take a place aboard the Sweeper Truck does so entirely at his own
responsibility and must sign a disclaimer which will be given to him by the members of the
Organisation in charge of closing the track.
No action may be taken against the Organiser in the case where the Rider refuses to board the
Sweeper Truck. However, said disclaimer will not result in Disqualification of the Rider if he manages
to make repairs and to get to the Bivouac on time, following the entire route.
4) «Sweeper Trucks» cannot transport quads.
24P5
REPATRIATION OF MACHINES
1) In the case where the Rider that has withdrawn has respected the procedures outlined in Article
24P3 and where the Sweeper Truck has brought the Machine to the Bivouac, the Organiser will
provide a repatriation service for Machines to France for all Riders having loaded their Machine in the
boat at Le Havre.
All abandoned Machines will be transported to Buenos Aires.
Except in the case where the Rider indicates to the contrary this will be done automatically and is
included in the entry fee.
The Organisers undertake to take the greatest of care during the transport of Machines but will
accept no liability for the condition of the Machine on its arrival at the point of repatriation. The
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Organisers will accept no liability concerning the wheels and trunks transported, either regarding
their condition on arrival or for theft.
2) Despite the considerable means put in place by the Organiser, it is sometimes the case that
Machines left on the track cannot be found and picked up during the Rally. Nevertheless, thanks to
the work of our correspondents in the countries crossed, these Machines are often repatriated after
the Rally, though the time frame for this repatriation is variable. In this case the Rider will be
informed by the Organiser of the new costs and conditions entailed which are entirely the Rider’s
responsibility.
In any case, The Organization cannot be considered responsible for damages or loss of equipment of
any sort.
24P6
DESTROYED MACHINES (COMPLETE OR PARTIAL DESTRUCTION)
If a Machine is damaged (accident, fire, destruction, etc.), the Rider 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 Organisation.
Then, the Rider must approach the Organisation to find out what to do.
The Machine must be returned immediately to the embarkation port leaving Argentina where the
local authorities will decide, depending on the state of the Machine, whether it should be reexported, destroyed, or whether cancellation of its temporary import is justified. Any additional
repatriation costs must be paid by the Rider.
In addition to the risks incurred locally by failure to comply with the rules in force (fines,
impoundment of Machine/Rider, etc.), a demand of sanctions will be made to the National
Federation of any Rider found to have breached this rule.
In the case of damaged Machines that came on the road, the Riders must approach the Organisation
to find out what to do.
25P
25P1
RIDER’S CODE
SENTINEL FUNCTION OF THE GPS
1) With a view to making overtaking safer, the Sentinel function of the GPS (a system that signals to
a Rider/Competitor that he can be overtaken) is compulsory for all categories.
2) The GPS - Sentinel must be in operation throughout the running of each Stage and must be
connected directly to the battery of the Machine.
The operation of the GPS-Sentinel is the responsibility of the Rider.
If it is noted that the system is not in operation, through the fault of the Rider, the following
penalties will apply:
 1 hour for Riders classified among the first 15 overall, and A.S.O. Elite Riders;
 €300 for the other Riders.
3) A Rider/Machine caught by a Car / Truck must do whatever is necessary to pull over and allow
himself to be overtaken.
Any Rider/Machine running in a Selective Section which has received several audible warnings within
a given time and which has not pulled over to allow the other Rider / Competitor to overtake may be
sanctioned at the International Jury’s discretion, as follows:
 15 minutes for Riders classified among the first 15 overall and A.S.O. Elite Riders;
 €300 for other Riders.
4) All contested cases will be treated by the International Jury, following an audition with the two
parties concerned. Depending on the circumstances, the International Jury may apply other
penalties (time or financial), notably to the best placed Rider of the Team of the Rider 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 notified.
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25P2
RIDER’S CODE
1) General
a) The Rider must behave with respect both on the route and with regard to:
 authorities and citizens in the countries that are travelled through,
 other Riders/Competitors,
 the Organisation’s personnel.
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 Rider will be judged by the International Jury, who may impose a penalty which can go as far as
Disqualification or allow an organiser to refuse the entry of the incriminated Rider(s) or to refuse
them the start.
c) For safety reasons, during the Rally, it is strictly prohibited to make demonstrations with
the Machine: burn, show, dangerous manoeuvre, etc. in the Public Zones.
2) Sale / transfer of Machine FORBIDDEN
In case of withdrawal, or after the end of the Rally, it is strictly forbidden for a Rider, a Dakar Team
Manager, the owner of a vehicle or any other person of the Team to transfer or sell his/her/a
Machine 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 Machine/Rider, etc.), any Rider found to have breached this rule will not be
permitted to enter the Dakar Rally for 5 years; this also applies to all the persons involved and/or
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 vice versa 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.
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 the Machine / Rider, etc.), any Rider found to have breached this rule will be
penalised with a fine from €500 up to Disqualification.
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4) Mandatory steps with regard to customs formalities (ALL CATEGORIES)
a) Packing list
 The ‘Packing List’ is defined as the mandatory and official administrative document of the
temporary importation of each Machine / Vehicle, whatever category it is registered in, race
and Service;
 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;
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 onboard of each Vehicle including information on the
Machine / Vehicle itself.
This list must be scrupulously identical from the moment it leaves Europe to the moment it
departs Argentina for the Machines / 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
Machines/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 the Machine / Rider, etc.), any Rider 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.
c) Procedure to follow when withdrawing
In the case of withdrawal of a Service Vehicle, in addition to complying with Article 15.2
requirements of Service Regulations, its Driver is obliged, without delay, toinform the customs
declarant as well as the Competitors’ Department about the vehicle’s status, location and action
taken to transport the vehicle back to: either in the Argentinean port to embark for Le Havre, or to
the vehicle’s country of origin if it did not embark in Le Havre on the Organiser’s ferry.
5) 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’.
This specific logo representing these Sensitive Zones will featured on the third column of the
Road Book (Article 17P1 & appendix 8).
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Any Rider failing to respect these Sensitive Zones will be penalised in the following manner:
 1st infraction :
€1,000 + 15 minutes,
 repeated offence :
Disqualification.
25P3
SATELLITE TELEPHONE / GSM
1) For safety reasons, the presence of a satellite telephone and/or a GSM phone (except PDA or
GSM phones featuring a GPS function or maps) is authorised.
Attention, network coverage may be very weak in places. It is preferable to be equipped with an
Iridium satellite phone.
2) The reachable phone number(s) must be given during Administrative Checks. Except for cases
explained on the following point 3), in no case may telephones be in « on » mode during Selective
Sections. Spot checks will be made.
3) During Selective Sections, only in case of problems may telephones be used, with the Machine
stopped, to signal a withdrawal, an accident or a breakdown. Beforehand, the Rider will have to
inform the Race Control (PCO) of his situation via his Iritrack.
4) On Road Sections, these telephones may be used, only when stopped.
5) During Selective Sections, no transmissions (to or from the Machine) of the type SMS, MMS, or of
data is authorised. All equipment (data cables, infra red, Blue Tooth, Wi-Fi or others) is forbidden.
6) Only the phone feature is authorised. On the spot checks will be made.
7) All infractions will result in penalties up to and including Disqualification.
25P4
RADIO AND TRANSMISSIONS
1) Only the following aerials will be authorised:
 single race GPS, supplied by the Organisation’s supplier;
 Iridium linked to the Iritrack and supplied by the Organisation’s supplier;
To the Disqualification of all other types of aerial, linked or not, of standard type C, D+, M, mini M,
Argos, radios, telephone, etc. All infractions may result in Disqualification from the race.
2) Radio means
Only Walkie Talkies operating on one single frequency, used within the confines of the Bivouac are
authorised. If they are not supplied by the Organisation’s radio supplier (Astrium), an authorisation
must be requested 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 Machine/vehicle and an exterior base or another
vehicle, other than Iritrack and the distress beacon, are forbidden.
4) Data
All data transmission systems, that allow the tracking of Vehicles and management of machine fleets
is forbidden, and that whatever the means or technical system used, on the pain of Disqualification
from the race, with the exception of Iritrack and Sentinel.
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25P5
IRITRACK
1) The Iritrack is a system that allows vehicles to be followed by satellite, provided by the
Organisation and compulsory for all Riders/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 3 minute stop,
 abnormal inclination (inclination meter) followed by a stop of 3 minutes.
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, when in doubt, the Race Control (PCO) can contact a Rider
/ Competitor by telephone.
2) Throughout the Rally, the Rider is responsible for the correct functioning of his 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 Rider (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 International Jury.
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.
25P6
ON BOARD CAMERAS
1) The Rider is obliged to accept the fitting of a GoPro type camera of which characteristics are
detailed as follows:
 Dimensions : 1.6" x 2.4" x 1.2" (42 x 60 x 30 mm)
 Weight : 179g battery and box included.
2) The cameras will be set up:
 On the helmet with a headband, adhesive fittings, suction pad or any other system which can
be fixed on the helmet without modifying the security parameters;
 On the Machines with suction pads or any other system which can be fixed on the Machines
without modifying the security parameters.
These systems will be installed temporarily on Machines as required by the Organisation. All refusal
will result in the start being refused.
3) The Rider will have to switch the camera on depending on the information given by the technician
in charge of the camera fitting. The camera must function and remain permanently connected, with
power cables and aerials connected, throughout the Stage.
4) All incidents caused by Riders (loss, destruction, switching off, etc.) and/or all attempts at fraud
or manipulation will result in penalties to be decided upon by the International Jury.
26P
26P1
RECONNAISSANCE AND OPENING OF THE ROUTE
RECONNAISSANCE
1) The Organiser’s reconnaissance team will verify that the route is accessible to all race Vehicles.
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2) The reconnaissance team shall consist of persons showing significant experience of CrossCountries Rallies.
26P2
OPENING OF THE ROUTE
The Organiser puts in place a team, whose mission is to verify the entire route a few days ahead of
the race, under his responsibility.
The opening vehicles are equipped according to the “Reconnaissance and Route Opening Guidelines”
of the FIA.
27P
27P1
SERVICE AND REFUELLING
GENERAL
1) During Selective Sections, any service except that expressly allowed in the current Regulations is
forbidden (except between Riders/Competitors 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, 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 Books which are available from the Organiser.
4) All infractions of the Service Regulations will incur penalties up to and including Disqualification.
All assisted Riders are responsible for their Service Vehicle & Crews.
5) A Rider/Competitor may be temporarily or permanently deprived of his/her service vehicle and
the material it transports, depending on the gravity of the infraction committed.
27P2
BIKE - QUAD MARATHON STAGE
1) Service is ONLY authorised between Bike - Quad Riders still in race.
No outside Service is authorised.
2) The Rider and/or Machine are not allowed to go outside the Bivouac enclosure defined by the
Organisation.
3) An engine change between Riders is authorised after having notified the Technical person in
charge. Penalties will apply to both Riders.
4) The repositioning request is not allowed during the first day of a Marathon Stage.
5) The two wheels / tyres for Bikes and four wheels / tyres (+ the spare ones) for Quads will be
marked the day preceding the Marathon Stage.
The Rider or his service must have prepared and have at the Official’s disposal the wheels/tyres that
will be marked.
Wheels / tyres cannot be replaced by tyres that are not marked during the two days of a Marathon
Stage.
In the case where this is not respected, penalties for “forbidden Service” will apply.
6) Only the sporting penalties will 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.
7) The Organiser will make a workshop truck available to Riders with access to: air, water and basic
tools.
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27P3
AUTHORISED SERVICE
1) Only service vehicles and service Crews officially entered in the race or as service are authorised
to transport service materials that must weight no more than the weight limit imposed by the
International Convention for Road traffic.
2) Service is authorised
a) On the route of a Selective Section
By the Crews of a car, a Rider riding a Machine (Bike or Quad) or a Truck officially entered in and
still in the race.
By a registered service 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 Crews of a car, a Rider riding a Machine (Bike or Quad) or a Truck officially entered in and
still in the race.
By vehicles in the service group 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 Crews of a car, a Rider riding a Machine (Bike or 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 Machines 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 Machine has taken the Start of the Selective Section, service at the Bivouac (under
conditions described in point c) is authorised providing the Rider with his Machine 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, the Rider must move away from the tracks to the Bivouac, without incurring penalties.
e) In authorised zones
Service zones may be allowed and will be shown in the race and Service Road Books.
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 sent back and will not remain nor be sold on the Chilean territory.
In case of infringement to this Article, the Competitor and his Team will be refused the Event entry
for 5 years.
27P4
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.
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 (with a supplement of 50% of the entry fee) or to leave the itinerary of the
Rally.
Penalties for the Rider concerned:
- Penalty going up to 6 hours at the International Jury’s discretion for a Selective Section;
- Penalty going up to 3 hours at the International Jury’s discretion on a Road Section.
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Repeat offence: Disqualification of the concerned Rider.
3) Carrying out unauthorised service by a person and/or vehicle registered in the Service category
and any presence of service Vehicle/crews on a Road Section, a Start or a Finish of a Selective
Section when they do not feature on the Service Road Book, will result in the following penalties:
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1st infringement: Penalties applied to the concerned Rider:
- Penalties that may be up to 6 hours at the International Jury’s discretion in a Selective
Section;
- Penalties that may be up to 3 hours at the International Jury’s discretion in a Road Section.
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Infringement: Disqualification of the Rider and his Service in all cases.
4) Any dropping or parachuting of spare parts in a Stage will lead to penalties from 6 hours to
Disqualification.
5) 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.
6) Signposting or the transmission of information by any means will be sanctioned by a 3 hours +
€500 penalty per infringement, for the concerned Rider.
7) 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 Riders still in the race will lead to the immediate Disqualification of all the
participants having a link with one of these means.
8) All airborne service not controlled by the Organisers will lead to penalties from 6 hours to
Disqualification. All repeated offences will lead to Disqualification.
Airborne service is considered as any presence on a Stage of an aircraft having aboard any person
with any link whatsoever with a Rider of a race Machine and any transport of service materials
(tools, generators, lights, compressors, etc.) in private planes or planes chartered by the
Organisers.
27P5 DAKAR TEAM MANAGER
1) The Organiser is the only one able to allow, or not, any person as a Dakar Team Manager.
Conforming to the definition of “Dakar Team Manager” (Article 3P36), the Dakar Team Manager will
have to make an accreditation request before November, 1st 2014, to the Organisation Sporting
Department and pay the amount of €500 before the Administrative Checks, if he doesn’t travel in
the plane. The accreditation is nominative and non-transmissible.
a) The Dakar Team Manager is obliged to attend the specific Dakar Team Manager Briefing
organized during the Administrative Checks (time and place will be communicated in December) as
well as to the general Briefing on January, 3rd , 2015 in Buenos Aires. He also has to attend the
Briefing each night at the Bivouac.
b) In no case can this accreditation have a sporting value as defined by the FIM regulations.
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c) When the Selective Sections’ Finishes are located on the Service itineraries or within 50
km of the Bivouac, the Dakar Team Manager is authorised to go there. No mechanical intervention
in the Machine is authorized.
He will have to, when requesting his accreditation, declare in writing to the Organisation Sporting
Department the number and type of vehicle used as well as his number in the race and/or Service
category.
d) At no time can he be on the Selective Section itinerary, except on a special authorization
of the Clerk of Course.
In case of infringement, the assisted Rider(s) will receive a penalty up to Disqualification.
e) During Administrative Checks, at the Bike Officials’ desk, the Dakar Team Manager will
have to approve and sign the list of Racers, Race and/or Service category Machines and Vehicles
which are subscribed under his responsibility for the Organisation and submit it to the Clerk of
Course so as to be given his accreditation.
27P6
TEAM’S AIRCRAFT
A Team will benefit, depending on availability of seats and on payment of the the entry fee, from
transport on the Organisation’s aircraft.
A Team member travelling in the plane is not allowed to transport tools and spare parts. In case of
infringement, the assisted Rider(s) will receive a penalty up to Disqualification.
Within the same Team, it will be possible to enroll one or more persons for a spot as Dakar Team
Manager (plane); these persons will possibly be able to alternate their spot in the Team Manager’s
plane and the Service Vehicle. No change of name will be possible during the Event, except in the
case of great circumstances observed and judged to be so by the International Jury.
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]
27P7
FUEL – REFUELING – AUTONOMY
1) Fuel
a) Riders will have to use available « commercial fuel » produced by a petrol company and
sold via their service station network. Fuel may have a maximum octane rating of 98, without any
addition other than this of a lubricating product freely available for sale that does not increase the
octane rating. Only air may be mixed with fuel.
b) The fuel set up for by the Organiser have the following octane rating:
In Argentina:
o Petrol station:
98
o Barrels:
98
In Bolivia, Marathon Stage:
o No refuelling will be done in petrol station.
o Only in barrels:
95
In Chile:
o Petrol station:
97
o Barrels:
97
Only the petrol stations mentioned by the Organiser on the Road Book warranty the octane ratings
here above mentioned.
c) The use of special fuels is strictly forbidden on pain of penalties up to and including
Disqualification. Checks will be made.
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2) Autonomy
Each Rider is responsible for calculating his fuel range. In no case may Rider make any claims
against the Organiser if his Machine fails to cover the minimum distance of 250 km, regardless of
the nature of the terrain.
For safety, a 10% margin is indispensable, i.e. a range of 275 km.
3) Refuelling during a Selective Section
The Rider alone is responsible for refuelling.
A 15 minute neutralisation will be put in place each time refuelling is carried out during a Selective
Section. Refuelling must be done with the engine cut.
Each refuelling will be preceded by a CP. After having given in his Time Card, each Rider must take
their Machine to the refuelling truck. Fuel will be distributed in order of arrival at the CP.
After having refuelled, the Rider must present himself to the Neutralisation control, where he will
recover his Time Card. A new start will be given at the end of the Neutralisation.
All external service on a Machine is forbidden during refuelling on pain of penalties at the discretion
of the International Jury. Only Riders (Bike & Quad) are allowed to help other Riders.
The cost of fuel provided by the Organiser is included in the entry fee. It consists of refuelling from
barrels of lead-free 95 during Selective Section (27P73) and at the Bivouac (27P7.4).
4) Petrol refuelling on Road Sections and at the Bivouac
a) On Road Sections and in stage towns (at Bivouacs) where service stations can supply
Super 95 or 98, it is the responsibility of Riders to fill up at their own expense. It is strongly advised
to refuel at the petrol stations selected by the Organiser.
b) Where there is no service station near the Bivouac, the Organiser will provide fuel at the
Bivouac, which will be delivered in barrels. This fuel is included in the Machine/Vehicle entry fee.
5) Refuelling at Bivouac
Due to safety and environmental reasons, Machines must imperatively be refuelled in the specific
area of refuelling in the Bivouac by the means provided by the Organization; lack of compliance with
this Article will result in Disqualification.
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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;
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legal proceedings;
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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
Riders / Competitors and their Service Crews;
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 the Rally finish on 20th January 2015 at
midday in Buenos Aires and covers Riders / Competitors and their Service Crews and Service
Vehicles.
During this period, Riders / 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 port of return embarkation 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.
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
REMINDER
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 countries 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;
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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.
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 Dakar 2015
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.
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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.
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 DAKAR 2015, 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.
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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:
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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
(co-driver, 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 to the port of reembarkation 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.
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 consultations.
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.
3) EXLUSIONS
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;
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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.
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THIRD PARTY COVER
The Organiser has arranged a Third Party Cover 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 Third Party Cover
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.
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).
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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 the Vehicles from the Locked Park at the port
of return 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),
therefore from 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.
- 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.
- Are expressly excluded all the dangerous road behaviours (demonstration, show, burn, etc.) during
the Rally.
Vehicles disqualified or having withdrawn will still be covered only upon the condition they rejoin
Buenos Aires or the port of reembarkation in Argentina by the most direct route from the place they
withdrew or by the Event’s itinerary.
In the case of accident, the Rider / Competitor or his representative must make a written statement,
within 24 hours, to the Clerk of the 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 Rider / Competitor thus enters the 2015 Dakar Rally Argentina – Bolivia - Chile fully aware of
the risks this Rally could lead them to take.
Circulation in the Bivouac
The Organisation requests and obliges all Competitors who use a transportation means that is not a
machine or vehicle registered in the race: Mini-bikes, quads, scooters o any other machine with
wheels, to take out an insurance for these Machines / Vehicles in case of a potential accident.
These Machines / Vehicles must be covered by an iNsurance even though they do not go out of the
Bivouac.
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PERSONAL 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.
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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 happened
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.
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TIME CARDS
1) At the start of a Stage, the Rider will be given a Time Card on which the Target Times and the
Maximum Times Allowed 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 Rider is responsible for his personal 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 Rider 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.
4) The Rider is obliged, under pain of penalties which may go as far as Disqualification, to have his
passage checked at all points mentioned on his 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) The fact of losing a Time Card or not taking it at the Start TC will lead to a 5 minutes penalty
which is applied to the General Classification.
6) To facilitate the process and gain time at Passage Controls and Time Controls, the Time Card
must be placed in a pocket, with an opening in Velcro, on the fuel tank, or at the place where the
main fuel tank is usually situated.
If this is not the case, the Marshals will not look for Time Cards in pockets or any other place not
defined above.
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CONTROL ZONES
1) All controls, i.e. Time Controls, Start and Finish of Selective Sections, Passage Controls will be
indicated by means of a standardised double sign.
2) The beginning of the Control Zone 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 Zone, 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 Rider 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 Controls zones.
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4) It is strictly forbidden to enter and/or leave a Control Zone from any direction other than that
prescribed by the Road Book and/or to re-enter a Control Zone once checking in has taken place at
this control. In that case :
 1st infringement:
a 10-minute penalty,
 1st repeated offence:
a 1-hour penalty,
 2nd repeated offence: Disqualification or Fixed Penalty when existing.
5) The official time is the GPS time.
The target check-in time is the responsibility of the Rider 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, in Bolivia and Chile.
6) Control posts shall be ready to function 30 minutes before the target time for the passage of the
first Rider. Unless the Clerk of Course decides otherwise, they will cease to operate 1 hour after the
target time for the last Rider.
The Time Controls (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
Rider/Competitor.
7) On pain of a penalty which may go as far as Disqualification, the Rider is 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 International Jury following a written report by the marshal
in charge of the control post).
8) A Machine must move by its own means, using the starter power is allowed.
If the Machine is unable to move, pushing and/or pulling by a Rider / Competitor in the race is
allowed, or by a service Crews or service vehicle when the race and the service route follow the
same itinerary.
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TIME CONTROLS
GENERAL
1) At the Time Controls, the controllers indicate on the Time Card the check-in time, which
corresponds to the exact moment at which the Rider submits the Time Card to the controller. The
clocking of the Time Card will only be carried out if the Rider and the Machine are within the
immediate vicinity of the control table.
2) The check-in procedure commences the moment the Machine passes the entry sign for the Time
Control Zone.
3) The Rider is forbidden to stop or to drive abnormally slowly between the zone entry sign and the
control post. A Rider 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 Rider does not incur any penalty for early arrival if the Machine 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 Rider 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 Rider 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) If the Start of a Selective Section is at the end of a Road Section, the Start of the Selective
Section, is the same as the Finish of the Road Section (twinned Time Control).
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At the Start of the Selective Section, when the Rider arrives from the Road Section, the
steward takes his/her Time Card after having stamped it and places the Rider ready for the
start according to his/her ideal starting order.
At the Start of the Selective Section, the steward notes the true start time of the Selective
Section, returns the Times card and gives the start to the Rider.
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 International Jury decides
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 Controls at the end of a Stage, and at the Parc Fermé, a Rider is authorised to
check-in ahead of time without incurring a penalty.
11) Any failure on the part of a Rider 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 a written report will be sent to the
Clerk of Course.
12) The Disqualification time, or one or more Maximum Times may be modified at any moment by
the International Jury, upon the proposal of the Clerk of Course. The Riders concerned shall be
informed of this decision as soon as possible. Disqualification or Fixed Penalty for exceeding the
Maximum Time Allowed may only be announced at the end of a Stage.
13) 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.
14) At the finish of a Selective Section, the stop point will be twinned with a Time Control.
15) 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.
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LATE AT THE TIME CONTROL AT THE START OF A STAGE
A Rider late for the start of a Stage will be penalised one minute for every minute late, up to 30
minutes after the last Bike or Quad.
A new time and start order will be given to the Rider, at the discretion of the marshal in charge of
the Time Control.
The Start Order sheet produced by the Official Timekeeper, is considered an official document and
can be used by the marshal conducting the Start of the Road Section, each morning. It replaces to
“50 Sheet”.
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.
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LATE AT THE TIME CONTROL AT THE START OF A SELECTIVE SECTION
All Riders late for the start of a Stage will be penalised one minute for every minute late, up to 30
minutes after the last Bike or Quad.
A new time and start order will be given to the Rider, at the discretion of the marshal in charge of
the Time Control.
In certain Stages, the Start of the Stage and/or Selective Section will be done alone without Cars –
Trucks. In this case, the lateness disqualification time at start will be 1 hour.
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31P4
MAXIMUM TIME ALLOWED / TARGET TIME
1) Road Section
A Target Time is given for each Road Section.
Any difference in this Target Time will lead to a penalty of one minute for every minute late or early.
Clocking in ahead of time is authorised at the Road Section Time Control at the entrance of the
Bivouac.
2) Selective Sections
Selective Sections will be run in real time, with a Maximum Time Allowed. Rider checking-in after
this Maximum Time will incur the Fixed Penalty for the day. If the Finish of the Selective Section is
also the finish of the Stage, the procedures laid down in Article 31P5 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 (Passage Controls and Time Controls)
and the Fixed Penalties.
31P5
OVERRUNNING OF THE MAXIMUM TIME ALLOWED AT STAGE FINISH TIME CONTROL
1) All Riders arriving at a Time Control 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 + the Fixed Penalty on Stages
where clocking in, in real time, is not possible.
After the closure of the control, checking-in must be done at the Race Control (PCO), or at the Start
of the Stage’s Time Control, with the Official in charge.
2) All riders arriving after the closing of the control may take the start of the following Stage on
condition that they:
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Absolutely give the Time Card to the Clerk of Course at the Bivouac before 9.30pm, then to
the (PCO) Race Control night shift;
prove to have rested for 6 hours at the Bivouac between the two Stages or have the approval
of the doctor and give the authorisation to take the start either to the marshal in charge or
any Official present on the Start;
present himself at the Time Control of the Start of the Stage before the closure of the
control;
comply with Article 081.1.1. FIM 2014.
A new time and a new start order will be given to the Rider, at the discretion of the person in charge
of the start.
3) All Riders who do not manage to retake the start of a Stage under these conditions will be
disqualified.
31P6
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
6.00pm. After this time, all Riders arriving from the previous day’s Stage will be considered as
disqualified.
31P7
INTERVIEWS
1) Finish of Selective Section
Areas especially dedicated to interviews will be set up each day after the Finish of the Selective
Section. The selected Riders are required to stop there the time imposed by the Organisation.
A new starting time will be given to the Rider when leaving the interview zone.
Failure to respect this rule, or any incivility noted, will result in a penalty of €500.
Any repeated offence will be decided upon by the International Jury.
2) Finish of Road Section
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The selected Riders will have to go to the interview zone, located close to the Media Center, after
their arrival at the Bivouac.
Failure to respect this rule, or any incivility noted, will result in a penalty of €500.
Any repeated offence will be decided upon by the International Jury.
32P
32P1
PASSAGE CONTROLS
GENERAL
1) In order to check that the Rider is respecting the itinerary in the Road Book, Passage Controls will
be set up at a significant location mentioned and numbered in the Road Book and 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 Rider by means of
flags and, wherever possible, sited on fairly level, hard ground, otherwise, the ground must be
downhill.
4) The passage will be timed to the second and noted on a passage sheet by the marshal in charge
of the post.
32P2
CLOSING TIME OF PASSAGE CONTROL (PC)
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 Time Allowed;
 the ideal time of the last Rider / Competitor, increased by 60 minutes.
2) This time will be mentioned on the timing (itinerary / schedule) given during Administrative
Checks.
32P3
CLOSING OF PASSAGE CONTROL (PC)
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 Rider.
In this case, there will be no penalty for missed Passage Control.
33P
33P1
SELECTIVE SECTION
GENERAL
1) Riders are forbidden to ride in the opposite direction to that of the Selective Section under pain of
penalties which may go as far as Disqualification.
2) At the Starts of Selective Sections, when the Rider with his Machine has stopped in front of the
Starting Control, the controller will enter the actual time of the start of the Machine in question on
the Time Card (hour, minute and second), and will then count down aloud: 30 seconds – 15 seconds
– 10 seconds and the last 5 seconds one by one. When the last 5 seconds have elapsed, the starting
signal shall be given upon which the Machine must start immediately.
A 2 minute penalty shall be imposed on any Rider who fails to start within 20 seconds of the starting
signal. If a Rider is unable to leave the Control Zone under his/her own means, the penalties laid
down must be applied.
3) The Start of a Selective Section indicated on the Time Card may only be delayed by the controller
in a case of great circumstance.
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4) A false start, particularly one made before the controller has given the signal, shall be penalised
by one minute at least or an increased time according to the International Jury’s decision based on
the controller's report. This penalty does not exclude heavier penalties being inflicted by the
International Jury, especially if the offence is repeated.
5) The Selective Sections will end in a flying finish, the official double signposting as follows:
a) 2 yellow chequered signs (beginning of zone);
b) after approximately 100 m, 2 red chequered signs (flying finish);
c) at a distance of 150 - 300 m, 2 x 2 red signs (clock and STOP);
d) finally, 100 m further on, 2 final beige signs with 3 transversal black stripes.
6) Stopping between the yellow warning sign and the STOP sign is forbidden. All infractions will
result in a time penalty of 15 minutes. Timekeeping will be done on the finish line, which must have
print-out equipment and shall be backed up by hand timing.
7) At a distance of 150 to 300 m after the finish, the Rider must stop to a Time 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 Riders/Competitors arrive during the same minute, the marshal in charge of the
post must stagger the starting times of these Riders / Competitors at intervals of at least 30 seconds
in the order in which they arrived.
8) If the Rider is unable to leave the zone under his/her own power, penalties as laid down in Article
36P1.d will apply. If a Rider does not stop at the Stop point to have his time taken a penalty of 1
hour will be incurred.
9) During a Selective Section, any Service is forbidden OTHER THAN of a racing Rider / Competitor
using parts transported by another racing Rider / Competitor. However, approved Service zones
may be set up by the Organisation.
10) 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.
11) Any Rider refusing to start a Selective Section at the time and in the position allocated to
him/her shall be given a penalty of 15 minutes and must make him/herself available to the marshal
in charge who will notify him/her of his/her new starting time.
33P2
INTERRUPTION OF A SELECTIVE SECTION
When a Selective Section is definitely stopped before the passage of the last Rider/Competitor,
regardless of the reason, a classification for that Selective Section may nevertheless be obtained by
attributing a time to all those Riders / Competitors who were affected by the circumstances of the
interruption.
This time 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 II, 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 the Rider
arrives at the Finish Time Control at the Bivouac.
b) In the case of a malfunctioning GPS, a Rider’s time will be calculated using his/her
position on the track at the time of interruption (Iritrack position) and the times of the Riders /
Competitors who have past just before or after him/her at this point. The International Jury can
choose as the time of reference that which seems the most appropriate.
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c) In the case of a malfunctioning GPS and Iritrack, the International Jury will undertake the
necessary research concerning the position of the Rider 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 Finish of the Selective Section:
a) In this case, a time will be attributed to all the Riders concerned by the interruption. This
time will be calculated by taking the worst time of the Rider 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 Rider was stopped and the Finish of the Selective Section.
b) In the case were the International Jury considers the worst time as being abnormal they
can chose as a reference the time of another which seems more suitable.
3) The application of these measures is under the exclusive authority of the International Jury after
communication by the Race Direction of the reasons behind the interruption.
4) No Rider responsible or jointly responsible for stopping the race can, under any circumstances,
benefit from this measure. The actual time they would have ultimately achieved will be credited if
this is greater than the time recorded for the other Riders.
5) In exceptional cases, for safety reasons, the Race Direction may interrupt the Selective Section at
a given point and the Riders may continue the Selective Section once the dangerous zone has been
crossed. The results will be established by adding together the times of the two parts of this
Selective Section.
33P3
SAFETY
Selective Sections are run on sections of « road» open to the public. The greatest care is
recommended in relation to other eventual users.
In exceptional cases, for safety reasons, the Clerk of Course can deduct to one or several Riders the
total stopping time for a race incident.
33P4
NEUTRALISATION
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 Rider will hand in his Time Card to the Time Control at the beginning of the Neutralisation, on
which will be noted the time at which he starts the Neutralisation (finish time of the 1st section) and
his time at the end of the Neutralisation which will also be his start time for the 2nd section.
During these Neutralisations the maximum speed allowed, checked by GPS, will be that legally
allowed in the country crossed.
The assistance in the itinerary of neutralisation is authorized between Riders / Competitors still in
the race.
Service by a Service Vehicle is authorised only on parts shared by Race and Service vehicles.
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34P
REGROUPINGS
1) The purpose of regroupings is to reduce the intervals which may occur between Riders as a result
of late arrivals and/or withdrawals. The Parc Fermé rules apply.
2) On his arrival at these regroupings, the Rider will hand the controller his Time Card. He will
receive instructions on his new starting time.
He must then drive his Machine immediately and directly to the “Parc Fermé”. The starting order
shall be that of the arrival at the regrouping Time Control. The distance between the Time Control
and the Parc Fermé will be considered as a Parc Fermé area.
3) For safety reasons, on the proposal of the Race Direction, the International Jury 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 Race Direction, this Stage may or may not be continued, neutralised or in
convoy, and may or may not be under the Parc Fermé rules.
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35P
SIGNPOSTING OF CONTROLS
Start of Zone: 2 signs with Control: 2 signs with
yellow background
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
Check-in Stop
Check-in Stop
Selective Section Start Coinciding with start of Stage
100 m
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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36P1
PARC FERMÉ
GENERAL
1) The following rules will apply:
a) It is forbidden to refuel or repair the Machine in a Parc Fermé.
b) Starting a Machine with the help of pulling or pushing from another Rider/Competitor still
racing shall be penalised by one minute.
c) Machines are considered to be in Parc Fermé from the moment they enter a start,
regrouping or end of Stage parks, until they leave it.
d) Machines will be in Parc Fermé from the moment they enter a Control Zone. From the
Stop point until the zone exit, if the Machine is unable to restart, it may be pulled or pushed out of
the zone with external help without penalties, under the supervision of the chief marshal.
e) Machines are considered to be in Parc Fermé as soon as they reach the end of the Event
(and at least until the time for lodging protests has expired).
f) Machines will be in Parc Fermé when scrutineering is carried out at the Finish of the
Selective Section or of the Stage.
2) Except in the case of a Time Control at the Finish of a Road Section-Bivouac, any infringement of
the Parc Fermé rules 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 Machine 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 minutes used for such repairs shall be considered as the same number of minutes
lateness registered on a Road Section. To prevent a Rider from trying to make up lost time after
repairs, the Rider shall be given a new starting time. Any Rider which arrives more than 30 minutes
late will be disqualified.
4) As soon as the Rider has parked his machine in the Parc Fermé and in the event of bad weather,
the Rider may cover his machine with transparent covers. The Rider must leave the Parc Fermé
immediately and no Rider will be allowed to re-enter it.
5) By way of exception, and on the responsibility of an Official, the Rider may, while in the Parc
Fermé at the start, regrouping zone or end of Stage parks: change one punctured or damaged tyre
using the equipment on board, a damaged front or back light.
These repairs must be completed before the starting time, otherwise a penalty of one minute for
every minute of lateness shall be imposed.
6) In order to remove a Machine from a Parc Fermé for the start, regrouping halt or end of Stage,
Rider shall be allowed to enter the “Parc Fermé” 15 minutes before his starting time, except in
Buenos Aires where he can enter the parc 30 minutes before his starting time.
7) Inside the Parc Fermé, 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.
8) Before leaving the Parc Fermé, the Rider is permitted to place his Machine covers and/or external
battery outside the Parc Fermé.
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36P2
SPECIFICS
Machines will be subject to Parc Fermé rules:
a) On the port of Le Havre, before loading and during the crossing;
b) After unloading the Vehicles in Buenos Aires, up to 30th and 31st December 2014;
c) In Tecnópolis in Buenos Aires, after Scrutineering on 1st, 2nd and 3rd January 2015;
d) On 17th January 2015 after Rosario-Buenos Aires Stage in the Parc Fermé in Tecnópolis;
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e) After the podium, on 17 January 2015 in Buenos Aires. The Parc Fermé will become a
Parc Gardé until Sunday 18th January at 8:00am, when it will have to be completely empty.
37P
37P1
ADMINISTRATIVE CHECKS AND SCRUTINEERING
GENERAL
Riders (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 imperatively respected. It is the time for Time Control (TC) marking for
the entrance to the Waiting Park leading to Checks.
THE PILOT MUST APPEAR WITH HIS MACHINE. The Machine will immediately go to Parc Fermé after
Scrutineering.
After having placed the Machine in the stand-by park, Pilots have 15 minutes to present themselves
at Administrative Checks.
1) All Riders have to appear to the Administrative Checks. Financial penalties for lateness at the
preliminary Scrutineering, according to the timetable laid down by the Organiser, may be applied by
the International Jury.
The Rider with, when it applies, his Dakar Team Manager, must present his Machine and all the
necessary documents and equipment to Scrutineering.
If Scrutineering is followed by a Parc Fermé, a member of the team may take the Machine(s) into
that park. The check-in times, if any, must be respected, and it will be the responsibility of the Rider
to ensure that they are.
Any Rider appears to the Administrative Checks and/or Scrutineering area outside the time limits
prescribed in the Regulations will not be allowed to start, except in a case of great circumstance duly
recognised as such by the International Jury.
2) Only those Riders who have passed the Administrative Checks may present themselves with their
Machine equipped with its plates and numbers at Scrutineering, which will be of a completely
general nature: brand and model of the Machine, apparent conformity with the group in which it is
entered, conformity of the safety items, conformity of the Machine with the Highway Code. After
Scrutineering, if a Machine is found not to comply with the technical and/or safety Regulations, the
International Jury may set a deadline before which the Machine must be made to comply.
3) No Machine will be allowed to start unless it complies with the FIM safety regulations, with the
present Regulations and its appendices.
4) Checks on the Machine may be carried out at any time during the Rally. At all times during the
Rally, the Rider is responsible for the technical conformity of his Machine. The fact of presenting a
Machine for scrutineering is considered as an implicit statement of conformity.
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5) Should new identification marks be affixed, it is the responsibility of the Rider alone to see that
these are protected until the end of the Event. Should they be missing, the Machine will be
disqualified.
6) Thorough scrutineering involving the dismantling of the Machine for Riders in the first places of
the General Classification and in each group and category, and possibly for any other Rider, may be
carried out at the absolute discretion of the International Jury ex officio or following a protest or
upon the decision of the Clerk of Course.
7) It is strictly forbidden for the Dakar Riders / 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 (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.
37P2
ADMINISTRATIVE CHECKS AND SCRUTINEERING IN BUENOS AIRES
1) The Riders / Competitors will pass Administrative Checks and Scrutineering on 1st, 2nd or 3rd
January 2015 in Buenos Aires.
On 31st of December 2014 from 8:00am, South American Riders / Competitors can collect their
safety equipment. They will be called to Administrative Checks in priority on 1st January 2015.
The Machine/Vehicle must be presented to Scrutineering the SAME DAY.
2) Penalties in case of lateness for Checks
Failure to respect the convocation times will incur a penalty of:
 € 50 for the first hour of lateness,
 € 1000 for the following.
In all cases, the amount has to be paid before the start of the Rally.
3) On leaving Administrative Checks, Riders / 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 Machines will be placed under Parc Fermé rules.
5) During Administrative Checks, Riders / Competitors will be given a compulsory course on Safety
Instruments: Sentinel and Iritrack. All absence will incur a penalty of €500.
6) Machines 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) Machines which will be directly presented in Buenos Aires, must be presented 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 the battery so that they continue to function
when the engine is stopped. If this is not the case the Rider must make his/her Machine conform
before passing Scrutineering.
9) The Machine must be presented to Scrutineering ready to race and the safety equipment listed in
Articles 41P1 and 41P2 must be presented to the Officials in charge of controls.
No intervention will be allowed between the end of Scrutineering and entry into Parc Fermé.
All Machines 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 International Jury).
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In the last case the entry fees will remain the property of the Organiser.
37P3
ADMINISTRATIVE OBLIGATIONS
1) Each Rider must present the following, valid, original documents during Administrative Checks:
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passport valid until 30/06/2015;
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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; participants must, if necessary,
satisfy with all the requirements to obtain theses visas;
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2015 FIM Rider license, Category “International Rallies” : ANNUAL or ONE EVENT specifying
the name of the Event;
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authorisation to race in the Event (issued by the national federation – FMN of the Rider) for
Riders having an ANNUAL License;
For the Riders having an ANNUAL license delivered by the FFM, a common authorization will
be directly asked by the Organizer to the FFM;
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For A.S.O. ELITE Riders, the 2015 ANNUAL FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship
license is accepted only if accompanied by a permission to run by the FMN.
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permission of the owner to use the Machine, if he is not the Rider;
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valid national driving licence, corresponding to the category of the Machine entered;
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vaccinations: no vaccination is compulsory. Optional but not recommended: diphtheria,
tetanus, polio, meningitis (A & C), viral hepatitis A & B, tetanus, typhoid and eventually
rabies, etc.
2) Each Machine must be presented with the following original documents during Administrative
Checks and Scrutineering:
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valid log book or registration certificate (provisional registrations not acceptable);
homologation file or commercial catalogue.
3) The Rider solemnly compromises himself to present documents updated, on pain of start being
refused.
No photocopies or declarations of loss or theft of any kind of documents will be accepted, on pain of
start being refused.
37P4
“MALLES MOTOS” CHALLENGE (BIKE TRUNKS)
1) Transport of 1 trunk and 2 wheels is for Bike / Quad Rider without Service only. All infractions will
result in Disqualification.
2) At the Bivouac, it is mandatory for the Rider registered in the “Malles Motos” Challenge to set up
and make all/any service and repairs in the “Malles Motos” reserved area.
3) Time Card management
At any arrival from the Road Section TC or Selective Section Finish TC (when there is no Road
Section to get to the Bivouac), the Rider will give his Time Card to the Marshal in Charge. The
marshal will give the Rider his Time Card back with his time of arrival written down.
Then, the Rider will imperatively have to give his Time Card to the “Malles Motos” responsible at
arriving in the dedicated area.
4) After having informed the “Malles Motos” responsible, the Rider will be able to take his Machine
out of the area to realise certain operations:
 With the Dakar Service Centre sponsors (tyres, oil, etc.)
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But also to weld, do repairs, clean and conduct tests with his Machine.
In case of litigation, the “Malles Motos” responsible will make a written statement to the Officials
with the time of absence and the reasons.
5) If it is proven that the type of intervention does not conform to this Article and/or that the
Challenge spirit is not respected, the Rider will be excluded for the Challenge Classification.
6) The trunk and 2 wheels must be handed over before the start of the race:
 either in Le Havre on 20th and 21st November 2014,
 or at the ‘Malles Moto’, situated at the Service Park in Buenos Aires, from 1st January 2015 at
08.00am, to 3rd January 2015 at 11.00am.
38P
PROTESTS-APPEALS
1) All protests must be made in accordance with the rules laid down by the International Sporting
Code. They must be made in writing and given to the Clerk of Course, accompanied by the sum of
€220 - US$ 285, which will be retained if the protest is judged unfounded and unjustified.
This decision may be contested at the Tribunal National de Discipline et d’Arbitrage de la Fédération
Française de Motocyclisme (National Discipline and Arbitration Tribunal of the French Motorcycle
Federation) in compliance with article 4.6 and following of the arbitration and disciplinary codes of
the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM).
2) No appeal may be made against the observation of a fact (Article 4.1 of the FIM’s arbitrage and
disciplinarily code).
3) If the protest necessitates the dismantling and reassembling of different parts of a Machine,
protestors must in addition pay a guarantee of:
 €230 for a 2-stroke engine,
 €460 for a 4-stroke engine.
4) The Rider may appeal against decisions made, complying with stipulations of article 4.1 and
following of the FIM’s disciplinary and arbitration code, except for reasons of safety.
5) The costs incurred by the work and by the transport of Machines will be charged to the claimant,
if the protest is not justified, and to the Rider protested against if the protest proves justified.
6) If the protest is not justified, and the costs incurred by the protest (checks, transport, etc.) are
greater than the guarantee, the difference will be charged to the protester. If the amount is less, the
difference will be refunded.
7) All accused Riders must be heard by the International Jury.
39P
39P1
CLASSIFICATIONS
GENERAL
1) The Clerk of Course bears the responsibility for timekeeping.
2) Penalties shall be expressed in hours, minutes and seconds. There will be a separate classification
for Quads. The final results shall be determined by adding together the times obtained in the
Selective Sections and the penalties (incurred during the Road Sections and other penalties
expressed in time).
The Rider who achieves the smallest total is proclaimed winner in the General Classification, the
next one being second, and so on. Classifications by group and class are drawn up in the same way.
3) In the case of a dead heat, the Rider which accomplished the best time for the last Selective
Section will be proclaimed winner. If this is not enough to determine the winner, the times of the
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previous Selective Sections shall be taken into consideration, except for the Stages where no
Selective Section has been run, in which case dead heats will be determined according to the order
of starting numbers. This rule may be applied at any time during the Rally.
39P2
CLASSIFICATIONS
1) Definitions of the different classifications:
a) Partial Classification of Selective Section: non official, distributed for information only
(press, teams, etc.).
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 protest period, which ends when
the first Rider has started the 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 protest period, which ends when the first
Rider has started the 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 protest period, which ends when the
first Rider has started the Stage following this posting.
e) The official classification of Stage and general classification of Event will be confirmed
and signed by the Clerk of Course and validated and signed by the Jury President daily during the
meeting of the Jury, after the protest period.
2) Each evening at 07.00pm, the various classifications will be posted on the OFFICIAL notice board
in front of the Competitors’ tent, in the catering area and on the web page www.dakar.com.
For information, at the “Bikes – Quads Malles” a third notice, unofficial, will be posted.
3) On the rest day the classifications of the previous Stage will be posted at 07.00pm and will
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 not be considered regarding any protest, once the final
classifications are posted at the end of the Event.
5) The Official Classification of the Dakar 2015 will be posted on the official notice board inside
Tecnópolis, in Buenos Aires, on 17th January 2015, at the entry of the Parc Fermé and at the
Competitors department’s tent.
They become definitive 30 minutes after their posting (reclamation period).
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40P
40P1
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1st prize
2nd prize
3rd prize
4th prize
5th prize
40P2
€25.000 + 1 trophy
€20.000 + 1 trophy
€15.000 + 1 trophy
€10.000 + 1 trophy
€ 5.000 + 1 trophy
6th prize
7th prize
8th prize
9th prize
10th prize
1
1
1
1
1
trophy
trophy
trophy
trophy
trophy
GROUPS AND CLASSES CLASSIFICATION
GROUP 2
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
Group 2.1 AMATEURS
SUPER PRODUCTION 0 TO 450 CC
1st prize
1 trophy
2nd prize
1 trophy
3rd prize
1 trophy
Group 3
QUAD
40P3
LIST OF PRIZES
prize
prize
prize
prize
prize
prize
prize
prize
prize
prize
1st prize
2nd prize
3rd prize
€10.000 + 1 trophy
€9.000 + 1 trophy
€8.000 + 1 trophy
€7.000 + 1 trophy
€6.000 + 1 trophy
€5.000 + 1 trophy
€4.000 + 1 trophy
€3.000 + 1 trophy
€2.000 + 1 trophy
€1.000 + 1 trophy
Group 2.2 AMATEURS
MARATHON 0 TO 450 CC
1st prize
1 trophy
2nd prize
1 trophy
3rd prize
1 trophy
€7.000 + 1 trophy
€4.000 + 1 trophy
€2.000 + 1 trophy
OTHER CLASSIFICATIONS
FEMALE CLASSIFICATION
1st prize
€3.500 + 1 trophy
2nd prize
1 trophy
3rd prize
1 trophy
1ST PARTICIPATION CHALLENGE
1st prize
€3.500 1 trophy
2nd prize
1 trophy
3rd prize
1 trophy
Malles Moto *
st
€ 3,000 + 1 trophy
nd
€ 2,000 + 1 trophy
rd
€ 1,000 + 1 trophy
1 prize
2 prize
3 prize
(*) To participate in this challenge, Riders must declare at the Administrative Checks (Bike-Quads
Officals desk) and at Scrutineering (Final Check), that they have entered WITHOUT SERVICE CREWS
/ VEHICLES. Checks will be made during the Rally.
4) The prizes are cumulative. The total amount of prizes given out is €156,000.
5) Trophies will be awarded to winners at the official prize giving to be held on 17th January 2015 in
the afternoon (times will be announced by a Bulletin), on the podium in Tecnópolis in Buenos Aires.
Prize money will be sent to Competitors by 31st March 2015 at the latest.
6) Podium
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Because of safety and logistics reasons, the quantity of people per Team who can get to the Podium
is limited.
41P
41P1
1) For












RIDER’S SAFETY
SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT
safety reasons, Riders must carry with them on their Machine 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 fixed reserve of 3 litres of water + 2 litre ‘camelback’ type drinking system, at the start of
each Stage,
1 foil survival blanket,
1 Sarsat distress beacon,
back and front body armour,
1 Iritrack,
1 GPS - Sentinel.
2) Any Rider 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 one
minute for every minute late. A new start time will be given. Over 30 minutes and the Rider in
question will be disqualified.
For any repeat offence on following Stages, the Rider will receive penalties up to and including
Disqualification, to be decided upon by the International Jury. Repeat offenders will be readmitted
one time only.
3) Transport of fuel in any other way than in fuel tanks designed for this purpose is forbidden.
Similarly, transport of objects, parts, tools, etc. susceptible to cause injuries to a Rider (back pack,
belt, etc.) is forbidden. Failure to respect this rule will result in the start being refused.
IMPORTANT
OXYGEN : The transportation of bottles of oxygen (even on Stages which cross the Andes) is strictly
prohibited (On Road Section as well as Selective Section). Any infringement may lead to
Disqualification.
4) Safety and survival equipment must be accessible without dismantling, so that the Clerk of
Course may carry out checks before the start of each Stage.
5) The location of the Sarsat distress beacon must be shown using a sticker supplied by the
Organiser. The distress beacon must be accessible without dismantling, even when the Machine is
on its side.
The instructions for the various items of safety equipment must be respected and Riders /
Competitors will be tested on their knowledge during the Administrative Checks.
41P2
CLOTHING AND HELMETS
1) Over the entire route the wearing of back and front body protector is compulsory.
2) Over the entire route the wearing of a neck protector is strongly recommended.
3) The wearing of an FIM homologated helmet is compulsory throughout the Event, on pain of
Disqualification. The helmet, less than 5 years old, must be presented at Scrutineering, at the same
time as the Machine.
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41P3
DEPOSITS – COMMITMENT LETTER
There will be no requirement to pay a deposit to the Organiser.
For safety equipment (GPS, Sentinel, Iritrack, Sarsat distress beacon), a deposit will be paid directly
to the supplier.
The Rider will be required to sign a 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, Iritrack, Sentinel, Tripy),
 return safety and navigation equipment supplied to them for the Rally (GPS, Iritrack,
Sentinel, Tripy) by the latest at the end of the Rally,
 return all material lent to them for the Rally,
 respect the retirement rules.
42P
PENALTIES
1) Any failure to respect the text of these Regulations for which a penalty is not specified will be
recorded in a report to the Clerk of Course, and the International Jury will decide what penalty to
impose.
The penalties incurred are applied to the Classification of the Stage 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.
Service in a closed space or 3P2.
private place
b
 1st infraction
--------- repeated
---------Iritrack not on during tests
3P3.
b
------- ------------- -------
------X
6h00
Speeding in Bivouac and/or
dangerous driving in Bivouac
3P3.
c
Presence of Moto / Quad inside
the catering area.
3P3.
- Per offence:
d
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Decisions
At Jury’
Discretion
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
Disqualification
Art. n°
Start
Refused
SUMMARY OF
PENALTIES
Request
For FMN.
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.
Up to
DisqualiFication
€300
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Absence at 1st briefing
3P4.
b
3rd infraction, when speeding
3P18
replaced
on
Penalty
Decisions at
Jury’
Discretion
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
€500
Up
Disq.
Air, water or land transport of a 8P4
Rider by a third person
Rider being
Machine
Disqualification
Start
Refused
Art. n°
Request
For FMN.
sanctions
SUMMARY OF
PENALTIES
to
X
his
8P5
Machine’s characteristics
not corresponding to those on 10P1.4
entry form
Non administrative or technical
conformity
10P3.1
X
X
X
X
Absence or faulty positioning of a
race number or plate
11P3
10%
of
entry
fees (per
infraction)
Absence or faulty positioning of
two or more race numbers or 11P3
plates
20%
of
entry
fees
Absence of race bib at the start
of a Stage :
11P4
- 1st offence
- Repeated
-----------------
Names of the Rider and blood
group not featured on the helmet 11P5
or on the Machine
Absence of bracelet
Absence
or
advertising:
- 1st offence
- Repeated
damage
------- ------------ ------
-------------
-------
Up
Disq.
to
X
11P6
10%
of
entry
fees
of
12P1.2
-----------------
------- ------------- -------
---------------
Reconnaissance of route, tests or
presence in the countries crossed 16P6
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10%
--------- of fees
--------- 100%
of fees
Up
to
start
refused
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 Possession of non authorised
notes
-------- Possession of satellite photos
17P2.3
--------Presence
of
Service
or
signposting in Public Zones
18P2.3
------
X
or X
Up
Disq.
to
Up
Disq.
to
19P3.2
Up
Disq.
to
19P3.3
Up
Disq.
to
Up
Disq.
to
Up
Disq.
to
Up
Disq.
to
Missing WPM, WPS, WPE, WPV,
DZ, FZ, CP
19P2.1
Exchange
Machines
of
GPS
Unauthorised
equipment
See
roadbook
between
linking
of
Use of GPS points other than
those of the Organiser
19P3.7.a
Carry
or
unauthorised
navigation
possession
systems
Presence
wiring
all
of
Penalty
Decisions at
Jury’
Discretion
or X
Financial
penalties
X
Time
penalties
------
Disqualification
Start
Refused
Art. n°
Request
For FMN.
sanctions
SUMMARY OF
PENALTIES
of
of 19P3.7.b
X
unjustifiable
19P3.7.c
Possession or use of forbidden
system
19P3.7.d
Unblocking GPS using the code
« WPM »
20P
- 1st to 3rd utilisation for the 1st --------15 and the A.S.O. Elite Riders of
the General Classification
------
------
-------
6h00
- 1st to 3rd utilisation for the --------others
------
------
-------
3h00
- 4th utilisation for everybody
------
------
X
---------
Straying more than 90m from a
DZ or a FZ
21P1
& 21P3
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GPS code not entered :
- for the 1st 15 Riders in the
general
Classification
and
A.S.O. Elite Riders
--------- for others
--------Refusal
to
infringements
sign
 1st offence
 2nd offence
 Repeated
Speeding in Control Zones :
-----------
---------
1h00
-------
-------------
--------- --------- --------------- --------- --------------- --------- -------
--------------X
1st impulsion
2nd impulsion
3rd impulsion
4th impulsion
1h00
-------
€300
--------------------------------
5’
10’
15’
1h00
€300
€500
€700
€1,500
--------
---------
€1,000
30” per
Fixed
fine
€100
-----------
-------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
-------------------------
23P3.3
-------
------
Non payment of fines within 48 23P3.4
hours
Speeding on Road Sections
with speed limit:
23P4.3
10’
1h00
€100
-------------
- Repeated
impulsion
2’per
€200
impulsion
Up to
Disq.
X
- From 1 to 20 kph
-------
-------
------
--------
Impulse
- From 21 to 40 kph
-------
-------
------
--------
1’ per
Impulse
- + 40 kph
-------
-------
------
--------
5’ per
- More than 3 successive
impulsions
-------
-------
------
--------
X
Not making the area safe in
the case of an accident
24P1.3
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€300
1’per
-------------
Over 40 kph:
-
Up to
Disq.
the 22P5
23P3.2
- Between 1 and 15 kph
- Between 16 and 40 kph
Penalty
Decisions at
Jury’
Discretion
-------------
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
GPS not working due to Rider :
- for the 1st 15 Riders in the 22P3
General
Classification
and
A.S.O. Elite Riders
--------- --------- ------- for others
--------- --------- -------
Disqualification
Start
Refused
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Request
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sanctions
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fine
€200
Impulse
Fixed
fine
be
€300
To
decided
By
Int.
Jury
Up to
Disq.
X
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Penalty
Decisions at
Jury’
Discretion
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
Disqualification
Start
Refused
Art. n°
Request
For FMN.
sanctions
SUMMARY OF
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Rider involved in an accident 24P1.4
with injuries
Up to
Disq.
Not respecting the Article
24P2
24P3
X
Failure to inform of retirement
24P3.1
X
X
X
+
ASO
refuses
entry
of
Rider
- Letting off distress beacon 24P3.2
without medical reason
--------- --------- ------- Ih the Organization intevenes --------- -------- -------
X
X
Transport of a Rider by any
means of transport
24P3.4
X
Presence of a retired Machine
on the itinerary
24P3.5
---------
X
Not
respecting
the
reexportation of a damaged 24P6
Machine
X
Sentinel not working due to
Rider
25P1.2
- for the 1st 15 Riders of the
General
Classification
and ------A.S.O. Elite riders
------- for others
-------
------
--------
1h00
-------
------
--------
---------
---------
15’
---------
----------
Machine / Rider not permitting
overtaking
- for the 1st 15 Riders of the 25P1.3
General
Clasification
and
A.S.O. Elite Riders
--------- --------- -------
---------
15’
- for others
--------- --------- -------
---------
----------
Disrespectful
behaviour
25P2.1.
a
GPS code not entered
- for the 1st 15 Riders of the 25P1.3
General
Classification
and --------- --------- ------A.S.O. Elite Riders
--------- --------- ------- for others
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€300
€500
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Incorrect,
fraudulent
or 25P2.1.
unsporting action committed
b
 before the Event
--------- --------- X
 during the Event
-------- --------- ------
X
 Leaving behind a
and/or punctured tyre
Penalty
Decisions at
Jury’
Discretion
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
Disqualification
Start
Refused
Art. n°
Request
For FMN.
sanctions
SUMMARY OF
PENALTIES
wheel
 Repeat offence
------25P2.1.
c
-------
-------
------
--------
---------
€1,000
-------
------
--------
---------
--------
per tyre
Machine transfered or sold in a
country crossed
25P2.2
 1st infraction
 Repeat offence
 Broken fences’ gate
From
500€ up
to Disq.
 Repeat offence
25P2.5
a, b, c
--------- --------- -------------- --------- ------------25P2.5.
b
-------
to
Five
years
banned
on Dakar
Not respecting the rules for 25P2.3
crossing the borders
Not respecting a sensitive area
Up
Disq.
-------X
15’ +
€1,000
15’ +
€1,000
-------
------
--------
-------
------
X
Non-authorised use of satellite
or GSM telephone
25P3.5
Up
Disq.
to
Use of any transmission or
radio system not authorised
25P4.1
Up
Disq.
to
Up
Disq.
to
Rider interferes with Iritrack
25P5.2
Incident due to Rider or
attempt at fraud (on board 25P6.3
camera)
X
Offence
committed
by
a
Service Vehicle / Service Crew 27P1.4
Up
Disq.
Returning to Bivouac on official
‘outward’ track
27P2.2.
d
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Transportation of the Machine
27P4
Service by a non accredited
person or vehicle
 on Road Section
 on Selective Section
 Repeat offence
27P4.2
--------- --------- --------------- --------- --------------- --------- -------
Service by a non accredited
person or vehicle and Presence
on DSS or Road Section:
 on Road Section
 on Selective Section
 Repeat offence
Penalty
Decisions at
Jury’
Discretion
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
Disqualification
Start
Refused
Art. n°
Request
For FMN.
sanctions
SUMMARY OF
PENALTIES
X
Up to
----------------X
3h00
6h00
27P4.3
Up to
----------------X
6h00
3h00
 Transport, delivery, throwing 27P4.4
etc. of spare parts
--------- --------- ------ Repeat offence
-------- -------- -------
6h00
Up
Disq.
to
-------X
 Service outside the Bivouac 27P4.5
or in an enclosed place
--------- --------- ------ Repeat offence
-------- -------- -------
6h00
Up
Disq.
to
-------X
Up
Disq.
to
Presence of a Team Manager 27P5.1
Dakar on the Selective Section
Up
Disq.
to
Transport of parts or tools on 27P5.1
the Teams’ Aircraft
Up
Disq.
to
Up
Disq.
to
Use of unauthorised fuel
Signposting,
information
transmission
--------- --------- --------------- --------- --------------- --------- -------
of
27P4.6
3h00+
Presence of a vehicle on the 27P4.7
itinerary before the race


Unauthorised
Service
airborne 27P4.8
-------
Repeated
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€500
X
of all the
Riders
assisted
-------
------
--------
-------
------
X
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Unauthorised modification of 29P2
Time Card not approved by a
Marshal
X
Absence of stamp or non 29P4
respect of chronological order
Forgotten, Loss or damage of 29P5
Time Card
Entering a control area from
the wrong direction and/or reentering a Control Zone when
the Time Card has already
been checked
 1st infringement
 1st repeat
 2nd repeat
Up
Disq.
to
Up
Disq.
to
5’
30P4
--------- --------- --------------- --------- --------------- --------- -------
--------------X
10’
1h00
or FP
Failure to comply with the
instructions
of
the
Chief 30P7
Marshal in charge of a control
post
Time difference at a TC
31P1.8
 Late at start CH of a Stage or
Selective
Section,
until
closing of control until 30’
after the last Machine
 30 min. after the last
Machine
31P2
&
31P3
-------
-------
------
--------
-------
-------
------
X
Selective Section:
Overrunning Maximum Time
31P4.2
Non respect of Article 31P5.2
31P5.3
1’
per minute
1’
per minute
Max.
Time
FP
+
X
 Rider
not
stopping
in 31P7
interview zone or incivility
-------
-------
------
--------
---------
€500
 Repeat offence
-------
------
--------
---------
-------
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Decisions at
Jury’
Discretion
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
Disqualification
Start
Refused
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Request
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Riding in opposite direction on 33P1.1
Selective Sections
1’
min
Stopping between yellow and 33P1.6
stop panels
15’
Not stopping at stop panels
1h00
33P1.8
Rider refusing to start a
33P1.11
Selective Section at its allotted
time and position
Parc
10h00
mini
 Work on Machine after start ------time
36P1.3
-------
------
--------
 Over 30’ late
-------
------
X
Rider present at the start after 37P1.1
time limits
Machine not conforming to FIM
safety
regulations
& 37P1.3
Supplementary Regulations
Up
Disq.
1’
per
minute
X
X
Absence of identification marks 37P1.5
X
Late at Administrative Checks:
 1st hour
 subsequent hours
-----------------
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X
15’
Fermé 36P1.2
-------
to
2’
False start before controller’s 33P1.4
signal
of
Penalty
Decisions at
Jury’
Discretion
Up
Disq.
Remaining on the starting
line for more than 20’’ after 33P1.2
the starting signal has been
given
Infringement
regulations
Financial
penalties
Time
penalties
Disqualification
Start
Refused
Art. n°
Request
For FMN.
sanctions
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--------- --------- --------------- --------- -------
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37P2.3
 Up to 30’
 30’ to 1 hour
 following hours
--------- --------- -------------- --------- -------------- -------- -------
€15
€100
€500
Absence at Iritrack or Sentinel 37P2.5
training
Instrument or
pre-installed
brackets
€500
Boarding
refused
not 37P2.6
Instrument or brackets not
pre-installed in Buenos Aires.
37P2.7
€150
per
instrument
Machine does not conform at 37P2.9
Scrutineering or Rally norms
Presentation
of
documents
or
documents
X
copies
of
non
valid 37P3.3
38P1
Deposit in case of dismantling
 2 strokes
 4 strokes
38P3
--------- --------- -------------- -------- -------
 over 30’
 repeat offence other stage
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US$
285
----------------
------------------
€ 230
€ 460
1’
-------
------
--------- --------- -------------- -------- -------
 Not wearing back and front 41P2.1
protections during all the ------Event
41P2.3
 Failure to present helmet at ------Scrutineering
X
X
Amount of protest
Lack of survival equipment at 41P1.2
start
 to comply
-------
Penalty
Decisions at
Jury’
Discretion
Time
penalties
Late at Scrutineering:
Financial
penalties
Disqualification
-------------------------
Start
Refused
Art. n°
Request
For FMN.
sanctions
SUMMARY OF
PENALTIES
-------
------
-------
X
-------
per minute
X
X
---------
--------- X
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Penalty
Decisions
at Jury’
Discretion
T1 & T2
 Engine change:
- 1st engine
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engine
and
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 Non respect of the sound
T5.5
level
- 1st infrigement
- 2nd infrigement
- 3rd infrigement
Financial
penalties
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Time
penalties
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Disqualification
Start
Refused
Art. n°
Request
For FMN.
sanctions
SUMMARY OF
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TECHNICAL
REGULATIONS
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PREAMBLE
The Technical Regulations for the 37th Dakar “Argentina - Bolivia – Chile” conform with the 2014 FIM
regulations for Bikes and Quads. There are however some exceptions, which you will find detailed in
the following pages.
The FIM technical regulations can be consulted on their web site : www.fim-live.com
Internationale Motocycle Federation (FIM) :
Tel : + 41.22.950.950.0 (SWITZERLAND)
Technical Steward Bikes / Quads: Jorge PEREZ SOLER
ARTICLE T1 GROUP 1 – A.S.O. ELITE
1) Engine
The standard engine cases will be marked at Scrutineering. All loss of markings will result in
penalties up to Disqualification.
The preparation of the engine is free, with the exception of the main engine cases which must be
strictly standard.
Repairs to the engine’s ’top-end’ are free during the Event. All interventions to the ‘bottom-end’
(inside the main engine cases) will be considered as a change of engine.
Once removed and replaced by engine B, the refitting of engine A into the Machine will be
considered as a change of engine, in the same way as replacement by engine C.
The change of engine will incur a penalty:
the first change :
15 minutes,
the second change :
45 minutes
all following changes :
2 hours for each change.
The change of engine between Riders is allowed during Marathon Stages. The penalties will be
applied to both Riders.
ARTICLE T2 GROUP 2.1 - SUPER PRODUCTION
1) Engine
The standard engine cases will be marked at Scrutineering. All loss of markings will result in
penalties up to Disqualification.
The preparation of the engine is free, with the exception of the main engine cases which must be
strictly standard.
Repairs to the engine’s ’top-end’ are free during the event. All interventions to the ‘bottom-end’
(inside the main engine cases) will be considered as a change of engine.
Once removed and replaced by engine B, the refitting of engine A into the Machine will be
considered as a change of engine, in the same way as replacement by engine C.
The change of engine will incur a penalty:
the first change :
15 minutes,
the second change :
45 minutes
all following changes :
2 hour for each change.
The change of engine between Riders is allowed during Marathon Stages. The penalties will be
applied to both Riders.
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ARTICLE T3 GROUP 2.2 - MARATHON
1) Production “Enduro” Machines manufactured in at least 100 examples.
2) Machines in the Marathon Group must be standard, as delivered by the manufacturer. Machines
must conform in all ways to the commercial catalogue issued by the constructor and be freely
available for sale. The original repair manual (as used by dealers – no photocopies accepted), as
well as all homologation papers, must be presented at the same time as the Machine during
Scrutineering.
3) If the Rider is unable to present homologation papers at scrutineering, his/her Machine will be
irrevocably disqualified from the Marathon Group and entered in the Super Production Group.
4) The engine must be standard, of the type homologated, along with carburetor and accessories
(alternator, starter, and the complete ignition system). It must remain as originally constructed –
only the fitting of an oil cooler is authorised.
5) The principle of this classification is simple: the interdiction to change principle parts during the
Event.
The Marathon classification will reward Riders who have finished the Event without having changed
the following parts:
 engine,
 frame,
 fork (stanchions, tubes and yokes),
 swinging arm,
 central engine cases, cylinder(s), cylinder head(s).
The parts listed above must be entirely standard. These parts will be marked at scrutineering. The
replacement of one of the these parts, or of the engine during the Event, will see the Rider removed
definitively from the Marathon Classification, but will not prevent the Rider from featuring in the
Overall Classification for the Super Production Group (with the exception of the frame for which the
penalty will be Disqualification).
6) Other parts may be replaced by standard parts in the series type of the constructor, but may not
be removed (e.g.: fairing).
7) Free from rules:
 The presence of the speedometer and rev counter from construction, provided that their
location is used to fit navigation accessories and that the speed of the Machine can be
checked by the Rider;
 The handlebar along with levers, handlebar clamps and cables, if they are featured in the
constructor’s catalogue, as well as the presence of hand protectors. If the diameter of the
handlebar is different from that of standard, only handlebar mounts sold for this type are
acceptable. All modification or machining of clamps is forbidden;
 The fitting of a steering damper;
 The presence of a headlight protection grill;
 The headlight and rear light (providing they comply with Regulations);
 Tyres;
 Secondary transmission (engine sprocket, rear sprocket, chain). Only the width of the chain
may be changed, not the throw;
 Spark plugs;
 Brake pads, brake hoses, front and rear discs and brake fluid;
 Fuel and water tanks (but not the means of engine cooling);
 The air filter. The air box and its layout must remain standard. The location of the air intake
is free and may be moved;
 The seat;
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Indicators may be removed, as may one rear mirror, if two are fitted as standard.
The luggage rack;
The engine bash plate;
The presence of fork and front brake protectors;
The choice of shock absorbers;
Fork springs (the stanchions, tubes and fork yokes must be standard). Internal settings are
free;
Stand cut out switches;
The size of the foot pegs (if featured in the constructor’s catalogue);
The dimensions of the brake pedal (if featured in the constructor’s catalogue);
The reinforcement of the standard kick start;
Modifications to the electrical circuit, so as to fit the rear fog light;
Wheels: the rims and spokes may be changed for reinforced parts provided the hubs remain
standard;
Front wheel: motorcycles fitted with a 19’’ front wheel may be fitted with a 21’’ rim provided
that the hub and the width of the rim remains the same;
Rear wheel: motorcycles fitted with a 17’’ rear wheel may be fitted with an 18’’ rim provided
that the hub and the width of the rim remains the same;
The rear wheel hub can be replaced in order to mount silent blocks for the back gear rim;
The choice of the exhaust pipe from the cylinder head to the end of the silencer.
8) Machines, as in other categories, must conform to the Event’s safety norms and to the Highway
Code (horn, rear mirror).
Riders are allowed to fit a kick start, in addition to an electric starter, providing there is the
possibility to do so within the model range and that the parts are featured in the manufacturer’s
catalogue.
Following a report by the Technical Stewards, the Jury reserves the right to accept, or not, a
Machine in this group.
All modifications not explicitly authorised are forbidden.
9) Forbidden
 All modifications increasing the performance of the engine, clutch, or primary transmission.
The cooling system, in its entirety, and the original starting system must be conserved;
 All modifications to the electrical circuit other than those mentioned in the ‘free’ chapter;
 All modifications to the braking system other than those mentioned in the ‘free’ chapter;
 All modifications or reinforcing of all or part of the frame, as well as all change of materials,
except reinforcement designed to carry extra tanks or luggage racks;
 All changes of material, on whatever parts (even if these feature in the manufacturer’s
catalogue) which do not correspond to that fitted as standard to the model in question. The
year of reference being not that of registration as featured on the registration documents but
that given by the manufacturer and corresponding to the series number;
 All changes to appearance, dismantling or taking off of parts, accessories or equipment other
than those mentioned in the ‘free’ chapter.
10) NB: Parts may be removed by Technical Stewards so as to be checked at any time during the
Event.
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ARTICLE T4 GROUP 3 - QUAD
These Machines are based on production quads (meaning authorised for use on public roads), which
may be modified and/or equipped for all terrain Rally competition.
The provisions of the Technical Regulations for FIM Cross-Country Rallies – Quad category - apply,
with the exception of those concerning the frame and the engine.
The major parts: frame and engine (cylinder, cylinder head, crankcase) used must be the original
and from the same model quad, received and sold commercially. These parts can be modified,
however, with the exception of the crankcase, which must be strictly original.
The engine crankcases will be marked at Scrutineering. Any loss of marking will result in penalties
up to and including Disqualification.
During the Event, repairs are free on the top-engine. Any repair done on the bottom-engine (engine
cases’ inside) will be considered as an engine change. Once removed and replaced by engine B, the
refitting of engine A into the Machine will be considered as a change of engine, in the same way as
replacement by engine C.
The change of engine will incur a penalty:
The first change :
15 minutes,
The second change :
45 minutes
All following changes :
2 hours for each change.
The change of engine between Riders is allowed during Marathon Stages. The penalties will apply to
both Riders.
For the 2-wheel drive category, only the monocylinder engines are accepted.
ARTICLE T5 EXHAUST AND SILENCER SYSTEMS
1) Even where the specific prescriptions for a category authorise the replacement of the original
silencer or complete exhaust system, Machines participating in an Event run on public roads must
always be fitted with an exhaust silencer that conforms to the regulations of the countries crossed
during the Event.
2) The position and geometric form of the system must conform to the FIM’s technical prescriptions
for the discipline. In addition, hot tubes must be efficiently protected so as not to cause burns.
3) Exhaust systems must not be of a temporary nature. Exhaust gases must exit at the extremity of
the system. Parts of the frame may not be used to carry exhaust gases.
4) Any irregularity will lead to the start being refused up to the conformity application.
5) The non-respect of the maximum sound limit (115 dB/A with the ‘2 Metres Max’ method) will be
penalised as follows (see Art.79.11 of the Cross-Country Rallies Technical Regulations):
 1st infringement:
15 minutes,
 2nd infringement:
1 hour,
 3rd infringement:
Disqualification.
ARTICLE T6 LIGHTING EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
1) Must in all ways conform to the International Highway Code.
2) Each Machine must be equipped with at least:
 one headlight,
 one homologated rear stop light,
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equivalent surface area (halogen bulb recommended),
a horn with a 90 Db minimum noise level,
a rear mirror,
a fixed water tank of 3 litres (plus a 2 litre drinking system).
3) Each Quad must be fitted with a circuit breaker, without any neutralisation system. The circuit
breaker must be permanently linked to the Rider. Checks will be made at each Stage start and
throughout the Rally route.
In the case of an infringement, penalties from start refused to Disqualification will be applied by the
Jury.
4) Lights and red rear lights must be switched on throughout the Event so as to facilitate overtaking
of and by other Riders/Competitors or Organisers’ vehicles. Failure to respect this rule will result in
time penalties. All Riders are expected to carry necessary spares.
ARTICLE T7 MARKINGS
T7P1
GENERAL
1) In all categories: the frame, the engine, and spare engines are marked.
The Machine and the Rider are associated by a race number and will be identified by marks during
Scrutineering. These 3 elements are indissociable for the duration of the Event.
Considered as part of the frame: all parts welded surrounding the engine and supporting the
steering column and the mounting points for the rear suspension. The frame and the engine cases,
already marked at Scrutineering at the start, or all other parts, may at any moment have additional
marks added.
2) All fraud noted, and notably the fact of presenting as intact, identification marks that have been
retouched, will result in the Disqualification of the Rider and/or Team which helped or facilitated the
infraction, and that without affecting further sanctions which may be demanded to the national
federation of the Rider or accomplice.
3) Engine Change
The Rider must respect the following steps to change an engine:
a) Riders featuring in the first 15 at the General Classification and the A.S.O. Elite Riders
must register their intention to change their engine with the Technical Responsible (or to the Clerk
of Course) before 6.00pm. At 8.00pm for the other Riders.
b) The Technical Responsible checks the sealing of the engine to be changed,
c) The Rider changes the engine,
d) The Technical Responsible seals the new engine.
Any dismantling which has not been advised before will lead to a 15-minutes additional penalty.
The penalty will apply the same day for the first 15 of the General Classification and for the A.S.O.
Elite Riders. The penalty will apply the next day for the other Riders.
The penalties for an engine change during the Marathon Stage will apply in the evening of the
second day for all Riders.
4) In the Marathon Classification, the complete engine (standard) fitted in the Machine will be
marked. Other marks will be made to the:
 forks (stanchions, tubes and yokes),
 swinging arm.
5 ) T y r es
The two wheels / tyres for Bikes and the four wheels / tyres (+ the spare tyre) for Quads will be
marked for the Marathon Stage. The procedure will be announced in the Briefing, the day before the
Marathon Stage.
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Wheels / tyres cannot be replaced by wheels / tyres which have not been marked during the 2 dyas
of the Marathon Stage.
In case of non-respect, “forbidden Service” penalties will apply.
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A.S.O. ELITE RIDERS GROUP
1) Before Scrutineering, A.S.O.Elite Riders Group must ensure a hole allowing the fixing of 1mm
seals for the entire bolt attaching the engine to the frame (and the 2 bolts in the case of a twin
cradle frame) on pain of a €150 fine.
2) The standard main engine cases will be marked by a sticker during Scrutineering.
3) Riders are responsible for the continued presence of all seals and marks. Any lost marks or seals
not reported to the Technical Stewards will result in penalties to be decided upon by the
International jury.
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APPENDICES
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APPENDIX 1 – APPLICATION - ENTRY
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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.
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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
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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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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.
2.2
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).
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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.
You can find all the necessary information on the website www.dakar.com within the “Competitors
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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.
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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 2 nd 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.
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IRITRACK (RACE)
1) The hire of an Iritrack is compulsory and included in the Machines / Vehicle entry fee. It will be
issued to you by the supplier Astrium, if possible before boarding in Le Havre for Riders /
Competitors embarking onboard the ferry set up by the Organiser or in Buenos Aires on 2 nd January
2015 from 8.00am for 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.
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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]
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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:
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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.
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.
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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]
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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]
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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.
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.
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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]
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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:
A
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Immeuble Panorama B
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
AI. SPORTING REGULATIONS – SERVICE CREWS / SERVICE VEHICLES
Foreword:
The Deputy Clerk of Course responsible for Service Vehicles, named by the Organisation Committee
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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:
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.
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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 2 nd
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,
 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.
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.
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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.
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
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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
18th 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.
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.
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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.
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 for trucks, 110 kph for
cars;. This speed will be checked by the Tripy GPS. If the speed is exceeded a sign will appear on
the GPS screen, accompanied by a noise warning.
The GPS will be checked at the finish of the Stage, the information being automatically transmitted
by radio signal. In the case of an infraction, a controller will note the infraction and request that a
member of the Service Crew counter signs the note.
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:
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

€600 fine.
From 21 to 40 kph over the speed limit:
If the cumulative distance is less than 1,000 m:
 €600 fine;
If the cumulative distance is between 1,000 and 2,000 m:
 €800 fine;
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.
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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.
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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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
------------
---------------
------------ ---------------
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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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
X
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
--------------
€ 600
--------------
€ 800
--------------
€ 1 200
--------------
€ 1 600
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€ 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:
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- Repeated
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Others
penalties
Sart refused /
Disqualification
Sealing of Vehicle
Until finish TC
Of following stage
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Penalties
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X
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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
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6h
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X
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Up to X
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X
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Up to X
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X
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X
A11.2.3
A11.2.4
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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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€500
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3h
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Airborne Service not
managed by Organisation
- For assisted Rider /
Competitor:
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6h to Disqualification
- Repeated
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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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Others
penalties
A11.2.9
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Up to X
6h
X
A14.1.2
& 14.2.3
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€50
€100
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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
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X
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X
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2.
2P1
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
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Each Service Vehicle, likely to go on the track must imperatively, on top of the equipment described
above, be equipped with the following elements:
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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.
2P2
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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