IT's ON!!! The 2016 Grand Prix Rally is a Touring Road Rally that offers
challenges to both drivers and navigators over the four days of competition. The
Event includes Speed Events, Hillclimbs, Circuit Sprints and Auto-Tests with a
balance of configurations to suit all types of vehicles, linked by Navigation
and Mapped Transport Sections each day combined with Social Events each evening
culminating with the Presentation Function on the final night of the Event. The
Rally is open to all manufacturer produced performance, sporting, grand touring
and thoroughbred vehicles.
Event Dates: The Rally will be conducted from Monday 14 March
(Labour Day - Vic) starting at DECA, Shepparton, Victoria, through Thursday 17
March with the last competitive at Sandown Park. The Presentation Function will
be held on the Thursday night (Venue – Inner Melbourne). Please reference the
Featured Marque: In celebration of their 100th year anniversary
in 2016, the Featured Marque for the Grand Prix Rally is BMW, with a dedicated
BMW Class and commemorative Grand Prix Rally BMW Trophy.
Entry: The Event will accept a maximum of 50 Entries. Event
Entry is by the Event Entry Form only. Entry opens Tuesday 20 October 2015 and
closes Friday 12 February 2016 or when fully subscribed. The Organisers will
accept 10 Reserve Entries.
Entry Fees: Entry Fees Entry Fee (Driver/Navigator) is
$2310.00. Driver/Co-Driver/Navigator is
Please reference the Event Regulations and Event Entry Form for all
details. All fees include GST.
Event Permit/ Event Permit/ t Permit/Licensing: The Grand Prix
Rally will be conducted under an Australian Auto Sport Alliance (AASA) Permit.
All Drivers/Navigators will require a minimum AASA Club Racing Licence or higher
or an AASA recognized equivalent standard competition licence. The AASA Club
Licence application is available from: www.aasa.com.au
Accommodation: The Organisers will provide an Accommodation
Listing for the Grand Prix Rally Event days at Shepparton (Sunday), Wangaratta
(Monday), Healesville (Tuesday) and Traralgon (Wednesday). Additional Crew and
Friends: Additional Crew and Friends: Crews, friends and family are more than
welcome. A ‘Crew Booking Form’ will advise the Organisers if any additional crew
require meals en-route or extra tickets to the Presentation Function.
Navigation: The Navigation Tests are not set to “get you lost”.
The challenge is to be able to read a map, know where you are on the road and
interpret the instructions. The style of Navigation is by plotting by grid
reference on 250,000:1 Maps, RACV Maps and Route Charts, reading off a compass,
traveling the road as mapped and being observant. All maps are supplied. The
Organisers will conduct a Navigation School prior to the first Navigation and
offer review each evening.
Navigation Equipment:What navigators will need! A ‘Rally
Roamer’ to read 250,000: 1, The Organisers will provide Rally Roamers at the
Event Briefing, a decent magnifying glass a decent magnifying glass (also
available at the Navigation Briefing), highlighter pens, a clipboard, (A4 or A3
Size), clutch pencils and erasers. A Compass would be handy but the clear
plastic Rally Roamer as a compass included, remembering that all maps read
Scoring: Each timed Sub-Event of the Event will be scored
individually. Points will be awarded in order of finishing from highest to
lowest as follows: 1st = 100 points, 2nd = 99 points, 3rd = 98 points, 4th = 97
points etc and so on down to the last competitor. In the event of “Tied Places”,
the average of the scores for those places will be awarded to each Crew. Thus,
if three Crews tied for second place, add 99 + 98 + 97 = 294 divided by 3 = 98
points per Crew. Navigation will be scored and added to the Crew’s score for the
Event. Please reference the Event Regulations.
Scrutiny: Melbourne Scrutiny and Documentation will be
conducted on Thursday 10 March (Venue TBA). Regional and Interstate competitors
can arrange Scrutiny with a Scrutineer in their area. Shepparton Scrutiny and
Documentation will be conducted on Sunday 13 March (Venue TBA). Scrutiny and
Documentation can also be arranged prior to the Event Start on Monday 14 March
by appointment. All cars must pass Scrutiny prior to participation in any
competition. An Event Scrutiny Form will be sent with Acceptance of Entry
Classes: It is proposed that the competition will be divided
into the following classes
CLASSIC: Vehicles manufactured up to end 1975. Open.
MODERN CLASSIC: Vehicles manufactured from 1976 to 1990. Open
MODERN: Vehicles manufactured from 1990 to 2016. Open.
BMW TROPHY: All BMW.
SUPERCUP: 4WD/AWD. Open.
Capacity Classes: Capacity classes within the Categories and/or
additional Categories will be determined at the discretion of the Organising
Committee to reflect the Entry. Any Class which attracts less than three entries
will be combined with next age or capacity Class at the discretion of the
Organisers. Turbocharger/Supercharger equivalence factors apply.
Track Day – Test Day Day – Driver Training @ Sandown: Driver Training @
Sandown: Through our affiliation with Driver Dynamics, Entrants in the
Grand Prix Rally will have the opportunity to participate in a Track Day at
Sandown on the following dates, 20 December 2015, 16 and 24 January 2016. If
interested and for more information or bookings, please contact Driver Dynamics. www.driverdynamics.com
Photo CD. As part of the Event Entry, each crew will receive a
Photo CD from Osella Photographics. The images will capture each crew in action
and the atmosphere of the Event. A sample of the quality of Osella is available here
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Disclaimer: The Grand Prix Rally has no Licence, Sanction or Affiliation, nor purports to have any Licence, Sanction or Affiliation with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.