East European Tout Terrain Series 2019

General Prescriptions

Art.1 Events

Valid Events for 2019 are:

1. ISRAEL BAJA DESERT ISRAEL 70 20-23/03/2019
2. GREECE RALLY GREECE OFFROAD 02-05/05/2019 www.rallygreeceoffroad.gr 
3. ROMANIA BAJA 500 ROMANIA 28-30/06/2019 www.baja500.ro 
4. ROMANIA 4V RALLY RAID 25-28/07/2019 www.4vrallyraid.com
5. TURKEY BAJA TROIA TURKEY 03-06/10/2019 www.bajatroiaturkey.com 
6. GREECE BAJA GREECE* 08-10/11/2019* www.bajagreece.gr 
*Reserved event to be coupled with other event or if another race is cancelled.

Art.2 Running Events

All events have minimum 300km of Special Stages. Organizers are free to announce the number of Legs that a race may have. Classification is set according to faster time achieved and penalties if exist. Organizer of each event may announce a Regularity race in which classification is set according to the achievement of a pre-determined average speed and penalties if exist. A separate event for Motorcycles and Quads may be run at the same dates of an event. 

All events will apply GPS tracking systems for competitor’s surveillance and safety.

In all events will be applied “Super Rally” regulation, thus, a competitor may continue, finish and be classified even if he abandons in a Special or Liaison Stage. In such case, competitors will be entitled to continue even within the same LEG if this is possible from event timetable. Supplementary Regulation of each event will explicit explain “Super Rally” regulation.

Art.3 Vehicles accepted

All events accept vehicles T1, T2, T3, T3P, T3S, according to FIA regulations. Organizers may accept also T4 vehicles if the terrain is suitable. Also are accepted vehicles TH category (with expired homologation), SSV (“side by side” not conforming with FIA T3, TP, TS), R (vehicles accepted only in regularity Selective Stages). 

In specific:

Group & Class Vehicle:

FIA T1.1 T1 4×4 Petrol 

FIA T1.2 T1 4×4 Diesel 

FIA T1.3 T1 4×2 Petrol 

FIA T1.4 T1 4×2 Diesel 

FIA T2.1 T2 Petrol 

FIA T2.2 T2 Diesel 

FIA T3.1 T3 4×4

FIA T3.2 T3 4×2

FIA T3P T3 Turbo Prototype

FIA T3 S T3 Turbo Series 

TH.1: vehicles up to 2.500cc engine capacity 

TH.2: vehicles from 2501cc up to 3500cc engine capacity 

TH.3: vehicles from 3501cc up to 4500cc engine capacity 

TH.4: vehicles from 4501cc engine capacity and more

SSV.1 Engines with normal aspiration until 1050c.c.

SSV.2 Engines with turbo until 1.050cc (+ 1.7 coefficient applied)

SSV.3 Engines more than 1050cc with normal aspiration

R.1 Engines until 2.500cc (if turbo exists, 1.7 coefficient is applied)

R.2 Engines from 2501cc (if turbo exists, 1.7 coefficient is applied)

Group Moto

 A: Motorcycles under 280cc four stroke + under 250cc two stroke. 

B: Motorcycles from 281cc to 365cc four stroke + over 250cc two stroke.

C: Motorcycles over 365cc and under 450cc 

D: Motorcycles over 450cc and under 600cc 

E: Motorcycles over 600cc Single Cylinder 

F: Big EnduroTwin Cylinder 

Group Quad 

One Group. No subdivision

Organizers are free to announce more Classes within Categories.

Art.4 Technical Regulations 

4.1 Vehicles of T1 category must respect FIA latest regulations. It is permitted to be equipped with fire extinguishing system as described in Art. of J-2016. 

4.2 Vehicles of T2 category must respect FIA latest regulations but they are not subject to Appendix 2 of “General Prescriptions Cross Country Rally FIA”. 

4.3 Vehicles of T2 category are permitted to be equipped with fire extinguishing system as described in Art. of J-2016. 

4.4 Vehicles of T2 category may maintain the original fuel tubes and fuel tank according to Art.283.3.2 and Art.284.6.8 of J-2016. 

4.5 Vehicles of TH category are considered all vehicles that are according to regulations that each Organizer’s parent ASN has in force for non-FIA Cross Country Rally vehicles.

4.6 Vehicles of TH category with turbo petrol engine must have installed an air restrictor of 38mm directly before air intake. For twin turbo petrol engine, two air restrictors of 32mm must be installed respectively. Air restrictors must be installed in engines according to FIA regulations for T1 category.

4.7 All vehicles must have Roll-cage, Seats, Harnesses, Fire extinguisher (or fire extinguishing system), Battery cut-off switch, according to the latest FIA regulations. In TH and SSV categories, seats and harnesses may be at maximum eight (8) years old (from the year of manufacture). In TH and SSV categories, the fuel tank must be or the original in its original position or an FT3, FT5 safety fuel cell. For R category, each organizer may announce its own safety regulation.

4.8 All competitors must wear updated or expired FIA approved helmets, suits, boots, gloves, underwear. In some events underwear will not be obligatory.

4.9 In Greece, competitors are obliged to wear only updated FIA protection gear and also obliged to use FHR system with relevant helmets.

Please note that important technical changes have been implemented by the FIA:  

∙ Protection padding: Art. of the 2018 Appendix J

  Fuel tank for T2: Arts 283.14 and 284.6.8 of the 2018 Appendix J

  Fire extinguisher for T1 and T2: Art. of the 2018 Appendix J

  Distance between roll cage and helmet: Art. of the 2018 Appendix J

  Tinted windows: Art. 283.11 of the 2018 Appendix J

  Group T1 / Minimum weight: Art. 9.7 of the 2018 FIA Cross-Country Rally GPs

  Group T3 / Minimum weight: Art. 286.4.1 of the 2018 Appendix J

  Refuel couplings: Art. 34.3 of the 2018 FIA Cross-Country Rally GPs

  TV Rights / On-board cameras: Art. 50 of the 2018 FIA Cross-Country Rally GPs

  Survival kit: Appendix III of the 2018 FIA Cross-Country Rally GPs

∙ Air restrictors: Art. 9.2.4 of the 2018 FIA Cross-Country Rally GPs (updated on 08.05.2018).

∙ New T3P Category Technical Regulations (valid from 1.1.2019)

  • New T3S Category Technical Regulations (valid from 1.1.2019)

Art.5 Classification

All events for all Categories and Classes (T1, T2, T3, TH, SSV, R) will calculate classification as follows:

1st 20 points

2nd 18 points

3rd 16 points

4th 14 points

5th 12 points

6th 10 points

7th   9 points

8th    8 points

9th   7 points

10th      6 points

11th      5 points

12th      4 points

13th      3 points

14th     2 points

15th  1 point

Points for each Category and Class will be calculated in every event if at least 3 competitors start in each separate category or class.

Category and Class classification: a competitor will be classified and entitled for Trophies and Awards, after calculating the best four (4) races results.  

Thus, if a competitor runs 1 to 4 races, all points achieved will be taken in consideration for his classification. If a competitor runs more than 4 races, then the best 4 results will be taken in consideration for his classification.

Apart from above mentioned list of points for Overall, Categories and Classes, all competitors will be awarded with:

2 points for starting an event

2 points for finishing an event.

Also, in each Series event, Organizer may announce one (1) Special Stage as “Power Stage”. In this stage additional points will be awarded to the first six (6) competitors according to “Power Stage” Classification results. These points will be awarded as follows:

1st 6 points

2nd 5 points

3rd 4 points

4th 3 points

5th 2 points

6th 1 point.

It is advised but not obligatory that stage is the last Special Stage of the event. In “Power Stage” it is eligible to participate any competitor that has started the relevant event even he has retired from the race in previous stages.

Example of maximum score points in one event:

2 points for starting an event

2 points for finishing an event

20 points 1st in Category

6 points 1st in Power Stage

30 points Total

For 2019 EETTS, in general classification will be listed vehicles of FIA (T1, T2, T3, T3P, T3S) and TH categories. SSV, R, Moto and Quads will be listed in different classification.

Art.6 Regulations

All events are governed by FIA regulations, Regulations of local ASN, Supplementary Regulations of each event. 

Art.7 Trophies – Awards

Each event awards separately winners in Overall, Category and Class classifications. 

Series trophies will be awarded in place and date that will be promptly announced.

Trophies to be awarded:

Twin Cups for first 6 competitors of Series General Classification

Twin Cups for first 3 competitors of Series Categories

Twin Medals for first 3 competitors of Series Classes

Twin Cups for first competitors from each country

Single Cup for first 3 competitors-ladies regardless if she is driver or co-driver.

Art.8 Disclosure Statement

Event organizers declare their commitment for making their best effort for successful and safe races as scheduled.

Organizer of each event will provide to competitors Third Party Liability Insurance Policy in accordance with each country’s law. Competitors are strongly advised to obtain their own personal accident policy.

Organizers declare that each one has no responsibility for other’s event level of organization, safety and financial relations with competitors or any other party that is involved in the organization of an event. 

Organizers declare that financial responsibilities that derive from each separate event are exclusive responsibility of each organizer.

“2019 East European Tout Terrain Series” will be considered as completed if at least three (3) events are successfully concluded.