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12-01-2016 

General Regulations for Open off-road quad series Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016

General Regulations for Open off-road quad series Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016

TABLE OF CONTENT

1. GENERAL RULES
2. STAGES OF THE SERIES
3. PARTICIPANTS AND DRIVERS         
4. REGISTRATION, REGISTRATION FEES
5. ATVS OF THE PARTICIPANTS
6. ADDITIONAL TERMS
7. IDENTIFICATION
8. ADVERTISING
9. RESULTS
10. AWARDS

1. GENERAL RULES
1.1. These General Regulations define the rules of organizing and conducting the Open Off-Road ATV Series «Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016».

1.2. The regulating document of the competition are:
•    Unified Russian Sport Classification;
•    Rules of Can-Am Trophy 2016 rally ride;
•    Sport Code of Russian Automotive Federation;
•    These General Regulations;
•    Technical requirements to Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016,
•    Additional Regulations of the Stages (Regulations of each Stage).

1.3. Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 is a multy-stage official competition that is held on the basis of traditional competitions, included with the corresponding status into the Sport Calendar of Russian Automotive Federation. All changes to the Calendar are published officially.
1.3.1 The Organizing committee of the Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 ATV Series has the right to make final decisions on all issues related to sport regulatory activities at the Series.
All decisions made by the Organizing committee that influence the rules of classification or otherwise affect the interests of all or some participants are subject to compulsory publication in the form of bulletins.

1.4. Number of Stages of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 - 2 Stages.
The Stage is deemed invalid in case if less than 10 teams took part in the Stage (total number of teams).

2. LIST OF THE STAGES OF THE SERIES
2.1. Dates and location of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016.
Stage #    Date    Stage name    Coefficient of the Stage    Location
1.    15th - 18th of June    Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 – Stage 1    1.0    city of Almetievsk
2.    25th - 27th of September    Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 – Stage 2    1.5    city of Volgograd - city of Astrakhan

2.2. Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 is held in the following classifications:
•     ATV class - individual classification.
•     SSV Standard class - personal classification for the primary drivers (pilots) and secondary drivers (navigators).
•     SSV Standard class - personal classification for the primary drivers (pilots) and secondary drivers (navigators).
•    The organizers reserve the right to set up special nominations for participating ladies.

3. PARTICIPANTS AND DRIVERS
3.1. Participants of each Stage of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 are legal or physical entities that had registered for the Stage. Participants shall have a proof of the right to operate an ATV/SSV.

3.2. The participant (Applicant) bears joint and several responsibility for the actions taken by the registered Drivers, their representatives and mechanics as well as other persons registered by this Applicant to support his participation in the competition.

3.3. Participants in the Classifications:
•    ATV class - 1 participant on 1 ATV,
•    SSV Standard and SSV Sport classes - 2 participants on 1 SSV.

3.4. Maximum number of vehicles (ATV + SSV) on each Stage is limited to 80 units per Stage.
This limitation is conditioned by the resources of the Organizers of the Series that are responsible for the safety of the participants during the competition.

4. REGISTRATION, REGISTRATION FEES
4.1. To participate in each Stage of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 the teams need to present to the Secretariat of the competition properly filled and signed personal Applications that contain the following information:
•    applicant's name;
•    for each member of the Team: last, first and middle names, citizenship, contact address and telephone number;
•    driving license category and number;
•    certificate of registration for the vehicle;
•    ATV/SSV technical specification and vehicle class.
All participants that are planning to take part in the competition shall present themselves for Administrative check in person in accordance with the schedule to go through the safety briefing and to receive personal identification bracelet. The fact and time of the appearance for Administrative check is recorded by the secretary.
    Any team that had not completed the Administrative check during scheduled hours that are defined by the Rules of the Series will not be allowed to take part in the competition with the exception of force majeure circumstances acknowledged by the Sport Commissioner.
4.2. The application shall be supported with the payment of registration fee that will partly cover the expenses of the Organizer for trail preparation, organization of judging committee, safety and medical assistance.

4.3. By signing the official Registration form the Participant (Applicant) and all Team members, listed in the Application, agree:
•    to follow the requirements of the Sport Code of Russian Automotive Federation, provisions of these Rules, requirements of the Organizer as well as Driving Regulations that are valid on the territory of Russia;
•    to accept the rules and conditions of the competition;
•    to indemnify Russian Automotive Federation and the Organizer against any liability for any contingent losses and damages caused to Participant, his Pilot or Staff or property, as well as losses and harm inflicted by the Participant, his Pilot or Staff to the third parties and their property;
The Applications that are not supported by the Application free are deemed conditionally accepted. The Participant that have not completed the payment of the Application fee by the end of Administrative checks is not allowed to take part in the competition.
4.3.1. The change of the second member of the team (navigator) in SSV class is allowed only prior to the start of the Administrative checks. The replacement of the second team member requires the approval of the Organizer. Such an approval shall be confirmed in writing and becomes integral part of the Application, the copy of which shall be handed out against receipt to the Applicant.
3.2.4. The Applicant has the right to change the announced vehicle to another one without any limitation within the same class before the start of the Administrative checks.
4.3.3. In case if the vehicle presented for the Technical Check is not meeting the requirements of the Class it was initially applying for, the Sport Commissioner has the right to
-    move the vehicle to another Class  - with a corresponding refund/additional payment for the difference in price for Application fee in the corresponding Classes.
-    exclude the vehicle from the competition - in this case the Application fee is not refunded.
4.4 The Application is an agreement between the applicant and the Organizer. The Application commits the Applicant to take part in the competition and obliges the Organizer to fulfill all terms of the Sport Code of Russian Automotive Federation, these Rules and General regulations of the competition.
The change of participant in ATV class and the primary driver (pilot) in the SSV class is not allowed after the payment of the Application fee by the Applicant and enrollment of the Applicant into the preliminary list of participants.
Failure of the team that had paid the Application fee and was enrolled into the preliminary list of participating teams to appear at the Stage leads to disqualification of this team (participant) from this Stage. the Application fee is not subject to refund in this case.
The Organizer shall not be liable for any loss and damages caused to Participants or their property with the exception of the cases directly listed in these Rules. All teams take part in the competition at their own risk. By signing the Application form, the Applicant and his team are waiving a right for compensation of their expenses that can arise in case of an accident during the competition. This waiver from any rights for compensation pertains to Russian Automotive Federation, the Organizer, as well as responsible persons and other participants of the competition.
4.5. The Application fees from every participant are set in the following amounts for all Stages of the competition:
•    Early Application fee = 20 000 rubles. Can be paid from the beginning of the registration period till 30 days before the start.
•    Standard Application fee = 40 000 rubles. Can be paidstarting from 30 days before the start.
•    Late Application fee = 60 000 rubles. Can be paid at the day of registration for Administrative check.

4.6. 50% discount is set for every participant, riding BRP units:
•    Early Application fee = 10 000 rubles. Can be paid from the beginning of the registration period till 30 days before the start.
•    Standard Application fee = 20 000 rubles. Can be paidstarting from 30 days before the start.
•    Late Application fee = 30 000 rubles. Can be paid at the day of registration for Administrative check.

The Application fee covers meals for the participants and branded clothing.

The acceptance of Application fees shall be stopped as soon as the number of applying participants reaches the maximal allowed number of vehicles set in p. 3.4.

4.7. The Application fees are refunded in full:
•      to the Applicants, whose Application for the competition was not accepted,
•      in case if the competition did not take place.

4.8. The Organizer will offer partial (not more than 50%) refund of the Application fee to the participants who could not take place in the competition due to force-majeure circumstances against the documentary proof in case if the Organizing committee had received the refusal information  no later than 10 (ten) days before the start of the competition. The Participant (Applicant) shall attach the official document with a proof of force-majeure circumstances to the application for refund.
If the reason of refusal will be deemed valid by the Organizing committee, the Organizer will refund up to 50% of the Application fee to the Applicant.
The Organizing committee will deem valid only those cases that arose due to acts of God or natural disasters, all other reasons: break-down of the vehicle, loss of state registration numbers or registration documents, loss of driving license etc. are not treated as force-majeure circumstances and will not be considered by the Organizing committee.

4.9.    The Organizer reserves the right to reject the Application. In case of rejection the Organizer shall inform the Applicant about his decision no later than 8 days from receipt of the Application, but no later than 10 (ten) days before the start of the competition.

5. ATVS OF THE PARTICIPANTS
5.1. ATVs in the following classes are allowed to take part in Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016:
1.    ATV
2.    SSV Standard
3.    SSV Sport

5.2. Compliance with Technical Rules of Can-Am Trophy 2016 is mandatory for all classes.

6. ADDITIONAL TERMS
6.1. The competition will be held in the unified format of cross-country rally for all Stages in 2016:
       The length of Prologue, SS1 shall be no less than 3 km, but no more than 10 km.
       The length of each SS shall be no more than 350 km.
       The service and refueling points shall be obligatorily set up each 120 km of the trail.

6.2. The dates and duration of the Stages of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016:

Stage 1, 15th - 18th of June:
-    15th of June, Wednesday, Administrative check and Technical check, ATV/SSV vehicles are parked in a closed parking area;
-    16th of June, Thursday, Opening, Special Section - 1 (Prologue), regrouping, one Special Stage up to 250 km long;
-    17th of June, Friday, one Special Stage up to 350 km long.
-    18th of June, Saturday, one Special Stage up to 250 km, ATV/SSV vehicles are parked in a closed parking area;

Stage 2, 10th - 16th of September:
-    10th of September, Saturday, Volgograd city, Administrative check and Technical check, ATV/SSV vehicles are parked in a closed parking area;
-    11th of September, Sunday, Opening, Special Section - 1 (Prologue), regrouping, one Special Stage up to 250 km long;
-    12th of September, Monday, one Special Stage up to 350 km long;
-    13th of September, Tuesday, liaison 430 km to Bivouac in Astrakhan city;
-    14th of September, Wednesday, one Special Stage up to 350 km long;
-    15th of September, Thursday, one Special Stage up to 350 km long;
-    16th of September, Friday, one Special Stage up to 250 km, ATV/SSV vehicles are parked in a closed parking area; award ceremony of the Second Stage, award ceremony of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016.

Each participant is personally responsible for the calculation of fuel consumption on Special Sections. Under no circumstances the participants can issue complains against Organizers in case their ATV cannot cover the minimal length, stated in a Road Book, irrespectively to the type of road surface.
10% fuel allowance is mandatory due to security reasons.

6.3. The format of the race: different Special Stages (SS) are allowed - rally rides, linear (navigational or time-navigational), speed, additional Special Stages (ASS).
         Additional rules of each Stage of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 are additionally stipulated in the Technical Rules of every Stage.

6.4. Starting order at Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016:
•    at the First Stage of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 the Participants are starting in accordance with the rating in the final table of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2015, starting order for other participants is decided at the draw. The rating of the SSV team is defined in accordance with the rating of the Primary driver (pilot);
•    The starting order at the Second Stage of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 is defined by the following:
- for the participants that have earned points at Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 - in accordance with the current rating of the participant (pilot for SSV class) in the final table of the Series;
- for the participants that haven't earned any points at Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 - starting order is decided at the draw.

6.5. For safety reasons to provide visual control for the Teams competing at the Special Sections at Stages of the Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 the Organizer shall use electronic control and monitoring system to control the movements of the Teams.

7. IDENTIFICATION
7.1. The last and first names (initials) of the Participants as well as national flags shall be presented on both sides of the vehicle on front fenders or on the doors. Dimensions of the sign: Type height 30 - 50 mm - for the last names and names (initials), the height of the flag - 30 - 50 mm. In case if both drivers represent the same country one flag can be used with the height of 60 mm. Absence of any aforesaid elements during the course of competition can lead to penalties levied on participants in accordance with the penalization table.
7.2. The Organizers can use orange identification bracelets and vests to identify the members of the Teams on Stages of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016.

8. ADVERTISING
8.1. The ATV/SSV of the Pariticpants can carry any advertising or symbols in case the following conditions are met:
- this type of advertising does not contradict with the legislation of Russian Federation and Advertising law;
- the advertising and symbols take only those spaces that are assigned for advertising of the teams;
- this advertising does not contradict the decorum and traditions;
- the advertising does not express political or/and religious opinion.
The Participant with the vehicle that does not meet the before mentioned conditions shall not be allowed to start until the violation is eliminated.

8.2. The spaces that are assigned for compulsory advertising and symbols of the Organizers are listed in the amendments to the Supplementary Regulations of the Stages.

8.3. The Participants with dirty compulsory advertising, symbols, identifications and starting numbers shall not be allowed to start the Special Stage.

8.4. The teams shall provide for proper fastening of the advertising and symbols for the whole duration of the competition. If the assigned advertising and symbols are missing on ATV (SSV), the first infringement will lead to fixed penalization in the amount of 50% of the Standard Application fee; the second infringement - in the amount of 200% of the Standard Application fee.

8.5. The refusal to place the Compulsory advertising of the Organizer will lead to the additional increase of the Application fee for the amount of the STANDARD Application fee from each participant.

8.6. The symbols of any other competitions on the surface of ATV/SSV vehicles are prohibited. The infringement of this requirement shall lead to penalization for the amount of 100% of the Standard Application fee.

9. CLASSIFICATION RESULTS
9.1. Classification results of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016:
9.1.1. The final classification result of the Participant of Can-Am Trophy Russia is the sum of all results for both Stages, measured in points.
      The Result of each Participant (both the first and the second driver in SSV classification) in personal classification as calculated as a sum of points, earned on each Stage, multiplied by the Stage weight.

9.1.2. In case two or more Participants get equal score in the final protocol of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 Series, the priority will be given to the driver that got more points at the Second Stage. In case if the Participants are still equal the priority will be given in accordance with the results of the last personal meeting of the Participants at the previous Stages of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016.

9.2. Stage classification results of the Participant:
9.2.1. The choice of time keeping equipment is the responsibility of Can-Am Trophy Russia Organizing Committee.
Sport and penalty time is calculated in hours, minutes and seconds.
        The final Stage classification is defined by adding up the time shown at Special Sections and penalty time (received during Road Sections and other penalties calculated in time units).
        The competitor who achieves the smallest total time is announced a winner in the general classification, the next one being second, and so on. Classifications by category and group are build up in the same way.

9.2.2. In case Competitors get the equal results on the Stage, the winner shall be defined as a participant who have shown the best time on the last Special Section. Shall this be not enough to define the winner, the results of the previous Special Sections shall be taken into account etc. with the exception of the Stages where none of the Special Stages can be disputed. The participants that have shown equal time there shall be separated in accordance with their starting numbers. This rule for separation of the Competitors that have shown equal time can be applied at any moment of the rally.
Points earned for a place within the team (SSV) are awarded individually to each team member in accordance with the point’s calculation table.

9.2.3. The points for classification in Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 are not awarded in the group in case if there are five or less competitors competing in this Classification group during the Stage of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2015.

9.2.4. In case if there are three or less competitors competing in the Classification group during the Stage, the points for classification in Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 in this group are not awarded.

9.2.5. In case if there are less than three competitors competing in the Classification group during the Stage, the classification in the group is cancelled.

9.2.6. The result of each Competitor on every Stage of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 are the points, awarded in the classification group in accordance with the points calculation table.

10. AWARDS
10.1. The awards ceremony on the Stages of Can-Am Trophy Russia 2016 is conducted by the Organizing committee.

1st Stage:  
         ATV Class, 1 competitor awarded:
         1st place - Product certificate for50 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for40 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for30 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
 
         SSV Standard Class (pilots):
         1st place - Product certificate for50 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for40 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for30 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         SSV standard class (navigators):
         1st place - Product certificate for50 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for40 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for30 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         
         SSV Sport Class (pilots):
         1st place - Product certificate for50 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for40 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for30 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         SSV Sport Class (navigators):
         1st place - Product certificate for50 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for40 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for30 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
 
Second  Stage:  
         ATV Class, 1 competitor awarded:
         1st place - Product certificate for100 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for80 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for60 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
 
         SSV Standard Class (pilots):
         1st place - Product certificate for50 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for40 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for30 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         SSV standard class (navigators):
         1st place - Product certificate for50 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for40 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for30 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         
         SSV Sport Class (pilots):
         1st place - Product certificate for50 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for40 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for30 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         SSV Sport Class (navigators):
         1st place - Product certificate for50 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for40 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for30 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
 
 
Series
         ATV Class, 1 competitor awarded:
         1st place - Product certificate for300 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for200 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for100 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         
         SSV Standard Class (pilots):
         1st place - Product certificate for 250 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for150 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for100 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         SSV standard class (navigators):
         1st place - Product certificate for 250 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for150 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for100 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
 
         SSV Sport Class (pilots):
         1st place - Product certificate for 250 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for150 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for100 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         SSV Sport Class (navigators):
         1st place - Product certificate for 250 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         2nd place - Product certificate for150 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
         3rd place - Product certificate for100 000 rub, cup, medal and diploma.
The absence of the prizewinner at the podium during awards ceremony deprives him from the right to receive the cup, medal, diploma as well as prize fund. (The compliance with the awards protocol for the Stage and the Series is compulsory for all prizewinners without any exceptions).
Sponsors reserve the right to award participants with prizes during the Stages in various nominations.





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