Please find attached to this article the race regulations so that you may encouraged to actively participate in this competition.
Should you have any queries or doubts feel free to use the crawlers forum created specifically to discuss this competition.
CRAWLERS 2.2 CATALONIA REGULATIONS
These regulations are intended to standardize the competitions of radio-controlled crawler vehicles that take part at different locations of our geographical territory. Unlike other countries, this race will take place on different types of terrain and not only on the rocky surfaces that are typically used in other countries.
2. VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS:
2.1 Limited to 4 wheel vehicles
2.2 Crawler class 2.2 scale
The tread will be a maximum of 25.75 +,- 5% cm
Distance between front and rear axles 31.75 +,- 5% cm
Rims will be 6.00 cm in diameter
Dual motor vehicles are allowed
Home-made or factory tube chasses are allowed provided they fall within the 2.2 scale.
2.3 Spinning is only allowed with the front wheels (steering kits are not allowed) front and rear assembly blocks are allowed.
2.4 It is mandatory to race with a car body, with the exeption of the tubular models. In the latter case the car body must be at least 1/10 scale. This can be scaled down or modified as long as a minimum 70% of the original is maintained and at all times maintaining the original factory cockpit width (this also has to remain close to the original).
2.5 Accepted car bodies
All those that are either self-made or factory made for 2.2 crawlers.
3. GENERAL RACE REGULATIONS
3.1 The winner will be the person with the lowest number of points at the end of the race.
Scoring begins once the vehicle has crossed the 1st gate.
Scoring is completed once the vehicle has crossed the last gate.
There are no training sessions or test runs. Violators will be receive a DNF 6.10 at that particular zone. ( see section 6.10 )
3.2 The starting order will be determined by a draw that will take place at the 1st zone. The subsequent zones will be determined based on the last ranking of each (from last to first)
3.3No electric or manual trailers nor electric winches are allowed.
3.4 The vehicle must complete the zone using the same wheel type, tread, diameter and height as used at the beginning of the race.
3.5 The chassis must not be replaced by another at any time during the race.
3.6 Drivers are allowed to make height alterations to their vehicle and tire changes between the different zones.
4. In the case of two drivers with equal scores the winner is the one with the fastest time.
5. If the race hasn´t been timed a «sudden death» tie break will take place between the drivers. In such a case, the driver who had been penalized previously or who progressed the least will be the loser.
6.1 Vehicle Touches: + 5 points, are given for any vehicle touch whether it be deliberate or accidental, during the race.
6.2 Repairs: + 5 points, Vehicle repairs that don´t require the use of tools can be carried out without having to face any additional sanctions. If the driver has to raise the car in order to inspect any damages ocurred, the race judges must be notified before hand.
Should the use of tools be necessary, there will be a penalty. Repairs that can be done in less than one minute can be done on the track; if such repairs should require more than one minute they must done off the track in make-shift pit boxes. If the repairs take more than 30 minutes, the driver will receive a DNF (did not finish) 6.10 penalty, whether it´s in the driver´s favour or not, the points will be added to the driver´s score.
6.3 Rollovers: + 5 points. Are given when the vehicle rolls over and isn´t able to land on its wheels without the assistance of the judge or driver.
If the vehicle needs to be touched in order to righten itself, this task must be carried out by the race judges in «hinge» fashion, meaning that the vehicle must be pushed over on its own axis (whether to the left or right) and must face the same direction as it had from the start.
6.4 Rollovers ? Those vehicles that are able to land back on their wheels without vehicle touching will not be penalized. There won´t be any reverse penalties given until the vehicle has landed on all four of its wheels.
6.5 Reposition: + 10 points. These are given when the driver has to carry out a reposition outside of the car´s corresponding zone in order to continue. The judge shall be the one to reposition the vehicle.
6.7 Gate marker: + 10 points. Are given when all four wheels or any other part of the vehicle aren´t able to completely cross the gate markers; every time the vehicle touches a gate marker during its maneuvers a penalty will be given.
6.8 Revers: + 1 point. A point is given when the vehicle reverses after having made forward progress. A reverse is when the wheels move the vehicle backwards. A maximum 1/4 wheel spin is permitted.
Any more than this is considered a reverse.
6.9 Maximum gate pionts: the maximum sanctions given are +20 for each gate. Once a driver has been given the maximum sanction of 20 points between gates he will be placed at the start of the next gate.
6.10 What is a DNF (not finished) it is a total of + 40 point and is given when a driver has not completed a zone in the required time and if he abandons the race for any given reason. (rapairs impossible, leaves the competition).
7.1 Progress bonuses –1point Progress bonuses are given for every gate crossed successfully; 1 bonus is given which is deducted from the total score after having completed a zone; once the driver has exited due to an out of time (DNF 6.10) the points obtained during the course of the zone will be added or deducted.
7.2 Special bonus gates -10 pionts: These have a special set of regulations and will be distiguished by the gate colour. 10 points will be given when these gates are crossed between the previous gate and a bonus gate. Bonus gates will be within a zone once the driver has exited due to an out of time (DNF 6.10) . , The points obtained during the course of the zone will be added or deducted.
8. EVENT TIMING
All scoring will be carried out using a specially made program for such events.
8.1 Drivers must complete the race within the time preestablished by the head judge. Should a driver not complete a zone within the required time limit a DNF 6.10 will be given.
8.2 The clock starts once the driver has crossed the 1st gate and stops once the last gate has been crossed.
9. RACE FORMAT
The gates of each zone are bordered at each extremes with tennis ball halves. This distance should be a minimum of 50 cm. There will be from 2 to 4 gates per zone, with each race consisting of 2-4 zones, depending on the timing requirements.
9.1 Zones One zone with two judges will be in operation for all participants. Once the zone has been completed, while the driver is being handed his card, another participant will enter with a different judge. In this way, more visibility and participation opportunies will be provided during the event.
9.2 Drivers. Personal cards will be handed out to each pilot prior to the race which shall be handed to the judge so that they could record the bonuses y penalties as with the zone times. Once the race has finished, the judge will return the card to the driver and will be able to verify and accept the score and also sign it in the judge´s presence and hand it to the time-keepers.
9.3 The judges: These are the individuals responsible for the vehicles and their penalizations during the race. No driver must interfere with any judge´s decision. Judges must report any such offence when commited.
Glossary: The driver´s meeting will be held prior to the race so they can be notified of the race angements as well as any possible changes. (the attendance of the drivers is mandatory).
11 races will be held and 2 will be ruled out
Shedules at 9:00 at the zone, registration and start at 9:30, finish at 14:30
In case of rain, the decision to hold the race or cance it will be made on the track at the judge´s discretion.
Registration will be 15 euros. These funds will go towards the judge´s fees as well as the cost of the materials used.
At the end of the championship, personalised tophies will be awarded and a draw will be held of items related to the hobby.
To be elegible for a championship final trophy each driver must have participated in a minimum of 6 races.
For the championship final draw each driver will have as many numbers as the amount of races in which they have participated.
Any insults or bad behaviour will be sanctioned with a disqualification from the race and in the case of repeat offenders; desqualification from the competition.
The information website for information on placings and other news www.technicalrp.es ( Crawlers forums)
CRAWLERS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP DATES; 2010
20/02 TORRELLES DEL LLOBREGAT
13/03 CALAMOT ( GAVA )
10/04 EMITA BRUGUES ( GAVA )
01/05 LA ROCA DEL VALLES