What is a regularity rally?
A regularity rally is a style of rally in which absolute speed is not the main objective, but rather the control of the speed, the time and the distance travelled.
The organiser of a regularity rally gives us a route to follow (Road book) and some specifications about speeds, times and distances with which we have to comply (regulation).
There are many ways of giving us these specifications:
- We can be set points that we have to pass irrespective of the time.
- We can be given specific times for passing certain points.
- We can also be given the average speed that wehave to meet for a set distance.
- Reproducing the same times as in a previous run through the same area as a specification. The variations are almost infinite.
The organiser monitors our stage times at the opportune points. The objective is to deviate as little as possible from the set times.
It is as if we had to chase a hare. It would be very easy; but since we cannot see the hare, we just have to imagine it.
Our clock must be perfectly synchronised with it. Easy! We have to measure the distance in exactly the same way. Difficult!
To put it another way: The hare runs the theoretical distance in the theoretical time and we follow the actual distance in real time.
- We will be penalised for any time or distance deviation.
- We will be penalised for being outside the time limits.
- We will be penalised for not following the same route.
The classification is established with the sum of all the penalties. Whoever has the lowest penalties wins the rally.
So having good tools to measure speed, time and distance well are part of the game. Blunik II and Blunik II PLUS are ideal for this, with only one device you can have everything you need for regularity with maximum precision and adaptable to many types of regularity rallies. We tell you in more detail in another post.
Cheers to everyone and to train! That pilot, co-driver and car are really the ones who make a winning team!