Different from the speed rallies where the one who runs the fastest wins, in a regularity rally the one who maintain the average speed imposed by the organization throughout the rally wins. And how do you keep the imposed average speed? Well, this is where Rabbit Rally 2.0 will help you out, since it does all the necessary calculations automatically.
For the calculations, we use a very common expression in the regularity rally world, which is the pyramid.
In general, the organization of the rally gives us the distance and the speed, and with that we can calculate the time. And that is how Rabbit Rally 2.0 helps you during the rally, because every meter traveled the system does the calculations and informs you if you are late or early.
Let’s start with some documents that you should be used to managing for any rally you want to run.
General Regulation – The most important document of the rally, which must be read before even registering, because that is where you will find all the rules of the game. Each rally can have different rules and we must know them to take advantage of certain situations and not be penalized for breaking a rule due to ignorance.
Average Sheet – It is a worksheet, generally released on the organizer’s website a week before the rally, where we find the distances and the average speed changes for each section. This is the document that will be used to enter the data in the Stage Editor of the Rabbit Rally 2.0.
Timetable – It is a worksheet delivered on the day of the rally, that has the dislocation times, regularity times and the neutral times. With that in hand we can calculate our start time for each stage.
Roadbook – It is a book where we find the entire route of the rally. Each line of the roadbook is a reference where we find the total distance, partial distance, average speed and any other important information.
There can be 3 types of stage in a roadbook: Link, Regularity and Neutral.
Link (L): A link is used to connect the start of the rally to the start of the first leg of regularity, and the end of one leg of regularity to the start of the next leg. They generally serve to pass through populations or busy areas where it would not be possible to maintain the regularity.
Speed (S): These are the timed stages of regularity where we must be as regular as possible in order to get fewer penalties.
Neutral (N): These are untimed stages where we will be able to get some rest, food, go to the restroom, etc.