Kerry Mini Stages 2017 Banna


Kerry Motor Club


Six Stages 2 x 3times


Sunday 12th November 2017


Top Part West Coast Rally Championship


Organised & Promoted by Kerry Motor Club Ltd.

1. Banna Beach Hotel & Resort Mini Stages Rally is promoted and organised by

K.M.C. (hereinafter called the promoters), and will cover a route of

No more than 90 stage kms.

2. These Regulations have been submitted to and approved by Motorsport Ireland

and the necessary permit for the holding of the Competition has been granted.


3. The event is a qualifying round of the Top Part West Coast rally championship

Article 1

The Competition will be held under the International Sporting Code of the F.I.A. and

the General Competition Rules of Motorsport Ireland and these supplementary

regulations including Appendixes 25, 29 & 29.1 (Standard Regulations for all Stage

Rallies) of the Current Year Book All Competitors who forward completed Entry Forms

agree to be bound by the rules.

Article 2

(A) The Supplementary Regulations for the Rally are stated by the Motorsport

Ireland Regulations and Definitions 2017 year Book. Copies of the book can be

obtained from Motorsport Ireland, 34 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

(B) Final Instructions will form an integral part of the Supplementary Regulations.

Article 3

(A) Entries open on publication of the Supplementary Regulations.

(B) All entries must be made on the official entry form, and posted with entry fee to:

Michelle Walsh, 26 Casement View, Ardfert, Co. Kerry.0873165286 Calls after 6.30pm only.

Email :

The Entry Fee for the event is €411 plus €188 Insurance Levy which includes

Personal Accident Insurance and Standard IRDS/BRDS Insurance. Cheques may only be post dated to

1st of November 2017. Cheques should be made payable to Kerry Motor Club.

(C) The Club reserves the right to refuse an entry without assigning a reason.

(D) All withdrawal of Entries must be by 10th November 2017.

The Promoters reserve the right to postpone, cancel, or abandon the event or any part


Article 4

There will be Secure Parc Ferme in operation on Saturday 11th of November 2017 located in


As cars pass mechanical scrutiny they will automatically be sent into Parc Ferme.

A starters list will be derived from cars presented at Parc Ferme.

Article 5

The official Notice Board will be situated in the Rally Office will be in operation from

09:00 hrs on Sat 11th November 2017 until 30 minutes after the event prize giving. Prior

to the event and will be updated with information

on the rally.


Pace notes will be allowed on the event and competitors will be allowed to make notes on

Saturday November 11th 2017 between 09:30hrs and 16:00hrs.

Competitors must sign on at rally headquarters between 9:00 hrs and 12:30 hrs. Pace

notes will be available for sale by Third Parties. The club has no involvement in their

preparation and accepts no responsibility or liability for their accuracy or otherwise.

You will be supplied with reconnaissance identification stickers, which must be placed

on the front windscreen when you are commencing your recce/pace note making,

where it is clearly visible. “Judges of Fact” will patrol the Stages. Speeding and

dangerous driving will be reported to event officials. Respect for residents is essential

for the safe running of this event. Your attention is drawn to Appendix “29”, Regulation

4.6.1 &; 4.6.2 The decision of a “Judge of Fact” will be final. Judges of Fact may ask to

sign your Road Book. A list of “Judges of Fact” will be posted on the Official Rally

Notice Board. Your attention is also drawn to appendix “29”, Regulation 4.8.1 to 4.8.4

referring to a competitor found on a Stage outside of the “Recce” period, also refer to

4.9 – 4.10. Reports of breaches of this regulation will be submitted to Motorsport

Ireland who may convene a Tribunal of inquiry. Cameras may be in position before the

event.The maximum speed allowed on a Stage during recce is 60 k.p.h. unless a lower

limit is indicated by a traffic sign or a written instruction issued by the Organisers.

Traversing the Stage in the wrong direction is expressly forbidden and carries a 5

minute penalty. If you are not sure of being clear of any stage by 16:00 you should not

start the Stage. The number of runs or part thereof you will be allowed over the

Stages is 3 (three) – Penalty for exceeding 3 runs is EXCLUSION.


Entries are confined to 131. In the event of more than 131 entries being received

priority will be given as follows:

(1) As per Appendix “29” Article 2.6, Motorsport Ireland 2017 Year Book

Article 8. SERVICE

There will be a designated Service Area. Outside of this Service Area, support/Service

is expressly FORBIDDEN and will be monitored by Judges of Fact. The penalty for

Service/Support in a forbidden area is EXCLUSION. In an area where service is not

permitted the presence of or parking of a support/service vehicle and/or the

setting up of equipment will be deemed to be servicing.

Article 10

Rally 2 (Restart after Retirement)

10.1: General

10.1.1 The rally will operate Rally 2 in accordance with Art 13, Appendix 29 of the Motorsport

Ireland Yearbook (as published on MI Website)

10.1.2 A crew retiring from the rally between Parc Ferme Out and Arrival Control SS2, may

restart the rally from Service Out Control after 2 stages, or Service Out Control after 4


Cars retiring from the rally on Special Stages 2 or 3, or the following road sections, may only

restart from Service Out Control after 4 stages.

No restart will be permitted for crews retiring on Special Stages 4, 5, or 6.

A restart will not be permitted where a crew has been excluded for non-compliance with

eligibility requirements, traffic violations or a decision of the COC/R2C (Rally 2 Co-ordinator).

On retirement the crew must hand in their time cards to Car Accountability or the

marshal/timekeeper at the next available location/Time Control.

Crews must retain the duplicate copy of the time card, to present to R2C as proof of stages


10.1.3 Competitors must register for Rally 2 if they wish to restart by contacting the R2C prior

to a time that will be specified in Final Instructions.

Service Vehicles will not be permitted to access the Stage or any closed road between runs.

The organisers will, where possible, endeavour to remove any car to the nearest location

where it can exit the stage.

The transport of the car from that location is the responsibility of the competitor. The car must

return by direct route to the Service Area.

10.1.4 Competitors availing of Rally 2 must present themselves at the appropriate Out

Control, with their car, for re-scrutiny. Due time is 10 minutes before their original due time at that Control, and 15 Minutes maximum lateness will apply.

10.1.5 The R2C, once satisfied that the crew meets the conditions for a restart, will issue new

time cards which will have a restart time and restart Control Number.

The restart position within the field shall be at the discretion of the COC/R2C.

10.1.6 The organisers reserve the right to disallow restart on safety grounds or if the restart

would interfere with the running of the rally.

10.2 Penalties:

10.2.1 Penalties will be applied as per Article 13.5, Appendix 29 of the Motorsport Ireland

Yearbook (as published on MI Website)

10.3  Award Eligibility:

10.3.1 In order to be classified as a finisher the crew must complete a minimum of 3 special

stages, which must include the final loop of stages and the finish control.

10.3.2 Crews completing the rally under Rally 2 regulations will be eligible to score points in



Clerk of the Course : Jonathon O’Shea

Deputy Clerk of the Course : Martin Farrell

Motorsport Ireland Steward : Micheal Boland / Kieran Ambrose

Motorsport Ireland Safety Officer : Ger Healy

Club Steward : James O Brien

Club Safety Officer : Senan Raggett

Secretary of the Event : Stephen O’Connell

Entries Secretary : Michelle Walsh

Chief Medical Officer : Paul Rae

Chief Marshall : Ollie Lynch

Chief Scrutineer : Paudie Griffin

Chief Timekeeper : Eamon McGee

Radio Controller : Kevin Flannery

Press Officer : Sean Moriarty

Results Officer : Angus Sealy

Service Area Manager : Brendan Farmer

Competitor Liaison Officer : Pat Shiel

Car Accountability : John Flynn

Stage Commander SS1 : Anthony O’Connor

Stage Commander SS2 : Cathal Mansell

Chief Rescue Officer : Martin Byrne

Rally 2 Co-Ordinator (R2C) : Dermot O’Gorman

Emergency Services Liaison Officer : Jason Brick


The Rally will include the following Classes:

Class 1 Group N up to 1600 cc (Previously N1 & N2); R1 (atmospheric up to 1600 cc - VR1A/VR1B and turbo up to

1067 cc – VR1A/VR1B)

Class 2 Group A up to 1600 cc (Previously A5 & A6); R2 (atmospheric over 1390 to 1600 cc - VR2B and turbo over

927 to 1067 cc – VR2B); Kit cars up to 1600 cc; Group N 1601 to 2000 cc (Previously N3)

Class 3 Group A 1601 to 2000 cc (Previously A7); R2 (atmospheric over 1600 to 2000cc - VR2C and turbo over 1067

to 1333cc – VR2C); R3 (atmospheric over 1600 to 2000 cc – VR3C and turbo over 1067 to 1333cc –VR3C); R3 (Turbo

up to 1620 cc nominal - VR3T); R3 (Diesel up to 2000 cc nominal – VR3D); Super 1600 cars

Class 4 Group N over 2000 cc (N4 FIA Appendix J 254)

Class 5 Group R4 (Appendix J 260); S2000 Rally (2.0 Atmospheric)

Class 6 All cars homologated in FIA R-GT

Class 7 Group A over 2000 cc (Previously A8) (EXCLUDING WRC (1.6T); WRC (2.0T); S2000 Rally 1.6T 28 mm Restrictor (also known as Regional Rally Car - RRC))

Class 9 Modified cars up to 1450 cc, 2 wheel drive

Class 10 Modified cars 1451 to 1650 cc, not more than 2 valves per cylinder, 2 wheel drive

Class 11F Modified FWD cars 1451 to 1650 cc, more than 2 valves per cylinder

Class 11R Modified RWD cars 1451 to 1650 cc, more than 2 valves per cylinder

Class 12 Modified cars 1651 to 2100 cc, not more than 2 valves per cylinder, 2 wheel drive

Class 13 Modified cars 1651 to 2100 cc, more than 2 valves per cylinder, 2 wheel drive

Class 14 Modified cars 2101 to 3500 cc, 2 wheel drive. (Max 2 valves per cylinder over 3000 cc)

Class 15 Four-wheel drive cars whose homologation has expired. See notes 3 & 5

Class 16 Juniors (see Appendix 29.1, Article 21)

Class 17 Historics up to 1600 cc (see Appendix 29.1, Article 18.2)

Class 18 Historics over 1600 cc (see Appendix 29.1, Article 18.2)

Class 19 Historics – FIA Appendix K

Class 20 Modified 4 Wheel Drive Cars (4WD) See note 16 on classes

For further details on requirements for cars in classes 1 – 7 refer to Appendix J articles 252 – 261

(Article 260 refers to cars in Group R)

Note: Please consult “Notes on Classes”, Appendix 29, 2017 Yearbook- Standard regs for all Stage Rallies,


On publication of these regs Entries Open

Wednesday 1st November 2017 Entries close

Wednesday 8th November 2017 : Final Instructions Posted

Saturday 11th November 2017

9:00 to 12:30 Register for Recce at Banna Beach Hotel & Resort for competitors.

09:30 to 16:00 Recce for event.

14:00 to 18:30 Mechanical Scrutiny -- Banna Beach Hotel & Resort

15:00 to 19:00 Paper Scrutiny – Banna Beach Hotel & Resort

Sunday 12th November 2017

08.30 Competitors Safety Briefing (Compulsory for all crews)Rally HQ

09:00 First Car Away Parc Ferme

16:00 First Car Finish Rally HQ

17.30 Provisional Results Rally HQ

20.30 (Approximately) Prize Giving Rally HQ


1 st /2 nd /3rd Overall – Two Trophies per crew

The Kerry Motor Club reserves the right to reduce

the number of awards for a class or amalgamate classes if

insufficient entries are received for any class.


1 ST , 2 ND , & 3 RD – Two Trophies per Crew

1 st All ladies Crew – Two Trophies

Additional awards may be presented.