Poppy Regularity Rally

Holvoet and van Overschelde in Toyota triumph

 

Poppy Regularity Rally

The compact Saturday & Sunday format of the Poppy Rally is ideal for those who struggle to find time for our usual week-long events.

As before the event will be a competitive action packed road event based in the motorsport mecca of Ypres in the Flanders region of Belgium.

The tight intricate nature of the roads will create a challenge for both driver and navigator, and a good selection of non-damaging sealed surface tests (no reversing) will ensure maximum enjoyment for all competitors. The majority of the route information is issued in advance along with copies of the IGN 1:50,000 maps giving you plenty of time to plot and mark your map in the style that you prefer.

This event is classified as Expert, the route used is primarily sealed surface. As the event is held in late Winter into early Spring, adverse driving conditions may be encountered. There is no plotting on the move and the route is pre-plot.

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Event Description

Expert difficulty

The compact Saturday & Sunday format of the Poppy Rally is ideal for those who struggle to find time for our usual week-long events.

As before the event will be a competitive action packed road event based in the motorsport mecca of Ypres in the Flanders region of Belgium.

The tight intricate nature of the roads will create a challenge for both driver and navigator, and a good selection of non-damaging sealed surface tests (no reversing) will ensure maximum enjoyment for all competitors. The majority of the route information is issued in advance along with copies of the IGN 1:50,000 maps giving you plenty of time to plot and mark your map in the style that you prefer.

This event is classified as Expert, the route used is primarily sealed surface. As the event is held in late Winter into early Spring, adverse driving conditions may be encountered. Navigation is based on the IGN maps as stated in the previous paragraph, these can be tricky to use if you are a newcomer to regularity rallying, there is no plotting on the move, the route is, as a whole, pre-plot.


Event Characteristics


Start Date

TBC


Finish date

TBC


Entry Fee

TBC


Length of Route

660 Km / 413 Miles

(approx.)


Pre - Event training

No


Approximate leg distance

200 Km / 125 Miles


Vehicle Eligibility

01.01.86

(Vehicles built before this date)


Navigation Type

Map Based

(I.G.N. Maps)


Night Sections

Yes


TC Sections

Yes


Expected Tests

20

(Approx.)


Expected Regularities

10-15

(Approx.)


The information provided above is given as a guide and may be subject to change.

Navigation is map based. It will be in the same style as the last event, you will need a tripmeter (available here).

There will be some driving on loose surfaces and in the dark, navigation will be challenging, as such, this event is classified as Expert.

Crews who have competed on events with an average 12 hours driving per day.

Novices are very welcome, however, it would be advisable to compete on other events prior to this one


Vehicle Information

All cars will be eligible for overall awards.

The cars will be spilt into classes, based on age and cc.

There will no differentiation between sports and saloon cars.

HERO continue to generally favour older cars and the route chosen has been planned around cars from the 1960’s but both older and newer cars will feel equally at home.

The scoring on the test sections is class based so you will be scoring against other similar aged cars.



What is included

Entry to the event for a crew of two people
Help from the most experienced team in historic rallying
Hotels only included for international crews, local crews receive a discount to reflect this
All on-event materials to complete the route
Mechanical assistance available if required during the event
Extensive awards list
Event regalia

 


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