HERO Events

Types of Event

 

A DRIVERS GUIDE TO

How to go classic rallying - Types of Event

There are many classic rallies for you to explore, we’ll be concentrating on the ones that HERO promote as we know them best — obviously! HERO is unique in the way it grades its events, we looked at ski run codings and found they can be likened to rallies, we call it HERO Colour Coding. Green for the nursery slopes and entry level events through to black for the really demanding events that challenge the experts — we introduced this around five years ago and it has become a very popular and easy way to define the events we offer, more on this later.


You’re here as you are probably looking at entering your first event and are unsure what is involved, HERO organise and promote classic regularity rallying where competitors have to maintain a precise average speed over varying distances, topography and weather conditions; these factors are all taken into account in the grading of the event. Added to this, most of our events have driving tests which are held (in the majority) on private land and allow the crew to “stretch their vehicle’s legs” a little! These driving tests are actually designed to test the manoeuvrability and handling of the car, not just the outright speed, more about these later in the driving section.


HERO colour coding

INTRODUCTORY

Tulips / Descriptive Route Book
Daytime Driving
Sealed Surfaces
Spring, Summer & Autumn

INTERMEDIATE

Tulips / Descriptive Route Book
Some Basic Maps
Daytime Driving
Majority Sealed Surfaces
Spring, Summer & Autumn

ADVANCED

Tulips / Descriptive Route Book
Plus Maps & Speed Tables
Some Night Time Driving
Mixed Surfaces
All Year Round

EXPERT

Tulips / Descriptive Route Book, Maps & Other Forms of Navigation
Speed Tables
Some Night Time Driving
Mixed Surfaces
All Year Round


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