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Introduction to the Alpine Challenge

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23.09.20

The final of the 2020 FIA Trophy for Historic Regularity Rallies will be hosted by the Alpine Challenge by Rallye du Chablais in Switzerland on the 2-4 October.  

The total distance of the Alpine Challenge 2020 will be 710 km, which is divided into 3 stages and 8 sections centred on the resort of Villars-sur-Ollon. The route will include 20 Regularity Specials on roads open to public traffic in some of the most beautiful parts of the Swiss Alps.

What is a Regularity Rally?

The purpose of a Regularity Section on a Historic Road Rally is to test the crew's skill at maintaining a precise average speed over a defined route, usually on public roads.  

Each regularity section will have a Start Control, several Intermediate Time Controls and a Finish Point.  The aim is to take the correct amount of time between each consecutive pair of timing controls. Being early or late at one control must usually be carried over and not made up, so at each intermediate control you can forget about your timing over the previous section and start again from scratch for the new section.

The average speed the FIA Trophy for Historic Regularity Rallies is a maximum of 50kph.

Points Scoring

The ideal scoring time is the sole responsibility of the crews who can view the official watch placed on the control table, but the officials cannot give them any information about this ideal scoring time.

Any difference between the actual time and the ideal scoring time will be penalized with:

  • For any delay: 100 points per minute or fraction of a minute capped at 1,500 points
  • For any advance: 600 points per minute or fraction of a minute capped at 9,000 points.
  • The absence of a visa from an hourly check or the arrival at the check after the maximum allowed delay of 30 minutes will result in a penalty of 900 points.

Who is Eligible to Compete for the FIA Trophy for Historic Regularity Rallies?

From 2020 onwards, a new format for the FIA Trophy for Historic Regularity Rallies has been put in place. This new format consists of national events, which will be recognised as "qualifying events" and the Final, which is The Alpine Challenge, at which the FIA Trophy will be awarded.  

Drivers and co-drivers who participated in at least one qualifying event and who finished in the top 33% of the general classification will therefore be eligible to compete in the Final and claim the FIA ​​title. 

However, because the Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of the qualifying events to be cancelled or postponed, the entries are now open to all eligible participants, with priority given to those who qualified in the remaining five qualifying events that have been held in The Netherlands, Russia, Greece, Italy and Croatia. The closing date to enter the event has been set to Friday 25 September, 12pm.

Historic cars from the periods B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J1 and J2 without division of classes, with current registration and valid insurance.

Information

For more information on the Alpine Challenge visit the official website HERE

Video of the 2019 Alpine Challenge