6th kavi rally
Vehicle ScrutinyEnclosuresDeclarationEntry Form
"6TH KAVIGURU RALLY"
Kolkata Ð Santiniketan
May 31, 2003
Supplementary Regulations & Rules, Official Programme
and Entry Form
The “Sixth Kaviguru Rally”
is being organised by the Bengal Motor
Sports Club (Promoter) and held under the International Sporting
Codes of the Federation Internationale de I’Automobile
Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme
(FIM) and the National
(NCR) of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs
(FMSCI) and these Supplementary Regulations (SR) of the
This rally is being run in a single leg.
Publication of Authorised Starters’List – Rally HQ
Start from Netaji Indioor Stadium,Kolkata
Finish at Mark & Meadows,Santiniketan
Publication of Final Results –Santiniketan
Bengal Motor Sports ClubC/o. Alpine Auto Enterprise2B, Tilak Road, ( Deshapriya Park)Kolkata 700 029
Official Address, Telephone & Fax
Secretary GeneralBengal Motor Sports Club11A, Apurba Mitra RoadKolkata 700 026Tel :
Business Address, Telephone & Fax
Sri Kunal Banerjee (Secretary General, BMSC)President, Kusum Products LtdTel :
Dr Somnath Chakravarty (COC)City Medical Centre135, Rashbehari AvenueKolkata 700 029Tel :
Mobile : 98300 38851E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Notice Board
Tel : (03463) 253-578, 256-796Fax : (03463) 252-457
10-05-2003 to 30-05-200311A, Apurba Mitra RoadKolkata 700 026Tel :
Entry forms will be available at the following addresses :
Alpine Auto Enterprise
(10.00 to 19.00 hrs)
(10.00 to 19.00 hrs)
(12.00 to 22.00 hrs)
Bhatia Photo Palace
Excel Highway Service
Bhakat Bhai Pvt Ltd.
(10.00 to 19.00 hrs)
In Association with
Sri Subhas ChakrabortyHon'ble Minister-in-Charge, Sports & TransportGovernment of West Bengal, andChairman, Bengal Motor Sports Club, Kolkata
Sri Ram Chandra Sharma, IPS (Retd)
Vice Chairman, Bengal Motor Sports Club
Sri Biren Saha, IPS (Retd)
Vice President, Indian Olympic Association, and
Vice Chairman, Bengal Motor Sports Club
Sri Rajat Kumar Majumder, IPS
Addl Director General of Police, WBSEB and
President, Bengal Motor Sports Club
Sri Manab Majumdar
Executive Vice President, Bengal Motor Sports Club
Rajat Kumar Majumder, Chairman of the Rally
Dr Somnath Chakravarty, Clerk of the Course
Anup Mitra, Addl. Clerk of the Course
Debasish Bhattacharjee, Addl. Clerk of the Course
Bijoy Haldar, Addl. Clerk of the Course
Kushal Ghosh, Addl. Clerk of the Course
Asoke Sarkar, Addl Clerk of the Course
Amit Paul, Addl. Clerk of the Course (Passage Control)
Sujit Kumar Roy, Addl. Chief Marshal
Pratim Chowdhury, Chief Starting Marshal &
Praveen Ch. Bhanj Deo, Coordinator Hospitality
Rana Dutta, Chief of Communications
Sandeep Sardar, Secretary of the Meet
Amarendra Mohan Bose (Lama), Chief Scrutineer
Ayan Mitra, Addl. Chief Scrutineer (Mechanical Inspection)
Joyprakash Majumdar, Addl. Chief Tabulator
KishalayGoswami, Competitor Relations Officer
Anjan Sirkar, Addl. Competitor Relations Officer
Dr. (Mrs) Pushpa Malhotra, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Satyajit Sen, Addl. Chief Medical Officer
Dr. C.M. Singh, Chief of Paramedics
Manash Chowdhury, Paramedic Officer
Sachinath Majumdar, Chief Safety Officer
Amitabha Chowdhury, Chief Coordinator (Santiniketan)
Bablu Bhakat, Co-ordinator (Santiniketan)
Mohan Bhakat, Co-ordinator (Santiniketan)
Koustav Ghosh, Prize Distribution Coordinator
Anirban Burman, Prize Distribution Coordinator
Amit Chakraborty, Press Coordinator
Alokesh Bagchi, TV Team I – Coordinator
Satyabrata Majumdar, TV Team II – Coordinator
Kalyan Mukherjee, TV Team III - Coordinator
Stewards of the Meet
Satarupa Choudhury, Chief Steward of the Meet
Lajpat Prasad, Addl. Steward of the Meet
Definitions and Abbreviations
Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India
Any person/legal entity accepted forparticipation
The person in whose name entry has been filed
It includes a co-driver of a four-wheeler anda rider/co-rider of a two-wheeler
A person, other than the driver or navigatorconveyed in a vehicle
A two-wheeler or four-wheeler participatingin this meet
An area in which no repair, service orintervention is permitted, except as providedin this SR or as authorised by Officials
Rights & Obligations of the Organisers
The Organising Committee, hereinafter referred to as the“Organisers”, may issue any CIB and/or written instructions tocompetitors at any time. Written instructions when issued shall besigned by each competitor as a proof of receipt/acknowledgementand shall have the same legal force as these SupplementaryRegulations. All CIBs will be communicated through dated andsequentially numbered bulletins. These bulletins shall have the forceand will constitute a legal part of these Regulations and will beposted on the Official Notice Board in Kolkata and Santiniketan.
Amendments of the Supplementary Regulations, if required, shallbe effected by means of CIBs in terms of Article 66 of the SportingCode (Vol. I).
The Stewards are empowered to take a decision on any issue notcovered by the present Supplementary Regulations.
The Organisers may at their discretion abandon, cancel or postponethe meet for unforeseen circumstances, reasons of safety or ForceMajeure
The Organisers and/or the Clerk-of-the-Course reserve the right todelete and/or change any part of the route, should they deem itnecessary or expedient at any time for reasons of safety or ForceMajeure
or for any other reason.
THE ORGANISERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE
AN ENTRY OR ANY ENTRANT OR ANY MEMBER OF THE
CREW WITHOUT HAVING TO GIVE REASONS FOR SUCH
Article 3 GENERAL CONDITIONS
The “6th Kaviguru Rally”
shall be a National Meet.
Interpretation of these Rules & Regulations and decisionsregarding any unforeseen circumstances shall rest with the
The rally will be run in one leg designed on Time-Speed-Distance
(TSD) format involving undisclosed routes and time & passage
controls. Passage controls will however be disclosed for
designated areas for service refuelling and/or meals.
The Rally will start on 31st May, 2003 from Netaji Indoor Stadium,Kolkata and finish at Mark & Meadows, Santiniketan on the sameday.
The TSD event will be run on a non-cumulative format.
The FMSCI Organising Permit Numbers are :
Speed and Distance Route of the Rally
The total distance of the rally is approximately 350 kms. Themaximum average speed of the Rally shall not exceed 55 KPH.
The Rally route will traverse through forests, national & statehighways, dirt tracks and other unsealed surfaces. The Organisershave taken adequate measures to ensure that the rally route doesnot cause unwarranted damage to the vehicles, save and exceptnormal wear and tear.
Any person or legal entity holding a valid FMSCI Competition
is eligible to enter in this event. The driver
and navigator must possess valid driving licences and FMSCI
Competition Licences. Competitors may participate in this event
even if their status is that of an "Applied For" participant. (BMSC
will assist competitors in procuring FMSCI licences on receipt of
Rs.150 and Rs.100 for four and two wheelers respectively, being
FMSCI licence fees and BMSC service charges).
Two member teams are only allowed to participate in the four-
wheeler and two-wheeler categories
, comprising of the driver and
navigator subject to Rule 3.3.3. Navigators are also eligible to drive.
A male passenger is permitted to travel in an all women’s team.
Minors are not allowed to take part, nor are they allowed to travel
as passengers in competing vehicles. Violation shall lead to
Where the entrant is a legal entity or an individual who is not part ofthe crew, the first driver named in the entry form shall be responsiblefor all liabilities and obligations of the entrant, throughout thecompetition.
All vehicles must be individually licenced for the road and permittedto travel on Indian Roads by the Motor Vehicle Authority.
There will be no classifications in terms of engine capacity or group
except the category of two and four wheelers. All vehicles may run
as open class. Maruti Omni Vans, soft top and open hooded
Vehicles will not be allowed to participate for safety reasons.
Any type of fuel is permitted provided it complies with Article 11of Vol. 4 of the NCR of the FMSCI.
Fuel tank should be as per specifications mentioned in the NCR.
Competitors are free to choose tyres for their vehicles.
Four-wheelers shall have seat belts for all members of the crew,
(including passengers for all women's team), first aid kit (see
Annexure for list of contents), circuit breaker, fire extinguisher,
fog & head lamps, fluorescent red triangle affixed to the body
in the rear, and front and rear towing eye, being compulsory
safety requirements for a competing vehicle. Participants are
strongly advised to install anti-roll cages and anti-roll bars in
competing vehicles for their own safety although this is not a
mandatory requirement. Details of other requirements will be
found in the vehicle scrutiny annexure.
Two-wheelers shall have a first aid kit
and fog & headlamps being
compulsory safety requirements for a competing vehicle. The chain
cover, leg guard and side stand should be removed. The chain lock
should be facing inside. Details of other requirements will be found
in the vehicle scrutiny annexure
During Pre-event Scrutiny, Scrutineers
after inspection shall affix
Pre-event "OK" Stickers on the Competing Vehicle and Helmets
of all crew members and Medical Officer shall affix Pre-event "OK"
Stickers on First Aid Boxes. Shortcomings, if detected, by the
Scruitineers will be pointed out and Competitors given time on the
same day for Re-Scrutiny.
In Re-Scrutiny, a fee of Rs. 200 and Rs.400
shall be charged for
two and four wheelers respectively. Scruitineers & Medical Officers
will check that short comings pointed out earlier have been corrected.
shall be held, if the Scruitineers & Medical
Officers are still not satisfied after such Re-Scrutiny. A fee of Rs.400
and Rs.800 shall be charged for two and four wheelers respectively
for such scrutiny by the Stewards. If the Stewards are still not
satisfied, they shall declare that the vehicle has failed to pass Pre-
event scrutiny and exclude the vehicle from the event.
Local Entries will be received at Rally HQ – 11A Apurba MitraRoad, Kolkata 700 026 in between 5.00 pm and 8.00 pm
Outstation entries may be sent to Registered Office of Bengal MotorSports Club – Alpine Auto Enterprise, 2B, Tilak Road (DeshapriyaPark), Kolkata 700 029 alongwith requisite entry fees, not later than12.00 hours on Tuesday, 27th May, 2003.
which are incomplete, except as permitted under these
Supplementary Regulations or which are not accompanied with the
requisite entry fees, may be rejected.
No amendments are allowed to be made in respect of any entry thathas been submitted, except change of a competition vehicle, asprovided in the NCR of the FMSCI and these SupplementaryRegulations.
An entry form that contains false and/or incorrect statements shallbe deemed to be null and void. The entrant may be deemed guiltyof breach of the NCR of the FMSCI and these SupplementaryRegulations and entry fees are liable to be forfeited and the entrantexcluded from the meet.
If the participants during the running of the event, prize distributionor press conference create a position for themselves, which is viewedby the Organisers as being sponsored, then at the sole discretion ofthe Organisers the entry will be classified as “sponsored”. Whetheran entry is sponsored or not will be determined by the Organiserswhose decision shall be final.
Entry fees shall be made payable to the “Bengal Motor Sports Club”.
All pay orders, bank drafts, postal orders, money orders, must becrossed as “Account Payee Only”. The Organisers reserve the rightnot to accept payment by cheque. Entry fees may be paid in cash.
Entry fees will be refunded only under the following circumstances:
A maximum of 50 (fifty) four-wheelers and 50 (fifty) two-wheelerswill be permitted to participate. Acceptance of entries will be onfirst-come-first-served basis, provided that the entrant meets allrequirements of these Supplementary Regulations.
Two-wheelers shall be flagged off first, at two minutes
followed by the four-wheelers. The four-wheelers shall be flagged
off at intervals of five minutes
. The first four-wheeler will be flagged
off after 10 to 15 minutes from the time of departure of the last two-
wheeler, depending on the number of entries.
Article 4 ELIGIBLE CREW
Each member of the crew will be supplied with a stamped “IdentityCard”, affixed with his recent photograph. The “Identity Card” shallbe carried visibly on his/her person throughout the duration of theevent. Failure to comply may result in exclusion, at the discretionof the Steward. The “Identity Card” will contain inter alia
thecompetitor’s name, blood group, illnesses and drug allergies, if any.
riding is not permitted for two-wheelers and shall result in
The full crew must be on board the vehicle throughout the entireduration of the rally, with the exception of eventualities provided inthese Supplementary Regulations.
An “Identity Sheet” bearing the recent photographs (4 x 4 cm) withthe signature of all members of the crew (including that of thepassenger, if any) must be kept on board the vehicle throughout theentire duration of the event and must be presented, upon officialrequest. Failure to do so shall result in exclusion from the rally.
A member of the crew designated as a passenger for an all -
women’s team shall not be permitted to drive or navigate during
the event. Violation shall lead to exclusion.
Four wheeler competitors shall wear ISI certified
open face or
full face helmets. If is however, reiterated that all four wheeler
competitors are strongly advised to wear full face helmets for their
own safety. The helmets shall be worn throughout the rally when
the vehicle is in running condition even in "No Check Zones".
Infringement of this Article shall result in exclusion.
Two-wheeler participants, driver and navigator, shall wear ISI
certified full face helmets with visors and additional protective
like high ankle boots, gloves, knee, torso & elbow guards and
pants of strong material. The helmets and protective gear shall be
worn throughout the rally when the vehicle is in running condition
even in "No Check Zones". Infringement of this Article shall result
During pre-event scrutiny on May 29th, 2003
and pre-start scrutiny
on May 31, 2003, different colour coded "OK
" stickers shall beaffixed to helmets, vehicles and first aid boxes
. Competing crew
should ensure that both colour-coded "OK" stickers for vehicle,
helmets and first aid boxes are available for inspection at any time
during running of the event. Violations if detected enroute shall
lead to exclusion.
Two-wheelers shall report to Starting Marshal by 06.00 hours and
four-wheelers by 07.00 hours, before the start of the event on
Saturday, May 31, 2003 and on such reporting the vehicles shall
be deemed to have been placed in the Parc Ferme and under
control of the Starting Marshal. All rules and regulations of
this SR and NCR shall apply to compettors and vehicles from
this point till conclusion of the event.
Final OK Stickers (Red)
shall be affixed to the helmets, vehicles
and first aid boxes by the Scrutineers & Medical Officers inside the
Parc Ferme. There shall be no provision of Re-scutiny before the
start unlike for the Pre-event scenario. Competitors without Final
& Pre-event "OK" stickers may not be permitted to start and
may be excluded from the rally.
Article 5 OFFICIAL DISTANCES IDEAL TIME & RESULTS
The Official Distances of Time Controls and Ideal Time
displayed on the Official Notice Board at “Mark & Meadows
Santiniketan at the end of the event,
after the arrival of all vehicles
or as decided by the Clerk-of-the-Course.
The provisional results shall be posted on the Official Notice Board
at “Mark & Meadows
”, Santiniketan at 22:30 hrs. on Saturday,
31st May, 2003.
In case of delay, competitors shall be intimated
through a CIB.
Article 6 CONDITIONS PRECEDENT
Acquaintance with and submission to rules:
Each person, body or group of persons, shall by and upon
entering for competition, lodging any appeal to the FMSCI,
set up under the NCR of the FMSCI, shall be deemed to have:
a) Made themselves, acquainted with and unconditionally
accepted the provisions of the NCR of the FMSCI and
these Supplementary Regulations of the BMSC.
b) Submitted themselves without reserve to the consequences
resulting from the rules and any subsequent alterations
c) Renounced, under pain of disqualification, the right to have
recourse without the written consent of the FMSCI to any
arbitrator or tribunal not provided for in the NCR. All
competitors, entrants, etc must also expressly agree and
undertake not to agitate, litigate or seek the direction of
the Court of Law, except in the manner provided for by
the NCR of the FMSCI, on any matter or question directly
concerning or relating to the meet, commencing from the
submission of entries up to the conclusion of the event;
declaration of results, distribution of prizes and including
any difference in time registered by different time - keeping
These are the Conditions Precedent attached to the submission
of entries and binding on all participants taking part in the
event. All entrants, drivers, navigators, passengers etc. of all
vehicles participating in the rally shall be bound by them and
also the Rules and Regulations hereinafter set out or
Article 7 NON-LIABILITY OF AND INDEMNITY TO THE
Insurance & Indemnity
The Organisers decline liability for any act or omission
resulting in any loss, injury or accident caused by or to the
competitors and competing cars and/or the person or persons
or property of a third party either before, during or after the
event. The Sponsors, Organisers, FMSCI, Government of India
and Government of West Bengal also decline to accept any
liability for breach of the Laws and Regulations of India.
Competitors shall be held entirely responsible for any accident
or breach of the law in which they may be involved and shall
declare to the Organisers all particulars of any incident from
which liability may arise and shall indemnify the Sponsors,
Organisers, FMSCI, Government of India and Government of
West Bengal in regard to any liability. An entrant, driver,
navigator, passenger, agent shall have no claim against the
Sponsors, Organisers, FMSCI, Government of India and
Government of West Bengal arising out of any action of the
Organisers, their servants, agents or officials during the rally.
All competitors must sign this indemnity and declaration that
are supplied with the entry form, which are:
a) I have read the regulations issued for this event and agree
to be bound by them, in consideration of the entry of this
vehicle. I agree to save harmless and keep indemnified
the Sponsors, Organisers, Government of India,
Government of West Bengal, FMSCI and their officials,
agents, representatives, employees and all persons
assisting them in this event and all owners and tenants of
private property traversed from and against all actions,
claims, costs, expenses and demands in respect of death
or injury to myself or any other persons or loss or damage
to any property including the vehicle participating in this
event, or otherwise howsoever and notwithstanding that
the same may have been contributed to or occasioned by
the negligence of the Organisers, Sponsors and their
officials, agents, representatives, employees and all
persons assisting them in this event.
The indemnity shall be binding on my heirs, executors,
administrators and legal representatives.
b) I declare that the driver possesses the standard of
competence for an event of this type to which this entry
relates and also that the vehicle entered is suitable and road-
worthy for the event. I agree and undertake to abide by the
Rules and Regulations framed for this event including the
Conditions Precedent set out therein and all other Rules
and Regulations that may hereinafter be framed.
Important : Any indemnity and/or declaration as
prescribed by the paragraph above, if signed by a person
under the age of 18 years., shall be countersigned by that
person’s parent or guardian whose full name and address
Failure to do so will result in the competitor not being
c) Competitors shall obtain additional rally insurance cover.
Insurance of vehicle, against third party risk, is the minimum
requirement as per the Laws in India. Competitors are
strongly advised to obtain comprehensive insurance cover
for their safety. Proof of additional vehicle insurance (rally
cover) shall be required prior to the acceptance of entries.
Attention of Entrants, Drivers and Navigators is particularly
drawn to the fact that normal motor insurance policies issued
in India do not provide cover for rallying.
d) It is compulsory for all participants, including passengers,
to be insured for personal accident insurance for a
minimum amount of rupees one lakh including
e) Under the Laws of India, any accident out of which a claim
may arise should be reported to the nearest Police Station
Under no circumstances shall any competitor, crew
member, marshal or official admit any liability or accept
any form or paper which may admit or indicate liability
of the Sponsors and/or the Organisers in any accident or
Article 8 COMPETITORS’ BRIEFING
Compulsory briefing of competitors – competition – shall be
held on 29th May, 2003 at 14:00 hrs.
at Rally HQ – Sudesh
Bhawan, 162/A Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata 700 029. Either
Time & Passage Control Boards and Blinkers will be
displayed for the benefit of the competitors.
Competitors shall be given a handout on the route
highlights and road conditions, including Official Distances
of route where extreme caution is to be observed by the
drivers, marked in the Tulip with triple !!!.
First aid procedures will be explained.
Participant shall be required to sign the attendance sheet/
register kept at the venue for the briefing meeting. Failure on
the part of either member crew to attend and/or sign the
attendance sheet/register shall result in exclusion.
Starting times for competitors shall be announced and posted
on the Official Notice Board at 18.00 hours on 29th May,
Article 9 COMPETITION NUMBERS, CREW ID, BLOOD
Competition numbers will be supplied to the competitors
on 28th May, 2003
at 11.00 hrs from Rally HQ – 11A Apurba
Mitra Road, Kolkata 700 026 by the CRO.
Loss of all
or any competition number stickers may prevant
start of vehicle for the event and may lead to exclusion.
Competition numbers shall be affixed on the vehicle as
The Blood Group of all members of the crew shall be painted
on either side of the vehicle (e.g. S. Ghosh O+ve, T. Mohanty
AB-ve). These will be placed on either side of the front fenders
of the four-wheeler and for two-wheelers be located on the
Organiser’s and Sponsor’s stickers shall be affixed on the front/
rear bumpers and/or on either side of the vehicle.
Article 10 TIME CONTROL BOOK (TCB)
A Time Control Book, made from self-carbon paper, shall be
issued to each competing crew one minute before his starting
time. The Starting Marshal shall endorse the starting time for
the competitor on the counterfoil for TC 1. All Starting Controls
Responsibility for the safe custody of the TCB rests solely
with the competing crew, until it is handed back to an Official
At each Time Control, the crew must ensure that the TCB is
signed by the Marshal and the time of arrival correctly entered.
At each Passage Control, the crew must get their TCB stamped
and signed by the Marshal. The absence of a signature at any
Time or Passage Control shall be construed as Missing of the
Control resulting in award of penalty points.
Competitors shall not leave their vehicles for getting their TCBs
endorsed. The Marshals shall endorse TCBs with the
competitors sitting inside their vehicles. Competitors should
however be vigilant and see that the correct time is being
Time Control Marshals are permitted to modify an entry made
erroneously, but in such cases they shall score out the original
entry and replace it with a new one, which must be
authenticated by a further signature. Any entry which appears
to have been tampered with, may be deemed not to have been
made and may result in exclusion of the competitor.
10.6.1 A competitor losing his TCB for reasons whatsoever shall be
10.6.2 A competitor having his TCB incorrectly or incompletely filled
The TCB is the property of the Organisers and upon retirement
for any reason whatsoever shall be returned to the Organisers
Any competitor who retires from the rally at any stage shall
deface his competition numbers with a prominent 'X' and report
such withdrawal from the rally to the nearest Marshal or
Article 11 ROAD BOOK (TULIP) & IDEAL TIME
Each competitor shall be issued a single Road Book (Tulip)
for the event one minute before his starting time. The average
speed for different sections of the route will be given in the
Road Book (Tulip). The Road Book will indicate the Tulip
Serial Number, cumulative & intermediate distances in Km in
two decimal places (e.g.10.05), directions & road signs and
For ideal time calculations, competitors shall disregard all
fractions of seconds, for calculations involving speed changes
AND not round off fractions of seconds to the next higher
integer. For example if ideal time for a section works out to 1
hr 10 min 10.98 sec, it should be read as 1 hr 10 min 10 sec.
Article 12 VIOLATIONS & INFRINGEMENTS
Failure to obey traffic rules and speed limits shall result in
The Laws in India require that anyone involved in a notifiable
accident must stop and report it to the nearest Police Station
without delay. Failure to report may result in exclusion.
Competitors are cautioned, under pain of exclusion, not to
violate speed limits set forth in the Road Book especially in
congested areas like market places, densely populated areas,
Any vehicle involved in an accident during the course of the
rally, or violating noise pollution regulations may be excluded
Article 13 ADVERTISEMENT & PUBLICITY
Advertising on competing cars is allowed provided that:
Only stickers, transfers or paint may be used.
ii) All instructions as per this article are observed.
iii) No advertising material be placed on any of the windows,
front or rear windscreens which impairs the visibility of
iv) Both front doors shall be left free of advertising other than
Advertisements of any petroleum, newspaper or insurance
company shall not be permitted on the competing vehicles, in
any form, except those mentioned expressly in Article 2 or
expressly permitted by the Organisers in writing, on receipt of
Advertising must not be of a political, obscene or insulting
nature and must be in good taste and must not adversely affect
visibility of the vehicle’s competition numbers so as to prevent
recognition by Officials or Marshals. Violation shall lead to
Even after completion of the event, the competitors may
collectively and individually be held responsible for any
advertisement, infringing Article 13 of these Supplementary
The space mentioned in Article 9 is reserved by the Organisers
Article 14 COMPETITOR’S CONDUCT
Competitors are forbidden, under pain of exclusion, to behave
A competitor's failure to attend the Prize Distribution
Ceremony, any Official Function and/or Press Conference shall
If in the opinion of the Organisers, the behaviour of any
competitor at any official function is considered undesirable,
this will be deemed to be an unsporting act.
Misbehaviour with any marshal, official or competitor shall
The Organisers reserve the right to withdraw all prizes &
rankings, recommend cancellation/suspension of FMSCI
licences and/or debar such competitor from entering any
BMSC event up to five years for any unsporting act.
Article 15 EVENT GENERALITIES
15.1.1 All times will follow the Indian Standard Time expressed in
accordance with the 24-hour clock. Hours, minutes and seconds
will be shown thus e.g. 22:01:05. The Master Clock with the
Starting Marshals and Time Control Marshals shall be
synchronised with the last pip of the All India Radio time signal.
15.1.2 Competitors are advised to synchronise their watches with the
Master Clock kept in the custody of the Starting Marshal.
15.1.3 No vehicle shall be moved other than by its own power by a
ii) By outside means for the minimum distance necessary to
extricate it from difficulty and place it back on the road.
Infringement of this provision shall result in exclusion.
15.1.4 Rally instruments and gadgets for measuring distance like trip
meter, twin master, halda, haldex rally computer etc. may be
15.1.5 Carrying or installation of communication equipment in
competing vehicles is not permitted. Cellular phones, walkie-
talkies, pagers, cordless telephone, wireless receivers, scanners
etc. if detected in competing vehicles or with competitors shall
lead to exclusion. Mere possession ipso facto
shall result in
exclusion irrespective of the intentions of the competitor.
Intentions shall not be a mitigating factor.
15.1.6 The event shall be deemed to have started FOR ALL
COMPETITORS, four and two wheelers, with the placing of
vehicles in the Parc Ferme vide Article 4.9 and all rules and
regulations of this SR and NCR shall apply to vehicles and
competing crew irrespective of the fact that the competiting
vehicle and crew have not been flagged off.
15.1.7 The Starting Order shall be decided by the Organisers based on
seedings in terms of Regulation 121 of the NCR and BMSC
15.2.1 In order to be classified as finisher, the competitor shall:
a) Check into all Time and Passage Controls in the order and
from the direction set by the Organisers.
b) Pass the finishing line and hand over the TCBs to the
c) Finish the event within the Maximum Permissible Lateness
15.2.2 A competitor missing a total of three or more Time/Passage
Controls shall be excluded from the event.
Article 16 CONTROL GENERALITIES
All Time Controls will be indicated by means of a red control
signage placed on the left side of the road. All Passage Controls
shall be indicated by means of a blue control signage placed
on the left side of the road. Time and Passage Control signages
shall be displayed with numbers starting from TC 2, TC 3, TC
4 etc and Passage Controls with numbers starting from PC 1,
PC 2 etc. These numbers have been introduced to ensure that
the controls are approached in their numerical sequential order.
All Passage Controls, disclosed or secret, shall be indicated
by means of a blue board & stamp with the control signages
placed on the left side of the road.
During night, Time & Passage Control signages shall have
flashing blinkers to alert competitors.
Time Control Boards shall be placed ON the finishing line (a
tape or rope stretched across the road).
Time and Passage Controls shall be ready to function 30
minutes prior to the estimated time of the arrival of the first
Time and Passage Controls shall cease to operate 45 minutes
after the estimated time of arrival of the last vehicle.
The Maximum Permitted Lateness (MPL) at each Time and
Passage Control shall be 45 minutes.
It is strictly forbidden under pain of exclusion :
a) To enter a Time Control area from any direction other
b) To re-cross or re-enter a Time Control after a vehicle has
Stopping time at any Time Control must not exceed the time
necessary for carrying out control operations. Competitors shall
however have to wait for the marshals to walk up to their
vehicles at Time Controls and undisclosed Passage Controls
16.10 Competitors are obliged to follow instructions of Post Marshals
at Time and Passsage Controls. Failure to observe such
instructions may lead to exclusion at the discretion of the
16.11 If the front wheel of a vehicle stops rotating it shall be deemed
to have stopped. Stopping in sight of any Marshal at a Time
Control shall attract a penalty of 3000 points. The Post
Marshal’s decision in this case is final, subject to his being
designated as a judge of fact through a CIB before the start of
16.12 If the feet of a rider or navigator of a two-wheeler touches the
ground it will be deemed to be stopping. Stopping in sight of
any Marshal at a Time Control shall attract a penalty of 3000
points. The Post Marshal’s decision in this case is final subject
to his being designated as a judge of fact through a CIB before
16.13 Reversing or zigzagging in sight of any Marshal at a Time
Control shall attract a penalty of 3000 points. The Post
Marshal’s decision in this case is final subject to his being
designated as a judge of fact through a CIB before the start of
16.14 All Time Controls shall remain undisclosed in this event.
16.15 Passage Controls may be disclosed and/or kept undisclosed.
TIME CONTROL (TC)
At Time Controls, the crew shall not leave the vehicle to present
the TCB to the Marshal for endorsement. The Marshals shall
approach the crew in the vehicle for such control operations.
Competing vehicles shall not stop their vehicles on the hitting
tape but pull up their vehicle on the left of the road after
crossing the TC and thus allow other vehicles to pass. Violation
shall result in levy of fines at the discretion of the Stewards.
The time recorded in the TCB shall be the precise time at which
the front wheel of the vehicle touches the tape/rope (the
finishing line) at a Time Control. The tape/rope will be placed
The time recorded on the TCB shall also be separately recorded
Time will be recorded in hours, minute and seconds i.e. 08
Time of arrival at a Time Control shall be the starting time for
the next Control unless a different starting time is given from
that TC to meet the exigencies of a situation by the Post
This Rally is being run on a non-cumulative basis i.e. time
gained or lost at any Time Control cannot be made up at the
Competitors are requested not to argue with any Marshal at
Time Controls regarding time endorsements. They may file
their protest with the Post Marshal at the next TC during the
rally or hand over the protest to the COC/ACOC or Secretary
Competitors shall report at every Time Control in the order
and direction as scheduled by the Organisers. Any infringement
on this score shall result in exclusion.
Article 18 PASSAGE CONTROL (PC)
PCs have been established at various places along the rally
route, to ensure that competitors cover the correct route, as
well as serve as locations for service, refuelling and meals. At
Passage Controls, competitors should get their TCBs stamped
and signed by the Marshals without any time endorsement.
Passage Controls can be disclosed or kept secret.
Competitors shall report at every Passage Control in the order
and direction as scheduled by the Organisers. Any infringement
on this score shall result in exclusion.
If a competitor passess through an undisclosed
without obtaining the PC endorsement in his TCB, he shall be
deemed to have missed the PC. Competitors are forbidden to
alight from their vehicles for obtaining endorsements at such
undisclosed Passage Control under pain of exclusion.
Competitors are permitted to alight from their vehicles and
obtain their endorsements ONLY at disclosed Passage Controls.
Article 19 PENALTIES
Road Penalties at Time Controls:
d) Reversing/zig-zagging in sight of a Marshal
i) Missing 3 Time and/or Passage Controls Exclusion
Minors competing or travelling in competing
Failure to pass Pre-event vehicle scrutiny
False or incorrect statement in Entry Form
Failure to produce "Identity Sheet" for
Male passenger driving and/or navigating in
Failure to wear helmet & protective gear
Failure to produce "OK" stickers for
Failure to attend Competitor's Briefing and/
Failure to obey traffic rules and speed limits.
Failure to notify police when involved in a
Violation of speed limits in congested areas.
Failure to report to police involvement of
vehicle in an accident or violation of noise
Entering TC/PC from wrong direction or re-
Failure to carryout instruction of the Post
Reporting at TCs in incorrect order and/or
Reporting at PCs in incorrect order and/or
Fines & Fees
Re-scrutiny – Fees – Rs.200 & Rs 400 for
Steward's scrutiny – Fees – Rs.400 & 800
for two and four wheelers respectively.
Stopping on the hitting tape without pulling
up on the left side – Fine – Stewards
Article 20 PROTEST AND APPEALS
20.1.1 The time limit for lodging a protest against the provisional
results is within 30 minutes of such declaration on the Official
20.1.2 A protest shall be have to be lodged in writing, addressed to
the Clerk-of-the Course accompanied with a fee of Rs.1,000
and handed over to the Clerk-of-the-Course or in his absence
to any Addl. Clerk-of-the-Course or Secretary of the Meet.
20.2.1 Any ruling by the Stewards shall be final and subject only to
the right of appeal to IMSAC as provided for by NCR.
20.2.2 An "Intention to Appeal" in writing against the decision of the
Stewards, shall have to be addressed to the Stewards, filed
within 60 minutes of the decision appealed against is
communicated to the appellant and accompanied with a fee of
Rs. 5,000 for two wheelers and Rs.7,500 for four-wheelers.
20.2.3 Additional Bond Money of Rs.17,500 for four wheelers and
Rs. 14,500 for two-wheelers is further required to be deposited
within two days along with the appeal against the decision of
Stewards as per the Appendix R of the NCR.
20.3.1 No protest shall be adjudicated against the decision of judges
of fact, provided they are named as designated to judge that
specific fact. In such cases Stewards are empowered to reject
JUDGES OF FACT
All Post Marshals shall function as Judges of Fact at theirrespective Time or Passage Controls. All such Post Marshalsshall be notified by means of a CIB before the start of theevent. Post Marshals shall be competent to decide on all casesof stopping, reversal, zigzagging, solo riding, irregular entry,entry in wrong order or incorrect direction, re-crossing or re-enterting, arguments & misbehaviour, unsporting acts etc. and
all other relevant infringements of the SR and NCR at theirrespective controls.
The following members of the Rally Committee who will bemobile throughout the event, shall act as Judges of Fact for allinfringements of the SR and NCR occurring in their presenceand visibility.
The following members of the Rally Committee shall act asJudges of Fact at the start and finish of the event and shalldecide on infringements pertaining to false starts, late reporting,absence of "OK" stickers, prohibited advertisements, vehiclescrutiny, carrying of communication equipment, safety gear,Parc Ferme & Passage Control violations and all other relevantmatters mentioned in the SR and NCR.
Chief Competition Relation Officer
The following members of the Rally Committee shall act asJudges of Fact at Passage Controls and decide on infringementsof the SR and NCR at their respective Passage Controls.
Addl. Competition Relation Officer
The following members of the Rally Committee shall beresponsible on behalf of the organisers to use cinematographic,photographic or similar apparatus during the event to facilitatea judge's decision.
A mistake by a Judge of Fact may be corrected by him withthe approval of the Stewards of the Meet.
Mark & Meadows Auditorium, Santiniketan
PRIZES & TROPHIES
The competitors will be ranked in ascending order of penalty
points incurred i.e. the competitor with least penalty points
Total Prize Money Rs. 91,500/-
23. 2.1 Four-WheelersRs
Best All Women's Team Rs. 2,500 & SERVO Challenge
23.2.2 Two-Wheelers Rs. 30,500
Best All Women's Team Rs. 1,250 & Trophy
Mementos and Certificates will be awarded to all participants.
The Organisers and Sponsors reserve the rights to declare
To quality for the award as a novice, the competitor(s) should
be a first time participant in a BMSC event and not be a prize
winner in any event held under a FMSCI Permit.
Rolling Trophies and Prize Money shall be presented to the
Entrant and in his absence to the First Driver or Navigator.
All rolling trophies shall be returned to BMSC within thirty
days before the scheduled start of the next Kaviguru Rally.
Any person winning a rolling trophy in five successive events
starting from the year 2000, without a break, shall be entitled
Article 24 TIE BREAKER
In the event of a tie the following rules will apply and in that
order for declaring the winner for the position tied for:
ii) Higher number of sections completed with 0 penalty point
iii) Higher number of sections completed with 1 penalty point
iv) Higher number of sections completed with 2 penalty points
v) Higher number of sections completed with 3 penalty points
If the tie is still not resolved, then the competitor who has
gone the furthest from the start of the event without incurring
any penalty point will be declared the winner for the position
If the tie is still not resolved, then the competitor who has
gone the furthest from the start of the event with the least
penalty points will be declared the winner for the position tied
If the tie remains still unresolved after applying the above rules,
then and only then will the competitors be declared joint
COMPETITOR RELATION OFFICERS
Original Documents to be produced during scrutiny of two-wheelers and four-wheelers:
FMSCI Competition Licence for Driver or Applied For receipts.
FMSCI Competition Licence for Navigator or Applied For receipts.
Letter of Authority (if not owner of vehicle)
Blood Group certificate for Passenger (if applicable)
Medical report of crew for drug allergy and illnesses
Personal Accident Insurance Policy for Driver
Personal Accident Insurance Policy for Navigator
Personal Accident Insurance Policy for Passenger (if applicable)
Mechanical and Safety requirements for four-wheelers and two-
Chain Lock tight fit & in correctdirection
Chain Guard over secondarytransmission optional
Front Crash Guard & Rear FootPeg to be removed
Seat Belts for crewTyres may have up to 3 additional
Open/Full Face Crash Helmets for crewFirst Aid KitFirst Aid Kit
Full Face Crash Helmet withvisors for crew
Trouser & Full jacket of leatheror similar material
Additional Lights –Tot. not to exceed 8
: Complete all details with typewriter or fill in block
letters. The entry form is in complete if the 'Declaration' is not
: The prescribed fees should be paid by pay order, draft,
postal order, etc by (crossed account payee) favouring Bengal Motor
: Passport sized photographs (3 nos) for driver/rider,
navigator/co-rider and passenger(s) are required to be submitted with
the entry form with the names and blood group written on the back.
: It is a part of the entry from given with the
supplementary regulations and has to be filled in and signed.
Letter of Permission
: Letter of authority from registered owner of
the vehicle (if other than the Entrant) permitting use of the vehicle
in this event.
: Rally cover insurance is necessary. A photocopy
of the same is required for validity of proof.
: The registration book of the vehicle with proof
of current tax paid has to be produced. A photocopy of the same
must be submitted with the entry form. Competitors must carry a
copy of this during the rally. This document will have to be produced
during Prevent scrutiny of the vehicle.
Driving Licence of Competitors
: Both driver/rider and navigator
must possess valid driving licences. A photocopy is to be submitted.
Competitors must carry a copy of this during the rally.
: A photocopy of the FMSCI licence must be
submitted. BMSC will organise such licences on request from new
Blood Group Report
: Produce original for verification and submit
Personal Accident Insurance
: Produce original for verification and
submit photocopy (minimum Rs one lakh each with hospitalisation
Wherever photocopies are submitted, originals must be produced forverification on or before scrutiny.
This checklist is a guide to help competitors complete their documentationprocess, with minimum trouble. Changes (if any), in the above listedrequirements shall be posted on the club notice board. If you have any furtherqueries, please feel free to contact the club office over phone or call in person.
"6TH KAVIGURU RALLY"
(All competitors must sign the Indemnity and Declaration printed below)
I hereby make an application to participate in the Meet and certify thatthe particulars of my vehicle as given overleaf are correct, that I/wehave read the Supplementary Rules issued by the organisers for theRally and agree to be bound by them and by the International Sportingcode of the FIA/FIM & Regulations of the AIA and National CompetitionRules of the FMSCI, as well as undertaking on this form.
I have read the regulations issued for this event and agree to be boundby them. In consideration of the acceptance of the entry of this Car/Two-wheeler, I agree to save harmless and keep indemnified thegovernment of India, the Government of West Bengal, the FMSCI, theorganisers, the FIA and their officials, the Sponsors, agents,representatives, employees and all persons assisting them in this eventand all owners and tenants of private property traversed by this event,from and against all actions, claims, costs, expenses and demands inrespect of death or injury to my self or any other person or persons orloss or damage to any property including the Car/Two-wheelerconcerned in this event, if any or otherwise howsoever and notwithstanding that the same may have been contributed to or, occasionedby the negligence of the Organisers, sponsors, and their officials, agents,representatives, employees and all persons assisting them in this event.
The indemnity shall be binding on my heirs, executors, administratorsand legal representatives.
I declare that the drivers possess the standard of competence necessaryfor an event of this type to which this entry relates, also that the vehicleentered is suitable and road-worthy for the event. I agree and undertaketo abide by the Rules and Regulations framed for this event includingthe conditions precedent set out therein and all other Rules andRegulations which may hereinafter be framed.
I renounce the right to legal proceedings before a civil court until theprocedure for Protests & Appeals as defined in the NCR Sporting Codeis exhausted.
I/We hereby acknowledge that I/we am/are fully conversant with therisk and dangers of Motor Sports in general and this Rally in particularwhich I/we assume hereby.
: Any Indemnity and/or declaration as prescribed by the paragraph
above if signed by a person under the age of 21 years, shall be countersigned
by that person's parent or guardian whose full name and address shall be
Failure to do so will result in the competitor not being allowed to start.
This insurance of each vehicle against third party risk is the minimumrequirement as per the Laws of India. Proof that the vehicle is insured will berequired prior to the closing of entries.
It is not compulsory for competitors to be insured for personal accidentinsurance. ENTRANTS/DRIVERS ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWNTO THE FACT THAT NORMAL MOTOR POLICIES ISSUED IN INDIA DONOT PROVIDE COVER FOR RALLYING. However, the organisers haveobtained the approval of the Calcutta Regional Committee (Tariff AdvisoryCommittee) not to charge any additional premium for this Rally.
Under the Laws of India any accident out of which a claim may arise shouldbe reported to the nearest Police Station.
Under no circumstances will any competitor, crew member, marshal or officialadmit any liability or sign any form or paper which may admit or indicateliability of the Sponsors and/or the Organisers in any accident or incidentwhich may arise.
Signature of Crew Members
The Rules and Regulations pertaining to Motor Sport have been read out tome. The Supplementary Regulations and the entry form has also been readout to me.
We request all participants to give particular attention to safetyprocedures and equipment. Safety prevents you from physical harmand protects you from injuries.
It is always safer to wear FULL FACE HELMETS instead of OpenFace Helmets. Full Face Helmets save lives, minimises risk of deathand permanent injury. When you buy a helmet check for these:
Expand the opening by pulling the chin straps and put it on.
Don’t yank the chin straps as it will snap. If the helmet hasremovable cheek pads, take it out and then try on the helmetto get a perfect fit.
Put your hands on the side of the helmet and rotate it fromside to side. A well-fitting helmet will have no movement.
With the chin strap on, try to pull the helmet off your head. If itcomes off or shows appreciable movement, DON'T BUY IT.
Never store a helmet in direct sun light as it affects its outershell adversely. So DO NOT BUY a helmet from a shop’swindow if it is being displayed in the sunlight for a long time.
Polycarbonate helmets are always safer than others.
Helmets should have foam padding, thermocole lining and theimpact absorbing E.P.S. (expanded polystyrene) should be atleast 6 mm thick.
The chin strap BUCKLE come with two types of securingsystems – “D” ring or a seat belt type locking action. Theimportant thing to remember is that according to ISI standardsthis buckle is supposed to take a load of 140 Kgs.
If safety procedures and equipment were used competitorswill be minimising risks of life threatening situations.
The best brand names in India are STEELBIRD – BIEFFE;VEGA; MPA – FORMA SPORTS and SAFE.
Look for the ISI certification mark.
Fire extinguishers have to be carried in all competing four wheelers. Theywill be inspected during scrutiny and “OK” stickers not given under thefollowing circumstances:
If the equipment has exceeded its date of expiry as printed on thebody.
If the equipment is of a weight less than its certified weight
If the equipment has been refilled, without a certificate of the date ofrefilling
FIRST AID BOX
ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE ADVISED TO HAVE THE FOLLOWINGITEMS IN THEIR FIRST AID KIT WHICH WILL BE INSPECTEDDURING SCRUTINY
Note: Scrutineers have been directed not to “pass” vehicles if the first aid box is deficient in
any of the above mentioned components.“OK” stickers will be given only after the firstaid box is complete as per above list.
STANDARD SIGNS USED IN THE ROAD BOOK (TULIP)
Village / Town
Easy Left Turn
! !! !!! Warnings
Sharp Left Turn
Veer to Left
Turn Left from
tarmac into dirt
Km. Stone on
TRIAL TULIP FOR NOVICES
KM per Hour
Time in Sec
Time Controls at OD 1.16, 4.55 and 6.23 (Finish Control)
IDEAL TIME FOR TRIAL TULIP
Mr Calcutta Driver / Miss Calcutta Na
RESULT TABULATION FOR KOLKATA
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