The 2019 Great Race Regulations have been released for the upcoming rally season, and all racers are urged to read over them closely. There are no major changes from last year other than the usual updating of city stops and our continuing effort to clean up the wording. One major enforcement which will take place in 2019, and it has been highlighted in yellow in the 2019 Regulations: no digital wristwatches will be allowed. Contestants are still allowed one analog or digital stopwatch and an analog wristwatch, but no digital wristwatches. Most digital wristwatches today have a stopwatch function which could be considered a second stopwatch.
Two other changes to note are:
Section IX.C.12.e now reads in its entirety: “Gear ratio change is permitted.”
And Section IX.C.22 now reads in its entirety: “Tires: Radial Tires are allowed, but they must be mounted on wheels in compliance with IX.C.23.”
You can access the 2019 Regulations by going to www.greatrace.com or by clicking this link: https://www.greatrace.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/gr_event_regulations_2019.pdf
As always, please let Great Race Director Jeff Stumb know if you have any questions.