Good Detail of a Rally / Competition..............
Hi Afzal,Kashish, i am planning to participate in Raide this year in Adventure category. Give me some tips.
I hope to see you in the Raide.
Dates for Raid De Himalaya - generally first half of October every year. This year its 4th - 12th October.very detailed info. what about dates and duration of the Rally? how easy is it to get the license for rallying? how much time it takes to get this license? how much damage to the vehicle does one look at ...at the end of the rally? any women in it?
To participate in Xtreme category - Yes, one needs prior experience in rallying. One can start with participation in Adventure category and one can enroll to just see if he/she is a good driver with endurance! Yes, you only have to pick your partner; the rally organizers don't do that for youdoes one need prior experience of rallying? i have never seen a rally let alone participate....but am a damn good driver? do we get to choose our partner?
thanks so much for your patience.
Just saw your post on this thread. Somehow missed it but glad now that I found it. I will be there in the Xtreme category this year as well...with my White Renegade (Gypsy).
Do you have any specific questions in mind? You can PM me or post 'em here. I will try and respond to the best of my knowledge.
Afzal,Thanks Kashish. I have got myself enrolled for the Raid in Adventure trial category. I have received the license also from fmsci chennai. Nothing specific, I wanted to know how much is the avg. speed prescribed in adv. trial category on mountains and dirt tracks ? I don't want to rush in the rally. my soul purpose is to participate and complete it within the time limits without being excluded. What do you have to say on this ?
The average speeds change every year but you wouldn't be expected to drive at more than 50-60kph at any point in time. They would give you speeds of 10-20kph on good tarmac roads while on boulder stricken roads they would ask you to do speeds of 40-50kph. they basically test your patience....
Exclusion - just ask your navigator to be ready with the Maximum Permissible Lateness (MPL) calculation and you should be fine....Also don't miss 3 TCs (Time Controls) in a single leg (single day) or else you're going home early.
Btw, who is navigating you?
Just enjoy the rally and views on offer...Completion would happen on its own