Day-Night Black Out Endurance Race
29th March, (16:00 Hrs.-20:00 Hrs.), Main Track of 8.0 Kms. Loop.
GENERAL RULE- This is the endurance racing of the vehicles participating in the event. All vehicles who have passed technical inspection and their lights are working properly. In this event, vehicles will be running at a time for four hours non-stop, where the durability of the vehicle and the capability of the drivers will be tested. This event will occur in the main track of the event which is an 8.0 Kms, long closed loop. The vehicles will be moving in the closed-loop and the score will be given on the basis of maximum no of laps covered by each vehicle in the specified time i.e. maximum distance traveled by a vehicle in the specified given time. Vehicle who will cover maximum distance in the given time will be declared as the winner.
TRACK DESCRIPTION- In this event, the track will be the main track where night endurance will take place. The track may consist of natural soil road, humps, hills, rocks water, etc. of total length of 8.0 KMS.
DNF (Did not finish) – Teams/vehicles who will not complete at least one full lap of the total track length will be declared as DNF and zero score will be awarded to the team for this particular event.
ENGINE SHUT DOWN DURING THE EVENT- In case of engine shut down, the driver may ask any track volunteer to re-start the engine. In case no volunteer or persons are available nearby, driver may start the engine and lock the safety belt properly and run the vehicle, if the driver did not put/lock the belt properly the vehicle may be penalized as DNF.
LIGHT FAILURE-As per rule book four lights are mandatory to install in the vehicle. At the starting line-up before the race starts all four lights will be checked/inspected of each vehicle whether they are working or not. But during the running of the vehicle in the race at least any two lights in horizontal directions (Either headlamps or Fog lamps must work). In case of light failure/not working all four lights at a time, the driver should stop the vehicle immediately and take the vehicle out of track and repair it and then continue the race or (Driver can continue the race with Backup/emergency lights). In case lights are not working and vehicles are continuously running we will stop the transponder reading /receiver at that moment and no further counting will start until the lights start working. It is very clear instruction from the event organizer that we will not give any type of warning to any vehicle if the lights are not working and the vehicle is still moving. It is the prime duty of the driver to stop and repair immediately in case lights are not working.
REPAIRING- In case of any temporary failure during the event teams may take their vehicle out of the track and sort out the problem and again take the vehicle into the race track, teams need to continue the race from the same place where engine was shut down/break down occur, any shortcut or passing the tracks out of specified path will be penalized and the LAP will not be counted for the particular lap.
TEAM MEMBERS- All members from each team will be allowed to enter the track during this event wearing orange color safety jackets only.
MAINTENANCE BAY- Driver’s who needs any type of interaction/discussion with their team member or things like running inspection of the vehicle/changing of driver/drinking water/soft drinks/refreshments/checking of fuel level/inspection of fasteners to be done at maintenance bay only.
TOWING – AS THIS IS A NIGHT EVENT KEEPING SAFETY IN MIND, NO TOWING FACILITY WILL BE GIVEN DURING THE RACE, TOWING FACILITY WILL BE GIVEN AFTER COMPLETION OF THE EVENT.
PENALTY- Vehicles need to run in the specified path only any trespasses or short-cut taken, LAP will not be counted for that particular lap. Vehicles may be imposed a penalty of demotion of one Rank or may lead to disqualification in case of serious safety rule violation.
FUELING- There will be fueling bay for re-fueling of the vehicles in the race track. Teams need to re-fuel their vehicles when needed during the race. As this is the most precious and dangerous place so the violation of any safety rules in the fuel area may lead to disqualification of the team.
Some of the rules are:-
1. The vehicle should come for refueling at a speed of less than 10 Kmph. Any rash driving near the fuel area will be counted as a violation of safety rules.
2. Refueling of the vehicles will be done by the event organizer’s crew members only. No team members are allowed in the fuel area.
3. Teams cannot do any type of interaction/discussion with the driver at the fueling area. Things like running inspection of the vehicle/changing of driver/drinking water/taking eatables are strictly prohibited in the fuel area. Doing these activities in the fueling area will be counted as a serious safety violation.
4. Drivers are instructed to keep their vehicle slow as much as possible while entering into the fuel area and during exit from the pit area. Drivers need to kill the engine at the fuel area and refuel the vehicle. Fuel will not be given if the engine is in start position/running.
5. During the exit of the vehicle after re-fueling and entering into the track will be escorted by volunteer/Crew member present over there. Driver needs to follow the instruction of the crew while entering into the track and maintain marching speed or speed less than 10Kmph.
6. If any vehicle meets out of fuel anywhere in the track need to come back to the fuel area by marching or with the help of team members, no towing will be given after the event starts. No fuel will be given in bottles/containers/jars.