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  1. #16
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    Relaxed Section

    You may often come across a few of these on a club rally and on stage rallies all the routes from stage end to next stage start are gerneally RELAXED SECTIONS>

    These have lower average speeds and they shuold NOT pose a navigational challenge or entail any complexity.

    Their main purpose is to get you and your driver to the next competitive stage.

    Relaxed sections will usually be used to bypass hospitals, villages or towns where police have restricted permission for the competition or sometimes just to give you a rest , a chance to 'catch up' and get the petrol you may be needing.

    Stage 3 in our first 'event' is to give you that experience also.
    Still want you to plot it though as you will want to ensure you arrive at the next TC from the correct direction

    WARNING ! Relaxed sections will almost certainly have DSO and possibly police watching out for you. So don't get DQed !!
    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

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    Crossing items

    Some directions will be given by describing the route as crossing various items.
    These can be Grid Lines, Electricity Transmission Lines, contours and pretty much anything else the devious route setter can think up.

    Final Instructions will usually confirm the definition of crossing the event is going to apply, but here is the common one

    If the item cuts across BOTH edges of the road it is a CROSSING.
    If it only cuts across one side of the road it it TOUCHING.
    It can be argues that if it goes to midway then in one direction of the road it is crossing but not the other. see middle diagram below. If going left to right on left hand side of road you don't cross the line. If going from right to left you do
    Well the FIs should clarify, the norm would be to consider that crossing TWICE for either direction.
    If it only touches on edge of the road then it is consider NOT to be touching OR crossing.

    See diagram

    In working the route between the crossings remember the stages and FIs.
    Shortest route is the norm and the stage instructions will indicate if CRO.

    Ready for stage 4 start ................. 5..............4.................3..............2. ...............1...............GO

    [ OK friendly TC marshal has helped you and shown how to read the first 4 grid crossings.... See the attached map segment which shows the route for them ..... ]
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    Last edited by Matra et Alpine; 05-31-2004 at 10:34 AM. Reason: made a mistake - and it confused everyone starting Stage 4 :)
    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

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