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A guide to vehicle and apparel regulations for the 2022 Alpine Rally

Supplementary Regulations for the 2022 Lock & Load Transport Alpine Rally will be issued closer to the event. In the meantime, please use the following information as a guide to what will be included in the Supp Regs. 

Vehicle Eligibility

The Event will be open to 2WD Historic Rally Cars, Production Rally Cars, Classic Rally Cars and Club Rally Cars accepted as being suitable for The Event by the Organisers. No 4WD vehicles will be considered, unless specifically invited (within Category 7 below) by the Organisers.

  1. H68 Historic Pre 1968
    Vehicles complying with the current HRA Regulations and manufactured prior to 01/01/1968.
  2. H81 Historic Pre 1981
    Vehicles complying with the current HRA Regulations and manufactured from 01/01/1968 to 01/01/1981.
  3. PRC Pre 1981
    Any car complying with the Group 3C PRC Rally Car Regulations as published in the MA Manual with the restriction that cars must be 2wd, non forced induction and of a type manufactured on or prior to 01/01/1981.
  4. PRC Pre 2000
    Any car complying with the Group 3C PRC Rally Car Regulations as per the current MA Manual with the restriction that cars must be 2wd, non forced induction and manufactured prior to 01/01/2000.
  5. Classic Rally Cars
    Any car complying with the C1, C2 and C3 categories of the Classic Rally Car Regulations as per the current MA Manual with the restriction that cars must be 2wd and manufactured prior to 01/01/1989.
  6. CRC Group 3C
    Club Rally Cars Any cars complying with the Group 3C CRC Club Rally Car regulations as per the current MA Manual with the restriction that cars must be 2WD, non forced induction and manufactured prior to 01/01/1989.
  7. Invited Cars
    Cars considered by the Clerk of Course as vehicles of distinction. Limited to 5 cars at the invitation of the Organisers.

Fuel will be in accordance with Schedule G of the Motorsport Australia Manual and vehicles must be adequately muffled to comply with noise restrictions.

Motorsport Australia vehicle regulations for 2022 can be found at
www.motorsport.org.au/regulations/manual/rally

Important Note: Seats provided for the occupants of competing cars shall:
(i) be homologated by the FIA to the 8855/1999 or 8862/2009 standard; or
(ii) comply with Schedule C.

Unless original, the seat mountings shall comply with Schedule C or FIA Appendix J, Article 253-16.

The Chief Scrutineer for the event will be paying particular attention to the integrity and validity of both seats and harnesses. Competitors should ensure that all seats and harnesses are not counterfeit and comply with all the requirements of the genuine article. This Vsport article is a good guide on spotting differences between real and fake harnesses.

Apparel

Apparel must comply with Schedule D of the 2022 Motorsport Australia Manual for a State Level Gravel Rally event, including Frontal Head Restraint. Helmets and all safety apparel must be taken to scrutiny to be checked for compliance.

2022 Motorsport Australia Manual Schedule D – Apparel

Originally published in 2021, updated for ALP22 1 July 2022. 

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