06 Oct Covering the FIA Historic Regularity Rally in Switzerland

Source: Maclean Photographic

 

It’s been a busy few weeks and I must apologise for not writing a feature last week.

This weekend I was in Switzerland for the Alpine Challenge, which was the final of the 2020 FIA Trophy for Historic Regularity Rallies.  This is the first time I have worked on a regularity rally and it is very different from the other type of rallies I have worked on.  

In the FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship the cars compete against the clock, trying to be the fastest through a stage, with the fastest over the two or three days of stages being declared the winner.  

In regularity the cars have to complete a stage in a set time, to the nearest minute. They mustn’t be quicker or slower or they receive penalty points.  The further away they are from the set time, the more penalty points they receive.  The crew with the least number of points at the end of the rally are declared the winners. The events are held on public roads, with the average speed being 50kph, this is far from the fire breathing Sierra RS Cosworths and Porsche 911s I work with on the EHSRC, but it is still very interesting.

The Alpine Challenge was based in the Swiss Alps in the town of Villars-sur-Ollon, a part of the world I have never visited before.  My role as the FIA Media Delegate for the event was to write the reports and film

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