Glenrothes MSC are pleased to report that that the Memorial Garden Stages at Condor (Arbroath) will definitely run, on Saturday 15th April 2017.  We are a bit light on entries so we have extended the closing date to next week.  If you thought it was a wee bit rough last year, you will be pleased to know we have been on site making repairs, and our chums at Beatsons have 10 tonne of concrete coming to site. We have also amended the routes to avoid the nasty bits.
It's £225 for 51 miles, entries at and regs at  Ignore the closing date on the regs.
Competitor queries to
Marshal offers to
Please remember this is a no spectator event, so you must be attached to a rally crew or a marshal to get in the gate.
And just to repeat it is 100% confirmed we are running.



We are delighted to be organising the Memorial Stages Rally at Condor Base, Arbroath on 15th April.  This is a round of the J1000 Ecosse Rally Championship and Border Challenge.  Entries open on Sunday 12th at 19:00 and we are taking online entries only.  Please enter via the link below.  Note we require details of your vehicles and crew

Marshals are very welcome (this is a no-spectator venue) so if you can help please contact Stuart on


Saturday 15th April 2017

51 miles of Tarmac Stages
Condor Arbroath

Supplementary Regulations

1 Announcement

Glenrothes Motor Sport Club Limited will organise a National B Permit single venue Rally, The Memorial Garden Stages Rally on Saturday 15th April 2017 at RM Condor.


2 Jurisdiction

The meeting will be governed by the General Regulations of the Motor Sports Association Ltd (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA), these supplementary regulations and any written instructions that the organising Club may issue for the Event.


3 Authorisation

MSA Permit 99433.


4 Eligibility

The Event is open to members of the Clubs belonging to SACC, BAMA (British Army Motorsports Association) and the Royal Navy Royal Marines MSA.

All Competitors must produce a valid 2017 Competition Licence and Club membership card. GMSC membership can be obtained for £10. Drivers require a Stage Rally National B licence, or Stage Rally National A licence, or Rally International licence.

Navigators require a National B licence or higher. Clubman licences are not acceptable. Drivers’ licences cannot be applied for on the day – nor can existing licences be upgraded on the day.

Applications for Navigators’ licences must be accompanied by a passport photo and a fully completed application form with credit card details or a cheque made payable to the MOTOR SPORTS ASSOCIATION Ltd., A licence application form can be downloaded at


5 Venue

This is an active military base and we are fortunate to have been allowed access. The event is effectively a “lock in” and we will need to know every person in the venue. Every crew member must carry photo ID. There will be only certain times of the day when the venue can be entered or exited. Full details will be in final instructions.


6 Championships

The event is a round of the Border Rally Challenge.


7 Programme

Entries Open: On Sunday 12th March at 19:00
Entries Close: 20:00 on Sunday 2nd April 2017
Final Instructions issued on Monday 10th April 2017
Scrutineering and Documentation opens : Friday 14th April times TBA Saturday 15th April times TBA
First Car Starts 09:20

Any competitor not signed on by one hour before their scheduled start time may be deemed a non-starter and their competition number may be allocated to a reserve.


8 Route

The event will consist of 6 stages of approximately 51 miles, on the runways and perimeter roads within RM Condor, Arbroath. These stages will be timed to an accuracy of less than 1 minute. The stages are a mix of tarmac and concrete with some unmetalled sections. Route definition will be by detailed sketch maps. Cars will start at 30 second intervals. Route features will be formed by a mixture of straw bales, tyres and other barriers. Crews are not allowed to walk or cycle the stages prior or during the event unless authorised by a named official and assisting with the running of the event.


9 Vehicles

All vehicles must comply with MSA Technical Regulations. Special Stage Rally Log Books/Passports are required, and must be presented at Scrutineering. A tax disc is not required for this event. MOT certificates may be inspected. Off road, gravel, M&S and similar tyres are prohibited.


10 Classes

The event will consist of three classes as follows:
Class 1: Front Wheel Drive
Class 2: Rear Wheel Drive
Class 3: Four Wheel Drive


11 Awards

Awards will be presented as follows:
1st Overall: Driver and Navigator
2nd Overall: Driver and Navigator
3rd Overall: Driver and Navigator
1st and 2nd in Class: Driver and Navigator
1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall are not eligible for Class Awards.


12 Entries

The entry list opens on publication of these Regulations and closes at 20:00 on Sunday 2nd April 2017. The Entry Fee is £225. Entry is by online application only, the entry link will be on Entries must be accompanied by payment of the entry fee. The initial entry list will not be published until at least 48 hours after entries open, which will list only those who have fully completed their entry and paid the entry fee.

Payment can be made by direct bank transfer to Sort Code : 80 16 84
Account number : 0060 2954
Account Name “Glenrothes Motor Sport Club” with the drivers name quoted as a reference,

or by Paypal – payments to If you are making payment and there is any chance of confusion who the payment is from (e.g. paying via company or sponsor, using girlfriend’s Paypal, paying at a bank counter etc. you MUST email with details.

Cheque payments or payments at signing on are not accepted.

Late entries cannot be accepted. The maximum entry for the event is 50, the combined (with Junior Rally) entry, is 60. The minimum is 40. A reserve list will be maintained. The minimum for each Class is 6. Should any of the above minimum figures not be reached, the Organisers have the right to either cancel the meeting or amalgamate classes as necessary. Entries will be selected in order of receipt of full payment. Entry fees will be refunded in full if withdrawal is notified to the Entries Secretary by the closing date, or with a deduction of £25 up to the day of the event to cover administration costs. A reserve list will be maintained if the event is oversubscribed.


13 Seeding

The order of starting will be at the organisers’ discretion, based on competitors’ previous results as declared on the entry form. Spot checks will be carried out but the event’s organisers will not attempt to fill in blanks. Once the entry list has been published, no correspondence will be entered into regarding the starting order. Any competitor found to have supplied false information concerning previous results on the entry form may be excluded and their entry fee forfeited. Blank seeding information will be regarded as an incomplete entry form unless the driver has not completed a rally since 2012.

14 Officials
Clerk of the Course Tom Matthews Chief Scrutineer Willie Greig
Deputy C of C Robert Ness Scrutineers TBA
Assistant C of C Secretary Gordon Milne
Environment Scrut Linda Hay Entries Secretary Gordon Milne
Comp. Liaison Richard Crozier Event Safety Officer Ron Cowan
Radio Co-ordinator Craig Webster Results Officer Raymond Mann
Chief T/Keeper Stan Thorogood Chief Medical Officer Ellie Plant
Stage Changeover TBA Stage Commander Matt Reid
MSA Steward TBA Chief Marshal Stuart Millar
Club Stewards Bill Creevy Documentation Bianca Ness  Graham Murray
Asst Secretary Sam Ollis Rescue SMMC
Recovery John MacFarlane Graham Rieu-Clarke
Child Protection Officer Rhona Dickie  



15 Results

Provisional Results will be published as soon as possible after the event, at the Results Officer’s location. Awards will be presented when Results are finalised.


16 Protests

Any protest must be lodged in accordance with C.5


17 Documentation

Competitors will be emailed sketch maps for printing, and time cards will be supplied at signing on. These documents will provide all necessary information to enable competitors to comply with MSA Regulations.


18 Identification

Competitors will be identified by competition numbers of MSA specified size and type on both sides of the vehicle. Normal door numbers will be used and they will be supplied by the organisers at signing on.


19 Stage Starts

Stage starts will be in order of arrival at the previous main control.


20 Juniors

As part of the MSA requirements/regulations Junior competitors must run on the stages by themselves, i.e. there must not be any cars from the main part of the event on the stage at the same time as the Junior. If you have stopped on stage for any reason and the juniors have started YOU MUST NOT MOVE TILL THEY HAVE FINISHED THEIR TWO RUNS THROUGH THE STAGE. (Junior runners will be denoted by running number J1 upwards.) PENALTY FOR DISOBEYING THIS INSTRUCTION WILL BE EXCLUSION FROM THE EVENT.


21 Penalties

Marking and penalties will be as printed in the appropriate section of the MSA General Regulations, except as modified below (R Chart 32.2)
(c) Not performing a stage correctly:
Taking a wrong route: Stage Maximum.
Driving on grass or crops: up to Stage Maximum.
Moving a board, bale or other stage furniture; 10 seconds.
Destruction of junction or chicane:
1st Offence: Stage Maximum
2nd Offence: EXCLUSION
(m) Damaged or ineffective silencer system:
1st Offence: Stage Maximum
2nd Offence: Immediate exclusion from the event.
(p and R25.6.2) Driving in the reverse direction:
Immediate exclusion from the event.
(r) Not complying with a reasonable instruction by an official:
1st Offence: 10 minutes.
2nd Offence: Immediate exclusion from the event.



All other General Regulations of the MSA apply as written except for the following which are modified:
R29.1.7 Stages will be identified by detailed sketch maps.
R24.7, R24.8 All named officials, start and finish Marshals, radio crews and marshals at splits and elsewhere will be Judges of Fact to judge driving standards, compliance with correct route, wrong direction, hitting stage furniture, trespass etc. A list of Judge of Fact names will be displayed on the Rally Notice Board.
R40.1 To be classified as a finisher, a competitor must complete all the special stages, visit all the time controls within the maximum lateness, must supply a completed damage declaration, and must not have contravened any regulation for which the penalty is exclusion.
R31.2.5 R31.2.6 Lateness is penalty free, but the maximum lateness is 5 minutes.
R32.1.1 Competitors may be required to reduce lateness from service time.
Additionally. Any changes in the Final Instructions, or on any notice signed by the Clerk of the Course or his Deputy and displayed on the Official Notice Board or otherwise during the event, will have the same force as these Regulations.


23 Yellow Flag Procedure

On any special stage where extreme circumstances make it necessary to authorise the movement of non-competing or rescue vehicles before the stage is cleared of competing cars, a system of yellow flags will be utilised. The Flags will be located at strategic points including radio points and will only be displayed on the specific instruction of the Clerk of the Course or the Stage Commander and only when there is the situation of non-competing vehicles moving on stage ahead of competing cars. Yellow flags will be prominently displayed and held steady.
All personnel displaying a yellow flag will be wearing a marshal’s tabard. No other colour of flag will be deployed at any point along the special stage.
On passing a yellow flag, drivers must immediately and significantly reduce speed as well as being prepared so stop at any time. Drivers must not attempt to overtake any safety vehicle encountered on the stage, but should follow the instructions of Marshals and/or safety personnel while proceeding at reduced speed until they leave the stage. Failure to comply with this procedure could incur a penalty at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.
Competitors who have been shown a yellow flag will be given a notional time for the stage.


24 Out of Bounds Areas

Some areas of the venue, are out of bounds to all persons who are not signed on officials. Any other persons found in these areas will cause the associated crew to be excluded from the event. Competitors and service crews must remain in the service area when not competing. Competitors may be penalised for the behaviour of associated persons. Judges of Fact will be on duty.


25 Video Cameras

As this is an active military base, any form of video recording is prohibited, including in-car.

26 Baulking

Baulking spoils rallies for competitors. If a faster car catches you, keep to the side on a wide section and allow room to pass. Do not weave in front of a car trying to overtake. You are reminded of R.2.6 “the Clerk of the Course may exclude any competitor proven to have unreasonably baulked another competitor”


27 Litter

Refuse sacks will be issued at documentation. Please put your rubbish in the sack and place it in a bin on site or take it home with you. Do not leave empty fuel containers or oil cans behind. Use a ground sheet when servicing and clean up spills of oil and other fluids. Competitors will be held responsible for the actions of service crews and others accompanying them to the event and may be penalised.


28 Service Area

There is a separate trailer park which must be used by all competitors. There will be allocated service bays for each crew, with space sufficient for the rally car plus one van or car.


29 Quad Bikes etc.

Quad bikes, mopeds, motorcycles, scooters, go-peds etc etc are forbidden in service areas (MSA guidelines) They MUST NOT be used to recce the stages. Competitors face penalties if they or any member of their crew disregards this instruction.


30 Refuelling

Refuelling must be carried as described in the final instructions.



There’s no event without marshals. We offer an attractive package for marshals, details will be published on


As this is an active military base no media are permitted. Drones will be shot at.


This is a no spectator event. Every person entering the venue will require ID and will either be attached to a competing car or a marshal.

Senior Regulations v4 pdf250.97 KB
Junior Regulations v4 pdf463.38 KB
  1. Glenrothes Motor Sport Club Ltd will promote a Clubsport status Production Car Autotest and a Clubman status Autotest on Sunday March 26th 2017 at Knockhill Racing Circuit, by Dunfermline, Fife.
  2. The meeting will be held under the General Regulations of the RACMSA Ltd incorporating the provisions of the International Code of the FIA, these supplementary regulation, and any written instructions the promoting club may issue.
  3. MSA Permit No. TBA / TBA
  4. The event is open to all fully elected members of the organising Club and also members of the following invited Clubs:
    Dunfermline CC, 750 MC, Stonehaven & Dist. MC, Scottish Sporting CC, South of Scotland CC, 63 CC, EUMSC, Solway CC, GUMSC, Aberdeen & District MC, Berwick & District MC, East Ayrshire CC, Knockhill MSC, 55 CC, and all other clubs who are members of the SACC.
  5. All entrants must produce a valid club membership card.

    GMSC Membership costs £10 per adult, £2 per junior (16 or under), and may be applied for on the day.

  6. The programme of the meeting will be: Scrutineering starts at 10:00a.m. and any competitor not signed on by 10:45a.m. may be excluded. First car starts at 11:00a.m.
  7. The Production Car Autotest will consist of 6 classes as follows:
    1. Front wheel drive saloons up to 1400cc.
    2. Front wheel drive saloons over 1400cc.
    3. Front wheel drive cars with no MOT.
    4. Rear wheel drive saloons.
    5. Rear wheel drive open and sports cars.
    6. Hybrid, Battery or Electric Powered Cars- Must be Standard Production Cars.

    The Clubman event will consist of 6 classes as follows:

    1. Front wheel drive saloons up to 1400cc.
    2. Front wheel drive saloons over 1400cc.
    3. All specials and sports cars.
    4. Rear wheel drive saloons up to 1400cc.
    5. Rear wheel drive saloons over 1400cc.
    6. Production cars as per MSA Technical regulations F12.1 through F12.4
  8. All vehicles must comply with RACMSA Technical Regulations.
  9. Child Protection: If competitor is under 18, Entry Form must be countersigned by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian, or an appointed representative must be present during the competition and must sign on the competitor's signing on sheet. If a parent or guardian will not be present, a responsible adult representative must be appointed, must show written authority from the parent or guardian to act as the child's representative and must countersign the competitor's signing on sheet.
  10. Awards will be presented as follows in each event:
    1st in class - an award providing 3 or more start in the class.
    FTD - an award.
  11. The entry list opens on receipt of these regulation and closes on Sunday 26th March 2017. The entry fee is £15.00.
  12. The Secretary of the meeting to whom all entries must be sent is:
    Bill Creevy, Norlands, Greenbrig Road, Barnyards, Kilconquhar, Fife, KY9 1PA
    Tel. 01333 340 346 / 07740374458
  13. The maximum entry for the meeting is 60 and the minimum is 3. Should any of the above figures be reached the organisers have the right to amalgamate the classes or cancel the event. Entry will be selected by receipt. Entry fees may be refunded if cancelled 24 hours prior to the event.
  14. Other officials are:
    Clerk of the Course - Graham Murray
    Club Steward - TBA
    Scrutineer - Gordon Finnie
    Timekeeper - TBA
  15. Provisional results will be published as soon as possible after the event. (b134.1.B)
  16. Any protest must be lodged as per 05.2
  17. {a} Details of the 6 tests will be available at signing on.
    {b} Each driver will have 2 runs at each test with the better result to count.
    {c} Timing will be by hand held watch.
    {d} The starting signal will be 3,2,1,GO.
    {e} The order of attempting the tests will be in class order.
  18. Practising will not be allowed.
  19. Competitors will be identified by numbers, which will be provided by the organisers.
  20. Marketing and penalties will be as printed in the appropriate section of the MSA General Regulations.
  21. All other General Regulations of the RACMSA apply as written except for the following, which are modified:
    F.4.4.3 Pylons may be less than 1 metre high.

A GMSC Club Car will be available to use if you do not want to use your own car.
A Donation to the Club for the use of the car would be greatly appreciated.


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Aquarius Navigational Rally 2017 - Final Results 

Please find attached results of the 2017 Aquarius Navigational Rally, final at 18:45, 14/02/17.
Congratulations to Des Campbell/Christine Sanderson on the win, to Gordon Thomson/Niall Thomson on the Clubman win, and to all of our class award winners. Awards collection shall be arranged where practicable (e.g. at events such as the North West Stages, Saltire Rally, etc.), or failing which shall be posted in the coming days.
May I take this opportunity to thank you for your support of the event. We hope you enjoyed it - it's your smiles at the end that make organising these things worthwhile! Any and all feedback shall be very much welcome and appreciated - what you liked, what you disliked, and where you think the event can be improved - so that we can continue to make strides to provide you, the competitor, with what we hope to be the best night rally experience in Scotland.
The Aquarius Navigational Rally shall return... the 2018 edition *provisional* date is 3rd/4th February. And with the event upping sticks to a new Glenrothes/Kirkcaldy-based route, there may well be plenty of new lanes to explore...!
Kind Regards
Richard Crozier
Clerk of the Course
2017 Aquarius Navigational Rally
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Aquarius Navigational Rally 2017 - Final Instructions 

 Thank you for supporting the event, and a warm welcome to the 2017 Aquarius Navigational Rally.

The following amendments, addendums &/or clarifications are made to the Supplementary Regulations:



<Add> DF Designs (Llanfyllin)

<Add> SP Sat Timing (Newtown)



RSAC Route Authorisation No.002/17/S



Noise, Scrutineering & Documentation Open

17:00Saturday 4th February

Noise, Scrutineering & Documentation Close



Competitors’ Briefing



Standard Time at MTC0



Marshal's Signing On Close



Standard Time at MTC1



Standard Time at MTC/NTC17 (Refuel In)



Standard Time at MTC18 (Refuel Out)



Standard Time at MTC/NTC35 (Finish)


Sunday 5thFebruary


24hr Fuel (nr Start & Finish)

58/ 1080 028½

Kinross Services, Kinross, KY13 0NQ

Trailer Parking, Noise, Scrut

58/ 1180 035½

Loch Leven Community Campus, The Muirs, Kinross, KY13 8FQ

Documentation / MTC0 / MTC1

58/ 1180 035½

Loch Leven Community Campus, The Muirs, Kinross, KY13 8FQ

NTC/MTC17 / MTC18 (Refuel)

58/ 1080 028½

Kinross Services, Kinross, KY13 0NQ

NTC/MTC35 (Finish)

58/ 1210 0460

Milnathort Golf Club, South Street, Milnathort, KY13 9XA




Beyond the controls identified in SR 16, abbreviations which may be to define the route used shall be as follows:




Quiet Zone


Consider All Roads


End Quiet


Coloured Roads Only


Stop at Give Way (vehicle must cease all forward motion)


Not As Map (follow route on diagram)


Give Way (treat as per Highway Code)


Long Way Round


Short Way Round

All route instructions shall be Coloured Roads Only (CRO) unless otherwise indicated – white roads indicated by dotted line.

All Regularity sections shall be timed at an average speed of 30mph unless otherwise indicated.




The Aquarius Navigational Rally

Expert (5 entries) and Semi-Expert (2 entries) are amalgamated.

The Aquarius Clubman Navigational Rally

Expert (1 entry), Semi-Expert (1 entry) and Novice (7 entries) are amalgamated.




R.18.6.5.  As the entire route shall now be contained on the public highway, carrying of a Small Spill Kit shall not be mandatory, but is highly recommended.




Deputy Clerk of Course

<Add> Michael Cruickhank

Club Stewards

<Add> Steve Turnbull

<Add> George Shand

Environmental Scrutineer

<Add> Neil Ritchie

Chief Timekeeper

<Add> Richard Crozier


<Add> Richard Crozier

Competitor Relations Officer

Shona Lane

07723 018082





The following awards shall be presented:


The Aquarius Navigational Rally


1st Overall

Award to driver & navigator

1st Expert/Semi

Award to driver & navigator

2nd Expert/Semi

Award to driver & navigator

1st Novice

Award to driver & navigator


The Aquarius Clubman Navigational Rally


1st Overall

Award to driver & navigator

1st Expert/Semi/Novice

Award to driver & navigator

2nd Expert/Semi/Novice

Award to driver & navigator


No competitor may win more than one award.





<Reminder!> R.10.4.4  – The penalty to be imposed for stopping within sight of but outside the control area of any Intermediate Time Control and the Finish Time Control shall be 0 minutes.

N.B. As such, no Measured Distance facility shall be provided, nor shall Time/Speed/Distance tables be required. The organisers' mileages shall be deemed to be correct in all cases, and shall not be subject to protest nor appeal.




Control & timing procedures are elaborated upon as follows:

R.9.2.1. Any control is considered to extend for 50m around the actual point at which Officials are making their records, or 3m in the case of NAM “See Diagram” controls. You may advance into the control area up to one minute preceding your due time, and wait for your time.

R.12.3. The time of arrival at or departure from a control including intermediate and final controls of Regularity Sections, will be the time at which the Time Card is presented by the Competitor concerned, providing all crew members and cars are within the control area. All marshals shall be instructed that no card marking shall occur until the time due is shown on their clock.

R.30.2.2. Where a control at the end of a section timed to the second (or to the second and part thereof) also forms the start of a section timed to the minute, the time of departure will be considered as being the same as arrival, but ignoring any seconds or parts thereof.


Seeded entry list is available at:

To allow competitors to familiarise themselves with the style of navigation used on the event, sample navigation from the 2016 event has been made available on the club website at:




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Aquarius Navigational Rally 2017 on 4th/5th February 

On behalf of Glenrothes Motor Sport Club, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2017 Aquarius Navigational Rally, on the night of 4/5 February 2017. The rally will feature approx 118 miles - of which ~75% shall be competitive motoring - of the best lanes in Fife & Lowland Perthshire, starting and finishing in Kinross.

This year we continue to build on our well-received format of recent years of a "no nonsense" fully pre-plot "tulips and map refs" navigational format, with an all-tarmac route which enables standard unmodified road cars to compete. Improvements for this year include an even more compact route - all within a 13 mile radius of Kinross, inc. centralised start, refuel and finish locations - and timing schedule - with the first car due away at 21.21 and back at the finish at 02.01.

Through this, we aim to encourage those new to night events or to the area, whilst still providing experienced crews with a rewarding night's sport (& a well-earned breakfast!). All for an entry fee of £75.

Marshals will also be made very welcome, and we'll do our best to give you a great night's sport. We offer a free breakfast for all marshals manning two controls, and you'll also receive free Glenrothes MSC membership for 2017. If you would like to help out on the night, please contact Chief Marshal Richard Crozier at

This year we shall again be the opening round of the 2017 Scottish Association of Car Clubs Navigational Rally Championship, and a round of the 2017 Historic Rally Car Register - HRCR Premier Rally Championship. In addition to the National B event, we will again also be offering a supporting Clubman event, giving those without an MSA competition licence a chance to be part of the action.

We look forward to extending you a warm welcome to Kinross on 4th February!

The Organising Team
2017 Aquarius Navigational Rally
Glenrothes Motor Sport Club


Aquarius Navigational Rally Online Entry


Aquarius Clubman Navigational Rally Online Entry

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2016 Sample Navigation7.34 MB

The Kingdom Stages 2016 - Results 

Glenrothes MSC rounded off a busy year with the Kingdom Stages on Saturday 5th November.

The 2015 winner, John Rintoul, unfortunately withdrew in the days leading up to the event, but there was still a mouthwatering array of machinery ready to compete come the start. After a minute’s silence to remember Robin Laird and Richard Hyslop the airfield was lit up with a fierce competition.

Arron Newby and Gary Tomlinson were newcomers to Crail, and squared up with local lads Alan Kirkcaldy and Pete Carstairs. Only a few seconds separated the crews all day, but Alan in his Mk2 failed to close the 7 second gap in the final stage, with Arron’s Subaru taking the spoils.

Third place went to Summer Stages winners Alistair and Colin Inglis in their Lotus Exige.

Full results on

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The Kingdom Stages 2016 - Final Instructions 

The Kingdom Stages 2016 - Final Instructions

Thank you for your entry to the Kingdom Stages, we look forward to welcoming you all on the day.  Please read these instructions carefully …..

Once again we are over-subscribed, thanks to the competitors for that. Also thanks to the marshals and officials who give so much to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable event.


Friday Scrutineering and Signing On

Scrutineering, noise and signing-on are available from 4.00pm to 7.30pm on Friday, at our new venue, FCE Group, Wellesley Road, Methil KY8 3AB (opposite Patterson Street). Please use this slot if at all possible. You MUST contact Willie Greig to book your scrutineering time, contact 07703 436023 (mobile). See attached for directions and follow the arrows. Do not attempt to access the site from Methilhaven Road, or go the old place at Banbeath! Many thanks to John Rintoul for letting us use this facility.

Please be sympathetic to residents and businesses in the area, and follow the instructions of marshals. Please arrive at your agreed time and leave as soon as you are sorted.  Parking is limited, there will be a police presence.




16:00 Friday 4th November        Scrutineering and signing on opens at Methil

19:30 Friday 4th November        Scrutineering and signing on closes

07:00 Saturday 5th November     Scrutineering and signing on reopen at Crail

08:30 Saturday 5th November     First Car Starts



Seeding will be published online as soon as possible: Start times will be on the official notice board.



If you cannot make the event for any reason and wish to withdraw your entry, contact Gordon on 07802 551297 or  You will get a full entry refund if we can fill your place. Reserves should keep a close eye on the entry list as this is the first place that we will show changes.



Please refuel at your own service area. Read and take heed of the guidance attached.


Saturday Morning

Please be on your best behaviour travelling to the venue, in particular driving through Crail and the East Neuk villages. Expect a high police presence. Signing on and scrutineering are in the hangar at Crail. Please park in the signed area and keep the stage access and refueling area clear. Stage reconnaissance is permitted on foot or by pedal cycle but this must be complete before the crew briefing (08:00).



Numbers and Stickers

Numbers will be provided at signing on.


Service Area

Maximum speed limit in the service area is 10mph. Grass areas can be used for parking but no wheel spinning.  After

8am vehicles entering the airfield will be subject to a per car charge.  No exceptions. Competing cars cannot leave the venue to warm brakes or tyres; penalty is exclusion and paying to get back in.  No quad bikes, go-peds, mopeds, drones, helicopters etc allowed, leave them at home.



Drivers will be liable for the £350 excess for any 3rd party damage (fences etc).


Changes to Regulations

Changes/additions to officials:

Asst Stage Commander:                 Matt Reid


Competitor Liaison

Susan Shanks is the Competitor Liaison Officer.



One member of every crew must attend the briefing, held outside the hangar at 08:00. Time cards will be issued after the briefing.



Rally HQ is in a cabin by the hangar, results will be published from the results cabin. The interior of the cabin is out of bounds to all persons other that signed on officials. The notice board will be in the hangar.



Black bin liners will be issued with the start pack. Put your rubbish in the bag, and put it in a bin or take it away with you. Especially, do NOT leave empty fuel containers or cans of used oil; take them away with you. Service on a groundsheet, and clear up any spills of oil or other fluids. Competitors are held responsible for the actions of their service crews, and may be penalised, up to and including exclusion.


Friday Night

You may stay on the airfield – a charge will be levied by the landowner for anything left overnight.


Stopped in Stage

Usual SOS/OK board and warning triangle rules apply. If a stage has finished and you are still in stage, you cannot move your car unless specifically instructed by an official or marshal, even if your car miraculously works again. Do not work on your car in a dangerous position.                               If in doubt, don’t move!  Stand well clear of competing cars if you become a spectator.



Recovery will take place after Stage 4 and at the end of the rally. Other recovery may also be possible, however we will not delay the start of subsequent stages to allow recovery. Please note that if you wish to enter the Trophy(less)

Rally, you will need to be re-scrutineered, so contact Rally HQ.


Out of Bounds Areas

Some areas of the airfield, including all buildings other than in use by rally personnel, are out of bounds. Any unauthorized people found in these areas will cause the associated crew to be excluded. There are clearly marked

spectator areas. Competitors, service crews and spectators must stay off the crops, and must also keep off the bales

and fences. Competitors may be penalised for the actions of service crews, friends, etc.



The burger van will give priority to serving marshals before competitors and service crews. Please be patient, they have been standing out in the cold while you have been sitting in your nice cosy car.


Missing Details

If you left blank spaces on your entry form – like co-driver name and address, next of kin name and address and contact details – please take a couple of minutes and email the missing bits to


Tyre Vans

Wheels Around will be there and maybe others.



thank you for your entry. Have a safe and enjoyable rally.   Be super nice to the marshals who’ve given up a

Saturday so you can have a play.





Directions to Scrutineering


From the Forth Bridge leave M90 at J2a and take A92 towards Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes for 10 miles

Follow the A92 dual carriageway past Kirkcaldy West exit then at the Kirkcaldy East exit, take the third exit onto the A921. After 0.7 miles turn left on the A915 towards Leven for 6 miles. At the Cameron Bridge roundabout turn right and follow this road for 1.5 miles, then turn left on to Wellesley Road. Follow this for 1 mile and watch for the arrows on the left.


From Tay Bridge, follow A92 for 24 miles to Glenrothes.

In Glenrothes, go straight on at first roundabout then under footbridge and turn left at roundabout onto A911 towards Leven for 4.2 miles.

At next roundabout take third exit A915 signed for Kirkcaldy. At the next roundabout (Cameron Bridge) take the first exit. Follow this road for 1.5 miles, then turn left on to Wellesley Road. Follow this for 1 mile and watch for

the arrows on the left.



From Perth, leave M90 at J9 Bridge of Earn turning left onto A912, at the Bien Inn turn left still on A912 to


In Gateside turn left onto A91 for 2 miles, then turn right onto A912 through Strathmiglo and Falkland. At roundabout, turn right (3rd exit) onto A92.

In Glenrothes, go straight on at first roundabout then under footbridge and turn left at roundabout onto A911 towards Leven for 4.2 miles.

At next roundabout take third exit A915 signed for Kirkcaldy. At the next roundabout (Cameron Bridge) take the first exit. Follow this road for 1.5 miles, then turn left on to Wellesley Road. Follow this for 1 mile and watch for the arrows on the left.



Directions to the Venue


Crail Airfield is to the East of Crail Village. Postcode KY10 3XL will get you close then follow the arrows. If you find the North Sea you have gone too far.






Service Area Risk Management


Entrants, competitors and service crew members should be aware of their own and other people’s safety and well being, when competing in motor sport.


1. All entrants should have an environmental ground-sheet in place before work commences on the vehicle.

2. All service vehicles should have an environmental spill-kit, for use in the event of liquid spillage. (Competing cars should also carry such a kit.)

3. Fire extinguishers should be readily available at all times when vehicles are to be worked on, particularly in the event of any welding or grinding being carried out and when vehicles are being refuelled.

4. Vehicles should be supported by axle stands, chassis sill stands or ramps, all with recommended base plates, when

raised in the air by trolley or any other types of jack. Engines should not be run when the vehicle is raised on stands. No other work on the car should be attempted, when raising or lowering of the car is taking place.

5. If re-fuelling is permitted in the Service Area, this should be the last operation to be carried out before the vehicles leave. The vehicle should be off any support stands, have all four wheels on the ground, have all other work

ceased and have no occupants, when re-fuelling commences. Ideally re-fuelling should be by hand pumping,

rather than from hand held containers.

6. Spillage of any liquid should be contained immediately by the crew concerned.


A) Storage & Use of Petroleum Spirit

1. Containers should comply with the relevant British Standard, should be  marked “Petroleum Spirit-Highly

Flammable” and be kept from any source of ignition.

2. All empty containers should be removed from the venue after the event.

3. Petrol is to be used as fuel only, not for any other purpose.

4. All vehicle re-fuelling is to take place in the open air. A “No Smoking” area should be enforced and an operative

should be on standby with a fire extinguisher.

5. Refuelling operatives, including those standing by with fire extinguishers, should ensure they are wearing protective clothing, including gloves and eye protection.


B) Hazardous Substances

1. Some vehicle parts, for example brake & clutch linings, contain asbestos. Competitors are encouraged to use non- asbestos substitutes where possible. Where asbestos is used, every effort should be made to prevent dust being released.

2. Some mineral oils may cause skin cancers. Where contact does occur, contamination should be washed off immediately. The wearing of any contaminated clothing should be avoided.

3. Other substances may cause ill health. Suppliers will have information about the possible effects of their products, on request.


C) Electrical Safety

1. All electrical equipment should be maintained in a safe condition.

2. Extension leads & cables should be neoprene, oil resistant flexible cable.

3. All electrical equipment used externally should be weatherproof and tools should be “double” or “all insulated”

against electric shock.

4. Electrical equipment and hand tools should not be used where flammable vapours are present.



D) Fire Precautions

1. All competition and service vehicles should carry a suitable fire extinguisher.

2. Special consideration should be made before lighting any cooking appliance.

3. All sources of ignition should be kept away from any fuel store or re-fuelling area.

4. Fire extinguishers should not be moved from their known location, other than when in use.

5. In the event of any fire, a report should be made to the organisers of the event before leaving the venue.

6. All entrants are encouraged to train their personnel in correct fire prevention and treatment procedures.


E) Compressed Air Equipment

1. Air blasts from over inflated tyres can cause severe injury. Tyres should not be inflated above manufacturers recommendation figures.

2. Always stand clear when inflating tyres.

3. Compressors & air lines should be inspected regularly.

4. Compressed air cylinders should be stored and used to suppliers recommendations.


F) General Working Practices

1. All working areas should be kept clean & tidy. All waste & spillage should be cleared up immediately, removed by the entrant at the end of the event and disposed of in a responsible manner.

2. Trailing cables & hoses should not be allowed to create a trip hazard and should not be run across access or roadways.

3. Whenever vehicle engines are being run, adequate ventilation must be in place.

4. All safety notices should be complied with.

5. Any personnel carrying out work should ensure that they adopt safe working practices at all times.

6. Service crews and competitors need to be aware of the long periods of exposure to cold, wet or heat, experienced while on location in service areas and dress accordingly.

7. Children under 16 years of age are to be closely supervised and should not leave your designated area unaccompanied. They are children and as such are your responsibility!!

G) Noise

1. Exposure to excessive noise may result in hearing loss, or other complaints. These may be short term, or after prolonged exposure, permanent.

2. Where exposure to noise is unavoidable, ear defenders should be worn.


H) Manual Handling

1. Lifting, carrying and propelling of loads by bodily force is a major cause of industrial injuries. All entrants are encouraged to train their personnel in safe manual handling techniques.


I) Waste

1. Entrants should remove all waste from the venue, including containers, packaging, tyres, oils etc. They must be disposed of it in a responsible manner.

J) Vehicle Safety

1. A 10 mph speed limit should be observed at all times in a Service Area, other than for Emergency Vehicles which may be attending an incident.

2. There may be pedestrians in Service Areas. Special care must be taken in these circumstances, to avoid collisions.

3. The unauthorised use of mopeds, motorcycles, scooters, go-peds, quads etc. is forbidden in Service Areas.

4. Vehicles may only be driven by persons holding valid driving licences for that class of vehicle.


K) First Aid

1. Any person sustaining injury or illness, should seek treatment from the event emergency services, by initially reporting to the Senior Official in charge of the Service Area, who will ensure the appropriate response.


L) Public Safety

1. Entrants and their associated personnel should act in a manner so as not to put either themselves or any other person at risk of injury.


M) Reporting of Accidents & Incidents

1. All accidents where any person sustains injury, or where damage to property occurs, should be reported immediately to the Senior Official in charge of the Service Area.


N) Further Regulations and Information

1. Entrants are reminded of their obligations to comply with the requirements of the appropriate sporting regulations at all times. These Guidance Notes should be read in conjunction with all relevant regulations.

The MSA Rallies Committee are indebted to the following for assistance in the compilation of this paper:- The Rallye Sunseeker & Southern Car Club.

Neil Roden – Safety Officer of the Rallye Sunseeker.

Peter Clingan – MSA Environmental Scrutineer of Dumfries.

John Arnold – Hon. Secretary. Association of West Midlands Car Clubs



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