Digital APRC Event Regulations

The Digital APRC is a virtual series (not a championship) and carries no official or sanctioned series title.

It will run and follow an actual event itinerary in terms of stage length, number of stages and overall format. Each day/leg will run from midnight to midnight (24hrs) NZST to give all time zones sufficient time to comfortably complete all stages.

The series will comprise five rounds.

Calendar

Rnd 1 8 – 10 May – Rally of Whangarei – New Zealand
Rnd 2 23 – 24 May – Rally Hokkaido – Japan
Rnd 3 6 – 7 June – Rally of Indonesia
Rnd 4 20 – 21 June – Rally Coffs Harbour
Rnd 5 3 – 4 July – China Rally

Trophy event

Online South India Rally – date TBA

To enter you must score points at one of the previous rounds.

Prize money awarded by the FIA APRC to the top-three place-getters plus ‘moment of the rally’, based on the most commented APRC video post.

Points and scoring

Points are awarded automatically by the DiRT Rally 2.0 platform, based on finishing place per leg.

Points of the highest placed 20 competitors will be tabulated per event, toward the overall title.

Prizes may be awarded to the first three place getters of each event and the overall series.

Prizes may be awarded for compelling content (e.g. biggest moment).

The title ‘Digital APRC champion’ will be awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate points from the five rounds.

Media

MA Media Ltd is the official series media partner and will produce video clips for each event based on supplied content. Details on uploading video content will be available from the Facebook Group page.

You are free to publish/promote your own recorded content to any other outlet.

Use #RaceAtHome tag where possible.

Round event details

Each event itinerary will resemble the promoted actual event timetable, based on information supplied by the organisers.

Details on stages and distances will only be published at the start (to prevent pre-event reconnaissance/practice). Only an overview will be published prior.

For stages that are repeated expect road degradation.

Service breaks will be similar to the actual event itinerary.

The weather will be similar to what is forecast for the event that weekend.

Hard core damage is off.

Driver view is cockpit.

Fairness and spirit of competition

By competing within the Digital APRC club you agree to fair play and use of the platform to showcase your driving ability. Any manipulation or alteration of fair driving and the timed result will result in immediate exclusion.

Organising group details

Digital APRC is organised and run by:

Bryn Jones
Dylan Thomson
Lance Hastie
Blair Bartels
Jack Smith
Tim Smith

These regulations may be updated during the series to improve communication and clarify its core intent.