Support Vehicle Identification
At race briefing each support vehicle will receive 2 stickers with the team number as identification in the goody-bag. These A5 size stickers needs to be displayed on the LEFT side of the windscreen and the rear window of the support vehicle. If the support vehicle is shared by more than one team, all the team number stickers must be displayed.
Support Vehicles and Drivers
Each team is allowed ONE support vehicle only. a Team can have more than one support driver, but only one driver will be officially entered for the event.
Teams can share a support vehicle and we actually encourage this as it means less traffic and dust on the route.
Stopping on the route
Your support vehicle is only allowed to stop at the Checkpoints and at the Finish Zone. Stopping at Waterpoints or anywhere else along the route will lead to disqualification of the team (or rider in case of a solo rider).
No support vehicle is allowed to turn back along the route to look for or assist a rider. Riders can only receive assistance from support crew at the Checkpoints.
Should the support driver encounter a rider requiring medical attention, it is deemed an emergency and you are allowed to stop to provide assistance. You should then phone one of the emergency numbers that will be handed out at race briefing. If the rider is in serious trouble do not leave the rider until medical personnel arrive.
Support vehicles are not allowed to overtake riders on descends. Should you happen to be behind a rider on a descend you need to stay a safe distance behind the rider until the road flattens out or on an uphill. Make sure it is safe before you overtake the rider.
Maximum speed for the duration of the route is 60km/hr
Maximum speed when overtaking riders is 40km/hr
Support drivers who exceed the speed limit or drive recklessly will cause their riders to be disqualified.
Absolutely no littering will be tolerated.
No open fires are allowed anywhere along the route. This time of the year the grass are dry and even a small spark presents a major fire hazard.