Discover Syria Rally 2010, organized by Syrian Automobile Club under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism start next year from Damascus at 12/5/2010  

About Discover Syria Rally

 

Syrian Automobile Club notes for short term visitors

Discover Syria Rally 2010 participants information

Rally for all people


Discovering Syria
For the Sixth year in a row, the Syrian Automobile Club is organizing the popular Discover Syria Rally, From Damascus the oldest inhabitant capital in the world to Lattakia the Syrian jewel of the Mediterranean then to Aleppo the capital of the north , before continuing to Alnasra on top of a beautiful mountain east of Homs; you shall enjoy Syria the cradle of civilizations and store of human history.
The unparalleled success of Discover Syria Rally in the past and the
High public and official acclaim for the presentation of Syria's tourist treasures in a sportive competition that any person can participate in, The Syrian Automobile Club (FIA, CIK member), under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism, is organizing the Discover Syria Rally 2008 with a very rich and enjoyable program.
This event will include a great variety of the most important and historical, religious, and touristic sites, in addition to the green mountains and beautiful seashores.
This competition event in addition to the enjoyable driving and the entertainment program is a unique chance for individuals and families from all nationalities to better know Syria (the biggest small country in the world)


Participants
Any group of no less than tow persons (driver and co-driver) with a valid driving license are eligible to participate in their private car.
The participation in the rally does not require any special skills .It is based on adhering to the driving and safety rules, speed limits, knowledge of following the road book.
It is not based on high-speed skills.

Points System, and winning the Rally
a- Starting point of every day :
Any Team arrives late to the park ferme' every day will be penalized by adding one point for every minute to their score. Any car arrives late for more than 15 minutes is penalized by five points for every late minute added to their points. The late for more than 25 minutes exposes the team to exclusion without returning the fees .

b- Ordinary and special Stages :
1- Ordinary Stages :
Every day of the Rally consists of many ordinary stages. Every stage is given a sufficient limited time mentioned on the time sheet given to each competitor .
and every arrival :
- after this time is penalized by adding one point to their score for each minute of delay .
- before this time is penalized by adding two points to their score for each minute .

2- special stages : Every day of the Rally has one or more special stages . every stage is given a sufficient limited time mentioned on the time sheet given to each competitor .
and every arrival :
- after this time is penalized by adding one point to their score for each minute of delay .
- before this time is penalized by adding two points to their score for each minute .

c- Check Points:
Non-passing through any of the checkpoints located in the road book is penalized by adding (50) points to the team score.

d- Hidden Check points:
To control the speed limit of the competitors there will be some hidden check points on the road, these points will check for all safety methods like seat belts ext. And also these points will measure the time and distance of the competitors that should be in this point with flexibility of five minutes (plus or minus), any arrival before this time will be penalized by adding (20) points to their score for each minute.

e- Puzzle Pictures:
The Participants will be handed at the start point of every day of the rally a folder that has several pictures placed randomly, these pictures are for objects located on the way of the rally, each participant should locate these pictures on the road book and right that on the sheet attached with the time sheet.
Every missing picture will be penalized by adding (7) points to the team score.

f- Questions of general information:
The participants will be handed at some check points every day of the rally some questions concerning general information or touristic information, and the team will have the time to answer the question and hand it to the next check point in the rally.
Every wrong answer will be penalized by adding (7) points to the team score.

g Different Events :
Every day of the rally will have some events (games) during the day , that will count in the general results of the rally , the rules and points of the game will be given at the beginning of each day .

h- Violations of the safety instructions:
Since this Rally is a social rally, it also cares for the personal and public safety, by looking after several aspects:
1- Safety belt
2-Using the mobile phone while driving without the earphone.
3- Violation of the speed limits.

Any participant checked by any of the organizers at any time during the days of the rally holding any of these violations will be penalized by adding 100 points to their score, without the right of objection.

The winners:
The winner team is the one team who has the least points during the Rally.

 

Documentery film about Discover Syria Rally 2007 with Areeba

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British Times wrote about Discover Syria Rally 2007

 

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