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CCV & COMP Drivers please read

Following the ALRC SORC meeting yesterday there is a new procedure for Roll cage tags.
All Roll cages will now need a Yellow fit for purpose tag. The first yellow tag is free as this is a change being implemented by the ALRC.
In future if a cage is damaged and the Tag is removed by a log book scrutineer, only the yellow tag will be removed. The older Red tag or Newer Blue will remain on the cage for identification.
Richard Banks and Richard Smith have a stock of Yellow tags as Club log book scrutineers.
This change is effective immediately. If you are going to be at an MROC event and need a Yellow tag please inform RB or RS before the event. Contact details are in the Green Book or MROC Journal.


Richard Banks

Scruitineering Secretary

ALRC Consultation

7th August 2015


At the recent ALRC S&ORC meeting the proposed changes to the regulations pertaining to the RTVT were given to those in attendance. There has been much work put in on these by the consultation group set up to discuss the rules following the initial consultation with all clubs. The new layout and its contents will be discussed in detail at the next S&ORC and it would be more useful if any comments could be made in person. This helps to ask or answer questions and understand the reasoning behind any decisions made.

It must be remembered that all general and scrutineering meetings are open to any members of an ALRC member club to attend and we look forward to input from the membership on this important topic.

The proposed regulations can be seen at:   




B.19.1. Adequate front and rear recovery attachments must be provided for recovery purposes in all events. Bumpers, tie-down rings, lifting rings or Range Rover / Discovery "tow fittings" are not adequate. Factory specification (or better) trailer hitches are acceptable. If a tow-ball is fitted, welding alone is insufficient - high tensile nuts and bolts must be used for attachment. If the recovery point is attached to a bumper, the bumper must be attached to the chassis with hightensile nuts and bolts. A clevis and pin fitting or pair of Land Rover chassis-shackles (not spring shackles) are recommended.

Factory specification recovery points, when installed and used as vehicle handbook, to the following generations of vehicle are deemed suitable for recovery up to and including RTV Trials:

· Range Rover P38A and subsequent generations

· Discovery 3 and subsequent generations

· Freelander, all generations

Towing balls, jaws and pintles used for recovery must be rated as a minimum to the capacity of the vehicle being recovered. E.g. a 3.5Te towing ball fitted to a Freelander is compliant: a 2.25Te combined ball and jaw hitch fitted to a Defender is not compliant.

Addition to ALRC SR's

23rd March 2015


At the Association of Land Rover Clubs AGM held on the 14th March 2015 the following Rule Change Proposal was proposed and agreed unanimously by the member clubs present. It was then ratified for immediate implementation, at a meeting of the ALRC Council held on the same day after the AGM.

Cross Country Vehicle (CCV) Trial – Specific Technical Regulations


F.5.1 Body panels above the ‘body capping line’ or ‘window line’ as permitted by C.12.1 may be replaced in their entirety or in part by parts other than standard manufacture. All coverings to be mounted securely to the body structure or to the Roll Over Protection System (ROPS). No drilling of the ROPS is permissible and covers may be fixed via brackets welded or clamped to the ROPS. Coverings are to be suitable for the anticipated use and not present sharp edges to the occupants or those outside the vehicle. (Implemented 14th March 2015)

The same wording also appears as the following rules - Competitive Safari - G.3, Timed Trial - H.4, Point to Point & Team Recovery - I.6

Amendment to ALRC Supplementary Competition Regulations - July 2012

Rule Change Proposals - June 2011




At the Association of Land Rover Clubs AGM held on the 19th March 2011 there were six Rule Change Proposals voted on by the member clubs.  These were then recommended to proceed to the ALRC Council for ratification at their meeting on the 11th June 2011.


Clubs are reminded that the Council members are voted into their positions on the basis of experience and personal opinion.  All decisions made by them are with the benefit to all club members in mind regardless of vehicle or ability.  Clubs are also recommended to review the “Aims and Principles” of the ALRC (page 7 of the 2011 ALRC Handbook) and the background to the Supplementary Competition Regulations (page 60) to clarify the objectives which are borne in mind whilst ratifying these proposals.


Rule Change Proposal 1. General Vehicle Regulations.

B.17.2. Any gear ratio may be used.    

Ratified by ALRC Council


Rule Change Proposal 2.  General Vehicle Regulations.

C.5.6. Crown wheel slipper pads and or pegs may be used.

Ratified by ALRC Council

Rule Change Proposal 3. General Vehicle Regulations.

C.2.2.   High ratio steering boxes may be used.   

Ratified by ALRC Council

Rule Change Proposal 4.  General Vehicle Regulations.

B.2.9. A non-standard air to air intercooler is permitted.  

Ratified by ALRC Council


Rule Change Proposal 5.  Roll Cage Regulations

3.9.2. The only permitted drilled hole is a hole of 3/16 diameter for inspection purposes on roll cages and fabricated bulkheads unless current regulations allow.  

Further comments and queries have been received on this rule change and it was proposed that it be referred back to the S&ORC for further discussion and guidance to be given.


Rule Change Proposal 6. General Vehicle Regulations.

B.10.4. Remote damper reservoirs must be isolated from the driver / passenger compartment and be shielded from spectators and marshals.    

Ratified by ALRC Council


The above ratified rules will be announced at the next ALRC EGM to be held on the 9th July 2011 and will take effect from the 1st January 2012


A further two rules were discussed by the ALRC Council and the following clarifications have been agreed which take immediate effect.


Roll Cage Rake Angle Tolerance Clarification.

ALRC Roll-Cage Regulations.

5.2 The front hoop should run across the width of the vehicle and the top part must not lean back any

further than the angle of the windscreen.  Bends may be used on the connecting bars between the front

and rear hoops but should not have more than 4" / 100mm between 'a' and 'b' as shown above. The

angle of the windscreen should be that of a 90/110 for any Series or Defender vehicles, with an angle

no greater than 33 degrees from the vertical or the actual angle on other types; even if a windscreen or its

pillars are not fitted.

Ratified by ALRC Council

This maximum angle is also to be added to the Tolerances & Allowances on Dimensions listing (page 81 of the 2011 ALRC Handbook).


It was pointed out at the ALRC 2011 National Rally that Rule A.2. needed to be amended as it affects C.3.1.  Any Land Rover or Rover car engines (and others with Rover part numbers) up to a Max of 4600cc may be used complete with their ancillaries subject to A2.


The following two changes have now been made.

A.2  Source .   Should be changed to read:

Rover Company to 2001

Land Rover by whoever owned.

Vehicle specification should be limited to European countries only.

Ratified by ALRC Council



B.2.10. The engine must stay in the vehicle model it was manufactured in.

Ratified by ALRC Council


Finally a reminder to all clubs that new proposals for new rule changes for 2013 need to be received by the Secretary before the EGM on Saturday 9th July 2011.