Latest News: Tuesday 5th April 2021.
We still remain in lockdown 'until further notice' and it has been a tough time for motorsport competitors, race teams and organisers but the good news is that there is hope on the horizon as we see progress with the control of the pandemic through the developing vaccination programme and the publics cooperation with personal health protection.
The date for 'phase 2' of the NI plan to allow outdoor events still has not been released but as soon as it is the RSA will be able to organise events very quickly. We are expecting a similar interest in entry places to that from July 2020 so regular events will be provided and we hope to publish a provisional NI event calendar soon.
The RSA is planning for a return to venues in NI if possible during late April or early May. We are currently working with our venue providers to put together a schedule of dates. We do not currently expect to return to ROI venues until Spring/Summer following the May government review however we are also ready to provide events quite quickly when government policies permit.
We would like to thank all competitors for their support during this unpredictable time and we look forward to being back on the stages soon.
The goal of The RSA is to continue with a positive controlled and practical attitude into the future with organised motorsport and to provide the best possible top class events during the current health crisis and to concur with government regulations. We are fortunate that we have the total support of our motorsport regulator, The IOPD and we ask all our competitors and new friends to respect our unique flexibility earned with our regulators through 26 years of association in the events management business and now into these difficult times.
When we resume our events the following regulations will continue to apply:
ONLY THOSE PERSONS ENTERED ON LINE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OPTION WILL BE PERMITTED ENTRY TO VENUES TO COMPETE. ENTRIES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE, THEY ARE PERSONAL FOR EACH COMPETITOR. IF THE ENTRY CANNOT BE FULFILLED WE WILL ONLY ALLOW FULL REFUNDS/CREDITS BY 10.00AM 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EVENT START TIME TO ALLOW US TIME TO PROPERLY FOLLOW PROCEDURE TO RELOCATE THAT ENTRY PLACE. UNFORTUNATELY WITHDRAWALS LESS THAN 48 HOURS BEFORE WILL LOSE THEIR ENTRY FEE VALUE - WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please download and read the specific Drivers Briefing Information for this event which is available to download further down this page in 'Events Information'. All competitors will be asked to confirm their consumption and understanding of this 'non verbal' briefing prior to participation. Failure to do so will result in automatic exclusion from the event.
In consideration of our responsibilities in relation to 'Social Control' and our responsibilities to our competitors in controlling the potential distribution of Covid-19, competitors and crew must:
Agree to be directed to a specific service zones if required which will be allocated in relation to the arrival time at the venue. Competitor and crew must remain in this zone while in service and we request recognised 'social distancing' be respected while in the pre start area. Colour coded wristbands will be given to each competitor and crew which relates to the zone 'coloured signage' so please ensure these bands are worn prior to the signing on process where checks will be completed. This concept allows us to 'Track and Trace' competitors association with others and to warn other 'Zone colleagues' of a potential infection of the Virus if required however unlikely.
Understand that we have had to agree to these and other CHANGES with the other organisations that make it possible for the RSA to function in this new environment and we realise some may find the change 'difficult'.
Understand that all entries have been made and have been pre-paid and paid On-line and therefore Signing On is now a different procedure. Driver and Crew must visit the Signing On building in pairs, enter and exit in pairs and execute the sign on documents, confirm entry with the time keeper and collect their competition number if necessary and leave promptly to allow the next competitor/crew to be permitted entry. NO 'ON THE DAY ENTRIES WILL BE AVAILABLE'. Admission in small groups will be permitted to the door of this building during the event to access the RSA support crew and view and review the on going times/results/class and overall positions at the end of each stage.
A prize giving will take place 20 minutes after the last car finishes in front of the reception building. We ask all participants to respect governments guidelines on social distancing at this gathering. We also ask ALL competitors that during the event, to use the hand sanitising stations provided regularly through the event and read, digest and follow the guidelines on the Covid-19 information that is on display.
We are confident that the RSA , their competitors and crew will adapt to this different event formula quite quickly together with the benefit of our 23 years experience in the events management business. We believe that the 'lock down' period has not been all about 'doom and gloom and bad hair' but a catylist for an exciting future in independent Irish Motorsport.
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The provisional dates and venues for our events in Ireland in 2021 are published below and we welcome regular entries together with casual entries at ALL our events. We also welcome experienced competitors along with newcomers together with first time competitors and juniors (12 yrs +) to sample the unique and enjoyable experience of a Rallysport Association event.
Our events from August 2020 received a considerable demand for entry places. It is advised that entries are made well before entry closure and that the new 'post lock down' preliminaries are completed to ensure confirmed entry places.
The entry confirmation will be clarified during the build up and at the very latest by 10pm on the entry list at this website link on the Wednesday prior to each event weekend.
The next events on the RSA calendar are planned to take place during April 2021. Entries will be available for those events through the On Line Entry link at the top of this page. In order to minimise social interaction and help control the spread of the Covid-19 virus we now will only accept entries made using our on-line facility. If this is a problem please phone us on 048 38 393344 or 0044 7788 598461.
Please be aware that we expect demand for entries at RSA events during 2021 to continue to exceed availability.
The first edition of the entry lists for these meetings will be available no later by the Wednesday prior to the event and will be updated regularly during the remainder of the week as we lead up to each event.
Events at all our venues always attract many casual entries especially in these restricted times so we strongly recommend that entries should be made sooner rather than later for places to be guaranteed. The maximum entry will be capped for every event due to governmental restrictions so it is in all competitors interest to enter as soon as possible if they want to be guaranteed a place.
Entries can only now be made on-line through the Enter Online link at the top of this page.
We will be into our spring event event plan and the gates to the venues will open at 7.00am. Signing on will commence 7.45am in the reception building and scrutiny will take place at competitors service area from 7.45am. Please ensure all cars have been cleaned and sanitized for this event and race wear and helmets for car crew are for car motorsport and satisfy RSA technical and associated regulations (available on this website) and are available for inspection at scrutiny. Noise testing may also be taken so please ensure vehicles can satisfy the maximum permitted RSA noise regulation of 100 dba for cars and 105 dba for race buggies measured .5 metre from the exhaust end at 4000 rpm cars and 6000 rpm for race buggies. Tests will not be taken prior to 10 am due to noise control at this event but will be be taken at random during the event by scrutineers both stationary and on stage so be advised that test failure will result in exclusion unless satisfactory tests can be concluded after a retest.
The competitors briefing will not take place as we have moved to a new format in consideration of the Coronavirus government guidelines and each competitor will be expected to have read and digested the specific event briefing document herein and be lined up ready in the pit lanes to start at 9.30 sharp.
An observation lap for each crew will start at 10.01am and the first stage of the planned six to seven stage event will follow immediately after. Competitors best Five times will ultimately determine the results.
The prize giving for this event will take place 15 minutes after the last car finishes and everyone is invited to attend although we request that everyone obeys the social distancing governmental guidelines. The final results will be available here, on this website for download by 7.00pm that evening.
We wish to thank all competitors and friends and spectators for their continued support for the RSA during 2020 and we look forward to more events with you all in 2021.
HOW TO ENTER
Entries are available just call or text our entry line on:
+ 44 (0) 7788 598461 or alternatively enter online through this link
Online entries are simple and reduce administration time on the day and are preferred. Entries can also be made at our office in Portadown by arrangement. Entries are personal and cannot be reassigned or transferred.
Entries withdrawn at least 48 hours hours before the event will be entitled to a full refund or held on credit towards future events. Entries withdrawn or cancelled within 48 hours of the event start will NOT be entitled to a refund or credit. ‘No shows’ on the day of the event will NOT be entitled to a refund and credit.
EVENTS AND CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
THE RSA 2021 RSA MINI CUP.
Call the RSA for specific information on the latest 2021 regulations. (048/028) 38 39 33 44.