We are here to tide over your hunger for a Dakar championship, specifically with the 2023 ARC Winter Rally Raid Championship!
The ARC Winter Rally Raid Championship short and sweet, a 3 stage rally starting on Monday, December 11th, with a deadline of Christmas day.
All Vehicles from all years are allowed, including classics, with the exception of Snowrunner vehicles, which are not allowed. You may only compete in a single class.
Unlike other rallies, as a single event, you may not your vehicle selection after starting. Switching vehicles will lead to disqualification. Do the best with the tools you've been given.
The stages will be run on Free Mode > Custom Play and cannot be run with AI.
Stages will be run on default time, & SNOW, CLEAR SKY FOR WEATHER & FORECASTED WEATHER. Progression time will remain at the default 10m.
Stages can only be run once, & with absolutely no reruns. If you are found to be rerunning stages, you will be funny disqualified from the championship.
Drivers MUST RECORD their stages. The admin team will ask for *stage audits* randomly throughout the rally, in which when asked, a competitor must upload the stage to youtube or another platform for full viewing. Failure to provide this will add 15 minutes to the stage time.
Results will be sent to the admin team via Google Form- linked here:
Results will be posted & calculated via SimLeaguePro.com after the submission period closes, to keep all results hidden & fair until the stage ends.
You will have 5 minutes added for each instance of rules not being followed (incorrect weather, AI on, etc.) After the third instance, you will be disqualified from the rally.
As we are relying on an honour system for results, do NOT ruin this for others by rerunning stages. You will be disqualified immediately.
Directions on how to run the stages:
First, select Free Mode
Select Custom Play
Select your class followed by your vehicle.
Select your game mode, dependant on the event. This will be Professional mode.
Select your event.
Select the stage.
Disable AI, using the button showing at the bottom of the screen.
Run the stage, with no restarts or redos. You may reposition if you get lost, adding the given time penalty to the rally.
Send the screenshot of the final time screen via the Google Forms link:
What if I get lost?
Take a screenshot where you got lost.
Submit your screenshot via the normal link, but write that you got lost in the box rather than your time.
You will get the slowest time for the stage plus 10 minutes.
Example: If the slowest time was 0h32, you will get 0h42
What if I break down?
Take a screenshot where you broke down
Submit your screenshot via the normal link, but write that you are out for the stage due to damage in the box rather than your time.
You will get the slowest time for the stage plus 10 minutes
Example: If the slowest time was 0h17, you will get 0h27
Here is the Schedule! Remember to set the weather rules like this:
Stage submissions open December 11th
Stage 1 | Dawasir Valley Run (2 stages) (deadline December 25th 11:59PM)
Stage 2 | Train Odyssey Rally (3 stages) (deadline December 25th 11:59PM)
Stage 3 | Xtreme Rally (2 stages) (deadline December 25th 11:59PM)
How are standings calculated?
The 2023 ARC Winter Rally Raid Championship is a short Rally Raid Championship determined exclusively by time, over the course of the 3 stages.
SUBMIT EACH TIME AS YOU COMPLETE THEM.
Good luck to all of our competitors!