The 2024 ARC Dakar Rally is soon upon us, the challenging dunes of the Empty Quarter & beyond looming in the distance.
Just ahead of that, however, we must announce the way the 2024 ARC Dakar will work, all 3000km of it & more!
The 2024 ARC Dakar Rally, paired exactly to real life, starts on the 5th of January, lasting until the 19th. Drivers must compete all 9 rallies & 24 stages, in order.
Stages must be submitted before the date listed above. Example: Stage 1 last from January 5-7th, so must be submitted before 11:59PM on January 7th.
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 weather.
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!
January 5th-7th | Al Ula 2020 (3 stages) (deadline January 7th 11:59PM)
January 8th | Ha'il Excursion (2 stages) (deadline January 8th 11:59PM)
January 9th | Al Artawiyah Tour (2 stages) (deadline January 9th 11:59PM)
January 10th | Buraydah Rocky Rally (2 stages) (deadline January 10th 11:59PM)
January 11th-12th | Empty Quarter Raid (2 stages) (deadline January 12th 11:59PM)
January 13th | REST DAY
January 14th | Haradh Twist (2 stages) (deadline January 14th 11:59PM)
January 15th-16th | Tabuk 2021 (4 stages) (deadline January 16th 11:59PM)
January 17th | Neom 2020 (3 stages) (deadline January 17th 11:59PM)
January 18th-19th | Yanbu 2021 (4 stages) (deadline January 19th 11:59PM)
How are standings calculated?
The 2024 ARC Dakar Rally Championship will be calculated based on total time throughout the entire Rally.
Good luck to all of our competitors!