The Chris Hellier Memorial Targa Rally




Sponsored by SPRAYRITE LTD

3rd November 2019

2018 winners – Dafydd-Sion Lloyd/Shaun Leonard (Ford Puma)
(photo courtesy of Gerallt Price)

Welcome to the 2019 Chris Hellier Memorial Targa Rally. This year’s event will be run under a daytime Targa permit, with ALL of the competitive mileage being on special tests. The route will comprise 18 tests in a total route of around 70 miles. All profits from the event will be donated to the new Chemotherapy Unit at Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth.

We are very grateful to our sponsor, Darren Griffiths of Sprayrite Ltd.

We have made several changes to this year’s event. Firstly, what were seen as the “rougher” tests (such as Llethr) have been removed. Secondly, expert crews are now eligible for overall positions, and can also win the event overall. Finally, four-wheel drive cars are eligible to enter, as we do not feel that they will have a significant advantage.

Please note that, as a condition of entering the event, every crew must provide a marshal – no marshal, no start and no refund of entry fee.

Please note that the eligibility criteria for classes may differ slightly from those on other events.


2004  Andrew Phillips/Rhydian Ebenezer Ford Sierra 2.8
2005  Aled Jones/Andrew Phillips  Vauxhall Astra 2.0
2006  Sean Crowley/Patrick Crowley  Peugeot 205 1.9 
2007  Not held
2008  Paul Rooke/Myrddin James  Peugeot 309 1.9 
2009  Sean Crowley/Rob Walters  Vauxhall Nova 1.6
2010  Paul Rooke/Mark Rooke  Mitsubishi Colt 1.6
2011  Not held
2012  Ricky Pearce/Helen Lewis  Proton Compact 1.8
2013  Andrew Edwards/Ioan Rhys  Vauxhall Astra 2.0
2014  Clive Jones/Jordan Dziadulewicz Subaru Impreza 2.0
2015  Andrew Phillips/Martin Griffiths Toyota Celica
2016  Not held
2017  Elliott Stafford/Lewis Sim  Toyota Celica
2018  Dafydd-Sion Lloyd/Shaun Leonard Ford Puma


Penuwch Inn and Campsite – Start venue
Three Horse Shoe Inn, Llangeitho – Finish venue
All owners of properties being used as special tests
Andrew Thomson – RLO
Dyfed Powys Police
Motorsport UK
All officials and marshals
All residents en route


1. Announcement

Barcud Motor Club will promote a Clubman status Targa rally on 3rd November 2019, to be called the Chris Hellier Memorial Targa Rally, sponsored by Sprayrite Ltd.

2. Jurisdiction

The meeting will be governed by the general competition rules of Motorsport UK (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA), these supplementary regulations and any written instructions that the organising club may issue for the event.

3. Authorisation

Motorsport UK permit number  114659 
DOE authorisation number   28300NO03         

4. Eligibility

The event is open to all fully elected members of Barcud Motor Club. Club membership cards will be inspected at signing on. Membership is available to competitors who need to join for the event.

5. Start and Finish

The event will start from the Penuwch Inn and Campsite at 10.30 and finish at the Three Horse Shoe Inn, Llangeitho, on 3rd November. The total mileage will be approximately 70 on maps 135 and 146 (OS Landranger 1:50,000 series), latest editions. The event will contain neutral and transport sections on the public highway, timed to an accuracy of one minute, and special tests on private land, timed to an accuracy of one second. These sections will be run in accordance with the requirements of Motorsport UK. Cars will leave the start at intervals of one minute.

Competitors who wish to stay overnight should contact the start venue directly, via email at, or by phone on 07410 387141. Please mention the rally when booking.

Environmental Scrutineering and Scrutineering will open at 07.00. Individual times may be given in the Final Instructions. Any competitor not signed on by 09.30 may be excluded and his/her place offered to a reserve. Cars will be identified by two rally plates, supplied by the organisers, which must be affixed to the nearside window and rear of the car. These should be removed at the finish of the event or on retirement, whichever is sooner. It is the competitors’ responsibility to ensure that the plates are legible throughout the event.

Competitors should ensure that they carry enough fuel (which may ONLY be in the fuel tank of the car – no cans or similar may be carried) for 45 miles. Fuel will be available during the event, and near to the start – details will be given in the final instructions. All the organisers’ times and mileages

shall be deemed to be correct, having been established according to R6.2. All organisers’ road signs are mandatory – No, Care, Quiet, OK, arrows (R14.1.7).

Competitors will be supplied with a rally pack on successful completion of signing-on. The entire route will be denoted by test diagrams and marked maps (for the neutral or transport sections), containing all the information necessary to enable the competitors to comply with R9.1.1, R9.1.2, R9.2, R9.2.1, R9.2.2 and R9.2.3. Maps and test diagrams will be issued at MC 1.  


6. Classes

The event will consist of three classes, as follows:-

Class A – Experts

Either member of the crew having finished in the top 10 of a National B or higher status event, or the top 5 of a Clubmans (closed to club) event, in the last FIVE years (i.e. since 1 January 2014). 

Class B – Semi Experts

Crews not eligible for either class 1 or 3.

Class C – Novices

Neither member of the crew having won a class award on any rally (excluding 12 cars), nor finished in a position that would place either crew member in Class 1, in the last FIVE years (i.e. since 1 January 2014).


a) Crews eligible for two classes must enter the higher class.

b) Awards for Best Under 1400 (or similar), Best Mixed Crew or Best Presented Car do not count for which class you should enter, as above.

c) Crews may be reclassified at the discretion of the organisers.

d) Entries accepted without seeding information will be allocated a start number at the end of their class.

e) Competitors’ results on stage rallies may be used at the organisers’ discretion.

f) NO discussion will be entered into regarding seeding.

7. Awards

Awards will be presented as follows:-

First overall – Chris Hellier Memorial shield and two awards

First in each class – Two awards

Second in each class – Two awards

Third in each class – Two awards

The Chris Hellier Memorial shield remains the property of Barcud Motor Club and must be returned after 11 months, or sooner on request. Other awards may be announced in the Final Instructions.

8. Entries

The entry list opens on publication of these regulations and closes on       Sunday, October 28th 2019. Entries can only be made by post (no hand-delivered entries will be accepted). Payment can be made either by BACS or by cheque. Entries paid for by cheque will be held in abeyance until the cheque has been received by the Entries Secretary, and subsequently cleared by the competitor’s bank for payment. The Entry Fee for the event is £60.00, (which includes two meal tickets for the finish).  

All payments made on the day, or during the seven days before the event, MUST be in cash. No other method of payment will be accepted.

The maximum entry for the event is 60, plus 5 reserves per class. The maximum for classes is 25, and the minimum 5. The minimum for the event is 35. Should any of the minimum figures not be reached, the organisers reserve the right to amalgamate classes or cancel the event as necessary. Entries will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Any entry accompanied by a post-dated cheque will be deemed not to have arrived until the date of the cheque. Any entry containing a false or incorrect statement shall be null and void and the entrant deemed to be in contravention of the General Competition Rules of Motorsport UK. The entry may be forfeited, in accordance with D19. The organisers may conduct random checks, in order to establish the accuracy of some or all the information given on the entry form. The organisers reserve the right to refuse any entry without a specified reason.

It is a condition of acceptance of entry that ALL competitors must provide at least one marshal for the event. Their details must be given on the entry form, their marshals must sign on at the start of the event and they must remain at their designated control for the duration of that control being open. Failure to do ANY of these will result in the exclusion of the competitor who supplied that particular marshalling crew. Please remember – NO MARSHAL, NO START.

The Entry Secretary is:-

Alice Vicary

Bron y gan


Ystrad Meurig

SY25 6AL    Telephone number 07507 774688

Cancelled entries

Entry fees may be refunded, less an administration fee of £10, if cancelled in writing (NOT verbally), before the closing date for entries. Entries cancelled after that date will only be refunded, less an administration fee of £20, subject to there being a reserve crew to take their place. Please note that no refunds will be given until after the date of the event.

9. Officials

Clerks of the Course – Rhydian Ebenezer (07811 839953)
Liam Evans (07375 460855)

Assistant Clerk of the Course – Paul Rooke (07791 915516)

Chief Marshals –  Paul Jones (01974 831070)
Twm Davies

Scrutineers – Richard Williams (other scrutineers tbc)

Environmental Scrutineer – Rob Duke

Timekeeper – Steve Price

Stewards – Dafydd Williams & Richard Evans

Driving Standards Observer – a list of these will be displayed at signing-on and/or MC1

Results – Barcud MC

Child Protection Officers – Jayne Merrington and Rhydian Ebenezer

Other officials may be announced in the Final Instructions, on the official notice board at signing-on, or at any Main Control.

10. GCR modifications

All GCRs of Motorsport UK apply as written, except for those below:-

R14.1  Checks may be established without prior notice to observe standards of driving, condition of car, compliance with route instructions e.g. Quiet Zones or Give Ways.

R6.3.1  Any notice displayed at the Start, or en route, bearing the signature of any of the Clerks of the Course, shall have the same authority as these regulations. It is the competitors’ responsibility to note any information displayed at the Start.

R9.1.1/9.1.2  All competitors must stop at all junctions approached on roads controlled by Stop or Give Way signs. All such junctions will be contained within the route card, along with other junctions where the organisers require them to stop. A number of such junctions may be manned by Driving Standards Observers.

R12.2.7  Maximum permitted lateness for all classes will be 30 minutes and 59 seconds.

R12.8/12.8.1  Certain sections of the route will be timed to an accuracy of less than one minute (special tests).

R15.1/15.1.1  To be classified as a finisher, a competitor must report to, and provide proof of visiting, at least two thirds of the controls listed on the route/time/passage cards, ALL Main Controls and report to the Damage control at the Finish, within their maximum permitted lateness, in the car in which they entered the event, which must be travelling under its own power i.e. not being towed/pushed.

11. Penalties

Performance will be assessed using the “Fail” system (Section R, Appendix 1, Chart 13), modified as follows:-

a) Passing through any control more than once – 1 Fail per offence

b) Wrong approach to, or departure from, any control – 1 Fail

c) Not complying with a reasonable instruction by an official, providing warning is given that a penalty will be applied – first offence, 1 Fail; second offence – EXCLUSION

d) Controls situated at the end of a Neutral Section – early arrival, 1 Fail; late arrival, no penalty, but any lateness incurred will be cumulative towards maximum permitted lateness.

e) Reporting at any time control (other than Main Controls) outside maximum permitted lateness – 1 Fail per offence

f) Reporting at a Main Control outside maximum permitted lateness – EXCLUSION

g) All the following will carry a penalty of EXCLUSION:-

i) Failure to stop at any junction where competitors are instructed to do so

ii) Entering an area designated as Out of Bounds

iii) Breach of Technical Regulations concerning the use of lights, or breaching the Construction and Use of Vehicles regulations

iv) Excessive noise, excessive speed or driving in a manner likely to bring the sport into disrepute

v) Damaged or ineffective silencer system

vi) Damage to car in excess of that defined in R15.1.4

vii) Receiving assistance contrary to R7.2.4

viii) Unauthorised alteration of Time/Passage cards

ix) Not reporting at any Main Control

x) Breach of regulations R2.6, R5.4, R7.2.3, R7.2.9, R15.1.2

xi) Entering results room without permission (at either Halfway halt or Finish)


  1. Not starting or finishing a special test – test maximum plus 5 minutes
  2. Not completing a special test correctly, including taking the wrong route – test maximum
  3. False start on a special test – 30 seconds
  4. Every second taken to complete a special test over the target time – actual time taken 
  5. Completing a special test in less than the target time – target time
  6. Completing a special test in more than the maximum time – test maximum
  7. Striking a cone or other barrier – 10 seconds per offence
  8. Failure to stop astride a line (including the finish line) – 30 seconds
  9. Driving the wrong side of a cone or barrier, or a series of cones or barriers – 30 seconds
  10. Failure to record the information correctly, or at all, on a code board (in ink) – 1 minute
  11. Failure to have code board information countersigned at the next manned control (whether a passage control or test finish) – 1 minute
  12. Failing to obtain a signature at any passage control – 2 minutes
  13. Making no attempt to perform a designated manoeuvre during a special test, or taking a short cut by passing through a gap caused by a tape, cone or barrier having been previously damaged or removed – 2 minutes
  14. Reversing at a special test finish – 2 minutes

Assessment of performance will be, firstly, by number of Fails, then by number of minutes and seconds lost. Ties will be resolved by furthest cleanest, smaller engine size or any other method decided on by the organisers. Provisional results will be displayed at the Finish, as soon as possible after maximum permitted lateness of the last car, in accordance with D26. Any protests must be made in accordance with C5, in writing, and handed to one of the Clerks of the Course or Stewards. Competitors must not, under penalty of Exclusion (as per n)xi) above), enter the results room unless invited by the Stewards, or one of the Clerks of the Course.

The organisers reserve the right to cancel sections of the event, should they deem it fairer to do so, force majeure notwithstanding. Test controls where, in the organisers’ opinion, inaccurate times may have been given, will be considered as passage controls.

A copy of all results will be available to download online within fourteen days of the event.

12. Scrutineering

Scrutineering will be in accordance with the Road Traffic Act General Regulations Section C and the Technical Regulations of Motorsport UK. Cars will also be required to undergo a Noise Test prior to Scrutineering, and any vehicle recording over the prescribed limit, at two thirds maximum

engine speed, will not be permitted to start. Noise checks may be carried out en route and at the Finish. Any vehicle failing either the Noise Test or Scrutineering will not be permitted to start, nor be entitled to any refund of entry fee. 

Attention will be paid to the following at Scrutineering:-

a) Brakes – where hydraulic handbrakes are fitted, a cable system must also be fitted AND be operational

b) An effective sumpguard is MANDATORY on this event.

c) Lights – must comply with the Road Traffic Act; no more than four forward facing lights to be fitted, excluding sidelights and indicators; spotlights must extinguish on dipped beam; reversing lights not to exceed 24 watts total and be fitted with an illuminated switch if independently operated; all indicators, sidelights, brake lights and number plate lights to be working

d) No excessive steering play

e) Flexible fuel lines must be secured with steel clips

f) Washers, wipers and horn to be operational

g) Battery must be secure and earth lead coloured yellow, and with the positive terminal insulated

h) Seats must be secure; rear seats must be fitted

i) No loose items within the vehicle, or in the boot

j) Throttle linkage to be in good order

k) A maximum of two spare wheels may be carried and must be securely located.

l) First Aid kits must be carried

m) Warning triangles must be carried

n) Spill kits must be carried, as per R18.6.5 and J5.20.13

o) Cars to be in possession of current MOT certificate, which must be shown to the Scrutineer, and have a current valid road fund licence

p) Vehicle Registration Document must be produced. If this is not in the name of the driver on the event, written proof must be shown that the car is being used with the permission of the owner

q) Bodywork and paintwork to be in good serviceable order

r) Air filters must be fitted

s) No radio transmitting devices may be fitted. Competitors may carry mobile phones, but they must be SWITCHED OFF for the duration of the event, and must ONLY be used in the event of an emergency i.e. to summon help after retiring from the event and/or to contact any of the emergency services should the need arise

t) No temporary parts may be fitted to silencer systems, in order to help meet the noise levels for the event

u) No additional fuel may be carried by competitors in containers. Fuel may only be that which is in the fuel tank. Any competitor found to be carrying fuel cans/containers, of any description, will be excluded from the event.

13. Controls

There will be 6 types of control – Main Control, Special Test Start, Special Test Finish, Passage Control, Route Checks, and DSO Checks.

At each Main and Special Test Start and Special Test Finish control, the marshal will enter the time shown on the control clock and sign the competitor’s time card in the appropriate place. At Passage controls, the marshal will sign the passage card only. At any Route Check, or in the event of any unmanned Passage Controls, a code board may be used, which will display numbers and/or letters, which must be recorded in the appropriate space and signed for at the next manned control, whether Special Test Finish or Passage (DSOs will NOT countersign code board details). Any controls visited out of order will be deemed not to have been visited at all.

At DSO Checks, the location of which will not be known in advance by competitors, the control board will be at the site of the control. Competitors must stop and obtain a signature before proceeding.

Sections of the special tests will contain triangles; these controls or checks will have a control radius of 3 metres. They will be identified on the test diagram, and be preceded by a control board on the correct direction of approach.

All controls will open 15 minutes prior to the due time of car 0 and close 31 minutes after the due time of car 50.

A competitor who causes any form of harassment to any marshal/official, or who remains in a control area subsequent to an instruction to depart, will be reported to the Stewards and may be excluded from the event. It is not the duty of any marshal to interpret regulations or any other written instructions. It is the competitor’s responsibility to read and understand any regulation or notice. If in doubt, please ask at the start.

Any altered time/passage card will be accepted ONLY if alterations are initialled by the marshal at that particular control. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that the marshal initials the card; any competitor who alters a card, forges a signature, or defaces it, will be excluded.

14. Timing

The event will use the scheduled timing method. Timing will be by digital clocks, using Greenwich Mean Time. Competitors are advised to set their watches at the start of the event.

Special Testsare sections where a penalty will be applied for late or early arrival. Timing at any test starts on such sections will be when the time card is presented to the marshal, NOT when the competitor passes the control board. At test finishes, timing will be when the competing car comes to a complete halt at the “stop astride” location. Competitors may NOT reduce

lateness at test starts, and may wait for a later time, providing they do not block the road for other competitors or road users.

Neutral Sections will be deemed QUIET sections and are used to take the event through densely populated areas or PR-sensitive areas. Competitors must proceed with the minimum of noise, in a high a gear as possible and within any designated speed limits for the area. They are timed at a low average speed. There will be no penalty for reporting late at the end of such sections, but any lateness incurred will be cumulative towards that competitor’s maximum permitted lateness. Any lateness incurred elsewhere cannot be recovered on Neutral Sections.

Competitors may be instructed to reduce lateness at certain points en route e.g. a Main Control.

Competitors may, if they wish, miss one or more special tests. They will be penalised in accordance with paragraph 10 of these regulations for every test missed. If they rejoin at the end of a Neutral Section, they will only be allowed to restart without further penalty at their official corrected time, taken at the last timed control they reported at within their maximum permitted lateness.

Where a control at the end of a section timed to the second also forms the start of a section timed to the minute, the time allowed for that section will be taken as the time recorded at the last control, ignoring the seconds.

15. Insurance

For those requiring insurance for the event, the club has applied for a blanket Certificate of Insurance for the event, from JELF Insurance. Subject to an acceptable proposal, third party cover will be provided. All insurance premiums must be paid at signing-on (if not already paid at the time of entering the event).

Those who are unsure if they can comply with JELF Insurance’s requirements must download a proposal form themselves and complete it fully. This must be returned to the Entry Secretary no less than 21 days before the event i.e. by Saturday 28th October. All correspondence must be undertaken with Barcud Motor Club, NOT the brokers.

The insurance premium for the event will be £25.00, plus any excess, as determined by the insurers.

16. Damage

All competitors must complete a damage declaration form at the finish of the event. Should any competitor retire from the event, the form must be signed, stating reason for retirement and location, or last control visited, and this must be forwarded to the Entry Secretary within 72 hours of the event.

17. Pace Notes

The use of pace notes and/or any map marking, other than those supplied by the organisers, is expressly forbidden. Navigation on the event must be carried out only using the maps supplied by the organisers. Any other form of navigation will be classed as pace notes and will result in the exclusion of that competitor. Checks will be carried out during the event.

18. Driving Standards Observers

Competitors who fail to stop when requested by a DSO will be excluded. The presence of a “DSO” board will indicate the presence of such an official in that area.

19. Service Service, and any other form of outside assistance, will NOT be permitted during the event. This also applies at the halfway and petrol halts. Competitors may, however, work unaided, and may borrow tools or equipment from fellow competitors only. The penalty for infringing this regulation is EXCLUSION.