Useful Information

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In both race and service categories, all vehicles must be equipped with navigation and safety devices.

The rental of these instruments is included in the entry fee. Nevertheless, you will have to buy the mounting kits (brackets, wire, aerial) to fix them in your vehicle.

In addition, you will have to pay a deposit for each device to each related suppliers.

To validate the booking of your devices, you must :

  • Download the order forms (one for each supplier)

  • Fill in the order forms and send them back to the related suppliers

  • Pay the deposits

I/ Race Category

Compulsory devices :

  • Iritrack : included in the entry fees

  • Distress beacon : included in the entry fees

  • GPS UNIK II : to be ordered to ERTF

The bringing and possession of any system not explicitly mentioned in these regulations is forbidden and will result in exclusion from the race and that irrespective of the mode and technology used to evaluate or estimate ones position.

All navigation equipment of whatever type is controlled, especially GPS. The bringing and possession of any system not explicitly mentioned in these regulations is forbidden and will result in exclusion from the race and that irrespective of the mode and technology used to evaluate or estimate ones position.

Vehicles must present themselves at scrutineering with the various mounting brackets, cables and aerials of the different safety equipment already fitted, ready to receive these systems (GPS, Iritrack).

Failure to do so will result in a penalty of 150 € per item of equipment not installed.

The Iritrack and GPS must be connected directly to the battery (with a fuse) so that they continue to function when the engine is stopped. The main circuit breaker of the vehicle must act on the positive “+”, but the GPS and the Iritrack must be mounted directly to the battery.

A compulsory training course on the GPS, the Iritrack and the distress beacon will take place at administrative checks, in Moscow.

Not compulsory, but highly recommended :

  • Satellite Phone : maybe ordered to Marlink Events

1- Iritrack :

The Iritrack is a safety system that enables vehicles to be tracked by satellite and thus followed permanently from the PC Course.

The alarms and alerts may be let off either automatically or manually.

a) automatic mode:

  • alarm following a violent shock (deceleration meter), followed by a stop of 1 minute and 30 seconds.

  • abnormal inclination (inclination meter) followed by a stop of 4 minutes.

b) manual mode:

  • blue button: phone call to the race control (PC Course)

  • red button: accident with injuries

  • green button: accident without injuries or breakdown

2 – Distress Beacon

The Distress beacon is a positionning system, followed by Cospas Sarsat (www.cospas-sarsat.int), used in the case of an accident, in the case of the Iritrack malfunctionning.


Website dedicated to your additional orders for 2016 Silk Way Rally
(sat phone, safety equipments etc…)
http://eshop.marlink.com/sp/silkway-rally-2016.html


Contact :

MARLINK EVENTS –Rally-Raid Department

Mehdi COUILLARD

114, Avenue d’Alfortville – 94600 CHOISY-LE-ROI

Tél. : +33(0) 1 48 84 34 07 - Fax : +33(0) 1 48 52 53 54

mehdi.couillard@marlink.com

Website dedicated to your additional orders for 2016 Silk Way Rally (sat phone, safety equipments etc…) http://eshop.marlink.com/sp/silkway-rally-2016.html


3 – GPS UNIK II

This specific GPS, with intentionally restricted functions, is compulsory for all racing vehicles, to ensure an equal chance for all and to preserve an element of navigation in the desert.

The GPS Unik II will have the Sentinel function integrated.


A maximum of 2 GPS Unik II can be authorised per Vehicle, depending on the supplier’s availability.


It is also used to check the respect of the route and of the speed limits, every day, when crews arrive at the bivouac.


Order form (GPS UNIK II) :

Download order form

Technical information:

Download technical manual


Contact :

Société ERTF COMPETITION

Parc Technologique de Soye – 56275 PLOEMEUR

Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 87 25 85 - Fax: +33 (0)2 97 37 59 21

competition@ertf.com



II/ SERVIce Category


Compulsory devices :

  • TRIPY TRM-II-C: to be ordered to Tripy


Service vehicles will all be fitted with a Tripy system, having the double function of an automatic Road-Book reader and of a GPS.

Its rental is included in the vehicle entry fee, except for vehicles passing from race to assistance (further to retirement or exclusion), which will have to pay the instrument’s rental and its deposit to the organisations’ supplier (Tripy).


Order form (TRIPY TRM-II-C) :

Download order form

Contact :

TRIPY S.A.

Faubourg de Bruxelles, 320 – B6041 Gosselies – Belgique

Tel.: +32 (0)71 34 74 90 - Fax: +32 (0)71 34 73 99

silkway@tripy.be