Spectators

Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally – Spectator Information

Any updates on spectator information will be published on this page prior to the event.

Please obey the Marshal’s directions at all times, they are there to make sure you are safe, do not attempt to stand in prohibited areas or move about when the stage is live as this will cause the stage to be delayed or cancelled.

On behalf of Dunoon Presents, Mull Car Club and FES we hope everyone has an enjoyable day!

 

PLEASE plan your event with safety in mind. The following points may help:

  • We have tried to ensure that you will be able to reach your chosen spectator viewing area without walking on the special stage. If you decide to leave the stage prior to the last competitor, PLEASE ensure that you walk on the pathways or behind the tree line. All the competitors will be travelling at high speeds and spectators are strongly advised NOT to walk on the rally route.
  • All spectators are reminded that motorsport can be dangerous and despite us taking all reasonable precautions, unavoidable accidents can happen. In respect of these, you are present at your own risk.
  • We ask that you obey all instructions of safety marshals, spectator marshals and police officers in relation to your safety and that of others.
  • Please make sure you dress to take full account of the weather. Remember to wear sturdy footwear for typical forest conditions.
  • Please do not bring your dogs to the event as they can be startled by the loud noises and cause a danger to others – disabled assistance dogs only (on leads at all times.)
  • Children and infants should ALWAYS be accompanied by an adequate amount of adults at all times who are responsible for their behaviour and safety.
  • Beware of flying stones and uneven or slippery surfaces.
  • Stay above the track (never below).
  • Do no stand in the straight-on position – you will be removed.
  • Respect the signs and the tape; Red and White = a NO GO area, Prohibited area MEANS prohibited area.

Spectator Code of Conduct

  • Please be considerate to other spectators to ensure everyone can enjoy the event.
  • Listen to the marshals – they are there to help you and ensure the event runs within the safety guidelines prescribed by Motorsport UK, the governing body of UK Motor Sport.
  • If you do not abide by the instructions of marshals and event officials, the stage may be stopped or cancelled.
  • Marshals and officials have the right to work without being abused or threatened. Abusive, threatening or violent behaviour towards officials (who are all volunteers) will not be tolerated and spectators will be evicted from the event.
  • Please take all litter home with you.
  • Do not light fires or barbeques. They can cause major fires with serious consequences.
  • Do not bring fireworks to the event. They are very dangerous and could cause a serious incident with either other spectators or the competitors.
  • Much of the Rally takes place in areas containing significant agricultural, forestry and nature conservation interests. Please follow the Countryside Code at all times.
  • Consider your own safety and that of others at all times

 


REMEMBER cars not only slide around corners, they send a shower of stones and rocks out behind them as the power goes on. If you are in the firing line you can get hurt so stand where you are safe.

The Spectator Control car will come through the stages about 20 minutes ahead of the competitors to keep you informed as to the progress of the rally. Be aware that if you, or others, are in an unsafe position, or continuing to ignore the marshals instructions, the Safety Officer has the authority to delay the stage, and in an extreme situation, request its cancellation.

Motorsport UK provides general guidance as to the unsafe areas where spectators should not position themselves.

Don’t:

  • Stand on the track
  • Stand below the level of the track
  • Stand in front of arrows or signs
  • Stand in Prohibited Areas
  • Stand or sit on or near log piles, walls or fences
  • Sit close to the edge of the track
  • Block escape routes
  • Be distracted
  • Play games with your safety or that of the drivers
  • Remove Stage signs or arrows
  • Be the one to stop the Stage

Always:

  • Expect the unexpected
  • Listen for approaching cars
  • Remain alert
  • Leave yourself room to move quickly
  • Try to keep behind something solid
  • Keep children under supervision
  • Keep dogs on a lead
  • Do as the Marshals ask
  • Help the Marshals to run a safe Stage

Be Sure That:

  • The unexpected can happen
  • If you ignore Marshals instructions
  • the stage will be stopped

Please protect:

  • Yourself
  • Others around you
  • This Stage
  • Rallying
  • Motor Sport