Sunday Challenge Regulations

1.Tour Britannia, with assistance from North Humberside Motor Club Ltd., will organise the Bridlington Week-end of Motoring Sunday Challenge, as an untimed fuel economy run, on Sunday 10 September 2017 on behalf of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

  1. The meeting will be held under the General Regulations of the Motor Sports Association Ltd, (MSA) incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA and these Supplementary Regulations.
  2. MSA Certificate of Exemption Number will be advised in the Final Regulations.
  3. The MSA recognised Organising Club is: North Humberside Motor Club Ltd.
  4. The event will start at The Coach Park, Hilderthorpe Road, Bridlington, YO15 3HA and finishing at Sewerby Hall, Bridlington, Yorkshire, YO15 1EA.
  5. The event is open to any normal series production 4 wheeled petrol or diesel fueled vehicle.  Hybrid or dual engine / electric vehicles are not allowed.
  6. Entries

Close on Friday 1 September 2017 or earlier if entry list is full. Competition licenses are not required.

Any crew of 2 or more people can enter.

The entry fee is £20.00, payable to Tour Britannia.

Should an entrant wish to withdraw their entry, the entry fee will not be refunded.

All entries must be made on the official Booking Form.

Changes to the vehicle and crew nominated on the Booking Form are acceptable up to the Start of the event.

An entry will be deemed to be accepted when the Entrant receives acknowledgement from the Organisers.

  1. Documentation

Will be open at The Coach Park, Hilderthorpe Road, Bridlington, YO15 3HA from 8.00 to 11.00 am on Sunday 10 September 2017 for competitors to “Sign on” and collect their Rally plate, Road Book route instructions, their Marked Map and Route Card for Passage Control stamping and recording weight and fuel used, to be handed in at the Finish.

The official time is GMT and there will be a clock displaying same at the Start and Finish Controls.  All distances are in miles.

  1. Route

The official length of the economy run is 86.49 miles. The route total distance is 89.57 miles.  This distance will be used in each Competitors fuel consumption calculations.


Competitors can Start “in their own time” between 9.00 to 11.00 am from Tesco’s Fuel Station, Hilderthorpe Road, after brimming their fuel tanks (with either lead free petrol or diesel).  A Marshal will seal the filler. The same fuel station will revisited shortly before the Finish where the Marshal will check the seal, assist them to re-brim their fuel tanks and note the amount of fuel used.

There will be a series of Passage Controls all of which must be visited. Each Passage Control will have  a designated random single letter of the alphabet which the competitor must log on their Result Card. Some of the Passage Controls may be manned by a Marshal in which case the Marshal will rubber stamp the competitors Result Card as well.

Competitors will Finish “in their own time” between 2.00 and 4.00pm.

One of the Controls will be at a drive through public weighbridge where the gross weight of the car with crew will be logged.

The Road Book route is deemed to be the shortest route between the Passage Controls. The map provided with the Road Book will have the post codes of the Controls but should only be considered as advisory.  Sat Navs may be used.

  1. Consistency Test.

There will be an optional consistency test where entrants will be asked to maintain a constant 30 mph average speed over three miles for 6 minutes with hidden intermediate check(s). Each whole second over or under the 30mph average at the secret check(s) and the finish will count as 1 point.   The target is to accrue no penalty points. The result will be used in the event of a fuel consumption tie.  All entrants must drive the Consistency Test route and get their Result Card stamped even if they do not want a time to be logged on it.

  1. Driving Standards

Drivers must comply at all times with the law, both in regarding equipment and traffic rules

  1. Finishers

To be classified as a Finisher all Competitors must:-

  • Start and Finish within the designated times.
  • Have the correct code letter for each Passage Control entered on their Route Card.
  • Have a stamp on their Route Card by the Marshal for the Controls which are manned.
  • Have their filler cap seal intact at the re-fuelling point near the Finish and at any intermediate checks.
  1.  Results

The Results Team will log the amount of fuel used and calculate the result in miles per gallon (mpg) to 2 decimal places.

The Results Team will calculate the Sunday Challenge mpg-ton Index by multiplying the mpg figure by the weight of the car (with crew) in tons, regardless whether it is petrol or diesel, to two decimal places. The Sunday Challenge winners will be the crew who achieve the highest mpg-ton Index.  e.g. if a finisher attains 37.43 mpg and their weight is 1.27 tons, their mpg-ton Index will be 37.43 x 1.27 = 47.54

Results will be published on the official notice board in The Orangery at Sewerby Hall on Sunday 10 September 2017 followed by the Prize Giving.

  1. Awards
  • The Sunday Challenge Trophy for the winners of the “mpg-ton” Index.

There will also be awards for:

  • The best miles per gallon figure achieved for a petrol vehicle.
  • The best miles per gallon figure achieved for a diesel vehicle.
  • The worst miles per gallon figure achieved, regardless whether petrol or diesel.
  • “Spirit of the Day”. Javelin Track Days have kindly given a Track Day as this prize. The voucher is transferable.  This Award will be allocated at the discretion of the Organisers.
  • Additional Awards may be provided.