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August 2003 -Part 1 - Added 21st July 2003

Rule Changes Affecting Trials

Spotted in the Summer Edition of Motorsports Now, the MSA's house magazine! It's a bit boring as it lacks the usual excitement of reading the summary of tribunal proceedings about dads beating the s**t out of each other when their off-spring touch wheels on the kart track. There's Gigi what's-it piece on Classic Trialling with some very nice pictures of Adrian Marfel's car although the copy isn't sufficiently memorable for her to put her name to it!

Buried in the middle are a few pending Rule Changes of interest to triallers.

The first one is under the section "Rallying" but I guess it will also apply to the road sections of Classic Trials. K14.2.1 used to say that a competitor must come to a stop before entering any road protected by a Stop or Give Way Sign. Abiding by this could cause lots of aggro from following White Van Drivers so from 1st January 2004 competitors can enjoy the freedom of other law abiding road users and treat give way signs in the same way as the Highway code dictates between 07.00 hours and 22.00 At night-time, when presumably all white van drivers are tucked-up in bed, you will still have to stop at Give Way's.

In section M7.7.1 (regulations concerning Production Car Trials) it says "Unless specified otherwise in SRS. Use only wheels of a size that are/were available, as standard or optional equipment, on any version of the same make model of the vehicle, provided that they can be fitted without altering the hubs or anything attached to them". This change will become effective 1st Jan 2005.

 Looking in my Blue Book I see that the present text says "Use only wheels supplied as standard equipment for the make and model of the vehicle". All that is a bit deep for me but I presume it can give a bit more flexibility on wheel sizes.

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