Each leg has an ideal distance. Any extra kilometres driven are converted into penalty points. For example, on a leg with an ideal distance of 215 kilometres, a team that drives 230 kilometres will gain 15 points, or 15 kilometres.
Other fixed penalties, converted into kilometres, may be added to these “distance” penalties:
- Failure to reach a CP earns the team a fixed penalty as listed in the road book of the leg.
- Losing the road sheet means a 40-kilometre penalty.
- Not wearing a helmet and/or seat belt is worth 10 kilometres for the first offense.
- Mechanical assistance out on the terrain costs the team 200 penalty points.
After registering the day’s results, each team has one hour to bring their vehicle to the mechanics area or closed vehicle park. After that time, a penalty of one kilometre per minute is applicable.