Yesterday I posted a copy of a sample timing sheet from the upcoming Baden Classic Rally which will be held later this month in Baden, Germany. Once again I will be competing in this rally this year as the navigator for Harald von Langsdorff. I got a comment to that post requesting that I post a copy of a typical route instruction sheet from the rally. To that end I have posted a copy of a page from the instructions that were used last year. I don’t have the complete rally instructions, but the sheet shown below is a page of revised instructions that was distributed during the rally.
Sample Route Instruction from the 2011 Baden Classic Rally
As you can see, the instructions use the tulip system, which makes it easier for an English-speaking competitor, like me, to take part in a rally conducted entirely in German.
The distances on the left side of the page are the total and incremental distances to the instructions measured in kilometers. The distances on the right hand side of the page are the total distances to the instructions measured in miles. These dual units are very helpful as some odometers, at least some stock odometers, of some of the older cars might read in miles.
In general, the instructions were understandable and when I was not comfortable that I understood the instruction, I showed the instruction to my driver, who is fluent in German. The hardest part was pronouncing the German words when I needed to.