This picture shows a typical layout of a Formula Offroad track. Start gate to the left and end gate up to the right (MÅL). Photo: Palli Kristmundsson
The competition consists of five technically difficult courses up the vertical slopes and one simpler time course that is more flat on the ground for higher speed. Race tracks in Iceland can also be over water or mud.
The time course is not mandatory, but should be designed passable for all contestants. The track time begins when the front of the car leaves the starting gate and time stops when the front of the car passes the final gate. The fastest driver gets 350 points. The other drivers gets a point deduction per 1/10 second, but will not be awarded less than 150 points.
Some so-called driving violations will result in a point deduction even if the car clears the course. Depending on the violation the point deduction are as follows 10, 20, 40, 60 or 100 points.
Drivers get points deducted for:
- Stop within the course but can continue in the course.
- Touch or run over track markings with one or three wheels.
- Touch or run over track markings with the car’s waist with two wheels.
- Only one wheel within the gate.
- Reversing is allowed inside the planned course, but not reversing through a gate.
Points deduction will only apply if the driver tries to drive forward after reversing.