Safety Equipment

In race category, all vehicles must be equipped with navigation and safety devices.

The rental of these instruments is included in the entry fee. Nevertheless, you will have to buy the mounting kits (brackets, wires, aerials), so as to fix them in your vehicle.

In addition, you will have to pay a deposit for each device to each related suppliers.
 

In order to confirm the booking of your devices, you must:

  • Validate the booking of your instruments (order forms or websites of the suppliers)
  • Pay the deposits

 
I/ RACE CATEGORY

Compulsory devices :

  • Iritrack : rental included in your entry, automatic order
  • Distress beacon : rental included in your entry, automatic order
  • GPS UNIK II :  rental included in your entry, to be ordered to ERTF (compulsory order form)
     

Not compulsory, but highly recommended:

  •  Satellite Phone: maybe ordered to Marlink Events on http://eshop.marlink.com rubric Silk Way Rally of the  catalog.

Vehicles must present themselves at scrutineering with the various mounting brackets, cables and aerials of the different safety equipment already fitted, ready to receive these systems (GPS, Iritrack).

Failure to do so will result in a penalty of 150 € per item of equipment not installed.

Iritracks and GPS’s must be connected directly to the battery (with a fuse) so that they continue to function when the engine is stopped. The main circuit breaker of the vehicle must act on the positive “+”, but GPS’s and Iritracks must be mounted directly to the battery.

A compulsory training course on the GPS, the Iritrack and the distress beacon will take place in Irkutsk, before the general briefing, during administrative checks, time TBA.
 

1- Iritrack :

The Iritrack is a safety system that enables vehicles to be tracked by satellite, set up by organizers and compulsory for all racing vehicles. The order of your Iritrack is done automatically, further to your registration.

If you’ve never been equipped, you will have to order all accessories (bracket, aerials, wires, alimentation) on Marlink’s dedicated website: http://eshop.marlink.com rubric Silk Way Rally of the catalog.

A deposit, which will guarantee the return of the Iritrack in good condition, must be paid to Marlink before administrative checks.

For Silk Way Rally 2019, all the race vehicles will be equipped with the Iritracks V3. Competitors who do not have the new accessories (bracket, alimentation) will have to order them to Marlink. Aerials and wires remain unchanged.
 

2 – Distress Beacon

The Distress beacon is a positionning system, followed by Cospas Sarsat (www.cospas-sarsat.int), used in the case of an accident, only in the case of the Iritrack malfunctionning. The order of your distress beacon is done automatically, further to your registration.

A deposit, which will guarantee the return of the distress beacon in good condition, must be paid to Marlink before administrative checks.
 
Technical information:

BIKE/QUAD

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BIKE AND QUAD (download here)

    ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS – NEW IRITRACK FOR BIKE AND QUAD (download here)

 

CAR/TRUCK

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CARS AND TRUCK (download here)

    ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS- NEW IRITRACK FOR CAR (download here)

    ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTTIONS- NEW IRITRACK FOR TRUCKS (download here)
 

Contact Iritracks, distress beacons, sat phones, safety equipment:

MARLINK EVENTS –Rally-Raid Department

Mehdi COUILLARD

114, Avenue d’Alfortville – 94600 CHOISY-LE-ROI

Tél. : +33(0) 1 48 84 34 07 - Fax : +33(0) 1 48 52 53 54

mehdi.couillard@marlink.com

 

Website dedicated to your additional orders for 2019 Silk Way Rally (sat phone, safety equipment listed at art. 50P2  etc): http://eshop.marlink.com/ rubric Silk Way Rally of the catalog.
 

3 – GPS UNIK II

This specific GPS, with intentionally restricted functions, is compulsory for all racing vehicles, to ensure an equal chance for all and to preserve an element of navigation in the desert.

The GPS Unik II will have the Sentinel function integrated. It is also used to check the respect of the route and of the speed limits. Checks are carried out every day when crews arrive at the bivouac.
 

A maximum of 2 GPS Unik II can be authorised per Vehicle, depending on the supplier’s availability.
 

To validate the booking of your GPS UNIK II, you must fill in an order form and send it back to ERTF.
 

A deposit, which will guarantee the return of the GPS UNIK II in good condition, will have to be paid to ERTF before administrative checks.
 

GPS UNIK II TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND ORDER FORMS

BIKE/QUAD

    Technical Information BIKE/QUAD (download here)

    GPS order form for BIKE/QUAD (download here)

CAR/TRUCK

    Technical Information CAR/TRUCK (download here)

    GPS order form for CAR/TRUCK (download here)
 

Contact :

Société ERTF COMPETITION

Parc Technologique de Soye – 56275 PLOEMEUR

Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 87 25 85 - Fax: +33 (0)2 97 37 59 21

competition@ertf.com
 
 

II/ SERVICE CATEGORY
 

No tripy device for service vehicles.

Service vehicles must be equipped with all the equipments listed in the article 14A1 of the specific regulations of the service category.