The competitor must pass through all waypoints in chronological
(ascending, sequential) order. It is possible to skip the waypoint manually,
Depending on the waypoint type, the NAV-GPS directs the crews towards a
waypoint only once they have validated the previous waypoint or if they
have come within the opening radius of it. To validate a waypoint, the
crew must pass within the validation radius of it.
WPE (ECLIPSE WAYPOINT)
: A waypoint that becomes completely
visible on the NAV-GPS once the preceding waypoint has been validated or
within a radius of 1000 meters if the previous waypoint was missed.
WPN (NAVIGATION WAYPOINT)
: The organiser may use this
waypoint to prevent crews from avoiding challenging routes (e.g. dunes) or
navigation difficulties. The NAV-GPS directs the crews towards this point
only once they have come within the opening radius of it.
WPM (MASKED WAYPOINT)
: A waypoint whose coordinates are not
revealed to competitors. This is a standard waypoint to be used to check
that the navigation instructions are being correctly followed by the crews.
The NAV-GPS directs the competitor towards this point only once he has come
within the opening radius of it.
WPS (SAFETY WAYPOINT)
: A waypoint used to guarantee the
safety of competitors, indicated in the road book and whose coordinates are
not revealed to the competitors. The NAV-GPS only directs the competitor
towards this point once he has arrived within a WPS open radius.
WPC (CONTROL WAYPOINT)
: A Control waypoint is a waypoint
which allows verifying the respect of the roadbook, without any information
of navigation being provided by the NAV-GPS other than the order of passage.
A WPC should never be placed off track. In addition, the organiser will use
as many WPCs as needed to avoid any possibility of shortcuts.
WPP (PRECISE WAYPOINT)
: A WPP is a waypoint to check that
the Road book has been precisely respected on tracks. Its number and its
order of passage in relation to other waypoints will only be listed in the
Road book’s waypoint list. A WPP cannot be used off-road/ track.
WPV (VISIBLE WAYPOINT)
: Travelling towards a visible
waypoint, all information is displayed on the NAV-GPS at any time when the
WPV is selected or the previous waypoint has been validated. WPVs are
usually used for the start of a Stage, if followed by a road section or from
the ASS to the service park/bivouac (finish time control of a Stage).
Check out the video "Waypoint types explained, deep dive" on
WAYPOINTS FOR START AND FINISH OF A SELECTIVE SECTION
DSS (Start Selective Section, FIM uses Depart Special Stage):
This waypoint is only used to define the START of Selective
Section. Timing starts when competitor clears the DSS.
ASS (Finish Selective Section):
This waypoint is only used to define the FINISH of a Selective
Section. Timing stops when competitor clears the ASS.
WAYPOINTS FOR SPEED CONTROL ZONES / SAFETY ZONES
DZ (Start Speed Control/Safety Zone):
A waypoint is used to ensure competitor and/or public safety. It
defines the beginning of a Speed Control or Safety Zone.
FZ (Finish Speed Control/Safety Zone):
This waypoint is used to define the finish of the Speed Control
or Safety Zone.
WAYPOINTS FOR NEUTRALISATION ZONES
DN (Start Neutralisation zone): This waypoint
is used to define the beginning of a neutralisation zone within
a Selective Section. It also may define the beginning of a speed
control zone equivalent to a DZ
FN (Finish Neutralisation zone): This waypoint
is used to define the end of the neutralisation zone within a
Selection Section. It also may define the end of a speed control
zone equivalent to a FZ.
How to add a DN (neutralization zone)?
FIM waypoint opening and validation (clear) radii table. Keep in mind,
roadbook designer can chose to set custom radii. Open and Clear radii is
displayed on the roadbook where applicable.