FAQ

Waypoints

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Roadbooks typically include various waypoints distributed along the track, with some being concealed and others visible.

Waypoints serve to communicate speed limits, verify that you are on the correct route, or address other specific purposes. Learn more: Types of waypoints

Waypoints must be cleared/validated in a sequential order. System will issue a penalty for missed/skipped waypoints.

When the rider is within the open radius of a visible waypoint, the app shows an arrow pointing towards it. Information about the distance to the waypoint and the waypoint number is also provided. Upon entering the validation radius (smaller than the open radius), the waypoint is considered validated (cleared), the validated waypoint count increases, and the app will emit a sound.
Caution: only the next (current) waypoint in the sequence will "open" by showing the arrow to the waypoint. For example, WP#10 will not open if you have not cleared WP#9. You have to clear WP#9 or manually skip it (by tapping on the top left button).

If the rider leaves the open radius without validating the waypoint, it becomes closed, and the arrow disappears. Re-entering the open radius will reopen the waypoint.

Hidden waypoints get validated when the rider enters the validation radius.

Certain waypoints, like Eclipse Waypoint (WPE), End of Speed Zone (FZ), or Checkpoints, will open immediately after the previous one is validated.

Once a waypoint is validated, it won't reopen or revalidate.

Each waypoint may have different open and validation radii, regardless of their type. Penalties for missed waypoints and waypoint "Open" and "Clear" radius is defined by the Event Organizer.

If you miss a waypoint, you can choose between two options:
A. Return and "Clear" the waypoint to avoid any penalty.
B. Decide to "Skip" the waypoint and proceed, which incurs a 10-20 minute penalty.

Should a waypoint be missed, competitors need to manually move the RBR Roadbook Reader app to the next waypoint (tap on top left button and choose "W+"), otherwise, the app will continue to point towards the missed one.
Typically, a 20-minute penalty is given for each missed or skipped waypoint. It's mandatory to clear all waypoints to avoid penalties.

CAUTION: The arrow points straight to the Waypoint. The rider must follow the course to get to the Waypoint. Heading straight towards the arrow could lead to encountering dangerous obstacles!



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