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Team Notice 1.0 - Scoring System

All teams registered for the 2022 Oasis Solar Challenge should note the following official updates and/or additions to the Sporting Regulations as approved by the Event Director, Robert Walker.


This Team Notice refers to the clarification regarding the Points Scoring System of the 2022 Oasis Solar Challenge that is set to take place in February 2022.


All important information is explained below:


2.35. Scoring


2.35.1. The Oasis Solar Challenge consists of a combination of event formats, e.g., distance-based stages and time-based stages as per Sporting Regulation 2.20.1.


2.35.2. In order for the event organisers to capture measurable results for both time and distance-based stages a special Points Scoring System will be implemented.


2.35.3. The Points Scoring System will be used to establish overall daily results by allocating a specific daily score for each daily finish position which will contribute to an overall points value at the conclusion of the event that will be used to determine the first Oasis Solar Challenge champion.


2.35.4. Points Scoring System


In order for teams to be eligible to receive any points, including 1 pt for placing 15th the team must complete the minimum daily distance as determined by the event organisers and depicted in the Route Book.


2.35.5. The Points Scoring System will also be utilized when issuing penalties that may or may not include time penalties. This will be done in the form of point deductions as per Sporting Regulation 2.33.


2.35.6. In order for the Points Scoring System to function optimally the event organisers will track each team’s distance travelled by inserting a tracking device in the solar car as per Sporting Regulation 2.22 and Technical Regulation 1.9.


2.35.7. All event times used for calculation will be quantified according to the HH:MM:SS chronology format commonly referred to as military time.


2.35.8. In the case that a tie may occur on a daily stage that is distance-based, the determining factor will be based on the stage time (finish time – start time = stage time).


If Team A and Team B have both completed 523 km on a distance-based daily stage their stage time will be the determining factor.


Team A started the daily stage at 08H07 (7th on the start grid based on the previous day’s results) and concluded the daily stage at 16H57. Team A’s stage time is calculated by (finish time – start time = stage time; 16H57 – 08H07 = 08H50)


Team B started the daily stage at 08H01 (2nd on the start grid based on the previous day’s results) and concluded the daily stage at 16H54. Team B’s stage time is calculated by (finish time – start time = stage time; 16H54 – 08H01 = 08H53)


According to the above calculations, Team A’s stage time is faster than Team B’s stage time which means that Team A beat Team B in this instance.


2.35.9. In the case that a tie may occur on a daily stage that is time-based, the determining factor will be based on each team’s split time (Control Stop arrival time – start time = split time).


If Team A and Team B have both completed the daily stage in the same amount of time during a time-based daily stage their split time will be the determining factor.


Team A started the daily stage at 08H03 (4th on the start grid based on the previous day’s results) and concluded sector 1 (on-road segment between start line and Control Stop) at 11H59. Team A’s split time is calculated by (Control Stop arrival time – start time = split time; 11H59 – 08H03 = 03H56)


Team B started the daily stage at 08H04 (5th on the start grid based on the previous day’s results) and concluded sector 1 (on-road segment between start line and Control Stop) at 11H58. Team A’s split time is calculated by (Control Stop time – start time = split time; 11H58 – 08H04 = 03H54)


According to the above calculations, Team B’s split time is faster than Team A’s split time which means that Team B beat Team A in this instance.


2.35.10. In the case that a tie may occur at the conclusion of the event, the determining factor will firstly be the team’s total distance travelled (including loops), the second determining factor will be the team’s challenge time (all stage times combined).


If Team A and Team B both complete the event with an overall score of 86 points the determining factor will be the total challenge distance including loops for each individual team.


(Stage 1 + Stage 2 + Stage 3 + Stage 4 + Stage 5 + Stage 6) = Team A’s total challenge distance

(489 + 519 + 423 + 502 + 474 + 305 = 2712 km)


(Stage 1 + Stage 2 + Stage 3 + Stage 4 + Stage 5 + Stage 6) = Team B’s total challenge distance

(444 + 501 + 482 + 502 + 465 + 380 = 2774 km)


According to the above calculations Team B’s challenge distance is further than Team A’s challenge distance which means that Team B beat Team A in this instance.


In the case that a tie still persists after the total points per team and challenge distance per team has been taken into consideration the determining factor will be each team’s challenge time.


(Stage 1 + Stage 2 + Stage 3 + Stage 4 + Stage 5 + Stage 6) = Team A’s total challenge time

(08H59 + 08H53 + 09H01 + 08H57 + 08H49 + 08H42 = 53H21)


(Stage 1 + Stage 2 + Stage 3 + Stage 4 + Stage 5 + Stage 6) = Team B’s total challenge time

(09H02 + 08H54 + 08H58 + 08H57 + 09H06 + 08H55 = 53H52)


According to the above calculations, Team A’s challenge time is less than Team B’s challenge time which means that Team A beat Team b in this instance.

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