RTV (Road Taxed Vehicle)
The ground used in RTV trails is more challenging than in Tyro. Sections are set out to make the best use of terrain, calling on the drivers ability to read the route ahead and taking the correct line between gates. Balancing navigation, gear selection, speed and steering is not as easy as you might think, especially on steep climbs, in water & mud or in forested areas.
RTV vehicles are fairly standard, but the regulations do allow for some modification to be made, making them more capable off road.
Competitors attempt to drive between the gates without stopping or hitting a gate. Each pair of gates decreases in value from 12 to 1. The object is to get as far round the section as possible, ultimately receiving ‘0’ for an error free drive.