Why is there a need for a minimum speed?

The minimum speed ensures that the drivers do not “limp” the vehicle around the route. The purpose is to test how efficiently the driver can get the vehicle up to speed and decelerate. If the competition is carried out on public roads, a suitable part of the route must therefore involve a straight area where minimum speed can be reached. (Of course not exceeding the set speed limit or in an area where the chosen speed is not safe.) 

Why is there an allotted time?

Having “allotted time” simulates the reality for most drivers, since they need to meet client deadlines and deliver their goods in a set time frame. Furthermore, we want the drivers to be “challenged” and feel the pressure from the competition. However, we don’t want them to start driving in an unsafe manner. The allotted time should therefore be a time that represents the chosen route driven in an efficient and safe manner. The time must also reflect changes to road conditions and traffic (if applicable).

Do you get extra points for finishing faster?

No. As long as you finish within the allotted time, there are no extra points for going faster. However, in the event of a tie in fuel consumption, the fastest time will be used to determine the positions.

What happens if you exceed the allotted time?

If you exceed the allotted time by 5%, you receive a fuel penalty of 10%. If you exceed the allotted time by more than 5%, you receive a fuel penalty of 20%.