What is rallying and what does it really mean for the drivers, for the spectators and for the landowners?

Unlike many other motor sports, the rally is held on public roads, which are closed off in cooperation with the police and the municipality. The barriers are prepared by professionals who are continuously updated through training at our union DASU - Danish Automobile Sports Union.

Rally Stoholm September 27 & 28 will be the final of the Danish Championship and all Danish champions will be crowned with a party in Stoholm Hall on Saturday evening. But before that, all participants have driven several rounds around the country to finally fight for the title of Danish Champion and this year it will be Rally Stoholm 🙂
 
What does it mean to give permission for a vehicle to pass my property?
 
Basically, for a given period of time, typically 2 hours x 2, we 'lock you in'. We can compare it to the weekend bike race (although you didn't have to give your permission there) where the road was blocked off and you couldn't get in/out while the cyclists went by.
But not to frighten you with the words 'locked up', I should add that there is ALWAYS an immediate stop if there is an emergency need for help for you, your relatives or your animals.
 
Unintentional driving ALWAYS has 1st priority and EVERYTHING is stopped.
 
Rally Stoholm has a really good and close cooperation with Sommers Ambulanceservice - www.sommersambulanceservice.dk - which means that during the ENTIRE event, paramedics will be present throughout the local area. This means that should help be urgently needed, help is incredibly close! 🙂 You will find that along the routes there will be people wearing orange vests and with a radio who are in close communication with the test director who is in turn in close contact with the race management inside the rally centre.
 
What if something happens to my property?
 
As a DASU athlete, everyone is covered by insurance through their licence. In addition, all participants have a deductible which must be paid in case of damage to another person's property. So there is no need to worry - but if you still have doubts, there is always the possibility of an extra barrier in the form of a straw bale or something else that can stand in between. Have a chat with us and we'll find a solution.
 
What about our horses, pigs, cows and sheep?
 
Animals usually react by not caring. Experience shows that it is the sound of the first participant that may startle them, but then the sounds usually don't bother them anymore. We have a fairly precise schedule and so there is also the possibility that you can plan to possibly pull the animals in if you think it is better.
 
The rally is a series of rehearsals at various locations in the local area according to a schedule set by the race organizers. 
 
The event is not only a HUGE sporting event but also a business that ultimately benefits all of you in one way or another 🙂