Abbreviations for safety notes
Norwegian notes system for national championship


Norway has set a national standard for official safety notes for their championship events. 55-60% of the competitors use a descriptive system. The rest of the users use a mixture of a figure based and a descriptive system. The notes are very similar to those used in Sweden. Translations into Swedish and English notes are available on request.
When official notes are produced by Jemba Inertia Notes System the following definitions are valid. This system is the most advanced system available and creates the notes from a detailed measurement of the road. It is set up to comply as good as possible with the average of the manual system used in Norway. Note that the system has been set up not to take into account how fast you will drive, but only the shape of the road. Therefore there is no extra margin in conjunction with corners after fast sections. The notes are supposed to give a consistent judgement for all corners on all stages. Additional information is given to the same extent as for manual systems.

Click picture to enlarge a view of the definition of corners

The following abbreviations are used: The base for the system is a definition for the different corners.

A corner is basically described by its grade and direction.
The grad of a corner is described by the angle of the steering wheel (= radius for the corner).
Grade is given before direction.
All grades of corners are given before direction.

A "+" after the corner means a slightly FASTER corner. A "-" after the corner means a slightly SLOWER corner.
InformationNote descriptive
Note figure based
Note descriptive
Note figure based
Flat (fastest corner)FV6VFH6H
Svak plussSV+5V+SH+5H+
Svak minusSV-5V-SH-5H-
Medium plussMV+4V+MH+4H+
Medium MV4VMH4H
Medium minusMV-4V-MH-4H-
Kå(Krapp) plussKV+3V+KH+3H+
Kå(Krapp) minusKV-3V-KH-3H-
Tverr pluss TV+2V+TH+2H+
Tverr TV2VTH2H
Tverr minus TV-2V-TH-2H-
Vinkel ViV1VViH1H
Vinkel minus ViV-1V-ViH-1H-
Tverr Hårnål(slowest corner)THnVTHnVTHnHTHnH

Duration of corner

Information for duration is given after corner except for "kort", which is given before corner.
Length in meters is less than a normal corner of indicated grade but at least same angle. Note! this may be slower than the normal corner of same grade!kort
Normal duration
More duration than normal½Lg
More duration than ½LgLg
Very long durationXLg

Linked corners

Information for linking of corners is given after corner. Note that linked corners will give a longer combined corner than the normal basic corner.
"Tightens" or "Closes". A complete corner of the given grade is linked into a slower corner with the same direction. The slower grade could be indicated if there is a big difference in the grades as FV>M, which means the FV continues and is followed by MV. >
"Opens". As above but indicating a faster grade at the exit. <


Straights are measured to/from entrance/exit of corner, middle of crest, bridge, etc.
Distance in meters between objects. Distance from start of stage is given at start of every line. Distance to end of stage is given at end of every line. 100/Kr (100/vdl) means distance 100 measured from previous note over crest (or junction) to next note(10), 20, 30, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 180, 200, 250, 300, 350
You have an overview over a straight with undefined cornerskinks

Cautions - warnings

Wake up. No sign.!
Caution. Sign with "!" along the road!!


Small crestli^
Small crest with "kick"sprett


"Over". Usually associated with Crest, which begins before end of a corner so the crest may cause bad grip through the corner. May also be used with a bridge, corner or other objects (e.g. /][).Long crests or corners may be defined over distances (e.g. Cr/100 L6/350) where they are hard to define in terms of where they start and end or if the extension is extreme./


Junction. Distance from start to junction is given under notevdl
An opening in the forest (logging area, fire break, path...)åpning
Keep inside of corner, but on the road (håll in)h.i.
Keep outside of corner, but on the road (håll ut)h.u.
Keep left on the road (håll venstre)h.v.
Keep middle on the road (håll mitt)h.m.
Keep right on the road (håll höyre)h.h.
Stone inside (stein inner)s.i.
Stone outside (stein ytter)s.y.

Tricky combinations may be underlined to indicate that parts belong to the same combination.
Information within () is secondary information (often landmarks) and will be read to the driver only if necessary.
A sequence of notes could look like:

kms from startNoteskms to finish
1,293KH+ 120 ! ^ FV>


1,767MH/^ TV-lg i vdl 50


2,113][ 40 SH s.i.


Or in the mixed figure based system:

kms from startNoteskms to finish
1,2933H+ 120 ! ^ 6V>


1,7674H/^ 2V-lg i vdl 50


2,113][ 40 5H s.i.


Last updated: Jan 19st 2003