Abbreviations for pacenotes
New Zealand national system for stage notes



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New Zealand has set a national standard for official stage notes. All official notes are produced by Jemba Safety Notes System. The main part of the competitors use a figure based system, but a descriptive system is available as well.

The following abbreviations are used:

Grade of corner (describes mainly the angle of the steering wheel or radius of the corner) and direction

InformationNote descriptive
left
Note figure based
left
Note descriptive
right
Note figure based
right
Absolute (fastest corner)AL8LAR8R
Easy +EL+7L+ER+7R+
EasyEL7LER7R
Easy -EL-7L-ER-7R-
Flat +FL+6L+FR+6R+
FlatFL6LFR6R
Flat -FL-6L-FR-6R-
Medium +ML+5L+MR+5R+
MediumML5LMR5R
Medium -ML-5L-MR-5R-
Kay +KL+4L+KR+4R+
KayKL4LKR4R
Kay -KL-4L-KR-4R-
SquareSqL3LSqR3R
HairpinHpL2LHpR2R
Tight hairpin (slowest corner)THpL1LTHpR1R

All grades of corners are given before direction.

Straights

InformationNote
up to 10 minto
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.10, 20, 30, 50, 70, 100
You have an overview over a straight with undefined cornersKinks


Cautions - warnings

InformationNote
Wake up!
Easy caution!!
Caution/Danger!!!


Crest/brow

InformationNote
Small crest/brow. You usually see the road after itsmCr
Crest/brow. You usually donít see the road after itCr
Jump, car may leave the gorundJmp


Linked corners

InformationNote
Corner closes one grade or to grade as indicated>
Corner is immediately followed by a faster corner<


Over

InformationNote
Over. Crest begins before end of corner so the crest will cause bad grip in the corner i. e. 4L/smCr (4 left over small crest)/


Duration of corner

InformationNote
Duration is less than a normal corner of indicated grade but same angleshort
Normal duration
More duration than normallg
Very long durationVlg

Information for duration is given after corner.

Miscellaneous

InformationNote
Bridge or cattle grid][
Stone or other obstacle inside corners.i.
Junction which you passJct
Junction where you turn. Distance from start to junction is given under notein jct


Tricky combinations may be underlined to indicate that parts belong to the same combination.
A sequence of notes could look like:

kms from startNoteskms to finish
1,2936R+ 120 ! Cr 8L>6

6,663

1,7675R/Cr 4L-lg in jct 50

6,317

2,113][ 40 7R s.i.

6,286



Or in the descriptive system:

kms from startNoteskms to finish
1,293FR+ 120 ! Cr AL>F

6,663

1,767MR/Cr KL-lg in jct 50

6,317

2,113][ 40 ER s.i.

6,286






Last updated: July 10th 2000