Y-JUNCTION WITH A ROAD AHEAD OF RALLY ROUTE
As well as considering the requirements of the other type of bends, a Y-junction, where the rally route goes left or right at the junction is a regular feature of special special stages and a natural attraction for spectators.
The non-competitive road off to the left of the right of rally route needs to be a prohibited area for EVERYONE and the area should be made sterile for 100m.
If spectators are to be permitted to stand on the inside of the junction, close to the apex, the following must be considered:
Can the inside of the corner be ‘cut’ by the rally car?
Could a car lose control under braking for the junction and end up on the inside of the corner?
Is there natural banking, protection on the inside area of the approach?