What attracted me to the Caucasian Challenge? Why would I want to drive non-stop for 17 days in a 1993 Jeep Cherokee with 250,000 km. What won me over was the warning on their website. Here it is!
What do we mean by “minimum assistance rally”?
There are no back-up vehicles, mechanics, rescue teams or any other support vehicles or persons in place to help if something does happen. There are no arrangements on national or local levels that are waiting to assist you in your journey. You are a regular tourist and have to obey all the regular rules. This applies to everything from visas to police officers and medical. There are no arrangements to rescue you if you become stranded, broken down, injured or otherwise harassed during the event. There is a good chance that you may face mechanical, medical, financial or other types of damage or loss by participating in the Caucasian Challenge. The successful rally participant understands this by assuming total personal responsibility. The best ways to avoid any serious mishaps is to