Participation is limited to sixteen teams and registration is done on a first come, first serve basis. The event will include both training and assessment sessions. During the assessment, the participants are organised in Club teams and receive points based on performance. The teams are expected to identify the cause of breakdown on various vehicles and to repair them.
Criteria for evaluation: Method of procedure, trade knowledge, knowledge of mechanical parts, use and application of aid devices, stress resistance, customer relation, and success of assistance.
Number of participants: One team per Club with 2 team members, none of which have participated in the Road Patrol Contest 2014.
Instructors: The Automobile Association (AA) and Koninklijke Nederlandse Toeristenbond (ANWB)
Languages: The instructors speak English and therefore basic knowledge of this language is an asset. Translation into other languages will be provided for the highest requested languages and depending on possibilities on the spot. The teams not speaking English are encouraged to be accompanied by an interpreter.
Cars/Material: Participants are also encouraged to come with their own fully equipped road patrol cars and to bring a universal key as well as diagnostic devices. Teams can use their own equipment during the contest. HAK and the AA will provide equipment for teams that decide not bring their own road patrol cars.
Prize: The winners of the contest who are part of both FIA Region I and ARC Europe Group will receive the patrol of year 2015 award. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
Airport transfer: HAK will ensure the transfer from the airport to the hotel for the participants arriving by plane. Important: Please make sure to provide your exact arrival and departure details on the registration form, so that HAK could arrange the transfers. For those arriving by car, HAK can provide an itinerary.
The participation fee for the training is €150 per team (2 road patrols and one translator, should the team require one). Any additional Club staff wishing to take part will pay a discounted registration fee of €100.
Training and contest: patrol uniforms (the training and contest will be in- and outdoors).
Social program: casual and rain jacket/coat.