WHAT ISTHE ‘BOGEY’?
No stage in loose-surface rallying can be completed at a speed of more than 70mph on national rallies, as per the MSA Blue Book. If a driver completes the stage quicker than that time, he is given a notional average time for that stage.
It is generally accepted that it is up to the organisers to create a route that doesn’t exceed 70mph for safety reasons, and that can be achieved by using more corners or employing chicanes to slow speeds. The bogey has been a long standing part of the MSA Blue Book.
For more on the bogey see articles 26.5 and 28.2 in the MSA Blue Book.