Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to Rally: Rally racing


1. Tennis Squash Badminton an exchange of several shots before one player wins the point
2. Motor sport a type of motoring competition over public and closed roads



(Russian manifestatsiia), a massive public gathering to express solidarity or a protest.



(1) A competitive automobile run measuring the precision with which participants travel along a given course according to an assigned schedule. Additional speed competitions in a rally include races on highways, tracks, and sections of mountain road, and competitions in executing prescribed figures. In one-day rallies there are single-driver entries, whereas in rallies lasting several days there are teams of two or three drivers. A rally is generally between 1,000 and 2,000 km in distance, with 20 to 40 additional events. In two- or three-day rallies, the automobiles run 24 hours a day. Pit stops, with strict rules for entering, exiting, and servicing cars, may be organized before the start, during rest breaks, and after the finish. For the most part, assembly-line passenger automobiles with certain design changes are used.

The first modern rally was held in 1894, from Paris to Rouen and back. The most important international competition, the Monte Carlo Rally, has been held since 1911. Since the 1940’s rallies have become popular in many European countries, including Great Britain, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Italy, the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, and Poland. Competitions to decide the individual rally champion of Europe have been held since 1953, and competitions for the world championship were begun in 1972. Teams of professionals representing the major automobile companies take part in the most important international rallies. In the USSR, the first all-Union rallies were held in 1957, and the country’s first championship was decided in 1958. Since the late 1950’s, Soviet drivers have participated in international rallies; in the team rallies known as the Tour d’Europe they won the gold and silver cups in 1971 and 1974.

(2) Motorcycle rallies are meets in which teams proceed from various starting points and come together at an assigned point on a determined day. The teams themselves determine the starting time and place, and there are no rules governing movement along the route.

The International Motorcycle Federation (FIM) has held an international rally every year since 1936; since the FIM does not recommend that national federations apply the term “rally” to national meets, the meets are called star races in the USSR. Between 1963 and 1973, Soviet motorcyclists won first prize at the rally eight times. First prize is awarded to the national team that scores the highest number of points, which are determined by the number of participants and the number of kilometers covered. Since 1970 the Iu. A. Gagarin Cup, established in the Central Automobile and Motorcycle Club of the USSR, has been awarded at the rally.


References in periodicals archive ?
Safari Rally deserves to be on the WRC but Kenya must deliver and if they can't then it won't get the status back," warned Todt who, however, noted that Kenya has shown strong commitment to have the WRC status following the direct involvement of President Uhuru Kenyatta, whom he met in 2015 and, again, yesterday at State House, Nairobi.
Driver In 2017 Matt, and navigator Darren Garrod, competed in the Swift Rally Team Ford Fiesta in the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship for the first time, and gained an amazing third place overall.
The petitioners had assailed step of launching the rally by the respondent parties on January 17 in the background of Model Town incident.
Counsel for petitioner, AK Dogar assailed step of launching the rally by the respondent parties in the background of Model Town incident despite the fact that the case was pending in Anti-terrorism court.
However, the administration did not permit them to go to China Chowk, officials said, and also told organisers that they had not sought permission for the rally from the administration, making the rally an unlawful activity.
Commenting on representatives of Congress taking part in the rally, Tyagi said, "More than half a dozen of their representatives are neither members of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha, nor are they the members of the Legislative Assembly.
The ERC committee have stated that they are very pleased with the rally course and they are in constant contact with the rally organisers.
After hanging up his co-driving helmet, Gallagher went on to work with the FIA Rally Safety Group and in 1996 was appointed clerk of the course on Rally GB - a position he has held to this day.
Al Qassimi is participating in five rounds of the World Rally Championship this year with CitroEa[beaucoup moins que]n Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team: Rally Argentina (April 23 to 26), Rally Portugal (May 21 to 24), Rally Sardegna (June 11 to 14) Rally Finland (July 30-August 2), and Rally of Spain (October 22 to 25).
Shehri action' committee took out rally in Mirpur to express solidarity with armed forces.
TEAM HRC will participate in 2013 Morocco Rally starting October 13 with the CRF450 RALLY, using the same combination of five riders and five machines for the 2014 Dakar Rally.
And a new dedicated Rally Village will also give members of the public the chance to check out the rally cars, including the ones competing in the 2013 World Rally Championship.