These were specified in the VRC Standing Regulations, which were substantially the same as the previous year.
The VRC was made up exclusively of Special Stage events with competitive distances between 50 and 200 km.
Eligible vehicles were PRC, Group N, Group N(P), S2000, Historic Rally Cars and Classic Rally Cars. Club Rally Cars, FIA S1600, ARC G2 and Group R5 were not eligible for VRC points, except CLB class points.
Awards were made for outright champions, 2WD, Clubman and Novice. There were also car class awards as follows: PRC up to 1400cc, PRC 1401-1600cc, PRC 1601-2000cc, PRC 2WD over 2000cc, PRC 4WD over 2000cc (split into two classes, essentially pre and post 1998, pre excluding any vehicles with fully active differentials, post including S2000) , Group N under 1400cc, Group N 1401-1600cc, Group N 1601-2000cc, Group N over 2000cc, Historic Rally Cars, Classic Rally Cars and Club Rally Cars,
All awards were allocated 30-25-21-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for first to fifteenth. Crew registration was automatic for the first half of the season, but crews members could elect not to register for VRC points. With twelve rounds, the worst two results were dropped. All awards required competitors to complete in at least 50% of the events.