TAPED OFFUsually refers to applying racer's tape to the brake duct opening in full-bodied cars.
TARGET TIMEThe time allocated for a rally car to complete a road section or special stage. A car that takes longer may suffer added time penalties.
TEAR-OFFSTransparent plastic strips applied to helmet visors. As these strips accumulate debris, a driver can tear a dirty strip off for a clear view. Drivers in open cars go through about five tear-offs a race.
TECHShort for tech (or technical) inspection. Each car is submitted to tech inspection so sanctioning body officials can confirm all chassis and engine parts meet series' guidelines. A "teched" car has passed inspections.