What is a Rally Sprint? Get into rally without the extras.

What is a Rally Sprint? In a nutshell, a rally sprint is a mini rally without the extras. A leaner, meaner, version that has been on the treadmill and shed a few kilos. Generally a rally sprint will be comprised of one or two stages of limited distance, say 4 – 10km. There are usually…

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World Rally Championship 2017 – Take a closer look

The 2017 WRC Get to know the WRC. The new rules, cars who is competing and the calendar. What is it? The 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC) marks the 45th running of the series. Governed by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), it is the pinnacle of international rally. Teams comprised of; drivers, co-drivers and service crews race…

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The cycle of rally – Group B to WRC and back again

The cycle of world rallying is set to continue as this year draws to a close. As we plan for 2017, let’s take a look back at the last three decades and see why. Winding the clock back Group B By the mid 80’s the WRC’s premier category was Group B. The loose rules allowed…

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How to become a Rally Driver Part 7 – How to build a rally car

How to build a rally car Over the years I’ve heard plenty of reasons why buying a used rally car is a great idea. Certainly it can save a lot of time if you pick the right one. If you get it wrong, you could end up needing to fully rebuild it. Sometimes the best…

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2016 Darling 200 Rally – Causing an upset in the Clubman Cup!

The final rally of 2016 was the decider of the Clubman Cup series and an all two wheel drive affair.  Known for its slippery surface and narrow roads, the Darling 200 was based in Jarrahdale to the southeast of Perth. Last year the rally had seen temperatures of 39°, this year the weather dawned cool…

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2016 Carringtons Safari Rally deciding the state championship

Weather and format In stark contrast to 2015 when the weather was hot and dry, this year’s Carrington’s Safari Rally started out with rain and strong winds. Using similar roads to last year, the event comprised of three forest stages and a short spectator stage totalling 59km. The service park and HQ were based in…

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Mud & Muddier – 2016 Kirup Stages Rally

Kirup Stages rally 2016 In the last couple of years the Lewana Stages rally has been extremely wet and muddy. The conditions  presented a decent challenge for competitors, organisers and officials. For this year’s championship the Ascot Motor Club opted to change the date to September. In the process they also renamed the rally to…

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Ten types of Motorsport and what you need to compete

I want to go Racing, Help! The details below are general only. Individual organisers can impose extra conditions to those listed below. CAMS may also change entry requirements and standards. Supplementary regulations are issued for each event with entry forms and contain details of when, where, how much and any extra conditions. If in doubt,…

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Racing in the dark – Twilight Khanacross

In late August we ran the last of our khanacrosses for the year, this time a twilight event. Originally with a field of 20 drivers, two did not start. One driver had mechanical troubles and another had to bow out due to illness. Wet Racing & Mud The winter rains had limited the choices of…

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RallyVent 2016 – A weekend of camping & racing for Venturers

In early August we ran the second of our Venturer Motorsport events for the year. RallyVent attracted 40 drivers from nine different Venturer Units from Perth and the southwest. Some teams were returning whilst two new units entered, keen to get in on the fun. As everyone arrived and set up camp on Friday night…

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