CAMS announces significant format changes for 2019 ARC
CAMS has announced a series of format changes for the 2019 Australian Rally Championship, including one-day rounds.
While the calendar has been revised slightly, a significant revamp of rally weekends has taken place.
The season-opening Make Smoking History Forest Rally will feature new stages, a to-be-announced change to the Busselton Super Special Stage, and a new service park.
The Netier National Capital Rally is now a one-day event, with reconnaissance on the Friday and competition on the Saturday.
Subaru Rally Tasmania’s second year on the calendar will see tweaks to the Inveresk Super Special Stage, while what is now known as the ‘Eureka Rush’ will see the bulk of proceedings occur on the Sunday, after a Super Special Stage on the Saturday night.
The championship returns to The Bend for a Super Special Stage as part of Round 5, the BOTT Adelaide Hills Rally, which will also feature a new regularity category.
According to CAMS, the finale at Kennards Hire Rally Australia on the Coffs Coast is expected to run with a similar format to previous years.
Round 1 takes place in Western Australia on April 5-7.