The 2018 edition of the CAMS Australian Rally Championship (ARC) is set to be one of the biggest yet, with crews to benefit from significant cost savings.
Ahead of the impending release of the 2018 ARC Sporting and Technical Regulations, CAMS has removed the ARC registration fee, which will save entrants $1,500.
In further good news, CAMS has worked with ARC event organisers to reduce event entry fees by $200 per round – meaning competitors stand to save $2,700 over the course of the six round Championship in fees.
Competitors will also continue to reap the benefits of MRF’s tyre durability, which last year saved competitors even more with a longer lasting set of tyres reducing overall costs.
This year’s CAMS Australian Rally Championship will produce plenty of competitive action across six rounds, including a brand new round in Tasmania.
CAMS General Manager of Motor Sport Michael Smith said the focus on reducing costs for competitors is an ongoing commitment.
“We want a thriving Australian Rally Championship and we have been working hard for a number of years to keep the costs of running in the ARC down,” Smith said.
“Last year, we cut the ARC registration fee in half thanks to MRF Tyres and the result was more entries in the championship.
“With competitors entering the full ARC in 2018 looking at a cost saving of $2,700, we hope to see competitor numbers in the championship grow even further.”
Smith said crews competing in the ARC in 2017 had also experienced savings in other areas.
“Feedback from those that contested the 2017 ARC is that they are getting more kilometres out of their MRF Tyres so there are further cost savings there, and we know that every little bit helps,” Smith added.
CAMS will release the 2018 ARC Sporting and Technical Regulations in the coming days.
Round one of the CAMS Australian Rally Championship kicks off with the Eureka Rally in Ballarat, Victoria, on 3-4 March.