ARC regulations now available
- 22nd January 2009, 3:59pm
This year will see exciting changes to Australian rallying with the introduction of a Two Wheel Drive Championship, together with new categories for Showroom Cars and the Eco Rally Challenge for cars with low emission smaller engines and diesels.
As well as being eligible for their own categories these competitors will also be included for outright ARC Super Series points.
The Elite (outright level) of the Super Series will run in a similar manner to previous years with a Shell WR control fuel, though with a revised maximum of number of sixteen tyres. This category will remain the home of the outright Australian Rally Champion Driver and Co Driver titles.
The introduction of the Two Wheel Drive Championship will see 2WD cars elevated to a Championship status of their own. This will include those in the Elite category plus those in the Premier League, all incorporated under the 2WD banner.
In a significant move taking on board feedback from competitors, the Premier League will now encompass the Privateersâ€™ Cup which will increase the incentive for participation in this part of the championship.
In order to keep costs down competitors running in the Premier League, which includes the Showroom Category and Eco Rally Challenge, will be restricted to a maximum of ten tyres per event, and cars are required to run on pump fuel.
These initiatives are spelled out in the 2009 Australian Rally Championship Sporting Regulations which are available by clicking here.
The registration fee is $310 for Elite drivers and a reduced fee of $190 for the Premier League competitors.
With a focus on providing additional value, becoming a registered driver in 2009 will give drivers and their teams the ability to use alternate signage layouts on their vehicles, maximizing the commercial space available for personal sponsors.
They will also receive two guest passes that allow free access to spectator areas and service parks at each of the six rounds of the Championship; and have the ability to permanently register their service crew for the series, removing the need to have them sign forms before each event.
Registration forms must be lodged with the Rally Department (CAMS National office) preferably no later than the closing date for entries for a particular round in order to be valid for that round, however drivers are encouraged to get their registrations in as soon as possible.
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