Farewell Mt Buller Sprint – popular hillclimb cancelled
- 15th October 2010, 11:18am
Australia’s premier hillclimb rally, the annual Mt Buller Sprint, has come to an end after six successful consecutive years.
The inaugural Targa High Country event run by Octagon, scheduled to run one month prior to the annual Sprint, has seen a sharp drop in competitor entries. With both rallies utilising the same piece of road in such close proximity, and the newly-established championship run by the same outfit, Mt Buller Sprint organisers Mountain Motorsports simply could not take the risk of running the event with the current numbers.
Mountain Motorsports wishes the Targa High Country event and its competitors all the best, and thanks the continued support of Pacific Hire and RDA Brakes, Racesolutions Motorsport, the volunteers and officials, and the hundreds of competitors who have made the past six years possible.
From the ashes of the Mt Buller Sprint will rise a brand new event, free of any conflicts of calendar and location in 2011.
The proposed Mt Baw Baw Sprint, now delayed until late April 2011, will preclude an exciting new rally in the Victorian alpine region.
The event, in the early stages of development, will invite both Classic cars (pre-1982) and Modern cars (1982 onwards) to taste over 200 competitive kilometres of challenging mountain roads, linked by short liaisons and a wicked social scene, both by day and by night.
More details will be released towards the end of 2010. But for now, the organisers of the Mt Buller Sprint will say farewell… And see you again very soon.
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