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Rally Recall: Possum shines in the nation’s capital

Classic stages like Pipeline, Mineshaft, Lee’s Creek and Molonglo Ridge greeted the record 65 entries at the Rally of Canberra in 2000, making for an event with stories galore! There was even $50,000 up for grabs…

The Australian round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship continued its steady growth on the first weekend in May when 64 entrants from around the world made their way to Canberra to do battle on the smooth, sometimes rocky, twisting roads around the nation's capital.

The field included internationals from Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Caledonia. With the success of the first Asia Pacific- graded round in 1999, the 2000 version was expected to provide similar action.

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Peter Whitten

Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media. In 2020 he received a Motorsport Australia 'Media Service Award'.
Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media. In 2020 he received a Motorsport Australia 'Media Service Award'.