A Step Into The Unknown For ARC Regulars
This weekend's Tasmanian Tarmac Challenge will be a step into the unknown for many of the Australian Rally Championship regulars, many of who will contest a tarmac rally for the first time. Never before has the ARC included a tarmac rally as a full round of the championship, which means teams have been busily preparing their cars for the challenge of a new surface.
Mazda Considers 2009 ARC Campaign
Mazda will use this weekend's Tasmanian Tarmac Challenge to help the company decide whether or not to enter the full 2009 Australian Rally Championship season. Victorian brother and sister rally combo Brendan Reeves and Rhianon Smyth will pilot a 190kW turbocharged Mazda3 MPS in the event's Showroom category.
Australian Rally Championship Adopts 2WD And Eco Initiative
From 2009 the Australian Rally Championship will include a separate 2WD Championship alongside the existing Elite Championship following approval from the Board of the CAMS. For a number of years the ARC has primarily focused on four-wheel-drive cars. The decision to expand the Championship comes after manufacturers who do not have eligible 4WD rally cars expressed an interest in entering the ARC. More >>