Support from the South Australian Government will see the Australian Rally Championship go from strength to strength in 2001. The Adelaide Rally in South Australia will be a welcome return to a nationwide series of events that starts in March and ends in November.

In announcing the new calendar, Peter Hansen, CEO of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd. (CAMS), said, "CAMS and ARCom, the Australian Rally Commission, were approached by the South Australian Government with a proposal that was too good to refuse from a promotional aspect. The event in South Australia will set new standards for rounds of the Australian Rally Championship, with excellent driver facilities and spectator areas accessible to a degree never seen before.

The ARC Super Series for drivers comprises five rallies, whereas the ARC Manufacturers' Championship includes the two international events: Asia Pacific Championship Rally of Canberra and the World Rally Championship Telstra Rally Australia.