Canberra revved up as rally gets closer

Subaru Rally Of Canberra Revved Up To Put Its Show On The Road Top rally thrills on the cards for 4-6 May in Canberra The Subaru Rally of Canberra is well loved by the rally fraternity. The event has a great history and a strong tradition of ...

Subaru Rally Of Canberra Revved Up To Put Its Show On The Road
Top rally thrills on the cards for 4-6 May in Canberra

The Subaru Rally of Canberra is well loved by the rally fraternity. The event has a great history and a strong tradition of champions, but tradition is not what brings the fans to Canberra for three days over 4-6 May - It's the thrill they've come to see!

The excitement of throbbing rally cars beating their way through the forest, the thrill of Possum Bourne bursting over the top of the Mineshaft and at the end of the day, the intensity as the cars race around EPIC.

This year, creating and holding that excitement is the number one aim for the organising team of the Subaru Rally of Canberra. Tradition is still important to the event, but it's the excitement, the furious action and a host of stars the fans will experience at this year's rally.

The EPIC Super Stage has become the playground of the event. Drivers have the buzz of racing the clock around a purpose built stage and the fans get the chance to see Possum Bourne, Neal Bates and Cody Crocker in action, up close and personal.

For hard-core fans, it doesn't get any better than Canberra. The city is close, the spectating some of the best in the country and the event is an excuse for three top days with the mates, or the family because Canberra caters to both.

The Silverstone Super Stage is just one part of the event's showcase. The Mineshaft is undoubtedly a spectator favourite and its inclusion continues a stunning tradition that started with the BDA Escorts of yesteryear.

Names like Greg Carr and Ross Dunkerton are as synonymous with the Mineshaft stage as they are with the rally itself. Some fans have been coming to see the rally action from the same stunning spectator point for twenty years.

This year it will be 'the Possum' (Subaru's Possum Bourne) and local lad Neal Bates who'll find the most air over the famed Mineshaft. They'll be followed by a crop of green young drivers who haven't had a chance to 'challenge the mineshaft' before. The Mineshaft always delivers and it will continue to be a must for rally fans this year.

The Subaru Rally of Canberra is the second event of the Australian Rally Championship and the results from the event are vital for manufacturer success. It is also the opening round of the Asia-Pacific Championship and its dual role in both championships means it has to be spot-on from an organisational point of view.

The 2001 event has a new naming sponsor in Subaru and it also has a new-look organising team who plans to build the event so it becomes a must on both calendars. The event also has one of the biggest spectator bases in the country and draws on more than 900 volunteers to make it a great road event for the drivers.

This year is the start of an exciting future for the Subaru Rally of Canberra and will begin a new tradition for the event. It will be a spectacular event for the fans and the rally throng will come away from the event without a doubt that 'the dust really does fly when you're having fun.'

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Series Other rally
Drivers Neal Bates , Cody Crocker