An update on the 2020 Motorsport Australia RallyWA Calendar
Today the WA Government announced there are no COVID-19 cases in hospital and there are only 3 cases in WA. In addition as of yesterday the restrictions on “non work gatherings” are lifted to 20 people with indications that a further lifting will occur in mid June.
At the moment it is not practical to run any event and maintain a 20 person limit however with further easing in June we are hopeful we will get back to running events again. With that in mind we are progressing with planning our events.
We are finding Local Governments are cautious about giving approval but we are confident if the cases are very low or better still on Zero the limitations will be lifted.
If you haven’t read the Motorsport Australia “Return to Race” then please make sure you do before attending any event as a Competitor or Official – https://www.motorsport.org.au/covid-19
18 July – Truckwholesale WA Bakers Hill Sprint
- The event has a new layout from the original plan, with the Service Park being moved to allow for easier access and the competitive distance being increased to around 50km’s.
- A new Road Book will be started as from Monday with regional access being allowed
- If you entered for 28 March, your Entry will stay unless you tell us to withdraw it. Paying the Entry Fee will confirm your Entry
- If you didn’t Enter for 28 March and now wish to, please go to http://rallywa.com/event/bakershill/
- Event Program will be the same or similar as in the Supplementary Regulations. Further Regs will be issued once the updated Itinerary is confirmed.
- Reconnaissance will be available the Sunday before, 12 July
- Spectators will not be permitted
- Service Crews will be restricted to two people with allowances for people from the same household
12-13 September – Make Smoking History Forest Rally (Experts Cup)
- The Forest Rally will NOT be a Round of the Australian Rally Championship
- John Gibbons has had to stand down as Clerk of Course, Ross Tapper will now be the CoC.
- Our plans for the event will be as follows with the approval process only just started
- Reconnaissance on Saturday 12th or maybe the weekend before
- At the Perth Motorplex on Saturday afternoon we are looking at running the below, initial discussions are favourable but permission is yet to be formally granted:
- An Introduction to Rallying event, cars will not require a cage or full harness and crew will not require a FHR or Driving Suit. The Stage will be a combination of Gravel and Tarmac.
- A Car Club Challenge, with a mixture of driving skills in each team with the intent of skilled drivers teaching the younger drivers. This is not for Forest Rally Competitors
- A Motorkhana, either a State Championship or Demonstration
- A Drifting Demonstration
- A RaceKraft Simulations contest
- A Rally E:Series to run into the lead up with the Grand Final at the event
- Other events
- The Make Smoking History Forest Rally will start at the Motorplex at around 6.30pm on Saturday evening with 3 runs of a 5km course with a mixture of tarmac and gravel
- On Sunday the event will restart at the Motorplex
- We are seeking Permission from DBCA and FPC to run Stages at
- Harvey Weir
- Brunswick Plantation
- Northern end of Wellington Dam
- Plus the normal Experts Cup Stages with a twist.
- Finish in Collie
- Healthway have agreed to support the Forest Rally with the same sponsorship that they would provide if it were still an ARC event which makes it possible to run an event of this size. We will build a promotional campaign around the event.
3 October – Karri Rally
- Was scheduled for 9 August but DBCA asked for it not to be run at that time of the year due to the low lying wet areas
- Will be based in Manjimup
7 November – Safari Rally
- To be run out of Jarrahdale, very similar to the Darling 200
- There will be no Pacenoting
We look forward to seeing you out in the forest very soon.