Month: January 2024

Subscribe to the NSW Rally CalendarSubscribe to the NSW Rally Calendar

You can subscribe to the NSW Rally Calendar on your smartphone and keep up to date with any possible changes. From your smartphone or tablet, click on the “EVENTS” menu item above. On the next page, click on “View Calendar” at the bottom left. On the next page, scroll down to the bottom of the events listed then click on “Subscribe to calendar” and select the type of calendar to suit your phone. For example, iCalendar for an iPhone. Any changes on the website will then reflect in your phone calendar.

2024 NSW Rally Competition Conditions Now Uploaded2024 NSW Rally Competition Conditions Now Uploaded

The 2024 NSW Rally Competition Conditions are now available for download under the “Competitors” menu and “Organisers” menu as appropriate. The key changes from 2023 are :

  • Added Production Cup Series to the NSW Rally Championship.
  • Introduction of 0-1600cc Pocket Rocket Class to the Clubman Rally Series.
  • Added a pointscore allocation for the Pocket Rocket Class in the Clubman Rally Series
  • Renaming of the Hyundai Rally Series (HRS) to the Hyundai/Kia Rally Series (HKRS).
  • Removal of the “Hyundai Open” Category.
  • Expansion of eligible vehicles for Hyundai/Kia Rally Series.
  • Rewriting the “Group 3C PRC Regulations – Attachment A – Excel Rally Cars” as an Addendum to these Competition Conditions to cover the requirements of the Hyundai/Kia Rally Series.
  • Change all references of “National Rally Standing Regulations” to “Rally Standing Regulations”.
  • Handling of the award of Series Points for a shortened heat.
  • Referred “18.10.3 Positive & Passive Vehicle Tracking” to the 2024 Rally Standing Regulations – Special Stage Rallies” for specific detail.

Our Grass Roots Rally Series Now the Hyundai/Kia Rally SeriesOur Grass Roots Rally Series Now the Hyundai/Kia Rally Series

As the Hyundai Excel X3 model is becoming more scarce and more expensive to buy, we have expanded eligibility to include a far wider range of Hyundai and Kia FWD models up to 1600cc. Still heavily restricted in what modifications can be carried out, it should create a more exciting Series where the cars are expected to retain a high degree of performance parity. Additionally, if you want to start modifying your Hyundai/Kia Series car beyond what is allowed, then we have added the Pocket Rocket Class to the Clubman Rally Series and then you are able to do modifications up to what is allowed in the Production Rally Car Regulations. If your driver seeding no longer makes you eligible for Clubman, there is also a Pocket Rocket Class in the NSW Rally Championship. Therefore, you can start rallying economically in a Hyundai/Kia Series car and progress all the way to the NSW Rally Championship, all in the same car. Further, there are no seeding restrictions in the Hyundai/Kia Rally Series so if you are a past competitor, no longer have the sort of budget required to run a Mitsubishi Evo, Subaru WRX, etc but really want to get out there again, this is also for you. Link to the following page for more details.