The exciting form of motor sport known as Rallycross was launched at the Broadford Motorcycling complex at Broadford 60 kms north of Melbourne last Thursday May 21.
The launch was supported by the presence of CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca and a number of CAMS and Motorcycling Victoria officials. Mr Arocca welcomed the introduction of Rallycross, saying that the new branch of motor sport would provide opportunities for young enthusiasts to participate at low cost while also giving top rally competitors the chance to race directly with their rivals.
The exciting Broadford motor cycle track has had a gravel section added to provide a course for rallycross where cars race on both gravel and tarmac. Jumps and a water splash will add more spectacle as cars race four at a time over the 1.8 km course.
Top rally competitors drove demonstration laps of the track, and were unanimous in their praise. “Exciting”, “challenging” and “great fun” were among the comments. Around 100 attendees were given laps of the track in 4WD vehicles and a number of interesting rally vehicles were on display in the well appointed Broadford pit garages.
Two categories of vehicle will be accepted for Rallycross.
Type 1 Rallycross cars will be cars currently competing in Autcross, with the exception of open wheel buggy type Class S vehicles. Type 1 cars will race two at a time, and do not require CAMS roll over protection. A CAMS level 2S licence is required.
Type 2 Rallycross cars will be cars holding a current log book for any CAMS rally category, even including the old but popular Group G. Type 2 cars will race four at a time and will require rollover protection, a frontal head restraint (HANS) device and drivers must hold a National Rally licence or equivalent.
Full eligibility details are shown in the CAMS Rallycross Standing Regulations available here.
The first Rallycross meeting at Broadford will be held on July 19 2015.
Entry details will be available here by the end of June.