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Australian Tarmac Rally is moving ahead ready for its biggest year of competition in 2023, with events set in stone and competitors lining up for entries.

Opening proceedings in the series is the Mt Baw Baw Sprint, which is often earmarked as the ‘ultimate challenge’.

Traversing up the mountain utilising the road from Icy Creek to the top of Baw Baw, the competitive distance is split into 17 individual stages. The full 28.7 kilometres of road is split into sections throughout the event, before its entirety is run as a single stage to conclude the rally.

For the rest of the season, competitors will head to Lake Mountain in May, followed by the Snowy River Sprint and the Great Tarmac Rally in the springtime.

“2023 is shaping up to be a great year for ATR – it’s the first time under our ownership that we have four events on our calendar,” director, Brittany Smith, said.

“2022 was the rebuild and rebirth year we needed to set up a bright future for Australian Tarmac Rally. We have recently signed multi-year deals for our events – seeing them locked in until 2025.”

It’s that commitment from the events that the AASA-run championship is grateful for, with planning now in place to improve things for all parties. “We feel it’s important to keep our customers up to date and give them a chance to plan their year of rallying ahead of time, along with having confidence in not only our events, but our brand.

“Pam and I like to look at things differently in the motorsport world, we don’t mind being open to our customers, along with asking and listening to their feedback – I think that’s what our point of difference is,” Smith added.

Article courtesy of Rally Sport Magazine.


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