Following a number of enquiries from Cross County Car competitors, Classic Outback Trial organisers have decided to accept recreational and light commercial vehicles into the event.
They will be eligible to run (and win) in the Modern category, which will start with a time gap after the Classic category.
Due to the non-conduct of the Australasian Safari some competitors with Cross Country Cars are seeking the opportunity to participate in a long distance event such as the COT, which will cover approximately 2,500km over 30 special stages in six days.
“After examining the circumstances, we have decided to accept a limited number of these vehicles on an invitation basis”, said COT promoter Philip Bernadou.
“The vehicles must conform to Cross Country Car regulations of CAMS Groups A0, A1, A2, A3 and A5, or FIA T1, T2 and T3 vehicles. Restrictors must be fitted where applicable. We advise that Side by Side, Extreme Off Road Vehicles, Off Road Buggies and Quads will not be eligible for the event”.
“We emphasise that each application for an invitation will be treated individually. Selection preference will be given in order of receipt of applications”, he added.