Following a recent surge of new entries for the Classic Outback Trial, only a few places remain in the entry list before a full capacity is reached.
Event Director, Phil Bernadou has confirmed that following the reinstatement by the Federal and State Governments of sporting events, after the long Covid-19 induced lockdowns and travel restrictions experienced in most states, that there we only nine spaces left in the Special Stage event and seven spaces in the regularity event.
Updated Supplementary Regulations for both the COT Rally and COT Regularity competitions are now available.
Classic Outback Trial Supplementary Regulations V8.2 for the Rally competition are on the Rally Docs and Forms page.
Classic Outback Trial Regularity Supplementary Regulations V6.2 for the Regularity competition are on the Regularity Docs and Forms page.
These updated Supplementary Regulations have been approved by Motorsport Australia and replace previous documents. They have been rewritten from the original document issued in 2019 and subsequent updates, and should be re-read.
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Following an extended illness by long time Classic Outback Trial Clerk of Course Tom Snooks, it was announced today that Event Director Phil Bernadou will step up to fulfil the event’s senior role during the 7 day Special Stage Rally to be held around the Central West Region of New South Wales between 27 March and 2 April 2022.
“Tom’s shoes are rather large and it will be a team effort from all of our key officials to fill the voids – but the good news is that Tom will still be at the end of a zoom screen or a telephone if we get into unknown territory” said Phil Bernadou.
“We are fortunate to have a very experienced and competent team of Key Officials on hand for the Classic Outback Trial, including former Australian Rally Champion, David Officer and Alpine Rally Deputy Clerk of Course, Steve Hollowood, who will be managing on-ground key components of the Special Stage and Regularity events respectively. We are in good hands!”
The Classic Outback Trial will be held over seven days, starting in Parkes in New South Wales on Sunday, 27 March, 2022 before moving through Orange to end in Bathurst on Saturday, 2 April
With the Australian vaccination rates approaching required levels, State and National Governments are talking about ways to open our border to vaccinated international travellers without the need for quarantine.
Although time frames aren’t year clear yet, there is a push to have borders open to Australian nationals and residents well before Christmas.
COT Competitor Bulletin 4, for the COT Classic, COT Allcomers and COT Regularity competitions, has been released.
It is available on both the Rally Documents and Forms and Regularity Documents and Forms pages.
Bulletin 4 has been approved by Motorsport Australia and incorporates Further Regulations. The bulletin covers:
- REGULARITY SR 107 and COT SR 109 – POSTPONEMENT /CANCELLATION OF EVENT
- ARTICLES 203.6 and 204.5 – REFUNDS
COT Event Director, Phil Bernadou, has announced the dates for the rescheduled Classic Outback Trial: 27 March to 2 April 2022.
If you have accommodation bookings for the August dates, please contact your accommodation providers and advise them of the new dates that you need.
Event Director, Philip Bernadou, today announced the new date for the rescheduled Classic Outback Trial: 27 March to 2 April, 2022.
He said that the event program will be exactly as planned, but rescheduled to start on Sunday March 27, 2022.
Originally calendared for August 2020, the event was postponed to November 2020, March 2021, August 2021, and now to March 2022.
“We envisage that by March/April 2022 the vaccination rate will be high enough to allow state and international borders to reopen,” Phil Bernadou, said.
The Classic Outback Trial has yet again been challenged by COVID-19 outbreaks around Australia and border and travel restrictions.
COT Event Director Phil Bernadou today announced that due to the restrictions the COT will be postponed again. He said that organisers are looking at options in Q1, 2022.
Updated Supplementary Regulations for both the COT Rally and COT Regularity competitions have been released.
Classic Outback Trial Supplementary Regulations V7 for the Rally competition are available on the Rally Docs and Forms page.
Classic Outback Trial Regularity Supplementary Regulations V5 are available on the Regularity Docs and Forms page.
These updated Supplementary Regulations have been approved by Motorsport Australia approval and replace previous documents. They have been rewritten from the original document issued in 2019 and should be re-read.
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