What you will be presented with…
For a start, it’s a blind rally – no pace notes are permitted.
There will be between 90 to 150 kilometres of competitive Special Stages each day – some a bit more, some a bit less. There is planned to be 5 Special Stages per day. Cars will start each day at two minute intervals. Each day there will be a lunch break and two service breaks, each of 15 minutes duration.
The Classic Outback Trial is traditionally a “camaraderie positive” experience for every participant and 2021 will be no different.
The event will kick off for most of the teams with crew and vehicle documentation, service crew registration and vehicle scrutiny on Friday 20th and Saturday morning of 21st August.
Participants are encouraged to mingle with each other – at a “COVID-Safe” distance, of course – as often as possible throughout the preliminaries and the event itself. Organisers are providing plenty of opportunities to do just that.
With the necessary restrictions placed on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers have carefully reviewed current and possible future laws of social restrictions and will always act in the best interests of the event and the community, on the advice of Motorsport Australia, whilst of course always staying within the governments guidelines at the time.
While restrictions are not as harsh as they have been, we must keep an eye on development and react accordingly. If plans change, you will be the first to know about it! Communications with teams will be by email to nominated addresses and in time critical cases, by SMS Text.