Classic Outback Trial again postponed

For immediate release
January 15th, 2021

As with numerous community activities around the country being cancelled or postponed owing to the adverse effects of COVID-19, the Classic Outback Trial has again been postponed, principally as a result of the uncertainty of State borders being closed.

Due to be conducted in the Central Western Region of New South Wales in early March, after being postponed from August 2020, the organisers have again been forced to postpone the event to late August 2021.

The Classic Outback Trial attracted 60 crews from 5 states to compete in the 7 day Special Stage Rally.

“It’s imperative that competitors, service crews and officials have a high degree of confidence in being able to freely cross borders to and from New South Wales and this is not possible with the current and foreseeable uncertain environment”, said Phil Bernadou the event organiser.

Open borders are important so that the event retains its popularity among the competitor base and to maximise the opportunities for the local communities to capitalise on the 300 plus people who are involved.

The Classic Outback Trial will now be scheduled for August 2021, starting in Parkes on Sunday 22nd before moving to Orange on Tuesday 24th for 2 days and then to Bathurst on Thursday 26th and finishing here on Saturday 28th.

Enquiries can be made to Phil Bernadou:
+61 3 9836 9911
+61 412 498 602

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Classic Outback Trial postponed to early March

Classic Outback Trial Organisers have made the decision to postpone the event to 7 – 13 March 2021.

Complications in regard to preparation and competing logistics for competitors and organisers, brought about by the emergence of the strong second wave of the Covid-19 virus, has forced the Organisers to again postpone the event from its initially revised date of 1 – 7 November 2020.

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