ARC 2020 regulations available

Wednesday 15 January, 2020
Photo Credit: Allan Banks

A number of exciting changes to the Motorsport Australia Rally Championship (ARC) sporting and technical regulations have been made, with the full document now available for competitors, teams and interested fans to read.

Among the changes are the introduction of a number of new classes, with Junior ARC (J-ARC) and a Masters ARC (M-ARC) aimed at providing extra incentive for drivers that meet the criteria.

To be eligible for the J-ARC, competitors must be ARC registered and be under the age of 25 at the commencement of the competition year, while the M-ARC will be fought by those competitors aged 40 and over at the start of the competition year.

Other classes at ARC events in 2020 will now include the existing ARC2, which will be competed amongst those competitors without manufacturer support, ARC3, a new class for any two-wheel drive vehicle (replacing the previous 2WD Championship), and ARC4 – which features similar regulations to ARC2, but AP4 and R5 vehicles are not eligible for ARC4.

Entry into the various classes is automatic for competitors registered for the overall Championship.

The changes are designed to make the six rounds of the Motorsport Australia Rally Championship more exciting and provide all competitors with a range of vehicle types and rally experience an opportunity to compete for national recognition.

Another award to be presented at ARC events in 2020 will be the ARC Teams Cup.

More details and explainers about these exciting changes will be published on rally.com.au in the coming weeks as part of the lead up to the Championship’s opening round in March, the Netier National Capital Rally.

Click here to read the full 2020 sporting and technical regulations.

The below extract from the regulations outlines the top level details for ARC2, ARC3, ARC4, J-ARC and M-ARC, as well as the ARC Teams Cup.

Award

Eligibility

Participation Requirement

ARC2

All ARC registered competitors, except those who receive manufacturer support.

Minimum three (3) events.

Best four (4) results count.

ARC3

Any two-wheel drive vehicle.

Minimum three (3) events.

Best four (4) results count.

ARC4

As per ARC 2 with the exclusion of R5 and AP4 vehicles.

2 Home State Rounds (2 events nominated by the relevant State Rally Panel), Home State ARC and one other ARC round (for a State with no home State ARC a third State Round will be counted).

J-ARC

All ARC registered competitors UNDER the age of 25 at commencement of the competition year.

The competition vehicle must be two-wheel drive and normally aspirated.

Minimum three (3) events.

Best four (4) results count.

M-ARC

All ARC registered competitors OVER the age of 40 at the commencement of the competition year.

 

Minimum three (3) events.

Best four (4) results count.

ARC TEAMS CUP

All ARC Registered competitors, except those who receive manufacturer support.

Teams of 3 crew nominated, with the best 2 results to count per event.


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