Bates, Dalton on top of Championship standings

Following a dominant performance from Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia at the Make Smoking History Forest Rally, Harry Bates and Richie Dalton are the frontrunners in the overall Championship standings.

White Wolf Racing’s Tom Clarke now sits in third outright after two consistent opening rounds.

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Click here to see the full Championship and Cup standings.

While the points tally has been updated, this year’s regulations allow competitors to ‘drop’ their worst round from the overall tally, meaning the Championship could well come down to the final round – the Coffs Coast Rally in November as competitors pick their best six outings from across the year to count towards their overall tally.

A large number of competitors remain well and truly in the mix, including White Wolf Constructions Production Cup leader Ronald Bustard, who sits sixth in the outright standings and the best of the Production Cup entries.

EROAD Power Stage bonus points are also proving to be a handy boost for a number of competitors.

Now only a month away, the next round of the RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship, Shannons Rally Launceston, takes place on 24-26 June.