After almost eight weeks of waiting, the Bosch Motorsport Australia Rally Championship (ARC) resumes this weekend with the highly anticipated Make Smoking History Forest Rally.
Enjoying one of the largest national entry lists around two decades, this weekend’s event will undoubtedly create quite the spectacle for fans at the event and those following from home.
Ahead of the second round of the 2023 season, read how you can stay up to date and watch all the action from Western Australia.
With multiple opportunities to see the cars up close or in action, spectating is free across the weekend.
The first opportunity will be during the Ceremonial Start at Blair Street Foreshore, Bunbury – on Friday evening, with the cars to be assembled there from 4:00pm AWST.
With reigning champions Lewis Bates and Anthony McLoughlin departing at 5:30pm local time, all crews will head to Bunbury Speedway with the first of four passes through the Shannons Super Special Stage to begin at 5:58pm AWST.
Spectating at the Speedway is free with the stands offering great views of the whole stage.
On Saturday, fans will be able to see the cars in action at two different points during both passes of the Healthway Special Stage at 10:35am and again at 2:40pm AWST.
Fans may be able see the cars in action up to four times on Sunday, with both passes of the Kinky Special Stage and the Ridge Special Stage having spectator points.
The first passes of Kinky and Ridge will begin from 9:10am and 9:29am AWST, while the second pass of each stage will be 12:19pm and 12:37pm.
Rally Central is also free to attend, with the opportunity to meet and greet drivers and teams, as well as see the crews working hard on the cars between stage runs, as well as being able to watch the EROAD Power Stage live.
Rally Central will be based in the same location it was last year, which is the Nannup Recreation & Community Centre on Centenary Drive in Nannup.
Subaru Results Hub
With the backing of Subaru, rally fans in Australia and across the world will be to stay up to date with the results as they happen all weekend.
The Suburu Results Hub will provide live stage times as competitors make their way through each stage, including split times where available.
On social media
Updates and video highlights will be shared throughout the event via the ARC digital channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and of course via rally.com.au.
Video highlights, interviews and all the latest breaking news will be available as the event unfolds.
EROAD Power Stage
Crews will once again be fighting for bonus points in 2023 and fans watch it live as it happens with the EROAD Power Stage to be broadcast every round.
In the weeks following the event, a 30-minute event highlights show will be available free and on demand on 7plus and also broadcast on 7mate. Stay tuned post-event for the full event coverage details.
Smart phones and tablets, along with most smart TVs, will be able to access 7plus, with more information on how you can watch 7plus content here.