Local competitors encouraged to enter Kennards Cup

Organisers of the Kennards Hire Rally Australia are on the hunt for domestic teams and competitors to enter in the inaugural Kennards Hire Cup.

In total $5000 in prize money will be on offer, with first, second and third finishers receiving $3000, $1500 and $500 respectively.

Rally Australia Clerk of Course Wayne Kenny said the Cup is designed as an opportunity for more competitors to enter the rally.

“Every driver should want to have a crack at a WRC event and this is their chance,” Kenny said.

“The entry conditions of the Kennards Hire Cup favour the less-prominent teams and the placegetters will receive a very worthwhile reward.”

The Kennards Hire Cup is open to entrants in the FIA World Rally Championship or the CAMS Australian Rally Championship, subject to the following criteria:

  • Drivers must not have won a sprint round heat or endurance round overall in any ARC event in 2015, 2016 or 2017, or in the 2015 ARC 4WD Series
  • 2017 ARC2 qualifiers are not eligible
  • Cars must comply with PRC, FIA R1/2/3/ G2 or FIA Group N regulations

The Cup winners will be decided on the overall results of the rally.

Entries are officially open and close on 27 October. Click here to enter.