Rally fans will have easy access to this weekend’s BOTT Adelaide Hills Rally with all the action within just one hour of Adelaide.
The event, round five of the CAMS Australian Rally Championship (ARC), kicks off at 6pm Thursday with public scrutineering in Gawler Street, Mount Barker. Fans will be able to see the cars and meet their favourite teams with a signing session in the Barker Hotel’s alfresco area, also in Gawler Street.
Mount Barker, just a 30 minute drive from the city, will also host the Service Park and Rally Headquarters across the weekend at the Showgrounds, open for free to the public.
Rally action starts on Friday at 6pm with the Super Special Stage at The Bend Motorsport Park. Australia’s best rally drivers will race side-by-side on the brand new Stadium Circuit, completing two passes of the 1.7 kilometre stage. Tickets for the Super Special Stage are available here.
Saturday’s stages will take rally crews to the south-east of Adelaide where spectators will have a choice of three spectator points. ‘The Glen’ will see the first car through at 8:29am, with crews completing the stage twice, passing again at 10:24am.
The ‘Black Callington’ spectator point will see action from 8:57am, and again from 10:52am. On Saturday afternoon, the ‘Monarto Mega’ spectator point will be the place to be, with the first car due at 12:29pm and again at 14:54pm.
The BOTT Adelaide Hills Rally will visit the area to the north-east of Adelaide on Sunday, with the Mount Crawford spectator point first off the blocks, seeing rally action from 8:09am, with crews passing a second time from 11:08am. Telephone Road will see the first car on the road at 8:34am, and again at 11:33am.
Sunday afternoon offers spectating with a touch of luxury, with the choice of two winery locations, Pike & Joyce Wines or Anderson Hill Winery, both located on the exciting Mawsons Road stage.
The spectator experience will kick off at 12pm with guests enjoying good food, wines and spectacular rally action. Bookings are essential, with tickets available here.
The penultimate round of the 2018 ARC will conclude with a podium presentation at the Mount Barker Service Park at 5:30pm.