Rally action on show for free

Rally fans will be treated to the very best Australian rallying has to offer at the Subaru Rally Tasmania on 27-29 July, with spectator areas across the weekend promising lots excitement and action, all for free.

A Spectator Guide will be available soon and will also be available in the Examiner Newspaper.

Subaru Rally Tasmania kicks off under lights on Friday night with the Inveresk Super Special Stage. Each of the 35-strong field will get their turn to blast around the 820-metre course at the Tramsheds, just minutes from the heart of Launceston.

Fans will have the chance to meet and mingle with their favourite teams and check out the cars from 4pm at the Tramsheds before The Examiner Newspaper Ceremonial Start at 6pm and the Super Special Stage at 6:15pm.

Saturday’s spectator point is at Mount Scott, where competitors will pass twice throughout the day, first car due at 9am and again at 2:30pm.

A bush viewing area, the spectator point is accessible via smooth gravel roads (via Camden Hill Road). Competitors will be eight kilometres into the special stage and will approach with a fast blast leading into spectator point, undertaking a tight right hand junction before disappearing into the forest.

Rally fans can also see crews working on the cars at the 30-minute midday service at Inveresk, first car arriving at 12:14pm.

Sunday presents numerous opportunities to follow the event and multiple opportunities to see the cars.

For the early birds, cars will be roaring through the North Retreat spectator point at 8:50am, and again at 1:35pm.

Approximately 20 minutes north of Lilydale and easily accessible from the township of Lebrina, competitors will approach along a narrow forestry road before turning onto the wide and open Retreat Road, and accelerate away before turning back into the narrow forestry trails of the Retreat Forest.

The Lonestar Ridge spectator point, in Lisle Forest, will see action from 9:50am, with a second pass at 2:30pm. Spectators will have great viewing at this point with competitors tackling a jump and a 90 degree turn before accelerating away up a long straight.

Sunday’s 30-minute service at Inveresk will commence with the first car arriving at 11:40am.

Capping off an exciting weekend of rally action, podium and champagne celebrations for the CAMS Australian Rally Championship and Dunlop-Motul Tasmanian Rally Championship will take place at the Inveresk service park from 4:30pm.

For those that can’t get to Launceston, stay tuned to rally.com.au for all the latest the news, results and video.