Rally fans eager to see the action at the Accent Benchtops Rally Queensland next week can plan their spectating as Australia’s best rally drivers come to Gympie.
Two dedicated spectator points will be available across Saturday and Sunday, as well as the ‘home base’ for the event, the Lock and Load Transport Tie Down Systems Service Park at the Gympie Showgrounds.
All spectating is free across the entire weekend, no matter the location.
Taking place on the 22-24 July, the event will begin with a huge ‘Wheels On Mary’ Street Party on Friday night in the centre of Gympie, with cars, markets and plenty of family entertainment from 6pm. This takes place in Mary Street in Gympie’s city centre.
The annual ‘Wheels On Mary’ event will also give fans a chance to see the cars up close, as well as meet the drivers and crews who will be on show throughout the weekend.
On stage action begins on Saturday morning, with a designated spectator zone set up at the Muster stage. Spectators will get to see all 65 entries across the RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship and Motorsport Australia Queensland Rally Championship, with competitors tackling a tight 90 degree right hander.
Sunday’s spectator zone is at the Brooyar East stage, with a tight and technical section providing plenty of different viewing points to see the cars come through the stage.
Both spectator zones will see crews run through twice each day, allowing fans to effectively see more than 120 passes of the spectator points by the crews battling for event honours.
The Lock and Load Transport Tie Down Systems Service Park will also be a key spectator area, with crews returning for service breaks throughout Saturday and Sunday. The Service Park will also include a market running across the weekend, as well as the opportunity to see crews busily repairing their cars between stages.
For those unable to make it to the event, the ARC social channels and rally.com.au website will provide ongoing updates, highlights and results throughout the weekend.
The EROAD Power Stage, the final stage of the rally, will also be screened live on 7plus from 2pm AEST on Sunday.