Side by side rally action confirmed for Coffs Coast

The first details of Coffs Coast Rally have been confirmed with Raleigh Raceway to host exciting Super Special Stages during the event.

Serving as both the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship and RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship (ARC) finale, the event will take place at the end of November.

The two stages confirmed for Raleigh Raceway will feature exciting side by side racing between the best rally crews in the Asian Pacific region and Australia.

Taking place over a two-kilometre stage, crews will be paired up with another a similar seeded crew where they will race against both the clock and each other on the specifically designed course.

To remove any advantages, the crews will then swap starting places for the second pass of the stage.

Open to spectators, the Super Special Stages will run on the Saturday afternoon of the event, beginning in the afternoon and concluding under lights.

The exciting style is quite uncommon in Australian rally, with the 2019 Adelaide Hill Rally the last event to hold this sort of spectacle.

During that event, crews battled it out against each other under lights on the newly built circuit, The Bend Motorsport Park.

Raleigh Raceway regularly holds club level rallycrosses and was a major part of Rally Australia, however this will be the first time two cars go side-by-side in a competition.

More details on the final round of the ARC will be released in the coming weeks.

The 2022 Coffs Coast Rally will take place in and around the Coffs Coast on 25-27 November.