Rally Queensland: What the drivers say

The RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship (ARC) heads to Queensland this weekend for the fourth round of the 2022 season.

Taking place in Gympie, the Accent Benchtops Rally Queensland will be the 50th time a national rally has been held in the sunshine state – making it a special weekend for all involved.

With the event returning to the ARC calendar for the first-time last year after a few years off it, see what some of the competitors had to say about heading back up north.

I can’t wait to get back to Gympie for rally Queensland it’s a super special place to go rallying, the town really get behind it.

From that point of view, it makes you feel special as a driver because there’s always lots of spectators out in the stages there, which makes it really enjoyable.
2021 Rally Queensland outright winner, Harry Bates.

Being a home event, we can get lots of family, friends, lots of hands-on deck. It’s just the budget, but we are looking forward to it.
ARC 2WD Cup and ARC Junior Cup winner, Ryan Williams.

I need to do some tuition of the basics on the slower gear corners, which I did struggle with all weekend but we will keep working on it.
Shamrock Motorsport’s Richie Dalton.

It’s a great event I really enjoyed it last year. We managed to get a second place so we will be pushing hard from stage one to see what we can do.
2021 Rally Queensland runner-up Lewis Bates.

Fans can keep up to date with all the results throughout the weekend via the ARC social channels, as well as the EROAD Power Stage live on Sunday at 2pm AEST, while an extended highlights package will be released in shortly after.

The Accent Benchtops Rally Queensland takes place in Gympie on 22-24 July.

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