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Honda for 2008 Australian Rally Championship

Honda Civic Type R Super 1600 Rally Car

Motorsport eNews is reporting that Honda Australia has announced plans to compete in two rounds of the 2008 Australian Rally Championship, Rally of Canberra and Rally of Melbourne, in a Honda Civic Type R Super 1600. In even better news for this years championship, understands the car will be driven by reigning British Rally Champion Guy Wilks, also a former Suzuki JWRC driver.

This is a major boost to the championship, as to date the only manufacturer committed to the ARC is Toyota.

Heat Forces Autocross Championships Postponement

Extreme heat has forced the postponement of the South Australian Autocross Championships, which were to be the first round of the 2008 South Australian Clubman Series.

With Adelaide in the middle of the worst heatwave on record for an Australian capital city and fire bans being enforced state-wide, organisers were left with no choice but to postpone the eagerly awaited event.

Aussies Dash to Dakar

Garland and his team prepare for Dakar

An Australian team is chasing the 'holy grail' of offroad racing, with a two-car assault on the legendary Dakar Rally next January.

Multiple Australian Safari winner, Bruce Garland and his Sydney-based team is building two Isuzu D-Max 4WD utes (previously marketed here as the Holden Rodeo) to tackle the gruelling event which, due to terrorist concerns in Africa, is being run in South America next year.

One of the cars is for Garland and long-time navigator Harry Suzuki while the other is being built for experienced Swedish rally duo, Pelle Wallentheim and Olle Ohlsson.

2008 SA Conditions of Rallying and SARC Supp Regs

The 2008 SA Conditions of Rallying and SARC Series Supplementary Regulations are now available here or from the following website


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