The 2021 Middle of Everywhere Gippsland Rally is postponed till Saturday 16 October. The recent COVID lockdown restrictions have delayed crucial planning of the event. It is anticipated post lockdown restrictions will prohibit the event from proceeding on 7 August.
The new event date replaces the Akademos Rally’s position on the 2021 VRC calendar as organisers have been impacted by COVID, impeding progress of the event planning. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has approved this new date for the Gippsland Rally.
“It is a fantastic outcome to still be able to run the event. We look forward to seeing the 50th anniversary Akademos Rally returning in 2022.” Clerk of Course, Andrew Roseman added.
The Gippsland Rally’s new date is one week before the Adelaide Hills Rally. If any COVID restrictions do force a cancellation of SA’s round, Gippsland Rally will offer Motorsport Australia the opportunity for the event to also run as a round of the 2021 RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship.
This decision has been made in consultation with all of our key stakeholders and the event organisers thank you for your understanding.
The Gippsland Rally based in Heyfield is just under two and a half hour’s drive, 200km, east of Melbourne. The event is Round 4 of the 2021 Till Hino Victorian Rally Championship.
The action is all-daylight, run over 8 stages comprising 124 kms (competitive) on Saturday 7 August.
The rally will enter the mountains north west of Heyfield, between Walhalla, Toombon and Glenfalloch. Reaching towards Victoria’s High Country, most of these roads will be unfamiliar to the rally crews. The country’s best teams will have great and enjoyable challenges along the course.
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