2001 Victorian Rally Championship
These were specified in the VRC Standing Regulations, but we don’t have a copy. They are assumed to be similar to the previous year.
The VRC was made up exclusively of Special Stage events.
Eligible vehicles were PRC, Group N and HRC.
Awards were made for outright champions, 2WD and Novice. There were also car class awards as follows: PRC 2WD up to 1400cc, PRC 2WD 1401-1600cc, PRC 2WD 1601-2000cc, PRC 2WD over 2000cc, PRC 4WD, Group N under 1400cc, Group N 1401-1600cc, Group N 1601-2000cc, Group N over 2000cc and Historic Rally Cars.
All awards were allocated 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 for first to tenth. Series Registration was introduced in 1994 and only registered competitors were eligible for points. However, bona fide Victorian competitors were automatically recognised as registered! Class awards required competitors to complete in at least 50% of the events.
There were only 4 VRC events this year. Rally of Melbourne was not included presumably because it was now a pace-noted event and this was not (yet) compatible with the VRC. The North Eastern was calendared as the final round but was cancelled due to the withdrawal of approval from Hancock Plantations.
- Begonia Rally – Results in March Unicar
- Rally in the Valley – Results in April Unicar
- Rally of Sunraysia – Results in May Unicar
- Strzelecki Stages – Results in Aug Unicar
Outright Drivers Pointscores
Outright Co-Drivers Pointscores
2WD Drivers Pointscores
2WD Co-Drivers Pointscores
Novice Drivers Pointscores
Novice Co-Drivers Pointscores
PRC 2WD under 1400cc: Brad Sanders / Belinda Sanders
PRC 2WD 1400-1600cc: R. Stapleton
Co-driver: Geoff Sheeran (with Gerald Mammi)
PRC 2WD 1600-2000cc: T. Trewern / S. Loft
PRC 2WD over 2000cc: Russell Hocking / Sue McCready, Ford Falcon XR6
PRC 4WD: David Stannus / Peter Campbell, Nissan Pulsar GTi-R
Group N under 1400cc: B. Rowe / N. Rowe
Group N 1401-1600cc: not awarded
Group N: 1601-2000cc: not awarded
Group N over 2000cc: David Adams / Jenny Rutland, Subaru Impreza
HRC: Ken Cusack / Val Swan,