2005 Begonia Rally

The Begonia Rally, organised by the Ballarat Light Car Club and directed by Stuart Lister, was held on October 29. It incorporated the Daryl Tunbridge Memorial Trial as the VCRS Round.

Victorian Rally Championship Round 6
Victorian Club Rally Series Round 5

It was good to see the Begonia return to the VRC after a few years’ absence.

The VRC round was won by Mark Fawcett and Simon Ellis in their Subaru. Justin Dowell and Matt Lee were non-finishers but had already secured the championship at Rally of Melbourne.

The VCRS round went to Jesse and Samantha Robison who also finished fourth in the VRC round in their Subaru Legacy.

Results and entry list

VRC Results

1Mark FawcettSimon EllisSubaru Impreza WRX STi1:46:31
2Ian MartinRoslyn MartinSubaru Impreza WRX STi1:47:40
3Steve AshtonRo NixonMitsubishi Lancer EvoVII1:49:16
4Jesse RobisonSamantha RobisonSubaru Legacy RS1:49:22
5Derek ReynoldsJenna KellyMitsubishi Lancer EvoII1:51:16
6Alan WilsonKevin WilsonSubaru Impreza WRX STi1:52:07
7David NutterCatherine SmallboneSubaru Impreza WRX1:52:10
8Steve KenwayLauren KenwayMitsubishi Galant VR41:52:21
9Nat PresuttoTony BestSubaru Impreza WRX STi1:53:26
10Keith LewisKylieTurnerSuzuki Baleno GTX1:55″1311

VCRS Results


There were 11 special stages totalling 168.31 km. The VRC and VCRS rounds used exactly the same stages.

Other event documents

None available.