2013 Victorian Rally Championship

The 2013 Exedy Victorian Rally Championship was won by Tristan Penhall and Jolie Middleton in a Subaru Impreza WRX STi. After failing to finish Heat 1 of the East Gippsland Stages they bounced back to third in Heat 2. A second in Heat 1 of the Bega Valley was followed by five straight wins in the remaining rounds.

To see what else happened during 2013 in Victorian rallying, go to the 2013 year page.

To see other years of the Victorian Rally Championship, got to the VRC page.

Series Regulations

These were specified in the VRC Standing Regulations, which were substantially the same as the previous year.

The VRC was made up exclusively of Special Stage events with competitive distances between 50 and 230 km.

Eligible vehicles were PRC, Group N, Group N(P), Historic Rally Cars, Classic Rally Cars and Club Rally Cars. Club Rally Cars, Unrestricted (4WD supercharged), FIA S1600 and S2000 and ARC G2 were not eligible for VRC points, except CRC class points.

Awards were made for outright champions, 2WD, Clubman and Novice. There were also car class awards as follows: PRC up to 1400cc, PRC 1401-1600cc, PRC 1601-2000cc, PRC 2WD over 2000cc, PRC 4WD over 2000cc (split into two classes, essentially pre and post 1998, pre excluding any vehicles with fully active differentials) , Group N under 1400cc, Group N 1401-1600cc, Group N 1601-2000cc, Group N over 2000cc, Historic Rally Cars, Classic Rally Cars and Club Rally Cars,

All awards were allocated 30-25-21-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for first to fifteenth.  With eight rounds, the worst result was dropped. Series Registration was introduced back in 1994 and only registered competitors were eligible for points. However, bona fide Victorian competitors were automatically recognised as registered! All awards required competitors to complete in at least 50% of the events.


There were four VRC events in 2013. Rally Bonnie Doon was calendared as the first round and the Derrick as the second round but both were cancelled. All events were dual heats, so 8 rounds in total.

  1. East Gippsland Stages Heat 1- Results in vicrally
  2. East Gippsland Stages Heat 2
  3. Bega Valley Rally Heat 1 – Results in vicrally
  4. Bega Valley Rally Heat 2
  5. Akademos Rally Heat 1 – Results in vicrally
  6. Akademos Rally Heat 2
  7. Rally Victoria Heat 1 – Results MISSING from vicrally
  8. Rally Victoria Heat 2

Outright Pointscores

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2WD Pointscores

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Clubman Pointscores

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Novice Pointscores

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Class Awards

PRC under 1400cc: not awarded

PRC 1401-1600cc: Gerard Blum / Richard Gill, Hyundai Excel

PRC 1601-2000cc: Cameron Jay / Steph Richards, Ford Escort

PRC 2WD over 2000cc: Brian Semmens / Dan Parry, Nissan 200SX RV S12

PRC 4WD over 2000cc post 1998: Tristan Penhall / Jolie Middleton, Subaru Impreza WRC Sti

PRC 4WD over 2000cc pre 1998: Steve Kenway / Lauren Palmer, Subaru Impreza WRC Sti

Group N classes: not awarded

HRC: not awarded

Club Rally Cars: not awarded

Classic Rally Cars: Rian Calder / Nick Du Plessis, Ford Escort