2016 Begonia Rally

The Begonia Rally, organised by the Ballarat Light Car Club, was held on November 13.

Victorian Rally Championship Round 5

With the driver’s championship wrapped up by Darren Windus and Joe Brkic all but assured of the co-driver’s title, the focus on the Begonia was the three-way tussle for the 2WD Championship between Schey/Middleton, Conway/Cole and Grant Walker (who had two different co-drivers).
The event was interrupted by foul weather and only Heat 1 was run. Andrew Pannam and Tim Batten emerged as outright winners in their Subaru Impreza WRC STi. Fifth outright and third 2WD gave Mike Conway and Jenny Cole the 2WD Championship.
 

Results and entry list

Route

The event used five stages, intended to be repeated morning and afternoon with a midday service back at the Ballarat Airfield. The first stage was around the Ballarat Light Car Club’s autocross circuit, then two stages in the Caralulup Forest west of Talbot¬† and two stages in the Creswick Forests. In the end the afternoon stages were cancelled.

Itinerary and Maps

Roadbook

Other event documents