Re-live the action from 2020

Year in review


2021 was a difficult year due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic with lockdowns in various places and at various times, and many state borders closed from time to time. Nevertheless, some events were able to run and some championships contested!

The Till Hino Victorian Rally Championship was won by Darren Windus and Joe Brkic in a Subaru Imprza WRX.

Australian Rally Championship

The Gippsland Rally was to be Victoria’s round of the ARC but it was initially postponed due to COVID lockdowns and then dropped from the ARC due to state border closures. In the end, only two ARC rounds were conducted, the National Capital Rally and Rally Queensland. As such, the Australian Rally Championship was not awarded for a second year in succession.

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Victorian Rally Championship

VRC events in 2021 were the Mitta Mountain, Ada River, Marysville Stages, Gippsland Rally and the Valley Stages.

Outright Champions: Darren Windus / Joe Brkic, Subaru Impreza WRC

2WD Champions: Adrian Stafford / Kain Manning, Ford Fiesta G2 ST

Clubman Award: Danny Traverso, Subaru Impreza RS
Co-driver: Samantha Brendel (with Troy Brendel)

Novice Award: Lance Rippon / Paul Loughnan, Toyota Levin

For more details, including event results and points tables, go to the 2021 VRC page.

Victorian Club Rally Series

There were 7 VCRS events in 2021 – Mitta Mountain, Ada River, Victoria Cross, Marysville Stages, Nissan Nightmoves, Valley Stages and Gippsland Rally. The Moonlight Meander, Daryl Tunbridge and Akademos were originally included but were cancelled and the Gippsland Rally was added as an extra final round.

Details to come.

Victorian Sprint Rally Series

This series was run over four events – Mitta Mountain, Ada River, Marysville Stages and the Gippsland Rally.

Details to come.

HRA Rally Championship

This series was solely for members of the Historic Rally Association.

Other Events

George Woods Introductory Rally

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The Rally Calendar for this year:

20 FebGeorge Woods RallyHRAMulti-club SS Regularity
27 FebRally Retro FestivalHRA
20 MarMitta Mountain RallyNECC/AWDCCVRC-1 / VCRS-1
17 AprAda River RallyWDCCVRC-2 / VCRS-2
1 MayVictoria Cross RallyHRAVCRS-3
15 MayMarysville StagesFFCCVRC-3 / VCRS-4
26 JunNissan NightmovesNCCAVCRS-5
17 JulMoonlight Meander / Dan Murphy Trial (postponed then cancelled)MSCCVCRS
31 Jul-1 AugSwan Hill Tour (cancelled)HRA
7 AugGippsland Rally (postponed to 16 Oct)VroomARC / VRC
11 SepSunraysia Safari Rally (cancelled)RMAOpen Cross Country
11 SepWellsford Wander (cancelled)HRA
12 SepDown the Drain (postponed to November)HRAClub TA
19 SepValley Stages (postponed to 6 Nov)NCCAVRC, VCRS
2 OctDaryl Tunbridge Memorial Trial / Steve Richards Introductory (cancelled)BLCCVCRS
16 OctGippsland Rally (postponed to 4 Dec)VroomVRC
17 OctAkademos (cancelled)MUCCVRC, VRCS
23 OctBagshot RallysprintHRAMulti-club Rallysprint
6 NovValley StagesNCCAVRC-4 / VCRS-6
6 NovBill Order Memorial TrialPAC
28 NovDown the DrainHRAClub TA
2-5 DecAlpine Rally of East Gippsland (postponed to 2022)HRAClub SS
4 DecGippsland RallyVroomVRC-5 / VCRS-7