By Roe Motorsport
Let the fun begin. The Bosch Australian Rally Championships kicked off this month with the inaugural staging of Rally Calder near Melbourne. Teams gathered after a week of heavy rain to pit their skills in an “urban” rally environment where all sections of the Calder Park complex were utilised in some form to provide excitement for competitors and spectators. The event was unique in that it catered for off-road competitors (ARC – 4WD, 2WD, SxS, Classics) as well as tarmac teams (Drift, Tarmac Rally). Organisers did a great job in keeping all the stages synchronised and challenging. The Roe Motorsport Team are more akin to racing through bush settings so the opportunity to launch their rally car at warp speeds around the Calder Thunderdome embankment was truly an unexpected pleasure. Alan was also able to relive his days of racing Holden HQ’s at Calder when some of the ARC stages included a portion of the Calder main track.
Overall the Roe Motorsport Team have made a strong impression on the 2012 Bosch Australian Rally Championship with the team currently positioned:
5th Outright 2WD
3rd Privateers Cup
2nd P4 Class (over 2000cc turbo-charged)
The car is now undergoing preparations for its next outing at Rally Queensland May 26-27.