December 1, 2 and 3, 2017 - Alpine Rally 2017
The tradition is set to continue on 1, 2 & 3 December 2017 with Australia's largest and most spectacular gravel rally for two wheel drive cars. Based on picturesque Lakes Entrance in East Gippsland the event was even more exciting and challenging with a number of new innovations that made it an outstanding success in 2015.
Total distance for the event is 816km of which 461km is competitive. Depending on the availability of some roads, this may be subject to change.
Saturday will be familiar to previous competitors with a ceremonial start from the Rotunda carpark in Lakes Entrance and then on to many of the favourite stages from the last Alpine with a few exciting new roads added. There will be a mix of good quality forest tracks which are quite technical, ranging up to a few very fast major logging roads in the mix.
Sunday will be quite new for the Alpine with many roads we either haven't used before or haven't used for some years. Much of the route will be to the north of Bairnsdale and Bruthen and uses a range of roads that are very different in style to Saturday. Competitors who can remember the Alpines run around Bright will find the roads very similar.
At the focal point of the event on Sunday will be the township of Bruthen which competitors will visit 2 times for service, so crews will be well looked after with the facilities that Bruthen can provide. 8 Spectator Points Spectators will also be well looked after with 8 spectator points to view the rally over the weekend including one at Bairnsdale Speedway on Sunday morning, once again evoking memories of the Alpines based at Bright.
Event Headquarters will be at Forestech as before, just out of Lakes Entrance so there will be plenty of room for everyone.
Visit their website for more details: www.alpinerally.org.au