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*sarcastically* WOW! OMG! HUUUGE Endurance required here!!!


This years Rally QLD will now have the longest stage in Aus rally.  The 'Monster' stage has a huge length of...





wait for it....




40km!!!  put in place to test 'endurance'. 

http://www.speedcafe.com.au/2009/12/31/rally-queenslands-sting-in-the-tail/ 

*facepalm*



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Surely they're allowed to swap drivers. Thats inhumane.


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So thats why they make light beer, for the "rally" drivers!!!! With that sort of endurance heavy beer would mess them up.

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Good God! How will they cope the poor Nigels?


(Nigel is a West Australian derogatory name for rallyists. Must be said in a camp, lispy voice)

-- Edited by dan on Thursday 31st of December 2009 07:39:27 PM

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As hard as it is to believe, this is a big change for the current ARC.  (In the past there were many stages longer than 50 kms).

Recently the ARC has been characterised by short stages - so much so, it is often referred to by rallyists as the Australian Rallysprint Championship.  The Rally of Canberra in 2009 had a 30 km stage that (technically) needed to be approved, as it was more the "maximum" stage length - which I think the Regs state as 25 kms.

In local rallies, stages of 30 - 50 kms happen regularly.

As an organiser, I am limited - stage wise - due to (a) available forest and (b) the fuel tanks of the 4WD turbo cars.  The top State competitors are getting 1.6km per litre (Competitive) and about 8 kms per litre during liaisons.  When we can't service next to the stages, we either have to add supplementary refuels - or limit the stage length (or both).  Most rally cars have a 40 - 50 litre fuel tank.

I have to admit - I'd love to run an 80+ km stage.  But I would lose all of the 4WD competitors and some of the 2 Litre guys who run tiny fuel cells.

You guys have it good!

Marty
(Fast losing the "Rally Love" and is returning to off-roading)


-- Edited by Marty on Friday 1st of January 2010 06:40:55 PM

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I have competed in may rallies with sections over 40km in length. I can remember doing the Aust Rally Championship in 1996 and they had sections in the Rally of Canberra over 40km.
The fuel tank capacity is a problem.
I must admit I enjoy long sections and I particularly like events like the Condo 750 which has sections over 100km, this is run much like a rally with a road book for instructions.

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rally team I used to pit for had an evo7 and on some stages they carried 1 or 2  2lt coke bottles with fuel in them stuffed at the navis feet.  They would illegally refuel in a liason section so that they could go all out in the stage, otherwise they had to conserve fuel to make it home!!

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NO WAY !!! how do thay cope' thats the testing stuff

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