Amidst a background of mild uncertainty, planning is underway for The Mitta Mountain Rally on 20 March 2021 as the series opener for VRC, and at Multi Club level, Round 1 of VCRS and VSRS together with the Mitta Masters.
The date was moved forward a week due to issues with access to RallySafe services as other events moved to 27 March to avoid clashing with the Grand Prix, on 21 March.
It is planned to try and run the course that was intended for 2020, but postponed less than a week out. The road team reports that some roads have received a grade since last year, and are in great condition.
Seven stages totalling 146 km are planned for VRC and Masters, and five stages of 95 km for VCRS. The Sprint Rally Series event ends at end of Heat 1, with four stages of 74 km.
The Multi-Purpose Centre at the Mitta Recreation Reserve will again provide an excellent dining and relaxation hub for the Service Park. The Bar and Café will be operated by local volunteers over the weekend, subject to Covid conditions applying at the time. Servicing will again take place on the excellent adjacent fairway of the first hole of the local golf course. Spectators will be catered for by walk-in points at the end of two of the seven stages.
Results will be final on the day, so the trophy presentation will take place Saturday night at the Mitta Mitta Pub. A bus will be provided from and to Dartmouth for those staying there.
There is plenty of basic accommodation in the valley; taking in Eskdale and the former dam construction village of Dartmouth, both only 15 km from Mitta Mitta.
So, start planning, get that car prepared and book your accommodation.
Supplementary Regulations should be available before the end of January.