2011 Australian Rally Championship

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2011 Australian Rally Championship
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The 2011 Australian Rally Championship is series of five rallying events held across Australia, including the World Rally Championship event, Rally Australia and Asia Pacific Rally Championship event, 2011 International Rally of Queensland. It is the 44th season in the history of the competition and the first in several decades to not feature any former champions.

Mitsubishi driver Justin Dowel leads the points race by 21 points over Toyota driver Ryan Smart. Both drivers broke through for their first Australian Rally Championship victories this season, Smart at the season opening Forest Rally, Dowell at the most recent event, Rally SA. The pair between them have won all Legs and Rallies. Mitsubishi driver Mark Pedder sits third in the points, 19 behind Smart, with a string of second placings contributing to the pointscore.

The Rallies[edit]

The 2011 season featured five rallies, each held in a different state.[1] Rally Australia returns to the calendar but Rally Tasmania and Coffs Coast Rally have been dropped.

Round Rally Date
1 Quit Forest Rally 15–17 April
2 International Rally of Queensland 13–15 May
3 Scouts Rally SA 29–31 July
4 Rally Australia 8–11 September
5 Rally Victoria 11–12 November

Teams & Drivers[edit]

The following are the competitors from the 2011 ARC season.[2]

Team Vehicle Number Driver Co-Driver Class
Smart Motorsport Toyota Corolla Sportivo 2 Ryan Smart John Allen Group N P
Evans Motorsport Honda Civic Type R 3 Eli Evans Glen Weston PRC
Activ Rallysport Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4 Justin Dowel Matt Lee ARC
GSA Wholesale Suspension Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 5 Steven Shepheard John McCarthy ARC
Pedders Suspension Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 7 Mark Pedder Lee Tierney ARC
Driver Skills Australia Subaru Impreza WRX 26
8
Mark Butcher Warren Phillip-Clarke
John Caldicott
ARC
Wauchope Motors Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 9 Michael Boaden Helen Cheers ARC
Otech Australia Toyota Corolla Sportivo 10 Simon Knowles Margot Knowles Group N P
Fullerton Financial Services Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 11 Bruce Fullerton Hugh Reardon-Smith ARC
Trenk Contracting Pty Ltd Holden VE Commodore SS 15 Jacob Bruinsma Lisa White
Adam Tillett
PRC
MaxyRally.com Ford Fiesta ST 18 Razvan Vlad Daynom Nicoli Group N P
Desitrol Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 21 John Goasdoue Martin Darch ARC
Rallyschool.com.au Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII 22 Charlie Drake Ben Atkinson PRC
Lake Mountain Ski Hire Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V 25 Derek Reynolds Ray Baker
Rian Calder
PRC
BP / Citibank Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 25 Mike Bailey Caitlin Earley
Jeremy Browne
PRC
Miles Landscaping Subaru Impreza WRX 27
28
Graeme Miles Luke Goodman
Greg Miles
PRC
Repco Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRX STi 27 Mick Patton Kirrilee Gentleman PRC
Difflam Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III 29 Nigel Shellshear Paul Fletcher PRC
Cambray Sheep Cheese Subaru Impreza WRX STi 30 Tom Wilde Nerralie Wilde PRC
Berne Road Contractors Subaru Impreza WRX 30 John Berne Tony Best PRC
Rally Power Motorsport Subaru Impreza WRX STi 31 James Rodda Marcus Piristi PRC
Rallyschool Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII 32 Charlie Drake Matthew Harriott PRC
Gunnawyn Logistics Hyundai Getz 32 Tony Moore Nikki Moore PRC
Aero Fast Industrial Fastners Mazda 323 38 Mark Casper Greg Bankin PRC
Speedie Contractors Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 40 Luke Page Tiffany Baker-Schaefer PRC

Drivers Championship[edit]

Pointscore as follows.[3]

Pos Driver Forest Queensland South Australia Rally Australia Victoria Total
Leg1 Leg2 Leg1 Leg2 Overall Leg1 Leg2 Leg1 Leg2 Overall Leg1 Leg2
1 Justin Dowel 30 30 20 15 32 40 41 208
2 Ryan Smart 40 41 15 20 41 Ret 30 187
3 Mark Pedder 34 34 17 17 32 34 Ret 168
4 Mark Butcher 18 14 5 8 14 20 18 97
5 Steven Shepheard 8 Ret 13 13 26 30 Ret 90
6 Simon Knowles 16 18 7 9 18 9 10 87
7 Eli Evans 26 10 Ret Ret Ret 22 26 84
7 Derek Reynolds 20 20 4 3 6 6 4 84
9 Michael Boaden 11 Ret Ret 26 34 71
10 John Goasdoue 8 11 22 Ret 22 63
11 Charlie Drake 14 Ret 10 Ret Ret 14 20 58
12 Mick Patton 6 7 16 12 16 57
13 Razvan Vlad 12 16 4 3 6 6 4 51
14 Tom Wilde 22 26 48
15 James Rodda 7 22 18 Ret 47
15 Jacob Bruinsma 9 12 3 5 9 3 6 47
17 Luke Page Ret Ret 9 10 20 39
18 Nigel Shellshear 3 6 12 8 9 38
19 John Berne 2 5 10 4 5 26
20 Graeme Miles 10 Ret 7 7 24
21 Bruce Fullerton 10 12 22
22 Tony Moore 2 4 8 2 3 19
23 Mike Bailey Ret Ret Ret 5 8 13
24 Mark Casper 1 4 5 1 1 12
25 Barry Kirk Ret 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Season Calendar". www.rally.com.au. 26 November 2010. Retrieved 2001-08-01. 
  2. ^ http://www.rally.com.au/images/stories/Series_Points_2011_after_Rnd3.pdf
  3. ^ "2011 Australian Rally Champion ‐ Driver Pointscore ‐ Provisional" (pdf). Official website of the Australian Rally Championship. Retrieved 2011-08-01.