2019 Shannons Adelaide Rally
The 2019 Shannons Adelaide Rally combines track activity at Victoria Park with a series of closed road stages up to 20km long, with a total competitive distance of almost 160km.
There are up to 32 stages planned. The closed road stages are highly technical, serpentine and challenging hillclimb-style roads. Many of these sections are taken from iconic Classic Adelaide Rally stages of old, such as Basket Range, Norton Summit, Gorge, Corkscrew, Chain of Ponds and more.
The furthest closed road stage from Adelaide is 55km away and the entire closed road course can be recce’d in one day. The competitive categories of the Shannons Adelaide Rally run over four days, with Challenge and Competition classes hitting their first stage of the event on the Wednesday afternoon.
Tour categories get started on Thursday morning, with the Prima Tour heading off first. Main Tour and Spirit cars will continue on to tackle more closed road stages and longer stages compared to 2018. Combined, all category entries are expected to eclipse the 304 entries received in 2018, making the Shannons Adelaide Rally possibly the largest tarmac rally field in Australasia for 2019.
The event focuses on spirited driving challenges and touring as well as hard-core rallying. Iconic closed road stages throughout the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and McLaren Vale Regions feature prominently. The result is four days jam-packed with activities and a festival feel not found at any other rally event in the country.