Less than 8 weeks till the 2008 Rich River Trial!

Entries are starting to roll in for the 2008 Rich River Trial, to be held on Saturday 12th July.

This Echuca–based Touring Road Event starts around 3pm with a 130km afternoon touring section across the flat river plain country towards the township of Cohuna for a dinner break. As soon as the sun sets, crews will head into the Gunbower Forest, where the route has been recently modified due to an environmental flow that has flooded some of the roads (for the entire winter!). Crossing into NSW, the event will then use many of the same roads in the Perricoota & Koondrook Forests as used in recent BP Ultimate Rally.

Supplementary Regulations are available now on the Rich River Trial page.

Of course, officials are always needed and a weekend in the Echuca-Moama district, away from the intensity of a southern Victoria winter, should be a great attraction (and reward) for those who can make themselves available. Registering is easy – just visit the officials section of the website at http://vicrallychampionship.com.au/official_signup.php and fill in your details, or contact Officials Co-ordinator Russell Opie on 0430 455 776 or ropie@pacific.net.au

If you’re wondering just what this year’s Rich River Trial will be like, read the following comment by Graham Thompson, who competed last year;

“The Rich River Trial took me back to the style of event that hooked me nearly 40 years ago. It was a trial rather than a rally with some tracks to be endured rather than enjoyed; a real mix of challenges. In trials no-one grumbles about the odd bad road; it is all part of the mix. If you and your co-driver are jaded with the current format of forest racing with many tedious liaison sections and overly generous service breaks, try this form; it will not disappoint.”

See the rest of Graham’s article below

For further details, contact: Steuart Snooks
Direct: (03) 9803 8222
Mobile: 0413 830 772

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