There are ample opportunities for spectators to enjoy the action out in the forests as well as in the Service Park where crews can be seen frantically maintaining their cars.
A Rally differs from other forms of motorsport in that the cars do not compete on a ‘circuit’ instead they compete on closed road sections that they have only driven over twice in order to make their ‘pace notes’, a short-hand system of symbols that enables the Co-Driver to describe to the Driver what hides around the next corner or over that blind crest. In an event they may only see a particular corner 4 times…and given that the gravel conditions will be different each time, rather than the same lap after lap after lap, many argue that Rally drivers are the most skilled of all motorsport competitors.
There is a wide variety of cars competing including Classics like Ford Escorts and Datsun 1600’s to more modern turbocharged Mitsubishi Evos, Subaru WRXs and even a number of International spec “R5” cars.
Yes, you get to spectate for FREE…whether at one of the special stages at the Bunbury Speedway or Nannup or if you prefer just wandering around the Nannup Service Park…it is all FREE.
The Make Smoking History Forest Rally is a SMOKE FREE EVENT.