Secure your place in Australasia's largest tarmac rally now!
The 2021 Shannons Adelaide Rally, incorporating the Adelaide TT, is scheduled to run from November 25-28. Entries in each category are strictly capped and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Entrants can confirm their place in the event by completing this pre-entry registration form and paying a deposit. Entries will officially open in early August.
$25,000 PRIZE POOL
The Shannons Adelaide Rally is the only event of its type where the best tarmac drivers in the country come to battle for cash prizes and silverware.
$10,000 – Outright Adelaide Rally Winner
$10,000 – Adelaide Tourist Trophy Winner
$ 5,000 – Shannons Challenge Winner
Full-on competition, a spirited drive or a closed-road tour, however you enjoy your car there's a category to suit you in the Shannons Adelaide Rally. See the Event Overview for a more detailed explanation of all categories. Event documents can be downloaded here.
Shannons prima tour
The Shannons Prima Tour is integrated into Day 1 of the Shannons Adelaide Rally – Thursday November 25.
Open to Classic and Modern cars, Prima Tour covers a total distance of around 150km, including three closed road stages. The three stages for 2021 are different from previous Prima Tours, with the longest stage almost 20km long.
This is the event for you if you want a great day out on the roads without competition pressure. Closed roads are travelled at signposted limits or 80kmh, whichever is higher, with the freedom to use both sides of the road.
Want more than this? Have a look at the Main Tour and Spirit categories.
Entry price includes a single event Motorsport Australia licence. Neck to wrist to ankle clothing must be worn. The day will start from the Victoria Park 9am for a 10am departure (TBC).
The Shannons Adelaide Rally Tour runs over three days, starting on Friday November 26.
Nowhere in Australia is there a tour with so many separate activities packed into three days. Entrants are embraced as a key part of the Adelaide Rally and vehicles are displayed at all festive elements including Gouger Street Party and East End Finale.
The Touring course for 2021 has approximately 20% more closed road kilometres than that delivered in 2020. Participants run ahead of the Adelaide Rally competitors in packets, each with a tour leader who sets a swift and enjoyable pace.
Entry is open to modern and classic cars with current registration. The Main Tour incorporates various manufacturer tour groups. Driver and Navigator must have a Motorsport Australia Speed Licence – click here to apply direct with Motorsport Australia.
Redefining the spirited drive, the Spirit category runs over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Shannons Adelaide Rally. It is open to Modern and Classic cars.
The Spirit course for 2021 has approximately 20% more closed road kilometres than that delivered in 2020. In an untimed, non-competitive event, our tour leaders lead packets of cars at a swift pace on challenging, technical roads.
The speed limit on closed road sections is 120kmh. Helmets are required as is a Rallysafe fitting kit. Rallysafe units are provided in the event cost.
Participants take part in the Gouger Street Party and all stages on Days 2, 3 and 4 of the Rally. Motorsport Australia Speed Licence must be held by Driver and Navigator – click here to apply direct with Motorsport Australia.
$5000 cash prize
Challenge your limits! Open to Modern and Classic cars with awards given for both sub-categories, the Challenge category runs over all four days of the rally, including $5000 cash to the overall Challenge winner.
Competitors in this popular category are released at 30-second intervals and timed over closed road stages. A 130kmh speed limit applies on closed road stages, with time penalties for breaches.
Cars must comply with general safety requirements including a half roll cage and Rallysafe fitting kit, with frontal head restraint systems for both occupants. Technical freedoms exist in this class to allow highly modified street cars and hillclimb cars to enter.
Participants take part in the Gouger Street Party and all stages of the rally. Motorsport Australia Speed Licence is the minimum requirement for Driver and Navigator – click here to apply direct with Motorsport Australia.
$20,000 in cash prizes
The Shannons Adelaide Rally Competition is the premium category in the event. The category is timed and trophies awarded in Modern and Classic sub-categories, along with a $20,000 cash prize pool.
All cars must be fitted with a full roll cage, Rallysafe fitting kit and other general safety requirement, and comply with MA Tarmac or Gravel Rally Regulations.
Non-compliant cars may be eligible for demonstration class Category S inclusion.
Competitors are released at 30-second intervals and timed, and the competition is run under rally regulations.
Participants take part in the Gouger Street Party and all stages of the rally. Motorsport Australia National Rally Driver and Navigator licences are minimum requirement.
adelaide tourist trophy
Crews who reside outside of South Australia entered in Classic and Modern Competition are eligible for the Adelaide Tourist Trophy.
With the Adelaide Rally being renowned for its highly technical stages that are serpentine, tight and challenging, the event already attracts nearly 20% of its field from interstate.
The TT provides an even greater incentive to compete and rewards those from outside the state who rank highest in results with a handsome $10,000 cash prize. A half metre high trophy will be awarded to both the fastest Classic and Modern crews residing outside of South Australia.
The unique format is a first for Australasian Tarmac Rallying with a generous prize pool that will attract the best of the best from the region to stay and play in Adelaide.
HERITAGE TROPHY – HANDICAP COMPETITION
The Heritage Trophy is run within the Shannons Classic Competition and by default, all who enter the Classic Competition are eligible. Using a performance factor applied to each vehicle’s times, advantages are delivered to those with smaller engines and lower power to weight ratios.
For 2021 the performance matrix has been modified to further benefit small capacity engined vehicles under 2001cc in capacity. The competition is reminiscent of the Heritage Handicap Trophy competition held within the golden years of the Classic Adelaide Rally.
Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Vehicles entering the competitive categories of Shannons Modern and Classic Competitions must comply with the Technical Regulations of one of (not part of one or another) the regulations below. If your car doesn't comply you may be eligible for Category S.
Challenge Category also has additional freedoms in relation to wheel size, turbocharger, intercooler, intake and roll cage which are detailed in the Supp Regs.
Those not complying with the technical regulations above may apply to take part in the event subject to approval from the organiser within the demonstration class known as Category S, however the vehicle must still comply with safety and general requirements and will not be eligible for awards.
If you have a technical query please contact the entries manager Tim Possingham on email@example.com
Drivers and navigators in Tour, Spirit and Challenge categories must have a Motorsport Australia Speed Licence. This licence can be arranged via the Motorsport Australia website and requires current membership of a Motorsport Australia -affiliated car club. Click here to apply direct with Motorsport Australia.
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