QRC 1 – Inspirations Paint Capalaba Hinterland Rally Imbil
On behalf of the Brisbane Sporting Car Club, welcome to the Inspirations Paint Capalaba Hinterland Rally Imbil 2020, Round 1 of the Queensland Rally Championship.
I’d like to acknowledge and thank Marius Swart from Inspirations Paint Capalaba who has once again made a generous contribution financially to the event and has helped BSCC continue to run events around the Imbil surrounds. These roads have become part of Queensland rallying tradition and make up valued events of the Queensland Rally calendar.
This event marks the return of the QRC since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. The event will be conducted in accordance with the requirements laid out in the Motorsport Australia Return to Race Strategy & compliance with the requirements of the Queensland Government. Let me just say, this has not been an easy road but one that we must all follow to see our sport continue in this present time.
We are under considerable responsibility to protect the safety of all involved. Please accept the Requirements as the new way going forward and work with our officials to make it a model return to QRC.
This year’s event follows on from the great experience we enjoyed last year and utilises many of the same roads. In planning, we have found some new tracks to use and some old that we could not. As a result, while using familiar grounds, the course has differences from previous years and offers a mixture of open roads and technical challenges.
I am honoured to have the opportunity to act as Clerk of Course for the first time and for my local event and thank Paul Woodward for his support during this transition. I know I will be leaning on him to ensure we conduct the best event possible.
To conclude, I believe we have a great event on offer so please come along as a competitor or official and support our efforts.
Mal Bartolo (Clerk of the Course)