Minor changes made to Otago Classic Rally regs
Changes have been made to the Otago Classic Rally regulations that will take effect for the 2024 rally, from April 13-14 next year.
Although relatively minor, the changes have been made to tidy up some inconsistencies in the previous regulations, as well as allowing some minor freedoms for certain vehicles.
According to to Tony Johnston, a long-time classic rally protagonist and Otago Rally committee member, the changes are an evolution, rather than a revolution.
“The overall eligibility has not changed, with the Classic Rally still for cars built prior to 1987, and still for two-wheel drive* cars,” Johnston said.
“We have now allowed cars to use 6-speed gearboxes, but the ban on sequential gearboxes still applies.”
There have also been changes around the clarity of variable valve timing, and around the 16-valve and 20-valve 4AGE heads.
* The rally has a separate category for 4WD classic rally cars