2019 Otago Rally program



Wednesday 5th December 2018
‘Intention to Enter’ Forms made available

January 2019
Entries open. Documents will be available at www.otagorally.com

Thursday 14th March 2019
Entries close (at reduced fee)

Thursday 28th March 2019
Supplementary Regulations – Part 2 (Acceptance of Entry) emailed

Late Entries (received after 14th March)
Will be accepted at discretion of the organiser, however maximum entry numbers will apply


Wednesday 10th April 2019
1200 – 2000 hours Documentation available for those undertaking Media Day and Recce. Rally HQ, Southern Cross Hotel, High Street, Dunedin.
1400 – 1700 hours Media Day (separate registration required for those who wish to participate).

Thursday 11th April 2019
0600 – 1830 hours Two pass convoy reconnaissance for the Sunday stages commences at 0730 near Oamaru [1.5 hours drive north of Dunedin].
0900 – 1600 hours Headquarters Open, Southern Cross Hotel. Documentation available.
1930 hours Pre rally ‘Dinner with the Stars’ – venue TBA

Friday 12th April 2019
0730 – 1530 approx Reconnaissance for the Saturday stages continues south of Dunedin
0900 – 1500 hours Scrutineering and Technical Checks – Venue : TBA
(Ref Acceptance of Entry for designated times)
1200 – 1500 hours Documentation – Rally HQ, Southern Cross Hotel – for those not doing recce.
1700 hours Cars to be in place in the Octagon
1700 – 1800 hours Motorshow : the Octagon, Dunedin
1730 – 1800 hours Autograph Session (NZRC and other invited competitors) – The Octagon
1800 hours Official Opening of Event – the Octagon
1815 hours First Car departs from ceremonial start in the Octagon. All remaining cars follow.
1900 hours First Meeting of Stewards – Rally HQ, Southern Cross Hotel
1930 hours Publication of Start List – Rally HQ, Southern Cross Hotel
2000 hours Novice Briefing – Rally HQ, Southern Cross Hotel

Saturday 13th April 2019
* 0700 hours Leg One commences – First Car departs
* 0725 hours Stage 1 commences
1610 hours First Car arrives at Parc Ferme
1900 hours Progress Results posted for Leg One

Sunday 14th April 2019
* 0600 hours First Car departs Leg Two
* 0745 hours First Car starts SS9
1530 hours First Car arrives at Finish Ramp – Dunedin Railway Station
1730 hours Provisional Results posted – Rally HQ, Southern Cross Hotel
1830 hours Prize Giving Venue Open – Dunedin Town Hall
2000 hours Prize Giving Ceremony Commences
2200 hours – ?? After Party

* Note: Exact times will be contained in the published Road Book