During the run-up to the 2015 Plains Rally, our sport was going through a period of rapid and significant change, especially with respect to spectator safety and consequently, the organiser’s limited the number of spectator venues, while we got to grips with the changes that were being made.


We would like to apologise for taking that action, but we did so with the best of intentions. Now that we understand the requirements of the Multi Venue Stage Rally Safety Requirements, and more importantly, how to implement them, we hope, subject to our forest allocation, to provide more official spectator locations on the 2016 Plains Rally.


In the months and weeks leading up to the rally, we will publish all of the information you need to enjoy a full day’s entertainment on the Plains Rally, here. You can also keep in touch of developments by following our social media feeds.



PLEASE plan your event with safety in mind. The following points may help:


  • We have tried to ensure that you will be able to reach your chosen spectator viewing area without walking on the special stage. If you decide to leave the stage prior to the last competitor, PLEASE ensure that you walk on the pathways or behind the tree line. All the competitors will be travelling at high speeds and spectators are strongly advised NOT to walk on the rally route.
  • All spectators are reminded that motorsport can be dangerous and despite us taking all reasonable precautions, unavoidable accidents can happen. In respect of these, you are present at your own risk.
  • We ask that you obey all instructions of safety marshals, spectator marshals and police officers in relation to your safety and that of others.
  • Please make sure you dress to take full account of the weather. As some of you may be arriving or departing in the dark, please remember to bring a torch with you. Also remember to wear sturdy footwear for typical forest conditions. Please be aware that the weather at the time of the event can be wet and extremely cold especially for the early morning and late afternoon stages.
  • Please do not bring your dogs to the event as they can be startled by the loud noises and cause a danger to others - disabled assistance dogs only (on leads at all times.)
  • Children and infants should ALWAYS be accompanied by an adequate amount of adults at all times who are responsible for their behaviour and safety.
  • Beware of flying stones and uneven or slippery surfaces.
  • Stay above the track (never below).
  • Do no stand in the straight-on position - you will be removed.
  • Respect the signs and the tape; Yellow and Black is GOOD - i.e., it is ok to stand behind this tape, Red and White = a NO GO area, Prohibited area MEANS prohibited area.