|UPDATE: Saturday 10th August, midday
Unfortunately wet weather has seen today’s Rainbow Desert Enduro postponed until tomorrow, Sunday 11th August.
Rainbow Desert Enduro said this morning that accessibility and safety risks were behind the decision.
“The prologue and section 1 of the event has been cancelled. Cars will be seeded and a slight change to the Laps for each series,” they said in a statement earlier.
EARLIER: original story prior to event being postponed:
The off-road racers have returned to Rainbow for the third Rainbow Desert Enduro.
A large team of volunteers have been working for months to prepare the track and facilities and will be on deck all weekend to ensure another successful race.
This event will see competitors travel more than 500 kilometres along the tough desert track over the two days as they drive the 75 kilometre track seven times across the weekend.
Rainbow is building a reputation as one of the toughest events in Australia due to the harsh conditions of the track, and with the rain over the last couple of days, which will create mud for drivers to contend with.
The Enduro is the BFGoodrich CAMS Australian Off Road Championship’s season finale as well as the CAMS Victorian Off Road Championship and the Victorian Off Road Club Shield.
The main street of Rainbow was closed to traffic on Friday afternoon and evening as the competing vehicles went through scrutineering before lining up to be viewed by the large crowd that braved the cold and damp elements.
This morning the action will move to the GrainCorp Bow Hill site, one kilometre west of the town where the pits and start/finish line are located, along with spectator facilities including catering and viewing areas.