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RALLY AUSTRALIA APPOINTS BARRY HABGOOD AS CHIEF SCRUTINEER AND TECHNICAL MANAGER

2012-12-21T14:20:53+00:00 December 21, 2012|

RALLY Australia has appointed Barry Habgood as Chief Scrutineer and Technical Manager of the FIA World Rally Championship event on the New South Wales Coffs Coast next September. Mr Habgood will manage the technical scrutiny of up to 150 cars expected to contest the WRC and support events at Rally Australia on 12-15 September. Cars [...]

HYUNDAI WRC RETURN CLOSER

2012-12-21T14:15:44+00:00 December 21, 2012|

(WRC.com release, 22/12/2012) HYUNDAI’S return to the FIA World Rally Championship will take another step forward when the firm's motorsport division opens a new base in Germany early next year. The South Korean manufacturer announced in September that it would be making a WRC comeback with a World Rally Car based on its i20 model. [...]

COFFS RALLY THIS WEEKEEND ON NETWORK TEN

2012-12-19T14:13:17+00:00 December 19, 2012|

(Event release, 19/12/2012) THE Snake Racing Coffs Coast Rally staged in October will feature in a two-hour season review of the 2012 Bosch Australian Rally Championship to be broadcast on Channel Ten this weekend. Offering local fans a chance to re-live the action or catch up on some they missed, the program will air on [...]

FAST YOUNG GUNS PROMISE EXTRA EXCITEMENT FOR 2013 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

2012-12-17T14:14:46+00:00 December 17, 2012|

A BIG injection of young driving talent is set to bring extra excitement to the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship, including Rally Australia next September. The three leading teams, Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT, Ford-mounted Qatar M-Sport WRT and the highly-anticipated Volkswagen Motorsport, all have included young drivers alongside experienced seniors for their 2013 campaigns [...]

ATKO’S FAVOURITE WRC STAGES

2012-12-02T13:52:19+00:00 December 2, 2012|

(WRC.com release) AUSTRALIA’S most successful international rally driver, Chris “Atko” Atkinson, is back in the news after an impressive five outings in a factory-backed Mini John Cooper Works WRC this season. Chris’s many fans hope his fine performance leads to a WRC return in 2013 and his first appearance in Rally Australia since 2006, especially [...]

OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP TO BOOST RALLY AUSTRALIA EXCITEMENT

2012-11-09T08:32:07+00:00 November 9, 2012|

SPECTACULAR off road competition cars in a round of their national championship will boost the excitement for spectators at Rally Australia on the New South Wales Coffs Coast next September.   The Australian Off Road Championship will be a new feature of the support program for Rally Australia, which will host round 10 of the [...]

RALLY AUSTRALIA APPOINTS EVENT MANAGER

2012-11-08T14:21:21+00:00 November 8, 2012|

RALLY Australia, the round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) to be staged on the New South Wales Coffs Coast next September, has appointed experienced motorsport organiser and competitor David Catchpole as Event Manager. Mr Catchpole will start his job in Coffs Harbour early next month and will have a central role in local [...]

NEW-LOOK WRC ON THE WAY TO AUSTRALIA AS LOEB THROTTLES BACK

2012-10-13T14:18:08+00:00 October 13, 2012|

A NEW-look FIA World Rally Championship, including Rally Australia next September, is around the corner after French legend Sebastien Loeb capped his reign of unprecedented dominance with victory in the Rally de Espana, then retired from full-time driving. Leading since the second of three days around the Spanish coastal city of Salou, Loeb on Sunday [...]

RALLY AUSTRALIA APPOINTS EXPERIENCED OFFICIAL TO TOP SPORTING ROLE

2012-10-09T14:21:47+00:00 October 9, 2012|

ONE of Australia’s most experienced rally officials, Adrian Stafford, has been appointed to lead the sporting organisation of next year’s Rally Australia round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The 22nd Rally Australia will be staged on 12-15 September in the Coffs Coast region of New South Wales, 540 kilometres north of Sydney. Mr [...]

LOEB CLINCHES RECORD 9TH WRC; ATKINSON 8TH IN FRANCE

2012-10-08T14:07:55+00:00 October 8, 2012|

(WRC.com) SEBASTIEN Loeb and Daniel Elena secured their ninth FIA World Rally Championship crown - and Citroen's eighth manufacturers' title - with WRC career victory number 75 on Rallye de France Alsace yesterday. In emotional scenes after the final stage in his hometown of Haguenau, Loeb and co-driver Elena celebrated victory by 15.5 seconds over [...]