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Yearly Archives: 2014

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KUBICA STAYS WITH FIESTA FOR 2015

2014-12-27T11:22:34+00:00December 27, 2014|

PHOTO: Robert Kubica finishes ninth in Coates Hire Rally Australia (Jeremy Rogers pic) ROBERT Kubica has ended months of speculation about his future by confirming he will remain in the WRC and tackle every round of the championship, including Rally Australia in 2015. In his second full season at the sport’s highest level, the 30-year-old [...]

COFFS COUNCIL BACKS 2015 RALLY

2014-12-21T03:51:15+00:00December 21, 2014|

COFFS Harbour City Council will be a sponsor of Rally Australia events in 2015. Councillors meeting on 17 December adopted a recommendation to continue sponsorship of the Australian round of the World Rally Championship (WRC; the Australian Rally Championship also runs with the WRC) and a round of the Australian Off Road Championship (AORC) that [...]

PADDON GETS 9 ROUNDS WITH HYUNDAI IN 2015

2014-12-15T07:01:38+00:00December 15, 2014|

PHOTO:  Kiwi fans wave for Paddon at Coates Hire Rally Australia in September (Jeremy Rogers pic) RISING Kiwi star Hayden Paddon will remain part of the Hyundai Motorsport WRC line-up after signing with the team for at least nine rallies next season. The 27-year-old will compete in a broadened campaign next season, driving a minimum [...]

RALLY AUSTRALIA MOVES TO NEW COFFS HARBOUR HQ

2014-12-12T04:59:39+00:00December 12, 2014|

RALLY Australia has moved to a new headquarters office in Coffs Harbour. The new office close to the city centre provides improved space and facilities for staff and easy access for visitors. The new office is at - 1st Floor City Boulevard Arcade Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 The new main telephone number is, +61 [...]

NEW SENIOR APPOINTMENT AT RALLY AUSTRALIA

2014-12-12T04:52:38+00:00December 12, 2014|

RALLY Australia has strengthened the team at its Coffs Harbour headquarters with the appointment of Wayne Kenny as Senior Executive Officer. Mr Kenny started in his position on 1 December after moving to Coffs Harbour from Canberra. He is already well known to the event’s staff and partners, having been an Assistant Clerk of Course [...]

SOLBERG WRC RETURN?

2014-12-11T06:07:39+00:00December 11, 2014|

PHOTO: Petter Solberg in action for Subaru WRT at 2013 Rally Australia. PETTER Solberg, one of the most popular WRC drivers of the past decade, could return to the championship in 2015. The Norwegian 2003 World Champion won the inaugural FIA World Rallycross Championship this year, but has never denied ambitions to return to rallying. [...]

OFF ROAD BACK AT RALLY AUSTRALIA in 2015

2014-12-08T04:16:35+00:00December 8, 2014|

 PHOTO: Shannon Rentsch in action at the 2014 Pedders Suspension Coffs Coast 400 (Randall Kilner Dirtcomp pic) THE Australian Off Road Championship will return as a major event at Rally Australia in 2015. The event on 11-13 September will be round four of a five-round championship showcasing some of the most exciting competition in Australian [...]

FIA PRESENTS TOP OFFICAL’S AWARD

2014-12-06T12:11:52+00:00December 6, 2014|

PHOTO:  Adrian Stafford's award for Outstanding Official of the Year is collected by his daughter Fiona North from FIA President Jean Todt at the FIA Gala in Doha. THE award to Rally Australia Clerk of Course Adrian Stafford for world motor sport’s Outstanding Official of the Year has been presented at the annual FIA gala night [...]

ØSTBERG STAYS AT CITROEN FOR 2015

2014-12-04T14:50:46+00:00December 4, 2014|

PHOTO: Mads Østberg in action on Coates Hire Rally Australia 2014 (Jeremy Rogers pic) MADS Ostberg will remain with Citroen for a full 13-round program in next year’s WRC, the team announced today. Although the Norwegian finished fifth in the 2014 standings in his first year with the French squad, questions arose over whether he [...]

SPLIT TIMES BANNED FROM 2015

2014-12-03T14:54:37+00:00December 3, 2014|

  WRC crews will be banned from receiving split times in Special Stages from the start of the 2015 season, in a move intended to spice up competition. The FIA World Motor Sport Council voted for the ban today in Doha, with big penalties, likely to include exclusion from the championship, for breaking the rules. [...]