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Chris Nixon is Media Manager for Kennards Hire Rally Australia.

OGIER COLLECTS HIS WRC TROPHY AT PARIS FIA CEREMONY

2017-12-10T23:45:32+00:00 December 10, 2017|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier officially received his FIA World Rally Championship trophy at the annual prize-giving of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile in Paris on Friday night. PHOTO: Sébastien Ogier (centre), co-driver Julien Ingrassia (on Ogier’s right) and Malcolm Wilson (left of Ogier) receive their WRC trophies at the FIA prize-giving in Paris on Friday night (FIA [...]

RALLY AUSTRALIA SETS NEW GOALS FOR 2018 WORLD RALLY RETURN

2017-12-08T15:30:14+00:00 December 8, 2017|

COFFS COAST (NSW) - Rally Australia will assess a range of potential new spectator attractions as it plans the return of the FIA World Rally Championship to the New South Wales Coffs Coast next year. PHOTO: Spectators packed the waterfront Destination NSW Super Special Stage to see an exciting contest over two evenings during the [...]

FIA UPDATES 2018 WRC RULES

2017-12-07T18:49:04+00:00 December 7, 2017|

THE World Motor Sport Council of the FIA agreed to a number of regulation changes for the 2018 World Rally Championship during a meeting in Paris yesterday. From 2018, private teams or individual drivers will be permitted to enter 2017-specification World Rally Cars on WRC events, without the obligation to be entered by a manufacturer. [...]

VOLKSWAGEN HEADING BACK TO THE STAGES WITH POLO R5

2017-12-06T15:13:54+00:00 December 6, 2017|

WHEN Volkswagen retired from the FIA World Rally Championship after the 2016 Kennards Hire Rally Australia, it promised to return to the sport as a supplier of R5-specification customer rally cars. The stage is now set for the make’s return to the international rally world after the release this week of the Polo GTI R5. [...]

OGIER RE-SIGNS WITH M-SPORT FOR 2018 WRC

2017-11-29T20:05:26+00:00 November 29, 2017|

FIVE-time FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier has ended months of speculation about his future by re-signing with his current M-Sport World Rally Team for 2018. PHOTO: Deal done! Sébastien Ogier (left) and M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson shake hands after the World Champion re-signed for 2018 (M-Sport pic). The 33-year-old Frenchman signed a deal with [...]

TÄNAK WINS WRC TOP DRIVER AWARD FOR SECOND SEASON

2017-11-21T12:08:10+00:00 November 21, 2017|

SYDNEY - Ott Tänak carried off the top accolade at the WRC Gala awards in Sydney on Monday night as his M-Sport team took a clean sweep of the major honours. PHOTO: For the second year Ott Tänak received WRC's Driver of the Year award at the annual Sydney Gala after Kennards Hire Rally Australia [...]

LOCAL HERO QUINN CLAIMS MAIDEN AUSTRALIAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

2017-11-21T10:41:08+00:00 November 20, 2017|

COFFS COAST (NSW) – Local hero Nathan Quinn claimed his first CAMS Australian Rally Championship in front of passionate supporters at Kennards Hire Rally Australia yesterday. The Coffs Harbour businessman dominated the national field in the fifth and final ARC round, which was run alongside the FIA World Rally Championship closing round. He won all [...]

NEUVILLE SURVIVES CHAOS TO CLINCH RALLY AUSTRALIA CROWN

2017-11-19T19:38:58+00:00 November 19, 2017|

COFFS COAST (NSW) - Thierry Neuville has survived chaotic last-minute conditions to record his first Kennards Hire Rally Australia victory today. PHOTO: Thierry Neuville (right) and co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul celebrate beside their Hyundai after winning Kennards Hire Rally Australia today (Jeremy Rogers pic) Neuville had an early scare as torrential rain made the morning stages [...]

NEUVILLE IN CONTROL OF RALLY AUSTRALIA

2017-11-18T22:27:21+00:00 November 18, 2017|

COFFS COAST (NSW) - Belgium’s Thierry Neuville has edged closer to sealing second in the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship after a slashing performance on Day 2 of Kennards Hire Rally Australia. PHOTO: Big crowds of spectators were thrilled by WRC action from event leader Thierry Neuville (Jeremy Rogers pic) The Hyundai driver seized the [...]

NEUVILLE BUILDS WORLD RALLY AUSTRALIA ADVANTAGE ON COFFS STAGES

2017-11-18T17:09:52+00:00 November 18, 2017|

COFFS COAST (NSW) – Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville put in an electrifying run to dominate Day 2 of the FIA World Rally Championship finale at Kennards Hire Rally Australia today. PHOTO: Fast traffic! Leader Thierry Neuville throws his Hyundai i20 Coupe into a bend on today's stages of Kennards Hire Rally Australia (Bruce Thomas pic) [...]