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Chris Nixon is Media Manager for Kennards Hire Rally Australia.

TÄNAK WINS HOME EVENT IN FINLAND DRESS-REHEARSAL

2018-07-16T14:19:08+00:00 July 16, 2018|

TOYOTA’S leading WRC driver Ott Tanak has staked his claim to win the team’s “home” event by taking a dress-rehearsal victory in his own country at the weekend. PHOTO: From left, Seb Marshall, Hayden Paddon, Ott Tänak, Martin Järveoja, Craig Breen and Scott Martin celebrate on the Rally Estonia podium (Hyundai pic) Tanak beat Hayden [...]

RALEIGH SPECIAL STAGE AN ACTION ATTRACTION FOR WRC RALLY AUSTRALIA FANS

2018-07-15T11:24:39+00:00 July 15, 2018|

COFFS COAST (NSW) – Spectators will have the “best view in the house” when drivers in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) tackle the tight twists and turns of the Raleigh Special Stage at Kennards Hire Rally Australia in November. PHOTO: The Raleigh Special Stage at Kennards Hire Rally Australia will offer fans all-day amphitheatre-style [...]

RALLY GUIDE 1 NOW AVAILABLE

2018-07-10T13:50:09+00:00 July 10, 2018|

THE organisers of Kennards Hire Rally Australia have released Rally Guide 1, a comprehensive information guide for prospective competitors in Round 13 of the FIA World Rally Championship on 15-18 November. Rally Guide 1 is available to DOWNLOAD HERE. For further information, please contact Rally Australia - Tel.:  +61 (02) 6648 4972 Email:  services@rallyaustralia.com.au Post: [...]

M-SPORT PROMISES MAXIMUM EFFORT FOR OGIER’S FINAL TITLE PUSH

2018-07-06T15:04:15+00:00 July 6, 2018|

THREE weeks before the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship season resumes for its second half, Sébastien Ogier’s team boss has promised maximum effort to help the Frenchman beat Thierry Neuville to the drivers’ title. Neste Rally Finland on 26-29 July opens the final leg of the 13-round season and is expected to see the start [...]

BIG THRILLS IN STORE AS MAJOR ROUTE CHANGES LAUNCH 2018 RALLY AUSTRALIA TICKETS

2018-07-02T18:16:00+00:00 July 2, 2018|

A MAJOR upgrade of the route for Kennards Hire Rally Australia will deliver big new thrills for spectators and even greater challenges for drivers when the FIA World Rally Championship returns for its 2018 finale on the New South Wales Coffs Coast in November. PHOTO (click to download): “Flying Finn” Jari-Matti Latvala will be bidding [...]

YARIS TEST AWAITS KIMI – IF HE’S INTERESTED

2018-06-29T16:50:48+00:00 June 29, 2018|

A TOYOTA Yaris test awaits Formula 1 champion Kimi Raikkonen if he wants to renew his experience of the FIA World Rally Championship. While speculation surrounds the Finnish-born star and his Ferrari future after 2018, countryman and Toyota Gazoo Racing team principal Tommi Mäkinen has said he’s ready to offer Kimi a test in one [...]

ØSTBERG RETURNS TO RALLY AUSTRALIA WITH CITROËN

2018-06-20T22:27:18+00:00 June 20, 2018|

MADS Østberg will contest Kennards Hire Rally Australia for manufacturer Citroën after being announced today as the FIA World Rally Championship squad’s driver for the rest of the 2018 season. Østberg was confirmed today to drive a Citroën C3 WRC in place of Irishman Kris Meeke, who was axed from the manufacturer team after crashing [...]

NEUVILLE VS OGIER BATTLE “FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS”

2018-06-11T17:17:27+00:00 June 11, 2018|

THIERRY Neuville and Sébastien Ogier, the two leading rivals for this year’s FIA World Rally Championship, have hailed their heart-stopping, final-day battle at last weekend’s Rally Italia Sardegna as one for the history books. In a win-or-bust effort, Neuville won the WRC sixth round in his Hyundai i20 by 0.7 seconds after starting the last [...]

OGIER PENALTY SUSPENDED AFTER TIME CARD ERROR

2018-06-11T16:47:27+00:00 June 11, 2018|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier’s challenge for a sixth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship remains alive after he was allowed to keep his Rally Italia Sardegna points following  a time card error on Sunday. Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia were reported to event stewards after hurriedly departing the finish of the penultimate special stage without collecting the card, [...]

NEUVILLE BOOSTS WORLD RALLY LEAD WITH LAST-STAGE TRIUMPH IN ITALY

2018-06-11T01:17:33+00:00 June 11, 2018|

THIERRY Neuville snatched a thrilling Rally Italia Sardegna victory on Sunday after edging FIA World Rally Championship title rival Sébastien Ogier in an electrifying, last-stage shootout. PHOTO: Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville (right) and co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul celebrate their thrilling narrow victory in Rally Italia Sardegna (Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Media pic) Neuville trailed Ogier by 0.8sec [...]