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About Chris Nixon

Chris Nixon is Media Manager for Kennards Hire Rally Australia.

OGIER DOMINATES FOR FIFTH WIN IN WRC MEXICO

2019-03-11T10:42:49+00:00March 11, 2019|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier claimed his fifth Rally Guanajuato Mexico victory on Sunday afternoon to eat into Ott Tänak’s early season FIA World Rally Championship advantage. Ogier never relinquished the lead after moving his Citroën C3 to the front of the four-day encounter on Friday afternoon. He headed Tänak by 30.2sec after the Estonian outgunned Elfyn Evans [...]

OGIER HEADS FOR FIFTH WIN IN MEXICO

2019-03-10T15:23:37+00:00March 10, 2019|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier remained on course for a fifth Rally Guanajuato Mexico victory after recovering the lead following a mad morning in the mountains on Saturday. The Citroën C3 driver ended the penultimate leg with a 27.0sec lead over Elfyn Evans as fierce heat and tough gravel roads continued to take a toll on the FIA [...]

OGIER LEADS IN MEXICO

2019-03-09T13:50:51+00:00March 9, 2019|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier kept cool in the sweltering heat to lead Rally Guanajuato Mexico after an incident-filled opening leg on Friday. The world champion headed Elfyn Evans by 14.8sec after a tough day of dirt road action in the mountains near León sidelined closest rivals and Hyundai i20 team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo. Two morning [...]

(UPDATE) MEXICO OPENER WAS CANCELLED FOR SAFETY

2019-03-09T11:01:51+00:00March 8, 2019|

RALLY Guanajuato Mexico’s opening speed test through the streets of Guanajuato was halted on Thursday night (local time) for safety reasons after a jump ramp shortly before the finish became damaged. Esapekka Lappi was fastest through the 1.14km special stage in a Citroën C3 but the test was curtailed before championship frontrunners Ott Tänak, Thierry [...]

LAPPI LEADS AFTER FIRST STAGE IN MEXICO

2019-03-08T16:16:57+00:00March 8, 2019|

ESAPEKKA Lappi will take a lead of just 0.1 seconds into the first full day of competition at Rally Guanajuato Mexico on Friday after topping the field in Thursday night’s opening city stage in Guanajuato. Andreas Mikkelsen was second but in an extraordinarily tight contest Kris Meeke, Elfyn Evans, Thierry Neuville, Ott Tänak and Sébastien [...]

2018 RALLY AUSTRALIA SHOWDOWN RANKED 3# IN WRC GLOBAL TV AUDIENCE

2019-03-07T20:52:29+00:00March 8, 2019|

COFFS COAST (NSW) - Kennards Hire Rally Australia scored the third-biggest global television audience of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship season as three drivers fought for the title to the final stage of the year on the New South Wales Coffs Coast last November. The world watched in more than 150 television markets as Frenchman [...]

WRC RETURNS TO FOX WITH MEXICO COVERAGE

2019-03-07T19:02:34+00:00March 7, 2019|

THE FIA World Rally Championship returns to Australian TV screens this week when Fox Sports Australia broadcasts daily highlights from Rally Guanajuato Mexico. Mexico is round three of the series, which finishes at Kennards Hire Rally Australia on the NSW Coffs Coast in November. Next weekend’s event is one of the most dramatic in the [...]

CHAMPIONSHIP LEADER TÄNAK FACES DIRT ROAD TRIAL IN MEXICO

2019-03-07T21:11:31+00:00March 7, 2019|

OTT Tänak faces a massive task as he leads the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time into the third round in Mexico, which starts later today, local time. His ‘reward’ for winning in Sweden last month and moving top of the standings is to head the start order for Rally Guanajuato Mexico, the [...]

HYUNDAI DROPS MIKKELSEN FOR CORSICA

2019-02-21T13:06:34+00:00February 20, 2019|

HYUNDAI Motorsport has dropped Andreas Mikkelsen from its line-up for next month’s Corsica Linea - Tour de Corse on 28-31 March. The Korean squad will replace the 2016 Rally Australia winner with tarmac specialist Dani Sordo, who will tackle the Mediterranean island asphalt classic alongside Sébastien Loeb and lead driver Thierry Neuville in i20 World [...]

TÄNAK TAKES WORLD RALLY LEAD WITH VICTORY IN SNOWY SWEDEN

2019-02-18T11:29:40+00:00February 18, 2019|

TOYOTA’S Ott Tänak claimed a commanding victory at Rally Sweden on Sunday to lead the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time in his career. He eased his Toyota Yaris through the short final leg on snow and ice-covered roads to win the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship by 53.7sec. The [...]