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OGIER APOLOGISES AFTER TEST CRASH

2017-10-23T15:59:37+00:00July 31, 2017|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier has apologised to fellow M-Sport drivers Elfyn Evans and Teemu Suninen for a heavy crash that ended the squad’s Neste Rally Finland pre-event test before they got the chance to drive. Ott Tänak and Ogier tested a Ford Fiesta WRC in Finland last week and were due to hand the car over to [...]

NEW TOYOTA TO BOOST HARRY BATES AT RALLY AUSTRALIA

2017-10-23T15:59:37+00:00July 31, 2017|

EMERGING star Harry Bates will arm himself with a new international-specification Toyota Yaris AP4 car in a quest to walk away from Kennards Hire Rally Australia in November as the 2017 – and youngest – Australian Rally Champion. The 224 kiloWatt, all-wheel drive Yaris is being built in Canberra at Neal Bates Motorsport, the workshop [...]

WORLD RALLY CHAMPION SÉBASTIEN OGIER’S F1 DREAM COMES TRUE

2017-07-31T13:15:33+00:00July 19, 2017|

WATCH THE VIDEO OF SÉBASTIEN OGIER'S F1 TEST HERE FOUR-time World Rally Champion has realised a dream to emulate his boyhood hero Ayrton Senna and tested a Formula 1 car. The location for Ogier’s dream date with an F1 car was Spielberg’s Red Bull Ring, home of Formula 1’s recent Austrian Grand Prix. The car [...]

New 2017 Rally Australia stages promise more World Rally excitement for spectators and drivers

2017-07-31T13:14:20+00:00July 7, 2017|

PHOTO: Rally Australia's 2017 WRC finale will feature new and upgraded stages designed to challenge the world's best drivers and entertain spectators (Jeremy Rogers pic) KENNARDS Hire Rally Australia will feature all-new competitive stages on the opening day and several other changes designed to increase the excitement for drivers and spectators at the 2017 FIA [...]

TOYOTA MARKS WRC RETURN WITH RALLY AUSTRALIA SPONSORSHIP

2017-07-31T13:13:19+00:00July 7, 2017|

PHOTO: Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala will be one of the stars when the Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team competes in November at Kennards Hire Rally Australia, for which Toyota Australia will be a major sponsor  (Toyota Gazoo pic) TOYOTA Australia has marked the brand’s return season to the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) by signing as [...]

HYUNDAI’S NEUVILLE WINS REMARKABLE WRC POLAND

2017-07-31T13:11:59+00:00July 3, 2017|

• Result: 1 Neuville 2 Paddon, 3 Tänak • Averages hit 135 kmh on WRC’s fastest rally • Neuville cuts Ogier’s championship lead again HYUNDAI’S Thierry Neuville won Orlen 74th Rally Poland on Sunday after one of the most remarkable battles in FIA World Rally Championship history. The Belgian claimed his third victory of the [...]

NEUVILLE LEADS TÄNAK BY 3.1SEC IN POLAND

2017-07-31T13:11:12+00:00July 2, 2017|

THIERRY Neuville leads Orlen 74th Rally Poland after a gripping WRC duel with Ott Tänak on Saturday. The lead changed hands four times between Neuville and Tänak with both suffering time-consuming problems before the Belgian ended with a 3.1sec advantage to carry into Sunday’s finale. Friday’s torrential rain and driving winds gave way to clearer [...]

NEUVILLE LEADS TIGHT THREE-CAR FIGHT IN POLAND

2017-07-31T13:10:26+00:00July 1, 2017|

  THIERRY Neuville leads Orlen 74th Rally Poland amid a thrilling battle on sodden roads on Friday. Driving a Hyundai i20, Thierry Neuville headed Ott Tänak’s Ford Fiesta by 1.3sec, with Jari-Matti Latvala a further 5.3sec behind in a Toyota Yaris. All three led during the first full day of this eighth round of the [...]

RALLY AUSTRALIA SOCIAL MEDIA 1# IN WRC

2017-07-31T13:09:44+00:00July 1, 2017|

PROMOTION of Kennards Hire Rally Australia has reached a world-beating milestone, with the event now ranked 1# on social media among all 13 rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship. In just a year since Rally Australia began a campaign to reach more fans through social media, its Facebook page had almost 217,000 Followers in [...]