TICKETS to see the world’s fastest rally drivers in action will cost as little as $49 at Coates Hire Rally Australia on the New South Wales Coffs Coast on 10-13 September.
A range of one-day and three-day tickets is now on sale through NRMAtix, offering access to at least two dedicated spectator points each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with each also enjoying two passes by competitors in the FIA World Rally Championship and supporting ECB Australian Rally Championship rounds.
The popular WRC 3-Day Super Pass costs $176 plus booking fee and gives access to every spectator point throughout the weekend.
Several enhancements to the timetable and route promise a feast of easily-accessible rally spectating to the south, west and north of the competitors’ service park at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium.
Highlights of the 2015 event include three new Friday stages near Taylors Arm in the Nambucca region said to be among the most challenging on the 13-country WRC calendar.
In a “refreshing” bonus for spectators, the stages will run close to the famous Pub With No Beer.
Saturday features the fast and spectacular 50km Nambucca special stage highly praised by WRC drivers in last year’s event and a stage run at night at Valla, which will give fans a true taste of traditional rallying.
The rally will close with the televised WRC Power Stage at Wedding Bells, just north of Coffs Harbour, early on Sunday afternoon. This features an extensive spectator park with views of an exciting jump.
Plenty of free opportunities to see the drivers and cars will complement the spectator stage tickets.
The Coffs Harbour central business area in Harbour Drive will host the official Ceremonial Start on Thursday afternoon and the podium finish on Sunday.Throughout the rally, the service park at C.ex Coffs International Stadium will be alive with activity as rally cars and crews return for repairs, replenishment and refreshment throughout the day.
At the end of Friday and Saturday action, the top three drivers and their team managers will appear on stage in a live public interview session.