KENNARDS Hire Rally Australia will get to the starting line on the NSW Coffs Coast in November thanks to the support of a prestigious group of sponsors and partners.
In its second year as naming sponsor, Kennards Hire will boost its involvement through additional promotions and activations, including a display at the Rally Park competitor service headquarters.
The New South Wales Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW continues the vital support it began when Rally Australia moved to the State in 2009. Destination NSW will again be the naming sponsor of the spectacular harbourside Destination NSW Super Special Stage, while the rally’s dedicated television coverage will showcase the Coffs Coast’s tourist attractions to more than 35 million viewers in 150 markets around the world.
Coffs Coast City Council provides many resources for the event, in particular the public venues for the Destination NSW Super Special Stage, Rally Park competitor service headquarters and city-centre official start and finish celebrations.
Rally Australia welcomes Toyota Australia as official vehicle partner in 2017. Australia’s number one new vehicle seller, Toyota also has an unmatched heritage in Australian rallying, supporting the Toyota crew of Neal Bates and Coral Taylor to four Australian Championships, plus other achievements.
At Rally Australia, Toyota fans will be cheering not only the official Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team but also Neal’s son Harry as he bids to win the CAMS Australian Rally Championship.
Forestry Corporation of NSW is an invaluable Rally Australia partner, providing in immaculate condition many kilometres of challenging special stage roads equal to the best in the FIA World Rally Championship.
Rally Australia Chairman Ben Rainsford thanked all the event sponsors and partners.
“Rally Australia is a huge and complex event requiring efficient logistics and extensive infrastructure over a wide area of the Coffs Coast region. With the incredible resources, as well as funding, that our sponsors and partners bring us it is never more true to say they are vital to staging Rally Australia,” Mr Rainsford said.
“Many other organisations at national and local level also contribute to the event. In particular, I knowledge the Coffs Coast business – and resident – communities, who send out a loud and clear message that the World Rally Championship is a very welcome visitor.”