RALLY AUSTRALIA APPOINTS EXPERIENCED OFFICIAL TO TOP SPORTING ROLE

ONE of Australia’s most experienced rally officials, Adrian Stafford, has been appointed to lead the sporting organisation of next year’s Rally Australia round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The 22nd Rally Australia will be staged on 12-15 September in the Coffs Coast region of New South Wales, 540 kilometres north of Sydney. Mr… Read more »

LOEB CLINCHES RECORD 9TH WRC; ATKINSON 8TH IN FRANCE

(WRC.com) SEBASTIEN Loeb and Daniel Elena secured their ninth FIA World Rally Championship crown – and Citroen’s eighth manufacturers’ title – with WRC career victory number 75 on Rallye de France Alsace yesterday. In emotional scenes after the final stage in his hometown of Haguenau, Loeb and co-driver Elena celebrated victory by 15.5 seconds over… Read more »

RALLY AUSTRALIA PREPARATIONS BEGIN AS 2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DATE ANNOUNCED

THE FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) will return to the New South Wales Coffs Coast for the 22nd Rally Australia on 12-15 September next year. Confirmation of the date by the Federation de l’Automobile World Motor Sport Council in Paris yesterday means preparations for the event will now begin in earnest. The WRC is renowned… Read more »

CONTRACT CONFIRMS 2013 RALLY AUSTRALIA

ORGANISERS of Rally Australia have signed a contract with the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, the world motorsport governing body, to stage another round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) next year. No date has been set for the Australian event, one of 13 included in the 2013 WRC calendar decided by the World Motor… Read more »

CLUB COFFS TO BE OFFICIALS HQ FOR RALLY AUSTRALIA

UP to 1500 Rally Australia officials will call Club Coffs home when the FIA World Rally Championship visits the Coffs Coast next September. Rally Australia and Club Coffs today formalised an agreement for the venue to be the headquarters for officials, mostly volunteers, expected to come from around Australia and overseas, as well as locally,… Read more »

“MOST SUCCESSFUL” RALLY AUSTRALIA DRAWS 92,000

THE Coffs Coast of New South Wales hosted the most successful round of Rally Australia in the event’s 21-year history, according to the final attendance total announced today. The World Rally Championship event, which finished last Sunday, attracted 92,223 people over three days and three nights to ticketed and non-ticketed venues, surpassing the crowds at… Read more »

Hirvonen back in the WRC fight at Rally Australia

FINLAND’S Mikko Hirvonen has reinvigorated the fight for the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship by winning a dramatic Rally Australia on the New South Wales Coffs Coast today. Hirvonen, co-driven by countryman Jarmo Lehtinen, began the final leg of the three-day event 22.7 seconds behind Ford teammate Jari-Matti Latvala. But when Latvala slowed to enable… Read more »