Rally Australia fighting for last place

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Rally Australia organisers are planning to bump Rally GB from the last event on the WRC calendar from 2016 onwards. The 2015 calendar has Rally Australia in the same September slot as this year, with Rally GB in its traditional finale position. However, Rally Australia boss Ben Rainsford, who is negotiating with the FIA to […]

2014 Rally Australia in pictures

In our biggest WRC gallery yet—there’s 88 photos in all—here’s your chance to relive Rally Australia. If you’re a Volkswagen fan this might be one to bookmark becuase for the first time in their WRC existence the German juggernaut claimed a clean sweep of all three podium positions. Also taking a clean sweep were the […]

Sebastien Ogier wins 2014 Rally Australia

Sebastien Ogier led a dominant Volkswagen team to victory at Rally Australia on the weekend. Volkswagen drivers filled all three podium steps in order of seniority, with Jari-Matti Latvala finishing just 6.8 seconds behind Ogier and Andreas Mikkelsen a bit over a minute further behind. With that Volkswagen successfully defended its manufacturers championship and in […]

Chris Atkinson ready for Rally Australia challenge

In rallying terms it’s been a long time since Chris Atkinson was behind the wheel of the Hyundai i20 WRC, but he is very much looking forward to grabbing his opportunity at Rally Australia (11–14 September) with both hands. “There’s been a bit of a gap between events but that hasn’t stopped me before and […]

Sebastien Ogier wins 2013 Rally Australia

Volkswagen ace Sebastien Ogier enjoyed a commanding weekend around Coffs Harbour winning 19 of 22 stages on his way to a dominant Rally Australia victory. It’s his sixth win of the year and came within a whisker of confirming his maiden world championship. In order for Ogier to claim the title in Australia he needed […]

Rally Australia: Out Dani Sordo, in Kris Meeke

In a cruel irony former MINI WRC driver Dani Sordo has been cast aside by the Citroën World Rally Team and will be replaced by former MINI WRC driver Kris Meeke. Meeke and co-driver Chris Patterson will step into Sordo’s car for Rally Australia (13–15 September). An official Citroën WRT statement suggests that Dani can […]

Mikko Hirvonen wins Rally Australia

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Mikko Hirvonen has capped off a great trip down under by winning Rally Australia. The event was held over the weekend at Coffs Harbour on the NSW north coast. Even better for Ford was the fact Jari-Matti Latvala competed strongly and came home in second place. In fact, Latvala lead for much of the final […]

Repco Rally Australia rocks on despite cancellation of SS6

Repco Rally Australia began in earnest yesterday. That’s good news for the people of the Northern Rivers region of NSW right? A World Rally Championship event on your doorstep, doesn’t get any better than that, surely! Not according to the “No Rally” group who forced the cancellation of Special Stage 6 this morning, with reports […]