Round 13 Rally Australia 15 – 18 November 2018
Round 13 Rally Australia 15 – 18 November 2018
Round 13 Rally Australia 15 – 18 November 2018

Service Park

Australia, Coffs Harbour (UTC +11)

Stages

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Surface

Gravel

Results

 
2018
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Rally Australia

WRC first visited Australia in 1989 when the event covered a route on the west coast at Perth. It remained a firm fixture until 2006, winning the accolade of best rally three times in the 1990s. Moving to New South Wales in 2009, and two years later to Coffs Harbour, Rally Australia is a dusty, gravel rally that takes in shire roads and nestled deep into the rainforest at times. Since 2016, Australia has held the WRC season finale.

As one of the championship’s three non-European rounds, Australia requires teams and crews to acclimatise quickly to climate and time difference at the conclusion of a long season. It’s always good to end the year on a high, just as we did in 2017 with Thierry and Nicolas winning the rally.

Rally Australia Website

Essentials

  • Other side of the world

    Rally Australia requires our team to travel the furthest distance of any event on the calendar – it’s a direct distance of 16,298km from our Alzenau facility to Coffs Harbour!
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    Aussie animals

    Think of Australia and you’d probably think kangaroos or koalas. It is estimated that there are around 45 million ‘roos’ in Australia, almost twice the human population.
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    Coast to coast

    Australia has an immense coastline – the sixth longest in the world!
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    Banana split

    Coffs Harbour is home to the Big Banana, a tourist attraction and amusement park featuring, unsurprisingly, a big banana. It was built in 1964 as one Australia’s ‘Big Things’, a set of sculptures that appear around the country, that includes a Big Avocado, Big Golden Guitar and a Big Rubik Cube.
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    Go big or go home

    The largest property in Australia is larger than Thierry and Nicolas’ home country of Belgium!

Impressions

Results

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P1) • Hayden Paddon / Seb Marshall (P3) • Andreas Mikkelsen / Anders Jæger (P13)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P3) • Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P4) • Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P5)

Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P5) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P7) • Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P8)

Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P6) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P7) • Chris Atkinson / Stéphane Prevot (P10)

Review

Latest Release

19 November 2017
Victory in Australia

Day 3: Thierry/Nicolas triumph, Hayden/Seb take third

Getting there

  • Coffs Harbour Airport (CFS) – 4 km
  • Gold Coast Airport (OOL) – 298 km
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL) – 365 km
  • Brisbane Airport (BNE) – 400 km
  • Coffs Harbour – 6 km
  • Coffs Harbour Coach Terminal – 5 km
Service Park Coffs Harbour, Stadium Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 (Australia), 30°19’25.1”S 153°05.36.6”E

Calendar 2018