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Coffs Harbour  Australia

The first edition of Rally Australia came in 1988, as part of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship and just a year later, the event made its debut on the WRC calendar. Until the year 2006, Perth served as its host city in the West of the country. After a brief stint in New South Wales from 2009, the event came to its current location of Coffs Harbour in 2011.

The rally is highly regarded by fans and crews alike, a fact that is supported by it being crowned FIA Rally of the Year on three separate occasions: 1995, 1999 and 2000.

14 Nov - 17 Nov AUSTRALIA
LOCATION COFFS HARBOUR
TIME ZONE +11:00
STAGES 25
DISTANCE TOTAL 1084KM
SURFACE GRAVEL
RESULTS

2018 P2
2017 P3
2016 P4
2015 P5








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Fast Facts

  • Rally Australia represents the longest journey of the season for the team. Coffs Harbour is 16,298 km from Alzenau in a direct line.
  • The 2016 itinerary had 23 special stages, the second highest number of any rally on the calendar, just one short of Finland.
  • Despite the large number of stages, the combined stage distance in 2016 was actually one of the lowest of the year at 312.98km.

Highlights

  • The rally includes a stage through the town of Coffs Harbour and a stage around a local racetrack.
  • The 50km Nambucca stage, one of the longest of the season, is a firm driver favourite with numerous surface changes, beautiful scenery and a fast, flowing nature.
  • The centre of Australia’s banana industry, you can’t escape the site of the Coffs Harbour Big Banana – the area’s biggest tourist attraction.

Challenge

  • A mix of hard base roads, some tight and twisty and others fast and flowing.
  • Shire roads are lined by trees close to the edge in many places.
  • Many stages travel through dense rainforest and the low angle of the sun in mornings and evenings can create a ‘strobe’ effect as it flashes through the branches.

Car Setup

  • Gravel suspension.
  • Hard and soft compound tyres.

Results

2018
Hayden Paddon / Seb Marshall (P2)

2017
Hayden Paddon / Seb Marshall (P3)

2016
Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P4)

2015
Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P5)