Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Coast Is the Rallying Point

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Coast Is the Rallying Point

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Byline: MATT DEANS

AS preparations swing into full gear for the ARC Coffs Coast Rally in October, anticipation is building for a likely return of the World Rally Championships to the Coffs Coast in 2013.

Motorsport body Rally Australia has secured a place on next year's FIA World Rally Championship calendar and an official announcement of an expected return to the Coffs Coast is just weeks away.

Rally Australia operations manager Scott Bedford said the upcoming Australian Rally Championship round, October 12-14, would add to Coffs Harbour's already impressive rallying repu- tation.

aThe Coffs Coast Rally will keep the momentum alive after the region hosted Rally Australia and the world's leading rally drivers last year,a Mr Bedford said.

The ARC round to be hosted on the Coffs Coast in about six weeks will traverse some of the routes used by the Rally Australia world round of competition.

aWe are continuing our community consultation with landowners over which roads will be used. …

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