Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Rally Set and That's Final

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Rally Set and That's Final

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ALREADY thrilled with being granted hosting rights of the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship in 2016, Rally Australia organisers are delighted the signature Coffs Coast event has been given the same slot for next year.

The rally was confirmed as part of the 2017 calendar by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile world motorsport governing body in Paris, although the date - along with those for up to six other WRC rounds - is yet to be confirmed.

Rally Australia chairman Ben Rainsford said the event would be the closing round of the season and it was hoped it would be held from November 16 to 19.

"We're delighted the WRC has retained Rally Australia for 2017," Mr Rainsford said.

"This will be our 25th WRC event and the sixth on the Coffs Coast.

"The rally is secured by strong government, corporate and community support and delivers substantial economic benefit to the Coffs Coast region. For our spectators and competitors, it's an incomparable world championship experience. …

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