WRC 2017 Rally Australia – A Preview


It’s time for WRC season 2017 finale, down under! Kennards Hire Rally Australia, the final round of the 2017 season of World Rally Championship is just about a week far from now. It is also one of the fastest rallies on the calendar and has one of the most scenic routes to watch for the spectators and competitors to enjoy. Having said that doesn’t make it any easier to the competition, but rather tougher!

The rally passes through the forests of New South Wales and hq’ed in Coffs Harbour, which is dry, hot and dusty, all thanks to the southern summer. Yes, the seasons are almost reversed in the southern hemisphere and it scorching summers while the north chills!


Last year’s winner 
Andreas Mikkelsen is the one to be watched out eagerly since he has successfully managed to seat in a Hyundai i20 WRC, after missing few rounds earlier in the season and a few for Citroen before signing long term contracts with the Korean car maker.

Sebastien Ogier
, who recently clinched his 5th successive WRC driver’s title, will be another driver to be watched out for the weekend. Thierry NeuvilleOtt Tanak, and Hayden Paddon are another few drivers which we cannot neglect to mention. Mads Ostberg & recent rally winner Elfyn Evans has the potential to surprise, with their not so surprising driving abilities.

Itinerary

Shakedown (Coffs)5.02 km16. 11.08:00 – [15. 11. 22:00 GMT+1]
1st leg
SS1Pilbara I9.71 km17. 11.08:13 – [16. 11. 22:13 GMT+1]
SS2Eastbank I18.92 km08:36 – [16. 11. 22:36 GMT+1]
SS3Sherwood I26.59 km09:39 – [16. 11. 23:39 GMT+1]
Service A – Coffs Harbour – 30 Min11:24
SS4Pilbara II9.71 km12:37 – [17. 11. 02:37 GMT+1]
SS5Eastbank II18.92 km13:00 – [17. 11. 03:00 GMT+1]
SS6Sherwood II26.59 km14:03 – [17. 11. 04:03 GMT+1]
SS7SSS Destination NSW I1.27 km16:54 – [17. 11. 06:54 GMT+1]
SS8SSS Destination NSW II1.27 km17:02 – [17. 11. 07:02 GMT+1]
Flexi Service B – Coffs Harbour – 45 Min17:32
Leg total112.98 km
2nd leg
Service C – Coffs Harbour – 15 Min18. 11.06:00
SS9Nambucca1748.89 km07:18 – [17. 11. 21:18 GMT+1]
SS10Newry17 I20.86 km08:56 – [17. 11. 22:56 GMT+1]
SS11SSS Raceway1.37 km09:44 – [17. 11. 23:44 GMT+1]
Service D – Coffs Harbour – 30 Min10:49
SS12Welshs Creek33.49 km12:22 – [18. 11. 02:22 GMT+1]
SS13Argents Hill12.33 km13:08 – [18. 11. 03:08 GMT+1]
SS14Newry17 II20.86 km14:16 – [18. 11. 04:16 GMT+1]
SS15SSS Destination NSW III1.27 km16:54 – [18. 11. 06:54 GMT+1]
SS16SSS Destination NSW IV1.27 km17:02 – [18. 11. 07:02 GMT+1]
Flexi Service E – Coffs Harbour – 45 Min17:32
Leg total140.34 km
3rd leg
Service F – Coffs Harbour – 15 Min19. 11.06:20
SS17Pilbara Reverse I10.03 km07:18 – [18. 11. 21:18 GMT+1]
SS18Bucca1631.90 km07:36 – [18. 11. 21:36 GMT+1]
SS19Wedding Bells16 I6.44 km08:38 – [18. 11. 22:38 GMT+1]
Service G – Coffs Harbour – 30 Min09:53
SS20Pilbara Reverse II10.03 km11:06 – [19. 11. 01:06 GMT+1]
SS21Wedding Bells16 II [Power Stage]6.44 km12:18 – [19. 11. 02:18 GMT+1]
Service H – Coffs Harbour – 10 Min13:16
Leg total64.84 km
Event total318.16 km


 

No comments:

Post a comment

All-time Top 5 +NEWS