To finish with panache!
Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul © DPPI

To finish with panache!

14/11/2017

While all the titles of the season have been awarded after the Wales GB Rally, the WRC’s contingent is heading to the far side of the World in order to shine one last time before the end of the season.

3: As the number of victories seized by Sébastien Ogier at Kennards Hire Rally Australia. By winning near Coffs Harbour, the brand new five-time World Rally Champion would join the Finnish Juha Kankkunen who holds the record of successes in Australia (4).

3: Despite the M-Sport Team has claimed the triple crown of the season, there remains much to play for the British Team’s members during this last round of the season. By placing at least a car on the podium in Australia, Malcolm Wilson’s Team would accomplish a perfect season, reaching all the podiums of the year with the Ford Fiesta RS WRC. M-Sport would then reiterate its feat of 2009 and 2012 and would become the only team in history to complete this hat-trick.

4: As the number of Volkswagen’s victories throughout the last four Kennards Hire Rally Australia editions. After the three successes of Sébastien Ogier in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Andreas Mikkelsen had won the latest edition marked by the farewell official appearance of the German manufacturer in WRC.

21: As the number of stages planned in Australia. The last 318.16 timed kilometers of the season will be shortened of two SS compared to the previous edition but will include five super special stages. Based between Sydney and Brisbane, the event offers a mix of wide roads crossing meadows and little paths in rainforests. Particularly slippery, the Australian roads will be very hard to manage.

48.89: As the length in kilometers of the Nambussa stage, third longest stage of the season behind Antisanti-Poggio di Nazza in Corsica (53,78km) and El Chocolate in Mexico (54,90km). This special stage, which will take place on Saturday morning and be the main challenge of the event, will be split into two for the afternoon pass. Saturday will be the toughest part of the event, with no less than 140 kilometer to run!

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