When the CAMS Australian Rally Championship hits the Coffs Coast later this month, there is going to be a lot riding on the event.
Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia’s Harry Bates and John McCarthy have already sealed the championship having won all five rounds during the year in what has been a dominant season, but a fierce battle for the minor placings awaits.
However with the pair not entered in the ARC for the final round at the Kennards Hire Rally Australia, instead only registering as WRC entrants, the battle for second will be just as entertaining.
It’s a good old fashioned tussle between two old rivals in Subaru and Toyota with Subaru Do Motorsport’s Molly Taylor and Malcolm Read up against the second Toyota Yaris AP4 in Lewis Bates and Anthony McLaughlin.
The crews are just two of more than 80 entered in the record-breaking entry list, which also hosts the 23-stage Rally Australia Cup and the Rally Australia two-day Event, an event which will run across 14 rural and forestry stages.
Like the ARC, the WRC has also enjoyed a highly successful season with Estonians Ott Tanak and Martin Järveoja already deemed champions after a stellar year.
From one day passes to the four Day Ultimate Get Me Everywhere Pass which includes a free concert on the Thursday, there is plenty of entertainment throughout the whole weekend for fans of all ages
The Kennards Hire Rally Australia takes place throughout the Coffs Coast on 15-17 November.