Fraser welcomes Rally teams to the Coffs Coast
Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, would like to welcome the competitors, teams and visitors to the Coffs Harbour electorate for Round 10 of the World Rally Championship of the Coates Hire Rally Australia.
This is a fantastic event and I congratulate the Rally Australia team, headed by Ben Rainsford, who have put together a foremost WRC round.
This prestigious international motor sport event will build on the success of previous WRC events held on the Coffs Coast in 2011, 2013 and 2014.
I would like to thank Coates Hire as a major sponsor of this year’s event.
I am thrilled that the people of the Coffs Coast area are again hosting this magnificent event as it is a great opportunity to showcase our uniquely beautiful area to the world.
The event has an overseas television audience of more than 800 million people.
The 50km Nambucca stage of the event is considered by many drivers, to be one of the best in the world and a there are a number of new stages being run in the Taylors Arm, Urunga and Bucca areas.
To all the competitors and spectators enjoying the event, I urge you to obey the directions of the officials while you enjoy watching the thrilling competition of the world’s best rally drivers as they attempt to conquer the challenging courses through some of our spectacular and rugged countryside.