Rally Australia 2017

Rally Australia 2017

Andreas Mikkelsen are back in Australia, at the same place where he finished off last season with a victory, admitting he would like to repeat the success from last year.

The WRC have travelled to Australia for the final event of the 2017 season. This will be Andreas’ third event with his new team; Hyundai Motorsport. After winning here last year, both Andreas and co-driver Anders Jæger are very happy to be “Down Under”.

- This is going to be a very exciting event, and I’m really looking forward to this one. I do believe we should be able to fight for a victory here, and it would be fantastic to repeat the success from last year. What an amazing end to a very special season that would be!

The rally is based in Coffs Harbors, north of Sydney. Andreas describes the event as a fun and very special rally. Many of the stages are run through the rainforest and lined with very high trees.

- For Rally Australia we have stages run through the rainforest, lined with extremely high trees. Visibility with morning and evening sun can be very challenging, and hanging dust doesn’t help.

While Andreas had a challenging road-position for the first day in Wales Rally GB, where he ended 4th, starting late could be more of an advantage in Australia. Andreas plan to make the most of first day, where it should be better to start later in the field.

- Normally it’s the early starters who cleans the gravel roads for the later starters in Australia. Hopefully the weather stays dry, so we can make the most of our starting position on the first day. There are other strong competitors starting close to us, so it will not be easy, but I’m starting to feel more at home in the car, and I would like to

Rally Australia gets underway from Friday 17 November.

Itinerary Rally Australia 2017 (Sydney tid er +10 timer på norsk tid)

Friday 17 November
08:13 SS1 Pilbara 1 (9,71km)
08:36 SS2 Eastbank 1 (19,05km)
09:39 SS3 Sherwood 1 (26,68km)
11:24 Service Coffs Harbour
12:37 SS4 Pilbara 2 (9,71km)
13:00 SS5 Eastbank 2 (19,05km)
14:03 SS6 Sherwood 2 (26,68km)
16:54 SS7 Destination NSW SSS 1 (1,27km)
17:02 SS8 Destination NSW SSS 2 (1,27km)
17:22 FlexiService Coffs Harbour

Saturday 18 November
07:18 SS9 Nambucca (48,89km)
08:56 SS10 Newry 1 (20,87km)
09:44 SS11 Raceway SSS (1,37km)
10:49 Service Coffs Harbour
12:22 SS12 Welshs Creek (33,49km)
13:08 SS13 Argents Hill (LiveTV) (12,24km)
14:16 SS14 Newry 2 (20,87km)
16:54 SS15 Destination NSW SSS (1,27km)
17:02 SS16 Destination NSW SSS (1,27km)
17:22 FlexiService Coffs Harbour

Sunday 19 november
07:38 SS17 Pilbara Reverse 1 (9,93km)
07:56 SS18 Bucca (31,90km)
09:08 SS19 Wedding Bells I (LiveTV) (6,44km)
10:33 Service Coffs Harbour
11:46 SS20 Pilbara Reverse 2 (9,93km)
13:18 SS21 Wedding Bells 2 (PowerStage) (6,44km)
14:16 Service Coffs Harbour
15:30 Podium Coffs Harbour City

All the best,

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