Start your engines: Homebush Motor Racing Authority CEO Bryan Hardman, Coffs Coast Advocate Media Sales Manager David Box, Coffs Harbour mayor Cr Keith Rhoades and Rally Australia general manager Michael Masi.
Start your engines: Homebush Motor Racing Authority CEO Bryan Hardman, Coffs Coast Advocate Media Sales Manager David Box, Coffs Harbour mayor Cr Keith Rhoades and Rally Australia general manager Michael Masi. Rob Wright

Coffs revs up for World Rally

THE Coffs Coast is gearing up to host a round of the second largest motorsport event in the world behind Formula One.

Proposed routes for the World Rally Australia will be officially released next month.

“Stages will be held in the four council areas hosting the Rally Australia – Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca Heads,” HMRA chief executive Bryan Hardman said.

This week Rally Australia appointed Michael Masi as its general manager.

Mr Masi comes to the job from Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) where he gained experience on Formula 1, World Rally and V8 Supercars.

“The FIA World Rally Championship will bring a massive international focus on the beautiful Coffs Coast and I’m pleased to see the region is looking forward so enthusiastically to welcoming it,” Mr Masi said.

Rally Australia will be round 10 of 13 in the 2011 WRC which starts with Rally Sweden on February 11-13.



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