Tickets packages for Coates Hire Rally Australia go on sale
TICKETS to see the world's fastest rally drivers in action on the Coffs Coast will cost as little as $49 at the Coates Hire Rally Australia from September 10 to 13.
Coffs Coast residents and visitors will have a range of one-day and three-day tickets to choose from and these are now on sale through NRMAtix.
They offer access to at least two dedicated spectator points each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Each ticketholder will also enjoy watching two passes by competitors in the FIA World Rally Championship and the supporting ECB Australian Rally Championship rounds.
The popular WRC 3-Day Super Pass costs $176 plus booking fee and gives access to every spectator point throughout the weekend.
Several enhancements to the timetable and route promise a feast of easily-accessible rally spectating to the south, west and north of the competitors' service park at C.ex Coffs International Stadium.
Highlights of the 2015 event include three new Friday stages near Taylors Arm in the Nambucca Valley, said to be among the most challenging on the 13-country WRC calendar.
In a refreshing bonus for spectators, the stages will run close to the famous Pub With No Beer at Taylors Arm.
Saturday rallying features the fast and spectacular 50km Nambucca special stage highly praised by WRC drivers in last year's event.
A stage will run at night at Valla, which will give fans a true taste of traditional rallysport.
The rally will close with the televised WRC Power Stage at Wedding Bells, just north of Coffs Harbour, early on Sunday afternoon.
This features an extensive spectator park with views of an exciting jump.
Plenty of free opportunities to see the drivers and cars will complement the spectator stage tickets.
The Coffs Harbour central business area in Harbour Drive will host the official ceremonial start on Thursday afternoon and the podium finish on Sunday.
Throughout the rally, the service park at C.ex Coffs International Stadium will be alive with activity as rally cars and crews return for repairs, replenishment and refreshment throughout the day.
At the end of Friday and Saturday action, the top three drivers and their team managers will appear on stage in a live public interview session.
Nine items of Rally Australia Streetwear are now available including caps, t-shirts and hoodies.