2013 FIA World Rally Championship
Five days to go and Coffs Coast will be bustling with excitement as it hosts the Coates Hire Australian Rally Championships, the Off-Road Championships and the Round 10 of Australian leg of the 2013 FIA World Rally Championships!
We can expect to watch high-powered bush racing monsters fly during this 3-day event that will start on September 12th until September 15th!
This year is the Rally Race’s second visit to Coffs Harbour, the first one being in 2011. Rally Australia alternates with Rally New Zealand on a yearly basis.
New for 2013 is a rally hub in the Centre of Coffs Harbour, which incorporates the service park and a mixed surface super special stage. It will feature two cars at a time with a simultaneous start on the opposite sides of the former velodrome oval, before breaking out onto surrounding streets and finishing back in the oval.
On Sunday the 15th and the last day of competition, the race will go right past the Eastern Dorrigo Way and we are so thrilled because we are currently working on slope stabilisation project in the said location. In 2011, Specialised Geo was awarded a road remediation contract to repair and fix six landslip sites in the area. It can be remembered that the area was hit again by heavy rains in February of this year causing further damage in the landslip sites. At present, with Specialised Geo’s skills and expertise in slope and road stabilisation, there is most likely 1 to 2 months left to complete the project. We will just have a week standby due to the rally, but as always, we guarantee the project is completed on time and on budget.
Anyway, we are expecting the rally race to be spectacular, fun and exciting considering the quality of the drivers, the cars, and all that has been put in place to ensure that this event is a success.
Complete details of the event, race routes and the list of competitors are available through the organiser’s website at