It’s time for WRC season 2017 finale, down under! Kennards Hire Rally Australia, the final round of the 2017 season of World Rally Championship is just about a week far from now. It is also one of the fastest rallies on the calendar and has one of the most scenic routes to watch for the spectators and competitors to enjoy. Having said that doesn’t make it any easier to the competition, but rather tougher!
The rally passes through the forests of New South Wales and hq’ed in Coffs Harbour, which is dry, hot and dusty, all thanks to the southern summer. Yes, the seasons are almost reversed in the southern hemisphere and it scorching summers while the north chills!
Last year’s winner Andreas Mikkelsen is the one to be watched out eagerly since he has successfully managed to seat in a Hyundai i20 WRC, after missing few rounds earlier in the season and a few for Citroen before signing long term contracts with the Korean car maker.
Sebastien Ogier, who recently clinched his 5th successive WRC driver’s title, will be another driver to be watched out for the weekend. Thierry Neuville, Ott Tanak, and Hayden Paddon are another few drivers which we cannot neglect to mention. Mads Ostberg & recent rally winner Elfyn Evans has the potential to surprise, with their not so surprising driving abilities.