About The Show
The epic FIA World Rally Championship features the sport’s greatest drivers battling for supremacy in the toughest and most varied conditions on the planet. Multimillion-dollar manufacturer teams from Japan, France, Korea and Britain, plus the cream of privateer outfits tackle everything from snow and ice, to gravel, tarmac and high altitude at breathtaking speed on 14 rounds from the historic Rallye Monte-Carlo to sub-tropical Kennards Hire Rally Australia. With jumps, slides and plenty of crashes when they go wrong, a three-day WRC event is non-stop action and drama. The result is rarely predictable – in 2018, the title fight between three drivers went down to the last stage of the last rally of the year, at Rally Australia on the NSW Coffs Coast. Whether it’s Sweden, Finland, Mexico or Australia, the WRC’s biggest attraction is its fan-friendly nature. There are few barriers in WRC; spectators see the cars at close quarters on the competition stages and literally can mingle with the crews when they return to the teams’ central service park. The speed of the cars, the friendliness of the drivers and the joy of the spectators create a captivating atmosphere that will come blasting on to your TV screen.
Key image: Rally Australia 2017-Sébastien Ogier (Jeremy Rogers pic)