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No stopping Bates/McCarthy in Rally Queensland

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Harry Bates and John McCarthy have made it two consecutive RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship (ARC) victories after dominating the 2021 Accent Benchtops Rally Queensland. The 2019 champions proved just too strong for the 29-car ARC field, winning a clean sweep of stages throughout the weekend to comfortably win by more than two minutes. […]

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Bates dominates on day 1 of Rally Queensland

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Harry Bates and John McCarthy remain in top form, finishing the opening day of the Accent Benchtops Rally Queensland on top of the standings. Claiming the opening heat in style, the Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia star clean swept all six stages, but there were plenty of challengers pushing the GR Yaris AP4 pilots. Harry’s younger […]

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Bates/McCarthy put in Champion’s performance in Canberra

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Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia has enjoyed the perfect start to the 2021 RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship, securing a one-two finish in the Netier National Capital Rally. Harry Bates and co-driver John McCarthy dominated across both days, but didn’t have it all their own way throughout the weekend, with second placed Lewis Bates and […]

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ARC, QRC openers delayed by weather

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The opening rounds for the Queensland Rally Championship and the Australian Rally Championship have been delayed by weather. After a period of severe drought and bush fires, which cancelled the 2019 WRC finale in Coffs Harbour, then the Covid pandemic, organsiers have been hit by flooding rains. As a consequence, the National Capital Rally, which […]

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Peugeot Partners with the ARC

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Peugeot Australia will be the Official Commercial Vehicle partner of the RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship in 2021. The spacious and comfortable Peugeot Boxer Van will now be a regular feature at each ARC round this season, with the van also playing a key role in helping Motorsport Australia deliver each event, thanks to […]

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National Capital Rally starting to take shape

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With 2019 Victorian Rally Champion Arron Windus the most recent high profile name to confirm his spot in the Netier National Capital Rally in Canberra, the field is beginning to take shape as one of the strongest line ups in recent years. Already, 38 crews have entered the RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship (ARC) […]

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Rally Queensland welcomes naming rights partner

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The RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship’s (ARC) newest addition in 2021, Rally Queensland, has received a major boost with Accent Benchtops signing on as the event’s naming rights partner. Unveiling a new logo and major partner, the event is on track for its return to the ARC calendar in 2021, providing an exciting new […]

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Coffs Harbour to host ARC and APRC season finale

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Motorsport Australia has announced Coffs Harbour will play host to the final round of the RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship (ARC) and the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) finale on 26-28 November 2021, thanks to the support of the NSW Government. The new look ‘Coffs Coast Rally’ will see competitors from across Australia, […]