Next week the WRC Kennards Hire Rally kicks off and Airport Metals couldn’t be more excited! For those who have been before, you already know the World Rally Championship (WRC) is one of the most exciting and gruelling motorsport competitions in the world.
For those who don’t know what it’s about – or better yet, are attending for the first time this year – you’re in for a treat. The WRC demands courage, passion, adaptability and skill from its drivers in ever-changing conditions. The Kennards Hire Rally is the Australian leg of the championship and the closing round of the season.
Only Australia’s second world championship event for motorsport (alongside Formula One), the Kennards Hire Rally showcases some of the world’s greatest drivers and Airport Metals are proud to be a part of this exciting competition.
When and where is it happening?
The event takes place over the 15th-18th November, with the Opening Ceremony kicking off on Thursday afternoon at the Coffs Harbour foreshore. The following days are filled with spectacular rallying from world-class drivers in some of the highest performing vehicles.
The winner’s champagne spray is held at the end of the day last stage at the NSW Forest Rally Village on Sunday afternoon.
Coffs Coast is located along the east coast of Australia in NSW. It is accessible via the Pacific Highway in both directions and is just under a four-hour drive from the Gold Coast and a six-hour drive from Sydney. It’s also accessible via airplane with Coffs Harbour airport not far away.
How are Airport Metals involved?
Airport Metals love being a part of the motorsport community in Australia. Over the years, we have provided materials to university motorsport teams including the Monash Motorsport team, who have won nine out of their last ten Australian competitions.
For the Kennards Hire Rally, we have provided materials for several of the vehicles. Chrome-moly is the main product we’re supplying. It’s an alloy used in oil and gas, energy, construction and automotive industries. It’s the ideal material for the competition as it’s resistant to corrosion even in high-temperature and high-pressure environments.
See you there!
Airport Metals will be attending the rally at Coffs Harbour. Keep an eye out for our team members in fluoro-yellow and grey t-shirts and don’t be afraid to come say hi! We’d be more than happy to have a chat about the rally or anything else. For anyone who can’t make the event, keep an eye on our Facebook to see great behind-the-scenes pictures and videos.