WRC Rally Australia 2017 Live stream Watch Online, FIA World Rally Championship live 2017 Kennards Hire Rally Australia live online, Nine will screen the FIA World Rally Championship this weekend, from the forests of Coffs Harbour. 17–19 November 2017.
So here we are, after 12 rounds, thousands of miles and a not inconsiderable number of crashes and off-road excursions, the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship reaches its climax in Australia. An event that’s moved around over the course of the last few years, the WRC’s annual trip down under remains a firm favourite with both teams and fans, not least as it blends a challenging gravel surface with flowing stages which enable crews to build up a rhythm. Based in Coffs Harbour since 2011, Rally Australia has been a key round of the WRC for decades, with many of the sport’s most memorable moments having taken place on the nation’s sun-baked outback roads.
The Australian round of the WRC has long majored on providing a mix of technically demanding sections and flat out blasts between outback trees, stages which require drivers to have taken their bravery pills beforehand! This year’s running encompasses a trio of stages new for 2017 north of Coffs Harbour, plus a tarmac blast along the Coffs jetty, a stage repeated on Saturday afternoon. Saturday is also home to Nambucca, a monster of a stage in the tradition of Rally Australias of old, and one which clocks in at 49km. Sunday will see the crews tackle a trio of tests, including Bucca and the Wedding Bells Power Stage.
M-Sport will go into the event high on confidence after its performance on home turf a few weeks ago. Elfyn Evans has already admitted that it will take a monsoon of epic, indeed wholly improbable, proportions for him to repeat his Welsh victory down under, but that doesn’t mean that the WRC’s latest winner isn’t fired up for the final round of the season, especially as (with the title already decided) there’s no chance of team orders. Newly crowned WRC champions Sebastian Ogier will no doubt be seeking to complete his 2017 season in the manner in which he started it, while Toyota-bound Ott Tanak will want to close the M-Sport portion of his career with another victory. The M-Sport Fiesta has proved it has what it takes to win on punishing gravel events already this year, so Malcolm and his team will seek to end the year on a high, especially as Ford continue to monitor the team’s performance with renewed interest.