NOTICE (Thur 18 June): Aracauria Road Spectator Point cancelled
Thursday, 18 June 2015 17:20
DUE to rain in the locality, the Speedie Contractors South and North Special Stages on this weekend‘s International Rally of Queensland have been shortened for safety reasons and will now start and finish on Araucaria Creek Road.
This safety decision has caused the cancellation of the advertised Araucaria Road Spectator Point on both days of the rally. The rally cars will still be travelling at low speed on a liaison section past the Spectator Point but will not be travelling at speed.
SWEDISH RALLY ACE TO TEST HIS TALENTS IN A DIFFERENT WINTER ON THE SUNSHINE COAST
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 19:55
PHOTO: Drivers Adrian Coppin (foreground, left) and Ashlea James stay on land while fellow IROQ competitors (from left) Malcolm Read, Erin Kelly, Tim Batten and Mike Young take a ride on the LARC ABOUT amphibian at Caloundra’s Golden Beach (APSM TV pic)
CALOUNDRA, Sunshine Coast - Deep snow and freezing temperatures were the conditions in which Swedish ace Pontus Tidemand groomed his extraordinary driving talent, but he’ll face totally different challenges when he debuts in the International Rally of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast this weekend.
ASIA Pacific Rally Champion Gaurav Gill has had an ideal preparation for his return to the International Rally of Queensland this weekend, winning the latest round of the national championship in his home country, India.
ON the eve of the International Rally of Queensland, here’s a great video review of the previous FIA ARC round in New Caledonia. Will Gill or Tidemand win in Queensland? Or can Jean-Louis Leyraud (Skoda) or Mike Young (Subaru) brea the dominance of the MRF duo?
ENTRY LIST FINALISED
Monday, 08 June 2015 22:02
PHOTO: Canberra's Mick Patton is the top national seeded driver (ARC pic)
THE most experienced field in years, including a world champion driver from Sweden and representatives from seven other countries, will fight for victory in the International Rally of Queensland (IROQ) on the Sunshine Coast on 19-21 June.
THE Mary Valley will be at the heart of spectacular forest-racing action when the fastest drivers from at least eight countries return for the International Rally of Queensland on 20-21 June.
Junior World Champion Pontus Tidemand of Sweden, Asia Pacific and Indian Champion Gaurav Gill and the world’s top female driver Molly Taylor of Australia will be among the stars tackling 18 timed Special Stages over almost 230 kms of roads between Kenilworth and Kandanga.
INTERNATIONAL RALLY DRIVERS TO LIGHT UP CALOUNDRA STREET PARTY
Friday, 29 May 2015 05:49
PHOTO: Pontus Tidemand of Sweden will turn out with his 'works' Skoda S200 for the IROQ Ceremonial Start (APSM.tv pic)
THE fastest drivers from at least eight countries will line up with their cars to meet fans in the main street of Caloundra for a festive evening start to the International Rally of Queensland next month.
Junior World Champion Pontus Tidemand of Sweden, Asia Pacific and Indian Champion Gaurav Gill and the world’s top female driver Molly Taylor of Australia will be among stars at the free Coates Hire Ceremonial Start and street party in Bulcock Street, Caloundra, from 4.30pm on Friday 19 June.
PHOTO: Pontus Tidemand in action in Portugal last weekend Skoda pic)
THE star drivers of the International Rally of Queensland and FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship shone brightly in Europe over the weekend in strong showings for the new factory Skoda Fabia R5 rally car.
Just four weeks before he is due to appear at IROQ on 19-21 June, Junior World Rally Champion Pontus Tidemand of Sweden finished third in the WRC2 category at Vodafone Rally de Portugal.