WRC's final round of this season is all set to run on the Australian soil. The event will take place in New South Wales from 17-20 November 2016. The event was launched today, with the presence of Australia's talented rally drivers.
The 2016 Kennards Hire Rally Australia will be running through thick forest roads, with 315km of competitive section, totaling 23 special stages. After 2005, this is the first time Australia is hosting the season finale of WRC.
According to sources, Australia is negotiating with FIA, to extend the final round slot for three more years. Great Britain is also bidding for this slot, so there will be tough competition between these two nations for the WRC season finale.
The result will be known when FIA finalises the 2017 WRC calendar, at World Motor Sport Council next month. Australia is hoping to retain the final slot in the calendar. With the rules changing for WRC cars next year, WRC machines are expected to be aggressive and fast, and Australia is keen on hosting season finale again.