Race on to get rally tickets
THE momentum is building and now we know what it's going to cost to see the cream of the world's rally drivers strut their stuff on the Coffs Coast.
The Rally Australia round of the World Rally Championships here in September will offer a vast array of ticketing options starting at $15.
For $99 spectators will get a taste of the ultimate rally experience including a trackside spot for the nightly special stages at The Jetty.
Dedicated spectator locations on daily forest stages in the Nambucca, Bellingen, Coffs Harbour and the Clarence Valley regions and the nightly stage on the foreshores will allow close-up viewing of stars such as world champions Sebastien Loeb and Petter Solberg, Ford number one Mikko Hirvonen, Formula 1 champion Kimi Raikkonen and American YouTube stunt-driving celebrity Ken Block.
Rally Australia general manager Michael Masi said the event super passes promised the best value for money.
"An adult ticket to visit one special stage spectator or enthusiast point every day and the super special stage every night is just $99, with an option to buy a super special grandstand seat for a further $76," he said.
"An event super pass means spectators will see the field race past their viewing location twice every day and twice every night - that's fantastic value!
"We expect this will be a very popular choice, as past research shows many fans like to follow the rally from start to finish.
"Alternatively, there are three-day passes for just the spectator points, enthusiast points or super special, plus individual-day stage passes," he said.
Spectator points on each day and night of rally action will provide full amenities, including shuttle transport or parking, food, beverage and souvenir outlets and toilets.
Enthusiast points on daytime stages are designed for more adventurous spectators, providing better vantage points, but may involve walk-in access and fewer amenities.
Crowd capacity will be capped, with tickets sold on a first-served basis.
Rally Australia will visit different areas each day, all within a 75km drive of the event base in Coffs Harbour - in the hinterland on Friday, southern areas on Saturday and northern areas on Sunday.
Tickets can be purchased online at ticketek.com.au or by phoning 13 28 49.
Locally, rally tickets are also available at WOW Sight and Sound, Coffs Harbour.
Rally Australia, Round 10 of 13 in the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship, will be staged from September 8-11.