International Rally of Queensland

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The International Rally of Queensland, known previously as Rally Queensland, is a rally racing event held in the Gympie Region of Queensland, Australia run by the Brisbane Sporting Car Club. The rally was based for most of its out of the state capital Brisbane but in more recent times has moved north along the coast to various centres in the Sunshine Coast area. The rally begins in Caloundra before moving inland to forest roads in near Imbil and Kandanga. The rally was first held in 1968 as part of the original Australian Rally Championship and has been part of the ARC ever since.

With the end of the Rally of Canberra in 2008 and the Western Australian government ceasing its funding of Rally Australia in 2006 both the World and Asia-Pacific Rally Championships were both looking for new venues. Rally Queensland was selected for APRC duties and became the International Rally of Queensland in 2009.

In 2013, a competitor died after his car crashed in the Imbil State Forest.[1]

List of winners[edit]

Sourced in part from:[2]

Year Winner Car
2000 New Zealand Possum Bourne Subaru Impreza WRX
2001 New Zealand Possum Bourne Subaru Impreza WRX
2002 New Zealand Possum Bourne Subaru Impreza WRX
2003 Australia Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX
2004 Australia Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRX
2005 Australia Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2006 Australia Simon Evans Toyota Corolla Sportivo
2007 Australia Simon Evans Toyota Corolla Sportivo
2008 Australia Neal Bates Toyota Corolla S2000
2009 Australia Simon Evans Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
2010 Australia Simon Evans Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2011 United Kingdom Mark Higgins Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
2012 Australia Chris Atkinson Škoda Fabia S2000
2013 Australia Eli Evans Honda Jazz
2014 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000
2015 Sweden Pontus Tidemand Škoda Fabia S2000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katherine Feeney (14 July 2010). "Rally death on final day of Sunshine Coast competition". Brisbane Times (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Rally of Queensland: Hall of Fame. Retrieved 26 April 2015.