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Free co-driver training day in Sydney this weekend

Bernie Webb (left) will be one of the course presenters at the co-driver training.

Rally NSW is hosting a free co-driver training day this Sunday, February 3. The session is open to current co-drivers and anyone else who’s interested in taking on one of the most valued roles in the sport.

Topics covered will range from the first steps to take when getting involved right through to fine tuning of techniques for experienced co-drivers.

We will be announcing presenters in the coming weeks as we confirm the line-up.

This will be an event not to be missed!


Rally NSW is pleased to reveal the first presenter for our upcoming codriver course as Bernie Webb. Bernie is a professional codriver who started out in NSW Clubman events 22 years ago.

Bernie has been competing full-time for the past 8 years and is passionate about helping people into the sport that has offered him so many opportunities. If you’re already competing, Bernie will be sharing some of the tips and tricks that have helped him find rides and achieve results over the years.


Now a factory driver for Toyota Gazoo Racng Australia, Harry was born in to a motorsport dynasty. With his father (4 times Australian Rally Champion, Neal Bates) introducing him to driving from a very young age, Harry started his driving career as a 12 year old competing in local motorkhanas on both gravel and tarmac.

Aged 19, he entered his first rally going on to earn a podium at his second ever outing, the 2014 Narooma Rally.

In 2015 Harry competed in his first Australian Championship round in a standard Toyota Corolla alongside codriver John McCarthy, the pair stepping up to an all-wheel drive Toyota Corolla S2000 in 2016.

2017 saw Harry and John claim their ARC event win together, Harry becoming the youngest person in history to win a round of the championship.

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Harry and John later debuted an in-house built Toyota Yaris AP4 car, taking 2 wins in the 2018 ARC.

Harry is an unassuming and approachable character who attributes a good part of his success to the relationship he has with his long-time codriver. Harry is passionate about supporting anyone else who’s been drawn toward the sport he loves and will be helping give a driver’s perspective on what any aspiring codriver can do to make their mark on the sport.


WHERE: Rydges Parramatta

WHEN: Sunday 3rd Febraury, 2019

TIME: 10am Start

COST TO ATTENDEES: $0 (Rally NSW will be covering all costs of putting the event on.)

HOW TO REGISTER: Fill in the REGISTRATION FORM to finalise your spot.

For any questions, email

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