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Kiwi pair to make Rally Australia debut

Tony Gosling and Blair Read will swap their Escort RS1800 for a Citroen at Rally Australia. Photo: Geoff Ridder

New Zealand competitor and rally sponsor, Tony Gosling, will head across the Tasman in November to contest Rally Australia for the first time.

Currently competing in events at home in a classic Ford Escort RS1800 and Subaru Legacy RS Turbo, the Stadium Cars owner will switch to a front-wheel drive car for the November 17-19 event.

Gosling has leased one of Ron Cremen’s Citroen DS3-R3 cars for the WRC round, with regular co-driver Blair Read calling the pacenotes.

They are the second Kiwi pairing to lease one of Cremen’s Citroens, with a second car to be driven by Western Australian-based Mike Young.

Young’s co-driver will be Malcolm Read, the brother of Gosling’s co-driver Blair, so there is sure to be plenty of sibling rivalry on offer during the event.

It will be Gosling’s first entry in a World Rally Championship event, with the car to be sporting Stadium Finance livery.

Tony Gosling will drive a Citroen DS3-R3 in November’s Rally Australia.

Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media.

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