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Rally Recall: The first Rally Australia

In September 1989, the World Rally Championship descended on Australia for the first time for an exciting event based in the Western Australian capital of Perth.

In 1989, Rally Australia presented the sport with an entirely new set of circumstances, and instigating one of the most popular annual events in the series.

The FISA (then the governing body) had fast-tracked the event into the WRC without first holding a customary Drivers championship-only event, in fact only one candidate event had previously been run.

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Martin Holmes