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Wastegate Chatter … 10: The Coffs washout of 1999

History shows that competitors in next week’s Coffs Coast Rally will be bracing for whatever the weather gods throw at them.

A regular on the Australian and World Rally Championship calendars over a long period of time, the roads around the banana capital of Australia are some of the trickiest you’ll find.

When it’s fine and sunny the surface is hard, dry and extremely dusty. If it rains though, strap yourself in for slipping and sliding your way along clay-based skating rinks.

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Peter Whitten

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. In 2020 he received a Motorsport Australia 'Media Service Award'.
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. In 2020 he received a Motorsport Australia 'Media Service Award'.

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