Sebastien Ogier wins inaugural Armor All Shootout

Sebastien Ogier wins inaugural Armor All Shootout

13.09.2014: Volkswagen Motorsport’s Sebastien Ogier has won the inaugural Armor All




Volkswagen Motorsport’s Sebastien Ogier has won the inaugural Armor All Shootout at the Coates Hire Rally Australia - Round 10 of the FIA World Rally Championship.


The current rally leader powered his Polo R WRC to the fastest accumulated time over the four runs of the Hyundai Super Special Stage held in the heart of Coffs Harbour over Friday and Saturday evening.


This achievement saw Ogier awarded with an iconic Aussie trophy in the form of a hand crafted surfboard which has prompted the Frenchman to try his hand at the coastal pastime.


“To be honest I’ve always wanted to learn surfing so in the future I will try and ride the board back in France but for now I need to focus on the bigger trophy [Rally Australia victory]!” Ogier said.


“The Armor All surfboard is the biggest trophy I’ve ever received and looks really cool so I’m very happy to win it.”


The Armor All Shootout has proved a hit amongst WRC drivers from across the globe and offered fans an extra reason to cheer as the world’s best rally drivers took on the Coffs Coast stage.


“We’re delighted to reinforce our partnership as the official car care products sponsor of the Coates Hire Rally Australia by supporting this fantastic concept,” said Paul Blair Armored Auto Group Managing Director – Australia & New Zealand.


“The Armor All Shootout is a fresh concept to the WRC and its layout as a ‘competition within a competition’ really added some extra excitement for the Australian fans this Friday and Saturday evening.”


For more information on Australia’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship please visit www.rallyaustralia.com.au




 
ARMOR ALL's Coates Hire Rally Australia sponsorships


ARMOR ALL is excited about becoming the Official Car Care Products Sponsor of the increasingly popular East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship. The ARMOR ALL Power Stage is a standalone stage contested by the fastest drivers at each Event, with its own dedicate television broadcast with a dedicated segment broadcast on national television. Watch out for ARMOR ALL Ambassador Scott Pedder as he pushes his Walkinshaw Renault to the extremes.


ARMOR ALL is also the Official Car Care Products Sponsor of the Coates Hire Rally Australia, which is Australasia’s only leg of the brilliant World Rally Championship. With Aussie Chris Atkinson driving in this year’s Event interest levels shall be at record levels, with ARMOR ALL represented throughout all aspects of the broadcast which is shown to all areas of the World     



- Gus Burrows -  also photos

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