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WRC drivers to sign autographs in Sydney on father’s day

August 30, 2011

World Rally Championship drivers Sebastien Loeb, Petter Solberg, Henning Solberg, Mikko Hirvonen, Jari-Matti Latvala, Sebastien Ogier, and Matthew Wilson will appear in Pitt Street Mall, Sydney, four days before the Australian leg of the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship held on the Coffs Coast in NSW (see below for driver profiles).

The world’s best rally drivers make the stop for a one-off public appearance to sign autographs and mingle with fans – a rare treat for rally die-hards.

Given this will be held on father’s day, petrol head dads couldn’t be treated to a better lunch pit stop.

If you’re keen, head to the Market Street end of Pit Street Mall in Sydney on Sunday September 4, between 11:50am – 12:30pm.

 

PROFILES OF THE DRIVERS ATTENDING*:

Sebastien Loeb

Nationality – French

Born – 26 February 1974

Current team – Citroen Total

Rallies – 147

Rally wins – 66

Stage wins – 791

Championships – 7 (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

 

 

Petter Solberg

Nationality – Norwegian

Born – 18 November 1974

Current team – Petter Solberg WRT

Rallies – 164

Rally wins – 13

Stage wins – 400

Championships – 1 (2003)

 

Henning Solberg

Nationality – Norwegian

Born – 8 January 1973

Current team – Stobart M-Sport Ford

Rallies – 98

Rally wins – 0

Stage wins – 31

Championships – 0

 

Mikko Hirvonen

Nationality – Finnish

Born – 31 July 1980

Current team – Ford Abu Dhabi WRT

Rallies – 113

Rally wins – 13

Stage wins – 180

Championships – 0

 

 

 

Jari-Matti Latvala

Nationality – Finnish

Born – 3 April 1985

Current team – Ford Abu Dhabi WRT

Rallies – 94

Rally wins – 4

Stage wins – 142

Championships – 0

 

 

Sebastien Ogier

Nationality – French

Born – 17 December 1983

Current team – Citroen WRT

Rallies – 40

Rally wins – 6

Stage wins – 78

Championships – 0

 

Matthew Wilson

Nationality – British

Born – 29 January 1987

Current team – Stobart M-Sport Ford

Rallies – 64

Rally wins – 0

Stage wins – 3

Championships – 0

*Correct when published

Josh was one of the original co-founders of PerformanceDrive. His expertise is car culture and aftermarket performance. He was the editor at Hot4s Magazine for a few years, and has since worked at Fast Fours, Zoom, and as a journalist for The Project Group.