MTA NSW Rally Championship
MTA NSW ramps up support for 2019 NSW Rally Championship
The Motor Traders’ Association of NSW (MTA NSW) has announced their continued support of the NSW Rally Championship.
Announcing the ongoing partnership at the recent Rally NSW Awards Presentation Night, MTA NSW CEO, Stavros Yallouridis, said “We are very excited to continue to partner the MTA NSW Rally Championship which provides an excellent platform for promoting the Motor Traders’ Association. The value we received in 2018 prompted a 30% increase in our support for the upcoming 2019 season”.
NSW Rally Panel Chairman, John Sparkes, said “This is fantastic news for rallying in NSW and allows us to continue on from the work we began in 2018. We have been able to significantly increase the promotion of our premier rally series whilst also providing a great opportunity to promote the MTA NSW through our exciting sport. We are thrilled to be able to extend the MTA NSW partnership”.
The Motor Traders’ Association of NSW represent automotive businesses across the State as an employer’s Association. Founded in 1910, MTA NSW assists Members in the operations of their business, as well as lobbying governing bodies to ensure a long and viable automotive industry in NSW.
The first round of the MTA NSW Rally Championship will be the ‘Mitta Mountain Rally’ on the 2nd of March.
L-R: MTA CEO, Stavros Yallouridis and NSW Rally Panel Chairman,
John Sparkes announce the deal at the recent Rally NSW Awards Presentation Event.
2018 MTA NSW Rally Championship Season Review
The 2018 MTA NSW Rally Championship has been one of the most hotly contested rally series in Australia. Follow all of the action and drama from the entire six rounds of the championship in the season review video. Follow the leading drivers and co-drivers all over NSW as they battle it out for the top spot on the championship ladder.
2018 Rally Championship Season Review:
MTA NSW New 3 Year Partnership With Rally NSW
In a first for NSW Rallying, the Motor Traders’ Association of NSW (MTA
NSW) has signed a 3-year deal as the new naming rights partner for the
NSW Rally Championship.
To be known as the MTA NSW Rally Championship, the partnership will
secure a long term relationship that the sport can build on in the
“I’m very pleased to announce this partnership,” said Rally NSW Chairman, John Sparkes. “2018 will see the profile of our sport raised to new heights and promote even more growth for NSW rallying” he added. “We’re also keen to assist MTA NSW leverage the partnership to further promote its brand within the motoring industry and beyond.”
Motor Traders’ Association of NSW CEO, Stavros Yallouridis, said “We are very excited to partner with Rally NSW. Rallying in NSW is becoming increasingly popular, attracting the interests of all generations who are passionate and linked to our industry. Our aim is to work closely with Rally NSW promoting the sport. We are confident that our Members, their customers and the industry as a whole, will greatly benefit from this alliance”.
“MTA NSW is a dynamic and influential employers’ Association that gives a cohesive voice to our many Members, large and small, and protects and promotes their interests through advocacy to government, media, the corporate sector and the community,”
Covering 7 events, the 2018 MTA NSW Rally Championship will include an event from each of the Victorian and Queensland Championships - one in Mitta, just south of the border and the other in Kyogle. The other five events are at Oberon, Bathurst, Batemans Bay, Cooma, and Coffs Harbour for the final round being Rally Australia.
Negotiated by Brett Middleton for Rally NSW, this partnership was initiated by former Chair, Katie Fletcher in 2016 and completed late last year. “We now have a great opportunity for promoting partners, teams and events in NSW for 2018. “ Brett said.
NSW Rallying is very active, with the World Rally Championship (WRC) in Coffs Harbour as the final event in the calendar, teams can build on the year and have a goal to win the MTA NSW Rally Championship, AND compete against the world’s best at the WRC.
Combined with strategic partners and car clubs, the sport has a very healthy following, with the NSW khana X series feeding into the NSW rallysprint series as well as the NSW Clubman series. Teams have a good path of progression from as young as 12 years old.
L-R: Rally NSW Chairman, John Sparkes and MTA NSW CEO, Stavros Yallouridis
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