Currently led by New Zealand’s Hayden Paddon, Australia’s Harry Bates has a mathematical chance of tying up the four-round cup chase.
The sixth of eight APRC rounds is being contested at the Eureka Rally across the alluvial and once gold rich lands of Ballarat, in central Victoria.
With two round wins to Paddon and one to Bates, there is a chance Bates could level the score. There is one difference however, Paddon is the sole international entry to the Australian event – in the Walkem brother’s Hyundai i20 R5 car.
Several prime spectator points include one adjacent to the service park.
While the weather is forecast clear for the weekend the concluding winter season will see daily temperatures in the low double-digits.
Photos: Aaron Wishart