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12th November 2011

Justin Dowel and Matt Lee have won the 2011 Bosch Australian Rally Championship after securing the title with a hard-fought battle over the final event, Rally Victoria, this weekend. Driving their Activ RallySport Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX, Justin and Matt needed to finish the event two places ahead of Ryan Smart and John Allen in their Toyota and after they unfortunately suffered driveshaft failure late in the event Justin & Matt clinched the title. Congratulations guys. Here are a few pics of Justin & Matt in Action.

11th October 2011

Rally Pics has recently had the pleasure to work with one of if not the best helicopter pilots in Australia, David Adamson of Specialist Helicopters. David works all over the world flying a wide variety of different helicopters. If you've ever wondered who is piloting the helicopter that gets those great tracking shots of the WRC  or Dakar then chances are it's probably David. He often pops up in the background of my photos although it can be a worry when he is flying below where you are standing as happened earlier this year at Targa Tasmania. I was perched on the edge of a sheer rock face with the cars running on a road below me, David came round following a car and was lower than I was! Here's a few pictures of David in action.

 

12th September 2011

Rally Pics was an accredited FIA photographer of Rally Australia once again. This is Australia's round of the World Rally Championship. The WRC has some truly great drivers currently competing including the rally winner Mikko Hirvonen, possibly the greatest ever rally driver Sebastien Loeb, Jari-Matti Latvala, Petter Solberg and Sebastien Ogier.

But one of the biggest drawcards in the rally was American driver Ken Block. Although he wasn't expected to win he was certainly the most popular driver competing thanks to his hugely successful DC shoes Gymkana videos on YouTube. It was in the world of extreme sports where Block first became famous. He had a great career as an accomplished skateboarder, snowboarder and motocross rider, and was also the co-founder of one of action sports most successful companies, DC Shoes.

Anyway we had the opportunity to spend a few days photographing Ken and found him to be a really great down to earth guy. Whether it was at Ford's cocktail party or in the service park he was great to work with. He and Mikko Hirvonen even took time out to appear at Coffs Harbour high school to promote CAMS new road safety programme. Needless to say they drew quite a crowd. Anyway we thought you might like to see a few more of our favourite shots that we took of Ken in action at last weekends Rally Australia. Don't forget to check out our photo galleries.