Bates to make WRC debut
Tuesday 16 August, 2022
Harry Bates and John McCarthy will compete in the 2022 Rally New Zealand
Current RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship (ARC) leader Harry Bates will get his chance against the best in the world next month after securing a drive in the Rally New Zealand.
Bates will team up with regular co-driver John McCarthy for the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) round, with the pair to tackle the event’s WRC2 component in a Skoda Fabia Rally2 evo.
The opportunity for the reigning ARC champion came about after receiving the backing of Australian family-owned company, Pedders Suspension & Brakes.