Rally Australia boss quits

Ben Rainsford to act as temporary chairman for Rally Australia after Graham Fountain quits.

The organisers of Rally Australia have announced that Graham Fountain, chairman and director of the company, has resigned.

A short statement issued to the media read: “Rally Australia Pty Ltd has been advised today by Mr Graham Fountain of his resignation as chairman and a director of the company.

"Mr Ben Rainsford, a current director from Adelaide, has been appointed acting chairman. Rally Australia thanks Mr Fountain for his service as a director since December 2009 and as chairman in recent months.”

Rally Australia will return to the WRC in 2011 following a one-year absence, and will run from September 8-11.

It will be held in a new base having shifted to the Coffs Coast region of New South Wales, 500 kilometres north of Sydney. Rally Australia now alternates with Rally New Zealand.

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