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NSW Police Pounce On Aussie Supercar Rally Stage After Driver Clocked At 216km/h

What do you do when you’re part of an elite club of supercar owners in Australia looking for some thrills? You go on a rally-style drive of course. A group taking part in an event called the Modball Rally are racing exotic cars around Australia right now, and one of them was busted at an insane speed on the way to Melbourne yesterday.

Editor’s Note: This post originally included an image of a car not associated with the recent Police action. Gizmodo apologises to the owner of the vehicle for the error.

The Modball Rally is similar to other rally events held around the world, including the Gumball Rally 3000 which pits teams in luxury supercars against each other to see who can make it to the next city the fastest via public roads.

The slogan for the Modball Rally Australia is “drive all day, party all night”. Above is the wrap-up event video from last year’s Aussie Modball stage.

NSW Police got wind of the Modballers racing from Sydney to Melbourne on Saturday, as first spotted by News Limited’s Josh Dowling, and stopped an Audi RS6 after clocking the car at a whopping 216km/h.

The Police have confirmed the stop to us this morning. Here’s their statement:

A man has had his licence suspended and will appear in court after being detected travelling at an alleged speed nearly twice the limit in the State’s Riverina today.

About 1pm (Saturday 25 October 2014), police from Gundagai Highway Patrol observed a black Audi RS6 wagon travelling south on the Hume Highway at Mundarlow at an alleged speed of 216 km/h in a 110 km/h signposted area.

The Audi was stopped and the driver was spoken to.

The driver, a 29-year-old man from the United Kingdom was issued a Field Court attendance Notice for exceeding speed limit by more than 45km/h.

He had his licence suspended on the spot and is due to appear at Gundagai Local Court on Monday 1 December 2014.

Police will allege the man was driving to Melbourne as part of an organised rally event.


Driver registration for the Modball was held in Sydney at a popular nightclub last week, before the rally kicked off in earnest from Bondi Beach.

Cars participating in the rally include a Lamborghini Gallardo, Holden Commodore, Rolls Royce Phantom and Mitsubishi Lancer, as well as the recently busted Audi RS6.

The 2014 rally is in its final two days right now.

We’ve reached out to the organisers of the event for comment.

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