18 Nov 2017

Rally driver cops speeding fine

3:51 pm on 18 November 2017

French rally driver Stephane Lefebvre has been caught and fined $2000 after speeding past an unmarked police car between stages at Coffs Harbour's Rally Australia.

Stephane Lefebvre in action

Stephane Lefebvre in action Photo: Photosport

The 25-year-old was clocked doing 108km/h in a 60km/h zone and fined on the opening day of the World Rally Championship finale on the NSW north coast.

But the Citroen driver copped a further suspended fine of more than $3000 on Saturday after stewards reviewed a police report that alleged Lefebvre overtook the unmarked car and another van on double continuous white lines.

Japanese driver Satoru Ito was also fined $2000 when caught doing 104km/h in the same 60km zone on Friday and comes after local authorities warned the public they would be out in force during the event.

Belgian Thierry Neuville currently leads the rally by 6.3 seconds from Finn Jari-Matti Latvala.

New Zealand's Hayden Paddon is in fifth place.