Organisers for the International Rally of Queensland have formally confirmed that the event has been cancelled for 2017.
The rally was originally scheduled for 26–28 May as the second round of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), and the third round of the CAMS Australian Rally Championship.
The cancellation of the Queensland event reverts the Australian Championship to five rounds, commencing with the Eureka Rally in Victoria on 17–19 March.
CAMS General Manager of Motor Sport Events Michael Smith said it was unfortunate for the event to be cancelled, however plans are underway to find a future host for the Australian round of the APRC.
“We appreciate the tremendous support from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Tourism Events Queensland and the army of volunteers that have worked so hard over the years,” Smith said.
“CAMS will now work with the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship Working Group to find a new home and promoter for the event for 2017 and beyond.”