ARC component of Rally Australia cancelled

The bushfires that have impacted New South Wales have forced organisers to make changes to the upcoming Kennards Hire Rally Australia.

While the WRC component of the event is still proposed to be run at this stage, unfortunately the CAMS Australian Rally Championship (ARC) will not take place.

Rally Australia has today released a statement outlining further changes to the event are expected.

“Rally Australia is consulting with emergency services, authorities and the local community about the evolving situation,” the statement said.

“We still hope to stage the final round of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship, although it may be on a significantly shortened course.”

While no ARC points will be awarded, a number of ARC regulars will still be in action at this stage, given they had entered in the WRC component of the event.

However, Subaru do Motorsport’s Molly Taylor has withdrawn her WRC entry from the event and Subaru have confirmed the team has donated its entry fees to the Coffs Coast Rural Fire Service.

Stay tuned to over the coming days for more information on the Kennards Hire Rally Australia.