Bushfires force cancellation of Rally of Australia

  • Tuesday 12, November 2019 07:44 AM
  • Bushfires force cancellation of Rally of Australia
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: The Rally of Australia was cancelled on Tuesday due to the threat of bushfires near the Coffs Harbour-based event in eastern New South Wales (NSW) state.
Organisers had planned to run the season-ending Nov. 14-17 event with a dramatically shorter route but ultimately decided the risks were too high.

"Considering the best interests and safety of everyone involved in the rally, and of course the wider community, it is not appropriate to conduct the rally," Rally of Australia Event Chairman Andrew Papadopoulos said in a statement.

"Our thoughts are with the NSW community, especially the people who have lost loved ones, livelihoods and homes as a result of the fires in northern NSW, and we thank the rally community for your support and understanding."