The Rally Australia organisers have been forced to cancel this year’s event due to the devastating bushfires affecting much of the New South Wales region, close to where the stages were due to be held. Citroën Total WRT is fully supportive of this sensible decision.

After briefly considering holding the event with a revised schedule over a significantly reduced route, the Rally Australia organisers were left with no choice but to cancel the event on Tuesday afternoon (local time in Coffs Harbour), as conditions failed to improve. Serious bushfires have hit the State of New South Wales in recent days, devastating the local area.

The Citroën Total World Rally Team would like to pay tribute to the rally organisers and WRC promoter’s selfless actions in putting safety first, as well as the transparency and professionalism they have shown in handling what is a difficult situation.

In conjunction with local authorities, they have taken the right decision, given the serious nature of events. Citroën’s thoughts are obviously with all those affected by the terrible situation. Our support and respect also goes to the firefighters who have been working tirelessly over the last few days to protect people and properties.