Rally Australia World Championship event cancelled

FIA World Rally Championship / Round 13 / Rally RACC Catalunya/Rally de Espana / Oct 24-27, 2019 // Worldwide Copyright: Toyota Gazoo Racing WRCThe bush fires have created havoc for many.  David Brown reports that Rally Australia has cancelled a major event without hesitation and instead, they are giving a helping hand.

Rally Australia, has cancelled the Coffs harbour international rally because of the bush fires.

The event included the final round of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship.

The safety of more than 1000 people involved as officials, competitors and in support roles was one of the major concerns

Event organisers almost immediately launched a series of activities to raise money to help fire fighters and the community.

World rally drivers autographed hundreds of unsold souvenirs to be auctioned on-line., the proceeds which will be donated to fire victims and emergency workers,

At a thank-you function for hundreds of volunteer rally officials, six-time world champion Sébastien Ogier gave a $16,000 donation to care for injured wildlife.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto