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ARC, QRC openers delayed by weather

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The opening rounds for the Queensland Rally Championship and the Australian Rally Championship have been delayed by weather. After a period of severe drought and bush fires, which cancelled the 2019 WRC finale in Coffs Harbour, then the Covid pandemic, organsiers have been hit by flooding rains.

Queensland Rally Championship, 2016, Round 1 – Manumbar.

As a consequence, the National Capital Rally, which was to be held this weekend in Canberra has been delayed until 9-11 April.

Netier National Capital Rally’s Adrian Dudok said was pleased that the event could be rescheduled.

“A lot of work has gone into this event and while it’s unfortunate we can’t run the event this coming week, to have a new date locked away so quickly is a terrific result,” Dudok said.

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone to this event in April and thank our sponsors, competitors and officials for their ongoing support.”

Meanwhile, like in Canberra, the QRC cannot start due to the rains and concerns over the damage that would occur to the roads.

Judy Foster, Event Secretary for the Manumbar Rally said:

“Due to the current and impending rains we wish to advise that the event has been postponed to a date to be notified.”

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