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    A lot of NSW crews were planning on leaving today or tomorrow to head up including me. If the highway is closed that won't be happening. Ray
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    At least one stage is affected at the moment. A stage commander let me know and will keep on updates.
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    Conditions are expected to be worse on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. With Australian liability laws, think everyone is more likely to be in a hotel swimming pool next week than out doing recce. (quite some 'in-car' video)

    https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw...60b8895619d399
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    Will it go ahead after all?
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    Extract from article below.
    “We are seeing situations in NSW (november 2019)with these fires we have not seen before and of course concerns remain mainly around the Glen Innes area and also Port Macquarie and Taree regions and the townships around those communities.”


    https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw...aa7919606a9832

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    Mr VOR (canny scot figured out which event to go to) in Vic, Aus - targa high country day 2. (Would have been cool to have had a Formula Libre wrc aus event, wrc cars being chased on tarmac by dodge vipers.
    https://youtu.be/Xn9tRs3Folo

    Usually pretty bad if 'out of state' fire personnel are moved in. ACT fire people go to nsw
    https://www.portnews.com.au/story/64...G2Qg3x_7L9Rscw

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    https://www.news.com.au/national/ful...e63545fd04c094
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    Bulletin issued last night to the national competitors, the National competition running behind the WRC field has been cancelled due to the fires. The WRC competition will continue.

    https://i.redd.it/fgwp9s2arnx31.jpg

    Earlier, another bulletin was issued outlining changes to the itinerary which would make the event a 2-day event (Saturday/Sunday only), potentially using some different roads. This was issued for the National competitors but I would imagine also applies to the WRC side of things:

    https://rallyaustralia.com.au/wp-con...ublication.pdf

    (source for both updates are from https://www.reddit.com/user/BengalDamian/ on Reddit)

    EDIT: from another person close to the event: "We have been told rally will be cancelled totally if fires are still bad this week as they cannot run with fire and emergency services committed to fire"
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    Obviously sorry for the people there, but thank goodness the Drivers Championship was sorted in Spain at least...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sniper View Post
    Obviously sorry for the people there, but thank goodness the Drivers Championship was sorted in Spain at least...
    Very true.

    Also the PR of a Rally taking place against the background, doesn't look good for anyone.

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    So sad for Paddon if the rally is cancelled...

    Some reports say the Saturday stages are mostly affected, so the alternate two-day itinerary could have Friday stages moved to Saturday.
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