Hyundai Motorsport's Statement on Rally Australia | Hyundai N
- Rally Australia organizers announced the cancellation of the event due to critical bushfires in the New South Wales region
- Hyundai Motorsport is mathematically crowned 2019 FIA World Rally Champion for Manufacturers* with an 18-point lead after Rally de España
- The team’s celebration of the world championship is tempered by genuine sadness felt for the local communities who are battling this critical situation.
12 November 2019 - Hyundai Motorsport has been saddened to witness the devastating bushfires in the New South Wales region of Australia, near to where Rally Australia is due to take place.
The organizers of Rally Australia announced the cancellation of the event today. We trust that this decision, taken by the organizers and the authorities, is the correct one and considers the best interests and safety of everyone involved in the rally, and the wider community.
First and foremost, our thoughts and best wishes are with local firefighters, residents, and officials who are affected by this critical situation.
With Rally Australia being canceled, Hyundai Motorsport is mathematically crowned 2019 FIA World Rally Champion for Manufacturers with an 18-point lead after Rally de España.* Feelings are mixed between joy for winning a maiden WRC title and concern for residents affected by fires in the Coffs Harbour area and elsewhere across Australia.
* Subject to confirmation of the results by the FIA.
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