South Australia in discussions with FIA for a WRC return from 2025

The WRC event director, Simon Larkin, says that FIA and WRC Promoter are in discussions with the government entities of South Australia for a WRC comeback and admits that the target of the Rally Australia return to the WRC calendar is from 2025.

The last time that Rally Australia was in WRC was in 2018 with Jari-Matti Latvala winning this event with a Toyota Yaris WRC as the 2019 version was forced to be cancelled by the organisers due to the fact that the forest in New South Wales was on fire and it was very dangerous for the drivers to compete.

Although New South Wales was the city that hosted this WRC event for many years, it is now speculated that the rally will move southerly and this will be a new challenge for the drivers.

"We are in two preliminary discussions with government entities and we are progressing our discussions with both and we will see how things go", Larkin said.

"New South Wales is not in the mix.

"The option with Destination New South Wales has expired so we are exploring elsewhere.

"2025 is the target, not before.

"We are being quite practical and rational given we have huge demand for slots on the calendar.

"But Australasia, whether it is Australia or New Zealand are key targets of ours currently. 

"Discussions are continuing with New Zealand as well".


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