Motor sport

Rally Australia cancelled due to NSW fires

Fires force cancellation of Rally Australia.

Organisers initially proposed a revised, shortened route for the final round of the World Rally Championship but took the decision on Tuesday to abort the race as the Coffs Harbour region braced for extreme fire danger.

Supercars leader hit with Bathurst breach

Scott McLaughlin (right) and Alex Premat won the Bathurst 1000.

Supercars championship leader Scott McLaughlin will have to start Sunday's Sandown 500 from the rear of the grid after an engine rule breach at last month's Bathurst 1000.