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Will I or won't I? That's the question Coffs Harbour's Nathan Quinn has been asking himself since it was announced that Rally Australia will disappear from the WRC calendar after 2019. Back in August, Quinn told RallySport Magazine that if this year was the last WRC in Coffs, he'd do everything possible to be there. "If someone told me that this was the very last time, or if I got to the event and found out that it was never going to come back, I'd certainly be disappointed if I had never gotten to drive again in front of a home crowd," Quinn said. "If it turns out it's not coming back then you'd probably see me in the event, but I don't want to do it in an RX2." Now that the news is confirmed, Quinn's not so sure. Not because he doesn't want to compete, but because the short time frame between now and November's event makes it almost impossible to gather the necessary funds to enter.
"I did say it, but I think I’m out regardless," Quinn said today, referring to his earlier comments.
"I know there's cars available (to lease) but I’m trying to make a mature decision and resist the temptation, in order to make things better for next year! Certainly a tough decision." Quinn is already working on plans to contest next year's Australian Rally Championship and win back the title he won in 2017, but his plans are still fluid.
"I have aspirations, but yet to find the matching dollars," he added.
In the short term, it seems we won't see the local hero at Rally Australia, but his name certainly hasn't disappeared from the top of Aussie rallying leaderboards just yet.

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