Scottish Rally Championship cancelled amid COVID-19 pandemic
Organisers of the KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) have had to take the regrettable decision to cancel this year’s championship as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread causing a subsequent cancellation of events.
Four events – McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages, Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Reivers Rally, RSAC Scottish Rally and Grampian Forest Rally – have all rightfully been cancelled due to the global health warning, making the decision to call off this season’s championship inevitable.
While this decision is a huge shame for competitors, organisers and fans alike, it was the only sensible one to make with a rather thin calendar remaining and the threat of COVID-19 still largely unknown.
Organisers of the championship will not be standing still however, with conversation already turning towards 2021 as the series looks to bounce back stronger than ever next year.
“We apologise to all competitors, sponsors and fans who will all be affected by this difficult decision but given the circumstances it was the only responsible one we could make,” said SRC Chairman Gordon Adam.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to spread and apply pressure to our national health service, and with half the calendar now called off it would simply make no sense to continue with the 2020 SRC and potentially put people’s lives at risk.
“As an organising team our attentions have already turned to 2021 where we aim to deliver the best championship possible.”
All competitors will be refunded their registration fee in full. Championship points from the Coogie Urquhart Snowman Rally are now regrettably void but the result of the rally still stands.
If anybody has any questions, please contact Gordon Adam, Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org.