Thursday, 21 May 2020

French World Rallycross round cancelled

PHOTO CREDIT: FIA World Rallycross Media
The French round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lohéac has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Lohéac was provisionally scheduled to host the second out of the 2020 World RX championship on 5-6 September. 

However, the French round has now been cancelled due to the restrictions imposed by the French government ban on mass events until 31 August due to the continuing health problems due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

“This decision was made after careful consideration and consultation with the FIA, the promoter of the championship IMG, the French ASN (FFSA), and the Sports Association of Rallycross de Lohéac,” the event organizers statement read. 

“The health and safety of all those involved remain the priority. A number of options have been explored in the hope of keeping the event, but unfortunately, it is not possible logistically to apply the social distancing measures required on this site, and no other date is available.”

“We would like to thank our volunteers, fans, public for their continued support and will address the economic challenges that this creates for racing teams, drivers, partners, and suppliers. We will come back even stronger in 2021.”

It remains unclear how the cancellation of the French round will affect the revised 2020 calendar set to begin on 20-23 August in Höljes, Sweden. 

The revised 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar:
Sweden, Holjes | 20 – 23 August
France, Loheac  | 04 – 06 September - NOW CANCELLED
Riga-Latvia, Riga | 18 -20 September
Benelux, Spa-Francorchamps | 2 – 4 October
Portugal, Montalgere | 9 – 11 October
Barcelona-Catalunya, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya |16 – 18 October
Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina | 29 – 31 October [Two Rounds at the same venue]
Germany, Nurburgring |11 – 13 December

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