FIA World Rally Championship and the Argentina organisations of the 2020 SpeedAgro Rally Argentina have now agreed on to take a hard decision of to postpone the event due to global outbreak of the coronavirus to prevent any further spreads.
The 2020 edition was set to be held on 23-26 April around the Villa Carlos Paz but now they are following many other countries on to ban large gatherings until the situation of COVID-19 have been calmed down.
As the Argentina Government announced the decision, the WRC Promoter, FIA and Automóvil Club Argentino came to an agreement to host the event in the near future.
“We understand the priority of the authorities in Argentina to prevent the further spread of this virus in their country, in particular via events where large numbers of people come together. We regret the postponement and all parties will work closely together to identify a potential new date for the event.” Oliver Ciesla, WRC Promoter Managing Director, said.
“It is disappointing but we are facing a world problem that exceeds us and we understand that today we have to protect everyone’s health.” Carlos García Remohí, President of the ACA Sports Commission, said.
“We deeply regret having to make this decision for the SpeedAgro Rally Argentina. But today, the priority is to preserve the health and well-being of the competitors, teams, members of the organisation and the fans that always join the rally. We hope to be able to celebrate our 40th edition soon.” David Eli, Rally General co-ordonator, said.