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2020 British Historic Rally Championship Cancelled

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The 2020 Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship has been cancelled as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The decision comes following the earlier announcement today of the cancelation of the Trackrod Rally in September, which along with the Carlisle Stages were the only two remaining unaffected rounds of the championship.

The global crisis forced Motorsport UK to stop all motorsport activity until the end of June, which severely changed the look of the 2020 calendar and now the decision has been taken to cancel the season altogether as a result.

A disappointed Colin Heppenstall, British Historic Rally Championship Co-Ordinator,said on the news: “In the current climate of Covid-19 restrictions we understand the decisions made by the participating rounds to cancel their events.”

“With no timetable on the horizon for rallying to restart, we wholeheartedly understand the Trackrod Motor Club’s decision to cancel their event in September.”

He continued: “Sadly, despite our best efforts, this also means we have no choice but to cancel the Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship and its partner series,’ the Fuchs Lubricants RACRMC Mixed Surface/Rally 2 Championship this year.”

“I would like to thank Fuchs Lubricants for the continued support of the Motor Club and the Championship and look forward to working with the organising rounds, sponsors and partners in 2021.”

This season had set to feature a revamped calendar for the largest historic rally championship in the UK, with five forest and three asphalt events on the line-up before the coronavirus pandemic caused severe disruption around the world.

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