The 2020 PokerStars Rally, scheduled to take place on the weekend of October 2/3, has been cancelled due to issues around the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The event becomes the second Isle of Man based rally to be cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis, despite the best efforts of the organisers of the event to try and enable the event to take place in 2020.
Mark Quayle, Clerk of the Course for the event said on the news: “We are very disappointed to announce that this year’s PokerStars Rally will not run as planned in October due to the uncertainties surrounding the position regarding the Manx borders and Covid-19 situation. Paramount to our decision was the health and wellbeing of our residents, officials, spectators, and competitors”.
“As with our decision regarding the Manx Rally back in March, it has not been an easy one to make as we were very confident of producing a superb event on the island with some classic stages and new twists on old favourites. We feel it would be irresponsible to potentially open the island to an increased risk of transmission of the virus.”
Last year’s PokerStars Rally was won by Arron Newby driving a Subraru Impreza STI N11 ahead of Mark Kelly and Steve Colley.