The long-awaited go back of Safari Rally Kenya to the FIA Global Rally Championship has been not on time till 2021.
The FIA, WRC Promoter, and the Govt of Kenya showed the verdict within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has limited international go back and forth actions.
The rally was once to happen on July 16-19 and was once to be the primary time the development have been a part of the Global Rally Championship since 2002.
“We very much feel sorry about this resolution however there was once sadly no selection given the present international state of affairs,” stated WRC Promoter Managing Director Oliver Ciesla.
“The championship has an obligation of care to all stakeholders in addition to the broader group and this stays our key center of attention.
“The go back of Safari Rally Kenya was once because of be one of the vital highlights of the WRC season and we prolong our gratitude to President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Govt of Kenya and all of the group on the WRC Safari Rally Challenge, headed by way of Phineas Kimathi, which has labored so laborious.
“We sit up for Safari Rally Kenya in 2021.”
Govt cupboard secretary Amina Mohamed stated the coronavirus pandemic offered too many demanding situations for the Kenya and rally organisers.
“Suspending the development to 2021 was once now not a easy resolution to make,” she stated.
“Alternatively, we’re cognisant of the current international demanding situations and guarantee that the Safari Rally will mark an important a part of our nation’s historical past as was once supposed for the following 3 years.”
With Safari Rally Kenya deferred to the 2021 calendar, the following spherical scheduled at the WRC calendar is Rally Finland over August 6-9.
The following tournament outdoor of Europe is Rally New Zealand, which is scheduled for September 3-6, which is about to make a go back to the WRC calendar for the primary time in just about a decade.