THE 2020 Donegal International Rally is still on course to take place in June, with Motorsport Ireland today confirming the suspension of all events until June 1.
The Donegal International Rally is listed to take place in mid-June and Motorsport Ireland says the date for the resumption of competition – June 1 – may yet be revised.
A number of events under the Motorsport Ireland umbrella have already been shelved and now the governing body has decided on a blanket cancellation.
“As a consequence of the ongoing health emergency and in accordance with the measures being implemented globally to counteract and contain the spread of COVID-19 all events permitted by Motorsport Ireland are suspended until the 1st June 2020,” Motorsport Ireland said in a statement.
“This date may be revised but we will at all times be guided by government policy and what is the right thing to do on a national level.
“All clubs affected by this suspension of events will be reimbursed the deposits which they have paid to Motorsport Ireland and we encourage those clubs to work directly with us with a view to hopefully running their events at a later time.
“These are extraordinary times such as we have not experienced before but one thing is certain we will come out of this, unfortunately no one can put a time on when that will be.
“Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families that the virus has affected and to all those club members who for months have been devoting time and energy to the preparation of their 2020 events. We share their disappointment and wish to express our solidarity and support”.Tags: