THE 2020 National Stages Rally Championship and the National Forestry Rally Championships have been cancelled.
Motorsport Ireland confirmed this morning that, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the Championships have been pulled from the schedule.
“This decision has been taken as a result of several rounds of both championships being cancelled due to the restrictions which we now live under,” a statement said.
“Even though some events may run later this year, no event will hold National Championship status for 2020.
“Motorsport Ireland would like to acknowledge the large amount of work put into both championships by the respective championship sub-commissions and the Rally Commission as a whole.”
A number of high-profile events, such as the Donegal International Rally, had already been shelved.
Motorsport Ireland is hopeful that ‘some’ events may run later in the year.
A statement added: “Many of the rounds were fully organised and we thank the clubs for the huge effort that they have put into their events, hopefully some of them may run this year.
“We would also like to thank the championship sponsors for their continued support over many years, Triton for the National Stages Rally Championship and Valvoline for the National Forestry Rally Championship, along with many other associate sponsors.”