Rallys postponed due to COVID-19
Circuit of Ireland Rally postponed due to COVID-19
The Circuit of Ireland Rally organisers have confirmed that next month’s event has been postponed due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. The event was due to mark the third round of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship.
The championship’s second round, the West Cork Rally, has also been postponed due to the virus. Both sets of organisers have had to make difficult decisions and have rightfully put the interest of the public’s health first.
The Circuit of Ireland has been an integral part of the ITRC for many years, attracting the best in Irish and European rallying for many years.
Irish Tarmac Championship organisers will endeavour to support the Ulster Automobile Club in finding an alternative date for the event.
Paddy Flanagan, ITRC manager: “We acknowledge this was not an easy call and fully support their decision. As with all sporting events, we cannot predict what will happen in the coming weeks and months. The ITRC will support all member clubs in any way we can. We will endeavour to keep the competitors and fans up to date as things progress.”
Circuit of Kerry Rally Postponed
Kerry Motor Club in line with guidelines issued by Government agencies and the HSE have taken the decision to postpone this year’s Circuit of
Kerry Stages Rally due to the global outbreak of COVID-19.
Our priority is the health and wellbeing of all competitors, their families and our local community.
We would like to thank all the competitors who entered to date, our main sponsor The Rose Hotel, our associated sponsors, Volunteers and all the residents along our route for your support and patience during the last few months.
Although the rally was scheduled for April 5th which is currently beyond the restriction date we feel that consideration has to be given to the timeline and amount of preparation required by competitors therefore this is the only option.
We wish to advise that Kerry Motor Club have already been in discussion with Motorsport Ireland who have fully supported this decision and will endeavour to run the event on an alternative date.