Scottish Rally Championship cancels 2020 season

Decision made after four of seven rounds called off

Jock Armstrong

The Scottish Rally Championship has become the first rally series to be canceled amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

Over the course of the past week, four of the championship’s seven rounds have been called off, which would have resulted in just a three-round series in 2020.

With that in mind, the championship organizer concluded canceling this year’s series was the only “responsible” decision they could make.

“We apologise to all competitors, sponsors and fans [for] this difficult decision but given the circumstances it was the only responsible one we could make,” said SRC Chairman Gordon Adam.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to spread and apply pressure to our national health service, and with half the calendar now called off it would simply make no sense to continue with the 2020 SRC and potentially put people’s lives at risk.

“As an organising team our attentions have already turned to 2021 where we aim to deliver the best championship possible.”

Michael Binnie was the championship leader, after securing his maiden rally victory on the Snowman Rally earlier this month.