South India Rally postponed to June

The South India Rally scheduled for April 23-25 has been postponed to June in the wake of fresh restrictions imposed by the government due to rising number of COVID-19 cases.

The South India Rally had attracted a record 70 entries of which 21 were women crews. (File picture)   -  Special Arrangement

The South India Rally scheduled for April 23-25 has been postponed to June in the wake of fresh restrictions imposed by the government due to rising number of COVID-19 cases.

In a statement on Monday, the Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC) announced that the tentative dates for the event, promoted by Champions Yacht Club, and which doubled up as a round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, are June 25 to 27.

The South India Rally had attracted a record 70 entries of which 21 were women crews.

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Chairman of the event and MMSC Vice-President Vicky Chandhok said: “Much as the sport is always our priority, we are very concerned about the huge spike in Covid-19 cases in the recent days.

"With an all-time record of 70 entries of which 21 are women competitors the enthusiasm for the sport has also spiked and is at its peak! But after discussions with promoter Vamcy Merla who had put in massive efforts, we decided to postpone the South India Rally keeping in mind the safety and health of those involved in the event."