(PRESS RELEASE) – A month since confirming the postponement of Sol Rally Barbados 2020 and its associated events, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) remains committed to its premier event.
In a statement issued today (April 21) the Club has updated its membership and overseas competitors with its current plans for the future, all of which still remain subject to the impact of Covid-19 in the island and further afield.
Club Chairman Mark Hamilton said: “Abandoning these events is not a consideration at this point, although their format, scope and size are under constant review given the circumstances and are likely to be influenced should the Covid-19 virus continue to impact our competitors after July 31, 2020.”
“As we had indicated earlier, it currently remains our intention to execute both events in the last quarter of the year, with the potential dates being Sunday, October 25 for Flow King of the Hill, then October 30 to November 1 for Sol Rally Barbados. Clearly, with the continued impact of Covid-19 locally, regionally and internationally, it remains to be seen if this time-line will be realistic. The Club will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions in the best interests of all stakeholders and the events themselves.”
The Club’s championship calendar of sprint and rally events, which was due to kick off with the Shakedown Stages last Sunday (April 19) was suspended until further notice in mid-March, but Hamilton adds: “The Club is looking at potentially starting its 2020 season during late August/early September, dependent on the continuing impact of Covid-19 on the island. We will keep the Membership and other stakeholders updated and wish everyone safety and health in these challenging times.”
Sol Rally Barbados and Flow King of the Hill are organised by the Barbados Rally Club, which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2017; Sol RB20 marks the 13th year of title sponsorship by the Sol Group, the Caribbean’s largest independent oil company, and the fifth by communications provider Flow.