Chennai, Mar 15 : The Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC) today announced postponement of the South India Rally, scheduled to be held here from March 20-22 to June 19-21 in view of the escalation in the COVID-19 virus situation across the country.
This was announced by Event Chairman Vicky Chandhok in a release here. The South India Rally also doubles up as a round of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship and the FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (4-wheelers). Chandhok, who is also the president of APRC Working Group, said: “After much discussion internally, and following the lockdown in various States and territories across India, besides travel advisories and restrictions on public assembly, we have decided to postpone the South India Rally to June 19 to 21.
“We were confident of running the event on schedule as we had put in place all measures and infrastructure complying with the Union Government health advisories to provide a safe environment to all the stakeholders'', he said. ''However, developments in the past couple of days forced us to rethink and decide on postponing the rally'', he added. (UNI)