WRC Rally Japan 2021 officially cancelled

WRC Rally Japan 2021 officially cancelled

The final round of the 2021 WRC has been officially cancelled due to ‘continued effects of the pandemic’ in Japan.

Organisers are forced to cancel the event for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement from the rally organiser: “Considering the characteristics of the WRC competition, which is held on public roads with the imperative co-operation of all in the local community, and the fact that in Japan the Covid-19 emergency cases continue to increase daily and alleviation of the situation remains unpredictable, together we were left with only one choice which was to, unfortunately, call off the 2021 WRC Rally Japan.”

Satoshi Suzuki, executive committee chairmain said: “We are determined to do our best in order to overcome this Covid-19 pandemic and successfully be able to hold the WRC in Japan in 2022. I pray for the safety of all.”

Rally Monza is set to replace Rally Japan as the final round of the 2021 season. An official confirmation is expected shortly.

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