COVID-19: Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally Postponed

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 22 April 2020 at 07:00

In a statement that Rwanda Automobile club and African Rally Championship said on Monday, Motor rallying enthusiasts and fans will not enjoy sports cars zooming on dusty roads in the country side of Rwanda anytime soon due to measures that were put in place in avoidance of the spreading of the Coronavirus.

Organizers of this championship stated that the decision to postpone the championship was taken in line with the Public Notice issued by the Office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda, regarding the Covid19; and also after consultation with the Ministry of Sports and FIA regional Rally Department.

“We regret to inform rally drivers, sponsors, partners, and fans that Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally 2020 which was scheduled for May 15-17th will be postponed to a later date,” the statement reads.

“In these challenging days, the motorsports fraternity sends a message of solidarity to all drivers, navigators, officials, volunteers, sponsors, partners and fans across the world as we stay strong that we shall race again soon,” said the organizers

The Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally is a round of the African Rally Championship and the Rwandan National Rally Championship. It is ranked third on the FIA/African Rally Championship calendar this year.

Jean Claude Mugabo was the winner of the Mountain Gorilla Rally 2019 title, while Kenyan star Marvir Baryan was one to retain the African Championships crown for the third time in a row.

The Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally is a round of the African Rally Championship and the Rwandan National Rally Championship.

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