Loheac had featured because the deliberate second round of World RX’s revised 2020 calendar, positioned in its conventional first-weekend-in-September slot, however Loheac boss Patrick Germain admitted earlier this month that the occasion was doubtful.
The French round has now been cancelled as a consequence of mass gathering measures that will probably be in place in France till days earlier than the occasion was as a consequence of happen, and the issue in sustaining social distancing earlier than and in the course of the race weekend.
Loheac yearly hosts the most important on-site attendance of any World RX round, with the circuit’s paddock adjoining to a small public street, whereas on race weekends the village and its surrounding campsites are taken over by rallycross groups and followers.
“This resolution was taken after cautious consideration and session with the FIA, the promoter of the championship (IMG), the French ASN (FFSA) and the Loheac Rallycross Sports Association,” learn a press release launched by occasion organisers.
“The well being and security of all these concerned remained the precedence, numerous choices have been explored within the hope of preserving the occasion going, however sadly it’s not logistically attainable to use the social distancing measures required on this web site, and no different date is obtainable is obtainable. We will come again even stronger in 2021.”
Loheac is considered one of solely two rounds to have maintained the identical date within the World RX schedule for the reason that creation of the World Rallycross Championship in 2014. The occasion returned to the worldwide rallycross roster in 2013 having not been a part of the European Championship for the reason that opening round of the 2001 season.
Details have but to be revealed as to how the cancellation results the proposed revised 2020 calendar, pencilled to start at Holjes in Sweden in late August.