14.03.20

WRC: Rally Mexico cancels Sunday’s stages due to Coronavirus concerns


Rally Mexico will end at the end of Saturday. All (three) Sunday’s stages will be cancelled to allow teams, marshalls and officials to return home earlier as more and more countries around the world take travel measures and restrictions.

The driver who leads the rally after SS21 will win the event. Full points will be rewarded as more than 75% of the initial route has been run after Saturday’s stages.

FIA Rally Director, Yves Matton said: “The decision to finish the event tonight has been taken unanimously by the Rally Mexico organisers, with the support of the governor, the WRC Promoter and the FIA. We are all very sad that the rally has to end prematurely but due to the rapidly evolving situation and the various travel restrictions being implemented in the different parts of the world, the priority was to ensure a safe return home for the teams and personnel. We would like to thank the organisers and the Mexican International Motor Sport Federation (OMDAI) for their exceptional commitment to host a world-class event and the local health authority for their strenuous efforts and all the actions taken to protect locals and visitors.”