Italy advances three weeks in FIA World Rally Championship calendar whereas ADAC Rallye Deutschland is known as off because of COVID-19 pandemic.

2019 WRC - Rally Italia Sardegna - T. Neuville/N. Gilsoul, Hyundai Motorsport (DPPI)

Italy’s 2020 FIA World Rally Championship fixture at Rally Italia Sardegna will plug forward by three weeks to 8-11 October. The interrogate to re-time desk came from rally organiser Automobile Membership d’Italia and used to be agreed by the FIA, motorsport’s governing physique, and WRC Promoter following the compelled cancellation of ADAC Rallye Deutschland.  

The switch avoids a date conflict with Formula 1’s Gran Premio Dell’Emilia Romagna, which will likely be held at Italy’s Imola circuit on the same unhurried- October weekend on which Rally Italia Sardegna used to be in the initiating scheduled.

The plug forward provides the prospect of higher climate on the Mediterranean island for the gravel road fixture, besides extra daylight as Europe moves deep into autumn. 

Angelo Sticchi Damiani, president of rally organiser Automobile Membership d’Italia, stated finalising a date which aligned with other championship calendars used to be a posh task. 

“In ACI now we personal worked challenging to redefine the current dates for the 2020 Rally Italia Sardegna,” he explained. “It has no longer been easy to net the factual days which could perhaps accomodate the wants of all stakeholders and could perhaps work effectively for the earn of Sardinia.

“In this very sophisticated one year ACI has wanted, as already proven with the F1 GPs in Monza, Mugello and Imola, to present protection to national and global motorsport by confirming additionally our opponents. I in my conception thank the earn of Sardinia for his or her absolute enhance to invent all this happen.”

The alternate used to be made probably after ADAC Rallye Deutschland used to be known as off. The Bostalsee-based fully mostly event on 15-18 October used to be scheduled to be round six of the season, but organisers personal cancelled it because of restrictions on mass gatherings in Germany associated to COVID-19.

The 2020 calendar is:

Round Rally Date
1 Monte-Carlo 23-26 January
2 Sweden 13-16 February
3 Mexico 12-15 March
4 Estonia 4-6 September
5 Turkey 18-20 September
6 Italy 8-11 October
7 Belgium 19-22 November

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