The FIA World Rally Championship announced on Tuesday evening that next year’s Rally Sweden which was due to take place from February 11 to 14 has been cancelled due to COVID 19.

In a statement, rally promoter Glenn Olsson said:

“Rally Sweden organisers, the FIA and WRC Promoter fully understand that the health of the local population is of primary concern and are committed to a collective duty of care to protect both the Värmland community and the WRC famil.

“During our planning, we have closely monitored what is a constantly evolving Covid-19 situation in the region. While we are naturally extremely disappointed, especially given the exciting new-look itinerary, this is a decision we support.”

Rally Sweden is the only scheduled winter event on the calendar and promoters and the WRC are working with the FiA to find an alternative event.

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