The WRC announced today that Rally Ypres in Belgium has been cancelled due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the region.
Emmily Talpe, Mayor of Ypres commented saying:
We have always fully supported Renties Ypres Rally Belgium, but this time we can’t let the rally go on. “We took this decision in close consultation with Governor of West Flanders, Carl Decaluwé, and the mayors of the other municipalities.
Jan Huyghe from Club Sportstage commented saying:
At the moment, the health of the population, of the staff in the care sector, of our employees and volunteers, of the participants and of all rally fans comes first.
“We have followed up the health crisis in close consultation with the local authorities. Unfortunately, the figures continued to rise dramatically. The Ypres Rally has been at the forefront of safety in Europe for years. This time, health is also on the rise.”