Grupo Desportivo Comercial announces that the 2020 edition of the rally of the Azores, the 55th Azores Rallye, will not take place, being postponed to 2021.
The difficult decision to postpone the rally is due to the lack of human and material resources to ensure that it takes place without the presence of spectators.
This could compromise the safety of the participants and stakeholders in what is the biggest promotion event in the region, as well as the public health of the Azoreans, which we claim from the first hour to be something we would care for without any concessions.
Grupo Desportivo Comercial and Eurosport Events, promoter of the FIA European Rally Championship, are already working to include the Azores Rallye in the sporting calendar of the FIA European Rally Championship, the FIA ERC, in 2021, according to the agreement that ensures the rally until 2022 in this prestigious international competition.
Grupo Desportivo Comercial deeply regrets the postponement of the rally, sharing the disappointment of its affiliates, the fans of motorsport and the Azoreans in general, certain that they will understand the decision now made.