March 28, 2020

IFMAR call off 2020 season

The IFMAR has announced that with an unanimous decision all four blocks and the IFMAR committee have decided to postpone the three IFMAR World Championship events planned for 2020. This means the Electric 1/10th ISTC Worlds in Heemstede, Netherlands, the 1/8th IC Off-Road Worlds in CiaNorte, Brasil and the 1/10th IC Track Touring Car Worlds in Brisbane, Australia are postponed to an alternative date, either 2021 or perhaps later. The first plan was to run those events in the beginning of 2021, making it a very busy calendar with the other already planned events. However, some alternative proposals are being studied now and IFMAR will come back to the racers later this year on how the IFMAR calendar will look like for 2021 and beyond. Additionally the IFMAR has the following to say about the decision:

This will be a disappointment for all of you, organizers, drivers and industry. For many of you, RC racing is the highlight of the week. However, this COVID-19 is not so easy to bring down and to avoid last minute cancellations and even more great disappointments we bring you this message now. Apart from the health issue there is also the travel ban that is in place for a big number of countries. We also need to consider this and travel possibilities needs to be back before we can start racing IFMAR WC events again.

The IFMAR board of Directors

Source: IFMAR []


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