El Rally Japan, which should have been the end of the World Rally, from November 11 to 14, was canceled due to the pandemic of the coronavirusorganizers announced Tuesday.
“Taking into account the characteristics of the competition, which takes place on public roads with the imperative cooperation of all members of the local community, and the fact that in Japan urgent cases of COVID-19 continue to increase every day and that the improvement of the situation remains unpredictable, we only have one choice, which is, unfortunately, to cancel the 2021 Rally Japan ”the executive committee responsible for the test explained in a statement.
As explained by those responsible for the championship on their website, it will be announced shortly with which competition the withdrawal of the Japanese rally will be replaced.
After eight dates, the French Sébastien Ogier (Toyota) leads the drivers' standings with 38 points ahead of its British teammate Elfyn Evans and the Belgian Thierry Neuville (Hyundai). In builders, Toyota It has 41 points of advantage over Hyundai.
After Acropolis Rally, in Greece, from Thursday to Sunday, two other events are on the calendar, in Finland (October 1-3) and on Spain (October 14-17).