El Automobile Club Argentino (ACA) and the Organizing Committee of the Rally Argentina confirmed that the competition that is usually held in the province of Cordova will not be part of the 2021 calendar of World Rally.
Despite the continuous dialogue with the promoter of the category to preserve the historic South American date within the calendar, the incessant and diverse problems caused throughout the world by COVID-19, made it impossible for the category to include Argentina in the FIA World Rally Championship next season.
“This is difficult news. However, I understand that the pandemic that broke out on the planet changed many things and with sadness I assume that in 2021 and after many uninterrupted years, we will not be on the World Cup calendar. In the same way, I aspire that this circumstance can be reversed and once again occupy a place in the 2022 calendar ”, explained the Engineer Carlos García Remohí, president of the ACA Sports Commission.
As long as David eli, General Coordinator of the rally, said: “After 39 years of history, not having a rally in 2021 is something that hurts me. I have the same disappointment that everyone who loves this beautiful discipline must be feeling. We work hard, as we have always done and we hoped to be on the calendar once again. From now on, we will continue working towards 2022. We will do, once again, everything in our power to relive the rally in Argentina ”.
Through a press release, local promoters thanked "The accompaniment of all our sponsors and government authorities who supported us for so many years and who continued to do so, even in these difficult times."
They also sent a message to fans that "They are the engine of our rally." In that sense they highlighted: “We know everything that motorsport implies in our country and even more, what this rally means. Thousands of stories, endearing anecdotes, countless hours of waiting in the mountains, family, friends, a tradition that was passed from generation to generation. We also know the disappointment you must be feeling right now. We will continue working hard to make this wait as short as possible and to be able to return to enjoy Rally Argentina soon ”.