Restrictions during Rally Estonia to be determined in mid-August

  • 2020-07-09
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Possible anti-coronavirus restrictions during Rally Estonia will be determined in mid-August.

Prime Minister Juri Ratas said that the state is to decide the extent of restrictions for the fall period on Aug. 13. 

"There will be sufficient time between this date and the rally event," Ratas said, and highlighted the need for flexibility towards restrictions imposed on the competition spanning a large area.

The prime minister, Minister of Culture Tonis Lukas, Minister of Finance Martin Helme, Rally Estonia Director Urmo Aava and Oliver Ciesla, managing director of World Rally Championship (WRC) promoter GmbH on July 2 signed a memorandum of understanding and an organization agreement, whereby an official WRC stage will be held in southern Estonia from Sept. 4 to 6 when the 2020 series restarts following an enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rally Estonia, the first ever FIA WRC stage to be held in Estonia, will take place on the roads of Tartu, Otepaa, Elva, Kanepi and Kambja.