Hapasport has landed on a mail from Olivier Steveny the FIA sporting coordinator indicating that the Pearl of Africa Uganda rally 2020 which was due on August 14 – 16 has been canceled.
The mail reads; “Dear all, I hope this mail finds you well and healthy.
We have the regrets to announce that, following information received from the host ASN, the above-mentioned event has been cancelled for 2020.
We would like to thank you for your commitment and work already done as officials and we will look together to collaborate again in the future following your availabilities.
“Hoping that this pandemic situation will come to an end and that every championship will be able to restart soon.
In the meantime, stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones. Best regards” signed by Olivier Steveny.
However, the FMU official Mr. Jeff Kabagambe [DVP Motorsport head], has downplayed the mail saying that the concerned parties and stakeholders have not yet come out with a conclusive decision about the event.
“We have to seat with all stakeholders, sponsors and all the concerned parties to make up a decision, as of now the event is still in pipeline” Mr Jeff told Hapasport.
Pearl rally is a prestigious event on the Uganda’s sporting calendar and counts as FIA African rally championship round. Keep it hapasport for more information!!