June 3rd, 2020
2020 Solway Coast Rally: Statement
Due to uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Solway Car Club are disappointed to announce the postponement of the 40th Anniversary www.UsedCarParts.co.uk Solway Coast Rally, scheduled for Saturday 15 August.
Despite recent guidelines from both the Scottish Government and the sport’s governing body, Motorsport UK, the associated uncertainties regarding social distancing, together with potential restrictions on accommodation and local services, has left the organisers with no option but to cancel the event.
As released in February, the 40th Anniversary event was scheduled to take place not only on the usual MOD Range roads, but also on Closed Public Roads for the first time. Event Organisers Solway Car Club wish to acknowledge the support of Motorsport UK, the Roads Department of Dumfries & Galloway Council, and Dumfries & Galloway Police Division for their assistance in the Motor Race Order application process required to facilitate this closure.
The www.UsedCarParts.co.uk Solway Coast Rally has been sponsored by the Stewart family of DA Autoparts since it began in 1980. Solway Car Club extends special thanks to Richard, Nadine and Peter Stewart for their continued support and enthusiasm for the event, and looks forward to a delayed celebration of this momentous 40-year association as headline sponsor, which is unrivalled in rallying across the UK, at our event in Summer 2021.