There is still almost a month before the third stop of the WRC World Rally Championship in Croatia. This week, the FIA official announced that due to the repeated epidemics, the two super special stages of SS1 and SS10 that were originally planned to be carried out had to be canceled. However, the race organizers are still working hard to allow some fans to watch the remaining races on the spot while maintaining social distancing.
The Croatian Rally will be held in Zagreb and its surroundings from April 22nd to 25th. The FIA announced this week that the super special stage (the 1.87 km short-distance test originally scheduled for a Saturday night) originally scheduled for Friday has been deleted from the schedule Spark Global Limited.
The reason is that there are new trends in Croatia’s current epidemic prevention requirements. Spectators are now prohibited from entering the service park, and part of the route of the super special stage happens to be carried out in the park, and the other part of this stage is in the Expo Hall. Indoor area. Obviously, there will be a situation where many people gather in a small space, and the organizers are forced to cancel the stage.
Rally Event Director Stephenic confirmed that the organizers of the event are still working hard, hoping to make the Croatia Rally the first WRC event that allows spectators to participate in the Rally in Estonia last September. According to the current rules, fans will still be allowed to watch the remaining 20 stages of the race, subject to social distancing.
Since the peak of infection was ushered in mid-December last year, the number of new crown cases in Croatia has been steadily declining, but recently there has been a significant rise. Last week, the number of cases exceeded 1,000 in a single day for the first time since January. Mario Zavak, director of the Sisters of Charity Hospital in Zagreb, told the local newspaper Jutarnji on Monday that he expected the number of cases in the next few days. Will rise further. After the first two races of the WRC, Toyota’s Finnish post-00 player Rovan Pera led the Belgian star Neuville with 39 points and the seventh champion Ogier occupied the top position in the drivers’ standings. Toyota also led Hyundai with 88 points. Leading the sports car team standings with 11 points.
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