Unfortunately the Coronavirus has forced the cancellation of Europe’s premier closed roads Championship, the International Road Racing Championship.
Whilst the IRRC Championship for 2020 is abandoned, series organisers remain optimistic that IRRC affiliated events will take place at Horice, Czech Republic and Frohburger Dreieck, Germany.
Prior to the series abandonment, leading talents who were set to tackle the full IRRC 2020 season included Czech roads legend Marek Cerveny, Penz 13.com’s Erno Kostamo, Superbike class newcomer Laurent Hoffmann and reigning back to back Supersport class Champion Matthieu Lagrive.
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Published last night on the IRRC official website, IRRC management released the following statement on the 2020 series cancellation.
Unfortunately we have to inform you that we decided to cancel the 2020 IRRC season, due to the Corona-virus. All riders who applied for the IRRC season 2020 already received an email from us about this decision we sadly had to make.
However, we wish IRRC stays together for the season 2020 and therefore we will retain the starters list for 2020. There is still a chance that the events in Horice and Frohburg will be organised.
IRRC will represents itself to fans and motorsport press despite the cancellation of the 2020 season. If the races can be organised in these places, IRRC will inform all riders by email with further details. IRRC has frequent contact with the organisers in Horice and Frohburg.
Frohburg organisation informed us that there is a possibility that their event might change from date. Moto GP races are currently being canceled and dates change. Should Germany GP at Sachsenring be changed to 19-20.09.2020, Frohburg will postpone their races to 03-04.10.2020.”
Words by Stevie Rial, IRRC management statement via IRRC official website