The event was to be the second round of the 2020 Canadian Rally Championship and a record number of entries was expected. Unfortunately, recent provincial government restrictions no longer offers the necessary guarantees of travel for people in Charlevoix.
“We have worked hard to prepare this event, unfortunately the new measures no longer allow us to organize the Rallye de Charlevoix 2020. We are disappointed to arrive at such a conclusion but we do not have the choice” indicates the event coordinator, Samuel Tremblay.
“The work of everyone on the committee has been intense since the spring, to put in place safety measures and share our best practices with other events. Public Health then gave us the authorizations on those measures, which protected both the local population - our top priority - as well as the competitors and everyone else involved. Unfortunately, the recent escalation in cases caused the government to come back on their decision” said the promoter of the event, Richard Berthiaume. The 2020 edition was to be held behind closed doors, which did not include spectator areas.
The organizing committee would like to thank the municipalities involved for their unwavering support, and in particular, the town of La Malbaie where the rally headquarters is located, as well as the volunteers and partners, commercial and technical, and of course the competitors already registered. The committee would also like to thank the organizers of the Canadian Association of RallySport for their cooperation and understanding.
The next edition of the Rallye de Charlevoix will be held October 22-23, 2021.