THE Donegal Motor Club has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Knockalla Hillclimb.
The Hillclimb was planned for Saturday, October 18 and this year’s was to be the Golden Anniversary of the popular event.
However, due to the increase of Covid-19 cases in Donegal, the Motor Club says it has taken the decision to cancel the event, ‘with great sadness’.
In a statement, the Donegal Motor Club said: “We have been planning for this event from early August in the hope that the situation with regards to the worldwide pandemic would improve, but in recent weeks and days the opposite has happened, with the increases in cases of this deadly disease in our county.
“With this in mind the health and well being of all the local residents, our team of marshals, officials and all the necessary services needed to run such and event, plus all our competitors who travel from all over Ireland .
“We regret we are unable to provide a day’s competitive motor sport for our loyal Hill Climb competitors.
“We are sorry that the local hospitality businesses will not benefit from our event this year. We thank them for their previous service.”
Organisers say they hope to return for the 2021 version next September.Tags: