the organizing Committee of the rally-marathon “silk way” can change the route of the race due to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 in China. Rally “silk road” must pass from 3 to 16 July 2020 on the territory of Russia, Kazakhstan and China.
“We are determined to provide maximum support to all our Chinese partners and hope for a speedy improvement of the situation, – said the head of the “silk road” Vladimir Chagin, quoted by TASS. – The final decision about the route of the rally will be made in the near future”.
In 2020 the “silk road” to be held in the jubilee tenth time and for the first time take place in the framework of the FIA world Cup for rally-raids. Route length is eight thousand kilometers. The rally will start at red square in Moscow and finish will be held in Urumqi (China).
Earlier it became known that the leadership of the Formula 1, together with the FIA has decided to postpone the Grand Prix of China indefinitely. The Grand Prix in Shanghai was to be held from 16 to 19 April.
remember, China has become the epicenter of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 – outbreak of pneumonia, which was registered in December 2019. The number of people infected has exceeded 72 thousand people died from infections already more than 1860.